Best Law Schools in New Mexico

By | March 2, 2019

Are you pursing a law degree? The has generated the latest ranking of best law schools in New Mexico that provides Master of Legal Studies (MLS), Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR), Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), or Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). You can use the following list to pick a school that fits your needs. These law schools in New Mexico are ranked based on the student reviews, alumni surveys, assessment of peer institutions, and official data reported by each law college. In addition, we also provide average LSAT scores, GPA and acceptance rates for each of these law schools in New Mexico.

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Best Law Schools in New Mexico

National Ranking Best Law Programs
73 University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Acceptance rate: 25.7%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 152-161
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.05-3.69
Tuition & Fees: In-state, full-time: $14,532 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $32,661 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 362
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 91.3%University of New Mexico School of Law

Modern History of the State of New Mexico

In 1807, the first American expedition arrived in northern New Mexico. Its participants, who had previously passed through the lands of Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado under the leadership of Zebulon Pike, were detained by the Spanish authorities and only six months later they were escorted to Louisiana.

In 1821, after Mexico’s independence, New Mexico became one of the provinces of the new state.

In 1836, the newly proclaimed Republic of Texas announced, among other things, its claims to the territory of New Mexico east of the Rio Grande. In 1841, the Texas government even organized a trading expedition with military escorts to Santa Fe, but its members were arrested by the Mexicans.

In 1848, after the victory of the United States of America in the Mexican-American War, the lands of New Mexico became owned by the United States. In 1850, the Territory of New Mexico was created, which included, in addition to modern New Mexico proper, the lands of most of Arizona, as well as parts of Colorado and Nevada. In 1853, in what became known as the Gadsden Purchase, the United States purchased lands in southwestern New Mexico (and southern Arizona) from Mexico.

With the outbreak of the American Civil War, a significant part of New Mexico was occupied by Confederate troops, but already in March 1862, after the Battle of Glorieta Pass, the Union army forced the southerners to retreat.

In the postwar years, clashes with nomadic Indians continued in New Mexico. The US government built several fortresses that protected the settlements and trade caravan routes, and also provided food for the Indians who agreed to cross over to the reservations. In 1864, the army managed to defeat the main forces of the Navajo, Apache raids continued until the eighties of the “age of steam”.

In 1878, the first railroad came to New Mexico, two years later it reached Santa Fe. Prior to this, the main route connecting the territory with the Midwest of the United States was the Santa Fe Trail, explored at the beginning of the 19th century and passing from Missouri through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

The advent of the railroads led to the rapid growth of both the population and the economy of New Mexico, in particular, cattle breeding became a very profitable occupation. Economic development caused a number of conflicts, the most famous of which was the Lincoln County War.