Leadership Boards

The boards communicate the interests of alumni and friends of the Law School to the Dean and staff, represent the Law School in the greater community and help build the institution through leadership.

Attention board members!

Reunion 2018 / Spring Leadership Weekend
Thursday, April 12-Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fall 2018 Leadership Meeting
Dates TBD

 

The Board of Visitors serves as a reporting and recommending body to the Law School administration, the University administration and the University Board of Trustees on matters of student development, alumni relations, fundraising, and faculty and academic affairs. A slate of nominees is appointed annually by the President of Duke University with the advice and counsel of the Dean of the Law School and the current Chair of the Board of Visitors. Members serve three year terms.

Meet the new BOV members

Board of Visitors 2017-2018

  • Ms. Renee E. Becnel A.B.'86, J.D.'90, LL.M.'90
  • Ms. Susan Bysiewicz J.D.'86
  • Ms. Yi Lin Chua LL.M.'00
  • Mr. Reginald Jerome Clark A.B.'75, J.D.'78
  • Mr. Collin Joe Cox J.D.'01
  • The Honorable James C. Dever III J.D.'87, P'15
  • Mr. Sander Esserman P'19
  • Mr. Paul Richard Genender A.B.'91, J.D.'94
  • Mr. Dennis Glass P'09, P'14
  • Ms. Denise Gough J.D.'97
  • The Honorable Eva M. Guzman LL.M.'14, P'19
  • Mr. Michael Stephen Immordino J.D.'86
  • Mr. Neil Anthony Jeffries J.D.'92
  • Mr. Stephen Arnold Labaton A.M.'86, J.D.'86, P'20
  • Mr. David Jason Lender A.B.'90, J.D.'93
  • Mr. Karl W. Leo J.D.'83
  • Ms. Ava Elaine Lias-Booker A.B.'82, P'18
  • Ms. Yibing Mao J.D.'89, P'11, P'21
  • Ms. Linda H. Martin J.D.'96
  • Mr. James Robert Moxley III A.B.'82, J.D.'85, P'19, P'20
  • Mr. Paul Joseph Pantano Jr. J.D.'80, P'12, P'16
  • Mr. C. Allen Parker A.B.'77
  • The Honorable Andrew Jay Peck J.D.'77
  • Mr. Frederick Robinson A.B.'79, J.D.'82
  • The Honorable Robin Lee Rosenberg A.M.'89, J.D.'89, P'18, P'21
  • Mr. James S. Rowe J.D.'91
  • Mr. Gregory James Ruffa J.D.'88, P'17, P'19, P'21
  • Mr. Steven R. Shoemate J.D.'88
  • The Honorable Patricia Ann Timmons-Goodson LL.M.'14
  • Mrs. Mariya S. Treisman J.D.'00
  • Mrs. Sarah Hawkins Warren A.B.'04, J.D.'08
  • Mr. Thomas William Winland J.D.'74, P'98, P'01, P'06
  • Mr. Yan Xuan J.D.'87
  • Mr. Bradley Trent Zimmer A.B.'00, J.D.'03

Senior Members

  • Mrs. Sarah H. Adams A.B.'70, J.D.'73, P’01, P’04, P’08
  • Mr. Clifford Robin Adler J.D.'82, P'13, P'18
  • Mr. Alan Ronald Bender J.D.'79
  • Mr. R. Steven Brooks P'04
  • Mr. G. William Brown J.D.'80, P'12
  • Ms. Janine Brown J.D.'86
  • Ms. Dara Lyn DeHaven A.B.'73, A.M.'74, J.D.'80
  • Mr. Michael R. Dockterman J.D.'78
  • Mr. Adrian Emmett Dollard A.B.'92, J.D.'95
  • Mr. Joseph Porter Durham Jr. A.B.'83, J.D.'85, P'17
  • Mr. Christopher Dean Dusseault J.D.'94
  • Mrs. Gail Winter Feagles J.D.'76, P'08
  • Mr. Mark R. Filip
  • Mr. Kodwo Pere Ghartey-Tagoe J.D.'88, P'19
  • Mr. Thomas William Giegerich J.D.'80, P'09
  • Mr. J. Michael Goodson A.B.'63, LL.B.'66
  • Ms. Caroline Bergman Gottschalk J.D.'90, P'19
  • Ms. Susanne Ingeburg Haas LL.M.'85, J.D.'87, P'17, P'19
  • Mr. C. Wells Hall III J.D.'73
  • Ms. Kathleen M. Hamm J.D.'88
  • Mr. John Louis Hardiman J.D.'82, P'14, P'17
  • Mr. Robert Evans Harrington A.B.'84, J.D.'87
  • Mr. Kirkland L. Hicks J.D.'97
  • Mr. David W. Ichel A.B.'75, J.D.'78
  • Mr. Peter J. Kahn J.D.'76, P'09
  • Mr. Daniel Franklin Katz J.D.'83
  • Mr. Christopher Kent Kay J.D.'78
  • Mr. Glenn E. Ketner Jr. A.B.'60, J.D.'63, P'96, P'00
  • Mr. John Ruffin Knight J.D.'83
  • Mr. Charles C. Lucas III J.D.'90, P'17
  • Mr. James Edward Luebchow J.D.'73, P'06, P'08
  • Mr. Alan Mansfield J.D.'78
  • Mr. Robert K. Montgomery LL.B.'64, P'96
  • Mr. Shami Jitendra Patel M.B.A.'95, J.D.'97, P'18
  • The Honorable William H. Pauley III A.B.'74, J.D.'77
  • Mr. Happy R. Perkins J.D.'80, P'11
  • Mr. Robert Derrick Phillips Jr. J.D.'78
  • Mr. Mario Alberto Ponce J.D.'88, P'15, P'17
  • Mr. James R. Safley J.D.'68, P'98
  • The Honorable James Donald Smith J.D.'86
  • Ms. Sonja Steptoe J.D.'85
  • Mr. H. Glenn Tucker A.B.'77, J.D.'80, P'07, P'10, P'13
  • Mr. K. Morgan Varner III J.D.'66
  • Mr. John C. Yates A.B.'78, J.D.'81

Honorary Members

  • Mr. Alfred Green Adams, Jr. A.B.'70, J.D.'74, P’01, P’04, P’08
  • Mr. John Hamilton Adams LL.B.'62
  • Mr. Jaime Eduardo Aleman J.D.'78, P'14, P'17
  • Mr. Richard M. Allen LL.B.'66, P'91
  • Ms. Barbara Ruth Arnwine J.D.'76
  • Mr. John Q. Beard A.B.'56, LL.B.'60, P'88
  • Mr. Robert H. Beber A.B.'55, J.D.'57
  • The Honorable Brenda B. Becton A.B.'70, J.D.'74, P'98
  • The Honorable Kenneth G. Biehn LL.B.'64
  • Mr. Daniel Terry Blue Jr. J.D.'73, P'95, P'98, P'00
  • Mr. Carl E. Bolch Jr. LL.B.'67, P'00
  • Mr. Jacob A. Bouknight Jr. J.D.'68
  • Ms. Martina L. Bradford J.D.'75
  • Mr. D. Rhett Brandon A.B.'76, J.D.'79, P'11
  • Ms. Valerie T. Broadie J.D.'79, P'10
  • Mr. Donald B. Brooks A.B.'65, J.D.'68
  • Mr. Colin W. Brown J.D.'74, P'07, P'09, P'14
  • The Honorable Garrett E. Brown Jr. J.D.'68
  • Mr. James E. Buck J.D.'60, P'84, GP'08, GP'17
  • Mr. Peter Coleman Buck A.B.'69, J.D.'76
  • Mr. Robert Lewis Burrus Jr. LL.B.'58
  • Mr. John A. Canning Jr. J.D.'69
  • Ms. Candace M. Carroll J.D.'74, P'04
  • Ms. Patricia Anne Casey J.D.'82
  • Mr. Brent O.E. Clinkscale A.B.'83, J.D.'86
  • Mr. Robert Phillips Cochran J.D.'74, P'07, P'09, P'12
  • Mr. Calvin J. Collier LL.B.'67, P'91
  • The Honorable Curtis Lynn Collier J.D.'74
  • Mrs. Jean Taylor Cox A.B.'72, M.Ed.'75, J.D.'79, P'04
  • The Honorable Allyson Kay Duncan J.D.'75
  • The Honorable Christine M. Durham J.D.'71
  • Mr. Ralph B. Everett J.D.'76, P'99
  • Mr. Raymond Buck Ferguson J.D.'70, P'04, P'08, P'16
  • Mr. Mark Alan Fishman J.D.'78
  • Mr. Ronald W. Frank J.D.'72
  • Mr. Kip Allen Frey J.D.'85
  • The Honorable Haley J. Fromholz LL.B.'67
  • Mr. Anton Henry Gaede Jr. LL.B.'64, P'88
  • Mr. Peter S. Gilchrist III J.D.'65
  • Mr. Raymond Hayes Goodmon III J.D.'77
  • Mrs. Donna Coleman Gregg J.D.'74, P'03, P'05
  • Mr. Harold A. Haddon LL.B.'66
  • Mr. Thomas Andrew Hale J.D.'82
  • Mr. Eduardo A. Hauser LL.M.'93
  • Ms. Martha J. Hays J.D.'82
  • Mr. John M. Hines A.B.'62, LL.B.'65
  • Ms. Anna Ho M.B.A.'87, P'07
  • Mr. Richard Alan Horvitz J.D.'78, P'04
  • Mr. Jonathan Thomas Howe J.D.'66, P'88
  • Mr. Jeffrey P. Hughes LL.B.'65
  • Mr. Frank Watson Hunger LL.B.'65
  • Mrs. Margo Ericka Jackson J.D.'79
  • Mr. William Bruce Johnson A.B.'73, M.B.A.'77, J.D.'77, P'10
  • Ms. Nora M. Jordan J.D.'83
  • Mr. David G. Klaber J.D.'69, P'92, P'94, P'97
  • The Honorable Thomas C. Kleinschmidt J.D.'65
  • Mr. George R. Krouse Jr. J.D.'70, P'93, P'96
  • The Honorable Carolyn Kuhl J.D.'77
  • Mr. Xiaoming Li J.D.'90, P'15
  • Mr. John F. Lowndes A.B.'53, LL.B.'58, P'82, GP'13
  • Mr. Gary G. Lynch J.D.'75, P'05
  • Ms. Linda Ann Malone J.D.'78, P'11
  • Mr. James B. Maxwell LL.B.'66, P'88, P'96
  • Mr. Randolph J. May A.B.'68, J.D.'71, P'96, P'98
  • Mr. Kenneth Wayne McAllister J.D.'74
  • Mr. Robert E. Mitchell LL.B.'61
  • Mr. Robert Moskowitz J.D.'77
  • The Honorable Graham C. Mullen A.B.'62, J.D.'69
  • Ms. Nancy Arnole Nasher J.D.'79, P'18
  • Mr. David D. Noble LL.B.'66, P'00, P'05, P'06
  • Mr. Sidney Joseph Nurkin B.S.E.E.'63, LL.B.'66, P'91, P'94, P'03
  • Mr. Henry J. Oechler Jr. J.D.'71
  • Mrs. Deanna Tanner Okun J.D.'90
  • Mrs. Carolyn M. Osteen LL.B.'66, LL.M.'70, P'89
  • Mr. Robin Panovka J.D.'86
  • Mr. Stephen P. Pepe J.D.'68
  • Mrs. Wendy C. Perdue J.D.'78
  • Mr. Charles W. Petty Jr. LL.B.'63, P'85, P'88
  • Mrs. Marianne Philip LL.M.'83
  • Mr. Thomas B. Pitcher J.D.'66
  • Mr. Thomas William Porter III LL.B.'66, P'91
  • Mr. Robert B. Pringle J.D.'69, P'00
  • Mr. Frank T. Read J.D.'63, P'87
  • Ms. Abigail T. Reardon J.D.'81, P'14, P'15, P'20
  • Mr. Russell M. Robinson II T'54, LL.B.'56, P'78, P'81, P'84, GP'08, GP'11
  • Mr. J. David Ross J.D.'63, P'92, P'08
  • Mr. Michael C. Russ A.B.'66, J.D.'69, P'00
  • Mr. Hideyuki Sakai LL.M.'82
  • Mr. Richard Joseph Salem J.D.'72
  • Ms. Cheryl Williams Scarboro J.D.'89
  • Mr. A. Daniel Scheinman J.D.'87
  • Mr. Brett Alan Schlossberg J.D.'74, P'00, P'08
  • Ms. Sabine Schmidt-Pischner LL.M.'89
  • Mr. Edward F. Schwarzman J.D.'06
  • The Honorable David B. Sentelle
  • Mr. Vincent L. Sgrosso A.B.'57, J.D.'62, P'84, P'90
  • Mr. Lanty L. Smith LL.B.'67, P'94, P'06
  • Mr. Stanley Albert Star L'61, P'07, P'08
  • The Honorable Kenneth Winston Starr J.D.'73, P'00
  • Mr. William H. Steinbrink LL.B.'67
  • Mr. William F. Stevens J.D.'70
  • Mrs. Letty Marcus Tanchum A.B.'71, J.D.'73, P'99
  • The Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat LL.B.'57
  • The Honorable Ernest C. Torres J.D.'68
  • Mr. Dominique N. Vandeperre LL.M.'89, M.B.A.'91
  • Mr. Charles Owen Verrill Jr. J.D.'62
  • Ms. Patricia H. Wagner J.D.'74
  • Mr. Clarence W. Walker A.B.'53, LL.B.'55, P'81, GP'15
  • Mr. John R. Wester J.D.'72
  • Mr. Douglas P. Wheeler J.D.'66, P'97
  • The Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams J.D.'77
  • The Honorable Rhonda Reid Winston A.B.'76, J.D.'79
  • Mr. William F. Womble Jr. A.B.'64, LL.B.'67, P'91, P'95, P'99, P'10, P'12
  • Mr. Ken Young-Gak Yun J.D.'88, LL.M.'88
  • Mr. Herbert J. Zimmer A.B.'67, P'00, P'04

Every alumnus/a of the Law School is a member of the Law Alumni Association (LAA). The LAA Board of Directors, its governing body, consists of approximately 65 members representing diverse geographic concentrations, a wide variety of practice areas and business interests, and different decades of graduation. The group includes 40 Experienced Alumni Members and 25 New Lawyers Division Members who represent the five most recent graduating classes. The Board is working to build a worldwide Duke Law network for alumni and students. If you are interested in serving on this Board, please contact Caitlin Shaw.

The Board of Directors is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Communicate Duke Law School’s activities, priorities, and intellectual resources to external constituents. As ambassadors of the School, LAA Board members seek opportunities to engage alumni, friends, and third parties to strengthen the institution. They will proactively share updates on the state of the School and identify opportunities for Duke Law School to gain exposure among prospective students, recruiters, alumni and the legal community.

  • Represent the interests of the alumni population to the Dean and staff. As representatives of their classmates and fellow alumni, they advise on issues that impact current students, Duke Law School graduates, and the School’s reputation. They are expected to bring to the attention of the School’s leadership both opportunities that will strengthen the institution and issues that may diminish its partnerships with stakeholders.

  • Advance the work of the Board through service to current initiatives. Board members are expected to be active participants in biannual meetings and through regular communication in intervening periods. They serve on at least one Board working committee. They propose and evaluate actions that enhance the well being of Duke Law School alumni. With other members and with staff, they maintain an on-going cycle of feedback and input on issues of relevance to the School.

  • Build the institution through leadership. They are considered first-stop constituents to participate in key alumni activities such as class reunion committees, local club initiatives, and fundraising efforts. Individually, they are financial donors at a leadership level. Their activities may be in direct support of the Dean, the faculty, or one of the administrative offices of the School. They are considered liaisons to their class and key partners in identifying and soliciting other potential volunteers.

Meet the new LAA members

LAA Officers 2017-2018

  • Lea Courington L’77, President, Dallas, TX
  • Squire Servance L’08, Vice President, Chicago, IL
  • Lila Hope L’02, Secretary, Palo Alto, CA
  • Bo Ketner L’06, Immediate Past President, Charlotte, NC
  • Emily May L’13, New Lawyers' Division Chair, Denver, CO
  • Cecilia Glass L’14, New Lawyers' Division Vice Chair, New York, NY
  • Jocelyn Hunter L'87, Chair, Career & Professional Development Committee, Atlanta, GA
  • David Bowsher L’99, Chair, Communications Committee, Birmingham, AL
  • Tom Hanusik L‘90, Chair, Regional Alumni Activities Committee, Washington, DC

LAA Board Members 2017-2018

  • Hon. Jan Adler L'78, San Diego, CA
  • Pad Alce L'11, Charlotte, NC
  • Diana Allen L’97, Morrisville, NC
  • Jeff Alpert L’16, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nathan Hall Atkins L’16, New York, NY
  • Arturo Banegas Masia L’00, New York, NY
  • Andrew Barr L’13, Denver, CO
  • Marcus Benning L’17, Charlotte, NC
  • James Bergin L'93, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Emilia Beskind L'08, Durham, NC
  • David Bowsher L'99, Birmingham, AL
  • Christopher Bryant L'14, Durham, NC
  • Chantalle Carles L’16, Washington, DC
  • Philippe Chenu L'06, Luxembourg
  • Judea Davis L’15, Columbia, SC
  • Abby Dennis L'08, Washington DC
  • John Duffy L'09, New York, NY
  • Miguel Eaton L’06, Washington DC
  • Ace Factor L’17, Houston, TX
  • Carlton Fleming Jr., L’07, Palo Alto, CA
  • Jennifer Franklin L'98, New York, NY
  • Emily Friedman L'98, Chicago, IL
  • Ruben Henriquez L’14, New York, NY
  • Tiaunia Henry L’07, Los Angeles, CA
  • Paul Hespel L'95, New York, NY
  • Jyoti Jindal L'16, Norfolk, VA
  • Phoebe Kornfeld L'90, Philadelphia, PA
  • Craig Kornreich L'99, Houston, TX
  • Jana Kovich L'15, Chicago, IL
  • Meaghan Krupa L'13, New York, NY
  • Marcus LeBeouf L'06, Minneapolis, MN
  • Einat Levy L'12, New York, NY
  • Rose McKinley L’17, Palo Alto, CA
  • Larry McMichael L'78, Philadelphia, PA
  • Gregg Melinson L'89, Menlo Park, CA
  • Isabelle Mercier-Dalphond L'12, New York, NY
  • Shari Kanji Miller L'98, New York, NY
  • Haniya Mir L'12, Durham, NC
  • Lauren Myers L’17, Washington DC
  • Markus Nauheim L'96, Munich, Germany
  • Brandon Neal L'08, Charlotte, NC
  • Sheena Paul L'10, New York, NY
  • Seth Pearson L'16, Boston, MA
  • Amy Pines L'03, Chicago, IL
  • Harlan Prater L'87, Birmingham, AL
  • Andres Rodriguez L'13, Guatemala
  • Britton Sellers L’09, Secaucus, NJ
  • Meha Shah L'94, Washington, DC
  • Jesse Smallwood L'04, Washington, DC
  • Michael Spafford L’83, Washington DC
  • Patrick Spaugh L’15, Charlotte, NC
  • Shannon Stevenson L’97, Denver, CO
  • Aaron Tehan L’98, New York, NY
  • Terry Tucker L'04, Atlanta, GA
  • Sarah Vacchiano L'12, New York, NY

 

Susanne I. Haas '87 '85
Board of Visitors Chair

Lea Courington J.D.’77
President, Law Alumni Association Board of Directors