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Professor Reed Benson

Professor Reed Benson testifies before Congress on western water uses
May 2, 2016
Reed Benson, Professor of Law and chair of the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program, was invited to share his expertise and appear as a witness to provide testimony before Congress on April 13, 2016.

Justice Cruz Reynoso

Civil rights leader Cruz Reynoso receives MALSA's Fighting for Justice Award
April 27, 2016
Approximately 250 people attended the Mexican American Law Student Association (MALSA) Fighting for Justice Banquet at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town on April 16.

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Amicus Brief by Profs. Barbara Creel and John LaVelle receives national attention
April 25, 2016
Two faculty members in the Law and Indigenous Peoples Program at the University of New Mexico Law School combined their expertise in Indian law to write an amicus brief that has received national attention.

Professor Sherri Burr

Prof. Sherri Burr celebrates final season of Arts Talk with a Wrap Party on April 29
April 21, 2016
Professor Sherri Burr and students in her Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law classes filmed Season 19 - the final season - of Arts Talk with Sherri Burr, a local-cable television show that runs on Comcast Channel 27 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

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Intern at UN helps prosecute war crimes
April 20, 2016
Last fall, Krista Garcia ('16) worked with colleagues from all over the world to help prosecute genocide and war crimes.

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Justice Daniels Begins Second Term As Chief Justice of New Mexico Supreme Court
April 19, 2016
The New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts reports that Justice Charles W. Daniels was sworn as Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court for a two-year term on Monday, April 11, 2016.

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Students argue case in front of federal judge and international delegation
April 19, 2016
Throughout the years, hundreds of New Mexico judges and attorneys have provided critique and feedback to UNM Law School students honing their skills in academic competitions.

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3L Bianca Smoker selected for DOJ Honors Program
April 18, 2016
Bianca Smoker ('16) not only has graduation from law school on her mind, but a prestigious new position with the Department of Justice Attorney General's Honors Program as well.

Professor Cliff Villa

Prof. Villa speaks about Flint drinking water issues at Harvard Law School
April 14, 2016
On April 13, 2016, Professor Cliff Villa gave a presentation at Harvard Law School on the factual circumstances and potential legal remedies for addressing the health consequences of lead contamination in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan.

Professor Carol Suzuki

Prof. Suzuki appointed Chair of AALS Clinical Conference Planning Committee
April 14, 2016
Professor Carol Suzuki has been appointed the Chair of the Planning Committee for the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) 2017 Conference on Clinical Legal Education, which will be held in Denver, CO.

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