University of New Hampshire Exchange

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 Fall or a Spring semester. 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. Student will need to earn at least a "C" in a course to have the credits count toward their J.D. degree requirements.

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.

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.