Joseph Dickinson

Professor Emeritus
Office: UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301
Joseph A. Dickinson

Professor Dickinson has been a member of Pierce Law's full time faculty since its founding in the fall of 1973.

In 1987 Dickinson served as a visiting lecturer in the Law Department of Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. In 1998, he traveled to Sophia, Bulgaria, as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Law to both the New Bulgarian University and St. Klimint Orhidski Sophia University. In May of 2000 and 2002, Dickinson gave lectures on the concept of Fundamental Human Rights at the Law Department of the Vologda State Pedagogical Institute, pursuant to a USIA grant funding Pierce Law's joint project with the University of New Hampshire. This joint project was to develop a 'Rule of Law' project at Vologda, Russia.

On leave from Pierce Law from 1977-1979, Professor Dickinson served as a consumer attorney at Legal Serves of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. While there, he also managed the Private Attorney Delivery Model.

He has appeared in state and federal appellate proceedings involving criminal procedure matters. Since 1993 he has served, by gubernatorial appointments, as a member of the New Hampshire Workers Compensation Appeals Board. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Disabilities Rights Center. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Tennessee (inactive).

In the past he has taught JD and MIP Contracts, Introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code, Human Rights Seminar, Criminal Procedure and CISG.


  • BA, Haverford College
  • JD, cum laude, New York University School of Law (Root-Tilden Scholar)