Nearly 800 members and friends of the University of New Mexico School of Law community packed the school's Forum on Nov. 12 to help launch 60 For 60: Shaping Law In New Mexico Since 1950, a celebration of the school's first 60 years of graduates and the many ways they have contributed to the development of modern-day New Mexico.
The 60 For 60 book is filled with a sampling of fun, readable profiles commemorating the 60th anniversary of the law school's first graduating class. It is on sale for $24.95 and can be purchased online.
Alumni from those first 60 years mixed with faculty, staff and students at the spirited November celebration. Offering a few memorable anecdotes from their years at the school were U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (`77), Anne Bingaman, wife of U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, who was the school's first woman professor; Tom Olson (`73) and Mike Hart (`88). Current students Corinne Hale (`11), president of the Student Bar Association, and Lucas Conley (`13) shared what it's like to be a UNM law student today.
The commemorative book culminated a year-long project that began with a comprehensive call for nominations of people, changes, events, legislative breakthroughs, transformational changes and accomplishments related to law in New Mexico and the School of Law. Following an exhaustive review process of the nominations spanning four months, the project's chairs and advisory committee selected the book's contents.
November 22, 2010