Events Archive 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

  • Jan 5
    Wintersession 8:00 AMSee description

    During the three-day inaugural Wintersession, students will have the opportunity to take short courses and hear presentations from alumni and practitioners from around the country. Courses and presentations will be focused on professional skills and career development. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the many programs available during Wintersession. Questions should be directed to Steve Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 5
    Hidden Public Sector Gems & How to Shine 12:15 PMLaw School 4044

    As the private sector continues to be in a state of transition, the public sector holds a wealth of amazing opportunities for students with all types of interests and future plans. We will explore not only how to pursue these opportunities, but how to succeed once on the job. Meet recent graduates who have taken this route and continue to sparkle. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 5
    Public Speaking - Effective Presentations 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Trial attorney and professor Charles Becton will share with students some important ideas and exercises for developing their presentation skills. Professor Becton will focus his presentation on non-vocal aspects of presentation (presence, posture, gestures, etc.) and on presentational aids like PowerPoint. For more information, please contact Steve Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 5
    The Little Things Mean a Lot: Avoiding Pitfalls in the First Years of Practice 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Appellate litigator Candace Carroll will discuss some of the common ways that young lawyers fall short of expectations or fail to make a good impression early in their careers. She will offer advice on how young lawyers can make the most of every opportunity and put themselves in a strong position to advance in the firm or organization where they work. For more information, please contact Steve Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 5
    Accent Reduction 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    Accent coach Marv Axelrod will work with international students on how to improve their accents in the English language. Following this one-hour program open to anyone, Mr. Axelrod will work with pre-registered students in four small-group lessons over the following two weeks. Space is limited in the lessons - if you are interested, please contact Steve Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 5
    Marketing for Lawyers: The Basics of Marketing 2:00 PMLaw School 4055

    Professor of Marketing at the Fuqua School of Business, Mary Frances Luce, will present and apply some key concepts of marketing, including the impact of tailored messaging and market segmentation, setting up the reality that these same principles apply to job seekers (and new associates) in a competitive economy.
    Pre-registration required. Contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 5
    Duke Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer - Birmingham, AL 6:00 PMSee description

    Duke Law School in conjunction with the Duke Alumni Association of Alabama hosts a Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer. Come mix and mingle with fellow Duke alumni as the Duke Blue Devils take on the UAB Blazers. Food and drink specials will be available.
    Game time: 7:00 p.m.
    Registration: http://bit.ly/f5Tl7W

  • Jan 5
    San Francisco Reception for Alumni and Friends of Duke Law 6:00 PMSee description

    Please join us for a Reception for Alumni and Friends in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. Professors Katharine T. Bartlett and Sara Sun Beale will be in attendance as we catch up with friends, meet members of the greater Duke Law community, and hear a report on current events at the Law School. This reception will also be an opportunity to honor local alumnus, Adrian Dollard '95, the 2010 recipient of Duke Law School's Young Alumni Award. The event will be held at the E&O Trading Company, 314 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108.
    Registration: Please respond no later than Friday, December 31. http://bit.ly/eZcZAL

Thursday, January 6, 2011

  • Jan 6
    Wintersession 8:00 AMSee description

    During the three-day inaugural Wintersession, students will have the opportunity to take short courses and hear presentations from alumni and practitioners from around the country. Courses and presentations will be focused on professional skills and career development. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the many programs available during Wintersession. Questions should be directed to Steve Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 6
    Advanced Interview Workshop: Honing Your Message 12:00 PMLaw School 3000

    After a very brief presentation by the Career Center of five "key" tips essential to any successful interview, students will begin rotating through several interview stations, at each of which attorney volunteers from both the public and private sector will ask their assigned question, and offer each student immediate feedback on their respective answers. After each student has rotated through the various stations, the attorney volunteers will, as a panel, debrief with the students, sharing any particular observations and/or patterns in the students' collective responses and overall presentation. A facilitated discussion of strategies and suggestions for further improvement will round out the afternoon. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 6
    Public Speaking: Effective Speech 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Speech and voice specialist Christine Parton-Burkett will work with students to develop their voices and strengthen their speech patterns. A presentation on public speaking and the proper and effective use of the voice will be followed by individual and small group practice opportunities. For more information, please contact Steve Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 6
    Golf for Professional Success 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Ed Ibarguen, PGA Professional at the Duke University Golf Club, for the kick-off of the new "Chris and Valerie Mason Golf for Professional Success Initiative." Mr. Ibarguen will present for an hour on the basics of the game of golf and how golf can be a highly significant business tool for lawyers. Attendees who are not experienced golfers and would like to learn the game will have the opportunity to sign up to be members of the inaugural class in the Mason Golf Initiative - five men and five women will be randomly selected from the sign-ups to receive 5 free group lessons (sponsored by Chris and Valerie Mason) with Mr. Ibarguen at the Duke University Golf Club facilities. These lessons will provide the students with the ability to effectively use golf as a business tool. For more information, please contact Steve Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 6
    Marketing for Lawyers: 'You Can Market an iPad' 2:00 PMLaw School 4045

    Teams of students will apply the principles of marketing learned in Wednesday's session to present a product sales pitch for the Apple iPad to a specific target audience. With an iPad in hand and a budget to locate and test the "best" applications for their specific segment of the market, students will identify and persuasively communicate via a planned presentation the virtues of the iPad to their target audience. Pre-registration required. Contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Friday, January 7, 2011

  • Jan 7
    Wintersession 8:00 AMSee description

    During the three-day inaugural Wintersession, students will have the opportunity to take short courses and hear presentations from alumni and practitioners from around the country. Courses and presentations will be focused on professional skills and career development. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the many programs available during Wintersession. Questions should be directed to Steve Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 7
    How to Get a Job and Keep It 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Peter Kahn, partner at Williams & Connolly in Washington DC, will share his reflections on years of hiring and mentoring experience. He will discuss with students the best ways to impress in an interview to land a job, and the best ways to impress as an associate to keep that job. For more information, please contact Steve Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 7
    Leadership in the Law 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Rich Baer will share his thoughts on leadership in the law based on his experiences as general counsel for Qwest, a major telecommunications company. Students interested in corporate counsel positions will have the opportunity to ask questions of one of the best in the business. For more information, please contact Steve Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 7
    Dean's Course: Maintaining the Work/Life Balance 2:00 PMLaw School 3041

    [1Ls only] Four alumni practitioners in different areas of the law will share their experiences with building a successful career while maintaining a life outside of their jobs, including family, friends, hobbies, and service. Following a moderated panel discussion, students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists. Overflow room 3037. For more information, please contact Steve Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 7
    Marketing for Lawyers: 'You Must Market Yourself - Honing Your Elevator Pitch' 2:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Now comfortable with the concepts of marketing, students will spend time re-examining their core elevator pitch to networking contacts and prospective employers using a matrix prepared by the Career Center team. Students will then present their core pitch to their assigned small group in a timed environment and receive immediate feedback from their peers. Thereafter, students will be given three specific job descriptions prepared by diverse employers and be tasked with the challenge of adjusting the elements/presentation of their core elevator pitch to effectively highlight their most applicable strengths. A group discussion regarding difficulties experienced and strategies for further refinement will conclude the series. Pre-registration required. Contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 7
    DBA First Friday (Sponsored by Business Law Society) 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come join your Duke Law classmates for the first First Friday of 2011! Plenty of wine and beer and catering from Chai's Asian Bistro will be on hand to help ease everyone into Spring semester. Brought to you by the Duke Business Law Society. For information, please contact Jennifer Lan at Jennifer.Lan@duke.edu.

Monday, January 10, 2011

  • Jan 10
    First Day of Spring Term Classes All DaySee description

    First Day of Spring Term Classes

  • Jan 10
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

  • Jan 11
    State Constitutional Law: Why Study It and Why Practice It? 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Sutton was a partner with the law firm of Jones Day Reavis & Pogue in Columbus, Ohio, and served as State Solicitor of the State of Ohio. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (Ret.), the Honorable Antonin Scalia and the Honorable Thomas J. Meskill.
    For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 11
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review student funding requests. The meeting will start promptly at 12:30 p.m. Please submit a funding request form AND a funding reimbursement form to Kristyn Monaghan's mailfolder by 10 AM on Tuesday. Those requesting funds are strongly encouraged to attend. Please direct any questions to Kristyn.Monaghan@duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

  • Jan 12
    Identifying Prospective Employers: Where to Look and Whom to Write 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Did you know that the majority of 1Ls obtain their summer positions through avenues other than The NALP Directory and formally posted opportunities on Symplicity? This session will introduce you to the best resources for identifying legal employers, especially those outside of the AmLaw100, and will help you maximize your opportunities by effectively applying to those employers. Lunch will be provided.
    For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 12
    DBA Executive Board Weekly Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    DBA's weekly executive board meeting. Open to all who would like to attend. If you would like to be included in the agenda, please contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com no later than Tuesday at 5 pm.

  • Jan 12
    1Ls: Reception Just For You! 6:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Brooks Pierce Reception for 1L students at Dos Perros in Durham, and will be held from 6-8 pm. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Bilcheck at ebilcheck@brookspierce.com.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

  • Jan 13
    L&CP Executive Board Selection Process Information Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    During this meeting for L&CP 2L Staff Editors, the current editorial board will explain the board selection process and discuss the positions available. For more information, please contact Gerald Chen at gerald.chen@duke.edu.

  • Jan 13
    Stanback Fellowship Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come learn about the Stanback Internships available for Summer 2011. These are paid internships 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. Contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 13
    1Ls: An Information Session about the Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship 4:00 PMLaw School 4045

    Attorney Kristi Walters with Parker Poe Adams in Charlotte will be on campus for coffee and an information session concerning the Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship. The CLDC is currently accepting applications, and will provide an overview of their program. Coffee and cookies will be provided. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Friday, January 14, 2011

  • Jan 14
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Jan 14
    Mock Interviews for LLM students 10:00 PMSee description

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

Monday, January 17, 2011

  • Jan 17
    VITA Tax Preparation Training and Exam Review 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    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. Since this is a holiday, students will need to access the law school building with their id cards. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

  • Jan 18
    Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The Duke Law ACLU welcomes co-authors Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel to the law school to discuss their recently published biography of Supreme Court Justice William Brennan. For more information, contact Zachary
    Linowitz at zachary.linowitz@duke.edu.

  • Jan 18
    Health Reform 101 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Who, What, When, Where, Why and What's Next of the health care reform legislation. Featuring Kevin Schulman, MD, MBA Professor of Medicine & Business Administration; Frank Sloan, PhD, Professor of Health Policy & Management and Professor of Economics; and a Constitutional Law Scholar. Burritos will be provided.
    For more information, please contact Shaunda Helm at slh43@duke.edu.

  • Jan 18
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

  • Jan 19
    1Ls: Mock Interviews 8:00 AMSee description

    To be held in the Career Center, Room 2015. 1Ls will participate in mock interviews with alumni and other members of the Law School community. To be held in the Library study rooms. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 19
    How to Conduct Informational Interviews & Network in the Job Search 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    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. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 19
    L&CP Executive Board Selection Process Information Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    During this meeting for L&CP 2L Staff Editors, the current editorial board will explain the board selection process and discuss the positions available. For more information, please contact Gerald Chen at gerald.chen@duke.edu.

  • Jan 19
    DBA Executive Board Weekly Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    DBA's weekly executive board meeting. Open to all who would like to attend. If you would like to be included in the agenda, please contact Lauren Ross at lauren.a.ross@duke.edu no later than Tuesday at 5 pm.

  • Jan 19
    War, Commerce, and International Law - featuring James Gathii, Albany Law School, author and guest speaker 4:30 PMLaw School 3041

    RESCHEDULED to 4:30pm
    Recent wars and conflicts, the 'blood diamond' wars in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as asset freezing and blocking in the so called war against terrorism have more than ever before raised questions about the status of private property and contract rights after the outbreak of war. Join Professor James Gathii, Governor George E. Pataki Professor of International Commercial Law at Albany Law School, as he explores these issues and more in his important book, War, Commerce, and International Law. A book sale and author signing will follow immediately after the lecture in the third floor loggia. This event will be webcast. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=5177&u=26

  • Jan 19
    Duke Law Club of New York and Fuqua Alumni Club of New York host their kick-off Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer 7:00 PMSee description

    You are invited to attend a Duke Law Club of New York and Fuqua Alumni Club of New York Mixer. Come watch the Duke v. N.C. State basketball game, network with Duke Law and Fuqua alumni and enjoy a free happy hour from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. courtesy of Southern Hospitality Restaurant, 1460 Second Avenue (between 76th & 77th Streets), New York, NY 10075.

    Registration: http://bit.ly/g5dMdM.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

  • Jan 20
    1Ls: Mock Interviews 8:00 AMSee description

    To be held in the Career Center, Room 2015. 1Ls will participate in mock interviews with alumni and other members of the Law School community. To be held in the Library study rooms. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 20
    JLSA General Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    General meeting to discuss programming for spring semester and plans for the next academic year. All those interested on participating in the board are highly encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Shiran Zohar at shiran.zohar@duke.edu.

  • Jan 20
    PILF Auction Volunteer Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    This is a mandatory meeting for all students planning to volunteer at this year's PILF Auction, which is the main way students earn their volunteer hours for PILF summer fellowships. The Auction is on Saturday, February 19, and there will be many volunteer opportunities that weekend as well as during the weeks leading up to it. Basic auction logistics and the various auction volunteer positions will be explained. All interested students should attend! For more information, please contact Julie Bellware at julie.bellware@duke.edu.

  • Jan 20
    "Conceptualizing Justice" Symposium 3:30 PMPerkins Library Breedlove Room

    Speakers: Profs. David Brady (Sociology), George Christie (Law), Michael Gillespie (Political Science), and Stanley Hauerwas (Divinity)

    What is justice? Who determines what justice is and who has access to it? Can concepts of justice cross disciplinary lines? We are launching the Duke Graduate Student Working Group on Conceptualizing Justice with a series of speakers during the Spring 2011 semester, beginning with a panel that brings together scholars from a number of disciplines at Duke in order to answer broad questions about the nature and evolution of the concept of justice. Our aim is to stimulate discussion on the ways in which various disciplines and scholars encounter or engage with concepts of justice, whether explicitly or implicitly, in their work. This event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday, January 21, 2011

  • Jan 21
    1Ls: Mock Interviews 8:00 AMSee description

    To be held in the Career Center, Room 2015. 1Ls will participate in mock interviews with alumni and other members of the Law School community. To be held in the Library study rooms. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 21
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Jan 21
    Philadelphia Duke Law Alumni Reception With Dean David F. Levi 6:00 PMSee description

    Greater Philadelphia Area cocktail reception featuring Dean David F. Levi and an update on what's happening at Duke Law. Hosted by Duke Law Class of 1987 alumni Blaine Stanley and Sara Jones Biden at the Biden Residence in Merion, Pa.
    RSVP at http://bit.ly/eVFeVP.
    For more information, please contact Dawn Downing at downing@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

  • Jan 22
    VITA Tax Preparation Training and Exam Review 11:00 AMLaw School 4047

    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. Students will need to access the law school building with their id cards. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 22
    Center on Law, Race and Politics Workshop 11:30 AMLaw School 4172

    The Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics will host a workshop with guest H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr., the Armstead L. Robinson Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. He will be presenting, "Making the World in Atlanta's Image: SNCC,
    Morris Abram, and the Development of the UN Race Convention." This is a closed event. For more information, contact Lisa Musty at musty@duke.law.edu.

Monday, January 24, 2011

  • Jan 24
    1Ls: Mock Interviews 8:00 AMSee description

    To be held in the Career Center, Room 2015. 1Ls will participate in mock interviews with alumni and other members of the Law School community. To be held in the Library study rooms. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 24
    Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum Symposium - The EPA at 40 8:30 AMSee description

    Sarah Duke Gardens
    The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum presents its 2010-2011 symposium: "The EPA at 40." This multi-panel discussion on EPA's past and future is co-sponsored by the Nicholas School, Nicholas Institute, and Duke Law School. This event, which celebrates EPA's 40th birthday, brings experts together to discuss EPA's past successes and failures, and provide insight into where EPA is moving in the future . We are pleased to have former EPA Administrator, William K. Reilly, as a keynote speaker. For more information, contact Leah Shen (leah.shen@duke.edu) or Holly Sanders (holly.sanders@duke.edu).Agenda: http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/delpf/symposium

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

  • Jan 24
    CPDC Student Advisory Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu

  • Jan 24
    Auditions for Duke Law's Annual Variety Show 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Every year, the Duke Law Drama Society produces a spring variety show called Tricky Dick. If you like acting or singing, we want you! No special training or talent required. Auditions will be held at lunchtime on Jan. 24 and 25. Email hannah.woolf@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Jan 24
    Understanding American Business Culture for International Lawyers 3:00 PMLaw School 4055

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

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

  • Jan 25
    1Ls: Mock Interviews 8:00 AMSee description

    To be held in the Career Center, Room 2015. 1Ls will participate in mock interviews with alumni and other members of the Law School community. To be held in the Library study rooms. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 25
    Roundtable on Federal Government Engagement in Standards 9:30 AMSee description

    Herbert C. Hoover Building Auditorium, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

    Duke Law Professor Arti Rai joins a panel of experts to discuss the role of the federal government in developing consensus standards for new technology sectors such as electronic health records, cyber security, and cloud computing. Agenda: http://www.nist.gov/el/standards_roundtable.cfm

    http://www.nist.gov/el/standards_roundtable.cfm

  • Jan 25
    How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace - featuring Dr. Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University, author and guest speaker 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Is the world destined to suffer endless cycles of conflict and war? Can rival nations become partners and establish a lasting and stable peace? How Enemies Become Friends provides a bold and innovative account of how nations escape geopolitical competition and replace hostility with friendship. Join Dr. Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University and Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, for a discussion on his recent book, How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace. A book sale and author signing will follow immediately after the lecture in the third floor loggia. Lunch provided; first come, first served. Co-sponsored with the Program in American Grand Strategy and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=5178&u=26

  • Jan 25
    Finding and 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 Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 25
    Auditions for Duke Law's Annual Variety Show 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Every year, the Duke Law Drama Society produces a spring variety show called Tricky Dick. If you like acting or singing, we want you! No special training or talent required. Auditions will be held at lunchtime on Jan. 24 and 25. Email hannah.woolf@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Jan 25
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

  • Jan 25
    VITA Tax Preparation Training and Exam Review 4:30 PMLaw School 4047

    PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE. 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. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

  • Jan 26
    1Ls: Mock Interviews 8:00 AMSee description

    To be held in the Career Center, Room 2015. 1Ls will participate in mock interviews with alumni and other members of the Law School community. To be held in the Library study rooms. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 26
    Coming to America: the Story of Seven Burmese and sub-Saharan African Refugees' Journey 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join us for lunch to welcome a panel of locally resettled refugees to Duke Law. Five refugees from Burma and two refugees from sub-Saharan Africa will share their stories of coming to the United States. The panel will be moderated by Church World Service Sponsorship Developer Joanna Schiestl and human rights attorney Amy Greensfelder, who will give a holistic view of the refugee and asylum seeking legal and resettlement processes. Ms. Greensfelder and Ms. Scheistl will also be available after the event to discuss internship and volunteering opportunities. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Catherine Kimel at catherine.kimel@duke.edu.

  • Jan 26
    DBA Executive Board Weekly Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    DBA's weekly executive board meeting. Open to all who would like to attend. If you would like to be included in the agenda, please contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com no later than Tuesday at 5 pm.

  • Jan 26
    VITA Exam Review 4:30 PMLaw School 3000

    This session is for those students who have chosen to do self-study. Please complete scenarios 1 - 5 and scenario 8 of the basic exam before attending the session. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

  • Jan 27
    1Ls: Mock Interviews 8:00 AMSee description

    To be held in the Career Center, Room 2015. 1Ls will participate in mock interviews with alumni and other members of the Law School community. To be held in the Library study rooms. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    Dialogue with the Dean: New York 8:30 AMSee description

    Dean David Levi will lead a breakfast discussion on the future of legal education and law practice with leading global and national law firms in New York. Hiring partners, senior recruiting directors and Duke Law alumni will join in this candid dialogue regarding the changing relationship between law schools and law firms. This event is hosted by Morgan Stanley Vice Chair Gary Lynch '75 and generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley. Location: Morgan Stanley Headquarters, 1585 Broadway @ 47th Street, New York, NY
    For more information, please contact Gail Cutter, Director of Employer Relations and Student Recruiting in the Career and Professional Development Center at cutter@law.duke.edu or (919) 613-7211.

  • Jan 27
    Law and Social Science Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The first session of the Law and Social Science Workshop for the Spring 2011 semester will be held on Thursday, January 27, at 12:15 pm in Room 4055 of the Law School. James D. Cox, Brainerd Currie Professor of Law will present his paper, "Tweaking Governance for Small Companies after Dodd-Frank." Lunch will be provided for everyone who RSVPs to Lisa Musty at musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    IRAP Kick-Off Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) for our first kick-off meeting! We'll discuss this new pro bono group, our plans for the coming semester, and a mandatory training session for volunteers during the second week of February. For more information, contact Gordon White at gbw@duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    Private Equity Deals: Stories from the Front Lines with Debevoise & Plimpton 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Debevoise & Plimpton Partner Jordan Murray and Associate Dan Sinrod will introduce a typical private equity deal and discuss the financing steps. At 1:30PM in Burdman lounge, the speakers will be on hand to answer students' questions about private equity deals, careers in business law, and more. If you plan to attend either the speech or Q&A session, please RSVP by email to Arie Eernisse at arie.eernisse@duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    Southern Justice Spring Break Trip Commitment Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Students interested in participating must make a final commitment at this time. Additionally, information on travel, lodging, travel reimbursement,etc. will be discussed. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 27
    Reception in honor of the International Student Interview Program 5:30 PMSee description

    Annual reception in honor of the International Student Interview Program generously sponsored by Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz located at 51 West 52nd Street, NYC, NY 10019. Registration has now closed. For more information and late registrants, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu or 919-613-7144.

  • Jan 27
    Becoming a Negotiating Diva! 6:30 PMFuqua School of Business

    Author of 'Dare to Ask! The Woman's Guidebook to Successful Negotiating' and Director of Equal Justice Works, Cait Clarke, will be presenting an interactive panel on how to become a successful negotiator. Topics will include negotiating a salary, how to assert credit for assignments when others take credit for joint-work, and tackling how to say no to new work assignments. This event will take place at Fuqua in the Kirby Reading Room.

  • Jan 27
    Second Annual Duke Law School International Alumni and Student Dinner 8:00 PMSee description

    The second annual Duke Law School International Alumni and Student Dinner will held at The Netherland Club of New York located at 3 West 51st Street, NYC, NY 10019
    featuring remarks from Gary G. Lynch (JD '75), Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley.
    Cost: Individual ticket: $125 per person and Current Duke Law student: $60 per person
    Registration has now closed. For more information and late registrants, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu or 919-613-7144.

Friday, January 28, 2011

  • Jan 28
    Women in the Law Conference-Dancing on the Glass Ceiling All DayLaw School 3037

    Please join us for the 1st Annual Duke University School of Law: Women in the Law Conference!

    Keynote address at 11am by Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Durham, '71.

    The conference is a day-long event discussing the progress made towards gender equality in the legal profession and providing tools, solutions and advice to current law students on how to remedy the difficulties that remain. Through out the day, panels of current practitioners will explore how gender impacts communication skills, what innovators are doing now to create alternative careers, and developing awareness of what it takes to be happy in our professional and personal lives. Lunch will be provided by the Career Center at 12:30pm and a Diversity Cocktail Reception will follow at 3pm.
    For more information, contact Bethany Lilly at bethany.lilly@duke.edu.

    https://sites.google.com/site/dukelawwlsaconference/

  • Jan 28
    1Ls: Mock Interviews 8:00 AMSee description

    To be held in the Career Center, Room 2015. 1Ls will participate in mock interviews with alumni and other members of the Law School community. To be held in the Library study rooms. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 28
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Jan 28
    Dancing on the Glass Ceiling - Diversity Networking Reception 3:00 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join WLSA for a diversity cocktail reception concluding the 1st Annual WLSA Conference. Light refreshments will be served and students will have a chance to speak informally with panelists from the Conference. Authors Neil Shister and Cait Clarke of "Dare to Ask! A Women's Guide to Successful Negotiating" and Nancy Levit of "The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law" will be signing copies of their books. Co-Sponsored by ALSA, BLSA, HLSA, JLSA, Outlaw, and SALSA.

    https://sites.google.com/site/dukelawwlsaconference/

  • Jan 28
    Dancing Auditions for Duke Law's Annual Variety Show 3:00 PMWilson Recreation Center

    Every year, the Duke Law Drama Society produces a spring variety show called Tricky Dick. These auditions are for those who want to dance in the show. Auditions are from 3-5PM, Room B of the Wilson Recreation Center. For more information, contact Hannah Woolf at hannah.woolf@duke.edu.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

  • Jan 31
    "Confronting Diversity Issues in the Workplace" 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please join BLSA, ALSA, WLSA and OUTLaw for a roundtable discussion featuring Professor Guy-Uriel Charles, Professor Margaret Hu, Professor Carolyn McAllaster and Dean Belk, as they candidly discuss their experiences with addressing diversity issues on the job, offering guidance about how tomorrow's lawyers can properly respond to potential hostility while maintaining a professional demeanor and honoring individual values. For more information please contact Ebosetale Okojie at e.eokojie@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

  • Feb 1
    Talk with Michael Higginbotham 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    A roundtable discussion with Professors Michael and Evelyn Higginbotham, as well as event updates. For more information, contact Merlyne Jean-Louis at mj67@duke.edu.

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

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

  • Feb 1
    Inside the Professor's Studio: Bill Brown 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please join us in the Burdman Lounge for the first of this semester's "Inside the Professor's Studio." 3L Michael Svetich will be interviewing the one and only Professor Bill Brown. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, "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, contact Noah Browne at noahbrowne@gmail.com.

  • Feb 1
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

  • Feb 1
    Class Gift Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    3Ls and LLMs: 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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact James Van Strander (james.vanstrander@duke.edu).

    http://www.law.duke.edu/alumni/giving/classgift

  • Feb 1
    Duke Law Alumni Dinner in Jerusalem 8:00 PMSee description

    LLM alumnus Eran Sarig '03 invites Duke Law alumni to a dinner with Judy Horowitz at the Adom Restaurant in Jerusalem. Dean Horowitz will be in Jerusalem assisting Soros Foundation staff members interview applicants to the Palestinian Rule of Law program. For further information and to sign up for this dinner contact Eran Sarig at 97252426611 or E_sarig@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

  • Feb 3
    DBA Election Meet & Greet 12:15 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Come meet members of the current DBA Executive Board and learn about available positions for next year! Members of the DBA Board will be available to talk about the organization and individual responsibilities. Lunch will be provided. Available positions include: President, Internal Vice-President, External Vice-President, Secretary,
    Treasurer, Academic Chairperson, Community Service Chairperson, Social Chairperson, Leadership Chairperson, Communications Director, Second or
    Third Year Judicial Board Members and Appeals Board Members. For more information, contact Niru Hegde at nirupama.hegde@duke.edu.

  • Feb 3
    Welcome Back - Innocence Project Pizza Lunch 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please join us in the Burdman Lounge for a welcome back lunch to celebrate the incredible work of the Innocence Project's fall 2010 volunteers! All students are encouraged to attend and learn more about the Innocence Project's mission from special guest Darryl Hunt. For more information please contact Maia Pelleg, at mrp10@duke.edu.

  • Feb 3
    Lateral-level Faculty Appointments Candidate Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Feb 3
    Not Your Daddy's Playboy: Stigmatizing Obscenity in Our Free Society - CANCELED 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    The Federalist Society and the Thomas International Center are pleased to host Professor Gerard Bradley of the University of Notre Dame Law School. Professor Bradley will be speaking on his upcoming book on obscenity and the law. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Chris Berg at ctb18@duke.edu.

  • Feb 3
    Clerkship Kick-Off - Faculty Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Career & Professional Development Center is happy to announce the 2011 Clerkship Kickoff Event. Join a selection of Duke Faculty panelists as they discuss the benefits and advantages of judicial clerkships. Students interested in applying for judicial clerkships should attend and sign up for the 2011 Clerkship Listserv. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 3
    Lunar New Year Celebration Show 7:00 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Come and celebrate the Lunar New Year with us on Thursday (Feb 3) at 7pm in the Blue Lounge. We will be providing plenty of food from cultures that celebrate the Lunar New Year (including dumplings!) There will also be lots of entertainment, games, and prizes! For more information, contact Shiyao Liu at shiyao.liu@duke.edu.

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=150479178341372

Friday, February 4, 2011

  • Feb 4
    Breakfast with Richard Epstein 8:30 AMLaw School 4055

    Professor Richard Epstein of the New York University School of Law will be joining the Federalist Society for a breakfast discussion on financial reform and regulation. Breakfast will be served. Space is limited. Please contact Chris Berg at ctb18@duke.edu to reserve a seat.

  • Feb 4
    DJCLPP Annual Symposium 10:00 AMLaw School 3037

    Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy's annual symposium will focus on judicial takings and the Fifth Amendment. This symposium will explore issues addressed in the Supreme Court's recent landmark case, Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Participants will include Bill Marshall (UNC Law School), Ernest Young (Duke Law), Nestor Davidson (Univ. of Colorado Law School), Richard Epstein (NYU Law), Stacey Dogan (BU School of Law), and Ilya Somin (George Mason School of Law) among others. The symposium was made possible with the generous support of the Program in Public Law. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Kim at elizabeth.kim@duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/djclpp/index.php?action=showconf&id=conference

  • Feb 4
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Feb 4
    ESQ 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Annual symposium sponsored by the Duke Business Law Society and the Career and Professional Development Center. More than 40 senior alumni will be here to share their experiences, give candid advice, and interact informally with students during panel discussions and in small groups. This is a rare and valuable educational and networking opportunity for law students to learn about different possible career paths and get to know Duke Law alumni. For more information, email Arie Eernisse at aeernisse@gmail.com, Drew Keaton at drew.keaton@gmail.com, or Jennifer Lan at Jennifer.lan@duke.edu. Register at www.tinyurl.com/ESQ2011.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/career/esq

Saturday, February 5, 2011

  • Feb 5
    ESQ 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Annual symposium sponsored by the Duke Business Law Society and the Career and Professional Development Center. More than 40 senior alumni will be here to share their experiences, give candid advice, and interact informally with students during panel discussions and in small groups. This is a rare and valuable educational and networking opportunity for law students to learn about different possible career paths and get to know Duke Law alumni. For more information, email Arie Eernisse at aeernisse@gmail.com, Drew Keaton at drew.keaton@gmail.com, or Jennifer Lan at Jennifer.lan@duke.edu. Register at www.tinyurl.com/ESQ2011.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/career/esq

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

  • Feb 8
    3Ls: Bridge to Practice Kick-Off 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    All 3Ls still solidifying their post-graduation plans are invited to attend this session where the details and funding of this fellowship program will be shared. Contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • Feb 8
    "The Changing Face of Families" - Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy Symposium 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy on February 7, 8 and 9, 2011 (Monday through Wednesday), for its annual symposium. The 2011 symposium: The Changing Face of Families, will focus on the evolution of assisted reproductive technologies, and its effects on traditional legal notions of "marriage," "parent," and "family." The symposium will last from 12:15pm to 1:15pm each day at the Duke University School of Law, room 3037. No registration is necessary. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Lanta Wang at lanta.wang@duke.edu or visit http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/djglp.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/djglp/

  • Feb 8
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

  • Feb 8
    Association for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ASEI) Kickoff Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Interested in applying entrepreneurial and legal principles to affect positive social change? Eager to get hands-on experience at the intersection of law and social entrepreneurship? Come join the new Duke Law Association for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ASEI) for our kickoff meeting to learn more about social entrepreneurship and the unique ways you can get involved. Andrew Foster, Director of the Community Enterprise Clinic, will speak about social entrepreneurship law and its significance to the community and society. We will also discuss the purpose and long-term goals of ASEI. Lunch will be provided. We hope to see you there! For more information email scott.bratsman@duke.edu, or join our email list at www.tinyurl.com/ASEI-list or facebook page at www.tinyurl.com/ASEI-fb.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

  • Feb 9
    "The Changing Face of Families" - Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy Symposium 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy on February 7, 8 and 9, 2011 (Monday through Wednesday), for its annual symposium. The 2011 symposium: The Changing Face of Families, will focus on the evolution of assisted reproductive technologies, and its effects on traditional legal notions of "marriage," "parent," and "family." The symposium will last from 12:15pm to 1:15pm each day at the Duke University School of Law, room 3037. No registration is necessary. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Lanta Wang at lanta.wang@duke.edu or visit http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/djglp.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/djglp/

  • Feb 9
    The Business of Athlete Representation 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Donald Dell will discuss the business of representing athletes and Stuart Duguid will speak about getting into the business from the perspective of a Duke Law Alumnus. Mr. Dell is an accomplished sports agent and marketer. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and is a former Davis Cup Captain. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Robert Gottfried at bobby.gottfried@duke.edu.

  • Feb 9
    DBA Executive Board Weekly Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    DBA's weekly executive board meeting. Open to all who would like to attend. If you would like to be included in the agenda, please contact Lauren Ross at lauren.a.ross@duke.edu no later than Tuesday at 5 pm.

  • Feb 9
    IRAP Training Session 5:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Training session for students that are interested in participating in the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project this semester and next year. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Gordon White at gbw@duke.edu.

  • Feb 9
    Craven-Everett Inn of Court Meeting in Raleigh, NC 6:00 PMSee description

    Capital City Club, Raleigh. The Craven-Everett American Inn of Court invites Duke Law alumni and students to join its members for a program featuring The Honorable George E.B. Holding, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of North Carolina. Pre-registration is required. Cost $35, payable at the door. Please email Susan McLean at mclean@law.duke.edu to register or for more information.

  • Feb 9
    Turning Citizens into Subjects: Why the Health Insurance Mandate is Unconstitutional 7:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Randy Barnett of Georgetown University Law Center will argue that the Individual Mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an unconstitutional expansion of the power of the federal government. For more information, please contact Corey Sheahan at coreysheahan@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

  • Feb 10
    Law and Social Science Workshop 12:00 PMLaw School 4055

    The second session of the Law and Social Science Workshop for the Spring 2011 semester will be held on Thursday, February 10, at 12:00 pm in Room 4055 of the Law School. The presenter will be Charles Cameron, Professor of Political Science at Princeton University. Lunch will be provided for all those who RSVP's to Lisa Musty at musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 10
    Academic Technologies Lunch and Learn Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come join Academic Technologies as we discuss technologies and their use in the Law School during our Lunch and Learn Series held on the first Thursday of every month. Open to faculty, students, and staff. Bring your own lunch.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/actech/lunchandlearn

  • Feb 10
    Legal Aid NC and Duke Law: Special Summer Internship and Training Opportunity 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Come hear about the special summer internship partnership between Legal Aid of NC (LANC) and Duke Law School. The summer begins with a week long training "boot camp" at Duke covering civil litigation skills and substantive law. Interns will 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 Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 10
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the Christian Legal Society for its first lunchtime meeting of the semester. For more information, contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu.

  • Feb 10
    High Profile Trials and Their Impact on the Legal Profession 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Jack Ford, legal analyst for CBS News and Peabody Award-winning journalist, will speak about some of the high profile trials he has covered over the last 25 years, as well as older historic trials. He will share his experiences and his thoughts on how trials that capture the media's attention can impact the legal profession as a whole. The event is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Steve Rawson @ rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 10
    Global Governance & Democracy - Clashing Titans: Extraterritorial Regulation and Its Implications for Antitrust Coordination between the United States & the EU 5:30 PMLaw School 4042

    The University Seminar on Global Governance and Democracy presents: Professor Tonya Putnam of Columbia University's Department of Political Science. [-|-] Founded in 1997, GGD is an interdisciplinary seminar that brings together faculty and graduate students from across the social sciences, especially from political science, public policy, economics, sociology, and law. Our shared interest in this seminar is to gain a better understanding of the causes and consequences of recent global economic and socio-political changes; we are especially interested in how globalization affects the distribution of wealth and well being, as well as governance among and within nations. [-|-]

    http://ducis.jhfc.duke.edu/GGD

Friday, February 11, 2011

  • Feb 11
    10th Annual Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Symposium 8:00 AMLaw School 3037

    The Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society presents the Tenth Annual "Hot Topics in Intellectual Property" Symposium. This year's topics are "The Future of Gene and Biotechnology Patents" in the morning session and "The Implications of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement" in the afternoon. Morning keynote addresses will be given by Prof. Margo Bagley of UVA School of Law and Dr. Hans Sauer of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. The afternoon keynote will be given by Dr. Michael Geist of the University of Ottawa. Panel discussions with speakers from scientific, law, and public policy institutions nationwide will follow. Registration is open at http://www.dukeipcs.org. Duke students and faculty are free. Lunch is provided for registered guests, with a reception following the event. For more information, contact Ryan O'Quinn at ryan.oquinn@duke.edu.

    http://intprop.law.duke.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=10&Itemid=56

  • Feb 11
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

Saturday, February 12, 2011

  • Feb 12
    Nuts and Bolts: Everything You Need to Know to Work on an Asylum or Refugee Case 9:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Prepare for public interest summer internships and pro bono work at private firms with this crash course in asylum law! Professor Hans Christian Linnartz and local immigration attorneys will lead a fun, informative program including a brief lecture, mock intake interviews, and a mock immigration trial. Come to learn, come to network, and come to eat a catered breakfast and Chai's lunch! For more information, please contact Catherine Kimel at catherine.kimel@duke.edu.

Monday, February 14, 2011

  • Feb 14
    BLSA Flower Sale 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    BLSA will be selling flowers on Valentine's Day. Stop by and pick up flowers for the people you appreciate most!
    For more information, please contact Elizabeth Griffin at griffin.e@hotmail.com.

  • Feb 14
    Summer Institutes Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come hear former participants of the Duke-Geneva and Asia-America Institutes talk about their experiences. Program administrators will also be available to answer questions. Feel free to bring your lunch. Valentine's Day candy will be provided for dessert!For more information, please contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 14
    Exchange Student Meeting 1:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Former exchange students will talk about their experiences abroad and administrators will briefly review guidelines for studying abroad during the Fall 2011 semester. Applications for Fall study abroad are due on March 7. For more information, please contact
    Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

  • Feb 15
    Clerkships - Alumni Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come hear how judicial clerkships helped these Duke Alumni in obtaining their career goals, and how their experience in court has helped them in their current careers. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 15
    Renting In New York: A Practical Guide 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

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

  • Feb 15
    Rewriting History: From Slavery to Freedom and the Legacy of John Hope Franklin 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the inaugural John Hope Franklin Chair in American Legal History at Duke Law, as she speaks about her recent co-authorship of the 9th edition of John Hope Franklin's famous work From Slavery to Freedom. Professor Higginbotham will discuss Franklin's contribution to civil rights lawyers and the struggle for equality and justice for all. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Brandon Myers at brandon.myers@duke.edu.

  • Feb 15
    CANCELED: DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

  • Feb 16
    BLS Presents: Navigating Student Debt 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    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 Arie Eernisse at arie.eernisse@duke.edu.

  • Feb 16
    Comparing Law: Debates on Method 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Pierre Legrand of Sorbonne University and Duke Law Professor Ralf Michaels will engage in a debate about methods for studying comparative law. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law. Lunch will be provided. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact James Pearce at james.pearce@duke.edu.

  • Feb 16
    DBA Executive Board Meeting - Incoming and Outgoing Boards Combined 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    This is a joint meeting between the current DBA board and the incoming board. Open to all who would like to attend. If you would like to be included in the agenda, please contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com no later than Tuesday at 5 pm.

  • Feb 16
    Twiggs-Beskind Cup Finals 6:30 PMLaw School 3000

    The Mock Trial Board invites you to attend the final round of the Twiggs-Beskind Cup. Alex Bluebond, Ian Hampton, Emily May, and Seth Reich will be competing against Vince Agosta, Ali Schultz, Maia Pelleg, and Ed Boehme in this final match, over which Judge Quon Bridges of the 9th Judicial District of North Carolina will preside. Both teams have performed exceptionally well throughout the tournament, and we encourage you to come show your support for your fellow students as they compete for the championship.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

  • Feb 17
    Duke Law Blood Drive 11:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    The recent winter weather has impacted blood collections in our area, resulting in more than 2,700 units of blood that could not be collected. Sign up in advance or just show up in the Blue Lounge between 11am - 3:30pm. For more information, contact Rebecca Gedalius at rebecca.gedalius@duke.edu.

    http://givesblood.org/go.php?bdc=947795

  • Feb 17
    CANCELED: Lives in International Law: U.S. Senate, USTR, and International Trade 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The JD/LLM series on Lives in International Law will host David Ross, Duke JD/LLM alum (Class of 1993), who spent the last four years as an International Trade Counsel on the minority staff of the Senate Finance Committee. Mr. Ross will give a lunch time talk about his experiences for students interested in International Trade, U.S. Government and foreign relations. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Canada in Comparative Perspective 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    What is it about the Canadian economy and regulatory structures that allowed Canada to avoid the most devastating effects of a global financial crisis? While the U.S. and other developed nations reeled from the global financial crisis, Canada remained relatively insulated. Co-sponsors: Kenan Institute for Ethics and Center for Canadian Studies. For more information, contact Rebecca Dunning at 919-660-2431.

  • Feb 17
    Crude Justice Screening 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Human Rights Law Society for a screening of "Crude Justice," a short documentary about last year's Gulf oil spill, its human/environmental impact, and surrounding litigation. A discussion regarding plaintiffs' litigation strategies and issues facing racial and ethnic minorities in the region will follow with Professors Metzloff and Wiener, and journalist Barry Yeoman, who has recently returned from the Gulf. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Office for Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Environmental Law Society. For more information, contact Emma Htun at emma.htun@duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    CANCELED-Careers as a Plaintiff's Lawyer - A Panel Discussion 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join us for lunch and learn about litigation practice as a plaintiff's lawyer. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    Dedicated to Durham Spring 2011 2:05 PMLaw School 3041

    Come join fellow students, faculty, and staff in the semi-annual Dedicated to Durham! There will be indoor and outdoor volunteer activities to expose the law school community to various ways to get more involved in this great city, Durham! After your service activity, join us in Star Commons for DBA's First Friday! For more information, contact Rebecca Tseng at rebecca.tseng@duke.edu.

  • Feb 17
    New York Duke Law Admitted Students-Alumni Reception 6:00 PMSee description

    Law alumni, faculty, and current students are invited to join Dean David F. Levi at a reception to welcome prospective students who have been admitted to Duke Law School. Hosted by Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Worldwide Plaza, 825 Eighth Avenue, New York. For more information,contact Dawn Downing at 919-613-8534 or downing@law.duke.edu.

    Registration: RSVP: http://bit.ly/ea1TTO.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

  • Feb 19
    Duke Law School 6th Annual Family Weekend All DaySee description

    Family Weekend is an opportunity for your family to visit Duke Law School and get a better idea of what law school is all about. Activities will include building tours, opportunities for parents to observe classes, and a Family Weekend Friday afternoon event in the Star Commons. The weekend's final event is the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) Auction & Gala at the Nasher Museum of Art on Saturday, February 19, featuring a live and silent auction. RSVP is required for your family members. For more information, contact Teresa Kim at tkschmittberger@gmail.com.

  • Feb 19
    Public Interest Law Foundation Auction & Gala 7:00 PMNasher Museum of Art

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) annual auction will take place on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Nasher Museum of Art. PILF raises money for summer grants provided to students participating
    in public interest or government work. The auction will feature food, drinks, a silent auction, and a live auction. The items at auction are donations solicited by PILF throughout the year from law firms, local businesses, faculty, students, and alumni. Popular items have included a law school parking lot pass, vacation time shares, Duke Basketball
    paraphernalia, dinners with professors, guitar lessons, and climbing trips. For more information, please contact Teresa Schmittberger at tks9@duke.edu.

Monday, February 21, 2011

  • Feb 21
    "Recounts and Post Election Legal Disputes Ten Years after Bush v. Gore" 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Marc E. Elias, Partner at Perkins Coie LLP and Duke Law School Alumnus will give a lecture on "Recounts and Post Election Legal Disputes Ten Years After Bush v. Gore." The event is open to the Duke Students and Faculty.
    This events will be webcast. For more information, contact Lisa Musty at musty@duke.law.edu.

  • Feb 21
    Diversity in Recruiting and at the Firm: Alumni Perspectives 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Duke Law Alumni attorneys from Foley & Lardner LLP will provide their perspective on diversity issues in a law firm environment. Speakers represent the Asian Pacific American, African American, and LGBTA affinity groups at Foley. Attendees will have the opportunity to have their resumes reviewed immediately following the event. Lunch will be served! For more information, contact Haley at hfw5@duke.edu.

  • Feb 21
    Diversity Perspectives: Resume Review 1:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Attendees of "Diversity in Recruiting and at the Firm: Alumni Perspectives" are invited to an informal resume or cover letter review with Duke Law alumni from Foley and Lardner LLC. Potential Diversity Scholarship applicants are especially encouraged to attend. See http://apps.foley.com/students/opportunities/minorityscholarships/ for more information.

  • Feb 21
    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 Phil Rubin, Catherine Lawson, Sarah Boyce and James Harlow. Judge Brett Kavanaugh (D.C. Circuit), Judge Reena Raggi (2nd Circuit), and Judge Dennis Shedd (4th Circuit) will serve as judges. The competition will be followed by a light reception. Please come support your fellow students and see these excellent competitors in action. This event will be webcast.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

  • Feb 23
    Lives in the Law: Alumni Ambassadors 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Jaime Alemán '78 (former Ambassador to the United States from Panama) and Anthony Harrington '66 (former United States Ambassador to Brazil) will chat with Dean David F. Levi about their days at Duke Law School, their varied careers, and their diplomatic experience. After the interview, there will time for brief questions from the audience. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 23
    DBA Executive Board Weekly Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4046

    DBA's weekly executive board meeting. Open to all who would like to attend. If you would like to be included in the agenda, please contact Lauren Ross at lauren.a.ross@duke.edu no later than Tuesday at 5 pm.

  • Feb 23
    Lady Justice: a Perspective from Women on the Bench 5:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Join us for a networking reception and program with judges from North Carolina's Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and trial courts. Come hear the judges' tips on a range of topics, including: preparing for a seat on the bench; what judges look for in clerkship candidates; and the importance of leadership roles and involvement in the profession. The judges are all members of the NC Association of Women Attorneys. The list includes: Justice Robin Hudson of the NC Supreme Court, Judge Linda McGee of the NC Court of Appeals, Judge Wanda Bryant of the NC Court of Appeals, Judge Christine Walczyk from the District Court in Wake County and Judge Nancy Gordon from the District Court in Durham County. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association, the Career and Professional Development Center and the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 23
    1Ls: Haynes & Boone Reception 6:30 PMSee description

    Haynes and Boone, LLP would like to invite you to join us for a Duke University School of Law 1L Reception at Four Square Restaurant. Please RSVP by emailing Caroline Lemon at caroline.lemon@haynesboone.com. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

  • Feb 24
    Regulating Financial Markets: Coffee with Gary Lisker '88, Senior Counsel, FINRA Dept. of Enforcement 10:30 AMLaw School 4172

    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 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. To attend, please RSVP to careercenter@law.duke.edu

  • Feb 24
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    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). On February 24, Ali Koenig will present "Lessons from the North: A Comparison of the Nordic, American, and Latvian Responses to the Banking Crises" and Bryan Leitch will discuss "Where Law Meets Politics: Freedom of Contract, Federalism, and the fight over Health Care." Lunch will be provided. For the papers and more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    Spring Language Tables Kick-off 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 Kyle Jackson at kyle.jackson@duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    Roundtable on Careers in Health Law: A Discussion with Professor Rick Robinson 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    Students interested in health law are invited to have lunch with Professor Rick Robinson, partner at Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP. Professor Robinson has extensive experience in health law and specializes in health care fraud. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to Shaunda Helm (slh43@duke.edu) by Monday, February 21.

  • Feb 24
    Effective Communication: Email Etiquette, Business Letters and More 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Learn some of the finer points required to impress legal employers on the job, including best practices for internal written communication, receipt of work assignments, conducting efficient yet thorough research, and producing impeccable work product. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    Canceled: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Feb 24
    Immigration: Enforcement, Exploitation or Equality? A Constitutional Perspective 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Lucas Guttentag, Robina Foundation Distinguished Senior Fellow in Residence and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and former founding national director of the Immigrants' Rights Project of the ACLU Foundation, discusses sources of today's controversies surrounding immigration enforcement. How should constitutional values and American history inform our immigration policies? This event will be webcast. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 24
    Mandatory Hardt Cup training for all 1Ls 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Mandatory Hardt Cup training for all 1Ls. All 1Ls must attend one of two lunchtime introductory sessions. The trainings are Monday, Feb. 21, and Thursday, Feb. 24, in Room 3037 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15. The Hardt Cup coordinators will offer a brief overview of oral advocacy and the structure of the Hardt Cup tournament. Snacks will be provided. All 1Ls will receive more specific instruction on oral advocacy during their LARW classes. For more information, please contact Jamie DeWeese @ jdeweese@gmail.com.

  • Feb 24
    All In The Timing 8:00 PMLaw School 3000

    This Thursday and Saturday at 8pm, Duke Law Drama presents 'All in the Timing,' five short comedies by David Ives. At only an hour and fifteen minutes, the show is an ideal study break. 'All in the Timing' is directed by 3Ls Shelley Kahn and Keith Porcaro and features Katie Anthony ('12), Justin Becker ('12), Andrew Blumberg ('11), Ryan Caldwell ('11), TJ Finley ('11), Shelley Kahn ('11), Matt Mooney ('13), Rocio Perez ('11), Keith Porcaro ('11), Andy Roth ('11), Saleena Siraj ('13), Meg Turlington ('12) and Proud Usahacharoenporn ('11). This is Duke Law Drama's second performance of the year. For more information, please contact Keith Porcaro at kap34@duke.edu.

Friday, February 25, 2011

  • Feb 25
    Duke Law Journal Administrative Law Symposium: "The FCC and the Future" 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law Journal's 41st Annual Administrative Law Symposium, featuring Chairman Julius Genachowski of the FCC, will focus on the future of the Federal Communications Commission. The Symposium will explore the emerging administrative law and technological challenges facing the Internet and the allocation of spectrum, as well as the FCC's role in shaping the future. What should the FCC's role be? How should the Internet look in the future? And what challenges will be encountered along the way? The Symposium seeks to examine these important questions. This event will be webcast. For more information please contact Phil Rubin at phil.rubin@duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/dlj/2011SymposiumSchedule.pdf

  • Feb 25
    U.S. National Security: Next Steps 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join former counsel for the CIA and Professor at William Mitchell School of Law, John Radsan, and Duke Law's own Professor Scott Silliman for a discussion on the future of United States national regarding targeted drone strikes, extraterritorial detention facilities, and the new issues raised after the revolutions in the Middle East. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch will be served. Please contact Chris Berg at ctb18@duke.edu for more information.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

  • Feb 26
    Wills Drafting Training 9:30 AMLaw School 4055

    Prof. Curt Twiddy will provide training on drafting; Wills, Living Wills, and Power of Attorney's to students participating in Southern Justice Spring Break Wills Drafting Project. Attorney's from Legal Aid of Pittsboro will also be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Kim Burrucker, burrucker@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Feb 26
    All In The Timing 8:00 PMLaw School 3000

    This Thursday and Saturday at 8pm, Duke Law Drama presents 'All in the Timing,' five short comedies by David Ives. At only an hour and fifteen minutes, the show is an ideal study break. 'All in the Timing' is directed by 3Ls Shelley Kahn and Keith Porcaro and features Katie Anthony ('12), Justin Becker ('12), Andrew Blumberg ('11), Ryan Caldwell ('11), TJ Finley ('11), Shelley Kahn ('11), Matt Mooney ('13), Rocio Perez ('11), Keith Porcaro ('11), Andy Roth ('11), Saleena Siraj ('13), Meg Turlington ('12) and Proud Usahacharoenporn ('11). This is Duke Law Drama's second performance of the year. For more information, please contact Keith Porcaro at kap34@duke.edu.

Monday, February 28, 2011

  • Feb 28
    Class Gift Committee Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    3Ls and LLMs: Volunteer as a Class Gift Committee member and help plan our Kickoff Party in March! 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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact James Van Strander (james.vanstrander@duke.edu).

    http://www.law.duke.edu/alumni/giving/classgift

  • Feb 28
    Patent and Intellectual Property Job Fair Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    The Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society (IPCS) and the CPDC will be presenting an information session regarding the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program (PLIP) in Chicago, IL and the Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) in Atlanta, GA. Students interested in pursuing a career in patent or intellectual property law are strongly encouraged to attend this event, as those job fairs have become vital recruiting sources for many major employers in the field. A panel of current Duke students who procured their 2L summer positions through PLIP and SIPJF will provide information about registration, bidding and interview strategies, employer research methods, and anything else attendees may want to know. Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Co-sponsored by the CPDC. For more information, please contact Ryan O'Quinn at ryan.oquinn@duke.edu or Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 28
    Juvenile Delinquency Cases in Japan 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    At the first meeting of SEALS in the spring semester, visiting Japanese scholar Takeshi Sunago will speak about his experience as a family court judge in Sapporo. He will be speaking about the unique aspects of juvenile delinquency cases in Japan. Lunch will be provided.
    For more information, please contact Ali Koenig at atkoenig@gmail.com.

  • Feb 28
    The Agenda of the Roberts Court and The Will of the People 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Barry Friedman argues in The Will of the People that the Supreme Court is sensitive to popular opinion and public reaction to its decisions. The Roberts Court has steadily moved the law in a conservative direction, with remarkably little public attention other than Citizens United. What does the Court's future hold, especially given looming issues regarding the constitutionality of health care, Arizona's immigration law, and California's Prop 8? For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 28
    Inside the Professor's Studio: Kathy Bradley 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please join us in the Burdman Lounge for the second of this semester's "Inside the Professor's Studio." 3L Anne Dana will be interviewing our own Professor Kathy Bradley. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, "Inside the Professor's Studio" is designed to give students fresh insight into the lives that our professors have led. The series allows our terrific 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, contact Noah Browne at noahbrowne@gmail.com.

  • Feb 28
    DELPF Journal Elections 7:30 PMLaw School 4046

    DELPF will be holding elections for next year's executive board. For more information, contact Gregory McDonough at glm6@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

  • Mar 1
    Charity Denim 9:00 AMBryan Center Von Canon Room B

    Support The Duke Public Interest Law Foundation!

    Brand NEW Designer Jeans for 40 to 60 % off their regular retail prices.

    Rock & Republic
    Rich & Skinny
    Joe's Jeans
    Seven of All Mankind
    Hudson
    William Rast
    People's Liberation
    Dylan & George
    J Brand
    And many more

    There will be men (sizes 29 -40) and women (sizes 24 - 32) jeans, along with shirts, dresses, and purses!

    Prices range from $30 to $85.

    all Credit cards, Debit, FLEX and cash..NO CHECKS.

    Dressing Rooms and Mirrors will be available.
    Contact Shiran Zohar at 9199499290 or shiran.zohar@duk.edu for more information.

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178909198819198

  • Mar 1
    Lateral-level Faculty Appointments Candidate Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Mar 1
    SJSB New Orleans Final Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    This is a final meeting for all volunteers traveling to New Orleans this spring break. We'll cover hotel details, events, and other details about the trip and New Orleans in general. For more information, please contact Julie Bellware at julie.bellware@duke.edu

  • Mar 1
    Legal Practice in Japan: Lunch with Japanese Legal Practitioners 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    ALSA and the Office of International Studies invite you to the first of a series of lunches with international LLM candidates and visiting scholars at Duke. Takeshi Sunago (Sapporo family court judge and former assistant judge of the Fukuoka and Sapporo District Courts, Ryohei Oda (public prosecutor at the Nagoya District Public Prosecutors Office), Naokuni Kuwagata (sixth-year associate at Nishimura and Asahi), Zentaro Nihei (associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP in Tokyo), and Hideyuki Sato (associate at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu)will provide a brief overview of the Japanese legal system and answer questions about their experiences as practitioners in Japan. Light lunch will be served. For more information, contact Vivian Chow at vivian.chow@duke.edu.

  • Mar 1
    Barbri Discusses Bar exam review class procedures 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Barbri is hosting an informational meeting for 3Ls (all are welcome) that will cover the following topics: What to Expect This Summer, Bar Exam Format and Structure, Barbri's Methodology, Complete Multistate and Essay Prep, Early Bar Prep Options, Online/Mobile Lecture Options, and a Q & A Session. For more information, contact Andrew Barr at adb31@duke.edu.

  • Mar 1
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

  • Mar 2
    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 2
    Clerkships - Student Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join us as we meet to hear Duke 3Ls discuss their experiences in obtaining judicial clerkships, and offer advice for acquiring one. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 2
    Lateral-level Faculty Appointments Candidate Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Mar 2
    Prosecuting and Judging Terrorism 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Judge Frank Whitney (W.D.N.C) will speak to the Duke Law community about his experiences with terrorism-related trials as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and District Court Judge in the Western District of North Carolina. For more information, contact Benjamin Kastan at benjamin.kastan@duke.edu.

  • Mar 2
    Duke in DC Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4049

    Information session for the Fall 2011 Duke in D.C. externship program. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 2
    DBA Executive Board Meeting - Incoming and Outgoing Boards Combined 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    This is a joint meeting between the current DBA board and the incoming board. Open to all who would like to attend. If you would like to be included in the agenda, please contact Drew Kostic at drewkostic@gmail.com no later than Tuesday at 5 pm.

  • Mar 2
    DC Duke Law Admitted Students-Alumni Reception 6:00 PMSee description

    Please join Dean David F. Levi and your fellow alumni at a reception to welcome prospective students who have been admitted to Duke Law School.
    This social gathering is an opportunity for you to visit with current and future students, fellow alumni, and key members of the Duke Law community.
    We hope you will come and share your experience as a Duke Law graduate.

    Register: http://bit.ly/howV1z

Thursday, March 3, 2011

  • Mar 3
    Federal Judges Conference 8:00 AMLaw School 4047

    For more information, contact Scott Silliman at Silliman@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Top 10 Tips for LLMs to Prepare for the Bar Exam 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join your fellow LLM classmates who successfully took and passed the New York and California 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 Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Academic Technologies Lunch and Learn Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Come join Academic Technologies as we discuss technologies and their use in the Law School during our Lunch and Learn Series held on the first Thursday of every month. Open to faculty, students, and staff. Bring your own lunch.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/actech/lunchandlearn

  • Mar 3
    Supreme Court Moot Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Petitioner v. Betty Dukes et al. 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Joseph Sellers, Counsel for Respondents, moots this upcoming case, which is scheduled to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 29, 2011. Attendance is limited is to Duke Law faculty, students, and staff only. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Law and Social Science Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The March session of the Law and Social Science Workshop will feature Steven L. Schwarcz, the Stanley A. Star Professor of Law & Business. Lunch will be provided for everyone who RSVPs to Lisa Musty at musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    Financial Regulation in a Federal System 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Join us on March 3rd for a discussion of the changing federal government role in regulating the financial industry with Eugene Ludwig. Mr. Ludwig headed the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency from 1993 to 1998 and is the founder and CEO of Promontory Financial Group, LLC. He will bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to bear on some of the pressing issues in financial regulation in the wake of the 2008 crisis. For more information, please contact
    Shaun Barnes at shaun.barnes@duke.edu.

  • Mar 3
    New York Duke Law Club presents: Ethics Issues for Law Firm and In-House Lawyers 6:30 PMSee description

    Please join Duke Law Professor Kathy Bradley and a distinguished panel of practitioners for a discussion of the challenges attorneys face when the client is also the employer. Some of the key issues to be covered include defining who is the client (corporation/firm, board, shareholders, etc.), keeping communications confidential, recognizing and resolving conflicts of interest, and addressing situations in which the client may be concealing crucial information. Case examples as well as a review of current New York rules will be discussed. Location: Warburg Pincus LLC, 450 Lexington Avenue, 36th Floor,
    New York, New York 10017. Registration: http://bit.ly/dNexDq. For more information, contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

  • Mar 7
    Spring Break All DaySee description

    Spring Break: Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th. Classes are not in session during this time.
    The Refectory Cafe at Duke Law will be closed for Spring Break. The Refectory at Duke Divinity will be open regular hours from 8am-3pm all week. Bon Vivant Catering will also be open during spring break and may be reached at 919-613-8571.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

  • Mar 8
    Spring Break All DaySee description

    Spring Break: Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th. Classes are not in session during this time.
    The Refectory Cafe at Duke Law will be closed for Spring Break. The Refectory at Duke Divinity will be open regular hours from 8am-3pm all week. Bon Vivant Catering will also be open during spring break and may be reached at 919-613-8571.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

  • Mar 9
    Spring Break All DaySee description

    Spring Break: Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th. Classes are not in session during this time.
    The Refectory Cafe at Duke Law will be closed for Spring Break. The Refectory at Duke Divinity will be open regular hours from 8am-3pm all week. Bon Vivant Catering will also be open during spring break and may be reached at 919-613-8571.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

  • Mar 10
    Spring Break All DaySee description

    Spring Break: Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th. Classes are not in session during this time.
    The Refectory Cafe at Duke Law will be closed for Spring Break. The Refectory at Duke Divinity will be open regular hours from 8am-3pm all week. Bon Vivant Catering will also be open during spring break and may be reached at 919-613-8571.

Friday, March 11, 2011

  • Mar 11
    Spring Break All DaySee description

    Spring Break: Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th. Classes are not in session during this time.
    The Refectory Cafe at Duke Law will be closed for Spring Break. The Refectory at Duke Divinity will be open regular hours from 8am-3pm all week. Bon Vivant Catering will also be open during spring break and may be reached at 919-613-8571.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

  • Mar 13
    The Secrets of Your Success: A Hiring Chair Shares Her Insights to the Offer Process 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Kim Taylor, the "former Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Partner and Chair of the Firm's Hiring Committee, is a renown expert on the hiring, development, evaluation and training of summer associates. She will share her candid insights on the ways that bright, well-meaning and ambitious law students sabotage their offer chances with poor project management, political missteps, failure to secure an effective mentor, and other avoidable disasters. Ms. Taylor will also discuss how to deal with a no-offer decision if it happens to you--strategic, immediate action is critical. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 14, 2011

  • Mar 14
    The Debt Crisis 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, is a nationally syndicated columnist and the former editor of Inquiry magazine. Before that, he served as a special assistant to President Reagan. He will be speaking on the debt crisis. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Melissa Boudreau at melissa.boudreau@duke.edu.

  • Mar 14
    Simpson Thacher Moot Court Board Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join associates from Simpson Thacher's New York Office for a candid discussion of oral advocacy, Moot Court Board, and the Hardt Cup Competition. This event will provide invaluable insight into oral
    advocacy at Duke, while emphasizing the real-world relevance of the Moot Court Board experience. One of the panel members is a former member of the Board, and one of the current Hardt Cup Co-Chairs will also be present to answer any questions you may have. This event is co-sponsored by BLSA and the Moot Court Board. For more information,please contact Ashley Gray at ashley.gray@duke.edu.

  • Mar 14
    Duke LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Are you interested in applying to Duke's exciting new Law & Entrepreneurship LLM Program? If so, come hear Professors Andrew Foster and Kip Frey discuss the program's inaugural year and their plans for next year. LLMLE students will also discuss their experiences. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Adam Murad at adam.murad@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 14
    Foreign Students Tax Preparation Test Review 5:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Students participating in the Foreign Nationals Tax Preparation segment of VITA will received a review of the procedures and will take the test. The review and test taking could take up to 3 hours. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 14
    Presentation of paper "Federalism All the Way Down." 5:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Heather Gerken, the J. Skelly Wright professor at Yale Law School, will be presenting her article, "Federalism All the Way Down." This article was the Foreword to the Harvard Law Review's Supreme Court issue last Fall. The paper is available here: http://www.harvardlawreview.org/media/pdf/vol_12401gerken.pdf
    For more information, please contact Professor Ernie Young at young@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 14
    Mock Trial Board Elections 7:00 PMLaw School 3037

    The Mock Trial Board is holding elections for its executive board for the 2011-2012 school year. Available positions include President, Vice-President, Interscholastic Tournament Coordinator, Intrascholastic Tournament (Twiggs-Beskind Cup) Coordinator(s), and Treasurer. All Mock Trial Board members are expected to attend. If you have any questions, please email Rebecca Marcucci (rebecca.marcucci@duke.edu).

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

  • Mar 15
    Mostly Harmless: International Standard-Setting in Financial Market Regulation Since the Financial Crisis 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    How much has global economic governance changed in terms of institutional development, paradigm change, and the potential impact on regulatory outcomes in the wake of the financial and economic crises?
    How have issues of legitimacy, learning, and accountability been addressed in that process? Join us for this moderated discussion sponsored by the Kenan Institute's Rethinking Regulation project.
    For more information, please contact Rebecca Dunning at rdd3@duke.edu or 919-660-2431. Lunch provided.

    http://www.dukeethics.org/

  • Mar 15
    Legal Practice in China: lunch with international LLM candidates and visiting scholars 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    ALSA and the Office of International Studies invite you to the second in a series of informal lunches with international LLM candidates and visiting scholars. Zhigang Liu (partner specializing in Banking & Finance at King & Wood), Jieyun Li (IP attorney at King & Wood), Dan Yuan (M&A, PE and Foreign Direct Investment attorney at Jones Day), Leo Chen (M&A, PE, Foreign Direct Investment, and Hong Kong IPOs attorney at Clifford Chance), and Grace Feiyue Xu (Hong Kong IPOs paralegal at Skadden) will discuss the practice of law in Greater China. Light lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Vivian Chow at vivian.chow@gmail.com.

  • Mar 15
    Course Selection Advice: Faculty Perspective 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Professors Jamie Boyle, Diane Dimond and Lisa Griffin for a discussion about academic planning and choosing courses for 2L and 3L years. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Anne Sherman at sherman@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 15
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Mar 15
    Nuts & Bolts of Judicial Clerkships 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Now that you know you want to clerk, join us in learning the details of the judicial clerkship application process. We will also discuss things you can do now to put yourself in the best position to get a clerkship. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 15
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

  • Mar 16
    BLSA Elections 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Election of new BLSA board members. For more information, please contact Derrick Raphael at derrick.raphael@duke.edu.

  • Mar 16
    Social Entrepreneurship Law: Microfinance in the USA 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the Association for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ASEI) for a lunchtime event with attorney Adam Krynicki, Green Microfinance Program Manager at the nonprofit Michael Scott Mater Foundation. Mr. Krynicki will be discussing social entrepreneurship law and microfinance in the USA. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Scott Bratsman at scott.bratsman@duke.edu.

  • Mar 16
    DBA Executive Board Weekly Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    DBA's weekly executive board meeting. Open to all who would like to attend. If you would like to be included in the agenda, please contact Lauren Ross at lauren.a.ross@duke.edu no later than Tuesday at 5 pm.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

  • Mar 17
    2L Job Search Success: Interview with LASER FOCUS 10:00 AMLaw School 4047

    There is nothing quite like a legal screening interview or a callback for the 2L summer. To succeed in this rather unique world that is 2L legal recruiting, you cannot afford to "learn as you go." We've been there, on all sides. Former lawyers, employers, recruiters, counselors and law firm hiring chief officers, we are ready to share the inside scoop on the 2L summer dance. When interviewers ask those questions, what do they really want to know? How do you prepare, and how do you read between the lines? With all the information online, what are you expected to know, how do you distinguish among seemingly similar employers, and what are intelligent questions you can ask of the interviewers? Remember, interviews may arise as early as this summer, so it's already time to plan ahead! Donuts and coffee will be provided. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 17
    Caroline Fredrickson on the Judicial Nominations Crisis 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Caroline Fredrickson, the Executive Director of the American Constitution Society, will provide an overview of the judicial nominations crisis. She will highlight the numbers, polling results, pending nominees, and how this crisis affects us all. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law and the Duke Law chapter of ACS. This event will be webcast. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 17
    Law and Social Science Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The fourth session of the Law and Social Science Workshop for the Spring 2011 semester will host Charles Clotfelter, Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Law, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke. Lunch will be provided for all those who RSVP to Lisa Musty at musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 17
    JDLLM Lives in International Law: Philippe Chenu 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    The JD/LLM series on Lives in International Law will host Philippe Chenu, Duke LLM alum (Class of 2006), who currently practices law at Loyens & Loeff. Mr. Chenu will give a lunch time talk about his experiences in corporate law, corporate finance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and EC competition law. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 17
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the Christian Legal Society for its lunchtime meeting. Professors Kevin Lee and Scott Pryor of Campbell Law School will be coming to discuss the integration of Christian life and thought with legal scholarship and practice. For more information, please contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu.

  • Mar 17
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 2014

    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). On March 17, Patricia Richman ('10) will present "Sisters under the Mink? Critical Mass and Women Justices on State High Courts" and Chase Anderson will discuss "The Legacy of Lawrence." Lunch will be provided. For the papers and more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Mar 17
    2011 Class Gift Party 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The 2011 Class Party is to celebrate the kick-off of the graduating student gift campaign! Come join your fellow students from 5pm-7:00pm on Saint Patrick's Day to reminisce about your time at Duke Law and learn how to give back to the Duke Law community. Donations for the class gift ensure the future success of the school. This event is co-sponsored by McGuireWoods and GPSC. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss at corliss@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 18, 2011

  • Mar 18
    HLSA visit to the Eastern District Court of North Carolina 7:45 AMSee description

    Join HLSA this Friday, March 18th, for a morning visit to the EDNC in downtown Raleigh. Duke Law Professor and US District Court Judge James Dever will allow us to attend several criminal hearings starting at 9:00 AM. Time permitting, Judge Dever will also meet with our Duke Law cohort. Following our courtroom visit, we'll head out to lunch before driving back to Durham. Spaces are limited to the first twenty (20) students who respond. Please email Isabel Lecompte at icl@duke.edu to RSVP and if you have any questions about the event. NOTE: We are planning on carpooling --about 4 students per vehicle, thus, depending on turnout, we might need some attending volunteers to drive fellow students to Raleigh. Please indicate your availability. We'll be heading out at 7:45 AM from the Law School. Hope to see you there! For more information, contact Mitchell Medina at mitchellmedina@gmail.com.

  • Mar 18
    CANCELED: Coffee with Duke Alum Paul Nathanson 9:00 AMLaw School 4044

    Duke Law alum Paul Nathanson, the Executive Director of the National Senior Citizens Law Center and one of the GPS panelists, will be arriving early on the morning of Friday, March 18th. Mr. Nathanson has offered to meet with students interested in elder law before the Symposium begins. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 18
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Mar 18
    The Peace Process and International Law, featuring Arthur Lenk 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Arthur Lenk, Director of the Department of International Law in Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for a public lecture on the peace process in Israel. With recent events in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, the whole world looks towards a region looking for the democracy and opportunity that is so basic to life for Israelis and Americans. Israel's legal system has repeatedly shown itself to be able to protect the rights of individuals while honoring the highest traditions of international and constitutional law. Israel remains on the cutting edge of international humanitarian law and is continuously seeking the proper balance between protecting its civilians from the threats of terrorism while ensuring that the rule of law remains at the center of Israel's values. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=6122&u=26

  • Mar 18
    GPS (Government and Public Service): Finding Your Way 1:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, in conjunction with the Career & Professional Development Center, host the First Annual GPS (Government/Public Service) Career Symposium. This career symposium, dedicated to helping students chart the landscape of government and public interest career paths, is open to all law students. To RSVP for the event, please go to: http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid.... For more information, please contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu, or stop by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, Room 4050.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/publicinterest/gps/index

Monday, March 21, 2011

  • Mar 21
    Terrorist or Witness?: Ashcroft v. al-Kidd and Preventive Detainment 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    On March 2, the Supreme Court once again delved into the realm of the War on Terror. The Court heard arguments concerning whether former Attorney General John Ashcroft can exercise governmental immunity for using the federal material witness statute to detain terrorism suspects in the aftermath of 9/11. Join Professors Beale, Buell, and Dunlap as they discuss the material witness statute, prosecutorial discretion, and the possible implications of Ashcroft v. al-Kidd. Event sponsored by the Duke Journal for Constitutional Law and Public Policy and co-sponsored by the ICCSN. For more information, please contact Sara Wexler at swexler1@gmail.com.

  • Mar 21
    Just Vogue: International Intellectual Property Issues in Fashion. 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Jennifer Jenkins will give a presentation on current intellectualproperty issues in fashion law both from a domestic and international
    perspective. Professor Reichman will provide additional insight and commentary. Co-sponsored by the International Law Society and the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society. Lunch will be provided.
    For more information, please contact Johanna Collins or Claire Fong at jrc30@duke.edu or cmf37@duke.edu.

  • Mar 21
    Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Over the past decade, states and international organizations have shifted a surprising range of foreign policy functions to private contractors. But who is accountable when the employees of foreign private firms do violence or create harm? This timely book describes the services that are now delivered by private contractors and the threat this trend poses to core public values of human rights, democratic accountability, and transparency. Join Laura Dickinson, author of Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs, for a discussion on her recent book. A book sale and signing will follow immediately after the lecture in the third floor loggia. Lunch provided; first come, first served. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=5180&u=26

  • Mar 21
    Course Selection Advice: Student Perspective 4:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Join 2L and 3L students for advice about selecting courses and registering for classes. For more information, please contact Anne Sherman at sherman@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

  • Mar 22
    Course Selection and Targeted Career Planning: Government and Public Interest 10:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Join the Office of Student Affairs, the Career and Professional Development Center, Kim Bart, Assistant Dean for Public Interest, and Professor Andrew Foster 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. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 22
    Class of 2011 Photo 12:00 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 23, 2011. For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Mar 22
    Harvest of Dignity Film Screening 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Harvest of Dignity Film Screening followed by panel. Using documentary photos and interviews done by Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) interns, film footage with North Carolina farmworkers, legislators and educators, and clips from the original Harvest of Shame documentary, this piece focuses on safe places to live, safe places to work, education, and stronger enforcement of workplace laws. This film was produced in collaboration with the Farmworker Advocacy Network's Harvest of Dignity campaign to reform conditions for North Carolina field and poultry workers. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Shiran Zohar at shiran.zohar@duke.edu.

  • Mar 22
    International Legal Issues in Basketball 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    It's March, which means it's basketball season! Come learn about legal challenges in the international basketball industry. Duke Law's own Dr. Haagen and Duke Law alum and sports agent Mr. Joel Bell will discuss contract issues, in both a domestic and international setting. Co-sponsored by the
    International Law Society and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Victor Ma at victor.ma@duke.edu or Amitesh Parikh at akp19@duke.edu.

  • Mar 22
    Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section of NCBA Panel Discussion 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Meet and listen to members of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation section of the NCBA speak about their experiences and answer your questions. Open to all classes. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 22
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

  • Mar 22
    ICCSN Elections and Hague Trip Presentation 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    ICCSN board members Stephanie Richards and Matt Rogier will present on their spring break trip to the ICC in The Hague, and the ICCSN will be holding elections for next year's board. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Emily Randall at emilywrandall@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

  • Mar 23
    DJCIL LLM Speaker Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The Duke Journal of International and Comparative Law is hosting a speaker series to highlight the work of LLM practitioners at Duke Law. Panel speakers are current LLM students who will give brief presentations and lead discussions on their areas of expertise and work. This Wednesday Gilles Wallers will speak on "Comparative Issues in Micro-States: The Case of Luxemborg" focusing on aspects of corporate, tax, and civil law in Luxemborg. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Jacy at jacy.gaige@duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    "How to Register for Fall 2011 Classes" 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    This session, led by the Registrar's Office, will explain how to register for your Fall 2011 classes in ACES. Registration for rising 3Ls begins on Tuesday, March 29, and for rising 2Ls on March 30. Come to learn the step-by-step process and strategies for getting into more of the classes you really want to take. For more information, please contact the Registrars Office at REGISTRAR_OFFICE@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 23
    Professor Lawrence Baxter: The Implications of the Financial Crisis and What You Need to Know to Survive and Thrive on the Job 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Getting ready for your summer job or post-graduate position? Attend this can't-miss lunchtime session with Professor Lawrence Baxter as he brings you up to speed on the latest legislation arising from the global financial crisis so you can show up to your first day of work prepared! Learn how the unprecedented Dodd-Frank legislation will affect Wall Street, as well as the day-to-day work of both corporate transactional and litigation lawyers. Sponsored by the Business Law Society & the Career & Professional Development Center. Lunch will be served. This event will be webcast.For more information, please contact Jennifer.Lan@duke.edu

  • Mar 23
    CANCELED: Post-Graduate Fellowships 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

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

  • Mar 23
    DBA Executive Board Weekly Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    DBA's weekly executive board meeting. Open to all who would like to attend. If you would like to be included in the agenda, please contact Lauren Ross at lauren.a.ross@duke.edu no later than Tuesday at 5 pm.

  • Mar 23
    Duke Law School Blueprint for Summer and Professional Success 5:00 PMSee description

    The Career and Professional Development Center invites you to participate in the Blueprint for Professional Success at the Durham Hilton. During this signature 1L event, you will learn how to take your networking skills to the next level, and put those sills to work immediately during Duke Law's Employer and Practice Area Expo. You'll learn about the day-to-day practice of law in areas as diverse and Environmental, Civil Rights, Private Equity and Antrust. A raffle for a business suit will be held as well! ($500 gift certificate to Ann Taylor for women, $500 gift certificate to Jos. A. Bank for men - you must be present to win.) Registration and business attire are required. The event begins promptly at 5:00 p.m.
    For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

  • Mar 24
    Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, will present the annual Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property. Her talk is entitled "Innovation Policy: Theory and Practice."

    http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=6225&u=11

  • Mar 24
    Innocence Project Reception 6:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Please join the Duke Law Innocence Project for a reception before heading to Fuqua's Geneen Auditorium for a free screening of the award-winning film Conviction, starring Hilary Swank. The reception is a great opportunity to mingle with recent exonerees and Innocence Project supporters from both inside and outside of the law school. The reception will begin at 6:30pm and light refreshments will be served. The screening will begin at 7:00pm. For more information, contact Erin Lett at erin.lett@duke.edu.

Friday, March 25, 2011

  • Mar 25
    Admitted Students Open House All DaySee description

    For more information, contact the Admissions Office.

  • Mar 25
    Research Refresher Workshop 9:00 AMSee description

    A team of Duke Law research instructors will offer a half-day Research Refresher workshop series, reviewing some of the trickiest basics from LARW and adding some advanced topics and resources which are commonly encountered in law practice. You can plan to spend the day and see every session, or come only to those workshop topics which interest you the most. All sessions will take place in the Fite Room (Level 2 of the Library). For more information, contact Jane Bahnson at bahnson@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 25
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

  • Mar 28
    Israel-Palestine Peace in a Post-Mubarak Middle East 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Arab governments that are more representative of their populations may press for an Israel-Palestine peace based on rights as found in the international legal order. The United States may come under increased pressure to recognize Palestine as a state when that issue is presented to the UN Security Council in September. For Israel, if it is willing to agree to peace terms that to date it has rejected, the acceptance it seeks within the region may be more stable than an acceptance by the old regimes. Join Prof. John Quigley, Ohio State University, for a discussion on an Israel-Palestine peace. Lunch provided. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=5880&u=26

  • Mar 28
    Medical Malpractice Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Professors Beskind and Metzloff as well as a local surgical oncologist, Dr. Andrew Berchuck, will speak about the current medical malpractice system, its flaws, and potential solutions. Professors Beskind and Metzloff will also speak on the realities of practice in the field, the perks and struggles of this kind of litigation, and how they get into the field. Dr. Berchuck will provide a doctor's perspective on litigation, including the risks he faces as a doctor and his point of view as a witness in medical malpractice litigation. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Lauren Bugg at lbugg11@gmail.com.

  • Mar 28
    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, Prof. Jeremy Mullem and the Editors-in-Chief 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 provided. For more information, contact Shiveh Reed at shiveh.r@duke.edu.

  • Mar 28
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

  • Mar 29
    Course Selection and Targeted Career Planning: Litigation 10:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Join the Office of Student Affairs, the Career and Professional Development Center, and Professor Don Beskind, who has had a highly successful plaintiffs' litigation practice for the past 30 years, for an in-depth discussion on how to build academic and professional experiences that support a career in litigation. Donuts and coffee will be provided. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 29
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 29
    Legal Practice in Israel: lunch with an Israeli senior prosecutor 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    ALSA and the Office of International Studies invite you to the last of a series of lunches with international LLM candidates. Nir Shnaiderman, a senior prosecutor in Israel's largest District Attorney's Office with extensive experience in terror, homicide, rape and sexual harassment, and fraud and computer crimes cases will speak about a law unique to Israel which authorizes the Israeli government to detain unlawful combatants while protecting their basic rights in accordance with international law. Light lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Vivian Chow at vivian.chow@gmail.com.

  • Mar 29
    Judging National Security Cases 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Chief Judge David Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will speak to the Duke community about the unique challenges national security cases pose to courts and to judges. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the National Security Law Society and the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Benjamin Kastan at benjamin.kastan@duke.edu.

  • Mar 29
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Mar 29
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

  • Mar 30
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 30
    The Israeli legal system and the legal, moral and practical aspects of POWs and prisoner exchanges 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The Duke Journal of International and Comparative Law is hosting a speaker series to highlight to work of LLM practitioners at Duke Law. Panel speakers are current LLM students who will give brief presentations and lead discussions on their areas of expertise and work. This Wednesday Nir Shnaiderman will speak on "The Israeli legal system and the legal, moral and practical aspects of POWs and other prisoner exchanges.". Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Jacy Gaige at jacy.gaige@duke.edu.

  • Mar 30
    Parking and Transportation Panel 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The University Parking Demand Coordinator, Brian Williams, will speak about Student Parking options for next year. This is a great opportunity to explore new options and voice your concerns about parking at Duke. There will also be a student panel to discuss alternative transportation strategies including carpooling and biking. This program is particularly directed toward current 1Ls and 2Ls. Lunch will be served courtesy of Admissions and Student Affairs. For more information, contact Amanda Pooler at amanda.pooler@duke.edu.

  • Mar 30
    Dean David F Levi: Practical Civil Procedure for Professional Success 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    A rare opportunity not to be missed! Nearly every legal position - whether for a few months this summer or full-time - will require you to know and apply civil procedure with precision. Understanding that your application of the rules quickly and correctly will likely help you "rise above" on the job, Dean Levi will spend the hour getting you up to speed on issues you will most likely encounter. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Business Law Society. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 30
    DBA Executive Board Weekly Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    DBA's weekly executive board meeting. Open to all who would like to attend. If you would like to be included in the agenda, please contact Lauren Ross at lauren.a.ross@duke.edu no later than Tuesday at 5 pm.

  • Mar 30
    DC Roadshow 6:00 PMLaw School 4055

    Come join a panel of associates from the DC branches of the firms Baker Botts, Covington & Burling, Jones Day, Skadden, Williams & Connolly, and WilmerHale to discover what it is like to practice law in Washington D.C. Dinner will be served. Sponsored by BLSA. For questions, please contact Nakita Cuttino at nakita.cuttino@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

  • Mar 31
    Raja Fashions / Tailor at Duke 9:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Raja Fashions as featured in the Wall Street Journal will be on campus to take suit measurements for men and women. For more information, For details, please contact Raja Fashion's Director, Vishal, at vishal@raja-fashions.com or Keegan Drake at ksd8@duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Student Paper Series 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    The Student Paper Series provides a forum for intellectually stimulating discussions of student scholarship and is open to all Duke Law students (you do not need to present a paper to participate). On March 31, Christopher Ford will present "Regulating the Marketplaces of Political and Commercial Ideas." Ford argues in opposition to recent commentary, that Citizens United will not impact the Court's commercial speech doctrine, most prominently outlined in Central Hudson, because that doctrine affects only speech that occurs in the marketplace for economic ideas. Though Citizens United portends an expanded role for corporate speech in political campaigns, it should not be read to require strict scrutiny for any government regulation of corporate speech. Lunch will be provided. For the paper and more information, contact Andrei Mamolea at am200@duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the Christian Legal Society for its lunchtime meeting. Professor Thomas Nechyba, an economics professor at Duke, will be our speaker. If you have any questions please contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    WLSA Elections Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    Elections for next year's WLSA leadership will take place during this meeting. Positions available include: President, Executive Vice President, VP of Internal Affairs, VP of Community Relations, VP of Special Events, VP of Career Development, and 2L Rep. For more information, please contact Shine Chen, shine.chen@duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    The Practice of International Law in North Carolina 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The NCBA International Law & Practice Section will present a panel of 3-4 North Carolina attorneys who will speak about their experiences in international law. For more information, please contact Abraham Smith at abraham.g.smith@duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Housing Issues in East Jerusalem Recap 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Professor Curt Bradley and students from the "Translating Human Rights Law: Housing Issues in East Jerusalem" seminar as they share about their trip to Israel over Spring Break. Lunch provided; first come; first served. For more information, please contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Piecing the Puzzle Together-The next steps to Judicial Clerkships 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn from those who know your situation best. Get tips and pointers from 3L Duke Students who will begin clerking in 2011. 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 Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    Houston Reception featuring Professor Ernest A. Young 5:30 PMSee description

    Duke University School of Law and T. William Porter '66 cordially invite you to a reception with Ernest A. Young, Alston & Bird Professor of Law. Professor Young, one of the nation's leading authorities on federalism, will discuss healthcare, immigration, gay marriage, and state debt. Porter & Hedges LLP 1000 Main Street, 36th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002. RSVP by Friday, March 25th at: http://bit.ly/eqz2zU.

Friday, April 1, 2011

  • Apr 1
    Course Selection and Targeted Career Planning: Corporate/ Transactional Law 10:00 AMLaw School 4045

    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 Jim Cox for a detailed discussion on how to build academic and professional experiences that support a career in corporate/transactional law. Donuts and coffee will be provided. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu

  • Apr 1
    Dedicated to Durham Spring 2011 12:00 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Come join fellow students, faculty, and staff in the bi-annual Dedicated to Durham, sponsored by King & Spalding! There will be indoor and outdoor volunteer activities that will allow participants to lend a helping hand to our great city of Durham. 2L/3Ls: Please arrive at the Blue Lounge by 12:45PM to check-in and grab lunch. After meeting with your group, you will head over together to your community host organization. 1Ls: Join us after the Dean's Lecture at 1:15PM and plan on heading out soon afterwards. After you finish your service, join us in Star Commons for DBA's First Friday! Participants will receive a free t-shirt. The 1L section with the highest participation rate will win a prize for their participating section members! For more information, contact Rebecca Tseng (rkt7@duke.edu) or David Tseng (dbt2@duke.edu).

    http://tinyurl.com/DTD2011

  • Apr 1
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Apr 1
    CANCELED: CAGV Workshop on Gendered Violence 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    The Coalition Against Gendered Violence will be running a half-day workshop concerning relevant legal issues of gendered violence. The event will include a lunch and invited speakers. For more information, please contact
    Jonathan Nussbaum at jmn25@duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    Dean's Course: Leadership and the Citizen Lawyer 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Ben Heineman, former general counsel for General Electric and Senior Counsel for WilmerHale, will share his insights on leadership and the role of lawyers in society. This is the final class in the Dean's Course for 1Ls - attendance by 1Ls is required. For more information, please contact Steve Rawson at rawson@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    Dallas Luncheon featuring Duke Law Professor Ernest A. Young 12:30 PMSee description

    Duke University School of Law and Thompson & Knight LLP cordially invite you to a reception featuring Professor Ernest A. Young Alston & Bird Professor of Law. Professor Young, one of the nation's leading authorities federalism, will present "A Federalism Renaissance?: Public Disputes Concerning Healthcare, Immigration, Gay Marriage, and State Debt." Thompson & Knight LLP, One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500, Dallas, Texas 75201. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Monday, March 28th at http://bit.ly/fGM8uz.

    http://bit.ly/fGM8uz

  • Apr 1
    April First Friday 4:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come join your Duke Law classmates at the latest First Friday! Relax with a drink after Dedicated to Durham or grab a snack on your way to the variety show. Kick your weekend off right and mingle with representatives from sponsor K & L Gates. For more information, contact Niru Hedge at nsh6@duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    Tricky Dick returns to Duke Law School 7:00 PMSee description

    Featuring twice the action! Twice the romance! Twice the hilarity! Twice the hijinks! Twice the innuendo! Twice the hyperbole! Twice the twice!

    Event will take place at the Durham Arts Council (120 Morris Street, Durham, NC). Open bar starts at 6:00PM and the show will begin at 7:00PM. Tickets cost $10 and the proceeds will be donated to PILF. Sponsored by Allen & Overy. Tickets will be sold from March 28 - April 1. For more information, contact Rocio Perez at rocio.perez26@gmail.com.

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170674036318637

Saturday, April 2, 2011

  • Apr 2
    BLSA Gavel Ceremony - Sponsored by Baker Botts 7:00 PMSee description

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

Sunday, April 3, 2011

  • Apr 3
    "The Oath" Documentary Film Screening 3:00 PMLaw School 4042

    The Program in Public Law and Duke Law ACS are honored to host Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras for a a film screening of her most recent documentary, "The Oath," which has won awards at both the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. "The Oath" tells the story of Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's former driver and the Guantanamo detainee who lent his name to the landmark Supreme Court case, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Please join us for introductory remarks with Poitras and attorney Charlie Swift from 3:00 to 3:30 PM, followed by the film screening from 3:30 to 5:00 PM, and a reception and signing event from 5:00 to 5:30 PM. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 4, 2011

  • Apr 4
    PILF Garage Sale 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    PILF will be selling Duke Law t-shirts, shorts, snacks and other items to help fund summer grants for Duke Law students. For more information, contact Sarah Dettenwanger at sad23@duke.edu.

  • Apr 4
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 4
    Maximizing the Effectiveness of Written Communications 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Robert Rehm, a partner at Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P. in Raleigh, as he provides insights on how to succeed in your written communications this summer and beyond. Make sure your legal writing skills are up to snuff so you can impress your summer employers! Sponsored by the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Ryan O'Quinn at rpoquinn@gmail.com.

  • Apr 4
    DJCIL LLM Speaker Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The Duke Journal of International and Comparative Law is hosting a speaker series to highlight the work of LLM practitioners at Duke Law. Panel speakers are current LLM students who will give brief presentations and lead discussions on their areas of expertise and work. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Jacy at jacy.gaige@duke.edu.

  • Apr 4
    CPDC Student Advisory Board Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 4
    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: A Conversation with Madeline Morris, Laura Poitras, and Charlie Swift 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Program in Public Law and Duke Law ACS present a discussion with Madeline Morris, Charlie Swift, and Laura Poitras. Professor Morris is a leading expert on counterterrorism detention and military commissions. Poitras is an Academy-Award nominated film director who has won numerous awards for her documentaries examining the consequences of post-9/11 foreign policy in the Middle East. Swift successfully represented Salim Hamdan, the plaintiff Guantanamo detainee in the landmark case, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/publiclaw/news/story?id=5887&u=17

  • Apr 4
    The Reader movie viewing 5:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join us for a screening of the Academy Award® nominated film, The Reader, based on Bernhard Schlink's best selling novel, The Reader. Professor Schlink will discuss the story and answer questions following the movie. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/cicl/newsevents

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

  • Apr 5
    PILF Garage Sale 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    PILF will be selling Duke Law t-shirts, shorts, snacks and other items to help fund summer grants for Duke Law students. For more information, contact Sarah Dettenwanger at sad23@duke.edu.

  • Apr 5
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 5
    Annual Bernstein Lecture 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Legal scholar and author Bernhard Schlink will present the Herbert L. Bernstein Memorial Lecture titled, "Proportionality in Constitutional Law: Why Everywhere but Here?" Today the principle of proportionality plays a dominant role in constitutional law worldwide. This lecture examines where the principle comes from, why it plays the role it plays, and why American constitutional scholarship and jurisprudence are reluctant to embrace it. Professor Schlink is both a respected legal scholar and the acclaimed author of a number of popular works of fiction, including the novel, The Reader. Lunch will be provided. This event will be webcast.

  • Apr 5
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

  • Apr 5
    Barbri Showing of "Corporations" 5:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Barbri will be showing "Corporations" for all interested students. A syllabus will be provided. For more information, contact Andrew Barr at adb31@duke.edu.

  • Apr 5
    Barbri Showing of 1L Review: Property Part 1 6:15 PMLaw School 3043

    Barbri will be showing "Real Property and Future Interests" for all interested students. It will be shown over the course of two days and a syllabus will be provided. For more information, contact Andrew Barr at adb31@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

  • Apr 6
    PILF Garage Sale 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    PILF will be selling Duke Law t-shirts, shorts, snacks and other items to help fund summer grants for Duke Law students. For more information, contact Sarah Dettenwanger at sad23@duke.edu.

  • Apr 6
    Libya's No-Fly Zone: War or Humanitarian Intervention? 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    What's going on in the Middle East and North Africa? Come learn about the current events in Libya and the greater region from an interdisciplinary panel including Law Professors Silliman, Dunlap, and Morris; Political Science Professor Maghraoui; and international lawyer and visiting scholar Georgia Harley. What exactly does the UN's "No-Fly Zone" resolution grant the international community to do? What are the implications of this intervention for international law and for U.S. foreign policy? Will any criminal prosecutions arise from these events? Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by SOLIMENA (Student Organization for Legal Issues in the Middle East and North Africa) and the ICCSN (International Criminal Court Student Network). For more information, contact Jessica Stringer at jessica.stringer@duke.edu.

  • Apr 6
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 6
    J.D.B. v. North Carolina: Juveniles, Miranda Warnings, and the "Reasonable Person" 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    As so often demonstrated on Law & Order, all suspects are entitled to Miranda warnings while in police custody. But how do we determine when someone is "in custody" for the purpose of a 5th Amendment Miranda analysis? Is age a relevant consideration when contemplating a "reasonable person" in the same circumstances? The Supreme Court will decide on this issue this spring. Join Barbara Blackman, Counsel of Record for the Petitioner, and Professor Lisa Griffin as they respond to the oral arguments and discuss the implications of this case on our 5th Amendment jurisprudence and on juvenile adjudication generally. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy and co-sponsored by the Duke Forum for Law and Social Change. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Sara Wexler at swexler1@gmail.com.

  • Apr 6
    Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Brandon Garrett, from the University of Virginia School of Law, will present a discussion on his new book entitled "Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong." Garrett took a microscopic and unprecedented look at the first 250 DNA exonerations in the U.S., reviewing trial transcripts and numerous other source documents to identify what went wrong in those cases. His investigation revealed larger patterns of lawyer incompetence, prosecutorial abuse, and plain error. He will talk about those and other weaknesses in our criminal justice system, including unsound forensic evidence, poor police work, psychological biases, and more. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Tiffany Cervi at cervi@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/ccjpr/news/story?id=6207&u=52

  • Apr 6
    DBA Executive Board Weekly Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    DBA's weekly executive board meeting. Open to all who would like to attend. If you would like to be included in the agenda, please contact Lauren Ross at lauren.a.ross@duke.edu no later than Tuesday at 5 pm.

  • Apr 6
    International Investment Law and Global Health: Issues and Implications in Philip Morris v. Uruguay ICSID Arbitration 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Join Professors Todd Weiler, University of Western Ontario, Larry Helfer, Duke Law, and Jason Cross, Duke Cultural Anthropology as they discuss the intersection of international investment law and global health law in Philip Morris v. Uruguay. Philip Morris Products has filed suit against Uruguay at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes at the Word Bank. Philip Morris claims that Uruguayan tobacco control laws violate its investor rights under a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between Uruguay and Switzerland. At issue are Uruguayan requirements that 80% of a cigarette package show health warnings and another law limiting the variety of brands of cigarettes that can be sold. Philip Morris contends that these laws violate its intellectual property rights, while Uruguay asserts its right to enact regulations to protect public health. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=6123&u=26

  • Apr 6
    HLSA Career Roundtable Series: Bill Brown & Miles Palmer 5:00 PMLaw School 4042

    HLSA's Executive Board invites you to join Professor Bill Brown and Mr. Miles Palmer, founders of 8RiversCapital and Palmer Labs, on Wednesday, April 6, starting at 5:00PM in Room 4042 for a conversation about what it's like to practice in the law firm, investment, and entrepreneurial fields, ways to network within these areas, or simply to get to know them personally. If you have an interest in business law, financial services, investments, or entrepreneurship and technology innovation (either directly or as counsel), take advantage of this excellent opportunity to talk with two unique professionals with substantive experience and tremendous success in these areas. Refreshments, snacks, and pizza will be served. Limited seating. Please RSVP to Isabel Lecompte (icl@duke.edu) at your earliest convenience. For more information, contact Mitchell Medina at mmm53@duke.edu.

  • Apr 6
    Barbri Showing of 1L Review: Property Part 2 5:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Barbri will be showing "Real Property and Future Interests" for all interested students. It will be shown over the course of two days and a syllabus will be provided. For more information, contact Andrew Barr at adb31@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

  • Apr 7
    PLI Patent Bar Review with John White 10:00 AMLaw School 4047

    If you are a student with an undergrad degree (or at least about two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, some related fields), and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney, Practising Law Institute (PLI) invites you to a presentation by John White, Academic Director of PLI's Patent Bar Review Course. Please visit us on the Web for a wealth of information on the resources we offer:
    http://www.patentbarreview.com or http://www.pli.edu. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 7
    Journal Information Fair 12:00 PMSee description

    Meet your match at the 2011 Journal Information Fair! Please join us in the journal hall from 12-3:00 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 Alyssa Kahn at ajk19@duke.edu.

  • Apr 7
    Investigating Public Corruption 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join attorney and FBI Special Agent Chuck Stuber as he shares some of his 25 years of experience investigating public corruption and other white collar crime from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Sean Lobar at Sean.Lobar@duke.edu.

  • Apr 7
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 7
    JD-LLM Lives in International Law: Panel of Alumni 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law presents a Lives in International Law panel discussion with four JD/LLM alumni: Marcella Harshbarger '02 (France Telecom); Diana Weed '02 (USAID, Global AIDS); Howard Wachtel '06 (U.S. representative to the U.N.) and Wells Bennett '06 (Arnold & Porter, International Arbitration) about a broad array of international opportunities available to graduates pursuing careers in international law. The panelists will speak about their own careers paths and potential opportunities for current students. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu

  • Apr 7
    Academic Technologies Lunch and Learn Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come join Academic Technologies as we discuss technologies and their use in the Law School during our Lunch and Learn Series held on the first Thursday of every month. Open to faculty, students, and staff. Bring your own lunch.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/actech/lunchandlearn

  • Apr 7
    2Ls: Written Work Product for Summer Success: A Hands-On Workshop 4:30 PMLaw School 3000

    In small, interactive groups, senior alumni will review two versions of a legal document on the same issue, highlighting the subtle strengths and weaknesses which often determine the perceived quality of an associate's work product and, by implication, that associate's ability to add meaningful value with minimal supervision. The alumni will also share their most important insider tips for successful completion of legal work assignments - from intake to delivery. Get your first review before leaving campus and professional evaluations begin! To RSVP for this workshop, guaranteeing your participation in this popular "student favorite" each year, please email the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu with "ALUMNI WORKSHOP - [NAME]" in the Subject line. Space is limited, so please respond ASAP.

Friday, April 8, 2011

  • Apr 8
    Law School Alumni Reunion 2011 All DaySee description

    Law alumni from years ending in 1 or 6 are invited back to campus to join classmates for Reunion Weekend April 8-10. Visit http://www.law.duke.edu/alumni/reunion/schedule for a detailed schedule of events. For more information please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu or 919-613-7170.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/alumni/reunion/schedule

  • Apr 8
    Private Chat with Mike Krimminger, FDIC General Counsel 11:30 AMLaw School 4172

    Mike Krimminger, a Duke Law alum and the General Counsel for the FDIC, will participate in a private coffee chat with students from 11:30am-12:00pm. This is a great opportunity to speak with Mr. Krimminger and ask questions in a small group setting. Space is limited, so if you would like to attend please rsvp to Jennifer.Lan@duke.edu. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Apr 8
    Annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Daniel Meltzer of Harvard Law School will speak on "Executive Defense of Acts of Congress." Daniel J. Meltzer is the Story Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Planning at Harvard Law School. From 2009-10, Mr. Meltzer served as the Principal Deputy Counsel to the President. His primary scholarly interests are in the fields of federal courts and criminal law, but he has also taught or published in the fields of constitutional law, remedies, and comparative U.S./European federalism. He is the co-author of several editions of Hart & Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System and has published widely in law journals. He is a member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute. Lunch will be provided.

  • Apr 8
    Barrister Donor Society & Heritage Society Reception 6:00 PMSee description

    Members of the Barrister Donor Society & Heritage Society are invited to a reception with special guest, Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead on Friday, April 8, 2011, from 6:00-7:30p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Please RSVP by April 1, 2011 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y69FCJL. For more information, contact Anna Corliss at 919-613-7010 or corliss@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

  • Apr 11
    CANCELED: Understanding Wisconsin: The Decline of Unions and the Rise of American Plutocracy 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Inviting speaker to discuss the rise of income inequality in the United States and its link to the decline of unionization and changing government policies. For more information, contact Mark Irvine at mark.irvine@duke.edu.

  • Apr 11
    The Issue of Voter Assistance in Election Law 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor Chad Flanders of St. Louis University will discuss the litigation surrounding the 2010 U.S. Senate election in Alaska between Lisa Murkowski and Joe Miller. Prof. Flanders will describe the permissible lengths states can go to to assist voters, including providing lists of certified write-in candidates, as Alaska did in 2010. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Jonathan Ross at Jross21186@gmail.com.

  • Apr 11
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 11
    A Summons to History: The African American Historical Perspective in the Legal Battle for Racial Equality 5:00 PMLaw School 3043

    Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the inaugural John Hope Franklin Professor of Law and History, will deliver the Robert R. Wilson Lecture on the legal battle for racial equality in the United States. John Hope Franklin once wrote that the mid-twentieth century offered a most opportune moment for the "the valid interconnection between the history of a people and their drive for first-class citizenship." In her lecture, Professor Higginbotham will explore the important role of scholarship on African Americans and, specifically, the work of historian John Hope Franklin and others in advancing equal rights under law. A reception will follow the lecture. Please contact Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu for more information. This lecture is sponsored by the Robert R. Wilson Fund at Duke University.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

  • Apr 12
    Just-In-Time Career Fair 10:00 AMFuqua School of Business

    Join the Career Center for the second annual "Just-in-Time" Career Fair in collaboration with the Duke Fuqua School of Business, the Duke Law School, the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, The Duke Office for Global Health, and Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy.

    This Fair is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to connect with employers who have immediate openings for summer and full-time opportunities. For more information about the fair or for a list of registered employers: www.studentaffairs.duke.edu/career/career-fairs

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

  • Apr 12
    "Enemies of the People" Screening 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join the Duke ICCSN for a screening of "Enemies of the People," winner of the 2010 World Documentary Prize at Sundance. "Enemies of the People" documents the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge killing fields of Cambodia. Watch as one of the party's ideological leaders, Brother Number Two, confesses his involvement for the first time. Brother Number Two, or Nuon Chea's trial is just beginning at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, a joint UN-Cambodia established war crimes tribunal. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Stephanie Richards at stephanie.richards@duke.edu.

  • Apr 12
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 12
    2L Career Strategies for Public Service Positions 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Interested in Public Service positions? Attend this presentation to learn more about how to plan accordingly during your 2L year and OCI. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 12
    Inside the Professor's Studio: Jedediah Purdy 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join us for the last installment of this semester's "Inside the Professor's Studio." 3L Almira Moronne will be interviewing the inimitable Professor Jedediah Purdy. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, "Inside the Professor's Studio" is designed to give students fresh insight into the lives that our professors have led. The series allows our terrific 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, contact Noah Browne at noahbrowne@gmail.com.

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

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

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

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

  • Apr 12
    1L Locopops with DLJ 4:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Please join the Duke Law Journal for its annual recruiting event. 1Ls are invited to meet DLJ members, to eat delicious Locopops 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 Shiveh Reed at shiveh.r@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

  • Apr 13
    The Secrets of Your Success: A Hiring Chair Shares Her Insights to the Offer Process 12:15 PMLaw School 4049

    Kim Taylor, the former Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Partner and Chair of the Firm's Hiring Committee, is a renown expert on the hiring, development, evaluation and training of summer associates. She will share her candid insights on the ways that bright, well-meaning and ambitious law students sabotage their offer chances with poor project management, political missteps, failure to secure an effective mentor, and other avoidable disasters. Ms. Taylor will also discuss how to deal with a no-offer decision if it happens to you--strategic, immediate action is critical. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 13
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 13
    BLSA General Body Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    BLSA General Body Meeting. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Brandon Myers at brandon.myers@duke.edu.

  • Apr 13
    Confirming Kagan and Sotomayor: An insider's perspective 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Michael Gerhardt recently served as Special Counsel to Senator Patrick Leahy on the Judiciary Committee, where he helped to oversee the confirmation hearings of Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Professor Gerhardt will provide an inside view of the confirmation process for our two most recent Supreme Court Justices. Professor Gerhardt is also the Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor at Law for the University of North Carolina. Lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Alex Herskowitz at alex.herskowitz@duke.edu.

  • Apr 13
    DBA Executive Board Weekly Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    DBA's weekly executive board meeting. Open to all who would like to attend. If you would like to be included in the agenda, please contact Lauren Ross at lauren.a.ross@duke.edu no later than Tuesday at 5 pm.

  • Apr 13
    Meet & Greet: Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy 5:00 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Law School Cochran Loft (area above Star Commons)
    Come meet the members of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy at this informal event. Take a study break to eat some donuts, get some coffee, and learn about our journal, our events, our publication process, and our selection criteria. We welcome all 1Ls thinking about participating in the casenote competition to come talk to us about the process and see if the Con Law journal might be the right journal for you! For more information, contact Sara Wexler at sara.wexler@duke.edu.

  • Apr 13
    Craven-Everett Inn of Court Meeting 6:00 PMLaw School 3171

    Annual business dinner meeting followed by skit-based program entitled "Rambo v. Little Red Riding Hood." The program will explore the contrasts in style between zealous advocacy that embodies extreme civility, and the other kinds of advocacy. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to RSVP contact Susan McLean at mclean@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

  • Apr 14
    National Security since 9/11: New Norms for a New Decade? 8:00 AMFuqua School of Business

    Panels of experts will examine issues relating to national security, including indefinite detention of terrorists, information security (e.g. WikiLeaks), armed drones, airport security, and the protection of privacy in the cyber era which all illustrate the tensions between the needs of security in an era of asymmetrical threats and the preservation of civil liberties and other interests in a democratic society.
    Sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security, the Center for International and Comparative Law, and the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Scott Silliman at silliman@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/lens/conferences/2011/program

  • Apr 14
    Casenote Competition Mandatory Training Sessions 9:55 AMLaw School 3041

    All 1Ls planning to participate in the Casenote Competition for journal membership are required to attend one of the mandatory training sessions in the Law School's electronic submission system. Please bring your laptop. For more information, contact Shiveh Reed at shiveh.r@duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    Christian Legal Society Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the Christian Legal Society for its final lunchtime talk of the school year. Professor Stanley Hauerwas, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School, will be our speaker. Please contact Will Kang at william.kang@duke.edu if you have any questions.

  • Apr 14
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    Graduating 3Ls and Others: Learn the Best Strategies for Tackling Student Debt 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Business Law Society in welcoming Mathew Ashley of GL Advisor to discuss 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. Drawing on his background in finance, Mr. Ashley will explain the positive impact of new legislation on law students, the benefits of restructured payment strategies, and the necessity of having 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 Arie Eernisse at arie.eernisse@duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    A Discussion with Judge Richard Leon 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join Judge Richard Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He will be discussing his experiences from the bench and the role of the judge. Lunch will be served. Please contact Chris Berg at ctb18@duke.edu for more information.

  • Apr 14
    2L Job Search Success: Approach OCI with LASER Focus 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Including an overview of the private sector markets, approaching your 2L job search starting this summer, and your "Big Picture" approach to career planning, The Complete 2L Summer Job Search (focused on firms) will be held: Thursday, April 14 at 12:15 PM in Room 3037 (lunch will be provided), Wednesday, May 4 at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM, Rooms TBD (following exams). Students need only attend one of these sessions, and may pick the date and time that best fits their schedule. In lieu of attending one of the above (or in addition to), students focused primarily on careers in the public interest or government, or who want to keep this option open, must attend "2L Career Strategies for Public Service Positions," the remaining two sessions of which will take place on Wednesday, May 4 at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, Room TBD.

  • Apr 14
    Law and Social Science Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4055

    The presenter for the April session of the Law and Social Science Workshop will be John Bowen, the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor of Arts and Sciences (Anthropology) at Washington University in St. Louis. Lunch will be provided for all those who RSVP to Lisa Musty at musty@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 14
    2011 Hardt Cup Finals 5:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The Moot Court Board proudly presents the final round of the 2011 Hardt Cup Tournament. All students and faculty are encouraged to watch as this year's finalists, Elle Gilley and Emily May, argue the Fourth Amendment GPS-tracking case U.S. v. Maynard and Jones before a panel of distinguished jurists. The final-round panel will consist of Chief Judge Louise Flanagan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Judge Richard Gergel of the District of South Carolina, and Justice Paul Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court. A reception will follow. For more information, contact the Hardt Cup coordinators at jdeweese@gmail.com.

  • Apr 14
    Boston Duke Law Alumni Reception 6:00 PMSee description

    Featuring remarks by Duke Law Professor James Cox.
    James D. Cox is the Brainerd Currie Professor of Law at Duke University and a renowned expert in the areas of corporate and securities law. He has published extensively in the areas of market regulation and corporate governance and has testified before the U.S. House and Senate on insider trading, class actions, and market reform issues. In 2009, he was appointed to the Bipartisan Policy Center's credit rating agency task force. This event will be held at the Federal Reserve Plaza, Connolly Center, 4th Floor, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210. Our event is generously hosted by Collora, LLP. Please RSVP by Monday, April 11, to http://bit.ly/fRdsUk. For more information, contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu. or (919) 613-7017.

Friday, April 15, 2011

  • Apr 15
    Judicial Training Seminar: International Human Rights Law in U.S. Courts All DayLaw School 4045

    For more information, please contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    National Security since 9/11: New Norms for a New Decade? 8:00 AMFuqua School of Business

    Panels of experts will examine issues relating to national security, including indefinite detention of terrorists, information security (e.g. WikiLeaks), armed drones, airport security, and the protection of privacy in the cyber era all illustrate the tensions between the needs of security in an era of asymmetrical threats and the preservation of civil liberties and other interests in a democratic society.
    Sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security, the Center for International and Comparative Law, and the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Scott Silliman at silliman@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/lens/conferences/2011/program

  • Apr 15
    Casenote Competition Mandatory Training Sessions 9:55 AMLaw School 3041

    All 1Ls planning to participate in the Casenote Competition for journal membership are required to attend one of the mandatory training sessions in the Law School's electronic submission system. Please bring your laptop. For more information, contact Shiveh Reed at shiveh.r@duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Apr 15
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 15
    Duke Law Texas Barbecue 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    All members of the Duke Law Community are invited to enjoy Texas-style barbecue (from Q-Shack) along with soda, lemonade, and tea. Co-sponsored by the DBA and the Texas Club of Duke Law. For more information, contact Jonathan Nussbaum at jmn25@duke.edu.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

  • Apr 16
    Prom Dress Donation Event 10:00 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 Jennifer Nearhood jjn6@duke.edu or Kim Burrucker at Burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 16
    Representing Athletes in 2011 1:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Have you ever entertained the idea of working in the sports industry, but don't know how to do it? Do you want to hear professional athletes, agents, and managers discuss if the law treats players worse than normal employees? Do you have any interest in representing athletes in America or abroad? Do you care about the future of digital media and its impact on the sports industry? The Sports and Entertainment Law Society will be hosting its first annual symposium. Our speakers come from all areas of sports law. Panelists include: former NBA team manager, NBA agent, NASCAR driver, financial planner to players in every professional league, former professional football player, the UFL's director of digital media, and Duke University's Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jennifer Sanderson at jls67@duke.edu.

  • Apr 16
    Tricky Dick: The Screening 1:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Did you miss Tricky Dick? Do you want to see it again? We've got you covered! Come see a screening of Tricky Dick on Saturday, April 16 at 1 PM! Pizza and beer will be provided. For more information, contact James Van Strander (james.vanstrander@duke.edu).

Monday, April 18, 2011

  • Apr 18
    Last Day of Spring Term Classes All DaySee description

    Last Day of Spring Term Classes

  • Apr 18
    Public Interest and Pro Bono Open House 9:00 AMSee description

    Please stop by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono (Room 4050) to pick up your Certificate of Achievement, enjoy refreshments and beverages, and swap stories with your public interest classmates! This open house is for all students who completed pro bono placements or demonstrated leadership in public interest activities during the 2010-2011 academic year. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 18
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 18
    The DONE Awards 12:15 PMLaw School 3041

    The DONE Awards are DBA's awards ceremony honoring Duke Law's Outstanding and Noteworthy Endeavors. Capped by the Distinguished Teacher Award, various students and student organizations will be honored. For more information, contact Tyson Shaw at k.tyson.shaw@gmail.com.

  • Apr 18
    PALS Brainstorming Session 3:00 PMLaw School 4055

    PALS (Parents Attending Law School) is having a brainstorming session to build a foundation for next year. We will focus on three areas: 1) growing a strong network connecting Duke Law families, 2) bridging to similar groups at Fuqua and other graduate/professional schools at Duke and 3) enhancing Duke Law's reputation among potential students as a family-friendly institution. Of course, parents are even busier than most law students, so another goal is to make sure that any events and programming are modest in scale and aimed at making life as a student/parent more manageable. If you're a parent, planning to be, or just want to help out, join us for the brief meeting. For more information, please contact Timothy Lee at tpl5@duke.edu.

  • Apr 18
    Congratulations to the 1Ls for Finishing their First Year of Classes 4:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The Office of Student Affairs would like to congratulate the 1Ls on completing their first year of classes! To celebrate, please come to the Star Commons after your last class at 4:30 p.m. and enjoy some cake and refreshments. For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 18
    Duke Law Passover Seder 6:30 PMSee description

    Join faculty, staff and students at the annual Duke Law Passover Seder. 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. RSVP by April 5, 2011.

    http://survey.oit.duke.edu/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=page&pollid=LawEvents!Sedar_2011

  • Apr 18
    SALSA End-of-Year Mixer 7:00 PMLaw School 4045

    Come meet the new SALSA leadership over South Asian snacks. For more information, please contact Kunal Choksi at kunaljchoksi@gmail.com.

  • Apr 18
    Duke Law Alumni-Student Reception in Vienna 7:00 PMSee description

    Please join Austrian alumni in welcoming to Vienna Duke Law School's Willem Vis Moot Arbitration Competition team, along with Prof. Charles Holton and Assistant Dean Jennifer Maher. Location: Restaurant "3 Hacken" in Singerstrasse 28. Please request the "Duke" table.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

  • Apr 19
    Reading and Exam Period for Spring Term Classes All DaySee description

    Reading and Exam Period for Spring Term Classes: Tuesday, April 19th through Friday, May 6th.

  • Apr 19
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 19
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The DBA Finance Committee will be meeting to review finance requests. Please place a funding request form in Seth Reich's mail folder by 10 A.M. on Tuesday. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss their requests. Please direct any questions to seth.reich@duke.edu

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

  • Apr 20
    Reading and Exam Period for Spring Term Classes All DaySee description

    Reading and Exam Period for Spring Term Classes: Tuesday, April 19th through Friday, May 6th.

  • Apr 20
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

  • Apr 21
    Reading and Exam Period for Spring Term Classes All DaySee description

    Reading and Exam Period for Spring Term Classes: Tuesday, April 19th through Friday, May 6th.

  • Apr 21
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 21
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

Friday, April 22, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

  • Apr 23
    Bojangles Study Break 11:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Students are invited to take a break from their exam study sessions by enjoying a North Carolina favorite: Biscuits and sweet tea from Bojangles! The Office of Student Affairs will serve up chicken biscuits, tea, and coffee in the Star Commons starting at 11 p.m. Take a minute to refuel and visit with fellow students before getting back to the books.

Monday, April 25, 2011

  • Apr 25
    Reading and Exam Period for Spring Term Classes All DaySee description

    Reading and Exam Period for Spring Term Classes: Tuesday, April 19th through Friday, May 6th.

  • Apr 25
    3Ls and LLMs: Donate to the 2011 Class Gift! 12:15 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join us during lunch to make a gift or pledge to the Graduating Class Gift! Committee members will be at a table underneath the stairs across from Star Commons until Tuesday, May 3! We have raised $69,000 so far from 20% of the students! Help us reach our goal of $103,000 from 65% of the graduating students!

    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 at the Gala in May. 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. For more information, please contact Anna Corliss corliss@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

  • Apr 28
    Reading and Exam Period for Spring Term Classes All DaySee description

    Reading and Exam Period for Spring Term Classes: Tuesday, April 19th through Friday, May 6th.

  • Apr 28
    Orlando Luncheon with Dean David F. Levi 12:00 PMSee description

    Please join Dean David F. Levi for lunch with Orlando area alumni on Thursday, April 28,2011 from 12-1:30 p.m., and to receive an update on the school, to engage in dialogue about the future of legal education and practice, and to mingle with Duke friends and colleagues. Location: Murcott Room, Citrus Club, 1800 Citrus Center, 255 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL. Please RSVP by April 21st at: http://bit.ly/g5bRY0.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

  • May 5
    Reading and Exam Period for Spring Term Classes All DaySee description

    Reading and Exam Period for Spring Term Classes: Tuesday, April 19th through Friday, May 6th.

  • May 5
    Student Portrait Session with Duke Photography 10:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Duke Photography will take professional portraits of students in the Blue Lounge. The sitting fee has been waived; students will be able to view proofs online for free and purchase a photo at the discounted price of $20. The photo can be used for the Duke Law Student Directory, Mother's Day gifts, your LinkedIn page, etc. Remember, faculty and employers use the Student Directory to learn more about you -- present your best face with a professional photo. Sign up for a time at http://bit.ly/eGciiZ ; contact Melinda Vaughn at vaughn@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • May 5
    Capstone Project Presentation by Andrei Mamolea 1:30 PMLaw School 4172

    3L Andrei Mamolea will present his paper on "The Myth of Legalism in U.S. Foreign Relations, 1898-1936," which draws on extensive research at the National Archives and Library of Congress. Copies of Andrei's paper will be available in advance of the presentation. Please contact Professor Kathy Bradley for more information at kbradley@law.duke.edu.

  • May 5
    DC International Alumni Events for JD/LLM, LLM and alumni 6:30 PMSee description

    Please join us in DC for our Happy Hour at Sette Osteria
    1666 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle Metro Stop). Valet parking available after 6:30 at garage next to Sette, R Street, southwest corner of Connecticut. RSVP at: http://bit.ly/hFaCZb.

    http://bit.ly/hFaCZb

Friday, May 6, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

  • May 10
    "Adjudicating the Guilty Mind" All DayLaw School 4055

    An interdisciplinary symposium on the challenges of crime definition and proof related to the modern federal criminal offenses of fraud, corruption, and obstruction. For these offenses, the core issue is neither the act done nor the harm caused but the defendant's thoughts and intentions. Thus, adjudicating these cases demands new levels of sophistication in conceptualizing the guilty mind. Participants will include experts in law, ethics, psychology, and neuroscience. The symposium is hosted by Duke Law professors Lisa Kern Griffin, Sara Sun Beale, and Samuel Buell. For more information contact, Shaunda Helm at slh43@duke.edu.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

  • May 11
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • May 11
    Forever Duke Commencement Kick-Off Cocktail Party 8:00 PMSee description

    The Alumni Association is starting 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 2011 will be distributed. We highly suggest you arrive on time to make sure you get yours! All graduating undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students are invited to the party! No registration is necessary, but do be sure to bring your Duke Card and ID. Event information is located on Facebook
    Event Contact: (919) 684-2766 (Kim Hanauer) or kim@daa.duke.edu

Thursday, May 12, 2011

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

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

  • May 12
    Academic Technologies Lunch and Learn Series 12:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Come join Academic Technologies as we discuss technologies and their use in the Law School during our Lunch and Learn Series held on the first Thursday of every month. Open to faculty, students, and staff. Bring your own lunch.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/actech/lunchandlearn

  • May 12
    Graduation Gala 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Celebrate with your 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. Heavy Hors d'oeuvres with beer and wine served.
    You, the graduate, are invited at no charge compliments of Duke Law. Guests - $30 each. Semi-formal attire recommended.

Friday, May 13, 2011

  • May 13
    Family Barbecue 5:00 PMDoris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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

  • May 13
    Candlelight Dinner (International students and guests) 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    This event proves to be one of the most special of the year, as international students' and LLM students' families and friends travel from around the world to share in graduation. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. Attendance is free. Business casual to semi-formal attire is recommended.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

  • May 14
    Law School Hooding Ceremony 5:30 PMCameron Indoor Stadium

    4:45 PM: student 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 on stage. DVDs of the ceremony as well as individual student pictures will be available for purchase.

  • May 14
    Champagne Farewell 7:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Immediately following the Hooding Ceremony, Law School, Star Commons - Share a glass with friends, family, and fellow graduating students. All are welcome. There is no program.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

  • May 15
    Continental Breakfast 8:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

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

  • May 15
    University Commencement Ceremony 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 15
    Diploma Pick-up 11:30 AMLaw School Star Commons

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

  • May 24
    Duke Law Alumni Reception in Brussels 7:30 PMSee description

    Join host Olivier Van Ermengem (Duke Law LLM Class of 1995), Don and Judy Horowitz, and fellow Duke alumni for an informal get-together at the home of Olivier Van Ermengem, Rue Berckmans 81, 1060 Brussels. Please RSVP to Axel Clerens (Duke Law LLM Class of 2005) and Olivier Van Ermengemolivier .

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

  • May 26
    Summer Orientation 9:00 AMLaw School 4047

    Duke Law School welcomes the incoming Class of 2014! Students will be introduced to the Duke Law School community through a series of informational sessions, campus tours, and faculty outings. Please take the opportunity to welcome our new students. For more information, contact Maria Magher in the Office of Student Affairs at magher@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/students/orientation/summer2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

  • May 27
    Summer Orientation 8:30 AMLaw School 4047

    Duke Law School welcomes the incoming Class of 2014! Students will be introduced to the Duke Law School community through a series of informational sessions, campus tours, and faculty outings. Please take the opportunity to welcome our new students. For more information, contact Maria Magher in the Office of Student Affairs at magher@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/students/orientation/summer2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

  • Jun 1
    Summer RA Orientation 10:00 AMLaw School 3171

    The Goodson Law Library is offering a brief orientation to answer the most common questions we hear from student RAs. We'll provide you with tips and tricks for more efficient and effective research. Please register for one of the two scheduled sessions at http://bit.ly/kczQPb. Snacks will be provided!

  • Jun 1
    Summer Starters Lunch series 12:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The JD-LLM program in International and Comparative Law hosts a series of informal talks over lunch in June and July for the new group of summer starters (both JD-LLM and JD-MA students). This first session will feature Professor Jonathan Wiener, speaking on International Climate Policy and Comparative Risk Regulation. For more information, contact Karen Novy at novy@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 1
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please note Summer workshops will be held in Burdman lounge through July 20, 2011. For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

  • Jun 2
    Summer Starter Orientation: Meet and Greet with the Career Center! 9:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Stop by the Blue Lounge from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM to meet and speak with members of the Career and Professional Development Center Staff! Bagels and coffee will be served. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 2
    Summer RA Orientation 2:00 PMLaw School 3171

    The Goodson Law Library is offering a brief orientation to answer the most common questions we hear from student RAs. We'll provide you with tips and tricks for more efficient and effective research. Please register for one of the two scheduled sessions at http://bit.ly/kczQPb. Snacks will be provided!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

  • Jun 7
    2011 Summer Starters Lunch Series 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    The JD-LLM program in International and Comparative Law hosts a series of informal talks over lunch in June and July for the new group of summer starters (both JD-LLM and JD-MA students). This session will be held in Burdman lounge, room 3000 and will feature Professor Bill Brown, speaking on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. For more information, contact Karen Novy at novy@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 7
    Lexmark Training 1:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Updated training on the best use procedures for the Lexmark Multifunction Devices. For more information, contact Rochelle Newton-Brown at newton-brown@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

  • Jun 8
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please note Summer workshops will be held in Burdman lounge through July 20, 2011. For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

  • Jun 9
    2011 Summer Starters Lunch Series 12:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The JD-LLM program in International and Comparative Law hosts a series of informal talks over lunch in June and July for the new group of summer starters (both JD-LLM and JD-MA students). This session will feature Professor Jim Salzman: "Creating Markets for Ecosystem Services." For more information, contact Karen Novy at novy@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

  • Jun 14
    2011 Summer Starters Lunch Series 12:00 PMLaw School 3000

    The JD-LLM program in International and Comparative Law hosts a series of informal talks over lunch in June and July for the new group of summer starters (both JD-LLM and JD-MA students). This session will feature Professor Larry Helfer, speaking on "The Design and Effectiveness of International Institutions." For more information, contact Karen Novy at novy@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

  • Jun 15
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please note Summer workshops will be held in Burdman lounge through July 20, 2011. For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

  • Jun 16
    Duke Law California Alumni Retreat All DaySee description

    Please save the date for a Duke Law California Alumni Retreat, June 16-19, 2011, at the Villagio Inn & Spa in Yountville, Calif. We are pulling out all the stops for a fantastic weekend in wine country! Relax and rewind with Duke Law colleagues; tour local wineries, shops, galleries, and other area attractions; and discuss hot topics in law and business with Duke Law faculty and guest speakers. Full details are forthcoming. For more information, contact the Alumni & Development office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu or 919-613-7017.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/alumni/napa

Monday, June 20, 2011

  • Jun 20
    DukeALERT Notification System Test on June 23rd All DaySee description

    At about 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, Duke will conduct a test of the various communication tools of the DukeALERT notification system. This event is part of a periodic test of the DukeALERT communication tools that will also help raise awareness about how Duke community members will be notified of an emergency. The test is conducted once during the spring and fall semesters and once during the summer, when the audience is significantly different with various camps and programs on campus. Duke will also test the new alert bar that will automatically highlight emergency news on websites across the university. Emergency text messages will be sent to all students and any faculty or staff members who have registered to receive them. Duke faculty and staff can sign up for this service at: https://sms.oit.duke.edu/register

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

  • Jun 22
    2011 Summer Starters Lunch Series 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    The JD-LLM program in International and Comparative Law hosts a series of informal talks over lunch in June and July for the new group of summer starters (both JD-LLM and JD-MA students). This session will feature Professor Francis McGovern, speaking on Mediation and Mass Torts. For more information, contact Tia Williams at williams@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 22
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please note Summer workshops will be held in Burdman lounge through July 20, 2011. For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

  • Jun 23
    2011 Summer Starters Lunch Series 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    The JD-LLM program in International and Comparative Law hosts a series of informal talks over lunch in June and July for the new group of summer starters (both JD-LLM and JD-MA students). This session will feature Kristina Alayan, speaking on Legal Research in Foreign, International and Comparative Law. For more information, contact Tia Williams at Williams@law.duke.edu

Friday, June 24, 2011

  • Jun 24
    Duke Law School Reception in Asheville 5:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Duke Law School invites you and your guest to join Professor Paul H. Haagen at a Duke Law Alumni Reception in conjunction with the annual meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association at the Grove Park Inn in the Roosevelt K Room, 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804. Please RSVP online or by contacting the Alumni Office at 919-613-7017 by Friday, June 17.

    http://bit.ly/k92MiU

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

  • Jun 29
    JD-LLM Summer Starters Lunch Series 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    The JD-LLM program in International and Comparative Law hosts a series of informal talks over lunch in June and July for the new group of summer starters (both JD-LLM and JD-MA students). This session will feature Professor Arti Rai, speaking on International IP Policy in the Obama Administration. For more information, contact Tia Williams at Williams@law.duke.edu.

  • Jun 29
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please note Summer workshops will be held in Burdman lounge through July 20, 2011. For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

  • Jun 30
    JD-LLM Summer Starters Lunch Series 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    The JD-LLM program in International and Comparative Law hosts a series of informal talks over lunch in June and July for the new group of summer starters (both JD-LLM and JD-MA students). This session will feature Professor Neil Vidmar, speaking on Empirical Studies of Legal Process: McDonald's Coffee Spill Case; Medical Malpractice Litigation; False Confessions; Eyewitness Identification; and, oh yes, The American Jury System. For more information, contact Tia Williams at Williams@law.duke.edu

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

  • Jul 5
    JD/LLM 2011 Summer Starters Lunch Series 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    The JD-LLM program in International and Comparative Law hosts a series of informal talks over lunch in June and July for the new group of summer starters (both JD-LLM and JD-MA students). This session will feature Professor Deborah DeMott, speaking on Comparative Law and Stolen Art. For more information, contact Tia Williams at williams@law.duke.edu

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

  • Jul 6
    Outlining for Exams 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    As the midpoint of the summer approaches, many of you are likely thinking about outlining and how to prepare for your final exams. In this lunchtime session, Professor Doriane Coleman (http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/colemand) will offer clear advice on effective outlining and how it can help you prepare for your exams. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Anne Sherman in the Office of Student Affairs at sherman@law.duke.edu.

  • Jul 6
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please note Summer workshops will be held in Burdman lounge through July 20, 2011. For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

  • Jul 7
    JD-LLM 2011 Summer Starters Lunch Series 12:00 PMLaw School 3000

    The JD-LLM program in International and Comparative Law hosts a series of informal talks over lunch in June and July for the new group of summer starters (both JD-LLM and JD-MA students). This session will feature Professor Steven Schwarcz, speaking on Interesting Times in International Finance. For more information, contact Tia Williams at Williams@law.duke.edu

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

  • Jul 12
    International Practice--What it Means to Work at an International Law Firm 12:00 PMLaw School 3043

    Shearman & Sterling Partner Bob Treuhold, who has practiced in the firm's New York, Paris, London and Abu Dhabi offices, will discuss international careers in the law firm setting. As the former worldwide Managing Partner of Shearman & Sterling and a current leading international Capital Markets and M&A Partner, Bob will discuss his career trajectory as well as the increasingly global nature of the legal profession.

  • Jul 12
    Duke Law School Dinner in Beijing with Senior Associate Dean Paul Haagen 6:30 PMSee description

    You are warmly invited to an alumni gathering in Beijing with Duke Law School Senior Associate Dean Paul Haagen. Reunite with friends, meet current students working in China and admitted students, and hear Professor Haagen's update on current events at the Law School. Event to be held at the China World Hotel, No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing 100004, China. RSVP by Monday, July 11, to Xue Li at lxue@beijing.whitecase.com. For more information, contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

  • Jul 13
    JD-LLM 2011 Summer Starters Lunch Series 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Summer Starters Lunch series 12:00 PM, Law School 4047 The JD-LLM program in International and Comparative Law hosts a series of informal talks over lunch in June and July for the new group of summer starters (both JD-LLM and JD-MA students). This session will feature Professor Paul Carrington, speaking on Transnational Corruption. For more information, contact Tia Williams at williams@law.duke.edu

  • Jul 13
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 3000

    Please note Summer workshops will be held in Burdman lounge through July 20, 2011. For more information, please contact Katy Musolino at Musolino@law.duke.edu.

  • Jul 13
    Duke Law Alumni Dinner in Hong Kong 7:00 PMSee description

    Duke Law School invites you to join us for an Alumni dinner in Hong Kong at the Peking Garden Restaurant, Alexandra House, on Wednesday, July 13 at 7pm. For more information, contact Desiree Sumilang by email at Desiree.Sumilang@hongkong.Allenovery.com or by phone at 852-2974-7029.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

  • Jul 19
    JD-LLM 2011 Summer Starters Lunch Series 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Summer Starters Lunch series 12:00 PM, Law School 4047 The JD-LLM program in International and Comparative Law hosts a series of informal talks over lunch in June and July for the new group of summer starters (both JD-LLM and JD-MA students). This session will feature Professor Curt Bradley, speaking on Military Detention of Alleged Terrorists. For more information, contact Tia Williams at Williams@law.duke.edu

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

  • Jul 21
    Exam Preparation 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    As the last of your summer classes comes to a close, many of you are likely thinking about preparing for your final exams. In this lunchtime session, Professor Doriane Coleman (http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/colemand) will offer clear advice on how to effectively prepare for your exams. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Anne Sherman in the Office of Student Affairs at sherman@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

  • Jul 28
    Duke Send-Off Party in Milwaukee 6:00 PMSee description

    Please join Kesav Mohan (Trinity '04 & Law '09), Donna Faw (Woman's College '70), and Jay Miller (Trinity '71) in welcoming incoming students to the Duke family. With special guest Michael Munger, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program. At the home of Donna Faw and Jay Miller, 4820 N. Oakland Avenue, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with your local Duke community in the Milwaukee area. RSVP to dfaw2001@yahoo.com. For more information, contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

  • Aug 5
    Duke On Tour Interviewing in Houston, TX All DaySee description

    Being held at The Magnolia Hotel in Houston, TX. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 5
    OUTLaw Kickoff Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Please join OUTLaw, Duke Law's LGBT & Allies organization, for our kickoff meeting for the 2011-12 year. All LGBT students & allies are welcome. Meet the Board, hear about events that we are planning, and get an opportunity to take on a leadership role! Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Haley Warden at hfw5@duke.edu.

  • Aug 5
    Duke Law Alumni Dinner in Shanghai 6:00 PMSee description

    Duke Law School invites you to join us for an Alumni dinner in Shanghai at the Sheraton Shanghai Hong Kong Hotel. For more information, contact Danian Zhang at Danian.zhang@bakernet.com

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

  • Aug 9
    The worldwide financial crisis from a European approach: providing certainty to the mortgage markets. 12:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Prof. Sergio Nasarre Aznar is visiting the Law School this summer as a guest of the Global Capital Markets Center. Dr. Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, Ph.D, M.Phil. (Cantab.) (Tarragona, Spain, 1974) is a Civil Law Full Professor at University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona). He is currently also a Court of Appeal Judge. He will give an informal presentation of his research to students and interested members of the Faculty discussing the impact of the worldwide financial crisis on the European mortgage system. For more information, please contact April Bryant at abryant@law.duke.edu

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

  • Aug 13
    L&CP Orientation 10:00 AMLaw School 4055

    L&CP New Staff Editor orientation and training. For more information, contact Lauren Haertlein at llh12@duke.edu.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

  • Aug 14
    L&CP Orientation 10:00 AMLaw School 4055

    L&CP New Staff Editor orientation and training. For more information, contact Lauren Haertlein at llh12@duke.edu.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

  • Aug 23
    CANCELED: DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the DBA Finance Committee. If your student organization has a funding request, please attend this meeting the week before your event. To request funds, please fill out the following form, http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/financialforms/Funding_Authorizatio..., and submit one copy to Seth Reich's mail folder by 10am on Tuesday morning. Bring another copy for reference at the meeting.

  • Aug 23
    Supreme Court Review 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law Professors Neil Siegel, Stuart Benjamin, Joseph Blocher, Marin Levy, and Ernest Young 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.

  • Aug 23
    An Insider's Guide to Effective Callbacks 12:30 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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

  • Aug 24
    Effective Time Management Strategies 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Upper-class students will share their tips for success in law school, including effective study habits, scheduling tips that work, and ways to balance work and family life. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 24
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting. To be added to the agenda, please email Lauren Ross, lauren.a.ross@duke.edu.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

  • Aug 26
    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 26
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Fred Kameny at fred.kameny@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 26
    The Art of the Steal Follow-up Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join a campus wide discussion and panel on the prior evening's screening of "The Art of the Steal." This panel discussion features Duke University Counsel Ralph McCaughan and Professor DeMott and Professor Schmalbeck of the law school. This is a great opportunity to discuss lingering questions. It also offers a unique, legal perspective that may not be fully captured on film. The panel will be moderated by Rebecca Kitchens (JD/MA Art History '12). Sponsored by DBA and the Nasher Museum of Art.

  • Aug 26
    Clerkship Wrap-Up Session 3:00 PMLaw School 4055

    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 at clerkshipmanager@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 26
    Student Organization Fair 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The Duke Bar Association will be hosting a Student Organization 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. For more information, contact Morgan Lucas at morgan.lucas@duke.edu.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

  • Aug 29
    2011 Fall OCI-Segment II All DaySee description

    Interviews will be held in the Library Study rooms. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 29
    Supreme Court Review 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

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

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

  • Aug 30
    2011 Fall OCI-Segment II All DaySee description

    Interviews will be held in the Library Study rooms. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 30
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the DBA Finance Committee. If your student organization has a funding request, please attend this meeting two weeks before your event. To request funds, please fill out the following form, http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/financialforms/Funding_Authorizatio..., and submit one copy to Seth Reich's mail folder by 10am on Tuesday morning. Bring another copy for reference at the meeting.

  • Aug 30
    Innocence Project Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Hear more about innocence work at Duke Law and how you can get involved. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Joanna Darcus at jkd12@duke.edu.

  • Aug 30
    Environmental Law Society Orientation Lunch 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Environmental Law Society (ELS) welcomes all of the amazing incoming 1L's with food and a discussion of the awesome opportunities available in environmental law. For more information, contact David Roche at david.roche@duke.edu.

  • Aug 30
    BLSA General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    All students are invited to attend the first General Body Meeting for the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) for the 2011-12 year. Please come and hear about upcoming events and opportunities sponsored by BLSA. Students will also be introduced to the BLSA executive board and meet various faculty members and professors. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Brandon Myers at brandon.myers@duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

  • Aug 31
    2011 Fall OCI-Segment II All DaySee description

    Interviews will be held in the Library Study rooms. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 31
    DJCIL Staff Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    All staff meeting for DJCIL. For more information, contact Ashley Watkins at ashleywatk@gmail.com.

  • Aug 31
    International Law Society Kick-Off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    The International Law Society (ILS) is having its kick-off meeting for the 2011-2012 academic year. Come by to learn about what we do, meet like-minded students, and simply enjoy some delicious international food. For more information, please contact Victor Ma at victor.ma@duke.edu

  • Aug 31
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting. To be added to the agenda, please email Lauren Ross, lauren.a.ross@duke.edu.

  • Aug 31
    Managing Stress 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Dr. Janet Hortin, the medical director of the Duke Student Health Center, will discuss effective ways to manage stress for personal growth and academic success. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 31
    Working for the DOJ: A 2L and 3L Informational Panel 4:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Join a representative from the Department of Justice Office as they present 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 the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

  • Sep 1
    2011 Fall OCI-Segment II All DaySee description

    Interviews will be held in the Library Study rooms. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 1
    Professional Portrait Photo Session for Students 10:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Get a professional portrait taken for your Student Directory profile. Duke Photography will hold a photo session in the Blue Lounge on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For this special session only, Duke Law will pay for the sitting fees and you will be able to purchase the photo of your choice for just $20. All incoming students are strongly encouraged to submit a professional portrait to the Duke Law Student Directory (www.law.duke.edu/studir), which is used by employers and faculty (as well as your classmates) to identify students. You may sign up for the photo session by visiting http://tiny.cc/24fxh. You will be able to review and purchase your photos from the session on Duke Photography's web site. Don't forget to wear business attire! Please contact Melinda Vaughn at vaughn@law.duke.edu with questions.

    http://tiny.cc/24fxh

  • Sep 1
    Federalist Society Ice Cream Social 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Come join the Federalist Society at our annual Ice Cream Social as we gear up for this year's speaker series. Grab some lunch and then come on up for some delicious Maple View Farms Ice Cream and mingle with the Federalist Society members! Sundae supplies provided. All are welcome! For more information contact Phil Aubart at pla4@duke.edu

  • Sep 1
    Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society Kick-off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Come join the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society for our first meeting of the year! All students interested in intellectual property law, cyberlaw, technology, and everything in between are welcome to come learn about upcoming IPCS events and activities. Students interested in 1L representative positions and other ways of getting involved with IPCS are especially encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Daniela Juvani at daniela.juvani@duke.edu.

Friday, September 2, 2011

  • Sep 2
    2011 Fall OCI-Segment II All DaySee description

    Interviews will be held in the Library Study rooms. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 2
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Fred Kameny at fred.kameny@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 2
    RASP Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Kick-off meeting for the 2011-2012 academic year. Come hear about RASP's mission and learn how you can get involved helping to provide legal assistance to refugees in our area. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Catherine Kimel at catherine.kimel@duke.edu.

  • Sep 2
    First Friday! 4:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    First Friday! Come enjoy music, drinks, and delicious Refectory food (served at 4:45) as you get reacquainted with old friends and colleagues and meet new members of the Duke Law community! All students, faculty, and staff are invited to this celebration in Star Commons. A special welcome to our 1L and LLM students! For more information, contact Jonathan Nussbaum at jmn25@duke.edu.

Monday, September 5, 2011

  • Sep 5
    HLSA Introductory Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    Everyone is invited to attend the first meeting for Duke Law's Hispanic Law Student Association(HLSA) for the 2011-12 year. Come meet fellow Hispanic law students and help organize exciting upcoming events. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Michael Vargas at mv48@duke.edu.

  • Sep 5
    Custom and Law Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Erin Daniel at Daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 5
    Law & History Society Kick-Off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    This is the first meeting of the Law & History Society, a law school club that brings in speakers and puts on events related to the intersection of law and history. At this meeting, we will elect 1L representatives and a new secretary, as well as get input for future legal history scholars to invite to campus for lunch events. Lunch will be served and everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Lauren Ross at laurenaross@gmail.com.

  • Sep 5
    OUTLaw Kickoff Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4049

    Please join OUTLaw, Duke Law's LGBT & Allies organization, for our kickoff meeting for the 2011-12 year. All LGBT students & allies are welcome. Meet the Board, hear about events that we are planning, and get an opportunity to take on a leadership role! Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Haley Warden at hfw5@duke.edu.

  • Sep 5
    Sports & Entertainment Law Society Kick-Off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The Sports & Entertainment Law Society invites students to attend its kick-off meeting. Come meet the executive board, learn about the organization, and hear about the upcoming events for the year. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Shelby Highstein at shelby.highstein@duke.edu.

  • Sep 5
    Dean's Cup Information Session 12:30 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 held on Monday, September 5 or Thursday, September 15. Tournament chairs Alex Bluebond, Bryan Leitch, and Elle Gilley will discuss the tournament format, how students can qualify for membership on the Moot Court Board, and the nature of this year's problem. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Alex Bluebond at jab56@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

  • Sep 6
    Public Interest Law Foundation Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Come to PILF's kick-off meeting! Learn how PILF can help you fund your public interest job next summer and how 1Ls can join the board. We understand that there are other meetings that 1Ls may want to attend. Two information sessions will be offered today: one during lunch in room 3043 and a second information session today at 4:15 in room 4049. For more information, please contact Michele Dunsky at michele.dunsky@duke.edu.

  • Sep 6
    ALSA General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Asian Law Students Association (ALSA) invites all students to attend our General Body Meeting. Come hear about upcoming events and opportunities and learn how to apply to be a 1L representative. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Michelle Huang at michelle.x.huang@duke.edu

  • Sep 6
    Duke Human Rights Law Society Interest Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join Duke Human Rights Law Society for our first meeting of the year! This is a great chance to meet the Board, hear about planned events for the year/opportunities in human rights law here at Duke, and tell us about what you would like to see happen with the organization. Information about applying for the Board as a 1L Representative or other position will also be announced. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Emma Htun at emma.htun@duke.edu.

  • Sep 6
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the DBA Finance Committee. If your student organization has a funding request, please attend this meeting two weeks before your event. To request funds, please fill out the following form, http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/financialforms/Funding_Authorizatio..., and submit one copy to Seth Reich's mail folder by 10am on Tuesday morning. Bring another copy for reference at the meeting.

  • Sep 6
    2Ls and 3Ls: Jobs in Government and Public Interest 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    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 2Ls and 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 6
    Guardian ad Litem Information Session 12:30 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 6
    Constitutionalism and Diversity: Sexual Orientation in South Africa 4:00 PMSmith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 "Garage"

    South African Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron will speak on efforts in South Africa to guarantee rights for gay, lesbian, trans-gendered and queer citizens post-apartheid. For the discussion, Justice Cameron will be referring to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Nation: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Activism in South Africa," by Ryan Richard Thoreson, published in the September 2008 edition of the Journal of South African Studies. For more information, please contact dhrc@duke.edu or 660-3184. The Center for International & Comparative Law is also a co-sponsor.

    http://humanrights.fhi.duke.edu/justice-edwin-cameron-constitutionalism-and-diversity-sexual-orientation-in-south-africa

  • Sep 6
    Entrepreneurship Dinner and Discussion in Chicago 5:30 PMSee description

    With Duke Law Dean David F. Levi and Chicago entrepreneur John A. Canning, Jr., Duke Law '69. Mr. Canning has more than 29 years of experience in private equity investing and is Chairman of Madison Dearborn Partners. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and discussion at 6:30. At The Gage, 24 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL. $50 per person (cash bar reception). Register by September 1. All members of the Duke community in Chicago are welcome to attend. Presented by Duke Law School and The Fuqua School of Business. For more information, contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/events/event_order.cgi?tmpl=events&event=2316783

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

  • Sep 7
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting. To be added to the agenda, please email Lauren Ross, lauren.a.ross@duke.edu.

  • Sep 7
    Community Roundtable Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    All leaders of student organizations are asked to attend this important transitional meeting with the DBA and the Office of Student Affairs, which will provide important information about planning student activities, budgeting, and working with support offices within the Law School. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 7
    Global Health Seminar: "Stigma and AIDS: The Personal and the Political" 4:00 PMJohn Hope Franklin Center 240

    DGHI is proud to host this global health seminar by noted human rights champion Edwin Cameron, a sitting justice on South Africa's Constitutional Court. Judge Cameron's legal work and personal experience as an HIV-positive public figure have been instrumental in improving access to antiretroviral therapy and destigmatizing the disease in his home country. A catered reception will follow the talk. Co-sponsored by the Center for AIDS Research, the Center for International Studies and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, contact Emma Finley at 668-4036 or emma.finley@duke.edu.

    http://globalhealth.duke.edu/news-events/calendar/stigma-and-aids-the-personal-and-the-political-judge-edwin-cameron

  • Sep 7
    Immigration Education Project Training 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Student leaders of the Immigration Education Project will provide training to volunteers to share with the immigrant population of Durham and surrounding counties. Dinner will be served to those who RSVP. Contact Lauren Bonds lcb26@duke.edu or Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 7
    Wellness Wednesdays Movie 6:00 PMLaw School 3037

    The Office of Student Affairs will be showing "It's Kind of a Funny Story," starring Zach Galifianakis and Keir Gilchrist, as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday series. The movie tells the story of a young, high-school student who gets a new start and discovers some valuable things about himself after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. Students are invited to take a break to watch the movie and reflect on its themes. Popcorn will be served! For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 7
    Street Law Mock Trial Training 6:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Participants of the Street Law Mock Trial will receive participate in Apprenticeship 101 and WOW 101 training. A 101 familiarizes participants with the Citizen Schools model and W 101 provides students with information and techniques on lesson planning and other needed procedures related to a mock trial. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at Burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

  • Sep 8
    Annual Bernstein Lecture 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    South African Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron will speak on Constitutionalism, Rights, and International Law: The Glenister Decision. Further information on the judgment can be found on our website. Limited Lunch will be served. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Erin Daniel.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=6649&u=26

  • Sep 8
    Coffee with Navy JAG 4:00 PMLaw School 4040

    Join JAG for a group presentation and coffee will be served. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu

  • Sep 8
    Becoming a Law Professor: Panel on Teaching at Law Schools 4:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Professors Sara Beale, Stuart Benjamin, John Inazu (Duke Law grad and professor at Washington University Law School), and Bradley Wendel (Duke Law grad and professor at Cornell Law School) will give advice on starting a career in legal academia. Topics will include publishing, fellowships, and the teaching market. All students considering careers in teaching at law schools are strongly encouraged to attend. Please look at the resources at http://www.law.duke.edu/teaching/teachingmarket before the panel, as the discussion will build on those materials. The first link on that page may be a bit too daunting but it accurately reflects the kinds of things that faculties look for, and the centrality of scholarship. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/teaching/teachingmarket

Friday, September 9, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

  • Sep 12
    The Impact of 9-11 on the U.S. National Security Establishment 2:00 PMSee description

    Join Duke Law Professor Gen. Charles Dunlap, USAF (Ret), and other distinguished panelists regarding "The Impact of 9-11 on the U.S. National Security Establishment," at 4114 Brown Room, Talley Student Center, North Carolina State University. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information, please contact Carolyn Pumphrey (Pumphrey@duke.edu).

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

  • Sep 13
    Red Cross 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 Tseng at rebecca.tseng@duke.edu.

  • Sep 13
    1Ls: Planning for a Public Interest Career 12:30 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 13
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the DBA Finance Committee. If your student organization has a funding request, please attend this meeting two weeks before your event. To request funds, please fill out the following form, http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/financialforms/Funding_Authorizatio..., and submit one copy to Seth Reich's mail folder by 10am on Tuesday morning. Bring another copy for reference at the meeting.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

  • Sep 14
    Public Health Law: Legal Concerns of Implementing a Crisis Standard of Care 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

    The Health Law Society is hosting a lunchtime discussion with Professor James G. Hodge, Director of the Public Health Law Network - Western Region. Professor Hodge is also the Director of the Public Health Law & Policy Program at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and has served as the President of the Public Health Law Association. He will be discussing legal concerns related to implementation of a crisis standard of care. This event will be capped at fifteen attendees. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, contact Colleen at colleen.healy@duke.edu.

  • Sep 14
    Ten Years After 9/11: The Legal Landscape of the "War on Terror" 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Professors Curtis Bradley, Mary Dudziak, Charles Dunlap, and Neil Siegel will consider how the law governing the "war on terrorism" has evolved during the ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. They will discuss such topics as the military detention or trial of alleged terrorists, habeas corpus review, and coercive interrogation. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 14
    North Carolina Bench and Bar Luncheon 12:30 PMSee description

    Associate Justice Samuel Alito will address members of the North Carolina judiciary, and leadership of the North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association. Attendance is by invitation only.

  • Sep 14
    Christian Legal Society Kick-Off 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Join the Christian Legal Society for its inaugural meeting of the semester. Meet current members and hear from Duke alumna Libby Magee Coles, founder and executive director of JusticeMatters. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Karen Gift at karen.gift@duke.edu.

  • Sep 14
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting. To be added to the agenda, please email Lauren Ross, lauren.a.ross@duke.edu.

  • Sep 14
    Hewlett-Packard Reception for Duke & UNC Law Students 5:30 PMSee description

    Have you thought about working as in-house counsel after law school? How much do you know about the life and work of an in-house attorney? Hewlett-Packard is in town to interview Duke and UNC 3Ls for entry level positions in Palo Alto, California, and Plano, Texas. Representatives of the company are also eager to get to know members of the 2L class informally and let you know about unique career opportunities through HP's new First Year Attorney Program. You are invited to attend a reception on Wednesday, September 14, at the Carolina Club at UNC Chapel Hill, where you can mingle with members of HP's Legal and Government Affairs Department. A brief presentation will be conducted on the First Year Attorney Program.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

  • Sep 15
    Jessup Cup Information Session 12:15 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Law Moot Court Board will host this year's Jessup Cup from September 26-October 3. Anyone interested in participating should attend this Information Session, where rules, policies, and the problem will be discussed, and students will have an opportunity to ask questions of the students running the Jessup Cup. The Jessup tournament is open to all students, including LLMs, who have not previously practiced law in any jurisdiction. To register for the Jessup Cup, or if you have any questions, please email jessupcup2011@gmail.com.

  • Sep 15
    Betting the Earth: What is the proper approach to our environmental challenges 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Professor John Kunich, a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Law serving at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi, and Dr. Stuart Pimm from Duke's own Nicholas School of the Environment will be participating in a debate on the proper approach to solving the environmental challenges that face us today. This event is cosponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Phil Aubart at pla4@duke.edu.

  • Sep 15
    WLSA Kick-off Meeting 12:30 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 and how to run for the 1L board position. For more information, please contact Kate Dickinson at kjd16@duke.edu.

  • Sep 15
    Custom and Law Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Erin Daniel at Daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 15
    Presidential Management Fellowship Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    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 September 15th - 25th; 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 15
    RESCHEDULED to 9/19 - Dean's Cup Information Session 12:30 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 held on Monday, September 5 or Thursday, September 15. Tournament chairs Alex Bluebond, Bryan Leitch, and Elle Gilley will discuss the tournament format, how students can qualify for membership on the Moot Court Board, and the nature of this year's problem. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Alex Bluebond at jab56@duke.edu.

  • Sep 15
    ALSA & SALSA Meet and Greet 6:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come out and join ALSA and SALSA for our first ever meet and greet! The ALSA and SALSA Meet & Greet will be an opportunity for new 1L's to meet various 2L's and 3L's in a more relaxed social setting. Chai's and soft drinks will be provided! For more information, contact Paul Yin at paul.yin@duke.edu.

Friday, September 16, 2011

  • Sep 16
    Constitutional Challenges to the Affordable Care Act: Ideas from the Academy All DayLaw School 3043

    This all-day conference will showcase the interdisciplinary contributions of distinguished legal academics to the resolution of the present constitutional litigation over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The legal challenges focus primarily (although not exclusively) on the constitutionality of the minimum-coverage provision, popularly known as the "individual mandate." The general focus of the gathering will be on what legal academics, who are less constrained than other legal actors, are adding to the more traditional methods of legal argumentation that are being aired in the federal courts. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/publiclaw/news/story?id=6431&u=17

  • Sep 16
    Introduction to Student Health Services 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Do you know who you can see on campus when you're feeling sick? Do you know exactly what your student health insurance covers? Jean Hanson, the associate director for clinical services at Student Health, will provide an overview of Student Health services and answer your questions about resources available to students. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

  • Sep 19
    Student Advisory Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    This is one of four regularly scheduled meetings of the 2011-12 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 19
    Dean's Cup Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4049

    Upper-level students interested in participating in Dean's Cup, Duke's premier oral advocacy competition, should attend an information session regarding this year's problem, the structure of the competition, registration deadlines, and requirements for joining the Moot Court team. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Alex Bluebond at jab56@duke.edu.

  • Sep 19
    ICCSN Kick-Off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    This is our first meeting of the year. We will give an overview of our organization and take ideas for events throughout the year. In addition, there are several 1L board positions available. We encourage anyone with an interest in international criminal law or international tribunals to join us. Food will be provided from International Palace. For more information, please contact stephanie.richards@duke.edu

  • Sep 19
    Government and Public Service Society Kick-Off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Did you come to law school to make a difference? Then this is the organization for you! Whether you are interested in environmental law, human rights law, or are currently undecided, GPS has resources that can help you along your path. Food will be served from world-famous Chai's! For more information, please contact David Roche at david.roche@duke.edu

  • Sep 19
    Duke Design & Trade Law Society Kickoff Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the executive board for the first meeting of the Design and Trade Law Society! DTLS is for students interested in the design industry and various topics of art and trade law. We will be discussing programming for the year, our October truck-show and networking event, affiliation with various trade and licensing organizations, pro-bono projects, and opportunities for leadership and student involvement. Food will be provided. For more information, please contact Julia Cheung at julia.cheung@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

  • Sep 20
    Property Engraving 11:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    For security reasons, Duke Police Department has volunteered to engrave students' name in their laptop, ipod, and ipad free of charge in the Blue Lounge. No appointment necessary. If you have further questions, contact Catherine Hall @ chall@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 20
    Duke Human Rights Law Society Interest Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join Duke Human Rights Law Society for our first meeting of the year! This is a great chance to meet the Board, hear about planned events for the year/opportunities in human rights law here at Duke, and tell us about what you would like to see happen with the organization. Information about applying for the Board as a 1L Representative or other position will also be announced. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Emma Htun at emma.htun@duke.edu.

  • Sep 20
    Health Law Society Kick-off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Interested in health law and policy? Join us for lunch and learn more about the Health Law Society! Come hear about events and pro bono activities planned for this year and find out how to run for a 1L rep position. Please contact Colleen for more info at colleen.healy@duke.edu.

  • Sep 20
    Law & Entrepreneurship Society's Kick-off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    This is the first meeting for the Law & Entrepreneurship Society. Agenda includes introduction to the organization, officer election information, and programming plans for the year. We will be joined briefly by the president of Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club (MBA) and Kip Johnson, Partner from Womble Carlyle, who specializes in Venture Capital law. For more information, please contact Jamal Modir at jmodir@gmail.com.

  • Sep 20
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the DBA Finance Committee. If your student organization has a funding request, please attend this meeting two weeks before your event. To request funds, please fill out the following form, http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/financialforms/Funding_Authorizatio..., and submit one copy to Seth Reich's mail folder by 10am on Tuesday morning. Bring another copy for reference at the meeting.

  • Sep 20
    3Ls: Character & Fitness, Nuts & Bolts for the Bar Exam 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    It is already time to plan for the Bar Exam. Learn about the nuts & bolts of bar exams, and hear from the Executive Director of the Board of Law Examiners on issues essential to passing the "character and fitness" portion of your state's bar application. Assistant Dean Jason Belk will discuss how to address any such issues or concerns now that could implicate admission later. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 20
    Association for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Kick-Off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Interested in social enterprise? In triple-bottom line businesses? In doing well by doing good? If so, come to the kick-off meeting of the Duke Law Association for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASEI). We'll be discussing opportunities for upcoming pro-bono projects and open positions on the executive board. Lunch will be provided. If you cannot make it or want more information, please email either Tony Wang at tony.wang@duke.edu or Paige Gentry at paige.gentry@duke.edu.

  • Sep 20
    Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Celebration 7:00 PMSee description

    Come out to Alivia's Bistro in Brightleaf Square to celebrate the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell with military service-members, veterans and supporters. There will be food and drink specials! For more information, contact Menaka Nayar at menaka.nayar@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

  • Sep 21
    Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Sep 21
    Scripta Non Delecta Kick-Off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Scripta Non Delecta is a new creative writing and reading club starting this year! Come hear about some of the activities we have planned. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact David Unwin at davidunwin1@gmail.com.

  • Sep 21
    LLM Resume and Cover Letter Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Career counselors to give an interactive presentation on crafting American-style resumes and cover letters. Bring a copy of your draft U.S.-style resume to the workshop for review. Workshop is mandatory for LLM students who plan to participate in the annual LLM Job Fair in January 2012. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 21
    Veterans' Disability Assistance Project Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    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 21
    CAGV Introductory Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    This will be the first meeting of the Coalition Against Gendered Violence. At the meeting we will discuss applications to be on the executive board, ideas for the year's events, and more. For more information, please contact William Guappone at wguappone@gmail.com.

  • Sep 21
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting. To be added to the agenda, please email Lauren Ross, lauren.a.ross@duke.edu.

  • Sep 21
    Wellness Wednesday: Depression and the Practice of Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    Towanda Garner, the Piedmont Lawyer Assistance Program Coordinator with the N.C. Lawyer Assistance Program, will talk with students about recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression in themselves and others. She will also talk about steps students can take and finding resources for help. This talk is a part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesdays series. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 21
    Duke Law Alumni Networking Happy Hour in Baltimore 5:30 PMSee description

    Hosted by Dana Whitehead McKee '85. At the law offices of Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP, 120 East Baltimore Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP to rsvp@browngold.com by September 17. Questions? Contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

  • Sep 22
    South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) Kickoff Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Come to the South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA) Kickoff Meeting and meet the leadership of SALSA, fellow South Asian Duke Law Students, and law students just generally interested in South Asian culture! In particular, we will discuss what SALSA does and SALSA's plans for the year at the meeting. South Asian food will be provided. For more information, contact Jay Needham at jayesh.needham@duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    LLMLE Career Planning 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    This is a session for the current LLMLE students designed to help them with their job search as well as talk to them about other available resources. For more information, contact Cerretta Amos at cga7@duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    Law Students for Reproductive Justice Kick Off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Please join the incoming board of Law Students for Reproductive Justice for its 2011-2012 kick off meeting. We will be discussing partnering with the organization's national chapter to increase student involvement and fellowship opportunities, as well as upcoming events for the new school year. For more information, please contact Stephanie Richards at stephanie.richards@duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    Becoming a Federal Judge (Not a Justice): The Difficulties with the Confirmation Process for Lower Court Judges 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Nearly three years into President Obama's first term, the number of his judicial nominees who have been confirmed lags well behind the numbers for either President George W. Bush or William Clinton at a comparable point in their presidencies. Chris Schroeder will discuss President Obama's record in nominating judges, the reasons for the slow confirmation rates, and he will offer some suggestions as to the implications for the nomination and confirmation process in the future. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    Intervention or War - Issues Raised by America's Military Involvement in Libya 5:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Neomi Rao from George Mason University and Duke Law's Own Professor Scott Silliman will discuss our recent military intervention in Libya. Talk will address: How the President has handled this, how he compares to Bush and Clinton, what role Congress should play as well as Harold Koh's interpretation of "hostilities" in the War Powers Act and the President's adaption of this interpretation are on the table. BBQ will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the National Security Law Society. For more information, contact Phil Aubart at pla4@duke.edu

  • Sep 22
    Innocence Project Training Weekend 6:30 PMLaw School 4047

    During this mandatory three-day event, new members of the Innocence Project will receive the training necessary to proceed with reinvestigations of our clients' cases. For more information, please contact Joanna Darcus at joanna.darcus@duke.edu

  • Sep 22
    Environmental Law Society BBQ 7:00 PMSee description

    Join members of the Environmental Law Society for a backyard barbecue at 1308 N. Gregson St. We'll provide the food (including a vegetarian option), please bring drinks and beer or any special food items you like. For more information, please contact Jessalee Landfried at jl298@duke.edu.

Friday, September 23, 2011

  • Sep 23
    Innocence Project Training Weekend 11:00 AMLaw School 4047

    During this mandatory three-day event, new members of the Innocence Project will receive the training necessary to proceed with reinvestigations of our clients' cases. For more information, please contact Joanna Darcus at joanna.darcus@duke.edu

  • Sep 23
    PILF Gear Sale 11:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Stock up on Duke Law gear and support PILF! Duke Law shirts, hoodies, and much more will be for sale. For more information, contact Michelle Huang at michelle.x.huang@duke.edu.

  • Sep 23
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Fred Kameny at fred.kameny@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 23
    Missouri Bar Annual Meeting- Duke Law Alumni Lunch 12:15 PMSee description

    John Black L'73 invites you to join other Duke Law School alumni for a lunchtime get together during the Annual Meeting of The Missouri Bar. We will meet at the Terrace Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. Please RSVP. For more information, contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 23
    Student Organization Leadership Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    A meeting for the leaders of Duke Law's student organizations. Topics will include a discussion of best practices, tips for securing funding, and promoting group collaboration. For more information, please contact Jonathan Nussbaum at jonathan.nussbaum@duke.edu.

  • Sep 23
    JD-LLM - Lives in International Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The JD/LLM series on Lives in International Law will host Jonathan Kellner, Duke JD/LLM alum (Class of 2003), a senior associate in Skadden's corporate and Latin America practices in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Kellner will give a brief lunch time talk about his experiences in South America and share career tips for students with interest in working overseas upon graduation, particularly as part of large U.S. and international law firm. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Sharon Sebolt at sharon.sebolt@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 23
    Don't Enshrine Discrimination in the NC Constitution: Here's what you can do about the Marriage Amendment 1:30 PMLaw School 3043

    On Tuesday, Sept 13, the NC legislature voted to put an amendment to the state constitution on the ballot. The amendment, which reads "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State," will go to a vote in the May 2012 primary. This is not just a problem for gay people; it is bad for business, prevents local governments from giving benefits to domestic partners of either gender, and may have implications for domestic violence laws that currently protect unmarried partners of abusers. Join OUTLaw and Lauren Rodgers, a writer for Ballotpedia.org, to learn how you can help prevent this dangerous amendment from becoming enshrined in the NC Constitution. Contact Haley at hfw5@duke.edu for more information.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

  • Sep 24
    Futures of Finance Symposium 9:00 AMSee description

    This one-day symposium brings together scholars in the humanities, interpretive social sciences, and management studies to collaboratively engage the urgent social, historical, and epistemological questions that have arisen in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Location: Franklin Humanities Institute "Garage" C105, Bay 4, 1st Floor, Smith Warehouse, Duke University. Co-sponsored by Marxism and Society and the journal Cultural Anthropology.

    http://www.fhi.duke.edu/

  • Sep 24
    Parents Attending Law School (PALS) Kickoff Get-Together 12:00 PMSee description

    Join us this Saturday as we hold our first official meeting of the year. We'll be gathering at Oval Park, which is located at 210 West Club Blvd. in Durham's Watts-Hillandale neighborhood. Please bring your children and significant others. There is a playground at the park for the kids, and we'll have some food and beverages on hand. For more information, contact Sam Gunn at usgunn@gmail.com or Patrick Yoest at patrick.yoest@duke.edu.

Monday, September 26, 2011

  • Sep 26
    National Clandestine Services Information Session: Working at the CIA 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join us for an information session regarding CIA positions in the National Clandestine Services (NCS). For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 26
    Ten Years Later: Battlefield Boundaries and Drones in the Fight Against al-Qaeda 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Michael Lewis from Ohio Northern University and our own Professor Charlie Dunlap will conduct a panel on how the US interpretation of International Humanitarian Law (the laws of war) has developed in the last 10 years in response to the conflict with AQ. This topic includes battlefield boundaries and drone warfare. Professor Lewis is a former Navy Top Gun pilot and international law professor, and Professor Dunlap is a retired Air Force Major General in the JAG Corps, so their experience and knowledge of the topic is considerable. Please join us for a discussion of the evolution of the war that has defined our lifetimes. Chick-Fil-A will be served and there will be a generous time allotment for questions. For more information, contact Phil Aubart at pla4@duke.edu.

  • Sep 26
    Lunch with Professor Barbara Babcock, Stanford Law School 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    "Faculty Event" Burdman Lounge - Professor Barbara Babcock will be here to celebrate her new book--"Women Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz" and to discuss the process of writing a legal biography. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Gladys Bethea @ gladys.bethea@duke.edu.
    You must RSVP by Thursday, 9/22 to guarantee lunch and a seat.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

  • Sep 27
    Bloomberg Law Training Sessions 9:45 AMSee description

    Representatives from Bloomberg Law will provide "office hours" in the library's Fite Room. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 27
    Duke Law ACLU Interest Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The Duke Law chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization dedicated to the preservation of civil liberties, invites all students to our first meeting of the year. We will be discussing our organization's mission, and our ideas for upcoming events. We will also be discussing open positions on our Board and asking new members what they would like to happen with the ACLU this year. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact at alley.latham@duke.edu.

  • Sep 27
    JD-LLM Annual Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    JD-LLM students are invited to an annual meeting with Professor Jonathan Wiener, Director of the JD-LLM program, and others to discuss degree requirements, the summer institutes, and significant programming throughout the year. For more information, contact Anne Sherman at sherman@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 27
    Barbara Babcock Presents Clara Foltz: First Woman Lawyer 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Stanford Law Professor Barbara Babcock presents her most recent book, Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz, which tells the story of the first woman admitted to the California Bar. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Kate Dickinson (kjd16@duke.edu).

  • Sep 27
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the DBA Finance Committee. If your student organization has a funding request, please attend this meeting two weeks before your event. To request funds, please fill out the following form, http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/financialforms/Funding_Authorizatio..., and submit one copy to Seth Reich's mail folder by 10am on Tuesday morning. Bring another copy for reference at the meeting.

  • Sep 27
    Education Law and Policy Society Kick-Off 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the Education Law and Policy Society for our kick-off meeting for the 2011-2012 year. Learn about what we do and how you can get involved! Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Katie Claire Hoffmann at cch12@duke.edu

  • Sep 27
    Faculty Tea with Professor Barbara Babcock 5:30 PMLaw School 4040

    WLSA is proud to host Stanford Law Professor Barbara Babcock as part of the Faculty Tea Series. In addition to her pioneering research on women in the legal profession, Babcock is also an expert in criminal and civil procedure and has taught courses and published in both fields. Professor Babcock is a distinguished teacher, being the only four-time winner of the John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching at Stanford Law School. For more information, please contact Saleena Siraj at saleena.siraj@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

  • Sep 28
    HUD Information Session on the 2012-2013 Legal Honors Program 9:30 AMLaw School 4042

    Join members of the Department of Housing & Urban Development staff as they share information concerning the 2012-2013 Legal Honors Program with the HUD Office of General Counsel. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    BLS Lunch Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    BLS Lunch Meeting with the incoming 1L Reps. For more information, contact Andrew Perrin at Andrew.Perrin@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    Wellness Wednesday: Substance Abuse: Recognizing the Signs and Resources for Help 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Liz Prince, the assistant director of the Duke Wellness Center, will talk with students about recognizing the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, including how students can take steps to get help and what resources are available. This talk is a part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesdays series. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    SOLIMENA Kick-Off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    The Student Organization for Legal Issues in the Middle East and North Africa will be holding a kick-off meeting. The meeting will offer an opportunity for interested students to learn the organization's goals and objectives for the coming year. In addition, students can indicate their interest in serving as 1L representatives and learn the application process. For more information, please contact Daniel Koehler at daniel.koehler@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    Duke Law Democrats Kick-Off 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

    This is our first meeting of a jam-packed year of Democratic activities. Join us for a brief organizational meeting where we'll discuss major goals for supporting candidates and advancing Democratic values in 2011 - 2012. We'll also be electing officers to the exec board, which is open to all class years. Lunch will be served. For more info contact Andrew Jennings, andrew.jennings@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    Duke Law Drama Kick-Off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Come join us for our first meeting of the year! 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. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Saleena Siraj at sts18@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    Haiti Legal Advocacy Project Kick-Off 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Haiti Legal Advocacy Project for our kick-off meeting of the 2011-2010 year. Meet the board, learn about our legal advocacy trip to Haiti, and find out how to get involved! Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Katie Claire Hoffmann at cch12@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting. To be added to the agenda, please email Lauren Ross, lauren.a.ross@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28
    Veterans' Disability Assistance Project Training 4:45 PMLaw School 4045

    Students enrolled in the Veterans Disability Assistance Project will receive training on the Veterans Administration claim processing requirements and procedures. Please RSVP to Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

  • Sep 29
    "Not that Smart": Sonia Sotomayor and the Construction of Merit 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court in 2009 was criticized as sacrificing merit on the altar of identity politics. According to critics, Sotomayor was simply "not that smart". Using a set of basic measures of judicial merit, Professors Charles, Chen and Gulati compare her performance on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to that of her colleagues on the federal appeals courts. Sotomayor matches up well. She might turn out to be more of a force on the Court than the naysayers predicted. For more information, contact Michelle Huang at michelle.x.huang@duke.edu.

  • Sep 29
    Language Tables Kick-off 12:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    The International Law Society (ILS) is starting its 2011-12 Language Table program. Whether you are interested in learning or teaching, come by the Blue Lounge and practice a foreign language in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Kyle Jackson at kyle.jackson@duke.edu.

  • Sep 29
    National Security Law Society Kick-off meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the National Security Law Society for our first meeting of the year. Meet the team, learn about serving as a 1L representative, and discuss our plan for the year. For more information, contact Alexander Stout at alexander.stout@duke.edu.

  • Sep 29
    Duke Law Weekend-in-DC Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Students interested in participating in the second annual Duke Law Weekend-in-DC, held October 21-22 in conjunction with Equal Justice Works (EJW), should attend to find out about registration (which is separate from EJW registration), alumni speakers, and networking opportunities. In addition to the EJW conference, the weekend includes an alumni reception on Friday evening and a Saturday afternoon session with 15 alumni speakers hosted by Hogan Lovells. Last year, 60 students participated in Saturday's session, which focused on job opportunities in federal government agencies, Capitol Hill, and advocacy organizations. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Mark Irvine at mark.irvine@duke.edu.

Friday, September 30, 2011

  • Sep 30
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Fred Kameny at fred.kameny@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 30
    JD-LLM Lives in International Law: Panel of Alumni 3:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law presents a Lives in International Law panel discussion with four JD/LLM alumni: Amber Jordan '10 (United State Court of International Trade); Michael Gilles '10 (U.S. State Department) and Coalter Lathrop '06 (Sovereign Geographic) about a broad array of international opportunities available to graduates pursuing careers in international law. The panelists will speak about their own careers paths and potential opportunities for current students. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

  • Oct 1
    14th Annual Public Interest Retreat 12:30 PMSee description

    Join us for the 14th 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 Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, followed by a dinner-and-drinks party to follow at Fullsteam Brewery. To sign up for the Retreat, register online. Stay tuned for more information. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 1
    Parents Attending Law School (PALS) Kickoff Get-Together and Organizational Meeting 3:00 PMSee description

    Join us at 3pm as we hold our first official meeting of the year. We'll be gathering at Oval Park, which is located at 210 West Club Blvd. in Durham's Watts-Hillandale neighborhood. Please bring your children and significant others. There is a playground at the park for the kids, and we'll have some food and beverages on hand. Contact Sam Gunn at usgunn@gmail.com or Patrick Yoest at patrick.yoest@duke.edu with any questions.

Monday, October 3, 2011

  • Oct 3
    Auditions for The Good Body! 11:00 AMLaw School 3000

    This semester Duke Law Drama will be performing The Good Body, by Eve Ensler (author The Vagina Monologues). The Good Body focuses on learning to love your body and includes stories that are funny, sad, angry, and everything in between. Auditions will be on 09/29 from 3PM to 7PM and 10/3 11AM to 1PM. Cold reading scripts will be provided. For more information, contact Saleena Siraj at saleenatsiraj@gmail.com.

  • Oct 3
    Exchange Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Join members of the International Studies staff to discuss opportunities for study abroad during the Spring 2012 semester. See http://www.law.duke.edu/internat/exchange for a list of our 20 partner schools. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please schedule an individual appointment with Tonya Jacobs, Director of Overseas Programs, jacobs@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/internat/exchange

  • Oct 3
    Supreme Court Preview 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Program in Public Law presents its annual Supreme Court Preview. Duke Law professors Neil Siegel, Kate Bartlett, Curt Bradley, Stephen Sachs, and student Emily May ('13) discuss some of the most important Supreme Court cases of the upcoming term. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=6821&u=17

  • Oct 3
    Lessons Learned: A Retrospective of the 2008 Financial Crisis 5:15 PMFuqua School of Business Geneen Auditorium

    Timothy G. Massad, who is in charge of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), will speak about the government's response to the 2008 financial crisis on the three-year anniversary of the law that created TARP. Massad will discuss how close America came to a second Great Depression, where TARP stands today and what actions the Obama Administration is taking to address the underlying causes of the crisis. He also will discuss current challenges in restoring economic growth and the Administration's actions to promote economic recovery.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

  • Oct 4
    Law & Entrepreneurship Society, Perspectives: Venture Capital 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Come meet the new LES Cabinet and hear about the exciting events we have planned for this year! We will have speaker Ted Kraus, Principle at 8Rivers Capital in Durham. He will be discussing the entrepreneurial ecosystem and touching on green tech and grid parity. Lunch will be provided and there will be a Q and A after the presentation. For more information, please contact Piper Miles-Coccaro at piper.milescoccaro@gmail.com.

  • Oct 4
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the DBA Finance Committee. If your student organization has a funding request, please attend this meeting two weeks before your event. To request funds, please fill out the following form, http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/financialforms/Funding_Authorizatio..., and submit one copy to Seth Reich's mail folder by 10am on Tuesday morning. Bring another copy for reference at the meeting.

  • Oct 4
    Duke-in-DC Spring 2012 Informational Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Information session for the Spring 2012 Duke in D.C. externship program. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 4
    Does Obamacare Fit with Federalism? 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Dr. Michael Greve, the John G. Searle Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and one of America's leading experts on Federalism will be debating Duke Law's own Professor Neil Siegel on the topic of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Federalism. The Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy is excited to join us in cosponsoring the debate. Join us for this intellectual duel between two incredibly smart men. This event will be webcast. For more information, contact Phil Aubart at pla4@duke.edu.

  • Oct 4
    BLSA General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    All are invited to attend the second General Body Meeting for the Black Law Students Association. Please come out and hear about upcoming events with BLSA. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Brandon Myers at brandon.myers@duke.edu.

  • Oct 4
    Jessup Cup Final Round 4:30 PMLaw School 4049

    Please join the Moot Court Board at the final round of this year's Jessup Cup. Justin Becker '12 and Ethan Blevins '13 will argue the legality of using drone weapons against terrorist groups before a panel of Profs. Curtis Bradley, Charles Dunlap, and Julie Maupin. This event is open to the public and should be an interesting discussion of one of the most controversial topics in domestic and international law.

  • Oct 4
    Anatomy of a Deal: A Burritos, Beverages & Breakthroughs Event 6:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Interested in a career in corporate law? Attendees will learn about Confidentiality Agreements, Term Sheets, Due Diligence, Purchase and Shareholders Agreements, Management / Seller Incentives, and Governing Law and Jurisdiction. Within each category, major points, terms, and topics will be defined and thoroughly discussed. The presentation will also examine helpful resources such as a Sample Confidentiality Agreement, Sample Term Sheet, Sample Due Diligence Request List, and Purchase and Sale Agreement. Current, prospective and past clients of Vinson & Elkins will be integrated as exemplars and the workshop leaders from V&E will share a few words about the firm's impact across a wide spectrum of public and private financings. To attend, you MUST RSVP by sending an email to Dickinson@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, September 30 at 5:00 PM. And, of course, burritos and beverages will be served. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

  • Oct 5
    CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Oct 5
    Workshop: Coding a Table of Authorities 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The Moot Court Board invites you to attend a workshop on coding a Table of Authorities in Microsoft Word. The Board's own Chris Ford will demonstrate the steps necessary to save you hours of effort and greatly improve your accuracy in creating and maintaining a table for your citations. All are welcome. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to jsf11@duke.edu.

  • Oct 5
    Pizza with Leaders of the NCBA 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join us for a brief discussion with the leadership of the North Carolina Bar Association on the state of the profession, current trends, and ways you can be involved that will advance your career. All law students are welcome to attend, especially 1Ls. Enjoy free pizza and hear from leaders in the field! For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 5
    Wellness Wednesdays: Tour of Duke Gardens 12:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Students are invited to join Professor Tom Metzloff on a tour of one of Duke's most popular and most photographed attractions on campus. Students are encouraged to take this time to learn more about the Duke community, get to know one of your professors, and to discover new resources for rest and recreation. Students should meet Professor Metzloff in Star Commons at 12:30 p.m. to leave for the tour. Students interested in attending should RSVP to Maria Magher at magher@gmail.com no later than Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.

  • Oct 5
    Finding and Applying for International Summer Jobs 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    This program will provide an overview of CPDC resources for finding international opportunities overseas. The topics discussed will include the array of international options available, including law firms, international organizations, and NGOS and how to find and apply for them. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at Kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 5
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting. To be added to the agenda, please email Lauren Ross, lauren.a.ross@duke.edu.

  • Oct 5
    Wellness Wednesdays: Hike in Duke Forest 4:00 PMSee description

    Students are invited to join Registrar John Spencer on a long hike of Duke Forest. Students are encouraged to use this time to learn more about resources in the community for rest and recreation, and to get to know fellow students and the Law School Registrar. Students are asked to meet in the Law School courtyard (by the parking lot) at 4 p.m. to leave for the hike. Carpooling from the Law School will be necessary. Students who wish to attend this hike will need to RSVP to Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu no later than Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.

  • Oct 5
    WLSA Faculty Tea Series: Arti Rai 5:00 PMLaw School 2014

    WLSA is proud to host Professor Arti Rai as part of its Faculty Tea Series. Professor Rai is an authority in patent law, administrative law, and innovation policy. Rai's academic research on innovation policy in areas such as synthetic biology, green technology, drug development, and software has been funded by NIH, the Kauffman Foundation, and Chatham House. Rai has also taught at Harvard, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of San Diego law schools. For more information, contact Saleena Siraj at saleena.siraj@duke.edu.

  • Oct 5
    Kaplan Bar Review Information for LLMs 6:00 PMLaw School 4047

    The State Regional Director for Kaplan will be available to present information about a course that is specifically designed for LLMs who want to take the Bar Exam in the USA. For more information, contact Glaucia Petcov at glaucia.petcov@hotmail.com.

  • Oct 5
    IRAP Training 6:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Mandatory training for the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project. Learn how to handle cases for Iraqi refugees. For more information, contact Gordon White at GBW@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

  • Oct 6
    Duke Law Tricky Dick Variety Show Interest Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Tricky Dick, Duke Law's premier variety show, is coming again this spring! Duke Law Drama will be having a general interest meeting for anyone interested in participating in the production. We're looking for actors, singers, writers, dancers--if you have a creative bone in your body, Tricky Dick wants you! For more information, contact Matthew Rogier at matthew.rogier@duke.edu.

  • Oct 6
    LLM Panel: Career Opportunities in the U.S. Legal Market 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Panelists will discuss opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 6
    Legality of the College BCS System 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Sports and Entertainment Law Society is excited to bring Alan Fishel L'86, a partner at Arent Fox and a Duke Law alumnus, to speak about the legality of the current BCS system and to talk about possible alternatives to the current system. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Shelby Highstein at shelby.highstein@duke.edu.

  • Oct 6
    POSTPONED: Contract Drafting: A Burritos, Beverages & Breakthroughs Event 6:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Build a skill essential to any successful transactional practice! Under the leadership of attorneys from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's renowned Corporate Practice, learn the contract concepts most often a part of complex business transactions. Moreover, gain insights on how to use those concepts to compose contract provisions which protect against risks and simultaneously secure your client every reasonable advantage. Those who attend will learn when to use and how to draft the following contract concepts: Representations and warranties, Consideration, Covenants, Conditions. To attend, you MUST RSVP by sending an email to Dickinson@law.duke.edu no later than Monday, October 3 at Noon ET. Burritos and beverages will be served. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

  • Oct 8
    Duke-Harvard Foreign Relations Law Workshop All DaySee description

    The 2011 Duke-Harvard Foreign Relations Law Workshop, taking place at Harvard Law School, will discuss constitutional custom as it relates to the distribution of war authority between Congress and the President, a topic made particularly relevant by recent debate over U.S. military operations in Libya. The invitation-only workshop is held every year and is coordinated by Duke Law Professor Curtis Bradley and Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith. The topic for this year's workshop is connected to the Duke Custom and Law Project [http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=6410&u=11]. For more information, please contact Curtis Bradley at cbradley@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 8
    Yom Kippur Break Fast 5:30 PMSee description

    Don't spend Yom Kippur alone-- Break Fast with JLSA and Dean Bruce Elvin instead! Dean Elvin has invited us to his home in Durham for an informal Break Fast gathering. Please RSVP to Candice.Reder@duke.edu for directions to the Elvin home and to ensure an accurate head count.

Monday, October 10, 2011

  • Oct 10
    Fall Break All DaySee description

    Fall Break: Monday, October 10th through Friday, October 14th. Classes are not in session during this time.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • Oct 11
    Fall Break All DaySee description

    Fall Break: Monday, October 10th through Friday, October 14th. Classes are not in session during this time.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • Oct 12
    Fall Break All DaySee description

    Fall Break: Monday, October 10th through Friday, October 14th. Classes are not in session during this time.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

  • Oct 13
    33rd Annual Duke Estate Planning Conference All DayLaw School 3041

    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.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/conference/2011/estateplan/

  • Oct 13
    Fall Break All DaySee description

    Fall Break: Monday, October 10th through Friday, October 14th. Classes are not in session during this time.

  • Oct 13
    White House Champions of Change: Celebrating Public Service Attorneys 2:00 PMLaw School 4044

    Take a break from memo writing,and join us for an on-line event and conversation with public service attorneys, law students and faculty, and Attorney General Eric Holder regarding what attorneys can do to close the justice gap. In addition to providing a question-and-answer forum with Attorney General Holder, this Champions of Change event will honor 16 Champions for their commitment to public service and efforts to secure basic rights for all Americans. Refreshments and beverages will be provided. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 13
    Duke LLM Reception in NYC 6:30 PMSee description

    For Duke LLM graduates active in the New York area. Get to know or reconnect with your fellow graduates of the LLM program. At the offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP, located in The New York Times Building, 37th Floor, 620 Eighth Avenue (between 40th and 41st Streets). Presented by the Duke International Advisory Group. RSVP by October 10 to Paul Hespel LLM '95 at hespelp@pepperlaw.com. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at Kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 14, 2011

  • Oct 14
    Fall Break All DaySee description

    Fall Break: Monday, October 10th through Friday, October 14th. Classes are not in session during this time.

  • Oct 14
    33rd Annual Duke Estate Planning Conference All DayLaw School 3041

    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 17, 2011

  • Oct 17
    Foundations of Your Professional Development 9:55 AMLaw School 3037

    The Career & Professional Development Center is excited to provide your first exposure to our office and present the expectations of your future professional career. Conveniently brought to you during your LARW time slot, this is a required meeting that will start you off on the right foot toward your 1L Career Curriculum here at Duke Law. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu. LARW Section I will be in room 4055; LARW Section II will be in room 4042; LARW Section III will be in room 3043; and LARW Section VIII will be in room 4047.

  • Oct 17
    JD-LLM Lives in International Law: Ryan Mellske 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    The JD/LLM's series on Lives in International Law will host Ryan Mellske, Duke JD/LLM alum (Class of 2009), who spent the the last two years at Arias Munoz, an international law firm headquartered in Costa Rica. Following completion of his contract, Mr. Mellske will be joining the Latin America Arbitration Practice of White & Case, LLP in Washington, DC. Mr. Mellske will give a brief lunch time talk about his experiences for students with an interest in Latin America and international law. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 17
    Not Just About Gay Marriage: Why You Should Care About the NC "Marriage" Amendment 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Last month, the NC legislature voted to put an Amendment on the May Primary ballot that would ban all state recognition of unmarried couples, with potentially devastating consequences for LGBT couples, unmarried domestic violence victims, and children of unmarried parents. Panelists include seven-term Senator Ellie Kinnaird, former Mayor of Carrboro; NC Central School of Law Professor Lydia Lavelle, former President of NCAWA and member of the Board of Alderman in Carrboro, where she and her partner are registered domestic partners; and Sharon Thompson, a former legislator and family attorney in Durham who frequently represents LGBT clients. Join OUTLaw, Human Rights Law Society, Duke Law ACLU, and Duke Law Democrats for this burrito lunch. For more information, contact Haley Warden at hfw5@duke.edu.

  • Oct 17
    LLMLE Marketing Feedback Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join us for a brief discussion about marketing tips and strategies for the LLMLE program. Share what attracted you to the program and how you heard about it. For more information, please contact Cerretta Amos at Cerretta.Amos@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 17
    Admissions presentation for Duke undergrads 6:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Duke Law School application presentation for Duke undergrads. Learn about the admissions process and Duke Law School from Associate Dean of Admissions Bill Hoye, and a panel of "Double Dukie" law students. For more information contact Mark Hill at mhill@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

  • Oct 18
    Foundations of Your Professional Development 9:55 AMLaw School 3043

    The Career & Professional Development Center is excited to provide your first exposure to our office and present the expectations of your future professional career. Conveniently brought to you during your LARW time slot, this is a required meeting that will start you off on the right foot toward your 1L Career Curriculum here at Duke Law. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu. LARW Section IV will be in room 4047; LARW Section V will be in room 4042; LARW Section VI will be in room 4055; and LARW Section VII will be in room 4045.

  • Oct 18
    Summer Institutes Meeting 11:00 AMLaw School 3043

    Join members of the International Studies staff for an informational meeting about the summer institutes in Hong Kong and Geneva, Switzerland, including information about summer jobs before the Institutes begin in July. This is a mandatory meeting for first-year JD/LLMs. JDs interested in attending a summer institute are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Tonya Jacobs, Director of Overseas Programs, at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 18
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the DBA Finance Committee. If your student organization has a funding request, please attend this meeting two weeks before your event. To request funds, please fill out the following form, http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/financialforms/Funding_Authorizatio..., and submit one copy to Seth Reich's mail folder by 10am on Tuesday morning. Bring another copy for reference at the meeting.

  • Oct 18
    Annual Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    "Building a 21st Century Patent Office in a Global Economy:" David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will outline modern trends in intellectual property policy and how current court cases are shaping the patent landscape. He also will focus on the importance of patent reform legislation and its impacts upon the USPTO operations, patent quality, and innovation. This will include a conversation about the new tools and initiatives the USPTO is implementing to make navigating the patent system easier for practitioners--as well as a commentary on what procedural changes patent lawyers can expect in regards to patent litigation and disputes. Kappos's lecture will offer a current focus on how the Obama administration is shaping intellectual property policy to build a truly 21st century patent system.

  • Oct 18
    BARBRI Civ Pro Review-Part 1 4:30 PMLaw School 3043

    BARBRI Civ Pro Review. For more information, contact Candice Reder at candice.reder@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

  • Oct 19
    Simpson Thacher Academic Series Part 1: Outlining & Finals 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join a Duke Law Alum and his colleagues from Simpson Thacher as they provide advice and answer questions about academic success in law school. The talk will focus on outlining, study habits, and other suggestions from successful attorneys. 1L's are encouraged to attend. Bring your questions and concerns about finals. This event is part one of a three part series. For more information contact Mario Richards at mar54@duke.edu.

  • Oct 19
    Wellness Wednesdays: Hidden Durham 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Students can learn about activities all over Durham that are either free or friendly to a student budget. Find out what you can do to explore this rich city! Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 19
    The Life of a Civil Litigator: A Conversation with Members of the NC Association of Defense Attorneys 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Interested in learning more about civil litigation and the day-to-day lives of attorneys dedicated to trial practice? Members of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA) will share their experiences successfully representing the interests of businesses and individuals in both state and federal courts. Attorney panelists will also highlight the many benefits of joining NCADA and the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the largest international membership organization of civil defense attorneys, as a student member. Lunch will be provided courtesy of the NCADA. For more information, contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 19
    DJCIL All-Journal Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Meeting for all members of the DJCIL. For more information, contact Ashley Watkins at ashleywatk@gmail.com.

  • Oct 19
    The Proper Role of Judges: A Debate 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Judicial Engagement or Judicial Abdication? That is the question Clark Neily from the Institute for Justice and our own Professor Neil Siegel will attempt to answer. Judicial Engagement is the concept that federal judges should be enforcing constitutional limits on the other branches of government. To learn more about Judicial Engagement and the institute for justice go to http://ij.org/cje. For more information please contact Phil Aubart at pla4@duke.edu.

    http://ij.org/cje

  • Oct 19
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting. To be added to the agenda, please email Lauren Ross, lauren.a.ross@duke.edu.

  • Oct 19
    BARBRI Civ Pro Review-Part 2 4:30 PMLaw School 3041

    BARBRI Civ Pro Review. For more information, contact Candice Reder at candice.reder@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

  • Oct 20
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Fred Kameny at fred.kameny@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 20
    Southern Justice Spring Break Trip Information Session 12:30 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.

  • Oct 20
    A Conversation with Marcella Harshbarger 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The International Law Society is pleased to host Marcella Harshbarger, JD/LLM 2003, who is Senior Corporate Counsel at France Telecom North America in Washington, D.C. Ms. Harshbarger will share her experience as a corporate attorney and speak about international corporate law, international trade, negotiations and arbitration. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Erica Kassman at erica.kassman@gmail.com.

  • Oct 20
    Timeless Tips for Professional Success: A Conversation with Duke Alumni 4:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Come meet some of Duke Law's most engaged alumni nationwide and gain the benefit of their collective insight in to today's legal market, as well as their expectations for new lawyers formed over decades of successful legal practice. This opportunity has been reserved exclusively for members of the first-year class, and is a rare opportunity to absorb and apply some time-tested guidance about ways to "stand apart" in today's competitive marketplace from alumni who have themselves lead the way in their areas of expertise. For more information, contact Alan Dickinson at Dickinson@law.duke.edu. Please RSVP by clicking on this link, http://tinyurl.com/43k84yf, by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, October 18.

  • Oct 20
    Documentary Screening: "The Sugar Babies" 5:30 PMSee description

    Sponsored by the Haiti Legal Advocacy Project Location: FHI Garage - C105, Bay 4, 1st Floor, Smith Warehouse
    Please join us for a screening of "The Sugar Babies", The Plight of the Children of Agricultural Workers in the Sugar Industry of the Dominican Republic, a documentary by Amy Serrano and narrated by author Edwidge Danticat. Professor Jacques Pierre, linguist and affiliated faculty of the Haiti Lab, is hosting the screening. Light refreshments and pizza will be served before the film. Read more about the film at:
    http://www.fhi.duke.edu/events/sugar-babies.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

  • Oct 22
    International Law and Global Public Goods Scholarship Roundtable All DayLaw School 4044

    This roundtable will consider the role that international law can play in ensuring the production and protection of global public goods, and which form of international law--treaties (with broad or narrow memberships), custom, or soft law--is best suited for this task. A variety of methodologies and interdisciplinary perspectives will be represented. Invitation only. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=6690&u=26

  • Oct 22
    Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference All DaySee description

    The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest public interest career fair in the country. The Conference and Career Fair provides access to job opportunities for law students; connects employers with talented attorneys and law students; and offers a multitude of skill-building and career advising sessions with experts from around the country. Interested students should register ASAP; if you have any questions, contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 22
    Duke Law BOV and LAA Meetings 8:00 AMSee description

    For more information contact the Duke Law Alumni & Development Office.

Monday, October 24, 2011

  • Oct 24
    11th International Week Celebration All DaySee description

    Duke Law School will hold its 11th International Week Celebration Oct. 24-28. The event recognizes the contributions of the Law School's current international students to the Duke community as well as the work of alumni around the world. Events will include the International Food Fiesta and the Cultural Extravaganza and Fashion Show, as well as panel discussions and lectures. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/intweek/index

  • Oct 24
    Writing Successfully: Resumes & Cover Letters for Lawyers 9:55 AMSee description

    Session II of the First-Year Professional Development Curriculum. Students will be expected to bring materials to this event. LARW Section I will be in room 4055; LARW Section II will be in room 4042; LARW Section III will be in room 3043; and LARW Section VIII will be in room 4047. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 24
    Legal Issues of the NCAA 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Sports and Entertainment Law Society is excited to bring Chris Griffin, a partner at Foley & Lardner and a Coordinator of Appeals for the NCAA Committee on Infractions, to speak about legal issues of the NCAA, with a focus on recent cases on infractions. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Shelby Highstein at shelby.highstein@duke.edu.

  • Oct 24
    VITA Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    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.

  • Oct 24
    HLS Hospice Project Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Introductory meeting with the Program Manager of Duke HomeCare and Hospice for the Health Law Society's Pro Bono Hospice Project. We will discuss developing easy to understand materials about advance care directives, planning ideas for National Healthcare Decision Day, and other community outreach events. For more information, contact Lauren Bugg at lauren.bugg@duke.edu.

  • Oct 24
    ILS: Pathways Program, Careers in International Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The ABA section of International Law's Pathways to Employment in International Law program is a unique forum that brings students and experienced legal practitioners to explore opportunities for employment in international law. In this event, several experienced practitioners will share their own paths to careers in international law, and provide advice and guidance on gaining practical experience and improving legal skills. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Victor Ma at victor.ma@duke.edu

  • Oct 24
    Gasland Movie Showing and Discussion 7:00 PMLaw School 4055

    The Duke Forum for Law and Social Change is holding a showing and discussion of the movie Gasland (http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/about-the-film/). This will be the first of two town hall events leading up to the Forum's January symposium, entitled "A Just Transition to a Green Collar Economy". For more information, please contact Morgan Lucas at morgan.lucas@duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

  • Oct 25
    International Week-Croissants et Cafe 9:30 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Enjoy Croissants in honor of International Week from 9:30-11:00 am. Sponsored by the Dean's Office.

  • Oct 25
    Writing Successfully: Resumes & Cover Letters for Lawyers 9:55 AMSee description

    Session II of the First-Year Professional Development Curriculum. Students will be expected to bring materials to this event. LARW Section IV will be in room 4047; LARW Section V will be in room 4042; LARW Section VI will be in room 4055; and LARW Section VII will be in room 4045. For more information, contact the Career Center at Career@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 25
    International Week Panel: Comparative Prosecutorial Practice 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Four experienced prosecutors in the LLM program: Stephen Strickey (Canada), Jang-Woo Lee (South Korea), Solomon Njeru (Kenya), and Kensuke Miyanishi (Japan), as well as the 2011 LLM graduate and current SJD candidate Nir Shnaiderman (Israel), will discuss the role of prosecutors in their countries. Professor Sara Beale will moderate. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 25
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the DBA Finance Committee. If your student organization has a funding request, please attend this meeting two weeks before your event. To request funds, please fill out the following form, http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/financialforms/Funding_Authorizatio..., and submit one copy to Seth Reich's mail folder by 10am on Tuesday morning. Bring another copy for reference at the meeting.

  • Oct 25
    2L/3L Panel to Discuss 1L Summer Jobs 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    An informational panel of current 2L and 3L students will share their personal insights on how best to pursue and secure rewarding opportunities as a first-year candidate. All first-years are encouraged to join the discussion and benefit from the varied perspectives of their peers. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 25
    Visit of foreign Judges with IAC 1:30 PMLaw School 3000

    The International Affairs Council (IAC) in Raleigh will bring 26 foreign judges to Duke Law. The judges are invited to the United States as a part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). They have been invited to North Carolina by the International Affairs Council to learn more about the U.S. Judicial System with local professionals and academics. In their introduction to U.S. legal education they will hear about our curriculum, the work of the school's legal clinics (Children's Law clinic and Community Enterprise Clinic), and special education of judges. For more information, please contact Stefanie Kandzia at stefanie.kandzia@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 25
    The Duke Idea Dallas 6:00 PMSee description

    The Duke Idea is a series of talks led by President Richard H. Brodhead and various Duke leaders, held in venues across the nation and around the world. The Duke Idea Dallas will focus on "Building Character" and feature Calvin and Janet Hill. Calvin, a retired NFL star, is a consultant to the Dallas Cowboys. Janet is a principal with Hill Family Advisors and a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees. They are the parents of former Duke Basketball standout Grant Hill '94. The event will be held at Belo Mansion, Dallas, TX. Register at http://www.dukealumni.com/alumni-communities/regional-networks/duke-idea. For more information, contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 25
    Cultural Extravaganza Dress Rehearsal 6:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Cultural Extravaganza dress rehearsal for performer and fashion models. For more information, contact Victor Ma at victor.ma@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

  • Oct 26
    ABA National Pro Bono Week Open House 9:00 AMSee description

    In recognition of the 3rd annual ABA National Pro Bono Week celebration, the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono invites you to a Pro Bono Open House. Stop by room 4050B to share pro bono stories, sign or update your pro bono pledge and have a sweet treat. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    PILF Gear Sale 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Stock up on Duke Law gear and support PILF! Duke Law shirts, hoodies, and much more will be for sale. For more information, contact Michelle Huang at michelle.x.huang@duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    Real Estate Law Society Inaugural Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Inaugural meeting of the new Real Estate Law Society. RELS' focus is on issues in commercial real estate, green/sustainable development, and fair housing issues. Potential events for this year will be discussed and students will have the opportunity to get involved as new officers. Despite perhaps considered a niche area, Real Estate issues - both residential and commercial - touch all our lives. If you have an interest in Real Estate or in any of our three focus areas - come to our meeting to find out how you can get involved. For more info, contact Patrick Mills, pam27@duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    12 Ideas on Appellate Advocacy: From "May it Please the Court" to "Thank You" 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Michael Tigar, listed among the best oral advocates in American history, will present his 12 Ideas on Appellate Advocacy. A seasoned appellate advocate with hundreds of representative experiences, Mr. Tigar's advice and reflections are invaluable to anyone interested in oral advocacy. Hosted by the Moot Court Board, this event is open to the public. Lunch will be served. Please direct any inquiries to Jenna Feistritzer at jsf11@duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    2L/3L Panel Discussion on International Summer Work 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    A panel of 2Ls and 3Ls will discuss their summer work experiences in international public interest placements and international private law firms. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career Center. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting. To be added to the agenda, please email Lauren Ross, lauren.a.ross@duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    The U.S. Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice: Contrasting Approaches to Competition Law 4:00 PMLaw School 3000

    Join Claude Mosseri-Marlio of the European Court of Justice for a public lecture, The U.S. Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice: Contrasting Approaches to Competition Law. For more information, please contact Erin Daniel at Daniel@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    International Week: Food Fiesta 5:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Oct 26
    Duke Law Club of Charlotte Inaugural Gathering 6:00 PMSee description

    Duke Law School Dean David F. Levi will host this event from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Bentley's on 27, 27th Floor Charlotte Plaza, 201 South College Street, Charlotte NC. This event will feature a conversation with Gary G. Lynch (L'75), Global chief of Legal, Compliance, and Regulatory Relations for Bank of America. Mr. Lynch is responsible for overseeing the company's relationships with regulators and law enforcement authorities around the world. Please RSVP by Friday, October 21. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at Walker@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    The Good Body Read Through 6:30 PMLaw School 3171

    The first read through of The Good Body with the full cast. For more information, contact Saleena Siraj at sts18@duke.edu.

  • Oct 26
    Cultural Extravaganza Dress Rehearsal 6:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Cultural Extravaganza dress rehearsal for performer and fashion models. For more information, contact Victor Ma at victor.ma@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

  • Oct 27
    Bake Sale for Exoneree-Reintegration Fund 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    The Innocence Project is hosting a bake sale to raise money to support our exonerees in obtaining things such as driver's licenses and social security cards. We are also raising money to send them to the annual Innocence Project Conference. No minimum donation required - whatever you feel a baked good is worth is what you can give! For more information please contact Ellie Marranzini at ecm24@duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    PILF Gear Sale 11:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Stock up on Duke Law gear and support PILF! Duke Law shirts, hoodies, and much more will be for sale. For more information, contact Michelle Huang at michelle.x.huang@duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    Duke Law and Nicholas School Joint Event with Professor James Salzman in Los Angeles 12:15 PMSee description

    Over lunch with alums from both Duke Law and the Nicholas School, Professor Jim Salzman will speak about current happenings at Duke Law and discuss his upcoming book, Thirst: The Histories of Drinking Water. Location: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 52nd Floor Board Room, 333 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA. For more information, please contact Heather Stanford at heather.stanford@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    DLIP Lunch with George Castelle 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    All Duke Law Innocence Project volunteers --- Please join us for lunch with 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. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Christian Kucab at crk20@duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    Wrestling with God 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Patrick Garry from the University of South Dakota will present a lecture based on his book, "Wrestling With God: The Court's Tortuous Treatment of Religion." He criticizes the Court's confusing and contradictory establishment clause jurisprudence, and offers a new constitutional model that better reflects the intent of the framers and reconciles the establishment clause with the free exercise clause. As establishment clause cases continue to land on the Court's docket, this subject remains one of great interest. For more information contact Phil Aubart at pla4@duke.edu

  • Oct 27
    Haitian Legal Advocacy Project Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Join us for a presentation by Duke Law students who worked during their spring break with Haiti-based human rights organizations to address human rights issues in Haiti. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    International Week: Cultural Extravaganza & Fashion Show 5:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The International Law Society welcomes you to Duke Law's Cultural Extravaganza 2011, a celebration of Duke Law's multi-talented and multicultural student body. The show features both JD and LLM students, in groups or in solo, performing their "talents." Acts in the past have included dancing, singing, fashion show, martial arts, speed eating, stand-up comedy, and much more. Please come support your friends or simply enjoy the show. The pre-show reception will be at 5:30 on the Third Floor Mezzanine, the program will start at 6:30 in room 3037. In years past, the room was filled quickly with students, faculty, and family members. Please come early!

    If you are interested in performing, please contact Victor at victor.ma@duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    Duke Law Club of Chicago Reception 5:30 PMSee description

    Duke Law Professor Thomas Metzloff will discuss The Commerce Clause and the Health Care Case: Perspectives from Gonzales v. Raich (CLE credit pending). Event hosted by Edwards Wildman, 225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3000, Chicago. Interested Duke Law alums may RSVP at
    https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0dOpWtQUGBjbIag For further information, please contact heather.stanford@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    New York City - Reception for Duke Law: An evening of Refreshment & Reunion. 6:30 PMSee description

    Drinks & hors d'oeuvres for Duke Law alums at the firm of Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan LLP, 485 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10017.
    All Duke Law alums in New York City are invited. RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3aDXwVe9uyQn5LC.
    For further information, please contact heather.stanford@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    GPSS Potluck 7:00 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    GPSS members will bring food and beverages and have a potluck event at the law school. For more information, please contact Sonny Ha at sonny.ha@duke.edu.

Friday, October 28, 2011

  • Oct 28
    Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Mapping the Global Interface 12:00 PMLaw School 4047

    Panel discussion on Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Mapping the Global Interface. This new book, from Professors Laurence Helfer and Graeme Austin (Melbourne Univ. and Univ. of Victoria of Wellington), analyzes the complex issues involved when human rights claims are often used to counter expansion of intellectual property rights or intellectual property rights are asserted as a fundamental human right. The panelists are Professors Sean Flynn (American Univ. Washington Coll. Of Law), Molly Land (N.Y. Law School), Chidi Oguamanam (Univ. of Ottawa Faculty of Law), Ruth Okediji (Minn. Law School), and Lea Shaver (Hofstra Law School). The event is open to the public and lunch will be served. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

  • Oct 28
    CANCELED: Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Fred Kameny at fred.kameny@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    Faculty seminar on teaching strategies for humans rights/intellectual property 2:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Duke Law's Center for the Study of the Public Domain and Center for International and Comparative Law, along with Duke University's Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Franklin Humanities Institute, present a faculty workshop to strategize about different ways to teach a seminar on the intersection of human rights and intellectual property. Local and visiting experts in the fields will spark the discussion; but the goal is to find or share successful strategies for helping students deal with these complex issues. Participation is by invitation and those interested in attending should contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

  • Oct 28
    Pumpkin carving! 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join the Office of Student Affairs, the Duke Bar Association, and your fellow students for some festive pumpkin carving in Star Commons! Refreshments including cookies and cider will be served, and students are encouraged to bring their spouses and children to join them in the celebration. Pumpkins and carving kits will be provided, and groups or individuals will have a chance to compete for some fun prizes from DBA, including additional drink tickets for the Halloween Party. For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 28
    POSTPONED: Hip-Hop Dance Lesson 4:00 PMSee description

    Due to sports games, Wilson Center will be closed. As a result, this event will be postponed until Saturday, November 19th. For any questions, please contact Merlyne Jean-Louis at merlyne.jean-louis@duke.edu.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

  • Oct 30
    Race Judicata All DaySee description

    The Duke University School of Law's Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will hold its fourth annual Race Judicata 5K run/walk on the Duke campus, featuring music, food and prizes. This popular, Triangle community wide event raises crucial funding to support PILF's mission and enables dedicated Duke Law students to work in unpaid public interest positions by providing vital summer grants. The race will be at the Al Buehler Trail. The race begins at the grassy field near the gravel parking lot off of 751 at 10:00 a.m.
    Registration is $20. To pre-register, mail form and donation check to: PILF Race Judicata, Duke University School of Law, Corner of Towerview Road and Science Drive, PO Box 90360, Durham, NC 27708. Register online by going to www.active.com and searching for "Duke Law Race Judicata." Or, put your check and registration form in Sam Wice's mail folder at Duke Law School. Registration the day of the race will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Monday, October 31, 2011

  • Oct 31
    Bake Sale for Exoneree-Reintegration Fund 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    The Innocence Project is hosting a bake sale to raise money to support our exonerees in obtaining things such as driver's licenses and social security cards. We are also raising money to send them to the annual Innocence Project Conference. No minimum donation required - whatever you feel a baked good is worth is what you can give! For more information please contact Ellie Marranzini at ecm24@duke.edu.

  • Oct 31
    A Conversation with David Zelkind 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    David Zelkind currently does corporate work for Davis Polk and Wardwell in Madrid advising Spanish and other European companies on matters of U.S. law. His areas of focus are: capital markets, M&A, and general corporate law advisory work. He will talk about his transition from studying abroad in Asia and Latin America to working abroad in Europe. For more information, please contact Erica Kassman at erica.kassman@duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

  • Nov 1
    Bake Sale for Exoneree-Reintegration Fund 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    The Innocence Project is hosting a bake sale to raise money to support our exonerees in obtaining things such as driver's licenses and social security cards. We are also raising money to send them to the annual Innocence Project Conference. No minimum donation required - whatever you feel a baked good is worth is what you can give! For more information please contact Ellie Marranzini at ecm24@duke.edu.

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

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

  • Nov 1
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the DBA Finance Committee. If your student organization has a funding request, please attend this meeting two weeks before your event. To request funds, please fill out the following form, http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/financialforms/Funding_Authorizatio..., and submit one copy to Seth Reich's mail folder by 10am on Tuesday morning. Bring another copy for reference at the meeting.

  • Nov 1
    Prepping for the Bar 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Kaplan PMBR Representative Josh McIntyre will explain the bar review process and give his insight as someone who has taken Kaplan PMBR's comprehensive bar review course and passed the bar. He will also introduce Kaplan PMBR's supplemental courses, such as the LLM review course and Multi-State Bar Exam review course. For more information, please contact Ari Eernisse at aeernisse@gmail.com.

  • Nov 1
    Law and Economics Society Kickoff 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Daniel Chen will provide a brief introduction to the field of law and economics over lunch. Come to learn more about this exciting area of law and about Duke Law's newest student organization. For more information, contact Henry Phillips (henry.phillips@duke.edu) or Edward Tang (edward.tang@duke.edu).

  • Nov 1
    HLSA Speaker: Lucas Kurtz 5:00 PMLaw School 4046

    Lucas Kurtz is a North Carolina attorney currently working with the Brazilian law firm of Manhães Moreira Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil, which has advised U.S. companies for over 15 years on various matters of Brazilian law. His practice involves assisting U.S. companies with establishing and operating business in Brazil and general Brazilian compliance requirements. He will present general information regarding cross-border transactions and share his observations and experiences working in Brazil, in addition to answering students' questions. For more information, contact Elizabeth Martinez at eam44@duke.edu.

  • Nov 1
    Reception in D.C. with Ambassador Manuel Sager, L'85 6:30 PMSee description

    His Excellency Manuel Sager, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, and his wife, Mrs. Christine Sager, invite Duke Alumni to a private reception at the Swiss Residence (2920 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.) on Tuesday, November 1, at 6:30 p.m. Ambassador Sager will provide a brief overview of Swiss-U.S. Relations, and guests are invited to enjoy hearty appetizers, Swiss wine and Duke fellowship. Ambassador Sager received his master's of law degree from Duke University Law School in 1985 and his doctorate from the Law School of the University of Zurich. He became the Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States on December 7, 2010, and his previous posts include heading the Political Affairs Division of Switzerland's Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and serving as executive director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Register by October 27th. For additional information, contact Elizabeth Jackson at 703-556-0149 or jackson@dcw.org.

    http://https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/events/DUKE2354473.html

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

  • Nov 2
    1Ls: Finding and Funding Summer Public Interest Jobs 9:55 AMLaw School 4047

    This program will provide an overview of the many resources for finding summer public interest jobs and how to fund those that are unpaid. Sponsored by the CPDC. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 2
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting. To be added to the agenda, please email Lauren Ross, lauren.a.ross@duke.edu.

  • Nov 2
    Student Q&A session on finding 1L jobs 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    The Christian Legal Society is holding an informal Q&A session where upperclassmen will talk about their 1L summer internships and answer questions 1L students may have about the process or specific internships. For more information, please contact Chris Thompson at crt6@duke.edu.

  • Nov 2
    The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Kent Greenfield, Professor of Law at Boston College Law School, will present his upcoming Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy article on the different approaches to consent in constitutional law and discuss his new book, The Myth of Choice. A book sale and author signing will follow the event. Co-sponsored by DJCLPP, the Public Law Program and the Federalist Society. Questions, contact Shine Chen at shine.chen@duke.edu.

  • Nov 2
    Wellness Wednesdays: Managing Holiday Stress 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The holidays are a stressful time of year for everyone. Members of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will talk about methods for prioritizing time and managing stress during the busy holiday season, including travel, family obligations, and academic responsibilities. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/students/events/wellness

Thursday, November 3, 2011

  • Nov 3
    Rethinking Regulation: A Panel Discussion on Obama's Regulatory Reforms 12:00 PMPerkins Library Breedlove Room

    A team of Duke professors with experience working for the federal government will examine the early results of an Executive Order President Obama issued earlier this year requiring agencies to review their rules and clear out ones that had outlived their usefulness. The team, which includes Stuart Benjamin, Duke Law (formerly Federal Communications Commission) Ronnie Chatterji, Fuqua School of Business (formerly President's Council of Economic Advisors) Arti Rai, Duke Law (formerly U. S. Patent and Trademark Office), and Jonathan Wiener, Duke Law (formerly President's Council of Economic Advisors) will explain this regulatory housecleaning against the backdrop of heightened political contentiousness about the regulatory state.

  • Nov 3
    1Ls: Preparing for Summer Judicial Internships 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Thinking about interning with a judge next summer? If so, now is the time to begin preparing. Find out what you should be doing now to position yourself for a summer internship or post-graduate clerkship. This session will cover methods and strategies that work best for clerkship & internship applicants. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Robert Barton at barton@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    LLM Interviewing and Networking Skills Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Whatever your professional goals, ongoing preparation and interview practice is essential to securing the position of your choice. Please join us for an interactive presentation on interviewing skills and techniques designed to help LLM students prepare for the International Student Interview Program in January. The workshop will address the basics of interview preparation and help you master more advanced skills such as handling open-ended questions with confidence, addressing difficult or uncomfortable questions, and crafting thoughtful questions to ask the interviewer. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals 1:30 PMLaw School 4049

    Students are invited to watch the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals hear oral arguments on a current case at 1:30 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom. At 2:45 p.m., judges and counsel will open the floor to questions and answers from student attendees. A reception for those in attendance will follow the Q&A in the Burdman Lounge. For more information, contact Anne Sherman at sherman@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    Reclaiming Human Judgment in Public Choices 4:00 PMWestbrook 0016

    Philip Howard, author of "Life without Lawyers" and "The Death of Common Sense" will discuss how the US legal and regulatory system is broken and ways to begin fixing it. There will be a panel discussion moderated by Divinity Dean Richard Hays, including Dean of the Chapel Sam Wells, Law Professor Lawrence Baxter and Sanford Professor Joel Fleishman. The event is also part of Sanford's Gridlock series.

  • Nov 3
    WLSA Faculty Tea Series Presents: Professor Mary Dudziak 5:00 PMLaw School 2014

    WLSA Faculty Tea Series is proud to host Professor Mary Dudziak. Email Saleena Siraj for more information at saleenatsiraj@duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    Atlanta - From Picasso to Warhol 6:00 PMSee description

    Alums will tour the latest New York City MOMA touring exhibit From Picasso to Warhol: 14 Modern Masters, enjoy a presentation by a High Museum of Art curator, and relax over drinks and hors d'oeuvres at Table 1280 Restaurant and Tapas Lounge in the Woodruff Arts Center. Duke Law alums are welcome; please RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4Uh4FfoyAlXXKgk
    For further information, please contact heather.stanford@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 4, 2011

  • Nov 4
    Faculty Workshop 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    For more information, please contact Fred Kameny at fred.kameny@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 4
    A Conversation with Mike Macari T'92, Hollywood Producer 3:00 PMLaw School 4055

    The Sports and Entertainment Law Society is excited to bring Mike Macari, Duke undergraduate alum '92 and Hollywood Producer at Macari Edelstein, to discuss his work and how the law has played a role in his career. Macari is the producer of the hugely successful American remake of the Japanese horror film The Ring and the sequel The Ring Two. He recently completed Shelter starring Julianne Moore and Johnathan Rhys-Meyers and is in pre-production on the horror film Haunted Temple. After graduating from Duke, Macari attended law school at the University of Texas at Austin; he is also a member of the California State Bar.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

  • Nov 8
    PILF Denim Sale 9:00 AMBryan Center Von Canon Room A

    DISCOUNTED NAME-BRAND JEANS for MEN and WOMEN: 7 For All Mankind Citizens of Humanity Rock & Republic True Religion and much much more! Jeans, Dresses, Tops & Purses **Duke Flex Card, Debit, Credit, and Cash accepted. No Checks. Merchandise provided by Charity Denim. For more information, contact Michele Dunsky at michele.dunsky@duke.edu.

  • Nov 8
    Student Exam Prep Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join upper-class students to learn about techniques and tips for preparing for law school exams. Co-sponsored by WLSA and the Office of Student Affairs, this event is an opportunity to ask questions from your classmates about outlining and exam preparation. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Nov 8
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the DBA Finance Committee. If your student organization has a funding request, please attend this meeting two weeks before your event. To request funds, please fill out the following form, http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/financialforms/Funding_Authorizatio..., and submit one copy to Seth Reich's mail folder by 10am on Tuesday morning. Bring another copy for reference at the meeting.

  • Nov 8
    The Duke Idea Los Angeles 6:30 PMSee description

    The Duke Idea is a series of talks led by President Richard H. Brodhead and various Duke leaders, held in venues across the nation and around the world. The Duke Idea Los Angeles will focus on "Using Social Science to Improve the World" and feature Dan Ariely Ph.D.'98, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics. The event will be held at The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Register at http://www.dukealumni.com/alumni-communities/regional-networks/duke-idea. For more information, contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

  • Nov 9
    Screening of selected scenes from The Specialist: Portrait of a Modern Criminal 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Selected excerpts of real footage from the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Jewish Law Students Association and ICCSN. For more information, please contact Diana Schawlowski at dianaschawlowski@gmail.com.

  • Nov 9
    Wellness Wednesdays: Eating Well During the Holidays 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Do visions of sugar plums dance in your head at the holiday season? Sharing and sampling cookies and pies and other confectionary delights are a fun and delicious way to celebrate, but they can also lead to overindulgence and regretful resolutions. Learn how you can eat well during the holidays while still enjoying traditional treats. Student Health Services will offer tips and advice on eating well on a student budget when faced with these temptations. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 9
    Does Economic Inequality Matter? 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the Duke Law Democrats for a discussion of the politics of economic inequality. The event will feature Nicholas Carnes, a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy, whose research focuses on economic and social inequality and the shortage of people from working-class backgrounds in American legislatures, and Pope "Mac" McCorkle '84, a Visiting Lecturer at the Sanford School of Public Policy, who has served as an issues consultant to political candidates, state governments, and various organizations for the last two decades. For more information, please contact Mark Irvine at mark.irvine@duke.edu.

  • Nov 9
    Faith & Law: a Professor's View 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join the Christian Legal Society for "Faith & Law: a Professor's View." Professors Sara Sun Beale, Guy Charles, and Hans Linnartz will discuss how their faith impacts and intersects with their legal work. For more information, please contact Karen Gift at karen.gift@duke.edu.

  • Nov 9
    Intellectual Property Moot Court Interest Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4049

    The IP & Cyberlaw Society will be sending teams to three IP-related moot court competitions this spring! Join us for a lunch meeting to learn more about the competitions and ways you can participate. The competitions involve issues in the areas of trademark and competition law, patent law, and entertainment and copyright law. All class years are welcome; 2Ls are especially encouraged to attend! Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Daniela Juvani at djj14@duke.edu.

  • Nov 9
    BLSA General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Duke BLSA invites you to join us for our final general body meeting of the semester. The meeting will feature a "What to Wear/What Not to Wear" professional attire workshop by Professor Dimond, as well as a career panel discussing previous 1L summer jobs that 2L and 3L members held. All are welcome. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Brandon Myers at brandon.myers@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Nov 9
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting. To be added to the agenda, please email Lauren Ross, lauren.a.ross@duke.edu.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

  • Nov 10
    IPCS Roundtable Discussion with Eugene Y. Lao, General Counsel at Zynga Inc., JD/LLM '95 10:00 AMLaw School 4044

    The Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Society will be hosting a roundtable discussion with Mr. Eugene Y. Lao'95, current General Counsel at Zynga, Inc. Mr. Lao will be discussing his experience working with Zynga and Yahoo!, as well as his experience working internationally. Breakfast and coffee will be provided. For more information, please contact Daniela Juvani at djj14@duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    Office of Gift Planning Luncheon in Winston-Salem, NC 12:00 PMSee description

    Lunch and discussion with Duke's own Scott Silliman, Professor of the Practice of Law and Director Emeritus, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. At the Piedmont Club, Winston-Salem, NC. Hosted by Tom T'72 & Jean W'72 Adams. By invitation only. For more information, contact Alyssa Alegre at alyssa.alegre@dev.duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    A Principled Life: An Unconventional Path to Judging 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Honorable Nancy Gertner, recently retired U.S. District Judge and current Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, will discuss unconventional paths to success, focusing on her path to a federal judgeship, which involved advocacy about principles, causes, people and issues. Her autobiography, In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate, released on April 26, 2011, will be available for sale. An author signing will follow the lecture. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.

    http://www.law.duke.edu/news/story?id=6936&u=17

  • Nov 10
    CANCELED - Palestinian Statehood and the UN: A Road to Where? 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    What are the possible implications in the Middle East of the UN Security Council's impending vote on Palestinian statehood? What obstacles stand in the way of recognition of Palestine as an independent state? What parallels can be drawn between the Palestinian bid and prior efforts by other entities to obtain recognition? Come learn the answer to these questions and more at this panel sponsored by SOLIMENA. For more information, contact Daniel Koehler at daniel.koehler@duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    Released but not Reintegrated - Reintegration Experiences in North Carolina 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    North Carolina exonerees, including Shawn Massey and Scott Pierpoint, will share their experiences of exoneration and the challenges they face as they attempt to reintegrate into society with limited support. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Ellie Marranzini @ ecm24@duke.edu.

  • Nov 10
    The Positive Correlation: Economic Freedom and Quality of Life 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Don Boudreaux will lecture on the Economic Freedom Index and how it shows a positive correlation between economic freedom and quality of life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1U1Jzdghjk Join us for an informative talk. You might be surprised about where the United States falls on the index and where we might be headed. Questions will be answered and are encouraged! All are welcome. For more information, contact Phil Aubart at pla4@duke.edu.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1U1Jzdghjk

  • Nov 10
    Boston - Duke Law Club of New England 5:30 PMSee description

    A reception for Dr. Robert Gough, Jr. at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, World Trade Center West, 155 Seaport Boulevard. Providing provocative context for Duke Law alums' tour of the Institute of Contemporary Art's new installation, Isaac Julien's Ten Thousand Waves, Duke alum Robert Gough will discuss art and economics, globalization and China at 6:15 p.m. in a talk entitled, "U.S. vs. China: Economies at the Crossroads." Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The Museum is open to the public until 9 p.m.; free admission on Thursdays 5-9. Duke Law alums please RSVP at the link. For further information, please contact Heather Stanford at heather.stanford@law.duke.edu.

    http://https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_29UC83ePQDHdOtK

  • Nov 10
    Innocence Project Jazz Fundraiser 5:30 PMSee description

    The Innocence Project is hosting a jazz night to raise money to support our exonerees in obtaining things such as driver's licenses and social security cards. We are also raising money to send them to the annual Innocence Project Conference. Jazz night will be held on 11/10 at The Firm (1647 Cole Mill Road, Durham, NC 27705) from 5:30 PM-8:30 PM. For further information, please contact DukeLawInnocenceProject@gmail.com, or follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/DLInnocenceProj.

    http://twitter.com/#!/DLInnocenceProj.

  • Nov 10
    Beverages, Burritos & Breakthroughs: Constructing a Concise Yet Captivating Story of Personal Value 6:15 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Hardy Vieux, Chairman of Duke's Alumni Association, and two of his equally accomplished classmates for a fun yet challenging evening guaranteed to increase your confidence and help you master the very skills with which law students traditionally struggle most. With the expert guidance of three particularly gifted relationship-builders and several built-in opportunities to apply their guidance on the spot, attendees will leave the workshop equipped with the tools to quickly make a positive, lasting impression on nearly anyone, in virtually any setting. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Alan Dickinson (dickinson@law.duke.edu) by Monday, November 7, by 5 PM. Beverages and burritos will be served! For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 11, 2011

  • Nov 11
    Duke International Security Conference All DayLaw School 3043

    The Duke International Security Conference (DISCon) is a collegiate Model UN conference hosted annually by the Duke International Relations Association. This year's conference will explore the changing nature of conflict in the Middle East. By invitation only. For more information, contact Stephanie Richards at stephanie.richards@duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    Lateral-level Faculty Appointments Candidate Meeting 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Nov 11
    Veterans Disability -- Key Appeals 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Tom Crosby '11 has been interning with the Winston Salem office of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs. He has learned some very interesting procedures of which we all need to be aware. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 11
    November First Friday! 4:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come celebrate Fall this Friday in Star Commons from 4:30-6:00! We'll be serving pie, cider and a selection of seasonal beers. Enjoy this little pre-Thanksgiving celebration with your fellow students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact Jonathan Nussbaum at jmn25@duke.edu.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

  • Nov 12
    Duke International Security Conference All DayLaw School 3043

    The Duke International Security Conference (DISCon) is a collegiate Model UN conference hosted annually by the Duke International Relations Association. This year's conference will explore the changing nature of conflict in the Middle East. By invitation only. For more information, contact Stephanie Richards at stephanie.richards@duke.edu.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

  • Nov 13
    Duke International Security Conference All DayLaw School 3043

    The Duke International Security Conference (DISCon) is a collegiate Model UN conference hosted annually by the Duke International Relations Association. This year's conference will explore the changing nature of conflict in the Middle East. By invitation only. For more information, contact Stephanie Richards at stephanie.richards@duke.edu.

Monday, November 14, 2011

  • Nov 14
    CPDC Student Advisory Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    This is one of four regularly scheduled meetings of the 2011-12 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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

  • Nov 15
    Faculty Meeting with Provost Lange 12:15 PMLaw School 4042

    By invitation only. For more information, please contact Janse Haywood at haywood@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 15
    DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Weekly meeting of the DBA Finance Committee. If your student organization has a funding request, please attend this meeting two weeks before your event. To request funds, please fill out the following form, http://www.law.duke.edu/students/dba/financialforms/Funding_Authorizatio..., and submit one copy to Seth Reich's mail folder by 10am on Tuesday morning. Bring another copy for reference at the meeting.

  • Nov 15
    Student Paper Series 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Students will present abstracts on current issues in Constitutional Law. For more information, contact Leigh Llewelyn at leigh.llewelyn@gmail.com.

  • Nov 15
    Killing Spree 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Robert Delahunty from the University of St. Thomas joins us to discuss the deaths of Osama bin Laden, Anwar Al-Awlaki, and Colonel Gaddafi and the legal issues they raise. Professor Arthur Mark Weisburd from UNC School of Law will also be joining us to offer his perspective on the matter. Listen as these two men discuss the legal issues. Questions are encouraged, so bring them!. Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and National Security Law Society. For more information contact Phil Aubart pla4@duke.edu

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

  • Nov 16
    Exam Info and Electronic Bluebook Installation 10:00 AMLaw School 3041

    1L JD students should come to this introductory session on exam procedure. The registrar will share information about exams and using your laptop in exams, and Academic Technologies 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, contact Wayne Miller at wayne.miller@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 16
    DBA Executive Board Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Weekly meeting of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting. To be added to the agenda, please email Lauren Ross, lauren.a.ross@duke.edu.

  • Nov 16
    What Not to Wear: Interview Edition 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    WLSA and the Career & Professional Development Office will give you tips and rules for dressing for your summer job and interviews. In addition, WLSA will provide attendees with a list of student-vetted tailors, dry cleaners, salons, etc. in the area. Lunch will be provided. The event will be held in room 4047 from 12:30-1:20. For questions, contact Kate Dickinson at kjd16@duke.edu.

  • Nov 16
    Maintaining Academic Integrity 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Professors Doriane Coleman, Theresa Newman and Diane Dimond will join Dean Jason Belk for a lively discussion of the Law School's Honor Code and ways students can ensure that they maintain the Law School's high expectations for academic integrity. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Dean Jason Belk at belk@law.duke.edu

  • Nov 16
    Wellness Wednesdays: Seasonal Celebration 4:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The Office of Student Affairs invites the students, faculty, and staff to join us in Star Commons at 4 p.m. to enjoy some pie and cider in celebration of the season! This event is part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesdays series to promote health and balance. We also hope to make it an annual holiday tradition! For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 16
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Duke: Perspectives from the Law and Entrepreneurship Program 6:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Learn about the state of innovation and entrepreneurship at Duke, particularly in the context of the Law and Entrepreneurship Program at Duke Law. Hear from the program director (Kip Frey JD '85), an alumnus-mentor (Glen Caplan JD '02), and a current student (Ryan Blackmon LLM-LE '12). All Duke alumni and guests are welcome. Details and RSVP information are available here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6FpXOZNjt5PRJqY. For more information, contact Heather Stanford at heather.stanford@law.duke.edu.

    http://https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

  • Nov 17
    PBS Thursdays: PILF Bake Sale 11:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is hosting its monthly PBS Thursdays bake sale to raise money to support students seeking summer public interest positions. There will be brownies, cookies, pies, and more! Most items are $1. Cash only. The sale is from 11:00-1:00pm and 3:00-5:00pm. For more information, contact Christina Mullen at christina.m.mullen@gmail.com.

  • Nov 17
    Conversation with Visiting Senior Lecturer Patrick D. Duddy 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    The International Studies Office and Public Interest and Pro Bono Office, together with HLSA, will host Visiting Senior Lecturer Ambassador Patrick D. Duddy for a conversation with students interested in international affairs and public service. Ambassador Duddy is a senior Latin American specialist with broad experience in trade, energy, public affairs and crisis management. Having served as the U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, he will provide an overview of his career and the legal and political challenges faced during his tenure with the State Department. For more information, contact Elizabeth Martinez at eam44@duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Making Your Case: Essentials of Interviewing for Legal Positions 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    After you have crafted a pristine resume and persuasive cover letter, interviews for 1L summer opportunities may soon follow. To ensure you are well prepared whenever these invitations are extended, during this session you will learn the nuances of legal recruiting and those interview skills essential to effective self-promotion. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

    Note: This program is Part III of the Professional Development Curriculum for the Class of 2014 and all first-year students are required to attend. It is being offered twice to accommodate students' individual course schedules, though students need only attend one of the program's two sessions.

  • Nov 17
    The Right to Discriminate? 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Greg Baylor L'90, Attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund and Duke Law Alum, will discuss Ward v. Willbanks and the issues it raises. Are those who are sincere about their faith unfit for the counseling profession? Do public universities violate the Constitution when they force counseling students to choose between their faith and getting their degree? Should-and may-public universities punish or attempt to "re-educate" a student who has an ethical objection to affirming same-sex behavior? Please contact Phil Aubart at pla4@duke.edu for more information.

  • Nov 17
    Making Your Case: Essentials of Interviewing for Legal Positions 4:00 PMLaw School 3000

    After you have crafted a pristine resume and persuasive cover letter, interviews for 1L summer opportunities may soon follow. To ensure you are well prepared whenever these invitations are extended, during this session you will learn the nuances of legal recruiting and those interview skills essential to effective self-promotion. For more information, please contact the Career Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu.

    Note: This program is Part III of the Professional Development Curriculum for the Class of 2014 and all first-year students are required to attend. It is being offered twice to accommodate students' individual course schedules, though students need only attend one of the program's two sessions.

  • Nov 17
    WLSA-Baker Botts Networking Reception 6:00 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    For 1Ls and LLMs: Please join WLSA on Thursday, November 17th, at 6:00pm in the Third Floor Star Commons Mezzanine for a networking reception with lawyers from Baker Botts. This is a great opportunity to speak with established Duke Law alumni and get their insight about summer recruitment. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Lisa Lee at cel35@duke.edu.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

  • Nov 19
    Hip-Hop Dance Lesson 4:00 PMSee description

    Come relieve stress with a dance lesson from a LLM student, a former professional hip-hop dancer who has danced for Lady Gaga, Snoop Dog, 50 Cent and has worked with some of the world's most renowned choreographers (including Dana Foglia, Joanna Numata, Jermaine Brown, Luam, and Eric Negron). The lesson will take place in Multi-Purpose Room A at Brodie Gym on East Campus. Dancers (and non-dancers) of all levels are encouraged to attend! Sponsored by the Duke Law Drama Society. For more information, please contact Merlyne Jean-Louis at merlyne.jean-louis@duke.edu.

Monday, November 21, 2011

  • Nov 21
    Duke Law Gear Sale (PILF fundraiser) 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Stock up on Duke Law gear and support PILF! Duke Law shirts, hoodies, and much more will be for sale. For more information, contact Michelle Huang at michelle.x.huang@duke.edu.

  • Nov 21
    Summer Institutes Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    All students who plan to attend one of the summer institutes (in Hong Kong or Switzerland) should come to this meeting. The Directors of the Institutes will describe the courses for July 2012 and former Institute participants will talk about their experiences and answer questions. Feel free to bring your lunch. Light snacks and sodas will be provided. For more information, contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 21
    The BP Oil Spill Comes to Court 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The oil spill that began in April 2010 at BP's Deepwater Horizon rig on the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico has spawned an enormous and complex web of litigation, which has been consolidated in the courtroom of Judge Carl Barbier, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Two Duke Law experts will explain the evolution of this massive mass tort case: Professor Francis McGovern, who is serving as Special Master to Judge Barbier to manage this case; and Kat Shea '10, who served as a law clerk to Judge Barbier in 2010-11. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Jonathan Wiener. Lunch provided. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Society.
    Those interested in the recent ruling by the court on motions to dismiss should see : http://www.laed.uscourts.gov/OilSpill/Orders/8262011RevisedOrder(MotionsToDismissB1Complaint).pdf

  • Nov 21
    Inside the Professor's Studio: Sam Buell 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join us for this semester's "Inside the Professor's Studio." 3L Rachel Berkowitz will interview our own Sam Buell. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, "Inside the Professor's Studio" is designed to give students fresh insight into the lives that our professors have led. The series allows our terrific 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 Christine Paquin, at christine.paquin@duke.edu.

  • Nov 21
    OUTLaw General Meeting 6:30 PMLaw School 4044

    Join OUTLaw for a meeting to come up with ideas and priorities for Spring semester! This is a great chance for new members to become involved in OUTLaw. We'll be talking about Admitted Students Weekend, annual social events, career and educational programming, and political advocacy ideas. For more information, contact Haley Warden at haleywarden@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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