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UNM Law Team excels in national trial competition; Jonathan Dominguez wins Best Cross Examination Award
November 30, 2016
This year was the first time that the UNM Law School was invited to the Judge Paul Joseph Kelly, Jr. Invitational Trial Competition.

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Two UNM Law School faculty to present at NM Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on December 2
November 29, 2016
Professor Barbara Creel and Adjunct Professor Rebecca Kitson will give presentations at the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association CLE on December 2, 2016.

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Death row exoneree Anthony Ray Hinton tells his compelling story to over 300 at the law school
November 23, 2016
How did Anthony Ray Hinton spend over 30 years in a 5'x7' cell for crimes he did not commit and emerge with his sense of humor, joyful outlook, and compassion intact?

UNM Giving Tuesday

UNM Law celebrates #GivingTuesday - Participation Matters. Student success depends on it.
November 21, 2016
On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the UNM Law School will celebrate the global event, #GivingTuesday.


State Supreme Court Justices and legal aid leaders attend LSC Access to Justice Forum
November 17, 2016
Distinguished jurists and leaders of the legal aid community gathered in Albuquerque on October 17 for panel discussions on how to expand access to justice.

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Javier B. Garcia ('17) wins UNM's Sarah Belle Brown Community Service Award
November 16, 2016
Javier B. Garcia ('17) was recognized for his dedication to volunteerism and improving UNM and the greater New Mexican community.

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Dean Alfred Mathewson moderates tax law panel, files sports law amicus brief
November 14, 2016
For years, UNM Law School Dean Alfred Mathewson has focused his teaching and research on antitrust law, business planning, sports law, minority business enterprises and corporate governance.

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Christy Chapman advocates for indigenous health at prestigious international conference
November 10, 2016
Born and raised in the Pueblo of Zuni, Christy Chapman was a public health nurse for several years. She hoped her law degree would open many doors to empower others.

New Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic

New Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic
November 9, 2016
The UNM School of Law will open a new Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic (NREL) in January 2017.

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Professor Kevin Washburn discusses President Obama's commitment to Indian Country
November 9, 2016
Regents Professor Kevin Washburn knows the Obama Administration from the inside, having served as the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs from October 2012 through December 2015.

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Wild Friends selected for UNM's American Honda Foundation grant proposal
November 9, 2016
The Wild Friends Program, an award-winning civics education program at the UNM School of Law, has been selected through a UNM Limited Competition to be the official UNM proposal for an American Honda Foundation grant.

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UNM Law School Art Gallery issues call for artists to become 2017 Artists in Residence
November 7, 2016
The UNM School of Law Not for Profit Art Gallery invites all University of New Mexico artists to submit their art for consideration for the 2017 exhibition.

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Professor Serge Martinez quoted in CNN Money
November 4, 2016
UNM Law School Professor Serge Martinez is an expert on wage theft issues and helps enforce the rights of low-wage workers, among other things, in the school's Economy Justice Clinic (also known as the Business & Tax Clinic).

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2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards Dinner pays tribute to outstanding honorees, raises over $90,000 for scholarships
November 4, 2016
Hundreds of attorneys, judges, public servants and officials joined law school faculty and students at the Distinguished Achievement Awards Dinner on Friday, October 21 at the UNM Student Union Building (SUB).

Thomas Saenz, President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

National speaker says Hispanic litigants and lawyers will have on immense impact on nation's future
November 1, 2016
The Mexican American Law Student Association at the University of New Mexico School of Law had the pleasure of hosting Thomas Saenz, President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) at the law school for a presentation in September.

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