Event Calendar Archive

Friday, January 3, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

  • Jan 10
    DLIP Investigations Team Pre-Semester Review 11:00 AMLaw School 3171

    Investigations Teams of the Duke Law Innocence Project will meet with supervising faculty and the executive board for review of earlier work and goal setting for the coming semester. For more information, please contact Meredith Jewitt at meredith.jewitt@gmail.com.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

  • Jan 11
    Guantanamo Clinic Standdown 8:00 AMLaw School 4172

    This two-day training session is required for students enrolled in the Guantanamo Defense Clinic. Meals will be provided. For more information, please contact Gabriela McQuade at McQuade@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • Jan 12
    Guantanamo Clinic Standdown 8:00 AMLaw School 4172

    This two-day training session is required for students enrolled in the Guantanamo Defense Clinic. Meals will be provided. For more information, please contact Gabriela McQuade at McQuade@law.duke.edu.

Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Jan 13
    Lives in the Law with Larry Thompson 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Dean David F. Levi will interview Larry Thompson, executive vice president, Government Affairs, general counsel, and corporate secretary of PepsiCo. Thompson's career has spanned the highest levels of public service and private sector work. As deputy attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice he lead the Security Coordination, and the Corporate Fraud Task Force; he focused on antitrust and litigation as a partner at King & Spalding; and he served as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Thompson has also been a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution and was the John A. Sibley Professor in Corporate and Business Law at the University of Georgia School of Law. 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 the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 13
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 13
    Special Alumni and Friends Cocktail Reception, Beijing, China 6:30 PMSee description

    Alumni and friends in the community are invited to attend "An evening in Beijing" with President Brodhead and Trustee Gao Xiqing JD '86. The reception will be held at the Regent Beijing Hotel. More information and RSVP details can be found through the link https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFor.... Questions? Contact Kate Kemery, Assistant Director of Regional Engagement at kate.kemery@daa.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Jan 14
    Guardian ad Litem: A Discussion about Ethics and Meeting the New Staff Attorneys 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the GAL program directors and staff attorneys from Durham and Alamance counties for a discussion of ethics and career paths. Contact Talley Wood with any questions at talley.wood@duke.edu.

  • Jan 14
    Tricky Dick Informational Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Are you a singer? dancer? actor? musician? theatre-savy person? or just like having fun? Tricky Dick 5, Duke Law's annual musical-comedy show, named for our infamous alumnus, is fast approaching! Please attend this brief informational meeting to find out more about the show, getting involved, and auditions. Those who play instruments are especially encouraged to attend. Auditions will be low-key and take place later in the week. Questions? Contact Maria Garcia: maria.garcia@duke.edu.

  • Jan 14
    Networking in Social Situations and Understanding American Business Culture for International Lawyers 5:15 PMLaw School 3037

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Jan 15
    Tricky Dick Auditions 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Audition for Duke Law's annual musical-comedy, Tricky Dick! This year's show promises another hilarious cast of characters, irreverent sketches, dancing, singing, and cameos from your favorite Duke Law professors. No prior stage experience necessary! Time commitment is flexible. Auditions are simple and only take 5 minutes. Acting auditions require no prior preparation and we will provide you with material to read. If you choose to do a singing audition, please prepare a verse and chorus of any song to sing A cappella. Questions? Contact Maria Garcia at maria.garcia@duke.edu.

  • Jan 15
    Stanback Fellowship Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Come learn about the Stanback Internships available for Summer 2014. These are paid internships ($5,000) made available only to Duke students. Many of the internships provide experience in litigation, administrative law or legislative/government affairs work. The internships are with environmental organizations but the skills developed will be transferable to many areas of practice; thus, these internships are not just for those interested in careers in environmental law. For more information, Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 15
    J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference - San Francisco, CA 8:30 PMSee description

    Alumni in the healthcare and life sciences industries from Medicine, Trinity, Law, Pratt, Sanford and Fuqua are encouraged to attend a Duke reception at the Annual Duke University Healthcare and Life Sciences Alumni Event. The event will be at Berlinetta Lounge, Burrit Room + Tavern in the Mystic Hotel. Learn more and register through the link https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFor.... Questions? Contact Grace Taylor T'81 at (919) 385-3166 or grace.taylor@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Jan 16
    1Ls: Making Your Case & Essentials of Interviewing for Legal Positions 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    After you have crafted a pristine resume and persuasive cover letter, interviews for 1L summer opportunities may soon follow. To ensure you are well prepared whenever these invitations are extended, during this required session you will learn the nuances of legal recruiting and those interview skills essential to effective self-promotion. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu. Note: This session is Part IV of the Professional Development Curriculum for the Class of 2016 and all first-year students are required to attend. This program was also offered November 20 and November 22, though students need only attend one of the program's three sessions.

  • Jan 16
    Tricky Dick Auditions 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Audition for Duke Law's annual musical-comedy, Tricky Dick! This year's show promises another hilarious cast of characters, irreverent sketches, dancing, singing, and cameos from your favorite Duke Law professors. No prior stage experience necessary! Time commitment is flexible. Auditions are simple and only take 5 minutes. Acting auditions require no prior preparation and we will provide you with material to read. If you choose to do a singing audition, please prepare a verse and chorus of any song to sing A cappella. Questions? Contact Maria Garcia at maria.garcia@duke.edu.

  • Jan 16
    1Ls: Making Your Case & Essentials of Interviewing for Legal Positions 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    After you have crafted a pristine resume and persuasive cover letter, interviews for 1L summer opportunities may soon follow. To ensure you are well prepared whenever these invitations are extended, during this required session you will learn the nuances of legal recruiting and those interview skills essential to effective self-promotion. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu. Note: This session is Part IV of the Professional Development Curriculum for the Class of 2016 and all first-year students are required to attend. This program was also offered November 20 and November 22, though students need only attend one of the program's three sessions.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

  • Jan 20
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday All DaySee description

    No Classes - Law School building will be locked.

  • Jan 20
    Volunteer Income Tax (VITA) Training Session 9:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Students will receive training on the laws for completion of the required IRS exams to volunteer in the VITA program. This year the IRS has combined the Basic and Intermediate exams into one exam. Prior to attending training, students must install the IRS approved Taxwise software. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to burrucker@law.duke.edu by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15.

  • Jan 20
    MLK Day of Service 12:00 PMSee description

    In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, BLSA, DBA, and several other student organizations are sponsoring a Duke Law Day of Service on January 20th. The event will involve meeting at noon for lunch and then going to serve in various local nonprofit organizations, such as the Durham Rescue Mission. For more information please contact Kaetochi Okemgbo at kaetochi@gmail.com.

  • Jan 20
    CANCELED: Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 20
    CANCELED: DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 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 the link below and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Please contact Jana Kovich at Jana.Kovich@duke.edu with questions. The URL is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEIzMVhaMHpzbmhxUlY...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

  • Jan 23
    American Jewish Institutions and Organizational Innovation 12:00 PMWest Duke 101

    Using Theory to Inform Practice, Using Success to Inform PractitionersIn recent decades, research on organizational innovation has usefully helped business leaders guide their firms through changing market conditions. These lessons have helped companies survive the introduction of new technologies, navigate changing market environments, and rejuvenate old institutions into new markets. While consultants to nonprofits have encouraged community and philanthropic organizations to adopt these same lessons, very few have. This is especially true in the Jewish world, which remains dominated by institutions that have been criticized for pursuing costly strategies and out-of-date priorities. Nonetheless, there are some Jewish leaders and organizations that have injected dynamism into American Jewish life that follows the template of organizational innovation.This conference is designed to highlight the achievements of some of these organizations, understand their experiences within a common theoretical understanding of institutional renewal, and synthesize lessons for other Jewish organizations and communities who seek to rejuvenate Jewish life through creative organizations and organizational strategies.

    http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/religion/american-jewish-institutions-organizational-innovation-jan-23-24/

  • Jan 23
    Fixing the Surveillance State: The Recommendations of the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Geoffrey Stone is a member of the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, which the President established after a number of disclosures by Edward Snowden of NSA intelligence gathering activities. The Review Group issued its report and recommendation in December. Professor Stone will discuss the group's findings and recommendations. For more information, pleaes contact Stephanie.Lowd@law.duke.edu. Presented by the Program in Public Law.

  • Jan 23
    Laughs in the Law: The First Annual Court Jesters Lecture and Improv Jam Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Come learn the basis of improv with the Court Jesters. We'll run through some simple short-form games (similar to those seen on Whose Line Is it Anyway?) and talk about performance opportunities in the upcoming semester. Food will be provided. Contact Lauren Sampson (lauren.sampson@duke.edu) with questions. Funded by DBA.

  • Jan 23
    CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 23
    Student Scholarship Workshop - Introductory Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    The Duke Law Student Scholarship Workshop will be running again this semester. The workshop is a bi-weekly forum for JD, LLM, and SJD students to present written works to one another. Our goals are to help students develop academic work, including notes, articles, or research papers (including papers to satisfy the writing requirement); practice providing critical feedback; and discuss intellectually stimulating ideas over a free lunch. Slots are available, so please consider signing up to present a paper. Slots are available, so please consider signing up to present a paper. There will be a brief introductory meeting on Thursday, January 23rd at 12:15pm in Room 4044, with pizza. For more info, please contact one of the faculty advisors: Gregg Strauss (strauss@law.duke.edu) or Ann Lipton (lipton@law.duke.edu).

  • Jan 23
    BLSA General Body Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Come join the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) as we outline future programming including more academic events, Sister Circle, and Brother Bonding events. Food will be provided. For more information, please contact Peter D. Singh Jr. at peter.singh@duke.edu.

  • Jan 23
    Save the Date! Fifth Annual Duke Law School International Alumni and Student Reception and Dinner - NYC 5:00 PMSee description

    Alumni are invited to attend a reception and dinner to engage with the current class of LLM students. The reception will start at 5:00 p.m. and the dinner will start at 8:00 p.m. The event will include special guest speaker Susanne I. Haas L'85 & '87. More details to come! For more information, please contact Carol Lilley at carol.lilley@law.duke.edu.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Jan 30
    PILF Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Purchase tickets now for the PILF Auction & Gala on March 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the auction and $25 at the door. The auction will again include wonderful items including evenings with professors, Duke basketball autographed memorabilia, local area restaurant and business gift cards, tickets to sporting and other events, and a whole lot more! For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Jan 30
    Student Scholarship Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    The Duke Law Student Scholarship Workshop is a bi-weekly forum for JD, LLM, and SJD students to present written works to one another. Our goals are to help students develop academic work, including notes, articles, or research papers (including papers to satisfy the writing requirement); practice providing critical feedback; and discuss intellectually stimulating ideas over a free lunch. Slots are available, so please consider signing up to present a paper. For more info, please contact one of the faculty advisors: Gregg Strauss (strauss@law.duke.edu) or Ann Lipton (lipton@law.duke.edu).

Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Jan 31
    Duke Law Wellness: Ice Skating at Triangle Sportsplex 1:00 PMSee description

    Take a break from studying and join the Office of Student Affairs for ice skating at Triangle Sportsplex in Hillsborough! Skate rental included. Space is limited, please RSVP to Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu

  • Jan 31
    Information Session with Navy JAG Corps 3:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Interested in working with the Navy JAG Corps? A representative will be on campus to discuss the application process and what life as a Navy JAG officer is like. All classes are invited, and the session will include a presentation along with time for questions and answers. Note: This event was originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 28th. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 31
    ESQ 5:00 PMTBD

    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. This event will be webcast. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • Feb 1
    ESQ 8:00 AMTBD

    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. This event will be webcast. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 1
    Duke Men's Basketball Hoops Watch - Mountain View, CA 3:30 PMSee description

    Alumni in the area are invited to attend a Duke Basketball hoops watch (Duke v. Syracuse). The event will take place at The Sports Page. Attendance is encouraged! This social is organized by The NorCal Duke Alumni Association (NorCal DAA). Please email stevendlee@alumni.duke.edu to RSVP.

  • Feb 1
    DJCLPP Elections 4:00 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Sudeep Paul at sudeep.paul@duke.edu.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Feb 4
    PILF Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Purchase tickets now for the PILF Auction & Gala on March 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the auction and $25 at the door. The auction will again include wonderful items including evenings with professors, Duke basketball autographed memorabilia, local area restaurant and business gift cards, tickets to sporting and other events, and a whole lot more! For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 4
    Dysfunction in DC: Myth and Reality 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The federal government is dysfunctional. "Standing on principle" is richly rewarded, while "compromise" has become a dirty word. Congress is viewed as incapable of resolving major issues while it lurches from crisis to crisis. Fixing these fundamental problems is made all the more difficult because many of the popular diagnoses of their causes and the proposed cures are wrong. This panel, featuring former United States Senator Ted Kaufmann, and Professors Jeffrey Peck and Christopher Schroeder, will dispel the myths and shed light on the realities of governing in the current social, political and economic climate. For more information, please contact Stephanie.Lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 4
    Information Session with Navy JAG Corps 3:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Interested in working with the Navy JAG Corps? A representative will be on campus to discuss the application process and what life as a Navy JAG officer is like. All classes are invited, and the session will include a presentation along with time for questions and answers. Note: This event was originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 28th. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 4
    Duke Law VITA --- Tax Preparation 5:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Feb 5
    Red Cross Blood Drive 11:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Donating blood saves lives! The blood drive will take place in the Blue Lounge from 11:00am - 3:30pm. Please schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code DUKE. For more information, please contact Kaetochi at kaetochi.okemgbo@duke.edu.

  • Feb 5
    Legal Aid of North Carolina & Duke Law Special Summer Internship Program for 1Ls & 2Ls 12:15 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. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu or Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • Feb 6
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Purchase tickets now for the PILF Auction & Gala on March 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the auction and $25 at the door. The auction will again include wonderful items including evenings with professors, Duke basketball autographed memorabilia, local area restaurant and business gift cards, tickets to sporting and other events, and a whole lot more! For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 6
    Can Good Lawyers Finish First? - Civility and Success in Big Law 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Having spent almost a decade at Jones Day, DLA Piper, and King & Spaulding, since graduating from Duke Law in 2002, David Grenardo (currently an associate professor at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas) knows a thing or two about what it takes to succeed in Big Law. But "it" might be different from what you think. Mr. Grenardo's thesis is that by treating others with dignity and courtesy, lawyers achieve the greatest benefits overall for themselves, their clients, and the legal system as a whole. Please join us for an entertaining and thought-provoking look at civility and success in the legal profession today. Questions about the realities of firm practice, ethics, and why Mr. Grenardo chose to be a lawyer rather than a pro football player are welcome! Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by BLSA and the Christian Legal Society. For more information, please contact Joel Kurtz (djk24@duke.edu).

  • Feb 6
    Net Neutrality and the Future of the Internet 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the Duke Law ACLU and the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society for a discussion with Professor Stuart Benjamin on the D.C. Circuit's recent decision on net neutrality. Is Internet freedom destined to become the playground of corporate titans like Verizon? Will the powers that be shut off political discourse and uncomfortable discussions that don't support their bottom line? Or can our unfettered virtual marketplace of ideas survive well into the twenty-first century? Come talk about it and get some free lunch while you're at it. Email Steve Wagner with questions at stevedwagner@gmail.com. Sponsored by DBA.

  • Feb 6
    Duke Law VITA --- Tax Preparation 5:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Feb 7
    DJCLPP 2014 Symposium - The Future of Campaign Finance Reform 9:00 AMSee description

    The Supreme Court recently heard McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, and it may be poised to enact further changes to the campaign donation system. This presents a great opportunity to discuss issues related to the state of campaign finance and the possible need for reform after Citizens United. What is the identifiable role of big money in politics? How should we identify corruption in campaign finance? Should we bring back soft money? These are some of the questions we will be addressing during the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy's annual symposium. The Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy Symposium will be held in the Sanford 223 Rhodes Conference Room for the morning panels and in Law 4047 for the afternoon panels. For more information, please contact Sudeep Paul at sudeep.paul@duke.edu or visit http://djclpp.law.duke.edu/symposium/.

  • Feb 7
    Fourth Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Please join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society for our Fourth Annual Symposium as we discuss current legal issues in the sports and entertainment industries. Several attorneys, faculty members, agents, and legal advisers will serve as panelists, lead Q-and-A sessions, and foster academic debate. The symposium also offers students a venue to meet and network with professionals working in the types of careers they would like to pursue. For more information, please contact Abe Benavides at aab40@duke.edu or visit http://sites.duke.edu/dukelawsportsandentertainment/. To register, visit https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1GqwdypPeKDZiFD.

    http://sites.duke.edu/dukelawsportsandentertainment/

  • Feb 7
    Lawrence Lessig Keynote Address 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy for our keynote address by Professor Lawrence Lessig. Professor Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. As part of DJCLPP's symposium on "The Future of Campaign Finance Reform," Professor Lessig will be giving a keynote address to discuss reforms to the election system. Limited lunch will be provided, with preference given to symposium attendees. For more information, please contact Sudeep Paul at sudeep.paul@duke.edu or visit http://djclpp.law.duke.edu/symposium/.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Feb 10
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Purchase tickets now for the PILF Auction & Gala on March 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the auction and $25 at the door. The auction will again include wonderful items including evenings with professors, Duke basketball autographed memorabilia, local area restaurant and business gift cards, tickets to sporting and other events, and a whole lot more! For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 10
    Mandatory Mock Trial Board Training 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Mock Trial Board Members: Join us Monday, February 10, for an information session on mock trial judging before the upcoming Twiggs-Beskind Tournament. The information session will be led by Professor Beskind and will cover scoring criteria and how to properly evaluate competitors. This event is MANDATORY FOR ALL BOARD MEMBERS. Lunch will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, please contact Lucy Partain at lucy.partain@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 10
    BLSA General Body Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join BLSA for our February General Body Meeting. We will have a Law School Opportunities Mini-Panel. Wraps from Amante Gourmet Pizza will be served. Please contact Peter Singh via email at peter.singh@duke.edu for more information.

  • Feb 10
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 10
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 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 the link below and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Please contact Jana Kovich at Jana.Kovich@duke.edu with questions. The URL is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEIzMVhaMHpzbmhxUlY...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Feb 11
    3Ls: Bridge to Practice Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come learn more about the Bridge to Practice Fellowship Program. This information session will outline how the Bridge to Practice Fellowship Program can assist you in your search for permanent employment. Prior Bridge to Practice Fellows will discuss how they leveraged their Bridge to Practice experiences into rewarding careers. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 11
    Duke Law Wellness: A Southern Season Cooking Class 5:00 PMSee description

    Take a break from studying and join the Office of Student Affairs in a cooking class at A Southern Season! We will be attending the "Truffles for your Valentine" class; you will take home a box of truffles to gift or keep. A light dinner will also be served. Space is limited, please RSVP to Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • Feb 12
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Purchase tickets now for the PILF Auction & Gala on March 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the auction and $25 at the door. The auction will again include wonderful items including evenings with professors, Duke basketball autographed memorabilia, local area restaurant and business gift cards, tickets to sporting and other events, and a whole lot more! For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 12
    1L's: Meet Your Faculty! 9:30 AMLaw School 2014

    This is an opportunity for 1L students to meet upper-level faculty and discuss their work and courses. For this breakfast, Professor John de Figueiredo will lead the discussion; Professor de Figueiredo's research interests include competitive strategy, political and legal strategy, law and economics, and the management of innovation. Get an idea for your future coursework and enjoy conversation and light refreshments. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Please contact Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu to RSVP.

  • Feb 12
    Can for-profit corporations exercise religion? A discussion of the upcoming Supreme Court case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Do individuals maintain free exercise rights when they pursue a profit? Can being required to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives burden the free exercise of religion? Eric Baxter of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty joins the J. Reuben Clark Law Society to discuss the central issues in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, the case his firm will take to the Supreme Court in March. Lunch will be provided, with funding generously provided by DBA. Co-sponsored by the Christian Legal Society. For more information, please contact Daniel Benson at daniel.benson@duke.edu.

  • Feb 12
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 12
    Confessions 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the Duke Law Innocence Project for a screening of a real defendant's interrogation and confession, followed by a discussion led by professors James Coleman and Neil Vidmar. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Julia Greenberg at JSG33@duke.edu.

  • Feb 12
    CANCELLED - Student Scholarship Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    The Duke Law Student Scholarship Workshop is a bi-weekly forum for JD, LLM, and SJD students to present written works to one another. Our goals are to help students develop academic work, including notes, articles, or research papers (including papers to satisfy the writing requirement); practice providing critical feedback; and discuss intellectually stimulating ideas over a free lunch. Slots are available, so please consider signing up to present a paper. For more info, please contact one of the faculty advisors: Gregg Strauss (strauss@law.duke.edu) or Ann Lipton (lipton@law.duke.edu).

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Feb 14
    CANCELED: DELPF Spring Symposium: Environmental Justice 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    DELPF plans to examine the development of American environmental justice law and policy in the twenty years since President Bill Clinton issued Executive Order 12,898, which mandated that "each Federal agency shall make achieving environmental justice part of its mission." This symposium will explore domestic environmental justice issues as well as the idea of leakage of environmental harms from the United States to developing countries. That is, that the negative environmental externalities of the United States economy - those that inspired the American environmental justice movement - have shifted overseas. Examples of environmental leakage include the export of American electronic waste ("e-waste"), the United States' non-ratification of the Basel Convention, and climate justice realities arising from American carbon dioxide emissions. For more information, please contact Ben Kahn at benjamin.kahn@duke.edu.

  • Feb 14
    RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 17: Entry Level Appointments Committee Job Talk 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Please contact Stephanie.Lowd@law.duke.edu for more information.

Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Feb 17
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 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 the link below and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Please contact Jana Kovich at Jana.Kovich@duke.edu with questions. The URL is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEIzMVhaMHpzbmhxUlY...

  • Feb 17
    POSTPONED: Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    Entry Level Appointments Committee Job Talk 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    Duke in DC Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join us for an information session regarding the Duke in D.C. externship program. This session is mandatory for students planning on going to D.C. in the Fall 2014 semester. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For additional information, please contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    Private Equity 101 w/ Debevoise & Plimpton 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Private Equity Deals: Stories from the Front Lines with Debevoise & Plimpton. Please join partner Jordan Murray from Debevoise & Plimpton as he walks you through a typical private equity deal and discusses the financing steps. For more information, please contact Josh Aronoff at joshua.aronoff@duke.edu. Sponsored by the Business Law Society.

  • Feb 17
    Exit Loan Counseling Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Student Loan Office will conduct a group exit loan session for all graduating students. During the session, you will receive a detailed listing of your loans, information regarding the repayment options available to you, your rights and responsibilities, and helpful tips for managing your loan debt. Registration is required for this group session. For more information, please contact Lena Garrett at garrett@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    Coffee & Conversation with Professor Morris 4:30 PMLaw School 4046

    Please join WLSA and Professor Morris for a roundtable conversation of women and the law. This event is capped at 15; please RSVP to attend. Coffee and snacks will be served. For more information, please contact Darlena Kern at darlena.kern@duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    Graduating Class Gift Kickoff Meeting 5:30 PMLaw School 4044

    All graduating students are welcome to attend the kickoff meeting of the graduating class gift committee. The committee will be responsible for deciding the gift designations, planning events, and encouraging classmates to support the campaign. For more information, and to confirm attendance, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    "The Loving Story" Documentary Viewing 5:45 PMLaw School 3037

    Loving v. Virginia, 1967, is a landmark civil rights decision which declared laws prohibiting interracial marriage unconstitutional. Join BLSA for a viewing of "The Loving Story," a documentary which explores the story behind the couple in the case while examining the history and current state of interracial marriage and tolerance in the United States. Post viewing we will hear from Susie Ruth Powell, a former NCCU law professor and one of the film's writers. Dinner will be provided at the event. To RSVP or ask questions about the event, please contact Nichole Davis at nichole.davis@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • Feb 18
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Purchase tickets now for the PILF Auction & Gala on March 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the auction and $25 at the door. The auction will again include wonderful items including evenings with professors, Duke basketball autographed memorabilia, local area restaurant and business gift cards, tickets to sporting and other events, and a whole lot more! For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 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 Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, February 14 at 5pm. If you are unable to attend this breakfast, there will be other opportunities to have breakfast with the Dean this semester.

  • Feb 18
    Info Session: Transactional Law Competition 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    In early April the Law & Entrepreneurship Society will be hosting its first-annual Transactional Law Competition. Students will be asked to help a hypothetical start-up client to prepare an agreement, and then present their solutions to a panel of judges drawn from the ranks of esteemed Duke Law alumni. The competition will be followed by a networking reception with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the judges. This information session will familiarize students with the mechanics of the competition and provide a brief overview of the types of legal issues students may encounter. Cupcakes will be served. For more information, please contact L&E Society President Piper Miles-Coccaro at piper.miles.coccaro@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 18
    Entry Level Appointments Committee Job Talk 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Please contact Stephanie.Lowd@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • Feb 18
    Mental Health and the Law: Why Are There So Many Homeless People? 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    A Panel Discussion through the Health Law Society on why our mental health system isn't working and what you can do about it: - Volunteer Opportunities - Future Career Paths - Advocacy/Policymaking Panelists: Deby Dihoff, NC Director of NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness), Tim Nordgren, Esq., Member of NAMI Board of Directors. Lunch will be provided by Cosmic Cantina,including gluten-free and lactose-free options. For more information, contact Dani Glazer at dani.glazer@duke.edu

  • Feb 18
    VITA -- Foreign Student Preparer's training and exam review 5:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Students interested in preparing tax returns for foreign students will undergo training and test review. Please RSVP to Burrucker@law.duke.edu by 2:00 Thursday, February 13. Dinner will be served. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

  • Feb 19
    Annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture: "Ballot Bedlam," with Prof. Samuel Issacharoff 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    North Carolina's ongoing battles over ballot access are a window into the current malaise that plagues America's electoral system. Amid the debates about vote fraud and vote suppression, about race and politics, about abuse and integrity, lie some deeper questions about how the U.S. has structured its democracy. The Supreme Court decisions on Alabama's Shelby County and on Arizona's voter registration provide some interesting new clues to the complicated interrelation between law, the Constitution, race and politics. Samuel Issacharoff, the Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law, will address the difficult intersection of these fraught areas of American law and politics when he delivers Duke Law's annual Currie Lecture. His wide-ranging research deals with issues in civil procedure, law and economics, constitutional law (particularly with regard to voting rights and electoral systems), and employment law.For more information, contact Sandie MacLachlan at sandra.maclachlan@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 19
    Duke Law VITA --- Tax Preparation 5:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • Feb 20
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Purchase tickets now for the PILF Auction & Gala on March 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the auction and $25 at the door. The auction will again include wonderful items including evenings with professors, Duke basketball autographed memorabilia, local area restaurant and business gift cards, tickets to sporting and other events, and a whole lot more! For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 20
    Confession and Interrogations 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the Duke Law Innocence Project for a screening of a real defendant's interrogation and confession, followed by a discussion led by professors James Coleman and Neil Vidmar. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Julia Greenberg at JSG33@duke.edu.

  • Feb 20
    WLSA Spring Series: The Balancing Act--Finding a Work-Life Balance 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    WLSA is pleased to announce The Balancing Act: Finding a Work-Life Balance. Please join a panel of legal professionals as they discuss the struggles they have faced and success they have found in finding a balance between a professional career and a fulfilling personal life. This is a great opportunity to learn from individuals who strived to find a work-life balance before beginning summer jobs or permanent positions. This event is part of WLSA's Spring Series: Professional Skills and Pathways to Success. Sponsored by: Duke Women Law Student Association. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Chantalle Carles at chantalle.carles@duke.edu.

  • Feb 20
    CANCELED: DBA Thursday 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come celebrate the completion of a successful week with your professors and classmates! Pizza and beverages will be provided! For more information, please contact Brittany Cassell at brittany.cassell@gmail.com.

  • Feb 20
    Duke Women's Weekend: "Find Your Moxie" - Durham, NC 6:00 PMSee description

    All Duke alumnae and friends are encouraged to attend the fourth biennial Women's Weekend. This is the highest profile University event for alumnae and will provide a singular opportunity to connect and celebrate Duke women. This year's program will explore change on multiple levels: personal, familial, professional, institutional, and cultural. It will be held at the Washington Duke Inn. For more details, a complete schedule and to RSVP, visit: http://dukealumni.com/alumni-communities/womens-programming/womens-weekend.

Friday, February 21, 2014

  • Feb 21
    Duke Women's Weekend: "Find Your Moxie" - Durham, NC 9:00 AMSee description

    All Duke alumnae and friends are encouraged to attend the fourth biennial Women's Weekend. This is the highest profile University event for alumnae and will provide a singular opportunity to connect and celebrate Duke women. This year's program will explore change on multiple levels: personal, familial, professional, institutional, and cultural. It will be held at the Washington Duke Inn. For more details, a complete schedule and to RSVP, visit: http://dukealumni.com/alumni-communities/womens-programming/womens-weekend.

  • Feb 21
    44th Annual DLJ Administrative Law Symposium: Taking Administrative Law to Tax 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    The foundations of settled law are shifting as courts begin to apply administrative law doctrines to the rather insular world of tax administration. These developments present an ideal opportunity to reflect on the general validity and utility of both general administrative law principles and statutory commands of the APA. Is tax administration somehow fundamentally different from administration in other areas? Does what happens in tax call into question any important assumptions or practices in general administrative law? Are there reforms that might usefully be made, either in general administrative law rules or in tax administration? These are the questions for reflection as the Symposium takes administrative law to tax. For more information, please contact Devon Damiano at devon.damiano@lawnet.duke.edu. Registration at http://dlj.law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 21
    Race and Originalism in the Constitution 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Black Law Students Association for its Black History Month Event. This event will feature a presentation by Professor Jamal Greene from Columbia Law School on the topic of Originalism and Race. Afterwards, a panel of constitutional scholars, including Professor Guy Charles, will then comment and offer additional insights and questions. This would be followed by questions from the audience. Food will be provided. For more information, please contact Peter Singh at peter.singh@duke.edu.

  • Feb 21
    PILF Auction Volunteer Training 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Mandatory training for Law Students that have signed up for any volunteer post to help with the PILF Auction and Gala. Trainings will be held on Friday 2/21 (Room 4055) and Monday 2/24 (Room 4045) at 12:15pm. All volunteers must attend one of the two trainings in order to be eligible to receive PILF hours for volunteering at the auction. For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

  • Feb 24
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Purchase tickets now for the PILF Auction & Gala on March 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the auction and $25 at the door. The auction will again include wonderful items including evenings with professors, Duke basketball autographed memorabilia, local area restaurant and business gift cards, tickets to sporting and other events, and a whole lot more! For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    PILF Auction Volunteer Training 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Mandatory training for Law Students that have signed up for any volunteer post to help with the PILF Auction and Gala. Trainings will be held on Friday 2/21 (Room 4055) and Monday 2/24 (Room 4045) at 12:15pm. All volunteers must attend one of the two trainings in order to be eligible to receive PILF hours for volunteering at the auction. For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    1L/2L: Clerkships - Lunch with Judges, Picking / Using Clerks 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come join our Dean's Cup Judges, Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the DC Circuit, Michael Chagares of the 3rd Circuit, and Judge Gene E.K. Pratter of the ED PA, as they discuss how they choose and use their law clerks. Enlightening Q&A. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information contact Judith Hammerschmidt at Judith.Hammerschmidt@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    Private Equity & M&A Careers in the Middle East: A Conversation with John Knight '83, General Counsel for Olayan America 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please join John Knight '83, the General Counsel of Olayan America, the American division of The Olayan Group, a privately owned investment firm, for a conversation about debt capital markets, corporate governance, and legal issues arising in emerging markets economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Prior to joining Olayan, Mr. Knight spent four years at the COO of the Bahrain Sovereign Wealth Fund. He has held senior positions at J.P. Morgan Chase, and the Rohatyn Group, an emerging market investment firm. Mr. Knight will speak about his career path and day-to-day work, while offering suggestions for students interested in pursuing legal careers in the region. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 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 the link below and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Please contact Jana Kovich at Jana.Kovich@duke.edu with questions. The URL is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEIzMVhaMHpzbmhxUlY...

  • Feb 24
    Dean's Cup Final Round 5:30 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. This year's esteemed panel of judges are Hon. Brett Kavanaugh (D.C. Cir.), Hon. Michael Chagares (3d Cir.), and Hon. Gene Pratter (E.D. Pa.). The competition will be followed by a light reception. Please come support your fellow students and see these excellent competitors in action. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Nina Gupta at nina.gupta@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • Feb 25
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Purchase tickets now for the PILF Auction & Gala on March 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the auction and $25 at the door. The auction will again include wonderful items including evenings with professors, Duke basketball autographed memorabilia, local area restaurant and business gift cards, tickets to sporting and other events, and a whole lot more! For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 25
    PILF Auction Volunteer Credit Card Training 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Training will be provided for all volunteers at the PILF Auction & Gala that will be using a credit card machine. Each volunteer who will be operating a credit card machine must attend one of the two trainings. For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chaddanielturner@gmail.com.

  • Feb 25
    Exchange Meeting for Fall 2014 Study Abroad 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Applications for Fall 2014 study abroad are due March 10. Join staff members of the International Studies Office for a review of application procedures and ABA guidelines related to study abroad. Former participants of the exchange programs will be available to answer questions and to talk about their experiences. For more information, please contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 25
    Business Development: Successful Women Rainmakers 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Succeeding in a law firm often depends on your book of business. Join WLSA for a panel featuring successful women rainmakers and hear how they made the connections that led to their positions in the upper echelons of the profession. Our panelists are: Karen Popp (Partner and Executive Committee Member, Sidley Austin LLP), Mary Nash Rusher (Managing Partner, Hunton & Williams, Raleigh), and Amy Batten (Partner, Smith Anderson). They will be sharing their business development strategies and tips for young attorneys. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Ruthanne Minoru at ruthanne.minoru@lawnet.duke.edu for more information.

  • Feb 25
    PILF Auction Volunteer Credit Card Training 5:00 PMLaw School 4040

    Training will be provided for all volunteers at the PILF Auction & Gala that will be using a credit card machine. Each volunteer who will be operating a credit card machine must attend one of the two trainings. For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chaddanielturner@gmail.com.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Feb 26
    PILF Merchandise Sale 8:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Support PILF! This semester the Public Interest Law Foundation is selling tons of classic Duke Law apparel including, shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, polos but new items such as mugs, sweatpants and teddy bears! For more information, please contact Sophia Carter at sophia.carter@duke.edu.

  • Feb 26
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Purchase tickets now for the PILF Auction & Gala on March 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the auction and $25 at the door. The auction will again include wonderful items including evenings with professors, Duke basketball autographed memorabilia, local area restaurant and business gift cards, tickets to sporting and other events, and a whole lot more! For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 26
    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 2014 Class Gift, will attend. Also take the chance to grab some Duke Law gear before you graduate at the PILF Gear Sale! For more information, please contact Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 26
    Afghanistan: The Next Phase 12:00 PMJohn Hope Franklin Center 240

    As the campaign season ramps up ahead of April's presidential elections in Afghanistan, a panel of experts will assess the political, security, and humanitarian situation; the U.S. relationship with Afghanistan; and the overall implications of the planned pullout of troops later in 2014. Wall Street Journal reporter Nathan Hodge, based in Kabul, will update the panel and audience with the latest news from Afghanistan (via Skype). Jayne Huckerby, Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Duke, most recently a human rights adviser to UN Women, will discuss the issues around the rollback of women's rights prior to the U.S. withdrawal and the failure of the international community to address this. Emeritus Professor of Religion Bruce Lawrence, who's been following developments in Afghanistan since the 1970s, will moderate the discussion and give his insights into Afghan's future.

  • Feb 26
    Student Scholarship Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    The Duke Law Student Scholarship Workshop is a bi-weekly forum for JD, LLM, and SJD students to present written works to one another. Our goals are to help students develop academic work, including notes, articles, or research papers (including papers to satisfy the writing requirement); practice providing critical feedback; and discuss intellectually stimulating ideas over a free lunch. Slots are available, so please consider signing up to present a paper. For more info, please contact one of the faculty advisors: Gregg Strauss (strauss@law.duke.edu) or Ann Lipton (lipton@law.duke.edu).

  • Feb 26
    Drones Overhead: What Do Domestic Drones Mean for the Future of Privacy 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Duke's ACLU Chapter is excited to present a discussion on individuals' privacy rights given the past decade's rapid development of drone technology. Medea Benjamin will be talking about privacy and peace concerns related to drone use. Ms. Benjamin is a cofounder of CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She recently published a book titled "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control." In 2012 she received the Peace Prize by the US Peace Memorial. Lunch will be served! Sponsored by DBA. Email Steve Wagner at stevedwagner@gmail.com with any questions.

  • Feb 26
    The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South by Law and History Society 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Laura F. Edwards is Professor of History at Duke University. She will be speaking about her most recent book, "The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South" (University of North Carolina Press, 2009), which was awarded the American Historical Association's 2009 Littleton-Griswold prize for the best book in law and society and the Southern Historical Association's Charles Sydnor prize for the best book in southern history. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Kate Huddleston at kate.huddleston@duke.edu.

  • Feb 26
    Duke Law VITA --- Tax Preparation 5:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • Feb 27
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Purchase tickets now for the PILF Auction & Gala on March 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the auction and $25 at the door. The auction will again include wonderful items including evenings with professors, Duke basketball autographed memorabilia, local area restaurant and business gift cards, tickets to sporting and other events, and a whole lot more! For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 27
    Business Law Society: Talk with Judge Gale of the NC Business Court 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Students are invited to this BLS sponsored event to hear from Judge Gale of the NC Business Court about the unique work of the Business Court. For more information please contact Shulamit Kashy at shulamit.kashy@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 27
    Practicing International Arbitration in the U.S. and Europe: A Conversation with Eloïse Obadia '95, partner at the DC office of Derains & Gharavi 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Eloïse Obadia, a partner at the Washington, DC office of Derains & Gharavi, a prominent international arbitration boutique, for a lunchtime presentation about practicing international arbitration and dispute resolution in both private and public sectors. Prior to joining Derains & Gharavi, Ms. Obadia spent 16 years as Senior Counsel and Team Leader at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Before joining ICSID, Ms. Obadia was an associate with the law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, in Paris. She will discuss her career path, current work, and the types of opportunities available to students and junior attorneys in the field. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 27
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 27
    Women in National Security: Navigating Legal Careers in the Field 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join WLSA for a panel featuring female leaders within the field of national security law. The panelist are: Lt. Col. Katherine Oler (Staff Judge Advocate), Jayne Huckerby (Professor of Law, Duke University), and Erin Wirtanen (principal litigation attorney at the Office of General Counsel for the CIA). This event is co-sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, and is an early arrival event for the 20th Annual National Security Law Conference. Please note that you do not need to register for the conference to attend this panel. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Anushka Rahman at anr23@duke.edu.

  • Feb 27
    Duke Law Wellness: Duke Chapel Tour and Tower Climb 1:30 PMSee description

    Take a break from studying and take a tour of Duke's most well-known landmark, the Chapel! Afterwards we will also climb the tower and have the opportunity to see out over campus. Space is limited, please RSVP to Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu

  • Feb 27
    POSTPONED: Examining Inequalities: Voting Rights in a Post-Shelby County America, with Professor Guy-Uriel Charles 4:45 PMLaw School 4172

    Please join us for an informal discussion with Professor Guy-Uriel Charles regarding his in-progress article, "States' Rights, Last Rites, and Voting Rights," and issues surrounding voting rights in America post-Shelby County. To receive a copy of the article, please fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19o7wdJllJ7ljIVkqS1vghzlnUAO0UJdjBR53KmJ.... For more information, please contact Ana Apostoleris at ama64@duke.edu.

  • Feb 27
    KUUMBA: An Evening of Black Expression 7:30 PMSee description

    Please join BGPSA and BLSA for an evening of music, poetry, fashion and food!The event will be held at the Mary Lou Williams Center, 101 Flowers Building (next to Page Auditorium and the Duke Chapel). Contact Ndidi Menkiti at ndidi.menkiti@duke.edu for more information.

Friday, February 28, 2014

  • Feb 28
    National Security Law Conference 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    The Center on Law, Ethics and National Security will host its 20th Annual Spring Conference at the Law School on Friday, February 28th and Saturday morning, March 1st. The theme of this year's conference is "LAWshaping in National Security, the Past, the Progress, and the Path Ahead." The conference will address a wide variety of subjects including surveillance, cyberwar, drones, the role of the courts in national security issues, sexual assault in the armed forces, civil-military relations, presidential power and national security, developments in international humanitarian law (law of armed conflict), ethical issues in national security law and much more. The conference agenda, registration information, and other materials may be found at http://web.law.duke.edu/lens/conferences/2014/program. For additional information please contact stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 28
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Purchase tickets now for the PILF Auction & Gala on March 1, 2014. Tickets are $20 if purchased before the auction and $25 at the door. The auction will again include wonderful items including evenings with professors, Duke basketball autographed memorabilia, local area restaurant and business gift cards, tickets to sporting and other events, and a whole lot more! For more information, please contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

  • Mar 1
    National Security Law Conference 8:00 AMTBD

    The Center on Law, Ethics and National Security will host its 20th Annual Spring Conference at the Law School on Friday, February 28th and Saturday morning, March 1st. The theme of this year's conference is "LAWshaping in National Security, the Past, the Progress, and the Path Ahead." The conference will address a wide variety of subjects including surveillance, cyberwar, drones, the role of the courts in national security issues, sexual assault in the armed forces, civil-military relations, presidential power and national security, developments in international humanitarian law (law of armed conflict), ethical issues in national security law and much more. The conference agenda, registration information, and other materials may be found at http://web.law.duke.edu/lens/conferences/2014/program. For additional information please contact stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 1
    18th Annual PILF Auction & Gala 6:00 PMSee description

    Join us for the Annual PILF Auction & Gala! Students, Faculty, Alumni, Family, and Friends are all invited to help support students involved in public interest and government work. Both silent and live auctions will be conducted for fantastic items including autographed Duke memorabilia, local restaurant and business gift certificates, a law lot parking pass, dinners with professors, and so much more! The Auction and Gala will be held at the Durham Convention Center (301 W. Morgan St.). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the law school for $20 or at the door for $25. For more information contact Chad Turner at chad.turner@lawnet.duke.edu.

Monday, March 3, 2014

  • Mar 3
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 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 the link below and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Please contact Jana Kovich at Jana.Kovich@duke.edu with questions. The URL is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEIzMVhaMHpzbmhxUlY...

  • Mar 3
    Partners Health Care and Health Care Costs in Massachusetts: Perspective of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Health Policy Commission 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Dr. Stuart Altman, Chair of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, White House advisor on health care reform, and among the nation's leading health policy experts, will present his commission's efforts to reign in Massachusetts' health care costs. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick appointed Dr. Altman to chair the Health Policy Commission in 2012. Dr. Altman is also the Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University, is author of "Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care," and was chairman of the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission. The event is sponsored by the Health Law Society, and lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Peter Larson at peter.larson@duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    POSTPONED: LRAP Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Are you considering pursuing public interest or government work post-graduation? Learn more about accessing financial assistance in making your loan payments through Duke Law's generous Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). 3L students who have accepted or are considering accepting positions that may be eligible for LRAP are encouraged to attend; 1L and 2L students are welcome. Questions? Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at financial_aid@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    DJGLP Symposium 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy for our annual symposium: Current Issues in Sex Trafficking. For more information, please contact Hallie Fisher at hallie.fisher@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    2L Summer Success Series Part I- An Inside Look at Excelling as a Summer Associate 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Don't miss this chance to get a candid inside look at firms' assessment of 2L summer associates, and the permanent offer process, from Daniel Vatanaviggun, Campus Relations Attorney at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Dan will share what sets summer associates apart in attorneys¿ minds; the most effective means to convey your particular "value add" as part of a law firm's summer program; and the choices that most often undermine the success of otherwise strong 2L candidates. Having served as Shearman's Campus Relations Attorney for the past ten years, Dan acts as a strategic adjunct to the firm's Recruiting department. Before assuming his current role, Dan worked in the recruiting divisions of both Fenwick & West and O'Melveny & Myers. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    1L Hardt Cup Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    This event will introduce first-year students to the Hardt Cup, an oral advocacy tournament organized by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. Each 1L will compete in the first round and argue both sides of their LARW appellate brief. First year students in LARW Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 are required to attend the Monday (3/3) session and first year students in LARW Sections 1, 6, 7, and 8 are required to attend the Tuesday (3/4) session. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Chris Girouard, Zharna Shah, Philip Tarpley at hardtcup2014@gmail.com

  • Mar 3
    CANCELED: Practicing Abroad as a US Securities Lawyer 4:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Latham & Watkins London-based Partner David Boles, Duke Law '02, will discuss practicing US Securities Law in the international context; what makes it exciting, and how you can break into the representation of investment banks and issuers in connection with public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, including US registered offerings for international clients. David will discuss some of his prior transactional experience, recent market developments as well as the skill set required by firms that hire lawyers overseas. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Adriane Kyropoulos at adriane.kyropoulos@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    CANCELED: Duke Law VITA --- Tax Preparation 5:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • Mar 4
    1L Hardt Cup Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    This event will introduce first-year students to the Hardt Cup, an oral advocacy tournament organized by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. Each 1L will compete in the first round and argue both sides of their LARW appellate brief. First year students in LARW Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 are required to attend the Monday (3/3) session and first year students in LARW Sections 1, 6, 7, and 8 are required to attend the Tuesday (3/4) session. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Chris Girouard, Zharna Shah, Philip Tarpley at hardtcup2014@gmail.com

  • Mar 4
    The Next Supreme Court Confirmation Battle 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Ed Whelan, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins the Federalist Society for a discussion on how the Supreme Court confirmation process has changed over the years and what that means for the next vacancy. Join us for a survey of the Supreme Court's past and a glance into its future. Cookout and cookies will be served. For more information, please contact Mariana Estévez at mariana.estevez@duke.edu. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Duke Bar Association.

  • Mar 4
    DJGLP Symposium 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy for our annual symposium: Current Issues in Sex Trafficking. For more information, please contact Hallie Fisher at hallie.fisher@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 4
    Anatomy of a Deal with Vinson & Elkins 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Join Vinson & Elkins' Counsel and Duke alumn, Rob Scherer, as he presents on the Anatomy of a Deal. Mr. Scherer, Counsel in the New York office, will walk you through a transaction from the beginning stages to the closing. This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at corporate and transactional law, and for 1L's to get a chance to meet representatives from V&E, one of the law firms attending this year's Duke Blueprint. This event is open to all students. To learn more about V&E, please visit the firm's website at www.velaw.com Please RSVP to lstockton@velaw.com by February 28th so we can have an estimated head count for lunch purposes. QSHACK WILL BE SERVED FOR LUNCH. For more information, please contact Ricardo Muniz at munizrick@gmail.com.

  • Mar 4
    From the UN to the ICC: The Vatican's Accountability for Sexual Violence Against Children 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Katherine Gallagher, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, will give a talk titled "From the UN to the ICC: The Vatican's Accountability for Sexual Violence Against Children." This lecture is co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please visit http://law.duke.edu/node/384223/ or contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 4
    Tips for LLMs Taking the Bar Exam 12:15 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!

  • Mar 4
    Blueprint for Success 5:00 PMOff-campus

    This event is the primary 1L and employer networking event at Duke as the 1Ls contemplate their upcoming 2L law firm job search. In 2013, more than 30 organizations, 60+ lawyers and recruiting professionals and over 165 students participated in a high-energy & interactive evening. Blueprint offers a unique opportunity to establish meaningful connections with private sector decision-makers from around the country in advance of the Fall OCI recruiting season. To be held at the Durham Convention Center. For more information, please visit the Blueprint webpage, or contact Erin Biggerstaff (erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu) or Adriane Kyropoulos (adriane.kyropoulos@law.duke.edu).

    http://law.duke.edu/career/blueprint/

  • Mar 4
    Duke Law VITA --- Tax Preparation 5:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 4
    CANCELED: Duke vs UNC Debate on the NC Safe Harbor Bill and the Transformational Power of the Rule of Law 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    NC ranks among the top ten states where sex trafficking of minors occur. The landmark Senate Bill 683 changes the status of minors involved in prostitution from criminals to victims of crime, but is not without controversy. NCCASA, LexisNexis, UNC School of Law and the Human Rights Law Society at Duke Law are jointly sponsoring a debate about the transformational power of the rule of law in the context of NC Senate Bill 683. Judges for the debate are likely NC Senators, drafter(s) of the bill, and/or sitting/retired judges. Join us if you are interested in watching the debate between Duke and UNC law students, or are interested in learning about human trafficking. If you would like to participate in this debate, or want more information, please contact Yvonne Wang and Joline Doedens at dukehrlsboard@googlegroups.com.

  • Mar 4
    Alumni and Admitted Student Reception - NYC 6:00 PMSee description

    Alumni are welcome to join Dean David F. Levi at a reception to welcome prospective students recently admitted to Duke Law School. The event will take place at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. RSVP through the link https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6ywqQdH151r8wiV by February 25, 2014. Questions? Contact Carol Lilley at carol.lilley@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

  • Mar 5
    DJGLP Symposium 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy for our annual symposium: Current Issues in Sex Trafficking. For more information, please contact Hallie Fisher at hallie.fisher@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 5
    What Role Should Christian Beliefs Play in the Practice of Law: A Discussion 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Should the practice of law be a religion-free zone, or can religion "redeem" the practice of law in a meaningful way? Can one's Christian beliefs be appropriately integrated into legal practice, and if so, what should that look like? What does pursuing the "good life" mean for the Christian attorney? Is there a role for leisure in the faithful practice of law? Please join Christian Legal Society as we host a discussion about these questions with Professor Michael Schutt, author of Redeeming Law, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Christian Legal Thought, and visiting professor at Trinity School of Law in Texas. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Joel Kurtz at djk24@duke.edu.

  • Mar 5
    CANCELED: Hedge Fund Practice 101 with Schulte Roth 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 5
    SOAR Team Organizational Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Organizational meeting for the admissions office's Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) Team. If you are interested in participating in our recruitment efforts, please complete the application form (https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b28bZqxT9VtSngF). For more information, please contact Mark Hill at mhill@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 5
    Credit Suisse General Counsel Legal Associate Program Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Credit Suisse will be hiring recent graduates into full-time positions in their Legal Department in Raleigh, NC through the General Counsel Legal Associate Program. The two year program will consist of three rotations of eight-month assignments among different practice groups within Credit Suisse Legal and Compliance departments. All classes are welcome to participate in this informational session, 3Ls still in the job market with a strong interest in financial services are strongly encouraged to attend. Please see Symplicty for a full description of the program. For questions regarding this information session, please contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 5
    The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Discipline and Discrimination in Public Schools 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join the American Constitution Society for a panel discussion on the realities and ramifications of widespread in-school disciplinary measures that push at-risk youth out of the educational system and into the criminal justice system. We are fortunate to be joined by four accomplished panelists: Hon. Marcia Morey, Chief District Court Judge of the 14th Judicial District (Durham County); Jason Langberg, Supervising Attorney for Legal Aid NC's Advocates for Children's Services Program; Professor Barbara Fedders of UNC Law, co-director of UNC's Youth Justice Clinic; and Professor Jane Wettach of Duke Law, director of the Children's Law Clinic. Lunch will be served (vegetarian and gluten-free options probable). For more information, please contact Ana Apostoleris at ama64@duke.edu.

  • Mar 5
    Renting in New York: A Practical Guide 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Looking for housing in New York City after graduation? Join the Business Law Society and Cooper & Cooper, a premier residential real estate brokerage firm based in Manhattan, to learn more about the NYC apartment hunting process! Please also RSVP to Cooper & Cooper at: www.CooperCooper.com/Duke. For more information, please contact Joseph Oehmke at joseph.oehmke@lawnet.duke.edu.

    http://coopercooper.com/duke

  • Mar 5
    Duke Law Denver - Entrepreneurship & Networking Program 6:00 PMSee description

    Alumni in the area are welcome to attend a Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network (DukeGEN) program at Galvanize. Speakers include Duke Law alumnus Kieran McCarthy '06 and Jeremy Morgan T'03. Learn more and register through the link http://www.eventbrite.com/e/15th-dukegen-networking-event-denverboulder-.... Questions? Contact Brett (brett.goldberg@alumni.duke.edu) or Jeremy (j.morgan@alumni.duke.edu).

  • Mar 5
    Twiggs Beskind Mock Trial Tournament Final 6:15 PMLaw School 3041

    For more information, please contact Lucy Partain at lucy.partain@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

  • Mar 6
    PILF Merchandise Sale 8:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Support PILF! This semester the Public Interest Law Foundation is selling tons of classic Duke Law apparel including, shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, polos but new items such as mugs, sweatpants and teddy bears! For more information, please contact Sophia Carter at sophia.carter@duke.edu.

  • Mar 6
    Careers in International Law - A Conversation with Paul Vosper, the Chief Operating Officer at Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Real Estate Fund 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Paul Vosper, the Chief Operating Officer and co-head of the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Real Estate Fund group for a conversation about working in global structure finance and private equity space. Mr. Vosper will discuss his career path, day-to-day responsibilities, and share his perspective on practicing corporate transactional law in Europe and the U.S. Food will be served. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 6
    The Bubble Next Time: How Booming Markets Will Cause Financial Reforms to Fail Just When You Need them the Most - Prof. Erik Gerding 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Bubbles undermine financial laws at the moment when they are most needed. Market booms not only encourage policymakers to relax financial rules, but also to stimulate markets through changes in the content, enforcement, and interpretation of legal rules. And dynamics of a bubble undermine the incentives of market participants to obey the law. In his new book, Law, Bubbles, and Financial Regulation (Routledge, 2014), Prof. Gerding examines the ways in which market booms and legal change interact to profoundly destabilize regulation and offers proposals for designing resilient and adaptive regulatory institutions on which sustainable financial reform depends. Presented by the Global Financial Markets Center. A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 6
    The Role of the International Criminal Court in U.S. Foreign Policy: A discussion with John Washburn, Convener of The American NGO Coalition for the ICC 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join Human Rights Law Society and American Constitution Society for a discussion on US relations with the International Criminal Court (ICC) with Convener John Washburn of the American NGO-Coalition of the ICC. Convener Washburn will give a talk on the role of the ICC in international relations and American foreign policy. He will discuss the relationship of the US and the ICC and the implications of US ratification of the Rome Statute in the future, particularly on the U.S. judicial system and foreign policy. Convener Washburn is currently the convener of the AMICC and co-chair of the Washington Working Group on the International Criminal Court. Lunch will be provided. Contact Joline Doedens (jyd@duke.edu) or Yvonne Wang (yvonne.wang@lawnet.duke.edu) for more information. Funding provided by DBA.

  • Mar 6
    ACS Casual Lunch with Professor Blocher 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    Please join ACS for a causal conversation over lunch with Professor Blocher. We will discuss Professor Blocher's recent scholarship, talks at panels/symposiums, and topics that he is are exploring for potential future articles. To foster an environment where everyone feels like they can engage each other and our guest, we are asking students to RSVP here (http://tinyurl.com/ACSProfBlocherLunch3-6). The first 12 students to sign up will be invited to join us. Lunch generously provided by DBA. For more information, please get in touch with Chris Girouard (christopher.girouard@lawnet.duke.edu).

  • Mar 6
    Women in Litigation: Strategies for being a Successful Advocate 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join the Women Law Students Association and Duke Litigators for a panel on Strategies for Being a Successful Advocate. Panel speakers will discuss how to become better litigators, how to get into the courtroom and serve as lead counsel, and how to overcome the specific challenges faced by female litigators. This panel features Bridget O'Connor, a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis (Washington, D.C.) and Duke Law Alumna; Janet Ward Black, principal owner of one of the largest women-owned firms in NC and Duke Law Alumna; and Felice Corpening, Assistant U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of North Carolina in Raleigh. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Katie Karges at katlin.karges@gmail.com.

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

    Alumni are invited to join Dean David F. Levi at a reception to welcome prospective students recently admitted to Duke Law School. The reception will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Hogan Lovells. RSVP through the link https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5nbRdoavaKjLDaB by February 27. Questions? Contact Carol Lilley at carol.lilley@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 6
    Dinner with Convener John Washburn 7:00 PMSee description

    Please join HRLS and ACS for dinner and casual conversation with John Washburn, Convener of the American NGO Coalition for the ICC, at Mellow Mushroon (410 Blackwell Street). The event is capped at 10 students. Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1U7taJzkBY14h2Sd46rOoUt8L5Uyi9J2DHVLwzTr.... This is a great opportunity to engage with an individual who has had an extensive career in diplomacy and foreign policy. Mr. Washburn is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He attended most of the United Nations negotiations on the ICC since 1994. At the United Nations, he was a director in the Executive Office of the Secretary General between 1988 and 1993 and was the director of the Department of Political Affairs until March 1994. He was also a member of the U.S. Foreign Service for almost twenty years, during which he served as Night Shift Chairman of the Iran Hostage Task force in 1979. He has recently co-authored at book titled "Negotiating the International Criminal Court."

Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Mar 8
    Spring Break Wills drafting project - Document training 9:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Prof. Curt Twiddy will train participants of the NC Wills Drafting project on the statutes and preparation of forms related to Wills, POAs and Healthcare POAs. For more information and to RSVP for the training, please contact burrucker@law.duke.edu. Light breakfast will be served.

  • Mar 8
    Duke Law Hoops Watch: Duke v. UNC Game - NorCal 5:30 PMSee description

    Alumni in the area are welcome to attend a hoops watch to cheer on the Duke Men's Basketball Team as they take on UNC at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The event will take place at the mountain view home of Rebecca Tseng, L'13. This is a potluck event, so please bring food or drink to share. Please email stevendlee@alumni.duke.edu to RSVP by Wednesday, March 5th.

  • Mar 8
    Duke Vs. Carolina Pre-game Reception - Durham, NC 7:00 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Duke Law alums, friends, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a pre-reception for the Duke Vs. Carolina Game. The event will be held from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Cochran Loft on the Star Commons Mezzanine. Invitation only. Questions? Contact Carol Lilley at carol.lilley@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Mar 18
    CANCELED: Lateral Job Talk 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 18
    The Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Current Developments in Constitutional Law 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Alan Gura, who argued DC v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, will be discussing emerging issues in Constitutional Law in the context of the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms. Professor Blocher, who was also involved in the Heller litigation, will appear as a special guest commentator. Join us for an interesting discussion of the legal issues underlying gun control. For more information please contact Mariana Estevez at mariana.estevez@duke.edu.

  • Mar 18
    Moot Court: Hardt Cup Advanced Skills Session 3:00 PMLaw School 3041

    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. If you have any questions, please come! For those that want to do well, please attend--it will help! This will be especially helpful for those that have no previous oral advocacy experience. If you can't make it there will be last minute skills session held next Tuesday, March 25. If you have any questions, please email the Hardt Cup Coordinators at hardtcup2014@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Mar 19
    Student Scholarship Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    The Duke Law Student Scholarship Workshop is a bi-weekly forum for JD, LLM, and SJD students to present written works to one another. Our goals are to help students develop academic work, including notes, articles, or research papers (including papers to satisfy the writing requirement); practice providing critical feedback; and discuss intellectually stimulating ideas over a free lunch. Slots are available, so please consider signing up to present a paper. For more info, please contact one of the faculty advisors: Gregg Strauss (strauss@law.duke.edu) or Ann Lipton (lipton@law.duke.edu).

  • Mar 19
    Hobby Lobby, Healthcare, and Religious Expression 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Supreme Court of the United States will soon hear arguments on whether for-profit corporations and their owners may claim religious freedom exceptions from provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The cases raise important questions about constitutional law, healthcare policy, the corporate form, statutory construction, and the ability of Congress to protect constitutional norms. Professors Darrell Miller, Barak Richman, Neil Siegel, Ernie Young, and Kate Bartlett will participate in a lunchtime panel discussion on what we may expect from the Court, and what it may mean for constitutional law and public policy. Lunch provided courtesy of the Program in Public Law - first come first served. For more information please contact sarah.holsapple@law.duke.edu.

    http://https://law.duke.edu/news/hobby-lobby-healthcare-and-religious-expression/

  • Mar 19
    White & Case LLP 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    A panel discussion with attorneys from White & Case New York Office. They will be sharing their experiences and answering questions. All are welcome. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Hispanic Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Arianna Medina at arianna.medina@duke.edu.

  • Mar 19
    Duke Law VITA --- Tax Preparation 5:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 19
    Women in Robes: Perspectives from the North Carolina Bench 6:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Join WLSA at the Burdman Lounge for a dinner with judges from the N.C. Supreme Court (Justice Barbara Jackson), N.C. Court of Appeals (Judge Linda McGee, Judge Wanda Bryant, Judge Donna Stroud), N.C. district courts (Judge Nancy Gordon, Judge Marcia Morey, Judge Doretta Walker, Judge Pat Devine). At small table discussions, they will discuss the scope of their legal work and explain how their career paths led them to these judicial positions. They will also answer questions on clerking in North Carolina. Cosponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and DBA. Dinner will be provided. This event is capped at 50 students. To attend you must RSVP here:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHI3...

  • Mar 19
    White & Case 1L Reception 6:30 PMSee description

    White & Case LLP invites the Class of 2016 to a reception at Alivia's Durham Bistro. Come meet our attorneys and learn more about working for an international law firm. For more details and to RSVP, please email Kasey Stein at kstein@whitecase.com.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

  • Mar 20
    LRAP Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Are you considering pursuing public interest or government work post-graduation? Learn more about accessing financial assistance in making your loan payments through Duke Law's generous Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). 3L students who have accepted or are considering accepting positions that may be eligible for LRAP are encouraged to attend; 1L and 2L students are welcome. Questions? Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at financial_aid@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 20
    Moving Beyond Prohibition: A Judicial Perspective on Drug Policy with former Chief Justice Burley Mitchell 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Burley Mitchell, a former judge and prosecutor, shares his unique perspective on drug prohibition and how he came to support the legalization of drugs. After serving in the United States Navy, Mr. Mitchell held several positions in North Carolina government, including Assistant Attorney General, District Attorney, and Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety. As a judge, Mr. Mitchell served on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court-authoring a total of 484 appellate opinions. Mr. Mitchell is now in private practice as a partner in the Raleigh office of Womble Carlyle. This event is sponsored by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), with lunch funding generously supplied by DBA. For more information, please contact Adam Fine at adam.fine@duke.edu.

  • Mar 20
    NSLS Elections 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    Any and all students interested in national security are encouraged to run for a position in NSLS leadership. If interested in more information, please email Rachel Mueller at rachel.mueller@duke.edu.

  • Mar 20
    How Money Walks 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    How divergent state income tax rates have resulted in a $2 trillion shift in capital between states. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Michael Adamson at michael.adamson@duke.edu.

  • Mar 20
    CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 20
    BLSA General Body/Elections Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    BLSA will hold elections for next year's executive board at the March General Body Meeting. All interested students may apply for a position. Lunch will be provided at this event. If there are any questions please contact Nichole Davis at nichole.davis@duke.edu.

  • Mar 20
    Coffee & Conversation with Professor Rai 4:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Please join WLSA and Professor Rai for a roundtable conversation of women and the law. This event is capped at 15; please RSVP to attend. For more information, please contact Darlena Kern at darlena.kern@duke.edu. Coffee and snacks will be served.

Friday, March 21, 2014

  • Mar 21
    Sixth Annual Duke Forum for Law and Social Change Symposium 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    The Sixth Annual Duke Forum for Law and Social Change Symposium: The United States Role in International Human Rights. Presentation topics will range from an analysis of the recent Kiobel decision, American Exceptionalism, inter-country adoptions and trafficking, and more. For more information, please contact Casteel Borsay at casteel.scherger@duke.edu.

  • Mar 21
    The Terror Courts: Rough Justice At Guantanamo Bay 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal's Supreme Court correspondent, tells the still unfolding story of military commission justice, in large part through the story of Marine Corp JAG Lt. Colonel Stu Couch, whose efforts to try suspected terrorists brought him face to face with the injustice of enhanced interrogation techniques, the efforts to nonetheless use the evidence obtained, and other difficulties in standing up an untried military commission system at Guantanamo Bay. Bravin and Couch will discuss the book and answer questions. Co-sponsored by the Program in Public Law and the Guantanamo Clinic. Lunch provided - first come, first served. For more information please contact sarah.holsapple@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 21
    Duke Law Wellness: Duke Lemur Center Tour 1:00 PMSee description

    Take a break and relax with a tour of the Duke Lemur Center! Spaces are limited, please RSVP to Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • Mar 22
    Tricky Dick V: The Wizard of Laws! 8:00 PMSee description

    Tricky Dick V: The Wizard of Laws is the fifth installment of Duke Law's annual variety show. Come enjoy this hilariously irreverent take on The Wizard of Oz featuring some of your favorite professors at Duke Law! Tricky Dick V: The Wizard of Laws will take place in the St. Joseph's Performance Hall at Hayti Heritage Center located at 804 Old Fayetteville St. Durham, NC 27701. Tickets are available for pre-sale purchase at lunch for $12 and will be sold for $15 at the door--cash only. For more information, please contact Michael Dee at mjd35@duke.edu.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • Mar 25
    WLSA Spring Series: Women in the Law - Public Interest Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Join WLSA for a panel discussion with public interest attorney Cassandra Stubbs (Director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project in Durham), Johanna Jennings (Public Defender for the Greensboro Public Defenders Office) and Professor Hannah Demeritt (Supervising Attorney for the Duke AIDS Legal Project). They will discuss the scope of their legal work, their decision to work in public interest, and more. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Adrienne Dahrouge at adrienne.dahrouge@duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Law and Economics Society: Selling State Borders 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Join the Law and Economics Society, and Professor Blocher, for a discussion of his recent article, "Selling State Borders." The absence of a market for state borders is puzzling for many reasons: the market has a historical pedigree, would not face insurmountable legal barriers, and could help solve a variety of pressing problems. Come learn how the market for sovereign territory could benefit places as different as Camden, NJ and Martha's Vineyard, and maybe even learn about hot topics such as accretion and avulsion in the process! This event is capped at 20 attendees. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Christian Coyne at christian.coyne@duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Restructured: Bankruptcy, Federalism, and Community in Detroit 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Detroit is in the midst of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Faced with a rapidly declining population, local government overhaul, and public pension crisis, Detroit's future is uncertain. Join Duke ACS for a discussion with Melissa Jacoby about the legal and societal implications of Detroit's bankruptcy. Melissa Jacoby teaches bankruptcy and commercial law at UNC School of Law and is an elected member of the the American Law Institute, the National Bankruptcy Conference, and the American College of Bankruptcy. For more information, please contact Christine Kim at cik2@duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    CANCELED: Civil Society in China: The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the "New Reform Era" 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Duke Law alum Karla Simon, who will give a talk and answer questions on her newly released book, 'Civil Society in China: The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the "New Reform Era."' Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Lateral Job Talk 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Hardt Cup Final Advanced Skill Session 3:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The Hardt Cup starts tomorrow. If you are freaked out, confident or indifferent, come to this last skills session. The Hardt Cup Coordinators will run through how the tournament works and what skills you will need to succeed. Most importantly, they will be there to answer all of your questions! This will be hugely helpful for those that have no prior moot court experience. If you have any questions, please email the Hardt Cup Coordinators at hardtcup2014@gmail.com.

  • Mar 25
    Hardt Cup Judges Training 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The Hardt Cup is soon! All judges are required to attend this training session. The Hardt Cup Coordinators will briefly run through the problems, the tournament format and the right questions to ask. Good food will be offered. For any questions, please email the Hardt Cup Coordinators at hardtcup2014@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Mar 26
    1L's: Meet Your Faculty! 9:30 AMLaw School 2014

    This is an opportunity for 1L students to meet upper-level faculty and discuss their work and courses. Get an idea for your future coursework and enjoy conversation and light refreshments. This breakfast will be hosted by Professor Elisabeth de Fontenay, who teaches Business Associations and Corporate Finance to upper-level students. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Please contact Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu to RSVP.

  • Mar 26
    Corporate Law at an International Law Firm: practice groups and international aspects 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Learn more about the practice of law at Shearman & Sterling, a truly international law firm. Attorneys will share their experiences as summer and junior associates, discussing how they prepared for practice before they began at the firm, how they came to their current practice groups, the type of work they do, and how their practice fits into Shearman & Sterling as a whole. They will be open to all kinds of questions: practice groups, career path, summer options. For more information, please contact Brittany Cassell at brittany.cassell@gmail.com.

  • Mar 26
    Modern Policing and Innocence with Chief Darrel W. Stephens 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Darrel W. Stephens, currently Executive Director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, has led the movement for applying empirical research to modern police methods for the past forty years. He was instrumental in the adoption of witness identification reforms in North Carolina while serving as Chief of Police for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. Please join the Duke Law Innocence Project for a discussion with Mr. Stephens on police reforms and the impact of wrongful conviction cases in recent years on police procedures. For more information, please contact Min Lee at min.lee@duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    BARBRI Bar Talk 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join BARBRI to learn about how to prepare for the bar! This is your chance to ask questions about course offerings, schedules, billing, deadlines and more! Barbecue Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Linda Atiase (linda.atiase@duke.edu).

  • Mar 26
    Follow-up Discussion to "Corporate Law at an International Law Firm: practice groups and international aspects" 1:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Please join Bob Treuhold and Jason Spears of Shearman & Sterling for an informal discussion and opportunity to ask questions following "Corporate Law at an International Law Firm: practice groups and international aspects." For more information, please contact Erica Kassman at Erica.Kassman@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    DBA Wednesday: Navigating the 2L Job Search 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    1Ls, join your upper-class colleagues on Wednesday, March 26 at 5:00 PM in Star Commons for DBA Wednesday! 2Ls and 3Ls will represent their markets of choice and share city-specific insights gleaned from their respective 2L job searches. Come learn about the cities, the employers, the 2L job search process, and more over good food and craft beers specific to each region. Co-sponsored by the Duke Bar Association and Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Brittany Cassell at brittany.cassell@gmail.com.

  • Mar 26
    Duke Law VITA --- Tax Preparation 5:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Mar 27
    Annual Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property: Infringement 2.0 with Prof. David Nimmer 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Copyright expert and scholar David Nimmer will discuss current developments in U.S. copyright law and how they are pushing us in unanticipated directions when he delivers the annual Frey Lecture. Among other matters, he will explore the potential for the Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Kirtsaeng to upset a large body of jurisprudence, and whether "The Cloud" might push the law in the opposite direction. Nimmer, of counsel to Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles, also serves as Professor from Practice at University of California, Los Angeles Law School and Distinguished Scholar at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. He is the author of the foundational reference treatise, "Nimmer on Copyright." Bag lunch will be provided, first come, first served. For more information, please contact Sandie MacLachlan at sandra.maclachlan@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 27
    Pirates of the Aden: What the Struggle Against Sea Robbers Teaches About the Limits of International Law 4:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Piracy has long posed a problem in International Law. Join the Federalist Society and Professor Eugene Kontorovich from Northwestern Law for a discussion about piracy and how it can show us the limits of international law. For more information please contact Mariana Estevez at mariana.estevez@duke.edu. Sponsored by the Federalist Society.

Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Mar 28
    Admitted Students Open House 8:00 AMSee description

    For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.

  • Mar 28
    PILF Merchandise Sale 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    This is one of the last sales of the year! This is your last opportunity to purchase sweatshirts, sweatpants, tote bags, portfolios and other gifts! For more information, please contact Sophia Carter at sophia.carter@duke.edu.

  • Mar 28
    Latino Student Council Bingo Night 5:00 PMSee description

    The Latino Student Council brings together students from across the university to plan events, share information, and pool together resources in support of the Hispanic/Latino community. Come enjoy a friendly game of bingo, win some great prizes, meet new people, and learn about the student organizations we represent. The event will take place in the Cybercafe on the third floor of the Gross Building (across Towerview Rd. from the Law School). Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Mariana Estévez at mariana.estevez@duke.edu.

  • Mar 28
    CANCELED: Duke Law NorCal Book Swap & Potluck 7:00 PMSee description

    Alumni in the community are invited to a book swap & potluck. The gathering will take place at the home of Lila Hope L'02 in Palo Alto. Please bring a book to exchange and a dish to share. Please email stevendlee@alumni.duke.edu to RSVP.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

  • Mar 31
    Course Selection and Targeted Career Planning: Corporate/Transactional Law 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Join Grant Reid (L'12) and Tony Jeffries (L'92), corporate and securities counsel in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, together with Professor Erika Buell, for a detailed discussion about how to build the foundation of complementary academic and professional experiences that best support a career in transactional law. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    2L Summer Success Series Part II- Legal Research Refresher: What to Know Before You Go 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Are you ready for real-world legal research? Join the Duke Law research instructors to learn how to get background in unfamiliar legal topics, use low-cost research database alternatives, and conduct business and transactional law-related research. Lunch and a "swag bag" will be provided to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis! Co-sponsored by the J. Michael Goodson Law Library and the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Professor Richard Pildes of New York University Law School (https://its.law.nyu.edu/facultyprofiles/profile.cfm?personID=20200), will present his paper, "Romanticizing Democracy and the Decline of American Government," at the faculty workshop on Monday, March 31st. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Casenote: EIC Panel Discussion 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join the members of the Casenote Committee and the Editors-in-Chief of Duke Law's 9 journals for a panel discussion covering the journal selection process, the rewards of being on a journal, and the defining characteristics of each group. For more information, please contact Brett Schroeder at brs20@duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 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 the link below and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Please contact Jana Kovich at Jana.Kovich@duke.edu with questions. The URL is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEIzMVhaMHpzbmhxUlY...

  • Mar 31
    Roundtable Discussion: "The Triple Package" 5:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Please join the Black Law Students Association and the American Constitution Society for a discussion of two books, "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America" by Amy Chua (famous for her previous book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom") and "Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage" by Daria Roithmayr. Both students and faculty will come together to discuss the authors' main ideas and its implications for minority groups in the legal profession and society at-large. All participants are required to read both books in advance of the discussion. Copies of the books will be available on reserve at the library. Participation will be limited to the first 30 students to RSVP. Registration will close on March 17th. There will be a small wait list for students who wish to participate. RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEo0LXZBVVlhMGpFbWt.... Dinner will be served. For more information, please contact Sophia Carter at sophia.carter@duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

  • Apr 1
    2014 Class Photo 12:00 PMSee description

    The official class photo for all JDs, LLMs, and LLM-LEs for the Class of 2014. You must wear a dark suit for the shoot. Location: Front Lawn. Rain date: April 2, 2014. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Apr 1
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    Women, Business and the Law 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Despite significant progress in improving women's legal status around the world, many laws remain in place that make it difficult for them to participate in economic life. Discriminatory rules bar women from certain jobs, restrict access to capital for women-owned firms and limit women's capacity to make legal decisions. Gender differences in laws affect both developing and developed economies, and women in all regions. The World Bank recently detailed the progress made in the past half century as well as the barriers that still remain in the Women, Business and the Law report. Melissa Johns, an advisor at the World Bank, will discuss the report and its implications for legal systems worldwide. For more information, please contact Brandon Rice at brandon.rice@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Apr 2
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 2
    CANCELED: Student Scholarship Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    The Duke Law Student Scholarship Workshop is a bi-weekly forum for JD, LLM, and SJD students to present written works to one another. Our goals are to help students develop academic work, including notes, articles, or research papers (including papers to satisfy the writing requirement); practice providing critical feedback; and discuss intellectually stimulating ideas over a free lunch. Slots are available, so please consider signing up to present a paper. For more info, please contact one of the faculty advisors: Gregg Strauss (strauss@law.duke.edu) or Ann Lipton (lipton@law.duke.edu).

  • Apr 2
    ACLU Elections 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Passionate about protecting civil liberties in the United States like the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, voting rights, and a woman's right to choose? Become an officer on the Board of the Duke Law ACLU! Open positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Communications Chair, 3L Representative, and 2L Representative. If you are interested in any of these positions, email Steve Wagner at stevedwagner@gmail.com for more information. Then make sure to attend the election! Lunch will be served.

  • Apr 2
    Skills Workshop: Transactional Law Competition 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Come join us to be introduced to the skills necessary to be successful at the Law & Entrepreneurship Society's Transactional Law Competition. For more information, please contact Nick Kitzman at kitzman.nick@gmail.com.

  • Apr 2
    Duke Law VITA --- Tax Preparation 5:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Apr 3
    Corporate Transactions: Latin America a Rising Star 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Antonio Pena, shareholder of the prestigious firm Greenberg Traurig, listed in Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, as "Rising Star," 2013, has offered to come and give a conference on commercial transactions from the United States to Latin America. This is a topic of interest for many students, due to the increasing economics of Latin American countries. Being a specialist in such area, he will talk about major transactions that he has participated, challenges that might be presented, tips when negotiating as American lawyers, among other interesting topics. For more information, please contact Alejandro Ruiz at AR301@DUKE.EDU.

  • Apr 3
    Death Row Racism: The Racial Justice Act Before the N.C. Supreme Court 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The North Carolina Racial Justice Act (RJA) permitted inmates to challenge their death sentences by establishing race as a significant factor in their trial. The RJA was repealed in June 2013. In State v. Robinson, the first winning decision under the RJA, Marcus Robinson's death sentence was lowered to life imprisonment after Robinson proved racism in his trial 18 years prior. His case will be heard by the North Carolina Supreme Court on April 14. Please join the American Constitution Society for a discussion on the RJA, Robinson, and racism in sentencing. Jay Ferguson of Thomas, Ferguson & Mullins, LLP, counsel in Robinson, will discuss the case as it heads to the Supreme Court. Shelagh Kenney from the Center for Death Penalty Litigation will discuss racism in sentencing and the RJA. Professors Neil Vidmar and Jim Coleman will also join the panel; both are experts in this field and have worked extensively on Robinson. Chubby's Tacos will be served. For more information, contact Ana Apostoleris at ama64@duke.edu.

  • Apr 3
    How Does One Solve a Problem Like Crimea? 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Have you been wondering what's happened in Ukraine and specifically Crimea in the past month? Come to this panel discussion with Professor Charles J. Dunlap and Professor Laurence R. Helfer to learn more about the recent events in Crimea and their significance. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Kate Huddleston at kate.huddleston@duke.edu.

  • Apr 3
    Media/Entertainment Corporate Deals 101 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the JD/MBA Society and the Sports & Entertainment Law Society as we welcome back JD/MBA alum Branch Furtado from Paul Weiss for a lunch discussion on Corporate deals he has worked on in the Media/Entertainment space, such as Discovery's joint venture work with Oprah Winfrey and Hasbro. He will also discuss the day-to-day life of a Corporate Associate at a major law firm. Lunch will be served. For more information please contact Jay Needham at jmn23@duke.edu.

  • Apr 3
    Lunch and Learn: Multi-factor Authentication and Password Managers Made Easy 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Faculty and staff are invited. Bring your lunch and find out what multi-factor authentication is, how it protects your personal data, and how you can sign up for it. We will walk through examples of how it works and the sign-up process. We will also demonstrate LastPass, a cloud-based password manager that can help you set, track and use secure passwords (without having to write them down on sticky notes!). Academic Technologies will be "taking names" of those who would like us to follow up with them for further assistance. For more information, please contact Wayne Miller at wayne.miller@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 3
    CANCELED: Secrets of Your Success: A Hiring Chair's Insights About the Offer Process 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    A National Hiring Partner will speak candidly concerning those indicators which most often catapult law students to the front of offer line and/or unwittingly sabotage their future success. Opportunities such as this are rare and the lessons to be learned universal, so we hope you'll make plans to attend. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 3
    Fuqua/Law Happy Hour - Paris 1:00 PMSee description

    Alumni in the area are welcome to attend a spring Happy Hour at Lone Palm. For more details and to RSVP, please contact Marcella Harshbarger L'02 at marcella.harshbarger@orange.com.

  • Apr 3
    Alumni Perspective: In-House Counsel - Palo Alto, CA 6:30 PMSee description

    Alumni and friends are encouraged to attend an "in-house counsel" panel discussion with fellow Northern California Duke Law alums who work in those roles. Drink and appetizers will be provided, and there will be opportunities for networking and mingling. For more details and to RSVP click on the link https://dukelawclub.eventbrite.com. Questions? Contact Steven Lee, L'12 at stevendlee@gmail.com.

  • Apr 3
    BLSA Gavel Ceremony 7:00 PMSee description

    Every year, graduating Duke BLSA students reminisce about their time at Duke Law School at the Gavel Ceremony. During our semi-formal event, as a parting gift, students receive an engraved gavel. The ceremony will take place this year at Piazza Italia. The Duke BLSA E-board would like to sincerely thank Baker Botts for their sponsorship of this year's ceremony. For more information, please contact Peter Singh at peter.singh@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, April 4, 2014

  • Apr 4
    Identifying and Managing Trauma, Loss, and Resilience 12:15 AMLaw School 4172

    Dr. Adam Brown, Professor in the Department of Psychology at Sarah Lawrence College and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, will present a workshop titled "Identifying and Managing Trauma, Loss, and Resilience." This event is co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, Health Law Society and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be provided. Seats are limited and RSVP is required for attendance. For more information, please visit http://law.duke.edu/news/dr-adam-brown/. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 4
    Innocence Project End of Semester Review 9:00 AMLaw School 3000

    End of semester review meetings for Duke Law Innocence Project Investigations Teams. For more information, please contact Meredith Jewitt at meredith.jewitt@gmail.com.

  • Apr 4
    DELPF Spring Symposium: Environmental Justice 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    For more information, please contact Ben Kahn at benjamin.kahn@duke.edu.

  • Apr 4
    Transactional Law Competition 2:00 PMLaw School 4040

    The Law & Entrepreneurship Society will be hosting its first-annual Transactional Law Competition. Designed to be the transactional equivalent to Moot Court and Mock Trial, the competition will give students hands-on experience with drafting for and negotiating a deal. Competitors will be asked to help a hypothetical start-up client or its potential venture capital firm to prepare an agreement, mark up the opposing side's proposal, and then negotiate its terms with the other side. Judges will be drawn from the ranks of Duke Law alumni with experience in venture capital investing and advising start-ups. The competition will be followed by a brief awards ceremony and a networking reception with refreshments and an opportunity to meet with the judges. For more information, contact L&E Society Vice President Adam Berkland at adam.berkland@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Apr 4
    Duke Law Wellness: Afternoon Tea at the Washington Duke Inn 2:30 PMSee description

    Take a break and relax with afternoon tea at the Washington Duke Inn! Hot tea, tea sandwiches, fresh homemade scones, and a variety of sweets will be served. Space is limited, please RSVP to Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 7, 2014

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

    Join Isaac Linnartz (L' 09), a Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Litigation Associate at Smith Anderson L.L.P. and member of the firm's recruiting committee, together with Duke Law's own John S. Bradway Professor of Law, James E. Coleman, Jr., for an in-depth discussion about ways to build the foundation of academic and professional experiences that best 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 Core Curriculum for the Class of 2016. For more information, please contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 7
    Nowhere but Chancery: Shareholders Franchise and Private Ordering 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Business Law Society is honored to host a panel with distinguished experts on the future of corporate litigation and shareholders franchise. Moderated by Professor James D. Cox, a panel comprised of leading practitioners and former Delaware jurists will examine the evolution, prevalence and development of forum selection and arbitration bylaws following the Court of Chancery's recent Boilermakers decision, with special attention paid to the implications of each other and their likely impact on the course of corporate litigation and the current attractiveness of Delaware incorporation. Panelists include Myron Steele, a partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon and the former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, William B. Chandler, a partner at Wilson Sonsini Rosati & Goodrich and the former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Stephen Lamb, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and the former Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Joseph Slights, a partner at Morris James and a former judge of the Delaware Superior Court, and James L. Gale, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases on the North Carolina Business Court.For additional information, please contact Yiftach Even-Tal at Yiftach.EvenTal@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Apr 7
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 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 the link below and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Please contact Jana Kovich at Jana.Kovich@duke.edu with questions. The URL is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEIzMVhaMHpzbmhxUlY...

  • Apr 7
    Competition, Cartels, and Collusion: Prudence or Protectionism? 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Donald Boudreaux will present on his theory of antitrust enforcement from the Austrian perspective arguing that antitrust law is harmful to consumers as part of the Judge Bork Memorial Lecture Series. Leslie Marx and Barak Richman will respond. For more information, please contact Om Pandya at om.pandya@duke.edu. Sponsored by the Law and Economics Society and the Federalist Society.

  • Apr 7
    Unlocking People Power: Human Rights and Movement-Building in the 21st Century 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Jeremy Heimans, co-founder of Purpose and All Out, will give a talk titled "Unlocking People Power: Human Rights and Movement-Building in the 21st Century." This lecture is co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please visit http://law.duke.edu/news/jeremy-heimans/ or contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu. Co-sponsored by OutLaw, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Association for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation, BLSA, HRLS, FuquaPride, ILS, The Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

  • Apr 7
    Info Session NY Bar: LL.M. Certificate of Attendance Form 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    The NY State Board of Law Examiners has just published the NEW form to certify attendance at the LLM program. Every LLM student planning to take the NY Bar Exam has to fill out this form. We will hold a mandatory Information Session for all LLM students to show you how to fill out the form correctly and answer your questions. 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. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 7
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Professor William Simon of Columbia Law School, http://www.law.columbia.edu/fac/William_Simon, will present his paper "The Organizational Premises of Administrative Law" at the faculty workshop on Monday, April 7th. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Apr 8
    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 Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, April 4 at 5pm. If you are unable to attend this breakfast, there will be other opportunities to have breakfast with the Dean next semester.

  • Apr 8
    LRAP Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Are you considering pursuing public interest or government work post-graduation? Learn more about accessing financial assistance in making your loan payments through Duke Law's generous Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). 3L students who have accepted or are considering accepting positions that may be eligible for LRAP are encouraged to attend; 1L and 2L students are welcome. Questions? Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at financial_aid@law.duke.edu

  • Apr 8
    CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 8
    Visitors Group from National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (Carol Lin, LL.M., S.J.D.) 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Duke Law Alumna Carol Lin (LL.M., S.J.D.), Associate Professor at the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, will visit Duke Law with a group of her students. For more information, please contact Stefanie Kandzia at stefanie.kandzia@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 8
    2L Summer Sucess Series Part III- Confronting the Volcker Rule: Critical Insights for Practice Readiness 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The final Volcker Rule has been out for just over two months, and it has already raised a host of complex challenges for legal employers their clients. Attorneys worldwide are - and will continue to be - combing through the 592-page law to help clients interpret and implement its requirements by the July 2015 deadline, despite the Rule's lack of statutory direction concerning how the five regulatory agencies tasked with its enforcement should coordinate. The Rule's practical application is sure to be a "hot topic" for summer associates in 2014, so come get a one-hour primer on this groundbreaking legislation from two nationally renowned experts before the summer starts! Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center, and lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 8
    CICL workshop: Jie Huang 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join Duke alumna Jie Huang, who will be giving a workshop to present a paper titled "Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone: New Wine in Old Bottles?" The workshop is sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be served. For more information please visit http://law.duke.edu/news/jie-huang/ or contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • Apr 9
    "Neil Asks" Lecture Series - Atlanta, GA 9:30 AMSee description

    Alumni in the area are welcome to attend the third event for "Neil Asks," a lecture series honoring the legacy L. Neil Williams, Jr. The topic includes, "What is the role of lawyers, beyond service to their clients?" The conversation will be about leadership and innovation and will feature Judge Beverly B. Martin, Ben F. Johnson III, and Richard R. Hays. The event will take place at Alston & Bird LLP. Reserve your free seat through the link http://bit.ly/1iKnTn5 by April 3, 2014. Questions? Please call Monica Skidmore at (404) 881-7718.

  • Apr 9
    1L Photoshoot: Dress for Success! 9:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Every year, a student directory is provided to employers who recruit on campus during the 2L recruitment season. We will have photographers in the Blue Lounge on Wednesday, April 9th to take professional headshots to be used in the class of 2016 student directory. Please sign up (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B48A4AE2CA4F58-1ls) for one of the 15 minute time-windows by 5pm, Monday, April 7. You must dress in business attire (at least from the waist up). You will be given a digital copy of your photograph to use for Linked In profile or other professional online presence. All 1Ls should participate. If you are unavailable on April 9th, please notify the CPDC at Hannah.Beardsley@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 9
    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, Duke's Law School 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.

    http://nicholas.duke.edu/justintime/student.html

  • Apr 9
    CANCELED: Student Scholarship Workshop 12:00 PMLaw School 4046

    The Duke Law Student Scholarship Workshop is a bi-weekly forum for JD, LLM, and SJD students to present written works to one another. Our goals are to help students develop academic work, including notes, articles, or research papers (including papers to satisfy the writing requirement); practice providing critical feedback; and discuss intellectually stimulating ideas over a free lunch. Slots are available, so please consider signing up to present a paper. For more info, please contact one of the faculty advisors: Gregg Strauss (strauss@law.duke.edu) or Ann Lipton (lipton@law.duke.edu).

  • Apr 9
    The Processes and Realities of Durham Social Services: A Discussion with Michael Becketts, DSS Director 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Mr. Michael Becketts took the helm of the Durham Department of Social Services a little over a year ago, and has spent the last year putting his philosophy into action. Join the Guardian ad Litem Program for a discussion with Mr. Becketts about his approach to providing social services to children in Durham, and how he complies with his legal obligations. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by Duke Law ACLU and the American Constitutional Society. Please contact Joline Doedens at joline.doedens@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

  • Apr 9
    1L/2L: Clerkships - Lunch with Judges - Is Clerking The Right Path for You? 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come join our Hardt Cup Judges, The Honorable Reena Raggi, United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit; The Honorable Curtis Collier, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee; and the Honorable Don Willett, Justice, Texas Supreme Court as they talk about why you should clerk, what you should consider, and what you will learn as a clerk. Enlightening Q&A. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information contact Judith Hammerschmidt at Judith.Hammerschmidt@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 9
    2014 Hardt Cup Final Round 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The Moot Court Board proudly presents the final round of the 2014 Hardt Cup Tournament. The judges panel includes the Honorable Reena Raggi, United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, the Honorable Don R. Willett JD/MA '92, JD LLM '16, Justice, Texas Supreme Court, and the Honorable Curtis Collier JD '74, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. All students and faculty are encouraged to watch this year's finalists. For more information, contact the Hardt Cup coordinators.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Apr 10
    Stories from PETA Litigation 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Amanda Schwoerke, litigation counsel for PETA, will be coming to share her experience and stories from her work in animal rights. For more information, please contact David Francazio at davefrancazio@gmail.com.

  • Apr 10
    How to Start your own Business with a Law Degree 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Business Law Society and Nick Bhargava, co-founder of Groundfloor and Duke Law alumnus, for a discussion of his experiences leveraging a law degree to start his own business. For more information, please contact Charles Punia at charles.punia@duke.edu.

  • Apr 10
    CANCELED: 1Ls - Preparing for the 2L Job Search Part V: Pursuing Positions in Government & Public Interest 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    The 2L job search is different and varied if you are pursuing public interest or government positions. Attend this presentation to learn more about: how to plan accordingly during your 1L summer; how OCI fits in; and what to expect during your 2L year. Jointly sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 10
    Casenote: Journal Fair 3:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Meet and greet with representatives of all 9 of Duke Law's journals. Cupcakes provided! For more information, please contact Brett Schroeder at brs20@duke.edu.

  • Apr 10
    Fifth Annual Triangle Law & Economics Conference - Keynote Address and Opening Reception 4:30 PMFuqua School of Business Geneen Auditorium

    The Law & Economics Society is excited to present the Fifth Annual Triangle Law & Economics Conference - Rethinking Regulation and Reform: Behavioral Economics and the Regulatory State, which will be addressing issues at the intersection of behavioral economics and law with a special focus on the applications of decision science, choice architecture, and nudging to law, regulation, and policy. The Conference will commence on Thursday, April 10th with a Welcome Reception at 4:30 PM at the Davis Meeting Room and Roof Terrace at the Fuqua School of Business. The Keynote Address, beginning at 5 PM at the Fuqua Geneen Auditorium, will be given by Eric Johnson, Norman Eig Professor of Business and the Director of the Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School and a reception will follow at the Roof Terrace. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Please refer to our website for continued updates. RSVP here: http://www.dibs.duke.edu/events/2014/04/1252-rethinking-regulation-and-r.... For more information, please contact Shanna Lehrman at shanna.lehrman@duke.edu

    http://law.duke.edu/conference/triangle2014/

  • Apr 10
    Duke Law VITA --- Tax Preparation 5:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 11, 2014

  • Apr 11
    Reunion Weekend 8:00 AMSee description

    On April 11-13, 2014, we will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 or 9, the Half Century Club (any alum who graduated more than 50 years ago), and our 2013 graduates for a full weekend of activities. Learn more at https://law.duke.edu/alumni/reunion/. For more information, please contact Carol Lilley at carol.lilley@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 11
    Fifth Annual Triangle Law & Economics Conference 8:00 AMSee description

    The Law & Economics Society is excited to present the Fifth Annual Triangle L&E Conference - Rethinking Regulation and Reform: Behavioral Economics and the Regulatory State, which will be addressing issues at the intersection of behavioral economics and law with a special focus on the applications of decision science, choice architecture, and nudging to law, regulation, and policy. The Conference, a joint effort between Duke Law School, UNC Law, and the Fuqua School of Business, is a highly inter- and cross-disciplinary student initiative involving faculty and campus-based centers, programs, and affiliates from across the University. Conference will take place on Friday, April 11th from 8 AM - 6 PM at Hoch Auditorium. Please refer to our website for continued updates. For more information, please contact Shanna Lehrman at shanna.lehrman@duke.edu. See more at: http://calendar.duke.edu/events/show?fq=id%3ACAL-8a0870ef-44647b9d-0144-...

    http://calendar.duke.edu/events/show?fq=id%3ACAL-8a0870ef-44647b9d-0144-7a4b6883-00007d20demobedework%40mysite.edu#sthash.BprmlRlh.dpuf

  • Apr 11
    2L Summer Success Series Part IV- Acing Client Service:How to Demonstrate a True Client-Service Orientation This Summer 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Throughout the summer, your employer will asking - as part of its assessment of your candidacy - whether you possess and consistently display a "client-service orientation." What this means, however, is not always obvious. Consider, for example, that your first "clients" as 2L summers will be more senior attorneys and colleagues. Learn employers' expectations and concrete ways to demonstrate this critical attribute from Rick Robinson (L'82), Global Head of Life Sciences and Healthcare at Norton Rose Fulbright, one of the world's largest law firms, and Sachin Bansal (L'08), an Associate at McKool Smith-New York, widely recognized for his keen understanding of client service in action. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 11
    Duke Magazine Forum: The Surveillance Society 2:15 PMBryan Center Von Canon Rooms

    What does it mean for all of us when the government we count on to keep us safe, the companies we do business with, and even the cars we drive are tracking our daily activities? Hear from panelists including Christopher H. Schroeder, Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies and Co-Director of the Program in Public Law, Duke University; and Sibylle Gierschmann L'99, Partner and Head of the Technology, Communication, and Media Group, Taylor Wessing. Moderated byWells C. Bennett L'06, Fellow in National Security Law, The Brookings Institute. For more information, please contact Andrew Park at andrew.park@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Apr 12
    Reunion Weekend 8:00 AMSee description

    On April 11-13, 2014, we will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 or 9, the Half Century Club (any alum who graduated more than 50 years ago), and our 2013 graduates for a full weekend of activities. Learn more at https://law.duke.edu/alumni/reunion/. For more information, please contact Carol Lilley at carol.lilley@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 12
    Duke Alums Engage - Boston, MA 8:30 AMSee description

    Alumni, friends, and family are invited to volunteer with Roxbury Preparatory Charter Schools. The project includes working with individual students and small groups of 5th-8th graders to prepare for the math MCAS exam. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! No prior preparation is required as all briefings and materials will be presented to the volunteers on Saturday morning at the school. Just bring your energy, enthusiasm and willingness to engage these motivated students who need our help. Register through the link https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFor.... Questions? Contact Alexandra Burns '10.

  • Apr 12
    Duke Alums Engage - Chicago, IL 9:00 AMSee description

    Alumni, friends, and family are welcome to participate in the Be The Match® Walk+Run. You'll be helping raise critical funds to help match volunteer bone marrow donors with patients who have blood cancers, like leukemia or lymphoma. Whether you participate in the 5k, 1k, or volunteer with other Duke alums, we hope you and your families will join us! Register through the link http://www.bethematchfoundation.org/site/TR/WalkRun/Foundation?team_id=3.... Questions? Contact Catherine Ramsey BSE'12 or Tim Schulte '12.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Apr 13
    Reunion Weekend 8:00 AMSee description

    On April 11-13, 2014, we will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 or 9, the Half Century Club (any alum who graduated more than 50 years ago), and our 2013 graduates for a full weekend of activities. Learn more at https://law.duke.edu/alumni/reunion/. For more information, please contact Carol Lilley at carol.lilley@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 14, 2014

  • Apr 14
    1Ls: Course Selection & Targeted Career Planning: Government/Public Interest 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Join Professor Andrew Foster and Stella Boswell, Director of the Office of Public Interest Advising, 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 Core Curriculum for the Class of 2016. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu

  • Apr 14
    Duke Law Class of 2014 Class Gift Campaign - "Roll the Credits" 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The Class Gift Campaign is our chance to give back to the school and enable future Duke Law students to experience the same epic story we've had the chance to share as a class. Our closing credits lead to the future's opening credits. Stop by our table to pledge your gift today! For more information, please contact Sudeep Paul at sudeep.paul@duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Susanna Blumenthal, a visiting professor this semester from the University of Minnesota, http://law.duke.edu/fac/blumenthal/, will present excerpts from "Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture" at the faculty workshop on Monday, April 14th. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    1L Casenote Training 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    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 15th training, so you are only required to attend one. For more information, please contact mariana.estevez@duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    DBA Finance Meeting 12:15 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 the link below and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Please contact Jana Kovich at Jana.Kovich@duke.edu with questions. The URL is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEIzMVhaMHpzbmhxUlY...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

  • Apr 15
    Duke Law Class of 2014 Class Gift Campaign - "Roll the Credits" 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The Class Gift Campaign is our chance to give back to the school and enable future Duke Law students to experience the same epic story we've had the chance to share as a class. Our closing credits lead to the future's opening credits. Stop by our table to pledge your gift today! For more information, please contact Sudeep Paul at sudeep.paul@duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    The Double V: How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Join Duke Law School graduate and Washington D.C. attorney Rawn James, Jr. for a lunchtime presentation about his most recent book. The Double V explores the history of the struggle for equality in the military and how this struggle gave rise to and supported the fight for equality in civilian society. This is a National Library Week event recognizing a law school alum and author, and is co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the Law & History Society, and the Veterans Disability Assistance Project. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Marguerite Most at most@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    CICL lecture: The New Terrain of International Law 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Professor Karen J. Alter, Professor of Political Science and Law at Northwestern University, for a lecture titled after her newly released book, "The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights." A book sale and signing will immediately follow the lecture. This lecture is sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please visit http://law.duke.edu/news/karen-j-alter/ or contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    1L Casenote Training 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    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 14th training, so you are only required to attend one. For more information, please contact mariana.estevez@duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    Know Your Rights: What To Do If You're Stopped by the Police 7:00 PMBryan Center Griffith Film Theater

    The Duke Law ACLU and the Duke Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy are proud to present the second annual "Know Your Rights" event. Knowledge is power. Unfortunately, many people don't know what their rights are when they get stopped by the police. As a result, some individuals unnecessarily waive their rights, even when doing so is not in their best interest. Join us when Raul Pinto of the North Carolina ACLU and a member of the Duke University Police Department come to the Griffith Theater in the Bryan Center to tell people what they can and cannot do when confronted by the police. Remember, it's always best to know your rights! Food will be served! For more info, contact Steve Wagner at stevedwagner@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Apr 16
    Duke Law Class of 2014 Class Gift Campaign - "Roll the Credits" 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The Class Gift Campaign is our chance to give back to the school and enable future Duke Law students to experience the same epic story we've had the chance to share as a class. Our closing credits lead to the future's opening credits. Stop by our table to pledge your gift today! For more information, please contact Sudeep Paul at sudeep.paul@duke.edu.

  • Apr 16
    2014 D.O.N.E. Awards 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    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. For more information, please contact Kristin Bender at kristinbender1@gmail.com.

  • Apr 16
    Conversation with Justice Newby 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    An informal conversation with Justice Newby about his perspective on law, life, and Christianity. Sponsored by the Christian Law Society. For more information, please contact Joel Kurtz at djk24@duke.edu.

  • Apr 16
    1L BLSA Casenote Journal Event 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Duke Law 2Ls and 3Ls will be speaking about how they succeeded in the Casenote competition and their overall experience of being on journal. For more information, please contact Joseph Wilson at joseph.l.wilson@duke.edu.

  • Apr 16
    VITA Year-end Wrap up meeting and recognition event 4:15 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Current VITA volunteers, IRS Spec agents, and representatives of our host agencies are invited to an end of tax year wrap-up meeting and recognition celebration. Please rsvp to Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Apr 19
    Late Night Bo-Break 10:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Take a break from studying and enjoy Bojangles biscuits and coffee, served to you by the Student Affairs staff! For more information, please contact Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 21, 2014

  • Apr 21
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Professor Shyam Balganesh of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, https://www.law.upenn.edu/cf/faculty/sbalgane/, will present his paper "Unplanned Coauthorship" at the faculty workshop on Monday, April 21st. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 21
    Duke Alums Engage - Philadelphia, PA 3:00 PMSee description

    Alumni, friends, and family are invited to volunteer with the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. For many cancer patients, treatment at Philadelphia's medical centers provides the greatest hope, but requires that they be far from home, adding the additional burden of travel and lodging expenses. The AstraZeneca Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society offers lodging at no cost for cancer patients being treated in the Philadelphia area. Duke alumni, family and friends will make dinner for up to 74 patients in residence at the lodge. Can't attend the event? Donations of cash and supplies are accepted as well. To register, please contact Vicki Phelan MEM'80.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  • Apr 22
    Exam Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing massage! Please sign up for a time slot in Student Affairs, Office 2007. For more information, please contact Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  • Apr 23
    Exam Study Break: Coffee and Donuts 7:45 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Take a break from studying (or grab a snack before your exam) with coffee and donuts from Rise. For more information, please contact Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 23
    Conversation with Eugene Lao '95, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Auction.com 11:00 AMLaw School 1178

    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. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Apr 26
    Duke Alums Engage - New York, NY 9:00 AMSee description

    Alums, family, and friends are welcome to volunteer at The Children's Aid Society at their Dunlevy Milbank Community Center in Central Harlem. The project will offer medical services, sports activities and wellness workshops. Register through the link https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/events/DUKE2361796.... Questions? Contact Jack Boyd '85.

  • Apr 26
    Duke Alums Engage - Charlotte, NC 9:00 AMSee description

    Alumni, friends, and family are welcome to volunteer with the Alexander Youth Network which provides quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. It delivers an effective and efficient array of services, enabling children and their families to exercise self-determination, achieve their potential, and find long-lasting positive ways to connect with their community. Alexander Youth Network serves approximately 7,000 children a year in more than a dozen programs. The project will include working with a group of children in an activity and performing maintenance and upkeep on trails on the property. Register through the link https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFor.... Questions? Contact Brad McMinn '02.

  • Apr 26
    Duke Alums Engage - Dallas, TX 12:00 PMSee description

    Alumni, friends, and family are welcome to volunteer with LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) to work with individuals who have literacy problems at the Austin Street Shelter. Volunteers will be trained at the LIFT offices before traveling to the Austin Street Shelter to volunteer. Register through the link https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFor.... Questions? Contact Will Evans AM'12.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Apr 28
    Exam Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing massage! Please sign up for a time slot in Student Affairs, Office 2007. For more information, please contact Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Apr 29
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    By invitation only. This is a lunch between interested faculty from Duke Law School, UNC Law, and Fuqua's Finance Department, to discuss areas in which their research overlaps, to facilitate the sharing of points of view and insights, and to explore ways in which legal insight can inform finance papers and vice versa. Interested faculty should contact Professor Schwarcz at schwarcz@law.duke.edu for more information.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Apr 30
    Duke Alums Engage - Los Angeles, CA 11:00 AMSee description

    Alumni, friends, and family are welcome to volunteer with The Executive Prep Academy of Finance. The goal is to give children in the under-served community of South Central an education that is focused on financial literacy so that they will have the tools necessary for success in their career and general life-management. We are asking for volunteers in any profession (business, law, medicine, arts, etc.) to come and talk to these students about your professional paths. RSVP through the link https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFor.... Questions? Contact Kareem Cook '94, MBA'00.

  • Apr 30
    Governing Faculty Meeting 11:45 AMLaw School 4047

    For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

  • May 2
    House of Credit Cards BBQ 12:00 PMLaw School Beber Sculpture Garden

    This will be a last event for the Class Gift Campaign. We will be grilling food, playing corn hole and having drinks on the last day of finals. Come out and enjoy time with your fellow graduating classmates before we "Roll the Credits." For more information please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • May 2
    Duke Alums Engage - Houston, TX 4:00 PMSee description

    Alumni, friends and family are welcome to volunteer with Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos - the House of Hope for Children. Volunteers will be spending a few hours doing crafts, playing with the kids on their playground, and providing a pizza dinner. Volunteers will also be doing a supply drive and delivering much needed items (diapers, wipes, formula, etc) that day. Please register early through the link https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFor... as Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos can only accommodate 20 volunteers. Questions? Contact Evan Taranta '06.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • May 3
    Duke Alums Engage - Boston, MA 8:30 AMSee description

    Alumni, friends, and family are invited to volunteer with Roxbury Preparatory Charter Schools. The project includes working with individual students and small groups of 5th-8th graders to prepare for the math MCAS exam. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! No prior preparation is required as all briefings and materials will be presented to the volunteers on Saturday morning at the school. Just bring your energy, enthusiasm and willingness to engage these motivated students who need our help. Register through the link https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFor.... Questions? Contact Alexandra Burns '10.

  • May 3
    Duke Alums Engage - San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin 9:00 AMSee description

    Alumni, friends, and family are welcome to come out and volunteer with Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. San Francisco Goodwill CEO Maureen Sedonaen and Marketing leader Tim Murray, formerly of Target Stores, will lead Duke Alumni in a variety of volunteer efforts and provide educational overviews regarding Goodwill's intersection of local nonprofit, corporate and government initiatives designed to do all of the following: break cycles of poverty; provide job training; change dynamics for former prisoners; reduce landfill waste and improve local environmental outcomes through efficient product re-use and recycling efforts. Kids over 8 are welcome. For more information, contact Preston Dodd '90.

  • May 3
    Duke Alums Engage - Washington, DC 10:00 AMSee description

    Alums, friends, and family are welcome to volunteer with Martha's Table and D.C. Central Kitchen to provide thousands of wholesome sandwiches to help feed those in need throughout the region. Register through the link https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFor.... Questions? Please email DukeAlumsEngageDC@gmail.com.

  • May 3
    Duke Alums Engage - Durham, NC 1:30 PMSee description

    Alumni, friends, and family are invited to volunteer with Lakewood Elementary School and DURO to complete beautification projects around the school. Volunteers will spend time mulching, gardening and painting outdoors and painting classrooms indoors. Register through the link https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFor.... Questions? Contact Nicole Silvanic.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

  • May 9
    Family Barbecue 5:00 PMSarah P. Duke Gardens

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

  • May 9
    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 10, 2014

  • May 10
    Duke Alums Engage - Atlanta, GA 1:00 PMSee description

    Alumni, friends, and family are invited to volunteer and help with MedShare from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. MedShare is an innovative nonprofit that bridges the gap between surplus and need to improve healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment. Adult and all volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. Registration information coming soon. Questions? Contact Shama Barday JD'11.

  • May 10
    Law School Hooding Ceremony 5:30 PMCameron Indoor Stadium

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

Monday, May 12, 2014

  • May 12
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Professor Gregg Strauss of Duke Law School (https://law.duke.edu/fac/strauss/), will present "Why the State Cannot "Abolish Marriage," A Partial Defense of Legal Marriage Based on the Structure of Intimate Duties" at the next faculty workshop on Monday, May 12th. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • May 15
    2014 Culp Colloquium 8:00 AMLaw School 4042

    The Culp Colloquium is named in honor of former Duke Law Professor Jerome McCristal Culp Jr. Professor Culp was recognized as a great mentor of junior faculty, in particular junior faculty of color, and the Colloquium is meant to advance that part of Professor Culp's legacy. Interested faculty should contact Professor Charles at charles@law.duke.edu.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • May 17
    Scholars of Color 8:00 AMSee description

    For more information, please contact Briana Brake at briana.brake@law.duke.edu.

  • May 17
    Duke Law NorCal: Small Group Hiking 9:00 AMSee description

    Alumni are welcome to gather together for a day of hiking. This will be a great opportunity to get to know other Duke Law alumni in a more personal and casual way while enjoying a light walk through one of the Bay Area's beautiful hiking trails. Please bring sun screen, plenty of water, your dogs and/or significant others, friends or kids. Email Steven Lee at stevendlee@alumni.duke.edu if you are interested in joining this small group.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • May 20
    Duke Law SoCal Alumni Panel and Networking Event 6:00 PMSee description

    Alumni in the local community are welcome to attend a Duke Law SoCal and Northwestern Law Club of Los Angeles panel and networking event. The discussion will take place at Leob & Leob, and the topic includes "What it takes to make partner at a law firm and how to start developing business early in your legal career." Learn more and register through the link http://bit.ly/1iGFESa. Questions? Contact LAClub@nlaw.northwestern.edu or 312.503.1793.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • May 21
    The Social Cost of Carbon in Regulatory Analysis 8:00 AMLaw School 4047

    The social cost of carbon (SCC) is currently used in a variety of regulatory impact analyses throughout the U.S. government (USG) to value the climate change impacts of various regulations. This one-day workshop will examine the various questions the government faces when making use of the scientific literature on the SCC in order to create and maintain an estimate for regulatory purposes. The purpose is to examine whether a consensus exists among the workshop participants on recommendations for improving the SCC process in the future. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Center of Law, Economics, and Public Policy. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

  • May 26
    Memorial Day Holiday All DaySee description

    No Classes - Law School building will be locked.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • May 28
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Duke Law Senior Lecturing Fellow and Director of the Nicholas Institute's Climate & Energy Program, Jonas Monast (https://law.duke.edu/fac/monast/), will present "Inducing Regulatory Innovation" at the next faculty workshop on Wednesday, May 28th. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

  • May 29
    Summer Orientation 9:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Duke Law School welcomes the incoming Class of 2017! Students will be introduced to the Duke Law School community through a series of informational sessions, campus tours, and faculty outings. Please take the opportunity to welcome our new students. For more information, please contact Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu.

  • May 29
    Economics, Politics, and Philosophy (EPP) Discussion Group 3:00 PMLaw School 4042

    The Governing Faculty of Duke Law is invited to join the Economics, Politics, and Philosophy (EPP) Discussion Group that will meet about every six weeks, including over the summer. The group will discuss recent books of general interest relating to economics, politics, or philosophy (broadly conceived). Someone from the Duke Law governing faculty will serve as the discussion leader for each meeting. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • May 29
    Duke Law Club of NorCal Drinks & Networking Event - San Francisco, CA 6:00 PMSee description

    Alumni in the local community are invited to attend a drinks and networking event. This will be a great opportunity to get reacquainted with old classmates and network with numerous Duke Law Alums and Duke affiliated attorneys who live and work in the Bay Area. The event will take place at Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones. RSVP through the link http://bit.ly/1hXykFL. Questions? Contact Steven Lee at stevendlee@alumni.duke.edu. Special thanks to Maxim Litvak, L'97 for hosting.

Friday, May 30, 2014

  • May 30
    Summer Orientation 8:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Duke Law School welcomes the incoming Class of 2017! Students will be introduced to the Duke Law School community through a series of informational sessions, campus tours, and faculty outings. Please take the opportunity to welcome our new students. For more information, please contact Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

  • Jun 1
    Alumni/New Student Send Off - Japan 12:00 PMSee description

    Alumni, students, and family in the community are welcome to attend a gathering at Voie Lactee in Mousee Tomo (4-1-35 Toranomon Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0001 Japan) 03-5733-5131 (Japan). For more details and to RSVP, please contact Zentaro Nihei.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

  • Jun 3
    Serve the Community: Lunch and Learn with the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono 10:00 AMLaw School 4042

    Summer Starters enjoy lunch with Kim Bart, Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono Programs. Dean Bart will describe opportunities for you to get involved with the Duke Law Pro Bono Project, the Externship Program, and Duke in DC. She also will briefly introduce some additional programs, including summer job-seeking in government or public interest, summer funding, post-grad fellowships and public interest loan forgiveness. For more information, please contact Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Jun 18
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Professor Ann Lipton (https://law.duke.edu/fac/alipton/) will present her paper Manufactured Consent: The Problem of Arbitration Clauses in Corporate Charters and Bylaws at the next faculty workshop on Wednesday, June 18. For more information, please contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Jun 25
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Stephanie Lowd at stephanie.lowd@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 25
    WestlawNext Transition: Faculty/Staff Training 1:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Westlaw will turn off its Classic interface for academic researchers on Tuesday, July 1. After that date, Duke Law researchers will have access only to the WestlawNext interface. Get up to speed on the newer version of Westlaw at a faculty/staff training session by the J. Michael Goodson Law Library! Reference librarians will cover the top research tasks on the Next interface and take your questions. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 25
    Duke Law Dallas Wine Tasting & Networking Night 6:00 PMSee description

    Alumni, friends, and family in the local community are welcome to attend a wine tasting and networking night at the Wine Therapist starting at 6:00 pm. Registration details coming soon. Questions? Contact Carol Lilley at carol.lilley@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Jun 26
    WestlawNext Transition: Faculty/Staff Training 9:00 AMLaw School 3171

    Westlaw will turn off its Classic interface for academic researchers on Tuesday, July 1. After that date, Duke Law researchers will have access only to the WestlawNext interface. Get up to speed on the newer version of Westlaw at a faculty/staff training session by the J. Michael Goodson Law Library! Reference librarians will cover the top research tasks on the Next interface and take your questions. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 26
    CANCELLED - JD-LLM Summer Starters Speaker Series: James Salzman: Payments for Ecosystem Services 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    The JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law invites all Summer Starters to attend its Summer Starters Speaker Series with Professor James Salzman who will be speaking on Payments for Ecosystem Services. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, please contact Sharon Sebolt at sharon.sebolt@law.duke.edu.

Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Jun 30
    WestlawNext Transition: Faculty/Staff Training 11:00 AMLaw School 3171

    Westlaw will turn off its Classic interface for academic researchers on Tuesday, July 1. After that date, Duke Law researchers will have access only to the WestlawNext interface. Get up to speed on the newer version of Westlaw at a faculty/staff training session by the J. Michael Goodson Law Library! Reference librarians will cover the top research tasks on the Next interface and take your questions. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 30
    JD-LLM Summer Starters Speaker Series: Taisu Zhang: Legal Institutions and Industrialization 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    The JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law invites all Summer Starters to attend its Summer Starters Speaker Series with Professor Taisu Zhang who will be speaking on Legal Institutions and Industrialization. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, please contact Sharon Sebolt at sharon.sebolt@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

  • Jul 4
    4th of July Holiday All DaySee description

    No Classes - Law School building will be locked.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  • Jul 16
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Marin Levy, https://law.duke.edu/fac/levy/, will present her paper "Challenging the Randomness of Panel Assignment in the Federal Courts of Appeals" at the faculty workshop on Wednesday, July 16. For more information, please contact Dawn Cronce at cronce@law.duke.edu.

  • Jul 16
    Where Can Your Law Degree Take You? - Washington, D.C. 6:30 PMSee description

    Alumni in the community are welcome to attend this discussion which will be an excellent opportunity to learn and network. It will explore Law alumni working in various settings including law firms, corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits. The event will take place at Duke in Washington. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration details coming soon. Visit http://law.duke.edu/dcinstitute for regular updates. Questions? Contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • Jul 31
    An Evening with the Charlotte Knights 7:05 PMSee description

    Local alumni, students working in the Charlotte area, and friends are welcome to join us for an Evening at the Charlotte Knights ballpark. Come out to network and cheer on the Knights as they take on the Durham Bulls. Tickets are limited, so please purchase them by Thursday, July 17. Pick up your tickets at Will Call on game day. RSVP through the link http://bit.ly/1kE7JeS. Questions? Contact Emily May JD'13.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Aug 11
    On-Campus Interviewing, Segment I All DayOff-campus

    Segment I of Fall 2013 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, August 11 through Thursday, August 14. All interviews will be held at the Durham Hilton on Hillsborough Road. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Aug 12
    On-Campus Interviewing, Segment I All DayOff-campus

    Segment I of Fall 2013 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, August 11 through Thursday, August 14. All interviews will be held at the Durham Hilton on Hillsborough Road. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Aug 13
    On-Campus Interviewing, Segment I All DayOff-campus

    Segment I of Fall 2013 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, August 11 through Thursday, August 14. All interviews will be held at the Durham Hilton on Hillsborough Road. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 13
    2014 Advanced Causal Inference Workshop 8:00 AMLaw School 3043

    The target audience is empirical researchers who are reasonably familiar with the basics of causal inference (from our main workshop or otherwise), and want to extend their knowledge. We will assume familiarity with the potential outcomes notation, randomization inference, difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity, panel data, and instrumental variable designs, but will not assume expertise in any of these areas.Northwestern University hosts the Research Design for Causal Inference Workshop, also sponsored by Duke University, the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, and The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Law. For more information and registration please go to http://polisci.duke.edu/causalinference/advanced-workshop. Please note that seating is limited and registration is required.

    http://polisci.duke.edu/causalinference/advanced-workshop

  • Aug 13
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Elisabeth de Fontenay, http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/defontenay/, will present her paper "Law Firm Selection and the Value of Transactional Lawyering" at the faculty workshop on Wednesday, August 13. For more information, please contact Dawn Cronce at cronce@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Aug 14
    On-Campus Interviewing, Segment I All DayOff-campus

    Segment I of Fall 2013 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, August 11 through Thursday, August 14. All interviews will be held at the Durham Hilton on Hillsborough Road. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 14
    2014 Advanced Causal Inference Workshop 8:00 AMLaw School 3043

    The target audience is empirical researchers who are reasonably familiar with the basics of causal inference (from our main workshop or otherwise), and want to extend their knowledge. We will assume familiarity with the potential outcomes notation, randomization inference, difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity, panel data, and instrumental variable designs, but will not assume expertise in any of these areas.Northwestern University hosts the Research Design for Causal Inference Workshop, also sponsored by Duke University, the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, and The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Law. For more information and registration please go to http://polisci.duke.edu/causalinference/advanced-workshop. Please note that seating is limited and registration is required.

    http://polisci.duke.edu/causalinference/advanced-workshop

Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Aug 15
    2014 Advanced Causal Inference Workshop 8:00 AMLaw School 3043

    The target audience is empirical researchers who are reasonably familiar with the basics of causal inference (from our main workshop or otherwise), and want to extend their knowledge. We will assume familiarity with the potential outcomes notation, randomization inference, difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity, panel data, and instrumental variable designs, but will not assume expertise in any of these areas.Northwestern University hosts the Research Design for Causal Inference Workshop, also sponsored by Duke University, the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, and The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Law. For more information and registration please go to http://polisci.duke.edu/causalinference/advanced-workshop. Please note that seating is limited and registration is required.

    http://polisci.duke.edu/causalinference/advanced-workshop

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Aug 25
    DBA/PILF Book Sales 11:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come pick up books you purchased from the DBA/PILF Book Sales or puchase additional books! For more information, please contact Jana Kovich at jmk61@duke.edu.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Aug 27
    Coffee and Donuts with the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono 7:45 AMSee description

    Students are invited to stop by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono (Suite 4050) for coffee and donuts. During your visit returning students can share their summer experiences and new students can meet the staff, sign up for the Public Interest Listserv and ask questions about our office and pro bono opportunities. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • Aug 27
    DBA/PILF Book Sales 11:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come pick up books you purchased from the DBA/PILF Book Sales or puchase additional books! For more information, please contact Jana Kovich at jmk61@duke.edu.

  • Aug 27
    Veterans Disability Assitance Project -- Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Current members of the Veterans Disability Assistance Project will discuss the many opportunities available for Duke Law students to assist our nations military veterans. Lunch will be served. For more information contact burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Aug 30
    Duke Law Club of NorCal Summer BBQ 6:00 PMSee description

    Alumni in the area are welcome to attend a summer BBQ at the home of Lila Hope L' 02. Come out and enjoy good food and conversation with your fellow Duke Law alums. Refreshments will be provided, but please feel free to bring additional dishes or beverages. Please RSVP through the link http://bit.ly/1mhOoXc. Space is limited. Questions? Contact Steven Lee at stevendlee@alumni.duke.edu.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014