Megan Carpenter Named Dean of UNH Law

Megan Carpenter, founder and co-director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law, will take over leadership of the University of New Hampshire School of Law effective July 1, 2017.

A nationally known expert in intellectual property with a focus in entrepreneurship and the arts, Carpenter was selected as the next dean after an extensive national search. She will be the first woman to lead the school since its founding in 1973.

Nearly 92 percent of 2016 UNH Law JD graduates secure jobs within 10 months of graduation

Of UNH Law’s 2016 JD graduates, 91.8 percent secured jobs by the ABA’s deadline of March 15, 2017, which is 10 months after graduation. Additionally, 89.1 percent of UNH Law JD grads secured jobs requiring either bar passage or a JD degree. By contrast, 78.6 percent of JD graduates nationally secured these jobs.

Excluding law-school-funded jobs, UNH Law ranked second among all 14 New England law schools, behind only Harvard. Including jobs funded by law schools, UNH Law was fourth in total graduates employed, behind Harvard, Yale, and Boston College.

More Than 94 Percent of First-Time Bar Takers from UNH Law Pass the NH Bar in Summer 2017

Of UNH Law graduates who took the bar for the first time in New Hampshire in summer 2017, 94.1 percent passed. For calendar year 2017, the first-time pass rate was 91.7 percent.

“I am tremendously proud of our graduates’ success,” Dean Megan Carpenter said. “UNH Law is committed to graduating practice-ready lawyers. Passing the bar marks the crucial final step in students’ journeys to entering the world of legal practice.”

Ann Bartow to Deliver Keynote Address at IP Conference in Taipei

Professor Ann Bartow, Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, will deliver a keynote address at the 2017 Taiwan Intellectual Property Training Academy (TIPA) International Conference in Taipei on Sept. 22. The event will take place at the International Convention Center, Department of Physics at National Taiwan University (NTU).

UNH Law's Michael McCann partners with Ed O'Bannon to Ink Book Deal

Michael McCann, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon have partnered to sign a book deal with Diversion Books, finalizing an agreement to tell the story of O’Bannon’s life in basketball and his historic court case against the NCAA.

The book, “Court Justice: The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA and A Life of Basketball,” is set to be published in February 2018.