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Law School's increase in applications receives positive press

June 22, 2015 - Tamara Williams

Application Increase
Application Increase

Applications to the UNM Law School increased almost 10% this year, generating positive attention from the Daily Lobo and Albuquerque Business First.

Despite a downward national trend, applications at UNM Law are escalating. This year, the law school received 695 applications – an increase of 9.27% compared to last year.

Jeffery Dubinski-Neessen, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, says that prospective students are attracted to the UNM Law School because of the small class size, affordable tuition, experiential learning programs, and strong employment rates.

UNM School of Law

YearEnrollmentApplications
2015*695
2014111636
2013119640

* Final enrollment numbers for Fall 2015 available in mid-August.

Local media are reacting positively to the news. The headline of a web exclusive about the law school on dailylobo.com reads, “While most law schools across the country are seeing a decrease in law school applications, the UNM School of Law has had an increase.”

An article in Albuquerque Business First reports that, “UNM law school applicants on an uptick this year, higher than U.S. average.