Graduate Programs Academic Rules & Regulations

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law offers graduate programs in residential, limited residential, and online formats, and allows lawyers and non-lawyers to pursue a post-graduate degree in three specialized areas of the law: Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology, and International Criminal Law and Justice.

Intellectual Property degrees and programs available include LLM, Master’s, and a graduate certificate. LLM and Master’s degrees are available in residential, limited residential (one semester in-residence before completing the degree online), and online formats. The graduate certificate in IP is available in residential and online formats.

Commerce and Technology degrees and programs available include LLM, Master’s, and a graduate certificate. All three are available in residential format only.

International Criminal Law and Justice degrees and programs available include LLM, Master’s, and a graduate certificate. All three are available online only.

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law also offers a Joint Degree option, where Juris Doctor (JD) candidates may complete both a JD and a Master of Laws or a JD and an interdisciplinary master's degree, in the same time period.

The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center, has been fully accredited by the American Bar Association since 1974. In addition, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.