TAMU Law professor invited to join Cambridge Forums

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Dec 13, 2018 6:32:08 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law Professor William Byrnes is the only academic invited to join the Cambridge Forumstransfer pricing workshop in Frankfurt, Germany.  The workshop is an invitation-only event, limited to 20 leaders who will spend three days together to "develop meaningful relationships" with hiring partners of several global law firms and directors of multinational tax departments.

The Cambridge Forums website says, "The Forum is not for everybody.  Those nominated for invitation have demonstrated their excellence in this field and can confidently share their knowledge and experiences while being open to learning from their peers."  

Byrnes is a leading expert in anti-money laundering and risk management, financial planning and wealth management, international taxation and taxation. He is also recognized as a pioneer and leader for distance, legal education. Recently, he participated in a faculty series, "Exploring Pedagogy and Online Legal Education," held at the University of Memphis School of Law. 

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Topics: WILLIAM H. BYRNES, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University, School of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, Law Professor, Aggies, Aggie, Association of Former Students

TAMU law professors use their craft to impact the community

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Dec 13, 2018 2:59:55 PM

TAMU Law's senior lecturer and director of the low income tax clinic, Bob Probasco, is the principal drafter for comments submitted to the U.S. Tax Court by the Tax Section of the State Bar. He and current law clinic students are advocating for change to the Tax Court’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, to provide for entries of limited appearance by pro bono volunteers. Probasco says this change would allow clinics to provide even more help to taxpayers.

The ABA (American Bar Association) Section of Taxation: Pro Bono and Tax Clinics Committee submitted similar comments in October. The State Bar Tax Section agrees with the TAMU Law clinic’s goal but, wrote separately, to suggest an alternative process that might be more effective. Probasco says the Court has already begun looking at the issue and hopefully will benefit from the law clinic’s input.

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Topics: Bob Probasco, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, Aggies

TAMU law professor works on cutting-edge issues surrounding trade

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Dec 13, 2018 1:39:23 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law professor and co-convener of the global and comparative law program, Elizabeth Trujillo, addresses cutting-edge issues regarding trade, regionalism, decarbonization strategies and sustainable development.

This year, she has written several articles regarding trends and recent changes by the Trump administration published in the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies and issues for sustainable development in the context of investment in natural resources and energy published in the Boston College Law Review. She also contributed to a chapter on International Trade and Deep Decarbonization in the U.S.

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TAMU law students' research project used in discussions with local, state and federal government authorities

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Dec 13, 2018 1:25:47 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law's new Agriculture Law Society presented its research findings to Mark McPherson, a lawyer working on behalf of the Sandbranch community, as part of the members’ pro bono efforts. 

The 40-page local, state and federal research project, which covers issues associated with produce, egg production and distribution, was compiled by four teams of law students with faculty supervision. The document will be used in discussions with local, state and federal government authorities on important matters, including agriculture. 

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Topics: Lisa Rich, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, Aggies

TAMU Law professor moderated the annual education symposium

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Dec 12, 2018 1:12:45 PM

Late October, Texas A&M University School of Law Associate Professor Brian N. Larson moderated the capstone panel titled, "The Next Chapter," at the annual Education Symposium co-sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association and SMU's Caruth Institute for Children’s Rights.

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Topics: Brian N. Larson, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University, School of Law, Fort Worth, Law Professor, Aggie, Association of Former Students

Thank you TAMU Law partners

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 11, 2018 5:14:58 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law would like to thank its partners who helped faculty and staff team-build and celebrate the holidays at the law school's holiday party this month.

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TAMU law professor elected president of the International Water Resources Association

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Dec 11, 2018 4:57:10 PM

Gabriel Eckstein, professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law and director of the Natural Resources Systems Program, has been elected president of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA).

The Association is an international, professional organization focused on improving and expanding the understanding of water issues through education, research and information exchange among countries and across disciplines.

“This is really a wonderful honor,” said Eckstein. “IWRA is one of the most respected, water-focused organizations globally, and I look forward to building on the association’s excellent policy work, which seeks to ensure sustainable water resources for people and the environment.”

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Topics: Gabriel Eckstein, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, School of Law, Law Professor, Aggies, Aggie

Ahdieh Answers: Why Texas A&M University School of Law

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 7, 2018 12:53:05 PM

In the months since my appointment as dean, exciting news has come across my desk in a flurry:  A colleague received a $371,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.  Faculty scholarship has been published in the California, Georgetown, NYU, UCLA, and other top law reviews.  A tenth state adopted the Uniform Law Commission model law developed by another colleague.  We admitted our most academically qualified and most diverse class ever.  And both our bar passage and employment rates jumped significantly.

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Topics: Bobby Ahdieh, Texas A&M University School of Law, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M

TAMU Law hosts Joseph Singer

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Dec 5, 2018 5:14:42 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law anticipates the arrival of Joseph William Singer of Harvard School of Law in mid-February. He was selected as one of Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecturers of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study.

The Hagler Institute for Advanced Study recognizes world-class educators who are acclaimed in their areas of study. According to the Hagler Institute’s website, its goal is to provide a stellar environment for research and scholarship with the Faculty Fellows, having freedom to pursue their own research interests.

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Topics: Timothy Mulvaney, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, Aggies

TAMU Law students support Tarrant County's Adoption Day

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Dec 5, 2018 4:33:43 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law received the Tarrant County Adoption Day proclamation for its unceasing support 

of National Adoption Day.

Tarrant County’s Adoption Day is an annual event, established eight years ago. The event brings families together with the help of volunteers, including 12 Texas A&M University School of Law students who worked closely with licensed attorneys to complete the adoption process.

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Topics: Texas A&M, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, TX, Fort Worth, Law Professor, Aggie, Aggies

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 five years ago, the law school has sustained a remarkable upward trajectory by dramatically increasing entering class credentials, adding nine 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 twenty-six new faculty members.

For more information, visit law.tamu.edu.

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.

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