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The The University of New Mexico School of Law offers a full-time course of study leading to the degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.). 


Applicants for admission to the School of Law at The University of New Mexico are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), to register for the Law School Data Assembly Service, and to have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university before the time of registration. 

Key Features 

  • Beginning law students will matriculate at the beginning of the fall semester only. The normal period for a full-time law student to complete requirements for a J.D. degree is three years.
  • First-year law students enrolled in the full-time program may work no more than 15 hours per week. Second- and third-year law students may work no more than 20 hours per week.

Programme Structure

  • First-Year. The student must take the full required first-year curriculum offered upon entrance.
  • Second-Year. Students must take the two credit Legal Research course in their second year (effective with the class of 2013)  They also must take the Constitutional Rights class in the Fall of the second year.
  • Professional Responsibility. Students must take and pass Ethics, a professional responsibility course. This requirement is a pre- or co-requisite with the clinic program.
  • Clinic. The student must participate satisfactorily in at least six hours of clinical law school credit, as prescribed by the faculty. No extern field experience courses or skills courses apply toward this requirement. There are pre-requisites and/or co-requisites for some clinical courses. To be eligible for clinic courses, a student must have successfully completed 40 credit hours.

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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Living costs for Albuquerque

870 - 1360 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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