The Center for Wildlife Law, founded in 1990 at the University of New Mexico School of Law's Institute of Public Law, closed its doors on July 31. During its 21 years of operation, the center developed a national reputation for its expertise in wildlife law and the Wildlife Law News Quarterly, which kept lawyers in the field up-to-date on wildlife developments.
The Center's most popular program, Wild Friends, will continue. This award-winning youth program, through participating school students, has been responsible for the drafting, support and passage of 19 wildlife-related bills and memorials in the New Mexico Legislature. With legislative funding, this program will continue to be operated under the Institute of Public Law's new Regulatory Programs and Training Center.
"It is difficult to let the center go at a time when wildlife law and policy is more important, and more in the public eye, than ever before," said Director and Founder Ruth Musgrave (`79). "But we had a very good run and accomplished some great things."
August 1, 2011