New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Petra Maes (`73) returned to her alma mater as keynote speaker at MALSA's annual reception to welcome incoming students and their families into the UNM School of Law community. During her talk, Maes shared her personal struggles as a law student and encouraged the new students to work hard and not lose sight of the reason they came to UNM.
Maes was one of the founders of MALSA and was also the first Hispanic female to graduate from the UNM School of Law. Former MALSA board members also returned to meet the new law students and reconnect with former classmates. The MALSA 1L Reception was sponsored by the Narvaez Law Firm.