This collection showcases published legal scholarship by students at The University of New Mexico School of Law. Items include student publications in non-UNM journals, as well as our students who were published in the law school's journals.

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Submissions from 2019

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Using the Tenth Amendment to Prevent Forest Fires: An Analysis of the PropertyClause and Tenth Amendment in United States v. Board of County Commissionersof County of Otero, Ryan F. Adragna

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The Danger in New Mexico's Method of Deciding Whether an Out-of-State Conviction is a Registrable Sex Offense, Sam Ashman

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Thank You Fossil Fuels & Good Night: The Twenty-First Century’s Energy Transition by Gregory Meehan, Rameez Burney

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Constitutional Frankenstein: The Grand Jury Without Checks, Nicholas Chiado

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Earth at Risk by Claude Henry and Laurence Tubiana, Amy Childress

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Bringing Broadband to The Desert: Rural New Mexico, Fiberoptic Cable, and Electric Utility Cooperatives, Janette A. Duran

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Book Review: Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds, Victor Hall

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Vertical and Horizontal Modes of Injustice in Air Pollution: a Comparison of Law and Society in China and the US, Mingjie Hoemmen

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Book Review: Sustainability: Approaches to Environmental Justice and Social Power, Melanie McNett

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The Silent Problem: The Implicit Personhood Determination in State V. Montoya, Erin Phillips

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Deceleration: Slowing Down to Determine an Accelerated Loan’s Post Dismissal Status, Stephanie Schneider

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Governing the Nile Under Climatic Uncertainty: The Need for a Climate-Proof Basin-Wide Treaty, Mahemud Eshtu Tekuya

Submissions from 2018

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Eating the Ocean by Elspeth Probyn, Annie Brethour

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A Lot to Digest: Advancing Food Waste Policy in the United States, Alexandra Evans and Robin Nagele

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Grains by Bill Winders (Polity Press, 240 pages; 2017), Sabina Gaynor

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One Drunk Driver, Shame on You, Two Drunk Drivers, Shame on Who: Reconciling the Unlawful Acts Doctrine with Comparative Negligence, Alison K. Goodwin

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Amount-In-Controversy In The Tenth Circuit: Providing A Corporate Defendant Even More Power Under CAFA, Isaac Leon

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Emerging From the Smoke: Does an Employer Have a Duty to Accommodate an Employee’s Medical Marijuana Use After Garcia v. Tractor Supply Company?, Lucía Moran

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Let’s Call The Poll Thing Off: Partial Verdict Forms As A More Reliable Way To Enforce The Double Jeopardy Clause When Juries Deadlock On Counts With Lesser Included Offenses, Ben Osborn

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Entering a Building Without Going Inside: The Implications of State v. Holt for Breaking and Entering Cases in New Mexico, Keri Rezac Thiel

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Of Remand And Responsibility: Oakey v. May Maple Pharmacy and the Pharmacist’s Professional Standard of Care in New Mexico, Paul Michael Roybal

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Shooting Stars and Dancing Fish: A Walk to the World We Want by Antonio A. Oposa Jr. (Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., 261 pages; 2017), Olga Starcher

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Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Serena R. Wheaton

Submissions from 2017

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Between a Rock and an Ethical Duty: Attorney Obligations Under the Reporting Requirement of New Mexico’s Abuse and Neglect Act, Kirsten Dick

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Lost in Translation: New Mexico’s Non-English Speaking Jurors and the Right to Translated Jury Instructions, Kyle Duffy

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Richardson, Elmo R., The Politics of Conservation: Crusades and Controversies, 1897-1913, Ernest A. Engelbert

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Mythical River: Chasing the Mirage of New Water in the American Southwest, by Melissa Sevigny, Logan Glasenapp

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Milner, J. B., Community Planning: A Casebook on Law and Administration, Ira Michael Heyman

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Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water, by Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race, James Johnson

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In the Crosshairs of Condemnation: A Look at Pre-Condemnation Planning and Publicity in Santa Fe Pacific Trust v. City of Albuquerque, Jennifer Kittleson

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Officers at the Gate: Why United States v. Medina-Copete Should Be the Rule and Not the Exception, Mixcoatl Miera-Rosete

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To Discipline or Not to Discipline: A Framework for New Mexico to Analyze the Ethics of Medical Marijuana Representation, Jesse Montoya

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Nasty Weather and Ugly Produce: Climate Change, Agricultural Adaptation, and Food Waste, Richard Moore

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Liquid Power: Contested Hydro-Modernities in Twentieth-Century Spain by ErikSwyngedouw, John Morseau

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Un-PAC-ing Campaign Finance Law in New Mexico, Eric J. Orona

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Water is for Fighting Over: And Other Myths about Water in the West, by John Fleck, Selena Sauer

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Statecraft, Domestic Politics, and Foreign Policymaking: The El Chamizal Dispute, Albert E. Utton

Submissions from 2016

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Living with Oil: Promises, Peaks, and Declines on Mexico’s Gulf Coast, by Lisa Breglia, McKenzie Colin

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Miranda Goes to the Principal’s Office: State v. Antonio T. and Juvenile Miranda Warnings in Schools, Javier B. Garcia

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Border Town Bullies: The Bad Auto Deal and Subprime Lending Problem Among Navajo Nation Car Buyers, Megan Horning

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A 'Substantial and Material' Refinement of Tinker, Larissa M. Lozano

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Romancing the Wild: Cultural Dimensions of Ecotourism by Robert Fletcher, Julianna Maes

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Buying Time with Diligence: New Mexico’s Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose After Cahn v. Berryman, Dominic A. Martinez

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The Science of Open Spaces: Theory and Practice for Conserving Large Complex Systems, Richard Moore

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The Judicial Expansion of an Old Tool to Combat Predatory Lending in New Mexico, Adriel D. Orozco

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Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico, by Christopher Boyer, Isabella Pacheco

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Wolves, Courts, and Public Policy: The Children of the Night Return to the Northern Rocky Mountains, Mark Peralta-Silva

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Permission to Punish: Sanctions Without Boundaries, Jaymie L. Roybal

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Let’s Talk About Sex: Defining ‘Sexually Oriented or Sexually Stimulating’ Material in Sex Offender Behavioral Contracts, Ricardo F. Roybal

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Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications, by Benedict Clements et al., Woody Scott

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Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation, Rachel Woods

Submissions from 2015

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Drowning in the Stream of Commerce: A Critique of Sproul v. Rob & Charles, Inc., Elliot Barela

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Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dorceta E. Taylor, Alan Barton

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Blue Gold: Commoditize Groundwater and Use Correlative Management to Balance Ciy, Farm, and Frac Use in Texas, Gabe Collins

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The Palsgraf Duty Debate Resolved: Rodriguez v. Del Sol Moves to a Foreseeability Free Duty Analysis, Brenna Gaytan

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Water Ethics: A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis by David Groenfelt, Robin James

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Law of the Jungle: the $19 Billion Legal Battle over Oil in the Rain Forrest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win It by Paul M. Barrett, Anne Minard

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The Promise of Indian Water Leasing: An Examination of One Tribe's Success at Brokering Its Surplus Water Rights, Justin Nyberg

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A Special Purpose: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Wind Energy, Robyn Rose

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New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax: Giving Notice and Creating Certainty, Jazmine J. Ruiz

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Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource by David Sedlak, Brian Smith

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Enduring Acequias: Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water by Juan Estevan Arellano, Bianca Smoker

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Water Use and Recycling in Hydraulic Fracturing: Creating a Regulatory Pilot for Smarter Water Use in the West, Xochitl Torres Small

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Extending Premises Liability beyond the Premises: Encinias and the Expansion of the New Mexico Tort Claims Act, Taylor Zangara

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The Case for Grassroots Collaboration: Social Capital and Ecosystem Restoration at the Local Level by John Charles Morris, William Allen Gibson, William Marshall Leavitt, and Shana Campbell Jones, Natalie Zerwekh

Submissions from 2014

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Have You Volunteered to Arbitrate Today, Lynne Canning

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Strict Products Liability after Bustos v. Hyundai: UJI 13-1407 and the Requirement to Show Reasonable Alternative Designs in Automobile Crash Cases, Anand S. Chellappa

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A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of American Southwest, Caitlin Dillon

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State v. Etsitty: The Past, Present, and Future Prosecution of Drunks Who Drive with Children, Adam Flores

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Double Trouble with Double Description: A Consideration of State v. Montoya and Its Application of the Rule of Lenity, Ashley Funkhouser

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Redeeming REDD: Policies, Incentives and Social Feasibility for Avoided Deforestation, Doreen Jameson

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Contested Water: The Struggle against Water Privatization in the United States and Canada, David Ketai

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When Is a Rock a Rock - New Mexico's Abandonment of Property Rules in Mineral Conveyancing, Gabe Long

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Tension in the Waters: How Tri-State Generation v. D'Antonio Creates Tension with the Takings Clause and the Prior Appropriation Doctrine, Ashley N. Minton

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Undermining Checks and Balances: the Fallout of Maestas v. Hall, Levi A. Monagle

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State v. Gonzales: Reinvigorating Criminal Joinder in New Mexico, Ryan C. Schotter

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Redefining Duty: the Future of New Mexico Negligence Law and Wrongful Conception after Provencio v. Wenrich, Michael L. Timm Jr.

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Contested Waters: An Environmental History of the Colorado River, Xochitl Torres Small

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Justified but Negligent Reliance: Hicks v. Eller Allows Comparative Negligence as a Defense to Negligent Misrepresentation Claims, Abigail Marrs Yates

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The Decline of Design Immunity: Impacts of Martinez v. New Mexico Department of Transportation on Traffic Control Device Analysis and Constrictive Notice of a Dangerous Condition of Public Roadways, Matthew A. Zidovsky

Submissions from 2013

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Federal Regulation of Noncommercial, Intrastate Species under the ESA after Alabama-Tombigbee Rivers Coalition v. Kempthorne and Stewart & Jasper Orchards et al. v. Salazar, Dan A. Akenhead

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What the Frack Can We Do: Suggestions for Local Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing in New Mexico, Jonas Armstrong

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Same As It Ever Was? Summary Judgement and Antitrust Suits in New Mexico after Romero v. Philip Morris, J. Walker Boyd

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The Tension between Statutes of Repose and the Accrual Date of a Cause of Action for Indemnification: Considering the Implications of Christus St. Vincent v. Duarte-Afara, Erin K. Jackson

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State v. Neal: Why Less Is Less in an Analysis of Reasonable Suspicion, Alicia M. LaPado

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A Gender-Neutral Reading of New Mexico's Uniform Parentage Act: Protecting New Mexican Families Regardless of Sexuality, Julio C. Romero

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State v. Rudy B.: Denying Youthful Offenders the Benefit of Apprendi's Bright-Line Rule before Adult Sentencing, Amanda L. Thatcher

Submissions from 2012

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What's Right Is Wrong and What to Do about It after Oldham v. Oldham, Mark A. Cox

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State v. Mendez: Restoring the Admissibility of Statements Made for the Purposes of Medical Diagnosis or Treatment in the Context of Child Sexual Abuse, Charles B. Kraft

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Protecting Small Business Owners: Why New Mexico Should Adopt the Uniform Limited Company Act, Jaya M. Rhodes

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State v. Ochoa: The End of Pretextual Stops in New Mexico, Michael Sievers

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The Confrontation Clause and New Mexico's Short-Lived Acceptance of Surrogate Forensic Witnesses, Ethan Thomas

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Wachocki v. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department: Renewed Challenges to the New Mexico Tort Claims Act Cap, Alexandra Wilson

Submissions from 2011

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Relieving the Tension: New Mexico's Departure from the Federal Position That There is No Requirement to Present Exculpatory Evidence to the Grand Jury, Brett Eaton

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To Presume or Not to Presume Prejudice - Kilgore v. Fuji Heavy Industries Changes the Way New Mexico Analyzes Juror Misconduct, Catherine Gleeson

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Edward C. v. City of Albuquerque: The New Mexico Supreme Court Balks on the Baseball Rule, Christopher McNair

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Conservation Easements and Urban Parks: From Private to Public Use, Ashleigh G. Morris

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One Person, No Vote - How State Courts after Bush v. Gore Ensure Uniform Interpretation of Voter Intent Statutes without Unnecessary Voter Disenfranchisement, David Odegard

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Why English-Only Notice to Spanish-Only Speakers is Not Enough: The Argument for Enhancing Procedural Due Process in New Mexico, Lysette P. Romero

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Untangling Ricci v. Destefano: The Wards Cove of the Twenty-First Century, D'Ontae D. Sylvertooth