The University of New Hampshire School of Law’s clinics bring law classes to life by allowing students to apply their knowledge to real cases. Experienced faculty members, all of whom practiced in their fields prior to teaching, supervise the clinical programs. All clinics include a classroom component, but their primary focus is on real-world experience, much of it in actual courtrooms.
With the guidance of faculty members, students gain a solid background in legal research and analysis, legal reasoning, litigation, and counseling. Students also receive training in specialized areas, such as trial advocacy, dispute resolution, and evidence presentation for today’s high technology courtrooms. UNH Law’s clinical programs benefit students and the community at large, since students often represent clients whose needs might otherwise go unserved.
UNH Law’s Clinical Programs allow second- and third-year students to represent clients in actual cases in several practice areas. Currently, UNH Law offers clinical experiences in the following areas:
- Administrative Agency Clinic
- Consumer and Commercial Law Clinic
- Criminal Practice Clinic
- Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic
- Immigration Law Clinic
- Mediation Clinic
Students represent clients in District, Superior, Federal and Bankruptcy courts, and handle a variety of cases, including landlord/tenant issues; consumer protection; defense of foreclosure; repossession and collection actions; impact litigation for low income clients; and all stages of criminal defense of misdemeanors and felonies, including trials and sentencing.
UNH Law's clinical professors provide an overview of the school's 2013 summer clinical opportunities.
UNH School of Law Clinics started with a vision
Bruce E. Friedman, 1947-1997
Professor of Law and Director, Civil Practice Clinic
As an attorney for children and the underrepresented in New Hampshire, Professor Friedman, with the help of his students, won major victories in the New Hampshire Supreme Court over the State Personnel Commission, Division of Mental Health, Division of Welfare, Department of Employment Security and Division of Children and Youth.