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March 2016

12th Annual Scholarship Gala Award Winners

More than 300 alumni, faculty, staff, and students attended the 12th Annual Law School Scholarship Gala at The Overton Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday, March 5. The evening’s focus was to recognize Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service award winners, and raise funds for student scholarships. The evening was a smashing success! Read more…


    Features

    March 2016

    Carl Charles

    Texas Tech Law hosted its third annual Diversity Week Series from March 7-10, featuring speakers from across the nation. Read more…


      Features

      March 2016

      Rep. Drew Darby

      Representative Drew Darby, Texas House of Representatives, District 72, delivered the March 2016 Energy Law Lecture on “The Challenges of Urban Drilling.” (Pictured, second from left, along with Professor Bill Keffer and student officers of the Energy Law Interest Group) Read more…


        Features

        March 2016

        Water Law Symposium

        The Texas Tech Law Review and Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal hosted the 2016 Water Law Symposium on February 26 in the Lanier Auditorium. The symposium featured a keynote address on water accountability and regulation, and three panel discussions on various water-law topics. Read more…


          Alumni

          March 2016

          Clara (C.B.) Burns

          This month’s Sidebar Spotlight visited with El Paso’s Clara (C.B.) Burns. Burns is a partner in Kemp Smith and chairs the firm’s Labor and Employment Department. A 1990 graduate of Texas Tech Law, Burns served as the Managing Editor of the Texas Tech Law Review. Read more…


            Features

            March 2016

            National Champions - Tempe AZ

            Congratulations to 2Ls Cole Leonard, Kimberly Elmazi, Rasha Abu-Zeyadeh, and Deontae Wherry on winning Texas Tech Law’s 38th national or international championship at the Southwestern Mock Trial Competition in Tempe, AZ. The team was coached by Carly Barton (’14, pictured center).


              Alumni

              March 2016

              Frost

              Judge E. Scott Frost, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, has been nominated by President Obama for an open position on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.


                Alumni

                March 2016

                Congratulations to Scotty Holloman ’83 of Hobbs; Dustin Hunter ’98 of Roswell; and Jerry Dixon ’81 of Albuquerque, who have been elected to serve as President of the New Mexico State Bar in 2017, 2018, and 2019, respectively!


                  Alumni

                  March 2016

                  Christy Jack

                  Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Christy Jack, partner at Varghese Summersett, PLLC, to serve on the Governing Board of the Texas Civil Commitment Office starting February 1, 2018.


                    Alumni

                    March 2016

                    Dallas Alumni Reception

                    Dallas-area alumni and accepted students gathered for a reception at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities on Main on March 24. The reception was sponsored by the intellectual Property firm of Braxton, Hilton & Perrone.


                      Alumni

                      March 2016

                      Austin Reception

                      Austin-area alumni and accepted students gathered for a reception at The Clay Pit on Main on March 10.


                        Alumni

                        March 2016

                        El Paso Alumni Reception

                        El Paso-area alumni gathered for a CLE and reception at the El Paso Community Foundation on North Oregon on March 18. The reception was sponsored by the Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez and Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane P.C.