Texas Tech University

Alison Myhra

Dean’s Distinguished Service Professor of Law

Email: alison.myhra@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-5055

Admitted to practice in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Professor Myhra served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roger J. Nierengarten of the Minnesota Court of Appeals after graduating from law school. When she finished her clerkship, she accepted a position with the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi of Minneapolis. Professor Myhra was active in the commercial law area.

Professor Myhra left private practice to return to law school. During her year in residence at Harvard University, she engaged in significant First Amendment research, in addition to completing her formal course work for an advanced law degree.

Since joining the faculty of the Texas Tech School of Law, Professor Myhra has continued research in the First Amendment area. In addition, she has been actively engaged in preparing and lecturing in continuing legal education courses for judges.

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  • B.A., B.S.Ed., University of North Dakota, 1982
  • J.D., B.S.Ed., University of North Dakota, 1985
  • LL.M., Harvard University, 1991


  • Constitutional Law

Selected Publications

Texas County Court Bench Manual (Texas Tech University School of Law Foundation, 1994-2000). (Co-author).

The Pharmacist's Duty to Warn in Texas, 18 Rev. Litig. 27 (1999).

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Education: Dress Codes and Freedom of Expression Behind the Postmodern Schoolhouse Gates, 9 Seton Hall Const. L. J. 337 (1999).

Criminal Procedure (Fifth Circuit Survey: June 1991 - May 1992), 24 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 563 (1993).

Securities Law (Fifth Circuit Survey: June 1990 - May 1991), 23 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 377 (1992). (Co-author).

The Hate Speech Conundrum and the Public Schools, 68 N.D. L. Rev. 71 (1992).