Resources for Examinees

Bar Scholarships and Mentoring:

  • Indian Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico. The Indian Law Section offers the ILS Bar Preparation Scholarship. This scholarship was established to help defray the costs of bar examination application fees and preparation courses for third-year UNM law students who intend to take the New Mexico Bar and practice Indian Law.
  • New Mexico Black Lawyers Association. The New Mexico Black Lawyers Association offers bar exam financial assistance and guidance. Priority is given to minority applicants, but the application process is open to all.
  • New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association. The New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association Foundation and the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association are proud to support students of the UNM School of Law by providing bar scholarships. UNM law students may apply for bar scholarships to assist with the expenses related to bar exam courses or to help defray other costs and help students focus on studying for the bar exam rather than working. Bar scholarships are open to 3Ls taking the New Mexico Bar in either February or July.
  • New Mexico Women’s Bar Association. The New Mexico Women’s Bar Association, a state-wide voluntary bar association open to all attorneys, is providing two $1,000 bar preparation scholarship to those law school graduates, without regard to gender or gender identity, who plan to take the bar exam in February 2019. To apply, please provide a one to two-page letter along with your contact information and a short resume. In your letter, please explain: 1) your financial need; 2) your law school academic record (no need to provide a transcript, just describe your academic record and perhaps your challenges); and 3) your plans after you pass the bar exam. The Board of the New Mexico Women’s Bar Association will review the applications and vote to choose the recipients based on financial need, your story, and your academic record. The recipient will be notified shortly after selection. Please email your letter, resume and contact information to the NMWBA at no later than Friday, December 21, 2018.


New Mexico Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program (NMJLAP). NMJLAP is a free service for all members of the New Mexico bench and bar, bar applicants, and law students. NMJLAP offers confidential professional and peer assistance to help individuals identify and address problems with alcohol and other drugs, depression, and other mental health/emotional disorders. NMJLAP endeavors to improve the well-being of its members through support and early intervention and educational programs designed to enhance resiliency, and to help reduce the public harm caused by impaired members of the legal profession. NMJLAP services are confidential, and are not reported to the Board of Bar Examiners without applicant permission.


Throughout the year, Board staff give interactive presentations on the application process and taking the bar examination. Please check our calendar, where upcoming presentations will be listed as they are scheduled.

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Research & Publications:

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