University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Graduate Programs Fast Facts

2013-14
Student Body

Total Graduate Enrollment: 40
Male/Female: 57% / 43%

Countries Represented

Botswana
China
India
Japan
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Sudan
Taiwan
United States
Vietnam

Degrees Offered

LLM and Masters

Programs Offered

LLM-Intellectual Property
LLM-Commerce & Technology
Master of IP
Master of CT
Diploma in IP
Diploma in CT

Length of Program

1 or 2 Semesters

Faculty

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

Financial Aid

Scholarship amounts range from $6,900 to $20,000

Tuition and Fees

Tuition (2013-14): $35,900
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. The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property was established in 2010 to carry forth the school's long tradition of leadership in IP education.

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.

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