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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

Photo: Maryam Ahranjani

Maryam Ahranjani

Associate Professor of Law

    Don L. & Mabel F. Dickason Professor

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

Photo: George Bach

George Bach

Professor of Law

    Lee & Leon Karelitz Professor in Evidence and Procedure

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

Photo: Reed Benson

Reed Benson

Professor of Law

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

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

Photo: Camille Carey

Camille Carey

Vice Dean
Professor of Law

    Karelitz Chair in Evidence and Procedure

505-277-0078
carey@law.unm.edu
Office: 2528

Photo: Barbara Creel

Barbara Creel

Director, Southwest Indian Law Clinic
Professor of Law

    Henry Weihofen Professorship

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

Photo: Elizabeth Elia

Elizabeth Elia

Assistant Professor of Law

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

    Photo: Scott England

    Scott England

    Principal Lecturer

      Regents' Lecturer

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

    Photo: Paul Figueroa

    Paul Figueroa

    Assistant Professor of Law

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

      Photo: Sonia M.  Gipson Rankin

      Sonia M.  Gipson Rankin

      Assistant Professor of Law

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

        Photo: Verónica C.  Gonzales-Zamora

        Verónica C.  Gonzales-Zamora

        Assistant Professor of Law

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

          Photo: Marc-Tizoc  González

          Marc-Tizoc  González

          Professor of Law

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

            Photo: Vinay Harpalani

            Vinay Harpalani

            Associate Professor of Law

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

              Photo: Steven K. Homer

              Steven K. Homer

              Director of the Legal Analysis & Communication Program
              Associate Professor of Law

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

                Photo: John Min Kang

                John Min Kang

                Professor of Law

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

                  Photo: Joshua Kastenberg

                  Joshua Kastenberg

                  Associate Professor of Law

                    Lee & Leon Karelitz Professor in Evidence and Procedure

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

                  Photo: April Land

                  April Land

                  Professor of Law

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

                    Photo: John P.  LaVelle

                    John P.  LaVelle

                    Professor of Law

                      Regents Lectureship

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

                    Photo: Mary Leto Pareja

                    Mary Leto Pareja

                    Professor of Law

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

                      Photo: Nathalie Martin

                      Nathalie Martin

                      Associate Dean for Faculty Development
                      Professor of Law

                        Frederick M. Hart Chair in Consumer and Clinical Law

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

                      Photo: Serge Martinez

                      Serge Martinez

                      Associate Dean of Experiential Learning
                      Professor of Law

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

                        Photo:  Jennifer Moore

                        Jennifer Moore

                        Professor of Law

                          Pamela B. Minzner Chair in Professionalism

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

                        Photo: Aliza Organick

                        Aliza Organick

                        Professor of Law

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

                          Photo: Gabe Pacyniak

                          Gabe Pacyniak

                          Associate Professor of Law

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

                            Photo: Sergio  Pareja

                            Sergio  Pareja

                            Dean
                            Professor of Law

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

                              Photo:  Lysette  Romero Cordova

                              Lysette  Romero Cordova

                              Assistant Professor of Law

                                505-277-5723
                                lysette.romero-cordova@law.unm.edu
                                Office: 1129

                                Photo: Joseph A. Schremmer

                                Joseph A. Schremmer

                                Assistant Professor of Law

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

                                  Photo: Laura Spitz

                                  Laura Spitz

                                  Professor of Law

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

                                    Photo: Sarah Steadman

                                    Sarah Steadman

                                    Associate Professor of Law

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

                                      Photo: David Stout

                                      David Stout

                                      Senior Lecturer III

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

                                        Photo: Carol M. Suzuki

                                        Carol M. Suzuki

                                        Professor of Law

                                          Dickason Professorship

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

                                        Photo: Clifford Villa

                                        Clifford Villa

                                        Associate Professor of Law

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

                                          Photo: Sam Winder

                                          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

                                                Photo: Sherri L.  Burr

                                                Sherri L.  Burr

                                                Professor Emerita

                                                  Dickason Chair in Law EmeritaRegents Professor Emerita

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

                                                Photo: Robert J.  Desiderio

                                                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

                                                          Photo: Frederick M.  Hart

                                                          Frederick M.  Hart

                                                          Professor Emeritus

                                                            505-277-4737
                                                            hart@law.unm.edu
                                                            Office: 3124

                                                            Photo: Scott Hughes

                                                            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

                                                                Photo: Margaret E. Montoya

                                                                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

                                                                  Photo: Ted Occhialino

                                                                  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

                                                                                Photo: Christine Zuni Cruz

                                                                                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