New challenges are created by the growth of electronic commerce, new products and services, and the growing proliferation of cybercrime every day. Our strong IP foundation has allowed us to extend our reach into a commerce and technology concentration.
Why get a LL.M. degree in Commerce and Technology Law?
In today’s digital era, new legal challenges arise every day at the intersection of e-commerce, business, the legal and regulatory landscape, and beyond. A commerce and technology LL.M., supported by UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law's strong intellectual property (IP) foundation, lets you acquire an understanding of the legal issues that emerge when information technology, business and law meet. Expert faculty tackle current events in rapidly developing areas such as new payment systems and consumers’ private information, and the program offers flexibility to match your career objectives with three elective component areas: Intellectual Property, Transactions/Information Age Commercial Law, and International Perspective and Regulation/Tax. This LL.M. program provides unique knowledge that is invaluable in today’s evolving digital and data-driven economy.
Why Choose UNH Franklin Pierce for your Degree?
A top-100 law school with an IP program ranked in the top 10 for three decades, you’ll work with highly experienced faculty and enjoy access to a global network of influential practitioners. With immersive classroom experiences to learn from experts in the field in places like Silicon Valley, we know some of the best learning happens outside the classroom. Students can gain invaluable hands-on experience in on-campus clinics like the Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic.
Supported by UNH Franklin Pierce's strong IP foundation, the Commerce and Technology program is built at the intersection of business and law to tackle evolving legal issues facing new business and e-commerce in the global information age economy.
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.
The program is available in residential format only. Credit requirements: 24 credits. Program is available full-time only, and must be completed within 12 months.
Requirements for the Program
Residential Candidate Requirements
Graduate Legal Research and Information Literacy
American Legal Process and Analysis I
American Legal Process and Analysis II
Three Elective Component Areas:
Transactions/Information Age Commercial Law
International Perspective and Regulation/Tax
Student Learning Outcomes
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.