Attorney Lynn Rodriguez receives mentor award

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jan 15, 2020 12:37:31 PM

Lynn Rodriguez, TAMU Law Legal Clinics staff attorney, will receive the Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services (TVAS) Attorney Mentor Award later this month at the Tarrant County Bar Association Pro Bono Awards Luncheon. The award is given to the attorney who volunteers his/her time to organize, attend clinics and mentor attorneys providing pro bono services. 

To learn more about our Clinics and how Texas A&M University School of Law assists the community while training its students, click here.

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Adjunct Professor Karen Washington inducted into invitation-only association

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jan 14, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Karen Roberts Washington, adjunct professor at Texas A&M School of Law, was recognized for her mediation experience and quality by being inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN).

According to NADN, Washington is an experienced lawyer, having handled cases in state and federal courts across a broad spectrum of issues. She is also a highly-skilled mediator, having mediated more than 1200 civil disputes.

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Professor William Byrnes publishes 2,000-page treatise

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jan 10, 2020 1:45:50 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law Professor William Byrnes introduces a 2,000-page, two-volume treatise published by LexisNexis, titled Practical Guide to U.S. Transfer Pricing.

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Professor Charlotte Ku receives global legal educator award

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jan 10, 2020 12:53:04 PM

Charlotte Ku, Texas A&M University School of Law professor and director of global programs, was recognized for her commitment to global, legal education with a Global Legal Skills Award. The award was announced at the 14th Annual Global Legal Skills Conference in December.

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Leading Patent Scholars Explore Latest Developments in Pharmaceutical Innovation at Texas A&M Law

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jan 8, 2020 10:30:32 AM

On October 25, 2019, Texas A&M University School of Law brought together several leading patent scholars to examine the latest domestic and international legal developments at the "Pharmaceutical Innovation, Patent Protection and Regulatory Exclusivities" Symposium.

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Professor Nancy Welsh advises the Scottish government

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 17, 2019 2:26:10 PM

Earlier this month, the Scottish Government announced that it will commence a public consultation in 2020, seeking the views of the general public, key stakeholders and other interested parties on proposals for increasing the consistency and use of mediation within the civil justice system in Scotland. 

This announcement was made in response to the June 2019 report of an Expert Group approved by the Scottish Government to conduct an independent review of mediation in the civil justice system.  The Expert Group was led by leading Scottish mediators and involved representatives of a wide range of interests.  Professor Nancy Welsh met with the Expert Group in February to discuss the U.S. experience with court-connected mediation.  The Expert Group’s report, Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream in Civil Justice in Scotland, cites Professor Welsh throughout. 

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Professor Bill Henning continues service to Uniform Law Commission

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 3, 2019 9:35:50 AM

Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Bill Henning, who is a Life Member of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), has been appointed to serve on the joint ULC/ALI Study Committee on the Uniform Commercial Code and Emerging Technologies. The committee’s charge is to study the entire architecture of the UCC to determine whether amendments to the text or comments are necessary in light of emerging technologies (e.g., distributed ledger technology). The committee met in October, in Denver, and decided to divide the study into six subgroups. Professor Henning is co-chair of the subgroup examining issues related to Article 9’s treatment of electronic chattel paper.

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Aggie Dispute Resolution at Texas A&M University School of Law 2018-19

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 2, 2019 9:42:22 AM

The purpose of Texas A&M University is “to develop leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good.”  The School of Law’s Aggie Dispute Resolution Program has taken this purpose to heart.  

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TAMU Law hosts Smart Law and Intelligent Machines Symposium

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Nov 25, 2019 1:55:41 PM

"Smart Law and Intelligent Machines" Symposium
Friday-Saturday, March 27-28, 2020


This symposium brings together leading experts to critically examine the interplay between law, machine and society.  It covers a wide range of issues, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, intellectual property, privacy protection and human rights.
If you would like to participate as a conference fellow, please contact Professor Peter Yu.

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TAMU Law announces Shamnad Basheer IP/Trade inaugural fellow

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Nov 25, 2019 11:51:04 AM

Michael Palmedo, assistant director for interdisciplinary research at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law, was selected as the inaugural Shamnad Basheer Intellectual Property/Trade Fellow.

His research lies at the intersection of intellectual property and international trade. Palmedo has master's degrees in both international economic relations and economics from American University, where he is currently an economics Ph.D. candidate. He has taught economics as an adjunct professor at the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of International Service.

In August 2019, Texas A&M Law launched the Shamnad Basheer Intellectual Property/Trade Fellowship in collaboration with the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM). This fellowship was created to honor the memory of Prof. Shamnad Basheer, a friend of CLIP and the founder of SpicyIP and of the Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education Initiative (IDIA) in India.

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