Events

  • Nov 14
    1L Required Event: Successful Interviewing for Lawyers: Telling Your Story 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The key to a successful interview is learning how to tell your story effectively. Join the Career Center and your 2L/3L Duke Law classmates for a panel discussion on how to prepare for interviews, what to expect, and tips and strategies for successful interviews. We strongly encourage all 1Ls to attend this session. Lunch will be provided. The live panel will be in room 3041 and the event will be streamed live into room 3037. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Nov 8
    LLM Interviewing and Networking Skills Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Designed specifically for LLM students, this interactive presentation will focus on interviewing skills and techniques designed to help students prepare for the International Student Interview Program in January. The workshop will address the basics of interview preparation and help you master more advanced skills such as handling open-ended questions with confidence, addressing difficult or uncomfortable questions, and crafting thoughtful questions to ask the interviewer. The event is sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 7
    Cover Letter Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Cover letters are not just an essential part of your job application materials. They are also your first writing sample that a prospective employer will see. Join us for an overview of what employers are looking for in a cover letter, common mistakes to avoid, and tips for making your cover letter successful. This program will be followed by the opportunity to sign up for open review sessions with Career Counselors. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Nov 2
    1L Job Search: Summer Diversity Fellowships Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Many law firms sponsor employment and educational programs for 1L law students from diverse backgrounds. These fellowship/scholarship opportunities may include summer employment, training programs, and opportunities for networking and career development. Please join us to learn about applying for these unique opportunities as well as to discuss the importance of diversity in the legal profession. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Oct 31
    Judicial Clerkships and Internships 101 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Working for a judge is a unique legal experience. Attend this program to learn more about judicial internships and externships, what the job entails, and the benefits to you. We will go over the process and timelines for applying and what you can be doing now. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information please contact Hannah David at hannah.david@law.duke.edu

  • Oct 27
    Equal Justice Works Reception - Washington, D.C. 5:00 PMOff-campus

    All Duke alumni in the DC area are welcome to join us for a reception recognizing D.C. area Duke Law School alumni practicing in government and public interest law. Come and share information and advice about your work with current Duke Law students who will be in D.C. for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the Career and Professional Development Center and the Duke Law Alumni Office. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 25
    1L Required Event: Intro to the 1L Job Search 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    How do you find a 1L job? When and where should you start looking? In our final required program of the semester, we will answer those questions, introduce you to our job search resources, and lay the groundwork for your 1L job search. Lunch will be provided. The live panel will be in room 3041 and the event will be streamed live into room 3037. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 21
    20th Annual Public Interest Retreat 12:00 PMOff-campus

    Students of all class years are invited to join us for the annual Public Interest Retreat. It is a day of fun, community and learning that culminates in a casual dinner. The Public Interest Retreat provides an opportunity for public interest and government-minded students to meet and mingle, engage with each other and hear from alumni. This year's retreat will be held at the lovely Camp Royall in Moncure, NC. More information coming soon. Please email Dean Stella Boswell with questions (boswell@law.duke.edu). Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the Career and Professional Development Center, the Government and Public Service Society and the Public Interest Law Foundation.

  • Oct 18
    Diversity of Thought: Finding Common Ground 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Diversity shapes our individual viewpoints, but how do we navigate the challenges it poses to us as a community? The ability to resolve conflicts is a critical skill for an attorney. Join Paul James, from the Duke University Office of Institutional Equity, for a dialogue about how to communicate effectively about diversity and embrace our differences, while finding common ground. Co-sponsored by the Center on Law, Race and Politics, Student Affairs, and the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 17
    Finding and Applying for International Summer Jobs 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Career & Professional Development Center and learn more about their resources for finding summer employment overseas. The topics discussed will include the array of international options available, including law firms, international organizations, and NGOs and how to find and apply for them. The event is sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 4
    Pizza with the North Carolina Bar Association 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join the leadership of the North Carolina Bar Association regarding your free law student membership and ways you can be involved now to start networking and gain skills to further your career. All law students are welcome, and 1Ls are especially encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Oct 3
    North Carolina Judicial Fellowship Info Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    Come learn more about the new North Carolina Judicial Fellowship. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Hannah David at hannah.david@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 29
    Careers in Service Speaker Series: Non-Traditional Public Interest Careers 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Sep 25
    International Week Panel: Discussion of International Summer Work 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    A panel of 2Ls and 3Ls will discuss their summer work experiences in international public interest placements and international private law firms. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career Center. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 22
    Careers in Service Speaker Series: Government Agencies 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Sep 21
    LLM Resume & Cover Letter Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Career counselors to give an interactive presentation on crafting American-style resumes and cover letters. Bring a copy of your draft U.S.-style resume to the workshop for review. Workshop is mandatory for LLM students who plan to participate in the annual LLM Job Fair in January 2018. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 20
    1L Required Event: Professional Development & Communication Skills 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Effective communication creates options and leads to opportunities for students and professionals alike. In this required 1L program, we will show you how experienced attorneys expect law students and new professionals to communicate. We will also discuss and identify common communication pitfalls and how to avoid them. All Duke Law students have the ability to become effective communicators and to set themselves apart as they proceed through law school and launch their careers. The live panel will be in room 3041 and the event will be streamed live into room 3037. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Sep 14
    Careers in Service Speaker Series: Non-Profit Legal Work 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Sep 13
    Clerkship Kick-off: Faculty Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join members of the law school faculty for a panel discussion about their clerkship experiences. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Hannah David at hannah.david@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 7
    Careers in Service Speaker Series: Criminal Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Sep 6
    1L Required Event: Principles of Professional Development 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    This event is your introduction to the Duke Law Career & Professional Development Center and all that we have to offer. We will go over your professional development plan for 1L year and beyond, discuss our programming and resources, identify concrete steps for you to take now, and give you the chance to ask early questions about career planning. The live panel will be in room 3041 and the event will be streamed live into room 3037. Please note: Attendance is required for all members of the Class of 2020. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Aug 31
    Career Kickoff and Pass the Bar for LLMs 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Career Center and International Studies Office for an overview of the U.S. legal market, U.S. bar exam information, and career and professional development resources available to LLM students at Duke. The event is sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 31
    Information Session: New Duke Law Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Starting with the Class of 2018, Duke Law students can earn a Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law. Join us for an information session to learn more about the benefits of the program and the curricular requirements. An additional information session will be offered during the spring semester. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.