The University of New Mexico School of Law faculty bring a diversity of backgrounds, professional interests and outlooks to legal education. This collection showcases the range of scholarship by current and emeritus faculty, including law journals, bar journals, briefs, testimony, op-eds, presentations, blog posts or blawgs, and interviews. Email your questions about this collection to libref [at] law.unm.edu.

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Submissions from 2023

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Case Note: Up In the Air: Environment Texas and the New Violation-Based Approach to Determining Standing in Environmental Citizen Suits, Noah T. Allaire

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Brief of Amici Curiae Law Professors & Indian Law Experts in Support of Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, Smith v. United States, Barbara L. Creel, Verónica Gonzales-Zamora, and Marc-Tizoc Gonzaléz

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Arresting Assembly: An Argument Against Expanding Criminally Punishable Protest, Allison Freedman

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Eviction Sealing Should Top New Mexico’s Legislative Housing Agenda, Allison Freedman

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Balkinization Symposium on Christian G. Fritz, Monitoring American Federalism: The History of State Legislative Resistance, Christian G. Fritz

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Interposition: A State-Based Constitutional Tool That Might Help Preserve American Democracy, Christian G. Fritz

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Monitoring American Federalism: The Overlooked Tool of Sounding the Alarm Interposition, Christian G. Fritz

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The MIDAS Touch: Atuahene's "Stategraft" and Unregulated Artificial Intelligence, Sonia Gipson Rankin

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AI is here. Here’s how New Mexicans can prepare, Sonia Gipson Rankin and Melanie E. Moses

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Race, Gender, and Class Conscious Approaches to Mentoring, Verónica Gonzales-Zamora

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Civil Procedure Update 2023, Verónica Gonzales-Zamora and Julio C. Romero

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FROM THE DEVINE GIFT TO THE DEVIL’S BARGAINS: ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE IDEOLOGY OF WHITE SUPREMACY, Vinay Harpalani

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“WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED”: THE IRONIC DEMISE OF (AND HOPE FOR) AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, Vinay Harpalani

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Why the Actual Malice Test Should Be Eliminated, John M. Kang

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Surviving Castro-Huerta: The Historical Perseverance of the Basic Policy of Worcester v. Georgia Protecting Tribal Autonomy, Notwithstanding One Supreme Court Opinion's Errant Narrative to the Contrary, John P. LaVelle

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Policing the Unhoused, Ernesto A. Longa

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Book Review: Smokescreen: Debunking Wildfire Myths to Save Our Forests and Climate, Brenda Macías López

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Keeping All The Lights On: A Roadmap to Affordable, Universal Electricity Service In the Clean Energy Transition, Gabriel Pacyniak

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State Sequestration: Federal Policy Accelerates Carbon Storage, But Leaves Full Climate, Equity Protections to States, Gabriel Pacyniak

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Climate, Health, and Equity Implications of Large Facility Pollution Sources in New Mexico, Gabriel Pacyniak, Angélica Ruiz, Shannon Sanchez-Youngman, and Elena Krieger

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Case Note: The Lack of Teeth in Teitiota: Exploring the Limits of the Groundbreaking U.N. Human Rights Committee Case, Elena Papadakos

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Masking Vulnerability: Including PPE as a Covered Service in Health Insurance, Mary Leto Pareja

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New Mexico's Greenbelt Law: Disincentivizing Water Conservation Through Agricultural Tax Breaks, Annalise Porter, Robert P. Berrens, and John Fleck

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Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal, Miguel A. Quintana

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Ad Coelum and the Design of Property Rights, Joseph A. Schremmer

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Case Note: Mind the (Federal) Gap: Nuisance Claims in the Tenth Circuit to Address Climate Change, Serafina Seluja

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Case Note: The Ultimate Nuisance: Climate Change Comes to Federal Court in City of New York v. Chevron Corp., Dr. Jeremy Wirths

Submissions from 2022

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Breaking Barriers: Women in Criminal Law (Young Lawyers Rising Podcast), Maryam Ahranjani

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Sprinting a Marathon: Next Steps for Gender Equity in Criminal Law Employment, Maryam Ahranjani

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The Constitutional Costs Of School Policing, Maryam Ahranjani and Natalie Saing

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A Contentious Mission: Water Supply and Corps of Engineers Reservoirs, Reed D. Benson

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A Model of Collegial Judicial Decision-Making: The Ransom-Montgomery Years on the New Mexico Supreme Court, Michael B. Browde and Mario E. Occhialino

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Is the Court of Indian Offenses of Ute Mountain Ute Agency a Federal Agency for Purposes of the Fifth Amendment’s Double Jeopardy Clause?, Barbara L. Creel

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Stated Culpability Requirements, Scott England

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If You Draw It, Students Learn It: An Approach to Teaching Contracts and Other Doctrinal Courses, Paul Figueroa

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Creating Lightbulb Moments: Developing Higher-Order Thinking in Family Law Classrooms Through Court Observations, Sonia Gipson Rankin

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What’s (Race in) the Law Got to Do With It: Incorporating Race in Legal Curriculum, Sonia Gipson Rankin

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Would You Make It to the Future? Teaching Race in an Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Law Classroom, Sonia Gipson Rankin

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Appellate Court Forum, Verónica Gonzales-Zamora

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Judicial Philosophy 2022: Ethics & Professionalism in Appellate Decision-Making, Verónica Gonzales-Zamora

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Civil Procedure Update 2022 (Handout and Slide Deck), Verónica C. Gonzales-Zamora and Julio C. Romero

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Asian Americans, Racial Stereotypes, and Elite University Admissions, Vinay Harpalani

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Boston Globe interviews Vinay Harpalani: Supreme Court agrees to hear Harvard affirmative action case, could cause ‘huge ripple effect’ in college admissions, Vinay Harpalani, Laura Krantz, and Deirdre Fernandes

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Against Political Speech, John M. Kang

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The Political Urgency of Black Manhood: Frederick Douglass on Constitutional Theory, John M. Kang

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The Political Urgency of Black Manhood: Frederick Douglass on Constitutional Theory, John M. Kang

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Global News Toronto interviews Joshua Kastenberg: U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine mandate, Joshua Kastenberg and Miranda Anthistle

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KOB interviews Joshua Kastenberg: Business leaders react to Supreme Court blocking vaccine mandate, Joshua E. Kastenberg and Chase Golightly

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Of Reservation Boundary Lines and Judicial Battle Lines, Part 1 - Reservation Diminishment/Disestablishment Cases from 1962 to 1975: The Indian Law Justice Files, Episode 1, John P. LaVelle

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Book Review: Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, J. Spenser Lotz

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A Unifying Doctrine of Subsurface Property Rights, Joseph A. Schremmer

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Regulating Natural Gas Venting and Flaring as Waste: A Review of the New Mexico Approach, Joseph A. Schremmer

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Waste and the Governance of Private and Public Property, Joseph A. Schremmer and Tara K. Righetti

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Adapting To a 4°C World, Clifford Villa

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Beyond Bake Sales: Environmental Justice Through Superfund Removal Actions, Clifford Villa

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Don't Blame the Flint River, Clifford Villa

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No “Box to be Checked”: Environmental Justice in Modern Legal Practice, Clifford J. Villa

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Book Review: The Development of the Law of the Sea Convention: The Role of International Courts and Tribunals, Kalista Wilson

Submissions from 2021

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Pulling Back the Curtain: A Follow-Up Report from the ABA Criminal Justice Section Women in Criminal Justice Task Force, Maryam Ahranjani

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School "Safety" Measures Jump Constitutional Guardrails, Maryam Ahranjani

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The Role of Lawyers in Bridging the Gap between the Robust Federal Rights to Education and Relatively Low Education Outcomes in Guatemala, Maryam Ahranjani

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Why Are Women Lawyers Underrepresented in Criminal Justice?, Maryam Ahranjani

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Santa Fe Reporter interviews Maryam Ahranjani: Change of Venue, District Court judge to consider defense’s argument that a fair trial in the slaying of basketball star is impossible in Santa Fe, Maryam Ahranjani and Katherine Lewin

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KRWG interviews Maryam Ahranjani, Doña Ana County Mandatory Vaccination Policy Contested, Maryam Ahranjani and Madison Staten

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Brief for American Indian Law Scholars as Amicus Curiae, Stephen C., et al v. Bureau of Indian Education, et al.,, Barbara L. Creel, Tierra N. Marks, and Randolph H. Barnhouse

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When Imitation Is Not Flattery: Addressing Cultural Exploitation in Guatemala Through a Sui Generis Model, Paul Figueroa

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Rethinking The PLRA: The Resiliency of Injunctive Practice And Why It’s Not Enough, Allison Freedman

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BBC World News interviews Sonia Gipson Rankin: Biden vaccine mandate blocked, Sonia Gipson Rankin

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BBC World News interviews Sonia Gipson Rankin: Verdict of trial in murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Sonia Gipson Rankin

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Technological Tethereds: Potential Impact of Untrustworthy Artificial Intelligence in Criminal Justice Risk Assessment Instruments, Sonia M. Gipson Rankin

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BBC World News interviews Sonia Gipson Rankin: Daunte Wright police shooting trial verdict, Kimberly Potter fatally shot Mr. Wright mistaking her handgun for Taser, Sonia M. Gipson Rankin

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Diverse Magazine interviews Sonia Gipson-Rankin: Law Schools Respond to the Movement for Social Justice, Sonia Gipson Rankin and Pearl Stewart

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Civil Procedure Update 2021: New Mexico Annual Judicial Conclave, Verónica Gonzales-Zamora

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The COVID Ceiling: Super-Moms are Struggling, Verónica Gonzales-Zamora

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Civil Procedure Update 2021 (Handout and Slide Deck), Verónica Gonzales-Zamora and Julio C. Romero

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Latina and Latino Critical Legal Theory: LatCrit Theory, Praxis and Community, Marc-Tizoc Gonzaléz, Sarudzayi Matambanadzo, and Sheila I. Vélez Martínez

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Can “Asians” Truly Be Americans?, Vinay Harpalani

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Dear Ohio interviews Vinay Harpalani: Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month and highlighting the rise of violence against Asian Americans, Vinay Harpalani

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“Preservative of All Other Rights”: Voting and Social Justice in the Post-Trump Era, Vinay Harpalani

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Racial Triangulation, Interest-Convergence, and the Double-Consciousness of Asian Americans, Vinay Harpalani

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“Trumping” Affirmative Action, Vinay Harpalani

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Understanding the Nuances: Diversity Among Asian American Pacific Islanders, Vinay Harpalani

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Building Asian American and Black Solidarity for Racial Justice in Today’s America, Vinay Harpalani, Sunu P. Chandy, Sholanna Lewis, and Frank H. Wu

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Harvard Crimson interviews Vinay Harpalani: Justice Department Drops Yale Admissions Lawsuit, Signifying Likely Shift in Harvard Suit, Vinay Harpalani, Raquel Coronell Uribe, and Jasper Goodman

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Harvard Crimson interviews Vinay Harpalani: ‘Complete Switch in Position’: Legal Experts Say Biden Likely to Back Harvard in Race-Conscious Admissions Suit, Vinay Harpalani, Benjamin L. Fu, and Vivi E. Lu

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The Washington Post interviews Vinay Harpalani: The courts have served as an anti-democratic force for much of U.S. history, Vinay Harpalani and David A. Love

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Harvard Crimson interviews Vinay Harpalani, Students for Fair Admissions Petitions SCOTUS to Take Up Suit Against Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions, Vinay Harpalani and Vivi E. Lu

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The Harvard Crimson interviews Vinay Harpalani: Supreme Court Delays Decision on Reviewing Harvard Admissions Lawsuit, Vinay Harpalani, Vivi E. Lu, and Dekyi T. Tsotsong

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Washington Monthly interviews Vinay Harpalani: Asian Americans and the Pursuit of Unhappiness, Vinay Harpalani and Reginald C. Oh

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Voice of America interviews Vinay Harpalani, 大學招生該不該考慮種族因素?哈佛“歧視亞裔”案上訴最高法院 (Should college admissions consider racial factors? Harvard "discrimination against Asians" case appealed to the Supreme Court), Vinay Harpalani and Mo Yu

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Anomalous Anatomies: How the TSA Should Screen for Transgender People, Karissa J. Kang and John M. Kang

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Global News Toronto interviews Joshua Kastenberg: US House debate over 2nd impeachment of Trump, Joshua Kastenberg

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KOB-4 interviews Joshua Kastenberg: Constitutional law experts weighs in on U.S. Capitol insurrection aftermath, Trump impeachment, Joshua Kastenberg

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KOB-4 interviews Joshua Kastenberg: 'It's absolutely devastating', UNM law expert addresses Capitol Hill riots, Joshua Kastenberg

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BBC World News interviews Joshua Kastenberg: US Capital Violence Aftermath, Joshua Kastenberg and BBC World News

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Reassessing the Ahistorical Judicial Use of William Winthrop and Frederick Bernays Wiener, Joshua E. Kastenberg

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The Global Herald interviews Joshua Kastenberg: Ahmaud Arbery verdict: Key details from the trial as 3 men found guilty of murder, Joshua E. Kastenberg and Miranda Anthistle

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How to combat New Mexico’s housing crisis? UNM law professor and advocate Serge Martinez has answers., Serge A. Martinez and Annabella Farmer

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Bad Apples or a Rotten Tree: Ameliorating the Double Pandemic of COVID-19 and Racial Economic Inequality, Nathalie Martin

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Bad Apples or a Rotten Tree: Ameliorating the Double Pandemic of COVID-19 and Racial Economic Inequality, Nathalie Martin