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Campus News
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
February 14, 2005
Volume 40, Number 7


Fort to conduct national water storage study

FortProfessor of Law Denise Fort has been appointed to the National Research Council committee charged with conducting the study “Potential and Pitfalls for Sustainable Underground Storage of Recoverable Water.”

The committee will publish an overview of research needs and priorities concerning sustainable underground storage technology. A variety of factors contributing to the performance of storage projects will be assessed.

The National Research Council is an arm of the National Academies.

Fort has 25 years experience in environmental and natural resources law. She is former chair of the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, a presidential appointment. Fort joined the UNM law faculty in 1991.


Norwood honored by law school association

NorwoodProfessor of Law J. Michael Norwood has received the 2005 William Pincus Award from the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Clinical Legal Education.

Norwood was honored for leadership in the advancement of clinical legal education, tireless promotion of multidisciplinary collaborations, pioneering work on technology in clinics and dedication to students and social justice.

Norwood is the Dickason Professor of Law at UNM, where he has been teaching in the clinical programs since 1971. He served as reporter for the MacCrate Task Force, which issued a detailed report on the fundamental skills and professional values needed for competent legal practice. He also authored New Mexico’s Kinship Guardianship statute; developed one of the first computerized clinic case management systems; and created a semester-in-practice program, a collaborative, interdisciplinary and community-based clinic.

Norwood was honored at the AALS annual meeting in San Francisco recently.

The prestigious legal award dates back to 1981 and honors one or more individuals or institutions benefiting clinical education or advancing justice.