UNM law students seek applicants

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By Don Pace

The University of New Mexico School of Law’s Mexican-American Law Student Association is looking to increase applicants from Highlands University.

Julia Mares, wife of former Las Vegas Police Chief Albert Mares, is a second-year law student and former Highlands student.

“Highlands has so many bright and talented individuals, and I think the UNM School of Law needs to tap into that,” Mares said.

On Saturday, Mares and two of her fellow law students, Anna Martinez of Espaola and Silvia Delgado of Las Cruces, administered a practice Law School Admission Test, which is a half-day standardized test required for admission to most law schools, at Douglas Hall on the Highlands campus.

About 15 students took the exam.

After the exam, the law students spoke with undergraduate and graduate students about the exam and the law school application process and gave information about the upcoming admissions seminar that the student law association will administer at the UNM School of Law in Albuquerque.