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University of New Mexico School of Law

University of New Mexico School of Law
MSC11 607
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Bonnie Stepleton
Director, Student and Career Services
P: (505) 277-1188

Category Type

Public Service Graduation Requirement

Description of Programs

All UNM law students must complete six hours of pro bono service during their first year of law school. The Office of Student Services coordinates a variety of opportunities for students to fulfill their pro bono requirement while learning from legal practitioners at community legal clinics. Additionally, UNM law students must complete a six-credit clinical course before graduation. Law students are able to enroll in a variety of clinical courses to complete this graduation requirement, and students assist clients with a range of civil matters. Among the clinics offered are a community lawyering clinic which serves the needs of low-income clients, a small business clinic, and an Indian Law clinic. In addition to the clinic, UNM Law School offers an Externship Program that permits a student to earn credits while working under the supervision of a licensed attorney at a government or public interest organization. Students can enroll in two externships. The Office of Career Services also posts pro-bono opportunities for students in addition to posting paid positions for student employment.

Location of Programs

The pro bono program is located within the Career Services office. 


The Director of Student and Career Services supervises pro bono. 


The pro bono program is supported by the UNM School of Law's operating budget.

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono




Alternative Winter or Spring Break Projects


Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Steven Homer
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
P: (505) 277-1002

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

None listed

Public Interest Centers


PI Career Support Center

The Career Services office offers individual counseling with Career Center specialists and a public interest career fair in the spring. 

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)