Law Student Association January Newsletter
Here is our January monthly newsletter!
Events Occurring in January:
LSA First Annual Speed Interviewing Program: Do you need to brush up on your interview skills of want to help out a 1L who does? On Wednesday, January 28th, from 5-7pm, the LSA will hold the First Annual Speed Interviewing Program for 1Ls and 2Ls in the Yellow Room. We invite you to sign up to either be interviewed by 3Ls or to conduct mock interviews of 1Ls as part of this program.
The Program will be set up much like speed dating to simulate the experience of having several back-to-back screening interviews. During the first hour, 1Ls and 2Ls will spend three 20-minute increments in mock interviews, each time with different interviewers. Only 3Ls will interview 2Ls, and both 2Ls and 3Ls will interview 1Ls. The 1L and 2L interviewees will rotate among the interviewers at the sound of a bell or whistle. After the first hour, we will hold an hour-long Q&A session. Food will be provided.
The program is open to interviewees on a first-sign-up/first-serve basis. If you are a 2L or 3L and are interested in participating as a mock interviewer or mock interviewee, you must sign up by Monday January 19th by contacting Jane Shtilman at email@example.com. 1Ls, you will be able to sign up for an interview slot after receiving an email on Monday, January 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Shtilman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law Prom: Save the date! Law Prom will be held on March 20, 2009 at the Taj Hotel in Downtown Boston!
Community Tax Aid of Boston: Looking for volunteers! Interested in a short-term service opportunity? The CTA is a non-profit corporation providing tax assistance to low-income and elderly taxpayers in Boston. CTA volunteers prepare tax returns one day a week, for two to three hours, for six weeks during the tax filing season between February 2, 2009 until March 30, 2009 at the latest. There are center locations in various neighborhoods, including Allston, Dorchester, Roxbury, the South End, and Charlestown (the need is currently greatest in the South End and Charlestown). No prior tax experience is required! A mandatory training session for volunteers will be held on Saturday, January 24th from 9:00am-12:30pm at Northeastern University. For more information, as well as details on how to sign up, visit http://www.ctaboston.org/volunteers.html
Donations for Rosie’s Place: There is a box in the Yellow Room for donations to Rosie’s Place, a shelter that provides emergency and long-term assistance to poor and homeless women. Please consider making a donation; they will be collected until February 18th. Rosie’s place is looking for:
-clean, in-season women’s clothing, particularly nightgowns, slippers, new underwear, bras and socks
-Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes (regular and travel sizes are appreciated)
-Non-perishable food items, particularly canned vegetables and fruits, cereal, peanut butter, pasta, non-refrigerated juices and rice
-Buttons and jewelry
For more information, email Liz Monnin-Browder at Monninbr@bc.edu
Apartment Listings for Summer Housing: If you are looking for a place to live this summer or need a summer subletter, check out the Apartment Listings on the BCLSA Marketplace: http://www.bclsa.org/forum_apartments/
As always, email email@example.com with questions. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!
LSA Publicity Committee Co-Chairs: Tori Santoro and Stacy Hadeka
Kelly Reardon, President
Lindsay Jansen, Vice President
Alex Berrio Matamoros, Treasurer
Grace Twesigye, Secretary