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Law Professor Aliza Organick named Director of Law and Indigenous Peoples Program 
June 17, 2024
Aliza Organick, Professor at The University of New Mexico School of Law, has been named director of the Law and Indigenous Peoples Program and officially began the role June 1.

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Theodore Parnall Classroom Reveal
June 13, 2024
On May 1, 2024, the University of New Mexico School of Law honored Dean Emeritus Theodore “Ted” Parnall by dedicating a classroom to him. The School of Law marked the occasion with a ceremony for the family and friends of Dean Emeritus Parnall and members of the School of Law community. Dean Camille Carey, Bert Parnall - son of Dean Emeritus Parnall and School of Law alumnus - shared heartfelt stories and gratitude for Dean Emeritus Parnall and unveiled classroom signage commemorating his legacy at the School of Law.

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UNM Alumna Erlinda Johnson appointed Special Prosecutor in the Alec Baldwin Case
June 13, 2024
Erlinda Ocampo Johnson, University of New Mexico School of Law graduate (’95), has been appointed the special prosecutor in the Alec Baldwin case, which is currently scheduled for trial in July. She will be pursuing an involuntary manslaughter charge against Baldwin due to his fatal shooting on the film set of Rust. 

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The School of Law hires Associate Director of Admissions
June 13, 2024
Dominique Lange joins the School of Law as the Associate Director of Admissions and Pathway Initiatives, a new staff position created to support admissions growth, enhanced recruiting, and broader outreach that includes underserved communities.

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The School of Law creates new Director of Bar Exam Success position
June 13, 2024
The School of Law has created a new staff position dedicated to helping students prepare for the bar exam.

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland speaks at UNM Commencement and NALSA Graduation and Blanket Ceremony
June 13, 2024
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, who made history when she became the first Native American cabinet secretary in U.S. history, delivered the commencement address at the University of New Mexico School of Law’s Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) Graduation and Blanket Ceremony as well as at UNM’s spring commencement ceremony at the Pit.

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2024 UNM School of Law Commencement Ceremony
June 13, 2024
On May 11, 2024, 110 students at the School of Law celebrated their commencement.

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UNM School of Law student selected as Peggy Browning Fellow
June 13, 2024
Rachel Swanteson-Franz, a rising 2L at the University of New Mexico School of Law, was named a 2024 Peggy Browning Fellow and will spend the summer working at the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty.

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