MME - Archives - October 31, 2016

Monday Morning E-mail

Week of October 31, 2016

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of October 31, 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. November CAC Meeting
  2. Bar Review at Patron's!
  3. Bar Review at Alibi Bar & Lounge!
  4. A Conversation with Associate Justice Green
  5. Careers in Energy and Environmental Law Panel
  6. Barbri 3L and LLM Talk
  7. WLA's Women in Law Career Panel and Networking Reception
  8. Inventions in Academia: Cross-Currents and Challenges
  9. Freedom of Speech on College Campuses
  10. Health Law Career Panel
  11. The Future Of Fair Data Practices featuring Frank Pasquale
  12. Preparing for and Writing your 1L Exams
  13. Voting Rights for Convicts and Historically Marginalized Groups in the 21st Century
  14. MACDL- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is seeking a law student representative!
  15. Exam-Taking Tips With IPLS
  16. An insight into the Start-ups/Lawyers relationship (Rescheduled from Tues. Oct 25th)
  17. Boston Young Alumni Council Fall Student Kick-Off
  18. 1L Barbri Talk
  19. DLA Piper Firm Visit

Student Government Association

1) November CAC Meeting
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Who: Student Government Association
When: Thursday, November 03, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Please join us for the November CAC meeting. We will be discussing issues of diversity and inclusion on our campus. Food will be served.
Website: bu.edu/law
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

2) Bar Review at Patron's!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, November 03, 2016, 9:00 PM to Friday, November 04, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: Patron's, 138 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
What: You are invited to sip on margaritas and Coronas with friends at this week's bar review! We will be handing out drink tickets to BU Law students starting at 9PM, and we have pre-ordered chips and salsa for you to enjoy. Come take a quick break from outlining and studying for the MPRE to enjoy free drinks and appetizers from your SGA!
Website: http://www.allstonsfinest.com
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

3) Bar Review at Alibi Bar & Lounge!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, November 10, 2016, 9:00 PM to Friday, November 11, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: Alibi Bar & Lounge, 215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
What: Come celebrate the end of the week at Alibi Bar & Lounge, a trendy spot set in a former jailhouse! This bar is nestled within the Liberty Hotel and features celebrity mug shots, live music on Thursday nights and unique cocktails. We hope to see you there!
Website: alibiboston.com
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

This Week

4) A Conversation with Associate Justice Green
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When: Monday, October 31, 2016 from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: Room 410
What: The Real Estate Association is excited to host Associate Justice Mark Green of the Mass. Appeals Court TODAY! He will discuss his real estate experience, his transition from practitioner to judge, and interesting real estate cases he has worked on or has presided over. Are you interested in a judicial internship or clerkship? If so, Justice Green's current law clerk will be available to answer questions regarding both. Lunch will be provided. For more information, check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/700926686726411/
Contact: msl7@bu.edu

5) Careers in Energy and Environmental Law Panel
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When: Monday, October 31, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: Our Careers in Energy and Environmental Law Panel is Monday, October 31, from 1-2pm in room 203. Professor Jay Wexler will moderate, and the current panelists are: Carl Dierker (Regional Counsel at EPA, Region I/New England), Seth Jaffe (Partner and Coordinator of the Environmental Practice Group at Foley Hoag), Jessica Wall (Associate at Anderson Kreiger), Matthew Watsky (solo practitioner at Matthew Watsky, Attorney at Law), and Gemma Ypparila (Associate at Bowditch and Dewey).
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/707119322769590/
Contact: busl.els@gmail.com

6) Barbri 3L and LLM Talk
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When: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: 3L finals, graduation and suddenly the bar exam is upon you. It’s never too early to map out a strategy to #OwnTheBar with BARBRI. Come hear Teddy Hook, Director of Legal Education, provide insights, advice and tips that have proven useful and effective for passing the bar, the first time. Learn what subjects are covered, how to apply for the exam, what your study time will look like and more. There will be food as well!!
Contact: shockett@bu.edu

7) WLA's Women in Law Career Panel and Networking Reception
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When: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: WLA is hosting a Women in Law Career Panel and Networking Reception. The panel will be moderated by Assistant Dean Fiona Hornblower and is composed of highly accomplished women from various sectors within the legal field. Following the panel, BU alumnae from the private, public and nonprofit sectors will join us for an hour of networking. This is a great opportunity to learn about various career paths, professional development, and everyday challenges and to build connections with women in the legal field. All members of the BU Law community are welcome & encouraged to attend! RSVP is not required to attend, but it is required to receive a drink ticket: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScp1u_fCUoNrMuA3ZMval6naCFVdx5AU-VU7Ijp7wQjqIg62A/viewform Dress code: Business attire
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1787097574841516/
Contact: rmahmoud@bu.edu

8) Inventions in Academia: Cross-Currents and Challenges
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When: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Law School Faculty Lounge (15th Floor), 765 Commonwealth Ave
What: University laboratories constantly generate new technologies, but often require external investment and development by licensees to bring those ideas to the public in the form of innovative products or services. Students work hard to create new inventions, frequently with the goal of commercialization after graduation. Faculty seek to start and build companies to leverage their discoveries in both the academy and the marketplace. This event will gather experts to examine the technology ownership and licensing practices of universities, and discuss the many challenges faced by inventors, universities, and licensees regarding the ownership, development, and exploitation of university inventions.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/law/2016/08/11/inventions-in-academia-cross-currents-and-challenges/
Contact: sdogan@bu.edu

9) Freedom of Speech on College Campuses
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When: Thursday, November 03, 2016 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: TBA
What: Join the Federalist Society for a speaker event on freedom of speech in higher education! Ari Cohn from F.I.R.E. (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) will be speaking. Food will be provided!
Contact: Kdepangh@bu.edu

10) Health Law Career Panel
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When: Thursday, November 03, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: Want to learn about legal careers? Not sure what networking entails? The Health Law Association and the CDO are excited to host our annual career panel! Come engage with health care attorneys working in diverse settings -- law firm, non-profit, government, and in-house. The Questions & Answers portion runs till 7pm. This is a great opportunity to get answers that will better define the path you want to take. Then stay to chat informally with our panelists. Food will be provided!
Contact: amarchet@bu.edu

11) The Future Of Fair Data Practices featuring Frank Pasquale
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When: Friday, November 04, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Hariri Institute for Computing, 111 Cummington Mall, Room 180; Boston, MA
What: Please join us Friday, November 4th for a Data Science Initiative (DSI) Colloquium featuring Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law at Maryland University. Hosted by the Hariri Institute for Computing, the presentation will focus on a number of proposed principles to guide future data regulation in the United States. The lecture will include a discussion on how to prevent pervasive inaccuracy or unfairness in important data and models that are being used in contexts ranging from education to finance to health care.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/hic/2016/10/24/data-science-initiative-dsi-colloquium-frank-pasquale/
Contact: sdogan@bu.edu

12) Preparing for and Writing your 1L Exams
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When: Friday, November 04, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Where: Law Auditorium
What: Please join Associate Dean Muir in the Law Auditorium for the presentation of, “Preparing for and Writing your 1L Exams”. The presentation will address: • What you can do now to prepare for your 1L exams • BU Law’s Exam Rules and Regulations • Standard methods for writing your exams • Time management during the exam • Top administrative errors (don’t let these happen to you!)
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

13) Voting Rights for Convicts and Historically Marginalized Groups in the 21st Century
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When: Friday, November 04, 2016 from 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Where: Room 410
What: With this year's election just days away, the discussion surrounding voter ID laws and voting rights has been thrust into the spotlight. ACS, APALSA, BLSA, and LALSA are pleased to host Kwame Akosah, an Equal Justice Works Fellow from the Brennan Center of Justice, for a talk on the current state of voter ID laws Mr. Akosah has also done extensive work related to voting rights restoration for people with criminal convictions, and will speak about his experiences working to help disenfranchised former convicts as well.
Website: https://www.acslaw.org/chapters/ma/boston-university-school-of-law
Contact: acslawbuchapter@gmail.com

Next Week

14) MACDL- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is seeking a law student representative!
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When: From Monday, November 07, 2016, 12:00 AM to Monday, November 14, 2016, 12:00 AM
Where: n/a
What: The Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is seeking a law student to serve as the law student representative on the MACDL Board of Directors. The student representative attends board meetings and other MACDL events, and participates in the Board's email listserv. Board meetings are held in the evenings on the second Tuesday of each month, in downtown Boston. This is an excellent opportunity to stay abreast of issues important to the criminal defense bar, and get to know some of the leading defense lawyers in the Commonwealth. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in criminal defense. To apply, email a brief letter of interest outlining your background and why you would like to serve as the student representative, and your resume/CV (PDF attachments, please) to Trevor Maloney, tsjmaloney@gmail.com. The deadline is November 14.
Website: www.macdl.com
Contact: tsjmaloney@gmail.com

15) Exam-Taking Tips With IPLS
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When: Monday, November 07, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Come listen to some general law school exam taking tips and talk to 2Ls and 3Ls who previously had your professors. Feel free to come ask any questions you may have regarding the exam process!
Contact: katsulis@bu.edu

16) An insight into the Start-ups/Lawyers relationship (Rescheduled from Tues. Oct 25th)
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When: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Law Entrepreneurship and Finance Club Second Meeting: Ryan Sansom, who is a Partner at Goodwin Procter will be joining us to talk about his work with local start-ups. He will be presenting with one of his young start-ups, Spyce, and they will be walking through how new a start-up finds a lawyer team, creates their company, begins fundraising, and much more.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BULawEntrepreneurshipAndFinanceClub/
Contact: lawef@bu.edu

17) Boston Young Alumni Council Fall Student Kick-Off
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When: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Dillon's, 955 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215
What: Kick-off the fall with your fellow BU Law Boston Young Alumni along with current 3L's and LLM students! In just a couple of semesters, these students will be the next group of alumni to join the YAC - so help show them what it's all about! Drink tickets and light snacks will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, November 7th by emailing lawrsvp@bu.edu with the subject line "Boston YAC Fall Kick-Off 11.9.16".
Website: bu.edu/law
Contact: patrick.cento@gmail.com

18) 1L Barbri Talk
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When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 413
What: 1L year is the most important year in law school and your performance is key to your future prospects and success. Many incoming law students are caught off guard by how different law school is compared to other college experiences. Plus, you have limited time to adjust your learning style and study habits. Barbri is here for you as of right now. With the Barbri 1L Mastery Package, you have 24/7 online access to highly effective study aids and final exam tools. Experience more efficient, productive use of study time. Establish a feeling of complete confidence and readiness going into class discussions. Ultimately, perform at a high level come 1L final exams. On 11/10, Teddy Hook, the Director of Legal Education, will talk to students about how Barbri can help prepare you not just for the Bar, but for all of your 1L class and many 2L/3L classes. Room 413. Food will be served.
Website: barbri.com
Contact: shockett@bu.edu

19) DLA Piper Firm Visit
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When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: DLA Piper, 33 Arch Street, Boston, MA
What: DLA Piper's Real Estate attorneys are inviting the members of the Real Estate Association to a PowerPoint presentation on a commercial real estate transaction and a lawyer's role in such a matter. There will be time available for Q&A and networking. This is a tremendous opportunity to network with Partners and an Associate at one of the best firms in Boston. If you are interested in learning more about a real estate transaction or are interested in working at DLA Piper during your 1L/2L summers or post grad, then come to this great event! The event will be held at the firm and light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP "Going" as opposed to "Interested" on the Facebook invite so we can provide the firm with an accurate number of attendees.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/928225993977555/
Contact: msl7@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