Saturday, March 20, 2010

University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Law Center Move Towards Merger

The board of trustees of the University of New Hampshire has approved an affiliation with the Franklin Pierce Law Center. A full merger can take place pending approval by the American Bar Association and a regional accrediting body. At that time, the law school will become the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

This merger comes after a similar announcement between the Southern New England School of Law and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. It appears that stand-alone law and medical schools are finding it increasingly difficult to compete with counterparts that are part of major research institutions, and are dwindling in numbers.