UNM Law Semester in DC

The Washington, DC Metro Area boasts the largest group of School of Law alumni outside the state of New Mexico. Our DC area alumni are very connected and engaged with the Law School despite the geographic distance.

In the UNM Law Semester in DC, students are paired with 2-3 mentors who meet with students and provide invaluable guidance.

Students are also invited to various professional and social events and happy hours throughout the semester, providing even more opportunities to interact with alumni.

UNM Law Professor Dave Sidhu, in the Washington area completing a fellowship with the US Supreme Court, taught the semester-long course in 2013.

Several alumni lent their time and expertise to the program. Class speakers included former professor Norman Bay, Francisco "Paco" Perez ('08), Capt. David Iglesias ('84), Anne Noel Occhialino ('98), Michael Connolly ('93), Sumita Mukhoty ('88), and Denise Coca ('96). Jane Cavanaugh (’95) and Ann Claassen (’89) were also exceptionally dedicated to the program and its students.

"It is clear to me that there is a truly wonderful and impressive community of UNM law graduates in the Washington, DC, area, who are eager to give back to the law school by way of helping our students that are in the Nation's Capital," says Sidhu. "The alums were instrumental in ensuring that this year's participating DC Program students felt welcome and supported. The law school has a significant presence in Washington, DC, and our mark on national policies and legal developments will only increase as this program continues to grow."