Texas Tech University

Arturo Torres

Associate Dean, Law Library

Email: a.torres@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-3848

Dean Torres previously served as Associate Professor and Director of the Law Library and Computing Department at Gonzaga University School of Law. Other assignments have included Associate Director of the Law Library and Assistant Professor of Legal Bibliography at the University of Louisville School of Law, Head of Reference at the University of Arizona School of Law, former staff attorney for Oregon Legal Services, and Ford Foundation Fellow. Dean Torres co-authored Latin American Legal Abbreviations: A Comprehensive Spanish/Portuguese Dictionary with English Translations and has written and published numerous articles on law librarianship and related fields.

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  • B.A., University of Nevada (Las Vegas), 1971
  • M.Ed., University of Nevada (Las Vegas), 1973
  • J.D., Willamette University School of Law, 1979
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1980
  • M.L.S., University of Washington, 1984


  • Advanced Legal Research

Selected Publications

Is Link Rot Destroying Stare Decisis?, State Bar of Texas 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course Handbook, Chapter 7, September 4–5, 2014.

Is Link Rot Destroying Stare Decisis As We Know It? A Study of Internet-Citation Practice of the Texas Appellate Courts, 13 J. App. Pract. & Process 101-131 (2013).

The Bar examination and Admission to the Bar: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles, 1998-2007, 77 The Bar Examiner 23 (2008) (Co-author).