Katharine Buchanan

Assistant Dean, Alumni & Development

  • Email: Buchanan@law.duke.edu
    Room: 1001
    Phone: 919-613-7217
    Fax: 919-613-7170
    210 Science Drive
    Box 90389
    Durham, NC 27708-0389

As Assistant Dean for Alumni & Development, Kate manages the Law School's Regional Directors. She works closely with the Dean and the Associate Dean for Alumni & Development to plan and implement the Law School's fundraising initiatives.

A graduate of Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Kate worked for several years for two major research universities, and also practiced estate planning and tax exempt organizations law, before joining the Law School in December 2004. She lives in Durham with her husband, Phil Buchanan, who serves as Duke's Assistant Vice President for Gift Planning, and her three sons -- Blake, Holden and Graham.