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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of February 06, 2017

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of February 06, 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. BU Law Alternate Bar Review on Friday, Feb. 24!
  2. BU Law Prom!
  3. BU Law Bar Review at The Beehive!
  4. PIP-SGA Service Day: February 11, 2017!
  5. Student Photographer Needed for Law Prom!
  6. Post-Follies Bar Review at The Landsdowne Pub!
  7. Cast Party at the Bostonian
  8. Library Certification Program: Legal Research Skills for Practice
  9. Sign-up for free tickets to see "Emmeline" with Prof. Lahav!
  10. Live Well, Learn Well Challenge Week 4: Community Engagement
  11. The Twelfth Annual Pike Lecture, featuring Chairman Jeffrey Sánchez
  12. The Law and Social Media: Free Speech Online
  13. Welcomer Info Session
  14. MBA Law School Civility and Professionalism Program
  15. Feminine Hygiene Product Drive
  16. BU Charitable Society First General Meeting
  17. Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program - An inside look and how to get involved
  18. BU Law Alumna Erika Canchola: Film Financing in Hollywood
  19. Library Certification Program
  20. Sign up NOW to be a Welcomer for Be Yourself Orientation and/or 1L Orientation!
  21. Live Well Learn Well Week 4: Art Challenge
  22. IPLS General Body Meeting and 2017-2018 E-Board Elections
  23. 1Ls Courses Revisited: Property Law
  24. Themis Bar Talk
  25. Public Interest and Government Speed Networking Reception
  26. "Learning the Law While Living Your Faith" Guest Speaker Prof, Kevin Outterson (Sponsored by LCF)
  27. The Legal Follies Present: Law Law Land

Student Government Association

1) 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

2) 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

3) 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

4) 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

5) Student Photographer Needed for Law Prom!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Monday, February 13, 2017, 1:00 PM to Monday, March 13, 2017, 1:00 PM
Where: Law Prom
What: Is photography one of your hobbies? We are looking to hire a student photographer with professional camera supplies for Law Prom on March 18. Please contact us at sgalaw@bu.edu if you are interested in learning more!
Website: http://sites.bu.edu/sgalaw/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

6) Post-Follies Bar Review at The Landsdowne Pub!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, February 16, 2017, 10:00 PM to Friday, February 17, 2017, 2:00 AM
Where: The Landsdowne Pub, 9 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
What: Continue the "Law Law Land" fun at The Landsdowne Pub, a Fenway favorite with Thursday night karaoke! We look forward to seeing you all there!
Website: http://sites.bu.edu/sgalaw/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

7) Cast Party at the Bostonian
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Friday, February 17, 2017, 11:00 PM to Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:00 AM
Where: Bostonia Public House, 131 State St
What: After enjoying Follies, come to the official after party for the Friday night show. The Bostonia (conveniently located near Boston Common) has great drinks and live music! Even if you are going to Follies on another night, or you were planning on staying home (which is a shame), come to the Bostonia Public House! The address is: 131 State St, Boston. We are excited to see you all there!
Website: http://bostoniapublichouse.com/
Contact: shockett@bu.edu

This Week

8) 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

9) 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

10) 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

11) 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

12) 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

13) 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

14) 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

15) 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

16) 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

17) 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

Next Week

18) BU Law Alumna Erika Canchola: Film Financing in Hollywood
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When: Monday, February 13, 2017 from 4:30 AM to 6:30 AM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: Ms. Canchola is a BU Law Alumna who works in legal finance for motion pictures in Hollywood. Ms. Canchola will describe her line of work as an entertainment lawyer, speaking about legal finance, employment, intellectual property, and business affairs concerns relating to the film industry. Some of her recent work: Fury (Brad Pitt), Grace & Frankie (on Netflix), Still Alice (Julianne Moore), Lee Daniel’s The Butler, and more! Hosted by the BU Law Alumni Association and CESLA (Communications, Entertainment, and Sports Law Association).
Contact: mshany@bu.edu

19) Library Certification Program
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When: From Monday, February 13, 2017, 10:00 AM to Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 1:30 PM
Where: Rm. 336
What: Court Documents Instructor: Stefanie Weigmann • sweig@bu.edu Dates: Monday, February 13 10:00am • Tuesday, February 14 1:30pm Looking for a docket sheet to see the status of a case? Need a brief? Court documents is a universe unto itself. Some court documents are easy to find and others are impossible. Come learn how to manage the complex, but important realm of court documents. We will investigate PACER, Bloomberg Law, Lexis CourtLink, and state and federal court docket websites. People Research Instructor: Shira Megerman • megerman@bu.edu Dates: Monday, February 13 2:30pm • Tuesday, February 14 9:00am Ever needed to find an address, phone number, or social media profile for a person? Come learn how to use public records and research strategies to locate birth certificates, property records, facebook profiles, and more!
Website: http://lawlibraryguides.bu.edu/certification
Contact: megerman@bu.edu

20) Sign up NOW to be a Welcomer for Be Yourself Orientation and/or 1L Orientation!
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When: From Monday, February 13, 2017, 11:00 AM to Monday, February 20, 2017, 11:55 PM
Where: BU Law
What: Dear 1Ls and 2Ls: Sign up NOW to be a Welcomer for Be Yourself Orientation and/or 1L Orientation! We need your enthusiasm, knowledge and ideas to make this year's Orientation better than ever! Use the link below to complete the short application by Monday, February 20 at 11:55 pm: More info and sign-up link here: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6XPQxkCkoNJWgqp Questions? E-mail Jill Collins for more information.
Website: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6XPQxkCkoNJWgqp
Contact: jcollin3@bu.edu

21) Live Well Learn Well Week 4: Art Challenge
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When: From Monday, February 13, 2017, 12:00 PM to Friday, February 17, 2017, 11:00 PM
Where: Various Locations
What: Did you know that your BU ID gains you free access to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Gardner Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra? Take in the arts this week to participate in this week's Wellness Challenge, and post a photo of you and/or a friend for a chance to win 2 tickets to a BU Arts Initiative sponsored event!
Website: https://www.bu.edu/law/current-students/student-affairs-programs-resources/student-affairs-office/
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

22) IPLS General Body Meeting and 2017-2018 E-Board Elections
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When: Monday, February 13, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: At this meeting, we will be electing the 2017-2018 Executive Board for IP Law Society from this year's class of 1Ls. We hold elections early in the semester so that the new E-Board has a chance to shadow the current officers and participate in planning one event for the spring semester. We will also go over our schedule of events for the semester and there will be food! If you are unable to attend but are interested in running for one of the executive board positions, please send an email to buiplaw@gmail.com with your name and a brief description of your interest in the position, which we will read for you during the meeting.
Contact: katsulis@bu.edu

23) 1Ls Courses Revisited: Property Law
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When: Monday, February 13, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 413
What: Join WLA and the Student Affairs Critical Conversations program as the 1L property faculty discuss areas of property law through a critical lens. Moderated by Natasha Varyani, Associate Director for Academic Enrichment
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

24) Themis Bar Talk
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When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: Themis will be holding a bar talk to discuss different aspects of the bar exam, and features of the Themis prep courses. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get your questions answered! Pizza will be served. This event is hosted by BLSA.
Website: https://bublsa.wordpress.com
Contact: blsa.at.bu@gmail.com

25) Public Interest and Government Speed Networking Reception
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When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: Are you looking for a job for this summer? Are you considering working as a public interest or government attorney in the short or long term or unsure what "public interest law" means? Come to PIP/CDO's Public Interest Speed Networking Reception to meet attorneys who practice in a wide variety of public interest and government settings. Students will rotate in small groups, allowing you to get to know and ask questions of up to ten attorneys. A cocktail reception will follow.
Website: RSVP in Symplicity
Contact: mshortsl@bu.edu

26) "Learning the Law While Living Your Faith" Guest Speaker Prof, Kevin Outterson (Sponsored by LCF)
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When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Where: Room 518
What: Join LCF for a guest speaker event with Professor Kevin Outterson,"Learning the Law While Living Your Faith," a testimony. Snacks will be provided. Kevin Outterson is the N. Neal Pike Scholar at the Law School and the Executive Director and Co-Founder of CARB-X, which was recently awarded $350 million to accelerate global antibacterial innovation. Professor Outterson is a proud parent to 4 daughters and a grandparent twice over, with his wife of over 30 years, Marya. Before teaching, Professor Outterson was a partner at two major US law firms. Lawyers Christian Fellowship (LCF) is an interdenominational student group that meets weekly for Bible study and fellowship. We attend an annual fall retreat in New Hampshire with other Boston graduate students and host a Christian speaker event in the spring. People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.
Website: http://bulcf.weebly.com/
Contact: tleary@bu.edu

27) The Legal Follies Present: Law Law Land
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When: From Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00 PM to Saturday, February 18, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: GSU Auditorium
What: Come see BU Law's premier, fan favorite, and only sketch group put on the performance of a life time. Law Law Land, a show that will make you laugh and cry (tears of joy). This show was written by law school students and stars law school students. Also being featured is CONTRABAND, an amazing band composed of... you guessed it... law students. The show is Feb 16th, 17th, and 18th at 7 pm in the GSU, right next to the law school. You can get your tickets at: https://legalfollieslawlawland.eventbrite.com/ (For only fifteen dollars!!) Afterwards, come celebrate with the cast on the 16th at Landsdowne and the 17th at the Bostonia Public House!
Website: https://legalfollieslawlawland.eventbrite.com/
Contact: shockett@bu.edu

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Thanks and have a great week!

All the best,

Your SGA