Texas Tech University

Message From The Dean

Dean Nowlin

We are an innovative law school known for producing outstanding lawyers.

Our alumni, eight-thousand strong, are among the best in their fields, including the first woman to head a major federal law enforcement agency, the Army's highest-ranked military legal officer, and some of the nation's top litigators. Our graduates are respected for their immense contributions to the profession and to their communities.

Our faculty are skilled practitioners, passionate teachers, and serious scholars who put their students first. They routinely win Texas Tech University's prestigious university-wide awards for outstanding teachers and six are elected members of the elite American Law Institute.

We offer a robust clinical program, three academic centers, ten dual-degree programs, three concentration programs, a regional externship program, and a public-service graduation requirement, each of which contributes to developing the skills and values of a competent and ethical practitioner.

We have a recognized legal practice program, six student-run journals, and a proven advocacy program that has earned 40 national and international championships.

Professional judgment and ethical decision-making are the cornerstones of the experiential education provided at Texas Tech Law.

I encourage you to explore our website and catalog to learn more about pursuing your legal education at Texas Tech Law. Contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a visit and meet with a member of our admissions staff. I appreciate your interest in Texas Tech Law and hope you decide to join us!

Jack Wade Nowlin
Dean and W. Frank Newton Professor of Law