Schedule of Events

Friday, April 17th

12:00 – 9:00 p.m. –
Reunion ’15 Registration
3rd Floor Fishman Loggia, Duke Law School

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. –
Undergraduate Admissions Information Session
Room 4055, Duke Law School
A member of the Undergraduate Admissions staff will explain the process and challenges of selecting the entering class of undergraduates each year. The admissions process for children and grandchildren of alumni will also be discussed. 

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. –
Reception for Members of the Lanty L. Smith Society, Barrister Donor Society, and Heritage Society
(invitation only)
Washington Duke Inn
Join Dean David F. Levi and President Richard H. Brodhead at this invitation-only event honoring members of the Lanty L. Smith Society, Barrister Donor Society and the Heritage Society in recognition of their leadership and support. For more information, email

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. –
Tours of Duke Law School
3rd Floor Jaime Aleman Welcome Center, Duke Law School
Join current students for a tour of spaces old and new. Tours depart at 7:00, 7:20, and 7:40 p.m.

7:30 – 10:30 p.m. –
Reunion’ 15 Kick-Off Celebration
Star Commons, Duke Law School
Kick off your reunion weekend fun with a strolling supper, full bar, photo booth, and live music, plus time to reconnect with your classmates and with Duke Law School.



Saturday, April 18th

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. –
Pine Cone Pacer 5K Run/Walk
Duke Forest Gate 12, located just off of NC-751
Get some exercise, and support Duke Forest trail projects, public outreach activities, and student internships. Race begins at 8:00. Learn more and register for the race.

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. –
Reunion ’15 Registration
3rd Floor Fishman Loggia, Duke Law School

8:30 – 11:00 a.m. –
Continental Breakfast
Cochran Loft, 3rd Floor Mezzanine, Duke Law School

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. –
What the Future May Hold: College Athletics in the ESPN Era *
Room 3041, Duke Law School
Enjoy a discussion with college sports experts including Charles Clotfelter, Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Law; Matt Jones ’03, Kentucky Sports Radio Host; Nina King, Deputy Director of Athletics/Administration, Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff, Duke University; and Leonard Simon ’73, Professor of Sports and the Law, University of San Diego, Attorney, and Duke University Athletic Council Member. Moderated by James E. Coleman, Jr., Faculty Chair of the Duke University Athletic Council and John S. Bradway Professor of the Practice of Law.

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. –
You’re in the Picture: The Goodson Law Library Photo Tagging Event
J. Michael Goodson Law Library Entrance, Duke Law School
View photographs from the Law School’s archives, and help identify former classmates and friends.

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. –
A Conversation with Dean David F. Levi
Room 3041, Duke Law School
Dean Levi will discuss his vision for the Law School and answer questions during this informal session. He will also recognize this year's Law Alumni Association Award winners

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. –
Duke Law Gear Sale to Benefit PILF
Star Commons, Duke Law School
Shop for classic Duke Law apparel and accessories. Proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. –
Power or Peril: The View from the General Counsel Suite *
Room 3041, Duke Law School
Join us for an insider’s conversation with alumni serving as general counsel of major companies—Anne Fitzgerald '90, Cineplex Entertainment; Gary Lynch ’75, Bank of America; R. Scott Toop ’80, Wendy’s; and Michael Treisman '00, Tiger Management.  Hear about their professional paths, the issues they tackle daily, and their vision for their roles going forward.  Moderated by Deborah DeMott, David F. Cavers Professor of Law, and Elisabeth de Fontenay, Associate Professor of Law.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. –
The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book Sale and Signing with Scott Dodson '00
Star Commons, Duke Law School
Meet the editor of this book chronicling the impact of Justice Ginsburg in her 50+ years as a lawyer, professor, appellate judge and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Editor Scott Dodson '00 is 
Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair and Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law. Book contributors include Duke Law's own Lisa Kern Griffin, Professor of Law, and Neil Siegel, David W. Ichel Professor of Law.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. –
Alumni Family Picnic & BBQ
Marcy’s Garden and Noble Plaza, Duke Law School
Join us for a traditional southern barbecue and an afternoon of family fun with lawn games and live music. Children's activities begin at 11:30.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. –
Class of 1965 & Half-Century Club Lunch
Star Commons, Duke Law School
The Class of 1965 and the Half-Century Club gather for a private lunch.

12:50 – 2:00 p.m. –
Golf at the Washington Duke Inn
Duke Golf Course, West Campus
The Law School has reserved a limited number of tee times specifically for our alumni between 12:50 and 2:00 pm. Contact the Duke University Golf Club directly to secure your play time or to request other golfing opportunities. Call (919) 681-2288.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. –
Tours of Duke Law School
3rd Floor Jaime Aleman Welcome Center, Duke Law School
Join current students for a tour of spaces old and new. Tours depart at 1:00, 1:20, and 1:40 p.m.

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. –
Bus Tour of Durham
Science Drive Entrance of Duke Law School
See how much the Bull City has grown! A tour bus will take you through campus and to various sites to view the revitalization of downtown Durham. Bus departs the Law School from Science Drive at 1:45 p.m.

2:15 – 3:30 p.m. –
Lemur Center Tours
Science Drive Entrance of Duke Law School
See the world-renowned lemurs of Madagascar at the Duke Lemur Center. Bus departs the Law School from Science Drive at 2:15 p.m., and tour begins promptly at 2:30 p.m.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. –
Duke Law Journal’s Annual Alumni Tribute Reception
(invitation only–open to all alumni who served on the DLJ staff as students)
Washington Duke Inn
A reception and presentation honoring the history and tradition of the Journal, celebrating its impact on American law and society and planning for its future. Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. –
International Alumni Reception
Washington Duke Inn
For graduates and friends of Duke Law's international programs.

6:00 – 9:30 p.m. –
General Reception & Class Dinners
Washington Duke Inn
Your three-course class dinner provides the opportunity to catch up with classmates and relax in a private dining room.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. –
Silent Auction to Benefit PILF
Washington Duke Inn
While enjoying the general reception and class dinners, visit the silent auction to benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation, which provides summer fellowships to students who wish to work in public interest positions.

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. –
Children’s Dinner
Washington Duke Inn
While parents gather with classmates, children ages 2 to 12 are invited to a supervised dinner and child care with kid-friendly entertainment. Dress comfortably and come ready to have fun!

9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. –
Bull Durham Bar, Washington Duke Inn
When class dinners are over, the reminiscing doesn’t have to stop. Gather at the Washington Duke Inn with other Law classes. Cash bar.

Sunday, April 19th

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. –
Champagne Toast
(in conjunction with Duke University Reunion Weekend)
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, West Campus
Rain site: Cameron Indoor Stadium

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. –
Reunion Weekend Worship Service
(in conjunction with Duke University Reunion Weekend)
Duke Chapel, West Campus

  • *We welcome volunteers from all Reunion classes and affinity groups to organize their own special programs and gatherings during the weekend.  Contact a member of your Class Reunion Committee or the Duke Law Alumni Office at by December 31, 2014 with your ideas!