Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

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sunshinefairy
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Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby sunshinefairy » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:04 pm

I haven't seen this posted yet and would like to hear thoughts from folks who have applied/visited? I applied really late in the cycle after a friend told me about their Social Justice Institute program.

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby roofles » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:34 am

I applied around a month ago. I've been in review since 3/3. I haven't visited yet, but was told by someone who has that Concord, NH is a nice, quiet, small town with not much to do besides study. On another note, I read friday that Franklin Pierce and the University of New Hampshire started the process of merging and that FP will be changing its name to the University of New Hampshire School of Law in the near future fwiw.

edit - found a link to the UNH/FPLC merger stuff http://www.piercelaw.edu/news/posts/201 ... iation.php

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby sunshinefairy » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:14 pm

roofles wrote:I applied around a month ago. I've been in review since 3/3. I haven't visited yet, but was told by someone who has that Concord, NH is a nice, quiet, small town with not much to do besides study. On another note, I read friday that Franklin Pierce and the University of New Hampshire started the process of merging and that FP will be changing its name to the University of New Hampshire School of Law in the near future fwiw.

edit - found a link to the UNH/FPLC merger stuff http://www.piercelaw.edu/news/posts/201 ... iation.php



Nice, quiet, small town sounds okay to me...I've never been to New Hampshire at all so I'm sure a visit will be needed.

Do you think the merger is good or bad?

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby Erin88 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:59 pm

The merger is really, really good.

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby sunshinefairy » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:21 pm

Erin88 wrote:The merger is really, really good.


Have you been accepted? My file went complete today...they said about 4 to 6 weeks. I know nothing about Concord...

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby Erin88 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:30 pm

Yeah I was accepted a while ago with 8k/year. I'm probably going to go there. I'm from NH and really wanted to go to a city but it's way too expensive and Franklin Pierce has the best IP program of the places I've been accepted. Concord is a quaint, smaller place...really quiet. Nothing to do but study really.

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby sunshinefairy » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:32 pm

Erin88 wrote:Yeah I was accepted a while ago with 8k/year. I'm probably going to go there. I'm from NH and really wanted to go to a city but it's way too expensive and Franklin Pierce has the best IP program of the places I've been accepted. Concord is a quaint, smaller place...really quiet. Nothing to do but study really.


So Concord is fairly affordable? Would there be jobs available for my partner? I was first attracted to their Social Justice Institute, not so much in IP. Do you think it's worth pursuing even if I'm not interesting in intellectual property?

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby roofles » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:41 am

Status date just changed to under review 3/25 on the status checker. Hopefully this means I'll be hearing something soon.

Regarding the movement towards merger, I'm not really sure what to think of it. I'm a bit worried that some focus might be taken away from their intellectual property law program. On the other hand, pairing with a research institution is a positive. Any potential of receiving in-state tuition after the first or subsequent year would also be a plus from my end.

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby roofles » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:31 pm

Well I definitely heard back soon, I just got accepted via status checker :D

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby sunshinefairy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:28 pm

roofles wrote:Well I definitely heard back soon, I just got accepted via status checker :D


YAY! Congrats!

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby mmatguy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:26 pm

was accepted with dean merit, 10k/year. interested in their IP but already considering transferring after first year if i go there, we'll see

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby vercon » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:11 am

I just got in here too. I haven't visited either but I'm certainly intrigued. It depends on what happens with Buffalo and Lewis & Clark.

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby acash09 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:30 am

My file just went under review 3/23. They said 4-6 weeks before they render a decision. I love this school, and am quite impressed by the merger and also by the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program.

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby MDPSteve » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:39 pm

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby alisyn313 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:43 pm

I was accepted about 4 weeks ago with a 12,500 a year...I plan to visit soon.

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby barkingbug » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:39 pm

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby alovely12 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:01 pm

Accepted via email before I read it on the status checker. Had to wait for the letter a few days later to learn about scholarship offer. :P

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby vercon » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:14 pm

I withdrew as I got a better offer elsewhere. Hope somebody gets my scholly money.

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby roofles » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:05 pm

First seat deposit paid. I'll be attending the ASD in May to make a semi-final decision. Good luck to everyone.

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby Joymin » Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:01 am

Congratulations to those who were accepted. This was last acad year, so I don’t know if you guys are still visiting TLS here.

I have a 160 LSAT. Tech background and work ex in IP. As I am an intn’l applicant, there is no official GPA figure, but LSAC’s evaluation comes to an A grade. I have yet to apply. Up to what amount of scholly would be considered OK? Also, can you guys please suggest any other places I should try.

Thank you!

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Re: Franklin Pierce Law Center 2010

Postby androstan » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:22 pm

Joymin wrote:Congratulations to those who were accepted. This was last acad year, so I don’t know if you guys are still visiting TLS here.

I have a 160 LSAT. Tech background and work ex in IP. As I am an intn’l applicant, there is no official GPA figure, but LSAC’s evaluation comes to an A grade. I have yet to apply. Up to what amount of scholly would be considered OK? Also, can you guys please suggest any other places I should try.

Thank you!


A 160 is pretty good there and would probably get some $, like half tuition, depending on how they evaluate your international grades. If they look at your international grades as ~ 4.0 you should be looking at 1/2 tuition AT LEAST and probably full tuition.

I'm 167 LSAT with a 2.9 and I'm expecting at least 1/2. I'm retaking in Dec. and expecting 171ish. If I score around there I think I'm in for a full scholly.

It also depends somewhat on your tech background. Are you patent bar eligible? I think they'd give a bump to people who are patent bar eligible and probably an additional bump to engineering undergrads.

By the way I was accepted Friday, waiting for the official letter in the mail.




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