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.
Texas A&M University School of Law is launching a new blog and associated website www.TradeRxReport.com, which explores questions of access to affordable medicines and health care that arise at the intersection of intellectual property law and international trade. With the increasing impact of the Coronavirus on the global economy and our healthcare systems, the importance of issues around the affordability of pharmaceuticals, access to healthcare and medication and globalization become more apparent each day. The inter-relationship of health, trade and intellectual property has been a “hot topic” since the 1980s, when the World Trade Organization was established and the TRIPS Agreement on intellectual property rights was enacted. The current global pandemic merely underscores the need to find a workable solution to the challenge of ensuring innovation and access to medicines on a global scale – and the value of a forum focused on that topic.
"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.
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.
Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Fatma Marouf receives a Presidential Transformational Teaching Grant in the amount of $20,000 to support a project that would expand the experiential learning opportunities offered by the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Texas A&M School of Law.
Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Irene Calboli co-organized the second IPIRA Conference in Indonesia in late February. Hosted by the IP & Innovation Research of Asia (IPIRA) Network, the Second IPIRA Conference was held at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia and welcomed over 150 presenters, chairs and other colleagues from countries in Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe and Africa.
In addition to being a co-organizer, Calboli is also the founder of the IPIRA Network, which counts over 500 members from academic institutions across the world since its launch in 2018.
Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Glynn S. Lunney, Jr. is one of seven university scholars named Distinguished Professors. It is the university’s highest faculty honor. The 2020 class of University Distinguished Professors includes faculty from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Geosciences, the School of Law, and the College of Science.
On October 25, 2019, Texas A&M University School of Law brought together several leading patent scholars to examine the latest domestic and international legal developments at the "Pharmaceutical Innovation, Patent Protection and Regulatory Exclusivities" Symposium.
Texas A&M University School of Law alumna, Brooke Hubbard '17, has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as an associate in the Litigation Section. She will handle commercial litigation and complex family law matters.
On September 27-28, 2019, more than 30 intellectual property and technology law scholars from around the world gathered together at Texas A&M University School of Law to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable.