Giving Back to Law

Giving back and staying connected have been longtime traditions at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Alumni, faculty and friends, and their financial support are among the school's greatest assets.


As a result of your generosity, deserving students receive scholarships, our world-class faculty obtains support for research and teaching and many much-needed resources are provided to help maintain the rigorous academic standards and the special and unique culture found at the UNM School of Law.

The Law School has identified these key areas of need:

School of Law General Annual Scholarship Fund

A Law School Critical Needs Fund
This ever-important and operationally critical fund for recruitment, retention and student support allows financial assistance to go directly where it is needed and allows our Dean vital flexibility in how it is distributed among students.

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School of Law Dean's Fund

A Law School Critical Needs Fund
In a time when maintaining our position of strength and enhancing our leadership role in legal education are essential, gifts to the Dean’s Fund are truly one of our most precious resources. These crucial unrestricted contributions empower our law school Dean to not only identify but to immediately meet the school’s most critical needs, especially in the area of student support.

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Law School Indian Law General Scholarship Fund

The UNM School of Law takes its commitment to Indian law students and the Indian law program and community seriously.  Funding for student scholarships allows us to recruit and retain Native American applicants from New Mexico and around the country and to support their legal education needs.

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Joan and Fred Hart Opportunity Scholarship

The Joan and Fred Hart Opportunity Scholarship was established in honor of former Dean Hart and his wife Joan, to whom he credits all of his successes, and embodies their extensive and tireless support of the UNM School of Law. Hart Opportunity Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need to students who would otherwise be unable to pursue the study of law.

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Washington, DC Law Student Intern Fellowship Fund - Providing Opportunities to Live & Learn in Our Nation’s Capital

The UNM School of Law Washington, DC Intern Fellowship Fund was established by a core group of alumni in the Metro DC Area to provide financial assistance to our students who participate in the Law School’s Semester in DC Program or in a summer internship. Because financial barriers often prevent students from pursuing opportunities only available in our nation’s capital, this fund allows more students to benefit from a DC experience.

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Ways to Give

Give online at:

Student in Hallway

Funds online are categorized by their UNM School or College in most cases, some by name or type. We suggest using the links above for the named funds the Law School needs the most wide-reaching support for. The UNM Foundation online giving site helps the Law School accept online gifts. You can find additional named Law School funds by using the Browse or Search functions in the upper right-hand corner on the online giving site. If you cannot find the Fund you wish to contribute to, please let us know. We want to help. You can also very easily make your gift by mail to the Law School, or you can call or email us for help with online or any other giving:

Give by mail to the Law School:

Please complete and return the gift form.

Give by phone or assistance by phone at the Law School:

505-277-1457 or 505-277-8184.

The UNM Foundation:

505-277-4503 or 1-800-UNM-FUND

Does your company have a matching gift program?
Corporate matching gifts are a simple way to increase your own giving. Simply include your matching form with your pledge.

By taking advantage of your company's matching gift benefit, you can create a gift that may double or triple your contribution. It's simple: check with your company's human resources department to see if the company, or a friend or family member's company, matches gifts.

Annual, Major Gift & Planned Giving Resources

For further information or assistance with Alumni Relations, Young Alumni and Annual programming, please contact Melissa Lobato at 505-277-1457.

For gifts of $25,000 or more, or for assistance with Estate, Structured or Planned Gifts, please contact Hannah Farrington Parker at 505-277-1038.

For more information or assistance on estate planning, bequests, charitable gift annuities, gifts of assets or do it yourself planning resources for including UNM and the School of Law in your will or estate plan, go to or call 505-277-0554 for easy, customized assistance. We are here to help!

UNM Foundation Annual Report 2012-2013