Texas Tech University School of Law


Texas Tech University School of Law boasts a rich history spanning more than 45 years. In the 1930s, Alvin R. Allison, a self-described “country lawyer from Levelland,” could not afford to attend one of the three American Bar Association-accredited law schools in Texas. Instead of attending law school, he earned his law license by apprenticing under a local attorney for two years and passing the Texas Bar Examination in 1934.

His struggle to become a lawyer inspired his quest to establish a law school in West Texas at his alma mater, Texas Technological College. The Texas Tech Board of Directors hired Richard B. Amandes as the School of Law’s first dean in 1966, and in 1967, the first class, comprised of 72 students, enrolled at Texas Tech Law. The ABA (321 North Clark St., Chicago, 60654-7598; (312) 988-5000) granted accreditation to the school in August 1970, which followed accreditation from the Supreme Court of Texas in 1968. In 1969, Texas Tech Law gained membership to the Association of American Law Schools (1614 20th Street, N.W., Washington D.C. 20009-1001, (202) 296-8851).

Since opening, the School of Law has graduated thousands of students, including the first woman to head a major federal law enforcement agency, the Army’s highest-ranked military legal officer, and some of the nation’s top litigators.

Texas Tech Law offers a robust clinical program, three academic centers, nine dual-degree programs, three concentration programs, a regional externship program, a recognized legal practice program, and a competitive advocacy program that has earned 31 national and international championships.

LAW CENTER Ranked second in student satisfaction among U.S. law schools and six-time ranked “Best Value Law School” by The National Jurist, it is no surprise that Texas Tech Law attracts professors who are passionate about teaching. In fact, Texas Tech Law professors have won the University’s Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award in two of the past four years, and five professors have been recognized with the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award since 2010. The Princeton Review has named Texas Tech Law professors among the nation's most accessible, and for three consecutive years, Texas Tech Law was listed in the top-25 law schools for Hispanic students by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.

With quality students, talented faculty, and devoted staff, the School of Law continues to produce gifted attorneys who work across the state, region and country.

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Master of Laws (L.L.M) - United States Legal Studies

Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2016 USA Lubbock

Earn your LL.M. in the heart of the American Frontier [+]

The practice of law requires knowledge of international laws, languages and cultures. Texas Tech has a particularly important obligation given that Texas is the number one international trader among the fifty states of the United States. By inviting a larger number of international students into our classrooms, we enhance faculty and student understanding of comparative law issues and provide a catalyst for new lines of scholarship. From the point of view of a prospective LL.M. student, we believe that the law school has much to commend it as a destination of choice for a law graduate seeking an introduction to American Law: Our law faculty is committed to excellence in teaching as well as scholarship, and we are nationally known for our accessibility to students; We have consistent recognition among the 20 “best value” law schools in the nation; We offer all the advantages of a relatively small law school with all of the resources of a comprehensive research university, including a medical school, graduate programs in a wide array of disciplines, and 13 different schools and colleges, from agricultural sciences and natural resources, to architecture, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, human sciences, visual and performing arts, and mass communications; We host symposia, institutes and guest presentations featuring jurists, professors, and lawyers from around the nation and around the world; We enjoy a convenient location near the center of the country that combines West Texas friendliness with a “college town” atmosphere, lots of sunshine, a low cost of living and the absence of many big city hassles. The LL.M. in United States Legal Studies program is completed over two semesters and begins in the fall of each year. Classes in the fall semester begin in mid-August and end in mid-December. Classes in the spring semester begin in early January and end in mid-May. Graduation ceremonies take place in May. Students complete 24 credit-hours. LL.M. students may enroll in most courses offered in the J.D. program. LL.M. students are required to enroll in two specific LL.M courses of three credit-hours each during the fall semester: Introduction to United States Law, and Legal Research and Writing for the LL.M. Student. The LL.M. student can then choose electives (subject to prerequisites and space availability) from the more than 130 courses offered at the School of Law. For a comprehensive list of elective courses, click here. No thesis is required for graduation; however, students may select courses requiring writing projects and/or an independent study that requires the production of a major paper. [-]


Students from around the world at Texas Tech School of Law

Students from around the world at Texas Tech School of Law

Students from around the world at Texas Tech School of Law


Texas Tech University School of Law

Address Hartford Avenue 1802
Lubbock 79409, United States
Website http://www.law.ttu.edu/
Phone +1 806-742-3990