2013 Nomination Form

The University of New Mexico School of Law Alumni/ae Association seeks nominations for its 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award on October 25, 2013.

The criteria are as follows:

  1. UNM School of Law graduate or substantial connection or contribution (professor, adjunct professor, etc.) to the law school.
  2. Distinguished career, legal or otherwise (i.e. private practice, government practice, judiciary, business, etc.).
  3. Well known and respected in New Mexico and possibly elsewhere.
  4. Many years dedicated to a legal or other career.
  5. Other community involvement (i.e. government service, charitable involvement, etc.)

We encourage nominations from throughout New Mexico. You can nominate up three people. Please include some background information about your nominees.

Previous Award Recipients

Nomination deadline: Friday, May 10, 2013.

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Since 1993, the School of Law Alumni/ae Association has sponsored 16 dinners with the following awardees:    

1993 – Paul Robinson (`50)
Honorable Santiago Campos (`53)
Ruth C. Streeter (`53)

1994 -  Franklin Jones (`56)
Professor Henry Weihofen
Honorable Mary C. Walters (`62)
Haskell Rosebrough (`51)

1995 -  Honorable Dan Sosa, Jr. (`51)
John D. Robb, Jr.
William E. Bondurant, Jr.
Raymond W. Schowers (`73) (posthumously)

1996 - Professor Albert Utton
Felix Briones (`57)

1997  - Honorable E. L. Mechem
Honorable Joe Wood (`50)
D. Russell Moore (`57)

1998 - Gene Gallegos (`60)
Honorable Richard Ransom
U.S. Representative Steve Schiff (`72) (posthumously)

1999 - Honorable Howard Bratton
Kevin Gover (`81)
Professor Fred Hart

2000 – Sarah Bradley (`72)
Arturo Jaramillo
William Snead (`61)

2001 – John R. Cooney (`65)
Raymond G. Sanchez (`67)
Anne B. Thomas (`83)

2003 -  Professor Robert J. Desiderio
Nancy Hollander (`78)
Luis G. Stelzner

2004 – Ranne D. Miller (`67)
Maureen A. Sanders (`79)
Associate Dean Peter A. Winograd

2005 – Richard L. Gerding (`64)
Honorable Tommy E. Jewell (`79)
Professor Ruth L. Kovnat

2006 – Arthur O. Beach (`70)
Pat R. Bryan, III (`74)
John E. Echohawk (`70)
Toby Grossman (`68) (posthumously)

2007 – Professor Michael B. Browde
Randi M. McGinn (`80)
Andrew G. Schultz (`84)
Walter K. Martinez (`55) (posthumously)

2008 - William H. Carpenter (`66)
Honorable Pamela B. Minzner (posthumously)
Gary O. O`Dowd (`65)

2009 – Professor William T. McPherson, Jr. (`66)
Paula Tackett (`77)
U.S. Senator Tom Udall (`77)

2011- Catherine Goldberg ('75)
Peter Mallery ('68)
Professor Emeritus and former Dean Leo M. Romero

2012 - Professor Anne Bingaman, Richard Civerolo (`50), Professor and former Dean Ted Parnall (`67, January) and Wendy York (`82)