"It can be said simply: she (Pamela B. Minzner) was admired for what she accomplished, but she was loved for who she was." These words of former UNM School of Law Dean Fred Hart open the recently released Winter 2009 issue of the New Mexico Law Review, which is dedicated to Minzner, who died of breast cancer in 2007.
The law review issue is one of a number of recent honors recognizing Minzner's contributions to New Mexico. A chair in her name has been established at the UNM School of Law, where she taught for 12 years, and a new state Court of Appeals building is being named in her honor. She served on that court for 10 years before being named to the New Mexico Supreme Court in 1994, where she served until her death.
Along with the foreward written by Hart are five articles in which Minzner's legacy and ideals are celebrated. Article authors are New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Edward Chávez (`81); Robert Laurence (`77), the Robert A. Leflar Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Arkansas; Maureen Sanders (`79), a former UNM law professor and now in private practice in Albuquerque; Minzner's son, Max Minzner, assistant professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University; and son Carl Minzner, associate professor at Washington University School of Law.
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