Melissa Christensen

Melissa Christensen

Assistant Professor of Legal Skills
Phone: (603) 513-5286
Office: UNHL Legal Skills, 2 White Street (UNHL), Concord, NH 03301

Melissa teaches Legal Analysis & Writing at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law.

She previously served as Assistant Counsel for Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, the Area Agency on Aging for Philadelphia County and has also worked in the Legal Office of the University of Chicago Medical Center and in multiple law firms.

Melissa is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and earned her J.D. with a Health Law Certificate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. In addition to her legal work, Melissa serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees for Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, MA and is also on the board at Applewild School in Fitchburg, MA. Additionally, Melissa is a national official for U.S. Figure Skating and the Chair of U.S. Figure Skating’s Grievance Committee.

Courses Taught

  • LRS 902: G S Rich, Patent Law Comp
  • LRS 905: Independent Study
  • LRS 909: S Lefkowitz Trademarks Comp
  • LRS 910: Constitutional Law Mt Ct Comp
  • LRS 911: Wechsler CrimLaw Moot Ct Comp
  • LSK 919: Legal Analysis & Writing 1
  • LSK 920: Legal Analysis & Writing 2
  • LSK 921: Legal Analysis,Writing&Rsrch I
  • LSK 922: Legal Analysis,Writing&RsrchII
  • LSK 940: Moot Court Board Advisory
  • LSK 960: Law Journal Staff

Research Interests

  • Law
  • Legal Reform
  • Legal Services
  • Public Health Law

Selected Publications

  • Christensen, M. (2022). Writing Corner: Promoting Respect, Civility, and Belonging Through the Use of Pronouns. NH Bar News, 32(11), 22. Retrieved from