FACULTY NEWS In Print
Marsha Baum wrote When Nature Calls, which examines the law related to weather disasters in the United States. The book, published by Green- wood Publishing, looks at specific cases, legislation and administrative legal action.
Sherri Burr co-authored Wills and Trusts in a Nutshell 3rd Edition (with Mennell) (Thomson West, 2007).
Leo Romero wrote “Enhancing Diversity in an Appointive System of Selecting Judges,” published in 34 Fordham Urb. L. J. 485 (Jan. 2007).
Carol Suzuki wrote “Unpacking Pandora’s Box: Innovative Techniques for Effectively Counseling Asylum Applicants Suffering from Post-Trau- matic Stress Disorder”, which appeared as the lead article in the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal (vol. 4, Spring 2007).
On the Go Marsha Baum spent five weeks last summer as a visiting scholar at the University of Tasmania, with whom the UNM School of Law has an exchange program. While there she spent time researching Australian disaster relief. In the fall, she presented a talk titled, “The Weather Made Me Do It: The Evolution of Weather Data as Evidence and Alibi”, at the National Weather Conference in Reno, Nev., and she gave a workshop on copyright issues facing editors and authors to the American Associa- tion of Colleges of Pharmacy in Denver.
Kip Bobroff was one of three legal scholars invited to participate in the Rules Harmonization Project, a new initiative of the Navajo Nation’s Judicial Branch. The project will explore methods of conforming Na- vajo rules of court toward the fundamental laws of the Navajo people, recognizing that western-style dispute resolution methods often rely on principles deeply opposed to traditional methods of settling a dispute.
Sherri Burr spoke on “Race and Racism in the New Millennium” at both Eastern New Mexico University in Portales and the Lea County Museum in Lovington on May 1.
Denise Fort presented an analysis of the United States’ response to cli- mate change as measured by legislative action in August at the Oxford Roundtable in England, where the discussion centered around global warming and sustainable development. At a Colorado Springs confer- ence in September she chaired a panel titled, “Use of Aquifers for Storage in Other States,” a topic she is addressing as a member of a National Research Council committee. The committee is completing a book on sustainable underground storage.
Eileen Gauna was a member of a panel titled, “Environmental Justice and Climate Change,” which was sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C. The panel was organized by U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis of California and included Patricia Romero Lankao, one of the scientists on the International Panel on Climate Change.
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and Gloria Valencia-Weber gave a presenta- tion titled, “ Immigration Stories in the U.S. and Mexico: The Rheto- ric and the Realities,” at the Once Upon a Legal Time: Developing the Skills of Storytelling in Law Conference in London in mid-July. Their presentation described immigration stories that circulate in the media
and throughout the public on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The July conference was sponsored by the City Law School of City University in London and the Legal Writing Institute.
Alfred Mathewson presented “Teaching a Sports Law Seminar with a Free Agent Negotiation Exercise” at the Colloquium on Sports Law Scholarship and Teaching at the Marquette University Law School in September. The following week, he spoke on “Commercialization and the Arms Race in Collegiate Athletics” at a symposium at West Virginia University College of Law. The symposium was entitled “Reversing Field: Examining Commercialization, Labor and Race in 21st Century Sports Law.”
Margaret Montoya was a panelist at the second annual Meet the Press − Cancer and Social Injustice in the U.S., an August discussion of how cancer disproportionately affects certain populations in New Mexico and across the country.
Ted Parnall returned to Afghanistan, where he is helping to improve the competence and knowledge of the country’s legal professionals. In Kabul and Herat he taught commercial law concepts to Afghan judges and Ministry of Justice officials. In January, he will return to Kabul and teach company law to law professors and law students.
Leo Romero discussed recent developments in judicial selection dur- ing a presentation at the Judicial Conclave in June and at the State Bar’s annual convention in July.
Carol Suzuki has been named planning committee chair of the As- sociation of American Law Schools’ 2008 Conference on Clinical Education. The theme of the conference is “Reflecting on Our Work and Vision: Risks, Mistakes and Opportunities” and will take place in May 2008 in Tucson.
Peter Winograd has been elected to a second two-year term as secretary of the American Bar Association’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. He is also a public member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the medical school accrediting body appointed by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association.
Honors and Recognition Sherri Burr received two second-place and a third-place award for her entries in the National Federation of Press Women 2007 Contest.
New Hires Megan Argo teaches Legal Research, Reasoning and Writing.
Marcia Baker supervises the law student research pool at the Law Library and provides reference service to faculty, students, the Bar and the public.
Louis Caldera is adding four new courses to the curriculum, including Corporate Governance, and Legislative Process and Advocacy in the fall semester.
Barbara Creel (`90) is teaching in the Southwest Indian Law Clinic.
Ernesto Longa works in the Faculty and Public Services Department of the Law Library and he teaches Advanced Legal Research and contributes to collection development.
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