Blueprint for Success

Jumpstart Your 2L Job Search

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
5:00 - 8:30 PM
Registration begins at 4:30 PM




Designing a Personal Plan for Professional Success

This event is the primary 1L and employer networking event at Duke as the 1Ls contemplate their upcoming 2L law firm job search. In 2013, more than 30 organizations, 60+ lawyers and recruiting professionals and over 165 students participated in a high-energy & interactive evening. The Blueprint offers a unique opportunity to establish meaningful connections with private sector decision-makers from around the country in advance of the Fall OCI recruiting season.
In one evening, you will:

  • Learn about a wide array of practice areas, including growing specialties and fields that show particular promise in today's economy;
  • Speak one-on-one with Duke Law School alumni eager to provide all aspects of helpful advice on exploring practice areas, law firms and career paths;
  • Meet high-profile Duke Law School alumni from the public sector whose careers have spanned public service and law firm work;
  • Gather practical information about employers for the Fall OCI bidding process

Evening Overview

4:30 PM: Student Check-In
5:00 PM: Networking Presentation
6:15 PM: Networking & Practice Area Expo 
7:45 PM: Raffle (gift cards for Ann Taylor and Jos A. Banks)
8:30 PM: Conclusion of Networking Expo - attendess welcome to mingle

The Blueprint for Success will be held at the Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan Street.


Duke Law School extends its deep gratitude to the following law firms for their financial support of this event.  In addition, we thank all participating professionals for sharing their time, knowledge and expertise and for making this such a successful event each year.  We greatly appreciate your ongoing support of, and involvement with, Duke Law School and its students.

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1Ls: Please register here by 5pm, Wednesday, February 26. 

For more information, please contact Erin Biggerstaff.

Quick Links:

  • Student registration
  • View the 2012 Gallery
  • Attendee Bios (coming soon!)
  • Additional Participating Employers:
    • City of Durham, North Carolina
    • Debevoise & Plimpton
    • Durham County District Attorney's Office
    • Ellis & Winters
    • Federal Public Defender's Office, Eastern District of NC
    • Finnegan
    • Freshfields Bruchkaus Deringer US LLP
    • Legal Aid of North Carolina
    • McGuire Woods
    • North Carolina State Bar
    • O'Melveny & Myers
    • Proskauer
    • Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan
    • Thompson & Knight LLP
    • U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern and Middle Districts of NC
    • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLCC
    • Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton