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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. 

Opinions discussed are solely the opinion of the faculty or host, and do not constitute legal advice or necessarily represent the official views of the University of New Hampshire and UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.

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The Legal Impact: The Great Facebook Outage

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Professor Tiffany Li dives into the legal and business implications of the October 4th Facebook outage and their new rebranding that was announced this week.  Read More
Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: Gruden Resigns and Latest from US Soccer Equal Pay Lawsuit

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Professor Michael McCann breaks down the Jon Gruden resignation as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders and gives an update to the US Soccer equal pay lawsuit. Read More
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Inside Law Admissions: International Criminal Law & Justice

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Professor Buzz Scherr and Director of Graduate and International Admissions Sarah Dorner dive into the 100% online International Criminal Law and Justice Program. This program is available as a LL.M. and Master's, addressing fast-paced developments in the globalization of commerce, terrorism, human rights, and criminal law. Who is it for, how will it improve your career, how do classes work, and how you apply are all covered. Read More
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The Legal Impact: On the Issues, Epic v. Apple

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property hosted "On the Issues: Epic v. Apple" on 9/29 with Professors Bill Murphy and Micky Minhas, JD '97 to discuss the ins-and-outs of the Epic v. Apple trial, examining the legal arguments of mobile platforms, app monopolies, and modern antitrust law. This is the audio from the full event. Read More
Lucy Hodder

The Legal Impact: Escape from COVID-19

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Professor Lucy Hodder, our resident health law and policy expert, breaks down the Biden administrations push to use OSHA to mandate vaccines and testing, as well as complex nature of getting more people vaccinated. Read More
Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: Unpaid Taxes and ADA Compliance

Friday, September 17, 2021
Professor Michael McCann discusses Randolph Morris being in hot water over not paying taxes on income made in China and ADA compliance lawsuits over wheelchair accessibility at the Seattle Mariners stadium. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Post-Pandemic Privacy Law

Monday, September 13, 2021
Professor Tiffany Li discusses her recent article on privacy law in the post-pandemic age, including issues regarding equal access and need for federal legislation. Read More
John Greabe

The Legal Impact: New Abortion Law in Texas

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Professor John Greabe breaks down the new Texas abortion law and the effect of the US Supreme Court declining to put it on hold. Read More
John Greabe

The Legal Impact: Divisive Concepts

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Professor John Greabe discusses the recent "divisive concepts" legislation that was passed in New Hampshire, including the possible chilling effect, complications for teachers, and how it compares nationally. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Judicial Sentencing Reform

Thursday, August 12, 2021
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses the complex nature of judicial sentencing and reform, centered around two unequal rulings out of Cleveland, OH. Read More