Event Calendar

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  • Sep 28 Carcano v McCrory: A Look at the Lawsuit Challenging HB 2 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    This event will feature a panel discussion on the legal challenge to HB 2 filed in March by the North Carolina ACLU. Panelists will include Chris Brook, Legal Director at the North Carolina ACLU and one of the lawyers challenging the law; Scott Skinner-Thompson '08, a professor at NYU Law whose research focuses on LGBTQ issues; and Erica Lachowitz, a Business Applications Manager in Charlotte who has previously spoken out about the impact of the law on the trans* community. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by WLSA, OUTLaw, ACS, CAGV, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. For more information, please contact Rebecca Gentilli at rebecca.gentilli@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28 PILF Credit Card Training 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Interested in earning PILF hours? Come get trained on credit card machines in order to volunteer with PILF throughout the year. A representative from Duke's OIT will be there to walk us through the credit card transaction process. The training should take no more than 30 minutes, and you'll receive 0.5 hours for attending. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Lauren Meegan at lauren.meegan@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28 International Week Panel: Discussion on 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 28 International Food Fiesta and Fashion Show 5:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join the Office of Student Affairs and the International Law Society for an evening of food and fashion. See styles from all over the globe and enjoy food prepared by your classmates. This year's Food Fiesta categories include best dessert, best spicy dish, best vegetarian dish, best dish on a public interest salary, most romantic dish, and most representative of your home country. Show off your cooking skills! Sign up to participate: https://law.duke.edu/students/intweek/dishes/! Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions about the Food Fiesta. If you have an international outfit or the desire to be a model for the international fashion show, let us know; we're always looking for more people to get involved! Sponsored by OSA and ILS. For more information about the fashion show, please contact Austin Pierce at austin.pierce@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

  • Sep 29 PILF Merchandise Sale 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Kick off fall semester by stocking up on Duke Law merchandise! All items will be on SALE! We will have shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, and more. Payment by credit or debit only; all proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please email Lauren Meegan at lauren.meegan@lawnet.duke.edu or Olivia Cole at olivia.cole@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Sep 29 3Ls - Business Basics for New Attorneys 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    New attorneys in private practice need to understand both business principals generally as well as the business of law firms more specifically. Entrepreneur, attorney and author Mary Juetten will highlight where to focus to learn what you need to add immediate value to your organization as a new associate. Sponsored by the Career Center, Business Law Society and the Start-up Ventures Program. Lunch provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 29 NCBA International Law Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join members of the North Carolina Bar Association for a panel discussion of current trends in transnational legal practices in North Carolina. All law students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 29 Human Rights Law Society Kickoff 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Interested in Human Rights issues? Come find out more about Duke Law Human Rights Law Society and our plans for this school year. We put on programming for the law school community on a wide range of human rights issues, and this year will be providing a variety of ways to get involved, from piloting a small pro bono project (for a discrete group of students) to regular human rights documentary/movie nights. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact a member of the HRLS leadership team; Chelsea DeMoss at chelsea.demoss@duke.edu, Rachel Rothendler at rachel.rothendler@duke.edu, or Rachel Noveroske at rachel.noveroske@duke.edu.

  • Sep 29 Efficient Writing Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    1Ls and other interested students, are you interested in improving your legal writing? Just in time for the second office memo assignment, the Legal Writing Faculty invites you to an efficient writing workshop. The legal writing program's writing tutors will share some specific techniques for writing clearly and efficiently. The workshop will include practice exercises and tips on how to edit for efficient writing. Sponsored by the Legal Writing Faculty. For more information, contact Rebecca Rich at rich@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 29 Panel on Human Trafficking 5:30 PMSanford Fleishman Commons

    This lecture will focus on the United States' anti-trafficking policies both domestically and internationally via diplomatic efforts, and will be presented by Duke Alumni Ambassador-at-Large in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Person, Susan Coppedge, the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor on the National Security Council Staff, the Honorable Amy Pope, and MPP/MBA alumna Andrea Wilson. Co-sponsored by the Sanford School of Public Policy, American Grand Strategy, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Mary Lindsley at mary.lindsley@duke.edu.

  • Sep 29 EvolveLaw - Legal Innovators Showcase 5:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The legal industry is ripe for change but what will be that next big innovation? Join us to hear new ideas from Legal Tech innovators who will pitch their start-ups and Darwin Talks from thought-provoking experts who will share their ideas about where technology for law is heading. GET TICKETS HERE: http://evolvelawnow.com/event/duke-univ-school-of-law-durham-nc-legal-in.... Sponsored by the Duke Law Start-Up Ventures Clinic. For more information, please contact Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 29 JD & LLM Social 8:00 PMSee description

    Join classmates from the JD, JD-LLM, and LLM programs for this International Week meet and mingle event at Tobacco Road Sports Café (280 S. Mangum Street). Organized by the International Law Society with sponsorship by the Office of International Studies, the JD-LLM Program, and the DBA. For more information, please contact Shira Anderson at shira.anderson@duke.edu.

Friday, September 30, 2016

  • Sep 30 Law and Contemporary Problems: Consumer Credit in America 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    This symposium will feature speakers from around the country highlighting the issues surrounding the legal implications on a very real aspect of everyday life--consumer credit. It will have four panels throughout the day with four speakers included in each panel. Sponsored by Law and Contemporary Problems. For more information, please contact Zach Siegel at zps@duke.edu

  • Sep 30 Careers in Services Speaker Series: Working in the White House and the US Department of State 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join us to learn about what it is like working in the White House and the US Department of State, specifically concerning the issues around Human Trafficking and National Security. We will be joined by Susan Coppedge, Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the US Department of State and Amy Pope, Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy Assistant to the President at the National Security Council. Lunch will be provided but please bring your own beverage. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the National Security Law Society and the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 30 Duke Law Wellness: Duke Chapel Tour and Tower Climb 2:00 PMSee description

    Take a break from studying and take a tour of Duke's most well-known landmark, the Chapel! Afterwards we will also climb the tower and have the opportunity to see out over campus. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 30 2L/3Ls: Meet the Clerks 4:00 PMOff-campus

    Meet local judicial law clerks, past, present and future. Hear about their experiences and the benefits of a post-graduate clerkship. Food will be provided. Event held at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe. Sponsored by the Office of Career and Professional Development. For more information, contact Hannah David at Hannah.david@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

  • Oct 2 JLSA's Potluck Rosh Hashannah Dinner 5:30 PMSee description

    The Jewish Law Student Association will host a Rosh Hashannah dinner at 610 West Morgan Street, Durham (27701). JLSA will provide the main dishes which include brisket, chicken, challah, apples and honey. Anyone is encouraged to come but it is requested that you bring a dish of your choosing. A list of requested dishes to bring is provided on the Facebook page. Hosted by JLSA's co-President Jeremy Iloulian. Find more information or RSVP on the Facebook event page and mark which dish you would like to bring: https://goo.gl/cK8wvI.

Monday, October 3, 2016

  • Oct 3 Voisine v. United States: Domestic Violence and Gun Violence Protection 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the Coalition Against Gendered Violence for a discussion on the intersection of domestic violence and gun violence protection, the legal issues and decision of Voisine v. United States, and how the decision affects (or doesn't) the work of domestic violence advocates in North Carolina. Featuring Professor Blocher; Elizabeth Avore, a Duke Law alumna from Everytown for Gun Safety (an organization that provided one of the amicus briefs in the case); and Amily McCool from North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Coalition Against Gendered Violence. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

  • Oct 3 1Ls: How to Outline for Exams 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    First -year students, please join Professor Casey Thomson for an instructional program on how to outline and to hear more about how outlining helps you prepare for exams. This is part of the Academic Success series of programs, following the summer briefing assignment and LEAD Week presentation by Prof. Blocher. Sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Tia Barnes at barnes@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 3 West Virginia v. EPA - Debriefing the Clean Power Plan Lawsuit 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The fate of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's most important climate change rule, is in the hands of the federal courts. The Environmental Law Society invites you to join us for a debrief after the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, hears oral arguments. A panel of experts from the Duke Community will discuss the background legal issues animating the litigation, assess merits of the oral arguments, and discuss the case's implications for the legal world, environmental policy, and the economy. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Zachary Hennessee at zachary.hennessee@duke.edu.

  • Oct 3 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Cameron Hammel at cameron.hammel@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Oct 3 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 3 DBA Office Hours 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    Please come discuss any comments, concerns and ways that DBA can help your student organization be the best it can be! Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Rachel Ofori at rachel.ofori@duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

  • Oct 4 Wrongful Convictions Day 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Duke Law's Innocence Project in celebrating National Wrongful Convictions Day! LaMonte Armstrong, one of the first exonerees from the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic, will be joining us to share his story. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Taylor Jones at taylor.l.jones@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Oct 4 1L Required Event: Professional Communication Workshop 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 3043. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Oct 4 Lunch with the Dean 12:30 PMLaw School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, September 30 by 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. If you are unable to attend this lunch, there will be other opportunities to have lunch with the Dean this semester.

  • Oct 4 Jessup Cup Finals 5:30 PMLaw School 4049

    Join us for the Jessup Cup Finals. Watch the finalists compete before a panel of faculty judges. All are welcome to attend, especially other Jessup Cup participants. After the finals, we will host a reception to celebrate the competitors. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Hope Staneski at hope.staneski@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

  • Oct 5 Human Rights Law Society Documentary Lunch 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join Human Rights Law Society for its very first Documentary Lunch! This will be the first in a monthly series of human-rights focused film viewings. If you are interested in human rights law, documentaries, or just want to learn more about the human rights community at Duke Law, come on down. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Meaghan Newkirk at meaghan.newkirk@duke.edu.

  • Oct 5 Business 101: Breaking Business Down to Brass Tacks 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Maybe you came to law school because you're afraid of numbers. The bad news is, you probably can't avoid numbers. The good news is, we are here to help! No matter your background, we want to provide a very basic lesson on the most important accounting and finance concepts and terminology that will be relevant to your legal career no matter what your areas of interest are. Stuff you need to know! Free lunch! It doesn't get better than this. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Oct 5 Careers in International Law: Working at a Global Law Firm vs a Multinational Corporation, a Discussion with Jon Kellner '03 and Tarik Gause 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Jonathan Kellner '03, counsel at Shearman & Sterling's Sao Paulo office, and Tarik Gause, Assistant General Counsel and VP at Bank of America, for a discussion on the interaction between in-house and "outside counsel" in the context of international business transactions. The panelists will share insights into differences and similarities between law firm and in-house legal practice, discuss their highly varied and internationally-focused career paths, and offer advice to students interested in working in cross-border space in South and Central America, as well is globally. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Ali Prince ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 5 PILF Credit Card Training 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Interested in earning PILF hours? Come get trained on credit card machines in order to volunteer with PILF throughout the year. A representative from Duke's OIT will be there to walk us through the credit card transaction process. The training should take no more than 30 minutes, and you'll receive 0.5 hours for attending. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Lauren Meegan at lauren.meegan@duke.edu.

  • Oct 5 Credit Suisse Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Come learn about opportunities for 3L post-graduation at Credit Suisse in Raleigh. Representatives from the bank will be here in person to discuss the Raleigh Legal Associate Program for 3Ls. Sponsored for the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Erin Biggerstaff at erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 5 Computer Science Primer For Lawyers - Part II 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The second lecture of a three-part brief introduction to computer science by Professor Salman Azhar of the Duke University Computer Science department. This three-part series will introduce students to what computer science is, what computer scientists do, the strengths, weaknesses, and uses of various programming languages, basic syntax for some of the more popular languages, and more. Sponsored by the Law & Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Russell Deutsch at russell.deutsch@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

  • Oct 6 Supreme Court Moot: Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Jeffrey Fisher of Stanford Law School will moot the upcoming Supreme Court Case, Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado. Additional details to follow. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 6 BLSA Outlining Preparation 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    We will host a panel of 2L and 3L BLSA members who will discuss strategies about successful outlining. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Josephus Allmond at josephus.allmond@duke.edu.

  • Oct 6 What it Means to be a Christian Attorney 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    A panel will discuss what it means to be a Christian attorney. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Christian Legal Society. For more information, please contact Katie Christensen at katie.christensen@duke.edu.

  • Oct 6 Capital Offenses: Business Crime and Punishment in America's Corporate Age, Book discussion with Professor Samuel W. Buell 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    All are welcome to attend a reading and discussion of Capital Offenses: Business Crime and Punishment in America's Corporate Age, by Bernard M. Fishman Professor of Law, Samuel W. Buell. Prof. Buell, who served as the lead prosecutor for the Justice Department's Enron Task Force, delivers an incisive overview of the rampant and troubling growth of American white-collar crime, dissects the many difficulties facing those who work to root it out and punish criminals, and drafts a blueprint for improving the system going forward. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Goodson Law Library. For more information please contact Melanie Dunshee, dunshee@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 6 LLM Alumni Panel on Career Opportunities in the US 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join LLM alumni currently working in the U.S. for a wide-ranging discussion of opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market and will share their own job search experiences. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 6 The Big Short: Viewing and Panel Discussion 5:20 PMLaw School 3041

    Please join us for a screening of the 2015 film The Big Short. The film is based on Michael Lewis' 2010 book of the same name, and tells the story of the 2007-2008 financial crisis from the perspective of four traders who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse. The film explores a number of issues, including: complex securitizations, a lack of regulation, and the nature of financial fraud. These issues will be discussed in depth immediately after the film in a panel discussion featuring professors Samuel Buell, Steven Schwarcz, and Lawrence Baxter. Food and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at lee.reiners@duke.edu.

Friday, October 7, 2016

  • Oct 7 Annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will deliver Duke Law's annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture, entitled "Equality in the American Constitution." Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1994, Judge Calabresi was Dean and Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, where he began teaching in 1959, and is now Sterling Professor Emeritus and Professorial Lecturer in Law. He received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Yale College in 1953, a B.A. degree with First Class Honors from Magdalen College, Oxford University, in 1955, an LL.B. degree, magna cum laude, in 1958 from Yale Law School, and an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University in 1959. A Rhodes Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif, Judge Calabresi served as the Note Editor of The Yale Law Journal, 1957-58, while graduating first in his law school class. Following graduation, Judge Calabresi clerked for Justice Hugo Black of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been awarded some fifty honorary degrees from universities in the United States and abroad, and is the author of seven books and more than one hundred articles on law and related subjects. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Sandie MacLachlan at sandra.maclachlan@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

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

    This program will provide an overview of CPDC resources for finding international opportunities 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. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 17 Duke Forum for Law and Social Change Town Hall: U.S. Immigration Policy and Refugee Migration 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Duke Forum for Law and Social Change's fall town hall will explore issues related to geopolitical borders--specifically, how U.S. immigration policy affects and is affected by refugee migration. Stuart Anderson of the Cato Institute will be joining us for this conversation. Mr. Anderson has significant experience with immigration policy generally. He plans to (1) review the U.S.'s historical "open-borders" policies towards immigration and (2) argue that the modern anti-immigration and anti-refugee policy shift is not based on scientifically-sound facts or data. Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Refugee Asylum Support Project (RASP). For more information, please contact Sean Valle at sean.valle@duke.edu.

  • Oct 17 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 17 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Cameron Hammel at cameron.hammel@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

  • Oct 18 Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Frances Curran at frances.curran@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 18 Diversity of Thought: Finding Common Ground 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    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 and the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

  • Oct 19 Introduction to Corporate Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Come hear about the life of a corporate attorney - learn just what it means to work on mergers & acquisitions, private equity deals, and transactional law generally. Free lunch, and free career advice - you can't beat it. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please check out our facebook page @DukeBusinessLawSociety or contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Oct 19 Supreme Court Roundup 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Join the Duke Law Federalist Society for a discussion about the Supreme Court's recent high-profile rulings and their impact on future constitutional and legal doctrine. For this discussion, the Federalist Society will host Ed Whelan, who is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributor to National Review Online's Bench Memos blog. Mr. Whelan is also a former law clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia and has served in all three branches of the federal government. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • Oct 20 Information Session for 1Ls about joint JD & LLM in International and Comparative Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Join co-directors Rachel Brewster and Larry Helfer, law school administrators, and current JD-LLM students to learn about the joint JD and Masters (LLM) in International and Comparative Law. JD-LLM program enables students to obtain both degrees in three years (and one month abroad during their 1L summer). Students apply to the joint degree program during the first semester of their 1L year. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

  • Oct 22 19th Annual Public Interest Retreat 11:00 AMSee description

    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 Spruce Pine Lodge, 2235 Bahama Rd, Bahama, NC, on the lovely Lake Michie. 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. For more information or to RSVP, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/2016PublicInterestRetreatRSVP.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • Oct 25 Soft Skills Crash Course 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Business Law Society is hosting a casual info session and student panel to talk about some things that are helpful to know when you're going to be working in a professional environment. The first half of lunch we'll run through tips & tricks for how to handle emails, what exactly "networking" requires, suggestions for how to balance your career search and your demanding academic work, and how to talk to anybody. The second half of lunch we will have a panel of students who have recently been through recruiting and summer jobs to speak about their experiences and answer any questions you might have. Everybody is welcome! Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Oct 25 Conversation with Professor Andrea Renda 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    The Law and Economics Society is pleased to host a talk with Professor Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and head of the Regulatory Policy Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies. Professor Renda will speak to regulatory and policymaking topics. This will be a great event for all students (1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls) with an interest in law and economics. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Law and Economics Society. For more information, please contact Patrick Bradley at patrick.c.bradley@duke.edu.

  • Oct 25 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project (VITA) is a pro bono project at the law school that works to generate approximately 1/2 million dollars annually for the greater Durham community. Duke Law VITA volunteers prepare income tax returns for low-income area residents . Join us to learn more about how you can get involved with VITA. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact JP Cumming, .james.paul.cumming@lawnet.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  • Oct 26 Flu Shots 8:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Flu shots are free to anyone with a Duke ID and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 26 Judicial Clerkships and Internships 101 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    More details coming soon. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information please contact Hannah Beardsley at hannah.beardsley@law.duke.edu

Thursday, October 27, 2016

  • Oct 27 Punctuating International Law: Tackling Global Climate [and other Challenges] through Savvy Drafting 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join Sue Biniaz, U.S. State Department's lead climate change negotiator, for a wide-ranging conversation about her most recent paper titled "Comma But Differentiated Responsibilities," her career with the Legal Adviser's Office at the Statement Department, and her career path more generally. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for Comparative and International Law, JD-LLM Program, and the Environmental Institutions Seminar Series. For more information, or for a copy of her paper, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu

  • Oct 27 Careers in International Law: The Legal Adviser¿s Office of the US Department of State ¿ a coffee & conversation with Sue Biniaz 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Join Sue Biniaz, the U.S. State Department's lead attorney for international environmental law (State/L/OES), for a conversation about your career opportunities and her career with the Legal Adviser's Office at the Statement Department. Ms. Biniaz will discuss her work and offer advice to students interested in careers with the U.S. State Department. Coffee & cookies will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for Comparative and International Law, JD-LLM Program, and the Environmental Institution's Seminar Series. Space is limited. RSVP to Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 28, 2016

  • Oct 28 Fall 2016 Leadership Weekend 8:00 AMTBD

    Sponsored by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 28 Duke Law Wellness: Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering at the Duke Gardens 1:00 PMSee description

    Take a break and relax at the Duke Gardens teahouse, where, as a guest to Tea, you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Enjoy this rich tradition over an enticing bowl of whisked green tea and a Japanese confection. A brief instruction will be given; no prior experience necessary. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 28 Equal Justice Works Reception 6:30 PMSee description

    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. Check back soon for Registration link and more details. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Duke Law Alumni Office. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

  • Nov 1 Bloomberg Law: Tools for Future Clerks 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    A representative from Bloomberg Law will be here to talk about some of the advanced features on Bloomberg Law that are heavily used by the courts, especially the docket tools. We will discuss how you can use these tools in your clerkship research. Sponsored by the Office of Career and Professional Development. For more information, contact Hannah David at Hannah.david@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 1 Crisis in Puerto Rico: Developments and Next Steps 3:45 PMLaw School 3037

    On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act ("PROMESA"), which established a seven-member federal Oversight Board for Puerto Rico and a framework for the financial restructuring and economic revitalization of the Island. This event features leading stateside and Puerto Rico attorneys and business leaders discussing their unique perspectives about various key aspects of the crisis, the challenges facing Puerto Rico, the features of PROMESA, and its implementation to date. Reception with panelists to follow immediately afterwards. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Kevin Walton at kevin.walton@duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

  • Nov 3 1L Job Search: Summer Diversity Fellowships Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Many law firms sponsor summer diversity 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 representatives from several law firms to discuss the importance of diversity in the legal profession and learn more about applying for these unique opportunities. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and facilitated by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Friday, November 4, 2016

  • Nov 4 Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law Symposium 7:00 AMTBD

    The Duke Journal of International and Comparative Law will be hosting its annual symposium. Sponsored by DJCIL. For more information, please contact John Epling at john.epling@duke.edu.

  • Nov 4 Building a Career in a Second Language: an Advanced Communication Primer 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Successful lawyers are master communicators who excel at conveying information both orally and in writing to their clients and counterparts in the legal profession. For non-native English speakers, this may present unique challenges, especially in the realm of oral communication. Join Brad Teague PhD. and Kaitlyn Aigner of the Duke University Graduate School for an interactive presentation on improving English pronunciation and communication skills for the global work environment. The presenters, who teach in the English for International Students program at Duke University, will help students hone their oral advocacy skills by improving clarity of pronunciation. Sponsored by the International Studies Department. For more information, please contact Jena Reger at reger@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

  • Nov 9 Black Law Students Association General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    All students are welcome to come meet BLSA members and learn more about the group. We will be discussing BLSA's upcoming events for the rest of Fall Semester and also discussing preliminary plans for the Spring. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Josephus Allmond at josephus.allmond@duke.edu.

  • Nov 9 LLM Interviewing and Networking Skills Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    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. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

  • Nov 10 A Conversation with Greg Baylor '90 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join us for a conversation with Greg Baylor '90, of Alliance Defending Freedom, regarding recent developments in religious liberty law. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Ed Powell at ed.powell@duke.edu.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

  • Nov 15 A Conversation with Curtis Dubay 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Come join us for a conversation with Curtis Dubay from the Heritage Foundation, regarding proposals for a $15 minimum hourly wage. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Ed Powell at ed.powell@duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

  • Nov 16 Lunch with the Dean 12:30 PMLaw School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu no later than Monday, November 14 by 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

  • Nov 17 Finding Your 1L Summer Job: A 2L/3L Student Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    An informational panel of current 2L and 3L students will share their personal insights on how best to pursue and secure rewarding opportunities as a first-year candidate. All first-years are encouraged to join the discussion and benefit from the varied perspectives of their peers. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Nov 17 Pie & Cider with OSA 2:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come get in the holiday spirit with some pie and cider, served up by the Office of Student Affairs! Students, faculty, and staff welcome. Sponsored by OSA. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

  • Dec 13 Patent Quality Conference - Alexandria, VA 8:00 AMSee description

    This is the second of two conferences on patent quality. The conferences are designed to examine the PTO's ongoing efforts on patent quality, to assess the progress of these efforts, and to explore next steps in the PTO's continuing efforts to ensure the highest quality for U.S. patents. For more information, contact Professor Arti Rai at rai@law.duke.edu or visit https://t.co/UqGC9DLZhn. Co-sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy and Santa Clara Law's High Tech Law Institute with the participation of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2016.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

  • Feb 3 Duke Law Journal 8:30 AMTBD

    The Duke Law Journal will be hosting its 47th Annual Administrative Law Symposium. The topic is "Exclusion, Inclusion, and the Law of the Administrative State." The symposium will evaluate what role administrative agencies play in applying laws of inclusion and exclusion in order to promote equality. In addition to presenting a number of viewpoints from prominent legal scholars from across the nation, the Symposium will host a keynote address from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chief Commissioner Chai Feldblum. Sponsored by Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Zach Siegler at zachary.siegler@duke.edu.

  • Feb 3 ESQ 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    ESQ is a professional event in which students will have the opportunity to continue learning about careers in corporate law while networking with practitioners. ESQ is open to all students at Duke University School of Law. Over 40 attorneys from a variety of law firms and in house organizations, geographic markets, and practice areas will be attending ESQ 2017. Students will learn about careers in law through gaining the experience and perspective of a variety of experienced practitioners, develop networking skills, build valuable connections with attorney, and prepare for interviews (1L, 2L, and beyond) by building a professional network at your targeted firms and geographical markets. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Abigail Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • Feb 4 ESQ 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    ESQ is a professional event in which students will have the opportunity to continue learning about careers in corporate law while networking with practitioners. ESQ is open to all students at Duke University School of Law. Over 40 attorneys from a variety of law firms and in house organizations, geographic markets, and practice areas will be attending ESQ 2017. Students will learn about careers in law through gaining the experience and perspective of a variety of experienced practitioners, develop networking skills, build valuable connections with attorney, and prepare for interviews (1L, 2L, and beyond) by building a professional network at your targeted firms and geographical markets. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Abigail Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Feb 17 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy Spring Symposium 8:30 AMTBD

    The Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy cordially invites all members of the Duke Law community to our annual spring symposium ton emerging issues in constitutional law and recent decisions by the Supreme Court. Sponsored by DJCLPP. For more information, please contact David Friedman at daf18@duke.edu.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • Feb 21 Dean's Cup Final Round 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Law Moot Court Board invites you to the final round of this year's Dean's Cup, Duke's premier oral advocacy competition. Exact time TBD. Sponsored by Moot Court. For more info, please contact Christine Umeh at Christine.Umeh@duke.edu.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

  • Mar 3 Whiskey in the Courtroom 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice & Professional Responsibility and North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services. For more information please contact Sarah Holsapple at sarah.holsapple@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 6, 2017

  • Mar 6 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 6 Annual Robert R. Wilson Lecture 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Rebecca Scott, the Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, will deliver Duke University's Robert R. Wilson Lecture. Professor Scott, who teaches on civil rights and the boundaries of citizenship in historical perspective, as well as the law in slavery and freedom, is the co-author of Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard University Press, 2012), which traces one family's interaction with law and official documents across five generations, from West Africa to the Americas to Europe. This event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Sandie MacLachlan at sandra.maclachlan@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

  • Mar 7 North Carolina Court of Appeals Oral Arguments 9:30 AMLaw School 3043

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at Duke Law School on Tuesday, March 7. We welcome students, staff, and faculty to attend this session. Two cases will be heard by the Court. For more information contact Hannah David at Hannah.david@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Mar 21 1L Blueprint for Success 5:00 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.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

  • Mar 23 Annual Lange Lecture in Intellectual Property 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    William. W. Fisher, the WilmerHale Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Faculty Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, will deliver the annual David L. Lange Lecture in Intellectual Property Law (formerly named the Meredith and Kip Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property Law). Professor Fisher is the author of four books, including Promises to Keep: Technology, Law and the Future of Entertainment (Stanford University Press 2004), as well as numerous other publications on intellectual property law and American legal history. He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and J.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard University before serving as a law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He has taught at Harvard Law School since 1984. Seating and lunch will be provided on a first come first served basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information please contact Sandra MacLachlan at sandra.maclachlan@law.duke.edu

Friday, March 24, 2017

  • Mar 24 Admitted Students Open House 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Sponsored by the Office of Admissions. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

  • Mar 25 Admitted Students Open House 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Sponsored by the Office of Admissions. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Friday, 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.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

  • 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.

  • 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.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, 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.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017