Texas A&M Legal Clinics Announce New Legal Grant To Aid Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jan 24, 2024 1:02:37 PM

The Texas A&M Legal Clinics were awarded a grant by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) to provide legal information and services to both youth and young adults who are aging out or have aged out of foster care.

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Topics: Clinics, Advocacy

Two Texas A&M Clinics File Lawsuits Against ICE for Unlawful Treatment of Detainees

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jan 11, 2024 12:21:41 PM

Texas A&M School of Law’s Civil Rights Clinic and Immigrant Rights Clinic recently filed three federal lawsuits, featured in a Washington Post article, seeking to hold the government accountable for abuses conducted in immigration detention and removal. This abuse included unlawful and excessive use of force and restraints, punitive solitary confinement, forced fingerprinting, inappropriate use of pepper spray, and medical neglect.

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Topics: Clinics, Advocacy

Texas A&M Law Members to Present at Houston-Area Family Violence Event

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 21, 2023 10:02:34 AM

Texas A&M Law will support the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) and Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) for their upcoming2024Family Violence Fundraiser. The event directly supports bothnonprofits and their missions to create safer communities and freedom from family violence.  

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Topics: Clinics, Advocacy

Texas A&M Law Launches Environmental & Natural Resources Systems Clinic

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Nov 24, 2021 10:44:50 AM

The new Environmental & Natural Resources Systems Clinic at Texas A&M Law places it among the relatively few law schools across the country with such a program. The clinic will build on the work of the school’s Energy, Environmental, And Natural Resource Systems Law Program (currently ranked 34 nationally). 

There are two primary and interrelated objectives for the clinic: addressing critical environmental and natural resource issues, while helping to equip Aggie law students with hands-on, practical experience to lead change in these areas.

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Topics: Law Professor, Clinics, Gabriel Eckstein, Natural Resources Systems, students, faculty

Texas Access to Justice Commission Awards Texas A&M LAw for Commitment to Service

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Oct 31, 2021 6:33:22 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Law School Commitment to Service Award by the Texas Access to Justice Commission.

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Topics: Law Professor, Clinics, students, pro bono, faculty

TAMU Law Clinic students are awarded for excellence

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jul 9, 2021 11:16:29 AM

Texas A&M Legal Clinics announce the recipients of their 2020 and 2021 awards. The legal clinics give students the opportunity to apply their skills to work on behalf of actual clients in a variety of practice areas, and the awards provide the opportunity to showcase student achievement.

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Topics: Clinics, students, Texas A&M Law

TAMU Law Clinic Sees Former Client Exonerated

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 9, 2021 2:32:45 PM

Nearly eighteen months after his initial release, Lydell Grant was declared “actually innocent” by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA).

In 2018 students at Texas A&M University School of Law began working with the The Innocence Project of Texas, led by Adjunct Professor Mike Ware, on Lydell Grant’s case. At that time, Grant had spent nearly a decade in prison for murder. Work done by students through the clinic would eventually help prove his innocence.

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Topics: Clinics, Innocence Project, students, faculty

Immigrant Rights Clinic Shares National Award

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 30, 2021 10:24:45 AM

A&M Law students and faculty are among those awarded for advocating for the rights of detained immigrant women.

The Texas A&M University School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinicdirected by Professor Fatma Marouf, jointly received the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project with law clinics from Boston University, Columbia, Harvard, and the University of Georgia.

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Topics: Clinics, Luz Herrera, Fatma Marouf, immigrant rights clinic, students, faculty

TAMU law clinic students draft report that drives state legislation

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 8, 2021 7:20:41 AM

Texas A&M School of Law Community Development Clinic students advocate for conditional driver's licenses for all Texans. A report completed by students, faculty and practicing attorneys in the fall supports the Drive Texas Adelante campaign, a coalition of organizations united by their desire to advance conditional driver’s permit legislation for undocumented Texans and other communities.

As a result, members of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Senate Hispanic Caucus, House State Affair Committee and Senate Transportation Committee will gather early April for a policy briefing at which Luz Herrera, TAMU Law professor and associate dean for experiential education, will speak. 

"Driver’s licenses help keep everyone safe. Now more than ever, we need to make sure everyone can stay safe on the roads while they care for neighbors and their families during the pandemic. Crowded trucks, vans, and buses are not recommended means of transportation," says a statement of support circulated by the Drive Texas Adelante campaign.

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Topics: Clinics, Luz Herrera, students, texas a&m school of law

TAMU Law and Cook Children's provide free legal services to families

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 17, 2020 12:01:50 PM

As part of an ongoing pursuit to improve the health of every child, Cook Children’s Health Care System is joining forces with Texas A&M School of Law (TAMU Law) to create a new medical-legal partnership. The mission of this collaboration is to provide free legal services to patients and families with legal needs that directly affect their health and access to medical care.

Despite a recognized need, the majority of families at Cook Children’s are unable to access legal services. Social workers at the medical center are often contacted by patient families who have been unsuccessful in qualifying for public benefits, obtaining a guardianship for their incapacitated adult child or communicating with their landlord to remediate unsafe housing issues. These social, economic and environmental factors have a direct impact on a child’s health.

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Topics: Clinics, faculty and staff, texas a&m school of law, Cook Children's

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Texas A&M School of Law is an American Bar Association-accredited institution located in downtown Fort Worth. Since integrating with Texas A&M University in 2013, the law school has sustained a remarkable upward trajectory — dramatically increasing entering class credentials; improving U.S. News and World Report rankings; hiring more than 30 new faculty members; and adding more than 10 clinics and six global field study destinations. In the past several years the law school has greatly expanded its academic programs to serve the needs of non-lawyer professionals in a variety of complex and highly regulated industries such as cybersecurity, energy and natural resources, finance, and healthcare.

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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.

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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.

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