TAMU Law students receive top honors at national competitions

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 23, 2019 2:59:01 PM

Both Texas A&M University School of Law moot teams competing in the American Bar Association (ABA) national finals this month, finished as national semifinalists--a part of the top four in the nation. 

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Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, tamu law, jennifer ellis, moot court

TAMU Law's John Murphy receives a Distinguished Achievement Award

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 5, 2019 1:47:07 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law is delighted to announce that Instructional Associate Professor of Law John Murphy has been selected to receive a Texas A&M University Distinguished Achievement Award in the category of teaching.

Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young says that this award is “among the most prestigious awards that can be presented to faculty or staff at Texas A&M University. The selection is rigorous, and the recipients are chosen by a campus-wide committee composed of faculty, students, former students, and staff.” The award is funded by the Association of Former Students.

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Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, Association of Former Students, tamu law, John Murphy

TAMU Law students help win a case for a detained immigrant

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Apr 2, 2019 3:13:55 PM

Students participating in the the Texas A&M University School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic won protection under the Convention Against Torture for a client from Somalia last week. The court found a greater than 50 percent chance of future torture with government acquiescence. This is an extremely difficult type of case to win, according to TAMU Law Professor and Director of the Immigrants Rights Clinic Fatma Marouf. Nationwide, only 1.8 percent of applications under the Convention Against Torture were granted in 2017.

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Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, Fatma Marouf, immigrant rights clinic

TAMU Law Faculty In Demand

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 22, 2019 5:03:57 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law faculty members are asked to speak internationally about topics they know will impact the global community. 

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Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, WILLIAM H. BYRNES, Gabriel Eckstein, Thomas Mitchell, tamu law, carol pauli

Meet the REP-PP Class of 2019

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 22, 2019 12:18:00 PM

Each year, students in the Residency Externship Program in Public Policy (REP-PP) contribute to the REP-PP website through blog posts.  In addition to the “Meet the Students” blog posts, each student submits at least one post centered around one of the Aggie Core Values - Loyalty, Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Respect and Selfless Service. Check back often to see how our students are progressing in their externships and exemplifying our Aggie Core Values.

Get to know the students participating in the Spring 2019 Texas A&M School of Law Residency Externship Program in Public Policy in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas. Click here.

Applications for 2020 will be accepted until June 1. This is the opportunity for increased exposure to leadership, service and policymaking.

Texas A&M Law Residency Externship Program in Public Policy Class of 2019

 
 
Washington D.C. Externs (top photo, left to right):
  • Taylor Winn, U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary for Senator John Cornyn
  • Daniel Howell, Cornerstone Government Affairs
  • Ashley Graves, Environmental Law Institute
  • Daniel Weinstein, U.S. Senate, Office of Senator Patty Murray
  • Pedro Bravo, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Ryan Grant, Republican Study Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

 
Austin Texas Externs (bottom photo, left to right):
  • Jacob Hugentobler, Office of Governor Greg Abbott, Budget & Policy Office
  • Megan Fullerton, Texas Senate State Affairs Committee
  • Michael Galyen, Texas Senate Business & Commerce Committee
  • Taylor Faught, Texas Agriculture Commission (not pictured)
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Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, Lisa Rich, tamu law, externship, public policy

Dean Ahdieh accepts a board position with Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 14, 2019 12:14:05 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law dean, Robert "Bobby" Ahdieh, joins the Board of Directors of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. 

Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. (DFWI) was established in 1981 to plan, advocate and manage public space projects in the downtown area. It is a 501(c)(6) non-profit membership organization, focused on making downtown Fort Worth a "premiere destination for work, leisure, living and shopping."

"Given the School of Law's strong commitment to Fort Worth and its downtown, I could not be more pleased to join in DFWI's important work."

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University School of Law, Robert Ahdieh

TAMU Law professor participates in Trump-inspired discussion

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 8, 2019 4:28:24 PM

Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Michael Z. Green participated, via video conference, in a public discussion at Brandeis University about the Harvard Law School Negotiation Journal special issue devoted to negotiation topics related to President Trump. Professor Green’s article "Negotiating Race in the Workplace After Trump" was published in volume 39, issue 1 of the Negotiation Journal. More than 30 invited experts contributed to the special issue that has received media attention on Huffington Post and Indisputably Blog.

 

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TAMU Law professor appointed to another term on a U.S. state department committee

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 8, 2019 2:16:16 PM

Texas A&M University Law Professor William Henning has been a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL) since 2008, and he was recently appointed to another term on the committee. ACPIL’s purpose is to serve the State Department “with respect to significant issues of private international law arising or likely to arise in the work of international organizations of which the United States is a Member State, or in international bodies in whose work the United States has an interest, or in the foreign relations of the United States.” Over the years, Professor Henning has participated in numerous discussions that have helped the State Department set its agenda in the area of private international law.

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Topics: Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University School of Law, tamu law, William Henning

TAMU Law students travel to the Rio Grande Valley to perform pro bono work

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 6, 2019 7:08:46 PM
Texas A&M University School of Law students, faculty, staff and partners traveled to the Rio Grande Valley late February to develop a better understanding of the border region, one of the fastest growing regions in Texas, according to Professor and Associate Dean for Experiential Education Luz Herrera. Herrera leads the law school's clinical legal education efforts and works to expose students to real-world application.
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TAMU Law student publishes article with the Harvard Latinx Law Review

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Mar 6, 2019 6:05:21 PM

Kevin Hernandez, editor-in-chief of the Texas A&M Journal of Property Law, considers his greatest accomplishment to date being offered an invitation to publish his article, The Implications of Environmental Law and Latino Property Rights on Modern-Age Border Security: Rejecting a Physical Border and Embracing a Virtual Wall, with the Harvard Latinx Law Review.

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Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, Timothy Mulvaney, tamu law, Luz Herrera, Fatma Marouf, aric short

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