University of New Hampshire

School of Law




Juris Doctor (JD) Admissions


LLM, Masters & Diploma Admissions

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.

Intellectual Property

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.

UNH Law Degrees

    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


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