University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

Programme bei

University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

Program types

Full time

Part time

Degree to be obtained

  • LL.M., Intellectual Property
  • LL.M., Commerce and Technology
  • LL.M., International Criminal Law and Justice
  • Master’s: Intellectual Property
  • Master’s: Commerce and Technology
  • Master’s: International Criminal Law and Justice
  • Graduate Certificate: Intellectual Property
  • Graduate Certificate: Commerce and Technology
  • Graduate Certificate: International Criminal Law and Justice


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Winter term

Start: August
Duration: 4 months

Summer term

Start: January
Duration: 4 months

Practical relevance

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law has one of the most respected and comprehensive intellectual property law programs in the country, and offers our students extensive opportunities for practical training. Our Intellectual Property Scholars‘ Roundtable brings scholars from across the country and around the world. At the Intellectual Property Scholarship Redux Conference, senior scholars revisit work they had previously published and discuss what they got right, or what they would do differently. And our Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property hosts regular lunch and learn series that bring together students, faculty and outside experts. Our students gain invaluable hands-on experience practicing IP through externships and clinics.

Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic
Students help clients turn their dreams into strategic business ventures. Clients include entrepreneurs, authors, artists, inventors, musicians, publishers, and individuals operating small businesses or nonprofit organizations. These clients are confronting complex and crucial issues pertaining to business formation and organization, copyright and trademark registration and protection, licensing, and small business transactions. Without legal help, their ventures may never get off the ground.

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International Technology Transfer Institute
Students work on scientific breakthroughs around the world. ITTI promotes science, technology, and innovation in developing countries by building capacity and capability in intellectual property management, technology transfer, and patent information access, assembly, and analysis. Clinic collaborators include world-class organizations such as the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, United States Patent and Trademark Office, the World Bank, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the World Health Organization.

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With more than than nearly 50 years of experience as an IP leader, the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law boasts a talented faculty, a global network of influential IP practitioners in over 80 countries, and a rich array of IP resources and programs. Franklin Pierce and our faculty are affiliated with:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • World Health Organization
  • World Bank
  • Licensing Executive Society
  • International Trademark Association
  • Southeastern Association of Law Schools
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Student profile

Our programs are for lawyers, nonlawyers, scholars, and anyone interested in getting a top-ranked US legal education in intellectual property and technology law. Lawyers may be interested in a specialized graduate program. Judges seeking training on cutting-edge issues. Nonlawyers seeking to understand legal issues in industry and policy. Scholars interested in studying in the only academic IP library in the western hemisphere. UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law sets the pace for legal education in the information age. We produce talented graduates who learn to make a difference on day one.The LL.M. program is ideal for domestic and foreign-trained attorneys and those with a legal education who are seeking specialized training in Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology, and International Criminal Law and Justice.Our Master’s Degree program paves the way for you to become a respected specialist in your field and earn expert credentials in the global landscape. You can map out your own path to match the program with your career objectives.


Residential LL.M. and Master’s programs begin in the Fall semester, in late August.
Students enrolling in the online LL.M. or Master’s programs can begin Fall Semester (late August) or Spring Semester (mid January).
There are two semesters in the academic year. The first semester begins in late August and concludes in mid-December. Students have a break from mid-December to mid-January. The Spring semester begins in mid-January and concludes in mid-May. Students have a week-long break in late February/early March.