Blueprint for Success

Jumpstart Your 2L Job Search

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
5:00 - 8:30 PM
Durham Convention Center
Check-in begins at 4:30 PM




Paving the Way for Professional Success

Blueprint for Success is a required event for all 1L students. It offers a unique opportunity to establish meaningful connections with employers from around the country in advance of 2L recruiting season. 

Evening Overview

4:30 PM: Student Check-In
5:00 PM: Networking Presentation
6:15 PM: Networking Expo 
7:45 PM: Raffle 
8:30 PM: Conclusion of Networking Expo - attendess welcome to mingle until 9pm.

Blueprint for Success will be held at the Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan Street.

Employers: sign up to be a Sponsor or Participant!

Blueprint for Success is your first and best opportunity to be introduced to the Duke Law 1L class. Participating employers establish brand presence and help the 1L class practice networking skills by sending representatives to discuss the culture of their organization and areas of expertise. Invitations for 2016 will go out in the Fall of 2015. For more information on joining as a Sponsor or Participant in 2016, please email Erin Biggerstaff, Recruiting Coordinator.


2015 Sponsors

Duke Law School extends its deep gratitude to the following law firms for their financial support of this event in 2014.  In addition, we thank all participating professionals for sharing their time, knowledge and expertise and for making this such a successful event each year.  We greatly appreciate your ongoing support of, and involvement with, Duke Law School and its students.

  Allen & Overy

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Latham & Watkins



Weil Gotshal


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 Davis Polk

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1Ls: Register here by February 19!

For more information, please contact Erin Biggerstaff.

Quick Links:

  • Student registration (available January 2016)
  • View the 2012 Gallery
  • 2015 Additional Employer Participants:
    • Bazelon Center for Mental Health
    • Brooks Pierce
    • Clifford Chance
    • Cravath Swaine & Moore
    • Durham County District Attorney's Office
    • Earthjustice
    • Ellis & Winters
    • Federal Communications Commission
    • Foley & Lardner
    • JAG / Department of Defense / National Security
    • King & Spalding
    • Legal Aid of North Carolina
    • McKool Smith
    • North Carolina Capital Defender
    • Promontory Financial Group
    • Proskauer Rose
    • Smith Anderson
    • Thompson & Knight
    • U.S. Department of Justice
    • U.S. Government Accountability Office
    • Williams Mullen
    • Wilson Sonsini
    • Womble Carlyle
    • Wyrick Robbins