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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of February 13, 2017

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of February 13, 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. Student Photographer Needed for Law Prom!
  2. Post-Follies Bar Review at The Landsdowne Pub!
  3. Cast Party at the Bostonian
  4. SGA/Outlaw Bar Review at Club Cafe!
  5. BU Law Alternate Bar Review
  6. BU Law Alumna Erika Canchola: Film Financing in Hollywood
  7. Library Certification Program
  8. Sign up NOW to be a Welcomer for Be Yourself Orientation and/or 1L Orientation!
  9. Live Well Learn Well Week 4: Art Challenge
  10. IPLS General Body Meeting and 2017-2018 E-Board Elections
  11. 1Ls Courses Revisited: Property Law
  12. Themis Bar Talk
  13. Public Interest and Government Speed Networking Reception
  14. "Learning the Law While Living Your Faith" Guest Speaker Prof, Kevin Outterson (Sponsored by LCF)
  15. The Legal Follies Present: Law Law Land
  16. LALSA's Roundtable Discussion: Diversity in Leadership
  17. JLSA Hannukah Party and Elections
  18. Black History Month Soiree
  19. Event for 1Ls - The Economics and Business Life of Law Firm Practice
  20. *Rescheduled* Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program - An inside look and how to get involved
  21. Goulston & Storrs Firm Visit
  22. Patent Law Panel
  23. Bridging the Gap between the Federal Courts and the United States Patent & Trademark Office: The Journal of Science and Technology Law Symposium
  24. 3L's - Are you ready for the bar exam? (Student Affairs wants to know)

Student Government Association

1) 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

2) 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

3) 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

4) SGA/Outlaw Bar Review at Club Cafe!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, February 23, 2017, 9:00 PM to Friday, February 24, 2017, 2:00 AM
Where: 209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116
What: SGA is proud to support BU Law’s LGBTQIA student organization! Outlaw's mission is to serve as both a personal and professional resource for queer-identified and allied students at our law school. This Thursday's bar review will honor this amazing student group at Club Café, a beloved South End hangout spot! Come celebrate with friends and enjoy the end of the week! The bar fills up quickly on Thursdays, so feel free to get there earlier to ensure that you don't have to wait in line! We look forward to seeing you all there.
Website: http://www.clubcafe.com/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

5) BU Law Alternate Bar Review
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 PM to Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2:00 AM
Where: 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

This Week

6) 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

7) 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

8) 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

9) 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

10) 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

11) 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

12) 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

13) 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

14) "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

15) 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

Next Week

16) LALSA's Roundtable Discussion: Diversity in Leadership
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When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Please join LALSA as we welcome attorneys of color to discuss their experiences and trajectory prior to becoming leaders in the Boston legal community. This event is open to all law students, and Raising Cane's Chicken and Georgetown Cupcakes will be served. Sponsored by Ropes & Gray LLP. Please contact Guil Massetti with any questions at massetti@bu.edu.
Contact: massetti@bu.edu

17) JLSA Hannukah Party and Elections
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When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: Come celebrate Hannukah fashionably late with the Jewish Law Students Association. We will have TONS of latkes and some desserts on Tuesday February 21st (Monday schedule) at 1pm in Room 410. We also will be hosting elections at the Hannukah party, so please come celebrate! We hope you all can make it! If you have any questions are are interested in running please contact bostonjlsa@gmail.com
Contact: hirsch93@bu.edu

18) Black History Month Soiree
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When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: The BU Black Law Students Association is hosting its 3rd Annual Black History Month Soiree. This event is a celebration of Black culture and community to close out the month dedicated to our history. Come celebrate with us and enjoy great food, music, and company! Attire: Cocktail/Classy Casual
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/255645858194940/
Contact: blsa.at.bu@gmail.com

19) Event for 1Ls - The Economics and Business Life of Law Firm Practice
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When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: What happened to the private law firm sector in recent years and where is the industry going? What are law firms doing to meet the challenge of an increasingly competitive environment? What implications do these industry trends have for new lawyers? How do law firms manage themselves? Kenneth Gordon and Arthur Greenberg invite you to join them for an informative, interactive and entertaining conversation about the macroeconomics and business fundamentals of the law firm enterprise. RSVP via Symplicity. Lunch will be served.

20) *Rescheduled* Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program - An inside look and how to get involved
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When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
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 (especially for 1Ls). Plus current students from the Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic and the Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic will join to talk about the experience, recommended for classes and workload associated with this clinic. Pizza will be served!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/212060165865783/
Contact: lawef@bu.edu

21) Goulston & Storrs Firm Visit
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When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: 400 Atlantic Ave. (Goulston & Storrs Office)
What: Goulston & Storrs' Real Estate attorneys are inviting the members of the Real Estate Association to a presentation on their work in the Seaport. There will be time available for Q&A. This is a great opportunity to network with attorneys at one of the best firms in Boston. If you are interested in working at Goulston & Storrs during your 2L summer 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. RSVP at the link below.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/271419266621416/
Contact: msl7@bu.edu

22) Patent Law Panel
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When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Where: Room 204
What: We will be hosting a panel of attorneys who work in patent litigation and patent prosecution to provide students with a better perspective of working in patent law on a day-to-day basis and the distinction between prosecution and litigation. This event will be particularly useful for 1Ls looking toward the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program (PLIP) and OCI. Following the panel and discussion, we will offer a limited number of one-on-one 15 minute resume reviews with the patent attorneys, who will provide detailed feedback about tailoring your resume for patent jobs and can answer any questions you may have regarding interviewing. If you are interested in participating in the resume review, please send your resume to buiplaw@gmail.com by Wednesday, February 22nd at 11:59pm. Slots will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Food will be provided!
Contact: buiplaw@gmail.com

23) Bridging the Gap between the Federal Courts and the United States Patent & Trademark Office: The Journal of Science and Technology Law Symposium
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When: Friday, February 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Room 212
What: In the past five years, the landscape of intellectual property litigation has changed dramatically. Most notably, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011, created several new administrative alternatives to patent litigation. This Symposium will examine the resulting relationship between the federal courts and the administrative bodies tasked with implementing the AIA. The goals of this Symposium are (1) to provide an opportunity to “bridge the gap” between the scholar and the practitioner by examining how the AIA’s foundational tenants and nuances are used and understood in academia and in practice, and (2) to create a dialogue whereby academics and practitioners can learn from one another and share their insights with students. In particular, the Symposium will look at the tensions created between the courts, especially the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the administrative bodies involved in the procedures established by the AIA. Panel topics will include alternative proceedings for patents within the administrative system resulting from the AIA, the relationship between those alternative proceedings and traditional proceedings in the courts, and the relationship between the Constitution and these administrative proceedings more generally.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/law/2016/08/09/the-journal-of-science-and-technology-law-symposium/
Contact: mackelle@bu.edu

24) 3L's - Are you ready for the bar exam? (Student Affairs wants to know)
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When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: BU School of Law (Room TBA)
What: Do you have questions about the bar exam? Do you want to receive access to one of the premier preparation programs for the multi-state bar exam (MBE- multiple-choice section of every state's bar exam)? Student Affairs, with the support of Dean O'Rourke, is glad to provide a bar prep session and kick-start review on Saturday, February 25th from 9am-1pm. During this session, participants will (1) get access to online and hard-copy preparation tools for the bar exam from PMBR (a Kaplan-owned company); (2) get a tutorial on the best strategies for reviewing the 1L topics tested on the MBE; and (3) have your questions answered as you prepare your bar applications and think about the bar exam. Participants must register through Dean Muir's email or by contacting Student Affairs (617-353-3127). Please direct any questions to studaff@bu.edu.
Contact: studaff@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