global lawGlobal Lawyering at
​Texas A&M University School of Law

Today’s problems require global solutions. Today’s lawyer needs the skills to frame and to shape solutions that draw on all resources regardless of whether they are local or international. The Texas A&M University School of Law Global Programs equips students to develop the mindset, curiosity and skills to advance tomorrow’s path-breaking solutions.

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 ​School of Law Global Programs is committed to understanding this dynamic environment and to equipping students to engage productively in it.

Taylor Winn with Ghanaian children3L Taylor Winn experienced West Africa ​in the field study course "Ghana: Land Use Conflicts and Right to Justice."
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Eckstein at VaticanProfessor Gabriel Eckstein served as a legal commentator at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Seminar on the Human Right to Water held ​at the Vatican.
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Texas A&M Law offers students ​intensive opportunities to ​experience global lawyering with field study courses to:

Students delve into legal issues that affect people around the world such as building the rule of law, access to justice, land use, resource management, dispute resolution, and financial regulation. Students may also work on global rule of law development projects for clients in a variety of countries.

Texas A&M former students and faculty 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.

GLOBAL LAWYERING OPPORTUNITIES

Faculty-led Short Courses and Field Studies

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 LAWYERING FIELD STUDY OPPORTUNITIES:

  • ​THE MIDDLE EAST
    • IsraelWater, Energy, and Dispute Resolution

  • ​EUROPE
    • ScotlandNatural Resource Management and Dispute Resolution
    • Jersey/Guernsey (Channel Islands): Facilitating Trade and Sovereignty, Brexit and the European Union: The Channel Islands and Financial Regulation

  • AFRICA
    • Ghana Land Use and Access to Justice

  • ​THE AMERICAS
    • MexicoEnergy, Regulation of Natural Resources and Dispute Resolution
    • Texas/Mexico border (Laredo, Texas)Borderlands: Special Topics in International Law -- Contemporary Legal Issues Relating to the U.S.-Mexico Border, with Texas A&M International University (TAMIU)

  • ​ASIA
    • Cambodia: ​ Building the Rule of Law and Promoting Legal, Economic and Sustainable Development: The Link between Geographic Indications, Cultural Heritage and the Environment
                    Note: Not all courses are available every year. List above includes past, current, and upcoming courses.

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International Internships and Externships

Texas A&M University School of Law offers students and recent graduates incredible opportunities to explore global lawyering and expand their international resume through externships and internships around the world. ​Internships range from two to twelve weeks in law firms, corporations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and international organizations.
► Learn more about Global Programs internships.

Global Rule of Law Development Seminar & Projects

Backstop clients around the world with research and information on specific law topics. In this capstone course, students work on projects for clients in a variety of countries, creating a written product ​for the requesting agency/organization. Through these projects students will improve their skills in rule of law assessment, research, and communication.

Texas A&M's Commitment to Global Engagement

Texas A&M University has a global reach with study centers in Mexico, Italy, Costa Rica, and a campus in Qatar. Aggies are supported by the Aggie Network, which ​spans the globe with over 450,000 former students worldwide and 35 international A&M Clubs. Learn more about:

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

Visiting Scholars

CLIP visiting scholars 2017-18The Texas A&M University School of Law Visiting Scholar Program welcomes qualified individuals to undertake independent research. Visiting scholars are encouraged to engage in the intellectual life of the School of Law including faculty programs and conferences.
► Learn about the Visiting Scholars Program. 

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