LL.M. Trip to Texas State Capital

Early in the spring semester, Texas Tech University School of Law sponsored a trip for their LL.M. students to Austin, the Texas State Capital. While in Austin, LL.M. students participated in various professional seminars and professional visits with Tech Law alumni and other attorneys representing a broad range of practice areas, including agency law, corporate law, family law, immigration law, and patent law. These attorneys included solo practitioners, attorneys at major Texas law firms, and attorneys at governmental agencies.

LL.M. students also had the opportunity to tour the Texas State Capitol building and the Texas Supreme Court. While at the Texas Supreme Court, they sat in on oral arguments and met privately with Texas Supreme Court Justices.

This is just another way that Texas Tech University School of Law strives to enrich your LL.M. experience both inside the classroom and out.

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Texas Tech University Team Building Trip

During the fall of 2013, Texas Tech University School of Law LLM’s 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. A similar team-building outing is scheduled for the fall of 2014.