2 Table of Contents COVER STORY 4 ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT 6 FACULTY NEWS 7 STUDENT NEWS 9 HONORS AND AWARDS 10 ALUMNI NEWS 12 Volume Seven Number Two Fall 1989 The name Cornerstone was derived from the relationship between the law school and its alumni: the Tech Law School serves as the cornerstone for a successful career in law; and the alumni, through their support, serve as the cornerstone for developing excellence in the law school. Comments from readers are welcome. Please send them to Cornerstone, Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas The contents of the Cornerstone do not necessarily represent the views of the foundation, its officers or trustees, the law school administration, or Texas Tech University. Cornerstone editor: Kay Patton Fletcher January, 1989 Dear Alumni and Friends of the Texas Tech Law School: Our school year is off to a flying start. This report will highlight some of the major developments which have already taken place. In this issue we report on the retirement of Professor Mud A. Larkin. Mud is a legend at this law school school and I know all of you will enjoy reading about his distinguished career. We will all miss having Mud here at the Texas Tech Law School but we will all enjoy the fruits of his past labors for many years to come. There is also an article in this issue on the appointment of W. Reed Quilliam, Jr. as the George Herman Mahon Professor of Law. We are fortunate to be able to add new endowed professorships. We salute Professor Quilliam on his appointment to this new professorship. All of our staff and faculty worked long hours during the latter part of the summer and the first part of this fall term in preparing for our joint American Bar Association and American Association of Law Schools Sabbatical Reinspection. Every seven years each approved American law school is evaluated. This permits schools an opportunity for self-study and objective peer review. Of course we all think that we have an outstanding law school. I am happy to report that our site inspection team agrees that we have a very sound program. And while we are always relieved to hear favorable peer reviews, we are primarily anxious to reach a consensus on what we can do to strengthen our program even more. Our first priority will be to strengthen our library. Budget constraints throughout Texas in the past several years have taken a toll on university libraries generally. Law school libraries have not been spared. Happily President Robert W. Lawless and Executive Vice President and Provost Donald Haragan have committed University resources to address this weakness. With this help we expect to rapidly improve our library. We are also committed to continuing to strengthen the diversity of our faculty and to review our curriculum for possible improvements. Finally, the time has come to consider capital improvements to the law school building. Our very fine facility was completed in It is time to install custom storm windows, add additional student offices (which can also serve as interview rooms), replace carpeting and furniture which has worn out after twenty years, and add some 10,000 square feet to the law library. We are currently working with University leaders, our Texas Tech Law School Foundation and our Texas Tech Law Alumni Association to further define our needs and to prepare specific plans to satisfy those needs. I close by reporting on a very positive development. We received more applications this year than we did last year. Even though we accepted fewer students, we had more students enroll. This is a swing in our favor. At the same time our median LSAT and GP A went up. We are convinced that our scholarship program is working. We take great pride in the continuing strength of our student body. They characterize the Texas Tech School of Law today and they will serve the people of Texas and the United States tomorrow. Sincerely, 3 W. Frank Newton Dean
3 COVER STORY Reared in Hominy, Oklahoma, Lark graduated from high school in the midst of the Great Depression. At age 17 he took a job with the General Accounting Office in Washington and financed his studies at George Washington University and Southeastern University Law School, from which he received his law degree in He took and passed the District of Columbia bar examination just prior to his 21st birthday. Prof. Murl A. Larkin (left) with good friend and fellow faculty member, Reed Quilliam. 4 Professor Murl A. Larkin Retires Most persons would be more than satisfied with one highly distinguished career. Murl A. Larkin has had two. Most persons would consider forty or so years of productive work a sufficient contribution to our society. Murl Larkin's span embraces fifty-five years and he's not through yet. The first time I met Lark was nearly a decade before we became colleagues on the faculty of the Texas Tech University School of Law. The year was about 1960 and I was a young Lubbock lawyer taking my annual two weeks of Naval Reserve training at a Navy Law Seminar in New Orleans. Captain Larkin, then Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Navy and head of its appellate review section, was one of the principal lecturers at the seminar. It would not be true to say that Lark and I became fast friends during this visit to the Crescent City, although that relationship would develop in later years. I am certain that we both did our share of wining and dining in the French Quarter, but Navy lieutenants and captains generally travel in different circles after hours. It would be true, however, to say that I came away from the meeting highly impressed with Lark as a man, as a lawyer, and as a teacher of the law. I have the same feelings about him today. In the fall of 1968 Captain Larkin retired from the Navy and became Professor Larkin, embarking on his second eminent career. He joined the Texas Tech law faculty in the second year of the Law School's existence, and has been a guiding force in its development for 21 years. He retired from the Law School in May, 1979, and we will miss him greatly. Shortly after Pearl Harbor Larkin was commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve and soon was called to active duty. After a brief tour as engineering officer aboard a patrol gunship assigned to the Chief of Naval Operations, he was ordered to the battleship USS New Jersey, which was to become his home for the rest of World War II. As a gunnery officer and starboard battery director, Larkin participated in many of the major sea battles of the Pacific Theater, including Saipan, the Marianas, Iwo Jima, and the Leyte Gulf, and earned 11 battle stars. After his release from active duty Larkin returned to Washington where he met and won the hand of his lovely wife, Sue, who has enhanced his dual careers with her charm and grace. After working briefly as a civilian lawyer for the Navy Department, he was commissioned in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the regular Navy, in which he spent the next 22 years. The Larkins have one daughter, Barbara, who lives in Tulsa. Duty assignments took the Larkins to California, the Philippines, Rhode Island, Hawaii, and back to Washington as the Navy's second-ranking JAG officer. It was while serving as Academic Director of the Naval Justice School that then-commander Larkin got his first taste "of the strong personal and professional satisfaction that I get from law teaching," which lead to his second career. As Fleet Legal Officer, Pacific Fleet, Larkin made inspection tours in virtually every far eastern country in which United States military interests were present. In his last and most prestigious assignment, as Assistant Judge Advocate General, he was awarded the Legion of Merit. Some of Professor Larkin's most vivid memories involve the earliest years of the Law School, especially those in the old barracks buildings near the football stadium. "The soundproofing in those classrooms was atrocious," he recalls. "I remember trying to teach Corporations while Justin Smith was teaching Torts next door. Justin was a classroom wit, and every few minutes his students would break out in riotous laughter. It was hard to get my class back on track again." He also recalls Smith showing his class some extremely gruesome photographs from an autopsy. "One woman student fainted. He had her picked up and went on with his class." The very first graduating class at the Law School is the one that Professor Larkin remembers best. "They were second-year students when I got here, but we only had about 110 enrolled in the Law School at that time and I got to know most of them personally. They were a somewhat older group, and many of them had had successful careers in other fields. The faculty and students were very close-knit and those students worked as hard as any I have ever seen. They were largely responsible for getting this Law School off on the right footing." (Note: That first class, of 56 students, produced a Presidential Scholar, Charles Gentry, and the five highest grades on the Texas bar examination, the only time in history that the top five grades have come from one law school.) Professor Larkin has served under all four deans that the Law School has had, and thinks that each made a special contribution to the development of the school. "Dick Amandes was fantastic in recruiting faculty and was administratively outstanding. Frank Elliott contributed to the school through his stature as an author and a scholar. Byron Fullerton was very likeable and we benefitted from his wide contacts in the legal profession and his closeness with the University administration. Frank Newton combines many of these qualities and may be the best all-around dean that we have had." Professor Larkin recalls many pleasant contacts with Al Allison, Levelland attorney, former Texas Tech regent, and the man most responsible for the founding of the Texas Tech Law School. "I met him right after I came here." Larkin remembers. "He was our greatest fan. He would go overboard for the Law School in everything, including his money and his time." Three brief leaves of absence have punctuated Professor Larkin's 21 years at Texas Tech. In 1974 he was a visiting professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center in New Hampshire. In he served as Senior Legislative Attorney in the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. In 1984 he was the Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Larkin's primary teaching areas have been Evidence, Procedure (both civil and criminal) and Trial Advocacy. I remember going into the law library soon after the new law school building was completed in 1970, and encountering law student (now State Representative) Jim Rudd, who was shaking his head in amazement. He had just come from a Larkin class, and his comment was: "That guy (Professor Larkin) sure knows his Evidence and he really lays it out. If you can't learn Evidence from Larkin you just can't learn it." His feelings have been shared by many over the years. A prolific author (several books and numerous scholarly articles) in the Evidence area, Larkin was a key member of the State Bar committee that developed, recommended, and continues to monitor, the present Texas Rules of Evidence. He was named Jack F. Maddox Professor of Law at the Texas Tech University Law School in 1985, in recognition of his achievements in teaching, writing and public service. One would think that after completing two careers Lark would really retire. That will not happen, however, for this man of immense mental energy. He and Sue will move to Tulsa, where they have a home, and he will maintain a law office and keep up the supplements for five of the books that he has authored. He also is finalizng plans to be an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa Law School. I arrived on the law faculty one semester after Lark did, and have had the privilege of having him as a colleague for more than two decades. One could not ask for a better one. He has been a good friend, a fine teacher and scholar, and an important contributor to the governance of the school. He should be remembered as one of the major blocks upon which the Law School was built. The esteem in which Professor Larkin is held by the students was much in evidence at the 1989 May hooding ceremony. When a speaker noted Larkin's retirement from the faculty the graduating seniors spontaneously rose as one and accorded him a prolonged ovation. It was a fitting tribute to a fine man. by Reed Quilliam 5
4 ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT FACULTY NEWS The Right Place At the Right Time Krahmer Continues Computing & CLE 6 Any law school placement director can confirm that finding a job after law school is a combination of perseverance and being in the right place at the right time. Ted Brabham ('89) will tell you that certainly is true for him. Ted is joining the largest law firm in Florida as a result of just such a combination. His story begins with one of Dean Frank Newton's plane rides in the fall of Dean Newton was assigned a seat next to Joe Klock, Managing Partner of Steel, Hector & Davis of Miami, Florida. The firm, headquartered in Miami, has branch offices in Boca Raton, Tallahassee, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. Dean Newton, never shy to promote the Texas Tech School of Law, convinced Mr. Klock to add Texas Tech to his recruiting tour of Texas law schools. Arrangements were made and the Florida firm interviewed on campus. Ted, however, had not signed up to interview and was playing dominoes in the Commons when he heard about Steel, Hector and Davis. Rushing home to shower and shave, Ted's wife read the firm resume to him while he dressed. The rest, they say, is history. Ted interviewed and was one of two Texas law students selected for a flyback interview. (The other Texas student was also from Texas Tech. None of the other schools had students receiving second interviews.) Ted accepted a full summer clerkship with Steel, Hector & Davis in 1988 and joined the West Palm Beach office as an associate in June, This is not the first time Ted has been in the right place at the right time. While a student at Southern Methodist University, Ted was Dean of the Student Senate when a petition to have a gay student organization funded by the university was presented. Ted's well-publicized stand opposing university funding for the organization resulted in a 1982 appearance on the Merv Griffin show, a 1983 hour-long appearance on the Phil Donahue show and an HBO documentary in Noted lecturer Zig Ziglar helped Ted prepare for the Donahue show. Ted served on the Texas Juvenile Justice Commission from 1982 to 1985, making him (at the age of 21) the youngest person ever to serve on a state-wide commission. The commission administered an $8,000,000 budget and allocated funds for the various programs such as the Texas War on Drugs program, the Crime Stoppers Program and the Interschool Suspension Program. Raised by grandparents in Atlanta, Texas, Ted has always wanted to be a lawyer. He is quick to point out that his legal education easily matched the 33 other Steel, Hector & Davis clerks who represent every "major" law school on both coasts. While at Tech, Ted participated in Moot Court, Mock Trial and was on the 1988 National Championship Client Counseling Team. Married during law school to the former Penny Gilmore, Ted added add fatherhood to his list of accomplishments. The Brabhams had their first child in early June, a boy named Vasco Ted Brabham III. During the spring, Professor John Krahmer was active in various Continuing Legal Education programs around the state. He participated in the 2nd Annual EI Paso DTP A/Consumer Law Institute in February and planned and moderated the 12th Annual Banking Law Institute held this year in San Antonio at the end of March. He also spoke at the Annual Corpus Christi Bar Association CLE Program at the end of April and at the State Bar of Texas Advanced DTP A/Consumer Law Institute in San Antonio at the end of May. Despite an active speaking schedule, Professor Krahmer has also continued his writing in the area of commercial law with the publication of supplements to Vernon's Texas Code Forms Annotated and to Texas Practice - Methods of Practice. He was once again the author of the Commercial Transactions Survey in the Southwestern Law Journal and has also been the editor of the monthly "Texas Bank Lawyer". published by the Texas Association of Bank Counsel. Along with former Professor Bob Wood, Professor Krahmer is an active member of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the State Bar Business Law Section which is engaged in a study of a newly proposed Uniform Commercial Code Article 2A governing Lease Transactions. He is also a member of the Consumer Law Council of the State Bar Consumer Law Section. Professor Krahmer has continued his interest in computers and associated electronic gadgetry and may now be the easiest member of the faculty to contact by day or night with telephone numbers at (Voice), (Modem), or (FAX). He does not yet have a cellular phone, but has been heard to mutter that he could teach his classes from Hawaii if he could get a proper satellite link. Professor John Krahmer Baker Selected For TV Appearance Professor Tom Baker has been selected to participate in C-SPAN'S Second Annual Seminar for Professors. He is one of only 30 university professors selected nationally. The invited attendees will spend two days in Washington, D.C., learning effective methods of integrating C-SP AN into coursework and related issues such as copyrights, videotape editing and programming. The attendees also will participate in a live nationallytelevised call-in show. A reception and banquet will be held at the Library of Congress. The Seminar is funded by the Benton Foundation. Professor Baker says, "I am looking forward to learning more about the potential for using C SPAN programming. C-SPAN broadcasts programs on the judiciary, congressional committee hearings (like the Bork confirmation hearing), and speeches by jurists and others that might be edited down for in-class use or placed on reserve for out of class viewing in the first year Constitutional Law course. Students in my Constitutional Law Seminar could view interviews and commentary on the cases they are 'mooting' in that course." 7
5 STUDENT NEWS Quilliam Named Mahon Professor of Law Tech Students Win Essay Contest Texas Tech University School of Law Professor W. Reed Quilliam Jr. has been selected as the school's George Herman Mahon Professor of Law. Mark E. Lish, a 1989 graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law, has placed first in the Consumer Law Writing Competition sponsored by the Consumer Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. The endowed professorship is named after the longtime West Texas congressman who died in Mahon represented the 19th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from the district's creation in 1933 until his retirement in Quilliam joined the law school faculty in 1969, following 12 years of private practice in Lubbock. He served as associate dean of the school from Given the school's annual outstanding law professor award five times by popular student vote. Quilliam also received the Texas Tech President's Excellence in Teaching Award in Quilliam received bachelor's degrees in government and business administration and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas. He also earned a master of laws degree from Harvard University. During university leaves of absence, the Beaumont native served as executive director of the State Bar of Texas in and as a distinguished visiting professor at Pepperdine University Law School in 1981 and at Southern Methodist University in Quilliam, while in private practice, served four terms in the Texas House of Representatives from 1961 to He was named Outstanding First Term Member of the House by a pool of capitol correspondents. He currently is an Academic Fellow in the American College of Probate Counsel. Lish was awarded a $400 cash prize and received an additional $100 as the best entry from the Texas Tech Law School. His winning entry was titled "The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act: Vicarious Liability Under the 'Inextricably Intertwined' Standard." Professor W. Reed Quil1iam Quilliam has also been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the research affiliate of the American Bar Association. Membership in the Foundation is limited to one-third of one percent of the lawyers in each State, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Quilliam joins Dean W. Frank Newton and Professor J. Hadley Edgar as recipients of the prestigious honor. At Texas Tech, Lish was a published member of the Law Review where he served as casenote editor this past year. The Midlothian native is scheduled to begin work in the fall with the corporate and real estate section of Vial, Hamilton, Koch and Knox in Dallas. Lish '89 (left) is congratulated by John Dwyre '80 (right). Dwyre is the Secretary of the Consumer Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Texas Tech law student Brian Cocke is the winner at Texas Tech in the State Bar of Texas Health Law Section annual writing competition. The Section Council of the State Bar of Texas sponsors an annual writing competition for students with an interest in health law who are currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. Mr. Cocke's submission paper is entitled "Expanding the Scope of the Physician's Duty to Disclose: Make Way for 'Informed Refusal'." His paper was evaluated by a committee of three faculty members who are involved in teaching and practice in the field of health law. The committee selected Mr. Cocke's paper as Texas Tech's submission in the statewide contest. For this selection, Mr. Cocke received an award of $200. The statewide winner will receive $500 and the award-winning paper will be published in the 1989 Health Law issue of the Houston Law Review. Dean Newton (right) presents Brian Cocke '89 (left) with a check for his award-winning article. 9
6 HONORS AND AWARDS 10 Warlick Carr (far left), presents '89 grads, Gary Harger, Rick Fletcher and Tommy LaFon (left to right) with the Order of Barristers tropies and certificates. Members of the Editorhl Board of the Texas Bank Lawyer recognized at Honors & Awards Day are (left to right) Mark Ensign '90, Dwight Moody '90, David Duncan '90, Lynn Ashley '90 and Chris Duggan ' Elizabeth Mitchell '90 received the Moot Court Scholarship A ward which is presented to a student who has distinguished herself and brought credit to the Law School through participation in intercollegiate moot court competition. PAD President John Lawson '90 (left) presents the Outstanding Law Professor Award to Professor Tom Baker (right). Professor Baker also received the award in Dwight Moody '90 (left) and Thomas Brocato '89 (right) received the Texas Association of Bank Counsel Scholarships. The William R. Moss Trial Advocacy A ward was presented to Robin Workman '89 (left) and Gary Harger '89 (right). The Martin Luther King Jr. Award was presented to Sam Medrano, Jr. '89 (right) by Lubbock attorney Emilio Abeyta '87 (left). Professor Chuck Bubany (right) received the Omega Lambda Phi Ethics In Teaching Award. Gary Harger '89 (left) presented the award. Richard and Susan Blackwell '89 received the Judge Ken G. Spencer Award. First year students Brian Heinrich '91, David Strickler '91, and Rayne Rasty '91 (left to right) received the Bankston, Wright and Greenhill A ward which is presented to students who have distinguished themselves in each of the Torts sections.
7 ALUMNI NEWS Jefferson County Young Lawyer's Association Officers and Board of Directors with five Tech graduates serving currently - Shown front row, left to right are: Vice-President, Everett Sanderson; President, Paula H. 12 Dunham; President Elect James D. Hulett (Tech, '83); and Director, Chris Gilmore. Back row, left to right: Secretary, Craig Clendenin (Tech, '84); Director, Regi Martin; Director, David Starnes (Tech, '84); past President, Magistrate J. Michael Bradford; Director, Sandra Sparr Carrington (Tech, '83); Director, Mike Bridwell; Treasurer, Steve Williams (Tech, '84); and Director, Rick Lewis. University. Judge Hicks has achieved several "firsts", including being the first black female district court judge in Tarrant County and the first black graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law. DENNIS OLSON merged his practice and is now a shareholder in Godwin, Carlton & Maxwell, P.C., 3300 NCNB Plaza, 901 Main, Dallas, Texas Class of 1976 GARY G. GRIMMER was appointed to the first United States District Court, District of Hawaii Judicial Conference as a lawyer participant. Gary's address is 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2200, Pacific Tower, Honolulu, Hawaii Class of 1979 The office of Gov. Bill Clements has announced the appointment of MARY CHAPMAN BROADDUS, of EI Paso, to the Governor's Committee for Women. The 28 member committee was sworn in office at a luncheon in the Governor's Mansion on April 24, Mary has moved from Paso Tex Corp. to private practice and international trading. Her new address is 501 Executive Center Blvd., Suite 100, EI Paso, Texas STEVE WALLACE has been selected to appear in the next edition of "Who's Who In American Law." Steve has moved his law office to 1300 Summit Ave., Suite 410, Ft. Worth, Texas Class of 1980 WADE B. SHELTON has opened a solo law practice in San Antonio. His firm is Law Offices of Wade B. Shelton, 8620 N. New Braunfels, Suite 317, San Antonio, Texas SHAREN WILSON is now associated with Simon, Anisman, Doby, Wilson & Skillern, 400 Professional Building, 303 West Tenth, Ft. Worth, Texas MICHAEL WISS is now Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy. He proudly announces that he has a daughter, Amanda Teresa, born June 15, Class of 1982 DA VID KITE recently accepted a position as Assistant General Counsel for American Capital Asset Management, Inc. The new address is P.O. Box 3121, Houston, Texas Class of 1971 CHARLES E. LANCE is now District Judge for the 20th Judicial District, Cameron, Texas Judge Lance may be contacted at P.O. Box 728, Cameron, Texas Class of 1973 TOM BACUS was elected President of the Texas County Court at Law Judges Association in He also serves on the Board of the Texas Center for the Judiciary and on the Legislative Committee of the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas. Class of 1974 MARY ELLEN HICKS, Judge of the 231st District Court in Tarrant County, was named a Distinguished Alumnae of Texas Woman's Class of 1977 WELDON S. COPELAND, JR. was appointed and subsequently elected as judge of Collin County Court at Law, No. One. Judge Copeland's address is Collin County Courthouse, McKinney, Texas Class of 1978 CAROL HAMMOND has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law. Carol practices law in Paris, Texas. KERWIN B. STEPHENS has received Board Certification in Civil Trial Law. He and another Tech graduate, STEPHEN O. CRAWFORD ('82) have a partnership for the practice of law in Graham, Texas, at Suite 308, First National Bank BUilding. FRANK WEATHERED is now of counsel for Brin & Brin, Corpus Christi. CAROL CRABTREE DONOV AN is with the firm of Sherman & Yaquinto, 509 N. Montclair, Dallas, Texas JAY B. GOSS is now Board Certified in Civil Trial Law. Jay practices law in Bryan, Texas. KAREN A. VANDIVER was elected to the Board of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico. Board members are selected in a state-wide election. Karen can be contacted at 1600 Mountain Road, N.W., Albuquerque, New Mexico Her phone number is (505) Class of 1981 DINAH CRAWFORD LEWIS has become associated with the Law Offices of James E. Butler, 1001 Pine Drive, Dickinson, Texas DAVID SARGENT has accepted a position with the Dallas firm of Cowles and Thompson, 4000 NCNB Plaza, 901 Main Street, Dallas, Texas NANCY B. DeLONG has been promoted to Supervising Attorney of the Corpus Christi Law Center of Coastal Bend Legal Services, 901 Leopard, Room 105, Corpus Christi, Texas Winstead, McGuire, Sechrest & Minick, 910 Travis Street, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas is pleased to announce that THOMAS W. MYERS has become a shareholder of the firm, practicing primarily construction law. J. ANDREW ROGERS has been named Director and shareholder of Kelly, Hart & Hallman, P.C., 201 Main Street, Suite 2500, Ft. Worth, Texas WAYNE B. WHITHAM has joined the law firm of Kelly, Hart & Hallman, 2500 First City Bank Tower, 201 Main Street, Ft. Worth, Texas His phone number is (817)
8 14 Class of 1983 JON L. ANDERSON and wife, Karla, are proud parents of a second son, Lucas Jackson Anderson, born May 17. BO BROWN has been named partner in the McKinney firm of Abernathy, Roeder, Robertson & Joplin. The Texas Bar Association has elected KEM THOMPSON FROST as a Bar Foundation Fellow. Kern practices law with Winstead, McGuire, Sechrest & Minick in Houston, Texas. JOHN R. FUNK's new address is P.O. Box 1231, Las Cruces, N.M He practices with the firm of Miller,Stratvert, Torgerson & Schlenker, P.A. MARK HOOPER has attained partner status in the firm of Lummus, Hallman, Pritchard and Baker in Cleburne as of January 1, In January 1989, ALAN RHODES became a partner in the law firm of Underwood, Wilson, Berry, Stein & Johnson, P.C. in Amarillo. G. DA VID SMITH is now associated with the Law Offices of James C. Barber, 4310 Gaston Ave., Dallas, Texas He may be reached at (214) MITCHELL A. TOUPS is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. He may be congratulated at P.O. Box 350, Beaumont, Texas JAMIE STEPHEN VANDIVERE was named a partner in the law firm of Miller & Herring, P.O. Box 2330, Amarillo, Texas Class of 1984 KARL L. BAUMGARDNER is associated with Whittenburg, Whittenburg & Schachter, P.O. Box 31718, Amarillo, Texas MICHELLE BENNETT has moved to Anchorage, Alaska and is employed with the law firm of Patterson, Van Abel, and Lindeman, as a research and briefing attorney. She also teaches Pre-Law and Paralegal classes at the University of Alaska and at Charter College. Her address is 221 E. 7th Ave., #111, Anchorage, Alaska PAUL K. HUTSON has moved to California and can be reached at 1133 S. Spaulding Ave., Los Angeles, California Class of 1985 JUDA A. HELLMANN announces that she has relpcated her law office to: Lyndon Professional Building, 1313 Lyndon Lane, Suite 208, Louisville, Kentucky Her phone is (502) JOE and RONDA "Bopeep" LUCE are proud parents of their first child, a boy named Jacob (Jake) Colton Luce. Jake was born June 8, KENNETH MOTT has a new address in McKinney of 509 Turner Street. The zip code is Class of 1986 PAUL E. VON DONOP's addres is th St. N.W., Washington, D.C M. SUE KURITA is now a Municipal Court Judge in El Paso after winning the city-wide election. She recently married Karl O. Wyler ('87). CHRIS D. PRENTICE has married Martha Whitten, a dental hygienist from Big Spring. Chris has also recently been appointed to a 6 year term on the Governing Board of the Texas School for the Blind. Class of 1987 STEPHEN ROTHBURN DARLING is now with the law firm of Hirsch, Glover & Robinson, 917 Franklin at Main, Houston, Texas THOMAS L. (TOM) MURPHY has accepted a position teaching communication at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. On July 29, Tom and Melinda Riding were married at New Harmony, Utah. Tom's work address is Dept. of Communicatjon Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada The phone number is (702) KERRY F. PIPER has opened an office at 818 Main, Lubbock, Texas Kerry's phone number is (806) L. CHARLES (Chuck) SLAUGHTER is an Assistant District Attorney with the 47th District Attorney's Office, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. He can be reached at the County Courts Building, Suite la, Amarillo, Texas Class of 1988 Now Associated with Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam of Lubbock is MARK BLANKENSHIP. JEFFREY CLAY HARTSELL is Assistant Criminal Attorney for Smith County, Texas. His address is Smith County District Attorney Office, Tyler, Texas FLOYD LAMROUEX has moved from Lubbock to 2603 Blue Quail, Arlington, Texas M.L. NIEHAUS is now living in Colorado. Her address is 115 West Cheyenne Road, Apt. 311, 15 Colorado Springs, Colorado The law office of STEVEN L. WOOLARD has moved to the Grey Mule Saloon, 219 South Main Street, Fort Stockton, Texas. The Grey Mule, built in the 1880's, is entered in the National Register of historic places. SUZANNE CALDWELL EKV ALL married Erik Edward Ekvall on May 6, Suzanne still practices with Bailey & Williams, st Republic Bank Plaza, Dallas, Texas CLAUDIA CLINTON has been promoted to First Assistant Attorney for the City of Abilene. She is the first female to hold this position for the City of Abilene.