Professor Magaret Montoya (University of New Mexico) former SALT co-president, and retiring this year from years of service at University of New Mexico in administration, the law school, and the medical school, has been named SALT’s 2013 Great Teacher. Foremost Professor Montoya has been a classroom teacher, starting with her clinical teaching in the early 1990s at the University of New Mexico law school where she developed and implemented the innovative techniques of storytelling and uses of silence she later detailed among her many scholarly works. She enriched her law courses in constitutional rights, torts, contracts, clinical law and employment law, and her many seminars, with the rich fabric of race, gender, culture, class, and language.
Norris Henderson is a civil and human rights advocate in Louisiana whose own compelling story includes 27 years of wrongful incarceration in Angola Prison. Both while in prison and in the years subsequent, Mr. Henderson has worked tirelessly with Voice of the Ex-Offender, Safe Streets/Strong Communities, and advanced “expungement” day in 2008 to provide legal counsel to help former incarcerated men and women clear their records. His work has been recognized by the Open Society Institute, ACLU, and numerous local New Orleans organizations. Now we get to applaud his courage and conviction at the 2013 SALT Annual Dinner.