Event Calendar Archive

Thursday, January 5, 2017

  • Jan 5 San Francisco: Duke Law Alumni Reception at AALS Annual Meeting 5:00 PMNone

    At the meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) this January in San Francisco, we will be hosting a casual reception for Duke Law faculty, alumni, and friends. Specific Location: Urban Tavern, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. (This is one of the official AALS meeting hotels.) Beer, wine, and light appetizers will be served. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  • Jan 10 POSTPONED TO 1/23/17: Community Roundtable 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

  • Jan 11 POSTPONED TO 1/24/17: Careers in International Law: Practicing International Arbitration & Litigation in the Middle East and Washington, DC, a Conversation with Djauouida Siaci 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Djaouida Siaci for a wide-ranging conversation about her work and career spanning both law firm and government service in Washington, DC and the United Arab Emirates. Ms. Siaci spent 10 years in private law firm practice focusing on international transactions as well as international litigation and arbitration, with a focus on white collar and FCPA matters. She subsequently advised the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates on judicial reform and rule-of-law initiatives and represented Pakistan International Airlines in arbitral proceedings. Ms. Siaci will discuss her career path, day-to-day work, and will offer advice to students interested in working in or with the MENA region as part of their professional careers. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be provided For more information, contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 11 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Cameron Hammel at cameron.hammel@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Jan 11 POSTPONED TO 1/19/17: Refugee Asylum Support Project (RASP) Kickoff Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Refugee Asylum Support Project (RASP), a pro bono organization at Duke Law that assists refugees and asylum seekers with matters related to U.S. immigration law, is hosting its kickoff meeting for students who are interested in becoming members. Sponsored by RASP. For more information on how you can help the refugee population and service providers in the United States, please contact Suman Momin at suman.momin@lawnet.duke.edu or Suzie Jing at shichu.jing@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

  • Jan 13 1Ls/2Ls: Guaranteed Summer Funding Through the Stanback Fellowship Program 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Want to secure $5,000 this summer while working in a rewarding legal internship reserved exclusively for Duke students? Then come learn about the Stanback Internships available for Summer 2017! Many of the internships provide experience in litigation, administrative law or legislative/government affairs work. The internships are with environmental organizations, but the skills developed readily transfer to many areas of practice. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 13 LLM Alumni Panel III: Practicing litigation and arbitration in the U.S as an LLM graduate-a conversation with David Hamilton and Colm McInerney 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join David Hamilton LLM'08, a senior litigation associate at Zeichner Ellman & Krause, and Colm McInerney LLM'07, a senior arbitration associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, for a wide-ranging conversation about practicing law in the U.S. as LLM-trained attorneys. They will share insights about their career path and day-to-day work and offer advice to LLM students interested in joining litigation-focused practices at U.S. law firms. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Monday, January 16, 2017

  • Jan 16 2017 VITA Training and Certification 12:30 PMLaw 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 11.To RSVP please complete this form https://goo.gl/forms/A4j1yIFxpGb0USl93. 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.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

  • Jan 17 Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) Duke Chapter Interest Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Duke's chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) will have a general interest kick off meeting to outline events for the semester as well as announce opportunities to apply for leadership positions. SALDF's goal is to promote the incorporation of animal welfare into legal practice and in the local community. If you are interested in getting involved or learning more, we look forward to seeing you on the 17th. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by DBA and the Duke Law chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. For more information, please contact Leigh Markowitz at leigh.markowitz@duke.edu.

  • Jan 17 Advanced Business Networking for International Lawyers: Understanding American Legal Culture 12:30 PMLaw 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, Director of Professional Development/Diversity & Inclusion, at Foley & Lardner, an international law firm, will conduct a 60-minute workshop which will also include tips on networking and building professional relationships to help your future career. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. For more information please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 17 POSTPONED TO 1/25/17: CAGV Research Assignments 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    I know a lot of us were disappointed by 2016, so let's take our anger and funnel it into productive channels. At this meeting we will go over a number of legal research and volunteer opportunities organized by CAGV - come ready to sign up for a short project and dedicate some of your time in the beginning of the semester to helping domestic violence victims in North Carolina. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by CAGV. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

  • Jan 18 Public Interest Law Foundation General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Still want summer funding? Come to our mid-year PILF general body meeting for updates on what PILF has done this year so far, and for information about working for the upcoming PILF auction. We look forward to seeing you there. This meeting should not take long! Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Jan 18 Careers in International Law: Anti-Corruption Investigations at the World Bank: A Conversation with Robert Delonis 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    What does it mean to work at the World Bank? Please join Mr. Robert Delonis, a Senior Litigation Specialist in the Integrity Vice Presidency with over six years of experience at the Bank, will be joining us for a conversation about his time and work at the World Bank Group. Mr. Delonis investigates and pursues sanctions related to fraud and corruption in Bank-financed projects and will talk about his experience working in cross-border project finance, intergovernmental organizations, and anti-corruption investigations. He will also speak about his career path and the types of positions at the World Bank. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by CPDC and International Studies. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at Kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

  • Jan 19 Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Lawyering 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join us to hear from leading law and technology innovator Andrew Arruda, CEO and Co-Founder of the A.I. lawyer ROSS Intelligence and recently named to Forbes 30 under 30 list. Andrew will share his thoughts on artificial intelligence, legal innovation, and the role of technology in expanding access to legal services, and he'll answer questions in a session moderated by Professor Jeff Ward. This fireside chat is open to all and is co-sponsored by the Law & Entrepreneurship Society, the Duke Law & Technology Review, and the Duke Law Tech Lab. For more information, please contact Russell Deutsch at russell.deutsch@duke.edu

  • Jan 19 Political Ignorance and its Challenge to Democracy 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join Professor Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University, and Professor Pope McCorkle, Associate Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy, for a discussion on political ignorance, the challenge it poses to democracy, and the decentralization or limitation of government as a solution. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu.

  • Jan 19 Transactional Skills Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join corporate healthcare lawyers from Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson for a practical 1-hour transactional skills session, covering practice points and best practices for junior lawyers. This session is designed for any students interested in gaining hands-on transactional experience. Health care law will be used as a case study, but there will be a wealth of general knowledge about corporate/transactional law as well. Space is limited so RSVP here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0C49A5AC29A2FE3-transactional. Co-sponsored by Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson and the Career & Professional Development Center. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 19 CANCELED: Black Law Students Association General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join BLSA for the first General Body Meeting of the semester. We will discuss the upcoming BLSA programming, including all the events planned for Black History Month. Professor Young will be in attendance to give a talk to help keep grades in perspective. Pizza and salad will be provided. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Ennis Coble at ennis.coble@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

  • Jan 19 Women's March Poster Making with Womens Law Student Association 4:00 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    For all those planning on attending the Women's March this weekend, come make signs to carry! WLSA will be providing some supplies such as posterboard, markers, and glitter. Feel free to bring any other supplies you may need. Co-sponsored by WLSA and DBA. For more information, please contact Kelsey Moore at kelsey.moore@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

  • Jan 23 Health Law Society Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    If you are interested in learning about what the Health Law Society has planned for this semester or have some great ideas of your own, come and join us. We will have ideas and conversation, but, alas, no food, so be sure to bring your own. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Kevin Simmons at kevin.simmons@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Jan 23 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Cameron Hammel at cameron.hammel@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Jan 23 Community Roundtable 12:30 PMLaw 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. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

  • Jan 24 Careers in International Law: Practicing International Arbitration & Litigation in the Middle East and Washington, DC, a Conversation with Djauouida Siaci 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Djaouida Siaci for a wide-ranging conversation about her work and career spanning both law firm and government service in Washington, DC and the United Arab Emirates. Ms. Siaci spent 10 years in private law firm practice focusing on international transactions as well as international litigation and arbitration, with a focus on white collar and FCPA matters. She subsequently advised the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates on judicial reform and rule-of-law initiatives and represented Pakistan International Airlines in arbitral proceedings. Ms. Siaci will discuss her career path, day-to-day work, and will offer advice to students interested in working in or with the MENA region as part of their professional careers. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be provided For more information, contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 24 Terrific Lists and Nuclear Options: Judicial Nominations in the Trump Administration 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Mr. Illya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, will discuss the impact of the 2016 election on future issues and nominations to both the Supreme Court and lower courts. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Patrick Butler at patrick.butler@lawnet.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

  • Jan 25 "Be The Match" Marrow Donor Drive 12:00 PMLaw School 3rd Floor Loggia

    "Be The Match" is a National Marrow Donor Program helping the thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases in need of a bone marrow transplant. Come by the information table on the 3rd floor outside of the library to learn more. You can even provide a DNA swab that will put you in the Registry. For blood cancer patients, there is a cure. And the amazing thing is, it could be you! Sponsored by Professor Marilyn Forbes Phillips. For more information please contact Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

  • Jan 25 CANCELED: ESQ Primer 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Business Law Society for a lunch session to learn basic accounting and finance lingo, soft skills, and tips for networking your way to a successful 1L summer job search! Sponsored by BLS. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Jan 25 Sign-ups for Pro Bono legal research projects and volunteer opportunities with CAGV 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    I know a lot of us were disappointed by 2016, so let's take our anger and funnel it into productive channels. At this meeting we will go over a number of legal research and volunteer opportunities organized by CAGV - come ready to sign up for a short project and dedicate some of your time in the beginning of the semester to helping domestic violence victims in North Carolina. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by CAGV. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

  • Jan 25 Navigating the Path to Patent Practice 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    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, 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-class students will also discuss their individual job searches, including participation in the Loyola Patent Fair, as well as their interviewing experiences. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and moderated by Jennifer Caplan. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

  • Jan 25 A Rule of Law Seminar with Robert Hahn 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    A talk by Robert Hahn of Oxford. He will discuss, "The Sharing Economy and the Ridesharing Revolution." Robert Hahn is a Professor and Director of Economics, Oxford Smith School, Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School In this seminar, Hahn will review attempts to estimate the economic welfare impacts from key sharing economy businesses, such as Airbnb and Uber. He will discuss a co-authored paper on estimating the benefits from ridesharing, and argue that the net benefits from the sharing economy are likely to be substantial. Finally, he will discuss some broader economic and political issues related to regulation of the sharing economy. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For further information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

  • Jan 25 Afternoon Coffee Meet and Greet with Shearman & Sterling 4:45 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Shearman & Sterling LLP cordially invites Duke Law students to learn more about the practice of law at an international law firm over coffee. Please join Ali Hassanali, an associate in the Project Development and Finance group with a focus in Africa and Latin America, Erica Kassman (L'14) an associate in the Capital Markets group with a focus in Latin America, and Arjun Chandran (T'12, L'15) an associate in the Antitrust group with a focus in multi-jurisdictional M&A to learn more about their practices and how they started developing their skills and interests. Sponsored by Shearman & Sterling, LLP and the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Shira Anderson or Suzie Jing.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

  • Jan 26 Building Relationships: Networking 101 for 1Ls 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Building relationships is the foundation to a successful job search (and ultimately a career), but many people find "networking" to be a challenge. Join us for a lunch discussion with a panel of your 2L and 3L classmates, who will share their insights and experiences with developing a professional network. This program will also prepare you for this afternoon's DBA Networking Thursday, where you can practice the skills discussed at lunch. This event is a pre-requisite for any students planning to attend the ESQ Career Symposium on February 3-4. Co-sponsored by DBA and the Career & Professional Development Center. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 26 Black Law Students Association General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join BLSA for the first General Body Meeting of the semester. We will discuss the upcoming BLSA programming, including all the events planned for Black History Month. Professor Young will be in attendance to give a talk to help keep grades in perspective. Pizza and salad will be provided. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Ennis Coble at ennis.coble@duke.edu.

  • Jan 26 3Ls: Duke University Office of General Counsel Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

    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, though one position will have a focus on health care. 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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

  • Jan 26 DBA Networking Thursday 5:00 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    All the fun of a DBA Thursday, plus the chance to practice your "networking" skills. Please join DBA and faculty for a social gathering with a networking focus. There will be food, beverages, great conversation and a networking "scavenger hunt" with a prize! For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Co-sponsored by DBA and the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Jan 26 North Carolina Bar Association - Law Student Division Networking Reception 5:00 PMOff-campus

    You are invited to a networking reception with members of the NCBA Board of Governors and Councilors from the N.C. State Bar on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. at the N.C. Bar Center in Cary. This event is the can't miss intentional networking opportunity by the legal leaders across the state to connect with you as law students. Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. RSVP here (http://tinyurl.com/NCBA-LSNR) by January 23. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

  • Jan 27 7th Annual Duke University School of Law, Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join the Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Society for our 7th Annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium. The symposium will provide a meaningful opportunity for discussion and interaction among students, professors, legal practitioners, and industry leaders. The symposium offers panels covering a range of current topics in the world of sports and entertainment law, as well as opportunities to meet professionals in these fields. This year's panels include speakers addressing emerging virtual reality technology, Olympic drug testing and governance, issues of live events and music festivals, and social activism in professional sport. Lunch and a post-event reception will be provided. Sponsored by SELS, DBA, and GPSC. To register and view the detailed symposium schedule, please visit https://sites.duke.edu/selssymposium2017/home/. For more information, please contact SELS President Marcus Garcia at mag84@duke.edu.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

  • Jan 27 Fourth Annual Transactional Law Competition 3:30 PMSee description

    This is the 4th Annual Transactional Law Competition negotiation session and awards reception. Sponsored by the Transactional Law Competition Board. For more information, please contact Zach Siegler at zcs4@duke.edu.

Friday, January 27, 2017

  • Jan 27 Counteracting Islamophobia: Rights, Policy, and Next Steps 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    All are welcome to join the Duke Muslim Law Students Association for a timely conversation about the civil rights, policies, and incident reporting efforts that protect American-Muslims. Panelists will discuss how both the legal community and the American-Muslim community can utilize these methods to safeguard the rights of Muslims in America. Panelists include: Darrell Miller, Professor at Duke Law, Jillian Johnson, Durham City Council Member, Hamza Butler, Creator of ProjectMawla.com. Panel moderator is Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor at Duke Law. Co-sponsored by MLSA and Baker Botts. For more information, please contact Shajuti Hossain at shajuti.hossain@duke.edu.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

  • Jan 28 Duke Law Journal Elections 12:00 PMLaw School 3041

    This meeting is to elect the DLJ Executive Board for Volume 67. This event is mandatory for all DLJ editors. Sponsored by the Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Glenn Chappell at glenn.chappell@duke.edu.

Monday, January 30, 2017

  • Jan 30 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Cameron Hammel at cameron.hammel@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Jan 30 Akin Gump - Pro Bono Scholars Presentation 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    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

Monday, January 30, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • Jan 31 Duke in DC Info Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Students interested in pursuing Duke in DC next year should come to this informative session, where you will hear from students who just finished experiences at the DOJ, the Smithsonian, and the SEC. Come hear tips and tricks on applying, navigating a move to DC, and how to make the most of your externship experience. Although this session is specifically geared toward students interested in going to DC next Fall, anyone who wants to hear more about the program is welcome to attend. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Duke in DC. For more information, contact Anne Gordon, Director Externships, at agordon@law.duke.edu

  • Jan 31 Tricky Dick Auditions 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Your friendly neighborhood Duke Law comedy spectacular is holding auditions for this year's show! Come one come all. Auditions open to any Duke Law students with a sense of humor, no performance experience necessary. Tricky Dick is also looking for students with tech/stage production skills. Sponsored by Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Anderson Phillips at anderson.phillips@duke.edu.

  • Jan 31 Summer Internship Info. Session: Legal Aid of NC with a Civil Litigation Training Program 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Come hear about the partnership between Legal Aid of NC (LANC), Duke Law School, and UNC School of Law. The summer begins with a three day civil litigation training program at UNC School of Law followed by a one day substantive law program for all of the Legal Aid interns in the state. Interns will then spend 10 weeks of the summer in one of LANC's twenty-four offices in the state working closely with attorneys and trying cases before courts and administrative bodies. Interviews for the program will be on February 27th; watch for information in the weekly jobs email and the posting in Symplicity. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • Jan 31 Can He Do That? - Constitutionality and Force of Trump's EOs 6:30 PMLaw School 3041

    A discussion for the law community with panelists Professor Walter Dellinger, Professor Neil Siegel, Professor Guy Charles, Professor Chris Schroeder, Professor Stephen Sachs and Professor David Schanzer on the constitutional and legal framework surrounding the recent executive orders issued by the new administration. This is a closed event for law faculty, staff and students only. Co-sponsored by Outlaw, Muslim Law Students Association, and Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Madeline Gootman at madeline.gootman@duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • Feb 1 Tricky Dick Auditions 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Your friendly neighborhood Duke Law sketch comedy spectacular is holding auditions for this year's show! Come one come all. Auditions open to any Duke Law students with a sense of humor, no performance experience necessary. Tricky Dick is also looking for students with tech/stage production skills. Sponsored by Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Anderson Phillips at anderson.phillips@duke.edu.

  • Feb 1 Human Rights Law Society: Documentary Lunch 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join the Human Rights Law Society for its third Documentary Lunch! The documentary feature will be "13TH." This event is part of a monthly series of human-rights focused film viewings. If you are interested in human rights law, documentaries, or just want to learn more about the human rights community at Duke Law, please join us! Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Alex Dayneka at alexandra.dayneka@duke.edu.

  • Feb 1 Lunch with the Dean 12:30 PMLaw School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, January 27 by 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. If you are unable to attend this lunch, there will be other opportunities to have lunch with the Dean this semester.

  • Feb 1 CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Feb 1 Careers in National Security Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the National Security Law Society for a conversation with three Covington and Burling attorneys about their practice area, as well as what it means to practice national security law. Sponsored by National Security Law Society. For more information, please contact Kara Iskenderian at Kara.iskenderian@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • Feb 2 Lawyer on the Line Training 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Training for students who wish to participate in Lawyer on the Line. This is a program in partnership with Legal Aid of NC. Students provide legal assistance to very low income clients over the phone. Each case involves about three hours of pro bono service time. All interested students may attend the training. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, please contact William May at william.may@duke.edu. Please RSVP at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/QP2522QeShtMd33C2

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  • Feb 2 Call your representatives and Government and Public Service Society Social 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Join If/When/How and the Government and Public Service Society for some direct action and socializing! The first half of the hour will be dedicated to calling our representatives to let them know the importance of access to reproductive healthcare in our communities. Contact lists and scripts will be provided--just bring your cell phone! Afterwards, students can meet, chat, and hang out with other public interest students as well as the GPS and If/When/How Exec boards. All students interested in government or public interest work are invited! Lunch from Noodles & Co will be provided. Sponsored by GPS and If/When/How. For more information, please contact Laura Revolinski at ler27@duke.edu or Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

  • Feb 2 Tricky Dick Auditions 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Your friendly neighborhood Duke Law sketch comedy spectacular is holding auditions for this year's show! Come one come all. Auditions open to any Duke Law students with a sense of humor, no performance experience necessary. Tricky Dick is also looking for students with tech/stage production skills. Sponsored by Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Anderson Phillips at anderson.phillips@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • Feb 2 DBA Thursday: Black History Trivia Night 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    To kickoff Black History Month, the Black Law Students Association, partnering with DBA, would like to invite you Black History Trivia Night. Come spend the evening learning cool Black History facts, while enjoying good food and music. Co-sponsored by DBA and the Black Law Students Association. For more information, or to sign up, please email Ennis Coble at ennis.coble@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • Feb 2 Teach-in On Immigration Advocacy 6:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Now is the time for active participation in our democracy. As law students, we are uniquely positioned to begin affecting change immediately. Immigration expert, UNC Prof. Deborah Weismann, will present on immigration advocacy. We are also inviting community leaders to share opportunities for students to apply the knowledge they gain on Thursday. Join us as we learn about immigration law and partner with community organizations to help protect vulnerable populations. Dinner will be provided. This event is open to the Duke community only. Sponsored by Graduate & Professional Student Council. For more information, please contact Marcus Benning at marcus.benning@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, February 3, 2017

  • Feb 3 Duke Law Journal Symposium 8:30 AMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Law Journal will be hosting its 47th Annual Administrative Law Symposium. The topic is "Exclusion, Inclusion, and the Law of the Administrative State." The symposium will evaluate what role administrative agencies play in applying laws of inclusion and exclusion in order to promote equality. In addition to presenting a number of viewpoints from prominent legal scholars from across the nation, the Symposium will host a keynote address from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chief Commissioner Chai Feldblum. Sponsored by Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Zach Siegler at zachary.siegler@duke.edu.

Friday, February 3, 2017

  • Feb 3 ESQ Diversity Panel & Reception 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    Kick off the 14th annual ESQ Career Symposium with an engaging panel discussion, "Diversity in Practice: Strengthening the Profession Through Diversity and Inclusion," followed by a networking reception in Star Commons. ESQ is a professional symposium that gives all Duke Law students the opportunity to learn about various careers in corporate law while networking with accomplished practitioners. Over 60 attorneys from a variety of law firms and in house organizations, geographic markets, and practice areas will be on campus. Students will build networking skills, make valuable connections with attorneys, and prepare for interviews (1L, 2L, and beyond) by enhancing their professional network. For more information on the diversity panel, please contact Julia DiPrete at julia.diprete@law.duke.edu. For more information on ESQ, please contact Abigail Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • Feb 4 ESQ Career Symposium 8:30 AMLaw School 3041

    ESQ formal programming begins on Saturday morning with our keynote speaker Kirkland Hicks '97, General Counsel of Lincoln Financial, followed by topical panel discussions. This year, the networking hour and lunch will be followed by a men's basketball game watch party at the brand new President's Suite at the football stadium. Students who attend the programming will have a chance to win tickets to Cameron to cheer on the Blue Devils in person! Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Abigail Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

Monday, February 6, 2017

  • Feb 6 Mock Trial Skills Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the Mock Trial Board for a skills session ahead of the law school-wide Twiggs Beskind Cup taking place in February. If you are interested in joining the Board, the Twiggs-Beskind is the only way to qualify. Sponsored by Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Adam Mortillaro at arm79@duke.edu.

  • Feb 6 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Cameron Hammel at cameron.hammel@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Feb 6 Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Focus Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    Duke's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter will be having a focus meeting for those interested in contributing ideas and discussing future plans for the organization. All are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch. Sponsored by SALDF. For more information, please contact Leigh Markowitz at leigh.markowitz@duke.edu.

  • Feb 6 Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy: Intersectionality and the Black Lives Matter Movement 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy symposium will tackle the importance of considering intersecting gender, racial, and sexual identities while discussing the Black Lives Matter movement. The four day series kicks off with a panel entitled Black Women and Girls' Lives Matter. Panelists include Professor Kimberly Lamm of Duke University , Professor Blair LM Kelley of NC State University, and Professor Adriane-Lentz Smith of Duke University. Our moderator is Professor Katharine Bartlett. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Journal on Gender Law & Policy. For more information please contact Glenda Dieuveille at glenda.dieuveille@duke.edu.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

  • Feb 6 Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Symposium Kickoff 3:30 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    You are invited to help the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy celebrate the commencement of its symposium, Intersectionality and the Black Lives Matter Movement. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by DJGLP. For more information, please contact Glenda Dieuveille at glenda.dieuveille@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  • Feb 7 Mock Trial Skills Session #2 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    This is the second of back-to-back skills sessions ahead of the Mock Trial Board's Twiggs-Beskind Cup in February. If you are interested in joining the Board, the Twiggs-Beskind is the only way to qualify. Sponsored by Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Adam Mortillaro at arm79@duke.edu.

  • Feb 7 Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy: Intersectionality and the Black Lives Matter Movement 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy symposium will tackle the importance of considering intersecting gender, racial, and sexual identities while discussing the Black Lives Matter movement. The second panel of our four day series is entitled Black Lives Matter in Prison. Panelists include Professor James Coleman of Duke Law School and Umar Muhammad of the Southern Coalition for Justice. Our moderator is Professor Theresa Newman. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Journal on Gender Law & Policy. For more information please contact Glenda Dieuveille at glenda.dieuveille@duke.edu.

  • Feb 7 Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  • Feb 7 Conversation in Human Rights Panel 4:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics invites you to join us for a panel discussion on Abusive Policing with Impunity: Cover Up or Standard Operating Procedure? Moderated by Professor James Coleman with panelists Jamie Kalven, Journalist & Founder and Executive Director of the Invisible Institute and Mandy Locke, News & Observer, Investigative Journalist. Over the course of a decade, a team of Chicago police officers, involved in the illicit drug trade, framed individuals who did not cooperate with them by planting drugs on them. Investigative Reporter Jamie Kalven recently exposed the story. In 2011 Brandon Bethea died in a Harnett Country jail after being shot by a detention officer with a Taser. Investigative Journalist Mandy Locked exposed Bethea's death and covered extensively the police squads of Harnett Country. A small reception will follow the panel on the Star Commons Mezzanine. Co-sponsored by The Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information please contact Sarah Holsapple at sarah.holsapple@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

  • Feb 8 Public Interest Law Foundation Auction & Gala Ticket Sales 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding ticket sales for the 21st Annual PILF Auction & Gala on Friday, February 17, 2017. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Credit cards or check only, no cash. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Meaghan Newkirk at meaghan.newkirk@duke.edu for more information.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

  • Feb 8 Class Gift Campaign Kick Off 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stop by Star Commons to help us kick-off the 2017 Graduating Class Gift campaign! Please come by to speak with our committee members to find out how you can make a meaningful contribution to the Law School and learn more about our competition with UNC Law School! Sponsored by the Class Gift Committee and Alumni & Development Office. For more information please contact Kate Shivar, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Young Alumni, at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

  • Feb 8 CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Feb 8 Corporate Law at an International Law Firm: Developing a Global Practice 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Shearman & Sterling LLP cordially invites Duke Law students to a lunchtime panel to learn more about the practice of law at an international law firm. This panel of lawyers from Shearman & Sterling LLP brings together top professionals and Duke Law alumni, each with a unique cross-border corporate practice. The panel includes Ali Hassanali, an associate in the Project Development and Finance group with a focus in Africa and Latin America, Erica Kassman (L'14) an associate in the Capital Markets group with a focus in Latin America, and Arjun Chandran (T'12, L'15) an associate in the Antitrust group with a focus in multi-jurisdictional M&A. The panel will discuss broad concepts in domestic and cross-border corporate practices as well as why they chose their fields and what it really means to have a global corporate practice at an international law firm. Sponsored by Shearman & Sterling, LLP and the International Law Society. For more information, contact Shira Anderson at shira.anderson@duke.edu or Suzie Jing at shichu.jing@duke.edu.

  • Feb 8 Information Session with Navy JAG Corps 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

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

  • Feb 8 Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy: Intersectionality and the Black Lives Matter Movement 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy symposium will tackle the importance of considering intersecting gender, racial, and sexual identities while discussing the Black Lives Matter movement. The third panel of our four day series is entitled Black Lives Matter in School. Panelists include local activist Dorothy Counts-Scoggins, Maurice Green of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, and Ricky Watson Jr. of the Southern Coalition for Justice. Our moderator is Professor Jane Wettach. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Duke Journal on Gender Law & Policy and the Black Law Students Association. For more information please contact Glenda Dieuveille at glenda.dieuveille@duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

  • Feb 8 Afternoon Coffee Meet and Greet with Shearman & Sterling 4:45 PMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Shearman & Sterling LLP cordially invites Duke Law students to learn more about the practice of law at an international law firm over coffee. Please join Ali Hassanali, an associate in the Project Development and Finance group with a focus in Africa and Latin America, Erica Kassman (L'14) an associate in the Capital Markets group with a focus in Latin America, and Arjun Chandran (T'12, L'15) an associate in the Antitrust group with a focus in multi-jurisdictional M&A to learn more about their practices and how they started developing their skills and interests. Sponsored by Shearman & Sterling, LLP and the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Shira Anderson or Suzie Jing.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

  • Feb 9 Public Interest Law Foundation Auction & Gala Ticket Sales 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding ticket sales for the 21st Annual PILF Auction & Gala on Friday, February 17, 2017. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Credit cards or check only, no cash. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Meaghan Newkirk at meaghan.newkirk@duke.edu for more information.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

  • Feb 9 Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy: Intersectionality and the Black Lives Matter Movement 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy symposium will tackle the importance of considering intersecting gender, racial, and sexual identities while discussing the Black Lives Matter movement. The fourth and final panel of our four day series is entitled Black LGBTQI Lives Matter. Panelists include local activist Mandy Carter and Professor Sharon P. Holland of UNC Chapel Hill. Our moderator is Seth Pearson, L'16. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Journal on Gender Law & Policy. For more information please contact Glenda Dieuveille at glenda.dieuveille@duke.edu.

  • Feb 9 Alternative Legal Careers: Institute for Justice 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the Federalist Society and the Institute for Justice's Robert Everett Johnson for a conversation about the Institute's legal services and public interest litigation. The Institute for Justice (IJ) is a non-profit libertarian public interest law firm. It has litigated several cases considered by the United States Supreme Court dealing with topics that included eminent domain, interstate commerce, public financing for elections, school vouchers, and tax credits for private school tuition. Mr. Johnson litigates cases protecting private property, economic liberty, and freedom of speech. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu.

  • Feb 9 The Trump Administration and International Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Recent actions by the Trump administration raise many unresolved legal issues. Although much of the focus has been on the US constitution, many of these actions also raise challenging issues of international law. Executive orders on immigration and the "global gag rule" implicate human rights and refugee law. Plans to withdraw the US from or renegotiate NAFTA and introduce a border adjustment tax affect international trade law. US compliance with multilateral treaties and its participation in international organization will be tested by proposals to exit or ignore legal commitments ranging from NATO, to the Paris Agreement on climate change, to the Iran nuclear deal. Professors Brewster, Helfer and Huckerby will give an overview over these and other international law issues implicated by the Trump administration's policies. The panel will be moderated by Professor Michaels. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Law Society. For more information, contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

    http://law.duke.edu/news/trump-administration-and-international-law/

  • Feb 9 Renting in New York 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Worried about finding a place in NYC after graduation? Well then this is the lunchtime talk for you! Cooper & Cooper Real Estate is coming to Duke Law to provide tips and tricks about renting and buying a new home in New York. Food will be provided. Sponsored by DBA. Please contact Alix Simnock at alix.simnock@duke.edu for more information.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Feb 10 Duke Forum for Law and Social Change Spring Symposium 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Forum for Law and Social Change invites all members of the Duke community to our annual symposium. This year's symposium is titled "Dividing Lines: Borders, Race, and Religion in America." Speakers include the Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law at UNC Chapel Hill Deborah M. Weissman, the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UNC Chapel Hill Frank Baumgartner, and Baylor Law Professor Laura Hernandez. Sponsored by DFLSC. For more information, please contact Melany Cruz Burgos at mmc55@duke.edu.

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Feb 10 Financial Markets Bootcamp 10:30 AMLaw School 4047

    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 will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets. 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. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Y6TKLM.

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Feb 10 I Love DC 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join the Asian Law Students Association for the "I Love" Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three biggest legal markets. The I Love DC Panel will showcase alumni working in DC area to address regional considerations such as practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Panelists include: Rachel See ('00) from EEOC, Fang Liu ('05) from Mei & Mark LLP, Josh Zhang ('16) from Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett LLP, and Lauren Ige from WilmerHale. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by ALSA and the DBA. For more information, please contact Ashley Shan at dukealsa@gmail.com.

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Feb 10 CANCELED: Duke Law Wellness: Yoga 1:30 PMSee description

    Take a break from studying with a yoga class, just for you! Join your fellow law students for a relaxing yoga class at Blue Point Yoga Center. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited; please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Feb 10 May a Government Mandate More Extensive Health Insurance than Citizens Want for Themselves? 3:30 PMWest Duke 204

    Alex Voorhoeve, from the Philosophy Department of the London School of Economics and Bioethics Department of NIH will discuss his paper, "May a Government Mandate more Extensive Health Insurance than Citizens Want for Themselves?" He critically examines a common liberal egalitarian view about the justification for, and proper content of, mandatory health insurance. This view holds that a mandate is justified because it is the best way to ensure that those in poor health are insured on equitable terms. It also holds that a government should mandate what a representative prudent individual would purchase for themselves if they were placed in fair conditions of choice. He argues that this common justification for a mandate is incomplete. A further reason for mandated insurance is that it helps secure social egalitarian public goods that would be underprovided if insurance were optional. I also argue that rather than mandating what a representative individual would choose for themselves, we should design the mandatory package by appealing to a pluralistic egalitarian view, which cares about improving people's well-being, reducing unfair inequality, and maintaining egalitarian social relations. Co-sponsored by Duke Law's Center for Law, Ethics and Public Policy and Duke's Department of Philosophy. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at Victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

  • Feb 13 Public Interest Law Foundation Auction & Gala Ticket Sales 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding ticket sales for the 21st Annual PILF Auction & Gala on Friday, February 17, 2017. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Credit cards or check only, no cash. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Meaghan Newkirk at meaghan.newkirk@duke.edu for more information.

Monday, February 13, 2017

  • Feb 13 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Cameron Hammel at cameron.hammel@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Feb 13 Women in Public Service 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Women's Law Students Association (WLSA) is having a panel to discuss the vast careers within public service and government law. Panelists thus far include Sarah Preston, executive director of Lillian's List of NC, a statewide community of individuals who work to recruit, train, promote and support pro-choice women running for public office in North Carolina, North Carolina Senator Angela Bryant and Durham Chief District Court Judge Marcia Morey. The event will center around the election process, any challenges panelists may foresee in these next four years within public service and the under representation of women in elected government positions. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Rory Henry at rory.henry@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 13 The Value of Diversity in the Workplace 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Diversity and inclusion are fundamental not just for creating a harmonious and equal-opportunity workplace but also as a factor that improves the bottom line of a business. Please join us for a talk from Todd Sears, Duke alumnus and founder of Out Leadership, on his principle of the Return on Equality. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Feb 13 Faculty Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

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

  • Feb 13 "Know Your Rights" Campaign Training 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Are you looking for a way to actively assist the refugee and immigrant population in the Durham community in response to the new administration's Executive Orders? The "Know Your Rights" Campaign is the means to do so. Through training facilitated by an attorney at the ACLU, law students will learn what rights immigrants and refugees have and how to effectively inform these respective populations of their rights. Following training, interested students will be connected to avenues in the community where they can directly communicate these rights to refugees and immigrants. Law students can dedicate one hour or more to this effort. Sponsored by the Refugee Asylum Support Project, Immigrant Education Project, and Refugee Resources Project. For more information, please contact Suman Momin at suman.momin@duke.edu.

Monday, February 13, 2017

  • Feb 13 Screening of "13th" 5:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join BLSA for a screening of 13th, a groundbreaking documentary by Ava DuVernay about the creation of the 13th Amendment and its impact on mass incarceration on the African-American community. Dinner will be served! Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Josephus Allmond at josephus.allmond@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Feb 14 Public Interest Law Foundation Auction & Gala Ticket Sales 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding ticket sales for the 21st Annual PILF Auction & Gala on Friday, February 17, 2017. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Credit cards or check only, no cash. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Meaghan Newkirk at meaghan.newkirk@duke.edu for more information.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Feb 14 Hate Speech: Words That Wound, Or a Meaningless Term? 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Mr. Robert Shibley, Executive Director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) will discuss how hate speech is and should be defined, especially on college campuses. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Brendan Tyler at brendan.tyler@duke.edu.

  • Feb 14 POSTPONED: Liberté, égalité, fraternité?: Human Rights Implications of France's State of Emergency 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Following the Bataclan massacre in November 2015, France declared a state of emergency which has been extended three times and remains in place. Ramzi Kassem, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic, City University of New York, traveled to France last year at the request of French and international rights groups on a fact-finding mission to investigate the impact and efficacy of such indefinite security measures on combating terrorism and ensuring an open, democratic society. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Clinic and Center for International and Comparative Law. To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 14 Combined Heat and Power Plant Proposal - Why You Should Care 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Environmental Law Society is hosting a lunch time talk discussing the combined heat and power plant proposal. Come for an overview of the issue, with a special emphasis on how students can get involved on campus. Sponsored by ELS. For more information, please contact Aaron Wasser at asw61@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Feb 14 PILF Auction Volunteer Training 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding volunteer training for the PILF Auction & Gala. All students signed up volunteer slots must attend a training session on 2/14 OR 2/15. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Meaghan Newkirk at meaghan.newkirk@duke.edu for more information.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Feb 14 Valentine's Celebration & Cards for Kids 3:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Take a moment out of your busy day to enjoy some sweets and hot cocoa and show your Valentine's Day love by making cards for kids at Duke's Children's Hospital. We'll be in Star Commons from 3-4:30 p.m. Join us! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Feb 15 Public Interest Law Foundation Auction & Gala Ticket Sales 10:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding ticket sales for the 21st Annual PILF Auction & Gala on Friday, February 17, 2017. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Credit cards or check only, no cash. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Meaghan Newkirk at meaghan.newkirk@duke.edu for more information.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Feb 15 Bridge to Practice Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

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

  • Feb 15 Mergers & Acquisitions 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Business Law Society invites you to learn from current practitioners about the general structure of a M&A deal, the role that lawyers play in these transactions, and the skill sets to develop during law school to prepare for a successful career in M&A. Panelists for the event include Neil Goldman, Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Zachary Wittenberg, Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. The panel will be moderated by Professor Geoff Krouse. Sponsored by BLS, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

    http://sites.duke.edu/dbls/

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Feb 16 You're Dying and Can't Communicate. Now What? 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    How are you going to die? Will it be quick and painless or slow and agonizing? Will you be communicating with your loved ones until the very end, or will you slip in and out of consciousness relying on others to guess what you want done? This talk will not answer any of those questions. Instead, this talk will give you some tools to help ensure you can communicate to your loved ones and doctors if you are unable to communicate when you need to. Local attorney Ken Burgess of Poyner Spruill will tell you about what living wills and healthcare powers of attorney can and cannot do and how you can fill them out and file them yourselves. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For questions, contact Kevin Simmons at kevin.simmons@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 16 Exit Loan Counseling Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Student Loan Office will conduct a group Exit Loan Counseling Sessions for all federal student loan borrowers that are graduating at the end of the Spring 2017 semester. During this session, borrowers will receive a detailed listing of their loans, information regarding repayment options available and helpful tips for managing their loan debt. Registration is required for this group session. Further instructions and a registration link will be provided at a later date. Sponsored by the Office of Financial Aid. For more information, please contact Lena Howerton at financialaid@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 16 Public Interest Law Foundation Auction & Gala Ticket Sales 12:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding ticket sales for the 21st Annual PILF Auction & Gala on Friday, February 17, 2017. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Credit cards or check only, no cash. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Meaghan Newkirk at meaghan.newkirk@duke.edu for more information.

  • Feb 16 Study Abroad Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Are you interested in studying abroad during the Fall 2017 semester? Join members of the International Studies Office and students who have studied abroad for a Q & A session. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contract Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 16 The State of Things 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Why is Kanye in the White House? Colin Kaepernick said what? Solange who?! The Black Law Students Association will discuss "The State of Things" through examining black popular culture's response to the recent election of Donald Trump. Join Duke Professor Mark Anthony Neal and Duke Law Professor Trina Jones for a look at how black public culture is speaking to a new presidency, and where lawyers can heed the call. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information please contact Bryant Wright at bryant.wright@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Feb 16 DBA Thursday 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come build community with classmates and faculty over refreshments. Co-sponsored by If/When/How (formerly Law Students for Reproductive Justice) and DBA. For more information, please contact Rose McKinley at rose.mckinley@gmail.com .

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Feb 16 If/When/How Documentary Night: Trapped 6:00 PMLaw School 4042

    What remains of the right to choose? Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary laws, clinics have taken their fight to the courts. Trapped follows the clinic workers and lawyers who were on the front lines of the battle in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women. Please join If/When/How for dinner and a screening of Trapped. Sponsored by If/When/How. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Feb 17 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy Spring Symposium 8:30 AMLaw School 3041

    Please join the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy for "Voting Rights in Polarized America," a community-grounded dialogue on the impact of voting reforms in North Carolina and the role of courts in election law disputes across the country. Panelists will include practitioners and scholars currently working on voting rights issues, including several attorneys who participated in NAACP v. McCrory, which invalidated the NC legislature's 2013 omnibus voter ID bill as racially discriminatory. The Honorable Henry E. Frye, a champion of voting rights and the first African American Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, will give the keynote address. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DJCLPP. For more information, please contact David Friedman at daf18@duke.edu.

    http://djclpp.law.duke.edu/symposium/

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Feb 17 Discussion with Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen 10:00 AMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    The Duke Environmental Law Society, Career and Professional Development Center, and Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono invite students interested in a career in public interest and environmental law to an informal roundtable career discussion with Trip Van Noppen, president of Earthjustice. Mr. Van Noppen will answer questions about starting a career in the non-profit sector and discuss his career path. Coffee and bagels will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Feb 17 Financial Markets Bootcamp 10:30 AMLaw School 4047

    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 will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets. 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. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Y6TKLM.

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Feb 17 POSTPONED TO 3/27: Careers in International Law: from International Clerkship to International Trade 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join Catherine Gibson, JD/LLM 2008, who is currently an associate in the international arbitration, litigation, and trade practice at Covington Burling in Washington, D.C. for a wide-ranging conversation about her career path and current practice. Ms. Gibson's practice focuses on helping clients solve challenges in doing business abroad. She has counseled clients on matters arising out of U.S. free trade agreements, treaties of the World Trade Organization, as well as a range of bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Before joining the firm, Ms. Gibson was a Legal Adviser on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague. She also previously served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she represented the United States in federal district courts across the country. Sponsored by the JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Feb 17 Duke Law Family Weekend 6:00 PMTBD

    Please join DBA in welcoming the parents and family members of our Duke Law students to Durham the weekend of February 17-19. We are excited for all of the activities we have planned for this year's Family Weekend and hope you will be able to share in that excitement. Details will be released as they are made available. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Rachel Ofori, DBA External Vice President, at rho3@duke.edu.

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Feb 17 2017 PILF Auction & Gala 6:30 PMWashington 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 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, Duke Basketball paraphernalia, dinners with professors, guitar lessons, and climbing trips. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Meaghan Newkirk at meaghan.cassin@lawnet.duke.edu.

Monday, February 20, 2017

  • Feb 20 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Cameron Hammel at cameron.hammel@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Feb 20 Genocide in Syria 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Since 2012, Ashraph has served as the Senior Analyst for the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria, investigating and publishing regular reports on the human rights conditions in Syria. Ashraph will speak about her work with the Commission in documenting human rights abuses and genocide committed by ISIS against the Yazidi minority in Iraq and Syria. Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Clinic, the Center for International and Comparative Law, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, International Law Society, and the Human Rights Law Society. Lunch will be served. To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

    http://law.duke.edu/news/ongoing-human-rights-violations-syria/

  • Feb 20 I Love NY 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the Asian Law Students Association for the "I Love" Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three biggest legal markets. The I Love NY Panel will showcase recent alumni working in New York to address regional considerations such as practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Panelists will include: Juyon Kang ('15) of Milbank, Min Lee ('14) of McDermott, Jerry Fang ('15) of Simpson Thacher, and Cathy Kim ('16) of Weil. Chick-fil-A will be served. Sponsored by ALSA and the DBA. For more information, please contact Bethany Wong at dukealsa@gmail.com.

  • Feb 20 Latham & Watkins - IP Litigation Overview 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join DLTR for a discussion on intellectual property and patent litigation with two Latham & Watkins (Washington, D.C.) attorneys. Casey Dwyer (partner) and Alan Billharz (associate) will offer insights into the practice area and highlight current issues in the IP litigation space. Sponsored by the Duke Law & Technology Review. Q-Shack will be served. For more information, please contact Ben Freeman at Benjamin.Freeman@Duke.edu.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

  • Feb 20 Women Law Student Association Coffee and Conversation with Professor John M. de Figueiredo 4:00 PMLaw School 3171

    Please join the Women Law Students Association (WLSA) and Professor John M. de Figueiredo for a unique roundtable conversation about the lack of female attorneys in business and economic settings. As a long time professor at Duke Law Professor de Figueiredo wants to encourage higher enrollment of women in business and economic-focused classes at Duke. He is partnering with WLSA to hopefully spur further interest in his classes in particular, Analytical Methods and Business Strategy for Lawyers. Coffee and snacks will be served. Co-sponsored by WLSA and DBA. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alix Simnock at alix.simnock@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • Feb 21 Finance and Law Lunch 11:30 AMFuqua School of Business

    These lunches are for interested faculty and Ph.D. students from Duke Law School, UNC Law, and Fuqua's Finance Department. The purpose is to discuss areas in which research overlaps, to facilitate the sharing of points of view and insights, and to explore ways in which legal insight can inform finance papers and vice versa. Duke Law Professor Elisabeth de Fontenay will present her paper: "MARKET INFORMATION AND THE ELITE LAW FIRM." The audience is encouraged to read the paper ahead of time and ask Professor de Fontenay any questions they may have. The lunch will take place in the McKinley Seminar Room on the 1st floor of the Magat Building at Fuqua. Pizza and soda will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • Feb 21 Clerkships: a Discussion with the Dean's Cup Judges 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Come join our distinguished panelists, Judges Jose Cabranes (Second Circuit), Jeffrey Sutton (Sixth Circuit), and Algenon Marbley (Southern District of Ohio) for a discussion about clerkships. The judges will share their perspectives on topics such as the benefits of clerking, what they look for in applications, and how they work with their clerks. They will also answer questions. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Hannah David at Hannah.david@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • Feb 21 Dean's Cup Final Round 5:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Duke Law Moot Court Board invites you to the final round of this year's Dean's Cup, Duke's premier oral advocacy competition. The Honorable Jose Cabranes (Second Circuit), the Honorable Jeffrey Sutton (Sixth Circuit), and the Honorable Algenon Marbley (Southern District of Ohio) will preside. Watch 3L Amelia DeGory and 2L Ethan Wright (for petitioner) and 2Ls Hope Staneski and Leah Brenner (for respondent) argue Burwell v. CNS International Ministries, Inc. Sponsored by Moot Court. For more info, please contact Christine Umeh at Christine.Umeh@duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • Feb 22 Law Practice in the Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Industry 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Are you interested in learning more about the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry? Duke Law alumni Virginia Fitt '10, senior counsel at GlaxoSmithKline, Mary Kristen Kelly '10, corporate counsel at bioMerieux, and Emily Hales, corporate counsel at Novan, will participate in a panel discussion about their experience working as in-house attorneys at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the Research Triangle. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Health Law Society and the NCBA. For more information, please contact Will Robinson at will.robinson@duke.edu.

  • Feb 22 Democracy Under Threat 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Duke Law Democrats and the American Constitution Society present a discussion between Christopher Brook, the Legal Director of the ACLU-NC, and Professor Jedediah Purdy. The conversation will be wide-ranging and will touch on issues at both the National and Local level. These will include voting rights in North Carolina, early developments under, and responses to the Trump administration, and means of support available to Duke Law Students. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by Duke Law Democrats and ACS. For more information, please contact Paul Brzyski at paul.brzyski@duke.edu.

  • Feb 22 Working with Domestic Violence Victims/Survivors as Clients and Witnesses 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Many of us who will go into government service, public interest, or pro bono work at private firms may find ourselves representing domestic violence survivors/victims as civil claimants or interacting with them as witnesses. This training will focus on how to better respond to a DV victim/survivor client's needs and best practices for doing witness prep with a DV survivor/victim witness. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by CAGV. Please RSVP by February 19 to Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

  • Feb 22 In the Legal Eye: Effective Communication w/Joy Javits 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Joy Javits, an effective communication expert, will host an interactive modeling workshop to help students improve their communication skills as they prepare to enter the professional legal environment. Ms. Javits is the founder of In the Public Eye: Effective Communication. Sponsored by the Women's Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Tobierre at ert12@duke.edu or Susan Alkadri at susan.alkadri@duke.edu.

  • Feb 22 Obama's Legacy 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join BLSA for a discussion on the legacy of our 44th President, Barack Obama. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Josephus Allmond at josephus.allmond@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • Feb 23 Alternative Careers in the Law: Rooting Out Corruption and Fraud at the World Bank, a Conversation with Christopher R. Kim 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Ever wondered what it is like to work for the FBI and the World Bank? Please join ALSA and Mr. Christopher Kim, a Senior Investigator at the World Bank, who will discuss his unique career path through the FBI and the World Bank. He spent his immediate post law school career with the FBI doing criminal investigation and then spent the past few years pursuing administrative investigation at the World Bank. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by ALSA and the CPDC. For more information contact David Kuwabara at david.kuwabara@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 23 Ethics and Cyber Warfare: The Quest for Responsible Security in the Age of Digital Warfare 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Professor George Lucas will speak about his new book, Ethics and Cyber Warfare: The Quest for Responsible Security in the Age of Digital Warfare. The public is invited, and pizza will be served. No registration required. Sponsored by LENS. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 23 Does the Constitution Give the President Important "Unchecked" Powers Over Foreign Affairs? 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the Federalist Society and Robert Turner for a conversation about the president's powers over foreign affairs as granted by the Constitution. Professor Turner is the Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Turner's prior experience includes stints at the U.S. Naval War College, Stanford's Hoover Institute on War, Revolution and Peace, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as with the Pentagon, White House, and State Department. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu.

  • Feb 23 Lunch with the Dean 12:30 PMLaw School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu no later than Monday, February 20 by 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. If you are unable to attend this lunch, there will be one more opportunity to have lunch with the Dean this semester.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • Feb 23 Labor and Human Rights in the Trump Era, at Home and Abroad 4:30 PMWest Duke 101 - Ahmadieh Family Conference Room

    During the 2016 election, Donald Trump routinely highlighted the economic suffering faced by American workers, critiquing deinstrialization and arguing that trade agreements played a major role in the loss of American manufacturing jobs. Despite this, he has not indicated any interest in making trade agreements fairer by raising labor standards in foreign countries, as critics of international trade agreements, as well as some human rights proponents, have advocated. Panelists will include Cynthia Estlund (NYU Law School, Catherine A. Rein Professor of Law), Kevin Kolben (Rutgers Business School, Associate Professor), and will be moderated by Peter Pihos (Duke Thomspon Writing Program, Lecturing Fellow). This event, co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law, is part of the on-going discussion series Conversations in Human Rights at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, bringing together panelists from other institutions and Duke faculty to engage with their research on hot-button international human rights issues. Please RSVP to Kate Abendroth at kathryn.abendroth@duke.edu by Thursday, February 20th at noon. For more information, please see http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/humanrights/labor-human-rights-trump-era-ho....

    http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/humanrights/labor-human-rights-trump-era-home-abroad-feb-23rd/

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • Feb 23 Twiggs-Beskind Final Round 7:00 PMLaw School 4049

    Come watch the final round of the Twiggs-Beskind Tournament! Our top two teams will face off for mock trial glory. Sponsored by Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Daniel Whiteley at daniel.whiteley@duke.edu.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

  • Feb 27 Women in Transactional Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Duke WLSA is having a panel of women attorneys who work in transactional law to discuss their careers and the challenges they have faced as women in a male dominated legal field. Attorneys from Simpson Thacher, Hogan Lovells, King & Spalding and Cadwalader will be in attendance. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Jessica Perlman at jessica.perlman@duke.edu.

  • Feb 27 Human Rights Documentary: American Dreamers 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    All are welcome to join a special showing of American DREAMers. This 2016 documentary follows the brave journey of six undocumented students who travel 3,000 miles across America organizing for immigrant rights. See the trailer here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cglDRcgk3hE Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Gabrielle Skillings at gabrielle.skillings@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Feb 27 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Cameron Hammel at cameron.hammel@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Feb 27 Ag-Gag Legislation: The First Amendment and Animal Agriculture 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Ag-Gag legislation conceals abuse in animal agriculture by criminalizing whistleblowers who go undercover in factory farms to record footage of the atrocities taking place. These laws act as a barrier, preventing the public from learning the truth about what is happening in this industry. A number of states, including North Carolina, have effectuated these laws. Panelists will be Professor Jedediah Purdy, Professor Alan Chen (University of Denver Sturm College of Law), and Erica Geppi, North Carolina state director for the Humane Society of the United States. Please join Duke's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund for a panel discussion on this important and timely legal issue. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by DBA and Duke's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter. For more information, please contact Leigh Markowitz at leigh.markowitz@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Feb 28 CANCELED: Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Feb 28 Unfinished Business: Banking in the Shadows 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Eight years have passed since the "Great Financial Crisis." The efforts of legislators and regulators have significantly helped protect the safety and soundness of our large banks. Yet the system remains vulnerable. Highly leveraged and interconnected financial firms continue to rely on panic-prone funding structures, posing a clear risk of contagious "runs." Today, it is not the heavily regulated commercial banks that are the main source of concern. Rather, it is the lightly regulated non-bank financial institutions that are deeply reliant on uninsured short-term debt that pose significant risk. Please join us as we hear from the Volcker Alliance's Michael Bradfield, Gaurav Vasisht, and former UNC President, Tom Ross, who will discuss the Alliance's recent report (http://www.volckeralliance.org/publications/unfinished-business-banking-...) that identifies areas of vulnerability, and options to enhance the stability of the financial system. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 28 Climate Negotiations After the Paris Agreement: Sustaining the Momentum? 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Jennifer Haverkamp, former U.S. Ambassador and Special Representative for Environment and Water Resources at the State Department, will discuss how key steps since Paris are reshaping global environmental governance, including last year's negotiations in Marrakech, as well as new accords under the International Civil Aviation Organization and the Montreal Protocol. Duke students will discuss their experiences as university delegates in Paris and Marrakech, as well as the opportunity to participate in Duke's next U.N. Climate Change Negotiations Practicum team in Fall 2017. Sponsored by: Duke to the UNFCCC Bass Connections Course and the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum. For more information please contact Jeremy Iloulian at jeremy.iloulian@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Feb 28 Careers in International Environmental Law: Coffee & Conversation with Jennifer Haverkamp 4:00 PMLaw School 4040

    Please join Jennifer Haverkamp, formerly US Ambassador and Special Representative for Environment and Water Resources, and nominated to be Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) in the U.S. Department of State in the Obama Administration. Previously, she was the director of the International Climate Program at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Assistant US Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources, a special assistant at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an attorney at the US Department of Justice, and taught at George Washington University Law School and at John Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Ambassador Haverkamp will discuss her work and offer advice to students interested in public sector and public interest careers in international law and environmental law. Coffee & cookies will be provided. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program. Space is limited. RSVP to Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Feb 28 Screening of Democracy for Sale 5:00 PMLaw School 3037

    Come watch Democracy for Sale with the Duke Law Dems! From the film website: "North Carolina - perhaps more than any other state in the Union - has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of "The Hangover" movies, travels back to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy." Sponsored by Duke Law Democrats. For more information please contact Cecily.larison@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • Mar 1 Judge Gorsuch and the Supreme Court: What's Next? 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the American Constitution Society for a panel discussion of the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. What would this mean for Supreme Court jurisprudence? Could the outcomes of certain cases in the near future be changed by a Justice Gorsuch? How should progressives react to this nomination? These questions and more will be answered. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Spencer Hughes at spencer.hughes@duke.edu.

  • Mar 1 CANCELED: Defining Corruption: The Lawyers Who Tried and Argued the Supreme Court Case of McDonnell v. United States 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Program in Public Law welcomes Henry W. Asbill and Noel J. Francisco, partners at Jones Day, for a lunch discussion moderated by Samuel Buell. Additional details to follow. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 1 Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Business Law Society invites you to learn from leading practitioners about the role attorneys play in Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense, one of the most exciting and challenging litigation fields available to lawyers today. Partners John Hardiman (Sullivan & Cromwell NY), Michael Kelly (Hogan Lovells DC), and John Latham (Alston and Bird ATL) will explore recent large scale criminal and civil actions brought by state and federal governmental entities against corporate clients highlighting the advisory and legal roles attorneys play. Both panelists will discuss the transition from the public to private sector, the unique regulatory enforcement relationship involved in this field, and the high stakes nature of these "bet the company" cases. The panel will be moderated by former federal prosecutor and Covington & Burling (DC) associate, Professor Sam Buell. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by BLS. For more information please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

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  • Mar 1 The Zika Virus and Reproductive Heath Rights 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    As a parallel event with the Second Annual Global Health Film Festival scheduled for February 27 through March 4, Debora Diniz, law professor at the University of Brasilia and co-founder of Anis: Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender, will discuss the Zika virus and its impact on reproductive rights for women in Brazil based on her work before the Brazilian Supreme Court on cases involving abortion, marriage equality, and stem cell research. Diniz is also vice-chair on the board of the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC), an advisory committee member of Global Doctors for Choice, and co-editor of the Developing World Bioethics journal. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Center for International and Comparative Law, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, International Law Society, the Duke Global Health Film Festival and the Human Rights Law Society. Lunch will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

    http://law.duke.edu/news/zika-virus-and-reproductive-heath-rights/

Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • Mar 2 Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Ralf Michaels, Arthur Larson Professor of Law at Duke Law School, will deliver the Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Banning Burqas: A View from Postsecular Comparative Law." When France banned Islamic face veils in 2010, many considered this a French eccentricity. Now more and more countries are enacting, or at least considering, similar legislation. Taking the perspective of postsecular comparative law, the lecture looks at the ways in which Western legal systems understand and construct religious law and their own relation to it. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law and the Office of the Dean. For more information, contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • Mar 2 Policing and the Constitution with Barry Friedman 5:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join Barry Friedman, author of the upcoming book "Unwarranted: Policing without Permission," as he discusses policing and the Constitution. Sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Center on Law, Race, and Politics. For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

  • Mar 3 US Privacy Law 101 and Career Tips 1:00 PMLaw School 4040

    Duke Law is one of about 8 law schools that are part of the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) Pathways Program. Under this program, IAPP is offering a talk, "US Privacy Law 101," this Friday intended to introduce law students - and lawyers - interested in privacy law practice to the basics. Included in the discussion will be privacy law career tips and producing a "Top 10 Tips for Privacy Law Careers" aimed at students and recent graduates. Professor David Hoffman will lead the web conference and discussion. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Law and Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Ryan Martin at ryan.j.martin@duke.edu.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

  • Mar 6 Annual Robert R. Wilson Lecture 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Rebecca Scott, the John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History, will deliver Duke University's Robert R. Wilson Lecture. Prof. Scott's lecture, "Adjudicating Status in a Time of Slavery: Luisa Coleta and the Capuchin Friar (Havana, 1817)," will ask to what extent the exercise of authority under slavery was constrained by law. Was the Caribbean war refugee named Coleta a slave, or was she a free woman? When a Capuchin friar prepared to administer the last rites at Coleta's deathbed in Havana in 1817, she refused absolution, instead obliging the friar on pain of conscience to transcribe her final confession and submit her words to a judge in order to initiate a suit for freedom for her children. The record thus created reveals the deep indeterminacy of status, the entanglement of the law of property with the law of persons, and the limits of legal process in a slave society. This event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Sandie MacLachlan at sandra.maclachlan@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 6 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

  • Mar 7 PILF Merchandise Sale 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come check out the Duke Law merchandise! We have restocked on sizes and even have some new rain jackets. We will also have our usual items including polos, hats, t-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, water bottles, and more! Payment by credit or debit only; all proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please email Lauren Meegan at lauren.meegan@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

  • Mar 7 North Carolina Court of Appeals Oral Arguments 9:30 AMLaw School 3043

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at Duke Law School on Tuesday, March 7. We welcome students, staff, and faculty to attend this session. Two cases will be heard by the Court. For more information contact Hannah David at Hannah.david@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

  • Mar 7 Being an Advocate: a Judicial Perspective 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Please join WLSA and the Career and Professional Center for a lunch roundtable with 4-5 North Carolina judges. Topics will include career paths, oral advocacy, clerkships and the North Carolina Court of Appeals' morning arguments. Catered lunch will be served. Room 3000. Co-sponsored by DBA and the Career and Professional Center. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Ann Wood at ann.wood@duke.edu or register directly through the link: http://docs.google.com/document/d/1SOy9JzrEjr1X72gUfdjoMr__8TOkNa0xSnKB4...

  • Mar 7 Student Scholarship Workshop Series 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    The Student Scholarship Workshop Series dates and presenters have been scheduled. On Tuesday, March 7 our presenter will be Brian Underwood. Future dates will be March 28 and April 4. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, contact Marin Levy at levy@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 7 The Emperor and the Constitution: Japan's Imperial Succession Question 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Foreign constitutions hold just as many, if not more, legal complexities as ours. In August of 2016, Emperor Akihito's wish to abdicate the throne has triggered a fascinating debate about a previously obscure area of Japanese constitutional law: the rules of imperial succession. In doing so he has also brought attention to the ongoing viability of the shrinking imperial family and its long term viability as a constitutional institution. Professors Colin Jones (Doshisha University) and Carl Goodman (Georgetown University) will discuss the historical and constitutional factors that make the seemingly simple desire of an aging emperor to retire a surprisingly complex issue. Sponsored by the International Law Society and the Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute. For more information, please contact Suzie Jing at shichu.jing@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 7 Lunch with LTG Darpino 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

    The Center for Law, Ethics and National Security will host LTG Flora Darpino, the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army. Sponsored by LENS. Students interested in attending should contact Professor Dunlap at dunlap@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 7 LLM Alumni Panel IV: Tips on Preparing for the Bar Exam 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Join LLM alumni who successfully took and 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! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • Mar 8 Charlotte, NC: Countdown to Reunion Alumni Lunch Gathering 12:00 PMCharlotte, NC

    Join fellow Duke Law alumni celebrating a reunion this year (graduating classes ending in 2 and 7 and the Half Century Club, any alum who graduated more than 50 years ago) for a special lunch event. Share memories and begin the countdown to Reunion Weekend 2017. 5Church Charlotte, 127 N Tryon Street, Suite 8, corner of 5th & Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. Please contact Caitlin Shaw, caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu, with quesitons and for additional information.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • Mar 8 Capital Markets & The Role of the Attorney 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Business Law Society invites you to learn from current practitioners about the general structure of a Capital Markets deal, current issues facing the industry, and the role that lawyers play in these transactions. Panelists will include Chris Plaut (Latham & Watkins), Josh Bonnie (Simpson Thacher), and Kurt Oosterhouse (Moore & Van Allen). This discussion is part of a series introducing students to the variety of different career paths available under the umbrella of business law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 8 CANCELLED - Careers in Health Law Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Come listen to panelists speak about their careers in Health Law. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, contact Brian Barnes at brian.barnes@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 8 Treaty Withdrawal & International Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join professors Laurence Helfer, Rachel Brewster, and Curt Bradley as they discuss treaty withdrawal and international law. They will cover topics such as: Under what conditions can the United States withdraw from international treaties? Not too long ago President Trump signed an executive order to withdraw from the Transpacific Partnership. He has also threatened to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and has promised to renegotiate NAFTA. Can he do that? The focus will be on potential withdrawals from agreements to which the United States is a party, but the panel will also discuss recent treaty exit issues considered by other countries, such as Brexit. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the Center on Law, Race, and Politics. For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 8 1L: Introduction to Oral Advocacy 12:30 PMLaw 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 Savannah Best at Savannah.best@lawnet.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • Mar 8 WLSA Elections 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    WLSA will be holding elections for next year's Executive Board. Anyone is welcome to vote/attend. Sponsored by WLSA. Please email Allegra Flamm at allegra.flamm@duke.edu for the application or with any questions!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

  • Mar 9 Demystifying Duke Law Journal 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    What does case note mean? Why would I want to be on a journal anyway? What is Duke Law Journal? Join members of DLJ as we answer some of these questions and discuss the case note process and Duke Law Journal's application process. Food will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law Journal, ALSA, BLSA, MLSA, OutLaw, and WLSA. For more information, please contact Lauren Myers at lauren.myers@duke.edu.

  • Mar 9 Careers in International Law: The Future of International Trade in the Age of Trump 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Thomas Graham, the Chairman of the Appellate Body Secretariat, commonly referred to as the "Supreme Court of International Trade," for a wide-ranging conversation about the role of the Appellate Body in shaping international trade practices and the future of WTO and international trade more generally. Mr. Graham, a founding member of the international trade practice at Skadden Arps and former head of international trade practicing at King & Spalding, will also offer advice to students interested in pursuing careers in international trade at private law firms, as well as in the U.S. government, and international organizations. Sponsored by the JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

    http://law.duke.edu/news/careers-international-law-future-international-trade-age-trump/

  • Mar 9 Feigning "Draining the Swamp": Ethics, Blurred Lines, and Conflicts of Interests in the Trump Administration 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    In 2016, President Trump campaigned to "drain the swamp" of Washington, DC. The new presidential administration, however, has drawn criticism from government ethics professionals over conflicts of interest issues and even an obscure constitutional provision, the Emoluments Clause. Please join the American Constitution Society in hosting Jennifer Ahearn '04, policy counsel at the Citizens for Responsibility for Ethics in Washington (CREW) in discussing these issues and more. Professor Kathryn Bradley will moderate. Lunch to be provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society and co-sponsored by ACS's North Carolina Lawyer Chapter. Contact Zach Newkirk at zachary.newkirk@duke.edu for any questions.

  • Mar 9 CANCELED: Cadwalader Lunch and Learn 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join BLSA for a panel discussion with attorneys from Cadwalader to learn about their practice. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, contact Josephus Allmond at josephus.allmond@duke.edu.

  • Mar 9 CANCELLED - The Trump Administration and the Paris Climate Agreement: A Debate 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    President Trump wants to withdraw funding from the UN and use it to "fix America's water and environmental infrastructure." Join the Environmental Law Society for a debate-style event to discuss these policies, the future of the Paris Agreement, and more broadly, the efficacy of regulation at different levels of government (local, state, federal, international). Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Zachary Hennessee at zjh4@duke.edu.

  • Mar 9 1L: Introduction to Oral Advocacy 12:30 PMLaw 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 Savannah Best at Savannah.best@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

  • Mar 9 Careers in International Law: Coffee and Conversation with Thomas Graham, Chairman of the Appellate Body, World Trade Organization 4:00 PMLaw School 4044

    Please join Thomas Graham, Chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, for coffee and a conversation regarding his work. He will also offer advice to students interested in careers in international trade. Mr. Graham is the former head of the international trade practice at King & Spalding, and he was the founder of the international trade practice at Skadden Arps. Mr. Graham is the founding chairman of the American Society of International Law's Committee on International Economic Law, and he served as chair of the American Bar Association's Subcommittee on Exports. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Graham served as Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Early in his career, he was a Legal Officer of the United Nations, in Geneva, and a visiting professor of law and staff member of Ford Motor Company, in Caracas, Venezuela. Sponsored by the JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  • Mar 15 Northern CA: Spring Happy Hour 9:00 PMNew York N.Y.

    Join the Duke Law Club of Northern CA for our Spring Happy Hour. While all members of the Duke Law Club of Northern CA are encouraged to attend, the evening will especially celebrate admitted students, current students, and alumni celebrating a reunion year (graduating classes ending in 2 or 7 and any alum who graduated more than 50 years ago). 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Mandarin Roots, 3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 20, 2017

  • Mar 20 Religious Perspectives on Death with Dignity and Other End of Life Concerns 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    In 2014, a beautiful young Californian woman announced that she would kill herself rather than permit a terrible disease to deny her her dignity. Brittany Maynard became the face of California's push to legalize physician assisted dying/suicide, which succeeded on June 9, 2016, a year and a half after she left for Oregon to do what was denied her in her home state. Different religious traditions consider end of life issues differently and this panel will discuss physician assisted dying/suicide, the withdrawal of ventilators, artificial nutrition and hydration, and other life-extending treatments, as well as the particular way these religions think about death. A Jewish rabbi, Muslim hospital chaplain, and an Episcopal and a Catholic doctor will discuss these issues and take questions at the end. Sponsored by the Health Law Society, the Jewish Law Students Association, Christian Legal Society, Muslim Law Students Association, and DBA. For more information, please contact Kevin Simmons at kevin.simmons@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 20 Introduction to Journals: Editors in Chief Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    1Ls: the Casenote competition is less than two months away! 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 served. Sponsored by the Casenote Committee. For more information, please email casenote@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 20 Information Session Regarding LLM Certificate of Attendance 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The NY State Board of Law Examiners requires that every graduating LLM student planning to sit for the New York Bar fill out the LLM Certificate of Attendance Form. We will hold a mandatory Information Session for LLM students planning to sit for the bar exam to show you how to fill out the form correctly and answer your questions. 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. Please make sure to bring a printed copy of your class schedule for the fall and spring semesters and a printed copy of the form, which can be download at http://www.nybarexam.org/Docs/LLMCertificateofAttendanceForm.pdf. We encourage you to review the form ahead of time. Please bring your own lunch. Sponsored by Academic Affairs. For more information, please contact Dean Barnes at barnes@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 20 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Mar 21 Finance and Law Lunch 11:30 AMFuqua School of Business

    These lunches are for interested faculty and Ph.D. students from Duke Law School, UNC Law, and Fuqua's Finance Department. The purpose is to discuss areas in which research overlaps, to facilitate the sharing of points of view and insights, and to explore ways in which legal insight can inform finance papers and vice versa. On Tuesday, March 21, Duke Law professor Steven Schwarcz will present "SOVEREIGN DEBT RESTRUCTURING AND ENGLISH GOVERNING LAW." The audience is encouraged to read the paper ahead of time and ask Professor Schwarcz any questions they may have. The lunch will take place in the McKinley Seminar Room on the 1st floor of the Magat Building at Fuqua. Pizza and soda will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Mar 21 The Future of Healthcare in the United States 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Is healthcare a right? What is will happen to health coverage if the ACA is amended? Please join us for a panel discussion with Mr. Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies at Cato Institute, and Professor Barak Richman on the future of the Affordable Care Act. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu or Andrew Darnell at andrew.darnell@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 21 Practicing Sports and Media Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join SELS for a discussion on the practice of sports and media law within a law firm. Sean Alford will be joined by his colleagues at Proskauer Rose in New York to discuss the path that led him to become an attorney at one of the world's leading sports and entertainment law firms and what his practice entails. Sponsored by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Ben Freeman at Benjamin.Freeman@Duke.edu.

  • Mar 21 CANCELED: Identifying and Managing Trauma, Loss, and Resilience 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Dr. Adam Brown, Professor in the Department of Psychology at Sarah Lawrence College and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, will give a lecture titled "Identifying and Managing Trauma, Loss and Resilience." This event will focus on stress, trauma, vicarious trauma, and resilience among individuals working in the human rights context and the impact of human rights work on mental health. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, Center for International and Comparative Law, International Law Society, Human Rights Law Society, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute. Lunch will be provided. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 21 Advanced Business Networking for International Lawyers Part II: Navigating American Culture of Networking 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join Mary Crane, a nationally recognized speaker and trainer, for a presentation on how to make the most out of networking events for LLM students. Covered topics include: research and preparation for events, introducing oneself, introducing others, initiating, maintaining, and exiting conversations, follow-up, and related issues. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by International Studies. For additional information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 21 Beyond the Bubble: Externship Opportunities at Duke Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Come hear about the many ways to earn academic credit next year while gaining valuable experience in a judicial, government, non-profit, or general counsel externship. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from students who have done externships as well as faculty who coordinate the program. Come ready to ask questions, eat a delicious lunch, and hear about exciting opportunities in the Triangle area and beyond. Sponsored by Duke Law Externships. For more information, please contact Shatanya McClure at mcclure@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 21 Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Mar 21 Duke-Geneva Institute Meeting 2:00 PMLaw School 4049

    Join administrators and former students of the Duke-Geneva Institute for a Q&A session about the 2017 program. This is a mandatory meeting for first-year JD/LLMs. JDs are encouraged to attend to learn about earning 6 s.h. abroad in beautiful Geneva, Switzerland. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Mar 21 Where Do We Go From Here?: The Movement's Next Steps 6:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship was established in 1976 by the family and friends of the late Reginaldo "Reggie" Howard, the first African American president of what is now the Duke Student Government The scholarship is awarded to students of African heritage from across the globe who demonstrate the potential for academic excellence and an enduring passion for justice and social change. To honor Reggie and memorialize the 40th anniversary of his death, the scholars have invited Bakari Sellers to address Duke University. Mr. Sellers is an American politician, attorney, and CNN political analyst, who represented South Carolina's 90th district in the lower house of the state legislature as the youngest African-American elected to office at the age of 22. Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, African & African American Studies, the Baldwin Scholars Program, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Center on Law, Race and Politics. For more information, please contact Jen Fry at jen.fry@duke.edu or Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

  • Mar 22 Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick Tickets are now available! Tricky Dick is Duke Law's annual hilarious comedy sketch, to be held on March 31, at 8pm (Durham Arts Council). Tickets will be available for $12 until seats run out. Sales will take place March 22, 23 and all through next week. Last year's tickets sold out before the end of the sales period, so hurry and get them soon! Ticket proceeds will go to the Public Interest Law Foundation. Sponsored by Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

  • Mar 22 PILF General Body Meeting: Applying for Funding and Elections 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Questions about applying for Summer Funding? The due date for funding applications is coming up soon, so PILF will be answering question about the funding process. We are also looking for individuals committed to Public Interest who want to serve on next year's PILF Board. Come to find out more about the positions available and the election process. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Fundation. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Mar 22 Inside Out: A Day in the Life of a Fashion Lawyer 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join the Fashion Law Society for a conversation with a panel of lawyers in the fashion industry. The panel will include Doreen Small, who is a leading expert in the Fashion Modeling Industry in New York City and Sarah Nagae, special counsel at Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh who specializes in Trademark law. Sponsored by DBA and Fashion Law Society. For more information, please contact Kelsey Schutte at kelsey.schutte@duke.edu.

  • Mar 22 LGBT Women's History Discussion 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Join Outlaw for a roundtable discussion lunch on LGBTQ Women's History in celebration of March as Women's History Month. We will be joined by Deb Kinney of Duke Law and Mandy Carter of SONG to chat about LGBTQ women throughout history, women's history, and the women's movement. Nosh will be served. Sponsored by Outlaw. For more information, please contact Madeline Gootman at madeline.gootman@duke.edu.

  • Mar 22 Redistricting and the Supreme Court 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Join the American Constitution Society for a panel discussion on Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections and McCrory v. Harris, two redistricting cases argued before the Supreme Court this term. Topics discussed will include the implications of these two cases, previous Supreme Court cases on redistricting, and the effects of racial and partisan gerrymandering on representation in our democratic institutions. Our panelists are Marcia Johnson-Blanco, co-director of the Voting Rights Project for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Professor Guy-Uriel Charles. Professor Jedediah Purdy will moderate. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Michael Manset at michael.manset@duke.edu.

  • Mar 22 CANCELED: Digital Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join the Federalist Society for a discussion of digital surveillance, including Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which authorizes the U.S. government to acquire foreign intelligence and target non-U.S. persons reasonably believed to be located outside the United States. To conduct this surveillance, the government can compel assistance from internet service providers, telephone companies, and other companies, including Google, Facebook and Skype. How should the government deal with information that is incidentally collected from U.S. persons? What safeguards are there, and should there be, to comply with the Fourth Amendment? Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Koelling at sarah.koelling@duke.edu.

  • Mar 22 Legal Careers in Domestic and Sexual Violence: A Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Join CAGV for a conversation with four attorneys who advocate for survivors of sexual and domestic violence! The panel will discuss their diverse career paths and experiences, as well as how they fight for survivors in multiple legal arenas, including prosecution, family law, law school clinics, and policy reform. Featuring: Amily McCool (Legal and Policy Director at the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence), Joe Polich (Staff Attorney at NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault), Beth Posner (founder of the UNC Law Domestic Violence Clinic), and Sherry Everett (private practice attorney and volunteer attorney at Legal Aid). Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Coalition Against Gendered Violence and the Career Center. For more information, please contact Kinjal Patel at kinjal.n.patel@duke.edu.

  • Mar 22 2L Summer Success Series: A Hiring Partner's Insights on How to Get an Offer 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Ross Barton, Hiring Partner for the Charlotte office of Alston & Bird, LLP, will share with you his insights on how to succeed as a summer associate and best position yourself to receive an offer at the end of the summer. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Mar 22 Practicing Law in London, with David Boles, Latham & Watkins LLP 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Join David Boles (L'02) a partner with Latham & Watkins LLP, to learn about practicing law in London. Catered lunch will be served. Space is limited and will be filled via sign up on a first come, first served basis. Register: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d44a8a92fa5f49-practicing/ Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Mar 22 What Countering Terrorism Financing Costs Gender Equality and Security 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    "Tightening the Purse Strings: What Countering Terrorism Financing Costs Gender Equality and Security" represents the culmination of research, interviews, surveys, and statistical analysis carried out by the International Human Rights Clinic at Duke Law and the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) to begin to fill the gap in understanding how responses to terrorism and violent extremism may in practice squeeze women's rights and their defenders between terror and counter-terror. Panelists include Isabelle Geuskens, Executive Director of WPP, and Duke Law's Jayne Huckerby and Sarah Adamczyk. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Center for International and Comparative Law, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, International Law Society, and the Human Rights Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please visit https://law.duke.edu/news/what-countering-terrorism-financing-costs-gend... or contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

    http://law.duke.edu/news/what-countering-terrorism-financing-costs-gender-equality-and-security/

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

  • Mar 23 Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick Tickets are now available! Tricky Dick is Duke Law's annual hilarious comedy sketch, to be held on March 31, at 8pm (Durham Arts Council). Tickets will be available for $12 until seats run out. Sales will take place March 22, 23 and all through next week. Last year's tickets sold out before the end of the sales period, so hurry and get them soon! Ticket proceeds will go to the Public Interest Law Foundation. Sponsored by Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

  • Mar 23 Annual Lange Lecture in Intellectual Property 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    William W. Fisher, the WilmerHale Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Faculty Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, will deliver the annual David L. Lange Lecture in Intellectual Property Law (formerly named the Meredith and Kip Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property Law). Professor Fisher is the author of four books, including Promises to Keep: Technology, Law and the Future of Entertainment (Stanford University Press 2004), as well as numerous other publications on intellectual property law and American legal history. He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and J.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard University before serving as a law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He has taught at Harvard Law School since 1984. Seating and lunch will be provided on a first come first served basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information please contact Sandra MacLachlan at sandra.maclachlan@law.duke.edu

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

  • Mar 23 D.C. Roadshow 6:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Please join BLSA for an opportunity to interact with attorneys in the D.C. area and learn about their experiences and practices. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, contact MarkAnthony Curtis at markanthony.curtis@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, March 24, 2017

  • Mar 24 Admitted Students Open House 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

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

Friday, March 24, 2017

  • Mar 24 PILF Merchandise Sale 2:30 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Come check out the PILF merchandise sale. We will have new men's tanks and many of our gift options (umbrellas, car decals, etc.) available! Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Olivia Cole at olivia.cole@duke.edu

Saturday, March 25, 2017

  • Mar 25 Admitted Students Open House 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

  • Mar 27 Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick Tickets are now available! Tricky Dick is Duke Law's annual hilarious comedy sketch, to be held on March 31, at 8pm (Durham Arts Council). Tickets will be available for $12 until seats run out. Sales will take place March 22, 23 and all through next week. Last year's tickets sold out before the end of the sales period, so hurry and get them soon! Ticket proceeds will go to the Public Interest Law Foundation. Sponsored by Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

Monday, March 27, 2017

  • Mar 27 Careers in International Law: from International Clerkship to International Trade 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join Catherine Gibson, JD/LLM 2008, who is currently an associate in the international arbitration, litigation, and trade practice at Covington Burling in Washington, D.C. for a wide-ranging conversation about her career path and current practice. Ms. Gibson's practice focuses on helping clients solve challenges in doing business abroad. She has counseled clients on matters arising out of U.S. free trade agreements, treaties of the World Trade Organization, as well as a range of bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Before joining the firm, Ms. Gibson was a Legal Adviser on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague. She also previously served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she represented the United States in federal district courts across the country. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 27 Hardt Cup Student Judge Training: LARW Rounds 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Moot Court Board members who will be fulfilling their participation requirement through judging the LARW and/or Hardt Cup rounds are required to attend this training session or the one on March 28th. Sponsored by the Hardt Cup Coordinators, Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

  • Mar 27 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Mar 27 Immigration Policy Discussion 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The Federalist Society plans to invite speakers from different political views to campus to discuss ideal solutions to the United States' immigration system. Sponsored by The Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Logan Page at loganpage@duke.edu.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • Mar 28 Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick Tickets are now available! Tricky Dick is Duke Law's annual hilarious comedy sketch, to be held on March 31, at 8pm (Durham Arts Council). Tickets will be available for $12 until seats run out. Sales will take place March 22, 23 and all through next week. Last year's tickets sold out before the end of the sales period, so hurry and get them soon! Ticket proceeds will go to the Public Interest Law Foundation. Sponsored by Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • Mar 28 Student Scholarship Workshop Series 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    The Student Scholarship Workshop Series dates and presenters have been scheduled. On Tuesday, March 28 our presenter will be Zach Newkirk. The final Workshop will be April 4. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, contact Marin Levy at levy@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 28 Hardt Cup Student Judge Training: LARW Rounds 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Moot Court Board members who will be fulfilling their participation requirement through judging the LARW and/or Hardt Cup rounds are required to attend this training session or the one on March 27th. Sponsored by the Hardt Cup Coordinators, Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

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

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

  • Mar 28 Digital Security Training 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join Olivia Martin, a Digital Security Fellow at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, for a training session on privacy and security tools for mobile phones, computers, and internet usage, including basics on encryption and data security and tools for safer communication. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Center for International & Comparative Law, International Law Society, Human Rights Law Society, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute. Lunch will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 28 Introduction to Journals Faculty Panel (with Professors Coleman and Blocher) 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    A must introduction for 1L students interested in Journal membership and the Casenote Competition. Join Professors Doriane Coleman and Joseph Blocher to 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? All 1Ls are encouraged to attend - this event will NOT be recorded. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law Casenote Committee. For more information contact casenote@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 28 Enhancing Your Well-being: Healthy Strategies for Personal and Professional Success 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Professor Dan Bowling as he presents on strategies law students can use to increase their happiness and well-being. Professor Bowling received his JD from Duke Law and his master's degree in positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching courses in labor and employment law, he also designed and teaches the Well-Being and Practice of Law course at Duke Law. Professor Bowling is also a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania where he assists Dr. Martin Seligman, commonly known as the founder of positive psychology, in teaching graduate level courses on positive psychology, positive humanities, and character strengths and virtues. The North Carolina Lawyers Assistance Program will also be on hand to talk about their services for law students and professionals. Program sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs in recognition of the ABA Law Student Division's National Mental Health Day. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • Mar 28 A Conversation with Mark Stevens 2:30 PMFuqua School of Business

    A roundtable conversation with Mark Stevens (Partner, Fenwick & West), one of Silicon Valley's leading Start-up, Venture and Tech company Lawyers will be held in Seminar G at Fuqua School of Business. Who is this for? Anyone interested in Tech and Media startups and growth Companies. Anyone doing a tech or media startup. Anyone focused on raising capital, building boards, thinking venture capital, thinking venture law, or just interested in deals in Silicon Valley and its culture. Co-sponsored by the Law, Fuqua, and I&E Communities. For more information, please contact Megan Tisdale at llmle@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • Mar 28 Coffee Break with Fenwick & West LLP 4:30 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Please join Mark Stevens to enjoy a break from studying while learning about his unique practice with emerging companies, investment banks, venture capital firms, and other technology investors in Silicon Valley. Mark also works with mature companies in their tech-related initiatives, and his clients cover a variety of industries, including gaming and entertainment. He has been listed as one of California's Top 100 Lawyers and a Law360 Rainmaker, with the total announced value of his team's transactional work in excess of $50 billion. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • Mar 28 Women Rainmakers 5:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join ALSA, BLSA, and WLSA for the Women Rainmakers panel. Female partners from McGuireWoods and Cadwalader will discuss their career paths and the unique challenges they have faced as women in Big Law. A reception will follow. Sponsored by ALSA, BLSA, and WLSA. For more information, please contact David Kuwabara at david.kuwabara@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • Mar 29 Law Students for Life Kick-Off Breakfast 8:30 AMLaw School 4046

    Join Law Students for Life for our kick-off event. Law Students for Life is a new student group that seeks to affirm the value of preborn human life through compassionate and constructive dialogue. Please stop by to learn more about the group and how you can be involved. The event will be open house style, so come for as long as you like at any point during the hour. Sponsored by Law Students for Life and DBA. Biscuits and donuts from Rise will be served. For more information contact Hope Staneski at hope.staneski@lawnet.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • Mar 29 Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick Tickets are now available! Tricky Dick is Duke Law's annual hilarious comedy sketch, to be held on March 31, at 8pm (Durham Arts Council). Tickets will be available for $12 until seats run out. Sales will take place March 22, 23 and all through next week. Last year's tickets sold out before the end of the sales period, so hurry and get them soon! Ticket proceeds will go to the Public Interest Law Foundation. Sponsored by Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • Mar 29 1L Introduction to Journals: Tips, Tricks, & Other Strategies for Effective Casenote Writing 12:30 PMLaw 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 casenote@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 29 2L Summer Success Series: Advice from 3Ls for a Successful Summer 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Come hear from your classmates about their 2L summer experiences and learn what to expect during your 2L summer. A 3L panel will share tips for preparing for the summer, exceeding expectations, navigating social events, and handling challenges as they arise. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Mar 29 Double-Black-Diamond: Thinking and Writing for Law Clerks 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Andrew Kasper, the career clerk for Judge Wynn (4th Cir), will be holding a training session for 3Ls clerking after graduation. The program will be an hour-long exploration of top tips to expert-level thinking and writing for judicial law clerks. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Hannah David at hannah.david@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 29 CANCELED: Startups 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Join Business Law Society for a lunch session to learn about attorneys' roles in startup ventures. Sponsored by BLS. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 29 I Love CA - Panel Discussion on Working and Living in California 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Please join the Asian Law Students Association for the "I Love" Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three biggest legal markets. The I Love CA Panel will showcase alumni working in California to address regional considerations such as practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Panelists include: Patrick Park ('14) from Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Randy Li ('15) from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by ALSA and the DBA. For more information, please contact Kelly Hamachi at dukealsa@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • Mar 29 Launch party for "Theft! A History of Music" - the Comic Book 5:00 PMSee description

    Come to Oval Park Grille and celebrate the launch of our new graphic novel, "Theft! A History of Music," covering 2000 years of musical history, from Plato to rap. Listen to the music and see the art. Bubbles and nibblies will be provided. (Oval Park Grille is at 1116 Broad Street in Durham.) Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Public Domain. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

  • Mar 30 Tricky Dick Ticket Sales 9:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick Tickets are now available! Tricky Dick is Duke Law's annual hilarious comedy sketch, to be held on March 31, at 8pm (Durham Arts Council). Tickets will be available for $12 until seats run out. Sales will take place March 22, 23 and all through next week. Last year's tickets sold out before the end of the sales period, so hurry and get them soon! Ticket proceeds will go to the Public Interest Law Foundation. Sponsored by Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

  • Mar 30 1L Required Event: Preparing for the 2L Job Search 12:30 PMLaw 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 our final required program of 1L year, 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 take place in 3041 and will also be streamed in 3043. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Mar 30 2017 Class Photo 12:30 PMLaw School Marcy's Garden

    The official class photo for all JDs, LLMs, and LLM-LEs for the Class of 2017. You must wear a dark suit for the shoot. Location: Front Lawn. Rain date: April 3, 2017. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

  • Mar 30 Duke Law Journal Office Hours 3:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    As part of the effort to demystify DLJ and our selection process, DLJ executive board will be holding office hours in Star Commons that are open to all 1Ls. Come talk to us one on one about what it feels like to be on DLJ, the pros and cons of being a DLJ editor, the casenote competition, the personal statement requirement, or anything else you want to talk about. We have scheduled two office hours, on Thursdays 3/30 and 4/6. We hope that these office hours can help address any of your lingering questions and concerns about journal membership before you finish all your 1L exams with triumph and elegantly walk into the casenote competition. Sponsored by Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Hadrian Luo at haichuan.luo@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

  • Mar 30 DBA Thursday - DONE Awards 5:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    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, please contact Alix Simnock at alix.simnock@duke.edu.

Friday, March 31, 2017

  • Mar 31 The Decline in Corporate Research: Should We Worry? - Washington, DC 8:30 AMWashington, DC

    Government data and research point to a long decline in US corporate investment in upstream research. How pervasive is this trend across industries, technologies, and firms of different sizes? How does it compare with research spending by the federal government, universities, and companies abroad? Does it reflect less reliance on research, whoever performs it? Is it explained by capital market pressures, global competition, or other factors? Has it contributed to the slowdown in productivity growth? Are there other reasons policymakers should be concerned? If so, what policy levers should they look to-e.g., intellectual property, tax, government R&D spending, or antitrust enforcement? Duke in DC Conference Center, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004. Sponsored by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law. Join the live webcast at: http://bit.ly/2oClxQ2. More information and agenda at: http://bit.ly/2lywCjh. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

  • Mar 31 American Constitution Society National Student Convention 2:00 PMLaw School 3041

    The American Constitution Society is excited to invite students to the Student National Convention, an annual gathering of top progressive-minded law students, faculty, attorneys, and guest speakers. Duke Law is proud to host the fourth annual student convention - the first in the eastern United States. All student attendees must be pre-registered to attend. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Zach Newkirk at zachary.newkirk@duke.edu.

Friday, March 31, 2017

  • Mar 31 1Ls: OCI Resource Overview 3:00 PMLaw School 4047

    We will go over some of the resources at your disposal as you prepare for, and participate in, Fall 2017 On Campus Interviews. We will also discuss the bidding process and how to prepare a successful bid list, and answer questions about OCI. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

  • Apr 1 American Constitution Society National Student Convention 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    The American Constitution Society is excited to invite students to the Student National Convention, an annual gathering of top progressive-minded law students, faculty, attorneys, and guest speakers. Duke Law is proud to host the fourth annual student convention - the first in the eastern United States. All student attendees must be pre-registered to attend. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Zach Newkirk at zachary.newkirk@duke.edu.

  • Apr 1 Law and Theoretical Disagreement 8:00 AMLaw School 3000

    In a well-functioning legal system, competent lawyers will usually agree about the law. But when even the best lawyers and judges disagree, is there still any law for them to disagree about? This roundtable on 'Law and Theoretical Disagreement' brings together some of the nation's leading experts in law and philosophy to discuss this and related questions. Sponsored by Duke Law School. Interested faculty should contact Professor Sachs at sachs@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 3, 2017

  • Apr 3 POSTPONED TO APRIL 10: If/When/How Board Elections 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    All members of If/When/How are invited to vote in elections for If/When/How's 2017-2018 Executive Board. If you are interested in running for President, Vice President, Treasurer, or 2L Representative, please email Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu by Sunday, April 2nd to declare your candidacy. Sponsored by If/When/How. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

  • Apr 3 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    The DBA Finance Committee meets to approve funding requests from DBA-sponsored organizations. If you would like to request funding please fill out the form at: http://tinyurl.com/dukelawdbafunding and send a representative to the meeting at least two weeks prior to your event. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Armani Abreu at armani.abreu@lawnet.duke.edu with questions.

  • Apr 3 Book discussion and celebration with Professors Laurence R. Helfer, Jerome H. Reichman and co-authors 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The spring Faculty Author Event celebrates a new book by co-authors Larry Helfer, Molly Land, Ruth Okediji and Jerry Reichman, the World Blind Union Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty: Facilitating Access to Books for Print Disabled Individuals. The Marrakesh Treaty is a watershed new agreement situated at the intersection of intellectual property and human rights law. The Treaty creates mandatory exceptions to copyright to expand the availability of books and cultural materials in accessible formats to individuals with visual disabilities. The Guide offers a comprehensive framework for interpreting and implementing the Marrakesh Treaty to achieve this goal. The book also provides specific recommendations to government officials, policymakers, and disability rights groups involved in implementing the Treaty. Co-sponsored by Center for International & Comparative Law, Office of the Dean and Goodson Law Library. For more information, contact Melanie Dunshee at dunshee@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 3 The Role of a State Supreme Court Justice 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Justice Paul Martin Newby, a North Carolina Supreme Court Justice, will be speaking about the role that state supreme court justices play in shaping law and policy. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Andrew Lane at andrew.lane@duke.edu.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Apr 4 PILF 5K Ticket Sale 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stressed about finals? Enjoy the weather and do some running at the PILF 5K! The 5K will take place at the Al Buehler Trail on April 15, 2017 at 9:30AM! Registration will cost $20 (includes a T-shirt). Tickets will be for sale in the Star Commons Foyer. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, contact Taylor Jones at taylor.l.jones@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Apr 4 Peter Wallison Talk on How the Financial Crisis and the Government's Response Led to the Election of Donald Trump 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    The prevailing narrative of the financial crisis is that it was caused by Wall Street greed and insufficient regulation. In response, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which fundamentally reformed financial sector regulation. But what if this narrative is wrong, and the government's attempts to prevent future financial crises slowed our economic recovery? Please join us as we hear from Peter Wallison http://bit.ly/2neZb6X, who will discuss how the misinterpretation of the causes of the financial crisis resulted in the Dodd-Frank Act, our slow economic recovery, and the election of Donald Trump. Wallison is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, the author of "Hidden in Plain Sight," http://amzn.to/2nf9nfC and a dissenting member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. He is former general counsel of the Treasury Department and former White House counsel to President Reagan. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 4 Careers in Environmental Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Join the Environmental Law Society for a career panel discussion with several attorneys working in different sectors of the environment. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Eric Vanderhoef at Eric.Vanderhoef@duke.edu.

  • Apr 4 The Election and Voting Rights in NC 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Tired of going home and not having a good answer when people ask you "what's up with NC politics? What happened during the election?" Join us for a discussion about what happened before, during, and after the election in NC. The panel will be moderated by Prof. Blocher and include experts involved in the recount, efforts to combat voter suppression, and HB2. Chick-fil-A will be provided. Sponsored by ACS. For more information, please contact Steven Beale steven.beale@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Apr 4 2L Summer Success Series: Research Refresher - What To Know Before You Go 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Are you ready for real-world legal research? Join the Duke Law research instructors to learn how to get started with typical summer research projects in practice, including tips for getting background on unfamiliar topics and guidance for conducting business and transactional law-related research. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the J. Michael Goodson Law Library and the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 4 Public Service, and Prosecution at the DA's Office in Charlotte 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    Assistant District Attorneys from North Carolina's largest prosecutorial district will speak with students about what it is like to work as a public interest lawyer for the state and receive specific insight into the day-to-day operations of the local office. Students will receive advice on practical experiences that can be gained as law students to better prepare them for the job. Students will also receive information about the 10-week Summer Intern Program that provides law students with the opportunity to practice under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys and gain practical experience as trial attorneys. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Apr 4 Black Law Students Association Personal Financial Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Once I start working at a firm, how will I manage my income? Please join BLSA and learn about financial skills that will be useful for students who are leaning towards working with a private firm. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact MarkAnthony Curtis at markanthony.curtis@duke.edu.

  • Apr 4 Student Scholarship Workshop Series 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    The Student Scholarship Workshop Series dates and presenters have been scheduled. On Tuesday, April 4 our presenter will be Ashlee Paxton-Turner. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu. This is the final Workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, contact Marin Levy at levy@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Apr 4 WEBINAR: What is EDRM at Duke Law? 2:00 PMSee description

    EDRM, a leading standards organization for e-discovery, is now part of the Duke Law School's Center for Judicial Studies. What does this new partnership mean for EDRM and for Duke Law? Where is e-discovery headed in 2017, and how will EDRM maintain and amplify its leadership as a resource for insight and educational tools in e-discovery? Join us for this webinar to meet the new EDRM team at Duke Law School and hear from Jim Waldron, director, and George Socha, co-founder, on the future of EDRM at Duke, new priority projects, and e-discovery predictions for 2017. To register, visit http://www.edrm.net/resources/webinars/?commid=251965 or visit the EDRM webinar channel on BrightTalk: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/7841/edrm. The webinar will be available for viewing after broadcast on the EDRM BrightTalk channel and the EDRM website. Sponsored by the Center for Judicial Studies. For more information, please contact edrm@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  • Apr 5 PILF Merchandise Sale 8:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Come check out the PILF merchandise sale. We will have new men's tanks, jackets, and many of our gift options (umbrellas, car decals, etc.) available! Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Courtney Magnus at courtney.magnus@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  • Apr 5 PILF 5K Ticket Sale 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stressed about finals? Enjoy the weather and do some running at the PILF 5K! The 5K will take place at the Al Buehler Trail on April 15, 2017 at 9:30AM! Registration will cost $20 (includes a T-shirt). Tickets will be for sale in the Star Commons Foyer. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, contact Taylor Jones at taylor.l.jones@lawnet.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  • Apr 5 Chen Sheng Memorial 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    This event will be a memorial for Duke Law student Chen Sheng who passed away earlier this semester. Chen was a beloved friend and student who will be dearly missed. Faculty and students are invited to speak (if interested in speaking, please email taylor.r.west@duke.edu, jamie.shinn@duke.edu, or jeremy.iloulian@duke.edu). Afterwards, the memorial will move outside for a special dedication of a plaque and tree planted in Chen's memory. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Taylor West at trw31@duke.edu.

  • Apr 5 Lunch with Cadwalader Veterans Network 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

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

  • Apr 5 Business Law Meets Environmental and Social Responsibility 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Looking for a way to merge the practice of law with your passion for the environment and/or corporate social responsibility? Please join Business Law Society and the Environmental Law Society for a lunch panel. The panelists will bring different perspectives, from various points along the spectrum from in-house counsel to environmental practice areas within big law firms. Lunch will be provided.Sponsored by BLS and ELS. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • Apr 6 PILF 5K Ticket Sale 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stressed about finals? Enjoy the weather and do some running at the PILF 5K! The 5K will take place at the Al Buehler Trail on April 15, 2017 at 9:30AM! Registration will cost $20 (includes a T-shirt). Tickets will be for sale in the Star Commons Foyer. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, contact Taylor Jones at taylor.l.jones@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • Apr 6 Crafting Your Narrative to Practice Law in California 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Considering California to launch your career? Many people have a sense of the work in Silicon Valley, but wondering what practice looks like in L.A., or how they differ, or what employers look for in candidates to hire? Join two leaders of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles and experienced alumni Chris Dusseualt and Tiaunia Bedell as they answer these and other questions you may have about practice and how to position yourself for long-term success in California. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Apr 6 Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference with Alumni Author John Inazu 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The 2017 National Library Week Alumni Author event features John D. Inazu (JD 2000), Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. In his second book, Confident Pluralism (2016), he presents a framework for an increasingly polarized and divided America to live together peaceably and to explore deep differences in good faith. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 6 Pizza with the North Carolina Bar Association 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join the leadership of the North Carolina Bar Association regarding your free law student membership and ways you can be involved now to start networking and gain skills to further your career. All law students are welcome, and 1Ls are especially encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Apr 6 Post-Graduate Fellowships 101 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    If you are a student who might be interested in pursuing public interest work upon graduation and want to learn more about the opportunities available to entry-level attorneys, please join us for a presentation and panel discussion on post-graduate fellowships! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Olivia Cole at olivia.cole@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • Apr 6 Duke Law Journal Office Hours 3:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    As part of the effort to demystify DLJ and our selection process, DLJ executive board will be holding office hours in Star Commons that are open to all 1Ls. Come talk to us one on one about what it feels like to be on DLJ, the pros and cons of being a DLJ editor, the casenote competition, the personal statement requirement, or anything else you want to talk about. We have scheduled two office hours, on Thursdays 3/30 and 4/6. We hope that these office hours can help address any of your lingering questions and concerns about journal membership before you finish all your 1L exams with triumph and elegantly walk into the casenote competition. Sponsored by Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Hadrian Luo at haichuan.luo@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • Apr 6 "Navigating Life After Law School" Panel Discussion and Networking Session 4:30 PMLaw School 3043

    All students are invited to join Duke alumni board members for this discussion, including tips for navigating the personal and professional ups and downs in the transition to alumni life. Panelists will include Celia Glass JD'14, Associate, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York, NY; Tiaunia Bedell Henry JD/LLM'07, Associate, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Los Angeles, CA; and Jana Kovich JD/LLM'15, Associate, Latham & Watkins, Chicago, IL. The discussion will take place from 4:30-5:15 p.m. in Law School room 3043, followed by the networking session from 5:15-5:45 p.m. on the Star Commons Mezzanine. Presented by the New Lawyers Division of the Duke Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. Please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu for additional information.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • Apr 6 Meet and Greet with Wilson Sonsini Attorneys 6:00 PMSee description

    Join attorneys from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for an informal gathering to discuss their experiences representing technology, life science, and other high-tech clients in Silicon Valley and beyond. Light food and beverages will be provided at the West End Wine Bar, 601 W. Main Street, Durham. Sponsored by the Law and Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Grant Reid at greid@wsgr.com.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

  • Apr 7 PILF 5K Ticket Sale 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stressed about finals? Enjoy the weather and do some running at the PILF 5K! The 5K will take place at the Al Buehler Trail on April 15, 2017 at 9:30AM! Registration will cost $20 (includes a T-shirt). Tickets will be for sale in the Star Commons Foyer. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, contact Taylor Jones at taylor.l.jones@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, April 7, 2017

  • Apr 7 Contractual Black Holes 12:00 PMLaw School 3000

    The conference is an international gathering of the leading contract theory specialists in the world. The topic is the question of how to optimally interpret of boilerplate or standard form financial contracts when they develop what we call "contractual black holes." Sponsored by Professor Mitu Gulati. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 7, 2017

  • Apr 7 CANCELLED - Startup and Corporate Law Lunch with WilmerHale Attorney 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    Join Bill Warren L'16 from WilmerHale for a lunch discussion about his life as a startup and corporate law attorney. Bill is a Duke Law alumni and first year associate. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Law and Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Ryan Martin at ryan.j.martin@duke.edu.

  • Apr 7 Demystify China's Legal Environment 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join Jonathan Zonis, Partner from Clifford Chance, and Professor Douglas Arner from University of Hong Kong to discuss the most current legal developments in China. You will hear Professor Arner's insights on the legal environment and reforms in China, on regulations of capital market, and on finance in Asia in general. From a practitioner's perspective, Jonathan Zonis will share his previous experience as a capital market lawyer in Hong Kong and his view on how the recent developments affect lawyers in the US. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Tianzi Wu at tianzi.wu@duke.edu.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

  • Apr 7 2017 Reunion Weekend 5:00 PMLaw School 3041

    On April 7-9, 2017, we will welcome back graduating classes ending in 2 or 7 and the Half-Century Club (any alum who graduated more than 50 years ago) for a full weekend of activities. See details at https://law.duke.edu/alumni/reunion/. Sponsored by Duke Law School. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

  • Apr 8 Contractual Black Holes 8:00 AMLaw School 3000

    The conference is an international gathering of the leading contract theory specialists in the world. The topic is the question of how to optimally interpret of boilerplate or standard form financial contracts when they develop what we call "contractual black holes." Sponsored by Professor Mitu Gulati. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

  • Apr 8 2017 Reunion Weekend 9:00 AMLaw School 3041

    On April 7-9, 2017, we will welcome back graduating classes ending in 2 or 7 and the Half-Century Club (any alum who graduated more than 50 years ago) for a full weekend of activities. See details at https://law.duke.edu/alumni/reunion/. Sponsored by Duke Law School. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 10, 2017

  • Apr 10 PILF 5K Ticket Sale 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stressed about finals? Enjoy the weather and do some running at the PILF 5K! The 5K will take place at the Al Buehler Trail on April 15, 2017 at 9:30AM! Registration will cost $20 (includes a T-shirt). Tickets will be for sale in the Star Commons Foyer. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, contact Taylor Jones at taylor.l.jones@lawnet.duke.edu.

Monday, April 10, 2017

  • Apr 10 1Ls: How to Choose Courses for Your 2L and 3L Year 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    This information session will outline the JD graduation requirements and offer advice on developing a personal academic plan for the second and third year, taking advantage of the range of opportunities for advanced writing, experiential learning, and more. A panel of 3Ls will discuss how they approached academic planning and sought advice from faculty, practitioners, and others. Sponsored by Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Tia Barnes at barnes@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 10 CANCELLED - If/When/How Board Elections 12:30 PMLaw School 3171

    All members of If/When/How are invited to vote in elections for If/When/How's 2017-2018 Executive Board. If you are interested in running for President, Vice President, Treasurer, or 2L Representative, please email Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu by Sunday, April 2nd to declare your candidacy. Sponsored by If/When/How. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

  • Apr 10 2L Summer Success Series: Communicating in the Workplace as a Millennial 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Communication skills are key to success on the job, but did you know that being a millennial affects how you communicate with others? Today's workforce has four generations (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials), and each of these generations has their own style and expectations for communication. Camille Stell, VP of Client Services at Lawyers Mutual, will teach you how to recognize and avoid generational stereotypes, discuss differences productively, and communicate effectively across generations. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Co-sponsored by Lawyers Mutual and the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Apr 10 Visa Tips for International Students Seeking to Obtain Permanent Residence in the U.S. 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Are you attending Duke Law School on F-1 or J-1 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 H-1B work visa program, types of companies that generally hire H-1B's, employer requirements, next steps (i.e. Green Card), and 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. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

  • Apr 10 JLSA Passover Seder 6:30 PMSee description

    The Jewish Law Students Association will be hosting a Passover Seder at Beth El Synagogue. Dinner will be provided and the meal will be kosher. Appropriate attire is requested. To attend, please RSVP by April 5th to Jeremy Iloulian at jeremy.iloulian@gmail.com. Sponsored by Jewish Law Students Association. For any questions contact Jeremy Iloulian at jeremy.iloulian@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  • Apr 11 Clerkships: a Discussion with the Hardt Cup Judges 9:00 AMWashington Duke Inn

    Sign-up to have breakfast with our distinguished panelists, Judges Bernice Donald (6th Circuit), Lawrence Vilardo (Western District of New York), and Judge Terrence Boyle (Eastern District of North Carolina) for a discussion about clerkships. The judges will share their perspectives on topics such as how to increase your chances of obtaining a clerkship, how to prepare for a clerkship, and what it takes to be a successful clerk. They will also answer questions. Breakfast will be served at the Washington Duke Inn. Sign-up is required and the spots are currently full. For more information contact Hannah David at Hannah.david@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  • Apr 11 PILF 5K Ticket Sale 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Stressed about finals? Enjoy the weather and do some running at the PILF 5K! The 5K will take place at the Al Buehler Trail on April 15, 2017 at 9:30AM! Registration will cost $20 (includes a T-shirt). Tickets will be for sale in the Star Commons Foyer. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, contact Taylor Jones at taylor.l.jones@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  • Apr 11 Interested in Practicing in Boston? Discussion with Foley Hoag Attorney 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

    Join Foley Hoag partner David Broadwin for a discussion about practicing law in Boston. Sponsored by the Program in Law & Entrepreneurship, Career & Professional Development Center, and Foley Hoag. For more information, contact Megan Tisdale at llmle@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 11 2017 Hardt Cup Tournament Final Round 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    The Moot Court Board proudly presents the final round of the 2017 Hardt Cup Tournament. This year's judges include the Honorable Stephanie Seymour, 10th Circuit, the Honorable Lawrence J. Vilardo, Western District of New York and the Honorable Terrence W. Boyle, Eastern District of North Carolina. All students and faculty are encouraged to watch this year's finalists. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Savannah Best at Savannah.Best@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Apr 11 CANCELLED - Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Apr 12 Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join us as we hear from Norm Champ, who will be discussing insights from his new book: "Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis" http://amzn.to/2nvFrgm. When Champ joined the SEC in 2009, the agency was under pressure to reign in Wall Street. There was little doubt the SEC had to fix rules that permitted bad behavior and start to enforce existing laws. Champ was eager to be a part of this positive change, but quickly realized not everyone shared his desire for change. Going Public offers a behind-the-scenes look at the SEC's arcane culture and Champ's efforts to lead reforms to stabilize the American financial system. Champ is currently a partner in the Private Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis and a lecturer at Harvard Law School. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 12 Community Roundtable 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    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.

  • Apr 12 What is Originalism? (And Why Does it Matter?) 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the Federalist Society for a panel discussion of originalism. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Koelling at sarah.koelling@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Apr 12 Dedication to Darryl Hunt 3:00 PMLaw School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Please join us in the Beber Sculpture Garden for the dedication of a bench and plaque in memory of the late Darryl Hunt. Darryl touched the lives of many Duke Law students, speaking every year at LEAD week until his passing last March. There will be a short ceremony to honor his life and work, followed by light refreshments. Sponsored by the Innocence Project. For more information please contact Shannon Welch at shannon.welch@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Apr 12 Public Interest and Pro Bono Recognition Dinner 5:30 PMLaw 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://goo.gl/forms/L5slC8gTgUFkGMP72 by Monday, April 10th at 12:00 noon. Sponsored by PIPB. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

  • Apr 13 US v. Robinson: Race, Policing, Gun Rights, and the Fourth Amendment in the Hardt Cup Problem 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Professors, practitioners, and competitors will discuss the Fourth Circuit case of United States v. Robinson from the Hardt Cup Moot Court Tournament this year. The case involves wide-ranging and overlapping issues regarding high-crime areas and relationships with police, gun rights, and 4th amendment protections against unreasonable search-and-seizure. Attendees will have the chance to learn about these important Constitutional issues and ask questions about how courts will likely approach similar issues in the future. Professors Lisa K. Griffin and Guy-Uriel Charles, as well as First Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of North Carolina, G. Alan DuBois will speak on the issue. Venezuelan food from Guasaca will be served. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Moot Court Board President, Trevor Chenoweth, at trevor.chenoweth@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Apr 13 Blockchain and the Future of the Music Industry 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join the Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Society for a lunch panel on Blockchain, smart contracts and their implications for the music industry and music copyright law. The panel will feature Jesse Grushack, the founder of Ujo Music, which is a Blockchain based music distribution platform. Jesse will be joined by Nina Kilbride, Head of Legal Engineering at Monax Industries and Professors Jennifer Jenkins (Law School) and Cam Harvey (Fuqua). Guest panelists will discuss emerging Blockchain technologies and how their implementation in the music industry can solve various industry-wide problems. This event is Co-sponsored by the Duke Law & Entrepreneurship Society and the Duke Blockchain Lab. For more information, please contact Dan Weissman at daniel.e.weissman@duke.edu.

  • Apr 13 Lunch with the Dean 12:30 PMLaw School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Apr 13 Teaching Doctrine and Skills Together 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

    Duke Law Teaching Initiative will hear about teaching both legal skills and doctrine together, with time at the end of the session for questions and discussion. For law faculty only. Sponsored by the Duke Law Teaching Initiative. For more information, please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 13 Navigating Your Career as a Black Attorney 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join BLSA for a panel discussion with attorneys from Paul Weiss, Orrick, and Clevonne Jacobs from the General Counsel Office at Duke. The panelists will discuss challenges they have faced as black attorneys and strategies to ensure a successful career within the legal profession. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact MarkAnthony Curtis at markanthony.curtis@duke.edu.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

  • Apr 17 Preparation for Journals and OCI 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join BLSA for an informative session regarding the write on process for journals and tips and strategies for maximizing success during the OCI process. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Chaniece Mulligan at chaniece.mulligan@duke.edu.

Monday, April 17, 2017

  • Apr 17 Last Day of Class Celebration 2:30 PMSee description

    Join the Office of Student Affairs in celebrating the last day of classes with sundaes in the Duke Law Parking Lot near the Beber Sculpture Garden! For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 17, 2017

  • Apr 17 Last Day of Class (Ever) 5:00 PMLaw School Marcy's Garden

    For 3Ls Only. Join the Class Gift Committee for our final event of the year! We'll be celebrating our last day of class ever, with BBQ, beverages, and field day activities on the front lawn. 1L sections and LLMs will have the opportunity to compete against each other one last time, in a series of events. Sponsored by the Class Gift Committee and the Alumni & Development Department. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Young Alumni at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 17, 2017

  • Apr 17 "Betting on Zero" Viewing and Panel Discussion 5:15 PMLaw School 3037

    Join us for a screening of the new documentary film, Betting on Zero, by award winning director, Ted Braun (Darfur Now). The documentary follows billionaire hedge fund titan Bill Ackman and several former Herbalife distributors after Ackman takes a billion dollar short position in Herbalife, alleging it is a pyramid scheme destined to collapse. The film offers insight into the high-stakes game of short selling; the interplay of law, government, ethics and finance; and the controversial multi-level marketing industry. These issues will be discussed in depth immediately after the film in a panel discussion featuring Alon Brav, Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business; Duke Law professor James D. Cox; and Edward J. Balleisen, associate professor of history and public policy and vice provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke. Food and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

  • Apr 18 Boosters, Operators and Swindlers: A Conversation on History of Fraud in America 5:30 PMSee description

    All are invited to join the Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics to celebrate the launch of the new book: Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (Princeton University Press, 2017) by Edward J. Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University. Balleisen will discuss the book with Sam Buell, the Bernard M. Fishman Professor of Law at Duke University, followed by Q&A with the audience, a book signing, and a reception. The event is from 5:30 to 7:00pm, Tuesday, April 18, in the Thomas Reading Room at Lilly Library on East Campus. Cosponsored by the Duke Department of History.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

  • Apr 23 Exam Study Break: Bo-Break 6:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

  • Apr 24 New Scholarship on Population Ethics 8:30 AMLaw School 4000

    The Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy is sponsoring a conference, "New Scholarship on Population Ethics." Have you ever wondered what is the ethical status of individual decisions or governmental policies that change the membership of the human population? The aim of the conference is to present new scholarship in this vital area of research. A schedule and list of speakers can be found on the conference website. Sponsored by CLEPP. For further information contact, Victoria Zellefrow at CLEPP@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 24, 2017

  • Apr 24 Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw 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 25, 2017

  • Apr 25 New Scholarship on Population Ethics 8:30 AMLaw School 4000

    The Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy is sponsoring a conference, "New Scholarship on Population Ethics." Have you ever wondered what is the ethical status of individual decisions or governmental policies that change the membership of the human population? The aim of the conference is to present new scholarship in this vital area of research. A schedule and list of speakers can be found on the conference website. Sponsored by CLEPP. For further information contact, Victoria Zellefrow at CLEPP@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • Apr 26 Exam Study Break: Therapy Dogs 1:00 PMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying and come pet a dog! Certified therapy dogs from Duke Medicine's Pets at Duke program will be taking over the Blue Lounge for two hours for some much-needed dog therapy. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Apr 27 Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw 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.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

  • May 2 Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw 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, May 2, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

  • May 5 CANCELLED - Congressman McHenry to Discuss the Role of Government in Fostering Financial Technology 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Financial services have been dramatically impacted by the deep technology revolution and the U.S.' regulatory apparatus appears ill-equipped to incorporate innovation that challenges the traditional definition of what it means to be a bank. Recently, the OCC established a new fintech bank charter, but other regulatory agencies have remained largely silent on the topic. Last year, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), introduced a bill designed to remove the many impediments faced by innovators in the financial services industry. Congressman McHenry serves as Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and as the Chief Deputy Whip in the 114th Congress. Throughout his congressional career, he has been an active promoter of increasing consumer and business access to financial services. Please join us to hear Congressman McHenry's thoughts on financial technology and the role of Congress and regulators in promoting innovation. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Monday, May 8, 2017

  • May 8 Judging Bias by Judges 12:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Dean Daniel Rodriguez will be speaking on "Judging Bias by Judge." Abstract: A perennial in judicial ethics and constitutional law has been the matter of whether and when judges and judicial opinions should be excoriated on the grounds that these honorable government officials have manifested illegitimate prejudice. How, if at all, should be think differently about these officials exercising judging responsibilities? My project is sketch a sensible vocabulary for assessing illegal bias, beginning, first, with the effort at asking the right questions. Moreover, I draw lessons from the emerging body of literature involving judicial behavior and action, especially that from modern neuroscience, in order to better understand what it means for judges to be impartial versus biased, influenced versus impassioned. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For further information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu

Monday, May 8, 2017

  • May 8 Statutory Interpretation in Hively 4:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Daniel B Rodriguez, Dean Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University, will be giving a lecture on Statutory Interpretation. Dean Rodriguez will talk here about the opinions in the 7th circuit Hively case, considering how the 7th circuit frames some of the major contemporary debates in statutory interpretation. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For further information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • May 10 Financial Regulation: A View from the Fed and Treasury 12:00 PMLaw School 4042

    Please join us as we hear from Sarah Bloom Raskin who will be discussing insights gained from her career at the pinnacle of financial policy making. From March 2014 through January 2017, Ms. Raskin was Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to this, Ms. Raskin served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve Board, where she conducted the nation's monetary policy, regulated banking institutions, monitored threats to financial stability, oversaw compliance and community development, and engaged in oversight of the nation's payment systems. Ms. Raskin will discuss the government's response to the financial crisis and the merits of potential changes to Dodd-Frank currently under consideration. Ms. Raskin will also discuss critical issues that rose to the fore during her time at Treasury, including cybersecurity and the student loan market. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center and Rethinking Regulation. Lunch will be served. For information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

  • May 11 Graduation Gala 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    More details to follow. For more information, please contact Student Affairs.

Friday, May 12, 2017

  • May 12 The FCC Spectrum Incentive Auction: Lessons for the Future 8:30 AMWashington, DC

    The FCC is concluding the most complex auction in history, the culmination of a decade-long planning process for moving spectrum from broadcast to mobile broadband uses. The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law will hold a half-day conference that will identify lessons from this auction for spectrum policy, government disposition of assets (whether of spectrum or other resources), and the future of innovation policy generally. Speakers include: David Quinalty, Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee; Lawrence Ausubel, Power Auctions and Univ. of Maryland; Jonathan Chaplin, New Street Research; Paul de Sa, Quadra Partners; Gary Epstein, former Chair of Incentive Auction Task Force, FCC; Karla Hoffman, George Mason Univ.; Allan Ingraham, Economists Inc.; Edward Lazarus, Tribune Media; Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Preston Padden, Boulder Thinking; Charla Rath, Verizon; Dorothy Robyn, former Commissioner at GSA; Gregory Rosston, Stanford Univ.; David Salant, Auction Technologies; Steve Sharkey, T-Mobile; and Ilya Segal, Stanford Univ. More information at: http://bit.ly/2nfSwgE. Register for the event at: http://bit.ly/2oRJT8o. The event will take place at Duke in DC, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20004. For further information contact Carol Abken at carol.abken@law.duke.edu.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

  • May 12 Graduation Family Barbecue 5:00 PMSee description

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

Friday, May 12, 2017

  • May 12 Candlelight Dinner (International students and guests) 7:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • May 13 Law School Hooding Ceremony 5:30 PMCameron Indoor Stadium

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

  • May 16 2017 Spring EDRM Workshop 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    The future of e-discovery will be more global in scope and increasingly dependent on advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. Join us in defining that future! The EDRM Spring Workshop is an opportunity to make your mark on the most important changes in e-discovery. The 2017 EDRM workshop will focus on creating guidance for technology assisted review (TAR). We also will discuss continuing projects and whether to launch new projects to develop a framework for broader-reaching data analytics and artificial intelligence and a code of conduct for cross-border e-discovery under GDPR. In addition, we'll hear from EDRM and Duke Law leaders on our exciting future at Duke Law.RSVP to EDRM@law.duke.edu is required. Sponsored by Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies. For more information contact EDRM@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

  • May 17 2017 Spring EDRM Workshop 9:30 AMLaw School 4047

    The future of e-discovery will be more global in scope and increasingly dependent on advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. Join us in defining that future! The EDRM Spring Workshop is an opportunity to make your mark on the most important changes in e-discovery. The 2017 EDRM workshop will focus on creating guidance for technology assisted review (TAR). We also will discuss continuing projects and whether to launch new projects to develop a framework for broader-reaching data analytics and artificial intelligence and a code of conduct for cross-border e-discovery under GDPR. In addition, we'll hear from EDRM and Duke Law leaders on our exciting future at Duke Law. RSVP to EDRM@law.duke.edu is required. Sponsored by Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies. For more information contact EDRM@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • May 18 CULP Colloquium 7:30 AMLaw School 4047

    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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • Jun 10 Northern CA: 4th Annual Duke Law Club Summer BBQ 3:00 PMMenlo Park, CA

    Join us for the 4rd Annual Duke Law Club Summer BBQ, our summer alumni tradition. This year's BBQ is being generously hosted by John Donald (Law & Fuqua '97) and Elaine Hammond (Trinity '92). Although the main dishes will be provided, it is suggested to bring a side dish, dessert, or something to drink. If you are able to bring something, please use the shared Google Doc available here to sign up. While most Duke Law Club events are open to the entire Duke alumni community, this event is restricted to "Duke Law Club Members", which includes all Duke Law Alumni, Other Duke Alumni who have non-Duke JDs, current or incoming law students, recent graduates/new alumni, and their guests. Location: Home of John Donald (Law & Fuqua '97) & Elaine Hammond (Trinity '92). Address will be emailed to attendees. Sponsored by the Law Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

  • Jun 26 Healthcare Reform: A Look Ahead to the Future of Law & Healthcare Policy in a Changing World 6:00 PMBoston, MA

    Gain valuable insight on the impact of law and policy on the delivery and financing of healthcare, and discuss the impact of current events on the rapidly changing landscape of medical practice in the United States. Panelists include: Alexis Finkelberg Bortniker, J.D.'07, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP, Jason Hanson, J.D.'94, President, CEO and Director, Ohana Biosciences, A Flagship Pioneering Company, Benjamin Wilson, J.D.'10, Associate, Ropes & Gray LLP, Michael Frakes, Professor of Law, Duke Law School (moderator). Specific Location: Ropes & Gray LLP, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Jun 28 Corporate Rights and International Law Seminar 11:45 PMLaw School 3000

    A faculty seminar open to interested students with Lauren Benton (Dean of the College of Arts and Science, Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Chair in History, and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University), sponsored by the Mellon Foundation-funded yearlong Sawyer Seminar series on "Corporate Rights and International Law: Past, Present, and Future." Her talk will focus on the origins of international law and European empire in the nineteenth century. Benton is a distinguished scholar and experienced academic leader whose award-winning work spans history, law and anthropology. Her research focuses on the comparative legal history of empires and the history of international law, and among her many publications are A Rage for Order, with Lisa Ford (2016), A Search for Sovereignty: Law and Geography in European Empires, 1400-1900 (2010) and Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900 (2002). RSVP REQUIRED For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  • Jul 19 Toward Greater Justice: Duke Law Clinics Advocate for At-Risk Children and the Wrongfully Convicted 6:00 PMMiami, FL

    Clinic Directors Jane Wettach and Theresa Newman J.D.'88 will describe the remarkable work of Duke Law students in the provision of direct client services, ranging from gaining access to critical educational services for disabled children to securing freedom for the wrongfully convicted. Clinical work has become an integral part of the law school experience for most Duke Law students, allowing them to test their emerging legal skills in a structured but real-world setting. When justice is achieved, both clients and law students are profoundly changed. Specific Location: Akerman LLP, Three Brickell City Centre, 98 Southeast Seventh Street, Suite 1100, Miami, FL 33131. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

  • Jul 31 On-Campus Interviewing, Segment I 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Segment I of Fall 2017 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, July 31 through Thursday, August 3. All interviews will be held at the Washington Duke Inn. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

  • Aug 21 L&CP Staff Editor Orientation 9:30 AMLaw School 4000

    Orientation for new L&CP Board Members. Sponsored by Duke Journal of Law & Contemporary Problems. For more information, please contact Sarah Schanz at srs66@duke.edu.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

  • Aug 25 JLSA Welcome Back Shabbat 6:00 PMSee description

    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! Sponsored by JLSA. For more information or the location address, please contact Andrea Herman at andrea.herman@duke.edu or Robin Hedvat at robin.hedvat@duke.edu.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

  • Aug 28 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

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

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • Aug 29 Statues and Symbols in the Wake of Charlottesville 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Members of the Duke Law Community are invited to join some members of the faculty for their perspectives on the historical and contemporary significance and implications of monuments as well as other symbols in the wake of the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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

    Justice Daphne Barak-Erez, Justice on the Supreme Court of Israel, will deliver the Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Battles of Reproductive Technologies: Comparative Tales." The lecture will discuss landmark cases on controversies in the area of IVF law, using examples and models from several jurisdictions, thus exploring the potential contribution of comparative analysis to this area of law. More specifically, the analysis will distinguish between two "types" of litigation in this field - horizontal (between two private parties) and vertical (between individuals and the State) - mainly focusing on horizontal litigation and pointing to the judicial approaches used in this context, as well as to the relatively modest contribution of legislation to this area of law. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law and the Office of the Dean. For more information, please see https://law.duke.edu/news/annual-bernstein-lecture-comparative-law-2/ or contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

  • Aug 30 Faculty and SJD Workshop 3:30 PMLaw School 2014

    Justice Barak-Erez of the Supreme Court of Israel will give a private post-lecture workshop to faculty and SJD candidates. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

  • Aug 31 Black Law Students Association Class Preparation 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

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

  • Aug 31 A JD/LLM Conversation with Justice Barak-Erez 12:30 PMLaw School 4040

    The JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law is pleased to host Justice Daphne Barak-Erez, of the Supreme Court of Israel, for an informal conversation with interested JD/LLMs. Lunch will be provided. RSVP required as space is limited. Sponsored by the JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 31 Career Kickoff and Pass the Bar for LLMs 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join the Career Center and International Studies Office for an overview of the U.S. legal market, U.S. bar exam information, and career and professional development resources available to LLM students at Duke. The event is sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 31 Community Roundtable 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    This is the first Community Round Table of the year for Duke Law's student organizations. Presidents and Treasurers 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; 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. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Aug 31 Information Session: New Duke Law Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Starting with the Class of 2018, Duke Law students can earn a Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law. Join us for an information session to learn more about the benefits of the program and the curricular requirements. An additional information session will be offered during the spring semester. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 1, 2017

  • Sep 1 Guardian ad Litem Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    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. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact South Moore at south.moore@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

  • Sep 5 Chabad/JLSA Welcome Back Bagel Brunch 11:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Chabad and JLSA will be hosting a welcome back bagel brunch to meet students and give students a chance to meet them. Stop by to shmooze and grab a bagel! Sponsored by JLSA and Chabad. For more information, please contact Sarah Hitt at sarah.hitt@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

  • Sep 5 Religious Commitment and the Profession 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    What is the relationship between religious commitment and the legal profession? Please join us for a panel and question and answer session in which current legal scholars and practitioners from different religious traditions come to speak about how their respective religious backgrounds inspire, motivate, and challenge their professional identities as lawyers. A light lunch will be provided. Panelists include professors H. Jefferson Powell and Barak Richman of Duke Law School and practitioners Saad Gul, Esq. of Poyner Spruill and Khadeeja Mullard-Clements, Esq. of Khadeeja Mullard-Clements, PLLC. Sponsored and moderated by Professor Darrell Miller. For more information, please contact briana.brake@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 5 Jessup Cup Informational Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Jessup Cup, now in its fifth decade at Duke Law, is Duke Law's intramural tournament sponsored by the Moot Court Board. Each fall, Duke Law students compete for Moot Court Board membership by arguing a closed-universe international law problem before the International Court of Justice. Duke's Jessup Cup is open to all enrolled students including LLMs. The top ten percent of eligible competitors will be selected for Moot Court Board membership. Additionally, Duke Jessup Cup finalists are eligible for participation in the intercollegiate Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. If you are interested in learning more about the competition or moot court board, please attend this informational session. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact dukejessupcupcoordinator@gmail.com.

  • Sep 5 Introduction to Business Law Society: Not Just for Future Business Lawyers 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Come to our information session to find learn more about the Business Law Society is, what we do, and how we can help you make the most of your 1L year and beyond! 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. 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 Aseda Ghartey-Tagoe at essie.ghartey.tagoe@duke.edu.

  • Sep 5 International Law Society 2017 Kick-Off 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Kick-off and information session for Duke Law's International Law Society. Are you interested in international issues? Do you want to feel more cultured? Do you love international food? Come join the ILS to learn about upcoming events and how to get involved! Lunch provided. Sponsored by the ILS. For more information, please contact Lauren Hughes at lnh16@duke.edu.

  • Sep 5 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair Information Session (for 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs) 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    Duke Law participates in the Equal Justice Works (EJW) Conference and Career Fair. The 2017 Equal Justice Works Fair will take place on October 27-28 in Arlington, VA. This is the nation's largest public interest legal career fair and there are usually about 150 public interest and government employers. If you are planning to attend EJW this year, we recommend you attend this session if you have questions about registration, the conference in general or are just interested in knowing more about the event. Following the Equal Justice Works information, we will answer questions about government and public interest job search resources and the job search process for 2Ls, 3Ls and LLMs who are unfamiliar with the process. Please email Stella Boswell (boswell@law.duke.edu) with any questions. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career and Professional Development Center.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

  • Sep 6 Bots, Blockchains, & Bagels 9:30 AMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join the Duke Law & Technology Society for our kickoff event. It will be a casual opportunity to meet our members and learn more about the exciting intersection of law and technology. Monuts' bagels, donuts, and coffee will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Sean Semmler at sean.semmler@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

  • Sep 6 1L Required Event: Principles of Professional Development 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    This event is your introduction to the Duke Law Career & Professional Development Center. We will review your professional development plan for 1L year and beyond, discuss programming and resources, identify concrete steps for you to take now, and give you the chance to ask questions about career planning. The live presentation will be in room 3041 and the event will be streamed live into room 3037. Please note: Attendance is required for all members of the Class of 2020. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

  • Sep 7 StreetLaw Interest Meeting 10:00 AMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    If you ever thought about teaching young people about the law while at the same time inspiring them to set greater goals for their life, then this session is for you. Please join current members of Street Law--Youth Home, Street Law--Mock Trial and Teen Court in this "drop-in" style information session. Coffee, donuts and bagels will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Elliot Bertasi at elliot.bertasi@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

  • Sep 7 If/When/How (f.k.a. Law Students for Reproductive Justice) Kickoff Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Please join the Duke Chapter of If/When/How (formerly known as Law Students for Reproductive Justice) for our kickoff event! Come to learn about what reproductive justice means, the events and pro bono opportunities we are planning, and how to get involved. We will also discuss elections and the 1L Representative application process. Sponsored by If/When/How. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

  • Sep 7 Duke Law Veterans Welcome Lunch 12:30 PMLaw School 4044

    A lunch to allow the veterans of Duke Law School to meet and find resources and support from upperclassmen to help navigate law school. Sponsored by Duke Law Veterans (DLV). For more information, please contact Lance Beissner at james.beissner@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Sep 7 Careers in Service Speaker Series: Criminal Law 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    On Thursdays and Fridays in September, all students are invited to join us for panel discussions on different types of government and public interest careers and practice areas. For our first panel, the topic will be Criminal Law and the speakers will be: Chief Toby Lathan (United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina), Shelagh Kenney (Center for Death Penalty Litigation), Tom Crosby (L'11, Durham District Attorney's Office) and Halerie Mahan (L'11, Federal Public Defender's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina). Lunch will be provided but please bring your own beverage. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Government and Public Service Society (GPS). Lunch will be provided, please bring your own beverage. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 7 Sports and Entertainment Law Society Kickoff Event 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Are you interested in sports and/or entertainment law? Do you want to find out more about how to jump start your legal career in the world of sports and entertainment? Come to the Sports and Entertainment Law Society's kick-off and information session to find out more about what we do and ways to get more involved in our organization. Sponsored by SELS. For more information please contact Dan Weissman at dew21@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

  • Sep 7 Veterans Assistance Project - Expunction training 6:00 PMLaw School 4047

    On July 28, 2017, Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law Senate Bill 445. This law reduces the wait time for criminal record expungement for first-time, non-violent offenders. Student members for the Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) will receive an overview of the new law and then receive training on the expunction process. These newly acquired skills will be put into use on Friday, September 15 at the Annual Bull City Stand Down. This is a one-day, one-stop event providing an abundance of services including medical and legal assistance to homeless and under-resourced military veterans. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Please RSVP to this link https://goo.gl/forms/181aNuM6t01E8Btx1 by 2:00pm on Wednesday, Sept. 6. For more information please contact Chris Manley, christopher.manley@lawnet.duke.edu.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

  • Sep 7 Stateless Commerce Release Party 6:45 PMSee description

    Please join Professor Barak Richman for the release party for his book, Stateless Commerce: The Diamond Network and the Persistence of Relational Exchange (Harvard University Press, 2017)(http://tinyurl.com/y6uz8557), with Q&A to follow, to be held at the Regulator Bookshop, 9th Street in Durham. A short video about the book may be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/y8dubvxz. Wine & cheese will be served. Sponsored by Professor Richman. Please RSVP to richman@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

  • Sep 8 Cancer Pro Bono Project Kickoff 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join members of the Cancer Pro Bono Project to learn about the work we do, the clients we serve, and how you can get involved. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by DBA and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Chris DiNardo at christopher.dinardo@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Sep 8 JD/MA in Bioethics and Science Policy Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    How do we govern access to gene editing technologies? How will robotics advancements impact labor policies? Should the states have the right to allow citizens to try unapproved drugs? These are just a few of the questions that students in the joint JD/MA in Bioethics and Science Policy program wrestle with in addition to traditional law school course work. Joint degree students stand out in the job market, and unique opportunities. The three-year program is administered by the Law School and the Initiative for Science & Society. Please join Science & Society's director and law professor, Nita Farahany, Deputy Director Buz Waitzkin, JD/MA Program Director Thomas Williams, and law school representatives. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Initiative for Science & Society. Applications are due October 15th. See more information on the program and its requirements here. RSVP to marcie.george@duke.edu.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

  • Sep 8 Duke Law Wellness: Yoga 1:30 PMSee description

    Take a break from studying with a yoga class, just for you! Join your fellow law students for a relaxing yoga class at Blue Point Yoga Center. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited; please RSVP to the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 8, 2017

  • Sep 8 Student Activities Fair 3:00 PMLaw 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 Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

  • Sep 11 Innocence Project Info Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Come learn more about the Duke Law Innocence Project from the current Case Managers and Executive Board. Applications will be distributed after the meeting. Food will be available. Co-sponsored by the Innocence Project and DBA. For more information, please contact Taylor Jones at tlj24@duke.edu.

  • Sep 11 Of Travels and Bans: President Trump's Executive Immigration Order 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join the Federalist Society and Immigrant & Refugee Project in welcoming Mr. Josh Blackman, of the South Texas College of Law Houston, and Ms. Hila Moss and Mr. Kevin Schroeder, from the Raleigh Office of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, for a discussion on the legality of President Trump's Travel Ban and its implications for immigration practitioners in the Triangle. Lunch (Chick-Fil-A) will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and Immigrant & Refugee Project. For more information, please contact Patrick Butler at patrick.butler@duke.edu or Matthew Eible at matthew.eible@duke.edu.

Monday, September 11, 2017

  • Sep 11 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

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

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  • Sep 12 OutLaw Kickoff Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3000

    Come meet your friendly neighborhood OutLaws - Duke Law's LGBTQ student association. We will introduce the new board, go over the anticipated calendar and upcoming events, discuss appointed positions, and welcome new students - we will start the meeting at 12:30, but we will remain in the room until 1:30 for students who want to attend other lunches but still meet up with OutLaw. Sponsored by OutLaw. For more information, please contact Gabrielle Goodrow at gmg19@duke.edu

  • Sep 12 PILF General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    An introduction to the Public Interest Law Foundation. This meeting will cover what PILF does, how to get guaranteed summer funding for public interest work, and how to apply to be on the PILF Board. Note: lunch will not be provided. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Tyler Hood at tyler.hood@duke.edu.

  • Sep 12 Governing Faculty Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4042

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

  • Sep 12 Federalist Society Kickoff Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    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 and 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 tort reform, privacy rights, and criminal justice. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Patrick Butler at patrick.butler@duke.edu.

  • Sep 12 Ghost of the Innocent Man 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join the Duke Law Innocence Project in welcoming Benjamin Rachlin to discuss his new book, Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption. Rachlin's debut chronicles the wrongful conviction and subsequent exoneration of Willie Grimes. NPR recently called it a gripping, "crisply written page turner," and Publisher's Weekly has named it one of the most anticipated books of the Fall. Rachlin will be joined by Mr. Grimes, who was exonerated in 2012 after being wrongly incarcerated for 24 years, and his attorney, Chris Mumma. Ghost of the Innocent Man also chronicles the creation of the NC Innocence Inquiry Commision, which was spearheaded by Ms. Mumma and Duke Law Professors Newman and Coleman. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by Duke Law Innocence Project and DBA. For more information please contact Sarah Holsapple at sarah.holsapple@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • Sep 13 CANCELED: FedSoc Donut Breakfast 10:30 AMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    The Federalist Society will be hosting a donut breakfast to meet students and give students a chance to meet them. Stop by and grab a donut! Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Andrea Beathard at andrea.beathard@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • Sep 13 Jessup Cup Informational Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    The Jessup Cup, now in its fifth decade at Duke Law, is Duke Law's intramural tournament sponsored by the Moot Court Board. Each fall, Duke Law students compete for Moot Court Board membership by arguing a closed-universe international law problem before the International Court of Justice. Duke's Jessup Cup is open to all enrolled students including LLMs. The top ten percent of eligible competitors will be selected for Moot Court Board membership. Additionally, Duke Jessup Cup finalists are eligible for participation in the intercollegiate Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. If you are interested in learning more about the competition or moot court board, please attend this informational session. If you attended the informational session on September 5th, you do not need to attend this session. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Gabrielle Skillings at dukejessupcupcoordinator@gmail.com.

  • Sep 13 Information Session for the Duke Law Veterans Assistance Project 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Kickoff and information session for the Duke Law Veterans Assistance Project. Are you interested in veterans issues? Do you want the opportunity to do meaningful pro bono work impacting the community? Please consider getting involved in VAP. We provide pro bono opportunities to assist local veterans with a variety of legal issues, including Veterans Affairs benefits claims, expunctions, and military record corrections. The session will also include a presentation by the North Carolina Bar Associations Military & Veterans Law (MVL) section describing pro bono opportunities benefiting veterans open to law students through NCBA. Lunch provided. Co-sponsored by DBA, The Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the Veterans Assistance project and the Duke Law Veterans. For more information, please contact Sam Howe at samuel.howe@duke.edu.

  • Sep 13 LLM Pro Bono Opportunities 12:30 PMLaw 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 or to RSVP, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 13 Black Law Students Association General Body Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    The Black Law Students Association will be hosting its first general body meeting of the year. This event is open to all current members of BLSA and those interested in learning more about the organization. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Marnishia Jernigan at mlj46@duke.edu.

  • Sep 13 Information Session with US Navy JAG Corps 12:30 PMLaw School 4172

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

  • Sep 13 Clerkship Kick-off: Faculty Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Join members of the law school faculty for a panel discussion about their clerkship experiences. Panelists include Professors Joseph Blocher, Tom Metzloff, Kathryn Bradley, and Tia Barnes, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Blocher, clerked for Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Professor Metzloff clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, followed by a clerkship with the Supreme Court of the United States. Professor Bradley served as a law clerk to Judge Frederic N. Smalkin of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and Justice Byron R. White of the Supreme Court of the United States. Dean Barnes clerked on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Hannah David at Hannah.david@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • Sep 14 Duke Criminal Law Society Kickoff 9:00 AMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join us to learn about the newly formed Duke Criminal Law Society! Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in criminal law, contributing to criminal law scholarship, or simply learning more about the field, the Criminal Law Society has what you are looking for. Stop by to learn about our plans for the year and see how you can be involved. We want to know what programming and activities interest you. Donuts, bagels, and coffee from Monuts will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Callie Thomas at callie.thomas@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • Sep 14 Lunch with the Dean 12:30 PMLaw School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you are unable to attend this lunch, there will be other opportunities to have lunch with the Dean this semester. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information or if you would like to attend, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu no later than Monday, September 11 by 5:00 p.m.

  • Sep 14 Duke Law American Civil Liberties Union Kickoff & Banned Books Reading 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    In honor of the Banned Books Week, this event will feature Duke Law Professors Jennifer Behrens, James Boyle, James Cox, Hannah Demeritt, Thomas Metzlof, and Jedediah Purdy reading from their favorite books that have been banned or censored This will be a fun event that brings the community at Duke together and celebrates so many of the books we all love! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law ACLU. For more information, please contact Evan Cartagena at evan.cartagena@duke.edu.

  • Sep 14 Careers in Service Speaker Series: Working in Government 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Join us to hear from a panel of lawyers working in government. Learn about their career paths and ask questions about how you too can do this kind of work. Panelists include David Elliot (L'93, NC Dept. of Justice), Kim Rehberg (L'94, City of Durham), Yolanda Brock (L'07, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), and Captain McCormick (Marine JAG, the Pentagon). Lunch will be provided but please bring your own beverage. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center, the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell.

  • Sep 14 Info Session: Duke Transactional Law Competition 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

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

  • Sep 14 Coalition Against Gendered Violence Kickoff Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4046

    Come learn about the many ways to get involved with the Coalition Against Gendered Violence. Whether you have ideas for events at the school, want to do pro bono work on gendered violence issues, or simply want to meet like-minded people, please join us! Lunch will be served. Sponsored by CAGV. For more information, please contact Anya Benenson at anya.benenson@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • Sep 14 Cancer Pro Bono Project Training Part 1 5:15 PMLaw School 4047

    First of two mandatory training sessions for new CPBP volunteers, focusing on legal background and types of documents available. RSVP to Kim Burrucker by 5pm 9/12. Dinner will be served. Sponsored by Cancer Pro Bono Project. For more information, please contact Gabrielle Goodrow at gmg19@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • Sep 14 Duke Law Democrats Social 7:00 PMSee description

    Come join Duke Law Democrats for our first Drink & Debate event of the year at Clouds Brewing Durham from 7-9! The topic will be "What Turned NC Red?" Meet people, have a snack, and talk politics! Sponsored by Duke Law Democrats. For more information, please contact Cecily Larison at cecily.larison@duke.edu.

Friday, September 15, 2017

  • Sep 15 PILF Credit Card Training 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

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

  • Sep 15 Human Rights Law Society Informational Meeting 12:30 PMLaw 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 2017-2018 HRLS board. Open to all students, including LLMs. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Gabrielle Skillings at gabrielle.skillings@duke.edu.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

  • Sep 15 Federalist Society Welcome Dinner with Professor Young 6:30 PMSee description

    Join the Federalist Society for a welcome back dinner, graciously hosted by Professor Young at his home. Whether you're planning to serve on our board or just want to meet other conservative and libertarian-minded students, join us for a meal and good conversation. The Federalist Society is dedicated to fostering balanced and open debate about individual freedom, limited constitutional government, and judicial restraint. 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 tort reform, privacy rights, and criminal justice. Sponsored by Federalist Society. For location and more information, please RSVP to Patrick Butler at Patrick.Butler@duke.edu.

Monday, September 18, 2017

  • Sep 18 Federalist Society Donut Breakfast 10:30 AMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    The Federalist Society will be hosting a donut breakfast for students to meet us and learn more about our organization. Stop by and grab a donut! Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Andrea Beathard at andrea.beathard@lawnet.duke.edu.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

  • Sep 18 Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) Kick-off Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Come learn about what Duke's chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) has planned for the semester, including a description of the pro bono research projects that you will have the opportunity to sign up for. If you are interested in taking part in one of these projects but cannot attend the meeting, please send an email to the contact below. We will also be discussing upcoming events and opportunities to apply for board positions, including 1L representatives. Food from Saladelia will be served for lunch. Sponsored by Duke's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and DBA. For more information, please contact Leigh Markowitz at leigh.markowitz@duke.edu.

  • Sep 18 CANCELED Themis Bar Review Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

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

  • Sep 18 Government & Public Service Society Kick-Off featuring Duke Immigrant & Refugee Project 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Come learn more about the Government and Public Service Society (GPS) at our kick-off event! GPS is a community of law students committed to government and public service. We provide members with mentorship, resources for summer jobs and career planning, community service opportunities, and networking. The kick-off will also include information about the Duke Immigrant & Refugee Project, one of Duke Law's newest pro-bono projects. The Project offers pro bono opportunities including research assistance on human rights issues, outreach efforts to provide needed resources to target communities, the provision of "Know Your Rights" training sessions to immigrant teenagers and adults, and more! Enjoy Noodles & Co. and find out how you can get involved in both groups! Sponsored by GPS and the Duke Immigrant & Refugee Project. For more information, please contact South A. Moore at south.moore@duke.edu or Lauren Hughes at lauren.n.hughes@duke.edu.

  • Sep 18 Constitution Day: The Positive 13th Amendment 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join the American Constitution Society and Professor Darrell Miller for a special event celebrating Constitution Day. Professor Miller will be discussing the 13th Amendment as an expression of positive law. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by ACS. For more information please contact Paul Brzyski at paul.brzyski@duke.edu.

Monday, September 18, 2017

  • Sep 18 DBA Finance Committee Meeting 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

  • Sep 19 Think you know everything about sex? Prove it! 12:30 PMLaw School 4000

    Join If/When/How for a mini-trivia and a chance to win some prizes! Fully-informative, age-appropriate sex education is crucial to making sure young adults understand their bodies and their needs. Halfway through trivia we will watch a real abstinence-only lesson that is still taught (and still paid for by tax dollars!). Come chat with us, enjoy lunch, take a break from studying, and test your own sex education! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by If/When/How and Duke Law ACLU. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

  • Sep 19 Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Cass R. Sunstein will speak his new book, Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide (Harvard University Press, 2017), at http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674983793. Mr. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard, and the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), where he oversaw federal regulation. Mr. Sunstein is among the world's most published scholars. He has testified before congressional committees on many subjects, and he has been involved in constitution-making and law reform activities in several countries. Sponsored by the Rethinking Regulation program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics (RR@KIE) at Duke University. For more information, please contact Prof. Jonathan Wiener (Law and RR@KIE), or Ms. Marlyn Dail (Law) at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

  • Sep 19 An Evening with Duke Law 6:00 PMCharlotte, NC

    Charlotte area alumni are warmly invited to join us for this special event. The program will feature a conversation with David F. Levi, Dean and Professor of Law, Duke Law School, John M. de Figueiredo, Russell M. Robinson II Professor of Law and Professor of Strategy, Duke Law School, and Russell M. Robinson II T'54, LL.B.'56, Founding Partner, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. We are also especially honored to recognize John R. Wester J.D.'72, 2017 recipient of the Charles S. Rhyne Award for Professional Achievement. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a memorable evening with Duke Law alumni, faculty, and friends! Location: Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. Hosted by the Alumni Office. For additional information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

    http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/an-evening-with-duke-law/event-summary-5c73d5fb38194dc284c3badaa82fc96e.aspx

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Sep 20 Health Law Society Kickoff Breakfast 8:30 AMLaw School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join the Health Law Society for a kick-off breakfast, featuring donuts and coffee from Dunkin' Donuts. Sponsored by Health Law Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Kelly Todd at kelly.a.todd@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Sep 20 Flu Shots 10:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Flu shots 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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Sep 20 Dean's Cup Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

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

  • Sep 20 1L Required Event: Professional Communication 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Effective communication creates options and leads to opportunities for students and professionals alike. In this required 1L program, we will show you how experienced attorneys expect law students and new professionals to communicate. We will also discuss and identify common communication pitfalls and how to avoid them. All Duke Law students have the ability to become effective communicators and to set themselves apart as they proceed through law school and launch their careers. The live panel will be in room 3041 and the event will be streamed live into room 3037. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Sep 20 Externships Information Session 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Come hear about the many ways to earn academic credit next year while gaining valuable experience in a judicial, government, non-profit, or general counsel externship, including Duke in DC. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from students who have done externships as well as faculty who coordinate the program. Come ready to ask questions, eat a delicious lunch, and hear about exciting opportunities in the Triangle area and beyond. This program is specifically tailored toward 2Ls and 3Ls. Sponsored by Duke Law Externships. For more information, please contact Anne Gordon at agordon@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Sep 20 A Conversation with José Miguel Vivanco 5:00 PMGross Hall 103

    Please join José Miguel Vivanco, executive director of the Americas Division of Human Rights Watch, for a conversation about the most pressing human rights issues in Latin America today. Co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Duke Office of Global Affairs and Hanscom Endowment, the Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the International Human Rights Clinic, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Reception to follow 6:30-7:30 pm in the Duke Energy Initiative Central Atrium in Gross Hall. For more information, please see https://law.duke.edu/news/conversation-jose-miguel-vivanco/ or contact Jennifer Prather at jprather@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Sep 21 PILF Merchandise Sale 8:00 AMLaw School Star Commons

    Kick off fall semester by stocking up on Duke Law merchandise! All items will be on SALE! We will have shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, and more. Payment by credit or debit only; all proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Courtney Magnus at courtney.magnus@duke.edu or Eileen Ulate at natasha.eileen.ulate@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Sep 21 1L & LLM Elections 8:30 AMLaw School Star Commons

    1Ls and LLMs will elect their class representatives to DBA, GPSC, and various Student-Faculty Committees in the Star Commons Foyer. Statements of Intent will be displayed in the law school through Thursday evening. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Sam Berman at samuel.berman@duke.edu

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Sep 21 Conversation with Duke Law Feminists 12:30 PMLaw School 3037

    Please join your fellow feminists at Duke Law where we will introduce the Duke Law Feminist Collective (DLFC). Formed in the aftermath of the 2018 election, DLFC brings together members of Duke Law, of all backgrounds, to work for equality. Join us for a excellent lunch and great conversation with students, faculty and staff. Sponsored by Duke Law Feminist Collective. For more information please contact Christine Ryan at Christine.ryan@duke.edu.

  • Sep 21 The Federal Judicial Confirmation Process: A Perspective from the Front Lines 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    Please join the Federalist Society in welcoming Mrs. Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director of the Judicial Crisis Network, for a discussion on the judicial confirmation process. Ms. Severino, a Duke graduate and key outside adviser on judicial nominations, will offer her perspective on the current state of federal judiciary nominations, the history of the nomination process, as well as the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch. Professor Ernest Young of Duke Law will also offer commentary on the current and recent nominees, as well the future drift of the Supreme Court. Another speaker will be announced at a later date. Lunch (Chick-Fil-A) will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Please contact Patrick Butler at patrick.butler@duke.edu.

  • Sep 21 Incorporating Animal Law Into Your Career 12:30 PMLaw School 4045

    Please join Duke's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund for a panel discussion on the different ways to incorporate animal law into your career, from nonprofit work to pro bono. Lunch will be served (Saladelia). Sponsored by Duke SALDF and DBA. For more information, please contact Leigh Markowitz at leigh.markowitz@duke.edu.

  • Sep 21 CANCELED: Opportunities for Women in National Security Law 12:30 PMLaw School 3043

    The Center on Law, Ethics and National Security will sponsor a lunchtime panel on "Opportunities for Women in National Security Law." Pizza will be served. Sponsored by LENS. For more information, please contact the Center at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 21 LLM Resume & Cover Letter Workshop 12:30 PMLaw School 3041

    Career counselors to give an interactive presentation on crafting American-style resumes and cover letters. Bring a copy of your draft U.S.-style resume to the workshop for review. Workshop is mandatory for LLM students who plan to participate in the annual LLM Job Fair in January 2018. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Sep 21 Governing Global Health: Is there a Role for Human Rights? 4:30 PMPearson Building (School of Nursing), Room 1014-Auditorium

    Join the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics for a panel conversation about organizational efforts to implement human rights and analyze the distinct institutional factors that facilitate or inhibit human rights "mainstreaming" for global health advancement. Panelists include Lawrence O. Gostin (University Professor, O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University), Benjamin Mason Meier (Associate Professor of Global Health Policy, Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, UNC), and Alicia Ely Yamin (Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown U Law Center; Adjunct Lecturer on Law and Global Health, Harvard University; Panelist, UN Secretary General's Independent Accountability Panel for the SDGs (EWEC); Global Fellow,Norway's Centre on Law and Social Transformation). The program will be moderated by Gavin Yamey, Professor of the Practice of Global Health at Duke. This event is co-sponsored by the Duke Global Health Institute, International Human Rights Clinic, Center for International and Comparative Law, and the UNC Department of Public Policy. For more information, contact or RSVP to Deirdre White at deirdre.white@duke.edu by 9/18.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Sep 21 Cancer Pro Bono Project Training Part 2 5:15 PMLaw School 4047

    Second of two mandatory training sessions for new CPBP volunteers, focusing on client interaction. RSVP to Kim Burrucker by 5pm 9/12. Dinner will be served. Sponsored by Cancer Pro Bono Project. For more information, please contact Gabrielle Goodrow at gmg19@duke.edu.

Friday, September 22, 2017

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

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

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

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

    http://sites.duke.edu/corporations/

Friday, September 22, 2017

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

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

    http://bit.ly/2tUHADT

Friday, September 22, 2017

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

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

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

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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

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

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

    https://goo.gl/forms/umqaHQp35qDKHqLL2

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

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

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

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

    http://law.duke.edu/students/intweek/

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 25, 2017

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

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

Monday, September 25, 2017