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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of February 20, 2017

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of February 20, 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. SGA/Outlaw Bar Review at Club Cafe!
  2. BU Law Alternate Bar Review
  3. LALSA's Roundtable Discussion: Diversity in Leadership
  4. JLSA Hannukah Party and Elections
  5. Black History Month Soiree
  6. Event for 1Ls - The Economics and Business Life of Law Firm Practice
  7. *Rescheduled* Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program - An inside look and how to get involved
  8. Goulston & Storrs Firm Visit
  9. Patent Law Panel
  10. Bridging the Gap between the Federal Courts and the United States Patent & Trademark Office: The Journal of Science and Technology Law Symposium
  11. 3L's - Are you ready for the bar exam? (Student Affairs wants to know)
  12. A Conversation with Stephen Karp
  13. Summer Interview Programs CDO and Student Panel

Student Government Association

1) SGA/Outlaw Bar Review at Club Cafe!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, February 23, 2017, 9:00 PM to Friday, February 24, 2017, 2:00 AM
Where: 209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116
What: SGA is proud to support BU Law’s LGBTQIA student organization! Outlaw's mission is to serve as both a personal and professional resource for queer-identified and allied students at our law school. This Thursday's bar review will honor this amazing student group at Club Café, a beloved South End hangout spot! Come celebrate with friends and enjoy the end of the week! The bar fills up quickly on Thursdays, so feel free to get there earlier to ensure that you don't have to wait in line! We look forward to seeing you all there.
Website: http://www.clubcafe.com/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

2) BU Law Alternate Bar Review
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 PM to Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2:00 AM
Where: 100 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116
What: Want to check out Boston's alternative music scene but not sure where to start? Join SGA for a night of dancing and alternative networking at Icon Nightclub. Enjoy two different rooms with music ranging from top 40 to techno. Interested in entertainment or copyright law? This up-and-coming industry is ripe with opportunity for those seeking nontraditional legal careers! Enjoy opportunities to mingle with people involved in this quickly growing industry. Not interested in any of the previously mentioned? Come enjoy the music and dance! Local artist DJ Kaeno has agreed to provide a special discount code for BU Law Students only. Tickets are normally $23.80, but you can get them for just $13.80 with your promo code! Tickets are available at: http://www.wantickets.com/PureDaniel. Use the Discount Code: "lawschool" to purchase your discounted tickets. We hope to see you there!
Website: http://www.wantickets.com/PureDaniel
Contact: dblopez@bu.edu

This Week

3) LALSA's Roundtable Discussion: Diversity in Leadership
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When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Please join LALSA as we welcome attorneys of color to discuss their experiences and trajectory prior to becoming leaders in the Boston legal community. This event is open to all law students, and Raising Cane's Chicken and Georgetown Cupcakes will be served. Sponsored by Ropes & Gray LLP. Please contact Guil Massetti with any questions at massetti@bu.edu.
Contact: massetti@bu.edu

4) JLSA Hannukah Party and Elections
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When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: Come celebrate Hannukah fashionably late with the Jewish Law Students Association. We will have TONS of latkes and some desserts on Tuesday February 21st (Monday schedule) at 1pm in Room 410. We also will be hosting elections at the Hannukah party, so please come celebrate! We hope you all can make it! If you have any questions are are interested in running please contact bostonjlsa@gmail.com
Contact: hirsch93@bu.edu

5) Black History Month Soiree
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When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: The BU Black Law Students Association is hosting its 3rd Annual Black History Month Soiree. This event is a celebration of Black culture and community to close out the month dedicated to our history. Come celebrate with us and enjoy great food, music, and company! Attire: Cocktail/Classy Casual
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/255645858194940/
Contact: blsa.at.bu@gmail.com

6) Event for 1Ls - The Economics and Business Life of Law Firm Practice
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When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: What happened to the private law firm sector in recent years and where is the industry going? What are law firms doing to meet the challenge of an increasingly competitive environment? What implications do these industry trends have for new lawyers? How do law firms manage themselves? Kenneth Gordon and Arthur Greenberg invite you to join them for an informative, interactive and entertaining conversation about the macroeconomics and business fundamentals of the law firm enterprise. RSVP via Symplicity. Lunch will be served.

7) *Rescheduled* Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program - An inside look and how to get involved
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When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: Professor Gerard O’Connor will be speaking about how to get involved with the Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic including a new summer opportunity with the clinic (especially for 1Ls). Plus current students from the Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic and the Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic will join to talk about the experience, recommended for classes and workload associated with this clinic. Pizza will be served!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/212060165865783/
Contact: lawef@bu.edu

8) Goulston & Storrs Firm Visit
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When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: 400 Atlantic Ave. (Goulston & Storrs Office)
What: Goulston & Storrs' Real Estate attorneys are inviting the members of the Real Estate Association to a presentation on their work in the Seaport. There will be time available for Q&A. This is a great opportunity to network with attorneys at one of the best firms in Boston. If you are interested in working at Goulston & Storrs during your 2L summer or post grad, then come to this great event! The event will be held at the firm and light snacks and refreshments will be provided. RSVP at the link below.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/271419266621416/
Contact: msl7@bu.edu

9) Patent Law Panel
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When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Where: Room 204
What: We will be hosting a panel of attorneys who work in patent litigation and patent prosecution to provide students with a better perspective of working in patent law on a day-to-day basis and the distinction between prosecution and litigation. This event will be particularly useful for 1Ls looking toward the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program (PLIP) and OCI. Following the panel and discussion, we will offer a limited number of one-on-one 15 minute resume reviews with the patent attorneys, who will provide detailed feedback about tailoring your resume for patent jobs and can answer any questions you may have regarding interviewing. If you are interested in participating in the resume review, please send your resume to buiplaw@gmail.com by Wednesday, February 22nd at 11:59pm. Slots will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Food will be provided!
Contact: buiplaw@gmail.com

10) Bridging the Gap between the Federal Courts and the United States Patent & Trademark Office: The Journal of Science and Technology Law Symposium
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When: Friday, February 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Room 212
What: In the past five years, the landscape of intellectual property litigation has changed dramatically. Most notably, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011, created several new administrative alternatives to patent litigation. This Symposium will examine the resulting relationship between the federal courts and the administrative bodies tasked with implementing the AIA. The goals of this Symposium are (1) to provide an opportunity to “bridge the gap” between the scholar and the practitioner by examining how the AIA’s foundational tenants and nuances are used and understood in academia and in practice, and (2) to create a dialogue whereby academics and practitioners can learn from one another and share their insights with students. In particular, the Symposium will look at the tensions created between the courts, especially the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the administrative bodies involved in the procedures established by the AIA. Panel topics will include alternative proceedings for patents within the administrative system resulting from the AIA, the relationship between those alternative proceedings and traditional proceedings in the courts, and the relationship between the Constitution and these administrative proceedings more generally.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/law/2016/08/09/the-journal-of-science-and-technology-law-symposium/
Contact: mackelle@bu.edu

11) 3L's - Are you ready for the bar exam? (Student Affairs wants to know)
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When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: BU School of Law (Room TBA)
What: Do you have questions about the bar exam? Do you want to receive access to one of the premier preparation programs for the multi-state bar exam (MBE- multiple-choice section of every state's bar exam)? Student Affairs, with the support of Dean O'Rourke, is glad to provide a bar prep session and kick-start review on Saturday, February 25th from 9am-1pm. During this session, participants will (1) get access to online and hard-copy preparation tools for the bar exam from PMBR (a Kaplan-owned company); (2) get a tutorial on the best strategies for reviewing the 1L topics tested on the MBE; and (3) have your questions answered as you prepare your bar applications and think about the bar exam. Participants must register through Dean Muir's email or by contacting Student Affairs (617-353-3127). Please direct any questions to studaff@bu.edu.
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

Next Week

12) A Conversation with Stephen Karp
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When: Monday, February 27, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Billioniare real estate investor Stephen Karp of New England Development will be joining the Real Estate Association for a conversation about his career in the real estate industry and to highlight exciting deals he worked on across the country. This is a great opportunity to hear about the business side of the industry and to better understand a client's perspective in a transactional deal. RSVP on the link below.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/159512397883023/
Contact: msl7@bu.edu

13) Summer Interview Programs CDO and Student Panel
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When: Monday, February 27, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Room 204
What: This student panel is geared toward 1Ls interested in pursuing summer jobs in IP through the various interview programs in which law students participate after their 1L year. We hold this event so early in the year because the registration deadline for the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program (PLIP) is over Spring Break (Thurs. Mar. 10). An advisor from the CDO will explain the bidding and interview process for PLIP, OCI, and other off campus programs, followed by a student panel of 2Ls and 3Ls. The student panel will describe their experience with these interview programs and give general tips/answer questions. Non-patent focused students are encouraged to attend as well since the OCI process applies to everyone.
Contact: buiplaw@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