NREL Program Earns A+ Rating from PreLaw Magazine

April 16, 2019

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The Winter 2019 publication of PreLaw Magazine rated UNM SOL’s Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program an A+, improving on last year’s A- rating. Only 13 other programs in the country were awarded an A+ rating, including other top natural resources and environmental law programs such as those at Vermont Law School, Lewis & Clark, and the University of Utah. The review “graded law schools based on the breadth of their curricular offerings.” UNM was recognized for its diverse course offerings in the field, its NREL Certificate program, the NREL clinic, the Natural Resources Journal, and for providing other student opportunities in the field such as the Environmental Law Moot Court program, the Environmental Law Society and programming offered by the Utton Transboundary Resources Center.

"UNM Law has had a strong program in this field for many years, and we continue to build it," said Prof. Reed Benson, chair of the Natural Resources and Environmental Law program. "Opening our Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic in 2017 has raised us to the next level."