TAMU Law professor joins the Labor Law Group

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 21, 2018 12:53:22 PM
Michael Z. Green, professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, will join the  Labor Law Group this year. The Labor Law Group originated in 1946 to improve the instructional materials and books for law students on labor law. Led by the efforts of Professor Willard Wirtz, academics and legal practitioners published their first book in 1953 about the issue.
 
"I'm incredibly humbled by this invitation because the Labor Law Group is quite prestigious to all who specialize in labor and employment law," says Green. 
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Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, Michael Z. Green

TAMU law professors use their craft to impact the community

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 13, 2018 2:59:55 PM

TAMU Law's senior lecturer and director of the low income tax clinic, Bob Probasco, is the principal drafter for comments submitted to the U.S. Tax Court by the Tax Section of the State Bar. He and current law clinic students are advocating for change to the Tax Court’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, to provide for entries of limited appearance by pro bono volunteers. Probasco says this change would allow clinics to provide even more help to taxpayers.

The ABA (American Bar Association) Section of Taxation: Pro Bono and Tax Clinics Committee submitted similar comments in October. The State Bar Tax Section agrees with the TAMU Law clinic’s goal but, wrote separately, to suggest an alternative process that might be more effective. Probasco says the Court has already begun looking at the issue and hopefully will benefit from the law clinic’s input.

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, Bob Probasco

TAMU law students' research project used in discussions with local, state and federal government authorities

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 13, 2018 1:25:47 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law's new Agriculture Law Society presented its research findings to Mark McPherson, a lawyer working on behalf of the Sandbranch community, as part of the members’ pro bono efforts. 

The 40-page local, state and federal research project, which covers issues associated with produce, egg production and distribution, was compiled by four teams of law students with faculty supervision. The document will be used in discussions with local, state and federal government authorities on important matters, including agriculture. 

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, Lisa Rich

TAMU law professor elected president of the International Water Resources Association

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Dec 11, 2018 4:57:10 PM

Gabriel Eckstein, professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law and director of the Natural Resources Systems Program, has been elected president of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA).

The Association is an international, professional organization focused on improving and expanding the understanding of water issues through education, research and information exchange among countries and across disciplines.

“This is really a wonderful honor,” said Eckstein. “IWRA is one of the most respected, water-focused organizations globally, and I look forward to building on the association’s excellent policy work, which seeks to ensure sustainable water resources for people and the environment.”

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, Gabriel Eckstein

TAMU Law hosts Joseph Singer

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 5, 2018 5:14:42 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law anticipates the arrival of Joseph William Singer of Harvard School of Law in mid-February. He was selected as one of Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecturers of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study.

The Hagler Institute for Advanced Study recognizes world-class educators who are acclaimed in their areas of study. According to the Hagler Institute’s website, its goal is to provide a stellar environment for research and scholarship with the Faculty Fellows, having freedom to pursue their own research interests.

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, Timothy Mulvaney

TAMU Law students support Tarrant County's Adoption Day

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 5, 2018 4:33:43 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law received the Tarrant County Adoption Day proclamation for its unceasing support 

of National Adoption Day.

Tarrant County’s Adoption Day is an annual event, established eight years ago. The event brings families together with the help of volunteers, including 12 Texas A&M University School of Law students who worked closely with licensed attorneys to complete the adoption process.

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie

TAMU Law Professor Felix Mormann speaks at the PURPA celebration

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 3, 2018 11:40:00 AM

Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Felix Mormann spoke at the celebration of Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA) @ 40: Renewable Energy Law and Policy in the United States. The conference was hosted by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, Felix Mormann

Law professor's collaboration with fellow Aggie professor gets recognized by the United Nations

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Nov 21, 2018 1:26:03 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law Professor William Byrnes published a lead article entitled, “Transfer Pricing and State Aid: The Unintended Consequences of Advance Pricing Agreements (Volume 25, 2018),” in the United Nations’ UNCTAD Journal. Byrnes and co-author Lorraine Eden, of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, were selected by the United Nations’ World Investment Forum (WIF) committee to present the research of the article at the biennial WIF in mid-October. The WIF gathers 3,500 political leaders and diplomats, policy makers and large corporations.

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, WILLIAM H. BYRNES

TAMU law student helps interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Nov 21, 2018 1:03:46 PM

Jason Tiplitz, a third-year Texas A&M University School of Law student and participant in the school's Criminal Defense Clinic, successfully represented his client on misdemeanor charges in municipal court. The case involved Senate Bill 393, which has since been revised. The bill relates to criminal procedures involving children who commit certain Class C misdemeanors while in school. However, people like Tiplitz’s client still have tickets remaining from their high school years, interfering with their ability to gain licenses.

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, Amber Baylor, law clinic

TAMU law school leads with innovative energy solutions

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Nov 21, 2018 12:52:02 PM

Texas A&M Energy Institute members met with Texas A&M University School of Law's Program in Natural Resources Systems Director Gabriel Eckstein, TAMU Law Dean Bobby Ahdieh and other faculty members this week. The group discussed collaboration opportunities.

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, Association of Former Students, Gabriel Eckstein

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