May 2012 Hooding Ceremony

Ceremony Information

  • May 19, 2012, 6 p.m.
  • United Spirit Arena [map]

Reception Information

A reception in the School of Law's Forum for graduates and their guests immediately follows the ceremony. Guests may enter through either the Lanier Center or main law school entrance.

Guest Information

Parking lots are open to the public on May 19. Parking lots that are adjacent to the Arena can be found at 18th and Hartford, 18th and Indiana and Indiana Avenue and Texas Tech Parkway. Entrances to the United Spirit Arena are located at each corner of the building. Guests may sit in any seats above the arena floor.

Ceremony Live Video Feed

A live video feed of the ceremony will be available.

Hotel Information

Contact information for Lubbock hotels is available at Information on hotels in the surrounding area can be found at [].

Photography and Video Information

Graduation photos may be viewed and ordered at DVD copies of the graduation video may be purchased by contacting Mandy Wiley, Texas Tech Alumni Association at (806) 742-3641 ext. 243.

Graduation Speaker

Robert A. Black, class of 1980, is the managing shareholder of the law firm of MahaffyWeber, P.C., in Beaumont. He is the 20112012 president of the State Bar of Texas, the first Texas Tech Law alumnus to serve in the role.

Mr. Black is an accomplished litigator but focuses his practice on mediation. He has handled more than 3,300 disputes, including complex class action matters. Mr. Black is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Texas Supreme Court.

Among his many accomplishments, Texas Monthly named him a Texas Super Lawyer seven times, Best Lawyers listed him as one of The Best Lawyers in America nine times, and the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees elected him a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Mr. Black previously served as chair of the board of directors for the State Bar of Texas and co-chaired the Nominations and Elections Subcommittee. He also devotes his time to more than half a dozen civic organizations in the Beaumont area.

May 2011 Ceremony Photo