Led by a faculty deeply involved in a critical dialogue about graduate skill-set and employability upon graduation, the UNM law school community is working hard to maintain our above average employment rate and has always believed that it is not enough to help students simply obtain a law degree. The UNM School of Law is proud to continue a long tradition of both excellence and value. Above the Law has ranked UNM law school 26th in the nation (and 8th among public law schools) in their inaugural “Above the Law Top 50 Law School Rankings”. Recently the National Jurist ranked the UNM School of Law 8th in the nation for Best Value Law Schools.
Abovethelaw.com is a widely-read site among law students and professors. It is also one of the best sources for news about student and graduate opinion of the legal job market and attorney compensation. The methodology behind these rankings relies heavily on employment outcomes and costs. The rankings do not include the types of inputs used by US News that have caused those rankings to be criticized heavily. The ATL rankings are based mostly on public data, although 10 percent of the outcome depends on an alumni survey that the site conducted (not publicly available).
May 8, 2013