Texas Tech Law Professor Garners State Bar Publishing Award

Honor marks five wins for Texas Tech Law faculty.

For the fifth time in eight years, a Texas Tech University School of Law professor has won the state’s top legal writing award. Professor Bryan Camp’s article on protecting trust assets from the federal tax lien, published in the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal (EPJ) has been selected as the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding Law Review Article for 2009. The award is presented annually to designate the most important and best-written legal article published in Texas.  Camp is Texas Tech’s George H. Mahon Professor of Law and an expert on bankruptcy law, tax law, statutory interpretation, constitutional law and jurisprudence. “This is a tremendous achievement for the Texas Tech School of Law” said Walt Huffman, dean of the Texas Tech School of Law. “Winning this prestigious statewide award is difficult; winning the award with a tax law article is truly exceptional.  Professor Camp’s brilliant subject-matter expertise in tax law and his ability to effectively share that expertise through the written word deserves the recognition.” Huffman also paid tribute to Texas Tech’s previous winners of the award. Alison Myhra won the award for 2008; Brian Shannon won the award in 2007 and 2002, and Larry Spain won the award in 2005. In addition to recognizing Camp’s scholarship, the Texas Bar Foundation will donate $1,000 to the EPJ, which is housed at the Texas Tech School of Law. “The journal in which Professor Camp’s winning article was published is not only a Texas Tech Law student-edited publication, but also our law school’s newest law journal,” said Huffman. “So congratulations as well to the student editors who both assisted Professor Camp on the publication of his superb scholarship and who produced a new journal of such quality that the articles in it were considered for the top legal writing award in Texas.”  This year is just the third time in the 34-year history of the award that an article published in a secondary journal has won. In 1990 the award went to an article in the University of Texas International Law Journal and in 2008 it went to Myhra’s article published in the Review of Litigation, also a journal from the University of Texas.  A free copy of Camp’s published article is available for download here. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT:  Casey Carson, director of alumni relations, Texas Tech University School of Law, (806) 742-3990 ext. 315, or casey.carson@ttu.edu.