SMU Law Professor, Students Volunteer to Help Detained Immigrants

Ever since she moved to Dallas, law professor Natalie Nanasi wanted to take students and volunteer to help immigrant mothers and children gain release from detention in South Texas. Nanasi said she took the idea off the back burner after President Donald Trump’s election.

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How Did Texas A&M Law Crack US News’ Top 100?

Texas A&M University School of Law has broken into the ranks of the top 100 law schools in the U.S. News & World Report, reaching a goal that university officials set in 2012 when they bought the law school.

Published on on March 15, 2017.

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Round 2 in Sanctions Fight Against Penny-Paying Lawyer

Next week, if Austin lawyer Jeff Taylor wins sanctions again from his client’s former attorney, he’ll make a point—spelled out in a proposed order—that the sanctions must be paid by check.

The method of payment is important because of what happened last time defendant Jeffrey Kelly, owner of The Kelly Legal Group in Austin, lost a sanctions fight.

In April 2016, Kelly delivered the $706.50 he was ordered to pay Taylor’s client—all in pennies. Twenty-eight boxes of them, to be exact.

“Those things were heavy,” Taylor said.

Published on on March 2, 2017.

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At Baylor Law, CLE Comes Before the JD

Tough love. That’s how young lawyer Brenna Buchanan saw a new program at Baylor University School of Law that put an extra hurdle between her and the law degree she earned last year. Buchanan was among the first crop of students who made it through Baylor Law’s professional development program.

The innovative program follows a nationwide trend of law schools focusing on developing students’ professional identities as lawyers. Baylor Law’s program has surpassed those at other Texas law schools and drawn national accolades.

Published in Texas Lawyer magazine’s March 2017 issue.

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Texas A&M Law Offers Two Online Graduate Degree Programs

Students of two new distance learning programs at Texas A&M University School of Law might be separated by cities, states or even countries—but they’ll still be bound together in their “cultish” identities as Aggies, said William Byrnes, who created the programs.


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