Texas Tech University

Arnold H. Loewy

George R. Killam Jr. Chair of Criminal Law, 2006

In Memoriam

Our dear friend and colleague Arnold H. Loewy passed away on July 5, 2021.   

This is a tremendous loss for everyone in our community. Professor Loewy was a wonderful man as well as an outstanding teacher, scholar, and servant. He will be missed by us all.

You can read more about Professor Loewy's life and offer condolences at the links below:




In 2021, the Law School Foundation Board established a scholarship to honor the memory of Professor Loewy: The Professor Arnold H. Loewy, George R. Killam Jr. Chair of Criminal Law, Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is for the support of one or more student law review editors with principal responsibilities in the area of journal symposia—in recognition of Professor Arnold H. Loewy, the inaugural holder of the George R Killam Jr Chair of Criminal Law and longtime organizer of the Texas Tech Law Review's Annual Criminal Law Symposium. 

In 2022, the Law School established a lecture series in honor of Professor Loewy's tremendous contributions to the field of criminal law and to Texas Tech University School of Law: The Professor Arnold H. Loewy, George R. Killam Jr. Chair of Criminal Law, Annual Lecture. The Law School plans to hold the Inaugural Loewy Lecture in the Fall of 2022.

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As the first professor to hold the Texas Tech School of Law's new George R. Killam Jr. Chair of Criminal Law, Loewy has initiated a series of annual symposiums in the area of criminal law or criminal procedure. His first two-day symposium, held in April, 2007, was entitled "Citizen Ignorance, Police Deception, and the Constitution." His subsequent symposia, all held in early April or late March, were entitled "Convicting the Innocent," "Excuses in the Criminal Law," "The Fourth Amendment," "Criminal Law and the First Amendment," and "The Sixth Amendment." His 2013 symposium will be entitled "Juveniles and the Criminal Law."

In addition to his work on the annual symposiums, Loewy teaches a Supreme Court seminar and also courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, and the First Amendment. In each course, he uses a casebook that he has edited.

Loewy recently joined the Texas Tech School of Law faculty after having taught for 38 years at the University of North Carolina School of Law and four years at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

He received both his bachelor's degree and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Boston University, where he achieved the top academic average in his graduating class and was a senior editor for the Boston University Law Review. Professor Loewy obtained his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1964.

Loewy was chair of the criminal justice section of the Association of American Law Schools in 1993 after serving for seven years on the executive board and as an officer. He also chaired the AALS Constitutional Law Section from 1973 to 1975. In addition to being an invited speaker at law schools and conferences throughout the nation, Loewy has participated in multiple Oxford Round Tables, and addressed the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law at several different venues around the world.


  • B.S., Boston University, 1961
  • J.D., Boston University, 1963
  • LL.M., Harvard University, 1964


  • Supreme Court Seminar