University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Fast Facts

First-Year Class

2014-2015

(as of December 12, 2014)

Applicants: 576
Admitted:  277
Enrolled: 71

Minority Enrollment: 16.9%
Age Range: 21-53
Average Age: 26
States Represented: 18

Undergraduates Schools: 57
Majors: 25
Advanced Degrees: 21%

LSAT-median: 152
75th Percentile LSAT: 155
25th Percentile LSAT: 158

GPA-median: 3.16
75th Percentile GPA: 3.44
25th Percentile GPA: 3.71

Bar Passage Rate

First-time test takers in New Hampshire (February and July 2013): 83.72%

Student Body

Total JD Enrollment: 218
Male/Female: 61 % / 39%

Student-Faculty Ratio

12:1

Attrition Rate

2012-13: 7.9% (after first year)

Employment Outcomes

View detailed employment statistics for the past three graduating classes.

Financial Aid

Received Scholarships (2013-14): 91%
Median Grant Amount: $15,000

Tuition and Fees

Tuition (2014-15): $41,100 - nonresident; $37,100 - resident
Fees (2014-15): $278
For additional cost of attendance information click here.

History

The University of New Hampshire School of Law was founded in 1973, as the Franklin Pierce Law Center. In 2010, the school affiliated with the University of New Hampshire and officially became a school within the University in January 2014.

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

 

Concord is New Hampshire’s state capital. As such, students are provided with a wealth of opportunities nearby – the State Capitol, Legislative Office Building, U.S. Federal Courts, NH Supreme Court, executive branch agency and judicial offices are within a few miles of campus. Additionally, a variety of law firms and non-profits are located within the city limits. Concord offers opportunities for community engagement and easy access to recreation in the White Mountains, Lakes Region, and on the NH seacoast. Also, downtown Boston is only 65 miles away. New Hampshire offers a great quality of life and is consistently identified as one of the most livable states in the country.

 

For the 2014 Standard 509 report submitted to the American Bar Association, please click here.