Law School Graduate
Selesia L. Winston graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law on May 14, with a Juris Doctor degree.
Selesia is the daughter of Clara and Robert Winston of Magdalena, and she is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. She graduated from Magdalena High School as the valedictorian of the class of 2003. At the law school award ceremony held the night before graduation, Selesia earned recognition for her work as Managing Editor of the Tribal Law Journal, and an Indian Law Certificate. In a surprise award, Selesia learned she was selected by the UNM School of Law faculty as the recipient of the Mary Beth and W. Richard West Jr. Award for Excellence in Indian Law. Selesia and her classmates celebrated their graduation with personal and individual congratulations from United States Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, who delivered the commencement address.