Texas Tech Law Professor Garners State Bar Publishing Award
March 27, 2009
Texas Tech University School of Law professors are steadily gaining recognition as
some of the best legal writers in Texas by consistently winning the state’s top legal
Professor Alison Myhra's article on the tort liability of pharmacists who fail
to counsel patients on the potential risks of prescribed medications, published in
the University of Texas "Review of Litigation," has been selected as the Texas Bar
Foundation's Outstanding Law Review Article for 2008. The award is presented annually
to designate the most important and best-written legal article published in Texas.
"This award, for the most outstanding legal scholarship published in Texas during
2008, is the most prestigious legal scholarship award given in our state and is a
significant personal tribute to Professor Myhra," said Walt Huffman, dean of the Texas
Tech School of Law.
"This is the third time in the last five years that a Texas Tech University School
of Law professor has won this most important award," Huffman said, "and we thank Alison
- as we did Professors Brian Shannon and Larry Spain in prior years - for bringing
this distinction to our law school."
Shannon won the award in 2007 and Spain won the award in 2005. Shannon also won the
award in 2002.
In addition to recognizing Myhra's efforts, the Texas Bar Foundation will donate $1,000
to the University of Texas law school's scholarship fund in recognition that the article
was published in the university's "Review of Litigation."
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