Commerce and Technology Law (LL.M.)

Commerce and Technology Law (LL.M.)

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New challenges are created by the growth of electronic commerce, new products and services, and the growing proliferation of cybercrime every day. Our strong IP foundation has allowed us to extend our reach into a commerce and technology concentration.

Why get an LL.M. degree in commerce and technology law?

In today’s digital era, new legal challenges arise every day at the intersection of e-commerce, business, the legal and regulatory landscape, and beyond. A commerce and technology LL.M. degree, supported by UNH Law's strong intellectual property (IP) foundation, lets you acquire an understanding of the legal issues that emerge when information technology, business, and law meet. Expert faculty tackle current events and rapidly-developing areas such as new payment systems and consumers’ private information, and the program offers flexibility to match your career objectives. This LL.M. program provides unique knowledge that will be invaluable in today’s evolving digital and data-driven economy.

Why choose UNH for your degree?

With our renowned intellectual property law curriculum as a foundation, UNH Law has expanded its comprehensive reach to include commerce and technology as a separate degree. UNH Law and the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property are longstanding leaders in intellectual property law, ranked No. 5 for IP law by U.S. News & World Report, and ranking among the Top 10 in the country for more than two decades. You’ll work with highly experienced faculty and enjoy access to a global network of influential practitioners, and the 12-month program provides New York Bar eligibility for residential LL.M. students, although this degree is not focused on bar exam preparation.

Potential careers

  • Cybercrime consultant 
  • Digital privacy lawyer 
  • GDPR compliance officer 
  • Global business legal specialist 
  • Information technology attorney

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Curriculum & Requirements

Supported by UNH Law's strong IP foundation, the Commerce and Technology program is built at the intersection of business and law to tackle evolving legal issues facing new business and e-commerce in the global information age economy.

Expert faculty tailor courses to current events and developments, and the program offers flexibility to match the career objectives of each individual student. Course work addresses rapidly-developing areas of the law, such as cybercrime and consumers’ private information.

The program is available in residential format only. Credit requirements: 24 credits, or 30 credits for candidates without a law degree. Program is available full-time only, and must be completed within 12 months.

Residential Candidate Requirements
LIP 801Graduate Legal Research and Information Literacy1
LIP 894American Legal Process and Analysis I3
LIP 895American Legal Process and Analysis II2
Three Elective Component Areas:
Intellectual Property
Transactions/Information Age Commercial Law
International Perspective and Regulation/Tax

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  • Start date: August 28, 2018
  • Due date/Application Deadline (this date is subject to change): April 1 priority
  • New York Bar eligibility for residential LL.M. students.

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