Ann Bartow, Director, Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property and Professor of Law

Courtney Q. Brooks, Professor and Director of Legal Residencies

  • Invited Plenary Session Speaker for Externships X “20/20 Vision for the Future” Conference to be held March 26-29, 2020 at Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse, NY.  Session will focus on incorporating the “Foundations for Practice Report” into externship courses.

Jon Cavicchi, Professor of Legal Research

  • Created new hybrid course: Legal Research & Information Literacy: Intellectual property (Fall 2019)
  • Teaching new hybrid course: Legal Research & Information Literacy: Intellectual property (Spring 2019)
  • Cited in David Boundy, The PTAB Is Not an Article III Court, Part 3: Precedential and Informative Opinions, 47 AIPLA Q.J. 1 (2019)
  • Cited in: Christopher Buccafusco & Jeanne C. Curtis, The Design Patent Bar: An Occupational Licensing Failure, 37 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 263 (2019)

Jessica Durkis-Stokes, Associate Professor of Legal Skills

  • Panel Member: NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, First in the Nation Victims’ Rights Series Roundtable with Vice President Joe Biden, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, November 2019.
  • Invited Speaker: Writing for Judges, New Hampshire Judicial Law Clerk Administrative Day, November 2019.

Roger Ford, Professor of Law

• Published: Data Scams, 57 Houston Law Review 111 (2019).

• Invited Panelist: "Eyes on Me: Innovation and Technology in Contemporary Times,” Northeastern University Law Review, March 2020.

• Invited Contributor: Symposium and book on intellectual property and fashion law, National University of Singapore, May 2020.

• Quoted: Quartz series of articles on online scams; Vox Recode article on the California Consumer Privacy Act; KNX 1070 News Radio Los Angeles on Facebook and the California Consumer Privacy Act.

John Greabe, Professor of Law

  • Media
    • IP Watchdog blog: interviewed regarding the Federal Circuit’s Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew decision (striking down and severing provision of federal law restricting the removal of administrative patent judges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board) (Nov. 6, 2019)
    • New Hampshire Public Radio’s The Exchange: guest on episode regarding President Trump’s impeachment (Nov. 13, 2019)
    • CTV (Canada): interviewed on Canada’s largest news network regarding President Trump’s impeachment (Nov. 14, 2019)
    • Panelist, The Trump Impeachment, UNH-Durham (Dec. 9, 2019) (with Dante Scala and Buzz Scherr)

Lucy C Hodder, Professor of Law, Director of Health Law and Policy Programs, UNH FP School of Law, Institute for Health Policy and Practice

  • Awarded NH 200 Award, Granite State’s Most Influential Business Leaders, New Hampshire Business Review (October 30, 2019)
  • Published: Hodder, L., Porter, J. (December 2019). Covering the Care: Health Insurance Coverage in New Hampshire | 2019 Update. UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice.
  • Published: Hodder, L., Goodman, D., Whalen, B. (2019). It’s Time to Support, Rather Than Punish, Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorder. JAMA Network.; Commenting on “Association of Punitive and Reporting State Policies Related to Substance Use in Pregnancy With Rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome”
  • Moderator and Presenter, Hodder, L., Gregoire, J., and Pliakos, L. (December 16, 2019). How to Stay Ahead of Key Compliance Pitfalls for Behavioral Health Providers. Presentation, 2019 NH Behavioral Health Summit, Manchester, NH
  • Presenter, “From the Health Insurance Perspective,” Leadership New Hampshire “Health and Healthcare” Program Day, Nashua, NH. (December 9, 2019)
  • Moderated, The Opioid Crisis, Rx Drugs and NH’s litigation Strategy, Emily Rice, City Solicitor in Manchester, and Jim Buffetti, Associate Attorney General, discussing the opioid litigation, UNH FP School of Law (November 2019)
  • Presenter, Hodder, L. (September 26 and December 19, 2019). The Changing Healthcare Landscape. Presentation, Primary Care Workforce Commission meeting, Upper Valley Community Nursing Project, Concord, NH.
  • Presenter to Hospital Boards throughout NH on, The Future of Healthcare Systems in New Hampshire – What’s your mission, including SolutioNHealth, Elliot Health Systems, Capital Region Health Care. (October – December 2019)
  • Keynote Speaker, Women Building Community Luncheon, Manchester, NH, “Women’s Voices Rise: 1969-2019” (October 30, 2019)
  • Moderator, Shaping the Future event with Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives and College of Health and Human Services, “The Healthcare Organization’s Role in Formulating Public Policy. Leadership & Public Policy in Health Care, Durham, NH. (October 12, 2019)
  • Interviewed, National Public Radio, All Things Considered, Ari Shapiro, Views on Medicare for All, (December 10, 2019)
  • Interviewed, NH Public Radio (NHPR). (November 4, 2019). Health Care Costs, Access, And Drug Prices: Where the 2020 Presidential Primary Candidates Stand, The Exchange. Retrieved from
  • Interviewed, Kierstead, A.J. (Producer). (September 12, 2019). Johnson & Johnson and the Opioid Crisis. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from
  • Taught, What is Health Policy?, Occupational Therapy department, CHHS, UNH Durham, November 2019
  • Taught, Current Issues in Health Policy, UNH Masters in Public Health, UNH Manchester, November 2019
  • Taught, Current Issues in Health Law and Policy, Fall, 2019
  • Developing new bioInnovation, Research, Collaboration and the Law class with Adjunct Bruce Leicher and bioInnovation team.

Marcus Hurn, Professor of Law

 •  Advised NH Chapter of the Society of American Foresters on repeal of the NH Timber Tax.

Stan Kowalski

  • Published Opinion Article with co-author Ryan J. O’Riordan, JD/MBA student, Investment in Latin America Will Limit Migration North,  November 7, 2019, Special contribution to Stars and Stripes Newspaper
  • To be published, Establishing Appropriate Best Practices in Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer in the United Arab Emirates: Building Human Capital, Global Networks and Institutional Infrastructure to Drive Sustainable Knowledge-Based, Innovation-Driven Development, (being published late 2019 or early 2020, The Indian Journal of Law and Technology
  • Webinar and Report for WIPO Committee on Development and IP, Strategic Application of WIPO's Technical Assistance to Accelerate Innovation-Driven Development, December 11, 2019; Global broadcast from FP-Law via WIPO Geneva Switzerland

Michael McCann, Director of Sports and Entertainment Law Institute

  • Authored: 29 legal stories for Sports Illustrated between Nov. 1 and Dec. 22. Topics included name, image and likeness rights and the NCAA, federal prosecution of retired NFL players for health care fraud and legal implications of MLB contracting minor league teams. Broke news by obtaining, and being the first to report on, Colin Kaepernick's waiver request to the NFL.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker: 13th Annual College Sport Research Institute Conference on College Sport, The University of South Carolina. To be given April 2020. Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Invited Speaker: Worcester Sports Management Summit. Worcester State University. To be given January 2020. Worcester, Massachusetts.
  •   Speaker: The Washington Post/Aspen Institute Forum on Future of College Sports: Government's Role in Athlete Pay. Held on Dec. 16, 2019. Washington D.C.
  • Featured Speaker: Hamilton Place Strategies' invited speakers' series. Held on Dec. 15, 2019. Washington D.C.
  • Speaker: New England Cable & Telecommunications Association Annual Convention, with topic "Making Big Moves: 10G, Content Creation and New Trends for Consumers.” Held on Nov. 1, 2019. Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Guest: multiple shows, including NPR's All Things Considered to discuss James Wiseman. Nov. 13, and WEEI's Dale and Keefe to discuss Antonio Brown. Nov. 22.
  • Cited: London's The Daily Mail for legal analysis on James Wiseman. Nov. 21.

Leah Plunkett, Associate Dean for Administration & Associate Professor of Legal Skills, Director of Academic Success 

    • Lecturer: Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk About Our Kids Online (MIT Press, Strong Ideas series), November 2019, Hopkinton, NH Library.
    • Lecturer: Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk About Our Kids Online (MIT Press, Strong Ideas series), November 2019, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
    • Lecturer: Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk About Our Kids Online (MIT Press, Strong Ideas series), November 2019, Temple Law School.
    • Invited Symposium Presenter: Protecting Child Privacy Beyond the Information Age, November 2019, Seton Hall Law School

Alexandra J. Roberts, Associate Professor

  • Blog post on influencer marketing forthcoming on Evoke: Brand Protection and Marketing that Doesn’t Suck (Jan. 2020)
  • Presented “False Influencing” at University of Michigan IP Workshop (Dec. 2019)
  • Interviewed on video about regulation of influencer marketing for classes at American University Washington College of Law (Nov. 2019)
  • Quoted in Boston Globe regarding false advertising lawsuit against Ben & Jerry’s (Nov. 2019)
  • Panelist at Northeastern University School of Law event, “Trademark’s Original Sin: Failure to Function” (co-hosted with Boston Patent Law Association) (Nov. 2019) 

Sophie Sparrow, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development & Professor of Law,

  • Awarded: Teaching Excellence Award, University of NH Franklin Pierce School of Law, November 20, 2019.
  • Presenter, Webinar: Using Connected Quizzing in a Doctrinal Course, October 24, 2019.
  • Presenter, Webinars for the National Judicial College: Advanced Writing I & II for the US Dept. of Agriculture National Appellate Division, November 21 & December 5, 2019.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker: Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom, University of North Dakota Law School, October 2020, Grand Forks, ND.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker: Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Annual Conference, The University of Arkansas School of Law, June 2020, Little Rock, AR.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker: Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Annual Conference, The University of Arkansas Invited Author, Book Introduction, Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom (to be published fall 2020.)
  • Invited Participant, AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education, Creating Online Immigration Law Learning, May 2020, Orlando, FL.
  • Invited Participant, Southeastern Law Schools Association (SEALS), Law School & Experience: Teaching Skills, Values, and Knowledge Throughout Legal Education, August 2020, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Invited Workshop Facilitator, Teaching & Learning: Interactive Workshop for the Naval Justice School, Naval Justice School, January 8 & 9, 2020, Newport, RI.
  • Manuscript Peer Reviewer, The Law Teacher, UK, October 2020.

Ryan Vacca, Professor of Law

  • Published: Uncertainty in Employee Status Across Federal Law, 92 Temp. L. Rev. 121 (2019).
  • Published: The Federal Circuit as an Institution in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law(Vol. II – Analytical Methods) (P. Menell, B. Depoorter, & D. Schwartz, eds. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019).
  • Published: Teacher’s Manual for Copyright Law: Protection of Original Expression (3rd ed. Carolina Academic Press) (with K. Port).
  • Quoted in: Showdown Coming in Court for Rivals Sturm, Ruger and Smith & Wesson, New Hampshire Union Leader (Dec. 11, 2019).
  • Interviewed: Ryan Vacca on the Legal Definition of an Employee, Ipse Dixit Podcast (Season 1, Episode 415, Nov. 8, 2019).