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Law schools across the country have struggled in the last decade with declining enrollment.

In that time, the University of New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce School of Law has seen many changes. It’s no longer a private school and it’s seen growing deficits.

The school spent more than double its operating budget last fiscal year, but university officials say these losses are an investment in the law school’s long-term success and things are starting to look up.

NHPR’s Morning Edition Rick Ganley spoke with the dean of UNH Law, Megan Carpenter.

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The University of New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce School of Law - the state’s only law school - has been running annual deficits of millions of dollars since at least 2014, according to budget reports obtained by NHPR. 

UNH Law Launches New Hybrid Degree Program

Aug 15, 2019
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The University of New Hampshire's Franklin Pierce School of Law launched its new hybrid law degree program Wednesday.

The juris doctor degree program is primarily online, with some in-person learning on the Concord campus. The available hybrid JD program is in intellectual property, technology, and information law.

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Presidential candidates in New Hampshire are being given a chance to discuss their vision and plans for the advancement of civil rights in a new speaker series.

The ACLU of New Hampshire and the Warren B. Rudman Center at the University of New Hampshire School of law are co-hosting "Civil Liberties and the Presidency."

The first candidate will be former Maryland Democratic Rep. John Delaney on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

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The UNH School of Law held a panel Wednesday on the opioid crisis and New Hampshire's court system. Professor Lucy Hodder led the discussion, which was attended by law students, attorneys practicing in New Hampshire, law enforcement and several health care professionals.

 

"The courts, like the police, often see before anyone else the impact of addiction on families and communities because they see people at their neediest," Hodder said.

 

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The University of New Hampshire School of Law has named an expert in intellectual property law as its new dean.

After what school officials call an ‘extensive national search,’ Megan Carpenter, currently on the faculty of Texas A&M’s law school, will take over as dean of UNH Law in July.

New Hampshire Public Radio and the UNH School of Law come together to bring you another event in their series, Justice & Journalism. This series presents a range of speakers to discuss the intersection of justice and journalism. 

UNH To Offer 'Deflategate' Course To Undergrads

May 8, 2015
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UNH Law Professor and Sports Journalist Michael McCann will teach a social science course to UNH Undergrads next year called “Deflategate.” 

The course will cover the intersection of sports law and journalism. Professor Michael McCann says it will include the Aaron Hernandez, Donald Sterling and "Deflategate" scandals, in addition to more general issues like union membership, contracts, and privacy rights.

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The former New Hampshire state supreme court Chief Justice is stepping down from the UNH School of Law Warren B. Rudman Center.

John Broderick , who was Dean of the UNH Law School before he left that post to lead the Rudman Center last year, told NHPR that he and university administrators differed over the Rudman Center's future.

"I love the Rudman Center and what it stood for and its potential, and I can assure you I would never have left a job I love that much and a center that I helped found if I was getting support from the university," Broderick said.