Dean Robert B. Ahdieh has been named Vice President for Professional Schools and Programs by Texas A&M University President M. Katherine Banks. He will serve in this new position concurrently with his appointment as Dean of the School of Law and Anthony G. Buzbee Endowed Dean’s Chair.
On November 10, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp announced plans to build a new Texas A&M research campus and collaborative innovation hub in downtown Fort Worth.
“The A&M System is making a Texas-sized commitment to Fort Worth,” Sharp said. “Welcome to Aggieland North.”
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, along with government and business leaders from Fort Worth and across Texas, announced plans today to build a new research campus and collaborative innovation hub in downtown Fort Worth.
The Texas A&M University School of Law Alumni Board is pleased to announce the 2021 Alumni Legacy Awards recipients. This new program has been created to recognize outstanding law school alumni for their individual achievements, contributions to their professions, service to their community, and loyalty to the law school.
Join us as we celebrate the recipients at the 2021 Alumni Legacy Awards Reception on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fort Worth Club. For tickets and sponsorship information, click here.
From the Office of the Texas A&M University Office of the Provost:
Three Texas A&M University faculty were selected for the 2021 University Professorship award, including Texas A&M Law's Nancy Welsh. University Professorships recognize faculty who have demonstrated significant and sustained accomplishments in their discipline and who have gained recognition both nationally and internationally. The award also acknowledges a commitment to inclusivity and diversity and excellence in teaching and service.
At its November 12 meeting, the Peter Yu a Regents Professor. This designation is the most prestigious award from the System to highlight exemplary faculty. Professor Yu holds a joint appointment at the School of Law and the Department of Communication at Texas A&M UniversityProfessor
Texas A&M University alumnus Drew Tipton ’90 was sworn in as a U.S. District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on June 26. He is the fifth Aggie appointed to an Article III judgeship.
“Texas A&M School of Law congratulates Judge Tipton on his nomination and confirmation to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas,” says Dean Bobby Ahdieh of Texas A&M School of Law. "In our constitutional order, Judge Tipton and his peers on the bench stand on the front lines of advancing and preserving the Rule of Law.”
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.
Recipients receive an annual stipend for three years, and as faculty members in good standing they retain the title of University Professorship throughout their careers at the university. Nominations for the distinction were submitted by department heads or deans, and the finalists were selected by a university committee and approved by the Provost.
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.
"Does anybody know anything about this stimulus money?"
The question struck Texas A&M Law professor Gabriel Eckstein like a sledgehammer. Posed to an internal listserv by an IT staffer at the law school, Eckstein immediately saw the greater implications. The massive $2.15 trillion stimulus package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act came with a blizzard of rules and requirements, all encoded in legalese that few could understand.