Events

  • Jan 27
    Advanced Business Networking for International Lawyers: Understanding American Legal Culture 5:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Whether you plan to work in the United States or return home, understanding some of the customs of U.S. business practice and why U.S. business people and lawyers behave as they do will help you strengthen your relationships and ensure that cultural differences do not hamper your professional and personal success. Sharon Abrahams, National Director of Professional Development at Foley & Lardner, an international law firm, will conduct a 90-minute workshop which will also include tips on networking and building professional relationships to help your future career. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. For information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 29
    Navy JAG Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Interested in working with the Navy JAG Corps? A representative will be on campus to discuss the application process and what life as a Navy JAG officer is like. It is highly recommended you attend this session if you intend to apply to the Navy JAG. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu

  • Jan 30
    1L Photoshoot 9:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    A photographer will be in the Blue Lounge on Friday, January 30th to take professional headshots for the 1L class. These headshots will be used in the Employer Guide for 2L recruiting. Please sign up by 5 pm, Monday, January 26 at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094ba5a72ca5f49-1lphotoshoot. You must dress in business attire. All 1Ls should participate. If you are unavailable on January 30, please notify erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu. Sponsored for the Career & Professional Development Center. For further information, please contact Erin Biggerstaff at erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu

  • Feb 5
    1Ls/2Ls: LANC Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Come hear about the partnership between Legal Aid of NC (LANC) and Duke Law School. The summer begins with a week-long training "boot camp" at Duke covering civil litigation skills and substantive law. Interns will then spend 10 weeks of the summer in one of LANC's twenty-four offices in the state working closely with attorneys and trying cases before courts and administrative bodies. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu or Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 10
    3Ls: Bridge to Practice Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Come learn more about the Bridge to Practice Fellowship Program. This information session will outline how current 3Ls can use the Bridge to Practice Fellowship Program as a part of their search for permanent employment. Prior Bridge to Practice Fellows will discuss how they leveraged their Bridge to Practice experiences into rewarding careers. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 16
    Careers in International Law: Merging Law and Diplomacy: A Conversation with Michael Kleine '93 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    The "Careers in International Law" Speaker Series will host Michael Kleine, Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Laos for a wide-ranging conversation about merging law and diplomacy. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Kleine served as Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs at U.S. Embassy Seoul and was responsible for leading Embassy efforts to ratify and implement the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. Over the course of his Foreign Service career, Mr. Kleine also served on detail with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, contributed to U.S. policy on North Korea, managed U.S.-Phillippines relations, and supported consular operations in Ho Chi Mnh City, Vietnam. He will speak about his career path, day-to-day work, and offer advice to students interested in working for the U.S. Government in both legal and diplomatic capacities. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program and the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu. Lunch will be served.

  • Feb 23
    Clerkships - Lunch with Judges, Picking / Using Clerks 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join us to hear Judges R. Guy Cole, Jr. (6th Circuit), Robert Hinkle (Northern District of Florida), and Chief Justice Mark Martin (North Carolina Supreme Court) talk about how they pick their clerks, and how they use their clerks. They will provide useful insight into the clerkship process, and will happily take questions. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Hannah Beardsley at Hannah.beardsley@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    Careers in International Law: Anti-Corruption Investigations at the World Bank: A Conversation with Robert Delonis 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    What does it mean to work at the World Bank? The Careers in International Law speaker series will host Mr. Robert Delonis, a Senior Litigation Specialist in the Integrity Vice Presidency for a conversation about his time and work at the World Bank Group. Mr. Delonis investigates and pursues sanctions related to fraud and corruption in Bank-financed projects and will talk about his experience working in cross-border project finance, intergovernmental organizations, and anti-corruption investigations. He will also speak about his career path and the types of positions at the World Bank. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law and the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 25
    1Ls: Blueprint for Success 5:00 PMOff-campus

    The primary 1L and employer networking event at Duke as the 1Ls contemplate their upcoming 2L job search. In 2014, more than 40 organizations, 60+ lawyers and recruiting professionals and over 170 students participated in a high-energy & interactive evening. Blueprint offers a unique opportunity to establish meaningful connections with private- and public-sector decision-makers from around the country in advance of the fall recruiting season. To be held at the Durham Convention Center. This event is sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please visit the Blueprint webpage, or contact Erin Biggerstaff at erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu

  • Feb 26
    Careers in International Law: International Capital Markets in London, a Conversation with DavidBoles '02, Latham & Watkins 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join David Boles, a partner at the London office of Latham & Watkins, a major global law firm, for a wide-ranging conversation about living and practicing abroad, life in "big law," and representing clients in the areas of international capital markets and securities regulation. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law and the Career and Professional Development Center.

  • Mar 24
    1Ls: Course Selection & Targeted Career Planning: Government/Public Interest 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Join Professor Foster and Dean Boswell for a detailed discussion on how to build academic and professional experiences that support a career in public interest or government. Jointly sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Career & Professional Development Center, this session is part of the Professional Development Series for the Class of 2017. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    LLM Alumni Panel II: 10 Tips on Preparing for the Bar 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join three LLM alumni who successfully took and passed the New York Bar for their top 10 tips on preparing for the Bar Exam. They will answer your questions such as: 1) Should I take a commercial review course? 2) Is it worth studying for the course locally? 3) How should I pace my study? 4) Which test center should I choose? 5) Which hotel to book and when to book it? 6) What to expect during the exam? And many more! Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. For information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    1Ls: Course Selection & Targeted Career Planning: Corporate-Transactional Law 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Join a panel of Duke Law Professors and Corporate Partners for a detailed discussion on how to build academic and professional experiences that support a career in corporate-transactional law. Jointly sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Career & Professional Development Center, this session is part of the Professional Development Series for the Class of 2017. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    LLM Info Session and Workshop for the New York Bar 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    This is a MANDTORY workshop for all students planning on taking the New York Bar Exam either in July of 2015 or February of 2016. Students will receive instructions on how to correctly fill out the new LLM Certificate of Attendance Form. Please make sure to bring a copy of your class schedule for the fall and spring semesters and a printed copy of the attached form. We encourage you to review the form ahead of time. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and tht Office of International Studies. For information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 7
    1Ls: Course Selection & Targeted Career Planning: Litigation 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Join a panel of Duke Law Professors and Litigation Partners for a detailed discussion on how to build academic and professional experiences that support a career in litigation. Jointly sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Career & Professional Development Center, this session is part of the Professional Development Series for the Class of 2017. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 9
    Why Clerk? Lunch 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join our distinguished panel of Hardt Cup judges for lunch today, when they will discuss the topic, "Why Clerk?" Each judge will offer his/her perspective of the benefits of clerking, talk about how they use their clerks, and take questions from you about the process. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Hannah Beardsley at Hannah.beardsley@law.duke.edu.