The Texas Bar Foundation awarded the Texas A&M University School of Law a $15,000 grant to support the law school’s Legal Wellness Justice Project. The project will work with law students in low-income areas of Texas hurt hardest by the pandemic to proactively screen individuals for legal needs and then provide referrals to a range of free legal resources designed to fill those needs.
Peter K. Yu, Regents Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, recently joined leading trade experts from around the world at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to officially launch the book Trade in Knowledge: Intellectual Property, Trade and Development in a Transformed Global Economy. Published jointly by the WTO and Cambridge University Press, this new book was edited by Antony Taubman, the director of the WTO Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division, and Jayashree Watal, a former counsellor at the Division and Honorary Professor at the National Law University, Delhi in India.
Professor Gabriel Eckstein, director of the Texas A&M Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resource Systems Law Program (EENRSLP) and an expert in international and transboundary water law, recently represented Bolivia at the International Court of Justice public hearings in The Hague, Netherlands.
Eckstein presented to the court in two separate sessions as well as assisting the Bolivian lead counsel during cross-examination.
The fourth annual IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference was held on February 9-12 and featured 300 scholars from across the world. The virtual conference was co-hosted by law professor Irene Calboli.
Founded by Texas A&M Law professor Calboli in 2018, the IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Network co-organized the Fourth IPIRA Conference with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the following academic institutions: International Islamic University Malaysia, Universitas Indonesia; Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Texas A&M University and the University of Geneva. As in previous years, the Conference was additionally supported by a group of distinguished academic institutions in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Interested readers can find the full program of the Conference here and the abstracts here.
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.
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.
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.
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.