Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton

The Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton to deliver 2023 King Lecture on Oct. 5 at the N.H. Supreme Court

Monday, September 25, 2023
Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, will deliver the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society's 2023 King Lecture. Chief Judge Sutton will speak about his new book: Who Decides? States As Laboratories of Constitutional Experimentation. Professor John Greabe will help moderate discussion and questions following the address. Register by Oct. 3 for the event. Read More
Plato and Aristotle

Prof. John Greabe on wise judicial decisions: 'It cannot be all Plato, all the time.'

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
In a Constitution Day column published in the New Hampshire Bulletin, Professor John Greabe invokes the teachings of Plato and Aristotle in exploring the elements of wise judicial decision-making and argues that the U.S. Supreme Court’s performance over the past couple of decades -- when it comes to balancing "a commitment to high principle and a responsiveness to the actual challenges of modern life" -- raises concerns. Read More
William Murphy

The Legal Impact: AI Impact on the Legal Industry

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Professor Bill Murphy breaks down the potential impact of large language artificial intelligence tools, like ChatGPT, on the legal industry. Read More
U.S. Supreme Court

Prof. John Greabe: U.S. Supreme Court Is a ‘Troubled Institution,’ Should Adopt a Code of Ethics

Friday, August 25, 2023
Prof. John Greabe recently discussed judicial ethics with members of the Temple Adath Yeshurun in Manchester. The U.S. Supreme Court, unlike all other courts within the judicial system, does not work under an ethics code or a judicial code of conduct, said Greabe, who worked for 17 years for the federal judiciary.  Some, including Greabe, find that troubling. Read More
Dylan Harriger and Audrey Trace

Young Alumni Named to Leadership Posts with Connecticut Bar

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Two recent graduates of UNH Franklin Pierce are already making an impact in their adopted home state of Connecticut. Audrey Trace, JD ’21, was recently named chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s (CBA) Women in Law Committee, while Dylan Harriger, JD ’22, will serve as chair of the organization’s Sports and Entertainment Law Committee. In addition, the two alumni are engaged to be married in the fall of 2025. Read More
US Supreme Court

The Legal Impact: Groff v. DeJoy

Monday, August 21, 2023
Professor Seth Oranburg discusses the recent Groff v. DeJoy decision and the impact it will have on employment law and religious freedom. Read More
UNH Franklin Pierce Class of 2026

UNH Franklin Pierce to Welcome Largest-Ever JD Cohort

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
With 240 students set to enroll for the fall semester, the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law will welcome its largest class, one that is 25% larger than last year’s incoming JD cohort. Read More
Professor John Greabe

Prof. John Greabe: Proposed Jan. 2 Trial Date Would Interrupt Primary Season, but Trump is also a ‘Private Citizen Who Has Been Indicted Duly by a Grand Jury’

Saturday, August 12, 2023
In an interview on WMUR, Professor John Greabe said former President Donald J. Trump's legal team will likely oppose the Jan. 2 trial date proposed by prosecutors overseeing election obstruction charges, but any objections linked to presidential campaign issues would be on shaky legal ground. Read More
UNH Franklin Pierce New Faculty Fall 2023

UNH Franklin Pierce Welcomes Six New Faculty Members for Fall 2023

Friday, August 11, 2023
Six professors will join the faculty at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law for the fall 2023 semester. The 2023-24 academic year will mark the 50th anniversary since the law school opened its doors in 1973. Read More
Lived Experience

Lived Experience and Opioid Settlement Funds

Friday, August 11, 2023
New Hampshire is a party to a series of lawsuits against companies that have made, sold, or distributed opioid painkillers, resolving allegations that the hundreds of thousands of lives lost to opioid overdose across the country were the direct results of the intensive marketing and lack of oversight regarding opioid prescriptions. Major pharmacy chains such as CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, and several pharmaceutical distributors were included in the lawsuits and settlements. The state also negotiated a separate settlement with Johnson & Johnson, another producer of opioid painkillers.... Read More