Washington, D.C. Exchange Internal Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 19, 2012

Information regarding the Exchange Program with Howard University School of Law:

  • Our memorandum of understanding permits two students from each school to attend a host school for one semester. In other words, two UNM students may attend Howard each semester and UNM has agreed to accept two students from Howard University.
  • Participating students may extend their D.C. visit by enrolling in a UNM externship placement in the summer before fall semester or in the summer after spring semester.
  • Exchange students shall pay tuition and fees to their home institution, but shall enjoy the same privileges and services as regular students at the host institution.
  • To participate in the exchange program, a student must be in the upper half of his or her class at the time the student applies, unless both the home institution and the host institution agree otherwise.
  • The exchange program is limited to students who have completed all first-year required courses.
  • Students in the program are required to take a full course load – a minimum 12 credit hours.
  • The proposed schedule of courses of exchange students shall be approved in advance by the Dean or the Dean’s delegate at the home institution.
  • The host institution will make every reasonable effort to assure that exchange students shall enjoy the same access to courses and extracurricular activities as students enrolled at the host institution. Students, however, will not be permitted to take clinical classes at the host institution. In addition, law reviews and competitions are not considered extracurricular activities.
  • Grades will be awarded by the Howard University School of Law and converted by UNM to Credit, C-, D, or F. Further information about this will be provided upon selection.
  • Although the law school will try to assist you in finding housing in Washington, ultimately you will have to take final responsibility for arranging housing.
  • You will be bound by the academic and other rules and regulations of the school you are attending.

Completing this form indicates that you are seriously interested in this program. Selection will be by lottery. If selected, barring unforeseen circumstances, you will take the steps necessary to participate in this program.




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Which semester? Fall 2012    Spring 2013

You may check both semesters if willing to visit during either. Please indicate first and second choices.

One purpose of the semester in Washington is to expose students to an externship placement. Are you prepared to enroll in an externship placement at your host school during your semester in Washington? What, if any, special placement interests do you have?

Although you will be paying UNM tuition, the cost of living in DC is higher than in Albuquerque. For those requiring financial assistance, this may necessitate an additional amount of loans. Are you prepared to finance the potential additional costs you may incur during such a semester?

Why do you want to spend a semester in Washington?

We have a large alumni base in Washington, D.C. They have been very supportive of the School of Law’s efforts to develop greater connections to Washington, D.C. May we share your identity and your interests in Washington, D.C., with our alumni in the area?

By submitting this form, you are indicating that you have read and can comply with the conditions noted above.

If you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean Barbara Bergman.