Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program Faculty
John Burwell Garvey
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Director, Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program
Prior to joining UNH Law as a full-time faculty member in 2005, Professor Garvey had a long association as a member of the adjunct faculty. He has extensive teaching experience and has been a frequent presenter to lawyers and judges.
Garvey brings to UNH School of Law nearly 30 years of lessons learned in practice. He started his legal career as a lieutenant in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps and successfully defended what is believed to be the first case of a military doctor ever charged with manslaughter following the death of a patient.
During his three years in the Navy, Lt. Garvey had a distinguished courtroom career and received both the Navy Achievement Medal and the American Bar Association Award for Professional Merit.
Dartmouth College, English/Shakespeare major
David Cleveland has a passion for the dramatic arts and arts education as well as a commitment to the future of New Hampshire. He was born and raised in New London, NH, and is the son of the late Jim Cleveland, who for 20 years was the US Representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District.
David Cleveland began his career in the arts by performing with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Boulder Dinner Theater, the Country Dinner Playhouse, the Weston Playhouse in Vermont, the La Jolla Playhouse in California, and Off Broadway at the Equity Library Theater.
Since then, he has performed and/or produced and directed theater and award winning shows, in among other places, the prestigious Empty Space Theater in Seattle, the Lowenstein Theater in Denver and the Derby Dinner Theater in Louisville, KY.
In New York City, he appeared on Broadway in Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. For 10 years he performed all of the male roles in all 4 productions of Phantom in North America. He established the Sharon Stage Educational Theater Program in Connecticut, and many of his students have gone on to Broadway and feature films.
University of New Hampshire School of Law Professor of Law
Professor Hurn has taught fifteen different subjects and basic courses including Contracts, Civil Procedure and Business Associations as well as specialized subjects, such as state and local taxation and historical development of the common and civil law.
He is regularly sought by practicing lawyers and legislative committees for expertise on corporate law, financial reorganization, state and local taxation and charitable trusts. A recognized expert on white-collar crime, he has testified in the prosecution of several multimillion-dollar fraud cases.
He is also co–author of several statutes, including the NH Hate Crimes Law, the sexual orientation portions of the NH Law Against Discrimination, the Business Corporations Act and the Limited Liability Company Act.
Marilyn Billings McNamara
Legal Advice and Referral Center
Concord, New Hampshire
While starting out as a general practitioner in 1978, McNamara soon began to focus on family law and developed a statewide practice in family law litigation. During her 24-year tenure in private practice, she participated in the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Pro Bono program as a lawyer and board member, eventually chairing the program’s governing board.
She has served on the New Hampshire Judicial Council and the New Hampshire Judicial Selection Commission. She has also served on a variety of Bar committees, including Continuing Legal Education and Delivery of Legal Services and Professionalism.
McNamara received the L. Jonathan Ross Award for Outstanding Service to the Poor in 1996. In 2001, she accepted the position of executive director of the Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC). She currently sits on the Board of Bar Governors of the Bar Association. She has coached Soughegan High School's Mock Trial team.
Emily Gray Rice
Boston University, B.A., cum laude, Philosophy and Political Science
Boston University, M.A., Political Science
Northeastern University Law School, J.D.
Emily Gray Rice is a trial attorney with extensive experience in federal and state courts. She also maintains a private mediation practice. She regularly defends legal, medical and other professional malpractice claims, and also defends clients in employment, media and civil rights litigation.
Earlier in her career, Rice served as chief of the Civil Bureau in New Hampshire’s Department of Justice. Emily is committed to actively and efficiently resolving problems in conjunction with clients. Rice’s experience includes: successfully defending obstetrician-gynecologists and other physicians before New Hampshire juries; successfully defending in the First Circuit an IP law firm’s right to enforce the arbitration clause in a retainer agreement; for over a decade, serving as legal counsel to WMUR-TV, New Hampshire’s largest television station; obtaining a defendant’s verdict in Fair Labor Standards Act litigation; negotiating a federal court consent decree in a class action involving thousands of plaintiffs, addressing the services available to educationally-handicapped youth in residential placements.