Events

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.

November 07, 2014

  • Nov 7
    1L Professional Development Workshop 1:00 PMSee description

    The Career & Professional Development Center and upper-level students will work with all 1Ls to teach critical skills for success as law students and as attorneys - building professional relationships and interviewing. In addition, upper-level students will discuss their personal 1L summer experiences with different types of employers. We will wrap up the day with a 4:00 reception in Star Commons. [1Ls with last names beginning with A-K will start in room 3037; L-Z will start in room 3043.] Participation is required for all students in the Class of 2017. For more information please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@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.

  • Nov 10
    Careers in Corporate Law: Private Equity 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Private equity continues to dominate the business headlines, and as a law student you must be asking¿What exactly is it like to be a lawyer serving private equity clients? We invite you to learn from current practitioners about the general structure of a private equity deal, the role that lawyers play in these transactions, and the skill sets to develop during law school to prepare for a successful career with this corporate focus. Panelists for the event include Daniel Evans, a partner in the New York and Boston offices of Ropes & Gray; Anne Croteau, a partner in the Raleigh office of Smith Anderson; and Jeffrey Tabak, a founding partner of the Private Funds practice at the New York office of Weil, Gotshal, & Manges. The panel will be moderated by Professor Elisabeth de Fontenay. This discussion, co-sponsored by the Business Law Society and the Career & Professional Development Center, is the first panel of a four-part series introducing students to the variety of different career paths available under the umbrella of business law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Dorothy Jenke at dorothy.jenke@duke.edu.

November 12, 2014

  • Nov 12
    Finding and Funding Summer Public Interest Jobs 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    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 17, 2014

  • Nov 17
    Careers in Corporate Law: Regulatory Compliance 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    While Congress is at home for election season, the financial regulations it has enacted in recent years continue to have significant impact on the financial sector and keep lawyers busy in compliance and regulatory legal practices. We invite you to learn from current practitioners about the impact that financial regulation has had on financial institutions, the role that lawyers play in advising their clients and the skill sets to develop during law school to prepare for a successful career with this corporate focus. Panelists for the event include Timothy O'Shea, a Principal at Promontory Financial Group; Lucy Chang, currently with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and Martin Libecker, a partner at Perkins Coie in Washington, D.C. The panel will be moderated by Professor Lawerence Baxter. This discussion, co-sponsored by The Business Law Society and the Career & Professional Development Center, is the second panel of a four-part series introducing students to the variety of different career paths available under the umbrella of business law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Nick Kitzman at nwk3@duke.edu.

November 18, 2014

  • Nov 18
    Information Session with Practising Law Institute: Patent Bar Exam 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    If you are a student with an undergrad degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, some related fields), and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney,Practising Law Institute (PLI) invites you to a presentation by John White, Academic Director of PLI¿s Patent Office Exam Course. Topics for discussion include: The latest info on the Patent Office Exam, Who can take it, How it works, now that it's on computer and "on demand", When you should take it, How the America Invents Act is impacting the Exam, and Recommendations on when and how to study for this very difficult Exam.Scholarships to PLI's other IP programs will also be discussed.For more information, please contact careercenter@law.duke.edu

February 25, 2015

  • Feb 25
    Blueprint for Success 5:00 PMOff-campus

    This event is the primary 1L and employer networking event at Duke as the 1Ls contemplate their upcoming 2L law firm job search. To be held at the Durham Convention Center. For more information, please visit the Blueprint webpage, or contact Erin Biggerstaff at erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu