I spent a summer at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (at the time Franklin Pierce Law Center) before arriving at Mizzou law. It was a great experience. Concord feels rural but is only an hour from Boston and, because of the law school's long focus on patent law, the area is riddled with patent attorneys. But for my local family connections here in Missouri, I would have been very happy to stay on-board as a member of the patent law powerhouse.
Professor Tom Field retired this year from the faculty after 45 years in the patent law business. His shoes will be difficult to fill. However, the law school is creating a newly endowed chair in patent law and is looking to hire an established scholar and excellent teacher to fill that role for the 2013–2014 school year. Interested individuals should send their application materials to email@example.com.