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Lora Church aims to help people in need with Juris Doctor
May 20, 2021

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Lora Morgan Church listed the factors that make her a non-traditional student: She joked that she got her first degree “five hundred years ago,” then received her MBA and an MS in Health Education. She had a career and she and her husband Casey have five children. This month she’ll add a Juris Doctor degree to her resumé and looks forward to the future. Read More about Lora Church aims to help people in need with Juris Doctor

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

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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

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