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Features

November 2016

Advocacy

The Texas Tech Law Advocacy Program brought home the 39th national championship in school history after defeating Stanford Law School in the final round of the National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom held in South Bend, Indiana. Lorna McMillon (‘14) coached the team. The team, featuring 3Ls Emilie Blake, Mariah Mauck, Jessica Morrison, and Sarah Scrivner, also won Best Brief honors.
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    Alumni

    November 2016

    Eichman

    This month’s Sidebar Spotlight visited with Judge Billy Eichman, judge of the 364th District Court in Lubbock.

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      Development

      November 2016

      Copeland

      It is not often that successful Texas Tech alums consider their fondest law-school memory to be skipping class. But for David Copeland, skipping one class in particular ranks at the top of his Tech Law memories.
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        Features

        November 2016

        Energy Law Lecture Series

        Kathleen Hartnett White, a distinguished senior fellow and director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, visited Texas Tech Law as part of the Energy Law Lecture Series.
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          Features

          November 2016

          Swearing-In

          Texas Tech Law congratulates the 132 Texas Tech Law alums who passed the July 2016 Texas Bar Examination. Texas Tech Law ranked fifth out of nine Texas law schools with an 85.71 percent pass rate among first-time exam takers. A full report of exam statistics is available here.
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            Features

            November 2016

            Mental Health Symposium

            The Texas Tech Law Review and Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal hosted the Mental Health Law Symposium on November 18, 2016, in the Lanier Auditorium. The symposium, organized by Professor Brian Shannon along with Texas Tech Law Review and Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal editors, featured presentations on topics ranging from mental-illness law reform, law-enforcement initiatives on crisis intervention, and defending clients with serious mental illness.
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              Alumni

              November 2016

              Alan Bojorquez, principal and founder of Bojorquez Law Firm, PC., was recognized by the International Municipal Lawyers Association with the Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Local Government Attorney Award.


                Alumni

                November 2016

                Mike Farris Book

                Skyhorse Publishing announced the release of Mike Farris’ latest book titled A Death in the Islands. A Death in the Islands chronicles Clarence Darrow’s last trial in Hawaii in 1931.


                  Alumni

                  November 2016

                  Stephanie Ibarra

                  Stephanie Ibarra recently accepted a position at the Bee County Regional Public Defender’s office, which is part of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.


                    Alumni

                    November 2016

                    Schmucker

                    Catherine Maggio Schmucker joined Jones Day as an associate in the New Lawyers Group, which provides new lawyers the opportunity to experience different areas of practice before committing to a specific area. She recently completed a judicial clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.


                      Faculty / Staff

                      November 2016

                      Read more for a recap of our faculty’s recent scholarship activity. Read more…


                        Features

                        October 2016

                        Dean Dickerson

                        Darby Dickerson, Dean and W. Frank Newton Professor of Law of the Texas Tech University School of Law, has resigned after being named Dean of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. The resignation is effective December 31. Read more…