Event Calendar

Sunday, December 11, 2016

  • Dec 11 Study Break: Coffee and Bagels 11:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Take a study break with coffee and bagels, served to you by the Office of Student Affairs! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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

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

  • Dec 13 Strategic Delegation? How Legislators Measure and Respond to Electoral Uncertainty 3:30 PMLaw School 4000

    This seminar with Mona Vakilifathi will look at whether legislators are more likely to delegate a new program to an independent agency in times of electoral uncertainty. Prior studies used observational data to answer this question but the authors acknowledge a lack of appropriate empirical measures for electoral uncertainty. This talk will look at how political elites measure electoral uncertainty and whether a change in electoral uncertainty affects bureaucratic insulation. By administering a survey with legislators and staff to confirm the indicators political elites use to assess electoral uncertainty and using a within-subject experiment to compare how legislators and legislative staff change their own preferences to authorize the implementation of a new, hypothetical program to an agency within the executive branch or an independent agency in times of electoral certainty and electoral uncertainty. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

  • Dec 14 Exam Study Break: Therapy Dogs 1:00 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying and come pet a dog! Certified therapy dogs from Duke Medicine's Pets at Duke program will be taking over the Blue Lounge for two hours for some much-needed dog therapy. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

  • Dec 15 Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing massage! Please sign up for a time slot in Student Affairs, Office 2007. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

  • Dec 17 Northern California: Private Screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 7:15 PMRedwood City, CA

    After the success of last year's private screening of A Force Awakens, the Duke Law Club of Northern California is excited to present a private screening of this year's new Star Wars movie, Rogue One during its opening weekend. Please feel free to bring your significant other, children, or other family members, or a friend/co-worker. Redwood Downtown 20 and XD 825 Middlefield Road Auditorium #5 Redwood City, CA 94063Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

  • Jan 5 San Francisco: Duke Law Alumni Reception at AALS Annual Meeting 5:00 PMNone

    At the meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) this January in San Francisco, we will be hosting a casual reception for Duke Law faculty, alumni, and friends. Specific Location: Urban Tavern, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. (This is one of the official AALS meeting hotels.) Beer, wine, and light appetizers will be served. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

  • Jan 8 Fourth Annual Transactional Law Competition 8:00 AMLaw School 4049

    This is the 4rd Annual Transactional Law Competition negotiation session and awards reception. Sponsored by the Transactional Law Competition Board. For more information, please contact Zach Siegler at zcs4@duke.edu.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

  • Jan 13 1Ls/2Ls: Guaranteed Summer Funding Through the Stanback Fellowship Program 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Want to secure $5,000 this summer while working in a rewarding legal internship reserved exclusively for Duke students? Then come learn about the Stanback Internships available for Summer 2017! Many of the internships provide experience in litigation, administrative law or legislative/government affairs work. The internships are with environmental organizations, but the skills developed readily transfer to many areas of practice. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 13 LLM Alumni Panel III: Practicing litigation and arbitration in the U.S as an LLM graduate-a conversation with David Hamilton and Colm McInerney 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join David Hamilton LLM'08, a senior litigation associate at Zeichner Ellman & Krause, and Colm McInerney LLM'07, a senior arbitration associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, for a wide-ranging conversation about practicing law in the U.S. as LLM-trained attorneys. They will share insights about their career path and day-to-day work and offer advice to LLM students interested in joining litigation-focused practices at U.S. law firms. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

  • Jan 17 Advanced Business Networking for International Lawyers: Understanding American Legal Culture 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    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, Director of Professional Development/Diversity & Inclusion, at Foley & Lardner, an international law firm, will conduct a 60-minute workshop which will also include tips on networking and building professional relationships to help your future career. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. For more information please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

  • Jan 18 Careers in International Law: Anti-Corruption Investigations at the World Bank: A Conversation with Robert Delonis 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    What does it mean to work at the World Bank? Please join Mr. Robert Delonis, a Senior Litigation Specialist in the Integrity Vice Presidency with over six years of experience at the Bank, will be joining us for a conversation about his time and work at the World Bank Group. Mr. Delonis investigates and pursues sanctions related to fraud and corruption in Bank-financed projects and will talk about his experience working in cross-border project finance, intergovernmental organizations, and anti-corruption investigations. He will also speak about his career path and the types of positions at the World Bank. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by CPDC and International Studies. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at Kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

  • Jan 19 A Conversation with Professor Ilya Somin 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Come join use for a conversation with Profess Ilya Somin. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu.

  • Jan 19 Transactional Skills Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join corporate healthcare lawyers from Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson for a practical 1-hour transactional skills session, covering practice points and best practices for junior lawyers. This session is designed for any students interested in gaining hands-on transactional experience. Health care law will be used as a case study, but there will be a wealth of general knowledge about corporate/transactional law as well. Co-sponsored by Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson and the Career & Professional Development Center. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

  • Jan 25 "Be The Match" Marrow Donor Drive 12:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    "Be The Match" is a National Marrow Donor Program helping the thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases in need of a bone marrow transplant. Come by the information table on the 3rd floor outside of the library to learn more. You can even provide a DNA swab that will put you in the Registry. For blood cancer patients, there is a cure. And the amazing thing is, it could be you! Sponsored by Professor Marilyn Forbes Phillips. For more information please contact Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 25 ESQ Primer 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Business Law Society for a lunch session to learn basic accounting and finance lingo, soft skills, and tips for networking your way to a successful 1L summer job search! Sponsored by BLS. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Jan 25 Navigating the Path to Patent Practice 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    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. With the help of practicing attorneys, 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-class students will also discuss their individual job searches, including participation in the Loyola Patent Fair, as well as their interviewing experiences. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and moderated by Jennifer Caplan. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • Feb 2 Black History Trivia Night 6:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    To kickoff Black History Month, the Black Law Students Association would like to invite you to Black History Trivia Night. Come share the evening learning cool facts about Black History, enjoying good food and music, and hanging out. Teams of up to five members. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information or to sign up, please email Ennis Coble at ennis.coble@duke.edu with your team name and members.

Friday, February 3, 2017

  • Feb 3 Duke Law Journal 8:30 AMTBD

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

  • Feb 3 ESQ 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

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

Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • Feb 4 ESQ 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Feb 15 Mergers & Acquisitions 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Business Law Society and a panel of professionals for a lunch session to learn the basics of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice area. Sponsored by BLS. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, February 17, 2017

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

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

  • Feb 17 2017 PILF Auction & Gala 6:30 PMWashington 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 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, Duke Basketball paraphernalia, dinners with professors, guitar lessons, and climbing trips. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Meaghan Newkirk at meaghan.cassin@lawnet.duke.edu.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • Mar 2 Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Ralf Michaels, Arthur Larson Professor of Law at Duke Law School, will deliver the Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Banning Burqas - A View from Postsecular Comparative Law." Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law and the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 3, 2017

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

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

Monday, March 6, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Mar 21 1L Blueprint for Success 5:00 PMOff-campus

    Duke Law CPDC will host the annual "1L Blueprint for Success" event at the Durham Convention Center. Students will have the opportunity to network with lawyers and recruiters from top law firm and government and public interest law offices across the country. For more information, please contact Erin Biggerstaff at erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

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

Friday, March 24, 2017

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

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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • Mar 29 2L Summer Success Series 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

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

  • Mar 29 Startups 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Business Law Society for a lunch session to learn about attorneys' roles in startup ventures. Sponsored by BLS. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

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

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

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 3, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  • Apr 5 Environmental 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Business Law Society and the Environmental Law Society to learn about how attorneys get involved in environmental law in the public and private sectors. Sponsored by BLS. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • Apr 6 2L Summer Success Series 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

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

  • Apr 6 Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference with Alumni Author John Inazu 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The 2017 National Library Week Alumni Author event features John D. Inazu (JD 2000), Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. In his second book, Confident Pluralism (2016), he presents a framework for an increasingly polarized and divided America to live together peaceably and to explore deep differences in good faith. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 7, 2017

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

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

  • Apr 7 2017 Reunion Weekend 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    On April 7-9, 2017, we will welcome back graduating classes ending in 2 or 7 and the Half-Century Club (any alum who graduated more than 50 years ago) for a full weekend of activities. See details at https://law.duke.edu/alumni/reunion/. Sponsored by Duke Law School. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

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

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

  • Apr 8 2017 Reunion Weekend 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    On April 7-9, 2017, we will welcome back graduating classes ending in 2 or 7 and the Half-Century Club (any alum who graduated more than 50 years ago) for a full weekend of activities. See details at https://law.duke.edu/alumni/reunion/. Sponsored by Duke Law School. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • May 18 CULP Colloquium 7:30 AMLaw School 4047

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

Friday, May 19, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017