2014 Schedule of Events
Tuesday, August 19: 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
- 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 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 "Robinson Everett: The Citizen-Lawyer Ideal Lives On" and "The County-Seat Lawyer", prior to arrival.
Where Do You Draw The Line?
- This exercise will challenge you to explore the ethical dilemmas you may face while studying and practicing law. LEAD Fellows and faculty lead intriguing small group discussions.
- Dine with members of the Law School, including featured speakers Walter E. Dellinger III and Susanne I. Haas '85 '87, Chair of the Duke Law Board of Visitors.
- Duke Law alums discuss their practice areas and offer guidance on directing your legal career.
LEAD Fellow Reception
- 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 20: ENGAGE intellectually, LIVE with purpose, EMBODY integrity
Introduction to the Office of Student Affairs
- Join Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Jason Belk and Assistant Dean of Academic Advising Anne Sherman as thery introduce you to the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and the resources available to help you during your time at Duke.
Living with Purpose
- Dr. Gary Glass, the Associate Director for Outreach and Develpmental Programming for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will present concepts helpful during your time at law school and beyond.
Class Preparation and Case Briefing
- Being prepared for a law school class may be very different from the kind of daily academic preparation to which you are accustomed. This session, lead by Professor Joseph Blocher, is designed to make your faculty's expectations clear, and to provide instruction on how to meet those expectations so that you can be your 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: 1:30 p.m.
Sections 5-8: 3:15 p.m.
Academic Integrity and Professionalism
Sections 5-8: 1:30 p.m.
Sections 1-4: 3:15 p.m.
- Assistant Dean Belk will introduce the Law School community's expectations relating to academic integrity and professionalism.
Duke Bar Association Cookout
5 p.m. - Marcy's Garden
- Meet your Duke Bar Association (DBA) mentors and representatives over a meal in Marcy’s Garden (the front lawn of the Law School).
Thursday, August 21: SERVE the community
Public Interest & Pro Bono Primer
- 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
- 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 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
- Enjoy lunch in Star Commons and discuss the morning’s program with your new classmates.
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 22: 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.
Introduction to Academic Technologies and the Law Library
Sections 5-8: 8:45 a.m.
Sections 1-4, 8: 10:30 a.m.
- 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
- Pick up your lunch and your t-shirt under the tent on the front lawn before joining your LEAD group for an afternoon of community service.
20th Annual Dedicated to Durham
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.
7 p.m. - Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
- Join the Alumni and Development staff and local alumni at this favorite local hangout.
Sponsorship of LEAD Week provided by:
David W. Ichel '78 and Mario A. Ponce '88 of