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Our Faculty

The UNM law faculty has been educated at the nation's most distinguished law schools and has practiced and taught throughout the country, bringing to UNM a healthy diversity of backgrounds, professional interests and outlooks on legal education. 

Full-time Faculty

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Maryam Ahranjani

Professor of Law

  • Ronald and Susan Friedman Professor

505-277-2113
maryam.ahranjani@law.unm.edu
Office: 3238

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George Bach

Professor of Law

  • Lee & Leon Karelitz Professor in Evidence and Procedure

505-277-1094
bach@law.unm.edu
Office: 3116

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Reed Benson

Professor of Law

  • Don L. & Mabel F. Dickason Endowed Chair in Law

505-277-1119
benson@law.unm.edu
Office: 3237

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Camille Carey

Dean
Professor of Law

  • Karelitz Chair in Evidence and Procedure

(505) 277-4700
carey@law.unm.edu
Office: 2528

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Barbara Creel

Karelitz Professor of Evidence Law and Procedure
Professor of Law

505-277-0907
creel@law.unm.edu
Office: 3401

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Elizabeth Elia

Associate Professor of Law

505-277-0677
elia@law.unm.edu
Office: 1123

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Scott England

Principal Lecturer

  • Regents' Lecturer

505-277-2646
scott.england@law.unm.edu
Office: 3115

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Paul Figueroa

Associate Professor of Law

505-277-3304
Paul.Figueroa@law.unm.edu
Office: 1113

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Allison Freedman

Assistant Professor of Law

505-277-0428
freedman@law.unm.edu
Office: 2528

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Sonia M.  Gipson Rankin

Associate Professor of Law

505-277-1266
sonia.rankin@law.unm.edu
Office: 3213

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Laura Gómez

Professor of Law

505-277-0680
lgomez@law.unm.edu
Office: 3237

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Verónica C.  Gonzales-Zamora

Associate Professor of Law

505-277-1782
gonzalesv@law.unm.edu
Office: 3123

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Marc-Tizoc  González

Professor of Law

505-277-8662
gonzalezm@law.unm.edu
Office: 3411

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Vinay Harpalani

Professor of Law

  • Lee & Leon Karelitz Chair in Evidence & Procedure

505-277-5653
harpalani@law.unm.edu
Office: 2526

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Steven K. Homer

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law

505-277-1002
homer@law.unm.edu
Office: 1115

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John Min Kang

Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Professor of Law

  • Henry Weihofen Professor of Law

505-277-7776
kang@law.unm.edu
Office: 1125

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Joshua Kastenberg

Professor of Law

  • Lee & Leon Karelitz Professor in Evidence and Procedure

505-277-5877
joshua.kastenberg@law.unm.edu
Office: 3214

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April Land

Professor of Law

505-277-1006
land@law.unm.edu
Office: 2534

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John P.  LaVelle

Professor of Law

  • Regents Lectureship

505-277-0951
lavelle@law.unm.edu
Office: 3234

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Jennifer Laws

Senior Lecturer III

505-277-8654
laws@law.unm.edu
Office: 1329

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Ernesto Longa

Professor of Law

505-277-6796
longa@law.unm.edu
Office: 1326

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Nathalie Martin

Professor of Law

  • Frederick M. Hart Chair in Consumer and Clinical Law

505-277-2810
martin@law.unm.edu
Office: 3239

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Serge Martinez

Associate Dean of Experiential Learning
Professor of Law

505-277-6556
serge.martinez@law.unm.edu
Office: 3409

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Jennifer Moore

Professor of Law

  • Pamela B. Minzner Chair in Professionalism

505-277-5564
moore@law.unm.edu
Office: 3112

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Aliza Organick

Professor of Law

505-277-4140
organick@law.unm.edu
Office: 3417

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Gabe Pacyniak

Associate Professor of Law

505-277-6559
pacyniak@law.unm.edu
Office: 3413

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Nadine Padilla

Assistant Professor of Law

505-277-5723
npadilla@law.unm.edu
Office: 3114

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Mary Pareja

Professor of Law

  • Pamela B. Minzner Chair in Professionalism

505-277-2268
mpareja@law.unm.edu
Office: 3120

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Sergio  Pareja

Professor of Law

505-277-4700
pareja@law.unm.edu
Office: 2505

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Vanessa Racehorse

Assistant Professor of Law

505-277-1056
vanessa.racehorse@law.unm.edu
Office: 3113

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Michelle Rigual

Associate Dean for Information Services and Operations Professor of Law Librarianship
Professor of Law

505-277-0678
rigual@law.unm.edu
Office: 3329

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Joseph A. Schremmer

Associate Professor of Law

  • Judge Leon Karelitz Oil & Gas Law Professor

505-277-5665
schremmer@law.unm.edu
Office: 2532

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Alexandra Siek

Senior Lecturer III

505-277-0089
siek@law.unm.edu
Office: 3329

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Laura Spitz

Professor of Law

  • Carl Hatch Endowed Professor of Law

505-277-1772
laura.spitz@law.unm.edu
Office: 3216

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Sarah Steadman

Associate Professor of Law

505-277-0301
steadman@law.unm.edu
Office: 3415

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David Stout

Senior Lecturer III

505-277-0080
stout@law.unm.edu
Office: 1127

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Carol M. Suzuki

Professor of Law

  • Dickason Professorship

505-277-1073
suzuki@law.unm.edu
Office: 2530

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Sherri Thomas

Associate Dean of Institutional Climate and Equity
Professor of Law

505-277-2228
thomas@law.unm.edu
Office: 1311

Photo: Clifford Villa

Clifford Villa

Professor of Law

505-277-5664
villa@law.unm.edu
Office: 3235

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Sam Winder

Assistant Professor of Law

505-277-5265
winder@law.unm.edu

Emeriti Faculty

Photo: Barbara Blumenfeld

Barbara Blumenfeld

Professor Emerita



Photo: Michael Browde

Michael Browde

Professor Emeritus

505-277-5326
browde@law.unm.edu
Office: 1117

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Sherri L.  Burr

Professor Emerita

  • Dickason Chair in Law EmeritaRegents Professor Emerita

505-277-5650
burr@law.unm.edu
Office: 3243

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Robert J.  Desiderio

Professor Emeritus

505-277-0557
desiderio@law.unm.edu
Office: 3245

Photo:  James W.  Ellis

James W.  Ellis

Professor Emeritus

505-277-4830
ellis@law.unm.edu
Office: 3216

Photo: Denise Fort

Denise Fort

Research Professor
Professor Emerita



Photo: Christian G.  Fritz

Christian G.  Fritz

Professor Emeritus



Photo: Eileen Gauna

Eileen Gauna

Professor Emerita

505-277-0377
gauna@law.unm.edu
Office: Office: Emeriti Suite Rm. 3226

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Scott Hughes

Professor Emeritus

505-277-3051
hughes@law.unm.edu
Office: 3251

Photo: Ruth L.  Kovnat

Ruth L.  Kovnat

Professor Emerita

505-277-4738
kovnat@law.unm.edu
Office: 3243

Photo: Alfred D.  Mathewson

Alfred D.  Mathewson

Professor Emeritus

  • Henry Weihofen Chair in Law

505-277-5820
mathewson@law.unm.edu
Office: 3246

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Margaret E. Montoya

Senior Adviser to Executive Vice President for UNM Health Sciences Center
Professor Emerita

  • On Leave



Photo: J. Michael Norwood

J. Michael Norwood

Professor Emeritus

505-277-0377
norwood@law.unm.edu
Office: Emeriti Suite Rm. 3226

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Ted Occhialino

Professor Emeritus

505-277-3017
occhialino@law.unm.edu
Office: 3122

Photo: Theodore Parnall

Theodore Parnall

Professor Emeritus



Photo: Elizabeth Rapaport

Elizabeth Rapaport

Professor Emerita



Photo: Leo M. Romero

Leo M. Romero

Professor Emeritus

505-277-8817
romero@law.unm.edu
Office: 3121

Photo: Robert Schwartz

Robert Schwartz

Professor Emeritus

505-277-3119
schwartz@law.unm.edu
Office: 3215

Photo: Gloria Valencia-Weber

Gloria Valencia-Weber

Professor Emerita

505-277-4101
valenciaweber@law.unm.edu
Office: 3253

Photo: Peter Winograd

Peter Winograd

Peter A. Winograd
Professor Emeritus

505-277-3948
winograd@law.unm.edu
Office: 3242

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Christine Zuni Cruz

Professor Emerita

  • Regents Professor

505-277-1007
zunicruz@law.unm.edu
Office: 3241

Inactive Emeriti

  • Marsha Baum
  • Barbara Bergman
  • Charles T. Dumars
  • Willis H. Ellis
  • Myron Fink
  • Richard Gonzales
  • G. Emlen Hall
  • Michelle S.G. Hermann
  • Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
  • William MacPherson
  • Jose Martinez
  • Carol Parker
  • Sheryl Scheible Wolf