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“UNMSOL is very supportive of non-traditional students. As a busy mother of four, I worried about balancing a legal education and parenthood, and feeling like the law school mom, being so much older than my colleagues. I was amazed by the genuine friendship and support I have found among my peers in law school, the understanding professors who forgave the occasional absence, or allowed my 7 year old to lead the class in the Pledge of Allegiance. In every sense of the word I feel supported and respected by everyone here.” - Cara A. Valente-Compton, UNM Law Class of 2014
"Being a part of the journal family at UNMSOL has absolutely made my law school experience! It has been so rewarding to have a hand in publishing issues of the Natural Resource Journal. I've learned valuable editing and citation skills, while working with professional authors and an amazing group of student editors."
- Lauren Gilmore, UNM Law Class of 2013, SBA President, BA University of California, Santa Barbara
“Coming back to New Mexico to attend UNMSOL was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The legal education that I received here helped me obtain both a judicial clerkship and an associate position with a firm post-graduation. I will be pursuing my career in AZ, so there are opportunities available in-state and elsewhere. The support received from career services is also particularly noteworthy. Beginning in my first semester, I received help building my resume and guidance on how to best position myself for obtaining employment after graduation. I love this school, and I appreciate the opportunity to have studied here.” - Amanda Thatcher, UNM Law Class of 2013, BA California State University—Fullerton, MBA Candidate UNM Anderson School of Business, Farmington, NM native.
"Conversing with Judges and Justices on a first name basis, participating in decisions about my school's future, knowing the names of every classmate and being known by every professor: these are the qualities I've loved about UNM, all at a fantastic price." - Alex Flores, UNM Law Class of 2013, B.A., Public Policy, George Washington University; M.P.A., Princeton University