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Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Wins Two Year Battle in U.S. Tax Court
March 31, 2015
In early 2013, the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic began representation of a minority-owned sole proprietorship where all business expenses-as well as most of the taxpayer's itemized deductions-- were disallowed.

Professor Reed Benson

Commissioner Norman Bay Returns to Law School for Presentation on FERC
March 30, 2015
On Friday, March 20, 2015, Commissioner Norman Bay presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture titled "An Overview of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Energy Markets Today."

Professor Sherri Burr

Arts Talk Wins Another Award
March 27, 2015
"Max Evans & Friends," an episode of Arts Talk, a local-cable television show produced by Professor Sherri Burr and students in her Intellectual Property and Art Law classes, received first place in the category of Talk Show, Television from the New Mexico Press Women (NMPW) New Mexico Communications Contest 2015.

Professor Reed Benson

Professor Reed Benson Quoted in Washington Post Article
March 27, 2015
Reporter Jeff Guo of the Washington Post quoted UNM Law Professor Reed Benson six times in an article about rainwater collection in Colorado.

Professor Barbara Creel

Professors LaVelle and Creel Participate in Talking Circle
March 26, 2015
Professors Barbara Creel and John LaVelle have been invited to participate as official observers in the Talking Circle on the Indigenous Legal Tradition at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, March 27, 2015 - March 29, 2015.

Moot Court

Environmental Moot Court Team Thrives in National Competition
March 25, 2015
The Jeffrey G. Miller Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition is a very tough one.

Professor Barbara Creel

Professor Creel and Students Author Amicus Curiae Brief Accepted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
March 17, 2015
Professor Barbara Creel and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers moved to submit an Amicus Brief in Fortino Alvarez v. Randy Tracy, a civil post-conviction case currently pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

UNM alum Chief Judge M. Christina Armijo (back, center) welcomed UNM Law students to the Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse on March 3, 2015.

Strong Ties to the Bench and Bar: Chief U.S. District Judge Hosts Tour of Federal Courthouse
March 17, 2015
Chief United States District Judge M. Christina Armijo hosted 14 students and 3 faculty from the Law and Indigenous Peoples Program on a tour of the Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse in downtown Albuquerque on March 3, 2015.

Robert Johnston Photo

Three Students Discuss their Art Work on TV
March 17, 2015
UNM law students Suzanne Fortner ('16), Robert Johnston('16), and Kate Worthington ('15), will be featured on ARTS TALK, a weekly television show, this Thursday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 23rd, at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 10:30 a.m., and Thursday, April 2, 1:30 p.m. on Channel 27.

Veronica Gonzales

SILC Students Present Oral Argument before the NM Court of Appeals
March 16, 2015
Southwest Indian Law Clinic students Veronica C. Gonzales ('15) and Heidi Todacheene ('15) will represent their client and argue the case before the New Mexico Court of Appeals at 10:00 a.m. on March 18, 2015.

UNM School of Law

Albuquerque Business First Reports on Law School's Rankings
March 16, 2015
In the article, "See how U.S. News and World Report ranked UNM's law school," Albuquerque Business First reporter Sal Christ writes that the UNM School of Law ranks 71st out of 149 schools overall in the latest US News rankings, tying with Washington D.C.'s American University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of San Diego.


Prof. Barbara Creel Speaks on Policing the Rural West
March 13, 2015
UNM Law School Professor Barbara Creel presented at the Rural West Conference hosted by Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West from March 4-6, 2015.

Wild Friends students from Guadalupe Montessori in Silver City, two of whom were expert witnesses on the floor of the Senate for SM 91, with sponsor Sen. Morales.

Wild Friends Succeeds in Memorial Protecting Wildlife from Drones
March 13, 2015
Wild Friends had a very eventful and dramatic success after months of working on their 2014-2015 legislative project to develop a law that would protect wildlife from drones.

Robert Johnston Photo

UNM Law School Not-for-Profit Gallery Launches Student Artist Show with a Reception on March 24
March 11, 2015
UNM Law School Not-for-Profit Art Gallery will launch a Student Artist Show with a reception on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Forum of the UNM Law School, located at 1117 Stanford NE, Albuquerque.

Professor Jeanette Wolfley

UNM Law Professors Join Expert Panel at 40th Annual Indian Law Conference
March 10, 2015
Professors Gloria Valencia-Weber and Jeanette Wolfley are invited as panelists at the Federal Bar Association's 40th Annual Indian Law Conference from April 9-10, 2015 near Scottsdale, AZ, at the Talking Stick Resort.

Faculty in the News

UNM Law Faculty Quoted in the News
March 9, 2015
UNM Law Professor Nathalie Martin and Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Rapaport continue to be sought out by journalists and others for their expertise.

Professor Margaret E. Montoya

Professor Margaret Montoya Honored by Harvard Law School
March 5, 2015
Albuquerque, NM-University of New Mexico School of Law Professor Emerita Margaret Montoya is an honoree in the Harvard Law School (HLS) 2nd Annual International Women's Day Portrait Exhibit. The exhibit features inspiring women working in the fields of law and policy and is on display at HLS from March 2nd-14th.

Professor Dave Sidhu

Law Professor Garrett Epps Talks Supreme Court and Reality TV with Professor Sidhu
March 5, 2015
This month, Garrett Epps, Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law and the Supreme Court correspondent for The Atlantic, visited the law school to talk about his latest book, "American Justice 2014: Nine Clashing Visions on the Supreme Court" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).

UNM Law Community Lawyering Clinic with Chief of Staff Keith Gardner and Deputy General Counsel Matthew Stackpole

Roundhouse Rolls Out Red Carpet to Clinic Students
March 4, 2015
UNM Law School Not-for-Profit Art Gallery will launch a Student Artist Show with a reception on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Forum of the UNM Law School, located at 1117 Stanford NE, Albuquerque.

Professor Gloria Valencia-Weber

UNM Law Professor, LSC Board Member Tackles Huge Gap in Legal Justice
March 3, 2015
March 2, 2015 - Right now in the United States, 65 million people - 21 percent of the population-are eligible for legal aid, according to the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the single largest funder of civil legal services in the country.

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