Student Publications

Department Publications

Texas Tech Law Review

Founded in 1970, the Texas Tech Law Review is published quarterly by the students of Texas Tech University School of Law. Editors and staff members are selected based upon outstanding academic achievement and/or superior writing ability, as demonstrated in the annual "Write-On" Competition held for first-year students immediately following the completion of every spring semester. Selection for membership in the Texas Tech Law Review is an honor that follows students throughout their legal careers.

The Texas Tech Law Review's audience includes students and professors at law schools, attorneys, and judges throughout Texas and the United States. The Law Review accepts and publishes articles by prominent legal scholars and practitioners concerning various state, national, and international legal issues.

Law Review members write comments that address recent cases or statutes and discuss developments in a particular area of law. Law Review members and staff perform all editing functions for articles selected for publication. For more information, please visit the Texas Texas Tech Law Review Online.

Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal

The Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal is a student-organized, student-led publication that prides itself on producing a scholarly and professional publication focused on Texas administrative law. ALJ is the only journal in Texas, and one of two journals nationally, that focuses on administrative law.

ALJ is comprised of second- and third-year law students who devote substantial amounts of time to editing, shelf-checking, and publishing papers submitted by professionals regarding various administrative law topics. In addition, ALJ members use the skills learned during their tenure to research and write a scholarly comment of their own, the best of which ALJ publishes.

Membership is offered to a few unique and talented individuals who take part in the joint "Write-On" Competition sponsored by the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, Texas Tech Law Review and Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal at the end of every spring semester.

In partnership with the State Bar of Texas, ALJ publishes two books per year distributed to thousands of practitioners, judges, and justices in Texas and 15 other states. In addition, ALJ is available to attorneys around the nation via both Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis. As a result of its commitment to excellence, ALJ is well known among practicing attorneys and helped earn much-deserved appreciation and admiration for both Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University School of Law. For more information, please visit the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal Online.

Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal

Established in 2007, the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal is the newest law journal at Texas Tech University School of Law. A student-led publication, the Journal contains scholarly articles written by national and international experts in the fields of estate planning, community property, and related legal topics. The Journal also contains outstanding student comments. Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law Gerry W. Beyer serves as the Journal's faculty advisor.

This publication is the only legal journal of its kind committed to community property law, and the second in the nation devoted to estate planning. The goal of the Journal is to advance legal scholarship by publishing the finest articles written nationally and internationally in these exciting areas of the law. The Journal also seeks to provide thought-provoking commentary and guidance to practitioners in the field to supplement their existing expertise. The Journal's audience includes practicing attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and others, both nationally and internationally. With the aforementioned goals in mind, the Journal actively seeks and selects articles, essays, symposium pieces, and comments that are at the forefront of critical legal thinking in these important areas of the law.

The Journal is available in print on a semi-annual basis and is accessible online via Westlaw. Another exciting focal point of the Journal is its online companion, The Codicil, which augments the printed issues with up-to-date legal information.

Each year, the Journal sponsors a stunning symposium featuring well-known attorneys, judges, and academics from around the state and nation. This symposium gives Journal members a tremendous opportunity to network with the elite members of the estate planning community.

For more information, please visit the Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal.

Texas Bank Lawyer

The Texas Bank Lawyer is a monthly newsletter written and edited by Texas Tech law students and read by over 1,100 attorneys nationwide. The Texas Bank Lawyer is published as a cooperative effort of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel (TABC) and the Texas Tech University School of Law. The TABC was founded in 1976 with the purpose of creating an association in which knowledge and information about legal problems unique to banks could be shared. The Texas Bank Lawyer contributes greatly by providing summaries of recent cases and regulatory matters of interest to bank lawyers, articles on new legislation or developing legal areas, and occasional editorial comments on banking and commercial matters. For more information, please visit the Texas Bank Lawyer Online.

Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal

The Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal (BBLJ) is Texas Tech’s fourth student-operated legal publication. Focusing on furthering legal scholarship, the BBLJ offers students and practitioners the opportunity to engage in ongoing legal discussions concerning a wide variety of topics. Because the BBLJ was created in a time of dwindling paper publications and changing norms in legal scholarship, the BBLJ has elected to synthesize traditional academic scholarship with shorter, practitioner-focused articles. This blend allows our readers to stay abreast of cutting edge legal developments while keeping current with academic discussions in any given field.

The BBLJ’s synthesis and focus welcomes readers into the academic discussion of business and bankruptcy law by providing current scholarship on emerging issues. Additionally, the practitioner-focused articles provide advice, guidance, and wisdom from practicing professionals in a variety of fields.

Finally, to address the dwindling use of analogue reading materials, the BBLJ uses an electronic method of publication that is both time efficient and cost effective. The BBLJ publishes two books annually, each available online the moment they are ready. Once a year these articles are compiled into a single volume. Each volume may be viewed and downloaded, free of charge, in its entirety or by individual article. For more information, visit the Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal online.

Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety and Biodefense Law

The Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety and Biodefense Law (JBBBL) offers both a legal and scientific perspective on current issues concerning bioterrorism, public health and safety, and national security. Edited by an international board of leading scholars from all the continents, our journal is aware that bioterrorism related issues are global problems. Our goal is to develop a unique international community of legal scholars, scientists and policy experts who will address current issues in these fields.

Sidebar Xpress E-Newsletter

The Sidebar Xpress is a monthly e-newsletter that provides information on Texas Tech University School of Law events and highlights the achievements of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Interim Dean Susan Saab Fortney implemented the publication in February 2011, and the Tech Law Communications Office distributes it. All issues of the e-newsletter are found at Sidebar Xpress. Contact Us with news, events, or stories.

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