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Texas Tech Law Alumnus Brandon Beck Argues Before U.S. Supreme Court

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…


    Texas Tech Law hosts Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Energy Law Lecture Speaker

    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…


      ABA Section of Legal Education releases 2019 comprehensive report on bar passage data

      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.


        Texas Tech Law hosts Seventh Court of Appeals Proceedings

        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…


          Texas Tech Law hosts 18th Annual Global Biosecurity Symposium

          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…


            Texas Tech Law Admissions hosts 2019 Admitted Students Weekend & Chili Cookoff

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            May 2019

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


              Texas Tech Law hosts 12,000 Voices: 12 Angry Men Read by 12 Impassioned Women

              Features

              May 2019

              On April 9, 2019, Texas Tech Law put on one of over 60 all-female readings of 12 Angry Men around the nation. In conjunction with the School of Theatre and Dance, law students and acting students were joined by micro-biologist Ayanna Arnold and local activist Sue Weninger to participate in the nationwide initiative of 12,000 Voices. With an audience of approximately fifty, Briana Moody, a Texas Tech Law Library Associate produced and directed the reading as part of her Master of Fine Arts thesis proposal and moderated the panel discussion following the performance about gender equity in professionalism. Law students Avery Aiken, Brianna Argueta, Elizabeth Balido, Alana Rosen, and Sidney Wiltshire were all an intricate part in the success of this event, as were all the Law Library staff and faculty. The reading of 12 Angry Men performed by 12 Impassioned Women was part of National Library Week, and we hope to create more collaboration events like this in the future.


                Texas Tech law alumnus speaks on LGBTQ Legal Hot Topics

                Alumni

                Features

                May 2019

                Texas Tech law alumnus Derek Mergele-Rust ’17 came to Texas Tech Law in April to discuss LGBTQ Hot Legal Topics. OUTlaw, Texas Tech Law’s LGBTQ student organization, worked with the Office of Student Life to bring him to campus to speak about the hurdles and situations he comes across every day when practicing with an underrepresented community. After speaking with students at lunch, Mergele-Rust also had the opportunity to speak about the employment rights of minority groups with Texas Tech University’s Gender Equity Committee. “It was an amazing opportunity to bring Derek back to Texas Tech. He founded Texas Tech Law’s LGBTQ student organization and has been a supporter ever since! Bringing back successful LGBTQ attorneys who graduated from Tech Law is one of the most fun and encouraging events OUTlaw does,” said current OUTlaw President J. Riggs.