Supreme Court Justice Scalia to Make Lubbock Appearance
October 16, 2008
Texas Tech’s Sandra Day O’Connor speaker series hosts second event
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will visit Lubbock on Nov. 14 for the annual
Sandra Day O'Connor Distinguished Lecture Series at Texas Tech University's School
His public presentation is set for 5 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit
Hall. Scalia, the second most senior associate
justice of the nation's
high court, was appointed by President Ronald Reagan
The event is free to the public, but requires a ticket for admission. Tickets are
available at the Texas Tech Law School or by calling (806) 742-3787 ext. 248 or by
According to Walter Huffman, dean of the law school, Scalia has agreed to follow the
format established by Justice O'Connor and present an evening presentation to the
community at large in addition to separate presentations and student events at the
School of Law.
"It is always an honor for the Texas Tech University School of Law to host a justice
of our nation's highest court, and it is a special privilege to host Justice Scalia,"
said Huffman. "His articulate and aggressive defense of his position as a strict adherent
to the fundamental principles established by the U.S. Constitution has made him one
of the most well-known and oft-quoted members of the current court, and I am certain
his presentations will be both informative and entertaining."
The lecture series is the brainchild of Houston attorney Mark Lanier, a law school
alum who founded the Lanier Law Firm
with offices in Houston, New York, Los Angeles and Palo Alto. He underwrites the
series. Lanier is also the benefactor of the recently opened professional development
wing of the law school.
Lanier said that Texas Tech has one of the best law schools in the country, but does
not get as much national recognition as it deserves.