University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

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University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

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Number of students

JD, LL.M., and Master’s Degree students

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UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Ranking & Awards

Our Intellectual Property program has been ranked in the top 10 in the United States for nearly 30 years. Our Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property has trained IP leaders around the world. Our focus remains as much on the future as it does on that history – we continue to offer one of the most comprehensive lists of innovative IP courses at any law school in the country, host IP-related clinics working on cutting-edge domestic and international issues, and have built a worldwide network of IP experts eager to help our graduates become the next generation of IP leaders.

We remain the #5 Intellectual property school. 

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2019 Top 10 List LLM Guide
Top 10 LL.M. Programs for Intellectual Property Law

Renowned professors

Our IP faculty includes widely-renowned experts in all areas of intellectual property and information law who are thought-leaders in IP policy and practice worldwide.

Our faculty have contributed to the development of intellectual property law and policy around the world.

Her scholarship focuses on the intersection between intellectual property law and public policy concerns, privacy and technology law, and feminist legal theory. Ann has published numerous articles and book chapters.

Dean Carpenter is an internationally known expert in IP law. She teaches and publishes in the area of IP and innovation, with a focus on entrepreneurship, branding, and arts. She is a frequent speaker on legal education & innovation.

Librarian and chief administrator of IP information resources at UNH Law. Professor Cavicchi sits on the Advisory Board of QUESTEL/ORBIT, a key information producer for patent professionals.

Professor Ford teaches and writes about intellectual property, privacy, and other ways the law regulates information. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

Distinguished Jurist in Residence retired from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He served as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as an attorney in the Department of Defense.

Director of the International Technology Transfer Institute and its mission to advance science, technology and innovation in developing countries via education, outreach and capacity building in IP management, technology transfer.

Director of the Intellectual Property Transaction Clinic. With more than 15 years in practice, Professor Lembree has extensive knowledge about integrating intellectual property issues into the needs of business law clients.

McCann is a leading expert in sports law and an award-winning journalist. He is a staff writer and Legal Analyst for Sports Illustrated. Since 2007, McCann has authored more than 750 legal columns and articles for SI.

Founding member of the team that designed and developed the Portal for IP Rights, a resource developed for entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and financial institutions to help make the commercialization of IP easier and more efficient

His research is on innovation systems & improving the environment for entrepreneurial companies and technology‐based economic growth. He does extensive work in the areas of patent valuation, technology commercialization & startup companies.

Her current scholarship focuses on trademark use and distinctiveness generally and how trademarks function on social media in particular.

His research covers a variety of IP topics and industries, including 3D printing, genetically modified food, patent reform efforts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, empirical studies, the music industry, and healthcare.

Expert in the areas of IP, new technologies, entrepreneurship & innovation, entertainment law, trust & estates, and municipal finance. She was sits on the Advisory Council (IP Committee) for the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Notable Alumni

Our graduates are recognized around the world for their signature approach to problem-solving and ability to hit the ground running. They are highly sought after in the marketplace and they quickly rise to the top.

Our graduates comprise a global network, underpinning the IP infrastructure around the world in both the public and private sectors.

John Asein
Director–General, Nigerian Copyright Commission

Christina A Carvalho
​​​​​​​Firmwide Managing Partner, Arent Fox

Mahua Roy Chowdhury
Founder & Principal, Royzz & Co.

Dàmaso Pardo Correa
President, Argentina’s National Institute of Industrial Property

Pooja Dodd
Founder & Principal, Dodd & Co.

Joe Ferretti
Vice President & Chief Counsel, Global Snack Group & Global Trademarks, Pepsico

Gloria Isla
Founding Partner, Isla del Campo

Tim Joyce
Senior Patent Counsel, Bayer HealthCare, LLC

Anju Jain Kumar
Vice President and Assistant Regional Counsel, Disney South Asia

In-Jung Lee
Vice President of Intellectual Property, Samsung Electronics, Ltd.

Micky Minhas
Former Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel, Microsoft, Inc. and new Executive Director of the Frankin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.

Arvin Patel
Chief IP Officer, TiVo

Mladen Vukmir
​​​​​​​Founding Partner, Vukmir and Associates, Croatia

Student faculty ratio

6:1 (fulltime faculty)
4:1 (fulltime and part-time faculty)

Getting Hired in COVID times: Three stories of UNH Franklin Pierce LLM graduates

This article was originally published on Bar & Bench

The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law has earned an international reputation as a leader in Intellectual Property Law. The school attracts talented students from all over the world through both the quality of its coursework and the community support it provides. Moreover, the school’s resources and network-enabled international students thrive even in the COVID-19 era of employment. 
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