Individual Campus Visits

Imagining what it is like to study law at the University of New Mexico? You’ve read about our small school with a big value online, now, we invite you to experience what the University of New Mexico School of Law has to offer first hand.

The best way to experience the University of New Mexico School of Law is to visit our campus. Sit in on a class, tour the law school and meet our friendly and supportive faculty and staff.

We encourage prospective applicants to come during the academic year so your visit can include attending a first-year class and meeting with students and faculty. Class visits are typically available throughout the semester with the exception of the first and last week of classes. When planning your visit, please request date(s) with at least one week of advanced notice so that we can confirm arrangements for your visit.

Availability of classes changes from semester to semester.

  • Fall Semester (September through November)
  • Spring Semester (February through April)
  • Summer Semester (mid-May through July)

Three first-year classes are available to visit in the fall:

Criminal Law I

This course considers the general principles of substantive criminal law and evaluates them in terms of the various purposes that justify a system of criminal punishment. It will include an analysis of the doctrines of mens rea attempt, complicity, and conspiracy as well as certain crimes such as homicide and certain defenses such as self-defense.


Torts is an introduction to the system governing civil liability for wrongs. Unlike contract law, in which persons establish standards governing their relations in private agreements, tort law imposes rights and duties between persons even when the parties have not done so by contract. Unlike criminal law which the government (rather than the victim) imposes societal standards through the medium litigation seeking punishment for violation of criminal law, tort litigation is controlled by the injured person who seeks not punishment, but personal compensation via money damages from the person whose violation of the laws of torts cause harm to the victim. Course coverage focuses on the tort of Negligence. As time permits, other torts are analyzed.

Contracts I

In an industrial society characterized by a "free enterprise" system and notions of individual freedom, "contract" is one of the primary means by which private individuals order their affairs. The contracts course inquires into why promises are enforced as contracts, which promises are enforced, and how they are enforced. The course places emphasis on close and critical analyses of court decisions.

Class Day Time
Criminal Law MW
Torts TWF 8:30am-9:20am
Contracts TThF 11:30am-12:20pm

Schedule a Visit

To schedule a visit please complete our online registration form at least one week prior.

Your registration will be forwarded to our Admissions Office, and a member of our admissions team will contact you via e-mail to confirm and organize your visit.


Follow this link for parking and directions to UNM School of Law.


Enter the main doors of the Law School (flagpole near the front entrance). Our main administrative office is located to your left. Let the front desk receptionist know you are here for a scheduled tour and/or class visit. You will be provided with a parking permit for your vehicle. Once you have put the parking permit on your vehicle, return to the administrative office, where your student admission representative will meet you. Please check in 15 minutes prior to your visit. That will allow enough time to park, check-in, and get situated. If you are scheduled for an early morning class, the Law School administrative office does not open till 8:00 am.