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Fri March 4, 2011
60 for 60: Shaping Law in New Mexico Since 1950
Fri. 3/11 at 8am: For the last 60 years, UNM law graduates and faculty have shaped the practice of law and legal education in New Mexico. "60 for 60" is the just-released book highlighting the colorful stories of people who led the way. Dean Kevin Washburn and two colleagues join host Stephen Spitz to talk about how these accomplishments have impacted New Mexico and its unique cultures.
As just one example, the School has played a major role in increasing the number of Indian lawyers in the US from just 12 in 1968 to thousands of Indian advocates for Indian tribes. Similarly the School led the way in graduation rates for Hispanics and women in the US. And finally, the School's impact in professionalizing the Bar in New Mexico cannot be overstated. Please join us to learn more about how the law school changed the face of the legal profession in New Mexico. Produced with the assistance of John Burgund.