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Monday, January 10, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Join us as we hear from Judge Don Willett (JD/MA '92, MJS '16) as he discusses the importance of civic literacy in a constitutional form of government. Before his confirmation to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017, Judge Willett served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Texas and later on the Texas Supreme Court. A grab-and-go lunch will be served after Judge Willett's remarks, which will begin promptly at 12:30pm. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and co-sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information on this event, contact Ben Hunt at benjamin.hunt@duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Join us as staff from the SEC's Atlanta Regional Office highlight the work of Securities Examiners and Enforcement Attorneys as they use the federal securities laws to protect investors and hold bad actors accountable. They will detail how Examinations staff conducted an examination of a firm subject to regulation in North Carolina; the suspected violations of federal securities laws that they referred to Enforcement staff; and the investigation conducted by Enforcement attorneys, including collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and filing charges in U.S. District Court. This event will provide students with a glimpse into the life of an SEC Enforcement Attorney by detailing a case that was ultimately referred to a U.S. Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution. SEC attorneys will stick around after the event to speak with students about career opportunities at the SEC and answer questions. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

  • Virtual

    Please join the attorneys of Simpson Thacher for a discussion about the firm, their careers, and their advice for 1Ls. You can register for this virtual event here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0NAuW8ynUGYssaq. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 11th at noon. Please email courtney.scoufis@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, a legal talent development expert, for a hands-on workshop covering essential tips on creating, honing, and refining your "interview pitch," networking and social situations-such as the virtual and in-person receptions-business etiquette, and other essential information designed to help you present your best self in law firm interview and business development settings. Whether you plan to work in the United States or return home, understanding some of the customs of U.S. business practice and why U.S. business people and lawyers behave as they do will help you strengthen your relationships and ensure that cultural differences do not hamper your professional and personal success. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a talk with North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Lucy Inman. Judge Inman will survey provisions in the North Carolina Constitution that provide rights in the state related to education, labor, and other core values that are in addition to those provided by the United States Constitution. She will also discuss the application of those provisions by North Carolina's appellate courts and the benefits of clerking for North Carolina state courts. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    For over a decade, Judge Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge in the Miami-Dade County Court, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, has worked with stakeholders to reform how the criminal legal system interacts with individuals with mental illnesses. With his colleagues he has developed a unique diversion model, the "Miami Model," that is a model for reducing violence, unnecessary arrests, and inappropriate incarceration among persons with mental illness. The model encourages recovery, reduces stigma, and gives individuals hope. In this panel discussion, Judge Leifman and Cindy Schwartz and Justin Volpe from his program will present their approach to diversion. Dr. Marvin Swartz will moderate. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/MiamiModel. Sponsored by the Wilson Center. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    Limit one per student. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join Dr. Jimmie Lenz, Director of the Master of Engineering Programs in Financial Technology and Cybersecurity, and Lee Reiners, Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University, for an informal discussion of the latest crypto news topics. Sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information: reiners@law.duke.edu. Zoom: https://duke.zoom.us/j/98634831540

  • 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

    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.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Thursday, January 20, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    Limit one per student. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Courts have become increasingly involved in overseeing the immigration policies announced by the President and his agencies. The result has been a dizzying array of on again, off again directives that raise fundamental questions about the obligations of the President as immigration prosecutor, the scope of his discretionary power, and the race to the courthouse in search of a sword or a shield. In this talk, Professor Evans will discuss the implications of headlines grabbing cases involving Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Travel Ban, Enforcement Priorities, and Border Policy. The session will examine whether courts have abandoned the doctrine that afforded plenary power to the political branches to regulate immigration policy and what courts' divergent decisions mean for administrative policy-making and the integrity of the courts. Using recent immigration litigation as a backdrop, we will explore the future of immigration policy and how those policies might fare in the courtroom. This event is sponsored by the Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register: https://cvent.me/71XmEQ

  • Law School 3037

    Join Commissioner and Duke Law Professor Margaret H. Lemos for a discussion of the final report by the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court. She will be joined by Professor Neil S. Siegel, who testified before the Commission on reforms such as court packing, term limits, and more diversity. We'll spend most of the time answering your questions. Grab-and-go Rise Biscuits will be served starting at 12:25 for those who plan to attend the remarks beginning at 12:45. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Mark Scalzo at mark.scalzo@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Moderated by Professor Jennifer Jenkins, the event will address how AAPI women-identifying attorneys can succeed and thrive in the workplace after graduation. The panelists include two excellent AAPI women attorneys who have practiced IP in big law and in-house. The panelists and moderator will join via Zoom, and students will have the option to join via Zoom or join in Room 4045. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the end of the event for those who will join in-person. Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/3FtWmpO, and Zoom information will be distributed to the participants before the event. Sponsored by Professor Jenkins and APALSA. For more information, please contact Yoo Jung Hah (yoojung.hah@duke.edu) or Sarah Tinaphong (sarah.tinaphong@due.edu).

  • 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

  • Virtual

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project (VITA) is hosting a Zoom infosession. The VITA program provides income tax assistance to low-income individuals and families in North Carolina. The infosession can be accessed through the following Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/95105115561. Sponsored by VITA. If you have any additional questions, please contact Jake Ingoglia at jake.ingoglia@duke.edu.

Friday, January 21, 2022

  • Virtual

    North Carolina Department of Justice Deputy General Counsel Daniel Mosteller and Senior Policy Counsel Steven Mange will join the Wilson Center for Science and Justice to discuss the state of national litigation about opioids. NC Attorney General Josh Stein announced in 2021 a $26 billion settlement with opioid distributors and a manufacturer. Dr. Marvin Swartz will moderate. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/OpioidLitigation. Sponsored by the Wilson Center. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/21, 1/28, and 2/4 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/11 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://bit.ly/2ZC46XE

  • Grainger Hall 2102

    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Practicum Course presents Glasgow Climate Conference COP26 Debrief. Join Duke Students and Professors to hear about the outcomes of the Glasgow Climate Conference & reflections on the COP26 experience. An outdoor reception will follow. For more information. please contact Gabriela Nagle Alverio at gen4@duke.edu

Monday, January 24, 2022

  • Law School 4044

    Check-in & Preparing for the Spring Semester - OutLaw invites members of their mentorship program to connect over lunch for a wellness check-in and to share tips and tricks for the 1L Spring semester. All mentees are encouraged to register regardless of their mentor's availability. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at 12:30 pm. To RSVP, please fill out the following form by 1/21/22: https://forms.gle/yQZJuamZ1JaLMKjq7. For more information regarding the event, please contact Valeria Chavez at vc116@duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

  • Law School 4000

    Join DBA for a short information session about our upcoming elections, including available positions, the election timeline, and what's involved in running/being in DBA. While we hope to be in-person and provide a grab-and-go lunch, we will update this event blurb with a Zoom link if necessary. We will have plenty of time for Q&A, but please feel free to submit your questions in advance using this form so we know what you're interested in hearing about: https://forms.gle/mHy39DwkdWrCCHWj6. Reach out to Emmy at mew89@duke.edu with any questions. See you there!

  • Law School 4055

    Students are invited to join the Duke Law North Carolina Club for lunch with Craig Schauer, Partner and Chair of the Law Student Recruiting Committee, of Brooks Pierce's Raleigh Office and Justin Outling, Partner and Director of Diversity & Inclusion, of Brooks Pierce's Greensboro Office. This is an informal opportunity to learn more about practicing in North Carolina and at Brooks Pierce. Please RSVP at the link below. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club. For more information, please contact Marino Leone at marino.leone@duke.edu. https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_57rIxplFIL6AAaW

  • 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 3043

    Please join us for a conversation with Judge Timothy Kelly T'91. Judge Kelly was appointed as a district court judge in 2017. Prior to his appointment, Judge Kelly was the Chief Counsel for National Security and Senior Crime Counsel to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley and Staff Director on the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control from 2013-2017. He also served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Public Integrity Section from 2007-2013 and an AUSA with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia from 2003-2007. Judge Kelly served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald L. Buckwalter (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania). Grab and go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    OutLaw has long played a role in advocating for the LGBTQ+ community at Duke Law. Join us as we recount past successes of our advocacy efforts at the Law School and discuss how the group can best advocate for LGBTQ+ law students moving forward. Takeaway lunch will be provided. Sponsored by OutLaw. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/bPVFqBgJz8HLcLCL9.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) for our first general body meeting of the semester. Members will discuss upcoming events and have the opportunity to connect with mentors. All members welcome. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting. To RSVP, please contact Alyssa Reyes at alyssa.reyes@duke.edu. Please note that this event is tentatively scheduled to be in person.

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a panel featuring 2Ls headed to mid-size markets such as Chicago, Boston, Miami, Raleigh, and Atlanta. They will provide their advice on how best to network with attorneys, identify potential firms, and prepare for OCI. There will be the opportunity to breakout into geographic-specific groups later during the event. Sponsored by Business Law Society. For questions, please contact Brian Yoffe at bry4@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

  • Law School 4000

    Join DBA for a short information session about our upcoming elections, including available positions, the election timeline, and what's involved in running/being in DBA. While we hope to be in-person and provide a grab-and-go lunch, we will update this event blurb with a Zoom link if necessary. We will have plenty of time for Q&A, but please feel free to submit your questions in advance using this form so we know what you're interested in hearing about: https://forms.gle/mHy39DwkdWrCCHWj6. Reach out to Emmy at mew89@duke.edu with any questions. See you there!

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Mock Trial Board for an information session on the Twiggs-Beskind Mock Trial Competition. The competition will take place in February. This session will include general information on the competition and an overview of the rules. Sponsored by the Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    This is the second Community Roundtable of the year for Duke Law's student organizations. Attendance of at least one officer from each DBA-chartered student group is mandatory. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join us and hear from speakers Scheree Gilchrist, a project director and managing attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, and Michael Cleborne, a public defender with the Durham Public Defender's Office, about their experiences in direct services work. Please RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAcRA36whxvHLnu7JDgqEt-UXsWzW…. Sponsored by GPS. For more information, please contact Adam Golden at adam.golden@duke.edu.

Friday, January 28, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/21, 1/28, and 2/4 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/11 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://bit.ly/2ZC46XE

  • Virtual

    The LALSA 1L Class Advice Session will provide an opportunity for LALSA 1Ls to speak to a 2L or 3L who previously took the same class with the same professor. We encourage LALSA 1Ls to attend and ask any questions they may have! The Zoom link will be sent to the LALSA Listserv. For more information, please contact Taliah Rodriguez at taliah.rodriguez@duke.edu.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

  • See description

    Work OutLaw! Join us as we conquer our New Years' fitness goals with a private kickboxing workout class. Meet at Pure1 MMA Durham at 12:45 for a 1:00 p.m. class. Dress in athletic clothes and wear sneakers! Please bring water and a comfortable face mask. Sponsored by OutLaw. Please contact Christian Rodriguez at Christian.Rodriguez@duke.edu for more information. RSVP here by Friday, January 28: https://forms.gle/cEtJyCj6Xaw1orEu6.

Monday, January 31, 2022

  • None

    Join us virtually for this week-long celebration of research including an exciting array of faculty lectures and panel discussions; graduate student, trainee, and postdoctoral fellow flash talks; and special guest speakers presenting the Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, Distinguished Lecture and Daubechies Lecture 2022.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a discussion with the Hon. Stephanos Bibas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on the topic of judicial rhetoric and its role in American democracy. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided at 12:25, prior to Judge Bibas' remarks at 12:45. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact John Addy at john.addy@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    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 the Business Law Society as we discuss the format for this year's ESQ, best practices for interacting with attorneys, and ways to maximize your experience! If you have any specific questions you would like answered, please include them in the RSVP form prior to the event (link: https://tinyurl.com/2p979v2e). Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Keegan Trofatter at keegan.trofatter@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Thursday, February 03, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Join us as we listen to Professor Russell Weaver discuss the Future of Internet Speech. Professor Weaver is a noted scholar for his work on Free Speech, and he has also written several casebooks on the First Amendment. Professor Nicole Ligon, Supervising Attorney of Duke Law's First Amendment Clinic, will provide commentary. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at 12:25, with Professor Weaver's remarks starting at 12:45. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Ben Hunt at benjamin.hunt@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Moving to New York after graduation? Learn more about the NYC apartment hunting process with Cooper & Cooper's informative webinar in their 11th year visiting Duke. Topics will include: when you should begin your search, the most common and popular apartment floorplans, the application process and required paperwork, income and credit guidelines, and an overview of the real estate market. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    David Levi, Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law, talks with Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit about her career and her time on the bench. She began her career as a legal academic in 1980 after a brief period at the U.S. State Dept. From 1993 until she was appointed a Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit in 1995, she served as Deputy Assistant AG in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Dept. She was Chief Judge of the Seventh Circuit from 2013 to 2020. She clerked for Judge Irving Goldberg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Wood is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a Board Member of the American Bar Foundation, is on the Council of the American Law Institute, and is a Senior Lecturer at the Univ. of Chicago Law School. She received her B.A. and her J.D. from the Univ. of Texas at Austin. Sponsored by Bolch Judicial Institute. FMI - please contact Ann Yandian (ann.yandian@law.duke.edu). You must register at this link: https://buff.ly/3c5N0Em. Zoom meeting link will be emailed within 24 of the event.

  • Law School 3043

    A general body meeting for the Moot Court Board members. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Erin Flood at erin.n.flood@duke.edu.

Friday, February 04, 2022

  • Virtual

    Virginia is the most recent state to abolish the death penalty, but capital punishment is still authorized in 27 states, by the federal government and the U.S. military. There are numerous studies and advocates to point to why the death penalty should be abolished nationwide, but the people who are sentenced to death are the ones who can speak best about the true impact of such punishment. Join the Wilson Center for Science and Justice for a discussion with George Wilkerson, who is currently serving on death row in North Carolina, and Tessie Castillo, an international journalist specializing in criminal justice, drug policy, and social issues. The two were co-authors of the book, Crimson Letters, Voices from Death Row, which is a collection of personal essays from four incarcerated men, including Wilkerson. Wilson Center Executive Director Yvette Garcia Missri will moderate, and there will be time for Q&A. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/WCSJTheirOwnWords. Sponsored by the Wilson Center. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 2/4 and 2/18 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/11 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://bit.ly/2ZC46XE

  • Virtual

    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.

Monday, February 07, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice at the Cato Institute, and Professor Brandon L. Garrett, L. Neil Williams, Jr. Professor of Law and Director of the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, will discuss plea bargains and the role they play in the modern criminal justice system. Associate Professor Ben Grunwald will moderate the discussion. A grab-and-go lunch will be served at 12:25pm with remarks starting at 12:45pm. Organized by the Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Innocence Project, the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, and the Criminal Law Society For more information, please contact Kyle Gantz at kyle.gantz@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a four-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's largest legal markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: NY panel will showcase alumni working in the New York area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. This year's panel will feature Christine Chen ('13) from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Catherine Kim (JD '16) from Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Sam Kwon (JD '13) from Kirkland & Ellis; Min Lee (JD '14) from McDermott Will & Emery; and Stephany Yang (JD/LLM '18) from Latham & Watkins. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. RSVP at https://bit.ly/33NkWFB. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Grace Li at g.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis to learn more about the firm's culture and private equity practice. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join WLSA for a lunch panel moderated by Professor Marin Levy and featuring Judge Amy St. Eve from the Seventh Circuit Court of appeals and Judge Robin L. Rosenberg from the Southern District of Florida (Judge St. Eve will be participating virtually). The judges will discuss their experiences serving on the federal bench, the value of female mentorship in the practice of law, and the importance of clerkships. Sponsored by WLSA and the Duke Law Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Gaby Feliciani at gxf@duke.edu. Grab and go lunch will be provided following the event. Please register by Thursday, February 3 at: https://forms.gle/cvr7Kp6yGyMZ6TDV7.

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

  • Law School 4049

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at Duke Law School on Tuesday, February 8. Two cases will be heard by the Court. You must sign-up to attend. Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3t5hAYy. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 3043

    Filing for Optional Practical Training (OPT) is necessary in order for graduating LL.M. and J.D. students in F-1 visa status to obtain work authorization in the United States if they are not currently U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Resident. Maxine Sanders, from Duke's Visa Services Office, will be at the Law School to present information on the OPT process, as well as offer an opportunity to ask questions. Sponsored by the International Studies Office. For more information, contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@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 4045

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a four-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three largest legal markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: DC panel will showcase alumni working in the Washington D.C. area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. More information about the panelists will follow. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Ken Hong at kenneth.hong@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Come informally mix and mingle with over 50 young public interest alumni. Chat about what they love most about working in nonprofits, federal and state government agencies, and more. Students will be able to move freely between virtual tables to talk with alumni in small groups. Casual attire. Click here to RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bPjCDUsUHVaczzM. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information or questions, please contact Monique Taylor at monique.taylor@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

  • Law School 4042

    Join OutLaw for our Spring Semester General Body Meeting! We will review our upcoming events for the remainder of the school year and share important information regarding the March elections. Takeaway lunch to follow conclusion of event. See you there! Sponsored by OutLaw. Contact Michael Biondi (Michael.Biondi@duke.edu) for more information. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/s3PhGrFjDo3KC9Wc8.

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice speaker series, join Eva Okoth, Natural Justice, and Kristin Casper, Greenpeace International, for a discussion of the use of litigation and other legal strategies to secure human rights and climate and environmental justice in Kenya and around the world, moderated by Monica Iyer, Duke Law School. The event is 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 Environmental Law and Policy Clinic; the Environmental Law Society; the Human Rights Law Society; and the International Law Society. The event is free and open to all; no registration required. Lunch will be available grab-and-go after the program. For those who can't attend in person, the event will be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/3FIvLpc, starting at 12:30 p.m. More information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a four-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's largest legal markets for big law work. The CA panel will showcase alumni working in the California area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. This year's panel will feature Kevin Wu (Duke JD '17) of Latham & Watkins, Esther Phu (JD '17) of Morgan Lewis, Kimberly Wang (JD '18) of Freshfields, and Nicole Huang (JD '16) of Orrick. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. RSVP at https://forms.gle/aEWi62YcA7VAQvXv6. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Michelle Kim at michelle.kim74@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel discussion with attorneys from Sullivan & Cromwell to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what being a Sullivan & Cromwell attorney is all about. This is a virtual event; however, viewing is available in room 3043. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu

Thursday, February 10, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for an informal conversation with Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society as part of the Bolch Judicial Institute's Judge In Residence Program. For more information about the program, visit https://bit.ly/JudgeWoodAtDuke. Please contact Lily Talerman at lily.talerman@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a four-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's largest legal markets for corporate work. The Big Law in a Bite: Mid-Sized markets panel will showcase alumni working in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Philadelphia to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. We are excited to hear from the following attorneys: Joshua Carroll (Ropes & Gray - Boston) Panelists include Jennifer Tian (Latham & Watkins - Chicago) Betty Yang (Gibson Dunn - Dallas) Gloria Liu (Drinker Biddle & Reath - Philadelphia) Karina Moy (Akin Gump - Philadelphia) Grab-and-go pizza from Enzo's will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Amanda Yang at amanda.e.yang@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Rick Glazier will be joining us to share how he's worked to connect his values to his work through his experience as a state legislator and as executive director of the NC Justice Center. A grab-and-go lunch option will be provided afterwards. Sponsored by Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA). Co-sponsored by Duke Law ACLU, Government and Public Service Society, and the North Carolina Club. RSVP here: bit.ly/JLSAJobs. For more information, please contact Ali Rosenblatt at ali.rosenblatt@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

    Join the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project for a wide-ranging conversation with attorneys from the National Lawyer's Guild's National Immigration Project (NIPNLG). NIPNLG does impact litigation, provides direct legal services, and creates resources for attorneys across the country dealing with immigration issues. The attorneys-Ann Garcia, Amber Qureshi, and Caitlin Bellis-will discuss their paths to public interest work, internships and post-graduate fellowships, as well as their current advocacy efforts. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided following the conversation. RSVP to be included in lunch count: https://forms.gle/Khunh6qJKgLcckNi6. Co-sponsored by the Duke Bar Association, National Lawyers Guild, and Government and Public Service Society. This event is part of DIRP's Career Digest Series. Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP). Contact adam.beyer@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 3000

    Interested in learning more about how to write legal scholarship and receive feedback on your work? Meet with members of the Law Teaching Committee to discuss the process of writing a note or article, and how to become part of the Student Scholarship Workshop Series to share works-in-progress throughout the spring semester. Boxed lunches will be provided after the event. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information and to register, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.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. Tony Messenger is the metro columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His book, Profit and Punishment: How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice, is a call to arms, shining a light on a two-tiered system invisible to most Americans. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Messenger about his work. Wilson Center Director Brandon Garrett will moderate. The book can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Profit-Punishment-America-Criminalizes-Justice/d.... Registration is required. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/NovelJusticeMessenger. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Come join BLSA as we celebrate the beginning of Black History Month 2022! Every year, we host this event to build community, remember our history, and come together to enjoy a night of trivia. Grab and go dinners will be provided by Dame's Chicken & Waffles. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact P.J. Austin at p.j.austin@duke.edu.

Friday, February 11, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This session is an extension of the Financial Markets Bootcamp and will be dedicated to exploring the practice of finance within Big Law. This session will be taught by practicing attorneys. Students do not need to attend the previous financial markets bootcamp sessions to gain value from "Finance in Big Law." Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu or register at: https://bit.ly/2ZC46XE

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Monday, February 14, 2022

  • Law School 4046

    Learn about the unique specifics of pursuing a career in patent law, including the state of the market, the job search and various practice options. With the help of practicing attorneys from Wilson, Sonsini and Finnegan, we will cover the differences between patent boutiques and general practice firms, prosecution vs. litigation, and additional opportunities, including in-house and government positions. Upper-level students will also discuss their individual job searches, including participation in the Loyola Patent Interview Program, as well as their interviewing experiences. For more information, please contact Jennifer Caplan (jennifer.caplan@law.duke.edu). Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join DIRP, APALSA, GPS, ILS, ACLU, HRLS, and MENALSA for an in-person conversation with Research Associate Sebghatullah Jalali (LLM'19) who recently joined the Duke Immigration Rights Clinic after being forced to leave his position with the US Institute of Peace in Afghanistan in order to protect his life. Jalali will be sharing about his journey; his experience using his Duke LLM; how he went from training professors as well as undergrad students in peacebuilding and conflict resolution in Kabul to living through the Afghan government collapse and finally coming to Duke. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting. Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/dukelawjalali. For questions, please contact Kiki Shim at ks598@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Environmental Law Society for a discussion with Federal Judge James Boasberg, moderated by Professor Roady. Judge Boasberg serves the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and has handled several high-profile environmental cases, including battles over right whales, ocean monuments, and the Dakota Access Pipeline. He has also recently served as the Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 2020 to 2021. This event will be in a Q&A format and the audience is encouraged to ask questions. Sponsored by ELS and DBA. Please RSVP here: bit.ly/32V8q6o by February 12. For more information, please contact EllieAnn Lesko at ellieann.lesko@duke.edu. Grab and Go lunches will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

  • Law School 4045

    Students interested in studying abroad for the Fall 2022 semester are invited to this interest meeting for the Duke Law study abroad/exchange program. Representatives from Academic Affairs and International Studies will discuss the guidelines and application process for study abroad. Recent JD graduates will also be on hand to share their study abroad experience. Grab and go lunch will be available. Sponsored by the Academic Affairs and International Studies. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Please join the Business Law Society for a panel discussion with attorneys from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what being a Skadden attorney is all about. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@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 3037

    Please join us for a talk with North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Lucy Inman. Judge Inman will survey provisions in the North Carolina Constitution that provide rights in the state related to education, labor, and other core values that are in addition to those provided by the United States Constitution. She will also discuss the application of those provisions by North Carolina's appellate courts and the benefits of clerking for North Carolina state courts. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office and North Carolina Club. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu

Thursday, February 17, 2022

  • Law School 4000

    Join us for our first general body meeting of the semester! We will be discussing our upcoming events and plans for the semester. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided to those who register. Register here: https://forms.gle/rpc1XfLMRSSMPoxK6. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. For more information, please contact Claudia Benz at claudia.benz@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    District Attorney Ben David from Wilmington joins Duke Law Mock Trial for an opening statement workshop. DA David will speak about what makes a good opening statement in trial. This workshop will be particularly helpful for those competing in the Twiggs-Beskind Mock Trial Tournament. Sponsored by Mock Trial. For more information, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Interested in pro bono work and considering a career in big law? Big law firms represent a wide variety of pro bono clients in matters including immigration, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights, economic justice, among others. Join the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP) and the Criminal Law Society for a panel with Michelle Park Chiu (Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius SF), David Maxwell (Sr. Associate for Pro Bono, Hogan Lovells DC), and Erin Meyer (Pro Bono Counsel, Proskauer NY). Another panelist may be joining as well. The panelists will answer questions on pro bono opportunities and misconceptions at big law firms. RSVP for a grab and go lunch at https://forms.gle/46kaEzDSQhUgYLR17.Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP). Contact g.li@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a panel discussion with Professors Maggie Lemos, Marin Levy, Darrell Miller, and Neil Siegel for a discussion of Justice Breyer's upcoming retirement from the Supreme Court. The panel discussion will cover the upcoming nomination and confirmation process, as well as what it will mean for the Court to be without Justice Breyer after this Term. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marleniraheta@law.duke.edu. Boxed grab-and-go lunches will be provided.

  • Law School 3037

    Join DLTS for a Technology Transactions career panel moderated by Professor Lee Tiedrich. The panel features four tech transactions attorneys: Mary Newcomer Williams (JD/LLM '96): Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft; Gary Greenstein: Technology Transactions Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Graeme Bushart (JD '18): Technology Transactions Associate at Perkins Coie; Jie Wang: Licensing, Strategic Partnering and Commercial Transactions Associate at Gunderson Dettmer Tech transactions attorneys work on both standalone tech transactions (such as licensing agreements, collaboration/joint development agreements, and strategic partnership agreements), as well as broader corporate transactions and M&A deals that have technology or IP components. This panel is a great opportunity to learn more about a growing field that sits at the intersection of law and technology. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Please sign up here for the event: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8wf4L8IKOR6WzFI. For more information, please contact Mina Li at mina.li@duke.edu.

Friday, February 18, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 2/4 and 2/18 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/11 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://bit.ly/2ZC46XE

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    Please join us at Boxcar Bar & Arcade for the First Annual Duke Law Affinity Mixer. Join Duke Law's racial and ethnic affinity groups for an open discussion on diversity in the law. The event will include dinner, arcade tokens, and mixing! Sponsored by APALSA, BLSA, LALSA, MENALSA, SALSA, & WOCC. Please contact Nicole De Brigard at nd142@duke.edu for more information. RSVP LINK: https://forms.gle/dVz2zKHsw2qLAscYA

Monday, February 21, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a conversation with Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly L'91. Chief Judge Connolly was appointed as a district court judge in 2018 and became chief judge in 2021. After graduating from Duke Law in 1991, Chief Judge Connolly clerked for The Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. After his clerkship he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware from 1992-1999. He then worked for two years in private practice before becoming the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, serving in that position from 2001-2009. He returned to private practice until his judicial appointment. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Grab and go lunch will be provided. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Join our distinguished panelists, the Honorable Allison Jones Rushing, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Honorable Goodwin H. Liu, California Supreme Court, and the Honorable Anita Earls, North Carolina Supreme Court, for a discussion about clerkships. The 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. Grab and go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@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 4044

    WLSA invites students to join Professors Ligon and Ludington in a conversation about their work in the First Amendment Clinic. This 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 fifteen students, and we encourage participants to come prepared with questions for Professors Ligon and Ludington. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided after the event. RSVP by February 21st at 12pm at this link: https://forms.gle/D34tJ1oT7K541sudA Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, contact Melissa Gustafson at mmg77@duke.edu. We hope to see you there!

  • Law 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 Anita Earls, North Carolina Supreme Court, the Honorable Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court, and the Honorable Allison Rushing, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will be judging our two finalists, Jenny Wheeler and Eric Tucker, for what is sure to be a fantastic round. For those who can't attend in person, the event will be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/3H3bbjS starting at 5:30pm. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board and the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact the Dean's Cup Coordinators at deanscup@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Please join Dean Kerry Abrams for Lawyers and Leaders, a series of conversations with pathbreaking figures in the legal profession and beyond. Her guest will be Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of the California Supreme court. Nominated by Governor Jerry Brown, Justice Liu was unanimously confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments and sworn into office on September 1, 2011. Before joining the state's highest court, Justice Liu was Professor of Law and Associate Dean at the UC Berkeley School of Law. His primary areas of expertise are constitutional law, education law and policy, and diversity in the legal profession. Grab and go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. Please contact Rachel Greeson for more information rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

  • Virtual

    As a student loan borrower, you are required to complete an Exit Loan Counseling session and submit updated contact information and resources to help you manage your loans after you leave Duke. Please register to attend: https://bit.ly/3u0MRMM. Sponsored by Duke Office of Student Loans and Personal Finance. For more information, please contact financialaid@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4049

    Please join us for a talk with Professor Ittai Paldor (Faculty of Law, Hebrew University). Please join us for a talk with Professor Ittai Paldor (Faculty of Law, Hebrew University). Sponsored by Law & Economics Faculty and the Duke Bar Association. For more information, contact Barak Richman at richman@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join us for a discussion on the future of school choice with the Institute for Justice's Michael Bindas and Duke Law Professor Jane Wettach. Mr. Bindas was lead counsel for IJ in Carson v. Makin and argued the case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Wettach is a clinical professor, directs the Children's Law Clinic, and teaches Education law at Duke Law School. A grab and go lunch will be provided at 12:25, with the discussion beginning at 12:45. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Children's Law Clinic. For more information, please contact Matt Queen at matt.queen@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the American Constitution Society and OutLaw for a conversation about election law with Buddy Norton, Deputy Voter Protection Director with the North Carolina Democratic Party. Buddy will provide an overview of the field of election law, as well as ways to get involved in election law and voter protection both during law school and after graduation. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by ACLU, If/When/How, and NLG. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/VMNGZsd7pRwbT8NN7. For more information, contact Lily Talerman at lily.talerman@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 Kristin Casper, General Counsel, Greenpeace International, 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 4040

    Join Duke Bar Association for a short information session about our upcoming representative elections, including available positions, the election timeline, and what's involved in running and participating in DBA. We will have plenty of time for Q&A, but please feel free to submit your questions in advance using this form so we know what you're interested in hearing about: https://forms.gle/7ceN3C1mJDqF1xtX9. Sponsored by DBA. Reach out to Monica at monica.calce@duke.edu with any questions. See you there!

  • Law School 3037

    Michele Pearce, the former Acting General Counsel of the Army and Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, will join us for an interactive discussion facilitated by Professor Lee Tiedrich on the intersection of national security and technology, including data, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and space tech. Ms. Pearce also will discuss her career path, including her experience serving as Acting General Counsel of the Army during the Trump impeachments. Please register at: https://bit.ly/369UjeR. Sponsored by Duke Science and Society. For more information, please contact Bobbi Pabon at bobbi.pabon@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Sponsored by the Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security (LENS). For more information please contact Amanda Gonzalez at amanda.gonzalez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join the North Carolina Club for a panel with attorneys and students working within the Duke University community to learn more about career and internship opportunities outside of the law school. Featuring Nichole Davis '15 from the Office of Counsel, Eric Wagner from the Office of Translation and Commercialization, and Sam Schrader '22 from the Duke Management Company. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by NCC and DBA. For more information, please contact Gina Campanelli at gina.campanelli@duke.edu

  • Virtual

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Hogan Lovells to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Hogan Lovells. This is a virtual event; however, viewing is available in room 4047. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

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    DLMA is hosting music trivia at Oak House! Come show off your musical knowledge for a chance to win prizes! Sponsored by DBA. For questions, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

Friday, February 25, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Speakers include the Honorable Jeh Johnson, General Phil Breedlove, USAF (Ret.), General Larry Spencer, USAF (Ret.), Mr. Dean Cheng and Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel for the U.S. Coast Guard RADM Melissa Bert as well as Director of Operations and International Law for the U.S. Air Force Brig Gen. Gail Crawford and Prof. Mike Newton from Vanderbilt University.
    Sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. The full conference agenda can be found at https://web.law.duke.edu/lens/conference/2022/. For more information please email Amanda Gonzalez at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join LALSA to briefly check-in and discuss how the semester is going. Please come with questions about specific classes, requests for support and advice from 2Ls and 3Ls on how to finish the semester strong. Please try to connect with your mentor/mentee at this time! A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Alyssa Reyes at alyssa.reyes@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Speakers include the Honorable Jeh Johnson, General Phil Breedlove, USAF (Ret.), General Larry Spencer, USAF (Ret.), Mr. Dean Cheng and Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel for the U.S. Coast Guard RADM Melissa Bert as well as Director of Operations and International Law for the U.S. Air Force Brig Gen. Gail Crawford and Prof. Mike Newton from Vanderbilt University.
    Sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. The full conference agenda can be found at https://web.law.duke.edu/lens/conference/2022/. For more information please email Amanda Gonzalez at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 28, 2022

  • Law School 4055

    Join LALSA in welcoming Gerardo Párraga (Simpson Thacher), Diana Castro (McGuireWoods), and Ruben Muñoz (Akin Gump) for a virtual networking event and Q&A session. Grab and Go lunches will be provided following the event. Sponsored by LALSA. For any questions please contact Atzin Villarreal Sosa at arv21@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Law Teaching Committee as they discuss student papers intended for publication. The paper for each workshop will be sent out in advance. Boxed lunches will be available after the workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The time has finally come: Duke Law Patagonia orders! Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card during the pre-sale (Monday 2/28 through Thursday 3/3 at lunch each day). Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL. Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Join the National Lawyers Guild in honor of its Week Against Mass Incarceration. Our guest speaker, Kristie Puckett Williams, MA, is the Deputy Director of Engagement and Mobilization at the ACLU of North Carolina. A formerly incarcerated person, Puckett Williams transformed her lived experience into a career in advocacy and lobbying for prison abolition. She will share her work organizing around inhumane and unjust carceral conditions, especially for women and girls, as well as the movement to end mass incarceration in NC. Grab and Go lunch will be served. Please RSVP here: tinyurl.com/3mf6d9r2. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. For more information, please contact Frank Colaruotolo: frank.colaruotolo@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Duke Law graduate and Durham District Attorney Satana Deberry will join us to speak about prosecutorial responsibility. Ms. Deberry has served as District Attorney since 2018. Before that, she served as a criminal defense attorney and General Counsel for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Join us to hear her take on the role of the prosecutor in our justice system and her policies towards prosecutorial responsibility. Sponsored by the Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Mary Beth Barksdale at marybeth.barksdale@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice speaker series, join Khanyo Farisé, OutRight Action International, Sam Freeman, Make the Shift, Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Duke Law School, and Amanda McRae, Women Enabled International, as they discuss human rights advances during the past two years in a global pandemic, moderated by Jayne Huckerby, Duke Law School. Organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by ACS; APALSA; BLSA; CAGV; Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; DIRP; Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics; Duke Law Children's Law Clinic; Duke Law Civil Justice Clinic; Duke Law Community Enterprise Clinic; Duke Law Environmental Law and Policy Clinic; Duke Law First Amendment Clinic; Duke Law Health Justice Clinic; Duke Law Immigrant Rights Clinic; ELS; FLS; HLS; HRLS; If/When/How; ILS; LALSA; NLG; MENALSA; NALSA; OutLaw; SALSA, and, WLSA. Event is free and open to all; no registration required. Grab-and-go lunch available after the program. For those who can't attend in person, livestream at https://bit.ly/3tHpSGg, starting at 12:30 p.m. More info: Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    The time has finally come: Duke Law Patagonia orders! Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card during the pre-sale (Monday 2/28 through Thursday 3/3 at lunch each day). Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL. Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    This session will provide an introduction to oral advocacy and the Hardt Cup Tournament for 1L students. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Hardt Cup Coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

  • 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 Amanda McRae, L'09, of Women Enabled International 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 3000

    Are you a JD who wants to hone your foreign language skills in another country? A JD who wants to know how they can escape to some far-flung island to practice? An LLM who wants to find out about the culture of different U.S. firms? If so, then join us for the speed networking event sponsored by the International Law Society and the International Studies Office. Come along and offer others advice about your experiences and/or find out what it is like to work in cities and practice areas that you are interested in. Lunch provided. Contact leslie.allen@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4047

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

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    This is the official class photo for all JDs, LLMs, and LLM-LEs for the Class of 2022. You must wear a dark suit for the shoot. Rain date: March 3, 2022. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Gerrymandering, apportionment, and redistricting. Every ten years we hear these words but seldom are they connected to the underlying law and policy that gives them meaning. Join our panel of distinguished election law experts for a discussion of what should be considered when drawing the legislative lines that will shape the next decade. Panelists will include Derek T. Muller, election law expert, Professor of Law, and Bouma Fellow in Law at the University of Iowa. Also featuring Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Duke Law First Amendment Clinic Sarah Ludington '92. A grab and go lunch will be provided at 12:25, with the discussion beginning at 12:45. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Casey Witte at casey.witte@duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    This session will provide an introduction to oral advocacy and the Hardt Cup Tournament for 1L students. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Hardt Cup Coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

  • 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. Dr. Jessica Simes is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University. Her work contributes to sociological research on racial inequality, mass incarceration, the conditions of prison confinement, and the social structure of cities. Her book, Punishing Places: The Geography of Mass Incarceration, applies a unique spatial analysis to mass incarceration in the United States. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Simes about her work. The book can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Punishing-Places-Geography-Mass-Imprisonment/dp/…. Registration is required. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/NovelJusticeSimes. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Join Duke Law ACLU for a conversation about racial segregation in Durham (specifically in housing, although other topics may be covered) and how the problems and effects persist today. Event will feature a panel of speakers including Jesse McCoy, the Supervising Attorney of Duke Law's Civil Justice Clinic and Henry McKoy, Faculty Member and Director of Entrepreneurship School of Business at North Carolina Central University. Sponsored by Duke Law ACLU. For any questions, contact Kate Weaver at katherine.weaver@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The time has finally come: Duke Law Patagonia orders! Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card during the pre-sale (Monday 2/28 through Thursday 3/3 at lunch each day). Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL. Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Moot Court Board Members are invited to Game Night in Star Commons. Please bring a board game or table top game to share! Sponsored by Moot Court. Please contact Erin Flood at erin.n.flood@duke.edu with questions.

Thursday, March 03, 2022

  • Penn Pavilion

    Please join Polis in a conversation with former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis (Duke '81) who will discuss domestic and political challenges, the effects of political polarity, and steps to address current problems in the American Democracy. Bob Inglis served as a member of South Carolina's congressional delegation and currently is the Executive Director of reuplicEn.org, a growing group of conservatives who care about climate change. Sponsored by the Polis Center for Politics, the Global Financial Markets Center, the Nicholas Institute and the Duke Energy Initiative. For more information contact lee.reiners@law.duke.edu. http://polis.duke.edu/events/bob-inglis/

  • Law School 4042

    Join us for a discussion with Jack Goldsmith, a distinguished professor of law at Harvard University, on the limitations of presidential power in the realm of national security. Before his time at Harvard, Professor Goldsmith served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel and as Special Counsel to the Department of Defense. Professor Ernest Young will moderate the discussion. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided outside the room beginning around 12:25 pm. Professor Goldsmith's remarks will begin at 12:45pm. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. For more information, contact Madeline Sparks at madeline.sparks@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The time has finally come: Duke Law Patagonia orders! Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card during the pre-sale (Monday 2/28 through Thursday 3/3 at lunch each day). Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL. Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    OutLaw will come together to elect its Executive Board for the 2022-2023 academic year. All members of the General Body should plan to attend to hear the candidates and participate in this important process. To learn more about elections, please contact Michael Biondi (Michael.Biondi@duke.edu). Please be prompt.

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a panel discussion of race and corporate law. Panelists include Professor Lisa Fairfax (Penn); Professor Carliss Chatman (Washington & Lee); and Professor Emilie Aguirre (Duke). Professor Gina-Gail Fletcher will moderate. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law's Center on Race, Law and Policy. For more information contact Shatanya McClure at mcclure@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 4055

    Please join APALSA for a conversation with Eugene Y. Lao ('95), the Chief Legal Officer at Prime Trust. Mr. Lao has an extensive and distinguished career in technology and international practice. Previously, he had served as the Deputy General Counsel at Zynga, Inc., VP and Regional Genearl Counsel, Asia-Pacific for Yahoo! Inc., among other well-known companies. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/Gz7dF1qc2YqGEDB57. For more information, please contact Yoo Jung Hah at yoojung.hah@duke.edu or Sarah Tinaphong at sarah.tinaphong@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, a legal talent development expert, for a hands-on workshop covering essential tips on creating, honing, and refining your "interview pitch," networking and social situations-such as the virtual and in-person receptions-business etiquette, and other essential information designed to help you present your best self in law firm interview and business development settings. Whether you plan to work in the United States or return home, understanding some of the customs of U.S. business practice and why U.S. business people and lawyers behave as they do will help you strengthen your relationships and ensure that cultural differences do not hamper your professional and personal success. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. Grab & go lunch will be provided after the event. For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    Join a small group of LLMs for a 45-minute session to practice your elevator pitch with Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, legal talent development expert. Students will receive one-on-one feedback during the workshop to improve their elevator pitch. Students will leave this workshop ready to give their elevator pitch for upcoming interviews and receptions. This session is offered in two 45 minute blocks, limited to the first ten (10) students for each block. Register at this link by February 21, 2022: https://bit.ly/3IPt7zK. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4049

    Judge Dever of the Eastern District of North Carolina will preside over the final round of the Twiggs-Beskind Mock Trial Competition. The two competing teams will be determined through the preliminary rounds on February 26 and 27th. Sponsored by Mock Trial. For more information, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

Friday, March 04, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    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. This years focus is on firearms evidence. 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, NC Office of Indigent Defense Services and Wilson Center for Science and Justice. 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 two-day conference to discuss the role of university research in the U.S. innovation ecosystem. The conference aims to outline a new framework for America's universities in the context of the country's long-term competitive future. The conference will address key questions within this framework through panel discussions with key leaders in academia, government, and industry, including five university presidents: MICHAEL CROW, President, ASU, REBECCA BLANK, Chancellor, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, SHIRLEY ANN JACKSON, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, FARNAM JAHANIAN, President, Carnegie Mellon University, and VINCENT PRICE, President, Duke University. Co-sponsored by Duke Law's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke Research and Innovation, and the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. Please join us for this multi-day virtual event, concluding on March 4, 2022 with our final two panels and brief wrap-up of the proceedings. More information at https://bit.ly/3K6uuM7; register for the event (required) at https://bit.ly/EvolvingInnovation. Questions, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu or innovationpolicy@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 14, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    We are extending the Duke Law Patagonia pre-sale orders! Stop by Star Commons this week (Monday 3/14 and Thursday 3/17 from 11am - 2pm) to place your order. Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card. Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL (https://bit.ly/3ILfouj) and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL (https://bit.ly/3MlgLlB). Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join APALSA for the 2022-2023 Executive Board Election. We encourage all APALSA members to attend and vote. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Yoo Jung Hah at yoojung.hah@duke.edu and Sarah Tinaphong at sarah.tinaphong@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Law Teaching Committee as they discuss student papers intended for publication. The paper for each workshop will be sent out in advance. Boxed lunches will be available after the workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

  • Virtual

    The Coffee and Crypto Chat Series is back for the 2021-2022 academic year! Join Dr. Jimmie Lenz, the Director of the Master of Engineering Programs in Financial Technology and Cybersecurity, and Lee Reiners, the Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University, for an informal discussion of the latest crypto news topics. This month's Coffee and Crypto episode features special guest, Sultan Meghji, former FDIC Innovation Chief. Registration Required. Follow the link below to register for this free Zoom webcast. https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rf-uqqzkoGt3X9mBrplj_8u26RIwCE…. Sponsored by Pratt School of Engineering, Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law, Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity, and Master of Engineering in Financial Technology. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Leslie at elizabeth.leslie@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    We are extending the Duke Law Patagonia pre-sale orders! Stop by Star Commons this week (Monday 3/14 through Thursday 3/17) to place your order. Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card. Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL (https://bit.ly/3ILfouj) and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL (https://bit.ly/3MlgLlB). Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    The Competition Law Society is hosting a panel of professors and industry professionals to demystify the legal and regulatory regimes underlying international trade. Panelists will also discuss the role of lawyers in this system, and they will be open to any questions from the audience. This event is designed to be introductory, and no prior experience with trade law is necessary. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Harriet Dadzie at harriet.dadzie@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Karen Knop, Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, will deliver the Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law. The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Dean. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a panel of Duke Law alums who have worked in Big Law and pivoted to new positions, including startup founder, in house counsel, legal writing instructor, private client wealth manager, and management consultant. Learn how they approached their career strategy, how they made the transition, and what prepared them for their current position. Speakers include Bill Warren '16 (Opolis), Karim Lakhani '18 (McKinsey), Jonathan Ng '18 (Grammarly). McKenzie Osborne '18 (University of South Carolina School of Law), and Tanya Smith '19 (Goldman Sachs). A take-away lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Law & Entrepreneurship, the Career and Professional Development Center and the Business Law Society. For more information, contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Affinity Group and Moot Court Board Members will discuss their experiences competing in Duke Law Moot Court Intramural Competitions & answer any questions 1Ls have before the 2022 Hardt Cup. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board, APALSA, BLSA, LALSA, MENALSA, OUTLAW, SALSA, WOCC, and WLSA. Grab and Go lunches will be provided. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/7i6LUv5nTm5GvWiy5. For more information, please contact Erin Flood at erin.n.flood@duke.edu

  • Virtual

    Interested in learning new skills to help you manage your stress? Join a 4 session Koru Mindfulness course with other law students that will teach you the skill of mindfulness. Mindfulness develops self-awareness that informs all of your important life choices and helps maintain peace of mind - among other benefits! The course will help you build the habit of using mindfulness in your life on a regular basis, with just 10 minutes per day. We've found that folks get a lot more out of Koru if they stick with it from beginning to end, therefore we ask you to commit to attend all 4 sessions. The course will meet virtually on Zoom on Tuesdays after Spring Break (March 15, March 22, March 29, and April 5) from 4 pm - 5 pm and will be led by Corinne Crews (Career Center) and Kelli Raker (Academic Affairs). Sponsored by DuWell. For more information and to sign up to attend, please email Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu by Friday, March 4, 2022. Class size is limited to 10 students.

  • Law School 3043

    Join us as staff from the SEC's Atlanta Regional Office highlight the work of Securities Examiners and Enforcement Attorneys as they use the federal securities laws to protect investors and hold bad actors accountable. They will detail how Examinations staff conducted an examination of a firm subject to regulation in North Carolina; the suspected violations of federal securities laws that they referred to Enforcement staff; and the investigation conducted by Enforcement attorneys, including collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and filing charges in U.S. District Court. This event will provide students with a glimpse into the life of an SEC Enforcement Attorney by detailing a case that was ultimately referred to a U.S. Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution. SEC attorneys will stick around after the event to speak with students about career opportunities at the SEC and answer questions. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    We are extending the Duke Law Patagonia pre-sale orders! Stop by Star Commons this week (Monday 3/14 through Thursday 3/17) to place your order. Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card. Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL (https://bit.ly/3ILfouj) and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL (https://bit.ly/3MlgLlB). Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a conversation with Duke Law alumnus Ted Edwards about practicing investment management law. Mr. Edwards is an Associate at Troutman Pepper and the Chair of the Young Alumni Board of the Global Financial Markets Center. The conversation will focus on the "nuts and bolts" of representing publicly and privately offered investment funds and their managers, and recent developments in the space. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center and the Business Law Society. For more information contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu Ted Edwards at theodore.edwards@troutman.com.

  • Law School 4042

    The NCC's spring general body meeting, where we meet to elect our next Board and discuss the semester's events. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided, and we encourage attendees to eat together afterward to foster community in the Club. Board eligibility and voting rights are limited to students on the NCC listserv or in the GroupMe as of February 5th. Sponsored by the NCC and DBA. For more information, please contact Marino at marino.leone@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Training for members of the Moot Court Board who will be judges in the Hardt Cup. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Hardt Cup Coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

  • Law School 4000

    Please join us for a conversation about copyright and trademark litigation with Darren W. Johnson, counsel in the Litigation Department with Paul Weiss. Mr. Johnson specializes in copyright, trademark, and contract disputes and has represented prominent clients in disputes regarding fine art, music, motion pictures, and fashion. In addition to his practice, Mr. Johnson is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches courses in intellectual property litigation. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DBA. For questions, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Over the last two years hospitals and other health care providers were challenged not only on the medical front but also on the legal front. Join us to hear first hand from the Office of Counsel at Duke Health System and the Regional Counsel at the Department of Veteran's Affairs about the legal challenges they had to manage during the pandemic. Sponsored by the Health Law Society and DBA. Lunch will be provided, please RVSP by March 14 https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eRuun2IEjelqJNk For more information, please contact Barbara Meier at barbaramanuela.meier@duke.edu.

  • Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater

    Join us for a screening of the documentary short ANGEL OF ALABAMA followed by a Q&A with the protagonist and filmmaker. Please RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bpin6lFueFjlSTk. Screening will take place in the Film Theater at the Rubenstein Art Center. Sponsored by Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. Co-sponsored by Ethereal Films, UNC Adams School of Dentistry, Southern Environmental Law Center, and Law Offices of Bryan Brice. For more information, please contact Michael Mocciaro at michael.mocciaro@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    We are extending the Duke Law Patagonia pre-sale orders! Stop by Star Commons this week (Monday 3/14 and Thursday 3/17 from 11am - 2pm) to place your order. Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card. Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL (https://bit.ly/3ILfouj) and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL (https://bit.ly/3MlgLlB). Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4049

    Please join us for a discussion with Prof. Ilya Somin of George Mason's Scalia Law on the importance of property rights for the protection of minorities and the poor. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact John Addy at john.addy@duke.edu.

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. In (belated) celebration, WLSA & WOCC will be distributing drinking chocolate and churros from Cocoa Cinnamon. We hope you'll take a minute to come and celebrate with us! Treats will be distributed first-come, first-served, and we will have vegan and dairy-free options. Sponsored by WLSA and WOCC. For more information, please contact Gaby Feliciani at gxf@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 4042

    Please join the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic and the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section of the North Carolina Bar Association for a panel discussion to introduce students to the practice of environmental law. The panel will consist of environmental lawyers from the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Our keynote speaker will be Brenda Hampton, founder of Concerned Citizens of WMEL Water Authority. The main goal of this event is to introduce students to the practice of environmental law. The overall tone of the program will be conversational. Sponsored by BLSA, FLS, APALSA, GPSS, ELS, MENALSA, and NALSA. Grab-and-go lunch is available after the program for in-person attendees. For more information, please contact Michael Mocciaro (michael.mocciaro@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a conversation with Judge Mark Davis LLM'18. Judge Davis currently serves on the NC Business Court which handles cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law. The judge will give an overview of the NC Business Court and its importance in the state. He will also talk about the benefits of clerking for the court. Prior to his appointment, Judge Davis served on the NC Supreme Court and NC Court of Appeals, as Special Deputy Attorney General in the North Carolina Department of Justice, as General Counsel in the Office of the Governor, and was in private practice. Grab and go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office and North Carolina Club. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    Chag Purim Sameach - Happy Purim! Join JLSA to celebrate Purim with hamantaschen and friends during the lunch hour. Sponsored by JLSA. Contact Ali Rosenblatt at Ali.Rosenblatt@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join us for a panel with attorneys from McGuire Woods to learn more about the firm. Additionally, attorneys will discuss mentorship and sponsorship opportunities, D&I initiatives, wellness efforts, and diversity in the legal profession as a whole. To learn more about how to engage with them during OCI or how to navigate the OCI process more generally, join us for this event! Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. Grab and Go lunches will be provided. For more information, please contact Harriet Dadzie at harriet.dadzie@duke.edu.

  • 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.

  • Law School 3043

    Join us for a discussion with Duke Law alumna Alla Lefkowitz. Ms. Lefkowitz is the Senior Director for Affirmative Litigation at Everytown Law and previously served as a Senior Staff Attorney at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. She will share her experience working on issues related to firearms law, gun violence, and the Second Amendment. We will reserve plenty of time for students to ask questions. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law. Contact Theresa Boyce at theresa.boyce@law.duke.edu for more information.

Friday, March 18, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Join us for an all-day conference on the theme Privatizing the Gun Debate. The conference will explore the ways in which private actors are increasingly taking on a major role in the gun debate. It will convene scholars and practitioners for a series of panels to discuss several themes in the movement to regulate guns outside legislative channels, like those using civil lawsuits and business policies. Distinguished panelists include New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie, Ian Ayres, Brannon Denning, Heidi Feldman, Alla Lefkowitz, Jon Lowy, Jody Madeira, Julia Mahoney, Linda Mullenix, Lars Noah, Dru Stevenson, Ilya Somin, and Fred Vars. The keynote address will be delivered by Alejandro Celorio, Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and is titled, "The Missing Link: Corporate Responsibility in Arms Trafficking." All are welcome to attend in person. To attend via webinar, please register here: https://bit.ly/PrivatizingGunDebate. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law. Contact Theresa Boyce for more information.

  • Wilson Recreation Center

    Learn to rock climb like a pro! Join Outlaw at the Duke indoor climbing wall (Wilson Recreation Center). No experience needed! All equipment including climbing shoes, harnesses and belay devices are free for the first 25 people to RSVP. The 2 hour session will also include a free belay class for those that would like to learn. This event is open to all queer law students and their allies. Sponsored by Outlaw and co-sponsored by the Duke Law Rock Climbing Club. For more information, please contact Edward Gonzales at elg38@duke.edu. RSVP at: https://forms.gle/6Qc2rbtzxbuhUtJ68

Saturday, March 19, 2022

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a virtual celebration of Walter Dellinger, as well as his beloved wife, Anne Dellinger '74. Register for the Zoom webinar at https://bit.ly/3IgMvVP. In lieu of flowers, a tax-deductible donation in Walter's honor can be considered for Book Harvest (https://bookharvest.org/walter-dellinger/). In addition, tax-deductible donations can be made to the North Carolina Community Foundation or to the Duke University School of Law. NCCF and Duke Law have each established a Walter E. Dellinger III Legacy Fund that will support academic and non-profit initiatives reflecting Walter's life and ideals.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    Please join MENALSA in celebrating Nowruz! We look forward to welcoming you, as well as Afghani refugees in the Durham area. Nowruz is the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which begins on the spring equinox. Although Nowruz has Iranian origins, it is celebrated by many countries in the Middle East and Central Asia. Join us for music, tea and pastries, and activities as we wait to ring in the New Year at the moment of the spring equinox! Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/uV9Qw5CD268JAriq5. Sponsored by MENALSA. For more information, please contact Neeki Memarzadeh at neeki.memarzadeh@duke.edu.

Monday, March 21, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for an information session regarding the Duke-Leiden Summer Institute. Come learn about the opportunity to take advanced-level international and comparative law courses during your 1L summer. The Duke-Leiden Institute in Global and Transnational Law will run from June 20 to July 20 and we are currently planning on having it in person in The Hague. Courses, which will include offerings on trade, international arbitration, human rights, and other core areas of international and comparative law, will be fully accredited and co-taught in English by top faculty from Duke Law and Leiden University. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the end of the event. Sponsored by Duke-Leiden Summer Institute. For more information, please contact Meaghan Kelly at meaghan.kelly@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4055

    1GP Members, please join us for our Blueprint Q&A Session. We will have 2Ls present to share their experiences, so please bring any questions you have about the networking process. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Taliah Rodriguez at taliah.rodriguez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Law Teaching Committee as they discuss student papers intended for publication. The paper for each workshop will be sent out in advance. Boxed lunches will be available after the workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Duke Law & Technology Society for the Careers in Crypto event. Several Duke Law alumni working in the Crypto industry will be speaking about their legal experiences in the crypto space in a conversation moderated by Professor Reiners. Sponsored by the Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Brandon Avers at brandon.avers@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    LES invites students join us for a speaker event with Professor Ben Grunwald as he discusses his use of quantitative analysis to advance criminal justice reform. Professor Grunwald will share insights on some of his recent and upcoming publications, such as "The Wandering Officer": an article published in the Yale Law Journal that empirically studies the behavior of law enforcement officers. Grab and go food will be provided at the end of the event for all attendees. Please RSVP by March 14, 2021 at https://forms.gle/xAeCtqFnAEJLTZpV8. Sponsored by the Law & Economics Society and co-sponsored by the Criminal Law Society. For more information, contact Jake Ingoglia at jake.ingoglia@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Are you thinking about doing an externship next year? Do you want to know more about what an externship is, how it differs from a clinic, or how to work it into the rest of your class and extracurricular schedule? Come hear about Duke's Externship program (part-time, full-time, and Duke in DC) at this information session. Students will learn about how to find government, non-profit, judicial, and "in-house" / private sector placements, and discuss why, when, and where to do externships. ALL students interested in a 2022-2023 externship should attend this meeting; please RSVP at this link: https://bit.ly/3hsHrTc. If you cannot attend the meeting, please click the RSVP link anyway to indicate which semester you are interested in doing an externship and we will follow up with you. Sponsored by the Externship Office. For more information, please contact monique.taylor@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Externship Office.

  • Law School 3037

    Join Professor Matthew Adler, Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy, for a discussion of his recent book, Measuring Social Welfare: An Introduction. This title provides an overview of the social welfare function (SWF) framework and a demonstration of how it can be used as a powerful tool for evaluating governmental policies. James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law, will provide introductory remarks. Masks are required for all event attendees, and grab & go lunch will be served at the conclusion. Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens (behrens@law.duke.edu).

  • Virtual

    All 1Ls planning to interview for 2L summer associate positions with large law firm in Summer 2022 should attend this annual event to establish meaningful connections with private sector employers from around the country that frequently hire Duke Law 2Ls. The 2022 event will be hosted virtually on Remo across two nights - Tuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 30. Students and employer representatives will be able to move between virtual tables within the event platform for small group and one-on-one video chats.

    Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

  • 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 3171

    Please join the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP) for a conversation with recent alumna Natalie Pate '21 about her process of finding and choosing a job in the immigration space and how she navigated the choice between an immigration firm, nonprofits, fellowships and government work. Please RSVP at tinyurl.com/DIRPNatalie and lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP). Co-sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Contact Kiki Shim at ks598@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4045

    What does it mean to work at the World Bank? Fabian Clausen, a Litigation Specialist with the World Bank Group's Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) unit, will join us for a conversation about his work at the World Bank Group. Mr. Clausen investigates and pursues sanctions related to fraud and corruption in Bank-financed projects and will talk about his experience working in cross-border project finance, intergovernmental organizations, and anti-corruption investigations. He will also speak about his career path and the types of positions at the World Bank. The Careers in International Law program is sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Join Fabian Clausen, a Litigation Specialist with the World Bank Group's Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) unit, for a 30-minute interactive and informal small-group discussion with a lawyer practicing public international law. Space is limited to five students on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, International Studies, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu to participate in the Career Chat.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Join OutLaw for a discussion on LGBTQ+ bias in jury trials. Brett Ries (JD 2023, OutLaw Director of Advocacy) will discuss from a constitutional and intersectional perspective how the Supreme Court's rulings in Peña-Rodriguez and Bostock can be used to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from jury discrimination. Takeaway lunch will be provided. Sponsored by OutLaw. Co-sponsored by ACLU, ACS, APALSA, BLSA, GPS, HRLS, LALSA, MENALSA, NALSA, NLG, and WLSA. RSVP here: [%22]https://forms.gle/veRhtC4MtckBS63t9. For more information, please contact Brett Ries at Brett.Ries@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join the Latin American Law Students Association as we elect the incoming executive board. Sponsored by LALSA. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Taliah Rodriguez at taliah.rodriguez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by T&L Committee. For more information contact Rebecca Rich at rich@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join the Duke Law California Club for a panel event with attorneys from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's Palo Alto and Los Angeles offices to learn more about the firm and what it is like to work in biglaw in both Northern and Southern California. Sponsored by the Duke Law California Club and DBA. For more information, please contact J.C. Gonzalez at jesse.gonzalez@duke.edu.

Friday, March 25, 2022

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Sponsored by the Office of Admissions. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Please join us for an afternoon tea with Prof Arti Rai. Prof Arti Rai is an internationally recognized expert in intellectual property law, especially in patent law and health law. Prof. Rai has held several positions in the federal government including the head of the Office of Policy and International Affairs in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Prof. Rai will give an overview of the USPTO as well as patent law. She will also talk about course selections as well as provide general academic and career advice if you are interested in patent law. This event is intended to be a casual and conversational event with up to 10 participants. Afternoon tea will be provided, please RVSP by March 23: https://forms.gle/UKMnGGVGGFd16YEg7. Sponsored by Duke Law & Technology Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Yuchen Han at yuchen.han@duke.edu or Tae Hong at tae.hong@duke.edu.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022

  • Law School 4047

    Join First Generation Professionals for an information session on our upcoming elections. Current e-board members will be answering any questions you may have regarding position responsibilities and election logistics. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke's First Generation Professionals. For more information please contact Gina Garrett at gina.garrett@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join the Economic Justice Project (EJP) for a discussion with Duke Law Professor Sara Greene. As a sociologist and legal scholar, Professor Greene's work explores the relationship between law, poverty, and inequality. Professor Greene will discuss her recent paper "Stealing (Identity) From the Poor," which highlights how low-income individuals are especially vulnerable to identity theft and how current regulatory efforts fail to address the unique needs and circumstances of these victims. Lunch will be provided after the discussion. Sponsored by the Duke Law Economic Justice Project (EJP). For more information, please contact Sam Wolter at samuel.wolter@duke.edu or Susan Murley at susan.murley@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. Dr. Michael Walker is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. His book, Indefinite: Doing Time in Jail, is the first ethnographic study of an American jail in over 30 years, and is based on his personal experience while incarcerated. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Walker about his findings. The book can be purchased here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/indefinite-9780190072865?cc=us&…;. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Law Teaching Committee as they discuss student papers intended for publication. The paper for each workshop will be sent out in advance. Boxed lunches will be available after the workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for a well-rounded discussion about state judiciaries and the experience and value of clerking at state appellate courts, particularly focusing on North Carolina. Panel will include North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson, North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Allegra Collins, and a collection of recent Duke Law alumni who are current and former North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals clerks. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club, the Clerkship Office, and the DBA. For more information, please contact Marino Leone at marino.leone@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    In 2017, neo-Nazis and white supremacists orchestrated a violent attack on Charlottesville. Integrity for America helped secure damages and hold the extremists accountable for their violence. Join us for a conversation with IFA ED Amy Spitalnick and lawyer Jessica Philips, moderated by Professor Darrell Miller, to learn about this landmark court case and the fight against violent white supremacy. RSVP to attend in person (i4a.us/duke-inperson) or online (i4a.us/duke-virtual). Sponsored by Jewish Law Students Association. Co-sponsored by ACLU, APALSA, BLSA, LALSA, MENALSA, OutLaw, SALSA, WLSA, and WOCC. For more information, contact Ali Rosenblatt at amr147@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4049

    The finals for the Twiggs-Beskind Mock Trial Competition will be judged by The Honorable United States District Judge James C. Dever III. The finalists competing are Casey Witte, Anighya Crocker, Alexandra Gomez, Brandon Avers, Thomas Fogarty, Mark Usatinsky, Paige Brasington, and Kristen Love. To attend in person or online, please fill out the form at bit.ly/twiggsfinal. Sponsored by Duke Law Mock Trial. For more information, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

  • 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 3043

    Join Black Law Students Association for our final general body meeting of the semester as we elect the incoming executive board. Sponsored by BLSA. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information please contact Krystal Dillon at krystal.dillon@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    An introduction for 1L students interested in Journal membership and the spring Casenote Competition. Learn about the journal experience and value of participation, hear from the incoming Editors-in-Chief of Duke's student-edited publications, and receive an overview of the May competition. Lunch will be provided to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, and the session will be recorded for students who cannot join. Sponsored by the Casenote Committee. For more information, contact casenote@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice speaker series, join Denisse Córdova Montes, Acting Associate Director, Human Rights Clinic & Lecturer in Law, University of Miami (Florida) School of Law, and Ana María Suarez Franco, Accounting and Monitoring, FIAN International, for a discussion of the human right to food moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Duke Law School. The event is 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; Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics; Duke Law's Environmental Law and Policy Clinic; the Food Law Society; the Human Rights Law Society; the International Law Society; and the Sanford World Food Policy Center. The event is free and open to all; no registration required. Lunch will be available grab-and-go after the program. For those who can't attend in person, the event will be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/3fF2UYh, starting at 12:30 p.m. More information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater

    On August 4th 2020, one of the world's biggest explosions took place in the capital city of Lebanon, Beirut. A very large part of the city was destroyed, leaving many homeless and displaced. In her recent documentary, Lebanese director Fadia Ahmad takes us through the streets of Beirut one month after the blast. In "Beirut: The Aftermath," she documents the devastation and the reconstruction efforts that took place in the city. The Middle East Graduate Seminar, in collaboration with the Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association, DUMESC, and AMES, will be screening the documentary at the Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater. Sign up on the link below to join us! https://forms.gle/neCWDpnJzHBuAiDP6. Sponsored by LLM. For more information, please contact Nour Berbari at nour.berbari@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

  • Law School 3000

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our International Practice 101 event, a panel discussion that sheds light on working for big law's non-US offices. We will explore topics including practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. This event will feature Izzy Huanbing Xu (Cleary Gottlieb), Yolanda Min (Latham & Watkins), and Alicia Pumpian (White & Case). Our panelists will share with us their experience working for big laws' various locations across the world, including London, Cologne, Hong Kong, Tokyo, DC, and New York. RSVP at https://forms.gle/HVt2TgthzUWP565G9. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Rita Fu at yuru.fu@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    The Environmental Law Society and the Duke Immigration and Refugee Project will be co-hosting a Climate Migration panel, the second event in the Environmental Justice Speaker Series. Climate migration examines the impact of climate change on human migration around the world. While rising sea levels, food scarcity, and unpredictable natural disasters have displaced, and continue to displace, millions of people around the world, the legal frameworks to address this urgent issue are relatively underdeveloped in the international community.
    Professor Sarah Bermeo (Sanford School of Public Policy), Professor Elizabeth Keyes (University of Baltimore School of Law), and Roxana Bendezú (Migrants Roots Media) will speak about their research on climate migration, examine the link between climate change and migration, and share ideas on how to address this problem.This event is open to all members of the Duke community. Sponsored by ELS and DIRP. For any questions, please contact Jerry Zhu at jerry.zhu@duke.edu. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3MLL853

  • 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

    Social media, spyware, and other digital platforms can exacerbate the effects of gender-based violence and intimate partner surveillance. Join the Duke Law and Technology Society for a chat on the increasing prominence of technology in gender-based violence, its legal implications, and work to combat it across disciplines at Duke and elsewhere. Sponsored by Duke Law and Technology Society. Co-sponsored by the ACLU, APALSA, BLSA, CAGV, Criminal Law Society, DBA, GPS, HRLS, LALSA, MENALSA, NALSA, NLG, Outlaw, WLSA, and WOCC. Grab and go food will be provided at the end of the event for all attendees. Please RSVP by Friday, March 25, 2021 (https://forms.gle/wz6Fc5j6tF5QaJuY6). For more information, please contact Analese Bridges (amb182@duke.edu) or Sarah Claypoole (skc39@duke.edu).

  • Law School 4045

    This program is for students who will be clerking after graduation and those who will be interning with a judge. Join Suzanne Corriell, Circuit Librarian for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, who will talk about the federal court library program and provide recommendations for research resources beneficial to you during your clerkship or internship. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. To RSVP, please email Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join EJP for a discussion with Jack Holtzman, Co-Director of the Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina. He will be discussing the federal Fair Housing Act, as well as housing discrimination issues around North Carolina. Mr. Holtzman will also highlight how the Fair Housing Project is working to ensure equal housing opportunities for all and ways that students can get involved. Lunch will be provided after the discussion. Sponsored by the Economic Justice Project (EJP) and DBA. For more information, please contact Sam Wolter at samuel.wolter@duke.edu or Injee Hong at injee.hong@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Think you want to be a restructuring attorney? Curious to learn what a restructuring attorney does? Please come join the Business Law Society and its esteemed attorney panel to find out the answers to these questions-and more! This panel will give you insight into what it actually means to be an attorney in a firm's restructuring practice group. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    This is an opportunity for Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) members to discuss Duke Law Journal and write-on process with current DLJ staff. Sponsored by LALSA and DLJ. For more information, please contact Lee Garza at lrg28@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    All 1Ls planning to interview for 2L summer associate positions with large law firm in Summer 2022 should attend this annual event to establish meaningful connections with private sector employers from around the country that frequently hire Duke Law 2Ls. The 2022 event will be hosted virtually on Remo across two nights - Tuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 30. Students and employer representatives will be able to move between virtual tables within the event platform for small group and one-on-one video chats.

    Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

  • Online

    This virtual event is part of the Gilman Climate Leaders Seminar Series (March 24 - May 12), designed by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Duke University Energy Initiative and funded by the U.S. Department of State. The interdisciplinary series aims to enhance attendees' understanding of the climate crisis-including its social, political, and economic impacts-through a foreign policy lens. Featured speakers include Duke University faculty as well as other prominent scholars and professionals.

    The second seminar in the series will kick off with reflections by Eric Ndayaho Mvukiyehe (Duke University), a political science professor with deep experience in development and gender issues from his tenure at the World Bank. He will then be joined by Victoria Plutshack (Duke University), who works on energy access and decarbonized, off-grid energy systems in Africa. The two will hold an engaging conversation about tackling climate change and electrification, embedded within this varied, complex context-and explore the role of women-centered solutions in meeting development, political stability and climate goals on the African continent.

    The first seven seminars in the series are open to students at all U.S. colleges and universities as well as to the Duke community, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff. An eighth seminar will be offered exclusively to students and alumni of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholars Program.

    Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/gilmanclimate

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us as Barton Beebe, the John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law at New York University, delivers the 2022 David L. Lange Lecture on Intellectual Property. Professor Beebe is a co-director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU and the author of Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook, a free digital trademark law textbook now in use in 70 law schools around the world. Grab-and-go lunch will be served following the lecture. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Rachel Greeson rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu.

  • See description

    Back by popular demand, DLMA is hosting a Spring Open Mic at Oak House! We are excited to once again open up the stage to Duke Law students for all kinds of performances: instrumentation, live painting, spoken word, singing, and more! We will prioritize Duke students in the line up, but the stage will be open to the community as well. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/DLMAsignup. Any tips to the musicians will be donated to PILF. For questions, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

Friday, April 01, 2022

Monday, April 04, 2022

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Law Teaching Committee as they discuss student papers intended for publication. The paper for each workshop will be sent out in advance. Boxed lunches will be available after the workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join WLSA and DLJ to discuss this year's Casenote competition, benefits of journal membership, and tips and tricks that will lead you to success. We highly encourage all WLSA 1Ls to join, regardless of whether or not you have decided you want to join a journal. This event has been incredibly helpful for WLSA members in the past, and we know it will be worth your time! A grab-and-go will be provided. Co-sponsored by WLSA and DLJ. For more information, please contact Dana Sublett at dana.sublett@duke.edu. If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please RSVP at https://forms.gle/xesGs8KJjJZhS7eq8.

  • Law School 4047

    Join the Law & Econ Society for a panel with attorneys from K&L Gates to learn more about their firm and Asset Management and Investment Funds practice. Sponsored by the the Law & Econ Society. Co-sponsored by OutLaw. For more information, please contact Nolan Dallara at nolan.dallara@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a panel discussion of the importance of judicial diversity and the nomination process of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Professor Trina Jones will moderate. Please note that the panelists will appear via Zoom. For more information contact Shatanya McClure at mcclure@law.duke.edu. Grab and go lunches will be provided. Sponsored by the Center on Law, Race and Policy, BLSA, ACS, APALSA, ACLU, LALSA, MENSLA, NLG, Outlaw, and WLSA.

  • Law School 4045

    Join us for a conversation with Duke Law alumnus Marcus LeBeouf ('06), Vice President and General Counsel of the Chicago Blackhawks. Sponsored by Duke Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact David Duquette at david.duquette@duke.edu

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice speaker series, join Benjamin Ballah, General Secretary, Cultivation of Users' Hope Liberia, and Kriti Sharma, Human Rights Watch, in a discussion about the abuse of persons with psychosocial disabilities and their human rights moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Duke Law School. The event is 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; Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics; the Human Rights Law Society; and the International Law Society. The event is free and open to all; no registration required. Lunch will be available grab-and-go after the program. For those who can't attend in person, the event will be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/3qFLgKj, starting at 12:30 p.m. More information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    To OCI or Not to OCI - that is the question. As 1L comes to a close, come hear from a diverse group of students and alum on their decision whether or not to participate in Duke's OCI and their follow-up decision on whether or not to pursue work in BigLaw. Lunch, sponsored by DBA, will be provided to those who register by March 31 at noon here: https://forms.gle/i9u1Q7K79JkL3T8j7. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Adam Golden at adam.golden@duke.edu.

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    Public Interest and Public Service Certificate students of all class years and faculty mentors are invited to gather as we welcome new enrollees. Meet new faces and re-connect with the community. Event by invitation only. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Contact monique.taylor@law.duke.edu with questions.

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

  • Law School 4055

    Please join MENALSA for a conversation with a panel of attorneys at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Kirkland & Ellis, and Paul Hastings about their legal journey and experiences in big law! Lunch will be provided and all are welcome. Sponsored by the Middle East and North African Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Alanah Herfi at ah586@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Sponsored by the Duke Law Economic Justice Project (EJP). For more information, please contact Sam Wolter at samuel.wolter@duke.edu or Scott Johnson at scott.johnson@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 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 Denisse Córdova Montes, Acting Associate Director, Human Rights Clinic & Lecturer in Law at University of Miami School of Law, 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 3037

    General body meeting for members of the Moot Court Board. We will be electing the 2022-23 Executive Committee. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, contact Erin Flood at erin.n.flood@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Interested in learning more about white collar defense practice? Join attorneys from Sullivan & Cromwell for a panel event on their career path, what it is like to work in this practice area, and their experience as a woman in this traditionally underrepresented line of work. A grab and go lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1N1oMCfaAmdAwn1uysUoHG-caZq8QHzS6hYLAZ7…. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association and Sullivan & Cromwell. For more information, please contact Paget Barranco at paget.barranco@duke.edu or Sarah Lim at sarah.j.lim@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Join Apoorva Dixit (1L) for an intimate talk and Q&A about the Bhopal Gas Tragedy-the worst industrial disaster in the world. Dixit, an immigrant and Bhopal native, returned to her hometown as a Fulbright Scholar to record the oral history of the tragedy. Using 80+ interviews and interweaving personal reflection, conversation, and narration, Dixit created a 7-part podcast called "They Knew Which Way to Run" and recently delivered a TEDx Talk at Duke. Dixit will share her experience recording this story of hope, resilience, and memory. All are welcome whether or not they have listened to the podcast. Grab-and-go Indian lunch will be provided. Register here: https://bit.ly/3if1FAf. Check out the podcast here: theyknewwhichwaytorun.com. Sponsored by NLG. Co-sponsored by SALSA, ELS, ACLU, HRLS, ACS, WoCC, & WLSA. For more information, please contact Frank Colaruotolo frank.colaruotolo@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    As you prepare for Passover, JLSA's got you covered! Grab your own box of matzo from us. Find us at a table in Star Commons. Sponsored by Jewish Law Students Association and Jewish Graduate Student Initiative. For more information, contact Ali Rosenblatt at Ali.Rosenblatt@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Barrister's Ball is this Friday from 9pm-1am at the Fruit in downtown Durham!!! Wristband pick up is this Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm in Star Commons Foyer. Your friend can pick up your wristband, but they/you are responsible for it. We are not able to replace lost wristbands. The Fruit will check for each guest's wristbands at check-in. Each guest will need one to get into the event. A few reminders about the event: This is the first time since 2019 that DBA is able to host the Barrister's Ball. We want this to be a fun and safe environment for everyone, so we ask that everyone be responsible before, during, and after the event. Security will be present at The Fruit. Please be mindful that we are setting a precedent for future social events at the law school. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@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 3043

    Join us for a conversation with Duke Law alumna Tanya Smith about financial planning. Smith is a Strategic Advisor in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 4000

    The Duke International Arbitration Society (DIAS) invites students to join us for the info session of the DIAS followed by a debrief session of the § 1782 oral argument before the Supreme Court with Professor Ryan Mellske. DIAS is Duke's very first arbitration-focused student group. Its goal is to gather like-minded students and host arbitration-related events. In the latter half of this first event, Professor Mellske, who had won a 1782 issue in the Western District of North Carolina in 2020, will take students through some selective excerpts of the oral argument. He will also share insights on his recent publication in the Columbia Law Review. Grab and go food will be provided at the end of the event for all attendees. Please RSVP by April 4, 2022, at: https://forms.gle/W9cLesrKAFxaKctF9. Sponsored by the Duke International Arbitration Society. For more information, please contact Cloe Zhu at jialei.zhu@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Part of the SELS Symposium. What do Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, The Weeknd, and Ed Sheeran have in common? They have all been sued for copying melodies from other songs. Professor Jennifer Jenkins will unpack some of the legal complexities involved in such cases, and Damien Riehl will offer an innovative solution. Riehl is the co-founder of "All The Music," a project machine-generating 400 billion melodies with the goal of helping songwriters avoid unjust "you stole my melody" copyright-infringement suits. The project raises some fascinating issues, including the copyrightability of machine-generated works. Sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the Intellectual Property Law Society. Co-sponsored by DBA. The event is free and open to all. Lunch will be available grab-and-go after the program. For those who can't attend in person, the event will be livestreamed starting at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Abigail Badway (abigail.badway@duke.edu).

  • Law School 4042

    Please join OutLaw for a timely discussion about the recent flurry of state laws targeting trans people, including laws seeking to criminalize providing gender-affirming healthcare. Our presenter will be Duke Law alumna Rachel See, former Board President of the National Center for Transgender Equality, who will also discuss her career path from BigLaw to public service, and her experience coming out as transgender while working as a senior federal government attorney. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/J28t3bNKBJYnzGtd9. Sponsored by OutLaw. For more information, please contact Morgan Kelleher at morgan.kelleher@duke.edu

  • Law School 4045

    The North Carolina Club is hosting a workshop for students interested in practicing law in North Carolina after graduation. Because some North Carolina employers might assume that Duke Law grads are more interested in practicing out of state, students interested in North Carolina frequently hear that having a good narrative or ties to the state is important. This event will bring students and North Carolina practitioners together to facilitate developing a "good" narrative. We'll talk about what ties are worth mentioning, how and when to mention them, and how you can develop additional ties. While the event will begin with a short presentation, the idea is to break into groups for discussion and personalized feedback. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club. For more information, please contact Jack Belk at jack.belk@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 07, 2022

  • Virtual

    Calling all admitted LLM students house hunting! This is your go-to guide on moving to Durham. Join us to learn about life in different Durham neighborhoods/complexes and for an open and frank discussion with current LLM students. Stop by to ask questions or learn about the pros and cons of living in different areas of Durham. Register here: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrc-2spjgqE9F43jwu-rXgyoPXlUuGI…. Sponsored by the International Studies Office. Please send any questions to Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Barrister's Ball is this Friday from 9pm-1am at the Fruit in downtown Durham!!! Wristband pick up is this Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm in Star Commons Foyer. Your friend can pick up your wristband, but they/you are responsible for it. We are not able to replace lost wristbands. The Fruit will check for each guest's wristbands at check-in. Each guest will need one to get into the event. A few reminders about the event: This is the first time since 2019 that DBA is able to host the Barrister's Ball. We want this to be a fun and safe environment for everyone, so we ask that everyone be responsible before, during, and after the event. Security will be present at The Fruit. Please be mindful that we are setting a precedent for future social events at the law school. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    Judge Mark W. Bennett served as a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Iowa from 1994 to 2019. Before that, he served as general counsel to the Iowa Civil Liberties Union. Throughout his career, he has been a vocal advocate for judicial reform and innovation, especially on the topics of implicit bias and criminal sentencing. He will be joining us via Zoom to discuss these issues and his experiences both as a judge and as a civil rights advocate. Sponsored by Duke Law ACLU. For more information please contact Hannah Kanter atHannah.kanter@duke.edu

  • Law School 4042

    Please join us for a conversation with Brooklyn Nets GC Jeff Gewirtz. Sponsored by Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact David Duquette at david.duquette@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join Duke Law's Black Law Student Association for an unforgettable conversation with Kristin Henning! Kristin Henning will virtually join us to discuss her book, "Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth." Grab and go lunches will be provided following our conversation. RSVP by April 3, 2022 to receive a grab and go lunch. RSVP link: https://bit.ly/3gF7jek. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Jessica Lamour at Jessica.lamour@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, will interview Judge Tjoflat '57 about his life in the law, his 50 years on the federal bench, and his lifelong involvement with and loyalty to Duke, as a student, board member, and mentor to more than 110 Duke law clerks. The event is being recorded as part of a Judge Tjoflat's oral history project, which will be archived at Duke Law School. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute and the Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat Chapter of the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Lora Beth Farmer lora.farmer@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Join the Health Law Society for a moderated panel on health privacy. Experts in the field will discuss HIPAA compliance and data privacy in health law and regulation, and offer insights on their professional engagement in those areas. Lunch will be provided immediately prior to the event. For more information, please contact Mark Usatinsky at mark.usatinsky@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    WLSA invites students to join Professor Aguirre in a conversation about her interdisciplinary approach to business law. This event is a great opportunity to informally connect with a female professor at the law school and learn more about their work. The discussion will be limited to fifteen students, and we encourage participants to come prepared with questions for Professor Aguirre. RSVP using this link by April 4th at 6pm: https://forms.gle/782hZ2WTkdVHxHYH7 The tentative plan is to have the event indoors and provide a grab-and-go option for after the event. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, contact Melissa Gustafson at mmg77@duke.edu. We hope to see you there!

  • 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 4045

    Attorneys from MoloLamken LLP discuss their tips for success during a clerkship and the doors that a clerkship can open. MoloLamken LLP is a litigation boutique with offices in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. MoloLamken litigates trials and appeals primarily in the areas of complex civil litigation, white-collar defense, and intellectual property disputes. All MoloLamken associates completed at least one federal clerkship, and the firm generally hires new associates directly from their clerkships. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office and MoloLamken. For questions, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Prof. Lee Tiedrich and Rachel See, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Senior Counsel for AI and Algorithmic Bias, will discuss the EEOC's AI initiative Sponsored by Science & Society. Co-sponsored by Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke Law Public Interest Law Foundation, and the Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Bobbi Pabon at bobbi.pabon@duke.edu You can register for this event at: https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/ensuring-hiring-tech-tools-co…

  • Law School 3041

    This is the final Community Roundtable of the year for Duke Law's student organizations. Attendance of at least one officer from each DBA-chartered student group is mandatory. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • 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.

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    Join the Environmental Law Society at Ponysaurus Brewing Company located at 219 Hood Street, Durham, for our spring social event. Sponsored by ELS. Please contact marianne.salas@duke.edu or andrew.kelbley@duke.edu for more information.

Friday, April 08, 2022

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.

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    Join WLSA and The Coalition NC in a women's self-defense session. Great for those who will be working in a large city or simply want to increase their personal safety skills. This session will cover the basic principles of Krav Maga and will help to empower participants with insight on how to handle everyday violence. There will be a full-body warm-up, instruction to basic techniques like stance, movement, etc., and a full cool down. We will also touch upon awareness and vigilance drills commonly discussed in the Self-Defense seminars. Expect to break a sweat, have fun, and build confidence! Please register at: https://forms.gle/2sJYHczoztjN8VuAA. Email esther.lu@duke.edu for questions and more information. Sponsored by WLSA and Co-Sponsored by WOCC.

  • Off-campus

    Bowling with BLSA is a social event for BLSA members to socialize with fellow law students and have a good time. This event is sponsored by Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and will take place from 8pm to 10pm. To RSVP, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/VHAsyxT8HdxH1xWN9. For more information please contact Jessica Lamour at Jessica.lamour@duke.edu.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

  • Doris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

    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.

Monday, April 11, 2022

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Law Teaching Committee as they discuss student papers intended for publication. The paper for each workshop will be sent out in advance. Boxed lunches will be available after the workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for an engaging discussion on judicial courage with Judge Amul R. Thapar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and co-sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Mark Scalzo at mark.scalzo@duke.edu. Individual pizzas will be provided for those attending the event.

  • Law School 4000

    Join DLMA for our Spring General Body meeting. We will be holding elections for several board positions and encourage all DLMA members to attend. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DBA. For question please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Are you attending Duke Law School on F1 or J1 visa and intend to remain in the U.S. following the conclusion of your Optional Practical Training (OPT)? If so, please join Lorcan Shannon LLM'10 for a detailed discussion on the process and requirements of securing permanent residence in the U.S. At the session, students will learn about H1B work visa program, types of companies that generally hire H1Bs, employer requirements, next steps (i.e. Green Card) and many more. Mr. Shannon will also share his own career path and experience and offer advice to students interested in pursuing immigration law as a career. Co-sponsored by the Office of International Studies and the Office of Student Affairs. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3000

    Please join esteemed Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock for a conversation about his experience on the Delaware Chancery Court and clerkship opportunities. This lunch will be beneficial for 1Ls, 2Ls, or 3Ls interested in corporate law or clerkships. Lunch will be provided, and RSVPs will be capped at the first 30 to register. Given this limited capacity, please only RSVP if you know that you will attend. Sponsored by Business Law Society. Please contact Courtney Scoufis at courtney.scoufis@duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for a discussion on business and human rights in Ukraine with Robert Friedman (Partner at Holland & Knight) and Isedua Oribhabor (Business & Human Rights Lead at Access Now). Sponsored by Human Rights Law Society. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided following the conversation. For more information, please contact Diana Kenealy at diana.kenealy@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join us for a presentation by Orkun Akseli, Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Manchester School of Law, on the potential use of digital assets as security in commercial transactions. The development of distributed ledger technology and the potential use of digital assets as collateral when taking security raise several issues in the creation, perfection, and enforcement of security interests as well as in the applicable law. At the same time, modern principles of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions ("MLST") can play a pivotal role in reducing the cost of credit and expanding the financial inclusion of small businesses and individuals. Professor Akseli will argue that financial technology and the MLST have the necessary characteristics to decentralize and streamline the registration of security interests and to enable taking security over digital assets. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    As you prepare for Passover, JLSA's got you covered! Grab your own box of matzo from us. Find us at a table in Star Commons. Sponsored by Jewish Law Students Association and Jewish Graduate Student Initiative. For more information, contact Ali Rosenblatt at Ali.Rosenblatt@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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Alaska Law Review invites all 1Ls interested in participating in casenote to get to know current journal members in a casual setting. We'll be happy to answer any questions, speak to our experience, and offer a few fun facts that make ALR something special in a small group setting. Snacks will be provided, and feel free to dip in and out as you please! Sponsored by ALR. For questions, please contact Macklin Willigan at macklin.willigan@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Mock Trial with hold Board Elections for the 2022-2023 academic year. Sponsored by Mock Trial. For more information, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    How is a law student (or sparkling new J.D.) is supposed to dress like a lawyer before you've even gotten your first paycheck? Do all lawyers have to wear black or navy all the time? How does the type of job you're in affect how you dress? We'll be answering these questions (and more!) with Marie Claire O'Leary Smith (@ladylawyergang on Insta), a #LadyLawyer who knows how to tastefully wear colors and prints while remaining professional, thrift appropriate attire, and switch up her wardrobe based on her job! RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/GPSLookThePart and contact emma.allison@duke.edu with any questions! Sponsored by Government & Public Service Society (GPS)

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for the discussion with the attorneys of Wilson Sonsini to learn more about the firm. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Wilson Sonsini is known for its focus on entrepreneurship and tech/life science companies. The panelists will include Christina Clemens (L'20), Cody Gaynor (L'16), Leah Leon (L'18) and Sean Semmler (L'18).Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Jinny Park at jinny.park@duke.edu. Registration is not required.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join Women Law Students Association (WLSA), Outlaw, and DLJ to discuss this year's Casenote competition, the benefits of journal membership, and tips and tricks that will lead you to success. We highly encourage all WLSA and Outlaw 1Ls to join, regardless of whether or not you have decided you want to join a journal. This event has been incredibly helpful for our members in the past, and we know it will be worth your time! A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by WLSA, Outlaw, and DLJ. For more information, please contact Dana Sublett at dana.sublett@duke.edu. If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please RSVP at https://forms.gle/xxdZCVWoQyEUbPdP8.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for this unique opportunity to discuss with Mr. Adam S. Harris JD '11 (Associate, Morrison & Foerster Tokyo) and Mr. Yosuke Takenaka LLM '10 (Partner, Baker McKenzie Tokyo) about legal practices and career opportunities in Japan. Sponsored by the Japanese Law Society and the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Zhaoyu Sun at zs108@duke.edu. Please RSVP through this link- https://forms.gle/ws1FJNZtDPCaNQB69

Thursday, April 14, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for a discussion about Edward Snowden and the rights and ethics of whistleblowers with Professors Logan Beirne and Professor Shane Stansbury. Professor Beirne is an ISP Faculty Fellow at the Information Society Project and Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. Professor Stansbury, is a Robinson Everett Distinguished Fellow in the Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security, and Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke. Snowden, who leaked classified information from the NSA in 2013, currently resides in Russia after being granted asylum there. The conversation will touch on the legal rights, ethics, and national security concerns of whistleblowing. The panelists will discuss if Snowden is a hero, a villain, or something in between and how we should think about whistleblowers generally. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. For more information please contact Ankush Joshi at ankush.joshi@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join the Woman Law Students Association (WLSA) and attorneys from Simpson Thacher for a panel on life as a junior associate at the firm. Lunch and GrubHub gift cards will be provided to all attendees. Pre-register at https://forms.gle/1Dzr3jYtbaNUwsSo7. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, contact Paige Mickel at paige.mickel@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the First Amendment Clinic for a lunch chat with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh. Sponsored by the First Amendment Clinic. For more information, contact Danielle Siegel at danielle.siegel@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join WOCC, BLSA and DLJ to discuss this year's Casenote competition, the benefits of journal membership, and successful tips and tricks. We highly encourage all WOCC and BLSA 1Ls to join, regardless of whether or not you have decided you want to join a journal. This event has been incredibly helpful for our members in the past, and we know it will be worth your time! If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please RSVP at https://forms.gle/RbHjZdzmzRLjJJJs5 - Sponsored by WOCC, BLSA and DLJ. For questions, please contact Nathan Marak at nathan.marak@duke.edu.

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    This event is to celebrate the hard work of Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP)'s pro bono volunteers and our outgoing board! Food will be provided. Sponsored by DIRP & the Immigrant Rights Clinic. For more information, please contact Kate Weaver at katherine.weaver@duke.edu.

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

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

  • Motorco Music Hall

    Join Tricky Dick at MotorCo for our 11th annual spring show! Some people, like the sorely mistaken father of legal icon Elle Woods, believe that "law school is for people who are boring and ugly and serious," but we are going to prove the haters wrong. Featuring comedy, music, special guests, and so much more, you won't want to miss this chance to celebrate the last day of classes! All proceeds go to PILF. Purchase advance tickets here ($8 plus tax/fees): https://motorcomusic.com/event/tricky-dick-11/. Sponsored by Tricky Dick and DBA. For more information, please contact Clara Nieman at clara.nieman@duke.edu.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

  • Virtual

    The Coffee and Crypto Chat Series is back for the 2021-2022 academic year! Join Dr. Jimmie Lenz, the Director of the Master of Engineering Programs in Financial Technology and Cybersecurity, and Lee Reiners, the Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University, for an informal discussion of the latest crypto news topics. Sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu. Please Register in advance for this meeting at the link below. Registration is free. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlcemspjwoHdOgya_Q8CRK5_um2DM-8…

  • Law School 4047

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

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Friday, May 06, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    A graduation ceremony for Class of 2022 students earning a Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law. This event is by invitation only. Sponsored by Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Monique Taylor at monique.taylor@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Thursday, June 02, 2022

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    Duke Law alumni and students are invited to join us for a summer reception at Luna American Brasserie in San Francisco. This is a great opportunity for students and alumni to meet, connect, and celebrate the local Duke Law community. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. We hope you will join us! This event is co-organized by the Duke Law Offices of Alumni & Development and Career & Professional Development. For more information, please contact us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register: https://rsvp.duke.edu/43QAyd

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

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    Duke Law alumni and students are invited to join us for a summer reception at VGBG Beer Hall and Garden in Charlotte. This is a great opportunity for students and alumni to meet, connect, and celebrate the local Duke Law community. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. We hope you will join us! This event is co-organized by the Duke Law Offices of Alumni & Development and Career & Professional Development. For more information, email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register: https://rsvp.duke.edu/8rGMAv

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

  • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu with questions.

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    Duke Law alumni and students are invited to join us for a summer reception at Bar Mercado in Atlanta. This is a great opportunity for students and alumni to meet, connect, and celebrate the local Duke Law community. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. We hope you will join us! This event is co-organized by the Duke Law Offices of Alumni & Development and Career & Professional Development. For more information, email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register: https://rsvp.duke.edu/o2Am8z

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    Duke Law alumni and students are invited to join us for a summer reception at Happiest Hour in Dallas. This is a great opportunity for students and alumni to meet, connect, and celebrate the local Duke Law community. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. We hope you will join us! This event is co-organized by the Duke Law Offices of Alumni & Development and Career & Professional Development. For more information, email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register: https://rsvp.duke.edu/58Gvvk

  • Virtual

    Join the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Office of Academic Affairs for a discussion on course selection for students focused on government and public interest (GPI) careers. Recent graduates will share their choices and considerations, including courses to prioritize based on career goals and how classes, clinics, and externships enhance your summer and post-graduate interview narratives. We will also briefly cover PIPS Certificate academic requirements for those who plan to enroll in the program. Register in advance or the day of to access the event link: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpc-CrrjstGtbsxA_Lry9N2kTQKpnK7…. This session will be recorded. Contact Monique Taylor (monique.taylor@law.duke.edu) with questions. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

  • Virtual

    Please join Dean Lacoff and James Lambert for a virtual information session and Q&A ahead of fall course registration. Although the session will be geared towards 2Ls registering for the first time, all are welcome. Sponsored by Academic Affairs. Please contact James Lambert (james.lambert@law.duke.edu) with any questions. Zoom link to follow.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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    Duke Law alumni and students are invited to join us for a summer reception at City Tap House Dupont in Washington, D.C. This is a great opportunity for students and alumni to meet, connect, and celebrate the local Duke Law community. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. We hope you will join us! This event is co-organized by the Duke Law Offices of Alumni & Development, Career & Professional Development, and the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register: https://rsvp.duke.edu/Z13Rdr

Thursday, June 16, 2022

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    Please join fellow alumni, and friends for a festive boat cruise and reception in the harbor! We will be departing from the dock at Harbor East Marina. Parking is available at the Four Seasons. Guests are asked to arrive by 4:30 p.m., and the boat will depart the dock promptly at 5:00 p.m. for a relaxed harbor cruise. Soft-soled shoes are requested, and light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Advance registration is required. As space is limited, a waiting list will be created when capacity is reached. Special thanks to Larry McMichael A.B.'75, J.D.'78 for hosting and serving as our captain! For more information, email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register: https://rsvp.duke.edu/8rGmKr

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    Duke Law alumni and students are invited to join us for a summer reception at The Long Room in New York. This is a great opportunity for students and alumni to meet, connect, and celebrate the local Duke Law community. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. We hope you will join us! This event is co-organized by the Duke Law Offices of Alumni & Development and Career & Professional Development. For more information, please email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register:https://rsvp.duke.edu/bn9b3A

Friday, June 17, 2022

  • Virtual

    The Coffee and Crypto Chat Series is back for the summer! Incoming students in the Master of Engineering programs in Cybersecurity and Financial Technology are invited. No registration is required: https://t.co/zizWMySpbS

    Join Dr. Jimmie Lenz, the Director of the Master of Engineering Programs in Financial Technology and Cybersecurity, and Lee Reiners, the Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University, as they discuss the latest crypto news topics. Sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information: reiners@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Friday, June 24, 2022

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

  • Virtual

    OCI Segment I will take place Tuesday, August 2, through Friday, August 5, 2022. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

  • Virtual

    OCI Segment I will take place Tuesday, August 2, through Friday, August 5, 2022. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu with questions.

Thursday, August 04, 2022

  • Virtual

    OCI Segment I will take place Tuesday, August 2, through Friday, August 5, 2022. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Friday, August 05, 2022

  • Virtual

    OCI Segment I will take place Tuesday, August 2, through Friday, August 5, 2022. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Friday, August 19, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022

  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens

    Share some donuts with fellow Duke Law students at the GPS kickoff social event at Duke Gardens Gazebo. Current GPS members will introduce themselves and talk about public interest and pro bono opportunities at Duke. Sponsored by Government and Public Service Society. Please contact Connor Sakati (connor.sakati@duke.edu) with questions.

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    Join fellow Duke Law students for fresh New York bagels. Members of the Jewish Law Students Association board will introduce themselves and share event plans for the upcoming year. Sponsored by Jewish Graduate Student Initiative. Please contact Mark Usatinsky (mark.usatinsky@duke.edu) with any questions about this event.

Monday, August 22, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a discussion with Professor Katherine Mims Crocker from William & Mary, Leah Litman of the University of Michigan, and Professor Steve Vladeck of the University of Texas about the Supreme Court's most recent Term. Professor Marin K. Levy will moderate. Sponsored by the Richard A. Horvitz Program in Constitutional and Public Law. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

  • Law 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. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Registrar. This event will be recorded. For more information, please contact Meredith Chilausky at meredith.chilausky@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Friday, August 26, 2022

  • Law School 4047

    Planning meeting for the Public Interest and Pro Bono student group leaders. At least one member from each group should plan to attend. Topics to be covered include an overview of the board, group projects for the year, public interest programming and GPI careers. A grab and go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact D.J. Dore at dj.dore@law.duke.edu.

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    Join Jérémie Vuillquez LLM '06 for a 30-minute interactive and informal small-group discussion about his career journey and leveraging his US LLM degree. Space is limited to five students on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu) to participate in the Career Chat.

  • Law School 3000

    This event is for Duke Law and Technology Review (DLTR) incoming Staff Editors. All incoming Staff Editors are required to attend. Orientation will be followed by a social event for the entire DLTR staff. (RSVP link for social event will be provided via email.) Sponsored by DLTR. For questions, please contact Logan Boyle (logan.boyle@duke.edu) or Keegan Trofatter (keegan.trofatter@duke.edu).

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022

  • Law School 3000

    Join Dr. Brad L. Teague, Assistant Dean and Director, English for International Students (EIS) to learn more about the EIS Program at Duke Law. During this session, you will learn about 1:1 consultations, hear from previous participants and Duke law faculty/staff, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center, Legal Writing Program, International Studies, and Academic Affairs. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu), if you have any questions.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    We will present information on event planning and funding to student organization event planners and treasurers. This event is mandatory for all student organization event planners and treasures. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, Communications and Events. For more information, contact Dean Hutchison at lewis.hutchison@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Join us for an overview of the U.S. legal market and hiring trends for LLMs, along with a discussion of career and professional development resources available to LLM students at Duke. Sponsored by the International Studies and the Career & Professional Development Center. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu) if you have any questions.

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    Would you like to learn about registering to vote in North Carolina? Did you know there will be an early voting site at Duke this fall? Stop by our table in Star Commons to find out more and register to vote with student volunteers and staff from You Can Vote. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, DBA, North Carolina Club, ACLU, and GPS. For more information, please contact Paul Finkelstein at pf78@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

Thursday, September 01, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    What should you do if you are stopped by the police? What are your rights as a U.S. citizen? Should you even talk to the police? Join us for a discussion with Professor James Duane from Regent University School of Law and Duke Law's Professor Brandon Garrett. The two will discuss the nature of citizen-police interactions and the importance of the 5th Amendment. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society, the American Constitution Society, Duke Law ACLU and the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, please contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu.

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    Come out to Duke Forest to build community with fellow progressive students and learn about progressive student organizations on campus. Co-sponsored by National Lawyers Guild, American Constitution Society, If/When/How, Environmental Law Society, Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project, Human Rights Law Society, American Civil Liberties Union, the Coalition Against Gendered Violence, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund. For questions, please contact Adam Golden at adam.golden@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Presentation by Mr. Ben Kastan (JD/LLM '12) of the National Security Agency. He will discuss current legal and policy challenges relative to Cybersecurity and National Security. Co-Sponsored by LENS and National Security Law Society. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Bobbi Pabon at bobbi.pabon@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Come learn about the work of the Duke Law Innocence Project and how to get involved. Leaders of the various teams will be present to provide information and answer questions. Sponsored by the Duke Law Innocence Project and DBA. For more information, please contact Agustin Baler at agustin.baler@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join us for BLSA's first meeting of the year! We will use this time to connect with each other, introduce the 1Ls to the broader community, and discuss our upcoming events for this semester. We hope that you will join us. Sponsored by BLSA. To RSVP for the event or if you have any questions, please contact Kristen Love, kristen.love@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Bolch Judicial Institute Director David F. Levi will interview Professor James E. Coleman, recipient of the Institute's 2022 Lemkin Rule of Law Guardian Award, which honors individuals who contribute to the preservation and advancement of the rule of law. Professor Coleman is the John S. Bradway Professor of the Practice of Law, Director of the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and Co-Director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Duke Law School. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. For those unable to attend in person, the event will also be livestreamed here: https://youtu.be/usb43DHZ67s. For more information, please contact Melinda Vaughn at melinda.vaughn@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    Come and join the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Kickoff to learn more about what it means to be a GAL volunteer in North Carolina! GAL volunteers serve abused and neglected children by advocating for their best interests in court. Grab and go food will be available after the event. We look forward to meeting you! Sponsored by DBA. If you have any questions, please contact Hannah IsraelMarie at hannah.israelmarie@duke.edu or Aliyah Berry at aliyah.berry@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 08, 2022

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3043

    Join If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice and the Coalition Against Gendered Violence for their kickoff event! Meet the executive board of each organization and hear about upcoming events, pro bono projects, and ways to get involved. We look forward to meeting everyone! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by If/When/How and CAGV. For more information, please contact either Hannah Kanter (President of If/When/How) at hannah.kanter@duke.edu or Analese Bridges (President of Coalition Against Gendered Violence) at analese.bridges@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Among the most impactful decisions of the most recent SCOTUS term was West Virginia v. EPA. According to many commentators, this landmark decision has the potential to re-shape the structure of the administrative state and change how the federal government promulgates environmental regulations. But what exactly are the implications of the Court's holding? Join the Federalist Society for a discussion with Professor Christopher Walker from the University of Michigan and and Duke Law Professors Jonathan Wiener and Maggie Lemos about the implications of West Virginia v. EPA. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. For more information, contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu and Matthew Mcknight at mcm141@duke.edu

  • Law School Star Commons

    Students of all class years and degree programs are invited to learn about pro bono opportunities, government and public interest (GPI) careers, and public interest-oriented student groups. Student leaders of pro bono projects and public interest groups will be on hand, and attendees can circulate to various tables and sign up for group listservs. Career counselors with the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono will also be on hand to talk more about GPI careers and upcoming programs. Students interested in GPI careers, volunteering for a pro bono project, or connecting with upper-level GPI careers-focused students should prioritize attending. For more information, see https://sites.law.duke.edu/pipb/probonoprogram/. Please contact D.J. Dore at dj.dore@law.duke.edu with questions. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono.

Friday, September 09, 2022

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    Matthew D. Adler's book, Risk, Death, and Well-Being: The Ethical Foundations of Fatality Risk Regulation, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. This is a workshop to discuss a draft manuscript of the book. It is open to faculty and graduate students at Duke and other universities. Participants are welcome to attend the entire workshop or individual sessions. The workshop will be held in person at the Kenan Institute for Ethics or via Zoom. More information is available at: https://web.law.duke.edu/laweconomicsandpublicpolicy/conferences/rdwcon… Sponsored by the Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics. For more information and to register, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Interested in joining a student group? Come to the Student Activities Fair to learn more from the many Duke Law student organizations! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

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    Please join the Women Law Students Association (WLSA) for its annual kickoff event at Durham's Hillside Park Shelter located at 1301 S Roxboro Street Durham, NC 27707. This event will feature local Durham BBQ from Q-Shack and will be a great opportunity to welcome the 1Ls and for 1Ls to meet their WLSA mentors, WLSA Board Members, and fellow classmates! If you intend to attend, please complete the following registration form by Monday, September 5: https://forms.gle/Cf2svaciRXX6nt328. For more information or questions, please contact sarah.j.lim@duke.edu.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Join the Environmental Law Society as we host a panel event on the role of Indigenous communities in the fight against climate change and environmental destruction. Hear from Duke Professor, Dr. Ryan Emanuel, a member of the Lumbee Tribe who specializes in policy concerns related to environmental justice and tribal engagement. The panel will also feature Dr. Michelle Montgomery, a professor of American Indian Studies at University of Washington, intent on Indigenizing and decolonizing the climate justice narrative. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Emma Shahabi at emma.shahabi@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Introduction to the Texas Job Market Panel of Duke Law students working in Texas. We'll introduce the timelines, practice areas, and geographical differences between the different Texas Markets. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law Texas Club. For more information, please contact Khoa Nguyen (anhkhoa.nguyen@duke.edu) or Zan Khan (zan.khan@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3000

    Do you have any interest in becoming a law professor? Are you wondering what law schools look for in hiring law professors (both doctrinal and clinical)? If so, please join Emilie Aguirre, Associate Professor of Law, Jayne Huckerby, Director of Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law, and Veronica Root Martinez, Professor of Law, as we discuss the nuts and bolts of entering academia. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Health Care Planning Project (HCPP) for its 2022-23 Kickoff Event! Come learn how to get involved in HCPP, a pro bono organization which provides legal assistance to patients in need of advanced care planning. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by HCPP. Please email lucy.walton@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 3041

    Novel Justice is a book event series sponsored 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. Chris Fabricant is the Director of Strategic Litigation at the Innocence Project. His book, Junk Science and the American Legal System, presents an insider's journey into the heart of a broken, racist system of justice and the role junk science plays in maintaining the status quo. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Fabricant about his work. Professor Brandon Garrett, Director of the Wilson Center, will moderate. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Stella Kreilkamp at stella.kreilkamp@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    General body meeting for members of Mock Trial to discuss the 2022-2023 academic year. Sponsored by the Duke Law Mock Trial Board. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Moksh Gudala at moksh.gudala@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Career Center for an interactive presentation on crafting American-style resume. Career Counselors will be on hand to provide individualized feedback to students on their resumes. This session is mandatory for LLM students who plan to participate in the annual LLM Job Fair in January 2023. Sponsored by the International Studies and the Career & Professional Development Center. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu) if you have any questions.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    1Ls: Meet Program Director Erika Buell and current JD/LLMLE students to learn more about earning the LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship along with your JD. Stop by our table to chat. Sponsored by the Program in Law & Entrepreneurship. For more information, contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4042

    The Jessup Cup is Duke's intramural moot court competition open to all enrolled students. The Jessup Cup coordinators will present information on the format and relevant details of the competition to prospective competitors at two lunch events. Competitors will argue a closed-universe international law problem before the International Court of Justice. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. Lunch will be provided for attendees; please register at https://forms.gle/hsLe2HvVx8BBZPAp7 to RSVP and indicate dietary restrictions. For more information, please contact Moksh Gudala (moksh.gudala@duke.edu)

  • Law School 3037

    Come and join the Duke Immigrant & Refugee Project (DIRP) Kick-Off to learn more about our organization, board members, faculty support (Professors Evans and Ellison), upcoming events, and pro bono opportunities! DIRP assists immigrants and refugees through a variety of pro bono projects. DIRP also educates Duke Law students on current immigration issues. Grab and go food will be available after the event. We look forward to meeting you! Sponsored by DIRP.
    Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/qvXikfJsgwZg9yhR9. If you have any questions, please contact Hannah IsraelMarie at hannah.israelmarie@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3043

    Duke Law & Technology Society (DLTS) is excited to welcome the Class of 2025 to Duke Law! Please join us at our first event of the '22-'23 academic year, where you will meet with DLTS board members, learn more about our upcoming events and how to become a 1L rep! Sponsored by DLTS and the Duke Center on Law and Technology. For more information, please contact mina.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    What is a judicial clerkship? What is the experience like? How can clerking for a judge help you reach your career goals? Join Duke Law Professors Veronica Root Martinez, Melissa Hanson, and Jonathan Petkun, and Bolch Judicial Institute Assistant Director Amelia Thorn to learn more about clerkships and hear about their clerkship experiences with state and federal courts. The panel will be moderated by Professor Sam Buell. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    1Ls: Meet Program Director Erika Buell and current JD/LLMLE students to learn more about earning the LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship along with your JD. Stop by our table to chat. Sponsored by the Program in Law & Entrepreneurship. For more information, contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4055

    Originalism has received extensive coverage in the classroom and on the United States Supreme Court. But how does it play out in the everyday decisions a judge makes about U.S. law? Join us for a discussion with the Honorable Robert T. Numbers, a federal magistrate judge on the Eastern District of North Carolina and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Professor Ilan Wurman. Judge Numbers and Professor Wurman will explore the topic further and answer questions about statutory interpretation and Originalism generally. Judge Numbers will also answer questions about clerking for a magistrate judge. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu or Matthew McKnight at mcm141@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3041

    The Business Law Society is excited to welcome all our 1Ls and LLMs to Duke! As our inaugural event, we invite you to come and meet the members of the Business Law Society, hear about the events we have planned for this year, as well as how to become a 1L or LLM Rep! Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information please contact Regan Barney at regan.barney@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Explore science, technology, ethics, and policy through a joint JD/MA in Bioethics & Science Policy Program. A new generation of legal scholars, practitioners, and visionaries need preparation to assess the legal, ethical, and policy implications that arise from burgeoning technologies, many of which are already entering our public spheres. The JD/MA in Bioethics & Science Policy can help direct your legal career towards engagement around innovative and emerging science and technologies. The joint degree program allows you to earn your masters concurrently with your JD. Boxed lunches will be provided with your RSVP at https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/jd-ma-in-bioethics-science-po… The program is available to 1Ls. Applications are due October 3rd. For questions, please contact scienceandsociety@duke.edu. Sponsored by Duke Science & Society.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Right in Practice series, join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic for this program discussing litigation and broader advocacy efforts to protect and promote reproductive rights in Latin American and the Caribbean, including fighting El Salvador's abortion ban that results in criminalization of women as well as efforts in the U.S. focused on abortion rights post-Dobbs, including through community organizing. Featuring Beulah Osueke, Strategic Operations Director, New Voices for Reproductive Justice; and Cristina Rosero, Senior Legal Advisor, Latin America and the Caribbean, Center for Reproductive Rights; moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) and Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic at Duke Law. Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Human Rights Law Society, and the International Law Society. For those unable to attend in person, livestream at https://bit.ly/3CH24XI. Lunch available for attendees. Contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) for our first general body meeting of the year! Members will learn more about upcoming events and have the opportunity to connect with their mentors/mentees. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting. Sponsored by LALSA. To RSVP, please contact Alexandra Gómez at alexandra.gomez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Please join the Duke Law Music Association for our kickoff event! Meet other law students who are interested in listening to music, playing instruments, and performing at fun events like open mic nights. Musical talent is not required to join DLMA. We look forward to seeing you there! Food will be provided. Sponsored by DLMA and DBA. For more information, please contact Morgan Kelleher at morgan.kelleher@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Join LLM alumni as they advise students on opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market. Sponsored by the Career Center and the International Studies Office. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu) if you have any questions.

  • Law School 4055

    Join us for an information session on the Clemency Project at Duke Law. The Clemency Project is dedicated to preparing clemency petitions on behalf of people incarcerated in North Carolina who have demonstrated rehabilitation warranting a sentence commutation. Student volunteers are assigned cases that meet preliminary screening requirements. Volunteers review incarceration records and have an opportunity to work directly with clients. If all requirements for assistance are met, the volunteers work with a supervisor to submit a petition to Governor Cooper's office for clemency. Sponsored by The Clemency Project. For more information, please contact Claudia Benz at claudia.benz@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join the National Security Law Society (NSLS) for our first general body meeting of the year! Members will learn more about upcoming events and have the opportunity to connect with the NSLS & LENS team. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting. Sponsored by NSLS. Link to RSVP: https://forms.gle/RvtpRRwPMXLhUaMTA. Please contact Nicole De Brigard at nd142@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 3041

    All 2Ls are welcome to the first information session about clerkship applications for the class of 2024. Learn about the hiring timeline, various courts, and more. Bring your questions! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society to learn more about the club, events we have planned for the semester, and how to apply to be a 1L representative. Sponsored by SELS. For more information, please contact Emily Cohen (ejc57@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 Cristina Rosero, Senior Legal Advisor, Latin America and the Caribbean, Center for Reproductive Rights, 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.

  • Virtual

    The Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) 1L Class Advice Session will provide an opportunity for LALSA 1Ls to speak to a 2L or 3L who previously took the same class with the same professor. We encourage LALSA 1Ls to attend and ask any questions they may have! The Zoom link will be sent to the LALSA Listserv. For more information, please contact Manuel Alvarez at maa123@duke.edu.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Saturday, September 17, 2022

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    The Public Interest Retreat brings together government and public interest-focused (GPI) students of all class years for a day of community, fun, learning, and reflection. Whether you are interested in learning about GPI career options, are dedicated to pro bono volunteerism, or came to law school committed to a career in public service, this event is a must. For more information and the latest updates, see https://sites.law.duke.edu/pipb/public-interest-retreat/. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Government and Public Service Society. Contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@duke.edu with questions.

Monday, September 19, 2022

  • Law School 4055

    Come learn about the exciting career opportunities in health law! Speakers involved in big law health and life sciences practices, the federal government, and in-house counsel offices will speak about their career progression and day-to-day work. Sponsored by Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Alan LeBlang at alan.leblang@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    1Ls: Interested in transactional law or working with startups? Passionate about emerging technologies or intellectual property? Jump start your career with a dual degree JD/LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship! It's not too late to add this program to your Duke Law experience. Join current students and Program Director Erika Buell to learn more about the value of this program, curricular requirements, and how to apply for the program. Lunch will be provided. Option to join by Zoom also available. RSVP by September 16 by emailing Kelli Raker at llmle@law.duke.edu and let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or if you need a Zoom link. More information on the JD/LLMLE here: https://law.duke.edu/llmle/jd/ Sponsored by the Program in Law & Entrepreneurship. For more information, contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4045

    This is a MANDATORY information session for LLMs considering an externship for the Spring 2023 semester. Professor Anne Gordon, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Externships, will provide an overview of the externship program, share how to apply as an LLM, and answer questions about externships. Sponsored by the International Studies Office and Externship Program. Please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu), if you have any questions.

  • Law School 4055

    Join BLSA as we discuss how to navigate networking and creating a professional brand. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Analese Bridges at analese.bridges@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join us for 1GP's first meeting of the year! 1GP is for law students who are the first in their family to attend professional school. We will use this time welcome 1Ls and discuss our upcoming events for this semester. Sponsored by 1GP. To RSVP for the event or if you have any questions, please contact Madison Dunbar, madison.dunbar@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Come see Just Mercy the film inspired by the life of activist and lawyer Bryan Stevenson before attending his on-campus events later this week. Free popcorn, drinks, and other snacks will be provided! Event sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, The Duke Law Innocence Project, the Latin American Law Student's Association, and the Black Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Aysia Slade at aysia.slade@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Flu shots will be available in the Blue Lounge from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. They are free to anyone with a Duke ID and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join us for the fall semester general body meeting for Moot Court Board members. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Krystal Dillon at krystal.dillon@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Come enjoy a conversation between Michael Gilles (JD/LLM '10), Attorney-Adviser for Law Enforcement and Intelligence in the Office of the Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State, and Professor Shane Stansbury as they discuss Mr. Gilles's experience as part of the U.S. delegation to the UN General Assembly's Ad Hoc Committee to develop a new treaty to combat cybercrime. Co-Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, and the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Holly Dorfman at holly.dorfman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Join the Lyme Disease Advocacy Pro Bono Project for lunch and information about volunteering with the pro bono project this semester. We will introduce volunteers to the need for Lyme disease advocacy, share the projects we will engage with this semester, and answer questions about time commitments. For more information, please contact Madison Pinckney at madison.pinckney@duke.edu or Luke Mears at lucas.mears@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join the Intellectual Property Law Society for their first event of the semester! Students will meet IPLS board members, learn how to become a 1L representative, and hear about upcoming events. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society. For more information, please contact Erin McLoughlin at erin.mcloughlin@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The initial meeting of the school-wide community discussion groups. Sponsored by the DEI Faculty Committee. For more information, please contact Ebony Bryant at bryant@law.duke.edu or Prof. Barak Richman at richman@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4055

    Join the Duke International Arbitration Society (DIAS) for their first event of the '22-'23 academic year! Meet DIAS board members and learn about upcoming events and how to get involved. Sponsored by the Duke International Arbitration Society. Register using this link: https://forms.gle/Au4hmxSvwxN8XJvU6 For more information, please contact Lei Zhu at jialei.zhu@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

  • Law School 3000

    Are you interested in working or studying abroad? Would you like to learn about different legal systems and meet attorneys from other countries? The International Law Society and the International Studies Office are co-hosting a "JD and LLM Speed Networking" event. Get to know your classmates, make new friends, learn about international legal markets, and expand your global network - all the while enjoying catered lunch. Sponsored by the International Law Society. Register using this link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3WdrBDvCbIHCdNQ For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a discussion of the future of Second Amendment Rights with Clark Neily of the Cato Institute and Duke Law Professor Joseph Blocher. The two will discuss their thoughts on the case and its impact on gun control legislation and Second Amendment litigation. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Duke Law Center for Firearms Law. For more information, please contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu or Matthew Mcknight at mcm141@duke.edu

  • Law School 4042

    The Jessup Cup is Duke's intramural moot court competition open to all enrolled students. The Jessup Cup coordinators will present information on the format and relevant details of the competition to prospective competitors at two lunch events. Competitors will argue a closed-universe international law problem before the International Court of Justice. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. Lunch will be provided for attendees; please register at https://forms.gle/2Xh9dxgpF5KZ94SS8 to RSVP and indicate dietary restrictions. For more information, please contact Moksh Gudala (moksh.gudala@duke.edu)

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3041

    Think you want to be a corporate attorney? Curious to learn what a corporate attorney does? Please come join the Business Law Society and its esteemed attorney panel to find out the answers to these questions - and more! This panel will give you insight into what it actually means to be a corporate and transactional attorney. Sponsored by Business Law Society For more information please contact Regan Barney at regan.barney@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Join Health Care Planning Project for our fall training. Training is mandatory for eligibility to work with clients. Sponsored by Health Care Planning Project. Please RSVP to lucy.walton@duke.edu to receive dinner.

  • Duke Chapel

    The author and human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson holds a public conversation with Duke Chapel Dean Luke A. Powery faith, justice, and public witness.
    The event is free and open the public, but a no-cost ticket is required. Tickets will be available through the Duke Box Office beginning August 30 for Duke students, then September 1 for the public. Visit at tickets.duke.edu.
    The discussion will livestreamed via Zoom. No recording will be available. To register for the livestream, go to: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsf-6pqjojGNMsSkmfMIibR8SJPpkSq…. Free parking for the event is available in Bryan Center Parking Garage at 125 Science Dr. ADA parking is available in the parking lot at the same address. Co-sponsors for the event are Duke's Law School and Sanford School of Public Policy. For more information, please contact Duke University Chapel at dukechapel@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

  • Virtual

    The Coffee and Crypto Chat Series is back for the 2022-2023 academic year! Join Dr. Jimmie Lenz, the Director of the Master of Engineering Programs in Financial Technology and Cybersecurity, and Lee Reiners, the Policy Director at the Duke Financial Economics Center and a lecturing fellow at Duke Law, for an informal discussion of the latest crypto news topics. Link info: https://duke.zoom.us/j/91797573898

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    LALSA invites members of their mentorship program to connect over lunch for important conversations. Please connect with your mentor/mentee to ensure you are both available to meet. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by LALSA. To RSVP, please contact Manuel Alvarez at maa123@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for an event designed to accompany Bryan Stevenson's visit to Duke. We will begin with a viewing of The Visiting Room, a short film about the experiences of people serving life sentences at Angola Prison in Louisiana. Following the film, Ben Finholt, Director of the Just Sentencing Project at the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, will moderate a discussion among three former lifers about their experiences both in prison and upon release. Lunch will be served. The event is sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice and the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility. For more information, please contact Stella Kreilkamp at stella.kreilkamp@duke.edu.

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    3L students are invited to meet with Dean Abrams to have lunch and talk about their law school experience. Seating is limited and spots fill quickly. Lunch will be served. RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbwmz7PQBBikjs2 Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Melonie Clarke at melonie.clarke@duke.edu

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a discussion between Adam Hickey, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for DOJ's National Security Division, and Prof. Shane Stansbury. Mr. Hickey, who oversees DOJ's investigations and prosecutions relating to crimes involving foreign states, will discuss how DOJ is responding to cyberattacks, espionage, and other rapidly evolving threats by state actors. Co-sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security (LENS) and the National Security Law Society. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Bobbi Pabon at bobbi.pabon@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Duke Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) is hosting its first general body meeting of the year. We will be introducing our board and giving insight into our organization and events for the coming year. Food will be provided. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/VCdvbY8N7MX3WLPK8 For more information, please contact Ken Hong at kenneth.hong@duke.edu or Alice Wu at alice.y.wu@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for a discussion on the effects of occupational licensing on the ability to work. Occupational licensing-the legal requirement that a credential be obtained to perform work-has become a common facet of the labor market. But should it be? Join us for a discussion with Professor Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute and Professor John Rubin of the UNC School of Government to explore the topic further. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu or Matthew Mcknight at mcm141@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    This event is a training course for law students who have volunteered to help DACA recipients file DACA renewals. Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant & Refugee Project (DIRP). For more information, please contact Ceci Cardelle at clc108@duke.edu

  • See description

    You are warmly invited to the Fall 2022 Meeting of the Alumnae Leadership Council. This event is hosted by the Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 23, 2022

  • See description

    You are warmly invited to the Fall 2022 Meeting of the Alumnae Leadership Council. This event is hosted by the Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3210 Flex Learning

    Moot Duke Law School will compete in the 30th Vis Moot in Vienna, Austria in April 2023. The Vis Moot is the premier global competition of its kind, with hundreds of schools participating from around the world. Students will develop advocacy skills for the resolution of transnational commercial disputes, and network with leading and future practitioners in international arbitration. This year's competition problem will be released in October; written memorials will be due in early December and late January; and oral arguments will be held in April in Vienna. Four students will be chosen for the speaking team, with an additional four students chosen to collaborate on the written memorials and to serve as alternates. All JD and JD/LLM students, and those LLM students not yet licensed to practice law, are eligible to compete. Practicing LLMs with Vis experience may apply to act as assistant coaches. This moot satisfies competition requirements for the Moot Court Board. To sign up for the tryout, and download the tryout instructions and materials, click here: https://bit.ly/3AXYFRH. Sponsored by Duke Law Vis Moot Team. You may contact the team's Head Coach, Ryan Mellske, Senior Lecturing Fellow at mellske@law.duke.edu with any questions!

Saturday, September 24, 2022

  • Off-campus

    Duke Law National Lawyer's Guild ("NLG") presents its annual DisOrientation ("DisO") at an off-campus location. We will provide an introduction on what "people's lawyering" means, and create a space for like-minded, progressive students to bond over the law school experience. 1L's, 2L's, 3L's, and LLM's are all welcome! Pizzas/salads from Enzo's will be provided to registered guests. Please consider bringing a towel, blanket, or folding chair as there will be limited outdoor seating. Sponsored by NLG and DBA. Please reach out to Jacob.sugarman@duke.edu and Frank.colaruotolo@duke.edu if you have any questions! Register here: https://forms.gle/bRUw6DS5r8Z8Ww9j9.

Monday, September 26, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    We will kick off the International Week with croissants and coffee! Make sure to stop by to grab some delicious pastry and coffee. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    For any students interested in working in California, or who just want to make some connections, come meet the Duke Law California Club and our board for our welcome event! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law California Club and DBA. For more information, please contact J.C. Gonzalez at jesse.gonzalez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a discussion concerning the Supreme Court's upcoming cases this term. The event will feature Justin Pearson and Anthony Sanders of the Institute for Justice and Duke Law Professor Thomas Metzloff. The speakers will give their thoughts on several cases pending before the Supreme Court in the 2022-2023 term. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu or Matthew Mcknight at mcm141@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join WLSA and OutLaw in conversation with Aliza Shatzman and Matthew Goodman, Co-Founders of The Legal Accountability Project- a nonprofit aimed at ensuring that law clerks have positive clerkship experiences, while extending support and resources to those who do not. Aliza will share her personal experience with gender discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by a former DC judge to combat the culture of silence in the legal community that discourages law clerk reporting, explain the circumstances that led her to launch her nonprofit, and discuss the scope of judicial misconduct. She will then propose solutions, including The Legal Accountability Project's resources, which will transform the clerkship landscape for the next generation of attorneys and ensure they can pursue careers they love, in workplaces free from discrimination and harassment. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/VzDudMr5v1jYAuti9. Lunch is provided. Contact Sarah Lim at sarah.j.lim@duke.edu or Morgan Kelleher at morgan.kelleher@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Did you know you could work abroad during your 1L summer? Join a panel of your 2L classmates as they discuss their summer work experiences in international public interest placements and international private law firms. You will learn about the value of overseas work experience, the process of finding and securing opportunities, logistics, timing, etc. Co-sponsored by the Career Center, JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch provided. Please contact Marlen Iraheta (marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu) if you have any questions.

  • Law School 4042

    Join Duke Law's Competition Law Society for its annual Kickoff event. We encourage any law students interested in antitrust, consumer protection, privacy, and international trade law to come and learn about our organization. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Competition Law Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Will Petro at william.petro@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    The Dean's Cup is Duke Law's premier oral advocacy competition for 2L and 3L students. Join the Dean's Cup Coordinators to learn about this year's problem and how to qualify for Moot Court Board membership through this competition. This information session will also provide an overview of the 2022-2023 Dean's Cup timeline and competition rules. Please register for the info session (or register your interest in the Dean's Cup if you are unable to attend) here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0CcpUkTVuSMTAO2. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Dean's Cup Coordinators at deanscup@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    The Dean's Cup is Duke Law's premier oral advocacy competition for 2L and 3L students. Join the Dean's Cup Coordinators to learn about this year's problem and how to qualify for Moot Court Board membership through this competition. This information session will also provide an overview of the 2022-2023 Dean's Cup timeline and competition rules. Please register for the info session (or register your interest in the Dean's Cup if you are unable to attend) here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0CcpUkTVuSMTAO2. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Dean's Cup Coordinators at deanscup@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Right in Practice series, join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic for this special International Week program discussing the opportunities and challenges of engaging with supranational institutions, including the UN, in doing human rights advocacy, specifically with respect to racial justice. Featuring Gaynel Curry, Faculty Member, University of The Bahamas, and Member, UN Permanent Forum of People of African Descent; Jamil Dakwar, Director, ACLU Human Rights Project; and Rob Robinson, Senior Adviser, Partners for Dignity and Rights; moderated by Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, International Human Rights Clinic at Duke Law. Co-sponsored by APALSA; BLSA; Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics; Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; Duke Law ACLU; Human Rights Law Society; International Law Society; LALSA; MENALSA; NALSA; SALSA; Womxn of Color Collective. For those unable to attend in person, livestream: https://bit.ly/3cvLjnM. Lunch available for attendees. Contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 3041

    1Ls & LLMs: Efficient Writing Workshop 12:30 PM Room Are you interested in improving your 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.

  • Law School, Goodson Library, Riddick Rare Book Room

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Jamil Dakwar, Director, ACLU Human Rights Project, 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. In order to protect the collections in the Rare Book Room, the room is kept cold and no food or drink are allowed. Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Join Professor Mark Graber (University of Maryland Carey School of Law) for a discussion on his forthcoming book, The Forgotten Fourteenth Amendment, which explores the historical basis of the Fourteenth Amendment, with a particular focus on Sections 2-4. Prof. Graber's approach sheds some light on what Republicans in 1866 might say about contemporary problems, but also highlights the difficulties inherent in translating efforts to solve problems created by the aftermath of the Civil War into efforts to solve problems created by the aftermath of the Trump presidency. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, ACLU and DBA. For more information, please contact Paul Finkelstein at pf78@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a multi-faceted conversation on career paths and opportunities in international law with Duke Law alumni: Ma Jun (LLM '00), President of Volvo (China) Investment Co.; Dominic Lerario (JD/LLM '16), Parker Poe; Elizabeth Martinez (JD/LLM '13), Milbank; Andres Osornio (LLM '11), Milbank; and, Therence Pickett (JD '91), Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Mack Trucks, Inc./Volvo Group North America. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4042

    Training session for Jessup Cup student judges. This event is mandatory for all Moot Court Board members, who will be required to participate as a judge for the competition. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Moksh Gudala (moksh.gudala@duke.edu), Haley Harris (haley.harris@duke.edu), Jessica Lamour (jessica.lamour@duke.edu), or Courtney Schrater (courtney.schrater@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3041

    Curious about what it means to be a litigator? How often do they go to court? Is it exactly like what you saw in Suits? Please join the Business Law Society and its seemed attorney panel to find out the answers to these questions - and more!b This panel will give you insight into what it actually means to be a litigation attorney working in business-related practice areas. Sponsored by: Business Law Society For more information contact Regan Barney at regan.barney@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Show off your culinary skills at the annual International Week Food Fest! This year's categories will include best dessert, best vegetarian dish, most representative of your home country and best comfort food, and more. Visit https://law.duke.edu/students/intweek/dishes/ to read the guidelines and sign up. Sponsored by International Studies and the Office of Student Affairs. Please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu with any questions.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Please join Dean Kerry Abrams for "Lawyers and Leaders, " her series of conversations with pathbreaking figures in the legal profession and beyond. Dean Abrams' guest will be Adam Silver, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association. A 1984 graduate of Duke University and a member of Duke's Board of Trustees, Adam was unanimously elected NBA Commissioner in 2014. He previously served as NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer for eight years. Silver has been instrumental to many of the league's signature achievements, including the negotiation of three collective bargaining agreements with the National Basketball Players Association; the development of the WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and the Basketball Africa League; the partnership with Turner Broadcasting to manage the NBA's digital assets; and the creation of NBA China and NBA Africa. Before joining the NBA in 1992, he was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, where he concentrated on media and antitrust cases. He also served as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Kimba Wood in New York City. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu.

  • See description

    Join James Bergin LLM '93, Vice President Law, Global Public Health at Johnson & Johnson, for an interactive and informal conversation about his career journey and about his legal practice in global public health in Africa. This event will be limited to 10 students (first come, first served). Please RSVP to Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu) to participate in the Career Chat. Sponsored by International Studies Office.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Students in the Public Interest and Public Service Certificate program and their faculty mentors are cordially invited to a certificate program dinner. The event is invitation only and an RSVP is requested. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

  • See description

    You are warmly invited to the Fall 2022 meetings of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. This event is hosted by the Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 30, 2022

  • See description

    You are warmly invited to the Fall 2022 meetings of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. This event is hosted by the Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Auditorium, Room 107

    Join for a discussion about the roots of the climate justice movement and reflections on how to create an equitable and actionable vision of climate justice. Gabriela Nagle Alverio will moderate the panel featuring: William Barber III (Director of Climate and Environmental Justice at The Climate Reality Project and Founder of Rural Beacon Initiative) Jennifer Hadden (Associate Professor in the Department of Government & Politics at the University of Maryland) Yumna Kamel (Co-founder of Earth Refuge) To-go lunch will be provided after the panel discussion. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options available. As you register, please select if you plan to attend in person or virtually: For those attending virtually, the livestream link will be shared via email closer to the event date. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-roots-experiences-and-future-of-climat…. Sponsored by Duke University Climate Commitment. For more information, contact Gabriela Nagle Alverio at gabriela.nagle@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Co-Sponsored by Office of Pro Bono and Legal Aid of North Carolina. For more information, please contact D.J. Dore at dj.dore@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 01, 2022

Monday, October 03, 2022

  • Law School 4047

    The Health Law Society is sponsoring a lunch panel with attorneys from McDermott Will & Emery! Join us to learn about their offices, practice areas, and professional opportunities. McDermott Will & Emery is an international law firm with more than twenty offices around the world. It is the nation's leading health law firm and the only health practice to receive the 'Triple Crown' of recent awards including Chambers USA 'Healthcare Team of the Year,' Law360's 'Practice Group of the Year' and US News-Best Lawyers' 'Best Law Firms." You can register for the event here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8q2s94jaEpK552e For more information, please contact Alan LeBlang at alan.leblang@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was a contentious and transformative decision for abortion rights in the United States of America. But, as many legal commentators have remarked, the decision may have implications that go far beyond abortion rights, calling into question other "substantive due process rights" such as the right to privacy. Join us for a discussion with "Advisory Opinions" Podcast host David French, Professor Julia Mahoney of the University of Virginia School of Law, and Duke Law's Professor Neil Siegel. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. More details to come. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu or Matthew Mcknight at mcm141@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Duke Law Innocence Project and Wake Forest University Professor Phoebe Zerwick for a conversation about her new book, Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt. Duke Law Professor Jamie Lau, the Deputy Director of the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility and Supervising Attorney of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic, will interview Professor Zerwick. The two will discuss the conditions that produce wrongful convictions and the lengths that individuals, community members, attorneys, journalists, and others must go to prove innocence and achieve justice. Professor Zerwick's journalism was crucial to the exoneration of Darryl Hunt. Professor Lau's legal career has primarily focused on the investigation of post-conviction claims of innocence and, most recently, representing incarcerated people asserting claims of innocence in state and federal court, which will inform his interview of Professor Zerwick. Lunch will be provided. If you cannot attend in person, you can register for the livestream here: http://bit.ly/WCDLivestream2022. Sponsored by the Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, contact Agustin Baler at agustin.baler@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Interested in learning more about careers in public defense or the field of public defense at large? Join OutLaw for a conversation with Professor Elana Fogel, Director of Duke Law's brand new Criminal Defense Clinic. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3TYPSrx. Sponsored by OutLaw and co-sponsored by GPS and CAGV. For more information, please contact Jackson Samples at jackson.samples@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    The Center for International and Comparative Law welcomes Kal Raustiala, UCLA, to discuss his new book, "The Absolutely Indispensable Man: Ralph Bunche, the United Nations, and the Fight to End Empire." Lunch will be available, first come, first served. For information, contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

  • Duke Chapel

    Take a break from studying and join a group of your classmates to climb the tower of Duke's most well-known landmark, the Chapel! You'll enjoy a 360-degree view of Duke campus and Durham from an observation deck on the Chapel roof. Space is limited. RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2f87r8dsFYVVX7g. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Melonie Clarke at melonie.clarke@duke.edu

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

  • Law School 3210 Flex Learning

    Duke Law School will compete in the 30th Vis Moot (https://www.vismoot.org/) in Vienna, Austria in April 2023. The Vis Moot is the premier global competition of its kind, with hundreds of schools participating from around the world. Students will develop advocacy skills for the resolution of transnational commercial disputes, and network with leading and future practitioners in international arbitration. This year's competition problem will be released on October 7; written memorials will be due on December 8 and January 26; and oral arguments will be held April 1 - 6 in Vienna. A tryout for Duke's team will be held on October 4 and 5, 2022. All JD and JD/LLM students, and those LLM students not yet licensed to practice law, are eligible to compete. Practicing LLMs with Vis experience may apply to act as assistant coaches. To sign up for the tryout, and download the tryout instructions and materials, click https://bit.ly/3cYQ35r If you have any questions, please contact the team's Head Coach, Ryan Mellske, Senior Lecturing Fellow at mellske@law.duke.edu, and Assistant Coach Ronja Wosch, LLM Candidate '23 at ronja.wosch@duke.edu!

  • Law School 3041

    Join us for a far-reaching discussion with David French that will cover the landmark 2022 Supreme Court term and the impact of the Court's major Second Amendment decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen. Mr. French is a leading political commentator who is the senior editor at The Dispatch and a New York Times best-selling author. He is also Duke's 2022 Egan Visiting Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy and the School of Arts and Sciences. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Joseph Blocher. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law and the Richard A. Horvitz Program in Constitutional and Public Law. For more information, please contact Theresa Boyce at theresa.boyce@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    The Duke Law Florida Club is hosting its inaugural kickoff event and would like anyone and everyone interested in the Florida legal market to attend. The event will provide students the opportunity to connect with the Club's executive board and ask questions about the club, the market, and law school more generally. We are super excited by this opportunity and hope to build Duke into a premier destination for Florida legal recruiting efforts. Food will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Sponsored by Duke Law Florida Club. For questions, please contact Mark Pemberton at mark.pemberton@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    In light of recent developments, The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law and the Sanford Cyber Policy Program are hosting a webinar featuring Peter Cleveland (TSMC) and Paul Triolo (Albright Stonebridge Group) discussing the evolving structure and operation of the supply chain for the semiconductor industry. Additional information can be found here: https://law.duke.edu/innovationpolicy/supplychain/. Please register at https://bit.ly/3Q5gynb to join webinar. This program is part of a series of events on the policy issues surrounding semiconductor manufacturing and supply chain. Information on upcoming events in the series will be featured on our homepage. Sponsored by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law. For questions, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join us for a discussion surrounding the ongoing protests in Iran over the brutal killing of Mahsa Amini and the oppression of women in the country. Featuring Hadi Ghaemi (Center for Human Rights in Iran), Azadeh Shahshahani (Project South), and Morad Ghorban (Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans). Moderated by Professor Nita Farahany. Lunch will be provided for those attending in person. For those who cannot attend in person, feel free to tune into the livestream of the event: https://duke.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=c4bbdd22-5…. Co-sponsored by DBA and MENALSA. For questions, please contact Neeki Memarzadeh at neeki.memarzadeh@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    The Moot Court Board will host the final round of the 2022 Jessup Cup, where the top two competitors will present arguments for an international law case in front of a 3-member faculty judge panel. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact dukejessupcupcoordinator@gmail.com.

  • Law School 4046

    Join ILS for a lunch chat with Professor Fujimura-Fanselow to hear about and discuss her work experience before coming to Duke Law. Capacity for the event is limited. RSVP for the event here: https://forms.gle/zBPPRH5MAA193vwm9. Sponsored by International Law Society and DBA. Space is limited. Please contact Olivia Wang at olivia.j.wang@duke.edu with questions.

  • Law School 3000

    Please join us for a Lunch & Learn training on Bloomberg Law! We'll show some of our unique transactional and litigation tools, and highlight our practices centers, corporate research and legal news! For more information, please contact Will Thompson at wthompson@bloombergindustry.com or Sadé Harper at sade.harper@duke.edu. Sponsored by Bloomberg Industry Group.

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

  • Law School 2211 Fite Training Room

    Duke Law School will compete in the 30th Vis Moot (https://www.vismoot.org/) in Vienna, Austria in April 2023. The Vis Moot is the premier global competition of its kind, with hundreds of schools participating from around the world. Students will develop advocacy skills for the resolution of transnational commercial disputes, and network with leading and future practitioners in international arbitration. This year's competition problem will be released on October 7; written memorials will be due on December 8 and January 26; and oral arguments will be held April 1 - 6 in Vienna. A tryout for Duke's team will be held on October 4 and 5, 2022. All JD and JD/LLM students, and those LLM students not yet licensed to practice law, are eligible to compete. Practicing LLMs with Vis experience may apply to act as assistant coaches. To sign up for the tryout, and download the tryout instructions and materials, click https://bit.ly/3cYQ35r If you have any questions, please contact the team's Head Coach, Ryan Mellske, Senior Lecturing Fellow at mellske@law.duke.edu , and Assistant Coach Ronja Wosch, LLM Candidate '23 at ronja.wosch@duke.edu!

  • Law School 3043

    Government and Public Interest Society (GPS) is holding an information session to review the summer funding requirements and answer any questions! This event will be especially useful for 1Ls and 2Ls interested in receiving funding for government or public interest summer internships and 3Ls interested in bar grants. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/TRfRtKbyYZChqmjJA Sponsored by the Governemnet and Public Interest Society. For more information, please contact George Khoury at george.khoury@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Sponsored by the JD-LLM-ICL program. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for OutLaw's first general body meeting of the year! Members will meet the board and hear about upcoming events and opportunities. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/ykJHp71V6EyUc2Ni8. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by OutLaw. For more information, please contact Morgan Kelleher at morgan.kelleher@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3000

    Please join us for a Lunch & Learn training on Bloomberg Law! We'll show some of our unique transactional and litigation tools, and highlight our practices centers, corporate research and legal news! For more information, please contact Will Thompson at wthompson@bloombergindustry.com or Sadé Harper at sade.harper@duke.edu. Sponsored by Bloomberg Industry Group.

  • Law School 3041

    What is Private Equity? And what does it mean to be a Private Equity lawyer? If you want the answers to these questions, we encourage you to attend the Introduction to Private Equity Event! Come learn from expert Private Equity attorneys from Weil Gotshal & Manges, one of the world's premier law firms. Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Dani Macuil at danielle.macuil@duke.edu.

  • Off-campus

    Please join us for a Yom Kippur Break Fast at Dean Elvin's house. Register here: https://forms.gle/5pp3MHm24P3f9E3dA. Sponsored by Jewish Life at Duke and the JGSI. For more information, please contact Adam Morris at adam.morris2@duke.edu

Thursday, October 06, 2022

  • Virtual

    The Coffee and Crypto Chat Series is back for the 2022-2023 academic year! Join Dr. Jimmie Lenz, the Director of the Master of Engineering Programs in Financial Technology and Cybersecurity, and Lee Reiners, the Policy Director at the Duke Financial Economics Center and a lecturing fellow at Duke Law, for an informal discussion of the latest crypto news topics. Join us at info: https://duke.zoom.us/j/91797573898. Sponsored by Pratt School of Engineering and Duke School of Law. For questions, please email Renee Moore (renee.moore@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a discussion about the Supreme Court and where it is headed with Kannon Shanmugam, Chair of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group at Paul Weiss, and Sarah Boyce, Deputy Solicitor General of North Carolina. Moderated by Professor Marin K. Levy. Sponsored by the Richard A. Horvitz Program in Constitutional and Public Law. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Starting to think about the 1L job search? You don't need to start anything yet! But for an introduction, come hear from current 2Ls and 3Ls about their 1L summer experiences across a range of different legal environments. Sponsored by the Law and Economics Society. For more information, please contact Moksh Gudala at moksh.gudala@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join us for a conversation on career paths and opportunities in international law with Ryan Mellske (JD/LLM '09), who will talk about practicing in international arbitration. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in international and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4055

    As we approach a well-deserved Fall Break, join LALSA for a mid-semester check in. Enjoy a community meal with one of our favorite Durham burritos, guaranteed to fuel you for the rest of the day. Please RSVP using the link in our GroupMe. Sponsored by the Latin American Law Students Association. For more information, e-mail Alyssa Reyes at alyssa.reyes@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join us for a discussion with Susanna Birdsong, General Counsel and Vice President of Compliance for Planned Parenthood of South Atlantic, as she talks about the ramifications for reproductive freedom in North Carolina during the 2022 election. Sponsored by If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice. Co-sponsored by DBA, CAGV, WLSA, ACLU, NLG, and ACS. Lunch will be served. Please bring your questions for Susanna- she is happy to answer them! For more information, please contact Hannah Kanter at hannah.kanter@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join Women Law Students Association, BLS, and DLTS, for "Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship" featuring Ms. Kathy Hibbs, Esq., Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer of 23andMe, and Professor Erika Buell, Director of the Program in Law & Entrepreneurship. Ms. Hibbs, who has navigated both big law and Silicon Valley cultures for most of her career, will discuss her success as a woman in law, tech, and business which includes work in health care law, administrative law, entrepreneurial law, and most recently, the IPO release 23andMe through a Richard Branson SPAC. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at: https://forms.gle/Pr8Rax5ir1hLwEge8. Sponsored by WLSA, Business Law Society, and Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lim, sarah.j.lim@duke.edu.

Monday, October 10, 2022

  • New York, NY

    The Duke Law 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. This event is coordinated by the Offices of Alumni and Development and International Studies. For more information, please contact isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    This two-day virtual 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 Estate Planning Committee. For more information visit: https://sites.duke.edu/depc/. If you have any questions or would like to subscribe to our emails, please contact us at depc@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 14, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    This two-day virtual 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 Estate Planning Committee. For more information visit: https://sites.duke.edu/depc/. If you have any questions or would like to subscribe to our emails, please contact us at depc@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join Alaska Law Review and the University of Alaska-Anchorage Justice Center for our 2022 symposium on Alaska & the Environment. The in-person event will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AKDT (12:30 p.m. EDT to 4:30 p.m. EDT) at the University of Alaska-Anchorage Consortium Library, Room 301. Virtual attendees will receive a link for the live-stream after registering at the link below. The symposium will feature a keynote address from Elizabeth Saagulik Hensley of the NANA Regional Corporation in addition to two panels on wildlife and fishing issues and land management and partnerships. A full description of the event and schedule are available at: https://alr.law.duke.edu/symposium/2022-symposium/. Please register at the following link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1R1WAqG2QWW2H0W. This event is open to the public. Attorney attendees are eligible for three CLE credits from the Alaska State Bar. If you have any questions regarding the event or CLE credit, please reach out to Flora Lipsky at flora.lipsky@duke.edu. Sponsored by Alaska Law Review and the University of Alaska-Anchorage Justice Center.

Monday, October 17, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come enjoy some donuts and coffee post-memo! Co-sponsored by Duke Bar Association and Woman Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at Monica.calce@duke.edu or Sarah Lim at sarah.j.lim@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    For faculty only. Traditional law school casebooks are expensive for students and may not serve your pedagogical objectives as teachers. Please join the Teaching & Learning Committee for conversation about alternatives to the traditional textbook. Our colleagues Jane Bahnson, Sam Buell, Don Beskind, Christopher Buccafusco, and Doriane Coleman will share their experiences with developing lower-cost course texts and using open access course materials. Sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Committee. For more information, contact Rebecca Rich at rich@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join us for a conversation on career paths and opportunities in international law with Anuja Purohit (JD/LLM '92), Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, RTI International. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. More information to come. Lunch will be available for attendees. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4055

    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. Dr. Michael Walker is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His book, Indefinite: Doing Time in Jail, is the first ethnographic study of an American jail in over 30 years and is based on his personal experience while incarcerated. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Dr. Walker about his findings. Dr. Kevin Dahaghi, Post-doctoral Fellow at the Wilson Center, will moderate. The discussion will be held in person and via Zoom. Lunch will be provided to those attending in person. Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/a4b8h2kt. For more information, please contact Stella Kreilkamp at stella.kreilkamp@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for a conversation with Ramin Fatehi, Norfolk's Commonwealth Attorney, as he discusses his background as an Iranian American and the criminal justice reform he has implemented in his role as the head prosecutor for Norfolk, VA. There will be time for questions from the audience and lunch will be provided. Sponsored by MENALSA. For more information, please contact Emma Shahabi at emma.shahabi@duke.edu or Alanah Herfi at ah586@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a panel discussion as we explore the ramifications of the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs. Sponsored by the Richard A. Horvitz Program in Constitutional & Public Law. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Marin Levy at levy@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a presentation by Ms. Heather Huntley, of the Office of General Counsel for the Centers for Disease Control, who will discuss Public Health Emergency Law. Co-sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security (LENS) and the National Security Law Society. Lunch will be served. Please contact Bobbi Pabon at bobbi.pabon@duke.edu if additional questions.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, CAGV presents The Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project is a display of t-shirts hung on clothesline, which represents the impact of interpersonal violence. Join the Coalition Against Gendered Violence on Monday evening to design t-shirts, which will be hung up in Blue Lounge. T-shirt designs will be anonymous and can include statistics, survivor resources, words of support, or personal stories. Snacks will be provided. Please register here: https://duke.is/bgyx5. For question, contact alana.farkas@duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

  • Law School 4049

    A North Carolina Court of Appeals panel of three judges will hear oral arguments at Duke Law School. Two cases will be heard by the Court. The first argument will be from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The second argument will be from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The judges will open the floor to students after oral arguments for a Q&A session. This is an excellent opportunity to observe practicing appellate attorneys argue a real case before a panel of appellate judges. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Please contact the Career and Professional Development Center at careercenter@law.duke.edu with any questions.
    If you would like to attend one or both of the arguments, RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3RJpIat.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a wide-ranging conversation on the intersections of private practice and public service with Kevyn Orr, the current U.S. Partner-in-Charge at Jones Day and former Emergency Manager for the City of Detroit. Lunch will be served for attendees. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, contact Esosa Asemota at ega10@duke.edu. Please RSVP for the event using this link: https://rb.gy/hbr4lr

  • Virtual

    The Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) is a semester-long, interdisciplinary leadership development program in public education policy that combines a live-client project, an academic seminar on structural change in public education, professional skills development, and networking and job opportunities. CPRL student projects serve school districts, education departments, non-profit organizations and foundations driving transformational change in public education and improved outcomes for all children. Join CPRL staff, current students, and alumni for an info session to learn more about this opportunity! Contact academic_affairs@law.duke.edu with questions. Zoom link: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/8177993735 RSVP here (requested, not required): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_-6egNiloYrxlgZGpOWFdJ2l57sS…

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3037

    With the virtual Equal Justice Works Career Fair just a few days away, join us for a live practice session to hone your networking and career fair skill set for government and public interest employers. Upper-level students will perform mock networking scenarios, give advice, and help you practice. You will walk away knowing how to approach employers and with a brief narrative about yourself. This program fulfills the 1L PD Credit Networking & Interviewing live session requirement. Those attending EJW must attend this session, you may also but are not required to attend the CPDC Upper-Level Student Panel earlier in the day. Others class years and degree students who are interested in learning about networking with government/public interest employers are also welcome to attend. Note that the deadline to register for EJW is October 13, the week before this session. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Because this session does not involve a presentation, it will not be recorded. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

  • Virtual

    The Division of Student Affairs, Define America, and the Duke Law Immigrant Rights Clinic are hosting a virtual information session to provide an overview of the recent Fifth Circuit ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant Rights Clinic. The session will not be recorded. Please join via Zoom at this link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/93265165646, Meeting ID: 932 6516 5646. Questions can be submitted anonymously prior to the session using this link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ALVv0cUEpxhvue. For more information, please contact Jenny Kim at jkim@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join Vox Senior Correspondent and Duke Law alumnus Ian Millhiser '06 for a discussion on how the judiciary structurally favors conservatives. Millhiser traces a path through the Supreme Court's troubled history to the destructive decisions of today to suggest that it is time to rethink the Court's role and structure. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, NLG, and DBA. For more information, please contact Paul Finkelstein at paul.finkelstein@duke.edu.

  • Doris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

    Take a break from studying and gather with classmates to tour Duke Gardens. Find your next nature escape within walking distance of the Law School! Space is limited. RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tDhd3eSEqmQpue. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Melonie Clarke at melonie.clarke@duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Business Law Society and Texas Club to listen to a panel of students who interned at law firms as 1Ls. We are hearing from a diversity scholar, a TX summer associate, and a regular 1L summer associate. They will cover a range of topics from networking, when to start applying, and why you should apply for these positions. This event is co-sponsored by BLS and the Texas Club. For more information, please contact Dani Macuil at danielle.macuil@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join Netflix counsels where they discuss what it's like to be an in-house lawyer at the popular streaming platform! Featuring counsels leading product, gaming, and privacy teams. Lunch provided. Sponsored by Duke Law & Technology Society. If you have any questions, please reach out to mina.li@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    If you ordered a Patagonia jacket through DBA last Spring and have not yet picked it up, this is your last call! DBA will be tabling in foyer outside of Star Commons to disperse all remaining jackets to their rightful owners. Any remaining Patagonias after the pick-up will be forfeited. Sponsored by Duke Bar Association. For more information, please direct inquiries to DBA (dbadukelaw@gmail.com), or contact DBA Internal Vice President Margaret Kruzner (margaret.kruzner@duke.edu)

  • Law School 4042

    Join the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP) as we host Daniel Melo, staff attorney at North Carolina Justice Center, for an advocacy event to learn about the Afghan Adjustment Act as well as the potential termination of Title 42. This event will offer insights for students interested in legal advocacy especially as it pertains to recent events related to the influx of Afghan immigrants after the fall of the Afghan government and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted immigration. Mr. Melo will speak on both topics and field student questions for the first half of the event. The event will end with an opportunity to directly participate in advocacy work by contacting congress members. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Immigrant & Refugee Project. Spots are limited, please RSVP her: https://bit.ly/3EN6FJ7. Contact Grace Li at g.li@duke.edu with any questions!

  • Law School 4044

    Join International Law Society for a coffee chat with Professor Rachel Brewster, co-director of Duke's Center for International and Comparative Law and co-chair of Duke's JD-LLM Program, to discuss her work experience before coming to Duke Law. Sponsored by DBA and International Law Society. Space is limited so please RSVP asap here: https://forms.gle/FCPTyzgedMc7n1cPA. Please contact Tanner Woods at tanner.woods@duke.edu with questions

  • Law School 3037

    Join Duke Law Professors Deborah A. DeMott and Christopher Buccafusco for a discussion following the Supreme Court's October 12th oral arguments in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith. This case, involving Andy Warhol's "Prince Series," asks if courts can consider a work of art's meaning when determining whether it is a transformative fair use. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Intellectual Property Law Society, and DBA. For more information, please contact Lily Talerman at lily.talerman@duke.edu or Ben Tice at benjamin.tice@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join BLSA as we discuss potential summer opportunities and strategies to present your best application materials. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Analese Bridges at analese.bridges@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    This is an informational event for 1L students in advance of the Baker Botts Mock Interview Program. The event will feature a student-led panel covering topics such as interview preparation, what to expect during an interview, and email correspondence. The panelists will provide advice based on their interview experience and answer questions submitted by 1L students. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association and the Business Law Association. Please register using the following link: https://forms.gle/u6gw6GTmWx3bTaWVA. For more information, please contact Clare DaBaldo at clare.dabaldo@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join Ramon Lafee LLM '01, Managing Director Of Corporate Development at Ceiba Energy, for a wide-ranging conversation on practice in cross-border transactions, M&A, financing, asset management, and business development. He will advise students on opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market. Sponsored by the Career Center and the International Studies Office. Lunch provided. Please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu) if you have any questions.

  • Law School 3043

    Learn about Duke's Trial Practice classes available this spring. Please join Trial Practice's Director, Don Beskind, and Professors Mark Anderson, Michael Dockterman and Tom Maher and former Trial Practice student, Natalie Hirt Adams, L '08. This session is designed for those who are curious about Trial Practice, and those who want to confirm their decision about taking or not taking the course. Lunch will be provided to the first 60 attendees on a first come, first served basis. Sponsored by Trial Practice. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022

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    The Duke Law Alumni & Development Office is pleased to welcome the Law School Board of Visitors to campus for their Fall 2022 meeting. For more information, please email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • See description

    During this day-long sprint, law students will use human-centered design principles to develop, refine, and present a prototype in teams of three or four. Final presentations of the developed idea will be reviewed by a panel of judges at the Solutions Showcase, and monetary prizes awarded to the top teams. For promising ideas, participants may receive financial support, academic credit, mentoring, and other resources in Spring 2023 to explore, build and implement their idea. The Legal Design Derby is open to all North Carolina law school students and is co-hosted by Duke Center on Law & Tech and North Carolina Central University Technology Law and Policy Center. Event held at NCCU's New Student Center. For more information, contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu or visit https://sites.law.duke.edu/legaldesign/.

Monday, October 24, 2022

  • Law School 3171

    Join International Law Society for a lunch chat with Professor Mara Revkin, whose interests are in armed conflict, peace-building, transitional justice, migration, policing, and property with a regional focus on the Middle East and particularly Iraq and Syria. Lunch will be provided to those who sign up before the event hits capacity. Space is limited so please RSVP asap here: https://forms.gle/4C3XzJYiqdHfUNAs7. You will receive an email confirming your spot for the event in advance of the event. Please contact Olivia Wang with any questions at olivia.j.wang@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Intellectual Property Law Society is happy to hosting a Zoom panel with attorneys in big law to speak about their careers in copyright and trademark litigation in New York. For more information, contact Erin McLoughlin at erin.mcloughlin@duke.edu. Sponsored by Intellectual Property Law Society.

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Right in Practice series join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic for this program discussing efforts to mainstream a human rights-based approach in conservation action and global biodiversity efforts, including the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which will be adopted in Montreal in December. Featuring Rochelle Diver, UN Environmental Treaties Coordinator, International Indian Treaty Council; and Kristen Walker Painemilla, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Center for Communities and Conservation at Conservation International; moderated by Monica Iyer, Clinical Fellow/ Lecturing Fellow, International Human Rights Clinic at Duke Law. Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Law Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Environmental Law Society, the Human Rights Law Society, the International Law Society, and NALSA (Native American Law Students Association). For those unable to attend in person, livestream: https://bit.ly/3Ks1rDi. Lunch available for attendees. Contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    OutLaw invites members of their mentorship program to connect over lunch for a wellness check-in and to share some self-care tips and tricks for the remainder of the semester. All mentees are encouraged to register regardless of their mentor's availability. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, please fill out the following form by 11:59 pm Thursday, 10/20/2022: https://forms.gle/SxEuLma1UEVSmcy96. For more information regarding the event, please contact Valeria Chavez at valeria.chavez@duke.edu or Larissa Burke at larissa.burke@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join Professor Jedediah Purdy for a discussion of his recent book, Two Cheers for Politics: Why Democracy Is Flawed, Frightening - and Our Best Hope. The new title explains how American political culture disempowers ordinary citizens and makes the case for a reinvigorated democracy. Lisa Kern Griffin, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research and Candace M. Carroll and Leonard B. Simon Professor of Law, will moderate the event. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens (behrens@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Health Law Society for a panel of current 2Ls and 3Ls discussing their summer internships in health law related fields. For more information, please contact Alan LeBlang at alan.leblang@duke.edu

  • Law School 4042

    Join The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law, the Duke Sanford Cyber Policy Program, and DQ, the Certificate in Digital Intelligence program of the Duke Initiative for Science and Society, for a talk with Riccardo Masucci, Intel Corporation, focusing on these important developments. This program is part of a series of events focusing on the policy issues surrounding semiconductor manufacturing and supply chain. Lunch will be provided. For more information please contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4047

    On October 31, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina, and consider whether to overrule Grutter and gut affirmative action. Professor April G. Dawson (NCCU School of Law) will discuss these cases and what they mean for the future of affirmative action in higher education. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, APALSA, BLSA, NALSA, LALSA, MENALSA, OutLaw, SALSA, and Womxn of Color Collective. For more information, please contact Emma Kilroy at emma.kilroy@duke.edu or Paul Finkelstein at paul.finkelstein@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join BLS and Career Services as we walk through the core logistics of preparing for the 2L job search: networking throughout the Spring semester, finding attorneys to reach out to, summer networking, the timeline for early interviews, OCI preparation, and general job search tips. It will feature a panel of our very own BLS exec members who represent different geographical and practice areas and will be moderated by Career Services. There will be time for audience Q&A, so start thinking about what you want to know!" Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Jack Bick at john.bick@duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

  • JB Duke Hotel

    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. 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 Clare DaBaldo at clare.dabaldo@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Interested in a career working in-house in the entertainment space? Come to a Zoom panel with Jason Weltman, Director of Business & Legal Affairs at Lionsgate, Hillary Jay, Assistant Chief Counsel at Marvel, and Daniel Penfold, VP of Legal & Business Affairs at Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment. Sponsored by Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, contact Emily Cohen at ejc57@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Join 1GP in welcoming Vanessa Singh Johannes, Jason Mehta, Vicky Poumpouridis, and Ritu Pancholy Bachhawat to share their experiences being first generation Americans and attorneys. Singh is Of Counsel at Carlton Fields in Miami. Mehta is a Partner at Bradley's D.C. and Tampa offices. Poumpouridis is a Matrimonial & Family Law Attorney with her own practice in New York City. Pancholy is the founder and CEO of Culturupt, a HR consulting firm. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by 1GP. RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3PnXW2OgMXNWxwi

  • Law School 4000

    Impacting virtually every aspect of the agriculture sector, hundreds of billions of dollars go to the Farm Bill. Every five years, policymakers get to set new priorities for the Farm Bill - what will the 2023 Farm Bill look like? Please join us for a panel discussion with Kelly Nuckolls, professor at the University of Arkansas for the LL.M. in Agricultural and Food Law, Jonathan Coppess, Special Counsel to the Senate Agriculture Committee on the Build Back Better bill and professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Duke Law alumnus and Presidential Management Fellow at the USDA, Bridget Eklund. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Mary Peyton Brown at mpb56@duke.edu

  • Law School 4045

    Insight from 2L and 3L students on Outlining (timelines, and best practices), exam tips, using practice questions, and going to office hours. Sponsored by Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA). For any questions please contact Atzin Villarreal Sosa at arv21@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

    LLM 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 served. RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dajoOHKSQr7xuzY Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join APALSA for a conversation with Eugene Y. Lao ('95), the President & Chief Legal Officer at Prime Trust. Mr. Lao has an extensive and distinguished career in technology and international practice. Previously, he has served as the Deputy General Counsel at Zynga, Inc., VP and Regional General Counsel, Asia-Pacific for Yahoo! Inc., among other well-known companies. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Alice Wu at alice.y.wu@duke.edu or Ken Hong at kenneth.hong@duke.edu. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/3Mnho7FaLrxC6zdn6.

  • Law School 3171

    Interested in learning new skills to help you manage your stress? Join a 4 session Koru Mindfulness course that will teach you the skill of mindfulness. Mindfulness develops self-awareness that informs all of your important life choices and helps maintain peace of mind - among other benefits! The course will help you build the habit of using mindfulness in your life on a regular basis, with just 10 minutes per day. We've found that folks get a lot more out of Koru if they stick with it from beginning to end, therefore we ask you to commit to attend all 4 sessions. The course will meet in person on Tuesdays (October 25, November 1, November 8, & November 15) and will be led by certified Koru instructor, Kelli Raker (Academic Affairs). Open to students, faculty, and staff from across Duke University. If you would like to sign up to attend or for more information, please email Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu by Thursday, October 20, 2022. Class size is limited to 15 people. Sponsored by DuWell.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Join Duke Environmental Law Society for a discussion on the recent Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. EPA with: Jonathan Wiener, Duke Law Professor; Lissa Lynch, Director of the Federal Legal Group, Climate & Clean Energy Program at National Resources Defense Council; and Hana Vizcarra, Senior Attorney, National Climate at Earthjustice. This event will explore how the environmental community can still make positive change in this new era of the Supreme Court. Our panelists will address the implications of the decision on EPA flexibility in rulemaking with regard to pollution control and climate change. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Melissa Skarjune at mls171@duke.edu. Register here (https://bit.ly/3MR5cn4).

  • Law School 4045

    Join members of the Mock Trial Board to learn about Duke's premiere mock trial tournament - the Twiggs-Beskind Cup. We will cover general informational about the tournament, demonstrate some mock trial basics, and answer any questions you may have. No prior experience necessary! Sponsored by Mock Trial Board. Feel free to reach out to the Twiggs-Beskind Coordinators: Kristen Love (kristen.love@duke.edu), Casey Witte (casey.witte@duke.edu), Analese Bridges (analese.bridges@duke.edu), and Brandon Avers (brandon.avers@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 Dani Macuil at danielle.macuil@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Attorneys from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will speak to students virtually about working at the SEC, working in the government, and will provide financial literacy tips for students. The event is in person, but the SEC attorneys will be joining us virtually. Sponsored by Black Law Students' Association. For more information, please contact Jordan Berry at jordan.berry@duke.edu .

  • Law School Star Commons

    Join Duke Law alumnus Ben Sharp for an informal coffee chat. Ben will share about his experience at Kirkland's Dallas and as a Texas lawyer. Sponsored by the Duke Law Texas Club. For more information, please contact Lydia Culp at lydia.culp@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the four candidates for North Carolina's highest judicial office as they engage in a nonpartisan candidates forum, moderated by Professor Marin K. Levy. The candidates for the two open seats are Trey Allen, Court of Appeals Judge Richard Dietz, Court of Appeals Judge Lucy Inman, and North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Sam Ervin IV. Please RSVP at http://judicialstudies.duke.edu/forum. Presented by the Duke Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Bolch Judicial Institute. Cosponsored by North Carolina Club and Government & Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Paul Finkelstein at paul.finkelstein@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join members of Duke Law School's New Lawyers Division of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors for this virtual program. Panelists will share their tips for recent grads that are starting their first full-time legal role. If you would like to submit a question to the panelists in advance of the program, please submit questions here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2yKnSJV5WQ8lyC. Sponsored by the alumni and development office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

  • Law School 2014

    1L 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 served. RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3TKDDyPNarAdoCG Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) for a student panel featuring 2Ls who will speak about their experiences networking and applying for 1L summer internships. We will be sharing tips and tricks on how best to navigate the job search for big law, judicial internships, public interest, international opportunities, and more. Food will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Ken Hong at kenneth.hong@duke.edu or Alice Wu at alice.y.wu@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join Law Students for Accessibility (LSA) for lunch as we chat with Bethany Lilly (JD '12) and David Gardner (JD '20) about their experience in disability rights law and policy. Sponsored by Law Students for Accessibility. For more information please contact Chloe Rippe at chloe.rippe@duke.edu. Pre-register for the event at this link: https://forms.gle/2JVBRK851nCiatDB6.

  • Law School 4042

    Attorneys Kristen Peña, Jonathan Neerman, and Recruiting Coordinator Sarahgail Ledgister share their experience at Jackson Walker. Lunch will be provided during the event. Sponsored by Duke Law Texas Club. For more information, please contact Khoa Nguyen at anhkhoa.nguyen@duke.edu or Zan Khan at zan.khan@duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    Join If/When/How for a panel discussing the current status of abortion in North Carolina with Professor Jolynn Dellinger, Dr. Beverly Gray, and Suzanne Buckley. Professor Dellinger focuses on the ways that abortion intersects with privacy (physical, decisional, and informational) and the ways that commercial surveillance and surveillance by law enforcement will make privacy inaccessible to many in a post-Dobbs environment. Dr. Beverly Gray is the founder of Duke Reproductive Health Equity and was one of the plaintiffs in a recent civil action challenging the North Carolina 20-week abortion ban. Suzanne Buckley is the former Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina and former Deputy Director of New Venture Fund, where she executed over 200 strategic communications campaigns on abortion. Contact Hannah.kanter@duke.edu with questions. Lunch will be served - please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0jk63QbY--7PIR8RQ-tW0KiMy7l_….

  • Law School 4055

    Are you interested in working in California for your 1L summer? Join the Duke Law California Club for a panel event with 2L students who worked last summer in Northern and Southern California at large law firms, judicial externships, and government positions. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law California Club. For more information, please contact J.C. Gonzalez at jesse.gonzalez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a discussion with Justice Sarah Campbell from the Tennessee Supreme Court and Justice Sarah Hawkins Warren of the Georgia Supreme Court to discuss the experience and importance of women in the judiciary. More details to come. Sponsored by the Federalist Society, the Bolch Judicial Institute, and the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Members of Duke Law's Texas club will hold a workshop assisting 1Ls with any job application questions they may have, including what to write for cover letters, how to interview, and where to apply. Sponsored by Duke Texas Law Club. For more information, contact Saúl Aguirre-Villarreal(saul.aguirrevillarreal@duke.edu) or Madeline Sparks (madeline.sparks@duke.edu).

Friday, October 28, 2022

  • Grainger Hall Field Auditorium

    The Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum's 2022 Symposium is in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The Act remains integral to preserving water quality for human health and recreation, and for the health and productivity of aquatic ecosystems intimately tied to our communities. Three multi-disciplinary panels of leaders from private, public, and non-profit sectors will discuss the value of clean water, how far the CWA's protections extend, and how the 50-year-old statute addresses emerging issues. The symposium will advance expert discussions on the CWA while still engaging all community members in our collective interest in clean water. Sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum and the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. For more information, please contact Nate Schumacher at nathan.schumacher@duke.edu. Link for pre-registration: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efeS14Y814Mqj8a

  • Law School 4000

    The Duke Law Fair Chance Project will host three pro bono clinics for students to draft expunction petitions and advice letters for TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers) clients. On November 18, students will meet with their TROSA client(s) to discuss their expunction petitions. Students will be trained and supervised by attorneys from the Durham Expunction & Restoration Program (DEAR) and Legal Aid of North Carolina. Clinics are open to all JDs and LLMs; no prior experience necessary. Training is required, and remote options are available for the training, clinics, and client meetings. -Sponsored by the Fair Chance Project. For volunteer sign-ups or more information, please contact Andrea Roos at andrea.roos@duke.edu.

Monday, October 31, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Please join Duke Law & Technology Society and a panel of attorneys to learn about patent law and technology transactions (biotech) practice. Our panelists are: Brian Ferguson (Winston & Strawn, DC), Zackory Burns (Wilson Sonsini, Boston), and Madeline Hess (Wilson Sonsini, San Francisco). They will give an overview of patent practice and talk about the differences among patent litigation, patent prosecution, and tech transactions work. Our panelists will attend the event in person. Lunch will be provided, please RSVP by October 27: https://forms.gle/WJMoAd2wFk7hJbos8. Sponsored by Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Yuchen Han at yuchen.han@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with David Archey ('98), Head of Law Enforcement, African Parks Network, 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 4046

    WLSA invites students to join Professor Farahany in a conversation about the use of science and technology in criminal law. This event is a great opportunity to informally connect with a female professor at the law school and learn more about their work. The discussion will be limited to fifteen students, and we encourage participants to come prepared with questions for Professor Farahany. RSVP by October 28th at 6pm at: https://forms.gle/jTDo6UrcfVuQSu7w6. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, contact Ellie Asfora at era35@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Wondering what 1L summer job opportunities there are for BIPOC students? Come hear from current 2Ls about their 1L summer experiences across a range of different legal environments (Judicial Extern, Summer Associate, Public Interest, and Duke Research). Sponsored by the LALSA, BLSA, SALSA, MENALSA, APALSA, WOCC, and NALSA. For any questions contact Atzin Villarreal Sosa arv21@duke.edu

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    1Ls: please join Director of Academic Advising James Lambert and Professor Casey Thomson for an optional outlining "study hall." Bring the outlines you've started (or want to start) to work on, and then ask questions in a group setting about outlining structure, process, and strategy as they come up. (If you have questions about substantive law, you'll have to save those for your professors!) Note that while this optional session will build on the September 27 Outlining session in the PD Program, it is not a mandatory part of the PD Curriculum. To accommodate PD programming, we will hold two sessions: 10-11am and 11:15am-12:15pm. RSVP appreciated: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3WWfQbYotqG7m1U. Depending on interest, we may schedule more study halls through the end of the semester. Sponsored by Academic Affairs. Please contact James Lambert (james.lambert@law.duke.edu) with questions.

  • Virtual

    Duke Law & Technology Society partners with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP to conduct mock interviews for 1Ls who are interested in patent law. All interviews will be conducted virtually on November 1 and November 8, and will last about 20 minutes with 10 minutes reserved in the end for feedback.
    The mock interview program is a wonderful opportunity for 1L students to practice interview skills and prepare for the 1L job search. Your Finnegan interviewers all have strong technical backgrounds and look forward to discussing practice areas of your interest.
    Sign-up is open until October 9 but we have limited spots so we encourage you to sign up ASAP: https://forms.gle/QwyvVyL3nzS6Qyvr7. Registration is open to 1Ls only. Dress code is business formal. Sponsored by Finnegan and Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Yuchen Han at yuchen.han@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4042

    Joined attorneys from Winston & Strawn, Latham & Watkins, and Covington & Burling working in sports and entertainment law for a Zoom panel to learn more about breaking into the field and what a day in the life is like for these attorneys. Sponsored by Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, contact Emily Cohen at ejc57@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, a legal talent development expert, for a hands-on workshop covering essential tips on creating, honing, and refining your interview pitch and networking. Understanding the U.S. business customs will strengthen your relationships and ensure that cultural differences do not hamper your professional and personal success. Co-sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and International Studies. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu) if you have any questions.

  • Law School 3041

    Working for a judge is a unique legal experience. Attend this program to learn more about judicial internships and post-graduate judicial clerkships. Information on what the positions entail, the benefits to you, and the application process will be covered. You will also learn about the resources the Law School provides to students. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 3037

    Join members of the Mock Trial Board to learn about Duke's premiere mock trial tournament - the Twiggs-Beskind Cup. We will briefly cover general informational about the tournament and then dive into teaching you some advanced mock trial skills. No prior experience necessary! Sponsored by Mock Trial Board. Feel free to reach out to the Twiggs-Beskind Coordinators: Kristen Love (kristen.love@duke.edu), Casey Witte (casey.witte@duke.edu), Analese Bridges (analese.bridges@duke.edu), and Brandon Avers (brandon.avers@duke.edu)

  • Law School 2211 Fite Training Room

    Join a small group of LLMs and international students for a 45-minute session to practice your elevator pitch with Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams. Students will receive one-on-one feedback during the workshop to improve their elevator pitch. Students will leave this workshop ready to give their elevator pitch for upcoming interviews and receptions. This session is offered in two 45 minute blocks, limited to the first ten (10) students for each block. Pre-registration required and link is forthcoming. Co-sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and International Studies. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Thursday, November 03, 2022

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join the Duke Law Texas Club and Vinson & Elkins for coffee and a morning treat. Vinson & Elkins attorneys from the Dallas and Houston offices are excited to meet Duke Law students to talk about life and work at Vinson & Elkins in Texas and beyond. Sponsored by Duke Law Texas Club. For more information, please contact Lydia Culp at lydia.culp@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Coffee and Crypto Chat Series is back for the 2022-2023 academic year! Join Dr. Jimmie Lenz, the Director of the Master of Engineering Programs in Financial Technology and Cybersecurity, and Lee Reiners, the Policy Director at the Duke Financial Economics Center and a lecturing fellow at Duke Law, for an informal discussion of the latest crypto news topics. Sponsored by Pratt School of Engineering and Duke School of Law. For questions, please email Renee Moore (renee.moore@duke.edu). Link: https://pratt.duke.edu/about/events/70209

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the North Carolina Club for a panel on government careers in North Carolina featuring an ADA, Public Defender, Assistant Attorney General at the NC DOJ, and an Assistant City Attorney. The panelists will discuss their career paths and speak about working in the state. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club and the North Carolina Bar Association. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on or before November 2nd at: https://forms.gle/ZBV2KV8rKjcTBDWn8. For more information, please contact Gina Campanelli at glc24@duke.edu or Christina Trepczynski at cjt46@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Interested in emerging companies and venture capital? Join us for an information session on law student opportunities with the Duke Angel Network. Students may be able to receive academic credit for their work as Law Associates. Hosted by Phill Graham, Associate Director of the Duke Angel Network. For more information, please contact Cam Irwin (cameron.irwin@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3041

    What are employers looking for in a 1L 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. Students interested in 1L diversity fellowships should also consider attending the November 3rd Sharing Our Affinities: A Diversity Networking Evening Reception. RVSP details will be provided closer to the event. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Jasminka Vujic at Jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    WLSA invites students to join Professor Martinez in a conversation about her work in ethics and corporate compliance. This event is a great opportunity to informally connect with a female professor at the law school and learn more about their work. The discussion will be limited to fifteen students, and we encourage participants to come prepared with questions for Professor Martinez. RSVP by October 31st at 6pm. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, contact Ellie Asfora at era35@duke.edu. We hope to see you there! Please register at: https://forms.gle/Wqzndvf2YzJP7SH59

  • Law School Star Commons

    Join diverse attorneys from law firms that sponsor 1L diversity fellowships for an evening of mingling, learning, and fun! Get to know your diverse classmates and talk to experienced attorneys about diversity in the workplace, building diverse networks, and securing jobs as a diverse candidate. More details, including attorneys and employers in attendance, will be released in October. Please note: Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Jasminka Vujic at Jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu.

  • See description

    Join Duke Law American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for trivia night! Bring a friend and meet us at Bull City Ciderworks this Thursday. Trivia begins at 7 PM, so please plan to arrive a few minutes early. Food will not be provided, but trivia participation is free. Hosted by ACLU. For more information, please contact Hannah Bloom at hannah.bloom@duke.edu.

Friday, November 04, 2022

  • Law School 3171

    Join International Law Society for a lunch chat with Professor Mara Revkin, whose interests are in armed conflict, peace-building, transitional justice, migration, policing, and property with a regional focus on the Middle East and particularly Iraq and Syria. Lunch will be provided to those who sign up before the event hits capacity. Space is limited so please RSVP asap here: https://forms.gle/4C3XzJYiqdHfUNAs7. You will receive an email confirming your spot for the event in advance of the event. Please contact Olivia Wang with any questions at olivia.j.wang@duke.edu.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying to get creative! Join your classmates and a local artist for a step by step painting tutorial. Design your very own canvas and make memories that will last for years to come. Spaces is limited. RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_24y5VAB9Xa8kTae. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    The Duke Law Fair Chance Project will host three pro bono clinics for students to draft expunction petitions and advice letters for TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers) clients. On November 18, students will meet with their TROSA client(s) to discuss their expunction petitions. Students will be trained and supervised by attorneys from the Durham Expunction & Restoration Program (DEAR) and Legal Aid of North Carolina. Clinics are open to all JDs and LLMs; no prior experience necessary. Training is required, and remote options are available for the training, clinics, and client meetings. Sponsored by the Fair Chance Project. For volunteer sign-ups or more information, please contact Andrea Roos at andrea.roos@duke.edu.

Monday, November 07, 2022

  • Virtual

    Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law. Registration is required. For more information contact Lora Beth Farmer at lora.farmer@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

    As part of the Human Right in Practice series join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic for this program featuring Sumi Madhok, Professor of Political Theory and Gender Studies, Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science; moderated by Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, International Human Rights Clinic at Duke Law.

    Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Human Rights Law Society, the International Law Society, the South Asian Law Students Association, the Women Law Student Association, and the Womxn of Color Collective.

    For those unable to attend in person, livestream: https://bit.ly/3Ay8lCd.

    Lunch available for attendees.

    Contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 3043

    Come hear from a panel of Perkins Coie & Meta attorneys as they discuss technology law and the working relationship between law firm and in-house attorneys. Lunch to be provided. Co-sponsored by 1GP, BLSA, and LALSA along with members of the NCCU Law community. RSVP Here: https://tinyurl.com/4m6abtfa For more information, contact Madison Dunbar (madison.dunbar@duke.edu), Caira Watson (caira.watson.haynes@duke.edu), or Atzin Villarreal Sosa (atzin.villarreal.sosa@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from K&L Gates to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at K&L Gates. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Regan Barney at regan.barney@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Would you like to spend your 1L summer in North Carolina? Join us for a panel of 2Ls who will speak about their experiences working in North Carolina at firms, clinics, doing research with professors, and at a judicial internship. Please bring questions as there will be time for Q&A and a meet-and-greet at the end. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club. For more information, please contact Gina Campanelli at glc24@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a discussion with Les Carnegie of Latham and Watkins about national security career opportunities in BigLaw. Les is the co-lead of Latham and Watkins's CFIUS and National Security Practice, as well as its Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & Customs Practice. Sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security and the National Security Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Madison Cash at madison.cash@duke.edu

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

  • Virtual

    Duke Law & Technology Society partners with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP to conduct mock interviews for 1Ls who are interested in patent law. All interviews will be conducted virtually on November 1 and November 8, and will last about 20 minutes with 10 minutes reserved in the end for feedback.
    The mock interview program is a wonderful opportunity for 1L students to practice interview skills and prepare for the 1L job search. Your Finnegan interviewers all have strong technical backgrounds and look forward to discussing practice areas of your interest.
    Sign-up is open until October 9 but we have limited spots so we encourage you to sign up ASAP: https://forms.gle/QwyvVyL3nzS6Qyvr7. Registration is open to 1Ls only. Dress code is business formal. Sponsored by Finnegan and Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Yuchen Han at yuchen.han@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, Ms. Kathi Vidal, the heads of the European Patent Office and the Japan Patent Office, and WIPO Deputy Director General, Ms. Lisa Jorgenson, in a dialogue with innovators and entrepreneurs from the Research Triangle Park area. The discussion will center around the theme of the 40th Trilateral Conference, i.e., enhancing the accessibility of the patent system for small- and medium-sized enterprises. You can attend in person (limited space), join the livestream, or view the recording after the event; however, registration (by Nov. 7) is required: https://bit.ly/3SBHKvi. Sponsored by The Center for Innovation Policy, the USPTO, and the Trilateral Cooperation. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law. Registration is required. For more information contact Lora Beth Farmer at lora.farmer@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3043

    The Texas Club is hosting a panel discussion with Kirkland attorneys who will discuss working at Kirkland in Texas. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Texas Club. For more information, please contact Lydia Culp at lydia.culp@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    GPI careers span an enormous range of issue areas, specialties, advocacy strategies, practice settings, and organizational missions. Learn from a panel of alumni about the plethora of options in local, state, and federal agencies. Panelists include Kimberly M. Rehberg L'94, Durham City Attorney (Durham, NC); Juliet Park L'20, Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, Appeals, Writs, and Trials Section (San Diego, CA); Ocoszio J. Jackson L'17, Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Atlanta, GA); and Ryan Crosswell JD/MA '07, Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Public Integrity Section (Washington, DC). Moderated by Bethan Eynon, Director of Public Interest Careers. This is the first of two "GPI Up Close" panels this semester. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Emma Kilroy at emma.kilroy@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for a Lunch & Learn training on Bloomberg Law! We'll show some of our unique transactional and litigation tools, and highlight our practices centers, corporate research and legal news! For more information, please contact Will Thompson at wthompson@bloombergindustry.com, Sadé Harper at sade.harper@duke.edu, or Vanessa Keverenge at vanessa.keverenge@duke.edu. Sponsored by Bloomberg Industry Group. Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/3U4WuDR.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Come learn more about 1L GPI summer internships. Career counselors will give an overview of job search resources. Upper-level students will share their on-the-job experiences and how they found their internships. Co-sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Government & Public Service Society. For more information, contact Emma Kilroy at emma.kilroy@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law, the Duke Sanford Cyber Policy Program, and DQ-Certificate in Digital Intelligence Program of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society for a program focusing on the importance of semiconductors in the global economy with Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President for Global Policy, Semiconductor Industry Association. This program is part of a series of events focusing on the policy issues surrounding semiconductor manufacturing and supply chain. Lunch will be provided. Contact Bonnie Blundell (bonnie.blundell@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4055

    Duke Law & Technology Society has the honor to invite Chief Judge Colm Connolly L'91, United States District Court for the District of Delaware, and Forrest Jones L'12, partner from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP to talk about patent litigation in Delaware. As many companies take advantage of Delaware's favorable corporate statutes, numerous patent cases were filed in Delaware, which makes Delaware the second patent venue of choice around the country. Chief Judge Connolly was appointed as a district court judge in 2018 and became chief judge in 2021. He maintains an active docket of patent cases. Forrest Jones is an experienced patent litigator in front of ITC, PTAB, and the Federal Circuit. He has technical and legal experience in various areas of electrical and computer engineering. Professor Arti Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, will moderate the event. Lunch will be provided, please RSVP to get food by 11:59 pm on November 5: https://forms.gle/otAQA7QJrmj53mvi8. Sponsored by Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Yuchen Han at yh208@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join us for a lunch conversation with Professor Fujimura-Fanselow, the Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney of the Duke International Human Rights Clinic. The event will be limited to the first ten students to sign up here: https://forms.gle/Ek2fWs1NZoeg64nx9. Sponsored by APALSA. Contact Ken Hong (kkh33@duke.edu) for any questions.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel discussion with attorneys from Gibson Dunn to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an Gibson Dunn attorney. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Jack Bick at john.bick@duke.edu.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Duke Law Florida Club as we host James Gillenwater, JD'12 and a shareholder of Greenberg Traurig Miami! We will be discussing James's path to law, his time at Duke and his experiences as a transnational litigator. We will also cover his transition to the Florida legal market from Washington D.C. Co-sponsored by the Duke Law Florida Club and International Law Society. For more information, please contact Mark Pemberton at mark.pemberton@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Join the Duke Children's Law Clinic, the North Carolina Club, Duke Law's Guardian ad Litem program, and a panel of local and national education law practitioners and scholars in discussing the recent NC Supreme Court hearing, the potential impacts of the upcoming decision, and how NC's fight for educational equity fits in the national school funding landscape. Panelists include: Aaron Tang, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law; Chavis Jones ('20), Associate Counsel, Educational Opportunities Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights; and South Moore ('19), Assistant Attorney General, NC Department of Justice. The panel will be moderated by Professor Peggy Nicholson, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) & Supervising Attorney in the Duke Children's Law Clinic. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by The Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. RSVP: https://forms.gle/Bk2AaufhCYgdfxBg9. For questions, please contact Hannah IsraelMarie at hannah.israelmarie@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join Tricky Dick, Duke Law's premier (and only) sketch comedy group, for a very important lunch event. In Judge Dukie: Small Claims Court for the People, members of the law school community will air their grievances before our esteemed judge, and justice will be served. Sponsored by Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Cat Reid at cat.reid@duke.edu.

  • Law School 2014

    2L 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 served. RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4THoV8Sj7lv7z1k Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join APALSA for our 1L exam prep session! We will be going over tips and tricks from 2L and 3L APALSA members on outlining and exam preparation. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Alice Wu (alice.y.wu@duke.edu) or Ken Hong (kenneth.hong@duke.edu). RSVP here: https://forms.gle/kWn7R7TFLoMKQH2z6.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a panel of Duke Law alums who have worked in Big Law and pivoted to new positions, including privacy counsel, in house counsel, boutique lawyer, private client wealth manager, and management consultant. Learn how they approached their career strategy, how they made the transition, and what prepared them for their current position. Speakers include Rebecca Tseng Grant (Silicon Legal Strategy), Karim Lakhani (McKinsey), Kyle Levenberg (Apple), Tanya Smith (Goldman Sachs), and Dani Bembry Westbrook (Loom). Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Law & Entrepreneurship, Career and Professional Development Center, the Business Law Society, and the Duke Law & Tech Society. For more information, contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

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    Join Duke Law Run Club for a group run at 6 pm on Thursdays! We will meet at the Duke Law School sign on Science Drive. We run in two pace groups (9-minute mile and 11-minute mile) and in three distances (2-mile, 4-mile, and 5.6-mile). Meet other Duke Law runners and end your week on a runner's high note! We depart at 6:05 pm sharp. Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Wenyi Zhou at wenyi.zhou@duke.edu.

Friday, November 11, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    1Ls: please join Director of Academic Advising James Lambert and Professor Casey Thomson for the second installment of their optional outlining "study halls." Bring the outlines you're working on, and then ask questions in a group setting about outlining structure, process, and strategy as they come up. (If you have questions about substantive law, you'll have to save those for your professors!) Note that while this optional session will build on the September 27 Outlining session in the PD Program, it is not a mandatory part of the PD Curriculum. Please contact James Lambert (james.lambert@law.duke.edu) with questions.

  • Law School 4000

    The Duke Law Fair Chance Project will host three pro bono clinics for students to draft expunction petitions and advice letters for TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers) clients. On November 18, students will meet with their TROSA client(s) to discuss their expunction petitions. Students will be trained and supervised by attorneys from the Durham Expunction & Restoration Program (DEAR) and Legal Aid of North Carolina. Clinics are open to all JDs and LLMs; no prior experience necessary. Training is required, and remote options are available for the training, clinics, and client meetings. Sponsored by the Fair Chance Project. For volunteer sign-ups or more information, please contact Andrea Roos at andrea.roos@duke.edu.

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    Join Duke Law National Lawyers Guild (NLG) at Boxcar Bar + Arcade. This will be a relaxed, social event for progressive law students to meet and bond. Boxcar is a Durham gem, with arcade games and delicious pizza. NLG will provide free game tokens for all 1L's and LLM's. Register here: https://forms.gle/rNFaY2wYVqJyvjuF7. Sponsored by National Lawyers Guild. Please direct any questions to Frank Colaruotolo at fac19@duke.edu.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    Duke Law Innocence Project sponsors a yearly Thanksgiving event for our exonerees, their families, DLIP members, community leaders and project members. The event will include a potluck meal so get ready to bring your favorite Thanksgiving recipe! Please RSVP your attendance to Aysia Slade (aysia.slade@duke.edu) or Kyle Gantz (kyle.gantz@duke.edu).

Monday, November 14, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Does Biden have the authority to cancel student loan debt? The recent legal challenges to Biden's student loan forgiveness plan pose important questions about statutory authority, standing, and the separation of powers. Join us for a discussion with the Cato Institute's Thomas Berry to discuss the legality of Biden's student loan forgiveness plan. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Duke Law Texas Club for a panel discussion with Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) attorneys who will discuss their experience working at NRF in Texas. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law Texas Club. For more information, please contact Lydia Culp at lydia.culp@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    GPI careers span an enormous range of issue areas, specialties, advocacy strategies, practice settings, and organizational missions. Learn from a panel of alumni about how nonprofit lawyers use impact litigation and policy strategies to address social change goals. This is the second of two "GPI Up Close" panels this semester. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Emma Kilroy at emma.kilroy@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    OutLaw invites members of their mentorship program to connect over lunch for a pre-finals check-in and to share some tips and tricks for outlining and exam prep. All mentees are encouraged to register regardless of their mentor's availability. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, please fill out the following form by 11:59 pm Thursday, 11/10/2022: https://forms.gle/o9jasraa6fBDVpQq7. Please contact Valeria Chavez (valeria.chavez@duke.edu) or Larissa Burke (larissa.burke@duke.edu) with any questions or concerns!

  • Law School 4044

    Please join APALSA for a lunch conversation with Professor Qiao. Sign-ups will be limited to the first 10 students who sign up. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/Ua5ANKNNpJynehCx9. Shitong Qiao is Professor of Law and the Ken Young-Gak Yun and Jinah Park Yun Research Scholar at Duke Law School. Before moving to North Carolina, he was a tenured professor at the University of Hong Kong, where he started his academic career in 2014. He was a Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) fellow at Princeton University in 2020-21, and the inaugural Jerome A. Cohen Visiting Professor of Law at NYU in Spring 2020. He also taught in Shenzhen (Peking University School of Transnational Law) and Shanghai (NYU Shanghai). Professor Qiao is an expert on property and urban law with a focus on comparative law and China, and he has won numerous awards for his academic literature. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Kenneth Hong at kenneth.hong@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Right in Practice series join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic for this program on the connections between human trafficking and terrorism. Featuring Tarana Baghirova, Associate Country Visit Officer at the OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings; Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, International Human Rights Clinic, at Duke Law; and, Siobhán Mullally, UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children; moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) and Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic at Duke Law. More info to come. Lunch available for attendees. Contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a short information session about Duke Law's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Pro Bono Project. VITA is a national organization which helps low-income taxpayers file their tax returns. No experience with tax preparation is necessary to participate in VITA. This short info session will take place via zoom be recorded for those unable to attend. For more information, please contact Sarah Brooks at sarah.c.brooks@duke.edu Zoom login: https://duke.zoom.us/j/98085172492

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    Stop by and purchase some great Duke Law merchandise for yourself and/or your loved ones! A portion of the proceeds will go to public interest summer funding! Sponsored by GPS and the PIPB office. Email adam.golden@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4045

    Which firms are major players in the tech industry with high-profile clients? How do these firms build strong client relationships? What does it mean to practice in a firm with strong tech-related practices? Join Duke Law & Technology Society (DLTS) and Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) for an in-depth discussion with attorneys from Cooley, Fenwick, Gunderson, and Wilson Sonsini. Lunch provided. RVSP here: https://forms.gle/gSkVibPZ8SFy7e2NA Sponsored by DLTS and CPDC. For more information, contact mina.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law, talks with Chief Judge Debra Livingston of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit about her career and her time on the bench. Judge Livingston was appointed and confirmed to the Second Circuit in 2007 and became chief judge in 2020. She began her career as an associate with the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in 1985 and then served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1986 to 1991. In 1992, she elected to pursue an academic career and taught at the University of Michigan's Law School and then at Columbia Law School, where she still teaches today. She is a co-author of the casebook Comprehensive Criminal Procedure and has published numerous academic articles on legal topics. She has taught courses in evidence, criminal law and procedure, and national security and terrorism. She received her B.A. from Princeton University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Program sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. Lunch is provided. For more information, please contact Ann Yandian (ann.yandian@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Duke Law Texas Club for a panel discussion with Latham & Watkins attorneys who will discuss their experience working at Latham in Texas. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law Texas Club. For more information, please contact Lydia Culp at lydia.culp@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Questions about GPI careers? Career Counselors Bethan Eynon and Stella Boswell are available to help! Stop by for a snack and ask questions about application materials, internships, post-grad jobs, or just to say hi. All class years and degree programs welcome. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

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    Join Morgan Lewis attorneys and clients for their annual 1L Career Skills Workshop. We will begin with office hours at the Law School, followed by a Welcome Meet and Greet at the JB Duke Hotel, with a panel presentation in room 3041, ending with individual mock interviews, cover letter and resume review sessions. We hope you can join us! Co-sponsored by Morgan Lewis, APALSA, BLSA, LALSA, MENALSA, Outlaw, SALSA, WoCC and 1GP. For more information, please contact Alice Wu at alice.y.wu@duke.edu or Ken Hong at kenneth.hong@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Competition Law Society will be hosting its second annual Fall Networking Event, in which students will have the opportunity to meet and speak with practicing attorneys in fields related to competition law (e.g., antitrust, consumer protection, and privacy). Attendees will include attorneys from across government, plaintiffs' firms, and big law. The event will be hosted virtually over Zoom. RSVP by Saturday, Nov. 12th at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedkDKzzwBLEeHqFQ8xOieWDCa7PfP…. Sponsored by the Competition Law Society and Cleary Gottlieb. For more information, please contact Will Petro at william.petro@duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    Stop by and purchase some great Duke Law merchandise for yourself and/or your loved ones! A portion of the proceeds will go to public interest summer funding! Sponsored by GPS and the PIPB office. Email adam.golden@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4045

    Join the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association for a conversation with attorneys from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Fried, Frank. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Alice Wu at alice.y.wu@duke.edu. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/2BRAzKPJj167XxiG6

  • Law School 4055

    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. Dr. Christopher Seeds is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. His book, Death by Prison, is an ambitious overview of the rise of life sentences for American prisoners. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Dr. Seeds about his findings. Dr. Kevin Dahaghi, Post-doctoral Fellow at the Wilson Center, will moderate. The discussion will be held in person and via Zoom. Lunch will be provided to those attending in person. Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/yknf94r4. For more information, please contact Stella Kreilkamp at stella.kreilkamp@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join UNC Law Professor Ted Shaw, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy Professor Asher Hildebrand, and Robinson Bradshaw litigator Adam Doerr for a discussion in advance of the Supreme Court's oral arguments in Moore v. Harper. This case, involving the independent state legislature doctrine, considers whether state legislatures alone are empowered by the Constitution to regulate federal elections, without oversight from state courts. The panelists will discuss how the case may fundamentally change federal elections, and if adopted, how the independent state legislature doctrine would be a major setback for free and fair elections and democracy. Sponsored by Robinson Bradshaw and the American Constitution Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Jack Wasserman at jack.wasserman@duke.edu or Caroline Tervo at caroline.tervo@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a conversation with Judge Patricia Millett. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1998, Judge Millett worked for a private law firm for two years before clerking for Judge Thomas Tang of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. After her clerkship, she worked for the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division of the US DOJ, as an Assistant in the Office of the Solicitor General, and then as a partner in a private law firm leading the firm's Supreme Court and appellate practices until leaving to join the federal bench in 2013. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Goodwin to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Goodwin. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Dani Macuil at danielle.macuil@duke.edu.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    Stop by and purchase some great Duke Law merchandise for yourself and/or your loved ones! A portion of the proceeds will go to public interest summer funding! Sponsored by GPS and the PIPB office. Email adam.golden@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join WLSA for our "Women on the Bench" panel, sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA). The panel will feature female members of the North Carolina judiciary who will discuss their journeys to the bench, their work on the bench, and their diverse professional and personal backgrounds. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/JcRy5BrfruCtDJq76. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Sarah Lim at sarah.j.lim@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    The U.S. government has never lost a single arbitration case brought by a foreign investor under NAFTA. But would it lose its winning streak this time when faced with a $15 billion claim brought by a Canadian investor? Come join the Duke International Arbitration Society for a panel discussion on energy policies, environmental concerns, and investor-state arbitration regime under NAFTA and the new USMCA. The panel features Brody Greenwald (Partner at White & Case), Denton Nichols (Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright), and Timothy Johnson (Professor of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment). Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on or before November 15 at: https://forms.gle/Cr1VjMZZwBA568jg7. If you do not RSVP, you may still attend but will be unable to grab food. Co-sponsored by Duke Environmental Law Society, International Law Society, Duke Law Energy Society, and Duke International Arbitration Society. For more information, please contact Lei Zhu (jialei.zhu@duke.edu).

  • Law School 4042

    Join the Competition Law Society as we seek to answer the question of "What is Antitrust?" in the context of modern practice. Speaking will be Michael Koenig (Department of Justice, Antitrust Division) and Len Simon (Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd). Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEq7YyEdmFxsHDAq_nrgg3Cw77iQN…. Sponsored by the Competition Law Society and Cleary Gottlieb. For more information, please contact Will Petro at william.petro@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a riveting discussion on affirmative action in wake of the pending Supreme Court cases regarding the issue. Featured speakers include Peter Arcidiancono (Duke Economics), Bethany Li (Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund), Prof. Osamudia James (Carolina Law), and Prof. Ted Shaw (Carolina Law; Grutter v. Bollinger). Prof. James Coleman, Jr. will moderate the conversation. Lunch will be served. To ensure there is an accurate headcount, please RSVP here: shorturl.at/eoSX7 Sponsored by BLSA. For additional information, please contact Esosa Asemota at ega10@duke.edu

  • Law 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 Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

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    Join Duke Law Run Club for a group run at 6 pm! We will meet at the Duke Law School sign on Science Drive. We run in two pace groups (9-minute mile and 11-minute mile) and in three distances (2-mile, 4-mile, and 5.6-mile). Meet other Duke Law runners and end your week on a runner's high note! We depart at 6:05 pm sharp. Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Wenyi Zhou at wenyi.zhou@duke.edu.

Friday, November 18, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Join the North Carolina Club for a resume and cover letter workshop! Work with 2Ls and 3Ls on crafting your North Carolina narrative. Please bring your resume and cover letter! Coffee and donuts will be provided. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club. For more information, please contact Gina Campanelli at glc24@duke.edu.

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    Join the Competition Law Society as we celebrate the end of our week of events with a social at Boxcar Bar & Arcade. Food will be provided. Sponsored by the Competition Law Society and Cleary Gottlieb. For more information, please contact Will Petro at william.petro@duke.edu.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Monday, November 21, 2022

Monday, November 28, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Attendance is mandatory for the LLM Class of 2023, as well the Exchange, SND and SJD students. LLM students graduating in December 2022 are welcome to attend, but are not required to. Sponsored by International Studies & Registrar Office. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

  • Law School 4000

    1Ls: please join Director of Academic Advising James Lambert and Professor Casey Thomson for their third optional outlining "study hall." Bring the outlines you're working on, and then ask questions in a group setting about outlining structure, process, and strategy as they come up. (If you have questions about substantive law, you'll have to save those for your professors!) Note that while this optional session will build on the September 27 Outlining session in the PD Program, it is not a mandatory part of the PD Curriculum. Please contact James Lambert (james.lambert@law.duke.edu) with questions.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4045

    Come join the Duke Law Florida for a 1L Application Workshop. This workshop will include a panel of students who earned 1L positions at big law firms in- and outside of Florida. Following the panel, 1Ls will have the opportunity to workshop with 2Ls and 3Ls on certain aspects of their application package (e.g., resume, cover letter, interviewing, etc.)This event will be geared towards the Florida Big Law market, but all 1Ls are welcome. Sponsored by Duke Law Florida Club. For more information, please contact Mark Pemberton at mark.pemberton@duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) before class for some coffee and treats to celebrate the last week of school. Treats will be available before the 8:55am and 10:55am 1L lectures. Sponsored by LALSA. For more information, contact Alyssa Reyes alyssa.reyes@duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4045

    Designed specifically for LLM students, this interactive presentation will focus on interviewing skills and techniques designed to help LLM students prepare for job interviews and the International Student Interview Program. The workshop will address the basics of interview preparation and help you master more advanced skills, such as confidently handling open-ended questions, managing difficult or uncomfortable questions, and crafting thoughtful questions to ask the interviewer. Sponsored by the Career Center and the International Studies Office. Lunch provided. Please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu) if you have any questions.

Thursday, December 01, 2022

  • Law School 4046

    MENALSA invites their 1L and LLM members to connect with upperclassmen over lunch for a pre-finals check-in and to share some tips and tricks for outlining and exam prep. All members are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by MENALSA. Please contact Emma Shahabi at emma.shahabi@duke.edu with any questions or concerns!

  • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by Duke Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA). For more information please contact Grace Li at g.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Congratulations to the first-year students for finishing your last class of the fall semester! Celebrate this accomplishment with your classmates and cupcakes. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Kelly Smith at Kelly.m.smith@duke.edu

Friday, December 02, 2022

  • Virtual

    As U.S. universities continue to internationalize their campuses, they benefit greatly from increased connectivity with their counterpart institutions abroad. Cross border research collaborations have increased as have student and scholar exchanges. At the same time, as American universities become more globally engaged, they have encountered a broad array of new challenges at home stemming from growing national security concerns as well as concerns about protecting the integrity of the U.S. R&D system. Our panelists, Lora Weiss, Penn State Univ., and Kelvin Droegemeier, Univ. of Oklahoma, have found themselves knee-deep in dealing with the various compliance issues and new regulations that have emerged as well as the impact of these issues on the innovation process itself. Our moderator, Denis Simon, The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law, will guide a discussion regarding how the performance of university research is being affected in both positive and negative ways. Sponsored by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law; the Sanford Cyber Policy Program; the Duke Office of Research & Innovation; and, DQ, the Certificate in Digital Intelligence at Duke Science & Society. Registration required: https://bit.ly/3FJLnMI. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

Sunday, December 04, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    Take a break from studying and enjoy Bojangles biscuits with your classmates. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.