Professor Eileen Gauna has become the sixth member of the UNM law faculty to be elected to the American Law Institute. She joins Dean Kevin Washburn and professors Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Alfred Mathewson, Gloria Valencia Weber and Peter Winograd.
The prestigious nonprofit institute is the leading independent organization in the United States, producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. Its work has been influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.
Gauna was proposed for membership for her professional achievement and demonstrated interest in improving the law. She joins about 4,000 judges, lawyers and legal educators from around the world who are making significant contributions to the legal profession and society.