III. Degree Requirements for Master's Candidates

A. General Requirements

To be recommended for the Master’s degree all candidates must successfully complete a minimum number of credits, complete the required coursework, meet the school residency or continuous enrollment requirement, fulfill all financial obligations to UNH Law, and comply with UNH Law’s Conduct Code. Unless otherwise stated, all rules apply to Master’s candidates regardless of the program in which they are enrolled.

B. Required Credits

  1. Number of Credits. Master’s candidates must successfully complete a minimum of thirty (30) credits from a selection of required and elective curriculum.
  2. Maximum Number of Credits per Semester
    1. Residential Master’s candidates may not enroll in more than seventeen (17) credits per academic semester.
    2. Online Master’s candidates may not enroll in more than twelve (12) credits per academic semester or 12 credits per summer term.
    3. Limited Residential Master’s candidates may not enroll in more than twelve (12) credits when they are in residence. Thereafter, their maximum credit enrollment is the same as online Master’s candidates.
  3. Maximum Number of Credits per Program
    1. Residential Master’s candidates may attempt, as part of their tuition thirty-six (36) credits. Additional credits may be taken at the current per/credit rate if the candidate is in good academic standing and will not exceed the semester credit limits set forth in (2) above.
    2. Online Master’s candidates may attempt 30 credits.
    3. Limited Residential Master’s candidates may attempt 30 credits.

C. Course Work

All Master’s candidates must complete a variety of required and elective curriculum, depending on the program in which the candidate is enrolled.

  1. Required Courses
    1. Residential Master’s candidates must complete the following required curriculum:
      1. LIP 894 American Legal Process and Analysis I or equivalent training
      2. LIP 895 American Legal Process and Analysis II
      3. LIP 801 Graduate Legal Research and Information Literacy
    2. Online International Criminal Law and Justice Master’s candidates must complete the following required curriculum:
      1. LCR 929 Capstone Research Project
      2. LCR 925 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
      3. LCR 914 CyberCrime
      4. LCR 928 Drugs and Weapons Trafficking
      5. LCR 921 Human Trafficking I
      6. ILCR 924 International Criminal Law and Justice Seminar
      7. LCR 923 International Legal Research
      8. LIP 957 Inetellectual Property Crimes
      9. LCR 922 International White Collar Crime
      10. LCR 927 Piracy and Terrorism
      11. LCR 926 International Criminal Court and Special Tribunals
    3. Intellectual Property degree:
      1. LIP 913 International and Comparative Intellectual Property
      2. LIP 928 Intellectual Property Management
      3. LIP 906 Patent Strategies for Business
      4. LIP 913 International and Comparative Intellectual Property
      5. LIP 801 Graduate Legal Research and Information Literacy
      6. LIP 997 Mining Patent Information in the Digital Age
      7. LIP 944 Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
      8. LIP 954 Patent Law
      9. LIP 907 Pretrial Patent Litigation
      10. LIP 961 Patent Practice and Procedure I
      11. LIP 962 Patent Practice and Procedure II
      12. LIP 951 Technology Licensing
    4. Limited Residential Master’s candidates must complete the following required curriculum:
      1. LIP 894 American Legal Process and Analysis I or equivalent training
      2. LIP 928 Intellectual Property Management
      3. LIP 906 Patent Strategies for Business
      4. LIP 913 International and Comparative Intellectual Property
      5. LIP 801 Graduate Legal Research and Information Literacy
      6. LIP 997 Mining Patent Information in the Digital Age
      7. LIP 944 Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
      8. LIP 954 Patent Law
      9. LIP 907 Pretrial Patent Litigation
      10. LIP 961 Patent Practice and Procedure I
      11. LIP 962 Patent Practice and Procedure II
      12. LIP 951 Technology Licensing
  2. Elective Courses
    1. Residential Master’s IP candidates must complete a minimum of three (3) courses and a minimum of seven (7) credits from the following elective curriculum:
      1. LIP 912 Copyright Law
      2. LIP 950 Copyright Licensing
      3. LIP 944 Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
      4. LIP 954 Patent Law
      5. LIP 961 Patent Practice and Procedure I or LIP 962 Patent Practice and Procedure II
      6. LIP 951 Technology Licensing
      7. LIP 977 Trademarks and Deceptive Practices
    2. Residential Master’s CT candidates must complete a series of courses in three (3) elective component areas
      • Intellectual Property
      • Transactions/Information Age Commercial Law
      • International Perspective and Regulation/Tax
    3. Residential IP and CT Master’s candidates must complete their program requirements by selecting additional electives from an approved elective curriculum list or by selecting courses made available under (3) below. (This approved list will be provided by Graduate Program Office.)
  3. Other Course Selection
    1. Residential Master’s candidates may not enroll in courses other than the approved courses, without permission of the Program Chair and the Associate Dean.
    2. The Associate Dean may schedule courses designed for and open only to graduate students.
    3. Residential Master’s candidates may enroll in up to six (6) Intellectual Property Summer Institute (IPSI) credits
    4. Residential Master’s candidates may take up to four (4) legal residency credits. Master’s candidates who elect to take IPSI credits or legal residency credits as part of their academic program will not be awarded their degree until all course work is complete. (Clinics conducted in the summer term are not considered part of the Intellectual Property Summer Institute.)