On June 18, 2011, a dedicated group of UNM School of Law DC alumni represented the school at a recruitment forum hosted by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The LSAC forum gives prospective law students the opportunity to meet representatives from dozens of law schools throughout the United States and includes workshops where students can learn about the admissions process and the best way to prepare for the challenges of law school.
Through the course of a full day, Denise Coca ('96), Sumita Mukhoty ('88), Michael Connolly ('93), Ann Claassen ('89), Rico Frias ('11) and Mark Barron ('06) shared their enthusiasm for the UNM experience with a diverse group of prospective applicants from around the nation.
The alumni particularly highlighted the opportunities their UNM degrees have afforded them in New Mexico, Washington, D.C., and beyond. Many potential applicants were impressed with UNM's low student-faculty ratio and the School of Law's close relationship with the members of the State Bar.
Many candidates asked thoughtful questions about the School of Law's academics. Of particular interest to students in Washington, D.C. were UNM's offerings in natural resources and Indian law, as well as the clinical experience the school offers – all areas in which UNM enjoys a strong national reputation.
June 19, 2011