Texas Tech School of Law to Host Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

On Wednesday morning, Texas Tech University School of Law will welcome the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to campus. The presiding judge, along with eight judges, will hear oral arguments in two cases in front of students and the public.

"This visit from the Court of Criminal Appeals is an excellent opportunity for our law students to witness consequential deliberation firsthand," said Kari Abitbol, assistant director of communications for Texas Tech Law. "We're grateful to the court for paying a visit and showcasing the caliber of Texas Tech Law to the greater community."

The hearings will take place in the Donald M. Hunt Courtroom, School of Law, 1802 Harford Ave., beginning at 9 a.m.

The Red and the Black

State Bar President-elect Bob Black of Beaumont has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Texas Tech University School of Law. Black, a shareholder in Mehaffy Weber, P.C., will become the first graduate of the school to serve as president of the State Bar of Texas when he takes office during the State Bar Annual Meeting in June. Among many professional accomplishments, Black has served as president of the Jefferson County Bar Association, chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, and trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation.