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New Mexico’s Climate Science Judge Visits UNM
November 9, 2022
District Judge Manuel Arrieta serves as New Mexico’s Climate Science Judge under a program of the National Judicial College. The “Judicial Leaders in Climate Science” Program invites each state to nominate one judge to participate in this program that aims to build knowledge and capacity in state judiciaries. Judge Arrieta, who is both Chief Judge and Water Judge for New Mexico’s Third Judicial District based in Las Cruces, visited UNM Law in October to talk with faculty and students about climate change and its implications for law and resource management in New Mexico.

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UNM School of Law Professor analyzes water rights decision
November 9, 2022
It’s easy to say something is yours if it has your name on it, or you bought it, or received it as a gift. Yet, it’s not always such a clear cut picture of belonging when it’s something on your property. It’s even less obvious when it’s something with an undeniable public use–like water.

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