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UNH Law Moves up 26 Positions in the U.S. News Rankings to Join the Top 100 Law Schools

UNH Law Moves up 26 Positions in the U.S. News Rankings to Join the Top 100 Law Schools

Makes the Top 10 for IP Law for the 23rd Straight Year

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 the progress we are making at UNH Law, such as admitting highly-qualified students and continuously strengthening our employment and bar passage efforts,” said Dean John Broderick. “In this time of upheaval in legal education, the top-notch, hands-on training for which we have long been known is increasingly valued.” 



In an interview with the National Law Journal, Dean Broderick noted, "We’ve brought in our best two classes over the past two years. I’m proud of what we’re doing on the ground, and our new relationship with the University [of New Hampshire] certainly hasn’t hurt.”

In the US News specialty rankings, UNH Law has again been named a top 10 school for the study of intellectual property law. UNH 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. In this year’s rankings, which are based on a survey of IP faculty members around the country, UNH Law was in ninth place, in an increasingly competitive field.


“With the addition of the Sports & Entertainment Law Institute last year, the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property continues to forge new ground with innovative teaching and research,” said Dean Broderick. “Generations of faculty, students, and alumni have built the reputation of the IP Center as one of the world’s foremost places for the study of IP law.”


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