After 34 years of dedicating her life to the discipline of law, Texas A&M School of Law professor Lynne Rambo taught her last class as a full-time faculty member this spring semester, after 24 years in the classroom.
Rambo is regarded by many of her former students as one of the most influential and effective professors they had during their time in law school.
On her last day of class during the coronavirus pandemic, Professor Rambo remarked, “I have to say, it was a little sad for me that I couldn't be there in person with my wonderful students, but on the spectrum of distresses right now, that certainly pales.”
What's next for Rambo? Farming. She has always wanted to own a farm with horses and other animals; and, she wants to do it while she’s "still young enough to enjoy riding and perform farm work." Rambo purchased a farm in New Jersey, near close friends, and her move is scheduled later in the year.
This is also a time for writing, according to Rambo, as she entertains blogging, op-edding, adjunct teaching and doing pro bono work. An opportunity is also available for her to serve as a spokesperson for a friend's efforts to encourage the use/return of native plants and pollinators.
Before joining the Texas Wesleyan law school faculty in 1997, Rambo worked as a clerk for the Honorable Thomas A. Clark, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit for a year, then she practiced as a litigator for nine years.
Thousands of students have passed through the law school’s doors during her tenure, and she’s been a part of many journeys teaching constitutional law, evidence, First Amendment law and a Supreme Court seminar. She is popular among the media and is requested to provide clarity on the U.S. Constitution in her no-nonsense manner. She's also been known to lead the faculty and staff against students in a softball game or two.
In a recent note on social media, Rambo said, “This seems like a good time to thank all my former and current students for the privilege of teaching you. You have filled my life with laughter and joy and wonder and sweetness and terrific different perspectives, and I consider myself so lucky to have shared with you all the hours we spent together learning about each other and the law. Thank you all. You have made my life very rich, and I appreciate you so much.” She will be greatly missed by faculty, staff and students alike.
Texas A&M Law graduate Joseph Schuelke '20 says this of her, "Professor Rambo challenged me to think differently and more deeply every day I stepped into her constitutional law class. Also, attending her class during the current administration's time in the Oval Office really brought constitutional law alive with lively debates every class.
She will be missed by many. Feel free to send Lynne Rambo a note of congratulations at Lynne.email@example.com.