Texas Tech University

School of Law Hooding Ceremony

Keynote Speaker

Frank Stevenson

Frank Stevenson, the 2016–17 president of the State Bar of Texas, is a partner in the Dallas office of Locke Lord LLP, where he has practiced real estate, transportation, governmental, and finance law for 36 years. He was a member of the State Bar Board of Directors from 2010 to 2014 and chaired the board. He served on the board of the Dallas Bar Association for 14 years and was DBA president in 2008. He is a trustee and Vice Chair of the Dallas Bar Foundation, serves on the Texas Commission to Expand Civil Legal Services and on the State Bar's Pro Bono Workgroup, won two awards from his region's legal-aid provider, and was honored for founding programs to advance professionalism for beginning lawyers and to expand diversity. Stevenson is the immediate past president of the Sammons Center for the Arts (an arts incubator/performance facility), an associate member of the Dallas Citizens Council, on the board of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and an elder and teacher at Northridge Presbyterian Church. He has served his alma mater in numerous capacities, including as chair of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council, and was awarded its Medal for Eminent Service. Stevenson received a Presidential Citation from the State Bar in 2013 and the "Best Series of Articles-Features/General Interest" award (for his DBA President's Columns) in 2009. Stevenson graduated with a B.A. magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1977 and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1980. He and his wife, Helen, have three intermittently adult children and one glorious granddaughter.

Reception Information

A reception will be held in the Law School Forum for graduates and their guests at 3:30 p.m. on May 20. Guests may enter through either the Lanier Center or main Law School entrance. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., graduates and guests are welcome to tour the law school building. Cookies and water will be available in the library throughout the day.

Parking Information

The law school R21 parking lot (Indiana Avenue and Texas Tech Parkway) will be open to graduates and their guests the day of graduation. Please enter via Hartford Avenue and inform the parking attendant that you are attending the Law School Hooding Ceremony.

Regalia Pick-Up Information

Please order your regalia from the Barnes & Noble in the Student Union Building (15th Street & Akron Avenue) by March 20, or incur a $25 late fee. Students must also order and coordinate regalia for their hooding attorney, unless the hooding attorney is a Texas Tech Law faculty or staff member.

Please contact TTU Barnes & Noble directly at 806.742.3816 for any questions.

Hotel Information

Contact information for Lubbock hotels is available at Visit Lubbock.org.

Class Ring and Announcement Orders

For graduation announcements and class ring orders, please contact Mandy Wiley, Director of Affinity Merchandise for the Texas Tech Alumni Assocation, at mandy.wiley@ttu.edu or 806.834.4258.

Photography and Video Information

Graduation photos may be viewed and ordered at Candid Color Photography.

6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, United Supermarkets Arena

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