University of New Mexico School of Law
Law School Pro Bono Programs
Director, Student and Career Services
P: (505) 277-1188
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
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
P: (505) 277-1002
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)