Mailyn Fidler and Daniel Pi to join UNH Franklin Pierce's esteemed faculty in Fall 2023

CONCORD, NH – The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law is pleased to announce that Professors Mailyn Fidler and Daniel Pi will join our esteemed faculty in the fall of 2023.

Professor Fidler previously served on the faculty at the University of Nebraska College of Law in Lincoln, where she was the advisor to the Student Intellectual Property (IP) Association and a faculty fellow with the Nebraska Governance & Technology Center. She also worked with a local prison reentry organization. Fidler is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Prior to entering academia, Fidler clerked on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and served as the technology and First Amendment legal fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. She is a graduate of Yale Law School, Oxford University (where she was a Marshall Scholar), and Stanford University. Her research sits at the intersection of criminal law, technology, and speech, with current projects that examine technology and the Fourth Amendment; speech at “non-standard” moments of the criminal process; and international regulation of cybersecurity and cybercrime. At UNH Franklin Pierce, she will teach a combination of IP/tech and criminal law classes.

Professor Pi most recently served as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland. Before that, he was a visiting assistant professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, and at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia. Pi has taught courses in criminal law, law and economics, contracts, and legal philosophy. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, with a concentration in criminal law, and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he majored in film and television production. Pi did his Ph.D. work as an Erasmus Mundus Fellow at the University of Hamburg in Germany and the University of Bologna in Italy. Recent published works include “The Limits of Behavioral Economics in Tort Law” in the Review of Law and Economics and “Courts as Auditors of Legislation” in the George Mason Law Review. His current research focuses on enforcing criminal contracts and the foundations of law and economics. At UNH Franklin Pierce, Pi will be teaching a variety of classes.

Remarking on these newly hired faculty, Dean Megan Carpenter commented, “We are so excited to add Professors Mailyn Fidler and Daniel Pi to our faculty.   They both bring unique and diverse perspectives to our faculty coupled with innovative research and creative scholarship agendas.  They will be a welcomed addition to our faculty who are focused on developing our students to become pioneering, principled, and practice-ready attorneys.”

Both Fidler and Pi will teach in-person and online as part of the law school’s expansion of its Hybrid JD and online graduate programs.