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Students learn about public service opportunities to create transformative advocacy in New Mexico
November 17, 2017
Close to fifty UNM Law School students recently attended a public interest session on a fellowship for transformative social change. They also met with representatives from eighteen non-profit organizations that provide direct legal service, policy advocacy or education to New Mexican children and families in need.


Nominations for the 2018 Justice Mary Walters Award due December 1
November 15, 2017
Each year, the Women’s Law Caucus at the University of New Mexico School of Law chooses an outstanding woman in the New Mexico legal community to honor in the name of former Justice Mary Walters, the first woman appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court. Walters represents a pioneering spirit for women in the legal community and the award given in her name stands for courage, strong ethics, leadership, and mentorship in the legal field.

Yael Cannon

Op-ed references Professor Cannon’s research on adverse childhood experiences
November 15, 2017
Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez wrote an op-ed for the November 12th issue of the Albuquerque Journal referencing research conducted by Professor Yael Cannon, currently on leave from the law school.

Photo of refugee children in India by Siddhant Soni on Unsplash.

Students deeply engaged in learning the challenges of seeking protection for refugees
November 14, 2017
This semester, law students have an opportunity to study a unique and relevant area of the law that has global impact: Refugee Law.

Jenny Moore

Social Justice Lunchbox Speaker describes the Effects of Adverse Childhood Events
November 14, 2017
Dr. Andrew Hsi of the Institute for Health, Resilience, and Justice at the UNM Health Sciences Center spoke during a Social Justice Lunchbox event on November 8th about the deleterious life-long effects of Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and other health harming legal needs.

Dr. Adina M.  Thompson will present “Wrongful Conviction, Exoneration, and Coming Home” from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in Room 2405 on Tuesday, November 14.

Presentation on Wrongful Convictions on Tuesday, November 14
November 13, 2017
The Innocence Project of Florida (IPF) has secured the release and exoneration of a number of innocent individuals from Florida’s prisons.

Jenny Moore

Professor Jenny Moore honored by UNM for extensive local and global community service
November 10, 2017
An advocate for the rights of refugees, immigrants and UNM students for decades, Professor Jenny Moore is being recognized for her community service and inspirational example of advocacy and social responsiveness.

Students in front of Art Gallery

UNM Law School Art Gallery issues call to become 2018 Artists in Residence
November 8, 2017
The UNM Law School welcomes students, faculty, staff and the community-at-large. Its Not-for-Profit Art Gallery adds visual appeal, exposure to a diversity of ideas, and a space for artists to display their work.

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Chávez Lecture honors his legacy and reminds us to stand up for the rights of others
November 5, 2017
Nearly 300 people honored the legacy of U.S. Senator Dennis Chávez at the UNM School of Law on October 26.

Professor Joshua E. Kastenberg

Professor Kastenberg Quoted in the New York Times
November 2, 2017
UNM School of Law Professor Joshua E. Kastenberg was quoted in a New York Times article about the colorful history of the military charge “misbehavior before the enemy”.

Professor Robert J. Desiderio

Professor Desiderio shares expertise in the law and practice of international philanthropy
November 2, 2017
Professor Robert J. Desiderio participated in a panel discussion at the ABA’s 2017 Section of International Law Fall Conference in Miami on Friday, October 27.


UNM Law Alumni 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards Dinner exceeds goals, shows law school spirit, raises nearly $100,000 for scholarships
November 1, 2017
Over 500 enthusiastic guests gathered at the UNM Student Union Building on Friday, October 20 to enjoy the UNM Law School’s largest event of the year.

Sherri Burr

Book by Professor Burr is a finalist for 2017 New Mexico Book Awards
November 1, 2017
Once again, a book by Professor Sherri Burr () is a finalist for the New Mexico Book Awards. Burr’s 24th book, the fourth edition of “Entertainment Law in a Nutshell” is a finalist in the Business Book category of the 12th New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. A finalist must receive a score of 80 or more from three judges.

Mo Chavez

Morris “Mo” Chavez (’98) honored with Diverse Business Leader Award
November 1, 2017
Chavez, a shareholder in the SaucedoChavez, P.C. law firm, has also received high-level recognition, such as the State Bar of New Mexico Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award and the Applause Awbuard Recipient for the Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque.

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