University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

The University of New Hampshire School of Law, an intimate, innovative law school, is committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientation, embrace practice-based learning, grow through the collegiality of a 12:1 student/faculty ratio, and stand ready to join the ranks of alumni who are global leaders in intellectual property, general practice, public policy, and commerce and technology.

Our Legal Residency program allows students to work in their fields of interest for up to a full semester while receiving credit and our Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program is the only practice-based bar exam alternative in the nation. Our location in Concord, New Hampshire’s capital, and our status as the state’s only law school offer numerous pro bono, externship and Federal Work Study experiences, too. UNH School of Law constantly updates its technology and programs to ensure that graduates are prepared to practice today’s law.

UNH School of Law’s faculty consists of practitioners experienced in their fields of interest. Their open door policy extends throughout the campus from Scholars in Residence to our interim dean, Jordan C. Budd.  The small student/faculty ratio promotes collaboration and collegiality as evidenced in our publications, student activities and special events.

Since its founding in 1973, Franklin Pierce Law Center, now the University of New Hampshire School of Law, has been a global leader in innovative legal education. Our focus areas help you shape your future practice: Intellectual Property boasts the largest full-time faculty in the field and our IP library is the largest in the nation; Commerce and Technology includes a razor edge focus on e-Law; while Public Policy & Social Justice trains students in the delivery of legal services to all people in an ever-changing society.

Professor of Law and Chair of the International Criminal Law and Justice Programs Albert E. (Buzz) Scherr talks with students about UNH Law's practice-based education over refreshments in the school's Jury Box Cafe

Students study in a close-knit, cooperative environment. The curriculum emphasizes an intensive, practice-based approach involving many opportunities for hands-on learning.  The University of New Hampshire School of Law's extensive alumni network throughout the United States and around the globe provides limitless options for graduates seeking employment.

Accredited by the American Bar Association, UNH Law is located in Concord, New Hampshire, home to the state's legislature, state offices, as well as local, state and U.S. federal courts. Concord is just over an hour's drive from Boston, Massachusetts and New Hampshire's majestic White Mountains, pristine lakes, and Atlantic seacoast.