Texas A&M releases legal needs assessment for RGV residents

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 26, 2021 3:00:57 PM

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.

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Topics: Texas A&M, law clinic, students

TAMU Law celebrates 2020-21 Public Interest Fellows and more

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 26, 2021 12:22:47 PM

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.

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Topics: Texas A&M, students

TAMU Law Prof. Tim Mulvaney honored as 2020 Chancellor EDGES Fellows

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Nov 16, 2020 9:54:59 AM

From the Office of the Texas A&M University Office of the Provost.

Through this fall semester 36 esteemed Texas A&M University faculty have been honored with some of the highest awards at the university in recognition of their teaching, research, and scholarly work. The awards faculty are being recognized for include the Chancellor Enhancing Development and Generating Excellence in Scholarship (EDGES) Fellows, Eminent Scholar Award, Presidential Impact Fellows, Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence Award, and University Professorships for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. More information on each award and the recipients can be found below.

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Topics: Texas A&M, School of Law, Timothy Mulvaney

Toy Story 4 has Aggie roots

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 28, 2019 3:46:10 PM

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. 

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M

Texas A&M reaches milestone: expanding its network to 500,000+

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 1, 2019 11:52:17 AM

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. 

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, michael k. young

Acclaimed global water experts share at TAMU Law's annual lecture series

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Feb 22, 2019 4:03:56 PM
Texas A&M University will host the 6th Annual Water Lecture Speaker Series March 25-27. The first lecture will be held at the law school in Fort Worth. While the second lecture will take place in College Station, TX. The lecture series features the esteemed Ambassador (Ret) Ram Aviram and Dr. Francesco Sindico. The series will focus on cross-border water disputes and options for resolutions; and, it is open to the public.
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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

"Health Law & Policy" Focus in February

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Feb 18, 2019 2:48:25 PM

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. 

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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 and other experts discuss lawyering in the age of artificial intelligence

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Feb 8, 2019 12:31:40 PM

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. 

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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, Susan Fortney

Texas A&M Law Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat speak about Patent Law

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jan 25, 2019 1:21:00 PM

The CAP·impact Podcast interviewed Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat about his involvement with the refinement of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) patent review process within the U.S. Patent Office. 

Click here to listen to the podcast interview.

Vishnubhakat is an expert in intellectual property, patent law, civil procedure, administrative law and and economics. 

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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, SAURABH VISHNUBHAKAT

TAMU Law professor accepted to Harvard's Copyright X program

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Jan 24, 2019 1:56:57 PM
  Aaron Retteen, assistant professor and d igital services and repository librarian, is accepted into  the  HarvardX  distance-learning initiative and the  Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society CopyrightX program
 
This 12-week program is limited to selected applicants with coursework that is global in scope. Retteen says that he is excited about this opportunity.
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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, Aaron Retteen

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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, improving U.S. News and World Report rankings, hiring 30 new faculty members, adding 10 clinics and six global field study destinations and expanding the depth and breadth of its career services, student services, academic support and admissions functions.

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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.

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