Penrose accepts American Bar Foundation Fellow nomination

December 10, 2014

American Bar Foundation Fellows sealTexas A&M University School of Law Professor Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose was recently nominated to become an American Bar Fellow and has accepted the nomination. The ABF was founded in 1952 by the American Bar Association.

The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

Penrose said she felt grateful and humbled by the nomination. “It is always an honor to get the opportunity to represent the university and the law school in a prominent, national organization,” she said.

Penrose joins Texas A&M professor of law Frederic White as a fellow. View the most recent roster of fellows.

About Professor Penrose

Professor Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose, a member of the law school faculty since 2009 and a member of the American Law Institute, teaches Criminal Procedure, International Human Rights, Civil Procedure, and Constitutional Law. Professor Penrose continues to practice in federal court with an emphasis on federal habeas corpus representation of Texas Death Row inmates and Title VII and Title IX litigation challenging gender bias and discrimination in the workplace. Prior to teaching, Professor Penrose served as Senior Law Clerk and pro se Staff Attorney at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. See her research and recent articles on SSRN.

Learn more about her leadership in the classroom, courtroom, and community.