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Texas Tech Law Celebrates December Graduates at Reception

Features

December 2018

Texas Tech Law hosted a reception on December 17 to celebrate the accomplishment of our December graduates.

Dean Jack Wade Nowlin welcomed the graduates and their guests, who were then greeted by Associate Dean for Student Life Sofia Chapman, and 3L Student Bar Association President Spencer Young (’19). Spencer shared fun personal stories he’s had with each of the nine graduates.

These graduates are invited to return for the formal hooding ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Chancellor Emeritus Kent Hance will deliver the commencement address. We look forward to all the exciting things these graduates will accomplish and are excited to welcome them back to Lubbock in May.


    15th Annual Scholarship Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

    Features

    December 2018

    The Annual Scholarship Gala is just around the corner on March 2, 2019, at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center. We invite you to join us and reconnect with old friends, meet the new generation of Texas Tech law students, and honor the excellence and achievements of fellow alumni. Read more…


      Dean Nowlin Delivers Commencement Address at Angelo State University

      Faculty / Staff

      Features

      December 2018

      Dean Jack Wade Nowlin, a San Angelo native and Angelo State University alumnus, delivered the commencement addresses during ASU’s fall graduation ceremonies on Saturday, December 15, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena. Read more…


        Tech Law Student Successful at Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

        Features

        Students

        November 2018

        This summer, third-year Texas Tech law student Tashika Curlee accomplished a feat that has eluded even seasoned criminal defense attorneys: she won a case at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. While interning at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Lubbock, she and Assistant Federal Public Defender Brandon Beck (’12) appealed a restitution award imposed by a federal district court in Dallas. Although their client had pleaded guilty to defrauding the Grand Prairie Independent School District of nearly a million dollars, the court’s restitution award included not only what the client had embezzled but also repayment of the school district’s attorney fees and costs associated with a private internal audit. Trial counsel had objected to the latter amounts but were overruled. Read more…


          Mark Lanier (’84) 2018 Huffman Distinguished Lecturer

          Features

          November 2018

          The Texas Tech Law Review welcomed Mark Lanier (’84), Founding Partner of the Lanier Law Firm, as its 2018 Huffman Distinguished Lecturer. The lecture series was established in 2010 to honor Walter B. Huffman (’77), Dean Emeritus of Texas Tech University School of Law, past Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tech Law Review, and a retired Major General of the United States Army. Read more…


            Wellness Room Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

            Features

            November 2018

            Texas Tech Law School celebrated the opening of its Wellness Room with a ribbon cutting on November 28, 2018. The space, an initiative of the Student Wellness Advisory Committee (SWAC), the Office for Student Life, and the Law School Library, is designed for students to decompress, de-stress, and rejuvenate.

            Jack Wade Nowlin, dean of the School of Law; Sofia Chapman, associate dean for student life; and Gunnison Matula, president of the SWAC, spoke at the ribbon cutting.

            The room can be reserved for 30-minute blocks, up to one hour per person. It is the only room in the Law School where students are not permitted to study.


              Law Review & Administrative Law Journal Host 2018 Mental Health Law Symposium

              Features

              November 2018

              The Texas Tech Law Review and Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal hosted the Mental Health Law Symposium on November 16, 2018, in the Lanier Auditorium. The symposium, organized by Professor Brian Shannon along with Texas Tech Law Review and Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal editors, addressed practical legal and policy issues that can contribute to improvements in our public mental health system and help address the significant challenges faced by law enforcement and our criminal justice system with regard to alleged offenders with mental illness. Read more…


                EPA Regional Administrator Featured Speaker for Energy Law Lecture Series

                Features

                November 2018

                Anne Idsal, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was the featured speaker for the Texas Tech School of Law Energy Law Lecture Series on Monday, November 19, 2018. Idsal discussed current priorities of the EPA. Read more…