Office of University Counsel

MSC05 3440
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
Scholes Hall
Room 208

Phone: (505) 277-5035
Fax: (505) 277-4154

Various Buildings around UNM

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The Office of University Counsel ("OUC") is the University’s law office.  Loretta P. Martinez is the Chief Legal Counsel for The University of New Mexico. 

The OUC provides legal advice and service to UNM and represents The University in its legal matters.  Our client is The University of New Mexico, not any individual or segment of UNM.  Our responsibility is to provide our best independent legal advice in the interest of UNM.  When appropriate, we engage outside counsel to provide additional expertise and representation.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Stay at Home Order issued by the New Mexico Secretary of Health on March 24, 2020, all OUC staff will be working remotely, effective March 24, 2020, until further notice.  Email will be the primary method of communication for most staff, while voicemails will be checked periodically and forwarded, where possible.  Please refer to our staff contact pages if you need to reach a particular OUC staff member.  Thank you for your patience as we navigate this remote work environment.

Mission


Our mission is to facilitate transactions; to prevent legal problems and solve those that occur; to provide advice and representation; and to educate as to the laws, policies, and procedures applicable to UNM's operations; all in order to help the University fulfill its goals of teaching, research, and service.

Locations


Main Campus

The Main Campus office of the OUC is located in Scholes Hall, Room 208 on the main campus of The University of New Mexico.

Mailing Address:
MSC05 3440
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Main Phone: (505) 277-5035
Fax: (505) 277-4154

North Campus

The OUC also maintains an office at the UNM Health Sciences Center campus.  The OUC-HSC office is located in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education (West), Suite 3010.   

Mailing address: 
MSC09 5300
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Main Phone: (505) 272-2377
Fax: (505) 272-1938