The University of New Mexico School of Law has announced four finalists to become its next dean. The finalists will all come to campus in the first half of March for interviews and public forums. One of the four candidates is an African American.
Alfred D. Mathewson holds the Henry Weihofen Chair in Law at the University of New Mexico. He is also the director of the university’s Africana studies program. After working as a corporate lawyer in Denver, Professor Mathewson joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 1983. He served as associate dean of academics at the law school from 1997 to 2002.
Professor Mathewson is a graduate of Howard University and Yale Law School. He is the president of the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association.