Monthly Update – August 2016

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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 Executive Board hosted the 2L Staff Members at an orientation on August 20th. The Staff Members heard from speakers, including Professors Brian Shannon and Dustin Benham, regarding the importance of editing and Comment topic selection. The day’s events concluded with a social hosted by the Volume 49 Board of Editors. We would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of the orientation events.

Jumping right into the editing and Comment writing process, articles were shelf-checked within the first week of school. Additionally, the Staff Members provided topic summary paragraphs to their respective Comment Editors and the Student Writing Editor to seek feedback. The Comment is an endeavor not for the faint of heart, and we congratulate our members on this first step toward the finished product.

In addition to our duties as editors and writers, we would like to remind the community about an event that we are excited to host in conjunction with the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. The Mental Health Law Symposium is scheduled for November 18, 2016, in the Lanier Auditorium at the Texas Tech School of Law. If you have not already done so, please click here for more information regarding this important event. As a reminder for your calendar, the Criminal Law Symposium is scheduled for March 30-31, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. Finally, we are pleased to announce that the Huffman Distinguished Lecture Series will take place on February 16, 2017. We will provide more information about this event in upcoming posts.

Last, if you have not yet had a chance to meet the student members of Volume 49, we invite to visit our Members page, linked here.

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 (

Also, please keep in mind that the journal is currently accepting article submissions for Volume 49. If you have any questions or would like to submit an article for consideration, please contact our Lead Articles Editor, Aaron Powell (

Please check back next month for another update and remember to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thank you!


– Volume 49 Board of Editors