Natural Resources and Environmental Law Faculty

Experience matters, and every one of our NREL faculty members had years of experience in environmental and natural resources law before becoming a UNM professor. This experience is remarkably diverse, including work for federal agencies, tribal governments, private clients, nonprofit conservation groups, and more. This experience helps our NREL faculty be better teachers and mentors for our students, whatever they may aspire to do in this field of law. In addition, all of our professors are accomplished scholars in their chosen fields, helping to shape the development of the law through their research and writing.

Reed Benson

Reed Benson

Water Law, Natural Resources, Administrative Law

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Adrian Oglesby

Adrian Oglesby

Research Professor, Director, Utton Center

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Gabe Pacyniak

Gabe Pacyniak

Assistant Professor of Law

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Cliff Villa

Cliff Villa

Environmental Law, Environmental Justice, Environmental Enforcement, International Environmental Law, Introduction to Natural Resources and Environmental Law, NRJ Faculty Advisor

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Jeanette Wolfley

Jeanette Wolfley

Indian Water Rights, Tribal Natural and Cultural Resources

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Joe Schremmer

Joe Schremmer

Oil and Gas, Property Law

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Elizabeth Elia

Elizabeth Elia

Land Use, Property Law

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A broad spectrum of adjuncts and guest lecturers also enhance learning by providing students with additional expertise.