University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Clinics: Consumer & Commercial Law

Peter S. Wright, Professor of Law Director of Clinical Programs

Students will prosecute and defend cases involving identity theft, unfair trade practices, small business disputes, predatory lending, auto fraud, bankruptcy, unfair sales practices, debt collection defense, and commercial issues.

Students are required to interview clients and witnesses; investigate facts; research applicable state and federal law; write pleadings and briefs; and conduct court proceedings from motion hearings to trials. They may represent their clients in District, Superior, Federal and Bankruptcy courts.

The clinic is operated as a small law firm to familiarize students with many of the practice management systems used by firms throughout the country, including calendaring, conflicts checking, time and billing, word processing, case management, and specialized practice software.