Law Schools In New Mexico

Law classes faculty can choose to work at one of 30 accredited law schools in New Mexico. The trends in New Mexico's law academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in law includes law training at the following levels:

  • Law Certificate
  • Associates degree in Law
  • Bachelors degree in Law
  • Masters degree in Law
  • PhD degree in Law


Schools

  1. Central New Mexico Community College

    525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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  2. Navajo Technical College

    Lower Point Road, State Road 371, Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313-0849

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  3. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

    3400 S Espina, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

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  4. Clovis Community College

    417 Schepps Blvd, Clovis, New Mexico 88101-8381

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  5. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

    1500 S Ave K, Portales, New Mexico 88130

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  6. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

    52 University Blvd, Roswell, New Mexico 88202-6000

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  7. New Mexico Highlands University

    University Ave, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

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  8. New Mexico Junior College

    5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

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  9. University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

    200 College Rd, Gallup, New Mexico 87301-5697

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  10. University of New Mexico-Main Campus

    1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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  11. New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

    2400 North Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

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  12. New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

    1500 University Dr, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220

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  13. New Mexico State University-Grants

    1500 N. Third Street, Grants, New Mexico 87020

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  14. New Mexico State University-Main Campus

    2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

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  15. University of New Mexico-Valencia County Branch

    280 La Entrada, Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031-7633

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  16. Northern New Mexico College

    921 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, New Mexico 87532

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  17. San Juan College

    4601 College Blvd, Farmington, New Mexico 87402-4699

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  18. Santa Fe Community College

    6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-4887

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  19. University of the Southwest

    6610 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

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  20. University of New Mexico-Taos Branch

    1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico 87557

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  21. Mesalands Community College

    911 S Tenth Street, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401-3352

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  22. Western New Mexico University

    1000 W. College Ave, Silver City, New Mexico 88061

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  23. National American University-Albuquerque

    4775 Indian School Road NE, Suite 200, Albuequerque, New Mexico 87110-3976

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  24. Luna Community College

    Hot Springs Blvd, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

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  25. ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque

    5100 Masthead N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

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  26. Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso

    709 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345

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  27. University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus

    5700 Pasadena NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113-1570

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  28. National American University-Rio Rancho

    1601 Rio Rancho, Suite 200, Highway 528 & Sara Road, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124-1903

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  29. Brookline College in Albuquerque

    4201 Central Ave NW-Ste J, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105

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  30. Brown Mackie College-Albuquerque

    10500 Cooper Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Law Employment

New Mexico 11,860
National 2,096,250

Of all of the law professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Law professionals In New Mexico

12,370 10,990 12,000 12,790 11,860
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Law is a shrinking field in New Mexico. In 2010 there were 510 less law professionals working in New Mexico than there were in 2006. Thus, in New Mexico, this field has shrunk by 4% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for law professionals which shows a 3% increase in the number of law professionals working around the nation.

Law VS. All Professions salaries in New Mexico

$43,974 $44,731 $45,090 $50,226 $46,113
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In New Mexico, as the number of law professionals is declining, the salaries earned by law professionals are increasing. In 2006 law professionals made a mean salary of $43,974 per year, and in 2010 they made $46,113 per year.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in New Mexico

10th percentile
$29,551
25th percentile
$35,193
50th percentile
$43,477
75th percentile
$54,378
90th percentile
$65,921

This represents a growth in salaries of 5%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of New Mexico, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of law. The pay differential between the highest paid law professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 123%

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in New Mexico

Court Reporter
$34,710
Criminal Justice
$40,963
Criminology
$53,805
Forensic Accounting
$57,787
Forensic Science
$47,360
Homeland Security
$45,173
Law
$46,113
Paralegal
$37,280
Public Administration
$98,203

Law professionals in New Mexico earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Law programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Mexico

associate
43
bachelor
13
master
2
doctor
1
Certificate
14
Total73

As the number of law professionals is decreasing in New Mexico state, the number of students graduating from the 30 accredited law schools in New Mexico state is increasing. In 2006, 866 students graduated from law courses in New Mexico. And in 2010, 928 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of law school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico by 7%. A majority of these graduates, or 59%, graduated with a associate's degree in law.

Law Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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