Global Programs

Global Law at Texas A&M University School of Law

Ask anyone in law practice today and they will likely tell you that some of the most complex and interesting legal questions now arise from cross-border transactions, family arrangements and enterprises made possible by the lowering of cost, time and distance barriers. Lawyers today live and work in an exciting time of change and flux with new players, new institutions and new opportunities. The Texas A&M University Global Law Program is committed to understanding this dynamic environment and to equipping students to engage productively in it.

Texas and the World

Texas is a global player ​with:
  • $251 billion in exports
  • 54 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Texas
  • more than 64,600 multinational corporations with Texas operations reported by the Texas Secretary of State
  • a 1,254 mile international border with Mexico and a long history of cross-border activity

Ku Morriss Alkon Asia 2016 Texas A&M University has a global reach with study centers in Mexico, Italy, Costa Rica, and a campus in Qatar. The Aggie Network ​spans the globe with over 450,000 former students worldwide and 35 international A&M Clubs.

Texas A&M students are leaders in their professions. For law, this includes global leadership. Law practice today is built on ties and relationships. For the Texas A&M lawyer, the ties and relationships are global.


Faculty-led Short Courses and Field Trips

Read our May 2017 Field Trip student blogs
from Cambodia, Ghana and Jersey

Join faculty for an international or cross-border component on a selected topic as a stand-alone course or as part of a larger course. Learn more about our global field study opportunities.

  • Africa
    • Ghana Land Use and Access to Justice
      Led by Vice Dean Aric Short and Professor Thomas Mitchell
      Possible field placement to follow

  • The Americas
    • Cayman IslandsFinancial Regulation
      Led by Dean Andrew Morriss and Professor Mark Burge
    • Mexico:  Water and Natural Resources
      Led by Professors Gabriel Eckstein and Ron Kaiser
    • Laredo, TexasBorderlands
      Led by Associate Dean Stephen Alton
      Possible field placement to follow
    • Guatemala:  field placements

  • Asia
    • Cambodia: ​ Building the Rule of Law
      Led by Associate Deans Cynthia Alkon and Charlotte Ku
      Possible field placement to follow

  • Europe
    • Jersey (Channel Islands)Facilitating Trade
      Led by Dean Andrew Morriss and Professor William Magnuson
      Possible field placement to follow

Recent courses:

International Field Placements and Externships

Placements range from two to twelve weeks in law firms, corporations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and international organizations. Students will generally complete a related short course prior to starting an international externship.
Representative current partner:
          Vishnu Law Group, Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Learn more

Global Rule of Law Development Seminar

Backstop lawyers around the world with research and information on specific law topics.
 Representative partner:
          ​COFOCE, Guanajuato, Mexico, on trademarks and business development

Italy Florence student group
Pham Vietnam
costa rica 2015