Huffman Inducted Into National Black Law Students Hall of Fame

Written by Michael Castellon

Date: April 27, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon,

LUBBOCK – Texas Tech University School of Law Dean Walter Huffman has been inducted into the National Black Law Students (NBLSA) Hall of Fame.

The NBLSA Hall of Fame Award is given to an individual who has displayed exemplary support for NBLSA.

Huffman is one of only four individuals nationwide nominated for the honor. Huffman’s Hall of Fame citation notes his consistent commitment to the NBLSA, diversity and the community. Joining Huffman as a Hall of Fame inductee was Charles Ogletree, a Harvard law professor and former NBLSA chair.

Texas Tech Law School BLSA President Demarcus Ward said Huffman has been a consistent supporter of the Texas Tech School of Law Black Law Students Association and its initiatives. In January 2004, the School of Law hosted the NBLSA- Rocky Mountain Region Convention.

The induction ceremony was held at the 38th Annual NBLSA National Convention in March in Washington, D.C. The event was attended by several members of Congress, world-renowned law professors, representatives of major non-profit organizations and other government officials.

Huffman joined the Texas Tech School of Law in 2002 after a distinguished 25-year career in public service. As Judge Advocate General and the top military lawyer for the U.S. Army, Huffman stepped down in 2001 after managing and leading a diverse legal workforce of more than 4,000 full-time uniformed and civilian attorneys and paralegal and support personnel in the United States and 17 foreign countries. During that time he was the first uniformed lawyer since World War II selected to serve on the Texas
State Bar Board of Directors.

In 2005, Huffman completed an appointment to a congressionally directed panel to examine legal services in the Department of Defense. He teaches National Security Law and has been interviewed as an expert on national security law issues by national radio and print media. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he was the commander of a field artillery battery, and Desert Storm, where he was the staff judge advocate of the U.S. VII Corps.

CONTACT: Casey Carson, director of alumni relations, Texas Tech School of Law, (806) 742-3990 or