Texas A&M School of Law becomes a national contender

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 19, 2020 3:02:24 PM

The Texas A&M University School of Law has quickly become a national contender, leaping 23 positions in national rankings this past year.

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Prof. Fatma Marouf receives grant to expand work with immigrants

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 6, 2020 5:18:25 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Fatma Marouf receives a Presidential Transformational Teaching Grant in the amount of $20,000 to support a project that would expand the experiential learning opportunities offered by the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Texas A&M School of Law.

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Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, Fatma Marouf, immigrant rights clinic, faculty and staff

Professor Irene Calboli Co-Organizes the Second IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 4, 2020 10:57:03 AM

Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Irene Calboli co-organized the second IPIRA Conference in Indonesia in late February. Hosted by the IP & Innovation Research of Asia (IPIRA) Network, the Second IPIRA Conference was held at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia and welcomed over 150 presenters, chairs and other colleagues from countries in Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe and Africa.

In addition to being a co-organizer, Calboli is also the founder of the IPIRA Network, which counts over 500 members from academic institutions across the world since its launch in 2018.

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Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, irene calboli, IP, IPIRA

Texas A&M School of Law's Bob Probasco named to natl. advisory board

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 3, 2020 2:29:56 PM

Texas A&M School of Law's Bob Probasco, director of the Low Income Tax Clinic, was named to the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Advisory Board of the Center For Taxpayer Rights. The Center for Taxpayer Rights is a new 501(c)(3) national organization set up last year by the former IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson after she retired in July. Olson reported directly to the IRS Commissioner and is considered a respected member of the tax community.

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Topics: Bob Probasco, IRS, LITC, Nina Olson

Law Professor Glynn Lunney named Texas A&M Distinguished Professor

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Feb 27, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Glynn S. Lunney, Jr. is one of seven university scholars named Distinguished Professors. It is the university’s highest faculty honor. The 2020 class of University Distinguished Professors includes faculty from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Geosciences, the School of Law, and the College of Science.

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Professor Bill Henning and colleague urge the Supreme court

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Feb 25, 2020 2:45:19 PM

In early February, Texas A&M School of Law Professor Bill Henning and Professor John McGarvey of the University of Kentucky College of Law filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to grant certiorari, or a request for judicial review, in In re I80 Equipment, LLC.,  938 F.3d 866 (7th Cir. 2019). 

Professors Henning and McGarvey are members of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), serve as vice-chair and chair, respectively, of the ULC’s Committee on the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), are both members of the American Law Institute (ALI) and both serve on the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code (PEB). 

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Texas A&M Law students advance to the national finals

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Feb 25, 2020 12:13:33 PM

Texas A&M School of Law is proud to announce a regional championship over the weekend. At the American Bar Association (ABA) National Appellate Advocacy Competition – Brooklyn Regional – the law school's team of third-year students Brandon Cofield, Ian Klein and Grant Schauer won the title and advanced to the national finals in Chicago in April.  Grant Schauer also won the second place Best Brief award.

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Alumna Jillian Loh joins Polsinelli

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Feb 21, 2020 4:29:24 PM

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli continues its growth trajectory in Dallas with the addition of Associate Jillian Loh, who joins the firm’s national Real Estate Finance Practice. Loh is a 2017 graduate of Texas A&M University School of Law.

“The addition of Jillian to Polsinelli’s dynamically growing Dallas team further deepens our bench of talented legal professionals,” said Brian Bullard, managing partner of Polsinelli’s Dallas office and co-chair of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice. “Jillian’s understanding of the Texas real estate market and her connections across the region will serve to enhance our office’s ongoing engagement efforts in the business and civic community.”

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TAMU Law welcomes new faculty members Bloch-Wehba and Maher

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Feb 14, 2020 12:50:44 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law welcomes Hannah Bloch-Webha and Brendan S. Maher to its faculty. Bloch-Webha's scholarship in cybersecurity and Maher's expertise in health law will buttress burgeoning programs at the law school in Health Law, Policy & Management and in Cybersecurity & Privacy Law & Policy. Both Bloch-Webha and Maher will begin teaching in the fall.

Hannah Bloch-Wehba is an assistant professor of law at Drexel University's Kline School of Law. Her scholarship examines "the intersection of civil liberties and cyber issues in the law, focusing on free expression, privacy and government accountability."

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Penn Law honors Professors Lisa Alexander and Thomas Mitchell

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Feb 13, 2020 12:27:07 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law's Lisa Alexander and Thomas Mitchell, professors of law, will be presented the Dr. Sadie Alexander Leadership Award for their outstanding work in the study of property law, affordable housing and legislative reform.

Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander was the first Black woman to graduate from Penn Law, and the law school's Black Law Student Association (BLSA) hosts a conference to celebrate her life and legacy. The conference is a forum for discussions surrounding legal issues pertinent to the Black community and committing to "progressive legal advocacy."

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Topics: Lisa T. Alexander, Thomas Mitchell, faculty and staff

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About Texas A&M School of Law

Texas A&M School of Law is an American Bar Association-accredited institution located in downtown Fort Worth. In 2013, the law school acquired Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Since integrating with Texas A&M six years ago, the law school has sustained a remarkable upward trajectory by dramatically increasing entering class credentials, adding 10 clinics and six global field study destinations, increasing the depth and breadth of its career services, student services, academic support and admissions functions and hiring 28 new faculty members.

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About Texas A&M University

Texas A&M, established in 1876 as the first public university in Texas, is one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 66,000 students and more than 440,000 living alumni residing in over 150 countries around the world. A tier-one university, Texas A&M holds the rare triple land-, sea- and space-grant designation. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.

About Research at Texas A&M University: As one of the world's leading research institutions, Texas A&M is at the forefront in making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery, including that of science and technology. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M ranked in the top 20 of the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey (2016), based on expenditures of more than $892.7 million in fiscal year 2016. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world. To learn more, visit http://research.tamu.edu.