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Monday, January 07, 2019

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    This is the first of two available training sessions for Transactional Law Competition competitors. During this session, you will be provided with advice on marking-up contracts and negotiation strategy. Sponsored by the Transactional Law Competition Board. For more information, please contact Mark Rothrock at mark.rothrock@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Please join Rindala Beydoun, JD/LLM '94, Managing Partner of the Middle East group of BonnelliErede, a major international law firm headquartered in Italy, for an informal conversation about her work and career in the Middle East. Prior to her current role, Ms. Beydoun was a founding partner of Tribonian Law Advisors, a leading boutique law firm operating in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which merged with BonelliErede in June 2018. Her profile can be found at https://www.belex.com/en/professional/rindala-beydoun/. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. Please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu, if you wish to attend.

  • Law School 3043

    This is the second of two available training sessions for Transactional Law Competition competitors. During this session, you will be provided with advice on marking-up contracts and negotiation strategy. Sponsored by the Transactional Law Competition Board. For more information, please contact Mark Rothrock at mark.rothrock@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    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 Knobbe Martens, Wilson Sonsini, Covington & Burling, and White & Case, we will cover the differences between patent boutiques and full-service 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 Fair, as well as their interviewing experiences. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 4047

    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. Sharon Abrahams, National Director of Professional Development at Foley & Lardner, an international law firm, will conduct a 90-minute workshop which will also include tips on networking and building professional relationships to help your future career. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4040

    Join Sharon Abrahams, National Director of Professional Recruitment at Foley & Lardner, for a workshop involving practicing one's elevator pitch in interview and networking settings. This is an invitation-only event and students must commit to attending Ms. Abrahams' luncheon presentation in order to register to participate. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information or to register, please email Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Chaim Saiman, Professor of Law at the Charles Widger School of Law, Villanova University, will discuss his recent book, "Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law" (Princeton University Press, 2018). "In this panoramic book, he traces how generations of rabbis have used concepts forged in talmudic disputation to do the work that other societies assign not only to philosophy, political theory, theology, and ethics but also to art, drama, and literature." Co-sponsored by Duke Law School and the Duke Center for Jewish Studies. For information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Chaim Saiman, Professor of Law at the Charles Widger School of Law, Villanova University, will discuss his recent book, "Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law" (Princeton University Press, 2018). "In this panoramic book, he traces how generations of rabbis have used concepts forged in talmudic disputation to do the work that other societies assign not only to philosophy, political theory, theology, and ethics but also to art, drama, and literature."

    Chaim Saiman is a scholar of Jewish law, insurance law, and private law. Professor Saiman served as the Gruss Visiting Professor of Talmudic Law at both Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as a visiting fellow at Princeton University, and as a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, Bar-Ilan, Hebrew University and IDC faculties of law. He has also served as an arbitrator on rabbinical courts and as an expert witness in insurance law and Jewish law in federal court.

    Professor Saiman received his B.S. from Georgia State University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He also studied at Yeshivat Har-Etzion (Gush) and Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh in Israel. Prior to joining the faculty at Villanova, he was an Olin Fellow at Harvard Law School, a Golieb Fellow at NYU Law School, a law clerk to Judge Michael McConnell on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked as a corporate associate with the firm Cleary Gottlieb in New York.

Friday, January 11, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    Please join Vandana Shah LLM'96, Director of South Asia Programs at Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Niso Matari LLM'15, associate in the New York office of Allen & Overy, and Christopher Moriarty LLM'09, attorney at Motley Rice, for a wide-ranging discussion of their career paths, day-to-day work and opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market. Panelists will share their career paths and offer advice to students interested in staying in the U.S. following graduation. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Earn $5,000 this summer through the Stanback Internship Program, which exclusively places Duke students with employers nationwide for summer internships. Learn where to find postings, how to apply, and the hiring process. Students gain hard legal skills transferrable to many practice areas. Placement organizations focus on environmental issues and provide experience in complex civil litigation, administrative law, policy, in-house counsel work, and legislative/government affairs work. Neither prior environmental experience or interest in practicing environmental law is necessary; many former Stanback interns go on to work in private law their second summer and after graduation, or in other government or public interest issues areas. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Students are invited to join the Duke Law Texas Club for coffee with David Gail and Andrew Stotts of Weil's Dallas Office and Eric Pacifici L'15 of Gibson Dunn's Dallas Office. This is an informal opportunity to learn more about the Texas market. Sponsored by the Duke Law Texas Club. For more information, please contact J.D. Swancoat at john.swancoat@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    2018 marks the Sixth Annual Transactional Law Competition. Students will compete in document mark-up and negotiation of a corporate transaction scenario for a fun and educational opportunity to learn more about transactional practice. Practicing attorneys from a variety of firms will judge the event. An awards and networking reception for competitors and judges will follow the competition and provide recap and feedback of the event. The first place teams from each side of the transaction will be invited to represent Duke at a TBD interscholastic competition. The first place and second place teams from each side of the transaction will be invited to join the Transactional Law Competition Board. Sponsored by the Transactional Law Competition Board. For more information, please contact Mark Rothrock at mark.rothrock@duke.edu.

Monday, January 14, 2019

  • Law School 3043

    Please join the Black Law Student Association for our first general body meeting of the semester. We will discuss first semester grades and upcoming events for the semester. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Jessica Mason at jessica.p.mason@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Federalist Society in welcoming Prof. Jeremy Rabkin, Professor of Law at George Mason University. Prof. Rabkin will speak on how the ICC, the most potent symbol of global authority, seems to be a very intimidating source for US military partners but is unlikely to have any success any international bad actors. He will be joined by Duke Law Professor Madeleine Morris. Lunch (Chick-Fil-A) will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Natalie Pita at natalie.pita@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Are you interested in health law and policy? Apply to be a Margolis Scholar in Law! Join us to learn about the benefits of the program, including a financial award, access to experiential learning opportunities, and engagement in research. Sponsored by Professor Barak Richman and the Margolis Scholars in Health Policy and Management Program. For more information, please contact Dr. Corinna Sorenson at corinna.sorenson@duke.edu or Lauren Schauer at lauren.schauer@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Emani Walks at emani.walks@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for an information session to learn about the Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law ("PIPS" Certificate), a JD Certificate program for students committed to a legal career in public service. The application deadline is Sunday, February 3, 2019, at midnight. Enrolled students complete curricular requirements and are assigned peer and faculty mentors in order to assist them in selecting academic, clinical and experiential courses that will help them develop competencies necessary toward achieving their professional aspirations. Students in the program benefit from a community of peers, faculty, administrators and Duke Law alumni committed to supporting them as they pursue careers in public interest and public service. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    The key to a successful interview is learning how to tell your story effectively. Join the Career Center for a discussion on how to prepare for interviews, what to expect, and tips and strategies for successful interviews. Lunch will be provided. The live panel will be in room 3041 and the event will be streamed live into room 3037. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Tampa, FL

    Tampa area alumni, parents, and friends are warmly invited to this special event to welcome Kerry Abrams as she begins her tenure as the James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law. Specific location- Hill Ward Henderson- Bank of America Plaza Suite 3700 101 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33602. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Interested in getting feedback on your scholarship from faculty and other students? Please join the Law Teaching Committee for an information session on Duke's Student Scholarship Workshop Series. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu. For more information, contact Marin Levy at levy@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Join Professors Joseph Blocher and Darrell A.H. Miller for a celebration of their new book, The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller. This title is the first comprehensive post-Heller account of the history, theory, and law of one of the Constitution's most recognized - and perhaps most misunderstood - rights: the right to keep and bear arms. Senior Associate Dean Margaret H. Lemos will lead the conversation. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Come learn how to get involved in the PILF Auction, scheduled for February 15, 2019. More information TBD. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Melissa Dix at melissa.dix@duke.edu.

  • None

    Miami area alumni, parents, and friends are warmly invited to this special event to welcome Kerry Abrams as she begins her tenure as the James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law. Specific location- DLA Piper LLP (US)- 200 South Biscayne Boulevard Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131-5341. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Law School 3037

    The death penalty has fallen out of use in North Carolina, yet our state has the sixth largest death row in the nation. The vast majority of N.C.'s 140 death row prisoners were tried in the 1990s, before a wave of reforms transformed the criminal justice system. Had they been tried under modern laws and standards, most of them never would have been sentenced to death. The Center for Death Penalty Litigation's new report, Unequal Justice: How Obsolete Laws and Unfair Trials Created North Carolina's Outsized Death Row, explores the deep inequities of N.C.'s decades-old death row cases. CDPL's Executive Director Gretchen Engel and Staff Attorney Erica Washington will be joining us for a discussion of the report. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, the Duke Criminal Law Society, and the Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Callie Thomas at callie.thomas@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Interested in earning PILF hours? Come get trained on credit card machines in order to be eligible to volunteer in PILF merchandise sales. Everyone wanting to volunteer for PILF merchandise sales must attend one credit card training this school year. (If you attended training this fall, you do not need to be retrained.) A representative from Duke's OIT will be there to walk us through the credit card transaction process. The training should take no more than 30 minutes, and you'll receive 0.5 hours for attending. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Karina Moy at karina.moy@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join Jonathan Kellner '03, partner in the Corporate Group and Head of the São Paulo office of Shearman Sterling, for a wide-ranging discussion of his work and career as a corporate attorney in Brazil. With over 10 years of experience in Brazil, including stints at Linklaters and Skadden, Mr. Kellner has a deep well of knowledge about legal work and career prospects for U.S.-trained attorneys in the region. His practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, bank finance and investment funds for United States and Brazilian corporations and financial institutions. Lunch will be served. 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 at bsmith@law.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. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join the Career and Professional Development Center for an interactive workshop to help you craft your narrative and celebrate your diversity. We will lead you through a short presentation and several exercises in a supportive environment to help you think broadly about your strengths and what you bring to the table as a first generation law student. You will walk away with a various themes for framing how you talk with employers about yourself and more confidence in sharing your unique background. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

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    All NCBA Law Student Division members are invited to attend a networking reception with the leadership of the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina State Bar. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. RSVP by January 14 at www.tinyurl.com/2019LawSchoolReception. Held at N.C. Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Monday, January 21, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    Students will receive training on the laws for completion of the required IRS exams to volunteer in the VITA program. Prior to the training, all volunteers must take about 90 minutes to set-up their volunteer account, complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct (VSC) training, complete the 10 question VSC quiz and complete the Intake/Interview and Quality Review training. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16.To RSVP please complete this form https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3wu3MEFnbqiwnxX. Sponsored by the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office and the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come check out the PILF Merchandise sale outside Star Commons from 9-5. We will have a lot of great clothing and gift items! All proceeds benefit PILF. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Karina Moy at karina.moy@duke.edu or Jason Wasserman at jason.wasserman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join GPS and a panel of 3Ls to learn about the practical experience of finding a clerkship. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Katie Lew at katherine.lew@lawnet.duke.edu or Grace Thomas at grace.thomas@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4045

    Come learn about The Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholars Program, a two-year program foroutstanding law students who want to make pro bono work an important part of their law firm careers. The Pro Bono Scholars are rising second-year law students who work with a public interest organization for at least seven weeks and three weeks in Akin Gump's Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York or Washington,D.C. offices. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4000

    A required training for anyone volunteering to sell PILF Auction tickets. This event will count for a half hour of required PILF hours for anyone seeking summer funding through PILF. Lunch will not be provided as it is a half hour training session. Sponsored by PILF. For questions, email ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Please join attorneys from Akin Gump to learn about their Robert Strauss Diversity Scholarship. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at Dale.Malone@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

  • Law School 3171

    The Duke University Office of General Counsel invites interested 3Ls to a lunch-time conversation to learn about the two post-graduate Fellowships the Office will have available this year. With a staff of fourteen attorneys, the Office of Counsel provides legal representation and advice to Duke University and Duke University Health System. All third years considering their post-graduate plans are encouraged to attend, as no specific background is required for these positions. Attorneys and current Fellows will attend. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4000

    Duke Bar Association (DBA) officer elections are coming up! If you are a 1L/2L interested running for a position or simply want to learn more about DBA, please plan on attending this information session. Current members of DBA will be on hand to discuss their roles and responsibilities before answering any questions. Lunch will be provided! Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Colm Cross at colm.cross@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Professor Walter Dellinger (former Assistant Attorney General in charge of OLC) discusses the role OLC plays in Executive branch decisionmaking, key moments and figures in the Office's history, and stories from his time leading the office during the Clinton Administration. Discussion led by Professor Jeff Powell (former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, OLC). Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, and the Government and Public Interest Society. For more information, please contact Harrison Newman harrison.newman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Gene Matthews is the Director of the Southeastern Regional Center of the Network for Public Health Law; Senior Fellow at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and served for 25 years as the Chief Legal Advisor in the Office of General Counsel at the CDC. Professor Matthews is interested in politics with a little p, and how legal advocates can develop richer messages that reach broader audiences. He will discuss strategies for legal advocacy, using examples from public health, on how to shape messages to the intuitive values that resonate with both liberals and conservatives. Professor Matthews will also discuss using social media for advocacy and the role of millennials as messengers in our turbulent political environment. Sponsored by the Duke Health Law Society and the Margolis Center for Health Policy. For more information, please contact Jami King at jami.king@duke.edu.

  • None

    Duke Law Professor Trina Jones will discuss some of the social and legal challenges presented by DNA ancestry testing. Although DNA ancestry testing remains relatively new, we invite you to think about how employers and various legal actors might use and respond to ancestry testing before any widespread practices or doctrinal developments take hold. Sponsored by Duke Law School Alumni and Development Office. For more information please contact Conner Croxson at conner.croxson@law.duke.edu.

Friday, January 25, 2019

  • Law School 3037

    January 28th of every year is Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Leonardo Cervera Navas, Prof. David Hoffman and Prof. Jolynn Dellinger started Data Privacy Day eleven years ago with an event at Duke Law School to discuss transatlantic cooperation in privacy and data protection. Prof. Hoffman will moderate a panel discussion including Prof. Jolynn Dellinger, Mr. Lenoardo Cervera Navas (Director of the European Data Protection Supervisor), and Dan Caprio (Former Chief Privacy Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce and Chief of Staff to U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Orson Swindle), to discuss the current state of privacy, including the recently enacted E.U. General Data Protection Regulation and efforts to pass a comprehensive U.S. privacy law. This event will be live streamed at https://youtu.be/mo_EbaFwLoc. Sponsored by Prof. Hoffman, Intel Corporation, the Triangle Privacy Research Hub, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, and the Duke Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Courtney Smith at Courtney.smith@law.duke.edu.

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    Start your semester more balanced and centered with a free yoga class at Blue Point Yoga. Serving the Durham community for more than 10 years, Blue Point Yoga is located a short walk or drive from the Law School. Join your fellow law students for this free and relaxing experience. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited; please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    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 than many of their peers. This bootcamp - free of charge to students - 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 1/25, 2/1, and 2/8 from 1 - 3:30 pm. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDPFP2C.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Join Duke Law ACLU and WLSA for coffee and poster-making the afternoon before the 2019 Women's March on Raleigh! Supplies will be provided; just bring your poster ideas and creativity. We will also be organizing a carpool for those who wish to attend the march on Saturday. Sponsored by ACLU and WLSA. For more information, please contact Kelley Storey at kstorey@lawnet.duke.edu.

Monday, January 28, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Emani Walks at emani.walks@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join us for a conversation with Sharon Buccino, lead counsel for the Natural Resources Defense Council in their suit against the Trump Administration over the shrinking of the Bears Ears and Gran Escalante National Monuments. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Society, the American Constitution Society, and Women Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Izaak Earnhardt at izaak.earnhardt@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    Please join Neil Wolitzer '02, Partner & Managing Director of Goldman Sachs' Real Estate Investment Banking Group in New York, to learn about the Summer Associate program for 1Ls. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at Dale.Malone@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

  • Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Room 330

    Get your health checked at our winter Duke Health Check day!

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean Kerry Abrams. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Seating is limited; please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Law School 3037

    Duke Law students go on to work in every major city in the US, as well as many smaller markets. There are a lot of options out there, so how do you choose which market is right for you? Join us for a discussion about how to decide where to work. We'll look at the similarities and differences between markets and help you to identify factors that are important to you. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Women Law Students Association in our first event for the spring speaker series. The panel event will include women professionals from diverse professional backgrounds as they discuss their experiences and perspectives on advocating for themselves in the workplace - from promotions to bonuses to mentoring. The panel will include Gráinne Fitzsimons, professor of management and operations, and psychology and neuroscience at the Fuqua School of Business; June Hu, associate at Sullivan & Cromwell; Mary Nash Rusher, managing partner at McGuireWoods, Raleigh office; and Anne Weisberg, Women's Initiative Director at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison. Sponsored by WLSA and McGuire Woods, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Cravath, Swaine, & Moore. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Emma Peplow at emma.peplow@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Please join the Hispanic Law Students Association and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for "I Love TX," a panel on one of the fastest-growing and thriving legal markets. The panel will feature attorneys from firms in Houston and Dallas to discuss everything the Texas legal market has to offer. The panelists will address other regional considerations, like practice trends, hiring, diversity, and quality of life. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by HLSA and APALSA. For more information, please contact Nicholas Santos at nicholas.santos@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju, attorneys for plaintiffs in the India Supreme Court decision decriminalizing consensual conduct between same sex partners, for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with our panelists. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Space is limited - please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    Join local rabbi Zalman Bluming for an engaging discussion on Jewish Law and what it means to be Jewish. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Professor Barak Richman. For more information, please contact Seth Euster at seth.euster@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    Considering a career as a public defender, or just want to learn more about career paths or internships in criminal law? Join Colorado Public Defender Tina Fang for a discussion of careers in public defense. The Colorado Public Defenders are hiring entry-level attorneys and also have a competitive internship program. If you would like to meet Ms. Fang individually to discuss possible internships, reach out to her directly at tina.fang@coloradodefenders.us. Sponsored by the Duke Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Callie Thomas at callie.thomas@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    On Sept. 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the "criminalisation of consensual conduct between adults of the same sex" is unconstitutional. Duke Law presents a panel discussion on the case and LGBTI rights in India featuring Vardhman Kumar, Menaka Guruswamy, and Arundhati Katju, moderated by Prof. Laurence Helfer. This event is part of the Duke Law Human Rights in Practice series organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by: Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity; Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; Fuqua Pride; Human Rights Law Society; International Law Society; OUTLaw; Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; Sanford Pride; Sexuality Studies; and South Asian Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

  • Law School 3043

    This meeting is highly recommended for all students interested in participating in the Twiggs Beskind Cup. It is different than the training offered on Feb. 6th. This will give you basic information about the tournament, along with background training on mock trial procedures. If you cannot make the meeting and are interested in participating in the tournament, please email the tournament coordinators at the e-mail below. Sponsored by the Duke Law Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact the coordinators at twiggsbeskind2019@gmail.com

  • Law School 4000

    A required training for anyone volunteering to sell PILF Auction tickets. This event will count for a half hour of required PILF hours for anyone seeking summer funding through PILF. If you went to the event on 1/22 or were trained last year, you do not need to attend this training to qualify for ticket sales tabling. Lunch will not be provided as it is a half hour training session. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Ana Maganto Ramirez at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join the International Law Society for a discussion of the multifaceted approach of China's Belt and Road Initiative and challenges in implementing this policy. Speakers will include Austin Pierce from Vinson & Elkins Houston office, Dr. Jackson Ewing from the Nicholas Institute of Environmental Policy and Sanford School of Public Policy, and Dr. Shitong Qiao from Duke Law. Moderated by Prof. Paul Haagen. Sponsored by the International Law Society, Environmental Law Society, and Law & Economics Society. For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Posa at kaitlyn.posa@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Career & Professional Development Center for a discussion panel of recent Duke Law graduates as they share their personal insights into life at a "BigLaw" firm. Discussion topics will include a typical day within various practice areas, work-flow management, work-life balance, mentorship, training, and diversity initiatives. Panelists are alumni visiting from Wilson Sonsini in Palo Alto, Latham & Watkins in Chicago, Paul Hastings in New York, and Sidley Austin in Washington, DC. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 4055

    Come learn about internship and post-graduate opportunities with the Air Force and Navy JAG Corps. Representatives from each service will be present to talk about their experiences, the benefits of JAG careers, and the broad range of hands-on litigation and transactional work assigned to entry-level JAG officers. Each service offers internships and entry-level positions. Recruiting officers will be on campus afterwards for those who want to ask one-on-one questions. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Please join the Black Law Students Association for Black history trivia to kick off Black History Month! Feel free to come as a team or join one when you arrive. Popeyes will be served. For more information, please contact Jessica Mason at jessica.p.mason@duke.edu.

Friday, February 01, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    Join Duke Law graduates ('92) Judge Todd Hughes (Fed. Cir.) and Judge Don Willett (5th Cir.) for a discussion about their careers moderated by Prof. Sara Beale. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Corinne Crews at corinne.crews@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for the Sports & Entertainment Law Society's 9th Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium, featuring discussions of some of the greatest challenges and most exciting opportunities in sports and entertainment law. This year, panels include a conversation with Chief Counsel of ESPN Diane Morse '90; conflicts in sports agenting featuring panelists from Wasserman Agency and Creative Artists Agency; entertainment transactions from script to screen featuring representatives from FilmNation and O'Melveny & Myers; and the effects of the #MeToo movement on both sports and entertainment featuring speakers from The Bloom Firm and Duke Athletics. View the agenda at https://law.duke.edu/calendar/sports%26entertainment.pdf. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Steptoe & Johnson, Winston & Strawn and the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Jonathan.A.Schwartz@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    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 than many of their peers. This bootcamp - free of charge to students - 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. The bootcamp will be held on 1/25, 2/1, and 2/8 from 1 - 3:30 pm and will be taught by Eads Professor Emma Rasiel, Teaching Director of the Duke Financial Economics Center. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDPFP2C.

Monday, February 04, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Buy your ticket for PILF's 23rd Annual Auction & Gala! Tickets are $25 ahead of the night of the auction. The auction will be on Friday, February 15th at 6:30pm at the Washington Duke Inn. If you would like to make a monetary or gift donation, please find more information on: https://law.duke.edu/publicinterest/pilf/donations/. For more information, please contact Ana Maganto Ramirez at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join APALSA in a panel event dedicated to exploring the North Carolina legal market. The panel will showcase attorneys working in Raleigh and Charlotte: Leah S. Baucom (K&L Gates), Rakesh Gopalan (McGuireWoods), Gagan Gupta (McGuireWoods), and Bahati Mutisya (Parker Poe). The attorneys will address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by APALSA and DBA. For more information, please contact Wendy Li at wendy.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Emani Walks at emani.walks@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    The National Security Law Society will host attorneys from Covington & Burling LLP to discuss national security law in private practice. Topics discussed will include international trade, CFIUS and cross-border investment, cybersecurity and data privacy, and public policy, among others. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the National Security Law Society. For more information, please contact Sam Karson at samuel.karson@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • None

    DC area Duke Law Alumni are warmly invited to join us for a special event, featuring Duke alumnus and former Men's Basketball player, Grant Hill. Hill will speak to guests ahead of the Hawks vs. Wizards game. Space is limited for this event. This event is sponsored by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact Conner Croxson at conner.croxson@law.duke.edu.

  • See description

    Interested in connecting with students interested in the government or public sector in a more informal setting? Join the Government and Public Service Society at Hi-Wire Brewing (800 Taylor St, Durham, NC 27701) for our spring social! Hang out and connect with public interest focused students from all grade levels. Food will be provided! Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Chris Johnson at christopher.e.johnson@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Buy your ticket for PILF's 23rd Annual Auction & Gala! Tickets are $25 ahead of the night of the auction. The auction will be on Friday, February 15th at 6:30pm at the Washington Duke Inn. If you would like to make a monetary or gift donation, please find more information on: https://law.duke.edu/publicinterest/pilf/donations/. For more information, please contact Ana Maganto Ramirez at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Tim Lovelace, the John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History, will give the annual Robert R. Wilson Lecture titled, "Civil Rights as Human Rights." A member of the faculty of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Professor Lovelace is an expert in legal history, civil rights, human rights, and constitutional law. Before joining the Indiana Law faculty, he served as the assistant director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Lovelace earned his J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Matt Duncan at matt.duncan@law.duke.edu.

  • None

    Join local Duke Law alumni and friends for a fun afternoon celebrating Blue Devil Basketball! Enjoy food and drinks and visit with fellow alumni, families, and friends. Light appetizers will be provided. Drinks will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by the Alumni and Development Office and the Duke Law Southern California board. Specific Location- Barney's Beanery
    1037 Broxton Ave Los Angeles, California 90024. Questions? Please contact the Alumni and Development Office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Buy your ticket for PILF's 23rd Annual Auction & Gala! Tickets are $25 ahead of the night of the auction. The auction will be on Friday, February 15th at 6:30pm at the Washington Duke Inn. If you would like to make a monetary or gift donation, please find more information on: https://law.duke.edu/publicinterest/pilf/donations/. For more information, please contact Ana Maganto Ramirez at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 4055

    This meeting is highly recommended for all students interested in participating in the Twiggs Beskind Cup. It is different than the training offered on Jan. 31st. This will give you basic information about the tournament, along with background training on mock trial procedures. If you cannot make the meeting and are interested in participating in the tournament, please email the tournament coordinators at the e-mail below. Sponsored by the Duke Law Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact the tournament coordinators at twiggsbeskind2019@gmail.com.

  • Law School 3043

    What are the top cybersecurity issues for 2019? Join us for a panel discussion on these latest topics. Panelists will include: Ari Schwartz, the Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services at Venable, Jen Ellis, Vice President of Community and Public Affairs at Rapid 7, Sam Curry, Chief Product Officer at Cybereason and Alex Niejelow, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Mastercard. Sponsored by the Center for Law, Ethics and National Security and DCLT. For more information, please contact Courtney Smith at courtney.smith@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4042

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

Thursday, February 07, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Buy your ticket for PILF's 23rd Annual Auction & Gala! Tickets are $25 ahead of the night of the auction. The auction will be on Friday, February 15th at 6:30pm at the Washington Duke Inn. If you would like to make a monetary or gift donation, please find more information on: https://law.duke.edu/publicinterest/pilf/donations/. For more information, please contact Ana Maganto Ramirez at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join Aya Kobori, counsel with White & Case, for a wide ranging conversation about her practice counseling U.S. and foreign multinational corporations in matters involving antitrust, internal investigations and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She will speak about her career path, day-to-day work, and offer advice to students interested in a career involving cross-border litigation and compliance. As Ms. Kobori spends a portion of her time in the Tokyo office of White & Case, she will also discuss entry-level and lateral opportunities for U.S. associates interested in working in Tokyo. 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 at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Haynes and Boone, LLP will be holding a diversity panel presentation. The firm will have several attorneys presenting, along with members from the Diversity and Inclusion Department of the firm. The presentation will cover topics of D&I, along with information about Haynes and Boone, LLP's 1L Diversity Scholars Program and other Summer Associate Opportunities. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by APALSA and OutLaw. For more information, please contact Wendy Li at wendy.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    As part of our Professional Development Series, join WLSA for a lunch discussion on effective communication for women in the legal field. The discussion will focus on the ways in which communication is gendered and how female-identifying professionals can tackle barriers and prejudicial perceptions of their communication styles. Panelists include Ellen Hemphill, a professor in Duke's Department of Theater Studies and a creative communications consultant; Honorable Judge Wanda Bryant of the North Carolina Court of Appeals; Catharine Arrowood, a litigation partner at Parker Poe; and Professor Marilyn Forbes, who teaches negotiation, legal interviewing & counseling, and pre-trial litigation. Moderated by Professor Frances Mock, who teaches negotiation and has taught Corporate Counseling and Communication. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by WLSA, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, McGuireWoods LLP, and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. For more information, please contact Christine Mullen at christine.mullen@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join Dan Vatanaviggun, Global Director of Legal Recruiting at Dechert, and the CPDC as we prepare you to make the most of ESQ and Blueprint. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Co-sponsored by the CPDC and the Business Law Society.

  • Law School 3037

    We invite 3Ls (and eager 2Ls!) to join the Business Law Society for a "Renting in New York" workshop by Cooper & Cooper Real Estate in New York. The workshop will discuss the NYC rental market. The presentation will cover pricing & floor plan sizes, the steps in the rental process, the general paperwork and landlord requirements, and answer all questions! Food will be provided. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Dani Bembry at businesslawsociety@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    As part of our Professional Development Series, join WLSA for dinner and an evening workshop for hands-on experience and feedback on effective communication. We will have dinner and introductory session starting at 5 PM, followed by three optional breakout sessions. Please register using the link below. Breakout Sessions: The Effective Communication for Women Workshop will allow participants to practice general (gendered) challenges to effective communication and public speaking. Led by Prof. Hemphill of Duke's Theater Studies Dept. The Persuasion & Advocacy Workshop will allow participants to learn to master the art of persuasion from the female perspective. Led by Profs. Wettach and Lovelace. The Negotiation Workshop will be geared toward women who have varying career interests for practice negotiating from the female perspective. Led by Profs. Thomson and Mock. Sponsored by WLSA, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, McGuireWoods LLP, and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. For more information, please contact Christine Mullen at christine.mullen@duke.edu.

Friday, February 08, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Duke Law Journal will hold its 49th annual Administrative Law Symposium, on the topic of "Deregulatory Games." Each panel will focus on distinctive strategies and elements shaping the pursuit of, and grounds for resistance to, deregulatory efforts taken by the Trump administration. Professors William Buzbee of Georgetown Law, Caroline Cecot of Antonin Scalia Law School, Robert Glicksman and Emily Hammond of George Washington University Law, Thomas McGarity and Wendy Wagner of University of Texas Law, and Sidney Shapiro of Wake Forest Law will present their work, with commentary by Duke Law Professors Adler, Benjamin, Lemos, Rai, and Schroeder. Celebrated Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein will deliver keynote remarks. Sponsored by DLJ. For more information, please contact Sam Howe at samuel.howe@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Curious about the differences between corporate law and litigation? Unfamiliar with how a law firm operates? Or the type of projects junior associates work on? Representatives from Gibson Dunn will be at Duke Law to give a crash course on these topics. Hosted by 1GP. Lunch will be provided. RSVP Required. Sponsored by 1GP and Gibson Dunn. For more information, please contact Kathy Fernandez at kathy.fernandez@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join Stacey Friedman '97, Executive VP and General Counsel for JPMorgan Chase & Co., for lunch and an informal conversation about her professional trajectory and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Presented by OutLaw. Co-sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center, WLSA, Sanford Pride, and Duke's Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. For more information, please contact Gustavo Ruiz at gustavo.ruiz@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    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 than many of their peers. This bootcamp - free of charge to students - 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 1/18, 1/25, and 2/1 from 1 - 3:30 pm. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNZDV9S.

  • Washington Duke Inn

    Take a break and relax with afternoon tea at the Washington Duke Inn! Hot tea, tea sandwiches, fresh homemade scones, and a variety of sweets will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited; please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Please join WLSA for an informal, casual coffee break with current students, WLSA board members, and alumni ahead of the weekend's ESQ activities! Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Catherine Prater at catherine.prater@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

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

Saturday, February 09, 2019

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    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. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact a BLS rep at businesslawsociety@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 11, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Buy your ticket for PILF's 23rd Annual Auction & Gala! Tickets are $25 ahead of the night of the auction. The auction will be on Friday, February 15th at 6:30pm at the Washington Duke Inn. If you would like to make a monetary or gift donation, please find more information on: https://law.duke.edu/publicinterest/pilf/donations/. For more information, please contact Ana Maganto Ramirez at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Emani Walks at emani.walks@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Professor Brandon Garrett will be joined by Ben Finholt of North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, David Andrews of the North Carolina Office of the Appellate Defender, and North Carolina State Representative Pricey Harrison for a discussion about the status of juvenile life without parole in North Carolina. Sponsored by the Duke Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Callie Thomas at callie.thomas@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    What is the reality of bringing a Title VII claim against your current employer? What are the current protections provided by the statute, and what should plaintiffs be aware of? Hannah Taylor's new article, published in our Spring 2018 Issue, examines these questions and offers a new approach to dispute resolution to discourage retaliation and promote a continued employee relationship. In conversation with Thomas Colclough, the Director of the Raleigh Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, and Chris Brook, Legal Director of NC ACLU, we will explore the implications of this new framework and how careful litigation can help create supportive and accepting workplaces for all. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy Symposium 2019 - "Legislating Relationships: Individual Rights in Context." For more information, please contact Gabrielle Goodrow at gmg19@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Buy your ticket for PILF's 23rd Annual Auction & Gala! Tickets are $25 ahead of the night of the auction. The auction will be on Friday, February 15th at 6:30pm at the Washington Duke Inn. If you would like to make a monetary or gift donation, please find more information on: https://law.duke.edu/publicinterest/pilf/donations/. For more information, please contact Ana Maganto Ramirez at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    In the 21st century, family creation often involves many more stakeholders than the nuclear family. Particularly in the area of International Child Adoption (ICA), family creation is a cross-border enterprise that implicates local, national, and global politics and conflicts. In his latest article, published in our Spring 2019 issue, Shani King traces the strengths and infirmities of past and present ICA frameworks and the different national goals embodied in each, and posits that ICA and immigration law should not be thought of as discrete issues, but indeed as two sides of the same coin, embodying the same national stressors and overarching goals. Dean Kerry Abrams and Prof. Kathryn Bradley will analyze King's article using their own expertise in immigration law, family creation law, and children's rights and invite discussion on the creation of a compassionate ICA framework that supports the rights of the child in an increasingly globalized world. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy Symposium 2019 - "Legislating Relationships: Individual Rights in Context." For more information, please contact Gabrielle Goodrow at gmg19@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    This is a required event for volunteers of the night of the PILF Auction on 2/15/19. We will go over the different roles for the night of the auction as well as credit card training for those selling tickets the night of the event. Lunch will not be provided. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Fuqua School of Business Geneen Auditorium

    Despite our intentions, why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? Why do we promise to skip the chocolate cake, only to find ourselves drooling our way into temptation when the dessert tray rolls around? Why do we overvalue things that we've worked to put together? What are the forces that influence our behavior? Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics and founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight, is dedicated to answering these questions to help people live more sensible - if not rational - lives. In this talk, Ariely will discuss methods for increasing and measuring human motivation for better investing outcomes. Sponsored by the Finance Club at the Fuqua School of Business and the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Brighten the day of children at Duke Children's Hospital by making Valentine's Day cards for them! Stop by Star Commons to make fun cards for the kids. When you are finished, pick up a sweet treat for yourself. All supplies provided. Creativity welcome, but not required. Join us! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join members of the International Law & Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) for a wide-ranging discussion of the current trends in transnational legal practice. The panelists include: David Robinson, partner in the Raleigh office of Nexsen Pruet, Kristina Schwartz, partner in the RTP office of Womble, Bond Dickinson, and Brian Zuercher, Vice President and General Counsel - Ethics & Compliance, at SAS Institute Inc. Our guests will share their experiences in a wide spectrum of areas, including anti-corruption, cross-border M&A, international trade, and other areas. Panelists will also share insights and offer advice to students interested in working in the international space in North Carolina and the United States. Sponsored by Office of International Studies and the Career and Professional Development Center. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    From the very beginning of the epidemic, AIDS was linked to punishment. Calls to punish people living with HIV - mostly stigmatized minorities - began before doctors had even settled on a name for the disease. Punishing Disease looks at how HIV was transformed from sickness to badness under the criminal law and investigates the consequences of inflicting penalties on people living with disease. Trevor Hoppe's new book explores these questions and the further implications of the police power used against diseases like hepatitis and meningitis. Along with Allison Rice from Duke's HIV/AIDS Policy Clinic, who was instrumental in changing North Carolina's HIV criminalization laws, and Robert Suttle from the Sero Project, we will discuss the dangers of punitive and coercive responses to illness in our society and how to design a system that respects the individual while fighting the disease. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy Symposium 2019 - "Legislating Relationships: Individual Rights in Context." For more information, please contact Gabrielle Goodrow at gmg19@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Barbri Representative Kelly Gibbs will be discussing important Bar Exam inofrmation as well as answering questions from prosepective test takers. Sponsored by Barbri. For more information, please contact Jebril Reeves at jbr40@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    "Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over - it's been steadily increasing. Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, 'The Destruction of Memory' tells the whole story, revealing the decisions of the past that allowed the issue to remain hidden in the shadows for so many years." The film will be followed by a discussion with Tim Slade, director, and Prof. Maurizio Forte, Dept. of Classical Studies. The event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series presented by the International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Dept. of Art, Art History, & Visual Studies; Duke Dept. of Classical Studies; Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; Human Rights Law Society; and International Law Society. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Come eat pizza and find out more about externships for the Fall and Spring, including Duke in D.C. You will have the chance to talk to Anne Gordon, director of Externships, as well as students who have participated in the program. We will discuss upcoming deadlines, strategies for finding placements, and the role that externships play in the law school curriculum. This will be the first of three table-talk events to learn more about externships. Sponsored by Duke Externship Program. For more information, please contact Anne Gordon at agordon@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Students interested in studying abroad for the Fall 2019 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. 3Ls recently returned from Fall 2018 study abroad will also be on hand to share about their study abroad experience. Lunch will be served, please RSVP to Pam Wyatt at pamela.wyatt@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Academic Affairs and International Studies. For more information, please contact Asst. Dean Tia Barnes at barnes@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    In this event, Andrew Boyle, Liberty & National Security Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School will discuss the ways President Trump's emergency powers could be used, their potential for abuse, and whether our current legal framework for national emergencies is the right one. Given the results of the 2018 midterm elections and the potential for legislative action, the event reimagines the possibilities for legal change. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Andrew Lindsay at andrew.lindsay@duke.edu.

Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Washington Duke Inn

    The PILF Auction & Gala is an annual cocktail party fundraiser that draws high levels of participation among students, faculty, staff and alumni. By donating and bidding on a wide range of both silent and live auction items, the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. The items at the auction will be donations solicited by PILF throughout the year from law firms, local businesses, faculty, students, and alumni. Popular items have included a law school parking lot pass, vacation time shares, dinners with professors, and more. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell boswell@law.duke.edu or Scott Boisvert scott.boisvert@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come check out the Duke Law merchandise sale during Family Weekend! We will have many clothing and gift items available including sweatshirts, t-shirts, water bottles, and mugs. Proceeds benefit PILF. Sponsored by PILF. For more information contact Karina Moy at karina.moy@duke.edu or Jason Wasserman at jason.wasserman@duke.edu.

Monday, February 18, 2019

  • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a discussion with Michael Moritz, a third year associate in Skadden's New York City office. Michael received his B.A. from Duke University in 2013 and his J.D. and LL.M. from Duke University School of Law in 2016. Since then, Michael has been working at Skadden's litigation group with a significant part of his practice involving securities litigation as well as other types of complex commercial cases. Michael will be discussing his experience at Skadden, working in biglaw in New York City, and securities/commercial litigation, followed by an open Q&A session. This event is sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu or Yi Zhou at yi.zhou339@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Retired Journalist, Lew Powell, exoneree Bob Kelly, his attorney, Mark Montgomery, as well as Jennifer Behrens from the Duke Law Library, join us to speak about the Little Rascals case that shook North Carolina with ultimately unsubstantiated accusations of toddlers and preschoolers being molested while at the daycare. It was one of multiple cases involving false allegations of child sexual abuse and Satanic rituals performed by daycare providers that swept the nation in the late 1980s and early 1990s.The Little Rascals Daycare Case Papers are now in the permanent collection of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library. Attendees will have the opportunity to look at some of the items included in the archive. Food will be provided. Sponsored by the Innocence Project. For more information, contact Renata Gomez at renata.gomez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Walter Olson, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, and Robert Joyce, Professor of Public Law and Government at UNC School of Government will discuss gerrymandering and avenues for redistricting reform. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    As we celebrate Black History Month, BLSA invites you to a screening of the critically acclaimed film BlacKkKlansmen. Through dark humor, the film tells the story of an African American detective who sets out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Noodles and Company will be served. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Yves Vaughan at yves.vaughan@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

  • Law School 4000

    Eugene Washington, Chancellor of Health Affairs at Duke University, meets with Duke Law faculty and staff. Sponsored by Professor Richman. Those interested in attending should contact Professor Barak Richman at richman@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Come join the Latin American Law Students Association (now LALSA, formerly HLSA) for our first General Body Meeting of 2019. We will be talking over our events for the semester alongside by some delicious food and even better company. Sponsored by LALSA. For more information, please contact David Yates at david.yates@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Come eat pizza and find out more about externships for the Fall and Spring, including Duke in D.C. You will have the chance to talk to Anne Gordon, director of Externships, as well as students who have participated in the program. We will discuss upcoming deadlines, strategies for finding placements, and the role that externships play in the law school curriculum. This will be the second of three table-talk events to learn more about externships. Sponsored by Duke Law Externship Program. For more information, please contact Anne Gordon at agordon@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Come learn more about the Bridge to Practice Fellowship Program. This information session will outline how current 3Ls can use the Bridge to Practice Fellowship Program as a part of their search for permanent employment. Prior Bridge to Practice Fellows will discuss how they leveraged their Bridge to Practice experiences into rewarding careers. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    Learn about the setup for 3D printing at OIT's Technology Engagement Center, how you can take advantage of it, and how easy it is to interact remotely with the 3D printers. The presentation will last approximately 20 minutes, with an additional 20 minutes for Q&A. Attend just the presentation, or stay to get your questions answered. Open to all community members. Please register to assure a seat: https://training.oit.duke.edu/enroll/common/show/20/173971 . Located in the Fite Training Room in the law library, room 2211. Sponsored by Academic Technologies. For more information, please contact Wayne Miller at wayne.miller@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    APALSA will be hosting a screening of "And Then They Came for Us," a retelling of the incarceration of Japanese Americans 75 years ago. The documentary is 40 minutes long. Afterwards, we will have a discussion on the topic with Professor Neil Siegel. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by APALSA, Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. For more information, please contact Wendy Li at wendy.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Professor Laura Little will do a presentation on her book "Guilty Pleasures: Comedy and Law in America." Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Lauren Maxey at Lauren.Maxey@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join us for a lunchtime event with Chip Bobbert and Professor Michael Wolfe describing the real-world issues that arise from 3D printing. Sponsored by the Duke Law and Technology Society and Academic Technologies. For more information, please contact Perry Feldman at perry.feldman@duke.edu.

  • JB Duke Hotel

    Donating blood saves lives! The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at the JB Duke Hotel. To make an appointment call 1 800 RED CROSS or register online at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time - sponsor code: Duke. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society and the Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@duke.edu or Chuck Matula at charles.matula@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    In honor of Black History Month, please join the Black Law Student Association for a panel discussion on race in the classroom. The panel will include Professors Jim Coleman and Trina Jones, as well as Visiting Professor H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr. This discussion will focus on how to navigate talking about the difficult topic of race, particularly as it relates to controversial cases. This is a topic that can be uncomfortable and we will hear from professors surrounding how students can best address these issues in class while remaining respectful and mindful of varying viewpoints and personal experiences. Lunch will be served! Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Erica Brackett at erica.brackett@duke.edu.

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    Drop by the Tech Hub in the Law Library (room 3211) to see 3D printing in action - maybe print something yourself! Chip Bobbert of the Office of Information Technology will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and help print. The printers will stay in the Tech Hub for a while, but this is your chance to learn about them from the expert. Sponsored by Academic Technologies. For more information please contact Wayne Miller @ wayne.miller@law.duke.edu .

Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Law School 4055

    Please join us for a conversation with Steven Schwartz, Director of Basketball Operations for the Utah Jazz. Sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Tre Polk III at tre.polk@lawnet.duke.edu or John Balletta at john.balletta@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    A lunch talk sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. For further information, please contact Isabel Fox at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    BLSA will be hosting its Annual Staff Appreciation Day in the Blue Lounge. Every year, BLSA hosts this event to thank the staff members who are often forgotten but diligently work to ensure our success and comfort as students at the Law School. Please pass by the Blue Lounge during the lunch hour to grab a slice of pizza and sign the thank you banner to express your gratitude. We will also be serving lunch for the staff in Blue Lounge, so be sure to say hi and thank them for all that they do! Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Jessica Mason at Jessica.p.mason@duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us as Bill Curtin III (Trinity '92), Partner and Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Hogan Lovells (Washington, D.C.), discusses counselor-client relationships with his own General Counselor clients (to be announced). The panel will address how counselor and client relations begin and develop in the corporate legal landscape. It's also a great opportunity to learn more about in-house counsel career paths. Bill is a frequent commentator on the state of global M&A with appearances on Bloomberg, CNBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. His comprehensive articles on international business transactions are frequently cited by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the legal academy. Students interested in pursuing corporate law are strongly urged to attend. Food will be provided. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Garrett Perconti at garrett.perconti@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    LLMs are invited to join Kim Lott, Kaplan head representative, and Oladayo Sanni, Kaplan Ambassador, for a talk about opportunities and study materials for LLMs who are considering sitting for the bar. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Kaplan. For more information, please contact Alice Moscicki at anm46@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join the Women Law Students Association for our spring speaker series event. The panel will include women at the top of their professions discussing their experiences and perspectives on becoming and being a leader in the workplace. The panel will include Caroline Gottschalk, partner at Simpson Thacher, New York; Allison Wein, partner at Cravath, Swaine, & Moore, New York; Joan Dinsmore, partner at McGuire Woods, Raleigh; and Alyssa Hill, associate at Sullivan and Cromwell, New York. The event will be moderated by Professor Bradley. Sponsored by WLSA, DBA, McGuire Woods, Sullivan & Cromwell, Simpson Thacher and Cravath, Swaine, & Moore. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Leila Malek at Leila.malek@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, February 22, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by LENS. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean Kerry Abrams. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Seating is limited; please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • 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. Sponsored by Student Affairs. Space is limited; please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

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    Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) and the Environmental Law Society (ELS) are joining ranks for an educational hike. We will meet at Brumley Forest to enjoy some fresh air and community-time, learn about conservation easements, and hear more about TLC's work in the NC piedmont. We will wrap up our hike with some s'mores and other snacks. Address: 3055 New Hope Church Rd., Chapel Hill (west side of Duke Forest). Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Molly Bruce at molly.bruce@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

  • Law School 4055

    Join the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project for a conversation with Thomas Fulghum '98 and Hila Moss to learn about what a career in immigration law looks like. While at Duke, Mr. Fulghum was the co-founder of the ACLU's Duke Law Chapter. He was a public defender before starting private practice in immigration law. Ms. Hila Moss is a staff attorney at U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)'s Raleigh office. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Jason Xi at jason.xi@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    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. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career Center. For more information, please contact Corinne Crews at corinne.crews@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Join ACS and LALSA for coffee and conversation with Judge Luis Felipe Restrep of the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Before his appointment to the bench by Barack Obama, Judge Restrepo was an active civil rights lawyer. All who want to attend are welcome, but please RSVP to Izaak Earnhardt at izaak.earnhardt@duke.edu. Sponsored by ACS and LALSA. For more information, please contact Izaak Earnhardt at aie3@duke.edu.

  • 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. Watch Farrah Bara and Luke Morgan (for Petitioner) and Hugh Hamilton and Jack Smith (for Respondent) argue Rodriguez v. Swartz, 899 F.3d 719 (9th Cir. 2018). The Honorable Luis Restrepo, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, The Honorable Nancy Moritz, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and The Honorable James Ho, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, will preside. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more info, please contact Deans Cup Coordinators at deanscup@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    We will look at tips and tricks to take control of your inbox and use Outlook to its fullest. The presentation will last approximately 20 minutes, with an additional 20 minutes for Q&A. Attend just the presentation, or stay to get your questions answered. Open to all community members. Please register to assure a seat: https://training.oit.duke.edu/enroll/common/show/20/173979 . Located in the Fite Training Room in the law library, room 2211. Sponsored by Academic Technologies. For more information, please contact Rochelle Newton at newton@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Most of us rarely think about how we pay for goods and services. For millions of working families, America's slow and antiquated payment system costs billions through check cashers, pay day lenders, and bank overdraft fees. America's payment system is among the slowest in the world for major economies. Recognizing the need to improve, the Federal Reserve (Fed) recently requested thoughts on how to upgrade America's payment system to operate in real time. Please join us as we hear from Aaron Klein on how the payment system contributes to income inequality and what to do about it. Klein is a fellow in Economic Studies and policy director of the Center on Regulation and Markets at the Brookings Institution. He focuses on financial regulation and technology, macroeconomics, and infrastructure finance and policy. Lunch to be provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    Join Professor Siegel for lunch to learn about his career and research. Please RSVP in advance. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. To RSVP, fill out this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/YHyqPtsDQKh2rM182. For more information, contact Krista Kowalczyk at krista.kowalczyk@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Please join Professors Lisa Kern Griffin, Elisabeth De Fontenay, and Maggie Lemos for a discussion about developing your professional reputation and maintaining it while practicing in an adversarial system. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law Women. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Duke Law Environmental Law Society and the Duke Law Federalist Society for a panel discussion about the efforts seeking judicial enforcement of government action to address climate change. The panelists will be: Emeritus Dean and Professor of Law James Huffman, Lewis & Clark Law School, and Senior Attorney Kym Hunter, Southern Environmental Law Center. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society and the Duke Law Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Michael Wajda at michael.wajda@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • 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. Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6ZT8-4-JpmbRo-yoB0HdOp7DhHak…. Sponsored by the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Cassidy Bolt at crb52@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for our second event of Immigration Advocacy Week! The Immigrant and Refugee Project, ACLU at Duke and the Center for International and Comparative Law are proud to bring you one of the most renowned ACLU lawyers and director of the ACLU's Immigrant Rights Project, Lee Gelernt. He will be talking about some of his most famous cases dealing with immigration and civil rights. Sponsored by DIRP and ACLU. For more information, please contact Ana Maganto Ramirez at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

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    The Texas legal market is booming and law firms in Texas are extremely interested in Duke students. The Duke Law Texas Club invites you to this inaugural event at Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St). The event is open to ALL 1Ls interested in learning more about the Texas legal market. Those that do not have ties to the Texas or do not know much about Texas are highly encouraged to attend. Many of the topics that will be discussed will be relevant to all geographic markets. This is a great opportunity to meet attorneys and learn more about law firms. For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Nbpq6BvatuInDn. Sponsored by Duke Law Texas Club. For more information, please contact J.D. Swancoat at john.swancoat@duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • Atlanta Ga.

    Atlanta area alumni, parents, and friends are warmly invited to this special event to welcome Kerry Abrams as she begins her tenure as the James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law. Specific location- Alston & Bird LLP, One Atlantic Center 1201 W Peachtree Street NE #4900 Atlanta, GA 30309. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    The DJCLPP will be holding the first in a series of conversations with the authors we are publishing this issue. This lecture will be by Professor Erika Wilson from UNC School of Law. She will be discussing her article entitled "The New White Flight," where she proposes that we should reconsider the legality and desirability of racial segregation in America's charter schools. Professor Wilson argues that although this segregation is caused by the collective choice of white parents rather than by government policies, it may still be unconstitutional. We invite students and faculty to engage with Professor Wilson on both the substance of her piece as well as her writing process. Lunch will be served (accommodating both vegan and gluten free diets). Sponsored by the DJCLPP. For more information, please contact Leigh Markowitz at Leigh.Markowitz@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project for a lunch event to hear faculty, staff, and fellow students from immigrant backgrounds share their stories and experiences. This is part of DIRP's Immigration Advocacy Week programming. Sponsored by DIRP. For more information, please contact Maryam Kanna at
    mik11@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Women Law Students Association (WLSA) for a panel event with women attorneys and advocates, exploring how to use your legal background to serve and advocate for underserved communities of women. Panelists include Sherry Honeycutt-Everett from North Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence, Mary Musacchia from Lillian's List, Angela Zimmern from McGuireWoods, and Kathy Wang from Sullivan & Cromwell. The event will be moderated by Professor Bartlett. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by WLSA, DBA, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, McGuireWoods LLP, and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. For more information, please contact Nanma Okeani at obiananma.okeani@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Learn how Duke summer Law clerks at Fried Frank helped women and children in the family detention centers in Texas, and hear about Fried Frank's ongoing work on behalf of immigrant women and children. Sponsored by Fried Frank and the Center for Race, Law And Politics. For more information, please contact Melanie Walker at melanie.d.walker@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Law School 3043

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three largest legal markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: DC panel will showcase attorneys working in the Washington D.C. area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Join us for a conversation with Rohith A. Parasuraman (Latham & Watkins), Peter Bang (Kirkland & Ellis), Melissa Turcios (DLA Piper), Yifan Wang (Williams & Connolly), Caroline S. Kim (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom), and Judy Wang (Steptoe & Johnson). Lunch will be served. Sponsored by APALSA and DBA. For more information, please contact DH Nam at dn78@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Two leading firearms law scholars, David Kopel, research director at the Independence Institute and associate policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and George Mocsary of the Southern Illinois University School of Law, will join Professor Charles Dunlap and Professor Darrell Miller for a discussion of The Second Amendment and the Prevention of Tyranny. Co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law and the Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Students in the Public Interest and Public Service Certificate program and their faculty and peer mentors are cordially invited to a certificate program kick-off 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.

Friday, March 01, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Duke Law's Center on Law, Race, and Politics and the Law in Slavery and Freedom Project of the University of Michigan will host a conference entitled "Reconstruction." This conference will critically reexamine the Reconstruction period - a span of history and legal change that set the stage for the Civil Rights Movement - and will evaluate the ways in which our contemporary and political and legal structure are shaped its failures and successes. For more information, and to register, please visit: law.duke.edu/clrp/conference/reconstruction. Sponsored by CLRP and the Law in Slavery and Freedom Project. For more information, please email clrp@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join Sharanyaa Vasan LLM'15, associate in the Washington DC office of Akin Gump, Hector Ibarra LLM'98, Associate Professional in the Charlotte office of Parker Poe, Veronica Ramirez LLM'98, General Counsel - DAK Americas LLC (Charlotte), and Angela Chien LLM'18, incoming associate at Axiom in Raleigh, NC. Our panelists will discuss their job search and career paths, and day-to-day work. They will also share advice on the opportunities and challenges for international LLMs in the U.S. legal market. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three 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. Join us for a conversation with Audrey Kim (Paul Weiss), Shayona Dhanak (Clifford Chance), ShaSha Zou (Orrick), Leah Read (White & Case), Florence Zhang (Sullivan & Cromwell), and Alysha Naik (Latham & Watkins). Lunch will be served. Sponsored by APALSA and DBA. For more information, please contact Vicki Ye at vicki.ye@duke.edu.

Saturday, March 02, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Duke Law's Center on Law, Race, and Politics and the Law in Slavery and Freedom Project of the University of Michigan will host a conference entitled "Reconstruction." This conference will critically reexamine the Reconstruction period - a span of history and legal change that set the stage for the Civil Rights Movement - and will evaluate the ways in which our contemporary and political and legal structure are shaped its failures and successes. For more information, and to register, please visit: law.duke.edu/clrp/conference/reconstruction. Sponsored by CLRP and the Law in Slavery and Freedom Project. For more information, please email clrp@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

  • See description

    1L Field Day is a chance for 1Ls to come together, relax, and enjoy how far we've made it into the year! Games, competitions, and races will help determine which section is best to take home the ultimate trophy! Games will include three-legged races, egg toss, trivia, knockout, and a baking competition! Food and water will be provided and the event will be held at Cook Road Park. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Mike Chen at mike.chen@lawnet.duke.edu.

Monday, March 04, 2019

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three largest legal markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: California panel will showcase alumni working in the California area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Panelists include T.G. Falcon (Fenwick & West) and Bob Zhao (Simpson Thacher). Lunch will be served. Sponsored by APALSA, LALSA, and DBA. For more information, please contact Elaine Nguyen at elaine.nguyen@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Concerned about managing your finances as a summer associate or at your first job? Wondering about how much you should contribute to your 401K, while paying off student loans? Please join us for a presentation with Adams Chetwood Management Group, who will provide guidance on the nuances of managing your money as a law student and a new lawyer! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by 1GP and the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Dani Bembry at dlb65@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Environmental Law Society for a lunch conversation with Jon Lovvorn, the Chief Counsel and Senior Vice President for Animal Protection Litigation at the Humane Society of the United States, to discuss the impacts of animal agriculture on climate change. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by SALDF and ELS. For more information, please contact Leigh Markowitz at Leigh.Markowitz@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    University of Texas law professor Sanford Levinson will join Duke's own Walter Dellinger for a conversation about the Supreme Court, the Second Amendment, and the future of gun rights and regulation. Levinson's article The Embarrassing Second Amendment is regarded as one of the foundational pieces of scholarship in the area. Dellinger argued District of Columbia v. Heller. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law. Moderated by Joseph Blocher. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.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 Matthew Conrad at matthew.conrad@lawnet.duke.edu .

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    The law school's Center for Firearms Law is hosting University of Texas law professor Sanford Levinson, a major constitutional law scholar who also wrote the book "Written in Stone" about monuments. It was published by Duke University Press 20 years ago, and just re-issued this year. We invite interested students and faculty to join us for a small discussion about issues raised in Scott Huler's recent (02/08/19) article in Duke Magazine. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law and the Program in Public Law. Moderated by Joseph Blocher. For more information, please contact Allison Rackley at allison.rackley@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join WLSA in welcoming members of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, Judicial Division, for a panel discussion and dinner. Panelists include Judge Valerie Zachary (NC Court of Appeals), Judge Donna Stroud (NC Court of Appeals), Judge Sarah Burnette (District Court, District 9), Judge Debra Sasser (District Court, District 10), Judge Christy Wilhelm (District Court, District 19A), Judge Doretta Walker (District Court, District 14), and Judge Ashleigh Dunston (District Court, District 10). Co-sponsored by the Duke Law Career & Professional Development Center and DBA. Business casual attire recommended. Space is limited. Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uOGJmCK7CwKbMJQyHA-WJTZd-OaM9lru6WgXZd…. For more information, please contact Colleen O'Leary at colleen.o.leary@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

  • Law School 4055

    Come hear from Judge Colm Connolly (DDE) '91 about his path to his judgeship, what it's like being a judge in one of the busiest districts in the country, and what makes an effective district court clerk. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career Center. For more information, please contact Corinne Crews at corinne.crews@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4040

    Come eat pizza and find out more about externships for the Fall and Spring, including Duke in D.C. You will have the chance to talk to Anne Gordon, director of Externships, as well as students who have participated in the program. We will discuss upcoming deadlines, strategies for finding placements, and the role that externships play in the law school curriculum. This will be the last of three table-talk events to learn more about externships. Sponsored by Duke Law Externships. For more information, please contact Anne Gordon at agordon@law.duke.edu.

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    Volunteers will train and certify in the preparation of Foreign Student and Scholar income tax returns. Volunteers will then prepare tax returns. The service dates are Saturday, March 23; Sunday, March 24; Saturday, March 30; Saturday April 6 and Sunday, April 7. Please RSVP https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d59uKdQ02xubQkR by 3:00 on Friday, March 1. Dinner will be served. The training location for the Foreign Student and Scholar training has been moved to International House. The address is 300 Alexander Avenue. We will be in the lower level at the rear of the building. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

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    Please join us for a special opportunity to visit with current and future students, alumni, faculty, and key members of the Duke Law community. The program will include remarks by Dean Kerry Abrams and William Hoye, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs. We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening celebrating Duke Law School! For more information please contact the Alumni and Development Office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    Join the National Lawyers Guild for a screening of Ghosts of Attica, a documentary about the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising and the subsequent legal battles. A discussion will follow. This event is part of the Week Against Mass Incarceration. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. For more information, please contact Heather Whittemore at heather.whittemore@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come check out the PILF Merchandise sale. We will have a lot of great clothing and gift items! All proceeds benefit PILF. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Karina Moy at karina.moy@duke.edu or Jason Wasserman at jason.wasserman@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    As part of the National Lawyers Guild's recognition of the Week Against Mass Incarceration, Duke's NLG chapter will be hosting a letter-writing event where students can write letters to inmates. Many inmates have become out of sight, out of mind to their family and friends, and receiving a letter at mail call can lift spirits, let the inmate know that they are not alone, and help eliminate the monotony that goes along with being incarcerated. Students can choose to provide their contact information if they would like to begin a pen-pal correspondence, or they can write anonymously. NLG will provide supplies. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. For more information, please contact Hannah Elson at hannah.elson@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    All active members present at the annual election meeting are eligible to vote. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Wendy Li at wendy.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    What are the stakes when forensics go wrong? Keith Harward will tell his story: he was exonerated by DNA testing, but spent 34 years in prison in Virginia for a murder he did not commit, based on multiple erroneous bite mark comparisons. Peter Neufeld, co-founder and co-director of the Innocence Project will join in the conversation. M. Chris Fabricant, who directs special litigation for the Innocence Project, will moderate. Prof. Brandon Garrett will introduce the panel. Lunch will be provided. The conference is made possible for the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Science (CSAFE), and it is also supported by the Innocence Project. Sponsored by the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic and Criminal Law Society. For more information contact Prof. Brandon Garrett at bgarrett@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4046

    Join Professor Demeritt for a lunch conversation to learn about her career, including clerking, solo practice in Durham, and work as assistant appellate defender in the North Carolina Office of the Appellate Defender. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. Please RSVP in advance by filling out this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/www0JTEytQlrNvOd2. For more information, contact Peyton Coleman at peyton.coleman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join us for "A Conversation About Diversity in Corporate Law Firms" with Professors David Wilkins (Harvard Law), Jim Coleman (Duke Law), and Mitu Gulati (Duke Law). Sponsored by Professor Doriane Coleman. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Feeling like corporate law is nacho friend? Still wondering where your fellow public interest students are? Avocadon't give up! Come join GPS for informal socializing and a meal at the law school. Nanataco and shade will be served. Co-sponsored by the Career Center and Government & Public Service Society (GPS). For more information, please contact Amanda Ng at amanda.ng@duke.edu.

  • New York, NY

    Please join us for a special opportunity to visit with current and future students, alumni, faculty, and key members of the Duke Law community. The program will include remarks by Dean Kerry Abrams and William Hoye, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs. We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening celebrating Duke Law School! For more information, please contact the Alumni and Development Office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 07, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Please join the Women Law Students Association for coffee, donuts, photos, and conversation to celebrate International Women's Day (March 8 this year, although we are celebrating on Thursday!). Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Jane Zhou at jane.zhou@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a panel discussion with Professors Guy Charles, Tim Lovelace, Thavolia Glymph, Neil Siegel, Darrell Miller, and Ernest Young, reflecting on Duke Law School's recent conference, which critically reexamined the Reconstruction period, the Reconstruction Amendments, and the post-Reconstruction period. Moderated by Professor Marin Levy, and sponsored by the Program in Public Law. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Join the Environmental Law Society (ELS) for a conversation with Julie Youngman, Professor of the Practice at Washington & Lee Law School. Prof. Youngman will be available to discuss her work with the Southern Environmental Law Center on coastal and water issues, her time in private practice, and her transition back to academia. She will also have useful job-search information as someone who has parsed the process. This event is sponsored by ELS. Please contact Molly Bruce at molly.bruce@duke.edu with any questions.

  • 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 Matthew Conrad at matthew.conrad@lawnet.duke.edu .

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Law & Economics Society as we welcome Professor Bansal from Fuqua. Professor Bansal focuses his research on how financial markets react to macroeconomic announcements. He will provide a fundamental overview of what macroeconomic announcements are, how equity and debt markets react, why they react that way, and whether their reactions make sense. Sponsored by the Law & Economics Society. For more information, please contact Michael Paslavsky at mtp25@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    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 mange your loans after you leave Duke. Sponsored by Duke Office of Student Loans and Personal Finance. If you have questions or need assistance, please email us at studentloans@duke.edu or call (919)660-3630.

  • Law School 4047

    Join Professors Deborah DeMott and Michael Wolfe as they discuss the artistic and legal implications of AI-created artworks. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law and Technology and the Law & Tech Society. For more information, please contact George Zhu at xgz@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Join the National Lawyers Guild for a screening of Visions of Abolition, a documentary about the prison industrial complex and the prison abolition movement. A discussion will follow. This event is part of the Week Against Mass Incarceration. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. For more information, please contact Heather Whittemore at heather.whittemore@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4049

    Please join the Mock Trial Board for the final round of the Twiggs-Beskind Cup Tournament. Judge James C. Dever (E.D.N.C.) will preside in State v. Taylor, a criminal murder case set in Texas involving the death of a judge with a lawyer as the defendant. The State of Lone Star will be represented by Prosecuting Attorneys Aaron Sanders and James Lavery, with Turner Collins as Investigator Chris Jensen and Maryam Kanna as Dr. Alex Slabin. The defense will be represented by Defense Attorneys Eric Roytman and Zeke Starr, with Christopher Meadows as defendant Kelly Taylor and Matthew Schwartz as Dr. Dusty Stockard. After the round, appetizers from De Novo will be served. Overflow seating available in Room 4047. Sponsored by the Duke Law Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Michael Wajda at michael.wajda@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, March 08, 2019

  • Law School 3000

    The interface between business and government is growing in importance as an increasing number legislative and regulatory proposals seek to affect the contours of markets, innovation, and competition. One of the main mechanisms that firms, unions, and other interest groups use to influence public policy is lobbying. This conference examines recent advances in research to understand how political influence is exerted by these groups, the mechanisms by which it creates and alters public policy, and how these public policy outcomes affect markets. This will precede a sister conference on related topics in lobbying to be held at Princeton University in early May 2019. Sponsored by the Center for Institutional & Organizational Performance and The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. This is a closed event. For more information please visit https://law.duke.edu/ciop/conferences/2019/DukeLobbying/ or contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Indigent Defense Services, the Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence are co-sponsoring the fifth annual CLE, "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 and students understand the latest trends in forensic evidence, limitations to this evidence, and legal challenges that can be made. This year the program will have a special focus on Cognitive Bias. For more information please visit https://law.duke.edu/ccjpr/symposium2019/ or contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens

    Hear the voices of grassroots leaders addressing disaster preparedness and relief, and join a discussion across disciplines on lessons and next steps at the 2019 Environmental Justice Symposium. The event includes a community tour, dinner, and panel on Friday, and a keynote, panel, and group discussions on Saturday. The event is free but registration is required. Presented by the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and the Duke Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program with support from the Duke Office of Faculty Advancement. Co-sponsored by Bennett College, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Environmental Law Clinic at Columbia Law School, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Vermont Law School. For more information, please visit law.duke.edu/conferences/2019/ejsymposium or contact Claire Hermann at claire.hermann@law.duke.edu.

  • See description

    Join the Environmental Law Society for an informal mixer following the first day of the Environmental Justice Symposium on Resilient Communities: Environmental Justice in the Face of Disaster. Chat with symposium attendees who are interested in environmental justice. Members of the Duke community are welcome even if they are unable to attend the symposium. The mixer will be at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt. (800 Taylor St, Durham, NC 27701) More information about the symposium is available here: bit.ly/2T3chrX Sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law Society. For more information, contact Elsa Haag at ech52@duke.edu.

Saturday, March 09, 2019

  • Penn Pavilion

    Hear the voices of grassroots leaders addressing disaster preparedness and relief, and join a discussion across disciplines on lessons and next steps at the 2019 Environmental Justice Symposium. The event includes a community tour, dinner, and panel on Friday, and a keynote, panel, and group discussions on Saturday. The event is free but registration is required. Presented by the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and the Duke Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program with support from the Duke Office of Faculty Advancement. Co-sponsored by Bennett College, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Environmental Law Clinic at Columbia Law School, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Vermont Law School. For more information, please visit law.duke.edu/conferences/2019/ejsymposium or contact Claire Hermann at claire.hermann@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    The Duke Law Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono is partnering with the NC Bar Foundation to provide Wills for Heroes. Students will work in pairs and be supervised by a NC licensed attorney to assist local first-responders, military veterans and active military personnel with preparation of life planning documents. This project is limited to 24 students. A sign-up link will be added to this description soon. A light continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Sponsored by PIPB. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • None

    Join local Duke Law alumni and friends to cheer on the Duke Blue Devils when they play UNC on March 9! Enjoy food and drinks and visit with fellow alumni, families, and friends. Registration is complimentary. Appetizers and beverages will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Conner Croxson at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 15, 2019

  • Law School 3000

    This will be a 1-day small workshop (organized by Michael Frakes - Duke University and Melissa Wasserman - University of Texas) with 6 presenters of empirical working papers about patent law and policy, with each presentation having an assigned discussant. Sponsored by Duke Law's Center for Innovation Policy. For further information, please contact Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 18, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    The DJCLPP will be holding the second in its series of conversations with the authors we are publishing this issue. This lecture will be by Professor Frédéric Sourgens from Washburn University School of Law. He will be discussing his article entitled States of Resistance, where he argues that state governments, rather than only the federal government, should (and constitutionally can) participate in global governance networks. In doing so, states will both counterbalance the Executive's power over foreign affairs and, even more importantly, compel federal policymakers and administrators to enter into governance networks in competition with the states, thereby enriching the transnational legal process. We invite students and faculty to engage with Professor Sourgens on both the substance of his piece as well as his writing process. Lunch will be served (accommodating both vegan and gluten free diets). Sponsored by the DJCLPP. For more information, please contact Leigh Markowitz at Leigh.Markowitz@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Duke Law & Technology Society in welcoming Mr. Michael Herrera, a Duke Law alum ('16) at Perkins Coie. Mr. Herrera will offer a general overview of the pressing legal issues within AI and Biometrics, and what a tech transactions attorney does. He will be joined by another Duke professor announced at a later date. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DLTS, the Duke Center on Law & Technology, and the Program in Law & Entrepreneurship. For more information, please contact Gerardo Parraga at gerardo.parraga@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Kazuko Ito, the Secretary General of "Human Rights Now," a Japanese human rights NGO, will be speaking about the legal and advocacy work that her NGO has been doing surrounding the #MeToo movement in Japan. The program will be moderated by Professor Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Supervising Attorney for the International Human Rights Clinic. This event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. The event is free and open to all, no registration required. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Come join White & Case for a post-Spring Break coffee break! White & Case is an international law firm and a generous sponsor of Duke Law's Center on Law, Race and Politics. Sponsored by CLRP. For more information, please contact Stephanie Turner @ slt54@duke.edu.

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join Kazuko Ito, Secretary General of "Human Rights Now," a Japanese human rights NGO, for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session to discuss pathways to human rights careers in the Rare Book Room. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with our speaker. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Space is limited-please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu. Please note that the Rare Book Room is kept colder than normal, and that food and drinks are not permitted.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    Everything you need to know about Zoom, how it works, scheduling meetings, and using the mobile app. Led by Deb Kinney and Jeff Chilcott from Media Services. Come with questions and learn about our new videoconferencing platform! The presentation will last approximately 20 minutes, with an additional 20 minutes for Q&A. Attend just the presentation, or stay to get your questions answered. Open to all community members. Please register to assure a seat: https://training.oit.duke.edu/enroll/common/show/20/174025. Located in the Fite Training Room in the law library, room 2211. Sponsored by Academic Technologies. For more information, please contact Miguel Bordo at bordo@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Students are invited to join the Duke Law Texas Club for coffee with Kathryn Betts and Bill Morris of Akin Gump's Dallas and Houston offices. This is an informal opportunity to learn more about the Texas market. Sponsored by the Duke Law Texas Club. For more information, please contact J.D. Swancoat at john.swancoat@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    How do clients form companies, finance company growth, and take the growing company public? Top attorneys from Cooley's Washington, D.C. and Palo Alto offices are here to give us a crash course about the lawyer's role in these processes. Promoted by the Law & Entrepreneurship Society. Sponsored by Cooley LLP. For more information, please contact Dalton Powell at dalton.powell@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the International Law Society for a cordial conversation with US lawyers with significant experience practicing in London. Topics covered will include the state of the market, lifestyle, and hiring. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by ILS. For more information, please contact Joe Gu at zg58@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    Please join us for a unique opportunity to learn about living and working in Atlanta from attorneys practicing in the Atlanta office of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. When making a decision about your law school future, you not only need to consider what type of practice you would like to be in, but also what type of city you would like to live in. This program will give you personal insights into why Atlanta, one of the nation's fastest growing cities but still maintaining its low cost of living, is a great place to live and work for new attorneys. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lindsay Montgomery at lindsay.montgomery@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the celebration of Professor Lawrence A. Zelenak's recent book, Figuring Out the Tax: Congress, Treasury, and the Design of the Early Modern Income Tax, which traces the history of our income tax system through stories of the remarkable personalities who shaped it. Professor Richard L. Schmalbeck will provide introductory remarks. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Off-campus

    Duke Law CPDC will host the annual "1L Blueprint for Success" event at the Durham Convention Center. Students will have the opportunity to network with lawyers and recruiters from top law firm and government and public interest law offices across the country. For more information, please contact Erin Biggerstaff at erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Fuqua School of Business Geneen Auditorium

    Many of today's students were too young to be impacted by the financial crisis directly; to them, the crisis is but a faint memory. Considering the stock market has recovered all its losses and then some, students may fairly wonder why the crisis is so important and worthy of study. But the effects of the crisis remain everywhere around us. Therefore, we will be hosting a one-day conference on March 20th that will invite scholars and prominent professionals to campus to reflect upon the impact of the crisis across multiple dimensions. The conference will be capped by a conversation between David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group and Alan Schwartz, executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners LLC and former CEO of Bear Stearns. Check out the conference website for more info and to RSVP: https://sites.law.duke.edu/tenyears/. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Professor Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Elections for the 2019-2020 Duke Mock Trial Board will be held and non-pizza lunch will be served. Sponsored by Duke Mock Trial. Please contact Monique Eloi at mne7@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4047

    A panel of Duke law alumni working in big law will talk about how their work is international, even when they are not practicing international law, and how they unexpectedly became involved in international law. Co-sponsored by the Business Law Society and International Law Society. For more information, please contact Natalie Pita at nmp24@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    Join Professor Lisa Kern Griffin for a lunch conversation to learn about her career, including practicing as a federal prosecutor and clerking for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the Supreme Court and Judge Dorothy Nelson of the Ninth Circuit. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. Please RSVP by filling out this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/49c6cMo4nBSOsT5D3. For more information, contact Peyton Coleman at peyton.coleman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    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 for more information.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Duke Law ACLU for a panel discussion about the way impact litigation strategy is (or isn't) changing as the makeup of the Federal Courts shifts. Panelists include Cristina Becker of the ACLU of NC, Gretchen Engel of the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, Ames Simmons of Equality NC, and Blakeley Hildebrand of the Southern Environment Law Center. Sponsored by Duke Law ACLU. For more information, please contact Kelley Storey at ks306@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for an informational meeting regarding the Duke-Leiden Summer Institute. Come learn about the opportunity to take advanced-level international and comparative law courses in your 1L summer in a beautiful setting. The Duke-Leiden Institute in Global and Transnational Law will run from June 17 to July 17 at Leiden's campus in The Hague, with students living in hotel-style accommodations nearby. Courses, which will include offerings on trade, criminal law, human rights, and other core areas of international and comparative law, will be fully accredited and co-taught in English by top faculty from the two schools. Visits are planned to the International Criminal Court, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the international organization that regulates chemical weapons, all of which are based in The Hague and have contributed to the city's reputation as the "legal capital of the world." Sponsored by Duke-Leiden Summer Institute. For more information, please contact Christina Cameron at christina.cameron@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    An essential introduction for 1L students interested in Journal membership and the Casenote Competition. Learn about the journal experience and value of participation. What are the benefits of journal membership? How do journal members participate in the scholarly community? What is a casenote, how can you prepare to write one? Hear from each of the Editors in Chief of Duke's student-run publications and find out what makes each journal so distinctive and rewarding. Preliminary details about the competition will also be announced. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Casenote Committee. For more information, contact Chelsea Kapes at cnk16@duke.edu or the Casenote Committee at casenote@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    A personal finance expert from the Wellness Center will discuss what students considering careers in government and public service should know about financial planning. Topics to be discussed include Duke Law's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), and best practices for saving, retirement, and investment. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Nick Lynch at nal22@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Christopher Walker, Associate Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, speaks about the future of Chevron deference and the potential impact on administrative law. Andrew Hessick, Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, will share his thoughts and additional commentary in response. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Sebastian Laguna at sebastian.laguna@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    This symposium will explore how the law of work does or should respond to the changing shape of work relationships in the contemporary economy. Three major phenomena will be explored. First: As the platform economy enables millions to provide services through an entity that disclaims any legal responsibility for the conditions of employment, how should law respond? Second: How should labor or employment law address the rapid spread of automation, which in the most futuristic sense threaten or promise to eliminate work? Third: global migrations of peoples and capital in a regulatory frame that renders migrant workers extremely vulnerable and aggregated capital apparently invincible, have generated historically unprecedented levels of inequality while political forces have galvanized nationalist backlash against some of the most vulnerable workers. What soft-law or hard law regulatory frameworks are developing to empower workers? Sponsored by Law & Contemporary Problems. For more information, please contact Will Sowers at wps9@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The labor market is on the cusp of a major change. What will happen to employees as machines begin to substitute humans for labor? How do employment laws protect gig economy workers such as Uber drivers? In a world of limited federal law enforcement, how can workers organize? Please join Law & Contemporary Problems for the lunch panel portion of the annual L&CP symposium. The event will be moderated by Professor Katharine Bartlett, and will feature Sanjukta Paul, Marshall Steinbaum, Cynthia Estlund, Sameer Ashar, and Michael Oswalt. The panelists will discuss how labor and employment law will change in the face of the quickly evolving labor market. Lunch will be served. Please contact Sam Berman at samuel.berman@lawnet.duke.edu or Rui Ke at ruijia.ke@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Law School 3000

    All LALSA members are welcome to attend this meeting to vote on the candidates for the 2019-2020 board. Sponsored by LALSA. For more information, please contact Ana Maganto Ramirez at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    We are excited to announce the 2019 Duke/UNC/NCCU Animal Law & Policy Symposium. This year's symposium will center around the theme of companion animals and social justice, and will feature speakers from the Humane Society of the United States, Best Friends Animal Society, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Vets to Vets United. Registration is now open for this event. You can register and find the event agenda here: https://events.law.unc.edu/calendar/event.aspx?cid=2707. Sponsored by the Animal Legal defense Fund, the Duke Law Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter, the UNC Law Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter and the NCCU Law Animal Law Society. For more information please contact Leigh Markowitz at Leigh.Markowitz@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4th Floor Loggia

    The first-place team from January's Transactional Law Competition will represent Duke Law in the interscholastic round. Ten teams from across the country will participate, offering a unique opportunity to hone drafting and negotiation skills against peers. This is also a great chance to network with practitioners from a geographically diverse set of law firms who will be judging the competition. Sponsored by the Duke Law Transactional Law Competition Board. For more information, please contact Pat O'Connell at pdo3@duke.edu.

Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    DONE and Donuts: Monday is the final day to submit nominations for the DONE Awards. Please join us in the Star Commons at 8am for coffee and donuts for those who are submitting their DONE awards nominations, or have already submitted their nomination. It only takes 2 minutes! Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Neil Datar at neil.datar@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join Professor Brandon Garrett and Daniel Bowes of the North Carolina Justice Center for a discussion of driver's license suspensions in North Carolina. We will also hear from individuals who have had their driver's license suspended about how the experience affected their lives. Sponsored by the Duke Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Callie Thomas at callie.thomas@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for a conversation with The Honorable United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, a Magistrate Judge with the Eastern District of North Carolina. Judge Numbers will discuss the role of a magistrate judge and his interesting caseload. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Jack Fines at jrf22@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    A panel of alumni will be joining BLSA to facilitate a conversation about how to re-chart your path, or in other words, how to effectively change jobs, sectors and/or market after your full-time career begins. With the vast majority of our members going to Biglaw after graduation and the stark retention numbers for Black associates, it is imperative that we understand how to transition from job to job. Alums that have been invited include those who transitioned from Biglaw to public interest, from public interest to government, from one Biglaw firm to another and from Biglaw to in-house counsel. All BLSA class levels are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Jessica Mason at jessica.p.mason@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    After conservatives blocked the nomination of Judge Garland, abolished the filibuster to confirm Justice Gorsuch, and confirmed Justice Kavanaugh amid questions regarding his past and partisanship, what solutions should progressives advocate in response? Please join Professor Mark Tushnet, from Harvard Law School, and Professor Neil Siegel, from Duke Law School, as they discuss this question. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Bryan Czako at bryan.czako@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The time has finally come - black Duke Law Patagonias will be for sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit PILF. The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY. You must pre-order and pay by credit card during the pre-sale. Quarter-zip jackets are $90 and full-zip jackets are $120. Women's sizes range from XXS-XL and men's sizes range from XS-3XL. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Melissa Dix at melissa.dix@duke.edu.

  • Penn Pavilion

    Please join NLG, LALSA and ACLU as we welcome podcast host, activist, educator and scholar Clint Smith and NYT Best Selling Author and award-winning poet Elizabeth Acevedo to Duke's campus for a dialogue about engaging in scholarship, writing, activism and more. The two will be giving a lecture from 7:30-8:30PM in Penn Pavilion. There are spots available for law students to meet and speak with Mr. Smith and Ms. Acevedo at a small reception following the lecture. Sponsored by NLG, LALSA and ACLU. To RSVP for the reception (or for more information about the event), please contact Hannah Elson at hannah.elson@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    The time has finally come - black Duke Law Patagonias will be for sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit PILF. The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY. You must pre-order and pay by credit card during the pre-sale. Quarter-zip jackets are $90 and full-zip jackets are $120. Women's sizes range from XXS-XL and men's sizes range from XS-3XL. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Melissa Dix at melissa.dix@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    The official class photo for all JDs, LLMs, and LLM-LEs for the Class of 2019. You must wear a dark suit for the shoot. Location: Front Lawn. Rain date: April 2, 2019. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Although you are still 1Ls, the 2L job search has arrived. How do you find a 2L job? When and where should you start looking? And how can you use your 1L summer most effectively to secure a 2L job? In this program, we will answer these questions, introduce you to the 2L job search resources at your disposal, and lay the groundwork for your 2L job search. Live program will in in Room 3041 with 3037 available as an overflow room. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lindsay Montgomery at lindsay.montgomery@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a conversation about transportation technology and regulation with Brent Skorup, a Senior Research Fellow at George Mason University, Dr. Lori Bennear, a professor at the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment, and Michael Clamann, a human factors engineer at the UNC Highway Safety and Research Center. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society and Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Maddy Sowar at mms119@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The time has finally come - black Duke Law Patagonias will be for sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit PILF. The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY. You must pre-order and pay by credit card during the pre-sale. Quarter-zip jackets are $90 and full-zip jackets are $120. Women's sizes range from XXS-XL and men's sizes range from XS-3XL. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Melissa Dix at melissa.dix@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    ¿ The decision to participate in OCI Segment I at the end of July is significant for GPI-focused 1Ls. Due to the large scale of the event, which focuses almost exclusively on private sector and "big law" employers, deciding whether to participate in OCI quickly becomes the flashpoint for deciding whether to pursue private sector and/or "big law" for 2L summer and post-grad or GPI. For 1Ls, this session will help you determine how OCI Segment I may or may not fit into your career goals, as well as how to weigh competing values to figure out those goals in the first place. The Career Center will review the general job search timeline for private sector and GPI 2L jobs and a panel of upper-class students will candidly share how they decided what was right for them. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean Kerry Abrams. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Seating is limited; please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu. This event is open to current Duke Law students. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Law School 4045

    James G. Stewart, Associate Professor at Allard Law School, University of British Columbia, will speak on the issue of the pillage of natural resources as a restraint on the use of force. The program will be moderated by Professor Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Inaugural Director of Duke's International Human Rights Clinic. This event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society and International Law Society. The event is free and open to all. Lunch will be provided at the event. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join James G. Stewart, Associate Professor at Allard Law School, University of British Columbia, for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with our speaker following his presentation. This event will be held in the Rare Book Room (Riddick Room 3201). Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Space is very limited - please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu. Please note that the room is kept colder than normal, and that food and drinks are not permitted.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Deborah L. Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law at Stanford University, will deliver the Currie-Kenan Distinguished Lecture, "#MeToo: Why Now? What Next?" Prof. Rhode, director of Stanford's Center on the Legal Profession and Program in Law and Social Entrepreneurship, is the most frequently cited scholar on legal ethics and the author or co-author of over 30 books in the area of professional responsibility, leadership, and gender. She has received the American Bar Association's Michael Franck Award for contributions to the field of professional responsibility and Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on expanding public service opportunities in law schools, the American Bar Foundation's W. M. Keck Foundation Award for distinguished scholarship on legal ethics and Outstanding Scholar Award, and the White House's Champion of Change Award for a lifetime's work in increasing access to justice. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Kenan Institute for Ethics. For more information, please contact Cindy Cammarn at cynthia.cammarn@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The time has finally come - black Duke Law Patagonias will be for sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit PILF. The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY. You must pre-order and pay by credit card during the pre-sale. Quarter-zip jackets are $90 and full-zip jackets are $120. Women's sizes range from XXS-XL and men's sizes range from XS-3XL. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Melissa Dix at melissa.dix@duke.edu.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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    Join the Run Club for a run with admitted students. All are welcome for this extremely casual 3-mile run on the Al Buehler Cross Country Trail. It will be a great chance to informally chat with admitted students. Interested runners should meet at 8 a.m. Saturday in the courtyard of the Science Drive parking deck near the corner of Science Drive and Cameron Boulevard (N.C. 751). Even those moving at the most leisurely of paces (yes, walking is a pace) should finish in plenty of time to attend the apartment tour at 9:30. The Run Club helps law students stretch their legs and get to know one another by hosting twice-weekly runs on campus, around town, and in Duke Forest. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and GroupMe for updates on scheduled and impromptu runs and other happenings. Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Elsa Haag at ech52@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

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

Monday, April 01, 2019

  • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    The "1GP: 2L Summer Success" event will provide guidance and wisdom for 1GP 2Ls preparing for their summer jobs doing firm, government, or public interest work. A panel of students will give advice on how to prepare for and succeed during the 2L summer as a 1GP student. Sponsored by 1GP. For any information, please contact Ryan Arredondo at rda15@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join Ben Ginsberg, partner at Jones Day with more than 30 years of election law experience, and Andrew Tripp, chief of staff for North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger, for a discussion on federal and state political campaigns and the legal issues they face. Mr. Ginsberg will demonstrate the legal analysis he has conducted for numerous presidential campaigns, including a live polling of the audience regarding the Democratic presidential primary as an example. Mr. Tripp will offer his insights regarding state campaigns in North Carolina. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Andrea Beathard at arb102@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a State Standing Moot with Julia Kobick, Assistant Attorney General in the Administrative Law Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. Ms. Kobick will be arguing that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has standing to challenge the Trump Administration's new regulations expanding the religious employers' exemption to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Allison Rackley at allison.rackley@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

  • Law School 3037

    What are the unique opportunities for women as Emerging Company lawyers, in-house attorneys at startups, or as entrepreneurs? Top Emerging Companies attorneys from Latham & Watkins and Fenwick & West, a local female entrepreneur, a fellow Duke Law classmate, and others are here to provide their unique perspectives about these opportunities. Promoted by the Law & Entrepreneurship Society and WLSA. Sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP and Fenwick & West LLP. For more information, please contact Dalton Powell at dalton.powell@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    WLSA invites students to join Professor Elisabeth de Fontenay in a conversation about her time in the legal profession and experiences with gender issues. This event is part of WLSA's annual Coffee & Conversation series, which is intended to create informal and intimate environments for students to ask a female faculty members questions about their experiences. Light lunch will be provided. Sponsored by WLSA. Note: This event is capped at 15 people. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Kathy Hong at kyh7@duke.edu by March 29th at 11:59 p.m.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy for a panel discussion on drug pricing and payment innovation. Panelists include Marianne Hamilton Lopez, research director of value-based payment reform at the Margolis Center for Health Policy, Barak Richman, professor at Duke Law and the Fuqua School of Business, David Ridley, professor and faculty director of health sector management at the Fuqua School of Business, and Robert Eick, Duke-Margolis policy fellow and former deputy CMO at Community Care of North Carolina. This event is part one of a three-day lunchtime speaker series on drug pricing. Sponsored by the Duke Margolis Scholars Program. For more information, please contact Kelly Hamachi at kelly.hamachi@lawnet.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy for a panel discussion on drug pricing and patient assistance. Panelists include Dr. Holly Canupp, pharmacist at Duke Health Complex Care, Emily Gibb, senior director of public policy and president of the Patient Access Foundation at GlaxoSmithKline, Dr. Neil Shah, clinical specialty pharmacist at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Dr. Gina Upchurch, executive director of Senior PharmAssist. This event is part two of a three-day lunchtime speaker series on drug pricing. Sponsored by the Duke Margolis Scholars Program. For more information, please contact Kelly Hamachi at kelly.hamachi@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join several editors-in-chief of Duke's journals as they share helpful tips and strategies for effective casenote writing and Bluebooking. They will also provide some insight on the casenote evaluation process. Sponsored by the Duke Law Casenote Committee. For more information, please contact Chelsea Kapes at cnk16@duke.edu or the Casenote Committee at casenote@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Kannon Shanmugam, managing partner of Paul, Weiss's Washington, D.C. office and founding Chair of the firm's Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group, speaks about Supreme Court advocacy. Mr. Shanmugam previously served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia and an Assistant to the Solicitor General, and he has argued 27 cases before the Supreme Court and dozens of appeals before each of the 13 federal courts of appeal. Prof. Sean Andrussier, Director of Duke's Appellate Litigation Clinic will introduce Mr. Shanmugam. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Harrison Newman at harrison.newman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4047

    The first of a two-part program, this session will give a broad overview of the 2L and Post-grad job search for GPI students, including general hiring timelines for each, what students should be doing over the summer in advance of applications, and a review of CPDC resources. We will cover all employer types, including state and federal government, nonprofits, district attorneys/public defenders, etc. We will also go over a preview of Equal Justice Works for next Fall. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. 1Ls will especially benefit from the holistic discussion, as a conversation about where to work 2L summer often involves thinking about where you want to work immediately post-grad. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us as we hear Lingyun Gao discuss the legal issues associated with the increasing use of commercial trusts as financial vehicles in China and the difficulties that Chinese courts are facing in resolving these issues. Ms. Gao is Professor of Law at Fudan University School of Law in Shanghai and a Senior Global Research Fellow at NYU School of Law. Her research, teaching, and publication areas include international business law and comparative trust law, especially on how to regulate and develop commercial trusts and how to promote private trusts in China. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Courtney Smith at Courtney.smith@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 04, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy for a panel discussion on drug pricing and intellectual property law. Panelists include Professor Arti Rai, faculty director of the Duke Law Center for Innovation and Policy and former administrator at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Dr. Anthony So, founding director of the Johns Hopkins IDEA Initiative and member of the Expert Advisory Group to the UN High Level Panel on Access to Medicines. This event is part three of a three-day lunchtime speaker series on drug pricing. Sponsored by the Duke Margolis Scholars Program. For more information, please contact Kelly Hamachi at kelly.hamachi@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Human Rights Law Society for a discussion on human rights violations perpetuated on the basis of gender with Professor Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Supervising Attorney of the Duke International Human Rights Clinic, and Professor Jayne Huckerby, Inaugural Director of the Duke International Human Rights Clinic, moderated by Professor Laurence Helfer, co-director of Duke Law's Center for International and Comparative Law. The discussion will revolve around gender specific human rights violations and the substantive work that Professor Fujimura-Fanselow and Professor Huckerby have done in this field of law. Co-sponsored by ILS and WLSA. For more information, please contact Amanda Soled or Cody Hall at amanda.soled@lawnet.duke.edu or cody.hall@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Join attorneys from Latham & Watkins and Clifford Chance in a discussion about practicing transactional law in the Latin American markets. Panelists include: Roderick Branch, partner Latham & Watkins (Chicago); Tessa Bernhardt, associate Latham & Watkins (San Francisco), Jonathan Zonis, partner Clifford Chance (New York); and Mariana Estevez, associate Clifford Chance (New York). Presented by the Latin American Law Students Association and the International Law Society. Please contact gustavo.ruiz@lawnet.duke.edu for additional information.

  • Law School 4040

    Partners David Burkholder and Fran Linares from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's Charlotte office speak about Cadwalader's Veterans Affinity Network. The Veterans Affinity Network provides pro bono legal and mentoring services to veterans, recruits law student veterans, and promotes professional development of veteran attorneys. All student veterans and those interested in supporting veterans are welcome! Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7R1he4dqmeuInxH by 2:00p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019. Sponsored by the Veterans Assistance Project and The Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Timothy Dill at timothy.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 3043

    The Duke Center on Law & Technology invites you to hear from our 2018-2019 Fellows about their research in law, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and ethics. Each Fellow will briefly present their work and take audience questions. Join us for a small reception after their presentations to help us celebrate their accomplishments. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Tech. For more information, please contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

  • Fuqua School of Business-RJ Reynolds Auditorium

    Join the Fuqua PE Club and the Business Law Society for our Annual Private Equity Panel in R.J. Reynolds Auditorium (Fuqua). Come get up to speed on the latest PE trends, insights, and experiences of the panelists. We'll kick things off with a presentation by Russ Flicker (Duke Law '97), a former Operating Partner at Blackstone, who launched his own New York-based fund. A panel discussion and Q&A will follow. Other panelists will include: Christina Smith (Fuqua '15), Sr. Associate at NovaQuest Capital Management (previously: Goldman Sachs Investment Banking) Patrick Dunnigan (Fuqua '15), Principal at River Cities Capital Funds (previously: Ballast Point Ventures). Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Tanya Smith at tms61@duke.edu.

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    Join the Class of 2019 Class Gift Committee for a casual social at the J.B. Duke. Enjoy free appetizers and spend quality time with your classmates before graduation. Class Gift Committee members will be available to answer questions about the Class Gift Campaign. Sponsored by the 2019 Class Gift Committee. Contact South Moore (south.moore@duke.edu) for more information.

Friday, April 05, 2019

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    Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) and the Environmental Law Society (ELS) are joining ranks for an educational hike. We will meet at Brumley Forest to enjoy some fresh air and community-time, learn about conservation easements, and hear more about TLC's work in the NC piedmont. We will wrap up our hike with some s'mores and other snacks. Address: 3055 New Hope Church Rd., Chapel Hill (west side of Duke Forest). Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Molly Bruce at molly.bruce@duke.edu.

Saturday, April 06, 2019

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    North Carolina law requires drivers to have two working brake lights at all times. This leads to unnecessary police interaction during traffic stops that can lead to searches. In Durham, these stops happen three times as much to black drivers as to white drivers. Many people do not have the means or time to fix brake lights themselves, so help us pass along the word, come swing by, and let Duke Law and graduate students committed to social justice help you fix them! The clinic will be held in front of the Advanced Auto Parts Parking Lot on 2206 N. Roxboro St. in Durham (27704) on Saturday, April 6th. Training will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd in the Duke Law Parking Lot from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Duke Law National Lawyers Guild, Duke Law American Civil Liberties Union, and Duke University Black Graduate & Professional Students Association. For more information, email Evan Cartagena at evan.cartagena@duke.edu.

Monday, April 08, 2019

  • Law School 3043

    Unicorns like Uber, Lyft, and Slack as well as historic companies like Levi are scheduled to go public in 2019, breaking the trend of similar companies remaining private. So, why now? Fortunately, Professor de Fontenay will offer her current thinking on these IPOs to help us get a better understanding of the situation. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Law and Economics Society. For more information, please contact Michael Paslavsky at mtp25@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    In November, North Carolina voters passed a controversial state constitutional amendment called Marsy's Law. The amendment is intended to "strengthen protections for victims of crime; to establish certain absolute basic rights for victims; and to ensure the enforcement of these rights." Join us for a panel discussion with advocates and lawyers on both sides of the debate. Sponsored by the Duke Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Tara Weese at tara.weese@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    This event will provide guidance and wisdom for 1Ls and 2Ls preparing for their summer associateship at a firm. A panel of students will give advice on how to prepare for and succeed during the summer as a black student. This will be an informal discussion on both the advantages and hardships of being a black associate. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Jessica Mason at jessica.p.mason@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    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. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at Isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Curious about what classes you should take your 2L year as a GPI student? Wondering how you even go about registering for classes? Come have all your questions about public interest course selection and registration answered by upper-level students. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Shoshana Silverstein at shoshana.silverstein@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for an informal discussion with Hon. James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Judge Boasberg, who also serves on the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), will talk with students about the work of the FISC, clerkships, and careers in government. Sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security (LENS). For more informtaion, please contact Courtney Smith at Courtney.smith@law.duke.edu.

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    Join Professor Steve Roady and the Environmental Law Society for dinner as we listen to and analyze the oral argument from Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill (1978). This case, which gave the Endangered Species Act its teeth, pit the fate of a small three-inch fish against the completion of a nearly-complete federal dam. Sponsored by ELS. For more information, including location, please contact Jonathan Choi at jjc69@duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

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    Come check out the PILF Merchandise sale outside Star Commons from 9:00 to 5:00. We will have a lot of great clothing and gift items! All proceeds benefit PILF. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Meghna Batra at mkb60@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The Moot Court Board is hosting its annual Hardt Cup Competition for 1L students. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information please contact The Hardt Cup Coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

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    The Latin American Law Students Association will be hosting a small dinner with Judge Gonzalo Curiel from the Southern District of CA. The dinner will be at Grub Durham (1200 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701). Sponsored by LALSA. Anyone interested in joining is welcome and should email Ana Maganto Ramirez at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    This is the last 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. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    The second of a two-part program, this session is aimed at students specifically interested in nonprofits, regardless of issue area. Although this session will focus on post-grad options most relevant to current 2Ls, 1Ls interested should prioritize attending, as there is much they can be doing now and going forward. We will cover nonprofit fellowships and Bridge to Practice options, and how students can leverage their summer internships, academic year externships, and networking to be most competitive for entry-level positions. A panel of 3Ls will also share their experiences. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Nusrat Choudhury, Deputy Director, ACLU Racial Justice Program, will discuss modern-day debtors' prisons. The ACLU is fighting against the punishment of people who cannot pay money to courts simply because of their poverty, through arrest, jailing, driver's license suspensions, etc. Since courts generate revenue for local governments, these practices funnel poor and low-income people into cycles of debt, poverty, and involvement with the legal system. The program will be moderated by Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Duke's International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC). This Human Rights in Practice event is organized by the IHRC and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society and International Law Society. The event is open to all; lunch provided. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Latin American Law Students Association in a conversation with Judge Gonzalo Curiel from the Southern District of California in learning more about his legal journey and how it was influenced and affected by his Latinidad. Sponsored by LALSA. For any questions, please contact Ana Maganto Ramirez at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

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    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join Nusrat Choudhury of the ACLU in the Riddick Rare Book Room for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with our speaker. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Space is limited-please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu. Please note that the Riddick Rare Book Room is kept colder than normal, and that food and drinks are not permitted.

  • Law School 3037

    Duke University's U.N. Climate Change Negotiations Practicum is a hands-on course that explores international climate change negotiations and climate policy under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Bass Connections-affiliated course provides students with an opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of the issues at the heart of global climate change-from adaptation and mitigation to the political dynamics of the UNFCCC negotiations process. Students engage in independent coursework, classroom discussions, and guest lectures throughout the course of the semester, all in preparation for the annual U.N. climate change negotiations. Join us to learn more about engaging in this Fall 2019 course. Sponsored by ELS, Bass Connections' Duke to the UNFCCC. For more information, please contact Cai May Tan at caimay.tan@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us as Dean Kerry Abrams welcomes Supreme Court Justices Samuel A. Alito and Anthony M. Kennedy (Retired) to the Law School to participate in a conversation with David Levi, Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, regarding their careers, judging, and the rule of law. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is extremely limited; students must sign up for the lottery to receive a ticket to attend. Overflow seating will be provided for those who do not have tickets. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Jonathon Katz (Caltech) will present his paper titled "Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Evaluations of Partisan Fairness in District-Based Democracies".

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    Do you like free food? Do you like free Duke Law tote bags? If you answered yes to both questions, swing by DBA's Mini-Food Truck Rodeo in the Law Parking Lot to celebrate the end of the semester! Food will be provided by two food trucks: Gussy's (Mediterranean) and Qspresso (Cuban & Latin fusion). Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Maddy Mumma at madison.mumma@duke.edu. NOTE: food will only be free for the first 180 attendees and there are only 250 tote bags up for grabs.

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    Duke Law School will host the Board of Visitors and Law Alumni Association Board of Directors for the spring 2019 board meeting. Coordinated by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 12, 2019

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    Duke Law School will host the Board of Visitors and Law Alumni Association Board of Directors for the spring 2019 board meeting. Coordinated by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

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    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. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited; please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

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    On April 12-14, 2019, Duke Law School will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 or 9 for a full weekend of activities. Coordinated by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

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    Running the Duke Forest Pine Cone Pacer or the Tar Heel 10-miler on Saturday, April 13? Carbo-load with Feet v. Ground, the Duke Law Run Club. Bring a dish to share: All varieties of pasta & sauce encouraged, as well as any other favorite pre-race dishes. Vegetables are good too. Location: 1206 Clarendon St. Sponsored by the Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Elsa Haag at ech52@duke.edu.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

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    On April 12-14, 2019, Duke Law School will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 or 9 for a full weekend of activities. Coordinated by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Shop for classic Duke Law apparel and accessories. Proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation, which provides summer fellowships to students who wish to work in public interest positions. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Ellie Studdard at margaret.studdard@duke.edu.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

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    On April 12-14, 2019, Duke Law School will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 or 9 for a full weekend of activities. Coordinated by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 15, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    The decision to participate in the Casenote Competition can be difficult for government and public interest students who may wonder about how journal participation can fit into their law school experience and professional plans. Figuring out whether and/or which journals are right for you can be challenging without more information about the pros and cons of participation for GPI students in particular. Please join GPS and a panel of public interest students from each of Duke Law's eight journals to discuss how they made their decisions, what their experiences have been like, and what advice they have to offer to the next class of GPI students. Sponsored by the Government & Public Service Society (GPS). For more information, please contact Amanda Ng at amanda.ng@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    The 1GP Luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and to thank the many members of the community who lend their time, resources, and talents to 1GP. Sponsored by 1GP. For more information, please contact Diamond Zambrano at diamond.zambrano@duke.edu.

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    Please join the Duke European Law Society (DELS) for a conversation about Brexit led by Nathan de Arriba-Sellier, a visiting scholar from Leiden University & Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Tea and pastries will be served. Sponsored by DELS and DBA. This event is capped at 15 people. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Serena Tibrewala at serena.tibrewala@lawnet.duke.edu by April 10th at 11:59pm.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

  • Law School 4055

    This program is for 3Ls who will be clerking after graduation. Andrew Kasper, career clerk to U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Wynn (4th Cir), will provide an overview of what to expect during your clerkship and how to excel as a judicial clerk. He will also answer questions. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Career Center. For more information, please contact Corinne Crews at corinne.crews@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lindsay Montgomery at lindsay.montgomery@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    A panel of upper-level students committed to GPI careers will share their experiences on the job with GPI employers. Topics will include what to expect, how to set your own goals, asking for feedback, skills valued most by employers, networking for your 2L and post-grad job during the summer, writing samples for next year's job search, generally what a successful summer looks like. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society and the Career and Professional Development Center. Contact Bethan Eynon (bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu) with questions.

  • Law School 4042

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

  • Law School 3037

    The 2019 National Library Week Alumni Author event features Anders Walker (JD/MA 1998), Lillie Myers Professor of Law at St. Louis University School of Law. In his new book, The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America (2018), he presents a dramatic reexamination of the Jim Crow South from the perspectives of some of the most important American intellectuals, and explores their lasting impact on U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    If you are pursuing a GPI Career and are also interested in a judicial clerkship, please attend! Learn how to determine whether or not a clerkship fits with your longer term career plans and GPI options and mechanics post-clerkship. A panel of 3Ls with different paths will give advice on how they made their decisions, and how to tweak your GPI narrative for the clerkship context if applicable. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Corinne Crews at corinne.crews@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    You are cordially invited to join us for dinner and a celebration recognizing Duke Law Students who have served the community through participation in various pro bono projects and public interest programs. We also take this time to thank our partner organizations, supervising attorneys, and others from the law school community for their support as much of what our students do would not be possible without their leadership and assistance. Please RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dpwkyViy5KU93ZX by Thursday, April 11th at 12:00 noon. Sponsored by PIPB. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    In preparation for registration, come hear from faculty and students about the Law School's wide variety of clinical courses. Learning By Doing In a clinic, you are the lawyer. Working under the close supervision of clinical faculty, you meet with clients, analyze real world problems, develop legal strategies, prepare legal documents, and appear on behalf of your clients at meetings, in negotiations, and at hearings. Through this you will deepen your substantive legal knowledge, develop core lawyering skills and provide critical legal services to underrepresented clients who have no other access to the legal system. Sponsored by Duke Law Clinics. For more information, please contact Sandra Pettiford at pettiford@law.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 contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Miami, FL

    Duke alumni in South Florida are invited to join us for this exciting cybersecurity event! Panelists will include representatives from companies responsible for cybersecurity and risk management as well as outside consultants that work with companies for both preparedness and remediation of cyber events. We will also discuss insurance options to mitigate risks related to a cyber event. Registration is complimentary. Special thanks to Hunton Andrew Kurth LLP for hosting. Coordinated by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • JB Duke Hotel

    The Duke Bar Association invites you to join us at the JB Duke Hotel (the hotel next to the Science Drive parking garage) for DBA Thursday! There will be beverages and food in the lobby bar area to celebrate the end of second semester classes. We understand this is a busy time of year, so please feel free to drop in whenever you are available between 5:30pm - 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there! Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Michael Paslavsky at mtp25@duke.edu.

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Innocence Project members are welcome to come join us in celebrating the work we have done all year with good food. Exonerees will be invited to speak and members who have participated for the 3 years while at Duke Law will be recognized. Sponsored by Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Renata Gomez at renata.gomez@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, April 19, 2019

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    Please join JLSA for our annual Duke Law JLSA Passover Seder. All are welcome! The event will be held at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church (927 W. Trinity Ave) while Beth-El Synagogue is still undergoing renovations. As a thank you for hosting us, please also bring 1-2 cans of non-perishable food to donate to the Church's pantry. This event would not be possible without the generosity of incredible Duke Law alumni. This year, we would like to extend our deepest thank-you's to Stephen Labaton (L'86), Michael L. Tanchum (L'72), and Letty M. Tanchum (L'73) for their generous donations. In order to get an accurate estimate of how much food to prepare, kindly submit an RSVP via the link provided. Be sure to include the number of guests that you will bring. Parking details are available on the RSVP form. Please contact Roxanne Degens (roxanne.degens@duke.edu) or Shoshana Silverstein (shoshana.silverstein) with any questions.

Monday, April 22, 2019

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing massage! Please sign up for a time slot in Student Affairs, Office 2007. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    In honor of concluding our first year in law school, breakfast foods and coffee will be provided on the days of the 1L finals. Look for Chick-fil-a and coffee in Star Commons. Sponsored by the 1L DBA Representatives. For more information, please contact Stephen Shuchart at sfs14@duke.edu.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • Law School Blue Lounge

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

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show is a free, one-day program that brings together experts from the U.S. government, academics, IP attorneys, and local business people to share their insights on China and IP issues that will benefit U.S. IP right holders. It includes key participation from the USPTO's China Team, a group of China IP experts who work nationwide to help U.S. businesses and inventors understand how to obtain and enforce IP rights in China.

    Speakers at the road shows include IP attorneys with decades experience in helping US companies protect and enforce their IP rights in China. The Road Shows have also enjoyed excellent support from Congressional members as well including Representative John Culberson in the Houston area who spoke at the China IP Road Show in Houston and the Honorable Danny Davis representing the Seventh Congressional District in Chicago who spoke at the Chicago Road Show. Other notable speakers include several federal judges with knowledge and experience in presiding over IP cases involving Chinese companies. Each road show also features a panel discussion focusing on local business interests with representatives from local and regional companies who provide their experience on protecting/enforcing their IP rights in China.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing massage! Please sign up for a time slot in Student Affairs, Office 2007. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    In honor of concluding our first year in law school, breakfast foods and coffee will be provided on the days of the 1L finals. Look for Chick-fil-a and coffee in Star Commons. Sponsored by the 1L DBA Representatives. For more information, please contact Stephen Shuchart at sfs14@duke.edu.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing massage! Please sign up for a time slot in Student Affairs, Office 2007. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Washington D.C.

    Join Duke Law Professor Lisa Kern Griffin for a conversation about the gap between truth and honesty in the criminal justice system, and how the courts may shed some light on the challenges of a "post-truth" public discourse. Focusing on "lying" is a natural response to uncertainty but too narrow of a concern. This discussion will address why honesty and truth are not the same thing, and how conflating them can actually inhibit accuracy in criminal investigation and adjudication. In this engaging presentation, Professor Griffin will consider examples from police interrogations, plea bargaining, defendant testimony, cross examination, and forensic expertise. This event is coordinated by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

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    Join Duke Law Professor Lisa Kern Griffin for a conversation about the gap between truth and honesty in the criminal justice system, and how the courts may shed some light on the challenges of a "post-truth" public discourse. Focusing on "lying" is a natural response to uncertainty but too narrow of a concern. This discussion will address why honesty and truth are not the same thing, and how conflating them can actually inhibit accuracy in criminal investigation and adjudication. In this engaging presentation, Professor Griffin will consider examples from police interrogations, plea bargaining, defendant testimony, cross examination, and forensic expertise. This event is coordianted by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

  • Dallas, TX

    Dallas area alumni, parents, and friends are warmly invited to this special event to welcome Kerry Abrams as she concludes her first year as the James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law. This event is coordinated by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

  • Houston, TX

    Houston area alumni, parents, and friends are warmly invited to this special event to welcome Kerry Abrams as she concludes her first year as the James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law. This event is coordinated by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Friday, May 03, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    In honor of concluding our first year in law school, breakfast foods and coffee will be provided on the days of the 1L finals. Look for Chick-fil-a and coffee in Star Commons. Sponsored by the 1L DBA Representatives. For more information, please contact Stephen Shuchart at sfs14@duke.edu.

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Monday, May 06, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    This session is for students who will pursue firm employers for 2L summer, including through OCI Segment I at the end of July, but who were previously interested in GPI work and/or have plans to transition to public interest work after a few years of practice. Join Ashley Walker (a career counselor who works primarily with private sector students) and Bethan Eynon (a career counselor who works primarily with GPI students) as we work through tailoring your GPI narrative for interviews with private law firms. A panel of upper-level students working at firms will share how they explained why they are interested in private practice, how they modified their narratives for firm interviews, how they framed their public interest experiences and pro bono for firm interviewers, and how they navigated questions about interest in pro bono work and long-term career goals. Then, practice adjusting your own narrative and receive feedback. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. Contact Bethan Eynon (bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu) with questions. Pizza will be served after this session and prior to the subsequent "OCI Prep: Logistics and Resource Overview" session at 12:30 pm.

  • Law School 4047

    Learn about the plethora of resources at your disposal over the summer for On Campus Interviews held July 29-August 1, 2019 (with a preview night on July 29 from 2-5 p.m.). This session will cover OCI "Segment I," which is what most think of with the term "OCI" and is the most preparation-intensive session; other OCI sessions will be held in the Fall for smaller employers and GPI. We will discuss the bidding process, how to prepare a successful bid list, using your counselor as a resource over the summer, and how to network and prepare for interviews. For additional information, contact Julia DiPrete (julia.diprete@law.duke.edu). Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Lunch will be available about 15 minutes prior to this event.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    Please join us for a graduation ceremony for Class of 2019 students earning a Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law. Sponsored by Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

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

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

Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • Cameron Indoor Stadium

    For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

  • Law School 4042

    The Culp Colloquium is named in honor of former Duke Law Professor Jerome McCristal Culp Jr. Professor Culp was recognized as a great mentor of junior faculty, in particular junior faculty of color, and the Colloquium is meant to advance that part of Professor Culp's legacy. Sponsored by Duke Law School, Office of the Provost, and Duke University Center for Law, Race, and Politics. Interested faculty should contact Professor Charles at charles@law.duke.edu.

Friday, May 17, 2019

  • Law School 4042

    The Culp Colloquium is named in honor of former Duke Law Professor Jerome McCristal Culp Jr. Professor Culp was recognized as a great mentor of junior faculty, in particular junior faculty of color, and the Colloquium is meant to advance that part of Professor Culp's legacy. Sponsored by Duke Law School, Office of the Provost, and Duke University Center for Law, Race, and Politics. Interested faculty should contact Professor Charles at charles@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    By invitation only. Presented by Professors Rachel Brewster and Jayne Huckerby. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

  • Law School 4042

    The Culp Colloquium is named in honor of former Duke Law Professor Jerome McCristal Culp Jr. Professor Culp was recognized as a great mentor of junior faculty, in particular junior faculty of color, and the Colloquium is meant to advance that part of Professor Culp's legacy. Sponsored by Duke Law School, Office of the Provost, and Duke University Center for Law, Race, and Politics. Interested faculty should contact Professor Charles at charles@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    By invitation only. Presented by Professors Rachel Brewster and Jayne Huckerby. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

  • Law School 3043

    Invitation Only - Duke Law is proud to host a CLE on "Partnering on Disaster Relief" presented by Legal Aid of NC, Iowa, Nebraska and Texas RioGrande. This free Disaster Relief CLE, offered live or via webinar, will discuss current disaster relief efforts across states, issue spotting common legal scenarios encountered by natural disaster survivors, and how volunteer attorneys are crucial in responding to disasters. It will also cover identifying and referring survivors to available services, effective communication strategies for survivors who have been affected by natural disasters, dealing with common homeownership and landlord tenant issues, disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and the disaster Unemployment Insurance benefits. This training will be useful for all attorneys responding to disasters or working in areas recovering from natural disasters. 3.25 hours of CLE credit. Sponsored by the Office of PIPB. More information, contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    The Bolch Judicial Institute will be hosting an invite-only course on law and technology. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

  • New York, NY

    Duke Law alumni, students, and friends of Duke are invited to join us for our annual summer reception. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and employer representatives 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 alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    The Bolch Judicial Institute will be hosting an invite-only course on law and technology. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

Friday, May 31, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    The Bolch Judicial Institute will be hosting an invite-only course on law and technology. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

  • Washington D.C.

    Duke Law alumni, students, and friends of Duke are invited to join us for our annual summer reception. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and employer representatives 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 the Alumni and Development Office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

  • Law School 3000

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Chicago, IL

    Warren Buffet recently called medical costs "the tapeworm of American economic competitiveness." The United States continues to spend more of its GDP on healthcare than any other industrialized nation, yet neither Republican nor Democratic health reform proposals target the problem of rising costs. One problem is that policymakers focus on the purchasing of healthcare-regulating insurance markets or monitoring what patients receive-without scrutinizing the production of healthcare. Duke Law Professor Barak Richman will explore how the healthcare sector can transform into a more affordable and sustainable part of the American economy. Necessary elements will include reorienting the sector to digital technologies, abandoning costly infrastructures, reconceptualizing the role of traditional personnel and practices, and pursuing legal reforms that will emphasize promoting health, not purchasing healthcare.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

  • San Francisco, CA

    Duke Law alumni, students, and friends of Duke are invited to join us for our annual summer reception. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and employer representatives 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 the Alumni and Development Office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Monday, June 10, 2019

  • Los Angeles, CA

    Duke Law alumni, students, and friends of Duke are invited to join us for our annual summer reception. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and employer representatives 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 the Alumni and Development Office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

  • Houston, TX

    Duke Law alumni, students, and friends of Duke are invited to join us for our annual summer reception. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and employer representatives 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 the Alumni and Development Office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Monday, June 17, 2019

  • New York, NY

    Duke Law alumni, students, and friends of Duke are invited to join us for our annual summer reception. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and employer representatives 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 the Alumni and Development Office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

  • Washington D.C.

    The Bolch Judicial Institute will hold a two day conference on evaluating the 2015 Rule 26 Discovery-Proportionality Amendments and Bolch-Duke Guidelines and Best Practices. By invitation only. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School. To register and for more information, visit our website at
    https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/proportionality-conference-2019/ or e-mail us at judicialstudies@law.duke.edu.

  • Atlanta, GA

    Duke Law alumni, students, and friends of Duke are invited to join us for our annual summer reception. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and employer representatives 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 the Alumni and Development Office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

  • New York, NY

    Duke Law alumni, students, and friends of Duke are invited to join us for our annual summer reception. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and employer representatives 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 the Alumni and Development Office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • Baltimore, MD

    Please join fellow alumni, friends, and students in town for the summer 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 4:00 p.m., and the boat will depart the dock promptly at 4:30 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! In the event of inclement weather, an alternate plan will be announced. For more information, please contact the Alumni and Development Office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

  • Washington Duke Inn

    The day before Segment I of Fall 2019 On Campus Interviews begin, career counselors will be available at the Washington Duke Inn to answer student questions. Tours of the facilities and interview rooms depart every 20 minutes starting at 2pm from the Matlock conference room. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

Monday, July 29, 2019

  • Washington Duke Inn

    Segment I of Fall 2019 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, July 29 through Thursday, August 1. All interviews will be held at the Washington Duke Inn. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

  • Washington Duke Inn

    Segment I of Fall 2019 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, July 29 through Thursday, August 1. All interviews will be held at the Washington Duke Inn. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

  • Washington Duke Inn

    Segment I of Fall 2019 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, July 29 through Thursday, August 1. All interviews will be held at the Washington Duke Inn. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

  • Washington Duke Inn

    Segment I of Fall 2019 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, July 29 through Thursday, August 1. All interviews will be held at the Washington Duke Inn. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

Friday, August 02, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Research design for causal inference is at the heart of a "credibility revolution" in empirical research. We will cover the design of true randomized experiments and contrast them to natural or quasi-experiments and to pure observational studies, where part of the sample is treated in some way, a remainder is a control group, but the researcher controls neither the assignment of cases to treatment and control groups nor administration of the treatment. We will assess the causal inferences one can draw from a research design, threats to valid inference, and research designs that can mitigate those threats. Sponsored by Duke Law, Northwestern Law, and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Research design for causal inference is at the heart of a "credibility revolution" in empirical research. We will cover the design of true randomized experiments and contrast them to natural or quasi-experiments and to pure observational studies, where part of the sample is treated in some way, a remainder is a control group, but the researcher controls neither the assignment of cases to treatment and control groups nor administration of the treatment. We will assess the causal inferences one can draw from a research design, threats to valid inference, and research designs that can mitigate those threats. Sponsored by Duke Law, Northwestern Law, and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Research design for causal inference is at the heart of a "credibility revolution" in empirical research. We will cover the design of true randomized experiments and contrast them to natural or quasi-experiments and to pure observational studies, where part of the sample is treated in some way, a remainder is a control group, but the researcher controls neither the assignment of cases to treatment and control groups nor administration of the treatment. We will assess the causal inferences one can draw from a research design, threats to valid inference, and research designs that can mitigate those threats. Sponsored by Duke Law, Northwestern Law, and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Research design for causal inference is at the heart of a "credibility revolution" in empirical research. We will cover the design of true randomized experiments and contrast them to natural or quasi-experiments and to pure observational studies, where part of the sample is treated in some way, a remainder is a control group, but the researcher controls neither the assignment of cases to treatment and control groups nor administration of the treatment. We will assess the causal inferences one can draw from a research design, threats to valid inference, and research designs that can mitigate those threats. Sponsored by Duke Law, Northwestern Law, and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    You may have noticed the new, state-of-the-art scanners in the Law Library. The highly efficient Bookeye 4 V3 scanners are located on Level 1 and Level 3, and digitize source material such as bound documents at high speeds in up to 400 dpi optical resolution and multiple formats. Rachel Gordon will host a Tech in 20 training on how to use the new scanners as well as basic scan troubleshooting in the Flexible Learning Space, room 3210. Please register to assure a seat: https://training.oit.duke.edu/enroll/common/show/20/174209. Sponsored by Academic Technologies. For more information, please contact Rachel Gordon at gordon@law.duke.edu.

Friday, August 16, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Research design for causal inference is at the heart of a "credibility revolution" in empirical research. We will cover the design of true randomized experiments and contrast them to natural or quasi-experiments and to pure observational studies, where part of the sample is treated in some way, a remainder is a control group, but the researcher controls neither the assignment of cases to treatment and control groups nor administration of the treatment. We will assess the causal inferences one can draw from a research design, threats to valid inference, and research designs that can mitigate those threats. Sponsored by Duke Law, Northwestern Law, and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

Monday, August 19, 2019

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Student Affairs or International Studies.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Student Affairs or International Studies.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Student Affairs or International Studies.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Student Affairs or International Studies.

  • Durham, NC

    Duke Law School Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are warmly invited to join Dean Kerry Abrams and fellow members of the Duke Law community for a summer reception overlooking the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Guests are welcome to move inside the ballpark to watch the Durham Bulls take on the Charlotte Knights beginning at 7:05 p.m. This event is coordinated by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Friday, August 23, 2019

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Student Affairs or International Studies.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • See description

    Join Feet v. Ground, the Duke Law Run Club, for the first official run of the year! Meet at the bike racks by the main entrance to the law school (Noble Plaza). We'll do a 3-mile run on the Al Buehler Trail. Students, faculty, and staff of all paces are welcome. Sponsored by the Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Henry Gargan at henry.gargan@duke.edu or Elsa Haag at elsa.haag@duke.edu.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    This is the first of a two part Community Round Table for Duke Law's student organizations. Journals are also welcome to attend. Presidents, Treasurers, and event organizers of student organizations will receive information on funding, event planning, and more. Attendance of at least one officer from each DBA-chartered student group is mandatory; although we urge groups to have anyone who will be planning events attend. Groups that do not send at least one representative will be required to meet with staff from Student Affairs prior to planning an event or using any Duke funds. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, Communications and Events. For more information, please contact Dean Hutchison at lewis.hutchison@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4044

    This event is sponsored by The Duke Law Center on Law and Technology. This is an invitation only event. For more information, contact Paige Kidd at paige.kidd@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    Join the Career Center and International Studies Office for an overview of the U.S. legal market and hiring trends, along with career and professional development resources available to LLM students at Duke. Sponsored by the Career Center and International Studies Office. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at Isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    This is the second of a two part Community Round Table for Duke Law's student organizations. Journals are also welcome to attend. Presidents, Treasurers, and event organizers of student organizations will receive information on funding, event planning, and more. Attendance of at least one officer from each DBA-chartered student group is mandatory; although we urge groups to have anyone who will be planning events attend. Groups that do not send at least one representative will be required to meet with staff from Student Affairs prior to planning an event or using any Duke funds. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, Communications and Events. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Dean Hutchison at lewis.hutchison@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4044

    This event is sponsored by The Duke Law Center on Law and Technology. This is an invitation only event. For more information, contact Paige Kidd at paige.kidd@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    Please join BLSA in kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year. We will go over the events we have planned for the year and are available to answer any questions you may have. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Erica Brackett at erica.brackett@duke.edu.

Friday, August 30, 2019

  • Law School 4000

    OUTLaw is hosting its inaugural meeting for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Interested members are encouraged to join our Board for introductions and an overview of events we have planned for the fall semester. Feel free to come with questions or ideas. Sponsored by OUTLaw. For more information, please contact Bobby DeNault at robert.denault@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Planning meeting for the Public Interest and Pro Bono Board. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Catherine Davis at catherine.davis@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

  • Law School 4055

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Interested in a career in government, non-profits, or the public sector? The Government and Public Service Society is Duke's primary public interest organization, providing a mentorship program, lunch sessions, and a network of public interest-focused students. Whether you plan to go straight into public interest or spend some time at a firm, come find out more about GPS. Sponsored by Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Krista Kowalczyk at krista.kowalczyk@lawnet.duke.edu

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for a conversation with Linda Behnke, Duke Law Class of 2013 LLM graduate, to hear about her current position with the Human Resources Policy Team in the New York office of the United Nations. Prior to this, Ms. Behnke worked at the UN Information Service in Vienna. Her career path includes applying to and passing the UN's Young Professionals Exam and her previous work in international human rights in Cambodia and Germany. Speaking in her personal capacity and not on behalf of the UN, she will discuss her work and share tips about working for the United Nations. Lunch will be provided. 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 at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join us as we welcome two members of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five, to the law school. Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana are the subjects of the Netflix series "When They See Us," which focuses on the conviction and later exoneration of Mr. Salaam, Mr. Santana and three others in the infamous Central Park jogger case. Professor James Coleman will welcome the panelists to Duke Law and Professor Brandon Garrett will interview Mr. Salaam and Mr. Santana about their experience followed by Q&A. Seats and bag lunches will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis (no RSVP required). Paid visitor parking is available in the Science Drive lot (https://map.concept3d.com/?id=21&mrkIid=2878#!m/2878). Sponsors: the Dean's Office, the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, the Duke Law Innocence Project®, and the Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Rachel Ferebee at rachel.ferebee@law.duke.edu

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Come join PILF (Public Interest Law Foundation) for our beginning of the year general body meeting! Last year, over 100 students received guaranteed summer funding for unpaid government and public interest internships through participation in PILF-sponsored events. We will introduce our new board, explain how students can receive guaranteed summer funding through the completion of PILF hours, and answer any questions students have. All 1Ls are strongly encouraged to attend. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Lauren Smith at lauren.smith@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    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. For more information, please contact Christian Bale at christian.bale@lawnet.duke.edu; Xan Belzley at alexandra.belzley@lawnet.duke.edu; or Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    A kick-off event for those interested in pursuing a career in sports and/or entertainment law. 1Ls interested in becoming a 1L Representative or 2Ls and 3Ls who want to get involved are more than welcome to join us! Sponsored by Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Zack Flagel at zachary.flagel@lawnet.duke.edu or Kaitlin Ray at kaitlin.m.ray@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono invites all NEW students, JDs & LLMs, to join us for the Public Interest and Pro Bono Kick-off event. Students will have the chance to learn about various pro bono and public interest opportunities from student group leaders and participants. A "cook out" dinner will be served. Please RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5dIYJHPO3QNBdmB, by Friday, August 30th. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Catherine Davis at catherine.davis@law.duke.edu.

  • Off-campus

    Denver area alumni, parents, and friends are warmly invited to join us for this special program to meet Duke Law School Dean Kerry Abrams. Remarks by Dean Abrams will begin at 6:30 p.m. This event is coordinated by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

  • Washington Duke Inn

    This conference will focus on problems concerning court fees, fines, and bail, and potential judicial responses. Along with the Bolch Judicial Institute, professors Brandon Garrett, Sara Greene, and Marin Levy are organizing the program, which will bring judges and scholars together to examine what reforms are working and what more should be done. (By invitation only.) Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School. For more information, please contact Lora Beth Farmer at lora.farmer@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Come join 1GP for our 2019-2020 Kickoff lunch! Students will have a chance to learn more about 1GP, a student group dedicated to providing professional development opportunities and mentorship experiences to students who are the first in their family to graduate from college, graduate, or professional school. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by First Generation Professionals. For more information, please contact Zoey Twyford at zoey.twyford@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Panel discussion of Sasha Natapoff's book, Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal. Brandon Garrett (Duke Law) will moderate, and Megan Stevenson (Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason), and Beth Colgan (UCLA School of Law) will be discussants. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Science and Justice, Criminal Law Society, and Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information, please contact bolchjudicialinstitute@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, will moderate a discussion with state court leaders about efforts to reduce the disproportionate impact on poor and minority communities of court fees, fines, and bail practices. Participants include Hon. Scott Bales (former Chief Justice, Arizona); Hon. Doug Beach (Senior Judge, Circuit Court, Missouri); Hon. Mark Martin (former Chief Justice, North Carolina); Hon. Judy Nakamura (Chief Justice, New Mexico); Hon. Maureen O'Connor (Chief Justice, Ohio); Hon. Stuart Rabner (Chief Justice, New Jersey); Mary McQueen (President, National Center for State Courts); and Martin Hoshino (Administrative Director, Judicial Council of California). Seating is limited. Lunches will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law and the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law. For more information, please contact Lora Beth Farmer at lora.farmer@law.duke.edu.

  • Seattle, WA

    Seattle area alumni, parents, and friends are warmly invited to join us for this special program to meet Duke Law School Dean Kerry Abrams. Remarks by Dean Abrams will begin at 6:30 p.m. This event is coordinated by the Law School Alumni and Development Office. For more information please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 06, 2019

  • Law School 3000

    This conference will focus on problems concerning court fees, fines, and bail, and potential judicial responses. Along with the Bolch Judicial Institute, professors Brandon Garrett, Sara Greene, and Marin Levy are organizing the program, which will bring judges and scholars together to examine what reforms are working and what more should be done. (By invitation only.) Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School. For more information, please contact Lora Beth Farmer at lora.farmer@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Are you motivated by mission-driven work and interested in learning more about careers in government agencies, nonprofits, and NGOs? Come learn about key events and programs during your 1L year that will help you explore your passion, including the Public Interest Retreat, the Equal Justice Works Career Fair, and the Public Interest and Public Service Law Certificate. GPI-focused career counselors will give a general overview of GPI job searches, and a panel of upper-level students will share their perspectives. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Lunch will be served and vegetarian options will be available. If you will attend and have other dietary restrictions, email Lauren Sloan by noon on Wednesday, September 4. For additional information, please contact Lauren Sloan at Lauren.sloan@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.

  • Law School 4040

    Welcome to all the 1Ls and LLMs, and welcome back to the 2Ls and 3Ls! The Duke European Law Society (DELS) is kicking off the Fall semester with a meet-and-greet dinner. It will immediately follow the Student Activities Fair so those interested in learning more about us can stick around to have some great food and hear about leadership opportunities. Sponsored by DELS and DBA. For more information, please contact Meredith Thompson at mht7@duke.edu.

  • Off-campus

    Come and celebrate a new year at Duke Law with JLSA! Join us at Dean Elvin's house for challah, appetizers, and socializing! Bring anyone who wants to attend, being Jewish is not a requirement. Arrive at 5:30pm with 6:00pm candle lighting. Address and further details will be released in confirmation email. If you have any questions, please direct to JLSA presidents Zack Flagel (zachary.flagel@duke.edu) or Amanda Soled (amanda.soled@duke.edu). RSVP here: https://forms.gle/Dw2KTFPp8YZ9wvj6A

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Monday, September 09, 2019

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 3043

    Come learn about the work of the Innocence Project! Volunteers can participate in active investigations of clients' cases, work professors on research and policy work, plan events to raise awareness surrounding wrongful convictions, and participate in outreach to the local community. Applications will be distributed during the meeting and lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Executive Director Madison Mumma at madison.mumma@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Learn about internship, externship, and post-graduate opportunities with the Air Force, Navy, Army, and Coast Guard JAG Corps. Representatives from each service will share what it's like to be a JAG, including the broad range of hands-on litigation and transactional work assigned to entry-level officers. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Lunch will be served and vegetarian options will be available. If you will attend and have other dietary restrictions, email Lauren Sloan by noon on Wednesday, September 4. For further questions, contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    A panel of BLSA 2L and 3L students will discuss class preparation tips and strategies. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Garmai Gorlorwulu at garmai.gorlorwulu@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Come learn about the Federalist Society! The Federalist Society is dedicated to fostering balanced and open debate about individual freedom, limited constitutional government, and judicial restraint. The Society is about ideas, scholarship, and fostering community on campus. We do not lobby for legislation, take policy positions, or endorse nominees or candidates for public service. While overall the Society believes in limited government, its members are diverse and often hold conflicting views on a broad range of issues such as immigration, privacy rights, and criminal justice. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    Join us to learn more about how students can get involved with the work of the Duke Law Cancer Pro Bono project! We will cover what it's like to work with clients at the Duke Cancer Center under attorney supervision, as well as our required trainings, time commitments, and we will answer any questions you have! Sponsored by Cancer Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Daniel Munoz at am714@duke.edu

  • Law School 4045

    Guardian ad Litem programs are a fantastic opportunity to serve your community by advocating for children who have been placed in foster care. Each program is responsible for advocating for the best interest of hundreds of children and rely on volunteer support. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Amanda Ng at amanda.ng@lawnet.duke.edu or Meghna Batra at meghna.batra@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    All 2Ls are welcome to the first information session about clerkship applications for the class of 2021. Learn about the hiring timeline, various courts, and more. Bring your questions! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join the Duke Law and Technology Society for coffee and donuts as we get the year started! Sponsored by the Duke Law and Technology Society. For more information, please contact Gerardo Parraga at gap14@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) for our first general body meeting of the year! We look forward to welcoming the incoming LALSA students and will be providing a preview of what is in store for the rest of the academic year. The main topics to be covered will include an overview of upcoming programming, a timeline for 1L diversity fellowship applications, 1L representative positions, and additional resources to help navigate 1L year. Food will be provided. Sponsored by LALSA. For information, please contact David Yates at david.yates@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    A discussion with Duke Law's very own professor Doriane Coleman, a former international 800m competitor and expert in the Olympic Movement and sex as it relates to sport, and professor Laurence Helfer, an expert in international law, human rights, and LGBT rights. They will focus on the implications of the recent decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding two-time Olympic champion, Caster Semenya. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society, the International Law Society, OutLaw, the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and the Women Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Cody Hall (cody.hall@lawnet.duke.edu), Matt Steyl (matthew.steyl@lawnet.duke.edu), Bobby DeNault (robert.denault@lawnet.duke.edu), Zack Flagel (zachary.flagel@lawnet.duke.edu), Kaitlin Ray (kaitlin.m.ray@lawnet.duke.edu), or Christine Mullen (christine.mullen@lawnet.duke.edu).

  • Law School 3043

    Interested in earning PILF hours? Come learn how to use credit card machines in order to be eligible to volunteer in PILF merchandise sales. A representative from Duke's OIT will be there to walk us through the credit card transaction process. The training should take roughly 30 minutes, and you'll receive 0.5 hours for attending. To volunteer for PILF merchandise sales you must attend a credit card training. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Meghna Batra (meghna.batra@duke.edu)

  • Law School 4047

    LLM students are strongly encouraged to attend this special session that describes pro bono opportunities available to them while students at Duke Law School. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Sponsored by Duke Law's new Womxn of Color Collective. Our mission is to promote the empowerment, inspiration, and personal and professional development of womxn and people of color in the legal field. Enjoy donuts and coffee, meet our members, and learn about our fall programming. For more information, please contact Meghna Batra at meghna.batra@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Professor Alexandra Natapott will discuss her new book, Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal (Basic Books, 2018), which describes the powerful influence that misdemeanors exert over the entire U.S. criminal system. Sponsored by Professor Brandon Garrett and the Criminal Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Interested in becoming a law professor? Please join the Law Teaching Committee for lunch as we discuss the nuts and bolts of entering academia. 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 3043

    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. For more information, please contact Christian Bale at christian.bale@lawnet.duke.edu; Xan Belzley at alexandra.belzley@lawnet.duke.edu; or Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

  • Off-campus

    Please join some of Duke Law School's progressive student organizations for a kickoff dinner at the R.L. Rigsbee Forest Shelter (Gate F). Follow NC 751 north towards U.S. 70 and pass Kerley Road. Gate F is located on the left, immediately after Gate 12 (GPS coordinates: 36.0265, -78.9893). Representatives will chat about their pro bono work, advocacy, and upcoming events. Sponsored by National Lawyers Guild, Environmental Law Society, American Constitution Society, Law Students for Accessibility, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and Consumer Rights & Economic Justice Project. Members of the Immigrant and Refugee Assistance Project, Womxn of Color Collective, and American Civil Liberties Union will also be in attendance. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Ada Lin at adl49@lawnet.duke. If you need a ride to the event or an accommodation of any kind, please feel free to let Ada know.

Friday, September 13, 2019

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    Please join the Women Law Students Association (WLSA) for its annual kickoff event. This year's kickoff is extra special because the Class of 2022 is an unprecedented 59% women! To celebrate, we'll be on the front lawn with a lunch buffet, Locopops, yard games, music, and swag. This is great opportunity to welcome the 1Ls and for 1Ls to meet their WLSA mentors and more of the WLSA community. Sponsored by WLSA, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. For more information, please contact Christine Mullen at christine.mullen@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a conversation with Michael Gilles, Duke Law Class of 2010, who earned a JD/LLM graduate in International and Comparative Law. Mr. Gilles has been an Atttorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Dept. of State since 2010 and has worked under different administrations and for different Secretaries of State. While he has held several roles, he is currently an attorney-advisor for Iraq, Syria and the Middle East. Mr. Gilles was heavily involved in the public interest community while at Duke Law; he helped plan and run public interest retreats and was a frequent student panelist on programs. Since graduating, he has returned regularly as a speaker, instructor, and interviewer. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    This training is for students volunteering at Duke through a Pro Bono program of Legal Aid of North Carolina. All students involved with Lawyer on the Line, the Veterans Assistance Project, Consumer Rights & Economic Justice Project or the Expunction Clinic must complete the relevant components of this training, or review the recorded presentation and complete a quiz.

    Training consists of 1.5 hours of client management, 1 hour of substantive expunction training, and 1 hour of drivers license revocation training. We recommend that all students stay for as many sessions as possible, but your specific pro-bono group will identify mandatory components. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Sponsored by Lawyer on the Line, Veterans Affairs Project, Consumer Rights & Economic Justice Project, and the Expunction Clinic. For more information please contact Andrew Hayes (andrew.r.hayes@lawnet.duke.edu).

  • Law School 3041

    Dean Abrams will present a State of the School address to the staff of Duke Law School. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information please contact Rachel Ferebee at Rachel.Ferebee@law.duke.edu

  • Sociology-Psychology 130 (Zener)

    Please join us for a guest speaker event on Friday, 9/13/19 from 3-4 pm in Zener (Soc/Psy 130) followed by a reception in the P&N gathering space (Soc/Psy 239) from 4-4:30 pm.

    Gerd Gigerenzer, Ph.D., Director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

  • Off-campus

    Join the progressives at the law school for a night of reflection and barbecue! Join 2Ls and 3Ls as we unpack the first few weeks of law school and what it means to be a law student before migrating to the grill/smoker for dinner with faculty and staff. We'll help you keep your head on straight as you navigate Duke Law while trying to be a public interest/social justice movement lawyer. Co-Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild and Duke Bar Association. For more information, including the address, please contact Jon Choi at jjc69@duke.edu.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

  • See description

    Join the Environmental Law Society for a short hike along the banks of the Eno River! Meet us at 9am at the Fews Ford Eno River State Park Ranger Station. Our hike will be 1.5 miles round trip with an option to extend to 4.1 miles. Please be sure to bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen! Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Jonathan Choi at jjc69@duke.edu.

Monday, September 16, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join us for lunch to learn more about the International Law Society (ILS) and how you can get involved! ILS promotes social and academic interaction among Duke Law students who are interested in the various aspects of public and private international law. ILS sponsors social activities, speakers, and symposia that encourage cultural exchange and academic discussion, and generally provides a forum through which members may pursue their interests in developing a career in international law. For more information, contact Matt Steyl at matthew.steyl@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Come to learn more about the experience of navigating law school and the legal field as a public interest student of color. How does the path differ in comparison to a career in private practice? What barriers or challenges are common to students of color pursuing these careers? Why should I stick with my desire to work in government or public interest? Come hear from a panel of attorneys who have already been in your shoes! Panelists will include attorneys from: the Public Defender Services of the District of Columbia, the North Carolina Office of the Attorney General, the ACLU of North Carolina, the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, the Duke Law Civil Justice Clinic, and the Durham City Attorney. This event is sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Christopher Meadows at ccm58@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Join JLSA for bagels with Duke and UNC's Chabad for Graduate Students. Come and go as you please and nosh on some bagels and shmear (and maybe lox!). For more information, please contact Zack Flagel (zachary.flagel@duke.edu) or Amanda Soled (amanda.soled@duke.edu)

  • Law School 3043

    First of two mandatory training sessions for new Cance Pro Bono Project (CPBP) volunteers, focusing on legal background and types of documents available. RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3EsDR2UWrFAmTQN by 5pm 9/9. Dinner will be served. Sponsored by Cancer Pro Bono Project. For more information, please contact Hadley Dreibelbis at hadley.dreibelbis@lawnet.duke.edu, Daniel Munoz at anthonydaniel.munoz@lawnet.duke.edu, or Becki Thompson at becki.thompson@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    Please join the South Asian Law Student Association in starting off the school year. Come meet our members and learn about our mentorship program and events. All students interested in being involved with SALSA are welcome! Dinner will be served. Sponsored by SALSA. For more information, please contact Ishrath Ahmed at ija6@duke.edu

  • Law School 4044

    A team from Duke Law will compete with hundreds of law schools from around the world in The Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Teams will submit written memorials in the winter and present oral argument in Vienna or Hong Kong in the spring. At this information session, Duke's Vis team coaches and former participants will present information on the substance and format of the moot to students interested in joining the team. Speaking and non-speaking roles are available. JDs and LLMs are eligible to participate, so long as they are not yet licensed to practice law. For more information, please contact Head Coach, Professor Mellske (ryan.mellske@duke.edu).

  • See description

    Interested in connecting with students interested in the government or public sector in a more informal setting? Join the Government and Public Service Society at Hi-Wire Brewing for our fall social! Hang out and connect with public interest focused students from all class years. Food will be provided! Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Megan Mallonee at megan.mallonee@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    Join Miguel Bordo and the Media Services team as we go over Warpwire, the Duke integrated image, video, and audio publishing platform. It can be used as a content manager, an archive, and for playback. Learn how to upload, record, share and organize your content. Warpwire is fully integrated with Sakai and can be used to host podcasts and create RSS feeds. Anyone with a valid Net ID has access and can start creating and sharing with groups, courses, and non-Duke users. Please register to assure a seat: https://training.oit.duke.edu/enroll/common/events/20 Training will take place in the Law Library's Flexible Learning Space, Room 3210. Sponsored by Academic Technologies. For more information, please contact Media Services at media@law.duke.edu.

  • 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 4045

    John Knox, Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human rights and the Environment. Prof. Knox will discuss his work as Special Rapporteur, including initiatives on climate change and human rights, as well as a call for the global recognition of the human right to a healthy environment. This event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Environmental Law Society, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Law Environmental Law Policy Clinic, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • 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. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    If/When/How is an organization dedicated to achieving reproductive justice for all individuals. Come to this introduction meeting where we will provide an overview of the organization's goals, initiatives, upcoming events and ways to be involved. Sponsored by If/When/How. For more information, please contact Adrienne Jackson at alj51@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Interested in earning PILF hours? Come learn how to use credit card machines in order to be eligible to volunteer in PILF merchandise sales. A representative from Duke's OIT will be there to walk us through the credit card transaction process. The training should take roughly 30 minutes, and you'll receive 0.5 hours for attending. To volunteer for PILF merchandise sales you must attend a credit card training. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Meghna Batra (meghna.batra@duke.edu)

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join John Knox, Wake Forest Law and former Special Rapporteur, for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session, in the Goodson Law Library's Riddick Rare Book Room, to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with our speaker. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Space is limited - please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.Please note that the Rare Book Room is kept colder than normal, and that food and drinks are not permitted.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Come to our information session to learn more about what the Business Law Society is, what we do, how we can help you make the most of your 1L year and beyond, and the exciting opportunities for involvement that we offer 1Ls! We facilitate relationships between students and law firms, we host lunch sessions to help you decode legal recruiting, we provide opportunities to get to know professionals, and we'll get you ready for your 1L and 2L summer job searches. We also host the number one student-run networking event that provides a unique opportunity for students to develop relationships with partners and firms. If you're interested in working for a firm, think you might be interested in working for a firm, or aren't quite sure what you want to do with your legal career, please stop by for some free lunch and information about one of the most important clubs at Duke Law. Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Adrienne Jackson at alj51@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    This program will provide an overview of CPDC resources for finding international opportunities overseas. The topics discussed will include the array of international options available, including law firms, international organizations, and NGOS and how to find and apply for them. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Lunch will be served. For more information please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Duke Immigrant Refugee Project and the Duke chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union and American Constitution Society for a joint kickoff event. You will have the chance to learn about the activities of all three organizations and sign up for each listserv. You'll also learn about some exciting upcoming volunteer opportunities. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project, American Civil Liberties Union, and American Constitution Society. Please contact Maryam Kanna at maryam.kanna@lawnet.duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4045

    LANC attorney, D.J. Dore will provide Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) members with the necessary training needed to assist military veterans with disability claims, discharge upgrades and other legal issues. Dinner will be provided. Sponsored by Veterans Assistance Project - Pro Bono Group. For more information, please contact Kristen Casey at kristen.casey@duke.edu or Bill Fris at william.fris@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    LALSA and WOCC will be hosting Judge Yvonne Rodriguez to help kickoff Latinx Heritage Month and provide students with a overview of her broad range of experiences within the legal field, ranging from private practice to the judiciary. She will also discuss how her identity as a woman of color and as a Latinx individual has shaped her career path. We encourage participation as Judge Rodriguez will open up the floor to take questions from students seeking advice as to their own paths. Judge Yvonne Rodriguez currently serves on the Eighth Court of Appeals in Texas and teaches at the University of Texas in the Criminal Justice Department. Sponsored by LALSA, WOCC and the Clerkship Office. For information, please contact David Yates at david.yates@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join the Innocence Project to learn about the ethics of investigating claims of innocence, and how these claims get filed and appealed as we walk through the requirements of claims for relief and the potential pitfalls in investigating these cases. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Madison Mumma at madison.mumma@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The Program in Public Law, the Federalist Society, and the American Constitution Society are sponsoring a Supreme Court Wrap-up and Preview to discuss the major cases from October Term 2018 and the new cases for the upcoming Term. Panelists include Professor Dan Epps from Washington University in St. Louis (of the First Mondays Podcast), and Duke Law Professors Guy Charles, Lisa Griffin, and Stephen Sachs. Professor Marin Levy will moderate. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the PProgram in Public Law, the Federalist Society, and the American Constitution Society. For more information, contact Marlen Iraheta at marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    After the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, a growing number of national security experts have called for the U.S. government to treat the threat from white-nationalists like the threat from Islamist extremism. But the locus of these efforts, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs which supplement counterterrorism tactics with initiatives to divert Americans at risk of extremist ideologies comes with major civil liberties challenges. Mike German, Fellow at the Brennan Center at NYU Law School, whistleblower and former undercover FBI agent, and David Schanzer, Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security and Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy will be discussants. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Andrew Lindsay at andrew.lindsay@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Professor Scott Gaylord of Elon University School of Law will discuss some of the most interesting and important cases coming before the Supreme Court this term. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Aaron Sanders at aaron.sanders@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join Oleg Kobelev for an interactive presentation on crafting American-style resume. Career Counselors will be on hand to provide individualized feedback to students who bring draft copies of their resumes to the workshop. This session is mandatory for LLM students who plan to participate in the annual LLM Job Fair in January 2020. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and International Studies Office. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at Isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia area alumni, parents, and friends are warmly invited to join us for this special program to meet Duke Law School Dean Kerry Abrams. Remarks by Dean Abrams will begin at 6:30 p.m. This event is coordinated by the Duke Law School Alumni and Development Office. For more information please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

    Join us for a discussion among Duke Professors Jeff Swanson & Kristin Goss and North Carolina State Representative Marcia Morey about Extreme Risk Protection Order laws (also known as "Red Flag" laws). These laws allow courts to order a person who poses an imminent risk to himself or others to temporarily surrender his firearms to law enforcement. Jake Charles, the executive director of the law school's Center for Firearms Law, will moderate the discussion about the law, history, policy, and effectiveness of this type of legislation. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law. Contact Allison Rackley allison.rackley@law.duke.edu for more information.

Friday, September 20, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    This will be training for the members of the Innocence project. Each of the groups will then break up to determine goals and get started on work for the semester. Sponsored by the Innocence Project. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Madison Mumma at madison.mumma@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Duke Middle East North Africa Law Student Association (MENALSA) for our first event of the year, a lunchtime meet-and-greet that will include food and beverages from the MENA region. Sponsored by the Duke Middle East North Africa Law Student Association. For more information, please contact Adrineh Shakelian at adrineh.shakelian@duke.edu.

  • See description

    The Duke Center on Law & Technology invites you to the 2019 Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day at the Duke I&E Bullpen (215 Morris Street, Suite 300). Duke Law Tech Lab's early-stage legal tech companies will pitch their business to the audience and judges. Vote for your favorite; monetary prizes are given to the audience favorite and the judges' top ranked teams. Come celebrate with us; enjoy food, drinks, and networking. Doors open at 5:30 pm and program runs 6 pm - 8:30 pm. Limited space; RSVP required: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bfw4cgSEVwmZeZv. This event is sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Tech, Latham & Watkins, LexisNexis, and Travelers, the Philip Edward McCarthy Memorial Funds for Law & Technology, along with NC Community Sponsors, Lawyers Mutual and Smith Anderson. For more information, visit http://www.dukelawtechlab.com/demo-day/ or please contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

  • Off-campus

    Students of all class years are invited to join us for the annual Public Interest Retreat. It is a day of fun, community and learning that culminates in s'mores around the campfire after a casual dinner. The Public Interest Retreat provides an opportunity for public interest and government-minded students to meet and mingle, engage with each other and hear from alumni. This year's retreat will be held at the lovely Camp New Hope in Chapel Hill, NC. Please sign up by September 17th. See our website (https://law.duke.edu/publicinterest/retreat/) for more information and please sign-up (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemmJmnDnDkzFqjwxe0nT2ksTCBUF7…) by Tuesday, September 17th. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the Career and Professional Development Center, the Government and Public Service Society and the Public Interest Law Foundation. Please email Dean Stella Boswell with questions (boswell@law.duke.edu).

Monday, September 23, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Join the International Studies Office for the kickoff to International Week. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4000

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

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Come join the Duke Law Technology Society for our first general body meeting of the year! We look forward to meeting individuals who are interested in technology law. We will give a brief overview of DLTS, introduce our board members, DLTS events for the upcoming school year, and information regarding 1L representatives. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Center of Law and Tech. For more information, please contact George Zhu at xgz@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    JLSA is excited to welcome Judge Mark Davis, the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice in North Carolina. Learn about Judaism in the Judiciary as he talks about the links between the Torah and our modern legal system. Stick around to ask him your questions! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Jewish Law Student Association. For more information, please contact Zack Flagel (zachary.flagel@duke.edu) or Amanda Soled (amanda.soled@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3041

    1Ls are constantly asked whether they are leaning towards transactional law or litigation. While we see examples of litigation on t.v. what does it mean to practice transactional law? Come join the Transactional Law Society to find out! During this information session, we will discuss the basics of transactional law, how to apply to be a 1L representative of the Transactional Law Society, and introduce early information for Duke's Annual Transactional Law Competition. This information session is sponsored by the Transactional Law Society and will include lunch! Please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu or Chelsea Carlson at chelsea.carlson@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3043

    Second of two mandatory training sessions for new Cancer Pro Bono Project (CPBP) volunteers, focusing on client interaction. RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8rhz1oXvDYTNMLb by 5pm 9/18. Dinner will be served. Sponsored by Cancer Pro Bono Project. For more information, please contact Hadley Dreibelbis at hadley.dreibelbis@lawnet.duke.edu, Daniel Munoz at anthonydaniel.munoz@lawnet.duke.edu, or Becki Thompson at becki.thompson@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    You are invited to attend StreetLaw Kickoff event. Open to all interested in StreetLaw to meet and interact with the current board, sign up to attend lessons at the Youth Home, fill out background paperwork, and enjoy coffee and doughnuts. Sponsored by StreetLaw at the Durham County Youth Home. For more information, please contact Francis Liesman at fxl2@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come to the first PILF merchandise sale on Tuesday, September 24th! Buy Duke Law branded gifts and clothing that you can't get anywhere else. All proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation! For more information, please contact Meghna at meghna.batra@duke.edu or Ellie at mes104@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 4045

    UUnsure how you want to spend next summer? Come check out our discussion about the 1L job search! The panel will include 2Ls that spent their summers with a wide range of legal employers--from BigLaw to public interest--and in various cities across the country. Our panelists will share some insight into their decision and application processes, their experiences this summer, and tips to help guide you through your decision. A QA will close out the discussion. Sponsored by the Latin American Law Students Association, the Middle East North Africa Law Students Association, and the South Asian Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Andrea Boutros at andrea.boutros@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join Feng Xue, the head of Katten's China practice and chief representative and managing partner of the firm's Shanghai office, for a wide-ranging conversation about the future landscape of bilateral trade relationship and investments in China and the U.S. Mr. Xue will touch upon his career as a highly successful corporate lawyer in the United States and China and offer advice and tips to students interested in pursuing globally focused legal careers with a focus on Asia. Lunch will be provided. 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 at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Are you a 2L or 3L interested in joining the Moot Court Board? Come learn about the Dean's Cup, Duke Law's premier appellate advocacy competition for 2Ls and 3Ls. Sponsored by Duke Law's Moot Court Board. For more information, contact the Dean's Cup Coordinators at deanscup@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

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

  • 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. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Wesley Rhodes at wesley.rhodes@law.duke.edu.

  • Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room

    Artificial intelligence (AI) can reduce costs, improve efficiency, and potentially improve accuracy in many critical areas of life that impact humans. And yet, many of the tools of AI lack transparency, have inherent biases, and are difficult to govern. Where does this leave society and what are some of the known and unknown risks of what has come to be known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution underwritten by AI? This discussion will focus on AI and its implications for changes in humanity, the need for greater transparency, the growing use of AI in critical areas of decision-making, the importance of safeguarding against biases, explore issues about privacy, safety and security, and the future of work.

    This session is part of the Duke + Data Science (+DS) program. To learn more, please visit https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Moot Court Board for the final round of the Jessup Cup moot court competition. The Jessup Cup finalists will argue a closed-universe international law problem before a mock International Court of Justice. The finalists will be judged by Professors Bradley, Helfer, and Huckerby. Dinner will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Christian Bale at christian.bale@lawnet.duke.edu, Xan Belzley at alexandra.belzley@lawnet.duke.edu, or Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for lunch and a panel discussion to explore opportunities for employment in international law. Learn about international internship opportunities, how to network with legal experts from around the world, practice in other legal systems and cultures, become active in international organizations and societies, and how to develop legal and interpersonal skills. Sponsored by the International Studies Office, the International Law Society, and American Bar Association Section of International Law. For more information, please contact Matt Steyl at matthew.steyl@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Are you a 2L or 3L interested in joining the Moot Court Board? Come learn about the Dean's Cup, Duke Law's premier appellate advocacy competition for 2Ls and 3Ls. Sponsored by Duke Law's Moot Court Board. For more information, contact the Dean's Cup Coordinators at deanscup@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Scott Kupor, the Chief Operating Officer of Andreessen Horowitz (a $6+ billion venture capital fund) and a lecturer at Stanford Law, will speak with students about his experience in law and VC. His new book, Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It, was published in June 2019 as a How To Guide for entrepreneurs pursuing and interacting with venture capitalists. Mr. Kupor is also the former Chairman and Executive Board Member of the National Venture Capital Association. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Law Entrepreneurship, the Business Law Society, the Law & Entrepreneurship Society, and the The Center for Institutional and Organizational Performance. For more information, please contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean Kerry Abrams. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Seating is limited; please RSVP to the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Law School 3037

    Working for a judge is a unique legal experience. Attend this program to learn more about post-graduate judicial clerkships, what the job entails, and the benefits to you. 1Ls can learn about the resources the Law School provides to students. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 3043

    This will be a training for the members of the Duke Immigration & Refugee Project (DIRP) who are interested in counseling detained asylum-seekers at Alamance County Jail. In particular, DIRP and Duke's Immigrant Rights Clinic are starting a partnership with local organization Mí Maletín to meet with detained individuals in jail, discuss their cases, advise them on their rights and help them prepare for the critical next steps to seek safety and stability in the U.S. The training will be conducted by veteran immigration litigator Atenas Burrola and clinical professor Kate Evans. Sponsored by DIRP and Immigrant Rights Clinic. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/2qyh6pnkWs126ESo6. For more information, please contact DH Nam at dn78@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 spicy dish, best vegetarian dish, best dish on a public interest salary, and most representative of your home country. 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 26, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Join Michael Dreeben JD'81, former U.S. Deputy Solicitor General, and Dean Kerry Abrams as they discuss their lives in the law. From 1988 through 2019, Michael served in the Office of Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice, first as an Assistant to the Solicitor General and then as a Deputy Solicitor General. As Deputy Solicitor General from 1994 to 2019, he supervised the criminal docket for the United States in the U.S. Supreme Court and argued 105 cases before the Court. In June 2017, Michael was detailed to Office of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, where he served counselor to the Special Counsel in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and obstruction of justice. In that capacity, he successfully represented the Special Counsel's Office in federal court against legal challenges to its authority. He is now a Distinguished Lecturer from Government at the Georgetown University Law Center. Bag lunches will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean and Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Rachel Ferebee at rachel.ferebee@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean Kerry Abrams. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Seating is limited; please RSVP to the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs

  • Law School Star Commons

    Reception for the students enrolled in the PIPS Certificate Program, their faculty mentors, and invited guests. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

  • San Francisco, CA

    The Duke Law Club is excited to present a wide ranging panel discussion exploring the current ethical and legal issues surrounding use of the current and evolving CRISPR technology. This event is coordinated by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    This International Week event will give you the chance to hear from international legal tech companies about their products as well as the leaders' career paths into legal tech. Join us for dinner and connect virtually with companies around the world. If you are unable to attend in person, you are also able to join remotely via Zoom; please register in advance: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/93aa4c8b7560e6ae34538d7d4481ef37. Sponsored by the Duke Law Career Center, the Duke Center on Law Technology, and Duke Law International Studies. For more information, please contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 27, 2019

  • Law School 3037

    For information on the schedule of events for the fall symposium, please visit: https://lcp.law.duke.edu/gun-rights/. Sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law. For more information, please contact Allison Rackley at allison.rackley@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Considering a career as a public defender, or just want to learn more about career paths or internships in criminal law? Join Colorado Public Defender Tina Fang for a discussion of careers in public defense. Food will be provided. Sponsored by the Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Juliet Park at Juliet.park@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) for our first general body meeting of the year! We look forward to welcoming the new APALSA students and will be providing a preview of what is in store for the rest of the academic year. The main topics to be covered will include an overview of upcoming programming, a timeline for 1L diversity fellowship applications, an introduction of our newly appointed 1L representatives, and additional resources to help navigate 1L year. Food will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA and DBA. Please contact DH Nam at dn78@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join us as we explore wellness through the tea tasting! A variety of tea (green tea, white tea, oolong tea, black tea, etc.) and herbs (hibiscus, chrysanthemum, rose hips, chamomile, etc.) will be available for you to create your own tea bag. Cold-brew tea will also be servedSponsored by International Studies. For more information please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu

Sunday, September 29, 2019

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    Bring in the Jewish New Year with JLSA! As in years past, JLSA is organizing a potluck dinner at Lofts of Lakeview common area to celebrate the holiday. Please feel free to bring a side dish, dessert, or beverage (no more than $5-10). Significant others, roommates, and friends (Jewish or not) are invited and encouraged. Sponsored by Jewish Law Student Association. For more information, please contact Amanda Soled (Amanda.soled@duke.edu) or Zack Flagel (zachary.flagel@duke.edu).

Monday, September 30, 2019

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join the Law and Entrepreneurship Society for Coffee and Donuts to learn more about the Law and Entrepreneurship Society, as well as other entrepreneurial initiatives around the law school. The Law and Entrepreneurship Society allows students to engage with lawyers, faculty members, funders, and founders and learn more about being and entrepreneurial lawyer. Sponsored by the Law and Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Jon Bass at jbb76@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 3037

    Interested in human rights issues or pursuing a career in human rights law? Join the Human Rights Law Society (HRLS) for our first meeting of the year. HRLS provides a forum for students interested in human rights to share their ideas, put on events, and discuss human rights issues. Learn how to apply to become part of the 2019-2020 HRLS board. Open to all students, including LLMs. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Cody Hall at cody.hall@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    Information will be provided regarding the Bar Exam and representatives will be available to answer any questions, including how the Kaplan course differs from other bar prep companies. Sponsored by Kaplan Bar Review. For more information, please contact Renata Gomez at rg204@duke.edu

  • Law School 3000

    Are you interested in video games, board games, or card games? Have you thought about those things in the context of the law? Have you ever been curious about what a legal career in the video gaming industry might look like? If any of these apply to you, join the Interactive Entertainment Law Society for our first kickoff event as we celebrate the creation of this new community and set an agenda for what we want to accomplish this year. Sponsored by the Interactive Entertainment Law Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Jerome Grant III at jg407@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, will speak about her career working with Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Department of the Treasury. Sponsored by the Center for Law, Ethics and National Security. Lunch will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Courtney Smith at courtney.smith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4055

    Interested in working in one of the fastest growing and most radically changing industries? Join attorneys from Covington & Burling LLP and Womble Bond Dickinson for a panel discussion on the various career avenues available to those interested in the healthcare industry. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Courtney Suggs at courtney.suggs@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Charlene Reiss and Duke Law alum Libby Coles will discuss the prevalence of human trafficking in North Carolina, factors that contribute to it in our state, as well as local and state-wide efforts to combat it. Lunch will be provided. Charlene Reiss is the Durham Sexual Assault Response Team and Human Trafficking Services Coordinator at Durham Crisis Response Center. Libby Coles is Founder, Executive Director, and Managing Attorney of JusticeMatters and chair of the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission. Sponsored by Duke Law by Design. For more information contact Cas Laskowski (cml91@duke.edu) or Kelli Raker (kelli.raker@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4000

    Join us to get involved with Duke Law's annual sketch comedy show. We will discuss writing opportunities, show examples of previous year's sketches, and review all the projects leading up to the annual spring sketch comedy production. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Duke Law Revue and DBA. For more information, please contact Andrew Hayes at andrew.r.hayes@lawnet.duke.edu or Bradley Schupack at bradley.schupack@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Duke Law Students for Accessibility will host a lunch¿panel on mental health and wellness challenges in law school and in the profession with Professor Daniel Bowling, SDAO Case Manager Nikki Stovall, CAPS Staff Psychologist Marvice Marcus, Sherry Honeycutt Everett, Legal and Policy Director at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and 2L Garmai Gorlorwulu.Topics will include what to do if you come into law school with a preexisting mental health issue,how students can take care of themselves and each other, and where to go for accommodations and other resources and what to do if you're struggling while studying for the bar or at work. Sponsored by Law Students for Accessibility, Womxn of Color Collective, National Lawyers Guild, and the Human Rights Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

  • Law School 4055

    Join the Duke Food Law Society (FLS) for our first kickoff event! We look forward to welcoming all interested students to the first meeting of our newly chartered student organization focused on current food law and policy issues related to the environment, health, agriculture, food safety, and food waste. Join our network of students, professionals and food-lovers as we celebrate our new community and discuss exciting ideas for events and programming throughout this academic year. Sponsored by the Duke Food Law Society. For more information, please contact Bridget Eklund at bridget.eklund@duke.edu

  • Law School 3171

    1Ls: Interested in transactional law or working with startups? 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, Program Director Erika Buell, and academic advisor and Assistant Dean Amanda Lacoff to learn more about the value of this program, curricular requirements, and how to apply for the program. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here by Friday, September 27: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6EyMiGGH6zh0LCR 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 3043

    Join members of the law school faculty for a panel discussion about their clerkship experiences. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join NSLS for our first meeting of the semester. We'll tell you more about the organization, upcoming events this semester, and how to attend some of the great conferences we go to every year! Sponsored by National Security Law Society. For more information, please contact Ellie Studdard (mes104@duke.edu).

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Is vaping better than traditional smoking? Do e-cigarettes help with smoking cessation? Join us to learn about the controversial rise in vaping technology use, the nationwide outbreak of linked respiratory illnesses, and the recent calls for regulatory oversight. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/vaping-crisis-or-lost-opportu…. Sponsored by Duke Initiative for Science & Society. For more information, please contact Professor Thomas Williams at thomas.wilson.williams@duke.edu. RSVP to scienceandsociety@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    New Zealand Court of Appeal Justice David Collins discusses proposals to expand the United States Supreme Court and the principal arguments against court packing. Justice Collins is a 2018 graduate of Duke Law's Master of Judicial Studies program and is visiting Duke as the Bolch Judicial Institute's Distinguished Judge in Residence. Lunch from Enzo's will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute and the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Duke Law Innocence Project for a panel discussion on International Wrongful Conviction Day, featuring Dontae Sharpe. - International Wrongful Conviction Day is a day to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families. Wrongful Conviction Day began as an effort of the Innocence Network, an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted, working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions, and supporting the exonerated after they are freed. This is the fifth annual day. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, contact Madison Mumma at madison.mumma@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us to hear from Ilya Shapiro, Director of the Cato Institute's Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, and Duke Law Professor Sara Sun Beale as they discuss federalism and marijuana regulation, including the constitutional, state law enforcement, and potential foreign policy issues implicated in the federalism concerns around marijuana legalization. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Jamie Cole, Environmental Justice, Air, and Materials Policy Manager at the North Carolina Conservation Network, will speak about environmental justice issues in North Carolina. Cole was recognized by Grist Magazine in 2019 as one of the 50 people most effective in helping to solve great challenges facing Planet Earth. Sponsored by Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Duke University Environmental Justice Network, and the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Claire Hermann at claire.hermann@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Ever wanted to go to Israel? Looking for spring break plans? Come learn about the 5th annual Duke Law Spring Break Israel Trip! Each year a group of Duke Law students plan a student-led, privately funded trip to Israel during spring break. The trip is almost fully funded (students are only responsible for own flight tickets and a small security deposit). It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour a culturally, historically, and politically fascinating (and challenging) country and meet some of the people shaping the future of this important region. All students (including LLMs, SJDs, and visiting scholars) are invited! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law Israel Experience. For more information, please contact Roxanne Degens at Roxanne.degens@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Why has judicial review in the United States evolved into such a vastly different concept than judicial review in the UK and most other common law jurisdictions? New Zealand Court of Appeal Justice David Collins offers a comparative analysis. Justice Collins is a 2018 graduate of Duke Law's Master of Judicial Studies program and is visiting Duke as the Bolch Judicial Institute's Distinguished Judge in Residence. Lunch from Guasaca will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute and the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join us for a conversation with Justin M. Pearson, Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice's Florida Office. Mr. Pearson will discuss FDA and state government regulation of what food companies can call their products, such as Mississippi's regulatory ban of the terms "veggie burgers" and "vegan hot dogs." Mr. Pearson is currently the lead attorney in a lawsuit challenging Mississippi's ban. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society and the Duke Food Law Society. For more information, please contact Aaron Sanders at aaron.sanders@duke.edu.

Friday, October 04, 2019

  • Law School 4055

    Feeling awkward about raising your hand? Not sure how to ask the right questions? Wondering why the same person always gets called on? Class participation helps the learning process, for developing oral skills as attorneys, for ensuring that a diverse cross-section of students and ideas are represented in the classroom, to develop relationships with professors, and often, because it factors into grades. All are welcome for a workshop discussing specific strategies you can use each day in class for effective participation in 1L classes, as well as alternatives for getting to know your professors. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by WLSA and WOCC. For more information, contact Sarah Laws (sarah.laws@duke.edu).

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    On Friday, October 4, Duke professor Lee Reiners, who also directs the Law School's Global Financial Markets Center, will speak on "The Promise and Peril of Facebook's New Cryptocurrency". Duke Law alumni and interested applicants are invited to join Associate Dean Jennifer D'Arcy Maher for this lecture. Location: 2do piso Facultad de Derecho UC, Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago de Chile. For additional information and to RSVP, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 05, 2019

  • Law School 4th Floor Loggia

    The Duke Law Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono in partnership with the NC Bar foundation will host a Wills for Heroes event. Students will work in pairs and be supervised by a NC licensed attorney to assist local first-responders, military veterans and active duty military personnel with preparation of life planning documents. This project is limited to 24 students. A sign-up link will be added to this description soon. A light continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Sponsored by the office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Monday, October 07, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • 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.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    The Staff Programs and Professional Development Committee invites the Law School staff to get together and socialize with each other during fall break. Take some time to have refreshments and say hi to your colleagues. Sponsored by Staff Programs and Professional Development. For more information, please contact Deb Kinney at kinney@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

  • French Family Science Center 2231

    Achieving machine learning's significant potential to promote innovative, trustworthy outcomes will require that relevant legal levers, including intellectual property, liability, privacy, and agency-specific regulation, be calibrated appropriately. This session will provide an overview of key legal regimes and proposals for calibration. For example, in high-risk areas like health, how much disclosure regarding how a model was trained do regulatory agencies like the FDA or adopters in the marketplace need in order to trust the model's outputs? How do we balance the benefits of transparent data with risks to privacy and trade secrecy needs? Who should bear financial responsibility if and when a model makes mistakes?

    This session is part of the Duke + Data Science (+DS) program in-person learning experiences (IPLEs). To learn more, please visit https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • Law School 3041

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

Friday, October 11, 2019

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 3000

    By invitation only. Sponsored by Professor Brandon Garrett and Arnold Ventures. For more information please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

  • Law School 4055

    Join Themis Bar Review for an informational LLM lunch session. We will answer your questions about the Bar Exam and discuss using Themis to prepare for the bar exam as an LLM student. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Themis Director Kayla Kanary at kayla.kanary@themisbar.com by Wednesday, October 9th. Sponsored by Themis Bar Review. For more information, please contact Kayla Kanary at kayla.kanary@themisbar.com.

  • Law School 3043

    Join BARBRI to learn about the bar exam, what to expect during the bar review course, and how BARBRI's unique experience will help you pass the exam. The bar exam seems far away, but learning about the exam and how BARBRI's unique and innovative course is here to help you every step of the way will make your life much less stressful after graduation! Food will be provided! RSVP's appreciated for determining sauce count from Chick-fil-A! Sponsored by BARBRI. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Jonathan Augustin at jonathan.augustin@barbri.com.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a Supreme Court Moot in Allen v. Cooper with Ryan Park, Deputy Solicitor General of North Carolina. The case raises the question of whether Congress validly abrogated state sovereign immunity via the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act in providing remedies for authors of original expression whose federal copyrights are infringed by states. Professors Curt Bradley, Maggie Lemos, and Steve Sachs will make up the panel. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean Kerry Abrams. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Seating is limited; please RSVP to the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Law School 4042

    Diversity and inclusion efforts in the workplace continue to be critical to the success of diverse attorneys, as well as to the integrity of the legal profession at large. Hear thoughts about strategies for diverse attorneys' success and the achievement of inclusion, at both the individual and institutional level, from two veteran diversity and corporate responsibility professionals with backgrounds in big law and corporate America. Hedieh Fakhriyazdi is Associate Director of Global Diversity and Social Responsibility at the law firm Weil, Gotshal Manges LLP. Lia Cartagena is the firm's Manager of Social Responsibility. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu with any questions.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    Join co-directors Rachel Brewster and Larry Helfer, law school administrators, and current JD-LLM students to learn about the joint JD and Masters (LLM) in International and Comparative Law. The JD-LLM program enables students to obtain both degrees in three years (and one month abroad during their 1L summer). The deadline for applying to the joint degree program is November 2. Students apply to the joint degree program during the first semester of their 1L year. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Christina Cameron at christina.cameron@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Please join us for the second group meeting of OutLaw and its Board members to discuss upcoming law school events, introduce 1L representatives, and get information about October social outings. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by OutLaw. For more information, please contact Bobby DeNault at rjd32@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Curious about what it means to be a litigation attorney? How often do they go to court? Is it exactly like what you see on TV? Please come join the Business Law Society and Alexis Coll-Very (Partner, Simpson Thacher), Nick Hailey (Senior Associate, Covington), Sarah Krajewski (Associate, Winston & Strawn), Mason Roberts (Associate, Foley & Lardner), and Anand Sithian (Associate, Paul Weiss), to find out the answers to these questions- and more! This panel will give you insight into what it actually means to be a litigation attorney. Sponsored by Business Law Society, Simpson Thacher, Covington, Winston & Strawn, Foley & Lardner, and Paul Weiss. For more information, please contact Adrienne Jackson at alj51@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Students interested in pursuing externships, both here in the Triangle area and away from North Carolina, should come to this informative session, where Professor Anne Gordon will discuss where to find externships, how to fit an externship into your schedule, how externships interact with clinics, and why externships are a critical part of your legal education. Professor Gordon will answer questions about Duke in D.C., Individual Externships, and Faculty-Mentored externships, and you will also have the chance to hear from current and former externs about their experiences. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Duke Externships Program. For more information, contact Anne Gordon, Director Externships, at agordon@law.duke.edu

Thursday, October 17, 2019

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Come join Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA) in an event celebrating Latinx Heritage Month by stopping by for some coffee and Mexican pastries. Sponsored by LALSA. For more information, please contact Mario Moreno at mario.n.moreno@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a panel discussion of campus sexual assault. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Christine Mullen at christine.mullen@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join us for a conversation with Kathy Hibbs, Esq., Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer of 23andMe, and Dani Abada, Fintech Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, about their careers and finding success as a woman in the tech industry. Moderated by Professor Arti Rai. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association, the Duke Law Technology Society, Duke Center on Law & Technology, and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. For more information, please contact Christine Mullen at christine.mullen@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join us for a conversation with Professor Scott Gaylord of Elon Law and Professor William Marshall of UNC Law. The panelists will discuss both of the Constitution's religion clauses, explaining how the Supreme Court significantly altered its Establishment Clause analysis last term and how it may be soon turning its attention to the Free Exercise Clause. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law, the Federalist Society, and the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Aaron Sanders at aaron.sanders@duke.edu.

Friday, October 18, 2019

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    Working with facilitators from IBM and local human trafficking specialists, a small interdisciplinary group will use design thinking methodology to explore new ways to help human trafficking survivors and the community organizations that serve them. The event will be hosted at IBM's Design Thinking Studio in the RTP. Sponsored by Duke Law by Design. Space is limited. Please, RSVP by emailing Cas Laskowski at cml91@duke.edu.

  • Washington, DC

    Please join us for a reception to recognize DC area Duke Law School alumni practicing in public service and public interest law. Come and share information and advice about your work with current Duke Law students who will be in D.C. for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair or who are participating in the Duke in DC externship program.

    Special thanks to Kirkland & Ellis LLP for hosting.

Monday, October 21, 2019

  • Law School 4000

    Russ Flicker, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of AWH Partners, will discuss his winding career path--from a firm to a startup to Blackstone and more--and how his legal education helped him at each step along the way. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Law & Entrepreneurship Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Meredith Thompson at meredith.h.thompson@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Learn about Duke's Trial Practice classes available this spring. Please join two Trial Practice instructors, Professors Don Beskind and Tom Maher, and Trial Practice alum, John Hoffman, former trial attorney for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Acting Attorney General for the State of New Jersey and current Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. 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.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Heather Huntley will discuss her career as senior attorney at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Sponsored by the Center for Law, Ethics and National Security. Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4040

    Please join us for a demonstration of our Bar Prep course! Sponsored by Kaplan. For more Information, Please contact Scot Goins at scot.goins@kaplan.com.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

  • Law School 3037

    Legendary First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams has been counsel in numerous notable cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including representing the New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case and Senator Mitch McConnell in Citizens United. Joined by Professor Nicole Ligon, Mr. Abrams will weigh in on the timely topics of campus speech, fake news, press relations in the current administration, and other trends concerning free expression. Co-sponsored by the First Amendment Clinic at Duke Law, the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Melynn Glusman at melynn.glusman@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 4045

    A panel of 2L and 3L students will be discussing tips and strategies for applying to your summer job. This is an opportunity to get your questions answered about navigating the 1L job search (from application timing to building a list of firms/opportunities). Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Black Law Students Association (BLSA). For more information, please contact Yves Vaughan at yves.vaughan@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    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 which will cover topics such as professional attire, interview preparation, and email correspondence. The panelists will provide advice based on their interview experiences and will answer questions submitted by 1L students. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association and the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Kaitlin Phillips at kaitlin.phillips@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project (VITA) is a pro bono project at the law school that works to generate approximately 1/2 million dollars annually for the greater Durham community. Duke Law VITA volunteers prepare income tax returns for low-income area residents . Join us to learn more about how you can get involved with VITA. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information and to become involved with the VITA program, please contact student group leaders Charlie Fendrych charles.fendrych@lawnet.duke.edu, Nikki Nikova nikoleta.nikova@lawnet.duke.edu, Caleb Logan caleb.logan@lawnet.duke.edu and George Zhu xiuqi.zhu@lawnet.duke.edu

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  • Law School 3043

    Think you want to be a corporate attorney? Curious to learn what a corporate attorney does? Please come join the Business Law Society and Brendan R. Oldham (Associate, Hogan Lovells), Caroline Gottschalk (Partner, Simpson Thacher), Ryan Scofield (Associate, Sidley), and Jenny Sneed (Associate, K&L Gates) 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, DBA, Hogan Lovells, Simpson Thacher, Sidley, and K&L Gates. For more information, please contact Adrienne Jackson at alj51@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Christina Sandefur, Executive Vice President at the Goldwater Institute, and Bill Zoffer, a consultant with the Analysis Group, will be speaking on on Right to Try laws. Ms. Sandefur was a co-drafter of the 41-state Right to Try Initiative, which is now federal law. Mr. Zoffer is an expert in pharmaceutical regulatory law, enforcement, and compliance. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    As part of a day-long Virtual Reality event, our lunchtime speaker, Brandon Huffman of Odin Law and Media, will provide historical and legal context around the development and use of virtual reality, augmented reality and other emerging technologies. Sponsored by DLSIS and the Goodson Law Library. For more information, please contact the Media Services department at media@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

  • Law School 4000

    Join us for a discussion about food, farming and feminism with Dr. Gabriel Nathan Rosenberg. Dr. Rosenberg is Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and History. Broadly, Dr. Rosenberg's research investigates the historical and contemporary linkages among gender, sexuality, and the global food system. Sponsored by Duke Law Food Society, Duke Environmental Law Society, National Lawyer's Guild, and Women Law Students Association. For more information please contact Bridget Eklund at bridget.eklund@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join Duke Law professors Eisha Jain and Kate Evans for a discussion about current trends in immigration enforcement and their impact in North Carolina, including detention of asylum-seekers, cooperation between local sheriffs and ICE, immigration raids, and pressure on the immigration courts. They will also describe opportunities for Duke students to respond through the Immigrant Rights Clinic, Legal Service Trips, and pro bono projects. Lunches will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, the Immigrant Rights Clinic, and the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Constitution Society, the Latin American Law Students Association, the Middle East North Africa Law Students Association, the South Asian Law Student Association, the Asian and Pacific-American Law Students Association, and the Muslim Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Lauren Maxey at lauren.maxey@duke.edu.

  • Los Angeles, CA

    Warren Buffet recently called medical costs "the tapeworm of American economic competitiveness." The United States continues to spend more of its GDP on healthcare than any other industrialized nation, yet neither Republican nor Democratic health reform proposals target the problem of rising costs. One problem is that policymakers focus on the purchasing of healthcare-regulating insurance markets or monitoring what patients receive-without scrutinizing the production of healthcare. Duke Law Professor Barak Richman will explore how the healthcare sector can transform into a more affordable and sustainable part of the American economy. Necessary elements will include reorienting the sector to digital technologies, abandoning costly infrastructures, reconceptualizing the role of traditional personnel and practices, and pursuing legal reforms that will emphasize promoting health, not purchasing healthcare. Special thanks to Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP for hosting. This event is coordinated by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Chicago, IL

    Chicago area alumni, parents, and friends are warmly invited to join us for this special event to meet Duke Law School Dean Kerry Abrams. Remarks by Dean Abrams will begin at 6:30 p.m. Kerry Abrams became the James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law and professor of law on July 1, 2018. She is the 15th dean of Duke Law School. Prior to her appointment at Duke Law, Dean Abrams served on the law faculty of the University of Virginia for thirteen years, and, more recently, as vice provost for faculty affairs. Dean Abrams is well-known for scholarly writing on family-based migration and constitutional family rights. Dean Abrams is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Stanford Law School. Special thanks to Kirkland & Ellis LLP for hosting. This event is coordinated by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Off-campus

    Please join Duke Criminal Law Society for its annual kickoff event at Clouds Brewing (905 W Main St #22, Durham, NC 27701)! Stop by to hang out and learn about our plans for the year. We welcome all students, whether you are interested in pursuing a career in criminal law or simply learning more about the field. Food will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Juliet Park at juliet.park@duke.edu.

Monday, October 28, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Registration is now open for the Duke Law Public Interest Law Foundation's annual 5k! This year's "Just Dessert" themed race will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 2nd at the Al Buehler Trail and will include sweet treats for all participants. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/y4ts5msh or in person at the law school outside of Star Commons from Monday 10/28 to Friday 11/1 from 10:30am-2:30pm. All friends, family, and pets are welcomed! Contact Zack Kaplan at zachary.kaplan847@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Curious about private equity? The Business Law Society is excited to host top dealmakers from both coasts. Partners Kyle Krpata (Silicon Valley), Ramona Nee (Boston) and Chris Machera '05 (New York) from Weil Gotshal are here to give us a crash course on everything from fund formation to dealmaking. Panel moderated by Professor de Fontenay. Hosted by Business Law Society. Sponsored by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Evening social to follow. Please contact Adrienne Jackson at alj51@duke.edu to RSVP and receive venue information.

  • Law School 4055

    Join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society in a conversation with FilmNation film financing and legal affairs executives Alison Cohen, Milan Popelka, and Duke's Professor Sarah Vacchiano. Moderated by Professor Nicole Ligon. Come learn about the legal and business side of the film industry, and where the industry is headed. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by SELS. For more information, please contact Zack Flagel at zachary.flagel@duke.edu or Andres Paciuc at ap468@duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

  • Washington Duke Inn

    Please join attorney representatives from Baker Botts and WLSA for our annual 1L Mock Interview Program. This is an excellent opportunity for 1Ls to practice their interviewing skills and to receive valuable constructive feedback from practicing attorneys. Interviews will last 20 minutes, with 10 minutes reserved for feedback. Please arrive 15 minutes before your interview time and bring two copies of your resume to the interview. Mock interviews will take place at the Washington Duke Inn. Dress is business formal. Please look to your Career Planning Manual for advice on appropriate dress. Sponsored by Baker Botts LLP and WLSA. For more information, please contact Kaitlin Phillips at kaitlin.phillips@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4049

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at Duke Law School on Tuesday, October 29. Two cases will be heard by the Court. You must sign-up on our RSVP link to attend: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3yjIhv59PqdHNn7. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Registration is now open for the Duke Law Public Interest Law Foundation's annual 5k! This year's "Just Dessert" themed race will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 2nd at the Al Buehler Trail and will include sweet treats for all participants. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/y4ts5msh or in person at the law school outside of Star Commons from Monday 10/28 to Friday 11/1 from 10:30am-2:30pm. All friends, family, and pets are welcomed! Contact Zack Kaplan at zachary.kaplan847@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 3041

    Join us as Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner, Rostin Behnam, and former Deputy Treasury Secretary, Sarah Bloom Raskin, discuss the risks that climate change poses to the stability of our financial system. Since joining the CFTC, Commissioner Behnam has advocated that the CFTC utilize its authority and expertise to ensure the derivatives markets innovate responsibly within an appropriate oversight framework. He recently led the CFTC's effort to establish the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee. The subcommittee will identify and examine climate change-related financial and market risks; which some argue are comparable to those posed by the 2008 mortgage meltdown. Governor Raskin served as Deputy Treasury Secretary from 2014 to January 20, 2017. Previously, she served as a governor of the Federal Reserve Board and is currently a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    Take a break from your readings and come celebrate the end of LARW with some delicious snacks and beverages. Sponsored by SALSA. For more information, please contact Ishrath Ahmed at ija6@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Registration is now open for the Duke Law Public Interest Law Foundation's annual 5k! This year's "Just Dessert" themed race will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 2nd at the Al Buehler Trail and will include sweet treats for all participants. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/y4ts5msh or in person at the law school outside of Star Commons from Monday 10/28 to Friday 11/1 from 10:30am-2:30pm. All friends, family, and pets are welcomed! Contact Zack Kaplan at zachary.kaplan847@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4045

    What counts as a "machine gun" under federal law? How do prosecutors charge and try gun crimes? Join former federal prosecutor Professor Lisa Kern Griffin and Duke Law alumna Pamela Hicks, who has held high-level positions within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), for a discussion about implementing and enforcing federal firearms laws and regulations. Jake Charles, executive director of the Duke Center for Firearms Law, will moderate the discussion about the practical aspects of gun laws. This event is co-sponsored by Center for Firearms Law, Federalist Society and American Constitution Society. The event is free and open to all; no registration required. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Allison Rackley at allison.rackley@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Prof. Alicia Ely Yamin, Harvard Law, will discuss efforts to promote greater equity and accountability in health systems in Latin America and more broadly. Focusing on the experience of constitutionalization and judicial enforcement of the right to health in Latin America, she will focus on some lessons and challenges that extreme social inequality, coupled with poor responsiveness from elected branches of government and failures within health systems, that show why people take advantage of more favorable structures that exist in many courts. This event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Global Health Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    First Generation Professionals (1GP) is hosting a lunch with Professor Sara Sun Beale for 1Ls. This lunch is an excellent opportunity for 1GP members to continue developing relationships with professors and ask questions about pursuing a legal career in the federal government and criminal justice system. Please RSVP here by Friday, October 25th. Hosted by 1GP. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Kathy Fernandez at Kathy.fernandez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    A panel discussion about the Supreme Court's recent decisions on gerrymandering, and how experts in math are helping courts to identify and quantify the problem. With Moon Duchin, Jonathan Mattingly, Greg Herschlag, and Guy Charles. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    This is a business meeting of the Duke Law Journal Editorial Board and Executive Committee. This event is sponsored by the Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact the Managing Editor, Mark Rothrock, at mark.rothrock@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Interested in practicing law in Texas? Join the Texas Club and the Business Law society for a panel discussing the Texas legal market. Lawyers from Dallas, Houston, and Austin will be present to elaborate on the type of work they do on a day to day basis and how practicing in Texas affects the work they receive. Membership in the Texas Club is not required to attend. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Texas Club and the Business Law Society. For more information, contact Avery Westerlund at dukelawtexasclub@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

    The student leader from the Semester Break Legal Service Trips will provide information on the various opportunities available for the annual semester break legal service trips. We have had offerings located in New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; and Miami, FL; Jackson, MS; Bilox, MS and Charlotte, NC. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DBA. For more information please contact Nicholas Lynch at nicholas.lynch@lawnet.duke.edu. or Kim Burrucker at Burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join Alicia Ely Yamin, Harvard Law, in the Goodson Law Library's Riddick Rare Book Room, for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with our speaker. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Space is limited - please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu. Please note that the Rare Book Room is kept colder than normal, and that food and drinks are not permitted.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

  • Law School Star Commons

    Registration is now open for the Duke Law Public Interest Law Foundation's annual 5k! This year's "Just Dessert" themed race will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 2nd at the Al Buehler Trail and will include sweet treats for all participants. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/y4ts5msh or in person at the law school outside of Star Commons from Monday 10/28 to Friday 11/1 from 10:30am-2:30pm. All friends, family, and pets are welcomed! Contact Zack Kaplan at zachary.kaplan847@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4045

    Join Duke Law's ACLU chapter as we listen to some of our favorite professors read excerpts from their favorite banned books! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Serena Tibrewala at serena.tibrewala@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join Duke Law Professor Trina Jones and Visiting Professor Eisha Jain for a panel discussion on the Future of the Latinx Community in the United States. Panelists include Hanna Gill, Director Latino Migration Project, UNC Center for Global Initiatives; Celina Moreno, President & CEO Intercultural Development Research Association San Antonio, TX; and Edgar Saldivar, Senior Staff Attorney ACLU of Texas. Sponsored by The American Bar Foundation, Black Law Students Association, DCORE, Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project, Center on Law, Race, & Politics, Duke Office of the Provost, Latin American Law Students Association, Duke ACLU. Lunch will be provided. For more information please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Associate Justice Mark Davis LLM '18, of the Supreme Court of North Carolina will be speaking about his new book, A Warren Court of our Own: The Exum Court and the Expansion of Individual Rights in North Carolina. In this book, Justice Davis thoroughly analyzes the period between 1986 and 1995 when - under the leadership of Chief Justice Jim Exum - the Supreme Court issued numerous landmark decisions that had the effect of greatly expanding the individual rights of both criminal defendants and individuals bringing lawsuits against corporations and governments. The book compares the Exum Court with the legendary, and also controversial, era of the United States Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren. Justice Davis furnishes biographical sketches of the justices on the Exum Court along with a behind-the-scenes look at how North Carolina's highest court actually functions. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute and the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Don't get spooked! This will be a beginner's introduction to U.S. Tax Law. We will be going over basic tax concepts, tax documents (e.g W-2 forms), and the tax e-filing software. This will be a great opportunity for those interested in volunteering for VITA in the spring semester. This is a brown bag event but Holloween treats will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law VITA and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Contact George Zhu at xgz@duke.edu for more information.

Friday, November 01, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by Professor Trina Jones. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4000

    The focus of this year's Center on Law, Economics, and Public Policy (CLEPP) conference is how animal well-being should be incorporated into the normative frameworks of welfare economics. The standard frameworks (namely cost-benefit analysis and social welfare functions) focus exclusively on the well-being (usually, the preferences) of human persons. However, it is increasingly recognized by philosophers, and in wider social discourse, that non-human animals (or at least a subset thereof) also have ethical standing. Conference participants include leading researchers from philosophy and economics. A full participant list, schedule, and directions are available on the conference website. Duke faculty, staff, and graduate or professional students are welcome to attend all or part of the conference, as are those with an academic affiliation elsewhere. Sponsored by the Center on Law, Economics, and Public Policy. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu

  • Law School Star Commons

    Registration is now open for the Duke Law Public Interest Law Foundation's annual 5k! This year's "Just Dessert" themed race will take place at 11am on Saturday, November 2nd at the Al Buehler Trail and will include sweet treats for all participants. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/y4ts5msh or in person at the law school outside of Star Commons from Monday 10/28 to Friday 11/1 from 10:30am-2:30pm. All friends, family, and pets are welcomed! Contact Zack Kaplan at zachary.kaplan847@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Miami, FL

    Sex segregation in sport has been the norm in the modern era, including under Title IX. Initially borne of combination of cultural etiquette, sex stereotype, and an understanding that women could not be physically competitive against men, today the policy is justified entirely by scientific and statistical evidence of this sex-linked performance gap: If we want sex equality in competitive sport we have to provide separate sex sport. The movement to include intersex and transgender athletes who identify as girls and women in girls' and women's events poses a challenge to the goal as well as to the sex conscious means designed to achieve it. Professor Doriane Coleman will describe this historical, scientific, and legal background before turning to the questions that are most prominent in the national conversation today: Can Title IX survive - legally and practically - the proposed redefinition of "sex" to include "gender identity"? What is the future of girls' and women's sport? This event is coordinated by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Raleigh, NC 

    Join Duke Law Professor Lisa Kern Griffin for a conversation about the gap between truth and honesty in the criminal justice system, and how the courts may shed some light on the challenges of a "post-truth" public discourse. Focusing on "lying" is a natural response to uncertainty but too narrow of a concern. This discussion will address why honesty and truth are not the same thing, and how conflating them can actually inhibit accuracy in criminal investigation and adjudication. In this engaging presentation, Professor Griffin will consider examples from police interrogations, plea bargaining, defendant testimony, cross examination, and forensic expertise. Coordinated by the Law School Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, November 02, 2019

  • Law School 4000

    The focus of this year's Center on Law, Economics, and Public Policy (CLEPP) conference is how animal well-being should be incorporated into the normative frameworks of welfare economics. The standard frameworks (namely cost-benefit analysis and social welfare functions) focus exclusively on the well-being (usually, the preferences) of human persons. However, it is increasingly recognized by philosophers, and in wider social discourse, that non-human animals (or at least a subset thereof) also have ethical standing. Conference participants include leading researchers from philosophy and economics. A full participant list, schedule, and directions are available on the conference website. Duke faculty, staff, and graduate or professional students are welcome to attend all or part of the conference, as are those with an academic affiliation elsewhere. Sponsored by the Center on Law, Economics, and Public Policy. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by Professor Trina Jones. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu

Monday, November 04, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for a conversation with Chad Turner, JD/LLM'15 to hear about his current position as Vice President - Legal at Vital Strategies, a leading international public health nonprofit that works in 73 countries. Mr. Turner will discuss his career path, day-to-day work, and challenges and opportunities leading a busy in-house legal department of a global NGO. He will also share career tips and advice for students interested in entering the international public interest space. Lunch will be served. 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 at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Ms. Amy Hess, Executive Assistant Director of the FBI's Criminal, Cyber, Response, & Services Branch will speak about a wide variety of cyber threats and the role the FBI has in mitigating them. She will also speak about how the FBI partners with other agencies, academia, and the private sector. She will also briefly outline cyber laws and policies. Sponsored by the Center for Law, Ethics and National Security and Duke's National Security Law Society. Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu. (This event is open to the public).

  • Law School 4055

    Join the First Generation Professionals for an interactive workshop to help you craft your narrative and celebrate your diversity. We will lead you through a short presentation and several exercises in a supportive environment to help you think broadly about your strengths and what you bring to the table as a first generation law student. You will walk away with various themes for framing how you talk with employers about yourself and more confidence in sharing your unique background. Sponsored by First Generation Professionals (1GP). For more information, please contact Chelsea Carlson at chelsea.carlson@duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

  • Law School 4047

    Please join Duke Law alumni to discuss diversity in the workplace and in law school. Leaders in practice, these alumni will reflect on their time as law students and attorneys and discuss how diversity benefitted these experiences and how best to promote diversity as a leader in law school and in the legal practice. This lunch is a continuation of the Community Roundtable, but is not mandatory. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives and the Duke Bar Association. For more information, contact Stephen Shuchart at stephen.shuhart@duke.edu.

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean Kerry Abrams. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Seating is limited; please RSVP to the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Law School 3041

    Professor Keith Whittington, Professor of Politics at Princeton University, and Duke Law Professor Walter Dellinger will be discussing the Impeachment Clause, specifically focusing on what conduct constitutes an impeachable offense. After Professors Whittington and Dellinger provide brief remarks, Duke Law Professor Guy Charles will moderate a discussion with both panelists before inviting questions from the audience at the very end. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society, the American Constitution Society, and the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

  • Law School 4045

    Please join representatives from Latham & Watkins for a panel on Womxn of Color in Big Law. Panelists will sit down and discuss their day-to-day work, their careers, and their thoughts about work-life balance and the challenges facing women of color in corporate organizations. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Latham & Watkins in partnership with WOCC, APALSA, BLSA, LALSA, MENALSA, & SALSA. For more information please contact Diamond Zambrano at diamond.zambrano@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Join us for a panel of LGBTQ+ attorneys from Gibson Dunn, Sidley Austin, and other big law firms to discuss life in big law as an LGBTQ+ attorney, LBGTQ+ pro bono work and all other topics that relate to life as an LGBTQ+ lawyer. Lunch will be served! Sponsored by OutLaw. For more information, please contact Bobby DeNault at rjd32@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    Professors Buell and Griffin will sit down for a small group discussion on their experiences as federal prosecutors and their views on the criminal justice system. They will answer student questions and provide advice. Space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please contact Eric Roytman at eric.roytman@lawnet.duke.edu to see if spots are still available. This will be the first in a series of brown bag lunches with faculty hosted by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Eric Roytman at eric.roytman@lawnet.duke.edu

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    For those participating in the Brake Light Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 9, and that do not already know how to change a brake light - that's okay! It's very easy. Join us for an informal training in the Duke Law School parking lot. If you aren't able to join us, that's okay, too! There are tons of short videos that can walk you through it on Youtube. You can just watch one of these so you are prepared for your shift. Sponsored by Duke Law American Civil Liberties Union, Duke Law National Lawyers Guild, the Duke Black Law Student Association, Duke Black Graduate & Professional Students Association, Duke Immigration and Refugee Project, and Duke South Asian Law Student Association. For more information, email Natalie Pate at natalie.pate@duke.edu.

  • See description

    WOCC invites Womxn of Color Alumnae and law students to a casual dinner at Grub Durham. This dinner is an opportunity to connect with fellow womxn of color attorneys and learn about their careers. This is also a great opportunity to meet those involved in our mentorship program. Sponsored by Latham & Watkins and WOCC. RSVP required. Please contact Saloni Mathur (saloni.mathur@lawnet.duke.edu) if you would like to RSVP.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

  • Law School 4055

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

  • Law School 3037

    Professor Rachel Barkow will discuss her new book, Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration. Rachel Elise Barkow is the Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy and Faculty Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at NYU. She was a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission from 2013-Jan. 2019. In her book, Barkow argues that reform guided by evidence, not politics and emotions, will reduce crime and reverse mass incarceration. Barkow argues for an institutional shift toward data and expertise. Sponsored by Professor Brandon Garrett and the Criminal Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    What are employers looking for in a diversity fellowship applicant? Why do firms value diversity programs? Join us for a panel of law firm attorneys sharing insights into the hiring process and role of diversity in the workplace. Students interested in diversity fellowships should also consider attending the November 7 Sharing Our Affinities: A Diversity Networking Evening Reception. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Alisha Mehta of Jackson Walker LLP will be joining the Texas Club for an informal networking lunch. Sponsored by Duke Law Texas Club. For more information, please contact Oliva Sone at olivia.sone@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join us as we hear from Bill Coen, who just completed a five year stint as Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). The BCBS is the global standard setter for the prudential regulation of banks and provides a forum for regular cooperation on banking supervisory matters. Its 45 members comprise central bankers and banking supervisors from 28 jurisdictions. As Secretary General, Bill led the effort to develop and define the BCBS's strategy, taking account of the varying jurisdictional views on banking supervisory and regulatory matters, with the ultimate objective of reaching consensus on global guidelines, standards and best practices. In this role, and throughout his 20 year career at the BCBS, Bill played a leading role in reshaping the regulation of the global financial system. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Join diverse attorneys from law firms that sponsor 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 late October. Please note: Dress is business casual. If you plan to attend, please RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_723M6b3xbgpfcCp. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 08, 2019

  • Washington Duke Inn

    This conference will be a planning meeting for a larger conference to be held in the fall of 2020 on Civil Litigation. It will be a follow-up to the influential 2010 Duke Conference on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which focused in particular on discovery, pleadings, and dispositive motions. The plan is for the 2020 conference to focus on similar inquiries, but widening the lens to include civil procedure in state courts. (By invitation only.) Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law. For more information, visit our website or e-mail us at judicialstudies@law.duke.edu.

  • Washington, DC

    The Data Governance Design Conference (DGDC) will convene policymakers, industry, academia, and legal practitioners to explore models, needs, and enabling environment for data governance in Washington, DC. The DGDC will feature expert-level content toward establishing a practice-led research agenda that unlocks the field's tremendous potential. This event is hosted by the Duke Center on Law & Technology and Digital Public, with additional sponsorship from Centre for International Governance Innovation, Covington & Burling LLP, Element AI, Stanford's Digital Civil Society Lab, and Indiana's Ostrom Workshop. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.governingdata.org/. Contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu with questions.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

  • Off-campus

    North Carolina law requires drivers to have two working brake lights at all times. This leads to unnecessary police interaction during traffic stops that can lead to searches. In Durham, these stops happen three times as much to black drivers as to white drivers. Unnecessary traffic stops often target other communities of color as well, including immigrant populations. This can have especially dire consequences for undocumented folks. Many people do not have the means or time to fix brake lights themselves, so help us pass along the word, come swing by, and help Duke Law and graduate students committed to social justice fix them! The clinic will be held in the parking lot of Advanced Auto Parts at 3301 Hillsborough Rd in Durham on Saturday, November 9th. Sponsored by Duke Law American Civil Liberties Union, Duke Law National Lawyers Guild, the Duke Black Law Student Association, Duke Black Graduate & Professional Students Association, Duke Immigration and Refugee Project, and Duke South Asian Law Student Association. For more information, email Natalie Pate at natalie.pate@duke.edu.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

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    Join the Duke Law Run Club for a Race Across Durham course preview run this Sunday, November 10 at 8:00am. Get a feel for the trail ahead of race day! Whether or not you're signed up for the Race Across Durham, come enjoy this portion of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail along the Eno River. As always, all paces are welcome, and you don't have to be a law student or have ever run with Run Club to join us! This will be an out-and-back course, so the distance can be modified to meet your needs. Meet at West Point on the Eno (5253 N. Roxboro St., Durham, NC). This is the start for the 10-miler and about mile 17 for the marathon. Parking: https://goo.gl/maps/iQHyZzZtqAFDzFnV8 Strava course: https://www.strava.com/routes/22078091 Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club - contact Elsa Haag at ech52@duke.edu with questions.

Monday, November 11, 2019

  • Law School 4000

    Join us for a discussion with Steven Marks, former General Counsel of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and current CEO and founder of RoadNation. Sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Zack Flagel (zachary.flagel@lawnet.duke.edu) or Kaitlin Ray (kaitlin.m.ray@lawnet.duke.edu).

  • Law School 3041

    The Hon. Richard Gergel, U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina, will be speaking on his new book "Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring." The book details the impact of the blinding of Stg. Woodard on the thinking of President Truman and Judge Waring, and shows their influential roles in changing America's civil rights history. A question and answer session, moderated by Bolch Judicial Institute Director David Levi, will follow Judge Gergel's presentation. Lunch is provided. Co-sponsored by Duke Bar Association and the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu or Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Join us for lunch and learn how to break into the Texas market as a 1L. This event is sponsored by the Duke Law Texas Club. For more information please contact Avery Westerlund at dukelawtexasclub@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Corporate compliance and white collar practice is a rapidly changing, challenging and in-demand area of practice. In this panel, you will hear from top practitioners, including Duke Law alums, doing work ranging from chairing compliance inside a company, to monitoring other companies, to prosecution and defense. Their work ranges from foreign bribery enforcement, civil rights monitoring, accounting and auditing, financial controls, and defense contracting. Panel participants are: Tim Heaphy, University Counsel for UVA; Sam Buell, Professor at Duke Law and author of Capital Offenses: Business Crime and Punishment in America's Corporate Age; Joe Warin, Gibson Dunn, D.C. Litigation Dept, White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group; and Jonathan Aronie ('93), Sheppard Mullin, leader of the firm's Government Contracts & Internal Investigations Group and co-founder of the firm's Organization Integrity Group. Sponsored by Duke Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Juliet Park at juliet.park@duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

  • Law School 3037

    APALSA and 1GP will be hosting a lunch event to discuss the application and interview process for 1L summer internships. Rather than a panel discussion, 2L/3Ls will provide perspectives on their overall experience at their 1L summer internships in small groups. Areas of interest include: 1) government, 2) non-profit, 3) in-house, 4) firm internships, 5) judicial internships, 6) summer institutes, and 7) research assistantships. This event is open to all students and lunch will be provided! Sponsored by APALSA, 1GP and DBA. For more information, please contact Jason Tian at jason.tian@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Mr. Paul Rosenzweig, a senior fellow at the R Institute, will discuss domestic cybersecurity issues and the future of the U.S. government's cybersecurity apparatus. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Hunter Newell at hunter.newell@duke.edu.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Morgan Lewis is organizing a workshop for 1L students to participate in mock interviews and to receive one-on-one coaching advice on their resumes and cover letters. The workshops and mock interviews will be preceded by a Meet and Greet with Morgan Lewis attorneys. Workshops will take place in rooms 3037 and 3043. Sponsored by Latin American Law Students Association, APALSA, and Morgan Lewis. For more information, please contact David Yates at david.yates@duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

  • Charlotte, NC

    People tend to assume that fraud is a simple concept, easily identified if not always quite so easy to prove in court. This is true only when it comes to the rare Bernard Madoffs of the world. It turns out that fraud is a highly contestable concept and, in the business world, a fascinatingly diverse phenomenon. Understanding fraud-as both a behavior and a legal doctrine-is the key to grasping why white collar crime is so different from street crime and why, for example, it was always very unlikely that bankers involved in the mortgage-backed securities disaster of the early 2000s would end up in jail. Using examples from recent corporate scandals, this session will illuminate the true nature of business fraud and explain why debates about what constitutes a white collar crime will always be with us. NC CLE credit is currently pending for this program. This event is coordinated by the alumni and development office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Registration fee includes lunch.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join us for a discussion by Molly Land, Professor of Law & Human Rights at UConn Law School. New technologies have been heralded as vehicles for freedom, allowing activists to organize and document human rights violations. These benefits have been more limited than hoped, and have created new human rights challenges as governments and private companies exploit technology to pursue their own interests. Using the example of online harassment of human rights activists in Guatemala, Prof. Land will discuss the opportunities and costs of new technologies for human rights advocacy. The event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by the Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    The Latin American Law Students Association will be hosting their second general body meeting of the year where the board will discuss upcoming events and resources for students. The focus will be on preparing for exams, the 1L summer job search, and upcoming Spring semester programming. This is event is sponsored by DBA and food will be provided. For more information please contact David Yates at david.yates@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join this interdisciplinary panel of Duke experts for a conversation about 3D printed guns and the legal, technological, and policy considerations, moderated by Professor Joseph Blocher. Panel includes Professor Ken Gall, Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship in the Pratt School of Engineering, Professor Jeff Ward, Associate Dean for Technology & Innovation, and Professor Stuart Benjamin, Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law and co-director of the Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law School. Lunch provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law, Duke Center on Law & Technology, and Law & Tech Society. For more information, please contact Allison Rackley at allison.rackley@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    This is a meeting of the Duke Law Journal to discuss elections for Volume 70. This event is sponsored by the Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact the Managing Editor, Mark Rothrock, at mark.rothrock@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Interested in litigation? Trial practice? Fun competitions? Getting on the Mock Trial Board? Join the Mock Trial Board to learn about how to sign up and compete at the 2020 Twiggs-Beskind Cup. Prior mock trial experience is NOT necessary (or expected)! Sponsored by the Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@dule.edu.

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join Molly Land, U.Conn. Law, in the Goodson Law Library's Riddick Rare Book Room, for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with our speaker. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Space is limited - please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu. Please note that the Rare Book Room is kept colder than normal, and that food and drinks are not permitted.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come to the second PILF merchandise sale! Buy Duke Law branded gifts and clothing that you can't get anywhere else. All proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation! For more information, please contact Meghna at meghna.batra@duke.edu or Ellie at mes104@duke.edu.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • Washington D.C.

    The 2019 Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) Summit, the nation's premier appellate educational event, will be held in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School. For more information, visit our website at https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/ajei/ajei-2019/ or e-mail us at judicialstudies@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Professor John Hasnas from Georgetown University Law Center and Professor Brandon Garrett from Duke School of Law will discuss corporate criminal liability. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Brock Baker at brock.baker@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join Duke Law alumni Nakita Cuttino ('12), Judea Davis ('15), Daniel Echeverri ('17), and Kevin Zhao ('18) as they discuss their diverse experiences and how their clerkships fit into their career paths. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office and the Office of Diversity Initiatives. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a discussion with the legal movers and makers of Silicon Valley (who all happen to be Duke Law alumni!). Tony Jeffries JD '92 (partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati), Lila Hope JD '02 (partner at Cooley), Sarah Solum JD/LLM '98 (partner at Davis Polk), and Jeremy Veit JD '00 (partner at Kirkland & Ellis) will discuss what it's like working in Silicon Valley, the challenges of advising some of the world's most innovative companies, and share advice about how to maximize your time at Duke to counsel for tomorrow's world. The panel will be moderated by Tanya Smith JD '19 (associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges). Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Dani Bembry at dlb65@duke.edu or Neil Datar at neil.datar@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, November 15, 2019

  • Washington D.C.

    The 2019 Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) Summit, the nation's premier appellate educational event, will be held in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School. For more information, visit our website at https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/ajei/ajei-2019/ or e-mail us at judicialstudies@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Alumni & Development Office will be hosting the fall alumni leadership weekend for members of the Board of Visitors and Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu for additional information.

  • Law School 4045

    Join the Environmental Law Society for a hike to Eno Quarry! We'll meet at the Pleasant Green parking lot (4770 Pleasant Green Rd, Durham, NC 27705) before doing a ~3.5 mile loop to the Eno Quarry and back. It should be a great time if the weather holds up. Please remember to bring water! Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Jon Choi at jjc69@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Want to put your law school education to good use? Want to protect civil rights? Want to wear a super fashionable neon green hat? Come get trained as a Legal Observer! The National Lawyers Guild's Legal Observer program is part of a comprehensive system of legal support for people expressing their right to protest. Legal Observers are neutral parties who document arrests, use of force, denial of access, and other infringements on protest rights. This information is vital to defending the rights of protesters. The training will be conducted by three experienced Legal Observers from the Triangle area. Sponsored by the Duke Law National Lawyers Guild and DBA. For more information, please contact Clare Holtzman at clare.holtzman@duke.edu.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Alumni & Development Office will be hosting the fall alumni leadership weekend for members of the Board of Visitors and Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu for additional information.

  • Washington D.C.

    The 2019 Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) Summit, the nation's premier appellate educational event, will be held in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School. For more information, visit our website at https://judicialstudies.duke.edu/ajei/ajei-2019/ or e-mail us at judicialstudies@law.duke.edu.

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    Join the Duke Law Run Club for a pre-race pasta potluck on Saturday, November 16 at 7pm, the evening before the 2019 Race Across Durham! Support your classmates who are running the race, or if you're running yourself, come carb up in anticipation of the big day. We ask that each attendee bring a dish to share with the group. All law students, faculty, friends, and family are welcome. Event will be hosted near East Campus (address will be confirmed after RSVP). RSVP here: https://forms.gle/mgrsrd4pcW1rxJRCA and tell us what you're bringing here: shorturl.at/gMNRY. Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Dylan Jarrett at dylan.jarrett@duke.edu.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

  • Law School 3041

    Come hear former White House Counsel Neil Eggleston discuss the foundational importance of the rule of law in the American political system and the role of the White House Counsel's office in safeguarding it. Professor Eggleston served as Counsel to President Barack Obama from May 2014 to January 2017. As the President's chief lawyer, Professor Eggleston advised the President on all legal and Constitutional issues across a broad spectrum of domestic and foreign policy matters. These matters include significant litigation, the defense of congressional investigations, the judicial selection and nomination process, government ethics, and clemency. Professor Eggleston is currently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and previously was a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton. Lunch with be served. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. For more information please contact Andrew Lindsay at andrew.lindsay@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4000

    A panel of 2L and 3L students will be discussing their health policy & law summer jobs at firms, non-profit organizations, and in the public sector. Tips and strategies for applying to summer jobs will also be provided. This is an opportunity to get your questions answered about navigating the 1L and 2L job search (from application timing to building a list of firms/opportunities). Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Health Law Society and the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy. For more information, please contact Courtney Suggs at courtney.suggs@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    RJ Squared: Racial Justice is Reproductive Justice is a deep dive training into how racial justice and reproductive justice go hand-in-hand. The training discusses the history of reproductive justice, how race and class, among other intersections, play a role in reproductive justice, different levels of oppression and privilege, implicit and explicit racial biases, white privilege, and law student roles in furthering the reproductive justice movement. Sponsored by If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice. For more information, please contact Adrienne Jackson at alj51@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Bar Association Finance Committee will meet to review any funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. All requests must be submitted by 8 pm on the Sunday before this meeting. Please consult the DBA funding guidelines for information on how to submit a request for funds. This meeting is open to all members of the Duke Law student body. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Bryce May at bryce.may@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us as we talk about the nuts and bolts of taking a law school exam. Topics will include: timing, drafting an outline for answer, using your full outline vs. an attack outline, and how to "grade" your practice exam answers. Food will be provided. Sponsored by LALSA, BLSA, and DBA. For more information, please contact Garmai Gorlorwulu at garmai.gorlorwulu@duke.edu or David Yates at david.yates@duke.edu

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

  • 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

    Attorneys will come to Duke Law to discuss their legal careers and how they developed their area of practice. Sponsored by Alston & Bird and First Generation Professional. For more information, please contact Kathy Fernandez at kathy.fernandez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Dr. Larry Carin and law colleagues will provide an introduction to fundamental concepts of data science, AI, and machine learning and begin to answer: Why does artificial intelligence matter for law? For invited faculty only. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Dean's Office. Please contact Rachel Greeson (rachel.ferebee@law.duke.edu) with an questions.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join us for snacks and a discussion of the 2017 book, "Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech" by Sara Wachter-Boettch. We will give you the book! All you need to do is (1) find a friend to share with, (2) send both of your names to Kelli Raker (kelli.raker@law.duke.edu), then (3) pick up the book during business hours in Goodson Law Library Room 4200B by appointment. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Technology and the Law & Tech Society. For more information, please contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

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    Duke Law alumni and guests are invited to join us for a social gathering at Ponysaurus Brewing Company in Durham. This event is coordinated by the alumni and development office. For more information please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a screening of "They Say it Can't Be Done", a new documentary that explores how innovation can solve some of the world's largest problems. The film tracks four companies on the brink of disruptive innovation with clean meat, 3-D printed organs, aquaculture, and carbon capture. Each company in the film has the potential to revolutionize our lives, but all face a common roadblock: an outdated regulatory system that impedes their pathways to success. Watch the film's trailer here: https://www.theysayitcantbedone.com/trailer. Dinner will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Aaron Sanders at aaron.sanders@duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    WOCC warmly invites students to get to know and mingle with some of the amazing womxn of color faculty and staff at Duke Law. This lunch will be an opportunity for WOC across Duke Law school to enjoy themselves and network with each other. We would love to see you there! Sponsored by Duke Law Womxn of Color Collective (WOCC). For more information, please contact Ana Maganto Ramirez at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join OutLaw and the American Constitutional Society for a panel discussion on the recent Supreme Court cases on Title VII and LGBT workplace discrimination. We will discuss the oral arguments which took place in early October with several attorneys affiliated with the cases, as well as future claims which may be brought on behalf of LGBT employees. Sponsored by OutLaw and American Constitutional Society (ACS). For more information, please contact Bobby DeNault at robert.denault@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join the celebration of Professor Curtis A. Bradley's recent book, The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law, a groundbreaking text in this relatively new field of study. Professor and contributing author Laurence R. Helfer will provide introductory remarks. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Take a break from outlining and job applications with baked goods, coffee, and hot chocolate brought to you by GPS! Second and third-year students will also be present to answer any questions about exams, summer job applications, and law school in general. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. Contact Krista Kowalczyk at krista.kowalczyk@duke.edu with questions.

  • Law School 4045

    Eliminating Transgender Health Care Discrimination: A Path Forward, Noah Lewis, Esq. of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund will discuss his work challenging insurance denials and exclusions for transgender-related health care, including the current challenge to the state employee health plan of North Carolina and developments under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. He will provide historical context for the current state of transgender healthcare inequality and opportunities to get involved in this work. Sponsored by Health Justice Clinic, Outlaw and Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Sandra Pettiford at pettiford@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

  • Law School 3171

    Please join APALSA for an informal lunch conversation with Eugene Y. Lao ('95), General Counsel at Reltio. Mr. Lao has led an interesting and distinguished career in the software industry, both domestically and internationally. He previously worked as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at DocuSign and as the Vice President and Regional General Counsel at Yahoo, Asia Pacific, where he managed over 40 attorneys. He was also the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Auction.com and, before that, Zynga. This event will be capped at 15 people, and lunch will be provided to attendees. If more than 15 people RSVP, 15 attendees will be randomly selected and notified before the event. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Elaine Nguyen at ehn5@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join nationally recognized expert on Congress, Prof. Josh Chafetz, for a discussion of the state of play of impeachment proceedings. Moderated by Prof. Marin Levy. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join Mangyo Kinoshita L'05, a founding partner at southgate, a new legal boutique devoted to cross border transactions, for a candid conversation about the shifting landscape of the legal profession in Asia and the U.S., the recent developments in the Tokyo legal market, and how new lawyers must adapt. Mr. Kinoshita was an M&A partner at large international firms (O'Melveny & Myers; White & Case) before launching his own boutique in Tokyo in 2016, recently named "Boutique Law Firm of the Year" in Japan. With just 7 attorneys, his firm is by far the youngest and smallest among those appearing in major M&A law firm rankings, where most firms have over 200-500 attorneys. He will touch upon his career as a highly successful corporate lawyer and offer advice and tips to students interested in pursuing globally-focused legal careers. 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 served. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.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 the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

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    Duke alumni in Charlotte are invited to join us for a casual gathering at Resident Culture Brewing Company. Registration is complimentary and beverages will be available for purchase. Resident Culture will also have a food truck on site. This event is coordinated by the Duke Law Charlotte board, but is open to all Duke alumni and friends. This event is coordinated by the alumni and development office. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

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    It's that festive time of the year when we all like to enjoy tasty food with phenomenal friends. Please join FLS, ELS, and other food/health-oriented organizations from across Duke's campus for a much-earned Friendsgiving. Help us break down our social and academic silos as we indulge in an evening of food and fun. Sponsored by the Food Law Society and the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Molly Bruce at molly.bruce@duke.edu

Friday, November 22, 2019

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Please join us in donating new hygiene products. While we would like to emphasize donating feminine hygiene products, the list of all requested items is included here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1191340124590380/?event_time_id=1191340…. All products will be donated to the Durham Crisis Response Center, which helps folks recover from domestic or sexual violence. The box will be in the Blue Lounge from November 21st to December 5th. Sponsored by ACLU, CAGV, DIRP, HRLS, WLSA, and WOCC. For more information, please contact Serena Tibrewala at serena.tibrewala@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum on November 22, 2019 for its Fall Symposium, Climate Policy in Practice. This Fall's Symposium will focus on current climate policy in the United States and the roles litigation, regulation, and innovation can play in addressing climate change. See our website, delpf.law.duke.edu/fall-2019-symposium/, or contact Sam Olson at samantha.olson@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4044

    Please join APALSA for an informal lunch conversation with Linda Jeng (T'96), Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown's Institute of International Economic Law. Her research focuses on legal issues stemming from the intersection of banking services and financial technology. She was a major contributor to several international and domestic financial regulatory reforms, including the Dodd-Frank Act and the Financial Stability Board's post-crisis initiatives. She previously served on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and was chair of the Basel Committee working group on Open Banking. She was a Member of the Secretariat of the Financial Stability Board based in Basel, Switzerland. She has served in legal and policy positions at the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Crédit Agricole. This event will be capped at 15 people, and lunch will be provided to attendees. If more than 15 people RSVP, 15 attendees will be randomly selected and notified before the event. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Elaine Nguyen at ehn5@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    Please join WLSA for our first Coffee & Conversation event this year! Professor Joseph Blocher will join us for a discussion about his recent research and future course offerings. This event is intended to be an informal environment for students to ask Professor Blocher questions. Sponsored by WLSA. This event will be capped at 15 people, and lunch will be provided to attendees. If more than 15 people RSVP, 15 attendees will be randomly selected and notified before the event. Please email Nanma Okeani at oco3@duke.edu by Monday, November 4th at 11:59 PM to RSVP.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Please join us in donating new hygiene products. While we would like to emphasize donating feminine hygiene products, the list of all requested items is included here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1191340124590380/?event_time_id=1191340…. All products will be donated to the Durham Crisis Response Center, which helps folks recover from domestic or sexual violence. The box will be in the Blue Lounge from November 21st to December 5th. Sponsored by ACLU, CAGV, DIRP, HRLS, WLSA, and WOCC. For more information, please contact Serena Tibrewala at serena.tibrewala@duke.edu.

Monday, November 25, 2019

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Please join us in donating new hygiene products. While we would