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New Mexico’s Climate Science Judge Visits UNM
November 9, 2022

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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. Read More about New Mexico’s Climate Science Judge Visits UNM

Who to blame: UNM professor researches AI harm and culpability
October 20, 2022

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Imagine your identity gets stolen or misconfigured online, resulting in serious personal damages. The cause was an error rooted in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, equipment with no face or name. So, who’s to blame? Is it the company that hosts the technology, the state who commissioned it, the worker who created a certain piece of code, or someone else altogether? Read More about Who to blame: UNM professor researches AI harm and culpability

The Border Justice Initiative Launches its Inaugural Border Justice Fellowship
October 6, 2022

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The UNM School of Law has launched its inaugural Border Justice Fellowship Program, a key component of the school’s Border Justice Initiative focused on ensuring the legal system’s just treatment of immigrants at the U.S. southern border. Jorge Rodriguez, a recent UNM School of Law graduate and new lawyer, was selected to serve as the program’s first fellow and will be placed at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso, Texas. The two-year Border  Justice Fellowship is the result of a partnership between the UNM School of Law and the Jacqueline Marie Leaffer Foundation. Read More about The Border Justice Initiative Launches its Inaugural Border Justice Fellowship

Eric and Dana Marie Knapp
September 12, 2022

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Albuquerque, NM – University of New Mexico School of Law Alumnus Eric Knapp (‘98) and his wife, Dana Marie Knapp, have made a $1.9M estate gift to the Peter A. Winograd Scholarship in Law endowment, honoring UNM School of Law Associate Dean & Professor Emeritus Peter Winograd. The Knapps have been long-time supporters of the UNM School of Law. In 2014, they made the founding gift to establish the Winograd Scholarship and have since contributed annually to provide scholarships to current law students through the Winograd Scholarship. This most recent $1.9M estate gift is the lead gift for the 75th Anniversary fundraising campaign at the UNM School of Law and the third largest gift the Law School has ever received.  Winograd has also made a substantial estate gift, as well as annual gifts, to the scholarship endowment. Read More about Eric and Dana Marie Knapp

Two law students receive stipends from the natural resources & environmental law program for summer work
April 28, 2022

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UNM’s Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program has awarded stipends to two students who will work this summer in otherwise-unpaid positions in environmental law.  The students and their summer 2022 employers are Jackie Munro (Class of ’24) with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, and Kate Tara (Class of ’23) with American Rivers. Read More about Two law students receive stipends from the natural resources & environmental law program for summer work

Students from UNM School of Law Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic Argued for Stronger Protections in Ozone Precursor Regulations for NM Oil and Gas Regulations
April 15, 2022

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Students from UNM School of Law Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic Argued for Stronger Protections in Ozone Precursor Regulations for NM Oil and Gas Regulations Read More about Students from UNM School of Law Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic Argued for Stronger Protections in Ozone Precursor Regulations for NM Oil and Gas Regulations

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