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Professor Susan Saab Fortney is awarded a university honor

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 16, 2020 2:31:44 PM

Texas A&M University’s Office of the Provost announced it will recognize four faculty members as holders of University Professorships. Texas A&M Law's Professor Susan Saab Fortney is included.

Created as a new distinction in 2019, University Professorships recognize faculty who have demonstrated significant and sustained accomplishments in their discipline, earning them national and international recognition. The award also highlights the recipients’ commitment to inclusivity, accountability, climate and equity in their departments, colleges and throughout their service at Texas A&M.

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TAMU LAW selects 2020-21 res. externship prog. in public policy class

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 14, 2020 8:11:44 AM

The Texas A&M School of Law Residency Externship Program in Public Policy is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Class of law students who will be representing the school in Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C. Program director Lisa Rich says that this year’s class represents the continued commitment to public service that has been a hallmark of the law school’s student body and the participants in the program. 
 
 The 2020-2021 Class includes: 
 
Austin, Texas: 
Lorraine Garcia, Class of 2021 
Lillian Goebel, Class of 2022 
 
Washington, D.C.: 
Ramah Jaradat, Class of 2021 
Bailey Read, Class of 2021 
Sannika Reddy, Class of 2021 
Sierra Sotelo, Class of 2021 
Justin Wolf, Class of 2021 
 
According to Rich, these highly-talented students are prepared to take on their policy placements with the support of Texas A&M School of Law’s innovative policymaking curriculum, which includes perquisites in administrative law, legislation and statutory interpretation, policy drafting and a unique winter term boot camp course designed to prepare students for the ethical and political environment they will engage in during the spring semester. 
 
The program is supported by two adjuncts--Tom Krampitz in Fort Worth and Austin and Kerry Kinirons in Washington, D.C. They guide students through a policy-based seminar and bring in the biggest names in local, state and federal policymaking to engage students in a small class setting on current issues. 
 
For more information and to follow this group of students, click here.

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Topics: Lisa Rich, tamu law, externship, public policy, texas a&m school of law

Deans of Texas law schools issue a joint statement condemning racism

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 10, 2020 5:13:15 PM

Deans at the 10 Texas law school deans, including Texas A&M Law's Bobby Ahdieh, issued a joint statement condemning racism and remembering George Floyd and so many others.

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Texas A&M Law Mourns the Passing of Legal Legend Judge Joe Spurlock II

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 10, 2020 3:04:31 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law mourns the passing of Judge Joe Spurlock II, senior professor of law and director of the Asian Judicial Institute. Judge Spurlock – a colleague, friend and legal legend – became a founding faculty member of the law school when its long-term success was considered wishful thinking by many. By the time he joined the faculty, Judge Spurlock had already spent years in private practice and served as an assistant criminal district attorney, a member of the Texas Legislature, a trial court judge and an appellate justice. 

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Our Calling: Dean Ahdieh addresses the student body

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 8, 2020 10:17:51 AM

The below message was sent by Dean Bobby Ahdieh to the Texas A&M Law student body on May 31, 2020 – six days after the horrifying and unnecessary death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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TAMU Law Students Advocate for the Underserved with Clinics Work

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 5, 2020 9:37:36 AM

Texas A&M School of Law is home to 10 legal clinics that provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills to work on behalf of actual clients. Clinical work at Texas A&M Law provides hands-on experiences in a variety of practice areas, including family law, veterans law, immigration law, tax disputes, intellectual property and others. Clinic clients include entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, government entities and individuals.  In recent months, the clinic programs have been growing exponentially in terms of case notoriety, student growth, grants and social media presence.

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BTHO of the Bar and Covid-19

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 4, 2020 11:55:11 AM

Members of Texas A&M Law's J.D. class of 2020 have their degrees and are studying for the bar exam; but, with the arrival of COVID-19, bar takers are adjusting to a new normal. In addition to a July exam, the Texas Supreme Court ordered a September date to accommodate social distancing requirements. The Court was mindful that any delay in licensure could have consequences for law school grads regarding careers and livelihoods. The order allows unlicensed law school grads to practice under supervision.

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Professor Lynne Rambo: From the courtroom to green acres

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 4, 2020 10:33:05 AM

After 34 years of dedicating her life to the discipline of law, Texas A&M School of Law professor Lynne Rambo taught her last class as a full-time faculty member this spring semester, after 24 years in the classroom.

Rambo is regarded by many of her former students as one of the most influential and effective professors they had during their time in law school.

On her last day of class during the coronavirus pandemic, Professor Rambo remarked, “I have to say, it was a little sad for me that I couldn't be there in person with my wonderful students, but on the spectrum of distresses right now, that certainly pales.”

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Meet TAMU Law students advocating for vulnerable immigrant detainees

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 3, 2020 1:28:26 PM

The Texas A&M Immigrant Rights Clinic filed a petition in federal court in May demanding that ICE immediately release 11 medically-vulnerable immigrants from the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, Texas. There are at least 45 detained individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. Professor Fatma Marouf, Adjunct Professor Sehla Ashai and students Teresa Reyes Flores, Marisela Gonzales, Mario Guerra, Maria Jose Rosales Lagos and Emily Malden, joined forces with RAICES and the civil rights firm Loevy & Loevy in bringing the case forward.

Meet the Texas A&M Law students supporting the cause.

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U.S. Library of Congress selects law professor's blog for collection

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 28, 2020 2:00:50 PM

Texas A&M Law professor Gabriel Eckstein received notice that his blog, International Water Law Project Blog, was selected to be in the Legal Blawgs Web Archive. The collection, described by the Library of Congress, is a selective collection of sites associated with American Bar Association approved law schools, research institutes, think tanks and other expertise-based organizations. It is composed of digital content--journal-style entries, articles and essays, discussions and comments on emerging legal issues, national and international.

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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, Texas A&M acquired Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Since integrating with Texas A&M seven years ago, the law school has sustained a remarkable upward trajectory by dramatically increasing entering class credentials, adding 11 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.