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Friday, April 11

  • 12:00 – 9:00 p.m. –
    Reunion ’14 Registration
    3rd Floor Fishman Loggia, Duke Law School

  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. –

  • Undergraduate Admissions Information Session
    (in conjunction with Duke University Reunion Weekend)
    Sanford School of Public Policy, Room 03

  • A member of the Undergraduate Admissions staff will explain the process and challenges of selecting the entering class of undergraduates each year. The admissions process for children and grandchildren of alumni will also be discussed. This session will be offered again on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. See details.

    2:15 – 3:30 p.m. –

  • Duke Magazine Forum: The Surveillance Society

  • (in conjunction with Duke University Reunion Weekend)

  • Bryan University Center, Von Canon Room

  • What does it mean for all of us when the government we count on to keep us safe, the companies we do business with, and even the cars we drive are tracking our daily activities? Hear from panelists including Christopher H. Schroeder, Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies and Co-Director of the Program in Public Law, Duke University; and Sibylle Gierschmann L’99, Partner and Head of the Technology, Communication, and Media Group, Taylor Wessing. Moderated by Wells C. Bennett L’06, Fellow in National Security Law, The Brookings Institute.

    6:00 – 7:30 p.m. –
    Reception for Members of the Lanty L. Smith Society, Barrister Donor Society, and Heritage Society
    (invitation only)
    Washington Duke Inn
    Join Dean David F. Levi and President Richard H. Brodhead at this invitation-only event honoring members of the Lanty L. Smith Society, Barrister Donor Society and the Heritage Society.


  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. –
    Tours of Duke Law School
    3rd Floor Jaime Aleman Welcome Center, Duke Law School
    Join current students for a tour of spaces old and new. Tours depart at 7:00, 7:20, and 7:40 p.m.

    7:30 – 10:30 p.m. –
    Reunion’ 14 Kick-Off Celebration
    Star Commons, Duke Law SchoolReunion 2006 Open House
    Kick off your reunion weekend fun with a strolling supper, full bar, and live music, plus time to reconnect with your classmates and with Duke Law School.

    7:30 – 9:30 p.m. –
    Duke Law Gear Sale to Benefit PILF
    Star Commons, Duke Law School
    While at the Kick-Off Celebration, shop for classic Duke Law apparel and accessories. Proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation.


Saturday, April 12


7:30 – 9:00 a.m. –
Pine Cone Pacer 5K Run/Walk
Duke Forest Gate 12, located just off of NC-751
Get some exercise, and support Duke Forest trail projects, public outreach activities, and student internships. Race begins at 8:00.

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. –
Reunion ’14 Registration
3rd Floor Fishman Loggia, Duke Law School

8:30 – 11:00 a.m. –
Continental Breakfast
Cochran Loft, 3rd Floor Mezzanine, Duke Law School

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. –
Back to School: Does the FDA Have First Amendment Problems? Education Sessions *
Room 3037, Duke Law School
Join Nita Farahany G'04 L'04 G'06, Professor of Law and Philosophy and Professor of Genome Sciences & Policy, for a mock class on FDA regulation of 23andMe, the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company. Engage in a lively, interactive dialogue without the final exam!  -- Watch the live program here!

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. –
You’re in the Picture: The Goodson Law Library Photo Tagging Event
J. Michael Goodson Law Library Entrance, Duke Law School
View photographs from the Law School’s archives, and help identify former classmates and friends.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –
Duke Law Gear Sale to Benefit PILF
Star Commons, Duke Law School

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. –
A Conversation with Dean David F. Levi
Room 3041, Duke Law School
Dean Levi will discuss his vision for the Law School and answer questions during this informal session. He will also recognize this year's Law Alumni Association Award winners-- Watch the live program here!

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. –
Amateurism in College Athletics: Is this the End? *
Room 3041, Duke Law School
Enjoy a panel discussion featuring Jay S. Bilas T’86, L’92, ESPN College Basketball Analyst and Of Counsel, Moore & Van Allen; Gabriel Feldman T’95, L’99, Associate Professor of Law, Director of Tulane Sports Law Program, and Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance, Tulane University; Paul H. Haagen, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy, Duke University; and Robin (Green) Harris T'87, L'93, Executive Director, The Ivy League. Moderated by James E. Coleman, Jr., Faculty Chair of the Duke University Athletic Council and John S. Bradway Professor of the Practice of Law.  -- Watch the live program here!

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. –
Alumni Family Picnic & BBQ
Marcy’s Garden and Noble Plaza, Duke Law SchoolEducation Sessions
Join us for a traditional southern barbecue and an afternoon of family fun with lawn games and live music featuring the Piedmont North Carolina Americana band, Barleycorn & Rye. Children's activities begin at 11:30.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. –
Class of 1964 & Half-Century Club Lunch
Star Commons, Duke Law School
The Class of 1964 and the Half-Century Club gather for a private lunch.

12:50 – 2:00 p.m. –
Golf at the Washington Duke Inn
Duke Golf Course, West Campus
The Law School has reserved a limited number of tee times specifically for our alumni between 12:50 and 2:00 pm. Contact the Duke University Golf Club directly to secure your play time or to request other golfing opportunities. Call (919) 681-2288.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. –
Tours of Duke Law School
3rd Floor Jaime Aleman Welcome Center, Duke Law School
Join current students for a tour of spaces old and new. Tours depart at 1:00, 1:20, and 1:40 p.m.

2:15 – 3:30 p.m. –
Lemur Center Tours
Science Drive Entrance of Duke Law School
See the world-renowned lemurs of Madagascar at the Duke Lemur Center. Bus departs the Law School from Science Drive at 2:15 p.m., and tour begins promptly at 2:30 p.m.

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. –
Bus Tour of Durham
Science Drive Entrance of Duke Law School
See how much the Bull City has grown! A tour bus will take you through campus and to various sites to view the revitalization of downtown Durham. Bus departs the Law School from Science Drive at 2:30 p.m.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. –
Duke Law Journal’s Annual Alumni Tribute Reception
(invitation only–open to all alumni who served on the DLJ staff as students)
Washington Duke Inn
A reception and presentation honoring the history and tradition of the Journal, celebrating its impact on American law and society and planning for its future.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. –
Affinity Groups and Alumni Networking Pre-Receptions
Washington Duke Inn
Celebrating African American Alumni, Alumni Working in Public Service and the Public Interest, Duke Law Alumnae, and International Alumni

6:00 – 9:30 p.m. –Class Dinners
General Reception & Class Dinners
Washington Duke Inn
Your three-course class dinner provides the opportunity to catch up with classmates and relax in a private dining room.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. –
Silent Auction to Benefit PILF
Washington Duke Inn
While enjoying the general reception and class dinners, visit the silent auction to benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation, which provides summer fellowships to students who wish to work in public interest positions.

6:00 – 9:30 p.m. –
Class of 2013 Gathering
Fullsteam Brewery
Recent grads: Come and toast your 1st reunion! Enjoy local brews and food truck fare. Cash bar for all refreshments.

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. –
Children’s Dinner
Washington Duke Inn
While parents gather with classmates, children ages 2 to 12 are invited to a supervised dinner and child care with kid-friendly entertainment. Dress comfortably and come ready to have fun!

9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. –
Bull Durham Bar, Washington Duke Inn
When class dinners are over, the reminiscing doesn’t have to stop. Gather at the Washington Duke Inn with other Law classes. Cash bar.

9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. –
Reunions Gala
(in conjunction with Duke University Reunion Weekend)
Gala Tent, West Campus
Want to keep the party going? Join thousands of other Duke University alumni celebrating their reunion for dessert, drinks, and dancing following your class dinner. Enjoy a variety of live entertainment featuring different musical groups and styles.

Sunday, April 13

  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. –
    Champagne Toast
    (in conjunction with Duke University Reunion Weekend)
    Sarah P. Duke Gardens, West Campus
    Rain site: Bryan Center
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. –
    Reunion Weekend Worship Service
    (in conjunction with Duke University reunion Weekend)
    Duke Chapel, West Campus

  • * North Carolina CLE credit is pending. Directions on how to apply for credit in other states will be provided. Sessions, presenters, and other details are subject to change.