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ABA Approved Since 1974


Founded in 1973, The University of New Hampshire School of Law is a private, independent, ABA‑accredited law school located in Concord, NH, with an enrollment of approximately 450 students. The Law Center remains, by choice, one of the smallest independent law schools in the United States. Our small size enables us to focus on students as individuals. Students learn in a close, cooperative, informal environment, and enjoy frequent contact with professionally active faculty.


The University of New Hampshire School of Law offers professional programs leading to a juris doctor (JD), a master of intellectual property (MIP), diploma in intellectual property (DIP), a master of laws in intellectual property (LLM), a master of education law (MEL), and certificate of advanced graduate study degree in education law (CAGS). The MEL and CAGS degree programs are designed for primary and secondary school administrators, superintendents, and teachers. The MIP program is a unique one‑year program that draws intellectual property practitioners and administrators from around the world. For a decade, U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked The University of New Hampshire School of Law among the nation's top five law schools for the study of intellectual property.


The University of New Hampshire School of Law integrates traditional courses with the practical skills necessary for practicing law in a profound way. Students gain a thorough academic grounding and have an opportunity to develop and use newly learned hands‑on skills. The University of New Hampshire School of Law offers concentrations ‑opportunities for students to shape their education and gain experience in one or more areas of the law. Concentrations are flexible guides for the second half of law school enables students to shape their education to prepare for the real needs of legal practice. Each concentration involves survey and specialty courses, an array of simulations, clinics, or externships to develop skills, and a culminating experience such as a seminar or advanced practice opportunity that pulls all the elements together. Concentrations include:


Business and e‑commerce Law

A concentration in business and e‑commerce law prepares students for traditional corporate or

nonprofit practice in private firms or corporate legal departments, as well as tax practice, estate planning, or work with business start‑ups in fields ranging from technology to real estate.

Social Justice

At The University of New Hampshire School of Law, students become a force for change, advocating for social justice in cutting‑edge practice areas such as elder and disability law, family and children's law, and criminal law. Students work in legal clinics, representing real clients and learning what it takes to run a practice efficiently, ethically and profitably, while remaining accessible to the under‑represented in our communities. Opportunities to participate in externships set up in courts, law firms, agencies and businesses nationwide.

Criminal Law

The criminal law concentration not only prepares graduates for a career in the familiar roles of defender or prosecutor, it allows students to explore other areas, such as the burgeoning field of white collar crime resulting from new technologies.

Education Law

The education law curriculum focuses on providing a comprehensive understanding of the law and legal systems to allow you to work confidently in the education arena.

Elder and Disability Law

A background in health law prepares students for work in patient advocacy organizations, private law firms and governmental agencies.

General Practice

Students who choose to concentrate in general practice emerge from their legal education at the Law Center as independent practitioners competent to counsel and represent clients.


The University of New Hampshire School of Law's Devine, Millimet & Branch Courtroom provides students with opportunities to gain experience in a high‑tech facility equipped with the state‑of‑art hardware and software programs that will be used by one‑third of all federal district courts by the year 2003. Through a variety of courses held in a courtroom, students expand their knowledge of visual persuasion beyond the traditional bounds of demonstrative evidence. Workshops on building electronic briefs are offered on regular basis. Working in concert with our interactive multi‑media curriculum, the combination results in unequalled opportunities to explore advocacy, education and the delivery of legal services. In addition, the school's new smart classroom is equipped with the latest electronic presentation technology.


Comprised of 26 full‑time members and 48 adjuncts, the faculty is dedicated to teaching and to providing students the best possible legal education. All are experienced practitioners, many national and international experts in their respective fields. They are committed to academic excellence and scholarship and to inspiring graduates to seek rewarding and successful careers.


The University of New Hampshire School of Law produces three publications: IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, Risk: Health, Safety and Environmental and the Annual Survey of New Hampshire Law. Institutes at the Germeshausen Center for the Law of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Greenberg Trademark Institute and the Intellectual Property Summer Institute.



John D. Hutson (603) 228‑1541(1100)

Vice Dean:

Keith M. Harrison (603) 228‑1541(1146)

Director of Admissions:

Lory Attalla (603) 228‑9217

Director of Financial Aid:

Clinton Hanson (603) 228‑1541(1104)

Library Director:

Judy Gire (603) 228‑1541(1129)

Assistant Dean for Career Services:

Mary B. Sheffer (603) 228‑1541(1175)


Dianna Powers (603) 228‑1541(1103)

Vice‑President for Business:

Jeannie MacKay (603) 228‑1541(1125)

Director of Intellectual Property Graduate Programs:

William O. Hennessey (603) 228‑1541(1172)

Dir., Germeshausen Ctr. for the Law of Innov. and Entrepre.:

Karl F. Jorda (603) 228‑1541(1109)

Dir. of Children's Advocacy Clinic:

Mary Pilkington Casey (603) 228‑1541(1166)

Director of Education Law Institute:

Sarah Redfield (603) 228‑1541(1152)

Director of Institute for Health, Law and Ethics:

David Frydman (603) 228‑1541(1180)

Director of Social Justice Institute:

Brigitte Holmes (603) 228‑1541




KEITH F. BARNABY, (Director, Criminal Practice Clinic, Professor Law), born October 09, 1956; admitted to bar, 1985, New Hampshire; 1992, California. Education: Colgate University (B.A., 1978); University of Denver College of Law (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Criminal Practice Clinic Classroom Component. Email:


JON L. CAVICCHI, born Plymouth, Massachusetts, April 15, 1959; admitted to bar, 1985, Massachusetts; 1986, California. Education: Stonehill College (B.A., 1981); The University of New Hampshire School of Law (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Intellectual Property Research Tools, MIP Research. Email:


JOSEPH A. DICKINSON, (Professor of Law), born Ridgeway, Pennsylvania, April 30, 1947; admitted to bar, 1974, Pennsylvania; 1977, Tennessee; 1982, New Hampshire. Education: Haverford College (B.A., 1970); New York University (J.D., 1973). COURSES: Introduction to UCC, Employment Law, Contracts, Moot Court. Email:


THOMAS G. FIELD, JR., (Professor of Law), born Morgantown, West Virginia, June 8, 1942; admitted to bar, 1969, West Virginia; 1974, Ohio; 1975, New Hampshire. Education: West Virginia University (A.B., 1964; J.D., 1969); New York University (LL.M., Trade Regulation, 1970). COURSES: Administrative and Related Process in Intellectual Property, Administrative Process, Introduction to Intellectual Property, Moot Court, LLM Thesis Seminar. Email:


JON M. GARON, (Professor of Law), born 1963; admitted to bar, 1988, California. Education: University of Minnesota (B.A., 1985); Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1988). COURSES: Entertainment, Business, IP Copyright and Entertainment, Corporations, Contracts. Email:


HUGH GIBBONS, (Professor of Law), born Boston, Massachusetts, September 14, 1939; admitted to bar, 1964, Illinois. Education: Northwestern University (B.A., 1961); University of Chicago (M.B.A., 1968); Northwestern University (J.D., 1964). COURSES: Torts, Information Torts, Legal Philosophy, Law and Economics, Moot Court, Remedies. Email:


JUDITH A. GIRE, (Library Director and Professor of Law), born Scranton, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1947. Education: Wilson College (B.A., 1969); University of Michigan (A.M.L.S., 1970); Franklin Pierce Law Center (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, Moot Court. Email:


WILLIAM O. HENNESSEY, (Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Programs), born Providence, Rhode Island, September 20, 1946; admitted to bar, 1987, New Hampshire. Education: Brown University (A.B., 1968); University of Michigan (Ph.D., 1980); The University of New Hampshire School of Law (J.D., 1986). COURSES: Intellectual Property, International Economic Regulation, MIC Research & Writing, Public International Law, Moot Court. Email:


RICHARD A. HESSE, (Professor Emeritus of Law), born Johnstown, Pennsylvania, October 2, 1934; admitted to bar, 1968, District of Columbia. Education: Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.S., 1958); Temple University (M.A., 1964); Northwestern University; Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1968). COURSES: Civil Rights & Liberties, Constitutional Law, Supreme Court Seminar, Professional Responsibility, Moot Court. Email:


BRIGITTE HOLMES, (Director of Social Justice Institute), born Harrisburg, Virginia, March 25, 1957; admitted to bar, 1984, Alaska; 1988, New Hampshire. Education: Golden State University School of Law (B.A., 1978; J.D., 1983).


MARCUS HURN, (Professor of Law), born Neosho, Missouri, October 27, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977, Missouri; 1983, New Hampshire. Education: Southwest Missouri State (B.S., 1974); University of Missouri, Kansas City (J.D., 1977); Sterling Fellow, Yale Law School. COURSES: Business Problems & Strategy, Conflicts of Law, Debtor/Creditor Relations, Property, Moot Court. Email:


CRAIG S. JEPSON, (Professor of Law), born Los Angeles, California, July 15, 1958; admitted to bar, 1987, California; 1975, District of Columbia; 1981, Commonwealth of Virginia. Education: University of Southern California (B.S., 1979; J.D., 1987); Pepperdine University (M.B.A., 1982). COURSES: Biotechnology Patent Practice. Email:


CHRISTOPHER MALLATRATT JOHNSON, born Washington, DC, June 16, 1967; admitted to bar, 1994, California; 1995, Georgia; 1996, Alabama. Education: Carleton College (B.A., 1989); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1994). COURSES: Criminal Law and Procedure. Email:


KARL F. JORDA, (David Rines Professor of Intellectual Property Law), born Germany, April 29, 1929; admitted to bar, 1957, Illinois and Indiana; 1961, New York. Education: Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany; College of Great Falls (B.A., 1953); Notre Dame University (M.A., 1954; J.D., 1957). Adjunct Professor, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA. COURSES: Licensing/Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property Management. Email:


KIMBERLY KIRKLAND, (Professor of Law), born 1961; admitted to bar, 1990, Massachusetts; 1994, New Hampshire. Education: Williams College (B.A., 1983); Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Employment Law. Email:


CYNTHIA R. LANDAU, (Assistant Law Librarian and Professor of Law), born Independence, Missouri, July 18, 1949. Education: Park College (B.A., 1971); University of Missouri, Columbia (M.L.S., 1972); The University of New Hampshire School of Law (J.D., 1980). COURSES: Legal Research. Email:


WILLIAM D. MURPHY, (Professor of Law), born Washington, D.C., January 31, 1949; admitted to bar, 1974, Pennsylvania; 1976, District of Columbia; 1980, Massachusetts; 1993, New York. Education: Denison University (B.A., 1971); Harvard University (M.B.A., 1981; D.B.A., 1987); Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1974). COURSES: Antitrust Law, Business Associations, Essential Business Concepts, Information Technologies, Moot Court. Of counsel: Devine, Millimet & Branch, Manchester, NH. Email:


ELLEN J. MUSINSKY, (Professor of Law), born Brookline, Massachusetts, June 17, 1950; admitted to bar, 1975, New Hampshire. Education: University of Vermont (B.A., 1972); Northeastern University (J.D., 1975). COURSES: Administrative Law and Advocacy, Family Law, Non Profit Corporations, Moot Court. Email: emusinsky@fplc.dedu


JOHN LAWRENCE ORCUTT, (Professor of Law), born California, November 01, 1967; admitted to bar, 1994, New York. Education: University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1990; J.D., 1993). COURSES: Business Associations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Regulation, Start‑ups. Email:


MARY T. PILKINGTON‑CASEY, (Assistant Clinical Professor; Director, Childrens' Advocacy Clinic), born Connecticut, August 13, 1948; admitted to bar, 1986, New Hampshire. Education: Central Connecticut State University (B.A., 1973); University of Hartford; Franklin Pierce Law Center (J.D., 1986); Boston College (M.S.W., 1975). COURSES: Children's Advocacy, Civil Practice Clinic, Advanced Civil Practice Clinic, Moot Court. Email:


SARAH E. REDFIELD, (Professor of Law), born Portland, Maine, October 18, 1948; admitted to bar, 1974, Maine. Education: Mount Holyoke College (B.A., 1970); Northeastern Law School (J.D., 1974); Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1983). COURSES: Administrative Process, Environmental Law, Education Law, Moot Court. Email:


SUSAN M. RICHEY, (Professor of Law), born Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, July 24, 1950; admitted to bar, 1982, California. Education: College of William and Mary (B.S., 1973); University of Baltimore (B.A., 1977); University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 1980). COURSES: Trademarks and Deceptive Practices, Copyright Law, Information Technologies, Moot Court. Email:


ALBERT SCHERR, (Professor of Law), born Bennington, Vermont, September 6, 1952; admitted to bar, 1982, New Hampshire. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1974); Vermont Law School (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Expert Witnesses & Scientific Evidence, Intellectual Property Litigation. Email:


MITCHELL M. SIMON, (Professor of Law), born New York, N.Y., December 28, 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, New Hampshire. Education: Hofstra University (B.S., 1973); Boston University (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Health Law I, Professional Responsibility, Community Lawyering. Email:


SOPHIE SPARROW, (Professor of Law), born 1958; admitted to bar, 1986, New Hampshire. Education: Harvard College (A.B., 1982); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1986). COURSES: Legal Writing and Analysis, Legal Research. Email:


PETER WRIGHT, (Director of Clinical Programs), born Bay Shore, New York, June 26, 1950; admitted to bar, 1980, New Hampshire. Education: Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1976); The University of New Hampshire School of Law (J.D., 1980). COURSES: Civil Practice Clinic, Mediation Clinic. Email: