Duke Law graduates in Thailand
Duke Law alumni Jaratrus Chamratrithirong, SJD '08 and Pakvipa Ahviphan, SJD '01 discover that they both work at the Government of Thailand's Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs, International Law Development Division. Jaratrus' work concerns free trade agreements and the World Trade Organization, while Pakvipa covers World Intellectual Property Organization and intellectual property rights. It is a small world indeed!
Brussels - Duke Benelux Alumni at De Warande
Howard W. Gutman, US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium appointed by President Barack Obama, joined the Duke Benelux Alumni at De Warande, located near the US Embassy in Brussels on March 5, 2010. The evening started with a champagne reception at 8 PM, followed by a walking dinner and dessert.
Duke Inaugural International Alumni and Students Dinner in New York City
International alumni and students of Duke Law School gathered in New York City on Friday, January 28, 2010 for good food and conversation. Over 80 alumni and students attended the dinner, including alumni flying from Finland and Japan. Jaime Aleman '78, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama to the United States, spoke to attendees about the benefits of networking in a transnational legal career.
Duke law alumni Tel Aviv reunion
A very well-attended event was held by Eran Sarig '03, on the evening of Friday, December 12, 2009. Judy and Don Horowitz, who were spending 3 weeks in Israel, attended the event and were pleased to see many alumni, Duke JD one-semester exchange students who were studying at IDC, Prof. Benny Shmueli who visited at Duke, and LLM applicants. Palestinian LLM alumni held a reunion, which Judy and Don attended, in Ramallah on Sunday, December 27.
Alumni LLM alumni offers insights on opportunities and challenges for foreign lawyers in US legal market
LLM alumni Aboli Amarapurkar '02, John Curry '05, and Jean-Gabriel Peuchaud '07 offered advice on Friday, October 23, 2009 to current LLM candidates interested in careers in the U.S. legal market. The panelists took varied career paths and worked in different legal sectors ranging from commercial real estate to international procurement, yet they all stressed the significance of networking and good grades from LLM studies.
Duke law alumni Hong Kong reunion
Rita Pang '99 hosted a formal dinner for alumni and Duke faculty members teaching in the Asia-America Summer Institute. The dinner was held on Friday, July 10, 2009, and was attended by several alumni and faculty members. Rita hosts the dinner annually while the Institute is in session, and Judy and Don hope to see Duke law alumni again in July 2010. Jean-Paul Hupez '89, spoke to students at the Institute on the activities of and career opportunities at the legal office of the Asian region of the IFC, where he is the Chief Counsel. Desiree Sumilong '01, arranged for students to visit the HK office of Allen & Overy. The visit included a water tour of Hong Kong Harbour.