UH and University of New Hampshire law schools forge J-Term partnership

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University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law Dean Megan Carpenter, UNH Professor Micky Minhas and UH Law School Dean Camille Nelson at a reception to celebrate the schools’ partnership. (Photo credits: Frankie Marullo)

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law has formed a new partnership with the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law. The inaugural initiative brought over 30 Franklin Pierce School of Law students to campus to join Richardson Law students during J-Term, held from January 8th to 12th.

New Hampshire students are enrolled in their school’s part-time hybrid JD program with a focus on intellectual property, technology, and information law. They attended the Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurship, and Indigenous Community Development class with Visiting UNH Professor Micky Minhas and UNH Dean Megan Carpenter. The class also featured local legal experts from Richardson Law and the Oʻahu legal community.

Richardson staff, faculty and students hosted a reception with the New Hampshire students and their team on January 11 to celebrate the partnership.

New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law students and administrators with Dean Camille Nelson
Carpenter, Nelson, Minhas and UNH students and staff.

UH Law School Dean Camille Nelson said she hopes this is the beginning of continued collaboration.

“We were excited to host members of the UNH law school on our campus. The interactions and camaraderie forged were valuable, especially for the students who benefited from this innovative educational opportunity,” Nelson said. “This was a great opportunity to work together – it highlights the ability of law schools to cooperate and collaborate, as opposed to competing, to best serve our students. We hope the experience was impactful and a wonderful introduction to the Richardson Law School community and Hawaiʻi more broadly.”

January Term, also known as J-Term, gives Richardson students the opportunity to take specialized mini-courses taught by some of the world’s leading scholars, professors, and judges. This year’s J-Term featured classes taught by:

For more information, please visit our J-Term webpage