The OUC provides legal advice and represents The University in its legal matters. Our client is The University of New Mexico, not any individual employee, department or college 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. 

Legal areas represented by University Counsel

Attorneys of the OUC

See what areas of law our attorneys practice


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.