Work Phone: 575.646.2425
Building and Room Number: BC 329
About David Clements
Professor Clements received his Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2010. He currently teaches Legal Environment of Business and Consumer (and Employment) Law. His teaching style draws heavily from his experience as a seasoned trial attorney, where he tried over 120 cases to a jury and dozens more to a judge. His experience ranges from municipal defense in civil litigation, to prosecution of 1st-degree murder and other high-profile felony cases. Professor Clements joined NMSU full-time after serving as a visiting professor.
When Professor Clements is not serving the needs of his students, he maintains his ties to the legal profession as an of-counsel attorney from time-to-time with the law firm of Mynatt Martinez Springer P.C. There he focuses on commercial law, municipal and county defense, and employment law. His academic and research interests include free speech in the work place, the collateral source rule, liquor license reform, S.L.A.P.P lawsuits, and the legal aspects of propaganda in the entertainment industry.
Professor Clements is married to his wife of 16 years, Erin, a professional civil engineer, and they raise 3 children together: Roland, Eleanor, and Logan. When time for fun and relaxation is allowed for, Professor Clements enjoys playing live music and has a deep interest in music, film, and art.