Clinical Program

At the University of New Mexico School of Law, collaborative clinical teaching methods link the classroom and the community to the practice of law. Students gain real-world experience while our faculty continues to expand and enhance the program that helped to pioneer clinical legal education.

Mandatory Clinic Program

All students at UNM are required to complete a six credit-hour clinical course as part of the J.D. curriculum. Students represent actual clients with supervision by tenured and tenure-track faculty. Students participate in one of five clinical sections:

  • Community Lawyering Clinic
  • Child and Family Justice Clinic
  • Economic Justice Clinic
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic
  • Southwest Indian Law Clinic

By the Numbers

1stOne of the first law schools in the country to create a mandatory clinic
8th U.S. News & World Report Rank
50Years of required, collaborative Clinical Program
100Percent of students required to participate in the clinical experience

Contact The Clinic

(505) 277-5265