Faculty

George Bach teaches constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, evidence, employment law, and clinic at UNM School of Law. Bach was the first staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, where he litigated a wide variety of civil rights cases in state and federal courts. In 2009, then-U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich appointed him to the New Mexico State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. A former president of the New Mexico Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association, he has long been involved in activism for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Beth Caldwell, Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills, Southwestern Law School; J.D., M.S.W., UCLA. Recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in 2009-10 to research criminal reforms in Mexico. Wrote and co-produced a series of television, radio, and print stories about the impacts of U.S. deportations to Mexico as a Soros Justice Media Fellow in 2012-13. Publish articles in the areas of juvenile, criminal, and immigration law, including an article about the use of restorative justice to resolve juvenile delinquency cases in Oaxaca.

Dr. Kimberly Gauderman teaches Latin American history at UNM. Reflective of her research interests and her concern for social justice and human rights, she focuses on the construction of institutional authority in the early modern and modern periods in Iberia and Latin America and the creation of racial categories, gender norms, and sexuality. In addition to her research and teaching at UNM, Dr. Gauderman is on the board of faculty at FLACSO, Ecuador. She also works as an expert witness for individuals seeking asylum from Andean nations and Central America. She has worked with attorneys across the nation to support those seeking asylum in the United States because of threats to their sexual identity, domestic and sexual violence, and political violence.

DeLeith Duke Gossett Associate Professor of Legal Practice, Texas Tech University School of Law; J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, B.S.E. University of Central Arkansas; former law clerk to four federal judges. Teaches Legal Practice; writes in the area of social justice, focusing on international and domestic systems of adoption and foster care; presenter at the 2013 Nootbaar Institute on Intercountry Adoption at Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, California.

Arturo Lara Martínez, Research Professor of the  Department of Law of the Division of Political and Governmental Law, U. de Guanajuato; Present Federal Judge of the First courtroom of the Court of Litigious Administration of Guanajuato;  Licenciado in Law and postgraduate in Notario Público, U. de Guanajuato; Master of Public Administration and Management, U. Carlos III, Madrid; Master of Constitutional Law and Amparo, U. Iberomericana; PhD in Interagency Law, jointly offered by four public Universities of the central western region of the ANUIES. 

William MacPherson, Profile Director, Guanajuato Summer Law Institute; UNM School of Law; J.D., B.A., UNM.  Taught in Guatemala, Mexico and Southeast Asia; founding director of Summer Law Institute; former director of clinical Programs; Regent Scholar; clerk for N.M. Supreme Court Chief Justice and Deputy General Counsel for the Navajo Nation.

Antonio Olguín Torres, General coordinator of programs and Professor of the  Department of Law of the Division of Political and Governmental Law, U.de Guanajuato; Licenciado in Law and postgraduate in Notario Público, U. de Guanajuato; Master in  Social Science, Southern Oregon University;  Master in “Constitutional challenges of the 21st century,” U. de Barcelona, Spain; studying for PhD in Interagency Law, jointly offered by four public Universities of the central western region of the ANUIES.

Jesús Ortega de la Peña, Professor of the Department of Law of the Division of Political and Governmental Law, U. de Guanajuato; Present Federal Judge and President of the Third Collegiate Court in Civil and Labor matters; Licenciado in Law and postgraduate in Collective Negotiation and Notatario Público, U. de Guanajuato; Judicial specialization in the National Supreme Court; M.A. in Fiscal Policy, U. de León; PhD, U. de Granada España; Certified in Legal Argument and Organizational Development, U. Iberoamericana; studying M.A., Human Rights, El Juicio de Amparo (action for infringements of fundamental rights and freedoms) and Constitutional process, Instituto de Estudios Superiores en Derecho Penal INDEPAC.

Juan René Segura Ricaño, Professor – Researcher of the Department of Law since 1977; Licenciado in Law and postgraduate, U. de Guanajuato; International Academic Accreditation Representative for the Union of Latin American Universities; Academic Accreditation Representative for the National Association of Law Schools and for the Association of Law Schools of Latin America; Member of the Mexican Academy of Labor Law.

Jesús Soriano Flores, Present Research Professor of the Department of Law of the Division of Political and Governmental Law; Licenciado in Law, U. de Guanajuato; Master of Constitutional Law, U. Iberoamericana and the Institute of Legal Investigation, UNAM; graduate of course on "Human Rights,” U. de Alcalá in Henares, Spain; studying PhD in Interagency Law, jointly offered by four public Universities of the central western region of the ANUIES.

Pedro Vásquez Nieto, Co-director, Guanajuato Summer Law Institute; Professor U. de Guanajuato and Notario specializing in Mexican Business Law. Former Director of the U. de Guanajuato Law School; President of the College of Notarios.

University of New Mexico Program Administrators

Kelli Howie, B.A., UNM.

On-Site Program Administrator

Joan Hicks Romero, B.A., Wheaton College.