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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.

Nov 10, 2011
Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon

Gretchen Morgenson, a business columnist for the New York Times, discusses her new book Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon.

Nov 9, 2011
Golan v. Holder: Copyright in the Image of the First Amendment

David L. Lange, Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law at Duke University Law School, discusses his recent article, “Golan v. Holder: Copyright in the Image of the First Amendment.”  

Nov 3, 2011
On Privacy: Liberty in the Digital Revolution

Christina M. Gagnier of Gagnier Margossian LLP discusses her recent article featured in the Suffolk Journal of High Technology Law that examines the right to privacy in the digital age.

Nov 2, 2011
Stephen Fehr on the States’ Fiscal Crisis

Stephen Fehr, the Project Director at the Pew Center on the States, discusses the current states’ fiscal crisis in the United States with Professor Alasdair Roberts.

Oct 31, 2011
Federal Circuit takes a close look at patent assignment language

Courtenay Brinckerhoff, a partner at Foley & Lardner in Washington, D.C., discusses her article, “Federal Circuit takes a close look at patent assignment language.”

Oct 26, 2011
Suffolk Law Study Abroad in Lund, Sweden

Suffolk Law offers an annual summer study abroad in Lund, Sweden. The program provides U.S. law students with an opportunity to participate in comparative and international public and private law courses while living in the charming, medieval city of Lund, Sweden. The close interaction of law students and law faculty from the University of Lund...

Oct 26, 2011
October 2011 Massachusetts SJC Ruling on Foreclosure

Kathleen C. Engel, law professor and Associate Dean for Intellectual Life at Suffolk University Law School, discusses the Massachusetts foreclosure crisis and significant cases before the SJC.

Oct 19, 2011
Flashpoints in Federalism: Challenges to State Regulation of Illegal Immigrants

Suffolk Law Constitutional Law professor and Supreme Court scholar Robert Smith discusses Immigration Reform in light of recent state regulation concerning illegal immigration.

Oct 17, 2011
Jerusalem, Jerusalem

James Carroll, author and Suffolk University Distinguished Scholar in Residence, joins us for a special edition of our podcast series to discuss his newest book, Jerusalem, Jerusalem.

Oct 12, 2011
Protecting Software Innovations in the Shifting IP Landscape

In the fourth episode of IP Issues with Lando & Anastasi, Tom McNulty and Tom McGinnis, attorneys with the Cambridge, Massachusetts firm Lando & Anastasi, discuss protecting software in the shifting IP landscape.

Oct 12, 2011
Being a Fox News Legal Analyst

Attorney Rachel Self JD ’04, discusses both her Boston-based private practice and her on-air work with Fox News. Learn more about Attorney Self and see her Fox News appearances at her website.

Oct 4, 2011
Suffolk Law. Patently Obvious.

Professor Michael Rustad, the Co-Director of Suffolk Law’s IP concentration, discusses Suffolk graduates practicing Patent Law in top Boston law firms. Access the study. Learn more about our nationally-ranked IP concentration.

Oct 3, 2011
Alimony Reform in Massachusetts

Professor Kindregan, a member of the Suffolk Law Faculty who teaches Family Law, discusses alimony reform in Massachusetts.

Sep 28, 2011
What is Work for Hire?

Mark Fischer, Partner at Duane Morris and Adjunct Professor of Copyright Law at Suffolk University Law School, discusses the recent copyright lawsuit filed by Victor Willis of the Village People.

Sep 16, 2011
Transitioning to a First to File System

Leigh Martinson JD ’03, an Intellectual Property partner at McDermott Will & Emery, discusses the transition from a first to invent to a first to file system.  Click to learn more about our IP concentration.

Sep 16, 2011
Post grant review under the America Invents Act of 2011

In this week’s Intellectual Property podcast, Dr. Eldora Ellison, an IP Director at Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, discusses the America Invents Act of 2011 and its implications.

Sep 9, 2011
Being an Evening Student

We are pleased to welcome Nicholas Holahan JD ’13 to our latest Student Voices podcast to discuss his experience as an evening student at Suffolk.  Learn more about our evening division.

Sep 9, 2011
Assistant Secretary of State Jose Fernandez discusses priorities and challenges in policymaking

For the latest installment of the Rappaport Center’s Public Policy Podcast Series, Professor Roberts discusses policymaking at the federal level with Assistant Secretary of State Jose Fernandez.

Sep 6, 2011
Rappaport Advisory Board Member Lyn Huckabee Discusses Her New Project Boston Food Swap

Self-described as “part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house,” Boston Food Swap is a project co-organized by Advisory Board member Lyn Huckabee to help create a stronger Boston community through trading homegrown, made and foraged food. Listen to our ten minute podcast as Rappaport Center Communications Coordinator Austra Zubkovs chats with Lyn about why...

Aug 30, 2011
The Impact of Patent Trolls on Technology Companies

We are pleased to welcome Krish Gupta JD ’96, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at EMC, to our latest Intellectual Property Podcast. Learn more about our IP Concentration at www.law.suffolk.edu/academic/ip.

Aug 30, 2011
Suffolk’s LLM Program

Bridgett Halay, Director of Graduate Law Programs at Suffolk University Law School, discusses Suffolk’s LLM in Global Law and Technology. Learn more about our LLM program at http://bit.ly/povMST.

Aug 24, 2011
Kim Kardashian and the Right of Publicity

Our Intellectual Property Podcast Series continues this week with Mark A. Fischer of Duane Morris LLP discussing Kim Kardashian’s lawsuit against The Gap for violating her right of publicity. Click to learn more about our IP Program.

Aug 19, 2011
Are You Sure You Own the Copyrights in Your Code?

Our IP Podcast Series continues with Samuel Miller, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, discussing his recent article Are You Sure You Own the Copyrights in Your Code?. Learn more and read the article at http://bit.ly/oHr16q.

Aug 17, 2011
Genetically Related Children: Harvesting of Gametes from Deceased or Incompetent Persons

Professor Kindregan, who teaches Family Law at Suffolk, discusses his recently published article on harvesting gametes from deceased or incompetent people in this podcast. Professor Kindregan’s article is online at http://bit.ly/pdSpO0.

Aug 15, 2011
Jane Wiseman on managing cutbacks in law enforcement agencies

Professor Roberts and Management Consultant and Rappaport Center Advisory Board member Jane Wiseman discuss Ms. Wiseman’s recent article Strategic Cutback Management: Law Enforcement for Lean Times in our latest Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast.

Aug 1, 2011
The Football Dispute in Court: Act 3

Suffolk Law Professor Marc Greenbaum continues his discussion of the NFL labor dispute in light of its recent conclusion.

Aug 1, 2011
State Representative John Keenan discusses Green Technologies in Massachusetts

We are pleased to welcome Representative John Keenan JD ’92 of the 7th Essex District of Massachusetts for the latest installment of the Rappaport Center’s Public Policy Podcast Series.

Jul 29, 2011
Scott Harshbarger on Regulation of Casino Gambling in Massachusetts

In our latest installment of the Rappaport Center’s Public Policy Podcast Series, Professor Roberts speaks with Scott Harshbarger about casino gambling in Massachusetts. Mr. Harshbarger’s article is online at www.rappaportbriefing.net.

Jul 28, 2011
Landmark Patent Decisions from The Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Our IP Issues podcasts continue this week. Craig Smith and Thomas McNulty of Lando & Anastasi discuss recent decisions from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Learn more at lalaw.com and law.suffolk.edu/academic/ip.

Jul 19, 2011
“Sister Wives” Family Challenges Utah’s Anti-Polygamy Law

Professor Kindregan, who teaches Family Law at Suffolk, discusses the recent lawsuit brought by the Browns, a polygamist family who star in the reality TV show “Sister Wives,” against the state of Utah challenging the state’s statute banning polygamy.

Jul 13, 2011
The Clinical Programs are Ranked Nationally by US News

In our final podcast on our nationally ranked programs, Professor Jeffrey Pokorak, Director, discusses our Clinical Programs.

Jul 12, 2011
Issues in the Whitey Bulger Case

We recently sat down with Suffolk Law Professor Christopher Dearborn to discuss issues in the Whitey Bulger case.

Jul 7, 2011
Dan Ryan JD ’09: Advising on South Sudanese Independence

In our latest Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast, Professor Alasdair Roberts is joined by Dan Ryan, a 2009 graduate of Suffolk working with the government of South Sudan in their move toward independence.

Jun 30, 2011
Recent Grad Monika Bandyopadhyay discusses the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project

Professor Roberts and Monika Bandyopadhyay JD ’11 discuss the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project in our latest Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast.

Jun 22, 2011
SPILG Fellow Jen Bonar: Defending Wildlife in Alaska

Professor Alasdair Roberts talks to Suffolk Law student Jen Bonar JD ’12 about her summer internship working with Defenders of Wildlife in Anchorage, Alaska. Learn more at www.rappaportcenter.org.

Jun 21, 2011
In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate

On June 14, 2011 Judge Nancy Gertner spoke at a Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association event held at Suffolk Law to discuss her new book, In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate.

Jun 20, 2011
You Have the Right to an Attorney, but Not Right Now

Suffolk Law Professor Christopher Dearborn discusses his article on the right to counsel prior to custodial interrogation, You Have the Right to an Attorney, but Not Right Now. To access the article, please visit http://bit.ly/mgMxgF.

Jun 15, 2011
Fenton Award Winner on Public Service at Suffolk

Professor Alasdair Roberts talks with Mary O’Neill JD ’11 about her receipt of a Fenton Public Service Award in our latest Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast.

Jun 14, 2011
Suffolk’s Trial Advocacy Program is Ranked by US News

Professor Timothy Wilton discusses the recent ranking of Suffolk’s Trial Advocacy Program by US News & World Report.

May 31, 2011
Copyright and The Hangover 2

Mark A. Fischer, Duane Morris LLP and Suffolk Law Adjunct Professor of Advanced Copyright, discusses the suit over the use of Mike Tyson’s tattoo in the newly released film The Hangover 2.

May 24, 2011
Leveraging the Patent Reexamination

The reexamination of patents in the United States Patent & Trademark Office has become a powerful and effective tool to clearly define the boundaries of a patent.  In this podcast, Peter Lando and James De Vellis of Lando & Anastasi, LLP discuss how, when, and why to request or defend the reexamination of a patent,...

May 18, 2011
Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Companion Animals, Emotional Damages and the Judiciary’s Failure to Keep Pace

Professor DeFabritiis discusses her article on companion animals soon to be published in the Northern Illinois Law Review. Download the article.

May 9, 2011
Superfreak Joins Slim Shady on the Definition of Digital Downloads

Patti Jones, JD ’92, reads her article on the F.B.T. Productions v. Aftermath Records and discusses what is otherwise known as the “Eminem” case generally. Read the article at http://bit.ly/h4LZ4W.

May 6, 2011
Is Net Neutrality a Virtual Taking?

Our IP Podcast Series continues with Boston College Law Professor Daniel Lyons IP Brown Bag Lunch presentation entitled Is Net Neutrality a Virtual Taking? Click to learn more about about our IP Concentration.

May 5, 2011
A Law Firm’s Withdrawal from Defending DOMA

Suffolk Law Professor Andrew Perlman discusses King & Spalding’s withdrawal from defending the Defense of Marriage Act in this podcast.

May 4, 2011
Recent Developments in False Claims Act Litigation

Professor Simard and Suffolk Law alumnus Tom Greene, Greene LLP, discuss False Claims Act litigation in this podcast. For additional documents and information pertaining to this topic please visit Mr. Greene’s website.

Apr 29, 2011
Michael Likosky on the Need for a National Bank

We are pleased to welcome Michael Likosky, Senior Fellow at New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge, for our latest Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast. Mr. Likosky’s latest book, Obama’s Bank, is available from Cambridge University Press.

Apr 27, 2011
The Football Dispute in Court: Act 2

Professor Marc Greenbaum, who teaches Labor and Employment Law at Suffolk, continues his discussion of the NFL labor dispute in this podcast.

Apr 27, 2011
WikiLeaks: The Illusion of Transparency

Alasdair Roberts, Suffolk Law’s Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy, discusses his recent article WikiLeaks: The Illusion of Transparency in our latest Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast.

Apr 25, 2011
The Legal Practice Skills Program is Ranked by US News

Professor Vinson, Director of Suffolk Law’s Legal Practice Skills Program, discusses the program’s recent national ranking by US News and World Report.