Graduate Certificate in Commerce & Technology (Residential)

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law
6 months
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

About this program

Graduate Certificate in Commerce &Technology (Residential)

The Graduate Certificate is designed for lawyers, students, business executives, patent or trademark practitioners, technology managers or professionals who want to gain substantial knowledge and practical skills through academic coursework.

Supported by UNH Law's strong IP foundation, the Commerce and Technology program is built at the intersection of business and law to tackle evolving legal issues facing new business and e-commerce in the global information age economy.

Expert faculty tailor courses to current events and developments, and the program offers flexibility to match the career objectives of each individual student. Course work addresses rapidly-developing areas of the law, such as cybercrime and consumers' private information.

Admission requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score, taken within three years from the time of application submission. If you have earned an undergraduate university degree where the language of instruction was English, no TOEFL or IELTS examination is required. However, you must have signed documentation from an administrator at the university confirming English language as the medium of instruction. The University Of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School Of Law’s Institution Code is 3396 for TOEFL. No code is required for IELTS. No other test of English language proficiency will be accepted.

Accepted TOEFL scores:

  • Paper: 550
  • IBT: 80

Accepted IELTS score: 6.5

The Admission Committee may waive the proof of language ability requirement under compelling circumstances.

For more information about admission requirements, Please visit the school website.

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Program content

Residential Candidate Requirements

  • American Legal Process and Analysis I
  • E-Commerce and The Law

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school website for more information.

Program delivery

A top-100 law school with an IP program ranked in the top 10 for nearly three decades, you'll work with highly experienced faculty and enjoy access to a global network of influential practitioners. With immersive classroom experiences to learn from experts in the field in places like Silicon Valley, we know some of the best learning happens not just inside the classroom, but outside as well. Students complete the program in a six-month full-time residential format.


Graduate Certificate Programs Tuition & Fees

  • NH Resident:$1,140.00 per credit
  • Out-of-State Resident:$1,290.00 per credit


As we do more business online, our economy is changing. We face daily challenges and opportunities at the intersection of new digital technologies, new business models, and the regulatory and legal landscape. This commerce and technology graduate certificate, supported by UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law's strong intellectual property (IP) foundation, is designed for lawyers and nonlawyers who are interested in the intersection of information technology, business, and law. Expert faculty tackle current events and rapidly developing areas such as new payment systems and the handling of consumers' private information. This certificate program is a great fit for domestic and foreign professionals working in today's evolving digital and data-driven economy.

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UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law

University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law has been a powerhouse for nearly five decades, offering a top-ranked US legal education in global innovation and Top 10 Intellectual Property Law program in the USA. We offer a traditional...

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UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law

2 White Street
03301 Concord NH
United States of America (USA)

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