Texas Tech University School of Law has earned a reputation for producing graduates who are eager and ready to step into the courtroom. The curriculum places emphasis not only on the theory and doctrine of law but also on practical legal skills to ensure that our students are well-prepared to practice law.
Texas Tech University strives to maintain an educational and work environment free from impermissible discrimination. Accordingly, no person shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or Vietnam era or special disabled veteran status. OP 10.12: Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Policy.
Non-Discrimination Policy — Texas Tech University School of Law
Texas Tech University School of Law (Texas Tech Law) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or Vietnam era or special disabled veteran status. Texas Tech Law strongly believes in the rights and dignity of all persons, and therefore condemns discrimination on the basis of a person's sexual orientation. Texas Tech Law reaffirms its commitment to providing an inclusive and supportive community for all.
AALS Requirements on Equal Opportunity in Employment
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), of which Texas Tech Law is a member, requires member schools to pursue a policy of providing students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment, without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation. As a member school, Texas Tech Law shall communicate to each employer to whom it furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions the school's firm expectation that the employer will observe the principle of equal opportunity. Moreover, a member school shall inform employers, of its obligations under Bylaw 6-3(b), and shall require employers, as a condition of obtaining any form of placement assistance or use of the school's facilities, to provide an assurance of the employer's willingness to observe the principles of equal opportunity. AALS Bylaws Section 6-3b and AALS Regulation 6-3.2.
Message about Military Recruiting
In its recruitment and employment practices the U.S. military considers factors in violation of the Texas Tech Law non-discrimination policies. Moreover, AALS believes that allowing the military to recruit on campus is inconsistent with the AALS principle requiring member schools to pursue a policy of equal opportunity in employment practices. Nonetheless, AALS has authorized member schools to permit military recruiters on campus, provided that this notice of conflict between AALS policy and military recruitment practices is provided to students considering interviewing with military recruiters. As a member school, Texas Tech Law supports and adheres to AALS policy.