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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

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
Spring blossoms in front of the law school

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
Large class in classroom

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
John Greabe

Presidential Health and Succession

Friday, October 9, 2020
Professor John Greabe dives into presidential health and succession, especially in light of the age of the presidential candidates and Trump's recent COVID-19 diagnosis. Read More
Micky Minhas

Profiles: Micky Minhas, JD/LLM ‘97

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Top secret government programs, the mobile phone boom of the 2000’s, and one of the biggest software companies in the world. Micky Minhas, JD/LLM '97, Executive Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, has had a fascinating career and will now take that experience to lead our top 10 IP program. Read More
Michael McCann

Sports Law and Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Professor Michael McCann on the potential impact United States Supreme Court nominee Hon. Amy Coney Barrett will have on sports law, including her case history and potential future cases if on the bench. Read More
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Overturned Death Sentence for Tsarnaev

Friday, August 7, 2020
Professor Buzz Scherr dives into the overturning of the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber. Read More
Michael McCann and Dylan Harriger

Inside Law Admissions: Student Sports Law Network

Thursday, July 30, 2020
2L Dylan Harriger, co-founder and co-president of the new law student organization the Student Sports Law Network, discusses starting the group. Professor Michael McCann also joins the show to discuss the importance of the field of sports law and how student organizations like SSLN prepare law students for the professional world. Read More