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Features

April 2019

On Saturday, March 3, about 270 Texas Tech Law alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends gathered for the 15th Annual Scholarship Gala at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. Read more…


    Features

    Students

    April 2019

    Congratulations to 2Ls Jordan Harrison and Tylynn Payne and 3L Amanda Voeller, who claimed Texas Tech Law’s 45th national advocacy championship at the National Gaming Law Moot Court Competition on March 3, 2019 in Las Vegas. The trio beat 25 other teams on their way to the title.

    Special thanks to coaches Rob Sherwin ’01, Rishi Batra, and Alex Pearl. Additional thanks to Professor Wes Cochran—one of the nation’s experts in the subject matter—and Brandon Beck ’12, who helped the team prepare.


      Features

      April 2019

      Texas Tech Law hosted its annual Diversity Week to celebrate the importance of diversity and inclusion March 4-7, 2019. Students, faculty, and staff gathered throughout the week to hear from great speakers presenting on a variety of topics in diversity in the legal profession. Read more…


        Features

        April 2019

        The Organization of Women Law Students (“OWLS”) hosted guest speaker Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson ’95 in celebration of Women’s History Month on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Mayor Nelson spoke on leadership and the importance of developing a plan for receiving criticism.

        OWLS will also host Magistrate Judge Lee Ann Reno ’94 at the Law School on April 23, 2019.


          Features

          April 2019

          The Texas Tech Law Public Interest Auction had another successful year. On Thursday, March 21, the Lubbock Area Bar Association and Texas Tech law community joined together and got into the bidding spirit. Read more…


            Features

            April 2019

            Texas Tech Law Review hosted the 13th Annual Criminal Law Symposium on Friday, March 29, 2019. The symposium featured all-star panels discussing and celebrating Professor Arnold Loewy’s extensive scholarship in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and free speech. The panels discussed four categories of Professor Loewy’s work: (1) Articles Written as Plays, (2) Fourth Amendment Articles, (3) Confessions Articles, and (4) Substantive Criminal Law Articles.


              Students

              April 2019

              Pro Bono Spring Break, sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, provides structured opportunities for pro bono work at a legal services organization during spring break. This year, 4 Texas Tech law students participated in placements with Disability Rights Texas in Austin, Catholic Charities in Dallas, and with legal aid clinics in Amarillo and Lubbock.


                Features

                April 2019

                On Friday, March 1, 2019 the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal, led by Executive Symposium Editor Meg McIntyre and Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Jones, hosted the 11th Annual Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal CLE and Expo. Read more…


                  Alumni

                  April 2019

                  Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Mark Griffin to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents for a term set to expire on January 31, 2025.


                    Alumni

                    April 2019

                    Jonathan Groves joined Lathrop Gage’s Energy group as an associate in the firm’s Denver office. A former landman for several large independent oil and natural gas companies in the United States, Groves worked on complex several transactions and managed land ahead of multi-rig horizontal drilling programs.


                      Alumni

                      April 2019

                      Sandra Heller has joined Holland & Knight LLPs as a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office. Heller is part of a group of attorneys hired by the firm who investigate and litigate fraud schemes and unfair and deceptive practices on behalf of insurance companies and other financial services companies.


                        Alumni

                        April 2019

                        Ganesha Martin, the Baltimore Police Department’s former consent decree chief, has been hired by the city to serve as one of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s top advisers on criminal justice issues. Martin will serve as director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. In that role, Martin will help coordinate criminal justice initiatives and policy, act as a liaison with state law enforcement, and oversee 18 employees and $14.5 million in public safety grants for the city.


                          Alumni

                          April 2019

                          Richard McNitzky has been promoted to shareholder at Langley & Banack, Inc. in the San Antonio office. McNitzky represents hospitals, facilities, and individual health care professionals in complex medical, personal injury, and business disputes. The underscore of his practice is litigation and trial of cases on behalf of health care providers.


                            Alumni

                            April 2019

                            Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. brought on David Morehan as a partner in the firm’s Houston office. He focuses on intellectual property litigation involving highly complex technical and legal issues. He represents clients in cases involving a wide range of technologies and products, including telecommunications, computers, electrical engineering, medical devices and oil drilling. Morehan served as a field artillery officer in the 1st Cavalry Division of the U.S. Army and served a tour in Baghdad, Iraq.