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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of November 14, 2016

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of November 14, 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. BU Law Bar Review at Game On!
  2. Should BU Law sponsor a bar-prep class for graduating students? (3 question survey)
  3. Express Tables in the Cafe
  4. Exam Proctors needed for Banking Law Exams
  5. The International Criminal Court: Israel and Palestine
  6. Critical Conversations: From Direct Action to Civil Disobedience
  7. Wealth Inequality & The Economic Implications of Election 2016
  8. Movement Lawyering: An Evening of Networking & Discussion
  9. Trademark and Copyright Attorney Panel
  10. Global Health Symposium featuring Prof. Kevin Outterson
  11. The Annual Distinguished Lecture: Anne Alstott - A NEW DEAL FOR OLD AGE
  12. PIP Intent to Apply form
  13. WLA Annual Canned Food Drive
  14. Let's Talk About Thanksgiving: Eat and Learn
  15. ACS Discussion Panel: Merrick Garland and the Future of Judicial Nominations Under a Trump Presidency
  16. Let's Talk About Thanksgiving: Eat and Learn

Student Government Association

1) BU Law Bar Review at Game On!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, November 17, 2016, 9:00 PM to Friday, November 18, 2016, 1:00 AM
Where: Game On, 82 Lansdowne St Boston, MA 02215
What: Come celebrate the end of the week with friends at this lively Fenway favorite! With ping pong tables, music, big screen TVs and a full bar, you are sure to have a fun time! Please note that this bar closes at 1:00 AM on Thursdays. We hope to see you all there!
Website: http://gameonboston.com/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

This Week

2) Should BU Law sponsor a bar-prep class for graduating students? (3 question survey)
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When: Monday, November 14, 2016 from 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Where: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8rmlZp8iGsuIcwl
What: 3L and LLM students, please complete this 3-question survey on whether or not BU Law should provide a free, bar preparation course focused on the multiple-choice section of the bar exam, that is used in every state. Complete the 3 question survey in the location (above) or website (below), or contact Student Affairs at studaff@bu.edu. Thank you for your time and input!
Website: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8rmlZp8iGsuIcwl
Contact: gmmuir@bu.edu

3) Express Tables in the Cafe
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When: Monday, November 14, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:05 AM
Where: McCausland Commons (Law Cafe)
What: Based on feedback received at the Dean's Town Hall Meeting and the follow-up survey of student preferences (sent on 10/26/16), signs will be placed on approximately 10 tables in the law cafe indicating that they are "Express Tables." The signs encourage community members to limit table use to 30 minutes during peak lunchtime from 11:30-2:30. Most tables will not receive signage. We encourage students to consider sharing tables when possible to maximize available space at lunch and throughout the day. We thank students for sharing their feedback on this issue, and welcome further feedback about the impact of the signs.
Contact: jcollin3@bu.edu

4) Exam Proctors needed for Banking Law Exams
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When: From Monday, November 14, 2016, 10:00 AM to Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 10:00 AM
Where: TBD
What: Proctors needed for Banking Law exams on December 9, 12, 23, 15, 19, 20 and 22. Most exams are 4 hours in length and begin at 2pm. Pay is $11.50 per hour. Interested students should contact the Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law at banklaw@bu.edu or stop by the office in room 1005. Our phone number is 617-353-3023.
Website: www.bu.edu/law/banking
Contact: lekaplan@bu.edu

5) The International Criminal Court: Israel and Palestine
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When: Monday, November 14, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: BU Law alumnae, Yonah Jeremy Bob, is the Jerusalem Post’s intelligence, terrorism and legal analyst. He covers various issues such as the Mossad, intelligence, terrorism, cyber and weapons of mass destruction issues in Israel. Additionally, he writes about war and international law, the International Criminal Court, and constitutional and criminal cases in the US and Israel. Yonah is currently on his North American tour lecturing on international law. As a former editor of BU Law’s International Law Journal and founding officer of BU Law’s International Law Society, he has volunteered to make a stop in Boston and discuss this important topic with the BU Law community. The discussion is hosted by the BU Law International Law Society, Jewish Law Students Association, and International Law Journal. It will be moderated by Professor Bilsky and Professor Sloane with a question and answer session to follow. For more information on Yonah visit http://yonahbobforeignaffairs.com/
Contact: hirsch93@bu.edu

6) Critical Conversations: From Direct Action to Civil Disobedience
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When: Monday, November 14, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Whether taking a knee or standing up, social justice movements have utilized actions to disrupt activities of daily life to bring attention to their issues. In recent months we have seen many citizens engage in various methods of civil disobedience and direct action. Join this month’s conversation to discuss the current methods being deployed, how they may or may not be effective, and how they may impact law students’ lives. Featuring guest facilitator Glenn Bell.
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

7) Wealth Inequality & The Economic Implications of Election 2016
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When: Monday, November 14, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 413
What: The BU Law Federalist Society welcomes John Tamny, the Political Economy Editor at Forbes. He will be discussing wealth inequality and the economic implications of the election. Sandwiches and snacks will be served.
Website: www.facebook.com/bufedsoc/
Contact: kdepangh@bu.edu

8) Movement Lawyering: An Evening of Networking & Discussion
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When: Monday, November 14, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: What's the relationship between law and community organizing? What opportunities exist for law students and new attorneys to engage in current social movements of the day? Find out on Monday, November 14th, as we host an evening of networking and discussion with Movement Lawyers and activists who have found interesting and impactful ways to utilize their skills as lawyers and organizers to contribute to social change in their communities. Hosted by Radical Lawyers: BU's National Lawyers Guild Chapter and co-sponsored by the Career Development Office. There will be food! PLEASE RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dQT-ABLOrntiGOW-KedydebcBa1PyEYvjbffMQwQhGs/edit Dress Code: We kindly ask that you do not wear formal business attire. That said, please dress nicely because you will be meeting attorneys and community activists. That can mean business casual but it can also mean just wearing a nice pair of jeans and a clean shirt!
Contact: nlg.busl@gmail.com

9) Trademark and Copyright Attorney Panel
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When: Monday, November 14, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: IPLS is partnering with CESLA to bring you a panel of attorneys working in the soft IP, media, and entertainment industries. This will be a great event with a range of practicing attorneys from various major firms in Boston who will share their work and experiences in copyright and trademark, media and communications, and entertainment law. This is a terrific opportunity for students to explore areas of law where IP meets communications and entertainment, and to network with practicing attorneys in Boston.
Contact: katsulis@bu.edu

10) Global Health Symposium featuring Prof. Kevin Outterson
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When: Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: Metcalf Trustee Center, 9th Floor, 1 Silber Way
What: Global Programs welcomes members from the Charles River and Medical campuses to discuss some of the most pressing issues in Global Health today. The symposium will focus on the latest technologies in healthcare innovation and global healthcare access issues providing attendees with an opportunity to learn from colleagues across disciplines. Professor Outterson is featured on the following panel: 9:35 – 10:40 am: Panel 1 - Harnessing Technology for Healthcare Innovation See website below for RSVP.
Website: https://www.bu.edu/globalprograms/discover/events/international-education-week/global-health-symposium/
Contact: esutliff@bu.edu

11) The Annual Distinguished Lecture: Anne Alstott - A NEW DEAL FOR OLD AGE
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When: Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Barristers Hall
What: The rising tide of inequality has undermined one of the United States’ proudest social achievements: the Social Security retirement system. Unprecedented changes in longevity, marriage, and the workplace have made the experience of old age increasingly unequal. Wealthy, educated Americans live longer, healthier lives, well into their 80s and 90s, with more social and job options than ever before. Poorer, less-educated workers, by contrast, face illness, disability, and limited job opportunities, often by their late 50s and early 60s. America’s retirement system is badly out of step with the new inequality of old age. Enacted in the 1930s, Social Security built on the social and economic conventions of its time: it aimed to protect families with a male breadwinner, a steady job, and a marriage that lasted a lifetime. In its time, the program promised a dignified old age for rich and poor alike, but today that egalitarian promise is failing. It is past time to begin reshaping Social Security for the way we live now.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/law/2016/08/11/the-annual-distinguished-lecture-anne-alstott/
Contact: mackelle@bu.edu

12) PIP Intent to Apply form
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When: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Where: BU Law
What: All interested applicants MUST submit a non-binding Intent to Apply form to buslpip@gmail.com by 5 PM on Friday, Nov. 18th.
Website: bupip.org
Contact: buslpip@gmail.com

Next Week

13) WLA Annual Canned Food Drive
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When: From Monday, November 21, 2016, 9:00 AM to Monday, November 28, 2016, 1:00 AM
Where: Table in McCausland Commons
What: Women's Law Association is hosting its annual canned food drive! We will be collecting canned goods for Rosie's Place. Several professors will be granting immunity from cold calling or participating in some other way if you bring your canned goods to class! Look out for announcements from WLA reps in your class regarding details. If your professors are not participating, we hope you will still donate! Please drop off donations at our table in McCausland Commons on Monday or Tuesday from 12-2.
Website: http://www.rosiesplace.org
Contact: Kkulzer@bu.edu

14) Let's Talk About Thanksgiving: Eat and Learn
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When: Monday, November 21, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: BU Alley (the basement of GSU)
What: Native American and Other Indigenous Populations Law Student Association (NALSA) is hosting its annual Thanksgiving lunch on Monday, November 21 from 1 to 3pm! This year, our feast will be held in the GSU Alley (it's in the basement of the GSU). We will be serving traditional Thanksgiving delights - including turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and apple pie. There will be seating but this is not a sit down meal so feel free to come for as much as you can. Come, eat, and learn a little about Native American tradition!
Contact: ccarini@bu.edu

15) ACS Discussion Panel: Merrick Garland and the Future of Judicial Nominations Under a Trump Presidency
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When: Monday, November 21, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Please join the American Constitution Society as we host a panel of faculty members in order to give a retrospective view of President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland, a discussion of legal issues surrounding judicial nominations in general, and a look forward at what Supreme Court nominations may look like under a Trump presidency. Food will be served!
Website: http://www.acslaw.org/chapters/ma/boston-university-school-of-law
Contact: acslawbuchapter@gmail.com

16) Let's Talk About Thanksgiving: Eat and Learn
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When: Monday, November 21, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: BU Alley (the basement of GSU)
What: Event is today! The Native American Law Student Association is hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner TODAY, Monday the 21st in the BU Alley, AKA the basement of GSU. Come for the discussion and stay for the gravy. Event will be from 1-3pm. There will be places to sit and eat, but feel free to come and go anytime during this period. See you there!
Contact: ccarini@bu.edu

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Thanks and have a great week!

All the best,

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