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About George Bach

George Bach has taught constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, evidence, trial practice, employment and labor law, and clinic.

During and after law school, Bach worked for K. Lee Peifer (`77), litigating in civil rights, union-side labor law and employee-side employment law. In 2005, Bach became 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, he teamed up with Matthew L. Garcia ('05) and formed the firm of Bach & Garcia. He also worked as an attorney at Garcia Ives Nowara.

A former president of the New Mexico Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association, Bach was honored with a Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance "Treasure" Award in 2007 for his work in the LGBT community. In 2009, U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich nominated him to the New Mexico State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Bach serves as a volunteer member of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico's legal panel and on the board of directors for Enlace Comunitario.

Bach was presented with the "Mr. Holland's Dopest" professor award by the Class of 2012 and named "Professor of the Year" by the Class of 2014.


Present Faculty Member, University of New Mexico School of Law

Curriculum Vitae



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Honors and Awards

  • Member of the New Mexico Bar


  • Evidence
  • Introduction to Constitutional Law
  • Civil Procedure II


2002 J.D., University of New Mexico ‐ School of Law
1992 B.A., Centre College of Kentucy

Contact Information

UNM School of Law
Office: 3116
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Ph.: 505-277-1094