Duke Law Club of Washington, D.C.

Upcoming Events

Shifting Gears: Practical Advice for Career Transitions or Reentering the Workforce Successfully - TBD
Alumni in the local area are welcome to attend a conversation focusing on career transitions and reentering the workforce. The discussion will focus on how law practice has changed in the last 5-10 years, cutting-edge opportunities, new areas of practice, how to identify one's passion, strategies for gaining skills, and marketing existing skills. Questions? Contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.
 
Essential Business for Lawyers  - TBD
Alumni in the community are invited to attend this session featuring lessons on accounting and finance, strategy and risk analysis, negotiation, and more. Questions? Contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.
 

Past Events

Duke Law School Reception - Recognizing Alumni Working in Public Service and Public Interest Law - Friday, October 24, 2014.
Duke Law alumni, faculty, and students joined together for a reception recognizing D.C. area Duke Law School alumni practicing in government and public interest law. This was a great opportunity to hsare information and advice about your work with current Duke Law students who will be in D.C. for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. This event took place at Kirkland & Ellis from 5:30 - 7:30p.m.

A Conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. - July 30, 2014
Alumni in the local community gathered at The National Press Club to attend a conversation featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The event took place from 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

An Evening with Patricia A. Millett, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit -  July 23, 2014
Alumni in the D.C. area attended a meet and greet which featured Patricia A. Millet, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. The event took place from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Duke in Washington. Light refreshments were served.

Where Can Your Law Degree Take You? - July 16, 2014
Alumni in the community gathered to explore opportunitunies to learn and network in various settings including law firms, corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits. The event took place from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Duke in Washington.

Duke Alums Engage - May 3, 2014
Alums, friends, and family volunteered with Martha’s Table and D.C. Central Kitchen and provided thousands of wholesome sandwiches to help feed those in need throughout the region. The project took place from 10:00am - 3:00pm.

Alumni and Admitted Student Reception in DC - March 6, 2014
Alumni joined Dean David F. Levi at a reception to welcome prospective students recently admitted to Duke Law School. The reception took place from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Hogan Lovells.

CANCELLED: DOMA, Prop 8, and the Constitutionality of State Bans on Same-Sex Marriage - February 13, 2014
Alumni in the area are welcome to attend a discussion with Duke Law Professor, Neil Siegel AB '94, AM '95. He will address reasons the Court gave for its decisions, and what do the decisions portend for the constitutionality of state prohibitions on same-sex marriage.

Duke Professional School Graduates Networking Happy Hour - January 22, 2014
Graduate alumni of the Nicholas, Fuqua, Law, Sanford and Pratt Schools attended a networking happy hour. The event took place from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Laughing Man Tavern.

Professional Development Program - "Getting to the C-Suite: Reaching for the Top in Business and Life" - November 12, 2013
Alumni in the DC area attended a professional development program entitled, "What does it take to become a CEO, COO, CFO or other "C-suite" executive?" How do you accomplish this while managing to have a "real life"? Panelists included Lisa Hook AB '80, President and CEO of Neustar, Inc., a provider of real-time information, analysis and cyber security threat protection for the government, internet, telecommunications, entertainment and marketing industries; and Rachel Braun Scherl '87, CEO of SPARK Solutions for Growth; regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and former President of Semprae Laboratories, Inc. The program was held from 6:00-8:30pm at Goulston & Storrs.

Professional Development Program in DC - November 6, 2013
Alumni in the DC area attend a professional development program entitled, "The Art of Effective Self-Promotion." Executive Coach and Duke Graduate, Debby Stone '84, JD'89 presented a highly interactive session on how to tell your unique story and promote your value in an authentic way to anyone, anytime. The event took place from 6:00-8:00pm at Hogan Lovells.

Duke Law Equal Justice Works Happy Hour  - October 25, 2013
Alumni in the DC area attended a happy hour for the current Duke Law students who were in town for the Conference and Career Fair. The gathering took place from 6:30-8:30pm at the Capitol City Brewing Company (11th and H). This event was open to all alumni.

Duke Law Welcome Party - October 15, 2013
Alumni, friends, and family attended a gathering to celebrate and welcome our newest graduates to the DC area. The event took place from 6:30-8:30 pm at Daily Grill.

Supreme Court Review - July 26, 2013
Duke Law's new D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy presented "Reflections on an Historic Supreme Court Term" with Guy-Uriel Charles, Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law, Walter E. Dellinger III, Douglas B. Maggs Professor Emeritus of Law, and Neil S. Siegel, David W. Ichel Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science. The event took place from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Duke in Washington Office. Light refreshments were served.

Conversation with Justice Ginsburg - July 19, 2013
Duke Law's new D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy presentented "A Conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg," Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The event took place from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the The National Press Club. Light refreshments were served.

Int’l Human Rights Discussion & Networking Event – Duke in Washington, June 13, 2013
All Duke alumni, students, and friends joined together for an evening of networking and discussion: Has the Supreme Court Sounded the Death Knell for Human Rights Litigation? Implications of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. The event took place from 6:00-7:30pm at Duke in Washington Office.

Duke Forward in DC Launch - June 1, 2013
Alumni attended the Duke Forward in DC launch at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. As part of the Duke Forward campaign, the Law School has a goal of raising $85 million by 2017 to support the people and programs that make this Law School great. Learn more about the Law School's goal at http://law.duke.edu/campaign/. Questions? Contact Kim Garcia at rsvp@dev.duke.edu.

Duke Alums Engage DC - April 27, 2013
Alums, friends, and family volunteered at the fourth annual Duke Alums Engage project at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary. Starting at 9:30am, activities included a 1-mile course walk around Capitol Hill neighborhood, yoga stretches, and lessons on nutrition.

Duke Law in DC: International Program with Curtis Bradley April 4, 2013
Alumni attended a program with Curtis Bradley, William Van Alstyne Professor of Law, Professor of Public Policy Studies, and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, during which he discussed and signed copies of his new book, International Law in the U.S. Legal System. The event was held at Miller & Chevalier.

Alumni and AdmittedStudent Reception in DC- March 5, 2013
Alumni were invited to join Dean David F. Levi at a reception to welcome prospective students recently admitted to Duke Law School. The reception took place at Hogan Lovells.

Calling all Law alumnae! "Alternative Careers for Lawyers” - February 27, 2013
Law alumnae attended a career advisory network dinner, presented by the Duke DC Women’s Forum. Presenters included Valerie T. Broadie L’79, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, Michelle Tuffin T'92, U.S Travel Association, and Stephanie Lam Dolan, B'11, L'11, Deloitte Consulting LLP. The event was held at The Duke in Washington Office.

Duke Forward: Partnering for the Future – DC – With Dean Levi - November 8, 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.

Equal Justice Works Reception - October 26, 2012
A reception was held recognizing D.C. area Duke Law School alumni practicing in government and public interest law.

Duke Law DC Gathering with Professors Beale and Cox - October 10, 2012
Duke Law alumni and Duke in DC students attended a gathering with Sara Sun Beale, Charles L. B. Lowndes Professor of Law & James Cox, Brainerd Currie Professor of Law at the Duke in Washington Office.

Duke in D.C. Grand Opening and Supreme Court Clerk Celebration - June 12, 2012
A reception for members of the Barrister Donor Society and Heritage Society celebrated the grand opening of the Duke in D.C. office and Duke Law's recent Supreme Court clerks. The evening included remarks from Dean Levi and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito.

Duke Alums Engage Day of Service - Apr. 28, 2012
Law alums in D.C. participated in a day of service, reflection, and fellowship with Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School.

Duke Law Club of Washington D.C. Reception for Prospective Students - Feb. 21, 2012
Duke Law alums joined Dean David F. Levi at a reception, hosted by Arnold & Porter LLP, to welcome prospective students recently admitted to Duke Law School. This gathering provided an opportunity for our prospective students to learn from our alums about their own Duke Law experiences.

Duke Law Reception at the Association of American Law Schools' (AALS) Annual Meeting - Jan. 5, 2012
Duke Alumni Office hosted a large and lively gathering at New Heights Restaurant, adjacent to the AALS meeting hotel.

Duke Law's Annual Fall Social Event - Nov. 10, 2011
Duke Law alums shared refreshments and fellowship and welcomed new alumni to the area at Gordon Biersch.

Reception in D.C. with Ambassador Manuel Sager, L'85 - Nov. 1, 2011
His Excellency Manuel Sager LLM '85, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, and his wife, Mrs. Christine Sager, hosted Duke Alumni at a private reception at the Swiss Residence. Ambassador Sager provided a brief overview of Swiss-U.S. Relations, and guests enjoyed hearty appetizers, Swiss wine and Duke fellowship.

Duke Law School Reception Honoring Public Service & Public Interest Work - Oct. 21, 2011
Nearly 70 Duke Law School alums working in public service and public interest positions, along with Duke Law student externship supervisors, shared their work experience with Duke Law students. Students were in town for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair or participating in the Duke in D.C. Externship Program. Location: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004.

D.C. Duke Law Admitted Students-Alumni Reception - Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Alumni joined Dean David F. Levi at a reception to welcome prospective students who have been admitted to Duke Law School. This social gathering was an opportunity for alumni to visit with current and future students, fellow alumni, and key members of the Duke Law community.

D.C. Law School Gathering - November 18, 2010
More than 75 students and alumni gathered on Thursday, November 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gordon Biersch Brewery (900 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004). This reception was a a great opportunity for alumni to catch up with friends and meet other members of the D.C. Duke Law community, and served as a welcome to recent graduates in the area. Light appetizers and limited drink tickets were provided. Professors Jim Cox and Don Horowitz and Associate Dean Judy Horowitz were in attendance. View pictures from this event.

Duke Law School Reception Honoring Public Service and Public Interest Work - Oct. 22, 2010
DC area alumni were invited to a reception in Washington, D.C. honoring Duke Law School alumni working in government public service and public interest positions as well as Duke Law Student Externship Supervisors.

The Duke Law Club of Washington, DC attended the 48th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park - June 17, 2009
Duke Law club members, summer associates and friends watched Democratic and Republican Members of Congress compete for the coveted Roll Call trophy. Proceeds from the game benefited the Washington Literacy Council and the Boys Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.

The Duke Law Club of Washington, DC presented "The Constitution, Gay Rights, and California's Proposition 8: The Legacy of Romer v. Evans."Featuring Professor Thomas B. Metzloff - Mar. 17, 2009
Thomas B. Metzloff, Professor of Law and Director of Duke Law School's Voices of American Law documentary film project, presented and discussed the above film.

DC Area Admitted Students - Alumni Reception hosted by Jones Day in conjunction with the Duke Law Club of Washington, DC - Feb. 24, 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.

Class of 2008 Welcome Reception - Nov. 12, 2008
More than 44 alumni attended a reception to welcome the class of 2008 to the DC Duke law community. The event was held at Co Co. Sala, DC's premiere chocolate restaurant and lounge, owned by Duke alum, Bharet Maholtra, a graduate of the school of engineering, class of 1997. View pictures from this event.

Wine Tasting and Update on Duke Law - Feb. 26, 2008
Over 50 grads joined us as Prof. Metzloff gave an update on the building construction (view the live construction webcam) and Prof. Schmalbeck shared a series of German (and near-German) wines.

Class of 2007 Welcome Reception - Nov. 14, 2007
The Club's first event welcomed new grads to the DC area. View pictures from the event.

 

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2014-15 Leaders:

  • Christian Broadbent '99
  • Brian Castro '98
  • Lauren Desantis-Then '06
  • Patrick Fazzone '81
  • Thomas Andrew Hanusik '90
  • John Howell '75
  • Dan Leslie '11
  • Bethany Jo Lilly '12
  • William Paxton '00
  • Dana Pirvu '06
  • Susan Prosnitz '89
  • Jennifer Pusateri '08
  • Michael Pusateri '08
  • Andrew Ray '91
  • Jessica Bodger Rydstrom '07
  • Meha Shah '94
  • Michael Sopko '08
  • Corey Then '06
  • Sarah Hawkins Warren '09
  • Jonathan Williams '09
  • Becca Worthington '09
  • Amy Yeung '06
  • Cliff Zatz '79

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