FYI and for interested colleagues.

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Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 12:22:27 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Position announcement University of New Mexico Law School (fwd)

The University of New Mexico invites nominations and applications for the
position of Dean of the School of Law.

As a major research and teaching institution, the University of New
Mexico offers a broad range of degree granting programs from associate
through doctoral and professional levels to some 25,000 undergraduate,
graduate and professional students.

Founded in 1947, the School of Law serves approximately 330 students
enrolled in the J.D. program.  Approximately 40% of the students are from
minority backgrounds, men and women are represented about equally.  Full
time faculty number 30.

The law school operates a Clinical Law Program, which is mandatory for
all students, the Clinical Director reports directly to the Dean.  The
directors of five research and training institutes- the Natural Resources
Center, Center for Health Law and Ethics, Center for Wildlife Law,
International Transboundary Resources Center and Institute for Public
Law- also report to the Dean.  An independent institution, the American
Indian Law Center, is housed in the law school.  The school publishes
three journals, the New Mexico Law Review, the Natural Resources Journal,
and the U.S.-Mexico Law Journal.  The Law Library is directed by a full
time number of the faculty, who reports to the Dean and is assisted by
four library faculty members.

The Dean is the chief academic and executive officer of the School of Law
and reports directly to the Provost of the University.  Governance of the
law school is vested in the faculty and its committees, which are
appointed by the Dean.  Students are represented as full voting members
on most committees as well as at faculty meeting.

The Dean has significant fund-raising responsibilities for both the law
school and its various institutions.  The Dean interacts with alumni/ae
and other members of the legal profession in such matters as continuing
legal educations, annual meetings of the Bar, Bar committees and other
professional functions.  Under the Constitution of New Mexico, the Dean
serves as chair of the judicial nominating commissions for the state's
Appellate, District and Metropolitan Courts.  In this capacity the Dean
periodically chairs committees of lawyers, judges and lay persons for the
purpose of selecting judicial candidates for appointment by the Governor.


*  J.D. degree or equivalent degree in law-related area.

*  Academic credentials and qualifications or equivalent experience that
would merit appointment as a full professor in the School of Law.


*  Record of administrative responsibility and proven fiscal and
managerial skills

*  Demonstrated capacity for leadership

*  Research and teaching experience at the professional level.

*  Evidence of scholarly achievement.

*  Strong record of support for academic values, including teaching,
clinical legal education,  community service, research and creative
activity, academic freedom and diversity.

*  Experience in dealing with external funding sources.

Nominations and applications should be addressed to Prof. F. Chris
Garcia, Chair, Law School Dean Search Committee, Scholes Hall 226,
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131.  Nominations must be
received by 5pm January 27, 1997, and completed applications must be
received by 5pm February 28, 1997.

Completed applications must include 1) a current curriculum vitae, 2) a
letter of application outlining qualifications for the position, and 3)
names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references.