2012 Schedule of Events
(All programs held in Law School Room 3041 unless otherwise indicated.)
Tuesday August 14: PRACTICE professionalism
Registration and Continental Breakfast
- Register on the Third Floor Loggia then join your LEAD Fellows and classmates in Star Commons for a light breakfast.
Welcome by the Office of Student Affairs
- Associate Dean Bill Hoye and Assistant Deans Jason Belk and Anne Sherman will welcome you to the Law School.
Dean’s Welcome and First Dean’s Lecture
- Dean David F. Levi will welcome you to Duke Law and present a lecture on how to be a successful law student.
LEAD Group Discussion Sessions
Various Locations in Law School To Be Announced
- Students will break into LEAD groups to discuss the first Dean’s Lecture and how to succeed in law school with their classmates and LEAD Fellows.
Washington Duke Inn
- Dine with members of the Law School community, including featured speakers Board of Visitors Chair David Ichel, T ’75, L’78, and NC Supreme Court Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson.
Professional Development Panel
- David Lieberman L‘88, a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Kristina Johnson L’08, a Legal Protection Officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan, Mark Sigmon L’05, an attorney at Graebe, Hanna & Welborn, Kendra Montgomery-Blinn L’03, the Executive Director of the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission, and Rebecca Rich L’06, a Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law, will offer guidance on directing your legal career.
LEAD Fellow Reception
- Gather in Star Commons with your classmates and LEAD Fellows for a casual reception at the end of your first day as a Duke Law student.
Wednesday, August 15: BUILD relationships, LIVE with purpose
- Professors Maggie Lemos and Ernie Young introduce you to different “kinds” of law and provide an overview of the judiciary system in the second lecture of the Dean’s Course.
Living with Purpose
- Dr. Gary Glass, the assistant director for outreach and development programming for Counseling and Psychological Services, will present concepts helpful during your time at law school and beyond.
Introduction to the Office of Student Affairs
- Join Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Jason Belk, Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Anne Sherman and other members of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) for a lunchtime discussion about student services offered in the Law School and throughout campus.
How to Read and Brief a Case
- Professor and Director of Legal Writing Diane Dimond will talk to you about how to read and understand a case, a skill you will need to navigate the next three years and beyond.
Legal Analysis, Research and Writing Classes
Various Law School classrooms to be announced.
Introduction to Academic Technologies and the Law Library
- Staff from Academic Technologies and the Law Library will introduce you to research and technical services at the Law School and offer tips for professional communication and effective in-class use of computers. Academic Technologies staff will then help you configure your computer to operate on the Duke Law network if you have not already done so, and will provide links to download most of the software you will need.
Duke Bar Association Q-Shack BBQ
- Meet your upper-level mentors and DBA representatives over a meal of traditional North Carolina barbecue in Marcy’s Garden (the front lawn of the Law School).
Thursday, August 16: SERVE the community
Public Interest & Pro Bono Primer
- Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono Kim Bart, Director of Public Interest and Pro Bono Kim Burrucker and service-minded upper-level students will discuss the many ways to contribute to the community through pro bono and public-interest work.
Screening of The Trials of Darryl Hunt
- As portrayed in this award-winning HBO documentary, Darryl Hunt was convicted of a rape he didn’t commit and served 18 years in North Carolina prisons before being released in 2003 based on DNA evidence.
Q & A with Darryl Hunt
- Meet Darryl Hunt and hear his fascinating story first-hand. Also meet Professor Theresa Newman, co-director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic, and client LaMonte Armstrong who was recently released from prison pending a new trial after serving 17 years of a life sentence.
Lunch with Classmates
- Enjoy lunch in Star Commons and discuss the morning’s program with your new classmates.
- Dean Levi will present the third lecture of his course. In this lecture, he will discuss A Civil Action and share observations about creating a meaningful career in the legal profession.
The Honor Code
- Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Jason Belk will introduce the Law School community’s expectations.
New Student Welcome Reception
- Meet and mingle with your classmates, Law School faculty and administrators over beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Business casual attire is recommended.
Friday, August 17: ENGAGE intellectually, SERVE the community
Legal Analysis, Research and Writing
Various Law School classrooms to be announced.
How to Prepare for and Make the Most Out of Class
- Professors Doriane Coleman and Don Beskind will introduce you to concepts of professionalism and equip you with best practices for preparing for class and engaging with the assigned materials.
Community Service Kick-off and Bag Lunch
- Pick up your lunch in Star Commons and your t-shirt under the tent on the front lawn before joining your LEAD group for an afternoon of service.
18th Annual Dedicated to Durham
Various locations to be announced.
- Work with fellow students, faculty, and administrators to make a difference in your new community.
Alumni Trivia Night
Satisfaction Restaurant at Brightleaf Square
- Join the Alumni and Development staff for a night of trivia (with prizes!), free pizza and soft drinks at this favorite local hangout.