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NM Real ID Sample

Real ID Free Legal Fair open to the public on November 4 at UNM Law School
October 27, 2017
The Real ID requirements that took effect in November are fairly sophisticated to navigate. They may prove challenging for people who are trying to get or renew a driver’s license, have questions about a name change, or need advice on changing or getting a delayed birth certificate.

Gail Evans and Preston Sanchez

Social Justice Lunchbox Speakers use the Constitution to advance racial equity
October 27, 2017
Attorneys Gail Evans and Preston Sanchez of the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (http://nmpovertylaw.org/) spoke during a Social Justice Lunchbox event on October 18th about how they successfully used the New Mexico Constitution to extend Workers Compensation benefits to poorly paid agricultural workers who toil under grueling conditions.

Professor Maryam Ahranjani

Hofstra Law Review Publishes “The Prisonization of America’s Public Schools” by Professor Ahranjani
October 26, 2017
Students who have not taken a class with Professor Maryam Ahranjani may not be aware of her dedication to the rights of young people.

Constitution Day 01

Eighty high school students learn about the Constitution at UNM Law School on Sept. 22
October 24, 2017
Three UNM School of Law alumni were honored at the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (NMDLA) Annual Awards Luncheon, CLE and Annual Meeting on September 29, 2017.

NMDLA Luncheon

Three alumni receive awards at New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association Luncheon
October 24, 2017
Three UNM School of Law alumni were honored at the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (NMDLA) Annual Awards Luncheon, CLE and Annual Meeting on September 29, 2017.

Professors John Whitlow and Serge Martinez (second and third from left) with students in the Fall 2017 Economic Justice Clinic.

A positive force in our community: the Economic Justice Clinic
October 19, 2017
Students in the newly redesigned Economic Justice Clinic (EJC), one of the six sections in UNM Law School’s top-rated clinical program, are learning to think and practice like lawyers.

U.S. Senator Dennis Chavez

Using the Constitution to Advance Racial EquityU.S. Senator Dennis Chavez Endowed Lectureship to discuss struggle for civil rights and social justice
October 16, 2017
U.S. Senator Dennis Chavez, one of New Mexico’s most influential U.S. senators during the mid-20th century, was a pivotal and early advocate of civil rights legislation.

Law School

Using the Constitution to Advance Racial Equity
October 16, 2017
“Using the Constitution to Advance Racial Equity” to take place Wednesday, October 18 from 12-1 pm

Jim Dawdy, Class of 2019

ABA appoints Jim Dawdy, Class of 2019, as the only law student on prestigious council
October 11, 2017
James H. “Jim” Dawdy, class of 2019, was recently appointed by the president of the ABA to the ABA Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative Council of the Rule of Law Initiative (CEELI). Dawdy is the only law student on this prestigious council of attorneys and judges from around the U.S.

Dominic Martinez

Dominic Martinez (’17), Kyle Duffy (’18) and Jannette Mondragon (’18) receive three of UNM Law School’s top awards
October 10, 2017
Dominic Martinez, (’17) and Kyle Duffy (’18) recently received the law school’s top awards for academic excellence, and Jannette Mondragon (’18) was recognized for demonstrating professionalism and ethical conduct.

Professor Reed Benson

NM Attorney General Hector Balderas honored for contributions to his profession by Council for Opportunity in Education
October 2, 2017
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas (Class of 2001) and four other former students who were either low-income and/or first in their family to attend college were recently honored for remarkable contributions to their professions.

Professor Reed Benson

Professor Reed Benson Quoted in NY Times Article
October 2, 2017
Professor Reed Benson, chair of the UNM Law School Natural Resources & Environmental Law Program, was quoted in a New York Times article published on Sept. 26, 2017.

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