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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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Professor Lucy Hodder

State Response to Outbreaks

Thursday, February 27, 2020
With the worldwide spreading of the coronavirus, Professor Lucy Hodder discusses the response the US federal government and states can take to contain disease outbreaks, especially using emergency response powers. Read More
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Clearview AI

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Facial recognition technology is quickly gaining traction, especially the application Clearview AI. Professor Buzz Scherr discusses the legal implications, Axon's response to the technology, and how state's are handling the privacy concerns. Read More
John Greabe

Do we intend to keep our republic?

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Do we intend to keep our republic? That’s the question Rudman Center Director John Greabe discusses in his latest Constitutional Connections article, touching on the impact of partisanship and lack of separation of powers. Read More
Michael McCann

Service Time Manipulation and the Cubs

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Professor Michael McCann discusses how service time manipulation in the MLB has led to a grievance being filed by the Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, also discussed is the impact it could have on next year's player union contract renewal. Read More
Deval Patrick at Civil Liberties & the Presidency

Civil Liberties & the Presidency with Deval Patrick

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick joined us for Civil Liberties & the Presidency, presented by the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service and the ACLU of New Hampshire. Read More
Michael McCann

Astros Sign Stealing

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Professor Mike McCann discusses the legal side of the Houston Astros being accused by Major League Baseball of sign stealing. This controversy hits many legal topics, including conspiracy, fraud, trade secrets, and the impact of technology in sports. Read More
John Greabe

Separation of powers, partisanship, and the Trump impeachment

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Professor John Greabe discusses the separation of powers, the effects of partisanship, and the impact it has on the Trump impeachment. Read More
Buzz Scherr

The Attack on Iran

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses how the killing of General Soleimani has increased tensions between Iran and the United States, raising questions on whether the president can attack foreign nations without notifying congress and the international implications of attacking holy sites. Read More
Tonya Evans Portrait

What Are New Collar Jobs?

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Associate Dean Tonya Evans breaks down the onset of new collar jobs in the economy and how they are shaping the future of education. Read More
Buzz Scherr

Legalization of Sex Work

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses the changing nature of global tourism, migration, and the widespread awareness of human trafficking which has led to difficult times for Amsterdam’s legal red light district and other attempts to legalize sex work. Legalization of Sex Work Read More