Friday Reminder: September 27, 2013





Happy Friday!  We have made it through another week of the fall semester.  Hard to believe that next week is October already!  Time is flying right by! 


Final Reminder:  Please fill out our admissions/orientation questionnaire if you have not already done so!  Today is the last day and I would really love to have your feedback.  Please see more information below.


Here are this week’s reminders:


1)      UPCOMING EVENT: Pro Bono Information Session: Monday, September 30th from 1:00-2:00 pm in room 570.  Please join us for a valuable introductory program on BU Law’s Pro Bono program and how LLM students can get involved.  The Office of Professional Development will explain the process for joining the program, fulfilling the Pro Bono Pledge, and how to apply for pro bono opportunities. 


2)      UPCOMING EVENT: ISIP Information Session: Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 pm in Room 520.  Please join the Office of Professional Development for an Information Session on ISIP (the New York University Job Fair) for Foreign-trained LLM Students.  ISIP is only open to students who have not received a JD from the U.S.


3)      UPCOMING EVENT: Pro Bono Kick-off! Thursday, October 10, 2013, Barristers.  Please join us for a celebration to Kick-Off the Pro Bono Program and an opportunity to honor alumna Kelly Bates (’94),  recipient of the Victor J. Garo Public Service Award. Hear her talk about her pro bono and public service work and learn ways in which you can build pro bono service into your law school experience and career as an attorney.  RSVP:  


4)      UPCOMING EVENT: Health & Life Sciences Conference, October 18, 2013, in the School of Management (SMG – 595 Commonwealth Ave).  The MBA students at SMG are holding the inaugural Health & Life Sciences conference in October.  It should be a great event and I encourage you to attend if interested! 


5)      UPCOMING EVENT: New England Seafood Dinner at Summer Shack on Wednesday, October 22nd  from 7:00 -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, coleslaw, corn bread and rolls, and ending with a seasonal dessert.  The cost for dinner is $25 for students and $35 for guests (not including children, who can attend for free).  There is a limit of one guest per person (again, not including children).  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.  If you are interested in joining us for this dinner (and I hope you are!) please sign up and pay in the OGIP by Tuesday, October 15th


6)      ONGOING: Chaplain for International Students.  BU has appointed a Chaplain specifically for International students.  Reverend Brittany Longsdorf hosts many weekly events specifically for International students here at BU.  Some of these events include: weekly Tuesday dinners, Monday morning meditation sessions at Marsh, and a Saturday morning global scripture study.  If you would like to learn more or to join this community, take a look at this BU Today article profiling the new position and program ( and the International Ministry Flyer (      


7)      REMINDER:   Online Admissions QuestionnaireAs a reminder, we are still collecting responses to the admissions and orientation questionnaire.  Please take a moment to submit your feedback if you have not already done so.  This is very important and we would really appreciate your thoughts.  We kindly ask you to complete the short online questionnaire by TODAY Friday, September 27th at the following website: you in advance for helping us improve our services!


8)      REMINDER: Course Verification.  Course Verification will run through this Monday, September 30!  After Monday, you are responsible for the classes listed on your schedule.  This process is for your benefit, as any mistakes on your schedule after September 30th will remain there for the rest of the semester and you will be responsible for those incorrect classes. 


9)      REMINDER: Read the Student Handbook.  Attached to this email is the LL.M. Student Handbook, which includes information on the ALP program, law school and university resources and policies, as well as Academic and Disciplinary Regulations for all students.  This information will be posted on the website shortly.  You are responsible for knowing and adhering to these policies, so please take some time to read the Handbook carefully. 


10)  REMINDER: Backpack Safety! BU Today released a story about how to purchase, pack, and wear backpacks appropriately as not to overwhelm yourself.  Read more here:  Please also remember that you have a locker available to help store those large books and winter coats!


11)  REMINDER: Fire Safety!  BU Today has also put together some fire safety tips that everyone should read and be aware of.  Please take a look when you have a moment:


12)  REMINDER: New Spring Offering! We have added a new course offering for IP this spring.  If you are interested in Intellectual Property and Economics, I encourage you to consider enrolling.  Please see more information below: 

a.      Course Information:  The Economics of Intellectual Property Law, Tuesdays 2:10 – 4:10 (spring), Professor Keith Hylton 

b.      Course Description: This seminar will explore the economics of intellectual property law.  There are no prerequisites.  The readings for the seminar will consist of Cass and Hylton, Laws of Creation (2013), and several cases and articles.  The seminar will emphasize understanding the policy justifications for the major doctrines in intellectual property.  The topics studied will include patent law, copyright law, trademark law, trade secret law, and the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property.


13)  REMINDER: Temporary Insurance Cards. In order to print your card, follow this link: the ‘Print ID Card’ text on the right, enter your BU ID number (no spaces or dashes), and your date of birth.  From here, you can print a copy of your insurance card.


14)  BIRTHDAYS!  Happy birthday to Rebecca Jeup and Hyde Silva!  Rebecca celebrates her birthday tomorrow, Saturday, September 28th and Hyde celebrates her birthday on Thursday, October 3rd.  Please join me in wishing both Rebecca and Hyde a very happy birthday!


15)  Fun Tip of the Week: Seafood! Enjoy the Boston Seafood Festival on Saturday, September 28th at the Bank of America Pavilion.  The event begins at 10am and goes until 10pm.  There will be food vendors, kids’ activities, chef demonstrations, an oyster shucking contest, music, and much more!  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here


As always, please let me know if you have any questions. 


Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!




Shannon Supitkowsky, Assistant Director

Graduate & International Programs, Boston University School of Law