As a top 10 IP law program in the United States for more than 25 years (as ranked by U.S. News & World Report), the University of New Hampshire School of Law has one of the most respected and comprehensive patent law and practice programs in the country.
With more than 40 years of experience as an IP leader, UNH Law and the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property boast a talented faculty, a global network of influential IP practitioners, and a rich array of IP resources and programs. Take advantage of one of the most comprehensive IP curricula in the country and immerse yourself in a broad range of cutting-edge IP issues.
Our LLM in IP is available in residential, limited residential, and online formats (online and limited residential focus on patent law.)
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. Unless otherwise stated, all rules apply to LL.M. candidates regardless of the program in which they are enrolled.
- 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. Those LL.M. candidates admitted without a law degree must complete thirty (30) credits from a selection of required and elective curriculum.
- Maximum Number of Credits
- Residential LL.M. candidates may not enroll in more than 17 credits per academic semester.
- Online LL.M. candidates may not enroll in more than 12 credits per academic semester or 12 credits in the summer term.
- Limited Residential LL.M. candidates may not enroll in more than 12 credits when they are in residence. Thereafter, their maximum credit enrollment is the same as online LL.M. candidates.
- Maximum Number of Credits a Candidate May Attempt
- Residential LL.M. candidates who hold a law degree may attempt, as part of their tuition 30 credits.
- Residential LL.M. candidates who do not hold a law degree may attempt, as part of their tuition 36 credits.
- Additional credits may be taken at the current per/credit rate if the candidate desires, subject to the per semester credit limitations noted above in (a) through (c).
- Online LL.M. candidates may attempt no more than 28 credits.
- Limited Residential LL.M. candidates may attempt no more than 28 credits.