The University of New Hampshire School of Law houses two major research and teaching centers, and two affiliated institutes.
The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property builds on the pioneering IP work that the Franklin Pierce Law Center has been associated with since 1973. In partnering with industry and governments around the world, the Franklin Pierce Center for IP is a global hub for the intersection of intellectual property and economic development. By bringing together the varied resources at its disposal – including the only academic IP library in the United States – IP Center faculty, researchers, students, and partners work at the intersections of law, business, and technology to improve the rate of innovation in the global economy.
The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy provides curricular, programmatic, experiential, and financial support for students interested in public interest legal careers. The Rudman Center also hosts a Public Forum Series that brings global policy leaders to campus and enables meaningful community involvement in the most pressing policy issues of our time.
The Sports and Entertainment Law Institute provides opportunities for students who demonstrate a talent and passion for sports and entertainment law with opportunities for thoughtful discussion of contemporary legal issues in the field. Through courses, workshops, and legal residencies, students gain a broad understanding of the range of career opportunities available in sports and entertainment law.
The International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI) is a capacity-building resource staffed by intellectual property faculty, technology transfer experts, law students and an international pool of experienced alumni located in countries across the globe. The ITTI mission is to help improve the marketplace distribution of technology in countries with low market flow.