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Ryder Smith

Office of General Counsel
Texas Tech University System


(806) 834-4453

OGC Location:
TTU System Building

Physical Address: 
1508 Knoxville Ave. Ste. 301
Lubbock, Texas 79409

Mailing Address: 
Box 42021
Lubbock, Texas 79409

Ryder Smith

Assistant General Counsel

Ryder Smith is an Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the Texas Tech University System, having joined the office in 2020.

In his role, Ryder advises on a broad scope of matters in higher education law, including contracting, First Amendment and free speech, employment and personnel matters, student affairs, intercollegiate athletics and policy drafting and review.

He received his bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

He is a member of the State Bar of Texas.