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UNM Regents Honor Jim Ellis
January 23, 2008


The UNM Board of Regents has presented UNM Law Professor Jim Ellis with the Regents’ Meritorious Service Award for his dedication to the students he has taught and mentored, his impact on the l…



Leo Romero Named Interim Dean
April 8, 2008

UNM Law Professor Leo Romero will serve as interim dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law, effective May 18. He will serve in that capacity for the 2008-2009 academic year while UNM conduc…


Advocacy Tournament Tests 1L Skills
May 1, 2008


Maggie Murray, left in photo, edged out Desiree Gurule to take top honors in the 13th Annual New Mexico Court of Appeals Oral Advocacy Tournament. A total of 32 first-year law students competed in th…


Clinic Students Take on Asylum Case
June 12, 2008

Clinic Students Take on Asylum Case

Working on an asylum case in the Community Lawyering Clinic this past spring, three UNM law students learned more than how to research a case; they learned about the higher stakes that can be involve…

UNM Professors Involved in CLE Conference
June 3, 2008

Professor Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

Members of the UNM Law faculty helped organize and participated in the Association of American Law Schools 2008 Conference on Clinical Legal Education, which took place in Tucson last May.

Associate …


Reed Benson joins UNM Law Faculty
July 10, 2008

Reed Benson

Reed Benson joined the UNM law faculty in July 2008, contributing a broad background in environmental work, including five years as executive director of WaterWatch of Oregon. In addition to teaching…



First-year Native Students Welcomed to the Law School
September 11, 2008

First Year Native Students

The newest additions to the UNM School of Law's Native community, members of the first-year class, were welcomed to the law school at a dinner in their honor.

Professor Gloria Valencia-Weber and her h…


ABA Solo Division Recognizes Indian Law Program
October 8, 2008

ABA Indian Law Program

The Indian Law Program at the UNM School of Law was honored by the ABA's General Practice, Small Firm and Solo Division for its efforts to increase the number of Native American and Alaska Native law…

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