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Welcome Griffin Arellano - Summer Associate

Posted by Carey Bhalla | Jun 05, 2023

Griffin Arellano is a rising third-year student at the University of New Mexico School of Law (Class of 2024). He is a Manuscript Editor for the New Mexico Law Review and anticipates publication of his article “Action is not Activism: Moving Yazzie/Martinez v. State Forward” in the forthcoming issue. Griffin served as co-president of the Association of Public Interest Law this past school year and continues in an advisory position. He was awarded the Don G. McCormick Writing Prize in 2022 for the brief he wrote in his first-year legal writing course. Griffin had the privilege of working as a law clerk with the education attorneys at the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty in the summer of 2022.

Before entering law school, Griffin spent five years as a high school English teacher in Nevada, Texas, and Albuquerque. Originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, Griffin completed his B.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of New Mexico and his M.Ed. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is eager and excited to bring the dedication to people and community that drove his successes in the classroom to his nascent career in law.

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