Event Calendar

Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Sep 22 1Ls: Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair Information Session 9:45 AMLaw School 4046

    Duke Law participates in the Equal Justice Works (EJW) Conference and Career Fair. The 2017 Equal Justice Works Fair will take place on October 27-28 in Arlington, VA. This is the nation's largest public interest legal career fair and there are usually about 150 public interest and government employers. 1L students are encouraged to attend this session if they are planning to attend EJW this year and have questions about registration, the conference in general or are just interested in knowing more about the event. In conjunction with the conference, there will also be a Duke Law Alumni/Student Reception with government and public interest alumni on the evening of the 27th in Washington, DC. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.ed. The information session will be from 9:45-10:30 and repeated from 11:15-12:00

  • Sep 22 Corporate Rights and International Law Seminar 11:30 AMLaw School 3000

    A faculty seminar open to both interested students and faculty featuring Lauren Benton (Dean of the College of Arts and Science, Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Chair in History, and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University), on "The Legal Logic of Conquest: Political Pluralism, Truces, and Colonial Violence." By definition, the term "conquest" denotes open warfare and implies the dominance of one political community over others. In the history of the early modern world, campaigns of conquest are associated, too, with forced conversion and religious expansion. This paper reflects on these assumptions about conquest and argues that political pluralism, truce making, tribute payment, and raiding deserve greater attention as legal frameworks for conquest and colonial violence. These processes influenced justifications for war and highlighted narratives of betrayal. The paper considers examples and suggests some implications for an understanding of just war and extreme violence. Benton is a distinguished scholar and experienced academic leader whose award-winning work spans history, law and anthropology. Sponsored by the Mellon Foundation-funded yearlong Sawyer Seminar series on "Corporate Rights and International Law: Past, Present, and Future." Lunch will be provided. For more information, please visit https://sites.duke.edu/corporations/. RSVP REQUIRED. To RSVP and to receive her paper, please contact Charlie Bartlett at charles.bartlett@duke.edu.

  • Sep 22 Is Administrative Review of Granted Patents Constitutional? 12:00 PMWashington D.C.

    The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene's Energy Group, a case in which the petitioner argues that the most prominent U.S. Patent and Trademark Office process for analyzing the validity of granted patents "violates the Constitution by extinguishing private property rights through a non-Article III forum without a jury." This half-day conference will gather distinguished practitioners and legal scholars from a variety of perspectives to discuss potential implications of the case for patent law, for the administrative state, and for affected industries. The event is held at Duke in DC, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004 and is free and open to the public; however, you must register to attend: http://bit.ly/2utYFX2. Sponsored by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law, and funded through support from Google and InterDigital. More information, including the speakers, at: http://bit.ly/2tUHADT or contact Balfour Smith and Carol Abken at innovationpolicy@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 22 Careers in Service Speaker Series: Non-Profit Legal Work 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join us to hear from a panel of lawyers working for non-profit organizations. Learn about their career paths and ask questions about how you too can do this kind of work. Panelists include Brandon Coleman (L'11, Center for Responsible Lending), Blakely Hildebrand (Southern Environmental Law Center), and Virginia Fogg (Disability Rights NC). Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the Career and Professional Development Center and the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 22 Duke Law Yoga 1:30 PMWilson Recreation Center

    Duke Bar Association invites you to join us at Duke's Wilson Gym for our weekly, law school only (!) workout classes. We have a fabulous teacher and a private clas. All levels are welcome. Yoga will be held in Wilson Gym, Room 110. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Kelsey Moore at kelsey.moore@duke.edu.

Monday, September 25, 2017

  • Sep 25 International Week: Croissants et Cafe 9:30 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Join the International Studies Office for the kick-off to International Week. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Taylor Rowland at taylor.rowland@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 25 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.

  • Sep 25 1Ls: Efficient Writing Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Are you interested in improving your legal writing? Just in time for your LARW office memo assignment, the Legal Writing Faculty invites you to an efficient writing workshop. The legal writing program's writing tutors will share some specific techniques for writing clearly and efficiently. Sponsored by the Legal Writing Faculty. For more information, contact Rebecca Rich at rich@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 25 Duke Law and Technology Review Drone Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join us for an informational panel discussion regarding drones featuring Duke faculty and local attorneys. Sponsored by DLTR and LES. For more information, please contact Matt Drucker at matthew.drucker@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Sep 25 International Week Panel: Discussion of International Summer Work 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    A panel of 2Ls and 3Ls will discuss their summer work experiences in international public interest placements and international private law firms. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career Center. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 25 Barbri Bar Prep LLM Talk 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Join Barbri for a discussion regarding Barbri's specialized bar prep course for LLMs. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP. RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/umqaHQp35qDKHqLL2. Sponsored by Barbri. For more information, please contact Stephany Yang at stephany.yang@duke.edu.

  • Sep 25 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Sep 25 Bar Exams: What 3L's Need to Know 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  • Sep 26 Barbri Bar Prep Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Barbri for information about Barbri's Bar Prep Course. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/tWMj4THPcTG9RRDI3. Sponsored by Barbri. For more information, please contact Stephany Yang at stephany.yang@duke.edu.

  • Sep 26 1L Summer Internships in Sports and Entertainment Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society for our annual 1L Internships in Sports and Entertainment Law panel. The panel will feature a variety of 2Ls and 3Ls who have successfully completed legal internships in the sports and entertainment industries. Our panelists will discuss the job search and application process, interviewing and will answer questions about their respective internship experiences. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by SELS. For more information, please contact Daniel Weissman at dew21@duke.edu.

  • Sep 26 Supreme Court Moot 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Nathaniel Garrett, partner at Jones Day, for a moot in District of Columbia v. Wesby. This case is set to be argued before the United States Supreme Court on October 4, 2017. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 26 Careers in International Law: Advising Clients on Cross-border Transactions in Europe, Asia, and Latin America 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join James Waters '14, an associate in the Charlotte office of Robinson Bradshaw, for a wide-ranging conversation about his work advising domestic and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions, private equity finance, investment transactions, and general corporate law. Waters regularly guides clients in forming international supply chains, reducing and managing legal and political risks, and navigating international compliance matters such as economic sanctions. Waters will offer advice to students interested in pursuing careers in international corporate law, as well as broader international issues. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 26 Intro to Islamic Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join us for an Intro to Islamic Law, the first of a series. Islamic Law is often misconstrued by Muslims and others alike. To better understand the legal frameworks of the faith tradition, MLSA will be inviting speakers to discuss particular areas of law within Islam, such as family law and human rights law. At this introductory event, Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb from the Islamic Association of Raleigh will cover sources and legal interpretation of Islamic Law. If you are interested in attending future events in this series, don't miss the intro! Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Muslim Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Jana Zaidan at jana.zaidan@duke.edu.

  • Sep 26 Environmental Law Society: Lunch with Natural Resource Defense Council - Mae Wu 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Please join Duke's Environmental Law Society for a roundtable discussion with visiting NRDC attorney Mae Wu (JD '01) who will discuss careers in environmental law. Limited seating available. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by ELS. For more information, please contact Bradley Russian at bradley.russian@duke.edu.

  • Sep 26 2017 Jessup Cup Moot Court Final Round 5:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The intramural Jessup Cup is Duke Law's school-wide tournament based on The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Each Fall, Duke Law students compete for Moot Court Board membership by arguing a closed-universe international law problem before the International Court of Justice. Please join us as the top two competitors argue in the final round. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Gabrielle Skillings at dukejessupcupcoordinator@gmail.com.

  • Sep 26 An Evening with Duke Law 7:00 PMChicago, IL

    As he concludes his tenure as Dean of Duke Law School, Dean David F. Levi warmly invites alumni and friends to join us for an evening celebrating the Duke Law alumni community in Chicago. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a memorable evening with alumni and friends! Special thanks to Michael Dockterman J.D.'78 and Steptoe & Johnson LLP for hosting. Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 115 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60603. Coordinated by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Sep 27 Law Students for Life Welcome Breakfast 8:00 AMLaw School 4172

    Join Duke Law Students for Life for a kick-off breakfast. Biscuits and donuts from Rise will be served. Sponsored by DBA and Law Students for Life. For more information contact Hope Staneski at hope.staneski@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Sep 27 1Ls: How to Outline for Exams 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    This is an instructional program for first year students presented by Professor Casey Thomson on how to outline and how outlining helps to prepare a student for exams. This is part of the Academic Success series of programs and follows the summer briefing assignment and LEAD Week presentation by Professor Blocher. Sponsored by Assistant Dean Tia Barnes and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, please contact Pam Wyatt at pamela.wyatt@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 27 Human Rights in Practice: Scorecard Diplomacy 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Judith Kelley, Senior Associate Dean and Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, will give a lecture on her recently published book titled "Scorecard Diplomacy: Grading States to Influence their Reputation and Behavior." This lecture will address that, despite lacking traditional force, public grades are potent symbols that can evoke countries' concerns about their reputations and motivate them to address the problem. Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, will moderate. This is part of the Human Rights in Practice Series, which is organized by the International Human Rights Clinic and Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsors include the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture in the loggia. Lunch will be provided. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 27 LLM Bar Review Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    LLM students can join the regional attorney with Themis Bar Review for a lunch time question and answer session about using Themis for a US Bar Exam. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Themis Bar. For more information, please contact Kayla Kanary at kayla.kanary@themisbar.com.

  • Sep 27 International Food Fiesta and Fashion Show 5:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Join the Office of Student Affairs and the International Law Society for an evening of food and fashion. See styles from all over the globe and enjoy food prepared by your classmates. This year's Food Fiesta categories include best dessert, best spicy dish, best vegetarian dish, best dish on a public interest salary, most romantic dish, and most representative of your home country. Show off your cooking skills! Sign up to participate: https://law.duke.edu/students/intweek/dishes/! Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions about the Food Fiesta. If you have an international outfit or the desire to be a model for the international fashion show, let us know; we're always looking for more people to get involved! For more information about the fashion show, please contact Kelsey Glover at kelsey.glover@lawnet.duke.edu. Sponsored by OSA and ILS.

  • Sep 27 South Asian Law Students Association and Hispanic Law Students Association Welcome Dinner 6:00 PMLaw School 4040

    The South Asian Law Students Association and Hispanic Law Students Association would like to welcome all members to a joint welcome dinner. We will be assigning mentorship pairs, reviewing events through the year, and giving 1L members the chance to meet some of the 2Ls and 3Ls within the organizations. Sponsored by SALSA and HLSA. For more information, please contact Anupam Dalvi at anupam.dalvi@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

  • Sep 28 Dean's Cup Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    The Dean's Cup, initiated in 1963 by Deans E.R. Latty and J.D. Johnston, is Duke's premier oral advocacy competition. Held annually for second- and third-year students, the Dean's Cup seeks to highlight the school's best appellate advocates. The competition centers around a case taught in the Appellate Practice class offered every fall. The Moot Court Board will be hosting this informational meeting about the 2018 Dean's Cup. Attendance is required for those looking to participate in the 2018 Dean's Cup. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Maria Malas (maria.malas@duke.edu), Heather Cron (heather.cron@duke.edu), Juliana Finley (juliana.finley@duke.edu), or Tom Lynch (tom.lynch@duke.edu).

  • Sep 28 Duke Law Innocence Project Ethics Training 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Professor James Coleman will present a brief overview of the ethics issues implicated by work as part of the Duke Law Innocence Project. The intended audience will be incoming 1L DLIP members, to ensure that all of our students are prepared for client confidentiality issues and other ethical questions that may arise. Sponsored by Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Megan Ault at mea36@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28 Pathways to Employment in International Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Participate in a discussion on careers in international law with representatives from the American Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association. Moderated by Joshua Toman. Please register at https://americanbar.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8G5NbFE1fM2XM1f if you plan to attend. Sponsored by the American Bar Association Section on International Law in coordination with the North Carolina Bar Association International Law Section and the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Kelsey Glover at kelsey.glover@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28 Information Session with US Air Force JAG Corps 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Interested in working with the Air Force JAG Corps? A representative will be on campus to discuss the application process and what life as an Air Force JAG officer is like. It is highly suggested you attend this session if you are interested in applying for Air Force JAG opportunities. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at Dale.Malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 28 PILF Credit Card Training 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Interested in earning PILF hours? Come get trained on credit card machines in order to volunteer with PILF throughout the year. This training is mandatory for everyone wanting to volunteer for PILF merchandise sales. A representative from Duke's OIT will be there to walk us through the credit card transaction process. The training should take no more than 30 minutes, and you'll receive 0.5 hours for attending. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Courtney Magnus at courtney.magnus@duke.edu.

  • Sep 28 Duke Law & Technology Society Member Meeting 1:00 PMLaw School 4047

    This will be the first official meeting for the Duke Law & Technology Society. We will go over our agenda this semester and introduce projects that our members can start on right away. These meetings will serve as a forum for introducing new ideas, organizing into groups that are interested in making those ideas a reality, and getting as many students involved as possible. Sponsored by the Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Sean Semmler at sean.semmler@duke.edu.

Friday, September 29, 2017

  • Sep 29 Careers in Service Speaker Series: Non-Traditional Public Interest Careers 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join us to hear from a panel of lawyers doing non-traditional public interest legal work. Learn about their career paths and ask questions about how you too can do this work. Representatives include Leighton Roper (L'99, Duke University General Counsel's office); Troy Stock (L'10, Subcommittee on Information Technology of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform); Sherry Honeycutt Everett (private practice with Honeycutt Everett & Associates) and Lauren Mehta (L'08, Wounded Warrior Project). Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the Career and Professional Development Center and the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 29 Duke Law Innocence Project Training Seminar 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    During this session, new members of the Innocence Project will receive training information and meet their team leaders. Sponsored by the Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Megan Ault at dukelawinnocenceproject@gmail.com.

  • Sep 29 Duke Law Wellness: Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering at the Duke Gardens 1:00 PMSee description

    Take a break and relax at the Duke Gardens teahouse, where, as a guest to Tea, you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Enjoy this rich tradition over an enticing bowl of whisked green tea and a Japanese confection. A brief instruction will be given; no prior experience necessary. Space is limited; please RSVP to the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 29 BlockHack 2017 4:00 PMThe Bullpen at Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

    Blockchain technology is growing into an integral part of the Internet's evolution. At its most basic level, blockchain is a publicly verifiable distributed-ledger of records. But this technology has the power to eliminate the need for transaction intermediaries such as banks. By providing a completely secure way to engage in commerce, blockchain technology is an innovative platform fueling the growth of global economies. We will have panel discussions on blockchain implications ranging from finance to IoT to civic engagement. BlockHack 2017 is centered on ways to integrate blockchain in both public and private sectors. This hackathon will allow promising young techies to work together while applying blockchain towards some of the world's biggest problems. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu, Lee Reiners with the Global Financial Markets Center at reiners@law.duke.edu or John Fallone with The Lincoln Network at john@joinlincoln.org.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Sep 30 BlockHack 2017 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Blockchain technology is growing into an integral part of the Internet's evolution. At its most basic level, blockchain is a publicly verifiable distributed-ledger of records. But this technology has the power to eliminate the need for transaction intermediaries such as banks. By providing a completely secure way to engage in commerce, blockchain technology is an innovative platform fueling the growth of global economies. We will have panel discussions on blockchain implications ranging from finance to IoT to civic engagement. BlockHack 2017 is centered on ways to integrate blockchain in both public and private sectors. This hackathon will allow promising young techies to work together while applying blockchain towards some of the world's biggest problems. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu, Lee Reiners with the Global Financial Markets Center at reiners@law.duke.edu or John Fallone with The Lincoln Network at john@joinlincoln.org.

  • Sep 30 Jewish Law Student Association Yom Kippur Break Fast 5:30 PMSee description

    Please join JLSA for a Yom Kippur Break Fast at Dean Elvin's house! Follow this link to RSVP by September 22: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4uNIkUsF5g82usDARNeQgPnzzt8Rj.... Sponsored by JLSA. For more information and event address please contact Andrea Herman (andrea.herman@duke.edu) or Robin Hedvat (robin.hedvat@duke.edu).

Sunday, October 1, 2017

  • Oct 1 BlockHack 2017 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Blockchain technology is growing into an integral part of the Internet's evolution. At its most basic level, blockchain is a publicly verifiable distributed-ledger of records. But this technology has the power to eliminate the need for transaction intermediaries such as banks. By providing a completely secure way to engage in commerce, blockchain technology is an innovative platform fueling the growth of global economies. We will have panel discussions on blockchain implications ranging from finance to IoT to civic engagement. BlockHack 2017 is centered on ways to integrate blockchain in both public and private sectors. This hackathon will allow promising young techies to work together while applying blockchain towards some of the world's biggest problems. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu, Lee Reiners with the Global Financial Markets Center at reiners@law.duke.edu or John Fallone with The Lincoln Network at john@joinlincoln.org.

Monday, October 2, 2017

  • Oct 2 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 are unable to attend this lunch, there will be other opportunities to have lunch with the Dean this semester. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information or if you would like to attend, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, September 29 by 5:00 p.m.

  • Oct 2 Introduction to Corporate Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Maybe you have heard the term "Corporate law" but you aren't quite sure what it means. We're here to help! Our lunch event will feature a panel of transactional attorneys excited to share their experiences in corporate law. Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Aseda Ghartey-Tagoe at eag44@duke.edu.

  • Oct 2 Criminalization of HIV: A Conversation for Change 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Did you know that thirty-one states have HIV-specific criminal laws and twenty-five states criminalize one or more behaviors that pose a low or negligible risk for HIV transmission? Join If/When/How and OutLaw for a lunch discussion on criminalization of HIV and how it affects people living with HIV across the country and right here in North Carolina. Professor Carolyn McAllaster, Clinical Professor of Law, Founder of Duke Law's Health Justice Clivnic and Director of the HIV/AIDS Policy Clinic, will speak about laws that inappropriately criminalize people living with HIV. Lee Storrow, Executive Director of North Carolina AIDS Action Network, will speak about local advocacy efforts to change North Carolina's laws. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by If/When/How and OutLaw. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

  • Oct 2 Wrongful Convictions Day 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Duke Law's Innocence Project in celebrating National Wrongful Convictions Day! Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Juliana Finley at juliana.finley@duke.edu.

  • Oct 2 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Oct 2 Careers in International Law: International Arbitration 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Tatiana Sainati '13 and Ryan Mellske '09 for a discussion about international arbitration practice. Ms. Sainati and Mr. Mellske will discuss their work and career paths, spanning both public and private international law in the US and abroad, and share advice with students interested in entering the field. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 2 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.

  • Oct 2 Northern CA: College Sexual Assault - Going Beyond Awareness 9:00 PMSan Francisco, CA

    Duke Northern California Women's Forum and the Duke Law Club of Northern California invite alumni (across all Duke schools and affinity groups), parents, and their guests to join an important panel conversation about the wide-ranging issues facing both colleges and students when dealing with sexual assault on campus. We will discuss how legislators, government agencies, university officials, non-profit organizations, students, parents, and alumni can help prevent and address college sexual assault and gender violence. Lisa Krieger '77, an award-winning journalist for The San Jose Mercury News and the Bay Area News Group, will moderate the panel featuring: Dr. Elizabeth Hillman '89, President of Mills College, also has conducted extensive research on the history of sexual violence in military organizations and culture; Jessica Ladd, Co-Founder & CEO of Callisto, a non-profit tech company dedicated to creating technology to combat sexual assault and empower survivors; Kamilah Willingham, advocate, writer, speaker, and activist featured in the award-winning documentary The Hunting Ground; Arthur Zeidman J.D.'78, Ret. Regional Director of the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education. Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, One Market Plaza, Spear Tower, Suite 3300, San Francisco, CA 94105. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

  • Oct 3 North Carolina Judicial Fellowship Info Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    The North Carolina Judicial Fellowship is a brand new office within the N.C. Judicial Branch established, upon recommendation of the N.C. Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice, to provide independent legal research and writing support to the state's approximately 370 superior and district court judges. Fellowships are similar to traditional judicial clerkships, but Fellows have the unique opportunity to work with many different judges, who serve in over 100 courthouses and preside over all matters of state law. This information session will provide information about the Fellowship for any students who may be interested in applying for a two-year term beginning in either August 2018 or August 2019. Lunch will be provided. Contact Hannah David at Hannah.david@law.duke for more information. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Oct 3 National Security Law Society General Interest Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the National Security Law Society to discuss our plans for this year. Chick-fil-a will be provided. Sponsored by National Security Law Society. For more information, please contact Kara Iskenderian at Kara.Iskenderian@Duke.edu.

  • Oct 3 Transplanting International Courts: Law & Politics of the Andean Tribunal of Justice - Faculty Author Celebration 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Professor Laurence Helfer and co-author Karen J. Alter for a celebration and discussion of their new book, "Transplanting International Courts: Law & Politics of the Andean Tribunal of Justice," which provides a deep, systematic investigation of the most active and successful transplants of the European Court of Justice. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Melanie Dunshee at dunshee@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 3 Interested in Pursuing a Career in Academia? 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Interested in becoming a law professor? Please join the Law Teaching Committee for lunch as we discuss the nuts and bolts of entering academia. We will also be joined by distinguished Duke Alumni, Brad Wendel, J.D. '94, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and Margaret Hu, J.D. '00, Associate Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, who will share their experiences and answer questions. Lunch will be provided. Please 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.

  • Oct 3 Reflecting on HB2: Where Are We Now? 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join us for a panel discussion on recent developments to HB2, the controversial 'bathroom bill' in North Carolina that made national headlines. Panelists will include representatives from the ACLU of North Carolina and Equality NC, two organizations that have become particularly involved in the discussion, and will cover topics like the recent passage of HB142 and how this bill may impact the landscape looking forward. Lunch will be provided! Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Alexandra Zegger at alexandra.zegger@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  • Oct 4 CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Oct 4 Themis Bar Review Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join Themis Bar Review for more information about the course. You will learn about its unique and flexible teaching model as well as the optional tech package which includes an iPad Pro for you to keep. We will also provide information about our Public Interest Scholarship or Firm Billing options. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Themis Bar Review. For more information, please contact Kayla Kanary at kayla.kanary@themisbar.com.

  • Oct 4 1L Interest Meeting: JD-LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Join program director Prof. Kip Frey and law school administrators to learn about the joint JD and Masters (LLM) in Law & Entrepreneurship. This joint degree program enables students to earn both degrees in three years (plus a one-month 1L summer program). Current 2L and 3L JD-LLM-LE students will be on hand to share their experiences with the program. Students may apply to the LLM-LE during the fall semester of the 1L year. Sponsored by the LLM-LE program. Lunch will be served. For more information or to RSVP please contact Dean Barnes at barnes@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 4 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

  • Oct 4 "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" Viewing and Panel Discussion 5:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film, "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail." The film tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves - and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community - over the course of a five-year legal battle. Stick around after the film for a panel discussion featuring Duke Law professors Sam Buell, Jim Cox, and Lawrence Baxter. Food and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 4 International Law Society General Body Social 8:30 PMSee description

    Join ILS in welcoming all internationally minded students, LLMs, and new ILS members at trivia night at Bull McCabe's (427 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701)! Meet fellow ILS members and show off your trivia skills at the first mixer of the year! Trivia starts at 8:30 but come early to socialize and join a trivia team! Sponsored by the International Law Society For more information, contact Lauren Hughes at lauren.n.hughes@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

  • Oct 5 "Who's Your Daddy?" Human Cloning, Animal-human Hybrids & 3-parent Embryos 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the Federalist Society in welcoming Mr. Nik Nikas, President and General Counsel of the Bio-Ethics Defense Fund. Mr. Nikas will offer a general overview of the pressing moral issue of cloning and genetics, and why it matters to young law students. He will be joined by another Duke professor announced at a later date. Lunch (Chick-Fil-A) will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Patrick Butler at patrick.butler@duke.edu

  • Oct 5 LLM Alumni Panel on Career Opportunities in the U.S. 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

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

  • Oct 5 A Talk With ACLU of NC's Legal Director 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Christopher Brook, the Legal Director of ACLU of NC will come to discuss the current legal landscape in North Carolina. Sponsored by Duke Law ACLU. For more information, please contact Aishwarya Masrani at am578@duke.edu.

Friday, October 6, 2017

  • Oct 6 Prioritarianism in Practice Research Network 8:00 AMLaw School 3000

    While utilitarians seek to maximize the sum total of individual well-being, "prioritarians" give extra weight to the well-being of those who are worse off. The "Prioritarianism in Practice" research network aims to develop the theory and application of prioritarianism, to the point that it can function as a full-blown policy assessment tool. The PiP network is organized around a series of research projects, each headed by one or more leading experts. The network is directed by Matthew Adler (adler@law.duke.edu) and Ole Norheim (Ole.Norheim@uib.no). The research projects are: Theory of Prioritarianism, The Measurement of Social Progress, Optimal Taxation, Health Care, Environmental, Health and Safety Regulation, Climate Change, Education Policy, Empirical Research into Ethical Preferences, and Equality of Opportunity. This first workshop of the PiP network is sponsored by the Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy at Duke Law. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow and Carol Abken at clepp@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

  • Oct 7 Prioritarianism in Practice Research Network 8:00 AMLaw School 3000

    While utilitarians seek to maximize the sum total of individual well-being, "prioritarians" give extra weight to the well-being of those who are worse off. The "Prioritarianism in Practice" research network aims to develop the theory and application of prioritarianism, to the point that it can function as a full-blown policy assessment tool. The PiP network is organized around a series of research projects, each headed by one or more leading experts. The network is directed by Matthew Adler (adler@law.duke.edu) and Ole Norheim (Ole.Norheim@uib.no). The research projects are: Theory of Prioritarianism, The Measurement of Social Progress, Optimal Taxation, Health Care, Environmental, Health and Safety Regulation, Climate Change, Education Policy, Empirical Research into Ethical Preferences, and Equality of Opportunity. This first workshop of the PiP network is sponsored by the Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy at Duke Law. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow and Carol Abken at clepp@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

  • Oct 11 New York: International Alumni & Students Reception 6:00 PMNew York, NY

    The Duke International Advisory Board warmly invites you to a reception for Duke Law's international program graduates in the New York area and current LL.M. students. Hosted by the International Office. Location: Alston & Bird LLP, 90 Park Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10016-1387. For additional information, please contact Taylor Rowland at taylor.rowland@law.duke.edu.

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.

  • Oct 13 Duke-South Africa Conference on Comparative Foreign Relations Law 1:00 PMSee description

    The Duke-South Africa Conference on Comparative Foreign Relations Law, which is being organized by Duke Law School and is being held at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, brings together leading experts from around the world to compare and contrast how nations structure their decision-making about foreign affairs and how they incorporate international law within their domestic legal systems. The topics to be discussed include the making and application of treaties and other international agreements; decisions to withdraw from international commitments; the domestic incorporation and application of customary International law and jus cogens norms, including with respect to issues relating to sovereign and foreign official immunity; and decisions to use military force and participate in collective security. The conference will utilize a roundtable discussion format, and participants will also visit South Africa's Constitutional Court. To facilitate the discussion, each participant is preparing a draft chapter that will be circulated prior to the conference. These chapters will ultimately be included in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law. For more information, please see https://law.duke.edu/news/duke-south-africa-conference/ or contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • Oct 14 Duke-South Africa Conference on Comparative Foreign Relations Law 9:00 AMSee description

    The Duke-South Africa Conference on Comparative Foreign Relations Law, which is being organized by Duke Law School and is being held at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, brings together leading experts from around the world to compare and contrast how nations structure their decision-making about foreign affairs and how they incorporate international law within their domestic legal systems. The topics to be discussed include the making and application of treaties and other international agreements; decisions to withdraw from international commitments; the domestic incorporation and application of customary International law and jus cogens norms, including with respect to issues relating to sovereign and foreign official immunity; and decisions to use military force and participate in collective security. The conference will utilize a roundtable discussion format, and participants will also visit South Africa's Constitutional Court. To facilitate the discussion, each participant is preparing a draft chapter that will be circulated prior to the conference. These chapters will ultimately be included in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law. For more information, please see https://law.duke.edu/news/duke-south-africa-conference/ or contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Monday, October 16, 2017

  • Oct 16 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Oct 16 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, October 17, 2017

  • Oct 17 Moral Activism in North Carolina 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Local activists and attorneys come to Duke to talk about what grassroots movements entail. Sponsored by Duke Law ACLU. For more information please contact Ash Masrani at am578@duke.edu.

  • Oct 17 Info Session: Transactional Law Competition 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    In case you missed the first one, the Transactional Law Competition Board is holding an additional information session on our Fifth Annual Transactional Law Competition! Participants, paired in teams of two, will gain valuable real-life deal skills and exposure to transactional work by completing in a mini-transaction, marking up deal documents, and negotiating terms against an opposing team. The competition is judged by esteemed practitioners from all over the country, creating a great networking opportunity for participants, particularly 1Ls. This mock deal competition is open to all JD and LLM students. Lunch will be served! Sponsored by the Transactional Law Competition Board. For more information, please email erica.jutras@duke.edu.

  • Oct 17 Finding and Applying for International Summer Jobs 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Career & Professional Development Center and learn more about their resources for finding summer employment overseas. The topics discussed will include the array of international options available, including law firms, international organizations, and NGOs and how to find and apply for them. The event is sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

  • Oct 18 Virtual Reality in the Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Law and Technology Society will be hosting Helen Bertelli from Infinite Global to have a conversation on "Virtual Reality and the Law." Infinite Global is a communications firm providing PR, Branding, and Content to professional services firms and other businesses, with an initial focus on law firms. Now, Helen and her team are working to help their clients leverage virtual reality to improve their practices. Helen will discuss virtual reality generally, as well as how it can be used to enhance the legal practice. Before the talk, there will be a virtual reality demonstration in the library (RM 3211) from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Sponsored by Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Sean Semmler at sean.semmler@duke.edu.

  • Oct 18 Diversity of Thought: Finding Common Ground 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Diversity shapes our individual viewpoints, but how do we navigate the challenges it poses to us as a community? The ability to resolve conflicts is a critical skill for an attorney. Join Paul James, from the Duke University Office of Institutional Equity, for a dialogue about how to communicate effectively about diversity and embrace our differences, while finding common ground. Co-sponsored by the Center on Law, Race and Politics, Student Affairs, and the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 18 The Free Exercise Clause after Trinity Lutheran Church 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join us for a conversation about the recent Supreme Court decision in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, where the Court held that a state's denial of funding to a church for playground resurfacing violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. Professors Ernest Young and Stuart Benjamin from Duke Law and Professor Bill Marshall from UNC Law will analyze the decision and provide thoughts and commentary. Sponsored by ACS and the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Bryan Czako at bryan.czako@duke.edu or Patrick Butler at patrick.butler@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

  • Oct 19 Information Session for 1Ls about joint JD & LLM in International and Comparative Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Join co-directors Rachel Brewster and Larry Helfer, law school administrators, and current JD-LLM students to learn about the joint JD and Masters (LLM) in International and Comparative Law. JD-LLM program enables students to obtain both degrees in three years (and one month abroad during their 1L summer). The deadline for applying to the joint degree program is November 1. Students apply to the joint degree program during the first semester of their 1L year. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 19 Introduction to Litigation 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Come hear about the life of a litigation attorney! Free lunch, and free career advice- you can't beat it. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Aseda Ghartey-Tagoe at eag44@duke.edu.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • Oct 21 20th Annual Public Interest Retreat 12:00 PMOff-campus

    Students of all class years are invited to join us for the annual Public Interest Retreat. It is a day of fun, community and learning that culminates in a casual dinner. The Public Interest Retreat provides an opportunity for public interest and government-minded students to meet and mingle, engage with each other and hear from alumni. This year's retreat will be held at the lovely Camp Royall in Moncure, NC. More information coming soon. Please email Dean Stella Boswell with questions (boswell@law.duke.edu). Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the Career and Professional Development Center, the Government and Public Service Society and the Public Interest Law Foundation.

  • Oct 21 5th Annual Program in Law & Entrepreneurship Tailgate 12:00 PMLaw School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Mark your calendars for the annual trek to Durham for a mini-reunion and fun day with your Law & Entrepreneurship friends! Students, alumni, faculty, and their families in the Program in Law & Entrepreneurship are invited to join us for a fun tailgate prior to the Duke vs. Pittsburgh football game in the Beber Sculpture Garden (behind the Law School). Time TBD (2 hours prior to kickoff). Discounted game tickets will be available. More information forthcoming, but mark your calendars today! Sponsored by LLMLE. For more information, please contact llmle@law.duke.edu.

Monday, October 23, 2017

  • Oct 23 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.

  • Oct 23 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Oct 23 Southern Justice Spring Break Trip Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Student leaders from the Southern Justice Spring Break Trip will provide information on the various opportunities available for the annual spring break legal service trips. We are currently offering locations in New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA and Dilley, TX . Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information please contact Catherine Davis catherine.davis@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Oct 23 Baker Botts Reception for 1L Mock Interview Program 6:00 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join WLSA for an evening reception with representatives from Baker Botts on Monday, October 23rd. This is an excellent opportunity for 1Ls to meet Baker Botts attorneys and recruiters in a casual environment before the mock interview program on Tuesday. Light appetizers will be served. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by WLSA. Please contact Elizabeth Tobierre at elizabeth.tobierre@duke.edu with any questions.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

  • Oct 24 Baker Botts 1L Mock Interview Program 8:30 AMWashington Duke Inn

    Please join attorney representatives from Baker Botts and the Women Law Students Association for our annual 1L mock interview program. This is an excellent opportunity for 1Ls to practice their interviewing skills and to receive valuable constructive feedback from practicing attorneys. Interviews will last 20 minutes, with 10 minutes reserved for feedback. Please arrive 15 minutes before your interview time and bring two copies of your resume to the interview. Sign ups will go out two weeks in advance of the event. Mock interviews will take place at the Washington Duke Inn. Dress is business formal. Please look to your Career Planning Manual for advice on appropriate dress. Sponsored by Baker Botts LLP and WLSA. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Tobierre at ert12@duke.edu.

  • Oct 24 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project (VITA) is a pro bono project at the law school that works to generate approximately 1/2 million dollars annually for the greater Durham community. Duke Law VITA volunteers prepare income tax returns for low-income area residents. Join us to learn more about how you can get involved with VITA. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For information, please contact Zach Frye zachary.frye@lawnet.duke.edu and Andrew House andrew.house@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Oct 24 Theft! A History of Music Faculty Author celebration 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Professors Jamie Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins for a celebration of their new book, Theft! A History of Music - The Comic Book laying out a 2000-year long history of musical borrowing from Plato to rap. An epic battle between creatively and control. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean. For more information please contact Melanie Dunshee at dunshee@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 24 Legal Considerations for Addressing Harassment and Abuse in Sport (Multi-Jurisdictional Perspective) 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    As recent IOC Consensus Statement on Prevention of Harassment and Abuse in sports noted "[t]he promotion of safe sport is an urgent task and part of the broader international imperative for good governance in sport." Individuals and organizations including international organizations need to engage in effective leadership using legal tools and strategies for addressing these issues. What they are and what we can learn from multinational companies is going to be discussed by Professor Paul Haagen and Andrea Carska-Sheppard. This program is suitable for students and any individuals interested in good governance in sports. Andrea Carska-Sheppard is a Member of the Court of Arbitration for Sports, IOC Working Group - Prevention of Harassment and Abuse in Sport, Co-Author of the IOC Consensus Statement on Prevention of Harassment and Abuse in Sports, licensed lawyer in New York State, Ontario, UK Soli. Sponsored by Professor Paul Haagen. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  • Oct 25 Financial Regulation: from Dodd-Frank to Now 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join us for a conversation with former Democratic Congressman Barney Frank and former Deputy Treasury Secretary, Sarah Bloom Raskin. Mr. Frank and Mrs. Raskin will be discussing their thoughts on the current state of financial regulation and how the finance industry has evolved post financial crisis. Co-sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center and Rethinking Regulation. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu

  • Oct 25 1L Required Event: Intro to the 1L Job Search 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    How do you find a 1L job? When and where should you start looking? In our final required program of the semester, we will answer those questions, introduce you to our job search resources, and lay the groundwork for your 1L job search. Lunch will be provided. The live panel will be in room 3041 and the event will be streamed live into room 3037. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 25 Human Rights in Practice Lecture 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    This talk will feature Eric Gitari, the Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC). This is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, which is co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, Center for International and Comparative Law, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

  • Oct 26 Universal Basic Income: A Primer 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Federalist Society presents a panel discussion about the pros and cons of Universal Basic Income. We hope you will join us. Sponsored by Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Logan Page at logan.page@duke.edu.

  • Oct 26 Careers in Technology and Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Duke Law alumni will share their experiences working in law and technology! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Asian Law Students Association. For more information, email Kimmi Pham at kimmi.pham@duke.edu.

  • Oct 26 From Animal Abuse to Domestic Violence 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join us for a panel discussion to learn about the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty, and how it is relevant in the criminal system. Sponsored by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Coalition Against Gendered Violence, and the Duke Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Leigh Markowitz at Leigh.markowitz@duke.edu.

  • Oct 26 Fall Leadership Weekend & Alumni Board Meetings 5:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Sponsored by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 27, 2017

  • Oct 27 Leading Forward: Duke Law Community Celebration Weekend 1:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27 Duke Law Yoga 1:30 PMWilson Recreation Center

    Duke Bar Association invites you to join us at Duke's Wilson Gym for our weekly, law school only (!) workout classes. We have a fabulous teacher and a private class. All levels are welcome. Yoga will be held in Wilson Gym, Room 110. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Kelsey Moore at kelsey.moore@duke.edu.

  • Oct 27 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. Space is limited; please RSVP to the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27 Equal Justice Works Reception - Washington, D.C. 5:00 PMOff-campus

    All Duke alumni in the DC area are welcome to join us for a reception recognizing D.C. area Duke Law School alumni practicing in government and public interest law. Come and share information and advice about your work with current Duke Law students who will be in D.C. for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the Career and Professional Development Center and the Duke Law Alumni Office. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

  • Oct 30 White House Counsel Neil Eggleston 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Come hear Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel for President Obama, speak about his experience as White House Counsel. Lunch with be served. Sponsored by ACS. For more information please contact Paul Brzyski at paul.brzyski@duke.edu.

  • Oct 30 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Oct 30 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, October 31, 2017

  • Oct 31 Professional Sports and the Law: A Conversation with Billy Traurig 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society for a conversation with Billy Traurig, the General Counsel of the Carolina Hurricanes. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by SELS. For more information please contact Dan Weissman at dew21@duke.edu.

  • Oct 31 Judicial Clerkships and Internships 101 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Working for a judge is a unique legal experience. Attend this program to learn more about judicial internships and externships, what the job entails, and the benefits to you. We will go over the process and timelines for applying and what you can be doing now. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information please contact Hannah David at hannah.david@law.duke.edu

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  • Nov 1 Calm by and De-stress with Aromatherapy! 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Take a moment out of your busy day to make your own relaxing aromatherapy room spray! Duke Wellness will be here to help you create an aromatherapy room spray to take home and enjoy. Information about other great resources to help you de-stress will also be available. Stop by the Star Commons foyer from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and enjoy a moment of relaxation. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Duke Wellness. For any questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 1 What to do about North Korea? 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Major General, USAF (Ret.) Charlie Dunlap, former deputy Judge Advocate General of the Air Force and director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, will speak on the current situation in North Korea and its potential ramifications. Another speaker will be announced at a later date. Lunch (Chick-Fil-A) will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Patrick Butler at patrick.butler@duke.edu.

  • Nov 1 Black Law Students Association Outlining Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    A panel of 2L and 3L students will be discussing exam preparation tips and strategies, as well as when and how to start outlining. This event is open to all first year students. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Marnishia Jernigan at mlj46@duke.edu.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

  • Nov 2 1L Job Search: Summer Diversity Fellowships Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Many law firms sponsor employment and educational programs for 1L law students from diverse backgrounds. These fellowship/scholarship opportunities may include summer employment, training programs, and opportunities for networking and career development. Please join us to learn about applying for these unique opportunities as well as to discuss the importance of diversity in the legal profession. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Nov 2 Careers in International Law: International Trade and Investment 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join David Ross '93 for a wide-ranging conversation about trade negotiations, export controls, and negotiation of international agreement. Mr. Ross serves as Counsel in the Washington, DC office of WilmerHale, focusing his practice on advising domestic and international clients on a broad range of regulatory and compliance matters. Mr. Ross spent four years as an International Trade Counsel on the minority staff of the Senate Finance Committee and eight years as attorney-adviser at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, where he represented the U.S. government before the World Trade Organization. Mr. Ross will discuss his career path, spanning both U.S. government and private practice, and offer advice to students interested in careers involving international trade, federal government, and foreign relations. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 3, 2017

  • Nov 3 Rethinking Ocean Conservation: Technology and Law in Action 8:30 AMTBD

    DELPF's 2017 symposium will look at the major challenges the oceans currently face, ocean conservation success stories, and how law and new technologies are being used to change how we think about ocean conservation and governance. Three expert panels will discuss these themes, followed by three breakout sessions where students and other attendees will have a chance to work in small groups with experts to address three distinct ocean challenges. Each group will focus their discussion around a series of questions related to the specific ocean challenge. Finally, the experts leading the discussions will come together for one more panel to discuss general thoughts on the breakout sessions. The symposium will end with refreshments and a networking opportunity for panelists and students. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The 2017 symposium is being held in conjunction with the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic's 10th anniversary celebration. Co-sponsored by DELPF and the Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. For registration, please see the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5F9T5D. For more information, please contact Teddy Wan at theodore.wan@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Nov 3 Duke Law Yoga 1:30 PMWilson Recreation Center

    Duke Bar Association invites you to join us at Duke's Wilson Gym for our weekly, law school only (!) workout classes. We have a fabulous teacher and a private class. All levels are welcome. Yoga will be held in Wilson Gym, Room 110. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Kelsey Moore at kelsey.moore@duke.edu.

Monday, November 6, 2017

  • Nov 6 Privacy, Poverty and The State 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Professor Goodwin's paper marks the eve of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's death. Drawing from his 1966 acceptance speech of Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger award, she highlights Dr. King's commitment to reproductive justice and rights. She explains that despite Dr. King's vision for future wherein family planning would not be stunted by "unjust laws," stunningly these challenges in our society remain. Examples of this can be found in recent federal legislation to revise Title X, granting states the authority to exclude providers that perform abortions from the program-even though such clinics are the only local options for most poor women in the United States. The paper issues a warning call, highlighting the ramifications of trampling reproductive privacy and rights, including increased rates of unintended pregnancies, entrenchment of poverty, and even maternal mortality. Sponsored by ACS, WLSA and If/When/How. For more information, please contact Stephanie Funk at stephanie.funk@duke.edu.

  • Nov 6 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.

  • Nov 6 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Nov 6 The Role of a Magistrate Judge 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join the Federalist Society in welcoming Judge Robert Numbers II, Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Judge Numbers will describe his path to the magistrate bench, his day-to-day duties, and the place of magistrate judges within the federal judiciary. Lunch (Chick-Fil-A) will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Patrick Butler at patrick.butler@duke.edu

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

  • Nov 8 Exam Preparation with Black Law Students Association 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    This event will focus on exam preparation strategies. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Marnishia Jernigan at mlj46@duke.edu.

  • Nov 8 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 are unable to attend this lunch, there will be other opportunities to have lunch with the Dean this semester. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information or if you would like to attend, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, Nov. 3 by 5:00 p.m.

  • Nov 8 LLM Interviewing and Networking Skills Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Designed specifically for LLM students, this interactive presentation will focus on interviewing skills and techniques designed to help students prepare for the International Student Interview Program in January. The workshop will address the basics of interview preparation and help you master more advanced skills such as handling open-ended questions with confidence, addressing difficult or uncomfortable questions, and crafting thoughtful questions to ask the interviewer. The event is sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

  • Nov 9 Mergers & Acquisitions 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Business Law Society invites you to learn from current practitioners about the general structure of a M&A deal, the role that lawyers play in these transactions, and the skill sets to develop during law school to prepare for a successful career in M&A. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Aseda Ghartey-Tagoe at eag44@duke.edu.

  • Nov 9 Cover Letter Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Cover letters are not just an essential part of your job application materials. They are also your first writing sample that a prospective employer will see. Join us for an overview of what employers are looking for in a cover letter, common mistakes to avoid, and tips for making your cover letter successful. This program will be followed by the opportunity to sign up for open review sessions with Career Counselors. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Monday, November 13, 2017

  • Nov 13 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Nov 13 E-Discovery in Big Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Partners at major law firms will discuss how they use technology in litigation and why more law students should master the processes and tools used in e-discovery today. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by EDRM - Judicial Studies. For more information, please contact Lora Beth Farmer at lora.farmer@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 13 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, November 14, 2017

  • Nov 14 1L Required Event: Successful Interviewing for Lawyers: Telling Your Story 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The key to a successful interview is learning how to tell your story effectively. Join the Career Center and your 2L/3L Duke Law classmates for a panel discussion on how to prepare for interviews, what to expect, and tips and strategies for successful interviews. We strongly encourage all 1Ls to attend this session. Lunch will be provided. The live panel will be in room 3041 and the event will be streamed live into room 3037. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

  • Nov 15 Pride in the Courtroom: A Conversation with Judge Todd Hughes 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join us for a conversation with Judge Todd Hughes, the first openly gay person confirmed to a federal appellate court. Nominated by President Obama in 2013, Judge Hughes sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit where he hears a broad array of appeals, especially those regarding intellectual property. Judge Hughes will reflect on his career, both in the Justice Department and on the Federal Circuit, and will discuss live issues in the law and effective strategies for oral advocates, young lawyers, and potential clerks. Sponsored by American Constitution Society and OutLaw. For more information, please contact Hugh Hamilton at hugh.hamilton@duke.edu.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • Nov 16 1L Photoshoot 8:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Photographers will be in the Blue Lounge on Thursday, November 16 and Friday November 17 to take professional headshots for the 1L class. These headshots will be used in the Employer Guide for 1L & 2L recruiting. All 1Ls should participate. You must dress in business attire. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Nov 16 Lunch with Cadwalader Veterans Network 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Join the Veterans Assistance Project and the Cadwalader Veterans Network for a discussion about practicing law as a veteran. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft. For more information, contact Shawn Kim at shawn.kim@duke.edu.

  • Nov 16 From Russia with Obstruction: President Trump and the Special Investigation 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join David French, Staff Writer at the National Review, for a discussion on President Trump and the Russia controversy. Another speaker will be announced at a later date. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Patrick Butler at patrick.butler@duke.edu.

  • Nov 16 Pie & Cider with OSA 2:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Get in the holiday spirit with some pie and cider, served by the Office of Student Affairs! Students, faculty, and staff welcome. Sponsored by OSA. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 17, 2017

  • Nov 17 The Rights of the Child in a Globalized World 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.

  • Nov 17 Corporate Rights and International Law Seminar 11:30 AMLaw School 4047

    A faculty seminar open to interested students featuring Andrew Fitzmaurice (Professor of History at the University of Sydney) and Stephen Press (Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University). These workshops are sponsored by the Mellon Foundation-funded yearlong Sawyer Seminar series on "Corporate Rights and International Law: Past, Present, and Future." Additional co-sponsors include the Franklin Humanities Institute, Center for International and Comparative Law, and the History Department. For more information, please see https://sites.duke.edu/corporations/. To RSVP and for the papers, please contact Charlie Bartlett at charles.bartlett@duke.edu.

  • Nov 17 Duke Law Yoga 1:30 PMWilson Recreation Center

    Duke Bar Association invites you to join us at Duke's Wilson Gym for our weekly, law school only (!) workout classes. We have a fabulous teacher and a private class. All levels are welcome. Yoga will be held in Wilson Gym, Room 110. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Kelsey Moore at kelsey.moore@duke.edu.

Monday, November 20, 2017

  • Nov 20 Human Rights in Practice Lecture 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    This talk will feature Blaine Bookey, the Co-Legal Director at the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at University of California Hastings College of the Law. This is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, which is co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, Center for International and Comparative Law, Human Rights Law Society, International Law Society, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 20 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Nov 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.

Monday, November 27, 2017

  • Nov 27 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Nov 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.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

  • Nov 30 Last Day of Class: Celebration for 1Ls 2:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Congrats to the 1L students for finishing your last class of the fall semester! Come celebrate with the Office of Student Affairs with cake. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

  • Dec 3 Exam Study Break: Bo-Break 6:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Take a break from studying with some delicious Bojangles biscuits and coffee, served to you by the Student Affairs staff! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

Monday, December 4, 2017

  • Dec 4 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.

  • Dec 4 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

  • Dec 13 Exam Study Break: Therapy Dogs 1:00 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

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

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sunday, January 7, 2018

  • Jan 7 2017 Transactional Law Competition 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    2017 marks the Fifth Annual Transactional Law Competition. Students will compete in document mark-up and negotiation of a corporate transaction scenario for a fun and educational opportunity to learn more about transactional practice. Practicing attorneys from a variety of firms will judge the event. An awards and networking reception for competitors and judges will follow the competition and provide recap and feedback of the event. The first place teams from each side of the transaction will be invited to represent Duke at competitions in Boulder, CO and Athens, GA. The first place and second place teams from each side of the transaction will be invited to join the Transactional Law Competition Board. Sponsored by the Transactional Law Competition Board. For more information, please contact Mack Montgomery at pmm48@duke.edu.

Monday, January 8, 2018

  • Jan 8 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.

  • Jan 8 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

  • Jan 22 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Jan 22 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.

Monday, January 29, 2018

  • Jan 29 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Jan 29 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.

Friday, February 2, 2018

  • Feb 2 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy Symposium: Amending the Constitution 9:00 AMTBD

    The Constitution was never intended to be a perfect document, yet amendments to the Constitution have come very infrequently. Come join the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy in our annual symposium: Amending the Constitution. Several prominent Constitutional Law scholars will propose camera-ready examples of Constitutional Amendments and discuss and debate the merits of each proposal. We hope to see you there. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Feb 2 ESQ 4:30 PMLaw School 3041

    ESQ is a phenomenal way to kick off your 1L internship hunt, practice your networking skills, and get a hard start networking for OCI. The symposium is a great combination of break-out panels and formal and informal networking time. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Aseda Ghartey-Tagoe at essie.ghartey.tagoe@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

  • Feb 3 ESQ 8:30 AMLaw School 3041

    ESQ is a phenomenal way to kick off your 1L internship hunt, practice your networking skills, and get a hard start networking for OCI. The symposium is a great combination of break-out panels and formal and informal networking time. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Aseda Ghartey-Tagoe at essie.ghartey.tagoe@duke.edu.

Monday, February 5, 2018

  • Feb 5 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 5 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, February 9, 2018

  • Feb 9 Advocating for Environmental Justice 8:30 AMTBD

    The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic is hosting a half-day 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.

  • Feb 9 Advocating for Environmental Justice Reception 3:45 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic for a reception following the Advocating for Environmental Justice conference. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by 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.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

  • Feb 10 Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium 12:30 PMFuqua School of Business

    Please join us for the Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium. Sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information please contact Daniel Weissman at dew21@duke.edu.

Monday, February 12, 2018

  • Feb 12 I HEART DC 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Asian Law Students Association for the "I Heart" Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three biggest legal markets for corporate work. The I HEART DC panel will showcase alumni working in the DC area to address regional considerations such as practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. More information regarding panelists will follow. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by ALSA and the DBA. For more information, please contact Victoria Tan at victoria.tan@duke.edu.

  • Feb 12 Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy Symposium 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy's Annual Symposium: Women and Diversity in the Workplace. Sponsored by DJGLP. For more information, please contact Matthew Lang at matthew.lang@duke.edu.

  • Feb 12 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 12 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, February 13, 2018

  • Feb 13 Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy Symposium 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy's Annual Symposium: Women and Diversity in the Workplace. Sponsored by DJGLP. For more information, please contact Matthew Lang at matthew.lang@duke.edu.

  • Feb 13 Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy - Matthew Adler Faculty Book Celebration 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join Professor Matthew Adler for a celebration and discussion of his new Oxford Handbook co-edited with Marc Fleurbaey of Princeton University. The Handbook represents a definitive guide to research on individual well-being and on the existing and emerging tools for evaluating public policy in light of well-being. Contributions from internationally renowned economists and philosophers explore different methodologies for policymaking, from standard approaches such as cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and gross domestic product (GDP), to newer tools from emerging fields of research such as happiness studies. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean. For more information contact Melanie Dunshee at dunshee@law.duke.edu

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

  • Feb 19 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 19 I HEART NY 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Asian Law Students Association for the "I Heart" Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three biggest legal markets for corporate work. The I HEART NY panel will showcase alumni working in the NY area to address regional considerations such as practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. More information regarding panelists will follow. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by ALSA and the DBA. For more information, please contact Victoria Tan at victoria.tan@duke.edu.

  • Feb 19 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, February 20, 2018

  • Feb 20 Dean's Cup Final Round 5:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Law Moot Court Board invites you to the final round of this year's Dean's Cup, Duke's premier oral advocacy competition. The Honorable Pam Harris, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Amul Roger Thapar, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Srikanth Srinivasan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will preside. Exact time TBD. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more info, please contact Juliana Finley at juliana.finley@duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

  • Feb 21 The Role of a Judge with Judge Amul Thapar 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join the Federalist Society in welcoming Judge Amul Thapar, a United States Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. A former United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Judge Thapar was the first confirmed judicial nominee of the new administration. He has enjoyed a distinguished career in private practice, in public service as U.S. Attorney, and as a jurist. Judge Thapar will speak on the proper role of a judge within the constitutional structure, as well as his own career. Lunch with be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact patrick.butler@duke.edu.

Monday, February 26, 2018

  • Feb 26 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 26 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, February 27, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

  • Mar 5 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 5 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.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

  • Mar 19 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 19 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 20, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

  • Mar 23 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 24, 2018

  • Mar 24 Admitted Students Open House 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

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

Monday, March 26, 2018

  • Mar 26 I HEART CA 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Asian Law Students Association for the "I Heart" Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three biggest legal markets for corporate work. The I HEART CA panel will showcase alumni working in the CA area to address regional considerations such as practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. More information regarding panelists will follow. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by ALSA and the DBA. For more information, please contact Victoria Tan at victoria.tan@duke.edu.

  • Mar 26 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 26 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 27, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

  • Apr 2 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Apr 2 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.

Monday, April 9, 2018

  • Apr 9 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.

  • Apr 9 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, April 13, 2018

  • Apr 13 Reunion 2018 10:00 AMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    On April 13-15, 2018, we will welcome back graduating classes ending in 3 or 8 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 Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 16, 2018

  • Apr 16 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any requests submitted for budgetary allocations. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. This meeting is open to all who wish to see where DBA funds go. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

  • May 11 Graduation Family Barbecue 5:00 PMSee description

    More details to follow. Event will be held at The Rickhouse, 609 Foster Street, Durham. For more information, contact Student Affairs.

  • May 11 Candlelight Dinner (International students and guests) 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    This event proves to be one of the most special of the year, as international students' and LLM students' families and friends travel from around the world to share in graduation. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. Attendance is free. Business casual to semi-formal attire is recommended. For more information, please contact Suzanne Brown at brown@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

  • May 12 Law School Hooding Ceremony 5:30 PMCameron Indoor Stadium

    More details to follow. For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • Nov 1 Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The 2018-2019 Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law will be presented by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon of Singapore. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.