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

Univ. of Oxford to pre-launch Prof. Yu's co-edited book on IP & global inequality

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 29, 2021 8:24:35 AM

In late May, the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Haifa Centre for Law and Technology at the University of Haifa in Israel, will hold a pre-launch of the book Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Global Inequality.

Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, this interdisciplinary book is co-edited by Professor Daniel Benoliel of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law, Francis Gurry, the director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from 2008 to 2020, Professor Keun Lee of the department of economics at Seoul National University in South Korea and Regents Professor Peter Yu of Texas A&M University.

This pre-launch event, entitled "Inequality Through IP: A New Policy Lever?" is organized by Professor Benoliel and Professors Robert Burrell and Dev Gangjee of the University of Oxford. More information is available online.
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Topics: Peter Yu, intellectual property, faculty and staff, faculty

Professor Henning To Receive ACCFL Achievement Award

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 22, 2021 1:01:21 PM

The American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (ACCFL) has named Texas A&M University School of Law Professor William H. Henning, an ACCFL Fellow, as the recipient of the Homer Kripke Achievement Award.  

According to the ACCFL website, the award “recognizes a career of noteworthy leadership and a history of exceptional dedication to the improvement of commercial finance law and practice. Award recipients have contributed to, and often changed the course of, commercial finance law and practice through activities that have had a lasting and significant impact.”

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Topics: Law Professor, Bill Henning, William Henning, faculty

ABA Publishes Professor Herrera’s Research on Legal Incubators

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 21, 2021 3:45:19 PM

The American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services recently published Results of the Legal Incubator Lawyers’ Survey conducted by Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Luz Herrera.

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Topics: Law Professor, Luz Herrera, faculty, aba

Professor Brian Larson receives Aggie Allies Rainbow Award

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 15, 2021 2:05:12 PM

Texas A&M Professor Brian N. Larson receives the Aggie Allies Rainbow Award this week. The Rainbow Award, sponsored by Aggie Allies, recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to diversity by serving as a role model and contributing to the education of the Texas A&M University community regarding LGBTQ+ people and issues. Award recipients receive a commemorative item and a monetary award.

According to law school student and OUTLaw student organization president Lora Naismith, Larson encourages networking events that are "crucial for younger LGBTQ+ law students." The networking events expose students to various practice areas and diversity and inclusivity efforts in the community.

Serving on the board of directors of the Dallas LGBT Bar Association, Larson furthers its mission to promote awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and to advocate for equality through his advocacy of OUTLaw. His support allows OUTLaw students to undertake initiatives aimed at reducing inequities.

The student group hosts a meeting in August to greet and welcome new LGBTQ+ students and allies and recently hosted a panel on the evolution of LGBTQ+ laws and discussed foster care and adoption for LGBTQ+ families. 

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Topics: faculty and staff, texas a&m school of law, faculty, lgbtq+

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