Upcoming Conferences

 

March 09, 2018

February 09, 2018

  • Feb 9
    Advocating for Environmental Justice 8:30 AMTBD

    The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic is hosting a half-day conference on environmental justice. Join us for two morning panels with attorneys, community activists, regulators, and elected officials discussing how to address environmental problems that disproportionately affect minority and low-income communities. The lunch panel will include a keynote speaker and a moderated discussion among environmental justice leaders. Sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. For more information, please contact Shannon Arata at shannon.arata@lawnet.duke.edu or Talia Sechley at talia.sechley@law.duke.edu.

February 03, 2018

  • Feb 3
    ESQ 8:30 AMLaw School 3041

    ESQ is a phenomenal way to kick off your 1L internship hunt, practice your networking skills, and get a hard start networking for OCI. The symposium is a great combination of break-out panels and formal and informal networking time. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Aseda Ghartey-Tagoe at essie.ghartey.tagoe@duke.edu.

February 02, 2018

  • Feb 2
    ESQ 4:30 PMLaw School 3041

    ESQ is a phenomenal way to kick off your 1L internship hunt, practice your networking skills, and get a hard start networking for OCI. The symposium is a great combination of break-out panels and formal and informal networking time. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Aseda Ghartey-Tagoe at essie.ghartey.tagoe@duke.edu.

  • Feb 2
    Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy Symposium: Amending the Constitution 9:00 AMTBD

    The Constitution was never intended to be a perfect document, yet amendments to the Constitution have come very infrequently. Come join the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy in our annual symposium: Amending the Constitution. Several prominent Constitutional Law scholars will propose camera-ready examples of Constitutional Amendments and discuss and debate the merits of each proposal. We hope to see you there. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

November 17, 2017

November 03, 2017

  • Nov 3
    Saving Nemo: Rethinking Ocean Conservation - Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum Symposium 8:30 AMTBD

    DELPF's 2017 symposium will look at the major challenges the oceans currently face, ocean conservation success stories, and how law and new technologies are being used to change how we think about ocean conservation and governance. Three expert panels will discuss these themes, followed by three breakout sessions where students and other attendees will have a chance to work in small groups with experts to address three distinct ocean challenges. Each group will focus their discussion around a series of questions related to the specific ocean challenge. Finally, the experts leading the discussions will come together for one more panel to discuss general thoughts on the breakout sessions. The symposium will end with refreshments and a networking opportunity for panelists and students. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The 2017 symposium is being held in conjunction with the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic's 10th anniversary celebration. Co-sponsored by DELPF and the Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. For more information, please contact Teddy Wan at theodore.wan@lawnet.duke.edu.

October 28, 2017

October 14, 2017

  • Oct 14
    Duke-South Africa Conference on Comparative Foreign Relations Law 9:00 AMSee description

    The Duke-South Africa Conference on Comparative Foreign Relations Law, which is being organized by Duke Law School and is being held at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, brings together leading experts from around the world to compare and contrast how nations structure their decision-making about foreign affairs and how they incorporate international law within their domestic legal systems. The topics to be discussed include the making and application of treaties and other international agreements; decisions to withdraw from international commitments; the domestic incorporation and application of customary International law and jus cogens norms, including with respect to issues relating to sovereign and foreign official immunity; and decisions to use military force and participate in collective security. The conference will utilize a roundtable discussion format, and participants will also visit South Africa's Constitutional Court. To facilitate the discussion, each participant is preparing a draft chapter that will be circulated prior to the conference. These chapters will ultimately be included in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law. For more information, please see https://law.duke.edu/news/duke-south-africa-conference/ or contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

October 13, 2017

  • Oct 13
    Duke-South Africa Conference on Comparative Foreign Relations Law 1:00 PMSee description

    The Duke-South Africa Conference on Comparative Foreign Relations Law, which is being organized by Duke Law School and is being held at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, brings together leading experts from around the world to compare and contrast how nations structure their decision-making about foreign affairs and how they incorporate international law within their domestic legal systems. The topics to be discussed include the making and application of treaties and other international agreements; decisions to withdraw from international commitments; the domestic incorporation and application of customary International law and jus cogens norms, including with respect to issues relating to sovereign and foreign official immunity; and decisions to use military force and participate in collective security. The conference will utilize a roundtable discussion format, and participants will also visit South Africa's Constitutional Court. To facilitate the discussion, each participant is preparing a draft chapter that will be circulated prior to the conference. These chapters will ultimately be included in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law. For more information, please see https://law.duke.edu/news/duke-south-africa-conference/ or contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 13
    39th Annual Duke Estate Planning Conference 7:00 AMLaw School 3041

    This two-day conference consists of a series of lecture sessions designed to examine in detail current developments in the estate and gift tax field; strengthen the practitioner's knowledge and application of estate planning techniques to a multitude of diverse and complex problems; and to provide a forum for the discussion of important estate planning problems and their solutions. Sessions will be led by a group of conference faculty members comprised of estate planning and tax practitioners and legal scholars. Faculty members have been selected for their knowledge of the subjects, presentation skills, and ability to communicate. Sponsored by Duke Law School and the Duke University Estate Planning Council. For more information, please contact Alyssa Alegre at depc@law.duke.edu.

October 12, 2017

  • Oct 12
    39th Annual Duke Estate Planning Conference 8:00 AMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    his two day conference consists of a series of lecture sessions designed to examine in detail current developments in the estate and gift tax field; strengthen the practitioner's knowledge and application of estate planning techniques to a multitude of diverse and complex problems; and to provide a forum for the discussion of important estate planning problems and their solutions. Sessions will be led by a group of conference faculty members comprised of estate planning and tax practitioners and legal scholars. Faculty members have been selected for their knowledge of the subjects, presentation skills, and ability to communicate.

  • Oct 12
    39th Annual Duke Estate Planning Conference 7:00 AMLaw School 3041

    This two-day conference consists of a series of lecture sessions designed to examine in detail current developments in the estate and gift tax field; strengthen the practitioner's knowledge and application of estate planning techniques to a multitude of diverse and complex problems; and to provide a forum for the discussion of important estate planning problems and their solutions. Sessions will be led by a group of conference faculty members comprised of estate planning and tax practitioners and legal scholars. Faculty members have been selected for their knowledge of the subjects, presentation skills, and ability to communicate. Sponsored by Duke Law School and the Duke University Estate Planning Council. For more information, please contact Alyssa Alegre at depc@law.duke.edu.

September 22, 2017

  • Sep 22
    Is Administrative Review of Granted Patents Constitutional? 12:00 PMWashington D.C.

    The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene's Energy Group, a case in which the petitioner argues that the most prominent U.S. Patent and Trademark Office process for analyzing the validity of granted patents "violates the Constitution by extinguishing private property rights through a non-Article III forum without a jury." This half-day conference will gather distinguished practitioners and legal scholars from a variety of perspectives to discuss potential implications of the case for patent law, for the administrative state, and for affected industries. The event is held at Duke in DC, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004 and is free and open to the public; however, you must register to attend: http://bit.ly/2utYFX2. Sponsored by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law. For more information, including the speakers, please visit: http://bit.ly/2tUHADT or contact Balfour Smith and Carol Abken at innovationpolicy@law.duke.edu.

Conference Highlights

Criminal Justice Policy Symposium
The first Criminal Justice Policy Symposium, sponsored by the Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility and the Duke Law Innocence Project, was designed to raise awareness about current problems and propose solutions for the future. Panel discussions about policy changes with exonerees highlighted the event.

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