EdUp Legal Podcast, Episode 54: Conversation with Megan M. Carpenter
EdUp Legal Podcast with Host Patty Roberts
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Dean Megan M. Carpenter began her role at the University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law in summer 2017. The fit was a natural one for Dean Carpenter given her expertise in intellectual property and innovation, particularly with Franklin Pierce School of Law having the #4 IP program in the country. This episode explores the robust programming in IP at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, including a hybrid JD focused on IP that engages students in immersions in a variety of cities so that they can learn from experts in the field where they work. Dean Carpenter also discusses the impressive Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, a first-of-its-kind program in the country that tests students with a variant of the New Hampshire Bar exam during their last two years of law school, making them members of the New Hampshire bar the day before graduation. Graduates of the Honors Program are also eligible to sit for the bar exam in any jurisdiction outside New Hampshire for which they would qualify having graduated from an ABA-accredited law school, and the program now boasts alumni in more than a dozen other bars throughout the country. Finally, Dean Carpenter shares her thoughts about the future of legal education and its likely unbundling in order to meet the changing demands of the profession and increasing gaps in access to justice.
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