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  • Michael Dube, an honors graduate of Rutgers College (1999) and Rutgers Law School (2002), is a Visiting Assistant Professor at UNH Franklin Pierce. He is a versatile and savvy litigator admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Before entering the legal academy, he spent nearly two decades practicing in diverse arenas such as complex commercial litigation, clinical trials litigation (where he helped to pioneer a lack-of-informed-consent cause of action against sponsors of drug trials), sports law (where he litigated on behalf of and occasionally against top amateur and professional athletes), first-party insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation, appellate advocacy, personal injury and medical malpractice, products liability, and antitrust. During his time in practice, he “second chaired” numerous multi-million dollar verdicts at trial or in arbitration in favor of his firms' clients, and earned the reputation of rising to the moment.

    As a Visiting Assistant Professor, Michael teaches or has taught Civil Procedure, Contracts, Drug Law, and Amateur Sports Law. UNH Law students selected Michael as the winner of the school’s teaching award for the 2022-2023 academic year (in a tie), and he was one of approximately ten winners of a 2023 UNH Excellence in Teaching Award, a university-wide honor. Michael has frequently participated in sports and entertainment law symposia and panels at the school, including moderating the Fall 2016 symposium on O’Bannon v. NCAA featuring Mr. O’Bannon, moderating the Fall 2022 panel on LIV Golf Inc. v. PGA Tour, Inc., introducing the Spring 2024 symposium on Clarett v. NFL featuring Mr. Clarett and retired U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, and presenting on “The Law of Taylor Swift.” He has also frequently presented to institutional review boards on FDA and HHS regulations governing human subjects research. His legal scholarship includes a forthcoming article in Penn State’s Dickinson Law Review that uses LIV Golf v. PGA Tour as a means of instantiating abstract procedural concepts, and two in-progress articles, one on parental releases in youth and high school sports, and the other on the surprising body of law governing mechanical claw machines.

    A songwriter member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) since 2000, he has written approximately 300 songs and numerous musicals, including a musical on fraudulent conveyances. At the height of the pandemic, he relished the dual roles of stay-at-home dad and stay-at-home songwriter, composing lyrics and music for a musical theater piece about the pandemic, and producing an "Original Broadband Cast” recording.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2023 Out of Bounds? The Legal Implications of the Emerging Rivalry Between LIV Golf and the PGA TourUNH Sports Law Review.  2:174-174. 2023

    Teaching Activities

  • Civil Procedure Taught course
  • Civil Procedure Taught course
  • Drug Law Taught course
  • Amateur Sports Law Taught course 2023
  • Civil Procedure Taught course 2023
  • Civil Procedure Taught course 2022
  • Drug Law Taught course 2022
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Michael Dube