University of New Hampshire School of Law Patent Law & Intellectual Property
The University of New Mexico School of Law and University of New Hampshire School of Law have established an exchange program where students pay home institution tuition but enroll in classes at the host institution. University of New Hampshire School of Law specializes in the areas of intellectual property and patent law and is consistently ranked in the top five law schools in the country for patent law and intellectual property law.
Students may attend University of New Hampshire School of Law for a semester or for one academic year. To be eligible for the exchange program, students must have a grade point average of at least a 2.5 and be entering either their second or third year of law studies. The host institution will make every effort to allow exchange students full access to courses, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. If a grade of "C-", "D+", "D", "D-", "F" is received, the grade will be entered on the academic record and
The UNM School of Law's exchange program with University of New Hampshire School of Law allows the Law School to supplement its courses in the area of intellectual property, particularly patent law.
Patent law is important to the economy of New Mexico with its national laboratories and its burgeoning high-tech start-up corporations. UNM Law School cannot provide a full range of patent law courses to the limited number of students who seek to enter this field. A unique partnership with University of New Hampshire School of Law provides a solution. University of New Hampshire offers twenty-six courses in Patent Law and Intellectual Property Law.
Students enrolled at UNM may study for a semester or a year at University of New Hampshire School of Law. New Mexico students interested in patent law or intellectual property law will have full access to the rich curriculum offered at University of New Hampshire School of Law. Students in the program will pay the normal UNM School of Law tuition and participate fully in the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of University of New Hampshire School of Law.
New Mexico law students also will have the option of spending the summer in Concord, attending University of New Hampshire School of Law Intellectual Property Summer Institute, a seven-week program that draws law students, lawyers, law professors, engineers and business executives to Concord for a comprehensive academic program in intellectual property law and technology transfer law. The Summer Institute offers a choice of twenty-four courses, ranging from International Trademark Law to the Law of Motion Pictures and Performing Arts. Last year, the Institute enrolled students from most states and nineteen foreign countries.
This exchange program assures that interested UNM students will have access to the knowledge and skills that will advance a vibrant and growing part of New Mexico 's business community.