September 29, 2014
International Week Panel: Some Observations on Judicial and Prosecutorial Discretion
Join judges and prosecutors in the international LLM program for a panel discussion on criminal judge systems in their home countries. The panelists include Koichi Kumazawa, Prosecutor, Kumamoto District Public Prosecutor's Office (Japan), Jiyoung Lee, Judge, Cheongju District Court (South Korea),Takashi Yamaguchi, Prosecutor, Fukushima District Public Prosecutor's Office (Japan), Rena Honjo, Judge, Yokohama District Court (Japan), and moderator Nir Shnaiderman, LLM 2011, SJD Candidate 2014. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Career Center and the International Studies Office. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 30, 2014
3Ls: Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Information Session
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 email@example.com.
- Sep 30International Week Panel: Discussion on International Summer Work
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 01, 2014
NCBA International Law School Panel
Please join Randal Hanson (partner, Womble Carlyle), Andrea Carska-Shepard (General Counsel, Workplace Options), and Jon Erwin (partner, K&L Gates) for a discussion about current trends in transnational legal practices in North Carolina. Our guests will share their experiences in a spectrum of areas, including cross-border M&A and biotechnology, international business negotiations, import¿export regulations, cross-border procurement, and international trade and arbitration. All law students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at email@example.com.
October 02, 2014
JD-LLM Careers in International Law: Katelyn Love '11 & Louise Williams
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
October 03, 2014
Careers In Service Speaker Series Part IV: So You Want to Practice Financial Law
Lawyers in many government agencies and public interest organizations are heavily involved in policy work, regulatory work and litigation to promote a healthy financial sector and protect consumers. Come learn about some of the many ways to be involved in this work at the national and state level or on behalf of consumers through non-profit work. The panel includes: Tamala Boyd '04, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs; Gary Lisker '88, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; Al Ripley, NC Justice Center. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest Advising. Lunch will be served. Contact Emily Sharples at email@example.com for more information.
- Oct 3Careers In Service Speaker Series Part IV Question & Answer Session
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Oct 3Clerkships: Meet the Judges
Students interested in post-graduate clerkships are invited to join judges from all levels for panel discussions. Find out what judges look for in clerkship applicants. Event will be held in rooms 4042, 4045, 4049, and 4055. Join us afterwards for a reception in the mezzanine. RSVP for the fall clerkship programs: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6grrHNjEFDcfP37. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Hannah Beardsley at Hannah.email@example.com
October 06, 2014
Finding and Applying for International Summer Jobs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 07, 2014
Pizza with the North Carolina Bar Association
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 email@example.com.
- Oct 71Ls: Writing Successfully - Crafting Resumes that Work
Your resume is your initial personal marketing tool in the job search, and a well-crafted document is essential. 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. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
JD-LLM Careers in International Law: Christopher Pearson Fazekas '04 (UAE)
Please join Christopher Pearson Fazedas, 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 a 1L summer internship opportunity at the company's Abu Dhabi Office. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at email@example.com. Lunch will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law and the Career and Development Center.
- Oct 81Ls: Career Center Open House
For more information please contact Alan Dickson at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 09, 2014
LLM Alumni Panel on Career Opportunities in the U.S.
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 email@example.com.
- Oct 9Government and Public Interest Reception
Interested in talking with government and public interest alumni? Join us for an informal reception to learn more about government and public interest work. Local alumni, as well as others 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. Please RSVP (https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_8AqdCcy1lcGXxfn) by Wednesday, October 8 if you will be able to attend. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 21, 2014
JD-LLM Careers in International Law: Patrick Duggan
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 email@example.com.
October 22, 2014
Day in the Life of a Litigator
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 23, 2014
Day in the Life of a Corporate Lawyer
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 email@example.com.
November 04, 2014
Finding and Funding Summer Public Interest Jobs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nov 4LLM Interviewing and Networking Skills Workshop
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 email@example.com.
November 07, 2014
1L Professional Development Workshop
Event held in Rooms 3037, 3043, and 3043. Reception to follow in Star Commons. For more information please contact Alan Dickson at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 10, 2014
JD-LLM Careers in International Law: Matthew Droz '05
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 email@example.com.
February 25, 2015
Blueprint for Success
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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