To celebrate Constitution Day, student members of the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society at Texas A&M University School of Law collaborated on a series of videos (linked below) highlighting the voting rights provisions of U.S. Constitution. Reading and offering brief reflections on those provisions - the 15th Amendment, the 19th Amendment, the 24th Amendment and the 26th Amendment - the students sought to highlight the importance of voting as a fundamental Constitutional right.
Texas A&M Law alumnus Stuart Campbell's ’17 crusade to protect tenant rights and prevent illegal evictions, especially during the pandemic, was covered by the Fort Worth Star Telegram in a recent article. When the CARES Act was established, it protected tenants from eviction filings and fees for nonpayment of rent from March 27 – July 24, if the properties were backed by federal mortgages. Despite the ruling, it has not been uniformly enforced, and evictions are still being filed. Tenants were put in the position of proving their properties were covered by the CARES Act because the burden of proof was on them. Campbell has spent the last three years working for tenant rights serving as a staff attorney at Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, and he has been working diligently to help clients navigate the waters of the CARES Act.
Recent Aggie law graduate Charles Inclan ’20 came to Texas A&M School of Law from Presbyterian College in South Carolina. Though he’d heard some rumblings of what the Aggie Network was about, he was unprepared for how soon it would impact him. During his second year of law school, he was coming off the heels of on-campus interviews and reaching out to firms. He was fortunate enough to receive a phone interview with Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His phone interviewer was Aggie Steve Schwarzbach ’06, a Georgetown Law alumnus. Steve showed a deep interest in the Texas A&M Law School and the success of Aggie law students. Charles and Steve spoke at length about the rising quality of students and, more importantly, the distinctive character of the students at TAMU Law.
has built a labor and employment law practice that focuses on the representation of large and small business clients,
Allen’s work is focused on employment related disputes, including litigation, trials, arbitration, mediation and governmental agency investigations. In addition, he advises, consults and trains on managing workplace issues, preventing employment lawsuits, conducting internal investigations, reviewing and drafting employment and severance agreements, terminating employees and drafting and defending non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements.
Texas A&M University alumnus Drew Tipton ’90 was sworn in as a U.S. District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on June 26. He is the fifth Aggie appointed to an Article III judgeship.
“Texas A&M School of Law congratulates Judge Tipton on his nomination and confirmation to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas,” says Dean Bobby Ahdieh of Texas A&M School of Law. "In our constitutional order, Judge Tipton and his peers on the bench stand on the front lines of advancing and preserving the Rule of Law.”
The Dee J. Kelly Law Library at Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth launches its first anti-racism research guide early August. The collection houses over 400 resources that "will help users learn more about anti-racism and how to become anti-racism allies and accomplices."
The Office of Student Affairs is proud to announce its wellness initiatives for students during the 2020-21 school year. With the addition of Allison Pawlowski, Texas A&M Law's new wellness coordinator, the department is poised to help students manage what has been a notable year.
Pawlowski says, "In this position, I am here to help students learn about wellness and find professional wellness resources. Wellness is a broad concept that includes physical, mental, financial, and social that influence one’s abilities in school and life. I am here to assist with any issues or concerns that students may be facing by finding the tools students need to be successful."
Click here to see a sample of the month's activities.
For the past year, the Texas A&M Law Criminal Defense Clinic has represented a woman in her 60s, sentenced to life in prison in her 50s for a first-time drug offense. Students, under the guidance of clinic director and professor Amber Baylor, successfully petitioned for compassionate release on her behalf. The court granted a reduction in sentence this May, and the client was released to her family in Dallas.
Texas A&M Law students collaboratively worked in support of the client's application for a reduction of her sentence, to allow her to return home to her children and grandchildren rather than die in prison. A few students visited and interviewed the client at the federal prison where she was incarcerated. The client's cause became urgent once coronavirus began to spread rapidly within US prisons. She had health conditions that made her vulnerable to the virus.
Students adjusted their strategy and motions to request immediate compassionate release. The federal district court judge granted release to the client.Hear from the students who successfully petitioned for her release.