Greetings from new UNH Law Dean Megan Carpenter

Greetings from new UNH Law Dean Megan Carpenter

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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Dear UNH Law community, 

I walked through the door of the University of New Hampshire School of Law last week for the first time as Dean.

dean headshotThroughout my career as an intellectual property practitioner, teacher, and scholar, Franklin Pierce/UNH Law has been the gold standard for me. It only takes a minute or two before a graduate of the law school mentions where they went to school, or for a law firm partner to identify a new hire as a "Franklin Pierce grad." I have always admired the connection and sense of community this school fosters around the world. And as part of the University of New Hampshire, we now have an even greater opportunity to develop this community for the students, for our alumni, and for the world. We have always been at the forefront of innovation in legal education, and we will continue to set the bar high.

I am grateful to Jordan Budd and Margaret McCabe for their bold pursuit of excellence, and for raising the profile of UNH Law both nationally and internationally. I look forward to building on the work they have done, and to building on the legacy of this school as a global leader. I am also grateful to President Mark Huddleston and Provost Nancy Targett who are committed to the success and the entrepreneurial spirit of the law school.

It is the greatest professional honor of my life to enter these halls as the Dean of UNH School of Law. I will strive every day to serve this community — current and past students, faculty, staff, and friends — with dedication and passion. My door is always open to you.

Megan Carpenter
University of New Hampshire School of Law

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