Event Calendar

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • Apr 1 PILF Merchandise Sale 8:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come get Duke Law merchandise at one of the last sales of the year! This sale will feature some of our classic items: Hoodies, Crews, Sweatpants, Long Sleeve T-Shirts, Polos, Hats, Portfolios, and Camelbacks. At this sale we'll also be accepting suggestions for items you'd like to see at sales next year. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Brittany Mixon at Brittany.Mixon@duke.edu.

  • Apr 1 Class Gift Table 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Please come by our Class Gift information table during lunch to speak with a committee member about how you can support the 2015 Graduating Class Gift campaign. Sponsored by the 2015 Class Gift Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1 Gun Control and the Second Amendment 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Please join the American Constitution Society for a talk with Professor Blocher and Professor Miller about their upcoming gun control research as well as other Second Amendment issues. Space is limited. Please RSVP using this link to reserve your space: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19r9P1tYD7YMPPyZCQFaxPF33jk8fIeluoiNq95t.... Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Christina O'Tousa at christina.otousa@duke.edu.

  • Apr 1 Military Cultural Competency Training 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    This training will provide VDAP volunteers with a crash course in military cultural. Jason Hansman, Director of External Program Relations at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, will offer volunteers an overview of military culture, core values, and demographics. This workshop is intended to assist legal volunteers in better understanding, communicating and effectively interacting with Service members and their families. Jason completed an 8-year enlistment in the Army Reserves as a Civil Affairs Sergeant. From 2004 to 2005, he was deployed to Mosul, Iraq as the Operations NCO of a Civil Affairs company and helped manage hundreds of reconstruction projects. Sponsored by VDAP. For more information, please contact Nur Ibrahim at nur.ibrahim@duke.edu.

  • Apr 1 CANCELED: BLS: In-House Counsel Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join the Business Law Society as we present a panel of attorneys currently holding in-house counsel positions. Come hear about the many interesting opportunities and experiences these attorneys have had working in-house. Sponsored by BLS. For more information, please contact Ashley Waid at ashley.waid@duke.edu or Will Robinson at will.robinson@duke.edu.

  • Apr 1 Duke Energy Law Society - Panel Discussion 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Duke Oil Gas and Energy Law Society is hosting a discussion panel comprised from representative of other energy organizations (from Duke University and out of Duke). The purpose of the panel is to introduce to the energy law society's members other energy organizations from Duke as well as other energy related platforms in which Duke Law students can learn about the energy industry and contribute by providing their legal skills in such platforms. Sponsored by DBA. For more information please contact Niso Matari at nisim.matari@duke.edu.

  • Apr 1 Paris Alumni Happy Hour 7:00 PMSee description

    Please join us for Duke Happy Hour with all other French alumni from Duke schools, and friends. This event will be at O'Brien's Irish Pub (77 rue Saint Dominique 75007 Paris) and starts at 7:00 p.m. This event is hosted by Julien Steinberg LLM'11. To RSVP or for questions, contact Julien at Julien.Steinberg@ey-avocats.com.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Apr 2 CANCELED: Faculty Tech Talks 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Faculty, please join us for regular Tech Talks given by members of Academic Technologies, the Law Library and others. Each week's topic will be announced in advance. Lunch will be available for those who RSVP to the weekly invitation. The presentation will generally last about a half hour, with a following optional question-and-answer period until no later than 1:30pm. Sponsored by Academic Technologies. For more information, please contact Wayne Miller at wayne.miller@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 2 Financial Regulation Review: Clashing Perspectives on the Merits and Approaches of Cost-Benefit Analysis 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Discussion featuring Duke Law Professor James D. Cox and Steve Lehotsky, chief counsel for litigation for the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center and a former law clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Chase Harrington at chase.harrington@duke.edu.

  • Apr 2 Innovation Through Regulation? Net Neutrality and the Open Internet 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join the American Constitution Society, American Civil Liberties Union, and Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society for a discussion on "net neutrality" and the impact of the FCC's recent decision to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. Mark Prak, Partner at Brooks Pierce, Melanie Chernoff, Government and Community Affairs Manager at the Raleigh-based open-source technology corporation Red Hat, and Duke Law Professor Stuart Benjamin will discuss the policy implications of the FCC decision, covering topics from free speech to private-sector innovation. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, contact Brett Bellmore at brett.bellmore@duke.edu.

Friday, April 3, 2015

  • Apr 3 1L Introduction to Journals: Panel Discussion 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    What are journals, what do journal members do, and why should you join a journal? What is a casenote, how can you prepare to write one, and what are some common pitfalls? Come learn what many 2Ls and 3Ls wish they knew when they were in your shoes! All 1Ls are encouraged to join a panel of distinguished professors for a lunch chat discussing these issues and more. Sponsored by the Duke Law Casenote Committee. For more information, please contact Matthew Sloan at mas140@duke.edu.

Monday, April 6, 2015

  • Apr 6 DBA Finance Committee Meetings 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding, please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. Please contact Alex Waldrop at alexander.waldrop@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Apr 6 "Environmental Justice," part of the Wealth, Inequality and the Law: Discussion & Action Series 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join Environmental Law Clinic faculty members Ryke Longest and Michelle Nowlin for a discussion about environmental justice and ways that they and other NC-area lawyers have been advocating on behalf of communities disadvantaged with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Students will learn about ways to become involved in environmental justice work while at Duke. This event is part of the Discussion and Action Series on Wealth, Inequality and the Law and is co-sponsored by Duke Law Clinics and the office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information please contact Susanna Epling at susanna.epling@law.duke.edu

  • Apr 6 2015 D.O.N.E. Awards 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The annual D.O.N.E. Awards Ceremony recognizes Duke Law's Outstanding and Noteworthy Endeavors. Hosted by the Duke Bar Association, this event honors various student leaders and student organizations for their invaluable contributions to the Law School. A presentation of the Distinguished Teaching Award to a student-nominated member of the faculty will conclude the ceremony. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Stephanie Kim at Stephanie.Kim@duke.edu.

  • Apr 6 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Gladys Bethea at gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 6 BLSA General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join BLSA for our last general body meeting for the year. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Sophia Carter at sophia.carter@duke.edu.

  • Apr 6 WLSA Coffee & Conversation: Professor Jayne Huckerby 5:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Please join WLSA and Professor Huckerby for a roundtable conversation of women and the law. This event is capped at 15; please RSVP to attend. Coffee and cupcakes will be served. For more information, please contact Chantalle Carles and chantalle.carles@duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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

    Join Professor James Coleman and David Lindsay (L'97), a litigation partners at K&L Gates, 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 7 1L Casenote Training 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Mandatory 1L Casenote Training Session: All 1Ls planning to participate in the Casenote Competition for journal membership are required to attend one of the mandatory training sessions for the Law School's electronic submission system. This is the first of the two meetings. Please bring your laptop. Sponsored by the Duke Journal Casenote Committee. For more information, please contact Matthew Sloan at mas140@duke.edu.

  • Apr 7 2L Summer Success: Key Insights from 3Ls 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Enhance your success this summer with a "head's up" from your 3L classmates! A 3L panel will share keys to pre-summer preparation; exceeding employers' expectations; making the most of employers' social offerings; and artfully addressing challenges as they arise. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 7 Casenote: Journal Fair 3:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Meet and greet with representatives of all 9 of Duke Law's journals. Cupcakes provided! Sponsored by Duke Journal Casenote Committee. For more information, please contact Matthew Sloan at mas140@duk.edu.

  • Apr 7 Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Can your employer require you to travel to India for a hip replacement to reduce its healthcare costs? If injury results, can you sue? Can the US prohibit you from travelling abroad to help a relative with assisted suicide-or to obtain an abortion? Join Prof. I. Glenn Cohen, who will discuss the economics, law, and ethics of "medical tourism." Medical tourism is a growing multi-billion dollar industry involving millions of patients who travel abroad each year to get health care. Copies of Professor Cohen's book, Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics, will be available for purchase at this event with check or credit card for $38.66. Sponsored by Duke Science & Society. For more information please email lola.martin@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

  • Apr 8 Just-in-Time Career Fair 10:00 AMBryan Center

    The Duke Career Center, in collaboration with Fuqua's Master of Management Studies program, Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, and Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy encourages you to attend our annual Just-in-Time Career Fair. This Fair is a great opportunity for graduating seniors and graduate students to connect with employers who have immediate openings for internships and full-time employees. We will provide more information about the employers attending closer to the event date.

  • Apr 8 How to Get the Most Out of Your Government or Public Interest Summer 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Join the Government and Public Service Society (GPS) for a lunchtime roundtable discussion on tips for success in government and public interest summer internships. Upperclass students with experience working in government or public interest internships will spearhead the discussion. This event is ideal for students interested in pursuing government or public interest work after graduation, as well as students working in government or public interest for the summer, but who may opt to pursue other post-graduate opportunities. Please RSVP via the Qualtrics survey below by Monday, April 6. Co-Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu or Chris D'Alessio at christopher.dalessio@lawnet.duke.edu. https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9HU3b6F8M68zfuJ

  • Apr 8 Casenote Training 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Casenote training for 2L members of DJGLP. Sponsored by DJGLP. For more information, please contact Talley Wood at tkw9@duke.edu.

  • Apr 8 Off the Record A Cappella Performance 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Come enjoy a lunchtime performance by Off the Record, Duke Law's co-ed a cappella group! This performance will feature classics from the Four Seasons and Marvin Gaye to modern hits from Taylor Swift and Pentatonix. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Off the Record. For more information, please contact Ashley Pittman at ashley.pittman@duke.edu.

  • Apr 8 Integrating Faith and Work: What does it mean to be a Christian Lawyer? 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Christian Legal Society for a panel with local attorneys from a variety of fields as they discuss how they have learned to integrate their work and their faith. Sponsored by CLS. For more information contact Kendra Simon at kendra.simon@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Apr 8 Adjudicating Sexual Assault on College Campuses: What Law Students Need to Know Now and as Future Advocates 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Join the Coalition Against Gendered Violence and panelists Victoria Krebs, Amy Clecker, Leslie Grinage, and Howard Kallem to learn about the sexual assault adjudication process at Duke. The panelists will discuss generally how the process works, the changes happening at Duke, and what law students and lawyers should know about being advocates on either side of a sexual assault case. Sponsored by DBA. Please contact Sara Saenz at sara.saenz@duke.edu for more information.

  • Apr 8 Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 8 White & Case 1L Reception 6:00 PMSee description

    1Ls: Please join lawyers from White & Case for cocktails and hors d¿oeuvres at the Washington Duke Inn! Associates from the New York office will be there, as well as current 2Ls and 3Ls working at White & Case. Please RSVP to Ashley.concini@whitecase.com by Friday, April 3, 2015. Sponsored by White & Case. Please direct any questions to ashley.chase@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

  • Apr 9 Class Gift Table 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Please come by our Class Gift information table during lunch to speak with a committee member about how you can support the 2015 Graduating Class Gift campaign. Sponsored by the 2015 Class Gift Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

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

    Please join our distinguished panel of Hardt Cup judges Allyson Duncan (4th Circuit Court of Appeals), James C. Dever III (Eastern District of North Carolina), and Paul V. Niemeyer (4th Circuit Court of Appeals) for lunch, 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.

  • Apr 9 Faculty Tech Talks 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Faculty, please join us for regular Tech Talks given by members of Academic Technologies, the Law Library and others. Each week's topic will be announced in advance. Lunch will be available for those who RSVP to the weekly invitation. The presentation will generally last about a half hour, with a following optional question-and-answer period until no later than 1:30pm. Sponsored by Academic Technologies. For more information, please contact Wayne Miller at wayne.miller@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 9 2015 Hardt Cup Final Round 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The Moot Court Board proudly presents the final round of the 2015 Hardt Cup Tournament. All students and faculty are encouraged to watch this year's finalists. This year's judges include Circuit Judge Paul V. Niemeyer (United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit), Chief Judge James C. Dever III (United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina) and Circuit Judge Allyson K. Duncan (United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit). Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, contact Daniel Stockton at Daniel.Stockton@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Apr 9 Countdown to Graduation 6:30 PMLaw School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Please join the Class Gift Committee for our BBQ event. We'll be serving hotdogs and hamburgers for students to enjoy. There will be a bake-off as well, with a few of our very own faculty members tasting and judging deserts. Graduating students are welcome to enter a desert in the competition and the winner will receive a prize. Sponsored by 2015 Class Gift Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 10, 2015

  • Apr 10 1L Mandatory Casenote Training 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    This is a mandatory thirty-minute training session for the 1L casenote competition. We will cover the logistics of the competition and answer any questions you might have. Note: This session is the same as the April 7th training, so you are only required to attend one. Sponsored by Duke Journal Casenote Committee. For more information, please contact Matthew Sloan at mas140@duke.edu.

  • Apr 10 Competition Law and Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Professor Eleanor Fox, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law, will give a lecture titled "Competition Law and Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does it Promote Efficiency and Development? Efficient Development? Efficient Inclusive Development?" This lecture is co-sponsored by the Rethinking Regulation Project at the Kenan Institute for Ethics and by the Center for International & Comparative Law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please see https://law.duke.edu/news/eleanor-fox/ or contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu. Please email Umut Aydin at ua9@duke.edu if you would like to receive background reading for Professor Fox's talk.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

  • Apr 12 Professor Jonathan K. Ocko Memorial 11:00 AMSee description

    North Carolina State University - SAS Hall - 2311 Katherine Stinson Dr. Raleigh, NC 27695. Please join family, friends and colleagues to celebrate his spirited life and work. Questions: pdo136@gmail.com

Monday, April 13, 2015

  • Apr 13 "Human Rights and Human Trafficking," part of the Wealth, Inequality and the Law: Discussion & Action Series 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join Prof. Jayne Huckerby, director of the Duke Law International Human Rights Law Clinic, and a panel of human rights law advocates for a discussion about human rights and human trafficking. Students will learn ways to become engaged in human rights advocacy and become involved in work being done to address the problem of human trafficking in North Carolina. This event is part of the Discussion and Action Series on Wealth, Inequality and the Law and is co-sponsored by Duke Law Clinics and the office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information please contact Susanna Epling at susanna.epling@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 13 1L Introduction to Journals: Tips, Tricks, & Other Strategies for Effective Casenote Writing 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Duke Law Journal Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Bill O'Connell as he shares helpful tips and strategies for effective casenote writing. Bill will also provide some insight on the casenote evaluation process. Sponsored by the Duke Law casenote committee. If you have any questions, please email Matthew Sloan at mas140@duke.edu.

  • Apr 13 DBA Finance Committee Meetings 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding, please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. Please contact Alex Waldrop at alexander.waldrop@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Apr 13 What Every First Year Associate Should Know About a Health Care Transaction 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join the Health Law Society for a discussion on what every first year associate should know about a healthcare transaction. Joseph Kahn of Nexsen Pruet and Kim Licata of Blue Cross Blue Shield will discuss what a healthcare transaction looks like, and give an overview of first year associate responsibilities and requests. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Drew Douglas-Steele at dsd19@duke.edu.

  • Apr 13 Race and Firearms: A Conversation with Historian Clayton Cramer and Duke Law Professor Darrell Miller 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Two scholars of the Second Amendment, both cited in McDonald v. Chicago, will discuss the intersection of race and gun control. Clayton Cramer is the author of "The Racist Roots of Gun Control" and other works exploring the history and policy implications of the right to bear arms. Professor Darrell Miller is the author of "Guns as Smut: Defending the Home-Bound Second Amendment" (cited in MacDonald by Stevens, J., dissenting). Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information contact Chase Harrington at chase.harrington@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  • Apr 14 Class Gift Table 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Please come by our Class Gift information table during lunch to speak with a committee member about how you can support the 2015 Graduating Class Gift campaign. Sponsored by the 2015 Class Gift Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 14 Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 14 Finals Study Break Sponsored by DBA 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Enjoy food and beverages in Star Commons with your classmates as the semester winds down. Sponsored by DBA. For more information contact Jeff at jeffrey.alpert@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

  • Apr 16 Class Gift Table 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Please come by our Class Gift information table during lunch to speak with a committee member about how you can support the 2015 Graduating Class Gift campaign. Sponsored by the 2015 Class Gift Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 16 Tips for F1/J1 Visa Holders - On Obtaining Permanent Residence in the United States 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Tips for F1/J1 Visa Holders-On Obtaining Permanent Residence in the United States. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the International Studies Department. If you have additional questions, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 16 Conversation with Eugene Lao '95, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Auction.com 2:00 PMLaw School 3171

    Please join the JD/LLM Program for an informal coffee with Eugene Y. Lao ('95), Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Auction.com. Mr. Lao has led an interesting and distinguished career in the software industry. He worked as the Vice President and Regional General Counsel at Yahoo, Asia Pacific, where he managed over 40 attorneys. Most recently, he was the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Zynga and has recently assumed a new position as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Auction.com where he leads their international team. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

  • Apr 20 DBA Finance Committee Meetings 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding, please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. Please contact Alex Waldrop at alexander.waldrop@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Apr 20 Conversations in Human Rights: The Death Penalty in North Carolina and the U.S. 4:30 PMWest Duke 101

    What is the status of the death penalty in North Carolina, and in the U.S. more broadly, and how is it changing? Join the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics for a discussion covering a broad range of topics, including lethal injections and the role of the pharmaceutical industry; its historical and contemporary racial symbolism in North Carolina, as well its persistent application to the most vulnerable in North Carolina, such as the mentally ill. Panelists include Professors Seth Kotch & Isaac Unah (American Studies and Political Science, UNC); Professors Corinna Lain and James Gibson (University of Richmond School of Law); Gretchen Engel (Executive Director, Center for Death Penalty Litigation); and Professor Jessica Namakkal as moderator (International & Comparative Studies, Duke). This panel is co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Center for International & Comparative Law. A reception will follow. For more information, see https://law.duke.edu/news/conversations-human-rights/ or contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu. Please RSVP to Wendi Jiang at wendi.jiang@duke.edu by Friday, April 17.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

  • Apr 25 Duke Alums Engage - North Texas 12:00 PMSee description

    Join Duke North Texas for an afternoon of service to promote adult literacy in the community! We are partnering with LIFT (Literacy Instruction For Texas) and the Austin Street Shelter, to provide literacy testing for Austin Street's homeless population. Meet at LIFT's office (1610 S. Malcolm X Boulevard, Suite 320, Dallas, TX 75226) and receive training on how to provide literacy testing and assessment skills. After the training, clients from Austin Street Shelter will be assessed. At the end of the day we'll have a reception to celebrate these two organizations, the clients and volunteers. Kids are welcome. Feel free to drop by at any time during the day's events. Sponsored by the Duke Alumni Association and the Duke Law Club of Dallas. For more information, please contact Zoey Kernodle at zoey.kernodle@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 27, 2015

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

  • May 3 Duke DC Alums Engage: DC Greens 1:00 PMSee description

    Duke Law School alums are invited to join the larger Duke community for a day of service and volunteering with Duke Alums Engage. This year DC Alums Engage will be working with DC Greens at Walker-Jones Farm and Elementary School to contribute to gardening and other project-based tasks at the elementary school. Volunteers will have a variety of roles and all levels of gardening ability and ages are encouraged to attend (including children). This event is sponsored by the Duke Alumni Association. Learn more and Register here: http://tinyurl.com/olsbptc.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

  • May 7 Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • May 7 Graduation Gala 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    More details to follow. For more information, please contact Student Affairs.

Friday, May 8, 2015

  • May 8 Family Barbecue 5:00 PMSarah P. Duke Gardens

    More details to follow. For more information, contact Student Affairs.

  • May 8 Candlelight Dinner (International students and guests) 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    This event proves to be one of the most special of the year, as international students' and LLM students' families and friends travel from around the world to share in graduation. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. Attendance is free. Business casual to semi-formal attire is recommended.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

  • May 9 Law School Hooding Ceremony 5:30 PMCameron Indoor Stadium

    More details to follow. For more information, contact Student Affairs.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

  • May 14 2015 In-House Counsel Panel - Venture Capital Edition - San Francisco, CA 6:30 PMSee description

    Join the Duke Law Club of Northern California and DLA Piper for our second annual Duke Law Club In-House Counsel Panel at DLA Piper, 555 Mission Street. This year's panel features Bay Area Duke alumni-attorneys who work in venture capital: Neil Pai, T'04 (General Counsel, Founders Fund), Ryan Purcell, L'09 G'09 (General Counsel, S23P), Bryce Steeg, T'02 (General Counsel, Thiel Capital). Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m., panel discussion will run from 7-8:00 p.m. with time for networking afterwards. Generously sponsored and hosted by Michael Torosian L'00 with DLA Piper LLP (US). For more information, please contact Steven Lee L'12 at stevendlee@alumni.duke.edu.

Friday, May 15, 2015

  • May 15 Carolinas Legal Writing Colloquium 8:00 AMLaw School 3037

    The Carolinas Legal Writing Colloquium is a biennial meeting of legal research and writing professors from law schools in North and South Carolina and elsewhere. The program will address various topics of interest in teaching lawyering skills, providing academic support to students, and administering legal research and writing programs. Sponsored by LARW. For more information, please contact Jeremy Mullem at mullem@law.duke.edu.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • May 27 Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change 8:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Please join us for a conference on "Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change," organized by the Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy in collaboration with SCRiM Network. The conference will include papers and presentations by economists, philosophers, policy scholars, and lawyers on many aspects of the topic, such as: the effect of intra- and intergenerational inequality on the social cost of carbon or optimal mitigation pathways; the distributional effects of mitigation policies such as carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, or REDD; how current integrated assessment models (IAMs) such as RICE, FUND or PAGE take account of distributional concerns, and how IAMs can be refined to better do so; how equity concerns should influence disaster aid or other efforts to reduce the effects of global warming; altruism and equity; the choice between utilitarian and equity-regarding (e.g., "prioritarian") social welfare functions as the normative basis for evaluating climate policies; and the relation between equity and corrective justice (compensatory) considerations with respect to climate policy. Please note space is limited and registration (free) is required. For registration, please go to the conference webpage at https://law.duke.edu/laweconomicsandpublicpolicy/conferences/climatechange/. For further information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at icc2015@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • May 28 Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change 8:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Please join us for a conference on "Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change," organized by the Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy in collaboration with SCRiM Network. The conference will include papers and presentations by economists, philosophers, policy scholars, and lawyers on many aspects of the topic, such as: the effect of intra- and intergenerational inequality on the social cost of carbon or optimal mitigation pathways; the distributional effects of mitigation policies such as carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, or REDD; how current integrated assessment models (IAMs) such as RICE, FUND or PAGE take account of distributional concerns, and how IAMs can be refined to better do so; how equity concerns should influence disaster aid or other efforts to reduce the effects of global warming; altruism and equity; the choice between utilitarian and equity-regarding (e.g., "prioritarian") social welfare functions as the normative basis for evaluating climate policies; and the relation between equity and corrective justice (compensatory) considerations with respect to climate policy. Please note space is limited and registration (free) is required. For registration, please go to the conference webpage at https://law.duke.edu/laweconomicsandpublicpolicy/conferences/climatechange/. For further information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at icc2015@law.duke.edu.

Friday, June 5, 2015

  • Jun 5 Thoughts on Learning and Thinking in Law and Politics 9:00 AMLaw School 3000

    The Center on Democracy and the Rule of Law at the Duke Law School and the Department of Political Science is hosting a conference exploring the cognitive foundations of our understanding of law and the politics that give rise to it. If you would like to attend or participate please contact Mat McCubbins at mathew.mccubbins@duke.edu. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

  • Jun 6 Thoughts on Learning and Thinking in Law and Politics 9:00 AMLaw School 3000

    The Center on Democracy and the Rule of Law at the Duke Law School and the Department of Political Science is hosting a conference exploring the cognitive foundations of our understanding of law and the politics that give rise to it. If you would like to attend or participate please contact Mat McCubbins at mathew.mccubbins@duke.edu. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

  • Oct 15 37th Annual Duke University Estate Planning Conference 2:50 PMLaw School 3041

    This two day conference consists of a series of lecture sessions designed to examine in detail current developments in the estate and gift tax field; strengthen the practitioner's knowledge and application of estate planning techniques to a multitude of diverse and complex problems; and to provide a forum for the discussion of important estate planning problems and their solutions. Sessions will be led by a group of conference faculty members comprised of estate planning professionals and legal scholars. Faculty members have been selected for their knowledge of the subjects, presentation skills, and ability to communicate.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

  • Nov 6 Global Health Law Symposium 8:00 AMTBD

    The first annual Global Health Law Symposium will feature keynote speaker Dr. Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University, who directs the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and was the Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He served as Associate Dean for Research at Georgetown Law from 2004 to 2008. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Center for Law & the Public's Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. There will also be several other speakers participating in panel discussions on lessons from the recent Ebola outbreak, current litigation in health and human rights, and the conflict between intellectual property rights and access to medicine. Sponsored by the Health Law Society, Human Rights Law Society, International Law Society, and the Duke Global Health Institute. For more information, please contact Dani Glazer at dani.glazer@duke.edu.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015