New Duke Law research center focuses on gun rights and regulation
Second Amendment scholars Joseph Blocher and Darrell Miller co-direct the Duke Center for Firearms Law.
Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics and Law in Slavery and Freedom Project of the University of Michigan host conference on historical period that set the stage for the Civil Rights movement, Mar. 1-2.
Duke’s Center on Law, Ethics and National Security considers key cybersecurity, terrorism, and national security challenges, February 22-23.
Investigating N.C.'s role in CIA renditions
Faculty, students examine state’s ties to apprehension, detention, and transport of terror suspects to be tortured outside the U.S.
First Generation Professionals
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.
"Most people know that first-generation students have a gap in resources when compared to their classmates. As a first-generation student, I have often felt the divide, so I am excited that 1GP now exists to provide Duke Law first-generation grads the tools needed to effectively build a bridge across that gap."
– Jennifer Thelusma, 1GP Student Advisor
Mentoring and Relationships
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.
We offer programming to develop your unique first-generation professional narrative and integrate your experiences into effective networking and interviewing.
We provide opportunities for real-life perspectives from the legal industry, including meeting professionals and judges, and on-site employer visits.
Some of the programs and events for 1GP students may include:
- 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
- Lunch with Professors
- Professional Etiquette Event in Preparation for Blueprint
- Law Firm Visit
- Strategizing Financial Aid and Financial Planning (BLSA-sponsored)
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.
Financial Management 101: For Summer and Beyond!
Concerned about managing your finances as a summer associate or at your first job? Wondering about how much you should contribute to your 401K, while paying off student loans? Please join us for a presentation with Adams Chetwood Management Group, who will provide guidance on the nuances of managing your money as a law student and a new lawyer! Sponsored by 1GP and the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Dani Bembry at email@example.com.
- Apr 11GP: 2L Summer Success
The "1GP: 2L Summer Success" event will provide guidance and wisdom for 1GP 2Ls preparing for their summer jobs doing firm, government, or public interest work. A panel of students will give advice on how to prepare for and succeed during the 2L summer as a 1GP student. Sponsored by 1GP. For any information, please contact Ryan Arredondo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Apr 1