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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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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
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