Juris Doctor: Hybrid (J.D.)


Our Hybrid JD program, designed as a largely asynchronous online program with intermittent in-person Immersions, is designed for mid-career professionals who wish to study law without moving to New Hampshire. With a focus in program with an Intellectual Property, Technology, and Information Law.

This program was created for professionals working in IP, technology, and related fields. Supported by an internationally recognized faculty, this program is meant to prepare students for legal careers in the modern global economy.  

Hybrid and residential JD students alike receive the same key opportunities, including:

  • devoted full-time faculty resources
  • student services and bar exam passage preparation
  • curriculum and clinic opportunities
  • academic support and career services
  • admissions standards and scholarship consideration
LIP 944Fundamentals of Intellectual Property1
LCR 905Criminal Law3
LGP 900The Legal Profession1
LGP 909Civil Procedure4
LGP 918Constitutional Law I3
LGP 920Contracts4
LGP 952Property4
LGP 960Torts3
LSK 921Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research I3
LSK 922Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research II3
LIP 977Trademarks and Deceptive Practices3
LIP 912Copyright Law3
LIP 954Patent Law3
Upper Level Required Courses
LIP 918Trade Secrets Law2
LBS 904Antitrust Law3
LGP 921Constitutional Law II3
LGP 951Professional Responsibility3
LGP 924Evidence3
Upper Level Writing Requirement2
Upper Level Experiential Learning Requirement6
Bar Electives Courses6
Courses that satisfy this requirement are designated each academic year on the online course schedule – courses.unh.edu
Immersion Requirements (per term)
Fall - 2 Courses
Spring - 1 Course
Summer - 1 Course
Elective Courses19
Total Credits85
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
LIP 944 Fundamentals of Intellectual Property 1
LSK 921 Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research I 3
LGP 952 Property 4
LGP 909 Civil Procedure 4
LSK 922 Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research II 3
LIP 977 Trademarks and Deceptive Practices 3
LIP 912 Copyright Law 3
LGP 900 The Legal Profession 1
LGP 960 Torts 3
Second Year
LGP 918 Constitutional Law I 3
LGP 920 Contracts 4
LIP 954 Patent Law 3
LBS 904 Antitrust Law 3
LGP 921 Constitutional Law II 3
LIP 918 Trade Secrets Law 2
Elective Course 2
LCR 905 Criminal Law 3
Elective Courses 5-8
Third Year
LGP 951 Professional Responsibility 3
Elective Courses 5-8
LGP 924 Evidence 3
Elective Courses 5-8
Bar Elective (recommended) 3
Elective Courses 5-8
Fourth Year
Bar Elective (recommended) 3
Elective Courses 5-8
 Total Credits85-100
  • Legal analysis and reasoning: Graduates will be able to identify, comprehend, and apply the relevant substantive and procedural laws to solve a legal issue, informed by an understanding of the diversity of viewpoints on and contexts for any issue.
  • Written and oral communication: Graduates will be able to present material effectively in these formats for both objective analytical and advocacy purposes across a range of settings, including in the courtroom.
  • Professionalism: Graduates will be able to act in an ethical, respectful, and self-aware manner with all other stakeholders, including clients, employers, and the court.
  • Legal research: Graduates will be able to navigate and assess relevant legal authorities using appropriate tools.
  • Public service: Graduates will be able to contribute productively to strengthening the justice system, with a sensitivity toward the needs of people facing societal barriers.
  • Problem solving: Graduates will be able to engage in focused and pragmatic collaboration toward goals.
  • Client counseling and management: Graduates will be able to provide trustworthy and responsive action upon clients’ matters.
  • Factual investigation and analysis: Graduates will be able to implement a strategic plan for information-gathering, which includes the ability to iterate on the plan as needed, and evaluate the results of the information obtained.