Texas Tech University Team Building Trip
Texas Tech University School of Law LLM’s recently participated in a day-long team-building trip on which they visited two iconic West Texas attractions and a major West Texas law firm involved in international trade relations. The students first visited nearby Palo Duro Canyon, which is the second largest canyon in the U.S. and often referred to as “The Grand Canyon of Texas.” The students then had an opportunity to visit the Cadillac Ranch, one of the most famous pop culture monuments located along the famous Route 66, often referred to as the “Main Street of America.” While at the Cadillac Ranch, students participated in the ongoing tradition of modifying the designs and colors of the display with their own unique designs using a can or two of spray paint. Finally, before going to dinner at The Big Texan, another popular Route 66 destination, LL.M. students were treated to a guided tour of The Underwood Law Firm, P.C., a 101 year old law firm in Amarillo, TX. There they met attorneys and shareholders, Tom Morris and Alan Rhodes, who provided several short talks on their careers and the history of the law firm and its international work. Among other things, Mr. Morris talked about his U.S. Supreme Court argument in the landmark case of Graham v. Deere in 1966, which involved patent disputes.