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Professor Katherine Mims Crocker Joins Texas A&M Law

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 5, 2024 11:45:51 AM

Texas A&M Law welcomes Katherine Mims Crocker as a new Professor of Law. Her appointment includes teaching and research on federal courts, civil rights litigation, structural constitutional law, and state and local government law.

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Professor Fortney Receives ABA Professional Responsibility Award

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 4, 2024 11:47:00 AM

On May 30, Professor Susan Fortney received the Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award at the American Bar Association’s 49th National Conference on Professional Responsibility held in Denver. The national award, named in honor of Michael Frank, late director of the State Bar of Michigan, recognizes legal professionals with an outstanding commitment to legal ethics and professionalism.

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Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, Susan Fortney, faculty, aba

Texas A&M Law Confirms Newest Full Professors

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 29, 2024 12:18:27 PM

Four Texas A&M Law professors have each received appointments as full professors, upon approval in May by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents. Professors Hannah Bloch-Wehba, Guillermo Garcia Sanchez, Brian Larson, and Christopher Odinet were presented to the Board at the recommendation of General (Ret.) Mark A. Welsh III, president of Texas A&M.

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Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, Brian N. Larson, Guillermo Garcia Sanchez, faculty

Professor Reilly Continues to Press for Boeing Accountability

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 23, 2024 12:33:46 PM

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that Boeing breached its 2021 Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), which was used to resolve allegations of corporate misconduct surrounding the 2018 and 2019 Boeing 737 MAX airplane crashes that resulted in 346 deaths.

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Topics: dispute resolution, Peter Reilly

Professor Mormann Makes Case for Sharing Carbon Storage Risk

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 14, 2024 4:32:13 PM

Even the most optimistic projections for the rapid build-out of solar, wind, and other low-carbon resources acknowledge that coal, natural gas, and other fossil fuels will dominate the world’s energy mix for decades to come. If the vast greenhouse gas emissions from burning these fossil fuels continue to enter the planet’s atmosphere, global warming will not be limited to sustainable levels. The capture and geologic sequestration of carbon emissions (CCS) offer a promising solution to the world’s carbon conundrum.  

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Topics: Felix Mormann, research

Generational Talents

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 30, 2024 12:00:00 AM

Thetermlike father, like sonwillsoon take on aparticularly significantmeaning for David Lawson and hisson Shannon.The two naturallyshare many things in common liketheir witty humor,their curious natures, and their ability to not take themselves too seriously. However, what started with a simple textmessage,will soon end with anothercommonalityadded to their list: Aggie Law graduates. 

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Topics: Graduates, student spotlight

Unbound Passion: Allison Byrd's Journey to End Human Trafficking

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 23, 2024 4:51:10 PM

Many people often discover their calling in life during adulthood. However, Allison Byrd, a 3L and Fort Worth-native, found her calling long before she graduated high school. By the age of 13, she realized that she could be an ambassador for change in her pursuit to combat human trafficking. Since then, she has cultivated that calling and helped establish similar frameworks on an international level.  

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Topics: student spotlight

Dean Ahdieh Named Among ‘Most Influential People In Legal Education’

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 12, 2024 10:59:42 AM

It didn’t take long after moving to Fort Worth for Bobby Ahdieh to realize that blending in wasn’t going to be an option. Within a few minutes of opening his mouth to speak, the New Yorker is inevitably asked where he’s from. So instead, Ahdieh adopted what he calls his “I got here as quick as I could” approach.

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Topics: Fort Worth, Ahdieh, Robert Ahdieh, Texas A&M-Fort Worth

Texas A&M Law, Justice Reform Foundation Announce Criminal Defense Clinic Partnership

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 11, 2024 7:45:00 AM

Texas A&M Law and the Justice Reform Foundation (JRF), a non-profit organization dedicated to reforming the criminal justice system, have announced a groundbreaking partnership to open a Criminal Defense Clinic, aimed at providing pro bono defense for those charged in criminal cases.

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Topics: Clinics, Advocacy

Texas A&M Law Now Ranks 26th in the Nation

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 9, 2024 12:00:00 AM

Texas A&M University School of Law now ranks26th nationally among U.S. law schools, according to U.S. News & World Report. The law school’s progressive rise over the last decade is unprecedented in the history of the rankings.

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Topics: students, faculty and staff, rankings

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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. Since integrating with Texas A&M University in 2013, the law school has sustained a remarkable upward trajectory — dramatically increasing entering class credentials; improving U.S. News and World Report rankings; hiring more than 30 new faculty members; and adding more than 10 clinics and six global field study destinations. In the past several years the law school has greatly expanded its academic programs to serve the needs of non-lawyer professionals in a variety of complex and highly regulated industries such as cybersecurity, energy and natural resources, finance, and healthcare.

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.

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.