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Jul 26, 2015 4:02 PM

NH law professor honored for innovative program

The Associated Press

CONCORD — A University of New Hampshire School of Law professor is being honored by the bar association as the director of a program that allows scholars to skip the two-day bar exam through hands-on practice of law before they graduate.

Attorney John Garvey, director of the law school's Daniel Webster Scholars Honors Program, is receiving the New Hampshire Bar Association's 2015 Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession Award.

Garvey developed the unique program that permits qualified scholars to be trained and evaluated over a two-year period.

Denver University's Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, in a 30-page report this spring, said the program is "ahead of the curve in graduating new lawyers" and called it a model for other law schools.


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