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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of November 12, 2018

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of November 12, 2018. If you would like to submit to the Monday Morning E-mail, please register here. Remember, all submissions are due by 5pm on Sunday.

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What's in this edition?

  1. BU Veterans Day Vigil, hosted by The Charles River Battalion Army Cadets and Navy Midshipmen
  2. Public Charge 101
  3. Perspectives on the Future of Citizenship in the Middle East
  4. ACS Criminal Justice Reform Talk with Ames Grawert from the Brennan Center
  5. Criminal Justice Reform in 2018: A Conversation with Ames Grawert
  6. ILS Student Roundtable
  7. TED Talks and International Snacks
  8. WLA Annual Alumnae Panel & Reception
  9. OutLaw’s Out and About in the Legal Profession Panel
  10. Boston Young Alumni Fall 3L Kickoff
  11. Pitch & Pizza: New Venture Competition
  12. LCF Thanksgiving Dinner
  13. NALSA Pre-Finals Pot-A-Plant
  14. BU Cinematheque Presents: An Evening with Steve Maing
  15. RSVP to 48th St. Gallen Symposium Info Session
  16. MAX Live Webinars
  17. Affordable Housing Lecture with Professor Peter Freeman
  18. ACS Presents "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America" with Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University
  19. NALSA Heritage Celebration Dinner
  20. MARK YOUR CALENDAR - MPRE sign-ups for 2019

This Week

1) BU Veterans Day Vigil, hosted by The Charles River Battalion Army Cadets and Navy Midshipmen
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When: Monday, November 12, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Where: Marsh Plaza & Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave.
What: On November 12th in Marsh Chapel, please join the cadets and midshipmen of Boston University as we honor the veterans of our armed forces. Ceremonies will include an address by Master Sergeant Nate Sobieck, United States Air Force, who will speak on the value of both everyday and military service in today's society.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/549856528809888/
Contact: samjg@bu.edu

2) Public Charge 101
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When: Monday, November 12, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Join the Immigration Law Society and Health Law Association on Monday, November 12 at 1PM in Room 204 for an overview of the recent rule redefining Public Charge, a factor the government considers when a person requests admission to the country or a grant of legal permanent resident status. By expanding the scope of Public Charge, the rule may create a widespread chilling effect to access public benefits in fear of losing the ability to gain future permanent status. Join us to learn more about the effects of the rule and how you can get involved! RSVP at the attached link.
Website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScq-jzFqHc5zMn54vuJExbdOmX74Q7zV38aUQthdaKEi68OPQ/viewform
Contact: maggiecl@bu.edu

3) Perspectives on the Future of Citizenship in the Middle East
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When: Monday, November 12, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Pardee School, 121 Bay State Road
What: Please join BU Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Pardee School's Forced Migration and Human Trafficking Initiative for a dynamic talk on issues of citizenship and statelessness in the Middle East. The event will explore the levels of citizenship and nationality policy and practice in the Middle East and interrogate the sustainability of current citizenship acquisition and deprivation practices in the MENA region, taking the states of Jordan and Lebanon as focal points.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/calendar/?day=2018-11-12&uid=221176@17.calendar.bu.edu
Contact: ykuzmova@bu.edu

4) ACS Criminal Justice Reform Talk with Ames Grawert from the Brennan Center
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When: Monday, November 12, 2018 from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Where: 212
What: Ames Grawert, Senior Counsel in the Brennan Center’s Justice Program, and the John L. Neu Justice Counsel, will be giving a talk about the state and politics of criminal justice reform in America.
Contact: zachlaw@bu.edu

5) Criminal Justice Reform in 2018: A Conversation with Ames Grawert
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When: Monday, November 12, 2018 from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Where: Room 212
What: Ames Grawert will be speaking to us about the state of criminal justice reform in America, focusing on the politics of federal sentencing reform, and collateral consequences of mass incarceration on racial and economic disparities. He will be joined by our very own Professor David Rossman for a discussion and Q&A.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/456570488200241/

6) ILS Student Roundtable
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When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: Interested in a career focused on international law? Then come join International Law Society for a discussion of different areas of international law and the steps students should take to find internships in the field. After an introductory overview of sources, tips, and general advice, a panel of upperclass students who have had internships in varying areas of international law will relay their experiences and answer questions. CVs of international law professors will also be distributed for students who want to reach out to the professors themselves. See you there!

7) TED Talks and International Snacks
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When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: BU Law, 10th Floor Conference Room
What: Join us for a sampling of snacks from around the world as well as an informal screening of TED Talks on the role of law internationally!
Contact: heejinc@bu.edu

8) WLA Annual Alumnae Panel & Reception
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When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: This Thursday, November 13th, is WLA's Annual Alumnae Panel & Reception! The panel will run from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. with a reception to follow until 8:00 p.m. Dean Hornblower will moderate the panel, and drinks and appetizers will be provided. We have cultivated a panel of women across a multitude of legal industries, career paths, and backgrounds who will be sharing their experiences. We hope you all attend to gain some great insights into the legal profession and then chat with amazing alumnae! Dress code is business casual.
Contact: buslwla@gmail.com

9) OutLaw’s Out and About in the Legal Profession Panel
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When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Barristers Hall
What: OutLaw’s Out and About Panel 11/14 You are invited to attend OutLaw’s Out and About in the Legal Profession Panel and Networking reception on Wednesday, November 14 at 6pm in Barristers Hall! Come meet and learn from a variety of LGBT+ identified attorneys from both the public and private sectors about their experiences being out in the legal field. A networking session with drinks and hors d’oeurves will follow the panel. RSVP to outlaw@bu.edu by Wednesday 11/7
Contact: outlaw@bu.edu

10) Boston Young Alumni Fall 3L Kickoff
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When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Cornwall's 654 Beacon Street Boston, 02215
What: Kick-off the fall with your fellow BU Law Boston Young Alumni along with current 3L's and LLM students! In just a couple of semesters, these students will be the next group of alumni to join the Young Alumni network - so help show them what it's all about! Drink tickets and appetizers will be provided. http://bostonu.imodules.com/s/1759/3-law/index.aspx?sid=1759&gid=3&pgid=6346&content_id=6888&authkey=jOmPhwqTz1DJLScWr%2ba%2fjTC%2fIjl5uCxVF2G9ZqmYlRHTeH0PBhdfFg%3d%3d
Website: http://bostonu.imodules.com/s/1759/3-law/index.aspx?sid=1759&gid=3&pgid=6346&content_id=6888&authkey=jOmPhwqTz1DJLScWr%2ba%2fjTC%2fIjl5uCxVF2G9ZqmYlRHTeH0PBhdfFg%3d%3d

11) Pitch & Pizza: New Venture Competition
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When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center (730 Comm. Ave.)
What: Have an idea you're ready to transform into reality? Want to hear ideas from fellow BU Terriers? Join us for Pitch & Pizza, the first round in Innovate@BU's New Venture Competition! The annual New Venture Competition (NVC) is a multi-round pitch competition that gives early-stage startups a chance to win up to $15,000! The NVC is appropriate for ventures of any kind including tech, consumer, creative, or social impact. It is open to current BU students and alumni that have graduated within the last 1 year. Register for your pitch (either Nov. 15, Dec. 6. Feb. 7, or March 7: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitch-pizza-2018-19-part-of-the-new-venture-competition-tickets-49737547343
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitch-pizza-2018-19-part-of-the-new-venture-competition-tickets-49737547343
Contact: aisabel@bu.edu

12) LCF Thanksgiving Dinner
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When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: The GSU: Cranberry Farms
What: This Thursday LCF is continuing our study of 1 Peter at 4:15 in Room 520, and then we are heading to Cranberry Farms for dinner. We will gather in the atrium around 5:30 to walk to the GSU. You are welcome to join us for the study, dinner, or both!

13) NALSA Pre-Finals Pot-A-Plant
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When: Friday, November 16, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: 203
What: Got the blues? Need a break from outlining? Like free stuff? Come join NALSA in painting pots, planting succulents, and taking a study break. Pots and Plants are limited, so come early. All are welcome! There will be snacks and drinks available!
Contact: castro@bu.edu

14) BU Cinematheque Presents: An Evening with Steve Maing
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When: Friday, November 16, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: College of Communication (640 Comm. Ave.), COM 101
What: BU graduate Maing has become an acclaimed, New York-based cinematographer and documentarian. He will screen Crime + Punishment, his gripping behind-the-scenes look at the NYPD, following a group of maverick cops who have been ostracized for blowing the whistle against police pushed to make arbitrary arrests to meet illegal departmental quotas.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/com/academics/what-we-do/film-television/cinematheque/
Contact: filmtv@bu.edu

Next Week

15) RSVP to 48th St. Gallen Symposium Info Session
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When: Monday, November 19, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: Room 418
What: Travel to Switzerland with all expenses paid and meet today's world leaders. Learn more about the essay competition at the link below and RSVP to jcollin3@bu.edu
Website: https://www.symposium.org/competition
Contact: jcollin3@bu.edu

16) MAX Live Webinars
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When: Monday, November 19, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: Online Webinar
What: These webinars are a great option for students who may have missed the MAX workshop earlier in the semester and/or want to earn additional entries into the scholarship drawing before December. Details and registration links can be found in MAX Online and by following the link to the website in this announcement. These webinars will be held on various dates in November and early January.
Website: https://www.bu.edu/law/2018/11/01/max-live-webinars/
Contact: cherylc@bu.edu

17) Affordable Housing Lecture with Professor Peter Freeman
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When: Monday, November 19, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: Come spend some time with Professor Peter Freeman to learn about affordable housing development in Massachusetts. The Commonwealth is unique in that it has a specific affordable housing statute - M.G.L. 40B. Learn more about how 40B projects are planned, funded, and built, and what role attorneys play in the process. Food provided!

18) ACS Presents "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America" with Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University
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When: Monday, November 19, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Room 209
What: Booklist calls Democracy in Chains "perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government." Democracy in Chains blows open the doors to the unknown history of the relentless campaign by the radical rich to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize everything from schools to Medicare and Social Security, stop action on climate change, and alter the U.S. Constitution. MacLean traces this game plan back to the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan, who forged his ideas in an attempt to preserve the white elite's power in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education.
Contact: zachlaw@bu.edu

19) NALSA Heritage Celebration Dinner
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When: Monday, November 19, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: Come celebrate Native American and Other Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month with NALSA on November 19th from 6-8PM in Barrister's Hall! Connect with local attorneys, alumni, and each other while enjoying great food! RSVP at the link below by 11/9! and Remember: Not Native? No Problem! All are welcome in NALSA.
Website: https://goo.gl/forms/0cxixpymL6y1HHy72
Contact: castro@bu.edu

20) MARK YOUR CALENDAR - MPRE sign-ups for 2019
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Where: BU Law
What: Are you planning to take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) in 2019? (It is required for bar admission in all US jurisdictions, except Maryland, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico.) Do you want to take it here, at BU Law? Then mark your calendar and sign up on the first day for 2019 registrations - December 10, 2018. Don't be blocked out of BU by other students. Secure your spot for the MPRE on December 10th!
Website: http://www.ncbex.org/exams/mpre/registration/
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

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Thanks and have a great week!

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