Wells Fargo tries to show more change than just a new CEO
S&P Global – Oct. 14, 2016
“Suffolk University management professor Tammy MacLean said in an interview that Wells would need to go well beyond a leadership change or announcements of new policies to appease investors and regulators. She said the bank should launch far-reaching and continuous training programs aimed at instilling ethical sales behavior, and not just, for example, an annual 20-minute video that employees feign interest in watching. This will need to be championed not only by top executives but by branch managers and the regional presidents who oversee them, she said. ‘Otherwise,’ MacLean said, ‘to the people on the inside, these new policies can seem like window dressing to protect the company, to protect top management. And that can create cynicism among the people doing the actual retail work.’ Wells' retail compensation changes should help engender improvements, she added, but leaders across the bank's operations need to make it a permanent priority. ‘Leadership is critical to the ethical climate of the organization,’ said MacLean, who is the director of Suffolk's Sawyer Business School Center for Executive Education.”
Mayor hits chord with business leaders with call for diversity
Boston Globe – Oct. 13, 2016
“Richard Taylor, director of Suffolk University’s Center for Real Estate, said he’d like to see Walsh bring together minority business leaders with executives from some of Boston’s biggest employers to talk about how to implement the mayor’s vision. Could a solution finally be in sight for corporate Boston’s inequity? Taylor sure hopes so. ‘If we really want to define ourselves as a world-class city, there must be significant growth in minority businesses and corporate leadership of color,’ Taylor said. ‘There are cranes everywhere. There is enough prosperity for everybody to participate. But the table has to be expanded.’”
The Boston professor on trail of the real Nat Turner
Boston Globe – Oct. 9, 2016
“One thing is clear about the hotly debated new feature film 'The Birth of a Nation:' filmmaker Nate Parker has spent an impressive amount of time poring over the details of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion of 1831. But Parker has nothing on at least one person who was in the audience at Sundance last January, when his film premiered to a rapturous reception. That was Suffolk University professor Kenneth S. Greenberg. Having devoted a nearly 40-year career in academia to the slavery era — and to Turner’s rebellion in particular — Greenberg knew he had to be there. Greenberg, a distinguished professor of history who recently stepped down as Suffolk’s dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, is the editor of a new edition of 'The Confessions of Nat Turner,' the document that described the revolt Turner led in Southampton County, Virginia. … ‘I look at [Nat Turner] with tremendous respect. As a historian, I came to realize I have an enormous responsibility to people who are long dead. They can’t talk for themselves.’”
Poll: Clinton, Trump in tight race in North Carolina
Politico – Oct. 13, 2016
“Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running close in North Carolina, according to a new Suffolk University poll conducted entirely after this week’s second debate.
U.S Election Wrap: Clinton Slips in New Hampshire Amid Voter Unease
Bloomberg Politics – Oct. 6, 2016
“Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are now in a statistical tie in New Hampshire, an important swing state in a close presidential election, a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll finds.”
The challenges women face in corporate America are curbing their ambitions
Quartz – Oct. 5, 2016
“Jodi Detjen, a management professor at Suffolk University, says there needs to be a bigger focus on confronting women’s internal biases about themselves, not just the external barriers they face—a key point in Sandberg’s 2013 book, Lean In. Detjen's research points to three unconscious assumptions that underlie the ambition gap. Women tend to believe they’re the ones responsible for managing all aspects of family life, which keeps them from investing fully in their careers. They also assume they should keep their heads down and focus exclusively on their immediate work, which can make management roles seem less appealing. Finally, women are often perfectionists. … ‘It’s not an ambition gap but a perspective gap,’ Detjen says.”
How a Private Fund of the Family that Runs Fidelity is Pocketing Hundreds of Millions off Americans’ 401(k)
Fortune – Oct. 5, 2016
“SEC rules aim to ensure that the interests of mutual funds are on at least equal footing with the interests of affiliates, said Joseph Franco, a law professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. The rules seek to prohibit a situation where, for instance, a mutual fund might invest in a pre-IPO company at an above-market price with the intent of boosting the value of an earlier, lower-priced investment by an affiliated entity.The rules also seek to ensure that mutual fund managers are not influenced by the interests of an affiliated entity, such as Fidelity‘s in-house venture operation, Franco said.”
Nat Turner & The Birth of a Nation
WCVB-TV Boston – Oct. 3, 2016
History Professor Kenneth Greenberg discusses slave rebellion leader Nat Turner with CityLine host Karen Holmes Ward.
VP hopefuls must boost top of ticket to win the debate
Washington Times -- Oct. 3, 2016
“Suffolk University poll director David Paleologos said Mr. Pence has to attack on three fronts. He needs to turn every debate question into a referendum on the trustworthiness of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, win back the Gary Johnson voters that Mr. Trump has lost in key states and aggressively pitch Bernard Sanders’ supporters. ‘He can do this by reminding them of the divisive, complicated and rigged Democratic Primary process which created havoc in states like Nevada, when Sanders caucus goers were gaveled down,’ Mr. Paleologos said.”
A Tale of Two Rivers
Boston magazine – Oct. 1, 2016
“‘Industry faded faster along the Charles,” says Robert Allison, a history professor at Suffolk University. ‘The Back Bay was created to be an enclave of wealth.’”
Angelina and Brad reportedly have a prenup agreement. Family lawyers say you should, too.
Boston Globe – Sept. 27, 2016
“Suffolk University law professor Marc Perlin described a person for whom a prenup would be useful as ‘someone who is getting married later in life for the second or third time, and wants to try and make sure property passes through to the children, perhaps, from a previous marriage.’ ‘I haven’t checked this out,’ Perlin continued, ‘but I bet that if you check the websites of attorneys in Florida, prenuptial agreements are much more popular’ given the state’s older population.”
Will Debate Performance Show Up in the Polls?
CBS Boston – Sept. 27, 2016
David Paleologos, director of the Political Research Center, discusses how the debate performance may affect the polls with NightSide host Dan Rea.
Duquesne University inaugurates Ken Gormley as new president
Trib Live, Penn. -- Sept. 22, 2016
“‘That's actually a really great thing to see a leader come up through the faculty ranks,’ said Tryan McMicken, director and assistant professor of the higher education program at Suffolk University in Boston. ‘It's still considered like it's a prized possession in academia from the faculty perspective.’”
College supply list for low-income students: Books, financial aid … a mentor
Christian Science Monitor – Sept. 21, 2016
“But some say that matching underprivileged students with mentors is only part of the solution. Teaching them to develop those relationships is just as important in closing the gap between them and their more well-connected peers, says Sarah Schwartz, an assistant professor of psychology at Suffolk University in Boston. Her pilot program, Connected Scholars, involves a 10-week course that encourages youth to recruit mentors in and out of their social and academic circles. The students who took part in the workshop reported stronger, closer relationships with their instructors on campus than those who didn’t, initial evaluations showed. ‘We’re seeing more research … [on] the importance of having a circle of mentors who can support different needs at different times in life,’ Ms. Schwartz says.”
Loosen rules, cabbies say; Cambridge reacts to new Uber-Lyft law
Boston Globe – Sept. 20, 2016
“Janice Griffith, a law professor at Suffolk University who has studied Uber and taxi regulations, said the cab companies are making one of the only arguments they have left under the new law. ‘The difficulty here is that taxis are operated on a municipal level and [Uber and Lyft] are operated on the state level now. So about the only thing the city could do at this point is lighten the load on taxis,’ she said. ‘And then the city would have to evaluate whether they want to exercise police powers in that matter.’"
Sexual politics, class divisions a potent mix in ‘Miss Julie’
Boston Globe review – Sept. 17, 2016
“The Harbor Stage Company is pushing its geographic boundaries, bringing its well-received summer production of “Miss Julie” from the Wellfleet waterfront to the Modern Theatre for a short run, through Sept. 25. The acting is terrific, especially Brenda Withers in the title role.”
Elizabeth Warren rips DOJ on bankers
Boston Herald – Sept. 16, 2016
“The heavyweights on Wall Street are already likely considering their options, according to Joseph Franco, a Suffolk University Law School professor and former assistant general counsel with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. ‘They will have counter responses as I’m sure they’re already considering those responses right now,’ Franco said. ‘They are likely working on responses as to why this should not be public. They are going be reluctant to give more information for privacy reasons, proprietary reasons and embarrassment reasons.’”
Boston Police want to send prostitution customers to ‘John school’
Boston Herald – Sept. 15, 2016
“Suffolk University Law Professor Emerita Kate Nace Day, who has made documentaries about sex trafficking, said shaming can be a powerful force to thwart demand. ‘Many men do it because they can do it and the price is not very high,’ Day said. ‘This is putting a price on it, a social, moral, personal price on it.’”
Polls and 3rd Party Candidates in the Debates
RT America “Watching the Hawks” – Sept. 14, 2016
“David Paleologos, director of Suffolk University’s Political Research Center, discusses a recent poll which shows that 76% of Americans want to see 3rd party candidates on the debate stage this fall.”
Nat Turner’s Bible Gave the Enslaved Rebel the Resolve to Rise Up
Smithsonian magazine – Sept. 13, 2016
“Think about Turner’s situation and the situation of all enslaved people,’ says Kenneth S. Greenberg, distinguished professor of history at Suffolk University in Boston. ‘They are denied weapons. If they leave their home farm, they need a note from their owner. If they try to run away, there is a system of armed patrols all over the South. If they make it to the North and their master can find them, the federal government is required to bring them back. The odds of escaping from slavery are stacked against African-Americans. Moreover, there is almost no chance of achieving freedom through rebellion. When someone makes a decision to engage in rebellion, they have to be willing to die. In fact, death is a virtual certainty. Very few people are willing to do that.’”
"¿Erró la campaña de Hillary al ocultar su neumonía?"
CNN (in Spanish) -- Sept. 12, 2016 -- Acting Provost and Government Professor Sebastián Royo was interviewed about the presidential campaign. When asked about Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis, he said, “‘It would not have been very significant if she had disclosed it on Friday, but her decision to hide it confirmed the perception about her lack of transparency and obsession with privacy.’”
WGBH News – Sept. 12, 2016
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci discusses political headlines of the day with "Boston Public Radio" program hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
Video raises questions about Hillary’s health
NECN – Sept. 11, 2016
“Government Chair Rachael Cobb says at first glance the clip looks like new material for Clinton critics who have questioned her health and urged her to release medical records, but Cobb doesn’t expect the arguments to hold for long. ‘The Rudy Giulianis of the world who have been asking people to google Hillary Clinton and her illness will take this video and it will spread and it will be on Twitter and social media. It already is,’ she says
Never Read Your Credit Card Contract: It Might Cost You
Money Talks News -- Sept. 9, 2016
“Kathleen Engel is a research professor of law at Suffolk University in Boston who has studied subprime and predatory lending. She tells CreditCards.com that unreadable agreements help protect lenders from lawsuits and help keep cardholders ignorant of how loans work. Engel continues: ‘People who understand what they’re getting pay less for credit than people who don’t.’”
“Body camera ruling due by Friday”
Boston Globe – Sept. 7, 2016
“‘It’s unclear how the court might rule,’ said Marc D. Greenbaum, codirector of employment law at Suffolk University Law School. ‘Even if the commissioner has the authority to implement, he still has to bargain regarding the impact of the decision.’ Massachusetts law recognizes that public employers have the prerogative ‘to implement certain decisions,’ but previous rulings on the issue ‘are not easily decipherable,’ he said.’”
“Blacks Lag in Business Ownership, but Gap is Narrowing”
Wall Street Journal – Sept. 1, 2016
“Technology has in many ways been a great equalizer because small and minority business owners can access labor cheaper and information more readily,” said Richard Taylor, a real-estate investor and executive in residence at Suffolk University in Boston who advises minority firms.”
“Law Professor Advocates for Law Enforcement Training to Include De-escalation Techniques”
Wisconsin Public Radio – Aug. 29, 2016
“While the recent controversies over policing have often been pinned on racial bias, Frank Rudy Cooper, a law professor at Suffolk University in Boston, believes there may be more at play. ‘I think police officers have long had a tendency to racial profile, and that's been documented in New York City and many other places,’ Cooper said. ‘But I think that tendency to racial profile is aggravated by [a] simultaneous tendency towards machismo.’”
‘Pay to play’ allegations at Suffolk County Sheriff’s office
Fox 25 Boston – Aug. 24, 2016
“Ken Cosgrove, an associate professor of government at Suffolk University, told FOX25 that the practice of taking donations from employees creates potential conflicts. ‘It's one of those things when people bring this up, you think, yeah, that's how it works in Massachusetts – always has,’ said Cosgrove. ‘There are laws about this at the federal level – political activity for employees – and it seems like that would be a good thing to bring here.’”
“Remembering the Legacy of Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion”
National Public Radio – Aug. 22, 2016
Distinguished Professor of History Kenneth Greenberg discussed Nat Turner and the Virginia slave rebellion he led.
St. Paul’s School: Sexual assault victim’s attorneys should stop commenting publicly”
Boston.com – Aug. 15, 2016
“Rosanna Cavallaro, a criminal law professor at Suffolk University Law School, said that although the plaintiff’s name is generally public information, the victim’s status as a minor and victim of sexual assault is a compelling reason for privacy. ‘It is unusual that a person bringing a lawsuit would not have their name on a pleading because they’re the ones bringing the lawsuit,’ she said. ‘But there are special circumstances here.’”
“Amid turbulent times, driven to serve”
Metro West Daily News – Aug. 14, 2016
“‘Those are huge challenges for the police going forward,’ said Brenda Bond, a research partner with the Lowell Police Department and chair of the Institute for Public Service at Suffolk University. …Bond said she wasn’t surprised that many would-be officers still want to enter the field. ‘To those who feel like they want to work in policing, if it’s fundamental to who they want to be, it won’t deter them,’ she said. ‘To others, it may deter them.’”
“A turn in the U.S. campaign: Hurricane Trump shut off?”
Clarin – Aug. 14, 2016
Sebastián Royo, vice provost and professor of government at Suffolk University in Boston, said, "It is difficult for Trump to recover, but not impossible. Trump has been underestimated from the start, but has shown an unexpected ability to mobilize voters. The traditional rules do not seem to apply. He needs to be more disciplined and focus on the weaknesses of Hillary Clinton, instead of opening new fronts on issues and people that divert attention and detract votes."
Getting With the Program; Suffolk Law’s new Client Services Innovation Program gives law students real-world work experience.
Spectrum, magazine of the American Association of Law Libraries -- July/Aug. 2016 issue
“Suffolk Law’s John Joseph Moakley Law Library was built in 1999; its most recent incarnation includes an inventive way to turn two unused rooms into real-world experience for students and to serve as a revenue source for both students and the school. …”
Suffolk University Political Research Center's Poll Shows Clinton Leading Trump by 9 points in Pennsylvania – July 28, 2016
Media highlights include:
New York Times
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Deadlocked in New Ohio Poll
New York Times – July 21, 2016
Highlights from media mentions of Suffolk University Political Research Center's Ohio poll:
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Des Moines Register
Detroit Free Press
"In a hospice room, a graduation well-earned"
Boston Globe – July 16, 2016
University awards honorary degrees to Tara Chagnon amid pomp and circumstance
“Brady suspension stands; hopes slim for appeal”
Boston Globe – July 14, 2016
“‘I know Yogi Berra said it’s not over ‘til it’s over, but this is almost over,” said Marc Greenbaum, a Suffolk University law professor and labor arbitrator. ‘There wasn’t much chance of [Brady] getting a full hearing before the Second Circuit. There is even less chance of him getting relief from the Supreme Court.’ … ‘You could have the Sword of Damocles hanging over the team,’ Greenbaum said. ‘As bad as it would be to have Brady suspended the first four games, imagine if he were suspended the last four. That would take your nightmare into ‘The Twilight Zone.’”
Tom Brady loses Deflategate appeal
WBZ radio – July 13, 2016
“Suffolk Law Professor Marc Greenbaum says Brady and the NFL Players Association could request a stay and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could make a quick decision but he wouldn’t bet on it.”
"Governor picks ‘Newporter’ for Superior Court"
Newport Daily News – July 2, 2016
Suffolk Law alumna Maureen B. Keough is sworn in as an associate justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court.
WGBH – June 27, 2016
Law Professor Renée Landers was on the “Boston Public Radio” show discussing the recent Supreme Court rulings on guns, abortion and immigration.
“End of Abortion Wars?”
NECN – June 27, 2016
Suffolk Law Professor Renée Landers discusses the Supreme Court ruling on the Texas abortion access law and its impact on abortion rights in other states.
“Most candidates for Massachusetts Legislature face no opponent”
Wicked Local news – June 26, 2016
“David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said it’s particularly difficult for most working people to invest the time and money required to mount a serious campaign for the state Senate or House. ‘The pool of candidates begins low, then gets lower when you think of the hurdles candidates have to walk over, like raising money, forming an organization, public exposure of your life and your family’s life,” he said. ‘Then there are the filing issues, establishing a committee, getting someone to be your treasurer, filing reports. There’s a lot of hoops to jump through. …’”
NAFTA Environmental Text Differs from TPP Approach
Bloomberg BNA Trade Daily – June 23, 2016
“As the debate continues over the environmental protections the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will provide, some of the most relevant information may come from the results produced by its predecessor, the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Both the TPP and the NAFTA agreements give citizens the right to report environmental violations related to trade, but the process for doing so differs significantly. … Under the TPP, citizens can still submit requests to have violations investigated, but these requests must come from the citizen of the country and are handled first by the country in question. Based on the response, it is then followed up by the environmental committee, rather than an independent secretariat. … "This is a trend towards a more voluntary mechanism for regulatory compliance, rather than command and control, ‘ said Elizabeth Trujillo, a professor of international trade law at Suffolk University Law School, noting that similar approaches were used in a trade agreement between the US and Columbia. ‘We are seeing that type of language more and more in the bilateral agreements. It is not surprising that it would be in the TPP.’" (subscription only)
“Apple Decides Against Republican Convention Involvement Over Trump”
Vallejo Times-Herald – June 20, 2016
“Deciding whether and how to get involved in a Trump-led convention is a real dilemma for many companies, said Kenneth Cosgrove, associate professor of political science at Suffolk University who has written about political branding. The presumptive Republican nominee's divisive rhetoric and tactics puts brands in a tough position, especially when they are seeking to appeal to mass audiences. ‘It's a difficult question, it's do you want to be co-branded with this guy in a sponsorship role?’ said Cosgrove. …”
“Digital exhibition on Harry Hom Dow now online”
Sampan – June 16, 2016
“A new digital exhibition on [Suffolk Law alumnus] Harry Hom Dow, the first Chinese-American to pass the Massachusetts Bar exam, is now online. This project was made possible with grant funding from Mass Humanities and a partnership between the Chinese Historical Society of New England and Suffolk University’s Moakley Archive and Institute.”
“Somerville police officer buys doll for girl after hearing her family couldn’t afford it”
Boston.com – June 9, 2016
“A Somerville police officer [Suffolk alumna Ashley Catatao] made a little girl’s day brighter this week after learning her family couldn’t afford to buy a doll the girl wanted.”
“City goal for housing stock: ‘Lead-safe’”
Dorchester Reporter – June 8, 2016
“Law Professor William Berman, the director of Suffolk University’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program, said that a fear of the unknown is often the driving factor for landlords of houses with lead-paint issues. A lack of education among real estate brokers is an issue as well. ‘The problem is there’s a relatively significant financial incentive for people to discriminate,’ said Berman. ‘They just don’t want to deal with it and they’re not quite sure what they’re facing.’”
WGBH – June 6, 2016
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci and Boston Herald columnist Peter Gelzinis were on the “Boston Public Radio” show talking about the political headlines of the day.
"Del Prete’s back at it"
Boston Herald – June 4, 2016
“When considering the term “baseball lifer,” [Suffolk University Baseball Coach] Anthony “Deli” Del Prete might be the textbook example. The 34-year old is a man of many hats when it comes to the game he loves best. The East Boston native played at Suffolk University before embarking on his unique semi-professional baseball odyssey. ... Recently, Del Prete, accompanied by Suffolk assistant John O’ Brien, traveled back to Cuba with the Milton Breakers of the MSBL Masters division to play a series of games.”…
“When Summer Forgot Boston; Snow in June? It happened 200 years ago, freaking out New Englanders and paving the way for modern meteorology"
Boston magazine – June 2016
“‘On Cape Cod the following year, there’s a beginning of a religious revival,’ says professor Robert Allison, chair of Suffolk University’s history department. ‘The first real tourists are people coming for these religious revivals.’ … The acute effects were disastrous: Crops took a beating, grain prices soared, and many New England farmers emigrated west, worried that if summer didn’t arrive the following year, their livelihood would be destroyed. But for the most part, according to Allison, the long-term consequences of the anomalous season were minimal—maybe even beneficial. ‘In one way, modern meteorology stems from this,’ Allison says, noting that federal officials began recording temperatures three times a day that summer. ‘Now we have such a bizarre way of getting obsessed about the weather. Can you imagine what our forecasters would do in a case like this—snow in June? It would be the end of the world.’”
Boston Globe - "Elizabeth Warren invokes 'Lemondade,' life as a blonde in Suffolk speech"
Boston Globe - “At Suffolk commencement, focus is on the future”
Boston Herald - “Delivering another punch; Warren jabs at Trump during Suffolk speech”
Mass Live - “U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells Suffolk University graduates to get ready for the unexpected”
Boston.com - “Elizabeth Warren brings humor to Suffolk speech using Trump, ‘Lemonade,’ hair color”
Fortune - "8 Inspiring Women Leaders Share Their Best Advice for 2016 Grads
Speaker: Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Democratic Senator for Massachusetts
Institution/Date: Suffolk University/May 22, 2016
Theme: The importance of knowing yourself
Best quote: “Knowing who you are will help you when it’s time to fight. Fight for the job you want, fight for the people who mean the most to you and fight for the kind of world you want to live in. It will help when people say that’s impossible or you can’t do that. Look, if you take the unexpected opportunities when they come up, if you know yourself, and if you fight for what you believe in, I can promise that you will live a life that is rich with meaning.”
Salon – “The 5 best commencement speech zingers of the graduation season; Elizabeth Warren brought the house down at Suffolk University with one expertly delivered jab at you know who”
“Elizabeth Warren at Suffolk University.
Zinger: “How’s this speech polling so far? Higher or lower than Donald Trump’s unfavorable numbers with women?”
As if you needed another reason to love Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachusetts and skilled Trump Twitter troll, used her address at Boston-based Suffolk University to congratulate the school for making higher education more broadly available and to offer a rousing defense of government that works on behalf of the people. …”
Chicago Tribune – “2016 commencement speeches: Wisdom and wit”
“Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at Suffolk University: ‘Look, if you take the unexpected opportunities when they come up, if you know yourself, and if you fight for what you believe in, I can promise that you will live a life that is rich with meaning.’”
Huffington Post – Elizabeth Warren Blasts Donald Trump in Commencement Speech
Boston magazine - “Elizabeth Warren Gave Beyoncé a Shutout in Her Suffolk Commencement Address”
Republican, Springfield, Mass., - “Warren tells grads: Get ready for unexpected”
India New England - “Sen. Elizabeth Warren draws from own life in advising Suffolk University graduates to fight for their beliefs and make the best of the unexpected”
“Professor named educator of year by CPAs”
North Reading Transcript – May 26, 2016
Mary-Joan Pelletier Potvin, an instructor in Suffolk University's Accounting Department, received the 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year award from the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.
“Brady asks for rehearing; will the court listen?”
Boston Globe – May 24, 2016
“‘Obviously, it is well done, as one would expect,’ said Suffolk law professor Marc Greenbaum of the brief, which was written by Ted Olson, Brady’s newest lead attorney and a former US solicitor general. ‘And even more obviously, it is still a long shot.’ … ‘Greenbaum believes that this argument is the most compelling. ‘A real arbitrator would have rejected the NFL’s attempt to shift the basis on which the original discipline was premised,’ said Greenbaum, himself an arbitrator. ‘The key here is that the commissioner was supposed to hear an ‘appeal.’ What he did was akin to the following: A defendant appeals his or her conviction of a misdemeanor, and the appellate court finds that the defendant was really guilty of a felony. That is not supposed to happen in the United States.’”
NECN -- May 23, 2016
Suffolk Law Professor Isaac Borenstein, a retired Superior Court judge, discusses the courts and the record on Jorge Zambrano, suspect in killing of Auburn police officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
“What is Bill Weld thinking joining the Libertarian presidential ticket?”
Mass Live – May 20, 2016
“‘I think Gov. Weld would add significant heft and substance to the national debate,’ said Richard Taylor, a state transportation secretary under Weld, who is now a real estate executive and director of the Center for Real Estate at Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School. Taylor said Weld made strong court appointments in Massachusetts, had accomplishments ranging from a harbor cleanup to a commuter rail expansion, and has credentials working in the public and private sector. Taylor, who remains in touch with Weld but has not spoken to him about running for vice president, said he thinks Weld's decision ‘is probably a result of the national conversation being dissatisfied with the choices on both sides.’ Taylor said he sees Weld's party switch as a practical matter, since the Libertarian Party provides the only viable way for a candidate who wants to challenge Trump and Clinton to get ballot access in every state. ‘It's a vehicle, let's be clear about it,’ Taylor said.”
Globe North – May 19, 2016
Drew Carter of Newburyport: “A senior infielder on Suffolk University’s baseball team, he earned first-team Great Northeast Athletic Conference honors after batting .403 with a .512 on-base percentage and 31 RBIs for the 33-11 NCAA Division 3 tourney-bound Rams.”
Dushku supports Pine Street Inn
Boston Globe “Names” – May 19, 2016
Suffolk student Eliza Dushku speaks for the homeless.
"Hey WHDH, take your Comcast fight to the FCC”
Boston Globe – May 18, 2016
“Elbert Robertson, a former FCC attorney who now teaches antitrust issues at Suffolk University Law School, believes both viewers and Ansin have a stronger case before the FCC than in the civil courts. If he can’t renew with NBC, Ansin plans to operate WHDH as an independent station, and Robertson goes so far as to say that Ansin should round up other local independent broadcast stations to jointly file a consumer protection complaint with the FCC. ‘I can see the commission move in the direction of trying to check the growth of Comcast’s power,’ said Robertson. ‘If people are going to be losing service, I don’t think the FCC will allow that to happen.’”
“Live podcasts – even obscure ones – are starting to draw a crowd”
Boston Globe – May 16, 2016
“‘Why do people go to watch [Saturday Night Live]? Why do people go to watch late-night talk shows? It’s just like in the old days, going to watch Johnny Carson — you’re watching what is becoming a taped show,’ said Robert E. Rosenthal, chairman of the department of communication and journalism at Suffolk University. ‘It’s a sense of community.’”
“Should colleges charge for academic credit earned from unpaid internships?”
Washington Post – May 13, 2016
“‘This is a huge ethical issue for universities that they are sneaking under the rug,’ said David Yamada, director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. ‘In this era of skyrocketing student debt, the fact that students are probably having to borrow money to do an internship for free is appalling.’”
“Will Spain’s New Election Bring Political Stability-or Just Uncertainty?”
World Politics Review – May 10, 2016
“If the PP has any chance at improving its performance, it could come ‘from some of its traditional voters who may have voted for Ciudadanos in December,’ explains Sebastian Royo, a professor at Suffolk University, in an email interview. …”
“Billions in lawsuits: Just the cost of doing business”
Times - Beaver County, Penn. – May 10, 2016
“Suffolk University law professor Marc A. Rodwin, who has written on drug company sanctions, says one solution might be charging drug company officials personally, so that they could face fines or even criminal misdemeanor counts. He added, however, ‘there seems to be a reluctance of prosecutors to act’ against corporate officers.”
“Hold your horses: buggy case denied; Judge rejects 150-year-old defense in suit vs. T”
Boston Herald – May 8, 2016
“Suffolk University law professor Carter G. Bishop said the age of a cited case generally matters less than how it applies to the argument at hand, and the Nahant man’s beef with the railroad seemed different than the heavy weather involved in Rodriguez’s complaint. ‘It’s the pendulum of authority,’ Bishop said. ‘The older something is and the less it’s been repeated and cited, you can say that’s less persuasive.’”
"El Fenómeno Trump"
Cinco Días – May 6, 2016
Opinion article by Vice Provost and Government Professor Sebastián Royo
“St. John School Visits Suffolk University for Franklinpalooza”
North End Waterfront – May 4, 2016
“The Suffolk University students were doing a Franklinpalooza–with different facets of Benjamin Franklin’s life represented–printing, soap-making, inventions, music, food, politics, literature. Franklin even attended along with a special Franklin-themed piñata.”
WBZ radio – May 2, 2016
History Chair Robert Allison and talk show host Bradley Jay discuss events in Boston that led to the American Revolution.
“Boston Arts Groups Find Solutions for Graying Audiences”
WBUR -The Artery – May 2, 2016
“Menino worked for more than a decade with developers, theatrical producers and local colleges and universities to save the dilapidated buildings that are now the Boston Opera House, the Paramount Center and the Modern Theater at Suffolk University on the once-seedy, now-vibrant stretch of lower Washington Street in the Theater District.”
“From Student to Master”
Legal Tech News – May 1, 2016
“With all these options in place, what does the perfect e-discovery education entail? Suffolk Law School recently partnered with legal services provider Integreon to give the law school’s students more legal technology experience. …”
“An Uber driver made a sexual pass at me, and he might still be out driving”
Boston.com – April 29, 2016
“‘It’ll take some time and experience before we reach that kind of threshold as to how ride-sharing services should be regulated to encourage safety,’ said Janice Griffith, a Suffolk University law professor who studies ride-hail companies. ‘What might happen is the public demands more regulation to ensure safety, but that will cost them.’ Griffith also said that market forces are at play in this situation. ‘If riders don’t feel safe taking one type of service, they’ll choose another,’ she said. ‘And that can force companies to change their practices.’”
“A rundown on Boston-area college commencements”
Boston Globe – April 28, 2016
Suffolk University is included in the Globe’s list of commencement ceremonies
“Appeals court ruling was improbable, statistically speaking”
Boston Globe – April 25, 2016
“But Marc D. Greenbaum, a labor and employment professor from Suffolk University, said that when trying to predict the outcome of an individual case, such statistics are irrelevant. ‘Yeah, there’s patterns,’ he said. ‘But each case is different. I don’t believe in numbers when it comes to this.’ ‘I wasn’t surprised that Berman was overturned,’ added Greenbaum, who described himself as a long-time Patriots fan. ‘I always thought his decision was vulnerable, and unfortunately I was right.’”
“My Instagram: Chris Rocco”
Boston Globe – April 24, 2016
“Suffolk University sophomore Chris Rocco has one simple piece of advice for budding photographers, articulated in the bio of his fast-growing Instagram account (@chrisrocco). ‘If you want it,’ he writes, ‘go out and get it.’ Since getting on the app, Rocco, 20, has adhered to that, focusing on some of Boston’s most awe-inspiring angles throughout what has evolved into an exquisitely detailed,visually opulent feed.”
“College students dig deep to donate to candidates”
Boston Globe – April 22, 2016
“Students are laden with debt,’ said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, which partners with the Globe on polling. ‘If you’ve got a person who is a student who is maxed out, that tells me either that student is a grad student or is independently wealthy or that it’s probably their parents’ money
Swipe at Suffolk University calls for a response in kind
Boston Globe – April 19, 2016
In a letter to the editor President McKenna says, "I can think of no other campus today that has more engaged students, faculty, staff, and alumni working together for the success of a university."
Trove of Curley photos come home to JP
Boston Globe – April 17, 2016
"Robert J. Allison, a professor of history at Suffolk University, said he spent hours looking at the photos when they were first posted online earlier this year. He said he was particularly drawn to the images of Curley with his family, as well as to several that show Curley with Justice Louis Brandeis, whose nomination to the Supreme Court Curley had opposed as a congressman. ‘I don’t think any other mayor has had as big an impact on the culture of this city,’ Allison said. ‘Curley was ubiquitous; he was everywhere,” and residents expected him to attend to their every need.’ In that way, ‘it’s something we expect in every subsequent mayor,’ Allison said. ‘All are following in Curley’s footsteps.'”
Boston Literary District Looks at how we talk, think about ourselves
Boston Globe “New England Literary News” – April 15, 2016
Boston Literary District’s Constructions of Self series features Where I Am From, a story slam in which Suffolk University students and writers from Grub Street will recount personal narratives, at Suffolk's Modern Theatre.
“Mass. Water Systems Test Over Federal Limit for Lead”
WBUR – April 14, 2016
Professor Martha Richmond, director of Suffolk’s Environmental Science program, discusses Massachusetts water issues related to lead with WBUR Radio Boston host Meghna Chakrabarti.
Suffolk University baseball settles into new home field at East Boston Memorial Stadium
East Boston Times-Free Press – April 13, 2016
“The team is 17-5 so far this season, led by pitching virtuoso, Eastie’s own Kevin Sinatra, who is currently 6-0 on the season as a left handed starting pitcher. “I am honored to be playing baseball for Suffolk University on my home field of East Boston. It’s an opportunity that most athletes aren’t awarded and I feel privileged to be a part of such an excellent program,” said Sinatra. “We are off to a great start to the season and I just hope that we can continue to play well and that I can help my team win.'”
Unpaid internships – hard work, questionable legality
Commonwealth Magazine – April 11, 2016
“David Yamada, a professor of law and director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School, says it’s unlikely the Argopoint position meets the federal Labor Department’s six-part test for an exemption from the minimum wage law. ‘The position’s responsibilities are significant, involving professional tasks likely beyond that of even an entry-level job,’ he says. ‘This looks like a regular job tagged with the label of ‘intern.’ ‘There are a lot of students who simply can’t afford to work for free for such a long period of time,’ says Yamada, the Suffolk law professor, ‘because they have to make some money — to pay their bills, to pay their tuition, to pay their expenses, and to put a roof over their head. So they have to pass up valuable internship opportunities. It doesn’t seem to me that asking for the minimum wage in return for entry-level performance is asking a lot.”
“Charting a Course for Cuba”
The National Law Journal – April 11, 2016
“That reluctance to discuss sensitive topics with visitors largely boils down to trust, said Isaac Borenstein, a retired Massachusetts state court judge and visiting professor at Suffolk who emigrated from Cuba in 1961. In January, his students spent a week in a classroom with University of Havana law students, stayed in homes with Cuban families, and navigated the city on public transportation just as Cubans do. That sustained interaction helped break down walls between the Suffolk and Havana students, said third-year student Cherie Ching. ‘I felt like an ambassador,’ she said. ‘I really wanted to understand the perspective of the students there, and hear what their passions are and why they wanted to become lawyers.”
“A more diverse field of 7 seek Senate seat”
Boston Globe – April 11, 2016
“Normally, you could count on the fact that the East Boston candidate is going to be the winner,’ said John Nucci, an East Boston native and former city councilor who is now senior vice president of external affairs at Suffolk University. ‘But there is no incumbent or long-term East Boston resident in the race. This is something new in the history of electoral politics in East Boston.”
“Holden native named to GNAC All-Sportsmanship team”
The Landmark – April, 7, 2016
Suffolk University student Katie Murray was named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference 2016 winter all-conference women's basketball team and awarded All-Sportsmanship honors.
“Students turn spring break vacations into volunteer opportunities at Canyon”
Grand Canyon News – April 5, 2016
Suffolk University out of Boston, Massachusetts had 14 volunteers over the week of March 14 - 18 who volunteered a total of 364 hours for the week. They also worked with Wildland Fire and Fire Effects. (See photos)
“Kate Nace Day: Human Trafficking Activist”
Huffington Post – April 4, 2016
Interview with Kate Nace Day, emerita professor of law
I first met Kate Nace Day when I took part in the 2012 Fighting Trafficking through Film forum, a project produced by the Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights. I was there as a panelist and a writer covering the event. Kate was screening the trailer for her documentary in progress, A Civil Remedy. She was also participating in her capacity as a Suffolk University Law School professor. Kate had moved into the documentary film space as a way to augment conveying information about human trafficking to her students. Her “a-ha” moment came when she screened The Day My God Died for her class. The account of girls from Nepal, as young as 7 years old, being sold into sexual slavery in India hit a nerve. It took the reality of the issue to a new level. I recently reached out to Kate to discuss her film, her impact on the 2011 Massachusetts anti-trafficking law, and her take on the distinctions between “sex work,” “sexual exploitation,” and “abolition.”
“Federal judge not so sure Uber and Lyft are any different from cab companies”
Boston.com – April 2, 2016
“Janice Griffith, a Suffolk University law professor who studies ride-hail companies, said that if the city is eventually forced to hold taxis and Uber to the same standard, it may result in taxi regulations being loosened. That would be both more feasible and more politically attractive than holding Uber and Lyft to existing taxi standards, she said. ‘As a business model, it’s probably impractical to regulate [transportation network companies] or ride-share services in the same manner as taxis,’ she said.”
“$14.5 Million Verdict Hinges on Location of Plaintiff's Home”
Associated Press – March 30, 2016
“Geilenfeld would not qualify to sue if he was living in Haiti with no specific timeframe for returning to the U.S., but the fact that he maintained ties to Iowa and planned to return will have to be weighed by the judge, said Linda Simard, a law professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. She said the judge will have to figure out Geilenfeld's "subjective intent" by looking at the facts and testimony.”
Private developers build student housing
Boston Globe – March 28, 2016
“Other local schools considering similar projects include Suffolk University. John Nucci, the school’s head of government relations, said Suffolk is exploring neighborhoods away from downtown where land is cheaper, probably near a T station. It might even team up with other schools in a sort of “student village.” ‘Nothing has been developed yet, but the climate for this approach is very healthy right now,’ Nucci said. ‘This is the direction in which we’re heading.’”
WGBH “Boston Public Radio” – March 28, 2016
“Suffolk University Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci and Boston Herald columnist Peter Gelzinis were in the studio to talk about Bernie Sanders' weekend wins and Trump and Cruz's spousal bickering.”
“More Time for Dads? States Weigh Changes to Custody Laws”
KTOO Public Radio – March 27, 2016
“Laws that encourage shared parenting may sound “seductive” to state lawmakers, but they often force families into bad situations, said Maritza Karmely, a professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Bar associations, judges and lawyers have come out against some of the proposals. ‘A presumption is a pretty radical step,’ Karmely said. ‘That assumes that shared parenting works for most families, and I think that is an enormous assumption.”
WHDH-TV -- March 27, 2016
World Languages & Cultural Studies Professor Iani Moreno discusses her book Theatre of the Borderlands: Conflict, Violence, and Healing with "Revista Hispana" host Alberto Vasallo.
In campaign, expect a pivot toward foreign policy
Boston Globe – March 24, 2016
“David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said he agreed that a campaign framed around terrorism could help Republicans win the White House. ‘In the 2014 midterm elections, Republican candidates for Congress benefited from this issue because young parents, especially women, put the safety of their children before anything else,’ Paleologos said. ‘Hillary Clinton cannot afford to give away any demographic of women, because she trails badly among men, especially white men.”
“St. John School Students Take a History Trip with Professor Allison”
North End Waterfront – March 23, 2016
Suffolk University Professor Bob Allison and Chair of the History Department told the students how they would be standing in water if it where the 1700s and told the history of Peter Faneuil’s dream and of Josiah Quincy, the Great Mayor, and that Quincy Market was named for him and not John Quincy Adams.
Humor, pathos in new staging of Dario Fo’s ‘Mistero Buffo’
Boston Globe review – March 22, 2016
“Mistero Buffo, seen at the Modern Theatre at Suffolk University through Saturday, is a collection of vignettes depicting stories from the Gospel as told by the powerless. Presented by Poets’ Theatre in partnership with Suffolk University.”
“Israeli filmmaker to talk about film on culture clashes”
Gloucester Times – March 19, 2016
In an interview, Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber, a Suffolk University associate professor who teaches media and journalism, said the film explores some of the complexities of living in a multicultural society on a day-to-day basis. In a film review, Madmoni-Gerber described the documentary as a "sobering testament to the rigid boundaries" within Israeli society, and the complicated dynamics of acceptance and exclusion. "While the film captures many universal and personal difficulties, such as remaining single in the face of a push from her traditional culture to marry, and the need to feel attractive and accepted despite wearing a hijab, Hadeel’s main struggle is devoted to maintaining her cultural and political identity," she wrote.
“Revived Focus on Lagging Night Life as Boston Ends Late Transit service”
New York Times – March 17, 2016
“We’ve never been a fun city, for good reason,” said Robert Allison, a history professor at Suffolk University. “ ‘Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise’ — and a Bostonian said that.” (Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston.)
“Students Volunteer Over Spring Break in Meridian”
WTOX-TV, Meridian, Miss. – March 16, 2016
“This is my first time doing Habitat for Humanity, and it is my first time seeing what it is like to work for them,” explained Suffolk University student Brendan Murphy. ‘To see what they do down here and in other communities around the world; it is going to be a great takeaway and hopefully I can do more of later.’ For many this is their first time visiting the south, and they describe it as being quite different from the hustle and bustle of Boston. ‘There is such a difference between being in the middle of the city all the time and coming down here and seeing open fields. It is great to see, plus the weather has been awesome,’ said Murphy.”
“Effort targets teen sex surveys"
The Eagle-Tribune – March 16, 2016
“David Paleologos, director of Suffolk University’s Political Research Center, said surveys of high school students are becoming increasingly common as researchers seek more accurate information about sexual activity, drug abuse and other societal issues. ‘Surveys can have a big impact on public policy, so that information is very valuable,’ he said. Paleologos said depending on the methodology used by researchers, voluntary surveys can yield important data about young adults, which is then used to improve school safety, reduce unwanted pregnancies, or curb violence and sexual abuse. ‘A lot of times, students aren’t communicating with parents and teachers,’ he said. ‘It’s hard to break through the ring of social media to find out what’s going on with teenagers unless you’re asking the questions and trying to gather the information.”
“Micro-living in LA: Could you live in less than 400 sq. feet?”
Southern California Public Radio – March 14, 2016
“Housing experts say rising demand for tiny apartments is no surprise: More people are living on their own than ever before, said John Infranca, a professor at Suffolk University who’s studied the rise of micro-units since he was a fellow at NYU Furman Center. ‘That’s due to people delaying marriage longer,’ Infranca said. ‘That’s due to people getting divorced at higher rates.’ Infranca said changing demographics are coming at a time when attitudes about owning things is shifting. ‘Technology has kind of limited our need for a large collection of books or large music collection or other things. And so that means we need less space,’ he said.”
Also broadcast on WBUR "All Things Considered."
Remembering Beatles Producer George Martin
WZLX radio – March 13, 2016
David Gallant of the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center was a guest on the "Breakfast with the Beatles" program commenting on the recent passing of legendary Beatles producer George Martin. Gallant teaches a Seminar for Freshmen course on the musical and social legacy of the Beatles.
“Ansin’s Channel 7 sues Comcast in NBC fight”
Boston Globe – March 10, 2016
“Elbert Robertson, a former antitrust adviser with the FCC, said he would be surprised if the agency didn’t intervene because Comcast appears to be bypassing its affiliate, which would violate the terms of its government order. ‘Everyone was concerned about that from the very beginning,’ said Robertson, now a professor at Suffolk University Law School. ‘This should definitely be before the FCC.’”
WGBH – March 7, 2016
Suffolk University Government Chair Rachael Cobb and Erin O’Brien, political science chair at the University of Massachusetts Boston, discussed politics on the Morning Edition program. They agreed that Marco Rubio doesn’t have an edge by winning the GOP primary in Puerto Rico.
“Nucci Sworn In”
East Boston Times-Free Press – March 4, 2016
Suffolk University Vice President and East Boston resident John Nucci was sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker to the Massport Board of Directors.
“Law Student of the Year: Cherie Ching, Suffolk University”
National Jurist – March 4, 2016
Cherie Ching has encouraged the Suffolk University Law School minority community toward public service and to become involved in conversations surrounding diversity, discrimination and inequalities in the justice system.
WBZ radio – March 3, 2016
When asked if the NFL loses this appeal will this be the end of Deflategate Suffolk Law Professor Marc Greenbaum said, “Practically speaking I think it is and the chances of the Supreme Court taking this case are somewhere less than zero and none.”
"It's no longer about Tom Brady, it's about NFL's process"
Providence Journal – March 2, 2016
"This case is no longer about Brady,’ said Marc Greenbaum, a professor at Suffolk University Law School. ‘It’s really about two things. One, did the commissioner exceed his authority? Or, two, did Judge Berman exceed his authority?’"
BBC World Service and Milwaukee Public Radio – March 3, 2016
Government Professor Ken Cosgrove discussed campaign slogans on the “Newsday” program. The point of emphasis was Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again!" slogan and its importance to his overall packaging. The segment also focused on historical tag lines including John Kerry’s 2004 campaign "The Real Deal” and Richard Nixon's 1968 slogan "This time, vote like your whole world depended on it."
Students from Suffolk University’s Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic won their case against Monster Beverage Corp.
“These college students took on one of America’s top trademark bullies – and won”
Washington Post – Feb. 29, 2016
“It’s pretty fun when you’re the pain in the ass,’ said Meaghen Kenney, a 25-year-old law student who worked on the case as part of Suffolk’s Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic, and who graduates in May. But wasn’t it ever, you know, intimidating, staring down one of the most litigious trademark warriors in the business? ‘That was the most exciting part,’ Kenney said. ‘They’ve got all this money to burn, and I’m doing it for free.’”
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WGBH News – Feb. 29, 2016
Suffolk University Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci discusses Super Tuesday with Boston Public Radio program hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
“Theater Review: ‘Rhinoceros’ bellows its warning”
Patriot Ledger – Feb. 29, 2016
“Just when we’ve forgotten about Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist play “Rhinoceros” and the lessons it has for us, suddenly we find ourselves in need of the play again. Fortunately, at this crucial time in history, Wesley Savick has decided to adapt the original script and direct a co-production of it by Suffolk University and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.”
“That’s the Ticket”
Boston Globe Magazine – Feb. 28, 2016
“1914: Year the first Boston venue designed to show motion pictures, the [Suffolk University] Modern Theatre on Washington Street, opened.”
“Big Law Business”
Bloomberg BNA – Feb. 23, 2016
Suffolk Law School’s Accelerator-to-Practice program is designed to help lawyers use technology such as automation and process improvement to deliver their services at lower cost and therefore at lower and more affordable prices, says a school official. (Legal Tech News)
Students from Suffolk Law's Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic, under the direction of former clinic director Eve Brown, helped secure a victory for a small-business client whose use of the MonsterFishKeepers name was opposed by the Monster Beverage Corp. Brown and Intellectual Property Clinic students also won a trademark case against Nautica in October 2015 on behalf of another small business, Nautigirl Brands, LLC. Their success in these cases has led to the formation of Bricolage Law, a legal services organization comprised of several intellectual property clinic graduates and their former professors: attorney Brown and entrepreneurship consultant Paul Nagy.
Media coverage includes:
"New law firm sets out to help startups fight off IP giants"
Boston Business Journal – Feb. 22, 2016
"After Slaying Monster, Attys Launch Firm To Fight TM ‘Bullies’"
Law 360 – Feb. 18, 2016
“SJC advances law on eyewitness identification”
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Feb. 22, 2016
“That research indicates that witnesses, through no fault of their own, can have their memories overwritten by other inputs, noted Suffolk University law School professor Rosanna Cavallaro, who served on the SJC’s study group. ‘Social science has shown that we aren’t that good at this,’ she said. ‘In fact, we’re really bad at this.’ Victims, she said, gain a sense of closure and control by identifying a perpetrator, even if it is the wrong one.”
“The bad business of ignoring the justice gap”
ABA Journal – Feb. 18, 2016
Ilene Seidman, associate dean for academic affairs at Suffolk Law School, writes “It doesn’t make sense to me that a massive population of individuals who desperately need legal assistance and a large number of law school graduates who need legal jobs can’t work together as attorney and client without the law grad also working nights as a barista. ... In short, students would need to be cross-trained in traditional law courses, legal technology, process management, and business. In 2014, Suffolk started a program to put these principles in place. So far, the results are encouraging. Students with legal process management skills and knowledge of automation tell me that those skills have been a huge help in the job market and that they are using their newfound tech-savvy regularly at work. Some are working in small firms, while others are working in the legal technology industry. …”
“Suffolk in the hunt; Glionna’s Rams vie for ECACNE crown”
Boston Herald – Feb. 15, 2016
“It’s been a good season. We’ve won a lot of close games. It’s a tribute to our leadership. We have three senior defensemen who have done a great job,’ Suffolk coach Chris Glionna said about tri-captains Tyler Heineman, Connor McCarthy of Hanover and Shaughn Shields. The key on the attack has been junior forward Justin Selep, one of 22 nominees for the Joe Concannon Award, presented annually to the top American-born Div. 2-3 college hockey player in New England. Selep paces the Rams with 15 goals and 11 assists. His set-up man is junior Danyil Medvedev, who is second in points with 20 (team-high 13 assists). Senior right winger Mike Cherpak (3-5-8) completes the troika. ‘I would be surprised if (Selep) isn’t the MVP of our conference or even an All-American. He’s a 4.0 student, he works hard and he’s creative,’ Glionna said. ‘Medvedev has been out lately with a broken finger but freshman Brendan Heinze (3-2-5 in 11 games), son of ex-Bruins and Boston College skater Steve Heinze, has filled in and done a nice job. We expect Medvedev back for the playoffs.’”
“On the Record”
WCVB-TV – Feb. 14, 2016
David Paleologos, director of Suffolk’s Political Research Center, discusses the presidential election and the New Hampshire primary.
“Why Harvard and One of Its Professors Are Fighting to Trademark a CS Course”
BostInno – Feb. 10, 2016
“It would seem that this is a unique case,’ Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, professor and co-director of the IP Law Concentration at Suffolk University Law School, explained. ‘With trademark rights, though, there’s a common misconception that you can trademark any name or phrase. But there actually has to be a mental association for it to be registered as a trademark.’ ‘When it comes to a course name, it would be hard to establish a mental association,’ Beckerman-Rodau said. ‘It’s a popular course and is well known so it could be possible if people associate the name of the course with this one guy. He may be able to claim trademark rights in that case. Or Harvard may be able to claim them if it’s actually associated with the school.’”
“Going to the source”
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Feb. 1, 2016
Suffolk Law School, in partnership with Integreon, a leading global provider of legal process outsourcing services, has launched the Client Services Innovation Program, which offers law students a paid opportunity to gain valuable work experience delivering innovative legal services to corporate clients under the supervision of Integreon's legal experts.
“Law School’s New Job Program Isn’t ‘J.D.-Lite,’ Dean Says”
National Law Journal – Jan. 27, 2016
Law Dean Andrew Perlman talks about the Law School’s new initiative, the Client Services Innovation Program
WCVB-TV – Jan. 27, 2016
Communication & Journalism Chair Robert Rosenthal talks about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in an interview with reporter Janet Wu.
“How Marsha Levick changed the face of juvenile justice”
Philadelphia Inquirer – Jan. 27, 2016
“Suffolk University Law School Professor Jeffrey Pokorak, who was cocounsel on Montgomery, has worked with Levick on cases ranging from that of Omar Khadr, a juvenile Guantánamo Bay detainee, to Jalil Abdul-Kabir, a juvenile who was facing the death penalty. But he and Levick found room for humor and pop-culture references, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer. “We lovingly called it 'the Buffy Brief,' " he said. But she took her work seriously. ‘We all sense injustice innately, but it takes a rare person to take that outrage and turn it into a passion for actual justice - a positive action,’ he said.”
“This Law School Is Bringing An Outsourcing Company On Campus”
Bloomberg – Jan. 26, 2016
“In a nod to the shifting job prospects that U.S. law school graduates face, Suffolk University Law School is partnering with an outsourcing company to convert an underused room in the back of its library into a legal delivery center.Through a partnership with Integreon, some law students, and even some undergraduates at Boston-based Suffolk, will work on due diligence contract review, legal spend analytics projects, large-scale document review and other types of projects. …
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“America’s foreclosure crisis isn’t over”
CBS News “Money Watch” – Jan. 26, 2016
“Nobody wants to deal with the reality that these mortgage modifications were not affordable long term,’ said Kathleen Engel, a research professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and author of "The Subprime Virus: Reckless Credit, Regulatory Failure and Next Steps." Said Engel: ‘[The mortgage modifications] were all predicated on the property values appreciating in value, but they actually declined.’”
WGBH – Jan. 25, 2016
Suffolk University Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci discusses political headlines of the day with Boston Public Radio program hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
“Hull’s Georgia Bourikas making a healthy return for Suffolk basketball”
Boston Globe South – Jan. 22, 2016
Q-and-A with Suffolk University hoopster
“Suffolk students help settle lead paint case”
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Jan. 21, 2016
“Suffolk University Law School students in the Housing Discrimination Testing Program and their attorney supervisor recently settled a case in which local landlords agreed to pay former tenants $19,000 in damages and fees and to waive unpaid rent totaling more than $3,500.”
"Client Profile: Denial of Coverage Threatens 13 Years of Sobriety"
The Docket winter issue -- "The Suffolk University Health Law Clinic recently prevailed in the case of S.K., a 61-year-old man in long-term recovery from opioid dependency, who was denied coverage for much-needed methadone maintenance treatment." ...
“Onboarding the Always-On Generation”
Wall Street Journal – Jan. 20, 2016
“This generation prefers information served in ‘bite sizes.’ Bob DiGuardia, Director of Enterprise Applications and Adjunct Professor of Management, at Suffolk University in Boston, says the Gen Z students he teaches ‘live in an on-demand world, have little patience for latency and they do not absorb information because they know they can Google anything they need to know.’”
"Scientists in the dark after French clinical trial proves fatal"
Nature – Jan. 18, 2016
But many key questions remain unanswered, says Marc Rodwin, a biomedical-law specialist at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. This includes how the participants’ injuries came about — magnetic-resonance-imaging scans showed dying and bleeding tissue deep in the brain — and whether the trials were conducted properly.
Mashable – Jan. 15, 2016
“Congress might grant more protection to unpaid interns – but there’s a catch”
“‘We’ve seen this intern economy grow and grow,’ David Yamada, a professor of law at Suffolk University who authored one of the first papers on the legal rights of interns, tells Mashable. ‘The law has been a step behind this development as we’ve created this sort of gray area between school and full-time unemployment.’ Yamada said that he expects the federal bill to pass through the Republican-controlled Senate — after all, the federal law would affect a smaller number of interns than the private sector bill.”
"For Mass. Judges, A New Rule Book"
New England Public Radio -- “Suffolk University law professor Renée Landers was on the committee that wrote the new judicial code. She says the most significant change is actually in its structure and format — it’s simplified and easier for judges to follow. But there are practical changes too. One is that judges don’t need prior approval from their chief judge before accepting free tickets to some bar association luncheons or receptions. This, Landers says, is about encouraging judges to stay involved in the legal community. ‘The committee really feels that it’s important for judges to…not be, you know, sort of off in an ivory tower,’ Landers says. ‘To really be understanding what the concerns of the bar and the general public are.’”
"Suffolk U and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Students at Donald McKay School"
East Boston Times-Free Press – Jan. 7, 2016
Suffolk University and its student-athletes, in partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, have teamed-up to launch a new program aimed at mentoring and impacting the lives of students at the Donald McKay School in East Boston.
"Crime declines in NY amid major police policy changes"
Washington Times – Jan. 4, 2016
“Smart police chiefs understand their communities and all of the dynamics that exist … so that they can tailor what is learned from NYC, as well as research to the local context,” said Brenda Bond, an associate professor of public service at Suffolk University who studies police performance around the country.
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NBC New York
NECN – Jan. 4, 2016
Actress Eliza Dushku, who has been studying sociology at Suffolk University, discusses her documentary film, Dear Albania, which debuted on PBS Worldwide Jan. 4. She is the daughter of Government Professor Emerita Judith Dushku.
Political observers weigh in: Why is Gov. Charlie Baker so popular?
Mass Live – Dec. 22, 2015
“‘People perceive him as just governing, working on the problems of the state,’ said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center. Paleologos compared Baker to one of Baker's political mentors and former boss, former Republican governor William Weld. ‘They have similar approaches ... of frankness, problem solving ... trying to dig deep and get into the weeds on issues,’ Paleologos said.”
The Most Profitable Way to Divest a Subsidiary
Strategy + Business magazine – Dec. 17, 2015
“Researchers have proposed several factors that may induce a firm to choose either a spin-off or a sell-off strategy, including their level of operating risk, tax structure, board size, cash flow, and degree of diversification. But a new study from researchers at Suffolk University examines not only the factors that induce a firm to choose one strategy over another, but also how they fare following their corporate restructuring.” The study was conducted by Finance Professors Alexandros P. Prezas and Karèn Simonyan.
Suffolk University and the Boston Globe present Political Happy Hour with Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg – Dec. 15, 2015
Boston Globe – “Stanley Rosenberg talks about marijuana, charter schools”
WGBH radio – Dec. 14, 2015
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci talks about local, state, and national politics with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, hosts of the Boston Public Radio program.
“Court to decide whether Islam-education order went too far”
Associated Press – Dec. 13, 2015
“Suffolk University law professor Christopher Dearborn disagreed, saying that although Obi's conduct may be considered highly offensive, he believes the judge should have ordered her to attend anger management classes or counseling instead of ordering her to take a course on Islam. ‘It's requiring her to participate in something that she would be strongly opposed to on religious grounds,’ Dearborn said.”
CBS News Boston
U.S. News & World Report
“2015’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft and Fraud”
Wallet Hub: Information Systems and Operations Professor Benjamin Ngugi offers advice on how to protect personal information from cybertheft.
"Suffolk, Syracuse dominate at moot court event"
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Dec. 3, 2015
The American College of Trial Lawyers sponsored a regional qualifying moot court competition at Suffolk University Law School that included seven New England law schools. Suffolk and Syracuse University College of Law emerged as finalists and will advance to the nationals in New York.
“Can Jeb Bush become a top Republican contender? Maybe…”|
McClatchy Washington Bureau – Nov. 25, 2015
“Bush remains a long-shot, and polls still show him mired deep in single digits. The good news? ‘You’re seeing a little of that (some gains) now,’ said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, which surveys in New Hampshire, the nation’s first primary state. But, he added, ‘I don’t think it’s because of anything he’s doing.’ In the wake of the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks, voters are looking more for a candidate with policy know-how.”
Gov. Charlie Baker maintains sky-high popularity as he nears the end of his first year in office, according to a Suffolk University poll of Massachusetts voters – Nov.24, 2015
Boston Globe --- Poll shows voters split on Baker’s refugee stance
Cape Cod Today
Businessman Donald Trump (22 percent) holds a comfortable lead over his dozen opponents in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary contest, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll – Nov. 23, 2015
Boston Globe – NH primary poll puts non-candidate Romney first
Boston Globe – Full results of the Suffolk poll
New York Times
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
South Bend Tribune
Charleston Post Courier
“At BMC, Food Is Medicine’
BU Today – Nov. 23, 2015
“Suffolk University junior Molly Kelly, who is majoring in sociology, with a focus in health, began volunteering one day a week this semester. She’s learned a lot from the experience. ‘It’s made me realize that you can never know just by looking at someone whether they’re hungry or not,’ she says.”
“Suffolk law students host panel on business immigration in memory of Harry H. Dow, the first Chinese American admitted into the Massachusetts bar”
Sampan – Nov. 20, 2015
“On Nov. 16, the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) and Immigration Law Association (ILA) at Suffolk University Law School hosted a panel discussion on business immigration law as part of the Dow Lecture Series. The annual event, as well as the Harry H. Dow Memorial Scholarship Award that is presented at the event, was established to honor the memory of Harry H. Dow, the first Chinese American admitted into the Massachusetts bar. Mr. Dow himself was a graduate of Suffolk’s law school and one of many who took advantage of the university’s unique, part-time program for law students.”
“Boston Employees Are Walsh Scholarship Recipients at Suffolk”
Beacon Hill Times – Nov. 19, 2015
“‘The Mayor Walsh Scholarship helps outstanding City of Boston employees further their careers and greatly enhance their ability to serve the citizens of Boston,’ said Suffolk University Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci. ‘We are proud to work with Mayor Walsh and his team on this great opportunity for these Boston residents and valued public servants.’ Partnering with the City of Boston Mayor’s Office is a Suffolk tradition. Beginning in 2004, the University, through its Master’s in Public Administration program, has awarded a scholarship to a staff member of the City of Boston. ‘Suffolk University’s partnership with the Mayor Walsh Scholarship and the City of Boston provides an opportunity for city employees to keep abreast of complex and challenging issues within public service, and to expand their knowledge base of best practices,’ said William J. O’Neill, Jr., dean of Suffolk’s Sawyer Business School.”
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“Education board votes to adopt hybrid MCAS-PARCC test”
Boston Globe – Nov. 17, 2015
“Board member Margaret McKenna, who proposed the amendment, said she supported a hybrid test but thought that rushing to offer it in a year and a half did not leave proper time for development, beta testing, and setting standards. ‘I don’t think you can do it by 2017 and do it well, and I don’t think it’s fair to people to suggest we can,’ McKenna, president of Suffolk University, said before proposing the amendment.”
“Small firm took on big one and won”
Seattle Times Sunday – Nov. 15, 2015
Suffolk Law School students in the Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic represented their client, Christine Palmerton, in a trademark battle against Nautica and won.
“Suffolk law students, small business prevail over Nautica in trademark claim”
Boston Globe – Nov. 11, 2015
“…That’s where a group of students from Suffolk Law School came in. After a nearly three-year fight before the federal Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Palmerton prevailed over Nautica, and its effort to cancel her trademark was dismissed. ‘Her business was her livelihood. She wasn’t trying to capitalize on Nautica’s fame,’ said Christina Mott, who helped on the case as a third-year law student and is now a judicial law clerk for the state Superior Court. ‘With a case like this, it’s more like running a marathon instead of your hundred-meter dash.’… Anne Hulecki, an attorney who has run the program since July, said the clinic gives students the chance to get the kind of experience they don’t normally get until they’ve graduated from law school. ‘Every lawyer needs to understand software, technology, biotech,” Hulecki said. “That’s what Boston’s known for.’”
“Some residents worry Seaport will lack neighborhood feel”
Boston Globe –Nov. 10, 2015
“‘It’s scattered at best,” Richard Taylor, director of Suffolk University’s Center for Real Estate, said of the housing. ‘The central question is, given the character of the development thus far, would you really view it as a walkable neighborhood?’”
“Grant to fund gang violence study in Worcester and 3 other Mass. Cities”
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – Nov. 8, 2015
“Two Suffolk University professors will study efforts to reduce youth and gang violence in Worcester during the next three years through a federally-funded initiative. … Erika Gebo, co-principal investigator and associate professor, said research by her and colleague Brenda J. Bond shows that communities need organizational change to address violence.”
“These law students combine technology with fee-generating cases”
ABA Journal – Nov. 6, 2015
“Some law students at Suffolk University are getting real-life experience on how to make money handling fee-shifting cases with the help of technology.”
“‘Orange’ inspires a talk and an auction”
Boston Globe "Names" – Nov. 6, 2015
“Beatrice Codianni and Carol Soto, who served time with Piper Kerman (whose story inspired the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black”), took part in a discussion hosted by Suffolk University on Thursday.”
WGBH radio – Nov. 3, 2015
Law Professor Renée Landers discusses upcoming Supreme Court cases on the Boston Public Radio program.
Suffolk University freshman James DeAmicis won a seat on the Quincy school committee. He is the youngest official ever elected in the city’s history – Nov. 3, 2015
“Suffolk Law Students Help Sink Nautica’s Fight Against ‘NautiGirl’ Trademark”
National Law Journal – Nov. 2, 2015
“Suffolk University Law School in Boston successfully represented a Washington state businesswoman in a trademark fight with Nautica Apparel Inc. over a cheeky marine-themed logo. The law school's Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic won for Christine Palmerton at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Nautica had petitioned to cancel Palmerton's "NautiGirl Dare to be naughty" trademark.”
“Suffolk Law Students Win Vs. Nautica in Trademark Case”
BostInno – Nov. 3, 2015
It’s a classic David and Goliath scenario: NautiGirl, a startup based in Washington state, received a trademark cancellation notice from Nautica and its parent, VF Corp. Instead of backing down like many other small businesses have in the past, NautiGirl chose to fight and came out victorious. But the West Coast startup didn’t go it alone. Its secret weapon for defeating the famous brand was Suffolk University Law School’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic. And after a legal battle lasting three years, the school’s organization succeeded not only in protecting NautiGirl’s trademark pro bono, but also in setting a precedent for future cases where big businesses try to bulldozer startups with little cause.
“Plenty of possibilities as NFL trade deadline approaches”
Boston Globe – Nov. 1, 2015
“‘The league’s brief was predictable but poses some interesting strategic challenges for the union,” said Suffolk University law professor and arbitrator Marc Greenbaum. ‘In any other case, there is a strong likelihood that the Second Circuit would accept the league’s position. Thus, the league’s brief virtually invites the union to argue that Goodell’s decision should be viewed differently because he is really the employer’s [NFL Management Council’s] representative, not an arbitrator as that term is usually understood. ‘Stripped of all of the surrounding stuff, this case is still about the commissioner’s authority, not about deflated footballs. It certainly explains why they called in the heavy artillery.’”
“Bellingham’s Nautigirl wins key trademark case"
Bellingham (Wash.) Herald – Oct. 30, 2015
Suffolk Law School students in the Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic represented their client, Christine Palmerton, in a trademark battle against Nautica and won.
"NautiGirl can continue to be naughty"
WBZ radio – Oct. 30, 2015
“It's a victory for students at Suffolk University Law School and the woman they represented who sells tote bags for nautical supplies under the brand “NautiGirl dare to be naughty.” The Nautica apparel company didn’t like that name - thought it sounded too much like its own and petitioned to have the trademark canceled. Suffolk Law students took up Christine Palmerton’s case free of charge and they won. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled in Palmerton’s favor allowing her to continue selling the bags under the NautiGirl name, which has been out there since 2008. The board says Nautica was attempting to secure a monopoly over the entire nautical theme and it determined the NautiGirl brand and logo does not confuse consumers.”
“Expected law voter turnout spurs talk”
Metro Boston – Nov. 3, 2015
With universally grim predictions about this week’s election — which would decide the makeup of Boston’s city council as well as leadership in dozens of Massachusetts communities — professors Erin O’Brien of UMass Boston and Rachael Cobb of Suffolk University told Metro that if they were betting, they would bet this one would be bad. …So now seemed like a good time to get a group of experts together to talk about change, said Cobb and O’Brien, co-regional leaders of the Scholars Strategy Network, who assembled a talk Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre whose roster features experts who study voter turnout.
WGBH radio – Nov. 2, 2015
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci and Boston Herald columnist Peter Gelzinis talk about the political headlines of the day on the Boston Public Radio program.
“The Home Stretch”
Boston Globe Magazine – Nov. 1, 2015
“Yet many in the next generation won’t be able to buy at all, especially in Boston, where supply is limited, condo prices are soaring, and experts like Richard Taylor, director of the Center for Real Estate at Suffolk University, are calling for city officials to find more space for low-and moderate-income families. ‘Right now,’ he says, ‘Posthaste’ – before it’s too late.”
“Dorms help fuel housing construction boom; Boston on track to meet Walsh’s goal of easing pressure”
Boston Globe – Oct. 30, 2015
“John Nucci, vice president for government relations and community affairs at Suffolk University, said several builders have approached his school with proposals, including the concept of a “student village” that would put students from multiple schools in the same dorm. No deals have been finalized, he said, but it’s an idea that appeals to Suffolk. ‘We would be open to a plan in a non-downtown neighborhood that would help get students out of private housing,’ he said.”
“Why All College Students Should Be Asking The Big Questions”
Huffington Post – Oct. 30, 2015
“Over the last two years, Evgenia Cherkasova, an associate professor of philosophy at Boston's Suffolk University, has taught the university’s first course focused entirely on exploring the meaning of life. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of a $3.2 million effort to get colleges to explore “enduring questions,” the class has become one of the most popular ones that Cherkasova has led over her decade-long career at the university.”
“Heritage New Hampshire conference looks at racism in sports”
Seacoast online – Oct. 30, 2015
“Robert Bellinger, associate professor of history at Suffolk University, talked about black athletes trying to make it in a white-dominated world from 1890 to 1915. He said black players often faced as much adversity from their own team members as they did from other teams. ‘Southern players attending Northern colleges wanted black players off the teams,’ said Bellinger. ‘Often they were kicked, bruised and pummeled in the most disgraceful way. Other teams refused to play unless a black team member was benched. Epitaphs were shouted at the black player from the stands. Team members didn't want to shower with them, or ride on the same team bus.’"
“With Boston’s Olympic bid over, what’s next for Widett Circle?”
Boston.com – Oct. 27, 2015
“While it won’t be the site of an Olympic stadium, Widett Circle is still a hot spot in the Greater Boston real estate discussion. A Tuesday morning panel discussion at Suffolk University focused on the industrial parcel on the South Boston-South End border.”
“Punish people, not just corporations”
Boston Globe – Oct. 27, 2015
“‘If you have a law that says you have exclusion but it’s never really applied, it makes a mockery of the system,’ said Marc Rodwin, who studies compliance issues at Suffolk University Law School.”
“The Buzz on the New Hampshire Democratic primary”
Boston Globe – Oct. 23, 2015
“There’s an old joke in new Hampshire politics. When asked about their preferred candidate, voters reply: ‘Don’t know yet. Only met him twice.’ If that’s the case, New Hampshire residents might want to get out there more often, according to a poll conducted by Suffolk University and The Boston Globe. Five hundred likely Democratic primary voters were polled Oct. 14-15; the margin of error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.”
“Is Facebook hurting your grades?”
National Jurist – Oct. 1, 2015
Law Professor Steven Eisenstat does not allow laptops in his class. “‘The distractions are for everybody,’ he said. ‘I can’t see a way that you take care of that problem other than saying, ‘Look, I have very specific use for where laptops are uniquely designed to enhance what I’m trying to convey in the class as a teacher, and I’ll allow the use for those circumstances. The rest of the time, you can’t use them.’ That’s my answer.’”
“Local endorsements contribute to 2016 presidential race”
Daily Free Press – Oct. 22, 2015
“John Berg, professor of government at Suffolk University, said the combination of endorsements with ongoing support is crucial to developing a strong campaign. ‘The importance is letting people know if they like you. [What is] more important is once a political figure endorses a presidential candidate, it usually means that they’re going to get involved in the campaign … it is important for building up an organization, otherwise it is very hard to build up from scratch,’ Berg said. Berg also said that local politicians might endorse campaigns in hopes of breaking into a larger political environment. ‘If you’re an elected official, you have your own campaign every few years, and this gives you a way to keep in practice, to keep your campaigns used to volunteering,’ Berg said. ‘[And] there’s always the possibility that if you’re in there early with an endorsement and work hard, maybe you’ll be brought to Washington in some capacity, and some people find that rewarding.’ Walsh may not make an endorsement yet, Berg said, because his campaign organization is concentrating on the Boston City Council election.”
“Concord Art to feature eight artists in new exhibit”
Concord Journal – Oct. 22, 2015
“Interested in the architecture of memory, Randall Thurston uses cut black paper to integrate forms and relationships. A professor of Foundation Studies & Fine Arts at Suffolk University, Boston, Thurston received his Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.”
“Five things to watch as Clinton testifies before Benghazi panel”
Boston Globe – Oct. 22, 2015
“Clinton also continues to be dogged by trustworthiness issues. New Hampshire voters in the Globe/Suffolk poll found Clinton to be less trustworthy than Sanders and Vice President Joe Biden, who was included in the poll.”
With the Democratic primary in New Hampshire less than four months away, Hillary Clinton (37 percent) and Bernie Sanders (35 percent) are deadlocked for the Democratic nomination for president when Joe Biden, who is still on the fence, is included in the tally, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll of likely Granite State Democratic primary voters. – Oct. 16, 2015
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Boston Globe “In N.H., a tight race between Clinton and Sanders”
Boston Globe “A place for Lincoln Chafee in N.H."
Boston Globe “Obama’s shift on Afghanistan ‘the right decision,’ Clinton says”
Boston Globe – Full results of poll
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New York Daily News
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“Concord Art to feature eight artists in new exhibit”
Concord Journal – Oct. 20, 2015
“Interested in the architecture of memory, Randall Thurston uses cut black paper to integrate forms and relationships. A professor of Foundation Studies & Fine Arts at Suffolk University, Boston, Thurston received his Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.”
“Boston to Students: We love you; Boston to self: Where will we put them?”
Bisnow – Oct. 16, 2015
"Urban campuses like Suffolk University face the high cost of land and construction—and the concerns of their many neighbors. In building 20 Somerset, a $62M academic facility that opened two months ago, the university soothed nearby homeowners who feared a sudden explosion of students by negotiating non-expansion zones. It promised to curtail construction in given areas for definitive time periods, VP John Nucci tells us."
“Students, schools play cat and mouse with online cheating; Colleges look for innovative ways to stem distance learning cheating”
CommonWealth Magazine – Oct. 13, 2015
“Jeffrey Pokorak, a vice provost and a professor of law at Suffolk University, favors reducing the stress students feel when they have to take big tests that count for a large portion of their grade. ‘We recommend to our faculty that instead of giving mid-terms and end-of-semester exams that they consider doing things like giving many mini-assessments, quizzes, and pop questions instead,’ Pokorak says. ‘So you spread out the grade over a period of time. Reducing the stress reduces the cheating.’”
“Weather, worship, and whimsy”
Boston Globe – Oct. 14, 2015
Review of Suffolk Art Gallery Exhibit: “Michelle Samour’s playful exhibition “It’s Biological,” at Suffolk University Gallery, starts with her frothy installation “Life Inside the Mountain,” in which warmly pigmented paper-pulp constructions float across two walls. Blobs and strands twist and overlap; concentric circles waft through. It’s airy, sweet, and uncomplicated.”
“What Churches Don’t Get About Ministering to Marginalized Women”
Sojourners – Oct. 10, 2015
Sociology Professor Susan Sered talks about her research with Boston-area women post-incarceration in an interview with the co-warden of a small, Episcopal church outside of Boston. Sered discusses how “faith communities must address unmet needs for meaning and community in the lives of people who suffer.”
“Author Edward Clark completes three-volume autobiography”
Medford Transcript – Oct. 8, 2015
English Professor Emeritus Edward Clark, founder of the University’s Clark Collection of African American Literature, discusses his autobiography A Man From Ohio.
Suffolk University and the Boston Globe present Political Happy Hour with Attorney General Maura Healey – Oct. 7, 2015
Boston Globe - “Maura Healey says DraftKings operation is legal”
Boston Globe - “Healey defends Teamsters union”
Boston Globe - “DraftKings defends ethics; AG eyes change; Executive insists industry can police itself”
Associated Press article in Washington Times; CBS Boston; Worcester Telegram; Wichita (Kan.) Eagle; Daily Hampshire Gazette; San Francisco Chronicle
Jury selection to begin in Danvers teen’s murder trial
Boston Globe – Oct. 7, 2015
“‘I think everyone will agree to a large degree on the facts even though he’s presumed innocent,’ said Kim McLaurin, an associate dean at Suffolk University Law School who runs a clinic on defending juveniles for Suffolk students. ‘In my opinion the prosecution can make out a case’ for first-degree murder, she said. ‘What the defense may try to do is argue that this wasn’t planned, that he’s an impetuous teenage using that adolescent brain.’”
Good Morrow, John Hancock; Boston names from Colonial times
WCVB – Chronicle (2:10) – Oct. 2, 2015
“You could call Robert Allison a name dropper. As chair of the History Department at Suffolk University and author of A Short History of Boston, he really knows what’s in a name.”
High Court Power Play Comes with Presidency
Boston Herald – Oct. 5, 2015
“Renee Landers, Suffolk University law professor and board member of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, said the replacement of just one justice – the court’s oldest – could affect the court’s abortion rulings dramatically. ‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg is probably the most solidly reliable vote on the court when it comes to protecting reproductive rights,’ Landers said. Landers noted that even if a Democrat wins the next presidential election, ongoing Republican control of the Senate could be a barrier to liberal appointments, while a Republican could easily push through a conservative.”
Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll – Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2015
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Oct. 1, 2015
A Suffolk University/USA TODAY national poll of likely Democratic voters shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton easily topping the Democratic field. Meanwhile, a majority of voters from all parties say they are bothered by Clinton’s email and Benghazi issues, but Democrats show more tolerance on these matters.
USA TODAY - Poll: Hillary Clinton still leads Sanders and Biden, but by less
USA TODAY-Paleologos on the poll: Breaking down Clinton’s lead
New York Times
Washington Times-Inside the Beltway
Sept. 30, 2015
A Suffolk University/USA TODAY national poll of likely voters shows businessman Donald Trump as the choice of 23 percent of those expecting to vote in the GOP primaries, but his favorability was low at 27 percent. Meanwhile, 65 percent of voters oppose eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood.
USA TODAY – Poll: Donald Trump still on top as outsiders rise; Politically experienced labor in single digits
USA TODAY – Paleologos on the poll: The 2016 ‘gang of six’
USA TODAY- Half of U.S. would back a Muslim president
New York Times
International Business Times
Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.
Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, N.Y.
St. Cloud (Minn.) Times
Sept. 29, 2015
USA TODAY – Poll: By 2-1, funding for Planned Parenthood supported
“Some congressional Republicans remain determined to cut off federal funding for Planned
Parenthood, but a nationwide USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds Americans back government support for the group by more than 2-1. Two-thirds of those surveyed, 65%, say funding should continue for the group, which provides contraception, cancer screening and other health services to women; 29% say it should be cut off.”
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Star-Gazette, Elmira, N.Y.
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal
News Journal, Wilmington, Del.
Livingston County (Mich.) Daily Press & Argus
Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal
Home News Tribune, East Brunswick, N.J.
Desert Sun, Palm Springs, Calif.
Des Moines Register
A stellar ‘Othello’ from Actors’ Shakespeare Project
Boston Globe – Sept. 29, 2015
“Shakespeare paid special attention to the psychology of his villains, and Iago is arguably the most villainous of all — even though he’s called “honest Iago” so often, it sounds like his given name. Perhaps being true to your hideous self is a kind of honesty. In any event, “Othello” gets a thoroughly honest, and moving, production from Actors’ Shakespeare Project at the Modern Theatre, with stellar performances from John Kuntz as Iago and Johnnie McQuarley as Othello.”
Want to study abroad?
Business Insider “Strategy” – Sept. 28, 2015
The 2016 Princeton Review ranks Suffolk University as one of the 20 most popular study abroad programs in the country.
Article also appeared in:
The Economic Times
Catherine Greig, Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend, charged with criminal contempt
WBZ radio (6:06:25) – Sept. 22, 2015
“Rosanna Cavallaro, Suffolk University Law professor, sees the prosecutor’s move today as largely symbolic. ‘Would this make the difference and make her suddenly decide to cooperate? No , probably not. But I think there’s a sort of value that they see in signaling to the wider world that we’re not done. This is not over,’ she says.”
NECN – Sept. 16, 2015
New England Cable News: David Paleologos, director of the Political Research Center, discusses the Republican debate, Donald Trump’s candidacy, polling, and more.
Boston Herald Drive (1:57:56) – Sept. 11, 2015
Communication and Journalism Chair Robert Rosenthal discusses the impact of the tragic events of 9/11.
Boston Herald – Sept. 11, 2015
Communication and Journalism Chair Robert Rosenthal on "Press Party" discussing media coverage of the 9/11 anniversary and politics.
Law Professor Christopher Dearborn is quoted in the Associated Press article “Mass. Death Penalty Retrial Halted In Carjack Deaths” – Sept. 10, 2015
“‘Just because you interact with somebody one time in a social setting or a professional engagement doesn't in and of itself make you partial,’ Dearborn said. ‘I think that's really stretching common sense. It happens all the time.’”
Wicked Local newspapers
Suffolk University-Boston Globe Political Happy Hour – Sept. 9, 2015
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announces re-election bid; also discusses Olympics, education, and more.
For the NFL, three big missteps under the law
Boston Globe – Sept. 4, 2015
“‘The NFL handed this case to the union on a silver platter,’ said Marc Greenbaum, a law professor at Suffolk University who also serves as an independent arbitrator. ‘By its actions, the NFL managed to snatch defeat out of the jaws of a likely victory.’…Greenbaum said there is an outside chance that Berman may have set himself up for a reversal by focusing so much on a provision called the “law of the shop” in his decision, which may not have been his purview. The “law of the shop” refers to the rules of a particular workplace. ‘The way it is written, there is some risk that the appellate court will view Judge Berman as having substituted himself for the arbitrator,’ Greenbaum said. ‘His frequent references to ‘law of the shop,’ which is for arbitrators to apply, could support such a view.’”
Check out these 10 interesting majors
Boston.com – Sept. 4, 2015
“Interior design, Suffolk University: While the program may sound like it's dedicated to the proper placement of throw pillows, the major aims to educate students in all aspects of the art, including history, building code adherence, and sustainability.”
WBZ radio – Sept. 3, 2015
Law Professor Rosanna Cavalloro discusses Deflategate ruling.
At Suffolk University, New President Pledges Affordability
WGBH – Sept. 2, 2015
President Margaret McKenna joins Boston Public Radio hosts Jim Braude and Margery Egan, presenting her vision for Suffolk University and discussing college affordability and student debt.
Detroit urged to tie water bills to income
Detroit News – Sept. 2, 2015
“Sharmila Murthy, an assistant professor of law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, believes a plan like Philadelphia’s would make sense for Detroit — and for other cities. ‘The Philadelphia plan is modeled after what’s happening in the energy sector,’ she said. “The water sector has just been slow to adopt them.’”
Using colleges' names? They're looking for you.
American Public Media – Sept. 2, 2015
“Susan Alessandri, who teaches advertising at Suffolk University, says the stronger a school’s brand, the more people want to see it on everything.”
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Morning Editon NPR
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Suffolk University-Boston Globe Political Happy Hour – Sept. 2, 2015
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren discusses her role in the upcoming presidential race. She also talks about student debt, the economy, the Affordable Care Act, gun legislation, and more.
Boston Globe - video and clips from interview
MSNBC-Rachel Maddow Show
MSNBC-Andrea Mitchell Report
MSNBC-Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
NBC-The Today Show
WHDH/7 News Today in New England
Town Crier newspapers
WBZ Radio – Aug. 31, 2015
Law Professor Rosanna Cavallaro said the NFL needs to review how it hands out punishment going forward. “’The proportionality, that is can they just do whatever they want on any individual case and never have it consistent with other decisions that they’ve made. I think it’s going to challenge their credibility and validity if they don’t think about overall fairness,” she said.
Back-to-school guide: Suffolk University
Boston.com – Aug. 30, 2015
“We asked current students and recent graduates to give us the inside scoop on their colleges before the school year begins. Here, Caroline Reilly, Wyatt Costello, Courtney Colaluca and Andrew Bourque tell us the best and worst things about Suffolk, and also give advice to incoming freshmen.”
Margaret McKenna Brings Her Civil Rights Mission To Suffolk University
WBUR interview – Aug. 27, 2015
Welcome to Beacon Hill
Boston Globe – Aug. 28, 2015
Suffolk opens new building at 20 Somerset St.
Press Party: Should footage of shootings have been aired?
Boston Herald – Aug. 28, 2015
Communication and Journalism Chair Robert Rosenthal was a panelist on the program discussing the on-air execution of two television journalists.
Owen Labrie and the ‘nerd defense’
Boston.com – Aug. 28, 2015
“‘It’s part and parcel with wearing a coat and tie,’ says Rosanna Cavallaro, a Suffolk University Law School professor teaching criminal law. “[Glasses] suggest that someone is intelligent, thoughtful, [and you can] extrapolate from there to sensitive, gentle.’… The glasses, and the physical appearance writ large, are important qualities to emphasize in a case of sexual assault, particularly one in which a jury has to reach the all-important decision of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, Cavallaro said. ‘We ask the jury to evaluate people’s demeanor, and that word is a catchall for all these things,’ she said. ‘[Jurors] pick up everything, including wearing glasses, a nice sports coat, or holding head up when speaking.’”
Court stresses adoptees’ right to representation in contested cases
Boston Globe – Aug. 27, 2015
“Charles P. Kindregan, a professor of law at Suffolk University, said it is vital that children have attorneys to represent them in disputed adoption cases because they lead to the termination of a parent’s rights and the creation of a new family unit. ‘It’s the child’s interests [that] are most at stake in cases like this,’ Kindregan said. ‘They are being deprived of their parents, and they may wind up in a whole new home. So their interests need protection.’”
Even though 52 percent of likely Iowa Democratic presidential caucus voters say that the persistent controversy over Hillary Clinton’s email would hurt her in a November general election, they are backing her by a 34-point margin over her closest Democratic rival, according to a poll from Suffolk University – Aug. 25, 2015
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New York Times
The Hedgehog Report
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Iowa City Press
Des Moines Register
Daily Mail, UK
Augusta Free Press
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
US Politics Today
New Suffolk president stresses school’s local ties
Boston Globe – Aug. 20, 2015
“Suffolk University’s new president, Margaret McKenna, plans to tap the college’s legions of graduates like never before, for money and connections she hopes will bring the school a new level of financial and academic stability.”
Haymarket Through Time
Boston.com – Aug. 20 2015
The Haymarket photo exhibit at the Adams Gallery was the inspiration for an upcoming Design New England feature.
Boston Herald – Aug. 14, 2015
Communication and Journalism Chair Robert Rosenthal discusses the Republican presidential debates, media ethics in the Ferguson, Mo. case, and coverage of Deflategate.
Boston Herald Drive radio (1:33:50) – Aug. 14, 2015
Communication and Journalism Chair Robert Rosenthal was a guest in a segment analyzing the battle for the Republican presidential nomination.
With just six months until the Iowa caucuses, businessman Donald Trump (17 percent) leads the field of Republicans among likely GOP caucus voters, according to a poll from Suffolk University – Aug. 11, 2015
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Wall Street Journal
New York Times
Des Moines Register - “Suffolk survey: Trump tops GOP in Iowa”
PolitickerNJ - “Suffolk Poll: Christie Polling at 2% in Iowa, Tied with Nemesis Paul”
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Are you renting? Learn your legal rights
Boston.com -- Aug. 11, 2015
“Stephen Callahan, a professor at Suffolk University Law School and director of its Evening Landlord-Tenant Clinic, and attorney Adam Ponte of the law firm Fletcher Tilton, shared their insight on tenant-landlord rights."
Brady’s fight won’t be easy, specialists say; Case looks strong, but courts are reluctant to overturn arbitration
Boston Sunday Globe – Aug. 2, 2015
“Yet Marc Greenbaum, a professor of labor and employment law at Suffolk University and an arbitrator in labor disputes, said only five of his 600 decisions have been overturned by a judge in his 30 years hearing cases. All five involved employees in the public sector, not private employees such as Brady. …’ ‘If a judge treats this as a labor arbitration, the judge will be reluctant to overturn the decision unless the judge is really convinced that Goodell’s demonstrable lack of neutrality deprived Brady of any kind of fair consideration,’ Greenbaum said. ‘One way to look at it is, the players made their bed with this one, let them figure it out in the next CBA. …’”
Fathers push states to update child custody laws
Boston Globe – Aug. 1, 2015
“The way this bill is written, it highlights the rights of the parents over the best-interest analysis of the children,” said Maritza Karmely, an associate professor at Suffolk Law School, who teaches family law.
"Judge to Brady, NFL: Stop the war of words"
Boston.com – Aug. 1, 2015
“Suffolk University Law School professor and labor law expert Marc Greenbaum said he believes judge Berman’s order was directed more toward Brady’s camp than the NFL, as his attorneys, agent Don Yee and especially Patriots owner Robert Kraft have been highly critical of the NFL. ‘He’s not technically a party, but...so far, the most outspoken comments have been by Kraft, Brady, Don Yee and (NFLPA head) DeMaurice Smith,’ Greenbaum said. ‘The directive is shut the [expletive] up.’”
WBZ radio – July 31, 2015
Law Professor Marc Greenbaum discusses the legal issues of the Tom Brady suit
"Developing Company Culture When Your Offices Are On Opposite Coasts"
Forbes - July 29, 2015
"Chak Fu, one of our managing partners who also is a Suffolk University professor, has spent more than a decade researching the links between personality and good hires."
"Give Boston's City Hall a much-needed makeover"
Boston Globe - July 26, 2015
Professor emeritus Harry Bartnick offers a creative solution to the design of Boston City Hall in the opinion section.
"Why living small is catching on in US"
Christian Science Monitor - August 3, 2015
"'Housing affordability issues are spreading,' says John Infranca, an assistant professor of law at Suffolk University Law in Boston who has researched the emergence of microhousing. But he sees a broader demographic shift."
"Presbrey may face threat charge again"
Cape Cod Times - July 23, 2015
"'It’s not likely that this will fall by the wayside and not go to a clerk magistrate hearing because it appears that there are victims who want to be heard,' said D. Christopher Dearborn, professor of law at Suffolk University in Boston."
“Plan for second trial for Marathon Bomber prompts backlash"
Associated Press – July 19, 2015
"'I understand intellectually - provincially - sticking up for your community,' said Suffolk University law professor Christopher Dearborn. 'But I have a hard time not coming down on the side that it is a monumental waste of resources.'"
“Detox unit urged for inmate drug users”
Boston Globe – July 18, 2015
"'You're not allowed to make decisions about anything [in jail]:' said Susan Sered, a sociology professor at Suffolk University who opposes the unit. 'There are just no choices to make, but in the real world, every minute involves choices and not just about drugs, but about life.'”
Hillary Clinton is far ahead of the pack in a recent poll of Democratic and Democratic-leaning independent voters, with 59 percent of those voters saying they would vote for the former secretary of state in the 2016 presidential primaries and caucuses, according to a national poll from Suffolk University/USA TODAY. In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare, 51 percent of voters nationwide said that states should allow same sex marriages in their jurisdictions, while 33 percent said these marriages should be blocked. And 52 percent of likely voters said state officials should take steps to improve Obamacare and end efforts to repeal it, while 36 percent said that states should attempt to repeal it if it is considered in the best interest of their state. – July 15, 2015
USA TODAY “Poll shows most say court decisions mean Obamacare, gay marriage settled”
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“Baker backs push to raise charter cap”
Boston Globe – July 16, 2015
“Baker, a longtime supporter of expanding the cap, spoke to Boston Globe reporter Joshua Miller at Suffolk University Law School on Wednesday during the first installment of LIVE Political Happy Hour, a new interview series sponsored by the newspaper.”
Republican businessman Donald Trump is on a roll with likely GOP presidential primary voters, according to a Suffolk University/USA TODAY national poll – July 14, 2015
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"Earrings added to computer image of girl found dead on beach"
Associated Press – July 9, 2015
“Rosanna Cavallaro, a former state prosecutor who is now a professor at Suffolk University Law School, said the girl was so young that there likely is no identifying information such as fingerprints in any database. Cavallaro said if the girl was in an isolated situation with a limited number of people in her life, it may be difficult to identify her. ‘There might something that they're guilty of, there might be a reason why they are in trouble. So the very people who are most likely to give information are also the least likely to be helpful if the circumstances surrounding the disposal of ... of these remains are suspicious,’ she said.”
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“Court rules on unpaid internships”
Bloomberg Law and Forbes -- July 7, 2015
Law Professor David Yamada comments on the decision reached by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures. The court vacated a trial court ruling that ordered back pay for unpaid interns and certified a class action.
“State House press gets free office space, parking”
CommonWealth – July 7, 2015
Robert Rosenthal, chairman of the department of communication and journalism at Suffolk University, says the free office space and parking for the press is justified. “The reason why it’s important to have members of the press with offices at the State House is that they’re the eyes and ears of the public,” he says. “The only way we know what’s happening on a day-to-day basis at the State House is because we have journalists there who can inform us.”
“A field to call home: Partnership with Boston gives Suffolk University an athletic base”
Boston Globe – July 4, 2015
“‘It helps us a great deal to have an athletics facility, and if it winds up helping the community, all the better,’ said John Nucci, a Suffolk vice president.”
“Techshow 2015 tackles ethics, the skills gap and the latest gadgets”
ABA Journal – July 1, 2015
“In the plenary session, Andrew Perlman, incoming dean at Suffolk University Law School, and consultant D. Casey Flaherty of Cost Control in Austin, Texas, called for changes in how lawyers are trained and tested in their use of legal technology … ‘For the first time, the Model Rules included a magical word: technology,’ Perlman said. ‘It was the first time that there was any acknowledgement that a lawyer’s ethical responsibilities may, in some way, relate to technology.’ Perlman pointed out that a lot of legal work is becoming standardized, systematized, packaged or commoditized, and the available work for humans is shrinking.”
Americans are deeply conflicted as to what, if anything can be done with new gun legislation in the aftermath of the murders of nine people in a Charleston, S.C., church, according to a Suffolk University/USA TODAY nationwide poll -- June 30, 2015.
USA TODAY – July 12, 2015
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“I do! – Now What?”
Ms. magazine – July 1, 2015
Article by Law Professor Sarah Boonin
“Bangor native starting drinking straw business”
Bangor Daily News – June 30, 2015
Student Alex Bennett "is going into the drinking straw business, and his straws will be made of straws. ‘They are strong, they are totally hygienic, and they are organic and good for the environment,’ said Bennett.
Suffolk University professors analyze the issues involved in U.S. Supreme Court decisions – June 26, 2015.
King vs. Burwell
Contests federal subsidies for health exchanges in states that did not set up a means to support low- and middle-income people purchasing health insurance.
Law Professor Renée M. Landers comments:
Boston Globe: "High court rejects challenge to Obama health care law" - “If the plaintiffs had won, it would be open season to picking through everything that Congress has done,” Landers said. “The government can’t function with the constant threat that these little statutory inconsistencies are going to come back to blow up major programs.”
Health Leadership Forum: Q&A on "What the King v. Burwell decision means going forward" - "...For the time being, this decision puts this issue to rest. And I am not sure that Republicans in general are entirely sad about that, because of the disruptions that a decision the other way would have caused. Presumably, many people who have health insurance with the help of subsidies would be unhappy, so it does make life for everyone in Congress easier. I also think that if the decision had gone the other way, it would be open season on any mistake or glitch, intentional or not, that Congress makes. The Court didn’t think that would be a very productive place for democracy to be.
Law 360: "ACA Subsidies On Rock-Solid Ground After High Court Win" - "The practical effect of the move is that it means the court has rendered the definitive interpretation of this statute," said Renee M. Landers, a health law professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.
Modern Healthcare: “Ohio mom worries that court ruling could threaten her family's health insurance” - Landers predicts a 6-3 outcome in a news story issued before the ruling.
Richard Gregg, director of Sawyer Business School health care administration programs:
Boston Herald: "Ruling boosts hospital, insurance stocks" - “There is now stability in the health care market. Everyone knows how the game is going to be played.”
Sociology Professor Susan Sered blogs about her study of uninsured people in five regions over the course of a decade:
"The State(s) of the Affordable Care Act" - "Yesterday President Obama celebrated our national declaration that health care is a right, not a privilege. Now the challenge is to turn that declaration into reality on the ground – even in states whose leaders would rather thumb their noses at the feds than allow residents of their state to access the care that they need in order to remain healthy."
Obergefell vs. Hodges
Addresses whether states can deny marriage licenses to same-sex-marriage couples:
Law Professor John Greaney, retired justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
Boston Herald: “Full Court Press: Marshall ‘elated’ high court supports same-sex unions” - “This has been fairly rapid — much faster than I thought when we wrote our decision,” said Justice John Greaney, who concurred with Marshall in Goodridge. “We knew it was momentous when we did it here, but we decided it and moved on and watched what developed since.”
Law Professor Sarah R. Boonin shares her personal journey in advance of the decision in the Huffington Post: “Dear Supreme Court, Our Daughter Is Watching” Boonin writes: "The court now has an opportunity in Obergefell v. Hodges to right [a] historic wrong and compel all states to issue same-sex marriage licenses."
Texas vs. Inclusive Communities Project
Law Professor Bill Berman and Housing Clinic Fellow Jamie Langowski blog about the decision.
Human Rights at Home Blog: “Supreme Court Upholds a Critical Tool in the Struggle for Inclusive Communities”
Also mentioned on SCOTUS blog
"The ruling was much less about interpreting single words and phrases in a half century old Civil Rights statute as it was about whether the court was willing to take us one giant leap backward in interpreting a law that it took the death of our nation’s greatest civil rights leader to pass. "The fight that Dr. King began is not over. At least now advocates need not fight it with one hand tied behind their backs."
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (14 percent) leads businessman Donald Trump (11 percent) in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary contest, according to a poll from the Suffolk University Political Research Center – June 23, 2015
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“Why do we still shackle kids in court?”
CBS News – June 22, 2015
“The Supreme Court of Illinois became the first to address blanket shackling in a 1977 ruling in which the court found the use of restraints in court "infringed upon the rights of any defendant to communicate with counsel whether or not a jury was present," according to a 2012 study. In that study, Children in Chains: Indiscriminate Shackling of Juveniles, Kim M. McLaurin, an associate clinical professor of law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, argued that routine shackling of youths is unconstitutional and should be banned. ‘Indiscriminate shackling sends the clear message that the juvenile justice system views adolescents as criminals, as people from whom society must be protected ... and as individuals presumed guilty at the very first appearance. This message and practice is not only harmful, but also unconstitutional,’ McLaurin wrote in the 26-page study in the Washington University (St. Louis) Journal of Law & Policy.”
“Complaints of sexism could sink ‘booth babes’ at tech conferences”
San Francisco Chronicle – June 22, 2015
“Though booth babes have emerged as a flash point in debates over sexism in tech, the debate may distract from more serious issues in the industry, says Nina Huntemann, a media studies professor at Suffolk University. People who think banning booth babes solves the problem are missing the point, she said. ‘If the industry wants to take the issue of women in games seriously, they shouldn’t be concerned about booth babes at all,’ Huntemann said. ‘They should be concerned about hiring more developers and promoting women in the industry.’”
“Whistler House shows provide fresh perspectives
Lowell Sun –June 22, 2015
“Two celebrated Massachusetts artists -- Lydia Martin and Priscilla Levesque -- show their work in concurrent exhibitions at Lowell's Whistler House Museum of Art, June 24-July 25. … Recognized as one of the "15 Notable Art Professors in Boston,” [Martin] teaches drawing and painting at Suffolk University.”
Boston Herald --June 19, 2015
Communication & Journalism chair Robert Rosenthal discussed media coverage of Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Wash.; Donald Trump's presidential candidacy; Brian Williams’ return to MSNBC; and Snapchat's Live Stories making big money by selling advertising.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is beginning to show some life against Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire with the Democratic presidential primary there less than eight months away, according to a Suffolk University poll of likely Granite State Democratic primary voters – June 16, 2015
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“Law Schools Fund Firms to Train Recent Graduates”
Associated Press – June 14, 2015
“‘Most of these are elite opportunities for individuals,’ said Jeff Pokorak, vice provost for faculty and curriculum at Suffolk University in Boston, who favors incorporating the practical training the incubators provide into the law school curriculum.”
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“To market, to market. Where Boston’s past and present meet.”
Boston Globe – June 13, 2015
Photography Review: Haymarket, the Soul of the City, at Suffolk University’s Adams Gallery
“In slim-chance cases, Rosemary Scapicchio beats the odds”
Boston Globe – June 10, 2015
Suffolk University alumna Rosemary Scapicchio is a criminal defense attorney who successfully argued for the release last week of Sean Ellis, incarcerated for more than 21 years for the murder of a Boston police detective. The article notes she is a “hot shot lawyer who grew up in Brighton projects” and “specializes in all-but-lost causes.”
“Mass. Keeps No. 1 Biz Rank; Study: State most competitive, but rivals lurk”
Boston Herald – June 9, 2015
“Massachusetts ranks No. 1 in competitiveness for the eighth time in nine years, but rivals ranging from North Dakota to Texas are closing in, according to a new study by the Beacon Hill Institute.
Radio New Zealand National – June 7, 2015
Government Professor Ken Cosgrove discusses political branding
“Three state colleges paid hefty fees to commencement speakers”
Boston Globe – June 4, 2015
“Suffolk University spokesman John Nucci said the school used to pay for speakers, but stopped the practice years ago. ‘It’s not a prudent use of university resources that are better spent on students,’ Nucci said.”
“Showdown 2015; Students bring it in spades to first annual interior design competition”
Design New England – June 1, 2015
The magazine article features two graduate students’ winning plans for a living/working space. Gabriela Camacho’s fairy tale condo was first runner-up in the Design Showdown competition devised by Design New England and the Boston Design Center, and Lauren Gifford won the People’s Choice Award with a traditional design that included wide corridors and other features that would allow for the use of a wheelchair.
East Boston Times-Free Press
Margaret McKenna Chosen as Tenth President of Suffolk University -- May 2015
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Andrew Perlman Named Suffolk Law Dean -- May 2015
“Patient, heal thyself”
Hindu Business Line – June 1, 2015
“Some doctors complain about their ‘informed’ patients. With so much medical information easily accessible on the web, we tend to read up before we go for medical consultation. Patients are increasingly confident of engaging the doctor on the diagnosis, and prescribed treatment, suggesting alternatives. All this can be quite annoying to a person who has spent years to reach a level of specialisation and does not like to be challenged by novices,” writes Professor of Strategy and International Business C. Gopinath.
“Mass. delegation signals bipartisan spirit, though votes suggest otherwise”
Wicked Local newspapers – May 31, 2015
“David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, agrees that even in a solidly blue state like Massachusetts being seen as bipartisan can be a good thing.”
“2015’s Best & Worst Cities to Start a Career”
WalletHub – May 2015
Ask the Experts: Director of Career Development Paul Tanklefsky provides advice for job seekers
“Cacchiotti’s photographs honored, on display”
Melrose Free Press – May 30, 2015
“Suffolk University Global Business student and fine art photographer, Nicole Alexandra Cacchiotti, a member of the Copley Society of Art, was recently accepted as a new juried artist member at the Cape Cod Art Association. Cacchiotti, of Melrose, has been recognized internationally for her images, mostly photographed in Europe, and has won several awards including a first and second place for her photographs… Cacchiotti, who regularly exhibits work at the Copley Society of Art, currently has three pieces on display in the Newbury Street, Boston Gallery’s Solar Exhibit.”
Boston Herald: Communication and Journalism Chair Robert Rosenthal discussed the media coverage of the Texas floods and similar severe weather events, the FIFA scandal, technology and journalism, and recent changes to the Associated Press style book on the May 29 program and talked about media coverage of violent crimes, journalism newsrooms, and Letterman's last show on May 22.
Communication & Journalism Professor Gerald Peary has created the documentary film Archie's Betty.
“A Search for the Real-Life Archie, Betty and Friends Began in Haverhill”
WBUR – May 30, 2015
“Was ‘Archie’s’ Betty from Haverhill?; Cambridge filmmaker tries to track down real-life comic book characters”
Metro West Daily News – May 28, 2015
“Book explores changes in lawyering here and abroad”
Detroit Legal News – May 26, 2015
“A new book from the American Bar Association, “The Relevant Lawyer: Reimagining the Future of the Legal Profession,” helps lawyers and law institutions prepare for change… Andrew Perlman, professor of law and recently appointed dean at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and vice chair of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, observed that the book ‘offers an extraordinary set of reflections on the legal profession and where it is heading, both in the United States and globally.’”
“Once Again, Supreme Court Lets Police Officers Off the Hook”
National Law Journal – May 25, 2015
Article co-authored by Law Professor Karen Blum
Boston Sunday Globe – May 24, 2015
“‘Memory is not like a videotape, where what goes in and what comes out is seamless and coherent,’ said Rosanna Cavallaro, a professor of law at Suffolk University. ‘It is much more malleable, and susceptible to influences of all kinds.’”
“Housing Clinic Exposes Underhanded Discrimination; Students pose as would-be renters to expose landlords who refuse leases unfairly”
National Law Journal – May 18, 2015
“A small army of students from Suffolk University Law School in Boston seeks to expose those hard to pin down violations by posing as potential renters and documenting their treatment by landlords and brokers… ‘Housing discrimination is still a significant problem,’ said William Berman, a Suffolk professor who oversees the project. ‘About 44 percent of the time we find evidence of discrimination.’”
Bloomberg Law – May 18, 2015
Suffolk Law Professor Stephanie Roberts Hartung discusses the death penalty verdict in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial.
“Asthmatic’s death forges new legal ground”
Boston Globe – May 18, 2015
“‘You don’t have to be the one that strikes the fatal blow to be convicted of murder,’ said Suffolk University Law School professor Christopher Dearborn, who, like the other legal specialists and doctor interviewed, had no connection to the case and was given details by a reporter. ‘Whether this is a prudent course of action to pursue, and whether it is something the jury is going to find to be a little far-fetched, is a different question.’”
“Transit-oriented development provides spark to transform Dorchester”
Boston Globe – May 17, 2015
“‘This is a huge opportunity,’ said Richard Taylor, director of the Center for Real Estate at Suffolk University. ‘You get a lot of ripple effects from this kind of development. It increases residential density, you have more arts and entertainment, and it injects more income to support local retail.’”
“State launching review of convictions to find faulty hair forensics”
WCVB-TV – May 14, 2015
“Retired Superior Court Judge Isaac Borenstein, now teaching at Suffolk University Law School, praised the review, saying it was necessary. ‘I am certain that these mistakes were made in Massachusetts, too,’ he said. ‘Do you think that we'll find innocent people in prison because of the state crime lab analysis?’ 5 Investigates' Anderson asked him. ‘I think there's enough evidence of cases where hair analysis was admitted in Massachusetts that it would be unfair and unjust not to review those cases,’ Borenstein replied.”
“Bank awarded $3.2M over Planet Fitness deal”
Mass. Lawyers Weekly – May 11, 2015
“Professor Jeff Lipshaw teaches contracts and business law at Suffolk University Law School. Lipshaw called the district court’s decision ‘remarkably admirable’ and ‘technically sound.’”
“Why Tsarnaev prosecutors want to keep Catholic nun off the stand”
Christian Science Monitor – May 8, 2015
“In theory, Prejean's testimony shouldn't be given any extra weight over other witnesses, says Rosanna Cavallaro, a professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, in an e-mail to the Monitor. ‘The appropriate question for the jury is whether mitigating circumstances [in the case] outweigh aggravating circumstances,’ says Professor Cavallaro. ‘That a particular clergywoman believes death is an inappropriate sentence has not in the past been recognized as a mitigating circumstance,’ she adds, ‘but the law is also clear that the court cannot foreclose consideration of any mitigating circumstance. So the safer course would be to allow her to testify.’"
"Transit secretary slams critics of MBTA overhaul"
Boston Globe - May 5, 2015
Suffolk University’s Center for Real Estate and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board present a panel discussion MBTA: Just Fix It
“New Law Strategies Needed to Expand Services to the Poor”
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine – May 5, 2015
Educators cited Suffolk University Law School’s accelerator-to-practice program as a model for preparing students. The program aims to encourage graduates to join or start sustainable law practices serving average-income clients. It combines specialized instruction in business and practice competencies with practical training in supervised internships within a fee-generating law practice created within the law school.
“Film Students, Profs Say State Should Keep Tax Credit”
CBS Boston-WBZ – May 4, 2015
“Bob Rosenthal, the Suffolk University chairman of communications, says the tax credit creates jobs. ‘While there are people from Hollywood who make money, people who are the average working person, to the tune of 1,351 per year, get jobs because of the film industry,’ he said.”
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“Ben Carson enters GOP White House race, but has his time passed?”
Idaho Statesman – May 4, 2015
“‘I don’t think he can be discounted, but I don’t see a groundswell,’ said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center.”
Inside Higher Ed – May 4, 2014
Suffolk University announces commencement speakers
Summer Movies Preview; Sizing up Heroes
Boston Sunday Globe – May 3, 2015
“Archie’s Betty – Following his 2009 documentary, “For the Love of Movies,” film critic and Suffolk University professor Gerald Peary looks at Haverhill-born cartoonist Bob Montana and his creations Archie, Betty, Veronica, and the gang.”
“Here’s why Sofia Vergara’s ex-fiancé probably won’t win the embryo war”
Fusion – May 2, 2015
“‘If they have a contract deciding the issue before the embryos are created some courts (but not all) will enforce it,’ said Charles Kindregan, a law professor at Suffolk University who has written extensively on these types of cases. Even if the contract is not upheld, ‘I think the court is unlikely to award either party the embryos in this case,’” Kindregan said.
“‘Flash Boys’ Programmer Convicted of Stealing Trade Secrets”
Bloomberg News – May 1, 2015
“Courts are struggling with the application of laws to computer technology, said Stephen McJohn, a professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Judges and juries rely on statutes that didn’t contemplate present technology, he said. It shows how ‘in a day when software and data can be the key assets of a business, how easily they can sometimes be spirited away,’ McJohn said before the verdict. ‘The publicity will likely spur at least some businesses to check their security programs.’”
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“Game of Fear”
Boston magazine – May 1, 2015
“Nina Huntemann, an associate professor of communication and journalism at Suffolk University and the co-organizer of Women in Games Boston, says harassment has become so ingrained in gaming culture that there is a script gamers follow when talking to colleagues online: ‘You say you’re going to murder the men, and sexually violate and then murder the women.’”
“Suffolk University to sell 2 buildings; Bid reflects shift from Beacon Hill”
Boston Globe – April 28, 2015
“Suffolk said the changes will keep it competitive in higher education, and they were revealed as officials approach the selection of a new president and law school dean. The university recently named a new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. ‘It’s a school on the move, finally,” said Drew Meyer, president of the Board of Trustees.’”
“Boston Marathon bomber tries to avoid death penalty”
USA TODAY – April 27, 2015
“Defense attorneys face an uphill challenge, according to Chris Dearborn, a criminal defense attorney and professor at Suffolk University Law School. ‘He's now been convicted,’ Deaborn said. ‘The only thing you can do to save his life from a defense perspective is to try to find some aspects of his character, his characteristics or his development that would mitigate the acts he committed.’ ‘They have to walk a fine line between humanizing the kid and not painting him as a normal kind of kid because he's clearly not,’ Dearborn said. ‘The better bet is to focus on how influenced he was and how things that happened historically in his life contributed to that influence.’”
“‘The Checkup’ Podcast On Aspects of Anxiety: High, Parental and Hormonal”
WBUR “CommonHealth” – April 27, 2015
“And finally, we talk about parental anxiety and how we can try to manage it better through mindfulness techniques, featuring a recent book on the topic — “The Mindful Way Through Anxiety” — by Suffolk University professor Sue Orsillo.”
"Fathers and Race"
Arlington Public News -- April 27, 2015
Law Professor Frank Rudy Cooper discusses race in education.
“Meet the Federal Government’s Health Care IT Champion, Karen DeSalvo”
Nextgov – April 27, 2015
An interview with Suffolk University alumna Karen DeSalvo notes “The job that really propelled her into medicine, DeSalvo said, was at the State Laboratory Institute while she was an undergraduate at Suffolk University, analyzing paralytic chemicals in shellfish.”
Republican Charlie Baker has begun his tenure as governor with high popularity and favorable ratings for job performance, according to a Suffolk University poll of Massachusetts voters – April 22, 2015.
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“Jury weighs death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber”
USA TODAY – April 21, 2015
“‘At the end of the day, the jury goes in the room, closes the door and decides: Should we show mercy or not?’ said Suffolk University Law School professor Rosanna Cavallaro…‘The jury may say, 'He wrote that in the boat. (Martyrdom) is some Islamic prize, and we don't want him to get it,' Cavallaro said.”
“A Marathon Day Edition Of BPR”
WGBH – April 20, 2015
“Suffolk University's John Nucci and Michael Astrue — former Social Security administrator — stopped by Studio Three to talk politics. They assessed all the presidential hopefuls and wannabes up in New Hampshire over the weekend. John Nucci is vice president of communications and governmental affairs at Suffolk University.”
ABA Journal – April 18, 2015
“In Saturday’s plenary session at ABA Techshow in the Hilton Chicago, Suffolk University Law School professor Andrew Perlman and consultant D. Casey Flaherty of Cost Control called for changes in how lawyers are educated and trained to use legal technology.”
“Reaction to Conviction of Aaron Hernandez in 2013 Murder”
New York Times – April 15, 2015
“‘Based on the fundamental building blocks they were missing — no confession, no eyewitness, not a really solid motive — I thought it was going to be a not guilty.’” — Suffolk University Law professor Christopher Dearborn.
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Aaron Hernandez’s defense admitted something that shocked the jury”
Business Insider – April 15, 2015
"’The defense made the strategic decision that conceding that point was a good tactical decision, and perhaps a way to gain some credibility with the jury,’ said Christopher Dearborn, a professor at Suffolk University Law School.”
Despite extremely low job approval numbers for Congress, Americans believe that Congress should have a role in deciding whether or not the United States will support the recent nuclear agreement with Iran, according to a Suffolk University/USA TODAY national poll -- April 15, 2014
USA TODAY – Democrats show contender envy
USA TODAY – Race to the right could run over eventual GOP nominee
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“Boston ‘STRONG’; Suffolk students’ theater piece gives Marathon survivors a voice
Boston Herald – March 13, 2015
“‘What I am trying to get out of it for the audience is (to showcase) people who have been affected whose voices haven’t been heard,’ said Suffolk senior Paige Monopoli, 22. ‘It’s about a healing process for everyone involved. The sense of community we have in Boston is pretty incredible.’”
“Should Heroin Dealers Let Their Customers Die?”
Boston.com –April 13, 2015
“There are lots of players between the manufacture of the drug and the ingestion by the user, said Rosanna Cavallaro, a Suffolk University School of Law professor. Charging the dealer is ‘almost like saying we’re going to prosecute a gun manufacturer.’ ‘Someone else intervened and used it under their own free will and choice,’ she said.”
“Taxi services fret as Pittsburgh airport talks with Uber near end”
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – April 10, 2015
“Janice Griffith, a ride-share policy expert and law professor at Boston's Suffolk University, said because airports are different jurisdictions from municipalities, they are subject to their own rules.’Different government jurisdictions are probably going to try to find some way to make sure it operates, from their perspective, safely,’ she said. ‘And they are still in the experimental stage of figuring out exactly what those regulations should be.’”
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“Law Schooled: Experts Predict the Aaron Hernandez Outcome”
Boston.com – April 9, 2015
Rosanna Cavallaro Professor, Suffolk University School of Law
Verdict: “‘I try to never second guess the jury … I think that it could really go either way.’”
Key points to the case: “The suspicious behavior the day after the murder. ‘His fiancee’s behavior and the box being moved and the phone calls she was taking outside the presence of her sister. I think those pieces were very powerful.’ The defense also scored major points, she said, questioning how the case was investigated. ‘Were they as careful as they should have been examining those forensic tidbits? They only need to raise reasonable doubt to get a not guilty.’”
“Legal expert weighs in”
Metro Boston – April 9, 2015
Law Professor Rosanna Cavallaro discusses Tsarnaev guilty verdict.
“To Poll or Not to Poll on Elizabeth Warren and Donald Trump”
Huffington Post – April 8, 2015
“David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said that the ideal number of candidates on a question about primary support would be eight or fewer.”
“Who Buys a $17,000 Apple Watch? Narcissists, for One”
International Business Times – April 6, 2015
“‘If you think about the narcissistic trait, it’s associated with the idea that you have a self-serving bias -- that you're unique,’ says Russell Seidle, a strategy and international business professor at Suffolk University in Boston. ‘So it makes sense that you would purchase products would be tailored to reflect that self-perception.’ Interestingly, in 2012, pre-Apple Watch, Seidle and a colleague performed a study looking at how narcissistic people tend to buy wristwatches. “Ultimately, it’s more symbolic on the part of narcissists,” says Seidle. “You can demonstrate your uniqueness through your purchases.”
"Guilty; Now the real question: Should he die?"
USA TODAY – April 9, 2015
“‘In some ways, the defense has a slight advantage in the penalty phase,’ Rosanna Cavallaro, a Suffolk University Law School professor, said in an email. ‘The focus shifts to him… and (his) relationship with his brother, all new information, whereas the prosecution must necessarily repeat some of its evidence.’”
"Defense attorney: Ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez witnessed killing"
Associated Press – April 7, 2015
“‘The defense made the strategic decision that conceding that point was a good tactical decision, and perhaps a way to gain some credibility with the jury,"’ said Christopher Dearborn, a professor at Suffolk University Law School.”
"Closing Arguments Set in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial"
Associated Press – April 6, 2015
“‘They will continue to downplay his role and play up the role of his older brother, trying to create the impression that his older brother was the puppeteer and he was the puppet,’ said Christopher Dearborn, a professor at Suffolk University Law School. ‘I don't think they have any hope of prevailing in the guilt phase, but their strategy will continue to be to gain some credibility with the jury by conceding what they had to concede and hoping to try to humanize the kid a little bit so that will carry over into the second phase of the trial,’ he said.”
“Walsh to revise police board; Says citizen oversight body has little impact”
Boston Globe – April 6, 2015
“‘If a city decides to have a civilian complaint review board it should give the board real power,’ said Michael Avery, professor emeritus at Suffolk University Law School. ‘It should be able to interview witnesses, subpoena witnesses and interview police officers; otherwise it’s just window dressing.’”
New England Cable News – April 4, 2015
“I don't necessarily have a problem with spending some public money to leverage private money. Government does that all the time -- there's nothing unusual about that. It's a matter of degree.’ Suffolk University Vice President John Nucci says he's leaning toward supporting the Olympics but wants more questions answered before he takes a final stance.”
USC Aiken, Boston students charm Aiken Elementary School kids
Aiken (S.C.) Standard – April 6, 2015
“Each year, Suffolk students are participating in an exchange program with their counterparts at USC Aiken for a long weekend. They learned about Aiken, the South and how the colleges compare.” Both groups worked with elementary school students for a service project.
Should the state adopt a single-payer health care system?
Boston Globe West–April 4, 2015
Economics Professor David Tuerck takes the opposing position. He says, “Proponents of single payer promise unlimited health care for all. But that promise is impossible to keep. The provision of any economic good requires some method of rationing the limited supply of that good between competing users.”
“Magnate seen as a Fish out of water in political arena”
Boston Herald – April 2, 2015
“‘He’s gone from being strictly a businessman to being a public figure advocating a public policy, so people are looking at him that way,’ Suffolk University political professor John Berg said.”
“Defense rests in Boston Marathon Bombing trial. Were they successful?”
Christian Science Monitor – March 31, 2015
“That limitation of evidence is one of the likely reasons the defense called so few witnesses in the first phase, says Christopher Dearborn, a law professor at Suffolk University in Boston. The defense may have liked to call witnesses relating to arguments for the sentencing phase – those who could testify to the Tsarnaev brothers' relationship, or experts who could discuss Chechen culture or Islam – but those avenues of questioning were limited, he adds. ‘Had they been allowed to go little further with that [line of questioning] there would have been more witnesses,’ says Mr. Dearborn. But given the limitations put on that kind of testimony in the first phase of the trial, Dearborn says the first phase was actually able to end quicker than many expected.
‘I’m sure they wanted to call all their witnesses twice,’ says Rosanna Cavallaro, a law professor at Suffolk University and former state assistant attorney general. ‘But the judge is not going to allow them to do that.’ ‘This isn’t the time to put on friends or teachers or coaches to say [Tsarnaev’s] a good kid, because that’s not related to guilt,’ she adds. ‘I think they’ll make that point more vividly in the second phase, but if they were able to plant that seed – ‘Yes, there were two of them, but one mastermind’ – then I think the defense has been pretty successful in that.’
Who Will Come to Tsarnaev’s Defense?
Huffington Post – March 31, 2015
"’It's always been a significant uphill battle for the defense,’ said Suffolk University law professor Chris Dearborn. ‘Their work is about sparing the kid's life rather than getting an acquittal.’"
After Medical Examiner’s Grisly Testimony, Prosecution Rests in Tsarnaev Trial
WBUR – March 30, 2015
Law Professor Rosanna Cavallaro analyzes the Boston Marathon bombing trial
March 26, 2015
With the Republican Primary in New Hampshire 10 months away, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are the early favorites in the Granite State according to a Suffolk University Poll.
Bush was the first choice of 19 percent, followed by Walker (14 percent), Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (7 percent), and businessman Donald Trump, who was testing the waters in New Hampshire last week, (6 percent). Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who on Sunday night tweeted his intention to run for president, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were tied at 5 percent each, while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson tied with 3 percent. Ten other candidates received less than 2 percent, and 24 percent were undecided.
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Yes, You Can Be Too Happy
Time – March 23, 2015
“A new study finds that happiness makes people productive in the workplace, but only up to a point. After a certain threshold, being too happy contributes to a lack of motivation — probably not exactly what the boss wants. ‘Positive affect can reach a level such that employees perceive that they are doing well and it is not necessary for them to take initiatives, thereby reducing their proactive behaviors,’ lead author Chak Fu Lam of Suffolk University writes.”
Boston Marathon bombing trial: Should Tsarnaev testify in his own defense?
Christian Science Monitor – March 16, 2015
“‘I’d say the jury is dying of curiosity,’ says Rosanna Cavallaro, a law professor at Suffolk University in Boston. ‘They want to hear from that person, they’ve heard a lot of evidence about that person, and they are waiting to get that other piece of puzzle.’”
Law Schooled: Aaron Hernandez and the Double-Edged Sword of Laughter in Court
Boston.com – March 16, 2015
“‘With Hernandez, you’ve seen more of a three-dimensional person,’ said Rosanna Cavallaro, a Suffolk University Law School professor. ‘[His defense] wants to make sure he’s behaving like a person you can trust, that his lawyers feel comfortable shooting the breeze with.’”
Defense in Marathon Bombing Has Echo of Clarence Darrow
New York Times – March 14, 2015
“’It is not very satisfying for the jury if you hand them a guilty plea and then ask for life,’ said Rosanna Cavallaro, a law professor at Suffolk University. ‘It leaves the jury feeling like, ‘The only think I’ve done as a juror is give you a break.’”
HUD Lauds Fair-Housing Stings: Suffolk Law School behind anti-discrimination effort
Boston Herald – March 14, 2015
“Suffolk Law School’s use of sting operations to crack down on housing discrimination in the Boston area was hailed by a top HUD official yesterday.‘They are very critical in the work they do to protect fair housing rights, help HUD advance our goals for fair and inclusive housing in the Boston area,’ HUD assistant secretary Gustavo Velasquez said, after speaking at Suffolk’s Fair Housing Conference.”
"Could You Live in These Tiny Apartments With Less Than 400 Square Feet?"
Kiplinger –March 2015
“Instead of focusing solely on price, look for value with a vibrant location. ‘If I’m living in a unit that small, I want places to eat, work and entertain friends outside my front door,’ says John Infranca, a professor at Suffolk University who has studied this trend.”
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"How Tsarnaev’s overlooked Twitter account might hurt him"
Christian Science Monitor – March 10, 2015
“‘It’s surprising that there is this second account, and I think it makes it easier for the government to show what they need to show, that is [Tsarnaev] himself was politically engaged and independent of his brother,’ says Rosanna Cavallaro, a law professor at Suffolk University in Boston. ‘The fact that [the second account] is separated from his ordinary day-to-day tweets, and that his college friends didn’t know he had this other account suggests quite literally a double life,’” she adds.
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"Why the Almost All-White Jury in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Trial is ‘Troubling’"
Boston.com -- March 9, 2015
“The 18 jurors who will decide the fate of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are almost all white. For reasons of perception, racial equality, and legal practicality, the racial composition of this jury is ‘troubling,’ said Suffolk University law professor Jeff Pokorak, an expert on the intersection of race and the death penalty. ‘Not necessarily from an outcome standpoint but from an image of justice standpoint,’ Pokorak said. ‘It’s not a good image.’”
"No more “billable hours” for area lawyer"
Virginia-Pilot – March 8, 2015
“‘The standard has been the billable hour for decades,’ said Andrew Perlman, a professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston who directs its Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation. But ‘there has been a slow but gradual movement’ toward flat fees. It’s ‘still not the majority approach when you look at the legal profession generally,’ Perlman said. But it’s growing common in areas such as “simple divorces” and straightforward commercial deals.’”
"In twisted musical, cautionary tales of horror, humor"
Boston Globe – March 5, 2015
Shockheaded Peter features alumnus Jacob Athyal in this production presented by Company One and Suffolk University at the Modern Theatre.
"Why A Women-Owned Gaming Company Feels Unsafe at PAX East"
WGBH – March 5, 2015
Professor of Communication & Journalism Nina Huntemann, co-founder of Women in Games Boston, discusses the harassment of women in the gaming industry and the good side of GamerGate. “Gamers and industry are responding to this call for inclusivity and we’re starting to see more of it,” she said.
“Analysis: Tsarnaev Defense Strategy Not Unusual For Death Penalty Case”
WBUR – March 5, 2015
“Suffolk Law professor Chris Dearborn says that’s not unusual in a death penalty case. ‘There’s no points to be scored by the defense for asking those people any questions,’ Dearborn told WBUR’s All Things Considered. ‘Revisiting some of those wounds on cross-examination would accomplish nothing.’ Dearborn says the defense will likely focus its efforts on trying to spare Tsarnaev’s life by portraying him as under the influence of his older brother.”
“Ahead Of PAX East: The Harassment Of Women In Gaming Community”
WBUR – March 5, 2015
Communication & Journalism Professor Nina Huntemann, co-founder of Women in Games Boston, discusses online harassment of women gamers.
“Boston bombing jury chosen; trial to start Wednesday”
USA Today – March 3, 2015
“‘They have a very strong case," said Christopher Dearborn, a criminal defense attorney and a professor at Suffolk University Law School. ‘They have a ton of direct evidence, factual evidence. … They have videotapes of people dropping things off, they have very powerful witness testimony, and they have forensics.’"
“Local Women’s Day Events An Example of Community Activism”
The (Falmouth) Enterprise – March 3, 2015
“’It’s a reminder of how rich the community is here and a lesson in activism at a grassroots level,’” said Kate Nace Day, a professor of law at Suffolk University.
Burnt marijuana case to be argued before SJC; Does odor justify police stop of car?
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – March 2, 2015
“‘When is it justified to pull someone over for a civil infraction? Do you need smoke coming out of the window? What happens with these situations is that they escalate into something else fairly quickly. You’ve got to assume that law enforcement will be looking to take the stop further because they are suspicious of something else going on.’”
“You Think This Winter’s Bad? Looking At 17th Century Winters”
WBUR – Feb. 24, 2015
History Chair Robert Allison tells how the early settlers survived the harsh New England winters.
“Citing threats, game maker pulls her company from PAX East fest”
Boston Globe – Feb. 24, 2015
“‘They need to make a stronger statement,’ said Nina Huntemann, a professor of media studies at Suffolk University and cofounder of Women in Games Boston, a professional network. ‘A weak statement suggests they’re still not taking seriously the concerns of women while preserving this male-dominated culture that they’ve allowed to fester.’”
WBUR Cognoscenti – Feb. 24, 2015
“James Baldwin: America’s Prophet, Resurrected" by English Professor Quentin Miller.
“Coldwell Banker settles discrimination allegations with Massachusetts”
Legal Newsline – Feb. 23, 2015
The settlement follows allegations that a Coldwell Banker agent posted rental ads on Craigslist that discouraged families with children from applying. Fair housing tests by the Suffolk University Housing Discrimination Testing Program discovered that the agent participated in a pattern of this type of discrimination.
“Suffolk U drafts 7-year-old cystic fibrosis patient”
WHDH-TV – Feb. 20, 2015
Luke Giuffrida joined the Suffolk Men's Basketball team through Team IMPACT, a Boston-based organization that connects children who have severe health issues with college sports teams.
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“Parking Space-Savers: The Political Ideologies, or Lack Thereof, Behind the Great Debate”
Boston.com – Feb. 20, 2015
“‘I don’t necessarily see it breaking down along ideological lines,” says John Nucci, vice president of Government Relations and Community Affairs at Suffolk University. ‘To me, there’s no Democrat or Republican way to dig yourself out of a snowstorm. I think it’s more an issue of common sense, which is equally or unequally distributed between the parties, depending on how you look at it.’”
“Have They Got A Schnorr For You – Brustein’s ‘King of Second Avenue’ at New Rep”
WBUR – Feb. 20, 2015
A review of Distinguished Scholar Robert Brustein’s King of Second Avenue says “Everything about ‘The King of Second Avenue’ is laudable. Brustein’s book and lyrics are clever, even Sondheimesque at points, and Hankus Netsky’s music is infectious.”
“Boston Has Third-Snowiest Season in Just 24 Days, More Forecast
Bloomberg Business – Feb. 18, 2015
“The actual cost to the area will be difficult to measure because much of the region’s economy is rooted in intellectual businesses, so people can simply work at home, said Frank Conte, a director at Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute in Boston. A single day’s worth of gross domestic product for Massachusetts is about $1.2 billion, although Conte said he doesn’t think actual losses are close to that.”
“Boston Marathon bombing: Could Tsarnaev's team succeed in getting trial moved?”
Christian Science Monitor – Feb. 19, 2015
“Rosanna Cavallaro, a law professor at Suffolk University in Boston and former state assistant attorney general, says Tsarnaev’s lawyers are unlikely to win a change of venue. But she doesn’t fault them for trying. ‘The role for a defense attorney in a case like this is to challenge every aspect of the process,’ Professor Cavallaro says. ‘That’s all they got.’”
“A law firm IPO? Not so fast”
Washington Post – Feb. 16, 2015
‘“They have been successful and expanded dramatically, in no small part because they were able to go public because of the cash infusion,’ said Andrew Perlman, a law professor at Suffolk University in Boston. Perlman was an adviser to the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 but said he does not speak on behalf of the ABA on the issue. The idea of lawyers reporting to shareholders is controversial. One of the biggest concerns is that it could compromise an attorney’s professional independence, Perlman said. ‘If lawyers have to report to shareholders and explain their profits, then they may be more inclined to cater to the interest of shareholders than the interest of clients,’” he said.
“Adams family cookbook”
Boston Globe – Feb. 15, 2015
“Historian Rosana Y. Wan has mined writings by one of America’s most famous colonial couples for her new book “The Culinary Lives of John and Abigail Adams: A Cookbook” (Schiffer). She draws on John Adams’s diary as well as letters they wrote. A park ranger at the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, Wan has a degree in history from Suffolk University. Her “Culinary Lives’’ spices up instructions for the preparation of meats, poultry, vegetables, soups, desserts, and drinks with fascinating background tidbits.”
“State has scores of parcels it could lease to raise transit revenue”
Boston Globe – Feb. 12, 2015
‘“The public is thirsty for a fresh look at transportation assets that can be monetized. New ideas for new sources of nontax revenue should be on the table if we are serious about transforming transit funding,’” writes Richard Taylor, director of the Center for Real Estate, in a letter to the editor.
“Judge backed for no-tears warning to victim’s mom”
The (Attleboro) Sun Chronicle – Feb. 7, 2015
‘“Unfortunately, the perception is that it was a harsh directive. But what the judge is most concerned with is fairness and the reality and perception that there is no impropriety,’ said Chris Dearborn, a professor of criminal defense at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Having the mother weeping while looking at the autopsy photograph of her son ‘might inflame the passions of the jury,’ Dearborn said, adding that the judge is not insensitive. ‘I think it’s unfair to criticize her for that. It’s no easy task when you’re involved in a case with intense media scrutiny,’ Dearborn said. The law professor said a judge is like an umpire at a baseball game, who has to make rulings that one side or another is not going to be happy with.’”
“M&T Bank Sued For Alleged Discrimination”
Bloomberg Radio – Feb. 5, 2015
Law Professor Kathleen Engel discusses the case on Bloomberg Law.
“Sudbury B-Ball Player Hits 1,000 Points at Suffolk”
Sudbury Patch – Feb. 4, 2015
Suffolk University senior Iliana Quadri is the 13th player in the women’s basketball program history to reach the 1,000 point career mark.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Feb. 2, 2015
“Negotiations leading to a thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba provided the perfect backdrop for a recent Suffolk University Law School course on mediation held – where else? – in Havana.”
“Unpaid interns have their day in court – again”
Fortune – Jan. 29, 2015
“The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan will address that query on Friday when it reviews earlier decisions in two cases filed by unpaid interns whose opposite outcomes put the now-ubiquitous unpaid internship in legal limbo. ‘This is the case that everyone’s been waiting for,’ says David Yamada, a law professor and director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University. The two similar cases had conflicting outcomes because the judges deciding them relied on different approaches to determine if interns should be covered by employee protections. ‘There is no legal meaning for ‘internship,' says Yamada, who signed an amicus brief in support of the Fox interns. ‘It’s just a designation that we’ve come to know by labeling summer positions as internships.’”
“A Question for the Court: What’s an Intern Worth?”
Wall Street Journal -- Jan. 29, 2015
“If the court rules that employers must satisfy the six-part test in order to take on unpaid interns, employers and courts across the country will probably take that as the new standard, according to David Yamada, a professor at Suffolk University Law School who helped file a friend-of-the-court brief in the appeals court case. Should the court favor a looser standard, things could get ‘messy,’ he said, exacerbating confusion about what’s acceptable.”
“Runner clears a space in Boston Marathon history”
Boston Globe – Jan. 28, 2015
“The mysterious man who shoveled off the Boston Marathon finish line during the blizzard on Tuesday is a 25-year-old runner himself, who cleared the snow out of his love for the Marathon and the symbol of unity that the strip brings to the city. Christopher Laudani, a bartender at the Back Bay Social Club on Boylston Street, borrowed a shovel in the afternoon and, in about 20 minutes, unearthed the finish line from the snow. “‘It’s more about the finish line itself, what it represents to me. The love of something that is way bigger than any of us,’ Laudani, a Suffolk University graduate who lives in Allston, said in an interview Wednesday at the Social Club. ‘When you finally cross, all your emotions are out on the little strip of paint on the road,’ he said. ‘It’s a symbol of everything the Marathon stands for.’”
Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll: Rich Get Richer and Government Holds the Key -- Jan. 28, 2015
Americans believe that improvements in the economy over the past year have benefited the rich over the poor and middle class, and most consider U.S. economic conditions to be fair (46 percent) or poor (27 percent), as opposed to good (25 percent.
Poll Update Feb. 1, 2015: Americans want compromise between Congress & Obama
“Jurors Likely OK to See Big Game; Hernandez trial starts tomorrow”
Boston Herald – Jan. 28, 2015
“‘I don’t think I would instruct them not to watch it. I’m sure all of them, basically, have heard of him,” retired state Supreme Judicial Court Justice John M. Greaney said yesterday of the ex-Pro Bowl tight end. ‘I’m a football fan and I’ve watched the Patriots this season. He’s sort of gone into the past tense what with the success and the team they’ve had,’ said Greaney, now an appellate practice professor at Suffolk Law School.’”
“Suffolk Law Professor Says Intellectual Property Law founded on ‘Eureka Myth’”
WBUR – Jan. 26, 2015
“Consider the origins of some of the companies you rely on the most, like Amazon, Apple, or Google. What do their stories have in common? They were all founded in garages. And Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Larry Page are just as legendary as their companies — a stroke of genius in the basement and, ah ha! The iPod, the Kindle, the future is born. But those ah ha moments are rare, says Jessica Silbey. She argues most inventions are more collaborative and rely on a foundation of work done by many others, which is why intellectual property law can be so tricky.”
“Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez”
Associated Press – Jan. 25, 2015
Christopher Dearborn, a professor at Suffolk University Law School, says that while the Bristol County District Attorney's office has a lot of circumstantial evidence, its challenge is to offer a motive to jurors. Prosecutors have said a possible motive was that Hernandez may have showed Lloyd the spot where the 2012 shooting took place. But Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh last month ruled they may not introduce anything having to do with the 2012 killing in the Lloyd murder trial. ‘The lack of a clear motive is the biggest weakness in the prosecution's case,’ Dearborn said. ‘You need to give a jury a reason why, or they're going to have pause," Dearborn said. ‘I don't think they have a motive that they can present in concrete fashion with witnesses that can support a motive.’Hernandez's legal team is likely to focus on the holes, Dearborn said. ‘We don't have a weapon. We don't have a confession. We don't have eyewitnesses,’ he said. Hernandez's team does not have to offer a defense or explanation, or even deliver an opening statement.But Dearborn said he expects to hear one.‘They will absolutely have to have their own narrative,’ he said. ‘That narrative will probably suggest alternatives.’"
“Tsarnaev lawyers ask to move trial location
Metro Boston – Jan. 25, 2015
“The delay comes as no surprise to Suffolk University Law School Professor Rosanna Cavallaro. ‘This is the problem that we thought about in the abstract when the motion to change venue came up, but now we’re seeing it in the concrete,’ said Cavallaro. ‘We speculated that people would have those kinds of personal experiences that might make it difficult to put together a jury.’ ‘The fact that jury selection is dragging behind schedule speaks to two issues,’ said Suffolk University Law Professor Chris Dearborn – that jurors are being honest about their connection to the case – which is a positive thing – and also that it is ‘difficult if not impossible’ to find anyone in Massachusetts who doesn’t have a connection to the case. ‘It’s making a lot of the points for the defense that they need a change of venue, which should be given more serious consideration by the judge,’ said Dearborn.’”
“Uber has 10,000 Hub-Area Drivers; Councilor says high number to determine policy”
Boston Herald – Jan. 23, 2015
“‘It does have some impact on a potential for the need for regulation, but I don’t think that the size of the number given, the fact that it’s over a metropolitan area, I don’t think that it means Uber should be shut down,’ said Janice Griffith, a law professor at Suffolk University. ‘What it does say is that a number of people have decided that they would prefer, or at least, are willing to engage in, ride-sharing.’”
“Economists forecast moderate growth in Massachusetts tax revenue next year”
Boston Business Journal – Jan. 23, 2015
“‘Recovery from recession has been very slow by historical standards,’ said David Tuerck, an economist and executive director of the Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research at Suffolk University. ‘We should be seeing more robust recovery than we are.’”
“Surgeon’s slaying puts focus on hospital safety”
Boston Herald – Jan. 23, 2015
“‘Yet, hospitals face a unique challenge, needing to provide both security and accessibility, said Suffolk University Professor Elizabeth Turner, who specializes in patient safety.’ ‘The idea of putting in some really intensive security measures like we see at airports and courthouses would be difficult for providers to embrace,’ said Turner, who worked as a nurse for 40 years and now works as an attorney in health care law. ‘But I think there’s no question that facilities are looking at these things now, and if they’re not, they should be.’”
“Boston’s Space-Saving Tradition Explained”
Boston.com – Jan. 23, 2015
“‘South Boston has changed dramatically over the last 15 years. What had been triple deckers with three cars each are now condos with more people sharing them and everyone has a car,’ said Robert Allison, chair of the history department at Suffolk University. When did this all start? ‘Probably when people have more cars than street parking could accommodate,’” Allison said.”
“The Bureaucratic IRS Cuts Its Customer Service First”
Wall Street Journal – Jan. 23, 2015
“‘Congress’s reducing the IRS budget in retaliation for IRS misbehavior is a classic case of ‘cutting off your nose to spite your face.’ The IRS is one of the few arms of government that actually makes more money than it spends,’ writes Accounting Professor James Angelini in a letter to the editor.
“Taxi operators facing legal hurdles in lawsuit”
Boston Sunday Herald – Jan. 18, 2015
“‘I think they would have a very difficult time proving they were being treated unequally,’”said Janice Griffith, a law professor at Suffolk University. ‘It’s very difficult to overturn regulations that a state makes.’”
“Suffolk students making well-timed visit to Cuba”
Boston Globe – Jan. 17, 2014
Two-dozen Suffolk Law students are participating in a first-of-its-kind negotiation and mediation course at the University of Havana Law School. “The United States-Cuba agreement reached last month was ‘a perfect symbol of mediation and negotiation,’ retired judge Isaac Borenstein, a visiting professor at Suffolk Law and a trip coordinator, said by phone from Cuba. ‘People thought they would never see it in their lifetime,’ he added. ‘Everybody is hopeful there will be more American investment and more Americans traveling here, and people coming here are going to wonder how does the legal system work.’”
“Clothes make the man”
Metro Boston – Jan. 15, 2015
“‘A lot of times lawyers make tactical or intentional choices about these things,” said Chris Dearborn, clinical professor of law at Suffolk University. ‘But remember, a person on trial has a right to make their own choices about how they look. I have had clients who have said, ‘Listen, this is who I am, and this is who I want the jury to see’”
“Staging Success; Local colleges light up theater district”
WCVB-TV – Jan. 12, 2015
Suffolk University’s restoration of the Modern Theater and its role in the revitalization of lower Washington Street featured on Chronicle.
“Suffolk law school’s way forward”
Boston Business Journal – Jan. 9, 2015
Suffolk University hosts morning reception for Mass. Governor-elect Charlie Baker and political leadership – Jan. 8, 2015
Associated Press – Jan. 8, 2015
“Christopher Dearborn, an associate professor at Suffolk University Law School and former defense lawyer, says extensive news coverage of the case will make it more challenging to assemble an unbiased jury. ‘If anybody says they have not heard about this case during the jury selection, they are lying,” he said. “If anybody says they haven’t formed an opinion about this case, they are lying.’ One of the defense’s goals during jury selection, Dearborn says, should be finding jurors who can still be objective, even if they’ve heard about the case and perhaps have already formed an opinion about it. He said the same problems popped up in the Bulger trial and are happening now in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jury selection in the bombing case is underway in federal court in Boston. ‘High-profile cases are the one area where it’s challenging to have a completely fair trial in our judicial system,’ he said. “The reality is that not everybody is completely honest about what they’ve read and what opinions they’ve formed when they’re interviewed during the jury selection process.’”
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Bloomberg radio – Jan. 5, 2015
Law Professor Stephanie Roberts Hartung discusses the trial of accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
WBUR – Jan. 5, 2015
Brenda Bond, associate professor of public administration at Suffolk University and co-author of a study in Lowell which supports “broken windows” theory, discusses “Is ‘Broken Windows’ A Root Cause of Fatal Shootings?”
Canada National CTV News – Jan. 5, 2014
Law Professor Chris Dearborn discusses the trial of accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
“CampusTap closes $500K for private social network aimed at college students”
Boston Business Journal – Jan. 5, 2015
“CampusTap was founded in 2013 by Suffolk University graduate Remy Carpinito with a vision to bridge the gap between on-campus activities and job placement. The startup tested its social network with more than 500 students at Suffolk University and now has two groups of customers at two Boston-area universities: the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk and MIT mechanical engineering students.”
“Jury selection to begin in Boston Marathon bombing trial”
Associated Press – Jan. 4, 2015
“Tsarnaev's lawyers may lay the groundwork for some kind of mental health explanation, said Christopher Dearborn, a professor at Suffolk University Law School. That could include any persecution his family might have suffered as ethnic minorities in Kyrgyzstan, where the brothers spent most of their lives before moving to the U.S. with their parents and two sisters. “‘I think the real value in that may be to start to try to generate even a little bit of empathy around this and humanize the kid a little bit, hopefully enough to save a life,’” Dearborn said.
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“Boston bombing trial, opening Monday, could last months”
USA Today – Jan. 4, 2015
“‘They have a very strong case," said Christopher Dearborn, a criminal defense attorney and a professor at Suffolk University Law School. ‘They have a ton of direct evidence, factual evidence. … They have videotapes of people dropping things off, they have very powerful witness testimony, and they have forensics.’”
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“Delay, venue change denied for Tsarnaev”
Boston Herald – Jan. 4, 2015
“Suffolk University Law professor Chris Dearborn said he felt the defense was justified in making both requests. ‘This is about fighting for a kid’s life,’ Dearborn said. ‘I think it would be the right thing to give them a delay, the right thing to change the venue, for the merits of the case and for the kid’s constitutional rights.’”
“Former Mass. Judge Talks Nation’s Relationships With Cuba Ahead of Teaching In Havana”
WBUR – Jan. 2, 2015
“A former Massachusetts judge — who’s now an adjunct law professor at Suffolk University Law School — leaves with some of his students Friday to begin a joint class with professors and students at the University of Havana in Cuba. Judge Isaac Borenstein is a native of Cuba, who has been teaching in his homeland for years, but never with students from both countries.”
“Death penalty for Tsarnaev? Why Bostonians don’t favor that possibility”
Christian Science Monitor – Jan. 2, 2015
“Christopher Dearborn, an associate law professor at Suffolk University in Boston, explains why Americans overall are supportive of the death penalty in the Tsarnaev trial. ‘We’re talking about people dying in domestic terrorism,’ Professor Dearborn says. ‘It doesn’t get any more serious in the eyes of the general public.””