MME - Archives - February 15, 2016

Monday Morning E-mail

Week of February 15, 2016

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of February 15, 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. Polling Interest for a Potential Wednesday Night Inter-Law School Mixer
  2. Bar Review at Loretta's Last Call!
  3. Legal Follies' After Party at Cask n Flagon!
  4. SGA Suggestion Box
  5. SGA Movie Night!
  6. Bar Review at The Pour House!
  7. Sign-up to be a Welcomer at our Orientation programs!
  8. Unofficial Knitting and Crafts Group
  9. Mindfulness Workshop: Decrease Stress and Increase Academic and Professional Success
  10. NLG Meeting
  11. February Community Affairs Council Meeting
  12. Legal Follies 2016: Blah & Order: BU
  13. BLSA Presents Know Your Rights Training: The Myths and Truths of Police Encounters
  14. CESLA VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT
  15. The Constitutional Authority of Lower Courts to Defy Supreme Court Precedent presented by The Federalist Society
  16. Critical Conversations: REMIX- Intro to American Sign Language
  17. Immigration Reform through the Lens of Law and Community Organizing
  18. A Closer Look: IP & Entrepreneurship Clinic
  19. Defending the "Dead" Constitution: The Life and Legacy of Justice Scalia
  20. WLA Board Election Info Session
  21. RBFL Symposium: Dodd-Frank, the Volcker Rule, and the Future of Banking in America

Student Government Association

1) Polling Interest for a Potential Wednesday Night Inter-Law School Mixer
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Monday, February 15, 2016, 12:00 PM to Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:00 PM
Where: BU School of Law
What: Hello everyone! SGA is seeking your response in the following poll to see if students would be interested in attending a Wednesday night inter-law school mixer with other law schools in the Boston area. Please take a minute to submit your response--we'd love to focus our efforts on events everyone is interested in and your response will help us gauge interest. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16EN3J-Xihz0_P-tUHRUBT4S2OnYN7qZRUBS3cLiY7MM/viewform?usp=send_form
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

2) Bar Review at Loretta's Last Call!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, February 18, 2016, 10:00 PM to Friday, February 19, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: Loretta's Last Call; 1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
What: This week's bar review will be at Loretta's Last Call, a country themed bar in Fenway! If you're planning on catching Thursday night's show of Legal Follies, continue the fun by walking over to Loretta's. Brush off those cowboy boots and grab a partner and we'll see you going round and round at this week's bar review!
Website: http://www.lorettaslastcall.com/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

3) Legal Follies' After Party at Cask n Flagon!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Friday, February 19, 2016, 10:00 PM to Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: Cask n Flagon; 62 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
What: Follow some good laughs with some good music at Cask n Flagon after this Friday's Legal Follies show! What better way to end Friyay with laughs, friends, and music that's bound to have you moving those hips! Join the cast of Legal Follies in celebrating at the official after party.
Website: http://www.casknflagon.com/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

4) SGA Suggestion Box
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Monday, February 22, 2016, 12:00 PM to Friday, March 04, 2016, 12:00 PM
Where: BU School of Law
What: Due to glitches with the current SGA suggestion box, SGA has created a new form to solicit student comments and concerns. Please note that this is a temporary solution to keep the lines of communication open while the SGA website is overhauled. As such, submissions are not fully anonymous – the website administrator can see your Kerberos information (if you are logged in) and your IP address regardless. SGA cannot view this information. http://www.bu.edu/law/current-students/student-affairs-programs-resources/sga-suggestion-box/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

5) SGA Movie Night!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Room 214
What: We know it's been (below) freezing lately, so SGA decided to host a staycation! Join us in the cafe (room 214) for a screening of A Few Good Men (a must see classic!) with complimentary popcorn and a candy bar! Feel free to bring a blanket and make yourselves cozy.
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

6) Bar Review at The Pour House!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, February 25, 2016, 9:00 PM to Friday, February 26, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: The Pour House; 907 Boylston St. Boston, MA
What: After this week's SGA Movie Night continue the good times by heading over to The Pour House in Back Bay! Hop off at Hynes Convention Center and join the party this week!
Website: http://www.pourhouseboston.com/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

This Week

7) Sign-up to be a Welcomer at our Orientation programs!
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When: From Monday, February 15, 2016, 9:00 AM to Friday, February 19, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: BU School of 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

8) Unofficial Knitting and Crafts Group
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When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Room 209
What: Once again, the unofficial knitting and crafting group is meeting Tuesday the 23rd, from 4-5pm in room 209. There will be coloring books and colored pencils, and some extra yarn for those who want to learn knitting or crochet. Feel free to bring whatever project you are working on, or to just come by and hang out!
Contact: rwatsky@bu.edu

9) Mindfulness Workshop: Decrease Stress and Increase Academic and Professional Success
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When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: LAW 410
What: Mindfulness involves cultivating the capacity to ‘attend to’ the situation at hand in ways that are purposeful and well-balanced. By increasing your ability to be ‘in the present moment’ it releases the mind from habitual, ruminative patterns that lead to worry, fragmentation and burn-out, and enables more intuitive, productive and creative responses to new challenges. In this workshop you will learn about mindfulness, why it works, and practice mindfulness skills you can utilize daily. Session led by Katherine Cunningham, Behavioral Medicine. Part of the Live Well, Learn Well 2016 Challenge
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

10) NLG Meeting
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When: Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 417
What: We will talk about upcoming events such as the Immigration Reform through the Lens of Law and Community Organizing discussion, the following letter writing campaign, and any last questions regarding Reblaw.
Contact: nlg.busl@gmail.com

11) February Community Affairs Council Meeting
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When: Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: This month's Community Affairs Council (CAC) meeting is on February 18 at 1 PM in room 410. This month's CAC meeting is focusing on diversity issues on campus. Like every CAC meeting, this meeting will be an open-forum for students to voice their opinions, concerns, and comments regarding diversity on our law campus. By having a student run meeting, SGA hopes to create a safe space for students to voice their opinions free from any stigma or consequences from the administration. Pizza will be provided.
Contact: Oaniff@bu.edu

12) Legal Follies 2016: Blah & Order: BU
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When: From Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM to Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00 PM
Where: Conference Auditorium (2nd Floor GSU)
What: Legal Follies's Blah & Order: BU tickets are on sale on Eventbrite: https://bufollies2016.eventbrite.com. What is Legal Follies? Only the funniest event you'll experience at BUSL! The show features live sketch comedy, videos, musical performances and a live band: Contraband! Get your tickets before they SELL OUT!! You won't want to miss it!!!
Contact: hmnead@bu.edu

13) BLSA Presents Know Your Rights Training: The Myths and Truths of Police Encounters
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When: Friday, February 19, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Rm 410
What: Join attorneys and volunteers from the ACLU as they discuss legal rights, and what words and actions should be used in police encounters. Attendance at this training will equip you to host similar “Know Your Rights Training” events in schools and local community centers. And enjoy Anna's Burritos! RSVP to Bianca Eddy: bmeddy@bu.edu
Contact: bmeddy@bu.edu

14) CESLA VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT
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When: Friday, February 19, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: CESLA is hosting a video game tournament for charity. Come play for the ultimate bragging rights. There will be pizza, snacks and sweet treats!!! 5 dollars to play until you lose and a chance to re-buy in, all proceeds go to the Family Reach Foundation! We will be running Game Cube and XBOX360 along with Nintendo 64. Featured games: Super Smash Bros. Melee, Marvel v.Capcom 3, Mario Cart DoubleDash, Call of Duty, Mario Cart Classic and Perfect Dark and much more! There will also board games! Please email to yevyalon@bu.edu RSVP or post on the Facebook event page so that we can get a tentative headcount.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/571792339534895/
Contact: yevyalon@bu.edu

Next Week

15) The Constitutional Authority of Lower Courts to Defy Supreme Court Precedent presented by The Federalist Society
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When: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Where: Room 101
What: Come one, come all to Fed Soc's first event of the 2016 Spring Semester! This event will elaborate on the explosive discussion about the constitutional authority of lower courts to defy Supreme Court precedent. We will be welcoming Professor Michael Paulsen from the University of St. Thomas School of Law who is a leading scholar on a number of constitutional interpretative matters. Commentary will be provided by our very own Prof. Gary Lawson! FREE JIMMY JOHNS WILL BE SERVED!
Contact: rmckenna19@gmail.com

16) Critical Conversations: REMIX- Intro to American Sign Language
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When: From Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 9:00 AM to Friday, February 26, 2016, 1:00 PM
Where: Rooms 203 and 410
What: Earlier in the semester, the Office of Student Affairs hosted "Critical Conversations: Ableism in the Law-- Perspectives from the Deaf Community." As a follow-up to that conversation, join your fellow BU Law students for "Critical Conversations: REMIX," an introductory lesson in American Sign Language. Come learn a handful of basic signs to help you communicate with the signing Deaf community, including Deaf clients that you may encounter at your future places of employment. We have two lessons scheduled: Wednesday, February 24 from 9-10AM in Room 203 and Friday, February 26 from 12-1PM in Room 410. You are welcome to attend one or both!
Contact: blhernan@bu.edu

17) Immigration Reform through the Lens of Law and Community Organizing
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When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for many years and the United States seems more divided on the issue of immigration than ever before. Join us for food as we have a discussion about the root causes of migration and the current state of affairs regarding immigration. During this panel/discussion, our guest speakers will explore immigration through the lens of law and grassroots community organizing. Why are we seeing influxes of women and children seeking to cross the southern border into the US? What US policies have contributed to forced migration? How will the current Presidential election play a role in the future of immigration? What are we doing at a national and local level to address these issues? These are all questions that we will explore. Furthermore, we will be recruiting student volunteers who are interested in joining our letter writing campaign to advocate for current bills pending in the Massachusetts State House.
Website: nlg.busl@gmail.com

18) A Closer Look: IP & Entrepreneurship Clinic
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When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Redstone 204
What: Intersted in a clinic? Not sure if it's for you? Come and find out with E&F and Business Law Society's combined event! Learn more about the opportunities at the IP & Entrepreneurship Clinic. On Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 12:30pm - 1:15pm. Fellow students Nate Gray and Kelvin Chan will discuss their experience working with startups at MIT.
Contact: weshowe@bu.edu

19) Defending the "Dead" Constitution: The Life and Legacy of Justice Scalia
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When: Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 103
What: Come out for a riveting discussion in memory of one of this nations greatest legal minds of the last century, Justice Antonin Scalia. Profs. Lawson, Wexler, and Rossman will be sharing experiences with Justice Scalia, who he was as a person, as well as discussing the immense impact he has had on the jurisprudence of a number of areas of the law including constitutional interpretation, administrative law, and criminal procedure. We look forward to seeing you there!
Contact: rmckenna19@gmail.com

20) WLA Board Election Info Session
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When: Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: RM 204
What: Are you thinking you might want to run for a position for WLA? Not sure what each position might entail? Come hear about WLA's board positions, the election process, and ask your questions in an informal drop-in session. Feel free to bring your lunch and your questions!
Website: https://buwla.wordpress.com/
Contact: buslwla@gmail.com

21) RBFL Symposium: Dodd-Frank, the Volcker Rule, and the Future of Banking in America
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When: Friday, February 26, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Room 103
What: Please join the Review of Banking and Financial Law at this year's academic symposium on the Dodd-Frank Act. Four panels of experts will discuss the Volcker Rule, Section 23A, unique challenges for community banks, and the issue of systemic risk. Participants will examine how Dodd-Frank has affected the banking industry and how professionals are dealing with some of the most pressing challenges presented by Dodd-Frank today. All including faculty, students, and the general public are welcome to attend. Please register at this link: http://www.bu.edu/law/news-events/conferences-lectures/ For more information on the event please see: http://www.bu.edu/rbfl/
Website: http://www.bu.edu/rbfl/
Contact: lawevent@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