How to Apply

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All applicants are welcome to apply through LSAC or our online application. However, we strongly encourage students applying to one of our on-campus/residential programs to apply through LSAC. We process applications on a rolling basis. All admitted international students who plan on matriculating should be aware of the need to follow specific processing timelines as outlined by the Admissions Office and the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS).

Format

 

Entry Semesters

Priority Application Deadline*

Application Deadline for International Students 

Application Deadline for U.S. Students 

 

Residential

Fall only

May 1

June 1

July 1

Online

Fall

July 1

August 1

August 1

Online

Spring

November 15

December 15

December 15

*For scholarship consideration, we recommend applying by the priority application deadline.

Applications will not be considered complete, or reviewed, until all required documents are received. To ensure all documents are accurately attached to your application in a timely manner, please submit your application before sending any supporting documentation.

In addition to the application, an applicant must submit the following:

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcripts
  • TOEFL or IELTS score
  • Essay                                

No GRE, LSAT or GMAT score is required

Two letters of recommendation are required. If you graduated from university within the past five years, one recommendation should come from a professor. 

If an individual wishes to write specifically about your qualifications for the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, he or she may send a letter to us at:

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law
Admissions Office
2 White Street
Concord, NH, USA 03301

Recommenders can also email a letter directly to admissions@law.unh.edu.

Please include information about your education, extracurricular engagements, professional experience, publications, etc.

You may send this electronically to admissions@law.unh.edu

All applicants must submit transcripts of a baccalaureate degree. Applicants to the LL.M. degree program must submit transcripts of a completed J.D., LL.B or recognized equivalent first professional degree in law.

    International Applicants:

    Official English translations should accompany all transcripts not issued in English. International applicants are also encouraged to have their transcripts evaluated by a credential authentication service, such as that provided by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Credential Assembly Service* or World Educational Service, Inc

    Please note: Applicants who submit copies of their transcripts will be required to submit official dcouments prior to matriculation.

    Official transcript means:

    • A paper or electronic transcript certified by the issuing institution and delivered directly to the law school; or
    • A paper or electronic transcript verified by a third-party credential assembly service and delivered directly to the law school; or
    • A paper transcript certified by the issuing institution and delivered by the applicant in a sealed envelope.

    *International applicants who received degrees from outside the United States and are applying to multiple schools may be most interested in LSAC’s LL.M. Credential Assembly Service. This service will save you time and money by allowing you to submit to LSAC only one set of official academic credentials and translations. LSAC will collect, authenticate, evaluate and distribute your academic records and TOEFL/IELTS score to numerous U.S. law schools.

     

      Applicants whose native language is not English must provide a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score, taken within three years from the time of application submission. If you have earned an undergraduate university degree where the language of instruction was English, no TOEFL or IELTS examination is required. However, you must have signed documentation from an administrator at the university confirming English language as the medium of instruction. The University Of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce 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.

      Accepted TOEFL scores:

      • Paper: 550
      • IBT: 80

      Accepted IELTS score: 6.5

      The Admission Committee may waive the proof of language ability requirement under compelling circumstances.

      Please address:

      • Your goals
      • How your work and professional experience qualifies you to further your legal studies
      • How you intend to apply your advanced degree

      You may submit additional information to explain any unusual circumstances with your application (may be sent electronically to admissions@law.unh.edu).