Event Calendar

Monday, February 27, 2017

  • Feb 27 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

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

  • Feb 27 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

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

  • Feb 27 Women in Transactional Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Duke WLSA is having a panel of women attorneys who work in transactional law to discuss their careers and the challenges they have faced as women in a male dominated legal field. Attorneys from Simpson Thacher, Hogan Lovells, King & Spalding and Cadwalader will be in attendance. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Jessica Perlman at jessica.perlman@duke.edu.

  • Feb 27 Human Rights Documentary: American Dreamers 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    All are welcome to join a special showing of American DREAMers. This 2016 documentary follows the brave journey of six undocumented students who travel 3,000 miles across America organizing for immigrant rights. See the trailer here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cglDRcgk3hE Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Gabrielle Skillings at gabrielle.skillings@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 27 Ag-Gag Legislation: The First Amendment and Animal Agriculture 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Ag-Gag legislation conceals abuse in animal agriculture by criminalizing whistleblowers who go undercover in factory farms to record footage of the atrocities taking place. These laws act as a barrier, preventing the public from learning the truth about what is happening in this industry. A number of states, including North Carolina, have effectuated these laws. Panelists will be Professor Jedediah Purdy, Professor Alan Chen (University of Denver Sturm College of Law), and Erica Geppi, North Carolina state director for the Humane Society of the United States. Please join Duke's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund for a panel discussion on this important and timely legal issue. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by DBA and Duke's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter. For more information, please contact Leigh Markowitz at leigh.markowitz@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Feb 28 CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 28 Unfinished Business: Banking in the Shadows 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Eight years have passed since the "Great Financial Crisis." The efforts of legislators and regulators have significantly helped protect the safety and soundness of our large banks. Yet the system remains vulnerable. Highly leveraged and interconnected financial firms continue to rely on panic-prone funding structures, posing a clear risk of contagious "runs." Today, it is not the heavily regulated commercial banks that are the main source of concern. Rather, it is the lightly regulated non-bank financial institutions that are deeply reliant on uninsured short-term debt that pose significant risk. Please join us as we hear from the Volcker Alliance's Michael Bradfield, Gaurav Vasisht, and former UNC President, Tom Ross, who will discuss the Alliance's recent report (http://www.volckeralliance.org/publications/unfinished-business-banking-...) that identifies areas of vulnerability, and options to enhance the stability of the financial system. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 28 Climate Negotiations After the Paris Agreement: Sustaining the Momentum? 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Jennifer Haverkamp, former U.S. Ambassador and Special Representative for Environment and Water Resources at the State Department, will discuss how key steps since Paris are reshaping global environmental governance, including last year's negotiations in Marrakech, as well as new accords under the International Civil Aviation Organization and the Montreal Protocol. Duke students will discuss their experiences as university delegates in Paris and Marrakech, as well as the opportunity to participate in Duke's next U.N. Climate Change Negotiations Practicum team in Fall 2017. Sponsored by: Duke to the UNFCCC Bass Connections Course and the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum. For more information please contact Jeremy Iloulian at jeremy.iloulian@duke.edu.

  • Feb 28 Careers in International Environmental Law: Coffee & Conversation with Jennifer Haverkamp 4:00 PMLaw School 4040

    Please join Jennifer Haverkamp, formerly US Ambassador and Special Representative for Environment and Water Resources, and nominated to be Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) in the U.S. Department of State in the Obama Administration. Previously, she was the director of the International Climate Program at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Assistant US Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources, a special assistant at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an attorney at the US Department of Justice, and taught at George Washington University Law School and at John Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Ambassador Haverkamp will discuss her work and offer advice to students interested in public sector and public interest careers in international law and environmental law. Coffee & cookies will be provided. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program. Space is limited. RSVP to Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 28 Screening of Democracy for Sale 5:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Come watch Democracy for Sale with the Duke Law Dems! From the film website: "North Carolina - perhaps more than any other state in the Union - has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of "The Hangover" movies, travels back to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy." Sponsored by Duke Law Democrats. For more information please contact Cecily.larison@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • Mar 1 Judge Gorsuch and the Supreme Court: What's Next? 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the American Constitution Society for a panel discussion of the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. What would this mean for Supreme Court jurisprudence? Could the outcomes of certain cases in the near future be changed by a Justice Gorsuch? How should progressives react to this nomination? These questions and more will be answered. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Spencer Hughes at spencer.hughes@duke.edu.

  • Mar 1 CANCELED: Defining Corruption: The Lawyers Who Tried and Argued the Supreme Court Case of McDonnell v. United States 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Program in Public Law welcomes Henry W. Asbill and Noel J. Francisco, partners at Jones Day, for a lunch discussion moderated by Samuel Buell. Additional details to follow. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 1 Securities and White Collar Litigation 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Business Law Society invites you to learn from leading practitioners about the role attorneys play in Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense, one of the most exciting and challenging litigation fields available to lawyers today. Partners John Hardiman (Sullivan & Cromwell NY), Michael Kelly (Hogan Lovells DC), and John Latham (Alston and Bird ATL) will explore recent large scale criminal and civil actions brought by state and federal governmental entities against corporate clients highlighting the advisory and legal roles attorneys play. Both panelists will discuss the transition from the public to private sector, the unique regulatory enforcement relationship involved in this field, and the high stakes nature of these "bet the company" cases. The panel will be moderated by former federal prosecutor and Covington & Burling (DC) associate, Professor Sam Buell. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by BLS. For more information please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 1 The Zika Virus and Reproductive Heath Rights 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    As a parallel event with the Second Annual Global Health Film Festival scheduled for February 27 through March 4, Debora Diniz, law professor at the University of Brasilia and co-founder of Anis: Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender, will discuss the Zika virus and its impact on reproductive rights for women in Brazil based on her work before the Brazilian Supreme Court on cases involving abortion, marriage equality, and stem cell research. Diniz is also vice-chair on the board of the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC), an advisory committee member of Global Doctors for Choice, and co-editor of the Developing World Bioethics journal. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Center for International and Comparative Law, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, International Law Society, the Duke Global Health Film Festival and the Human Rights Law Society. Lunch will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

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." When France banned Islamic face veils in 2010, many considered this a French eccentricity. Now more and more countries are enacting or at least considering similar legislation. Taking the perspective of post secular comparative law, the lecture looks at the ways in which Western legal systems understand and construct religious law and their own relation to it. 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, contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 2 Policing and the Constitution with Barry Friedman 5:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join Barry Friedman, author of the upcoming book "Unwarranted: Policing without Permission," as he discusses policing and the Constitution. Sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Center on Law, Race, and Politics. For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@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.

  • Mar 3 Duke Law Wellness: Duke Chapel Tour and Tower Climb 2:00 PMSee description

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

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

  • Mar 6 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

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

  • 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. Prof. Scott's lecture, "Adjudicating Status in a Time of Slavery: Luisa Coleta and the Capuchin Friar (Havana, 1817)," will ask to what extent the exercise of authority under slavery was constrained by law. Was the Caribbean war refugee named Coleta a slave, or was she a free woman? When a Capuchin friar prepared to administer the last rites at Coleta's deathbed in Havana in 1817, she refused absolution, instead obliging the friar on pain of conscience to transcribe her final confession and submit her words to a judge in order to initiate a suit for freedom for her children. The record thus created reveals the deep indeterminacy of status, the entanglement of the law of property with the law of persons, and the limits of legal process in a slave society. 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.

  • Mar 6 Washington, D.C. Duke Law Admitted Students & Alumni Reception 6:00 PMWashington D.C.

    Please join Dean David F. Levi and fellow Duke Law admitted students and alumni at this special event. This gathering is an opportunity to network with current and future students, alumni, and key members of the Duke Law community. We hope you will join us for an evening celebrating Duke Law School. Location: Crowell & Moring LLP, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20004. Hosted by the Law Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

  • Mar 7 PILF Merchandise Sale 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come check out the Duke Law merchandise! We have restocked on sizes and even have some new rain jackets. We will also have our usual items including polos, hats, t-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, water bottles, and more! Payment by credit or debit only; all proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please email Lauren Meegan at lauren.meegan@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • 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.

  • Mar 7 The Emperor and the Constitution: Japan's Imperial Succession Question 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Foreign constitutions hold just as many, if not more, legal complexities as ours. In August of 2016, Emperor Akihito's wish to abdicate the throne has triggered a fascinating debate about a previously obscure area of Japanese constitutional law: the rules of imperial succession. In doing so he has also brought attention to the ongoing viability of the shrinking imperial family and its long term viability as a constitutional institution. Professors Colin Jones (Doshisha University) and Carl Goodman (Georgetown University) will discuss the historical and constitutional factors that make the seemingly simple desire of an aging emperor to retire a surprisingly complex issue. Sponsored by the International Law Society and the Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute. For more information, please contact Suzie Jing at shichu.jing@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 7 LLM Alumni Panel IV: Tips on Preparing for the Bar Exam 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Join LLM alumni who successfully took and 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! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 7 Lunch with LTG Darpino 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

    The Center for Law, Ethics and National Security will host LTG Flora Darpino, the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army. Sponsored by LENS. Students interested in attending should contact Professor Dunlap at dunlap@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 7 Student Scholarship Workshop Series 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    The Student Scholarship Workshop Series dates and presenters have been scheduled. On Tuesday, March 7 our presenter will be Brian Underwood. Future dates will be March 28 and April 4. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, contact Marin Levy at levy@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 7 Women on The Bench 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Sponsored by WLSA and the Career & Professional Development Center. This event is a lunch roundtable in conjunction with the North Carolina Court of Appeals Oral Arguments. Students will meet with 3-5 North Carolina judges to discuss career paths, oral advocacy and clerkship positions. For more information contact Ann Wood at ann.wood@lawnet.duke.edu

  • Mar 7 New York City Duke Law Alumni & Admitted Students Reception 6:00 PMNew York, NY

    Please join Dean David F. Levi and fellow Duke Law admitted students and alumni at this special event. This gathering is an opportunity to visit with current and future students, alumni, and key members of the Duke Law community. We hope you will join us for an evening celebrating Duke Law School. Location: Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Worldwide Plaza, 825 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Hosted by the Law Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • Mar 8 Charlotte, NC: Countdown to Reunion Alumni Lunch Gathering 12:00 PMCharlotte, NC

    Join fellow Duke Law alumni celebrating a reunion this year (graduating classes ending in 2 and 7 and the Half Century Club, any alum who graduated more than 50 years ago) for a special lunch event. Share memories and begin the countdown to Reunion Weekend 2017. 5Church Charlotte, 127 N Tryon Street, Suite 8, corner of 5th & Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. Please contact Caitlin Shaw, caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu, with quesitons and for additional information.

  • Mar 8 1L: Introduction to Oral Advocacy 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    This session will provide an introduction to oral advocacy and the Hardt Cup Tournament for 1L students. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Savannah Best at Savannah.best@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 8 Treaty Withdrawal & International Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Under what conditions can the United States withdraw from international treaties? Not too long ago President Trump signed an executive order to withdraw from the Transpacific Partnership. He has also threatened to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and has promised to renegotiate NAFTA. Can he do that? This panel, featuring the nation's leading experts, will discuss the constraints that international law and domestic law impose on the President's ability to withdraw the United States from international agreements. The focus will be on potential withdrawals from agreements to which the United States is a party, such as NAFTA, the Iran nuclear agreement, and the Paris agreement on climate change, but the panel will also discuss recent treaty exit issues considered by other countries, such as Brexit. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the Center on Law, Race, and Politics. For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 8 Careers in Health Law Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Come listen to panelists speak about their careers in Health Law. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, contact Brian Barnes at brian.barnes@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 8 Capital Markets & The Role of the Attorney 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

  • Mar 9 The Trump Administration and the Paris Climate Agreement: A Debate 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    President Trump wants to withdraw funding from the UN and use it to "fix America's water and environmental infrastructure." Join the Environmental Law Society for a debate-style event to discuss these policies, the future of the Paris Agreement, and more broadly, the efficacy of regulation at different levels of government (local, state, federal, international). Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Zachary Hennessee at zjh4@duke.edu.

  • Mar 9 Feigning "Draining the Swamp": Ethics, Blurred Lines, and Conflicts of Interests in the Trump Administration 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    In 2016, President Trump campaigned to "drain the swamp" of Washington, DC. The new presidential administration, however, has drawn criticism from government ethics professionals over conflicts of interest issues and even an obscure constitutional provision, the Emoluments Clause. Please join the American Constitution Society in hosting Jennifer Ahearn '04, policy counsel at the Citizens for Responsibility for Ethics in Washington (CREW) in discussing these issues and more. Lunch to be provided. Sponsored by ACS. Contact Zach Newkirk at zachary.newkirk@duke.edu for any questions.

  • Mar 9 Careers in International Law: The Future of International Trade in the Age of Trump 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Thomas Graham, the Chairman of the Appellate Body Secretariat, commonly referred to as the "Supreme Court of International Trade" for a wide-ranging conversation about the role of the Appellate Body in shaping international trade practices and the future of WTO and international trade more generally. Mr. Graham, a founding member of the international trade practice at Skadden Arps and former head of international trade practicing at King & Spalding, will also offer advice to students interested in pursuing careers in international trade at private law firms, as well as in the U.S. government, and international organizations. Sponsored by the JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 9 1L: Introduction to Oral Advocacy 4:00 PMLaw School 3041

    This session will provide an introduction to oral advocacy and the Hardt Cup Tournament for 1L students. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Savannah Best at Savannah.best@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, March 10, 2017

  • Mar 10 Careers in International Law: Coffee and Conversation with Thomas Graham, Chairman of the Appellate Body, World Trade Organization 4:00 PMLaw School 3171

    Please join Thomas Graham, Chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization. Mr. Graham is the former head of the international trade practice at King & Spalding, and he was the founder of the international trade practice at Skadden, Arps. Mr. Graham is the founding chairman of the American Society of International Law's Committee on International Economic Law, and he served as chair of the American Bar Association's Subcommittee on Exports. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Graham served as Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Early in his career, he was a Legal Officer of the United Nations, in Geneva, and a visiting professor of law and staff member of Ford Motor Company, in Caracas, Venezuela. Mr. Graham will discuss his work and offer advice to students interested in careers in international trade. Sponsored by the JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 10 Washington D.C. International Alumni-Students Reception 6:00 PMWashington D.C.

    You are warmly invited to a reception for Duke Law's international program graduates in the Washington D.C. area and current LL.M. students. Location: Baker Botts LLP, The Warner, Atrium, 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #120, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20004. Hosted by the International Office. For additional information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  • Mar 15 Northern CA: Spring Happy Hour 9:00 PMNew York N.Y.

    Join the Duke Law Club of Northern CA for our Spring Happy Hour. While all members of the Duke Law Club of Northern CA are encouraged to attend, the evening will especially celebrate admitted students, current students, and alumni celebrating a reunion year (graduating classes ending in 2 or 7 and any alum who graduated more than 50 years ago). 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Mandarin Roots, 3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 20, 2017

  • Mar 20 Information Session Regarding LLM Certificate of Attendance 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The NY State Board of Law Examiners requires that every graduating LLM student planning to sit for the New York Bar fill out the LLM Certificate of Attendance Form. We will hold a mandatory Information Session for LLM students planning to sit for the bar exam to show you how to fill out the form correctly and answer your questions. 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. Please make sure to bring a printed copy of your class schedule for the fall and spring semesters and a printed copy of the form, which can be download at http://www.nybarexam.org/Docs/LLMCertificateofAttendanceForm.pdf. We encourage you to review the form ahead of time. Please bring your own lunch. Sponsored by Academic Affairs. For more information, please contact Dean Barnes at barnes@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 20 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

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

  • Mar 20 Introduction to Journals: Editors in Chief Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    1Ls: the Casenote competition is less than two months away! Hear from each of the Editors in Chief of Duke's student run-publications and find out what makes each journal so distinctive and rewarding. Preliminary details about the competition will also be announced. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Casenote Committee. For more information, please email casenote@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 20 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Mar 21 Identifying and Managing Trauma, Loss, and Resilience 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Dr. Adam Brown, Professor in the Department of Psychology at Sarah Lawrence College and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, will give a lecture titled "Identifying and Managing Trauma, Loss and Resilience." This event will focus on stress, trauma, vicarious trauma, and resilience among individuals working in the human rights context and the impact of human rights work on mental health. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, Center for International and Comparative Law, International Law Society, Human Rights Law Society, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute. Lunch will be provided. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 21 Practicing Sports and Media Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join SELS for a discussion on the practice of sports and media law within a law firm. Sean Alford will be joined by his colleagues at Proskauer Rose in New York to discuss the path that led him to become an attorney at one of the world's leading sports and entertainment law firms and what his practice entails. Sponsored by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Ben Freeman at Benjamin.Freeman@Duke.edu.

  • Mar 21 Advanced Business Networking for International Lawyers Part II: Navigating American Culture of Networking 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join Mary Crane, a nationally recognized speaker and trainer, for a presentation on how to make the most out of networking events for LLM students. Covered topics include: research and preparation for events, introducing oneself, introducing others, initiating, maintaining, and exiting conversations, follow-up, and related issues. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by International Studies. For additional information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 21 The Future of Healthcare in the United States 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join us for a panel discussion on whether healthcare is a right and the future of the Affordable Care Act. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu or Andrew Darnell at andrew.darnell@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 21 Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 21 1L Blueprint for Success 4:00 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 and visit https://sites.duke.edu/dukelawcpdc/1l-blueprint-for-success/. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center.

  • Mar 21 Where Do We Go From Here?: The Movement's Next Steps 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship was established in 1976 by the family and friends of the late Reginaldo "Reggie" Howard, the first African American president of the Duke Undergraduate Student Government Association (now Duke Student Government). The scholarship is awarded to students of African heritage from across the US and the world who demonstrate the potential for academic excellence and a genuine and enduring passion for justice and social change. To honor the memory of Reggie and memorialize the 40th anniversary of his death, the scholars have invited Bakari Sellers to address Duke University. Mr. Sellers is an American politician, attorney, and political analyst for CNN. From 2006-2014 he represented South Carolina's 90th district in the lower house of the state legislature as the youngest African-American elected to office at the age of 22. Sponsored by the Center on Race, Law, and Politics. For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel (kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu) or Jen Fry at (jen.fry@duke.edu).

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

  • Mar 22 2L Summer Success Series: A Hiring Partner's Insights on How to Get an Offer 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Ross Barton, Hiring Partner for the Charlotte office of Alston & Bird, LLP, will share with you his insights on how to succeed as a summer associate and best position yourself to receive an offer at the end of the summer. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Mar 22 Lunch with the Dean 12:30 PMLaw School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu no later than Monday, March 20 by 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Mar 22 Digital Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the Federalist Society for a discussion of digital surveillance, including Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which authorizes the U.S. government to acquire foreign intelligence and target non-U.S. persons reasonably believed to be located outside the United States. To conduct this surveillance, the government can compel assistance from internet service providers, telephone companies, and other companies, including Google, Facebook and Skype. How should the government deal with information that is incidentally collected from U.S. persons? What safeguards are there, and should there be, to comply with the Fourth Amendment? Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Koelling at sarah.koelling@duke.edu.

  • Mar 22 Practicing Law in London, with David Boles, Latham & Watkins LLP 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join David Boles (L'02) a partner with Latham & Watkins LLP, to learn about practicing law in London. Catered lunch will be served. Space is limited and will be filled via sign up on a first come, first served basis. Register: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d44a8a92fa5f49-practicing/ Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Mar 22 Inside Out: A Day in the Life of a Fashion Lawyer 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the Fashion Law Society for a conversation with a panel of lawyers in the fashion industry. The panel will include Doreen Small, who is a leading expert in the Fashion Modeling Industry in New York City and Sarah Nagae, special counsel at Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh who specializes in Trademark law. Sponsored by DBA and Fashion Law Society. For more information, please contact Kelsey Schutte at kelsey.schutte@duke.edu.

  • Mar 22 Legal Careers in Domestic and Sexual Violence: A Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join us for a career panel event featuring the legal careers of advocates for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Learn about how the panelists began and developed their careers and connect with lawyers in the field. More information about panelists to come! Sponsored by Coalition Against Gendered Violence. For more information, please contact Kinjal Patel at kinjal.n.patel@duke.edu.

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

  • Mar 27 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

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

  • Mar 27 Immigration Policy Discussion 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Federalist Society plans to invite speakers from different political views to campus to discuss ideal solutions to the United States' immigration system. Sponsored by The Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Logan Page at loganpage@duke.edu.

  • Mar 27 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

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

  • Mar 27 Careers in International Law: from International Clerkship to International Trade 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join Catherine Gibson, JD/LLM 2008, who is currently an associate in the international arbitration, litigation, and trade practice at Covington Burling in Washington, D.C. for a wide-ranging conversation about her career path and current practice. Ms. Gibson's practice focuses on helping clients solve challenges in doing business abroad. She has counseled clients on matters arising out of U.S. free trade agreements, treaties of the World Trade Organization, as well as a range of bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Before joining the firm, Ms. Gibson was a Legal Adviser on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague. She also previously served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she represented the United States in federal district courts across the country. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 27 1Ls: How to Choose Courses for Your 2L and 3L Year 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    This information session will outline the JD graduation requirements and offer advice on developing a personal academic plan for the second and third year, taking advantage of the range of opportunities for advanced writing, experiential learning, and more. A panel of 3Ls will discuss how they approached academic planning and sought advice from faculty, practitioners, and others. Sponsored by Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Tia Barnes at barnes@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • Mar 28 Enhancing Your Well-being: Healthy Strategies for Personal and Professional Success 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Professor Dan Bowling as he presents on strategies law students can use to increase their happiness and well-being. Professor Bowling received his JD from Duke Law and his master's degree in positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching courses in labor and employment law, he also designed and teaches the Well-Being and Practice of Law course at Duke Law. Professor Bowling is also a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania where he assists Dr. Martin Seligman, commonly known as the founder of positive psychology, in teaching graduate level courses on positive psychology, positive humanities, and character strengths and virtues. The North Carolina Lawyers Assistance Program will also be on hand to talk about their services for law students and professionals. Program sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs in recognition of the ABA Law Student Division's National Mental Health Day. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 28 Introduction to Journals Faculty Panel (with Professors Coleman and Blocher) 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    A must introduction for 1L students interested in Journal membership and the Casenote Competition. Join Professors Doriane Coleman and Joseph Blocher to learn about the journal experience and value of participation. What are the benefits of journal membership? How do journal members participate in the scholarly community? What is a casenote, how can you prepare to write one? All 1Ls are encouraged to attend - this event will NOT be recorded. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law Casenote Committee. For more information contact casenote@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 28 Student Scholarship Workshop Series 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    The Student Scholarship Workshop Series dates and presenters have been scheduled. On Tuesday, March 28 our presenter will be Zach Newkirk. The final Workshop will be April 4. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, contact Marin Levy at levy@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • Mar 29 2L Summer Success Series: Advice from 3Ls for a Successful Summer 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Come hear from your classmates about their 2L summer experiences and learn what to expect during your 2L summer. A 3L panel will share tips for preparing for the summer, exceeding expectations, navigating social events, and handling challenges as they arise. Lunch will be provided. 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.

  • Mar 29 1L Introduction to Journals: Tips, Tricks, & Other Strategies for Effective Casenote Writing 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join several editors-in-chief of Duke's journals as they share helpful tips and strategies for effective casenote writing and Bluebooking. They will also provide some insight on the casenote evaluation process. Sponsored by the Duke Law Casenote Committee. For more information, please contact casenote@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

  • Mar 30 2017 Class Photo 12:30 PMLaw School Marcy's Garden

    The official class photo for all JDs, LLMs, and LLM-LEs for the Class of 2017. You must wear a dark suit for the shoot. Location: Front Lawn. Rain date: March 30, 2017. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 30 1L Required Event: Preparing for the 2L Job Search 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Live program will take place in 3041 and will also be streamed in 3043. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Mar 30 DBA Thursday - DONE Awards 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come celebrate the annual D.O.N.E. awards (Duke Law's Outstanding and Noteworthy Endeavors)! Capped by the Distinguished Teacher Award, various students and student organizations will be honored. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Alix Simnock at alix.simnock@duke.edu.

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.

  • Mar 31 Duke Law Wellness: Duke Lemur Center Tour 1:00 PMSee description

    Take a break and relax with a tour of the Duke Lemur Center! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 3, 2017

  • Apr 3 Book discussion and celebration with Professors Laurence R. Helfer, Jerome H. Reichman and co-authors 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The spring Faculty Author Event celebrates a new book by co-authors Larry Helfer, Molly Land, Ruth Okediji and Jerry Reichman, the World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty: Facilitating Access to Books for Print Disabled Individuals. The Marrakesh Treaty is a watershed new agreement situated at the intersection of intellectual property and human rights law. The Treaty creates mandatory exceptions to copyright to expand the availability of books and cultural materials in accessible formats to individuals with visual disabilities. The Guide offers a comprehensive framework for interpreting and implementing the Marrakesh Treaty to achieve this goal. The book also provides specific recommendations to government officials, policymakers, and disability rights groups involved in implementing the Treaty. Co-sponsored by Center for International & Comparative Law, Office of the Dean and Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Melanie Dunshee at dunshee@law.duke.edu.

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

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

  • Apr 3 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Apr 4 The Financial Crisis with speaker Peter Wallison 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Peter Wallison will be offering his thoughts on the financial crisis and steps the government has taken to prevent a similar crisis from happening in the future. Peter is the Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu

  • Apr 4 Student Scholarship Workshop Series 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    The Student Scholarship Workshop Series dates and presenters have been scheduled. On Tuesday, April 4 our presenter will be Ashlee Paxton-Turner. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu. This is the final Workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, contact Marin Levy at levy@law.duke.edu.

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 Pizza with the North Carolina Bar Association 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join the leadership of the North Carolina Bar Association regarding your free law student membership and ways you can be involved now to start networking and gain skills to further your career. All law students are welcome, and 1Ls are especially encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • 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.

  • Apr 6 Crafting Your Narrative to Practice Law in California 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Considering California to launch your career? Many people have a sense of the work in Silicon Valley, but wondering what practice looks like in L.A., or how they differ, or what employers look for in candidates to hire? Join two leaders of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles and experienced alumni Chris Dusseualt and Tiaunia Bedell as they answer these and other questions you may have about practice and how to position yourself for long-term success in California. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Apr 6 Jewish Law Students Association and Jewish Business Students Association Mixer 8:00 PMSee description

    Join JLSA for a mixer with the Jewish Business Students Association from Fuqua. Location TBD. Sponsored by JLSA. For more information, please contact Dan Weissman at dew21@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

  • Apr 10 2L Summer Success Series: Communicating in the Workplace as a Millennial 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Communication skills are key to success on the job, but did you know that being a millennial affects how you communicate with others? Today's workforce has four generations (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials), and each of these generations has their own style and expectations for communication. Camille Stell, VP of Client Services at Lawyers Mutual, will teach you how to recognize and avoid generational stereotypes, discuss differences productively, and communicate effectively across generations. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Co-sponsored by Lawyers Mutual and the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Apr 10 Visa Tips for International Students Seeking to Obtain Permanent Residence in the U.S. 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Are you attending Duke Law School on F-1 or J-1 visa and intend to remain in the U.S. following the conclusion of your Optional Practical Training (OPT)? If so, please join Lorcan Shannon LLM'10 for a detailed discussion on the process and requirements of securing permanent residence in the U.S. At the session, students will learn about H-1B work visa program, types of companies that generally hire H-1B's, employer requirements, next steps (i.e. Green Card), and more. Mr. Shannon will also share his own career path and experience, and offer advice to students interested in pursuing immigration law as a career. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 10 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  • Apr 11 Clerkships: a Discussion with the Hardt Cup Judges 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Come join our distinguished panelists, Judges Bernice Donald (6th Circuit), Lawrence Vilardo (Western District of New York), and Judge Terrence Boyle (Eastern District of North Carolina) for a discussion about clerkships. The judges will share their perspectives on topics such as how to increase your chances of obtaining a clerkship, how to prepare for a clerkship, and what it takes to be a successful clerk. They will also answer questions. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Hannah David at Hannah.david@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Apr 11 Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 11 2017 Hardt Cup Tournament Final Round 5:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Moot Court Board proudly presents the final round of the 2017 Hardt Cup Tournament. This year's judges include the Honorable Bernice B. Donald, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Honorable Lawrence J. Vilardo, Western District of New York and the Honorable Terrence W. Boyle, Eastern District of North Carolina. All students and faculty are encouraged to watch this year's finalists. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Savannah Best at Savannah.Best@lawnet.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Apr 12 Book Talk with Norm Champ 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    A book talk by Norm Champ. Norm is currently a partner in the Private Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis and a lecturer at Harvard Law School. Previously, Norm was the Director of the Division of Investment Management at the SEC. He is the author of the forthcoming book Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

  • May 5 Congressman McHenry to Discuss the Role of Government in Fostering Financial Technology 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Financial services have been dramatically impacted by the deep technology revolution and the U.S.' regulatory apparatus appears ill-equipped to incorporate innovation that challenges the traditional definition of what it means to be a bank. Recently, the OCC established a new fintech bank charter, but other regulatory agencies have remained largely silent on the topic. Last year, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), introduced a bill designed to remove the many impediments faced by innovators in the financial services industry. Congressman McHenry serves as Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and as the Chief Deputy Whip in the 114th Congress. Throughout his congressional career, he has been an active promoter of increasing consumer and business access to financial services. Please join us to hear Congressman McHenry's thoughts on financial technology and the role of Congress and regulators in promoting innovation. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 11, 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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

  • Oct 12 39th Annual Duke Estate Planning Conference 7:00 AMLaw School 3041

    This two-day conference consists of a series of lecture sessions designed to examine in detail current developments in the estate and gift tax field; strengthen the practitioner's knowledge and application of estate planning techniques to a multitude of diverse and complex problems; and to provide a forum for the discussion of important estate planning problems and their solutions. Sessions will be led by a group of conference faculty members comprised of estate planning and tax practitioners and legal scholars. Faculty members have been selected for their knowledge of the subjects, presentation skills, and ability to communicate. Sponsored by Duke Law School and the Duke University Estate Planning Council. For more information, please contact Alyssa Alegre at depc@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • Oct 13 39th Annual Duke Estate Planning Conference 7:00 AMLaw School 3041

    This two-day conference consists of a series of lecture sessions designed to examine in detail current developments in the estate and gift tax field; strengthen the practitioner's knowledge and application of estate planning techniques to a multitude of diverse and complex problems; and to provide a forum for the discussion of important estate planning problems and their solutions. Sessions will be led by a group of conference faculty members comprised of estate planning and tax practitioners and legal scholars. Faculty members have been selected for their knowledge of the subjects, presentation skills, and ability to communicate. Sponsored by Duke Law School and the Duke University Estate Planning Council. For more information, please contact Alyssa Alegre at depc@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

  • Nov 3 10th Anniversary Conference - Advocating for Environmental Justice 8:30 AMLaw School 3041

    To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic is hosting a conference on environmental justice. Join us for two morning panels with attorneys, community activists, regulators, and elected officials discussing how to address environmental problems that disproportionately affect minority and low-income communities. The lunch panel will include a keynote speaker and a moderated discussion among environmental justice leaders. Sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. For more information, please contact Shannon Arata at shannon.arata@lawnet.duke.edu or Talia Sechley at talia.sechley@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 17, 2017

  • Nov 17 Adoption Law Conference 7:00 AMTBD

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