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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of April 03, 2017

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of April 03, 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: Issues on Diversity & Inclusion
  2. Bar Review at O'Leary's!
  3. Karaoke Bar Review at Lansdowne Pub!
  4. IRAP Bake Sale
  5. WLA's Classes & Clinics Conversation
  6. Immigrants' Rights & Human Trafficking Program Info Session
  7. Legacy Series Film Screening of 13th
  8. Energy and Environmental Law Society Elections
  9. First Year Journal Preview Fair
  10. American Constitution Society Executive Board Elections
  11. The Max M. Shapiro Lecture, Presented by Peter McCausland ('74) and Daniel Neff
  12. Federalist Society: Religious Liberty
  13. Academic Enrichment: Course Selection Panel
  14. End of Semester Celebration Hosted by Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries
  15. WLA and Outlaw's Clothing Drive
  16. Tickling Giants | Boston University School of Law
  17. CESLA Red Sox Outing
  18. Evidence of the Law: Providing Legal Claims

Student Government Association

1) Community Affairs ("CA") Meeting: Issues on Diversity & Inclusion
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Who: Student Government Association
When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Please join SGA for its last Community Affairs Meeting of the year! This meeting will focus on issues of diversity and inclusion and will be a chance for students to share their concerns, thoughts, and suggestions pertaining to such issues. As always, though, all concerns and issues are welcomed in this forum so please feel free to come! There will also be food!
Website: http://sites.bu.edu/sgalaw/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

2) Bar Review at O'Leary's!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, April 06, 2017, 9:00 PM to Friday, April 07, 2017, 2:00 AM
Where: O'Leary's, 1010 Beacon St Brookline, MA 02446
What: Come celebrate the start of April at this week's bar review! O'Leary's Irish pub & Restaurant is a Brookline favorite, right on the Brookline/Boston border. Great music, tasty bar food and an awesome variety of drinks make this bar the perfect spot to unwind with friends! We look forward to seeing you all there.
Website: http://sites.bu.edu/sgalaw/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

3) Karaoke Bar Review at Lansdowne Pub!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:00 PM to Friday, April 14, 2017, 2:00 AM
Where: 9 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
What: It's officially Red Sox season and spring has sprung! Come celebrate with friends and sing your heart out at Lansdowne, a Fenway favorite with Thursday night karaoke! We look forward to seeing you all there!
Website: http://www.lansdownepubboston.com/menu/
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

This Week

4) IRAP Bake Sale
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When: Monday, April 03, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: McClausland Commons
What: The BU Law chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project will host a bake sale to raise funds for one of our client's medical exams. It is a pricy procedure that he cannot afford on his own, so we are hoping to raise $350 to cover this expense for him. Come buy some baked goods to support one of our clients! What is IRAP? IRAP is a U.S.-based non-profit that utilizes a model of law school chapters to take on cases of refugees and asylum seekers abroad. Groups of students partner with attorneys to represent these individuals. The BU Chapter currently has four cases as well as a policy team that organizes events to support our clients and raise awareness of the issues refugees face.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/197690164058451/?notif_t=plan_user_joined¬if_id=1490146987854385
Contact: corbettr@bu.edu

5) WLA's Classes & Clinics Conversation
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When: Monday, April 03, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: Bring your lunch and come talk to your mentor and other upperclassmen about classes, clinics, and what to expect your 2L year. All are welcome!
Contact: nkesner@bu.edu

6) Immigrants' Rights & Human Trafficking Program Info Session
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When: Monday, April 03, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 420
What: Please join Professors Julie Dahlstrom and Sarah Sherman-Stokes to learn about the *new* Immigrants' Rights and Human Trafficking Program. Learn how you can gain important lawyering skills by representing immigrant clients and/or victims of human trafficking. You will also hear from students who have participated in the past and learn how to enroll in the program.Contact Professor Julie Dahlstrom at jadahl@bu.edu or Professor Sarah Sherman-Stokes at sstokes@bu.edu for more information.
Website: https://www.bu.edu/law/academics/jd-degree/clinics-externships/immigrants-rights-human-trafficking-program
Contact: sstokes@bu.edu

7) Legacy Series Film Screening of 13th
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When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Room 102
What: Join Student Affairs, BLSA, and the Criminal Law Clinic for a free screening of Ava DuVernay's 13th. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by: David Rossman, Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Law Clinic Gerald Leonard, Professor of Law Wendy Kaplan, Clinical Associate Professor of Law Karen Pita Loor, Clinical Associate Professor of Law Pamela Lightsey, Associate Dean for Community Life & Lifelong Learning & Clinical Assistant Professor of Contextual Theology & Practice Pizza served at 4pm. The Movie begins at 4:30pm.
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

8) Energy and Environmental Law Society Elections
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When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 4:40 PM
Where: Room 204
What: The Energy and Environmental Law Society will have its executive board elections for the 2017-2018 academic year on Wednesday April 5th, from 4:00-4:40pm in room 204. We will have a few minutes at the start for candidates to talk about what positions they are interested in. We encourage every law student who has attended at least one event to run for a position. The four available positions are President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Candidates may run for multiple positions. This is a great way to meet energy and/or environmental law attorneys in the Boston area, to build your network, and to learn what jobs are available to you. You are welcome to come to the election even if you aren't running for a position. For those who are interested in running for a position but have not yet contacted the current Board, please feel free to send an email to rwatsky@bu.edu with your name and the position you are interested in running for. Please be prepared to speak for a few minutes at the start of the elections about why you want to run for a position. If you cannot make the meeting but would still like to run, please email us a short statement. There will be food and (nonalcoholic) drinks at the elections.
Contact: rwatsky@bu.edu

9) First Year Journal Preview Fair
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When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 from 5:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Law Auditorium
What: Dear Class of 2019: There will be a Journal Preview Fair on April 5 from 5:15 to 7:00 PM to introduce the 1Ls to BU's six student-run law journals and to discuss the writing competition. From 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM there will be a mandatory information session in the Law Auditorium and from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM there will an informal, optional, meet-and-greet in each of the journal offices (dinner will be provided). Anybody unable to attend the information session should contact Garrett Miller directly at gamiller@bu.edu.
Contact: gamiller@bu.edu

10) American Constitution Society Executive Board Elections
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When: Thursday, April 06, 2017 from 4:10 AM to 5:10 AM
Where: Room 203
What: The American Constitution Society will be holding e-Board elections for the upcoming 2017-18 school year on Thursday, April 6th to fill the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to be involved as a student leader and would like to show future employers that they possess strong leadership qualities. More importantly, this is a prime opportunity for any law student who is passionate about forming discussions, dialogues, and debates that help contribute to a progressive vision of our Constitution and laws, especially as we endure a Trump presidency that exhibits open hostility towards our judiciary, as well as other values and institutions. If you are interested in running for an e-Board position, please email acslawbuchapter@gmail.com by 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 5th to submit your candidacy.
Contact: acslawbuchapter@gmail.com

11) The Max M. Shapiro Lecture, Presented by Peter McCausland ('74) and Daniel Neff
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When: Thursday, April 06, 2017 from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 102
What: Bidders and Targets, Directors, Shareholder and Advisors in Takeover Battles: When Does Zealous Advocacy Cross the Line? Airgas, the industrial gas company that Peter McCausland founded in 1982, faced a hostile takeover bid in 2010 from Air Products. The two Pennsylvania companies eventually went to court, where Mr. McCausland triumphed in his bid to retain control of Airgas. In 2016, he sold Airgas to Paris-based L’Air Liquide for double the amount that Air Products had offered six years earlier. Mr. McCausland will review the storyline of Airgas’ hostile takeover bid from Air Products and Daniel A. Neff will outline the legal framework that was used to win their case. All professors, law students, graduate students, undergraduates, alumni and the general public are welcome to attend the lecture.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/law/news-events/events-calendar/?eid=193033
Contact: lawevent@bu.edu

12) Federalist Society: Religious Liberty
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When: Thursday, April 06, 2017 from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Where: Room 204
What: The Federalist Society is hosting a speaker from the Heritage Foundation. Join us for an engaging discussion on religious liberty! Food will be provided.
Contact: kdepangh@bu.edu

Next Week

13) Academic Enrichment: Course Selection Panel
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When: Monday, April 10, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Barristers Hall
What: Hear from 2Ls and 3Ls about popular course options for next year! Part 1- 1:00-1:30pm 2Ls & 3Ls will share their experiences in the following popular upper-level courses you may be considering: Corporations, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Tax, Wills, Trusts & Estate Part 2- 1:30-2:00pm Visit tables staffed by students who share your interest(s) in the following areas: Health Law, Intellectual Property, Public Interest, Criminal, Civil (Human Rights/Immigration/Legal Aid), International Law, Transactional Practice, Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Undecided
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

14) End of Semester Celebration Hosted by Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries
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When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: 3rd Floor Reading Room
What: Take a break from classes and exam prep, and join the law library for an end of the year celebration with wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres to mark another school year in the books. (See what we did there!) We will be checking identification for beer and wine, make sure to have your id on you. We are looking forward to celebrating with you.

15) WLA and Outlaw's Clothing Drive
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When: From Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 10:00 AM to Thursday, April 13, 2017, 3:00 PM
Where: McCausland Commons
What: Outlaw and WLA are co-hosting our annual clothing drive to benefit queer youth. This year all donations will go to BAGLY, an organization that provides support for Queer and Transgender youth in Massachusetts. Put your spring cleaning to good use and help support a marginalized community that is in need! All donations must be washed prior to donations, please!!
Contact: rloring@bu.edu

16) Tickling Giants | Boston University School of Law
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When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Room 102
What: Seating is limited. Register to guarantee a spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tickling-giants-boston-university-school-of-law-registration-33326320923 This event is free and open to the public. Please join Boston University School of Law, IRAP, International Law Society, CESLA, Immigration & Policy Law Society and the Middle Eastern & South Asian Law Students Association on Wednesday, April 12th at 5pm for a special screening of Tickling Giants. The screening will be held in room 102. Watch the trailer: http://bit.ly/2hSoBHe About the film: In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef creates the satirical show, "Al Bernameg," which quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode. But, in a country where free speech is not settled law, his show becomes as controversial as it is popular. Despite increasing danger, Bassem employs comedy, not violence, to comment on hypocrisy in media, politics, and religion. Tickling Giants follows the "Al Bernameg" team as they discover democracy is not easily won.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1838333606489624/
Contact: corbettr@bu.edu

17) CESLA Red Sox Outing
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When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 7:10 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Fenway Park
What: Join CESLA for a relaxing night with America's favorite pastime and a Red Sox win! The Red Sox will be playing the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:10pm. Tickets can be purchased on the link below for $40 each! The ticket price is for a single entry ticket to the game. Physical tickets will be distributed during the week of the game. Seats will be located in Section 92 in Row 12/13! Hurry, the supply is limited so get your tickets quickly! However, be aware there are no refunds!
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cesla-red-sox-baseball-game-spring-2017-tickets-32360923393
Contact: CESLA@bu.edu

18) Evidence of the Law: Providing Legal Claims
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When: Friday, April 14, 2017 from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Barristers Hall
What: This symposium celebrates the publication of Evidence of the Law: Proving Legal Claims, authored by BU Law Professor Gary Lawson. Commentators include: Lawrence B. Solum, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Georgetown; Scott Brewer, Professor of Law, Harvard; Hugh Baxter, Professor of Law & Philosophy, Boston University. Please see website for more information.
Website: https://www.bu.edu/law/2017/03/08/evidence-of-the-law-proving-legal-claims/
Contact: mackelle@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