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Phi Delta Phi, a graduate student organization that promotes professionalism and ethics in the legal field, is sponsoring Ethics Week today through Friday at the UNM Law School.

Today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jim Branch will discuss the ethical issues in complex litigation, including class-action lawsuits.

Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. David Bennahum will discuss the origination of oaths. Chief Justice Patricio Serna will discuss his experience in becoming Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court. He will also discuss ethics, the law and what attorneys owe the legal profession.

Wednesday from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Professor Robert Schwartz will moderate a discussion on the ethics of the death penalty. Guests will include Randall M. Harris, ninth judicial district attorney; Dana Hernandez, former victim’s advocate; Richard Winterbottom, assistant federal public defender; and Dr. Steven S. Spencer, a consultant for prison health care systems.

Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Judge James A. Parker will discuss ethical issues faced by a Federal District Court Judge. Parker presided over the case of former Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee.

Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Charles W. Daniels will discuss the ethical problems he recently faced while working on a criminal defense case in Puerto Rico. This presentation will provide a forum to discuss situations that lawyers face every day in balancing their duties to their client, the courts and to others.

Three UNM students recently received a regional showcase award at the 2001 National Orientation Directors Association Region III Conference in Denver, Colo. About 226 individuals participated in the program, representing 15 schools from four states.

The UNM winners are Amy Wendt, from Marshall, Mich.; Sarah Bullard, from Edgewood, N.M.; and Nissane Black, from Albuquerque, N.M.

The students presented “Motivation in a Can,” a program offering both direct and indirect methods and ideas to stay motivated and to keep orientation programs exciting.

Laura Valdez, manager of UNM’s new student orientation, said in a press release that various members, from students to directors, present conference workshops and whoever receives the highest composite conference evaluation wins a regional showcase award.

As a result of the win, the students will present their program at the National Orientation Directors Association Conference in Toronto, Canada, Nov. 3-6.

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The Management Development Center at University of New Mexico’s Anderson Schools of Management has scheduled a free, information session for prospective students interested in the Executive Master’s of Business Administration program, which begins in late-June.

The open house will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Anderson Schools of Management, 1924 Las Lomas Rd.

The program is a master’s degree in business administration designed for high-potential executives, professionals, middle managers and entrepreneurs who hold undergraduate degrees in any field and who have at least three years of significant work experience. The Executive Master’s of Business Administration program was developed especially for working professionals to earn their master’s degree without interrupting their careers.

The two-year program prepares participants to assume increasing levels of responsibility in today’s global economy. The program begins once each year in late June and classes are scheduled every-other-weekend on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings.

To reserve a seat at the open house or for more information, contact the Management Development Center at 277-2525.

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