University of New Mexico School of Law Ranks 22nd Nationwide in 2014 Top 50 Law Schools Rankings by Above the Law

The University of New Mexico School of Law ranks 22nd nationwide in the second annual Top 50 Law Schools ranking by Above the Law, up four places from last year.

The UNM Law School received a grade of A+ from students and an A from alumni in the ATL profile. The site refers to the in-state tuition of $15,701, enrollment of 346 students, and 9:1 student/faculty ratio, in addition to other data.

The outcome-based ATL rankings focus on real law jobs, quality full-time positions, school costs, and alumni satisfaction. They are the only known rankings to incorporate the latest ABA employment data concerning the class of 2013.

The ATL rankings methodology consists of:

  • 30% on employment score
  • 30% on quality jobs score
  • 15% on education cost
  • 10% on alumni rating
  • 7.5% on active federal judges, and
  • 7.5% on Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) clerks

The focus at the UNM Law School is on teaching practical lawyering in a small, intimate learning environment. Students at the UNM Law School graduate with hands-on skills and concrete legal experience, outpacing the national rate for securing full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage by 15%, according to recent data from the American Bar Association.