UNM Law School

The UNM School of Law is the state?s only law school and is located on the University of New Mexico?s North Campus, adjacent to a 9-hole golf course and across the street from the university?s medical school complex. It is in Albuquerque, the state?s largest city, which sits at an altitude of 5,000 feet between the Rio Grande and the Sandia Mountains.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.lawschool.unm.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admissions@law.unm.edu
Location (Location) Albuquerque, NM
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1947
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 60
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 154
Median GPA : 3.47
Acceptance Rate : 42%


UMN Law School Admissions

UMN Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 42% of its applicants. Comparatively, Newmexico is Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 719 300 (41.72%) 111 (15.4%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.21 3.47 3.73
LSAT 150 154 157

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $16,490 $35,183
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $15,732
Living off-campus: $15,732
Living at home: $9,434

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 05/01
Application Fee : $50

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UMN Law School Community

UMN Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Newmexico is Above Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 33
  • Part Time : 28

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 37
  • # Minority Faculty : 23

RATIO

10.5 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

UMN Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of New Mexico 1L section size is equal to law schools in New Mexico and 14% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UMN Law School: 116
New Mexico Average: 116
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 102
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 120
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 116
  • Law Journals : 66
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 0.0%
  • Second Year : 0.0%
  • Third Year : 0.9%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

UMN Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of New Mexico class of 2015 had an employment rate of 96% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2015, 81.8%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 41.0%
  • Business: 8.0%
  • Government: 36.0%
  • Public Interest: 6.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • New Mexico: 84%
  • District of Columbia: 5%
  • Arizona: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 81.8%
  • First Time Takers: 110
  • Average School: 91.1%
  • Average State: 87.8%
  • Pass Difference: 3.3%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New Mexico : 87.8%
  • Passed : 82 of 90 (91.1%)
  • State Average : 87.8%
  • Difference : 3.3%