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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of April 29, 2019

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of April 29, 2019. If you would like to submit to the Monday Morning E-mail, please register here. Remember, all submissions are due by 5pm on Sunday.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please e-mail us at sgalaw@bu.edu.

What's in this edition?

  1. Owning Your Student Identity While Crafting Your Professional Identity
  2. 36th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Writing Competition
  3. Prepare to Practice ​Inaugural Legal Research Conference

This Week

1) Owning Your Student Identity While Crafting Your Professional Identity
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When: Thursday, May 02, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Yawkey room 545 (100 Bay State, Educational Resource Center)
What: How can you take what you’ve learned in your master’s program and leverage it to make you stand out while finding a job and, later, maintaining a career? In this workshop, we’ll discuss ways that you can identify what has made you special as a student, your student identity, and how this can translate into your professional identity. You’ll come away with a better understanding of your unique journey as a student and how that journey can directly inform how you approach interviews and define yourself in the workplace. Please RSVP
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/owning-your-student-identity-while-crafting-your-professional-identity-tickets-58104315572
Contact: erc@bu.edu

2) 36th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Writing Competition
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Where: American Planning Association
What: 1. Eligibility. The competition is open to law students at ABA accredited law schools and planning students at schools listed in the current Guide to Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Urban and Regional Planning who are enrolled in or who will complete a program of study leading to the J.D., LL.B., Masters or Ph.D. degree during the 2018-2019 academic year. All entries must be the work of an individual, jointly-authored entries will not be considered. Entries may have been written for another purpose within the last year -- e.g., a paper submitted for a course or internship -- but must not have been previously published. 2. Subject Matter. Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of significance in either city planning or associated areas of law (e.g., land use, local government or environmental law) and will be evaluated based on: (1) originality; (2) contribution to the understanding or development of the fields of planning and law; (3) quality of scholarship; and (4) quality and organization of writing. 3. Publication. As a condition of publication, the author grants to the American Bar Association the following rights: 1) the exclusive right of first publication of the Work throughout the world as part of the publication The Urban Lawyer; 2) the nonexclusive right to reprint the Work whenever necessary and to license use of the Work, or any part thereof, in any medium or form of communication in the English language, to others; and 3) the right to use the Work, or any part thereof, in any other publication produced by the American Bar Association. The author shall reserve all exclusive rights not specifically granted to the American Bar Association and will have the rights not specifically granted to the American Bar Association and will have the rights, after the Work has been published, to print the Work in any publication, provided that the author included in the publication the proper credit to the American Bar Association for prior publication of the work. 4. Directions for Entries. Entries shall not exceed forty-five (45) pages with a 1" margin on all-sides. Text should be double-spaced in a minimum twelve-point font. Manuscripts should follow the stylistic guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style (latest edition) published by the University of Chicago Press. All citations should be footnoted and should conform to A Uniform System of Citation (latest edition) published by the Harvard Law Review Association (the Blue Book). 5. Submission of Entries. To enter the competition, send five (5) hard copies of your entry, postmarked no later than June 7, 2019, or send your entry via email no later than 11:59 p.m., June 7, 2019, to Brian J. Connolly at the address below. Each copy must have two title pages: the first title page should contain the title of the entry, the name/address/e-mail of the student, and identify the student's school and date of graduation; the second title page should contain only the title of the entry. Brian J. Connolly Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti, P.C. 950 17th Street, Suite 1600 Denver, Colorado 80202 bconnolly@ottenjohnson.com
Website: https://www.planning.org/divisions/planningandlaw/writingcompetition/
Contact: bconnolly@ottenjohnson.com

3) Prepare to Practice ​Inaugural Legal Research Conference
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Where: Harvard Law School
What: Join us for a full-day legal research conference on Tuesday, May 21st from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. You will join students from five Boston law schools as you get up to speed on research methods for fact-finding, corporate law, immigration, and many other topics. There will be speakers from firms, courts, non-profits, and law schools, so wherever you will be researching this summer, there will be sessions you will find useful. We will provide a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch and finish with a networking reception in the ​Harvard Law School Library. Please pre-register online for the Prepare to Practice Legal Research Conference 2019 by this Wednesday, May 1. Space is limited. Pre-registration does not guarantee a spot. We will contact you with further details. If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Landenberger in the library.
Website: https://preparetopractice.weebly.com/pre-registration.html
Contact: amlanden@bu.edu

Again, if you have any questions about the SGA, please write to sgalaw@bu.edu. If you would like to submit to the Monday Morning E-mail, please register here. Remember, all submissions are due by 5pm on Sunday.

Thanks and have a great week!

All the best,

Your SGA