University of New Hampshire
Established in 1866 as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, the University of New Hampshire ("UNH") was one of the early land-grant institutions founded to serve the sons and daughters of farming and laboring families.
Today, UNH is not only a land-grant institution but also a designated sea- and space-grant University, and is among the top-rank research institutions nationally. The University is made up of dozens of academic departments, interdisciplinary institutes, and research centers that attract students and faculty from around the globe. Some 13,000 students and hundreds of faculty and staff live and work amid the rolling hills and riverbeds of one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States.
The university is located in Concord, New Hampshire, which retains its informal atmosphere and easy access to all branches of state government. New Hampshire is consistently identified as one of the most livable states in the United States. Although surrounded by small, picture-postcard New England towns, Concord is not isolated. The city is only one hour and 15 minutes from downtown Boston, and less than an hour from New Hampshire's seacoast, White Mountains and picturesque Lakes Region. Montreal and New York City are each about five hours away by car. Concord is also a half-hour north of Nashua, Salem, and Manchester—New Hampshire’s “golden triangle” of industrial and business development, affording employment and externship possibilities.
The law school
The University of New Hampshire School of Law is an intimate, modern law school dedicated to developing students who embrace practice-based learning, grow through the collaborative 14:1 student/faculty ratio. The small student/faculty ratio promotes teamwork and collegiality as evidenced in our publications, activities and special events. The atmosphere of the school is one of co-commitment.
At the UNH School of Law, variety in ways of thinking is key to successful, cooperative dialogue. Each year, the Admissions Committee seeks students who not only possess the intelligence, focus, ambition and maturity to succeed in a challenging environment, but whom also will add perspective to campus conversation through their experience, background and character.
Applicants to the LL.M. program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a J. D. degree from a law school prior to matriculation in any University of New Hampshire School of Law LL.M. program.
International applicants must hold a baccalaureate law degree from a foreign law faculty prior to matriculation in any University of New Hampshire School of Law LL.M. program.
The University of New Hampshire School of Law offers LLM, Master degree and Diploma certificate programs in three fast-growing areas of law: Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology and International Criminal Law and Justice.
UNH School of Law's world-renowned program in Intellectual Property has produced an international network of alumni who are leaders in IP law, business, technology and government.
UNH School of Law's intellectual property curriculum, taught by the largest full-time IP faculty in the United States, provides students the most in-depth advanced course of study in IP available in the world. Students have many opportunities to obtain practical experience, in the full range of intellectual property law specialties, through the extensive and advanced curriculum. Besides the unparalleled curriculum, UNH School of Law's IP Law Library is the largest IP resource in the Western Hemisphere. UNH School of Law is also home to the top IP law journal, IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review.
Commerce & Technology
The University of New Hampshire School of Law's program in Commerce and Technology prepares students for careers in new and emerging areas of business and law created by rapid technological change and globalization. The program focuses on an assortment of increasingly important Information Age law areas such as cybercrime, internet regulation, identity theft, e-Commerce and Information Age civil liberties, as well as the interface between law and business. This program is designed to meet the needs of working commerce and technology professionals. Students include lawyers, business executives, patent and trademark practitioners, administrators and technology managers. The program awards LLM and Master's degrees.
International Criminal Law and Justice
The program in International Criminal Law and Justice prepares students for careers involving a diverse range of justice issues, including counter terrorism, peacekeeping and diplomacy, military law, anti-counterfeiting, piracy, human trafficking — areas expanding in vital importance in our globalized world. This program provides students with both substantive knowledge and practical skills through unique academic courses and externships with law firms and government agencies.
Upon graduation, students join a network of alumni practicing in top firms and government agencies spanning 81 countries.
Students in the ICLJ program are eligible for an off-campus externship at a U.S. law firm, corporate or government office for academic credit that will reinforce their experience and background.