LL.M. Programs

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We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022!

The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law has been a powerhouse for nearly five decades, offering a top-ranked US legal education in global innovation and the #4 Intellectual Property Law program in the US. We offer three LLM programs with residential and online formats available. Apply early to be considered for scholarship aid. Request more information by emailing Sarah Dorner, Director of Graduate and International Admissions, at admissions@law.unh.edu and by visiting our Graduate Admissions webpage.

Intellectual Property
  • Learn from the country’s largest fulltime faculty in the field of IP
  • Take courses from one of the most comprehensive IP and technology law curricula
  • Study at the largest academic IP library in the Western Hemisphere

This LLM is offered as a fulltime residential program or a full or part-time online program.

Intellectual Property LLM Program Page

Commerce and Technology

•    Learn about the legal issues that emerge when information technology, business, and law meet
•    Address rapidly developing areas, such as new payment systems and consumers’ private information 
•    Prepare to practice in society’s evolving digital and data-driven economy. 
This LLM is a fulltime residential program.

Commerce & Technology LLM Program Page

International Criminal Law & Justice

•    Understand and combat transnational crime
•    Practice in the U.S. or abroad
•    Address pressing issues, such as the expanding reach of domestic criminal statutes, crimes of war, drug laundering, human trafficking, international white-collar crime, and cybercrime. 
This LLM is offered 100% online and can be completed on a full or part-time schedule

Int. Criminal Law & Justice LLM Program Page

Real-World Experience  

Clinics: Experience hands-on learning through our Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic. Students help clients turn their dreams into strategic business ventures by providing legal support on: business formation and organization, copyright and trademark registration and protection, licensing and business transactions though work at the USPTO, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and at the Copyright Office.

Immersive Classroom Experiences: Commerce and Technology and IP LLM students benefit from immersive classroom experiences in locations like Silicon Valley where they learn from IP experts at Apple, Dolby Laboratories, Fox Entertainment, Google, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, and Uber. Our Intellectual Property Summer Institute brings industry experts to the classroom for an inside look at the future of IP, and extensive networking opportunities with IP leaders.


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Preparation for Success  

Academic Success Program: Bi-weekly workshops and individual sessions to help students navigate assignments, midterms and final exams. Students also work on developing soft skills such as time management and scheduling priorities.

Bar Prep: Our dedicated faculty provide individualized support on what the bar exam looks like and how to prepare. LLM students can take a preliminary exam to test their ability and can enroll in our online extended bar review course offered each spring.

Global Alumni Network  

Alumni: Our alumni are practicing in more than 80 countries around the globe. They lead policy and practice at Fortune 500 companies, global law firms, and national governments. Franklin Pierce alumni are working at top companies such as Samsung, Microsoft, Disney, Pepsi, and Bayer and leading IP infrastructure in countries like Brazil, China, India, Nigeria, and South Korea.

Career Services: LLM students have access to our Career Services office where they receive support building their resume, writing cover letters, and searching for jobs. Career Services helps students navigate the legal marketplace with confidence and the skills necessary for success, and hosts a variety of networking events.

The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law has earned an international reputation as a leader in Intellectual Property Law. The school attracts talented students from all over the world through both the quality of its coursework and the community support it provides. Moreover, the school’s resources and network enabled international students to thrive even in the COVID-19 era of employment.

Read the stories of three of our graduates

3 of our LLM Students