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UNH Law Welcomes New JD, Graduate Students From Around The Globe

Classes begin today at the University of New Hampshire School of Law for all students, including the 175 new JD and graduate students who come from 27 states and 17 countries.

The JD class of 2014, with 134 students, ranges in age from 20 to 57. Students come from 27 states and from the Bahamas, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco and Taiwan. They have a wide variety of backgrounds, coming from undergraduate schools such as Penn State, Boston College, Virginia Tech and the University of New Hampshire, to name a few. They have earned graduate degrees in engineering, art history, pharmacology, microbiology and industrial relations, among others.

The 41 graduate students beginning their studies at UNH Law come from across the U.S. and from 13 countries, including Panama, Saudi Arabia, India, Turkey, Taiwan, China, Italy, Japan and Nigeria. They are pursuing a variety of degrees, including Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees in Intellectual Property, Commerce & Technology, and International Criminal Law & Justice. In addition, a number of students are here to earn a Master of Intellectual Property degree, which provides interdisciplinary intellectual property training for non-lawyers.

UNH Law is also welcoming two visiting Chinese scholars from Shanghai Jiao Tong University — a result of the cooperation agreement announced by the two schools earlier this year.

The new students are just the second class ever to enter the University of New Hampshire School of Law, which formally changed its name in August 2010 after Franklin Pierce Law Center affiliated with the University of New Hampshire. The affiliation provides new opportunities for students, including the school’s new dual JD/MBA, offered for the first time this year.