Texas A&M Law School Aggie Ring Day

April 15, 2016


Ring Day April 2016 little Gig'em

Eighty-four Texas A&M University School of Law students received their Aggie Rings on Friday, April 8, at the law school in Fort Worth.

Director of Former Students, Alumni and External Relations Kristi Kaiser Trail ’00 welcomed students, faculty, staff, family and friends. She received her ring on April 6, 2000, and wears it with pride.

“My Aggie Ring turned sweet sixteen on Wednesday,” she said.

Ring-Day-April2016-speaker3L Mark Lister '92,
Lt. Col., USMC (ret.)

3L Mark Lister ’92 delivered remarks on the history and tradition of the Aggie Ring and shared his journey with the ring and its purpose.

He said that while every ring is identical, they’re also unique.

“Every ring has a story,” he said. “Your ring has a story. Your story started the day you stepped foot on campus.”

Lister is a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel. While in combat, he said the crest of his ring was removed. He made sure to save the crest so it could be placed back on the ring. He wears the same ring to this day.

Trail said in the unlikely event that your ring is destroyed, no worries, it is under warranty. 

Dean and Anthony G. Buzbee Dean’s Endowed Chair Andrew Morriss said that what every lawyer needs is a network.

“The Aggie Network is symbolized by that ring,” he said. “It’s a great honor to wear that ring, and it’s also a great responsibility.

Morriss and Rosalind Jeffers, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, presented the Aggie Rings to students from the class of ’15, ’16 and ’17.

Learn more about the Aggie Ring tradition. The next Law School Ring Day ​will be held September 16, 2016.

See all the Spring 2016 Law School Aggie Ring Day photos ​in our Facebook ​photo album.



- Article by Jennifer Nassar, Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University School of Law