Events Archive 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

  • Jan 14
    The Limits of Abstract Patents in an Intangible Economy 9:00 AMSee description

    Duke Law co-sponsors a conference examining the determination of patentability given current legal doctrine and economic realities. Professor Arti Rai to participate as a panelist. Hosted by The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

  • Jan 14
    Why Hate Crime Laws are Unnecessary & Undesirable 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    James B. Jacobs to speak on why hate crime laws are unnecessary and undesirable. Jacobs holds JD and PhD (sociology) degrees from the University of Chicago and is currently the Warren E. Burger Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Research in Crime & Justice at NYU School of Law. He has authored or co-authored 14 books and more than 100 articles on crime and the law, including "Hate Crime: Criminal Law & Identity Politics" (Oxford University Press, 1998). Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Reuben Stob at reuben.stob@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 14
    VITA Software Installation and Training Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    First time VITA volunteers should attend one of these sessions. We will install the 2008 TaxWise software. New volunteers will then work with a return volunteer to complete a tax problem. We hope to have at least one return volunteer for every three new ones. Pizza provided for those who RSVP. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 14
    Lecture Series: Writing from the Reader's Perspective 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor George Gopen offers a series of lectures at the beginning of the second term on writing from the reader's perspective. Open to all law students. For more information, contact April Clark at aclark@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

  • Jan 15
    Entry-Level Faculty Candidate 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 15
    Possibilities and Perils: The Role of Faith in Public Life 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Event Description: Does the First Amendment protect public advocacy from the pulpit? What about prayer at a public, secular event? Is the religious rhetoric often used by political leaders inherently divisive, or can it serve a unifying purpose? Join Duke Law Professors Guy-Uriel Charles and H. Jefferson Powell as they explore the role of religion in public life and the role of religious leaders in politics, from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Reverends Rick Warren and Jeremiah Wright. The event is part of Duke University's celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Lunch provided.

  • Jan 15
    VITA Software Installation and Training Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    First time VITA volunteers should attend one of these sessions. We will install the 2008 TaxWise software. New volunteers will then work with a return volunteer to complete a tax problem. We hope to have at least one return volunteer for every three new ones. Pizza provided for those who RSVP. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 15
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    Join us for the first student workshop of the semester. Angela Weis will present her paper "Changing the debate: separating civil and religious marriage." Lunch provided. Contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu for a copy of the paper.

  • Jan 15
    Interviewing Q&A 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    All 1Ls are invited to join the IP Society for a Q&A session with 2L's regarding the 1L job search, interviewing, working as a RA, and tips for a successful 1L summer. An attorney from Alston & Bird, Jessica Gorczynski, will take questions and provide tips. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Amelia Marguet at amelia.marguet@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 15
    Office of Student Affairs Open House 1:00 PMSee description

    Stop by Room 2007 for refreshments and to meet and mingle with the members of OSA including the new Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Jason Belk and Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Anne Sherman.

Friday, January 16, 2009

  • Jan 16
    LLM Mock Interview Program All DaySee description

    LLMs will participate in mock interviews with alumni and other members of the Law School community. To be held in the Library study rooms. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 16
    Duke Law Innocence Project Spring Reorientation 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    All volunteers must attend this brief meeting about how case work will proceed this semester. Dessert served. For more information, contact Eric Eisenberg at ewe3@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 16
    Entry-Level Faculty Candidate 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 16
    2009 Class Gift Ambassadors Meeting 1:00 PMLaw School 4044

    Join the Class Gift Ambassadors for their first meeting to discuss the 2009 gift. Members will plan events, choose funds to which the gift will be directed, and encourage classmates to support the campaign. Lunch provided. RSVP to Anna Corliss, annual fund coordinator and co-chairs Jonathan Williams and Jessica Rivera at classgift@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

  • Jan 17
    The Opposite(s) of Property: A Workshop 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Public lands, unownable ideas, markets for eggs and surrogates, slaves in court, and the economics of sharing are some of the issues that will be discussed at this interdisciplinary investigation of property and its borders. The workshop is prompted by the publication of James Boyle's new book, The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind (Yale University Press 2008), but its topic is a wider one. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Public Domain. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/conferences/

Sunday, January 18, 2009

  • Jan 18
    Ann Taylor Winter Shopping Event 6:30 PMSee description

    Join us for a private shopping event at Ann Taylor. Receive 20% or more off everything in the store. More specific discount information to come. Open to all. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase suits for interviews, dresses for semi-formals, and more! Event ends at 8:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and WLSA. For more information, contact Chaula Mehta at chaula.mehta@duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

  • Jan 20
    Being OUT in the Work Force 10:00 AMLaw School 4040

    An informal conversation with Sullivan and Cromwell partner Stacey Friedman on being OUT in the workforce. We will discuss interviewing and navigating the workplace successfully as an LGBT person.
    Sponsored by Sullivan and Cromwell LLP. For more information, email outlaw@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 20
    Watch the Inauguration 12:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Join your classmates in witnessing the historic swearing-in of President-elect Barack Obama. The swearing-in occurs at noon and is followed by the inaugural address. Inaugural events, including the procession and ceremony, will be shown on the plasma screens in Star Commons and in the third floor loggia beginning at 10 a.m. Room 3041 will open just before noon (a class meets there until then). Cake and drinks will be provided; bring your own lunch. Co-sponsored by the Duke Democrats and the Office of Student Affairs.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

  • Jan 22
    Appointments Workshop 12:10 PMLaw School 4042

    For governing faculty only. For more information, contact Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 22
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Sue Chen will present her paper, "Art Deaccessions and the Limits of Fiduciary Duty." Lunch provided. For more information or to receive a copy of the paper, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 22
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email listserv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 22
    Mock Trial Skills Seminars 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Join the Mock Trial Board as it hosts general skills sessions. Today's topic: general Twiggs-Beskind FAQ and building a case theory. Open to all students, but particularly geared towards students who wish to compete in the 1L Twiggs Beskind tournament in February. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Jessica Brumley at jessica.brumley@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/student/act/mocktrial/

  • Jan 22
    DJCIL Staff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    A meeting of all staff and board members of the Journal of Comparative and International Law to discuss upcoming issues, events, and other journal business. For more information, contact Jessica Hartzog at jessica.hartzog@law.duke.edu.

Friday, January 23, 2009

  • Jan 23
    Race and Socio-Economic Class: Unraveling an Increasingly Complex Tapestry 9:00 AMLaw School 3037

    A conference exploring the complex interplay between race and socio-economic class and the unique challenges this interaction presents for policy makers. Participants from a wide array of legal fields will critically reflect on the ways in which racism has contributed to socio-economic disadvantage and conversely the ways in which socio-economic disadvantage has spurred on racism. In addition, participants will consider the role of the law in reinforcing these dynamics, and suggest, where appropriate, creative legal interventions that are likely to produce better future outcomes. Sponsored by Law & Contemporary Problems and the Mills Conversation Series. For more information, contact L&CP at RaceLawConference@gmail.com.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/lcp/conference

  • Jan 23
    VITA -- Tax Problem Completion 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    VITA veterans will each work with a small group of first time preparers to complete a tax problem that is reflective of many situations we encounter in the community. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 23
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 23
    Governing Faculty Meeting 1:30 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Sharon Nash at nash@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 23
    A Conversation on Church and State 3:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Dean Sam Wells of Duke Chapel will conduct a conversation with Douglas Laycock, the Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. Professor Laycock is the leading U.S. scholar on the constitutional law of religious liberty and church and state relations. This conversation will address the constitutional law of church and state from two external perspectives: the theological point of view, and the point of view of European constitutional traditions permitting established churches. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sarah Campbell at sarah.campbell@law.duke.edu.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

  • Jan 27
    Mock Trial Skills Seminars 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Join the Mock Trial Board as it hosts general skills sessions. Today's topic: opening statements and closing arguments. Open to all students, but particularly geared towards students who wish to compete in the 1L Twiggs Beskind tournament in February. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Jessica Brumley at jessica.brumley@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/student/act/mocktrial/

  • Jan 27
    Forum Town Hall 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Columbine. Virginia Tech. Northern Illinois. And 23 other school shootings in between. In light of the changing landscape in today's educational institutions, we are forced to deal with some very important decisions. Should Duke students have the right to bring guns to school? Should high school students be searched or drug tested? How far should our institutions go to prevent violence at schools and on campuses? The Duke Forum for Law & Social Change, WLSA, SALSA, and BLSA, present "Where do We Go From Here?: Student Protection vs. Student Liberties." Come share your thoughts at a student led discussion. Lunch provided.

  • Jan 27
    "Keep your Perspective" Party 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Enjoy the company of your classmates as we all keep it in perspective throughout the week for grade release and during the rest of the semester. Junk food provided. Sweatpants optional. Co-sponsored by the DBA and Office of Student Affairs.

  • Jan 27
    Nationals Moot Court Scrimmage 7:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Moot Court Board is proud to present our national team in their final scrimmage before they represent Duke at the national finals in New York. Please join the team and their panel of alumni judges for a great example of moot court and an interesting legal argument. For more information, contact Sonja Ralston Elder at smr12@duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

  • Jan 28
    Duke Law Blood Drive 10:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Sign up for a time slot at duke.givesblood.org. For more information, contact Megan Hinkle at megan.hinkle@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 28
    Lecture Series: Writing from the Reader's Perspective 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor George Gopen offers a series of lectures at the beginning of the second term on writing from the reader's perspective. Open to all law students. For more information, contact April Clark at aclark@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 28
    Duke Law Club of the Triangle Planning Meeting 1:00 PMLaw School 4044

    The Office of Alumni and Development hosts a luncheon and planning meeting of the Duke Law Club of the Triangle. For more information, contact Dawn Downing at downing@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 28
    Just Art?: The Place of Art in Rendering Justice 5:00 PMNasher Museum of Art Auditorium

    The Hon. Justice Albie Sachs, Constitutional Court of South Africa.

    Moderated by Prof. Catherine Adcock Admay, Public Policy Studies and the Duke Center for International Development.

    "To appreciate the alliance between justice and art and its relation to the fine art of persuasion,
    Justice Albie Sachs is the very best guide." Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States Supreme Court.

    Reception to follow event.

    http://jhfc.duke.edu/cosa/

  • Jan 28
    Duke-Wake Forest Watch Party 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come watch the Blue Devils take on the Demon Deacons. Pizza provided. Co-sponsored by DBA and the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Alex Leibowitz at alex.leibowitz@gmail.com.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

  • Jan 29
    Lives in the Law 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will discuss his life in the law. Tickets are no longer necessary to attend. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean.

  • Jan 29
    Conversation with Judge E. Grady Jolly - Insights into Judicial Clerkships 2:30 PMLaw School 4049

    Join Judge E. Grady Jolly (5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals) and Bo Ketner (Duke Law alumnus & former clerk to Judge Jolly) for a conversation offering a unique perspective on clerking at the federal level. The session will focus on the personal and professional relationships developed between clerks and judges, and will provide valuable insight into what clerking is like. Students interested in clerking, including those who have already accepted clerkships, are strongly urged to attend. RSVP at: http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 29
    Dean's Cup Moot Court Competition - Final Round 4:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    3L Jessica Rivera; 3L David Maxted; 2L Kristin Collins Cope; and 3L Adam Doverspike will compete in the final round of the Dean's Cup Moot Court competition. Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; E. Grady Jolly, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and Allyson K. Duncan, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and 1975 Duke Law graduate, will serve as judges. The competition will be followed by a reception with light refreshments in Star Commons.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

  • Feb 3
    Mock Trial Skills Seminars 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Mock Trial Board as it hosts general skills sessions. Today's topic: direct/cross examination. Open to all students, but particularly geared towards students who wish to compete in the 1L Twiggs Beskind tournament in February. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Jessica Brumley at jessica.brumley@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/student/act/mocktrial/

  • Feb 3
    Working with Battered Immigrants 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Brenda Rivera-Sanchez from the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence will talk about the general dynamics of domestic violence and possible remedies, as well as provide insight on her work with adult and juvenile battered immigrants. Sponsored by the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness Project, the Refugee Asylum Support Project, and the Immigration Education Project. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Chioma Ajoku at chioma.ajoku@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 3
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Sharon Nash at nash@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

  • Feb 5
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email listserv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 5
    Finding and Funding a Summer Public Interest Job 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Join the CPDC, the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office, and PILF for a program about a wide range of funding sources for summer internships in public interest or government work, domestically and internationally. Topics will include Duke's endowed funding, IOLTA, Stanback environmental internships, PILF grants, and more. Applications available at the program. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 5
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Jessica Hartzog will present her paper, "Going Global: Mandating Use of the International Financial Reporting System in the United States." All welcome. Those interested in corporate law, securities regulations, tax, accounting, or international law are especially encouraged to attend. Lunch provided. For more information or to receive a copy of the paper, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 5
    Junk Science in Criminal Trials: A Practitioner's Tale 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    George Castelle, chief public defender in Kanawha County, West Virginia will speak about his work exposing rampant fraud in the West Virginia State Police's crime lab and his efforts to free prisoners wrongfully convicted using the junk science that the crime lab produced. Additionally, he will discuss the challenges he faced freeing a demonstrably innocent man from jail. The session is open to all members of the Duke Law community. Sponsored by the Innocence Project. For more information, contact Toby Coleman at tobias.coleman@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 5
    Westlaw Student Training 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Westlaw is hosting a short, 30-minute training featuring great Westlaw tips and pizza lunch. Westlaw student representatives Kelda Brennan, Stephanie Lam, and Zach Oseland will give instructions for time-saving Westlaw features. Attending this lunch tutorial will give you 200 Westlaw Rewards Points and allow you qualify for Step 5 of the Westlaw "Steps to Success" Program. For more information, contact Stephanie Lam at stephanie.lam@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 5
    Interviewing as a Diverse Candidate 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join representatives from OUTlaw, BLSA, HLSA, and SALSA for a discussion on diversity in the legal world. All students are encouraged to attend. Panelists will discuss their experiences and give advice on succeeding as a diverse person from OCI to summer associate.
    Lunch provided. Sponsored by Sullivan and Cromwell LLP and OUTlaw. Co-sponsored by BLSA, HLSA, and SALSA.

  • Feb 5
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Sharon Nash at nash@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 5
    2009 Class Gift Ambassadors Meeting 1:00 PMLaw School 4045

    2009 Class Gift Ambassadors meeting. Lunch provided. RSVP to Anna Corliss, annual fund coordinator and co-chairs Jonathan Williams and Jessica Rivera at classgift@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 6, 2009

  • Feb 6
    Duke Law Journal Conference on Measuring Judges and Justice 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Over the last 25 years, political scientists, economists, and legal scholars have created a large body of empirical work that focused on judicial decisionmaking. Most judges are either unaware of this literature or deem it badly mistaken, but others view it as a new tool for understanding how judges judge. This conference brings together judges and those who study them to discuss challenges in the field. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams at jonathan.williams@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 6
    Hot Topics in Intellectual Property 8:00 AMLaw School 4047

    The Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society presents its eighth annual Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Symposium. The all-day event will focus on cutting-edge issues in intellectual property law, featuring speakers from the halls of Congress, the European Commission, industry, academia, and the practice of law. The issues to be discussed are ones thought to be high on the national and international agendas of the new Congress and the new Administration.
    Carl Horton, chief IP counsel for General Electric, will give the keynote speech. For more information, contact Dennis O'Connor at dennis.oconnor@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 6
    Public Interest Retreat 12:00 PMSee description

    Weekend retreat at New Hope Camp & Conference Center where attendees hear from inspiring public interest attorneys, reflect on their future as lawyers and professionals, and enjoy the community of students and alumni devoted to public service. The 2009 keynote speaker is Joe Zogby. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 6
    First Friday 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The first Friday of the month marks the return of the new Duke Law tradition. Come mix and mingle with your classmates and professors. For more information, contact Stephanie Lam at stephanie.lam@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

  • Feb 7
    Public Interest Retreat 12:00 PMSee description

    Weekend retreat at New Hope Camp & Conference Center where attendees hear from inspiring public interest attorneys, reflect on their future as lawyers and professionals, and enjoy the community of students and alumni devoted to public service. The 2009 keynote speaker is Joe Zogby. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 9, 2009

  • Feb 9
    Charity Denim 10:00 AMBryan Center

    On Feb. 9, the Duke Public Interest Law Foundation is sponsoring a Charity Denim sale at the Duke University Bryan Center (120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708) from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Designer denim jeans and trousers will be sold at heavily reduced prices. Brands may include: Seven for all Man Kind, True Religion, and iJeans. A portion of the proceeds from each pair of jeans sold will fund public interest law fellowships for Duke Law students. Come early, buy often, and make a difference by looking good! For more information, contact Stephanie Lam at stephanie.lam@duke.edu.

  • Feb 9
    Summer Institutes Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Informational meeting for first-year JD/LLMs and others interested in attending either the Duke-Geneva Institute or the Asia-America Institute from June 28-July 28, 2009. Students who attended last summer's program will be in attendance to answer questions. For more information, contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

  • Feb 12
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email listserv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 12
    Freedom to Marry Week Speaker 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Mandy Carter, a Durham-based LGBT activist, will speak about the state of the marriage equality movement. Cake will be served. For more information, contact Stephen Scriber at stephen.scriber@duke.edu.

  • Feb 12
    Exchange Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Informational meeting to discuss semester abroad exchange programs. Students who participated in an exchange program during Fall 2008 will be in attendance to talk about their experiences and answer questions. For more information, contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 12
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Virginia Franks to present her paper, "When Bells Stop Ringing: the Religion Clauses and State Statutory Approaches to Church Property Disputes." Lunch served. For more information or to receive a copy of the paper, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

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

    For more information, contact Sharon Nash at nash@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 12
    Women Judges' Forum: A Reception and Conversation with North Carolina Women Judges 4:30 PMSee description

    All students are invited to meet some of North Carolina's Women Judges from the N.C. Supreme Court, the N.C. Court of Appeals, and the trial bench. Following a 4:30 p.m. reception, join us for a 5:00 p.m. conversation with the judges about their path to the bench and relevant issues for today's law students and lawyers. Co-sponsored by WLSA, CPDC, and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Held in the Burdman Lounge (Room 3000). For more information, contact Chaula Mehta at chaula.mehta@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 13, 2009

  • Feb 13
    Moving Education Forward: Perspectives and Innovations in Education Law and Policy 8:30 AMLaw School 3041

    Symposium to discuss ways to reduce educational inequality in primary and secondary education, as well as potential for innovations in legal education. Sponsored by the Duke Forum for Law & Social Change. For more information, contact Monique McNellie at monique.mcnellie@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 13
    Open Doors: Careers in Education 11:20 AMLaw School 3171

    In conjunction with the Duke Forum For Law & Social Change conference, join Kristi Bowman '01, former attorney at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and associate professor of law at Michigan State University; Alan Dickinson '01, Duke Law's director of JD advising and former in-house counsel to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools; Ann Majestic '82, partner at Tharrington Smith, LLP; and Lewis Pitts, senior managing attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina's advocates for children's services division to learn more about the exciting and varied careers that await you in this oft forgotten specialty. Food served. RSVP to careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 13
    Doing Business in Latin America 12:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Conference organized by the Latin American Business Law Association and the Latin American Student Association to provide a forum for experienced executives, prominent attorneys, politicians, and economists to reveal their success stories and business challenges. The focus will be to provide the audience with a general overview of the business, legal environment, and trends in the region. For more information, view the web site at http://mbaa.fuqua.duke.edu/lasa/index_archivos/Symposium2009.htm or contact Alvaro Carrau at aec23@duke.edu.

    http://mbaa.fuqua.duke.edu/lasa/index_archivos/Symposium2009.htm

  • Feb 13
    2009 Class Gift Ambassadors Meeting 1:00 PMLaw School 4044

    2009 Class Gift Ambassadors meeting. Brown bag lunch. RSVP to Anna Corliss, annual fund coordinator and co-chairs Jonathan Williams and Jessica Rivera at classgift@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

  • Feb 16
    DJCIL 2009-2010 EIC Election 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    For more information, contact Jessica Hartzog at jessica.hartzog@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 16
    U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy 12:15 PMLaw School 4049

    A discussion about U.S. counterterrorism with David Schanzer, visiting associate professor of the practice for public policy studies and director of the Triangle Center of Terrorism and Homeland Security. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the National Security Law Society. For more information, contact Tania Faransso at tania.faransso@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 16
    Navigating the Ins and Outs of Law Firm Culture 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Edward Sadtler, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis in New York; Jason Belk, a former associate at three large law firms; and Phil Zackler, 3L and summer associate veteran, discuss what summer and first-year associates need to know about law firm culture and how they can navigate it successfully. Lunch served. Hosted by OUTlaw; sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

  • Feb 18
    How to Publish Your Paper: An Introductory Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Thinking about publishing your seminar paper or your independent study? Trying to decide which journals to submit to? Unsure about how to revise your draft to get it ready for publication? Then join us for our student publications session. This is a great opportunity for anyone hoping to submit during the spring cycle of journal submissions. Hosted by the Student Paper Series. For more information, please contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu

  • Feb 18
    All I Ever Need To Know, I Learned in LARW 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Aleksandra Kopec and Jonathan Zonis, attorneys with the New York office of Clifford Chance and Duke Law alumni, will talk with 1Ls about their firm, law practice, and legal research and writing in the real world. All 1Ls are invited and encouraged to attend. Lunch provided by Clifford Chance. For more information, contact April Clark at aclark@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 18
    Dinner and Talk with Foley & Lardner Diversity Panel 5:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the Foley & Lardner Diversity Panel as they discuss how you can focus on your unique and diverse backgrounds to land that perfect summer internship. Dinner and drinks provided. Sponsored by SALSA and ALSA. For more information, contact Charles Yeh at charles.yeh@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 18
    Duke Law Innocence Project Case Review Sessions 6:00 PMLaw School 4172

    DLIP volunteers update the faculty advisors, executive officers, and the N.C. Center on Actual Innocence about the progress of their cases. For more information, contact Eric Eisenberg at ewe3@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 18
    The Duke Project: Piecing Together Solutions to the Global Financial Crisis 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    "Defaulting on the American Dream: It's Broke, Let's Fix It." One in a series of lectures. Panelists include Judge A. Thomas Small, Professor Connel Fullenkamp, Myungjin Koo LLM '09, Eddy V. Leal III '10, and Philip A. Taylor '10.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

  • Feb 19
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email listserv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 19
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Emily Johnson will present her paper, "The Fiduciary Duty in Mutual Fund Excessive Fee Cases: Ripe for Reexamination." Lunch served. For more information or to receive a copy of the paper, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 19
    Samosas and Mimosas with Arti Rai: Improving Access to Lifesaving Drugs in the Developing World 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Join us for an intimate discussion with Professor Arti Rai over great food and drink. Rai is an authority in patent law, administrative law, law and the biopharmaceutical industry, and health care regulation. She will draw on her expertise to discuss avenues for expanding access to life-saving drugs in the developing world. For more information, contact Jason Rathod at jason.rathod@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 19
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Sharon Nash at nash@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 19
    Peter Emerson - The de Borda Institute 1:00 PMLaw School 4045

    Peter Emerson is the director of The de Borda Institute (http://www.deborda.org/), a Northern Ireland-based NGO, which aims to promote the use of inclusive voting procedures on all contentious questions of social choice. Emerson is a very prominent proponent of the Borda electoral system, a preferential system he has advocated for societies such as Bosnia. He will be available to meet with interested faculty on February 19. Please RSVP for the luncheon meeting and let us know if you would like a private meeting as well. Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 19
    Twiggs-Beskind Mock Trial Competition - Final Round 3:00 PMLaw School 4049

    The Championship of the Twiggs-Beskind 1L Mock Trial Competition will be presided over by Federal District Court Judge Curtis Collier. The two teams competing for the prestigious Twiggs-Beskind Cup are Christopher Battles, Rocio Perez, Nicholas Lenning, Benjamin Baucom and their opponents, Proud Usahacharoenporn, Shama Barday, Natasha Alladina, and Rebecca Marcucci. Spectators are encouraged to attend. Reception to follow. For more information, contact Chris Suedekum at chris.suedekum@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 19
    Braxton Craven Inn of Court February Meeting 6:00 PMLaw School 4055

    The Braxton Craven Inn of Court invites Duke Law alumni to join them for a one hour CLE session. Parking is available in lot adjacent to school. Press button for access. For more information, contact Susan McLean at mclean@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 19
    Duke Law Innocence Project Case Review Sessions 6:00 PMLaw School 4172

    DLIP volunteers update the faculty advisors, executive officers, and the N.C. Center on Actual Innocence about the progress of their cases. For more information, contact Eric Eisenberg at ewe3@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 20, 2009

  • Feb 20
    Emerging Issues in International Trade and Arbitration 10:00 AMLaw School 4045

    Foreign-controlled companies accounted for almost one-seventh of total manufacturing employment in North Carolina in 2006. The seminar will expose to the students and practitioners inter-relation between trade and arbitration and address the new challenges in this area. An event for students and practitioners alike. Speakers include: Judge Sid Eagles, former N.C. Court of Appeals judge; Santiago Gonzalez Luna, Universidad Panamericana (Mexico); Andrea Carska-Sheppard, DLA Piper, Prague; Chris Ryan, Shearman & Sterling LLP, lecturer in the law, George Washington University Law School; Frank Laney, circuit mediator, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. For more information, contact Toby Coleman at tobias.coleman@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 20
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

  • Feb 21
    13th Annual PILF Auction & Gala 7:30 PMNasher Museum of Art

    Silent auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Live auction begins at 9:30 p.m. Attire is semi-formal. Ticket prices: Students: $13 in advance; $15 at the door; Nonstudents: $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Questions regarding the auction or auction donations should be directed to PILFAuction@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 23, 2009

  • Feb 23
    The Exxon Valdez Case and the Future of Punitive Damages 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Jeffrey Fisher, associate professor at Stanford Law School and co-director of its Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, will talk about his work on Exxon v. Baker, a case that grew out of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent opinion for punitive damages law. Fisher will discuss some of the challenges of litigating a case concerning an event that occurred almost 20 years ago and 4,000 miles away against the world's most profitable corporation. Fisher represented the class of more than 32,000 victims of the spill, including commercial fishermen, private landowners, and Alaska Natives before the Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; Duke Law Professor Walter Dellinger represented Exxon. Sponsored by the Alaska Law Review, Program in Public Law, Environmental Law Society, Business Law Society, and DBA.

  • Feb 23
    NSA Wiretapping, State Secrets, and the First Amendment: ACS Moot Court 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    1Ls James Pearce and Qais Ghafary will argue the case of United States v. Society for Justice in the Middle East, before Professors Scott Silliman and H. Jefferson Powell. The case asks whether the State Secrets doctrine bars the lawsuit and if the National Security Administration's wiretapping program violates the First Amendment. For more information, contact Christopher Leach at christopher.leach@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 23
    From Law School to Lawyer II: Navigating the Job Search 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Kirkland & Ellis attorneys will discuss maximizing your 1L summer experience, successfully managing 2L on-campus interviews and callbacks, and more. Lunch provided. Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis and WLSA. For more information, contact Chaula Mehta at chaula.mehta@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

  • Feb 24
    The Constitutionality of Federal Detention of Sexually Dangerous Persons: A Fourth Circuit Case 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The attorneys representing individuals detained under a federal law as sexually dangerous persons will discuss the case in which the Fourth Circuit invalidated as unconstitutional the relevant federal statute. Professor Jeff Powell will provide counterarguments and commentary. Lunch provided. For more information, contact James Pearce at james.pearce@duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    JD/LLM Academic Advising Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Rising second- and third-year students are invited to attend a session with Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Anne Sherman and Professor Jonathan Wiener to discuss the academic requirements they must fulfill in order to earn the JD/LLM degree in International and Comparative Law. Lunch provided. For more information, contact sherman@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    Rising to the Top: Effective Communication Skills for Lawyers 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Professionals must have effective communication skills that accomplish their objectives with the right tone. These skills are necessary whether the communication is verbal, written, or electronic. Join the CPDC for a lunch program and learn more about how to communicate effectively in your summer or permanent job. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

  • Feb 25
    Special Meeting of the Global Law Workshop 12:00 PMLaw School 4055

    Peter Gourevitch, professor of political science at University of California, San Diego, and the founding dean of the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, to present "Monitoring the Monitors: Evaluating Performance of NGOs' Measurement of Ethical Standards, Transnational and Domestic." NGOs seeking to do good need at times to prove their virtue: their good intentions may not suffice to assure donors or buyers. Until recently NGOs got something of a "free pass," but increasingly they are expected to show the transparency and accountability they demand of others. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 25
    Top 10 Tips for LLMs to Prepare for the Bar Exam 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join three LLM students who successfully took and passed the New York Bar last year for their top 10 tips on preparing for the Bar exam. They will answer questions such as: 1) Which commercial review course should I take? 2) Should I study the course locally? 3) How should I pace my study? 4) Which hotel should I book and when should I book it? Sponsored by the Office of International Studies.

  • Feb 25
    Honor Series: Honor Code Discussion 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join panelists John Spencer, Stella Boswell, and Jason Belk for a discussion of Duke Law's honor code and how it relates to your career search, academic work, and life as a law student. For more information, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 25
    The Duke Project- Castles Made of Sand: The Ownership Society and the Global Financial Crisis 6:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Lauren Randle '09, Trevor Messenger '09, Michael Dowling '10, Virginia Franks '10, and Francisco Prat LLM '09 will be joined on a panel by Professor Michael Munger, chair of the Political Science Department at Duke, and Deborah Goldstein, executive vice president of the Center for Responsible Lending. Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will follow.

  • Feb 25
    2009 Class Gift Kick-Off Party 8:30 PMSee description

    This 3L/LLM event marks the beginning of the gift campaign this year. Join the class gift committee at Satisfaction to watch the basketball game, enjoy free pizza and beer, and support the 2009 Class Gift. Options for your gift include the annual fund, clinics, LLM scholarship, and LRAP. For more information, contact Anna Corliss at corliss@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

  • Feb 26
    Skadden Fellowship Presentation 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    The prestigious Skadden Fellowship Foundation has been called "a legal Peace Corps." The Foundation provides the financial means for graduating law students (and judicial clerks) who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the under represented to launch their careers in a two-year fellowship. Please join the director of the Skadden Foundation, Susan Butler Plum, for a discussion about the type of work Skadden fellows choose do, how to successfully apply for the fellowship, and to discuss public service careers generally. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. RSVP at
    http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 26
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email listserv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 26
    Black History Month Speaker Series: Civic Engagement After Obama's Election 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Vanita Banks, in-house counsel for Allstate and immediate past president of the National Bar Association, will discuss the possibilities of civic engagement during the Obama Administration. This event is being held in celebration of Black History Month. All are welcome. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Veronica Allen at veronica.allen@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 26
    Law and Social Science Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Professor Steven Schwarcz to present. Lunch provided to those who RSVP to Lisa Musty at musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 26
    What Do Health Law Attorneys Actually Do? 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Tony Brett '79 is a practicing attorney at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC with almost 30 years of experience. He specializes in hospital and healthcare law, and will be talking about various practice areas and careers within health law. All are welcome. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Gerald Chen at ggc@duke.edu.

  • Feb 26
    The Patent Bar Exam Informational Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    John M. White has been preparing applicants for the Patent Bar Exam since 1988 and is the director of patent professional development at PLI. White is a principle lecturer and course designer in the Patent Bar Review course and is a former patent examiner and special assistant to the commissioner of patents and trademarks. He serves as of counsel for Berenato White & Stavish, an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School, and Concord Law School. White received his BS in civil engineering from Virginia Tech and his JD from George Washington University School of Law.

  • Feb 26
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Lee Davis will present his paper "The East is Green?: The Chinese Renewable Energy Law." Lunch served. For more information or to receive a copy of the paper, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 26
    Blueprint for Professional Success and Employer Expo for 1Ls 5:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Even as you consider options for the 1L summer, it is time to think ahead to your 2L summer. Join Dean Levi, the Career Center, and 17 organizations from around the country (and abroad), to get concrete tips on identifying and securing the 2L job of your choice. During the Employer Expo & Reception, you can also forge personal relationships with professionals to get a head-start on interviewing and outreach this summer. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. RSVP to careercenter@law.duke.edu.

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

Friday, February 27, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

  • Feb 28
    1L Scavenger Hunt and Class Party 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come out and enjoy a day dedicated to Durham and the 1L class by participating in the 1L Class Scavenger Hunt and Party. Teams will meet in the Star Commons at 4 p.m. to grab directions and begin a crazy afternoon in Durham. The list is Tom Metzloff approved! Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place teams. Reception in the Star Commons at 6:30 p.m. Even if you did not participate in the Scavenger Hunt, come out and enjoy music and bonding with fellow classmates. Food and drinks provided. For more information, contact Duke1Ls@yahoo.com.

  • Feb 28
    Salsa to Save 8:00 PMDoris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

    Salsa to Save will be a fun evening including salsa lessons and a performance by Sabrosura (Duke's official Latin dance troupe), a DJ and 2+ hours of dancing, refreshments, and a presentation about International Justice Mission (www.ijm.org) regarding its fight against child sex trafficking in Southeast Asia. The event is free and open to all within the Duke community, so you are welcome to bring guests and significant others. Sponsored by CLS, HLSA, RASP, and SALSA, as well as Duke-IJM and other university entities. For more information, contact Jonathan Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 2, 2009

  • Mar 2
    Haider Ala Hamoudi presents "The Death of Islamic Law" 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Islamic legal theory, unlike Islamic economics, is largely assumed to be intact and flourishing. Conventional thought is that the vast body of rules and norms derived from Muslim foundational text may provide a basis for legal organization that is effective, albeit normatively unappealing to some. Haider Ala Hamoudi, professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, argues however that the dominant Islamic legal and political theory is incoherent and impossible in application. This is not to suggest that Islamic law is without effect, only that it operates either in zones of social order left unregulated by the state or in adjusting or replacing otherwise secular rules in discrete and limited areas. As a self contained, comprehensive means of legal organization, Islamic law is, Hamoudi posits, dead. Co-sponsored by Center for International & Comparative Law and Duke Islamic Studies Center. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

  • Mar 3
    Pre-Graduation Fair 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    The Pre-Graduation Fair provides 3L's and LLM'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, Registrar, Public Interest & Pro Bono, the Career and Professional Development Center, Alumni & Development, and University Stores will attend.

  • Mar 3
    Clerkship Student Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Hear Duke 3Ls discuss their experiences in obtaining judicial clerkships, and offer advice for acquiring one. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. RSVP to: http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    The Right to Die: The Supreme Court and the Meaning of Life 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Legal scholar and philosopher John Hasnas will present his recent scholarship on the Supreme Court's recognition of a fundamental right to die. Deciding when a compelling state interest in the preservation of life can override the right to die requires the Court to consider the value of life. Hasnas will argue that the logic of constitutional rights itself suggests how the law must define the meaning of "life." Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. Bagel lunch provided. For more information, contact Ryan Stoa at ryan.stoa@duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Town Hall Meeting: DBA Elections 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    All students are invited to hear the DBA executive board candidates deliver their statements. Elections take place on Wednesday, Mar. 4. For more information, contact Jillian Harrison at Jillian.Harrison@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Are Property Rights Opposed to Environmental Protection? 6:00 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Law Federalist Society welcomes Roger Pilon, B. Kenneth Simon Chair in Constitutional Studies and director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at the CATO Institute. Drinks provided by the DBA. For more information, contact Zachary King at zachary.king@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

  • Mar 4
    DBA Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    For more information, contact Jonathan Skinner at jonathan.skinner@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 4
    BLSA D.C. Roadshow 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    An annual BLSA event where lawyers from D.C. come to talk about their experiences at firms and the overall legal market. More details to follow. For more information, contact Taren Greenidge at tarengreenidge@yahoo.com.

  • Mar 4
    Religion and the Constitution 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Federalist Society is pleased to welcome David Barton of Wallbuilders to discuss the role that religion played in the founding era. Barton is a historian who specializes in the religious foundations of the Constitution. For more information, contact Emily Brown at emily.brown@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 4
    Moot Court Board Oral Advocacy Training Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Moot Court Board provides oral advocacy training sessions to prepare all 1L students for the oral argumentation portion of their LRAW 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. **Please note: LARW professors are requiring ALL 1Ls to attend one of the two training sessions.** Lunch provided. For more information, contact LaToya Edwards at latoya.edwards@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 4
    Open Doors: Careers in Health Law 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Join Dr. Lawrence Gostin '74, Georgetown Law professor of global health law and director of the O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law, as he talks about his noted career and scholarship. For more information, contact Camesha McAllister Jones at mcallister@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 4
    The Duke Project 6:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Amelia Ashton '10, Mike Kaplan '09, Luke Ortner '10, Andrew Scriven '09, Professor Deborah DeMott, Visiting Professor Lawrence Baxter, and Associate Professor Rick Larrick from The Fuqua School of Business to present in a series of panels organized by Professor Bill Brown's Legal, Accounting & Business Responses to the Subprime Crisis class. Topic and panelists change weekly.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

  • Mar 5
    LLM Job Search Workshop - After the Job Fair 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    The LLM Job Fair is only one of the several methods LLMs have used to obtain jobs. Pursuing opportunities in the U.S. as an LLM can be very different from looking as JD candidates. To help LLM students with their job search, the Career & Professional Development Center is offering a workshop where we will discuss timing and strategies and introduce various research tools and resources. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 5
    3Ls: What Can You Do Besides Wait? Ways To Keep Control Of Your Future In Uncertain Economic Times 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    With news of legal employers reassessing their personnel needs now being a daily occurrence, join the CPDC staff at lunch to discuss: (a) steps you can take now to maintain positive relationships with your future employer; (b) things to consider if faced with the option to delay your start date; and (c) key questions everyone should be prepared to be ask their future employers in these uncertain times. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 5
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Daniel Mandell will present his paper, "Boumediene's Unanswered Question: Which Constitutional Due Process Rights do the Guantánamo Detainees have?" Lunch provided. For more information or to receive a copy of the paper, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 5
    Moot Court Board Oral Advocacy Training Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Moot Court Board provides oral advocacy training sessions to prepare all 1L students for the oral argumentation portion of their LRAW 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. **Please note: LARW professors are requiring ALL 1Ls to attend one of the two training sessions.** Lunch provided. For more information, contact LaToya Edwards at latoya.edwards@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 6, 2009

  • Mar 6
    Careers in Immigration and Human Rights 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    In conjunction with SALSA and the Open Doors Speaker Series, Jayesh Rathod, practitioner in residence with the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University Washington College of Law will speak. For more information, contact Sandeep Vaheesan at sandeep.vaheesan@law.duke.edu or Camesha McAllister Jones at mcallister@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 6
    First Friday 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The first Friday of the month marks the return of the new Duke Law tradition. Come mix and mingle with your classmates and professors. For more information, contact Stephanie Lam at stephanie.lam@duke.edu.

Monday, March 9, 2009

  • Mar 9
    Southern Justice Spring Break Trip All DaySee description

    Duke Law students work at organizations throughout the southern U.S., such as in New Orleans and coastal Mississippi doing hurricane-relief work; at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta; in Appalachian Kentucky doing legal aid and mine safety work; and at the Mississippi Center for Justice in Jackson, Miss. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

  • Mar 10
    Southern Justice Spring Break Trip All DaySee description

    Duke Law students work at organizations throughout the southern U.S., such as in New Orleans and coastal Mississippi doing hurricane-relief work; at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta; in Appalachian Kentucky doing legal aid and mine safety work; and at the Mississippi Center for Justice in Jackson, Miss. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

  • Mar 11
    Southern Justice Spring Break Trip All DaySee description

    Duke Law students work at organizations throughout the southern U.S., such as in New Orleans and coastal Mississippi doing hurricane-relief work; at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta; in Appalachian Kentucky doing legal aid and mine safety work; and at the Mississippi Center for Justice in Jackson, Miss. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

  • Mar 12
    Southern Justice Spring Break Trip All DaySee description

    Duke Law students work at organizations throughout the southern U.S., such as in New Orleans and coastal Mississippi doing hurricane-relief work; at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta; in Appalachian Kentucky doing legal aid and mine safety work; and at the Mississippi Center for Justice in Jackson, Miss. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 12
    Federal Judicial Center Conference 8:00 AMNone

    Details to follow.

Friday, March 13, 2009

  • Mar 13
    Southern Justice Spring Break Trip All DaySee description

    Duke Law students work at organizations throughout the southern U.S., such as in New Orleans and coastal Mississippi doing hurricane-relief work; at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta; in Appalachian Kentucky doing legal aid and mine safety work; and at the Mississippi Center for Justice in Jackson, Miss. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 13
    Federal Judicial Center Conference 12:00 PMNone

    Details to follow.

Monday, March 16, 2009

  • Mar 16
    Nuts and Bolts of Judicial Clerkships 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Now that you know you want to clerk, join us in learning the details of the judicial clerkship application process. We will also discuss things you can do now to put yourself in the best position to get a clerkship. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. RSVP to http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 16
    Global Law Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Leonard Rotman, University of Windsor, Canada, faculty of law, to present "The End of History of Corporate Law or History Repeating? A Comparative Perspective." In it, Rotman challenges earlier claims made about Canadian corporate law, proclaiming the triumph of the shareholder wealth maximization school over competing communitarian, "progressive" theories of corporation. He also argues that the state of affairs in Canada is not as different from American corporate law as previously suggested by others. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information or to receive a copy of the paper, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

  • Mar 17
    Free massages in Blue Lounge 11:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Get a stress relief massage on the day appellate briefs are due. Sign-up starting Monday, Mar. 16 in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 2007. Sponsored by OSA.

  • Mar 17
    Class of 2009 Photo 12:15 PMSee description

    Photo of all JD and LLMs of the Class of 2009. Please wear a dark suit for the shoot. Location: Front Lawn. For more information, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

  • Mar 18
    Finance & Law Lunch 12:00 PMNone

    Duke Law School and Fuqua School of Business faculty meet.

  • Mar 18
    Innocence Project Casefile: Kalvin Michael Smith 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Join Professors Jim Coleman and Theresa Newman as they discuss what it's like to be on the front lines in a case for innocence. Professors Coleman and Newman will discuss the case of Kalvin Michael Smith, a Winston-Salem man falsely convicted of brutally beating a pregnant woman. Theirs is a marathon tale of unpeeling the facts in a case to find the truth hidden beneath. For more information, contact Toby Coleman at tobias.coleman@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 18
    Northwestern University School of Law Tax Program 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Tax issues influence all business decisions in the real world. Even those who expect to practice as corporate, real estate, commercial, or bankruptcy lawyers, will find that federal, state, and local tax issues constantly face their clients. And as businesses expand their operations to foreign markets, international tax issues are increasingly important. Northwestern's Tax Program offers expertise in all aspects of taxation through the LLM in Taxation and JD/LLM in Taxation Joint Degree programs. Philip Postlewaite, director of the tax program, will describe the curriculum and degree requirements and answer any questions that you might have. Lunch provided.

  • Mar 18
    The Duke Project- Bailout Fallout 6:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Yen-Chia Chen LLM '09, Jess Cheney '10, Aaron Harmon '09, Ryan Martin '09, Professor John Coleman from The Fuqua School of Business, Professor Larry Ribstein from the University of Illinois College of Law, and Professor Edward Tower from Duke University to present in a series of panels organized by Professor Bill Brown's Legal, Accounting & Business Responses to the Subprime Crisis class. Topic and panelists change weekly.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

  • Mar 19
    Interdisciplinary Faculty Talks 12:10 PMLaw School 4045

    For more information, contact Lisa Musty at musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 19
    Interviewing as a 2L 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Upper class panelists will discuss various job searching techniques that helped them land their 2L jobs and that you can utilize this summer for fall interviewing and beyond. Director of Recruiting Camesha Jones will review important policies for Fall OCI and demonstrate the fall bidding process via Symplicity. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 19
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email listserv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 19
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Jonathan Williams will present "Cleaning out the Networks: North Carolina's New Ban on Sex Offender Access to Certain Online Social Networking Sites," and David Chiang will present "The Means of Continuing Politics: Reconsidering the Original Understanding of War Powers." Lunch provided. For more information or to receive the papers, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 19
    Above the Law and Your Fellow Summer Associates 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    David Lat, founding editor of Above the Law and Chris Lafferty, of Practical Law Company and formerly Allan & Overy, will discuss what summer associates can do to rise above your fellow associates and get the offer, as well as horror stories of associates who weren't so lucky. Learn tips and pitfalls involved with firm social events and work assignments. Lunch served. Hosted by OUTlaw, sponsored by the Practical Law Company and Skadden. For more information, email outlaw@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 19
    A Tolerable Anarchy: Professor Jed Purdy 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Duke Law Professor Jedediah Purdy will discuss and sign copies of his new book, "A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom," which explores the meaning of American freedom and suggests that "freedom is not just where you end up, but how you get there." Purdy is the author of two acclaimed books (For Common Things and Being America), a fellow at the New America Foundation, an affiliated scholar at the Center for American Progress, and a contributing editor at The American Prospect. This event is sponsored by the Regulator Bookshop; a light reception will follow.

    http://www.regulatorbookshop.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp?s=storeevents&eventId=405760

  • Mar 19
    Spring Fling 10:00 PMSee description

    Everyone is invited to OUTlaw's third annual Spring Fling, a celebration of diversity with dancing, drinks, and fun. Come to Club 9 (746 Ninth St) in time for the open bar (from 10 to 11 p.m. or later) and free sodas all night for designated drivers. Dress to impress! Open bar sponsored by Practical Law Company and additional sponsorship by Simpson Thatcher. For more information, contact outlaw@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 20, 2009

  • Mar 20
    Admitted Students Weekend All DayLaw School 3041

    For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.

  • Mar 20
    2009 Duke Law Journal Administrative Law Symposium 9:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Former Attorney General John Ashcroft and Judge Edwards of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit join academic experts in administrative law to discuss the characteristics and accomplishments of the administrative state under the Bush administration and the direction it should and/or will take under the Obama administration. RSVP at: http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... For more information, contact Katherine Record at katherine.record@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 20
    Summer Fellowship Applications Due 12:00 PMSee description

    Applications due at noon in the Career and Professional Development Center (Suite 2015) for summer public interest fellowships including Burdman, Steckley-Weitzel, Carroll-Simon, IOLTA, and International Fellowships. Applications are available at: http://www.law.duke.edu/career/pdf/app_for_iolta.pdf For more information, contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 20
    Mr. Chung Dong-young, Presidential Candidate of the Korean United New Democratic Party 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Chung Dong-young to speak about "The 'Fourth Wave' of Change on the Korean Peninsula and the Role of the Gaeseong Industrial Park." Chung was a presidential candidate of the ruling United New Democratic Party in the 17th Korean presidential election in December of 2007 and was defeated by Lee Myung-bak of the opposition Grand National Party. Chung was the South Korean Minister of Unification from April 2004 until December 2005. He was twice chairman of the Uri Party (now the United New Democratic Party), a party which he co-founded, and also was elected to the National Assembly for two consecutive terms. Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 20
    Duke Law Talent Review 10:00 PMSee description

    Join in the fun as professors and students showcase their talents for admitted students. Live music, stand-up, and dance performances will be featured. Don't forget to channel your inner star with the open karaoke mic! To be held at George's Garage, 737 9th St., Durham. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door. Sponsored by DBA and the Admissions Office. Proceeds benefit PILF. For more information, contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

  • Mar 21
    Admitted Students Weekend All DayLaw School 3041

    For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.

  • Mar 21
    NO LAW! Conference 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Duke's Center for the Study of the Public Domain presents a conference to honor the recent publication by David Lange and H. Jefferson Powell of "No Law: Intellectual Property in the Image of an Absolute First Amendment." Commentary by Professors Keith Aoki, James Boyle, Garrett Epps, Neil Netanel, Jerome Reichman, and Neil Siegel. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/conferences/nolaw

Sunday, March 22, 2009

  • Mar 22
    LLM Picnic and Barbecue 11:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    The LLM Class of 2009 is hosting a picnic and barbecue for all Duke Law students and their families. Please stop by to grab a bite to eat, meet people, and hang out with friends. You are encouraged to bring dishes from home to share with others. To be held on the Star Commons patio. Rain location is Star Commons. Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, contact Yen-Chia Chen at yen-chia.chen@duke.edu.

Monday, March 23, 2009

  • Mar 23
    The Future of Federal Faith-Based Initiatives 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Missouri Law School Professor Carl Esbeck and Chris Anders, ACLU senior legislative counsel, will discuss the history and constitutionality of the federal faith-based initiative office, as well as the various particular issues raised by the implementation of its programs, including whether religious organizations who receive federal funds can discriminate in their hiring on a religious basis. Begun by President Bush, President Obama has vowed to continue the initiative, albeit with certain changes. What may those changes mean for federal faith-based initiatives, constitutionally and practically? Sponsored by the Duke Law Christian Legal Society, The Federalist Society, Duke Law Democrats, Duke ACLU, and the Program in Public Law. Lunch provided. For more information, please contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    Privacy Matters: Forensics, Pharmaceuticals, and 'Who's Your Daddy?' - Race and Public DNA 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Karla Holloway, a professor of English, Women's Studies, African & African American Studies, and Law will present work from her current manuscript-in-progress titled "Private Bodies/Public Texts: Locating (a) Narrative Bioethics." Dr. Holloway's work stands at the intersection of law, bioethics, and sociology. She is also the founding co-director of Duke University's John Hope Franklin Center. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, contact Kristen Wolff at kristen.wolff@duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    Research Refreshers 2009 12:15 PMSee description

    Topic: "You Want Me to Research What?!?": Getting Background & Keeping Current. Taught by Jennifer L. Behrens. To be held in the Fite Training Room on level two of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    Duke Forum for Law and Social Change Info Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    All rising 2Ls and 3Ls interested in joining the Duke Forum for Law and Social Change next year are welcome to come meet the executive board, find out what we're all about, and what we are looking for during the casenote competition. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Jillian Harrison at jillian.harrison@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    Global Law Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Richard M. Buxbaum, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law/Boalt Hall, to present "Will There Be a European Delaware? Comparative Constitutional Law and Corporate Mobility." Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

  • Mar 24
    DJCIL Joint Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    For more information contact Jessica Hartzog at jessica.hartzog@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 24
    Research Refreshers 2009 12:15 PMSee description

    Topic: Statutes & Legislative History. Taught by Molly Brownfield. To be held in the Fite Training Room on level two of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 24
    Course Selection Advising Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Students are invited to attend a panel presentation about selecting courses for fall semester. Anne Sherman, assistant dean for academic advising, John Spencer, Law School registrar, and a panel of second- and third-year students will share advice about degree requirements, the registration process, and course planning. This event is targeted toward rising second-year students, but rising third-year students are also welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information contact Anne Sherman at sherman@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 24
    Why We Cheat - A Little 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University. His book, the bestselling Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, unmasks the subtle but powerful tricks our minds play on us to support irrational decision-making. In this talk at the Law School, Ariely will share thoughts on law, behavior, and self-respect. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Kim Lott at lott@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 24
    "A Devil's Bargain:" War Crimes Accountability and the War on Terror 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    What is the relationship between war crimes and the war on terror? How far can governments go in implementing anti-terrorism policies before they run afoul of international war crimes? When governments go too far, who is to be held accountable, and by whom? Join Professors David Glazier, Madeline Morris, and John Dugard for a discussion of these and other other issues raised by the tension between human rights, the laws of war, and the war on terror. Lunch served. For more information, contact Matt Smith at mas1218@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

  • Mar 25
    Research Refreshers 2009 12:15 PMSee description

    Topic: Cases & Court Documents. Taught by Lauren M. Collins. To be held in the Fite Training Room on level two of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Journal Panel & Casenote Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Come hear about Duke Law's journals and the upcoming casenote program, the journal-application process for 1Ls. Details of the casenote program will be explained, and representatives from each journal will answer questions. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Amelia Ashton at amelia.ashton@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Living with Purpose: The North Carolina Lawyer's Assistance Program 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Hear a presentation from Tawanda Garner, the LAP coordinator for the Piedmont Region of North Carolina and attorney Ben Brown, Jr., a volunteer with the program, as they talk about resources for attorneys dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Have We Nationalized Our Banking System? 4:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The U.S. Treasury is injecting billions of dollars into the nation's banks and new restrictions are being imposed on banks receiving help. Many experts and politicians now argue that nothing short of formal nationalization will resolve the financial crisis. What does this mean for U.S. banks, consumers, the role of regulators, and free enterprise? Join a panel discussion on the future of the American banking system. Panelists include Robert K. Steel, member of the board, Wells Fargo, and former president, CEO of Wachovia Corp.; Edward Greene, partner, Cleary Gottlieb and former investments general counsel, Citigroup; Craig Burnside, Duke Professor of Economics; James Cox, Duke Professor of Law; Steven Schwarcz, Duke Professor of Law and Business; Bill Brown, Duke Visiting Professor of the Practice; and moderator Lawrence Baxter, Duke Visiting Professor of the Practice. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the Duke Program in Public Law.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

  • Mar 26
    Regulating Climate: What Role for the Clean Air Act? 8:30 AMDoris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

    The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, the Duke Law School, and the Harvard Law School cordially invite you to attend a one day conference examining climate change policy and the Clean Air Act.

    This conference will focus on what role the Clean Air Act should play in both short and medium-term strategies to reduce greenhouse gases. This topic carries particular relevance in light of EPA's recent announcements that it will consider not only whether an endangerment finding for carbon dioxide is appropriate, but also whether to grant California's waiver request to impose its own limits on vehicle CO2 emissions, opening the door for other states to adopt the same standards.

    Please join us for a practical discussion with a select group of the nation's leading air and climate experts.

  • Mar 26
    Journals Fair 12:00 PMLaw School Alumnae Courtyard

    Members of all nine journals will be available to answer questions and describe their experiences on a journal. Learn more about what journals are all about, and which one is right for you. Ben & Jerry's will be served. For more information, contact Katherine Record at katherine.record@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email listserv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    DBA Town Hall Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    DBA is holding a town hall style meeting to address concerns raised by students regarding Stephanie Lam's eligibility as president. This will be an open meeting for all students and is intended to provide an opportunity for students to voice their concerns directly to the entire DBA Board. We encourage students to come to the meeting, if you are unable to attend email garth.spencer@duke.edu a written statement expressing your concerns to be read at the meeting. Please keep such statements relatively brief; all statements will be attributed to their authors. As we are aware people may have other events to attend at this time, feel free to attend for any part of the meeting you are able to. Any questions about the meeting may be directed to garth.spencer@duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    Research Refreshers 2009 12:15 PMSee description

    Topic: Regulations & Administrative Law Materials. Taught by Amy M. Taylor. To be held in the Fite Training Room on level two of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    Open Doors: Careers in International Criminal, Human Rights & Humanitarian Law 12:15 PMLaw School 4049

    In conjunction with the SOLIMENA conference on Darfur, Sudan, join Roger Winter, former special representative of the deputy secretary of state for Sudan and assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development for Democracy; Antnia Pereira de Sousa, associate cooperation officer in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court; and Dr. Rod Rastan, legal advisor in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, to learn more about the amazing and life-changing careers that await you in this field. RSVP to http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu

  • Mar 26
    Westlaw Training Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    "Prepare to Practice" training on Westlaw is the difference your future employers will notice. Learn cost-effective research techniques that can improve your career prospects. Attendees receive 750 WestlawRewards Points, plus the opportunity to earn up to another 700 Points. Lunch provided. Register at: http://lawschool.westlaw.com/aam/calendar/calendar.asp?task=aamcalendar&.... For questions, contact Greg Halbrook, account manager, at Greg.Halbrook@thomsonreuters.com or Stephanie Lam, student representative, at stephanie.lam@duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    The Moral Right to Pharmaceutical Patents 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Gary Hull, director of the Program on Values and Ethics in the Marketplace of Duke University, will present a moral defense of the pharmaceutical industry's unconditional right to patents. Hull argues that this right is being violated by price caps, state-imposed limits on pharmaceutical advertising, and educational programs, compulsory licensing, special favors for generics, and limits on ancillary patents. Sponsored by Duke Law IPCS. For more information, contact Elizabeth Laughton at elizabeth.laughton@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Rachel Muchmore will present "Usury Regulation in Public and Private Regimes: A Comparison of the United States and Global Islamic Finance." Lunch provided. For more information or to receive a copy of the paper, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 26
    Looking Deeper: What Darfur Tells Us about Genocide, International Criminal Law and the Future of a Country 2:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Conference exploring aspects of the Darfur crisis that have often gone unexamined. What does the International Criminal Court's treatment of the Darfur situation - particularly now in light of the arrest warrant for the sitting Sudanese president - tell us about the future international criminal law? On multiple occasions U.S. governmental officials have referred to Darfur as a genocide but did not view such a determination as requiring legal action. What does this mean for the doctrine of the responsibility to protect? Finally, following the negotiation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the North and South in Sudan, the country will have parliamentary and presidential elections in 2009, to be followed by a referendum in 2011. What can Darfur tell us about the future of the country? And what principles should guide U.S. foreign policy in these tumultuous times? Sponsored by SOLIMENA.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/conference/darfur

Friday, March 27, 2009

  • Mar 27
    Looking Deeper: What Darfur Tells Us about Genocide, International Criminal Law and the Future of a Country 9:00 AMLaw School 3037

    Conference exploring aspects of the Darfur crisis that have often gone unexamined. What does the International Criminal Court's treatment of the Darfur situation - particularly now in light of the arrest warrant for the sitting Sudanese president - tell us about the future international criminal law? On multiple occasions U.S. governmental officials have referred to Darfur as a genocide but did not view such a determination as requiring legal action. What does this mean for the doctrine of the responsibility to protect? Finally, following the negotiation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the North and South in Sudan, the country will have parliamentary and presidential elections in 2009, to be followed by a referendum in 2011. What can Darfur tell us about the future of the country? And what principles should guide U.S. foreign policy in these tumultuous times? Sponsored by SOLIMENA.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/conference/darfur

  • Mar 27
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 27
    Research Refreshers 2009 12:15 PMSee description

    Topic: Researching Business & Company Information. Taught by Laura Scott. To be held in the Fite Training Room on level two of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 27
    Barrister's Ball 10:00 PMSee description

    DBA cordially invites you and one guest to the 2009 Barristers Ball. Come and be part of the glamour! Semi-formal attire. Complimentary drink tickets. Location: Parizade, 2200 W.Main St., Durham, N.C. More details in DBA Digest. For more information, contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu.

Monday, March 30, 2009

  • Mar 30
    Breakfast with Judge Richard Leon 9:45 AMSee description

    Breakfast event with Judge Richard Leon of the D.C. District Court. Students will have the opportunity to meet the judge and discuss various aspects of the judicial clerkships application process. To be held in the Burdman Lounge. For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 30
    Rising to the Top: How To Use Your 1L Summer Effectively - On The Job & In The Job Search 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the CPDC staff for an important lunchtime discussion on how to use every minute of your 1L summer to your professional advantage, both by making the most of each opportunity you are given on the job, and by creating new opportunities for your future wherever you are. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. RSVP at http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 30
    Research Refreshers 2009 12:15 PMSee description

    Topic: Free & Low-Cost Legal Research. Taught by Jennifer L. Behrens. To be held in the Fite Training Room on level two of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 30
    The Monopoly Myth: The Case of Standard Oil 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Join the Duke Law Federalist Society for a discussion with Alex Epstein of the Ayn Rand Center. America's experiment with laissez-faire capitalism in the 1800s was a disaster according to historians, because businessmen used anticompetitive tactics to form giant, invincible monopolies. The textbook example of the evils of big business is John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Trust. Epstein says that the textbooks need to be rewritten. He argues that Rockefeller's success was not based on shady practices, but on his company's remarkable ability to bring the best oil to millions of Americans at the cheapest prices. For more information, contact Elizabeth Laughton at elizabeth.laughton@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 30
    Lives in the Law: The Honorable Judge Richard Leon 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Judge Richard Leon is a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Professor Christopher Schroeder will conduct an interview with Leon about some of his more interesting decisions, namely those surrounding the GITMO detainees, and his career path. Then Leon will answer questions from students. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Patricia Richman at patricia.richman@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 30
    Global Law Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Christine Windbichler, Humboldt University, Berlin, School of Law, to present "The Information Regime in Corporate Governance." Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

  • Mar 31
    Research Refreshers 2009 12:15 PMSee description

    Topic: Attorneys' Guide to Health & Medical Research. Taught by Molly Brownfield. To be held in the Fite Training Room on level two of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Opportunities for Practicing International Law in North Carolina 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Four speakers from the North Carolina Bar Association International Law and Practice Section will discuss the nature and opportunities of practicing international law in North Carolina. The panelists will also discuss their path to becoming "international" lawyers and advice for law students interested in pursuing international law. Speakers include in-house counsel for multi-national corporation, a partner of private law firm, and a legal educator within the state. RSVP to: http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Sharon Nash at nash@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    WLSA End-of-the-Year Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    During the Women Law Student Association's final meeting of the year, we will discuss this past year's events and vote for our new board members. If you've attended any WLSA events this year and would like to take a more active role in the organization, we encourage you to run for one of the following positions: president, vice president, treasurer, community service chair, or webmaster. For more information, contact Chaula Mehta at chaula.mehta@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Was Lochner Right? Natural Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Randy Barnett, professor of legal theory at Georgetown Law, to speak. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Andrew Prins at andrew.prins@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

  • Apr 1
    Coffee with Judge Amul Thapar 9:00 AMSee description

    Please join us for coffee and conversation with Judge Amul Thapar of the Eastern District of Kentucky. Judge Thapar will be discussing the clerkship application process through the eyes of a judge. To be held on the Burdman Lounge. For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    Duke Law Spring Blood Drive 10:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Sign up in advance at http://givesblood.org/go.php?bdc=599592. For more information, contact Megan Hinkle at megan.hinkle@law.duke.edu

  • Apr 1
    Meet the First Indian-American Article III Judge 10:00 AMLaw School 4055

    A SALSA sponsored discussion with Federal Court Judge Amul Thapar. Judge Thapar will discuss his career path and offer advice for those interested in pursuing a clerkship. His career trajectory is varied and rich with valuable experiences that will make for a very interesting discussion. Drinks and light snacks provided. For more information, contact Natasha Alladina at na446@duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    Ad Hoc Workshop 12:10 PMLaw School 4042

    Mark Schankerman, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, will present "Patent Thickets and the Market for Innovation: Evidence from Settlement of Patent Disputes." For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    Course Selection Advising Panel/Duke in D.C. Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Hear from a faculty panel on course selection advice and the Duke in D.C. program for Fall 2009. Panelists include Kathy Bradley, Doriane Coleman, Neil Siegel, Jim Cox, and Lawrence Baxter. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Anne Sherman at sherman@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    Research Refreshers 2009 12:15 PMSee description

    Topic: Research Methods in Immigration Law. Taught by Lauren M. Collins. To be held in the Fite Training Room on level two of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    A Day in the Life of a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Specialist 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Hear Sabrina Garcia talk about her work as a domestic violence and sexual assault specialist and one of three hostage/crisis negotiators in the North Carolina Police Department. Garcia is a national consultant working with survivors and convicted offenders and has published her 'Blind Reporting' study with the FBI and has implemented this model with the U.S. Air Force. For more information, contact Chioma Ajoku at chioma.ajoku@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    Federal Corruption Probes and Prosecutions: Are They Consistent with Federalism? 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Judge Amul Thapar, a former federal prosecutor and United States Attorney, will discuss his experience in prosecuting local officials and spearheading various public corruption investigations. These prosecutions included those of public officials for, among other things, bribery, vote fraud, vote buying, "honest services" fraud, and jury tampering. Judge Thapar will use these cases to illustrate the process of building a public corruption prosecution. He will also explain the tension that exists between such prosecutions and the principles of federalism.
    Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Adam Doverspike at doverspa@gmail.com.

  • Apr 1
    A Jewish View of Reproductive Rights 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Rabbi Leah Berkowitz, assistant rabbi of Judea Reform Congregation in Durham and a recent graduate of Hebrew Union College, will discuss a Jewish perspective on reproductive rights. Sponsored by the Jewish Law Students Association. For more information, contact Adam Schupack at adam.schupack@duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    The Duke Project 6:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Rebecca Houde '09, John Murphy '10, Timothy O'Shea '10, and Xiaolu Zhu '09 present "Four Duke Students Stopping the Global Contagion One Regulation at a Time." Topic and panelists change weekly.

  • Apr 1
    Hardt Cup Quarterfinal Rounds 6:15 PMLaw School 4049

    The Moot Court Board proudly presents the quarterfinal rounds of the Hardt Cup Competition. All students are encouraged to come watch the talent of this year's top eight advocates. For more information, contact LaToya Edwards at latoya.edwards@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

  • Apr 2
    Duke Law Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    All are invited to join the Duke Law CLS group for prayer, fellowship, and a student-led devotion. If you have any questions about the Christian Legal Society at Duke, or would like to be added to the Duke CLS email listserv, contact Jon Christman at jonathan.christman@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 2
    Course Registration Fair 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Students are encouraged to come learn about courses and professors for the upcoming academic year. Tables will be organized into eight broad course subject areas and staffed by upperclassmen knowledgeable in those areas and willing to gossip. Also, expect a special guest appearance by Spencer, the registrar, and Anne Sherman, assistant dean for academic advising, so bring your registration questions. Pizza and snacks provided. For more information, contact garth.spencer@duke.edu.

  • Apr 2
    Research Refreshers 2009 12:15 PMSee description

    Topic: Tackling Tax Research. Taught by Amy M. Taylor. To be held in the Fite Training Room on level two of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 2
    Westlaw Training Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    "Prepare to Practice" training on Westlaw is the difference your future employers will notice. Learn cost-effective research techniques that can improve your career prospects. Attendees receive 750 WestlawRewards Points, plus the opportunity to earn up to another 700 Points. Lunch provided. Register at: http://lawschool.westlaw.com/aam/calendar/calendar.asp?task=aamcalendar&.... For questions, contact Greg Halbrook, account manager, at Greg.Halbrook@thomsonreuters.com or Stephanie Lam, student representative, at stephanie.lam@duke.edu.

  • Apr 2
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Carla Reyes will present "International Governance of Domestic National Security Measures: The Forgotten Role of the World Trade Organization." Lunch served. For more information or to receive a copy of the paper, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 2
    Piecing the Puzzle Together: The Next Steps to Judicial Clerkships 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Get tips and pointers from Duke Law students who will begin clerking in 2009. Find out which methods and strategies worked best for them, and get advice that can help you in obtaining your clerkship position. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. RSVP to http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 2
    Public Interest & Pro Bono Recognition Banquet and Award Ceremony 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Banquet for all who completed pro bono placements or demonstrated leadership in public interest activities during the 2008-2009 academic year. Students and supervisors recognized for their contributions to the community by providing pro bono assistance or participating in or leading public interest activities. Faculty members serve the meal. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 2
    Duke Law Journal Barbecue 6:30 PMSee description

    Barbecue, fried trout, beer, and outlines all in one place! Journal members will be available to answer any questions you have about the casenote or DLJ experience. Simpson Thacher alumni will also be in attendance. Join us in Beber Sculpture Garden at 6:30 - or after the Public Interest banquet. For more information, contact Amelia Ashton at amelia.ashton@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 2
    PILF "Rock Band" Charity Bar Review 10:00 PMSee description

    Get four friends together to play the video game Rock Band and help fundraise for PILF. If your "rock band" wishes to participate, entry fee for the tournament is $10. Limited to the first eight teams to sign up. Winners receive Duke Law fame and fortune (in the form of a restaurant gift certificate). Tournament will start at 10:30; show up at 10 if you want to "rock" before the tournament begins. The infamous Duke Law band Blackacre will also be performing. No cover; $3 donation suggested. Sponsored by PILF and DBA. Location: Alivia's Bistro (900 W. Main St., Durham). For more information, contact Amanda McRae at amanda.mcrae@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 3, 2009

  • Apr 3
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 3
    Research Refreshers 2009 12:15 PMSee description

    Topic: Putting It All Together: Taking a Research Assignment from Start to Finish. Taught by Katherine Topulos. To be held in the Fite Training Room on level two of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 3
    Moot Court Hardt Cup Semi-final Rounds 2:00 PMLaw School 4049

    The Moot Court Board presents the semi-final rounds of the Hardt Cup competition. All students are encouranged to watch this year's top four advocates. For more information, contact LaToya Edwards at latoya.edwards@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 3
    Dedicated to Durham 2:00 PMSee description

    The Duke Bar Association is hosting this semester's Dedicated to Durham day. Join others in the Duke Law community to make Durham a better place to live. Both outdoor and indoor service sites are available. Meet in the Blue Lounge for tshirt distributions and group coordination at 2 p.m. After you have completed your work, join us for First Friday at 5 p.m. Sign up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=V_2bUNiOWaryhxM8oMUnk19Q_3d_3d. For more information, contact Rocio Perez at Rocio.Perez@duke.edu.

  • Apr 3
    Spring Fever First Friday 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Mingle with faculty and local alumni to celebrate the return of Spring. Enjoy picnic foods, play frisbee/football on the Law School lawn, and connect with local alumni. The patio area will be open. Beer/wine provided. For more information, contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

  • Apr 6
    Information Meeting for the Duke Chapter of the N.C. Bar Association 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Interested in working in North Carolina during the summer or after law school? The Duke Chapter of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) will be holding an informational meeting for students interested in this new group. The group will assist students with professional connections, networking, and participation in NCBA community service projects. The NCBA is the largest lawyer organization in N.C. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Johanna Cooper at johanna.cooper@duke.edu.

  • Apr 6
    Why We Neglect Genocide 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Dr. Paul Slovic will discuss why we are numb to mass violence/genocide and how to build in legal mechanisms to escape such apathy. Slovic is president of Decision Research and a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. He is one of the world's leading scholars on human judgment, decision making, and risk perception, and has published extensively on these topics. Slovic received a BA from Stanford University, MA and PhD from the University of Michigan, and an honorary doctorate from the Stockholm School of Economics. He served as president of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) in 1984, and in 1991 he received the SRA's Distinguished Achievement Award. In 1993, Slovic received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, and in 1995 he received the Outstanding Contribution to Science Award from the Oregon Academy of Science. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Kim Lott at lott@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 6
    Bar-Bri Bar Prep 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Representatives of Bar-Bri will discuss what works and what doesn't work in preparing for the Bar Exam based on years of experience and tens of thousands of students. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to ace the test. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 6
    General Jurisprudence: A Symposium in Honor of William Twining 3:00 PMLaw School 4044

    Leading scholars including George Christie (Duke Law School), Nicola Lacey (London School of Economics),
    Ralf Michaels (Duke Law School), and Gerald Postema (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) to discuss William Twining's (University College London) new book "General Jurisprudence: Understanding Law from a Global Perspective." Registration is free but required. Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 6
    2009 Hardt Cup Finals 4:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Moot Court Board proudly presents the final round of the 2009 Hardt Cup Tournament. All students and faculty are encouraged to watch the talents of this year's finalists, James Pearce and Leah Shen. The final round will be presided over by Judge David Ebel of the 10th Circuit in Denver, Judge Patricia Timmons-Goodson of the North Carolina Supreme Court, and Judge Paul L. Friedman of the D.C. District Court. A reception will follow. For more information, contact LaToya Edwards at latoya.edwards@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 6
    DLTR Social 5:00 PMSee description

    To be held in the Beber Sculpture Gardens. For more information, contact Jonathan Ophardt at jonathan.ophardt@duke.edu.

  • Apr 6
    Fuqua-Law March Madness Party 8:15 PMFuqua School of Business

    Test your bracketology! Join us for the Second Annual Final Four Party & Basketball Auction. The game will be shown on a six-foot projection screen in Fuqua's Fox Center. Mingle with b-school students as you root for your favorite team in championship game. Food and beverage provided by DBA. For more information, contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

  • Apr 7
    Annual Bernstein Lecture 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor William Twining, the Quain Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus, University College of London, and a regular visiting professor at the University of Miami Law School, will present the annual Bernstein Lecture titled "Normative and Legal Pluralism: A Global Perspective." Twining has written extensively on jurisprudence, evidence, globalization and law, and law in Africa. Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 7
    Screening of "Love Lived on Death Row" 5:00 PMLaw School 3037

    The Death Penalty Reform Group will present a screening of the documentary "Love Lived on Death Row", which tells the story of four siblings whose father was on death row for the killing of their mother. After the film, there will be a Q & A session with the filmmaker, Linda Booker, and Jeremy Collins from the North Carolina Coalition for a Moratorium. Light refreshments provided. For more information, contact Tabitha Humphries at tabitha.humphries@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

  • Apr 8
    Dean David F. Levi: Civil Procedure Refresher for Summer Interns and Associates 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Almost every summer position will require you to know some civil procedure. Understanding that such work could provide you with an opportunity to highlight your knowledge in the field, Dean Levi will spend the hour getting you up to speed on issues you will most likely encounter this summer. RSVP at http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Tedi Mason at mason@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 8
    Animal Law Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    The Animal Law Society is having an introductory meeting to discuss future plans for next fall. Calley Gerber, a local animal law practitioner, is coming to talk about her practice. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Halerie Mahan at halerie.mahan@duke.edu.

  • Apr 8
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Weekly meeting. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Patrick Foley at patrick.foley@duke.edu.

  • Apr 8
    1L Student Survey 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    1Ls: Take a 15 to 20-minute survey related to Professor Guy-Uriel Charles' research. Participants will be asked to read some news articles and answer questions. Pizza served. For more information, contact Professor Charles at charles@law.duke.edu or Jeffrey Lieberman at jeffreyslieberman@gmail.com.

  • Apr 8
    The Duke Project- Flying Blind: Accounting Rules and Ratings Agencies 6:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Students in Professor Bill Brown's Legal, Accounting & Business Responses to the Subprime Crisis class present solutions to the financial crisis on panels alongside academics in the subject area and industry experts. Panelists this week include Professors James D. Cox and Katherine Schipper; Jerome Fons, formerly of Moody's; Donald Lampe '82, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice; Randall Roy, Division of Market Regulation, SEC; and Duke Law students Philipp Cirkel LLM '09, John Duffy '09, Emily Johnson '10, and Jason Pear '09.

  • Apr 8
    Duke Law Passover Seder 7:00 PMSee description

    PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. This event is made possible, in part, through the generosity of Michael L. Tanchum '72 and Letty M. Tanchum '73, who in 1999 established an endowment in honor of the late Professor Mel Shimm and his wife, Dr. Cynia Shimm, in gratitude for their many years of hosting Duke Law students at their family seder. Please help us carry on this wonderful tradition at the Beth El Synagogue at 1004 Watts Street, Durham, N.C. RSVP by April 1 at http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid....

Thursday, April 9, 2009

  • Apr 9
    Breakfast with the Dean 9:00 AMLaw School 2014

    Join Dean David F. Levi for coffee and conversation. Assorted breakfast refreshments served. Space is limited. To sign up, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 9
    Public Interest & Pro Bono Board Meeting 12:00 PMLaw School 4055

    Fourth business meeting of the year of the Public Interest & Pro Bono Board. All members invited to attend. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 9
    Interdisciplinary Faculty Talks 12:10 PMLaw School 4045

    Invitees please RSVP to musty@law.duke.edu. Bag lunch provided to all of those who RSVP. For more information, contact Lisa Musty at musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 9
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Please join us for the last Student Paper workshop of the year. Rhead Enion will present "Constitutional Limits on Private Policing and the State's Allocation of Force." Lunch served. All welcome. For more information or to receive a copy of the paper, contact Sue Chen at sue.chen@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 9
    Supreme Court Moot: Northwest Austin Municipal District Number One v. Holder 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join former Texas solicitor general Gregory Coleman of Yetter, Warden & Coleman as he argues the case for the appellant in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder before Professors Neil Siegel, Christopher Schroeder, Guy-Uriel Charles, Ernie Young, and Stuart Benjamin. This case, which will be argued before the Supreme Court on April 29, is a challenge to the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires prior review before changes in voting laws can be enacted in certain states. After the law was extended by Congress and signed by President George W. Bush in 2006, a small municipal utility district in Texas filed suit to be exempted from the requirement, arguing that the preclearance rules were outdated. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 9
    An Insider's Look at Trademark and Trade Dress Litigation in adidas America Inc. v. Payless ShoeSource Inc. 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Charlie Henn, an attorney at Kilpatrick Stockton in Atlanta, will provide an insider's look at the trial that led to the largest verdict ever in a trademark case, adidas America Inc. v. Payless ShoeSource Inc. He will talk about the trademark issues of confusion, proving secondary meaning, expert witnesses, the advice-of-counsel defense, and damages. Burrito lunch provided. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Society. For more information, contact Nathan Whitlock at nathan.whitlock@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 9
    Phi Alpha Delta Spring Initiations 5:00 PMLaw School 4049

    Now is the last chance of the semester to join Duke's chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity. After a brief hiatus, Duke's chapter of Phi Alpha Delta returned in full force and has organized various events such as: the UNC/Duke basketball game watch, the charity bar review bull-riding competition at Shooters, and a Duke/UNC Phi Alpha Delta law school mixer. Initiations should take about one hour; students will be required to pay a one-time fee of $80 for lifetime membership. For more information, contact either Michael McGowan at mjm63@duke.edu or Rebecca Marcucci at rebecca.marcucci@duke.edu.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=66531371576

Friday, April 10, 2009

  • Apr 10
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 10
    The Zoo Story 6:00 PMSee description

    The Duke Law Drama Society presents "The Zoo Story," Edward Albee's unforgettable tale of alienation and social inequity in the modern world. Performance starring Brad Miller and Slavik Gabinsky; directed by Paul Monsanto. Admission is free. Parental advisory: This performance may not be suitable for children. By turns haunting and hilarious, "The Zoo Story" was the first major play by Edward Albee, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner who went on to write "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and is arguably our greatest living English-language playwright. To be held in the Beber Sculpture Garden. For more information, contact Paul Monsanto at paul.monsanto@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

  • Apr 11
    The Zoo Story 6:00 PMSee description

    The Duke Law Drama Society presents "The Zoo Story," Edward Albee's unforgettable tale of alienation and social inequity in the modern world. Performance starring Brad Miller and Slavik Gabinsky; directed by Paul Monsanto. Admission is free. Parental advisory: This performance may not be suitable for children. By turns haunting and hilarious, "The Zoo Story" was the first major play by Edward Albee, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner who went on to write "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and is arguably our greatest living English-language playwright. To be held in the Beber Sculpture Garden. For more information, contact Paul Monsanto at paul.monsanto@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 13, 2009

  • Apr 13
    Casenote Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Journal editors will share tips for successfully writing your casenote. Lunch provided. Sponsored by WLSA and DBA. For more information, contact Chaula Mehta at chaula.mehta@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 13
    Kick-Off Meeting for Human Rights in Africa Week 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Screening of "Hidden Faces," a look at the life of Egyptian women in a Muslim Society. Lunch served. For more information, contact Clair Kwon at clair.kwon@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 13
    Electronic Bluebook Installation 3:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Bring your laptop and get ready for exams! Staff from Academic Technologies will help you install brand new versions of Electronic Bluebook software for Windows and Macintosh on your computers. Leave when you are done. A limited number of ethernet cables will be given to attendees. For more information, contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@law.duke.edu or 613-7072.

  • Apr 13
    Global Law Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Jennifer Hill, University of Sydney Law School, Australia; visiting Vanderbilt University Law School Spring 2009, to present "Selective Regulation: Lessons from the News Corp. Waivers." Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 13
    Clerkship Q&A: Lessons Learned by a 3L Clerkship Applicant 5:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Do you have any remaining questions about the clerkship process? Would you like to pick up a few inside tips from a 3L who went through it all last year? If so, join us for a candid clerkship Q&A session. For more information, contact Robert Giddings at robert.giddings@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

  • Apr 14
    3L/LLM Photo Pick Up 11:30 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Class and student organization photo pick up. If you ordered a photo, please stop by to retrieve it. For more information, contact Stephanie De Falco at defalco@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    Address by Judge William H. Pryor, Jr. 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, will present "Moral Duty and the Rule of Law." While serving as attorney general of Alabama, Judge Pryor sought then-Chief Justice Roy Moore's removal from the Alabama Supreme Court for defying a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building. Judge Pryor was appointed to the 11th Circuit in 2003 and confirmed in 2005 as part of the "gang of 14" compromise. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Sarah Campbell at sarah.campbell@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    Electronic Bluebook Installation 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Bring your laptop and get ready for exams! Staff from Academic Technologies will help you install brand new versions of Electronic Bluebook software for Windows and Macintosh on your computers. Leave when you are done. A limited number of ethernet cables will be given to attendees. For more information, contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@law.duke.edu or 613-7072.

  • Apr 14
    My Life in the Law: Justice Yvonne Mokgoro of the Constitutional Court of South Africa 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the International Human Rights Law Society to hear Justice Yvonne Mokgoro of the Constitutional Court of South Africa discuss her legal career and her commitment to promoting civil society in South Africa. Part of a series of events for the IHRLS's Human Rights in Africa Week. Co-sponsored by the Duke Bar Association, the International Law Society, the Black Law Students Association, the Center for International & Comparative Law, and Duke Law Forum for Social Change. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Clair Kwon at clair.kwon@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    Coffee with Justice Yvonne Mokgoro 1:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Meet Justice Mokgoro of the Constitutional Court of South Africa for a small group discussion following her lecture. Coffee and dessert provided. Space is limited. RSVP to Clair Kwon at clair.kwon@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

  • Apr 15
    Electronic Bluebook Installation 10:00 AMLaw School 3037

    Bring your laptop and get ready for exams! Staff from Academic Technologies will help you install brand new versions of Electronic Bluebook software for Windows and Macintosh on your computers. Leave when you are done. A limited number of ethernet cables will be given to attendees. For more information, contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@law.duke.edu or 613-7072.

  • Apr 15
    Breakfast with Mohamed Fofanah 10:00 AMLaw School 4049

    As part of Human Rights in Africa Week, the Career & Professional Development Center and the International Human Rights Law Society are sponsoring an informal, career-oriented breakfast with Sierra Leone human rights attorney Mohamad Fofanah before his lunchtime speech. Space is limited; RSVP to Amanda McRae at amanda.mcrae@law.duke.edu to attend the breakfast event.

  • Apr 15
    Mohamad Fofanah: Human Rights, Transitional Justice, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Mohamad Fofanah, a Sierra Leonian human rights lawyer, will talk about his experiences with transitional justice following the brutal civil war in Sierra Leone. Expanding beyond the traditional transitional justice mechanisms of court proceedings and truth and reconciliation commissions, Fofanah will discuss other methods Sierra Leone has used in the post-conflict years, including the work of the Anti-Corruption Commission in addressing graft and entrenched corruption (economic justice), which were themselves the root causes of Sierra Leone's savage conflict, as well as efforts to promote child rights issues as a measure of laying the basis for generational reform and conflict prevention. Sponsored by the International Human Rights Law Society. For more information, contact Amanda McRae at amanda.mcrae@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Weekly meeting. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Patrick Foley at patrick.foley@duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    Student Leader Transition Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Mandatory transition meeting for all student leaders of journals and Moot Court, Mock Trial, BLSA, IPCS, BLS, and OUTlaw. For more information, contact Karyn Ridder at ridder@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    The Duke Project- Risk as a Four Letter Word: The Role of Risk Management in the Current Crisis 6:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Students in Professor Bill Brown's Legal, Accounting & Business Responses to the Subprime Crisis class present solutions to the financial crisis on panels alongside academics in the subject area and industry experts. Panelists this week include Nikhil Palekar '09, Josh Schmidt '09, Bill McMahon of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and Professor Jonathan Wiener.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

  • Apr 17
    The Applications of Economic Analysis in Law All DayFuqua School of Business

    This conference brings experts from around the world to examine a number of ways to examine legal issues from economic frameworks.

    http://www.econ.duke.edu/~hf14/ERID/ERID_conf.html

  • Apr 17
    Remembering John Hope Franklin: A Life in Law and History 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Law School will gather to celebrate the life of Dr. John Hope Franklin and his contributions as a member of the Duke Law community and a renowned legal historian. Speakers include Duke Law Professor Walter Dellinger and UNC Professor Emeritus William Leuchtenburg, who co-taught Dr. Franklin's course at Duke Law from 1985 to 1992. They will be joined by Professor Thavolia Glymph, Associate Professor and Interim Chair of African & African American Studies at Duke University. Dean David Levi will moderate the discussion. A light lunch will be served. Overflow seating available in Room 3037.

Monday, April 20, 2009

  • Apr 20
    Identify Theft: A Talk By Todd Davis 8:00 AMLaw School 4042

    Todd Davis, president of LifeLock Corporation, will be speaking in the Fraud Investigation class on the topic of identity theft, methods of prevention and detection, and changes in laws required to give greater protection. Anyone interested is welcome to join the class for this timely discussion. For more information, contact Patricia Roz at roz@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 20
    The D.O.N.E. Awards 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Outstanding and Noteworthy Endeavors (D.O.N.E.) Awards are a celebration of the accomplishments of the Duke Law community during the
    past year, featuring the Distinguished Teaching Award and awards for student groups and leaders. Come out and enjoy being DONE with classes and recognize the success of our students, organizations, and professors. Lunch from Q-Shack will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association with generous support from Davis Polk. For more information, contact Phil Rubin at phil.rubin@duke.edu.

  • Apr 20
    Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, Constitutional Court of South Africa 4:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Justice Mokgoro will participate in an in-depth discussion of one of her own important legal decisions, the Khosa Judgment, with law and humanities faculty. Ebrahim Moosa, associate professor of Islamic Studies and associate director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC) and Frank Michelman, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, will serve as respondents. Sponsored by the Duke Law Center for International & Comparative Law, Duke Human Rights Center, and Franklin Humanities Institute. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 20
    Reception Honoring Dean Carol Spruill 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Please join the Duke Bar Association in celebrating Dean Carol Spruill's many years of service to Duke Law School as the Associate Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono. All students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Stephanie Lam at stephanie.lam@duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

  • Apr 21
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 21
    Law Library Hosts Ninth Annual Faculty Authors Reception 3:00 PMSee description

    Each spring the Law Library organizes this event to celebrate the scholarship published by the Duke Law faculty during the previous year, and the contributions of the library and other staff to these works. The books are highlighted by commentary given by faculty colleagues. To be held in Burdman Lounge. For more information, contact Melanie Dunshee at dunshee@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 24, 2009

  • Apr 24
    Exam Break: Free Massages 11:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Get a stress relief massage during exams. Stop by Room 2007 to sign-up ahead of time; walk-ups also welcome. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Apr 24
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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

    Get a stress relief massage during exams. Stop by Room 2007 to sign-up ahead of time; walk-ups also welcome. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Apr 28
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Sharon Nash at nash@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

  • Apr 29
    Capstone Project Presentation 10:00 AMLaw School 4046

    Faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend the capstone project presentation by Laura Lucas and Taryn Marks regarding gender clauses in constitutions of countries around the world. Working drafts of student papers prepared in conjunction with these projects are available from Professor Kathy Bradley.

  • Apr 29
    2009 Class Gift 11:30 AMSee description

    Support your class by pledging to the 2009 Class Gift! Campaign ends soon, so stop by outside the Library this week. Cookies and muffins provided.

Friday, May 1, 2009

  • May 1
    Capstone Project Presentation 11:00 AMLaw School 4046

    Faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend the capstone project presentation by Kelly Taylor regarding the issues of race and property as examined from the dual perspectives of American history and American literature. Working drafts of student papers prepared in conjunction with these projects are available from Professor Kathy Bradley.

  • May 1
    Exam Break: Free Massages 11:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Get a stress relief massage during exams. Stop by Room 2007 to sign-up ahead of time; walk-ups also welcome. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • May 1
    Capstone Project Presentation 12:00 PMLaw School 4046

    Faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend the capstone project presentation by Carla Reyes regarding the use of a statistical methodology she has created to evaluate the efficacy of six legal development programs initiated by the Peru-based non-governmental organization Instituto Libertad y Democracia. Working drafts of student papers prepared in conjunction with these projects are available from Professor Kathy Bradley.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

  • May 6
    Graduation Gala 7:00 PMSee description

    Celebrate with classmates, faculty, and administrators at this semi-formal reception and dance. This event will feature a slide show and the presentation of the Class Gift, Justin Miller Graduation Awards, and LLM Award, followed by dancing. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails served. You are invited at no charge, compliments of the Offices of Student Affairs and Alumni & Development. Guests, $30 each. Semi-formal attire recommended. Location: American Tobacco Campus, Bay 7.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

  • May 8
    Graduation Family Barbecue 5:00 PMDoris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

    Bring your family and indulge in pulled pork, barbecued chicken, coleslaw, and banana pudding (vegetarian option also provided). Tickets are $15; free for children under the age of 5.

  • May 8
    International Graduate Candlelight Dinner 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The International Studies Office invites you to the annual International Graduate Student Candlelight Dinner. You and your family are welcome to join us for drinks, dinner and dessert. Please register by May 1 at http://www.law.duke.edu/students/alums. For more information, contact Suzanne Brown at brown@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

  • May 9
    Hooding Ceremony 5:00 PMCameron Indoor Stadium

    The graduation ceremony solely for the Law School. Graduating students will have their names individually read and be presented with their law hoods on stage. DVDs of the ceremony as well as individual student pictures will be available for purchase. Student line-up is at 5 p.m., ceremony is from 6 - 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

  • May 10
    Continental Breakfast, University Commencement, and Diploma Pick-up 8:00 AMSee description

    A light breakfast will be served in Star Commons starting at 8 a.m. prior to students lining up to proceed to Wallace Wade Stadium at 8:45 a.m. for the University graduation exercises. Stop by the Law School after the graduation exercises for regalia return and diploma pick up from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

  • May 15
    Casenote Due 5:00 PMSee description

    More information will be forthcoming for the submission process.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

  • May 20
    Summer Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • May 20
    Sizing Up a Super Regulator 12:30 PMSee description

    The Treasury Department has proposed that the FDIC become the conservator or receiver to a variety of financial services companies that pose a systemic risk to the financial system or economy. Who should take on the "super-regulator" role? What are the global implications of this new regulatory scheme? Eugene Ludwig, former comptroller of the currency and founder and CEO of Promontory Financial Group, will speak; Jones Day partner Chip MacDonald and Duke Law Professor Bill Brown will respond. Duke Law Professor Lawrence Baxter will moderate. This event is hosted and sponsored by Jones Day in Washington, D.C. Seating and lunch available on first-come, first-served basis. RSVP by May 15 at http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid... . Contact Kristina Amidon in the Duke Law Alumni and Development Office at amidon@law.duke.edu for more information.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=3316&u=11

Thursday, May 28, 2009

  • May 28
    Summer Orientation: Welcome Reception 6:00 PMSee description

    The Office of Student Affairs invites new students, faculty, and orientation leaders to celebrate the summer session over hors d'oeuvres and beverages at this opening reception. Location: Parker & Otis, 112 S Duke Street, Durham.

Monday, June 1, 2009

  • Jun 1
    Summer Orientation: Dual Degree Lunch 12:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Students are invited to lunch with the director of JD/LLM program Professor Jonathan Wiener and members of the Office of Student Affairs. Location: Burdman Lounge.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

  • Jun 9
    1L Student Survey 12:10 PMLaw School 4042

    This is a survey that studies the relationship between public opinion and social issues. The survey will take between 15-20 minutes to complete. Survey participants will be asked to read some news articles and answer some questions. Lunch served. For more information, contact Professor Guy-Uriel Charles at charles@law.duke.edu or Jeffrey Lieberman at jeffreyslieberman@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

  • Jun 11
    Staff Summer Seminars: Wine Basics 101 12:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Do you want to know more about wine? How to order it in a restaurant? White? Red? Rose? Dry? Sweet? Tannic? Acidic? What does it all mean? Whether you are a food and wine lover thirsty for increased knowledge or a neophyte with a desire to expand your horizons, join Deb Kinney as she takes you on a tour of the basics of wine. Learn how to taste, serve, store, open wine, and read a label. Please bring your own wine glass, if possible, and feel free to bring your lunch, too. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Accept the GroupWise appointment from Nancy Cheek to attend.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

  • Jun 18
    Staff Summer Seminars: Summer Cooking Fun 3:30 PMSee description

    The Refectory Cafe chefs will treat us to both instruction and tasting - while we admire and sample a simple summer antipasto with seared ahi tuna and balsamic shallots, we'll learn to make orecchiette pasta (Italian for "little ear") with a simple lemon cream feta sauce! The class will run for about two hours and is limited to 20 participants. Accept the GroupWise appointment from Nancy Cheek to attend.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

  • Jun 25
    TIP Summer Studies Program 2009 8:00 AMLaw School 4047

    The Pre-Law Institute: The Criminal Justice System through the Lens of Wrongful Convictions. For more information, contact Debbie Upchurch at upchurch@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 25
    Sales Essentials Group 8:30 AMLaw School 4044

    The Career Center is pleased to host an exciting program with a professional communications consultant for selected students. The goals are to help students develop and improve communication skills and to provide feedback to us as to the value of the program for other students. RSVP necessary. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at pishko@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 25
    Staff Summer Seminars: An Introduction to Knitting 12:00 PMLaw School 4046

    Plan to bring a pair of knitting needles and your favorite color of yarn and Susan Manning will get you started on your first knitted masterpiece. Susan will provide details on materials for those interested. The class is limited to 10 new knitters. Accept the GroupWise appointment from Nancy Cheek to attend.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

  • Jun 30
    TIP Summer Studies Program 2009 8:00 AMLaw School 4047

    The Pre-Law Institute: The Criminal Justice System through the Lens of Wrongful Convictions. For more information, contact Debbie Upchurch at upchurch@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 30
    Summer Lecture: Theresa Newman 12:00 PMLaw School 4049

    Theresa Newman '88, clinical professor of law, co-director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic, and associate director of the Duke Law School Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, will discuss the work of the Innocence Project and Wrongful Convictions Clinic. Newman also serves as faculty adviser to the Law School's student-led Innocence Project, as president of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, and as a member of the North Carolina Chief Justice's Criminal Justice Study Commission (formerly the Commission on Actual Innocence). She also served as president of the (International) Innocence Network from 2003 until this past March. For more information, contact Stephanie De Falco at defalco@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

  • Jul 2
    TIP Summer Studies Program 2009 8:00 AMLaw School 4047

    The Pre-Law Institute: The Criminal Justice System through the Lens of Wrongful Convictions. For more information, contact Debbie Upchurch at upchurch@law.duke.edu.

  • Jul 2
    Durham Tacomentary 12:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Calling all taco lovers and those who feel indifferent toward tacos and would prefer not to pay for lunch! Sofia Hernandez and Sarah Ribstein, student contributors to Carpe Durham, will show their Tacomentary, a film about Durham's taco spots. Find out more about how you can be part of Carpe Durham -- a blog of the best places to eat in Durham. After the viewing, Benito's Taco Truck will pay a visit to the Law School for an on-site tasting. All are welcome. Food and drinks sponsored by DBA. For more information, contact Ally Heaney, at allison.heaney@duke.edu.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

  • Jul 8
    Summer Speakers Series 12:00 PMLaw School 4049

    Larry Helfer, the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law and co-director of Duke's Center for International and Comparative Law, to speak. Helfer has authored more than fifty publications and lectured widely on the interdisciplinary analysis of international law and institutions, international human rights, international litigation and dispute settlement, and international intellectual property law and policy. For more information, contact Kim Lott at lott@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/internat/downloads/summerseries.pdf

  • Jul 8
    Summer Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

Monday, July 13, 2009

  • Jul 13
    Summer Speakers Series 12:00 PMLaw School 4049

    Arti Rai, the Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law and an expert in patent law, law and the biopharmaceutical industry, and health care regulation, to speak. Rai's current research, funded by the NIH, focuses on intellectual property issues raised by collaborative R&D in areas ranging from synthetic biology to drug development. For more information, contact Kim Lott at lott@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/internat/downloads/summerseries.pdf

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

  • Jul 23
    Staff Summer Seminars: Introduction to Yoga 12:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Andrea Slanker, a certified yoga instructor, will teach this seminar. Attendees will learn about the fundamentals of yoga, basic postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation skills. The session is suitable for all levels, especially beginners, and is limited to 20 participants. Accept the GroupWise appointment from Nancy Cheek to attend.

Monday, July 27, 2009

  • Jul 27
    Summer Exam Breakfast 7:45 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Attention summer starters: Remember to grab a bagel and a cup of coffee on your way to your first exam. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Stephanie De Falco at defalco@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

  • Jul 30
    Staff Summer Seminars: Sane and Stress Free Through Sustained Self-Care 12:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Tracey Moon and Maria Moraca will talk about how massage and acupuncture can help you bring more vitality and flexibility into your life. Hear about the benefits and learn some of the self-care techniques that you can do daily to reduce stress accumulation in your body. The class is limited to 45 participants. Accept the GroupWise appointment from Nancy Cheek to attend.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

  • Aug 14
    LexisNexis Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    During this training session, a representative from LexisNexis will demonstrate how students should prepare for their upcoming on campus interviews and how to research employers utilizing LexisNexis. The training will focus on researching: 1) The law firm attorneys, their respective practices areas, and the cases on which they have worked, and 2) Government attorneys and employers. It will also provide students access to a document with over 300 links to the Martindale-Hubbell Profiles of law firms and government employers, news stories that mention the firms and government employers, and case law that the law firms and government employers were involved with. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

  • Aug 24
    Welcome Back Reception 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    A welcome back reception for returning students. Sponsored by the Dean's Office.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

  • Aug 25
    International Human Rights Law Society and International Criminal Court Student Network Information Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Come learn about two student organizations at the law school: the International Human Rights Law Society (IHRLS) and the International Criminal Court Student Network (ICCSN), including how to become a member of our executive board and how to volunteer for particular programs. Information about available ICCSN board positions can be found here: http://www.iccsn.com/duke. IHRLS board positions will be announced at the meeting. If you are unable to attend but would like to be considered for the executive board for either organization, send a resume and statement of interest to Matt Smith mas75@duke.edu. Executive board positions are open to law students only. Lunch served.

  • Aug 25
    Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Sharon Nash at nash@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

  • Aug 26
    Innocence Project Kickoff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Law Innocence Project hosts its initial interest meeting. All students who are interested in volunteering for the coming year are welcome to join. Lunch served. For more information, contact Sarah, Dave, or Kat at sarah.rutledge@law.duke.edu, david.mansfield@law.duke.edu, or katherine.shea@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 26
    Department of Justice Honors Program Presentation 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Spend the lunch hour with a representative of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Attorney Recruitment & Management, and learn about the vast array of practice areas offered by the DOJ's several divisions. Also glean unique insights into the application processes for law students seeking to enter any number of Federal Government Divisions through their respective Honors Programs. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 26
    Class of 2011 Reunites 7:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The 2L Class Reps (Proud, Aubrey, and Bridget) invite you to join them for beer and Q Shack. It'll be a great opportunity to reunite with your classmates and meet our newest additions, too! We'll have students lead brief discussions on what the Duke Law Blueprint to LEAD means for us, and how it plays out in Duke's uniquely friendly and cohesive student culture. For more information, contact Bridget McNamee at bridget.mcnamee@duke.edu.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

  • Aug 28
    Clerkship Stuffing 8:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    This is a mandatory session for clerkship applicants. Applicants will be required to attend and put together all of their paper applications. All letters of recommendation will be released. To sign up, contact Rob Barton at clerkshipmanager@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 28
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 28
    LexisNexis Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    During this training session, LexisNexis representative will demonstrate how to prepare for upcoming on campus interviews and research other employers utilizing LexisNexis and its numerous offerings. The training will focus on researching: 1) law firm attorneys, their respective practices areas, and the cases on which they have worked and 2) government attorneys and government employers. Attendees will be given access to a document with over 300 links to the Martindale-Hubbell Profiles, news stories, and case law involvement of law firms and government employers. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 28
    Student Organizations Fair 3:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Learn about the many different student organizations at Duke Law School and how you can get involved. Hosted by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, contact Garth Spencer at garth.spencer@duke.edu.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

  • Sep 1
    PILF Kickoff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) hosts its initial interest meeting. All students who might want a summer fellowship for an unfunded internship are encouraged to attend and learn more about PILF. For more information, contact Corinne, Beth, or Lauren at
    corinne.oshima@duke.edu, bethany.defrancesco@law.duke.edu, or lauren.fine@duke.edu.

  • Sep 1
    BLSA Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The Black Law Students Association's first meeting of the semester. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Angela Harper at alh40@duke.edu.

  • Sep 1
    An Insider's Guide to Effective Callbacks 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    All 2Ls and 3Ls in the midst of interview season should join WLSA and the Career Center team for an important program regarding the "do's" and "don'ts" of callback interviews. In addition to a brief overview of the Career Center's time-tested callback advice, you'll also gain valuable insights from a diverse panel of students, each of whom were successful in the callback process last year. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

  • Sep 3
    DBA Mentor/ Mentee Bagels and Coffee 9:30 AMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Attention DBA Mentors and Mentees, come grab a bagel and coffee and strike up a conversation with your mentor or mentee. Take your food anywhere around the Law School and talk about the first week of school. If you have any questions, contact Catherine Brewer at catherine.brewer@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 3
    Moot Court Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Members of the Moot Court Board will convene for a MANDATORY meeting to vote on constitutional amendments and to discuss plans for the coming year, including our competition schedule. For more information, contact David Mansfield at david.mansfield.law@gmail.com

  • Sep 3
    Hispanic Law Student Association - Kickoff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Join the Hispanic Law Student Association for its first meeting of the semester. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Jenny Bonilla at jenny.bonilla@duke.edu.

  • Sep 3
    Duke Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Our featured speaker this week is Bill Dahl, the Lutheran Campus Minister at Duke and a graduate of Stanford Law School. Bring your lunch and join us for a time of learning and fellowship. For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Sep 3
    Public Interest & Government Reception 5:30 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Students in all class years are invited to this reception which is an open opportunity to meet with several public interest and government employers that are interviewing Duke Law students. Whether you are interviewing or not, this is a great way to learn about public interest and government jobs and make contacts that may be able to help you now or in the future. Fritz Swartzbaugh '06, who began his career in the U.S. Department of Transportation Honors Program, will discuss his unique path and share tips about the application process for government jobs. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Camesha McAllister Jones at mcallister@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 4, 2009

  • Sep 4
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 4
    Public Interest and Pro Bono Sampler 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Kick off the year with a taste of change! Faculty, students, and alumni are invited to socialize and learn more about Duke Law's public interest opportunities. Cosponsored by the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office and DBA. For more information, contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

  • Sep 7
    International Law Society Kickoff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The International Law Society holds its kickoff meeting to discuss the role of ILS at Duke and our plans for the upcoming year. We will also have elections for 1L and LLM representatives. So, bring your friends. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Noah Browne at nlb17@duke.edu.

  • Sep 7
    Coalition Against Gendered Violence Information Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Domestic violence and sexual assault are prevailing issues in our society. Come hear from current members regarding legal and non-legal service projects to help raise awareness of this phenomenon. Pizza lunch served; bring your own beverage. For more information, contact Lanta Wang at lanta.wang@duke.edu or Tara Brennan at tara.brennan@duke.edu.

  • Sep 7
    DBA-Sponsored Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join representatives of the GPSC basketball committee and Duke Law students as they answer questions about basketball campout. For more information, contact Andrew Thurmond at andrew.thurmond@duke.edu.

  • Sep 7
    Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair Information Session 12:45 PMLaw School 3043

    Come hear about the Equal Justice Conference and Career Fair taking place October 24-25 in Washington, D.C. The EJW Career Fair is the nation's largest annual public interest/public sector employment fair. At this information session, you will hear more about the career fair, as well as how to prepare a resume, target employers, and get the most out of this year's conference. This information session is open to all class years, but with a focus on information for 1L participation in EJW. Cosponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, and the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

  • Sep 8
    Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Student leader Eric Teasdale, Durham County GAL Director Shirley Smith, and others will tell you about the opportunity to be trained and sworn in by the Durham County Court to assist in gathering information and presenting advice to the court on the placement of children whose parents have been accused of abuse or neglect. Pizza served. Bring your own beverage. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 8
    SOLIMENA Kickoff Event 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Student Organization for Legal Issues in the Middle East and North Africa (SOLIMENA) invites students interested in getting involved with the organization this year. We will discuss activities SOLIMENA is planning. Lunch provided. For more information, contact James Pearce at james.pearce@duke.edu.

  • Sep 8
    Duke Law Dems Kickoff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law Democrats invite you to join them for the first meeting of the year. Join us to learn about the agenda, events, and opportunities available this year for progressive change both within the Duke Law community and across the country. Pizza will be served. For more information, contact Ben Jacobs at ben.jacobs@duke.edu or Andrew Thurmond at andrew.thurmond@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

  • Sep 10
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    Amelia Ashton will present a paper about an empirical study of the decisions of state high-court judges. The Student Paper Series provides a forum for intellectually stimulating discussions of student scholarship and is open to all Duke Law students (you do not need to present a paper to participate). For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Franks at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 10
    Environmental Law Society Kickoff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join the Environmental Law Society for its 2009-2010 kickoff/interest meeting. We will be discussing our role on campus, our goals and plans for the upcoming year, and we will be electing 1L, LLM, and transfer student representatives. Lunch, including vegan options, will be served. For more information, contact Adrian Broderick at Adrian.Broderick@duke.edu.

  • Sep 10
    WTO Moot Team Information Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Students interested in being a part of Duke's WTO Moot Court Team should attend this meeting. Important dates, general information about the competition, and a sign-up sheet for tryouts will be provided. 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs welcome. Bring your lunch and learn more. For more information, contact Greg Dixon at gregory.dixon@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 10
    Duke Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Sep 10
    Supreme Court Moot with Paul Turner 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    This event has been canceled.

  • Sep 10
    LLM Career Kickoff 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join Chun Hu, Director of Special International Projects, and the Career Center for an overview of career planning for foreign-trained LLM students and introduce the Career & Professional Development Center's programs and resources available to Duke LLM students. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

  • Sep 15
    Planning for A Public Interest Career: for 1Ls 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Think you might want a career in government, a nonprofit, or with some other public interest employer? Learn about the steps you can take during law school to position yourself for the public interest career of your choice. Hear about events like the Equal Justice Works Career Fair. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 15
    Q & A with Justice Don Willett 12:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Take this opportunity to meet with Justice Don Willett of the Texas State Supreme Court. Any students interested in clerking will find Justice Willett's insights informative and beneficial. Justice Willett will spend time answering questions and will then be available to meet students afterwards. For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

  • Sep 16
    The Economics and Politics of Health Care Reform with Professors Richman & Charles 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join us for what promises to be a lively debate between Professors Barak Richman and Guy Charles on the relative importance of economics (Richman) and politics (Charles) in the discussion surrounding health care reform. Student participation will be encouraged. Lunch served. Hosted by the Health Law Society and the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Patricia Hammond at patriciahammond@gmail.com.

  • Sep 16
    WLSA Kickoff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    WLSA hosts a lunch, funded by DBA, to welcome our members and provide more information on the events WLSA will host throughout the year. For more information, contact Rocio Perez at rocio.perez@duke.edu.

  • Sep 16
    SPCPI Kickoff 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The members of Students Pursuing Careers in the Public Interest (SPCPI) are social idealists, government bureaucrats, and everything in between that characterizes the field of "public interest" law. All students considering or committed to public interest work are welcome to join us as we discuss plans for the upcoming school year. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Almira Moronne at almira.moronne@duke.edu.

  • Sep 16
    Premeditated: Meditations on Capital Punishment 5:00 PMFriedl Atrium

    Please join us as we close this show by award winning Chicano artist Malaquias Montoya. This show features silkscreen images and paintings dealing with the death penalty and penal institutions.Our two special guests are Darryl Hunt and State Rep. Floyd McKissick (invited). Hunt is a Winston-Salem native who in 1984 was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of newspaper employee Deborah Sykes. He served over 19 years in prison before being exonerated due to DNA evidence. State Sen. Floyd McKissick, Jr., an attorney, was selected in 2007 to serve out the term of the late Jeanne Hopkins Lucas in the North Carolina Senate. The son of the late civil rights activist Floyd McKissick, the senator is a cosponsor of the Racial Justice Act, signed into law by Gov. Beverly Purdue in August 2009.

    http://latino.aas.duke.edu/news/events.php

  • Sep 16
    Q&A with Civil Rights Attorney Larry Organ '94 5:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Organ is a plaintiffs-side attorney representing clients in employment and civil rights-related cases regarding sex, race, and sexual orientation discrimination matters, as well as wrongful termination, retaliation and whistleblower claims. He began his legal career as a federal government Honors Program attorney, and in 2005 established his own firm to focus his practice on civil and employment rights-related client representation. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono and the Duke Law Alumni & Development Office. This is a dinner event, with limited space: RSVP is required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

  • Sep 17
    Breakfast with the Dean 10:00 AMLaw School 2014

    Join Dean David F. Levi for coffee and conversation. Continental breakfast and refreshments served. Event is full. Sign up for breakfast with the Dean on Oct. 27 by contacting Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu by Oct. 26.

  • Sep 17
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    3L Jason Rathod will present "A Post-Racial Voting Rights Act," a seminar paper which he hopes to develop into an article. Lunch served. The Student Paper Series provides a forum for intellectually stimulating discussions of student scholarship and is open to all Duke Law students (you do not need to present a paper to participate). For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Franks at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    Law and Social Science Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4049

    Professor Michael Munger of the Duke Political Science Department will speak about his paper "It's Not Just Disclosure." Lunch provided for all who RSVP to Lisa Musty at musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    Animal Law Society Kickoff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    The Animal Law Society is having its fall kickoff meeting. Come to hear more about exciting speakers & pro bono work in the field of animal law, as well as volunteer opportunities with local animal rights organizations. For more information, contact Tara Brennan at tara.brennan@duke.edu or Halerie Mahan at halerie.mahan@duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    Duke Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    Veterans Pro Bono Project Interest Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Join the Veterans' Disability Assistance Project and help American veterans receive the disability benefits they deserve through service to our nation. This interest meeting will provide information on how students can team up with attorneys to research, file, and appeal disability claims on behalf of American veterans before the Veterans Administration. We will also design a training program for local attorneys and law students. Lunch served; RSVP to burrucker@law.duke.edu by Wednesday, Sept. 16.

  • Sep 17
    Pass the Bar for 3Ls 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Bar examiners will discuss nuts and bolts of bar exams, as well as how to address the character & fitness portion of the application. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    CICL Lecture: Professor Fabrizio Cafaggi 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Fabrizio Cafaggi, professor of comparative law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, will present an open lecture on his paper entitled, "Private Regulation in European Private Law." Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL). Lunch is first come, first served. Cafaggi's paper is available at www.law.duke.edu/cicl. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    Coffee with Attorney of the International Criminal Court 1:30 PMLaw School 2014

    Join us for an afternoon coffee with Horejah Bala-Gaye, Assistant Trial Lawyer at the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for a discussion on working for the ICC and opportunities with international tribunals. Sponsored by the JD/LLM Program and Career & Professional Development Center. Coffee and refreshments provided. RSVP to Chun Hu hu@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    Vis Team Organizational Meeting 5:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Students who may be interested in participating on the Duke team for the Willem Vis International Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna, Austria, should attend this meeting. We will discuss the competition and the team selection process. For more information on the Vis competition see http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/vis.html. If you cannot attend the meeting but are interested in the competition, email Professor Holton at Holton@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    SOLIMENA Iftar Potluck Picnic 7:00 PMSarah P. Duke Gardens

    The Student Organization for Legal Issues in the Middle East and North Africa (SOLIMENA) is hosting an iftar potluck picnic to celebrate the breaking of the fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Come join us on the south lawn in the Duke Gardens at 7 p.m. For more information and details regarding a possible rain location, please contact Jessica Stringer at jessica.stringer@duke.edu.

Friday, September 18, 2009

  • Sep 18
    Student Media Workshop Open House 9:00 AMSee description

    Come out and be introduced to Duke Law's new Student Media Workshop, located in the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. This new space offers students the opportunity to work on law-related audio/visual and graphic design projects. The Open House will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Miguel Bordo at bordo@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 18
    "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll" Auditions 11:00 AMLaw School 4040

    Duke Law Drama Society is holding auditions for its first production of the 2009-2010 season - "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll." These are open to all interested students at Duke Law. For more information, contact slavik.gabinsky@law.duke.edu or andrew.m.roth@gmail.com.

  • Sep 18
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

Monday, September 21, 2009

  • Sep 21
    Michael Dreeben, U.S. Department of Justice 11:00 AMLaw School 2014

    Michael Dreeben, assistant solicitor general of the United States, will speak with interested students about the DOJ's Honors Program. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono, and the Career & Professional Development Center. RSVP only event; RSVP to Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 21
  • Sep 21
    Death Penalty Reform Group Kickoff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join the Death Penalty Reform Group for lunch. We'll provide pizza and volunteer placements, you bring your ideas for events this semester and your enthusiasm for real legal experience helping real clients. We also have exciting placements for those interested in policy work. For more information, contact David Fry david.fry@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 21
    Advocating for the Voiceless: Children's Constitutional Right to Counsel 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Lewis Pitts, senior managing attorney for Advocates for Children's Services, a statewide project of Legal Aid of North Carolina, will speak and participate in a Q&A about whether abused and neglected children in the foster care system have a constitutional due process right to counsel. Pitts will also give an overview of his career as an advocate for children's rights both inside and outside the courtroom. Lunch provided. Sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta. For more information, contact Katelyn Love at k.love@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

  • Sep 22
    Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Society Kickoff 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the IPCS as Professor Jenkins presents an introduction to the world of intellectual property. Information will also be provided about upcoming events and opportunities for students interested in IP and about elections for 1L Representatives. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Travis Buchanan at travis.buchanan@duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    PAD Lunch Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Details to follow. For more information, contact Erin Vernon at env2@duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    Supreme Court Review 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law professors Neil Siegel, Stuart Benjamin, Guy-Uriel Charles, and Lisa Kern Griffin will discuss some of the most important Supreme Court decisions from the October 2008 Term. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    JD-MBA Info Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Are you interested in expanding your career options beyond law, do you want to earn more money, or are you simply interested in becoming a more highly qualified and marketable attorney? A JD-MBA might be just the solution for you. If you have ever had an interest in finding out more about the JD-MBA program at Duke, attend this event. Current JD-MBA students will answer questions about career options, admissions to Fuqua, the GMAT, etc. For more information, contact Adam Zwecker at adam.zwecker@duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    Government and Public Interest Job Searching: Summer and Beyond 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Program with Q&A for 2Ls seeking summer jobs in government and public interest, highlighting building credentials for a post-graduation job. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    DFLSC Town Hall Forum 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Duke Forum for Law and Social Change, Health Law Society, and Duke Law Democrats invite you to our Town Hall Forum on health care reform. Please join our student panel to discuss the present health care reform issue. The floor will be open for any questions and comments, and we encourage open discussion among all viewpoints. For more information, contact Stephanie Lam at stephanie.lam@duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    Immigration Education Project Interest Meeting and Training 4:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Join officers of the Immigration Education Project for an information session. If you are interested in participating in the program, training will take place immediately following the session. Pizza served during the training. For more information and to RSVP, contact Nadia Prinz at nadia.prinz@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

  • Sep 23
    Legal Practice in Korea: East Asian Legal Studies Lecture & Discussion 12:10 PMLaw School 4047

    Come learn more about Korea's legal system and judiciary, law firms in Korea, and transnational corporate practice in Korea. Our speaker is Youngjoon Kwon from Seoul National University; question-and-answer session to follow presentation. Hosted by the Society for East Asian Legal Studies (SEALS), a student-led organization. Please RSVP to david.russo@law.duke.edu if you are interested in attending as we'd like to get a general head count.

  • Sep 23
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Weekly meeting. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Patrick Foley at patrick.foley@duke.edu.

  • Sep 23
    Exchange Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    Upperclass students interested in studying abroad during the Spring 2010 semester are invited to join the International Studies staff and former exchange students at this informational meeting. Attendees should feel free to bring their lunch to this informal meeting. For more information, contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 23
    Dean's Lecture Series: Continuing the Discussion 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    All 1Ls are encouraged to join Dean Levi and Professors Weistart and Purdy for an optional informal discussion exploring alternative views of Lawyers as Leaders. Feel free to bring your own lunch. For more information, contact Jennifer Dominguez at dominguez@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

  • Sep 24
    Sports & Entertainment Law Society Kickoff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The Sports & Entertainment Law Society will hold its kickoff meeting to talk about SELS's plans for the upcoming year. We will also have elections/taking volunteers for 1L positions. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information, contact Stephen Williams at sww6@duke.edu.

  • Sep 24
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    3L Daniel Mandell will present his paper entitled "Making Apple Juice with Oranges: Why Random Member Selection is a Bad Idea for Courts-Martial" in which he argues that random jury selection contravenes the goals of the military justice system. The Student Paper Series provides a forum for intellectually stimulating discussions of student scholarship and is open to all Duke Law students (you do not need to present a paper to participate). For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Franks at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 24
    Community Roundtable 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    For more information, contact Associate Dean Jason Belk at belk@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 24
    Street Law Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Student leaders Lauren Fine, Halerie Mahan, Caroline Mix, and others will provide information on various opportunities available through the many Street Law components offered at Duke Law School. Pizza served. Bring your own beverage. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 24
    Duke Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Sep 24
    The Legacy of Justice Souter 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Stuart Benjamin and Ernest Young of Duke Law School and Heather Gerken of Yale Law School, former co-clerks in Justice Souter's chambers, will reunite for a panel discussion to reflect on their time together with the Justice and offer thoughts on how history is likely to remember him. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 24
    Memorial Service for Professor Robinson Everett 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Please join the Duke Law community in celebrating the life and legacy of beloved alumnus, faculty member, and friend, Robinson O. Everett '59. The memorial service will be available via webcast at http://www.law.duke.edu/webcast/.

    http://dukealumni.bm23.com/public/?q=preview_message&fn=Link&id=5pbsmdqxlce1vlvi8fj9i30b4ktwk&ssid=47&t=3

  • Sep 24
    Braxton Craven Inn of Court 6:00 PMLaw School 3000

    The Braxton Craven Inn of Court is a local group of judges, practicing attorneys, law professors and students who meet regularly to discuss and debate issues relating to legal ethics and professionalism. Pre-registration is required as well as a $15 fee to help cover cost of dinner. Interested students may contact Susan McLean at mclean@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 24
    Entrepreneur Law 101 (DEES) 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Entrepreneur opportunities and options. Duke students and faculty are involved in a number of exciting new start-up opportunities. Learn how you can participate. For more information, contact Doris Ann Kelly at dkelly@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 25, 2009

  • Sep 25
    Coffee Q&A with Alyssa L. Rebensdorf '99 10:00 AMLaw School 2014

    We invite all students interested in exploring a career in Minnesota or in other parts of the Upper Northwest to come meet with Duke Law alumna, Alyssa L. Rebensdorf, a partner at Minneapolis-based Blackwell Burke, PA. She will be more than happy to answer student questions about the many exciting professional opportunities in her region of the country and talk about the highly sophisticated legal work taking place within her thriving community. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. To RSVP, email Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 25
    LLM Resume Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Career counselors to give an interactive presentation on crafting American-style resumes and cover letters. Bring a copy of your draft U.S.-style resume to the workshop for review. Workshop is mandatory for LLM students who plan to participate in the annual LLM Job Fair in January 2010. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 25
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 25
    Duke Law Innocence Project Training Weekend 4:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Innocence Project participants learn the basics of Innocence Project work and undoubtedly leave enthused about the work and the field more broadly. The bulk of the training will be in Room 4047. For more information, contact Kat Shea at katherineshea@gmail.com, Sarah Rutledge at sarah.rutledge@law.duke.edu, or Dave Mansfield at david.mansfield@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

  • Sep 28
    Business Law Society Kickoff Lunch 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The Business Law Society invites students to attend its kickoff lunch meeting. BLS co-chairs will discuss upcoming events, opportunities to get involved, and leadership positions for first year students. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Kristin Bacchus (kristin.bacchus@duke.edu), Daniel Leslie (daniel.leslie@duke.edu), or Austin Sandler (austin.sandler@duke.edu).

  • Sep 28
    Law and History Society Kickoff 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The Law and History Society is a newly formed student group at Duke that is dedicated to providing educational, research, and professional development opportunities for students with an interest in legal history. For more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    NC BAR Pizza Party 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Details to follow. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    Public Interest Retreat Planning Committee 6:00 PMLaw School 3037

    The Public Interest Retreat Planning Committee will meet to decide the theme for this year' s event. The retreat, which takes place in January, is a great opportunity for students to reconnect with some of the reasons they came to law school. Commitment is light and we have a lot of fun planning this special weekend! Dinner provided. For more information, contact Claudia Ahwireng (claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu) or Angela Harper (angela.harper@duke.edu).

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

  • Sep 29
    Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Sharon Nash at nash@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 29
    Southern Justice Spring Break Interest Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Spring break in Cancun has nothing on spring break Duke Law style. Join Corinne Oshima, Phil Rubin, and James Van Strander as they provide information on the vastly different and extremely exciting opportunities available for the annual Southern Justice Spring Break Trip. Leaders and other prior year participants will discuss locations, organizations, funding sources, etc. Pizza served. For more information, contact Phil Rubin at phil.rubin@duke.edu.

  • Sep 29
    National Security Challenges for the Obama Administration 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Scott Silliman will lead a discussion of current issues related to national security law and policy. Topics include detainee policy, targeted killings, the DOJ torture probe, and the escalating conflict in Afghanistan. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the National Security Law Society. For more information, contact Nick Rueter at nick.rueter@duke.edu.

  • Sep 29
    Dean's Roundtable 4:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Invitation only event.

  • Sep 29
    PALS Opening Social 5:30 PMLaw School Beber Sculpture Garden

    All law students and faculty with children (or expecting children) are invited to join PALS for our opening social. Bring the whole family and blankets and join us for a southern style picnic on the lawn behind the law school (weather permitting, otherwise in the Blue Lounge) complete with local fried chicken and barbecue. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the other Parents Attending Law School. Please RSVP to ryan.spiers@duke.edu and let us know how many people will be accompanying you.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

  • Sep 30
    Supreme Court Moot with Patricia Millett 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Supreme Court Moot with Patricia Millett:
    United States v. Stevens

    Neil Siegel will serve as the moderator. The Judges Panel includes Don Ayer; Joseph Blocher; Sara Beale; and Stuart Benjamin.

    Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 30
    Language Tables Kickoff 12:15 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Groups of LLMs and JDs will meet to establish language groups in the Blue Lounge over pizza. English is strictly prohibited within groups (however, all levels are encouraged to attend). Groups will make plans to meet in the future to practice language skills and have fun. Future events include: foreign movies, soccer matches (for example: Spanish speakers v. French speakers), parties, food gatherings, etc. Sponsored by the International Law Society. For more information, contact Michael Svetich at michaelsvetich@gmail.com.

  • Sep 30
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Weekly meeting. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Patrick Foley at patrick.foley@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

  • Oct 1
    Custom Suit Tailoring 10:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Do you need to look sharp for interviews and summer clerkships? Want a custom suit made for you? The Business Law Society has invited a tailor to campus from Raja Fashion (http://www.raja-fashions.com/) to make you a custom suit. Custom suit measurements will be Oct 1-3 in the Duke Law Blue Lounge and last about 30 minutes. Suits start at $350 for men and $400 for women (shipping included). Suits and shirts will be tailored in Hong Kong and China. This event is open to students, faculty and friends. Set your appointment now by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/customsuit. For more information, contact Dan Leslie at daniel.leslie@duke.edu.

  • Oct 1
    "Live From the SEC" Web Conference 12:00 PMLaw School 4049

    Please join Professor Bill Brown for the 10th Annual "Live from the SEC" - A Review of Recent Developments in International Securities Regulation and Enforcement.
    Live From the SEC is a highly successful live, interactive broadcast from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's headquarters in Washington, DC to locations in London, New York, Chicago and other venues around the world.
    This program will feature updates by high-ranking SEC staff on SEC policy relevant to practitioners around the world. Particular attention will be given to issues relevant to cross-border transactions and non-U.S. issuers, as well as multi-jurisdictional cooperation among regulators. For more information, contact Slavik Gabinsky at slavik.gabinsky@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 1
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    3L Ben Feit will present Thinking Outside the Tackle Box: Oakland Raiders v. NFL and the Case for Imposing a Fiduciary Duty on the Commissioner of the NFL Vis-a-vis Club Owners. Lunch served.

    The Student Paper Series provides a forum for intellectually stimulating discussions of student scholarship and is open to all Duke Law students (you do not need to present a paper to participate). For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Fitt at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 1
    Phi Alpha Delta Kick-off and Information Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Phi Alpha Delta is a co-educational, international law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion, and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession, and the community. PAD provides great opportunities for connections with alumni, networking with other law schools around the state and nation, and professional and social opportunities. Join us for a short information session on what make Phi Alpha Delta a great opportunity. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Hillary Bunsow at hillary.bunsow@duke.edu.

  • Oct 1
    Former Ambassador to the UN John Bolton on President Obama's New International Order 5:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Former Ambassador to the UN John Bolton to speak about President Obama's New International Order. Sponsored by the Federalist Society, the International Law Society, and the Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy. Light refreshments served.
    For more information, contact Erica Stalnecker at ems14@duke.edu.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

  • Oct 3
    Custom Suit Tailoring 10:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Do you need to look sharp for interviews and summer clerkships? Want a custom suit made for you? The Business Law Society has invited a tailor to campus from Raja Fashion (http://www.raja-fashions.com/) to make you a custom suit. Custom suit measurements will be Oct 1-3 in the Duke Law Blue Lounge and last about 30 minutes. Suits start at $350 for men and $400 for women (shipping included). Suits and shirts will be tailored in Hong Kong and China. This event is open to students, faculty and friends. Set your appointment now by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/customsuit. For more information, contact Dan Leslie at daniel.leslie@duke.edu.

  • Oct 3
    Fall Cocktail 9:30 PMSee description

    The Duke Bar Association invites students and special guests to this semi-formal event at Shaba Shabu (4020 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham). For more information, contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu.

Monday, October 5, 2009

  • Oct 5
    Lives in the Law with Rita Hauser 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Dean David F. Levi will interview international lawyer and philanthropist, Rita Hauser, about her career in international law, her interest in human rights, and significant milestones along the way. Hauser is president of The Hauser Foundation and of counsel to the New York City law firm, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan where she was a senior partner for more than twenty years. She served on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from 2001 - 2004; chairs The International Peace Institute (affiliated with the United Nations); is chair of the advisory board of the International Crisis Group; and was elected to the foundation board of the Global Humanitarian Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, contact Jeff Coates at coates@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 5
    An Inside Job: Indonesia's Path to Constitutional Democracy 2:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Professor Donald Horowitz shares his insight into the issues and challenges of Indonesia's transformation to a democratic nation. For more information, contact Tia Williams at williams@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

  • Oct 6
    Supreme Court Preview 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law Professors Neil Siegel, Ernest Young, James Coleman, and Samuel Buell will discuss important cases that the Supreme Court will hear in the upcoming term. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 6
    Dean's Cup Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4049

    The Moot Court Board will host an information session for students interested in competing in this year's Dean's Cup. For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 6
    BLSA Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    For more information, contact Angela Harper at alh40@duke.edu.

  • Oct 6
    Intersection of Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    After enacting the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) in 1986, Congress recognized that reform might lead to discrimination against lawful immigrants and workers who look foreign. Congress created an Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) to enforce immigration-related protections. Margaret Hu (Duke Law, 2000), OSC Special Policy Counsel in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will discuss the history of comprehensive immigration reform, the status of immigration reform legislation, and the civil rights protections enforced by OSC that might be impacted by any immigration reform bill.

    Lunch provided. Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and Asian Law Students Association. For more information, contact Lily Li at lily.li@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

  • Oct 7
    Dean's Cup Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4049

    The Moot Court Board will host an information session for students interested in competing in this year's Dean's Cup. For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 7
    Transitioning from Law to Politics 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Details to follow. For more information, contact Angela Harper at alh40@duke.edu.

  • Oct 7
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Patrick Foley at patrick.foley@duke.edu.

  • Oct 7
    The Role of the Supreme Court: Rhetoric v. Reality 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    A Supreme Court litigator and Duke professors will debate the proper role of the U.S. Supreme Court in American democracy. Co-sponsored by ACS, the Federalist Society, and the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact James Pearce at james.pearce@duke.edu.

  • Oct 7
    Tea Times with Professors: WLSA Series 5:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Professor Jane Wettach launches WLSA's Faculty Teas series. At each Tea, a small group of students will get to know a different professor, with the goal of fostering a closer student-faculty connection. Professor Wettach is the first director of the Law School's Children's Law Clinic and a professor of Education Law. Space is limited to 15 students. To reserve your spot, email the event coordinator, Amy Rublin, at amy.rublin@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

  • Oct 8
    Charity Denim 10:00 AMBryan Center Von Canon Rooms

    The Duke Public Interest Law Foundation is sponsoring a Charity Denim sale at the Duke University Bryan Center (120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708) from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Designer jeans, tops, and dresses from Hudson Jeans, Seven Jeans, True Religion, Citizens of Humanity, and many more will be sold at heavily reduced prices. A portion of the proceeds will fund public interest law fellowships for Duke Law students. Come early, buy often, and make a difference by looking good! For more information, contact Natasha Alladina at natasha.alladina@duke.edu.

  • Oct 8
    Access to Medicines: Using Intellectual Property Rights to Promote Global Health 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Dr. Anthony So (director of Duke's Program on Global Health and Technology Access) and Professor Arti Rai will discuss the public sector's strategic use of pharmaceutical intellectual property rights to promote global health and the challenges to doing so. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, contact Katherine Record at katherine.record@law.duke.edu, or visit http://www.mycollegeads.com/hls/.

  • Oct 8
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Please bring your lunch and join Duke's CLS for a short presentation and fellowship. For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Oct 8
    Finding a Footing: Staying Competitive in a Changing Job Market & Planning Your Career for the Short, Medium, and Long Term 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Liz Price, Professional Personnel Partner at Alston & Bird LLP and Alan Surchin, Director of Partners, Groups & Mergers at Mestel & Company, a leading attorney placement firm with offices throughout the nation, for a candid discussion about the shifting hiring model at major U.S. law firms and what that means for your career. Specifically, these experts will look beyond the 2L summer and share the steps students can and should be taking now to launch their career and position themselves to shift into large law firms, senior government positions, business or others, no matter where their careers start out. This event is co-sponsored by the DBA & lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 8
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    This week, the Student Paper Series will host a panel entitled "Getting Published in Academia." Members of the Duke Law faculty and journal editors will speak about the publication process. Lunch provided. For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Franks at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 8
    First Fridays on Thursday 4:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join faculty, staff, and students as we celebrate the start of Fall Break with Caribbean cuisine and beverages. You can also mingle with members of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. For more information, contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu.

  • Oct 8
    Law and Morality: What's the Connection? 7:30 PMSee description

    Professor George (D.Phil, Oxford University; JD, Harvard University; AB, Swarthmore College) will speak in the Gothic Reading Room.He has served on the President's Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

  • Oct 15
    31st Annual Duke University Estate Planning Conference 7:30 AMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

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

    http://www.law.duke.edu/conference/2009/estateplan/

Friday, October 16, 2009

  • Oct 16
    31st Annual Duke University Estate Planning Conference 8:00 AMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

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

    http://www.law.duke.edu/conference/2009/estateplan/

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

  • Oct 20
    Career Center Open House for 1Ls 8:30 AMSee description

    Stop by before or after your morning class to meet the staff of the Career Center over coffee and donuts and hear just a bit about the ways we can help you launch your career. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 20
    Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Interest Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Members of the VITA executive committee share their experiences in keeping thousands of dollars in the pockets of greater Durham residents which allows reinvestment into community enterprise. Come find out how you can be involved. Pizza served. Bring your own beverage. For more information, contact Daniel Willis at daniel.willis@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 20
    DBA Social Committee Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    The Social Committee will be meeting to review preparations for Halloween Party. Anyone who is interested in event planning is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu.

  • Oct 20
    Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Looking Ahead 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law professors Joseph Blocher, Marin Levy,
    and Leticia Saucedo will consider the personal and professional background of Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor in an attempt to imagine the sort of justice that she is most likely to become both methodologically and ideologically. Topics will include areas of the law in which she may vote differently than Justice David Souter did; the potential relevance of her ethnic background to the way in which she will execute her judicial responsibilities; and the possible effects that her varied legal experiences will have on how she approaches the job. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 20
    Duke Law Innocence Project Research Tutorial (Public Records Search and Library Presentation) 12:20 PMLaw School 4055

    This presentation for all Innocence Project volunteers will give an overview of various helpful research methods to employ when investigating your cases. Presenter Toby Coleman will focus on finding and obtaining public records, and the North Carolina Public Records Law. Then, Amy Taylor will cover ways that the library can assist your teams. Other interested students are more than welcome to attend. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Kat Shea at katherine.shea@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 20
    WLSA Tea Time with Professor Lisa Griffin 5:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Professor Lisa Kern Griffin participates in WLSA's Faculty Teas series. At each tea, a small group of students will get to know a different professor, with the goal of fostering a closer student-faculty connection. Professor Griffin teaches in the areas of evidence and criminal law and procedure, and her scholarship focuses on federal criminal justice policy. Space is limited to 15 students. To reserve your spot, please email the event's coordinator, Amy Rublin, at amy.rublin@duke.edu.

  • Oct 20
    Phi Alpha Delta Inductions 6:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Phi Alpha Delta will be holding its fall induction for new members. The fraternity focuses on offering professional opportunities beyond the walls of Duke Law, social events, and service to the law school and community. All interested law students are welcome to join. The induction will take about an hour; lifetime membership costs $80. For more information, contact Hillary Bunsow at hillary.bunsow@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

  • Oct 21
    Supreme Court Moot (Jones v. Harris) 10:00 AMLaw School 3043

    In Jones v. Harris, the Supreme Court has been asked to clarify the standard for judging whether fees charged by mutual fund advisors are excessive under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940. The case may provide insight into the extent to which the Court will support closer scrutiny of the investment industry in the wake of the financial crisis. David Frederick, a leading Supreme Court litigator at Kellogg, Hube, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel in Washington, D.C., will do a practice moot at the Law School in preparation for his Nov. 2 oral argument at the Supreme Court. The distinguished panel will include Professors Jim Cox, Deborah DeMott, Bill Brown, Neil Siegel, and 3L Emily Johnson. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 21
    Duke University Duke Alert System Test 10:00 AMSee description

    At about 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, Duke will conduct a test of the various communication tools of the DukeALERT notification system. The notification methods used in the DukeALERT system include emergency email, an emergency website, a telephone recording, the outdoor warning system and text messaging. No internal alarms will sound, but external alarms will. For mor information, see: http://www.oit.duke.edu/vvw/mobile/dukealert.php.

  • Oct 21
    Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    William Patry, senior copyright counsel at Google and former professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, will present the eighth annual Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property. His talk is entitled "Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars: A Reply to Jack Valenti."

    http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/lectures/patry

  • Oct 21
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Patrick Foley at patrick.foley@duke.edu.

  • Oct 21
    Management Consulting for Lawyers 2:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Join the Career Center and Tommy Thekkekandam JD/MBA '10 for a discussion of management consulting, opportunities for law students and lawyers, the "case interview," and more. Tommy T. worked at McKinsey & Co. last summer and will share his experience and insights. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

  • Oct 22
    Charity Bar Review Kickoff 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Health Law Society, International Human Rights Law Society, the Refugee and Asylum Support Project, and the International Law Society invite you to stop and learn about this evening's Charity Bar Review. The event will be raising money for clean birthing kits provided by the Marie Stopes International Ltd., which provides these kits to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) around the world. IDPs have been forced to leave their homes for involuntary reasons, but because they have not crossed national borders they are not given protection under the Refugee Convention. Please join us to learn how $2.00 can help safely deliver a baby! For more information, contact Elizabeth Hall at ceh28@duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    Environmental Law Society Brown-bag Lunch Discussion: Wetlands 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    The Environmental Law Society hosts a brown-bag lunch discussion about wetland mitigation and restoration. Mike Elion will discuss his experience as an environmental scientist before coming to law school and U.S. wetland policy. Join us for this informal discussion. For more information, contact Adrian Broderick at adrian.broderick@duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    The Impact and Efficacy of School Discipline 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Professor Jane Wettach will discuss the impact and efficacy of school discipline. Sponsored by the Education Law and Policy Society. For more information, contact Brooke Girley at brooke.girley@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    Securities Regulation in Taiwan and the U.S.: Comparative Perspectives on Disclosure - Jim Cox and Andrew Lin 12:15 PMLaw School 4049

    Presentation by Professor Jim Cox and Professor Andrew Lin (National Taiwan University). More than 50 percent of securities regulation is imposing disclosure requirements as regulatory mechanism. This talk will compare the rules on financial disclosure requirements of both primary and secondary markets and the liabilities for not complying with the law and regulation. What types of fraudulent financial reporting occur? Who is held accountable for misrepresentation/omission? Who are the winners of the securities class actions? Are investors actually protected? Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact David Russo at david.russo@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    SPCPI Pre-Equal Justice Works Warm-Up 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join us to hear from students who got their summer jobs at the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. They will talk about their experience, give interviewing tips, and discuss working in the non-profit sector during the economic downturn. For more information, contact Almira Moronne at almira.moronne@duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    Law and Social Science Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Assistant Professor of Strategy Aaron K. Chatterji of the Fuqua Business School will present his paper entitled: "Credit Cards, Race and Entrepreneurship"

    Lunch will be provided for all those who RSVP to Lisa Musty at musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    Tobias Coleman '10 will present a paper entitled, "Limiting Judges: Placing Limits on Judges' Power in Hard Look Review." In the paper, Coleman examines hard-look review in administrative law and concludes that recent efforts to limit judges' discretion under hard-look review may be futile. The Student Paper Series provides a forum for intellectually stimulating discussions of student scholarship and is open to all Duke Law students (you do not need to present a paper to participate). For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Franks at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    Campaign Finance Laws and Free Speech 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Steve Simpson, from the Institute for Justice, to speak about how campaign finance laws are destroying free speech. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Non-pizza lunch provided. For more information, contact Erica Stalnecker at ems14@duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    The Racial Justice Act: What It Is and Why We Need Your Help 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Prominent lawyer Jay Ferguson is joining us to discuss the Racial Justice Act. In conjunction with this Act, lawyers and law students across the state are mounting massive data-collection efforts to research the history of discrimination in the judicial system. Duke is assembling a team to collect data in Wake County and we are looking for volunteers. This talk will be worthwhile for those interested in participating and those who want to learn more about this significant legislation. For more information, contact Kristen Wolff at kristen.wolff@duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    1L Core Skills Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 3041

    This event is the one you don't want to miss. We will go through resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and much more with professionals from government, public interest, private practice and the judiciary. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    Self Defense Workshop 5:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Phi Alpha Delta welcomes you to Durham and offers this workshop to teach some tips and maneuvers to help you be safe. The workshop will be led by a local martial artist with more than fifteen years of experience. Comfortable clothes are recommended. For more information, contact Carmen Jo Ponce at carmen.ponce@duke.edu.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

  • Oct 24
    Phi Alpha Delta Football Tailgate 11:00 AMLaw School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Come to the Beber Sculpture Garden on Saturday for a tailgate and barbecue before the game. There is a grill, so there will be free hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks. The Beber Sculpture Garden is located behind the school, right by the law parking lot. Tailgate starts at 11:00 a.m., game is at 1:30 p.m. Presented by Phi Alpha Delta; sponsored by DBA. For more information, contact Hillary Bunsow at hnb8@duke.edu.

Monday, October 26, 2009

  • Oct 26
    International Week Keynote Speaker: William H. Taft, IV 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    William H. Taft IV, former legal adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State and currently of counsel at Fried Frank, in Washington, D.C. will present a lecture entitled, "Promises to Keep: The Conduct of American Foreign Policy and International Agreements" on conducting foreign policy in a globalized world. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL). Lunch is first come, first served. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    Lives in International Law: Dialogue with William H. Taft IV 2:00 PMLaw School 3000

    The JD-LLM Program invites members of the Duke Law community to this opportunity to converse with William H. Taft IV in a small-group setting. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to gurel@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

  • Oct 27
    Breakfast with the Dean 9:00 AMLaw School 2014

    Join Dean David F. Levi for coffee and conversation. Continental breakfast and refreshments served. Space is limited. Sign up by contacting Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu by Oct. 26.

  • Oct 27
    Croissants et Cafe - International Week 9:30 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Join the Law School community for pastries and coffee in the Star Commons. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean.

  • Oct 27
    1L Exam Info and Software Installation Session 10:00 AMLaw School 3037

    1L JD students are asked to come to one of our introductory sessions on exam procedure. The registrar will share information about using your laptop in exams, and we will assist you in installling Electronic Bluebook (EBB), the exam software in use at Duke Law. 2Ls and 3Ls are welcome as well, but please uninstall your old version of EBB before the session. International LLM students will be assisted at special smaller sessions (look for an invitation in your email).

  • Oct 27
    Environmental Law Society 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    The Environmental Law Society will hold a short information session about its camping trip on Nov. 7-8. Come with questions and suggestions! For more information, contact Adrian Broderick at asb34@duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    LLM Panel - Globalization of International Law Firms 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    LLM students who are international attorneys working outside of their home countries will discuss globalization of international law firms and its impact. Panelists include Cameron Hosie (New Zealand), Vanessa Jacob (Brazil), WeiWei Luo (China), Francisco Javier Martinez Fernandez (Spain) and Makoto Uda (Japan). For more information, contact Chun Hu at hu@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    2L/3L Panel for 1Ls 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    A panel of 2Ls and 3Ls discuss careers with 1L students. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    Douglas Feith: The Global War on Terror: Setting the Record Straight 5:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Doug Feith, former under secretary of defense for policy in the Bush administration, to speak. Sponsored by the Federalist Society, The Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy, and the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Erica Stalnecker at ems14@duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    Cultural Extravaganza Rehearsal 7:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Dress rehearsal for participants in the Cultural Extravaganza. For more information, contact Noah Browne at noah.browne@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

  • Oct 28
    1L Exam Info and Software Installation Session 10:00 AMLaw School 3037

    1L JD students are asked to come to one of our introductory sessions on exam procedure. The registrar will share information about using your laptop in exams, and we will assist you in installling Electronic Bluebook (EBB), the exam software in use at Duke Law. 2Ls and 3Ls are welcome as well, but please uninstall your old version of EBB before the session. International LLM students will be assisted at special smaller sessions (look for an invitation in your email).

  • Oct 28
    The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Immigrant Issues 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    As part of a series of events during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Hope Williams, a staff attorney at the Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc., Battered Immigrant Project, will share her experience working at the crossroad of domestic violence and immigrant issues. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Coalition Against Gendered Violence. For more information, contact Lanta Wang at lanta.wang@duke.edu or Tara Brennan at tara.a.brennan@duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    Free Speech on Campus 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Universities often provide the setting for important (and sometimes inflammatory) ideas. What regulation of speech, if any, should universities engage in in order to maximize knowledge while ensuring a tolerant learning environment? What special roles do colleges have to protect free speech? Please join Professor Martin Golding for a discussion of freedom of speech issues on college campuses. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Justin Yedor at justin.yedor@duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    From Private Practice to Foreign Services 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Meet Jason Ullner JD/LLM '99, who worked as foreign service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel and political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq for the past three years. Jason joined the U.S. Foreign Service after working for various law firms in the U.S. and abroad. Ullner will speak about his responsibilities at the Embassy and how the skills obtained from his private practice helped him succeed in his current position. For more information, contact Chun Hu at hu@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Samuel Moyn, professor of history at Columbia University, will present "The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History" the keynote address to "The New History of International Law" lecture series. Sponsored by the Law & History Society and the Center for International & Comparative Law. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Patrick Foley at patrick.foley@duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    International Week Food Fiesta 6:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Judging begins at 5:30 p.m. Fiesta Fun starts at 6 p.m. Join us in the Star Commons to celebrate the cultural diversity and culinary talents of the Duke Law community. Attendees (and participants alike) enjoy wine/beer tastings and foods from around the world prepared by Duke Law students, faculty, and staff. Participants submit dishes for the chance to win a prize in categories judged by faculty and student judges. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of International Studies. For more information, contact Assistant Dean Jason Belk at belk@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

  • Oct 29
    Finding and Funding a Summer Public Interest Job 10:00 AMLaw School 4047

    This program will provide an overview of the many resources for finding summer public interest jobs and how to fund those that are unpaid. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    HLSA Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    The Hispanic Law Student Association will be holding a meeting to discuss upcoming events including a Salsa Party, resume review, networking event, and collaborating on the LABLA Symposium. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Jenny Bonilla at jenny.bonilla@duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    International Career Video Conference: Practicing Corporate and Securities Law Abroad 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Jonathan Kellner JD/LLM '03, associate of Shearman & Sterling, will discuss opportunities for U.S. lawyers wishing to practice corporate law abroad. Kellner currently works at the firm's office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    3L Rhead Enion will present Judicial Use of Deference from an Ideological Perspective. Lunch served. The Student Paper Series provides a forum for intellectually stimulating discussions of student scholarship and is open to all Duke Law students (you do not need to present a paper to participate). For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Fitt at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    Summer Employment Recognition Day - Table Talk and Peer Counseling 12:15 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Students who worked in the non-profit and government sectors over the summer share how they obtained and financed their positions. Also featured, a law firm pro bono table. Event open to the entire student body (especially 1Ls). For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    The Virtues of Practicing Law In Smaller Firms & Smaller Markets: An Inside Look At What These Employers Want & Why They're So Happy 4:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Join the Career Center and several members of the Law Alumni Association for an inside look at life as a lawyer in smaller firms and smaller legal markets. Come learn about the highly sophisticated work taking place, what these firms look for in student applicants, what makes work in these firms so unique, and how these Duke Law alumni have found such great professional satisfaction in their respective practices. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    Academic Success Series with Simpson Thacher 5:25 PMLaw School 4042

    Attorneys from Simpson Thacher will be giving a talk on how to set yourself up for success in law school and beyond. Cocktail reception to follow. For more information, contact Angela Harper at alh40@duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    International Week Cultural Extravaganza 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The International Law Society hosts Cultural Extravaganza 2009, a celebration of Duke Law's multi-talented and multicultural student body! The show includes students and faculty members, JDs and LLMs, in groups and solo, who perform their "talents." Past years have included dancers, singers, martial artists, speed eaters, and comedians. If you haven't signed up, you can do so here. http://tinyurl.com/CultureShow. Even if you don't want to share your talent, please come and support your friends! Join us at 5:30 on the Third Floor Mezzanine for a pre-show reception. We will be serving light appetizers and beverages. For more information, contact Grant at christopher.grant@duke.edu or Noah at noah.browne@duke.edu.

Friday, October 30, 2009

  • Oct 30
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Note: Room change from 4042 to 4055. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 30
    Halloween Costume Party 10:00 PMSee description

    Grab your costume and enjoy a night of fun! Appetizers, drinks, and a live DJ. Costume Catwalk Contest at 11 p.m. Friends are welcome, but must be over 21. Free transportation to venue. Check the DBA Digest for bus schedules. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

  • Nov 1
    Andrew Blumberg on Food Network Challenge 7:45 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Duke Law student Andrew Blumberg will be appearing as a contestant on an episode of "Food Network Challenge" this Sunday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. Join him to watch the event in Star Commons. Cake will be served. The theme for this particular episode is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons, where professional chefs are paired with Simpsons' "Superfans" to make cakes that celebrate the occasion. For more information, contact Andrew Blumberg at abb18@duke.edu.

Monday, November 2, 2009

  • Nov 2
    Baker Botts & WLSA: Resume Review and Mock Interviews 8:00 AMSee description

    Baker Botts and WLSA are sponsoring a school-wide resume review and mock interview session. This series will be especially useful for 1Ls preparing for OCI and LLM students hoping to work in the U.S. This is not a recruitment event, but rather a chance for established Duke alumni to share their experiences and help us succeed in the job market. To participate, submit resumes to chad.pinson@bakerbotts.com Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. through Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. A Baker Botts attorney will send you suggestions for improvement by Nov. 11. These attorneys will then come to campus Nov. 17 to conduct mock interviews (sign up for interviews is on Nov. 11). A reception hosted by Baker Botts will follow the mock interviews. For more information, contact Rocio Perez at rocio.perez26@gmail.com.

  • Nov 2
    Externship/ Duke in D.C. Information Session 10:00 AMLaw School 4055

    Join Professors Kathy Bradley and Chris Schroeder and Assistant Dean Kim Bart to learn more about Duke Law's externship and the Duke in D.C. program. Coffee and donuts served. For more information, contact Assistant Dean Anne Sherman at sherman@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 2
    1L and LLM Exam Prep Faculty Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professors Barak Richman and Doriane Coleman share advice and answer questions about how to prepare for and take law school exams. Sponsored by WLSA and the Office of Student Affairs. Lunch served. For more information, contact Assistant Dean Anne Sherman at sherman@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 2
    Immigration Law Reform, Civil Rights, and Middle Eastern Communities in the U.S. 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Visiting Professor Leticia Saucedo will speak about the intersection of immigration law and civil Rights, focusing on Middle Eastern communities in the U.S. Saucedo is the co-director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a research scholar with the Chief Justice Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity at the University of California Berkeley Law School. Lunch served. Sponsored by SOLIMNENA. For more information, contact Jacy Gaige at jacy.gaige@gmail.com

  • Nov 2
    Coffee with Phoebe Kornfeld '90 4:30 PMLaw School 3171

    An informal discussion of international career paths and opportunities with Phoebe Kornfeld '90, general counsel of Intercell AG, a vaccine company in Vienna, Austria.
    Coffee and refreshments will be provided by the JD-LLM Program. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

  • Nov 3
    Baker Botts & WLSA: Resume Review and Mock Interviews 8:00 AMSee description

    Baker Botts and WLSA are sponsoring a school-wide resume review and mock interview session. This series will be especially useful for 1Ls preparing for OCI and LLM students hoping to work in the U.S. This is not a recruitment event, but rather a chance for established Duke alumni to share their experiences and help us succeed in the job market. To participate, submit resumes to chad.pinson@bakerbotts.com Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. through Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. A Baker Botts attorney will send you suggestions for improvement by Nov. 11. These attorneys will then come to campus Nov. 17 to conduct mock interviews (sign up for interviews is on Nov. 11). A reception hosted by Baker Botts will follow the mock interviews. For more information, contact Rocio Perez at rocio.perez26@gmail.com.

  • Nov 3
    1L Exam Info and Software Installation Session 10:00 AMLaw School 3037

    1L JD students are asked to come to one of our introductory sessions on exam procedure. The registrar will share information about using your laptop in exams, and we will assist you in installling Electronic Bluebook (EBB), the exam software in use at Duke Law. 2Ls and 3Ls are welcome as well, but please uninstall your old version of EBB before the session. International LLM students will be assisted at special smaller sessions (look for an invitation in your email).

  • Nov 3
    BLSA Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    BLSA general body meeting. Join us to discuss the events we have planned for Nov. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Angela Harper at alh40@duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Former DOJ prosecutor and one-timed prosecuted GWU Law Professor Paul Butler will discuss his powerful critique of the American criminal justice system and propose a hip-hop theory of justice. Sponsored by ACS. Non-pizza lunch provided. For more information, contact James Pearce at james.pearce@duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    Faculty Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    Take the Work Out of Networking 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Being an outstanding student is important to getting a foot in the door, but presenting yourself as a confident, focused, aspiring attorney is how you will get the key to the door. Join our nationally known expert for an interactive discussion on the fundamentals of establishing and building new professional relationships that will serve as the foundation of you. Please RSVP to careercenter@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    CICL Lecture: Phoebe Kornfeld 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Phoebe Kornfeld '90, general counsel for Intercell AG, a vaccine company in Vienna, Austria, will present an open lecture on vaccines and influenza pandemics entitled, "Contagion Without Borders and the Role of International and Comparative Law: The Example of 21st Century Influenza Pandemics." Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL). Lunch is first come, first served. Co-sponsored by the Duke Global Health Institute. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    2010 Class Gift Campaign Committee Meeting 12:20 PMLaw School 4055

    For more information, contact Kat Shea at katherineshea@gmail.com or John Gochnour at john.gochnour@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    Understanding American Business Culture for International Lawyers 5:15 PMLaw School 3041

    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. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Chun Hu at hu@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

  • Nov 4
    Baker Botts & WLSA: Resume Review and Mock Interviews 8:00 AMSee description

    Baker Botts and WLSA are sponsoring a school-wide resume review and mock interview session. This series will be especially useful for 1Ls preparing for OCI and LLM students hoping to work in the U.S. This is not a recruitment event, but rather a chance for established Duke alumni to share their experiences and help us succeed in the job market. To participate, submit resumes to chad.pinson@bakerbotts.com Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. through Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. A Baker Botts attorney will send you suggestions for improvement by Nov. 11. These attorneys will then come to campus Nov. 17 to conduct mock interviews (sign up for interviews is on Nov. 11). A reception hosted by Baker Botts will follow the mock interviews. For more information, contact Rocio Perez at rocio.perez26@gmail.com.

  • Nov 4
    Informal Talk with Wendy Kamenshine 9:00 AMLaw School 4172

    Join Acting Deputy Ombudsman Wendy Kamenshine '99 for an informal discussion of career paths and opportunities with the Office of Citizenship and Immigration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This office assists individuals and employers in dealing with immigrant benefits issues. Coffee will be provided by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at Brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 4
    1L Exam Info and Software Installation Session 10:00 AMLaw School 3037

    1L JD students are asked to come to one of our introductory sessions on exam procedure. The registrar will share information about using your laptop in exams, and we will assist you in installling Electronic Bluebook (EBB), the exam software in use at Duke Law. 2Ls and 3Ls are welcome as well, but please uninstall your old version of EBB before the session. International LLM students will be assisted at special smaller sessions (look for an invitation in your email).

  • Nov 4
    The Future of Federalism 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Professor Ernest Young will discuss the future of federalism in the United States. He will address both the continuing importance of federalism to American democracy and the means by which it may be preserved in the twenty-first century. A discussion of these issues with Young will follow. Sponsored by the Duke Law School chapter of the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Shaun Barnes at shaun.barnes@duke.edu.

  • Nov 4
    Open Doors: Perspectives of Career Alternatives in Social Justice 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Come spend the hour with Anita Earls, executive director of The Southern Coalition For Social Justice. Earls will discuss her 20+-year career as a civil rights attorney where she worked on issues of structural racism, voting rights, and community empowerment, not only with the Southern Coalition, but as deputy assistant attorney general in the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and with The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 4
    ICCSN "Invisible Children" Screening and Discussion 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the International Criminal Court Student Network in a screening of "Invisible Children." This 2003 documentary follows 3 U.S. film students as they delve into the issue of children being used as soldiers in Northern Uganda's bloody civil war. After the screening, join the members of the ICCSN in a discussion about the current problems in Uganda and Sierra Leone and how the International Criminal Court is working for justice in these areas. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

  • Nov 4
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Patrick Foley at patrick.foley@duke.edu.

  • Nov 4
    Black Swan Origami-An Insider Unfolds the Credit Crisis 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Bob Cochran, former chairman & CEO of Financial Security Assurance Inc., to speak. Duke Law School students and faculty/staff invited to participate. Pizza served. For more information, contact Doris Ann Kelly at dkelly@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

  • Nov 5
    Baker Botts & WLSA: Resume Review and Mock Interviews 8:00 AMSee description

    Baker Botts and WLSA are sponsoring a school-wide resume review and mock interview session. This series will be especially useful for 1Ls preparing for OCI and LLM students hoping to work in the U.S. This is not a recruitment event, but rather a chance for established Duke alumni to share their experiences and help us succeed in the job market. To participate, submit resumes to chad.pinson@bakerbotts.com Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. through Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. A Baker Botts attorney will send you suggestions for improvement by Nov. 11. These attorneys will then come to campus Nov. 17 to conduct mock interviews (sign up for interviews is on Nov. 11). A reception hosted by Baker Botts will follow the mock interviews. For more information, contact Rocio Perez at rocio.perez26@gmail.com.

  • Nov 5
    Nicholas Institute: Energy, Environment, and Sustainability at Duke 11:30 AMLaw School 3000

    This is an invitation only event. For more information, contact Nancy Kelly at nkelly@duke.edu.

  • Nov 5
    SALSA Kick-Off Event 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    All students are invited to a meet and greet with the South Asian Law Students' Association. Come meet the current members and learn about all of the exciting events that are planned for this year. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Shama Barday at sab49@duke.edu.

  • Nov 5
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    Mike Porcelluzzi, a visiting student from Italy, will be presenting his paper, "Sources of International Law and their Application in the United States." The paper explores international norms and the willingness of American courts to apply international law in the context of the War on Terror. The Student Paper Series provides a forum for intellectually stimulating discussions of student scholarship and is open to all Duke Law students (you do not need to present a paper to participate). For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Fitt at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 5
    Duke Christian Legal Society Meeting with Attorney Jay Ferguson 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Local criminal defense attorney Jay Ferguson, who has worked extensively with inmates on death row, will share his thoughts on the death penalty. For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Nov 5
    Former AUSA Andy McCarthy: "Why We Need a National Security Court" 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Former AUSA and National Review Contributing Editor Andy McCarthy will discuss "Why We Need a National Security Court." Mr. McCarthy will discuss the state of play in the 90s when we used the criminal justice system, why this was inadequate to protect the country, why we need a law-of-war paradigm (that permits detention without trial), the problems with using the military justice system for this purpose, why allowing the courts to make up their own system
    as they go along is both a policy disaster and a violation of the constitutional framework, what national security court would look like, and -- looking at recent developments -- the price we are now paying for failing to create a national security court. Non-pizza lunch served. For more information, contact Erica Stalnecker at ems14@duke.edu.

  • Nov 5
    Post Graduate Fellowships Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Planning for a post graduate fellowship can begin as early as your 1L year as you think about upper class courses, summer jobs, and pro bono activities. Join the CPDC to learn about how to begin the search for post-graduate fellowships; where to find deadlines and tips for applying; which are the major fellowship programs; and what support is available throughout the application process. Open to all students. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 6, 2009

  • Nov 6
    Turning Points in the History of the Federal Income Tax 8:00 AMLaw School 4055

    In anticipation of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the federal income tax, Law & Contemporary Problems will be sponsoring a conference on the history of the tax. The conference will explore some of the pivotal moments in the history of the tax. Leaders in the field will present their articles to be published in an upcoming L&CP symposium edition. This event is free and open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be served to registered guests, and CLE credit is available. Contact L&CP at lcpsymposium2009@gmail.com to register.

  • Nov 6
    LLM Class Registration Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    All LLMs should plan to attend the class registration session. This session will explain how to register for spring classes. It will also include information on registration dates, bookbagging, and course selection. This will be the only LLM registion session. For more information, contact John Spencer at spencer@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 6
    First Fridays 4:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us for the gathering of students, faculty and staff in the Star Commons and enjoy the bounty of the season. This month will feature homestyle favorites from Bullock's, as well as bear and wine. Don't forget about your favorite pie! Sponsored by DBA. For questions, please contact Claudia Ahwireng (Claudia.Ahwireng@duke.edu).

Monday, November 9, 2009

  • Nov 9
    1L and LLM Exam Prep Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    2L and 3L students will provide advice and answer questions about how to prepare for and take law school exams. Sponsored by WLSA and the Office of Student Affairs. Lunch served. For more information, contact Assistant Dean Anne Sherman at sherman@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

  • Nov 10
    Student Lunch with Shami Patel, B'95, L'97 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    JD/MBA graduate Shami Patel will meet with current JD/MBA students and members of the Business Law Society for lunch. Patel will discuss his career in investment banking, international business, and private equity. Due to limited seating, RSVP to Kris Jensen at jensen@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    Mock Trial Board Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Mock Trial Board presents an opportunity to learn trial advocacy skills and compete in regional and national tournaments. The board will be holding its introductory meeting for interested students to discuss the mock trial process, upcoming skill sessions and tournaments, and to answer any questions about Mock Trial at Duke. For more information, contact Samuel Burness at samuel.burness@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    Cases and Conversation with Professors Coleman and Newman 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the Duke Law Innocence Project for lunch and a cases-in-review discussion with Professors Jim Coleman and Theresa Newman. The recent success the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility has had with the Kalvin Michael Smith case will be featured along with other cases currently within the center's umbrella. You don't want to miss this rare insight into the intriguing casework done right here at Duke Law. For more information, contact Natasha Alladina (natasha.alladina@duke.edu) or Sharika Richardson (sharika.richardson@duke.edu).

  • Nov 10
    Judicial Internships: Preparing & Applying for Summer Internships 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Thinking about interning with a judge next summer? Interested in clerking after you graduate? If so, now is the time to begin preparing. Find out what you should be doing now to position yourself for a summer internship or post graduate clerkship. This session will cover methods and strategies that work best for clerkship & internship applicants. All students are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    CICL Public Lecture: Dr. John Tasioulas 5:15 PMLaw School 4042

    The lecture defends an orthodox interpretation of the nature of human rights, according to which they are moral rights possessed by all human beings simply in virtue of their humanity. This view is contrasted with two rival conceptions that have gained in popularity in recent years: the reductive view, which identifies human rights with certain human interests, and the political view, which conceives of them as essentially triggers for international intervention or concern. Co-sponsored with the Duke Human Rights Center. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

  • Nov 11
    Summer Institutes/Jobs Abroad Meeting 10:00 AMLaw School 3043

    Any first year student interested in attending either the 2010 Duke-Geneva Institute in Switzerland or the 2010 Asia-America Institute in Hong Kong is invited to attend this meeting. Professor Donald Horowitz, director of the Hong Kong Institute and Professor Richard Schmalbeck, director of the Geneva Institute, will present course options available to students. Deans Judy Horowitz and Jennifer Maher will also discuss overseas job opportunities available to students prior to the start of the institutes. For more information, contact Tonya Jacobs at walt@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    How Am I Going to Pay Back These Loans?! 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    SPCPI, CPDC, the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid, and the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono present an informational panel on the College Cost Reduction and Accessibility Act, Duke's Loan Repayment Assistance Program, and how the two programs will work together to help graduates pay back their loans. For more information, contact Almira Moronne at almira.moronne@gmail.com.

  • Nov 11
    The Supreme Court, the States, and the Death Penalty 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    In the 1970s, the Supreme Court battled states over the appropriateness of state death-penalty statutes under the Eighth Amendment. Come hear Professor Michael Tigar discuss how this federalism struggle played out and where it stands today. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Jason Miller at jason.miller@duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    Unaccompanied Minors: Children in No Man's Land 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come watch the screening of "Children in No Man's Land" a documentary film following the attempts of two teenage cousins to reunite with their mothers who are working in the United States. A short presentation explaining the legal prospects for unaccompanied minors entering the United States will introduce the film. Sponsored by RASP and the DBA. Lunch provided on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Mallory Beck at mallory.beck@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    Allen & Overy presentation for LLMs: A Global Law Firm 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Nikki Williams, head of resourcing at Allen & Overy, will give a presentation to LLMs about Allen & Overy's structure and future development, as well as the unique professional opportunities available to LLMs within the firm. Lunch provided. To attend this presentation, please RSVP by email to hu@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, Nov. 6.

  • Nov 11
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Patrick Foley at patrick.foley@duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    Finance & Law Faculty Luncheon Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Interested faculty from Duke Law School, UNC Law School, and Fuqua's Finance Department meet to discuss areas in which research overlaps, to facilitate the sharing of points of view and insights, and to explore ways in which legal insight can inform finance papers and vice versa. By invitation only but interested faculty not otherwise invited can contact Professor Steven Schwarcz for an invitation at schwarcz@law.duke.edu. For more information on this event, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    WLSA Tea Time Series: Professor Theresa Newman 5:15 PMLaw School 4172

    WLSA is proud to host Professor Theresa Newman as part of the tea time series. Newman is a clinical professor of law, co-director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic (with Professor James Coleman), and associate director of the Duke Law School Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility. She was associate dean for academic affairs from 1999-2008, director of the Legal Writing Program from 1994-1999, and general editor of Law and Contemporary Problems from 1990-2001. Newman also serves as faculty adviser to the Law School's student-led Innocence Project. Since space is limited, please RSVP to Amy.Rublin@duke.edu.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

  • Nov 12
    Get that Custom Suit Tailored 9:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Did you receive your suit in the mail? The tailors from Raja Fashion are back to fit your new custom suit. Come by for your fitting between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Thursday, Nov. 12 to Saturday, Nov 14. Please plan on spending 30 minutes with the tailor. You can also order additional suits or shirts. NEW customers are welcome. Set your appointment now at http://tinyurl.com/suitfitting. Changing rooms are available in both the men's and women's restrooms near the Blue Lounge. For more information, see http://www.raja-fashions.com/ or contact Dan Leslie at daniel.leslie@duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    Fixing the Health Care System: Duke University's Leading Health Care Scholars Discuss Reform Proposals 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Leading figures from the Duke University Community will gather to discuss current issues in healthcare reform. Panelists will include Dr. Kevin Schulman, a professor of medicine who is also director of the Health Sector Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business, Professor Clark Havighurst, a law professor who has written extensively on the health services industry, and Dr. Don Taylor of the Sanford School of Public Policy who has been a leading commentator on the health care debate. The event will be moderated by Professor Barak Richman. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Aubrey Smith at aubrey.smith@duke.edu or Jonathan Ross at jsr25@duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    CICL Lecture Series: Professor Patty Gerstenblith 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Patty Gerstenblith will deliver a public lecture entitled "Museums, Markets and Preservation of the Past: Transnational Regulation of the Trade in Antiquities." Lunch will be first come, first served. Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    Sandeep Vaheesan '10 will present "Reinventing an Epithet: A New Way Forward for the Essential Facilities Doctrine." The Student Paper Series provides a forum for intellectually stimulating discussions of student scholarship and is open to all Duke Law students (you do not need to present a paper to participate). For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Fitt at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    Christian Legal Society Meeting with Justice Paul Newby 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Justice Paul Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court will be making a presentation to CLS and leading a discussion. Bring your lunch and join us. For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    Public Interest & Pro Bono Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Appointed members of the Public Interest and Bro Bono Board meet for their second meeting for the 2009-2010 academic year. Board members should send agenda items to Dean Bart bart@law.duke.edu by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. RSVPs should be sent to Public-Interest-Office@law.duke.edu by 3:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    LexisNexis Employer Research Training Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    During this training session, LexisNexis representative will demonstrate how to research employers utilizing LexisNexis and Martindale-Hubbell. The training will focus on researching: 1) attorneys in private practice, their respective practices areas, and the cases on which they have worked; and 2) government attorneys and government employers. Attendees will be given access to a document with over 300 links to the Martindale-Hubbell profiles, news stories, and case law involvement of law firms and government employers. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu

  • Nov 12
    Veterans Disability Assistance Project Training 4:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Students enrolled in the Veterans Disability Assistance Project will receive training on the Veterans Administration claim processing requirements. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    Epicurean Society Wine Tasting 6:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join the Epicurean Society for a free instructional seminar and wine tasting. From the wine novice to the seasoned oenophile, all are welcome to learn about different styles of wine from around the world. A sommelier from Hope Valley Bottle Shop in Durham will host the tasting. SPACE IS FULL. Sponsored by the DBA. For more information, contact Erica Stalnecker at ems14@duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    Duke's Inaugural Winter Forum Kick-Off Meeting 7:00 PMLaw School 3043

    A general group introduction and team meetings will take place at this time. For more information, contact Doris Ann Kelly at dkelly@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 13, 2009

  • Nov 13
    Get that Custom Suit Tailored 9:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Did you receive your suit in the mail? The tailors from Raja Fashion are back to fit your new custom suit. Come by for your fitting between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Thursday, Nov. 12 to Saturday, Nov 14. Please plan on spending 30 minutes with the tailor. You can also order additional suits or shirts. NEW customers are welcome. Set your appointment now at http://tinyurl.com/suitfitting. Changing rooms are available in both the men's and women's restrooms near the Blue Lounge. For more information, see http://www.raja-fashions.com/ or contact Dan Leslie at daniel.leslie@duke.edu.

  • Nov 13
    Faculty Workshop 12:00 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 13
    JD/MBA Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Information session for 1st and 2nd year students interested in pursuing a JD/MBA. Sponsored by the Office to Student Affairs, the Career & Professional Development Center, and Fuqua Admissions. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 13
    Interschool Potluck 6:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Please join area BLSA organizations for an international potluck dinner! This is a great chance to get to know the BLSA members of other North Carolina schools. For more information, contact Samantha Kotey at samantha.kotey@gmail.com.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

  • Nov 14
    Get that Custom Suit Tailored 9:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Did you receive your suit in the mail? The tailors from Raja Fashion are back to fit your new custom suit. Come by for your fitting between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Thursday, Nov. 12 to Saturday, Nov 14. Please plan on spending 30 minutes with the tailor. You can also order additional suits or shirts. NEW customers are welcome. Set your appointment now at http://tinyurl.com/suitfitting. Changing rooms are available in both the men's and women's restrooms near the Blue Lounge. For more information, see http://www.raja-fashions.com/ or contact Dan Leslie at daniel.leslie@duke.edu.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

  • Nov 15
    Public Interest Law Foundation - Race Judicata 5K 8:30 AMSee description

    Come support the Duke University School of Law's Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) by running or walking 3.1 miles on the gently rolling Al Buehler Trail (around the perimeter of the Washington Duke Inn). Dogs are welcome. This festive event will feature music, food and prizes. PILF's mission is to enable Duke Law students to work unpaid summer positions in public interest law by providing financial support. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.; Race starts at 10:00 a.m. To register early, contact Natasha.Alladina@law.duke.edu, or search for "Duke Law Race Judicata" at www.active.com.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

  • Nov 17
    Turkey Run 12:00 PMSee description

    Drop off your donations in front of the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono (4th Floor). Help feed a family on Thanksgiving! In these difficult economic times, many families won't be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner. However, you can make a difference! The DBA Community Service Board is raising funds from Nov. 16-20 to buy Thanksgiving dinners for families in Durham. Classes will be competing against each other, and we challenge professors to join in as well. We will tally up the money and the first "turkey" to cross the finish line will win. Can you handle this? Help your class come in 1st place while helping us give these families a reason to be thankful! For more information, contact Erin Daly at erin.daly@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Moot Court: United States v. Baier 12:00 PMLaw School 4049

    All are invited to watch the Moot Court Board's National Championship Competition teams moot the fictional case of United States v. Baier. The teams will argue whether a sentence of life without parole for a juvenile, non-homicide offender violates the Eighth Amendment. They will also discuss the proper standard for a change of venue under Fed. R. Crim. Pro. 21(a). Professors Ernie Young, Jim Coleman, Kate Bartlett, and Marin Levy will judge the event. For more information, contact Chris Vieira at christopher.vieira@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Schweitzer Fellowship Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join us for a presentation about the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, an academic-year opportunity open to 1L and 2L students. The mission of the Schweitzer Fellowship is to develop "leaders in service": individuals who are dedicated and skilled in addressing the needs of underserved communities, and whose example influences and inspires others. The Fellowship achieves this through an interdisciplinary, service-learning model that fosters the moral and professional development of its Fellows. Barbara Heffner, director of the NC Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program, will be at the Law School to present and answer questions about the program. Bring your lunch. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Jewish Law Students Association Bagel Brunch 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join the Jewish Law Students Association for a bagel brunch, an annual tradition. Grab a bagel, relax before exams, and learn more about JLSA. For more information, contact Adam Schupack at adam.schupack@duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Open Doors: Careers in the Environmental Policy 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Tim Profeta '97, founding director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and former counsel for the environment to Sen. Joseph Lieberman, will discuss his diverse career as a principal architect of the Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act of 2003, his representation of Lieberman in legislative negotiations pertaining to environmental and energy issues, as well as coordinating the senator's energy and environmental portfolio during his runs for national office. Profeta has served as a visiting lecturer at Duke Law School, where he taught a weekly seminar on the evolution of environmental law and the Endangered Species Act. Before joining Lieberman's staff, he was a law clerk for Judge Paul L. Friedman, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. For more information, contact Camesha McAllister Jones at mcallister@law.duke.edu. RSVP by emailing careercenter@law.duke.edu by Friday, Nov. 13.

  • Nov 17
    The Case for Incorporating Global Justice in the U.S. Constitution - David Golove 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    David Golove, Hiller Family Foundation Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, will present "The Case for Incorporating Global Justice in the U.S. Constitution" the second lecture in "The New History of International Law" series. Sponsored by the Law & History Society, the International Law Society, the International Human Rights Law Society, and the Center for International & Comparative Law. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Want to Work Abroad in Asia? 12:20 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Students who have worked in Asia the past summer will be available to speak about their experiences abroad. Join us in an informal setting to network, share stories, and learn about opportunities in Asia. Lunch provided. Hosted by the Asian Law Students Association. For more information, contact Lily Li at lily.li@duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Baker Botts Reception 6:00 PMSee description

    Please join Baker Botts and WLSA for an evening reception to mark the conclusion of the school-wide mock interviews and resume review. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be food, drink, and great company! No need to RSVP. For more information, contact Rocio Perez at Rocio.Perez@duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Mock Interview Reception with Baker Botts 6:00 PMSee description

    To be held in the 3rd Floor Mezzanine. Please join Baker Botts and WLSA for an evening reception to mark the conclusion of the school-wide Mock Interviews and Resume Review. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be food, drink and great company! No need to RSVP. If you have any questions please contact Rocio.Perez@duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

  • Nov 18
    Turkey Run 11:20 AMSee description

    Drop off your donations in front of the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono (4th Floor). Help feed a family on Thanksgiving! In these difficult economic times, many families won't be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner. However, you can make a difference! The DBA Community Service Board is raising funds from Nov. 16-20 to buy Thanksgiving dinners for families in Durham. Classes will be competing against each other, and we challenge professors to join in as well. We will tally up the money and the first "turkey" to cross the finish line will win. Can you handle this? Help your class come in 1st place while helping us give these families a reason to be thankful! For more information, contact Erin Daly at erin.daly@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    PILF Duke Law Merchandise Sale 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation will be selling Duke Law merchandise in the Star Commons. Items tentatively available include shirts, hats, sweatshirts and pants, glasses, key chains and more. For more information, contact Greg Dixon at gregory.dixon@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Perspectives on a Career in IP Law 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Robert Rehm, Kelli Ovies '06, and Venus Behrouzjou '10 are respectively a partner, associate, and past summer associate at Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan in Raleigh. They will be talking about various practice areas and offering perspectives on the various stages of a career within IP law. All are welcome. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Society and Duke Bar Association. For more information, contact Travis Buchanan at travis.buchanan@duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Health Law Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The Health Law Society is holding a meeting for its members to provide feedback on the semester's events and to plan for the spring semester. All are welcome to attend. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Katherine Record at katherine.record@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Supreme Court Moot: United States v. Comstock 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    United States v. Comstock is the first case that the Roberts Court will decide concerning the scope of Congress's powers in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. The primary issue in the case concerns the federal government's practice of keeping convicted sex offenders in federal prisons after they have completed their sentences on the ground that they remain sexually dangerous. The question presented is not whether this practice violates any individual constitutional rights of sex offenders, but whether the practice falls within Congress's enumerated powers. Judges: Dean David F. Levi and Professors Donald B. Ayer, Sara S. Beale, Neil S. Siegel, and Ernest A. Young. Counsel for respondents: G. Alan DuBois. Attendance limited to Duke Law students, faculty, and staff. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Want to Work in North Carolina? Advice from Local Alumni 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Join the Duke Chapter of the NCBA for an alumni panel with advice on how to find a job in North Carolina and insight into what life will be like as a practicing attorney. We will have six alumni attorneys from firms across North Carolina, including Charlotte, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem. These attorneys will offer advice about how to sell yourself in the North Carolina market. Our alumni will also be offering some advice that will be generally applicable to job hunting, so feel free to drop by if you are a 1L who is about to enter the job search! For more information, contact Elizabeth Hall at ceh28@duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    John Hasnas: "Is There a Theoretical Justification for the Assignment of Criminal Responsibility to Corporate Entities?" 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    In 1909, the Supreme Court decided New York Central & Hudson River R.R. Co. v. United States, which held that corporations are subject to criminal punishment for offenses committed by their employees. A century later, the application of the criminal sanction to business organizations is taken for granted. Hasnas will argue that New York Central was a mistake when it was decided, remains a mistake today, and should be explicitly overruled. For more information, contact Erica Stalnecker at ems14@duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    BarBri 1L Civil Procedure Lecture 4:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Want another perspective on joinder? Jurisdiction? Join BarBri for a two part substantive civ-pro review lecture. This will be a great opportunity to review topics, whether you're in the middle of outlining, finishing up, or have just begun. Lecture is from 4:30-7:30 on both Wednesday and Thursday nights, and a pizza dinner will be provided. Wednesday night is open to all 1Ls, and Thursday night is limited to BarBri-enrolled students. For questions, please contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

  • Nov 19
    Turkey Run Fundraising Bake Sale 11:30 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Bake sale to raise money for Turkey Run charity drive. For more information, contact Nirupama Hegde at nirupama.hegde@gmail.com.

  • Nov 19
    PILF Duke Law Merchandise Sale 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation will be selling Duke Law merchandise in the Star Commons. Items tentatively available include shirts, hats, sweatshirts and pants, glasses, key chains and more. For more information, contact Greg Dixon at gregory.dixon@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 19
    Turkey Run 12:00 PMSee description

    Drop off your donations in front of the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono (4th Floor). Help feed a family on Thanksgiving! In these difficult economic times, many families won't be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner. However, you can make a difference! The DBA Community Service Board is raising funds from Nov. 16-20 to buy Thanksgiving dinners for families in Durham. Classes will be competing against each other, and we challenge professors to join in as well. We will tally up the money and the first "turkey" to cross the finish line will win. Can you handle this? Help your class come in 1st place while helping us give these families a reason to be thankful! For more information, contact Erin Daly at erin.daly@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 19
    Phi Alpha Delta Lunch with Professor Brown 12:00 PMLaw School 4044

    Duke's chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity will be hosting its second "Lunch with a Professor Series." This week we will be having an informal lunch discussion with Professor Bill Brown. This event is for members only. For more information, contact Michael McGowan at mjm63@duke.edu.

  • Nov 19
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The Student Paper Series provides a forum for intellectually stimulating discussions of student scholarship and is open to all Duke Law students (you do not need to present a paper to participate). For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Fitt at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 19
    Law and Social Science Workshop: John Ferejohn 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    This will be the final session of the Law and Social Science Workshop for the fall semester. John Ferejohn, Charles Seligson Professor of Law at NYU and Stanford University professor emeritus, will present a paper entitled "Constitutional Adjudication, Italian Style." Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 19
    Open Doors: Perspectives on Owning Your Own Law Firm 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join us for lunch to hear the dynamic and motivational words of Janet Ward Black '85, as she discusses her noted career path and legal associations. Ward-Black currently owns the North Carolina based, Ward-Black law firm, is a motivational speaker, and has chaired numerous boards throughout her career. She served as president of the North Carolina Bar Association, has worked as an assistant district attorney, and has won several professional and civic awards including former Miss North Carolina. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. by emailing careercenter@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 19
    International Criminal Court Student Network General Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Interested in criminal law or international law? Why not combine the two? Join the International Criminal Court Student Network for our first general meeting. Learn about the possible trip to the Hague next semester and what's going on in the International Criminal Court today. For more information, contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

  • Nov 19
    Exam Chill-Out 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    1L and LLM students are invited to join their DBA Mentors and LEAD Fellows for a cool treat (Ben & Jerry's ice cream) and some advice about how to thrive during exam period. Sponsored by DBA, Office of Student Affairs and the Office of International Studies. For more information, contact Anne Sherman at sherman@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 19
    BarBri 1L Civil Procedure Lecture 4:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Want another perspective on joinder? Jurisdiction? Join BarBri for a two part substantive civ-pro review lecture. This will be a great opportunity to review topics, whether you're in the middle of outlining, finishing up, or have just begun. Lecture is from 4:30-7:30 on both Wednesday and Thursday nights, and a pizza dinner will be provided. Wednesday night is open to all 1Ls, and Thursday night is limited to BarBri-enrolled students. For questions, please contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu.

Friday, November 20, 2009

  • Nov 20
    Faculty Workshop 12:00 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 20
    Turkey Run 12:00 PMSee description

    Drop off your donations in front of the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono (4th Floor). Help feed a family on Thanksgiving! In these difficult economic times, many families won't be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner. However, you can make a difference! The DBA Community Service Board is raising funds from Nov. 16-20 to buy Thanksgiving dinners for families in Durham. Classes will be competing against each other, and we challenge professors to join in as well. We will tally up the money and the first "turkey" to cross the finish line will win. Can you handle this? Help your class come in 1st place while helping us give these families a reason to be thankful! For more information, contact Erin Daly at erin.daly@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 20
    Criminal Law Movie Night 5:15 PMLaw School 3037

    This event is by invitation only. Please RSVP to Ali Koenig at atkoenig@gmail.com. It's Criminal Law class movie night! We'll be watching a criminal law-related movie with pizza and discussion after.

  • Nov 20
    JRCLS Thanksgiving Dessert Social 5:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come join the J. Reuben Clark Law Society for dessert to celebrate the Thanksgiving season. Please bring your favorite dessert to share. Significant others and children are welcome. For more information, contact Justin Jesse at justin.jesse@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

  • Nov 30
    White Ribbon Campaign 12:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Support the fight against sexual abuse! The White Ribbon Campaign is an international effort to end sexual violence. Now you can take a stand, too! From Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, Coalition Against Gendered Violence will be giving white ribbons to those who take a personal pledge to never commit or condone sexual abuse. Wearing a white ribbon says your future does not include violence. Stop by the 3rd floor Loggia to get your white ribbon! For questions, contact Maggie Reid at maggie.reid@duke.edu.

  • Nov 30
    Navigating Your Career As a Woman In the Legal Profession 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Note: This event has been POSTPONED until the spring semester. Kirkland & Ellis attorney Bridget O'Connor will be leading a discussion on issues that women face in the workplace, like the glass ceiling, and how women can work to overcome these obstacles. O'Connor will be speaking from personal experience and will answer questions after the talk. She will also be sharing advice on displaying professionalism in the workplace, finding work-life balance, and reaching professional success. No RSVP is required and lunch will be served. For more information, contact Rocio Perez at rocio.perez26@gmail.com.

  • Nov 30
    Inter-Regional Enforcement of Judgments: Can China Learn from the U.S. and E.U.? 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Jie Huang, Lecturer, School of Law, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade. Judgment recognition and enforcement (JRE) between US sister states, between EU member states, and between Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao, are in the category of "inter-regional" JRE. This paper presentation will examine what lessons China may draw from the US and the EU. It first discusses the status quo of the interregional JRE in China. Then it explores how the interregional economic integration demands the establishment of a multilateral interregional JRE arrangement in China. Finally it points out the four most crucial challenges in developing this arrangement. It proposes solutions to each challenge by comparative studies between China, the US and the EU.

    Lunch provided!

    Sponsored by Duke Law International Office and Society for East Asian Legal Studies (SEALS). For more information, contact David Russo at david.russo@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

  • Dec 1
    Breakfast with the Dean 9:00 AMLaw School 2014

    Join Dean Levi for conversation and breakfast. Space limited to 12. Sign up by e-mailing Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 1
    Faculty Workshop 12:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Faculty Workshop: Professor Ben DePoorter, University of Miami School of Law. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 1
    White Ribbon Campaign 12:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Support the fight against sexual abuse! The White Ribbon Campaign is an international effort to end sexual violence. Now you can take a stand, too! From Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, Coalition Against Gendered Violence will be giving white ribbons to those who take a personal pledge to never commit or condone sexual abuse. Wearing a white ribbon says your future does not include violence. Stop by the 3rd floor Loggia to get your white ribbon! For questions, contact Maggie Reid at maggie.reid@duke.edu.

  • Dec 1
    Water Rights: Perspectives from Jordan 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Dr. Peter McCornick, the Director of Water Policy at the Nicholas Institute, will present on development and conflict over water rights, based on his work in Jordan, Eastern Africa, and Asia. For more information, contact Sean Lobar at SML39@duke.edu.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

  • Dec 2
    Blood Drive 11:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Sign up for a time slot at www.duke.givesblood.org or stop by the Blue Lounge the day of the drive. For more information, contact Rebecca Gedalius at rebecca.gedalius@duke.edu.

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  • Dec 2
    White Ribbon Campaign 12:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Support the fight against sexual abuse! The White Ribbon Campaign is an international effort to end sexual violence. Now you can take a stand, too! From Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, Coalition Against Gendered Violence will be giving white ribbons to those who take a personal pledge to never commit or condone sexual abuse. Wearing a white ribbon says your future does not include violence. Stop by the 3rd floor Loggia to get your white ribbon! For questions, contact Maggie Reid at maggie.reid@duke.edu.

  • Dec 2
    Supreme Court Moot: United States v. Weyhrauch 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join Donald Ayer, Counsel of Record for Petitioner, and judge panelists Dean David Levi and Professors Sara Beale, Lisa Griffin, and Samuel Buell, as they moot the upcoming Supreme Court case United States v. Weyhrauch. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 2
    Tea Times with Professors: WLSA Series 5:15 PMLaw School 4172

    WLSA is proud to host Professor Kathryn Bradley as part of the Tea Time Series. Professor Bradley is the Director of Legal Ethics and the administrator for the Capstone Project and Domestic Externship programs. She teaches in the areas of legal ethics and family law. Since space is limited, please RSVP to Amy.Rublin@duke.edu.

  • Dec 2
    Annual JD-LLM Fall Semester Dinner 6:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    This event is by invitation only. Please RSVP to Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

  • Dec 3
    White Ribbon Campaign 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join the Coalition Against Gendered Violence for cake to celebrate those that took a personal pledge to never commit or condone sexual abuse. Wearing a white ribbon says your future does not include violence. For questions, contact Maggie Reid at maggie.reid@duke.edu.

  • Dec 3
    Mock Trial Skills Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Mock Trial Board invites all interested 1L's and 2L's to attend this trial litigation skills session. Anyone interested in Mock Trial membership or building their trial litigation skills is encouraged to attend, though attendance will be especially beneficial for those competing in the upcoming Mock Trial tournament at UNC. For more information, contact Sam Burness at samuel.burness@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 3
    Forging Ahead: The 2L Job Search Over Winter Break & Beyond 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    If you are a 2L still seeking opportunities for next summer, this session is not to be missed. In addition to taking your individual questions, Career Center staff will offer insights into the employers most likely to be hiring in the coming weeks and months, as well as share several concrete, important ways to continue a focused and energized job search during Winter Break. ***Handouts to be distributed and lunch to be provided*** Sponsored by The Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Maggie Pishko @ careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 3
    Faculty Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu.

Friday, December 4, 2009

  • Dec 4
    Faculty Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 4
    Appreciation Party for Winner of the CAGV Clothing Drive Competition 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Congratulations to the 1L Section 6 students for winning the Clothing Drive Competition organized by the Coalition Against Gendered Violence. Special thanks to Professor Tigar for leading this group of students, and to other professors who participated in the competition in response to a need of our community. For more information, contact Shirley Wang at lanta.wang@duke.edu.

  • Dec 4
    Holiday Gathering for International Students and Scholars 12:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    LLM students, exchange students, and visiting scholars are invited to join the International Studies staff for a holiday gathering. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. We are also hoping to get an impromptu class photo taken for the departing fall exchange students. We look forward to seeing you at the event! For more information, contact Suzanne Brown at brown@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 4
    Community Roundtable Meeting 4:00 PMLaw School 3041

    End-of-year Community Roundtable Meeting. Come hear Dean Levi's "State of the School" address and engage him in dialogue about the Law School. For more information, contact Dean Belk at belk@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 4
    December First Friday 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join members of the Duke Law community at a faculty-student reception to celebrate the end of the semester. The "Winter Wonderland" themed event will feature desserts, appetizers, and festive beverages. First Friday will wrap up shortly before the first performance of Sex, Drugs, & Rock & Roll, as produced by the Duke Law Drama Society. Hosted by the DBA. Faculty and staff, please RSVP to Stephanie.Lam@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 4
    Duke Law Drama Society's "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll" 7:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Join us for the Duke Law Drama Society's first performance of the 2009-2010 academic year. For more information, please contact Slavik Gabinsky at sgabin@gmail.com, or Andy Roth at andrew.m.roth@gmail.com.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

  • Dec 7
    Middle School Mock Trial & Reception 3:15 PMSee description

    Duke Law students will coach local middle school students in a mock trial (Room 4049 at 3:15 PM). Following the mock trial, we will host a reception for the middle school students, their teachers, parents and other guests (Burdman Lounge). Sponsored by the Office and Board of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

  • Dec 9
    The Internationalization of Professional Sports 6:00 PMNew York, NY

    Duke University's School of Law and the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics invite you to participate in the inaugural event of the Duke Center for Sports and the Law by attending this high-level, executive panel discussion. The panel will be introduced by Professor Paul Haagen and moderated by ESPN analyst Jay Bilas L'92. A reception will follow the panel. Hosted by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP at 767 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

  • Dec 10
    DBA/DFLSC Charity Study Break 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    DBA & the Duke Forum for Law & Social Change bring you this winter's Dunkin' Donuts Coffee and Donuts Charity Study Break. During the study break there will be a collection for Project Share-- the law school's annual holiday charity organized by the Office of Student Affairs. You received information about Project Share in your mail folder-- and we will be giving you the option to donate to the charitable opportunity in small (or large!) denominations.

  • Dec 10
    Faculty Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu.

Friday, December 11, 2009

  • Dec 11
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Faculty Workshop: Samantha Besson, Professor of Public International Law, University of Fribourg (Visiting Fall 2009). For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009