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TAMU Law welcomes Lisa Goodman as library director and faculty member

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Aug 12, 2019 2:33:34 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law welcomes Lisa Goodman as executive professor and director of the Dee J. Kelly Law Library. She joined the law school in early August.

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Dean Ahdieh reflects on his first year at TAMU Law

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jul 26, 2019 11:29:21 PM

Last week, I completed my first year at Texas A&M University, as dean of Texas A&M University School of Law. While every job has its challenges – and its moments – I count myself lucky to have landed at an institution that’s a perfect fit with what I’ve long seen as the critical requirements for a great deanship. As Dan Rodriguez reminded me as I weighed the offer from Texas A&M University, my question has always been whether a school has both the will and the capacity to move to the next level in its development – and whether something in my background might enable me to help it get there. I’m not the right person to judge the latter, but I can honestly say that I’ve seen no law school that better fits the rest of that test than Texas A&M University School of Law.

Texas A&M University, my Texas A&M University School of Law colleagues, our former students, and the entire community – of Fort Worth City Hall (City of Fort Worth), North Texas, and Texas as a whole could not be more deeply committed to the success of the law school. The necessary will is thus definitely there.

As to capacity, meanwhile, at the intersection of Texas A&M University's strong support for Texas A&M University School of Law (in every respect), the excellence of our faculty (in every respect) and its shared aspirations for the our onward advance, and a great location (in myriad respects), the sky’s the limit.

Beyond those fundamentals, though, there are three reasons I can say I truly love my job at Texas A&M University School of Law. The first is the “building” project it entails. For many an academic administrator, the job is basically to maintain the status quo. Quite to the contrary in my case. Closer to the mark might be a “What have you done for me lately?” model. As a university, Texas A&M University constantly asks some version of the question: What can we do differently today, to be better tomorrow? Never boring, that mindset makes for a pretty exciting environment to be dean.

A second reason I love my job – perhaps oddly for some who know me – is that it’s in Texas. If you’d told me a year ago how much I would know about football – as we come into the fall with a top 10 ranking in our commits for next year – I’d say you were thinking of someone else. If you told me a year ago that I’d have attended a rodeo, I would have laughed. Let alone that I’d have gone seven times. And even ridden a horse in one! (If anyone needs to know where to get cowboy boots or a hat, by the way, call me anytime.) All of that, though, has made my job as dean that much more interesting – and engaging. Sure, I go to lots of meetings, like every dean. But wearing a cowboy hat to some of them makes all the difference.

Finally – and most importantly – I love my job because of the good fortune of having colleagues who are deeply committed to the scholarly project, to our students, and to the goal of moving the law school forward. I’m not sure I have known a group more open to new ideas and more willing to give them a chance. As often as not in legal education today, we don’t know the answers. But if we bring to our efforts an experimentalist mindset – giving things a try, seeing how they go, and adjusting accordingly – the sky (once again) is the limit. I’m lucky to be surrounded by colleagues who think just that way.

So, that’s my end-of-year report as dean of Texas A&M University School of Law.

In sum: It’s been a blast!

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TAMU Law professor's international energy dispute resolution attracts Mexican government officials

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jul 25, 2019 3:47:20 PM

TAMU Law Professor Guillermo Garcia-Sanchez presented his research on international energy dispute resolution at the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission in late May.

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Toy Story 4 has Aggie roots

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 28, 2019 3:46:10 PM

Sixteen former Texas A&M University visualization students helped bring back to life some of cinema’s most beloved characters in “Toy Story 4,” the latest installment in the hit animated movie series, which opens Thursday, June 20, 2019. 

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LEADING IP EXPERTS GATHER AT TEXAS A&M LAW TO EXAMINE 25 YEARS OF WTO TRIPS AGREEMENT

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 20, 2019 2:59:37 PM

Earlier this spring, the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law devoted its annual symposium to commemorating the silver anniversary of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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Topics: Peter Yu, SAURABH VISHNUBHAKAT, Srividhya Ragavan, brian holland

Alumnus joins Cantey Hanger LLP as partner

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 14, 2019 10:03:03 AM

Taylor Anderson joined Cantey Hanger LLP as a partner in the Dallas office. He will practice within the firm’s Litigation Section and has an active trial practice in the areas of commercial, real estate and title insurance.

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TAMU Law’s Garcia Sanchez Expands International Arbitration Collaboration, Oil & Gas Research

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 11, 2019 4:58:21 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law Associate Professor Dr. Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez expands Aggie Law's global reach in international oil and gas research, dispute resolution, arbitration and natural resources during a June 2019 research trip in Europe. Through his efforts, Texas A&M Law students and faculty have new opportunities to collaborate with leading European academic institutions.

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Tamu Law alumnus is awarded a merit scholarship

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 11, 2019 4:53:12 PM
Texas A&M University School of Law alumnus, Aaron Mitchell, was awarded the Dean's Graduate Award Scholarship to attend New York University's Graduate Tax Program. Mitchell received his bachelor's degree in economics from Texas A&M University in 2016 and completed his J.D. this May.
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TAMU Law’s Peter Yu Shares International IP Insights with Diplomats and WIPO and WTO Delegates

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 10, 2019 11:13:07 AM

Professor Peter K. Yu spoke at the Conference on Intellectual Property and Development at the World Intellectual Property Organization and a policy seminar at the World Trade Organization. He also discussed the U.S.-China trade policy at the University of Oxford.

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TAMU Law places in top 10

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 29, 2019 6:10:45 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law has placed in the top 10 in the American Bar Association's 2018-19 “ABA Competitions Championship.”

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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, 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.

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.