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 the University Counsel ("OUC") is the University’s law office.  Effective June 1, 2018, Alfred Mathewson, co-dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law, is serving as Interim Chief Legal Counsel following the retirement of Elsa Cole.  

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.

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 Health Sciences Center OUC office (HSC-OUC) is located in the Health Sciences and Services Building (HSSB), Room 318, at the Health Sciences Center on the north campus of the University of New Mexico.

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

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