Texas A&M School of Law is home to 10 legal clinics that provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills to work on behalf of actual clients. Clinical work at Texas A&M Law provides hands-on experiences in a variety of practice areas, including family law, veterans law, immigration law, tax disputes, intellectual property and others. Clinic clients include entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, government entities and individuals. In recent months, the clinic programs have been growing exponentially in terms of case notoriety, student growth, grants and social media presence.
The Texas A&M Immigrant Rights Clinic filed a petition in federal court last Friday demanding that ICE immediately release eleven medically-vulnerable immigrants from the Prairieland Detention Center, where 45 detained individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. Professor Fatma Marouf, Adjunct Professor Sehla Ashai and students Teresa Reyes Flores, Marisela Gonzales, Mario Guerra, Maria Jose Rosales Lagos and Emily Malden, joined forces with RAICES and the civil rights firm Loevy & Loevy in bringing the case.
Dominic Wallace ran out of options. The ex-soldier surrendered to the implacable obstacle of a massive bureaucracy. Severely injured with a head trauma just days before he could graduate from Army bootcamp, the young private was caught in the no-man’s land between the U.S. Army and the Texas National Guard, which had sent him to Army basic training. After ending up in hospitals, then processed out, Wallace found himself with no training or any of the other benefits of modern military service, and no veterans support for continuous treatment of his head injury as he wasn’t even classified as a vet. And no one would help.
Texas A&M University School of Law's Innocence Clinic welcomes Amanda Knox and Anna Vasquez Tuesday, October 8 at 12 noon. Both Knox and Vasquez were wrongfully convicted and exonerated after serving time behind bars and would like to share their stories with students, faculty, staff and community guests. Click here to RSVP.
Knox is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Waiting to Be Heard (HarperCollins, April 2013). Between 2007 and 2015, she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit.
John D. Robinson, a 2019 graduate of Texas A&M University School of Law, has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as an associate in the Litigation Section. He will handle health care and commercial litigation cases.
Texas A&M University School of Law clinic client, Carlos Gonzalez, is a Gulf War disabled veteran who, in 2017, sought legal assistance from the law school regarding his driver's license. Supervising attorney and faculty member, Karon Rowden, and students resolved the issue for him with a hearing in a county court.
Texas A&M University legal clinics give students the opportunity to apply their skills to work on behalf of actual clients in a variety of practice areas. Learn more about job preparation through clinics Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 12 - 1 p.m. at 307 W. 7th Street, Ste. LL50. This event is sponsored by Texas A&M University School of Law clinics program.