University of New Mexico

Quick Stats

1117 Stanford Drive NE, MSC11 6070
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Students
344
enrolled (full-time)
1
enrolled (part-time)
Tuition
$16,251
per year (full-time, in-state)
$34,521
per year (full-time, out-of-state)

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Law School Overview

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#72 Best Law Schools

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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: $16,251 per year (in-state) and full-time: $34,521 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 8.6:1. The School of Law at University of New Mexico has 60 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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Year founded 1947
Public/private Public
Law school designation Regional

Admissions

Application deadline February 15
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (505) 277-0958
Admissions email admissions@law.unm.edu
Website http://lawschool.unm.edu

Academics

Full- and part-time faculty 60
Student-faculty ratio 8.6:1
Total faculty 72

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 344
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 114

Cost

Tuition and fees

full-time: $16,251 per year (in-state)
full-time: $34,521 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $8,924

Careers

Employed at graduation2 28.6%
Median private sector starting salary $60,750
Median public service starting salary $44,000

Library

Total volumes and volume equivalents 483,533

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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