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Monday, January 06, 2020

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

  • Law School 3037

    All participants of the Duke Law Intramural Transactional Law Competition are invited to join members of the Transactional Law Society Executive Board for a training session on term sheets, negotiations, and contract markups. This is required for any participant that is not registered for the Counselor and the Client wintersession. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Transactional Law Society. For more information please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu.

Friday, January 10, 2020

  • Law School 4045

    Please join Léa Nehmeh LLM'15, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Niso Matari LLM'15, Allen & Overy LLP, and Suzana S. M. Albano LLM'05, Attorney at Law, 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.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Transactional Law Competition allows Duke Law student teams to compete against one another in the only hands-on transactional practice competition offered for 1Ls. The students participate in a mock contract mark-up and negotiation in two-person teams, each representing their client in fictional deal concerning venture capital funding. The event includes a full-day competition followed by a networking gathering where winners are announced. The Transactional Law Competition is sponsored by the Transactional Law Society. Please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu or Chelsea Carlson at chelsea.carlson@duke.edu with any questions or for more information.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    This is a meeting of the Duke Law Journal to hold elections for Volume 70's 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.

Monday, January 13, 2020

  • 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

    Panel discussion of Alexandra Natapoff's new book, Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal. The book describes the powerful influence that misdemeanors exert over the entire U.S. criminal system. It was selected by Publishers Weekly as a Best Book of 2018. Natapoff is a professor at UCI Law School and has previously served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Baltimore, Maryland. Panelists include Adam Gershowitz, Professor at William & Mary Law School, Eisha Jain, Visiting Professor at Duke Law, and Vikrant Reddy, Senior Research Fellow at the Charles Koch Institute. Professor Brandon Garrett (Duke Law) will moderate. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Science and Justice and the Duke Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Juliet Park at juliet.park@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Business Law Society for a lunch panel with attorneys from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. A Wall Street institution, Simpson Thacher houses elite teams in M&A, banking, capital markets, private equity, and litigation. With more than 900 lawyers across 10 global offices, Simpson Thacher has long held its spot among the most elite law firms in the world. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. Please contact Mike Chen at michael.l.chen@duke.edu for more information.

  • 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.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

  • Law School 4000

    Are you feeling anxious returning from Winter Break, grades or the job search? Perhaps you are feeling unsure of yourself or trying to find yourself in law school. Come and be a part of a frank conversation about the stresses of law school and how we can help each other be more resilient in the face of stress. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives. For more information, please contact Ebony Bryant at bryant@law.duke.edu or Garmai Gorlorwulu at garmai.gorlorwulu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

    Audition for Duke Law's annual musical-comedy, Tricky Dick! This year's show promises another hilarious cast of characters, irreverent sketches, dancing, singing, and cameos from your favorite Duke Law professors. No prior stage experience necessary! Time commitment is flexible. Auditions are simple and only take 5 minutes. Acting auditions require no prior preparation and we will provide you with material to read. If you choose to do a singing audition, please prepare a verse and chorus of any song to sing a cappella. Auditions are drop-in, first come first served. Round 1 is January 14 and Round 2 is January 21. Auditions end at 1:45 pm; both rounds will receive equal consideration for all roles. Questions? Contact Brad Schupack (bjs78@duke.edu) or Andrew Hayes (arh86@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3037

    Ratna Kapur will discuss her new book, "Gender, Alterity, and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl"; tracking the possibility of freedom in the aftermath of the critique of human rights. Kapur interrogates human rights as a project of freedom through a critical evaluation and analysis of scholarship and advocacy on LGBT rights, campaigns against violence against women, and gender equality interventions. Kapur illustrates how human rights emerge as a governance and regulatory endeavor, and how more rights for women, sexual and religious minorities have not necessarily produced more freedom for these constituencies. She provocatively argues in favor of exploring non-liberal approaches to freedom and the futurity of human rights within such a pursuit. Sponsored 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 provided. For information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@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 4042

    Please join the Mock Trial Board for the first of two training sessions for the Twiggs-Beskind Cup (Duke Law's Mock Trial Tournament). Participants are only required to attend one of the two training sessions. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Mock Trial Board. Contact Jen Goldshtein at Jen.Goldshtein@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School, Goodson Library, Riddick Rare Book Room

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join Ratna Kapur, Professor of International Law at Queen Mary University of London, 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.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

  • Law School 4045

    Come learn about diversity, inclusion & pro bono in BigLaw. This program will also feature information on two of Akin Gump's programs for first-year law students: the Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program and the Pro Bono Scholars Program. The Strauss Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program is a two-summer program in which students spend their 1L summer at the firm for six weeks working on legal matters and engaging in diversity & inclusion efforts followed by a secondment-style assignment with a firm client for four weeks. The Pro Bono Scholars Program is a two-summer program in which students work at a public interest organization for at least seven weeks and four weeks at the firm, focusing on pro bono assignments. During their second summer, scholars of both programs join the summer associate program. These programs are offered 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 Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Please join If/When/How in this lunch time discussion with Sherry Honeycutt Everett, Legal and Policy Director for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She will discuss her work, how domestic violence law is relevant across many fields, opportunities for students to get involved, and more! This event is sponsored by If/When/How. For more information, please contact Adrienne Jackson at alj51@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • Law School 4047

    Please join the Mock Trial Board for the second of two training sessions for the Twiggs-Beskind Cup (Duke Law's Mock Trial Tournament). Participants are only required to attend one of the two training sessions. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Mock Trial Board. Contact Jen Goldshtein at Jen.Goldshtein@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4045

    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. 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. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

Friday, January 17, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Welcome to the 10th Annual Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium sponsored by Greenberg Traurig. This year, the theme is "Athlete and Artist Rights in the Evolving Sports, Entertainment, and Music Industries." To register for free, please go to: http://dukelawselssymposium.mystrikingly.com/. By registering, you will have a printed name tag and priority for lunch. Walk ups will be accepted. Attire is casual. Sponsored by the Sports & 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. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Law School 4045

    Please join Colm McInerney LLM'07, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Sharanyaa Kruti Vasan LLM'15, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, 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 4000

    Introduction to the Public Interest and Public Service Certificate Program 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 Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at midnight. Enrolled students complete curricular requirements and are assigned 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.

  • 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. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/7 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvy19xld2qFpBUF

Saturday, January 18, 2020

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    Please join us for a small, private networking event with Bobby Rosenbloum, Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Entertainment Practice. If you're interested in pursuing an entertainment-related practice or learning more about GT's other practice groups, please stop by to chat with Bobby. Ideal for 1Ls interested in 1L summer positions or getting a head start on the pre-OCI process. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/eMzLJtAKSYWDr6AN7. For more information, contact Zack Flagel (zachary.flagel@duke.edu) or Kaitlin Ray (kaitlin.m.ray@duke.edu). We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, January 20, 2020

  • 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 https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eteb9yf5MJPZP3D by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15. 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.

  • 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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

  • Law School 4040

    Please join the Women Law Students Association for our first Coffee & Conversation event of the semester! WLSA is honored to have Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, formerly of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts join us for an informal conversation about her career, and her experience as the first woman to hold the Chief Justice position in the history of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP in advance for this event, as space is limited to 15 students. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Nanma Okeani at oco3@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    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 4172

    Audition for Duke Law's annual musical-comedy, Tricky Dick! This year's show promises another hilarious cast of characters, irreverent sketches, dancing, singing, and cameos from your favorite Duke Law professors. No prior stage experience necessary! Time commitment is flexible. Auditions are simple and only take 5 minutes. Acting auditions require no prior preparation and we will provide you with material to read. If you choose to do a singing audition, please prepare a verse and chorus of any song to sing a cappella. Auditions are drop-in, first come first served. Round 1 is January 14 and Round 2 is January 21. Auditions end at 1:45 pm; both rounds will receive equal consideration for all roles. Questions? Contact Brad Schupack (bjs78@duke.edu) or Andrew Hayes (arh86@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3043

    An informal "Tech Policy Talk" featuring Chris Sonderby, Deputy General Counsel at Facebook. Join us to hear his perspective on the tech field, his career in the tech industry and his role as Deputy General Counsel at Facebook. Please RSVP here: https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/tech-policy-talks-ft-chris-so…. Co-sponsored by the Center on Science and technology Policy and Duke Science and Society. For more information, please contact Hannah Shoaf at hannah.shoaf@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, will be joined by former Massachusetts Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall for a discussion of Marshall's trailblazing life in the judiciary. Born and raised in South Africa, Chief Justice Marshall came to the U.S. for graduate school and was unable to return to South Africa because of her anti-apartheid advocacy. She took U.S. citizenship in 1978, attended Yale Law School, practiced law, and served as a vice president and general counsel at Harvard University before being appointed as an associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in 1996. In 1999 she became the first woman to serve as Chief Justice of that court. Before her retirement in 2010, Marshall wrote hundreds of opinions, including the groundbreaking 2003 decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health. This declared that the Massachusetts Constitution prohibits the state from denying same-sex couples access to civil marriage and made Massachusetts the first state to legalize gay marriage. Marshall's tenure as chief justice also was marked by her efforts to improve access to justice for all and to make the judiciary more transparent, efficient, and accountable. This event is part of Chief Justice Marshall's visit to Duke Law as the Spring 2020 Bolch Judicial Institute Distinguished Judge in Residence. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join Duke graduate Judge Rodolfo Ruiz (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida) for a discussion about his career. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center, the Latin American Law Students Association, and the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Sanford Fleishman Commons

    Hon. Dikgang Moseneke, who rose from a human rights leader during apartheid to Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa, will join Duke University as a Rubenstein Fellow during the spring semester of 2020. At Duke, Moseneke will explore current challenges to constitutional democracy and rule of law.

    Moseneke is the eighth expert to join Duke's Rubenstein Fellows Academy, and the first international fellow.

    Students, faculty and the public are invited to a free welcome event, a Robert R. Wilson Distinguished Lecture co-hosted by the Office of the Provost, the Sanford School of Public Policy, the Duke Center for International Development, and the Duke Law School. The event is part of Duke's 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration.

    The event runs from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Sanford School's Fleishman Commons. Moseneke will reflect on some of his life experiences through an oral history interview conducted by professors Catherine Admay of Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy and Karin Shapiro of Duke's African and African American Studies Department. A reception and book signing will follow. The event will be livestreamed. Duke's Amandla African Chorus will open the program.

    Parking is available at the Bryan Center Parking Deck Garage (entrance on Science Drive across the street from the Camel statue).

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Mark A. Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, will deliver the 2020 David L. Lange Lecture on Intellectual Property, "The Splinternet." Professor Lemley teaches intellectual property, patent law, trademark law, antitrust, the law of robotics and AI, video game law, and remedies. He is the author of eight books and 173 articles, including the two-volume treatise IP and Antitrust , and his works have been cited more than 270 times by courts, including 15 times by the United States Supreme Court, and more than 16,000 times in books and law review articles, making him the most-cited scholar in IP law and one of the five most cited legal scholars of all time. Professor Lemley is also a founding partner of Durie Tangri LLP and a founder of Lex Machina, Inc., a startup company that provides litigation data and analytics to law firms, companies, courts, and policymakers. Bag lunches will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Rachel Greeson rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu.