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Thursday, February 29, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Jocelyn Simonson is a Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and the author of Radical Acts of Justice: How Ordinary People are Dismantling Incarceration. Simonson's scholarship explores bottom-up interventions in the criminal legal system, such as bail funds, copwatching, courtwatching, and participatory defense, asking how these real-life interventions should inform our conceptions of the design of criminal justice institutions, the discourse of constitutional rights, and the meaning of democratic justice. Join us for a discussion and Q&A moderated by Professor Brandon Garrett. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Jennifer Melton at jennifer.melton@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4172

    Please join WLSA for a small group lunch with Professor Farel to discuss her professional experiences, with a focus on her work as a trial attorney at the FCC and DOJ and balancing her current careers as a professor and an in-house attorney. Attendance is limited to the first 12 people to sign up at the following link: https://forms.gle/ScP6nw6q6Ds9HoX88. You will receive an email by February 19 if you are within the first 12 people to sign up. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Oren Glickman at oren.glickman@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office and the Government and Public Service Society for a networking lunch with alumni. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by GPS and PIPB Office. Please contact Molly.Pines@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Come join BLSA for a crash course in financial literacy with Certified Financial Planner James Mwombela! Over your lunch break, learn all about intro investments, high yield savings accounts, budgeting, and more! Sponsored by BLSA. For more information contact blsa@law.duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join the Office of Student Affairs for a conversation on leadership and resilience with Gabs Lucero '17. This event is open to current student organization leaders and those who are interested in running for a position next year. Sponsored by OSA. For more information, contact Rachel Mwombela rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

  • 5:30 PM • Law School Star Commons

    Connect with the Duke Law public interest community, including alumni, students, faculty, and staff, as well as PIPS certificate students and faculty mentors. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Please reach out to Holly Dorfman at had11@duke.edu for more information.

  • 6:00 PM • See description

    Join us at the Law School Sign at 6:00 pm for Run Club's weekly Thursday evening run. Pace groups will be led at 9:00 minutes/mile and 11:00 minutes/mile, but do whatever is comfortable for you. See you there! Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu.

  • 7:00 PM • Law School 4049

    Join the Duke Law Mock Trial Board for the final round of its 2024 Twiggs Beskind Mock Trial Competition, featuring the top performers in the Twiggs Beskind Tournament. The competition will feature Judge James C. Dever and Professor Marilyn Forbes as our judges. Sponsored by the Mock Trial Board. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu.

Friday, March 01, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School 3000

    The Alumni & Development Office is pleased to welcome the Duke Law Alumnae Leadership Council for their Spring 2024 Meeting. For more information, please email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • 10:00 AM • Sanford School -- Rubenstein Hall, Room 200

    Duke Law will host a 4ALL - Lawyers on Call phone site. This pro bono service party brings together Duke Law's North Carolina-licensed attorneys (faculty, staff, and alumni)to provide free legal answers, information, and resources to North Carolinians statewide. Paralegals and law students answer and screen calls. Learn more about the 4ALL event here: https://www.ncbarfoundation.org/our-programs/4all-statewide-service-day/ . Sponsored by the PIPB Office. For more information, please contact D.J. Dore at dj.dore@law.duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Paul Genender (Duke undergrad '91, Duke Law '94, currently a partner at Paul Hastings, chair of the Texas commercial litigation office, and co-chair of the Houston office), and David McAtee (Duke undergrad '91, University of Texas Law '94, currently Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at AT&T) will be doing a Q&A with each other, focused on how legal careers evolve over time and what it takes to succeed in the legal profession. In addition to being Duke undergraduate classmates, Paul and David have been lifelong friends since childhood. Sponsored by Texas Club. For more information, please contact Tyler Christensen at tyler.christensen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Please join WLSA for a golf crash course taught by members of the Duke Golf Team. This classroom session will be paired with a practical golf lesson at the Washington Duke Inn (practical lesson details to follow). Lunch will be served. Please register by February 23 at https://forms.gle/eURvfgAudUZsVoob8. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Milbank to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Milbank. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Joshua Allen at joshua.c.allen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 2014

    Join us for a conversation over lunch with Judge Peter Murray L'90 of the San Diego Superior Court. Elected in 2022, Judge Murray assumed office in January 2023. Prior to his election to the bench, Judge Murray worked as Chief Trial Counsel for a law firm. He also served as Deputy Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General with the California Department of Justice, worked in private practice, and served as a Deputy District Attorney for the San Diego District Attorney's Office. This event is for Duke Law students. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Join our panel of attorneys from Sheppard Mullin for a conversation about IP law. Topics will include unfair competition and false advertising. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS). Fill out this survey to RSVP for the event and submit questions for the panel: https://forms.gle/GbBMAjhn2JQtdHnbA. For more information, please contact James Mullen at james.mullen@duke.edu.

Saturday, March 02, 2024

  • 1:00 PM • Brodie Recreation Center

    Rebuilding a life after incarceration is difficult. How difficult? Join us on Saturday, March 2nd at Brodie Gym's upper courts on Duke's East Campus from 1 to 4 p.m. to experience it for yourself at our Reentry Simulation. This immersive, three-hour event is being put on by the Duke Justice Project and OurJourney, a North Carolina non-profit founded by formerly incarcerated people. Attendees will essentially play a "role-playing game," in which they adopt the persona of a recently released prisoner, and learn how hard it is to navigate the world. There will be time at the end for sharing and hearing from speakers.

    Lunch is provided, and attendance is absolutely free to both Duke and non-Duke affiliates, but you must register before February 27th because space is limited. If you are not a Duke affiliate, please also let us know whether or not you need parking.

  • 8:00 PM • See description

    Duke Bar Association will be hosting its annual Barrister's Ball from 8pm-Midnight at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. Ticket sales have concluded. Please see DBA's prior emails for further details. Sponsored by Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact DBA VP of Events Natalie Leon at Natalie.leon@duke.edu.

Monday, March 04, 2024

  • 9:00 AM • Law School Star Commons

    The Duke Bar Association, Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of the Dean invites Law School faculty, staff, and student body to stop by for bagels, coffee and conversation. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Please join WLSA for a panel discussion about balancing family obligations and commitments, particularly with children, with a legal career. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by February 27 at https://forms.gle/6cBZnhi3kXFKQEqC9. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4046

    Please join 1GP for a small group lunch with Professor Veronica Root-Martinez. Professor Martinez will discuss her experiences in the legal field as a first-generation professional. Sponsored by 1GP. For more information, please contact Brandon Bishop at bpb21@duke.edu. RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aUXe8SMsTbB9hrw.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    This is a training for current Moot Court Board Members to prepare for the upcoming Hardt Cup competition. All judges should attend. Sponsored by Moot Court. Please contact Maggie.Ash@duke.edu with questions or concerns.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a conversation with Judge Michael Liburdi of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and Duke Law professor Jed Purdy about federal land ownership. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch will be provided. Contact Ryan Lane at Ryan.lane@duke.edu for more information.

  • 6:00 PM • See description

    Join us for a panel discussion on police accountability! Joanna Schwartz , author of Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable, and Tony Cheng, author of The Policing Machine: Enforcement, Endorsements, & the Illusion of Public Input, along with Dawn Blagrove, Executive Director of Emancipate NC will gather for a conversation on problems and solutions of police accountability. The conversation will be moderated by Duke Law Professor Ben Grunwald, and will be held at the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park, 1309 Halley St, Durham, NC 27707. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Jennifer Melton at jennifer.melton@duke.edu. To learn more and register, visit: https://duke.is/n/2ea6.

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join the Competition Law Society for an informal coffee chat with attorneys from Cleary Gottlieb. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/xqhBHdGjXrvUq8oEA For more information please contact Jacob Cunningham at Jacob.Cunningham@duke.edu.

  • 8:30 AM • Law School 4172

    Students are invited to join attorneys from Greenberg Traurig's Miami office for an informal coffee chat about the firm and Florida practice. Sponsored by the Duke Law Florida Club. for more information, please contact Thomas Gallinar at thomas.gallinar@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Please join the LARW faculty and the Moot Court Board for an information session on the upcoming Hardt Cup competition. Contact Miranda Campbell Kerrigan (mac193@duke.edu) for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3171

    Are you interested in a career working abroad? Lawyers play an integral role in Luxembourg's financial system. Join us for a conversation about opportunities for U.S.-trained attorneys in Luxembourg from lawyers in the Luxembourg office of DLA Piper. This career session is limited to ten students on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu to participate. Those registered to participate will receive a confirmation email to attend the session. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join the Duke Law & Entrepreneurship Society for this lunchtime event! We'll host Todd Huber, co-founder and owner of local Undercurrent Coffee and Night Swim Coffee, his attorney, and his business partner for a conversation about what it's like to work in the entrepreneurial-business legal space. Lunch provided! Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/PHGk9UWyLpjHKSZ56. Sponsored by DLES. For any questions, please contact Carolyn Walworth at cjw106@duke.edu.

  • 1:30 PM • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Please join First Class for one-on-one coffee chats ahead of Blueprint with WilmerHale attorneys. Attendance is limited; please sign up at the following link: bit.ly/fcwilmerhale. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kristie Chan at kristie.chan@duke.edu.

  • 2:00 PM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) for a coffee chat with Gibson Dunn attorneys Amanda Neely (D.C.) and Emma Li (NYC). Sponsored by APALSA. For more information or any questions, please reach out to Jen Kim at jen.kim@duke.edu

  • 3:00 PM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Coffee chat with Latham & Watkins attorneys coming from California offices. Sponsored by California Club. For more information or any questions, please reach out to Natalie Juo at natalie.juo@duke.edu.

  • 4:45 PM • See description

    All 1Ls considering a 2L private sector job search should attend this annual networking event to establish meaningful connections with law firms from around the country that frequently hire Duke Law 2Ls. The event will be held at the Durham Convention Center. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. 1L event registration will open in January 2024. For more information, please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 06, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Under the Supreme Court's 2022 decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, the constitutionality of a modern gun regulation depends upon whether a court finds the regulation to comport with history and tradition. But Bruen's novel test raises important and pressing questions. How should judges approach a historical record that may be incomplete or misleading because of the way it was compiled? Is it possible to offer publicly intelligible legal reasons for decisions within Bruen's historical-analogical framework? Join Professor Darrell A. H. Miller and Andrew Willinger, Executive Director of the Duke Center for Firearms Law, as they engage these questions and chart the future course of Second Amendment jurisprudence. And look out for their insightful essays on these topics in the Duke Law Journal Online. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law and Duke Law Journal. RSVP by March 1, 2024 at https://forms.gle/n4HmjD9JuA9ZWCFA6. For more information, please contact Lydia Culp at lydia.culp@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel discussion with attorneys from Simpson Thacher to learn more about what a day in the life of a Simpson Thacher attorney is like across different offices and practice areas. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Joshua Allen at joshua.c.allen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Middle East and North African Law Students Association (MENALSA) invites all members to join for their second General Body Meeting. The board will go over our remaining events planned for the semester and pass on advice for the 1Ls' appellate brief. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by MENALSA. For more information, please contact Ceren Ege at ceren.ege@duke.edu or Sari Wisoff at sari.wisoff@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    The word "ecocide" was inspired by the concept of genocide, the desire to destroy an entire human group, combining the Greek root "oikos," which means house (although it has come to refer to habitat), and the Latin "cidio," which means to kill. Although it is a relatively new and still little-discussed topic in Brazil, the Chamber of Deputies recently approved Bill 2,787/19, which amends provisions of Law 9,605/98, criminalizing the offense of ecocide. Learn more about this new crime from Brazilian legal scholar Gianpaolo Poggio Smanio. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/dq62MnB8h1e3qQnR9. Sponsored by ILS, ELS, and HRLS. For more information, please contact Katherine French (kkf18@duke.edu).

  • 6:10 PM • Law School 3041

    100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice tells the story of Elouise Cobell, a Blackfeet Warrior, who filed the largest class action lawsuit ever against the federal government for 100 years of broken promises. When the U.S. Government broke up Indian Reservations and allotted millions of acres to Native Americans, it promised to manage the land and set up the Indian Trust Fund to disburse revenues generated by mining, oil, gas, and timber leases. The government was supposed to manage the Indian Trust, but instead cheated Indian families out of billions of dollars. Join us for a screening of the documentary and comments by Professor Vickie Sutton of Texas Tech and Professor Ryke Longest, who are co-teaching Indigenous Justice this semester. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Clinic, the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, and GPS. RSVP Here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ac26LCfe7BlyVW6 For questions, please contact Holly Dorfman at had11@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 07, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join WLSA to celebrate International Women's Day (one day early)! Pastries and coffee will be served. Please RSVP by March 1 at the following link: https://forms.gle/q5yVg1vSbPP6cXyV7. Sponsored by WLSA and the Womxn of Color Collective. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    In this first session of our Making Your Law Firm Career a Success Story: A Three-Part Series, discover the qualities that define a "go-to" associate and how to get clients to view you as "their lawyer" in this unique session with Jonathan Ng (L'18), in-house counsel at Grammarly and Duke Law career counselor. This session explores client priorities and expectations, offering a nuanced understanding of the client side and its influence in shaping your legal career.

    Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by March 1: https://forms.gle/g1zKnGGur5jfticE6
    Sponsored by CPDC. Questions? Email Jasminka Vujic (jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Please join the LARW faculty and the Moot Court Board for an information session on the upcoming Hardt Cup competition. Contact Miranda Campbell Kerrigan (mac193@duke.edu) for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a discussion of Chevron deference, including the pending Loper Bright and Relentless cases, with Professor Christopher J. Walker of Michigan Law School and Duke Law professor Stuart Benjamin. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Please contact Jack Dippolito at jack.dippolito@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Columbia Law Professor (and former Dean) David Schizer will discuss his new book on how to improve the performance of nonprofit organizations, "How to Save the World in Six (Not So Easy) Steps: Bringing Out the Best in Nonprofits." Professor Schizer is a leading scholar of nonprofits, tax, energy, and business law, as well as an award-winning teacher. He was the youngest dean in Columbia Law School's history at age thirty-five and has extensive experience leading and serving on the boards of nonprofits. Sponsored by Professor Lawrence Zelenak and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Please reach out to Holly Dorfman at had11@duke.edu with any questions.

  • 2:00 PM • Law School 4055

    Please join DLTS for a panel with attorneys from Goodwin Procter to learn about their experience! Sponsored by DLTS. For more information, please contact Evelynna Jiang at shiyue.jiang@duke.edu.

  • 5:30 PM • Law School 4045

    This training event is for the Duke Afghan Asylum Project (DAAP). By invitation only. Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant & Refugee Project. For more information, please contact Hannah IsraelMarie at hannah.israelmarie@duke.edu.

  • 6:30 PM • See description

    Join Duke Law Run Club for a brewery run to kick off Spring Break! We will be joining the folks from Fleet Feet Durham on their three-mile or five-mile loops. Both distance groups will take off at 6:30 pm! Return for great food, outdoor activities, and drinks if you wish. Register here for the run if you have not done a Pony Run before: https://www.fitvil.com/group/6649-2023ponyrun/ For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu. Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club.

Friday, March 08, 2024

  • 7:30 AM • Law School 3041

    Join us for the 10th Annual Whiskey in the Courtroom: Evolving Trends in Forensic Science. Forensic science experts and attorneys who have litigated cases involving complex scientific evidence will present on a range of topics to help attorneys understand the latest trends in forensic evidence, limitations to this evidence, and legal challenges that can be made. This year the program will have a special focus on Mental Health Evidence. The program is open to criminal defense attorneys, investigators, and paralegals and will offer 6.25 NC CLE hours. Sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice & Professional Responsibility, NC Office of Indigent Defense Services, Wilson Center for Science and Justice, and Pfeiffer Rudolf. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu or visit our website listed below.

  • 9:00 AM • JB Duke Hotel

    Please join us for a conference on equity market structure. Speakers will include SEC Commissioner Jaime Lizárraga, representatives from leading exchanges, market makers, brokers, and asset managers, as well as Duke Law School Professors Gina-Gail Fletcher, Elisabeth de Fontenay, and Bobby Bishop. Among other topics, the conference will focus on the debates around volume-based pricing for NMS stocks and access cap fees. Sponsored by Professor Bobby Bishop. Registration required, Register here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Ojk6bpieIBeXeC. For more information, please contact Amanda Gonzalez at amanda.gonzalez@duke.edu.

Monday, March 18, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    We will be meeting for our spring general body meeting. Event will include lunch and North Carolina Trivia! Take a break from studying to join the NCC club for a relaxing, fun (and informative!) lunchtime event. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club. For more information, please reach out to Jean Wilson-Stayton at jgw30@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    More information will be forthcoming. Sponsored by the Criminal Defense Clinic. For questions, please contact Prof. Fogel at fogel@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Please join the Sports & Entertainment Law Society for a sports-themed panel with attorneys from Proskauer, Skadden, and Sidley to learn more about their firms, their practice areas, and the many ways associates may gain access to sports matters in big law. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by SELS & DBA. For more information, please contact Taylor Grant (taylor.b.grant@duke.edu) or Evan Rodgers (evan.rodgers@duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    On January 30, 2024, Chancellor McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery ordered rescission of Elon Musk's compensation plan at Tesla, worth up to $55.8 billion. Join Professor Bobby Bishop for a conversation with the attorney who won the case, Greg Varallo of Berstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP. Sponsored by Professor Robert Bishop. For more information, please contact Bobbi Pabon at bobbi.pabon@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3000

    Please join CLAPS for a Child Welfare 101, to learn about how the child welfare of family regulation system functions in the U.S. generally as well as in North Carolina. During this event we will be joined by Crystal Grant and Peggy Nicholson, the two professors leading the Duke Children's Law Clinic. We will also be joined by Christine Umeh, a Duke Law alumna, who is the Family Defense Practice Leader at Still She Rises. In addition, we will hear from CLAPS board members who will discuss why they chose to be involved in the club, what they hope to accomplish with this semester, and upcoming opportunities for students to get involved. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by CLAPS. Please contact Maggie Ash at maggie.ash@duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Amazon employee-organizers will be discussing their campaign to organize C.A.U.SE: Carolina Amazonians United For Solidarity and Empowerment at Amazon's RDU facility. Sponsored by the National Lawyer's Guild. For more information, please contact Melana Dayanim at m.dayanim@duke.edu. Please RSVP to ensure a lunch is ordered for you at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSew4tN0glv5J8gq5zpsgdwbQBcV_AI…

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join us for a pivotal discussion on "Law and AI in China and the U.S." Immerse yourself in a thought-provoking conversation on the intricate dynamics of Law and Artificial Intelligence across two global powerhouses. Our esteemed panel of speakers includes: Yiran Chen, John Cocke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Jian Pei, Arthur S. Pearse Distinguished Professor of Computer Science; Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Distinguished Professor of Law; Jun Yang, Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor, Department of Computer Science. Moderated by Shitong Qiao, Ken Young-Gak Yun and Jinah Park Yun Research Scholar and Professor of Law, this session is sure to illuminate the symbiotic relationship between technological advancement and legal frameworks. Lunch will be provided, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This event is co-sponsored by Chinalab@DukeLaw and the Duke University Office for Faculty Advancement. For inquiries, please contact Alex Zhang zhang@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3210 Flex Learning

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Kindra Mohr, Financial Services Manager, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with a human rights practitioner. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Bonnie Blundell at bonnie.blundell@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Join 1GP as we elect our leadership team for the 2024-2025 school year. Details to come. Sponsored by 1GP. For more information, please contact AK Kilby @annkathryn.kilby@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

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

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join us for a Duke Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) specific moot court event for the upcoming annual Hardt Cup. We will have panelists sharing candidly about their experiences and give tips & tricks. Sponsored by Duke Law APALSA. For more information, please contact Steven Sun at shuangqi.sun@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Latham & Watkins Partner Erin Bergey (L'15) and Winston & Strawn Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Sylvia James (L'96) share specifics of summer and first-year associate success. Whether your goal is to advance within a law firm or take a different path after a few years, associates with the attributes they will discuss will be in high demand and have a broader array of options.

    Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by March 14: https://forms.gle/eAeUPBNPfCY7p8AE6
    Sponsored by CPDC. Questions? Email Jasminka Vujic (jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4000

    Join APALSA for the spring mentor-mentee check-in. Sponsored by Duke Law APALSA. For more information, please contact Steven Sun at shuangqi.sun@duke.edu. Find the RSVP link here: https://forms.office.com/r/yxQQxYgY0L.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join WLSA for a Hardt Cup tips & tricks information session. The presentation will include a panel of current Moot Court Board members to discuss their experiences with Hardt Cup, preparation strategies, and public speaking techniques. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by March 13 at https://forms.gle/kYy3bbTPbAwyURfu8. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Katherine French at katherine.k.french@duke.edu.

  • 5:30 PM • Law School Star Commons

    Please join Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association (MENALSA) in celebrating Nowruz! We look forward to welcoming you, as well as Afghani refugees in the Durham area. Nowruz is the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which begins on the spring equinox. Although Nowruz has Iranian origins, it is celebrated by many countries in the Middle East and Central Asia. Join us as we ring in the New Year! Sponsored by MENALSA. For more information, please contact Emma Shahabi at emma.shahabi@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join a panel of attorneys from Latham & Watkins and McDermott, Will, & Emery for a discussion about choosing a forum for IP litigation. The panel will discuss the benefits of litigating in the ITC, US District Courts, PTAB, and international fora. Please complete this survey to RSVP for the event and submit questions for the panel: https://forms.gle/M9PttwangPoz9szGA. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS). For more information, please contact James Mullen at james.mullen@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a discussion of state constitutions with Judge David Stras of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Ryan Lane at Ryan.Lane@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    The Public Interest and Pro Bono Office invites public interest students of all class years, including LLMs, to an informal lunch. The lunch is an opportunity for students to visit with each other and continue conversations started at the public interest retreat or in other venues this fall. Co-sponsored by PIPB and GPS. Contact Holly Dorfman, had11@duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by Duke Law & Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Carolyn Walworth at cjw106@duke.edu.

  • 5:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Gibson Dunn. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sean Mehrara at sean.mehrara@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    The David L. Lange Lecture on Intellectual Property was created to bring to Duke a leading thinker in the area of intellectual property. Professor Ruth Okediji, Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law from Harvard Law school will be this years speaker. Boxed lunches will be provided on a first come first serve basis. This event is sponsored by the Dean's office and please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu for more information.

Friday, March 22, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Law School 3041

    Duke Law Journal (DLJ) is pleased to host its 54th annual Administrative Law Symposium. The event will feature multiple panels discussing administrative law. Sponsored by Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Andrea Pillai at alr105@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4000

    Join our panel of attorneys from Alston & Bird for a conversation about IP law. Topics will include the complexities of working with both small and large clients in the IP space. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS). Fill out this survey to RSVP for the event and submit questions for the panel: https://forms.gle/32BZa1WusEyMoyf7A. For more information, please contact James Mullen at james.mullen@duke.edu.

  • 3:00 PM • Law School 3037

    Lawyer on the Line and Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) are organizing a tenants' rights clinic. Students will work under the supervision of LANC attorneys to advise tenants facing serious but non-emergency housing problems. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/QKSvWgi6ryJBnWQN9. Sponsored by Lawyer on the Line. For more information, contact Noah Buyon at nb264@duke.edu.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School 3041

    Join us for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund's 2024 Spring Symposium. The Symposium will feature panelists substantially connected to the fields of animal rights, law, and industry. Please RSVP here by February 29th: https://forms.gle/3xByx6KTdLMARViS7. Sponsored by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Please contact Jeremy Sharp at jeremy.sharp@duke.edu for more details or questions.

  • 12:00 PM • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Transactional Law Society is thrilled to host its annual Interscholastic Transactional Law Competition, providing an opportunity for law students across the country to come together and gain transactional law experience by marking up and negotiating a contract. Participation by invitation only. Sponsored by the Duke Transactional Law Society. For more information, please contact Kiran Singh at kiran.singh@duke.edu or Helen Li at helen.li@duke.edu.

Monday, March 25, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Please join the Duke Law Journal (DLJ) to discuss this year's Casenote competition, experience of joining DLJ, and tips and tricks that will lead you to success. We will provide specific blue booking strategies and walk you through a highly rated case note. We highly encourage all 1Ls to join, regardless of whether or not you have decided you want to join a journal. Sponsored by DLJ. For more information, please contact Natalie Leon at Natalie.leon@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Duke OutLaw is hosting live elections for our upcoming executive body! Speeches, lunch, and looks will be served. Sponsored by OutLaw. For more information, please contact Justin Fiszer at justin.fiszer@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic for this program featuring Shane Ellison, Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney, Duke Law Immigrant Rights Clinic; Kyle Knight, Interim Deputy Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program, Human Rights Watch; and an additional speaker who is an LGBTQ activist representing her community. Speakers will discuss recent advances and victories in transgender rights. Moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) and Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic, Duke Law. Co-sponsored by ACLU, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project, Human Rights Law Society, International Law Society, National Lawyers Guild, and OutLaw. Event will not be livestreamed or recorded. Lunch provided for attendees. For more information, contact Bonnie Blundell (bonnie.blundell@law.duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Unlocking the business drivers behind successful law firms is crucial for both students and new attorneys. Join Associate Dean Bruce Elvin as he navigates the economic landscape of today's legal industry. This session empowers you to understand your firm's priorities, add strategic value, and position yourself for the most promising opportunities both within the firm and beyond.

    Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by March 20: https://forms.gle/QLGPMoMcdZgXvg1X6
    Sponsored by CPDC. Questions? Email Jasminka Vujic (jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu).

  • 1:30 PM • Law School, Goodson Library, Riddick Rare Book Room

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Kyle Knight, Interim Deputy Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program at Human Rights Watch, to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with a human rights practitioner. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Bonnie Blundell at bonnie.blundell@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    The Duke University community is invited to join David F. Levi, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean Emeritus of Law, will interview Daphne Barak-Erez, a justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, about her new book, Biblical Judgments, New Legal Readings in the Hebrew Bible. The book considers today's dilemmas of law and government, social justice, and human rights through the perspective of the Hebrew Bible. By focusing on biblical narratives and literature rather than on traditional interpretations of biblical law, Justice Barak-Erez looks beyond specific legal norms to concentrate on what the stories can reveal about the "big" issues. The conversation is presented as part of Professor Levi's podcast, Judgment Calls, which features interviews with judges about their careers and judicial decision-making. RSVP required: https://duke.is/4/jey7. Justice Barak-Erez's visit is sponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies. Lunch sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. Contact Melinda.vaughn@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3171

    Please join ILS for a Lunch Chat with Major General Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., the Executive Director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. We will discuss his career before coming to Duke and his specialties in the law of armed conflict, cyberwar, military justice, military coups, and ethics in national security practice. RSVP at https://forms.gle/TbX1zzetfU21cxNv9. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the International Law Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Cristiana Farnsworth at cristiana.farnsworth@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join the North Carolina Club for a panel discussion with attorneys about finance practice in the Charlotte market. Topics will include an introduction to finance-related practice areas, networking tips, and the Charlotte legal landscape. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club. For more information, please reach out to Shaun Thompson at shaun.thompson@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Please join the National Lawyers Guild for a legal observer (LO) training. LOs play a critical role during protests and direct actions by documenting interactions between protestors, counterprotestors, and the police. This training will provide you with skills and strategies to protect everyone's right to protest. Further details, including an RSVP form, to follow. Sponsored by NLG. Contact Noah Buyon at nb264@duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Please join WLSA for a panel discussion with attorneys about how to navigate the first few years of practice as a woman attorney aspiring to to have a white collar practice. Topics will include how to network and learn about the field, how to produce standout work, and how to set goals for the future. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by March 20 at https://forms.gle/ZTQrY5uKaD55iHSx5. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

  • 3:45 PM • Law School 2014

    First-year students are invited to meet with Dean Abrams and talk about their law school experience. Seating is limited and spots fill quickly. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BOLzjEctgdvybc Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

  • 7:00 PM • See description

    Do you want to be trained by and practice alongside some of the best legal
    minds in the country? Do you want to go to court and see your ideas and words
    in action? Join Quinn Emanuel attorneys for casual conversation, cocktails, and
    canapes, and learn what your career can look like at the firm the Wall Street Journal calls "A Global Force in Business Litigation." Sponsored by Quinn Emanuel and Duke Law Career Center. Questions? Please email jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu. The reception will be at Mateo Bar de Tapas, 109 W Chapel Hill St. in Durham. All 1Ls are welcome. In order to attend, please RSVP to rebeccafogler@quinnemanuel.com.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is excited to host its executive board elections for the 2024-2025 academic year! Come make your voice heard in deciding the organization's future leadership! Should you have any questions, please reach out to Kia King at blsa@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    The onset of the #BlackLivesMatter Era has opened scrutiny over what exactly should be police's goals and responsibilities in today's society. Can the police be trusted guardians of security and justice simultaneously? What are the pathways toward institutional change, whatever that may look like? And how are police departments themselves strategically navigating these efforts? Join three authors of new books engaging these questions: Tony Cheng, The Policing Machine: Enforcement, Endorsements, & the Illusion of Public Input; Michael Sierra- Arévalo, The Danger Imperative: Violence, Death and the Soul of Policing; and Michelle Phelps, The Minneapolis Reckoning: Race, Violence, and the Politics of Policing in America. Moderated by Andrea Leverentz, Professor of Sociology at NC State University. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice and the Department of Sociology. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Jennifer Melton at Jennifer.melton@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a discussion about Article I Courts in the Unites States with Eimer Stahl litigation partner and former Chief Deputy Solicitor General of Wisconsin Ryan J. Walsh. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Ryan Lane at Ryan.Lane@duke.edu

Thursday, March 28, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Interested in project finance? Curious to learn how you can support renewable energy projects as a lawyer? Please join the Duke Law Energy Society and an esteemed attorney panel to learn more. Sponsored by Duke Law Energy Society. For more information, please contact Andrew Kelbley at andrew.kelbley@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4172

    Please join WLSA for a small group lunch with Professor Dellinger to discuss her professional experiences and her career as a law school professor, with a particular focus on her work in privacy law. Attendance is limited to the first 12 people to sign up at the following link: https://forms.gle/TmL7hcetjz7upu4Z9. You will receive an email by March 18 if you are within the first 12 people to sign up. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Oren Glickman at oren.glickman@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    More information to come. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Please contact Ryan Lane at ryan.lane@duke.edu for more information

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Come hear directly from Duke Law alumni working in public interest careers with non-profits, state agencies, and the federal government. They will share how they have achieved their financial, life, and family goals on public interest salaries and workplace benefits, all while doing work that they love. Alumni will share their personal circumstances related to budgeting, salaries over time, and managing their educational debt, including how they have bought houses, saved for retirement, started families, funded vacations, provided financial assistance to family members, and paid off student loans. They will also talk about Public Service Loan Forgiveness and using Duke's LRAP. John Ahlers, the Senior Director of Financial Aid at the law school, will also be on the panel. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, and the Government and Public Service Society. Please contact Holly Dorfman at had11@duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join LALSA for Executive Board elections for 2024-25. Sponsored by LALSA. For more information, please contact Katie Raya at katie.raya@duke.edu.

  • 6:00 PM • Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

    Please join Israeli Supreme Court Justice and law professor, Daphne Barak-Erez, as she delivers a lecture entitled "Jewish and Democratic State: Constitutional Foundations." Co-sponsored by Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES); Cultural Anthropology; History; Jewish Life at Duke; Duke School of Law; Nicholas School of the Environment. For more information, please contact Serena Elliott at serena.elliott@duke.edu.

  • 7:00 PM • See description

    Show off your music at DLMA's Open Mic Night! We are excited to announcement that this semester's event will be held at The Blue Note Grill (709 Washington Street, Durham, NC 27701). We welcome any and all types of talent and invite the entire Durham community to get up on stage. Drums, amps, and PA will be supplied. Sign up to play or just come hang out for a listen. Sign up day of or ahead of time here: https://forms.gle/hsJFVyEWJBQN8ZwH6. For questions, please contact Sam MacDuffie at samuel.macduffie@duke.edu.

Friday, March 29, 2024

Saturday, March 30, 2024

  • 1:00 PM • Law School Marcy's Garden

    This will be a retreat for all of Outlaw members. It will start with lunch and lawn games. Then, there will be a transition inside with a community-building game of "family feud." where mentor and mentee pairs play against each other. Sponsored by Outlaw. For more information, please contact Olive Roerich at olive.roerich@duke.edu.

Monday, April 01, 2024

  • 9:00 AM • Law School Star Commons

    The Duke Bar Association, Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of the Dean invites Law School faculty, staff, and student body to stop by for bagels, coffee and conversation. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Please join the Sports & Entertainment Law Society for a panel of attorneys from across the entertainment industry to learn more about their offices and practice areas. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by SELS & DBA. For more information, please contact Taylor Grant (taylor.b.grant@duke.edu) or Evan Rodgers (evan.rodgers@duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join First Class and a multi-firm panel speaking about what Pre-OCI is, how to approach the process, and how to set yourself up for success before the summer starts. We will also focus on particular topics of interest to FGLI law students. Firms and panelists participating will be updated closer to the event. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by First Class. For more information, please contact Isabella Cheng at isabella.cheng@duke.edu. RSVP at: https://forms.gle/76fGNfasTnEhSJ3W6

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Join the Government and Public Service Society for a screening and discussion of Twin Seas Media's "Judging the Jury," a short film directed by Abby Ginzberg that examines the lack of jury pool diversity and barriers to jury service for low-income people and people of color. A moderated discussion with local advocates and elected officials will follow. Lunch will be provided, please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/DenjKAv83LtPmjHm8/. Sponsored by GPS. For questions, please contact Maggie Ash at mla58@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Please join the International Law Society for a panel showcasing the variety of law firm practice groups which employ international law-including international arbitration, international trade, businesses and human rights, sanctions compliance, and more! Participating attorneys from multiple firms work across practice groups, both in the US and abroad. Sponsored by ILS. For more information, please contact Katherine French at kkf18@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School Marcy's Garden

    This is the official class photo for all JDs, LLMs, and LLM-LEs for the Class of 2024. You must wear a dark suit for the shoot. Rain date: April 8, 2024. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Please join the Duke Law Journal (DLJ) to discuss this year's Casenote competition, experience of joining DLJ, and tips and tricks that will lead you to success. We will provide specific blue booking strategies and walk you through a highly rated case note. We highly encourage all 1Ls to join, regardless of whether or not you have decided you want to join a journal. Sponsored by DLJ. For more information, please contact Natalie Leon at Natalie.leon@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) for the 2024-2025 Executive Board Election. We encourage all APALSA members to attend and vote! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Tianyu Wang at t.wang@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

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

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3000

    The North Carolina Club will be meeting to hold general body elections for the 2024-2025 board. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club. For more information, please reach out to Jean Wilson-Stayton at jgw30@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

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

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Come speak to Moot Court Board members about the opt-in portion of Hardt Cup and Moot Court Board membership. Coffee provided. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Brandon Bishop at bpb21@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join us as we elect the next board of First Class! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by First Class. For more information, please contact Daniela Pereira at dp290@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Please join the Duke Law Journal for a conversation with our student authors about their experience publishing and the benefits of student scholarship. Sponsored by DLJ. Please contact Miranda Campbell Kerrigan (mac193@duke.edu) for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join our panel of IP professors to discuss IP topics: [trade dress/music/art]. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS). Fill out the survey to RSVP for the event and submit questions for the panel: https://forms.gle/ytRkWi7EWS8b7VCx9. Sponsored by Intellectual Property Law Society. For more information, please contact James Mullen at james.mullen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please us for a conversation with Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Ryan Lane at Ryan.Lane@duke.edu for more information.

  • 6:15 PM • Law School 3041

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Cravath, Swaine & Moore to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Cravath. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Avery Lewis at avery.lewis@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 04, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    The Bolch Judicial Institute invites the Duke Law community to join a celebration of the life and legacy of the late Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, recipient of the 2024 Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law. Dean Kerry Abrams will moderate a panel discussion with four former O'Connor law clerks: Duke Law Professors Lisa K. Griffin (clerked in 1997-98) and Matthew Adler (clerked in 1992-93), Traci L. Lovitt '97 (head of the issues and appeals practice at Jones Day, clerked in 1997-98), and Sarah Boyce '12 (Deputy Attorney General & General Counsel, NC Department of Justice, clerked in 2015-16). The Bolch Prize particularly honors Justice O'Connor's work to advance civic education and civil discourse throughout the country. This event is sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please email Lora.Farmer@law.duke.edu. To learn more about the Bolch Prize and Justice O'Connor, visit http://tinyurl.com/3yd6ykmv.

  • 5:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Kirkland & Ellis invites you to learn about its cutting-edge private equity practice. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sean Mehrara at sean.mehrara@duke.edu.

Friday, April 05, 2024

Monday, April 08, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join us for an event with James Heilpern and Duke Law professor H. Jefferson Powell. More information to come. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Please contact Ryan Lane at ryan.lane@duke.edu for more information.

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    As a student loan borrower, you are required to complete an Exit Loan Counseling session and submit updated contact information and resources to help you manage your loans after you leave Duke Law School. Sponsored by the Duke Office of Student Loans and Personal Finance. For more information, please contact financialaid@law.duke.edu or anna.sheufelt@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Join us for a lunch panel with Brandon Flick, Supervisory Attorney for the Office of Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He will discuss what FERC does, what ALJs (and their clerks) do, and hiring timelines for clerkships. Sponsored by the Duke Law Energy Society. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Andrew Kelbley at andrew.kelbley@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    The D.O.N.E. Awards are an annual tradition at Duke Law to recognize the achievements and contributions of students, student organizations, faculty, and staff members to the Duke Law community. Awards will be given out for: Greatest Contribution to Civic Discourse (Organization), Greatest Role in Building Relationships (Organization), Greatest Service to the Outside Community (Organization), Outstanding Student Organization Leader (Student), Outstanding Contribution to the Duke Law Community (Student), as well as the Richard Lin Service Above Self Award (Student), the Distinguished Staff Member Award (Staff Member) and the Distinguished Teaching Award (Professor). Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Anita Ugalde at amu12@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Join us for a conversation with Duke Law alumna Tanya Smith about financial planning. Smith is a Strategic Advisor in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. This event is open to all students and highly encouraged for 2Ls and 3Ls. Please RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_424bdKJ7m7AOVj8. Sponsored by the Business Law Society and the Career Center. For more information contact Joshua Allen at Joshua.c.Allen@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join WLSA for its fourth mentorship meetup event. This is a chance for mentors and mentees to reflect on the year and discuss summer jobs and planning for 2L. Even if your mentor or mentee will not be in attendance, all are welcome to attend. Coffee and pastries will be served. Please RSVP by April 5 at https://forms.gle/trsGWqa9cpwCNDCUA. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Join us for a pivotal discussion on "Negotiating Legality: Chinese Companies in the US Legal System" by Professor Ji Li, John & Marilyn Long Professor of US-China Business and Law, University of California, Irvine.

    Professor Ji Li will explore the intricate legal landscape shaping Chinese corporate operations in the US., and discuss how these entities adapt to US legal challenges. With insights drawn from extensive interviews and data, this talk promises to deepen our understanding of international law and business.

    Moderated by Shitong Qiao, Ken Young-Gak Yun and Jinah Park Yun Research Scholar and Professor of Law, Duke University.

    For inquiries, please contact Professor Alex Zhang.

    This event is co-sponsored by Chinalab@DukeLaw and the Duke University Office for Faculty Advancement with support from APSI.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Please join us for the final round of the Hardt Cup! Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Miranda Campbell at mac193@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Please join the Competition Law Society for a conversation with Duke Law alum Abby Dennis. Abby is a former partner at a large law firm and the current Deputy Assistant Director for Mergers II at the FTC. Abby will talk about her career in antitrust law and the path she has taken to her current position. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/yGwTZaDz6d8qHMcm8 Please contact Jacob Cunningham with any questions at Jacob.Cunningham@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Join us for a pivotal discussion on "Negotiating Legality: Chinese Companies in the US Legal System" by Professor Ji Li, John & Marilyn Long Professor of US-China Business and Law, University of California, Irvine. Professor Ji Li will explore the intricate legal landscape shaping Chinese corporate operations in the US., and discuss how these entities adapt to US legal challenges. With insights drawn from extensive interviews and data, this talk promises to deepen our understanding of international law and business. Moderated by Shitong Qiao, Ken Young-Gak Yun and Jinah Park Yun Research Scholar and Professor of Law, Duke University. This event is co-sponsored by Chinalab@DukeLaw, Duke University Office for Faculty Advancement, and Asian/Pacific Studies Institute. For inquiries, please contact Professor Alex Zhang at zhang@law.duke.edu.

  • 1:30 PM • Law School 4172

    Please join California Club in a chat with attorneys from Paul, Weiss' San Francisco office. Sponsored by the Duke Law California Club. For more information, please contact Ashley Nelson at ashley.f.nelson@duke.edu.

  • 3:00 PM • Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

    Please join us for a thought-provoking discussion of Prisoners of Congress with author Norman E. Donoghue II (JD '69). Mr. Donoghue, an independent scholar of 18th Century Quakers, will share the little-known story of the 17 Quakers who in 1777 were arrested by the Continental Congress and Pennsylvania authorities who made no criminal allegations, denied the men any hearing to defend themselves and stripped them of the sacred rights of habeas corpus. Please check this link (https://www.prisonersofcongress.com/) for additional details about the book and the author. This event concludes with a reception. This event is co-sponsored by the Duke University Libraries and Goodson Law Library. Please contact Professor Alex Zhang at zhang@law.duke.edu for more information.

Friday, April 12, 2024

  • 7:00 AM • See description

    On April 12-14, 2024, we will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 or 9 and the Half Century Club for a full weekend of activities. It promises to be a fun and enriching weekend full of opportunities to mingle with friends and classmates, attend educational sessions highlighting our outstanding faculty, experience tours of interesting places around Duke University and Durham, and enjoy a festive dinner with your class. This event is hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please law.duke.edu/reunion or contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu

  • 8:00 AM • See description

    We will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 and 9 and the Half Century Club for a full weekend of activities. It promises to be a fun and enriching weekend full of opportunities to mingle with friends and classmates, attend educational sessions highlighting our outstanding faculty, experience tours of interesting places around Duke University and Durham, and enjoy a festive dinner with your class. This event is hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please law.duke.edu/reunion or contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Join our panel of attorneys from Desmarais for a conversation about their practice and IP law. Topics will include knowing when a case will get to a jury, jury selection, and arguing in front of juries. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS). Fill out this survey to RSVP for the event and submit questions for the panel: https://forms.gle/g3EJZWhvobs9FGkSA. For more information, please contact James Mullen at james.mullen@duke.edu.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • See description

    We will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 and 9 and the Half Century Club for a full weekend of activities. It promises to be a fun and enriching weekend full of opportunities to mingle with friends and classmates, attend educational sessions highlighting our outstanding faculty, experience tours of interesting places around Duke University and Durham, and enjoy a festive dinner with your class. This event is hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please law.duke.edu/reunion or contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu

Sunday, April 14, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • See description

    We will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 and 9 and the Half Century Club for a full weekend of activities. It promises to be a fun and enriching weekend full of opportunities to mingle with friends and classmates, attend educational sessions highlighting our outstanding faculty, experience tours of interesting places around Duke University and Durham, and enjoy a festive dinner with your class. This event is hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please law.duke.edu/reunion or contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu

Monday, April 15, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    The Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture began over 30 years ago to honor Professor Brainer Currie who was formerly on the Duke Law School Faculty. This year's featured speaker will be Professor Noah Feldman, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School. Boxed lunches will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For additional information, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Join Neil Siegel, David W. Ichel Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Intellectual Life, for a celebration of his latest book, The Collective-Action Constitution (publisher description at https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-collective-action-constitut…). The new title "offers a thorough examination of the collective-action principles animating the structure of the Constitution and how they should be applied to meet many of the most daunting challenges facing American society today." Professor H. Jefferson Powell will moderate the discussion. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens (behrens@law.duke.edu).

  • 3:30 PM • Penn Pavilion

    Join us at the Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Showcase to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2023-2024 Bass Connections project teams.

    This annual event features a poster session, interactive displays, lightning talks, awards and a reception.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

  • 2:30 PM • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Join the Office of Student Affairs in celebrating the last day of classes with ice cream in the Duke Law Parking Lot near the Beber Sculpture Garden! Dairy-free option available. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please email student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 29, 2024

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Friday, May 03, 2024

Saturday, May 04, 2024

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School 4047

    This conference brings together Legal Aid of North Carolina's incoming summer intern class to receive substantive legal and professional skills training to prepare them for assignments handling poverty law cases across the state. By invitation only. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, please contact D.J. Dore at dj.dore@law.duke.edu.

Friday, May 17, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School 4047

    This conference brings together Legal Aid of North Carolina's incoming summer intern class to receive substantive legal and professional skills training to prepare them for assignments handling poverty law cases across the state. By invitation only. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, please contact D.J. Dore at dj.dore@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Friday, May 24, 2024

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Friday, June 28, 2024

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Virtual

    OCI Segment I (Virtual Interviews) will take place Tuesday, July 30, through Friday, August 2, 2024 via Flo Recruit. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Virtual

    OCI Segment I (Virtual Interviews) will take place Tuesday, July 30, through Friday, August 2, 2024 via Flo Recruit. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, August 01, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Virtual

    OCI Segment I (Virtual Interviews) will take place Tuesday, July 30, through Friday, August 2, 2024 via Flo Recruit. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Friday, August 02, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Virtual

    OCI Segment I (Virtual Interviews) will take place Tuesday, July 30, through Friday, August 2, 2024 via Flo Recruit. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 20, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Law School 3043

    Generative AI is all the buzz, with individuals across disciplines speculating about its potential benefits and costs. This type of speculation becomes particularly pressing when the interests of already vulnerable populations are implicated. As a continuation of a first panel discussion held at Duke Law in October 2023, the Center on Law, Race & Policy, https://racelaw.duke.edu/, will host the AI and Marginalized Groups Symposium featuring a diverse and interdisciplinary panel of subject-matter scholars and in-field experts who will present and contribute related works. For more information, please contact Amanda Gonzalez at amanda.gonzalez@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Generative AI is all the buzz, with individuals across disciplines speculating about its potential benefits and costs. This type of speculation becomes particularly pressing when the interests of already vulnerable populations are implicated. As a continuation of a first panel discussion held at Duke Law in October 2023, the Center on Law, Race & Policy will host the AI and Marginalized Groups Symposium featuring a diverse and interdisciplinary panel of subject-matter scholars and in-field experts who will present and contribute related works. For more information, please contact Amanda Gonzalez at amanda.gonzalez@duke.edu.

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