About Margaret Montoya
Montoya has been a member of the UNM law school faculty since 1992 and has taught courses in constitutional rights, torts, contracts, clinical law and employment law, and in her seminars, she examines issues of race, ethnicity, gender, culture and language.
From 2003-2005, she was interim director of the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, which was established in 1980 to serve as UNM’s interdisciplinary center for the study of the Hispanic experience in the Southwest.
Montoya has been working to create P-20 pipeline partnerships with the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, the public schools, the judiciary, nonprofits and policymakers. In 2003, a group of law students under her supervision filed an amicus brief in Grutter v. Bollinger, anaffirmative action case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Her work on pipeline and other health disparity issues led to her assignment as the senior adviser to the executive vice president at the UNM Health Sciences Center. She holds a secondary appointment in the center’s Department of Community and Family Health. She has been a member of the UNM School of Medicine’s admission committee for its Combined BA/MD Degree program.
|Present||Emerita Professor of Law & Senior Adviser to Executive Vice President for UNM Health Sciences Center, University of New Mexico ‐ School of Law|
Honors and Awards
- Member of the Massachusetts, New Mexico and New York Bars
|1978||J.D., Harvard University|
|1972||A.B., San Diego State University|
Books and Book Chapters (12)
Contribution to Book
Border/ed Identities: Narrative and the Social Construction of Personal ...
Crossing Boundaries: Traditions and Transformations in Law and Society Research (1998)
Book Summary: Perhaps no idea is more emblematic of the field of law and society than crossing boundaries. From the ...