University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (Concord)
Contact/ Disability Resource Center
The Office of the Assistant Dean for Students supports all UNH Franklin Pierce Law students in their pursuit to learn and be successful. We are available if you have an academic or personal question, problem, or concern. We advocate for students, and support extracurricular activities, as well as oversee orientation, wellness programs, and commencement. In addition, we assist students with personal matters, students with disabilities, short term medical concerns, Title IX matters, and family emergencies. We can help connect you to useful resources in the community and in the university.
Contact: Lauren Berger
Assistant Dean for Students
Student Accessibility Services (General University Office)
SAS ensures reasonable accommodations and equal access to all UNH students with a documented disability. We provide services to students who have permanent or temporary disabilities that affect academics, housing, and parking. Our dedicated staff is here to support students and faculty & staff with questions regarding our process, implementation, and general guidance. We look forward to working with you!
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
227 Smith Hall • 3 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824-3594
Phone: (603) 862-2607
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (603) 862-2616
TTY Users: 7-1-1 or 800-735-2964 (Relay NH)
Disability Rights Center of NH: DRC NH protects, advances, and strengthens the legal rights and advocacy interests of all people with disabilities. Externships at DRC NH involve working with staff attorneys representing clients with disabilities in courts throughout NH and assisting clients facing disability discrimination and other disability related issues in a broad range of areas including workplace/employment, voting, housing, education, juvenile, medical care, benefits, mental health, etc.
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee (Quincy, Massachusetts): MHLAC is a legal and policy advocacy organization focused on advancing the rights and opportunities of persons with mental health challenges. Externships at MHLAC involve working with staff attorneys providing advice and representing clients on a variety of issues including access to mental health services, treatment rights, equitable treatment in custody and visitation matters, guardianship abuse, insurance discrimination, educational rights, and mistreatment in institutional and community settings.
Mental Health and the Law
Mental Health Alliance: Our mission is to facilitate communication, increase awareness and reduce stigma related to students accessing mental health support and resources during law school. MHA hosts regular student run meetings called "exhale," where students provide and receive peer support regarding mental health challenges and stressors during law school. MHA also hosts events and trainings related to mental health and serves as a resource and source of support for students struggling with mental health challenges during law school.