Texas A&M law professor Brian Larson and public-health professors Cason Schmit and Hye-Chung Kum advise legislators and public-health professionals in the U.S. to act on the proposed Uniform Personal Data Protection Act (UPDPA), likely to be adopted July 10, 2021 by the Uniform Law Commissioners (ULC). The Act is designed to be adopted by states seeking a comprehensive data privacy statute, and it has important effects on public-health research and interventions.
Topics: Texas A&M, faculty and staff, Texas A&M Law, faculty
Judge Matthew Wright ’08 got the idea to create a law school quilt when he realized that no one wanted to purchase his lucky shorts and shirt.
He had tried selling them during the Rosebud 100+ City Garage Sale — a local market where one can find everything from fried chicken to live chickens, and from unidentifiable junk to valuable antiques. Even at $0.25 per piece, no one wanted his ten-year old oversized shorts and shirt.
As Wright prepared to donate his unsold things, he just couldn’t let go of the outfit. It had been with him during the best — and worst — of times. His affinity for this particular ensemble started through the power of laziness. Comfortable and easy to clean, he could grab them directly out of the dryer bypassing the hanger and folding.
Topics: Texas A&M, students, alumni news
A team of researchers from Texas A&M University released a comprehensive legal needs assessment of the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) region of Texas this week. The report presents the findings from a legal needs and oral history project simultaneously undertaken from August 2019 to September 2020 in the RGV.
The report provides a detailed discussion about access to legal information and documents pertinent to the legal needs of the region. More than 600 individuals participated in surveys, focus groups and interviews to create an overview of the historic legal-resource environment that exists for residents of the region.
“We are thrilled to be able to contribute to the first legal needs assessment in the Rio Grande Valley,” says Luz E. Herrera, Texas A&M Law professor and associate dean for experiential education.
“It was important for us to consult with community leaders and legal services consumers who understood the daily legal needs of individuals in the region” Herrera adds.
Topics: Texas A&M, law clinic, students
The Texas A&M Public Interest Fellowship celebrates the recipients of the 2020-2021 Fellowship Stipend, who have represented the law school across Texas and abroad, as they continue to fundraise for the 2021-2022 Fellowship class.
The 2020-2021 Fellowship recipients were:
Jessica Mason, President – Tarrant County Criminal Courts, Office of Judicial Staff Counsel and Post-Conviction Writs
Evelyn Garcia Lopez, Vice President – Texas A&M School of Law Family and Veterans Advocacy Clinic
Teresa Reyes-Flores, Treasurer – Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Destiny Rauschhuber, Secretary – U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of General Counsel
Lauren Hadley, Board Member – Arlington City Attorney’s Office and North Richland Hills City Attorney’s Office
Madison Ledoux, Board Member – Tarrant County Criminal Court Ten and the 323rd District Court
Joshua Stephens – 362nd Judicial District Court, Board Member
Olivia Countryman – U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Chamber of Chief Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn
Nayelly Dominguez – Texas A&M School of Law Tax Dispute Resolution Clinic
Lorraine Garcia – Texas Third Court of Appeals, Chamber of Justice Gisela Triana
Clare Mattione – Texas Legal Services Center, Virtual Self-Help Center
Sarah Abdel-Motaleb – Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP)
Bailey Buchmeyer – Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
Tiffany Daniels – Texas A&M School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic
Amanda DeGroote – U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Texas
Minta Spears – U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska
Marisela Gonzalez – Texas A&M School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic
The Texas A&M Public Interest Fellowship is a student-run organization devoted to raising awareness of legal work in the public interest sector. The program provides stipends for deserving law school students performing public interest work during the summer to furnish critical legal services to those in need. Many non-profit organizations and government institutions offer invaluable mentorship and experience for our students, but are often unable to provide paid positions for summer internships. Thus, the stipends allow Public Interest Fellows to take these unpaid positions and exemplify the Aggie core value of selfless service to the community, while also gaining practical legal experience.
From the Office of the Texas A&M University Office of the Provost.
Topics: Texas A&M, School of Law, Timothy Mulvaney
Sixteen former Texas A&M University visualization students helped bring back to life some of cinema’s most beloved characters in “Toy Story 4,” the latest installment in the hit animated movie series, which opens Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M
According to Texas A&M Today, the university will award a record 10,767 degrees during commencement ceremonies in May. The Aggie network will expand to 500,000 former students.
Topics: Texas A&M University, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, michael k. young
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
Texas A&M School of Law's Residency Externship Program in Public Policy is launching a "Policy & The Law" speaker series this month in Fort Worth.
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
Susan Fortney, Texas A&M University School of Law professor and director of the Program for the Advancement of Legal Ethics, is a panelist at the University of Oklahoma's Law Review, entitled Lawyering in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Fortney's panel is "Self-Policing: AI and the Regulation of Lawyers."
Fortney is a leading expert in legal ethics and malpractice, lawyer regulation, law firm ethics and culture, attorneys’ professional liability insurance and health care and bioethics mediation.
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, Susan Fortney