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The Legal Impact

Never miss an episode by subscribing on Apple, GoogleStitcher, and Spotify! University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law’s legal experts give the legal angle on the latest news topics. Subjects covered range from U.S. Supreme Court decisions, sports law, technology, and more. 

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The Legal Impact: Summer SCOTUS Wrap-Up, Part 1

Thursday, July 22, 2021
Part one of three from our Summer United States Supreme Court Wrap-Up live stream that took place on July 20th, presented by this podcast and The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice Leadership & Public Service. This episode features Dean Megan Carpenter discussing Mahanoy School District v. B.L. and Professor Michael McCann talking about NCAA v. Alston. Read More
Melissa Davis

Profiles: Melissa Davis

Thursday, July 8, 2021
In this edition of Profiles, Professor Melissa Davis shares how a legal residency changed her career path, her experience as a public defender, and why she decided to move into teaching and directing our legal services clinic. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Healthcare Sustainability - Perspectives on Cost, Affordability, and Access

Thursday, July 1, 2021
Listen to the recording of the June 16, 2021 event "Healthcare Sustainability: Perspectives on Cost, Affordability, and Access," hosted by UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law and the Institute for Health Policy and Practice. Support for this event provided by the Endowment for Health. Read More
Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: Professor McCann Speaks to the US Senate

Thursday, June 17, 2021
Professor Michael McCann describes his experience testifying before the US Senate on NCAA college athlete name, image, and likeness rights. He also outlines his reasoning for federal law to be the best course of action. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Anom - A Global Police Sting

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Communications using the encrypted messaging app Anom led to the arrest of at least 800 individuals worldwide, Professor Buzz Scherr breaks down the operation and privacy concerns around this sting. Read More
Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: MLB All-Star Game Lawsuit

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Professor Michael McCann dives into a billion-dollar lawsuit centered around the MLB All Star game venue change, protesting Georgia voting laws. Read More
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The Legal Impact: CEPI Response to the Pandemic

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Richard Wilder, JD '84, General Counsel and Director of Business Development at CEPI, gave the 2021 commencement address discussing the hurdles of worldwide vaccine creation and distribution, especially how CEPI coordinated with groups like the World Health Organization to accelerate the development of COVID-19 vaccines. Today’s podcast is a selection from that presentation. Read More
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Warrantless Home Gun Confiscation

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses how the US Supreme Court ruled that a warrantless home gun confiscation was unconstitutional, diving into the fourth amendment and red flag law implications. Read More
Michael McCann

NIL Rights for Georgia’s College Athletes

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Professor Mike McCann discusses Georgia’s new college athlete name, image, and likeness bill. Read More
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What to do when you get pulled over

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Professor Buzz Scherr breaks down what you should do and what your rights are when pulled over by the police. Read More