Texas Tech University School of Law
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|Texas Tech University
School of Law
|School type||Public law school|
|Dean||Richard Rosen (Interim)|
|Location||Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
118 20 National Jurist Ranking
|Bar pass rate||90.51%|
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.
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.
Bar exam performance
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $152,492 for Texas residents.
Trial Advocacy Program
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
- Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy
- Center for Military Law and Policy
- Center for Water Law and Policy
- Texas Tech Law Review
- Texas Bank Lawyer
- Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal
- Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal
- Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal
- Jeff Wentworth '71: Sitting member of the Texas State Senate for the 25th District. Previously, member of the Texas House of Representatives.
- Phil Johnson '75: Sitting member of the Texas Supreme Court and former chief justice of the 7th Court of Appeals.
- Louis Conradt '75: Prosecutor who killed himself after being caught in a sting set up by To Catch a Predator.
- Robert Junell '76: Serves as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
- John Smithee '76: Member, Texas House of Representatives for District 86.
- Karen Tandy '77: first female head of the Drug Enforcement Administration
- Walter Huffman '77: Judge Advocate General for the United States Army from 1997 until 2001; dean for the law school 2002 until 2009, . Presently, Huff Professor of law at Texas Tech.
- Matthew D. Orwig '84: U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas and served until 2007.
- Mark Lanier '84: In 2008, Mark and his wife Becky financed a $6 million 34,000-square-foot (3,200 m2) addition to the law school,
- Joseph Heflin '93: Served in the Texas House of Representatives for District 85 from 2007 to 2011.
- Andrew Murr Law school year missing: Former county attorney and county judge of Kimble County; member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 53, elected in 2015
- Dustin Burrows '04: member of the Texas House of Representatives from Lubbock District 83, elected 2014
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