The University of New Mexico School of Law and its Alumni Association Board recently announced the 2013 School of Law Distinguished Achievement Award recipients.
Peter Johnstone, UNM School of Law class of 1974 (posthumously); Patricia Madrid, class of 1973; Ted Occhialino, professor emeritus; and Norman Thayer, class of 1960, will receive their achievement awards at the 2013 Distinguished Achievement Awards Dinner.
“The Distinguished Achievement Awards Dinner does more than honor the recipients. It honors the law school by recognizing important contributions graduates, faculty and friends have made and reminds us of the valuable education our state’s only law school provides so many, and of the importance of giving back to the law school for future generations,” said Professor Emeritus Leo M. Romero, a former law school dean and a past Distinguished Achievement Award recipient.
Recipients are chosen by a committee of the law school’s Alumni Association Board following a vote on nominations received from across the legal community each year.
“The DAAD is a fun event. Lively video presentations about honorees remind us of our law school days and show us the value of a well-spent legal career. Over the 20 years since this event started, we have honored nearly 60 distinguished graduates, faculty and friends – but more importantly - we have raised enough support to award three full-tuition scholarships annually to deserving law students,” said David Martinez, University of New Mexico School of Law class of ‘82 and a longstanding DAAD committee member.
The 2013 UNM School of Law Distinguished Achievement Awards Dinner (DAAD) will be held on Friday, Oct. 25. For more information about the awards, recipients and the dinner, visit UNM School of Law.