The University of New Hampshire’s School of Law continues its climb up U.S. News and World Report’s list of top 100 law schools, released in March as part of its 2017 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. UNH Law came in at number 82, moving up five spots from its previous ranking. The school has jumped a remarkable 60 spots in the last four years.
The school continues to shine in the area of intellectual property law, achieving a top-10 ranking in this specialty for the twenty-fifth consecutive year. For 2017, the school is ranked fifth in the country for IP law, bested only by programs at The University of California-Berkeley, Stanford, New York University and George Washington University.
“We continue to pride ourselves on the caliber of students we enroll and the high-quality legal education we provide,” says interim dean Jordan Budd, noting the school’s innovative curriculum, new Sports and Entertainment Law Institute and Health Law and Policy Program. “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, putting the school among the top five schools in New England for bar-required job
Originally published in UNH Magazine Spring 2016 Issue