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University of New Hampshire School of Law

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The University of New Hampshire School of Law is a top law school with an established history of providing students with practical, hands-on training to meet the emerging needs of a global society. UNH Law emphasizes individually tailored options to ensure that our students are ready to start their legal careers immediately upon graduation. The school’s long history of innovation is illustrated by our world-renowned intellectual property program housed in the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, and our unique Daniel Webster Scholar Program, the first program of its kind in the nation allowing students to bypass the traditional two-day bar exam and graduate as members of the New Hampshire bar.

UNH Law offers an intimate learning environment supported by the resources of a major research university. Classes are small and professors are accessible, fostering mentorship and engagement as we promote a community spirit focused on collaboration between students and faculty.

Located in New Hampshire’s vibrant capital city of Concord, UNH Law is ideally situated one hour from Boston, the Atlantic seacoast, the state’s Lakes Region, and the White Mountains. Our excellent facilities are a short walk from the center of New Hampshire’s state government and the federal courts. Additional academic opportunities, including dual degrees and graduate courses, are offered by the main UNH campus in Durham, 35 miles away.

Admissions & tuition

UNH Law seeks to admit students who will make a contribution to the law school community, legal profession, and society. Admission is based on a whole-person review of each application. While LSAT scores and grade-point averages are factors that must be considered in the decision-making process, neither alone determines admission. All supporting materials submitted by an applicant (personal statement, résumé, recommendations, addenda) are thoroughly reviewed. Community service, employment, and other nonacademic accomplishments are given weight to the extent that they reflect initiative, social responsibility, focus, and maturity. UNH Law values diverse opinions, backgrounds, and perspectives; this enrichment within the classroom and the community is key to the educational experience. We accept applications for fall admission only on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of March 15. Students interested in early admission to the Daniel Webster Scholars Program or a Rudman fellowship must submit their application by February 1.


Certificates: Entertainment Law, Fiscal Responsibility and the Law, Health Law and Policy, Intellectual Property, Sports and Entertainment Law, Sports Law.

Curricular Focal Points: Business Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property: Patent Law, Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Copyrights, Litigation, Public Interest and Social Justice, Sports and Entertainment Law.

Degrees: JD, JD/Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property, JD/LLM in Commerce and Technology, JD/MBA, in conjunction with UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, JD/MSW, in conjunction with the UNH College of Health and Human Services, JD/MPP, in conjunction with UNH Carsey School of Public Policy.

Graduate Degrees: Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property, Master of Laws (LLM) in Commerce and Technology, Master of Laws (LLM) in International Criminal Law and Justice, Master of Intellectual Property, Master of Commerce and Technology, Master of International Criminal Law and Justice.

Contact information

University of New Hampshire School of Law
Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301

Quick reference

University of New Hampshire School of Law. Retrieved September 1, 2014
U.S. News Ranking: Top 100, Top 10 IP Program
LSAT Median: 157
GPA Median: 3.44
Priority Application Deadline: 3/15
No Application Fee
2017-2018 Tuition: $37,100 Residential/$41,100 Non-residential