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

Professor Peter Yu Listed Sixth Most-Cited Younger Legal Scholar

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Nov 9, 2021 11:33:46 AM

The recently published article The Most-Cited Legal Scholars Revisited from the University of Chicago Law Review lists Texas A&M Law Professor Peter K. Yu sixth among the most-cited legal scholars born after 1970 across all fields.

The study was conducted by Fred Shapiro, Associate Library Director at Yale Law School and the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations.

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Topics: Law Professor, Peter Yu, intellectual property, CLIP, 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

Professor Pham Receives Two Honors

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Sep 20, 2021 11:05:03 AM

Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development Huyen Pham was recently named a 2021 Chancellor's EDGES Fellow and received an Association of Former Students (AFS) Distinguished Achievement award.

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Topics: Law Professor, faculty

Law Students Organize Campaign to Support Afghan Refugees

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Sep 2, 2021 12:17:46 PM

With the plight of Afghans affected by the U.S. military withdrawal dominating headlines for weeks, several student organizations at Texas A&M Law joined forces to support Afghan refugee resettlement efforts.

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Topics: students, community, immigration, faculty

New Privacy Law: Good for public health?

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jul 8, 2021 12:14:13 PM

Texas A&M law professor Brian Larson and public-health professors Cason Schmit and Hye-Chung Kum advise legislators and public-health professionals in the U.S. to act on the proposed Uniform Personal Data Protection Act (UPDPA), likely to be adopted July 10, 2021 by the Uniform Law Commissioners (ULC). The Act is designed to be adopted by states seeking a comprehensive data privacy statute, and it has important effects on public-health research and interventions.

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Topics: Texas A&M, faculty and staff, Texas A&M Law, faculty

TAMU Law Professor Fatma Marouf is elected to the ALI

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jul 6, 2021 4:51:21 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Fatma Marouf is elected to the American Law Institute (ALI). The ALI is the "leading independent organization" in the U.S. producing scholarly work to improve the law.

Celebrating over 90 years of existence, the Institute is made up of 3,000 judges, lawyers and law professors from the United States and abroad. The ALI drafts, discusses, revises and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes and Principles of Law that are influential in the courts and legislatures and in legal scholarship and education.

ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. By participating in the Institute’s work, its distinguished members have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges, and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good.

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Topics: faculty and staff, faculty, ali

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

TAMU Law Capstone Course Proposes New Texas Flood Management Action

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 8, 2021 5:08:36 PM

A new report on Flood Management in Texas: Planning for the Future from Texas A&M University School of Law examines current flood-related regulations in Texas and the United States, the Texas State Flood Plan, current flood mitigation strategies in the state, and the potential to implement green stormwater infrastructure.

The Report is the work product of students enrolled in the Natural Resources Systems Capstone Seminar at Texas A&M University School of Law under the supervision of Gabriel Eckstein, Professor of Law and Director of the Texas A&M University Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resource Systems Law Program.

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Topics: Gabriel Eckstein, students, water law, 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

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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, Texas A&M acquired Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Since integrating with Texas A&M seven years ago, the law school has sustained a remarkable upward trajectory by dramatically increasing entering class credentials, improving U.S. News and World Report rankings, hiring 30 new faculty members, adding 10 clinics and six global field study destinations and expanding the depth and breadth of its career services, student services, academic support and admissions functions.

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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. To learn more, visit http://research.tamu.edu.