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Monthly Update – August 2016

September 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Welcome to the Law Review’s August monthly update! With the start of the new academic year, we are already in full swing preparing to publish unique and thoughtful articles in Volume 49. First, we want to welcome back all of our students to Tech Law. We hope everyone had a great summer and we look forward to engaging our students throughout the year, by both journal work and in the classroom. The first day of classes for the Fall 2016 semester was on August 22, 2016, but the Law Review [...]

Monthly Update – July 2016

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Welcome to the Law Review’s monthly blog post! As a reminder, the purpose of this monthly post is to update our members, alumni, and the community about recent and upcoming events. We want to recognize and appreciate all current and former Law Review members for their many accomplishments throughout their careers; if you would like to share anything in an upcoming post, please do not hesitate to contact the Volume 49 Online Edition Editor, Alicia McCullar (alicia.mccullar@ttu.edu). First, it [...]

Monthly Update – June 2016

June 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Welcome to the Law Review’s first monthly blog post! The purpose of this monthly post is to update our members, alumni, and the community about recent and upcoming events. We want to recognize and appreciate all current and former Law Review members for their many accomplishments throughout their careers; if you would like to share anything in an upcoming post, please do not hesitate to contact the Volume 49 Online Edition Editor, Alicia McCullar (alicia.mccullar@ttu.edu). On April 30, 2016, [...]

Getting to Know TTLR

April 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Chase Goetz Chase Goetz is a J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2016. Originally from Lexington, Texas, he is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2012, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Aside from being an Associate Editor for Volume 48 of the Texas Tech Law Review, Chase is the Vice-President of Finance for Tech Law’s Student Bar Association where he oversees student organizations’ accounts and spending. Additionally, he is a member of Tech Law’s Board of [...]

Getting to Know TTLR

April 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

C.J. Baker C.J. Baker is a 3L J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2016. He is from Lake Jackson, Texas. After graduating from Texas Tech’s Rawls College of Business in 2009, C.J. worked as a commercial property and casualty insurance agent. Last year, C.J.’s student comment The One, Two, Threes of Involuntary Bankruptcy: Determining Creditor Numerosity in the Fifth Circuit was selected for publication in Volume 48. This year, C.J. serves as an Articles Editor. C.J. spends most of his time [...]

Getting to Know TTLR

April 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Julio Mendoza Julio Mendoza is a 3L J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2016. He grew up in Wimberley, Texas, near Austin. Julio earned his Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He also received minors in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Chicano Studies. Julio is an Articles Editor for Volume 48 of the Texas Tech Law Review. As a Staff Member, he was awarded Outstanding Staff Editor for Volume 47.  He has received multiple distinction awards and [...]

Getting to Know TTLR

April 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tyler Frankel Tyler Frankel is a 3L J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2016. She is from Fort Worth, Texas and attended undergrad at Indiana University—Bloomington where she earned a BA in Psychology and a minor in Spanish.  Tyler is currently an Articles Editor for the journal, a member of Phi Delta Phi,  has been Teaching Fellow for Assistant Dean Humphrey’s Legal Practice since her 2L year, and was formerly the President of the Organization of Women Law Students (OWLS). After [...]

Court of Criminal Appeals Update: Daniel v. State

April 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Daniel v. State No. AP-77,034 Case Summary written by Luke Luttrell, Staff Member. JUDGE MEYERS delivered the opinion of the court. In February 2014, a jury convicted the appellant of the capital murder of a police officer—Jaime Padron—and the trial judge sentenced the appellant to death. Direct appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeals is automatic. Upon appeal, the appellant raised three points of error. In his first point of error, the appellant asserted that the evidence was insufficient [...]

Getting to Know TTLR

April 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Kevin Smith Kevin Smith is a 3L J.D. Candidate graduating in May 2016.  Kevin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University in 2005.  He serves as a Comment Editor of the Law Review.  As a 2L, he was a member of the Billings, Exum, and Frye National Moot Court Competition. As a 3L, he was a member of the National Health Law Moot Court Competition. He has also served as a tutor for Professor Casto’s Contracts class and as a Teaching Fellow for Professor [...]

Court of Criminal Appeals Update: Ex Parte Molina

April 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ex Parte Molina No. WR-83,799-01 Case Summary written by Eric Matthews, Staff Member. JUDGE YEARY delivered an opinion for the unanimous court. The trial court convicted Molina of aggravated robbery and sentenced him to 16 years’ confinement. The Fourteenth Court of Appeals affirmed his conviction. Molina then brought an application for writ of habeas corpus, claiming that he was not credited for the time he spent in jail prior to his conviction. Molina claimed he was entitled to a one-year [...]
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