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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of March 28, 2016

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of March 28, 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. New Group Approval Policy Notice and Comment Period
  2. Bar Review at The Avenue!
  3. Admitted Students Day!
  4. Inter-Law School Mixer on Wednesday!
  5. Last CAC Meeting of the Year!
  6. Proctors Needed!
  7. Survey: What role does technology play in your life?
  8. Enhancing Inclusion at Boston University School of Law
  9. When God Isn’t Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide by Jay Wexler, Professor of Law
  10. 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?
  11. Wearing Two Hats: Maternity and Paternity Leave in the Workplace
  12. APALSA E-Board Elections
  13. Intersection Between Law and Business: A Conversation with Matthew Lynch
  14. IPLS Elections
  15. WLA and E&F Present: Women in Finance
  16. Earth to BU: Renewable Energy Law & Policy in the Climate Change Era
  17. Academic Advising for 1L's
  18. Education Law Association E-Board Elections
  19. A message from the Registrar:
  20. Proctors Needed!
  21. Lawyers Have Heart 5K
  22. NALSA Elections
  23. NLG- Leadership Council Organizational Meeting
  24. Community Justice Activism Event
  25. 2016 BU Law 5k Ambulance Chase Race!

Student Government Association

1) 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

2) 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

3) 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

4) Inter-Law School Mixer on Wednesday!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Back Bay Social Club; 867 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02199
What: Come out to this week's "Bar Review" on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 (NOT Thursday!). This week BU School of Law will be co-hosting, along with several other law schools in the Boston area (including BC, Suffolk, Harvard), our second annual inter-law school mixer! Come out and meet some new people and hang out with old! Appetizers will be provided. See everyone there!
Website: http://www.backbaysocialclub.com/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

5) Last CAC Meeting of the Year!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: Thursday, April 07, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: BUSL; RM 410
What: This will be the last CAC Meeting of the year! At this meeting we will be going over the New Student Group policy and will be eager to hear any comments or concerns on this new policy that will be rolling out in the Fall. Also, this meeting we will be introducing the new SGA board, so come say hi to the new members of SGA for next year! Food will be provided.
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

This Week

6) 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

7) 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

8) 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

9) 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

10) 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

11) 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

12) 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

13) 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

14) 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

15) 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

16) 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

17) 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

18) 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

Next Week

19) A message from the Registrar:
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When: From Monday, April 04, 2016, 11:00 AM to Friday, April 15, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: BU School of Law
What: Spring 2016 exam times have been posted on the BU Law website (http://www.bu.edu/law/current-students/exam-information/schedules/). Please check your exam schedule and stop by the Registrar’s Office if you are eligible for exam relief.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/law/current-students/exam-information/schedules/

20) Proctors Needed!
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When: From Monday, April 04, 2016, 11:00 AM to Friday, April 15, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: BUSL; RM 1005
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

21) Lawyers Have Heart 5K
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When: From Tuesday, April 05, 2016, 9:00 AM to Friday, April 22, 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (start & finish area)
What: Join the Boston University School of Law team at the Lawyers Have Heart 5K. The team is open to all alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of BU Law. You can run or walk the 5K or choose to attend only the summer celebration. Proceeds from the race benefit the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. $65 registration fee includes race entry with finisher medal & post race summer celebration with a barbecue, 2 beer tickets, and live music (participants who fundraise $100 in addition to their entry fee will receive a race t-shirt) $40 admission tickets for the summer celebration only are also available. Event Schedule: 6:00 - 7:00pm - Registration 7:00 - 8:00pm - 5K Road Race 7:30 - 9:30pm - Post-Race Summer Celebration For more information, registration, and donations, go to http://lhh2016.kintera.org/ Click "Register Here" then "Join a Team" and search for the "Boston University School of Law" team. The race has filled to capacity in recent years so sign up early. The 5K itself is on June 8, 2016.
Website: http://lhh2016.kintera.org/
Contact: stephanie.cipolla@gmail.com

22) NALSA Elections
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When: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: BUSL; RM 203
What: The Native American Law Students Association will be holding elections for the 2016-17 academic year on Tuesday April 5 at noon in room 203. NALSA plans the annual Thanksgiving meal at the law school, in addition to providing speakers on Native American law topics. We welcome and and all students, who wish to participate. Hope to see you there!
Contact: goberg@bu.edu

23) NLG- Leadership Council Organizational Meeting
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When: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: The new BU Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will be holding a meeting for all people interested in being on the leadership council for next year. Everyone who is interested should attend this organizational meeting. If you cannot make it, please email us! About the NLG: The NLG is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression. To meet these goals, we will host street law clinic trainings and help with clinics in Boston, attend RebLaw, and organize various activities to engage the BU community.
Contact: nlg.busl@gmail.com

24) Community Justice Activism Event
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When: Saturday, April 09, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Howard Thurman Center in the George Sherman Union (Basement Floor), 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
What: Help empower, support, and connect with underrepresented people in the Boston community! The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice is hosting an event where trios with an activist, student and resident work together to identify issues experienced by communities of color in Boston. After engaging in a listening session with the residents to learn about the injustices they face in their community, the three of you will work together to research programs/policies/organizations working to mitigate these issues. A write-up your trio creates will provide information that will be featured on our upcoming website, which will help connect activists around the world! We will end the event with free, local food, a debriefing, and an open mic. Anyone who wants to perform that day CAN and is ENCOURAGED - singing, dancing, spoken word, show-casing art, whatever! Contact me with any questions and please invite people you think would be interested!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/511679299002868/
Contact: jgomez0528@gmail.com

25) 2016 BU Law 5k Ambulance Chase Race!
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When: Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Boston University School of Law
What: Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 6! $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* *first 100 people to register are guaranteed a t-shirt. Register @ link below https://bulaw5k2016.eventbrite.com Come spend your Sunday morning with friends and classmates! Running is NOT required, it is absolutely okay to walk. Not only is it a good way to jump start your Sunday, but it is also a nice break from the routine while enjoying the company of your friends and classmates!
Website: https://bulaw5k2016.eventbrite.com
Contact: jcollin3@bu.edu

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Thanks and have a great week!

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