Melissa Christensen

Senior Lecturer
Phone: (603) 513-5286
Office: UNHL Legal Skills, 2 White Street (UNHL), Concord, NH 03301
Melissa Christensen

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.

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

  • LSK 919: Legal Analysis & Writing 1

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