Research Professor of Law
B.S. 1989, Texas A&M University
M.S. 1993, University of North Texas
J.D. 2000, University of New Mexico School of Law
Member of New Mexico, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals bars
Hope Eckert helped develop and supervises the DWI and Domestic Violence Prosecution in Practice course, which is a joint initiative of the University of New Mexico School of Law and the State of New Mexico. Students receive targeted instruction and training in DWI and domestic violence prosecutions.
Since graduating from the UNM School of Law, Eckert has been a solo practitioner, focusing on criminal defense, civil rights, employment and tort cases. She has held various teaching positions as an adjunct faculty at the law school and in 2009 was a visiting professor in the Law Practice Clinic. She also has provided contract research and writing services to New Mexico lawyers.
She was a member of the Federal Criminal Justice Act “A” Panel and has volunteered in various community organizations, including Equal Access to Justice and Dismas House.
In addition to graduating summa cum laude, Eckert received the Freedman, Boyd, Daniels, Hollander, Goldberg & Cline Prize for Excellence in Criminal Law.