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TAMU Law declares February "Health Law & Policy" month

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Feb 18, 2019 2:48:25 PM

Texas A&M School of Law's Residency Externship Program in Public Policy is launching a "Policy & The Law" speaker series this month in Fort Worth. Texas A&M University School of Law Associate Professor Lisa Rich says, "February will be 'Health Law & Policy' month."

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

TAMU Law professor and other experts discuss lawyering in the age of artificial intelligence

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Feb 8, 2019 12:31:40 PM

Susan Fortney, Texas A&M University School of Law professor and director of the Program for the Advancement of Legal Ethics, is a panelist at the University of Oklahoma's Law Review, entitled Lawyering in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Fortney's panel is "Self-Policing: AI and the Regulation of Lawyers."

Fortney is a leading expert in legal ethics and malpractice, lawyer regulation, law firm ethics and culture, attorneys’ professional liability insurance and health care and bioethics mediation. 

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

TAMU Law professor accepted to Harvard's Copyright X program

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Jan 24, 2019 1:56:57 PM
  Aaron Retteen, assistant professor and d igital services and repository librarian, is accepted into  the  HarvardX  distance-learning initiative and the  Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society CopyrightX program
 
This 12-week program is limited to selected applicants with coursework that is global in scope. Retteen says that he is excited about this opportunity.
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Topics: Aaron Retteen, 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 is the only U.S. academic invited to present at symposium

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Jan 16, 2019 3:58:24 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law professor, William Byrnes, is the only United States academic scholar selected by the scientific committee of International Congress to present at the “International Tax Cooperation” Congress 2019: Digital Economy, Transfer Pricing and Litigation in Tax Matters held this week in Barcelona, Spain. Byrnes will present to tax administrators and academics from over 50 countries. 

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Topics: 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

It's all about humanity at TAMU Law

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Dec 21, 2018 1:04:05 PM

Current Texas A&M University School of Law students enrolled in the Immigrant Rights Clinic won an appeal to reopen the case of a client from Somalia who fears being tortured there by Al-Shabaab and the government as a Christianity convert. The case was reopened based on the condition changes in Somalia.  

TAMU Law students, Miranda Leach, Ruth Correa and Caitlin Revanna, were enrolled in the clinic's courses last spring and prepared the motion to reopen the case. This fall, Clarissa Dauphin, Denise Rosales and Wesley Salazar prepared a habeas petition and complaint for the same client.

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Topics: 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, law clinic

TAMU Law professor joins the Labor Law Group

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Dec 21, 2018 12:53:22 PM
Michael Z. Green, professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, will join the  Labor Law Group this year. The Labor Law Group originated in 1946 to improve the instructional materials and books for law students on labor law. Led by the efforts of Professor Willard Wirtz, academics and legal practitioners published their first book in 1953 about the issue.
 
"I'm incredibly humbled by this invitation because the Labor Law Group is quite prestigious to all who specialize in labor and employment law," says Green. 
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Topics: Texas A&M, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Michael Z. Green, School of Law, Law Professor, Aggie, Aggies

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

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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.