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About the University of New Mexico School of Law

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  • 2013 Enrollment: 344
  • Full-time Faculty: 39
  • Close community encourages one-to-one faculty-student contact
  • One of the best and most competitive tuition rates in the country
  • State-of-the-art hands-on clinic enables students to hit the ground running
  • Highly ranked for popularity, diversity, and value

Highlights

  • Practical experience forms the core of our students' legal education
  • Faculty are committed to providing top quality, hands-on legal education to ensure that students are client-ready upon graduation
  • Recognized for having one of the best clinical law programs in the nation
  • Our curriculum, clinical program, and a very active relationship with the Bench and Bar offer students countless opportunities for collaboration, training, and employment

By the Numbers

4th

Highest Rated Law School

Above the Law, 2014

5th

Most Popular Law School

ABA Journal, 2013

7th

Best Law Schools for Hispanics

Hispanic Business, 2013

8th

Top 50 Law Schools - Public

Above the Law, 2013

10th

Most Diverse Law School

US News & World Report, 2013

9th

Clinical Education

US News & World Report, 2014

13th

Best Value Law Schools

The National Jurist, 2013

9:1

Student-Faculty Ratio

Degrees Awarded

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • J.D./Masters of Business Administration
  • J.D./Masters of Arts in Latin American Studies
  • J.D./Masters of Arts in Accounting
  • J.D./Masters of Public Administration

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Location

Albuquerque in the Fall

The School of Law is the state’s only law school and is located on the University of New Mexico’s North Campus, adjacent to a 9-hole golf course and across the street from the university’s medical school complex. It is in Albuquerque, the state’s largest city, which sits at an altitude of 5,000 feet between the Rio Grande and the Sandia Mountains.

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