Dean – Univ. of New Hampshire School of Law – Durham, N.H.

logoThe University of New Hampshire invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

The only law school in New Hampshire, the UNH School of Law is a national leader in intellectual property law and practice-ready curricula with a commitment to inclusion, diversity and quality engagement for all.  The School is ranked number five in intellectual property law and has been among the top ten IP law schools for 25 consecutive years.  Overall, UNH Law jumped 55 positions in the US News rankings in the past three years – an unprecedented rise among law schools.  UNH Law was founded as the Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1973 in the state capital of Concord.  In 2010, the University of New Hampshire and Franklin Pierce agreed to affiliate and eventually merge, resulting in the UNH School of Law. More information about the School of Law may be found at

The University of New Hampshire School of Law is an intimate, innovative law school, committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientation, embrace practice-based learning, and stand ready to join the ranks of alumni who are global leaders in intellectual property, general practice, public interest and social justice, and commerce and technology.

Throughout its history, UNH Law has been a global leader in innovative legal education.  Students study in a close-knit, cooperative environment. The curriculum emphasizes an intensive, practice-based approach involving many opportunities for hands-on learning. With a highly productive and engaged full-time faculty of 28 and a student:faculty ratio of 12:1, the School of Law serves 253 students from 31 states and 11 countries across the globe, offering JD, LLM, and Masters degrees, certificates, dual degrees and joint degrees.  The school has the third highest placement rate among New England law schools for graduates in non-school funded, bar-required positions. Approximately 97% of the Class of 2015 enrolls in a live-client clinic or completes a legal residency.

The UNH School of Law celebrates over 5,700 alumni currently practicing in over 80 countries who are providing global leadership in the areas of intellectual property, general practice, public policy, commerce and technology.  International graduates from Afghanistan to Zambia comprise almost 15 percent of the alumni population, over half of whom practice in the East Asian countries of South Korea, Taiwan and China.  Alumni from the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property have a distinctive presence in senior leadership positions in IP-centric markets in all major east and west coast population centers.

UNH Law features specialized programs that blend innovative legal scholarship, dynamic teaching and hands-on professional development:

  • The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property Law
  • The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Service
  • The Daniel Webster Scholar Program
  • The UNH Law Legal Residency Program
  • The Sports and Entertainment Law Institute
  • The Health Law and Policy Program
  • The UNH Law Clinics

UNH is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.  The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students.  The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.  Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

Applications, nominations and inquiries may be directed in confidence to Lucy A. Leske or Sheila Murphy, the Witt/Kieffer consultants assisting UNH Law with this search, at  Electronic submissions are required and should include a letter of interest, current resume, and a list of at least five references with contact information.  Application review will begin on September 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Education
Job Location: Durham, New Hampshire