Texas Tech University School of Law

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Texas Tech University
School of Law
Texas Tech Law logo.svg
Established 1967
School type Public law school
Dean Richard Rosen (Interim)
Location Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
33°34′44″N 101°53′12″W / 33.578787°N 101.886703°W / 33.578787; -101.886703Coordinates: 33°34′44″N 101°53′12″W / 33.578787°N 101.886703°W / 33.578787; -101.886703
Enrollment 640[1]
Faculty 36
USNWR ranking

118 [2]

20 National Jurist Ranking[3]
Bar pass rate 90.51%[4]
Website www.law.ttu.edu
School of Law

The Texas Tech University School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school located on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The school focuses on forming practical lawyers who are ready to practice law upon graduation. Additionally, the school historically ranks at or near the number one position in the Texas Bar Examination results, with a 90% average passage rate for the last 16 years. The student population is approximately 54% male and 46% female.[5]

According to Texas Tech's 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 59.2% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[6]

Bar exam performance[edit]

In 2000, Texas Tech University School of Law had a 100% bar passage rate for first-time exam takers for the February 2000 Bar Examination.[7] Most recently, Texas Tech University School of Law placed first amongst Texas public law schools, second overall, on the February 2013 Bar Examination, with a first-time pass rate of 95.45 percent.[8]

Employment[edit]

According to Texas Tech's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 59.2% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[6] Texas Tech's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 22.3%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.[9]

Costs[edit]

A view inside the law school.

The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at Texas Tech for the 2014–15 academic year is $38,942 for Texas residents and $48,902 for out-of-state students.[10] The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $152,492 for Texas residents.[11]

Trial Advocacy Program[edit]

The Texas Tech School of Law has a widely recognized trial advocacy program. Some of its most recent national championships include:

  • 2012 National Champion: National Moot Court Competition
  • 2012 National Champion: American Bar Association Arbitration Competition
  • 2011 National Champion: National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition
  • 2011 National Champion: National Moot Court Competition
  • 2010 and 2005 International Champion: International Negotiation Competition
  • 2009-10 and 2007-08 National Champion: American Bar Association Arbitration Competition
  • 2009 and 2008 National Champion: National Latino/a Law Student Association Moot Court Competition

Centers[edit]

  • Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy
  • Center for Military Law and Policy
  • Center for Water Law and Policy

Publications[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Alumni[edit]

Faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Total Enrollment by College - Fall 2013". www.irim.ttu.edu. Texas Tech Institutional Research. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  2. ^ http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+5
  3. ^ http://www.nationaljurist.com/law-schools/texas-tech-university
  4. ^ "JULY 2011 EXAMINATION STATISTICS". State of Texas. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Law School Numbers". Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Employment Statistics". 
  7. ^ "Law Grads Best In Texas On Bar Exam". Texas Tech University System. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  8. ^ http://www.ble.state.tx.us/pdfs/Statistics/2013Feb.pdf
  9. ^ "Texas Tech University Profile". 
  10. ^ "Tuition and Expenses". 
  11. ^ "Texas Tech University Profile". 
  12. ^ "Jeff Wentworth". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Phil Johnson". The Supreme Court of Texas. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Louis Conradt Bar Profile". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Conradt Lawsuit". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "Robert A. Junell". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "John T. Smithee". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Walter B. Huffman". Notable Names Data Base. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  19. ^ Lanier Professional Development Center
  20. ^ "Joseph P. Heflin". 2006 - 2013 Freedom Speaks, Inc. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "Andrew Murr". andrewmurr.org. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 

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