Blueprint for Success

Jumpstart Your 2L Job Search

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
5:00 - 8:30 PM
Registration begins at 4:30 PM




Paving the Way 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 2014, more than 40 organizations, 100+ lawyers and recruiting professionals and 170 students participated in this high-energy & interactive evening. Blueprint for Success offers a unique opportunity to establish meaningful connections with private sector decision-makers from around the country in advance of the Fall recruiting season.

In one evening, you will:

  • 1. Speak one-on-one with employer representatives, many of whom are Duke alumni, eager to provide all aspects of helpful advice on exploring practice areas and career paths.
  • 2. Meet high-profile representatives from the public sector whose careers have spanned public service and law firm work.
  • 3. 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 Expo 
7:45 PM: Raffle 
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.

Employers: sign up to be a Sponsor or Participant for 2015!

Blueprint for Success is your first and best opportunity to be introduced to the Duke Law 1L class. Participating employers establish brand presence and help the 1L class practice networking skills by sending representatives to discuss the culture of their organization and areas of expertise. For more information on joining as a Sponsor or Participant in 2015, please email Erin Biggerstaff, Recruiting Coordinator.


2014 Sponsors

Duke Law School extends its deep gratitude to the following law firms for their financial support of this event in 2014.  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: student registration will open in January 2015.

For more information, please contact Erin Biggerstaff.

Quick Links:

  • Student registration (available January 2015)
  • View the 2012 Gallery
  • 2014 Additional Employer Participants:
    • 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