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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of September 26, 2016

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of September 26, 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/LALSA Bar Review @ Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar!
  2. Annual BU Law Apple Picking Extravaganza!
  3. Bar Review at Brahmin's!
  4. Energy and Environmental Law Society First General Meeting
  5. American Constitution Society First General Meeting
  6. Immigration Law and Policy Society First General Meeting & 1L Elections
  7. Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) First General Meeting
  8. Student Advisor Training
  9. Brown Bag Discussion and Individual Advising with BU Alum Franco Torres on Careers in Immigration Law
  10. Business Law Society - First General Meeting
  11. LALSA's Transactional v. Litigation Panel
  12. Public Interest Pre-Game with PIP
  13. World Honor for Distinguished General Counsel: Cornelis “Kees” van Ophem, General Counsel of Fresenius Medical Care
  14. Miranda v Arizona
  15. Academic Success Workshop
  16. MIRA Citizenship Clinic
  17. APALSA: Studying Success Program
  18. Rosh Hashanah Sweet New Year With JLSA
  19. Beantown Shootout tryouts!
  20. Uncommon Counsel
  21. PIP Grant Application Meeting
  22. Critical Conversations Facilitator Info Session

Student Government Association

1) SGA/LALSA Bar Review @ Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, September 29, 2016, 9:00 PM to Friday, September 30, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, 271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
What: SGA is proud to support LALSA in it's efforts to honor Hispanic Heritage Month at Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar this Thursday! Come celebrate with friends and enjoy the chic atmosphere of this beloved Back Bay hangout! The bar fills up quickly on Thursdays, so feel free to get there earlier for dinner or apps to ensure that you don't have to wait in line!
Website: lolitatequilabars.com
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

2) Annual BU Law Apple Picking Extravaganza!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: Friday, September 30, 2016 from 1:15 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Honey Pot Hill Orchards
What: Our annual apple picking event is here! This year, we've collaborated with Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow, Massachusetts and are beyond excited to offer you the Orchard's "Farm Fun Pack" for the first time in BU Law history! This trip is a perfect way to spend an afternoon outside with your friends enjoying New England's beautiful fall weather. Tickets are $12 per student and include: the bus ride to and from Honey Pot Hill Orchards, a 1/2 peck picking bag for you to fill while you pick (one bag holds approx. 10-12 apples), entrance to the Orchard's Mini-Green Monster Hedge Maze, a hayride, a plain caramel apple, a cider donut AND a 16 oz. Apple Cider Guzzler! Buses will board at 1:15 PM outside the law school and will leave promptly at 1:30 PM for Honey Pot Hill Orchards. We will depart from Honey Pot Hill Orchards at 4:30 PM and will arrive back at the law school at approximately 5:30 PM. This event is officially SOLD OUT!
Website: honeypothill.com
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

3) Bar Review at Brahmin's!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, October 06, 2016, 9:00 PM to Friday, October 07, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: The Brahmin American Cuisine & Cocktails, 33 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116
What: Come celebrate the end of another week with friends at this elegant spot in Back Bay! Inspired by the idyllic style of early twentieth century New England, Brahmin offers traditional cocktails with a modern twist in a classy and picturesque environment. With a full wrap-around copper bar, illuminated chandeliers and a sophisticated menu, the Brahmin American Cuisine & Cocktails is sure to become one of your favorite destinations in Boston!
Website: thebrahmin.com
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

This Week

4) Energy and Environmental Law Society First General Meeting
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When: Monday, September 26, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: Please join the Energy and Environmental Law Society for its first general meeting of the year! We will be sharing space with NALSA. We will be discussing planned events for this year, introducing this year's e-board members, and holding elections for the 1L Section Representatives. If you are interested in running for a 1L position but are unable to attend, please email busl.els@gmail.com or rwatsky@bu.edu with your name and 1L section. And of course, food will be provided!
Contact: busl.els@gmail.com

5) American Constitution Society First General Meeting
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When: Monday, September 26, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: The American Constitution Society will be holding its first meeting of the semester in room 204 at 1pm on Monday, September 26th to discuss organizational overview, plans for this year, and to hold elections for 1L section representatives. Free fried chicken and Texas toast from Raising Cane's will be served in addition to a vegetarian offering. ACS leadership looks forward to meeting all who are interested in learning more about ACS.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/bulawacs/
Contact: acslawbuchapter@gmail.com

6) Immigration Law and Policy Society First General Meeting & 1L Elections
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When: Monday, September 26, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: Please join ILPS for our First General Meeting to find out more about our events, networking opportunities, and internship/job opportunities. We will also hold elections for 1L section representatives. If you are interested in running for a 1L position but are unable to attend, please email buimmigrationlawpolicysociety@gmail.com with your name, 1L section, introduction, and tell us why you'd like to serve as a section representative. We hope to see you there! Free Food!
Contact: buimmigrationlawpolicysociety@gmail.com

7) Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) First General Meeting
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When: Monday, September 26, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: We are excited to kick-off the year with Native American Student Law Association (NALSA)'s First General Meeting! We will be holding our first meeting alongside the Energy and Environmental Law Society. We will provide an introduction to NALSA, and you will have the opportunity to meet the E-board and learn about our plans for the year. 1L Rep elections will also be held. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at kdepangh@bu.edu. If you want to be a 1L Rep but have a time conflict with the meeting, please send us an email. Food will be provided!
Contact: kdepangh@bu.edu

8) Student Advisor Training
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When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 102
What: At this meeting, incentive plans for the year, advising tips, resources for support, and a calendar of events will be discussed.
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

9) Brown Bag Discussion and Individual Advising with BU Alum Franco Torres on Careers in Immigration Law
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When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: CDO Conference Room, 9th Floor
What: Co-Sponsored by LALSA, ILPS, and BU CDO RSVP and Sign-Up for Individual Advising from 1-3pm under the Events Tab on Symplicity Join BU alum Franco Torres an attorney at Catholic Charities Community Services in New York City for a discussion on careers in immigration law and current issues in immigration law. At Catholic Charities Franco is a supervising attorney for legal fellows and interns. He also oversees a team that provides pro bono legal services to residents of the Lower Hudson Valley. He supervises four attorneys covering four large regions. He is also a supervising attorney at the St. John’s School of Law Immigrant Rights and Refugee Clinic. There he administers the clinic and teaches about immigration law and practice. He also provides direct representation to numerous clients before the Immigration Court and agencies. He is a regular spokesperson for Catholic Charities for the Spanish language media. He has conducted numerous Know Your Rights seminars for a wide range of public interest and community groups throughout New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley. Prior to his work at Catholic Charities, Franco was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work at Americans for Immigrant Justice in Miami, Florida. There he provided Know Your Rights presentations as well as free legal screenings and services to over a thousand men detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at both the Broward Transitional Center and Krome Service Processing Center. He also investigated and advocated for immigration detainees regarding other issues affecting them such as mistreatment or abuse, serious medical problems, staff misconduct, racial profiling, bias and misconduct as well as attorney fraud or ineffective assistance. Franco received his Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law where he graduated with honors in a concentration in Litigation and Dispute Resolution and was the recipient of the Warren S. Gilford Humanity and Law Prize. While at BU Law, Franco represented indigent criminal defendants before the Boston Municipal Court through the criminal clinic. He founded the Immigration Law and Policy Society and was twice President. He served as Vice President of the Latin American Law Students Association and as a class representative for student government. Franco also holds a Master’s degree in Education from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Stanford University. He is a member of the Florida Bar and pending admittance to the New York Bar. He is fluent in Spanish.
Contact: cgoodwin@bu.edu

10) Business Law Society - First General Meeting
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When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: During our first general meeting, we'll talk about what Business Law Society is about and what events we have planned for the year. We'll also be talking about our 1L Mentorship program, as well as what it means to be a 1L Section Rep and how you can apply. Food will be provided.
Website: http://blogs.bu.edu/buslaw/
Contact: buslaw@bu.edu

11) LALSA's Transactional v. Litigation Panel
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When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: BU School of Law, Room 204
What: A panel of attorneys from some of Boston's leading firms will help demystify the words "transactional" and "litigation" to give students a better idea of the different types of attorneys and their respective roles. Students will have the chance to meet attorneys in a smaller setting and ask questions they have accumulated in the first few weeks of school. Please submit any questions you have for attorneys by Tuesday, September 27 to Amanda Mei at bulalsa@gmail.com. Food will be served.
Contact: bulalsa@gmail.com

12) Public Interest Pre-Game with PIP
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When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Back Bay Social Club
What: Come join PIP on Thursday, September 29th for a public interest happy hour! This event is for any one involved in or interested in public interest work. The pre-game/happy hour is at Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston St., Boston, MA. We are planning on meeting there around 7:30/8 to hang out and socialize before the bar review at Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar, 271 Dartmouth St., Boston, MA. The bar review at Lolita is sponsored by LALSA. This will be a great way to meet other public interest minded students! See you all there!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1103550919736310/
Contact: buslpip@gmail.com

13) World Honor for Distinguished General Counsel: Cornelis “Kees” van Ophem, General Counsel of Fresenius Medical Care
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When: Friday, September 30, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Where: Fish & Richardson Conference Center
What: We wish to extend an invitation to your faculty, students, and alumni in the Boston area for a special program on September 30 entitled “World Honor for Distinguished General Counsel: Cornelis “Kees” van Ophem, General Counsel of Fresenius Medical Care” in Boston at the Fish & Richardson Conference Center from 8:30 – 10:45 A.M. There is no fee to attend and continental breakfast will be served. There is no fee to attend this event. The Directors Roundtable invites corporate Directors, C-Suites, General Counsel, and alumni of schools such as Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Yale, and other leading universities to the event. Further information about the Directors Roundtable and our 800 events worldwide over 25 years is at our Website www.directorsroundtable.com.
Website: www.directorsroundtable.com
Contact: karen.f.todd@gmail.com

14) Miranda v Arizona
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When: From Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:00 AM to Saturday, October 01, 2016, 3:00 PM
Where: Room 103
What: Miranda v. Arizona ruled that police must warn someone under arrest of his right to silence and counsel before beginning interrogation. One scholar has described Miranda v. Arizona as the most famous appellate ruling in the world. In 2000, Chief Justice William Rehnquist wrote that the famous warnings that emerged from Miranda have “become part of our national culture.” This conference marks the 50th anniversary of Miranda, bringing to Boston University School of Law the nation’s leading scholars on Miranda and the Fifth Amendment’s Self-Incrimination Clause.
Website: www.bu.edu/law/miranda
Contact: mackelle@bu.edu

15) Academic Success Workshop
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When: Friday, September 30, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: Pepperdine University School of Law Professor Peter Wendel will hold an interactive workshop on how students should approach exam questions, reading and briefing cases for class, and how to construct successful exam answers. All are invited. This event is sponsored by BLSA. Food will be served!
Contact: blsa.at.bu@gmail.com

16) MIRA Citizenship Clinic
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When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: Framingham, MA
What: Get PIP hours by helping clients complete citizenship applications. Volunteers will do in-take, quality control and provide one-on-one assistance. Online training required. Project Citizenship Training counts. Breakfast and lunch will be provided! People should sign up directly through MIRA's website. We recommend you sign up ASAP - the clinics fill up quickly! Students should also indicate on the PIP spreadsheet when they have signed up with MIRA, so that we can coordinate carpooling. MIRA Registration: http://www.miracoalition.org/citizenship-clinics Please sign up by end of day Wednesday 9/28 so we can coordinate carpooling.
Website: PIP Google doc: https://docs.google.com/a/bu.edu/spreadsheets/d/1_s3LzAqHuKu3OCPdjtRUoTpEZbUUrm2EderDglhq_mo/edit?usp=sharing
Contact: buslpip@gmail.com

Next Week

17) APALSA: Studying Success Program
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When: Monday, October 03, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Where: Room 203
What: Join APALSA for the first event in our studying success program. We'll be chatting with a panel of upperclassmen about study strategies that worked and didn't work, and then leave it open to your questions. The event is mostly to serve as an open space for students to address any concerns they have about studying, talking in class, etc. and eat some free food.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/BULAWAPALSA/
Contact: busl.apalsa@bu.edu

18) Rosh Hashanah Sweet New Year With JLSA
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When: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Table outside the cafe
What: Come get a sweet treat for the New Year with JLSA from 12-2pm Tuesday, October 4th outside the cafe. We will have caramel apple lollipops to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. All are welcome!
Contact: bujlsa@gmail.com

19) Beantown Shootout tryouts!
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When: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: BU
What: Do you think you have what it takes to represent BU Law on the basketball court? Can you dunk like Jordan? Are you ready to school all of the gym class heroes from BC Law? A qualifying three-on-three tournament to determine who is on the BU team will take place on 10/5/15 from 7-9 PM with the winning team securing their spots on the roster. Sign up as an individual or as a team of three using the link below by 1pm, October 5th. Can't make the qualifying tournament but still interested in playing in the game? Email Dana Spigelman at dwspigel@bu.edu
Website: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g47ovdZdUFbCSPxXXtl4BfvpWFdiMeJoZNrh93olVrc/edit#gid=0
Contact: buslpip@gmail.com

20) Uncommon Counsel
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When: Thursday, October 06, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: Are you or someone you know feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, uncertain? Uncommon Counsel is an open discussion about law students' mental health and wellness, including strategies for personal success. Sponsored by the Student Affairs Office and the Dave Nee Foundation, the event will be in Room 410 following the CAC meeting that begins at 1pm.
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

21) PIP Grant Application Meeting
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When: Thursday, October 06, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 102
What: Learn all that you need to know about the PIP Application and Grant process, including relevant deadlines, requirements, and more!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1600763786884152/
Contact: buslpip@gmail.com

22) Critical Conversations Facilitator Info Session
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When: Thursday, October 06, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Where: 204
What: If you are interested in applying to be a co-director of the Critical Conversations Orientation program or becoming a facilitator, please come to this information session. You will hear from the current leadership and more information on the program.
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