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Franklin Pierce Law Center

Franklin Pierce Law Center is a private, independent law school located in Concord, NH, with an enrollment of approximately 450 students. Our students represent every continent and nearly every state, and our graduates work in legal, governmental, business, and educational organizations worldwide. Faculty members are committed to academic excellence, scholarship, and to inspiring graduates to seek rewarding and successful careers. Since its founding, Pierce Law has been recognized worldwide as a leader in the study of U.S. and international intellectual property law. On these pages you will find the latest information on activities and events at Pierce Law, as well as news of recent achievements of our students, faculty, and alumni.

Here, at Franklin Pierce Law Center we focus on you as an individual. We give you flexibility in selecting courses and planning your career; encourage your participation in a rich array of clinics, small classes, externships, publications, and independent projects; and provide you with the chance to do legal work while you are still a student.

Pierce Law is located in beautiful Concord, New Hampshire, which is also the state capital. If you would like to know more about life in Concord, please visit the Chamber of Commerce or the New Hampshire Department of Tourism.

Pierce Law strives to provide its students with the best possible legal education. Pierce Law is a community of scholars, oriented towards the practice of law, who teach, learn and empower others to contribute productively to a global legal system. Students from around the world with diverse experiences engage in active, practice-based learning in small, cooperative and interactive learning environments. While traditional areas of law and emerging specialties are taught, the intellectual property law curriculum, one of the broadest in the country, is continually emphasized and improved. Graduates are highly capable, confident professionals who will serve clients, employers and the public with integrity and excellence.


Excellence — Pierce Law seeks to excel in all it undertakes and to inspire its students to excel in their pursuit of educations and careers.

Public Service — Pierce Law recognizes its obligation to its community and the greater public. It strives to improve the lives of people and encourages its students to do the same.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship — Pierce Law was founded in the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. It supports and promotes creativity and the exploration of innovative solutions. It is receptive to change and views challenges as growth opportunities.

Integrity — Pierce Law believes that its mission to deliver legal education creates an obligation to adhere to the highest ethical standards. These standards apply equally to its administrative/fi nancial affairs and in all dealings with students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders.

Leadership — Pierce Law leads by empowering its community and others to act and think in ways that will get the job done, consistent with proper governance and mindful of the needs of all.

Teaching and Scholarship — Pierce Law believes in a healthy blending of practical application and scholarship. It defi nes scholarship broadly to include articles about law for a non-legal audience, legislative drafting, technology and internet-based knowledge forums and other opportunities to gain and impart legal wisdom. The
Pierce Law library supports both teaching and scholarship.

Diversity — Pierce Law values diverse opinions, backgrounds, and perspectives that come from diversity of national origin, race, gender and culture. This enrichment within the classroom and Pierce Law community is core to the educational experience.

Global Perspective — Pierce Law is committed to a global perspective in the education of its students.
It is equally committed to maintaining a robust community of foreign students so that they and its American students can learn from each other.

Respect and Professionalism — Pierce Law recognizes the importance of individual excellence and personal accountability. Its success depends on working collaboratively and treating everyone with respect. Dignity and respect are critical to successful leadership and professional relationships.

School name:Franklin Pierce Law Center
Address:Two White Street
Zip & city:NH 03301 New Hampshire

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