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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of January 16, 2017

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of January 16, 2017. 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. Welcome Back Bar Review at Hong Kong!
  2. Save the Date! BU Law Ice Skating Social on Thurs, February 2
  3. Last Call for Conversation Partner Program (CPP)
  4. Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice: Advanced Case Law Research
  5. Wellness Fair
  6. Kick-Off Event: Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice
  7. Critical Conversations: The Struggle is Real
  8. Presidential Inauguration Broadcast
  9. Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice
  10. Tea on the Charles
  11. Meet the Mass Bar Examiners

Student Government Association

1) Welcome Back Bar Review at Hong Kong!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, January 19, 2017, 9:00 PM to Friday, January 20, 2017, 2:00 AM
Where: Hong Kong Boston, Faneuil Hall - 65 Chatham Street Boston, MA 02109
What: Come catch up with friends over scorpion bowls, dancing and karaoke! This beloved Faneuil Hall favorite is a guaranteed good time. We hope to see you all there!
Website: http://www.hongkongboston.com
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

2) Save the Date! BU Law Ice Skating Social on Thurs, February 2
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:00 AM to Friday, February 03, 2017, 12:00 AM
Where: The Boston Common Frog Pond
What: BU Law's Second Annual Ice Skating Social will be on Thursday, February 2! Join SGA and your friends at the Boston Common Frog Pond for an evening of ice skating and fun! Come join us for snacks and a cup of complimentary hot chocolate in the Law School Atrium at 6:30pm. At 7:00pm, we will take the T as a group over to Frog Pond! It is $6 for admission and $12 for skate rentals, which students can purchase directly at Frog Pond on the evening of the event. Our weekly Bar Review will be Thursday evening at a nearby bar, so we can warm up and continue the fun! We are looking forward to seeing everyone out on the ice!
Website: sgalaw.bu.edu
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

This Week

3) Last Call for Conversation Partner Program (CPP)
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When: From Monday, January 16, 2017, 8:00 AM to Friday, January 20, 2017, 12:00 PM
Where: TBD
What: The volunteer CPP is an opportunity for JD and LLM students to meet an hour a week on their own time and work on conversational skills. The emphasis of the program is conversational English for non-native English speakers, while also providing students with an opportunity to meet with those from another country and work on their cultural competency skills. Cultural competency is especially important in the growing international legal world, and these meet-ups provide students from all different cultural backgrounds an opportunity to meet one-on-one with someone from a different country and learn about their culture. It is not a requirement for JD students to speak another language or want to learn another language in order to participate as a volunteer (you can work solely in English if you want). We cannot guarantee a partner, but we hope to pair as many JD/LLMs as possible. Please note that partners are expected to meet a minimum of 1-hour a week. If this is not a commitment you can make, please do not sign-up. Sign-ups are available at: https://goo.gl/forms/2huNDESoQjAaTrg63 If you have any questions about the program, please email Senior Legal Information Librarian, Shira Megerman: megerman@bu.edu.
Website: https://goo.gl/forms/2huNDESoQjAaTrg63
Contact: megerman@bu.edu

4) Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice: Advanced Case Law Research
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When: From Monday, January 16, 2017, 9:00 AM to Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:00 AM
Where: Rm 336
What: This week's class for the Certificate in Legal Research Skills will be: Advanced Case Law Research! 1. The class will run from January 23-24. Dates are Monday, January 23 @ 10:00am and Tuesday, January 24 @ 1:30pm in Rm. 336. Did you know you can do complex case-law research in print? Besides being an invaluable skill if you lack Lexis or Westlaw access, proficiency in print case law research can help you understand and use headnotes and key numbers better whether researching in print or online. The instructor is Kate Cochrane (katec@bu.edu).
Website: http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/certification
Contact: megerman@bu.edu

5) Wellness Fair
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When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: McCausland Commons
What: A new year and a new semester are great excuses to learn more about the resources available for your wellness. Visit tables hosted by the Bike Safety Committee, BUPD, Center for Anxiety (CARD), FitRec, Office of the Ombuds, Sargent Choice Nutrition Center, BU Health Services, including Behavioral Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Wellness & Prevention Services, and SARP. For the first Live Well, Learn Well challenge of the semester, check in at the Student Affairs table to get your passport to complete. Visit each table to collect stickers and turn your passport in to Student Affairs to be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Whole Foods gift card!
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

6) Kick-Off Event: Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice
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When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Law School Cafe
What: Come celebrate the kick-off of our Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice program! This informative celebration will be held January 18 at 4:00 PM in the Law School cafe. There will be tea, coffee and Insomnia Cookies. Mark your calendars!
Website: http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/certification
Contact: megerman@bu.edu

7) Critical Conversations: The Struggle is Real
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When: Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: 204
What: From anxiety and depression to trauma or substance abuse disorder, many of us have challenges to face while juggling law school and practice. Join members of the BU Law community who will share their own experiences. Members of the community who want to support those who are or have struggled, are strongly encouraged to join the conversation. A representative from Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers will also join us to discuss resources. Sponsored by the Student Affairs Office and WLA
Contact: blhernan@bu.edu

8) Presidential Inauguration Broadcast
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When: Friday, January 20, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: McCausland Commons
What: The U.S. Presidential Inauguration will be broadcast live in McCausland Commons from 9:30am-4:30pm.

Next Week

9) Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice
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When: From Monday, January 23, 2017, 8:00 AM to Monday, March 20, 2017, 8:00 AM
Where: Library, Rm 336
What: The Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice is a 6-hour certificate in legal research taught by reference librarians covering topics most useful to new lawyers. Classes start the week of January 23, and run through the week of March 20. Each class is one hour, and classes are offered every Monday at 10:00am & 2:30pm, and Tuesday at 9:00am & 1:30pm in Rm. 336 in the library. Best part…you do not need to get all six hours in one year in order to complete and receive the certificate! You only need to complete all 6-hours by the time you graduate. Want to spread it out over law school? You can! Want to take more than 6-hours because you just love learning? You can do that, too. It is just a minimum 6-hours in order to receive the certificate. There are 16 unique class topics overall, with tracks focused on: clerkships, corporate, government, litigation, and public interest/solo/small firm.
Website: http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/certification
Contact: megerman@bu.edu

10) Tea on the Charles
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When: Monday, January 23, 2017 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Charles River Room
What: Reconnect with classmates and enjoy tea and cookies overlooking the Charles River!
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

11) Meet the Mass Bar Examiners
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When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 103
What: Sponsored by Student Affairs, join Marilyn Wellingon, Exectutive Director of the MA Board of Bar Examiners to discuss the bar application process for MA, character and fitness questions (such as past juvenile or adult criminal issues, alcohol-related incidents, financial debts owed, and other issues), and set-up a limited number of individual 1:1 meetings which can be scheduled here: http://doodle.com/poll/xsp2qr6u88z35sb3
Contact: studaff@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