TAMU Law Students Advocate for the Underserved with Clinics Work

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 5, 2020 9:37:36 AM

Texas A&M School of Law is home to 10 legal clinics that provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills to work on behalf of actual clients. Clinical work at Texas A&M Law provides hands-on experiences in a variety of practice areas, including family law, veterans law, immigration law, tax disputes, intellectual property and others. Clinic clients include entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, government entities and individuals.  In recent months, the clinic programs have been growing exponentially in terms of case notoriety, student growth, grants and social media presence.

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BTHO of the Bar and Covid-19

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 4, 2020 11:55:11 AM

Members of Texas A&M Law's J.D. class of 2020 have their degrees and are studying for the bar exam; but, with the arrival of COVID-19, bar takers are adjusting to a new normal. In addition to a July exam, the Texas Supreme Court ordered a September date to accommodate social distancing requirements. The Court was mindful that any delay in licensure could have consequences for law school grads regarding careers and livelihoods. The order allows unlicensed law school grads to practice under supervision.

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Meet TAMU Law students advocating for vulnerable immigrant detainees

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 3, 2020 1:28:26 PM

The Texas A&M Immigrant Rights Clinic filed a petition in federal court in May demanding that ICE immediately release 11 medically-vulnerable immigrants from the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, Texas. There are at least 45 detained individuals who 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 forward.

Meet the Texas A&M Law students supporting the cause.

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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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The TAMU Law admissions team doesn't miss a beat

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 7, 2020 12:04:02 PM

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought about many changes in higher education. Most news, lately, highlights the movement from in-person to online instruction of students. To many, Texas A&M Law faculty performed miracles practically overnight when the virus contributed to the university closing in March. However, professors aren’t the only university "miracle workers." Despite working from home, the Texas A&M Law admissions team is hard at work preparing for the incoming class--Class of 2023. In order to do so, they’ve had to get creative with their efforts. The team:

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Alumna Jillian Loh joins Polsinelli

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Feb 21, 2020 4:29:24 PM

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli continues its growth trajectory in Dallas with the addition of Associate Jillian Loh, who joins the firm’s national Real Estate Finance Practice. Loh is a 2017 graduate of Texas A&M University School of Law.

“The addition of Jillian to Polsinelli’s dynamically growing Dallas team further deepens our bench of talented legal professionals,” said Brian Bullard, managing partner of Polsinelli’s Dallas office and co-chair of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice. “Jillian’s understanding of the Texas real estate market and her connections across the region will serve to enhance our office’s ongoing engagement efforts in the business and civic community.”

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TAMU Law alumni Hendley and Goodwyn hang their shingle in Tennessee

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Feb 7, 2020 3:09:46 PM

Graduates of Texas A&M University School of Law, Andrew Goodwyn and Holland Hendley, are demonstrating the strength of the Aggie Network by practicing law together at Hendley & Goodwyn LLP in Nashville, TN. Their firm specializes in advancing businesses and creative projects with establishing a solid, legal foundation. Serving the business and entertainment communities, the firm looks to attract clients that range from being in the idea phase to operating fully.

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TAMU Law students advance to the national finals

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jan 23, 2020 5:14:35 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law National Black Law Student Association (BLSA) moot court and mock trial teams advanced to the national finals in Cincinnati, Ohio later this spring.

In moot court, second-year students Destin Germany and Arielle Williams placed second at the Southwest Regional of the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition in Dallas in January. The team was coached by former student and local attorney Nikki Chriesman-Green.

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TAMU Law Alumna Nicole Macut joins Polsinelli

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jan 7, 2020 11:14:24 AM
Nicole Macut, '19 joins Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli’s rapidly growing Dallas office as an associate in the Medical Devices and Mechanical Engineering Patent Prosecution practice.
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TAMU Law alumna Spencer Mainka joins Pham Harrison LLP

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Dec 3, 2019 11:07:00 AM

Texas A&M University School of Law alumna, Spencer Mainka '19, joins Pham Harrison LLP as an associate. She served as the business editor for the Texas A&M Journal of Property Law and a board member for the Employment and Labor Law Student Association.

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About Texas A&M School of Law

Texas A&M School of Law is an American Bar Association-accredited institution located in downtown Fort Worth. In 2013, Texas A&M acquired Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Since integrating with Texas A&M seven years ago, the law school has sustained a remarkable upward trajectory by dramatically increasing entering class credentials, adding 11 clinics and six global field study destinations, increasing the depth and breadth of its career services, student services, academic support and admissions functions and hiring 28 new faculty members.

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About Texas A&M University

Texas A&M, established in 1876 as the first public university in Texas, is one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 66,000 students and more than 440,000 living alumni residing in over 150 countries around the world. A tier-one university, Texas A&M holds the rare triple land-, sea- and space-grant designation. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.

About Research at Texas A&M University: As one of the world's leading research institutions, Texas A&M is at the forefront in making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery, including that of science and technology. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M ranked in the top 20 of the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey (2016), based on expenditures of more than $892.7 million in fiscal year 2016. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world. To learn more, visit http://research.tamu.edu.