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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: Professor McCann Speaks to the US Senate

Thursday, June 17, 2021
Professor Michael McCann describes his experience testifying before the US Senate on NCAA college athlete name, image, and likeness rights. He also outlines his reasoning for federal law to be the best course of action. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Anom - A Global Police Sting

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Communications using the encrypted messaging app Anom led to the arrest of at least 800 individuals worldwide, Professor Buzz Scherr breaks down the operation and privacy concerns around this sting. Read More
Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: MLB All-Star Game Lawsuit

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Professor Michael McCann dives into a billion-dollar lawsuit centered around the MLB All Star game venue change, protesting Georgia voting laws. Read More
Richard Wilder, JD '84 giving the 2021 commencement address

The Legal Impact: CEPI Response to the Pandemic

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Richard Wilder, JD '84, General Counsel and Director of Business Development at CEPI, gave the 2021 commencement address discussing the hurdles of worldwide vaccine creation and distribution, especially how CEPI coordinated with groups like the World Health Organization to accelerate the development of COVID-19 vaccines. Today’s podcast is a selection from that presentation. Read More
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Warrantless Home Gun Confiscation

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses how the US Supreme Court ruled that a warrantless home gun confiscation was unconstitutional, diving into the fourth amendment and red flag law implications. Read More
Michael McCann

NIL Rights for Georgia’s College Athletes

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Professor Mike McCann discusses Georgia’s new college athlete name, image, and likeness bill. Read More
Spring at UNH Franklin Pierce

What to do when you get pulled over

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Professor Buzz Scherr breaks down what you should do and what your rights are when pulled over by the police. Read More
Courtney Brooks

Inside Law Admissions: Diploma Privilege and Alternatives for Attorney Licensure

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Professor and Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program Director Courtney Brooks joins the show to discuss alternatives to attorney licensure, especially due to the impact of COVID19. Read More
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The Legal Impact: The Derek Chauvin Verdict, What it Means and Why

Friday, April 23, 2021
Listen to the audio from our event "The Derek Chauvin Verdict, What it Means and Why," featuring Professor Buzz Scherr who directs our International Criminal Law and Justice program, Professor Melissa Davis who directs the Criminal Practice Clinic, and Joseph Lascaze, the Smart Justice Organizer for the ACLU of NH. Read More
Michael McCann

The Legal Impact: Podcasts, Baseball, and Defamation

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Professor Mike McCann talks about the defamation lawsuit decided against Lo Duca for claims made about MLB Umpire Joe West. Read More