MME - Archives - January 30, 2017

Monday Morning E-mail

Week of January 30, 2017

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of January 30, 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. Community Affairs ("CA") Meeting
  2. Annual BU Law Ice Skating Social on Thurs, February 2!
  3. Post Ice Skating Bar Review at Beantown Pub!
  4. BU Law Alternate Bar Review on Friday, Feb. 24!
  5. BU Law Prom!
  6. BU Law Bar Review at The Beehive!
  7. PIP-SGA Service Day: February 11, 2017!
  8. BU Law Admissions Office is Seeking Helpers!
  9. Library Certification Program: Legal Research Skills for Practice
  10. Roundtable Series: An Evening with Morgan Lewis
  11. Library Certification Program: Legal Research Skills for Practice
  12. Sign-up for free tickets to see "Emmeline" with Prof. Lahav!
  13. Live Well, Learn Well Challenge Week 4: Community Engagement
  14. The Twelfth Annual Pike Lecture, featuring Chairman Jeffrey Sánchez
  15. The Law and Social Media: Free Speech Online
  16. Welcomer Info Session
  17. MBA Law School Civility and Professionalism Program
  18. Feminine Hygiene Product Drive
  19. BU Charitable Society First General Meeting
  20. Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program - An inside look and how to get involved

Student Government Association

1) 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

2) 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

3) 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

4) BU Law Alternate Bar Review on Friday, Feb. 24!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Monday, February 06, 2017, 9:00 AM to Friday, February 24, 2017, 9:00 AM
Where: Icon Nightclub, 100 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116
What: Want to check out Boston's alternative music scene but not sure where to start? Join SGA for a night of dancing and alternative networking at Icon Nightclub. Enjoy two different rooms with music ranging from top 40 to techno. Interested in entertainment or copyright law? This up-and-coming industry is ripe with opportunity for those seeking nontraditional legal careers! Enjoy opportunities to mingle with people involved in this quickly growing industry. Not interested in any of the previously mentioned? Come enjoy the music and dance! Local artist DJ Kaeno has agreed to provide a special discount code for BU Law Students only. Tickets are normally $23.80, but you can get them for just $13.80 with your promo code! Tickets are available at: http://www.wantickets.com/PureDaniel. Use the Discount Code: "lawschool" to purchase your discounted tickets. We hope to see you there!
Website: http://www.wantickets.com/PureDaniel
Contact: dblopez@bu.edu

5) BU Law Prom!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Tuesday, February 07, 2017, 1:00 PM to Monday, March 13, 2017, 1:00 PM
Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel
What: Save the date! Law Prom will be Saturday, March 18 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. More details to come soon!
Website: http://sites.bu.edu/sgalaw/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

6) BU Law Bar Review at The Beehive!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, February 09, 2017, 9:00 PM to Friday, February 10, 2017, 1:00 AM
Where: The Beehive, 541 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116
What: Come celebrate the end of the week with friends at The Beehive, voted one of the “Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World” by Downbeat Magazine! This quaint South End favorite is known for its unique cocktails, delicious American modern fare and nightly live music. This Thursday will feature the Alex Lee Clark funktet, a funky jazz/soul unit starting at 9PM. International soul singer Malwina Masternak will be performing earlier in the night from 6:30 - 8:30 PM if you'd like to catch some of her performance before bar review begins! We hope to see you all there!
Website: www.beehiveboston.com
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

7) PIP-SGA Service Day: February 11, 2017!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Throughout Boston!
What: Welcome Breakfast in the Law School Cafe 8:15 - 12:30. Service Day Bash at Sunset Cantina, 916 Commonwealth Ave. 10% of proceeds benefit PIP grants. Time and details to follow. Spots remain in the trips to American Red Cross Food Pantry, Franklin Park, Room to Grow and Healthcare for the Homeless. Email Michelle Shortsleeve directly at "mshortsl@bu.edu" if you would like to sign up. Complete your service hours now before the semester get crazier!
Website: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xim5ZPOhMRra3dJCORR-FaLXJ-PjacoyWPgV42nEv1I/edit
Contact: mshortsl@bu.edu

This Week

8) 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

9) 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

10) 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

Next Week

11) Library Certification Program: Legal Research Skills for Practice
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When: From Monday, February 06, 2017, 10:00 AM to Tuesday, February 07, 2017, 1:30 PM
Where: Rm. 336
What: Power Searching Instructor: Stefanie Weigmann • sweig@bu.edu Dates: Monday, February 6 10:00am • Tuesday, February 7 1:30pm Want to learn some great Google hacks? Do you know what field searching is? Almost any platform can be power-searched. This class will talk about how you can figure out how to search everything more effectively. 6. Career Resources - Judicial and Government Positions Instructor: Jenna Fegreus • jfegreus@bu.edu Dates: Monday, February 6 2:30pm • Tuesday, February 7 9:00am When researching a judge for a clerkship interview, it can be useful to find out more information about a judge’s opinions as well as his or her biography. Similarly, if you seek to work for the government, it can be helpful to determine the mission of the office, as well as to explore the range of positions available in an area. This class will focus on these types of searches, and will incorporate materials from both commercial and free sources.
Website: http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/certification
Contact: megerman@bu.edu

12) Sign-up for free tickets to see "Emmeline" with Prof. Lahav!
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When: From Monday, February 06, 2017, 12:00 PM to Friday, February 10, 2017, 4:00 PM
Where: BU Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave
What: Join Prof. Lahav to see the opera "Emmeline" on 2/25/17. Please respond to the survey below by 4pm on Friday, February 10th. Synopsis of Emmeline: Based on the novel by Judith Rossner and with a libretto by J.D. McClatchy, Emmeline is an American retelling of the Oedipus myth from the mother’s viewpoint. The opera begins in 1841, when 13-year-old Emmeline is sent to work in a Massachusetts mill to earn money. Seduced by the factory supervisor, she gives birth to a child, who is then swiftly given away. Twenty years later, Emmeline marries a young man only to discover too late that he is in fact her son, becoming irrevocably ostracized by society. More information about the performance is here with a description of the opera: http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/BUCFA-presents-Emmeline/ Sign-ups: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6LJCfZeKbtJscKx
Website: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6LJCfZeKbtJscKx
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

13) Live Well, Learn Well Challenge Week 4: Community Engagement
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When: From Monday, February 06, 2017, 12:00 PM to Saturday, February 11, 2017, 12:00 PM
Where: BU Law
What: The theme of this week's Wellness Challenge is Community Engagement (Pro Bono and Public Service students- listen up!). Post a photo of your group engaged in a service activity on your class Facebook page that benefits BU Law, BU, or the greater Boston community. The largest group engaged in the service activity gets to designate a donation of $100 to the cause of their choice, in their name.
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

14) The Twelfth Annual Pike Lecture, featuring Chairman Jeffrey Sánchez
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When: Monday, February 06, 2017 from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Barristers Hall
What: Massachusetts and Health Reform: What Comes Next Chairman Sánchez plans to discuss the current healthcare landscape in Massachusetts and the impact of the new Presidential administration and federal health reform efforts on the Commonwealth. The Chairman will address how Massachusetts can maintain its gains in health reform, while the federal landscape changes; what policymakers and stakeholders need to be thinking about in a time of uncertainty; and what advocates and the public can do to support the ACA’s policies in the Commonwealth and across the nation.
Website: https://www.bu.edu/law/2017/01/11/massachusetts-and-health-reform-what-comes-next/
Contact: mackelle@bu.edu

15) The Law and Social Media: Free Speech Online
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When: Monday, February 06, 2017 from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Join the Federalist Society as we host David Lat, the Founder and Managing Editor of AboveTheLaw.com. Above The Law is a popular news website about law, law schools and the legal profession. David Lat will speak to us on several topics including free speech online, social media and the future of the legal profession.
Contact: kdepangh@bu.edu

16) Welcomer Info Session
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When: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Room 101
What: Get involved as a Welcomer! Join us on February 7th from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, in Room 101 to learn more about the many ways you can be involved in welcoming the next class of students to BU Law. ALL Welcomers include the following positions: • Be Yourself Orientation Welcomers • 1L Orientation Welcomers • Leadership roles for each of these groups This meeting will cover the key dates for these programs, expectations of leadership positions and other roles, and instructions for applying. Applications will be available after the meeting. Applications are due on Monday, February 20th.
Contact: jcollin3@bu.edu

17) MBA Law School Civility and Professionalism Program
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When: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Charles River Room
What: Practicing with civility and professionalism is a critical part of any attorney's success. Knowing how to communicate with judges and other lawyers, including an uncooperative opposing counsel or difficult client, is particularly important for new attorneys. Please join the Honorable Beverly Cannone of the Massachusetts Superior Court, Attorney John Carroll of Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C. and several other distinguished panelists for guidance on these issues as well as a more general discussion of civility and professionalism in legal practice. This event is coordinated by the Massachusetts Bar Association and co-sponsored by the BU Law SGA, the Student Affairs Office and the CDO. RSVP through Symplicity.
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

18) Feminine Hygiene Product Drive
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When: From Wednesday, February 08, 2017, 11:00 AM to Thursday, February 09, 2017, 1:00 PM
Where: Drop-off table outside of the Commons
What: HLA & WLA are hosting a Feminine Hygiene Product Drive to collect donations to be given to Rosie’s Place, a women’s shelter in Boston. Feminine hygiene products can be expensive, and shelters really rely on these donations! Collecting: Pads, tampons, and panty liners! wings/without wings, super/regular, any type! We will also accept singles/spares! When: February 8th and 9th from 11am-1pm Where: Drop off your donations at the table outside of the Commons PIP Bonus: Donate 3 boxes, earn 1 PIP community service hour! Must be boxes of tampons, sanitary napkins, or panty liners (spares do not count towards a PIP hour). Make sure to give your name to the person at the table to earn your hour!! Feel free to reach out to nkesner@bu.edu with questions!
Contact: nkesner@bu.edu

19) BU Charitable Society First General Meeting
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When: Thursday, February 09, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: Room 209
What: The BU Charitable Society is a new group on campus whose goal is to help the community by fundraising for and raising awareness about various causes of the club’s choosing. This semester the cause will be mental health. The Executive Board will be hosting an informational meeting to share our plans for the semester and to hopefully find both a Public Relations and a Fundraising Chair for the organization.
Contact: bucharitablesociety@gmail.com

20) Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program - An inside look and how to get involved
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When: Thursday, February 09, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: TBA (See the Facebook link below)
What: Professor Gerard O’Connor will be speaking about how to get involved with the Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic including a new summer opportunity with the clinic. Plus, current students from the Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic and the Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic will join to talk about the experience, recommendations for classes and the workload associated with the clinics.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/126934601155114/
Contact: lawef@bu.edu

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Thanks and have a great week!

All the best,

Your SGA