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Professor Sergio Pareja was included in a Bucket List presented in National Jurist's March 2011 issue. He was one of 22 professors and one dean chosen from across the country for the magazine's list of most interesting law professors.
"We all know that a good professor can make law school a lot more interesting and maybe even a little adventurous," wrote Managing Editor Michelle Weyenberg in the article. "What if you could bring together the most interesting profs from across the nation? …All of them would make law school – dare we say – a fun and fascinating experience. And if you get the chance, these are the profs you have to take before you die."
Pareja is listed under Tax Law and here's what Weyenberg wrote about him:
"Sergio Pareja works his students hard, giving them homework and occasional pop quizzes and a mid-term and a final, but he works as hard as the students do, say his peers. The students love him for it. And part of what they enjoy is that he occasionally breaks into song in class.
Pareja joined the UNM law faculty in 2005 after nearly nine years in private practice in Colorado and Indiana. Most recently, Pareja was a partner in the tax department at a large Denver law firm. While in private practice, Pareja specialized in Federal individual and corporate income tax planning, state and local tax matters, and estate and gift tax planning.
The Bucket List: 23 Law Profs to Take Before You Die, The National Jurist (March 2011)
March 21, 2011