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Features

June 2020

Because of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the deans of the ten Texas law schools sent a joint letter to the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Board of Law Examiners offering their support of three alternatives to this year’s plans for the bar exam. Read the full lettter here:

Texas Deans’ Joint Letter Re: 2020 Bar Exam


    Features

    June 2020

    Reaffirming the Law School’s unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Read more…


      Features

      April 2020

      Last week, we successfully navigated the biggest immediate challenge to our students and faculty — moving to online instruction mid-semester — and we did it by working together.

      While it’s true webcam chats fail to fully replicate the experience of face-to-face interaction, we are proud to continue offering a great educational experience adapted to new platforms for our students. We will complete this semester successfully! Read more…


        Features

        March 2020

        Texas Tech University School of Law has created a Student FAQ list to provide students with answers to questions presented by the Student Bar Association and other student leaders. Answers provided are in line with recommendations by the CDC and expectations set by Texas Tech University.

        The Office of the Dean invites input from students at deans_office.law@ttu.edu.

        Last Updated: April 16, 2020 • 4:40 p.m. Read more…


          Features

          March 2020

          In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Tech University System has taken all necessary steps to protect the safety and health of our community.

           

          Because of the unprecedented health risks posed by COVID-19, the University has extended our spring break an additional week through March 27 and our classes will resume March 30 with online instruction through the end of the spring semester. Read more…


            Features

            February 2020

            The Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal has once again published an article selected by the Texas Bar Foundation for its Outstanding Law Review Article Award. This is the third time the EPJ has won the award in its eleven year history, an amazing accomplishment!

            Read more…


              Features

              May 2019

              Texas Tech law alumnus Brandon Beck ’12, an appellate attorney with the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas and adjunct professor of legal practice, had the opportunity to do something that only a handful of lawyers ever get to do, argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more…


                Features

                May 2019

                Robert Bryce was the featured speaker for the Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Energy Law Lecture Series on Monday, April 1, 2019. Bryce focused in his presentation. Read more…


                  Features

                  May 2019

                  The American Bar Association recently released information on the “ultimate bar pass rate,” which captures the percentage of a school’s graduates who passed the bar within two years of graduation. Nationwide, nearly 88.57 percent of 2016 law graduates who sat for a bar exam within two years of graduated have passed a bar exam. Texas Tech Law posted a 94.44% two-year pass rate. That places the Law School third among Texas schools and the highest ranked public law school in Texas.


                    Features

                    May 2019

                    Texas Tech law students and the general public had the opportunity to view the Seventh Court of Appeals, which usually presides in Amarillo, in action on April 3, 2019. Oral arguments were heard in four cases, with seven Texas Tech law alumni arguing before the court. Read more…


                      Features

                      May 2019

                      Texas Tech’s Center for Biodefense, Law, and Public Policy held the 18th Annual Global Biosecurity Symposium on April 11 in the Lanier Auditorium. Read more…


                        Features

                        May 2019

                        Texas Tech Law hosted 60 accepted students and their guests for the 2019 Admitted Students Weekend. Read more…


                          Students

                          May 2019

                          The Law School hosted a reception for all Tech law students published in 2019 on Wednesday, April 10 in the Collaborative Commons. Read more…


                            Alumni

                            May 2019

                            Justice Phil Johnson said his goodbye to Texas lawyers, his former colleagues and other judges and friends at a crowded reception at a State Bar of Texas Reception at the Texas Law Center on April 17, 2019. Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht presented Justice Johnson with a silver tray inscribed with the sentiment “always leaving the law better than he found it.”