Friday Reminder: October 5, 2012









Hello, All!


Happy Friday!  I hope everyone enjoyed all of yesterday’s events!  It was a busy day (and night) and hopefully everyone got a chance to attend at least one of the events. 


Next Wednesday, October 10th is our annual New England Seafood Dinner Event at Summer Shack in Cambridge!  Mark your calendars for the event and see more details below.


Here are this week’s reminders:


1)    MONDAY: Holiday: University Closed. Monday, October 8th is Columbus Day, a national holiday!  Accordingly, on Monday there will be no classes and the OGIP will be closedOn Tuesday, October 9, classes will follow a Monday schedule.  That means you should attend your Monday classes on Tuesday next week. 

2)    WEDNESDAY: Lobster Dinner at Summer Shack in Cambridge, Wednesday, October 10th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  Summer Shack is known for its top quality lobster dishes and fresh New England seafood.  We’ll enjoy a three-course dinner feast, starting off with an appetizer of steamed clams and mussels, moving on to a steamed 1 ¼ pound lobster entrée with clam chowder, corn on the cob, cole slaw, corn bread and rolls, and ending with a seasonal dessert.  Non-alcoholic beverages are included, and there is a cash bar available in the restaurant for those who wish to purchase alcohol.  If you have food allergies or don’t eat lobster, please inform us ahead of time and we can order an alternative meal for you. 


3)    WEDNESDAY: 2012 University Lecture, Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00.  Professor Tamar Frankel has been honored by being chosen to give the 2012 University Lecture.  Her topic is "The Ponzi Scheme Puzzle: The Stories Behind Some of the Biggest Liars in History" (the subject of her new book with Oxford University Press). She will give the Lecture on Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Tsai Performance Center (first floor of the College of Arts and Sciences), 685 Commonwealth Avenue (please see the attached flyer).


4)    THURSDAY: Professional Development Event: Mark Jackson From Westlaw, Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 12:30-2:00 in Room 570.  The Office of Professional Development has invited Mark Jackson from Westlaw to come give a presentation on how to use Westlaw to find positions by state.  There is no need to RSVP for this event, just show up and enjoy!   

5)    THURSDAY: The CDO invites you to participate in its annual pro bono kick-off event on Thursday, October 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Barristers Hall.  Find out how to get involved in the pro-bono program and draw inspiration from the distinguished Victor J. Garo Award Recipients Hon. Vieri Volterra ('59) and Namita Mani ('03).


6)    UPCOMING EVENTS:  BU's Road to Washington: Brownbag Conversations on the 2012 American Elections, October 18 and November 8 at 12:30 pm and October 30 at 7:00 pm in the GSU Conference Auditorium on the 2nd floor.  With the conventions behind us and the debates here in front of us, join experts from the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Communication for timely conversations on the 2012 American Elections.  To register or for more information, visit the Road to Washington web page.   Feel free to bring your lunch to the discussion.

7)    Photo Book Available!  The photo book of 1Ls, LL.M. in American law students, transfer and visiting students is now online at  You will need to put in your BU login and Kerberos password to access the book. 

8)    Writing Support is available for your seminar research papers!  Many of you are taking seminars this semester and, therefore, are writing research papers of some length.  We are aware that writing an “academic” paper at a United States law school is new for you – and that several of you have asked for additional support.  Therefore, we have made arrangements for one of the LL.M. writing instructors – Christine Durkin -- to be available to offer guidance and support on your seminar papers, as needed.  Christine has been an LL.M. writing instructor for nearly ten years and has also participated in the Summer Legal English Program at CELOP. She will be available to help you structure and organize your papers and also review them for grammar and word-choice issues.   She won’t offer substantive comments on the legal aspects of your papers -- nor will she help you conduct any research -- but will instead help you express yourselves clearly and succinctly.  If you would like to avail yourself of Christine’s assistance, you should email your paper to her at to make appropriate arrangements.  Be sure to include your deadline when emailing the paper to Christine.

9)    Tentative Exam Schedules are now posted.  Please note that both the first year and upper class exam schedules are tentative and subject change.

10) Happy Birthday to Rosa Rojas Romero! Rosa celebrates her birthday today Friday, October 5thPlease wish her a happy birthday when you see her.

11) Fun Tip of the Week: Visit the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston!

Hop on a Green Line E train and get off at the Museum of Fine Arts stop to explore the amazing art the MFA houses!  Also, be sure to bring your Boston University Terrier ID Card as this will allow you free admission to the museum.  Yes…free!  Exhibits range from installations to photography to traditional watercolors.  For a complete list of exhibits currently being shown, please go to the MFA’s exhibitions page.  


Enjoy the long weekend!