Social Justice at UNH Law
At UNH Law, social justice and public interest law are synonymous with advocating for, assisting, and empowering underserved and vulnerable populations. Our Social Justice Institute plays a vital role in maintaining public interest law as a key component of the UNH Law experience.
UNH Law students interested in social justice balance their classroom studies with extensive practical experiences, both in Concord and throughout the country. With a full-time director, our Social Justice Institute can help inspire and equip you for a rewarding career in the public interest.
UNH Law's curriculum offers a broad range of courses that lay the foundation for careers in a variety of social justice practice areas–including criminal law, civil rights and civil liberties, intellectual property in the public interest, indigent legal services, and international human rights. Outside of the classroom, extensive externship and summer opportunities ensure that students learn to handle legal issues in real-world contexts.
Nothing prepares you for the realities of being a criminal defense attorney like actually experiencing it through the Criminal Practice Clinic, where you are not just focused on the law, you are focused on people's lives.
Among the hallmarks of UNH Law's commitment to social justice are:
- 6 clinical experiences to engage students in real-life cases
- 18 full-time faculty members connected with the Social Justice Institute
- Up to 20 Public Interest Coaltion fellowships funding summer social justice experiences
To learn more about our Social Justice Institute and how it can advance your career, please visit here.