TAMU Law Professor delivers plenary address at Annual Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jan 11, 2019 2:49:02 PM

Professor Peter K. Yu of Texas A&M University School of Law delivered a plenary address at the 9th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference (APIC) at the Delhi School of Economics in New Delhi, India. Launched at the University of Melbourne and rotating around the Asia-Pacific region, this annual event is one of the premier conferences on innovation in the region. This event was organized by Professor Sunil Kanwar of the Delhi School of Economics. 

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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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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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TAMU LAW professor crafts legislation written into law

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 20, 2018 12:16:02 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Thomas Mitchell helps craft legislation signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott regarding heirs' property law. The legislation will provide "enhanced" property protections to low- and middle-income families.

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TAMU Law professor Vishnubhakat awarded 2019 PESCA grant

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 17, 2018 1:15:00 PM

The Texas A&M University Division of Research has awarded Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat a 2019 PESCA Grant of $10,000.  Vishnubhakat received the grant through a competitive peer-review process.

The Division of Research funds the PESCA Grant Program to support significant research and scholarly projects that have the potential to lead to the awarding of external funding by agencies and endowments such as major federal research funding agencies, national endowments, institutes, foundations and councils.

Texas A&M University School of Law Dean Bobby Ahdieh comments, "At a university renowned for its strengths in science and technology, this recognition of Professor Vishnubhakat reflects the deeply interdisciplinary thinking of the Texas A&M School of Law faculty. Further, it bespeaks the scholarship with impact that has been a hallmark of our law school and its contributions.

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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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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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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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TAMU Law professor moderated the annual education symposium

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Dec 12, 2018 1:12:45 PM

Late October, Texas A&M University School of Law Associate Professor Brian N. Larson moderated the capstone panel titled, "The Next Chapter," at the annual Education Symposium co-sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association and SMU's Caruth Institute for Children’s Rights.

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