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Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Throwback Thursdays - Welcome Back Students!

“The Road goes ever on and on

Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can,

Pursuing it with eager feet,

Until it joins some larger way

Where many paths and errands meet.

And whither then? I cannot say.”

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Throwback Thursdays - What Our School Means to the State, to Concord, and to the World

It can be easy to overlook the huge impact our school, UNH Law (formerly known as Franklin Pierce Law Center), has had, and still has, on the state of New Hampshire and on Concord.  The influence is not only economic; it has been vital for many years to the practice of law in New Hampshire, the placement of grads in a dynamic workforce, the advancement of the Public Interest and support for the needy, and the social, cultural, and political fabric of our great state.

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Way Back Wednesdays - the Buck Bowl

In this installment of the UNH School of Law Archives blog, we take a look back at one of the great yearly traditions in the annals of our history - the annual Buck Bowl!  Held shortly after the Fall mid-terms, the Buck Bowl was a chance for students to let loose and have some fun.  Surrounded by food and festivity, the Buck Bowl (named after our illustrious Professor Dane Buck) was a cherished intramural touch football tournament.  Below are some great photos from various years when the event was at its height.

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Library Haiku by Will Grimes - Part 1

The following text is a digitally reprinted edition of Will Grimes Library Haiku, a collection of poems he wrote and compiled in 2007 that has become a classic in UNH Law's history (as well as Franklin Pierce Law Center).  Enjoy!

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Forensic Fridays

The following few photos recall the FPLC Library of the 1970s and early 1980s.  Some of you may remember the beautiful decor.  The entrance photos you see below were taken when the main entrance to the library was on the ground floor.  You would enter the library through the door that opens onto the Jury Box area (near the hallway with the lockers).  It is an Emergency Exit now and otherwise not used.

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : an IDEA Made Manifest

This early IDEA newsletter represents a snapshot in time.  It documents the opening of Franklin Pierce Law Center at the current location and lays out the early vision for the school, from the class structure and layout to affiliate members and some early faculty. Of note are Tom Field, an icon in our school history, and Hugh Gibbons, who would go on to do great things for the school but who was only just beginning here.