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Suffolk Law School

Suffolk Law School covers a range of topics related to a Suffolk legal education. The goal is to share Suffolk Laws’ views by inviting students, alumni, and faculty to discuss critical issues in law. Topics include Intellectual Property, issues in public policy, the ramifications of the foreclosure crisis, and more.

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Aug 21, 2012
Massachusetts’ 3 Strikes Law

Chris Dearborn, Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School, discusses the Massachusetts 3 Strikes Law. Learn more about our nationally ranked clinical programs.

Jul 13, 2012
Absolute Novelty Worldwide—Not Always So Absolute

In this Intellectual Property webcast, Thomas McNulty and Sandra Szela Congdon of Lando & Anastasi, LLP discuss absolute novelty worldwide.

Jun 19, 2012
IP Industries: Part Two

Professor David L. Lange, Melvin Shimm Professor of Law at Duke University Law School, concludes his two-part discussion on IP Industries.

Jun 19, 2012
How Medical Apology Programs Harm Patients

Gabriel Teninbaum, Associate Professor of Legal Writing at Suffolk Law, discusses his May 2012 Boston Globe editorial and recent article on How Medical Apology Programs Harm Patients.

Jun 14, 2012
Sentencing Catherine Greig

Suffolk Law Professor Chris Dearborn discusses the recent sentencing of Catherine Greig.

Jun 14, 2012
The Government We Deserve

Alasdair Roberts, Suffolk Law’s Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy, discusses his recent article on the Neoliberal Revolution.

Jun 5, 2012
An Empirical Study of Predispute Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Social Media Terms of Service Agreements

Michael Rustad, Thomas F. Lambert Jr. Professor of Law & Co-Director Intellectual Property Law Concentration at Suffolk Law, discusses his study on the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in social media. Read the article.

May 22, 2012
IP Intensive Industries: Part One

Professor David L. Lange, Melvin Shimm Professor of Law at Duke University Law School, joins us for our latest Intellectual Property podcast.

May 15, 2012
Women Who Opt Out: The Debate over Working Mothers and Work-Family Balance

Bernie Jones, Associate Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School, discusses her new book, “Women Who Opt Out: The Debate over Working Mothers and Work-Family Balance.”

May 9, 2012
Attending Law School After Serving in Marine Counterintelligence

Jeff Gangi JD ’14 discusses his experiences in Marine Counterintelligence and his studies at Suffolk University Law School.  He also talks about his membership in the Suffolk Armed Forces Association.

May 2, 2012
The Luis Guaman Case

Professor Epps, Co-Director of Suffolk Law’s International Law Concentration, discusses the murder trial of Luis Guaman and the extradition issues involved in the case.

Apr 26, 2012
The “Murky Morass” – Patentable Subject Matter Around the World

In this Intellectual Property webcast, Thomas McNulty and Greg Gerstenzang of Lando & Anastasi, LLP discuss patentable subject matter around the world.

Apr 26, 2012
International Law Opportunities at Suffolk University Law School

Professor Christopher Gibson, Associate Dean, & Ian Menchini, Director of Electronic Marketing and Enrollment Management discuss the many opportunities available through Suffolk Law’s International Law program.

Apr 26, 2012
IP Law Concentration

Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau discusses the Intellectual Property Law Concentration offered by Suffolk University Law School.

Apr 25, 2012
A Civil Remedy

Professor Kate Nace Day of Suffolk University Law School discusses her new film, “A Civil Remedy,” which premieres at the Brattle Theatre on April 26, 2012.

Apr 5, 2012
A Discussion of Post Grant Review

Scott McKeown, partner and co-director of the Post Grant Practice Group at Oblon Spivak, discusses post grant review.

Mar 29, 2012
SEC Sheds Light on Cyber Threat Disclosure

Edward Mikolinski JD ’13 discusses his recent blog post, “SEC Sheds Light on Cyber Threat Disclosure” in the Journal of High Technology Law.

Mar 29, 2012
Education Advocacy Clinic at Suffolk University Law School

Isabel Raskin, who runs the Education Advocacy Clinic at Suffolk University Law School, discusses her goals for the clinic, as well as what students enrolled in the clinic experience.

Mar 23, 2012
Supreme Court Review of the Health Care Reform Law

Professor Renee Landers and Brendan Abel JD ’12 of Suffolk University Law School discuss their recent article entitled, “Supreme Court Review of the Health Care Reform Law.“

Mar 14, 2012
Please Refrain from Using My Refrain! Musicians Again Confront Politicians for Unauthorized Use of Songs

Nicole Rizzo Smith, Sunstein, Kann, Murphy & Timbers LLP, discusses the unauthorized use of songs by politicians in our latest IP podcast. Read Ms. Smith’s article on this topic.

Mar 7, 2012
SU Discoverlaw.org PLUS

Suffolk University Law School Dean Camille Nelson and Keren Zuniga McDowell, Director of Suffolk University’s Office of Academic Access and Opportunity at Suffolk University, discuss SU Discoverlaw.org PLUS.

Mar 7, 2012
Don’t Ignore Governmental Mechanisms for Protecting Intellectual Property Rights

In this Intellectual Property webcast, Lee Eulgen, a partner at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, discusses his recent article, “Don’t Ignore Governmental Mechanisms for Protecting Intellectual Property Rights.“

Mar 1, 2012
SJC Ruling on Foreclosures

Kathleen C. Engel, law professor and Associate Dean for Intellectual Life at Suffolk Law School, discusses the Massachusetts foreclosure crisis and actions being taken against four major banks.

Mar 1, 2012
Michael Rothenberg, Public Interest Lawyer: In Memoriam

In this podcast, Professor David Yamada, founding director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School, recalls the life of Michael Rothenberg, a gifted public interest lawyer in New York City who died last week at the age of 47.

Mar 1, 2012
David Lange: Golan, Again

David L. Lange, Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law at Duke University Law School, revisits the Supreme Court case, Golan v. Holder, discussing the decision and its aftermath.

Feb 22, 2012
The Perfect Real World Problem for a Trademark Class

In this week’s IP Podcast, Professor Megan Carpenter of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law discusses teaching IP in the midst of a trademark dispute.

Feb 22, 2012
Cryopreserved Embryos in Divorce Cases

Charles Kindregan, professor of law at Suffolk University Law School, discusses the emerging legal issues regarding cryopreserved embryos in divorce cases.

Feb 22, 2012
Bridging the Gap in Copyright Protection of Symbols, Shapes and Letters

In this episode of the IP Issues podcast series, Thomas McNulty and Julia Mathis of Lando & Anastasi, LLP discuss copyright protection of symbols, geometric shapes, and letters.

Feb 17, 2012
The Amy Bishop Inquest

Suffolk Law Professor Chris Dearborn discusses the Amy Bishop case in Massachusetts and Alabama and both parties’ reasons for keeping the inquest sealed or unsealed.

Feb 14, 2012
Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Employment Law

In this podcast, Professor David Yamada, founding director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School, discusses therapeutic jurisprudence, a movement that is bringing psychological insights to bear on the law and legal practice.

Feb 6, 2012
Suffolk and the BITAHR Film Festival

Dean Seidman, a member of Suffolk Law’s faculty and an Associate Dean, discusses the law school’s support of the Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights and its 2012 Film Festival.

Feb 6, 2012
The 2012 BITAHR Film Festival

Rebecca Merrill, JD ’10, Executive Director of the Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights, discusses BITAHR’s 2012 Film Festival.

Feb 3, 2012
Super Bowl edition: Vince Lombardi, Civil Rights Pioneer.

Professor David Yamada, Director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk Law, talks about legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi as an early pioneer for civil rights.

Feb 3, 2012
The Healthy Workplace Bill

Professor Yamada, director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk Law, describes the Healthy Workplace Bill, anti-bullying legislation he has written that is the template for bills across the country.

Feb 3, 2012
The Speech and Press Clauses, Revisited

David L. Lange, Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law at Duke University Law School, discusses the First Amendment’s speech and press clauses.

Jan 30, 2012
The Surefire Way to End Online Piracy: End Copyright

Dr. Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., discusses his recent article in the Huffington Post, “The Surefire Way to End Online Piracy: End Copyright.”

Jan 30, 2012
America’s First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Alasdair Roberts, Suffolk Law’s Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy, discusses his upcoming book and how it relates to the United States economy today.

Jan 19, 2012
Creating Healthy Workplaces: The New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School

Professor Yamada, founder of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk Law, discusses his plans for the Institute, the work he’s doing to address workplace bullying, and opportunities for Suffolk  law students and alumni to become involved. Professor Yamada’s blog, Minding the Workplace, can be read at Newworkplace.wordpress.com.

Jan 19, 2012
Harvesting Intellectual Property: Inspired Beginnings and “Work-Makes-Work,” Two Stages in the Creative Process of Artists and Innovators

Professor Jessica Silbey of Suffolk University Law School discusses her Intellectual Property law research, as described in her recent article in Notre Dame Law Review Volume 86, Issue 5 and her upcoming book.

Jan 6, 2012
What is Parody?

Our Intellectual Property Podcast Series continues this week with Gordon Firemark, a Los Angeles-based entertainment attorney, discusssing parody. Learn more about Suffolk’s nationally ranked IP Concentration .

Dec 22, 2011
America Invents Act: Micro Entity Status for Institutions of Higher Education

Janet Macleod and Christopher Kinkade of Fox Rothschild LLP, discuss their recent article America Invents Act: Micro Entity Status for Institutions of Higher Education.

Dec 22, 2011
Jumpstarting Your Practice: From Backpack to Briefcase

Eric Parker JD ’86, discusses his upcoming presentation on marketing legal services in the digital age that will be part of a Suffolk Law Advanced Legal Studies conference January 13 and 20, 2012.

Dec 15, 2011
Update on the America Invents Act: Virtual Marking

Ryan C. Smith, Intellectual Property Associate at Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd., discusses his recent article, “Update on the America Invents Act: Virtual Marking.“

Dec 12, 2011
Professor David L. Lange Discusses “Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices”

David L. Lange, Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law at Duke University Law School, discusses Law Professor Noah Feldman’s recent book, “Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices.”

Dec 8, 2011
Twitteright: Finding Protection in 140 Characters or Less

Stephanie T. North JD ’11 discusses her article, “Twitteright: Finding Protection in 140 Characters or Less,” which was published in the Journal of High Technology Law.

Dec 1, 2011
Queer Law Alliance at Suffolk University Law School

Jennifer Garner JD ’13, Co-President of the Queer Law Alliance (QLA) at Suffolk University Law School, discusses the QLA and LGBT awareness in the legal profession.

Dec 1, 2011
A Reason to Revisit Maine’s Indian Claims Settlement Acts: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Ms. Nicole Friederichs, Practitioner in Residence at Suffolk Law School, discusses her recent article and upcoming Indian Law and Indigenous Peoples Clinic at Suffolk Law School.

Nov 29, 2011
Intellectual Property Law Certificate Program

Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau discusses the Intellectual Property Law Certificate Program offered by Suffolk University Law School.

Nov 23, 2011
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on the Need for Universal Broadband Access and Public Service

Following a sucessful Massachusetts Broadband Conference the Rappaport Center hosted at Suffolk University Law School with the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn sat down with our Communications Coordinator Austra Zubkovs to discuss the importance of broadband connectivity for economic development. Taming e-Discovery

Nov 18, 2011
Technology is No. 1 Priority for U.S. Copyright Office

Dr. Gerard P. Norton, chair of the Intellectual Property Department at Fox Rothschild, discusses the article he recently co-authored, entitled, “Technology is No. 1 Priority for U.S. Copyright Office.”