Juris Doctor Degree

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What a law education should be

Our groundbreaking curriculum and experiential learning opportunities allow you to personalize your legal education. Here, you will shape your own experiences and graduate with practice-ready skills.

You can choose from a robust selection of courses and opt for a curricular track focused on Business Law, Criminal Law, IP: Patent Law, Trademarks, Copyrights, Sports and Entertainment Law, Litigation, or Public Interest and Social Justice.

Put your education into practice in appellate moot court and trial moot court competitions, or edit and write for UNH Law Review and IDEA: The Journal of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. Qualified students can take part in the groundbreaking Daniel Webster Scholars Program - first in the country, this innovative bar-alternative program allows select students to graduate client-ready without the need to take the traditional two-day bar exam.

At UNH Law, you're treated as a lawyer from the moment you step foot on campus.

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General requirements
for all students
Course & credits Total required credits
First year required
fall courses
Torts (3)
Contracts (3)
Civil Procedure (4)
Legal Writing & Analysis I (2)
Legal Research & Information Literacy (2)
The Legal Profession (1)
15 credits
First year required
spring classes

Property (4)
Con Law (4)
Sales (2)
Legal Writing & Analysis II (3)

Fundamentals of Law Practice (3)
Fundamentals of Intellectual Property (3)

16 credits
Upper level

Criminal Procedure (3) 

Administrative Procedure (3) 

Professional Responsibility (3)

Upper Level Writing Requirement (2 or 3)
We offer a range of such courses each semester.

Upper Level Skills Requirement (2 or 3)
We offer a range of such courses each semester.
Upper Level Experiential Learning Requirement (6)
We offer a range of such courses each semester. 

(depending on course selection)
Strongly recommended
& bar exam courses
Evidence (3)
Business Associations (3)
Personal Income Taxation (3)
Wills, Trusts and Estates (3)
12 credits
Other bar exam courses Debtor-Creditor Relations (3)
Family Law (3)
Remedies (3)
Criminal Law (3)