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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 State of Bail Reform

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses how the bail system works, the impact of reforms, and the work New Hampshire has done in this realm. Read More
Lucy Hodder

The Legal Impact: Roe, PHE Ending, and Transparency

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Professor Lucy Hodder gives a roundup of health law news including Justice Alito's leaked opinion on abortion, the ending of the public health emergency, and healthcare cost transparency. Read More
Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: Praying on Field, Musk, and Flores Opening Statements

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Professor Michael McCann discusses Kennedy v. Bremerton School District SCOTUS case, Twitter being purchased by Elon Musk, and the opening  statements in the Flores case. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Evolving Nature of Financial Technology and Regulation

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Professor Seth Oranburg joins the show to discuss his new book, “A History of Financial Technology and Regulation: From American Incorporation to Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding.” Read More
Brandon McCool

The Legal Impact: Branding a Sports Team

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Brandon McCool, JD '18, an Associate Attorney at Day Pitney LLP, discusses considerations athletic teams of all sizes should make when rebranding. Also discussed are the lessons learned from the rebranding efforts of the Washington Commanders, Cleveland Guardians, and Seattle Kraken. Read More
John Greabe

The Legal Impact: On the SCOTUS Vaccine Decision

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Professor John Greabe discusses the implications of the United States Supreme Court striking down the OSHA vaccine mandate in the case National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Read More
Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: Hope Solo, Russia, and Rob Manfred

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Professor Michael McCann dives into some recent sports law headlines, including his interview with Hope Solo, Russia imprisoning a WNBA star, and latest in the appeals for the MLB sign stealing case. Read More
John Greabe

The Legal Impact: Qualified Immunity

Friday, March 18, 2022
Professor John Greabe discusses the concept of qualified immunity, the case history surrounding it, and ideas for reform. Read More
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The Legal Impact: War Crimes and Ukraine

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses the complex nature of war crimes and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including the role of the United Nations and International Criminal Court. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Current State of Drone Laws in the United States

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Attorney Michael Bosse, Shareholder at Bernstein Shur, gives a legal update on unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as UAVs and drones, in the United States. Read More