Duke Law Club of New England

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Duke Alums Engage - May 7, 2016
This year’s Duke Alums Engage service project in Boston involved invasive plant removal and other activities to make the park beautiful for everyone to enjoy. Volunteers enjoyed the outdoors and the company of Duke friends while helping to improve an important community resource. This was a family friendly event. Sponsored by DAA.

Duke Night at TD Garden and Meet & Greet With Former Duke Players - April 8, 2016
Duke Law alums and friends came out to TD Gardens to watch the Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks! There was also a court side meet & greet with former Duke players (Miles Plumlee '12) following the game. This was a family-friendly event. $75.00 included game ticket for lodge seating.

Duke Boston Business Network & Women's Forum Gathering - November 10, 2015
Duke Boston Business Network and Women's Forum presented Life as A Trustee: Leadership, Philanthropy, and Duke. The breakfast program featured four Duke University Trustees:Boston-area University Trustees Steve Pagliuca '77 P'07 P'12 P'17, Dr. Carmichael Roberts '90 G'95, and Laurene Sperling '78 P'13 P'14 spoke on a panel moderated by fellow Trustee Shep Moyle '84 P'15 P'17.The panelists discussed their evolving relationship with Duke as students, alumni, volunteers, and Trustees, with emphasis on the impact that Duke has had on their professional lives and vice-versa.

Duke Boston Women's Forum: Art & Cocktails - November 4, 2015
Boston area alumnae, Ruta Laukien JD'02, MBA'02 shared her experience of how she turned her career, passion for art, travel and food into the newly-opened Liquid Art House restaurant and art gallery in Back Bay. Over cocktails and light hors d'heuvres, guested heard from Ruta and her Art Director, Brenda Taylor, about how Liquid Art House came to be. Current art was displayed at the restaurant. Sponsored by Duke Boston Women’s Forum.

Duke New England Welcome Party - October 1, 2015
Duke Law alumni and others from across the University in welcomed the newest memebers of the Duke New England community with casual drinks and conversation at Meadhall in Cambridge, MA.

Hartford Law Alumni Reception with Prof. Don Beskind - Sept. 24, 2015
Duke Law alumni and friends gathered at Murtha Cullina, Hartford, to mix, mingle, and enjoy special refreshments from Max Downtown. Professor Don Beskind provided an update on the state of the Law School, talk about his current projects and answer your questions. Sponsored by Murtha Cullina and Bob Kaelin JD’92. 

Duke Boston Business Breakfast with Governor Michael Dukakis - Sept. 15, 2015
Alumni from across the University join former Gov. Michael Dukakis at a breakfast and conversation with the Duke Boston Business Network. Gov. Dukakis served as the 65th and 67th Govenor before being nominated for President by the Democratic Party in 1988. There were great opportunities to network with fellow attendees during the program. This gathering was sponsored by the Duke Alumni Association.

Duke Alums Engage - May 9, 2015
Alumni, friends, and family volunteered with Roxbury Preparatory Charter Schools from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Roxbury Prep is a charter school for low income students, preparing them to enter and succeed in college.

Duke Forward in Boston, November 22, 2014

Duke alumni, parents, and friends in the area gathered on November 22, 2014, for a memorable afternoon and evening of community, conversation, and celebration at Duke Forward in Boston. This was a unique opportunity to connect and to participate in incredible programming led by some of our remarkable faculty and students. This event was held at the Boston Covention & Exhibition Center at 1:30 p.m.

Duke Law Reception in Boston MA, August 7, 2014
Law alumni, faculty, and friends joined Dean Levi for a reception in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual Meeting in Boston. This event took place at 6:00pm. Special thanks to Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. for hosting.

Duke Alums Engage - May 3, 2014
Alumni, friends, and family volunteered with Roxbury Preparatory Charter Schools from 8:30am - 12:15pm. The project inlcluded working with individual students and small groups of 5th-8th graders to prepare for the math MCAS exam.

Duke Alums Engage - April 12, 2014
Alumni, friends, and family volunteered with Roxbury Preparatory Charter Schools from 8:30am - 12:15pm. The project included working with individual students and small groups of 5th-8th graders to prepare for the math MCAS exam.

Transformational Leadership: Creating a Lasting Impact in Your Life After Duke - September 25, 2013
Law alumni in the New England attended a 90-minute workshop on how to become a "transformative leader" in both our own lives (personal and professional) - and in our communities. The event was held from 6:00-8:30 pm at Dechert LLP.

Duke Law New England Student-Alumni Gathering - July 22, 2013
Alumni and students in the New England joined together for a Duke Law student-alumni gathering. The event featured a panel discussion including Faith Kasparian L’97, G'97, Michael O’Hara L’92, Forbes Sargent L’85, and Keith Wexelblatt L’93. The gathering took place from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Sherin and Lodgen LLP.

Duke Alums Engage - April 27, 2013
Alumni, friends, and family are invited to volunteer with Roxbury Preparatory Charter Schools starting at 9am. Volunteers will help 5th-8th graders prepare for the MCAS exam. NO EXPERIERNCE NECESSARY! Learn more and register here. Questions? Contact Alexandra Burns ’10.

Forever Duke Welcome Party - Thursday, October 11, 2012
Local Duke alumni reconnected with old classmates/friends at Globe Bar.

Duke Law New England Happy Hour - July 18, 2012
Alumni and students working in New England this past summer enjoyed a happy hour at The Barking Crab.

Duke Alums Engage Day of Service - Apr. 29, 2012
Law alums in New England participated in a day of service, reflection, and fellowship with the Franklin Park Zoo.

Discussion and Reception with Prof. Jim Salzman and Prospective Students - Mar. 28, 2012
New England-area alumni visited with prospective students recently admitted to Duke Law School and Jim Salzman, Samuel Fox Mordecai Professor of Law and Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy. Professor Salzman spoke about current happenings at Duke and discuss his upcoming book, Thirst: The Histories of Drinking Water. Special thanks to Forbes Sargent L'85 with Sherin and Lodgen for hosting.

Art and Economics Program Featuring Dr. Robert Gough, Jr. G '71, '75 - Nov. 10, 2011
Law and Fuqua alumni gathered for a reception and presentation by Dr. Gough on art and economics, globalization and China at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP. (View Dr. Gough's presentation here.) Following the reception and presentation, everyone had an opportunity to tour the Institute of Contemporary Art's new installation, Isaac Julien's "Ten Thousand Waves."

Duke Law Club of New England Board Meeting - October 7, 2010
Michael Burke L'84 hosted the fall planning meeting of the Duke Law Club of New England at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP.

Duke Law Club of New England in conjunction with the Fuqua Alumni Club of Boston held a 'Business and Basketball' Networking Mixer at the 'Black Rose' hosted by Will Haddad, L'01 of Dwyer & Collora, LLP - Jan. 13, 2010
Boston area Duke Law and Fuqua Alumni enjoyed an evening of basketball watching, networking, good food, and great fun. The event was hosted by Duke Law alumnus, Will Haddad and Dwyer & Collora, LLP.

Duke Law Alumni Reception hosted by Bingham McCutchen - May 27, 2009
Duke Law alumni and friends gathered together to attend an alumni reception featuring Sara Sun Beale, Charles L. B. Lowndes Professor of Law, and to celebrate the newly formed Duke Law Club of New England. The event was sponsored by Bingham McCuthen.

Boston Area Admitted Students-Alumni Reception at Ropes and Gray
Duke University School of Law invited alumni and guests to an admitted students - alumni reception hosted by the law firm of Ropes & Gray.

2015-16 Leaders:

  • Michael Burke '84
  • David B. Chaffin '83
  • Graham J. Chynoweth '04
  • William A. Haddad '01
  • Christopher Hart '05
  • Winston E. Henderson '96
  • Shamus Hyland '14
  • Faith D. Kasparian '97
  • John Miller '98
  • Christopher J. Petrini '87
  • Katelyn Saner '14
  • C. Forbes Sargent III '85
  • Tanya Rolle Smith '98

2015-16 Sponsors: