Student Services

Who's Who: A Primer

Academic Success: Leah Plunkett directs the Academic Success Program, which provides academic counseling, guidance, and learning support to students to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to be successful.

Bookstore: It's easy to shop the UNH Law Online Bookstore! The UNH Law Online Bookstore is operated by Barnes and Noble Virtual Bookstores.


Business Service Center: Sarah Reynolds, whose office is at 10 White Street, is your go-to person for paying tuition, turning in time sheets, answering payroll and insurance questions, and a lot more.

Career Services Center: Career Services can help you design a career that capitalizes on matching your interests and experience to legal opportunities. Eleanor MacLellan, Paula Harris, and Mary Anne Aspell conduct workshops, provide individual counseling, work with employers and maintain job listings.

Communications: The Communications Office will want to hear your piece of the UNH Law story. Please e-mail for all website-related inquiries and needs.

Dean's Office: Our dean is Megan Carpenter. If you need to schedule a formal meeting with the dean, you'll want to make sure to talk to her administrative assistant (and keeper of her very busy calendar), Mary O'Malley.

Facilities: Keeping the building in good condition is William Deacon the facilities manager. For after hours immediate facility concerns please reach him via his cell phone at (603) 748-3662. He and  Hank Lacy control heating, air conditioning and all sorts of other building projects.

Financial Aid: Sharon Eaton is responsible for determining eligibility for student financial assistance and can answer questions regarding available financial aid programs, status of pending applications, budgeting of expenses or repayment of student loans.

Graduate Programs: Many of you attending UNH Law are here because of our graduate programs, which include the diploma in intellectual property, and master's and master of laws degrees in commerce and technology, intellectual property, and international criminal law and justice. UNH Law also offers joint J.D./LL.M. degrees.

Key personnel include Christine Rousseau, UNH Law's International Student Advisor and Housing Coordinator.

While you attend UNH Law, you will also work closely with the co-director of Graduate Skills, ProfessorJennifer Davis. She teaches the required courses Graduate Programs Skills I and Graduate Litigation Analysis. Davis also teaches the required Introduction to the American Legal System course.

Information Technology: Paul LaClair will help you with all of your hardware and software computer needs. Adam "A.J." Kierstead, Computer Services Technician and Media Producer, is also on hand, maintaining an extensive inventory of audio/visual and presentation equipment. Rich Mechaber is the database manager for the school's database driven systems.

Library Personnel: Law Library Director Sue Zago manages the law library and teaches Legal Research and Information Literacy and International Legal Research.  Tom Hemstock, Reference/Electronic Services Librarian answers reference questions and questions about library databases, including Lexis and Westlaw. He also teaches Legal Research and Information Literacy and Advanced Legal Research. Kathy Fletcher also answers reference questions, fills interlibrary loan requests, and answers questions about library policy, services, hours and facilities. Kathy coordinates the library's student workers and also manages the library's attorney membership program. As systems librarian/collection management coordinator, Melanie Cornell supervises collection management operations including the library's automated system and the online catalog, MELcat.  She is also our library web master. Our Cataloging Librarian, Matt Jenks ensures all law library materials are accurately cataloged and accessible via MELcat.Kathie Goodwin is our Acquisitions Supervisor who works with vendors to order materials for the general and IP collections.  She also manages our collection of Government Documents.  Bonnie Morrison, Collection Management Assistant, performs looseleaf filing and stacks maintenance.  Intellectual Property Librarian, Jon Cavicchi develops and maintains the intellectual property library as well as the IP MALL and teaches Legal Research and Information Literacy for our graduate students as well as offering specialized patent searching courses.

Notaries and Justices of the Peace:

legally authorized to witness signatures, and certify documents

Justices of the Peace:

Registrar's Office: Make sure you stop in and become familiar with Lory Attalla, registrar, and Lyla Mulkhey, assistant registrar. You will see (and hear from) them often during your time here. They maintain student academic records, provide transcripts, and keep track of exam numbers, and schedule classes and meetings.

Student Affairs: Lauren Berger, assistant dean for students, handles academic and personal counseling, student activities, courses taken at other law schools, leaves of absence or withdrawal from school, and compliance with federal mandates (e.g., policies regarding abuse of alcohol or drugs, discrimination in any form, sexual harassment).

The Jury Box Cafe: Need a place to eat, relax, and chat with fellow students? The Jury Box is the school cafeteria serving great sandwiches, salads, pizza, that essential cup of coffee, and the best made-to-order breakfast sandwiches you've ever had.