Upcoming Conferences

 

November 17, 2017

  • Nov 17
    Adoption Law Conference 7:00 AMTBD

    Professors Bradley and Kunz will hold an Adoption Law Conference. More information will be available closer to the date. Sponsored by Professors Bradley and Kunz. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

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 13, 2017

  • 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.

May 20, 2017

May 19, 2017

May 18, 2017

  • May 18
    CULP Colloquium 7:30 AMLaw School 4047

    The Culp Colloquium is named in honor of former Duke Law Professor Jerome McCristal Culp Jr. Professor Culp was recognized as a great mentor of junior faculty, in particular junior faculty of color, and the Colloquium is meant to advance that part of Professor Culp's legacy. Sponsored by Duke Law School, Office of the Provost, and Duke University Center for Law, Race, and Politics. Interested faculty should contact Professor Charles at charles@law.duke.edu.

April 14, 2017

April 08, 2017

  • Apr 8
    Contractual Black Holes 8:00 AMLaw School 3000

    The conference is an international gathering of the leading contract theory specialists in the world. The topic is the question of how to optimally interpret of boilerplate or standard form financial contracts when they develop what we call "contractual black holes." Sponsored by Professor Mitu Gulati. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

April 07, 2017

  • Apr 7
    Contractual Black Holes 12:00 PMLaw School 3000

    The conference is an international gathering of the leading contract theory specialists in the world. The topic is the question of how to optimally interpret of boilerplate or standard form financial contracts when they develop what we call "contractual black holes." Sponsored by Professor Mitu Gulati. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

April 01, 2017

  • Apr 1
    American Constitution Society National Student Convention 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    The American Constitution Society is excited to invite students to the Student National Convention, an annual gathering of top progressive-minded law students, faculty, attorneys, and guest speakers. Duke Law is proud to host the fourth annual student convention - the first in the eastern United States. All student attendees must be pre-registered to attend. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Zach Newkirk at zachary.newkirk@duke.edu.

  • Apr 1
    Law and Theoretical Disagreement 8:00 AMLaw School 3000

    In a well-functioning legal system, competent lawyers will usually agree about the law. But when even the best lawyers and judges disagree, is there still any law for them to disagree about? This roundtable on 'Law and Theoretical Disagreement' brings together some of the nation's leading experts in law and philosophy to discuss this and related questions. Sponsored by Duke Law School. Interested faculty should contact Professor Sachs at sachs@law.duke.edu.

March 31, 2017

  • Mar 31
    American Constitution Society National Student Convention 12:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The American Constitution Society is excited to invite students to the Student National Convention, an annual gathering of top progressive-minded law students, faculty, attorneys, and guest speakers. Duke Law is proud to host the fourth annual student convention - the first in the eastern United States. All student attendees must be pre-registered to attend. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Zach Newkirk at zachary.newkirk@duke.edu.

  • Mar 31
    The Decline in Corporate Research: Should We Worry? - Washington, DC 8:30 AMWashington, DC

    Government data and research point to a long decline in US corporate investment in upstream research. How pervasive is this trend across industries, technologies, and firms of different sizes? How does it compare with research spending by the federal government, universities, and companies abroad? Does it reflect less reliance on research, whoever performs it? Is it explained by capital market pressures, global competition, or other factors? Has it contributed to the slowdown in productivity growth? Are there other reasons policymakers should be concerned? If so, what policy levers should they look to-e.g., intellectual property, tax, government R&D spending, or antitrust enforcement? Duke in DC Conference Center, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004. Sponsored by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law. Registration at: http://bit.ly/2lEw2kU. More information and agenda at: http://bit.ly/2lywCjh. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@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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