2022 Alumni Association Awards
Dean Nowlin presents the 2021 Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award to Laura Pratt '09.
This award recognizes an alumnus who graduated during the last decade (Graduates of the Last Decade) for significant achievements in the practice of law, the judiciary, public service, government, business, or commerce.
Rising Star Award
This award recognizes an alumnus (usually out 15 or fewer years) whose exemplary contributions of service and leadership, either professionally or at the School of Law, has brought credit to the graduate and the institution.
Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award
This award recognizes an alumnus who has demonstrated significant and substantial contributions to furthering ideals of public service in the law. This award is named in honor of long-time Tech Law Professor Daniel Benson, who passed away in 2011.
Hershell L. Barnes Ambassador Award
This award recognizes an alumnus who has served as a goodwill ambassador through a combination of actions and efforts that have demonstrated dedication and fellowship toward the School of Law and general community. This award is named in honor of Hershell Barnes, Class of 1970, the first Texas Tech Law alumnus to serve on the Texas Tech Law School Foundation Board. Mr. Barnes passed away in 2011.