One of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted and infamous Boston gangster, James “Whitey” Bulger, is captured. Now the epic legal case begins. Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams is joined by guests, F. Lee Bailey, famed defense attorney and best-selling author, Dan Rea, long-time TV and radio journalist and lawyer from Boston and David E. Frank, Managing Editor from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, to get inside this incredible story and unfolding legal case. They discuss the prosecution’s case against 81-year old Whitey Bulger and his long-time girlfriend, Catherine Greig, who eluded capture for more than 16 years, as well as the type of defense we should expect to see and the ultimate fate of the notorious crime boss.
A lawyer who has spent 30 years representing inmates who sit on death row is our guest on this edition of the BU Law podcast. Host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes Kenneth J. Rose, senior staff attorney at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in North Carolina, to spotlight the Center and their work with death row inmates. Dan and Ken discuss the personal 10-year battle to save a mentally challenged farmhand, Bo Jones from execution, the 2009 Racial Justice Act, misrepresentation by attorneys and the great debate over the death penalty.
How did franchising develop? In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes Attorney Morton Aronson, Of Counsel at the firm of Federal & Hasson, LLP, to spotlight the practice of franchising. Dan and Mort discuss the key elements of successful franchising, domestic vs. international franchising and how franchising can help in our difficult economic times.
In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes BU Law Professor Tamar Frankel to discuss her new book entitled, Fiduciary Law. Dan and Tamar explore fiduciary law, the power of trust and honesty and the impact of new legislation.
In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes BU Law Professor David I. Walker, to discuss executive compensation. Dan and Professor Walker take a look at big corporation executive compensation, shift from salary to equity pay, the Dodd Frank Reform Act and several provisions addressing executive pay and its potential impact on the economic landscape of 2011.
In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes Joshua H. Soloway, the Managing Director of Rainmaker New York and the CEO of Soloway Group, P.C, to discuss his role as an entrepreneurial lawyer in today’s legal business world. Dan and Josh take a look at the practice of law in new ways – filling a specific gap in the marketplace, preparing mid-size foreign companies who are trying to grow into the US market and offering advice to young attorneys and law students who are looking to start their own firm.
In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes Cornelius K. Hurley, Professor of the Practice of Banking Law at Boston University School of Law and Director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law, to explore financial reform. Dan and Professor Hurley look at the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the “too big to fail” concept, the creation and function of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the future of our economy.
In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes Stanley Z. Fisher, Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law and founding member and trustee of the New England Innocence Project. Dan and Stanley take a look at the New England Chapter of the Innocence Project, how cases get to the Innocence Project, wrongful convictions, police procedures and explore Professor Fisher’s 2008 Study of Eyewitness Identification Reform in Massachusetts.
Joe Salvati of Boston spent nearly 30 years in prison as an innocent man, along with three other men, convicted for a murder they did not commit. After years of legal twists and some unbelievable turns, the Justice Department declined an appeal of a $101.7 million settlement for all four men. Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Victor J. Garo, Joe Salvati’s lawyer for more than 30 years and Attorney and Journalist Dan Rea, to discuss one of the worst cases of injustice and wrongful imprisonment. They talk about Federal Judge Nancy Gertner’s ruling and her criticism of the FBI, the power of the press, reaction to this bittersweet victory and fighting to the end for your client.
For over 20 years, a professor of law has been transforming his contracts course for first-year law students into a one man rock and roll show. In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes Professor Mark Pettit, Jr. from Boston University School of Law to discuss the first year of law school and his creative approach to teaching law. Dan and Mark explore the origin of incorporating song into his courses, the reaction from students past and present and the importance of law student participation especially in the first year.