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Practical lawyering and a student-centric approach

From the day you arrive at the University of New Mexico School of Law, you will begin a professional journey at a small school that emphasizes a commitment to practical lawyering and a student-centric approach.

Learn more about our degree programs

Certificate programs

Certificate programs

Gain a more comprehensive understanding of specialized areas through our certificate programs in Indian Law and Natural Resources and Environmental Law.

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom

Learn about our three student-edited journals, our student organizations, and academic competitions.

Summer Programs and Exchange Programs

Summer Programs & Exchange Programs

Read about our programs in the U.S. and abroad. View details »

Honors, Awards and Prizes

Honors, Awards & Prizes

See the number of ways that students are recognized at UNM Law. View details »


Interested in Indian Law or Natural Resources and Environmental Law? Take classes in these areas or pursue a certificate program for a more comprehensive understanding of these important areas.

Our faculty has fully embraced experiential learning and hands-on opportunities are integrated throughout the curriculum in lecture classes, seminars, and specialized programs. In our nationally recognized Clinical Law Program, you will represent actual clients under the close supervision of our tenure and tenure-track faculty.

You will receive an excellent return for your investment. The UNM School of Law offers one of the best and most competitive tuition rates in the country, help with your career planning and professional development from our Office of Student & Career Services, and very strong employment rates for graduates.

Classroom - Professor Robert J. Desiderio