University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Fast Facts

First-Year Class
2013-2014

(as of September 1, 2013)

Applicants: 676
Admitted: 371
Enrolled: 77

Minority Enrollment: 10.5%
Age Range: 20-52
Average Age: 26
States Represented: 26

Undergraduates Schools: 59
Majors: 37
Advanced Degrees: 12%

LSAT-median: 157
75th Percentile LSAT: 159
25th Percentile LSAT: 153

GPA-median: 3.39
75th Percentile GPA: 3.62
25th Percentile GPA: 3.05

Bar Passage Rate

First-time Test Takers in New Hampshire (2011): 82.6%

Student Body

Total JD Enrollment: 304
Male/Female: 61% / 39%

Faculty

Full-time: 27
Part-time: 29
Student:Faculty Ratio: 14.6:1

Attrition Rate

2011-12: 7.9% (after first year)

Employment Outcomes

View detailed employment statistics for the past three graduating classes.

Financial Aid

Received Scholarships (2012-13): 83%
Median Grant Amount: $8,000

Tuition and Fees

Tuition (2013-14): $41,100
Fees (2013-14): $90
Books (estimated): $1,448
Room & Board (estimated: off-campus, 9 mos.): $10,998

History

The University of New Hampshire School of Law was founded in 1973, as the Franklin Pierce Law Center. In 2010, the school entered an affiliation agreement with the University of New Hampshire and became known as UNH Law.

Mission

The University of New Hampshire School of Law strives to provide its students with the best possible legal education. UNH Law is a community of scholars, oriented towards the practice of law, who teach, learn and empower others to contribute productively to a global legal system. Students from around the world with diverse experiences engage in active, practice-based learning in small, cooperative and interactive learning environments. While traditional areas of law and emerging specialties are taught, the intellectual property law curriculum, one of the broadest in the country, is continually emphasized and improved. Graduates are highly capable, confident professionals who will serve clients, employers and the public with integrity and excellence.

Location

Headquarters to most of the state’s nonprofit and charitable organizations, Concord retains its informal atmosphere and easy access to all branches of state government. It is home to the largest state legislature in the country as well as the State Capitol, the Legislative Office Building, and the United States federal courts. Although surrounded by small, picture-postcard New England towns, Concord is not isolated. The city is only one hour and 15 minutes from downtown Boston, and less than an hour from New Hampshire’s seacoast, White Mountains, and picturesque Lakes Region. New Hampshire is consistently identified as one of the most livable states in the country.

Dean John Broderick

John T. Broderick, Jr. became the fifth dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law on January 28, 2011. Dean Broderick served on the New Hampshire Supreme Court for 15 years, including six years as Chief Justice, where he was the administrative head of all the state’s courts. He is nationally known for reexamining the way the court system works and redesigning it to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Dean Broderick earned his JD from the University of Virginia Law School and his BA from Holy Cross.

For the 2013 Standard 509 report submitted to the American Bar Assocation, please click here.

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