Commerce and Technology Law (LL.M.)

Supported by UNH Franklin Pierce Law School's strong IP foundation, the Commerce and Technology program is built at the intersection of business and law. The program explores evolving legal issues facing new business and e-commerce in the global information age economy, with a focus on data and privacy law. 

Expert faculty tailor courses to current events and developments, and the program offers flexibility to match the career objectives of each individual student. Course work addresses rapidly-developing areas of the law, such as cybercrime and consumers’ private information. 

This program is available in a full-time, residential format only. Classes begin in August and conclude in May. With careful planning, students who complete the LL.M. in Commerce and Technology Law may be eligible to sit for the New York Bar exam. 

Residential Candidate Requirements
LIP 801Graduate Legal Research and Information Literacy1
LIP 894American Legal Process and Analysis I3
LIP 895American Legal Process and Analysis II2
Three Elective Component Areas:18
Intellectual Property
Transactions/Information Age Commercial Law
International Perspective and Regulation/Tax
Total Credits24

UNH Franklin Pierce graduates from the Commerce and Technology LLM will demonstrate competency at the level of an experienced attorney in these four areas:  

  • Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law in the traditional area of business law and practice in the United States and internationally, focused on the impact of information age technology on this realm of law. 
  • Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the context of business law and practice in the United States and globally. 
  • Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the national and global legal systems around business law; and 
  • Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession focused on the practice of business law domestically and internationally.