Events

  • Oct 20
    21st Annual Public Interest Retreat 12:30 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 s'mores and drinks around the campfire after 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. Please sign up by October 18th; more information and signup link here: https://law.duke.edu/publicinterest/retreat/. 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 23
    Equal Justice Works Table Talk Prep Session 2:00 PMLaw School 4042

    With Equal Justice Works just a few days away, join us for a presentation and live practice session to hone your networking and career fair skill set for government and public interest employers. 2Ls and 3Ls will perform mock networking scenarios, give advice, and help you practice. You will walk away knowing how to approach employers and with a brief narrative about yourself. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. This program is intended for those who have registered for the EJW Career Fair, but others interested in learning about networking specifically with government/public interest employers may attend. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 24
    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 31
    Judicial Clerkships 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. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Please contact Sara Emley at sara.emley@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Nov 5
    Clerkship Faculty Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Please contact Sara Emley at sara.emley@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Nov 6
    1Ls: Finding and Funding GPI Summer Internships 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    This program will cover the resources for finding and applying to GPI summer internships, including job search and networking advice. Because most GPI internships are unpaid, we will also review the various sources of GPI summer funding, including Duke Law Guaranteed Summer Funding. The resources and advice shared are valuable for both 1Ls and 2Ls. Contact Bethan Eynon (bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu) with questions. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career and Professional Development Center.

  • Nov 6
    1Ls and 2Ls: Making the Most of Our Diversity Evening 2:00 PMLaw School 3043

    In advance of the Diversity Networking Reception on Thursday, Nov. 8, please join CPDC for a short presentation and live practice session with upper-class students to hone your networking skill set. If you're nervous about networking, this program is for you! Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 8
    1Ls and 2Ls: Summer Diversity Fellowships Student Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Diversity internship opportunities are offered by private firms for 1L summer and come in various names, from "fellowships" to "scholarships." Most include a 1L summer associate position and special learning and mentorship opportunities for diverse students. Learn from 2Ls and 3Ls about their experiences with diversity internships during their 1L summers. Panelists will review the application process and timeline, what employers are looking for in candidates, and how they approached the "personal statement" portion of diversity applications. This program is aimed towards 1Ls, but 2Ls interested in applying for 2L diversity internships will also benefit. Moderated and sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 8
    Sharing Our Affinities: A Diversity Evening 6:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join diverse attorneys from law firms that sponsor diversity fellowships for an evening of mingling, learning, and fun! Get to know your diverse classmates and talk to experienced attorneys about diversity in the workplace, building diverse networks, and securing jobs as a diverse candidate. More details, including attorneys and employers in attendance, will be released in late October. PLEASE NOTE: Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 12
    Careers in International Law: European Opportunities for Capital Markets Lawyers, a conversation with John Watson, Jr. 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join John Watson, former Partner and Vice Chair of Latham & Watkin's global Corporate Practice group, for a wide-ranging conversation about opportunities for U.S. qualified lawyers in Europe. Mr. Watson worked in the firm's London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Washington D.C. offices over the course of his career and will share advice to students interested in representation of investment banks, private equity firms and corporations on a range of cross-border transactions spanning international securities offerings, acquisitions financings and recapitalizations. The discussion will include "demystifying" transactional practice areas, recent market developments in Europe and globally, as well as the skills required for J.D. and LL.M graduates to succeed in this space. RSVP required at: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2n2iNRrpMAriohn. This event is sponsored jointly by the Office of Career and Professional Development Services and the London Office of Latham & Watkins. For more information please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 13
    1L Required Event: Interpersonal Skills: Why Professionals Need Them (and Why They're Essential for Interviews) 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The key to a successful interview is learning how to tell your story effectively. Join the Career Center for a discussion on how to prepare for interviews, what to expect, and tips and strategies for successful interviews. Lunch will be provided. The live panel will be in room 3041 and the event will be streamed live into room 3037. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Nov 14
    Duke Law's Loan Repayment Assistance Program and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Are you considering pursuing public interest or government work post-graduation? Learn more about accessing financial assistance in making your loan payments through Duke Law's generous Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). We will also cover the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Students of all class years are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Financial Aid, the Government and Public Service Society, the Career and Professional Development Center and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Questions? Please contact Stella Boswell in Public Interest and Pro Bono Office at boswell@law.duke.edu

  • Nov 15
    1L Photoshoot 8:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Photographers will be in the Blue Lounge on Thursday, November 15 and Friday November 16 to take professional headshots for the 1L class. These headshots will be used in the Employer Guide for 1L & 2L recruiting. This is for 1Ls only and all 1Ls should participate. You must dress in business attire. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C49A5AC29A2FE3-1lphotoshoot2. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Nov 15
    1L Photoshoot 9:00 AMOff-campus

    Photographers will be in the Blue Lounge on Thursday, November 15 and Friday November 16 to take professional headshots for the 1L class. These headshots will be used in the Employer Guide for 1L & 2L recruiting. This is for 1Ls only and all 1Ls should participate. You must dress in business attire. Sign up information will be coming soon. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Nov 15
    Cover Letter Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    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 16
    1L Photoshoot 9:00 AMOff-campus

    Photographers will be in the Blue Lounge on Thursday, November 15 and Friday November 16 to take professional headshots for the 1L class. These headshots will be used in the Employer Guide for 1L & 2L recruiting. This is for 1Ls only and all 1Ls should participate. You must dress in business attire. Sign up information will be coming soon. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Jan 10
    Navigating the Path to Patent Practice 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Learn about the unique specifics of pursuing a career in patent law, including the state of the market, the job search and various practice options. With the help of practicing attorneys, we will cover the differences between patent boutiques and full-service firms, prosecution vs. litigation, and additional opportunities, including in-house and government positions. Upper-level students will also discuss their individual job searches, including participation in the Loyola Patent Fair, as well as their interviewing experiences. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Jan 31
    BigLaw as a First-Year Associate 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the Career & Professional Development Center for a discussion panel of recent Duke Law graduates as they share their personal insights into life at a "BigLaw" firm. Discussion topics will include a typical day within various practice areas, work-flow management, work-life balance, mentorship, training, and diversity initiatives. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Mar 19
    1L Blueprint for Success 6:30 PMOff-campus

    Duke Law CPDC will host the annual "1L Blueprint for Success" event at the Durham Convention Center. Students will have the opportunity to network with lawyers and recruiters from top law firm and government and public interest law offices across the country. For more information, please contact Erin Biggerstaff at erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center.