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Dominic Wallace ran out of options. The ex-soldier surrendered to the implacable obstacle of a massive bureaucracy. Severely injured with a head trauma just days before he could graduate from Army bootcamp, the young private was caught in the no-man’s land between the U.S. Army and the Texas National Guard, which had sent him to Army basic training. After ending up in hospitals, then processed out, Wallace found himself with no training or any of the other benefits of modern military service, and no veterans support for continuous treatment of his head injury as he wasn’t even classified as a vet. And no one would help.
Texas A&M University School of Law is proud to host the Supreme Court of Texas for oral arguments Thursday, October 10, 2019. Oral arguments begin promptly at 9 a.m. Everyone is asked to be seated no later than 8:45 a.m.
Texas A&M University School of Law's Innocence Clinic welcomes Amanda Knox and Anna Vasquez Tuesday, October 8 at 12 noon. Both Knox and Vasquez were wrongfully convicted and exonerated after serving time behind bars and would like to share their stories with students, faculty, staff and community guests. Click here to RSVP.
Knox is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Waiting to Be Heard (HarperCollins, April 2013). Between 2007 and 2015, she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit.
Convened by law professors Lynne Rambo, Meg Penrose and Brian Holland, 26 Texas A&M University School of Law students, staff and faculty including Dean Robert B. Ahdieh read the U.S. Constitution for more than one hour on September 17. The day marked the document's 232nd birthday. Texas A&M University and other federally-funded, education institutions are required every year to commemorate the U.S. Constitution on or around its signing date.
John D. Robinson, a 2019 graduate of Texas A&M University School of Law, has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as an associate in the Litigation Section. He will handle health care and commercial litigation cases.
Texas A&M University School of Law clinic client, Carlos Gonzalez, is a Gulf War disabled veteran who, in 2017, sought legal assistance from the law school regarding his driver's license. Supervising attorney and faculty member, Karon Rowden, and students resolved the issue for him with a hearing in a county court.
Texas A&M University School of Law first-year students participated in a poverty simulation during orientation last week. Conducted by the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the simulation's purpose, according to the Commission, was to give students a "small taste of what life is like on a limited income." Participants faced challenges that frequently plague families with limited resources, and they were asked to note thoughts and emotions for a discussion following the simulation.
Texas A&M University School of Law welcomes Lisa Goodman as executive professor and director of the Dee J. Kelly Law Library. She joined the law school in early August.
Taylor Anderson joined Cantey Hanger LLP as a partner in the Dallas office. He will practice within the firm’s Litigation Section and has an active trial practice in the areas of commercial, real estate and title insurance.