Monday, 25 Sep 2017

Scholarship Opportunity

The Rennard Strickland School of Tribal Law and Criminal Justice at Bacone College is pleased to offer scholarship funding to cover any student in a State (all 50, D.C. and territories) or the National High School Mock Trial Championship who has a 3.0 GPA or higher  and an interest in law. Annual tuition is $10,910 per academic year, and this is the amount that will be awarded as a scholarship. The baseline admission requirements for Bacone College are found in the Catalog.

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About Albuquerque

albuquerque-skylineAlbuquerque is the largest city in the state of New Mexico. It is the seat of Bernalillo County and is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population was 545,852 as of the 2010 Census, and it ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the United States.

In the center of town at Central Avenue (the old Route 66) and San Pedro Drive NE there is a US Geological Survey brass cap that states that point is 5,280 feet or one mile high. What goes along with being a mile high city in the arid southwestern United States? Plenty that you should be aware of.

First, the air is much thinner here and people who live at sea level can often feel lightheaded until they have a chance to acclimate, which takes from 24 to 48 hours. This is known as high altitude sickness and it means you should not plan a trip up the Sandia Tram right after landing, if you travel here by plane. Even people in perfect health can be affected.

Second, the thin, dry air in NM is also a prescription for dehydration, so be sure to drink lots of water. Many Albuquerque residents never leave the house without bringing along a bottle of water.

Third, the elevation and lack of atmosphere is also a recipe for sunburn year round. BRING YOUR SUNSCREEN!!

Finally, Albuquerque is in what is known as the "high desert," and with that comes big temperature swings every day and the need to lotion up regularly. It is not unusual for the high and low in a 24 hour period to stretch 30 to 40 degrees at any time of the year. This is especially nice in the summer, when we always experience a cool off after dark.

Albuquerque is home to the International Balloon Fiesta (the largest in the world), the University of New Mexico (UNM), Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and Petroglyph National Monument. The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande flows through the city, north to south.

Urban sprawl is limited on three sides by: the Pueblo of Sandia to the north, the Pueblo of Isleta and Kirtland Air Force Base to the south, and the Sandia Mountains to the east. Suburban growth continues at a strong pace to the west, beyond Petroglyph National Monument, once thought to be a natural boundary to sprawl development.

Albuquerque has a variety of museums, galleries, shops and other points of interest. Some of these include the Albuquerque Biological Park (botanical garden, zoo), the Museum of Natural History and Science, and Historic Old Town. The majority of locally owned boutiques and fine dining establishments are scattered throughout Downtown, Old Town, and Uptown. Old Town features ghost tours performed by the Southwest Ghosthunters Association.

The Sandia and Manzano Mountains to the east offer trails, open spaces, and rock climbing. Climbs from one to ten pitches can be found at all ability levels. The Sandia Peak Tramway, located adjacent to Albuquerque is the world's second-longest passenger aerial tramway. It also has the world's third-longest single span. It stretches from the Northeast edge of the city to the crestline of the Sandia Mountains. Elevation at the top of the tramway is roughly 10,300 ft above sea level.

Sponsors

Center for Civic Values

 

State Bar of New Mexico 

 

 National Mock Trial Championship

 

ABOTA Foundation

 

UNM School of Law