TAMU law reveals student wellness plan for 2020-21

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Aug 3, 2020 2:49:42 PM

The Office of Student Affairs is proud to announce its wellness initiatives for students during the 2020-21 school year. With the addition of Allison Pawlowski, Texas A&M Law's new wellness coordinator, the department is poised to help students manage what has been a notable year.

Pawlowski says, "In this position, I am here to help students learn about wellness and find professional wellness resources. Wellness is a broad concept that includes physical, mental, financial, and social that influence one’s abilities in school and life. I am here to assist with any issues or concerns that students may be facing by finding the tools students need to be successful."

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Topics: Texas A&M Law, student affairs, wellness

TAMU Law students comment on their fight to free a client

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jul 29, 2020 1:15:00 PM

For the past year, the Texas A&M Law Criminal Defense Clinic has represented a woman in her 60s, sentenced to life in prison in her 50s for a first-time drug offense.  Students, under the guidance of clinic director and professor Amber Baylor, successfully petitioned for compassionate release on her behalf. The court granted a reduction in sentence this May, and the client was released to her family in Dallas.

Texas A&M Law students collaboratively worked in support of the client's application for a reduction of her sentence, to allow her to return home to her children and grandchildren rather than die in prison. A few students visited and interviewed the client at the federal prison where she was incarcerated. The client's cause became urgent once coronavirus began to spread rapidly within US prisons. She had health conditions that made her vulnerable to the virus.

Students adjusted their strategy and motions to request immediate compassionate release. The federal district court judge granted release to the client.

Hear from the students who successfully petitioned for her release.
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Topics: Clinics, Amber Baylor, Texas A&M Law, criminal defense

Professor Susan Saab Fortney is awarded a university honor

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 16, 2020 2:31:44 PM

Texas A&M University’s Office of the Provost announced it will recognize four faculty members as holders of University Professorships. Texas A&M Law's Professor Susan Saab Fortney is included.

Created as a new distinction in 2019, University Professorships recognize faculty who have demonstrated significant and sustained accomplishments in their discipline, earning them national and international recognition. The award also highlights the recipients’ commitment to inclusivity, accountability, climate and equity in their departments, colleges and throughout their service at Texas A&M.

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Susan Fortney, faculty and staff, Texas A&M Law

Deans of Texas law schools issue a joint statement condemning racism

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 10, 2020 5:13:15 PM

Deans at the 10 Texas law school deans, including Texas A&M Law's Bobby Ahdieh, issued a joint statement condemning racism and remembering George Floyd and so many others.

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Texas A&M Law Mourns the Passing of Legal Legend Judge Joe Spurlock II

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 10, 2020 3:04:31 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law mourns the passing of Judge Joe Spurlock II, senior professor of law and director of the Asian Judicial Institute. Judge Spurlock – a colleague, friend and legal legend – became a founding faculty member of the law school when its long-term success was considered wishful thinking by many. By the time he joined the faculty, Judge Spurlock had already spent years in private practice and served as an assistant criminal district attorney, a member of the Texas Legislature, a trial court judge and an appellate justice. 

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Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, Texas A&M Law, Judge Joe Spurlock

Our Calling: Dean Ahdieh addresses the student body

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jun 8, 2020 10:17:51 AM

The below message was sent by Dean Bobby Ahdieh to the Texas A&M Law student body on May 31, 2020 – six days after the horrifying and unnecessary death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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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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U.S. Library of Congress selects law professor's blog for collection

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 28, 2020 2:00:50 PM

Texas A&M Law professor Gabriel Eckstein received notice that his blog, International Water Law Project Blog, was selected to be in the Legal Blawgs Web Archive. The collection, described by the Library of Congress, is a selective collection of sites associated with American Bar Association approved law schools, research institutes, think tanks and other expertise-based organizations. It is composed of digital content--journal-style entries, articles and essays, discussions and comments on emerging legal issues, national and international.

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Topics: Gabriel Eckstein, faculty and staff, Texas A&M Law

TAMU Law students build toolbox for those seeking freshwater solutions

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 20, 2020 2:09:15 PM

Students in Texas A&M Law's environmental law program, officially named the Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resource Systems Law Program (EENRSLP) created a toolbox for entities building water desalination and water recycling facilities. Desalination is the process of turning brackish or salty water into drinking water, while water recycling extracts water from the waste stream, treats it, and makes it usable for certain productive uses. Given the scarcity of water, in Texas particularly, both processes are highly sought after solutions.

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Topics: EENRS, Texas A&M Law, freshwater solutions

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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Topics: Clinics, tamu law, immigrant rights clinic, students, faculty and staff, Texas A&M Law

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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, 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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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.