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Law students luckier than the rest

While I know it has been extremely difficult for recent law-school graduates to find employment this year, the data in Kara Baskin’s story was not accurate. Ninety-two percent of our class of 2008 was employed within six months after graduation.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 8, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 08, 2009
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Nervous, stressed, and depressed, LLC

Twenty-seven-year-old Jesse White is a temporary staff attorney at a domestic-violence nonprofit in the South End.
What's a recent law grad expected to do in this economy?
By KARA BASKIN  |  May 01, 2009
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Review: Beeswax

Beeswax as in, mind your own . . . ?
Don't expect intensity of any kind
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 17, 2009
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Crimson tied

Barack Obama's presidential campaign was successful in part because he was able to cleverly negotiate and navigate the battles that have plagued the United States the last few years.
A new battle threatens to disrupt the American political landscape, and it's hardly academic
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 11, 2009
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Parody flunks out

Artist Barry Blitt’s brilliant illustration — which sought to satirize the naysayers who portray Obama as a flag-burning, unpatriotic Muslim and his wife as a black-power radical — cut to the core of today’s political paradox.
Political humor is no longer welcome in Academia as administrators choke the life out of parody
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 30, 2008

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Two third-year law students working at the school’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic are taking on the RIAA on behalf of two university students.
Two Maine Law students take on RIAA big guns
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 09, 2008


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Lessons of the fall

The fall from grace of Ralph R. Papitto was remarkable in its speed and force.
The Papitto controversy reveals some ingrained truths about race and institutions
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 25, 2007
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Why the Imus cave-in is bad for free speech, radio, and the whole society

I was never a fan of Don Imus.
Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  April 19, 2007
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The Stool also rises

Dave Portnoy had described himself as the most average-looking guy imaginable, and he was right.
Parsing the lowbrow genius of Barstool Sports
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 10, 2007
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A judge speaks with candor about judicial cop-outs

Rarely does an audience get to hear a sitting judge deliver anything more than the usual clichés about “blind justice” and the like.
Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  March 28, 2007
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Alumnus interruptus

Rather than take pride in the bi-monthly’s stellar 108-year-old reputation, university administrators effectively declared war on Harvard magazine earlier this year when they brought out an in-house competitor.
How University, Inc. is controlling the message to its graduates — and funding base
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  November 16, 2006