Texas Tech University School of Law

Introduction

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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Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)

Campus Full time 5 - 6 semesters September 2017 USA Lubbock

The Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) is the degree required for admission to the bar in nearly all U.S. states and territorial jurisdictions. The J.D. program is designed to provide a general background in law. The law school curriculum is broad enough that students may, through their choice of electives, emphasize a particular area of the law. [+]

The Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) is the degree required for admission to the bar in nearly all U.S. states and territorial jurisdictions. The J.D. program is designed to provide a general background in law. The law school curriculum is broad enough that students may, through their choice of electives, emphasize a particular area of the law. In addition to the certificate programs in business law, health law, and law and science, these areas include the following: Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Environmental and Natural Resource Planning, International Law, Judicial Administration and Procedure Litigation, Property and Estate Planning, Public Interest Law, and Tax Law. Graduation Requirements To be recommended for the J.D. degree by the faculty, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 90 semester hours, normally accomplished in six semesters or five semesters and two summer sessions. A cumulative average of 2.0 is required for graduation for students entering in or before Fall 2014. For students entering in or after July 2015, students must have a cumulative average of 2.250 or better to be eligible for graduation. Other academic requirements for graduation and for maintenance of good academic standing are outlined on the TTU Law Policies and Procedures page. Course Load A student may not take more than 17 or less than 13 hours in the fall and spring semesters without permission from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. The School of Law considers 12-hours full time during the fall and spring semesters. There is no minimum course load requirement for students during a summer session. Students may not register for more than 10 hours over the course of both summer session and no more than 6 hours in one summer term. For more information, see the Normal Course Load Policy. The School of Law offers a full-time program. A part-time program is not offered, and classes are held during the day. [-]

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Texas Tech University School of Law

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