Schedule of Classes


Schedule as of November 29, 2022

Law

In an industrial society characterized by a "free" enterprise system and notions of individual freedom, "contract" is one of the primary means by which private individuals order their affairs. The contracts course inquires into why promises are enforced as contracts, which promises are enforced, and how they are enforced. The course places emphasis on close and critical analyses of court decisions.

Sections
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00160364

   

Lecture
Nathalie  D  Martin - martin@law.unm.edu36
00253178

   

Lecture
Jennifer    Moore - moore@law.unm.edu37
00353179

   

Lecture
Joseph  A  Schremmer - schremmer@law.unm.edu37

This course considers the general principles of substantive criminal law and evaluates them in terms of the various purposes that justify a system of criminal punishment. It will include an analysis of the doctrines of mens rea attempt, complicity, and conspiracy as well as certain crimes such as homicide and certain defenses such as self-defense.

Sections
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00153182

   

Lecture
Maryam    Ahranjani - mahranjani@unm.edu37
00253183

   

Lecture
Jeffrey  S  England - scott.england@law.unm.edu38
00352981

   

Lecture
Laura  E  Gomez - lgomez@unm.edu37

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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00173244

   

Lecture
Jennifer    Moore - moore@law.unm.edu36

ELA I is the foundational legal analysis and communication course. In the context of a problem solving approach to legal writing students learn how to do the information gathering, pre-thinking and argument development that are essential to good legal communication.

Sections
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00153185

   

Lecture
Jeffrey  S  England - scott.england@law.unm.edu33
00253186

   

Lecture
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu32
00353187

   

Lecture
Alicia  C  Lopez - aclopez22@unm.edu33
00453188

   

Lecture
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu34
00553189

   

Lecture
Alicia  C  Lopez - aclopez22@unm.edu35
00653190

   

Lecture
David  J  Stout - dstout01@unm.edu34

Torts is an introduction to the system governing civil liability for wrongs. Course coverage focuses on the tort of negligence. As time permits, other torts are analyzed.

Sections
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00153210

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Sonia  M  Gipson Rankin - sgrankin@unm.edu37
00253211

   

Lecture
David  J  Stout - dstout01@unm.edu36
00353212

   

Lecture
Carol  M  Suzuki - suzuki@law.unm.edu37

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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00153213

   

Lecture
Paul  G  Figueroa - paul.figueroa@law.unm.edu33

The course examines the property rights of married couples, focusing nespecially on New Mexico community property law, with a comparison to the marital property law of other states. It covers community property ownership and management rights during marriage, at death, and at divorce, and an examination of choice of law issues. 

Sections
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00153215

   

Lecture
Kathryn  E  Terry - kterry@unm.edu28

This course involves an in-depth inquiry into the building blocks of civil rights law; freedom of expression (speech and press), equal protection, due process, and religious freedom. There will be discussion of litigation strategy and the decision-making processes of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sections
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00153216

   

Lecture
John  M  Kang - johnkang@unm.edu36
00253217

   

Lecture
John  M  Kang - johnkang@unm.edu3 Section Full
00353218

   

Lecture
Maryam    Ahranjani - mahranjani@unm.edu35

This course examines how the courts, legislative bodies and administrative agencies have adapted basic principles of property, contract and tort law to address the unique issues related to the development and production of oil and gas resources. The course will explore the nature of the interests created out of the oil and gas mineral estate and how these interests are protected.

Sections
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00173247

   

Lecture
Joseph  A  Schremmer - schremmer@law.unm.edu33

This course examines the legal rules governing the allocation, use, and management of water resources. The focus is primarily on the western U.S. The course also briefly addresses the law of interstate waters; water rights for federal and tribal lands in the West; water supply institutions, including New Mexico's acequias; and the application of the Endangered Species Act to water resources.

Sections
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00166900

   

Lecture
Reed    Benson - rdbenson@unm.edu34

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
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00139646

Oct. 21, 2022 - Oct. 30, 2022
   

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

This course explores the role of the federal courts, the nature of federal judicial power, its clashes with Congress, and its relationship with state and tribal systems. The course includes coverage of federal civil rights law and immunities, federal court abstention doctrines, the deference given to tribal courts, and the writ of habeas corpus.

Sections
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00170962

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
George  L  Bach - gbach01@unm.edu34

Wills and Trusts explores the ways by which an individual’s property passes at death; how individuals may affect that passage by creating a will or will substitute like a trust during lifetime; what the law requires for a will or will substitute to be enforceable; the extent to which the law may limit the disinheritance of a surviving spouse or child; and how fiduciaries administer estates and trusts.

Sections
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00267329

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Marc  T  Gonzalez - gonzalezm@law.unm.edu36

This course introduces students to the U.S. legal system and study of law. Topics: the legal method, the common law system, judicial case and statutory analyses, the legal profession, and core areas of the law. Restriction: permission of instructor.

Sections
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00160991

   

Lecture
Robert  J  Desiderio - desideri@unm.edu47

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
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00170961

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Gabriel    Pacyniak - pacyniak@law.unm.edu32

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: Applied Legal Research
00170591

   

Topics
Ernesto  A  Longa - longae70@unm.edu213
T: Natural Res-Journal III
00253266

   

Topics
Joseph  A  Schremmer - schremmer@law.unm.edu2 Section Full
T: Economic Justice Clinic
00356101

   

Topics
Allison  M  Freedman - amfreed1223@unm.edu6 Section Full
T: Natural Resources Journal I
00453268

   

Topics
Joseph  A  Schremmer - schremmer@law.unm.edu1 Section Full
T: Applied Legal Research
00570592

   

Web Enhanced - Topics
Jennifer    Laws - laws@law.unm.edu212
T: Lab
00663067

   

Topics
Alfred  D  Mathewson - amathews@unm.edu34
T: Lab
00760371

   

Web Enhanced - Topics
Sonia  M  Gipson Rankin - sgrankin@unm.edu32
T: Advanced Criminal Law (WS)
00871661

   

Topics
Laura  E  Gomez - lgomez@unm.edu31
T: Pblc Edu & the Constitution
00973627

   

Topics
Lalita    Moskowitz - lmoskowitz@unm.edu23
T: Lab
01063068

   

Topics
Serge    Martinez - sergemartinez@unm.edu33
T: Public Ed&Constn Field Work
01173701

   

Topics
Maryam    Ahranjani - mahranjani@unm.edu13
T: Education Law (DC)
01270599

   

Topics
Samantha    Adams-Whitsell - samadams@unm.edu24
T: Antitrust
01373700

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu39
T: National Health Law MCC
01474684

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu1 Section Full
T: ABA Negotiation MCC
01574692

   

Topics
Dathan  L  Weems - daweems@unm.edu1 Section Full
T: Alt DisputeResolutionExtern
01670943

   

Topics
Hope    Eckert - heckert@unm.edu1 TO 9 Section Full
T: Nat Res &Environ Law Clinic
01753304

   

Topics
Nadine    Padilla - nadine3@unm.edu6 Section Full
T: Lab
02063070

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu34
T: Envir Litigation Draft (DC)
02170964

   

Topics
Samantha  M  Ruscavage-Barz - sruscava@unm.edu24
T: Lab
02363072

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu35
T: Federal Defense Practicum
CANCELLED
024
70967Topics Staff 415
T: DC Semester I
02553312

   

Topics
Bonnie  M  Stepleton - stepleton@law.unm.edu6 Section Full
T: Federal Law in Practice
02670968

   

Topics
Josh  E  Kastenberg - jkastenberg@unm.edu34
T: NM Law Review Seminar (WS)
02753314

   

Topics
Carol  M  Suzuki - suzuki@law.unm.edu2 Section Full
T: Lab
02863123

   

Topics
William  D  Slease - wslease@unm.edu33
T: Bar Strategies Seminar
02953316

   

Topics
Beth  A  Kaimowitz - bkaim@unm.edu19
T: NM Law Review III
03053317

   

Topics
Carol  M  Suzuki - suzuki@law.unm.edu2 Section Full
T: Ind Law Appellate Advoc(DC)
03163124

   

Topics
Vanessa    Racehorse - vracehor@unm.edu25
T: Race and the Law (WS)
03270970

   

Topics
Vinay  V  Harpalani - vinayh@unm.edu31
T: DC Semester II
03373494

   

Topics
Bonnie  M  Stepleton - stepleton@law.unm.edu6 Section Full
T: Spanish for Lawyers I
03453347

   

Topics
Presiliano  A  Torrez - torrezp@unm.edu22
T: Natur Resrces Ind Cntry(WS)
03570971

   

Topics
John  P  Lavelle - lavelle@law.unm.edu32
T: Child&Family Justice Clinic
03654824

   

Web Enhanced - Topics
Sarah    Steadman - ssteadma@unm.edu6 Section Full
T: Prisoners' Rights
03773242

Oct. 7, 2022 - Nov. 6, 2022
   

Open Learning - Topics
Lalita    Moskowitz - lmoskowitz@unm.edu2 Section Full
T: Taking&DefendingDepositions
03870975

Sep. 9, 2022 - Sep. 25, 2022
   

Open Learning - Topics
Steven  S  Scholl - sscholl@unm.edu2 Section Full
T: Supre Court Decision-making
03970976

   

Topics
Andrew  G  Schultz - andyg@unm.edu2 Section Full
T: Advanced Legal Writing (DC)
04270979

   

Topics
Nicole    Banks - nbanks@unm.edu35
T: Applied Legal Research
04370980

   

Web Enhanced - Topics
Alexandra  R  Siek - siek@unm.edu23
T: ABA Law Stu Tax Challenge
04460601

   

Topics
Robert  J  Desiderio - desideri@unm.edu1 Section Full
T: Children & the Law
04567262

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu31
T: Consumer Law (WS)
CANCELLED
047
70982Topics Staff 212
T: Thurgood Marshall MCC
04867330

   

Topics
Barbara  P  Blumenfeld - blumenfe@unm.edu1 Section Full
T: MSL Internship
04967628

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu1 TO 98
T: Kelly Moot Crt Competition
05068507

   

Topics
Steven  S  Scholl - sscholl@unm.edu1 Section Full
T: Contracts Drafting (DC)
05170983

   

Topics
Paul  G  Figueroa - paul.figueroa@law.unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Consumer Law (WS)
05273949

   

Topics
Nathalie  D  Martin - martin@law.unm.edu34

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
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00153348

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
George  L  Bach - gbach01@unm.edu1 TO 3 Section Full
00253349

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Sonia  M  Gipson Rankin - sgrankin@unm.edu1 TO 3 Section Full
00353350

   

Lecture
Elizabeth    Elia - elia@law.unm.edu1 TO 3 Section Full
00453360

   

Lecture
Marc  T  Gonzalez - gonzalezm@law.unm.edu1 TO 3 Section Full
00553351

   

Lecture
Dathan  L  Weems - daweems@unm.edu1 TO 3 Section Full
00653352

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
00753353

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
00853354

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
00953355

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01053356

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01153357

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01240664

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01353359

   

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
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00153361

   

Writing
Vanessa    Racehorse - vracehor@unm.edu1 Section Full

The editor(s) of the Tribal Law Journal will work with the Editor-in-Chief in soliciting and selecting for publication articles submitted to the journal on internal indigenous law. Student editors will work collaboratively with authors to create a final product that reflects the mission of the journal, and at the same time, maintains the integrity of the authors’ work.

Sections
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00153362

   

Writing
Vanessa    Racehorse - vracehor@unm.edu2 Section Full

This course continues the analysis (begun in Civil Procedure I) of the procedural stages of a simple lawsuit, considers special problems raised by complex litigation, and explores alternatives to traditional litigation as a means of resolving disputes.

Sections
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00173243

   

Lecture
Veronica  C  Gonzales - gonzalesv@law.unm.edu39

This course explores private real property land-use arrangements, including problems arising under land sale contracts, deed formalities and construction, the recording system, and non-possessory interests in land such as easements, real covenants, and equitable servitudes. The course also covers other topics related to interests in real property and the use of real property, including landlord/tenant law and nuisance. The focus of the course is on general theory and practice, with side-glances at New Mexico law for illustrative purposes.

Sections
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00157017

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Elizabeth    Elia - elia@law.unm.edu32

his basic three hour course in Administrative Law studies the legal functioning of government agencies. Agency actions resemble actions of legislatures and courts, prosecutors and advocates.

Sections
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00157018

   

Lecture
Reed    Benson - rdbenson@unm.edu37

This course provides a historical and a contemporary perspective on the internal law of Indigenous peoples, domestically and internationally. This course is intended to familiarize students not only with traditional and contemporary aspects of the internal law of tribes. The tremendous influence exerted by outside forces on the internal law of Indigenous peoples will also be considered in a critical manner.

Sections
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00173246

   

Seminar
Vanessa    Racehorse - vracehor@unm.edu3 Section Full

This course will focus on trial procedure, evidence, and trial skills utilizing lectures and class discussions on the principles of evidence and trial skills, demonstrations of trial skills, practice sessions in which each student performs various exercises to learn trial skill, individual review with me of videotapes of the trial practice performances, and mock jury trial. Each student is also required to complete a trial notebook that is used during the mock trial.

Sections
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00153370

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
George  L  Bach - gbach01@unm.edu62

This 3 credit hours course examines the multitude of issues involving the immigrants and the law. Starting with the historical origins of the United States immigration law, the course will focus on family and employer sponsored immigration, asylum, naturalization, exclusion, and deportation regulations. The impact of the US Patriot Act will also be explored.

Sections
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00154990

   

Seminar
Rebecca  S  Kitson-Shreve - kitson@unm.edu326

This course surveys the components of Intellectual Property Law, including the Law of Ideas, Copyrights, the Right of Publicity, Trademark Law, Unfair Competition Law, Trade Secrets, Patent Law. The marketing of Intellectual Property related goods represents one of the most dynamic sectors of the U.S. and world economy. U.S. exports of all intellectual property products are second only to those of aircraft.

Sections
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00173496

   

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Marc  T  Gonzalez - gonzalezm@law.unm.edu38

Pretrial Practice follows the management of a civil lawsuit from establishing an attorney-client relationship through a settlement conference. The emphasis is on the strategies and tactics of litigation and solving real-world pretrial problems. Students will be assigned to represent either a plaintiff or a defendant in a simulated case. It is helpful to have taken civil procedure and evidence before enrolling in this course.

Sections
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00153373

   

Lecture
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu2 Section Full

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
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00153376

   

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
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00153378

   

Lecture
Aliza  G  Organick - organial@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
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00153380

   

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

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Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00153382

   

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
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00153383

   

Seminar
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu410

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
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00153385

   

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
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00153386

   

Lecture
Veronica  C  Gonzales - gonzalesv@law.unm.edu31

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
George  L  Bach - gbach01@unm.edu34
00248525

   

Lecture
Vinay  V  Harpalani - vinayh@unm.edu34
00352975

   

Lecture
John  M  Kang - johnkang@unm.edu33

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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CANCELLED
001
48528Lecture Staff 32

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
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00148529

   

Lecture
Elizabeth    Elia - elia@law.unm.edu33
00248530

   

Lecture
Marc  T  Gonzalez - gonzalezm@law.unm.edu34
00352976

   

Lecture
Joseph  A  Schremmer - schremmer@law.unm.edu3 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
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00148532

   

Lecture
George  L  Bach - gbach01@unm.edu31
00248533

   

Lecture
Veronica  C  Gonzales - gonzalesv@law.unm.edu34
00348534

   

Lecture
Vinay  V  Harpalani - vinayh@unm.edu35

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
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00148535

   

Lecture
Jeffrey  S  England - scott.england@law.unm.edu33
00248536

   

Lecture
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu35
00348537

   

Lecture
Alicia  C  Lopez - aclopez22@unm.edu34
00448538

   

Lecture
Jeffrey  S  England - scott.england@law.unm.edu34
00548539

   

Lecture
Alicia  C  Lopez - aclopez22@unm.edu36
00648541

   

Lecture
David  J  Stout - dstout01@unm.edu33

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
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00148543

   

Lecture
Steven  S  Scholl - sscholl@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 5
00248545

   

Lecture
Kevin  P  Holmes - kholmes@unm.edu35

This course introduces students to all aspects of security interests in personal property collateral, including creation, perfection, priorities (between competing security interests and between security interests and other property interest), and enforcement of security interests (including repossession/sale of collateral and distribution of sale proceeds). 

Sections
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00159194

   

Lecture
Nathalie  D  Martin - martin@law.unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 3

This course will cover the pretrial stages of a criminal case and the Constitution's impact on criminal procedure. Classes will focus upon criminal/constitutional issues with emphasis on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. Subjects covered will include searches and seizures, statements/confessions, due process, and line-ups.

Sections
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00148547

   

Lecture
Steven  K  Homer - homer@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
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00155983

   

Lecture
David  J  Stout - dstout01@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 13

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
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00148548

   

Lecture
Sonia  M  Gipson Rankin - sgrankin@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 9

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
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00159191

   

Lecture
Robert  J  Desiderio - desideri@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 1

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
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00148551

Jan. 20, 2023 - Jan. 29, 2023
   

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

Apr. 14, 2023 - Apr. 23, 2023
   

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
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00159192

Feb. 10, 2023 - Feb. 12, 2023
   

Open Learning - Seminar
Nathalie  D  Martin - martin@law.unm.edu13

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
Joseph  A  Schremmer - schremmer@law.unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 6

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
Joseph  A  Schremmer - schremmer@law.unm.edu24

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
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00148800

   

Seminar
John  P  Lavelle - lavelle@law.unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 2

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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. 13, 2023 - Feb. 28, 2023
   

Open Learning - Topics
Michelle  D  Rigual - rigual@law.unm.edu13
T: Intro. to Legal Research
00255989

Jan. 13, 2023 - Feb. 28, 2023
   

Open Learning - Topics
Sherri  N  Thomas - thomas@law.unm.edu13
T: Intro to Legal Research
00355979

Jan. 13, 2023 - Feb. 28, 2023
   

Open Learning - Topics
Michelle  D  Rigual - rigual@law.unm.edu1 Section Full
T: Intro. to Legal Research
00455990

Jan. 13, 2023 - Feb. 28, 2023
   

Open Learning - Topics
Sherri  N  Thomas - thomas@law.unm.edu14
T: Intro to Legal Research
00555980

Jan. 13, 2023 - Feb. 28, 2023
   

Open Learning - Topics
Michelle  D  Rigual - rigual@law.unm.edu1 Section Full
T: Intro to Legal Research
00655981

Jan. 13, 2023 - Feb. 28, 2023
   

Open Learning - Topics
Sherri  N  Thomas - thomas@law.unm.edu1 Section Full
T: Applied Legal Research
00755991

   

Topics
Alexandra  R  Siek - siek@unm.edu2 Section Full
Waitlist: 14
T: Civ Pro Draft Civ Lit Doc
00848610

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu11
T: Civil Pleadings
00948611

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu1 Section Full
Waitlist: 5
T: MSL Internship
01053876

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu1 TO 99
T: Adv Immig Law & Prac DC
01148614

   

Topics
Ann  M  Delpha - adelpha@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Climate Change (WS)
01248616

   

Topics
Gabriel    Pacyniak - pacyniak@law.unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Poverty Law & Practice
01359568

   

Topics
Veronica  C  Gonzales - gonzalesv@law.unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 21
T: Indn Child, Yth & Fam Law
01448617

   

Topics
Vanessa    Racehorse - vracehor@unm.edu215
T: Appellate Dec-Making DC
01548618

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Indn Land Rts & Clm (WS)
01648623

   

Topics
John  P  Lavelle - lavelle@law.unm.edu2 Section Full
Waitlist: 4
T: Mindful Well Being & Pro ID
01748619

   

Topics
Nathalie  D  Martin - martin@law.unm.edu2 Section Full
Waitlist: 1
T: Raicalnomics (WS)
01859522

   

Topics
Alfred  D  Mathewson - amathews@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 6
T: Focused Bar Strategies
01948621

   

Topics
Beth  A  Kaimowitz - bkaim@unm.edu1 Section Full
Waitlist: 4
T: NM Lnd Grnt-Mercedes & Aceq
02059645

Feb. 24, 2023 - Apr. 16, 2023
   

Open Learning - Topics
Adrian  T  Oglesby - oglesby@unm.edu2 Section Full
T: Role of Corpn Society (WS)
02148625

   

Topics
Laura    Spitz - lauraspitz@unm.edu38
T: Applied Legal Research
02248624

   

Topics
Ernesto  A  Longa - longae70@unm.edu2 Section Full
T: Spanish Lwyrs II
02348626

   

Topics
Presiliano  A  Torrez - torrezp@unm.edu27
T: Legislative & Admin Process
CANCELLED
025
48627Topics Staff 220
T: Ment Disability Crim Cases
CANCELLED
026
48628Topics Staff 320
T: Nat Resources Journal II
02748629

   

Topics
Joseph  A  Schremmer - schremmer@law.unm.edu13
T: Tech & the Law
02848630

   

Topics
Sonia  M  Gipson Rankin - sgrankin@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 10
T: Ment Disability Civil Cases
02959936

   

Topics
James  W  Ellis - jellis1@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 10
T: NM Admin Environ Prac (DC)
03048632

   

Topics
Jennifer  L  Hower - jhower@unm.edu2 Section Full
T: W.E. McGee Natl Civ Rts MCC
CANCELLED
031
48634Topics Staff 120
T: Health Law
03248635

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu35
T: Elmnts Legal Argu III DC
03348636

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu31
T: Williams Institute MCC
03459569

   

Topics
Jeffrey  S  England - scott.england@law.unm.edu1 Section Full
T: Take & Defend Depositions
03648642

Mar. 3, 2023 - Apr. 2, 2023
   

Open Learning - Topics
Steven  S  Scholl - sscholl@unm.edu2 Section Full
T: Collaborative Law
03859539

Feb. 17, 2023 - Feb. 19, 2023
   

Open Learning - Topics
Kathryn  E  Terry - kterry@unm.edu1 Section Full
T: Collaborative Law
CANCELLED
039
59397Topics Staff 325
T: Child & Family Justice Clin
04048646

   

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

   

Topics
April    Land - land@law.unm.edu6 Section Full
T: Natrl Res &Environ Law Clin
04248648

   

Topics
Nadine    Padilla - nadine3@unm.edu6 Section Full
T: ABA Natl Appellate Advo MCC
CANCELLED
045
56784Topics Staff 1 Section Full
T: Insurance Policies & Law
04756889

Feb. 4, 2023 - Feb. 26, 2023
   

Open Learning - Topics
Maureen  A  Sanders - msand01@unm.edu1 Section Full
T: Border Justice Intensive
04856893

Mar. 13, 2023 - Mar. 17, 2023
   

Open Learning - Topics
April    Land - land@law.unm.edu2 Section Full
T: Contracts II
04954033

   

Topics
Laura    Spitz - lauraspitz@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 1
T: Civil Rights Litigation
05055992

   

Topics
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu2 Section Full
T: Latinas Latinos & the LawWS
05155993

   

Topics
Marc  T  Gonzalez - gonzalezm@law.unm.edu35
T: ADR Externship
05956002

   

Topics
Hope    Eckert - heckert@unm.edu1 TO 9 Section Full
T: ABA Client Counceling MCC
CANCELLED
060
56003Topics Staff 1 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
Maryam    Ahranjani - mahranjani@unm.edu1 TO 3 Section Full
00248659

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
00348660

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
00448661

   

Lecture
Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
00548662

   

Lecture
Staff 1 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.edu14

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
CANCELLED
001
48582Lecture Staff 345

Land Use Law provides the law student with the background principles of land use law and acquaints the law student with federal, state and local statutes, ordinances and regulations which regulate land use. Students learn the appropriate legal source material for land use law. They are required to submit a written project which utilizes their course knowledge and research skills in the context of a local land use problem.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00159193

   

Lecture
Elizabeth    Elia - elia@law.unm.edu31

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
Waitlist: 8

The National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition is an annual inter-law school appellate moot court competition sponsored by Pace University School of Law.  The purpose of the competition is to develop expertise in environmental law appellate advocacy. Restriction 2L and 3L students only. Second and Third Year Course.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00148586

   

Practice Experience
Samantha  M  Ruscavage-Barz - sruscava@unm.edu1 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.edu24

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
Gabriel    Pacyniak - pacyniak@law.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
Steven  K  Homer - homer@law.unm.edu4 Section Full

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.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 12