Professors Sherri Burr and Nathalie Martin have become the most recent members of the UNM law faculty to be elected to the American Law Institute. They join Dean Kevin Washburn and professors Eileen Gauna (`85), Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Alfred Mathewson, Gloria Valencia Weber and Peter Winograd.
Burr and Martin were proposed for membership for their professional achievements and demonstrated interest in improving the law. They were among 44 newly elected members to join the institute on Jan. 20, 2011. They join 4,270 judges, lawyers and legal educators from around the world who are making significant contributions to the legal profession and society.
Through its members, the prestigious nonprofit organization drafts, discusses, revises and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes and principles of law that are influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. In recent years, more of the institute’s work has become international in scope.
“I am delighted to welcome these distinguished and talented new members to the American Law Institute,” said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo, a shareholder with Modrall Sperling in Albuquerque. “From its very beginning in 1923, the institute has been dedicated to clarifying and improving the law. Our mission of law reform continues to be vitally important in view of the challenging problems our country faces today. I am sure our newest members will find their association with the institute to be both professionally and personally rewarding, and I look forward to the new energies and insights they will bring to our law reform activities.”
January 21, 2011