UNH Law Review Publishes Special Issue Dedicated to Justice Duggan
On April 11, the University of New Hampshire Law Review honored James E. Duggan, former Associate Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, with the publication of a special issue detailing his work and legacy. At a reception held at the law school, former colleagues, students, and clerks of Justice Duggan paid tribute to his work as a justice, as a law professor, and in creating the New Hampshire Appellate Defender Program.
We dedicate this special issue to Justice James E. Duggan for his tireless efforts in the legal community. We can think of numerous adjectives to describe Justice Duggan’s illustrious career. However, words fail to adequately capture the irreplaceable impact Justice Duggan had on the development of the law and the impact he had on those around him. Justice Duggan embodies the characteristics and attitude that newly minted attorneys and seasoned practitioners alike strive to obtain and develop.
Duggan served on the UNH Law faculty from 1977 to 2000 and was the law school's interim dean from 1997-1999. Prior to his appointment to the New Hampshire Supreme Court in January 2001, he was selected “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” by the members of the Class of 2001. He retired from the New Hampshire Supreme Court in January 2013.
Duggan was instrumental in the growth of the school in its early years, especially in developing the criminal law program. He taught a variety of courses, including criminal procedure, federal courts, appellate advocacy, appellate practice clinic, state constitutional law, and community lawyering.
The special issue of the University of New Hampshire Law Review features the following articles:
- "A Conversation with Justice James Duggan" by James Duggan, David Garfunkel, and Mitchell Simon
- "The Jurisprudence of Justice James Duggan," Sarah Merrigan, Jennifer Turco Beaudet, Danielle Pacik, Clara Dietel, and Jeanne Herrick
- "James Duggan and the Birth of the New Hampshire Appellate Defender Program," by Christopher Johnson
The complete issue is available here.