Texas A&M Law: Building Aggieland North

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Nov 17, 2021 10:19:35 PM

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.”

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Texas A&M Law to Anchor University’s “Texas-Sized Commitment to Fort Worth”

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Nov 10, 2021 11:44:38 AM

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.

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Alumni Legacy Award recipients announced

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Aug 11, 2021 10:45:00 AM

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.

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Professor Nancy Welsh receives TAMU 2021 Professorship award

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Feb 25, 2021 12:08:00 PM

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.

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Peter Yu Named Texas A&M University Regents Professor

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Nov 12, 2020 2:35:35 PM

At its November 12 meeting, the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System designated Professor Peter Yu a Regents Professor. This designation is the most prestigious award from the System to highlight exemplary faculty. Professor Yu directs the Center for Law and Intellectual Property and holds a joint appointment at the School of Law and the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. He became the first professor from the School of Law to receive this systemwide honor.

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Aggie lawyer sworn in as U.S. District Judge

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Aug 10, 2020 12:45:49 PM

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.”

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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.

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.

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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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Texas A&M Law: The CARES Act Translators

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 23, 2020 10:07:22 AM

"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.

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Texas A&M School of Law to host CARES Act webinar series

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 2, 2020 12:40:43 PM

Texas A&M School of Law faculty members analyze and discuss portions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in a three-part, free webinar series starting Monday, April 6. If you want answers and a practical interpretation of this historic legislation, these webinars are for you. 

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About Texas A&M School of Law

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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About Texas A&M University

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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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.