Two distinguished professionals with a commitment to the public good have been selected to serve as the first leadership fellows in the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
Tom Rath, former New Hampshire attorney general and longtime political powerhouse, and Ned Helms, an expert in the field of health policy and politics, were appointed to work with Executive Director John Broderick in building the center.
“It is a great …
On October 9, 2014, The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Policy at UNH Law provided a rare opportunity for program attendees to learn what its like to serve the country as a Presidential Chief of Staff. Christopher Whipple — a former Emmy Award-winning producer at CBS News 60 Minutes and ABC News PrimeTime — posed important questions about the meaning of executive branch leadership and public policy making to three former Presidential Chiefs of Staff: Kenneth …
On Constitution Day, UNH School of Law was honored to host retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor who accepted an honorary degree at a luncheon in her honor. In her remarks, the first woman on the Supreme Court, Justice O'Connor talked about the need to enhance civics education in the United States and her own efforts to ensure it.
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On October 22, 2014, the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute, the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, the Career Services Office, the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the Sports Lawyers Association hosted the "Put the Coach on the Line" event at the law school.
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Professor Susan Richey has accepted an appointment as the Deputy Chief Administrative Trademark Judge with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Professor Richey’s departure is a loss to the UNH Law community, but her service with the USPTO will reflect positively on UNH Law’s IP program, alumni, and students for years to come.
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Looking for more information this election season and wondering where a candidate stands on a particular issue?
Join New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) and the UNH School of Law as they present "Rudman Center Conversations with the Candidates." Hosted by Laura Knoy of NHPR’s The Exchange, this series of in-depth discussions will focus on questions and issues relevant to New Hampshire voters.
“It is central to our mission to create a more informed public. We partner with organizations like the Rudman Center …
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Dole was presented with an honorary degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, June 25, by Dean John Broderick and New Hampshire’s two senators, Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, in recognition of his work as an advocate for veterans and disability rights, which includes the establishment of a fellowship that funds the legal education of veterans.
Dole has partnered with UNH Law to establish the Robert J. Dole Veteran Fellowship at UNH …
Twenty-two members of the University of New Hampshire School of Law's class of 2014 have bypassed the traditional bar exam by completing an alternative bar exam while in school, and were inducted into the New Hampshire Bar on Friday, May 16, in a ceremony presided over by the justices of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
In their final two years of law school, the students, who are members of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, completed rigorous practical preparation in addition …
The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy hosted former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for a discussion on leadership with the UNH Law community on April 22.
Addressing a Rich Room crowded with students, faculty, and friends of the Rudman Center, Giuliani emphasized that he believes leadership can be taught. “Everything I know about leadership I learned from others,” he said.
Giuliani admitted that he thought he knew all about leadership before 9/11, and had almost finished …
In the national law school employment statistics recently released by the American Bar Association, UNH Law ranks 3rd in New England and 29th in the country in placing its graduates in full-time, long-term positions requiring bar admission.
Of the 15 ABA-accredited law schools in New England, only Harvard and Yale had higher placement rates:
1. Harvard Law School (#7)
2. Yale Law School (#15)
3. University of New Hampshire School of Law (#29)
4. Boston College Law School (#47)
5. Boston University School of Law (#60)
The University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property will host the 16th Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), on April 25-26, 2014 in Concord, NH.
Carol Bidwell and David Reed, U.S. consultants to WIPO on PCT matters, will conduct the program.
The Comprehensive PCT Seminar is geared toward patent attorneys, patent agents, patent administrators, paralegals, and law students who are seeking in-depth knowledge and understanding of the …
Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Solicitor General of the United States, will be the speaker at the University of New Hampshire School of Law’s 39th annual commencement on May 17.
Verrilli has served as the 46th Solicitor General since President Obama nominated him to succeed Elena Kagan after she joined the Supreme Court in 2011. During his tenure as Solicitor General, Verrilli has argued for the United States in National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius, Arizona v. United States, United States …
The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy will be led, starting April 1, by Professor John Greabe, a constitutional law scholar who has been on the UNH Law faculty since 2010. He replaces Professor Erin Corcoran who will be returning to full-time teaching and research.
“We’re extremely fortunate to announce that John will be taking the helm of the Rudman Center,” said John Broderick, dean of UNH Law. “His scholarly background and extensive experience in the federal …
The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy and the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence are co-hosting a daylong conference on combating human trafficking on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord.
This conference will examine how the experience and voice of survivors of human trafficking can and should inform state and federal advocacy efforts, prosecution of traffickers, and educational outreach.
Cindy McCain will provide the conference’s …
In the law school rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report in the 2015 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, UNH Law rose to #93, 26 spots higher than last year. Over the past two years, UNH Law has moved up a combined 49 spots, a rise unmatched by any other law school. This places UNH Law among the top 100 law schools in the nation for the first time ever.
“Our improvement in the rankings is consistent with …
Many people might say that law school can be as grueling as training for the Olympics, but very few indeed could claim to know that for sure.
UNH Law student Razan Taha, 22, came to the law school in September from her home country of Jordan to attend the master’s program in Commerce and Technology. When she was just 16, she represented Jordan in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, competing in the 50-meter freestyle race alongside the best swimmers in the world.
In December, University of New Hampshire School of Law Professors Stanley Kowalski and Ashlyn Lembree, along with UNH Law alumnus Vincent Macri LLM ’03, traveled to Armenia to join UNH Law alumnus Sarkis Knyazyan LLM '09 to assist with IP development efforts in the country.
The trip was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), via funding from the U.S. Department of State, with additional …
The University of New Hampshire School of Law hosted an interdisciplinary symposium Feb. 19 and 20 focusing on the worldwide problem of counterfeit pharmaceuticals. INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, a 1979 graduate of UNH, delivered the keynote speech, on the International Criminal Police Organization’s efforts to combat the problem.
Challenges to Fighting Pharmaceutical Crime Globally: INTERPOL's Perspective
Feb. 19-20 conference photos. (click on each photo to see it larger)
INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble delivered the Keynote Address at this symposium …
The University of New Hampshire School of Law is No. 8 in the country for clinical opportunities for its students, according to a national legal magazine.
The National Jurist issued its findings in the January issue of its sister publication, prelaw Magazine. Rankings were compiled by dividing the number of full-time clinical course positions filled by the number of full-time students.
“The strength of our clinics is due in no small part to the enthusiasm, dedication, and talent of the clinic students, …
The day before the XXII Olympic Winter Games are set to begin, the UNH Law Sports and Entertainment Law Institute (SELI) and UNH Law's Chapter of Lambda Law will co-host a panel on Russia's so-called "ban on gay propaganda aimed at children" and its effect on the Sochi Olympics.
The conversation on Feb. 6 at UNH Law will feature five experts:
• Cameron Myler, a four-time Olympian luger who is now a lawyer and professor at NYU
• L. Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated …