Peter A. Winograd is a Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico School of Law. He joined the UNM law faculty as associate dean in 1976 and became a tenured professor in 1981.
Over the years, Winograd has played significant roles in a number of national associations, including the Law School Admission Council, the Association of American Law Schools, and the American Bar Association. He is an elected Life Member of The American Law Institute and currently serves on its Development Committee.
Winograd has chaired or been a member of more than 30 law school site evaluation teams across the country as part of his ABA work. He was a member of the Council of the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (the recognized accrediting agency for U.S. law schools) from 2000 to 2009, including four years as Secretary. He received the prestigious Robert J. Kutak Award from the Legal Education Section in 1999 for "significant contributions toward increased cooperation between legal education, the practicing bar, and the judiciary." His service to the ABA has also included membership on the Board of Governors from 2010 to 2013, and service as a Section Officers Conference Liaison to the Board from 2013 to 2017. Currently he is a member of the Council of the ABA 's Fund for Justice and Education and chairs its Donor Relations Committee.
Winograd has served multiple terms on the LSAC's Board of Trustees and, from 1989 to 1991, was the organization's Chair and President.
After completing six years as a public member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (the accrediting agency for U.S. and Canadian M.D. programs), he was named the first recipient of its Distinguished Service Award in 2013.
Winograd has served on the visiting boards of California Western School of Law (San Diego) and The John Marshall Law School (Chicago). John Marshall awarded him an honorary degree in 1990.
Locally, Winograd has received an Outstanding Contribution Award from the State Bar of New Mexico and currently serves as a Board member of The Albuquerque Bar Association.
Winograd earned degrees from Brown University (B.A., 1960), Harvard Law School (J.D., 1963), and New York University School of Law (LL.M., 1965). He has been admitted to the Bar in New Mexico and the District of Columbia. Before coming to UNM, he had been Assistant Dean at NYU School of Law, Associate Dean at Georgetown University Law Center, and a Division Director at the Educational Testing Service.
Winograd is a 45-year cancer survivor and was treated for melanoma at the UNM Cancer Center by Dr. John H. Saiki. He considers his years of survival to be "borrowed time," and has tried to make the most of them.