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Law Journals

Texas Tech Law offers six student-run journals: the Texas Tech Law Review, Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal, Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal, Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety, & Biodefense Law, and Texas Bank Lawyer.

Membership in student-run journals are selected based upon annual "Write-On" competitions held for first-year students in the spring semester. Law journal student members edit articles, provide comments, and/or assist in the publishing process for their respective journals. Journal membership is a prestigious opportunity for students at Tech Law to take advantage of.

Texas Tech Law Review


Founded in 1970, the Texas Tech Law Review is published quarterly by the students of Texas Tech University School of Law. Selection for membership in the Texas Tech Law Review is an honor that follows students throughout their legal careers.

The Texas Tech Law Review's audience includes students and professors at law schools, attorneys, and judges throughout Texas and the United States. The Law Review accepts and publishes articles by prominent legal scholars and practitioners concerning various state, national, and international legal issues.

For more information, please visit the Texas Tech Law Review Online.

Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal

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The Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal is a student-organized, student-led publication that prides itself on producing a scholarly and professional publication focused on Texas administrative law. ALJ is the only journal in Texas, and one of two journals nationally, that focuses on administrative law.

In partnership with the State Bar of Texas, ALJ publishes two books per year distributed to thousands of practitioners, judges, and justices in Texas and 15 other states. In addition, ALJ is available to attorneys around the nation via both Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis. As a result of its commitment to excellence, ALJ is well known among practicing attorneys and helped earn much-deserved appreciation and admiration for both Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University School of Law. For more information, please visit the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal Online.

Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal


The Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal (BBLJ) is Texas Tech's fourth student-operated legal publication. Focusing on furthering legal scholarship, the BBLJ offers students and practitioners the opportunity to engage in ongoing legal discussions concerning a wide variety of topics. Because the BBLJ was created in a time of dwindling paper publications and changing norms in legal scholarship, the BBLJ has elected to synthesize traditional academic scholarship with shorter, practitioner-focused articles. This blend allows our readers to stay abreast of cutting edge legal developments while keeping current with academic discussions in any given field.

The BBLJ's synthesis and focus welcomes readers into the academic discussion of business and bankruptcy law by providing current scholarship on emerging issues. Additionally, the practitioner-focused articles provide advice, guidance, and wisdom from practicing professionals in a variety of fields.

Finally, to address the dwindling use of analogue reading materials, the BBLJ uses an electronic method of publication that is both time efficient and cost effective. The BBLJ publishes two books annually, each available online the moment they are ready. Once a year these articles are compiled into a single volume. Each volume may be viewed and downloaded, free of charge, in its entirety or by individual article. For more information, visit the Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal Online.

Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal

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Established in 2008, the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal is the only legal journal of its kind committed to community property law, and the second in the nation devoted to estate planning. This student-led publication publishes scholarly articles written by national and international experts in the fields of estate planning, community property, and related legal topics. The Journal also contains outstanding student comments.

In its first year of publication, the Journal won the Texas Bar Foundation's Outstanding Law Review Article Award and won it a second time in 2016.

The Journal's audience includes practicing attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and others, both nationally and internationally. With the aforementioned goals in mind, the Journal actively seeks and selects articles, essays, symposium pieces, and comments that are at the forefront of critical legal thinking in these important areas of the law. The Journal is available in print on a semi-annual basis and is accessible online via Westlaw.

Each year, the Journal sponsors a stunning symposium featuring well-known attorneys, judges, and academics from around the state and nation. This symposium gives Journal members a tremendous opportunity to network with the elite members of the estate planning community.

For more information, please visit the Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal Online.

Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety & Biodefense Law


The Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety and Biodefense Law (JBBBL) offers both a legal and scientific perspective on current issues concerning bioterrorism, public health and safety, and national security. Edited by an international board of leading scholars from all the continents, our journal is aware that bioterrorism related issues are global problems. Our goal is to develop a unique international community of legal scholars, scientists and policy experts who will address current issues in these fields.

For more information, please visit the Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety, & Biodefense Law Online.

Texas Bank Lawyer

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The Texas Bank Lawyer is a monthly newsletter written and edited by Texas Tech law students and read by over 1,100 attorneys nationwide. The Texas Bank Lawyer is published as a cooperative effort of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel (TABC) and the Texas Tech University School of Law. The TABC was founded in 1976 with the purpose of creating an association in which knowledge and information about legal problems unique to banks could be shared. The Texas Bank Lawyer contributes greatly by providing summaries of recent cases and regulatory matters of interest to bank lawyers, articles on new legislation or developing legal areas, and occasional editorial comments on banking and commercial matters. For more information, please visit the Texas Bank Lawyer Online.