Big Value

Santee Lewis, Class of 2014, Navajo Nation

"The University of New Mexico School of Law isn’t just a law school, it’s a community that embraces you. The faculty, staff, and students are truly interested in your ideas, interests, and goals. It is a transformative experience that not only challenges you, but it enlightens your purpose."

Santee Lewis, Class of 2014,  Navajo Nation

Small School. Big Value.

UNM has consistently ranked as one of the best educational values in the country. Our tuition is affordable and students graduate to jobs that put their legal training to use.

US News & World Report 2021 (Ranked in 2020) School/College Cost of Tuition
School/CollegeCost of Tuition
Arizona State University (O'Connor)$28,058 per year (in-state, full-time);
$47,302 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University of Arizona (Rogers)$25,834 per year (in-state, full-time);
$30,334 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University of Denver (Sturm)$52,922 per year (full-time)
University of Utah (Quinney)$29,246 per year (in-state, full-time);
$38,180 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University of Colorado (Boulder)$31,866 per year (in-state, full-time);
$38,652 per year (out-of-state, full-time)
University of New Mexico School of Law$17,714 per year (in-state, full-time);
$38,241 per year (out-of-state, full-time)

Small School. Big Employment Rates.

Of the 113 graduates in the Class of 2016, 98 secured employment as of March 15, 2017. For details, see our Class of 2016 Employment Statistics.

Small School. Big Job Market.

New Mexico is in the second hottest job market for entry-level attorneys, according to a recent study conducted by The National Jurist. The Mountain West region has an overall job placement rate of 78.3%. See our news story.

By the Numbers

From Class of 2016 Employment Statistics

85%Professionally Employed
73%Law License Required