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JD/LLM Speaker Series

Summer Starters Speaker Series 2013

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Careers in International Law Speaker Series 2012-13


Bob Treuhold
Partner, Shearman & Sterling

Treuhold discussed international careers in the law firm setting. As the former worldwide Managing Partner of Shearman & Sterling and a current leading international Capital Markets and M&A Partner, Treuhold discussed his career trajectory as well as the increasingly global nature of the legal profession.


David Shuford ’02, Mark Bolin ’11
Attorneys with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. and K&L Gates, LLP

Panelists discussed their job search and career path both in law school and afterward, the type of work they do on a day-to-day basis, and shared tips and career advice with students.


Jack Bobo
Senior Advisor at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs

Bobo discussed his work at the State Department, the career path that led him there, and shared career tips for students with interest in international trade and development.


Eugene Lao ’96
Deputy General Counsel at Zynga, Inc.

Lao will talk about his experiences for students with interest in international IP, emerging technologies, working in-house and securities regulations.


Philip Kennedy, William D. Harazin, Andrea Carska-Sheppard
Attorneys with Xerium Technologies, William D. Harazin, PLLC, and Smith Moore Leatherwood

Guests shared their experiences in a spectrum of areas, including: international procurement and construction, international business licensing and business contracts, import–export regulation, international trade sanctions, and NAFTA.


Gregory Jaffe
Director of Biotechnology Project at the Center for Science in the Public Interest

Jaffe discussed the complex and controversial legal and policy issues surrounding genetically modified foods, including their effects on human health and the environment.


Bobby Delonis
Senior Litigation Specialist in the Integrity Vice Presidency of the World Bank Group

Delonis talked about his experience working in cross-border project finance, intergovernmental organizations, and anti-corruption investigations. He also spoke about his career path and the types of positions at the World Bank.


Aya Kobori ’02
Senior Associate, White & Case

Kobori, who practices in the Global Competition and Commercial Litigation groups at White & Case, discussed her experience in multi-district commercial litigation, antitrust and corporate internal investigations.


JD/LLM in International & Comparative Law

Since 1985, Duke has offered select JD students the opportunity to pursue a dual degree in international and comparative law in three years and three summers. THe duke law jd/llm prepares students for the increasingly global practice of law by combining a rigorous legal curriculum with opportunities to work and study abroad, develop foreign language fluency, and network with duke's vibrant international llm student and alumni community.

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