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February 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Pedro Leyva Pedro Leyva is a 2L J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2017. Pedro grew up in the small border town of Presidio, Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to coming to law school, Pedro worked for General Motors as a Business Performance Lead in GM’s Customer Experience Division. Pedro is currently a board member for the Hispanic Law Students Association and is a member of Phi Delta Phi. Pedro’s interest in [...]

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February 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ben Agee Ben Agee is a Texas Tech Law Review Staff Member and a J.D. candidate for 2017. Ben grew up in Rockwall, Texas, and graduated with a degree in Sport Management from Texas A&M in 2007. Prior to law school, Ben held a wide array of jobs, including restaurant manager, delivery truck driver, and welder. In addition to Law Review, Ben is also involved with the Texas Aggie Bar Association, the Texas Bank Lawyer, and Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity. Ben hopes to work in the Dallas [...]

Employment Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

February 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Adam J. Ondo, Staff Member. I. Introduction Natasha Velez worked at a New York City Chipotle restaurant, preparing burritos and working the register.[1] On January 1, 2013, Natasha was beaten and choked by her then‑boyfriend. The assault left her with a broken left index finger that required a splint. On her first day back, she informed her manager that she had been assaulted in a domestic violence incident. She then explained to her manager that her doctors told her that she could not [...]

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January 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Jeri Leigh McDowell Jeri Leigh is a J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2016. Jeri Leigh grew up in Glen Rose, Texas, and attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology. Prior to attending law school, Jeri Leigh worked for the Texas Attorney General, Child Support Division negotiating orders.  In addition to being Student Writing Editor for Volume 48 of the Texas Tech Law Review, Jeri Leigh acts as the co-head editor of [...]

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January 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Kimberly Grinnan Kimberly Grinnan is a 3L J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2016. She is from Rockwall, Texas. She is a proud Aggie, having earned her B.A. in English with minors in Earth Science and Geology from Texas A&M University in 2013. Kimberly is currently the Law Review’s Symposium Editor, in charge of organizing the annual Criminal Law Symposium and the Water Law Symposium. She is a member of the Board of Barristers and pursing a Law and Science certificate in water law. During [...]

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January 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Catharine Hansard Catharine is a 3L J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2016. Catharine grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government. Prior to attending law school, Catharine worked for the Lubbock Independent School District. In addition to being Lead Articles Editor for Volume 48 of the Texas Tech Law Review, Catharine serves as a Research Assistant for Professors Eric Chiappinelli and Dustin Benham. She also [...]

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January 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ashleigh Hammer Ashleigh Hammer is a Staff Member on Vol. 48 of the Texas Tech Law Review and a J.D. Candidate for the Class of 2017. She grew up in Round Hill, Virginia and received her Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from the United States Air Force Academy in 2014. Ashleigh is currently a member of the Tech Law Military Association and two National Moot Court Competition teams. She also tutors for Professor Huffman’s criminal law course. Ashleigh also works as a research assistant for [...]

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January 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Brittany Dumas Brittany Dumas is a 3L J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2016. She is from Crawford, Texas, a small city near Waco. She received her B.B.A. in Marketing from Tarleton State University in 2012. While attending Tarleton State University, Brittany was a member of the softball team. Currently she is an Articles Editor on the Law Review and is also a member of Phi Delta Phi, Energy Law Interest Group, and Organization of Women Law Students. In addition to her various organizational [...]

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January 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Jake Rutherford Jake Rutherford is a 3L J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2016. He was born and raised in New Braunfels, Texas, and earned his Bachelors of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. He also received a minor in History. In addition to his duties as the Editor-in-Chief for the Texas Tech Law Review, Jake is the Student Editor for the LexisNexis Oil & Gas Reporter and is a Research Assistant and Property Tutor. During his first two summers in Law School, Jake [...]

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January 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Nirav Patel Nirav Patel is a 3L J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2016.  Originally born in India, Nirav earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas Tech University in 2013.  He serves as the Executive Managing Editor of the Law Review and is also a member of the Board of Barristers.  As a 2L, he was a member of two national moot court teams: the NYC Bar Association National Moot Court Competition and the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition.  He has also served as a [...]
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