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OWLS hosts Judge Lee Ann Reno

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May 2019

The Organization of Women Law Students (“OWLS”) hosted Texas Tech law alumna and current magistrate judge in Amarillo for the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Judge Lee Ann Reno ’94, in celebration of Women’s History Month. Judge Reno spoke to students about her law school experience, the different between law school and legal practice, work life balance, networking, being your own best advocate, and giving back to the community. Kathleen Goegel, OWLS treasurer, said she “really appreciated that Judge Reno included commentary from her clerks and associates on how their experiences were similar or different than her own. It gave us a wider perspective on the legal field as a whole.”


    Texas Tech Law closes out advocacy year with two top finishes

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    May 2019

    In Houston, the team of 2L Kathleen Goegel and 3L Jesse Kizewski took second place at the Energy Law Negotiation Competition at South Texas College of Law. In an all-Texas Final Four, the Tech Law duo lost narrowly to the University of Houston but bested the University of Texas squad. The team was coached by Professor Rishi Batra, who narrowly missed out on an unprecedented third national championship this year. A special thanks is also owed to Professors Bill Keffer and Rod Wetsel, whose subject-matter expertise was vital to the team’s success, as well as a number of students who served as sparring partners.

    Later this month in Kansas City, Missouri, 3Ls Kasey Chester, Nicholas Chrestopoulos, and Melissa Reyes advanced all the way to the Final Four of the Show Me Challenge National Voir Dire Tournament. That team was coached by Professor Dick Baker and 3L Logan Sawyer. Many thanks also to Judge Les Hatch ’88 and Professor John Watts for their help in judging practice rounds, and again, a long list of students who helped serve as mock jurors for the trio.

    Congrats to both teams and their coaches!


      Catherine A. Schraegle ’16 of Dallas

      Features

      May 2019

      Catherine joined The Bassett Firm in Dallas, Texas. Her areas of practice include personal injury, transportation litigation, premises liability and estate planning. She is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.


        Texas Tech Law Recognizes Distinguished Alumni during 15th Annual Scholarship Gala

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        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…


          Fantastic Conclusion to Spring 2019 Advocacy Season

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          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.


            Annual Diversity Week at Texas Tech Law

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            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…


              OWLS Hosted Mayor Ginger Nelson for Women’s History Month

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              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.