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About Max Minzner

Professor Max Minzner teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal and civil procedure, and administrative agency enforcement. His scholarship has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Texas Law Review, and the William & Mary Law Review, among other journals. He is the recipient of the 2013-2015 University of New Mexico Presidential Teaching Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award given annually to a single professor University-wide to recognize excellence in teaching.

Professor Minzner brings extensive practical experience to the classroom. From 2002 until 2006, he worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he prosecuted a wide range of federal criminal cases. From 2009 to 2010, Minzner was on leave, serving as Special Counsel to the Director of the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. In this role, he helped lead the enforcement arm of FERC, investigating violations in the energy sector relating to anti-competitive activities, market manipulation, and conduct that threatened the reliability of the electric grid.

Prior to joining UNM School of Law, Minzner was a member of the faculty at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He was born and raised in Albuquerque and is a member of the New Mexico Bar.


Present Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • 2013-2015 Presidential Teaching Fellow
  • Member, New Mexico Bar


1999 J.D., Yale Law School
1996 Sc.B., Brown University

Contact Information

UNM School of Law
Office: 2526
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Ph.: 505-277-5665


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