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