Members of the Class of 2012, the newest law school class to find its way through the corridors of Bratton Hall, received a warm welcome during orientation activities prior to the start of the fall semester. New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Charles Daniels (`69) encouraged and inspired the 117 entering students during dinner, sharing his own stories as a UNM law student.
This year's entering class was chosen from 1,091 applicants. In keeping with recent trends, 55 of the new students are men, and 61 are women, with an average age of 26. A total of 44 percent are minorities, and 99 are New Mexico residents with 18 nonresidents.