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Welcome

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) School of Law welcomes your application to join our international community of students and alumni.  In order to best evaluate your application, we want to know about your educational background, work experience, career goals, and any other factors that will demonstrate your readiness to pursue graduate legal studies.

The online and residential programs have rolling admissions. 

Online program applications are accepted up to one week prior to the start of each term.

Residential program applications are accepted prior to April 1 for the fall term, and prior to November 1 for the spring term.  Residential applicants may qualify for the Franklin Pierce Center Scholarship.  All other residential applications received after April 1 and November 1 will be evaluated if time and space permit.  Scholarship funding may be limited.

Area of Interest

Please complete the application in English to avoid errors or delays in its processing.

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The program for International Criminal Law & Justice is entirely online.
The Limited Residency delivery option begins only in the Fall (August).

Fall Term begins in August, Spring Term begins in January, Summer Term begins in May

Fall Term begins in August, Spring Term begins in January

 

For Residential and Limited Residency only
Applicants may be eligible for scholarships or financial assistance. These awards may be merit-based or need-based. If you wish to be considered, please write a brief summary stating why you should be considered for either a merit-based or need-based scholarship. Funding is limited, priority will be given to individuals who apply before April 1 for the fall term, and November 1 for the spring term.

Upon acceptance, your letter of admission will indicate the type of scholarship awarded, and in order to secure your scholarship, you must pay your seat deposit within the time frame indicated.



The Visiting Scholar selection process entails two steps: UNH Law Graduate Programs approval, and J-1 Scholar Visa approval.


In order to determine whether we have the resources to serve your needs, we require a detailed description of your Research Proposal for your time at UNH Law.  Each proposal must include the following:

  • Background information. Please describe your background and your current position in government, academia or non-governmental organization. A current copy of your full CV is required and can be referenced to meet this requirement. Also required is proof of your undergraduate and graduate level degrees.
  • The subject, goal and purpose of your research as well as any intended publication resulting from your visiting scholarship at UNH Law.
  • What resources you will require to meet your goal. Please describe primary, secondary, interdisciplinary or statistical information resources you anticipate needing while at UNH Law. 
  • The duration of your visit with a proposed start and ending date. This allows us to analyze the commitment of our resources required to help you meet your goal while at UNH Law.

Please upload documentation in a single file.  The total file size you can attach to this form is 20 MB.


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About You

Personal Information











Citizenship



Current Mailing Address







New Hampshire Resident: All applicants seeking a New Hampshire in-state tuition waiver are required to have been legally domiciled in New Hampshire continuously for at least twelve months immediately prior to registering for the term for which in-state status is claimed. Applicants who are legally domiciled in New Hampshire will be eligible for in-state tuition (a $4,000 waiver) provided appropriate documentation is received prior to registration.

You may be eligible for in-state tuition rates if you meet the University System of New Hampshire residency requirements.

Permanent Mailing Address






Current Contact Information






Language Proficiency
All foreign-born applicants, even those currently living in the United States, are required to submit proof of English language ability.  UNH School of Law accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score.





Educational and Professional Background


Please list all educational institutions attended since high school (secondary school).  

Official transcripts are required from all previous colleges, graduate schools, and professional schools you have attended. Each transcript should contain courses taken, marks earned, and degree(s) received. If the documents are not in English, official translations must accompany the transcripts. Click 'More' to add additional schools.








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Resume

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Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are helpful to the Graduate Programs Admissions Committee if they show how your particular accomplishments (academic, professional, and personal) demonstrate analytical skills, writing ability, independence, self-motivation, and other characteristics critical to success in law study and practice.  Two recommendations are strongly suggested.  If you graduated college within the past five years, one recommendation should come from a professor.

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Your references may submit a letter or complete a Recommendation Form and send it directly to
UNH School of Law at:

University of New Hampshire School of Law
Graduate Programs Admissions Office
2 White Street
Concord, NH 03301-4115
Email: graduateprograms@law.unh.edu

Personal Essay
Why do you wish to attend UNH School of Law? Please address your goals, how your work or professional experience qualifies you to further your graduate legal studies, and how you intend to apply your advanced degree.  You may also include information explaining any unusual circumstances about your application for admission.  The essay should not exceed four pages, double-spaced.

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Standards of Conduct

Failure to disclose a conviction or charge which has not been annulled can lead to disciplinary action and revocation of an admission offer.  If your conviction was annulled, we encourage you to disclose this information.


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Statistical Information and Acknowledgement

As an affirmative action and equal opportunity institution, we are required by law to request statistical data on the composition of our student body.  Your responses are kept confidential and are optional.




Alumni


Law Professor


Law Firm



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University of New Hampshire School of Law
2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 513-5284
Email: graduateprograms@law.unh.edu