Event Calendar Archive

Friday, January 2, 2015

  • Jan 2
    Duke Law D.C. Cocktail Hour - Washington, DC 6:00 PMSee description

    Local alumni, faculty, and friends, and those visiting for the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) are welcome to join us for a Duke Law D.C. Cocktail Hour at the Marquee Bar and Lounge in the Omni Shoreham Hotel, located at 2500 Calvert Street, NW. This location is just a 5-minute walk from the AALS meeting hotel. Light appetizers will be provided. Cash bar. RSVP by December 29. Co-sponsored by the Duke Law Alumni Office and the Duke Law Club of D.C. Questions? Contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

  • Jan 7
    Basketball Watch Event (Duke v. Wake Forest) - San Francisco, CA 6:00 PMSee description

    Join the Duke Law Club of Northern California after work at Pete's Tavern for a pint and help us cheer on the Duke Men's Basketball Team as they take on Wake Forest University. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the 500+ Duke Law Alumni and other Duke University Alumni-Attorneys who live or practice in the Bay Area in a more casual and fun atmosphere. Pete's Tavern is conveniently located in SOMA, just a short walk from most law offices in the Financial District and is close to BART. Since there will be many other non-law related Duke alumni there, be sure to look for the table with Steven D. Lee L'12 or a Duke Law Club sign. Sponsored by the Duke Law Club of Northern California. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • Jan 8
    Mock Trial Skills Training Session: Objections and Evidence 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Objection, Your Honor! At this Mock Trial Skills Training Session, Professor Donald Beskind will discuss how to properly make and respond to objections in court based on the Rules of Evidence. We will also answer questions and discuss logistics for the upcoming Kilpatrick Townsend Mock Trial Tournament at UNC Chapel Hill School of Law and the Twiggs-Beskind Cup, the tournament for making Mock Trial Board. Food will be provided. No previous Mock Trial experience is required. Sponsored by Duke Law Mock Trial. For more information, please contact Elana Reman at elana.reman@duke.edu.

Friday, January 9, 2015

  • Jan 9
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Jan 9
    CANCELED: LLM Alumni Panel (II) on Careers Opportunities in the US 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Two LLM panelists currently working in the U.S. will discuss opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market and share their own job search experiences. The panelists are: Einat Levy '12 (Skadden Arps, NYC) and David Hamilton '08 (Zeichner Ellman & Krause, NYC). Lunch will be served. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 9
    Lawyer on the Line Training 2:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Training for students who wish to participate in Lawyer on the Line. This is a program in partnership with Legal Aid of NC. Students provide legal assistance to very low income clients over the phone. Each case involves about 3 hours of pro bono service time. All interested students may attend the training. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Caroline Sorensen at caroline.d.sorensen@duke.edu.

Monday, January 12, 2015

  • Jan 12
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Jan 12
    Careers in Corporate Law: Commercial Transactions and Bankruptcy 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Business Law Society and Career & Professional Development Center invite you to learn from current practitioners about the role attorneys play in structuring commercial transactions and financing corporate asset purchases. Panelists include Mr. Kenneth Greene of Carruthers & Roth (Greensboro, N.C.), Mr. John Northen of Northen Blue (Chapel Hill, N.C.), Ms. Vicki Tucker of Hunton & Williams (Richmond, VA) and Mr. Miguel Eaton of Jones Day (Washington, D.C.). The panel will be moderated by Professor Steven Schwarcz. This discussion is the third panel of a five-part series introducing students to the variety of different career paths available under the umbrella of business law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Nick Kitzman at Nicholas.Kitzman@duke.edu or Amanda Fannin at Amanda.Fannin@duke.edu. Sponsored by the Business Law Society and the Career & Professional Development Center.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

  • Jan 13
    "Picking Cotton" and the Perils of Eyewitness Identification 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join the American Constitution Society, the Center for Law, Race, and Politics, and the Duke Law Innocence Project for a discussion with Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton, co-authors of the award-winning book "Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption," which focuses on Thompson's mistaken identification of Cotton as the perpetrator of her rape, and his subsequent wrongful conviction and incarceration. Also joining this panel will be Duke Law professor Neil Vidmar, who offers a scientific perspective on the evidentiary issues presented by cross-racial eyewitness identification. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Center for Law, Race, and Politics, and the Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Ana Apostoleris (ama64@duke.edu).

  • Jan 13
    The Future Of Law Firms 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Want to know more about the latest law firm trends? Who is hot? Who is not? Where is the legal industry headed? How can you best prepare yourself? Then join Aric Press, former Vice President of The American Lawyer as he provides his expertise on the legal industry. The American Lawyer is a "leading daily news source covering legal business, law firms, and lawyers across the U.S. and around the world." Co-sponsored by the Law & Entrepreneurship Society, Business Law Society, SOLIMENA, International Law Society and the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dyna Zekaoui at dyna.zekaoui@duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

  • Jan 15
    Credit Suisse Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Come learn about opportunities for 1L summer and for 3L post-graduation at Credit Suisse in Raleigh. Representatives from the bank will be here in person to discuss the Raleigh Legal Associate Program for 3Ls and the Raleigh Summer Associate Program for 1Ls. Sponsored for the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Erin Biggerstaff at erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu

  • Jan 15
    1Ls/2Ls: Guaranteed Summer Funding Through The Stanback Fellowship Program 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Want to secure $5,000 this summer while working in a rewarding legal internship reserved exclusively for Duke students? Then come learn about the Stanback Internships available for Summer 2015! 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 readily transfer to many areas of practice. To gain guest access to Career Link so that you can view the full internship descriptions and submit your materials, please complete the registration form at http://tinyurl.com/Stanback2015CareerLinkSignUp. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 15
    POSTPONED to February 12th - Book Discussion: Innovating Women 5:00 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

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

Friday, January 16, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

  • Jan 17
    RASP Immigration Law Training Clinic 9:00 AMLaw School 4000

    Professor of Immigration Law and practicing immigration attorney Hans Christian Linnartz will be providing training on navigating the legal framework of refugee and asylum law. The RASP Immigration Law Training Clinic will serve as training for members of the Refugee Asylum Support Project (RASP), but is also open to anyone interested in immigration law or in getting a head start on understanding legal matters they are likely to work on as summer associates and attorneys. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the DBA. For more information, please contact Marissa Flood at marissa.flood@duke.edu.

Monday, January 19, 2015

  • Jan 19
    Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (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. Prior to the training, all volunteers must take about 90 minutes to set-up their volunteer account, complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct (VSC) training, complete the 10 question VSC quiz and complete the Intake/Interview and Qualilty Review training. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to burrucker@law.duke.edu by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14. Sponsored by the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 19
    Dedicated to Durham - Martin Luther King Jr. Day 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, DBA is sponsoring a second Duke Law Day of Service, Dedicated to Durham, on Monday, January 19th. Take advantage of your day off from classes and volunteer! We will meet at noon for lunch in Star Commons before going to serve at various local nonprofit organizations. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up to do so at: http://goo.gl/forms/vUWQKjRmIk. We look forward to serving the local Durham community with you! Sponsored by DBA. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact DBA's Community Service Chair, Naina Soni, at naina.soni@duke.edu.

  • Jan 19
    DBA Finance Committee Meetings 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

  • Jan 20
    Auditions for Tricky Dick 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Come audition for the law school's annual comedy and variety show Tricky Dick! Scripts will be available in the audition room so you do not need to have anything prepared. Please let us know if you are also interested in singing or dancing. Sponsored by the Duke Law Drama Society. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Sampson at lauren.sampson@duke.edu.

  • Jan 20
    Careers in Corporate Law: Capital Markets and Securities 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The ability to raise funds is critical to every company but there is a wide range of ways to do so, from equity offerings to high yield debt and securitizations. We invite you to learn from current practitioners about the full range of capital markets transactions, the role lawyers play in compiling and structuring these deals, and the skill sets to develop during law school to prepare for a successful career with this corporate focus.Panelists for the event include Jonathan Zonis, a partner in the New York office of Clifford Chance; Jennifer Lan, an associate in the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell; Joseph Beach, a partner in the Charlotte office of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft; and Elizabeth Martinez, an associate in the New York office of White & Case. The panel will be moderated by Professor James Cox. This discussion, co-sponsored by The Business Law Society and the Career & Professional Development Center, is the fourth panel of a five-part series introducing students to the variety of different career paths available under the umbrella of business law. The panel is sponsored by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Lunch will be served.For more information, please contact Mitch Brunson at mitchell.brunson@duke.edu. Sponsored by the Business Law Society and the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Jan 20
    Smart Woman Plan Ahead Panel and Cocktail Reception - New York, NY 6:30 PMSee description

    Join Duke alumnae (undergraduate and graduate), parents and friends for a special event to learn what every smart and savvy woman needs to know about investing, estate planning and matrimonial law. Guests will enjoy a panel discussion featuring Stephanie Heilborn, Lea Paine Highet, and Alyssa Rower JD'04, and an evening of networking and cocktails with women from Duke and Harvard. At Norton Rose Fullbright, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. Sponsored by the Duke Law Club of NY and DukeNY. Learn more and register here: https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFor.... Questions? Contact Alyssa Rower JD'04 at 212-521-3517 or rower@amsllp.com.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

  • Jan 21
    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 Monday, January 19 at 5pm. If you are unable to attend this breakfast, there will be other opportunities to have breakfast with the Dean this semester. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Jan 21
    Auditions for Tricky Dick 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Come audition for the law school's annual comedy and variety show Tricky Dick! Scripts will be available in the audition room so you do not need to have anything prepared. Please let us know if you are also interested in singing or dancing. Sponsored by the Duke Law Drama Society. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Sampson at lauren.sampson@duke.edu.

  • Jan 21
    1Ls/2Ls Finding & Funding Summer Public Interest Work 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Learn how to find and fund summer work with government or public interest organizations from the experts in our Office of Public Interest Advising. As many public positions are unpaid, the program will cover Duke Law-specific as well as external funding sources available. Lunch will be provided. but please bring your own beverage. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest Advising. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 21
    BLSA General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    This will be BLSA's first General Body meeting of the year, featuring a panel discussing the job search. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, contact Joe Wilson at joseph.l.wilson@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

  • Jan 23
    DELPF Food Law Symposium 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum invites you to our 25th Anniversary Symposium "Carrots and Sticks." Following breakfast and coffee at 9:00 a.m., the symposium will begin with two academic panels on US food policy and food labeling. A BBQ lunch, catered by The Pit, will be served at 12:30 p.m. followed by our Keynote Address by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine. Representative Pingree was recently recognized as being one of the most innovative women in food by Food & Wine Magazine. The afternoon has one academic panel on food distribution systems followed by a producer panel that includes some of the Triangle's finest food producers including Watt's Grocery, Chapel Hill Creamery, Green Button Farm and Firsthand Food. Sponsored by DELPF. For more information on the program, panelists, and the day's schedule please visit our website at http://delpf.law.duke.edu/symposium/, and please contact Sean Fitzpatrick at sean.fitzpatrick@duke.edu with any questions or concerns. We hope to see you there!

    http://delpf.law.duke.edu/symposium/

Monday, January 26, 2015

  • Jan 26
    Careers in Corporate Law: Mergers & Acquisitions 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Business Law Society and Career & Professional Development Center invite you to learn from current practitioners about the general structure of a M&A deal, the role that lawyers play in these transactions, and the skill sets to develop during law school to prepare for a successful career in M&A. Panelists for the event include Michael Chitwood, Partner in the New York office of Skadden; John Hughes, Partner in the Washington DC office of Sidley Austin; Rohith Parasuraman, Associate in the Washington DC office of Latham & Watkins; and Daragh Murphy, Associate in the New York office of WilmerHale. The panel will be moderated by Professor Terence Hynes. This discussion is the fifth panel of a five-part series introducing students to the variety of different career paths available under the umbrella of business law put on by the Business Law Society and the Career & Professional Development Center. Lunch will be served. The panel is sponsored by Sidley Austin. For more information, please contact Ashley Waid at ashley.waid@duke.edu. Sponsored by the Business Law Society and the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Jan 26
    DBA Finance Committee Meetings 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

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

  • Jan 26
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Jan 26
    The Tax Exempt Status of Churches and Its Connection to Political Speech 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professors Richard Schmalbeck and Johhny Rex Buckles discuss the laws surrounding federal income tax exemption for churches and their impact on political speech. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Nanataco will be served. Please contact Michael Adamson (mba6@duke.edu) for more information.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • Jan 27
    Lunch and Learn with JLSA and Chabad 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Join us for New York bagels and lox and a fascinating discussion on the ethics of privacy in the modern world. Sponsored by JLSA and Chabad. For more information, please contact Jennifer Rosen at jhr23@duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    POSTPONED: Griswold at 50 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information please contact Sarah Holsapple at sarah.holsapple@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    Poverty in North Carolina 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Professor Gene Nichol, Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the UNC School of Law will talk about his work on issues of poverty, social and economic justice, and inequality. To learn more about Professor Nichol's vast experience in this field, please visit http://www.law.unc.edu/faculty/directory/nicholgener/. This event is part of the Discussion and Action Series on Wealth, Inequality and the Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Law Clinics and the office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Susanna Epling at susanna.epling@law.duke.edu.

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

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • Jan 29
    "Open Secrets" - The emerging visibility of men as the targets of conflict-related sexual assault and its implications 12:00 PMSee description

    Alice Miller, an Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and the Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, will give a lecture titled "'Open secrets' - The emerging visibility of men as the targets of conflict-related sexual assault and its implications." This lecture will be in Trent Hall, Room 124. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the Duke Global Health Institute. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Ali Prince or visit https://law.duke.edu/news/alice-miller/.

  • Jan 29
    Succeeding as a Summer Associate 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Have a job lined up as a Summer Associate at a law firm or interested in becoming a Summer Associate? Come learn the tools necessary to succeed at your law firm, so you can achieve that job offer at the end of the summer. Attorneys from Haynes and Boone will share their insight on the keys to a successful summer in a panel presentation. Co-Sponsored by WLSA, HLSA, ALSA, SALSA, BLSA, and Outlaw. Lunch will be provided by Haynes and Boone. For more information, please contact Katie Karges at kjk23@duke.edu.

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

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

  • Jan 29
    CANCELED: Faculty Tech Talks 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Jan 29
    International Student-Alumni Reception & Dinner - New York, NY 5:30 PMSee description

    Join us as we strengthen our ties with Duke Law School, fellow alumni, prospective employers and the current class of LLM students. Dean David F. Levi, Associate Dean Jennifer Maher '83, and the International Advisory Board of Duke Law School cordially invite you to attend one or both of these special programs: Reception in Honor of the International Student Interview Program at 5:30 p.m. and/or Sixth Annual Duke Law School International Alumni and Student Dinner at 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the International Studies Office at Duke Law. Learn more and register here: https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFor.... Questions? Contact Oleg Kobelev at Kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Friday, January 30, 2015

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

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

  • Jan 30
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

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

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

  • Jan 30
    ESQ 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

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

Saturday, January 31, 2015

  • Jan 31
    ESQ 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, February 2, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

  • Feb 4
    Duke Law School Gathering in Singapore 6:30 PMSee description

    Join fellow alumni and students from Singapore, and the surrounding regions for a casual gathering with Professor Ralf Michaels, and Judy and Don Horowitz, at ONE°15 Marina Club. Enjoy light appetizers and a complimentary beverage. Cash bar thereafter. This event is hosted by Bharat Dube L'86. For more information, please email Bharat at bharatdube@sipi-ip.com.

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

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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

  • Feb 5
    Faculty Tech Talks 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, February 6, 2015

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

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

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  • Feb 6
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

Monday, February 9, 2015

  • Feb 9
    CANCELLED Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Feb 9
    DBA Finance Committee Meetings 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

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

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

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

  • Feb 9
    Address by Steve Lehotsky 1:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Address will be given by Steve Lehotsky, a former law clerk for Justice A. Scalia. Lehotsky currently works as the deputy chief counsel for litigation for the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the litigation arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Chase Harrington at chase.harrington@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

  • Feb 10
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 11:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come buy your tickets for the event of the season - the PILF Auction & Gala! This year's auction will be at Washington Duke Inn and include fabulous food, drinks, and auction items. Tickets are $25 in advance (will be $30 at the door). We will be accepting credit and debit cards only at this time - no cash or checks. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Wendy Angus-Anderson at wea2@duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

  • Feb 11
    PILF Merchandise Sale 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Our first merchandise sale of the semester! Come get your Duke Law gear! We are only taking credit cards and debit cards this sale. No cash or flex. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Kendra Simon at kendra.simon@duke.edu.

  • Feb 11
    How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution: Theories of Originalism in Constitutional Interpretation 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Who says all conservatives and libertarians are the same? Inspired by Professor Epstein's book, "How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution," Professor Richard Epstein from NYU Law and our very own Professor Stephen Sachs debate theories of orginalism in Constitutional interpretation. Lunch will be catered by King's Sandwich Shop. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Mariana Estévez at mariana.estevez@duke.edu.

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

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

  • Feb 11
    CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

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

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

Thursday, February 12, 2015

  • Feb 12
    Heart Health Awareness Cookie Giveaway 10:30 AMSee description

    Join the Health Law Society in celebrating American Heart Month and Valentines Day! Drop by our table across from the Goodson Library to enjoy free homemade cookies and heart health information from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (time subject to change). Gluten free, lactose free/vegan, and nut-free cookies will be available. Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, contact Dani Glazer at dani.glazer@duke.edu.

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

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

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

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

  • Feb 12
    Faculty Tech Talks 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

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

    Please join the Women Law Student's Association for a panel discussing the environment of lobbying on behalf clients in the legislature or state government agencies. Our panelists come from DC and NC and will share with you tips for successful lobbying in a variety of environments. Come join WLSA to hear more about their experience as they used their law degree to affect changes in public policy and lawmaking This event is part of WLSA's Professional Development Spring Series. Sponsored by Hogan Lovells. For more information, please contact Khahilia Shaw at kys7@duke.edu.

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

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

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

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

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  • Feb 12
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 11:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come buy your tickets for the event of the season - the PILF Auction & Gala! This year's auction will be at Washington Duke Inn and include fabulous food, drinks, and auction items. Tickets are $25 in advance (will be $30 at the door). We will be accepting credit and debit cards only at this time - no cash or checks. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Wendy Angus-Anderson at wea2@duke.edu.

Friday, February 13, 2015

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

    In Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, the Court upheld the Fraud On The Market presumption of reliance for securities fraud cases but chose to allow defendants to rebut the presumption at the class certification stage of a class action proceeding. The Halliburton holding, along with other sweeping securities rulings from the high Court in recent years reflects an ever more uncertain landscape for securities lawsuits. The Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy's 2015 symposium will discuss the coherence of fraud on the market as a body of law, the practical implications of the Court's decision in Halliburton, and alternative enforcement mechanisms for securities fraud. Find more information at http://djclpp.law.duke.edu/symposium/. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy. For more information, please contact Mariana Estévez at mariana.estevez@duke.edu.

    http://djclpp.law.duke.edu/symposium/

  • Feb 13
    Young, Gifted, and Black 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join Duke Law's Black Law Student Association as we celebrate Black History Month with our "Young, Gifted, and Black" Panel Discussion. This event will feature four panelists: Antonio Lewis from King and Spaulding, Sonny Haynes from Womble Carlyle, Nathan Harrill a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of NC. and Tolani Akinkuotu from Kilpatrick Townsend. The panelists will discuss their experience as a young black attorney in the legal profession. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Brittany Mixon at Brittany.mixon@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

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

    Given the recent tragedies in Ferguson, Cleveland, and New York City, issues of policing and race are in the news. The purpose of this event will be to foster a dialogue between Duke Law School, its students, and the Duke community on issues of police practice, police misconduct, civil rights, and race. Scheduled participants include Dean David F. Levi, Duke Law Professors Lisa Kern Griffin, Samuel Buell, Darrell Miller, Guy-Uriel Charles, and James Coleman Jr.; Kami Chavis Simmons, of Wake Forest Law School, an expert on police practice and race, Chris Brook of the North Carolina ACLU, and Police Chief James C. Moore of Rocky Mount will contribute their knowledge. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bOYFe065RcILja5. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Kathy Julian at julian@law.duke.edu.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

  • Feb 15
    Alaska Law Review: Elections 2:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Alaska Law Review is holding an election for the Editor-in-Chief position. All Journal Members are required to attend. (Non-journal members should not attend.) Sponsored by the Alaska Law Review. For more information, please contact Philip Tarpley at philip.tarpley@lawnet.duke.edu.

Monday, February 16, 2015

  • Feb 16
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come buy your tickets for the event of the season - the PILF Auction & Gala! This year's auction will be at Washington Duke Inn and include fabulous food, drinks, and auction items. Tickets are $25 in advance (will be $30 at the door). We will be accepting credit and debit cards only - no cash or checks. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Wendy Angus-Anderson, Auction Director, at wea2@duke.edu.

  • Feb 16
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Feb 16
    DBA Finance Committee Meetings 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

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

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

    Although women account for 40 percent of first- and second-year associates in M&A groups at top law firms, only 15 percent of these women go on to make partner in the field, according to an ABA study. Please join the Women Law Students Association and The Business Law Society for a discussion with attorneys from Hogan Lovells, Brooks Pierce, and Smith Anderson exploring M&A practice generally, the specific challenges that face female M&A lawyers, and how our panelists have overcome these challenges in order to attain success in the field. This is the third in a series of panels as part of WLSA's Professional Development Spring Series, sponsored by Hogan Lovells. Co-sponsored by WLSA and BLS. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Rosemary Chandler at rosemary.chandler@duke.edu.

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

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

  • Feb 16
    Progress and Contestation in Combatting Discrimination: A Global Perspective on LGBT Rights 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    As marriage equality seems poised to take effect nation-wide in America within the immediate future, many advocates of LGBT rights are shifting their energies towards challenging other forms of discrimination faced by LGBT individuals, both domestically and internationally. Join us as Duke Law's own Professor Larry Helfer presents a lecture on the current state of LGBT rights and issues across the globe, drawing from his own well-recognized work in international LGBT advocacy. Co-sponsored by OutLaw, the Human Rights Law Society, and the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Jason Ervin at rje14@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

  • Feb 17
    POSTPONED: PILF Auction Ticket Sales 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come buy your tickets for the event of the season - the PILF Auction & Gala! This year's auction will be at Washington Duke Inn and include fabulous food, drinks, and auction items. Tickets are $25 in advance (will be $30 at the door). We will be accepting credit and debit cards only - no cash or checks. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Wendy Angus-Anderson, Auction Director, at wea2@duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    POSTPONED: Student Speaker Series 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Collaborative event between OUTLaw, BLSA, and Christian Legal Society to allow students to voice their opinions about current events and important matters of the day through guided open panel discussion led by a prominent faculty member. Sponsored by Outlaw. For more information, please contact Seth Pearson at seth.pearson@duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    POSTPONED: A Panel Discussion on Duke's Exchange Programs 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The International Law Society invites students to a panel discussion on fall study abroad opportunities and experiences with Director of Overseas Programs Tonya Jacobs and some students returning to Duke from a range of our exchange partner institutions. Sponsored by DBA and the Office for International Studies. For more information, contact Bryan O'Brien at bpo7@duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    POSTPONED: PILF Spring Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Public Interest Law Foundation will hold its spring semester meeting to include information for Auction volunteers, updates about other upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and a chance to discuss the organization's year so far. All volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact the PILF board at pilf@law.duke.edu.

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

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

  • Feb 17
    "The Supreme Court, the First Amendment and Judicial Independence", with Prof. Tom Metzloff - Atlanta, GA 5:30 PMSee description

    Alumni and friends are welcome to join this special reception and discussion of "The Supreme Court, the First Amendment and Judicial Independence" with Thomas B. Metzloff, Professor of Law. The event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with the discussion from 6:00-7:00. This event is sponsored by Ogletree Deakins P.C. Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.squadup.com/events/atlanta-lawclub-event-tommetzloff.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

  • Feb 18
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come buy your tickets for the event of the season - the PILF Auction & Gala! This year's auction will be at Washington Duke Inn and include fabulous food, drinks, and auction items. Tickets are $25 in advance (will be $30 at the door). We will be accepting credit and debit cards only - no cash or checks. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Wendy Angus-Anderson, Auction Director, at wea2@duke.edu.

  • Feb 18
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

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

    Please join us for a lunch talk about the EPA's proposed rule under the Clean Air Act 111(d). This rule will regulate the greenhouse gas emissions of existing power plants. The anticipation of the new compliance standards has created a whirlwind of legal inquiries of interest to regulators and companies alike. Insights of Professor Monast, Professor Pizer, and Professor Wiener will cover both economic and international perspectives on the issue. Enzo's pizza will also be provided. Sponsored by DBA and the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Allison Carmody atajc67@duke.edu.

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

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

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

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

  • Feb 18
    Student Loan Repayment: Options for Students Working in Public Service and Public Interest 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    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) and federal government repayment options. 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. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society; the Office of Financial Aid; the Office of Public Interest Advising; and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Any questions contact Chris D'Alessio at ced27@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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

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

  • Feb 19
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come buy your tickets for the event of the season - the PILF Auction & Gala! This year's auction will be at Washington Duke Inn and include fabulous food, drinks, and auction items. Tickets are $25 in advance (will be $30 at the door). We will be accepting credit and debit cards only - no cash or checks. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Wendy Angus-Anderson, Auction Director, at wea2@duke.edu.

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

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

  • Feb 19
    Brazil Fighting Corruption in the XXI Century 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

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

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

    Join us for a lunch-time panel discussion focused on the intersection of rights involved with decisions regarding diverse religious groups at a private university. Are universities obliged to treat various student groups equally? What are their obligations to donors? Do students forgo rights via contract at the time of enrollment? Speaking on these issues will be a panel comprised of Professor Richman, Dr. Christy Lohr Sapp, and Mr. Steven Hinkle moderated by Professor Miller. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by American Constitution Society and DBA. For more information please contact Allison Carmody at ajc67@duke.edu.

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

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

  • Feb 19
    WLSA Executive Board Roundtable 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join the current WLSA Executive Board for a question and answer session on what it is like to serve on the Executive Board of the Women Law Students Association. Each individual will describe her position and her favorite things about serving on the WLSA Exec. Board. We will also discuss the logistics of WLSA Elections which are scheduled for March 16 at lunch. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information please contact Katie Karges at kjk23@duke.edu.

  • Feb 19
    Lunar New Year Celebration 5:00 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join the Asian Law Students Association in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Usher in the year of the Sheep with good food and good people! Please contact Cathy Kim (catherine.kim@duke.edu) for more information. Sponsored by DBA.

Friday, February 20, 2015

  • Feb 20
    Duke Forum for Law and Social Change Symposium 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Forum for Law and Social Change's annual symposium is focused on mental health and the law. Featured speakers include James Jones (Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Professor), Allison Robertson (Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke), and Jeffrey Swanson (Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke). Breakfast and lunch will be served; all are welcome to attend. Sponsored by DFLSC. For more information, please contact Sarah Krajewski at sarah.krajewski@duke.edu.

  • Feb 20
    PILF Auction Ticket Sales 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come buy your tickets for the event of the season - the PILF Auction & Gala! This year's auction will be at Washington Duke Inn and include fabulous food, drinks, and auction items. Tickets are $25 in advance (will be $30 at the door). We will be accepting credit and debit cards only - no cash or checks. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Wendy Angus-Anderson, Auction Director, at wea2@duke.edu.

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

    Join DBA and PILF in welcoming the families of our students for a weekend in Durham, starting Friday, February 21st with the PILF Gala & Auction at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club. Pre-sale tickets available for $25 at Star Commons during the lunch hour from Feb. 16-20. Tickets are $30 at the door. Sponsored by PILF and DBA. To RSVP and for more information, please visit https://law.duke.edu/students/dba/parentsweekend/ or e-mail Jana Kovich at jana.kovich@duke.edu.

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

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

    http://tinyurl.com/qjsjwes

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

  • Feb 22
    DJCLPP: Elections 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy will elect a new editorial board for the next academic year. Sponsored by DJCLPP. For more information, please contact Eduardo Leal at eml12@duke.edu.

Monday, February 23, 2015

  • Feb 23
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

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

    Please join us for Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy's annual Symposium. Lynn Beller of Columbia University will be presenting her paper on removing children from victims of domestic violence. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the DJGLP. For more information, please contact Ann Orsini at amo23@duke.edu.

  • Feb 23
    Life as a Big Law Associate: California 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    ALSA is inviting our alumni working in California to come speak about their experiences working in "big law" as an Asian American lawyer. This event is a part of a three-part series, with other panel events focusing on alumni from New York and Washington DC. Sponsored by ALSA. For more information, please contact Anais Ning at zln2@duke.edu.

  • Feb 23
    DBA Finance Committee Meetings 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

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

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

    Please join us to hear Dean's Cup panelists Chief Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr. (6th Circuit) and Judge Robert Hinkle (Northern District of Florida) talk about how they pick their clerks and how they work with their clerks. They will provide useful insight into the clerkship process, and will happily take questions. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Hannah Beardsley at Hannah.beardsley@law.duke.edu.

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

    The Duke Law Moot Court Board invites you to the final round of this year's Dean's Cup, Duke's premier oral advocacy competition. Please come support your finalists, Annie Showalter L'16, Logan Mohs L'15, Zharna Shah L'15 and Chantalle Carles L'16. The Honorable Mark Martin, Chief Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court, The Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr., Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and The Honorable Robert Hinkle, Northern District of Florida will preside. Sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Moot Court Board. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact John Gerl at john.gerl@lawnet.duke.edu. Time is subject to change.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

  • Feb 24
    Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Symposium 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join us for Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy's annual Symposium. Lauren Sampson, Sarah Chappell, Talley Wood, Joline Doedens, and Christine Kim, all current and incoming board members of the DJGLP, will be presenting their notes on a variety of domestic violence topics. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by DJGLP. For more information, please contact Ann Orsini at amo23@duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    Prenatal Discrimination: A Discussion Exploring the Intersection of Gender, Disability, and a Woman's Right to Choose 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Should the law stop abortion decisions which are informed by the fetus's gender or disability? Join the Federalist Society in a discussion with the Director of the Bioethics Defense Fund, Mr. Nikolas Nikas, Esq. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and DBA. For more information contact Courtney Thomson at cas120@duke.edu.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  • Feb 25
    POSTPONED: Pre-Graduation Fair 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

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

  • Feb 25
    Class Gift Information Table 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stop by the Class Gift Committee table in Star Commons this afternoon to learn more about the Class Gift, our kickoff event and how you can make your meaningful contribution to this campaign. Sponsored by the 2015 Class Gift Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

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

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

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

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

  • Feb 25
    Diversity in the Legal Profession with Peter Wilson 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join the Black Law Student Association as we celebrate Black History Month with Peter Wilson, Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York. This event will address topics such as diversity recruitment, diversity retention, tokenism and community within the legal profession. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Brittany Mixon at brittany.mixon@duke.edu.

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

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

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

  • Feb 25
    POSTPONED: Countdown to Graduation: Class of 2015 Gift Campaign Kick-Off 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come join the Class Gift Committee in Star Commons to celebrate the Class of 2015. Play trivia, watch the Duke v. Virginia Tech basketball game on a big screen, and learn more about the Class Gift Campaign. Pizza and beer/wine will be served. Sponsored by Alumni & Development. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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

    Please join us for Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy's annual Symposium. Tom Lininger of the University of Oregon will present his paper on the ethics of firearm prohibitions for those convicted of domestic violence offenses. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by DJGLP. For more information, please contact Ann Orsini at amo23@duke.edu.

  • Feb 26
    POSTPONED: What to Expect from the OCI Process: a Law Firm's Perspective 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join Schulte Roth & Zabel attorneys and recruiting professionals for an informal discussion of how to best prepare for the 2L recruiting season. Our program, "What to Expect from the OCI Process: a Law Firm's Perspective," will focus on the various phases of the on campus and callback interview processes, provide insight into employers expectations and offer tips on how best to navigate each stage. The program will allow plenty of time for candid questions and answers and an open dialogue. Come prepared to ask us anything you ever wanted to know about law firm recruiting but were afraid to ask! Q-Shack will be served. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For questions, please contact Dorothy Jenke at dorothy.jenke@duke.edu

  • Feb 26
    CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

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

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

  • Feb 26
    CANCELED: Faculty Tech Talks 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

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

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

  • Feb 26
    CANCELED: Guantanamo Bay 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Madeline Morris and Steven Engel will discuss the future of Guantanamo Bay. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch from Old Havana Sandwich Shop will be served. Contact Michael Adamson at mba6@duke.edu for more information.

  • Feb 26
    CANCELED: Careers in International Law: Global Opportunities for Capital Markets Lawyers, David Boles '02 4:45 PMLaw School 4047

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

Friday, February 27, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

  • Mar 2
    Life as a Big Law Associate: Washington DC 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    ALSA is inviting our alumni working in Washington DC to come speak about their experiences working in "big law" as an Asian American lawyer. This event is part of a three-part series, with other panel events focusing on alumni from California and New York. Sponsored by ALSA. For more information, please contact Bob Zhao at bob.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Mar 2
    DBA Finance Committee Meetings 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

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

  • Mar 2
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mar 2
    Coffee & Conversation: Professor Katherine T. Bartlett 5:15 PMLaw School 4044

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

  • Mar 2
    2014-15 Health Policy Lecture Series: "The Future of Healthcare Reform & Obamacare" 6:00 PMTrent Semans Center for Health Education - Great Hall

    Please join us for the 2014.2015 Health Policy Lecture Series! The Duke University Hospital Office of Graduate Medical Education has partnered with the Duke Clinical Research Institute, The Kenan Institute for Ethics, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University School of Medicine and Duke University School of Law to offer the 2014-2015 Health Policy lecture series. This series is intended to promote exposure to timely and critical health policy topics and promote interactions and collaboration among students and faculty across Duke University schools. All students, faculty and trainees are invited to participate. Panel Members: Jonathan Oberlander, PhDProfessor and Vice Chair of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Bill Gradison, MBA, DCSFuqua Adjunct Faculty, Former US Congressmen,Member of Medicare Payment Advisory Committee; Glen Bolger, Co-Founder, Public Opinion StrategiesPollster, Republican party. Moderated by: Mac McCorkle, JD, Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Director of Graduate Studies, Master of Public Policy Program.HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS April 1st 2015 6pm - 8pm More information coming soon!

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

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

  • Mar 3
    Class Gift Information Table 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stop by the Class Gift Committee table in Star Commons this afternoon to learn more about the Class Gift, our kickoff event and how you can make your meaningful contribution to this campaign. Sponsored by the 2015 Class Gift Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

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

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

  • Mar 3
    A Panel Discussion on Duke's Exchange Programs 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    The International Law Society invites students to a panel discussion on fall study abroad opportunities and experiences with Director of Overseas Programs Tonya Jacobs and some students returning to Duke from a range of our exchange partner institutions. Sponsored by DBA and the Office for International Studies. For more information, contact Bryan O'Brien at bpo7@duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Mar 3
    DLJ Note-on Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Come learn about DLJ's Note-on process! Questions are welcome. Sponsored by DLJ. For more information, please contact Ryan Weiss at rtw9@duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Environmental Practitioners Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join us for a panel discussion about careers in environmental, energy, and resource law. The speakers will share their experiences working in the government, private firms and non-profit organizations. Following the panel discussion there will be an opportunity for students to meet with the attorneys and ask questions. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Allison Carmody at ajc67@duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Practicing and Teaching Law in Japan and elsewhere: A Conversation with Colin Jones, Doshisha University Law School 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join the JD-LLM Program for a conversation with Colin Jones '93, a visiting professor of Law at Duke, for a conversation about living and practicing law in Japan: first as associate and counsel at some of the largest U.S. law firms in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong and, later, as academic. Mr. Jones teaches at Doshisha University Law School in Kyoto and had a fascinating legal career, which took him from New York to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Guam. He will discuss his career-path, day-to-day work in private practice and how and why he made the transition to teaching. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Studies. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Student Speaker Series - Let's Talk about Race 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Collaborative event between OUTLaw, BLSA, and Christian Legal Society to allow students to voice their opinions about current events and important matters of the day through guided open panel discussion led by Professor Trina Jones. Sponsored by Outlaw, BLSA and CLS. For more information, please contact Seth Pearson at seth.pearson@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Twiggs-Beskind Mock Trial Tournament Final 7:15 PMLaw School 4049

    Come watch some of Duke Law's finest mock trial advocates compete in the final round of this years Twiggs-Beskind Cup. The Honorable James Dever, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, will preside. Sponsored by Mock Trial. For more information, please contact Daniel Benson at ddbenson@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

  • Mar 4
    PILF Merchandise Sale 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come get your Duke Law gear before you head off for spring break! We are only taking credit cards and debit cards this sale. No cash or flex. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Kendra Simon at kendra.simon@duke.edu.

  • Mar 4
    Class Gift Information Table 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stop by the Class Gift Committee table in Star Commons this afternoon to learn more about the Class Gift, our kickoff event and how you can make your meaningful contribution to this campaign. Sponsored by the 2015 Class Gift Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

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

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

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

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

    http://www.squadup.com/events/denver-basketball-gamewatch

  • Mar 4
    DBA Mentor/Mentee Wednesday 5:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    DBA Mentors and Mentees are invited to come celebrate the halfway point of the spring semester. Food and drinks provided! Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Benjamin Unger at benjamin.unger@duke.edu

Thursday, March 5, 2015

  • Mar 5
    CANCELED: Faculty Tech Talks 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Mar 5
    LLM Alumni Panel II: Tips on Preparing for the Bar Exam 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

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

  • Mar 5
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mar 5
    Exit Loan Counseling Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

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

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

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

  • Mar 5
    WLSA Roundtable Discussion 4:45 PMLaw School 4172

    Join us for a discussion on what the workplace should look like for women. Snacks will be served. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Jyoti Jindal at jyoti.jindal@duke.edu.

  • Mar 5
    Brewery Law 5:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Do you like beer? Are you somewhat interested in the Law? Join the Law and Entrepreneurship Society for a conversation on law, entrepreneurship, and craft beer. Our esteemed panel will feature Sean Wilson, Chief Executive Optimist of Fullsteam Brewery, Stuart Arnold, Founder of Fortnight Brewing Company, and Sumit Vohra, CEO/Chief Drinking Officer of Lonerider Brewing Company. Professor Jeff Ward will moderate and Duke Law students will get the chance to learn about entrepreneurs who thrive in a highly regulated industry. Sponsored by the Law & Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Charles Bowyer at charles.bowyer@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, March 6, 2015

  • Mar 6
    Laws that Learn: Adaptive Regulation of Pharmaceuticals 1:00 PMLaw School 4055

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

Saturday, March 7, 2015

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 9, 2015

  • Mar 9
    Spring Break 8:00 AMSee description

    Spring Break: Monday, March 9th through Friday, March 13th. Classes are not in session during this time.

  • Mar 9
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

  • Mar 11
    Spring Break 8:00 AMSee description

    Spring Break: Monday, March 9th through Friday, March 13th. Classes are not in session during this time.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

  • Mar 12
    Spring Break 8:00 AMSee description

    Spring Break: Monday, March 9th through Friday, March 13th. Classes are not in session during this time.

Friday, March 13, 2015

  • Mar 13
    We The People High School State Competition 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law School hosts the 2014-2015 North Carolina We the People high school state finals competition. For more information on We the People Programs and the Center for Civic Education, please visit their website at http://civiced.org/programs/wtp. Questions concerning the event may be directed to Professor Neil Siegel at siegel@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 13
    Spring Break 8:00 AMSee description

    Spring Break: Monday, March 9th through Friday, March 13th. Classes are not in session during this time.

Monday, March 16, 2015

  • Mar 16
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Alexander Tsesis, http://luc.edu/law/fulltime/tsesis.shtml will present his paper at the faculty workshop on Monday, March 16th. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Gladys Bethea at gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 16
    CANCELED: Free Community College: A+ or F? 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Sponsored by American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. For more information, please contact Spencer Hughes at hughes.spen@gmail.com.

  • Mar 16
    Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 12:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come get your tickets for the Tricky Dick show. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Koeun Lee at gkl4@duke.edu.

  • Mar 16
    WLSA Executive Board Elections 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Members of the Women Law Students Association are invited to attend elections for the 2015-2016 Executive Board. WLSA's Executive Board heads up the organization and plans all of WLSA's events. WLSA Executive Board positions and descriptions of those positions can be found at : http://sites.duke.edu/wlsa/constitution/. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information please contact Katie Karges at kjk23@duke.edu.

  • Mar 16
    DBA Finance Committee Meetings 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

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

  • Mar 16
    Practicing Sports Law within the Law Firm 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join the Sports & Entertainment society for a discussion on what it is like practicing sports law within the context of a large law firm. Sean Alford and Zach Kleiman (Duke Law '13) of Proskauer Rose will discuss their paths that led them to become sports attorneys within one of the largest sports firms in the world, and what their practice entails. Sponsored by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Jacob Unger at jdu4@duke.edu.

  • Mar 16
    Foreign Student & Scholar Tax Preparation Training and Certification 5:30 PMLaw School 4044

    Students will be certified to prepare Foreign Student & Scholar federal and state income tax returns. Participants will then volunteer a minimum of three of the four Saturday tax preparation sessions at I-House. Sponsored by PIPB. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

  • Mar 17
    The Future of Guantanamo Bay 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    The Federalist Society hosts Steven Engel, former Clerk to Justice Kennedy and Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Professor Madeline Morris for a discussion about the future of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Loads of sandwiches, rice, beans, and cookies from Old Havana Sandwich Shop will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Michael Adamson at mba6@duke.edu.

  • Mar 17
    The real story of Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Professor Colin Jones of Doshisha Law School uses an obscure Supreme Court case, Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan, to illustrate the differences between the American and Japanese legal systems. Refer to this Scotus Blog post for more details on the case: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/taniguchi-v-kan-pacific-saipa.... Sponsored by the International Law Society and the Asian Law Students Association. Lunch provided by DBA. For more information please contact Bryan O'Brien at bryan.o.brien@lawnet.duke.edu.

    http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/taniguchi-v-kan-pacific-saipan-ltd/

  • Mar 17
    CICL Lecture: The Social Foundations of World Trade 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Sungjoon Cho, Professor of Law at IIT Chicago-Kent Law, will give a lecture titled after his recently published book "The Social Foundations of World Trade: Norms, Community and Constitution." A book signing will follow. This lecture is sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

    http://law.duke.edu/news/sungjoon-cho/

  • Mar 17
    Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 12:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come get your tickets for the Tricky Dick show. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Koeun Lee at gkl4@duke.edu.

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

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

  • Mar 17
    DC Road Show 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join the Black Law Students Association as we present a panel of attorneys currently practicing at large law firms in Washington D.C. The panel's discussion will include the benefits of practicing law in the nation's capital, the large variety in practice areas offered at firms in D.C., and the experience of practicing at a firm as a minority attorney. Dinner will be provided. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Joe Wilson at joseph.l.wilson@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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

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

  • Mar 18
    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 the 2015 Class Gift committee will attend.

  • Mar 18
    Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 12:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come get your tickets for the Tricky Dick show. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Koeun Lee at gkl4@duke.edu.

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

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

  • Mar 18
    CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Mar 18
    Info Session NY Bar: LL.M. Certificate of Attendance Form 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    The NY State Board of Law Examiners requires that every graduating LLM student planning to sit for the New York Bar fill out the LLM Certificate of Attendance Form. We will hold a mandatory Information Session for all LLM students planning to sit for the bar exam to show you how to fill out the form correctly and answer your questions. Please make sure to bring a printed copy of your class schedule for the fall and spring semesters and a printed copy of the form, which can be download at http://www.nybarexam.org/Docs/LLMCertificateofAttendanceForm.pdf. We encourage you to review the form ahead of time. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 18
    Advanced Skills Session: Oral Advocacy Skills 12:30 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. This will be especially helpful for those that have no previous oral advocacy experience. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. If you have any questions, please email the Hardt Cup Coordinators at hardtcup2015@gmail.com.

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

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

  • Mar 18
    Countdown to Graduation: Class of 2015 Gift Campaign Kick-Off 6:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come join the Class Gift Committee in Star Commons to celebrate the Class of 2015. Play trivia and learn more about the Class Gift Campaign. Pizza and beer/wine will be served. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

    http://law.duke.edu/students/classgift/

Thursday, March 19, 2015

  • Mar 19
    Pro Bono Open House 8:30 AMSee description

    Students are invited to stop by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono (Room 4050) to enjoy coffee and donuts. While there, students can report their pro bono hours and sign the pro bono pledge. Sponsored by PIPB. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

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

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

  • Mar 19
    A Soldier Speaks 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join the Federalist Society and Solimena for a legal briefing presented by Major Nadav of the Israel Defense Forces. He will be discussing the legal complexities involved in asymmetric warfare. A Q&A session will be moderated and Enzo's Pizza will be served. Please note that this presentation is limited to Duke Law students and faculty--Duke ID will be required in order to gain access to the presentation. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Michael Adamson at mba6@duke.edu.

  • Mar 19
    Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 12:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come get your tickets for the Tricky Dick show. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Koeun Lee at gkl4@duke.edu.

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

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

  • Mar 19
    CANCELED: Faculty Tech Talks 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Mar 19
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

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

  • Mar 19
    Duke Oil, Gas & Energy Law Society Kick off Event 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    We are pleased to invite you for the Duke Oil, Gas & Energy Law Society kick-off event. Join us for the first event of the Society and learn about the latest's developments in the energy legal market. If you are interested in the global and domestic energy markets, if you are thinking about practicing at the energy industry we strongly encourage you to attend. During the event we will also discuss the Society's Agenda, future plans and how you can get involved. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Oil, Gas and Energy Law Society. For more information, please contact Niso Matari at nisomat@gmail.com.

  • Mar 19
    America's Greatest Lawyer: Abraham Lincoln in Private Law and Public Life 5:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Program in Public Law is pleased to present Walter E. Dellinger as he delivers his lecture, "America's Greatest Lawyer: Abraham Lincoln in Private Law and Public Life." Dellinger is the Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law at Duke Law School. He has also served as acting Solicitor General, Assistant Attorney General, and head of the Office of Legal Counsel. Dinner will be provided - first come, first served. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information please contact Sarah Holsapple at sarah.holsapple@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 19
    WLSA Roundtable Discussion 7:00 PMSee description

    Please join WLSA, Professor Newman and Dean Gustafson for a roundtable dinner discussion of women and the law. Dinner will take place at Lilly's Pizza in Downtown Durham. This event is capped at 6 students. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Chantalle Carles at chantalle.carles@duke.edu.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

  • Mar 23
    Life as a Big Law Associate: New York 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the Asian Law Student Association (ALSA) in hosting a conversation about life as an associate in New York, with Leah Shen ('11) of Simpson & Thacher, Sunny Kim ('11) of White & Case, Sam Kwon ('12) of Kirkland & Ellis, and Sandra Yoo ('14) of Clifford Chance. Leah Shen ('11) works in the Merger & Acquisitions group of Simpson & Thacher's NY office. Sunny Kim ('11) is an associate in the corporate department at White & Case. Sam Kwon ('12) is an intellectual property litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis and concentrates his practice on patent infringement litigation. Sandra Yoo ('14) works in the banking practice of Clifford Chance, NY. The panelists will be talking about their respective practice groups, experiences, and firm culture. They will be open to questions and conversations. Sponsored by ALSA, lunch provided by DBA. For more information, please contact Bob Zhao at bob.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 12:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come get your tickets for the Tricky Dick show. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Koeun Lee at gkl4@duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    CANCELED: 1L Introduction to Journals: Panel Discussion 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

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

  • Mar 23
    Religious Conviction in the Public Square 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    What role should religious conviction play in the public square? How should religious conviction affect the decisions of public officers, citizens, and voters? Join Professor Kathryn Bradley, Duke Divinity School Professor Paul Griffiths, and Elon Law Professor Scott Gaylord for a panel discussion. Professor H. Jefferson Powell will be moderating. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Christian Legal Society. For more information contact Dexter Pearce at dexter.pearce@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    DBA Finance Committee Meetings 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

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

  • Mar 23
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    JB Ruhl will present at the Faculty Workshop on Monday, March 23. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Gladys Bethea at gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    Careers in Entrepreneurship: Using a Law Degree Outside of a Law Firm 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Law & Entrepreneurship Society for an informative discussion with alumni who have leveraged their law degrees into in-house positions with start-ups or larger technology companies, as well as those who have taken the leap and started their own companies. Confirmed speakers include Melvin Hines L'09, co-founder of the education start-up Upswing, Andy Roth L'11, LLMLE'12, director of business development at internet marketing start-up RocketBolt, and Mital Patel, associate at Wyrick Robbins and former co-founder of both a technology start-up and his own start-up law firm. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, contact L&E Society President Adam Berkland at adam.berkland@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    National Security Law Society Elections 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    National Security Law Society will vote for next year's officers. Sponsored by NSLS. For more information, please contact Danny Beaulieu at dannybeaulieu1@gmail.com.

  • Mar 23
    Prospects for Japanese Constitutional Change 5:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Much recent news about Japan has been about its economy and so-called Abenomics. However, the country's prime minister, Shinzo Abe has made no secret of his desire to amend Japan's constitution. Having won several successive elections, his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and coalition partner may now be in a position to do so. While much of the discussion about Japanese constitutional amendment focuses on the famous "Renunciation of War clause," the amendment formally proposed by the LDP in 2012 suggests their agenda is much more extensive, idealogically-driven and potentially influential in areas of Japanese life having nothing to do with national security. Professor Carl Goodman, Adjunct Professor, Japanese Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Doshisha Law School's Professor Colin P.A. Jones will discuss some of the implications of the LDP proposals and the prospects for constitutional reform in Japan. Sponsored by Carolina Asia Center, Asian/Pacific Studies Institute and Duke East Asian Nexus. For more information please contact Sarah Holsapple at sarah.holsapple@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    WLSA "Women In Robes" Judicial Dinner 6:00 PMSee description

    Please join WLSA at Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom (324 Blackwell St.) for a dinner with judges from the N.C. Supreme Court, N.C. Court of Appeals, N.C. Superior Court, and N.C. District Courts. At small table discussions, they will discuss the scope of their legal work and explain how their career paths led them to their judicial positions. They will also answer questions on clerking in North Carolina. Co-sponsored by Career Services and Duke Bar Association. This event is part of WLSA's Professional Development Spring Series. Dress is business casual. Dinner will be provided. This event is capped at roughly 35 students. To attend you must RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1A7LKl8NN67dYNwO3hy5v_3o4AFuy5dqGaMviKrj... For more information, please contact Deborah Olaleye at ebun.olaleye@duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    Jedediah Purdy and Mark Greif: Writing and Politics 7:00 PMSee description

    Please join professor Jedediah Purdy for a discussion with Mark Greif at The Regulator Bookshop (720 9th St.). Greif is a founder of n+1 magazine, which New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell has called "the rightful heir to the New York Review of Books and Partisan Review." Greif is also the author of the new book The Age of the Crisis of Man, which the NY Times Book Review has called "brilliant" and "exasperating." He has written several classic essays in cultural criticism, including "What Was the Hipster?" "Against Exercise," and "Afternoon of the Sex Children." Jedediah Purdy has contributed to n+1 and is the author of several books on American culture and politics. Purdy will interview Greif about the past and future of politically and culturally engaged writing, the role of insurgent "little magazines" like n+1, and, basically, Why Write, and for Whom? A public discussion will follow. Sponsored by Professor Purdy. For more information, please contact purdy@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mar 24
    Laws that Learn: J.B. Ruhl on Conservation 12:30 PMSanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

    The Laws that Learn seminar series presents Professor J.B. Ruhl (David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law at Vanderbilt Law School) to discuss the evolving goals of conservation and the implications for law and policy in his talk, "Buzzwords or Breakthroughs? ¿ Assessing the New Framing of Conservation." Lunch provided with RSVP to Amber Díaz Pearson by Thursday, March 19. Co-sponsored by the Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law School, and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke. For more information, please contact Jonas Monast at jonas.monast@duke.edu.

    http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/regulation/laws-that-learn-j-b-ruhl-on-conservation-mar-24/

  • Mar 24
    Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 12:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come get your tickets for the Tricky Dick show. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Koeun Lee at gkl4@duke.edu.

  • Mar 24
    Identifying and Managing Trauma, Loss and Resilience 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    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, the Center for International & Comparative Law and the Veterans Disability Assistance Project. Lunch will be served. Seats are limited and RSVP is required for attendance. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu

  • Mar 24
    Summer Institutes Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the directors of the summer institutes in Hong Kong and Switzerland to learn about the 2015 courses and faculty. The onsite program administrators and coordinator will also be on hand to answer questions. This is a mandatory meeting for first-year JD/LLMs. Please feel free to bring your lunch to this meeting. Contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu for further information.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

  • Mar 25
    What you need to know about IP 10:30 AMSSRI-Gross Hall 270

    The USPTO will be traveling to five colleges and universities in North Carolina from March 23 - 26 to present an engaging lecture series entitled, "What You Need to Know About IP." This lecture has been designed to help students, members of the IP community, law community and the public understand what Intellectual Property is and how to protect it. Leading the lecture series is USPTO Supervisory Patent Examiner, Brandon Fetterolf.The events are free and open to all with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Stops include: East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, Duke University, North Carolina University at Chapel Hill, and St. Augustine's College.

  • Mar 25
    Decision-Making in Criminal Trials 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    A research team from Duke Neurobiology and Duke Law invites you to participate in a short experiment and presentation on decision-making in criminal investigations. Participants will complete a short online experiment (about 20 minutes) and join us afterwards for a panel discussing the research project and its applications to wrongful convictions and trial practice. Please bring a laptop. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Professor Beskind. Note: if you are unable to attend this event, we can arrange for you to participate individually. For more information, please contact Pate Skene at skene@neuro.duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Having your Cake and Eating It Too: Pro Bono at a Law Firm 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Law firms are attractive for a number of reasons, but going to a law firm doesn't mean you give up the opportunity to engage in public interest work. In this event we will lift the firewall that keeps you from knowing the details of a firm's Pro Bono projects and will help give a glimpse into the role you might have on a Pro Bono project at a law firm. Please join us for a lunch discussion with attorney's who will share their experience working on Pro Bono projects. This event is part of the WLSA Spring Series, and is sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Shanna Rifkin at shr13@duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Conversation with Justice Newby 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    An informal conversation over lunch with Justice Newby about his perspective on law, life, and Christianity. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Christian Law Society. For more information, please contact Kendra Simon at kendra.simon@duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Mar 25
    Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 12:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come get your tickets for the Tricky Dick show. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Koeun Lee at gkl4@duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    An Evening With Prince Moulay Hicham: "The New Arab Cold War and the Future of Authoritarianism in the Middle East" 6:15 PMLaw School 4042

    This is a private event for the Duke Law community. Please join us for an evening with Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah for an engaging dialogue on the Arab World, which will encompass a discussion on the following: New regional conflict defines the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring. This new climate of violence reflects not so much ancient hatreds but the domestic imperatives of authoritarian regimes, as they struggle to deflect attention from structural problems in their society such as economic stagnation, youth resistance, and public demands for political voice. They have fueled new sectarian and geopolitical competition that has divided the region into warring camps, and amplified the violence and repression seen in countries like Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Egypt. Yet for most regimes, such a costly strategy of survival is not sustainable in the long term. The path forward entails encouraging openness, reforms, and innovation, which will require sustained efforts from all sectors of society. Sponsored by SOLIMENA, ILS and HRLS. For more information, please contact Dyna Zekaoui at dz53@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • Mar 26
    Alumni Gathering with Jennifer Maher - Amsterdam, Netherlands 12:30 PMSee description

    Please join alumni and friends in Amsterdam, Netherlands for a happy hour and dinner on the canal. Associate Dean Jennifer Maher will join and give an update on events and news from Duke Law School. Venue and time TBD.

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

    Please join the American Constitution Society, the Program in Public Law, the Women Law Students Association, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Law and History Society for a panel discussion on the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision in Griswold v. Connecticut. This panel will feature Professor Neil Siegel (Duke), Professor Katharine Bartlett (Duke), Professor Maxine Eichner (University of North Carolina), and Kristine Kippins (Center for Reproductive Rights) discussing historical and current issues in reproductive justice. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by ACS. For more information, please contact Ana Apostoleris at ama64@duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    Student Speaker Series - Let's talk about Religion and Marriage Equality 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Candid student-led conversation about religious freedom and Marriage Equality in America. This is a collaborative event between OUTLaw, BLSA, and Christian Legal Society to allow students to voice their opinions about current events and important matters of the day through guided open panel discussion. Sponsored by Outlaw, BLSA and CLS. For more information, please contact Seth Pearson at seth.pearson@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 12:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come get your tickets for the Tricky Dick show. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Koeun Lee at gkl4@duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    PILF Spring Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Public Interest Law Foundation will hold its spring semester meeting to update all members and other interested students about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and to discuss the organization's year so far. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact the PILF board at pilf@law.duke.edu.

    http://law.duke.edu/publicinterest/pilf/

  • Mar 26
    2L Summer Success: A Hiring Chair's Insights About the Offer Process 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Mathew P. McGuire, Hiring Partner for Alston & Bird, LLP, will speak candidly with members of the Class of 2017 concerning those indicators which most often catapult law students to the front of offer line. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    Faculty Tech Talks 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

Friday, March 27, 2015

  • Mar 27
    Admitted Students Open House 8:00 AMSee description

    For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.

  • Mar 27
    4th Circuit Court of Appeals Oral Arguments 9:30 AMLaw School 3043

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will hear oral arguments at Duke Law School on Friday, March 27. We welcome students, staff, and faculty to attend this session. Two cases will be heard by the Court. Each case will take about 40 minutes, with a recess between. Attire should be consistent with what would be worn to an official proceeding at the courthouse. All electronic devices must be turned off in the courtroom. Audio or video recording is not permitted in the courtroom. Entering or exiting the courtroom during oral arguments will not be permitted, except during the recess period between the cases. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, contact Tia Barnes, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at barnes@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 27
    Alumni Dinner at the German-American Lawyers Association Conference - Frankfurt, Germany 2:00 PMSee description

    The German-American Lawyers Association (DAJV) has invited Duke Law School to be the featured U.S. law school at its Annual Practice Group Conference. All Duke Law alumni are invited to a reception and dinner, where Duke Law Professor Ralf Michaels will be the dinner speaker. We hope that you will be able to join us at the Institute for Law and Finance at the House of Finance of Goethe University in Frankfurt. More information coming soon. Sponsored by Duke Germany. Register at http://dajv.de/anmeldung.html.

    http://dajv.de/anmeldung.html

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

  • Mar 29
    3 on 3 Charity Basketball Tournament 2:00 PMSee description

    Sign up for the First Annual Duke Law 3 on 3 Charity Basketball Tournament taking place at American Tobacco's The Cage, sponsored by Duke Law Athletics. This one day, single elimination tournament will involve a slight fee to enter, and the winner will receive everlasting glory and a prize that has yet to be designated. If you are interested in participating, sign up by Wednesday, March 25 by emailing Brian McCracken at bnm10@duke.edu with the names of your three person group. For purposes of the charity, there will be a ten dollar sign-up fee for each person that enters ($30.00 per team). There will also be an eight team limit, so be sure to sign up ASAP. All charity proceeds will go to the local chapter of the YMCA. Sponsored by DBA Athletics. For more information, contact Brian McCracken at bnm10@duke.edu.

Monday, March 30, 2015

  • Mar 30
    Casenote: EIC Panel Discussion 12:30 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. Sponsored by the Duke Law Casenote Committee. For more information, please contact Matthew Sloan at mas140@duke.edu.

  • Mar 30
    DBA Finance Committee Meetings 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

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

  • Mar 30
    Choosing a Practice Area 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join associates from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy for a discussion about choosing a practice area. Different practice areas across the firm will be represented, and the attorneys will provide their perspective on the practice areas, the types of work they do, how they landed in their particular practice area, and advice for law students. Lunch will be served. The event is sponsored by the Business Law Society and Milbank. For more information, please contact Dorothy Jenke at dorothy.jenke@duke.edu.

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

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

  • Mar 30
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Sam Buell, https://law.duke.edu/fac/buell/ will present his paper at the faculty workshop on Monday, March 30th. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Gladys Bethea at gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu.

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

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

  • Mar 30
    Alumni Gathering - Vienna, Austria 8:00 PMSee description

    Duke students, joined by Professor Holton, are participating in the VIS Moot Court in Vienna. Alumni in Vienna will take this opportunity to come together and catch up. Participating Duke students will also join. The gathering will be at Café Restaurant DIGLAS, Wollzeile 10, 1010 Vienna. The location is in walking distance to St. Stephan's cathedral. Please be informed that they do not accept any credit/debit cards. For more information or to RSVP, contact Christian Zwick L'10 at zwick@bindergroesswang.at by Friday, March 27th.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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

    Join Professor Erika Buell and Mackenzie Morse (L'06), a partner in the corporate group of K& L Gates, for a detailed discussion on how to build academic and professional experiences that support a career in corporate-transactional law. Jointly sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Career & Professional Development Center, this session is part of the Professional Development Series for the Class of 2017. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Discussion on End of Life Autonomy 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join Human Rights Law Society for a discussion on end of life autonomy and the "right to die" with Professor Bloche, the Co-Director of the Georgetown - Johns Hopkins Joint Program in Public Health. The discussion will explore legal and ethical implications of end of life decisions, whether we have a right to autonomy in the process of dying and what we can learn from previous cases and incidents. Professor Bloche is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on health law and policy. He was a health care advisor to President Obama's 2008 campaign as well as the presidential transition. He is a graduate of the law and medical schools at Yale, and he completed a residency in psychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Professor Jayne Huckerby, the director of the Duke International Human Rights Clinic, will be commenting and moderating the event. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by DukeMed Global Health Interest Group, Duke Global Health Institute's Student Council, Amnesty International, Sanford Women in Policy, Duke Undergraduate Bioethics Society, American Medical Women's Association, Geriatrics Interest Group, and Internal Medicine Interest Group from Duke Medical School. For more information, please contact Audrey Kim at audrey.kim@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    2015 Class Photo 12:30 PMSee description

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

  • Mar 31
    2L Summer Success: Legal Research Refresher - What to Know Before You Go 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Are you ready for real-world legal research? Join the Duke Law research instructors to learn about the latest research tools embraced by practitioners, and the best "starting points" for nearly every research assignment you'll receive. 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.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 3, 2015

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

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

Saturday, April 4, 2015

  • Apr 4
    2015 ALSA Picnic: Celebrating 20 Years 12:00 PMSee description

    The Asian Law Student Association (ALSA) would like to extend a warm welcome to the Duke Law community in honor of ALSA's Twentieth Anniversary! Please join us for a family-friendly picnic this Saturday as we celebrate 20 years of history with good food and company. This event is open to all JD and LLM students. Bring your friends, significant others and children! We will provide games and events for the children, as well as light food and drinks. We highly encourage attendees to also bring some food to share. This will be our last social event of the year, so come out and get to know our graduating 3Ls and LLMs! Event will be held at Garrett West Apt. Pool (4130 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707). Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs. For more information, please contact Bob Zhao at bob.zhao@duke.edu.

Monday, April 6, 2015

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

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

  • Apr 6
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Gary Libecap, http://www.bren.ucsb.edu/people/faculty/gary_libecap.htm will present his paper at the faculty workshop on Monday, April 6th. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Gladys Bethea at gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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

    Join Professor James Coleman and David Lindsay (L'97), a litigation partners at K&L Gates, for a detailed discussion on how to build academic and professional experiences that support a career in litigation. Jointly sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Career & Professional Development Center, this session is part of the Professional Development Series for the Class of 2017. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at dickinson@law.duke.edu.

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

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

  • Apr 7
    1L Casenote Training 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

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

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

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

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

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

    http://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/ss-distinguished-speaker-series-patients-with-passports-medical-tourism-law-and-ethics/

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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

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

    http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/justintime

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Apr 8
    Casenote Training 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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

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

  • Apr 9
    Students Speak-Out 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    In an effort to address and respond to recent events of racial intolerance on Duke's campus, the Duke Law Community is inviting you to Speak Out. These incidents of racial violence invoke powerful feelings and thoughts in us all. "One Duke Law: Speak Out Against Racial Intolerance" is an opportunity to give voice to those feelings and thoughts in an environment purposed to foster understanding, awareness, and support. Our goal is to build unity, affirm what we believe, define who we are, and move forward by refusing to stay silent. Our conversation will be led by Dr. Mazella Fuller from CAPS, Duke's Counseling and Psychological Services. We hope you will join us in this opportunity to confront racial tolerance and grow alongside your peers, colleagues, and friends. These acts of violence implicate us all and indicate that there is still work to be done; but together, as one, we can truly move forward. Bring your own lunch. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Seth Pearson at seth.pearson@duke.edu.

  • Apr 9
    PILF Elections 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    PILF Elections are being held! Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Amelia Whaley at amelia.whaley@duke.edu.

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

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

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

    Please join our distinguished panelists, Chief Judge James C. Dever III (Eastern District of North Carolina), Judge Paul V. Niemeyer (4th Circuit Court of Appeals), and Judge Donna S. Stroud (Court of Appeals of North Carolina) for lunch, when they will discuss the topic, "Why Clerk?" Each judge will offer his/her perspective of the benefits of clerking, talk about how they use their clerks, and take questions from you about the process. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Hannah Beardsley at Hannah.beardsley@law.duke.edu.

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

    The Moot Court Board proudly presents the final round of the 2015 Hardt Cup Tournament. All students and faculty are encouraged to watch this year's finalists, Jordan Glassberg '17 and Will Hawkins '17. This year's judges include Circuit Judge Paul V. Niemeyer (United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit), Chief Judge James C. Dever III '87 (United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina) and Circuit Judge Allyson K. Duncan '75 (United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit). Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, contact Daniel Stockton at Daniel.Stockton@lawnet.duke.edu.

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

    Please join the Class Gift Committee for our BBQ event in Beber Garden. We'll be serving hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, and beverages from Lonerider brewery. Come out for the final Class Gift event to play some lawn games and spend time with your fellow graduating classmates. Rain location is the Blue Lounge. Sponsored by 2015 Class Gift Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 10, 2015

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

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

  • Apr 10
    Invest in Yourself: Using Your 1L Summer Most Effectively 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Come learn five ways to leverage your 1L summer into 2L Job Search success. Deans Elvin and Boswell will cover concrete principles to be consistently applied throughout your 1L summer, using scenarios taken straight from the collective experience of last year's class. Helpful perspective on the 2L Job Search - both from employers nationwide and your peers in Duke's Class of 2016 - will also be presented. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at Dale.Malone@law.duke.edu.

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

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

    http://law.duke.edu/news/eleanor-fox/

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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

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

Monday, April 13, 2015

  • Apr 13
    Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Laura Edwards, https://history.duke.edu/people/laura-f-edwards will present her paper at the faculty workshop on Monday, April 13th. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please Gladys Bethea at gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu.

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

    Join several editors-in-chief of Duke's journals as they share helpful tips and strategies for effective casenote writing. They will also provide some insight on the casenote evaluation process. Sponsored by the Duke Law Casenote Committee, ALSA, BLSA, HLSA, JLSA, OutLaw, SALSA, and WLSA. If you have any questions, please email Matthew Sloan at mas140@duke.edu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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

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

  • Apr 14
    Mock Trial Board Elections 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The Mock Trial Board will be electing its executive board for the 2015-2016 school year. Sponsored by Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Jamie Greenwood at jhg20@duke.edu.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  • Apr 15
    VITA Wrap-up meeting and Year-end celebration 3:45 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. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. Please RSVP to Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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

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

  • Apr 16
    Visa Tips for International Students Seeking to Obtain Permanent Residence in the U.S. 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Are you attending Duke Law School on F1 or J1 visa and intend to remain in the U.S. following the conclusion of your Optional Practical Training (OPT)? If so, please join Lorcan Shannon LLM'10 for a detailed discussion on the process and requirements of securing permanent residence in the U.S. At the session, jointly sponsored by the Office of International Studies and the Office of Student Affairs, students will learn about H1B work visa program, types of companies that generally hire H1Bs, employer requirements, next steps (i.e. Green Card) and many more. Lunch will be served. Space is limited - please respond to this survey https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_85Io1Ah4YUJM1oN if you intend to attend. For more information contact Sarah Holsapple (sarah.holsapple@law.duke.edu).

    http://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_85Io1Ah4YUJM1oN

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

    Please join the JD/LLM Program for an informal coffee with Eugene Y. Lao ('95), Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at DocuSign. 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 Auction.com and, before that, Zynga. He has recently assumed a new position as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Docusign where he leads the legal team supporting International, Product Complicate, IP and Legal Operations. Coffee and cookies will be served. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 16
    Class Gift Table 3:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

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

  • Apr 16
    Last Day of Class Celebration 3:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Celebrate the last day of classes with sundaes from Ben & Jerry's, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs! For more information, please contact Nikii Lancaster at nikii.lancaster@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

  • Apr 18
    2015 Reunion Weekend 9:00 AMTBD

    Sponsored by Duke Law School. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 18
    PILF Alumni Weekend Merchandise Sale 11:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come get your Duke Law gear at PILF's final merchandise sale this semester! We will have specialty gift items -- mugs, tote bags, golf sets, wine openers, coffee tumblers, etc. -- as well as t-shirts, quarter zip sweaters, polo shirts, and other apparel favorites. Payment by credit cards only. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Alicia Shen at alicia.shen@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Apr 18
    Late Night Bo-Break 10:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Take a break from studying with some delicious Bojangles biscuits and coffee! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Nikii Lancaster at nikii.lancaster@law.duke.edu.