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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of February 01, 2016

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of February 01, 2016. 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. Bar Review at Game On!
  2. SGA Ice Skating Social at the Frog Pond
  3. SGA Ice Skating Social at the Frog Pond
  4. Bar Review at Carrie Nation!
  5. JLSA Presents Professor Michael Zank on Moses and Muhammed
  6. Criminal Law Through a Critical Lens
  7. Affinity Group Members: LALSA invites you to Marketing Yourself in the Legal Community: Networking 101
  8. The Practice of Law as a Vocation
  9. Public Interest "Round-Robin" Networking Night
  10. Health Law Networking & Career Brown-Bag Event with Courtney Aladro of the AGO
  11. APALSA's 12th Annual Meet the Firms
  12. Admissions is Hiring!
  13. Sign-up to be a Welcomer at our Orientation programs!
  14. 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut
  15. Business & IP Attorney Panel
  16. Immigration Law Career Panel
  17. PIP Valentine's Day Cupcake Wars

Student Government Association

1) Bar Review at Game On!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, February 04, 2016, 9:00 PM to Friday, February 05, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: Game On, 82 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
What: After networking at Meet the Firms you know you're going to need to wind down and relax, so why not take a short walk over to Game On in Fenway! Enjoy a refreshing cold beverage and dance with your friends, or if that's not your thing play some ping pong downstairs! Can't wait to see everyone this week at Game On!
Website: http://gameonboston.com/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

2) SGA Ice Skating Social at the Frog Pond
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Who: Student Government Association
When: Friday, February 05, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Meet at the Atrium then head to Boston Commons Frog Pond
What: Want to get into the winter spirit? Join SGA at Boston Common's Frog Pond for an evening of ice skating! We will meet in the Atrium at the law school for some hot chocolate at 5:30pm and then head over by T to the Frog Pond at around 6:00pm. Admission is $6 and ice skate rentals are $12. Looking forward to seeing everyone out on the ice! Please sign up using the link below if you intend to go this coming Friday: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1I7xS78BUIis4qsL2L6tAPWB2FnHkLI5_2N2mQyAscjE/edit?usp=sharing
Website: http://bostonfrogpond.com/winter-programs/pricing-season-passes/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

3) SGA Ice Skating Social at the Frog Pond
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Who: Student Government Association
When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Meet at the Atrium then Boston Commons Frog Pond
What: Want to get into the winter spirit? Join SGA at Boston Common's Frog Pond for an evening of ice skating! We will meet in the Atrium at the law school for some hot chocolate at 5:30pm and then head over by T to the Frog Pond at around 6:00pm. Admission is $6 and ice skate rentals are $12. Looking forward to seeing everyone out on the ice! Please sign up using the link below if you intend to go this coming Friday: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1I7xS78BUIis4qsL2L6tAPWB2FnHkLI5_2N2mQyAscjE/edit?usp=sharing
Website: http://bostonfrogpond.com/winter-programs/pricing-season-passes/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

4) Bar Review at Carrie Nation!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:00 PM to Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: Carrie Nation Cocktail Club; 11 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
What: There's no better way to warm up after ice skating on Boston Common's Frog Pond than to grab a 1920s inspired drink at Carrie Nation! This speakeasy is anti-prohibition with jazz music playing all night, so practice your Charleston for Thursday night! Take a break this Thursday night and venture downtown for dancing and fun with friends.
Website: http://www.carrienationcocktailclub.com/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

This Week

5) JLSA Presents Professor Michael Zank on Moses and Muhammed
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When: Monday, February 01, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 101
What: Please Join JLSA for an exciting talk with Professor Zank! Professor Zank will speak about Moses in post-biblical Jewish, Christian, and Muslim tradition, with an emphasis on Prophet Muhammad as the apex of late-antique Moses traditions. Food will be served! Michael Zank is professor of religion and director of the Elie Wiesel Center at Boston University where he teaches Jewish studies, western religions, and philosophy of religion. He is currently working on a history of Jerusalem that tries to answer the question why Jews, Christians, and Muslims care about this city the way they do. Prior, he has written on modern Jewish thought and philosophy, especially on Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, and Leo Strauss. An essay volume on modern Jewish philosophy of religion as an apology for the Mosaic faith is forthcoming (in German).
Website: Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1697569607126210/
Contact: bostonjlsa@gmail.com

6) Criminal Law Through a Critical Lens
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When: Monday, February 01, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Redstone 410
What: Have you sat in the classroom and wondered about how issues of identity such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation play into the cases you read? Well, come join this year's Criminal Law Professors Bridges, Sloane, and Leonard as they discuss Criminal Law and Critical Legal Theory. The discussion will focus on a critical analysis of the justice system, particularly sentencing and the ways in which critical legal theory may influence how they present Criminal Law to their students. We invite you to join us and encourage you to engage in this conversation. Pizza and dessert will be served! Co-Sponsored by The Women's Law Association and Latin American Law Students Association as part of Student Affairs' Critical Conversations Program.
Contact: Buslwla@gmail.com

7) Affinity Group Members: LALSA invites you to Marketing Yourself in the Legal Community: Networking 101
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When: Monday, February 01, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish
What: Students will hear about the do's and don'ts of networking and attend a reception where they can practice their skills. Students will also be split into small breakout groups at the end of the night where they will have the chance to interact with attorneys from firms around Boston and ask any questions in an informal setting. This is an invaluable opportunity to work on your networking skills and meet diverse attorneys in the Boston area. Space is limited! Please RSVP using the link below by 5pm on January 27. Transportation to and from the event provided by Nutter.
Website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16Lwq9xIRbV6WtyRjvE0-naCYIf6RWbM_H8f13TuuVVY/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link
Contact: rio@bu.edu

8) The Practice of Law as a Vocation
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When: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: 410
What: Do you ever wonder “why” you are in law school? Do you ever think about the bigger picture, and try to figure out how you can practice as a lawyer and find deep personal satisfaction in your work? What is a vocation anyway? Please join us for a candid conversation about how to find your vocation in the practice of law. We will be joined by Fr. Gregory Kalscheur, Esq., Dean at Boston College; Mark Rumley, Esq., Medford City Solicitor; David Niose, Esq., Legal Director of the Appignani Humanist Legal Center; and Elizabeth Engerman, Esq., Ph.D., founder of Sweet Grace Cupcakes and former Director of Advocacy and Community Services for Tri-CAP, who will share with us their thoughts on treating their respective practices as a vocation. RSVP under the Events tab on Symplicity. Please contact James Kossuth (jkossuth@bu.edu) in the CDO with any questions.
Contact: jkossuth@bu.edu

9) Public Interest "Round-Robin" Networking Night
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When: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: 8th Floor CDO Suite
What: Considering a career in "public interest law" but not sure what that means? Come to the Public Interest "Round-Robin" Networking Night to meet eight public interest attorneys who practice in a wide variety of settings to learn about different career paths available to you. The attorneys will rotate between small groups of students, which will allow you to speak directly with and ask questions of these professionals. An informal reception will follow. We will have attorneys practicing in: Law Reform Legal Services Civil Rights Prosecution International Development Pro Bono Counsel for Private Law Firms Immigration Law *Light refreshments will be served.* Event Co-sponsored by the Public Interest Project (PIP) and the Career Development Office (CDO)
Contact: buslpip@gmail.com

10) Health Law Networking & Career Brown-Bag Event with Courtney Aladro of the AGO
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When: Thursday, February 04, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Redstone 204
What: Please join us for a conversation and networking opportunity with Courtney M. Aladro, Chief of the Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office (AGO). Courtney will highlight her health care policy experience and provide practical advice for obtaining employment in the public sector. Courtney previously worked in the private sector at Choate, Hall & Stewart before moving to the AGO. At the AGO, she specialized in health care policy while working in the Health Care Division. She was just recently promoted to Division Chief, and is an excellent resource to students thinking about interning at the AGO, the difference between private and public sector work, or how to tailor a career in health policy in the public sector. If you are interested in attending, please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zkSgxt3_SGmuNmPHNgc4lBorplakgpmjZ2K57Mtt8sE/edit#gid=0 This event is co-Sponsored by the Health Law Association and the Career Development Office.
Contact: buslhealthlaw@gmail.com

11) APALSA's 12th Annual Meet the Firms
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When: Thursday, February 04, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: George Sherman Union (GSU) 2nd Floor
What: Meet the Firms is one of BU Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association's (APALSA) biggest events. This annual event introduces BU Law students to members of the Boston legal community and serves as an opportunity for students to learn more about law firm life and culture. Students attend a moderated Q&A session with volunteer attorney panelists and then attend a networking reception where they can meet firm representatives and gather informational materials. This year 22 law firms are attending. Brochures containing law firm and representative information will be sent out via email to all students who register before the event. This is probably one of the only opportunities students get to see a large variety of law firms in one place at the same time. Please come take advantage of this informative networking opportunity before the semester gets too busy! This event is open to all BU Law students, not just members of APALSA. Hors-d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Rama Attreya at rattreya@bu.edu

Next Week

12) Admissions is Hiring!
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When: From Monday, February 08, 2016, 1:00 AM to Friday, February 12, 2016, 1:00 AM
Where: Admissions
What: The JD Admissions Office is looking to hire a Special Project Assistant for the spring semester ($13/hr, Work Study position). Applicants should be available to work at least six hours per week (preferably in two three-hour blocks during business hours), and have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities will include coordinating outreach projects with admitted students, recruiting current student volunteers, and tracking communication efforts. On occasion the Special Project Assistant may also be asked to assist with campus tours, social media marketing, and/or admitted student Preview Days. If interested, please e-mail aliwatts@bu.edu by Friday, February 12th, with your resume and a brief description of your interest in the position. JD students from any class year are encouraged to apply.
Contact: aliwatts@bu.edu

13) Sign-up to be a Welcomer at our Orientation programs!
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When: From Monday, February 08, 2016, 9:00 AM to Friday, February 19, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: BU Law
What: Sign up here to be a Welcomer for Be Yourself Orientation and/or 1L Orientation! We need your enthusiasm, knowledge and ideas to help make this year's Orientation better than ever! Use the link below to complete the short application by Friday, February 19 at 5 pm. Questions? E-mail Jill Collins for more information.
Website: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8kNHw8iOpVqkoRf
Contact: jcollin3@bu.edu

14) 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut
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When: Monday, February 08, 2016 from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: Join us for an important and timely discussion of how far women’s reproductive rights have come, and how much further we have to go. Professor Linda McClain will provide an introduction to the case itself, before leading a panel discussion with Professor James Fleming of BU Law and Professor Aziza Ahmed of Northeastern University School of Law. They will cover (1) the implications of the case in the history of women’s reproductive health, and (2) modern challenges including the limitations of the ACA in the provision of women’s reproductive health. This event is Co-Sponsored by the Women's Law Association, Health Law Association, and Law Students for Reproductive Justice. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. Please arrive early or on time to get settled in.
Contact: buslhealthlaw@gmail.com

15) Business & IP Attorney Panel
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When: Monday, February 08, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 102
What: Wondering what you can do with interests in both business and intellectual property law? Come join the Business Law Society and the Intellectual Property Law Society to learn about the intersection of Business & IP law! There are a ton of amazing opportunities so come to this panel to learn about a few of them! Panelists include Pete Osborn from WilmerHale, Matt Bernsten from Fish & Richardson, Sandra Brown from McCarter & English, and Aaron Ahola from Akamai Technologies. Come by, grab a bit to eat, learn about some awesome opportunities, and maybe even do a little networking. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Contact: buiplaw@gmail.com

16) Immigration Law Career Panel
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When: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: The Immigration Law and Policy Society, with the support of the CDO, is hosting an Immigration Law Career Panel TOMORROW (Tuesday) in Barrister’s Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event is designed to raise awareness about immigration law opportunities in the Boston area as well as discuss interactions between firms and public interest organizations. Panelists include Isabelle Farrar, head of the pro bono asylum program at Ropes & Gray’s Boston office, David McHaffey, founder and managing partner of McHaffey & Associates, representatives from the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project and the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, and the founder of the BU Law Division of the International Refugee Assistance Program. There will be (catered) food and refreshments for all who attend. Dress code is business casual. Please RSVP as soon as possible by e-mailing buimmigrationlawpolicysociety@gmail.com . Note: if you forget to RSVP, you can still attend (it just helps to have a head count).
Contact: buimmigrationlawpolicysociety@gmail.com

17) PIP Valentine's Day Cupcake Wars
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When: From Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4:00 PM
Where: 2nd Floor tables
What: PIP will be hosting its annual Valentine's Day Cupcake Wars on Wednesday, February 10th and Thursday, February 11th. Students, faculty, and staff will bake a batch of their most delicious and decorative cupcakes. Each cupcake is taste-tested and judged on appearance by a panel including deans and professors. As usual, PIP sells the cupcakes to raise money for students' summer grants! It's a really fun competition, and one of our most popular fundraising events of the year!
Contact: juliep@bu.edu

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Thanks and have a great week!

All the best,

Your SGA