The Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal hosted its inaugural State of the Legislature Panel Discussion on November 13, 2012, at the law school in the Lanier Auditorium. The panel featured State Representative Drew Darby (District 72) and State Representative John Frullo (District 84). Martha Brown, a Texas Tech Law alum who also serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations at Texas Tech University, moderated the panel discussion.
The discussion centered on important issues facing the Texas 83rd Legislative Session, including the budget, higher education, transportation, water, and redistricting. Each representative was afforded time to outline what they perceived to be the most pressing issues facing the upcoming Legislature, and Martha Brown initiated further discussion on higher education, health care, and the construction and purchasing of law schools. The discussion concluded with a question-and-answer session with the audience, which was comprised of students, faculty, and interested members of the public.