B.U.S. 1979, University of New Mexico
J.D. 1982, University of California, Los Angeles
Member of the District of Columbia and New Mexico Bars
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez contributes an eclectic voice to the UNM law faculty.
In addition to leading the school's clinical programs, she participated in the development of the book, Best Practices for Legal Education, written by Roy Stuckey and others and published by CLEA. She is also a contributing author to the Best Practices for Legal Education Blog.
She is series editor for Latino Communities: Emerging Voices-Political, Social, Cultural and Legal Issues (1998) and has been editor for another series, entitled, Latinos in the United States: History, Law and Perspective. She also has published poetry in literary magazines.
A New Mexico native, Professor Sedillo Lopez joined the UNM law faculty in 1986 after clerking for the District of Columbia Circuit Court and working in private practice.
She has taught a broad range of courses, from land use, civil procedure and professional responsibility to comparative law. She alternated teaching an academic course with a clinical course until 2001, when she became director of the law school's clinical programs.
A key clinical project has been the UNM Access to Justice Practitioner Network, a group of lawyers willing to offer pro bono and reduced-fee services to under-served clients that the clinic is unable to help. She also is working with the UNM School of Medicine on ways to improve the way lawyers and physicians process domestic violence cases.
In 1996, she took a semester off to run the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign in New Mexico, after which she taught election law at both the UNM law school and the University of Utah.
She has published nationally on a broad range of topics, including international child abduction, family law, Navajo marriage, clinical legal education, Spanish/ English legal dictionaries, international advocacy on women’s right and legal education. She has spoken on topics in her areas of expertise to regional, national and international audiences.
She is president of the Board of Directors of Enlace Comunitario and a member of the Board of the Southwest Women's Law Center and the Valley Improvement Association.