Bobby Ahdieh 

Dean - Texas A&M School of Law 

Filmmaker: Meridith Manning Productions 


The dean of a law school is not usually recognized for his urban planning abilities. But when Bobby Ahdieh became the Dean of the Texas A&M Law School in 2018, he had to learn some new skills. He’s led the charge for the development of the new campus in downtown Fort Worth, a move that, he says, will bring about a fundamental, beneficial change to both A&M and Fort Worth. It will change the face of the southern part of downtown and give Aggies another place to call home. Ahdieh has become ensconced in the fabric of the city, a move that only makes Fort Worth embrace him even more. 


Rapid-fire Q&A with Bobby: 

What is your title and place of employment?  

Chief Operating Officer, Texas A&M-Fort Worth; Vice President for Professional Schools & Programs, Texas A&M University; Dean, Texas A&M School of Law 


What are your favorite Fort Worth restaurants?  

Taste Community Restaurant; Tokyo Cafe; Little Red Wasp; Press Cafe; Osteria 61; Waters; And more! 


What is your favorite place to take visitors in Fort Worth?  

The Cultural District, given the window it offers into who we are. 


What is your favorite place to enjoy the outdoors in Fort Worth?  

Along the Trinity Trails. 


What is your favorite place to listen to music in Fort Worth?  

Bass Performance Hall. 


What do you think visitors will find unexpected about Fort Worth? 

That it REALLY IS the City of Cowboys & Culture.