Event Calendar

Friday, January 30, 2015

  • 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

  • Jan 30 CANCELED: Careers in International Law: Transnational Litigation and Antitrust/Competition with Tiaunia Bedell '07 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Ms. Bedell (JD-LLM '07), a senior associate at Gibson Dunn in Los Angeles, for a wide-ranging conversation about transnational litigation, including her defense against the recognition of a fraudulent multi-billion dollar judgment in the Chevron v. Donziger case in Ecuador. Ms. Bedell will discuss her career and day-to-day work, while offering advice to students pursuing internationally focused legal careers. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the JD-LLM program. Please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Jan 30 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.

  • Jan 30 ESQ 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Annual symposium sponsored by the Duke Business Law Society and the Career and Professional Development Center. More than 40 senior alumni will be here to share their experiences, give candid advice, and interact informally with students during panel discussions and in small groups. This is a rare and valuable educational and networking opportunity for law students to learn about different possible career paths and get to know Duke Law alumni. Sponsored by BLS and CPDC. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

  • Jan 31 ESQ 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Annual symposium sponsored by the Duke Business Law Society and the Career and Professional Development Center. More than 40 senior alumni will be here to share their experiences, give candid advice, and interact informally with students during panel discussions and in small groups. This is a rare and valuable educational and networking opportunity for law students to learn about different possible career paths and get to know Duke Law alumni. Sponsored by BLS and CPDC. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 31 Alaska Law Review Spring Citechecking Training 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Information session on changes to the citechecking process. Sponsored by Alaska Law Review. For more information, please contact Joy Tsai at Joy.Tsai@duke.edu.

  • Jan 31 Duke Forward in Dallas - Dallas, TX 1:30 PMSee description

    Alumni and friends are invited to join us for a memorable afternoon and evening of community, conversation, and celebration at Duke Forward in Dallas! This is a unique opportunity to connect with generations of Duke alumni, parents, and friends in the North Texas area-and to participate in incredible programming led by some of our remarkable faculty and students. At the Fairmont Dallas, 1717 North Akard Street, Dallas, TX. Sponsored by the Office of University Development. Learn more and register here: http://dukeforward.duke.edu/events1/duke-forward-in-dallas#event-program. Questions? Contact Tyler Bray at (919)-613-6117 or rsvp@dev.duke.edu.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

  • Feb 3 Twiggs-Beskind Judge Training for Mock Trial Board Members 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    This is a mandatory judge training session for all members of the Mock Trial Board. All Board members will be judging mock trial rounds during the Twiggs-Beskind Cup on February 9-11th and this brief lunch session will introduce you to the basics of judging mock trial and how the score sheet works. Sponsored by the Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Elana Reman at elana.reman@duke.edu.

  • Feb 3 Making a Career in IP Law with Diverse Backgrounds 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Women Law Students Association, Duke Law & Technology Review, and Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Society for a panel discussing IP law and how women can get involved in this rapidly growing field, no matter their educational background. We will be discussing careers in all aspects of IP law, from trademarks to copyright to patents. This is the first panel of WLSA's Professional Development Spring Series. Our panelists include Jennifer Anderson, a partner at Olive & Olive who focuses on copyright and trademark issues, Julie Richardson, a Duke Law alumna and shareholder at Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec who focuses on patent law, and Professor Jennifer Jenkins, who runs the Arts Project at Duke's Center for the Study of the Public Domain. Our panelists will share how their backgrounds influenced their decision to pursue IP law, and share tips for students trying to get involved in the field! Sponsored by Hogan Lovells. For more information, please contact Elle Stuart at elle.stuart@duke.edu.

  • Feb 3 CANCELED: Health Law Society: NC Bar Association Health Law Section Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    The Health Law Society hosts the North Carolina Bar Association's Health Law Section meeting. For more information, please contact Dani Glazer at dani.glazer@duke.edu.

  • Feb 3 Teen Court Spring Meeting 4:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the Teen Court committee for our Spring 2015 meeting. We will discuss involvement in Teen Court at the Durham County Court House, Teen Court Mock Trial, and answer any questions you may have. Anyone who is interested in Teen Court is welcome to attend, no previous volunteering necessary! Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Aly Rutsch at alyrutsch@gmail.com.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

  • Feb 4 Duke Law Red Cross Blood Drive 9:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Please sign up for your life-saving appointment at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code Duke. Donors may need to "Register Now" as a New User with minimal personal information to create a donor profile. Feel free to also stop by the Blue Lounge in the Law School between 10 and 2:30 to donate! Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Naina Soni at Naina.Soni@lawnet.duke.edu. If you have Eligibility Questions, please call 1-866-236-3276.

  • Feb 4 Lives in the Law with David Rubenstein T'70 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Lives in the Law with David Rubenstein T'70, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group. This event is open to Duke Law students, faculty, and staff only. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Dawn Blalock at blalock@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 4 Drinks & Networking Event at Hanson Bridgett - San Francisco, CA 6:30 PMSee description

    Join the Duke Law Club of Northern California for an after-hours networking event which is being sponsored by Brett Gladstone L'83 of Hanson Bridgett LLP. Get reacquainted with old classmates and network with some of the more than 500+ Duke Law Alumni and Other Duke Alumni-Attorneys who or work in the Bay Area. Hanson Bridgett is generously providing Free Food & Drinks. Hanson Bridgett is located at 425 Market Street. Sponsored by the Duke Law Club of Northern California. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

  • 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 5 Ukrainian Reality and How It Affects Other Countries 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The panel will discuss the current situation in Ukraine in its legal dimensions, including Ukrainian quest for democracy and rule of law as well as the legal consequences of the Crimean Peninsula's annexation. The emphasis will be on the probable outcomes and impacts these events will have on Ukraine as well as other international players. The panelists are as follows: Honorable Bohdan Futey was the U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge in 1987-2014, Victor Rud is an international law attorney, Duke School of Law alumnus, and a cofounder of the Ukrainian American Bar Association, Ivanna Bilych is an attorney, civil activist, and board member of Razom for Ukraine (Together for Ukraine). Sponsored by the International Law Society, National Security Law Society and Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Mariia Khorun at mariia.khorun@duke.edu. Please fill out this survey if you plan to attend the panel https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_2fb2AYhsv6axvOl.

  • Feb 5 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.

  • Feb 5 NC Bar Association International Law & Practice Section Ukrainian Reception 4:00 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    By invitation only. This reception is intended to gather the international law practitioners, scholars, and activists to discuss the current situation in Ukraine. Sponsored by the NC Bar Association International Law & Practice Section. For more information please contact Mariia Khorun at mariia.khorun@duke.edu.

  • Feb 5 Duke Law Houston Cocktail Hour - Houston, TX 6:00 PMSee description

    Alumni and friends in the Houston area, join us for a cocktail hour with Dean David F. Levi and other faculty members, visiting for the American Bar Association meeting. This event is hosted by Jackson Walker L.L.P. Learn more and RSVP at http://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_3Pk373pEPG04F9j. Questions? Contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 6, 2015

  • Feb 6 Duke Law Journal - Administrative Law Symposium 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Law Journal will be hosting its 45th Annual Administrative Law Symposium, "Is the Appointments Process Broken?: Insights from Practice, Process, and Theory." The symposium will feature articles and discussions by academics, practitioners, and other commentators on the current state of appointments in the U.S. amidst a changing legal landscape. Focus points will include the Supreme Court's recent "Noel Canning" decision, the significant limitations to filibusters of presidential nominees, and other matters. For more information please contact Bill O'Connell at william.o.connell@duke.edu.

  • Feb 6 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Gladys Bethea at gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 9, 2015

  • Feb 9 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.

  • Feb 9 Journey with Cineplex Entertainment's Chief Legal Officer 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join us for a conversation with Ms. Anne Fitzgerald L'90, who is currently the Chief Legal Officer of Cineplex Entertainment. Anne's career path spans a wide array of industries, working both at a private law firm here in Raleigh at Smith Anderson to currently working in-house in Canada at Cineplex Entertainment, as well as in-depth knowledge into the media and entertainment industry. Anne's multitude of experience will provide a unique perspective on transitioning between different career paths. Co-sponsored by LES, BLS, IPCS, ILS, WLSA and SOLIMENA. For more information, please contact Dyna Zekaoui at dyna.zekaoui@duke.edu.

  • Feb 9 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Gladys Bethea at gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

  • Feb 10 Snapshots in Sports Law - Kevin Warren of the Minnesota Vikings 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The Sport and Entertainment Law Society invites you to come and listen to Kevin Warren, Executive Vice President-Legal Affairs & Chief Administrative Officer of the Minnesota Vikings as he discusses his unique career in the professional sports industry and the current challenges he faces as the general counsel of an NFL franchise. Warren is the highest ranking African-American business executive of a franchise in the National Football League, and has had a career in the NFL for 17 seasons. This conversation is an opportunity to learn more about the role of attorneys within the professional sports industry. Lunch provided by DBA. Co-Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Please contact Lauren Vickers at lauren.vickers@duke.edu for more information.

  • 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.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

  • Feb 11 BAR Exam Talk 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Attention all 3Ls! BarBri is hosting an informational talk to prepare you for the upcoming bar exam. BarBri is the nation's leading bar review prep company and is available in all 50 states. We will discuss the structure of the exam, options for early prep, and ways to sign up. Classes begin in late May. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Barbri. Please RSVP for the program (lunch is limited): nur.ibrahim@duke.edu.

  • Feb 11 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.

  • Feb 11 Panel Discussion With Professor Richard Epstein 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Richard Epstein from NYU joins the Federalist Society for a fascinating panel discussion. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Mariana Estévez at mariana.estevez@duke.edu.

  • Feb 11 Duke in DC Info Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono in an information session about the Duke in DC program. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by PIPB. For more information, please contact Susanna Epling at susanna.epling@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

  • Feb 12 School to Prison Pipeline 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Come view "The School to Prison Pipeline," a short, yet moving documentary on the disturbing national civil liberties issue where children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Many of these children have learning disabilities or histories of poverty, abuse or neglect, and would benefit from additional educational and counseling services. Instead, they are isolated, punished and pushed out. Children's Law Clinic faculty members Jane Wettach and Brenda Berlin will be on hand to share additional information about the pipeline and some personal experiences representing children caught up in it. Students will learn how they can get involved in work surrounding this issue. This event is part of the Discussion and Action Series on Wealth, Inequality and the Law. 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.

  • Feb 12 Renting in New York 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The founders of the residential real estate brokerage firm Cooper & Cooper will give a presentation about how to make the move to New York City as smooth as possible. In their presentation, partners Jeremy and Jordan Cooper will discuss the NYC rental market, building and apartment types, highlight all the steps and paperwork involved in securing a home, and answer all questions. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Ashley Waid at ashley.waid@duke.edu.

  • Feb 12 Women as Change-Makers: Using your Law Degree in the Legislature 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the Women Law Student's Association for a panel discussing the environment of lobbying in the legislature. Our panelists will share with you tips for successful lobbying in Washington and their experience transitioning from cases to law-making. This event is part of WLSA's Professional Development Spring Series. Sponsored by Hogan Lovells. For more information, please contact Khahilia Shaw at kys7@duke.edu.

  • Feb 12 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.

  • Feb 12 Book Discussion: Innovating Women 5:00 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join us for "Books and Beverages" - focusing on women in entrepreneurship. In this faculty-student book group, we'll discuss Innovating Women by Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya. There are twelve copies are available in the library. It's a quick read, composed mostly of brief, interesting vignettes. There's also a chance that co-author Professor Wadhwa will join us for a subsequent event. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Professors Buell and Ward. For more information, please contact Erika Buell at ebuell@law.duke.edu or Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 12 Graduate and Professional Student Caucus Alumni-Student Mixer 5:30 PMSee description

    Join fellow Duke Alumni and current students from across the nine graduate and professional schools for a casual alumni-student mixer. The event will take place at Von Canon, lower level of the Bryan Center (125 Science Drive). Dress is casual. RSVP here: http://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_bmGK3kTMYseesVn. Sponsored by DAA and The Graduate & Professional School Alumni Caucus. Questions? Contact Zoey Kernodle at zoey.kernodle@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Feb 13 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy Symposium: Fraud on the Market after Halliburton 8:30 AMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy's symposium will discuss the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund. A cast of experts from around the country will discuss the coherence fo Fraud on the Market as a body of law, the practical implications of the Court's decision, and alternatives to class actions as an enforcement mechanism for the Fraud on the Market rule. All are welcome! Sponsored by the Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy. For more information, please contact Mariana Estevez at mariana.estevez@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Feb 14 Teach-In: Policing, Civil Rights, and Race 10:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Given the recent tragedies in Ferguson, Cleveland, and New York City, issues of policing and race are in the news. The purpose of this event will be to foster a dialogue between Duke Law School, its students, and the Duke community on issues of police practice, police misconduct, and civil rights. Currently scheduled speakers include Duke Law Professors Lisa Kern Griffin, Sam Buell, Darrell Miller, Guy Charles, and James Coleman; Kami Simmons, of Wake Forest Law School, an expert on police practice and race, and Chris Brook of the North Carolina ACLU, and James Moore, of the Rocky Mount, NC Police Department, will also share their knowledge. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Sandie MacLachlan at sandie.maclachlan@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 16, 2015

  • 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 16 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.

  • Feb 16 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.

  • Feb 16 Women in Mergers & Acquisitions: Navigating a Career in the Field 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Although women account for 40 percent of first- and second-year associates in M&A groups at top law firms, only 15 percent of these women go on to make partner in the field, according to an ABA study. Please join the Women Law Students Association and The Business Law Society for a discussion exploring M&A practice generally, the specific challenges facing female M&A lawyers, and how these lawyers have overcome these challenges in order to attain success in the field. Co-sponsored by WLSA and BLS. For more information, please contact Rosemary Chandler at rosemary.chandler@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

  • Feb 17 Exit Loan Counseling Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Student Loan Office will conduct a group exit loan counseling session for all federal student loan borrowers that are graduating at the end of Spring 2015 semester. During this session, borrowers will receive a detailed listing of their loans, information regarding repayment options available and helpful tips for managing their loan debt. Registration is required for this group session. Further instructions and a registration link will be provided at a later date. Sponsored by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. For more information, please contact Lena Garrett at garrett@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

  • Feb 18 Pre-Graduation Fair 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    The Pre-Graduation Fair provides 3L's, LLM's and LLMLE's the opportunity to ask graduation-related questions and check items off their graduation "to-do" lists. All graduating students should stop by. Representatives from the Offices of Student Affairs, the Career and Professional Development Center, and Alumni & Development, representing the 2015 Class Gift, will attend. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Dean Belk at belk@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 18 Spanish Con Salsa 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Queridos amigos, please join the Hispanic Law Students Association for a Spanish language chat during lunch! This is an informal get-together to brush up on your Spanish skills, meet the friendly members of HLSA and get to know some of the Spanish-speaking LLMs. All español levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. Native and non-native speakers alike will be around to strike up a conversation or help you practice for interviews. Lunch will be served. ¡Hasta pronto! Sponsored by HLSA. For more information, please contact Melany Cruz Burgos at melany.cruz.burgos@duke.edu.

  • Feb 18 The Clean Air Act & Existing Power Plants: What Will Compliance Mean This Summer? 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join us for a lunch talk about the EPA's proposed rule under the Clean Air Act 111(d). This rule will regulate the greenhouse gas emissions of existing power plants. The anticipation of the new compliance standards has created a whirlwind of legal inquiries of interest to regulators and companies alike. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Allison Carmody atajc67@duke.edu.

  • Feb 18 Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Elections to the executive board of DJGLP (for current journal members only). Sponsored by DJGLP. For more information, please contact Talley Wood at tkw9@duke.edu.

  • Feb 18 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.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

  • Feb 19 Breakfast with the Dean 9:30 AMLaw School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have breakfast with the Dean. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Dean Belk at belk@law.duke.edu no later than Tuesday, February 17 at 5pm. If you are unable to attend this breakfast, there will be other opportunities to have breakfast with the Dean this semester. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Feb 19 Advising Private Equity Firms with Debevoise & Plimpton 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join Jordan Murray, a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, as he explains what it's like to advise on private equity deals, what role associates play in a private equity practice group, and the regulatory issues confronting the buyout industry. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Will Robinson at will.robinson@duke.edu.

  • Feb 19 Brazil Fighting Corruption in the XXI Century 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join us in a lecture imparted by Professor Lucas Rocha Furtado, Ph.D. in Law and Economic Aspects of Corruption (University of Salalmanca-Spain), Prosecutor of the "Tribunal de Contas da União" of Brazil, Professor of Law at the University of Brasilia, and one of the world's leading Anticorruption experts. Sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Council. For more information, please contact Michel.Levien.Gonzalez@lawnet.duke.edu

  • Feb 19 Faculty Tech Talks 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    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.

  • Feb 19 Pluralism in the Private Sector 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join us for a lunch-time panel discussion focused on the intersection of rights involved with the allocation of resources amongst diverse religious groups at a private university. Are universities obliged to treat various student groups equally? What are their obligations to donors? Do students forgo rights via contract at the time of enrollment? Sponsored by American Constitution Society. For more information please contact Allison Carmody at ajc67@duke.edu.

Friday, February 20, 2015

  • Feb 20 Duke Forum for Law and Social Change Symposium 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Please join us for Duke Forum for Law and Social Change's annual symposium. This year's symposium will focus on legal and social issues relating to mental health. For more information, please contact Sarah Krajewski at sak28@duke.edu.

  • Feb 20 Duke Law Parents and Family Weekend 12:00 PMTBA

    Join DBA and PILF in welcoming the families of our students for a weekend in Durham. For more information, please contact Jana Kovich at jana.kovich@duke.edu.

  • Feb 20 19th Annual PILF Auction & Gala 6:00 PMSee description

    Join DBA and PILF in welcoming the families of our students for a weekend in Durham, starting Friday, February 21st with the PILF Gala & Auction at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club. Sponsored by PILF and DBA. To RSVP and for more information, please visit https://law.duke.edu/students/dba/parentsweekend/ or e-mail Jana Kovich at jana.kovich@duke.edu.

  • Feb 20 Motown Program Featuring Prof. Darrell Miller 6:30 PMSee description

    Alumni, families and friends, join us for and in-depth look at the music of Motown and its influence on the Civil Rights Movement. In a series of events including lectures, panel discussions, and presentations, participants will explore the contributions of Motown. As part of the weekend's program, participants will attend a performance of Motown the Musical, directed by alumnus Charles Randolph Wright, at the Durham Performing Arts Center. View a full list of details and RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/qjsjwes. Sponsored by DAA. Questions? Email alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

  • 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 23 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.

  • Feb 23 Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Symposium 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join us for Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy's annual Symposium. For more information, please contact Ann Orsini at amo23@duke.edu.

  • Feb 23 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.

  • Feb 23 Dean's Cup Final Round 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Law Moot Court Board invites you to the final round of this year's Dean's Cup, Duke's premier oral advocacy competition.The competition will be followed by a light reception. Please come support your fellow students and see these excellent competitors in action. Sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Moot Court Board. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact John Gerl at john.gerl@lawnet.duke.edu. Time is subject to change.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

  • Feb 24 Should Prenatal Discrimination Be Illegal? 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Should the law stop abortion decisions which are informed by the fetus's gender or disability? Join the Federalist Society in a panel discussion with Mr. Nikolas Nikas, Esq. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information contact Courtney Thomson at cas120@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 24 Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Symposium 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join us for Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy's annual Symposium. For more information, please contact Ann Orsini at amo23@duke.edu.

  • Feb 24 Alumni and Admitted Student Reception - Washington, DC 6:00 PMSee description

    Please join Dean David F. Levi and your fellow alumni at a reception to welcome prospective students recently admitted to Duke Law School. This gathering is an opportunity for you to visit with current and future students, fellow alumni, and key members of the Duke Law community. This event will take place at Crowell & Moring LLP, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004. Learn more and RSVP by February 17, 2015. https://www.squadup.com/events/alumniadmitted-student-reception-dc.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  • Feb 25 Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Symposium 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join us for Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy's annual Symposium. For more information, please contact Ann Orsini at amo23@duke.edu.

  • Feb 25 Anatomy of a Deal by Vinson & Elkins 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Vinson & Elkins, a premier global transactional law firm, and OutLaw, the Business Law Society, the International Law Society, and the Federalist Society in the annual Anatomy of a Deal event, where real practitioners walk students through the mechanics of a major transaction, highlighting the role that attorneys play along the way. Q-Shack will be served. Sponsored by Vinson & Elkins. For more information, please contact Ben Shellhorn (ben.shellhorn@fuqua.duke.edu).

  • Feb 25 Children Crossing: A Discussion on the Legal Rights of Unaccompanied Alien Children 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The recent surge in unaccompanied minors crossing into the United States raises issues of immigration law, human rights, and children's rights. Eunice Lee, a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at U.C. Hastings, will provide an insightful presentation highlighting the legal issues involved in the children crossing the border and their treatment upon arrival. Previously, Ms. Lee worked at the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, first as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in New York focusing on the education rights of immigrant students, then as a Detention Attorney in its San Francisco office, litigating class action challenges to prolonged and mandatory immigration detention. Eunice also practiced and taught refugee and asylum law as the Albert M. Sacks Clinical Teaching and Advocacy Fellow at Harvard Law School's Immigration and Refugee Clinic. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DBA. Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society, the International Law Society and the Immigration Education Project. For more information, please contact Bryan O'Brien at bpo7@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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • 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.

  • Feb 26 Having your Cake and Eating It Too: Pro Bono at a Law Firm 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Law firms are attractive for a number of reasons, but going to a law firm doesn't mean you give up the opportunity to engage in public interest work. In this event we will lift the firewall that keeps you from knowing the details of a firm's Pro Bono projects and will help give a glimpse into the role you might have on a Pro Bono project at a law firm. Please join us for a lunch discussion with attorneys from Wilmer Hale, Katten Muchin Rosenman, and Nelson Mullins who will share their experiences working on Pro Bono projects. The discussion will be moderated by Dean Bart and is panel number 4 of the 6 WLSA Spring Series. Lunch and cake will be served. Sponsored by Hogan Lovells. For more information, please contact Shanna Rifkin at shr13@duke.edu.

  • Feb 26 Guantanamo Bay 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Madeline Morris and Steven Engel will be discussing the implications on Guantanamo Bay of recent diplomatic changes. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Michael Adamson at mba6@duke.edu.

  • Feb 26 1Ls: Tips for Interviewing with Law Firms 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Learn from attorneys and recruiters from Schulte Roth & Zabel about what law firms look for during interviews and advice about how to put your best foot forward during the recruiting process. Be sure to bring any recruitment related questions you may have. Sponsored by Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Dorothy Jenke at dorothy.jenke@duke.edu.

  • Feb 26 Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Symposium 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join us for Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy's annual Symposium. For more information, please contact Ann Orsini at amo23@duke.edu.

  • Feb 26 LENS Early Arrival Event: @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex by Shane Harris 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Mr. Shane Harris, senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, will discuss his book @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex. His book discusses how the United States military currently views cyberspace as the "fifth domain" of warfare, and the DOD, the NSA, and CIA all field teams of hackers who can, and do, launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets. He won the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism for his first book, The Watchers. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, National Journal, The Washington Post, and many other media outlets. This event is an early arrival event for the 2015 LENS Conference being held on Feb. 27-28, 2015. For conference information and registration, please visit http://web.law.duke.edu/lens/. This event is open to the public and does not require a registration. Sponsored by LENS. For further information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 26 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.

Friday, February 27, 2015

  • Feb 27 Law, Ethics and National Security Conference 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    For more information, please contact Charles Dunlap at dunlap@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 27 Laws that Learn: Adaptive Regulation of Pharmaceuticals 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Professor Ken Oye (MIT) and Professor Arti Rai (Duke) will discuss the challenges and opportunities in shifting the way the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and its counterparts around the world, regulate pharmaceutical products. Can and should we move from a one-time decision to approve a drug in general, to a sequential process of partial approvals with continued monitoring and learning over time? How can our regulatory systems incorporate continued learning, as new technologies and their impacts emerge? This event is one in the series of "Laws that Learn" speakers. Co-sponsored by the Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law, the Rethinking Regulation program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, please contact Professor Jonathan Wiener at 919-613-7054.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

  • Mar 2 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.

  • Mar 2 Introduction to Oral Advocacy: A Primer for the 1L Hardt Cup Competition 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Moot Court Board provides oral advocacy training sessions to prepare all 1L students for the oral argumentation portion of their LARW courses. The format of presentation, strategies for handling questions, and tips on speaking style will be discussed. Details of the Hardt Cup Moot Court Competition will be offered at this time. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Chantalle Carles at chantalle.carles@duke.edu.

  • Mar 2 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Gladys Bethea at gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 2 The Crossroads of the Legal Profession 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Women Law Student's Association for a panel discussing the realities of balancing thriving legal professions with satisfying personal lives and how it is possible for men and women to have both. Our panelists will share with you tips for striking the perfect balance between work and life commitments! Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Rachel Ofori at Rachel.Ofori@duke.edu.

  • Mar 2 Alumni and Admitted Student Reception - NYC 6:00 PMSee description

    Please join Dean David F. Levi and your fellow alumni at a reception to welcome prospective students recently admitted to Duke Law School. This gathering is an opportunity for you to visit with current and future students, fellow alumni, and key members of the Duke Law community. This event will take place at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, 425 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017. Learn more and RSVP by February 23, 2015. https://www.squadup.com/events/alumniadmitted-student-reception-nyc.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

  • Mar 3 The Importance of Good Lawyering: The Honorable Beverly Martin of the Eleventh Circuit 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The Honorable Beverly Martin of the Eleventh Circuit will be speaking on the importance of good lawyering to all those interested in attending. The presentation will run for approximately 20 minutes, providing ample time for student questions and discussion. Sponsored by Professor Joseph Blocher. For more information, please contact Professor Blocher at blocher@law.duke.edu. Lunch will be provided.

  • Mar 3 Environmental Litigation: Perspectives From Both Sides of the V. 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    This will be a lunchtime panel discussion with three North Carolina attorneys who litigate on behalf of the government, a private firm, and a non-governmental organization. The panel discussion will center on what it is like to litigate on each of the opposing sides, and more specifically what it is like to care about the environment but work on such different sides. Following the panel discussion there will be an opportunity for students to meet with the attorneys and ask questions. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Allison Carmody at ajc67@duke.edu.

  • Mar 3 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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

  • Mar 4 John Hope Franklin Centenary Lecture 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Writing in the Washington Post after the 2009 death of Dr. John Hope Franklin, Walter Dellinger, the Douglas B. Maggs Professor Emeritus of Law, said Franklin wrote, taught, and lived the story of race in America. To mark the centenary of Franklin's birth, Dellinger and William Leuchtenburg, the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will reflect upon the course that the three of them taught at Duke Law for seven years, as well as Franklin's influence and insights. Considered one of the greatest American historians and remembered for his landmark book, From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans among other works, Franklin was the James B. Duke Professor of History. A bag lunch is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the John Hope Franklin Centenary Committee. For more information, please contact Sandie MacLachlan at sandie.maclachlan@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 4 Duke vs. Wake Forest Basketball Game Watch - Denver, CO 5:00 PMSee description

    Join Duke Law alumni and friends in the Denver, CO to watch the Duke Men's basketball game against Wake Forest. This is a great time to reconnect with friends, or to network with fellow alumni in the Denver area. At the home of Jillian Ciocchetti and Corey Ciocchetti L'02, Westminster, CO. Learn more and register here: https://www.squadup.com/events/denver-basketball-gamewatch. Questions? Contact Corey Ciocchetti at coreyciocchetti@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

  • Mar 5 The First African American Women at Duke Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    WLSA, BLSA, Duke Law and History Society, and the Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics invite you to join us as we welcome some of the first Black female graduates of Duke Law. The event will be focused these women's stories: what motivated them to come to Duke Law, how they overcame the unique challenges of being among the first Black women at the law school, and how graduating from Duke Law affected their careers. Sponsored by Duke Bar Association and the Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics. For more information, please contact Rebecca Cooper at rebecca.cooper@duke.edu.

  • Mar 5 Introduction to Oral Advocacy: A Primer for the 1L Hardt Cup Competition 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Moot Court Board provides oral advocacy training sessions to prepare all 1L students for the oral argumentation portion of their LARW courses. The format of presentation, strategies for handling questions, and tips on speaking style will be discussed. Details of the Hardt Cup Moot Court Competition will be offered at this time. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Chantalle Carles at chantalle.carles@duke.edu.

  • Mar 5 The Double Standard: Are Economic Rights Treated Differently? 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Steve Simpson, the Director of Legal Studies at the Ayn Rand Institute, will give a brief presentation on the nature and enforcement of economic rights by the Supreme Court following the New Deal. There will be an opportunity for a question and answer period following the presentation. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Brian Underwood at brian.underwood@duke.edu.

  • Mar 5 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.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

  • Mar 7 NC Wills Project - Document Training 9:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Prof. Curt Twiddy will train students on the completion of Wills and related documents. Students will then participate in Wills preparation for low-income NC residents. Preparation will take place on Monday, March 9 at the Pembroke office of Legal Aid NC and on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10 and 11 in Lee and Moore County. Sponsored by PIPB. If interested in participating, please email burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 7 Basketball Watch Event (Duke v. UNC) - San Francisco, CA 5:30 PMSee description

    Join the Duke Law Club of Northern California at the San Francisco Twin Peaks Home of Adam Mishcon L'90 to cheer on the Duke Men's Basketball Team as they take on our archrival, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the 500+ Duke Law Alumni and other Duke University Alumni-Attorneys who live or practice in the Bay Area in a more casual and fun atmosphere. Adam (Host) and Steven (Co-Chair) will provide hot wings and beer. You are welcome, but certainly not required, to bring a drink or favorite snack food for yourself or to share with the group. Sponsored by the Duke Law Club of Northern California. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

  • Mar 17 BLSA General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join BLSA for our annual Election lunch. Candidates for the 2015-2016 Executive Board will make presentations before voting takes place. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Sophia Carter at sophia.carter@duke.edu.

  • Mar 17 Exit Loan Counseling Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke University Student Loan Office will conduct a group exit loan counseling session for all federal student loan borrowers that are graduating at the end of the Spring 2015 semester. During this session, borrowers will receive a detailed listing of their loans, information regarding repayment options available and helpful tips for managing their loan debt. Registration is required for this group session. Further instructions and a registration link will be provided at a later date. Sponsored by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. For more information, please contact Lena Garrett at garrett@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 17 Starting Smart: Strategies for a Successful First Week on the Job 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Succeeding as a summer intern or associate may often require skills outside of those learned within the classroom. Join our panelists as they discuss their careers and share their own experiences and tips on being a successful summer associate or first year associate. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association. For more information please contact Melany Cruz Burgos at melany.cruz.burgos@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

  • Mar 18 Breakfast with the Dean 9:30 AMLaw School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have breakfast with the Dean. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Dean Belk at belk@law.duke.edu no later than Monday, March 16 at 5pm. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Mar 18 Is the Rational Basis Test Unconstitutional? 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Darrell Miller and Clark Neily from the Institute for Justice join the Federalist Society for a debate on whether the widely-applied and Court-endorsed rational basis test contravenes the Constitution. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Mariana Estevez at mariana.estevez@duke.edu.

  • Mar 18 CANCELED: 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.

  • Mar 18 Advanced Skills Session: Oral Advocacy Skills 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Hosted by the Moot Court Board, this event is an advanced appellate advocacy skills session for the 1Ls participating in the Hardt Cup. With the Hardt Cup one week away, those students interested in how to argue convincingly should attend. During this meeting the Hardt Cup Coordinators will talk more about the Hardt Cup, both how it works and the skills those arguing should need. This will be especially helpful for those that have no previous oral advocacy experience. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. If you have any questions, please email the Hardt Cup Coordinators at hardtcup2015@gmail.com.

  • Mar 18 AHLA Health Care Law Networking Reception 5:30 PMSee description

    The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) is a national organization that connects healthcare attorneys, law students, and other professionals throughout the United States. AHLA is hosting a health care law networking reception at the Carolina Club on the UNC campus, and the Duke Law Health Law Society (HLS) would like to invite you to join us! Speakers representing three different areas of health law practice: government, law firms, and in-house counsel, will offer words of wisdom and lessons learned during their careers in health law. Whether you are a law student exploring different options, a non-law student looking for ideas, or a practicing attorney new to health law, you will find this discussion of interest. Come learn more about AHLA, hear about hot topics in health law, and connect with AHLA members and leaders. Sponsored by AHLA. For more information, please contact Dani Glazer at dani.glazer@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

  • Mar 19 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.

  • Mar 19 Law and Market Strategy with Professor John M. de Figueiredo 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Interested in using your law degree in the business world? Please join Professor John M. de Figueiredo and the Law and Economics Society as we discuss the pivotal role of law in the markets. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law and Economics Society. For more information, please contact Risha Asokan at risha.asokan@duke.edu.

  • Mar 19 Hardt Cup Judge Training 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    All Moot Court board members are required to judge a certain number of rounds during the 1L Hardt Cup tournament. Thus, all Moot Court members are required to attend one training session, which will explain the judging rubric and score sheet. Board members may attend either one of the offered training sessions. Sponsored by Duke Law Moot Court. If you have any questions, please e-mail hardtcup2015@gmail.com

Friday, March 20, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

  • 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 24 Hardt Cup Judge Training 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    All Moot Court board members are required to judge a certain number of rounds during the 1L Hardt Cup tournament. Thus, all Moot Court members are required to attend one training session, which will explain the judging rubric and score sheet. Board members may attend either one of the offered training sessions. Sponsored by Duke Law Moot Court. If you have any questions, please e-mail hardtcup2015@gmail.com.

  • Mar 24 Zephyr Teachout discusses her book, "Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United" 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join the Program in Public Law as we welcome Zephyr Teachout '99 to speak about her new book "Corruption in America: From Ben Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizen's United." Copies of her book will be available for sale after the event. Lunch will be provided - first come, first served. Co-sponsored by the Program in Public Law and the Goodson Law Library. For more information please contact Sarah Holsapple at sarah.holsapple@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

  • 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 25 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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • Mar 26 "Griswold" at 50: Reproductive Justice, Past and Present 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Details to follow. Sponsored by ACS. For more information, please contact Ana Apostoleris at ama64@duke.edu.

  • Mar 26 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.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

  • Mar 30 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Gladys Bethea at gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 30 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.

  • Mar 30 A Tale of Two Detainees: Defending the Accused and the U.S. Constitution in the Military Commissions of Guantanamo 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Renowned advocate and scholar Lt Col David Frakt, an Air Force JAG officer and highly regarded expert on military commissions, will speak about his representation of detainees Mohammed Jawad and Ali Hamza al Bahlul. In 2009 in the Jawad case, Frakt became the only person to win the pretrial dismissal of military commission charges and win the release of a military commission defendant through habeas corpus, while bringing international attention to the abuse of a juvenile detainee. In 2008, Mr. al Bahlul famously boycotted his trial and is the sole prisoner at Guantanamo serving a sentence from a military commission during the Bush presidency. Together these cases provide a fascinating look inside the military commissions and the unique attorney-client relationships between American military officers and accused enemy combatants. Sponsored by National Security Law Society. For more information, please contact Danny Beaulieu at DPB14@duke.edu.

  • Mar 30 JD-LLM Careers in International Law: Practicing International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Ryan Mellske JD-LLM '09 for a wide-ranging conversation about international arbitration, foreign investment controversies and cross-border litigation. Mr. Mellske is currently an associate with Three Crowns, LLP, a specialized international arbitration boutique. Prior to joining his current employer, he worked at White & Case in Washington, DC and Arias & Munoz in Costa Rica. Students will hear about Mr. Mellske's career path and day-to-day work. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For questions, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • 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.

  • Mar 31 2015 Class Photo 12:30 PMSee description

    The official class photo for all JDs, LLMs, and LLM-LEs for the Class of 2015. You must wear a dark suit for the shoot. Location: Front Lawn. Rain date: April 1, 2015. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • 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.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Apr 2 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.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

  • 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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

  • 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.

  • 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.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

  • 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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

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.

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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015