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July 2018 Bar Exam Results

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October 2018

Texas Tech Law congratulates the 120 graduates who passed the July 2018 Texas Bar Examination!

The first-time pass rate for Texas Tech law alums was 88.37% (114 out of 129 first-time takers passed). This put Texas Tech Law third among Texas law schools. The statewide average for first-time takers from Texas law schools was 77.87%, and the overall first-time pass rate was 73.46%. The detailed results can be viewed here: https://ble.texas.gov/2018_July.

Texas Tech Law will host a breakfast reception before the swearing-in ceremony in Austin to honor those who passed the bar exam. The Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association will also host a swearing-in at the Law School on November 14.

Congratulations again to everyone who passed!


    Happy Halloween!

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    October 2018

    Phi Alpha Delta hosted its Annual Halloween Carnival for children from the community on Saturday, October 27. Texas Tech Law student organizations setup booths, which serve as stops for trick-or-treating. Read more…


      Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Featured as Speaker for Energy Law Lecture Series

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      October 2018

      Glenn Hegar, Comptroller for the State of Texas, was the featured speaker for the Texas Tech University School of Law’s Energy Law Lecture Series on Monday, October 29, 2018. Read more…


        Law School Hosts Seventh Court of Appeals Proceedings

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        October 2018

        For the seventh consecutive year, Texas Tech School of Law students and the general public had an opportunity to view proceedings of the Seventh Court of Appeals, which usually presides in Amarillo. Oral arguments were heard in four cases on Monday, October 1, 2018.

        The court, which consists of Chief Justice Brian Quinn and Justices James T. Campbell, Patrick A. Pirtle and Judy Parker, has intermediate appellate jurisdiction of civil and criminal cases appealed from lower courts in 46 Texas counties.

        Quinn (’81), Pirtle (’77) and Parker (’85) earned their juris doctorates from the Texas Tech School of Law. Campbell and Pirtle also earned their bachelor’s degrees from Texas Tech.

        Several Texas Tech law alumni argued before the court – Williams “Chance” Bryant (’16) and Joel Cook (’05), with the Law Offices of Wm. Everett Seymore, P.C.; Jacob Blizzard (’10), with Blizzard & Zimmerman, P.L.L.C.; Jeffrey Cluff (’99) and Meghan Mitchell (’16), with Fadduol, Cluff, Hardy & Conaway, P.C.; Jeff Hartsell (’88), with the Lubbock City Attorney’s Office; Allison Clayton (’07), with the Law Office of Allison Clayton, PLLC; and Jeffrey S. Ford (’07) and Lauren Murphree (’13), with the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office.


          Tech Law Students Capture Top Competition Honors

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          October 2018

          On October 14, Texas Tech Law took second place at the National Pretrial Advocacy Competition in Gulfport, Florida.

          The tournament, which combines brief-writing, moot-court-style oral-argument, and mock-trial-style witness-examination skills, simulates a three-hour, federal-court pretrial evidentiary hearing. This fifth time in the past six years a Texas Tech team has made the competition’s final round.

          3Ls Kasey Chester, Robert Ehrlich, and Stephen Jones, and 2L Kalle Riner, advanced past 14 other teams to reach the national championship round. Additionally, Riner was named the competition’s Best Advocate.

          Later this month, 3L Weston Mumme and 2Ls Jon Harris and Tylynn Payne, finished as quarterfinalists at the Billings, Exum & Frye Moot Court Competition in Greensboro, NC. Mumme’s brief was awarded First Place Brief for Respondents. This is his second Best Brief award.

          Congratulations to all our Texas Tech law advocates!


            Texas Tech Law Hosts Friends & Family Day

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            October 2018

            The Texas Tech Law community opened its doors to the friends and family of all our law students on Friday, September 28. After breakfast, students, friends, and family gathered in the Lanier Auditorium for welcome remarks from Dean Jack Nowlin. Friends and family then had the opportunity to hear from current law students and ask questions about their experiences.

            Professor John Watts also held a mock class to give those in attendance a glimpse into life as a law student. The day concluded with tours of the law school and Bahama Bucks on the law school lawn.


              Texas Tech Law Day of Service at Sandra’s Song

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              October 2018

              On September 15, the Texas Tech Law community participated in a day of work and play at Sandra’s Song for the law school’s Day of Service. Sondra’s Song provides a safe place for young adults aging out of foster care to help them transition to independent living.

              Faculty, staff, and students helped work on one of the homes spending the day painting, cleaning, and working on fences and landscaping.

              The law school holds two Days of Service each year in connection with our Public-Service Graduation Requirement. It’s always fun to see everyone pitching in and sharing the joy of volunteering!

              Below is the thank you received from Sandra’s Song.

              Sandra's Song Thank You


                Texas Tech Law Admissions Hosts Open House

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                October 2018

                On Wednesday, September 26, Texas Tech Law Admissions hosted an open house event for prospective law students at the law school. This event is organized for undergraduates interested in attending law school allowing them a glimpse of the law school experience and what makes Texas Tech Law so unique.

                Over 70 prospective students attended. They were greeted by recruitment ambassadors, who gave brief tours of the law school and answered questions.

                The evening also included a mock class with Professor Brian Shannon, information about the law school admissions process, and a panel of current law students willing to share what life in law school is really like.