Application for Admission to UNH School of Law's
Graduate Programs

Intellectual Property (LLM, Master, Diploma)

Commerce & Technology (LLM, Master, Diploma)

International Criminal Law & Justice (LLM, Master)

Visiting Scholar

UNH School of Law
Graduate Programs Admissions Office
Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone (603) 513-5284
graduateprograms@law.unh.edu
law.unh.edu/masters


The 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.


APPLICATION CHECKLIST
This list has been provided for your records, and does not need to be sent in along with your application.

1. Completed Application Form
2. $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
3. Essay
4. Resume
5. Official transcripts
6. Recommendation letters
7. Signed Certification Form (will pop-up when you submit this form)

And for International Applicants:

8. TOEFL/IELTS
If you have earned an undergraduate university degree where the language of instruction was English, you may request a waiver of the TOEFL. The waiver must be submitted in writing along with your application. You must have signed documentation from an administrator at the university confirming English language as the medium of instruction. If you do not have signed documentation, then the English language proficiency requirement will not be waived.

Note: If you are an international student who is interested in refining your English language skills, the University of New Hampshire (located in Durham, New Hampshire) offers an ESL program that graduate students have the option to enroll in prior to beginning their fall semester at UNH Law. For more information please visit www.unh.edu/esl.


1. I AM APPLYING FOR:
  • Degree:
    Intellectual Property



    Commerce & Technology

    International Criminal Law & Justice

    Visitor
  • Entrance Term:
               
  • Entrance Year:
                     
2. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Title:
  •                  
Full Legal Name
Gender:
  •      
Social Security Number, with no dashes: (if applicable)
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy):
Place of Birth:
Citizenship
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3. CURRENT

Mailing Address
Current Contact
4. PERMANENT

Mailing Address
Permanent Contact
5. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
  • Is English your native language?
 
  • All foreign-born applicants, even those living in the U.S., are required to submit proof of 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.

TOEFL Exam
  • If English is not your native language, please mark the appropriate radio button.







IELTS Exam
  • If English is not your native language, please mark the appropriate radio button.







6. RACIAL OR ETHNIC IDENTITY (optional)
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7. EDUCATION


Please list all educational institutions attended since high (secondary) school whether or not a degree was earned. Below is space to enter two schools.
First Bachelors or Masters Degree:
Second Bachelors or Masters Degree:
What other graduate legal programs have you applied to, or do you intend to apply to?
8. ESSAY

We are interested in learning why you wish to attend UNH School of Law. Please address your goals, how your work and professional experience qualifies you to further your graduate legal studies, and how you intend to apply your advanced degree.

You may submit additional information to explain any unusual circumstances with your application.

The essay should not exceed four double-spaced typewritten pages. Upload a separate sheet here (e.g. PDF or Word document).

(Note on file size: the combined total of all your attachments can not exceed 18MB)
9. RESUME

Please provide a current resume that includes employment, or education, since graduating from university.

Upload separate sheet here (e.g. PDF or Word document).

(Note on file size: the combined total of all your attachments can not exceed 18MB)
10. TRANSCRIPTS

We require official transcripts from all colleges, graduate schools, and professional schools you have attended or are attending.

The transcript should show courses taken, marks earned, and degrees received.

If the documents are not in English, official translations must accompany the transcripts.
11. STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
  • Have you ever been charged with, or convicted of a crime, or are there any charges now pending against you? This includes pleading guilty to any charge, a deferred judgment or deferred sentencing arrangement.
  •      
  • 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.
If yes, please, explain by attaching a full descriptive statement that includes dates and charges. Upload separate sheet here (e.g. PDF or Word document).

(Note on file size: the combined total of all your attachments can not exceed 18MB)
12. ACADEMIC CONDUCT
  • Have you been subject to academic or disciplinary probation, warning, suspension, dismissal, expulsion, or been requested to withdraw from any college, university, graduate, or law school?
         
If yes, please, explain by attaching a full descriptive statement that includes dates and charges. Upload separate sheet here (e.g. PDF or Word document).

(Note on file size: the combined total of all your attachments can not exceed 18MB)
13. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
  • a. Have you ever had a professional license denied, suspended, or revoked?
  •      
  • b. Have you ever been disciplined by any professional association or licensing authority?
  •      
If yes, please, explain by attaching a full descriptive statement that includes dates and charges. Upload separate sheet here (e.g. PDF or Word document).

(Note on file size: the combined total of all your attachments can not exceed 18MB)
14. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
  • Applicants may be eligible for scholarships. Do you wish to be considered for this?
         
    Priority will be given to individuals who apply before April 1 for the fall term, and November 1 for the spring term.
15. RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Letters of recommendation are helpful to the Graduate Programs Admissions Committee if they show how your particular accomplishments (academic, professional or 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 from college within the past five years, one
    recommendation should come from a professor.
If you wish to provide recommendations now, feel free to upload them here (e.g. PDF or Word document).

(Note on file size: the combined total of all your attachments can not exceed 18MB)
If you choose not to provide recommendations, please explain your choice.
  • If an individual wishes to write specifically about your qualifications for UNH School of Law, he or she may send a letter or complete a Recommendation Form and send it directly to us at:

    UNH School of Law
    Graduate Programs Admission Office
    2 White Street
    Concord, NH 03301
16. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT UNH LAW

How did you become familiar with UNH Law and its graduate programs? (please check all that apply)





17. DOMICILE WAIVER
  • 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.

    Do you believe you meet the criteria for the in-state tuition waiver?


    (applicants who check "yes", and are admitted to UNH Law, will be contacted by Graduate Admissions and asked to complete the domiciliary form)
18. CERTIFICATION
  • By signing this application, electronically transmitting it, or printing, signing and mailing the Certification Letter, I certify that all the information in this application and all the supplemental materials that I shall submit are accurate and true, and given for the purpose of UNH School of Law’s taking action in reliance thereon.

    I understand that any false or misleading statement, or an inaccurate or incomplete application, may be the basis for denial of admission or, if I am admitted in reliance on such information, the basis for dismissal from UNH School of Law.

19. APPLICATION FEE
  • An application fee of US $50 made payable to UNH School of Law is required of each applicant. Payment must be made in U.S. dollars.

    Forms of payment accepted are bank checks, money orders, personal checks (drawn from a U.S. bank), and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard). Credit card payment can only be submitted online.



Please address all communications to:

Graduate Programs Admissions Office
Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone (603) 513-5284
graduateprograms@law.unh.edu
law.unh.edu/masters


Notice of Nondiscrimination
The University of New Hampshire School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, ethnicity, disability, marital status, national origin, or sexual orientation in its admissions policies, programs, or activities. Inquiries regarding UNH School of Law's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Two White Street, Concord, NH 03301; (603) 228-1541.