Faculty by Expertise

The University of New Mexico School of Law faculty brings to the legal arena a broad range of expertise that it regularly contributes to the larger legal community and the state. Professors are available to share their individual expertise when a news event occurs, either locally or nationally.

Following is a comprehensive listing, including telephone numbers and email addresses, of UNM law professors and their areas of expertise. We recommend you leave both a voice and email message when seeking comment.

For help identifying the best faculty member to provide comment or answer questions, please contact UNM School of Law Communications.



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Administrative Law Reed Benson Eileen Gauna John LaVelle  
Alternative Dispute Resolution Scott Hughes      
Animal Law Marsha Baum Dawinder Sidhu
(Service Animals)
Antitrust Law Alfred Mathewson      
Arbitration Scott Hughes Ted Occhialino    
Art Law Sherri Burr      
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Bankruptcy Law Nathalie Martin      
Bioethics Rob Schwartz      
Business Ethics Alfred Mathewson      
Business Law Nathalie Martin Alfred Mathewson Sergio Pareja  
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Capital Punishment Jim Ellis Elizabeth Rapaport    
Child Advocacy April Land Mike Norwood    
Children's Health Law and Policy Mike Norwood Rob Schwartz    
Civil Procedure Ted Occhialino      
Civil Rights Dawinder Sidhu
(Education, post-9/11)
Clemency Elizabeth Rapaport      
Clinical Legal Education Barbara Creel
(Cultural Literacy)
April Land    
  Alfred Mathewson Mike Norwood Christine Zuni Cruz  
Community Property        
Computer Applications and Internet Law Mike Norwood      
Consumer and Commercial Law Nathalie Martin      
Constitutional History Chris Fritz      
Constitutional Law Jim Ellis Margaret Montoya Dawinder Sidhu  
Contracts Nathalie Martin Jennifer Moore Sergio Pareja  
Copyright Marsha Baum Sherri Burr    
Corporations Alfred Mathewson      
Criminal Justice Barbara Bergman Jim Ellis Elizabeth Rapaport Leo Romero
Criminal Law in Indian Country Barbara Creel      
Cultural Property Sherri Burr      
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Disability Law Jim Ellis Dawinder Sidhu
Domestic Violence        
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Economic Development Nathalie Martin Alfred Mathewson    
Economics and the Law        
Elder Law Nathalie Martin      
Election Law        
Employment Discrimination Margaret Montoya Dawinder Sidhu    
Employment Law Margaret Montoya      
Entertainment Law Sherri Burr      
Environmental Justice Eileen Gauna      
Environmental Law Eileen Gauna Denise Fort    
Evidence Barbara Bergman Barbara Creel    
Executive Clemency Elizabeth Rapaport      
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Family Law April Land      
Federal Habeas Corpus Barbara Creel Dawinder Sidhu
(National Security)
Federal Jurisdiction April Land      
Film Law Sherri Burr      
Financial Crisis        
Financial Literacy Nathalie Martin      
Financial Markets and Regulation        
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Gambling Law        
Global Warming Denise Fort      
Government Ethics        
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Health Law Nathalie Martin Rob Schwartz    
Health Law Ethics and Policy Rob Schwartz      
Human Rights Jennifer Moore      
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Immigration Law Jennifer Moore Gloria Valencia-Weber    
Indian Civil Rights Barbara Creel      
Indian Gaming John LaVelle      
Indian Habeas Corpus Barbara Creel      
Indian Law Barbara Creel John LaVelle Gloria Valencia-Weber Christine Zuni Cruz
Indian Tax John LaVelle      
Information Technology and the Law Marsha Baum      
Intellectual Property Marsha Baum Sherri Burr    
International Business Transactions Alfred Mathewson Sergio Pareja    
International Employment Law Margaret Montoya      
International Family Law        
International Law Sherri Burr Jennifer Moore Elizabeth Rapaport  
International Law and Indigenous People Gloria Valencia-Weber Christine Zuni Cruz    
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Judicial Selection Leo Romero      
Jurisprudence Chris Fritz Elizabeth Rapaport    
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Latinos and the Law Margaret Montoya    
Law and Medicine Margaret Montoya      
Law and Society Nathalie Martin Margaret Montoya Elizabeth Rapaport  
Law Libraries and Archives Michelle Rigual      
Legal Education Leo Romero Peter Winograd    
Legal Ethics Marsha Baum Elizabeth Rapaport    
Legal History Chris Fritz      
Legal Writing Steven Homer David Stout    
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Media: TV and Radio Sherri Burr Margaret Montoya    
Mental Disabilities, Mental Health and the Law Jim Ellis      
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National Security Law Elizabeth Rapaport Dawinder Sidhu    
Natural Resources Law Reed Benson Denise Fort    
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Pipeline Programs / Partnerships with Public Schools Margaret Montoya      
Popular Culture and the Law Sherri Burr Margaret Montoya    
Professional Responsibility Mike Norwood Elizabeth Rapaport    
Property and the Law Marsha Baum Chris Fritz Eileen Gauna  
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Race and the Law Margaret Montoya    
Real Estate Law Nathalie Martin      
Refugee and Asylum Law Jennifer Moore      
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Sales Marsha Baum Fred Hart    
Securities Law        
Sikhs in America Dawinder Sidhu      
Sports Law Alfred Mathewson      
State Constitutional History and Law Chris Fritz      
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Tax Law Alfred Mathewson Sergio Pareja    
Terrorism and the Law Elizabeth Rapaport      
Tort Law Margaret Montoya Ted Occhialino Rob Schwartz  
Trademark Law Marsha Baum      
Trials Barbara Bergman      
Tribal Courts Christine Zuni Cruz      
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Urban Poverty Dawinder Sidhu      
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Water Law Reed Benson      
Water Policy Denise Fort      
Weather in U.S. Law and Society Marsha Baum      
Wills and Trusts Sherri Burr Sergio Pareja Carol Parker  
Women's Rights Elizabeth Rapaport      
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