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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 2016
School/CollegeCost of Tuition
Arizona State University (O'Connor)$27,074 per year (in-state, full-time);
$42,794 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University of Arizona (Rogers)$24,500 per year (in-state, full-time);
$29,000 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University of Denver (Sturm)$44,530 per year (full-time)
University of Utah (Quinney)$25,752 per year (in-state, full-time);
$48,908 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University of Colorado (Boulder)$31,864 per year (in-state, full-time);
$38,650 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University of New Mexico School of Law$16,490 per year (in-state, full-time);
$35,183 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

Small School. 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%. For details, see our Class of 2015 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 2015 Employment Statistics

87%Professionally Employed
75%Law License Required
14%Higher than average employment rates

PreLaw magazine ranks UNM 7th Best Value Law School, based on where graduates have excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a legal job without taking on a lot of debt.

Small School. Big Rankings.