November 21, 2018

New Mexico

University of New Mexico School of Law (Albuquerque)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Office of Career and Student Services
Nancy Huffstutler, Associate Director of Student Services
Huffstutler@law.unm.edu
(505) 277-0028

http://lawschool.unm.edu/students/support/disabilities.html

Clinical Program

The law school’s Community Lawyering, Law Practice, and Southwest Indian Law clinics represent clients in disability-related legal matters. Types of cases where disability is a germane if not primary issue in the case include custody matters where the parents, caregivers, or children are living with disabilities; juvenile delinquency representation of incompetent children; adult guardianship; housing matters regarding access for the disabled; end-of-life issues involving clients with disabilities, including wills, health care proxies, and advance directives; Social Security benefits eligibility; representation of people living with HIV/AIDS in domestic relations, employment and housing matters; individualized education program advocacy; and consumer advocacy regarding clients facing wage garnishment and bankruptcy due to unpaid medical bills for treatment of disabled family members.

Other Information

The school offers a Disabilities Law course.