UNH Law Moves up 23 Positions in the U.S. News Rankings

Thursday, March 21, 2013
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And Makes the Top 10 for IP Law Again

In the law school rankings released recently by U.S. News & World Report in the 2014 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, UNH Law rose to #119, a significant increase over last year’s #142 position.

“While there’s certainly cause to question the importance these rankings have assumed in legal education, we cannot deny their influence,” said Dean John Broderick. “Our improvement in the rankings is consistent with the progress we are making at UNH Law, such as admitting the strongest class of students in our history this year. We are committed to strengthening our reputation as a global pioneer in providing hands-on legal education.”

According to an analysis published by the National Law Journal, UNH Law was one of a handful of law schools, and the only school on the East Coast, that increased more than 20 positions in the rankings.

In the US News specialty rankings, UNH Law has again been named a top 10 school for the study of intellectual property law. UNH Law continues the tradition of Franklin Pierce Law Center of being ranked among the nation's top IP schools each and every year since specialty law school rankings began in 1992. In this year’s rankings, which are based on a survey of IP faculty members around the country, UNH Law was tied for eighth place, in an increasingly competitive field.

“The Franklin Pierce Center for IP continues to forge new ground with innovative teaching and research,” said Dean Broderick. “With the addition of the Sports & Entertainment Law Institute this summer, as well as the impressive range of programming we have planned, the IP Center has earned its perennial recognition as one of the country’s foremost places for the study of IP law.”

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University of New Hampshire School of Law

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