Texas Tech University School of Law Hosts 7th Court of Appeals

The court will hear cases brought from appeal from the state’s lower courts.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Law will host the 7th Court of Appeals.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 3)

WHERE: Donald M. Hunt Courtroom, School of Law, 1802 Hartford Ave.

EVENT: Texas Tech Law students and the general public will have an opportunity to view the 7th Court of Appeals, which usually presides in Amarillo, in action. The court, which consists of a chief justice and three justices, has immediate appellate jurisdiction of civil and criminal cases appealed from lower courts in Texas’ 46 counties.

Seven Texas Tech Law alumni will argue before the court — Jeff Hartsell (’88), assistant city attorney for Lubbock; Phil Johnson (’08) of Jenkins, Wagnon & Young, P.C.; Julie Goen Panger (’09) of The Kiechler Law Firm PLLC; Jason Bujnosek (’02), 106th Judicial District Attorney; Elizabeth Hill (’12) of Craig, Terrill, Hale & Grantham, LLP; John Simpson (’74) of Splawn Simpson Pitts; and Richard Martindale (’92), 47th District Assistant Attorney.

Oral arguments will be heard in four cases starting at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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CONTACT:Kari Abitbol, director of communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8591, or kari.abitbol@ttu.edu.


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