Since its start in 1973 as the Franklin Pierce Law Center, the University of New Hampshire School of Law has been a pioneer both in intellectual property and in providing practical, hands-on training in many specialties. Our faculty, alumni, and students work around the corner and around the world, making us both local and global in reach.
With professors grounded in real-world scholarship, and a wide array of clinical and legal residency opportunities, the University of New Hampshire School of Law will provide the resources you need for success in a world of opportunity. The small, intimate environment at UNH Law hosts a mix of JD and graduate students from around the country and globe.
Pioneering: Innovation In All We Do
Our school spirit is really the spirit of entrepreneurship. This can be felt in our ongoing IP leadership, our high-impact programs in public policy & social justice, and in every classroom. Two well-known examples are UNH Law's globally renowned intellectual property program and its pioneering Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, whose students are able to bypass the bar exam upon graduation from law school.
Practical: By the Book and More
We were founded on the principle of rigorous applied training. The goal? To create lawyers who know the law and have experienced its complexities though practical preparation. We accomplish this through our renowned legal residency program, our wide array of clinical opportunities, and much more.
The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at UNH Law is the home for all the faculty, students, and programs that have made Franklin Pierce synonymous with IP leadership for 40 years. With the only academic IP library in the United States and one of the most extensive selections of IP courses in the country, we're a global hub for the intersection of intellectual property and economic development.
Public Policy & Social Justice
UNH Law students interested in public policy & social justice balance their classroom studies with extensive practical experiences, both in Concord and throughout the country. Our Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy insprires and equips students to pursue careers in public interest law.
- Juris Doctor
- Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree
- Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work Degree Dual Degree
- Master of Intellectual Property
- Master of Commerce and Technology
- Master of International Criminal Law and Justice
- Master of Laws in Intellectual Property
- Master of Laws in Commerce and Technology
- Master of Laws in International Criminal Law and Justice