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Thursday, December 12, 2019

  • Law School 3000

    This is the Bolch Judicial Intitute's second Judicial Administration/Judicial Process Roundtable. Like the first, held in December 2018, this event aims to bring together top scholars in the field to share works-in-progress on important questions of court design, procedure, and judicial decision-making. (By invitation only.) Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Intitute at Duke Law. For more information, visit our website or e-mail us at judicialstudies@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The ultimate stress reliever! Take a much needed break from your studies and come to the Blue Lounge for a relaxing chair massage. Please sign up for a time slot in the Student Affairs office, room 2007, starting on Monday, November 25th, 2019. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Kiesha Overton at kiesha.overton@duke.edu.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Man's best friend is a true stress reliever! Take advantage of some much-needed doggy therapy by stopping by the Blue Lounge to pet and hug some cool pet pals. Our pet pals will be in the lounge for two hours with their handlers. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Please contact Kiesha Overton at Kiesha.overton@duke.edu with any questions.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    The ultimate stress reliever! Take a much needed break from your studies and come to the Blue Lounge for a relaxing chair massage. Please sign up for a time slot in the Student Affairs office, room 2007, starting on Monday, November 25th, 2019. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Kiesha Overton at kiesha.overton@duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

  • Law School 4047

    All participants of the Duke Law Intramural Transactional Law Competition are invited to join members of the Transactional Law Society Executive Board for a training session on term sheets, negotiations, and contract markups. This is required for any participant that is not registered for the Counselor and the Client wintersession. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Transactional Law Society. For more information please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Transactional Law Competition allows Duke Law student teams to compete against one another in the only hands-on transactional practice competition offered for 1Ls. The students participate in a mock contract mark-up and negotiation in two-person teams, each representing their client in fictional deal concerning venture capital funding. The event includes a full-day competition followed by a networking gathering where winners are announced. The Transactional Law Competition is sponsored by the Transactional Law Society. Please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu or Chelsea Carlson at chelsea.carlson@duke.edu with any questions or for more information.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    This is a meeting of the Duke Law Journal to hold elections for Volume 70's Executive Committee. This event is sponsored by the Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact the Managing Editor, Mark Rothrock, at mark.rothrock@duke.edu.

Monday, January 13, 2020

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4047

    Panel discussion of Alexandra Natapoff's new book, Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal. The book describes the powerful influence that misdemeanors exert over the entire U.S. criminal system. It was selected by Publishers Weekly as a Best Book of 2018. Natapoff is a professor at UCI Law School and has previously served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Baltimore, Maryland. Brandon Garrett (Duke Law) will moderate. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Science and Justice, Criminal Law Society, and Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information, please contact Juliet Park at juliet.park@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Business Law Society for a lunch panel with attorneys from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. A Wall Street institution, Simpson Thacher houses elite teams in M&A, banking, capital markets, private equity, and litigation. With more than 900 lawyers across 10 global offices, Simpson Thacher has long held its spot among the most elite law firms in the world. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. Please contact Mike Chen at michael.l.chen@duke.edu for more information.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4172

    Audition for Duke Law's annual musical-comedy, Tricky Dick! This year's show promises another hilarious cast of characters, irreverent sketches, dancing, singing, and cameos from your favorite Duke Law professors. No prior stage experience necessary! Time commitment is flexible. Auditions are simple and only take 5 minutes. Acting auditions require no prior preparation and we will provide you with material to read. If you choose to do a singing audition, please prepare a verse and chorus of any song to sing a cappella. Auditions are drop-in, first come first served. Round 1 is January 14 and Round 2 is January 21; both rounds will receive equal consideration for all roles. Questions? Contact Brad Schupack (bjs78@duke.edu) or Andrew Hayes (arh86@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3037

    Ratna Kapur will discuss her new book, "Gender, Alterity, and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl"; tracking the possibility of freedom in the aftermath of the critique of human rights. Kapur interrogates human rights as a project of freedom through a critical evaluation and analysis of scholarship and advocacy on LGBT rights, campaigns against violence against women, and gender equality interventions. Kapur illustrates how human rights emerge as a governance and regulatory endeavor, and how more rights for women, sexual and religious minorities have not necessarily produced more freedom for these constituencies. She provocatively argues in favor of exploring non-liberal approaches to freedom and the futurity of human rights within such a pursuit. Sponsored by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. The event is free and open to all; lunch provided. For information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

  • Law School 4000

    Please join If/When/How in this lunch time discussion with Sherry Honeycutt Everett, Legal and Policy Director for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She will discuss her work, how domestic violence law is relevant across many fields, opportunities for students to get involved, and more! This event is sponsored by If/When/How. For more information, please contact Adrienne Jackson at alj51@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Come learn about diversity, inclusion & pro bono in BigLaw. This program will also feature information on two of Akin Gump's programs for first-year law students: the Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program and the Pro Bono Scholars Program. The Strauss Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program is a two-summer program in which students spend their 1L summer at the firm for six weeks working on legal matters and engaging in diversity & inclusion efforts followed by a secondment-style assignment with a firm client for four weeks. The Pro Bono Scholars Program is a two-summer program in which students work at a public interest organization for at least seven weeks and four weeks at the firm, focusing on pro bono assignments. During their second summer, scholars of both programs join the summer associate program. These programs are offered in Akin Gump's Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York or Washington, D.C. offices. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • Law School 4045

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

Friday, January 17, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for the 10th Annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium, featuring panelists from across the sports and entertainment industries. Sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Zack Flagel at zachary.flagel@lawnet.duke.edu or Kaitlin Ray at kaitlin.m.ray@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/7 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvy19xld2qFpBUF

Monday, January 20, 2020

  • Law School 4047

    Students will receive training on the laws for completion of the required IRS exams to volunteer in the VITA program. Prior to the training, all volunteers must take about 90 minutes to set-up their volunteer account, complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct (VSC) training, complete the 10 question VSC quiz and complete the Intake/Interview and Quality Review training. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. to those who RSVP by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15. Sponsored by the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office and the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Please join the Bolch Judicial Institute as Director David F. Levi interviews retired Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

    Audition for Duke Law's annual musical-comedy, Tricky Dick! This year's show promises another hilarious cast of characters, irreverent sketches, dancing, singing, and cameos from your favorite Duke Law professors. No prior stage experience necessary! Time commitment is flexible. Auditions are simple and only take 5 minutes. Acting auditions require no prior preparation and we will provide you with material to read. If you choose to do a singing audition, please prepare a verse and chorus of any song to sing a cappella. Auditions are drop-in, first come first served. Round 1 is January 14 and Round 2 is January 21; both rounds will receive equal consideration for all roles. Questions? Contact Brad Schupack (bjs78@duke.edu) or Andrew Hayes (arh86@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3037

    Whether you plan to work in the United States or return home, understanding some of the customs of U.S. business practice and why U.S. business people and lawyers behave as they do will help you strengthen your relationships and ensure that cultural differences do not hamper your professional and personal success. Sharon Abrahams, National Director of Professional Development at Foley & Lardner, an international law firm, will conduct a 90-minute workshop which will also include tips on networking and building professional relationships to help your future career. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join Duke graduate Judge Rodolfo Ruiz (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida) for a discussion about his career. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Mark A. Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, will deliver the 2020 David L. Lange Lecture on Intellectual Property. Bag lunches will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Frances Curran at frances.curran@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

  • New York N.Y.

    The event will be held at Davis Polk. Address: 50 Lexington Avenue (between E. 44th & 45th Streets), New York, NY. Over ten years removed from the Global Financial Crisis, major reforms, such as the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, have been fully implemented by U.S. banks. However, a new set of challenges now confront in-house counsel at large financial institutions. Trade tensions have slowed global growth, new financial technologies continue to be rolled out, and select elements of the post-crisis regulatory framework are being rolled back. Gain valuable insight into these challenges and more, with a focus on the in-house counsel's perspective. Featuring:
    -Lawrence G. Baxter, Global Financial Markets Center Faculty Director, Stacey Friedman, J.D.'97, Executive VP and General Counsel for JPMorgan Chase & Co., Gary G. Lynch J.D.'75, Former General Counsel for Morgan Stanley and, Robert J. Johnson, Jr., Executive VP and General Counsel, BB&T.
    Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3037

    Join us to hear Professor Ilan Wurman of Arizona State University College of Law and author of "A Debt Against the Living: An Introduction to Originalism" as he discusses Originalism and his new book. Duke Law Professor Stephen Sachs will provide remarks following Professor Wurman's presentation. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For questions, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    All 2Ls who are considering applying to clerkships should plan on attending this event. We will go over how to register in OSCAR on February 5 and provide a timeline for other steps you should take to finalize clerkship applications this semester. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Friday, January 24, 2020

  • Law School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/7 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvy19xld2qFpBUF

Monday, January 27, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us to hear Katharina Pistor discuss her new book, The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality. The book is a major intervention about the nature of modern capitalism. Pistor argues for the central role of the law in shaping the distribution of wealth and makes a compelling case that it is law that creates capital itself. Katharina Pistor is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and director of the Law School's Center on Global Legal Transformation. Her work spans comparative law and corporate governance, law and finance, and law and development. She is the co-recipient of the Max Planck Research Award (2012) and a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for a discussion on human rights and business with Dr. Surya Deva, professor at City University of Hong Kong and a member, U.N. Working Group on Business and Human Rights. More information to come. This event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School, Goodson Library, Riddick Rare Book Room

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join Dr. Surya Deva, City University of Hong Kong School of Law and Member of the U.N. Working Group on Business and Human Rights, in the Goodson Law Library's Riddick Rare Book Room, for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity for Duke Law students to interact in an informal small-group setting with our speaker. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Space is limited - please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu. Please note that the Rare Book Room is kept colder than normal, and that food and drinks are not permitted.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

  • Law School 3037

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Numbers will be coming to speak. The topic of the event will be announced closer to the time of the event. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join us as we talk to two experts on Nationwide Injunctions - Prof. Sam Bray and Prof. Mila Sohoni - and discuss the history of those injunctions and how that history should shape our acceptance of the remedy today. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Business Law Society for a lunch panel with attorneys from Latham & Watkins. Latham is a single, integrated partnership focused on providing the most collaborative approach to client service. Latham has over 2,700 lawyers spanning over 14 countries and across over 60 international practice groups and industry teams. Latham is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges anywhere in the world. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. Please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu for more information.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

  • Law School 3037

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

Friday, January 31, 2020

  • Law School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/7 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvy19xld2qFpBUF

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    ESQ is a professional networking symposium held by the Business Law Society, in conjunction with the Career & Professional Development Center and the Alumni & Development Office. The event gives all Duke Law students an opportunity to meet alumni, attorneys, and accomplished practitioners in a range of businesses, entrepreneurial ventures, and practice areas including corporate law. For more information, please contact a BLS rep at businesslawsociety@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

  • JB Duke Hotel

    ESQ is a professional networking symposium held by the Business Law Society, in conjunction with the Career & Professional Development Center and the Alumni & Development Office. The event gives all Duke Law students an opportunity to meet alumni, attorneys, and accomplished practitioners in a range of businesses, entrepreneurial ventures, and practice areas including corporate law. For more information, please contact a BLS rep at businesslawsociety@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 03, 2020

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

  • Law School 4047

    Filing for Optional Practical Training (OPT) is necessary in order for graduating LL.M. and J.D. students in F-1 visa status to obtain work authorization in the United States if they are not currently a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident. Maxine Sanders, from Duke's Visa Services Office, will be at the Law School to present information on the OPT process, as well as offer an opportunity to ask questions. Sponsored by the International Studies Office. For more information, contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Leonard Leo, Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society, will be speaking on the appointment and confirmation process for Article III judges. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join members of the International Law & Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) for a wide-ranging discussion of the current trends in transnational legal practice. Our guests will share their experiences in a wide spectrum of areas, including anti-corruption, cross-border M&A, international trade, and other areas. Panelists will also share insights and offer advice to students interested in working in the international space in North Carolina and the United States. Sponsored by Office of International Studies and the Career and Professional Development Center. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 06, 2020

  • Law School 3037

    Looking for housing in New York City after graduation? Join the Business Law Society and Cooper & Cooper, a premier residential real estate brokerage firm based in Manhattan, to learn more about the NYC apartment hunting process! Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu.

Friday, February 07, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. For more information please contact Natalie Pita at natalie.pita@duke.edu or Sean Cheatle at sean.cheatle@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Join the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) for a networking luncheon with local Jewish attorneys. Lunch will be catered, and it will be a great opportunity to socialize in an informal setting. For more information, please contact Zack Flagel at zachary.flagel@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This session is an extension of the Financial Markets Bootcamp and will be dedicated to exploring the practice of finance within Big Law. This session will be taught by attorneys from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Students do not need to attend the previous financial markets bootcamp sessions to gain value from "Finance in Big Law." Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6EBSPih3jYmWQQt

Saturday, February 08, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    The Duke Law Women Law Students Association (WLSA) is planning an Open House for young women who are considering - or have ANY interest in - legal careers. Potential events include a mock class, a tour of the law school, and lunch with current students. We are also planning presentations on the LSAT, the application process, and financial aid and a panel on different career opportunities available to people with J.D.s. The goal of the Open House is to increase access to the law school and help young women explore the question: "Could law school be right for me?"

    The Open House will take place at Duke Law School in Durham and will run from the morning through lunch time. Finalized schedule and registration information TBA; interested students should sign up here: https://forms.gle/K5aLTk47mHqUctbbA. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association and the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. For more information, please contact Christine Mullen at christine.mullen@duke.edu.

Monday, February 10, 2020

  • Law School 4055

    Please join us for a lunch panel with attorneys from McGuire Woods. McGuire Woods is a full-service firm providing legal and public affairs solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 200 years collectively. This firm spotlight will provide a unique opportunity to speak with attorney's about their respective practices and experiences at McGuire Woods. Sponsored by Business Law Society and McGuire Woods. For more information, please contact Adrienne Jackson at alj51@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Hear Brandon Winford discuss his new book, John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights. Wheeler was one of the civil rights movement's most influential leaders. In articulating a bold vision of regional prosperity grounded in full citizenship and economic power for African Americans, this banker, lawyer, and visionary played a leading role in the fight for racial and economic equality throughout North Carolina. Wheeler began his career as a teller at Mechanics and Farmers Bank and rose to become bank president. In 1961, President Kennedy appointed Wheeler to the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, a position in which he championed equal rights for African Americans. Mr. Winford is assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee. He's a historian of the 19th and 20th century U.S. and African American history. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Email reiners@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • Law School 4042

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

  • Law School 3037

    Professor Nadine Strossen, former President of the ACLU from 1991 to 2008, will address current free speech-related issues, specifically social media content moderation policies. Additional panelists and co-sponsors to be announced at a later date. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Please contact Michael Wajda at michael.wajda@lawnet.duke.edu for more information.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by the Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Chelsea Kapes at cnk16@duke.edu.

  • Washington Duke Inn

    The PILF Auction & Gala is an annual cocktail party fundraiser that draws high levels of participation among students, faculty, staff and alumni. By donating and bidding on a wide range of both silent and live auction items, the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. The items at the auction will be donations solicited by PILF throughout the year from law firms, local businesses, faculty, students, and alumni. Popular items have included a law school parking lot pass, vacation time shares, dinners with professors, and more. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell boswell@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us as we hear from Sarah Quinn, author of the new book: "American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation." Dr. Quinn will discuss how since the Westward expansion, the U.S. government has used financial markets to manage America's complex social divides, and politicians and officials across the political spectrum have turned to land sales, home ownership, and credit to provide economic opportunity without the appearance of market intervention or direct wealth redistribution. Sarah L. Quinn is associate professor of sociology at the University of Washington. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

  • Law School 3043

    This conversation will introduce the main features of the China-Africa relationship to the Duke community. The speakers will discuss the following topics: 1. Diplomacy & International Relations: The way China proceeds to strengthen its relations with African countries and influence the African educational system. 2. Business & Economy: This part will focus on the Chinese investments in Africa and the targeted projects. 3. Law & Disputes: The panel will address the issue of corruption and will question the benefits and the efficiency of the disputes involving China against Africa. Lunch will be served. Coordinated by Karim M'ziani. Sponsored by the Duke Africa Initiative (AI), the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the Duke Bar Association (DBA), the International Law Society (ILS), and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA). For more information, please contact Karim M'ziani at karim.mziani@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Students in the Public Interest and Public Service Certificate program and their faculty and peer mentors are cordially invited to a certificate program kick-off dinner. The event is invitation only and an RSVP is requested. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 21, 2020

  • Law School 4047

    Join Duke Law graduates ('92) Judge Todd Hughes (Fed. Cir.) and Judge Don Willett (5th Cir.) for a discussion about their careers . Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Interscholastic Transactional Law Competition allows law school teams from all over the country to compete against one another. The students participate in a mock contract mark-up and negotiation in two-person teams, each representing their client in fictional deal concerning venture capital funding. The event includes a full-day competition followed by a networking gathering where winners are announced. The Interscholastic Transactional Law Competition is sponsored by the Transactional Law Society. Please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu or Chelsea Carlson at chelsea.carlson@duke.edu with any questions or for more information.

Monday, February 24, 2020

  • Law School 3043

    The Dean's Cup judges will share their perspectives on topics such as the benefits of clerking, what they look for in applications, and how they work with their clerks. They will also answer questions. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career Center. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law 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. The Honorable Patricia Millet, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, The Honorable Amy St. Eve, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and The Honorable Johnnie Rawlinson, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, will preside. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more info, please contact Deans Cup Coordinators at deanscup@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • Law School 3037

    Concerned about managing your finances as a summer associate or at your first job? Wondering about how much you should contribute to your 401K, while paying off student loans? Please join us for a presentation with Adams Chetwood Management Group, who will provide guidance on the nuances of managing your money as a law student and a new lawyer! Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Adrienne Jackson at alj51@duke.edu.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Monday, March 02, 2020

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

  • Law School 3043

    Dr. Ashley Nellis, Senior Research Analyst at the Sentencing Project, will discuss her new book, The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences, co-authored with Marc Mauer, Executive Director of the Sentencing Project. They describe their data concerning the growth of the "lifer" population in the U.S., and why we should question this trend as a matter of law and policy. The "lifer" population has continued to grow amidst historically low crime rates and reductions in the overall prison population. Many other countries that experienced a similar crime drop did not rely on harsher punishments during this period. This event is sponsored by the Criminal Law Society and the Center for Science and Justice at Duke. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 05, 2020

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    1Ls are invited to stop by for casual lunch and conversation with current Duke Law 3Ls who will be incoming associates at Weil next fall. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Friday, March 06, 2020

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    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 the International Studies Office. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu for more information

  • Law School 3043

    Sponsored by Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Off-campus

    Duke Law CPDC will host the annual "1L Blueprint for Success" event at the Durham Convention Center. Students can build their networking skills and establish meaningful connections with key employers from around the country. All 1Ls planning to participate in Fall OCI Segment I in July 2020 are required to attend. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Erin Biggerstaff at erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    One day prelaw conference for undergraduates which seeks to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for law school. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives, in conjunction with the North Carolina Bar Association Minorities in the Profession Committee. For more information, please contact Ebony Bryant at bryant@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Douglas Laycock, the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law Emeritus at the University of Texas, will deliver the 2020 Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture. Professor Laycock is perhaps the nation's leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies. He has taught and written about these topics for more than four decades at the University of Chicago, the University of Texas, the University of Michigan and now Virginia. He has testified frequently before Congress and has argued many cases in the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, where he has served as lead counsel in six cases and has also filed influential amicus briefs. He is the author (co-author in the most recent edition) of the leading casebook Modern American Remedies, the award-winning monograph The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule, and many articles in leading law reviews. He co-edited a collection of essays, Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Rachel Ferebee at Rachel.ferebee@law.duke.edu.

  • Durham, N.C.

    Tricky Dick X: The Revival is the tenth installment of Duke Law's annual variety show. Come enjoy this hilariously irreverent take on the origin of the show and recent history of Duke Law, featuring professors and a whole host of Duke Law's most talented students! The production will take place in the PSI Theatre of the Durham Arts Council Hall located at 120 Morris St. Durham, NC 27701. Tickets are available for pre-sale purchase at lunch for $20 and will be sold for $30 at the door--cash only. For more information, please contact Andrew Hayes @ arh86@duke.edu, or Bradley Schupack at Bradley.schupack@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4047

    Traditionally conceived as a social service adjunct to public systems to address the needs of victims, restorative justice has increasingly been codified into state law and operationalized into multiple stages of formal legal processes, from pre-charge diversion to post-sentencing. In this talk, Professor Thalia González (Occidental, Georgetown Law) will argue the legal internalization of restorative justice has heightened the need for judges, attorneys, and advocates to not only understand it theoretically, but also pragmatically, as they must now make decisions regarding the use of and access to restorative justice at different stages of legal processes. Drawing on an original 50-state dataset of state statutes, court rules and regulations, she will discuss key empirical findings, implications, trends, and limitations of restorative justice laws in juvenile and criminal justice systems. She will also highlight critical ethical and constitutional considerations. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Juliet Park at juliet.park@duke.edu.

Friday, April 03, 2020

Monday, April 06, 2020

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Monday, April 13, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Alumni & Development Office will be hosting the spring alumni leadership weekend for members of the Board of Visitors and Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu for additional information.

Friday, April 17, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Alumni & Development Office will be hosting the spring alumni leadership weekend for members of the Board of Visitors and Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu for additional information.

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Alumni & Development Office will be hosting Duke Law Reunion Weekend. Alumni who graduated from classes ended in 0s and 5s and the Half Century Club will be invited back for a weekend of activities. Please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu for additional information.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Alumni & Development Office will be hosting Duke Law Reunion Weekend. Alumni who graduated from classes ended in 0s and 5s and the Half Century Club will be invited back for a weekend of activities. Please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu for additional information.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Alumni & Development Office will be hosting Duke Law Reunion Weekend. Alumni who graduated from classes ended in 0s and 5s and the Half Century Club will be invited back for a weekend of activities. Please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu for additional information.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Friday, June 05, 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Washington Duke Inn

    Segment I of Fall 2019 On-Campus Interviews will take place Monday, July 27 through Thursday, July 30. All interviews will be held at the Washington Duke Inn. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 24, 2020