2007 Summer, Pg. 1. Introduction.

New Hampshire Bar Journal


2007 Summer, Pg. 1.


New Hampshire Bar JournalSummer 2007, Volume 48, No. 2Annual Survey of New Hampshire LawIntroductionThis issue of the Bar Journal is produced in cooperation and with financial support from Franklin Pierce Law Center. Not to be overlooked are the contributions of time given as "article mentors" by members of the Bar Journal Editorial Advisory Board with assistance from other members of the Bar in various subject areas. The Bar members read outlines or prospectuses of proposed articles, usually centered on recent New Hampshire Supreme Court cases. These "mentors" provided informal advice to the student authors, particularly to help them sharpen their focus on the most telling questions to be addressed in discussing the chosen cases.

Our thanks also to all of the students who participated in the course, and in particular to David Rothstein, a Pierce Law professor who served as the adviser for this project. The mentoring of the members of the Bar is a recent innovation to the Pierce Law/Annual Survey project, and we hope that it helps to enhance the tradition of the Annual Survey in the coming years.

Another innovation to make participation in the Annual Survey more attractive is the inauguration two years ago of the Bar Journal Editor's Award honoring the best student article in the issue. Due to delays in production (not the fault of the writers!), the judging for the Editor's Award was not completed in time for the publication of the issue, and the winner (or winners) will be announced in September.

Taxing questions are addressed in the first two articles in the lineup of analyses of recent New Hampshire Supreme Court decisions by students at Franklin Pierce Law Center.

Charlotte Ancel, a former school teacher who graduated from Pierce Law this year, takes on the especially taxing, complicated, entangled, and, she asserts, self-contradictory jurisprudence of the Court in the school-funding cases. Her analysis focuses on the challenges posed by, and the contradictions contained in, the Court's most recent opinion, Londonderry School District SAU # 12 v. State

("Londonderry". Her article also was updated near deadline to incorporate the legislature's efforts to cope with Court mandates in the session concluded in June.

In the second article, Glen Fries, another...

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