MME - Archives - February 22, 2016

Monday Morning E-mail

Week of February 22, 2016

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of February 22, 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. SGA Suggestion Box
  2. SGA Movie Night!
  3. Bar Review at The Pour House!
  4. Bar Review at Hong Kong!
  5. The Constitutional Authority of Lower Courts to Defy Supreme Court Precedent presented by The Federalist Society
  6. Critical Conversations: REMIX- Intro to American Sign Language
  7. Immigration Reform through the Lens of Law and Community Organizing
  8. A Closer Look: IP & Entrepreneurship Clinic
  9. Defending the "Dead" Constitution: The Life and Legacy of Justice Scalia
  10. WLA Board Election Info Session
  11. RBFL Symposium: Dodd-Frank, the Volcker Rule, and the Future of Banking in America
  12. Student Advisor Applications now available!
  13. “The story behind Volkswagen’s global emissions scandal” (The Shapiro Lecture with Drew Kodjak)
  14. An Idea Whose Time Has Come: School Choice For Everyone
  15. Black History Soiree
  16. Summer Interview Programs Student Panel with IPLS
  17. BLSA E-Board Elections
  18. Business Law Society Annual Transactional Conference
  19. OutLaw & Employment Law Society Panel on LGBTQ Employment Discrimination
  20. Critical Conversations: The Muslim Experience—Beyond the Media

Student Government Association

1) 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

2) 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

3) 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

4) Bar Review at Hong Kong!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, March 03, 2016, 10:00 PM to Friday, March 04, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: Hong Kong; 65 Catham St., Boston, MA 02109
What: What better way to start Spring Break 2016 than at Hong Kong with a big ole Scorpion Bowl!! If Karaoke isn't quite your thing, that's okay, we'll see you dancing on the second floor! Spend a night celebrating the beginning of spring with everyone before you start your staycation or vacation. See everyone Thursday night!
Website: http://www.hongkongboston.com/about.html
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

This Week

5) 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

6) 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

7) 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

8) 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

9) 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

10) 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

11) 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

Next Week

12) Student Advisor Applications now available!
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When: From Monday, February 29, 2016, 8:00 AM to Friday, March 18, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: Questions? Suite 503
What: Apply NOW to be a First Year Student Advisor! Deadline is Friday, March 18 at 5pm. First year Student Advisor – Click below for the Application The student advisors are assigned to incoming 1Ls and offer advice on a variety of academic and social aspects of life at BU Law. Advisors' responsibilities include: Meeting their advisees during the first week or two of classes and arranging to socialize with their advisees soon after classes begin Keeping in continual contact with their advisees through email and personal contacts Attending an advisor training program and lunch in September Helping advisees with issues such as class preparation advice; study tips; advice on exams; outlining; upperclass course selection; and personal issues that may arise and for which advisees may need guidance. What if I’m a Welcomer for Be Yourself and/or 1L Orientation? If you have already applied to be a Welcomer, you may serve as a Welcomer AND a First year Advisor. Welcomers’ primary duties are during Orientation, and Student Advisors work with 1Ls during the school year. If you have any questions, please let me know!
Website: http://goo.gl/forms/uQLPP6tay3
Contact: jcollin3@bu.edu

13) “The story behind Volkswagen’s global emissions scandal” (The Shapiro Lecture with Drew Kodjak)
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When: Monday, February 29, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Barristers Hall
What: “The story behind Volkswagen’s global emissions scandal” On September 18th of last year, the US Department of Justice brought a notice of violation against Volkswagen - then the world’s largest car maker - for deliberately installing software on diesel Jettas and Passats sold in the United States designed to evade legal emissions standards. The following week, Volkswagen’s CEO announced that this software was present not only on the half a million U.S. vehicles, but 11 million vehicles worldwide. Penalties under the Clean Air Act could amount to billions of dollars, and VW’s stock price has fallen sharply. Many countries around the world are now investigating whether VW is also cheating on their emissions standards, including Germany, France, UK, Korea, India, and China. At the root of this global scandal was a ground-breaking vehicle testing program by a non-profit organization called the International Council on Clean Transportation, or ICCT. The ICCT’s executive director is Drew Kodjak, a graduate of Boston University Law School.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/law/news-events/conferences-lectures/#Kodjak
Contact: lawevent@Bu.edu

14) An Idea Whose Time Has Come: School Choice For Everyone
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When: Monday, February 29, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Redstone Room 102
What: The Federalist Society and the Education Law Association (ELA) are happy to announce that we have been able to reschedule this event, previously scheduled on January 25! Learn about choice and competition in education reform. Get FREE LUNCH. Come join us for "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: School Choice for Everyone," an event to participate in National School Choice Week 2016, a non-partisan K-12 education reform movement. Our speaker will be the one and only Clark Neily from the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm that litigates issues regarding school choice, economic liberty, private property, and First Amendment concerns. See the website below to learn more about the School Choice movement. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Website: www.schoolchoiceweek.com
Contact: jreinha3@bu.edu

15) Black History Soiree
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When: Monday, February 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Barristers Hall
What: Please join BU BLSA as we celebrate the culmination of Black History month. Music and Jamaican fare will be provided.
Contact: bmeddy@bu.edu

16) Summer Interview Programs Student Panel with IPLS
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When: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: Considering a firm job your 2L summer? Wondering how that whole OCI process works? Craving some pizza? Come join the intellectual property law society for our annual Summer Interview Programs Student Panel. Current 2Ls will be answering a variety of questions about the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, off-campus interview programs, and the on-campus interview program. So come out, grab some pizza, and get answers to all those questions you have been wondering about!
Website: buiplaw@gmail.com

17) BLSA E-Board Elections
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When: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 from 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Room 420
What: Please join us for BU BLSA Elections for next year's E-board. Please consider running for an e-board position for the 2016-2017 school year. The positions are (Co)President, (Co)Vice President, Treasurer, Regional Representative, Secretary, Historian. If you want to know more about any of these positions, please reach out to anyone on the current E-board for information.
Contact: blsaatbu@gmail.com

18) Business Law Society Annual Transactional Conference
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When: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: The Annual Transactional Law Conference brings together diverse business law practitioners in order to introduce students to emerging issues and career opportunities within this field. The event will feature two panels of practicing attorneys followed by a networking session with attorneys from many local firms. The two featured panels are on Corporate Law (including M&A, Antitrust, Trade, Insurance, IP, Joint Ventures, Private Equity formation related work) and Banking & Finance Law (including Capital Markets, Securities, Fund Formation, Debt/high yield/distressed Asset Investing, Securitization/Structured finance, Derivatives/OTC, Project Finance, and Leveraged Finance related work). Law firms in attendance will include: Ropes & Gray K&L Gates Wilmerhale Cooley Dechert Jones Day Choate Hall Latham Watkins And many more! Check out our Facebook event for any updates!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1275693499114585/
Contact: buslaw@bu.edu

19) OutLaw & Employment Law Society Panel on LGBTQ Employment Discrimination
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When: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: The Employment and Labor Society (ELS) and Outlaw will hold a panel addressing issues related to LGBTQ employment discrimination. Panelists Professor Harper and Bennett Klein of GLAD will discuss extant non-discrimination law and how it affects individuals who identify as LGBTQ at the federal and state levels, the process of putting together a discrimination case, and offer their predictions of ways in which the law is likely to change in the coming years particularly in light of the Obergefell decision and the recent MA Superior Court decision in Barrett v. Fontbonne Academy. The panel will be held in Room 410 on March 2nd, 2016 from 1 - 2 pm.
Contact: gandriul@bu.edu

20) Critical Conversations: The Muslim Experience—Beyond the Media
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When: Thursday, March 03, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: 204
What: Bring your lunch and join members of the BU Law community for a roundtable discussion on the negative media portrayals of Muslims in the United States, how these images impact all of us, and how the legal system plays a role. Sponsored by the Student Affairs Office Dessert will be provided
Contact: blhernan@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