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Monday, September 27, 2021

  • Law School Star Commons

    We will kick off the International Week at 8:30am with croissants and fruit! Make sure to stop by at Star Commons to grab a breakfast box. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information, please contact Isk Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were intellectually disabled teenagers (brothers) when they were coerced into confessing to a murder they didn't commit and sentenced to death. They spent 31 years in prison before DNA testing proved their innocence, and by the time of their release in 2014, Henry had served the longest death row sentence in North Carolina. Join the Wilson Center for Science and Justice for a discussion with Ken Rose, former director of the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, attorney and death penalty abolitionist, and David Maxwell, a Duke Law alum ('14) and attorney at Hogan Lovells. Rose will talk about his role in helping to exonerate McCollum and Brown, and Maxwell will discuss his role in winning the largest-ever jury verdict in a wrongful conviction case for the brothers. They'll both speak about what can be learned from McCollum's and Brown's exonerations. Wilson Center Director Brandon Garrett will moderate, and there will be time for Q&A. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/McCollumBrown. Co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, Duke Law Innocence Project® and the Criminal Law Society. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair (October 21-23, virtual) is the nation's largest public interest career fair for law students, featuring over 200 GPI employers from across the country. Registration is open and runs through Thursday, October 14. Stop by to grab a snack, ask questions about EJW or GPI careers generally, or just to say hi. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu. Learn more at https://sites.law.duke.edu/pipb/gpicareers/ejw-career-fair/

  • Law School 4000

    Executive Board Meeting for Duke Mock Trial to make constitutional amendments. Sponsored by Duke Mock Trial. For more information, please contact Kaytlan Anderson at Kma63@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join the ACLU for a panel on disability rights and protections in the Covid context. We will be discussing the current status of disability rights and explore structural barriers to substantive, transformative equality, regardless of disabilities. Lawyers from the Department of Justice, Disability Rights NC, Disability Rights SC, the Children's Law Clinic, and the Health Justice Clinic will tackle these topics and share insight into how we as future attorneys can join the fight. Co-sponsored by National Lawyers Guild, Human Rights Law Society, Law Students for Accessibility, American Constitutional Law Society, and Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Perlin at sarah.perlin@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Are you interested in working in legal tech? Have you ever wondered about the international perspective on the ever-changing legal tech market? Join Duke Law alumni for a discussion about their careers in legal tech, using legal tech in practice, and legal tech entrepreneurship. Moderated by Javeria Ghuman L'21 and Robbie Morrison L'22. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Tech, Office of International Studies, and Duke Law & Tech Society. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    The Dean's Cup is Duke Law's premier oral advocacy competition for 2L and 3L students. Join the Dean's Cup Coordinators to learn about this year's problem and how to qualify for Moot Court Board membership through this competition. This information session will also provide an overview of the 2021-2022 Dean's Cup timeline and competition rules. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Dean's Cup Coordinators at deanscup@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Interested in careers and internships in military service? Join the U.S. Army JAG Corps for this informal drop-in chat with CPT Heather Goergen, Judge Advocate Recruiting Officer. Open to students of all class years. Sponsored by the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office. For questions, please contact Monique Taylor at monique.taylor@law.duke.edu. View zoom meeting information here: https://sites.duke.edu/lawschoolcpdc/files/2021/09/Army-JAG-Info-Sessio….

  • Law School 3000

    Please join Health Care Planning Project Kick-off event. This event is to answer questions about the Health Care Planning Project, provide information regarding our upcoming training sessions, generate interest, and get names of those who are interested in completing the training. Organizers will present a short PowerPoint presentation. Sponsored by HCPP. For more information, please contact Madison Santoli at mns40@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

  • Law School 3037

    The Human Rights in Practice speaker series presents discussions with noted practitioners on a wide range of current human rights issues. Our second program for the fall semester features Kate Barth, Legal Advisor, International Center for Not-For-Profit Law, and Domingo Lovera-Parmo, Professor, Department of Public Law & Co-Director, Public Law Program, Universidad Diego Portales; moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) & Supervising Attorney, Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic. The event is organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; the Human Rights Law Society; and the International Law Society. The event is free and open to all. No registration is required. Boxed lunch will be available for attendees at the end of the program. Masks must be worn on the Duke campus. If you cannot join us in person, the event will be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/3z4BceQ. For more information contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The Jessup Cup is Duke's intramural moot court competition open to all enrolled students. The Jessup Cup coordinators will present information on the format and relevant details of the competition to prospective competitors at two lunch events. Competitors will argue a closed-universe international law problem before the International Court of Justice. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. Grab and go lunches will be provided. For more information, please contact Krystal Dillon @krystal.dillon@duke.edu, Erodita Herrera @erodita.herrera@duke.edu, or Suraj Vege @suraj.vege@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Unsure how you want to spend next summer? Come check out our discussion about the 1L job search. The panel will include 2Ls who spent their summers with a wide range of legal employers--from BigLaw to in-house to public interest. Our panelists will share insight into their decision and application processes, their experiences this summer, and tips to help guide you through your decision. A Q&A will close out the discussion. Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, the Black Law Students Association, the Latin American Law Students Association, the Middle East North Africa Law Students Association, OutLaw, the South Asian Law Students Association, the Womxn of Color Collective, and the First Generation Professionals. RSVP required. For more information, please contact Alyssa Reyes at alyssa.reyes@duke.edu

  • Virtual

    The next decennial redistricting cycle will have profound implications for the course of our nation over the next decade. Redistricting and American Democracy will be a timely opportunity for scholars, practitioners, and advocates to take stock of the current legal and political landscape, preview the current redistricting process in North Carolina and around the country, and discuss the path forward for redistricting reforms. It will also be an opportunity for Duke students and the broader public to learn about how redistricting will impact them-and what they can do about it.
    This conference will include a combination of virtual and hybrid (in-person plus virtual) events, designated in the title of each session. The general public may register and participate virtually in all conference events. Attendance at in-person events is limited to individuals with a Duke ID plus invited guests. Register at: https://polis.duke.edu/redistricting/ If you have questions about the conference format or your attendance, please contact Meg Bittle at meg.bittle@duke.edu.

  • Sanford Fleishman Commons

    This Keynote is part of the "Redistricting and American Democracy" conference. In recent years, the legal landscape of redistricting has shifted dramatically as landmark cases involving racial and partisan gerrymandering have been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. As a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, James Andrew Wynn has become one of the nation's leading jurists and legal thinkers on questions of redistricting and redistricting reform. Judge Wynn will share his thoughts on why the Supreme Court's recent redistricting decision of Rucho v. Common Cause is a stark example of judicial activism. Moderated by Kerry Abrams, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law. Register at: https://polis.duke.edu/redistricting/ The general public may register and participate virtually in all conference events. Attendance at in-person events is limited to individuals with a Duke ID plus invited guests. For more information, please contact Meg Bittle at meg.bittle@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

  • Virtual

    The next decennial redistricting cycle will have profound implications for the course of our nation over the next decade. Redistricting and American Democracy will be a timely opportunity for scholars, practitioners, and advocates to take stock of the current legal and political landscape, preview the current redistricting process in North Carolina and around the country, and discuss the path forward for redistricting reforms. It will also be an opportunity for Duke students and the broader public to learn about how redistricting will impact them-and what they can do about it.
    This conference will include a combination of virtual and hybrid (in-person plus virtual) events, designated in the title of each session. The general public may register and participate virtually in all conference events. Attendance at in-person events is limited to individuals with a Duke ID plus invited guests. Register at: https://polis.duke.edu/redistricting/ If you have questions about the conference format or your attendance, please contact Meg Bittle at meg.bittle@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Are you interested in working or studying abroad? Would you like to learn about different legal systems and meet attorneys from other countries? The International Law Society and the International Studies Office are co-hosting a "JD and LLM Speed Networking" event. Get to know your classmates, make new friends, learn about international legal markets, and expand your global network. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the event. Sponsored by the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4000

    Join us for a presentation on the Biden Justice Department, looking at the stated priorities and intentions. Professor Thomas DiBiagio will draw on his experience as a former federal prosecutor and as a professor at William & Mary Law School to analyze the state of the DOJ. Sponsored by the Criminal Law Society, DBA, and the Government and Public Service Society (GPS). Boxed lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Ali Rosenblatt at ali.rosenblatt@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Curious about what it means to be a litigation attorney? How often they go to court? Is it exactly like what you see on TV? Please join the Business Law Society and its esteemed attorney panel to find out the answers to these questions--and more! This panel will give you insight into what it actually means to be a litigation attorney working in business-related practice areas. Please pre-register here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eKgqZakZblkLcz4. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for OutLaw's first meeting of the year. We will use this time to introduce the 1Ls to the broader community and discuss our upcoming events this semester. Sponsored by OutLaw. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/yAqC453RL6wW8mL36. Please contact Michael Biondi, michael.biondi@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4042

    Come hear about the different Innocence Project teams available to Duke Law students. Sponsored by Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Bella Walker at Bella.Walker@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    For information on speakers and dates please visit law.duke.edu/faculty/faculty-workshops/ . Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. Please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • Virtual

    The 2021 Legal Design Derby is open to students at all law schools in North Carolina. This first virtual session is open to those students who have applied and been accepted to the Derby. The link to join will be shared with those individuals in the Derby. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Tech and the NCCU Technology Law & Policy Center, with support from Lawyers Mutual Consulting. For more information, please contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

  • Law School 3037

    Judge David A. Stras of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals will be talking about his grandparents' experiences in the Holocaust and the First Amendment. Professor Andrussier will be hosting this discussion. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and co-sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Mark Scalzo at mark.scalzo@duke.edu. Grab-and-go Rise Southern Biscuits will be provided outside the room beginning around 12:20 pm for those who plan to attend the programming at 12:45 pm.

  • Law School 4000

    1Ls: Interested in transactional law or working with startups? Jump start your career with a dual degree JD/LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship! It's not too late to add this program to your Duke Law experience. Join current students, Program Director Erika Buell, and academic advisor Assistant Dean Amanda Lacoff to learn more about the value of this program, curricular requirements, and how to apply for the program. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the event. RSVP by September 28 by emailing Kelli Raker at llmle@law.duke.edu. More information on the JD/LLMLE here: https://law.duke.edu/llmle/jd/ Sponsored by the Program in Law & Entrepreneurship. For more information, contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join us for our official kick-off event, where we will discuss upcoming events and leadership roles. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the event. Sponsored by the Competition Law Society. For more information, please contact Mitch Murphy at mjm144@duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    Are you interested in improving your legal writing? Just in time for your LARW 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. Sponsored by the Legal Writing Faculty. For more information, contact Rebecca Rich at rich@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3000

    Do you have any interest in becoming a law professor? Are you wondering what law schools look for in hiring law professors (both doctrinal and clinical)? If so, please join Nita Farahany, Duke Law Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law & Professor of Philosophy, Jayne Huckerby, Director of Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law, Marin Levy, Professor of Law, and Tim Lovelace, Duke Law John Hope Franklin Research Scholar & Professor of Law, as we discuss the nuts and bolts of entering academia. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join First Generation Professionals (1GP) for our first general body meeting of the year. Members will learn more about upcoming events and have the opportunity to get to know each other and the board. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting. To RSVP, please contact Marissa Valdez at marissa.valdez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Are you interested in using your Duke Law degree to practice outside of the U.S.? Please join us for a conversation with Jonathan Kellner JD/LLM '03, Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice and the Chair of the São Paulo office for Paul Hastings LLP. Mr. Kellner focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital, capital markets, bank finance, and investment funds for U.S. and Latin American corporations and financial institutions. He has experience working on transactions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru, and he regularly transacts in Portuguese and Spanish. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in international and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Mask mandate is in effect. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the event. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

Friday, October 01, 2021

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    Join us as we explore wellness through tea tasting! A variety of tea (green tea, white tea, oolong tea, black tea, etc.) and herbs (hibiscus, chrysanthemum, rose hips, chamomile, etc.) will be available for a grab-and-go before your class. The event is sponsored by the Duke Wellness Center and the International Studies Office. For more information please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu

Thursday, October 07, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law's seminar series, "Conversations on Innovation: New Thinking and New Approaches," seeks to shed light on innovation policy issues that are on the horizon. Today's program with Michael Brown, U.S. Department of Defense, focuses on better understanding how technological advances are not only being embraced by the defense sector, but how the frontiers of innovation are being expanded by evolving defense sector needs and requirements. Moderated by Denis Simon, Executive Director of the Center. The program is co-sponsored by the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies. For additional information, please contact Balfour Smith at: bsmith@law.duke.edu. Registration required: https://bit.ly/3nm0rHd.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    It is already time to prepare for the Bar Exam. Learn about the "nuts & bolts" of Bar Exams from experienced professionals, and the concrete steps you must take to obtain admission to any state bar - dates and deadlines, components of a bar application, the breadth of character and fitness investigations, and more. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Registrar. For more information, please contact Kate Cobb at Kate.Cobb@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    This is a mandatory information session for most LLM students who plan to sit for the New York bar exam. This program is specifically for LLM students graduating in December 2021. There will be another program for the Class of 2022 LLMs in the spring semester. We will review parts of the NY Bar application including the LLM Certificate of Attendance form, the transcript request process, and the handwriting specimen requirement. Attendees are encouraged to review the LLM Certificate of Attendance in advance at http://www.nybarexam.org/Docs/LLMCertificateofAttendanceForm.pdf. Please note that students who are qualified to sit for the bar exam by the virtue of their home country law degree do not need to attend this session. Sponsored by Academic Affairs and the International Studies Office. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Law School 3043

    The Jessup Cup is Duke's intramural moot court competition open to all enrolled students. The Jessup Cup coordinators will present information on the format and relevant details of the competition to prospective competitors at two lunch events. Competitors will argue a closed-universe international law problem before the International Court of Justice. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. Grab and go lunches will be provided. For more information, please contact Krystal Dillon at krystal.dillon@duke.edu, Erodita Herrera at erodita.herrera@duke.edu, or Suraj Vege at suraj.vege@duke.edu.

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    WLSA invites students to join Professor Dellinger in a conversation about privacy law! Coffee & Conversation is a great opportunity to informally connect with female professors at the law school and learn more about their work. The discussion will be limited to fifteen students, and we encourage participants to come prepared with questions for Professor Dellinger. RSVP information will be sent to WLSA members. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, contact Melissa Gustafson. We hope to see you there!

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Yuvraj Joshi, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia Allard School of Law, to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with a human rights practitioner. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Law Library Room 3210 (Flexible Learning Space). Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Winston Ma (https://bit.ly/3Drs73g) is an investment professional, capital markets attorney, and adjunct professor at NYU Law. He is also the author of "The Digital War: How China's Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain and Cyberspace" (https://amzn.to/3jjyGNa). The book details the profound global implications as China's digital economy moves from a consumer-focused phase to an enterprise-oriented one, with a focus on the Internet of Things, AI, blockchain, cloud computing, and data analytics (iABCD). Please join us for a virtual conversation with Professor Ma and the Global Financial Markets Center's executive director, Lee Reiners, as they discuss Professor Ma's book, China's recent crackdown on large tech companies, and the global implications for China's new central bank digital currency. To register, please visit https://duke.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qFEpvJ1BRvaTPC4mzkyiTg. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Law School 3037

    Join us as we hear from the 30th Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Paul Newby, as he discusses various issues facing state court judges in North Carolina. Before his election as Chief Justice in November 2020, Chief Justice Newby honed his skills as a lawyer in private practice, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and as an Associate Justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided outside the room beginning around 12:20 pm. The Chief Justice's remarks will begin at 12:45pm. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Ben Hunt at benjamin.hunt@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Lawyers play a unique role in cross-border transactions with international development organizations. Please join us for a conversation with Liz Wangu '16, Associate at Clifford Chance (DC) currently on secondment as a legal counsel at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Ms. Wangu focuses her practice on international project finance (energy & infrastructure), corporate finance, and other cross-border development finance transactions. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in international and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Mask mandates are in force. Grab-and-go lunches will be available at the end of the program for attendees. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School Star Commons

    Registration for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair (October 21-23, virtual) ends today! EJW is the nation's largest public interest career fair for law students, featuring over 200 GPI employers from across the country. Stop by to grab a snack, ask questions about EJW or GPI careers generally, or just to say hi. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu. Learn more at https://sites.law.duke.edu/pipb/gpicareers/ejw-career-fair/

Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Law School 3041

    Join Professor Brandon L. Garrett, L. Neil Williams, Jr. Professor of Law and Director of the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, for a discussion of his recent book, Autopsy of a Crime Lab, Exposing the Flaws in Forensics. The new title is the first to catalog the sources of error and the faulty science behind a range of well-known forensic evidence, from fingerprints and firearms to forensic algorithms. A grab-and-go lunch will be served at the conclusion of this event. Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens (behrens@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4000

    Join the Duke Law & Technology Society in learning about different legal markets and career paths for lawyers interested in working with technology companies. A Grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the event. Sponsored by Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Paul Drexler at paul.drexler@duke.edu. Register here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2aufcTXupOotgSG

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • Law School 3041

    Working for a judge is a unique legal experience. Attend this program to learn more about judicial internships and post-graduate judicial clerkships. Information on what the positions entail, the benefits to you, and the application process will be covered. You will also learn about the resources the Law School provides to students. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions. Grab and go food will be available after the event.

  • Law School 4045

    Are you an LLM considering working in the U.S. after graduation? Please join us for an insightful conversation with Martin Schaefermeier '90, Of Counsel at DLA Piper (DC), for a wide-ranging discussion on the opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market. Mr. Schaefermeier has more than 20 years of experience in a full spectrum of international trade matters, including antidumping, countervailing duty, import relief proceedings, international trade legislation, trade negotiations, and trade litigation. Moderated by Andrea Molina '21. Sponsored by the Career Center and the Office of International Studies. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity & Chief Diversity Officer, and Cynthia Clinton, Assistant Vice President for Harassment & Discrimination Prevention and Compliance, will provide a review of the Policy on Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct to include prohibited conduct, reporting, and support services. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    L. Neil Williams Professor of Law and Wilson Center for Science and Justice founder and Director Brandon Garrett's new book, Autopsy of a Crime Lab, Exposing the Flaws in Forensics, is the first to catalog the sources of error and the faulty science behind a range of well-known forensic evidence, from fingerprints and firearms to forensic algorithms. Taking us into the lives of the wrongfully convicted or nearly convicted, into crime labs rocked by scandal, and onto the front lines of promising reform efforts driven by professionals and researchers alike, Autopsy of a Crime Lab illustrates the persistence and perniciousness of shaky science and its well-meaning practitioners. In this program, Professor Garrett will provide an overview of his research and the book and discuss ways to improve the law and the science of forensic evidence. Sponsored by the Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu" Use this link to register: https://cvent.me/vwkx2L

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for a screening of The Fight, a documentary which details the American Civil Liberties Union legal battles during the Trump presidency. Sponsored by Duke Law ACLU. For more information, please contact Ivy Moore at ivy.moore@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • Law School 3037

    Hear from U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III as he discusses federal criminal sentencing during the Covid-19 pandemic. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided outside the room beginning around 12:20 p.m. with remarks beginning at 12:45 p.m. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Ben Hunt at benjamin.hunt@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join us for a talk with Professor Kristina Karkazis, PhD MPH, Professor of Sexuality, Women's & Gender Studies at Amherst College regarding "sex testing" in sport. For over a decade there has been contentious debate over sport eligibility regulations that limit women's permissible natural testosterone levels. Addressing and stepping beyond the narrow scientized framing of these debates as to whether higher testosterone gives some women an unfair advantage, this talk contextualizes these regulations within the decades-long practice of "sex testing" women athletes. Tackling the complexity of sex, the relationship between testosterone and athleticism, and the normative ideas about women's bodies that undergird these regulations, this talk reveals "T" as the great distraction from what is really at stake. Register here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3jVtaYhAR0iKI62 Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. For more information, please contact Claudia Benz at claudia.benz@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Curious about private equity? The Business Law Society is excited to host top dealmakers from both coasts. Sponsored by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The 2021 Legal Design Derby is open to students at all law schools in North Carolina. This second virtual session is open to those students who have applied and been accepted to the Derby. The link to join will be shared with those individuals in the Derby. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Tech and the NCCU Technology Law & Policy Center, with support from Lawyers Mutual Consulting. For more information, please contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • Law School 3043

    This is an informational event for 1L students in advance of the Baker Botts Mock Interview Program. The event will feature a student-led panel covering topics such as interview preparation, what to expect during an interview, and email correspondence. The panelists will provide advice based on their interview experience and answer questions submitted by 1L students. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association and the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Paget Barranco at paget.barranco@duke.edu.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

  • Law School 4047

    While much attention has been paid to the human rights fallout of national security measures post-9/11, one area that is consistently overlooked is the impact of such measures on the family-both as a unit and for individual family members. This is the case with administrative and criminal measures that impact the family unit or members. Join Fatima Ahdash, Goldsmiths, University of London; Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, University of Minnesota; & Jayne Huckerby, Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic; to discuss the range of ways in which national security policies both mobilize and impact families across the globe and analyzing the role various legal and other institutions in facilitating these adverse impacts. Organized by the Center for International & Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsors: Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; Human Rights Law Society; & International Law Society. The event is free and open to all; no registration required. Grab-and-go lunch available after program. Livestream: https://bit.ly/3kEZPdS. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu or visit https://bit.ly/3kCOQ4V

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a virtual fireside chat with Ari Redbord, the head of legal and government affairs for the blockchain intelligence firm, TRM Labs. Prior to joining TRM Labs, Ari served at the United States Department of the Treasury as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary and the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. In this capacity, Ari worked with teams from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and other Treasury and interagency components on issues related to cryptocurrency, sanctions, the Bank Secrecy Act, and anti-money laundering strategies. Prior to his role at Treasury, Ari served for 11 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center and the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. Register at https://bit.ly/3Cgcqu6. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join attorney representatives from Baker Botts and the Women Law Students Association for a virtual reception prior to the annual 1L mock interview program. The reception is an excellent opportunity for 1Ls to meet interviewers in a casual environment and to practice networking skills. Sign ups will go out approximately two weeks in advance of the event. The reception will take place virtually. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by Baker Botts LLP and WLSA. For more information, please contact Paget Barranco at paget.barranco@duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

  • Virtual

    Please join attorney representatives from Baker Botts and the Women Law Students Association for our annual 1L mock interview program. This is an excellent opportunity for 1Ls to practice their interviewing skills and to receive valuable constructive feedback from practicing attorneys. Interviews will last 20 minutes, with 10 minutes reserved for feedback. Sign ups will go out approximately two weeks in advance of the event. Mock interviews will take place virtually. Dress is business formal. Please look to your Career Planning Manual for advice on appropriate dress. Sponsored by Baker Botts LLP and WLSA. For more information, please contact Paget Barranco at paget.barranco@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Novel Justice is a book event series hosted by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. We invite authors to discuss recently published criminal justice books and to engage in Q&A with faculty and students. Carissa Hessick is the Ransdell Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she also serves as the director of the Prosecutors and Politics Project. Her book, Punishment Without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining Is a Bad Deal, a provocative and timely exploration of how plea bargaining prevents true criminal justice reform and how we can fix it. The book, out Oct. 12, can be pre-ordered here: https://bit.ly/CHessick. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Hessick about her work. Registration is required. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/Pleabargaining. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The Moot Court Board will host the 2021 Jessup Cup. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Erin Flood at erin.n.flood@duke.edu or Erodita Herrera at erodita.herrera@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

  • Law School 3043

    Please join the Business Law Society as we prepare you for networking events with firms and other private employers. Sponsored by BLS. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Journalism is one of the most powerful mediums in storytelling, education and shining a light on systemic injustices. Criminal justice reporting, in particular, can be crucial to bridging a gap between those who have experienced the system and those who have not. Journalists covering this beat educate the masses about complex legal systems and processes, and often bring to the forefront underrepresented issues. Join us for a roundtable discussion with three renowned journalists who cover the criminal legal system. Speakers are Emily Bazelon, a staff writer at New York Times Magazine, author and a lecturer in law, senior research scholar in law, and Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School; Madeleine Baran, an investigative reporter for APM Reports and the host and lead reporter of the podcast In the Dark; and Liliana Segura, an award-winning investigative journalist at The Intercept. There will be time for Q&A. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/crimjournos. Sponsored by the Wilson Center and co-sponsored by the Criminal Law Society. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Monday, November 01, 2021

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

  • Law School 3037

    Join Professors Blocher and Miller for a live reaction to the oral arguments in New York State Rifle & Pistol v. Bruen as they discuss each sides' arguments and how the Justices responded to them. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Mark Scalzo at mark.scalzo@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law's seminar series, "Conversations on Innovation: New Thinking and New Approaches," seeks to shed light on innovation policy issues that are on the horizon. Today's program features Paul Triolo, Eurasia Group, Craig Allen, US-China Business Council, and Matt Turpin, Hoover Institution, moderated by Denis Simon, Executive Director of the Center. More to come. For additional information, please contact Balfour Smith at: bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, November 04, 2021

  • Law School 3037

    What are employers looking for in a diversity fellowship applicant? Why do firms value diversity programs? Join us for a panel of law firm attorneys sharing insights into the hiring process and role of diversity in the workplace. Students interested in diversity fellowships should also consider attending the virtual Sharing Our Affinities: A 1L Diversity Networking Event. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Jasminka at jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join diverse attorneys from law firms that sponsor 1L diversity fellowships for an evening of networking! Alongside fellow diverse classmates, get to talk to experienced attorneys about diversity in the workplace, building diverse networks, and securing jobs as a diverse candidate. The 1L class will receive an email with the formal invitation and registration link for this event at the beginning of October. Details about the format (anticipated to be virtual, via REMO) and the attorneys and employers in attendance will be released closer to the event. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Jasminka at jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 05, 2021

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Monday, November 08, 2021

  • Law School 4000

    Please join the Health Law Society for a panel of current students discussing their summer internships in health law related fields. Sponsored by Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Olivia Ferris at olivia.ferris@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join LLM alumni currently working in the U.S. for a wide-ranging discussing of opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market and will share their own job search experiences. Panelists will discuss opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market. They will also share their career paths and offer advice to students interested in staying in the U.S. following graduation. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and the Career Center. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

  • Law School 3037

    Come join Justice Clint Bolick of the Arizona Supreme Court as we explore the vast untapped potential of state constitutions to defend individual liberty, protect our freedoms, and so much more. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Mark Scalzo at mark.scalzo@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Immigration law has always been subject to varying policies of the executive branch, but between the breakneck substantive and procedural changes in asylum eligibility and access during the last administration to the current regulatory overhaul, it's important to take a pause to unravel the impacts of all these changes. Karen Musalo, the founding director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, will speak on how immigration lawyers responded to these challenges, the impact of the uncertainty for asylees and their families, and the state of the current asylum laws under the Biden administration, including her involvement with the recently-vacated In the Matter of A-B-, which impacted asylum applications based on gender and family-based persecution. Sponsored by DIRP. For more information, please contact Kate Weaver at katherine.weaver@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Join recent LLM alumni who successfully passed the New York Bar for their top 10 tips on preparing for the Bar Exam. They will answer your questions such as: 1) Should I take a commercial review course? 2) Is it worth studying for the course locally? 3) How should I pace my study? 4) Which test center should I choose? 5) Which hotel to book and when to book it? 6) What to expect during the exam? And many more! Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and the Career Center. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with a human rights practitioner. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law, the Immigrant Rights Clinic, the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project, and the International Human Rights Clinic. Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Ropes & Gray to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Ropes & Gray. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Don't miss a discussion of overseas summer work by your 2L classmates. We will cover the value of overseas work experience, the process of finding and securing opportunities, logistics and timing, etc. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the event. Co-sponsored by the Career Center, JD-LLM Program in International & Comparative Law, and the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Isik S. Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Novel Justice is a book event series hosted by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. We invite authors to discuss recently published criminal justice books and to engage in Q&A with faculty and students. Benjamin Van Rooij writes about why people obey or break the law. Adam Fine, Ph.D., is a professor of criminology and criminal justice as well as law & behavioral sciences at Arizona State University. Their book, The Behavioral Code: The Hidden Ways the Law Makes Us Better or Worse, is Freakonomics for the law-the revolutionary behavioral science insights into how the law fails to reduce misbehavior. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Rooij and Fine about their work. The book, to be released Oct. 19, can be preordered through Amazon at https://bit.ly/behavioralcodeAMZN or Barnes and Noble at https://bit.ly/behavioralcodeBN. Registration is required. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/BehavioralCode. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

  • Law School 4045

    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. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and the Career Center. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Chris Giancarlo had a thirty-year career as a Wall Street lawyer and finance executive before emerging as leader of one of the world's most important market regulators, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, known as the CFTC. In the face of both domestic and international criticism, he led the agency to recognize the digitization of markets and foster the development of cryptocurrencies. Please join us as Giancarlo discusses his new book, "CryptoDad: the Fight for the Future of Money." The book is about how America's existing financial market infrastructure, just like its bridges and tunnels, has been allowed to age and decay, unprepared for the coming Internet of Value. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a government and public interest career services panel. Our event will include five panelists who had summer internships in a wide range of government and public interest work! Sponsored by ACLU and GPS. For more information, please contact erin.munro@duke.edu.

Monday, November 15, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Bolch Judicial Institute presents its third annual Mass Tort MDL Certificate. Established in 2019 by the late Duke Law Professor Francis McGovern, the Mass Tort MDL Certificate is designed to expand the field of attorneys who are capable of handling mass torts and multidistrict litigation. The course is designed for both new and experienced MDL practitioners, and the faculty include leading judges, practitioners, and professors in the field of complex litigation, affording participants a unique opportunity to gain practical insight from key players into the lifecycle and management of mass torts. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Mass Tort MDL Certificate from the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School. Registration is required. No academic credit is provided. The amount of CLE credit available is dependent on the jurisdiction. For more information, visit https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/mdl or contact Jessica Waddle at jessica.waddle@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    The Human Rights in Practice speaker series presents discussions with noted practitioners on a wide range of current human rights issues. These events are organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; the Human Rights Law Society; and the International Law Society. The event is free and open to all. No registration is required. More information to come or contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Bolch Judicial Institute presents its third annual Mass Tort MDL Certificate. Established in 2019 by the late Duke Law Professor Francis McGovern, the Mass Tort MDL Certificate is designed to expand the field of attorneys who are capable of handling mass torts and multidistrict litigation. The course is designed for both new and experienced MDL practitioners, and the faculty include leading judges, practitioners, and professors in the field of complex litigation, affording participants a unique opportunity to gain practical insight from key players into the lifecycle and management of mass torts. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Mass Tort MDL Certificate from the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School. Registration is required. No academic credit is provided. The amount of CLE credit available is dependent on the jurisdiction. For more information, visit https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/mdl or contact Jessica Waddle at jessica.waddle@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join us for a conversation on career paths and opportunities in international law. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in international and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Bolch Judicial Institute presents its third annual Mass Tort MDL Certificate. Established in 2019 by the late Duke Law Professor Francis McGovern, the Mass Tort MDL Certificate is designed to expand the field of attorneys who are capable of handling mass torts and multidistrict litigation. The course is designed for both new and experienced MDL practitioners, and the faculty include leading judges, practitioners, and professors in the field of complex litigation, affording participants a unique opportunity to gain practical insight from key players into the lifecycle and management of mass torts. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Mass Tort MDL Certificate from the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School. Registration is required. No academic credit is provided. The amount of CLE credit available is dependent on the jurisdiction. For more information, visit https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/mdl or contact Jessica Waddle at jessica.waddle@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Sponsored by Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project. For more information, please contact Lauren Maxey at lauren.maxey@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Akin Gump to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Akin Gump. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

  • Law School 3000

    Are you attending Duke Law School on F1 or J1 visa and intend to remain in the U.S. following the conclusion of your Optional Practical Training (OPT)? If so, please join a in-depth discussion on the process and requirements of securing permanent residence in the U.S. Students will learn about H1B work visa program, types of companies that generally hire H1Bs, employer requirements, next steps (i.e. Green Card) and many more. Co-sponsored by the Office of International Studies and the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Sponsored by Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project. For more information, please contact Lauren Maxey at lauren.maxey@law.duke.edu

Friday, November 19, 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Thursday, December 02, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law's seminar series, "Conversations on Innovation: New Thinking and New Approaches," seeks to shed light on innovation policy issues that are on the horizon. Today's program features Fiona Scott-Morton, Yale, and Carl Shapiro, U.C. Berkeley, moderated by Arti Rai, Faculty Co-Director of the Center. More to come. For additional information, please contact Balfour Smith at: bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Friday, March 04, 2022

  • Virtual

    Join us for the 8th Annual Whiskey in the Courtroom: Evolving Trends in Forensic Science. Forensic science experts and attorneys who have litigated cases involving complex scientific evidence will present on a range of topics designed to help attorneys understand the latest trends in forensic evidence, limitations to this evidence, and legal challenges that can be made. The program is open to criminal defense attorneys and investigators and is expected to offer 6.25 CLE hours. Sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice & Professional Responsibility and NC Office of Indigent Defense Services. RSVP and conference information will be posted January 2022. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    This is a mandatory information session for most LLM students who plan to sit for the New York bar exam. We will review parts of the NY Bar application including the LLM Certificate of Attendance form, the transcript request process, and the handwriting specimen requirement. Attendees are encouraged to review the LLM Certificate of Attendance in advance at http://www.nybarexam.org/Docs/LLMCertificateofAttendanceForm.pdf. Please note that students who are qualified to sit for the bar exam by the virtue of their home country law degree do not need to attend this session. Sponsored by Academic Affairs and the International Studies Office. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022

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*Events marked with an asterisk are intended for the entire Duke Law School community. No conflicting events will be scheduled.