franklin pierce law center
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
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.
Hi All. The following photos are of some of our former and present Faculty. Illustrious professors, all!
Professor Keith Harrison
Professor Sue Ritchie
Happy Thursday! On this episode of Classic Interiors, we take a look at Franklin Pierce Law Center (now UNH School of Law) circa 1989, approximately 27 years ago. We see the lobby as it used to be, with the stylish, semi-circular Information Desk in the very front near the main door. Holding down the fort as ever is our beloved Jan Neuman, a stalwart symbol of all that is Franklin Pierce and UNH School of Law for many years (we miss you, Jan)!
Concord, New Hampshire is an old city as American cities go. It was settled in 1725 by the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and renamed Concord in 1765. It has a rich and storied history, and has supported and been supported by many vibrant and vital enterprises during its time. The Industrial Revolution left its mark on Concord (and nearby Manchester), and by the mid-1800's, it was one of the most prosperous and economically vibrant small cities in the United States. For a very interesting read (with many old and rare photographs of Concord), visit Concord Memories -
In the previous posting the infamous First Graduating Class of 1974 photo disappeared off the blog post at some point! (it was there the first few days). Here is a reposting of the Blog Entry Plus Photo. Enjoy!
"Here are a few photos of the new "digs", as well as a photo of another sort of beginning - the first graduating class at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Class of '74! This is going back a ways, folks. See anyone you recognize?"
The University of New Hampshire School of Law Institutional Archive "began" on 9/9/2015 with the idea of preserving our school’s past and documenting the history of the school (both as UNH Law and as Franklin Pierce Law Center) in a centralized location. The project is still in its infancy, relatively speaking, and not yet "open for business", but we are moving forward steadily. Below is a draft for the proposal which states in clear terms the ultimate purpose(s) of the UNH Law Archive: