University of New Hampshire - School of Law campus

Overview

Applicants
664
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.39
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
77

Test Scores

LSAT
153 - 159

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
April 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$55

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement

Overall


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
57

44
Female
5
Minority

Students Say

The University of New Hampshire is the only law school in the state, yet it attracts ahigh class of students from all over the country, primarily due to its focus on creating“practice-ready” lawyers and because of its Intellectual Property Program, which “is byfar the greatest strength of this school.” There are many resources available to studentswhen it comes to IP: the library is the biggest IP library in the U.S., “many graduates arewilling to speak to us about their experience,” and the program in Commerce andTechnology includes a razor edge focus on e-Law.

The school has an “excellent focus on practice,” which is buoyed by its externshipprograms and allows students to work in their fields of interest for up to a full semesterwhile receiving credit. The Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program “offers every realworld experience a future attorney could ask for “ and is the only practice-based barexam alternative in the nation. The emphasis on practical, skills-based lawyering “is notjust an advertisement—it really happens in the classroom.” There are “endless” internship,externship, and clinical opportunities, as well as a number of classes that focus onwhat you will do in practice, rather than just theory. “If a student evades a tough question,the professor will often ask ‘What would you tell your client?’” “I really enjoylearning how we’ll be able to apply what we learn in the real world,” says a student.

Small class size means the “dynamic, high energy” faculty “really gets to know thestudents.” Everybody at UNH Law is very accessible. “I even see the Dean walkingaround in the hallways,” says a 1L. “Many professors have an open door policy,” and“there are teaching assistants who can help you in the rare times when you can’t find theprofessor.” “There was never a time when I needed to locate someone and I justcouldn’t,” says a student. Some professors even give out their phone numbers “just incase,” and students “don’t have to fight through 23 TAs before actually getting in touchwith them.” One contracts professor even stays until 11 p.m. at times when students needhelp preparing for finals. Several students take note and appreciate this apparent dedication.Almost all of the professors still practice or have practiced before they begin teaching,which allows them “actual practice-based knowledge to share with the students,[which is] a huge asset to the student body.” Similarly, “the administration and overallmanagement of our school is great.” “Because it’s such a small school, you know all ofthe administrative staff, and they are very responsive to your needs,” says a 2L.

As the main legal game in the state, the school attracts “a wide variety of speakers fromjudges, governors, senators, to well known commentators in the legal field on a weeklybasis,” which makes for “endless opportunities for networking as a result.” Some externsare sent to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, and students “also have the ability toextern at the first circuit and other federal courts;” however, some feel like other concentrationsof law besides IP “could use a little boost.” “If one was to practice something elseand travel out of state they might not have much luck,” says a student.

Career overview

Career Rating
95
Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
80%
Average Starting Salary
$83,400
% of graduates who are employed within nine months of graduation
86%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
45

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg Sughrue Mion Pepper Hamilton Fitzpatrick, Cella Harper & Cinto Lando & Anastasi Oblon Spivak

Graduates Employed by Area


Prominent Alumni

Dawn Buonocore-Atlas
VP-Enforcement and Assistant General Counsel, Calvin Klein

Donna Edwards
US Representative-Maryland

David Koris
General Counsel, Shell International

Tim Ryan
US Representative-Ohio

Douglas Wood
Partner, Reed Smith

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$60,184

% Students Receiving Some Aid
93%

Direct Lender
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$37,100
Out-Of-State Tuition
$41,100
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$10,998
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,448
Fees
$90

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
273
Parent Institution Enrollement
14,760

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
9
Average Age at Entry
26

% Out-of-State
72%
% International
2%

Demographics

13.30%
% Under-represented Minorities

99% are full time
1% are part time
41% female
59% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The school has “a strong sense of community,” and although it “has limited facilities”due to its size (“the building is very nice; not too big and not too small”), the facilities theschool does have “are pristine, and run very smoothly,” including a “beautiful” courtroomthat is available for students to use whenever a class is not in session. The “closeknit”Concord coterie means that plenty of campus life takes place off-campus. “Ifrequently see professors and fellow students working out at the local YMCA,” says a student. Concord “doesn’t have a great night life, but there are plenty of things to dohere.” The bars that are here “are enough to keep you satisfied,” and “there are also a lotof great things to do around the city that don’t involve drinking.” Parking can sometimesbe problematic, but “most students walk to school.”

The “intimate environment” fostered on campus is apparent everywhere. “Professorsinteract with the students outside of class on a daily basis and seem to generally careabout how each student is doing.” The student body itself is composed of “diversegroups of students of all ages and from all backgrounds.” Although the students arecompetitive, they “all get along well and work together, creating a strong network in thelong term.” Most of the students here are right out of undergrad or have spent 1-2 yearsoutside of school before applying to law school.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide network
No

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Robin Ingli
Assistant Dean for Admissions

Address
Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301

Phone
603-513-5300

Email
admissions@law.unh.edu