International Financial Law Prof Blog

Editor: William Byrnes
Texas A&M University
School of Law

Monday, April 13, 2015

Texas A&M Hires Nine Highly Published Law Faculty

Texas A&M announced the addition of nine new faculty beginning in the fall of 2015.  "Hiring these new faculty is part of our effort to reduce our student-faculty ratio, which will improve the quality of your classroom experience. " states Texas A&M's news release.  "Our new faculty will also allow us to offer you a greater number of specialized courses taught by top experts in their respective fields."

With the addition of these nine faculty, Texas A&M Law will boast a full time faculty of 48.  Texas A&M established its law school in 2013 through an acquisition of an ABA fully approved JD program.


William Byrnes, International Financial Law Professor editor, is a leading international tax and financial crimes expert who has authored over 20 books and treatises for Lexis, Kluwer, National Underwriter, 16 chapters of Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation, and hundreds of trade journal articles.  Professor Byrnes pioneered online legal education in 1994 and created the first online LL.M. offered by an ABA accredited law school. 

Irene Calboli specializes in intellectual property, European Union law, and international trade law. She has published numerous articles in journals such as the Illinois Law Review and Florida Law Review.

Susan Fortney is one of the country’s foremost legal ethics and attorney malpractice scholars. She has authored many books and law review articles on these and other topics. She also serves on the editorial board for two American Bar Association journals.

Nuno Garoupa is a top scholar in comparative law and law & economics. He has published dozens of articles in journals such as the Illinois Law Review and the American Law and Economics Review. He currently serves as President of the Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos in Portugal. 

Bill Henning is a preeminent scholar in commercial law. Professor Henning has served as Executive Director of the Uniform Law Commission. He is a member of the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code, the American Law Institute, and the State Department’s Advisory Council on Private International Law.

Glynn Lunney is an expert in intellectual property law and also has a Ph.D. in economics. He has published in prestigious journals such as the Virginia Law Review and the Michigan Law Review. 

Angela Morrison is an expert in employment and immigration law. She was previously the Legal Director of the Nevada Immigrant Resource Project, where she conducted outreach on immigration-related issues to community partners, governmental organizations, and immigrant communities. 

Saurabh Vishnubhakat is an expert in intellectual property and patent law. He has published articles in journals such as the Florida Law Review and the Yale Journal of Law and Technology. He previously served in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, advising the agency’s chief economist and other leadership on patent policy. 

Peter Yu is a prolific scholar and an award-winning teacher. He is the author or editor of six books and more than 100 law review articles and book chapters.

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