The University of New Mexico School of Law is 10th nationwide in “Best Law Schools for Diversity Practices” in Hispanic Business magazine’s 2014 Annual Diversity Report. The UNM School of Law is second in Hispanic enrollment (34%) and sixth in percent of faculty who are Hispanic (11.4%).
“You are surrounded by Hispanic culture everywhere you look in New Mexico, and Hispanic students represent a large percentage of our student body,” says UNM Law Professor Sergio Pareja. “We offer a variety of programs to encourage and support our diverse student body. The UNM Law School is deeply committed to diversity as a core value that enriches the classroom experience and strengthens our community.”
For years, Pareja taught in UNM's summer law program in beautiful Guanajuato, Mexico. Now he directs UNM's four-week, five-credit summer law program in Madrid, Spain that enables students to learn from U.S. and Spanish law professors.
The Mexican American Law Student Association (MALSA) has a strong presence at the UNM Law School. MALSA’s pipeline education program includes a no-cost practice LSAT examination every fall at locations across New Mexico, a personal statement initiative, and a New Mexico High School Law and Advocacy Workshop. The organization has mentorship programs and several events throughout the year.
Correction date: 9/18/14 Original date: 8/22/14