Events

September 23, 2014

  • Sep 23
    JD/LLM Careers in International Law: Practicing Cross-border M&A in Brazil 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join Jonathan Kellner '03, counsel at Linklaters Sao Paulo office, for a discussion on working as a corporate attorney in Brazil. Prior to Linklaters, Mr. Kellner was a senior associate in Skadden's corporate and Latin America Practices. His practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, bank finance and investment funds for United States and Brazilian corporations and financial institutions. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at Kobelev@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law and the Career and Professional Development Center.

September 24, 2014

  • Sep 24
    LLM Resume and Cover Letter Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Career counselors to give an interactive presentation on crafting American-style resumes and cover letters. Bring a copy of your draft U.S.-style resume to the workshop for review. Workshop is mandatory for LLM students who plan to participate in the annual LLM Job Fair in January 2015. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

September 26, 2014

  • Sep 26
    Careers in Service Speaker Series Part III: So You Want to Work In Government Agencies 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Government agency lawyers at the federal, state and local level work in just about every area of law. Hear from a unique panel of lawyers about what they do day-to-day and get their advice on how you too can position yourself to do this work. The panel includes: David Elliot '93, N.C. Department of Justice; Marguerite McLamb, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and Jason Miller '12, Federal Aviation Administration. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest Advising. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society and the Career and Professional Development Center. Contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • Sep 26
    Careers In Service Speaker Series Part III Question & Answer Session 1:30 PMLaw School 4046

    Please join us for an informal question and answer session with the panel guests of the Speaker Series. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the Government and Public Service Society. Contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu for more information.

September 29, 2014

September 30, 2014

  • Sep 30
    3Ls: Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Informational program for 3L students on the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program, an elite federal government fellowship program for newly-graduated professionals in law, public policy, and public administration. PMF recipients may apply with various federal government agencies through a preferred hiring system. Application window for PMF will be October 1-15; there is a multi-step application process, which will be presented and discussed at this program. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 30
    International Week Panel: Discussion on International Summer Work 4:00 PMLaw School 4000

    A panel of 2Ls and 3Ls will discuss their summer work experiences in international public interest placements and international private law firms. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career Center. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

October 01, 2014

  • Oct 1
    NCBA International Law School Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join us for a brief discussion with the leadership of the North Carolina Bar Association International Law Section on the state of the profession, current trends in international law practices, and ways you can be involved that will advance your career. All law students are welcome to attend, especially 1Ls. Enjoy free pizza and hear from leaders in the field! For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

October 02, 2014

  • Oct 2
    JD-LLM Careers in International Law: Katelyn Love '11 & Louise Williams 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Ms. Love the Associate Counsel at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, and Louise Williams, the Principal Associate at the Trade Policy Group of Nathan Associates, for a conversation about international trade, immigration policy and national security. Ms. Love with share insights into working for the U.S. government and discuss her day-to-day work; Ms. Williams will discuss helping build countries' capacity to engage in international trade, with a special emphasis on issues of workforce development and gender integration. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu

October 03, 2014

October 06, 2014

  • Oct 6
    Finding and Applying for International Summer Jobs 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    This program will provide an overview of CPDC resources for finding international opportunities overseas. The topics discussed will include the array of international options available, including law firms, international organizations, and NGOs and how to find and apply for them. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

October 07, 2014

  • Oct 7
    Pizza with the North Carolina Bar Association 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join us for a brief discussion with the leadership of the North Carolina Bar Association on the state of the profession, current trends, and ways you can be involved now to further your career. All law students are welcome to attend, especially 1Ls. Enjoy free pizza and hear from leaders in the field! For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 7
    1Ls: Writing Successfully - Resumes & Cover Letters 12:30 PMWebcast

    Cover letters and resumes are your initial personal marketing tools in the job search, and well-crafted documents are essential in these competitive times. Starting today, you may view the webcast posted to the Career Center's homepage in which career counselors review the expected style and substance of legal resumes and cover letters, and share several ways students can make the most of both documents. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu. Note: This webcast must be viewed by all members of the Class of 2017 at last 48-hours prior to students' respective initial counseling sessions.

October 08, 2014

  • Oct 8
    JD-LLM Careers in International Law: Christopher Pearson Fazekas '04 (UAE) 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Christopher Pearson Fazekas, the Senior Legal Counsel at Mubadala Development Company (UAE) for a conversation about international trade and finance and working in-house at a major international conglomerate based in the Middle East. Mr. Fazekas will discuss his career path, day-to-day work and 1L summer internship opportunity at the company's Abu Dhabi Office. For more information please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu

October 09, 2014

  • Oct 9
    LLM Alumni Panel on Career Opportunities in the U.S. 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Three LLM Panelists currently working in the U.S. will discuss opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market and will share their own job search experiences. The panelists include General Counsel of a private equity fund for real estate developers in Charlotte, the Director of a major international NGO in Raleigh, and a principal at a local venture capital firm in Durham. Sponsored by International Career Development. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 9
    Government and Public Interest Reception 4:30 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Interested in talking with government and public interest alumni? Join us for an informal reception to learn more about government and public interest work. Alumni from around the country, working at places such as the SEC, Federal Public Defender's Office, Department of Justice and Department of State, will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss their work. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

October 21, 2014

  • Oct 21
    JD-LLM Careers in International Law: Patrick Duggan 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Patrick Duggan JD-LLM '10, Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section, for a discussion about international environmental law, global development and intersection between criminal justice system and the environment. Co-sponsored by the Career Center and the International Studies Office. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

October 22, 2014

  • Oct 22
    Day in the Life of a Litigator 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Wondering what it means to practice "litigation"? Do you want to be in court frequently? Or might you prefer legal research and writing? What else does "litigation" include? Attorneys with large firm, commercial and white collar litigation experience, as well as with public defense and prosecution experience at the county and Federal levels, talk about the daily work and life in different practice settings. The most successful and fulfilled professionals purposely build their careers upon personal interests, strengths and passions, and the career options within litigation are vast. Today is the day to learn more. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

October 23, 2014

  • Oct 23
    Day in the Life of a Corporate Lawyer 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    The most successful and fulfilled professionals purposely build their careers upon personal interests, strengths and passions, and the career options within corporate law are vast. As you continue to think about your own professional goals, we invite you to learn more about transactional law from a practitioner's perspective. Panelists include Jeffrey Hart, a partner at Robinson, Bradshaw & Pinson, P.A., whose primary practice areas include private fund formation, joint ventures, and advising emerging growth companies, and Margaret Rosenfeld, a partner specializing in corporate and securities law at Smith Anderson. They will answer your questions and provide their perspective on what it takes to excel as a corporate lawyer. For more information, please contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

November 04, 2014

  • Nov 4
    LLM Interviewing and Networking Skills Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Designed specifically for LLM students, this interactive presentation will focus on interviewing skills and techniques designed to help students prepare for the International Student Interview Program in January. The workshop will address the basics of interview preparation and help you master more advanced skills such as handling open-ended questions with confidence, addressing difficult or uncomfortable questions, and crafting thoughtful questions to ask the interviewer. Co-sponsored by the Career Center and the International Studies Office. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 4
    Finding and Funding Summer Public Interest Jobs 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    This program will provide an overview of the many resources for finding summer public interest jobs and how to fund those that are unpaid. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

November 10, 2014

  • Nov 10
    JD-LLM Careers in International Law: Matthew Droz '05 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join Matthew Droz '05, Counsel at ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas for a discussion on working in-house, cross-border oil & gas issues, and project development and finance. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.