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UNH School of Law Again in Top 10 for IP Law in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

UNH School of Law Again in Top 10 for IP Law in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of New Hampshire School of Law has again been named a top 10 school for the study of intellectual property law in the specialty rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report in the 2013 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.

“This recognition is yet another testament to the reputation that our faculty, students, and alumni have built over the years," said John Broderick, Dean of UNH School of Law. “With the accolades that our IP faculty and students are earning for their achievements and innovations, our Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property continues to cement its place as a global leader in IP.”

UNH School of Law continues the tradition of Franklin Pierce Law Center of being ranked among the nation's top IP schools each and every year since specialty law school rankings began in 1992. This continued prominence is all the more impressive considering how increasingly competitive the field has become. In this year’s rankings, which are based on a survey of IP faculty members around the country, UNH School of Law shared eighth place with Boston University and Duke University.

“I am glad our peers continue to recognize us as one of the leading pioneers in the field," said Mary Wong, director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. "We will continue to be a global leader, with innovative programs in IP teaching, research, and policy."

This fall, UNH School of Law opened a new addition to house the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property and provide additional opportunities for students and faculty to work with partners in governments, industries, and academia. The IP Center's mission is being advanced with significant national and international conferences and symposia, as well as through the creation of new strategic alliances with leading organizations throughout the world. For the latest information on the activities of the IP Center, see our spring newsletter.

By housing one of the largest intellectual property faculties in the United States as well as the only dedicated intellectual property library in the nation, and drawing on the resources of one of the nation's premier research universities, the IP Center has positioned UNH School of Law as a global leader in innovative intellectual property education and applied research. By connecting a global network of successful alumni to the Franklin Pierce tradition, students have ready access to intellectual property professionals in over 80 countries.


US News 2013 Intellectual Property Specialty Rankings

1. University of California–Berkeley
2. Stanford University (CA)
3. George Washington University (DC)
4. University of Houston (TX)
5. New York University
6. Columbia University (NY)
6. Santa Clara University (CA)
8. Boston University
8. Duke University (NC)
8. University of New Hampshire School of Law
11. Yeshiva Univ. (Cardozo) (NY)
12. Fordham University (NY)
13. Harvard University (MA)

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