Texas Tech University

Texas Tech School of Law Presents Lecture by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge

George Watson

February 5, 2016

Jennifer Walker Elrod is a former visiting public service professor at Texas Tech.

WHAT: The Texas Tech School of Law's Judge William R. Shaver Legal Ethics Lecture Series featuring Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod. Her lecture is titled, "The Modern Lawyer's Seven Deadly Sins."

WHEN: Noon Monday (Feb. 8). Elrod will be available for media interviews prior to the lecture.

WHERE: Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech School of Law, 1802 Hartford Ave.

EVENT: Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod serves on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as a circuit judge with chambers in Houston. Prior to serving on the Fifth Circuit she was twice elected judge of the 190th District Court in Harris County, where she presided over more than 200 jury and non-jury trials in a five-year span.

A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, Elrod clerked for the Honorable Sim Lake in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and also was in private practice before becoming a judge, focusing on civil litigation, antitrust and employment matters.

Elrod has taught legal writing and advocacy as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston and as an M.D. Anderson Visiting Public Service Professor at the Texas Tech School of Law. Her publications have appeared in the Houston Law Review, Texas Tech Law Review and the Washington and Lee Law Review.

Those attending will be eligible for credit in Texas Tech's Academy for Leadership in the Legal Profession.

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