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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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Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: Global Spots in the Pandemic

Friday, March 12, 2021
Professor Michael McCann gives a wrap up of our event examining the role of contaminants and testing, and the playing of the Olympics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Michael McCann

Profiles: Michael McCann

Thursday, March 4, 2021
A professor, journalist and leader in sports and entertainment law, Professor Michael McCann shares his journey in the latest edition of Profiles, where we get to know the Powerhouse people at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. Read More

The Legal Impact: Robinhood

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Professor John Orcutt breaks down the legal issues surrounding stock trading service Robinhood, stemming from the subreddit WallStreetBets investing in Gamestop. Read More
John Greabe

The Legal Impact: The Constitution and Democracy in Troubled Times

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Professor John Greabe discusses whether a textualist-originalist approach to constitutional interpretation actually serves democratic interests, as many of its proponents claim. Read More

The Legal Impact: Anticompetitive Exclusionary Conduct Prevention Act

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Professor Bill Murphy gives his take on Senator Klobuchar’s proposed Anticompetitive Exclusionary Conduct Prevention Act, including the possible impact on big tech. Read More

The Legal Impact: Gamestonks

Thursday, February 4, 2021
Professor John Orcutt dives into the explosion of Gamestop’s stock stemming from reddit’s WallStreetBets, covering short selling, bubbles, and possible legal exposure of those involved. Read More
John Greabe

The Legal Impact: Trump's Second Impeachment

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Professor John Greabe breaks down the latest article of impeachment brought against President Trump, actions that can prevent him from running for president in 2024, and the precedent for impeachment after someone is out of office. Read More
William Murphy

The Parler Shutdown

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Professor William Murphy discusses the antitrust lawsuit against Amazon by the social media company Parler, which was shutdown in the wake of the riot at the US Capitol. Read More
Dean Megan Carpenter

Profiles: Dean Megan Carpenter

Thursday, January 14, 2021
A leader in intellectual property and legal education, Dean Megan Carpenter’s path shows the importance of taking risks and always looking forward to the next challenge. Learn her educational journey as a student and teacher, her experience as an IP attorney, and what she views as the future of UNH Franklin Pierce’s legal programs. Read More
Michael McCann

2021 Sports Law Predictions

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Professor Michael McCann predicts trends in sports law for 2021, including impacts of COVID-19, the Biden Administration, NIL with the NCAA, and the MLB players union contract renewal. Read More