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Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : the Class of 1978 - Part 2

First, a little sidenote:  what we thought were 1978 Graduation pictures (placed in a folder which stated unequivocally Class of 1978) were actually photos from the graduating class of 1983.  It took a bit of research, but thanks to A. J.

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : the Class of 1978 - Part 1

The Class of 1978 marks a seminal year at Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law).  Out of this early group came many distinguished alumni (not to mention some real characters), who went on to do great things and make their mark in the world and in the practice of law.  What follows in this blog and the ones after this is a look back at that class on their day of graduation and a look back at the Class of 78 Reunion as well in 1998.  All this is, of course, in anticipation of the 2018 Reunion, upcoming in March.  In a number of cas

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : Founding Documents I

This blog entry marks the first of several entries featuring documents, photos and other items from the very beginnings of the law school.  As you peruse the items, you will feel the driving energy and determination that gave birth to the first law school in New Hampshire, then known as Franklin Pierce Law Center.  It was during a dramatic time in history politically and culturally, and that dynamism carried over in the creation of the law center, as new students became participants in a new type of law school which would turn out practice-ready lawyers and advocates wh

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.