FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Launches Initiative to Modernize Building Codes, Improve Climate Resilience, and Reduce Energy Costs

Betty Q. Hixson

New Building Codes Initiative will boost resilience to the impacts of climate change, lower utility bills for homes and businesses, and prioritize underserved communities Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing a National Initiative to Advance Building Codes that will help state, local, Tribal, and territorial governments adopt the latest, current […]

FACT SHEET: White House Releases 2022 National Drug Control Strategy that Outlines Comprehensive Path Forward to Address Addiction and the Overdose Epidemic

Betty Q. Hixson

Today, President Biden sent his Administration’s inaugural National Drug Control Strategy to Congress at a time when drug overdoses have taken a heartbreaking toll, claiming 106,854 lives in the most recent 12-month period. The Strategy delivers on the call to action in President Biden’s Unity Agenda through a whole-of-government approach […]

Collaborative New Course Investigation and Fact Development: Immigration Law Provides Student and Faculty Support to Asylum Seekers :: School of Law

Betty Q. Hixson

March 1, 2022 During the 2021 summer semester, the UNM School of Law (UNM SOL) and University of Idaho (UI) College of Law collaborated for the first time, offering an innovative course entitled Investigation and Fact Development: Immigration Law. This course incorporated elements of both traditional legal education and applied, […]

Fact Sheet: President Biden’s Historic Actions to Make Our Communities Safer by Reducing Gun Crime

Betty Q. Hixson

In his 2022 State of the Union Address, President Biden will highlight how his Administration is executing on his comprehensive strategy to make our communities safer and reduce gun crime. The President’s comprehensive strategy advances two foundational policies – investing in crime prevention and helping cities and towns hire additional […]

FACT SHEET: The White House and Department of Justice Announced 99 Law Schools in 35 States and Puerto Rico Continue to Answer the Attorney General’s Call to Action for Stronger Access to Justice and Court Reform on Eviction Prevention

Betty Q. Hixson

Today, the White House and the Department of Justice announced 99 law schools have responded to the Attorney General’s Call to Action to the Legal Profession, issued on August 30, 2021, to address the housing and eviction crisis. The Attorney General’s Call to Action asked lawyers and law students to […]