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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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Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property

The Legal Impact: Branding and Cannabis

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Shabnam Malek, of Brand & Branch LLP, discusses the expanding world of cannabis and intellectual property, delving into trademarks and the conflicts caused by federal prohibition. Read More
Alexandra Roberts

The Legal Impact: Satan Shoes

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Professor Alexandra J. Roberts talks about the MSCHF Satan Shoes trademark complaint by Nike, a product sold to promote the Lil Nas X song, "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)." Read More
IP professor Ann Bartow

The Legal Impact: Copyright Jurisprudence of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Professors Ann Bartow and Ryan Vacca join the show to talk about their article on the copyright jurisprudence of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read More
Ryan Vacca

Profiles: Ryan Vacca

Friday, March 19, 2021
Professor Ryan Vacca’s journey shows how you can find your own place in the legal community. He forged his career in the intellectual property education space, but was not afraid to step out to find ways to improve how the federal court system works. Also, learn how taking a class, titled "Murder," was the spark for him to study law. Read More
students outside law school

The Legal Impact: Jury Selection for the Derek Chauvin Trial

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses the complications of the jury selection process in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd. Read More
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