Duke Law Club of New York

Upcoming Events

Duke Discussion: "After DOMA and Prop 8: Views from Dukies in the Academy and the Courtroom” - April 17, 2014
Alumni in the area are welcome to attend a discussion entitled, "The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8." The speakers include policy professor Neil Siegel A.B. '94, A.M.'95 and Christopher Dusseault J.D. ‘94, who represented the individuals who successfully challenged California’s Proposition 8.
The event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and is presented by Duke Law, DukeNY, and the Duke LGBT Alumni Network. Learn more and RSVP here. Questions? Contact Erica Gavin at ericalberg@verizon.net.

Duke Alums Engage - April 26, 2014
Alums, family, and friends are welcome to volunteer at The Children's Aid Society at their Dunlevy Milbank Community Center in Central Harlem. The project will offer medical services, sports activities and wellness workshops. It will take place from 9:00am - 3:30pm. Register here. Questions? Contact Jack Boyd '85.


Past Events

"Guns and America: Stopping the Violence without Fighting Each Other" - March 13, 2014
Alums in the community joined together for a panel discussion on Gun Control. The event took place from 6:30-9:00p.m. at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP. Panelists included Professor Christopher H. Schroeder, Duke University School of Law, Professor Philip J. Cook, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, Elizabeth Avore, JD’06, Senior Counsel, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Professor Nick Johnson, Fordham University School of Law, and Professor James B. Jacobs, New York University School of Law.

Alumni and Admitted Student Reception - March 4, 2014
Alumni joined Dean David F. Levi at a reception to welcome prospective students recently admitted to Duke Law School. The event took place from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Fifth Annual Duke Law School International Alumni and Student Reception and Dinner - January 23, 2014
Alumni gathered together for a reception and dinner and engaged with the current class of LLM students. The reception started at 5:00 p.m. and the dinner followed at 8:00 p.m. The event included special guest speaker Susanne I. Haas L’85 & ‘87.

Duke Law New York Cocktail Hour - January 3, 2014
Alumni, faculty, and friends attended a cocktail hour in conjuction with the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The event took place from 6:30-8:30pm at Faces & Names. Light appetizers were provided.

Duke Law NYC Happy Hour - November 19, 2013
Law alumni in the local area attended a happy hour at The Perfect Pint East. The gathering took place from 7:00-9:00pm and provided an opportunity to meet and network with alums of all generations in a casual setting.

Duke Law LLM Student and Alumni Reception - October 14, 2013
The Duke International Advisory Board hosted a reception for international graduates in the New York area and current LLM students. The event took take place at 6:00pm at Pepper Hamilton LLP.

A Special Evening in New York Harbor - September 27, 2013
This was an invitation-only reception for alumni with Dean David F. Levi aboard M/Y ANNASTAR. It began at 7:00 p.m. at Surfside Marina-Chelsea Piers, New York, NY. 

JD/MBA Alumni Reception & Panel Discussion - July 25, 2013
JD/MBA alumni from around the country gathered to hear about the experiences of highly accomplished JD/MBAs who have achieved great success in business. The event featured a panel discussion with Bruce Johnson, Duke JD/MBA ’77 (Former Interim President & CEO, Sears; Current President & CEO, Sears Hometown), Jessica Carter JD/MBA ’02 (accomplished author of Double Outsiders, focusing on diversity in the workplace; CEO of http://toour.com, a new travel/social media start up). The panel also included Northwestern JD/MBA Divya Narendra (CEO, SumZero and prior co-founder with the Winklevoss Twins of ConnectU, the site that inspired Facebook), Northwestern JD/MBA Curt Goldman (CEO, Cadre Noir Imports) and Columbia JD/MBA John Saroff (Former Google, NBC and Vente-Privee executive; current contributor to Fortune/CNN; named one of the 40 most influential in media under 40). The discussion was moderated by Jonathan Sutter JD '04/MBA '03, and took place from 6:30pm-8:30pm at The Cornell Club. A reception was hosted before and after the discussion.

Duke Alums Engage NYC 2013 - April 27, 2013
Alums, family, and friends volunteered at a Community Health & Fitness Day in Central Harlem. The event was held from 8:00am - 4:00pm at Dunlevy Milbank Boys & Girls Club.

Duke NY - Duke Forward in NY - April 26, 2013
Alumni, parents, and friends attended a memorable evening of community, conversation, and celebration at Duke Forward in NY. The event was helf from 4:00pm-9:30 pm at Lincoln Center

Sweet Sixteen Basketball Watch in NYC- March 29, 2013
Alumni gathered to cheer on the Blue Devils as they played Michigan State in the Sweet Sixteen. The event took place at Public House.

Alumni and Admitted Student Reception in NYC - March 4, 2013
Alumni joined Dean David F. Levi at a reception to welcome prospective students recently admitted to Duke Law School. The reception was held from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Law/Fuqua Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer in NYC - February 13, 2013
Please note this event has been cancelled. Stay tuned for more information on March Madness activities.

Law/Fuqua Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer in NYC - February 7, 2013
Duke Law and Fuqua Alumni were invited to a Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer, courtesy of Public House, to cheer on Duke as they played NC State.

Fourth Annual Duke Law School International Alumni and Student Reception and Dinner - January 24, 2013
Fellow alumni were invited to attend a reception and dinner to engage with the current class of LLM students. Special guest featured Mark Califano L’88, Senior Vice President and Managing Counsel at American Express. The reception and dinner were held at The Netherland Club of New York.

Law/Fuqua Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer in NYC - January 17, 2013
Duke Law and Fuqua Alumni were invited to a Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer, courtesy of Public House, to cheer on Duke as they played Georgia Tech.

Duke Forward: Partnering for the Future – NYC – With Dean Levi - November 7, 2012
Dean David F. Levi and the Duke Law School Campaign Committee joined together at a special reception commemorating the launch of Duke Forward: Partnering for the Future - the new campaign for Duke Law School.

Duke Law LLM Student and Alumni Reception - October 19, 2012
The Duke International Advisory Board hosted a reception for Duke international graduates in the New York area and current LLM students at Pepper Hamilton LLP.

Duke’s Winning Women: A Conversation About Women and Sports - October 15, 2012
Law alums gathered for a special program in NYC! Special guests were Sonja Steptoe L’85, deputy director of public affairs at the US Commerce Department, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics member, and former journalist & Robin Green Harris T'87, L'93, executive director of the Ivy League Athletic Council.

Alumni-Student Reception in New York City – Jul. 24, 2012, 7:00 PM
Alumni and students working in NYC this past summer enjoyed a Duke Law happy hour in NYC.

Duke Alums Engage Day of Service - Apr. 28, 2012
Law alums in New York participated in a day of service, reflection, and fellowship by facilitating a free Community Health and Fitness Day at the Dunlevy Milbank Boys & Girls Club in Central Harlem.

Discussion and Reception with Duke Author Kevin Maillard '94 - Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage - Apr. 16, 2012
Duke lawyers and Law alumni participated in a special discussion and reception with Duke alum Kevin Maillard '94, Associate Professor of Law at Syracuse University, and co-author of Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage. The book takes a look at modern families 45 years after the Supreme Court declared anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional in Loving v. Virginia. This case is often discussed in tandem with same sex marriage. Kevin was joined by co-author Rose Cuison Villazor from Hofstra University.

Personal Estate Planning Seminar in NYC - Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Duke Law and Fuqua alumni participated in a reception and discussion featuring estate planning experts Lynn Halpern Lederman L'93 and Jay Rivlin, and moderated and hosted by Tom Giegerich L'80. They learned valuable tips for benchmarking their personal estate planning and heard about the types of estate planning techniques and options that legal experts in the field recommend to their clients at various stages in life. This event was hosted by McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

Duke Law Club of New York Reception for Prospective Students - Feb. 22, 2012.
Duke Law alums joined Dean David F. Levi at a reception to welcome prospective students recently admitted to Duke Law School. This event was hosted by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Duke Law and Fuqua Alumni and UVA Law and Darden Alumni - Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer - Jan. 12, 2012

Duke and UVA alums enjoyed some healthy rivalry and camaraderie while watching the Duke vs. UVA game. Everyone was treated to a free pre-game happy hour, courtesy of Southern Hospitality.

Duke Law Club/Fuqua Alumni Club of NYC - Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer - Nov. 29, 2011
Alums gathered to watch the Duke vs. Ohio State game and celebrate Coach K's new record. Everyone enjoyed a free happy hour, courtesy of the host venue, Southern Hospitality.

Duke Law Club of New York Reception: An evening of Refreshment & Reunion - Oct. 27, 2011
Alumni in New York City enjoyed fellowship, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres at the firm of Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan LLP. They also welcomed new Law alumni to the area.

Duke Law Club of New York to host a Basketball Watch - March 20, 2011
A game watch mixer for the NCAA Tournament third round game. At Southern Hospitality located at 1460 Second Avenue (between 76th & 77th Streets) in NYC.

The Duke Law Club of New York and Fuqua Alumni Club of New York Basketball Watch and Mixer at Southern Hospitality - March 5, 2011
The Duke Law Club of New York in conjunction with the Fuqua Alumni Club of New York hosted a networking mixer and basketball watch for the Duke v. North Carolina men's basketball game at Southern Hospitality, 1460 Second Avenue (between 76th & 77th Streets). The game began at 8:00 p.m., and guests enjoyed a free happy hour from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Duke Law Club of New York Panel Discussion with Professor Kathy Bradley- March 3, 2011
Duke Law Professor Kathy Bradley and a distinguished panel of practitioners discussed the challenges attorneys face when the client is also the employer. Some of the key issues covered included defining who is the client (corporation/firm, board, shareholders, etc.), keeping communications confidential, recognizing and resolving conflicts of interest, and addressing situations in which the client may be concealing crucial information. Case examples as well as a review of current New York rules were discussed. Location: Warburg Pincus LLC, 450 Lexington Avenue, 36th Floor, New York, New York 10017.

New York Duke Law Admitted Students-Alumni Reception - Thursday, February 17, 2011, 6:00 PM
Law alumni, faculty, and current students were invited to join Dean David F. Levi at a reception to welcome prospective students who have been admitted to Duke Law School. Hosted by Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Worldwide Plaza, 825 Eighth Avenue, New York.

Duke Law Club of New York and Fuqua Alumni Club of New York host a Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer - Feb. 9, 2011
The gathering took place during the UNC v. Duke basketball game on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Firefly Bar & Restaurant (www.fireflynyc.com) at 54 Spring Street in New York.

Duke Law Club of New York and Fuqua Alumni Club of New York host their kick-off Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer - Jan. 19, 2011
The Duke Law Club of New York and Fuqua Alumni Club of New York held a mixer to watch the Duke v. N.C. State basketball game, wherer they networked with Duke Law and Fuqua alumni and enjoyed a free happy hour from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. courtesy of Southern Hospitality Restaurant, 1460 Second Avenue (between 76th & 77th Streets), New York, NY 10075.

Duke Law Club of New York Holiday Party - Dec. 2, 2010
The Duke Law Club of New York hosted a holiday party at Southern Hospitality BBQ Restaurant in New York City.

Duke Law Club of New York Fall Board Meeting - Nov. 3, 2010
The Duke Law Club of New York held their first planniing session of the 2010-2011 academic year at Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP.

Duke Law School and the Duke Law Club of New York Art Law Panel Discussion hosted by Herrick, Feinstein LLP- Apr. 28, 2010
Duke alumni and friends enjoyed an engaging panel discussion on "Europe's Warped Art Markets (1910-48): Legal, Ethical and Commercial Implications for Today" moderated by Duke Law Professor Deborah A. DeMott featuring experts in art law and reclaimed art, including world renowned art authorities from Sothbey's Inc. and Christie's.

Duke Law Club of New York and Fuqua Alumni Club of New York Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer
Duke Law and Fuqua alumni cheered on the Duke Blue Devils during the NCAA championship tournament games and enjoyed a free happy hour courtesy of Southern Hospitality.

The Duke Law Club of New York and Pryor Cashman LLP hosted a panel discussion on health care reform presented by Duke University School of Law and the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University - Mar. 19, 2010
Panelists included Duke Law Professor Barak Richman, Sanford Professor Donald H. Taylor, Jr. and Sandeep P. Kishore, T'04, Cornell University

The Duke Law Club of New York and Fuqua Alumni Club of New York Mixer at Southern Hospitality - Feb. 4, 2010 Duke Law and Fuqua Alumni enjoyed an evening of networking and basketball game watching at Southern Hospitality in New York.

The Duke Law Club of New York and Fuqua Alumni Club of New York Mixer at Southern Hospitality - Jan. 13, 2010
The Duke Law Club of New York in conjunction with the Fuqua Alumni Club of New York hosted a networking mixer at Southern Hospitality BBQ Restaurant. Over 50 Duke Law and Fuqua alumni enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and watch Duke beat Boston College.

The Duke Law Club of New York Presents "A Spring Party" - June 18, 2009
Fellow Duke Law alumni, summer associates, new matriculates and friends celebrated another successful year of the Duke Law Club of New York at their end-of-the year Spring part.

The Duke Law Club of New York Presents "Alternatives to Law Firm Practice" at McDermott Will & Emery - Apr. 15, 2009
Five panelists including a professor, an AUSA, an in-house attorney, a legal search consultant and a legal recruiter at a law firm discussed their career choices and alternatives to law firm practice. Over 50 alums attended in person and many more via webinar.

The Duke Law Club of New York participated in NYCares "Hands on New York Day" - Apr. 25, 2009
As a part of National Volunteer Week (April 19 - 25), the Duke Law Club of New York and Duke Club of New York joined thousands of others for the 15th Annual "Hands on New York Day." On Saturday, April 25, volunteers cleaned and revitalized 100 parks, gardens, playgrounds, community centers and schools citywide and plant 20,000 trees in partnership with MillionTreesNYC.

The Duke Law Club of New York hosted...A Private Cheese Tasting Seminar at Murray's - Mar. 11, 2009
A sold-out private cheese tasting seminar was held at Murray's cheese shop. Lead by Murray's Cheese Expert, Taylor Cocalis, guests sampled delectable cheeses from around the world with an assortment of wines and learned how to find the right match.

New York Area Admitted Students - Alumni Reception hosted by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in conjunction with the Duke Law Club of New York - Feb. 25, 2009
Dean David F. Levi and fellow alumni welcomed potential students who have been accepted to attend Duke Law School. This social gathering was an opportunity for alumni to meet with future students, fellow alumni, and key members of the Duke Law community.

Duke Law Club of NY presented "The Constitution, Gay Rights, and California's Proposition 8: The Legacy of Romer v. Evans" - Feb. 3, 2009
Featuring Thomas B. Metzloff, Professor of Law and Director of Duke Law School's Voices of American Law documentary film project. Professor Metzloff presented and discussed the above film, which analyzes the anti-gay rights amendment passed in Colorado (so-called Amendment 2) and its impact for California's Proposition 8 and similar state initiatives.

The Duke Law Club of NY - A Talk with Prof. James Cox - Dec. 3, 2008
The Duke Law Club of NY presented "The Financial Crisis: What Happened and What's Next?" featuring Professor James D. Cox.

The Duke Law Club of NY - Welcome Reception - Nov. 19, 2008
The Duke Law Club of New York hosted their annual fall party and welcome reception for the class of 2008 with over 60 in attendance, at Aretsky's Patroon, a classic New York restaurant, owned by famous restauranteur, Ken Aretsky. Check back for photos from this event.

The Duke Law Club of NY - Current Perspectives on Electronic Discovery from the Bench, Bar and Technology Sector - Oct. 15, 2008
DLCNY hosted a panel discussion on cutting edge issues in eDiscovery.

DLCNY Meeting- Sept. 25, 2008
Duke Law Club of New York planning meeting to open the 2008-2009 academic year.

Guided Tour of the Neue Galerie - June 19, 2008
DLCNY had their own, dedicated docent, who lead our attendees through the first museum retrospective of the work of Gustav Klimt ever held in the United States.

Wine Tasting - May 15, 2008
An informal wine tasting led by an expert from Astor Wines and Spirits with featured Law School guest Professor Katharine T. Bartlett.

The Intersection of Media & Campaigns: Collision Course? An inside look into the media's influence on politics - April 24, 2008
A discussion with a unique group of distinguished panelists, including Ted Kavanau, Jami Floyd, Rick Klein, Prof. Ted Kaufman, and Prof. Chris Schroeder.

A Talk with Professor Sara Beale - April 3, 2008
Prof. Beale will present "Is Corporate Criminal Liability Unique?"

Duke Men's Lacrosse vs. Dartmouth - March 29, 2008
Law alums and their families watched the men's lacrosse team beat Dartmouth, 16-9.

Kick-Off/Class of 2007 Welcome Reception - Nov. 28, 2007
Local alums welcomed the newest Duke Law graduates to New York. View pictures from the event.

Bar Review - June 27, 2007
Law alumni and summer associates gathered for Happy Hour.

An Evening with Erwin Chemerinsky - June 4, 2007
Prof. Chemerinsky presented "The Roberts Court and the Future of Constitutional Law."

Copyright & Cocktails - Jan. 23, 2007
Prof. James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins of Duke Law School's Center for the Study of the Public Domain dicussed Bound by Law, a unique comic book they co-authored to educate artists about intellectual property law.

Kick-Off/Class of 2006 Welcome Reception - Dec. 5, 2006
The first event of DLCNY welcomed new grads to the area.

 




 

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Copyright and Cocktails, Jan. 23, 2007

2013-14 Leaders:

  • Vincent Asaro '07
  • Adam Cohen '93
  • Brian Gibson '02
  • Tom Giegerich '80
  • Caroline Gottschalk '90
  • Jill C. Greenwald '90
  • James John Healy '09
  • Julia I. Kohen '07
  • Timothy Lee '12
  • Einat Levy '12
  • Sam Liao '11
  • Alan Mansfield '78
  • Linda H. Martin '96
  • Monique McNellie '09
  • Mwanga Mtengule '07
  • Vicky Poumpouridis '06
  • Alyssa Rower '04
  • Jeffrey Tabak '82
  • Glenn Tucker '80
  • Monica Villegas '08