Texas Tech University

Advance Advocacy

Success in advocacy is one of the oldest and best traditions at Texas Tech Law! From the time of Coach Don Hunt and our first national championship back in 1980 to our top national rankings today under the leadership of Professor Rob Sherwin '01, advocacy has been the pride of the Law School. 
Just last week, 2Ls James Ashmore and Arvin Farangi won the Law School's 51st national advocacy championship at the inaugural Hall of Fame Sports and Entertainment Law Negotiation Competition! Texas Tech Law is also the only school in the country to rank in the top ten of the ABA's Competitions Championship every single year since the rankings began.
To build on this tremendous record of success, Foundation Board President Tom Hall '81 has pledged $125,000 to support our advocacy students through match donations to new scholarship endowments for students with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in advocacy.
Generally established with a gift of at least $25,000, you can join with Tom and show your support by endowing a personal scholarship in your name with a gift of just $12,500, which can be pledged over a three-year period.

With over 30 years of legal experience, Tom Hall ’81 is a passionate advocate for his clients and Texas Tech University School of Law. He is board certified in personal injury trial law and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.   Tom believes in giving back to those who gave him a chance. This belief has led him to serve as President of the Texas Tech Law School Foundation, teach at the Law School, and provide donations and scholarships—hoping to make a difference in the lives of young lawyers the way others made a difference in his. Because of his long-standing commitment to "paying it forward" and helping Texas Tech law students, Tom was selected to receive the 2008 Texas Tech Law Distinguished Service Award.  Today, Tom stands ready to lead the way in support of the Law School’s outstanding advocates.


If you have ever considered establishing a scholarship endowment, taking advantage of these matching funds now will allow you to make an even larger direct impact on students at the Law School.

  • This is a dollar-for-dollar match of $12,500 for your $12,500 donation to a scholarship endowment directed to students 
    with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in advocacy.
  • The gift can be pledged over 3 years.
  • Gift or first pledge payment must be received within 90 days of the date of the gift agreement.

Matching funds are available on a first come, first serve basis!

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship endowment to benefit students with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in advocacy, I would be happy to talk with you about this exciting and rare opportunity.
Karen Holden 
Senior Director of Development and Donor Relations 
Texas Tech School of Law 
(806)834-4910 | (806)535-8128