School of Law

Professor W. Frank Newton, Dean

Alvin R. Allison Professor of Law Baker; George Herman Mahon Professor Bubany; Professor of Commercial Law Krahmer; Maddox Professor of Law Kramer; Robert H. Bean Professor Phelan; Charles B. Thornton Professor Schoen; J. Hadley Edgar Professor Piatt; Professors Benson, Casto, Cochran, Cummins, Eissinger, D. Floyd, T. Floyd, Lee, Pawlowic, Rice, Shannon, Skillern, Weninger and Zanglein; Associate Professors Fortney and Myhra; Assistant Professors Schneider and Van Cleave; Lecturers Conboy and Fletcher; Adjunct Professors Hensley and Hunt.

An applicant for admission to the School of Law must have received, or have completed all requirements for, a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of approved standing prior to beginning work in the School of Law. An applicant's record must be of sufficiently high quality to demonstrate that he or she is qualified for the study of law. In exceptional cases, the work of the last two college years will be weighed more heavily than that of earlier years.

Additionally, an applicant must take the Law School Admission Test, which is administered four times a year throughout the United States and in many foreign countries by Law School Admission Services.

The School of Law does not prescribe a definite prelegal curriculum for its applicants. The wide range of lawyers' tasks and the difference in offerings from school to school preclude such an approach. However, there are certain goals which all students should keep in mind when planning their college program. They should strive to acquire the ability to read, write, and speak the English language well; to gain a critical understanding of human values and institutionspolitical, economic, and social; and to develop in themselves the power to think creatively.

Students are admitted only in the fall. Applications for the following year should be submitted to the School of Law at the earliest opportunity after October 1 and no later than February 1.

The Texas Tech University School of Law has earned an excellent reputation in preparing students for the practice of law. Even though the Texas Tech School of Law is the youngest law school in this part of the country, it has always attracted outstanding students. Competing in contests which simulate client counseling and negotiations, trial of cases, and appeal of cases, these students have won more national championships in the last decade than the students at any other law school in the United States.

The School of Law has a low student-faculty ratio, enabling greater interaction between student and professor. A small student body and faculty diversity are other assets that promote learning.

For further details, consult the Law School Catalog.


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