Admission by Successful Completion of DWS Program
The Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program is a program of the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, New Hampshire. It is designed to prepare law school graduates for practice through "practice courses" and evaluations designed to develop and test fundamental skills of legal practice, including communication, negotiation, organization, work management and legal ethics. These courses are required in addition to traditional law school classes in legal principles, reasoning and case law. Students in the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program are required to undergo evaluations periodically throughout the two-year program, and before graduating, are required to undergo a two-day assessment process, consisting of interviews, testing and simulations.
Supreme Court Rule 42(XII) makes graduates of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program eligible for admission to the New Hampshire bar upon completion of the program without further examination. A Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program graduate must apply for admission within one year of completing the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program.
A person seeking admission to the bar after completion of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program must submit: (1) the Petition and Questionnaire for Admission to the Bar of New Hampshire, and submit all documentation requested in the petition and questionnaire; and (2) the Application for Admission Pursuant to New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 42(XII). Please use the Packet Completion Checklist (Daniel Webster Scholars) to make sure that your submission is complete.
The deadline for applications for Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program graduates who seek admission upon graduation is January 15.
A Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program graduate seeking admission to the New Hampshire bar must submit one check or money order for $725.00 made payable to the State of New Hampshire.
Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program graduates must successfully complete the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) before being admitted to the bar.