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