Assistant Professor of Law
B.A. 1992, Centre College of Kentucky
J.D. 2002, University of New Mexico School of Law
Member of the New Mexico Bar
George Bach teaches constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, evidence, employment law and clinic.
During and after law school, Bach worked for K. Lee Peifer (`77), litigating in civil rights, union-side labor law and employee-side employment law. In 2005, Bach became the first staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, where he litigated a wide variety of civil rights cases in state and federal courts. In 2009, he teamed up with Matthew L. Garcia (`05) and formed the firm of Bach & Garcia. He is now of counsel at Garcia Ives Nowara.
A former president of the New Mexico Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association, Bach was honored with a Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance "Treasure" Award in 2007 for his work in the LGBT community. In 2009, U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich nominated him to the New Mexico State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Bach also serves as a volunteer co-legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico.
In 2012, he was presented with the “Mr. Holland’s Dopest” professor award by the graduating class.