Duke Law Weekend in D.C.

October 22, 2010Duke Law News

A number of Duke Law students and alumni are gathering this weekend to participate in the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair in Washington, D.C. Duke Law will host a reception for students and alumni Friday evening at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.

In addition to events relating to Equal Justice Works, students organized a half-day conference featuring alumni working in government and nonprofit positions. The event was created to help students learn more about careers in the public sector. About 50 current students are expected to attend the session, to be held at Hogan Lovells, and they will hear from 14 alumni.

Below is an outline of events:

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair
Friday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23
All day
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852

A variety of programs are scheduled, including: formal interviewing opportunities for job openings with potential employers from across the nation; informal "table talk" interviews with potential employers for information gathering and career advising; skills training workshops for new lawyers and student leaders; and workshops covering current legal, political, and economic developments in substantive areas of public interest law. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

Washington, D.C. Public Interest Alumni & Student Reception
Friday, Oct. 22
5:30 p.m.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004-2541

Duke Law alumni working in the federal government and public service sector, and students participating in the Duke in D.C. externship program are invited to a reception with Duke Law students and faculty/administrators attending the Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference in Washington, D.C. Reception to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Laura Brockington at brockington@law.duke.edu.

Duke Alumni in D.C.*
Saturday, Oct. 23
1:30 to 6 p.m.
Hogan Lovells, 555 Thirteenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.
*panelists subject to change


Welcome & Opening Remarks: 1:30 p.m.
Stephanie Lam '11, JD/MBA, Duke Law School, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
Jonathan McKernan '07, Associate, Hogan Lovells LLP

Panel Discussion: 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Federal Government Agencies & Academia
- Amy Horner '02, Division of Parks and Wildlife, Environmental Restoration, Office of the Solicitor, Department of the Interior
- Amy Pope '01, Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice
- Julie Riewe '99, Assistant Director, Division of Enforcement, Securities and Exchange Commission
- Nathan Sales '00, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, Department of Homeland Security
- Moderator: Patrick Duggan '10, Trial Attorney, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Crimes Section, Department of Justice

Panel Discussion: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Politics & Capitol Hill
- Hannah Polikov '08, Manager, Cross Cutting Energy and Climate Issues,
Maryland Energy Administration; former Senior Legislative Assistant for Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA)
- Lauren Tribble '08, Counsel,Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont)
- Gerard Waldron '90, Former Staff Director and Chief Counsel, House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming (2007-10); Senior Counsel, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, House Energy & Commerce Committee (1991-95)
- Moderator: Troy Stock '10, Senior Policy Advisor, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah-3)

Panel Discussion: 4:45-5:45 p.m.
Non-Profits & NGOs
- Lauralyn Beattie Lee '98, Senior Associate University Counsel, Georgetown University
- Ian Millhiser '06, Policy Analyst, Center For American Progress
- Michael Oswalt '08, Law Fellow, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
- Mae Wu '01, Program Attorney, Health and Environment Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
- Moderator: Nicole Landguth '13, Duke Law School
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