Professor Wendy Adele Humphrey
|Associate Professor of Law
Director, Pre-Law Academy
Professor Wendy Adele Humphrey is admitted to practice in Texas and New Mexico, the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas and the District of New Mexico, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Tenth Circuit.
Professor Humphrey earned her B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude, from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. While at Westminster, she was selected as a Rhodes Scholar finalist for the State of New Mexico. She then earned her M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Texas Tech University. After graduating from law school, she joined the law firm of Lovell, Lovell, Newsom & Isern, L.L.P., where she later became a partner. She focused her litigation practice on commercial law, personal injury law, and appellate law. Among other awards, she was selected by Texas Monthly as a Rising Star in the area of general litigation. She is also a trained mediator.
In 2007, she joined the faculty at the law school, where she teaches Legal Practice and serves as a co-director of the Texas Tech University Pre-Law Academy. Professor Humphrey received the university-wide 2014 Spencer A. Wells Award for creativity in teaching. She also coaches the Entertainment Law negotiation team and is a former co-coach the American Bar Association negotiation team, which won the international negotiation competition in 2010.
Professor Humphrey is active in local and state bar organizations. She currently serves as a Director for the Lubbock Area Bar Association. At the state level, she is a member of the State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services Committee, and she is the Treasurer of Law-Focused Education, Inc. She is a former TYLA District 3 Director and still serves on the committee for the TYLA/ACTL National Trial Competition, which is the most prestigious mock trial competition in the nation. For her extraordinary service to TYLA, Professor Humphrey received the TYLA Presidentís Award of Merit for five years in a row (2009-2013). In addition, she was selected as a 2012 Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Lubbock Area Bar Association.
In the Lubbock community, Professor Humphrey is a sustainer in the Junior League of Lubbock, and she is the President-Elect of the Lubbock Junior Womenís Club. She also serves as the Finance Advisor for the Texas Tech chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. In addition, she is a former member of the Board of Directors for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the South Plains. In 2010, she was named one of Lubbock’s “Top 20 Under 40.”
B.A., Westminster College, 1995
M.Ed., Texas Tech University, 1997
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2001