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Tuesday, March 15
Rethinking Higher Education – JD

Rethinking Higher Education – JD
When U.S. News and World Report came out with their 2011 law school rankings this week, they landed in an uncertain legal world. Though private law schools can now cost more than $50,000 a year - with some public schools like the University of Michigan just a few thousand dollars behind - the market for recent grads is anything but certain. Many professors, students, and aspiring lawyers are asking: Is law school worth the investment? Is the market for lawyers changing? And how are students adjusting? To answer those questions, we’re joined by Andrew Morriss, a professor of law at the University of Alabama; Josina Raisler-Cohn, a 2009 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and staff attorney with the Committee for Public Counsel Services; J.R. Geronimo, a 3rd year law student at Fordham Law School; and Abigail Ruettgers, entrepreneur and 2006 University of Michigan law school graduate who before leaving law altogether was an associate in product liability and mass tort litigation at Nixon Peabody from 2006-2009.
  See the most recent U.S. News and World Report Law School rankings
  Read the New York TImes article, Is Law School A Losing Game?
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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