Legal market reform — especially with respect to non-lawyer involvement — has generated a great deal of notice recently.
Texas A&M University School of Law has been awarded the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism for its 1L course, Professional Identity. The award recognizes the nation’s exemplary, innovative, and ongoing professionalism programs established by law schools, bar associations, courts, and other not-for-profit legal organizations that help ensure the maintenance of the highest principles of integrity and dedication to the legal profession and the public.
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A woman judge from Afghanistan who fled Taliban rule last year arrived in Dallas-Fort Worth June 3 to serve a one-year visiting research scholar jointly at Texas A&M University School of Law and South Texas College of Law Houston.
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In May 2022, Texas A&M Law Professor Irene Calboli was invited as an Expert to the 42nd Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
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.
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.