LLM, Master’s & Diploma Admissions – Frequently Asked Questions
What graduate programs does the University of New Hampshire School of Law offer?
The University of New Hampshire School of Law offers three LLM programs and three interdisciplinary Master's programs in: Intellectual Property, Commerce & Technology, and International Criminal Law and Justice. UNH Law also offers diploma programs in Intellectual Property and Commerce & Technology.
Do I need a law degree to be admitted into the LLM program?
Yes. All LLM applicants must have completed a JD, LLB or a recognized equivalent law degree prior to matriculation in the LLM program.
When can I begin the program?
Students have the option to enroll in the fall (August) semester or spring (January) semester.
When are classes scheduled?
Classes are typically scheduled Mondays through Fridays during the morning and early afternoon.
What are the admission requirements?
All of the requirements are listed on the application checklist page.
Will I be required to take the LSAT examination?
Am I required to take the TOEFL exam?
If English is not your native language, you must take the test offered by the Testing of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the test offered by International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The test score must not be more than two years old from the date of your application submission. The University of New Hampshire School of Law’s Institution Code is 3396 for TOEFL. No code is required for IELTS. No other test of English language proficiency will be accepted.
Paper: 550, IBT: 80, Computer: 213
Do you offer conditional admission to applicants who do not meet the Law School’s minimum TOEFL requirement?
I’m in the United States, and it’s going to be difficult to obtain the original academic documents. Will you accept photocopies?
Should my transcript be evaluated before I submit it?
No, but transcripts need to be translated into English.
Am I required to register for the LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service?
No, the use of the service is optional. An application can be submitted through the LSAC service or downloaded as a PDF and submitted.
How many students are admitted each year?
The size of the entering class varies from year to year.
Is there an early admissions/decision process?
UNH School of Law has rolling admissions, so applying early is very important. Late applicants are evaluated if time and space permit. Applicants typically receive a decision within four weeks.
What are my housing options?
UNH Law provides an updated housing list in late fall and late spring. You will need a user name and password to access the housing list; all instructions are posted on the housing website.
Are scholarships or other financial assistance options available to international students?
International applicants are eligible for International Grants. Priority will be given to individuals who apply before April 1 for the fall term and November 1 for the spring term. To be considered for an International Grant, applicants must also request an International Grant under the Financial Assistance Section in the application. Federal financial aid is available to US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Eligible students must complete a FAFSA form online, and a financial aid award letter will be sent to qualified students shortly thereafter.
May I transfer to the Juris Doctor program after matriculating in the Master or LLM program?
Students enrolled in the Master or LLM program may apply to the JD program after completing their first semester. An application to the JD program is available in paper only. A application must contain: the application form, personal essay, 2 letters of recommendation, $55 application fee will be waived, transcripts request, TOEFL score and LSAT score. This document explains the process in more detail. For additional information, please refer to the JD Admission Office.
After completion of the LLM program, will I be eligible to take a bar examination?
Please visit the the American Bar Association's website for a state-by-state guide to bar examination requirements.
Am I able to eligible to participate in an internship/externship?