I chose the University of New Mexico School of Law because of the small class sizes, the low tuition rate and the friendly, collegial atmosphere. Clinic was important in my law school career because it gave me "real world" experience. I learned in a hands-on environment how to effectively deal with real clients, real deadlines and the opposing counsel. Appearing in Children's Court, drafting divorce proceedings and learning about areas of the law that I was previously very unfamiliar with shaped my clinical experience and my skill-sets.
Michael J. Anaya, Class of 2010