Bloch-Wehba and Magnuson selected to present at prestigious Stanford/Yale/Harvard Faculty Forum

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Aug 17, 2020 9:58:19 AM

Professors Hannah Bloch-Wehba and William Magnuson of the Texas A&M School of Law recently were selected to present articles at the Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.

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Family and Veterans Advocacy Clinic awarded $75K grant

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jul 23, 2020 8:54:40 PM

Celestina L. Flores, director of the Family and Veterans Advocacy Clinic of Texas A&M University School of Law, announces the awarding of a $75,000 grant to begin a new program for veterans.

The grant is funded by the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.

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Peter Yu elected to the American Law Institute

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jul 20, 2020 3:54:52 PM

Professor Peter Yu is Texas A&M University School of Law's newest member of the American Law Institute (ALI). ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law, according to its website. Yu is among the 38 members newly elected by his peers to the ALI.

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Professor Susan Saab Fortney is awarded a university honor

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 16, 2020 2:31:44 PM

Texas A&M University’s Office of the Provost announced it will recognize four faculty members as holders of University Professorships. Texas A&M Law's Professor Susan Saab Fortney is included.

Created as a new distinction in 2019, University Professorships recognize faculty who have demonstrated significant and sustained accomplishments in their discipline, earning them national and international recognition. The award also highlights the recipients’ commitment to inclusivity, accountability, climate and equity in their departments, colleges and throughout their service at Texas A&M.

Recipients receive an annual stipend for three years, and as faculty members in good standing they retain the title of University Professorship throughout their careers at the university. Nominations for the distinction were submitted by department heads or deans, and the finalists were selected by a university committee and approved by the Provost.

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Susan Fortney, faculty and staff, Texas A&M Law

Professor Lynne Rambo: From the courtroom to green acres

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 4, 2020 10:33:05 AM

After 34 years of dedicating her life to the discipline of law, Texas A&M School of Law professor Lynne Rambo taught her last class as a full-time faculty member this spring semester, after 24 years in the classroom.

Rambo is regarded by many of her former students as one of the most influential and effective professors they had during their time in law school.

On her last day of class during the coronavirus pandemic, Professor Rambo remarked, “I have to say, it was a little sad for me that I couldn't be there in person with my wonderful students, but on the spectrum of distresses right now, that certainly pales.”

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U.S. Library of Congress selects law professor's blog for collection

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 28, 2020 2:00:50 PM

Texas A&M Law professor Gabriel Eckstein received notice that his blog, International Water Law Project Blog, was selected to be in the Legal Blawgs Web Archive. The collection, described by the Library of Congress, is a selective collection of sites associated with American Bar Association approved law schools, research institutes, think tanks and other expertise-based organizations. It is composed of digital content--journal-style entries, articles and essays, discussions and comments on emerging legal issues, national and international.

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TAMU Law's Immigrant Rights Clinic advocates for release of detainees

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 19, 2020 10:33:13 AM

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. 

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HeinOnline lists Prof. Peter Yu as a top legal author

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 1, 2020 3:29:16 PM

Texas A&M School of Law Professor Peter Yu is among the top 250 legal authors (both current and deceased) listed on HeinOnline. The list is created based on an analysis of all the articles in the database, including those from the past two centuries.

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Texas A&M Law: The CARES Act Translators

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 23, 2020 10:07:22 AM

"Does anybody know anything about this stimulus money?"

The question struck Texas A&M Law professor Gabriel Eckstein like a sledgehammer. Posed to an internal listserv by an IT staffer at the law school, Eckstein immediately saw the greater implications. The massive $2.15 trillion stimulus package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act came with a blizzard of rules and requirements, all encoded in legalese that few could understand.

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TAMU Law Prof. Fatma Marouf appeals to immigration judge

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 7, 2020 11:22:08 AM

Texas A&M School of Law Professor Fatma Marouf spearheaded the drafting of a letter to Chief Immigration Judge Christopher Santoro on behalf of professors who teach immigration clinics. The letter urges the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) to:

  1. Order the of release individuals held in detention and temporarily close the immigration courts;
  2. Prioritize bond hearings and grant subsequent bond redetermination hearings based on COVID-19 as a changed circumstance;
  3. Facilitate VTC and telephonic appearances by counsel and witnesses; and
  4. Temporarily stop the issuance of removal orders. 
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Topics: Fatma Marouf, faculty and staff, immigration, COVID-19

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