NRS Faculty Highlights

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on May 3, 2019 9:05:45 AM

Vanessa Casado-Perez

  • Published “Specialization Trend: Water Courts” in the 49th edition of Environmental Law Journal (2019).
  • Published “A Street View of Property” in the University of California Hastings Law Journal (2019).
  • Presented “Liquid Business” at the University of Oklahoma Faculty Workshop in Norman, Oklahoma (January 30, 2019); and at the University of Houston Environmental Works in Progress Series in Houston, Texas (December 6, 2018).
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TAMU Law Student Highlights

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Apr 23, 2019 12:51:14 PM

STUDENTS WIN STATE BAR SCHOLARSHIP

Kevin Hernandez (3L) and Taylor Faught (3L) were awarded the Buck Wynne Memorial Scholarship—established by the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section  —for attaining the highest grades in TAMU Law’s Natural Resources Law and Policy class, taught by Professor Casado Perez.  

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Exploring Careers in Environmental & Natural Resources Law

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Apr 23, 2019 12:09:04 PM

On November 1, 2018, experienced attorneys engrossed students with career advice at a panel on Careers in Environmental & Natural Resources Law. Texas A&M Law proudly hosted Susan Maxwell of Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, Caroline Sweeney with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”), Peter Wahl of Jackson Walker; and Steve McMillen with Texas Instruments (“TI”).

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TAMU Law Property Journal Hosts Rural Development Symposium

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Apr 23, 2019 12:07:17 PM

The Texas A&M Journal of Property Law’s annual fall symposium, Rural Development: Using Innovation to Create Thriving Communities, brought together influential scholars from across the country to present their research on barriers to development and solutions to advance and protect rural America.

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Texas A&M Law Review Hosts Ag Law Symposium

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Apr 23, 2019 12:03:25 PM

The Texas A&M Law Review Fall 2018 Symposium, Agriculture 2.0: The Changing Legal Landscape for Texas Agriculture, invited prominent scholars and practitioners from across the nation to present and comment on current issues in the law of agriculture. Topics included the current trade climate for the ag industry and possible results of the Trump Administration's trade policy changes on producers. Protection of agriculture and rural land was also a common theme throughout the day.

The day began with a panel on environmental policies, highlighting current innovations and efforts relevant to the national and local ag industry. Panelists included Steve Dauphin of the Kirchner Group, Charles Maguire of the United States Environmental Protection Agency - Region 6, and Environmental Counsel Scott Yager of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Afterward, Chelsea Good, General Counsel for the Livestock Marketing Association, presented updates on policies and laws regulating animal traceability.

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NAFTA 2.0 Symposium: Natural Resource Extraction and Sustainable Development panel

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Apr 23, 2019 12:00:11 PM

Texas A&M Law’s Global and Comparative Law Program put on a two-day event running from February 28 to March 1, 2019, addressing the ways by which North America is dealing with global change as a region. The event was attended by many high-profile experts on the subject of trade including keynote speaker, Ricardo Ramirez Hernandez, former WTO Appellate Body member. 

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NRS Program Hosts 10th Annual Energy Symposium

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Apr 23, 2019 11:54:10 AM

The 10th Annual Energy Symposium—Energy Law Currents: From the Ground Uporganized by the TAMU Law Program in Natural Resources Systems, highlighted many pressing issues in energy law. Speakers discussed  topics such as clean energy technology, the hydrocarbon industry’s relationship with local communities, and electricity governance. The symposium also featured valuable advice for students interested in a career in energy law.

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NRS Faculty and Students Learn how Municipal Waste Can be Cleansed by Artificial Wetlands

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Apr 23, 2019 11:47:23 AM

On November 2, 2018, law students and faculty visited the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center in Seagoville, Texas, located outside of Dallas, Texas. Director John DeFillipo greeted the group and provided an orientation on the history, purpose, and future goals of the Wetland Center.

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Professor Eckstein Elected President of International Association

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Apr 23, 2019 11:43:41 AM

Texas A&M Law Professor and Natural Resources Systems Program director, Gabriel Eckstein, was elected president of the non-profit International Water Resources Association (“IWRA”) in late 2018. His three-year term began in January of this year. 

“This is really a wonderful honor,” said Eckstein. “IWRA is one of the most respected, water-focused organizations globally, and I look forward to building on the association’s excellent policy work, which seeks to ensure sustainable water resources for people and the environment.”

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NRS Alumna Stephanie Bradley Fryer Flies Solo

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law NRS Program on Apr 23, 2019 11:40:24 AM

Stephanie Bradley Fryer, a dynamic student during her time at Texas A&M Law and enterprising attorney since graduating in 2017, has not slowed down one iota. Fryer recently hung her own shingle with the establishment of Stephanie Bradley Fryer PLLC. In an effort to further enhance the services she provides to clients, Stephanie also serves as Of Counsel to Rincker Law.

After graduating from Texas A&M Law, Fryer worked as an associate attorney at a firm in her hometown of Stamford, Texas, where she practiced agricultural law and in areas relating to the ag sector, including estate planning and administration, real estate law, and oil & gas law.  Fryer now continues a similar focus at her own firm where she offers legal services for estate planning, real estate, and business planning to rural landowners.

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