Schedule of Classes


Schedule as of January 25, 2024

Law

This course is an introduction to the study of Constitutional Law. The focus will be on the structural framework established by the Constitution, including principles of federalism and the role of the Supreme Court in policing the constitutional order. Among other things, we will study the doctrine of judicial review, the reach of federal legislative power, limits on the reach of state power, the workings of the Supreme Court, and separation of powers and limits on the exercise of federal judicial power.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148168

   

Lecture
John  M  Kang - johnkang@unm.edu32
00248525

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Josh  E  Kastenberg - jkastenberg@unm.edu36
00352975

   

Lecture
Staff 3 Section Full

This course will introduce students to sources of international law, states, international organizations and non-governmental organizations, international dispute settlement, jurisdiction, human rights, international humanitarian law, and the use of force. This is a three-credit course that is open to first year as well as second and third year law students.

Sections
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00160211

   

Lecture
Jennifer    Moore - moore@law.unm.edu31

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of property law, focusing on the role of possession in allocating the various rights and responsibilities connected with personal and real property. The course covers acquisition of initial property rights, adverse possession, donative transfers, the evolution and nomenclature of interests in estates in land and future interests, concurrent property rights, and may also include marital property rights or takings. First Year Course. Required.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148529

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Elizabeth    Elia - elia@law.unm.edu36
00248530

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Marc  T  Gonzalez - gonzalezm@law.unm.edu32
00352976

   

Lecture
Staff 3 Section Full

Civil Procedure I is an introduction to procedures employed by state and federal courts for resolution of civil disputes. The course investigates the process of forum selection, the rules implementing the requirement of notice and an opportunity to be heard, the pleadings stage of litigation, the discovery process, and the summary judgment mechanism as a device for terminating litigation prior to trial.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148532

   

Lecture
Veronica  C  Gonzales - vgonzal2@unm.edu35
00248533

   

Lecture
Laura  E  Gomez - lgomez@unm.edu32
00348534

   

Lecture
Staff 3 Section Full

This course builds on core concepts and tools learned in ELA I with a focus on argumentation and rhetoric as the means to building strong and persuasive documents and presentations. Students continue to practice the process of legal writing as they research, analyze, organize, write and revise litigation-related documents.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148535

   

Lecture
Jeffrey  S  England - scott.england@law.unm.edu35
00248536

   

Lecture
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu34
00348537

   

Lecture
Christy  H  DeSanctis - cdesanctis1@unm.edu36
00448538

   

Lecture
Jeffrey  S  England - scott.england@law.unm.edu35
00548539

   

Lecture
Christy  H  DeSanctis - cdesanctis1@unm.edu33
00648541

   

Lecture
David  J  Stout - dstout01@unm.edu35

This course teaches you how to be a trial lawyer through actual preparation and presentation of all segments of a trial. Students will learn techniques of basic direct and cross-examinations, impeachment, handling exhibits and demonstrative evidence, jury selection, opening and closing statements, advanced direct and cross-examination, and examination of expert witnesses. 

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148543

   

Lecture
Steven  S  Scholl - sscholl@unm.edu35
00248545

   

Lecture
Kevin  P  Holmes - kholmes@unm.edu312

Students in this course will study the law governing the attributes of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, and how these business associations are organized, operated, merged, dissolved, and acquired. As part of this course, students will be faced with problems involving claims against and the defense of business associations and their agents, and tasked with drafting incorporation documents based on factual situations.

Sections
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00162100

   

Lecture
Paul  G  Figueroa - paul.figueroa@law.unm.edu3 Section Full

The course will consider the principles of law and rules governing the admissibility of testimonial and documentary proof in civil and criminal trials, including the concept of relevancy, the use of demonstrative evidence, direct and cross-examination of witnesses, impeachment of credibility, expert testimony, and hearsay.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00155983

   

Lecture
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu33

In this course we will examine the impact of the law on the formation and dissolution of intimate partner relationships and on parent-child relationships. Topics will include: cohabitation and prenuptial agreements; marriage, including the history of interracial and same-sex marriage; divorce, including collaborative divorces; child custody and support; spousal support; property division; jurisdictional issues; motions practice in family law cases; and domestic violence in intimate partner relationships.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148548

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Sonia  M  Gipson Rankin - sgrankin@unm.edu31

The goals of the course are for the student to acquire: (1) a broad perspective as to the application and impact of the federal income tax in a variety of transactions; (2) practice in using the legal materials of taxation, especially the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations; and (3) an understanding of the policies underlying various IRC provisions, i.e., how the tax system is used to influence behavior and thus promote various social and economic policies.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
CANCELLED
001
59191Lecture Staff 340

This training seminar provides people with the opportunity to learn how to negotiate effectively and understand the theory and practice of mediation as a method of alternative dispute resolution. We will use simulations, small group exercises, and concept presentations based on realistic problems to provide an intensive, practice-oriented experience. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148551

Jan. 26, 2024 - Feb. 4, 2024
   

Open Learning - Lecture
Dathan  L  Weems - daweems@unm.edu2 Section Full

This course focuses on the mediation of parenting, support, and property issues in divorce and post-decree cases. Simulations of family mediations will be the primary training tool. The classroom focus will be on analysis of the mediation process and psychological issues of parenting and divorce in the context of New Mexico's legal structure. 

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00159190

Feb. 9, 2024 - Feb. 25, 2024
   

Open Learning - Lecture
Laura    Bassein - lbassein@unm.edu2 Section Full

This is a one credit course designed to teach students the basic rights of consumers in various forms of consumer transactions. The course focuses on money law, money management, and the regulation of consumer credit and credit reporting.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
CANCELLED
001
59192Open Learning - Seminar Staff 175

The National Moot Court Competition is held each March in conjunction with the Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Mid-Year Conference. This competition is co-sponsored by the Hispanic National Bar Foundation, the HNBA’s 501 (c)(3) sister organization. It provides law students with the opportunity to hone their brief writing and oral advocacy skills while exploring a complex legal issue.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148555

   

Lecture/Practice Experience
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu1 Section Full

The purpose of the NNALSA Moot Court Competition is to create opportunities to promote the objectives of the NNALSA Mission Statement, actively encourage the development of the oral advocacy and brief-writing skills of NNALSA members, as well as enhance substantive knowledge in the fields of federal Indian law, tribal law and traditional forms of governance.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148557

   

Lecture/Practice Experience
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu1 Section Full

This course surveys statutory and case law concerning federal lands, including undesignated Bureau of Land Management rangelands, National Forests, National Parks, and Monument Designations, while introducing students to environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act, conservation transactions, wildlife, the Endangered Species Act, oil and gas and coal leasing, and hard rock mining on federal lands. Students also are introduced to legal issues involving the management and protection of state lands, with particular emphasis on examples from New Mexico that supplement the text. We have presentations from natural resource practitioners and from those involved in legislative change.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148558

   

Lecture
Reed    Benson - rdbenson@unm.edu34

Research, writing, and publication, as well as editing and processing materials for publication. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148559

   

Topics
Steven  S  Scholl - sscholl@unm.edu2 Section Full

Research, writing, and publication, as well as editing and processing materials for publication. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148560

   

Lecture
Reed    Benson - rdbenson@unm.edu2 Section Full

This course is designed to give students an introductory working knowledge of the major federal environmental laws addressing toxic substances, waste management, air pollution, water pollution, environmental impact assessment, and biodiversity. Some of these laws are implemented by state regulatory agencies (e.g., the New Mexico Environment Department) and have state law counterparts. Fundamentally, environmental regulation reflects a delicate balance among conflicting ecological, social justice and economic values. Active citizen involvement presents challenges to technology-oriented regulatory agencies. Scientific uncertainty and the global scale of climate disruption also present special complications. This course will examine these and other contemporary issues in environmental regulation.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00162102

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Elizabeth    Elia - elia@law.unm.edu31

This course examines the power of the Indian tribes and the relationships among tribes, states, and the United States. Emphasis will be given to jurisdictional interfaces and conflicts among the three sovereignties.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148800

   

Seminar
Vanessa    Racehorse - vracehor@unm.edu35

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Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148561

   

Writing
Vanessa    Racehorse - vracehor@unm.edu2 Section Full

A course exploring a topic not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Intro. to Legal Research
00155988

Jan. 12, 2024 - Mar. 1, 2024
   

Open Learning - Topics
Michelle  D  Rigual - rigual@law.unm.edu11
T: Intro. to Legal Research
00255989

Jan. 12, 2024 - Mar. 1, 2024
   

Web Enhanced - Topics
Sherri  N  Thomas - thomas@law.unm.edu1 Section Full
T: Intro to Legal Research
00355979

Jan. 12, 2024 - Mar. 1, 2024
   

Open Learning - Topics
Michelle  D  Rigual - rigual@law.unm.edu12
T: Intro. to Legal Research
00455990

Jan. 12, 2024 - Mar. 1, 2024
   

Web Enhanced - Topics
Sherri  N  Thomas - thomas@law.unm.edu12
T: Intro to Legal Research
00555980

Jan. 12, 2024 - Mar. 1, 2024
   

Open Learning - Topics
Staff 1 Section Full
T: Intro to Legal Research
00655981

Jan. 12, 2024 - Mar. 1, 2024
   

Open Learning - Topics
Staff 1 Section Full
T: Applied Legal Research
00755991

   

Web Enhanced - Topics
Alexandra  R  Siek - siek@unm.edu220
T: Civ Pro Draft Civ Lit Doc
00848610

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu15
T: Civil Pleadings
00948611

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu14
T: MSL Internship
01053876

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu1 TO 910
T: Adv Immig Law & Plcy DC
01148614

   

Topics
Ann  M  Delpha - adelpha@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Adv Criminal Law (WS)
01248616

   

Topics
Laura  E  Gomez - lgomez@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Poverty Law & Practice
01359568

   

Topics
Veronica  C  Gonzales - vgonzal2@unm.edu311
T: Agricultural Law
01448617

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu35
T: Appellate Dec-Making DC
01548618

   

Topics
Michael  D  Bustamente - mdbustamante1@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Copyright Law
01648623

   

Web Enhanced - Topics
Sherri  N  Thomas - thomas@law.unm.edu33
T: Employment Benefits
01748619

   

Web Enhanced - Topics
Mary  L  Pareja - mpareja@unm.edu37
T: Environmental Justice (WS)
01859522

   

Topics
Nadine    Padilla - nadine3@unm.edu32
T: Focused Bar Strategies
01948621

   

Topics
Beth  A  Kaimowitz - bkaim@unm.edu15
T: Law & Literature
02062181

T  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  214

Topics
Stephen  L  Bishop - sbishop@unm.edu35
T: Food Jstc Law & Plcy (WS)
02148625

   

Web Enhanced - Topics
Marc  T  Gonzalez - gonzalezm@law.unm.edu37
T: Applied Legal Research
02248624

   

Topics
Ernesto  A  Longa - longae70@unm.edu23
T: Indian Water Law
02362106

   

Topics
Nadine    Padilla - nadine3@unm.edu35
T: Good Life & Law Practice
02460212

   

Topics
Barbara  L  Creel - bcreel@unm.edu31
T: Spnsh Lwyrs:Lgl Cncpts Mtns
CANCELLED
025
62107Topics Staff 21
T: State and Local Tax
02662108

   

Topics
Sergio    Pareja - pareja@law.unm.edu39
T: Nat Resources Journal II
02748629

   

Topics
Reed    Benson - rdbenson@unm.edu11
T: Housing Law & Policy (WS)
02848630

   

Topics
Allison  M  Freedman - amfreed1223@unm.edu33
T: Mntl Disability Crim Cases
02959936

   

Topics
Ann  M  Delpha - adelpha@unm.edu31
T: NM Admin Environ Prac (DC)
03048632

   

Topics
Jennifer  L  Hower - jhower@unm.edu2 Section Full
T: State Constitutional Law
CANCELLED
031
62109Topics Staff 320
T: Hlth Care Providers & Law
03248635

   

Web Enhanced - Topics
Mary  L  Pareja - mpareja@unm.edu38
T: Elmnts Legal Argu III DC
03348636

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Williams Institute MCC
03459569

   

Topics
Jeffrey  S  England - scott.england@law.unm.edu1 Section Full
T: Tax of Busnss Enterprises
03562110

   

Topics
Robert  J  Desiderio - desideri@unm.edu326
T: Take & Defend Depositions
03648642

Mar. 1, 2024 - Mar. 24, 2024
   

Open Learning - Topics
Steven  S  Scholl - sscholl@unm.edu22
T: Torts II
03762111

   

Topics
David  J  Stout - dstout01@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Collaborative Family Law
03859539

Mar. 1, 2024 - Mar. 3, 2024
   

Open Learning - Topics
Kathryn  E  Terry - kterry@unm.edu14
T: Wrongful Convictions
03962112

   

Topics
Barbara  L  Creel - bcreel@unm.edu34
T: Child & Family Justice Clin
04048646

   

Web Enhanced - Topics
Sarah    Steadman - ssteadma@unm.edu6 Section Full
T: Econ Justice Clinic
04148647

   

Topics
Aliza  G  Organick - organial@unm.edu6 Section Full
T: Natrl Res &Environ Law Clin
04248648

   

Topics
Gabriel    Pacyniak - pacyniak@law.unm.edu6 Section Full
T: Estate&Retirement Plng (DC)
04362203

   

Topics
Sergio    Pareja - pareja@law.unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Insurance Law
04462204

   

Topics
Maureen  A  Sanders - msand01@unm.edu29
T: State Constitutional Law
04562327

   

Topics
Linda  M  Vanzi - vanzi@unm.edu26
T: Human Rights (WS)
04762118

   

Topics
Jennifer    Moore - moore@law.unm.edu34
T: Border Justice Intensive
04856893

Mar. 11, 2024 - Mar. 15, 2024
   

Open Learning - Topics
April    Land - land@law.unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Jursdctn in Ind Contry (WS)
05055992

   

Topics
John  P  Lavelle - lavelle@law.unm.edu39
T: Negotiation
05155993

   

Topics
Serge    Martinez - sergemartinez@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: ADR Externship
05956002

   

Topics
Hope    Eckert - heckert@unm.edu1 TO 9 Section Full

A student and full-time law school faculty member may agree to an individual research project for one, two, or three hours of credit. It is anticipated that the student will meet with the faculty member regularly during the completion of the project to review the work being done. A written product normally is expected, but its length and content shall be determined by the supervising faculty member. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148658

   

Lecture
Josh  E  Kastenberg - jkastenberg@unm.edu1 TO 3 Section Full
00248659

   

Lecture
Gabriel    Pacyniak - pacyniak@law.unm.edu1 TO 3 Section Full
00348660

   

Lecture
April    Land - land@law.unm.edu1 TO 3 Section Full
00448661

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Sarah    Steadman - ssteadma@unm.edu1 TO 3 Section Full
00548662

   

Lecture
Reed    Benson - rdbenson@unm.edu1 TO 3 Section Full
00648663

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
00748664

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
00848665

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
00948666

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01048667

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01148668

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01248669

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01348670

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01448671

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01548672

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01648673

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01754833

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01854860

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full

Students enrolled in the Law of Indigenous Peoples class will be invited to join the Tribal Law Journal staff for the fall and spring semesters of their second and third years. Students will meet throughout the year to learn Bluebook citations, how to cite sources of traditional law, editing and source checking scholarly papers.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148562

   

Writing
Vanessa    Racehorse - vracehor@unm.edu13

Advanced Constitutional Rights no longer has a pre-requisite fall semester. All students who have taken Constitutional Rights can enroll in Advanced Constitutional Rights. This course will delve into First Amendment, a topic so vast and complicated that an entire year can be easily consumed studying it. If time permits, the course will also review other topics..

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148567

   

Lecture
John  M  Kang - johnkang@unm.edu3 Section Full

This course will focus on the aspects of criminal procedure that are not covered in Criminal Procedure I. Using a problem-oriented approach, this class will cover topics such as: charging decisions, bail, preliminary hearings, grand jury proceedings, discovery, Brady issues, double jeopardy, joinder and severance, speedy trial, plea bargaining, effective assistance of counsel, sentencing, and habeas corpus. This class will also be open to first year students.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00162101

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Josh  E  Kastenberg - jkastenberg@unm.edu3 Section Full

The different types of relief covered by the course include: Damages, Restitution, and Equitable Remedies of Injunction, Specific Performance, Constructive Trust, Accounting, and Equitable Lien. While reviewing these remedies, we will concentrate on which is the preferable remedy, considering the harm that the plaintiff has suffered.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00162105

   

Lecture
Paul  G  Figueroa - paul.figueroa@law.unm.edu35

This course is limited to second year students who are selected through a writing competition. Coursework includes research, writing, proofing, and preparing materials for publication. Under editorial supervision, staff members are required to write a case note or comment of publishable quality in their first year on the NMLR. Concurrent enrollment in a Legal Research course is highly encouraged. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148585

   

Lecture
Carol  M  Suzuki - suzuki@law.unm.edu2 Section Full

This course is limited to third year members of the NMLR and includes research, writing, proofing, preparing materials for publication, and the opportunity to be published. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148587

   

Lecture
Carol  M  Suzuki - suzuki@law.unm.edu22

Law Office Externs are law students who are placed under the supervision of a practicing lawyer to obtain knowledge and experience in the practice of law. While working with their supervising attorney, students have the opportunity to gain valuable practical skills in a real-world setting.  Prerequisite: Completion of first year curriculum. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148589

   

Lecture
Hope    Eckert - heckert@unm.edu2 TO 3 Section Full

The Community Lawyering Clinic provides outreach legal services in partnership with local community service providers, including non-legal disciplines. MLAC law students represent children, caregivers, and families to address non-biological factors affecting children’s health. Students represent clients in Family Court, Children’s Court (juvenile delinquency), and other venues as necessary.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00248594

   

Lecture
Carol  M  Suzuki - suzuki@law.unm.edu6 Section Full

The Southwest Indian Law Clinic (SILC) provides high quality legal representation and clinical practice experience in Indian Country. SILC students may represent individual clients and/or tribal groups or Indian communities. 

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148595

   

Lecture
Samuel  L  Winder - swinder007@unm.edu6 Section Full

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Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148596

   

Lecture/Practice Experience
Serge    Martinez - sergemartinez@unm.edu1 TO 3 Section Full

This course will be led by Professor Leo Romero or Professor Joshua Kastenberg. The professor will be assisted by four adjuncts--two adjuncts assigned to the course by the Bernalillo County Public Defender’s Office and by two assigned by the 13th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Pre-req.: Evidence, co-req.: Ethics Highly Recommended: Criminal Procedure I, Criminal Procedure II, Trial Practice, Evidence & Trial Practice

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148597

   

Seminar
Andoni    Garrote - agarrote@unm.edu42

The Judicial Extern Program provides law students with a candid first hand experience in the judicial decision-making process. This is accomplished by placing students in a judge or justice's office for a specified number of hours each week to work directly with the judge in daily decision-making tasks. Prerequisite: Completion of first year curriculum.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148598

   

Lecture
Hope    Eckert - heckert@unm.edu2 TO 3 Section Full

This course studies the rules governing the professional conduct of lawyers and explores the values of the legal system which justify and explain those rules. Specific subject matter includes: the duties of competence, confidentiality, and loyalty; acquisition and retention of clients; and problems concerning the manner of representation. 

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148600

   

Lecture
William  D  Slease - wslease@unm.edu31