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.

Bonnie Stepleton

Director, Student and Career Services

Bonnie Stepleton
Room 2502A 
(505) 277-1188
stepleton@law.unm.edu

Bonnie Stepleton

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.

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Associate Director Career Services

Patrick Lopez
Room 2502B
(505) 277-1001
lopezp@law.unm.edu

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.

Beth Kaimowitz

Director of Academic Success

Beth Kaimowitz
Office: 2502C
Phone: (505) 277-0886
Kaimowitz@law.unm.edu

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.

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Assistant Director for Diversity and Public Service

Scott Cameron
Office: Room 3119
Phone: (505) 331-0252
cameron@law.unm.edu

Scott Cameron, JD

JD, University of Utah College of Law, 2001
BA, State University College at Oneonta, 1990

Scott has been a Public Interest attorney since 2001. He grew up in upstate New York and moved to Albuquerque in 1993, chasing the sun, a Masters in Anthropology (that never was caught), and seeking the mountains. In 1998, after a summer in Western North Carolina, he went to law school at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and returned to the Duke City in 2000. While in law school, Scott volunteered at and directed the Street Law Project (providing legal services to people experiencing homelessness), worked on day labor wage theft issues, co-founded the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, and helped start the law school’s Pro Bono Initiative. In 2000, Scott won the Utah Bar Foundation Community Service Scholarship Award and the Equal Justice Works (formerly NAPIL) Exemplary Student Public Service Award, and in 2001 he was the recipient of Utah College of Law Clinical Award.

As a lawyer, Scott has worked on water quality issues for a local nonprofit, at the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty on public benefits and homeless civil rights, at CYFD on juvenile justice reform and protective services, with the NM Attorney General in Consumer Protection, at the Second Judicial Court overseeing adult guardianship cases, as a Guardian ad Litem, and with the ACLU. He has been practicing meditation for over 15 years and has taught mindfulness to schools, judges, and teachers; is an avid runner, cyclist, and river runner; loves to listen to and play music; and has two teenage sons.

Assistant Director of Student & Career Services

Desirae Ramirez
Room 2502
(505) 277-7093
ramirez@law.unm.edu

FAX

(505) 277-5024