Texas A&M Journal of Property Law

Who We Are


The Texas A&M Journal of Property Law began as the Texas Wesleyan Journal of Real Property Law in 2011 and was founded by Jessica DeWitt, E. Keeton Monahan, Jill Smith and Jason Wright.

The Texas Wesleyan Journal of Real Property Law began as the Whiteacre group: four 2Ls, meeting in a study room, working on a proposal to the dean for second student publication. With varying backgrounds in mass communications, cinema, and public relations, the group had broad interests. After surveying the topics of Texas, regional, and national journals, the students found no existing niche for student-edited articles about issues affecting property owners. With this in mind, it became the policy of the Journal to place special emphasis on matters pertaining to real property.

In 201​3, when Texas A&M University ​acquired Texas Wesleyan Law, the Journal became the Texas A&M University Journal of Real Property Law.

In 2015, The Executive Board of the Journal of Real Property Law removed the word ‘Real’ from the Journal’s title, thus broadening the focus from solely real property to encompass all types of property including chattel and intellectual.

Journal Purpose Statement

"Excellence Through Development and Service"

We believe being part of a team has value. Therefore, we exist to create an inclusive community environment where development is a priority. We believe the success of the Journal of Property Law enhances the success of Texas A&M University School of Law. We are committed to earning the confidence of our authors. We believe our audience should get what they need, how they need it.