Susan Saab Fortney, Horn Professor of Law, is no stranger to awards. She has received
numerous honors and distinctions during her tenure at Texas Tech.
A Texas Tech University School of Law
professor has been selected as one of 30 “Extraordinary Women in Texas Law” by
Texas Lawyer magazine
Susan Saab Fortney, Horn Professor of Law, will be honored at a luncheon Nov. 14
in Dallas, as one of 30 female lawyers who have had the most impact on law and lawyering
in the State of Texas over the last five years.
“This significant honor not only signifies Susan’s personal excellence and reputation
within the legal profession, but also is one more example of the exceptional strength
of our faculty at the School of Law,” said Walt Huffman, dean of the law school.
Fortney’s work focuses on legal ethics and malpractice. She has developed a reputation
as an expert on law firm governance and ethics. Fortney conducts empirical studies
on the legal profession and co-authored the first textbook on legal malpractice law.
She also established the nation’s first law school clinic devoted to mediating disputes
that arise in health care settings.
In 2005, Fortney received the Texas Tech President’s Academic Achievement Award for
excellence in teaching, service and research. In 2006, she was the recipient of the
Chancellor’s Distinguished Teachers Award, the highest teaching award in the university.
In 2007, she received the law school’s Distinguished Researcher Award and was elected
as a member of the American Law Institute.