Texas Tech Law Professor Garners State Bar Award
February 28, 2008
Texas Tech's law review is becoming the best in Texas.
The Texas Tech University School of Law’s relatively young "Texas Tech Law Review"
is establishing itself as one of the nation’s premier forums for legal scholarship,
as law professors from the school continue to garner state-wide recognition for articles
published in it.
Thornton Professor of Law Brian Shannon’s "Texas Tech Law Review" article on reforming
the Texas insanity defense has been selected as the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding
Law Review Article for 2007. The Bar Foundation Award is the preeminent award for
legal scholarship and is presented annually to designate the most important and best
written legal article published in Texas.
According to Walter Huffman, dean of Texas Tech’s law school, Shannon also won the
award in 2002, and Professor Larry Spain won the award in 2005.
"A Texas Tech University School of Law professor has won the most important award
for legal scholarship in Texas three of the last six years," Huffman said. "Also,
the best legal scholarship in Texas was published in our law review. This award, coupled
with last year’s highly acclaimed "Criminal Law Symposium" issue, is clear indication
that our publication is becoming one of the nation’s important forums for legal scholarship."
In addition to recognizing Shannon’s efforts, the Texas Bar Foundation will donate
$1,000 to the law school’s scholarship fund in recognition that the article was published
by the "Texas Tech Law Review."
Founded in 1970, the "Texas Tech Law Review" is the flagship journal of Texas Tech
School of Law. It is published quarterly by a staff of second and third year law students
who are dedicated to presenting a quality publication and hosting informative symposia
for members of the legal community.
CONTACT: Casey Carson, director of alumni relations, Texas Tech University School
of Law, (806) 742-3990, ext. 315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.