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Boston University School of Law

Boston University Law School program brings the University’s leaders to the stage. Covering topics from gender equality to shareholder activism, this program is catered towards lawyers and students alike.

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Jul 20, 2012
Inside BU Law’s Housing, Employment, Family and Disability Clinic

Law students who participate in the Civil Litigation Program’s Housing, Employment, Family and Disability Clinic work for credit under the supervision of four full-time BU clinical faculty.  They can represent anyone from tenants in eviction defenses in housing court, to parties in divorces in probate court.  Host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher...

Jun 6, 2012
BU School of Law’s Semester-in-Practice Program

Boston University School of Law’s Semester-in-Practice Program has provided some great opportunities to law students who are looking to prepare themselves for the legal world.  Host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth, talks with Professor Sean J. Kealy, director of the Government...

May 1, 2012
The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act

There is a great debate before the U.S. Supreme Court on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act minimum coverage provision is in fact constitutional. For insight into the case, host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth, turns to Wendy Mariner,...

Apr 9, 2012
Shareholder Activism

In this BU Law podcast, host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth, welcomes David H. Webber, associate professor of law at BU Law, to talk about his interesting research in the area of shareholder activism and his paper “The Plight of the...

Mar 15, 2012
The Impact of BU Law’s LL.M. Programs

BU Law has offered a post-graduate legal education leading to the Master of Laws degree for more than 125 years. In this BU Law podcast, host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth, welcomes John N. Riccardi, BU Law’s assistant dean for Graduate...

Jan 30, 2012
The Economic Impact of Lawsuits by Patent Trolls

Patent litigation has taken off in recent decades. While many of the most visible patent lawsuits are initiated by major technology companies seeking to gain leverage over competitors, an increasing number are brought by patent trolls—firms that acquire patents with no intention of developing a technology with them, but instead use them to threaten practicing...

Jan 3, 2012
Gender Equality in Citizenship Laws

There is great debate over a law that makes it easier for mothers to transmit citizenship to their out-of-wedlock children than it is for fathers. In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth welcomes Kristin...

Nov 7, 2011
The Odd Clauses of the U.S. Constitution

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land, and throughout history, legal provisions like the First Amendment and Second Amendment have taken center stage. But what about the lesser-known parts of our Constitution? In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher...

Oct 11, 2011
An Observation of Race and Reproductive Rights in a Medical Setting

There is great debate over the current healthcare system and the treatment of the poor and women of color in a medical setting.  In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth welcomes Khiara M. Bridges,...

Sep 9, 2011
Antibiotic Resistance and Health Law

When we’re sick, our immediate response is to go to the doctor, and often times we’re given antibiotics to combat the ailment. There’s a growing problem today, which is that many microbes that cause infections in people are becoming resistant to antibiotics. To tackle the legal bugs of this issue, host David Yas, a BU...

May 5, 2011
Managing a Law Firm as a Business

Economic factors have fundamentally changed the way lawyers do business. It is much more competitive in the legal profession now and some even say the end has come for the billable hour!  Host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes James W. Jones, Co-managing director and senior vice president of Hildebrandt Baker Robbins,...

Apr 6, 2011
Representing Death Row Inmates

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...

Mar 2, 2011
The Practice of Franchising

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...

Feb 1, 2011
Fiduciary Law

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.

Jan 5, 2011
Executive Pay Analysis

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...

Dec 15, 2010
Rainmaker Lawyer in a Challenging Market

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...

Nov 3, 2010
Financial Reform and the Law

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...

Oct 7, 2010
Exploring Genocide & Political Groups

In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes BU School of Law Professor of Law, Dr. David Nersessian, who teaches Human Rights Law and Professional Responsibility, to talk about his new book, Genocide and Political Groups. Should political groups be included in a legal definition...

Sep 3, 2010
Immigration and Refugee Law

In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes Clinical Professor Susan M.Akram, a global legal expert on human rights and refugee law at Boston University. Dan and Susan take a look at common issues, from a legal perspective, that plaque immigrants and refugees today. In...

Aug 3, 2010
The Innocence Project & Wrongful Convictions

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...

Jul 9, 2010
Veterans Law

When our disabled soldiers come back from battle, they often need legal representation. In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes BU alumnus, Attorney Robert V. Chisholm, one of the preeminent veterans’ rights attorneys in the country, to talk about veterans law and helping American...

Jun 17, 2010
The Growing Trend of Public Service

In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes Maura Kelly, Esq., Assistant Dean of Career Development and Public Service at BU School of Law and Cheryl Constantine, Associate Director of Financial Aid at BU School of Law, to discuss how more law students, graduate students...

May 6, 2010
The Power of Song in Law School

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...

Apr 7, 2010
Judicial Philosophy in Legal Interpretation at the Supreme Court

In this edition of the Boston University School of Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor Ward Farnsworth,  to discuss his ongoing research into the role of politics and judicial philosophy in legal interpretation at the Supreme Court.  Dan and Professor Farnsworth will look...

Mar 5, 2010
Patent Failure

In this edition of the Boston University School of Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes Professor Michael Meurer, the Michaels Faculty Research Scholar of Law at BU School of Law, to discuss his new book, Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk. Dan and Professor...

Feb 3, 2010
Constitutional Interpretation

In this edition of the Boston University School of Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes an expert on constitutional law, theory and interpretation, Professor James E. Fleming to discuss his new book, Constitutional Interpretation: The Basic Questions.   Dan & Professor Fleming will discuss constitutional interpretation, who is qualified to...

Jan 6, 2010
Exploring Gender Equality

It was the year of the woman with stand-outs like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Judge Sonia Sotomayor taking center stage.   In this edition of the Boston University School of Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes Professor Linda C. McClain, the Paul M. Siskind Research Scholar and Professor...

Dec 4, 2009
Holy Hullabaloos with BU Law Professor Jay Wexler

Church versus State issues are the basis for some very interesting U.S. Supreme Court cases. In this first edition of the Boston University School of Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 gets beyond the legal documents and summary judgments in a conversation with BU Law Professor Jay Wexler, who brings...