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


  • 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


Highest Rated Law School

Above the Law, 2014


Where Accepted Students Usually Enroll

US News & World Report, 2014


Most Popular Law School

ABA Journal, 2013


Best Law Schools for Hispanics

Hispanic Business, 2013


Top 50 Law Schools - Public

Above the Law, 2013


Clinical Education

US News & World Report, 2014


Best Value Law Schools

The National Jurist, 2013


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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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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