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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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Stan Kowalski

COVID19 and the Patent System

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Professor Stanley Kowalski defends the patent system around the development of the COVID19 vaccine, responding to a New York Times opinion piece pushing for suspension of the system. Read More
John Greabe

The 2020 Election Lawsuits

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Professor John Greabe dives into the lawsuits centered around the 2020 election, including cases filed by allies of President Trump, an original jurisdiction case filed in the Supreme Court against four other states by the State of Texas, and some historical context. Read More
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So you were pulled over…

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Professor Buzz Scherr breaks down informed consent for vehicle search when a driver is pulled over by the police. Read More
John Greabe

Texas, California, and the ACA

Monday, November 23, 2020
Professor John Greabe breaks down Texas v. California, the most recent US Supreme Court Case against the Affordable Care Act Read More
Michael McCann

Taxes and Sports Law

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Professor Michael McCann dives into the tax implications for athletes around prizes and contracts, centered around NBA star James Harden and 2020 Masters winner, Dustin Johnson. Read More
Michael McCann

Impact of 2020 Elections on Sports Law

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Professor Michael McCann discusses the impact the contentious 2020 election will have on the future of sports law, including topics like Title IX, taxes, marijuana decriminalization, and much more. Read More
Professor Lucy Hodder

The Purdue Pharma Settlement

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Professor Lucy Hodder breaks down the settlement Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, reached with the US Department of Justice and how some state attorney generals are not happy with this result. Read More
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Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Professor Bill Murphy discusses the US Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against Google, delving into Google's business practices, how suits against Microsoft compare, and what may happen with other big tech companies. Read More
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Originalism and the US Supreme Court

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Professor Buzz Scherr dives into originalism and the Supreme Court of the United States, especially around the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Read More
Micky Minhas

Inside Law Admissions: Why Study Intellectual Property?

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Micky Minhas, JD/LLM '97, Executive Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, breaks down the importance of the IP field and his vision for the future of the center. Read More