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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of January 14, 2019

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of January 14, 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. BYU LawStories Initiative on the MainStage
  2. 1L - Map Your Future (Academic Advising 101)
  3. Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice
  4. Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice: Regulations
  5. Community Affairs Meeting
  6. Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice: Transactional Law Research
  7. Bar Review at Cask’n Flagon
  8. 1L Critical Legal Thought Reading Group
  9. Character and Fitness Info Session
  10. BU Law 4th Annual Open Mic
  11. Get involved: Election Day!
  12. MARK YOUR CALENDAR - MPRE sign-ups for 2019
  13. Journal of College and University Law seeking student authored articles
  14. Registration due Friday, January 18 for BU Law Public Interest Retreat (February 22 & 23)

This Week

1) BYU LawStories Initiative on the MainStage
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When: From Monday, January 14, 2019, 1:00 AM to Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:00 AM
Where: BYU
What: BYU LawStories on the MainStage, is a storytelling event open to students from all law schools. Participants are asked to submit a nonfiction narrative of 1000-1500 words melding law, personal experience, and storytelling. A panel of judges will select ten stories from among the submissions. Storytellers from other law schools will be awarded an expense-paid trip to visit us here in Utah to participate in the MainStage events. Each of the storytellers will present their stories in a public event to be held at the law school. Before their presentations, they will receive a half-day seminar taught by Sam Payne, host of The Apple Seed, a national radio show on storytelling. At the conclusion of the seminar, the participants will record their stories for broadcast at the BYU Radio studios. After the campus-based events conclude, the participating storytellers will travel to Moab to visit one of Utah’s iconic national parks. For more information: http://lawstories.byu.edu/2019-event/mainstage/
Website: http://lawstories.byu.edu/2019-event/storytelling-resources/
Contact: katec@bu.edu

2) 1L - Map Your Future (Academic Advising 101)
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When: Monday, January 14, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: LAW room 103
What: Class of 2021, do you realize your law school provides with over 200 course options for your 2L and 3L year, at a university that provides over 1000 more eligible course options? Join Associate Dean Muir for an overview of upper-level curriculum and key resources for you to make the most of your time at BU Law. This session is for the student who may not yet know the difference between an externship and a clinical placement, or how to prepare for litigation vs a transactional practice; but WANTS to know, and WANTS to take charge of their educational experience. This presentation is a starting point for you to design the BEST academic experience for your professional goals, while maximizing your use of BU's academic resources. This is your time, 2021. Are you ready to BU?
Website: http://www.bu.edu/law/current-students/jd-student-resources/academic-advising/
Contact: gmmuir@bu.edu

3) Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice
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When: From Thursday, January 17, 2019, 1:00 PM to Friday, March 08, 2019, 1:00 PM
Where: Law Library 336
What: The Legal Research Skills for Practice Program provides training in the legal research skills most useful for new lawyers. Did you know: 45% of a new associate's time is spent doing research 70% of new legal researchers need help using print and online resources together Research showed that new associates could not: - Effectively and efficiently use print legal research materials - Perform legislative histories - Proficiently use an index or table of contents - Understand key sources for specific practice areas. Cost-effective and efficient research is more important now than ever. Improve your skills by attending practical, hands-on research classes tailored to the realities of today's legal landscape. Every class emphasizes resources and skills outside of Lexis and Westlaw and you choose the classes that fit your future practice needs. Classes are taught by experienced legal information librarians, who have law degrees as well as library degrees. Each class will be 1 hour and will have a brief assignment which you will need to complete and submit. To obtain a certificate you must complete at least 6 of the 16 offered classes.
Website: https://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/c.php?g=14885&p=80527
Contact: brian2@bu.edu

4) Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice: Regulations
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When: From Thursday, January 17, 2019, 1:00 PM to Friday, January 18, 2019, 1:00 PM
Where: Law Library 336
What: January 17-18 Regulatory Research Instructor: Kate Cochrane • katec@bu.edu Dates: Thurs. Jan. 17 @ 1pm & Friday Jan. 18 @ 1pm Need to find the CFR? Have a citation to a BIA decision? Don’t know what these are – you should not leave law school without learning this. Students will thoroughly examine federal regulatory processes and master strategies for finding and using various legal and interpretive materials produced by the Executive Branch Transactional Law Research Instructor: Brian Flaherty • brian2@bu.edu Dates: Thurs. Jan. 17 @ 4pm & Friday, Jan. 18 @ 9am This class will provide an in-depth look at the best research tools for transactional lawyers, including EDGAR, Bloomberg Law, and BNA.
Website: https://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/c.php?g=14885&p=4189984
Contact: brian2@bu.edu

5) Community Affairs Meeting
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When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: SGA will host our monthly Community Affairs Meeting on Thursday. The floor will be open to students at the end of the meeting. Each student organization is required to send one representative to the Meeting in order to receive funding for the semester. Food will be served at 12:45PM, so we can begin promptly at 1:00PM
Contact: Sgalaw@bu.edu

6) Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice: Transactional Law Research
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When: From Thursday, January 17, 2019, 4:00 PM to Friday, January 18, 2019, 9:00 AM
Where: Law Library 336
What: Transactional Law Research Instructor: Brian Flaherty • brian2@bu.edu Dates: Thurs. Jan. 17 @ 4pm & Friday, Jan. 18 @ 9am This class will provide an in-depth look at the best research tools for transactional lawyers, including EDGAR, Bloomberg Law, and BNA.
Website: https://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/c.php?g=14885&p=4189984
Contact: brian2@bu.edu

7) Bar Review at Cask’n Flagon
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When: From Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8:00 PM to Friday, January 18, 2019, 1:00 AM
Where: Cask’n Flagon, Fenway
What: The first bar review of the semester is at Cask’n Flagon!
Contact: Sgalaw@bu.edu

Next Week

8) 1L Critical Legal Thought Reading Group
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When: From Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 5:30 PM to Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 7:30 PM
Where: Location TBD
What: 1L Critical Legal Thought Reading Group Prof. Pedro is facilitating an informal (no grade, no credit, no writing) reading and discussion group for 1Ls on critical legal thought this semester. The group will meet every other Wednesday from 5:30-7:30pm starting 1/23 and probably ending 4/3 (leaving over 2 weeks to focus exclusively on classes and exams). To facilitate discussion, participation may be capped. To get an idea of the types of topics that the group will cover, you can look at Prof. Katherine Franke’s critical legal thought description and syllabus at https://www.law.columbia.edu/gender-sexuality/faculty/katherine-franke/critical-legal-thought-2016. The group’s reading list might be something like a very, very pared-down version of that list. The reading group might have 1-2 sessions on legal positivism and legal realism; 1-2 sessions on critical legal studies (CLS); 1.5-2 sessions on critical race theory, critical feminist theory, and other critical identity/outsider approaches (such as disability crit, queer crit, class crit); and 1-2 sessions where we either probe deeper into any of those schools of thought or we revisit 1L curriculum with these approaches in mind. Interested students who are available Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm and who will participate in the reading and discussion group for the full semester should complete the reading group google form: https://goo.gl/forms/74zV1mxPdGWEyXEA2 by 6pm on Thursday (1/17).
Website: https://goo.gl/forms/74zV1mxPdGWEyXEA2
Contact: ppedro@bu.edu

9) Character and Fitness Info Session
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When: Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Where: TBA
What: Run by Marilyn Wellington, the Executive Director from the MA Board of Bar Examiners https://www.facebook.com/events/394343551134369/?active_tab=about
Contact: Sgalaw@bu.edu

10) BU Law 4th Annual Open Mic
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When: Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Barristers Hall
What: Calling all musicians, actors, poets, comedians, or spoken word artists! Join BU Law Student Affairs and Contraband for a night of music, poetry, and laughter. Sign-ups begin Jan 15. Hot chocolate bar will be provided.
Contact: blhernan@bu.edu

11) Get involved: Election Day!
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When: Friday, January 25, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Law
What: On Friday, January 25, join many student organizations for an “Election Day.” Elections will be held in 30 minute blocks. Please see the link below for the schedule of groups, locations and times. While many groups are participating in Election Day, other groups will arrange elections at other times, so look for announcements from those groups. In any event, groups have been asked to hold their elections by February 1. Aspiring Leaders. If you are considering leadership in a student organization, SAVE THE DATE and be prepared to attend a Transition and Training Session on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (times subject to change). Please note: Outgoing officers will not be expected to attend the whole time. Incoming officers should plan to be there for the whole time.
Website: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FpYhTxSQ53NS3l9759P3vXhEZ4LYWjcdvV8tY3_6BAg/edit?usp=sharing
Contact: jcollin3@bu.edu

12) 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

13) Journal of College and University Law seeking student authored articles
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Where: Rutgers Law School and NACUA
What: The Journal of College and University Law is the only law review entirely devoted to higher education legal issues in the United States. It is the official publication of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and is somewhat unique in its hybrid approach to publishing scholarly publications focused for practical application primarily for an audience of college and university counsel, attorneys representing those institutions, and education law specialists in the academic community. It has more than 4,500 subscribers. The Journal is co-published by Rutgers Law School and NACUA, and it is now published only as an on-line publication. Law school faculty who teach courses in Education Law are encouraged to invite and/or submit well written student seminar papers to the Journal. There is no longer a student board of editors from which to draw student authored work. Please consider papers from the last year or those being written for the current semester courses for submission. These should be papers not published elsewhere. Faculty members are encouraged to work with the students to make editorial changes before submission. For information about submission please go to https://jcul.law.rutgers.edu/instructions-forauthor/ . Consideration for publication is on an ongoing basis, and topics of current attention and interest will be given the highest priority. Laura Rothstein, a member of the Education Law Section, is available to answer questions at laura.rothstein@louisville.edu. Submissions should be sent to the co-editor Professor Rayman Solomon by email: JCUL@law.rutgers.edu.
Website: https://jcul.law.rutgers.edu/instructions-forauthor/
Contact: katec@bu.edu

14) Registration due Friday, January 18 for BU Law Public Interest Retreat (February 22 & 23)
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Where: Barristers Hall and Wightman Mansion
What: Registration for BU Law’s Inaugural Public Interest Retreat (February 22 and 23) closes at MIDNIGHT THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 18. The Retreat will begin with a Welcome Dinner on Friday, February 22 in Barristers Hall and continue on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00am until 4:30pm at the Wightman Mansion in Brookline. All meals are provided. The Retreat is organized by PI law students for our PI law student peers from all class years to come together, explore our community, and engage in conversation and skill building! We will have food, games, and sessions on a variety of topics including: developing your public interest principles, discussing poverty law, exploring direct representation careers, developing our public interest narrative skills, strengthening BU’s public interest community, and more!
Website: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7Wzi0dbXx0Y6YD3
Contact: publicinterestretreat.bulaw@gmail.com

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