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Texas Tech University School of Law Hosts 7th Court of Appeals

January 29, 2015

The court will hear cases brought from appeal from the state's lower courts.

Written by Kari Abitbol

WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Law will host the 7th Court of Appeals.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Monday (Feb. 2)

WHERE: Donald M. Hunt Courtroom, School of Law, 1802 Hartford Ave.

Texas Tech Law students and the general public will have an opportunity to view the 7th Court of Appeals, which usually presides in Amarillo, in action. The court, which consists of a chief justice and three justices, has immediate appellate jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases appealed from lower courts from 46 Texas counties.

Chief Justice Brian Quinn and Justice Mackey K. Hancock and Patrick A. Pirtle all graduated from the Texas Tech School of Law, while Hancock, Pirtle and Justice James T. Campbell all earned bachelor's degrees from Texas Tech.

Three Texas Tech Law alumni will argue before the court: Anna McKim ('01) from the firm of Field, Manning, Stone, Hawthorne and Aycock; Joel Cook ('05) from the firm of Seymore and Cook; and assistant criminal district attorney Lauren Murphree ('13).

Oral arguments will be heard in four cases starting at 9 a.m.

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CONTACT:Kari Abitbol, director of communications, Texas Tech School of Law,(806) 834-8591, or kari.abitbol@ttu.edu.