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Features

August 2014

Oath

Texas Tech Law welcomed 229 new J.D. students during first-year orientation on August 12–15. Read more…


    Features

    August 2014

    Houston REP

    Since its rollout in Dallas and Fort Worth two years ago, the Regional Externship Program has expanded to Austin, San Antonio, and now to Houston this fall. Five rising 3Ls were selected for the inaugural Houston semester, and five were placed in Dallas and Fort Worth. Read more…


      Alumni

      August 2014

      Darryl Vereen

      We alums may think that “Back-to-School” doesn’t apply to us anymore, but it does. The start of a new semester lets us see student success stories that were made possible by our support. In many ways, their achievement is our achievement. Read more…


        Faculty / Staff

        August 2014

        Associate Deans

        On August 1, Professor Alison Myhra assumed the role of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She replaced Dean Jarod Gonzalez, who has been on the Texas Tech Law faculty since 2004.


          Faculty / Staff

          August 2014

          Cayla Smith

          Cayla Smith joined Texas Tech Law as our new Director of Alumni Relations. A native of Spearman, Smith worked in both public and industry accounting and came to the law school by way of the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech, where she served as the Assistant Director of Employer Relations.


            Faculty / Staff

            August 2014

            Kevin Goertzen

            Kevin Goertzen, our former Associate Director for International Programs, is the new Development Officer for the law school. Before moving to Lubbock, Goertzen worked in New York City as an account executive and vice president of sales and marketing within the music and entertainment industry. He is also a professional actor and holds his J.D.  from Stetson University College of Law. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Texas.


              Students

              August 2014

              Bar Exam

              On July 31, Career Services served popsicles to celebrate the 2014 graduates who had just completed the July 2014 administration of the Texas Bar Exam.

               

              Many thanks to the following alums who served as bar-exam mentors for the February and July 2014 administrations of the Texas Bar Exam!

              Mikela Bryant ’12

              Jeremy Curtis ’10

              The Honorable Drue Farmer ’90

              Suzan Fenner ’71

              Tempie Hutton-Francis ’94

              Rose Haluschak ’02

              Stacey (Shaw) Holtzman ’05

              Kay Lively ’98

              Natalie Mahlberg ’11

              Victor Mellinger ’89

              Brad Odell ’08

              John Rosentreter ’93

              Marilyn Shell ’73

              Donnie Yandell ’01


                Students

                August 2014

                International Students Luncheon

                Dean Darby Dickerson and Associate Dean for International Programs Jorge Ramírez welcomed this year’s LL.M., exchange, and international J.D. students to the law school during an informal luncheon on August 19. The International Law Society and members of the faculty and staff also mingled with the new students.


                  Alumni

                  August 2014

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                  Career Services has debuted a series of webinars to assist our graduates in their job searches. Topics include networking, job-search strategies, resumes, cover letters, interviews, and salary negotiation. The graduates are also prompted to schedule appointments with Career Services for individual counseling and advice. The first webinar was introduced the week after the July bar exam, and the rest are being released on a weekly basis. The response has been great thus far!

                  To access the webinars, contact the Career Services office at (806) 742-3879 or careerservices.law@ttu.edu.

                   


                    Students

                    August 2014

                    Fall OCI

                    Ronald Miller (’16) [left] interviewed with Thompson & Knight Partner David Schulte [right] and Thompson & Knight Associate Attorney Christina Collins [center], both from the firm’s Dallas office, during the first session of Career Service’s on campus interview program.