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UNH, Franklin Pierce Law Center Affiliation Agreement Signed

April 28, 2010

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President Mark Huddleston signs an affiliation agreement officially creating a merger with Franklin Pierce Law Center while Ed Dupont, USNH board of trustee chairman, left, Franklin Pierce Law Center President and Dean John Hutson, and Gov. John Lynch, right, look on at the law center in Concord Tuesday.

Franklin Pierce Law Center will be named the University of New Hampshire School of Law pending approval of the affiliation by the American Bar Association and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The affiliation calls for the formation of two integration committees – academic and administrative – that will make recommendations for how best to maximize the benefits of the two schools coming together.

Pierce Law is a global leader in innovative legal education. Its internationally-renowned intellectual property program boasts one of the largest full-time faculties in the field, a broad range of curricular offerings, and the only academic intellectual property library in the nation. Through its Social Justice Institute, wide range of clinics, externships, and unique Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, Pierce Law is a leader in practice-based education.

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