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Professor Jim Ellis

Professor Jim Ellis receives advocacy award
April 30, 2015
Distinguished Professor James W. Ellis received the 2014 Advocacy Matters! Award from The Arc, a national organization that promotes and protects people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Court of Appeals

Students argue case before Court of Appeals
April 30, 2015
Veronica C. Gonzales ('15) and Heidi Todacheene ('15) represented their client and argued the case before the New Mexico Court of Appeals recently.

Dean David Herring

UNM announces transition in law school leadership
April 29, 2015
Albuquerque, NM - University of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President Chaouki Abdallah announced that UNM School of Law Dean David Herring will step down effective July 1, 2015.

Udall Interns

Udall interns head to D.C. for hands-on experience in tribal government relations
April 29, 2015
Two UNM Law students were recently selected for a prestigious internship to learn how federal Indian policy is implemented.

Moot Court

Students place second for best brief in national moot court competition
April 28, 2015
Larissa Lozano ('16) and Jaymie Roybal ('16) prepared for months, writing their brief and practicing their oral argument skills before some of the most well-regarded and respected members of the legal community.

Professor Reed Benson

New Mexico's first-ever Marshall-Brennan team competes in D.C.
April 27, 2015
For the students from local underserved high schools who participated in the UNM Chapter of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, learning about the Constitution, civil rights, and social justice from UNM Law students throughout the year was a positive experience in democracy and civic education.

Professor Reed Benson

Celebrations for Class of 2015 begin the second week of May. Congratulations, graduates!
April 27, 2015
The University of New Mexico School of Law Class of 2015 is on the final step of the journey to receive the Juris Doctorate. Students will celebrate at several events, including the Honors and Awards Ceremony and Commencement.

Professor Reed Benson

UNM Law School holds first-ever Indian Estate Planning Clinic
April 22, 2015
The first-ever Indian Estate Planning Clinic for Native American members will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at the UNM Law School, 1117 Stanford NE, Albuquerque 87131.

IJP Group

Students conduct investigations to right wrongful convictions
April 21, 2015
Albuquerque, NM - Professor Gordon Rahn gives each of his students in the Innocence and Justice Seminar the same mission: find new evidence.

Professor Reed Benson

Hilary Tompkins, Solicitor of the Department of Interior, Visits UNM Law School
April 20, 2015
Hilary Tompkins, Solicitor of the Department of Interior, visited the UNM School of Law on April 6 and 7, 2015.

Professor Reed Benson

UNM Law Library Faculty Present at Law Libraries Conference
April 17, 2015
UNM Law Library faculty presented papers on legal research outcomes and security issues at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) in Boulder, Colorado, April 9-11.

Professor Reed Benson

High School Students Discover Diversity in the Law
April 17, 2015
The world does need more lawyers, especially with the unique perspectives of those from underrepresented communities.

Professor Kevin Tu

Business Law Faculty Travel Nationwide to Share Expertise
April 17, 2015
Three faculty members of the UNM Law School Business and Tax program traveled nationwide recently to share their expertise and participate in panels - from the UC Hastings College of the Law to the Louisiana State University Law Center and the Georgia State University School of Law.

Professor Reed Benson

Albuquerque the Magazine Interviews Gordon Rahn, Director of Innocence and Justice Project
April 16, 2015
Gordon Rahn "spends his days searching for the truth," as director of the UNM Law School's Innocence and Justice Project, according to an article in the April 2015 issue of Albuquerque the Magazine.

Alumni Associations

3Ls Welcomed to the Alumni Association
April 13, 2015
Third year law students were welcomed into the Law Alumni Association at a reception in the Forum at the UNM Law School on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Jess Bravin

2015 Simms Lecture Focuses on Ethics, National Security and Law
April 9, 2015
Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal Supreme Court correspondent and author, presented the 2015 John Field Simms, Sr. Memorial Lectureship in Law on April 2 in the Forum at the UNM School of Law.

Professor Reed Benson

NALSA Fundraiser a Success
April 1, 2015
The Native American Law Students Association held a very successful fundraiser at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in February.

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