Law School Overview
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|Ranking score and category|
#11 in Clinical Training
Law School Overview
The School of Law at University of New Mexico has an application deadline of February 15. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of New Mexico is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $15,098 per year (in-state) and full-time: $33,908 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 9.9:1. The School of Law at University of New Mexico has 59 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
The University of New Mexico School of Law is a public institution with unique programs in areas including Indian law and natural resources law. The UNM School of Law has a high law school ranking in clinical training and offers programs for law students such as the Business and Tax Clinic, the Community Lawyering Clinics, and the Southwest Indian Law Clinic. Students can also explore other academic areas through several dual degree program soptions: a J.D/M.B.A. through the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management, a J.D./Master of Public Administration through the University of New Mexico School of Public Administration, and a J.D./Master of Latin American Studies through the University of New Mexico Latin American and Iberian Institute.
Outside of class, students may consider joining a variety of law school organizations, including the Alternative Dispute Resolution Student Association, the Environmental Law Society, and the Mexican American Law Students Association. There may also be opportunities for involvement on the school’s journals, including the New Mexico Law Review, the Tribal Law Journal, and the Natural Resources Journal. Under the school’s Required Laptop Program, all students must have their own portable computer.
The law school is located on a campus in Albuquerque with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, the University of New Mexico College of Nursing, and the University of New Mexico Hospital. After graduation, more than 85 percent of law school alumni stay in the region.
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|Law school designation||Regional|
|Application deadline||February 15|
|Full-time program application fee||$50|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(505) 277-0958|
|Full- and part-time faculty||59|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||121|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $15,098 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$8,774|
|Employed at graduation 2||22.3%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$60,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$42,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||475,088|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data