Duke Law Club of Atlanta

Upcoming Events

A Conversation on the State of the Judiciary with Justice Nahmias A.B.’86 and Dean Levi - Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Please join us for this special conversation with David E. Nahmias A.B.’86, Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, and David F. Levi, Dean and Professor of Law, Duke University. The evening will begin with a reception in the Rotunda, followed by the conversation at 6:30 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom. Learn more and RSVP at http://rsvp.duke.edu/d/hvqp7w. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.


Past Events

A U.S. Supreme Court Term Review with Thomas B. Metzloff, Professor of Law - July 28, 2016
Local alumni, parents, and students in the area for the summer joined Professor Metzloff for a reception and discussion generously hosted by Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Kedrick Eily A.B.'91, J.D.'04. 

Duke Alums Engage - April 30, 2016
This year’s Duke Alums Engage Day of Service was at City of Refuge. The City of Refuge is committed to making real, transformative change in a neighborhood beset by poverty.  With programs ranging from providing a safe home and reliable health care to expectant teen mothers to job training for those seeking employment, City of Refuge's programs have received acclaim from The Brookings Institution and funding from The Chick-fil-a Foundation. Hosted by DAA.

Impact Investing Program with Law alum Terry Tucker MBA'98, JD'04 - December 2, 2015
This event hosted networking and a discussion on social entrepreneurship featuring Duke Law alum, Terry Tucker MBA'98, JD'04. Duke's Fuqua School of Business and the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) hosted the panel to discuss the latest trends in social innovation and the great things happening in Atlanta. In addition, participants were given the optionon to tour the City of Refuge facilities, Atlanta's own social venture focused on bringing "light, hope and transformation to Atlanta" through comprehensive onsite services spanning multiple areas of need - from food, clothing and shelter to job training, placement, housing, healthcare and education.

Duke Atlanta Welcome Party feat. Grant Hill - November 5, 2015
All alumni and friends were invited to welcome the newest Duke alums to the Atlanta area. The gathering featured remarks by special guest, Grant Hill T’94, with a reception and program.

Duke Forward Atlanta - October 8, 2015
Duke Forward returned to Atlanta with Ideas That Move the World Forward, a new program featuring short, inspiring talks by some of Duke's most innovative thinkers whose ideas are forging real change both locally and globally. President Richard H. Brodhead shared the vision for Duke's future. Following the program, there was the opportunity to network with Duke alumni, parents, and friends during a dinner reception.

Faculty Fellow Program with Prof. Siegel - May 4, 2015
Neil Siegel, David W. Ichel Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, was hosted at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP for a special reception and discussion on Obamacare Subsidies and Same-Sex Marriage rulings. This event took place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Duke Alums Engage Atlanta- May 2, 2015
Alumni, friends, and family volunteered with MedShare from 9 a.m. to noon. Medshare is an innovative nonprofit that bridges the gap between surplus and need, to improve healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to those most in need. This event was sponsored by DAA.

The Supreme Court, the First Amendment and Judicial Independence, with Prof. Tom Metzloff - February 17, 2015
Alumni and friends gathered for a special reception and discussion of "The Supreme Court, the First Amendment and Judicial Independence" with Thomas B. Metzloff, Professor of Law. The event was held at Ogletree Deakins from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Duke Alums Engage - May 10, 2014
Alumni, friends, and family volunteered with MedShare from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. MedShare is an innovative nonprofit that bridges the gap between surplus and need to improve healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment.

"Neil Asks" Lecture Series - April 9, 2014
Alumni in the area attended the third event for "Neil Asks," a lecture series honoring the legacy L. Neil Williams, Jr. The topic includes, "What is the role of lawyers, beyond service to their clients?" The conversation was focused on leadership and innovation and featured Judge Beverly B. Martin, Ben F. Johnson III, and Richard R. Hays. The event took place from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Alston & Bird LLP.

Forever Duke Chick-fil-A Bowl Party - December 31, 2013
Duke alumni, Iron Dukes, and Blue Devil fans joined together to eat, drink and cheer on the Blue Devils! The event started at 5:30 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center (Thomas Murphy Ballroom).

Duke Law Atlanta Cocktail Hour - July 31, 2013
Alumni and students joined together for an alumni-student cocktail hour with Tom Metzloff, Professor of Law, Duke Law School and Virginia Hepner, CEO of the Woodruff Art Center. The event took place from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Table 1280 at the Woodruff Arts Center.

Duke Alums Engage - May 18, 2013
Alumni, friends, and family volunteered and helped with the mission of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent. The project was held at Books for Africa Warehouse.

NCAA Final Four Championship Game Preview - April 8, 2013
Alumni, friends, and family attended a book signing and lunch with former Duke basketball player and current ESPN commentator, Jay Bilas. The event was held at the The Commerce Club.

Fireside Chat with Scott Bearby, Paul Haagen, and John Yates T’78/L’81 - April 5, 2013
Alumni, friends, and family attended to a Fireside Chat with Scott Bearby (NCAA General Counsel), Paul Haagen (Duke Law Professor), and John Yates T’78/L’81 (Chair of Final Four Host Committee) at the Buckhead Club, Atlanta.

Duke Forward Atlanta - February 2, 2013
Alumni attended Duke Forward in Atlanta to celebrate the September 2012 launch of the $3.25 billion Duke Forward campaign—and what it means for the university’s future. To learn more about the program, visit dukeforward.duke.edu/ontheroad.

Duke Football Tailgate in Atlanta with Prof. Tom Metzloff - November 17, 2013
Alumni joined Duke Law professor Tom Metzloff for a tailgate before the Duke vs. GA Tech football game.  The tailgate was held ALL DAY in the parking lot of Centennial Place Elementary School during the three hours before the game at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Atlanta Forever Duke Welcome Party - October 11, 2012
Duke Law Alumni, young and old, gathered to celebrate and build some new relationships at Twist. Special guest was Blair Holliday T’15.

Duke Alums Engage Day of Service - May 19, 2012
Law alums in Atlanta experienced a day of service with the Southeastern Horticultural Society. This day of service was part of the Duke Alums Engage program that took the experience of volunteering to a more meaningful level. Duke alums learned the principles of civic engagement and service-learning and then put them into practice through a group project tailored to the needs of the community. Alums had an opportunity to contemplate and evaluate the experience, as a group and individually.

"The Art of Effective Self-Promotion" - Mar. 27, 2012
Executive coach and Duke graduate Debby Stone '84, JD'89 presented a highly interactive session on how to tell your unique story and promote your value in an authentic way to anyone, anytime. Participants had the opportunity to consider how well and how comfortably they currently promote themselves, interact with fellow alumni, and learn the building blocks for improving and enhancing their self-promotion skills. Presented by the Duke Career Center, the Fuqua School of Business, Duke Law School, and the Duke Alumni Association. Held at Alston & Bird LLP.

"Well-Being and the Practice of Law" with Prof. Dan Bowling L'80 - Jan. 24, 2012
At the home of Dara Dehaven T'73, G'74, Atlanta alums enjoyed a reception for Professor Dan Bowling, L'80, who discussed the particular challenges lawyers face in balancing work, family, and personal well-being.

High Museum Visit and Reception - Nov. 3, 2011
Law alums toured the latest New York City MOMA exhibit From Picasso to Warhol: 14 Modern Masters, enjoyed a presentation by a High Museum of Art representative, and relaxed over drinks and hors d'oeuvres at Table 1280 Restaurant and Tapas Lounge in the Woodruff Arts Center.

Duke Law Atlanta General Counsel Roundtable with Professor Samuel Buell and Dean David F. Levi - Sept. 23, 2010
This roundtable exchange was the first in a series of gatherings among Duke Law graduates who serve as corporate counsel. Professor Buell and Dean Levi facilitated a dialogue about a variety of legal and professional topics of common interest, including how criminal law can be used to target and tame legally evasive corporate conduct. Location: The Buckhead Club. See pictures from this event.

Duke Law Atlanta Alumni Reception - Sept. 23, 2010
Gathering for alumni and friends of Duke Law School featuring Dean David F. Levi and Professor Samuel Buell. Location: The Buckhead Club - Lounge 26 See pictures from this event.

Duke Law Club of Atlanta Luncheon with Lisa Borders hosted by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - May 24, 2010
Duke colleagues and classmates in the Atlanta community held and an engaging discussion with Lisa Borders, president of the Grady Health Foundation, former president of the Atlanta City Council and co-chair of Mayor Kasim Reed's Transition Team. Ms. Borders talked about the 2009 Atlanta Mayoral Campaign, her work with the Atlanta City Council, and the issues facing the City of Atlanta. See pictures from this event.

Atlanta Duke Law Alumni Reception with Dean Levi featuring Ernest A. Young, the new Alston & Bird Professor of Law - Sept. 30, 2009
Duke Law and Duke University alumni were invited to attend a reception at Alston & Bird from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. featuring Ernest A. Young, the new Alston & Bird Professor of Law. See pictures from this event.

Arnall Golden & Gregory LLP hosted a Duke Law CLE Luncheon with Professor Thomas B. Metzloff - May 15, 2009
Thomas B. Metzloff, Professor of Law and Director of Duke Law School's Voices of American Law documentary film project presented "The Battle of New London: Susette Kelo and the Fight Against Eminent Domain."

The Future of Anti-Doping Efforts in Domestic and International Sport - May 7, 2008
Profs. Doriane Coleman and Paul Haagen presented a lunchtime CLE program.

Class of 2007 Welcome Reception - Nov. 15, 2007
Local alumni welcomed the newest Duke Law graduates to Atlanta.

Ethics and the Law - Lessons Learned from the Duke Lacrosse Case - May 1, 2007
Professors Jim Coleman and and Tom Metzloff discussed the ethical issues surrounding the Duke lacrosse case during a CLE luncheon.

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Prof. Metzloff addresses the Duke Law Club of Atlanta

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