Bar News - April 15, 2015
UNH Law Ranks in Top 100 Law Schools
IP Program Still Among Top 10
The University of New Hampshire School of Law is again ranked among the top 100 law schools in an annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, for the 24th year in a row, UNH Law is a top-10 school for the study of intellectual property law.
Over the past three years, the law school overall has moved up 55 spots to 87 on the national list – an unprecedented rise among law schools. UNH Law Interim Dean Jordan Budd credits the rise to the school’s exceptional curriculum, its graduates’ employment outcomes, and the quality of its entering student body.
“We are an innovative law school,” said Budd. “Our relatively small size, combined with the expertise of our faculty, gives us the ability to stay ahead of the curve in terms of the programs we offer. We have high standards for the students who apply and high expectations for those who choose to study at UNH Law.”
Budd notes that the law school has long offered a variety of innovative programs, including the nation’s only experiential education program that results in admission to the New Hampshire bar upon graduation – the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program. A recent independent study of the program found that, “compared with new lawyers who spend their first few years learning to practice, these graduates are able to hit the ground running, working with clients and taking a lead role on cases immediately.”
The school continues to add new programming designed to provide client-ready education grounded in rigorous study, including a new health law and policy program.