UNM Law School

Rank 94 (USNWR 2024)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • UNM Law School
  • University of New Mexico
  • UNM

UNM Law School is a law school located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The school was ranked 94 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UNM Law School is approximately 99.

Admissions website: https://lawschool.unm.edu/admissions/

Admissions email: admissions@law.unm.edu

Admissions phone: 505-277-0958

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UNM Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 152 156 160
GPA 3.22 3.5 3.74
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 474 5
# Admissions offers 223 -
Class size 99 9
% Accepted 47.0% 39
% Yield 43.5% 93

During the 2024 application cycle, 474 people applied and 223 were offered admission.

University of New Mexico has a 1L class size of 99, and yield of 43.50%. 97 out of 223 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 43.50% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of New Mexico has a median LSAT of 155. The 25th percentile LSAT is 151 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 160.

The median GPA is 3.61. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.36 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.72.

UNM Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 35 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does UNM Law School cost per year?

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Bar pass rate
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Salary, 25th %
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PI Salary
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Employment rate
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Grads with debt
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Average debt
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Cost of attending UNM Law School

In 2024, tuition was $42,853 and the annual cost of attending was $61,305 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

UNM Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of New Mexico make $71,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $61,000.

53.8% of law graduates from University of New Mexico go directly to work for law firms, while 14.3% clerk for a judge. 9.9% of graduates go into public interest.

80.6% of University of New Mexico graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about UNM Law School

The University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Law is the state’s only law school and is located on UNM’s North Campus. It is surrounded by a 9-hole golf course and is next door to the New Mexico Court of Appeals, which has a special viewing room designated specifically for our students. It is in Albuquerque, the state’s largest city, which sits at an altitude of 5,000 feet between the Rio Grande River and the Sandia Mountains, offering residents an abundance of outdoor recreational activities year-round. Our small and supportive community and diverse faculty consistently rank high in clinical programs, environmental law, diversity, student to faculty ratio, popularity with non-traditional students, and educational value – our students graduate with their career options less constrained by debt.

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how did Tyler80h8 get in?
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For those who received $$$ was that stated in the acceptance email or was it another correspondence?
My scholarship offer came in a separate email that the Acceptance Email
Seperate than the acceptance email* it came about 3 days after
Do they negotiate?
@Thewrightlawyer: I'm going to send a negotiation email. Here's to hoping
@NotATouristNoMore: I just sent mine, I have a feeling that UNM is poor. DId you hear back yet?
@Thewrightlawyer: They said I'd get an answer by next Friday. Best of luck!
@NotATouristNoMore: please let me know what they say, I just sent them my letter.
any update
i got my aid offer and it's tiny af
How much was it?
sent them an email with some of my other schools' offers attached, will see how it goes
@Thewrightlawyer: did you get an updated offer yet? UNM said that they would get back to me last week and they did not.
I did actually
They increased mine,
Most people seem to have gotten 54,000
That ain't bad
Your best bet, is to wait until the May 5th deadline to ask for more money, that's when people will withdraw, and money will be freed up to give to you,
They just got back to me with my scholarship negotiations, wasn’t significant but did drop the conditional
they did not increase my scholarship at all :(
Are you guys residence of New Mexico?
Out of state
Don't worry
any waitlist movement??
so im hearing theres a significant exodus of faculty at UNM this/next year
anyone know more about this
Where are you hearing this from?
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