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 2021

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Book Review: The Rule of Five, Ashlee Carrasco

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Unnecessary Burdens to Post-Conviction DNA Testing: New Mexico's Post-Conviction DNA Relief Statute and Suggestions for Improvement, Samantha Catalano

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Evaluating Causation in NMHRA Retaliation Claims After Nassar: Why New Mexico Courts Should Adopt a Motivating Factor Causation Standard, Elisa Cibils

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Why Get a Warrant When You Can Fly Over the Wall? The Constitutionality of Aerial Surveillance without a Warrant, Royce A. Deller

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Book Review: Environmental Justice in New Mexico: Counting Coup, Denisse Enriquez

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Book Review: Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River, Jeffrey Hoagland

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Book Review: Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources, Jacqueline Hoswell

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Honoring the New Mexico Constitution and Its History: New Mexico’s Unique Blaine Amendment and Its Application in Moses v. Ruszkowski, Kori Nau

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Consumer Welfare: Would Competitive Injury Claims under the New Mexico Unfair Practices Act Actually Undermine Consumer Protection?, Raquel Koch Pinto

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Better Balance: Why the Second Judicial District in New Mexico Should Prioritize Use of Preliminary Hearings, Kathryn Sears

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The Stress Test: Searching for Wellbeing in Law School, Annie Swift

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New Mexico’s Independent Ethics Commission and the Long Fight to Constrain Public Corruption, Lane Towery

Submissions from 2020

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Not Waiting for Superman: Lessons for Unfair Practices Act Litigants From State Ex Rel. Balderas V. ITT Educational Services, Lionel Conrad Betsch

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In the Matter of Anhayla H.: The Nexus Between the “Reasonable Efforts” Requirement and Incarceration, Brent Chapman

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Scooting Under the Influence: Criminal Liability in the Age of Micro-Transit, Jacques Chouinard

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Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the River, Arrianne DePauli

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The Future of Nondelegation: Resurrecting the Doctrine Though a Novel Balancing Test, Jarrod Alec Greth

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Legal Rights for Rivers: Competition, Collaboration and Water Governance by Erin O’Donnell (Routledge, 202 pages; 2019), Ariel MacMillan-Sanchez

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River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster by Jonathan P. Thompson (Torrey House Press, 296 pages; 2018), Sarah McLain

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Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West, Riley Norris

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Death Marks the Spot: Where Presumptions Against Pretrial Release Live in New Mexico Law, and Where They Should Move, Andrew J. Pavlides

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Sharpening the Cat's Paw: Reconceptualizing Cat's Paw Liability to Fit the Needs of Contingent Workers After Armstrong v. Arcanum Grp. Inc., Ransom Smith

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