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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of January 23, 2017

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of January 23, 2017. 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. Save the Date! BU Law Ice Skating Social on Thurs, February 2
  2. PIP-SGA Service Day: February 11, 2017!
  3. Bar Review at Yard House!
  4. Community Affairs ("CA") Meeting
  5. Annual BU Law Ice Skating Social on Thurs, February 2!
  6. Post Ice Skating Bar Review at Beantown Pub!
  7. Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice
  8. Library Reminders
  9. Tea on the Charles
  10. 1Ls: Need a New Outlook After 1st Semester?
  11. Meet the Mass Bar Examiners
  12. BU Law 2nd Annual Coffee House Open Mic
  13. BU Law Faculty Insights on the Trump Administration
  14. New England Law | Boston Trial Advocacy Day
  15. BU Law Admissions Office is Seeking Helpers!
  16. Library Certification Program: Legal Research Skills for Practice
  17. Roundtable Series: An Evening with Morgan Lewis

Student Government Association

1) Save the Date! BU Law Ice Skating Social on Thurs, February 2
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:00 AM to Friday, February 03, 2017, 12:00 AM
Where: The Boston Common Frog Pond
What: BU Law's Second Annual Ice Skating Social will be on Thursday, February 2! Join SGA and your friends at the Boston Common Frog Pond for an evening of ice skating and fun! Come join us for snacks and a cup of complimentary hot chocolate in the Law School Atrium at 6:30pm. At 7:00pm, we will take the T as a group over to Frog Pond! It is $6 for admission and $12 for skate rentals, which students can purchase directly at Frog Pond on the evening of the event. Our weekly Bar Review will be Thursday evening at a nearby bar, so we can warm up and continue the fun! We are looking forward to seeing everyone out on the ice!
Website: sgalaw.bu.edu
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

2) PIP-SGA Service Day: February 11, 2017!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:00 AM to Sunday, February 12, 2017, 12:00 AM
Where: Throughout Boston!
What: We are excited to announce that PIP and SGA have organized another Service Day to start the second semester! Spots are limited and will be allocated first-come first serve. Find the placements and link sign up at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xim5ZPOhMRra3dJCORR-FaLXJ-PjacoyWPgV42nEv1I/edit. Please sign up by the end of the day on Friday 1/27/17! We have placements at a range of organizations throughout the city, so you can get to know classmates who share your interests and explore new neighborhoods. On Saturday evening, join the other volunteers and members of the BU Community at the Service Day Bash TBD (at a location close to school.)
Website: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xim5ZPOhMRra3dJCORR-FaLXJ-PjacoyWPgV42nEv1I/edit
Contact: mshortsl@bu.edu

3) Bar Review at Yard House!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:00 PM to Friday, January 27, 2017, 12:30 AM
Where: Yard House, 126 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
What: Come continue celebrating the return to school at this week's bar review! Yard House is a high-end sports bar that features over 100 ales, craft beers, IPA beers, lagers and imported beers on tap, plus an impressive menu of made-from-scratch dishes. Please note that this bar closes at 12:30 AM on Thursdays.
Website: http://www.yardhouse.com/locations/ma/boston/boston-fenway-fenway-triangle/8336
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

4) Community Affairs ("CA") Meeting
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Who: Student Government Association
When: Thursday, February 02, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: BUSL, Room 410
What: The first Community Affairs meeting of the spring semester will be focused on reviewing the proposed Constitution, the bylaws, and the related policies (including the New Group Policy). The proposed Constitution, the current Constitution and the New Group Policy are all available for viewing on our new SGA website: http://sites.bu.edu/sgalaw/student-resources/. It is highly encouraged to attend this meeting if you have comments, questions, or concerns regarding any of the proposed changes that will be voted on by the student body in late February and will take effect immediately. In addition, if you have any comments, questions, or concerns that are unrelated to the proposed Constitution, the bylaws, or any of the related policies, SGA still encourages students to come to voice their concerns about any other issue arising here on campus. Lastly, we will be discussing the upcoming SGA Executive Board election for the 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested in running, please attend! There will be refreshments and food and we will reveal the new SGA website as well! You can access it at: http://sites.bu.edu/sgalaw.
Website: http://sites.bu.edu/sgalaw
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

5) Annual BU Law Ice Skating Social on Thurs, February 2!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: Thursday, February 02, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: The Boston Common Frog Pond
What: BU Law's Second Annual Ice Skating Social will be on Thursday, February 2! Join SGA and your friends at the Boston Common Frog Pond for an evening of ice skating and fun! Come join us for snacks and a cup of complimentary hot chocolate in the Law School Atrium at 6:30pm. At 7:00pm, we will take the T as a group over to Frog Pond! It is $6 for admission and $12 for skate rentals, which students can purchase directly at Frog Pond on the evening of the event. Our weekly Bar Review will follow just across the street at Beantown Pub on Tremont Street - a Boston favorite where you can sip Sam Adams across from the grave of Sam Adams himself! We are looking forward to seeing everyone out on the ice!
Website: https://bostonfrogpond.com/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

6) Post Ice Skating Bar Review at Beantown Pub!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, February 02, 2017, 9:00 PM to Friday, February 03, 2017, 2:00 AM
Where: Beantown Pub, 100 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02108
What: Beantown Pub: It's "the only pub in the world where you can drink a cold Sam Adams' while viewing a cold Sam Adams!" Come warm up with friends after the annual SGA Ice Skating event at this iconic Boston watering hole! Affordable drinks, delicious pub fare and a lively atmosphere make this the perfect place to warm up and relax with your classmates. We hope to see you all there!
Website: https://beantownpub.com/index.html
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

This Week

7) Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice
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When: From Monday, January 23, 2017, 8:00 AM to Monday, March 20, 2017, 8:00 AM
Where: Library, Rm 336
What: The Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice is a 6-hour certificate in legal research taught by reference librarians covering topics most useful to new lawyers. Classes start the week of January 23, and run through the week of March 20. Each class is one hour, and classes are offered every Monday at 10:00am & 2:30pm, and Tuesday at 9:00am & 1:30pm in Rm. 336 in the library. Best part…you do not need to get all six hours in one year in order to complete and receive the certificate! You only need to complete all 6-hours by the time you graduate. Want to spread it out over law school? You can! Want to take more than 6-hours because you just love learning? You can do that, too. It is just a minimum 6-hours in order to receive the certificate. There are 16 unique class topics overall, with tracks focused on: clerkships, corporate, government, litigation, and public interest/solo/small firm.
Website: http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/certification
Contact: megerman@bu.edu

8) Library Reminders
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When: Monday, January 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: Pappas Law Library
What: Reminders: Belongings will be picked up and removed if found left unattended in the library for 20 minutes or more. This includes items left at closing. Library staff are not able to stay past library closing. Removed items will be secured and available for pickup before closing or once the library reopens in the morning. Library scanners at the beginning of the semester are in high demand. Students should not scan readings for an entire semester/a full textbook (or multiple textbooks), as that is both discourteous to fellow students and a violation of copyright law. Out of courtesy to classmates and respect for the law, please limit time at the scanners to 20-30 minutes and a short selection of readings.

9) Tea on the Charles
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When: Monday, January 23, 2017 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Charles River Room
What: Reconnect with classmates and enjoy tea and cookies overlooking the Charles River!
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

10) 1Ls: Need a New Outlook After 1st Semester?
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When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: Looking for new study strategies? Wondering how your first semester will affect your job prospects? This session will offer guidance from: Guidance via video from Professors Pettit and Zeiler; Fiona Hornblower, Assistant Dean of CDO will discuss how first semester impacts job opportunities and how it doesn’t; and 3Ls and 2Ls who improved their own performance after 1st semester.
Contact: jcollin3@bu.edu

11) Meet the Mass Bar Examiners
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When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 103
What: Sponsored by Student Affairs, join Marilyn Wellingon, Exectutive Director of the MA Board of Bar Examiners to discuss the bar application process for MA, character and fitness questions (such as past juvenile or adult criminal issues, alcohol-related incidents, financial debts owed, and other issues), and set-up a limited number of individual 1:1 meetings which can be scheduled here: http://doodle.com/poll/xsp2qr6u88z35sb3
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

12) BU Law 2nd Annual Coffee House Open Mic
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When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Barristers Hall
What: Student Affairs and Contraband are excited for this year’s Open Mic in the Law Complex. On January 26th, from 6-8:30pm Barristers Hall will once again transform into a coffeehouse. Sign-up below to register to perform. In true open mic fashion, names will be drawn from a hat from the list of performers throughout the night. Everyone who signs up will have the opportunity to perform. Be prepared with one song, poem or piece. Acts should be no longer than 5 minutes. We are excited to bring faculty, staff and students to showcase BU Law talent. Any questions email Associate Director for Diversity & Inclusion, Brenda Hernandez at blhernan@bu.edu.
Website: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6Pw8r2YNaK6C4Fn
Contact: blhernan@bu.edu

13) BU Law Faculty Insights on the Trump Administration
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When: Friday, January 27, 2017 from 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Where: Room 212
What: Professors Beermann, Pita Loor, Collins and Wexler will discuss executive powers; conflicts of interest; civil rights; Supreme Court appointments and related topics on Friday, January 27 from 1:45-3:15 in room 212. Associate Dean Peggy Maisel will moderate.
Website: https://www.bu.edu/law/current-students/student-affairs-programs-resources/student-affairs-office
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

14) New England Law | Boston Trial Advocacy Day
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When: Friday, January 27, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: 154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA, 02110, 2nd Floor, The Cherry Room
What: New England Law | Boston would like to invite any interested students to attend a one night panel regarding trial advocacy. Trial Advocacy Day, as its been dubbed, will focus around what it means to be a trial attorney inside and outside the courtroom. This event will include professors, practicing attorneys and several guest speakers, such as Attorneys Stephen J. Schwab, Wendy Murphy, Caryn Mitchell-Munevar and Honorable Judge Kenneth Fishman along with notable legal speaker, F. Lee Bailey. The event will take place on January 27th, at New England Law | Boston main campus located at 154 Stuart Street, downtown Boston. Doors will open at 4:30, followed by a panel discussion and speakers. Snacks will be served during the event, followed by appetizers across the street at the Revere hotel’s Emerald Lounge. Direct all questions to New England School of Law Student Bar Association President, Katharine Hawes.
Website: www.nesl.edu
Contact: katharine.e.hawes@nesl.edu

Next Week

15) BU Law Admissions Office is Seeking Helpers!
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When: From Monday, January 30, 2017, 8:00 AM to Monday, February 13, 2017, 8:00 AM
Where: BU Law Admissions Office
What: Join the Admissions Office in reaching out to admitted students! Admissions is seeking volunteers to contact admitted students to the class of 2020 via email. The goal of the outreach is to welcome admitted students to our community, encourage them to visit campus, and answer any questions. We will match current students with admitted students based on shared interests or experiences. The emails can be a lot of fun and are an important initiative in our recruitment efforts. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Google Form below! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSde3TH2GioipeKBgQXiBRBX129ojy6eaJzkLirjY3VMdKOBYw/viewform
Website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSde3TH2GioipeKBgQXiBRBX129ojy6eaJzkLirjY3VMdKOBYw/viewform
Contact: chloeam@bu.edu

16) Library Certification Program: Legal Research Skills for Practice
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When: From Monday, January 30, 2017, 10:00 AM to Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 1:30 PM
Where: Rm. 336, Library Computer Lab
What: Regulations Instructor: Steven Alexandre da Costa • sadac@bu.edu Dates: Monday, January 30 10:00am • Tuesday, January 31 1:30pm Researching the regulations promulgated by administrative agencies is an important component of U.S. legal research. This class will augment what you learn in law school courses such as Federal Income Tax and Administrative Law. It will include finding regulations, working with the principal publications (Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations), and updating research to locate the most current information. Federal Legislative Process and Congressional Documents (Legislative History) Instructor: Ron Wheeler • wheelerr@bu.edu Dates: Monday, January 30 2:30pm • Tuesday, January 31 9:00am Most lawyers must do legislative history research at some point in their career. This research intensive task is a favorite assignment for young attorneys. Learn about the documents you need to complete a legislative history of a federal law and where you can find them.
Website: http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/certification
Contact: megerman@bu.edu

17) Roundtable Series: An Evening with Morgan Lewis
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When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: BLSA is hosting its first roundtable event of the spring semester. Come & meet various lawyers from Morgan Lewis' Boston office! This roundtable will allow you to meet lawyers throughout various practice areas. This is an opportunity to facilitate candid conversations and ask your questions about law firm life in Boston. Attire is business casual. RSVP is through Symplicity under the Events tab, through this link: https://law-bu-csm.symplicity.com/students. All students are welcome.
Contact: blsa.at.bu@gmail.com

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