UNM Pre-Law Students Receive National Honors
January 17, 2003

UNM pre-law students Eric Berman, Lauren Ciulini, Brian Eagan, and Matt Ray have been named by UNM to the 2003 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. This award is granted to students who exhibit outstanding service.

Eric Berman was born in the Bronx. Before moving to New Mexico, he lived in Boca Raton, Florida. Eric has been active in numerous student groups at UNM, including Phi Alpha Delta International Fraternity,Sigma Tau International Honor Society in Philosophy, Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, and Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society. Eric has served in numerous leadership positions, and he has helped to write organizational constitutions and by-laws for many of the groups in which he has participated. At present, he is preparing to apply to law schools and he is analyzing closely the academic components of his application materials.

Lauren Ciulini is from Chicago, IL. She is a senior majoring in Psychology. Political science is her minor field. Lauren is a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and she has served as vice president for both student groups. Lauren has a very strong academic record at UNM; indeed, she has been on the Dean's List consistently since Spring 2001. She plans to attend the University of Illinois College of Law in Fall 2004. Lauren plans to specialize in sports law and hopes to represent Major League Baseball players.

Brian Eagan, a senior Political Science major, is a native of Albuquerque. Brian has worked part time at UNM for the last two years as a Public Relations Specialist in the UNM Transportation Information/Project Facilitation Department. Among other tasks, he helps build and maintain an extensive website about all UNM construction projects and most regional road repair projects (www.unm.edu/waytogo). Brian is a UNM Presidential Scholar, a charter member of UNM's pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, and a former president of UNM College Democrats. He has completed internships with U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman in Washington, D.C.; NM Land Commissioner Ray Powell in Santa Fe and in Albuquerque; and NM House Majority Leader Danice Picraux in Santa Fe. Brian has applied to the UNM School of Law For Admission in Fall 2003.

Matt Ray is also from Albuquerque. Matt is majoring in Political Science and is in his third year of study at UNM. He interned with the Bernalillo County Legal Department in Summer 2000. Matt was also a student worker at the Rodey Law Firm during 2001-2002. He is currently working for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico. Matt is presently Single Adult Ministry Director at his local church. Throughout his undergraduate career, he has been a hard-working, service-oriented, and dedicated pre-law student. Indeed, he has participated in three national pre-law conferences. He has also been awarded the UNM Alumni Association’s Arthur J. Harvey Scholarship.