Texas Tech University

Legal Practice Highlights

National Leadership Roles

  • Chair, ALWD Visiting Scholars Committee
  • Co-Chair, Program Committee, 2018 LWI Biennial Legal Writing Conference
  • Co-Chair, Program Committee, 2018 Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference
  • Co-Chair, Legal Writing Institute Pre-Law Outreach Committee
  • Co-Chair, Legal Writing Institute Moot Court Committee
  • Co-Chair, Legal Writing Programming Committee, SEALS
  • Executive Committee, AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research
  • Executive Committee, AALS Section on Family Law
  • Editor, Scribes Journal of Legal Writing
  • Member, Planning Committee, AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers
  • Member, Newer Law Professors Planning Committee, SEALS
  • Member, ALWD Scholarship Grants Committee

State and Institutional Service

  • President, Lubbock Area Bar Association
  • President, Law Focused Education, Inc.
  • Associate Dean for Educational Effectiveness, Texas Tech Law
  • Associate Dean for Admissions, Texas Tech Law
  • Executive Council, Texas Tech University Teaching Academy
  • Director, Dual-Degree and Concentration Programs
  • Director, Texas Tech Law's Office of Bar Preparation Resources
  • Co-Director, Texas Tech Law's Summer Pre-Law Academy
  • Chair, Texas Tech President's Gender Equity Council
  • Board Member, Board of Disciplinary Appeals (three-year appointment by the Texas Supreme Court)
  • Member, Texas Supreme Court Task Force on the Bar Examination
  • Reporter, Uniform Law Commission's Drafting Committee on Anti-SLAPP Legislation Act

Best Brief Awards

Students participating in Texas Tech Law's top-ranked advocacy program received nine best brief awards during the 2014–2017 competition seasons. Three awards were given at the prestigious Hassell Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition in October 2014, the National Tax Moot Court Competition in February 2015, and the 2016 National Moot Court Competition in New York City.

9 Top-100 Law Review Placements in the Past Two Years

  • top-50 Cardozo Law Review
  • top-50 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts
  • top-50 Law Library Journal
  • top-50 Lewis & Clark Law Review
  • top-50 Ohio State Law Journal
  • top-50 University of Colorado Law Review
  • top-100 Hofstra Law Review
  • top-100 Nevada Law Review
  • top-100 University of Cincinnati Law Review

Scholarship – Conferences

  • AALS Workshop for New Law Teachers, on navigating institutional politics
  • AALS Workshop for New Law Teachers, on legal writing scholarship
  • ALWD Biennial Conference, on balancing scholarship and teaching
  • Association of Academic Support Educators, on academic advising
  • Central States Regional Writing Conference, on incorporating fun into the legal writing classroom
  • Legal Writing Institute National Webinar, on the scholarship submission process
  • Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, on professionalism
  • SEALS Annual Conference, on character in the classroom
  • SEALS Annual Conference, on formative assessment
  • SEALS Annual Conference, on drafting an effective syllabus
  • Southwestern Consortium of Academic Support Professionals, on bar passage indicators

Honors and Awards

Top-10 Advocacy Program

Texas Tech University School of Law's Advocacy Program has established itself among the nation's elite through its extraordinary success in regional, national, and international competitions.

Our Legal Research and Writing faculty coach teams participating in tournaments that test client counseling, negotiation, and oral argument skills. They also serve on national and international organizing committees for law-student negotiation competitions

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