Checklist for Admitted J.D. Students

Congratulations on your admission to UNH Law!

The Admissions Team is here to guide you through the next critical steps in becoming a member of the UNH Law community and looks forward to welcoming you to campus.

Check this page regularly for updates and feel free to contact us with any questions.  Please review the checklist below for your upcoming events, deadlines, and requirements.

How to access MyUNH and Activate Your Account

Admitted Students Day will be held on Saturday, April 10.

 

The agenda is being finalized for Admitted Students Day and will be posted to this page as soon as possible. You may register for the event here:

Admitted Students Day - April 10

This event will be held in person and virtually - those appearing in person must abide by UNH COVID policy and obtain a valid Wildcat Pass. Directions below.

In order to visit campus, you must be able to show a valid Wildcat Pass.  To obtain a valid Wildcat Pass, there are three steps that need to be completed in this order:

  1. Update your Profile:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=kxgk1i1R3EaNK75H4l9WZiiaNnjcSZdBhv6uZxZSht9UQUIxR0RES1VQVVlIVlcwSU9QUks4TkYyNiQlQCN0PWcu

This information is used to create a guest Wildcat Pass and to record the information needed for contact tracing.  The email that you use in your profile will be the email you use to access your Wildcat Pass.  Please allow 24 hours for the account to be set up.

  1. Upload a negative test result that is dated  within 8 days of your arrival to campus:  https://covid-19-apps.sr.unh.edu/visitor-test-upload/

Please be sure to use the same email that you used with your profile.  Your test result needs to be approved by our Health and Wellness medical staff.  Please allow at least 2 days for the result to be approved.

  1. Check your Wildcat Pass: https://cems.unh.edu/unh/CEMS/Passport?passport=1&act=guestpass

If your Wildcat Pass is not valid 24 hours prior to your arrival and you have completed all the steps above, please contact the Office of Admissions.

 

Student Payment Options

In order to secure your seat in the 2021 entering class, you are required to submit two nonrefundable tuition deposits. Your tuition deposits are due as follows: $500 on or before April 15; $250 on or before June 1 (unless otherwise noted on your acceptance letter).

To pay your deposit: 

  • Pay online
  • In person by check or cash in the Admissions Office - Please make checks or money orders payable to the University of New Hampshire School of Law and include your student ID number on the face of the check.
  • By mail to the following address:

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

Questions

Please contact the UNH Law Admissions Office by phone at (603) 513-5300.

Note: Registration holds cannot be removed, or records released, until your payment is actually received and posted to your student account so please allow yourself enough time and pay early. A charge of $30 will be assessed for all checks returned by the bank and a hold will be placed on all student records, including transcripts, diplomas, and future registrations until your account is cleared. In addition, your option of paying by personal check in the future may be withdrawn.

U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents are eligible for federal financial aid. Your FAFSA will be used to determine your full financial aid package. The FAFSA is available online after January 1. Our school code is 002589, and the priority deadline is March 1.

Read about your next steps with financial aid.

Starting in mid-February, Admissions will provide secure website (WebCat) login access information by email. Check your inbox regularly for updates from Admissions.

Shortly after paying the required seat deposit, international students will receive an email with instructions on how to use our online system to apply for a SEVIS Certificate of Eligibility, Form I-20 or DS-2019.  After completing the required online process, the International Student Advisor will review your documents and begin working with you as you apply for a student visa.  If you have any questions, please contact Christine Rousseau, Immigration Advisor, at christine.rousseau@unh.edu

The American Bar Association requires verification of completion of your Bachelor’s degree.

If you did not submit a final transcript through LSAC, you are required to submit a copy of your official transcript by July 15 from your degree-granting institution. Upon release of final grades, please have it sent directly from your undergraduate school to LSAC.

Fall 2021 residential student orientation will be held August 17 - August 18.

We do not require students to have a laptop, but you will find life in law school to be much easier with one. Approximately 98 percent of our students type their exams, so having a laptop is nearly a must. Please review the computer requirements.

Student Services provides a guide to housing. This link shows all currently available housing options. We advise admitted students to begin looking for housing in April-May.

Our student-created guide to living in Concord will come in handy as you make your move.

The Registrar will register incoming 1Ls for fall classes in late July. View the academic calendar.

Congratulations on your admission to UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law!

The Admissions Team is here to guide you through the next critical steps in becoming a member of the UNH Law community and looks forward to welcoming you to campus.

Check this page regularly for updates and feel free to contact us with any questions.  Please review the checklist below for your upcoming events, deadlines, and requirements.

ADMITTED STUDENT EVENTS

Admitted Student Days will be held on Saturday, March 13 and Saturday, April 10. We hope to hold these events in person,* but cannot yet make a final decision about their format. If the events are in person, there will be an option for virtual participation. The agenda is being finalized and will be posted to this page as soon as possible. You may register for either event here:

Admitted Students Day - March 13

Admitted Students Day - April 10

*The decision about whether to hold Admitted Students Day in person or virtually will be made based on the then-existing public health situation. While prospective students are exempt from New Hampshire's mandatory travel quarantine, all in person attendees must upload a negative COVID test to the UNH portal before coming to campus. Your test must have been taken within eight (8) days of your arrival on campus. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions, we will be happy to assist you! 

 

Virtual Open House

Join us online for a virtual open house for Hybrid JD students to learn more about UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, connect with other members of your incoming class, faculty, and discover the many opportunities that await you here.

— Check back for registration information.
 

PAY YOUR DEPOSIT

Student Payment Options

In order to secure your seat in the entering class, you are required to submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit due on or before the date noted on your acceptance letter.

To pay your deposit: 

  • Pay online
  • In person by check or cash in the Admissions Office - Please make checks or money orders payable to the University of New Hampshire School of Law and include your student ID number on the face of the check.
  • By mail to the following address:

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

Questions? Please contact the UNH Law Admissions Office by phone at (603) 513-5300.

Note: Registration holds cannot be removed, or records released, until your payment is actually received and posted to your student account so please allow yourself enough time and pay early. A charge of $30 will be assessed for all checks returned by the bank and a hold will be placed on all student records, including transcripts, diplomas, and future registrations until your account is cleared. In addition, your option of paying by personal check in the future may be withdrawn.

 

COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA

U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents are eligible for federal financial aid. Your FAFSA will be used to determine your full financial aid package. The FAFSA is available online after January 1. Our school code is 002589, and the priority deadline is March 1.

Read about your next steps with financial aid.

 

LOG IN TO WEBCAT TO CHECK YOUR FINANCIAL AID STATUS

Starting in mid-February, Admissions will provide secure website (WebCat) login access information by email. Check your inbox regularly for updates from Admissions.

 

REQUEST OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

The American Bar Association requires verification of completion of your Bachelor’s degree.

Prior to enrolling at UNH Law, the Registrar from your undergraduate degree granting institution must send the UNH Law Admissions Office an official copy of your final transcript which shows conferral of your Bachelor’s degree. (If you submitted a final transcript through LSAC, we can accept this copy as your official transcript.)

Your transcript should be sent to:

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

 

COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS

Students should have reliable access to a high-speed, broadband Internet connection. A minimum download speed of 5 mbps and minimum upload speed of 2 mbps is recommended. Students are encouraged to use a laptop or desktop computer rather than a tablet or smartphone to watch and access course content, though viewing via tablet or smartphone is permissible. 

 

REGISTRATION

The Registrar will register incoming 1Ls for fall classes in late July.
 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR 2021-2022 ON-CAMPUS IMMERSION PERIODS

August Immersion: August 18-22, 2021

October Immersion: October 15-18, 2021

Spring Immersion: March 24-28, 2022

Summer Immersion: June 10-13, 2022

Each residential day will contain roughly 9 hours of class time, as well as time for non-classroom activities, such as individual sessions with Career Services staff. Please note that the dates listed above are the dates that you will need to be on campus in Concord; depending on what your travel needs are, please allow sufficient time on either end for travel.

 

HOTELS:

  • Where to Stay

    * Please mention you are visiting UNH Franklin Pierce Law when making your reservations to ensure you receive our discounted group rate!

    Name Address Phone
    Best Western

    97 Hall St., Concord, NH
    Pet friendly: $20/pet/night

    (603) 228-4300

    Centennial Hotel*

    96 Pleasant St., Concord, NH ($135.00 per night)
    The historic hotel is located in downtown Concord. It offers complimentary wireless Internet access. At the hotel you can dine at the popular Granite Restaurant & Bar and savor decadent dishes inspired by French, Mediterranean and Asian culinary styles. Room amenities include Terry Cloth full-length robe and plush slippers, and 32 “LCD TV with DVD/VCR. It also offers  a 24 hours fitness center. The hotel is approximately a 3-minute drive to the law school.

    (603) 227-9000
    Comfort Inn 71 Hall St., Concord, NH (603) 226-4100
    Courtyard Marriott 70 Constitution Ave., Concord, NH
    Courtesy shuttle from the Manchester, NH, airport to the hotel.
    (603) 225-0303
    Concord Fairfield Inn by Marriott* 4 Gulf St., Concord, NH ($79.00 per night)
    The hotel is locate in Concord, NH. From the hotel you can walk to the Common Man Restaurant. It is located minutes from Downtown Concord with boutique shops and eclectic dining. The hotel offers an indoor pool and whirlpool and fitness center. The hotel also serves complimentary breakfast. There is free internet access throughout the hotel. Check in begins at 3:00pm and Check out is at 12:00pm (noon). The hotel is approximately a 6-minute drive to the law school.
    (603) 224-4011
    Hampton Inn*

    515 South St., Bow, NH ($96.00 per night)
    The hotel is located in Bow, NH just off Interstates 89 and 93 and less than 1 mile from Concord, New Hampshire’s capital.  The hotel offers free hot breakfast buffet every day. Every room includes free internet access and a 32-inhc HDTV. The hotel also has a heated indoor swimming pool and a gym/fitness center. Check in begins at 3:00pm and Check out is at 12:00pm (noon). The hotel is approximately an 8-minute drive to the law school.
    The hotel is currently undergoing renovations so certain areas of the hotel may be closed to the public.

    (603) 224-5322
    Holiday Inn 172 N. Main St., Concord, NH
    Within walking distance to campus, approx. 8 blocks.
    (603) 224-9534
    Hotel Concord*

    11 S. Main St., Concord, NH ($129.00 per night)
    The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Concord with close proximity to the State House and many shops and restaurants. Light breakfast fare, such as pastries, fruit, juices, coffee and tea, is offered every morning. Room amenities include 55 to 65-inch flat-screen TVs, Alexa-enable devices, and complimentary high-speed internet. It also offers a gym that is open 24 hours a day. The hotel is approximately a 5-minute drive to the law school.

    (603) 504-3500
    Red Roof Inn 516 Route 106 S, Loudon, NH
    6 miles from campus
    Pet friendly: no additional charge
    (603) 225-8399
    Residence Inn by Marriott 91 Hall St., Concord, NH
    Pet friendly
    Courtesy shuttle from the Manchester, NH airport to the hotel.
    (603) 226-0012

 

FALL 2020 SCHEDULE

Hybrid JD Fall 2020 Schedule

 

In-Person Schedule

The in-person immersion schedule will be released shortly before each immersion period.
 

Online Synchronous Schedule

The only online course with a synchronous component for fall 2020 is Legal Writing I. The professor will work directly with students to arrange synchronous sessions that work for all students’ schedules. The professor may hold weekly office hours synchronously.