Judge Harris L Hartz of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals delivered the commencement address during the 2008 ceremony on the UNM School of Law's back patio.
A total of 109 graduates received the purple hoods signifying receipt of a juris doctor.
During the ceremony, outgoing Dean Suellyn Scarnecchia received an honor from graduate Gail Chasey on behalf of the New Mexico Legislature. Chasey serves in the House of Representatives.
The night before the commencement ceremony, members of the Class of 2008 received an array of honors and awards.