Professor of Law
B.A. 1982, Dartmouth College
J.D. 1986, Harvard Law School
Member of the New Mexico, District of Columbia, and Oregon Bars
Norman Bay joined the UNM School of Law faculty in 2002 after a distinguished career in public service. After leaving the Justice Department as the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico, Bay began teaching at UNM in the spring of 2002. His courses include Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, Evidence, Introduction to Constitutional Law, and National Security Law.
Bay clerked for Judge Otto R. Skopil, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1986 to 1987 in Portland, Oregon. He then joined the Office of Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. In 1989, Bay became an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., where he worked in the criminal division.
In 1995, he transferred to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Albuquerque, where he prosecuted violent crimes and later became the supervisor of the violent crime section. In 2000, President Clinton appointed Bay U.S. Attorney, and he was confirmed by the Senate. During his Justice Department career, Bay was detailed to the Treasury Department as a Special Assistant to the Inspector General and taught at the Justice Department's National Advocacy Center in Columbia, S.C.