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February 12, 2010

UNM School of Law Celebrates 60 Years of Educating Lawyers

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first graduating class of the University of New Mexico School of Law.  To commemorate this anniversary, UNM School of Law Dean Kevin Washburn has announced the “60 for 60” project. 

"The alumni and friends of this law school have helped to shape the legal landscape of New Mexico and this project is designed to capture the richness of the law school's history in the legal community,” says Washburn.

A “60 for 60” book will bring attention to the role the school has played in New Mexico and nationally by honoring the 60 most influential people, changes, events, legislative breakthroughs, accomplishments that have impacted or originated at  the School of Law. Nominations for these 60 finalists are currently being accepted at the UNM School of Law “60 for 60” Web site, located at

Nominations are not limited to just individuals, but any transformative change that originated at the UNM School of Law. This includes laws that were passed, leaders at the school, and alumni who have impacted the legal world or New Mexico as a whole and more.  Nominations should be between 250-500 words and photo submissions are welcome. The deadline for nominations is April 1.

For more information about the “60 for 60” project or nomination requirements, please contact David Myers, UNM School of Law Archivist at 277-6796.


The University of New Mexico is the state's largest university, serving more than 32,000 students. UNM is home to the state's only schools of law, medicine, pharmacy and architecture and operates New Mexico's only academic health center. UNM is noted for comprehensive undergraduate programs and research that benefits the state and the nation.