The Supreme Court of Texas’s last arguments of the term are to be held next Wednesday at Texas Tech. The University’s press release says that video of the arguments will be made available later.
The Texas Lawyer’s blog has a few more details on the new courtroom, which is “a 150-seat high-technology courtroom” that the Court will “break in” with its argument sitting that morning and “the ribbon cutting will follow those arguments.” (The donor for the new courtroom is Mark Lanier, whose technological affinities mirror my own [dead link; page removed by Apple.com].)
By far my favorite fact about the new “Donald M. Hunt Courtroom” was this:
Huffman says the Laniers asked the university to name the courtroom after Hunt, a partner in Lubbock’s Mullin Hoard Brown who is an adjunct professor at the law school and was Mark Lanier’s moot court coach when he was in law school.
As a moot court coach (and former competitor) myself, this warmed my heart a little. (( And I couldn’t help but look up which moot court competition Lanier competed in. It turns out to be the ABA National Moot Court Competition, which is the same team team I have coached for UT. ))
I don’t think any of my former students have yet won enough in settlements and verdicts to donate $6 million to the law school, but it’s probably too late anyway — I think UT has already named most everything after Joe Jamail.