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Inside Midnight Regulations

8/20/2012
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Back in June of 2012, the Administrative Conference of the United States approved non-binding "Midnight Rules" guidelines. Midnight rulemaking involves the pushing through of rules by a President, in the last few months of their administration. Host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth, chats with consultant for the Administrative Conference of the United States, Professor Jack M. Beermann, about Midnight...

Duration: 01:31:55


BU School of Law’s Semester-in-Practice Program

6/6/2012
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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 Lawyering program in Washington D.C, and Michael Greenwald, an alum of BU School of Law, who spent a semester in Washington working for...

Duration: 00:22:44


The Impact of BU Law’s LL.M. Programs

3/15/2012
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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 and International Programs and director of the Office of Graduate and International Programs, to take a look at the School’s graduate programs for international lawyers....

Duration: 00:21:11


The Economic Impact of Lawsuits by Patent Trolls

1/30/2012
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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 companies with litigation over alleged infringements. In this BU Law podcast, host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of...

Duration: 00:20:01


The Odd Clauses of the U.S. Constitution

11/7/2011
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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 of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth, welcomes law professor and humorist Jay Wexler to discuss his new book, The Odd Clauses:...

Duration: 00:20:23


An Observation of Race and Reproductive Rights in a Medical Setting

10/11/2011
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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, associate professor of law at BU School of Law and associate professor of anthropology, to discuss her new book, Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of...

Duration: 00:21:17


Antibiotic Resistance and Health Law

9/9/2011
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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 Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, talks with Kevin Outterson, associate professor and co-director...

Managing a Law Firm as a Business

5/5/2011
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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, to discuss recent trends in the legal marketplace. Jim talks about technology, outsourcing, competition among firms and the skills that law grads will need...

The Practice of Franchising

3/2/2011
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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.

Fiduciary Law

2/1/2011
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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.

Executive Pay Analysis

1/5/2011
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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.

Financial Reform and the Law

11/3/2010
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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...

Exploring Genocide & Political Groups

10/7/2010
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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 of genocide? Hear why Dr. Nersessian suggests that the international community would be well served by creating a separate international crime to address...

The Innocence Project & Wrongful Convictions

8/3/2010
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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.

Veterans Law

7/9/2010
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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 veterans. Dan and Robert discuss veteran benefits, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome cases and other common ailments and the need for more attorneys who...

The Growing Trend of Public Service

6/17/2010
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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 and undergrads are turning to government and public interest work. They look at students’ growing interest in public service, a new law that forgives student loans for...

The Power of Song in Law School

5/6/2010
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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...

Judicial Philosophy in Legal Interpretation at the Supreme Court

4/7/2010
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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 at the role of policy preferences and how it affects the current Supreme Court Justices’ decision making and pattern of voting.

Patent Failure

3/4/2010
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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 Meurer take a hard look at the American patent system and why many innovators consider this system and the institutions created to protect patents complete...

Constitutional Interpretation

2/3/2010
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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 interpret the Constitution and partisan approaches to constitutional interpretation.
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