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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of March 21, 2016

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of March 21, 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 T's Pub!
  2. New Group Approval Policy Notice and Comment Period
  3. Bar Review at The Avenue!
  4. Admitted Students Day!
  5. Survey: What role does technology play in your life?
  6. PIP Pre Auction Barbri Tuition Cap Vouchers!
  7. Legacy Series-The Right to Protest
  8. BU Law 5K - Register NOW!
  9. HLA Elections -- submit statements of interest by March 16!
  10. Mark your Calendar - Beer and Wine Social with Ron Wheeler, Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries Director
  11. Jewish Law Students Association E-Board Elections
  12. 25th Annual PIP Auction Gala
  13. Proctors Needed!
  14. Survey: What role does technology play in your life?
  15. Enhancing Inclusion at Boston University School of Law
  16. When God Isn’t Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide by Jay Wexler, Professor of Law
  17. The Honorable Paul J. Liacos Lecture: Was Justice Scalia Right about the Slippery Slope to “the End of All Morals Legislation”? After Same-Sex Marriage, Is Polygamy Next?
  18. Wearing Two Hats: Maternity and Paternity Leave in the Workplace
  19. APALSA E-Board Elections
  20. Intersection Between Law and Business: A Conversation with Matthew Lynch
  21. IPLS Elections
  22. WLA and E&F Present: Women in Finance
  23. Earth to BU: Renewable Energy Law & Policy in the Climate Change Era
  24. Academic Advising for 1L's
  25. Education Law Association E-Board Elections

Student Government Association

1) Bar Review at T's Pub!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, March 24, 2016, 9:00 PM to Friday, March 25, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: T's Pub; 973 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
What: Whether you won at the PIP Auction or not, everyone is a winner at bar review! Come to T's Pub after the PIP Auction to continue the good time. T's Pub is a short walk from campus and is guaranteed to be fun!
Website: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ts-pub-boston-2
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

2) New Group Approval Policy Notice and Comment Period
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Monday, March 28, 2016, 1:00 PM to Thursday, March 31, 2016, 1:00 AM
Where: SGA Policy
What: BU Law is home to some of the most driven people on campus. In the law school alone, there are over 30 registered student groups. Every semester, SGA receives requests for additional student groups. Boston University has a new group approval pathway that caters to undergraduate groups but does not tailor well for the law school's unique needs. As such, SGA has undertook a policy initiative in which it has created an entirely new approval pathway. SGA hopes to implement this new group approval process by fall semester next year. SGA is commencing a notice and comment period on this new policy and wants your feedback on the policy. The notice and comment period will be open until April 7 and the comments will be discussed at the April CAC meeting that day. You can access the new group approval process below. However, you must sign in with your BU email address to comment.
Website: https://docs.google.com/a/bu.edu/document/d/1qC8VpScFuJRzPDxp9bY2BmrEMwuxBIQPBaMxoIm8Gkg/edit?usp=sharing
Contact: oaniff@bu.edu

3) Bar Review at The Avenue!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, March 31, 2016, 9:00 PM to Friday, April 01, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: The Avenue;1249 Commonwealth Avenue Allston, MA 02134
What: Take a break from studying (or keep procrastinating) and come out to this week's bar review at The Avenue. A fun little gem in Allston with a wide selection of beers and $2 burgers after ten, what can beat that! See everyone this Thursday at The Avenue!
Website: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-avenue-allston
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

4) Admitted Students Day!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: Friday, April 01, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: BU Cafe
What: The second Admitted Student's Day will be this Friday, April 1, 2016. Please be aware that the cafe and commons area will be reserved for this event from 11:00am to 2:00pm and will be unavailable for seating. Thank you in advance!
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

This Week

5) Survey: What role does technology play in your life?
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When: From Monday, March 21, 2016, 9:00 AM to Monday, April 04, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: BU School of Law
What: Please consider completing a survey for Phil Berenz in Law IT in support of a conference presentation he will give later next month. His research seeks to compare current students with faculty and staff to see if trends exist that may suggest connections between student behavior now and workplace behavior later. The survey is anonymous and participation is voluntary. To show appreciation, survey participants will have a chance to win one of four prizes: a 1-year subscription to Netflix (one winner) or $25 gift card of your choice from Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, or other stores to be determined later (three winners). For more information about the survey, please go to www.bu.edu/tech/ithcresearch. The survey url is located below is the website section. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Phil Berenz via email or stop by the IT office in Room 504
Website: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dbsdc9BbVz8Od3D
Contact: pberenz@bu.edu

6) PIP Pre Auction Barbri Tuition Cap Vouchers!
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When: From Monday, March 21, 2016, 10:00 AM to Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 8:00 PM
Where: Global
What: To help get ready for the auction PIP is auctioning off one Barbri tuition cap voucher per day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. To bid register on biding for good (https://www.biddingforgood.com/PIPGala25). Select the voucher for that day and place your bid. Bidding opens at 10 am and closes at 8 pm each night. Stop by the PIP table near the cafe if you need technical assistance. Monday's voucher: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/item.action?id=257709457 Tuesday's voucher: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/item.action?id=257714671 Wednesday's voucher: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/item.action?id=257714875 Happy bidding and see you at the Auction!
Website: https://www.biddingforgood.com/PIPGala25
Contact: buslpip@gmail.com

7) Legacy Series-The Right to Protest
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When: Monday, March 21, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: 410
What: Thousands of people are consistently taking to the streets to participate in direct action on various issues. Join Student Affairs and the BU-NLG to discuss the right to protest and what it means to exercise that right as a law student and attorney. Guest speaker Oren Nimni will lead the discussion. Oren Nimni is a criminal defense and employment attorney in Boston. He is chair of The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) of the National Lawyers' Guild (NLG) and serves on the steering committee for Law for Black Lives. He works with a number of movements and community organizations in Boston and has defended activists from arrests stemming from their political activities.
Contact: blhernan@bu.edu

8) BU Law 5K - Register NOW!
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When: From Monday, March 21, 2016, 5:00 PM to Monday, March 28, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: Eventbrite!
What: Annual BU LAW 5K Ambulance Chase Race Sunday, April 10 at 10:00 am • $12 for each member of a BU Law team (3-5 members, top 3 times count); • $15 for each BU Law individual; and • $20 for alums, family and friends. Includes: race number, free raffle entry, and an official race t-shirt Register @ link below Space is limited; register by Monday March 21 to guarantee your t-shirt size! Brought to you by Student Affairs, SGA and PIP.
Website: bulaw5k2016.eventbrite.com
Contact: jcollin3@bu.edu

9) HLA Elections -- submit statements of interest by March 16!
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When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Room 203
What: HLA Elections will be held Tuesday, March 22nd from 4:30-5:30pm (Room 203) with snacks! If you are interested in running for one of the six HLA board positions, please send a short statement about yourself and your interest to buslhealthlaw@gmail.com by Wednesday, March 16th. The statement should explain how you would enhance the HLA board and community. E-board members should be: highly accountable, team players, highly organized, able to coordinate multiple tasks among different people, professional and project-oriented. Statements should indicate how you would demonstrate these qualities and apply them to developing HLA programs for next year that enhance the HLA community. The statements will be printed for people to review during elections. For information about each position or if you have questions on the responsibilities of each position, contact buslhealthlaw@gmail.com or Yelena@bu.edu.
Contact: buslhealthlaw@gmail.com

10) Mark your Calendar - Beer and Wine Social with Ron Wheeler, Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries Director
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When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Garo Lounge, Mezzanine Level of Library
What: Meet Ron Wheeler, Director of Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries Join Law Library Director Ron Wheeler in the Garo Lounge on the Mezzanine Level of the Library on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Learn about the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries and all the ways Ron plans on bringing the law library into the 21st century! Beer, wine and light snacks will be provided. Check out Ron's profile on BU today! Law Students, Staff and Faculty are all welcome to join. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Katie Whewell at katiew11@bu.edu
Website: http://www.bu.edu/today/2016/ronald-wheeler-law-library/
Contact: katiew11@bu.edu

11) Jewish Law Students Association E-Board Elections
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When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: RM 418
What: Please join us for JLSA's Elections for next year's E-board. The positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Please consider running! If you are interested in running, please email ilanaa@bu.edu by Friday, March 18, 2016 with your name and a brief statement about why you are interested in the specific position you are running for. If you have any questions about any of the positions, please email ilanaa@bu.edu.
Contact: bostonjlsa@gmail.com

12) 25th Annual PIP Auction Gala
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When: Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Metcalf Grand Ballroom
What: Come celebrate and support PIP's 25th Annual Auction Gala on March 24th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Metcalf Grand Ballroom in the George Sherman Student Union! Enjoy an OPEN BAR, hors d'oeuvres, and the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of incredible items including vacation packages, gift certificates to local restaurants around Boston, fitness packages, and much more! Proceeds from the Auction Gala will go towards funding summer grants for BU law students pursuing public interest work. Tickets to the Auction Gala can be purchased now at www.biddingforgood.com/pipgala25 (click on the 'order tickets' button on the right hand side of the page!) We look forward to seeing you there!
Website: www.biddingforgood.com/pipgala25
Contact: buslpip@gmail.com

Next Week

13) Proctors Needed!
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When: From Monday, March 28, 2016, 10:00 AM to Friday, April 08, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: Boston University
What: JD Students needed to proctor Banking Law exams on April 22, 25, 27and 29, May 2, 4 and 6. Most exams are from 2-6 pm. The exam on Friday, May 6 is from 9:30 – 1:30. Pay is $11.50 per hour. Please contact the Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law at banklaw@bu.edu or stop by our office in room 1005.
Contact: banklaw@bu.edu

14) Survey: What role does technology play in your life?
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When: From Monday, March 28, 2016, 10:00 AM to Friday, April 01, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: BU School of Law
What: Please consider completing a survey for Phil Berenz in Law IT in support of a conference presentation he will give later next month. His research seeks to compare current students with faculty and staff to see if trends exist that may suggest connections between student behavior now and workplace behavior later. The survey is anonymous and participation is voluntary. To show appreciation, survey participants will have a chance to win one of four prizes: a 1-year subscription to Netflix (one winner) or $25 gift card of your choice from Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, or other stores to be determined later (three winners). For more information about the survey, please go to www.bu.edu/tech/ithcresearch. The survey url is located below is the website section. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Phil Berenz via email or stop by the IT office in Room 504.
Website: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dbsdc9BbVz8Od3D
Contact: pberenz@bu.edu

15) Enhancing Inclusion at Boston University School of Law
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When: From Monday, March 28, 2016, 10:00 AM to Friday, April 08, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: BU School of Law
What: BU Law is in the process of determining what actions the school should take to ensure we are properly promoting diversity AND inclusion in this space. In order to make student voices heard, I created a survey for affinity students and allies at BU Law to suggest polices and programs you want enacted at BU Law to further these goals.
Website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6G56W79
Contact: jgomez0528@gmail.com

16) When God Isn’t Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide by Jay Wexler, Professor of Law
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When: Monday, March 28, 2016 from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Barristers Hall
What: In this lively, round-the-world trip, law professor and humorist Jay Wexler explores the intersection of religion and the environment. Whether it’s Hindus in Mumbai carrying twenty-five-foot plaster idols of Ganesh into the sea, or Taoists in Hong Kong creating poisonous fumes by burning bushels of “ghost money,” or American Palm Sunday celebrants contributing to the deforestation of Central American palm forests, religious practices can sometimes cause significant damage to the environment. In When God Isn’t Green (Beacon Press, 2016), BU Law professor Jay Wexler travels the globe—from Alaska to India, from Singapore to Mexico and beyond—to investigate instances where religious practice and environmentalism collide in order to understand the complexity of these problems and learn how society can best address them. Whether he’s feasting on whale blubber above the Arctic Circle, bumping along in the back of a battered jeep through a Guatemalan jungle, or learning how to pluck a dead bald eagle at the National Eagle Repository, Wexler never fails to entertain as he tries to answer the question “Can religious practice and environmental protection coexist?” To celebrate the publication of this lively and informative book, we have invited three distinguished scholars to comment on it. Professor Wexler will respond. JayWexler60 Untitled Welcome: Dean Maureen O’Rourke, BU School of Law Moderator: James Fleming, Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and The Honorable Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law, BU School of Law Commentators: Paul Horwitz, Gordon Rosen Professor of Law, University of Alabama School of Law (visiting at Harvard Law School) John Nagle, John N. Matthews Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School Sarah Schindler, Professor of Law & Glassman Faculty Research Scholar, University of Maine School of Law Response: Jay Wexler, BU School of Law Copies of the book will be available for purchase and Professor Wexler will be signing them! All – including not only professors, law students, graduate students, and undergraduates, but also alumni and the general public – are welcome to attend the symposium. If you have academic questions about the program, please contact Professor James Fleming, jfleming@bu.edu.
Website: http://goo.gl/forms/XJK7XRqnKN
Contact: lawevent@bu.edu

17) The Honorable Paul J. Liacos Lecture: Was Justice Scalia Right about the Slippery Slope to “the End of All Morals Legislation”? After Same-Sex Marriage, Is Polygamy Next?
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When: Monday, March 28, 2016 from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Barristers Hall
What: Coffee and Cookie reception to follow. James E. Fleming, associate dean for intellectual life and professor of law, was named to the Honorable Paul J. Liacos chaired professorship, in recognition of distinguished contributions to legal scholarship and to Boston University School of Law. Established to honor a distinguished former faculty member, acclaimed jurist, and Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, the professorship acknowledges Fleming’s scholarly achievements in the fields of constitutional theory and jurisprudence. A noted scholar of constitutional law and legal and political philosophy, Fleming has authored or co-authored five books, most recently, Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution: For Moral Readings and Against Originalisms, published by Oxford University Press in August. He also co-authored (with BU Law Professor Linda C. McClain) Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues (Harvard University Press, 2013). In his new book, Fleming puts forth a sustained critique of all forms of originalism—“whether old or new, concrete or abstract, living or dead.” Instead, he defends what constitutional theorist Ronald Dworkin called a “moral reading” of the United States Constitution, or a “philosophic approach” to constitutional interpretation: conceptions of the Constitution as embodying abstract moral and political principles—not codifying concrete historical rules or practices. It is the subject of this year’s BU Law Constitution Day program, to be held on September 24. Fleming is incoming President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, and will begin his three-year term in January 2016. At the School of Law, he frequently organizes conferences and symposia on constitutional law, and serves as faculty advisor to the Boston University Law Review.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/law/news-events/conferences-lectures/#Liacos
Contact: lawevent@bu.edu

18) Wearing Two Hats: Maternity and Paternity Leave in the Workplace
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When: Monday, March 28, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: The Women's Law Association and the Employment and Labor Law Student Association are co-sponsoring an event on Monday, March 28th to discuss parental leave in the workplace. The event is a panel discussion on the legal requirements of employers in granting parental leave as well as the current state of the law in this area. The discussion will also include personal experiences of the panelists and consider the impact of having children on the careers of attorneys. Panelists include Sarah Green, Associate at Littler Mendelson, Al Gordon, Partner at Pyle Rome and Pamela Hill, Former Deputy Regional Counsel at the EPA. Come join us for an interactive discussion on this very important topic. Lunch will be served!
Contact: bulawellsa@gmail.com

19) APALSA E-Board Elections
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When: Monday, March 28, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: APALSA E-board (2016-2017) elections. Come and vote! Lunch will be provided. You may nominate yourself on the day of for any of the positions. Also, you may nominate yourself for any other position in the end you do not get elected for the initial position you ran for. VP of Professional Development (VP in charge of Meet The Firms) is still vacant.
Contact: iskim88@bu.edu

20) Intersection Between Law and Business: A Conversation with Matthew Lynch
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When: Monday, March 28, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Come join the BU School of Law Real Estate Association's discussion with Matthew Lynch! Matthew Lynch (BU Law '84) currently serves as Managing Director and Head of Global Real Estate at UBS. Pizza, salad, and snacks will be provided.
Contact: msl7@bu.edu

21) IPLS Elections
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When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: Come join the Intellectual Property Law Society to elect our new e-board! If you are interested in IP and have attended at least one IPLS event you are eligible to run and vote for positions. Additionally, we will have delicious "alternative" ice cream! Running for an e-board position is a great way to get involved and plan interesting and exciting IP-related events at BU. Positions include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Student Liaison, and Alumni Liaison. You can run for as many positions as you would like and get a chance to share a short statement about why you would be a good fit for a position. If you cannot attend the elections meeting but would like to run for a position, please email buiplaw@gmail.com with the position(s) you are interested in and 1 paragraph explaining why you are running/why you are qualified for the position(s).
Contact: buiplaw@gmail.com

22) WLA and E&F Present: Women in Finance
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When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: A panel featuring alumnae working in the financial sector will discuss their careers and what it is like working in the male dominated fields of finance and law. Panelists include: Sida Star Liu – Experienced Associate on Global Structuring, Alternative Investment Team at PricewaterhouseCoopers; Barbara Keefe, Managing Director & Regulatory Counsel at State Street; and Maggie Weir – Vice President, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Cambridge Savings Bank. There will be a Q&A portion followed by an opportunity for networking with the panelists. Light refreshments will be served.
Contact: buslwla@gmail.com

23) Earth to BU: Renewable Energy Law & Policy in the Climate Change Era
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When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: Please join EELS for our second annual Climate Change Conference, "Earth to BU: Renewable Energy Law & Policy in the Climate Change Era." Secretary Matthew Beaton from the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs will be speaking about renewable energy policy in Massachusetts, followed by a panel of attorneys and experts from IP law, international policy, land use law, and environmental law. BU Law professor and practicing attorney Kenneth Reich will be moderating the panel, and there will be an opportunity for networking during the last half-hour of the event. Food will be provided! Please RSVP at the link below or to cvokes@bu.edu. We hope to see you there!
Website: https://docs.google.com/a/bu.edu/forms/d/1LiKZMHQCKRXiotm_62HEWs1Nupn1lIKw39qyLcQW9iM/viewform?c=0&w=1
Contact: cvokes@bu.edu

24) Academic Advising for 1L's
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When: Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: LAW 102
What: In April the Course Selection Guide will be released and you will have over 200 law course options to choose from -- and that's not counting the hundreds of other courses you can take in the other BU graduate programs. How will you choose? Prof. Volk and Dean Muir will outline keys areas of consideration for you as you begin your process; outline timelines for registration; and then ask several 2L and 3L panelists to discuss their course selection process. This session will give students an outline of resources to help setting personal priorities so that each person can get the most possible from their BU Law experience.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/law/current-students/jd-student-resources/academic-advising/
Contact: gmmuir@bu.edu

25) Education Law Association E-Board Elections
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When: Friday, April 01, 2016 from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Where: Room 203
What: Education Law Association's E-Board Elections will take place on Friday, April 1 (11:45-12:15), Room 203. All ELA members are eligible to vote. See you there!
Contact: busela@gmail.com

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