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Record-high 14 students graduate with NREL Certificate
May 29, 2020
UNM School of Law awarded fourteen graduating students its Natural Resources and Environmental Law certificate in 2020, its largest class of certificate awardees to date. Law students can earn the specialized certificate with their J.D. by earning 21 credits in qualifying courses and completing writing and experiential learning components.


Law School Responds to Challenges During Covid-19 Crisis
May 26, 2020
When New Mexico Governor and UNM Law alumna Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a public health emergency in the state due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic on March 12, the University of New Mexico was already addressing the crisis. One day later, UNM extended spring break by two weeks, until April 5 and the University’s schools and departments were faced with the arduous task of going online for students and staff.

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Law School hosts virtual celebration of Class of 2020
May 13, 2020
Saturday May 9 was a particularly singular day for the UNM School of Law, which observed a virtual Celebration of the Class of 2020. The first of its kind, the festivity was hosted online on the Law School’s YouTube channel.

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Law Professor Cliff Villa leads effort to update book on environmental justice
May 8, 2020
UNM School of Law Professor Clifford Villa and Professor emerita Eileen Gauna are helping to add to growing influence of the School of Law’s Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program (NREL) with the release of the third edition of “Environmental Justice: Law, Policy, and Regulation.”

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UNM School of Law Introduces its Inaugural Border Justice Externs
May 1, 2020
The UNM School of Law’s Border Justice Initiative has selected Annie Swift and Jorge Rodriguez as the inaugural externs for the summer 2020 program.

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