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University of New Mexico School of Law Students and Graduates Play Key Role in Eliminating Harmful Fines and Fees from the New Mexico Children’s Code
April 25, 2021

Justice Irons
On March 31, 2021, New Mexico Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham (Class of 1987), officially signed into law House Bill 183, which eliminates all administrative fines and fees for juveniles from the New Mexico Children’s Code. The signing of HB 183 was the culmination of many hours of hard work by some very dedicated leaders of New Mexico, including several members of the University of New Mexico School of Law community. Read More about University of New Mexico School of Law Students and Graduates Play Key Role in Eliminating Harmful Fines and Fees from the New Mexico Children’s Code

UNM School of Law Welcomes National Leaders in Environmental Justice to Discuss Cumulative Impacts on Overburdened Communities
April 12, 2021

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On April 7, 2021, the UNM School of Law welcomed two national leaders in environmental justice for a discussion of cumulative impacts of pollution on local communities. Richard Moore, from Los Jardines Institute of Albuquerque, and Dr. Nicky Sheats, of the John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research in New Jersey, were both recently appointed by the Biden administration to the new White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. Read More about UNM School of Law Welcomes National Leaders in Environmental Justice to Discuss Cumulative Impacts on Overburdened Communities

UNM Law Clinic Partners with ADOBE Program to Give Previously Incarcerated Youth a Brighter Future
March 5, 2021

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Juvenile detention can gravely impact a child’s life. According to national studies, approximately 70% of previously incarcerated youth experience recidivism. Dr. Andrew Hsi, a professor of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, founded a groundbreaking program to respond to the needs of youths who have been incarcerated. Read More about UNM Law Clinic Partners with ADOBE Program to Give Previously Incarcerated Youth a Brighter Future

UNM Law Graduate Receives Prestigious Soros Justice Fellowship to Work with Children
February 12, 2021

Denali Wilson
Across the country, lawyers, organizers, and activists are banding together to achieve criminal justice reform. New Mexico is no exception. Throughout the state, community leaders and non-profit organizations are working hard to develop a better criminal justice system. One recent UNM SOL graduate, Denali Wilson (‘20), has contributed to these efforts in commanding ways. Read More about UNM Law Graduate Receives Prestigious Soros Justice Fellowship to Work with Children

UNM Law Alumnae Nancy Hollander & Teri Duncan featured in major motion picture The Mauritanian
February 10, 2021

Nancy Hollander and Teri Duncan
Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian national, was detained for 14 years at Guantánamo Bay. He was never charged with a crime, although the U.S. government suspected him of involvement in the September 11th attacks. Two UNM School of Law graduates, Nancy Hollander (’78) and Teri Duncan (’00), represented Mohamedou between 2005 and 2016, when he was finally released. This incredible story will soon come to the big screen in the feature motion-picture, The Mauritanian. Read More about UNM Law Alumnae Nancy Hollander & Teri Duncan featured in major motion picture The Mauritanian

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