Texas Tech University

Catherine Christopher

Associate Dean for Bar Success; Dean's Distinguished Service Professor of Law

Email: catherine.christopher@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-7331

Catherine Christopher is a Dean's Distinguished Service Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Bar Success. Her teaching, scholarship, and service are almost entirely aimed toward one goal: Helping Texas Tech Law alumni pass the bar exam. Professor Christopher teaches primarily bar preparation and academic support classes, including the new Introduction to the Study of Law class, which is now part of the standard first-year curriculum. Her scholarship, in a variety of formats, speaks to both law students and law faculties about how best to prepare and support students taking the bar exam. As the Associate Dean for Bar Success, Professor Christopher spearheads several school-wide initiatives, both curricular and extracurricular, designed to build bridges from law school to the bar exam and on into practice.

Professor Christopher holds a B.A. in Political Economy from Barnard College of Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. After graduating from law school, Professor Christopher entered private practice with a small boutique firm specializing in banking law. She represented regional banks in commercial real estate transactions, bankruptcies, and foreclosures. This practice experience informs her other area of scholarship, financial technological innovation. She has written and presented several articles about blockchain technology.

She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Texas, and the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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  • B.A., Barnard College
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh


  • Texas Practice
  • Introduction to the Study of Law
  • Advanced Legal Analysis
  • Legal Practice I and II
  • Constitutional Law
  • Banking Law


Bar Preparation & Academic Support


Blockchain & Financial Innovation