Events Archive 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

  • Jan 13
    The Principles of Clear and Effective Writing: Lecture 1 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Prof. George Gopen, a nationally recognized expert in legal writing who teaches in Duke's undergraduate English Department, will give a series of three lectures on how to make your writing clearer and how to communicate more effectively with your readers. Attendance for first-year LARW students mandatory. All other members of the Duke Law community welcome. For more information, contact April Clark at aclark@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 13
    The Last Bankrupt Hanged: Capital Punishment for Bankruptcy in 18th-Century England - Emily Kadens 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Emily Kadens, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, will present "The Last Bankrupt Hanged: Capital Punishment for Bankruptcy in 18th-Century England." This lecture frames the history of the Anglo-American bankruptcy tradition as a search for solutions to the basic problem: how to obtain the assistance of the debtor in his financial dismantling. Sponsored by the Law & History Society, the Duke Law Journal, the Business Law Society, and the Women Law Students Association. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

  • Jan 14
    CLS Meeting with Professor Jeff Coyne 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    All Duke Law students are invited to join the Christian Legal Society for a special talk by Professor Jeff Coyne. For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Jan 14
    Trial Skills: Opening and Closing Arguments 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Professor Donald Beskind and the Mock Trial Board for the first of three presentations on trial litigation skills. This session will focus on opening and closing arguments and will feature a Q&A with Professor Beskind, a litigator with over 30 years of practice experience, and a skills presentation by Christopher Battles and Samuel Burness, Twiggs-Beskind Cup Tournament Chairs. All students are encouraged to attend, and the session will be especially helpful for those wishing to compete in the Twiggs-Beskind Cup. For more information, contact Samuel Burness at samuel.burness@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 14
    Panel Discussion: "Bowden Inmates" and the Rule of Law 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Neil Siegel and Lawyer Sarah Jessica Farber from NC Prisoner Legal Services will present a lively discussion on the legal and political issues raised by the "Bowden inmates" release/non-release from NC prisons. Sponsored by the Law School's Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility and the Program in Public Law. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Debbie Upchurch at upchurch@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 14
    Stanback Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come learn about the Stanback Internships available for Summer 2010. These are paid internships ($4,500) made available only to Duke students. Many of the internships provide experience in litigation, administrative law or legislative/government affairs work. The internships are with environmental organizations but the skills developed will be transferable to many areas of practice; thus, these internships are not just for those interested in careers in environmental law. For more information, contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 14
    DJCIL All Staff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    DJCIL All Staff Meeting: Symposium Planning. For more information, contact Sheena Paul at sheenapaul@gmail.com.

  • Jan 14
    Faculty Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

Friday, January 15, 2010

  • Jan 15
    Public Interest Retreat Open House 12:00 PMSee description

    To be held 12 - 1:30 PM in the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, Suite 4050. Come join us for coffee and donuts, and register for the 12th Annual Public Interest Retreat! This year's Retreat is Fri. 1/29 - Sat. 1/30 at the New Hope Camp and Conference Center in Chapel Hill, and features: a keynote speaker who administers the largest public interest fellowship program in the country (Equal Justice Works); information sessions on Loan Repayment and Networking/Interviewing Skills; inspiring and engaging alumni speakers who are doing interesting and fun work in the public interest sector; a warm fire in the fireplace, gooey s'mores, and lodges with bunk beds; and an ice cream sundae social, beer-n-bingo, "Late Night With Public Interest" 3L-hosted talk show, and a dance party Friday night! Catering by Spartacus and Nosh. Cost is $30 (cash or check to "Duke Law School"). For more information, contact Laura Brockington at Brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 15
    Faculty Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

  • Jan 19
    Haiti Relief Fundraiser 11:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Stop by the Star Commons from 11 - 1:30 PM to support the Haiti Relief Fund. For more information, contact Nirupama Hegde at nirupama.hegde@duke.edu.

  • Jan 19
    Informational Interviewing and Other Critical Networking Techniques in the Job Search 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Join us for the hour to learn the ins-and-outs of critical networking skills, necessary not only for your current job search but for the rest of your professional life. During this session, you will learn concrete ways to build and maintain professional relationships from the ground up, and have the opportunity to practice those skills through actual, interactive scenarios. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 19
    Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Jan 19
    Inside the Professor's Studio with Jim Coleman 12:20 PMLaw School 3000

    We all know James Lipton's Inside the Actor's Studio. What about our own local celebrities here at the Law School? Join us for our first installment of "Inside the Professor's Studio" starring our very own Jim Coleman and learn about one professor's life in public service. The Faculty Lives in Public Service program is sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. Please contact Kat Shea with any questions at katherineshea@gmail.com.

  • Jan 19
    Public Interest Retreat Committee Meeting 7:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Meeting to review final plans for the 12th annual PI retreat. All Committee members are encouraged to attend. For questions, please contact Claudia Ahwireng (claudia.ahwireng@duke.edu) or Angela Harper (angela.harper@duke.edu).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

  • Jan 20
    Haiti Relief Fundraiser 11:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Stop by the Star Commons from 11 - 1:30 PM to support the Haiti Relief Fund. For more information, contact Nirupama Hegde at nirupama.hegde@duke.edu.

  • Jan 20
    SPCPI General Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Join Students Pursuing Careers in the Public Interest for our first support group meeting of the Spring Semester, where we'll chat about our hopes and aspirations for the semester to come. Bring your lunch. For more information, contact Almira Moronne at almira.moronne@duke.edu.

  • Jan 20
    The Principles of Clear and Effective Writing: Lecture 2 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Prof. George Gopen, a nationally recognized expert in legal writing who teaches in Duke's undergraduate English Department, will give a series of three lectures on how to make your writing clearer and how to communicate more effectively with your readers. Attendance for first-year LARW students mandatory. All other members of the Duke Law community welcome. For more information, contact April Clark at aclark@law.duke.edu.

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

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

  • Jan 20
    Farewell Reception for Janeen Gammage and Katherine Topulos 3:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Join the Law School community to wish two long-time members of the Goodson Law Library staff farewell. Janeen Gammage has headed the library's collection services department since 1975 and Katherine Topulos has been the foreign and international law librarian since 1994. Snacks provided.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

  • Jan 21
    DFLSC Staff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    All DFLSC staff members are required to attend this meeting as we plan for the semester ahead. For more information, contact Jillian Harrison at jillian.harrison@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 21
    CLS Meeting with Libby Magee 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Duke Law alum Libby Magee will discuss a new Christian legal aid clinic that will soon be opening in Durham. The clinic, JusticeMatters, Inc., is a non-profit corporation launched by a group of local legal professionals and law students who were looking for a way to invest their legal expertise and resources in our community in response to the grace and mercy of God, whose heartbeat is justice. JusticeMatters exists to promote vocational stewardship by legal professionals and to provide free or reduced-cost legal services, preventative education, and holistic counseling to our most vulnerable neighbors from a faith-based perspective on a volunteer basis. Bring your lunch and join us! For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Jan 21
    Law & Social Science Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Duke Law Professor Neil S. Siegel will present a paper drafted with Robert D. Cooter, titled: "COLLECTIVE ACTION FEDERALISM:
    A GENERAL THEORY OF ARTICLE I, SECTION 8" as part of the Duke Law and Social Science Workshop series. Lunch will be provided for all of those who rsvp to musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 21
    Careers in International & National Security Law 5:00 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Come grab some pizza and join the conversation with John Bellinger, senior partner with the national security, as well as the international practice groups of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. Before joining the firm, Mr. Bellinger served in a number of senior positions in the US government, including the Legal Adviser to the Department of State from 2005 to 2009, and Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC) in the White House from 2001-2005. This is a rare opportunity and a "don't miss" event for anyone interested in matters of national security or international law. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 21
    Braxton Craven Inn of Court 6:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Suing North Carolina: Current Immunity Doctrines.
    Please join local attorneys, judges, faculty and students for a presentation by three attorneys from the Attorney Generals Office - Robert Hargett (Chief, Tort Claims Section, NCAG Office), By Shields (Special Litigation, NCAG Office) and Ron Marquette (Special Litigation, NCAG Office) as they present a one hour CLE session on suing the state.
    6:00 PM - Registration & Reception;
    6:30 PM - Dinner;
    7:15 PM - CLE Presentation;
    Students - $15 to be paid at the door to offset the cost of food. Pre-registration required by Monday, January 18th. Reserve your seat by by emailing Susan McLean mclean@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 21
    Professors Bartlett and Holloway discuss "The Help" at Durham's Regulator Bookshop 7:00 PMSee description

    Join us for a provocative discussion of the recent novel, "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett, led by Karla Holloway and Katharine Bartlett. On the NYT bestseller list since August, "The Help", a novel about the relationships between African-American maids and their white employers in 1960s Mississippi, "has the classic elements of a crowd pleaser: it features several feisty women enmeshed in a page-turning plot, clear villains and a bit of history," writes the New York Times. Holloway is the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke, and holds appointments in the Law School, Women's Studies, and African American Studies. Bartlett, the A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law, is the former Dean of the Duke Law School. This event is co-sponsored with the Durham County Library. For more information, contact The Regulator Bookshop at (919) 286-2700 or mail@regbook.com.

Friday, January 22, 2010

  • Jan 22
    Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law Symposium: Terrorism and Changes to the Laws of War All DayLaw School 3037

    Since Sept. 11, some of the most visible and challenging threats to international security have come from non-state actors. How can international humanitarian law respond, given that the Geneva Conventions and related documents were written from the post-World War II perspective of state-versus-state warfare? This symposium will address current and future developments regarding the detention and trial of persons suspected of terror related activity; targeting suspected militants and non-state actors and the use of force; and comparative trends in related legal developments. Presenters include professors from Free University Amsterdam, Tel Aviv University, Columbia University, and the University of Texas; a former U.S. Army Judge Advocate General colonel; and a former Clinton Administration State Department official and U.S. negotiator in the International Criminal Court summits in Rome, Italy. For more information, contact Andrew Crawford at andrew.crawford@duke.edu.

  • Jan 22
    Duke Photography Portrait Session for Students 10:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Get a professional portrait for your Duke Law Student Directory profile, your Linked-In or Facebook pages, and for your Mom! Students may sign-up (or drop-in) to have a professional portrait taken by Duke photographers. For this special session, the cost of the sitting fee is waived, and students will be able to review proofs and purchase digital files for $20 per download from the Duke Photography website. To sign up for a time slot, visit:
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AvaveshUg2-udGM5YV92Qmh3c2NRb09q...
    Please contact Duke Photography at 919-684-4391 or dukephoto@duke.edu with questions.

  • Jan 22
    Faculty Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

Saturday, January 23, 2010

  • Jan 23
    VITA Software Training and Test Review 9:00 AMLaw School 3037

    Participants of the Duke Law Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project will be trained on the IRS approved tax preparation software. The software training is mandatory for all first time volunteers. Following the software training, students can elect to stay for the voluntary test review session.

  • Jan 23
    Haiti Relief Night 6:00 PMSee description

    To be held 6 PM - 2 AM. Come out to Alivia's (Brightleaf Square District, Durham) to support the relief effort in Haiti. 30% of a prix fix dinner and 10% of all bar proceeds will go directly to Doctors Without Borders. Reservations are strongly suggested. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, contact Katherine Record at katherine.record@law.duke.edu.

Monday, January 25, 2010

  • Jan 25
    Interviewing For Legal Positions: What To Expect & How To Prepare 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the Career Center staff to learn what most legal employers are looking for in their interviews with 1L candidates, what you should expect during the interviews themselves, and how best to prepare for those interviews so that you avoid some common pitfalls along the way. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 25
    Coming to America: The Story of an Iraqi Refugee 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Every year thousands of refugees use the legal system to immigrate to the United States. Through RASP, many law students contribute to refugees' cases by providing translation services and creating country reports to support their claims. Few students, however, ever hear the client's full story. This lunch will be an opportunity for students to hear about the experience of an Iraqi refugee who recently resettled in the Durham area. He will discuss his work as a translator for the U.S. Marine Corp. in Iraq; the process through which he gained refugee status; and his experience so far in America. Lunch will be served. Please contact janan.crocker@duke.edu with any questions.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

  • Jan 26
    L&CP Elections Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    During this meeting for L&CP 2L editors, the current editorial board will explain the board selection process and discuss the positions available. For more information, please contact Kat Shea at katherineshea@gmail.com.

  • Jan 26
    Faculty Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Jan 26
    Finding & Funding Summer Public Interest Work 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come learn about how to find, and fund, summer public interest work. The program will note some of the valuable resources available to students seeking summer work as well as Duke and non-Duke funding sources. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, as well as PILF and SPCPI. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 26
    VITA Software Training and Test Review 4:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Participants in the Duke Law Volunteer Income Tax project who were unable to attend the full software training and test review session on Saturday, 1/23/10, will have the opportunity to attend a condensed training and test review session. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 26
    Sex Trafficking Research Group Meeting 4:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Members of the Sex Trafficking Research Group will join with professors and students to discuss an article on international trafficking protocols and the role of the United States in shaping them. For more information or a link to the article, e-mail Shaunda Helm at shaunda.helm@duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

  • Jan 27
    Careers in Antitrust Law: An Alumni Panel Discussion Sponsored By The ABA 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Career Center Team and Professor Barak Richman for a moderated lunchtime discussion with three distinguished Duke Law alums who have dedicated their respective careers to antitrust law. Come learn what the practice of antitrust law looks like day-to-day, both at firms and in-house, and hear their perspective on why students ought to strongly consider this exciting field. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the American Bar Association - Antitrust Division. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    Hans von Spakovsky Lecture: Election Integrity and the Freedom of Political Speech - Voter ID and the Citizens United Decision 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Hans von Spakovsky will be visiting on behalf of the Federalist Society from the Heritage Foundation. Von Spakovsky is a former Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission and Counsel to the U.S. Assistant Attorney General. He currently serves as Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Kerry McIntosh at kam38@duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    The Principles of Clear and Effective Writing: Lecture 3 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Prof. George Gopen, a nationally recognized expert in legal writing who teaches in Duke's undergraduate English Department, will give a series of three lectures on how to make your writing clearer and how to communicate more effectively with your readers. Attendance for first-year LARW students mandatory. All other members of the Duke Law community welcome. For more information, contact April Clark at aclark@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    VITA Software Training and Test Review 4:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Participants in the Duke Law Volunteer Income Tax project who were unable to attend the full software training and test review session on Saturday, 1/23/10, will have the opportunity to attend a condensed training and test review session. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    A Talk by Mr. David Falk 4:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Mr. David Falk is an extremely accomplished and experienced sports agent. As an NBA agent in the 1990s, he represented such players as Alonzo Mourning and Patrick Ewing. He is most well known for representing Michael Jordan for the entirety of Jordan's career, and negotiating Jordan's shoe deal with Nike that established the Air Jordan brand. He also currently represents Mike Krzyzewski. Falk also has played a role in endorsement deals for his clients and has an executive producer credit on "Space Jam." So although he works mainly in sports, he will be able to answer some entertainment law questions as well. For more information, contact Stephen Williams at sww6@duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    WLSA Faculty Tea Series 5:30 PMLaw School 4044

    WLSA is proud to host Professor Marin Levy as part of the Tea Time Series. Before coming to Duke, Ms. Levy served as a clerk to the Honorable José A. Cabranes, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to her clerkship, she was an associate with the firm of Jenner & Block in Washington, DC. She is currently teaching Law and Bioethics. Since space is limited, please RSVP to Amy.Rublin@duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    2010 State of the Union 8:45 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come join the Duke Law Democrats as we watch President Obama's first State of the Union. For more information, contact Andrew Thurmond at andrew.thurmond@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

  • Jan 28
    Regulating Financial Markets: Coffee with Gary Lisker '88, Senior Counsel, FINRA Dept. of Enforcement 11:00 AMLaw School 3000

    Join alumnus Gary Lisker to discuss his work as a market regulator and opportunities for attorneys in financial services. Gary will also talk about how he moved from a small general litigation firm in Atlanta and to his current role in Washington. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA oversees nearly 4,800 brokerage firms, about 170,400 branch offices and approximately 643,000 registered securities representatives. FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities business including writing rules; enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws; administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and registered firms, and much more. Please rsvp to careercenter@law.duke.edu

  • Jan 28
    Education Law and Policy Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join us for a student presentation by Duke Law 3L Wade Kolb entitled "Discussing the Rights of Limited-English Proficient (LEP) Parents under NC and Federal Law." The presentation is based on research performed during Kolb's summer clerkship with the UNC School of Government. Additionally, we will be discussing plans for the remainder of the semester. For more information, contact Andrea Hamilton at aeh12@duke.edu.

  • Jan 28
    Environmental Law Society Planning Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    The Environmental Law Society is holding its first meeting of the semester to plan upcoming activities. Anyone interested in participating is welcome to join. For more information or to be added to the mailing list, contact Adrian Broderick at Adrian.Broderick@duke.edu.

  • Jan 28
    FedSoc Lunch Roundtable 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Bring your lunch and come join the Federalist Society for a discussion of Congress and the BCS. Professor Barak Richman will moderate our discussion. For more information, contact Grayson Lambert at grayson.lambert@duke.edu.

  • Jan 28
    New York - Duke Law School International Alumni Dinner 8:00 PMSee description

    Jan. 28, 2010: International alumni and LLM students from Duke Law will gather for a networking dinner at Fig & Olive Restaurant in New York City. The Honorable Jaime E. Aleman L'78, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama to the United States, will speak. For more information, contact Chun Hu at hu@law.duke.edu or Jennifer Maher at maher@law.duke.edu, or call the International Studies Office at (919) 613-7144.

Friday, January 29, 2010

  • Jan 29
    Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Fellowship Program Discussion 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Cait Clarke, Director of Public Interest Law Opportunities at Equal Justice Works (Washington, D.C.), will discuss the organization's post-graduate fellowship program, including information on how to identify a host organization, develop a high-quality legal project, and submit a successful fellowship application. Equal Justice Works is the largest legal fellowship program in the country, awarding fifty 2-year post-graduate fellowships annually. After the discussion, Ms. Clarke will meet with students individually from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in Room 2019. If you would like to sign up for an individual meeting with Ms. Clarke, please contact Laura Brockington at Brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 29
    Southern Justice Spring Break Interest Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Southern Justice Spring Break is an incredible way to enjoy your spring break while serving those in need in communities across the country. We have trips going to Atlanta, New Orleans, Kentucky, and Mississippi, and participants will receive partial funding to defray the costs of the trip. Please join us for a quick information session. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Phil Rubin at phil.rubin@duke.edu.

  • Jan 29
    Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Jan 29
    Public Interest Retreat 3:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Raleigh/Durham area from Friday evening through Saturday evening. Because dangerous driving conditions are anticipated, the Public Interest Retreat has been partially canceled. There will be no Saturday Retreat programs at all; the Friday evening Retreat program has been rescheduled to the Law School (Star Commons). For more information, please contact Laura Brockington at Brockington@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

  • Jan 30
    Public Interest Retreat 7:30 AMSee description

    UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Raleigh/Durham area from Friday evening through Saturday evening. Because dangerous driving conditions are anticipated, the Public Interest Retreat has been partially canceled. There will be no Saturday Retreat programs at all; the Friday evening Retreat program has been rescheduled to the Law School (Star Commons). For more information, please contact Laura Brockington at Brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 30
    CICL Scholarship Roundtable: Opting Out of Customary International Law 8:00 AMLaw School 3171

    This roundtable will focus on the ability of nations to opt out of, or withdraw from, a rule of customary international law. Participants will consider the theoretical justifications for this conventional wisdom, whether it is descriptively and historically correct, and whether it is normatively desirable. By invitation only. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

  • Jan 31
    Duke Forum for Law and Social Change Community Service 1:00 PMSee description

    DFLSC will be partnering with Duke REMEDY to sort and pack medical supplies for the relief effort in Haiti. To participate, RSVP by midnight Tuesday 01/26/10 to lanta.wang@duke.edu. Event to be held at Duke REMEDY warehouse (LaSalle Street). More information will be provided to committed volunteers.

Monday, February 1, 2010

  • Feb 1
    PILF Auction Volunteer Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Learn more about the available volunteer tasks for the PILF Auction & Gala on Saturday, February 20. This meeting is mandatory for everyone who is planning
    on volunteering for the Auction. This is the largest opportunity for those who need more PILF hours. For more information, contact Sunny Kim at sunny.kim@duke.edu.

  • Feb 1
    Career & Professional Development Center Student Advisory Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

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

  • Feb 1
    Law & Social Science Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The presenter will be Professor Mat McCubbins from the UC San Diego Department of Political Science and future Professor at the USC Law School. Lunch will be provided for all of those who RSVP by January 29th to Lisa Musty at musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 1
    Duke Law Variety Show Interest Meeting 7:30 PMLaw School 4044

    The Drama Society is proud to be staging the first Duke Law Variety Show! This is an open call for participants. We are currently looking for students with ANY level of artistic talent -- vocal, instrumental, or dance, to participate in the show (the word "talent" should be interpreted loosely). If you are interested or would like more information, please email Angela Harper at alh40@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

  • Feb 2
    Duke Photography Portrait Session for Students 11:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Get a professional portrait for your Duke Law Student Directory profile, your Linked-In or Facebook pages, and for your Mom! Students may sign-up (or drop-in) to have a professional portrait taken by Duke photographers. For this special session, the cost of the sitting fee is waived, and students will be able to review proofs and purchase digital files for $20 per download from the Duke Photography website. To sign up for a time slot, visit: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AvaveshUg2-udHdOaDFwQVdaUkpXSld.... This is the last photo session Duke Law will host this year, so don't miss out. Contact Duke Photography at 919-684-4391 or dukephoto@duke.edu with questions.

  • Feb 2
    Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Symposium 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Speakers Joseph Fischel and Lanta Wang will discuss Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence. Event is presented by The Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy and CAGV. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Gina Oderda at Gina.Oderda@gmail.com.

  • Feb 2
    Open Doors: Finding Your Niche 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Join us for lunch to hear Coalter Lathrop, L'06, discuss his experience developing a focused area of expertise in territorial and boundary dispute resolution. He will reflect on his unique career path during Open Doors: Finding Your Niche. Mr. Lathrop runs an international boundary consultancy based in Asheville, NC. He has assisted states before the International Court of Justice, ad-hoc international tribunals, and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 2
    Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Feb 2
    BLSA General Body Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    BLSA General Body Meeting. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Angela Harper at alh40@duke.edu.

  • Feb 2
    Trial Skills: Direct and Cross Examination 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Mock Trial Board for the second of three presentations on trial litigation skills. This session will focus on direct and cross-examinations and will feature a Q&A with Chris Suedekum, Kyle Thomason, Dan Singer, and Kristin Cope, who finished 5th in the nation at the AAJ Student Advocacy Trial Competition last year. There will also be a skills presentation by Christopher Battles and Samuel Burness, Twiggs-Beskind Cup Tournament Chairs. All students are encouraged to attend, and the session will be especially helpful for those wishing to compete in the Twiggs-Beskind Cup. For more information, contact Samuel Burness at samuel.burness@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

  • Feb 3
    OPT Information Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Filing for Optional Practical Training (OPT) is necessary in order for graduating LL.M. and J.D. students in F-1 visa status to obtain work authorization in the United States if they are not currently a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident. Zoe Guy, from Duke's Visa Services Office, will be at the Law School to present information on the OPT process, as well as offer an opportunity to ask questions. For more information, contact Suzanne Brown at brown@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 3
    Clerkship Kickoff 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    A Duke Law faculty panel will discuss the benefits and advantages of judicial clerkships. Students interested in applying for judicial clerkships should attend and sign up for the 2010 Clerkship Listserv. All students are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 3
    Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Symposium 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Speakers Andrea Schneider and Heather Kolinsky will discuss Women in Non-Traditional Roles and Occupations. Event is presented by The Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy and WLSA. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact gina.oderda@googlemail.com.

  • Feb 3
    IHRLS Spring Kick-off Meeting 4:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The International Human Rights Law Society will be holding its first meeting of the semester! The meeting is open to existing members and everyone who is interested in joining. Please join us Wednesday, 2/3/10 4:15-5:15 PM and Thursday, 2/04/10 12:15-1:15 PM for snacks, introductions, and planning. For more information, contact Allyson Gunsallus at allyson.gunsallus@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

  • Feb 4
    IHRLS Spring Kick-off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The International Human Rights Law Society will be holding its first meeting of the semester! The meeting is open to existing members and everyone who is interested in joining. Please join us Wednesday, 2/3/10 4:15-5:15 PM and Thursday, 2/04/10 12:15-1:15 PM for snacks, introductions, and planning. For more information, contact Allyson Gunsallus at allyson.gunsallus@duke.edu.

  • Feb 4
    Summer Institutes Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join members of the International Studies staff for an information session about the 2010 summer institutes in Hong Kong and Switzerland. Former participants of each institute will attend to answer questions and talk about their experiences. This is a mandatory meeting for first-year JD/LLMs. For more information, contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 4
    Junk Science in Criminal Trials: A Practitioner's Tale 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Join us for a terrific presentation by George Castelle, Chief Public Defender in Charleston, West Virginia, who is widely known for his expertise in forensic science and his role in unraveling an enormous forensic scandal in his state. The session is open to all members of the Duke Law community. Sponsored by the Innocence Project. **As an added incentive, we will be handing out Innocence Project T-Shirts.** For more information, please contact Kat Shea at katherineshea@gmail.com.

  • Feb 4
    CLS Meeting with AUSA Rudy Renfer 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Rudy Renfer, longtime member of the US Attorney's Office in Raleigh, will be speaking to the Duke Christian Legal Society. All students are very welcome to bring along their lunch and join us. For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Feb 4
    Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Feb 4
    Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Symposium 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Speakers Courtney Powers and Mark Strasser will discuss Current Developments regarding the LGBT Community and the Law. Event is presented by the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy and OUTlaw. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Gina Oderda at gina.oderda@googlemail.com.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

  • Feb 6
    Duke Law Journal Elections 1:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law Journal will convene to elect the leadership of Volume 60. For more information, contact Patricia Richman at Patricia.Richman@gmail.com.

  • Feb 6
    DJCLPP Elections Meeting 3:15 PMLaw School 4047

    The Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy will meet to elect its executive board for the 2010-11 academic year. Attendance is mandatory for all Journal members. For information about the election, or to submit a statement of intent for one or more positions, please contact Managing Editor David Mansfield at david.mansfield.law@gmail.com.

  • Feb 6
    Step Dance Lesson 6:00 PMSee description

    To be held at Wilson Recreation Center, Rehearsal Room A. Come to stomp the yard! Step dance is a form of dance that is prominent in the black fraternity and sorority cultures. You'll use your hands and feet to produce amazing dance! All levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) are welcome. For more information, contact Nakita Cuttino at nakita.cuttino@duke.edu. This event is part of BLSA's Black History Month celebration, whose theme is "Bridging the Gap - Between All in Different Facets of Life and Between the Past and Present".

Monday, February 8, 2010

  • Feb 8
    Human Rights First Presentation 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Note: This event has been canceled. Join us over lunch for a presentation and discussion with Elisa Massimino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Human Rights First, one of the nation's leading human rights advocacy organizations. A national authority on human rights law and policy, Massimino has testified before Congress dozens of times and writes frequently for mainstream publications and specialized journals on human rights issues, including: crimes against humanity; refugee protection; discrimination; and law and security. In May 2008, the influential Washington, D.C. newspaper The Hill named Ms. Massimino one of the top 20 public advocates in the country. As Human Rights First's President and Chief Executive Officer, Massimino provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the organization and manages its 70 person staff in New York and Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at Brockington@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

  • Feb 9
    Sexual Orientation and Human Rights: Recent Trends in International and Domestic Litigation and Legislation 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join IHRLS and OutLAW for an interactive overview by Professor Laurence Helfer on LGBT issues and the treatment of sexual orientation in the international human rights law context. A short discussion of IHRLS members' vision for the future of human rights law at Duke will follow. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Allyson Gunsallus at allyson.gunsallus@duke.edu.

  • Feb 9
    DBA Community Roundtable 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Community Roundtable where students running for DBA office can present to the student body their qualifications and goals for DBA. For more information, contact Catherine Brewer at catherinedbrewer@gmail.com.

  • Feb 9
    Law and Entrepreneurship LLM Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Innovation is the key to the social, economic, and political challenges of our times, and entrepreneurial ventures are likely to be the drivers of the 21st century economy. But start-ups and innovators face a complex web of regulations, specialized financial considerations, business and organizational challenges, and other constraints. Lawyers have an important role to play in guiding the innovative ventures of today and tomorrow through this labyrinth to success. If you are planning a career in law and business, Duke Law's new Law and Entrepreneurship LLM might be right for you. Learn more at this information session, hosted by Dean David Levi and Professors Jim Cox and Andrew Foster. Lunch to be served. See the Law and Entrepreneurship LLM web page for more information about the program: www.law.duke.edu/admis/degreeprograms/llm.

  • Feb 9
    BLSA Movie Night: "President Barack Obama - The Man and His Journey" 6:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    BLSA will screen "President Barack Obama - The Man and His Journey". It documents both his personal story and his remarkable campaign up until Election Day 2008. Dinner will be served. Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. Movie starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Maryann Flanigan at mpf13@duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

  • Feb 10
    Public Interest Careers in North Carolina 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Note: This event has been canceled. The Duke Chapter of the North Carolina Bar Association will be hosting a lunch event with attorneys from around the state who work in the public interest. Each attorney will share about his or her work in the public interest, and following a brief panel session, the attorneys will be available for one-on-one discussion. For more information, contact Elizabeth Hall at ceh28@duke.edu.

  • Feb 10
    WLSA Faculty Tea Series 5:30 PMLaw School 4044

    WLSA is proud to host Professor Deborah DeMott as part of the Faculty Tea series. She began her professional career with a judicial clerkship in a federal court in New York City, and later practiced with a large law firm in that city, until she joined the Duke law faculty in 1975. In 1989, she received the Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award from Duke University. She has taught Art Law, Global Law Workshop on The Law and Politics of International Cooperation, and Business Associations, among other courses. Since space is limited, please RSVP to Amy.Rublin@duke.edu.

  • Feb 10
    Duke vs. UNC Basketball Game 8:45 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come gather in the Star Commons to watch the Duke Blue Devils get revenge as they trounce the North Carolina Tarheels in their very own home. It's not Cameron, but it'll be close! Pizza and beer served. For more information, contact James Van Strander at james.vanstrander@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

  • Feb 11
    Students Pursuing Careers in the Public Interest 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    This meeting has been canceled. For more information, contact Almira Moronne at am197@duke.edu.

  • Feb 11
    Language Tables 12:15 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Language tables are starting up again! Please come to our kick-off event. If you were involved in a language table last semester, get ready for another semester of brushing up your foreign language skills. If you were not involved, now is a great time to get started! Pizza lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Arie Eernisse at aeernisse@gmail.com.

  • Feb 11
    Valentine's Roses & Grams 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Buy a handmade Valentine's Day Gram and Rose for
    that special someone, your favorite professor, or that person who always lets you borrow his notes! $5/each. All proceeds support the Duke Public Interest Law Foundation.

  • Feb 11
    Legal Aid NC and Duke Law: Special Summer Internship and Training Opportunity 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Come hear about the special new summer internship partnership between Legal Aid of NC (LANC) and Duke Law School. The summer begins with a two week training "boot camp" at Duke covering civil litigation skills and substantive law. Interns will spend the rest of the summer in one of LANC's twenty four offices in the state working closely with attorneys and trying cases before courts and administrative bodies. LANC attorneys and Duke Professor Carolyn McAllaster will discuss the program and answer questions. For more information contact Maggie Pishko (careercenter@law.duke.edu).

  • Feb 11
    Conversation with Judges Carolyn Kuhl ('77) & William Highberger 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Find out which qualities judges seek in clerkship applicants through the eyes of two prominent California jurists. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Robert Barton at clerkshipmanager@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 11
    Alternative Careers: State Senator 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Come hear about an exciting alternative career. Floyd McKissick, Jr., a Duke Law alum and son of the late civil rights activist Floyd McKissick, is the current North Carolina senator for Durham County. He is also author of a guide book for the International Trade Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce. McKissick, Jr. will offer advice to those interested in pursuing this career as well as traditional legal careers. This event is part of Black Awareness Month, who theme is "Bridging the Gap - Between All in Different Facets of Life and Between the Past and Present". Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Maryann Flanigan at mpf13@duke.edu.

  • Feb 11
    Dean's Cup Moot Court Competition: Final Round 4:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Law Moot Court Board invites you to the final round of this year's Dean's Cup. The student finalists are Rocio Perez, Benjamin Baucom, Stephen Rawson and Kip Nelson. The Honorable Christine Durham, Chief Justice, Utah Supreme Court, the Honorable Don Willett, Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, and the Honorable Carolyn Kuhl, Judge, Superior Court of California, will serve as judges. The competition will be followed by a light reception on the 3rd Floor Mezzanine. Please come support your fellow students and see these excellent competitors in action.

Friday, February 12, 2010

  • Feb 12
    Duke Law Journal's Fortieth Annual Administrative Law Symposium 9:00 AMLaw School 3037

    Duke Law Journal's 40th Annual Administrative Law Symposium will focus on immigration law and adjudication. It will explore the rights of unauthorized migrants in the U.S. and how those rights are obliquely enforced. The symposium will also study the adjudicative competencies of immigration judges in light of the increased involvement of local and state authorities in the enforcement of immigration law. Finally, it will look at the effect of specialized judges in immigration cases and will examine concrete proposals for reforming the immigration adjudication system. Participants include Lawrence Baum (Ohio State University, Political Science Dept.), Jennifer Chacón (UC Irvine School of Law), Adam Cox (University of Chicago Law School), Stephen Legomsky (Washington University Law School), Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA Law School), Cristina Rodriguez (New York University School of Law), and Russell Wheeler (Brookings Institute).

  • Feb 12
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Usha Rodriguez, Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, to speak. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 12
    Open Doors Series' Careers in Media Law: From Law School to Dot Com Entrepreneur 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join us for lunch to learn more about careers in media law. Our distinguished speaker will be David Payne (L '88), who is the Co-Founder and CEO of internet startup ShortTail Media, based in Atlanta GA. Prior to starting ShortTail, David was with Turner Broadcasting for 15 years, serving in a variety of positions, including SVP/General Manager of CNN.com, SVP/Business Operations and Development for CNN Worldwide, SVP/General Manager of CNN/Sports Illustrated, VP/Legal and Business Affairs for Turner Sports, and VP/Team Counsel for the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Thrashers. Please RSVP to careercenter@law.duke.edu. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 12
    Valentine's Roses & Grams 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Buy a handmade Valentine's Day Gram and Rose for
    that special someone, your favorite professor, or that person who always lets you borrow his notes! $5/each. All proceeds support the Duke Public Interest Law Foundation.

  • Feb 12
    CAGV Valentine's Day Movie Night 7:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    You're invited to a Valentine's Day movie! We will be showing Paris, je t'aime in Star Commons on Friday, February 12th. Doors will open at 7:30 PM, and the movie will begin at 8 PM. There will be wine and some baked goods provided; everyone coming is encouraged to bring additional snacks or treats to share. Join us for a fun, low-key start to your weekend. Suggested donations of $10 will be collected at the door, with all proceeds going to the Durham Crisis Response Center. We're looking forward to seeing you there! Sponsored by the Coalition Against Gender Violence, the Epicurean Society, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, the Refugee and Asylum Support Project, the Health Law Society, and the DBA. For more information, contact Christopher Ford at christopher.ford@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

  • Feb 13
    Chinese New Year Celebration 7:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    The Spring Festival or Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Asia. Please join the Chinese LLMs for a night of trivia and games to celebrate this auspicious day. Prizes will be given to our lucky winners. Chinese appetizers will be served but come early so you don't miss out! Feel free to bring snacks to share. For more information, please contact Shiyao Liu at shiyao.liu@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

  • Feb 16
    Clerkship Alumni Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come hear how judicial clerkships helped Duke Law alumni obtain their career goals and how their experience in court has helped in their current positions. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

  • Feb 17
    Business Law Society Elections Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    For more information, contact Austin Sandler (austin.sandler@duke.edu).

  • Feb 17
    Trial Skills: Evidence and Objections 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Professor Donald Beskind and the Mock Trial Board for the final of three presentations on trial litigation skills. This session will focus on objections, proper evidence procedures, and general decorum, and will feature a Q&A with Professor Beskind, a litigator with over 30 years of practice experience, and a skills presentation by Christopher Battles and Samuel Burness, Twiggs-Beskind Cup Tournament Chairs. All students are encouraged to attend, and the session will be especially helpful for those registered to compete in the Twiggs-Beskind Cup. Lunch provided. Co-sponsored by DBA. For more information, contact Christopher Battles at christopher.battles@duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    Exchange Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join members of the International Studies staff for this information session about study abroad during the Fall 2010 semester. Students who have studied abroad during past semesters will attend to answer questions and talk about their experiences. Applications for Fall 2010 exchanges are due on March 1. For more information, contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    Citizens (dis)United: A Discussion of the Recent Campaign Finance Decision 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Duke University Professors Guy-Uriel Charles, Michael Munger, Neil Siegel, and UNC Professor Gene Nichol for a lively panel discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Initially, the question before the Court was whether federal campaign finance laws restricting corporations and labor unions from using their general treasury funds to pay for "electioneering communications" applied to a film critical of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, which the filmmakers intended to show in theaters and on-demand to cable subscribers. Following oral argument in March of 2009, the Court took the unusual step of ordering reargument on the more fundamental question of the facial validity of these restrictions and whether it should overrule two of its most important precedents in this area, Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce and parts of McConnell v. FEC. On January 21, 2010, the Court, dividing 5-4, held that the restrictions were unconstitutional and overruled Austin and parts of McConnell.

  • Feb 17
    Class Gift Committee Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Class of 2010 Gift Committee Meeting. For more information, please contact Kat Shea, Cari Gillespie or John Gochnour.

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

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

Thursday, February 18, 2010

  • Feb 18
    Student Paper Series 12:00 PMLaw School 4046

    Derrick Raphael will be presenting his research on social justice issues and the restructuring of the Wake County school system. He would like student feedback before his presentation at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Alumni of Color conference. Stephen McIntyre will also be presenting his paper "Trying to Agree on Three Articles of Law: The Idea/Expression Dichotomy in Chinese Copyright Law." 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). Lunch will be served. For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Fitt at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 18
    Representative Larry Hall - NC Democratic Majority Whip 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    NOTE: This event has been canceled. Representative Hall will give a lunchtime talk. Topic TBD. Pizza will be served. For more information, contact Maryann Flanigan at mpf13@duke.edu.

  • Feb 18
    ARBITRATION PRACTICE: A Look at Arbitration Practice in North Carolina 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The International Committee of Dispute Resolution Section of North Carolina Bar Association presents a panel exploring arbitration's role in North Carolina, analyzing its role in the legal system. Speakers will share their experiences with arbitration practice and will take a critical look at the discourse on the advantages of arbitration versus litigation and on the role arbitration may play in the future in the legal practice in North Carolina. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by DBA and the International Law Society. For more information, contact Lucy Chang at lucy.chang@duke.edu.

  • Feb 18
    CLS Meeting with Professor Hans Linnartz 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Professor Hans Linnartz will be making a presentation to the Duke Christian Legal Society. All students are invited to bring along their lunch and join CLS for discussion and fellowship. For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Feb 18
    Airport Security in an Age of Terror 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    A discussion with Paul Rosenzweig, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security, former Acting Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, and founder of Red Branch Law & Consulting. Topics will include full-body scanners, profiling techniques, and "dataveillance." Lunch provided. Sponsored by the National Security Law Society. For more information, contact Nick Rueter at nick.rueter@duke.edu.

  • Feb 18
    Life as a Plaintiff's Lawyer 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join us for lunch and learn about litigation practice as a plaintiff's lawyer from some of North Carolina's finest. Duke Law alumnus David Pishko, currently the President of the NC Advocates for Justice, will be joined by Karen Rabenau and Mike O'Foghludha. Between them, they handle complex professional negligence, worker's compensation, employment and civil rights claims. Our own Professor Donald Beskind, himself a leader in the North Carolina Plaintiff's Bar, will moderate. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 18
    ARBITRATION PRACTICE: A Look at Global Arbitration 1:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The International Committee of Dispute Resolution Section of North Carolina Bar Association presents a panel exploring the role of international arbitration. Speakers will address arbitration practice from an international and global perspective. They will examine the pros and cons of engaging in international arbitration versus international litigation and will share their experiences with international arbitration. For more information, contact Lucy Chang at lucy.chang@duke.edu.

  • Feb 18
    Interdisciplinary Seminar: "Getting it Right: An Interdisciplinary Assessment of Decisionmaking in the Criminal Justice System" 4:00 PMLaw School 4055

    This is an invitation-only event. Duke Law School's Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, and the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University are co-hosting an interdisciplinary seminar, which will bring together legal experts and scholars across the disciplines of neuroscience, medicine, sociology, economics, anthropology, history and psychology, to examine decision-making in the criminal justice system - from police and prosecutors, to lawyers, judges and juries. The seminar is intended as a fact-gathering session for a larger interdisciplinary project - "Science and the Search for Truth: Use of Scientific Knowledge to Detect and Prevent Miscarriages of Justice in the Investigation and Trial of Criminal Cases."

Friday, February 19, 2010

  • Feb 19
    9th Annual Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Symposium All DayLaw School 3037

    The Annual 'Hot Topics' Symposia series focuses on a variety of topics relevant to intellectual property law featuring panel debates and individual talks by academics and practitioners. This year's topics are "The Transfer of IP Technology Post-Copenhagen" and "New Frontiers in Online Trademark: Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLD) and Non-Roman Domains." We are greatly honored to welcome Ms. Jennifer A. Haverkamp, Managing Director for International Policy and Negotiations for the Environmental Defense Fund, as our keynote speaker on IP Technology Transfer and Ms. Tina Dam, Senior Director of Internationalized Domain Names for ICANN, as our keynote speaker on New Frontiers in Online Trademark. For more information, contact Travis Buchanan at travis.buchanan@duke.edu.

  • Feb 19
    Nuts and Bolts: Everything You Need to Know to Work on an Asylum or Refugee Case 10:00 AMLaw School 4049

    To be held 10 AM - 2:30 PM. Think your future career might be in asylum and refugee law? Plan on doing pro bono asylum work at a firm? Come to this seminar to learn everything you need to know to hit the ground running. The first half of the program will give you an overview of immigration and asylum law. The second half of the program will be an interactive case workshop, guiding you through sample asylum applications and processes. Breakfast, coffee, and lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Refugee Asylum and Support Project (RASP) and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Led by Professor Hans Linnartz. Attendance is limited to 40 students, so RSVP by Tuesday February 16th to guarantee your spot. Email RSVP and any questions to Tricia Hammond at patricia.hammond@gmail.com.

  • Feb 19
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Faculty Workshop: Professor Katherine M. Porter, University of Iowa College of Law. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 19
    DBA and BLSA present Family Weekend Friday and Student Showcase 3:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Duke Bar Association (DBA) and Black Law Students Association (BLSA) present Family Weekend Friday and Student Showcase. There will be a PILF mini-auction giving a sample of what will occur on Saturday, a hip-hop instructional session by BLSA, and many other student organization presentations. Light food and wine will be served, along with desserts from our student organization bake-off competition. It will be a great display of what our Duke Law community has to offer. Please attend and get family weekend started the right way! Contact DBA Leadership Chair Brad Lerman with any questions: bradley.lerman@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

  • Feb 20
    14th Annual PILF Auction & Gala 7:30 PMNasher Museum of Art

    Duke Law's Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) presents its 14th Annual Auction & Gala, the capstone event for Family Weekend. The evening will feature both a live and silent auction, appetizers, refreshments and entertainment. Auction items include vacation rentals, a Coach K signed basketball, dinners with faculty and staff, event tickets, jewelry, sports memorabilia and more! Tickets for the event are $15 for students in advance, $18 for non-students in advance, and $20 at the door. For more information about the auction or auction donations, please contact PILFAuction@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 22, 2010

  • Feb 22
    Diversity on the Federal Bench: A Debate 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Adam Mortara, lecturer at the University of Chicago and Duke Law professor Neil Siegel will debate the value of having diversity in the federal judiciary. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, and Program in Public Law. For more information, contact James Pearce (james.pearce@duke.edu).

  • Feb 22
    Women in Law Series: Balancing Career and Family 4:30 PMLaw School 2014

    Angelica Gallagher ('97) is currently the Legal Director for Burger King Corporation. Prior to that, she worked at Steel Hector & Davis (now merged into Squire Sanders) and at Greenberg Traurig. She has three small children and has negotiated an alternative arrangement with BKC that seems to be working well for her. Come chat with an alum and hear about her experiences! Light refreshments will be served. Co-Sponsored by the Alumni and Development Office and DBA. If you have any additional questions, please e-mail Rocio.Perez@duke.edu.

  • Feb 22
    Twiggs-Beskind Cup: Preliminary Rounds 5:30 PMSee description

    The Mock Trial Board will host the first two rounds of the Twiggs-Beskind Cup, to be held in various Law School classrooms. The preliminary rounds are closed to the public. For more information on location and times, contact Christopher Battles at christopher.battles@duke.edu.

  • Feb 22
    What It's Like to Practice Law in Florida 6:00 PMSee description

    Learn from representatives from Florida's leading firms and in-house counsel about the benefits of practicing law in Florida and why starting your career in the Sunshine state makes sense! 6:00 PM - Reception, Cochran Loft, 3rd floor, overlooking Star Commons; 6:45 PM - Dinner, Burdman Lounge, Room 3000. Featuring: Robert M. Fulton '94, Hill, Ward & Henderson, Tampa, FL; Angelica T. Gallagher '97, Burger King Corporation, Miami, FL; Daniel F. McIntosh T '81, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, Orlando, FL. Dress is business casual. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. RSVP by Friday, February 19th to Susan McLean 613-7214 or mclean@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

  • Feb 23
    9th Annual Bernstein Lecture 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor John Bell of the University of Cambridge Law School will present the 9th annual Bernstein Lecture, "The Relevance of Foreign Examples to Legal Development." The lecture will address three claims: governance through law is a universal and global activity and therefore its application cannot be confined to a specific jurisdiction; institutional activities of legislating and deciding cases are part of a conversation that extends beyond jurisdictional boundaries; and arguments based on foreign experience have only a limited persuasive status in national legal reasoning and therefore require discussion at a general rather than specific level. Bell is chair of the Council of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; he teaches and researches comparative law in Europe, particularly French law. His recent publications include Judiciaries within Europe (Cambridge University Press 2006) and a recently completed research project on European Legal Development examining the development of tort law in Europe 1850-2000. He has taught at the University of Oxford and the University of Leeds, as well as at the Universities of Paris 1 and 2. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 23
    Twiggs-Beskind Cup: Preliminary Rounds 5:30 PMSee description

    The Mock Trial Board will host the first two rounds of the Twiggs-Beskind Cup, to be held in various Law School classrooms. The preliminary rounds are closed to the public. For more information on location and times, contact Christopher Battles at christopher.battles@duke.edu.

  • Feb 23
    BLSA Movie Nights 6:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join BLSA for a movie night in Star Commons where we will screen "The Great Debaters", starring Denzel Washington. This movie depicts the true story of Wiley College's 1935 debate team. (Wiley College is a small historically black college in Texas.) Dinner will be served. Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. Movie starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. This event is part of BLSA's Black History Month celebration, whose theme is "Bridging the Gap - Between All in Different Facets of Life and Between the Past and Present". For more information, contact Maryann Flanigan at mpf13@duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

  • Feb 24
    BGPSA Presents: Racism in America - Dead or Alive? 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Black Graduate & Professional Student Association (BGPSA) presents a Black History Month event discussing several studies conducted by ABC's 20/20 What Would You Do - Racism in America series and other related studies and discussing what racism looks like in 2010. Please come out and express your opinion. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by BLSA and SNMA. For more information, contact Taren Greenidge at taren.greenidge@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    Inside the Professor's Studio with Lisa Griffin 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    We all know James Lipton's Inside the Actor's Studio. What about our own local celebrities here at the Law School? Join us for our second installment of "Inside the Professor's Studio" starring our very own Lisa Griffin and learn about one professor's life in public service. The Faculty Lives in Public Service program is sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. Please contact Kat Shea with any questions at katherineshea@gmail.com.

  • Feb 24
    Mandatory 1L Info Session for the Hardt Cup Tournament 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    This week, the Moot Court Board will host two informative sessions on the requirements for this year's Hardt Cup Tournament. All 1Ls must attend one of these two sessions, which will be on Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25 beginning at 12:30 PM in Room 3041. General information about the Moot Court Board at Duke, the logistics of the Hardt Cup Tournament, and an introduction to oral advocacy will be discussed. For further information, please contact Jenna Feistritzer at jsf11@duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    WLSA Faculty Tea Series 5:30 PMLaw School 4044

    WLSA is proud to host Professor Sara Beale as part of the Faculty Tea Series. Professor Beale teaches first year criminal law and upper-class courses in criminal justice policy and federal criminal law. Since her appointment by Chief Justice Rehnquist in 2004, she has served as the Reporter for the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules, which drafts the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. She has argued before the Supreme Court on six occasions, representing the United States and as appointed counsel for an indigent defendant. She clerked for Judge Wade H. McCree Jr. on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and served in the Office of Legal Counsel and the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice before coming to Duke in 1979. Since space is limited, please RSVP to Amy Rublin at amy.rublin@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

  • Feb 25
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    2L Ari Cuenin will be presenting his Note, "Mooting the Night Away: Vacatur for Mootness Doctrine and Post-Inauguration Changes to an Outgoing Administration's Midnight Regulations", which has been selected for publication in the Duke Law Journal's November issue. 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). Lunch will be served. For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Fitt at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 25
    Lunch & Learn about the NY Bar Exam 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Are you planning on taking the New York Bar Exam? Then this session is for you! Lunch & Learn about the NY Bar Exam, tips for success & LL.M. info. Discounts for all students enrolling in a Kaplan PMBR Complete Course at the session. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Danielle Eckelt at Danielle.Eckelt@kaplanpmbr.com.

  • Feb 25
    Conversation with Jennifer Rudinger, Executive Director of the ACLU of North Carolina 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join OUTlaw and ACLU for a conversation with Jennifer Rudinger, Executive Director of the ACLU of North Carolina about the organization's recent work and her path to civil rights work. Ms. Rudinger went to law school in order to get into policymaking and has worked as a state affiliate director for the ACLU ever since (first with Alaska ACLU before coming to North Carolina). Lunch provided. Contact caroline.beaudrias@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Feb 25
    Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Feb 25
    Mandatory 1L Info Session for the Hardt Cup Tournament 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    This week, the Moot Court Board will host two informative sessions on the requirements for this year's Hardt Cup Tournament. All 1Ls must attend one of these two sessions, which will be on Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25 beginning at 12:30 PM in Room 3041. General information about the Moot Court Board at Duke, the logistics of the Hardt Cup Tournament, and an introduction to oral advocacy will be discussed. For further information, please contact Jenna Feistritzer at jsf11@duke.edu.

  • Feb 25
    Innocence Project Youth Outreach Training 5:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Join the Innocence Project's new Outreach Team! This will be the first training event for the Outreach Team. In the coming weeks, the Duke Law Innocence Project will be launching a new series of workshops for youth in the Durham community focused on the causes and remedies of wrongful convictions. We're looking for a dedicated group of volunteers to make this year's Outreach Team a model for future years! Food will be provided at the training. Interested students should contact Joanna Darcus (Joanna.Darcus@duke.edu) or Caitlin Swain (Caitlin.Swain@duke.edu) for more information.

Friday, February 26, 2010

  • Feb 26
    Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy Conference All DayLaw School 3037

    "Drawing Lines: The Future of Redistricting in America" will look forward to the major issues in redistricting as America prepares to begin the 2010 Census. The symposium will feature a number of major election law scholars, political scientists, computer scientists, and state officials examining the major questions about this and future redistricting cycles. Among the subjects: Is it possible or desirable to have an apolitical redistricting process? How will open-source computer programs change redistricting debates? And what is the future of the majority-minority district?

    The symposium will feature a lunchtime keynote speech by Heather Gerken of Yale Law School.

    Event hosted by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, and sponsored by the Program in Public Law and the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Tobias Coleman at tobias.coleman@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 26
    Prison Tour 8:00 AMSee description

    A group of law students will meet at the Law School to visit two prison facilities in North Carolina: Polk Correctional Institute and Central Prison. For more information, please contact Kat Shea, katherineshea@gmail.com.

  • Feb 26
    Online "Office Hours": Doriane Coleman Talks "Drugs, Sex, and Olympic Sport" 12:00 PMWebcast

    Professor Doriane Coleman will take questions from online viewers about "Drugs, Sex, and Olympic Sport," in a webcast interview. Watch it live at http://ustream.tv/dukeuniversity.

  • Feb 26
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

Saturday, February 27, 2010

  • Feb 27
    Hip Hop Dance Lesson 6:00 PMSee description

    To be held at Wilson Recreation Center, Rehearsal Room A. Come get your groove on! There are various forms of hip hop dance (breaking, house, voguing). You'll go through a quick run-through of these styles during warm-up. The lesson will culminate in an exciting MTV-style choreographed routine. All levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) are welcome. Hosted by Duke BLSA and Duke Law Drama Society. For more information, contact Merlyne Jean-Louis at merlyne.jean-louis@duke.edu. This event is part of BLSA's Black History Month celebration, whose theme is "Bridging the Gap - Between All in Different Facets of Life and Between the Past and Present".

Sunday, February 28, 2010

  • Feb 28
    DFLSC Elections Meeting 11:45 AMLaw School 4045

    All DFLSC editors are required to attend elections as we choose the editorial board for Volume 3. Exit interviews will immediately follow the election. For more information, contact Jillian Harrison at jillian.harrison@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 1, 2010

  • Mar 1
    PILF Charity Denim 10:00 AMSee description

    PILF is hosting Charity Denim, a men's and women's designer jeans sale! Brands include Hudson Jeans, True Religion, Seven Jeans, Citizen of Humanity, Rock & Republic - for 40-60% off! CC and Cash both accepted. Dressing rooms will be available. The sale will be from 10 am - 5 pm in the Von Canon Rooms of the Bryan Center. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go to PILF grants for summer public interest work! So come support this fabulous sale and bring all of your friends. Questions? Contact Natasha Alladina (natasha.alladina@duke.edu) or Mira Kasliwal (mira.kasliwal@duke.edu).

  • Mar 1
    SPCPI General Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Join Students Pursuing Careers in the Public Interest for a general membership meeting to talk about progress in finding 1L and 2L Summer internships, course selection for next Fall, 3L plans for after graduation, and whatever is on your mind. Bring a lunch! For more information, contact Almira Moronne at am197@duke.edu.

  • Mar 1
    Careers in International Development - The World Bank and Beyond 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Meet Visiting Professor of Law Cally Jordan for a discussion on career and internship opportunities with international financial organizations. Prof. Jordan is a faculty member at Melbourne Law School in Australia and was a faculty member at the University of Florida. Prof. Jordan practiced international finance with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton New York office and worked for the World Bank for over a decade both as a consultant and full-time legal advisor. Prof. Jordan is a frequent speaker on corporate governance, capital markets and corporate law. She is the author of proposals for the reform of Hong Kong Companies Law. She was elected to the American Law Institute in 2003. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the JD/LLM in International and Comparative Law Program and CPDC. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 1
    L&CP 2L Meeting 12:25 PMLaw School 4055

    L&CP 2L Meeting. Please contact Kat Shea for more information at katherineshea@gmail.com.

  • Mar 1
    Twiggs-Beskind Cup: Final Round 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The Mock Trial Board will be hosting the final round of the Twiggs-Beskind Cup, its annual trial competition. Dean David Levi will serve as presiding judge, and members of the Mock Trial Board will serve as scoring judges. The two teams competing for the prestigious Twiggs-Beskind Cup are Michael Goldsticker, Benjamin Kastan, Rebecca Kitchens, Catherine Martinez, and their opponents, Rachel Berkowitz, Medora Mayne, John Rudd, and Douglas Salisbury. The final round is open to the public, and spectators are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Christopher Battles at christopher.battles@duke.edu.

  • Mar 1
    Redesigning Your Job Search Strategy in Uncertain Times 5:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Attorneys from Foley & Lardner LLP will conduct a panel discussion on professionalism, networking, and exploring alternate/non-traditional career paths. Learn how to market yourself in the current economy and come prepared with your own questions. The panel will conclude with a reception on the 3rd Floor Mezzanine where students can speak with attorneys one on one. Sponsored by ALSA, BLSA, HLSA, and SASA. For more information, contact Lily Li at lily.li@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

  • Mar 2
    Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Mark Tushnet will present "More Than Half a Loaf: Administrative Law in the 1930s," a lecture addressing judicial supervision of administrative agencies developed under the New Deal and the constitutional challenges those agencies faced. Professor Tushnet is a William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is the co-author of four casebooks, including the most widely used casebook on constitutional law, and the author of more than a dozen books, including a two-volume work on the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall and a book about the Rehnquist Court. He has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Humanities Program, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and he has written numerous articles on constitutional law and legal history. He has served as President of the Association of American Law Schools, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

  • Mar 3
    Pre-Graduation Fair 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    To be held 10 AM to 3 PM. 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
    Top 10 Tips for LLMs to Prepare for the Bar Exam 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join three LLM alumni who successfully took and passed the New York Bar for their top 10 tips on preparing for the Bar exam. They will answer your questions such as: 1) Which commercial review course should I take? 2) Should I study the course locally? 3) How should I pace my study? 4) Which test center should I choose? 5) Which hotel to book and when to book it? For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Canceled: Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    This meeting has been canceled. For more information, contact Sharon Nash at nash@law.duke.edu.

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

    Join us as we meet to hear Duke 3Ls discuss their experiences in obtaining judicial clerkships, and offer advice for acquiring one. This is a great opportunity to learn how to put together a winning strategy on applying for clerkships. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Class of 2010 Party 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    To all members of the Class of 2010 and faculty: Please join us as we celebrate our final semester! To kick off our class gift campaign, we will have champagne toasts and a photo slideshow that commemorates our time here at Duke Law. Drinks and food will be provided, and spouses are, of course, welcome. We welcome all photo contributions. Please send photos to Ryan Scofield and Sheena Paul. For more information contact Anna Corliss, Kat Shea, John Gochnour or Cari Gillespie.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

  • Mar 4
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 2014

    This week, the Student Paper Series is proud to host 2L David Riesenberg, who will be presenting his paper entitled, "A Practicable Fix for Backlash: Adopting the English Rule on Legal Costs in Investor-State Arbitration." In the paper, Riesenberg argues based on incentive structures that investor-state arbitration tribunals should adopt the English rule on legal costs--that unsuccessful party in a dispute should indemnify the prevail. Please join us for what should be a fascinating discussion. For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 4
    BarBri 3L Bar Talk 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Attention all 3Ls! BarBri is hosting an informational talk to prepare you for the upcoming bar exam. BarBri is the nation's leading bar review prep company and is available in all 50 states. We will discuss the structure of the exam, options for early prep, and ways to sign up. Classes begin in late May. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact claudia.ahwireng@gmail.com.

  • Mar 4
    The Hidden Cost of the Death Penalty in North Carolina 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Professor Philip Cook from the Sanford School of Public Policy will be discussing his study on the cost of the death penalty in North Carolina, which was recently published in the Oxford American Law and Economics Review. Sponsored by the Death Penalty Reform Group. Lunch provided. For more information, contact David Fry at david.fry@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 4
    Professional and Personal Ethics and Advising the President: A CLS Meeting with Dr. Peter Feaver 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Dr. Peter Feaver of Duke's Department of Political Science will be addressing the topic "Professional and Personal Ethics and Advising the President." Dr. Feaver is Director of both the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy. From June 2005 to July 2007, he was on leave to be Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House, where his responsibilities included the national security strategy, regional strategy reviews, and other political-military issues. Bring your lunch and join us! For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Mar 4
    CICL Public Lecture: Professor Beth Simmons 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Beth Simmons will give a lecture based on her recent publication titled, 'Mobilizing for Human Rights'. Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 4
    SELS presents: Hollywood is Knocking 7:00 PMLaw School 4045

    Hollywood is Knocking! Interested in learning about the 'Industry' and its legal implications? Don't miss this incredible opportunity to chat with JOSH LAWLER, an eminent legal figure in Hollywood's fascinating industries! Josh made it in Hollywood, so why shouldn't you?! Josh is a Duke alumnus and a Partner as well as an Entertainment Law attorney at Zuber & Taillieu LLP, whose practice spans from motion pictures/tv and the music industry through to the video games industry and sports law. Join us for this very entertaining event. You won't believe what Josh has to tell. Pizza will be served! For more information, contact Stephen Williams at sww6@duke.edu.

Monday, March 15, 2010

  • Mar 15
    Research Madness: "You Want Me to Research WHAT?!? Getting Background & Keeping Current" 9:55 AMSee description

    Event to take place in the Fite Room (Level 2 of the Library) from 9:55-10:55 a.m. Brush up on research skills before heading off to summer jobs! Throughout March, the reference librarians will present research workshops on various topics, both basic and advanced. The March 15th session is titled, "You Want Me to Research WHAT?!? Getting Background & Keeping Current", and will be held with Jennifer Behrens.

  • Mar 15
    McDonald v. Chicago and the Second Amendment 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    In 2008, the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm for private use. Come hear Professor Joseph Blocher discuss McDonald v. Chicago, a case currently before the Court concerning whether this right should be enforceable against state and local governments. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Jason Miller at jason.miller@duke.edu.

  • Mar 15
    The Federalist Society & Health Law Society Present the 2010 Open Doors Winning Proposal: Impacting Federal Health Care Policy 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Over the past 30 years, Mr. Miller (Duke Law, '75) has worked in a law firm, as a journalist, at policy think tanks, and within governmental agencies. He will be joining us for lunch to provide insight into what motivated him to leave a law firm and pursue a less traditional career path. Mr. Miller began his career working as an associate at the law firm, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy. After two years, he left the firm and became a journalist for nine years. He then continued his career at policy think tanks, beginning as a senior policy analyst at Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), progressing to Program Director at CEI, and next moving to Director of Health Policy Studies at Cato Institute. Mr. Miller then became Senior Health Economist for the Joint Economic Committee in the U.S. Congress from 2003-2006. Currently, he is acting both as a Resident Fellow in the policy think tank, AEI, and as a member of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Mr. Miller will be happy to answer any questions you have about life as a lawyer in the public policy arena. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 15
    ELPS Moot Court: School Discipline, Education, and Fundamental Rights in NC 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Duke Law professor Jane Wettach and 2L Andrea Hamilton will argue the upcoming NC Supreme Court case of King v. Beaufort County in a practice moot court round. The case asks whether, under the NC constitution, a complete denial of education as a result of a long-term suspension must be reviewed under the strict scrutiny standard. The case arose after two high school sophomores in Beaufort County, NC received a long-term suspension for fighting on campus after school and were not offered any alternative education. Prof. Wettach will be arguing this case before the NC Supreme Court on March 22nd. The event is sponsored by the Education Law and Policy Society (ELPS). Contact Brooke (brooke.girley@law.duke.edu) for more information.

  • Mar 15
    Cop Out at Copenhagen 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The International Law Society and the Environmental Law Society will host a panel discussion on the outcome of the 2009 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Professor Salzman and Professor Wiener are joined by Jonas Monast from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Beatrice Hahn at beatrice.hahn@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

  • Mar 16
    Course Selection & Targeted Career Planning: Corporate/Transactional Law 10:00 AMLaw School 3043

    A course selection and career planning session for students interested in corporate/transactional law practice. Join the Office of Student Affairs, the Career and Professional Development Center, and Professor Lawrence Baxter for a discussion on how to build academic and professional experiences that support a career in corporate/transactional law. Donuts and coffee will be provided. One student attendee will be randomly selected to win 1725 Lexis bonus points (redeemable for a $25 American Express gift card). For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 16
    BLSA General Body Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    BLSA Elections Meeting. Lunch Provided. For more information, contact Angela Harper at alh40@duke.edu.

  • Mar 16
    Lives in the Law: D. Todd Christofferson, '72 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Dean Levi for another unique Lives in the Law discussion with D. Todd Christofferson, '72. Christofferson will discuss his career in law and public service--particularly his experience clerking for the Honorable John Sirica. He assisted Judge Sirica in the Watergate trials, the White House tapes proceedings, and related matters during that period. Currently, Christofferson serves as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lunch provided; first come, first served. Sponsored by the Dean's Office as well as the Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, contact Kris Jensen at jensen@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 16
    Clerkship Nuts and Bolts 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Now that you know you want to clerk, join us to learn 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. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

  • Mar 17
    Registration for Blueprint for Professional & Summer Success All DaySee description

    Come learn how to take your networking skills to the next level, and put them into practice immediately during a great meet & greet with prospective employers. Tips will be shared to help ensure that you shine during your summer experience and successfully navigate the often tricky "dining room interview." Blueprint for Professional & Summer Success will take place on Wednesday, April 7 at the Hilton Hotel in Durham. Students should arrive by 5:15 and the event will begin promptly at 5:30. Register weekdays from 12:15-1:15PM in Star Commons or during business hours in the Career Center through Friday, April 2. Registration is $10 and is payable either by FLEX or personal check. For more information, please contact Camesha McAllister Jones at McAllister@law.duke.edu or Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 17
    Research Madness: "Researching Statutes & Legislative History" 9:55 AMSee description

    Event to take place in the Fite Room (Level 2 of the Library) from 9:55-10:55 a.m. Brush up on research skills before heading off to summer jobs! Throughout March, the reference librarians will present research workshops on various topics, both basic and advanced. The March 17th session is titled, "Researching Statutes & Legislative History", and will be held with Molly Brownfield.

  • Mar 17
    Morning Coffee with Judge McKeague 10:00 AMLaw School 3000

    Please join us for coffee and conversation with Judge David McKeague (6th Circuit Court of Appeals). Judge McKeague will be discussing what he looks for in clerkship applicants and what students can be doing now to prepare for one. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Rob Barton at clerkshipmanager@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 17
    Calling Balls and Strikes: Defining the Role of a Judge 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Honorable David McKeague sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. After twenty years in private practice, Judge McKeague was appointed to serve as a district judge in the Western District of Michigan. He served over twelve years there before being appointed to the court of appeals in 2005. His diverse and lengthy experience gives him great insight that he brings to his role on the bench. He will speak with students about the various interpretive theories that judges employ when applying law in concrete cases, and to the merits of those theories. For more information, contact Kristin Cope at kristin.collins@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 17
    Piracy and the Law of the Sea 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    A discussion with retired Rear Admiral Jane Dalton about the law of the sea and the legal implications of the growth of modern piracy. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the National Security Law Society. For more information, please contact Nick Rueter at nick.rueter@duke.edu.

  • Mar 17
    Women in the Law: Letty Tanchum 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Ms. Tanchum will be discussing what key skills and strategies helped her attain the success she has achieved today. Letty Tanchum has been Vice President and General Counsel of The Oprah Winfrey Foundations and Vice President and General Counsel for Harpo Productions, Inc. She began her career with The American Broadcasting Company after graduation from Duke Law School. In October 2005, she was named one of the leading 500 lawyers in America (one of 75 women) by Lawdragon Magazine. She is now lecturing and teaching in the areas of media and foundation law. Chipotle lunch will be served. Please contact Rocio.Perez@duke.edu with questions.

  • Mar 17
    Informational Meeting for 2010 Lead Fellows 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    The Office of Student Affairs will hold an informational meeting to discuss the selection process for the 2010 Lead Fellows. Recommendations for candidates will also be accepted. This meeting is for current LEAD fellows only. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 17
    Presentation on Kant's theories 3:00 PMLaw School 4045

    A Presentation by the leading experts on Kant's theories about law. Speakers: Professor Joachim Hruschka and Professor Sharon Byrd. Topic: Kant's Doctrine of Right. Venue: Room 4045, Duke Law School (West Campus).

  • Mar 17
    Celebrating Duke in D.C. 6:00 PMSee description

    This event is by invitation only. Duke Law alumni and current and prospective Duke Law students will gather for CELEBRATING DUKE IN D.C., a reception and presentation honoring Duke's new course and externship program in Washington, D.C. featuring Duke Law Dean David Levi, faculty, and students. The event will be held at the Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building (Northeast of the U.S. Capitol Building). For more information, contact Kristina Amidon at amidon@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

  • Mar 18
    Research Madness: "Regulations & Administrative Law Materials" 9:55 AMSee description

    Event to take place in the Fite Room (Level 2 of the Library) from 9:55-10:55 a.m. Brush up on research skills before heading off to summer jobs! Throughout March, the reference librarians will present research workshops on various topics, both basic and advanced. The March 18th session is titled, "Regulations & Administrative Law Materials", and will be held with Amy Taylor.

  • Mar 18
    D.C. Roadshow 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Interested in working at a law firm in Washington? Come hear the advantages and disadvantages of working in D.C. directly from the associates of some of the top firms. Sponsored by BLSA. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Angela Harper at alh40@duke.edu.

  • Mar 18
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 2014

    Blake Hudson, a 2007 Duke Law grad and current assistant professor at Stetson Law, will present a draft of his paper "Climate Change, Forests and Federalism: Seeing the Treaty for the Trees." 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). Lunch will be served. For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Fitt at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 18
    Avoiding Marriage: Why Progressives Should Not Support Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Jeff Redding will discuss recent developments in the debate about same-sex marriage in the U.S. In particular, Professor Redding will address how the recent case filed in federal court in California affects this debate. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact James Pearce (james.pearce@duke.edu).

  • Mar 18
    Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Mar 18
    Course Registration Advice Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Upper-class students, members of the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of the Registrar offer advice on how to select and register for Fall 2010 classes. For more information, contact Anne Sherman at studentaffairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 18
    Braxton Craven Inn of Court 6:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Details to follow. For more information, contact Susan McLean at mclean@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 19, 2010

  • Mar 19
    Research Madness: "Putting It All Together: Taking a Research Assignment from Start to Finish" 9:55 AMSee description

    Event to take place in the Fite Room (Level 2 of the Library) from 9:55-10:55 a.m. Brush up on research skills before heading off to summer jobs! Throughout March, the reference librarians will present research workshops on various topics, both basic and advanced. The March 19th session is titled, "Putting It All Together: Taking a Research Assignment from Start to Finish", and will be held with Marguerite Most.

  • Mar 19
    Last Day of Sign-Ups for Hardt Cup 12:00 PMSee description

    Today (Friday, March 19) is the last day to sign up for Rounds 2 & 3 of Hardt Cup. 1Ls may sign up at the table near the stairs in Star Commons from 12:00-1:30 p.m., in the Moot Court Board Office from 2:00-6:00 p.m., or by emailing hardtcup@gmail.com. Sign-ups close at 6:00 p.m.

  • Mar 19
    CLS v. Martinez and the Freedom of Association 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Panelists will discuss the upcoming Supreme Court case, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez. The case raises important questions at the intersection of the freedom of association, antidiscrimination law, and public forums. At issue is whether the First Amendment permits Hastings Law School to deny official recognition to a student chapter of the Christian Legal Society because the chapter limited its membership to Christians who agreed to its moral conduct code (which included a restriction against homosexual conduct). Our panelists include Greg Baylor of the Alliance Defense Fund, Chris Stoll of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and William Marshall, a nationally recognized First Amendment expert at the University of North Carolina School of Law. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 19
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Faculty Workshop: Professor Joseph Blocher, Duke University School of Law. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 19
    Spring 2010 Dedicated to Durham 12:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    DBA is hosting Dedicated to Durham from 12:30 - 4 PM. There are lots of great projects to work on at various organizations across Durham. They need as many volunteers as we can find so sign up today! We will meet in the Blue Lounge at 12:30PM to gather into groups and receive Dedicated to Durham t-shirts. From there we'll go to our community service projects all across Durham. Both indoor and outdoor service opportunities are available. At 4PM we'll all head back to school for food and live music at First Friday. To sign up please visit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LLFWZYC. Sign-up takes less than 1 minute. For more information, contact sue.ely@duke.edu.

  • Mar 19
    DBA Presents March Third Friday 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    DBA presents its March "Third Friday" event! This event is sponsored by the law firm of K & L Gates and follows the Dedicated to Durham service day. There will be plenty of food, beer, wine, soda, desserts and a great local jazz band (The Brand New Life: http://www.myspace.com/thebrandnewlife). Also there will be an opportunity to speak with associates and Duke Law alum from a large international law firm. Please come out for a great time and networking opportunity. Feel free to bring spouses and significant others. For more information, contact DBA Leadership Chair Niru Hegde (nirupama.hegde@gmail.com) or Brad Lerman (bradley.lerman@duke.edu).

Saturday, March 20, 2010

  • Mar 20
    PILF/DBA 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament 9:00 AMSee description

    PILF along with DBA is proud to announce the first Duke Law 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, to be held at the Card Gym (next to Wilson Gym). The tournament is open to all students, staff and faculty, and is the perfect opportunity to be more than a spectator during March Madness. Come out to support PILF, and gain the glory of beating your law school rival on the court. Sign up at lunch in Star Commons. $21 per team (suggested donation). For more information, contact Corinne.Oshima@duke.edu.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

  • Mar 21
    Jurists in Conversation: A Cardinal and a Federal Judge 2:00 PMLaw School 3041

    James Dever, United States District Judge, Eastern Carolina District, and Duke Law Professor will interview Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, DC. Cardinal McCarrick chaired a Task Force on Catholic Bishops and Catholic Politicians. He continues to travel to the Middle East to foster peace.

    Conversation will be held at Duke Law School, Room 3041.

    Enter at 210 Science Drive, main entrance.

  • Mar 21
    Jurists in Conversation: A Cardinal and Federal Judge 2:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Catholic Center and Duke Law School will co-sponsor an event involving a conversation between Duke Law Professor and Judge James Dever, United States District Judge, Eastern North Carolina District, and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington. For more information, contact Father John McDonagh at john.mcdonagh@duke.edu.

Monday, March 22, 2010

  • Mar 22
    Research Madness: "Finding & Backgrounding People" 9:55 AMSee description

    Event to take place in the Fite Room (Level 2 of the Library) from 9:55-10:55 a.m. Brush up on research skills before heading off to summer jobs! Throughout March, the reference librarians will present research workshops on various topics, both basic and advanced. The March 22nd session is titled, "Finding & Backgrounding People", and will be held with Jennifer Behrens.

  • Mar 22
    Spring 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.

  • Mar 22
    Inside the Professor's Studio with Jim Cox 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    We all know James Lipton's Inside the Actor's Studio. What about our own local celebrities here at the Law School? Join us for our final installment of "Inside the Professor's Studio" starring our very own Jim Cox and learn about one professor's life in public service. The Faculty Lives in Public Service program is sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. Please contact Kat Shea with any questions at katherineshea@gmail.com.

  • Mar 22
    Grand Theft Auto: Class Action 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Ted Frank, president and founder of the Center for Class Action Fairness (CCAF), will discuss the litigation surrounding the hidden sex scenes in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The settlement provided less than a quarter of a cent per plaintiff, but $1.3 million in attorneys' fees. As a member of the class, Mr. Frank successfully objected to the settlement. Due to Mr. Frank's work, the class was decertified, effectively ending the action. An advocate for tort reform, Mr. Frank and the CCAF represent consumers pro bono in class action settlement fairness hearings and in motions to certify consumer class actions. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Sara Wexler at sara.wexler@duke.edu.

  • Mar 22
    Fairways and Green: A Discussion with Golf Lawyer Dalton Floyd 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society for a visit from Mr. Dalton Floyd. Mr. Floyd has spent over 30 years carving out a niche as one of the nation's premier golf lawyers. Mr Floyd will describe his work as a longtime representative of the Carolinas section of the Professional Golfers Association, his work for the PGA of America, as well as describe his day to day practice and how he developed his expertise in Golf Law. Pizza will be served. For more information, contact John Gochnour at john.gochnour@law.duke.edu or Troy Stock at troy.stock@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

  • Mar 23
    Course Selection & Targeted Career Planning: Litigation 10:00 AMLaw School 3043

    Join the Office of Student Affairs, the Career and Professional Development Center, and a faculty member for a discussion on how to build academic and professional experiences that support a career in litigation. Donuts and coffee will be provided. One student attendee will be randomly selected to win 1,725 Lexis bonus points (redeemable for a $25 American Express gift card).

  • Mar 23
    Class of 2010 Photo 12:15 PMSee description

    Photo of all JD and LLMs of the Class of 2010. Please wear a dark suit for the shoot. Location: Front Lawn. Rain Date: March 30th. For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Mar 23
    Women in the Law: Christine Nicolaides Kearns 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join WLSA as we talk with Christine Nicolaides Kearns, a Duke Trinity graduate who was recently named Managing Partner of Pillsbury Winthrop's DC Office. Ms Kearns has spent her career in Big Law, working since her graduation from Vanderbilt Law School in Pillsbury's litigation department. Making partner while raising a family of four children, Ms. Kearns will speak from experience about the trials of balancing work and a family, as well as tips for students seeking to work in the changing Big Law market. Burrito Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Kathryn Barry at kb129@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

  • Mar 24
    Research Madness: "Free & Low-Cost Legal Research" 9:55 AMSee description

    Event to take place in the Fite Room (Level 2 of the Library) from 9:55-10:55 a.m. Brush up on research skills before heading off to summer jobs! Throughout March, the reference librarians will present research workshops on various topics, both basic and advanced. The March 24th session is titled, "Free & Low Cost Legal Research", and will be held with Molly Brownfield.

  • Mar 24
    1L Journal Information Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join Duke's nine journals to learn more about the Casenote Competition, the journals' requirements for membership and why membership on a journal is an important component of your legal education. Dean Levi, Prof. Doriane Coleman and the editors of Duke's journals will speak. Attendance at this program is strongly encouraged for all 1Ls who plan to compete in the Casenote Competition for journal membership. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Adam Schupack at adam.schupack@duke.edu.

  • Mar 24
    Information Session on Duke in D.C. 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Information session for the Fall 2010 Duke in D.C. externship program. Pizza will be served. Details to follow. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 24
    CICL Public Lecture: Kal Raustiala 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    CICL Public Lecture and Book Signing: Kal Raustiala, Professor at UCLA Law School and author of "Does the Constitution Follow the Flag? The Evolution of Territoriality in American Law" will present a lecture titled, "Is Bagram the New Guantanamo? Obama, Bush, and the Extraterritorial Constitution." Book signing will immediately follow in the third floor loggia. Lunch provided; first come, first served. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

  • Mar 25
    Research Madness: "Tackling Tax Research" 9:55 AMSee description

    Event to take place in the Fite Room (Level 2 of the Library) from 9:55-10:55 a.m. Brush up on research skills before heading off to summer jobs! Throughout March, the reference librarians will present research workshops on various topics, both basic and advanced. The March 25th session is titled, "Tackling Tax Research", and will be held with Amy Taylor.

  • Mar 25
    The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind - A Conversation with Professor James Boyle 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Hosted by the Duke Law & Technology Review and the Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Society. In this interview styled lecture, Professor Boyle, author of THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: ENCLOSING THE COMMONS OF THE MIND, will explain his concerns regarding the 'Second Enclosure Movement' that is privatizing the intellectual commons. Using examples as diverse as hip hop sampling, synthetic biology, disintegrating films and open source software, he will propose his solutions for the future of the public domain. He will also take questions from the audience at large. Professor Boyle teaches Intellectual Property and is the Faculty Advisor for the Duke Law & Technology Review. Members of DLTR and IPCS will be on-hand to answer any questions about their respective organizations. 1Ls who are interested in Intellectual Property, DLTR, IPCS, or simply have not yet heard Professor Boyle speak are highly encouraged to attend. Pizza will be served. For more information, contact matthew.turetzky@duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    CLS Meeting with Professor Guy Charles 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The Christian Legal Society invites all students to hear a short talk by Professor Guy Charles. Bring your lunch and join us for this time of learning and fellowship. For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wsk5@duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 2014

    This week, the Student Paper Series is proud to host 3L Kip Nelson, who will be presenting his paper, "Empowering the Sentencing Commission: A Different Resolution to the Cocaine Sentencing Drama." 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). Lunch will be served. For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Fitt at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Covering the Court: A Conversation with Adam Liptak and Neil Lewis 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Adam Liptak, U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, and Neil Lewis, former correspondent for The New York Times and Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School, will discuss the challenges and responsibilities of covering the Court. Their conversation may include the following topics: (1) how they do their job, what their sources of information are, whether the Justices, current clerks, former clerks will (or should) talk with them; (2) whether they use the Justices' papers (Blackmun, etc.); (3) how they see their role; whether they see themselves as the Court's mouthpiece in the sense of explaining what the Court has done to a population that largely does not read judicial opinions; (4) how blogging and other media have affected the traditional Court beat; (5) whether they think the proceedings should be televised; (6) how Court watchers, including academics, can help the Court do a better job; (7) whether there should be term limits for the Justices; (8) the trends they have observed. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Duke Forum for Law and Social Change Town Hall Forum 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join DFLSC for our final town hall forum this school year. Speakers include Lauren Fine and Sunita Kurra, both 2Ls; Keith Howard with Advocates for Children's Services; and Irene Dwinnell from Turning Point Adolescent Center. Panelists will discuss the collateral consequences of juvenile adjudication. Audience members are welcome to participate in this discussion. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Shelley Kahn at shelley.kahn@duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Post-Graduate Fellowships 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    For 1L and 2L students. Learn more about the many opportunities for post-graduate legal fellowships, including the prestigious Skadden, Equal Justice Works and Georgetown Fellowship programs. Many fellowship programs require students to think about their post-grad fellowship application proposals well in advance of their 3L year. This informational program will include a panel of alumni who were awarded post-grad fellowships, offering students advice regarding the process of securing a post-grad fellowship, and the value of the experience. Lunch provided. For more information, contact the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, Laura Brockington, at brockington@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 26, 2010

  • Mar 26
    Research Madness: "Researching Business & Company Information" 9:55 AMSee description

    Event to take place in the Fite Room (Level 2 of the Library) from 9:55-10:55 a.m. Brush up on research skills before heading off to summer jobs! Throughout March, the reference librarians will present research workshops on various topics, both basic and advanced. The March 26th session is titled, "Researching Business & Company Information", and will be held with Laura Scott.

  • Mar 26
    Open Doors Series: Microfinance on the Ground, A Lawyer's Perspective 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Fernando Papakonyang, an LLM from Uganda, will give an overview on microfinance as well as a lawyer's role in the industry and the challenges he faces. Fernando was the Legal Officer of Micro Enterprise Development Network, a subsidiary of World Vision International in Uganda before he came to Duke Law School. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 29, 2010

  • Mar 29
    Research Madness: "Finding Forms, Court Rules & Court Filings" 9:55 AMSee description

    Event to take place in the Fite Room (Level 2 of the Library) from 9:55-10:55 a.m. Brush up on research skills before heading off to summer jobs! Throughout March, the reference librarians will present research workshops on various topics, both basic and advanced. The March 29th session is titled, "Finding Forms, Court Rules & Court Filings", and will be held with Melanie Dunshee.

  • Mar 29
    Navigating Your Legal Career: A Conversation with Kilpatrick Stockton 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Representatives from Kilpatrick Stockton will be talking about the firm's Diversity Initiative during an informal lunch with students. The program hopes to help students with informal guidance in advancing their legal careers, educate students about the firm, and ultimately increase diversity hires at Kilpatrick Stockton. For more information, contact Anthony Del Rio at adelrio1@gmail.com.

  • Mar 29
    Duke Forum for Law and Social Change Info Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    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 be informed of what we are looking for during the casenote competition. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Julie Kim at hk80@duke.edu.

  • Mar 29
    The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Barry Friedman, Vice Dean and Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, discusses his recently published book, The Will of the People, a historical account of the relationship between popular opinion and the Supreme Court from the Declaration of Independence to the end of Rehnquist Court in 2005. Friedman shows how the American public came to embrace judicial power, and in so doing, helped shape the meaning of the Constitution itself. Books will be available for sale in the third floor loggia of the Law School immediately after the lecture, followed by a book signing with Professor Friedman. Event will be webcast live at http://www.law.duke.edu/news/. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 29
    WLSA Faculty Tea Series 5:30 PMLaw School 4046

    WLSA is proud to host Professor Diane Dimond as part of the Faculty Tea Series. Professor Dimond is director of the Legal Writing program, teaches the first-year course in Legal Analysis, Research, & Writing and two upper-level seminars, Negotiation and Contract Drafting. Before coming to Duke, she worked in litigation at large law firms, first in New York and then in North Carolina. She joined the Duke Law faculty to teach full-time in 1994, and in 2004, she won the Duke Bar Association's Distinguished Teaching Award. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Amy Rublin at amy.rublin@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

  • Mar 30
    Course Selection & Targeted Career Planning: Government/Public Interest 10:00 AMLaw School 3043

    Join the Office of Student Affairs, the Career and Professional Development Center, and Kim Bart, Assistant Dean for Public Interest, for a discussion about how to build academic and professional experiences that support a career in public interest or government. Donuts and coffee will be provided. One student attendee will be randomly selected to win 1725 Lexis bonus points (redeemable for a $25 American Express gift card).

  • Mar 30
    Preemption and the Federal Balance: Telling True Federalism from False 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Mr. Jack Park, a Visiting Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and a former Assistant Attorney General of Alabama, will discuss recent developments concerning the federal preemption of state laws. He will explore the Obama Administration's current approach to preemption as well as offer thoughts on its future as a legal doctrine. Hosted by the Duke Law Federalist Society. A non-pizza lunch will be provided. For more information, contact David Wheelock at dsw18@duke.edu.

  • Mar 30
    Westlaw Prepare to Practice Workshop - LUNCH PROVIDED 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    This Prepare to Practice Training includes lunch and lessons on how Westlaw works in the real world. Learn to be more efficient and effective in your legal researching. Whether you work for a private firm, the government or a non-profit organization, you will learn how to become a cost-effective researcher in this important training. Attendance at this training will also qualify participants for tickets to the Westlaw Beer & BBQ event on April 5th. For more information, contact your Westlaw Student Representative, Stephanie Lam (Stephanie.Lam@law.duke.edu).

  • Mar 30
    Duke Law Passover Seder 6:30 PMSee description

    Note: The RSVP list is now closed. 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 continue this wonderful tradition at the Beth El Synagogue at 1004 Watts Street, Durham, N.C.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

  • Mar 31
    Exam and EBB Exam Software Info Session 9:30 AMLaw School 4042

    To be held 9:30-10 AM. All students are invited to find out about spring exams and the new version of Electronic Bluebook. Attendees will receive a free ethernet cable (for faster exam submission; while supplies last). EBB installation workshops will be held separately. For more information, contact Wayne Miller at wmiller@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Journal Information Fair 12:00 PMSee description

    Meet your match at the 2010 Journal Information Fair! Please join us in the journal hall from 12-2 PM to meet members of all nine journals, learn more about the casenote competition, and enjoy delicious treats. Find out which journal is right for you! Snacks provided. For more information, contact Madison Jones at madison.jones@duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Race, Education and the Constitution 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join Professor Charles for a discussion of race and education in the United States. The talk will focus on the constitutional rights and obligations of students, parents, school systems and the government. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Justin Yedor at justin.yedor@duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Building a Baby, With A Few Ground Rules 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    You've always assumed you would have children - but what if you physically weren't able to? Would you turn to surrogacy? Technology has changed the landscape of having children and today surrogacy is an increasingly common practice - yet the law lags behind. Surrogacy is largely without regulation, controlled mainly by fertility doctors, with few rules determining who may obtain babies or who may serve as a surrogate. If you think mental health screening is consistently required, that contracts are always enforceable, or that a surrogate is able to charge whatever price she wants - think again. Laws vary from state to state - and the outcomes of surrogacy disputes can be vastly different. Come hear three of Duke's own professors - Kim Krawiec, Katherine Bradley, and Marin Levy - discuss what the law is and what it should be! Lunch will be served. Hosted by LSRJ, WLSA, and the Health Law Society. For more information, contact Anne Dana at anne.dana@duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    CANCELED: Panel Discussion on Corruption 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    This event has been canceled. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. Details to follow. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    2L Summer Success & the 3L Job Search, Part I 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    2Ls: If you may be looking for a position next year as a 3L, use your summer experiences and course selection to enhance the 3L job search. Hear from 3Ls in the Class of 2010 who are not returning to their 2L summer employer about what they did over the summer and their job hunt in the third year. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

  • Apr 1
    Working in Asia Business Etiquette - Dos and Don'ts 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Working and/or studying in Asia this summer? The Office of International Studies and the Career Center have organized a great panel discussion on Asian business etiquette to ease your anxiety of working and studying in an entirely different culture. Panelists include attorneys from China and Japan as well as JD/LLM students who worked in Asia last summer. Come and learn an overview of the legal markets in Asia and general Dos and Don'ts in Asia business culture.

  • Apr 1
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 2014

    This week, the Student Paper Series is proud to host 2L Andrei Mamolea, who will present his paper, "The Future of Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute: A Roadmap for Pfizer v. Abdullahi." 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). Lunch will be served. For more information, contact David Chiang at david.chiang@law.duke.edu or Virginia Fitt at virginia.franks@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    Law & Social Science Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The April 2010 session of the Law and Social Science Workshop will feature Professor Randy Calvert of Washington University in St. Louis. The paper is titled, "Common-Ground Theories of Law: Foundations and Implications." Lunch will be provided for everyone who RSVPs by Tuesday, March 30th to Lisa Musty (musty@law.duke.edu).

  • Apr 1
    Piecing the Puzzle Together: The Next Steps to Judicial Clerkships 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Get tips and pointers from Duke Law students who will begin clerking in 2010. 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. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    Exam and EBB Exam Software Info Session 2:00 PMLaw School 3041

    To be held 2-2:30 PM. All students are invited to find out about spring exams and the new version of Electronic Bluebook. Attendees will receive a free ethernet cable (for faster exam submission; while supplies last). EBB installation workshops will be held separately. For more information, contact Wayne Miller at wmiller@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    2L Summer Success & the 3L Job Search, Part II - Summer Success Is Built On Civil Procedure: A Practical Primer with Dean Levi 4:10 PMLaw School 3043

    Back by popular demand, Dean Levi will review the civil procedure questions you are likely to encounter this summer, irrespective of the nature of your employer. Knowing where to look for an answer before asking your supervisor will set you apart. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 2, 2010

  • Apr 2
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Faculty Workshop: Professor Anne Joseph O'Connell, Berkeley Law, University of California. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 5, 2010

  • Apr 5
    Faculty Course Selection Advice Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Students are invited to attend a faculty panel in anticipation of Fall 2010 course registration. Professors Sara Beale, Rich Schmalbeck and Andrew Foster will offer advice about course selection and registration. Burrito lunch served. For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Apr 5
    Globalizing Lawyers: A Sociology of International Finance Practice 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    CICL Public Lecture & Book Signing: Professor Mark Osiel. Mark Osiel, author of "Making Sense of Mass Atrocity" (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009), and "The End of Reciprocity: Terror, Torture & the Law of War" (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009) will present a lecture titled, "Globalizing Lawyers: The Sociology of International Finance Practice". Book sale and signing of his two most recent publications will immediately follow the lecture in the third floor loggia. Lunch provided; first come, first served. Event to be webcast live at http://www.law.duke.edu/news/. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 5
    Westlaw's BBQ & Beer 5:00 PMLaw School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Event to be held in Beber Sculpture Garden (Star Commons, if raining). Sign up and attend a Prepare to Practice Seminar, and receive a special invitation to this exclusive Westlaw Student Social! You can register with one of your Westlaw Student Reps or on the Westlaw Training page. Don't miss the First Annual BBQ & Beer event with Westlaw! For more information, please contact Stephanie Lam (Stephanie.Lam@law.duke.edu) or James Van Strander (James.VanStrander@duke.edu).

  • Apr 5
    Hardt Cup Quarterfinal Rounds 5:00 PMLaw School 4049

    The Moot Court Board proudly hosts the quarterfinal rounds of the Hardt Cup Competition. All students are encouraged to watch as this year's top eight advocates argue the case from Round 3 of the Hardt Cup before a panel of faculty and alumni judges. For more information, contact Matt Vandenberg at HardtCup@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

  • Apr 6
    Essential Elements of the 2L Job Search 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    ***Required for all students in the Class of 2012***
    An overview of the legal economy and Summer 2011 recruiting season by Associate Dean Bruce Elvin, comments on core elements of successful job searches by Professor Lisa Kern Griffin, and current advice from a panel of students in the Class of 2011 on what to expect and how best to prepare.

  • Apr 6
    Exam and EBB Exam Software Info Session 1:30 PMLaw School 4042

    To be held 1:30-2 PM. All students are invited to find out about spring exams and the new version of Electronic Bluebook. Attendees will receive a free ethernet cable (for faster exam submission; while supplies last). EBB installation workshops will be held separately. For more information, contact Wayne Miller at wmiller@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 6
    Hardt Cup Semifinal Rounds 5:00 PMLaw School 4049

    The Moot Court Board proudly hosts the semifinal rounds of the Hardt Cup Competition. All students are encouraged to watch as this year's top four advocates argue the case from Round 3 of the Hardt Cup before a panel of faculty and alumni judges. For more information, contact Matt Vandenberg at HardtCup@gmail.com.

  • Apr 6
    Public Interest & Pro Bono Spring Recognition Reception and Award Ceremony 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Reception for all who completed pro bono placements or demonstrated leadership in public interest activities during the 2009-2010 academic year. Students and supervisors are recognized for their contributions to the community by providing pro bono assistance or participating in or leading public interest activities. RSVP at
    http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

  • Apr 7
    How to Register for Fall 2010 Courses 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Office of the Registrar will lead a session for rising 2Ls on how to register for fall classes. Bookbagging for classes begins on Weds., 4/7 for all students and registration begins for rising 2Ls on Tues., 4/13. Don't miss this instructional session on how to use ACES, the importance of bookbagging, ensuring your eligibility to enroll, and more.

  • Apr 7
    Faculty Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Apr 7
    WLSA Elections and End of the Year Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Elections for next year's WLSA leadership will take place during this meeting. Positions available include: President, Vice President, Community Relations Chair, Webmaster, Treasurer. Afterwards, please join the outgoing WLSA e-board in welcoming next year's leaders. If you are interested in running for a position and would like more information, please contact Rocio.Perez@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Apr 7
    Duke Law Journal Open House and Flash Drive Distribution 12:15 PMSee description

    To be held 12:15 to 3:30 PM. Interested in joining the Duke Law Journal? Come see what DLJ is all about at our annual open house! Receive a flash drive with sample casenotes courtesy of Morrison & Foerster. DLJ members will be available to answer your questions. The open house will be held in the DLJ office, Room 2043, just behind the Blue Lounge. For more information, please e-mail adam.schupack@duke.edu.

  • Apr 7
    A Lecture by International Criminal Court Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, the head of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court, will discuss the Office's Prosecutorial Strategy for 2009-2012 and the mandate of the Office of the Prosecutor in the selection of situations and cases. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Matt Smith at mas1218@gmail.com.

  • Apr 7
    CICL and the Islamic Studies Center Present: Abdullahi An-Na'im 4:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, originally from Sudan, is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law School. An internationally recognized scholar of Islam and human rights, and human rights in cross-cultural perspectives, Professor An-Na'im teaches courses in Islamic law, international law and comparative constitutional law. His research interests also include constitutionalism in Islamic and African countries, and Islam and politics. He directs several research projects which focus on advocacy strategies for reform through internal cultural transformation. Professor An-Na'im will present a lecture titled, "The Compatibility of Islamic Law and State Law". Lecture is cosponsored with the Islamic Studies Center. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 7
    Duke Law School Blueprint for Summer and Professional Success 5:30 PMSee description

    The Career & Professional Development Center would like to invite the Class of 2012 to participate in the Duke Law School Blueprint for Summer and Professional Success at the Hilton Hotel-Durham. Students will explore practical networking, business etiquette and dining etiquette skills with several alumni and potential 2L summer employers. The event will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and business attire is required. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

  • Apr 8
    Breakfast with Judge Richard Leon (DDC) 10:00 AMLaw School 3000

    Join us for morning coffee and conversation with Judge Richard Leon. Judge Leon will be discussing what life as a clerk or intern is like in his chambers, and what students can do to prepare for either. All students are invited. For more information, please contact Robert Barton at clerkshipmanager@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 8
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    This week, the Student Paper Series hosts Christopher McCurdy and Ryan Thompson, who will present a paper entitled, "The Power of Posner: A Study of Prestige and Influence in the Federal Judiciary." In the paper, Thompson and McCurdy empirically study the factors that contribute to the prestige and influence of particular judges on the federal bench. Please join us for a fascinating discussion. For more information, contact David Chiang at David.Chiang@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 8
    IP Course Selection Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    A panel of 3Ls will offer course selection advice for students interested in IP and offer its accumulated Duke/career IP wisdom so that we may all benefit before the 3Ls leave us. For more information, contact Travis Buchanan at travis.buchanan@duke.edu.

  • Apr 8
    CLS Meeting with Professor John Inazu 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Professor John Inazu will lead a discussion with the Christian Legal Society. All students are invited to bring their lunch and join CLS for a time of learning and fellowship. For more information, contact Wade Kolb at wade.kolb@duke.edu.

  • Apr 8
    Detainees and National Security: A Judge's View 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Judge Richard Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia will discuss his experience deciding terrorism-related detainee cases, including Boumediene v. Bush. Lunch provided. Sponsored by ACS and the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact James Pearce (james.pearce@duke.edu).

  • Apr 8
    Jones v. Harris Associates, L.P.: A Unanimous Court and an Intriguing Future 5:00 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join us for a discussion among Professors Cox, DeMott, Lybecker and Young, and 3L Emily Johnson of the Supreme Court's recent resolution of this closely-watched case involving the fees that mutual fund advisors charge their funds. With in excess of $8 trillion invested in mutual funds the decision in Jones v. Harris decision impacts households across America. All of the panelists - involved in various ways with Jones and the issues it raises - will describe their connections to the case and offer predictions about future developments as lawyers and judges interpret and apply the Court's formulation. For more information, contact Mykou Thao at thao@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 9, 2010

  • Apr 9
    Barristers Ball 9:00 PMSee description

    Duke Law students and their guests are invited to this annual formal event. Location is Parizade at 2200 W. Main St, Durham. For questions, please contact Grant Reid at grant.reid@duke.edu.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

  • Apr 11
    CLS End of Year Party 5:00 PMSee description

    All Duke Law students and faculty, as well as spouses, friends, and children are invited to the Christian Legal Society's End of Year party. Professor Hans Linnartz will host this time of fun and fellowship from 5-7 PM at his home in Raleigh. Contact Wade Kolb for more information or directions: wade.kolb@duke.edu.

Monday, April 12, 2010

  • Apr 12
    Learning About Alternative Courts - Breakfast with Judge Mary Ellen C. Williams '77 10:00 AMLaw School 4046

    Join Judge Mary Ellen C. Williams (US Court of Federal Claims) for morning coffee as we discuss the nuances of working in a Non-Article III federal court, and why students interested in clerkships should consider applying. For more information, please contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 12
    Casenote Competition Mandatory Training Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    All 1Ls planning to participate in the Casenote Competition for journal membership are required to attend this mandatory training session in the law school's new electronic submission system. Please bring your laptop. RSVP for this event by Friday, April 9th using the link above. For more information, contact Adam Schupack at adam.schupack@duke.edu.

  • Apr 12
    Presentation and Discussion with Elisa Massimino 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Join us over lunch for a presentation and discussion with Elisa Massimino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Human Rights First, one of the nation's leading human rights advocacy organizations. A national authority on human rights law and policy, Massimino has testified before Congress dozens of times and writes frequently for mainstream publications and specialized journals on human rights issues, including: crimes against humanity; refugee protection; discrimination; and law and security . In May 2008, the influential Washington, D.C. newspaper The Hill named Ms. Massimino one of the top 20 public advocates in the country. As Human Rights First's President and Chief Executive Officer, Massimino provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the organization and manages its 70 person staff in New York and Washington, D.C. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at Brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 12
    2010 Hardt Cup Finals 4:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Moot Court Board proudly presents the final round of the 2010 Hardt Cup Tournament. All students and faculty are encouraged to watch as this year's finalists, Grayson Lambert and Dorie Mayne, argue the case used in Round 3 of the Hardt Cup before a panel of distinguished jurists. The final round panel will be comprised of Judge James Wynn of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Chief Judge Garrett Brown L'68 of the District of New Jersey, and Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams L'77 of the United States Court of Federal Claims. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Matt Vandenberg at HardtCup@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

  • Apr 13
    Loan Repayment Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Not sure about the best way to repay your student loans? Unsure about how much you can expect to pay? Don't worry! Come to this session to learn about repayment options, deferments, forbearances, and loan forgiveness. Another session will be held Monday, April 19th. For more information, contact John Ahlers at ahlers@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 13
    Environmental Law Practice in North Carolina - Brown Bag Lunch with Bill Ross 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    The Environmental Law Society is excited to host Bill Ross, the former secretary of North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Now a visiting professor at the Nicholas School, this will give students an opportunity to talk to Mr. Ross about practicing in government and private practice in North Carolina. Bring your own lunch and enjoy! For more information, contact Thomas Colemath at tmc23@duke.edu.

  • Apr 13
    Casenote Competition Mandatory Training Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    All 1Ls planning to participate in the Casenote Competition for journal membership are required to attend this mandatory training session in the law school's new electronic submission system. Please bring your laptop. RSVP for this event by Friday, April 9th using the link above. For more information, contact Adam Schupack at adam.schupack@duke.edu.

  • Apr 13
    Federal Jobs Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Information session for students interested in securing post-graduation or summer jobs with government employers. Designed for all class years. Sponsored by the Career Center and the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 13
    P.A.D. Elections 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    P.A.D. Officer Elections for the 2010-2011 school year. Positions available: Justice, Vice-Justice, Clerk (secretary), Treasurer, Social Chair, Service Chair, Alumni Chair, Professional Development Chair. Come prepared to talk for 1-2 minutes about why you'd like the position you're running for! For more information, contact Rebecca Marcucci at ram58@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

  • Apr 14
    Lives in the Law: Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Justice Breyer will talk with Dean David F. Levi and Professor Walter E. Dellinger III about his distinguished legal career, influences, and philosophy. Prior to taking his seat on the Supreme Court on Aug. 3, 1994, he served on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and as its chief judge from 1990 to 1994. He also has served as a member of the United States Sentencing Commission and the Judicial Conference of the United States, as a special assistant to the assistant U.S. attorney general for antitrust, an assistant special prosecutor of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, and as special counsel and chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Event will be webcast live at http://www.law.duke.edu/news/. For more information, contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    3L Superlatives by The Devil's Advocate 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The Devil's Advocate is publishing 3L Superlatives!!! Vote on which 3L is the Biggest Gunner, Best Dressed, Most Likely to End Up on Oprah, and other categories! We will take your votes on Wednesday between 12:15 & 4:15 PM in the Star Commons. Or, e-mail Leah Shen with your vote by end of Wednesday (categories will be published on The Devil's Advocate's new website, http://www.duketda.com). If you would like your name removed from the potential superlatives list, please e-mail Leah Shen at Leah.Shen@duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    BarBri 1L Con Law Lecture 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    To be held Weds. 4/14 and Thurs. 4/15. All first year students are invited to a special presentation on Constitutional Law Exam Tips and Hints. The presentation will cover tips to help you ace your exam. You'll also learn about the different study options available through BarBri. Sponsored by BarBri. For questions, please contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@gmail.com.

  • Apr 14
    JD-LLM Program Annual Spring Dinner 6:30 PMSee description

    To be held at Tosca Restaurant in Durham; 6:30-7:00 pm - Reception; 7:00 pm - Dinner;
    RSVP required. JD-LLM students and others by invitation only. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

  • Apr 15
    CICL Public Lecture: Susan Sell 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Susan Sell, professor of political science and international affairs, and director of The Institute for Global and International Studies at George Washington University, will present a lecture titled, "Cat and Mouse: the Intellectual Property Enforcement Agenda." Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law. Event to be webcast live at http://www.law.duke.edu/news/. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    Student Organization Transition Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    All newly elected officers of student organizations are strongly encouraged to attend this highly informative transition meeting. We will be discussing DBA and administrative procedures, and how organizations can make the most of the resources at Duke. For more information, contact Morgan Lucas at morgan.lucas@duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    Work/Life Balance and Women in the Law Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Dean Levi and Professor Weistart have put together an exceptional panel to discuss issues of work/life balance and women in the law. Panelists include: Caroline Gottschalk L'90 - Partner, Corporate Department, Simpson Thacher in New York; Margaret Hu L'00 - Special Policy Counsel, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Deanna Okun L'90 -- Commissioner (and Former Chair), U.S. International Trade Commission; Abby Reardon L'81, Counsel, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Nixon Peabody in New York; Julie Shields L'90 - Author of "How To Avoid The Mommy Trap: A Roadmap For Sharing Parenting and Making It Work". Shields is an expert in work-life policies and a family-leave advocate; Matt Wolfe L'08 -- Associate, Parker Poe in Raleigh. All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Jennifer Dominguez at dominguez@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    Why Should I Consider Doing Duke in D.C.? 2:00 PMLaw School 2014

    Spring 2010 Duke in D.C. instructor, Margaret Hu, will be available, along with current Duke in D.C. students, to share about the Duke in D.C. experience. Come hear more about this unique and engaging Duke Law externship program. Ms. Hu graduated from Duke Law School in 2000, and is a Senior Policy Advisor and Liaison to the President's Advisory Commission, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She is on detail from her position as Special Policy Counsel in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    VITA Wrap-up Meeting and End of Tax Season Celebration 4:30 PMLaw School Beber Sculpture Garden

    This event is by invitation only. Come celebrate the end of tax season 2009. Hear our final numbers and learn just how much of an impact you made in the lives of those we helped. Sign up to be part of next year's executive committee. Say goodbye to the 3L's who have worked tirelessly to make this program the success that it is. Meet some of our host organization leaders and our IRS representatives. A non-pizza meal and beverages provided. For additional information please contact burrucker@law.duke.edu. Rain Location: Blue Lounge.

  • Apr 15
    2L Summer Success & the 3L Job Search, Part III - Written Work Product for Summer Success: A Hands-On Workshop with Senior Alumni 4:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Senior alumni will review model summer associate "memos" in detail, highlighting their often subtle strengths and weaknesses, as well as share their insider tips for successful completion of summer work assignments - from intake to delivery. Get your first review before the summer starts. For more information, contact Maggie Pishko at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    BarBri 1L Con Law Lecture 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    To be held Weds. 4/14 and Thurs. 4/15. All first year students are invited to a special presentation on Constitutional Law Exam Tips and Hints. The presentation will cover tips to help you ace your exam. You'll also learn about the different study options available through BarBri. Sponsored by BarBri. For questions, please contact Claudia Ahwireng at claudia.ahwireng@gmail.com.

  • Apr 15
    Duke Law Journal BBQ 6:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Please join the Duke Law Journal for its annual barbecue. 1Ls are invited to meet DLJ members and to learn more about the work of the Journal. There will also be an opportunity to sign-up for outlines for 1Ls classes. For more information, contact Adam Schupack at adam.schupack@duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    Spring Fling! 10:00 PMSee description

    Join OUTLaw for the final DBA Charity Bar Review of the year - SPRING FLING! This Thursday, April 15th from 10PM-2AM at Club 9 (746 Ninth St). Karaoke contest - bring lots of dollar bills to vote for your favorites and bribe your friends into singing! Drink specials! Open bar at a mystery hour! Hors d'oeuvres! All proceeds go to the Red Cross' ongoing Haiti relief efforts. Festive, outlandish and/or drag attire strongly encouraged. Contact caroline.beaudrias@duke.edu or chase.anderson@duke.edu with any questions.

Friday, April 16, 2010

  • Apr 16
    Board Meetings All DaySee description

    Spring meeting of the Board of Visitors and the Law Alumni Association.

  • Apr 16
    Information Session: Duke Vis International Arbitration Team 2010-2011 3:30 PMLaw School 4172

    A short informational meeting with Professor Charles Holton to discuss the Willem Vis International Arbitration Moot competition for next school year. The competition involves writing briefs during the Fall semester, then preparing oral arguments early in the Spring semester, and culminating in the one-week Vis Moot in Vienna, Austria next April. Please come to the meeting if you may have interest in trying out for the team. If you may be interested but unable to attend the meeting, please contact Professor Holton at cholton@wcsr.com.

  • Apr 16
    Tricky Dick: The Duke Law Drama Society's 1st Annual Variety Show 7:00 PMSee description

    Presenting the Duke Law Drama Society's First Annual Variety Show: "Tricky Dick", a tale chronicling our most infamous alum's return to Duke Law. Nixon will sing and dance his way through the obstacles of law school life and his quest for the DBA presidency. Admission + Open Bar = $10.00; Profits go to support PILF. Tickets sold in Star Commons. For more information, contact Angela Harper at alh40@duke.edu.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

  • Apr 17
    What I Wish I Knew Then: Reflections on 25 Years of Law Practice 2:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Representatives of the Class of 1985 offer an informal panel discussion on life 25 years after graduation. What they experienced and what they wish they had been told along the way. This session is open to alumni and current students.

Monday, April 19, 2010

  • Apr 19
    Loan Repayment Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Not sure about the best way to repay your student loans? Unsure about how much you can expect to pay? Don't worry! Come to this session to learn about repayment options, deferments, forbearances, and loan forgiveness. For more information, contact John Ahlers at ahlers@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 19
    First Impressions of the ICC & ICCSN Board Elections 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    As members of the International Criminal Court Student Network, Drew Kostic and Kris Leefers recently visited The Hague, The Netherlands to participate in an international ICCSN chapter conference. They visited the ICC, the International Court of Justice, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Drew and Kris will speak about their experience and answer questions about the courts they visited. NOTE: The ICCSN will also hold its elections for board positions at this event. For more information, contact drewkostic@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

  • Apr 20
    Class of 2010 Photo Pick-up 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Photo Specialties will distribute Class of 2010 photos in Star Commons. Any orders placed for class or group photos will be available for pick-up. For questions, please contact Maria Magher in the Office of Student Affairs at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 20
    Mandatory Information Session on Duke in D.C. 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Mandatory meeting with Professors Jim Cox and Lawrence Baxter for all students who submitted an application to the Duke in D.C. program for Fall 2010. Please note that applications for Duke in D.C./Fall 2010 are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2010 to Assistant Dean Kim Bart in the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, Room 4050. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 20
    Who is Female? Biology, Sex, and Ethics in Sport: The Case of Caster Semenya 3:30 PMSee description

    To be held 3:30 - 5PM in Perkins Library, Breedlove Room. A Panel Discussion with Ara Wilson, Robyn Wiegman, Doriane L. Coleman, Richard Clark, and Christina L. Williams. This panel will address issues arising from the collision of sex, ethics, and women's sports. Co-sponsored by the Kenan Institute for Ethics and the program in the study of sexualities at Duke University. For more information, contact Ara Wilson at
    ara.wilson@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

  • Apr 21
    Last Day of Classes All DaySee description

    Last day of classes for spring semester 2010.

  • Apr 21
    NCBA Last-Day-of-Class Coffee Break 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Join members of the student chapter of the North Carolina Bar Association for coffee and donuts. For more information, contact Julia Wood at julia.wood@duke.edu.

  • Apr 21
    DONE Awards 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The DONE Awards were created by the Duke Bar Association in 2007 to honor "Duke's Outstanding and Noteworthy Endeavors." Seeking to honor and promote Duke's wonderful culture of student involvement, leadership, and ownership, the DONE Awards recognize those students and student organizations that have helped our unique culture to thrive. In addition, the DBA awards the Distinguished Teaching Award to an outstanding faculty member. Lunch provided on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Leigh.Llewelyn@duke.edu.

  • Apr 21
    Congratulations to 1L students for finishing the first year of classes! 4:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    All 1L students are invited to gather in Star Commons at 4:30 p.m. for cake and refreshments to celebrate finishing the final class of the year.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

  • Apr 23
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Faculty Workshop: Professor Ehud Guttell, Hebrew University; Visiting Duke Law School Academic Years 2008-2009 & 2009-2010. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 23
    Friday Fun Run 1:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Don your favorite random costume and enjoy a fun-filled run around campus this Friday! Faculty, staff, and students of all years are encouraged to join. Group departs from Star Commons at 1:00 pm. Questions? E-mail coaches Amelia Ashton (amelia.ashton@gmail.com) or Ryan Scofield (ryan.m.scofield@gmail.com).

Saturday, April 24, 2010

  • Apr 24
    Prom Dress Donation Event 10:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Formal and semi-formal attire donated by Duke Law students, staff, and faculty will be made available to Hillside High students in need of assistance with their prom attire. Members of WLSA will assist the students in selecting the attire. The entire Duke Law community is invited to take part in this event. For further information, please contact Kate Barry at KB129@duke.edu or Kim Burrucker at Burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

  • Apr 28
    Law.Gov - The Law is "America's Operating System": Should it be Open Source? 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    U.S. legal materials (court opinions, briefs, statutes, regulations, hearings, and more) are often available only through expensive portals. Law.gov aims to open such materials to the public to promote transparency & participation, and possibly save governments money. However, building such a registry is complex and raises concerns about privacy, authenticity, and other issues. This workshop will examine the promise and the challenges of this ambitious project. Open to all, but registration required. To register, send an e-mail to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu with "law.gov" in the subject line. Event to be webcast live at http://www.law.duke.edu/news/.

Friday, April 30, 2010

  • Apr 30
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Faculty Workshop: Mark Graber, Professor of Law and Government, University of Maryland School of Law. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

  • May 1
    Fourth Annual Triangle Law & Economics Conference 9:00 AMLaw School 4042

    This event is jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina School of Law, the Duke University School of Law and the Fuqua School of Business. Speakers will present their work in progress and provide feedback on early stage research. Speakers include: Andrew Chin, Tracy Lewis and Barak Richman. For more information, contact Sheilah Villalobos at villalobos@law.duke.edu.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

  • May 5
    Nuts & Bolts of OCI Bidding and Writing Letters 2:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Be sure to attend to get key tips and critical checklists for your 2L summer job search. The Career Center will be offering this program twice to accommodate various exam schedules, so choose the time that works best for you: May 5th at 2 PM or May 10th at 10 AM. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

  • May 10
    Nuts & Bolts of OCI Bidding and Writing Letters 10:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Be sure to attend to get key tips and critical checklists for your 2L summer job search. The Career Center will be offering this program twice to accommodate various exam schedules, so choose the time that works best for you: May 5th at 2 PM or May 10th at 10 AM. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

  • May 11
    Chapel Climb 5:30 PMDuke Chapel

    Graduating graduate and professional students will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to climb to the top of Duke Chapel. Students can go up only in groups of twenty, so please anticipate a short wait. Please note this is a "climb" and the elevator will not be in operation. (Only graduating students will be permitted to the top of the chapel; please bring your Duke Card.) No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Kim Hanauer at Kim@daa.duke.edu.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

  • May 12
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Faculty Workshop: Professor Francis McGovern, Duke University School of Law. For more information, contact Nancy Cheek at cheek@law.duke.edu.

  • May 12
    Chapel Climb 5:30 PMSee description

    To be held 5:30 - 7 PM. Graduating graduate and professional school students will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to climb to the top of Duke Chapel. Students can go up only in groups of twenty, so please anticipate a short wait. Please note: this is a "climb," and the elevator will not be in operation. (Only graduating students will be permitted to the top of the chapel; please bring your Duke Card.) No registration is necessary. Event Contact: (919) 684-2766 or kim@daa.duke.edu

  • May 12
    Forever Duke Commencement Kick-off Cocktail Party 8:00 PMCameron Indoor Stadium Hall of Honor

    The alumni association is excited to present this inaugural event! We are starting a new tradition to begin Commencement Week a little earlier with a party on Wednesday evening in the Hall of Honor/Hall of Fame/Scharf Hall (Cameron). Themed drinks and wine will be available, along with some fabulous desserts. This will be the perfect time to unwind with your friends before the family arrives! And most importantly, the Duke Alumni Association's gift to the Class of 2010 will be distributed. We highly suggest you arrive on time to make sure you get yours! All graduating undergraduate, graduate school, and professional school students and their guests are invited to this party! No registration is necessary, but do be sure to bring your Duke Card and ID. For more information, contact Kim Hanauer at Kim@daa.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

  • May 13
    Graduate and Professional Commencement Celebration 12:00 PMSarah P. Duke Gardens

    All graduating graduate and professional students and their families are invited to a lunchtime celebration at the Doris Duke Center/Duke Gardens. This catered lunch will feature a southern-style picnic by Triangle Catering, a blue grass band, and yard games. And graduation gifts from the Duke Alumni Association will be distributed at this event. Please register online: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB2293BJSAQZT. For more information, contact Kim Hanauer at Kim@daa.duke.edu.

  • May 13
    Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • May 13
    Tenth Annual Faculty Authors Reception 1:30 PMLaw School 3000

    This event is held annually each spring to celebrate scholarship of faculty authors, and features brief remarks by faculty members about books published by their colleagues during the prior year. The annual faculty bibliography publication will also be available. For more information, contact Melanie Dunshee at dunshee@law.duke.edu.

  • May 13
    Graduation Gala 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Registration is now closed for this event. Graduating students 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. Graduating students are invited at no charge compliments of Duke Law. Guests are $30 each. Semi-formal attire recommended.

Friday, May 14, 2010

  • May 14
    Family Barbeque 5:00 PMSarah P. Duke Gardens

    Registration is now closed for this event. Graduating students and family members are invited to 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. To be held at the Doris Duke Center.

  • May 14
    Candlelight Dinner 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Registration is now closed for this event. This event, open to international students, LLM students, and their guests, proves to be one of the most special of the year. Families and friends travel from around the world to share in graduation. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

  • May 15
    Law School Hooding Ceremony 5:30 PMCameron Indoor Stadium

    4:30 PM: Students line up;
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Graduation ceremony solely for the Law School. Graduating students will have their names individually read and be presented with their law hoods onstage.

  • May 15
    Champagne Toast 7:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Share a toast with friends, family, and fellow graduating students. All are welcome in Star Commons immediately following the hooding ceremony.

  • May 15
    Duke Alumni Association Commencement Celebration 9:30 PMSee description

    Although you may graduate the morning after this party, we are here to remind you that you are Forever Duke! All graduating students and their families are invited to join the Duke Alumni Association for one last party on Commencement eve. The party will be held in the Blue Zone parking lot (first lot on the left as you enter from the student gate). Frosty beverages and snacks will be served all evening. No registration required, all ages are welcome, but please bring ID if you plan to drink. For more information, contact Kim Hanauer at Kim@daa.duke.edu.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

  • May 16
    Continental Breakfast 8:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    A light breakfast will be served prior to students lining up to proceed to Wallace Wade Stadium for the University Graduation Exercises.

  • May 16
    University Commencement 10:00 AMWallace Wade Stadium

    Student line-up leaves the Law School Star Commons at 8:45 AM to walk to Wallace Wade Stadium. Commencement ceremony begins at 10 AM.

  • May 16
    Diploma Pick-up 11:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Stop by the Law School after the Graduation Exercises for regalia return and diploma pick-up.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

  • May 18
    Duke Law School Barrister Donor Society & Heritage Society Reception 6:00 PMSee description

    This event is by invitation only. Duke Law School Dean David F. Levi and His Excellency Jaime E. Aleman '78,
    Ambassador of the Republic of Panama to the United States, will host a special reception for members of the Duke Law School Barrister Donor Society & Heritage Society. Please RSVP using the link above no later than Monday, May 10th. For more information, contact Dawn Downing at (919) 613-8534 or downing@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

  • May 27
    Shawn Massey News Conference 1:00 PMLaw School 4047

    At 1 p.m. Shawn Massey will for the first time address the media about his incarceration and release, along with Wrongful Convictions Clinic co-directors James Coleman and Theresa Newman. On May 6, Massey was released from a North Carolina prison after 12 years of incarceration for crimes he didn't commit. Faculty and students in the Wrongful Convictions Clinic and Innocence Project worked for more than four years to build their argument that Massey was a victim of erroneous eyewitness identification. This event will be webcast live at http://www.law.duke.edu/news/. Press credentials required. For more information contact Frances Presma at presma@law.duke.edu or (919) 613-7248.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

  • Jun 2
    JD-LLM Program Welcome Lunch for Summer Students 12:00 PMLaw School 3000

    The JD-LLM Program welcomes Summer Semester Dual Degree students. Director of the Program, Professor Jonathan Wiener, will address the new students and answer questions about international law studies at Duke Law. For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

  • Jun 3
    Summer Starter Open House 9:30 AMSee description

    Summer Starters, please stop by the Career & Professional Development Center (Room 2205) from 9:30-10:30 AM to meet our staff and enjoy coffee and pastries.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

  • Jun 23
    JD-LLM Program Summer Speaker Series: Robin Kirk - Director, Duke Human Rights Center 12:00 PMLaw School 3043

    The Summer Speaker Series organized by the JD-LLM Program is for the benefit of all dual-degree candidates who are enrolled in summer classes, to introduce them to the international and comparative law professors and their areas of expertise, as well as to other resources and centers on campus dealing with issues of international law. Open to all summer entrants; others by invitation only. Lunch provided. If interested in attending, please contact gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 23
    Faculty Workshop 12:00 PMLaw School 3000

    For more information, contact Mykou Thao at thao@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

  • Jul 8
    JD-LLM Program Summer Speaker Series: Molly Brownfield - Head of Reference Services, Goodson Law Library 12:00 PMLaw School 4055

    The Summer Speaker Series organized by the JD-LLM Program is for the benefit of all dual-degree candidates who are enrolled in summer classes, to introduce them to the international and comparative law professors and their areas of expertise, as well as to other resources and centers on campus dealing with issues of international law. Open to all summer entrants; others by invitation only. Lunch provided. If interested in attending, please contact gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Jul 8
    LocoPops! 3:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Summer students are invited to enjoy a cool treat in the Star Commons, courtesy of the Office of Student Affairs. Take a break from study after your class to have a tasty LocoPop, a local favorite! For more information contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

  • Jul 14
    JD-LLM Program Summer Speaker Series: Professor Deborah DeMott 12:00 PMLaw School 4055

    The Summer Speaker Series organized by the JD-LLM Program is for the benefit of all dual-degree candidates who are enrolled in summer classes, to introduce them to the international and comparative law professors and their areas of expertise, as well as to other resources and centers on campus dealing with issues of international law. Open to all summer entrants; others by invitation only. Lunch provided. If interested in attending, please contact gurel@law.duke.edu.

  • Jul 14
    Faculty Workshop 12:00 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, contact Mykou Thao at thao@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

  • Jul 20
    JD-LLM Program Summer Speaker Series: Professor Steven Schwarcz 12:00 PMLaw School 4055

    The Summer Speaker Series organized by the JD-LLM Program is for the benefit of all dual-degree candidates who are enrolled in summer classes, to introduce them to the international and comparative law professors and their areas of expertise, as well as to other resources and centers on campus dealing with issues of international law. Open to all summer entrants; others by invitation only. Lunch provided. If interested in attending, please contact gurel@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

  • Aug 13
    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 Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

  • Aug 14
    L&CP Orientation Training 9:00 AMLaw School 4042

    The purpose of this event is to provide the necessary training and resources needed for the future staff editors of the journal, Law & Contemporary Problems. For more information, contact Gerald Chen at ggc@duke.edu.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

  • Aug 15
    L&CP Orientation Training 9:00 AMLaw School 4042

    The purpose of this event is to provide the necessary training and resources needed for the future staff editors of the journal, Law & Contemporary Problems. For more information, contact Gerald Chen at ggc@duke.edu.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

  • Aug 17
    2Ls: Mock Interviews All DaySee description

    To be held in the Career Center Office (Room 2015). Pre-registration required. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 17
    PILF Gear Sale 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Duke Law t-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps and much more will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation, which funds summer grants for students working in public interest positions.For more information, please contact, Jenny Bonilla at jenny.bonilla@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

  • Aug 24
    Innocence Project Initial Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Law Innocence Project will be holding its initial meeting for the 2010-2011 school year. We will discuss our mission and the many opportunities for new students to become involved with the project this year. For more information, please contact Student Director Paul Woodard at paw17@duke.edu.

  • Aug 24
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

  • Aug 25
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 25
    Christian Legal Society General Interest Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The Duke Law Christian Legal Society will be holding its first meeting of the 2010-2011 school year. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, please contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu.

  • Aug 25
    Street Law Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Student leaders will discuss various options for sharing the law with the youth of Durham. Presentations will address involvement in a middle school mock trial as well as working with residents of a juvenile detention facility.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

  • Aug 26
    Clerkship Stuffing Sessions 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 26
    On Campus Interviews: Segment II 8:00 AMSee description

    Event to be held in Library Study Rooms. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 26
    Pro Bono Consortium 8:30 AMLaw School 3000

    The Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and area pro bono supervisors will work to identify opportunities to strengthen the Duke Law Pro Bono project and the collaboration of the Duke Law Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono with organizations throughout North Carolina. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 26
    Dean's Course Lecture 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Guest Speaker Corey Ciocchetti -
    Lunch will be provided for 1L's and invited LEAD Fellows. For more information please contact Stephen Rawson at sgrawson@gmail.com.

Friday, August 27, 2010

  • Aug 27
    Clerkship Stuffing Sessions All DayLaw 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 27
    On Campus Interviews: Segment II 8:00 AMSee description

    Event to be held in Library Study Rooms. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 27
    Paige Berges - Lives in International Law: ICTR, Tribunals, and International Criminal Law 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The JD/LLM's series on Lives in International Law will host Paige
    Berges, Duke JD/LLM alum (Class of 2007), who spent the past year at
    the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on leave from her law firm job at Shearman & Sterling in NY. Ms. Berges will give a brief lunch time talk about her experiences for students with an
    interest in the UNICTR, international criminal law, human rights law, and careers in international law. Lunch will be provided. This event is co-spomsored by the Human Rights Law Society. Please contact Jacy Gaige
    at jacy.gaige@duke.edu if you have any questions about this event.

  • Aug 27
    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 Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 27
    Faculty Appointments Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Aug 27
    Clerkship Wrap-up Session 3:00 PMLaw School 4045

    Join us for a quick recap of the clerkship application season, and learn what to expect once your applications have been sent out. Topics covered will include setting up interviews, interview prep, and interview follow-up. All rising 3Ls applying for clerkships are strongly urged to attend. For more information, please contact Rob Barton @ clerkshipmanager@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 27
    DBA Student Activities Fair 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The Duke Bar Association will be hosting a Student Activities Fair to introduce all new and returning students to the organizations that will be active on campus this year. Representatives from all student organizations will be present, so stop by to learn more. Please contact Morgan Lucas (morgan.lucas@duke.edu) for further information.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

  • Aug 29
    DELPF Orientation 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    Orientation for new members of Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum. For more information, please contact Greg McDonough at glm6@duke.edu.

Monday, August 30, 2010

  • Aug 30
    Retrospective on Justice Stevens 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Professor Neil Siegel as he moderates this panel discussion on Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Panelists include Professors Ernest Young and Barak Richman (Duke Law School), Professor Jeffrey Dobbins (Willamette University College of Law), and Professor Andrew Siegel (Seattle University School of Law). Panelists will discuss Justice Stevens's long career, the legacy he leaves, and how his retirement and Elena Kagan's ascension to the bench are likely to affect the Court. This event is free and open to the public. This event will be webcast. For more information please contact Dana Norvell at Norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 30
    Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society Informational Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join IPCS to find out about upcoming events and opportunities for students interested in all types of intellectual property and technology law and information about elections for 1L Representatives. Pizza lunch provided. For more information, contact Ryan O'Quinn at ryan.oquinn@duke.edu.

  • Aug 30
    First Meeting of SEALS 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    At the first meeting of Society for East Asian Legal Studies (SEALS), we will talk about the organization's plans for the year and also elect two 1L representatives. For more information, please contact Ali Koenig at atkoenig@gmail.com.

  • Aug 30
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The Finance Committee will have a special meeting on Monday at 12:30 p.m. to review student organization funding requests. Please submit a request form AND a reimbursement form(http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/planact) to Kristyn Monaghan's mail folder by 10:00a.m. Monday morning. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to present their requests. Please direct any questions to Kristyn.Monaghan@duke.edu.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

  • Aug 31
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 31
    SPCPI Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Come join us for our welcome meeting for Students Pursuing Careers in Public Interest! Fellow students interested in Public Interest Careers will learn about our group and find out how to get involved. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Sue Ely at sue.ely@duke.edu.

  • Aug 31
    An Insider's Guide to Callbacks 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    All students in the midst of interview season are invited to join 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 3L students, who went through the callback process last year. For more information, contact careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 31
    Human Rights Law Society Kick-Off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Join the Human Rights Law Society (HRLS) for the first information meeting of the year! HRLS is dedicated to raising awareness of and promoting informed discussion and scholarship on human rights issues both domestically and abroad. HRLS is open to all graduate students, and will be accepting applications for 1L Representatives this year. For more information, please contact Co-Chair Caitlin Swain at Caitlin.Swain@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

  • Sep 1
    On Campus Interviews: Segment II 8:00 AMSee description

    Event to be held in Library Study Rooms. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 1
    Professional Portrait Session for Students 11:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Duke Photography will be at Duke Law to take professional portraits of students. (Sign up for a session here; drop-ins will be accommodated if possible.) For this special session, the sitting fee is waived and students can purchase digital files for $20 per download from the Duke Photography website. Wear a suit and use the photo for your Student Directory profile, your LinkedIn page, or your mom's birthday present! Contact Duke Photo with questions: dukephoto@duke.edu. Another session will be held Sept. 10.

  • Sep 1
    ELS Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    1L's and returning students alike, come check out what ELS is doing this semester. We'll give details on our new pro bono Environmental Law Project, the fall camping trip, upcoming speakers and community service projects. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Alan Lovett at alan.lovett@duke.edu.

  • Sep 1
    BLSA General Body Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    All are welcome to join the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at its first general body meeting of the new school year! Distinguished faculty, administrators, and staff will be in attendance. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Merlyne Jean-Louis at mj67@duke.edu.

  • Sep 1
    Working for the DOJ: A 2L and 3L informational program 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join Jeanne Svikhart from the Department of Justice Office of Attorney Recruitment/Management, as she presents a program focusing on the Department of Justice, specifically applications and hiring for both post-graduate honors programs and summer internships. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 1
    Phi Alpha Delta's First Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Meeting for all current members of Phi Alpha Delta to discuss the executive board and future events of the organization. For more information, please contact Carmen Ponce at carmen.ponce@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

  • Sep 2
    On Campus Interviews: Segment II 8:00 AMSee description

    Event to be held in Library Study Rooms. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 2
    OUTLaw First Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Come to OUTLaw's first meeting on Thursday, September 2nd at 12:15 pm. We will be discussing elections for leadership positions, events throughout the year and LGBT resources available to students both at the law school and university wide. Come with great ideas you would like to see implemented this semester! For more information, please contact Justin Becker at jbecker87@gmail.com.

  • Sep 2
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4172

    Professor Sara Beale will speak during the Duke Law Christian Society's lunchtime meeting on the topic of: "Holding onto Idealism in Law School." Light snacks will be provided. For more information, please contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu.

  • Sep 2
    ICCSN Interest Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The International Criminal Court Student Network is hosting a meeting for everyone interested in joining our group. The Duke Chapter of the ICCSN is the first chapter in the United States of the international organization, which works to educate and promote discussion of issues and developments in the International Criminal Court. Last year the ICCSN brought the Deputy Prosecutor of the ICC to speak at Duke and 1L representatives traveled to The Hague to sit in on an ICC trial. Multiple executive board positions are open for 1Ls interested in participating. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Drew Kostic at drew.kostic@iccsn.com.

  • Sep 2
    Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Current Duke Law Guardian ad Litems and Shirley Harley-Smith, Guardian ad Litem District Administrator will share with you information on how you can help better the lives of abused, neglected or dependent children. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 2
    Supreme Court Review - Civil 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Professor Neil Siegel as he moderates this Supreme Court Review panel. Duke Law Professors Paul Haagen, James Cox, Guy Charles, and Katharine Bartlett will discuss the most significant decisions of the past term of the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing on civil cases. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 3, 2010

  • Sep 3
    On Campus Interviews: Segment II 8:00 AMSee description

    Event to be held in Library Study Rooms. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 3
    Duke Law Clinics Orientation & Training 12:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Students and faculty in the several clinical courses that comprise the Duke Law Clinical Program will meet for an intensive training at the Law School. The intensive will include an all-clinic session in Room 3037, as well as breakout sessions where students will meet with classmates and faculty in their individual clinics. Participation in the intensive is mandatory for all students enrolled in a clinical course. Lunch will be served and dress is casual unless otherwise directed. For more information, please contact Sandra Pettiford at pettiford@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 3
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 3
    Pro Bono Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Members of The Death Penalty Reform Group, The Immigration Education Project, Justice Matters, The Mediation Project and Teen Court, will provide information on their programs. You will also be given information on Project Homeless Connect, a one day event at the Durham Bulls stadium where services (both legal and non-legal) are provided for the homeless and their pets. This year's event has been expanded to include homeless veterans. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 3
    DBA's September "First Friday" 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join the faculty, staff, and student community at Duke Law for the very first "First Friday" of the year! Event will feature live music by Joe Gore and the Alternative. Beer, wine, and light snacks will be served. For more information, please contact Nirupama Hegde at nirupama.hegde@duke.edu.

Monday, September 6, 2010

  • Sep 6
    Health Law Society Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Come find out about upcoming events and how you can be involved. Pizza will be provided. For more information, please contact Shaunda Helm at slh43@duke.edu.

  • Sep 6
    Refugee and Asylum Support Project (RASP) Kickoff Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    The Refugee and Asylum Support Project (RASP) is dedicated to helping refugees and asylum seekers with their legal efforts in the United States. RASP invites students to meet the Executive Board and hear about RASP's projects and initiatives for the year. Information about elections for 1L Representatives for our Executive Board will be provided. For more information, please contact Janan Crocker (janan.crocker@duke.edu) or Gordon White (gordon.white@duke.edu).

  • Sep 6
    Federalist Society Kick-Off Meeting/Ice Cream Social 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Federalist Society will be kicking off its first meeting of the year with an ice cream social. All students are welcome to attend. Please join us to learn more about the Society, the Executive Board, and the events planned for the upcoming year. There are many great ways to get involved with the Society and we look forward to discussing them with you over some ice cream. For more information, please contact Chris Berg at ctb18@duke.edu

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

  • Sep 7
    Blood Drive 11:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Save a life between classes by donating blood! Sign up for a time slot at www.duke.givesblood.org or stop by the Blue Lounge the day of the drive between 11am - 3:30pm. For more information, contact Rebecca Gedalius at rebecca.gedalius@duke.edu.

  • Sep 7
    Environmental Law Society - Brown Bag Lunch with Roz Savage 12:15 PMLaw School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Come join ELS for an informal BYO-Lunch to visit with Roz Savage. Roz Savage is a British ocean rower and an active environmental campaigner. In 2010 she became the first woman to row solo across the Pacific.
    Roz Savage is giving a talk entitled "Adventures, Dreams and Sustainability" at the LSRC at 6:00 p.m. Take advantage of the chance to meet her and hear about her adventures and experiences beforehand. RSVP requested (but not strictly required). For more information please contact Alan Lovett at adl@duke.edu.
    Weather back - up: Star Commons

  • Sep 7
    Education Law and Policy Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Come to the first meeting of the Education Law and Policy Society. We'll be discussing segregation in public schools, especially in light of Wake County's recent decision to change their diversity policy. For more information, please contact Ian Long at ian.long@duke.edu.

  • Sep 7
    Coalition Against Gendered Violence: First Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Law Coalition Against Gendered Violence (CAGV) will be holding its first meeting of the semester to discuss upcoming plans for the year and opportunities for student involvement both at Duke Law and in the greater Durham community. The CAGV is a student-run organization dedicated to increasing both awareness and prevention of gendered violence. Throughout the year, we host speakers and meetings dedicated to discussing the legal issues implicated by domestic violence, date rape, sex trafficking, and victim assistance. Additionally, we actively facilitate volunteer and internship opportunities for law students in a variety of organizations. Several Executive Board positions are available for the 2010-11 academic year. For more information, please contact Christopher Ford at christopher.s.ford@gmail.com.

  • Sep 7
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Sep 7
    Post-graduation Jobs in Government and Public Interest (for 3Ls) 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join us for a program highlighting the many opportunities for post-graduate employment with government and public interest employers. We will discuss sources for finding jobs and application tips. The program is designed for 3Ls and will include time for Q&A. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 7
    Veterans Disability Assistance Project Information Session 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 about how students can team up with attorneys to research, file, and appeal disability claims on behalf of American veterans before the Veterans Administration. Lunch will be served; please RSVP to Burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 7
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday to review funding requests. Please submit a funding request form AND a reimbursement form (http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/planact) to Kristyn Monaghan's mail folder by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to present their requested. Please direct questions to Kristyn.Monaghan@duke.edu

  • Sep 7
    Association for Law Students with Significant Others (ALSSO) Meeting 7:00 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join us for the first meeting of ALSSO - the Association for Law Students with Significant Others. We will begin planning events for the upcoming year and are eager to hear any ideas that you have. Significant others are encouraged to attend! For more information, contact Josh Roling at joshua.roling@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

  • Sep 8
    LLMLE Student Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    Students from the inaugural year of the Law and Entrepreneurship LLM Program will meet to chart a course for the upcoming year and beyond. For more information, please contact Adam Murad at adam.murad@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 8
    International Moot Court Society Kick-off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3043

    The International Moot Court Society (IMCS) supports Duke Law's international moot court teams. Every year, Duke Law sends student teams around the world to participate in advocacy competitions with international subject matter, including the international law of trade, human rights, international crimes, foreign investment, and private commercial arbitration. This meeting will include information about elections to the executive board and about the schedule of tryouts for this year's teams. Please contact David Riesenberg at david.riesenberg@gmail.com for more information.

  • Sep 8
    Sports and Entertainment Law Society Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Kick-Off meeting for the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Introduction to the club, 1L elections, and discussion of our plans for the year. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Robert Gottfried at bobby.gottfried@duke.edu.

  • Sep 8
    Department of Homeland Security Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Event postponed - look for new date shortly. Contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • Sep 8
    Criminal Law and the Limits of Federal Authority: Public Corruption and Honest Services 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Federalist Society is excited to present a debate on the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Alaskan Mail Fraud cases. Professor John Baker of Louisiana State University Law School and Professor Samuel Buell, Duke Law professor and former Assistant United States Attorney, will debate the limits of federal authority in the realm of white collar crime and public corruption in light of the Supreme Court's recent decision. Professor Sara Beale will be moderating the debate. Lunch provided. For more information contact Christopher Berg at ctb18@duke.edu.

  • Sep 8
    Kick-Off Meeting for the Duke Chapter of the N.C. Bar Association 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Duke Chapter of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) will hold an informational meeting for students interested in or simply curious about working in North Carolina. The group will assist students with professional connections, student mentoring, networking, and participation in NCBA community service projects. The NCBA is the largest lawyer organization in N.C. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Catherine Lawson at catherine.rose.lawson@gmail.com.

  • Sep 8
    Basketball Campout Informational Meeting 5:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Representatives from the Graduate and Professional Student Council will lead an informational meeting on the 2010 Camp-out for Duke Basketball Tickets. For more information, please contact Amanda Pooler at amanda.pooler@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

  • Sep 9
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    The Christian Legal Society will be hosting Libby Magee, a 2008 graduate who practices at Parker Poe in Raleigh, along with other local Christian attorneys. Our guests will be discussing life as Christian attorneys. Please bring your lunch and join us for what should be a very informative discussion. For more information, please contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu.

  • Sep 9
    International Law Society Kick-Off Event 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Want to brush up on your foreign language skills? Want to be a board member of a dynamic and growing student organization? Please come to the International Law Society kickoff meeting to find out more about our organization and if you are interested to run for a board position. Pizza will be served. For more information, please contact Arie Eernisse at aeernisse@gmail.com.

  • Sep 9
    Duke Law Democrats Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the Duke Law Democrats as we kickoff the new school year. We will discuss events and leadership for the upcoming year. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Andrew Thurmond at ast14@duke.edu.

  • Sep 9
    WLSA Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The Women Law Students Association invites students to attend its kick-off lunch. Come meet the executive board and hear about the upcoming WLSA events for the year. Elections for 1L Representative will be taking place and there are many opportunities to be involved with WLSA for all that are interested. For more information, please contact Shine Chen (shine.chen@duke.edu).

  • Sep 9
    Veterans Disability Assistance Project Training 4:50 PMLaw School 4047

    Students enrolled in the Veterans Disability Assistance Project will receive training on the Veterans Administration claim processing requirements and procedures. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 10, 2010

  • Sep 10
    Professional Portrait Session for Students 10:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Duke Photography will be at Duke Law to take professional portraits of students. (Sign up for a session here; drop-ins will be accommodated if possible.) For this special session, the sitting fee is waived and students can purchase digital files for $20 per download from the Duke Photography website. Wear a suit and use the photo for your Student Directory profile, your LinkedIn page, or your mom's birthday present! Contact Duke Photo with questions: dukephoto@duke.edu.

  • Sep 10
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 10
    Innocence Project Training Weekend 5:00 PMLaw School 4047

    The Innocence Project's Annual Volunteer Training will be held this weekend. For more information, please contact Caitlin.Swain@gmail.com

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

  • Sep 13
    Supreme Court Review - Criminal 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law professors Neil Siegel, Sara Beale, Sam Buell, James Coleman, and Lisa Griffin will review the most significant decisions of the past term of the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing on criminal cases. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

  • Sep 14
    American Society of International Law's "Careers at the ICC" Webinar 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The ICCSN and the IMCS are hosting a viewing of the American Society of International Lawyers Webinar on "Building a Career in International Criminal Justice: Opportunities at the International Criminal Court." The event will feature speakers who are both current and former employees of at the ICC and there will be an informative discussion on how to develop a career in international criminal justice. For more information please contact drewkostic@gmail.com

  • Sep 14
    Duke JD/MBA Society 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    Come join admissions representatives from the Fuqua School of Business and Duke Law School to learn more about how to apply for the Duke JD/MBA Program.
    Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Jennifer Lan at Jennifer.Lan@duke.edu.

  • Sep 14
    Law & History Society Kickoff/ 1L Elections 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join us for our first meeting of the
    semester. The Law and History Society is a student group dedicated to providing educational, research, and professional development opportunities for students with an interest in legal history. Lunch served. For more information, please contact Andre
    Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Sep 14
    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, the Government and Public Interest OCI Reception and more. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 14
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday to review funding requests. Please submit a funding request form AND a reimbursement form (http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/planact) to Kristyn Monaghan's mail folder by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to present their requested. Please direct questions to Kristyn.Monaghan@duke.edu

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

  • Sep 15
    Challenges and Rewards of the Modern Plaintiffs Practice, a Motley Rice presentation 10:00 AMLaw School 4055

    Lance Oliver is a senior associate with Motley Rice, LLC and invites you spend your morning with him. He will share their insights into the ups and downs of the modern plaintiffs practice and answer any questions you may have. Motley Rice hopes you come away believing that the modern plaintiffs practice can be both challenging and rewarding in a variety of ways. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu

  • Sep 15
    Lives in the Law: Associate Justice Samuel Alito 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will discuss his distinguished career in law, public service, and on the federal bench with Dean David F. Levi. Prior to taking his seat on the Supreme Court on Jan. 31, 2006, Alito served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for 15 years. He earlier served as the U.S attorney in the District of New Jersey, as deputy assistant attorney general, and as assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, in the U.S. Department of Justice. Limited number of bag lunches and seating provided on a first come first serve basis. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 15
    2010 Jessup Cup Registration 1:30 PMSee description

    Registration continues for the 2010 Jessup Cup. This Wednesday and Thursday, September 15 and 16, representatives of the Moot Court Board will be available to answer questions and accept registrations from 1:30 - 3:00 PM in Room 4041.

    Now in its fifth decade at Duke Law, Jessup is a moot of oral arguments before the International Court of Justice. Participants will argue a closed-universe international law problem and compete for membership to the Moot Court Board. Jessup is open to 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLM students who have not previously engaged in the practice of law in any jurisdiction. Preliminary rounds begin September 27. For further details, contact Rob McGuire '11 at jessup.cup@duke.edu.

  • Sep 15
    Student Reception with Government & Public Interest Interviewers 5:00 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

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

  • Sep 15
    Immigration Education Project Training 5:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Join officers of the Immigration Education Project in an interactive training on immigration terms, laws, and on delivering an effective IEP presentation. Dinner will be served. RSVP is required. Please contact Nadia Prinz at nadia.prinz@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

  • Sep 16
    2010 Jessup Cup Registration 12:00 PMSee description

    Registration continues for the 2010 Jessup Cup. This Wednesday and Thursday, September 15 and 16, representatives of the Moot Court Board will be available to answer questions and accept registrations from 1:30 - 3:00 PM in Room 4041.

    Now in its fifth decade at Duke Law, Jessup is a moot of oral arguments before the International Court of Justice. Participants will argue a closed-universe international law problem and compete for membership to the Moot Court Board. Jessup is open to 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLM students who have not previously engaged in the practice of law in any jurisdiction. Preliminary rounds begin September 27. For further details, contact Rob McGuire '11 at jessup.cup@duke.edu.

  • Sep 16
    DBA Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Students interested in participating at the meeting may contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

  • Sep 16
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    A panel of upperclassmen will be discussing life as law students at the Christian Legal Society's lunchtime meeting. For more information, please contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu.

  • Sep 16
    Duke Law Weekend-in-DC & Equal Justice Works Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4049

    Information session for the Equal Justice Works Career Conference and the inaugural Duke Law Weekend-in-DC. If you are interested in an internship or permanent position in government or public interest, come by to learn more. All classes are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Drew Keaton at andrew.keaton@duke.edu.

  • Sep 16
    Islam in the Public Square Presents: Ann Elizabeth Mayer (Law, University of Pennsylvania) "Islam and Human Rights: New Perspectives in Recent United Nations Discussions" 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Ann Elizabeth Mayer is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a PhD in History from the University of Michigan, a Certificate in Islamic and Comparative Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research areas include Islamic law in contemporary Middle Eastern and North African countries and international human rights law, with an emphasis on women's international human rights. She has published extensively, and the fourth edition of her book Islam and Human Rights appeared in 2007.
    This event is open to the Duke Community and will be available via webcast.

    This lecture is sponsored with Duke Law School and the Center for International and Comparative Law.

  • Sep 16
    Resurrecting the Privileges or Immunities Clause 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Kurt T. Lash of the University of Illinois College of Law will discuss the future of the Privileges or Immunities clause and how it might serve as a more coherent source for incorporation and unenumerated rights. Professor Lash's work was repeatedly cited by Justice Thomas in his concurrence in the landmark decision McDonald v. Chicago to demonstrate the original understanding of the Privileges or Immunities clause as a means for incorporating certain rights against the States. For more information, please contact Chris Berg at ctb18@duke.edu.

  • Sep 16
    Passing the Bar for 3Ls 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Bar examiners will discuss the 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 Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 16
    Environmental Law Project meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    The Environmental Law Project will host an introductory meeting for participants. New students will meet with case managers and project clients to discuss the goals for each project, expectations, and logistics. This time will be important for introducing students to those with whom they will be working and for beginning the training process for those unfamiliar with legal research skills. For more information, please contact Alan Lovett at alan.lovett@duke.edu.

  • Sep 16
    HLSA Kick-Off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Duke Law School's Hispanic Law Students Association invites students of all backgrounds to attend its 2010 kick-off lunch meeting on Thursday, September 16th @ 12:30PM. Have some pizza and drinks, meet the Executive Board, learn about HLSA's plans for the year, vote on events you would like to see, run for or elect your 1L, upper-class, and LLM class representatives, and make a difference in the coming year. For more information, please contact Isabel Lecompte at icl@duke.edu.

  • Sep 16
    ITIN Acceptance Training 5:00 PMLaw School 4047

    IRS Senior Tax Specialist will conduct a training on Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) acceptance procedures. Participants will then be able to assist foreign nationals in compiling documentation and completing the application for the ITIN. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 17, 2010

  • Sep 17
    Los Angeles, CA Job Fair All DaySee description

    Event will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles, CA. Emily Sharples will be present at the hotel during the Job Fair; please contact her at sharples@law.duke.edu with any questions or to find out more information.

  • Sep 17
    Faculty Oral History Project 8:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Join us for an interview with Associate Dean Judith Horowitz discussing her work at Duke Law School and her role in shaping the school's international studies program. This interview is part of the Law School's Oral History Project, a web-based video archive of interviews with members of the Duke Law community. The project aims to develop a historical account of Duke Law through the stories and memories of the people who have shaped it. Sponsored by the Communications and Media Services Offices and the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. See the Oral History Project at http://www.law.duke.edu/ohp/index.

  • Sep 17
    Duke Law Community Roundtable 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    All presidents and treasurers of DBA-sponsored organizations should plan to attend this meeting, which will provide critical training and information on student funding, financial management, event planning, Web site maintenance, and more. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 17
    Constitution Day 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join the Program in Public Law for a commemorative look at the U.S. Constitution on the anniversary of its signing. Neil Siegel will moderate this distinguished panel. James Boyle (Duke Law), Michael Munger (Duke University), and Jedediah Purdy (Duke Law) will discuss the Constitution not just as a legal document, but also as a political and cultural institution, reflecting on the role of the Constitution in American life, both historically and today. For more information please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

Monday, September 20, 2010

  • Sep 20
    Intellectual Property: A Primer 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Society as Professor Jennifer Jenkins presents a fantastic introductory lecture into the world of intellectual property. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Ryan O'Quinn at ryan.oquinn@duke.edu.

  • Sep 20
    Career Center Student Advisory Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    This is one of four regularly scheduled meetings of the 2010-11 Student Advisory Board. The Board consists of students from all years and provides advice and feedback to the Career Center and Faculty Committee on Career & Professional Development and is involved in important decisions impacting career planning and related topics of importance to the law school community. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 20
    Dean's Cup Information Session 12:20 PMLaw School 3037

    Upper-level students interested in competing in this year's Dean's Cup Moot Court Tournament should attend one of two information sessions being offered on Monday, September 20 or Tuesday, September 28. Tournament co-chairs Karen Beach and Grayson Lambert will discuss the new and improved tournament format, how students can qualify for membership on the Moot Court Board, and the nature of this year's problem. Pizza lunch and homemade desserts will be served. For more information, please contact Karen Beach at karen.beach@duke.edu or Grayson Lambert at grayson.lambert@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

  • Sep 21
    J. Reuben Clark Law Society Opening Meeting and Camp Out Planning 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    Please join the J. Reuben Clark Law Society for an opening meeting and discussion of camp out plans. Lunch provided. For more information, please contact Dan Leslie at daniel.leslie@duke.edu.

  • Sep 21
    Mock Trial Board General Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Mandatory board meeting for all Duke Law Mock Trial Board members. At this meeting, we will discuss the ways in which members can meet their yearly Board requirements and members will rank their preferences. For more information, contact Proud Usahacharoenporn at pu4@duke.edu.

  • Sep 21
    McDonald v. City of Chicago Panel Discussion 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Distinguished panelists will discuss the soundness and implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago. In McDonald, the Court held that the Second Amendment is incorporated into Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment and therefore binds state and local governments to the same extent that it binds the federal government. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 21
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday to review funding requests. Please submit a funding request form AND a reimbursement form (http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/planact) to Kristyn Monaghan's mail folder by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to present their requested. Please direct questions to Kristyn.Monaghan@duke.edu

  • Sep 21
    Duke Law Drama 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    We'll be talking about our plans for the year, how people can be involved in various ways and to varying degrees, and we'll touch on ideas and plans for the spring variety show. For more information, please contact Andrew Roth at andrewmroth@gmail.com.

  • Sep 21
    WLSA Faculty Tea Series 6:00 PMLaw School 4172

    WLSA is proud to host Visiting Professor Daphne Barak-Erez as part of the Faculty Tea Series.
    Professor Barak-Erez is a Stewart and Judy Colton professor of law and the chair of law and security at Tel Aviv University. She also currently serves as the Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law and a member of the Council of Higher Education in Israel, a member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. Her main research and teaching areas are administrative and constitutional law. This semester Professor Barak-Erez is teaching Comparative Constitutional Law.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP to Bethany Lilly at bethany.lilly@duke.edu.
    http://www.law.duke.edu/student/act/wlsa/Calendar.html

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

  • Sep 22
    DBA Town Hall Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Duke Bar Association Executive Board would like to invite the student body at large to a town hall meeting on Wednesday, September 22, at 12:15 in room 3037. Students are invited to come voice any and all concerns or questions regarding the DBA, its activities and policies; academics, social events, student organization programming, parking, the library, elections, and anything else. This is a great opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with the activities and members of the Executive Board. Those running in the 1L//LLM elections are especially encouraged to attend. Lunch provided. Please send any questions to James Van Strander (james.vanstrander@duke.edu).

  • Sep 22
    DBA Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Students interested in participating at the meeting may contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

  • Sep 22
    SOLIMENA Kickoff Event 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The Student Organization for Legal Issues in the Middle East and North Africa (SOLIMENA) would like to invite students interested in the organization to our kickoff event. SOLIMENA is dedicated to providing educational, research and professional development opportunities for students with an interest in the region and its peoples. We strive to stimulate dialogue and integrate discussion about the Middle East and North Africa into the law school curriculum and programming. At the event, will discuss activities SOLIMENA is planning for the year and provide students with information in how to get involved with our group. Middle Eastern mezze will be served. For more information, please contact Jessica Stringer at jessica.stringer@duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    ALSA Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Come join the Asian Law Students Association at our first meeting! Learn about what we are planning for the year such as speakers, conferences, and social events. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Shiyao Liu at shiyao.liu@duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    Government and Public Interest Job Searching: Summer and Beyond: for 2L's 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 and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    2011 Summer Institutes Meeting 4:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join the directors and administrators of the summer institutes in Geneva and Hong Kong for a preview of the 2011 course offerings. This is a mandatory meeting for first-year JD/LLMs. JD students are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu

Thursday, September 23, 2010

  • Sep 23
    WTO Moot Court Try-Outs Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The ELSA WTO Moot Court Team will be hosting try-outs next week. If you are interested in international law, enjoy public speaking, and would like to try-out, please come to the meeting to learn more about the try-out process and the team. The coaches will be available to answer questions and discuss the tournaments. If you would like additional information before the meeting or will be unable to attend, please contact Calvin Winder at calvinwinder@gmail.com.

  • Sep 23
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    Professor Hans Linnartz will be speaking at the Christian Legal Society's lunchtime meeting. Please bring your lunch and join us. For more information, please contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu.

  • Sep 23
    Moot Court and Mock Trial Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    The Moot Court and Mock Trial Boards will be hosting a joint event to introduce 1L students to the two largest oral advocacy teams at Duke. We will discuss the types of tournaments in which these teams compete, how the teams work, and the process for trying out. For more information, please contact Morgan Lucas (Morgan.Lucas@duke.edu)

  • Sep 23
    PILF Volunteer Interest Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Interest meeting for all those interested in PILF. For more information, please contact Teresa Schmittberger
    at tks9@duke.edu.

  • Sep 23
    Robert Jervis, "Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War" 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Robert Jervis will discuss his most recent publication, "Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War" in a public lecture. A book sale and signing will immediately follow. More details to come. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 23
    Cake Party Celebrating the Release of Shawn Massey 12:45 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join the Innocence Project for a cake party celebrating the recent release of Shawn Massey. Mr. Massey spent 12 years incarcerated for crimes he didn't commit. Students from the Innocence Project and Wrongful Convictions Clinic helped prove that Mr. Massey could not have been the perpetrator of the crimes of which he was convicted. The hard work paid off in Mr. Massey's release in May 2010. This will be a surprise celebration for Mr. Massey who will be visiting Duke. More details on Shawn Massey's story can be found at http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=4950&u=10. For more information, contact Erin Lett at eml18@duke.edu or Caitlin Swain at cas77@duke.edu.

  • Sep 23
    Vis Team Organizational Meeting 5:30 PMLaw School 4044

    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 23
    2010-2011 Rights! Camera! Action! Human Rights Film Screening Series- After Innocence 7:00 PMPerkins Library Rare Book Room

    This film series features documentaries about human rights themes that were award winners at the annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. "After Innocence" tells the dramatic and compelling story of the exonerated - innocent men wrongfully imprisoned for decades and then released after DNA evidence proved their innocence. Panel discussion following the film: Shawn Massey, Recent Exonoree and Theresa Newman, Co-Director of Duke Law School's Wrongful Convictions Clinic, Moderator: Robin Kirk, Duke Human Rights Center.

Friday, September 24, 2010

  • Sep 24
    Houston, TX Job Fair All DaySee description

    Being held at The Magnolia Hotel in Houston, TX. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 24
    Faculty Oral History Project 8:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Join us for an interview with Professor William A. Reppy, Jr., discussing his tenure at Duke Law School. Professor Reppy retired this year after teaching at Duke Law for nearly 40 years. Among his accomplishments: establishing the Law School's renowned Animal Law Project and serving as president of the Alaska Law Journal since 1991. This interview is part of the Law School's Oral History Project, a web-based video archive of interviews with members of the Duke Law community. The project aims to develop a historical account of Duke Law through the stories and memories of the people who have shaped it. Sponsored by the Communications and Media Services Offices and the J. Michael Goodson Law Library.

    See the Oral History Project at http://www.law.duke.edu/ohp/index

  • Sep 24
    Career Kick-Off and Passing the Bar for LLMs 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Career Center and International Studies Office for an overview of US bar exams and job hunting in the United States and abroad. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 24
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

  • Sep 25
    Public Interest Retreat 12:30 PMSee description

    Join us for the 13th annual Public Interest Retreat! Hear from an inspiring keynote speaker, learn about the upcoming Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, and come get to know the community of Duke Law students devoted to public service. This year's Retreat will be held at the Trotter Building, 410 West Geer Street, Durham. Party after the Retreat is right around the corner, at Fullsteam Brewery! Registration is $10.00.
    To RSVP for the Retreat, go to: http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid...
    Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

  • Sep 27
    Sergio Fabbrini, "Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar" 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join us for a lecture, book sale and signing from Sergio Fabbrini, Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies at the University of Trento, Italy. He will speak on his most recent book, "Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe are Becoming Similar." Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 27
    JLSA Bagel Brunch 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Join the Jewish Law Students Association at our first meeting! Meet other students, learn about events going on this year, and enjoy a delicious bagel brunch! For more information, please contact Shiran Zohar at sz39@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

  • Sep 28
    The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor John D. Inazu, Duke University School of Law, will present "The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly." The freedom of assembly has been at the heart of some of the most important social movements in American history, but in the past thirty years it has become little more than a historical footnote in American political theory and law. In this lecture, based on his forthcoming book, Liberty's Refuge, Professor Inazu argues for a return to the freedom of assembly and the destabilizing difference that it brings. Sponsored by the Law & History Society. Lunch provided. This event will be webcast. For more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Come join the South Asian Law Students Association at our first meeting! Learn about what we are planning for the year such as speakers and social events. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Niru Hegde at nsh6@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    Dean's Cup Information Session 12:20 PMLaw School 4047

    Upper-level students interested in competing in this year's Dean's Cup Moot Court Tournament should attend one of two information sessions being offered on Monday, September 20 or Tuesday, September 28. Tournament co-chairs Karen Beach and Grayson Lambert will discuss the new and improved tournament format, how students can qualify for membership on the Moot Court Board, and the nature of this year's problem. Pizza lunch and homemade desserts will be served. For more information, please contact Karen Beach at karen.beach@duke.edu or Grayson Lambert at grayson.lambert@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday to review funding requests. Please submit a funding request form AND a reimbursement form (http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/planact) to Kristyn Monaghan's mail folder by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to present their requested. Please direct questions to Kristyn.Monaghan@duke.edu

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

  • Sep 29
    PILF Gear Sale 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Get your Duke Law gear just in time for Campout!
    Duke Law t-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps and much more will be for sale during lunch. Great new merchandise and a variety of sizes will be available. Proceeds benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Jenny Bonilla at jenny.bonilla@duke.edu.

  • Sep 29
    DBA Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Students interested in participating at the meeting may contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

  • Sep 29
    3Ls: Presidential Management Fellowship Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Informational program for 3L students on the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program, an elite federal government fellowship program for newly-graduated professionals in law, public policy, and public administration. PMF recipients may apply with various federal government agencies through a preferred hiring system. Application window for PMF is open Oct 1st - 15th; there is a multi-step application process, which will be presented and discussed at this program. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 29
    VITA Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Current members of Duke Law VITA will provide information on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance project. Pizza lunch will be served. For more information please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 29
    The Reckoning: Battle for the International Criminal Court 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The International Criminal Court represents the most ambitious endeavor ever to apply the rule of law globally and to protect the most basic human rights. The portions of "The Reckoning" that will be shown follows ICC prosecutor and his team as they prepare to put a Congolese warlord on trial. The documentary was an official selection in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. International food will be served. For more information, please contact Saleena Siraj at saleenatsiraj@gmail.com.

  • Sep 29
    Project Homeless Connect General Training 5:00 PMLaw School 3043

    General information and training will be provided for those individuals volunteering to participate in the 4th Annual Project Homeless Connect. The event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 7. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

  • Sep 30
    PILF Gear Sale 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Get your Duke Law gear just in time for Campout!
    Duke Law t-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps and much more will be for sale during lunch. Great new merchandise and a variety of sizes will be available. Proceeds benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Jenny Bonilla at jenny.bonilla@duke.edu.

  • Sep 30
    Coalition Against Gendered Violence Internship Opportunities 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The Coalition Against Gendered Violence has compiled a list of internships, available to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls, that are related to issues involving gendered violence, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and the Durham Crisis Response Center. Please come hear about these opportunities and how you can get involved right away. Dessert will be served! Please contact Ashley Watkins at ashley.watkins@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Sep 30
    CLS v. Martinez 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Supreme Court has held that an "all-comers" policy is constitutional. The decision calls into question how public school clubs can define and restrict membership based on viewpoint. Join us for Q&A Panel with Greg Baylor, CLS Co-Counsel, Duke Law Professor Charles and Duke Law Visiting Associate Professor Inazu as we discuss the decision's implications on Freedom of Association and Religion on school campuses. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Chris Berg at ctb18@duke.edu.

  • Sep 30
    The JD/LLM Program presents Lives in International Law: Paul Dudek, SEC 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. Please join us for a conversation with Paul M. Dudek, Chief of the Office of International Corporate Finance in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since 1993. He joined that office in 1990, after working at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he represented foreign and U.S. companies in capital markets transactions. Mr. Dudek has received the SEC's Philip A. Loomis, Jr. Award, and as a team member the SEC Chairman's Award for Excellence and (twice) the SEC's Regulatory Simplification Award. Light lunch will be provided first-come, first-served. For more information, please contact Karen Novy at novy@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 30
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Sep 30
    Navigating the Health Care System as an Unfunded Patient: Perspectives from Durham's Trenches 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Interdisciplinary expert panelists will provide insight into the roles that lawyers and other professionals play in securing health care for Durham's most at-risk populations, including immigrants, victims of domestic violence, homeless people, HIV-positive patients, and inmates. The panelists are: Stephanie Triantafillou, MPH, Coordinator of LATCH (Local Access to Coordinated Healthcare) at Duke; Rebecca Reyes, MSW, MDiv, Coordinator of Latino Health Project at Duke Clinics; Barbara Sheline, MD, MPH, Family physician at Duke Family Medicine Clinic; and Danielle Briggs, JD (Duke), Health Law Specialist at Legal Aid-Pittsboro. Organized by Albert Schweitzer Fellows from the Duke Schools of Law, Medicine and Nursing and from the NCCU School of Public Administration. Lunch provided. This event will be webcast. For further information please contact Patricia Hammond @patricia.hammond@gmail.com.

  • Sep 30
    Variety Show "Tricky Dick" 1st Meeting 5:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Are you interested in singing, dancing, acting, writing, or making fun of law school and yourself! Do you play an instrument or like painting? Come to Duke Law Drama Society's first meeting for the annual Variety Show "Tricky Dick." Learn how you can get involved with this year's show! E-mail Andy Roth (andrewmroth@gmail.com) or Justin Becker (jbecker87@gmail.com) with any questions!

  • Sep 30
    Duke Entrepreneurship 102 Education Series 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Duke Entrepreneurship Education Series is a comprehensive program designed to introduce all Duke Students from graduate, professional and undergraduate schools to the key concepts necessary for a future in entrepreneurship or venture capital.
    Sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club along with the Duke Start-up Challenge.
    Speaker: Bill Brown, Professor of the Practice of Law, 8 Rivers Capital. For more information, please contact Doris Ann Kelly @ dkelly@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 1, 2010

  • Oct 1
    PILF Gear Sale 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Get your Duke Law gear just in time for Campout!
    Duke Law t-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps and much more will be for sale during lunch. Great new merchandise and a variety of sizes will be available. Proceeds benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Jenny Bonilla at jenny.bonilla@duke.edu.

  • Oct 1
    October First Friday 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    October First Fridays! COUNTDOWN TO CAMPOUT! Join the Duke Law faculty, staff and student community for light food and beverages. PILF will also be selling Duke sweatshirts, t-shirts and other gear. Show your school spirit and outfit yourself with Duke Blue before the big weekend! Proceeds from sales will benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, please contact James Van Strander at jtv3@duke.edu. or Niru Hegde at nsh6@duke.edu.

Monday, October 4, 2010

  • Oct 4
    Duke Law PILF's Charity Denim 9:00 AMSee description

    Event will be held in the Von Canon Rooms at the Bryan Center. 40-60% off designer jeans, dresses and purses! Proceeds benefit PILF. For more information, contact Shiran Zohar at shiran.zohar@duke,edu.

  • Oct 4
    Supreme Court Preview 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Panelists will discuss some of the most important Supreme Court cases of the upcoming term. This event will be webcast. Please follow this link for additional information: http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=5579&u=17. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 4
    Jessup Cup Final 5:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Duke Law Moot Court Board invites you to the final round of this year's Jessup Cup. The student finalists are: James Gillenwater and Leigh Llewelyn. Alumni Jim Maxwell (Maxwell, Freeman & Bowman, Senior Lecturing Fellow) '66, Harry Hobgood (Office of U.S. Attorney) '72, and David Chenkin (Zeichner Ellman & Krause) '82 will serve as judges. The competition will conclude with a reception. For more information, please contact Robert McGuire at jessup.cup@duke.edu. URL = http://www.law.duke.edu/students/orgs/mootcourt/jessup.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

  • Oct 5
    Careers and Summer Opportunities as a Public Defender 10:00 AMLaw School 3000

    Students of all classes are invited to come hear from and talk with a few members of the Public Defenders' Office in Jacksonville, FL. Learn about life as a public defender, and possible summer internship opportunities. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 5
    ILS Language Table Kick-Off 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    The International Law Society (ILS) is starting its 2010-11 Language Table program. Come by the Blue Lounge, have pizza, and practice a foreign language. For more information, please contact Christopher Grant at cgg7@duke.edu.

  • Oct 5
    JD/LLM Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    JD/LLM students are invited to meet to discuss degree requirements and share ideas for the program with Professor Jonathan Wiener and Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Anne Sherman. For more information, please contact Anne Sherman at sherman@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 5
    Supreme Court Moot: Skinner v. Switzer 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    (Attendance open to Duke Law faculty, students, and staff only)
    Gregory S. Coleman, Counsel of Record for the Petitioner, and Edward S. Dawson moot this upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case, scheduled to be argued on October 13, 2010. The panel of judges for the moot includes Dean David F. Levi and Duke Law Professors Neil Siegel, Donald Ayer, Curtis Bradley, James Coleman, Theresa Newman, and Ernest Young.
    Question presented: Whether a convicted prisoner seeking access to biological evidence for DNA testing may assert that claim in a civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, or whether such a claim may be asserted only in a petition for writ of habeas corpus.
    Sponsored by the Program in Public Law for Duke Law faculty and students only. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 5
    EVENT CANCELED: Information Meeting of the NC Bar Association 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Members of the NC Bar Association (NCBA) will be coming to campus to educate students on the opportunities offered through NCBA. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 5
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday to review funding requests. Please submit a funding request form AND a reimbursement form (http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/planact) to Kristyn Monaghan's mail folder by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to present their requested. Please direct questions to Kristyn.Monaghan@duke.edu

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

  • Oct 6
    First Meeting of the American Constitution Society 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join Duke's ACS chapter for an informal discussion with Professors Siegel, Purdy, and Benjamin about how they became involved in constitutional law and public policy. A question and answer session will follow. We will also briefly discuss ACS's plans for this academic year. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact jason.miller@duke.edu.

  • Oct 6
    Controversy Regarding Mosque near Ground Zero 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Duke Forum for Law and Social Change and the Human Rights Law Society invite you to our Town Hall Forum on the controversy surrounding the construction of Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from the site of the 9/11 attacks. The floor will be open for any questions and comments, and we encourage open discussion among all viewpoints. Vegetarian, chicken, and steak burritos provided. For more information, please contact Stephen Scriber at sms58@duke.edu.

  • Oct 6
    International Criminal Court Moot Team Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Team will be holding try outs for its inaugural team in the next few weeks. The team will compete in the ICC Moot Competition at Pace University in January with the chance to participate in the finals at the Hague in April. If you are interested in international criminal law and are looking for a great way to get some moot court experience, stop by for more information on how to get involved. For more information, contact Morgan Lucas at morgan.lucas@duke.edu.

  • Oct 6
    BLSA General Body Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join BLSA at its second general body meeting of the year. 2Ls and 3Ls will provide general class advice, related to studying, outlining, and examinations. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Merlyne Jean-Louis at merlyne.jean-louis@duke.edu.

  • Oct 6
    Inside the Professor's Studio: James Boyle 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please join us in the Burdman Lounge for the first of this year's "Inside the Professor's Studio." Josh Mitchell will be interviewing everyone's favorite, Professor James Boyle.
    Started last year, "Inside the Professor's Studio" is a series designed to give students fresh insight into the lives that our professors have led. We are fortunate at Duke Law to have such a terrific faculty, and this series allows our faculty members to tell us a more detailed story of their professional lives than might come out through classroom snippets. Also, it's funny. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Noah Browne at noahbrowne@gmail.com.

  • Oct 6
    DBA Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Students interested in participating at the meeting may contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

  • Oct 6
    Southern Justice Spring Break Trip Information Meeting 12:25 PMLaw School 4047

    Student leaders will provide information on the various opportunities available for the annual spring break legal service trips. We are currently offering locations in Appalachia Kentucky, Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL, New Orleans, LA, Jackson, MS and a wills drafting project in rural North Carolina. A pizza lunch will be provided. Please bring your own beverage. For more information please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

  • Oct 7
    Career Center Open House for 1Ls 8:30 AMSee description

    To be held 8:30 - 11:00 AM. Stop by Room 2015 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. You will also have the opportunity to register for your first meeting with a career counselor. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 7
    Conversations with the EPA, an informational session 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Joe Williams, Associate Regional Counsel for the EPA Region 5, will be at Duke for a lunchtime informational session with interested 2Ls and 3Ls. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 7
    Gender and Judging: Perspectives from the Bench 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Federalist Society is pleased to host Judge Diane Sykes of the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals as our next speaker in our luncheon lecture series. Judge Sykes was appointed to the Seventh Circuit in 2004. Prior to her appointment, she sat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1999-2004. Judge Sykes will be speaking on gender and judging as well as her experiences on the federal appellate bench. Lunch will be provided. This event will be webcast. Please contact Chris Berg, ctb18@duke.edu, for further information.

  • Oct 7
    1L Summer Employment Lunchtime Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    A panel of second-year and third-year Duke law students will discuss their 1L summer experiences and provide candid advice about securing first-year summer employment experiences in business law. The panel will also include discussions on opportunities outside of law firms, including in-house counsel positions, government internships, and public interest work. Sponsored by the Duke Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Peter Isakoff at peter.isakoff@duke.edu.

  • Oct 7
    LLM Resume & Cover Letter Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Career counselors will be on hand 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 2011. Hosted by the Career & Professional Development Center and International Studies Office. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 7
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    Please join the Christian Legal Society for our bi-weekly lunchtime meeting. Steve Hinkle, who heads the Duke Graduate Christian Fellowship, will be speaking. For more information, please contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu.

Friday, October 8, 2010

  • Oct 8
    Law & Contemporary Problems Symposium: See You Out Of Court? The Role of ADR in Healthcare 8:00 AMLaw School 4055

    In the aftermath of the recent health care reform and the dramatic changes the U.S. health care system is undergoing, this conference will provide a comprehensive examination of ADR in health care. The conference seeks to broaden the scope of disputes studied, and to offer multidisciplinary perspectives on the sources of disputes, the potential of ADR to address them, and the barriers obstructing the adoption and success of ADR in these settings. This event will be webcast. For more information and to register, please contact Madison Jones at LCPSymposium2010@gmail.com.

  • Oct 8
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

  • Oct 14
    32nd Annual Duke Estate Planning Conference All DayLaw 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.
    For more information, contact Alyssa Alegre at alyssa.alegre@dev.duke.edu.

Friday, October 15, 2010

  • Oct 15
    32nd Annual Duke Estate Planning Conference All DayLaw 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.
    For more information, contact Alyssa Alegre at alyssa.alegre@dev.duke.edu.

Monday, October 18, 2010

  • Oct 18
    Entry-level Faculty Appointments Candidate Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Oct 18
    Duke in DC Spring 2011 Mandatory Informational Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Mandatory informational meeting for students interested in participating in Duke in D.C. during the Spring Semester 2011. With Professors Chris Schroeder and Neil Siegel, and Assistant Dean of Public Interest and Pro Bono, Kim Bart. For more information, please contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 18
    Student Wellness Coalition Introductory Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Duke Law's newest student organization for an introductory informational meeting on Monday, October 18th. The Student Wellness Coalition aims to promote overall student wellness through mental and physical health programming throughout the school year. Come learn about the SWC's goals, planned activities, and ways to get involved (including executive board positions)! For more information, please contact Daniela Juvani at daniela.juvani@duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

  • Oct 19
    Introduction to Practice - Corporate and Transaction Law 10:00 AMLaw School 4055

    Think you might be interested in corporate or transactional law? Please attend this meeting to learn more about the day-to-day life of corporate attorneys and whether this area of law might be for you. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 19
    Defending the Rights of the Accused Before a Law-and-Order Supreme Court 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    A leading authority on Supreme Court practice and nationally recognized expert on criminal procedure, Professor Fisher will talk about marshaling originalism and related interpretive methodologies in order to persuade conservative judges to protect the rights of criminal defendants. More generally, he will also discuss how the United States Supreme Court might change now with its two new justices. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. This event will be webcast. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 19
    CANCELED: The People and their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Laura Edwards, Duke University, will present a lecture showing that following the Revolution, the intensely local legal system favored maintaining the "peace," a concept intended to protect the social order and its patriarchal hierarchies. Those without rights--even slaves-- were central to its workings and had influence within the system because of their positions of subordination, not in spite of them. By the 1830s, however, state leaders had secured support for a more centralized system that excluded people who were not specifically granted individual rights. Edwards concludes that the emphasis on rights affirmed and restructured existing patriarchal inequalities within state law. For more information, please contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

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

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

  • Oct 19
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday to review funding requests. Please submit a funding request form AND a reimbursement form (http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/planact) to Kristyn Monaghan's mail folder by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to present their requested. Please direct questions to Kristyn.Monaghan@duke.edu

  • Oct 19
    Minority Student Organization Mixer 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join some of Duke Law's minority student organizations for an evening of food and fun. During dinner, group leaders will give a small presentation about their organizations. Afterwards, join us for icebreakers and games. Co-sponsored by BLSA, ALSA, HSLA, SALSA, OUTLaw, and WLSA. For more information, please contact Merlyne Jean-Louis at merlyne.jean-louis@duke.edu

  • Oct 19
    WLSA Faculty Tea Series 6:00 PMLaw School 4172

    WLSA is proud to host Professor Kimberly D. Krawiec as part of our Faculty Tea Series. Professor Krawiec is an expert on corporate law who teaches courses on securities, corporate, and derivatives law. Her research interests span a variety of fields, including the empirical analysis of contract disputes; the choice of organizational form by professional service firms, including law firms; forbidden or taboo markets; corporate compliance systems; insider trading; derivatives hedging practices; and "rogue" trading. For more information, please contact Bethany Lilly at bethany.lilly@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

  • Oct 20
    Higher Education Law 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    What happens when Duke University gets sued? Come find out! Lawyers from the Duke Office of General Counsel will come talk to students about what it's like to represent the university. Students and faculty interested in higher education, public interest careers, or educational institutions in general are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Ian Long at ian.long@duke.edu.

  • Oct 20
    Law Students for Reproductive Justice Kick-Off 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join the Duke Law Chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice at our kickoff meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Find out what exactly reproductive justice means, learn about the exciting events we have planned for this year, and hear how you can get involved! Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Julia Wood at julia.wood@duke.edu.

  • Oct 20
    DBA Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Students interested in participating at the meeting may contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

  • Oct 20
    Ethical Challenges in Private Practice 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Professors Jim Coleman and Myles Lynk will discuss the life of the private practitioner and the practical and ethical challenges that lawyers face. The discussion will be very informal, allowing for questions and comments by attendees throughout. Open to all students. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Stephen Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 20
    OUTLaw General Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Burdman Lounge (3000) -
    Allies and members of the LGBT community are encouraged to join us at this general meeting of OUTLaw! We want your input on upcoming social events and your speaker/topic ideas for an interdisciplinary day-long conference on current LGBT issues to be held this spring. We will also be creating a Constitution Committee, and a Social Committee to plan Spring Fling and a Charity Bar Review. For more information, please contact Haley Warden at hfw5@duke.edu.

  • Oct 20
    Dress for Success 5:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join us to learn more about dressing for the business environment as a female professional, including the number of suits to buy, how often to dry clean, and what works for different body types. NC Association for Women Attorneys (NCAWA) will be attending and hosting free raffles (Banana Republic, Ann Taylor) at the event. Dessert and wine reception will follow, providing a fantastic opportunity to meet local practicing women attorneys! We will also be hosting a clothing drive on behalf of Dress for Success, so bring any gently worn suits or professional accessories (totes, purses, belts, jewelry, etc). While you're home for Fall Break, look through your closets! Co-sponsored by NC Bar and BLSA. Please RSVP at: http://www.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=ncawa_duke.
    For more information, please contact Shine Chen at Shine.Chen@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

  • Oct 21
    1Ls: Introduction to Practice- Litigation 10:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Think you might be interested in litigation? Please attend this meeting to learn more about the day-to-day life of litigators and whether this area of law might be for you. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 21
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Please join the Christian Legal Society for its lunchtime meeting on Thursday, October 21. For more information, contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu.

  • Oct 21
    Justice Scalia: Friend of Defendants? 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Federalist Society is pleased to host Professor Stephanos Bibas of the University of Pennsylvania Law School as our next guest in our luncheon lecture series. Prof. Bibas will be speaking on originalism and formalism in criminal procedure, or why Justice Scalia sometimes seems to be the unlikely friend of criminal defendants. His talk will compare the Supreme Court's recent Confrontation Clause jurisprudence, stemming from Crawford v. Washington, with the Court's decisions regarding the jury-trial right, stemming from Blakely v. Washington. Lunch will be provided. For more information,please contact Chris Berg at ctb18@duke.edu.

  • Oct 21
    National Security Law Society Kick-Off 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join the National Security Law Society (NSLS) for our kickoff. Come learn about NSLS, what we are planning this year, and how you can get involved. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Sean Lobar at Sean.Lobar@duke.edu.

  • Oct 21
    Coalition Against Gendered Violence Film Screening 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Coalition Against Gendered Violence is sponsoring a screening of the documentary "Private Violence." The film explores the complex issue of domestic violence through the stories of survivors, advocates, district attorneys, judges, and others who have dedicated their lives to stopping this crime. For more information, please contact Stephanie Richards at stephanieannerichards@gmail.com.

  • Oct 21
    Becoming a Law Professor: Career Panel on Teaching at Law Schools 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Duke law professors will give advice on starting a career in legal academia. Topics will include publishing, fellowships, the teaching market, and dealing with hiring committees. All students, especially 1Ls, considering careers in teaching at law schools are strongly encouraged to attend. Attendees are strongly encouraged to look at the resources at http://www.law.duke.edu/teaching/teachingmarket before the panel, as the discussion will build on those materials. Sponsored by the Student Paper Series Workshop. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Oct 21
    FASPE Fellowship Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Hosted by Yale Law School and the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) Program hosts a two-week legal ethics fellowship in Europe. Come Join Ally Heaney and Nadia Prinz as they discuss their experience as FASPE fellows this past summer and give you tips on applying this year. For more information, please contact Nadia Prinz at nadia.prinz@duke.edu.

  • Oct 21
    Duke Law School/Fuqua Alumni Happy Hour at the Cardinal Club 5:30 PMSee description

    Triangle area alumni are invited to a special Law School/Fuqua Alumni Happy Hour on Thursday, October 21, from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Cardinal Club in Downtown Raleigh. For more information, please contact Susan McLean at McLean@law.duke.edu.

    Registration: http://bit.ly/cNNtwy

Friday, October 22, 2010

  • Oct 22
    Implementing the Durham Statement: Best Practices for Open Access Law Journals 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    October 18-24 is international Open Access Week, and Duke will be participating. Sponsored by the Duke Law School J. Michael Goodson Law Library and the Harvard Law Library, this workshop is aimed at student law review editors. It is designed to present and discuss best practices for law journals as increasing numbers move into electronic publishing. The workshop is also open to law librarians, law review advisers, and all others who are interested in open access and legal publishing. It will be webcast and promoted to all ABA-accredited law schools. For more information and to register, please contact Professor Richard Danner at zad@law.duke.edu. Because of limited seating, registration is free, but required at: http://www.law.duke.edu/libtech/openaccess/conference2010.

  • Oct 22
    Online 'Office Hours' with Richard Danner on Open Access to Legal Scholarship 12:15 PMWebcast

    Richard Danner is the senior associate dean for information services at Duke Law School and also the
    Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty Research Professor of Law. He will take questions from online viewers about best practices for open access law journals as part of the Law School's conference Implementing the Durham Statement. Watch the live webcast at http://ustream.tv/dukeuniversity. To ask a question, in advance of the webcast, send an email to durhamOA@law.duke.edu, tweet with the tag #durhamOA or post to the Duke Law Library Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/dukelawlibrary).

  • Oct 22
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    Washington, D.C. Public Interest Alumni & Student Reception 5:30 PMSee description

    Duke Law alumni working in the federal government and public service sector, and students participating in the Duke in D.C. externship program are invited to a reception with Duke Law students and faculty/administrators attending the Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference in Washington, D.C. Reception to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP (1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004-2541. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    BARBRI Review Course for the November 2010 MPRE 5:30 PMLaw School 3037

    BARBRI Review Course for the November 2010 MPRE. Pre-registration required. Visit www.barbri.com for more information and registration.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

  • Oct 26
    1Ls: Introduction to Practice- Public Interest and Government 10:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Think you might be interested in public interest or government law? Please attend this meeting to learn more about the day-to-day of public interest and government attorneys and whether these areas of law might be for you. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    2L/3L Panel to Discuss 1L Summer Jobs 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    An informational panel of current 2L and 3L students, which will offer time-tested career advice to 1L students. More details to follow. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    International Week Panel: Prosecutorial Independence and High-Profile Cases: A Comparative Discussion 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Four experienced prosecutors in the LLM program, Nir Shnaiderman (Israel), Tsung-Hao Chen (Taiwan), Ryohei Oda (Japan), and Jae Bin Cho (Korea), will discuss the role of prosecutors in their countries. Professor Lisa Griffin will moderate. Lunch will be provided but attendees should bring their own beverage. This event is co-sponsored by the International Law Society and the Asian Law Students Association. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday to review funding requests. Please submit a funding request form AND a reimbursement form (http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/planact) to Kristyn Monaghan's mail folder by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to present their requested. Please direct questions to Kristyn.Monaghan@duke.edu

  • Oct 26
    VITA Foreign National Tax Preparation Training 5:00 PMLaw School 4045

    Senior Stakeholder Relationship Tax Consultant, John Lenik, will provide training in the preparation of federal tax returns for Foreign Nationals. Seating is limited so RSVPs are required. Preference is given to current Duke Law VITA volunteers. The training will take approximately four hours. Dinner will be served. Please RSVP to Kim Burrucker burrucker@law.duke.edu

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

  • Oct 28
    1Ls: Resume and Cover Letter Writing Skills Workshop 10:00 AMSee description

    Workshops will be held in rooms 4049 and 4055. All 1Ls must attend one of the Resume and Cover Letter Skills Workshops prior to scheduling a meeting with the Career Center. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    Academic Success Series with Simpson Thacher 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Join Caroline Gottshalk '90, Brandon Neal '08 and Linton Mann '07, attorneys from Simpson Thacher for a talk on how to set yourself up for success in law school and beyond. Food will be served. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information, contact Ashley Gray at ang2@duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    Trial Skills: Direct and Cross Examination 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join Professor Lisa Griffin and the Mock Trial Board for the first of a three-part series of sessions on trial litigation skills. This session will focus on how to effectively write and present both direct and cross examinations and will feature a Q & A with Professor Griffin. Mock Trial Board members will give an introduction to the program and explain the process for trying out for the Board through the Twiggs-Beskind Cup Tournament. All students are encouraged to attend but particularly those students who may be interested in trying out for the Mock Trial Board. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Rebecca Kitchens at rebecca.kitchens@duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    Student Paper Series Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    Matt Smith will present "The Principle of Complementarity in the Origins of Federal Civil Rights Enforcement, 1866-1871." He argues that America's experiment with the principle of complementarity during Reconstruction and its contemporary emergence in modern international law prove its usefulness in permitting external judicial intervention on behalf of externally guaranteed norms without disrupting local sovereigns' claims to adjudicatory authority more than necessary to ensure enforcement of these norms. Robert McGuire will present "Salarymen, Stroke, and Suicide: Empirical Support for Shavell's Insights on the Incentives to Prevent Accidents." He argues that the near-strict employer liability for karoshi ("death by overwork") established by the Japanese Supreme Court in Dentsu has created no new incentives for an overworked employee to care for his health. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    CICL and International Studies present: David Kinley, "Too Big to Fail? Making Global Finance Pay for Human Rights" 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join us for an International Week event featuring David Kinley, Chair in Human Rights Law at University of Sydney, Australia. Kinley will be speaking on his recent paper, "Too Big to Fail? Making Global Finance Pay for Human Rights." Lunch will be provided. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Dawn Cronce (cronce@law.duke.edu) or Erin Daniel (daniel@law.duke.edu).

    Event URL: http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=5662&u=26

  • Oct 28
    Informational Session and Pizza Party with leaders of the NC Bar Association 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Members of the NC Bar Association (NCBA) will be coming to campus to educate students on the opportunities offered through NCBA. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    The Virtues of Practicing Law in Smaller Firms or Smaller Markets 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. Additional details to follow. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 29, 2010

  • Oct 29
    "Competing in Today's Legal Marketplace: Understanding the Business of Law Firms" 3:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Come join us to see Craig Goldblatt of WilmerHale, LLP present. He will discuss the rapidly changing law firm business model. Different types of strategies followed by different types of law firms and the ways in which these models have been affected by the changes in the global economy. In addition, he will discuss the ways in which these new models may affect the lives and career paths of new lawyers. For more information, please contact Tia Williams at williams@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 29
    PALS Family Friendly Halloween and Welcome Party 6:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Please join Duke Law's PALS (Parents Attending Law School) for our family friendly Halloween kick off event where all Duke Law kids are invited to attend. Come find out more about our organization, see what we have planned for the upcoming year and learn how you can get involved. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Kids (and parents) are asked to wear their costumes to participate in a costume contest. For more information, please contact Katrina English at katrina.english@duke.edu.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

  • Oct 30
    Race Judicata 5k 10:00 AMSee description

    Duke Law's Race Judicata 5k is run around the beautiful Al Beuhler Trail and proceeds go to Duke Law's Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) to support students pursuing public summer public interest opportunities. The race starts at 10:00am and same-day registration is available starting at 8:30. The race will start at the gravel lot next to the Al Buehler Trail and will end near the front entrance to the law school, where there will be food, drinks, music, prizes and fun! For more information, please contact Reed Lyon at rkl@duke.edu.

  • Oct 30
    Durham - Duke Law Annual Scholarship Luncheon 12:00 PMSee description

    Duke Law Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring scholarship donors and recipients (by invitation only). For more information and registration, please visit http://www.law.duke.edu/alumni/events/index.

  • Oct 30
    DLJ Celebrates 60 Years (Sponsored by Robinson Bradshaw and Hinson) 7:30 PMSee description

    The Duke Law Journal invites all alumni and current members to a celebration of the Journal's 60th Anniversary, to be held on Saturday, October 30. Cocktails: 7:30 p.m. Dinner 8 p.m. Location: Parizade, 2200 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 22705, Cost: $60 per person.

Monday, November 1, 2010

  • Nov 1
    1Ls: Crafting Effective Cover Letters 10:00 AMLaw School 4055

    By popular demand (and your helpful survey feedback), we are holding a follow-up workshop on to focus on cover letters. For those of you who would like to delve deeper into the process of drafting powerful cover letters and targeting prospective employers effectively, join us for this in-depth program. Gail Cutter, the new Director of Employer Relations and Student Recruiting, will lead the workshop. A Q&A on resumes, cover letters and the job search process will follow. Please bring your Career Planning manual to the workshop. Copies are available in the CPDC, and the Manual is also on-line. All 1Ls are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 1
    BLS Presents: Navigating Student Debt 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Business Law Society in welcoming Mathew Ashley of GL Advisor as he discusses strategies for minimizing the cost of student loan debt. Founded by Harvard Business students in 2003, GL Advisor offers objective and analytical solutions for professional graduate students. Mr. Ashley will go beyond what is presented at typical student loan information sessions and target key issues from new legislation's impact on law students to restructured payment strategies to action plans based on individual career tracks. The presentation is a great opportunity to clarify confusion about the many opportunities to save. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Peter Isakoff at peter.isakoff@duke.edu.

  • Nov 1
    Challenges and Rewards of Representing the Government in the Supreme Court 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Michael Dreeben, Criminal Deputy Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, will talk about his career and work in the Office of the Solicitor General and the unique responsibilities and opportunities in representing the United States Government before the Nation's highest court. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 1
    Patent Practice Opportunity and 1L Job Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    All students are invited to come hear about a very special opportunity to get patent search and application review experience during the fall and spring semesters called the Peer to Patent program, administered by visiting professor Mark Webbink. For details, visit http://www.peertopatent.org/ All 1Ls and any other students interested in intellectual property are then invited to stay for a student panel discussion featuring 2Ls and 3Ls with a broad range of first-year summer experiences. Lunch will be provided.
    For more information, contact Ryan O'Quinn at ryan.oquinn@duke.edu

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

  • Nov 2
    Do's & Don't's of Dressing for a Legal Career 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    By popular demand, please join us for our co-ed "Do's & Don't's" Fashion Show and a follow-up Q&A with Gail Cutter, the CPDC's new Director of Employer Relations & Student Recruiting. Lunch will be served. Email your questions ahead of time to wlsa.duke@gmail.com.
    Sponsored by CPDC and WLSA. For more information, please contact, the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 2
    LLM Panel: Career Opportunities in the U.S. Legal Market 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Panelists will discuss opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market. They will also share their job search experience. Panelists are Chun Hu (LLMs from UVA and Columbia University) who is currently with Lenovo Group (Raleigh), and John Curry LLM '05, an associate at K&L Gates(Charlotte). For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 2
    Lateral-level Faculty Appointments Candidate Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Nov 2
    Constitutional Construction and Departmentalism: A Case Study of the Demise of the Whig Presidency 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Michael Gerhardt, UNC School of Law, will present "Constitutional Construction and Departmentalism: A Case Study of the Demise of the Whig Presidency." In this lecture, Professor Gerhardt challenges the Calabresi-Yoo account of the unitary theory of the executive by looking at the demise of the Whig's conception of presidential power. Sponsored by the Law & History Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Nov 2
    CANCELED: DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    The finance committee meeting is canceled for today. Please continue to submit your requests to Kristyn Monaghan's mail folder by 10am and you will be contacted via email about your funding request. Any questions can be directed to Kristyn Monaghan at kristyn.monaghan@duke.edu.

  • Nov 2
    Balancing Life and the Practice of Law 7:00 PMLaw School 4055

    ALSSO is excited to welcome Professor Charles Dunlap and his wife Joy as they share their experience of maintaining a balance between professional success and coupled life. Professor Dunlap is the former deputy judge advocate general of the United States Air Force. Joy Dunlap is a former vice president of the National Association of Broadcasters. For more information, please contact Joshua Roling at joshua.roling@duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

  • Nov 3
    Coping and Doping: Mental health in law school and the misuse of prescription drugs in higher education 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    "You come in here with a skull full of mush, and if you survive, you'll leave thinking like a lawyer." - The Paper Chase. Health Law Society presents a panel on surviving law school: the mental health and well-being of law students and lawyers. Speakers include a Duke researcher who studies the non-medical use of ADHD drugs, a partner from a West Virginia law firm who specializes in positive psychology, and a representative from Duke Counseling and Psychological Services. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please email lauren.haertlein@duke.edu

  • Nov 3
    Exam Prep Panel: Faculty Perspective 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Professors Sara Beale and Joseph Blocher for a discussion about how to prepare for law school exams. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by Women Law Students Association and the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Anne Sherman at sherman@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    DBA Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Students interested in participating at the meeting may contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

  • Nov 3
    Trial/Litigation Career Chat with Students 4:00 PMLaw School 3000

    HLSA's Executive Board invites you to join Professors Griffin and Beskind on Wednesday, November 3, from 4:00PM-5:00PM in Room 3000 (Burdman Lounge) for a conversation about what it's like to practice in the public and private litigation sectors, ways to network in these areas, or simply to get to know them on a personal level. If you have even the slightest interest in federal prosecution, criminal defense, federal clerkships (Supreme Court or Appellate Circuit), or trial advocacy (civil or commercial litigation), this is an excellent opportunity to meet two of our star professors with substantive experience in these areas. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Seating will be limited to the first 25 respondents to allow you an opportunity to get to interact with the professors on a more personal level. Please RSVP to Isabel Lecompte at icl@duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    WLSA is proud to host Professor Carolyn McAllaster as part of our Faculty Tea Series 5:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Professor McAllaster joined the Duke Law School faculty in 1988 and is the founder and director of the AIDS Legal Project and a Clinical Professor of Law at the Duke University School of Law. She supervises students in the AIDS clinic and this semester is teaching a course on AIDS and the law. She has also taught trial practice for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), and is an adjunct member of the faculty at UNC and other law schools. For more information, please contact Bethany Lilly at bethany.lilly@duke.edu.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

  • Nov 4
    Student Media Workshop Open House 9:00 AMSee description

    Come join Media Services in the Student Media Workshop in the Goodson Law Library, to learn all about what the Student Media Workshop has to offer. Drop by anytime between 9-12 for a quick rundown of this helpful student space. For more information, please contact Miguel Bordo at Media@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 4
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Please join the Christian Legal Society for its lunchtime meeting. Bill Dahl, Lutheran Campus Minister here at Duke and former attorney, will be speaking. For more information, please contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu.

  • Nov 4
    1Ls: Preparing for Clerkships and Applying for Judicial Intenships 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Interested in clerking after you graduate? Now is the time to begin preparing. Find out what you should be doing now to best position yourself for a judicial clerkship upon graduation. This session will cover methods and strategies that work best for clerkship applicants. We will also discuss the benefits of judicial internships and how to apply. For more information, please contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 5, 2010

  • Nov 5
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 5
    Inter-American Court of Human Rights Moot Court Tryouts (Submit name by Friday November 5th at 5:00 PM) 5:00 PMSee description

    Be a part of Duke Law's first Inter-American Court of Human Rights Moot Court Team! Two team members will write a brief and compete in oral rounds in Washington DC May 22-27, 2011 against teams from over 100 universities in 30 countries. More information is available at
    http://www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy/mcourt/. If you are interested in being on the team, please submit your name to david.riesenberg@duke.edu by Friday, November 5th. A short hypothetical problem will be distributed Monday, November 8th and you will need to submit a written response and CV by Monday, November
    5th. Sponsored by HRLS and IMCS.

  • Nov 5
    Duke International Security Conference 5:30 PMLaw School 3041

    DIRA and ICCSN present the Duke International Security Conference. DISC is a joint-cabinet crisis featuring seven committees (China, India, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, US, and the UN Security Council). We examine the impact of the rising powers of Asia on world politics. The conference will simulate the complex interactions of the emerging powers with existing regional powers and with each other while testing the ability of the UN Security Council to mitigate regional conflict. For more information, contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

  • Nov 5
    November First Friday 5:30 PMSee description

    November First Friday! Join us this month at the Millennium Hotel from 5:30-7:30pm for a celebration of the Hindu Festival of Lights, Diwali! Featuring Indian snacks, music, and dancing. Co-sponsored by DBA and Fuqua's Club Indus. For more information, please contact Nirupama Hegde at nsh6@duke.edu.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

  • Nov 6
    Duke International Security Conference All DaySee description

    DIRA and ICCSN present the Duke International Security Conference. DISC is a joint-cabinet crisis featuring seven committees (China, India, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, US, and the UN Security Council). We examine the impact of the rising powers of Asia on world politics. The conference will simulate the complex interactions of the emerging powers with existing regional powers and with each other while testing the ability of the UN Security Council to mitigate regional conflict. For more information, contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

  • Nov 6
    Duke/Harvard Foreign Relations Law Workshop All DayLaw School 4044

    By invitation only. This year marks the sixth annual meeting of the Workshop, which will be held at Duke on Saturday, November 6th. The focus this year will be on "The Political Economy of U.S. Foreign Relations Law." The participants, which will include a mix of legal scholars and political scientists, will consider the domestic political dynamics of the United States' conduct of foreign relations and how those dynamics relate to the law. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

  • Nov 7
    Duke International Security Conference All DayLaw School 3041

    DIRA and ICCSN present the Duke International Security Conference. DISC is a joint-cabinet crisis featuring seven committees (China, India, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, US, and the UN Security Council). We examine the impact of the rising powers of Asia on world politics. The conference will simulate the complex interactions of the emerging powers with existing regional powers and with each other while testing the ability of the UN Security Council to mitigate regional conflict. For more information, contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

Monday, November 8, 2010

  • Nov 8
    IP Course Information Session 10:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Join the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society for a discussion covering all aspects of the Duke Law IP curriculum. All students are invited to learn more about the newly-announced IP prerequisites and exciting new opportunities, and 2Ls and 3Ls can get advice on which courses to take in the spring. For more information, contact Ryan O'Quinn at ryan.oquinn@duke.edu.

  • Nov 8
    International Opportunities in Indonesia (summer and post-graduate) 10:00 AMLaw School 4044

    Come join an informational session about several exciting internship opportunities in Indonesia. This is a live teleconference with current interns at the Hukumonline (HOL)-- an organization devoted to good government and legal reform in Indonesia. The topics discussed will include summer and post-graduate internship opportunities, types of legal experience available, and internship opportunities with HOL's partner organizations: Indonesia Corruption Watch, the Center for Law and Policy Studies, the Institute for Judicial Independence, the Society for Transparency and Transparency International. The panel of international students will take questions from the audience in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. If you are interested in working in Southeast Asia, be it either for the summer or after graduation, this unique opportunity may be of interest to you! For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 8
    Duke Law Drama Society Auditions 12:00 PMLaw School 3000

    The Duke Law Drama Society will be holding auditions for a February show, "All in the Timing" by David Ives, a series of short plays. Auditions will take place from 12:00-1:15 on Monday November 8 and Tuesday November 9. If you cannot make either of these audition times, please email either Keith Porcaro at keith.porcaro@gmail.com or Shelley Kahn at shelley.kahn@gmail.com to make other arrangements. Audition materials will be provided; no preparation required.

  • Nov 8
    An informational session with the Legal Studies Institute 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    In conjunction with the Federalist Society, the Career Center is proud to present Mr. Hicks Winters of the Legal Studies Institute. Mr. Winters will be on campus to answer questions about and offer information about the Legal Studies Institute. More details to follow, please contact Chris Berg of the Federalist Society at christopher.berg@duke.edu.

  • Nov 8
    Road From Kampala Conference Preview 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    ICCSN is putting on a weekend long conference called "The Road from Kampala" the weekend of November 12-13. This event will provide background information on the ICC and the crime of aggression controversy as well as a preview of what kind of events they can expect at the weekend conference. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Stephanie Richards at stephanie.richards@duke.edu.

  • Nov 8
    National Security Law on the Hill 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join us for a lecture by Ms. Wyndee Parker, Assistant for National Security Affairs for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. Ms. Parker is the former Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. She will speak about her experiences on the Hill and some of the current national security issues facing Congress. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact, Benjamin Kastan at bnkastan@gmail.com.

  • Nov 8
    1L Summer: Working in North Carolina 12:25 PMLaw School 3043

    Whether you're interested in staying in North Carolina long-term or simply think it would be more convenient for the summer, come hear from students who spent their 1L summer working in the state. From government to law firms to research assistantships, find out what where students have worked and how they got there. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke NCBA and CPDC. For more information, please contact Catherine Lawson at catherine.rose.lawson@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

  • Nov 9
    Duke Law Drama Society Auditions 12:00 PMLaw School 3000

    The Duke Law Drama Society will be holding auditions for a February show, "All in the Timing" by David Ives, a series of short plays. Auditions will take place from 12:00-1:15 on Monday November 8 and Tuesday November 9. If you cannot make either of these audition times, please email either Keith Porcaro at keith.porcaro@gmail.com or Shelley Kahn at shelley.kahn@gmail.com to make other arrangements. Audition materials will be provided; no preparation required.

  • Nov 9
    Federal Government Jobs 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Information session for 3L students interested in post-graduation careers in federal or state government. Sponsored by CPDC and the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 9
    The CIA and the Law 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Federalist Society is pleased to host Professor John Radsan of the William-Mitchell School of Law in Minneapolis Saint Paul. Professor Radsan is a former Assistant US Attorney and former Assistant General Counsel at the CIA. He will be speaking on President Obama's repackaging of Bush/Cheney national security policies on rendition, the state secrets privilege, military commissions, Predators strikes, and enemy combatants. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Chris Berg at ctb18@duke.edu.

  • Nov 9
    New Perspectives on the Law and Witchcraft 12:25 PMLaw School 3041

    How do lawyers and jurists deal with a foreign, secretive, and wildly dangerous crime that may threaten the foundation of civil society? In this lecture, based on his recently published micro-history, The Last Witch of Langenburg, Tom Robisheux explores early modern methods for gathering evidence and determining the truth within the context of a German witch trial and discusses how lawyers and jurists faced the exotic and frightening crime of witchcraft. Robisheaux will discuss how understanding the legal confrontations with witchcraft no longer belong on the fringes of legal history but at the center of understanding how European jurists established new standards of jurisprudence and more modern conceptions of the state and civil society. Sponsored by the Law & History Society. This event will be webcast. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Nov 9
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday to review funding requests. Please submit a funding request form AND a reimbursement form (http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/planact) to Kristyn Monaghan's mail folder by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to present their requested. Please direct questions to Kristyn.Monaghan@duke.edu

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

  • Nov 10
    Entry-level Faculty Appointments Candidate Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino atMusolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    Should the United States join the International Criminal Court? A Student Debate 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The ICC has been hailed as a crowning achievement in international law. Today, 111 countries are members of the Court -- but not the United States. Come watch students debate whether that should change. Lunch from Chai's will be served. For more information, please contact Hannah Woolf at hannah.woolf@duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    DBA Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Students interested in participating at the meeting may contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

  • Nov 10
    Hirabayashi and the Invasion Evasion 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Eric Muller, UNC School of Law, will present "Hirabayashi and the Invasion Evasion." In this lecture, Professor Muller presents archival evidence demonstrating that government lawyers made a crucial misrepresentation to the United States Supreme Court in the case of Hirabayashi v. United States, 320 U.S. 81 (1943), the case that upheld the constitutionality of a racial curfew imposed on Japanese Americans in World War II. Sponsored by the Law & History Society. This event will be webcast. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    1Ls: Networking in the Job Search 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 us for an interactive discussion on the fundamentals of establishing and building new professional relationships that will serve as the foundation of your career. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    Barbri Showing of 1L Review 5:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Barbri will be showing Part 1 of the 1L Civil Procedure Review Video from 5:30- 8:30. This is free to all 1Ls. (Part 1 will be on 10/10 and Part 2 will be on 10/11 from 5-8.) Pizza will be provided. For more information, please contact Andrew Barr at adb31@duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    W.E.B. Du Bois' Black Reconstruction in America: 75th Anniversary Symposium 6:30 PMSee description

    NOTE: This event takes place at multiple locations, please consult symposium schedule (link below) for more information

    This interdisciplinary symposium marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of W. E. B. Du Bois' /Black Reconstruction/. It aims to critically re-examine this seminal work and its enduring impact and legacy for how we understand slave emancipation and the meaning of freedom, citizenship, and democracy in U.S. history. We will hear from over 30 scholars--ranging from historians and political theorists to scholars of labor history and gender and diaspora studies--whose work has been shaped by Du Bois' powerful insights and who also find in the enduring legacy of Black Reconstruction much room for debate.

    A detailed schedule and other information, including complete list of cosponsors, are available at the symposium website: http://duboissymposium.trinity.duke.edu/

  • Nov 10
    Triangle Area Alumni CLE Session: U.S. v. Virginia 7:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Local alumni are invited to attend a one hour CLE - U.S. v. Virginia: a video presentation and legal discussion led by Duke Law Professor Tom Metzloff. This session is part of the Voices of American Law Video Project, an initiative of the Duke Law School to provide unique, high-quality educational materials to assist in studying the Supreme Court and its role in American society. Open with no fee to alumni and their guests. To register contact Susan McLean mclean@law.duke.edu or 919-613-7214.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

  • Nov 11
    RASP Executive Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    RASP Executive Board meeting to discuss the rest of semester and Spring events. For more information, please contact Gordon White at gbw@duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    Triangle Public Advocates 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Duke Law's chapters of the American Constitution Society and the American Civil Liberties Union invite you to a panel discussion with local advocates from across the Research Triangle. Our guests will discuss their own advocacy work, answer questions from students about public interest careers, and shed some light on public interest career paths that don't involve traditional law practice. The panel will include Grady McCallie, Policy Director for the North Carolina Conservation Network; Diane Standaert, Legislative Counsel for the Center for Responsible Lending; and Sarah Preston, Legislative Director for ACLU of North Carolina. Dean Kimberly Bart of Duke's Public Interest and Pro Bono Program will moderate the discussion. Lunch will be provided.
    For more information, please contact Shaun Barnes at shaun.barnes@duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    BLSA General Body Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    All are welcome to BLSA's third general body meeting of the year. A panel of 2Ls and 3Ls will provide advice related to the 1L job search and discuss their past summer jobs. For more information, please contact Merlyne Jean-Louis at merlyne.jean-louis@duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    Trial Skills: Evidence 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join Professor Donald Beskind and the Mock Trial Board for the second of three sessions on trial litigation skills. This session will focus on objections and will feature a Q & A with Professor Beskind. Mock Trial Board members will provide further information on the program and the process for trying out for the Board through the Twiggs-Beskind Cup Tournament. All students are encouraged to attend but particularly those students who may be interested in trying out for the Mock Trial Board. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Rebecca Kitchens at rebecca.kitchens@duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Robert McGuire will present "Those of Elite Ability or Unusual Experience." He argues that the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against any individual with a learning-related disability, regardless of aptitude, mandating the accessibility of professional school admission exams. 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). Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at andrei.mamolea@duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    Denver Duke Law CLE and Alumni Reception with Professor Thomas B. Metzloff and Dean David F. Levi 5:00 PMSee description

    Mike Gallagher L'77 and the law firm of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP cordially invite you to join fellow Duke Law alumni for a CLE discussion with Professor Thomas B. Metzloff. Professor Metzloff will present and discuss, "The Constitution, Gay Rights, and California's Proposition 8: The Legacy of Romer v. Evans." CLE: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Reception 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information, please visit: http://www.law.duke.edu/alumni/events/index.

  • Nov 11
    Barbri Showing of 1L Review 5:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Barbri will be showing Part 2 of the 1L Civil Procedure Review Video from 5:00-8:00PM. You must be enrolled with BarBri to attend Part 2. Pizza will be provided. For more information, please contact Andrew Barr at adb31@duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    Duke Law and Fuqua Happy Hour and Networking Mixer at BlackFinn Charlotte 6:00 PMSee description

    The Duke Law Club of Charlotte, in conjunction with the Fuqua Alumni Club of Charlotte, invite you to attend an alumni happy hour and networking mixer. Join fellow Duke Law and Fuqua alumni as we mix, mingle, reconnect with old friends, and form new relationships. For more information, contact Dawn Downing at downing@law.duke.edu or 919-613-8534.
    Registration: http://dukealumni.bm23.com/public/?q=preview_message&fn=Link&id=8yk3q1yp...

Friday, November 12, 2010

  • Nov 12
    Faculty Oral History Project 8:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Join us for an interview with Professor George Christie, discussing his long tenure at Duke Law School. This interview is part of the Law School's Oral History Project, a web-based video archive of interviews with members of the Duke Law community. The project aims to develop a historical account of Duke Law through the stories and memories of the people who have shaped it. Sponsored by the Communications and Media Services Offices and the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. See the Oral History Project at http://www.law.duke.edu/ohp/index.

  • Nov 12
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    Schweitzer Fellowship Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    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. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at Brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    Careers in International Criminal Law 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join us for a talk with Professor Noah Weisbord as he offers an engaging account of his experiences in international criminal law: first studying gacaca trials in Rwanda, then clerking for the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and now serving as a delegate to the Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression. Professor Weisbord will also give advice to students interested in pursuing a similar career path. Lunch from Palace International will be served. For more information, please contact Hannah Woolf at hannah.woolf@duke.edu.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

  • Nov 13
    ICCSN Presents the Road From Kampala: An Analysis of the First ICC Review Conference 8:30 AMLaw School 3041

    From May 31 - June 11, 2010 state parties to the International Criminal Court gathered to consider amendments to its foundational document, the Rome Statute, and to take stock of its implementation and impact. Among other achievements, this conference finalized a definition of the Crime of Aggression, the final crime over which the ICC has jurisdiction. Join the International Criminal Court Student Network (ICCSN) in analyzing the success of this conference with some of the top experts in international criminal law. To attend the event, please register with the ICCSN at RoadFromKampala.com. For more information please contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

Monday, November 15, 2010

  • Nov 15
    Ecuadorian oil lawsuit discussion 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Come join the Environmental Law Society, The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Working Group of the Environment in Latin America as they host attorney Steve Donziger, lead council for the Ecuadorian plaintiffs in the Aguinda v. Chevron case. Donziger will discuss his experiences in South America in this landmark case that seeks redress for one of the worst oil-related ecological disasters on the planet. He will also discuss the documentary film "Crude" (www.crudethemovie.com) and the ongoing challenges of the 17-year case. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Alan Lovett at alan.lovett@duke.edu.

  • Nov 15
    Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall and the Struggle to End Segregation-Rawn James Jr. '01, author and guest speaker 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Rawn James Jr. '01 discusses his important book, Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall and the Struggle to End Segregation. The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered a seminal point in the battle to end segregation, but it was in fact the culmination of a decades-long legal campaign. Root and Branch is the epic story of the two fiercely dedicated lawyers who led the fight from county courthouses to the marble halls of the Supreme Court, and, in the process, laid the legal foundations of the civil rights movement. Books will be available for sale in the third floor loggia of the Law School immediately after the lecture, followed by an author book signing. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 15
    Career Center Student Advisory Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    This is one of four regularly scheduled meetings of the 2010-11 Student Advisory Board. The Board consists of students from all years and provides advice and feedback to the Career Center and Faculty Committee on Career & Professional Development and is involved in important decisions impacting career planning and related topics of importance to the law school community. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 15
    James Pattison, "Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility To Protect: Who Should Intervene?" 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    James Pattison of the University of Manchester will speak on his recent book, "Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility To Protect: Who Should Intervene?" A book sale and signing will immediately follow in the third floor loggia. For more information, please contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 15
    Constitutional Challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 12:25 PMLaw School 3043

    Prof. Ilya Somin of the George Mason University School of Law will discuss challenges to the recently enacted health care legislation, including the amicus brief he wrote in Virginia v. Sebelius, a suit challenging the individual mandate in Virginia. Prof. Somin submitted the brief on behalf of the Washington Legal Foundation and many prominent constitutional scholars, in an effort to have the individual mandate declared unconstitutional and to dispel the myth of an expert consensus that the health care legislation is constitutional. A blogger on the popular Volokh Conspiracy, Professor Somin is an expert in Constitutional Law, Federalism, Property Rights in addition to many other areas. For more information, please contact Corey Sheahan at corey.sheahan@duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

  • Nov 16
    1L Exam Info and Software Installation Session 10:00 AMLaw School 4047

    1L JD students should come to one of our introductory sessions on exam procedure. We'll have donuts or cupcakes to liven things up. The registrar will share information about exams and using your laptop in exams, and we will assist you in installing 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 sessions (look for an invitation in your email). For more information, please contact Wayne Miller at miller@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 16
    Forces for Nature: A Conversation with John and Patricia Adams 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law School and the Nicholas School of the Environment will host John Adams L'62 H'05 and his wife, Patricia as they share the story of A Force for Nature, their memoir conveying the struggles and victories of building the National Resources Defense Council, a large political action organization. Professor James Salzman will facilitate this discussion. The NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. John Adams served as NRDC's executive director and later president from 1970 until 2006. Patricia Adams is a teacher, writer, and author of three books and numerous articles. She has partnered with John in their environmental life and the building of NRDC. Lunch will be provided. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Susan McLean at mclean@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 16
    1Ls: Finding & Funding Government & Public Interest Jobs 12:15 PMLaw 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 CPDC. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 16
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday to review funding requests. Please submit a funding request form AND a reimbursement form (http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/planact) to Kristyn Monaghan's mail folder by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to present their requested. Please direct questions to Kristyn.Monaghan@duke.edu

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

  • Nov 17
    Trial Skills: Opening and Closing Speeches 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Join Professor Charles Becton and the Mock Trial Board for the third of three sessions on trial litigation skills. This session will focus on writing and presenting opening and closing speeches and will feature a Q & A with Professor Becton. Mock Trial Board members will provide further information on the program and the process for trying out for the Board through the Twiggs-Beskind Cup Tournament. All students are encouraged to attend but particularly those students who may be interested in trying out for the Mock Trial Board. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Rebecca Kitchens at rebecca.kitchens@duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    How to Register for Wintersession for 1L Dual-Degree Students 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    This session will explain how 1L dual-degree students "bookbag" and register for classes for both the spring and winter session. For more information, please contact John Spencer, Registrar, at spencer@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    The Honor Code: Taking a Closer Look 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Dean Belk will lead you through a closer look at the Law School Honor Code by discussing past violations over the last decade, as well as their resolutions. Additionally, he will discuss issues related to bar certification, including how to disclose certain information on your bar application. If you are in any way unclear about the Law School's Honor Code, this is one presentation you cannot afford to miss. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Want to Work in North Carolina? Advice from Local Alumni 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Duke Chapter of the NCBA and CPDC 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 alumni attorneys from a variety of practice areas and backgrounds in North Carolina. 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! Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Catherine Lawson at catherine.rose.lawson@gmail.com

  • Nov 17
    Theft! A History of Music 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Jennifer Jenkins ('97) will discuss the history of musical borrowing and regulation from Plato to hip hop. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu and see http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/lectures/index.

  • Nov 17
    DBA Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4040

    Students interested in participating at the meeting may contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

  • Nov 18
    U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation: Hearing Session 9:30 AMLaw School 3041

    Federal district or circuit judges, who are appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States, comprise the
    seven member Panel. Under 28 U.S.C. § 1407, the Panel (1) determines whether civil actions pending in different federal districts involve one or more common questions of fact such that the actions should be transferred to one federal district for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings; and (2) selects the federal district and judge to conduct these centralized proceedings. Currently, the Panel is
    scheduled to hear argument in seven MDL dockets. For more information on the panel and the matters set for this hearing session, visit http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/. Feel free to contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Nov 18
    Blood Drive 11:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Save a life between classes by donating blood! Sign up for a time slot at www.duke.givesblood.org or stop by the Blue Lounge the day of the drive between 11am - 3:30pm. For more information, contact Rebecca Gedalius at rebecca.gedalius@duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    Please join the Christian Legal Society for its final lunchtime meeting of the semester. Justice Paul Newby from the North Carolina Supreme Court will be our speaker and will talk about his faith and his journey to the bench. For more information, contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Entry-level Faculty Appointments Candidate Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Not Yet Rain: Unsafe Abortion Practices in Ethiopia 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Human Rights Law Society, and Health Law Society for a special viewing of "Not Yet Rain," a short film by Lisa Russell in association with Ipas, a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. Kirsten Sherk, a representative of Ipas and the producer of the film will join for subsequent discussion. Lunch will be provided.
    For more information, please contact Julia Wood at julia.wood@duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Interview Skills for 1Ls 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    After you have crafted a pristine resume and persuasive cover letter, interviews for 1L summer opportunities may soon follow. So that you are prepared for the unique nuances of legal interviews whenever these invitations are extended, come here about (and watch) some key interview skills with the CPDC Team and your upperclass colleagues. Email the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Nov 18
    Seasonal Celebration 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The Office of Student Affairs and invites all students, faculty, and staff to come to Star Commons and enjoy some pie and hot apple cider in honor of the holidays. The Dean's Office will also take the opportunity to acknowledge the visiting faculty. For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    1L Exam Info and Software Installation Session 4:10 PMLaw School 4047

    1L JD students should come to one of our introductory sessions on exam procedure. We'll have donuts or cupcakes to liven things up. The registrar will share information about exams and using your laptop in exams, and we will assist you in installing 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 sessions (look for an invitation in your email).For more information, please contact Wayne Miller at miller@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    JPML Clerkship Panel: Being the best clerk you can be 4:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet with judges from the Judicial Panel for Multi-District Litigation. The panel will be discussing which characteristics they look for in their clerks, and what separates a good clerk from a great one. The judges will also talk about what students can do now to prepare them for the rigors of a judicial clerkship. Future clerks, and students interested in clerking are strongly urged to attend. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Careercenter@law.duke.edu as soon as possible. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact the Career Center at Careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    WLSA/Baker Botts Reception 6:00 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    This is a fantastic opportunity to network with established attorneys and get their insights about summer recruitment. For more information, contact Shiran Zohar at shiran.zohar@duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    Managing Stress and Anxiety as a Law Student 6:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Dr. Gary Glass, the Assistant Director for Outreach and Developmental Programming at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), will discuss strategies for managing stress and anxiety during the demanding years of law school. For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 18
    D.C. Duke Law School Gathering 6:00 PMSee description

    The Duke Law Club of D.C. invites students and alumni to a gathering on Thursday, November 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gordon Biersch Brewery (900 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004). This reception will be a great opportunity to catch up with friends, meet other members of the D.C. Duke Law community, and welcome recent graduates to the area. Light appetizers and limited drink tickets provided. Please register by Wednesday, November 17 so that we may plan for your participation at http://bit.ly/9T43ui.

Friday, November 19, 2010

  • Nov 19
    SEALS/ALSA Movie Night 6:00 PMLaw School 4055

    Come join SEALS (Society for East Asian Legal Studies) and ALSA (Asian Law Students Association) for Movie Night this Friday, November 19, from 6:00-9:30 PM. Dinner will be served, and the Japanese film "I Just Didn't Do It" will be shown in Japanese (with English subtitles) and discussed. For more information, contact Ali Koenig at atkoenig@gmail.com.

  • Nov 19
    Duke-UNC Asian Students Mixer 9:00 PMSee description

    Fellow Dukies, mark your calendars. On November 19, Duke Law's Asian Law Students Association (ALSA) will have a mixer with various Duke and UNC clubs that should be a great time. This mixer will be co-hosted together with Duke Law's South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA), Fuqua's Asian Club, UNC's ALSA, UNC SALSA, and UNC MBAs.
    Here's the details: Bailey's Pub and Grille, 1722 N Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (In Rams Plaza across the Food Lion parking lot.

Monday, November 22, 2010

  • Nov 22
    The Use of Comparative and International Law in Constitutional Analysis 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Judge Deanell Tacha will be speaking about the proper role of using International and Comparative Law in domestic Constitutional analysis. For more information, please contact Samuel Tasher at slt16@duke.edu.

  • Nov 22
    Duke in Kansas City 4:30 PMSee description

    Join Duke Law Professors Tom Metzloff and Rich Schmalbeck for a gathering of alumni and friends. The professors are in Kansas City to cheer on the Blue Devils in the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic men's college basketball tournament. In the Championship Rounds' first semifinal game on Monday, Duke will meet Marquette at 7:30 PM EST, followed by Kansas State vs. Gonzaga. So whether you are planning to attend the game or watch it on TV, this reception will be a great opportunity to catch up with friends, meet members of the Kansas City Duke Law community, and will serve as a welcome to other Dukies in town for the tournament. Location: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900,Kansas City, MO 64106. Directions and Parking information: http://www.stinson.com/Meet_Us/Offices/Locations/Kansas_City.aspx. On-site parking available at the Town Pavilion garage for $10.00.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

  • Nov 29
    PILF Gear Sale - Holiday Edition 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stock up on Duke Law gear just in time for the holidays and support PILF! Duke law t-shirts, hoodies, hats, bumper stickers and much more will be for sale. For more information, please contact Jenny Bonilla at jenny.b.moreno@gmail.com.

  • Nov 29
    Supreme Court Moot: Janus v. First Derivative Traders 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    David C. Frederick, Counsel of Record for the Respondent, moots this upcoming case, which is scheduled to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on December 7, 2010. At issue is (1) whether a mutual fund's investment advisor can be held primarily liable under Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 for having "made" false or misleading statements or omissions in the mutual fund's prospectus, and (2) whether the reliance element of a private 10(b) action - i.e., whether investors relied on statements by the investment advisor - can be satisfied when the prospectus does not expressly attribute the statements to the advisor.
    Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. This is a closed event. Attendance is limited to Duke Law faculty, students, and staff only. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

  • Nov 30
    PILF Gear Sale - Holiday Edition 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stock up on Duke Law gear just in time for the holidays and support PILF! Duke law t-shirts, hoodies, hats, bumper stickers and much more will be for sale. For more information, please contact Jenny Bonilla at jenny.b.moreno@gmail.com.

  • Nov 30
    Class Gift Committee First Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    3Ls: volunteer as a Class Gift Ambassador! Each year, the graduating class gives a Class Gift to Duke Law. The Class Gift is a statement to the school of our commitment to the institution, and the gift is presented to Dean Levi during graduation weekend. Encouraging classmates to give to the Class Gift also lays the foundation for our class to become active and committed alumni. The website gives more information on the campaign, http://www.law.duke.edu/alumni/giving/classgift. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact James Van Strander (james.vanstrander@duke.edu).

  • Nov 30
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Nov 30
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday to review funding requests. Please submit a funding request form AND a reimbursement form (http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/planact) to Kristyn Monaghan's mail folder by 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to present their requested. Please direct questions to Kristyn.Monaghan@duke.edu

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

  • Dec 1
    PILF Gear Sale - Holiday Edition 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stock up on Duke Law gear just in time for the holidays and support PILF! Duke law t-shirts, hoodies, hats, bumper stickers and much more will be for sale. For more information, please contact Jenny Bonilla at jenny.b.moreno@gmail.com.

  • Dec 1
    Entry-level Faculty Appointments Candidate Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 1
    Supreme Court Advocacy in Statutory Interpretation Cases 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Sri Srinivasan, is a partner in the Washington, DC, office of O'Melveny and Myers LLP, and his focus is on appellate and complex litigation. He has argued 17 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including five cases in the past two Terms. Recent notable cases include Hertz Corp. v. Friend, Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder, and Skilling v. U.S. Mr. Srinivasan will discuss Supreme Court advocacy in statutory interpretation cases through the lens of personal lessons and ideas he has gained from cases he argued last Term. He will offer advice about constructing an argument, what to focus on and aim for, some dos and don'ts, and share his thoughts about Supreme Court arguments more generally. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

  • Dec 2
    Last Day of Fall Term Classes All DaySee description

    Last Day of Classes for Fall Term

  • Dec 2
    Middle School Mock Trial 3:30 PMLaw School 4049

    District Court Judge Pat DeVine will preside over a mock trial by Citizen School students from Lowes Grove Middle School. Duke Law students have spent the past 10 weeks teaching these participants legal terminology and courtroom procedures. The participants were then coached in a mock trial. Sponsored by the Office and Board of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 2
    "Art It Out" First Thursday! 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Art it out and let off some steam from studying! Come enjoy Dunkin' Donuts Coffee and Donuts from DBA and celebratory cake from OSA while exercising your creative expression in Start Commons this Thursday from 4-6 pm! Take your stress out with paper and paint! Get your creative juices flowing and take a quick sanity break! We will also be making Holiday ornaments to make the building more festive during finals.
    After you become an artist yourself, go see Duke Law Drama Society's production of 'ART' on Friday Dec. 3 and Sat. Dec. 4 at 8 pm. The show is in Burdman lounge. For more information, please contact Niru Hegde at nirupama.hegde@duke.edu.

  • Dec 2
    New York - Duke Law Club of New York Holiday Party 6:30 PMSee description

    The Duke Law Club of New York invites you to attend a holiday party at Southern Hospitality located at 1460 Second Avenue (between 76th & 77th Streets), New York, New York 10075. Come join us as we kick-off the 2010 holiday season. This event is a great opportunity to mix, mingle, and network with fellow Duke Law alumni. Open bar with light appetizers from 6:30-7:30 p.m. courtesy of Southern Hospitality.
    Registration: RSVP http://bit.ly/h5XiHN
    For more information, please contact Jill Greenwald at jill.c.greenwald@abc.com.

  • Dec 2
    The Global Credit Crunch: What's Next for Private Equity and Sovereign Funds? 6:30 PMLaw School 3041

    A panel of distinguished guests will discuss the state of the global economy. Panelists include John A. Canning Jr. '69, Chairman of Madison Dearborn Partners; Gao Xiqing '86, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Investment Officer of the China Investment Corporation; Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Blackstone Group, David Rubenstein T'70, Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group; and James D. Cox, Brainerd Currie Professor of Law at Duke University. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 2
    Private Dinner following "The Global Credit Crunch" Panel 8:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Members of the Barrister and Lanty L. Smith Donor Societies are invited to attend a private dinner with panelists from "The Global Credit Crunch: What's Next for Private Equity and Sovereign Funds?" panel discussion.

    For information on the "The Global Credit Crunch" panel discussion, please see the calendar for details. http://bit.ly/e20zdl Or, you can link to the Law School web page at http://www.law.duke.edu. Contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu with questions.

Friday, December 3, 2010

  • Dec 3
    Faculty Oral History Project 8:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Join us for an interview with Professor Paul Carrington, discussing his tenure as a faculty member and as dean at Duke Law School. This interview is part of the Law School's Oral History Project, a web-based video archive of interviews with members of the Duke Law community. The project aims to develop a historical account of Duke Law through the stories and memories of the people who have shaped it. Sponsored by the Communications and Media Services Offices and the J. Michael Goodson Law Library.

    See the Oral History Project at http://www.law.duke.edu/ohp/index

  • Dec 3
    Lateral-level Faculty Appointments Candidate Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Dec 3
    Duke Law Drama presents: 'ART' 8:00 PMLaw School 3000

    This Friday and Saturday at 8pm in Burdman Lounge (Law School Room 3000), Duke Law Drama presents 'ART.' The show is free, and at only an hour and fifteen minutes in length, it's the perfect study break! A play by Yasmina Reza, 'ART' is directed by 2L Justin Becker and stars 3Ls Nick Collevecchio, Andy Roth, and James Van Strander. This is Duke Law Drama's first performance of the year and the only one of the fall
    semester. For more information, please contact Andy Roth at amr48@duke.edu.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

  • Dec 4
    Duke Law Drama presents: 'ART' 8:00 PMLaw School 3000

    This Friday and Saturday at 8pm in Burdman Lounge (Law School Room 3000), Duke Law Drama presents 'ART.' The show is free, and at only an hour and fifteen minutes in length, it's the perfect study break! A play by Yasmina Reza, 'ART' is directed by 2L Justin Becker and stars 3Ls Nick Collevecchio, Andy Roth, and James Van Strander. This is Duke Law Drama's first performance of the year and the only one of the fall
    semester. For more information, please contact Andy Roth at amr48@duke.edu.

  • Dec 4
    Bojangles Study Break 11:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Putting a Southern twist on the midnight pancake breakfast, OSA will have a variety of Bojangles biscuits and sweet tea, as well as coffee from Dunkin Donuts, in Star Commons from 11 p.m. to Midnight. Come on out of the library or the journal to have a late-night snack! For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

Monday, December 6, 2010

  • Dec 6
    Prop 8 Oral Arguments - TV Broadcast Viewing 1:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    OUTLaw is hosting a viewing of oral arguments in the 9th Circuit for the Prop 8 case (Perry v. Schwarzenegger). This time, we won't need to keep an eye on twitter updates to hear the arguments as C-SPAN is televising the proceedings! We'll be commandeering a TV in Star Commons to watch it all, and would love for you to join! Appellee Brief can be found by searching Westlaw/Lexis for 2010 WL 4310749. Please contact Haley Warden at hfw5@duke.edu with any questions.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

  • Dec 8
    Exam Break: Free Massages 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

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

  • Dec 8
    Entry-level Faculty Appointments Candidate Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 8
    Craven-Everett Inn of Court Meeting 6:00 PMLaw School 3000

    On September 8, 2010, the Braxton Craven American Inn of Court voted unanimously to change the name of our inn to The Craven-Everett American Inn of Court, in honor of founder, charter member, professor, friend, and encourager-in-chief, the late Honorable Robinson O. Everett. In celebration, The Craven-Everett American Inn of Court invites all members and special guests to its Wednesday 8 December 2010 meeting at Duke Law School, Durham, NC. The meeting's program will feature a presentation on the history of (1) the Inns of Court in England, (2) the American Inns of Court, (3) The Craven-Everett American Inn of Court, and (4) the namesakes of the Craven-Everett Inn, the Hons. James Braxton Craven and Robinson O. Everett. The Inn encourages all members to join for cocktails at 6 PM, followed by dinner at 6:30 PM and the program at 7:30 PM. Both the Craven and Everett families will attend our December meeting. For more information, please contact Susan McLean at mclean@law.duke.edu.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

  • Dec 14
    Exam Break: Free Massages 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

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

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010