September 10th Luncheon & CLE

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 (11:45 AM - 3:15 PM)

General Information

The following information is a brief overview of the Albuquerque Bar Association's upcoming monthly event!

Albuquerque Bar Association Luncheon & CLE – September 10, 2013

The Albuquerque Bar Association's Membership Luncheon will be held Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1000 Woodward Place NE.

Presenter: Dean David Herring
UNM School of Law

"The Strength of the University of New Mexico School of Law in a Time of Crisis for Legal Education"   

David J. Herring is Dean and Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law.  He previously served as Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught Constitutional Law, Lawyering, Antitrust, and the Child Welfare Law Clinic course.

Herring has written extensively on child welfare law issues and assessing student learning in legal education.  His most recent work in child welfare focuses on behavioral biology research and its implications for children placed in foster care; his previous work focused on the political functions of the family in American society.  Herring’s research on legal education has included a series of empirical studies of student learning gains in the areas of legal reading and cross-case reasoning, for which he developed and administered pre- and post-tests to measure gains.

Herring served as Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law from 1998 to 2005.  Among his accomplishments as dean were leading the School’s successful capital campaign and recruiting strong teachers and scholars to join the faculty.   Prior to serving as dean, he founded and served as the first Director of Pitt Law School’s clinical legal education program. He initiated the school’s live-client, in-house clinic programs, which included the Child Welfare Law Clinic, the Community Economic Development Clinic, the Elder Law Clinic, the Environmental Law Clinic, the Family Law Clinic, the Health Law Clinic, the Immigration Law Clinic, the Securities Arbitration Clinic, and the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. 

Herring and the school’s clinic students were instrumental in starting the Allegheny County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, which trains volunteers to represent the interests of children in child welfare court proceedings.  He received CASA’s first Children’s Voice Award for Excellence in Child Advocacy.  Herring served as a board member for the legal services organization (KidsVoice) that provides legal representation for all dependent children in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and played an instrumental role in the development of KidsVoice’s nationally recognized law/social work team model of representation for children.

Please join us following the lunch for a CLE program
presented by

Professor Alfred Mathewson
 UNM School of Law

"Sports Law"

2.0 General CLE
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm


Alfred Dennis Mathewson is the Henry Weihofen Professor of Law and Director of the Africana Studies Program at the University of New Mexico.  He earned his B.B.A. from Howard University in 1975 and his J.D. from Yale University in 1978.  Prior to joining the faculty at the University of New Mexico, he practiced corporate law in Denver, Colorado.  He has taught sports law for over twenty years.  He chairs the University of New Mexico Faculty Senate Athletic Council and has served as chair of the Section on Law and Sports of the American Association of Law Schools.  He is a member of the American Law Institute.  His publications include Sports Law: A Modern Anthology (1999) (with Timothy Davis and Kenneth Shropshire); The Bowl Championship Series, Conference Realignment and the Major College Football Oligopoly: Revolution Not Reform, 1 Miss. Sports L. Rev. 321 (2012); Remediating Discrimination Against African American Females at the Intersection of Title IX and Title VI, 2 Wake Forest J. L. & Policy 295 (2012); By Education or Commerce: The Legal Basis for the Federal Regulation of the Economic Structure of Intercollegiate Athletics, 76 UMKC Law Review  597 (2008); and Major League Baseball’s Monopoly Power and the Negro Leagues, 35 Amer. Bus. J. 291 (1998).  

LUNCH ONLY:  $30 members/$40 non-members with reservation; $5 additional at door
LUNCH & CLE:  $90 members/$120 non-members with reservation; $5 additional at door
CLE ONLY:  $60 members/$80 non-members

Please register for lunch by noon on Friday, September 6, 2013 

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3. Call 842-1151 or 243-2615
4. By mail to P.O. Box 40, Albuquerque, NM 87103