LEAD Week

2013 Schedule of EventsLEAD Week logo

(All programs held in Law School Room 3041 unless otherwise indicated.)

Tuesday August 20: PRACTICE professionalism

Registration and Welcome Breakfast
8 a.m. - Third Floor Loggia and Star Commons

  • Register on the Third Floor Loggia then join your LEAD Fellows and classmates in Star Commons for a light breakfast.

Welcome to Duke Law School
9 a.m. - Room 3041

  • Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs Bill Hoye and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Jason Belk will welcome you to the Law School.

Dean's Welcome and Lecture
9:30 a.m.

  • Dean David F. Levi will welcome you to Duke Law and present a lecture on how to be a successful law student; students should plan to read A Civil Action and "Robinson Everett: The Citizen-Lawyer Ideal Lives On", prior to arrival.

LEAD Group Discussion Sections
11 a.m. - See breakout schedule (included in your packet) for room assignment

  • Join your LEAD Fellow, an upper class student who will help you navigate law school, for a discussion based on Dean Levi's talk about being a successful law student.

Professionalism Luncheon
12:15 p.m. - Washington Duke Inn

  • Dine with members of the Law School community and take the Duke Law School Pledge.

The Honor Code
2:30 p.m.

  • Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Jason Belk will introduce the Law School community’s expectations

LEAD Fellow Reception
3:45 p.m. - Star Commons

  • Gather in Star Commons with LEAD Fellows for a casual reception with refreshments at the end of your first day as a Duke Law student.

Wednesday, August 21: BUILD relationships, LIVE with purpose

Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. - Star Commons

DukeCard Pick-up
8 am. - 9:15 a.m. - Star Commons

  • If you submitted your photo prior to August 9, you will be able to pick up your DukeCard from Law School staff. DukeCards are campus-wide IDs that allow you to access the Law School, recreation center, and other campus buildings as well as pay for food at on-campus vendors.

Introduction to the Office of Student Affairs
9:45 a.m. - Room 3041

  • Join Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Jason Belk, Assistant Dean of Academic Advising Anne Sherman, Student Affairs Coordinator Sarah Battersby, and Student Affairs Assistant Nikii Lancaster for an overview of LEAD Week and an introduction to student services available at Duke Law.

.Class Preparation and Case Briefing

10:45 a.m.

  • Being prepared for a law school class may be very different from the kind of daily academic preparartion you are accustomed to.  This session, lead by Prof. Doriane Coleman and Prof. Jeremy Mullem, is designed to make your faculty's expectations clear and to provide instruction on how to meet those expectations so that you can be most successful from the beginning.

Lunch with Classmates

  • Pick up your lunch and enjoy talking with your new classmates

Legal Analysis, Research and Writing Classes
Sections 1-4: 2:00 p.m.
Sections 5-8: 3:45 p.m.
See classroom assignments in your packet

Campus Tours (Optional)
Sections 1-4: 3:45 p.m.
Sections 5-8: 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Star Commons

  • Join LEAD Fellows for an optional tour of campus highlights

Duke Bar Association Cookout
5:15 p.m. - Marcy's Garden

  • Meet your DBA mentors and representatives over a meal in Marcy’s Garden (the front lawn of the Law School).

Thursday, August 22: SERVE the community

Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. - Star Commons

Public Interest & Pro Bono Primer
8:30 a.m. - Room 3041

  • Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono Kim Bart will discuss the many ways to contribute to the community through pro bono and public-interest work.

Screening of The Trials of Darryl Hunt
9 a.m.

  • 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
10:45 a.m.

  • Meet Darryl Hunt  and his attorney, Mark Rabil, and hear this fascinating story first-hand. Professor Theresa Newman, co-director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic, will moderate the discussion.

Lunch with Classmates
Noon - Star Commons

  • Enjoy lunch in Star Commons and discuss the morning’s program with your new classmates.

What's a Nice Case Like You Doing in a Court Like This?: An Introduction to US Law and the Legal System
1 p.m. - Room 3041

  • As you prepare to begin your law school career, Professors Maggie Lemos and Ernie Young will introduce you to different "kinds" of law and provide an overview of the judiciary system.

Living with Purpose
2:30 p.m.

  • 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.

New Student Welcome Reception
5 p.m. - Star Commons

  • Meet and mingle with your classmates, Law School faculty and administrators over beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Business casual attire is recommended.

Friday, August 23: ENGAGE intellectually, SERVE the community

Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing Classes
Sections 1-4: 8:45 a.m.
Sections 5-8: 10:30 a.m.
See classroom assignments in your packet.

Introduction to Academic Technologies and the Law Library
Sections 5-8: 8:45 a.m.
Sections 1-4, 8: 10:30 a.m.
Room 3041

  • Staff from Academic Technologies and the Law Library will introduce you to research and technology services at the Law School; there will also be time available for one-on-one assistance from Academic Technologies.

Community Service Kick-off and BBQ Lunch
12:15 p.m. - Marcy's Garden

  • Pick up your lunch and your t-shirt under the tent on the front lawn before joining your LEAD group for an afternoon of service.

19th Annual Dedicated to Durham
1:15 p.m.
Various locations to be announced.

  • Work with fellow students, faculty, and administrators to make a difference in your new community. Be sure to bring closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

Alumni Trivia Night
7 p.m. - 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.

Lawyer Education and Development (LEAD)

LEAD Week lunch

Duke Law's orientation program stays true to the School's message of lawyer education and professional development summarized in the Duke Blueprint to Lead, which distinguishes Duke Law for its focus on leadership training and development. Learn more about the Duke Law Blueprint.

The LEAD Fellows

Learn About the LEAD Fellows Program

Foundations of Law

Learn more about the Foundations of Law course

Welcome packet