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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: War Crimes and the Ukraine Conflict

Thursday, December 1, 2022
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses the war in Ukraine and the latest around investigation and prosecution of war crimes committed by Russia. Read More
John Orcutt

The Legal Impact: SEC v LBRY

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Professor John Orcutt discusses the ruling in SEC v. LBRY, the impact of “the Howey Test," and the complex situation of blockchain and securities. Read More
Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: SFA, ‘Slavery Loophole’, NIL

Thursday, November 3, 2022
Professor Michael McCann discusses his recent Sportico articles covering the SCOTUS Students For Fair Admission case, NCAA debate around the ‘Slavery Loophole’, and NCAA NIL changes. Read More
Ryan Vacca

The Legal Impact: Breaking the Vicious Cycle Fragmenting National Law

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Professor Ryan Vacca discusses his co-authored article "Breaking the Vicious Cycle Fragmenting National Law" that discusses how fragmenting developed and a possible solution. Read More
John Orcutt

The Legal Impact: Trump Organization Tax Fraud Case

Friday, October 21, 2022
Professor John Orcutt breaks down the tax fraud charges placed against Trump Organization and the guilty plea by their former CFO Allen Weisselberg. Read More
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All About IP: The Legal Impact Podcast Round-Up

Friday, September 23, 2022
Over the course of the summer, several guests spoke on topics related to intellectual property law  in conversations with A. J. Kierstead on the weekly podcast of UNH Franklin Pierce, The Legal Impact. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Patenting Human Genes

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Professor Jorge Contreras, James T. Jensen Endowed Professor for Transactional Law and Director of the Program on Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, discusses the legal impact of patenting human genes, especially as it relates to the 2013 SCOTUS decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. Also discussed is the introduced "Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2022," which would explicitly overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling in Myriad. Read More
IP professor Ann Bartow

The Legal Impact: Copyright Jurisprudence of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Rebroadcast: Professors Ann Bartow and Ryan Vacca join the show to talk about their article on the copyright jurisprudence of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This article was just published in the Nevada Law Journal. Read More
William Murphy

The Legal Impact: Digital Assets and the UCC

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Professor Bill Murphy discusses the Uniform Commercial Code updates to handle virtual currencies, blockchains, and other digital assets; as well as what it means for laws being created. Read More
Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: UFC Footage and Lawsuit against NCAA

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Professor Michael McCann discusses his recent Sportico articles covering the UFC suing a production company for use of footage and a unique case made by the NCAA in a lawsuit. Read More