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The Don G. McCormick Writing Prize
June 30, 2023

elliott heater brown, winnder of the mccormick writing prize

Congratulations to Elliott Heater-Brown (2L), the winner of the Don G. McCormick Writing Prize! This prize is awarded to an ELA II student with the brief that best represents and exemplifies excellen…


PLSI Judicial Clerkship Program Panel
July 31, 2023

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The Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI) Institute for American Indians and Alaska Natives is a two-month program that prepares American Indian and Alaska Native individuals for law school by simulating t…


2023 Distinguished Achievements Award Dinner (DAAD)
August 30, 2023


The Distinguished Achievements Award Dinner (DAAD) is celebrating the 2023 awardees: Hon. Judy Nakamura (Ret), Benny Naranjo, Alicia Gutierrez, and Larissa Lozano for the Promisee Award. The DAAD is …

2023 APIL Fellowship Recipients
August 1, 2023

Camilla Alison

Congratulations, Othmer Award and APIL Fellowship Recipients!

The Association for Public Interest Law (“APIL”) celebrates the recipient of the 2023 Othmer Award, as well as the recipients …


UNM School of Law part of UNM's Next Grand Challenges
September 28, 2023

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New Mexico is the no. 2 oil-producing state in the nation. But in recent months, President Joe Biden visited an up-and-coming wind tower manufacturing site and just last week there was a groundbreaki…

UNM Law experts featured in national news
September 14, 2023

UNM Law Professors Maryam Ahranjani and Kastenberg


Governor Lujan Grisham’s executive order, suspending open and concealed carry laws in Albuquerque and throughout Bernalillo County for 30 days, has raised many discussions among the…

Professor Kastenberg published a book
September 8, 2023

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Professor Kastenberg published a book that became available for purchase on September 8, 2023. The book is titled Goldwater v. Carter: Foreign Policy, China, and the Resurgence of Executive Branch Pr…


Lobo Living Room: Megadrought
October 5, 2023

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Attention Brave Souls! You're Invited to a Bone-Chilling Lecture on Mega Drought in the Southwest. 
Are you ready to confront the terrifying reality of a Mega Drought gripping the Southwest? Join …


UNM Law Clinic Van
November 17, 2023

Law Fiesta Van


The UNM School of Law recently gained a new addition to the Clinical Program this semester: a passenger van that can seat up to 15 people. Every student at the law school is required to partic…


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