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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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Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: EA, Commanders’ Trademark, and Robinson Memorabilia

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Professor Michael McCann talks about his recent Sportico articles; including the latest in EA and NIL, Commander's trademark dispute, and Jackie Robinson memorabilia causing SEC issues. Read More
Lucy Hodder

The Legal Impact: Medicaid Changes and Hospital Mergers

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Professor Lucy Hodder discusses the end of continuous Medicaid enrollment from the COVID-19 public health emergency and the impact of hospital mergers in New Hampshire. Read More
John Greabe

The Legal Impact: Ethics and SCOTUS

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Professor John Greabe discusses the Supreme Court of the United States' code of ethics and the messy impact of politics and personal relationships. Read More
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The Legal Impact: The Trump Indictment

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Professor Buzz Scherr breaks down the felony indictment of former President Donald J. Trump in New York State Supreme Court and the political situation surrounding it. Read More
Seth Oranburg

The Legal Impact: Silicon Valley Bank

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Professor Seth Oranburg discusses the many mistakes made leading to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and what lessons can prevent more incidents like this from occurring. Read More
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The Legal Impact: New Hampshire Bail Reform Laws and the Data

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses his recent Union Leader opinion piece on bail reform, the data that New Hampshire's laws have been successful, and the murder of Daniel Whitmore. Read More
Seth Oranburg

The Legal Impact: Elon Musk and Twitter

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Professor Seth Oranburg discusses the legal angle on the turbulent takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk and the surprising revelations in the Twitter Files. Read More
Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: Flores, Workers’ Comp, and NIL

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Professor Michael McCann gives an update on the Flores lawsuit, workers' comp and Emmanuel Acho, and the challenges around the NCAA's latest NIL policy. Read More
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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