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What will you do with a career in law?

Named one of the top 100 law schools in the nation, the University of New Hampshire School of Law was founded as a different type of law school: entrepreneurial, practical, and focused on providing you with the skills you need to succeed in the legal marketplace.

We train you to not just think like a lawyer, but to think about what type of lawyer you want to become. And through our extensive clinical and legal residency programs, you will gain firsthand knowledge of legal practice and learn how to work with both clients and employers. We offer a collaborative and intimate law education in intellectual property, general practice, public policy, commerce and technology, and a new program on health law and policy. When you choose UNH Law, you become part of a community that is focused on making you practice-ready anywhere in the world. Students from around the world – we boast alumni in 85 countries - and from every walk of life feel at home at UNH Law. It’s a great place to learn, live and lead the life you want.

We are located in Concord, the state capital, home to the New Hampshire legislature, state agencies, and the state Supreme Court and federal court. Opportunities abound for students to practice what they’ve learned in real-world settings, through the state’s executive and judicial branches as well as in a host of law firms based in the city.

Top 100
Law Schools in the Country

One Hour
to Boston, Portland & the White Mountains

Programs in IP and Sports
and Entertainment Law

in Job Placement Regionally

Top 10
in IP Law

of 2013 Graduates Joined a Clinic or
Completed a Legal Residency

JD Bar Passage Rate

Academic IP Library in Western Hemisphere

Student-Faculty Ratio

Meet our students and alumni

"I graduated 'practice-ready' due to the well-rounded education I received at UNH Law. The Criminal Practice Clinic provided me with the opportunity to complete my first jury trial before graduation. The Daniel Webster Scholar Program allowed me to present an argument before a New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice."

Jennifer Makahusz, JD 2012


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Michael Strauss
JD 2015

"So far as I can tell, this law school is unique. The people here truly are investing in my future. Simply put, if you work hard in the classroom, UNH Law will work hard to help you find your place in the legal profession. I had the unique opportunity of working at an international law firm (Reed Smith LLP), and further, working with the firm's Advertisement, Technology & Media (ATM) law group. I accepted an offer to work with the ATM group beginning in the fall of 2015."

Michael Strauss, JD 2015


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Julian Jefferson
JD 2011

"I found UNH Law’s clinical programs and externships to be invaluable tools in helping me to achieve my goals of discovering what kind of attorney I wanted to be."

Julian Jefferson, JD 2011

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Maggie Schmidt
JD 2015

"UNH Law is a small and passionate community focused on having its students reach their ultimate career goals. Through faculty mentorship and support I have been able to explore a future as a public interest attorney addressing the needs of gender-based violence victims. The mentorship in combination with clinical and legal residency experiences has positioned me with strong resume and advocacy skills to jump into the legal career of my choice."

Maggie Schmidt, JD 2015


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Jennifer Makahusz
JD 2012

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