November 3, 2017
WHEN: Noon Monday (Nov. 6)
WHERE: Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1802 Hartford Ave.
EVENT: Texas Tech University School of Law and the Texas Tech Law Review will host Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht as this year’s distinguished Huffman Lecture Series lecturer.
Hecht has been elected to the Texas Supreme Court six times. He is the longest-serving member of the court in history and the senior Texas appellate judge in active service. Throughout his service on the court, Hecht has overseen revisions to the rules of administration, practice and procedure in Texas courts and was appointed by the chief justice of the United States to the federal advisory committee on civil rules. Hecht also is active in the court’s efforts to assure that Texans living below the poverty level, as well as others with limited means, have access to basic civil legal services.
Hecht was appointed to the district court in 1981 and was elected to the court of appeals in 1986. Before taking the bench, he was a partner in Locke Lord law firm in Dallas. Hecht holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in philosophy from Yale University and a juris doctorate from the Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he was a Hatton W. Sumners Scholar and graduated cum laude. He clerked for Judge Roger Robb on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps.
The Texas Tech Law Review initiated the Huffman Distinguished Lecture Series in 2010 to honor Walter B. Huffman, Dean Emeritus of Texas Tech School of Law, past editor-in-chief of the Texas Tech Law Review and a retired major general of the United States Army.
Those attending the event are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Contact Erica Lux at email@example.com for details.
CONTACT: Ashley Langdon, assistant dean of alumni relations and communications, Texas Tech School of Law, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7533 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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