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First Generation Professionals (1GP)

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1GP is an enhancement program for Duke Law School students who are the first in their families to graduate from college.

Our goal is to develop a welcoming community for our members and offer academic, professional, and social support to navigate law school and future careers.

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We connect you in your 1L year with faculty, upper-level students, and alumni mentors to build relationships and develop a network that will continue through law school and beyond.

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We offer programming to develop your unique first-generation professional narrative and integrate your experiences into effective networking and interviewing.

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We provide opportunities for real-life perspectives from the legal industry, including meeting professionals and judges, and on-site employer visits.

 

 

 

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1L 1GP students visting Alston & Bird in Raleigh, NC

Our first-year 1GP students, joined by Diamond Zambrano '20 and Darlena Kern Subashi '15, visited the Alston & Bird Raleigh office. Darlena and fellow attorneys gave students a tour of the office and described a 'day in the life' for their various practice areas.

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Programming

Some of the programs and events for 1GP students may include:

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  • Mentor/Mentee Lunches
  • Dinner with a Judge
  • Lunch with the Career Center, Student Affairs, and Academic Advising 
  • Resume Writing and Interviewing Workshop for the Unique 1GP Narrative
  • 1GP Kickoff Dinner
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  • Lunch with Professors
  • Professional Etiquette Event in Preparation for Blueprint
  • Law Firm Visit
  • Strategizing Financial Aid and Financial Planning (BLSA-sponsored)
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Thank you to our sponsors

 

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Student Co-presidents
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  • Chelsea Carlson
  • Kathy Fernandez
  • Zoey Twyford
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Questions?
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For more information about the program and upcoming events, please email Chelsea Carlson .

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Connect with us
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Join the email list and learn about opportunities to connect with fellow 1GP students, mentors, and faculty.