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University of New Mexico School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
44%
Number students applying:
636
Number students accepted:
281
First-year attrition rate:
3%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
158
Median:
153
25th percentile:
150

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.74
Median:
3.43
25th percentile:
3.07

Financial Profile

$16,940,856
Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $16,251 0
Non-resident $34,521 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $14,807
Off Campus $15,285                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
347
Number students enrolled full-time:
344
Number students enrolled part-time:
3
Number of first-year students:
113

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
55%
% Women students:
49%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
32%
% Minority students:
49%
% International students:
0

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
2
Names of law journals:
New Mexico Law Review, Natural Resources Journal
% of students involved in law journals:
32%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
15
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Community Lawyering (6), Business and Tax Clinic (3), Law Practice Clinic (3), Southwest Indian Law clinic (3)
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
54%
% of students in field placements:
37%
% of students in simulation courses:
21%

Curriculum Strengths

Trial Skills & Litigation,
Criminal Justice,
Public Interest Law,
Commercial/Small Business,
Environmental Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 80% 89
National Employment Rate 2013 74% 84
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer NM 84% 90
State 2nd Largest Employer DC 5% 5
State 3rd Largest Employer AZ 1% 1
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer NM 83% 87
State 2nd Largest Employer AZ 2.9% 3
State 3rd Largest Employer CO 1.9% 2

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1%
Law Firm 2-10
27.6%
Law Firm 11-25
4.8%
Law Firm 26-50
5.7%
Law Firm 51-100
2.9%
Law Firm 101-250
0
Law Firm 251-500
0
Law Firm 501+
0
Law Firm Unknown Size
1%
Business & Industry
3.8%
Government
20%
Public Interest / Service
2.9%
Clerkships Federal
1.9%
Clerkships State / Local
11.4%
Education / Academia
0
Other
1%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NM 85% 91%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NM 91% 89%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 NM 85% 87%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
University of New Mexico
Feeder School 2:
New Mexico State University
Feeder School 3:
University of Arizona

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

1117 Stanford Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Region:
Mountain West
Main Phone:
505-277-2146
Admissions Phone:
505-277-0958
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
David
J
Herring
Undergraduate:
BBA
School:
University of Michigan
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Michigan
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Jeffrey
Dubinski-Neessen
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Northeastern University
Law Degree:
Ed.M.
School:
Boston University
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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