University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

JD Curriculum

This guide organizes the elective offerings according to major areas of current legal practice.  Each section provides background on getting a job in each area, skills needed to succeed in the field, and the essential, recommended, and related courses.

Most small “general” practitioners focus on a few areas of practice. According, we suggest studying the broad skills needed for all  lawyers and focusing on a few promising substantive areas. Examples of such areas involve:

  • Real estate
  • Litigation
  • Criminal law
  • Consumer, collection, and bankruptcy
  • Patents or other intellectual property
  • General practice emphasizing local businesses
  • Family and children
  • Elders and persons with disabilities
  • Corporate and securities

Guidance for Professional Development in Areas of Practice

Consult with faculty, and staff, experts to customize your education to meet your career and intellectual goals.

Use this Guide to refine your thinking on course selection. See course descriptions.


This information is not a contract or a guarantee. While our curriculum is generally stable over time, whether a particular course is offered, and if so, in what semesters and time slots, is subject to many variables.