LL.M in Intellectual Property

General

Program Description

Franklin Pierce’s Intellectual Property Law program is the #5 IP program in the United States (as ranked by U.S. News & World Report), and has ranked among the Top 10 since the rankings began nearly 30 years ago. LLM GUIDE also named the Intellectual Property LL.M. to its Top 10 List of LL.M. Programs for Intellectual Property Law.

With almost 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, and a rich array of IP resources and programs. Students take advantage of one of the most comprehensive IP curricula in the country – including one of the most respected and comprehensive patent law and practice programs in the country – and immerse themselves in a broad range of cutting-edge IP issues.

The law school’s library includes the largest academic IP library in the Western Hemisphere and is designated an Official Patent and Trademark Resource Center. LL.M. Students are eligible to apply for an editor position on IDEA, Franklin Pierce’s world-renowned Intellectual Property Journal.

The LL.M. in Intellectual Property is available in residential, limited residential, and online formats.

General Requirements

Applicants to the LL.M. must have completed a first degree in law, either a JD or LL.B. All international applicants shall submit current proof of English language ability. Accepted proof includes: TOEFL score of 80 or higher, IELTS score of 6.5 or higher, or proof that the student’s undergraduate degree was taught in English. The GRE or LSAT are NOT required for admission.

Required Credits

To be recommended for the LL.M. degree all candidates must successfully complete a minimum number of credits, complete the required coursework, meet the school residency or continuous enrollment requirements, fulfill all financial obligations to UNH Law, and comply with UNH Law’s Conduct Code.

Number of Credits to earn a degree. LL.M. candidates must successfully complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) credits from a selection of required and elective courses.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law’s practice-based approach to legal education, along with its extensive and innovative curriculum, ensures that students graduate ready to ... Read More

The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law’s practice-based approach to legal education, along with its extensive and innovative curriculum, ensures that students graduate ready to become leaders in their field and stand ready to join the ranks of alumni who are global leaders in intellectual property, commerce and technology, and international criminal law and justice. As a technology-forward law school, we are proud to offer our top-ranked legal education in global innovation and our #5 IP program in the US in online, residential and limited residential formats. Read less