Texas Tech School of Law In Top 100 Super Lawyers Ranking

Schools that produce the greatest number of outstanding attorneys are rewarded with ranking.

Texas Tech University’s School of Law is ranked in the top 100 law schools in the country turning out high-quality lawyers, according to new rankings released this month from Super Lawyers magazine. The magazine’s first annual law school ranking puts Texas Tech at 94, with 542 graduates selected for “super lawyer” status. “We have always been proud of our graduates and their well-deserved reputation as skilled and ethical practitioners,” said Walt Huffman, dean of the law school. “Being ranked  among the nation’s top 100 law schools in the number of our graduates who have been recognized as ‘super lawyers’ is certainly external validation of that reputation, and it is extraordinary to me that a law school as young as Texas Tech law has produced so many attorneys who have already attained ‘super lawyer’ recognition.”    According to Bill White, publisher of Super Lawyers, rankings focus on the end product — the quality of lawyers produced by the schools — a factor not taken into account in the other rankings. “Our process is simple,” White said.  “We take a snapshot of our lists, which represent the top 5 percent of lawyers in America, and ask, ‘Which schools produced these lawyers?’ Then we report the results. Our approach is similar to the way baseball crowns a homerun king based on total homeruns without employing a weighted average based on plate appearances.” Visit the Texas Tech page of the Super Lawyer Web site to view all of Texas Tech’s “super lawyers.” CONTACT: Casey Carson, director of alumni relations, Texas Tech University School of Law, (806) 742-3990 ext. 315, or casey.carson@ttu.edu.