School of Law again ranks in top 100 nationwide

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
UNH School of Law

The University of New Hampshire School of Law continued its climb up the list of top 100 law schools in the rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report as part of its 2017 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. In addition, UNH Law was ranked among the top 10 schools for the study of intellectual property law for the 25th consecutive year, reaching No. 5.

UNH Law moved up five positions on the top 100 list to No. 82, representing an overall jump of 60 spots in the last four years.

“We continue to pride ourselves on the caliber of students we enroll and the high-quality legal education we provide,” said Interim Dean Jordan Budd. “Our faculty act as true mentors, and our practice-based approach to instruction prepares our graduates for immediate success in the competitive job market.”

According to a 2015 American Bar Association employment survey, 89.6 percent of UNH Law graduates are employed within nine months of graduation. UNH 

Law ranks among the top five schools in New England for bar-required job placement, and – because New Hampshire is a Uniform Bar Exam jurisdiction – its graduates are positioned to practice law in many states around the country.

Budd also underscored UNH Law’s dedication to offering an innovative curriculum, including the Daniel Webster Scholar Program – a first-of-its-kind program in the country allowing students to bypass the two-day bar exam – as well as the school’s new Sports and Entertainment Law Institute and Health Law and Policy Program.

“UNH Law is on the cutting edge of legal education,” Budd said. “We are excited to continue enhancing our reputation as one of New England’s leading law schools.”