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Small Tuition.
Big Employment Rates.

Most students come to law school to get a full-time job as a lawyer, and UNM Law graduates outpace the national rate for securing long-term jobs that require bar passage by 14%.

Big Value

Santee Lewis, Class of 2014, Navajo Nation

"The University of New Mexico School of Law isn’t just a law school, it’s a community that embraces you. The faculty, staff, and students are truly interested in your ideas, interests, and goals. It is a transformative experience that not only challenges you, but it enlightens your purpose."

Santee Lewis, Class of 2014,  Navajo Nation

Small School. Big Value.

UNM has consistently ranked as one of the best educational values in the country. Our tuition is affordable and students graduate to jobs that put their legal training to use.

US News & World Report 2018 (Ranked in 2017)
School/CollegeCost of Tuition
Arizona State University (O'Connor)$27,226 per year (in-state, full-time);
$43,896 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University of Arizona (Rogers)$25,525 per year (in-state, full-time);
$30,025 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University of Denver (Sturm)$46,720 per year (full-time)
University of Utah (Quinney)$26,758 per year (in-state, full-time);
$50,816 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University of Colorado (Boulder)$31,831 per year (in-state, full-time);
$38,623 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University of New Mexico School of Law$16,761 per year (in-state, full-time);
$35,816 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

Small School. Big Employment Rates.

Of the 113 graduates in the Class of 2016, 98 secured employment as of March 15, 2017. For details, see our Class of 2016 Employment Statistics.

Small School. Big Job Market.

New Mexico is in the second hottest job market for entry-level attorneys, according to a recent study conducted by The National Jurist. The Mountain West region has an overall job placement rate of 78.3%. See our news story.

By the Numbers

From Class of 2016 Employment Statistics

85%Professionally Employed
73%Law License Required