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.

 

Admitted Student Days will be held on Saturday, March 9th and Saturday, April 6. Register today to learn more about UNH Law, connect with current students and faculty, and discover the many opportunities that await you here. Contact the Office of Admissions to set up a personalized visit. 

Student Payment Options

In order to secure your seat in the 2018 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 In addition, your option of paying by personal check in the future may be withdrawn.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.

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. (The transcript provided to us from LSAC’s CAS is a copy and not official.)

Your transcript should be sent to:

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

The date and information for Fall 2019 orientation will be updated soon.

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, as well as a UNH School of Law community password-protected current housing list online

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

Virtual Open House

Learn more about UNH Franklin Pierce Law, connect with other members of your incoming class, faculty, and discover the many opportunities that await you here.

June 9, 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WONJwBMxthU&feature=youtu.be

July 21, 2019: https://unh.zoom.us/recording/play/F8qwpEbRjNXUbgUowULQOdl46C7aeNOapkmYVzsECA4jk0rhUFdhxHI1EBLkkaSf?autoplay=true&startTime=1563739655000

 

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. (The transcript provided to us from LSAC’s CAS is a copy and not official.)

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 FALL IMMERSION PERIODS

August Immersion: Wednesday, August 14 – Sunday, August 18.

October Immersion: Friday, October 11– Monday, October 14

Spring Immersion: 4 days in March

Summer Immersion: 4 days in May

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:

  • Holiday Inn Concord Downtown
    • Please call (603) 224-9534 to book your travel
    • King or Two Queens for $109 per night (Mention UNH Law when booking your travel); The rate is $139 for the October immersion due to high demand
    • New Hampshire occupancy tax is 9%.
  • Hotel Concord
    • Please call 603-504-3500 to book your travel
    • King or Two doubles for $129 per night (Mention UNH Law when booking your travel)
    • New Hampshire occupancy tax is 9%.

We will provide transportation from these two hotels. You are welcome to stay at other places but please be advised that we will not be able to accommodate transportation. If you bring your own car or rent a car during your stay, there are plenty of places on and around campus to park! Our physical address is 2 White St., Concord, N.H.

 

FALL 2019 SCHEDULE

In-Person Schedule

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

August immersion: In-person courses are Civil Procedure and Fundamentals of Intellectual Property.

October immersion: In-person courses are Legal Profession, Legal Writing, and Fundamentals of Intellectual Property.

Online Synchronous Schedule

The only online course with a synchronous component for fall 2019 is Legal Writing I. The professor will work directly with students to arrange synchronous sessions that work for all students’ schedules.