The Texas Tech Law Review initiated the Huffman Distinguished Lecture Series in 2010 to honor Walter B. Huffman—the Dean Emeritus of our law school, a retired Major General of the United States Army, and Editor-in-Chief of Volume 8 of the Texas Tech Law Review.
The Law Review kicked off the lecture series with Professor Arthur R. Miller, the prominent civil procedure expert. In 2011, the Law Review presented Dean Huffman’s longtime friend and colleague, General William K. Suter, Clerk of the United States Supreme Court, as the distinguished lecturer. And in 2012, Judge Robert N. Davis spoke on the challenges facing our veterans based on his unique perspective as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Our 2013 lecturer, Roberta Cooper Ramo, President of the American Law Institute, spoke about ethics in the legal profession. The Law Review had the honor of presenting Blake Morant, Dean of George Washington University School of Law, as our distinguished lecturer in September 2014. Most recently, in 2015, the Law Review had the honor of presenting Stephen Preston, General Counsel to the United States Department of Defense and former General Counsel for the CIA.