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Monday, October 25, 2021

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Students are invited to meet with Dean Abrams and talk about their law school experience. Seating is limited and spots fill quickly. Lunch will be provided. RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5Bgpm3tq0i2UYFo Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Jackson Walker's Trey McDonald shares his experience as a Texan litigator. Lunch provided after the event. Sponsored by Duke Law Texas Club. For more information, please contact John Wiener at jbw73@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    While much attention has been paid to the human rights fallout of national security measures post-9/11, one area that is consistently overlooked is the impact of such measures on the family-both as a unit and for individual family members. This is the case with administrative and criminal measures that impact the family unit or members. Join Fatima Ahdash, Goldsmiths, University of London; Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, University of Minnesota; & Jayne Huckerby, Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic; to discuss the range of ways in which national security policies both mobilize and impact families across the globe and analyzing the role various legal and other institutions in facilitating these adverse impacts. Organized by the Center for International & Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsors: Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; Human Rights Law Society; & International Law Society. The event is free and open to all; no registration required. Grab-and-go lunch available after program. Livestream: https://bit.ly/3kEZPdS. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu or visit https://bit.ly/3kCOQ4V

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Law & Economics Society for a spooktacular panel with 2Ls to learn more about their 1L summer work experiences at the intersection of Law & Economics. Some of the represented positions include work with the SEC, FTC, and Duke Faculty. Sponsored by the Law & Economics Society. Please RSVP by October 19th at https://forms.gle/kDMs9dT12NVnjMMe7. For more information, please contact Shan Shan at shan.shan213@duke.edu. Grab and go food will be available at the end of the event.

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a virtual fireside chat with Ari Redbord, the head of legal and government affairs for the blockchain intelligence firm, TRM Labs. Prior to joining TRM Labs, Ari served at the United States Department of the Treasury as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary and the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. In this capacity, Ari worked with teams from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and other Treasury and interagency components on issues related to cryptocurrency, sanctions, the Bank Secrecy Act, and anti-money laundering strategies. Prior to his role at Treasury, Ari served for 11 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center and the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. Register at https://bit.ly/3Cgcqu6. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    This event is for the Duke Law School Community only. "Supreme Court Moot: Ramirez v. Collier" Duke Law faculty will moot Texas Solicitor General Judd Stone in preparation for his oral argument for the respondent in the capital case Ramirez v. Collier. This section 1983 case will address whether the State's decision allowing the presence of Ramirez's pastor in the execution chamber, but forbidding the pastor from touching Ramirez or audibly praying, substantially burdens religious exercise, so as to require the State to justify the deprivation as the least restrictive means of advancing a compelling governmental interest. Sponsored by Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Marin Levy at levy@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join attorney representatives from Baker Botts and the Women Law Students Association for a virtual reception prior to the annual 1L mock interview program. The reception is an excellent opportunity for 1Ls to meet interviewers in a casual environment and to practice networking skills. Sign ups will go out approximately two weeks in advance of the event. The reception will take place virtually. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by Baker Botts LLP and WLSA. For more information, please contact Paget Barranco at paget.barranco@duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

  • Virtual

    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. Sign ups will go out approximately two weeks in advance of the event. Mock interviews will take place virtually. 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 Paget Barranco at paget.barranco@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3210 Flex Learning

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Dreisen Heath of Human Rights Watch to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal, small-group setting with a human rights practitioner. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    ¿Hablas español? Do you want to practice your Spanish-language skills while meeting new people? Bring your lunch and join Duke Law faculty, staff, JDs, and LLMs under the tent in the Beber Sculpture Garden each Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 for a Spanish conversation group. No minimum language skill required - just the motivation to spend an hour speaking Spanish. We don't promise that you'll be able to explain the Rule Against Perpetuities in Spanish by the time you're done, but we do guarantee a good time. If it is raining hard at 12:30, we will cancel until the next week. For questions, please reach out to Anne Gordon (agordon@law.duke.edu), Ivy Moore (ivy.moore@duke.edu), or Carla Gonzalez (Carla.gonzalez114@duke.edu).

  • Virtual

    Novel Justice is a book event series hosted by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. We invite authors to discuss recently published criminal justice books and to engage in Q&A with faculty and students. Carissa Hessick is the Ransdell Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she also serves as the director of the Prosecutors and Politics Project. Her book, Punishment Without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining Is a Bad Deal, a provocative and timely exploration of how plea bargaining prevents true criminal justice reform and how we can fix it. The book, out Oct. 12, can be pre-ordered here: https://bit.ly/CHessick. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Hessick about her work. Registration is required. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/Pleabargaining. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    Hoping to make your career in public interest? Meet and network with other OutLaw members interested in Government and PI, share tips for the summer internship and career search, and enjoy some good conversation with the queer PI community. Contact Tessa Young (Tessa.Young@duke.edu) for more information. Sponsored by OutLaw. Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3FMeixa

  • Law School 4049

    On October 26 - one year after Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation - People's Parity Project and Take Back the Court are hosting a rally to demand our elected leaders pass the Judiciary Act of 2021 and add four seats to the Supreme Court. Speakers include Senators Ed Markey and Tina Smith, Representative Mondaire Jones, activists Ady Barkan and Jess McIntosh, and more. We will be livestreaming the event and providing resources about getting involved with court reform. Feel free to come late or leave early! Sponsored by the American Constitution Society (ACS). For more information, please contact Lily Talerman at lily.talerman@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Legal Observing is a longstanding practice and flagship program of National Lawyers Guild. Once trained as a legal observer, you can help out by observing protests and direct actions - ensuring people's right to protest is physically and legally protected. RSVP to attend at: bit.ly/Duke-LO. Sponsored by National Lawyers Guild. Contact Ali Rosenblatt with any questions (ali.rosenblatt@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3041

    The Moot Court Board will host the 2021 Jessup Cup. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Erin Flood at erin.n.flood@duke.edu or Erodita Herrera at erodita.herrera@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

  • Law School 4000

    The Duke Law Music Association is holding its fall general body meeting. Join us to learn about upcoming events and connect with other musicians and music lovers. Board elections will take place at this meeting -- if you are interested in running, please prepare to introduce yourself and your interest (approx. 1 minute per person). To-go lunches will be provided at the end of the meeting. Sponsored by DLMA and DBA. For more information, please contact Ashly Riches at alr93@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join the Business Law Society as we prepare you for networking events with firms and other private employers. Sponsored by BLS. For more information about how to register, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Journalism is one of the most powerful mediums in storytelling, education and shining a light on systemic injustices. Criminal justice reporting, in particular, can be crucial to bridging a gap between those who have experienced the system and those who have not. Journalists covering this beat educate the masses about complex legal systems and processes, and often bring to the forefront underrepresented issues. Join us for a roundtable discussion with three renowned journalists who cover the criminal legal system. Speakers are Emily Bazelon, a staff writer at New York Times Magazine, author and a lecturer in law, senior research scholar in law, and Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School; Madeleine Baran, an investigative reporter for APM Reports and the host and lead reporter of the podcast In the Dark; and Liliana Segura, an award-winning investigative journalist at The Intercept. There will be time for Q&A. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/crimjournos. Sponsored by the Wilson Center and co-sponsored by the Criminal Law Society. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

Monday, November 01, 2021

  • Law School Star Commons

    Halloween may be over, but Tricky Dick is keeping the party going with Tricky Dick or Treat! Stop by the table outside of Star Commons, answer trivia questions about Duke's most infamous alumnus, and see if you get a trick or a treat. Sponsored by Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Clara Nieman at clara.nieman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Are you PI-focused but planning to work at a firm first? Are you unsure about how to navigate that transition? Come and learn from lawyers who have done it before to learn how you can set yourself up for success. Sponsored by the Government & Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Mikaela Schulz at mikaela.schulz@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for a panel of 2L and 3L students who will speak about their experiences during their first law school summer working, volunteering, and researching in North Carolina. Please bring all your questions as there will be plenty of time for Q&A. This description will be updated as the event develops. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club and DBA. For more information, please contact Marino Leone at Marino.Leone@duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

  • Law School 4042

    Join us for a conversation with Duke Law alumnus Sandeep Vaheesan (Legal Director, Open Markets Institute) about recent executive and agency efforts to innovate and reform competition law and policy, including the whole-of-government approach toward reinvigorating competition policy in President Biden's recent executive order and FTC Chair Lina Khan's agenda for enforcing fair competition law. Sponsored by the Competition Law Society. Please contact Connor Leydecker at cl493@duke.edu for more information. Register Here: https://forms.gle/4TeTGchVDke1wkuV9

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    ¿Hablas español? Do you want to practice your Spanish-language skills while meeting new people? Bring your lunch and join Duke Law faculty, staff, JDs, and LLMs under the tent in the Beber Sculpture Garden each Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 for a Spanish conversation group. No minimum language skill required - just the motivation to spend an hour speaking Spanish. We don't promise that you'll be able to explain the Rule Against Perpetuities in Spanish by the time you're done, but we do guarantee a good time. If it is raining hard at 12:30, we will cancel until the next week. For questions, please reach out to Anne Gordon (agordon@law.duke.edu), Ivy Moore (ivy.moore@duke.edu), or Carla Gonzalez (Carla.gonzalez114@duke.edu).

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

  • Law School 3043

    Join us for a talk with Michele Krech, JSD Candidate at NYU Law, on the global governance of sex and gender in sport. As competitive sport spans the globe, so too do the gender ideologies that it conveys - particularly through rules governing eligibility for women's competition. This talk will offer an overview of the various legal and regulatory regimes that have something to say about who should be allowed to participate in women's sport. By illustrating the interaction - and lack thereof - between private sporting rules and human rights law, this talk will highlight gaps in accountability that constrain possibilities for justice. This discussion is part of the Series on the Regulation of Gender and Sport. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild and OutLaw. Register here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Jyqy32qcNGM44e For more information or a zoom option, please contact Claudia Benz at claudia.benz@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    In a relatively short period of time, China has gone from being perceived as an innovation laggard to being viewed as an "innovation juggernaut." Has China's "long march" to become a global technological leader been successful? What are the realistic prospects for China's innovation system, especially in light of Western constraints on cross-border research collaboration and the flow of advanced know-how into China in fields like semiconductors and artificial intelligence? This panel of seasoned experts will provide insights into the key variables that will shape China's emerging technological trajectory: Paul Triolo, Eurasia Group; Craig Allen, US-China Business Council; and Matt Turpin, Hoover Institution; moderated by Denis Simon, Executive Director of the Center. Sponsored by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law; co-sponsored by the Duke University Center for International & Global Studies and the Duke University Asian/Pacific Studies Institute. Registration required: https://bit.ly/3iyzAV2. More information: https://bit.ly/3dsFG6g. Or contact Balfour Smith: bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join Professors Blocher and Miller for a live reaction to the oral arguments in New York State Rifle & Pistol v. Bruen as they discuss each sides' arguments and how the Justices responded to them. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Mark Scalzo at mark.scalzo@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

Thursday, November 04, 2021

  • Law School 3037

    What are employers looking for in a diversity fellowship applicant? Why do firms value diversity programs? Join us for a panel of law firm attorneys sharing insights into the hiring process and role of diversity in the workplace. The Panel will be featuring representatives from organizations with diversity fellowships. Panelists will share information about the benefits and process of applying for these opportunities. Representatives from Cleary Gottlieb, Gibson Dunn, K&L Gates, Sidley Austin, and Winston & Strawn, will join to share their perspectives. Students interested in diversity fellowships should also consider attending the virtual Sharing Our Affinities: A 1L Diversity Networking Event. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Jasminka at jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu. Grab and go food will be provided.

Friday, November 05, 2021

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Monday, November 08, 2021

  • Law School 3041

    Please join the Business Law Society for a conversation with Shami Patel, a senior advisor to a sponsor investing in special purpose acquisition corporations. The conversation will be moderated by Caroline Gottschalk, a senior lecturing fellow at Duke Law and a partner in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's Corporate Department. The conversation will cover what SPAC issuances and de-SPAC transactions are along with recent trends and regulation concerns surrounding SPACs. Sponsored by Caroline Gottschalk, Shami Patel and BLS. Please email Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4000

    Please join the Health Law Society for a panel of current students discussing their summer internships in health law related fields. Sponsored by Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Olivia Ferris at olivia.ferris@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for an insightful conversation with Anders C. Jessen LLM '88, Deputy Director and Head of Unit, Regional Fisheries Management Organizations, European Commission and Dr. Lars Feuerpeil LLM'97, VP Law Head of Law Europe & APAC, Henkel for a wide-ranging discussion on the opportunities for students leveraging their LLM in Europe and abroad. Mr. Jessen has over 36 years of experience working in both the public and private sectors in Europe on legal matters, including transport, energy, environment, services and investment, procurement, intellectual property, WTO and international fisheries issues. Dr. Feuerpeil leads the Europe and APAC Law Group for a multinational chemical and consumer goods company recognized as a frontrunner in the 4th Industrial Revolution by the World Economic Forum. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and the Career Center. You are welcome to join the event via https://bit.ly/3DOxd93, if you cannot attend in person. Grab & go lunch will be provided after the event. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Teaching & Learning Committee. For more information, please contact Shatanya McClure at mcclure@law.duke.edu .

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3037

    Immigration law has always been subject to varying policies of the executive branch, but between the breakneck substantive and procedural changes in asylum eligibility and access during the last administration to the current regulatory overhaul, it's important to take a pause to unravel the impacts of all these changes. Karen Musalo, the founding director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, will speak on how immigration lawyers responded to these challenges, the impact of the uncertainty for asylees and their families, and the state of the current asylum laws under the Biden administration, including her involvement with the recently-vacated In the Matter of A-B-, which impacted asylum applications based on gender and family-based persecution. Sponsored by DIRP. For more information, please contact Kate Weaver at katherine.weaver@duke.edu.

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    ¿Hablas español? Do you want to practice your Spanish-language skills while meeting new people? Bring your lunch and join Duke Law faculty, staff, JDs, and LLMs under the tent in the Beber Sculpture Garden each Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 for a Spanish conversation group. No minimum language skill required - just the motivation to spend an hour speaking Spanish. We don't promise that you'll be able to explain the Rule Against Perpetuities in Spanish by the time you're done, but we do guarantee a good time. If it is raining hard at 12:30, we will cancel until the next week. For questions, please reach out to Anne Gordon (agordon@law.duke.edu), Ivy Moore (ivy.moore@duke.edu), or Carla Gonzalez (Carla.gonzalez114@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 3043

    Come join Justice Clint Bolick of the Arizona Supreme Court as we explore the vast untapped potential of state constitutions to defend individual liberty, protect our freedoms, and so much more. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Mark Scalzo at mark.scalzo@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a 45-minute, interactive group career counseling session with Karen Musalo, founding director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with a human rights practitioner. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law, the Immigrant Rights Clinic, the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project, and the International Human Rights Clinic. Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Calling all 1st and 2nd year JD students interested in learning more about a dual degree with the Fuqua MBA program! Join Mandy McGuire (Fuqua Admissions) and Amanda Lacoff (Duke Law) to learn more about the admissions process and opportunities of adding the Fuqua MBA onto your JD degree. Sponsored by Duke Law School Office of Academic Affairs and Fuqua School of Business. Please see session details below and RSVP to Mandy McGuire (mandy.mcguire@duke.edu) by 11/8. Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92426024716

  • Virtual

    Join diverse attorneys from law firms that sponsor 1L diversity fellowships for an evening of networking! Alongside fellow diverse classmates, get to talk to experienced attorneys about diversity in the workplace, building diverse networks, and securing jobs as a diverse candidate. You must register to attend the event by completing this short survey: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efyhYlBYt4z0Wy2 Please register by Friday, October 22nd. The Career Center will send instructions for how to participate in the virtual event, and a list of the employers registered to attend, to registered students one week before the event. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Jasminka at jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Ropes & Gray to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Ropes & Gray. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Novel Justice is a book event series hosted by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. We invite authors to discuss recently published criminal justice books and to engage in Q&A with faculty and students. Benjamin Van Rooij writes about why people obey or break the law. Adam Fine, Ph.D., is a professor of criminology and criminal justice as well as law & behavioral sciences at Arizona State University. Their book, The Behavioral Code: The Hidden Ways the Law Makes Us Better or Worse, is Freakonomics for the law-the revolutionary behavioral science insights into how the law fails to reduce misbehavior. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Rooij and Fine about their work. The book, to be released Oct. 19, can be preordered through Amazon at https://bit.ly/behavioralcodeAMZN or Barnes and Noble at https://bit.ly/behavioralcodeBN. Registration is required. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/BehavioralCode. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join Judge Todd Hughes L'92 for a discussion about his career. Judge Hughes sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to his appointment in 2013, Judge Hughes worked for the U.S. Department of Justice first as a Trial Attorney and finally as the Deputy Director of the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Civil Division. Co-sponsored by the Clerkship Office, 1GP, OutLaw, ACS, and the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu. Grab and go food will be available after the event.

  • Law School 4045

    Don't miss a discussion of overseas summer work by your 2L classmates. We will cover the value of overseas work experience, the process of finding and securing opportunities, logistics and timing, etc. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the event. Co-sponsored by the Career Center, JD-LLM Program in International & Comparative Law, and the Center for International & Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Isik S. Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Controlled animal feeding operations have created a swath of problems across North Carolina and many other states. Nutrient pollution threatens the health of aquatic life in our nation's waters. Join the Food Law Society for a panel with Professor Lee Miller, Hannah Connor from the Center for Biological Diversity, and Will Hendrick from the North Carolina Conservation Network where we will explore why nutrient pollution is a problem, how controlled animal feeding operations have contributed to nutrient pollution, and what solutions policymakers can employ to fix it. This event is co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Nathan Schumacher at nathan.schumacher@duke.edu

Thursday, November 11, 2021

  • Law School 3171

    WLSA invites students to join Professor Jenkins in a conversation about intellectual property law! Coffee & Conversation is a great opportunity to informally connect with female professors at the law school and learn more about their work. The discussion will be limited to twelve students, and we encourage participants to come prepared with questions for Professor Jenkins.

    RSVP here: https://forms.gle/xyxLnwA8MH7Gq9fCA by November 7th at 6pm. Sponsored by WLSA and DBA. For more information, contact Melissa Gustafson mmg77@duke.edu. We hope to see you there!

  • Law School 4045

    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. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and the Career Center. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a government and public interest career services panel. Our event will include five panelists who had summer internships in a wide range of government and public interest work! Sponsored by ACLU and GPS. For more information, please contact erin.munro@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Chris Giancarlo had a thirty-year career as a Wall Street lawyer and finance executive before emerging as leader of one of the world's most important market regulators, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, known as the CFTC. In the face of both domestic and international criticism, he led the agency to recognize the digitization of markets and foster the development of cryptocurrencies. Please join us as Giancarlo discusses his new book, "CryptoDad: the Fight for the Future of Money." The book is about how America's existing financial market infrastructure, just like its bridges and tunnels, has been allowed to age and decay, unprepared for the coming Internet of Value. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

Monday, November 15, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Bolch Judicial Institute presents its third annual Mass Tort MDL Certificate. Established in 2019 by the late Duke Law Professor Francis McGovern, the Mass Tort MDL Certificate is designed to expand the field of attorneys who are capable of handling mass torts and multidistrict litigation. The course is designed for both new and experienced MDL practitioners, and the faculty include leading judges, practitioners, and professors in the field of complex litigation, affording participants a unique opportunity to gain practical insight from key players into the lifecycle and management of mass torts. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Mass Tort MDL Certificate from the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School. Registration is required. No academic credit is provided. The amount of CLE credit available is dependent on the jurisdiction. For more information, visit https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/mdl or contact Jessica Waddle at jessica.waddle@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    At the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence lies a wealth of opportunity for business, labor, and society at large. Yet along with progress comes a host of ethical dilemmas. As a leading legal scholar and neuro-ethicist, Professor Nita Farahany considers what our neurological information is worth, and the implications of making it available to corporations, work places and government, which she will discuss in her talk, The Battle for Your Brain. This event is sponsored by the Duke Law Office of Alumni and Development. For questions, please contact the Duke Law Office of Alumni and Development at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. For more information, please visit https://cvent.me/Ag2Dm0

  • Law School 4047

    The Human Rights in Practice speaker series presents discussions with noted practitioners on a wide range of current human rights issues. These events are organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; the Human Rights Law Society; and the International Law Society. The event is free and open to all. No registration is required. More information to come or contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join Jess Braverman, Legal Director of Gender Justice, and Heron Greenesmith, Senior Research Analyst with Political Research Associates for a discussion about the unprecedented onslaught of bills targeting trans youth in state capitals around the country. Focusing in on the details of bills targeting trans student athletes, we'll discuss what is in these bills, who is promoting them, and we'll also interrogate some of the common talking points used in support of these bills. In addition, we will discuss ongoing litigation and legal protections for trans and nonbinary athletes in the U.S. This discussion is part of the Series on the Regulation of Gender and Sport. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild and OutLaw. Register here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTFkz02eEnq80aG For more information or a zoom option, please contact Claudia Benz at claudia.benz@duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Bolch Judicial Institute presents its third annual Mass Tort MDL Certificate. Established in 2019 by the late Duke Law Professor Francis McGovern, the Mass Tort MDL Certificate is designed to expand the field of attorneys who are capable of handling mass torts and multidistrict litigation. The course is designed for both new and experienced MDL practitioners, and the faculty include leading judges, practitioners, and professors in the field of complex litigation, affording participants a unique opportunity to gain practical insight from key players into the lifecycle and management of mass torts. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Mass Tort MDL Certificate from the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School. Registration is required. No academic credit is provided. The amount of CLE credit available is dependent on the jurisdiction. For more information, visit https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/mdl or contact Jessica Waddle at jessica.waddle@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Come learn what originalism is, the theory behind it, and discuss any questions you may have with Professor Lawrence B. Solum from UVA Law and Duke Law's Professor Ernest A. Young. Professor Solum is an internationally recognized legal theorist who has shaped contemporary thinking about originalism and constitutional theory through his original theory of the fundamental nature and purpose of law: "Virtue Jurisprudence." Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Mark Scalzo at mark.scalzo@duke.edu. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided outside the room beginning around 12:25 pm for those who plan to attend the programming at 12:45 pm.

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    ¿Hablas español? Do you want to practice your Spanish-language skills while meeting new people? Bring your lunch and join Duke Law faculty, staff, JDs, and LLMs under the tent in the Beber Sculpture Garden each Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 for a Spanish conversation group. No minimum language skill required - just the motivation to spend an hour speaking Spanish. We don't promise that you'll be able to explain the Rule Against Perpetuities in Spanish by the time you're done, but we do guarantee a good time. If it is raining hard at 12:30, we will cancel until the next week. For questions, please reach out to Anne Gordon (agordon@law.duke.edu), Ivy Moore (ivy.moore@duke.edu), or Carla Gonzalez (Carla.gonzalez114@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3043

    Azadeh Shahshahani is a human rights attorney based in Atlanta. She is the legal and advocacy director for Project South. She previously served as president of the National Lawyers Guild and director of the National Security/Immigrants' Rights Project for the ACLU of Georgia. She has participated in human rights delegations to Haiti, Honduras, Palestine, Tunisia, Egypt and Venezuela. She will discuss her work in the human rights advocacy space, MENA representation in the law, and answer questions. Sponsored by MENALSA. Cosponsored by ACLU, ACS, APALSA, CADV, DIRP, GPS, HRLS, IWH, ILS, MLSA, NLG, SALSA, and WLSA. Grab and go lunch will be provided at the end of the event. For more information, please contact Neeki Memarzadeh at neeki.memarzadeh@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Virtual

    Please join WLSA for a Women in the Judiciary panel sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA). The panel will feature women North Carolina state judges, including Judge Allegra Collins and Chief Judge (Ret.) Linda McGee. RSVP for the event link at https://forms.gle/khvDumSw3y6PMe1GA. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Gaby Feliciani at gabrielle.feliciani@duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Bolch Judicial Institute presents its third annual Mass Tort MDL Certificate. Established in 2019 by the late Duke Law Professor Francis McGovern, the Mass Tort MDL Certificate is designed to expand the field of attorneys who are capable of handling mass torts and multidistrict litigation. The course is designed for both new and experienced MDL practitioners, and the faculty include leading judges, practitioners, and professors in the field of complex litigation, affording participants a unique opportunity to gain practical insight from key players into the lifecycle and management of mass torts. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Mass Tort MDL Certificate from the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School. Registration is required. No academic credit is provided. The amount of CLE credit available is dependent on the jurisdiction. For more information, visit https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/mdl or contact Jessica Waddle at jessica.waddle@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Akin Gump to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Akin Gump. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Sponsored by Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project. For more information, please contact Lauren Maxey at lauren.maxey@law.duke.edu

Friday, November 19, 2021

  • Law School 3000

    Sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law. For more information, please contact Theresa Boyce at Theresa.boyce@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

    Join Competition Law Society for a conversation with Stevie Pearl (L '15) of the DOJ's Antitrust Division about the basics of Antitrust law. No prior knowledge is needed! Sponsored by CLS. For more information, please contact Mitchell Murphy at mjm144@duke.edu.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    Duke Law Innocence Project sponsors a yearly Thanksgiving event for our exonerees, their families, DLIP members, and some faculty members. The event will include a series of speakers, food, and camaraderie. Sponsored by Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Mary Beth Barksdale at marybeth.barksdale@duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Thursday, December 02, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law's seminar series, "Conversations on Innovation: New Thinking and New Approaches," seeks to shed light on innovation policy issues that are on the horizon. Today's program features Fiona Scott-Morton, Yale, and Carl Shapiro, U.C. Berkeley, moderated by Arti Rai, Faculty Co-Director of the Center. More to come. For additional information, please contact Balfour Smith at: bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Monday, January 10, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Join us as we hear from Judge Don Willet JD/MA '92 MJS '16 from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as he discusses how an ill-informed society impacts public discourse with Duke Law Professor Tom Metzloff. Before his confirmation to the Fifth Circuit, Judge Willet was a justice on the Texas Supreme Court and quite engaging on Twitter. If eating is not allowed inside the classroom, a grab-and-go lunch will be provided outside the room beginning around 12:25 pm and Judge Willet's remarks will begin at 12:45 pm. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and co-sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, contact Ben Hunt at benjamin.hunt@duke.edu.

Friday, February 04, 2022

  • Law School 3041

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

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

  • Law School 3043

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

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Thursday, March 03, 2022

Friday, March 04, 2022

  • Virtual

    Join us for the 8th Annual Whiskey in the Courtroom: Evolving Trends in Forensic Science. Forensic science experts and attorneys who have litigated cases involving complex scientific evidence will present on a range of topics designed to help attorneys understand the latest trends in forensic evidence, limitations to this evidence, and legal challenges that can be made. The program is open to criminal defense attorneys and investigators and is expected to offer 6.25 CLE hours. Sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice & Professional Responsibility and NC Office of Indigent Defense Services. RSVP and conference information will be posted January 2022. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law is hosting a conference to discuss the role of university research in the U.S. innovation system and trends that impact the future of such programs. Please join us for this multi-day virtual event, starting on March 3, 2022. More information to come, including the registration link. For information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu or innovationpolicy@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    This is a mandatory information session for most LLM students who plan to sit for the New York bar exam. We will review parts of the NY Bar application including the LLM Certificate of Attendance form, the transcript request process, and the handwriting specimen requirement. Attendees are encouraged to review the LLM Certificate of Attendance in advance at http://www.nybarexam.org/Docs/LLMCertificateofAttendanceForm.pdf. Please note that students who are qualified to sit for the bar exam by the virtue of their home country law degree do not need to attend this session. Sponsored by Academic Affairs and the International Studies Office. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

  • Virtual

    All 1Ls planning to participate in OCI Segment I in 2022 should attend this annual event to build their networking skills and establish meaningful connections with key private sector employers from around the country. More information, including whether the event will be held in-person or virtually, will be available soon. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Friday, April 08, 2022

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Alumni & Development Office hosts the spring board meetings for the Board of Visitors and the LAA Board of Directors. Please contact caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu with questions and for more information.

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Alumni from classes ending in 2s and 7s are invited back to Duke Law School for Reunion Weekend 2022. For more information, please visit law.duke.edu/reunion. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office.

Saturday, April 09, 2022

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Alumni from classes ending in 2s and 7s are invited back to Duke Law School for Reunion Weekend 2022. For more information, please visit law.duke.edu/reunion. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Alumni from classes ending in 2s and 7s are invited back to Duke Law School for Reunion Weekend 2022. For more information, please visit law.duke.edu/reunion. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022

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