Global Tradition Continues in New Graduate Class
Thirty-three new graduate students have entered Franklin Pierce Law Center, soon-to-be University of New Hampshire School of Law. Reflecting the school's strong global tradition, this year's new students arrive from four continents.
Two students, one from China and one from South Korea, are pursuing their Diploma in Intellectual Property. Candidates for the full-year Master of Intellectual Property degree come from the United States, India, China, South Korea, Jordan, Taiwan and Japan. A candidate for the Master of Commerce & Technology degree hails from the U.S., and candidates for the Master of International Criminal Law & Justice degree come from the U.S. and Australia.
Students who already have earned their law degree and who are pursuing a Master of Laws (LLM) degree span continents, too. Lawyers from Turkey and India are studying Commerce and Technology, one from Iraq is studying International Criminal Law & Justice and those three are joined by lawyers from China, India and Vietnam studying Intellectual Property.
A Visiting Scholar from Zimbabwe is joined by four who come from China this semester.
Franklin Pierce Law Center is a global leader in innovative legal education. Its internationally-renowned intellectual property program boasts one of the largest full-time faculties in the field, a broad range of curricular offerings, and the only academic intellectual property library in the nation. Through its Social Justice Institute, wide range of clinics, externships and unique Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, the school is a leader in practice-based education. Pierce Law has signed an affiliation agreement with the University of New Hampshire and is expected to become UNH School of Law in fall 2010.