Contact the Office of Student & Career Services
The Office of Student & Career Services is open Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Director, Student and Career Services
JD University of New Mexico, 1987
BS University of Oregon, 1984
Bonnie grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended the University of Oregon and obtained a BS in Political Science in 1984. She graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1987. She was a law clerk in the New Mexico Supreme Court. Following her clerkship, Bonnie represented people with intellectual disabilities and then practiced law in insurance defense. She served as a mediator with the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation administration and has also been a volunteer mediator for the Metropolitan Court. She was Assistant Dean for Student Services from 2004 until 2014 when she left to return to the Workers’ Comp Administration as Bureau Chief. She served as Appellate Mediator with the New Mexico Court of Appeals in 2018 and early 2019 and then returned again to the law school as Director of Student and Career Services.
Associate Director Career Services
Patrick Lopez, Esq. JD, LLM
Associate Director of Student and Career Services
Patrick Lopez is a native of New Mexico who has experience in civil and criminal law practice as well as professional experience serving law students and faculty. After law school, Patrick worked as a law librarian where he co-developed a program of legal research workshops to serve the legal research and writing students and faculty. Patrick transitioned to law practice by serving for several years as a Trial Attorney in the Albuquerque Public Defender’s Office representing defendants facing felony criminal charges. He then started a law firm with a law school classmate focusing on civil tort matters and employment law litigation. Most recently Patrick has worked in solo practice focusing on foreclosure defense, landlord tenant, real estate transactions, and general real estate issues. Patrick has a JD from Phoenix School of Law and an LLM in Biotechnology and Genomics from Arizona State University.
Director of Academic Success
Phone: (505) 277-0886
Beth Kaimowitz, JD
JD University of New Mexico, 1987
BA University of New Mexico, 1984
Beth Kaimowitz is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. In law school, she worked as a legal analysis tutor, a law clerk for a civil litigation firm, and a research assistant for the Institute of Public Law. After law school, she worked for the United States Department of Labor in Los Angeles, CA, the New Mexico Human Services Department in Santa Fe, NM, and for the Albuquerque Branch Library of the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has over fifteen years of experience working at the University of New Mexico in academic support, health sciences, and library research and instruction. Ms. Kaimowitz worked for five years at the University of New Mexico Center for Academic Program Support, where her research interests focused on critical thinking, educational diversity, and collaborative learning.
As Director of Academic Success at the University of New Mexico School of Law, Ms. Kaimowitz is responsible for academic success programs aimed to improve students’ academic performance and success on the bar examination, in preparation for the practice of law. Ms. Kaimowitz’s experience with law practice, legal analysis, and academic support allow her to provide a range of academic success services tailored to diverse students’ needs.
Program Coordinator of Student & Career Services
Rachel Foster is originally from Quincy, Illinois. She graduated from Cornell College in 2016 with a BA in English and Theatre. She has four years of experience working in higher education administrative offices in both Illinois and Iowa, and four years of experience working as support staff for a legal aid office in Northern California. As Program Coordinator, Rachel provides administrative support to the Student and Career Services Office.