VIII. Degree Requirements for LL.M. Candidates
To be recommended for the LL.M. degree all candidates must successfully complete a minimum number of credits, complete the required coursework, meet the school residency or continuous enrollment requirements, fulfill all financial obligations to University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (UNH Law), and comply with UNH Law’s Conduct Code. Unless otherwise stated, all rules apply to LL.M. candidates regardless of the program in which they are enrolled.
- Number of Credits to earn degree. LL.M. candidates must successfully complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) credits from a selection of required and elective courses. Those LL.M. candidates admitted without a JD or JD degree equivalent must complete thirty (30) credits from a selection of required and elective curriculum.
- Maximum Number of Credits
- Residential LL.M. candidates may not enroll in more than 17 credits per academic semester.
- Online LL.M. candidates may not enroll in more than 12 credits per academic semester or 12 credits in the summer term.
- Maximum Number of Credits a Candidate May Attempt
- Residential LL.M. candidates may attempt 34 credits total between the the fall and spring semesters. Additional credits may be taken at the current per/credit rate if the candidate desires, subject to the per semester credit limitations noted above in (a) through (c).
- Online LL.M. candidates may attempt no more than 28 credits.
Candidates must complete a variety of required and elective courses, depending on the program in which the candidate is enrolled.
- Core Required Courses
- Effective January 1, 2015 residential LL.M. candidates must complete the following required graduate skills curriculum, unless the candidate has successfully completed equivalent courses in a US J.D. program:
- Online LL.M. candidates must complete the following required courses for the International Criminal Law and Justice degree:
- Online LL.M. candidates must complete the following required courses for the Intellectual Property degree:
- In addition, LL.M. candidates for the Intellectual Property degree must choose one of two Practice Tracks:
- Required courses for the Patent Practice Track:
- Required courses for the Copyright/Trademark Track:
- Part-time online LL.M. candidates must complete the following required courses for the International Criminal Law and Justice degree before enrolling in any elective offered towards the degree:
- Degree- Specific Courses
- Residential LL.M. Intellectual Property candidates must complete a minimum of three (3) courses and a minimum of seven (7) credits from the following elective curriculum:
- Residential LL.M. Commerce and Technology candidates must complete a series of courses in three (3) degree- specific elective areas:
- Intellectual Property
- Transactions/Information Age Commercial Law
- International Perspective and Regulation/Tax
- Residential IP and CT LL.M. candidates must complete their program requirements by selecting additional approved electives.
- Online LL.M. candidates must complete their electives from the following approved curriculum:
- International Criminal Law and Justice degree
- Intellectual Property degree