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Monday, January 06, 2020

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

  • Law School 3037

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

Friday, January 10, 2020

  • Law School 4045

    Please join Léa Nehmeh LLM'15, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Niso Matari LLM'15, Allen & Overy LLP, and Suzana S. M. Albano LLM'05, Attorney at Law, for a wide-ranging discussion of their career paths, day-to-day work and opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market. Panelists will share their career paths and offer advice to students interested in staying in the U.S. following graduation. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

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

Sunday, January 12, 2020

  • Law School 3041

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

Monday, January 13, 2020

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 3037

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

  • Law School 3037

    Ratna Kapur will discuss her new book, "Gender, Alterity, and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl"; tracking the possibility of freedom in the aftermath of the critique of human rights. Kapur interrogates human rights as a project of freedom through a critical evaluation and analysis of scholarship and advocacy on LGBT rights, campaigns against violence against women, and gender equality interventions. Kapur illustrates how human rights emerge as a governance and regulatory endeavor, and how more rights for women, sexual and religious minorities have not necessarily produced more freedom for these constituencies. She provocatively argues in favor of exploring non-liberal approaches to freedom and the futurity of human rights within such a pursuit. Sponsored by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. The event is free and open to all; lunch provided. For information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

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

  • Law School 4172

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

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School, Goodson Library, Riddick Rare Book Room

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 4000

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

Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4045

    Learn about the unique specifics of pursuing a career in patent law, including the state of the market, the job search, and various practice options. We will cover the differences between patent boutiques and full-service firms, prosecution vs. litigation, and additional opportunities, including in-house and government positions. Upper-level students will also discuss their individual job searches, including participation in the Loyola Patent Fair, as well as their interviewing experiences. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

Friday, January 17, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Welcome to the 10th Annual Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium sponsored by Greenberg Traurig. This year, the theme is "Athlete and Artist Rights in the Evolving Sports, Entertainment, and Music Industries." To register for free, please go to: http://dukelawselssymposium.mystrikingly.com/. By registering, you will have a printed name tag and priority for lunch. Walk ups will be accepted. Attire is casual. Sponsored by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Zack Flagel at zachary.flagel@lawnet.duke.edu or Kaitlin Ray at kaitlin.m.ray@lawnet.duke.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Law School 4000

    Introduction to the Public Interest and Public Service Certificate Program Join us for an information session to learn about the Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law ("PIPS" Certificate), a JD Certificate program for students committed to a legal career in public service. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at midnight. Enrolled students complete curricular requirements and are assigned faculty mentors in order to assist them in selecting academic, clinical and experiential courses that will help them develop competencies necessary toward achieving their professional aspirations. Students in the program benefit from a community of peers, faculty, administrators and Duke Law alumni committed to supporting them as they pursue careers in public interest and public service. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join Colm McInerney LLM'07, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Sharanyaa Kruti Vasan LLM'15, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, for a wide-ranging discussion of their career paths, day-to-day work and opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market. Panelists will share their career paths and offer advice to students interested in staying in the U.S. following graduation. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/7 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvy19xld2qFpBUF

Saturday, January 18, 2020

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

Monday, January 20, 2020

  • Law School 4047

    Students will receive training on the laws for completion of the required IRS exams to volunteer in the VITA program. Prior to the training, all volunteers must take about 90 minutes to set-up their volunteer account, complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct (VSC) training, complete the 10 question VSC quiz and complete the Intake/Interview and Quality Review training. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. to those who RSVP https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eteb9yf5MJPZP3D by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15. Sponsored by the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office and the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

  • Law School 4040

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

  • Law School 3037

    Whether you plan to work in the United States or return home, understanding some of the customs of U.S. business practice and why U.S. business people and lawyers behave as they do will help you strengthen your relationships and ensure that cultural differences do not hamper your professional and personal success. Sharon Abrahams, National Director of Professional Development at Foley & Lardner, an international law firm, will conduct a 90-minute workshop which will also include tips on networking and building professional relationships to help your future career. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

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

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Sanford Fleishman Commons

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

  • Law School 3041

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

Thursday, January 23, 2020

  • New York N.Y.

    Over ten years removed from the Global Financial Crisis, major reforms, such as the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, have been fully implemented by U.S. banks. However, a new set of challenges now confront in-house counsel at large financial institutions. Gain valuable insight into these challenges, with a focus on the in-house counsel's perspective. Featuring: Lawrence G. Baxter, Global Financial Markets Center Faculty Director; Stacey Friedman, J.D.'97, Executive VP and General Counsel for JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Gary G. Lynch J.D.'75, Former General Counsel and Vice Chairman of Bank of America and Morgan Stanley; and Robert J. Johnson, Jr., Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Corporate Governance Officer, BB&T - The event will be held at Davis Polk. Address: 50 Lexington Avenue (between E. 44th & 45th Streets), New York, NY. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. RSVP at https://rsvp.duke.edu/events/global-financial-markets-center-current-is…

  • Law School 3041

    In this optional session, Professor Marin Levy will speak to you about how to interpret your first semester grades in the context of your law school experience and legal career. She will offer insights and tips for improving your performance, sustaining success, and other concerns you may have. Lunch will be provided. Please refrain from using your laptop during the session. Sponsored by Student Affairs. For questions, please contact Matt Duncan at matt.duncan@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    All 2Ls who are considering applying to clerkships should plan on attending this event. We will go over how to register in OSCAR on February 5 and provide a timeline for other steps you should take to finalize clerkship applications this semester. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

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    All graduating students, we invite you to stop by Star Commons foyer to learn more about the Graduating Class Commitment Campaign. Each year, the graduating class committee comes together to encourage all graduating students to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Members of the graduating class committee will be there to speak with you about the campaign and to answer your questions. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us to hear Professor Ilan Wurman of Arizona State University College of Law and author of "A Debt Against the Living: An Introduction to Originalism" as he discusses Originalism and his new book. Duke Law Professor Stephen Sachs will provide remarks following Professor Wurman's presentation. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For questions, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

Friday, January 24, 2020

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

  • Law School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/7 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvy19xld2qFpBUF

Monday, January 27, 2020

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for a discussion on human rights and business with Dr. Surya Deva, professor at City University of Hong Kong and a member, U.N. Working Group on Business and Human Rights. In this talk, Prof. Deva will discuss the duty of states as well as the responsibility of corporations in relation to the right to housing in the context of privatization and financialization of housing. He will draw on the relevant international human rights standards (both hard and soft norms) as well as communications on this issue sent by the United Nations Special Procedures to, among others, the Government of the United States of America and Blackstone Group in March 2019. This event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Civil Justice Clinic, Community Enterprise Clinic, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us to hear Katharina Pistor discuss her new book, The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality. The book is a major intervention about the nature of modern capitalism. Pistor argues for the central role of the law in shaping the distribution of wealth and makes a compelling case that it is law that creates capital itself. Katharina Pistor is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and director of the Law School's Center on Global Legal Transformation. Her work spans comparative law and corporate governance, law and finance, and law and development. She is the co-recipient of the Max Planck Research Award (2012) and a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Women Law Students Association for its first Allyship event! Experts from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP will be giving an introductory training on what it means to be an ally, why allyship is important, and how to be an ally. We will be joined by Partner Heather Coleman, whose practice focuses on corporate governance, securities matters, and restructuring, and by Chief Legal Talent Officer Dr. Milana Hogan, a leading voice on the success of women lawyers. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Women Law Student Association (WLSA). For more information, please contact Ryan Kuchinski at ryan.kuchinski@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School, Goodson Library, Riddick Rare Book Room

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

  • Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Room 4067

    This event series is aimed to foster cross-professional conversations on research integrity, and provide opportunities for shared learning and collaboration.

    Join us for the first 2020's edition of the Roundtables to engage in an interactive discussion about lessons learned from the Duke Translational Omics Case.

    This event fulfills the Responsible Conduct of Research Requirement for Faculty and Staff engaged in research at Duke University.

    Register at the link: http://duke.is/VfMCXG

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4042

    Please join Black Law Students Association (BLSA) in kicking off the 2020 fall semester. We will go over the events we have planned for the remainder of the year and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Erica Brackett at erica.brackett@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Come join PILF for a brief general body meeting to make sure you are still on track with hours for summer funding and bar grants and hear about the events we anticipate putting on this semester. A credit card training will be run after the general body meeting for those interested in volunteering for ticket sales and/or night of ticket sales for the Auction. This is different from the credit card training you may have already completed for merchandise sales and must be completed prior to any auction credit card machine use. Students not planning to complete the credit card training may leave at the end of the general body meeting. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Melissa Dix at melissa.dix@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    This is a meeting for members of the Duke Law Journal to discuss the use of the Scholastica platform for Volume 70's articles selection process. Sponsored by the Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Mark Rothrock at mark.rothrock@duke.edu.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join Duke Food Law Society for coffee, snacks and conversation about food-related things! Curious about what food law even is? Want to talk about your favorite recipes or Durham restaurants? Come visit us from 3:30-6pm to discuss upcoming events, ways to get more involved and food law in general. Sponsored by the Duke Food Law Society. For more information, please contact Bridget Eklund at bridget.eklund@duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Business Law Society for a lunch panel with attorneys from Latham & Watkins. Latham is a single, integrated partnership focused on providing the most collaborative approach to client service. Latham has over 2,700 lawyers spanning over 14 countries and across over 60 international practice groups and industry teams. Latham is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges anywhere in the world. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. Please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4047

    Kirk Bloodsworth, the first person exonerated by DNA testing from death row, will tell the story of his journey. His case rested entirely on eyewitness identifications, and yet he was sentenced to death in Maryland in 1985. He has since advocated for and was instrumental in the Maryland repeal of the death penalty, as well as in the adoption of the federal Innocence Project Act. Bloodsworth helped create the Kirk Bloodsworth Post-Conviction DNA Testing Program, which funds post-conviction DNA tests, and has been a member of Witness to Innocence since its creation. His story has been told in "Bloodsworth," published in 2005, and in a 2016 documentary film. Professor Brandon Garrett (Duke Law) will moderate. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Science and Justice and the Duke Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Juliet Park at juliet.park@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a discussion with Robert Numbers, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of North Carolina, as he discusses applications of Originalism at the trial court level. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

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    All graduating students, we invite you to stop by Star Commons foyer to learn more about the Graduating Class Commitment Campaign. Each year, the graduating class committee comes together to encourage all graduating students to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Members of the graduating class committee will be there to speak with you about the campaign and to answer your questions. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join us as we talk to two experts on Nationwide Injunctions - Prof. Sam Bray and Prof. Mila Sohoni - and discuss the history of those injunctions and how that history should shape our acceptance of the remedy today. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    This is a meeting between several professors and the Duke Law Journal's Articles Selection Committee to discuss techniques for selecting appropriate pieces for Volume 70. Sponsored by the Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Mark Rothrock at mark.rothrock@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Career & Professional Development Center for a discussion panel of recent Duke Law graduates as they share their personal insights into life at a "BigLaw" firm. Discussion topics will include a typical day within various practice areas, work-flow management, work-life balance, mentorship, training, and diversity initiatives. Alumni will be visiting from Simpson Thacher in New York, Wilson Sonsini in DC, Thompson & Knight in Dallas, and Ropes & Gray in Boston. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Consumer Rights and Economic Justice Project is a new student led legal project working to help consumers know their rights when dealing with large corporations or anyone who would wish to take advantage of them. We also help consumers in litigation efforts and frequently get valuable pro-bono litigation experience. Come to our lunch event to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved. Special guest Ted Mermin, an expert in consumer law who is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Public Good Law Center, and the Interim Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, will also be present. Sponsored by the Consumer Rights and Economic Justice project. Contact Alex Bednar (alexander.bednar@lawnet.duke.edu) or DH Nam (doo.hyun.nam@lawnet.duke.edu) with questions.

  • Law School 4040

    First Generation Professionals (1GP) is hosting a lunch with Professor Helfer. This lunch is an excellent opportunity for students to continue developing relationships with professors and ask questions about pursuing a legal career in international law. Sponsored by First Generation Professionals. For more information, please contact Kathy Fernandez at kathy.fernandez@duke.edu.

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    Please join us for a reception in honor of the International Student Interview Program (ISIP) at the offices of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Friday, January 31, 2020

  • JB Duke Hotel

    This one-day conference will explore how advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have created enormous opportunity to exchange information and enhance our lives, while challenging our rights to keep our personal information private. The day features four discussions with leaders in technology, law and policy. Sponsored by Sanford School of Public Policy, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University Science & Society, Duke OIT, Duke Law & Tech Society, Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security, Duke Program in American Grand Strategy , Duke Center on Law & Tech, and The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. For more information and to RSVP, visit dukedataprivacyday.weebly.com or contact Quiana Tyson at qmm@duke.edu.

  • Law School 2014

    Students are invited to lunch with Dean Kerry Abrams. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with her and talk about your law school experience. Seating is limited and spots fill quickly. Please RSVP to Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Law School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/7 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvy19xld2qFpBUF

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

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

Saturday, February 01, 2020

  • JB Duke Hotel

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

Monday, February 03, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join Dr. George Bohmfalk, a member of Physicians for a National Health Program, for a discussion on Medicare for All covering a general overview of the single payer plan, the health care reforms proposed by presidential candidates, the impact M4A could have on reproductive health issues, and the pros and cons of the different approaches to Medicare for All. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Health Law Society, Health Justice Clinic, and If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice. For more information, please contact Courtney Suggs at courtney.suggs@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    LSA is seeking interest for continuing membership and leadership positions. Come learn about our mission to advance accessibility in the law school community and professional development opportunities for integrating accessibility into practice. LSA is seeking to transfer all leadership positions for the coming year. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Law Students for Accessibility. For more information, please contact Andrew Toig at andrew.toig@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 4042

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

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3037

    Last December, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a Second Amendment case for the first time in nearly a decade-New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York. Along with that case, nearly a dozen cert petitions are pending before the Court that raise complicated Second Amendment questions, like those concerning bans on assault weapons or high-capacity magazines, laws requiring individuals to show good cause to obtain a license to carry in public, and other regulations on firearms. Join us for a discussion with Professors April Dawson (NC Central Law) and Greg Wallace (Campbell Law) on NYSRPA and the Supreme Court's gun docket. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law. Contact Theresa Boyce at theresa.boyce@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 3043

    The killing of Qassem Suleimani, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has sparked fears of potential war with Iran. Tensions in U.S.-Iran relations continue to rise, and threaten armed conflict on a scale the world has not seen before. Join Professor Bradley, Professor Huckerby, and General Dunlap for a discussion on the constitutionality of the President's actions and the War Powers more generally. Sponsored by the Middle East North African Law Student Association, the International Law Society, the American Constitution Society, and the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security. For more information, please contact Maryam Kanna at maryam.kanna@lawnet.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join members of the International Law & Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) for a wide-ranging discussion of the current trends in transnational legal practice. The panelists are David Peet (Associate at K&L Gates, RTP), Andrea Carska-Sheppard (General Counsel at Workplace Options), and Anne Keays, principal in the Law Offices of Anne Keays. Our guests will share their experiences in a wide spectrum of areas, including anti-corruption, cross-border M&A, international trade, and other areas. Panelists will also share insights and offer advice to students interested in working in the international space in North Carolina and the United States. Sponsored by Office of International Studies and the Career and Professional Development Center. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Join the LALSA board for a some food and a preview of events to come this semester. If you are looking for tips on callbacks and late applications we will be discussing upcoming opportunities for office hours dedicated to these topics. Additionally, we will also discuss some changes to our charter which will be put to a vote during the next general body meeting. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact David Yates at david.yates@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Leonard Leo, Co-Chairman of the Federalist Society, will be speaking on the appointment and confirmation process for Article III judges. Outside of his work for the Federalist Society, Mr. Leo has advised President Trump on judicial selection, assisting with the selection and confirmations of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. In addition, Mr. Leo previously organized outside coalition efforts in support of the Roberts and Alito Supreme Court confirmations. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

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    All graduating students, we invite you to stop by Star Commons foyer to learn more about the Graduating Class Commitment Campaign. Each year, the graduating class committee comes together to encourage all graduating students to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Members of the graduating class committee will be there to speak with you about the campaign and to answer your questions. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

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

Thursday, February 06, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Learn about innovative legal technology solutions in patent and trademark law. This panel features Stephanie Curcio, co-founder of Legalicity, makers of NLPatent - a state-of-the-art AI patent search and analysis tool, and Matt Schneller ('04) co-owner of TM TKO, a Nashville-based legal tech company that provides trademark research tools. Prof. Jennifer Jenkins will moderate this event. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Technology and the Law & Tech Society. For more information, please contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Looking for housing in New York City after graduation? Join the Business Law Society and Cooper & Cooper, a premier residential real estate brokerage firm based in Manhattan, to learn more about the NYC apartment hunting process! Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu.

  • Brodhead Center - Devil's Krafthouse

    Take a break with GPS this Thursday! Join the Government and Public Service Society at Devil's Krafthouse in the Brodhead Center for our spring social. Hang out and connect with public-interest focused students from all class years. Food will be provided! Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Megan Mallonee at megan.mallonee@duke.edu.

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

Friday, February 07, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    The Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law will be holding a symposium on the topic of National Security and Trade Law. Our speakers and moderators include Jennifer Hillman, former World Trade Organization Appellate Body member; Chad Bown, cohost of the podcast Trade Talks; Kathleen Claussen (University of Miami Law School); Scott Lincicome (White & Case); Tim Meyer (Vanderbilt University Law School); Ben Heath (New York University); Simon Lester (Cato Institute); Elizabeth Trujillo (University of Houston Law School); and Rachel Brewster (Duke University Law School). The panels will be on National Security and Domestic Trade Law, National Security and International Trade Law, and Current Issues and A Way Forward. A continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided. Breakfast and registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. For more information please contact Natalie Pita at natalie.pita@duke.edu or Sean Cheatle at sean.cheatle@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Join the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) for a networking luncheon with local Jewish attorneys. Lunch will be catered, and it will be a great opportunity to socialize in an informal setting. For more information, please contact Zack Flagel at zachary.flagel@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Dr. Joana Cook, Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) and Research Associate in the Department of War Studies, King's College London, for a discussion of her latest book, "A Woman's Place: U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11." Dr. Cook traces the evolution of women's place in US counterterrorism efforts through the administrations of Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump, examining key agencies such as the Department of Defense, the Department of State, and USAID. This event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Human Rights Law Society, and the International Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This session is an extension of the Financial Markets Bootcamp and will be dedicated to exploring the practice of finance within Big Law. This session will be taught by attorneys from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Students do not need to attend the previous financial markets bootcamp sessions to gain value from "Finance in Big Law." Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. Refreshments will be served immediately following this session sponsored by Paul, Weiss; all are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvy19xld2qFpBUF

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Come join BLSA as we celebrate the beginning of Black History Month 2020! Every year, we host this event to build community, remember our history, and come together to enjoy a night of trivia and dinner. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Courtney Suggs at courtney.suggs@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    The Duke Law Women Law Students Association (WLSA) is hosting an Open House for young women who are considering - or have ANY interest in - legal careers. The day includes a mock class, a tour of the law school, a moot court presentation, and lunch with current students. There will also be a presentation from Admissions and Financial Aid, a diversity roundtable, a panel about student life and experiential learning, and a panel on different career opportunities available to people with J.D.s. The goal of the Open House is to increase access to the law school and help young women explore the question: "Could law school be right for me?" The Open House will take place at Duke Law School in Durham and will run from the morning through lunch time. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association and the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. For more information, please contact Christine Mullen at christine.mullen@duke.edu.

Monday, February 10, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join us for a lunch panel with attorneys from McGuire Woods. McGuire Woods is a full-service firm providing legal and public affairs solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 200 years collectively. This firm spotlight will provide a unique opportunity to speak with attorney's about their respective practices and experiences at McGuire Woods. Sponsored by Business Law Society and McGuire Woods. For more information, please contact Adrienne Jackson at alj51@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 3041

    Hear Brandon Winford discuss his new book, John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights. Wheeler was one of the civil rights movement's most influential leaders. In articulating a bold vision of regional prosperity grounded in full citizenship and economic power for African Americans, this banker, lawyer, and visionary played a leading role in the fight for racial and economic equality throughout North Carolina. Wheeler began his career as a teller at Mechanics and Farmers Bank and rose to become bank president. In 1961, President Kennedy appointed Wheeler to the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, a position in which he championed equal rights for African Americans. Dr. Winford is assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee. He's a historian of the 19th and 20th century U.S. and African American history. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Email reiners@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater

    Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, Right to Harm exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States, including in North Carolina. Join us for a catered reception at 6 pm, the screening at 7 pm, and conversation with affected community members after the film. Parking is available. This event is free and seating is limited. Sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Duke University Environmental Justice Network, the Duke Food Law Society, the Duke Water Network, and the Environmental Law Society. For more information, contact Claire Hermann at claire.hermann@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

  • Law School 4046

    Attorneys for the Center for Reproductive Rights will be at Duke Law on Tuesday, February 11th for a U.S. Supreme Court Moot in the case June Medical v. Gee (challenging Louisiana's admitting privilege requirement for abortion providers). At 9:30am Tuesday morning, join If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice and two of the case's key attorneys for a casual coffee chat. Featuring T.J. Tu and Jessie Sklarsky from the Center for Reproductive Rights, this intimate forum is a great opportunity to ask questions about the case, reproductive rights, and their careers and experiences more generally. Coffee and donuts will be provided, and attendance is limited; please RSVP to Emmy Wydman at mew89@duke.edu and you'll receive additional details upon confirmation.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Purchase your tickets for the PILF Service Celebration & Auction! This event is an annual cocktail party fundraiser with a wide range of both silent and live auction items. Join us Friday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn, as the entire Law School community comes together for this popular event in order to support students engaged in summer public interest internships. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Emily Tribulski, emily.tribulski@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Members of the Duke community are invited to join us for a U.S. Supreme Court Moot in June Medical v. Gee with Julie Rikelman of the Center for Reproductive Rights. This case, which will be argued on March 4, presents the question whether Louisiana's admitting privileges law imposes an undue burden on a woman's right to abortion before fetal viability, and whether a medical provider and doctor have third-party standing to bring such a claim. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3043

    Join the PILF Auction & Celebration Committee for a training for the various volunteer roles for the night of the event. This meeting is "mandatory" for anyone wishing to volunteer the night of the celebration, as we will go over important information about the function of each role, role supervisors, times of each role's shift(s). Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Melissa Dix at melissa.dix@duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

  • See description

    All graduating students, we invite you to stop by Star Commons foyer to learn more about the Graduating Class Commitment Campaign. Each year, the graduating class committee comes together to encourage all graduating students to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Members of the graduating class committee will be there to speak with you about the campaign and to answer your questions. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    In the increasingly polarized political environment we find ourselves, calls for censorship have never been louder. Social media platforms present the technology to silence our opposition with unprecedented speed and totality. But how much of our free of speech should we trade for fighting hate speech? Professor Nadine Strossen, former President of the ACLU, and Professor Nicole Ligon, Supervising Attorney of the Duke Law First Amendment Clinic, will discuss the importance of preserving our fundamental freedom of speech in the face of the quickly opening Pandora's box of social media content moderation. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society, American Civil Liberties Union, American Constitution Society, Duke Law & Tech Society, First Amendment Clinic, Jewish Law Students Association, and the Women Law Students Association. Please contact Michael Wajda at michael.wajda@lawnet.duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4045

    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 thirteen 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 served. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

  • Law School 4047

    Want to learn more about career paths or internships in food law? Join the Food Law Society and several practitioners for a discussion of food law careers. The panelists will talk about their careers in private practice, independent solo practice, academic and non-profit legal work. Information about other food law-related opportunities (internships, fellowships and L.L.M. programs) will also be discussed. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Duke Food Law Society. For more information, please contact Bridget at bridget.eklund@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Randolph May, President of the Free State Foundation, will be speaking on how "net neutrality" regulation harms consumers. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Aaron Sanders at aaron.sanders@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Professors Curt Bradley and Larry Helfer, co-Editors-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law, have invited Cosette Creamer and Beth Simmons to speak about their article "The Proof is in the Process: Self-Reporting under International Human Rights Treaties," which will be published in the January 2020 issue of the Journal. Sponsored by the American Journal of International Law. For more information, please contact Meaghan Kelly at meaghan.kelly@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Students interested in studying abroad for the Fall 2020 semester are invited to this interest meeting for the Duke Law study abroad/exchange program. Representatives from Academic Affairs and International Studies will discuss the guidelines and application process for study abroad. 3Ls recently returned from Fall 2019 study abroad will also be on hand to share about their study abroad experience. Lunch will be served, please RSVP to Leslie Allen leslie.allen@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Academic Affairs and International Studies. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen leslie.allen@law.duke.edu

Friday, February 14, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Originally the primary mode of agency policymaking, adjudication has for decades taken a backseat to rulemaking. All the while, some of the largest and most important government programs-Social Security, immigration, veterans' benefits, and patents-continue to be administered through adjudication. The new landscape of administrative adjudication is ripe for sustained scholarly and policymaking inquiry. Sponsored by the Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Chelsea Kapes at cnk16@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Stop by Star Commons to make Valentine's Day cards for children at Duke Children's Hospital. When you're finished, pick up a treat for yourself and a friend. All supplies provided. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 3041

    Hear from the agency adjudicators themselves on the current state and future of administrative adjudication during the Duke Law Journal's 50th Annual Administrative Law Symposium: Charting the New Landscape of Administrative Adjudication. We welcome Nancy Griswold, Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, Scott Boalick, Chief Administrative Patent Judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Sponsored by the Duke Law Journal and the Program in Public Law. Bag lunches provided, no registration required. For more information, please contact Chelsea Kapes at cnk16@duke.edu.

  • Washington Duke Inn

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

Saturday, February 15, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Welcome family and loved ones of Duke Law Students! Join us for panels regarding student life at Duke Law and life after law school, as well as a mock class. A light breakfast with coffee will be available at 8:30 and the first panel will begin at 9. Sponsored by Duke Bar Association For more information, please contact Stephen Shuchart at stephen.shuchart@duke.edu or visit https://law.duke.edu/life/dba/familyweekend/.

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Celebrate Duke Bar Association's family weekend in style by stopping by the PILF merchandise sale on February 15th from 9am-1pm. We have all kinds of items for any of the Duke Law supporters in your life! The sale benefits the Public Interest Law Foundation. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Ellie Studdard (mes104@duke.edu).

Monday, February 17, 2020

  • Law School 4055

    Michael Dockterman, a Duke alum, Steptoe & Johnson Partner, and celebrated trial lawyer, will be sitting down with Professor Paul Haagen to discuss his trial work both within and beyond the world of sports. Please join us for this Part I of our spring Distinguished Speaker Series brought to us by Steptoe & Johnson. For questions, contact Kaitlin Ray (kaitlin.m.ray@duke.edu) or Zack Flagel (zachary.flagel@lawnet.duke.edu) for more information. Sponsored by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 3043

    The Black Law Students Association invites you to join us for a discussion of challenges to black suffrage. From disenfranchisement of felons and those without IDs, discriminatory redistricting, and inaccessibility, the American electoral system presents many roadblocks to voter turnout. With an eye on nationwide and local movement, this program is designed to equip the community with a path forward, whether voting rights becomes a practice area or a passion outside of work. Sponsored by BLSA. Please contact Tranae Felicien at tranae.felicien@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 3037

    Zinelle October, Interim President of the American Constitution Society, will be speaking about the Society's work in promoting a progressive vision of constitutional law. Outside of her work for the American Constitution Society, Ms. October serves as a board member of the Society of American Law Teachers. Ms. October also served as a National Urban Fellow at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, where she focused on voting and election reform issues. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Andrew Lindsay at andrew.lindsay@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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    Orlando area alumni, parents, and friends are warmly invited to join us for this special program to meet Duke Law School Dean Kerry Abrams. Remarks by Dean Abrams will begin at 12:30 p.m. This event is coordinated by the Law School Alumni and Development Office. For more information please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    Join APALSA and GPS for an informal conversation with Ryan Park, Deputy Solicitor General of North Carolina. Mr. Park previously clerked for Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David H. Souter (ret.) of the U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. After leaving his Supreme Court clerkship, Mr. Park became a stay-at-home dad. He then practiced at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP before joining the NC Office of the Solicitor General. Mr. Park will discuss his career path, his experience arguing before the Supreme Court, and diversity in the legal profession. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by APALSA and the Government and Public Service Society. Space is limited, so you must RSVP. If interested, please contact Elaine Nguyen at elaine.nguyen@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund examines whether the Clean Water Act requires a permit when pollutants originate from a point source but are conveyed to navigable waters by a non-point source, such as groundwater. The outcome of the case could affect longstanding EPA policy related to the implementation of the Clean Water Act. Elbert Lin, a partner at Hunton, Andrews, Kurth, argued the case on behalf of County of Maui. Mr. Lin will be joined by Professor Michelle Nowlin, who co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of Hawaii Wildlife Fund. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Environmental Law Society. For more information, email Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Judge Robin Rosenberg (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida) will lead a conversation about civility. She will discuss her work with civility in the judiciary, including "Civil Discourse and Difficult Decisions," a flagship program of the federal Judiciary's outreach to students and the "Civility in the Law and in Life" program. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

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    All graduating students, we invite you to stop by Star Commons foyer to learn more about the Graduating Class Commitment Campaign. Each year, the graduating class committee comes together to encourage all graduating students to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Members of the graduating class committee will be there to speak with you about the campaign and to answer your questions. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Are you a JD who wants to hone your foreign language skills in another country? An LLM who wants to find out about the culture of different U.S. firms? A JD who wants to know how they can escape to some far-flung island to practice? If so, then sign up for the International Law Society's second-speed networking event of the academic year. Come along and offer others advice about your experiences and/or find out what it is like to work in cities and practice areas that you are interested in. Register here: https://forms.gle/7hktANpho6BegBeM8 Registration is limited to 50 people. Lunch (Arepas) provided, courtesy of the DBA. Contact leslie.allen@law.duke.edu for more information

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us as we hear from Sarah Quinn, author of the new book: "American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation." Dr. Quinn will discuss how since the Westward expansion, the U.S. government has used financial markets to manage America's complex social divides, and politicians and officials across the political spectrum have turned to land sales, home ownership, and credit to provide economic opportunity without the appearance of market intervention or direct wealth redistribution. Sarah L. Quinn is associate professor of sociology at the University of Washington. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

  • Law School 3037

    Concerned about managing your finances as a summer associate or at your first job? Wondering about how much you should contribute to your 401K, while paying off student loans? Please join us for a presentation with Adams Chetwood Management Group, who will provide guidance on the nuances of managing your money as a law student and a new lawyer! Sponsored by Business Law Society and 1GP. Please contact Adrienne Jackson (alj51@duke.edu) with questions.

  • Law School 3043

    This conversation will introduce the main features of the China-Africa relationship to the Duke community. The panelists will discuss the Chinese diplomacy, investments, and disputes in Africa. Lunch will be served. Coordinated by Karim M'ziani. Sponsored by the Duke Africa Initiative (AI), the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the Duke Business in Africa Club, Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS), the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) and the International Law Society (ILS). For more information, please contact Karim M'ziani at karim.mziani@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Samuel Marcosson, from the University of Louisville School of Law, will present on his upcoming paper - Masterpiece Cakeshop and Tolerance as a Constitutional Mandate: Strategic Compromise in the Enactment of Civil Rights Laws. The paper outlines the legal ramifications of the recent Supreme Court case and discusses how legislatures can and should protect LGBTQ communities in light of that decision. Food will be first-come, first-served. Beverages will not be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy. For more information, please contact Kris Fernandez at kgf16@duke.edu.

  • Perkins Library, Korman Assembly Room, 217

    With global interest rates close to zero, high debt levels, and a rise in geopolitical risks, economists, central banks, regulators, and policymakers are debating about what type of monetary, fiscal, and structural policies will be needed to support economic growth and respond to the next economic downturns.

    This panel will discuss some recent proposals in terms of new macro policy frameworks, including close coordination between monetary and fiscal policies in the United States and European Union.

    Panelists:
    - Tom Barkin, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
    - Sarah Bloom Raskin, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury & Governor of the Federal Reserve Board; Rubenstein Fellow, Duke University
    - Aurel Schubert, Former Director-General, Statistics Department, European Central Bank

    Discussants:
    - Giovanni Zanalda, Duke University
    - Lawrence G. Baxter, Duke University

    This event is organized by the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies, the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law, and the Department of Economics.

  • Perkins Library, Korman Assembly Room, 217

    With global interest rates close to zero, high debt levels, and a rise in geopolitical risks, economists, central banks, regulators, and policymakers are debating about what type of monetary, fiscal, and structural policies will be needed to support economic growth and respond to the next economic downturns. This panel will discuss some recent proposals in terms of new macro policy frameworks, including close coordination between monetary and fiscal policies in the United States and European Union. Panelists include: Tom Barkin, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Sarah Bloom Raskin, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury & Governor of the Federal Reserve Board and Rubenstein Fellow, Duke University; Aurel Schubert, Former Director-General, Statistics Department, European Central Bank. Discussants include Giovanni Zanalda, Duke University and Lawrence G. Baxter, Duke University. This event is organized by the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies, the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law, and the Department of Economics. For more information, please contact Meredith Watkins
    meredith.watkins363@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Stop by to learn more about GPI careers direct from alumni and practitioners through this informal table talk session. Jamie Yavelberg L'93 will be available from 2:30-3:30 p.m. She is a Deputy Director with the U.S. DOJ Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Fraud Section, and has worked on a wide range of enforcement matters, including cases involving: health care providers, pharmaceutical and device companies, government contractors, financial fraud, and white-collar criminal investigations. Captain Andrew House and Lieutenant Kevin Edwards with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps will be available from 10-1 p.m. They have worked on a wide range of in-house, trial, and appellate litigation matters spanning both domestic and international law, and can answer questions about the JAG internship and officer application process and service commitment. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Come enjoy a cup of coffee, a donut, and conversation with NJTV's General Counsel Pat Northrop (Duke Law '97) on breaking into the media law industry. NJTV is New Jersey's public television network. Attendance will be limited to 15 students. Please email melynn.glusman@law.duke.edu to RSVP and for more information. Sponsored by the First Amendment Clinic.

  • Law School 4055

    Join us in a discussion centered around the process of protecting an athlete's likeness and intellectual property with Dave Butz II, Gardner Minshew's agent. We will use the Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quartberack's rapid rise as an example to navigate the legal issues that develop in advising a popular professional athlete and the agent or attorney's role in the process. Sponsored by Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information please contact Tre Polk at tre.polk@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Developed right here at Duke, Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based program specifically designed for teaching mindfulness and meditation as way to manage stress and reduce anxiety. In this introductory session, you will learn specific skills that help calm and focus your mind, including breathing exercises, guided imagery, body scan, and more! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 3037

    From the Green New Deal to the Vision for Black Lives, today's left social movements are turning to law reform as a way to reimagine our relationships to each other, the state, and the commons. Professor Amna Akbar, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, will discuss the possibilities and limits of these law reform campaigns to transform our thinking about law, law reform, and the work ahead to build a more just society. The program will be moderated by Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC). Sponsored by the IHRC and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Law Womxn of Color Collective, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. The event is free and open to all; lunch provided. For information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join the Black Law Students Association (BLSA)for lunch and a conversation about Big Law practice in Washington, D.C. from an African-American perspective. We will hear from attorneys from Arnold & Porter, Baker Mackenzie, Covington & Burling, Skadden Arps, Squire Patton Boggs, and White & Case. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Erica Brackett at ecb59@duke.edu.

  • Law School, Goodson Library, Riddick Rare Book Room

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

Friday, February 21, 2020

  • Law School 4047

    Join Duke Law graduates ('92) Judge Todd Hughes (Fed. Cir.) and Judge Don Willett (5th Cir.) for a discussion about judicial decision making moderated by Professor Maggie Lemos. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, OutLaw, and the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

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

Monday, February 24, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Duke Law's Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter is excited to celebrate National Justice for Animals Week. Stop by our information table for an opportunity to get involved in our pro bono activities which include working with rescued animals! We will have flyers, buttons, stickers, and more. Members will be available to answer any and all questions about animal law from the Duke community. Sponsored by Duke Law's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. For more information, please contact Bailey Frank at marybailey.frank@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    As a follow-up to the interest meeting a few weeks ago, Sherry Honeycutt Everett with the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence is joining us again to discuss individual assignments and split up the deskbook project work. For those of you able to join the last meeting, you will receive a targeted email if you indicated your interest in participation. If you were unable to attend but are interested in joining, please reach out to Emmy Wydman for details on how to get involved. Sponsored by If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice. For more information, please contact Emmy Wydman (mew89@duke.edu) or Olivia Daniels (ocd4@duke.edu)

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 3043

    Join our distinguished panelists, the Honorable Patricia Millett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the Honorable Johnnie Rawlinson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Amy St. Eve, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 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. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4172

    Law Students for Accessibility is seeking interest for continuing membership and leadership positions. Come learn about our mission to advance accessibility in the law school community and professional development opportunities for integrating accessibility into practice. LSA is seeking to transfer all leadership positions for the coming year. Sponsored by Law Students for Accessibility. For more information, please contact Andrew Toig at andrew.toig@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

    Meet with Berin Szoka to discuss and answer questions about careers in the field of technology law and policy. Berin Szoka is the President of TechFreedom, a think tank that focuses on policy for technological innovation; Szoka will also be speaking at the Law School on Tuesday, February 25 at 12:30 pm. Sponsored by the Center on Science & Technology Policy. For more information, contact Hannah Shoaf at hannah.shoaf@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The Duke Law Moot Court Board invites you to the final round of this year's Dean's Cup, Duke's premier oral advocacy competition. The Honorable Patricia Millet, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, The Honorable Amy St. Eve, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and The Honorable Johnnie Rawlinson, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, will preside. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more info, please contact Deans Cup Coordinators at deanscup@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Duke Law's Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter is excited to celebrate National Justice for Animals Week. Stop by our information table for an opportunity to get involved in our pro bono activities which include working with rescued animals! We will have flyers, buttons, stickers, and more. Members will be available to answer any and all questions about animal law from the Duke community. Sponsored by Duke Law's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. For more information, please contact Bailey Frank at marybailey.frank@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Tech Policy Talks are informal chats with tech experts from the industry. This will be an informal chat with Berin Szoka, President of TechFreedom (and a Duke alum), & Matt Perault, Director of the Center on Science and Technology Policy. Sponsored by Duke Center on Science and Technology Policy. For more information, please contact Hannah Shoaf at hannah.shoaf@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three largest legal markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: NC panel will showcase alumni working in North Carolina to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Our panelists are Dominic Lerario from Parker Poe, Katarina Wong from Brooks Pierce, and Amanda Hawkins from McGuireWoods. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by APALSA and DBA. For more information, please contact Wenxin Lu at wenxin.lu@duke.edu and Emma Li at jiani.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    The Bridge Fellowship allows Duke Law students who are pursuing post-graduate employment to engage in a paid, substantive three-month professional fellowship following the 2020 bar exam. The fellowship is particularly valuable for students who intend to launch full-time careers with employers that prefer or require bar passage and employers that otherwise hire only as positions become available.

    The program is effective because Bridge Fellows:
    - Continue to build subject matter expertise in a targeted field,
    - Develop professional relationships and references, and
    - Broaden networks for full-time employment.

    Please attend the Info Session for more information, and reach out to your career counselor with any questions. Lunch will be provided.

    For more information about the Bridge to Practice program, please visit https://law.duke.edu/career/3l/bridge/.

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

  • Law School 4042

    Quit the Jitters is an opportunity to practice public speaking in a friendly, no-stakes environment. 1Ls may find this especially helpful before the semester's mandatory Hardt Cup. Come as you are to take one side or the other of a timeless controversy: chocolate vs. peanut butter, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, East Coast vs. West Coast hip hop. (Final topics TBD, but you will get your pick.) If you are not selected at random from those wanting to speak, sit back, enjoy the free lunch, and cheer on your friends. Sponsored by Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact andrew.oshaughnessy@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Our goal is to organize an empowering and inspiring conversation and reception for 1L female students that will provide students with tools they can implement in their summer internships, throughout the OCI process, and into the workplace. The lunchtime panel will be an opportunity for students to hear women attorneys' perspectives on the importance of mentorship in women's career advancement. The evening event will provide students with the opportunity to practice networking in a low-pressure environment and learn conversational tips and tricks from experienced attorneys. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Hadar Tanne at ht125@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School Star Commons

    All graduating students, we invite you to stop by Star Commons foyer to learn more about the Graduating Class Commitment Campaign. Each year, the graduating class committee comes together to encourage all graduating students to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Members of the graduating class committee will be there to speak with you about the campaign and to answer your questions. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Duke Law students are exposed to numerous wonderful networking opportunities throughout their time at Duke. These include networking receptions, panels, recruitment events, and more, and students can benefit from both career-enhancing advice and life-long connections. But these events can feel especially stressful for women as they face male-dominated discussions and environments while simultaneously learning to navigate these new situations. The WLSA 1L Representatives invites you to A Networking Event on Navigating the Boys' Club. Come to practice networking in a low-pressure environment, speak with women who have been through these situations before, and gain the necessary skills to be emboldened and be better advocate for yourself and your career. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Hadar Tanne at hadar.tanne@duke.edu

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Duke Law's Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter is excited to celebrate National Justice for Animals Week. Stop by our information table for an opportunity to get involved in our pro bono activities which include working with rescued animals! We will have flyers, buttons, stickers, and more. Members will be available to answer any and all questions about animal law from the Duke community. Sponsored by Duke Law's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. For more information, please contact Bailey Frank at marybailey.frank@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Womxn of Color Collective and the Black Law Students Association in celebrating Black History Month at a lunch panel featuring black women from the public and private sector who wear their natural hair at work. Guests Satana Deberry, Durham County District Attorney and Duke Law alumna; Professors Nakita Cuttino and Trina Jones, and Director of Diversity Initiatives Ebony Bryant will share about their hair journeys and experiences wearing their hair natural in a professional setting. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Womxn of Color Collective and Black Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Mackenzie Chakara at Mackenzie.chakara@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    In light of MLB's recent announcements of expanding in the next decade, Triangle community leaders have teamed together to form an advocacy group, MLBRaleigh, to attract a professional baseball team to the Triangle. Their top 3 leaders will be coming to campus to share their year-in-review, their vision for growing the movement, and challenges associated with franchise expansion. Lunch will be provided. For more information on MLBRaleigh, visit www.mlbraleigh.com For more information on the event, please contact SELS President Zack Flagel at zachary.flagel@duke.edu

  • Law School 3037

    Concerned about managing your finances as a summer associate or at your first job? Wondering about how much you should contribute to your 401K, while paying off student loans? Please join us for a presentation with Adams Chetwood Management Group, who will provide guidance on the nuances of managing your money as a law student and a new lawyer! Sponsored by the Business Law Society and 1GP. For more information, please contact Adrienne Jackson at alj51@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, will be joined by Hon. Dikgang Moseneke, former deputy chief justice of the South Africa Constitutional Court and 2020 Bolch Prize recipient, for a discussion of his memoir My Own Liberator. In this memoir, Justice Moseneke traces his own liberation - from imprisonment on Robben Island at the age of 15 to becoming a justice on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and the values, people, and experiences that have influenced his life in public service. A copy of My Own Liberator is available on reserve in Goodson Law Library and is also available for kindle. This event is free and open to all, but seating is limited. To attend, please sign up at JUDICIALSTUDIES.duke.edu/LIBERATOR. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three largest legal markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: DC panel will showcase alumni working in the Washington, DC area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Join us for a conversation with Chris Siebens of Orrick, Kavita Satiya ('19) of Latham & Watkins, Jennifer B. Lee of Sullivan & Cromwell, and Ashley Kwon (T'08) of Covington & Burling. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by APALSA, the Business Law Society, and DBA. For more information, please contact Karen Sheng at karen.sheng@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Duke Law's Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter is excited to celebrate National Justice for Animals Week. Stop by our information table for an opportunity to get involved in our pro bono activities which include working with rescued animals! We will have flyers, buttons, stickers, and more. Members will be available to answer any and all questions about animal law from the Duke community. Sponsored by Duke Law's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. For more information, please contact Bailey Frank at marybailey.frank@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three largest legal markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: NY panel will showcase alumni working in the New York area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Join us for conversations with alumni Yoon Ho Jung ('17) of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Catherine Kim ('16) of Weil, and Soo Lim ('17) of Davis Polk. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by APALSA, BLS, and DBA. For more information, please contact Parker O'Neill at parker.oneill@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Government and Public Service Society in their student panel event to discuss the various journals at Duke Law. Students will provide insight into their experiences working on journals, from write-on to drafting their notes. Upperclassmen will share advice about the journals that 1Ls interested in government and public service could pursue, as well as the positives and negatives of working on each journal. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Holly Gwydir at holly.gwydir@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    LENS will host a panel discussion from 12:30 - 1:30 on "Career Opportunities in National Security Law" as a part of the LENS Speaker Series. Open to the public. Sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security. For more information please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Please join BLSA in celebrating our annual Staff Appreciation Day to honor the staff members who work diligently every day to ensure that the law school runs effectively. We ask that students please stop by the Blue Lounge in the days leading up to the event to sign the "thank you" banner. Lunch will be provided to the staff. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Erica Brackett at erica.brackett@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a conversation with Simpson Thacher on how to be a successful summer associate. Panelists will give insights on how to navigate a Big Law summer program and make the most of the experience. They will also provide tips relating to interviewing for a summer position, tackling work assignments, seeking feedback, time management skills, and networking during summer program. Sponsored by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett & WOCC. Please RSVP here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/Dukepanel227 For more information contact Diamond Zambrano at djz6@duke.edu.

Friday, February 28, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by The Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security. The conference agenda and registration link is found at https://web.law.duke.edu/lens/conference/2020/, and a description is found at https://sites.duke.edu/lawfire/2020/01/10/dont-miss-out-register-now-fo…. For more information please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Questions about GPI careers? Career Counselors Bethan Eynon and Stella Boswell are available to help! Stop by for a donut and to ask questions about internships, post-grad jobs, or just to say hi. All class years and degree programs welcome. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a four-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's largest legal markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: California panel will showcase alumni working in California to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. More information about the panelists will follow. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by APALSA, BLS, and DBA. For more information, please contact Elaine Nguyen at elaine.nguyen@duke.edu

  • Law School 2014

    Students are invited to lunch with Dean Kerry Abrams. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with her and talk about your law school experience. Seating is limited and spots fill quickly. Please RSVP to Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

  • Penn Pavilion

    The Duke China-U.S. Summit (DCUS) centers around the theme of "Beyond 2020: China-U.S. Relations in the New Decade". As China-U.S. relations enter a new era of rising tensions and complications, DCUS 2020 seeks to engage experts, commentators and professionals across industries to discuss emerging opportunities for China and the U.S. to maintain a constructive relationship. A discourse addressing novel issues between the two countries in trade, business, academics, technologies and environment, we seek to explore how China and the U.S. can develop a mutually beneficial relationship in the beginning of an exciting new decade. Established in 2014, DCUS is the largest conference on China at Duke University. Every year, the Summit hosts hundreds of attendees and leading voices from academia, politics, and business on China and China-U.S. Relations. The Summit is organized by a committee of students from various communities at Duke. More details about DCUS 2020 is on our official website: https://www.dcus2020.org/index.html. RSVP: https://events.duke.edu/dcus2020. Sponsored by Chinese Student Association. For more information, please contact Alex Xiao at zx51@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by The Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security. The conference agenda and registration link is found at https://web.law.duke.edu/lens/conference/2020/, and a description is found at https://sites.duke.edu/lawfire/2020/01/10/dont-miss-out-register-now-fo…. For more information please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • See description

    Join the Environmental Law Society (ELS) for a hike at our local state park! We will be departing from the Fews Ford Picnic Area for a 4 mile hike on the Cox Mountain Trail in Eno River State Park. The hike promises some lovely views, early spring weather, and good conversation with Duke Law's environmental/outdoorsy cohort. Sponsored by ELS. Please contact Molly Bruce at molly.bruce@duke.edu with any questions.

Sunday, March 01, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Twiggs-Beskind Cup, Duke University School of Law's Mock Trial Competition, will take place on March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The final round will be held on March 5th. The Twiggs-Beskind Cup is sponsored by the Duke Law Mock Trial Board. Please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu for more information.

Monday, March 02, 2020

  • Law School 4047

    The Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Society is proud to have three current NBA legal executives - Scott Wilkinson, CLO of the Atlanta Hawks, Joe Pierce, CLO of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Sneathern, VP of Legal of the Milwaukee Bucks - along with one former general counsel who currently works in basketball operations as Director of Basketball Strategy - David Mincberg of the Milwaukee Bucks - join us for a discussion. The panel will speak about their career paths, daily job requirements, and will give advice to students who are interested in working in the NBA in the future. Sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Tre Polk at tre.polk@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Guns can be-and perhaps increasingly are-regulated outside the process we usually envision in which laws get debated and passed through the legislature. Through lawsuits asserting tort and tort-like liability (e.g. the Sandy Hook lawsuit against Remington) and through business regulation of sales practices and customer behavior (e.g. stores refusing to allow open or concealed carry), civil litigation and the private market are taking on a larger role in the regulation of firearms. Join Mary Anne Franks, Professor of Law & Dean's Distinguished Scholar at the University of Miami, Timothy D. Lytton, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development, Distinguished University Professor & Professor of Law at George State University School of Law, and Cal Burton, partner with Steptoe & Johnson LLP, for a discussion of this issues. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law & the American Constitution Society. Please contact Jake Charles at jacob.charles@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4055

    This panel discussion will focus on the steps that 1L students can take to make the most of their summer internships at law firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations. The discussion will focus on the qualities that make for an effective summer intern or associate, as well as special obstacles that black interns or summer associates may experience. Students will also learn from panelists about how to use their summer jobs to set themselves up for success during the on campus interviewing process this upcoming fall. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Christopher Meadows at ccm58@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Judge Chad Readler of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will be speaking on his time in Washington, D.C. prior to taking the bench. Judge Readler will be discussing his work as acting head of the Civil Division at DOJ and will be reflecting on his appointment and confirmation process. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Omega and Brenda Wilson of the West End Revitalization Association will speak on the intersection of community science and policy in the Environmental Justice Act. They will share lessons learned from more than 25 years of fighting for environmental justice in Mebane, NC. Sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Environmental Law Society, and the Duke University Environmental Justice Network. Contact Claire Hermann for more information at claire.hermann@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Please join us on for our second General Body meeting of the semester where we will discuss upcoming programming and the election process which will be held on March 19th. Sponsored by LALSA. For more information, please contact David Yates at david.yates@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Twiggs-Beskind Cup, Duke University School of Law's Mock Trial Competition, will take place on March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The final round will be held on March 5th. The Twiggs-Beskind Cup is sponsored by the Duke Law Mock Trial Board. Please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Please join us for a night of trivia and fun in celebration of Womxn's History Month. Dinner will be provided. You don't need to have a team to participate, just bring yourself! Sponsored by WOCC. For more information, please contact Diamond Zambrano at djz6@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come to the first weekday PILF merchandise sale of the semester on Tuesday, March 3rd! Buy Duke Law branded gifts and clothing that you can't get anywhere else. Proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation! Please contact Meghna at meghna.batra@duke.edu or Ellie at mes104@duke.edu with questions.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us in a discussion with former FBI Executive Assistant Director Carl Ghattas. Mr. Ghattas, who led the FBI's operations and intelligence efforts involving all national security matters, will discuss evolving national security and cyber threats facing government and private industry. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by Center on Law, Ethics and National Security and the Sanford School of Public Policy. For more information, please contact Paige Kidd at paige.kidd@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join WOCC and LALSA for a discussion regarding diversity within the role of in-house counsel. Cristina Fernandez, the current VP of US Legal Operations for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will be providing students with a brief overview of her background and what it took for her to get to her current role at GSK. Afterwards we will open up the floor to a student led Q&A session. Sponsored by WOCC and LALSA. Please feel free to email questions ahead of time to David Yates at David.yates@duke.edu or Garmai Gorlorwulu at garmai.gorlorwulu@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    All APALSA members are welcome to attend this meeting to vote for the 2020-2021 APALSA board. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Elaine Nguyen at elaine.nguyen@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Dr. Ashley Nellis, Senior Research Analyst at the Sentencing Project, will discuss her new book, The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences, co-authored with Marc Mauer, Executive Director of the Sentencing Project. They describe their data concerning the growth of the "lifer" population in the U.S., and why we should question this trend as a matter of law and policy. The "lifer" population has continued to grow amidst historically low crime rates and reductions in the overall prison population. Many other countries that experienced a similar crime drop did not rely on harsher punishments during this period. This event is sponsored by the Criminal Law Society and the Center for Science and Justice at Duke. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    The decision to participate in OCI during 1L summer (as a rising 2L) is significant for GPI-focused 1Ls. Due to the large scale of the event and its almost exclusive focus on private sector and "big law" employers, deciding whether to do OCI can be a flashpoint for deciding your career path and feeling as if doors are closing. For 1Ls, this session will help you determine how OCI may or may not fit into your career goals, as well as how to weigh competing values to figure out those goals in the first place. The Career Center will review the general job search timeline for private sector and GPI 2L jobs and a panel of upper-level students will candidly share how they decided what was right for them. 1Ls who know they will not pursue private sector may still benefit from attending to hear from and connect with peers. Lunch will be served. This session will be recorded. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us as we discuss redistricting in North Carolina, and hear from the lawyers involved in Common Cause v. Lewis. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Twiggs-Beskind Cup, Duke University School of Law's Mock Trial Competition, will take place on March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The final round will be held on March 5th. The Twiggs-Beskind Cup is sponsored by the Duke Law Mock Trial Board. Please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu for more information.

  • None

    Please join us for a special opportunity to visit with current and future students, alumni, faculty, and key members of the Duke Law community. The program will include remarks by Dean Kerry Abrams and William Hoye, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs. We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening celebrating Duke Law School!

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

  • Law School 4055

    Join the American Civil Liberties Union and ACS for a conversation on bail reform with two ACLU attorneys currently suing Alamance County to oppose discriminatory cash bail practices. The attorneys, Leah Kang and Ann Webb will discuss the case, bail reform generally, and other issues on criminal law reform at the ACLU. Professor Brandon Garrett will be moderating. Sponsored by the ACLU and ACS. For more information, please contact Alexandria Murphy at alexandria.murphy@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Come learn about the Hardt Cup competition and receive some tips and tricks regarding oral advocacy. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Hardt Cup Coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a panel discussion on sanctuary cities, federalism, and the Constitution with Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University, and Duke Law Professors Neil Siegel and Ernest Young. Sponsored by the Federalist Society, American Constitution Society, and Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project. For more information, please contact Meredith Criner at mrc75@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    Please join John White, Academic Director of Practicing Law Institute's Patent Office Exam Course, to learn more about taking the Patent Office Exam, including who qualifies, how to prepare, and why and when to take it. Mr. White will also discuss the most recent developments with the Exam, including the impact of the America Invents Act. This program is geared towards students with an undergraduate degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer science, or the hard sciences. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

  • None

    Please join us for a special opportunity to visit with current and future students, alumni, faculty, and key members of the Duke Law community. The program will include remarks by Dean Kerry Abrams and William Hoye, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs. We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening celebrating Duke Law School!

  • None

    Please join us for a special opportunity to visit with current and future students, alumni, faculty, and key members of the Duke Law community. The program will include remarks by Dean Kerry Abrams and William Hoye, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs. We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening celebrating Duke Law School!
    Use this link to register: https://rsvp.duke.edu/d/7hqgsz/

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Development. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 05, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Please join WLSA and WOCC in celebrating the achievements of women around the globe and at Duke Law! We will have donuts, biscuits and a photo booth in Star Commons starting at 8:30 AM. International Women's Day is a worldwide event that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and calls for gender parity. This year the global theme of International Women's Day is #EachforEqual. We encourage all members of the Duke Law community to take this time to celebrate women's achievements as well as appreciate how much progress still has yet to be made. Sponsored by Duke Law Women's Law Student Association and the Womxn of Color Collective! For more information, please contact Christine Mullen at christine.mullen@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    All graduating students, we invite you to stop by Star Commons foyer to learn more about the Graduating Class Commitment Campaign. Each year, the graduating class committee comes together to encourage all graduating students to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Members of the graduating class committee will be there to speak with you about the campaign and to answer your questions. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join the Environmental Law Society for a conversation with Dan Whittle, Senior Director of Caribbean Initiatives at the Environmental Defense Fund. With experts and leaders in Cuba, Dan works to develop collaborative fisheries management, coral reef conservation, and sustainable coastal development in Cuba and the region. Dan's work also involves efforts to build a more resilient energy grid in Puerto Rico. This lunch chat is an extension of a symposium at the Nicholas School called the Value of Water, and it will give students with a variety of backgrounds an opportunity to ask Dan about the various ways that ocean and coastal resources are affected by and contribute to sustainable development. This event is co-sponsored by the Food Law Society, the Latin American Law Students Association, the International Law Society and the Government and Public Service Society. Lunch will be served. For questions contact Molly Bruce (molly.bruce@lawnet.duke.edu) or Janet Bering (janet.bering@duke.edu).

  • Law School Star Commons

    As part of the National Lawyers Guild's recognition of the Week Against Mass Incarceration, Duke's NLG chapter will be hosting a letter-writing event where students can write letters to people in prison. Many incarcerated people have become out of sight, out of mind to their families, friends, and communities. Receiving a letter at mail call can lift spirits, let the person know that they are not alone, and help eliminate the monotony that goes along with being incarcerated. Students can choose to provide their contact information if they would like to begin a pen-pal correspondence, or they can write anonymously. NLG will provide letters, envelopes, stamps, and candy to fuel your letter-writing creativity. We will be set up in Star Commons near the patio exit. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. For more information, please contact Hannah Elson at hannah.elson@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Come learn about the Hardt Cup competition and learn some tips and trick regarding oral advocacy. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Hardt Cup Coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

  • Law School 4047

    Meg Penrose, from Texas A&M University School of Law, will present on her upcoming paper: Goodbye to Concurring Opinions. Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Beverages are not provided. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy. For more information, please contact Kris Fernandez at kgf16@duke.edu.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    1Ls are invited to stop by for casual lunch and conversation with current Duke Law 3Ls who will be incoming associates at Weil next fall. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 4049

    Please join the final two teams as they face off at the Twiggs-Beskind Cup Finals Round! This is sure to be a thrilling trial! Sponsored by the Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@duke.edu.

Friday, March 06, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Join us for the 6th Annual Whiskey in the Courtroom: Evolving Trends in Forensic Science. Forensic science experts and attorneys who have litigated cases involving complex scientific evidence will present on a range of topics designed to help attorneys understand the latest trends in forensic evidence, limitations to this evidence, and legal challenges that can be made. This year the program will have a special focus on Digital Evidence. The program is open to criminal defense attorneys and investigators and offers 6.25 CLE hours including 1 hour of technology credit. Sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice & Professional Responsibility, Duke Law Center for Science & Justice and the NC Office of Indigent Defense Services. Registration is required. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Connect with Rashida Richardson, Director of Policy Research at AI Now Institute at NYU. Rashida designs, implements, and coordinates AI Now's research strategy and initiatives on the topics of law, policy, and civil rights. Rashida previously worked as Legislative Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union of New York (NYCLU), staff attorney at the Center for HIV Law and Policy, and Facebook Inc. and HIP Investor in San Francisco. Rashida currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University, the Advisory Board of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, the Board of Directors of the College & Community Fellowship, and she is an affiliate and Advisory Board member of the Center for Critical Race + Digital Studies. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Tech and the Law & Tech Society. For more information, contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

  • Fuqua School of Business Geneen Auditorium

    Duke Law's Sports and Entertainment Law Society is hosting a conference on the Future of College Sports on March 6th and 7th, headlined by ESPN Analyst Jay Bilas (L'92), Congressman Mark Walker (NC) and NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson. The conference will take place at Fuqua School of Business the evening before and morning of the Duke-UNC game, and will bring together leading reformers, business leaders, lawyers, and politicians for a series of conversations about college athletics reform. Further details and free registration can be found at www.dukesportsconference.com. All guests are welcome to attend. Questions can be directed to Zack Flagel at zachary.flagel@duke.edu.

Saturday, March 07, 2020

  • Fuqua School of Business Geneen Auditorium

    Duke Law's Sports and Entertainment Law Society is hosting a conference on the Future of College Sports on March 6th and 7th, headlined by ESPN Analyst Jay Bilas (L'92), Congressman Mark Walker (NC) and NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson. The conference will take place at Fuqua School of Business the evening before and morning of the Duke-UNC game, and will bring together leading reformers, business leaders, lawyers, and politicians for a series of conversations about college athletics reform. Further details and free registration can be found at www.dukesportsconference.com. All guests are welcome to attend. Questions can be directed to Zack Flagel at zachary.flagel@duke.edu.

Monday, March 16, 2020

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join for a light breakfast with Lois Schiffer. Lois Schiffer is an environmental lawyer with extensive experience in natural resources and pollution protection laws through her work in federal jobs, in private practice, and for non-profit organizations. She retired in January 2017 after seven years as General Counsel at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. From 1993-2001, Ms. Schiffer served as the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the U.S. D.O.J. Previously, Ms. Schiffer served as General Counsel to National Capital Planning Commission and National Public Radio. She was in private practice at Washington D.C. law firms for ten years. For 30 years, she was an adjunct professor of environmental law at Georgetown University Law Center. Sponsored by ELS, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, ACS, DELPF, FLS, GPS, WLSA, and WOCC. For more information, contact Jess Kuesel jessica.kuesel@duke.edu or Elsa Haag ech52@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    By invitation only. A conversation with The Honorable Dikgang Moseneke, former deputy chief justice of the South African Constitutional Court, about human rights, justice, and the rule of law. Sponsored by International Human Rights Clinic. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Ticket sales for "Tricky Dick X: The Revival" (March 26th at the Durham Arts Council). Sponsored by Tricky Dick & DBA with all proceeds going to PILF. For more information, please contact Brad Schupack at bjs78@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4000

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

  • Law School 4045

    Please join Elizabeth Martinez, JD/LLM '13, for a wide-ranging conversation about her current work as a senior associate at Milbank's Alternative Investment Practice group in New York. Ms. Martinez will discuss her career path and offer advice to students interested in learning about global legal practice in the finance-related fields such as Derivatives; Project, Energy & Infrastructure Finance; Structured Finance and Securitization; and other finance-related sectors. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Environmental Law Society for lunch and conversation with Lois Schiffer. Lois Schiffer is an environmental lawyer with extensive experience in natural resources and pollution protection laws through her work in federal jobs, in private practice, and for non-profit organizations. She retired in January 2017 after seven years as General Counsel at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. From 1993-2001, Ms. Schiffer served as the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Previously, Ms. Schiffer served as General Counsel to National Capital Planning Commission and National Public Radio. She was in private practice at Washington D.C. law firms for ten years. For 30 years, she was an adjunct professor of environmental law at Georgetown University Law Center. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by ELS, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, ACS, DELPF, FLS, GPS, WLSA, and WOCC. For more information, contact Jess Kuesel jessica.kuesel@duke.edu or Elsa Haag ech52@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4055

    Join attorneys with healthcare practices at a firm, in government, and in-house for a discussion on their career paths and practice areas. Panelists include Elizabeth Brown (L'17), an attorney at the FDA, Leighton Roper (L'99), Associate General Counsel for Duke University and Duke University Health System, and Don Esposito, a healthcare partner at Parker Poe. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Health Law Society, Government and Public Service Society, and Parker Poe. For more information, please contact Courtney Suggs at courtney.suggs@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    A Supreme Court moot in Trump v. Vance. More details to follow. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marlen.iraheat@law.duke.edu

  • Duke Lemur Center

    Join the Office of Student Affairs for a study break and take a tour of the Duke Lemur Center, the world's largest and most diverse population of lemurs outside their native Madagascar. Space is limited to fifteen participants. Please RSVP to Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

  • Law School 4172

    Please join WLSA for a Coffee & Conversation before the Duke Law Blueprint event! Jamie Otto, an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will join us for an informal discussion about life in the legal profession. This event will be capped at 15 people, and light refreshments will be provided to attendees. If more than 15 people RSVP, 15 attendees will be randomly selected and notified before the event. This event is sponsored by WLSA. Please email Nanma Okeani at oco3@duke.edu by Saturday March 14th at 11:59 PM to RSVP.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Ticket sales for "Tricky Dick X: The Revival" (March 26th at the Durham Arts Council). Sponsored by Tricky Dick & DBA with all proceeds going to PILF. For more information, please contact Brad Schupack at bjs78@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Constitutional interpretation has increasingly turned to history and a close reading of the text to decipher meaning. Scholars have begun mining newly available databases containing thousands of works and millions of words from the founding era to shed light on questions about the typical use of words at the time the Constitution was drafted and ratified--including the Second Amendment's right "to keep and bear arms." Join Duke Law Professor Steve Sachs and Neal Goldfarb, Dean's Visiting Scholar at Georgetown Law School, for a discussion about how this work on corpus linguistics can or should inform debates about the meaning of constitutional text and the Second Amendment. Co-sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law, the Federalist Society, and the American Constitution Society. Contact Jake Charles at jacob.charles@law.duke.edu for more details.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 4042

    Join Morgan Lewis lawyers and 1GP as they discuss overcoming "The Imposter Syndrome," moving from self-doubt to confidence. Morgan Lewis attorneys and professionals will speak about their experiences wrestling with Imposter Syndrome in practice. Moderated by 1GP, this event is aimed at supporting an open and honest discussion about the struggle of feeling inadequate in the legal profession and to provide tips and tricks on how students can own their own success. All are welcome! Sponsored by 1GP. For more information, please contact Zoey Twyford at zoey.twyford@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy for the 25th Anniversary Symposium. To commemorate this final edition, the contributions are entirely in-house to celebrate the contributions Duke Law School's professors have made to the fields of gender, racial, and class scholarship.
    Professor Elisabeth de Fontenay will moderate a panel on gender in the workplace which features professors Rachel Brewster, Sara Sternberg Greene, Trina Jones, Ernest Young. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy. For more information, please contact Anna Ellement at asv17@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    All Black Law Students Association members are welcome to attend this meeting to vote for the 2020-2021 BLSA Executive Board. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Andrew Lindsay at all81@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    This is a mandatory information session for most LLM students who plan to sit for the New York bar exam. We will review parts of the NY Bar application including the LLM Certificate of Attendance form, the transcript request process, and the handwriting specimen requirement. Attendees are encouraged to review the LLM Certificate of Attendance in advance at http://www.nybarexam.org/Docs/LLMCertificateofAttendanceForm.pdf. All students sitting for the NY Bar are required to attend this session. To attend virtual session, please use Zoom link provided. (https://duke.zoom.us/j/9196137147). Sponsored by the International Studies Office. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • Off-campus

    Duke Law CPDC will host the annual "1L Blueprint for Success" event at the Durham Convention Center. Students can build their networking skills and establish meaningful connections with key employers from around the country. All 1Ls planning to participate in Fall OCI Segment I in July 2020 are required to attend. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Erin Biggerstaff at erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Ticket sales for "Tricky Dick X: The Revival" (March 26th at the Durham Arts Council). Sponsored by Tricky Dick & DBA with all proceeds going to PILF. For more information, please contact Brad Schupack at bjs78@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy for the 25th Anniversary Symposium. To commemorate this final edition, the contributions are entirely in-house to celebrate the contributions Duke Law School's professors have made to the fields of gender, racial, and class scholarship. Professor Margaret Lemos will moderate a panel on gender and the constitution which features professors Sara Beale, Joseph Blocher, Darrell Miller, and Neil Siegel. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy. For more information, please contact Anna Ellement at asv17@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    As a federal student loan borrower, the federal government requires you to complete an Exit Loan Counseling Session and to complete the personal data form prior to graduation. Failure to complete these steps will result in a hold on your transcript. The loan counseling is designed to provide you with information and resources to help you manage your loans after you leave Duke Law. Sponsored by Duke Student Loan Office. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    All graduating students, we invite you to stop by Star Commons foyer to learn more about the Graduating Class Commitment Campaign. Each year, the graduating class committee comes together to encourage all graduating students to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Members of the graduating class committee will be there to speak with you about the campaign and to answer your questions. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Ticket sales for "Tricky Dick X: The Revival" (March 26th at the Durham Arts Council). Sponsored by Tricky Dick & DBA with all proceeds going to PILF. For more information, please contact Brad Schupack at bjs78@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Professor Jamil Jaffer, George Mason University, will be speaking with other panelists, TBD, about the current state of U.S. election security and the cyber threats posed in the upcoming election. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Aaron Sanders at aaron.sanders@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Business Law Society for a lunch panel with attorneys from Sullivan & Cromwell. A BigLaw powerhouse, Sullivan & Cromwell has followed-if not created-the blueprint for legal success: It has grown internationally and in response to the increasing cross-border M&A, restructuring, and finance transactional demands of the biggest corporate clients in the world. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. Please contact Mike Chen at michael.l.chen@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy for the 25th Anniversary Symposium. To commemorate this final edition, the contributions are entirely in-house to celebrate the contributions Duke Law School's professors have made to the fields of gender, racial, and class scholarship.

    Professor Kate Bartlett, the founder of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy, will present her work on the evolution of gender in the law over the past 25 years. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy. For more information, please contact Anna Ellement at asv17@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Hardt Cup Coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

  • Law School 3000

    All members of LALSA are invited to participate in the election process for the 2020-2021 Executive Board. Lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by DBA and LALSA. For more information please contact david.yates@duke.edu.

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    Join the Office of Student Affairs for an upbeat class where you'll learn proper form and fun combos for a great workout! Using bags and mitt work drills, this is a skill building and fitness class all in one. All levels welcome, no previous experience is necessary. Sign up at http://bit.ly/dukelawfitbox. This class is limited to ten participants. Participants will meet in the Law School, third floor lobby and walk over to Wilson Gym together. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Friday, March 20, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Ticket sales for "Tricky Dick X: The Revival" (March 26th at the Durham Arts Council). Sponsored by Tricky Dick & DBA with all proceeds going to PILF. For more information, please contact Brad Schupack at bjs78@duke.edu.

  • Law School 2014

    Students are invited to lunch with Dean Kerry Abrams. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with her and talk about your law school experience. Seating is limited and spots fill quickly. Please RSVP to Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Law School 4000

    WLSA invites students to attend a "tips and tricks" lunch event in preparation for the Hardt Cup. Moot Court members and past Hardt Cup participants will serve as panelists, and provide advice for students on best practices for preparing for and performing in the mandatory first-round, as well as for those students hoping to maximize their performance and continue in the competition. Sponsored by Women's Law Student Association. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Kendall Huennekens at kh387@duke.edu.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    One day prelaw conference for undergraduates which seeks to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for law school. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives, in conjunction with the North Carolina Bar Association Minorities in the Profession Committee. For more information, please contact Ebony Bryant at bryant@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 23, 2020

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    Duke OutLaw will host the election of its Executive Board for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. This event will be virtualized. Please feel free to join if you are a member of OutLaw. This event is sponsored by OutLaw. For more information, please contact Bobby DeNault at robert.denault@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 3041

    The Duke Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team will host a showcase round of international commercial arbitration moot based on this year's Vis Moot's problem. Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is the largest commercial arbitration moot competition in the world, and it is held annually in Vienna and Hong Kong. Sponsored by Duke Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team. For more information, please contact Jae Hyuk Lee, LL.M. '20, via jaehyuk.lee910@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    An event welcoming Tom Maher to Duke Law as the new Executive Director of the Center for Science and Justice. Maher, who has long taught trial practice at Duke Law, will discuss his defense work on high-profile criminal trials - such as the Michael Peterson trial featured in the Netflix series "The Staircase," and the capital trial of Leon Brown, a juvenile who had falsely confessed and was later exonerated by DNA testing. Maher will also describe his work as Executive Director of Indigent Defense Services. Brandon Garrett (Duke Law) will moderate. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Science and Justice, Criminal Law Society, and Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Juliet Park at juliet.park@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Judge Robert Numbers, U.S. Magistrate Judge of the Eastern District of North Carolina, will be discussing Originalism and how it applies in trial court settings. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Brent McKnight at brent.mcknight@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    The official class photo for all JDs, LLMs, and LLM-LEs for the Class of 2020. You must wear a dark suit for the shoot. Location: Front Lawn. Rain date: March 31, 2020. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Women Law Students Association, Womxn of Color Collective, and Kirkland & Ellis for an event highlighting women in private equity. The event gives Women Duke Law students an opportunity to meet alumni, attorneys, and accomplished practitioners. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Women Law Student Association (WLSA)and Womxn of Color Collective (WOCC). For more information, please contact Nya Gavin at nya.gavin@duke.edu.

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    Artificial intelligence (AI) can reduce costs, improve efficiency, and potentially improve accuracy in many critical areas of life that impact humans. And yet, many of the tools of AI lack transparency, have inherent biases, and are difficult to govern. Where does this leave society and what are some of the known and unknown risks of what has come to be known as the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" underwritten by AI? This discussion will focus on AI and its implications for changes in humanity, the need for greater transparency, the growing use of AI in critical areas of decision-making, the importance of safeguarding against biases, explore issues about privacy, safety and security, and the future of work. This session is part of the Duke+Data Science (+DS) program in-person learning experiences (IPLEs). Sponsor by, +DataScience (+DS), Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke Initiative for Science & Society, Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), Kenan Institute for Ethics, Machine Learning, and Pratt School of Engineering. To learn more, please visit https://plus.datascience.duke.edu/

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a presentation by Duke Law Professor Rachel Brewster on the Trump Administration's unorthodox approach to international trade and current state of the World Trade Organization. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Law & Economics Society. For more questions, please contact Jack Rosen at jacob.rosen@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    This program is for students who will be clerking after graduation and those who will be interning with a judge. Join Suzanne Corriell, Circuit Librarian for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, who will talk about the federal court library program and provide recommendations for research resources beneficial to you during your clerkship or internship. This event is for current Duke Law students only. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office and the Goodson Law Library. For a link to the Zoom event please see the CPDC Resource site at https://sites.duke.edu/lawcpdc/judicial-clerkships/clerkshipevents/ or email Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Ever wondered what national security law in the private sector is like? Come to this panel discussion with Covington & Burling attorneys from the DC office to hear about their work, what their day-to-day looks like, and their path to working in the national security field. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Covington & Burling, the National Security Law Society, and LENS. For more information, please contact Ellie Studdard at mes104@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Curious about what classes you should take your 2L year as a GPI student? Wondering how you even go about registering for classes? Come have all your questions about public interest course selection and registration answered by upper-level students. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Kate Goldberg at kg225@duke.edu

  • Law School Star Commons

    All graduating students, we invite you to stop by Star Commons foyer to learn more about the Graduating Class Commitment Campaign. Each year, the graduating class committee comes together to encourage all graduating students to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Members of the graduating class committee will be there to speak with you about the campaign and to answer your questions. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    Join APALSA for an informal conversation with Holning Lau, who teaches Comparative Constitutional Law at Duke and is the Willie P. Mangum Distinguished Professor of Law at UNC. Professor Lau's research focuses on comparative and international approaches to equality rights, especially in the contexts of sexuality, gender, and family life. Outside of academia, his advocacy work in recent years has included serving as a human rights consultant to the International Commission of Jurists (2018-2019) and as president of the ACLU of North Carolina (2013-2015). He has also served as an associate dean at UNC School of Law (2016-2018). Professor Lau will discuss his career path. He will also discuss how being Asian American and openly gay has played a part in shaping his work experiences. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by APALSA. Space is limited, so you must RSVP. If interested, please contact Vicki Ye at vicki.ye@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Douglas Laycock, the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law Emeritus at the University of Texas, will deliver the 2020 Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture titled "Liberty and Justice for All: Protecting Both the LGBT Community and Religious Dissenters". Professor Laycock is perhaps the nation's leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies. He has taught and written about these topics for more than four decades at the University of Chicago, the University of Texas, the University of Michigan and now Virginia. He has testified frequently before Congress and has argued many cases in the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, where he has served as lead counsel in six cases and has also filed influential amicus briefs. He is the author (co-author in the most recent edition) of the leading casebook Modern American Remedies, the award-winning monograph The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule, and many articles in leading law reviews. He co-edited a collection of essays, Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Rachel Ferebee at Rachel.ferebee@law.duke.edu.

  • Durham, N.C.

    Tricky Dick X: The Revival is the tenth installment of Duke Law's annual variety show. Come enjoy this hilariously irreverent take on the origin of the show and recent history of Duke Law, featuring professors and a whole host of Duke Law's most talented students! The production will take place in the PSI Theatre of the Durham Arts Council Hall located at 120 Morris St. Durham, NC 27701. Tickets are available for pre-sale purchase at lunch for $20. For more information, please contact Andrew Hayes @ arh86@duke.edu, or Bradley Schupack at Bradley.schupack@lawnet.duke.edu.

Friday, March 27, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

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

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    This Friday at 10 AM, Duke Law Journal will host the first of three 1L information sessions on Zoom. Current members will describe the time commitment, responsibilities, and benefits of joining DLJ, as well as our thoughts on the Write-on process. We look forward to meeting with interested 1Ls in an informal setting to share our experiences and answer questions students may have about the journal. All three of our info sessions will take place at 10 AM on the following dates: Friday, March 27 Friday, April 3 Friday, April 10 Here is the zoom log in info for each of those meetings: https://duke.zoom.us/j/841872050 Meeting ID: 841 872 050 If you have any questions prior to the sessions, please feel free to reach out to the DLJ Membership Editors, Elaine Nguyen (elaine.nguyen@duke.edu) and Gerardo Parraga (gerardo.parraga@duke.edu).

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

  • Law School Star Commons

    Stop by the activities fair to learn more about student-led organizations at the Law School. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Duke Bar Association. Please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come sign up for the Public Interest Law Foundation's Cornhole Tournament! The tournament will take place at Bar Review on April 2nd. Students will be able to sign up early at a discount by stopping by the table outside of Star Commons. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, please contact Holly Gwydir at hag8@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 4047

    Traditionally conceived as a social service adjunct to public systems to address the needs of victims, restorative justice has increasingly been codified into state law and operationalized into multiple stages of formal legal processes, from pre-charge diversion to post-sentencing. In this talk, Professor Thalia González (Occidental, Georgetown Law) will argue the legal internalization of restorative justice has heightened the need for judges, attorneys, and advocates to not only understand it theoretically, but also pragmatically, as they must now make decisions regarding the use of and access to restorative justice at different stages of legal processes. Drawing on an original 50-state dataset of state statutes, court rules and regulations, she will discuss key empirical findings, implications, trends, and limitations of restorative justice laws in juvenile and criminal justice systems. She will also highlight critical ethical and constitutional considerations. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Juliet Park at juliet.park@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Gain the practice-ready training you need to enter the legal market with confidence. Learn a systematic approach to your research that will guide you through the entire process, making you prepared to practice from your first day on the job this summer. Sponsored by Thomson Reuters Westlaw. For more information, please contact Logan Johnson at logan.johnson@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Within the Governor's Office, the position of general counsel plays a unique role with responsibilities ranging from legal advice, policy development, external communication and even disaster management. Please join us for a discussion with Richele Taylor, former general counsel to Governor Henry McMaster and Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina, and William McKinney, current general counsel to Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina, as they discuss their interesting careers as the top legal advisor to the state governor. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information please contact Jay Wolfe at william.wolfe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

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

  • Law School 4000

    More information forthcoming. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center, Vault, and Weil. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come sign up for the Public Interest Law Foundation's Cornhole Tournament! The tournament will take place at Bar Review on April 2nd. Students will be able to sign up early at a discount by stopping by the table outside of Star Commons. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, please contact Holly Gwydir at hag8@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    Students interested in pursuing externships in the 2020-2021 school year, both here in the Triangle area and away from North Carolina, should come to this information session, where Professor Anne Gordon will discuss where to find externships, how to fit an externship into your schedule, how externships interact with clinics, and why externships are a critical part of your legal education. Professor Gordon will answer questions about Duke in D.C., Individual Externships, and Faculty-Mentored externships (in California, Colorado, and abroad!). You will also have the chance to hear from current and former externs about their experiences. Sponsored by Duke in DC. For more information, contact Anne Gordon, Director of Externships, at agordon@law.duke.edu.

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

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    Please join us for an informational meeting regarding the Duke-Leiden Summer Institute. Come learn about the opportunity to take advanced-level international and comparative law courses in your 1L summer in a beautiful setting. The Duke-Leiden Institute in Global and Transnational Law will run from June 14 to July 17 at Leiden's campus in The Hague, with students living in hotel-style accommodations nearby. Courses, which will include offerings on trade, criminal law, human rights, and other core areas of international and comparative law, will be fully accredited and co-taught in English by top faculty from the two schools. Visits are planned to international legal organizations based in The Hague, which contribute to the city's reputation as the "legal capital of the world." Sponsored by Duke-Leiden Summer Institute. For more information, please contact Meaghan Kelly at meaghan.kelly@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3037

    Judge John Owens of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will give a lunch talk about his experiences at the Justice Department and on the bench. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

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    POSTPONED. The Career Center will update with the new date and time when it is rescheduled.

    1Ls - Join us via video conference to meet representatives from Akin Gump! Learn more about the firm, ask questions and make connections in advance of 2L hiring. This event is limited to Duke Law JD Class of 2022 students only. RSVP required - check Careering emails and the Duke Law CPDC Resource Site announcements page (https://sites.duke.edu/lawcpdc/2020/03/23/1ls-rsvp-now-for-3-31-bluepri…) for the RSVP link. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu for more information.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come sign up for the Public Interest Law Foundation's Cornhole Tournament! The tournament will take place at Bar Review on April 2nd. Students will be able to sign up early at a discount by stopping by the table outside of Star Commons. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, please contact Holly Gwydir at hag8@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Daniel McLaughlin, Senior Staff Attorney, The Center for Justice & Accountability, will discuss his work litigating civil human rights cases in U.S. federal courts, primarily under the Torture Victim Protection Act, against U.S.-based perpetrators for atrocity crimes performed abroad. Using the example of litigation on behalf of Chilean, Colombian and Haitian clients, this talk will discuss the opportunities and shortcomings of using U.S. courts to advance accountability efforts for grave human rights violations committed abroad. The program will be moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Senior Lecturing Fellow and Supervising Attorney of the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC). Sponsored by the IHRC and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. The event is free and open to all; lunch provided. For information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The Career and Professional Development Center team will provide an overview of the 2L job search process. This program is part of the 1L Professional Development Credit and Programming course. First-year students must attend this program to satisfactorily fulfill the requirements of their Professional Development credit. It will be offered twice - on April 1st and April 2nd. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

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    Got questions about GPI careers or GPI summer internships? Join the Career and Professional Development Center for a Q&A as we address what's on your mind related to GPI and current events. To register, please go here: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5clf-ChrDgi_gYO4jR3SYn7hTa0oJ2xhA. This session is for members of the Class of 2022. The session will not be recorded, but FAQs will be updated afterwards on https://sites.duke.edu/lawcpdc_gpi/virtual-programs/. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join the Business Law Society for a discussion with Sam Glasscock III, a Vice Chancellor in the Delaware Court of Chancery and a graduate of Duke University School of Law. Lunch with be served. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Jen Goldshtein at jen.goldshtein@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School, Goodson Library, Riddick Rare Book Room

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

Thursday, April 02, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come sign up for the Public Interest Law Foundation's Cornhole Tournament! The tournament will take place at Bar Review on April 2nd. Students will be able to sign up early at a discount by stopping by the table outside of Star Commons. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, please contact Holly Gwydir at hag8@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    All graduating students, we invite you to stop by Star Commons foyer to learn more about the Graduating Class Commitment Campaign. Each year, the graduating class committee comes together to encourage all graduating students to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Members of the graduating class committee will be there to speak with you about the campaign and to answer your questions. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us as we engage in an implicit bias training with Robert Stephens and Angaza Laughinghouse, two ACLU staff members. We hope that new board members can join us to prepare for the year ahead. Sponsored by ACLU and DBA. For more information, please contact Serena Tibrewala at serena.tibrewala@duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    The Career and Professional Development Center team will provide an overview of the 2L job search process. This program is part of the 1L Professional Development Credit and Programming course. First-year students must attend this program to satisfactorily fulfill the requirements of their Professional Development credit. It will be offered twice - on April 1st and April 2nd. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Business Law Society for a lunch panel with attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. Please contact Adrienne Jackson (alj51@duke.edu) for more information.

  • Law School 3037

    The Fifth Amendment often gets a bad name from television and movies that portray it as merely a shield for the guilty. But the right against self-incrimination is one of the most important rights citizens hold in a free society. Grueling interrogations used to coerce confessions are a sign of a tyrannical state. And the burden of putting people behind bars must be on those who seek to do so--not those facing life-altering punishments. Professor Duane, a well-known speaker on this topic, is sure to spark your thinking about why we have the Fifth Amendment and how to help accused persons in your career. Sponsored by The Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Brendan Clemente at brendan.clemente@duke.edu.

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    Please join the Alaska Law Review for an informal discussion about the casenote competition and the Journal more generally. Editors from the Journal will be available from 12:30 - 1:30 to answer any questions 1L's may have about our grading criteria, the work of ALR, and our trips to Alaska. The Zoom link for the discussion is https://duke.zoom.us/j/770854680.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Gearing up for your public interest summer internship and still have questions? Want to talk to a 2L or 3L about whether a journal would be useful for you as you think about your public interest career? Just want to eat some tacos with people who are interested in public service? Well head on over to "Let's Taco 'Bout Public Interest" to enjoy some good food and talk to people who have been in your shoes. This is an informal event, so just swing by or feel free to stay a while! Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Chris Johnson at christopher.e.johnson@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    The Women Law Students Association would like to invite future Duke lawyers to a conversation with nationally and internationally based attorneys to learn more about the opportunities and challenges of geographic mobility in legal careers. The panel will be available to discuss their take on intra-law firm mobility, as well as opportunities to practice law abroad and the difficulties this may bring both at the personal and professional level. The panel discussion will be followed by refreshments in the atrium outside of room 4055. Duke law students will be able to engage in one-on-one conversations with the attorneys and are encourage to come with questions. This event is sponsored by the Women Law Students Association but is open to non-members. For more information, please contact Marine Tabory at marine.tabory@duke.edu or Shannon O'Hara at shannon.ohara@duke.edu.

Friday, April 03, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. Please contact Cody Hall at cody.hall@duke.edu or Amanda Soled at amanda.soled@duke.edu for more information.

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    Duke Law Journal will host a 1L information sessions on Zoom. Current members will describe the time commitment, responsibilities, and benefits of joining DLJ, as well as our thoughts on the Write-on process. We look forward to meeting with interested 1Ls in an informal setting to share our experiences and answer questions students may have about the journal. In all, three info sessions will take place (March 27, April 3, and April 10). Here is the zoom login info for each of those meetings: https://duke.zoom.us/j/841872050 Meeting ID: 841 872 050. If you have any questions prior to the sessions, please feel free to reach out to the DLJ Membership Editors, Elaine Nguyen (elaine.nguyen@duke.edu) and Gerardo Parraga (gerardo.parraga@duke.edu).

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

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    1Ls - You are invited to join Allen & Overy attorneys in a virtual Q&A style panel discussion entitled "The Global Practice of Law" on Friday, April 3rd from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm ET. In the discussion, our attorneys will cover topics including, but not limited to: international law, working with multiple jurisdictions on a daily basis, and tips for success in working on cross-border matters. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and converse with the attorneys following the panel discussion. This event is limited to Duke Law JD Class of 2022 students only. RSVP required - check Careering emails and the Duke Law CPDC Resource Site announcements page (https://sites.duke.edu/lawcpdc/2020/03/26/1ls-rsvp-now-for-4-3-blueprin…) for the RSVP link. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School, Goodson Law Library

    Join LLM alumni who recently successfully passed the New York Bar for their top 10 tips on preparing for the Bar Exam. They will answer your questions such as: 1) Should I take a commercial review course? 2) Is it worth studying for the course locally? 3) How should I pace my study? 4) Which test center should I choose? 5) Which hotel to book and when to book it? 6) What to expect during the exam? And many more of your most pressing questions. To attend virtual session, please use Zoom link provided. (https://duke.zoom.us/j/9196131853).Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

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    Climb the tower of Duke's most well-known landmark, the Chapel! You'll enjoy a 360-degree view of campus and Durham from an observation deck on the Chapel roof. We will meet in the lobby on the 3rd floor and walk over together. Sponsored by Student Affairs. Space is limited. Visit bit.ly/climbrsvp to secure your spot. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Monday, April 06, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Hear Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), discuss his new book, "Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy." Growing problems in the increasingly one-sided finance markets blew up the economy in 2008. In the aftermath, Congress created the CFPB. Sharing the stories of individual consumers, Watchdog shows how the Bureau quickly became a powerful force for good, suing big banks for cheating or deceiving consumers, putting limits on predatory lenders, simplifying mortgage paperwork, and stepping in to help solve problems raised by individual consumers. It tells a hopeful story of how our system can be reformed by putting government back on the side of the people, to strengthen our families, safeguard the marketplace, and establish a new baseline of fairness in our society. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

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    An essential introduction for 1L students interested in Journal membership and the spring Casenote Competition. Learn about the journal experience and value of participation. Hear from editors at 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. For access to the Zoom link, log in to https://law.duke.edu/journals/casenote/ and select "Information Panels & Events. Sponsored by the Casenote Committee. For more information, contact casenote@law.duke.edu.

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    The coronavirus pandemic has upended American capitalism and forced the Federal Reserve (Fed) and central banks around the word to take drastic steps to keep money flowing throughout the financial system. The Fed has dusted off its 2007-09 financial crisis playbook and expanded it with unprecedented lending facilities that target corporate America directly. What is the purpose of these programs, how do they work, and what tools remain in the Federal Reserve's toolbox to help aid the economy during these unprecedented times? Please join us via Zoom to hear the answers to these questions. Featured speakers include former Deputy Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve Board Governor, Sarah Bloom Raskin; Global Financial Markets Center faculty director, Lawrence Baxter, and Global Financial Markets Center executive director, Lee Reiners. Please RSVP to jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu to receive the Zoom password. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center.

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 3043

    Learn about the many resources at your disposal over the summer for On Campus Interviews held July 27-July 30, 2020 (with a preview night on July 26 from 2-5 p.m.). We will discuss the bidding process, how to prepare a successful bid list, using your counselor as a resource over the summer, and how to network and prepare for interviews. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at Lauren.Sloan@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

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    The pandemic spotlights and exacerbates socioeconomic inequalities caused by decades of neoliberal policies and failures to invest in social infrastructure. The basic rights to health, housing, and water and sanitation are at risk for millions of people around the world. How can human rights-based approaches ground an effective response to the pandemic now, and build a better world afterwards? Join us for a talk with UN Special Rapporteur on Housing Leilani Farha, community advocate Catherine Flowers (Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice), and activist and epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves (Yale); moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow (Duke). To view the program, visit https://www.law.columbia.edu/human-rights-institute/speakers-events/cov… for instructions on accessing the event through Zoom. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, and Just Security. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 4042

    Not sure how to best allocate your big law summer money? Interested in knowing more about how to invest, pay off loans and save appropriately? Join the Latin American Law Students Association in a conversation with Ramona Ortega, creator of My Money, My Future. We will be discussing what the different types of investments mean and how all components of your portfolio fit together with your paycheck and benefits as both a1L/ 2L summer associate and 3L first-year associate. Sponsored by LALSA and DBA. For more information, please contact Ana Maganto Ramierz at ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Partners from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's Charlotte office speak about Cadwalader's Veterans Affinity Network. The Veterans Affinity Network provides pro bono legal and mentoring services to veterans, recruits law student veterans, and promotes professional development of veteran attorneys. All student veterans and those interested in supporting veterans are welcome! Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6zfVxazKy9nd0mF by 2:00 p.m. on Friday April 3, 2019. Sponsored by the Veterans Assistance Project and Duke Law Vets. For more information, please contact Kristen Casey at kristen.casey@duke.edu or Bill Fris at william.fris@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come network with various Texas firms in preparation for OCI! Sponsored by Duke Law Texas Club. For more information, please contact Avery Westerlund.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Thursday, April 09, 2020

  • Law School 3000

    Sponsored by Duke Law 1GP. For more information, please contact Michelle Le at mml53@duke.edu.

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    Duke 1Ls - Please join Simpson Thacher partners and Duke alumni Caroline Gottschalk and Julia Kohen in a virtual panel discussion on Thursday, April 9th from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm ET. Our attorneys will discuss a broad range of topics and share what it is like to work at Simpson Thatcher in New York. We encourage you to submit questions in advance by Monday, April 6th. This event is limited to Duke Law JD Class of 2022 students only. RSVP required - check Careering emails and the Duke Law CPDC Resource Site (https://sites.duke.edu/lawcpdc/2020/03/30/1l-blueprint-for-success-meet…) announcements page for the RSVP link and the email to submit questions. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Zach Norris, attorney and executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, will discuss his new book: "We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities". Norris explores the issue of public safety, presenting a vision for how the United States can achieve safety and security for everyone, especially the most vulnerable members of society. He uses data and personal stories from interviews to provide a persuasive argument and strategies for moving from a fear-based model of safety to a "culture of care." Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society, Black Law Students Association, National Lawyers Guild, Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Leigh Davenport at leigh.davenport@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    All graduating students, we invite you to stop by Star Commons foyer to learn more about the Graduating Class Commitment Campaign. Each year, the graduating class committee comes together to encourage all graduating students to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Members of the graduating class committee will be there to speak with you about the campaign and to answer your questions. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for a lunchtime panel as they discuss drones, their current and future uses, and the legal implications they impose on our society. Sponsored by DLSIS and the Goodson Law Library. For more information, please contact the Media Services department at media@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    How does an hour of billed time become actual revenue? What are the actual expenses associated with an attorney? What are the ways a junior attorney can add value? Why did the firm make that decision? Lawyers who understand the firm's business are better equipped in their careers to connect their daily practice to the strategic goals and directions of their organizations. Join Associate Dean Bruce Elvin to learn the answers to these and other questions that can help you have a successful summer. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

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    The DONE Awards are an annual tradition at Duke Law to recognize the contributions and achievements of students, student organizations, and faculty members to the Duke Law community. Awards will be given out for: Greatest Contribution to Civic Discourse (Organization), Greatest Role in Building Relationships (Organization), Greatest Service to the Outside Community (Organization), Outstanding Student Organization Leader (Student), Outstanding Contribution to the Duke Law Community (Student), as well as the Richard Lin Service Above Self Award (Student), and the Distinguished Teaching Award (Professor). Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Chloe Shostak at chloe.shostak@duke.edu. Zoom Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/553350543 Meeting ID: 553 350 543

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Sponsored by the Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Rachel Horton at rachel.horton@duke.edu.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Monday, April 13, 2020

  • Law School 4055

    Please join Kate Gibson L'08, Assistant General Counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to learn about her career and day-to-day work at the U.S. agency charged with negotiating bilateral and multilateral treaties and representing the U.S. before the World Trade Organization (WTO). Ms. Gibson will discuss her career path, from clerking at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal at The Hague to working at a major international law firm in Washington, D.C., to her current role in the U.S. government. She will also share advice with students interested in pursuing careers at the intersection of U.S. foreign policy, litigation, and international trade. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 3041

    Join several editors of Duke's student-run 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. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact the Casenote Committee at casenote@law.duke.edu.

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    As updates pour in from the hardest hit areas in New York, Detroit, and across Europe the news is filled with stories of respirator shortages, inadequate PPE, and a coming peak that will stretch medical resources even further. In times like these doctors, nurses, and administrators are being forced to make tough decisions. When supplies run out, medical personnel must make difficult decisions to decide who will receive what treatment and how that treatment should be rationed. In the next installment of our Coronavirus Conversations we will be discussing these critical care decisions and how tough choices are being made everyday in hospitals everywhere. Join Duke Experts Dr. Monica Lemmon and Dr. Peter Ubel and Science & Society Deputy Director Buz Waitzkin for this conversation. Please RSVP for connection details (https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/coronavirus-conversations-rat…). Sponsored by Duke Science & Society. For questions, concerns or media inquiries, please contact Timothy McDermott at timothy.mcdermott@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

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

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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    How are justice-seeking movements and organizations adapting to the rapidly-changing environment created by the spread of COVID-19? What tools are proving most effective in their responses? And what role can lawyers and courts play to curb deepened and emerging justice challenges? Join us for conversation with experts and advocates Amna Akbar (Ohio State), Hassan Jabareen (Adalah) and Purvi Shah (Movement Law Lab); moderated by JoAnn Kamuf Ward (Columbia). To view the program, visit https://www.law.columbia.edu/human-rights-institute/speakers-events/cov… for instructions on accessing the event through Zoom. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, and Just Security. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

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

  • Law School 4055

    Leading theater attorney, Jason Baruch, will be sitting down with Professor Bradley Rogers to discuss major issues in theatrical law, including underlying rights, commissions, collaboration agreements, royalty pools, legal concerns with fundraising, author's rights, copyright, licensing, fair use, role of production counsel, commercial and non-profit theatre, and unions. Jason's experience spans everything from production counsel on Broadway musicals to representing companies, artists, and actors across the music and entertainment industries. For those interested in any IP or entertainment-related practice, Jason's expertise will be highly relevant. Sponsored by Duke's Department of Theater Studies, who has generously offered to partner with the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. We have Theater Studies to thank for both lunch and bringing a true expert in Jason to campus! Please contact Kaitlin Ray (kaitlin.m.ray@duke.edu) or Zack Flagel (zachary.flagel@duke.edu) for more information.

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    Are you attending Duke Law School on F1 or J1 visa and intend to work in the U.S. following the conclusion of your Optional Practical Training (OPT)? Are you aware of the recent changes to H1B visa processes? If so, please join Lorcan Shannon '10, an experienced business immigration attorney based in NYC, for a detailed discussion of the process and requirements of securing long-term residence in the U.S. Students will learn about various work visa programs (H1B, TN, etc.), premium processing, issues arising in the process of renewing work visas, and next steps (i.e. Green Card). Zoom information will be sent via email and regular career weekly emails. Sponsored by International Studies Office and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    All graduating students, we invite you to stop by Star Commons foyer to learn more about the Graduating Class Commitment Campaign. Each year, the graduating class committee comes together to encourage all graduating students to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Members of the graduating class committee will be there to speak with you about the campaign and to answer your questions. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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    Join us for a discussion with leading human rights thinkers on how the pandemic spotlights the need for the human rights field to innovate. Kathryn Sikkink (Harvard) will discuss her new book "The Hidden Face of Rights: Toward a Politics of Responsibility," in which she argues that more emphasis needs to be on the responsibilities of all to implement rights. César Rodríguez Garavito (NYU/Just Labs) will discuss his new research, scholarship, and advocacy on forward-looking, hope-based strategies for advancing rights. Moderated by Gulika Reddy(Columbia). To view the program, visit https://www.law.columbia.edu/human-rights-institute/speakers-events/cov… for instructions on accessing the event through Zoom. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, and Just Security. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

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    Are you missing the public interest community at Duke? Were you hoping to meet other GPI students this Spring? Join us for the second of two informal virtual gatherings about all things public interest! Ask questions, catch up with your classmates, meet upper-level students, show us your pets. Feel free to join late, leave early, or swing by for just a few minutes. Register here: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/uZQrcu2srTsslCDrdNqHexh5TLBpWz53zw
    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 Bethan Eynon at bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

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    The 2020 National Library Week Alumni Author event features Randolph J. May (B.A. 1968/J.D. 1971). His new book, with co-author Seth Cooper, Modernizing Copyright Law for the Digital Age: Constitutional Foundations for Reform tracks key historical developments in copyright and patent rights, connecting constitutional principles and historical insights to specific recommendations for modernizing U.S. copyright law. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens at behrens@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Join us in celebrating the last day of class with ice cream. A dairy-free option will be available. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

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    Officials at Duke University, along with health officials worldwide, have been monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. Amid the rapidly evolving situation, Duke University has suspended on- and off-campus events of more than 50 people through April 20, 2020.

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Development. Please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu for additional information.

Friday, April 17, 2020

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

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

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Officials at Duke University, along with health officials worldwide, have been monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. Amid the rapidly evolving situation, Duke University has suspended on- and off-campus events of more than 50 people through April 20, 2020.

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Development. Please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu for additional information.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Officials at Duke University, along with health officials worldwide, have been monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. Amid the rapidly evolving situation, Duke University has suspended on- and off-campus events of more than 50 people through April 20, 2020.

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Development. Please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu for additional information.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Officials at Duke University, along with health officials worldwide, have been monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. Amid the rapidly evolving situation, Duke University has suspended on- and off-campus events of more than 50 people through April 20, 2020.

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Development. Please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu for additional information.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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    In conflict-affected countries, healthcare systems have been neglected or destroyed, basic services such as water are often lacking, and civilians are already living under extreme stress, often in crowded conditions. As the pandemic spreads, the consequences will likely be devastating, and the UN Secretary General has recently called for a global ceasefire. Join us for a discussion on the pandemic in conflict, responsibilities of warring parties under international humanitarian law, and how advocates are working to promote both peace and health; with Azadeh Moaveni (International Crisis Group), Cordula Droege (International Committee of the Red Cross), Farea Al-Muslimi (Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies), and Kate Kizer (Win Without War); moderated by Priyanka Motaparthy (Columbia). To view the program, visit https://www.law.columbia.edu/human-rights-institute/speakers-events/cov… for instructions on accessing the event through Zoom. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, and Just Security. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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    As governments respond to the novel coronavirus, asylum-seekers, migrants, and refugees are increasingly being left behind. Housing in overcrowded camps and informal reception centers undermines access to the adequate health care, sanitation, and water needed to protect against COVID-19. And some governments are taking advantage of the pandemic to enact discriminatory prevention and treatment measures, including by rejecting asylum-seekers. Join us for a discussion with Bill Frelick (Human Rights Watch), Gillian Triggs (UNHCR), and Sana Mustafa (Asylum Access/ Network for Refugee Voices); moderated by Kate Evans (Duke). This event is part of a virtual event series titled "COVID-19: Advancing Rights and Justice During a Pandemic." For information about other similar events and the series in general, visit tinyurl.com/COVID19JusticeSeries. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, and Just Security. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu. Free and open to the public. Join via Zoom at bit.ly/3e5G6Pl (password: 200022).

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

Friday, April 24, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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    The pandemic is, literally, pushing people apart. Physical distancing makes traditional forms of organizing & activism-rallies, protests, etc.-impossible. The pandemic exacerbates preexisting inequities, disproportionately affecting communities & people already marginalized. How are organizations & social movements shifting tactics to continue to build the power of marginalized communities in this new era? What are the greatest challenges? How can rights organizations and academic institutions best provide solidarity that centers the leadership & calls to action from those most affected? Join us for a talk with experts Antonio Gutierrez (Organized Communities Against Deportations), Michelle Morse (Equal Health), Tawana Petty (Detroit Community Technology Project), and Shawn Sebastian (People's Action); moderated by Sukti Dhital (NYU). To view the program, visit tinyurl.com/COVID19JusticeSeries for instructions on accessing the event through Zoom. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, and Just Security. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.

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

Thursday, April 30, 2020

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    Alumni are invited to join us for this webinar!

    In February of 2020, the national unemployment rate of 3.5% was at its lowest level since 1969. By early April the unemployment rate was estimated to be around 15%, and rising, though the labor market is changing so rapidly right now that it's hard for statisticians to know for certain. And with most of the country subject to shelter-in-place orders, the traditional job search approaches of networking and in-person interviewing aren't possible for many of us. This doesn't mean, though, that you need to put your job search on hold. Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, April 30 to learn about job search strategies you can employ during this time of global crisis. Use this link to register: http://rsvp.duke.edu/d/8nq3h3
    Sponsored by Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, please email alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

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    On April 23, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund that found a point source discharge of pollutants into groundwater, that then reaches navigable waters, is regulated under the Clean Water Act. Writing for the Court's majority, Justice Stephen Bryer said the Clean Water Act requires a permit "if the addition of the pollutants through groundwater is the functional equivalent of a direct discharge from the point source into navigable waters." Three Duke Law School faculty members-Michelle Nowlin, Steve Roady, and Shannon Arata-submitted an amicus brief supporting the eventual majority opinion. Hear from all three about the details of the case and the potential effects of the ruling on how the Clean Water Act is applied going forward. Please register at https://nicholasinstitute.duke.edu/events/webinar-maui-v-hawaii-wildlif…. This webinar is co-sponsored by Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. For more information, please contact Claire Hermann at claire.hermann@law.duke.edu

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    COVID-19 has profoundly disrupted how we conduct human rights work. Advocates around the world are adapting to new challenges brought on by lockdowns, including needing to balance responding to new & exacerbated human rights concerns, increased personal & family responsibilities, & the challenges of remote working. Also, many strategies for resilience & wellbeing such as maintaining strong social bonds & organic peer support networks, are being tested as we remain physically apart. Join us for a discussion on navigating mental health concerns during COVID-19, & strategies for individual, organizational, & movement-wide wellbeing, with Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm (WITNESS), Yara Sallam (Egyptian Feminist & Human Rights Advocate); Douglas Mawadri (Associates for Health Rights Uganda), Margaret Satterthwaite (NYU); moderated by Anjli Parrin (Columbia).

    To view, visit tinyurl.com/COVID19JusticeSeries for instructions on accessing the event through Zoom. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, & Just Security. Information: Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

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    The Ethics of Now with Adriane Lentz-Smith continues from home with a series of brief, thoughtful and timely conversations about the ethical dilemmas of this historic moment. This week, join Professor Lentz-Smith and Stillman Professor of Ethics Walter Sinnott-Armstrong for a conversation about "Who Gets the Ventilator? and other ethical challenges from COVID-19 ." After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Friday, May 01, 2020

Monday, May 04, 2020

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

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    Opportunistic policymakers are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to restrict or outright ban abortion care & access to contraception. In what ways has the health emergency exacerbated already existing vulnerabilities, & in what ways has it created new problems? What advocacy strategies are being used to combat the exploitation of a state of emergency to curtail sexual and reproductive health? How is access to medical treatment for trans people negatively affected by the pandemic? What lessons can be learned from the HIV epidemic in relation to the increased use of the criminal law in the name of protecting public health? How can human rights principles be used to protect bodily autonomy & sexual/reproductive health during this crisis? Join us for a talk with Brigitte Amiri (ACLU), Eszter Kismodi (Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters), Melissa Murray (NYU), and Quita Tinsley (Access Reproductive Care-Southeast); moderated by Katherine Franke (Columbia). For instructions on accessing the event through Zoom, visit tinyurl.com/COVID19JusticeSeries. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, and others. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

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

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Thursday, May 07, 2020

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    The global pandemic is exacerbating discrimination against, and challenges faced by, persons with physical and mental disabilities. Some may face increased risk of becoming infected or seriously-ill with COVID-19, including in institutions, and others may face obstacles in accessing healthcare and other necessary services and supplies. How can advocates promote a disability rights-based response to the pandemic, including one that centers persons with disabilities in decision-making on prevention and containment measures? Join us for a talk with Catalina Devandas Aguilar (UN Special Rapporteur on Rights of Persons with Disabilities), Mohamed Farah (Somali Disability Empowerment Network), Ben Gauntlett (Disability Rights Commissioner, Australia), and Amanda McRae (Women Enabled International); moderated by Elizabeth Emens (Columbia). To view the program, visit tinyurl.com/COVID19JusticeSeries for instructions on accessing the event through Zoom. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, and Just Security. or more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

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    Duke 1Ls: Latham & Watkins' White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, which includes 40 partners throughout the US and around the world, represents organizations and individuals in the most sensitive and high-stakes corporate crises. By participating in our new White Collar Defense & Investigations Virtual Experience Program, you can learn more about the type of work that lawyers in the practice do by (1) identifying relevant documents using search terms; (2) preparing for a witness interview; and (3) calculating a potential prison sentence and fines on chargeable offenses under the US Sentencing Guidelines.

    Arianna Medina L'16, a White Collar associate in our Washington, DC office, will be answering questions about the Virtual Experience Program and discussing what it's like to work in White Collar in DC. Please note that participants will be expected to complete the Virtual Experience Program before the Zoom discussion (link to program and Zoom session will be sent after registration). Space is limited to the first 15 students who register, so please register ASAP! This event is limited to Duke Law JD Class of 2022 students only.
    RSVP required - check the Duke Law CPDC Resource Site (https://sites.duke.edu/lawcpdc/2020/04/20/latham-watkins-white-collar-d…). Sponsored by Latham & Watkins and the CPDC. For more information, please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

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

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    This year's recipients of the Justin Miller Leadership, Integrity, Citizenship, and Intellectual Curiosity awards, and the LLM Justin Miller Award, will be honored during this live event. Following the presentations, enjoy a special curated collection of your favorite Duke Law memories. For more information and to receive the event login details, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

Friday, May 08, 2020

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

  • Virtual

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused policymakers around the world to consider how and when surveillance tools and personal data collection should be used in the name of public health and safety. Robinson Everett Distinguished Fellow and Senior Lecturing Fellow Shane Stansbury and Senior Lecturing Fellow Jolynn Dellinger '93 will join Sanford School of Public Policy Professors David Schanzer and David Hoffman '93 for a discussion of how policy can properly achieve both privacy and public safety. Sponsored by the Sanford School, the Law School, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, the Program in American Grand Strategy, the Department of Political Science, and the Duke Alumni Association. Registration is required to gain access to the event at http://duke.is/NhzKjw. For more information, contact Beth O'Brien at marybeth.obrien@duke.edu.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

  • Virtual

    Hear from rising 3Ls committed to GPI careers about what it's like to intern with various types of GPI employers and their suggestions for how 1Ls can anticipate unique employer needs in a remote environment. Topics will include GPI employer culture, how to set goals, asking for feedback, and how to continue exploring and connecting with your mission and values in this unique remote context. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

    Registration link: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlf-uppj0oH9SJO7AoG5wYn3ESePXTS…

  • Virtual

    The impact of COVID-19 on education is tangibly felt across the globe, with school closures, disparities in access to remote education, disruption to free meal and vaccine programs, risk of increased dropout rates, and more. How can we ensure an accelerated recovery that doesn't widen educational attainment -and related power- gaps between the rich and the poor, between boys and girls, and between the Global North and the Global South? Join us for a talk with experts Helen Abadzi (UT Arlington), Elin Martínez (Human Rights Watch), and Gustavo Payan (DAI/ INEE); moderated by Maya Alkateb-Chami (Columbia). For instructions on accessing the event through Zoom, visit tinyurl.com/COVID19JusticeSeries. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, and others. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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    As society grapples with an unprecedented pandemic, the most vulnerable workers and communities bear the brunt of its immediate and long-term devastating effects, even as they provide essential services to our societies. But can the pandemic also present opportunities to address market failures and position workers' rights as central to a more sustainable, just, and resilient economy? Join us for a talk with Anita Ramasastry (UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights), Alison Kiehl Friedman (ICAR), Kim Cordova (UFCW), and Janhavi Dave (Homenet South Asia); moderated by Aminta Ossom (Harvard) and grounded in the experiences of workers in the food and agricultural sector, and in the informal economy. To view the program, visit tinyurl.com/COVID19JusticeSeries for instructions on accessing the event through Zoom. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, and Just Security. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

  • Virtual

    As governments respond to the novel coronavirus, the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people are under increasing threat. Some face increased risks from stay-at-home orders when home is not a safe environment or when health care discrimination deters LGBTI people from seeking COVID-19 treatment. Discriminatory measures that stigmatize and blame LGBTI people for outbreaks as well as governments' crackdown on LGBTI rights defenders, heighten vulnerabilities and violence. Instead, solutions must be found that center the rights of LGBTI people, including through economic measures to mitigate the adverse impacts of the crisis, as well as ongoing support services. Join us for a talk with Ymania Brown (ILGA World/PHRI), Gloria Careaga (UNAM), Victor Madrigal-Borloz (U.N. Independent Expert), Danilo da Silva (LAMBDA), and Larry Helfer (Duke Law). To view the program, visit tinyurl.com/COVID19JusticeSeries for instructions. Sponsored by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, and Just Security. For more information, contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a conversation with Professor Lisa Kern Griffin: First Principles: Sandra Day O'Connor's Prescription for an Angry Nation. Justice O'Connor-the subject of the recent biography First, by Evan Thomas-has been one of the most admired figures in American public life. Professor Griffin clerked for Justice O'Connor and will discuss her three-part legacy: a lived example of how people thrive in the face of challenges, a lesson about the courage to make compromises, and a theory about the long game of American democracy. Although she has withdrawn from public life, Justice O'Connor still has many lessons to teach-as a person, a professional, and a patriot-and those lessons seem especially significant today. For more information please contact the Alumni & Development office at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register: https://rsvp.duke.edu/d/6nqblm/

Friday, May 22, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Virtual

    Hear from a panel of recent alumni who started their careers as fellows with non-profit organizations. This panel will focus on competitive, project-based fellowships, where alumni conceptualized a fellowship project, partnered with a host organization, and pitched their project to a funder like Skadden or Equal Justice Works. This session is part of the "Meet GPI Alumni" series, held Wednesdays throughout the summer and featuring alumni in various practice areas and settings. Sessions will be recorded for later viewing. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

    Registration: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtdeuprD0iH93N3LinLVaIgoIfC16mB…

Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Virtual

    Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts to discuss how we tell the story of the COVID-19 pandemic and why the language we use and the stories we tell matter. Panelists include: Dr. Christopher Cummings, Senior Research Fellow at NCSU, Founding Director of Decision Analytica, LLC; Dr. Brian Southwell, Senior Director of The Science in the Public Sphere Program in the Center For Communication Science at RTI International; Dr. Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Distinguished Professor of English, Duke University and Moderator, Dr. Mark Borsuk, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Co-Director, Duke Center on Risk, Duke University. Sponsored by Duke Science and Society. For more information and to register, please click on the event title or contact Timothy McDermott @timothy.mcdermott@duke.edu.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Monday, June 01, 2020

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Friday, June 05, 2020

Monday, June 08, 2020

  • Virtual

    The coronavirus pandemic has upended American capitalism and forced the federal government to spend unprecedented sums of money to support struggling consumers and businesses. Thus far, Congress has enacted four separate pieces of legislation, costing approximately $2.4 trillion, with many arguing that more is needed to prevent Great Depression levels of unemployment and reduced economic activity. Please join us via Zoom to hear the Global Financial Markets Center's executive director, Lee Reiners, speak with Vanguard's global chief economist, Joe Davis, about the efficacy of the fiscal policy response to date and what more can, and should, be done. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Please RSVP to jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu to receive the Zoom password.

  • Virtual

    Faculty Only. An informal weekly discussion of Supreme Court cases from this term (via Zoom), led by various faculty members. For more information, please contact Curt Bradley at cbradley@law.duke.edu

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

  • Virtual

    The twenty-seven words of the Second Amendment have been the subject of intense debate, disagreement, and litigation. Against the backdrop of the hyper-politicized debate over gun rights and regulation, this session, presented by Duke Law professor Joseph Blocher, provides a hopeful, "constitutional" alternative. Exploring the history, meaning, and doctrine of the right to keep and bear arms, it demonstrates that the constitution provides a better starting point for the gun debate than our increasingly polarized gun politics. This event is sponsored by the Duke Law Office of Alumni and Development. For more information, please email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register: https://rsvp.duke.edu/d/snq6pt/

Thursday, June 11, 2020

  • Virtual

    Students wondering whether they should pursue an externship (either locally, in D.C., or elsewhere) should attend this online information session, where we will have the opportunity to discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of pursuing an externship in the 2020-2021 school year. You will hear about available placement sites, discuss some best practices for remote externships, and hear from students who successfully completed in-person and remote externships this past spring. Now is the time to look for placements. Join us via Zoom (https://duke.zoom.us/j/96108483019) to find out what you need to know. Any questions can be directed to Anne Gordon, Director of Externships, at agordon@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

  • Virtual

    Duke Law Students are invited to join Nicole Ligon, Lecturing Fellow & Supervising Attorney for the First Amendment Clinic, to learn about the history of the 1st Amendment and protests in the United States. Professor Ligon will discuss the role of legal observers and what she has learned in the process of advising protestors. This virtual session is open to all current Duke Law Students. It is being offered on a Saturday so that it does not conflict with student internships and allows more students to attend. Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkdu-prDsrHtGkJ1SofBRwqrsODP5TY…. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Sponsored by the First Amendment Clinic and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell (boswell@law.duke.edu)

Monday, June 15, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

  • Webcast

    Please join us for an online event with a distinguished group of speakers from our Black community at Duke. Faculty scholars will discuss the background, dimensions and impact of racism and racist policies and structures, and students and staff will share their perspectives and insights. We will also discuss actionable steps to move forward. This will be a first step to fully engage all members of our community to consider new ways to advance Duke's goals toward achieving racial justice and equity.

    Sponsored by the Office for Institutional Equity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

    Registration is required for this online event. If you do not have a Zoom account on duke.zoom.us using your netID[at]duke.edu, you must create an account before registering. Please go to duke.zoom.us and create an account using your netID[at]duke.edu. Then, when registering for the event, it is critical that you use your netID[at]duke.edu email address rather than an alias (e.g., firstname.lastname[at]duke.edu).

    This event is for Duke faculty, staff, and students only. It is not open to the public.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Virtual

    Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts in a virtual discussion of how our election process is affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and what we must do to meet these challenges. The panel will consist of Guy-Uriel Charles, the Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law, Anupam B. Jena, the Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy of Harvard Medical School, and Martha E. Kropf, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at UNC-Charlotte. Professor Nita Farahany, Director, Duke Initiative For Science & Society, will moderate. Sponsored by Duke Science & Society. RSVP for connection details at https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/coronavirus-conversations-ele….

Monday, June 29, 2020

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Thursday, July 02, 2020

  • Virtual

    For faculty only. Please join us for a Supreme Court Panel hosted by UNC Law School. Panelists include, Deborah Gerhardt, Mike Gerhardt, Holning Lau, and Bill Marshall. For Zoom information and questions, please contact Rachel Greeson (Rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu).

Monday, July 06, 2020

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Thursday, July 09, 2020

  • Virtual

    Please join Kerry Abrams, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law, for a conversation with Duke Law faculty members on the current state of policing throughout the United States, with an emphasis on how policies and biases impact communities of color. Panelists will discuss the history of policing in the United States; address how political movements have been used to demand reform and how the current moment compares to earlier protests; the role of the law and the legal profession in maintaining the status quo; and how the law can be used to enact reforms. The panel includes, Brandon L. Garrett L. the Neil Williams, Jr. Professor of Law and the Director of the Duke Center for Science and Justice; Lisa Kern Griffin, the Candace M. Carroll and Leonard B. Simon Professor of Law; H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr, Professor and John Hope Franklin Research Scholar; and Darrell A. H. Miller, the Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law and the Co-Director of the Duke Center for Firearms Law. The conversation will be moderated by Jesse McCoy, the James Scott Farrin Senior Lecturing Fellow and Supervising Attorney for the Duke Civil Justice Clinic. Attendance is limited to members of the Duke Law community. Please register in advance at http://rsvp.duke.edu/d/67qm4c. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell (boswell@law.duke.edu)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

  • Virtual

    On Tuesday, July 14 at 6pm ET, join associates from four of Ropes & Gray's specialized corporate practice groups as they highlight their work experience and client focus, discuss how their respective practice groups collaborate successfully on key corporate deals and transactions, and answer your related questions. This panel will feature Duke alumni Josh Carroll L'16 (Asset Management), Sean Murphy L'16 (Private Capital Transactions), Caitlin O'Neill L'17 (Real Estate), and Beibei Sun L'16 (Strategic Transactions). This event is limited to currently enrolled Duke Law JD students only. RSVP required - check Careering emails and the Duke Law CPDC Resource Site (https://sites.duke.edu/lawcpdc/2020/06/24/summer-2020-connections-emplo…) announcements page for the RSVP link. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Please contact Susan Anderson (susan.anderson@law.duke.edu) for more information.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

  • Virtual

    Join the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Office of Academic Affairs for a discussion of course selection for GPI-focused students. Upper level students will share their choices and considerations, including courses you should prioritize depending on your career path goals and how classes, clinics, and externships enhanced their 2L summer and post-graduate interview narratives. We will also cover PIPS Certificate academic requirements for those enrolled or who plan to enroll in the program. Registration link: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvf-mvrjspHNJdfuTq6hv3JqRc6-b5R…. Sponsored by PIPB. Please contact Monique Taylor (mtaylor@law.duke.edu) with any questions.

  • Virtual

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

Monday, July 20, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by Professor Mat McCubbins, for more information please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    In 1989, Congress recognized the importance of preserving and promoting Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) for their role in promoting economic prosperity in the historically marginalized communities they serve. Unfortunately, the pandemic threatens to set back the critical policy goal of promoting credit and financial opportunity in these communities. Please join us to hear more about the role of MDIs and the challenges they face from James Sills, CEO and President of M&F Bank in Durham. M&F was founded in 1907 by a group of nine successful businessmen in Durham in a thriving district that came to be known as Black Wall Street. Today M&F Bank is a $265 million asset state-chartered bank with over 70 employees and serving the five largest urban markets in North Carolina: Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Winston Salem and Raleigh. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Please RSVP to jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu to receive the Zoom password.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Friday, July 24, 2020

Saturday, July 25, 2020

  • Virtual

    Join a coalition of student groups for a discussion and Q&A on the merits, issues, and trade-offs of defunding-to-reallocate budget initiatives.

    Sponsored by Black Law Students Association, Latin American Law Students Association, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Womxn of Color Collective, American Civil Liberties Union, National Lawyers Guild, Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project, Human Rights Law Society, and OutLaw. For more information, please contact Luis Basurto Villanueva at luis.basurto.villanueva@duke.edu.

    Event Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/3228312874 Submit Questions: Https://tinyurl.com/DukeDefund

Monday, July 27, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by Professor Mat McCubbins, for more information please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Rodney Hood is the first African-American to lead a federal banking regulatory agency, the National Credit Union Administration-the independent agency that oversees the nation's federally insured credit unions. Since entering the role last year, Chairman Hood has focused on building and reinforcing places that have fallen behind, often in areas where opportunity is limited, like hard-pressed urban neighborhoods and rural communities fighting decline. Join us as Mr. Hood offers his thoughts on how financial regulators can make inclusion a major priority in the financial industry and what financial institutions can do to promote financial inclusion and opportunities in underserved communities. Chairman Hood will also offer his perspective on the health of America's financial institutions given the ongoing pandemic. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Please RSVP to jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu to receive the Zoom password.

  • Virtual

    On Wednesday, July 29 at 2:30pm, Herbert Smith Freehills will provide students with an introduction to the Firm and an opportunity to meet a few of its prestigious attorneys. Our attorneys will discuss the summer program, what we look for in summer associate candidates and our main practice areas. We will also answer any questions students may have about the Firm. We look forward to meeting you!

    This event is limited to currently enrolled Duke Law JD students only.
    RSVP required - check Careering emails and the Duke Law CPDC Resource Site (https://sites.duke.edu/lawcpdc/2020/07/06/summer-2020-connections-emplo…) announcements page for the RSVP link. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Please contact Susan Anderson (susan.anderson@law.duke.edu) for more information.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Virtual

    Medical image analysis with machine learning holds immense promise for accelerating the radiology workflow and benefiting patient care for COVID-19. Given the level of training and work involved in manually inspecting chest CT scans, there is significant interest in developing machine learning models that can automatically interpret chest CT images, including for COVID-19 patients. However, the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in radiological imaging is relatively new, and codes of ethics and practice for use of AI in imaging are just now being contemplated by the medical community. Please join our panel of technical and ethical experts to discuss the ethics of using machine learning and AI to process images for COVID-19 patients. Sponsored by Duke Science & Society and Duke +Data Science. RSVP for connection details (https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/coronavirus-conversations-eth…). For more information, please contact Timothy McDermott (timothy.mcdermott@duke.edu).

  • Virtual

    Join us via video conference on Thursday, July 30 at 6pm ET to learn more about Morgan Lewis. We offer an innovative work experience for second-year law students - one that combines a rich summer experience with hands-on, in-depth work at Morgan Lewis, targeted professional development and training, and then in-house training at a public interest or community-based organization. To learn more about our practice, please go to https://www.morganlewis.com/our-practice.

    For more details and to RSVP, check Careering emails and the Duke Law CPDC Resource Site Announcements page (https://sites.duke.edu/lawcpdc/2020/07/10/summer-2020-connections-emplo…) for the RSVP link.

    This event is limited to currently enrolled Duke Law JD students only. RSVP required - Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Please contact Susan Anderson (susan.anderson@law.duke.edu) for more information.

Monday, August 03, 2020

  • Virtual

    For faculty only. Please join us for a panel hosted by UNC Law School. Panelists include, Deborah Weissman, Kathryn Sabbeth, Jeff Hirsch, Rich Saver, Barb Fedders, and Don Hornstein. For Zoom information and questions, please contact Rachel Greeson (Rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu).

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    Join us to learn about Reporting Idle Effort, Conflict of Interest policy changes at Duke and the Research Quality Management Program. Attending the town hall fulfills the Responsible Conduct of Research RCR-200 requirement for Faculty and Staff.

    Speakers:

    Geeta Swamy, Associate Vice President for Research and Vice Dean for Scientific Integrity
    Angie Solomon, Associate Director, Conflict of Interest, Duke Office of Scientific Integrity
    Kristi Prather, Associate Director, Research Operations, Duke Office of Scientific Integrity

    Registration is required: http://duke.is/r15G6T

    Zoom details are emailed to all registrants

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a panel that will examine the pandemic's effects on marginalized populations and will consider policy interventions designed to address structural inequality. Panelists include Theodore Shaw, the Director of the Center for Civil Rights at UNC Law School; Angela Onwuachi-Willig, the dean of Boston University School of Law and a renowned critical race scholar; Nina Kohn, a leading expert in elder law; Saru Jayaraman, the President of One Fair Wage; writer and political strategist Rinku Sen; immigration law scholar and activist César García Hernández; and Ravi Ragbir, immigrant rights activist and Executive Director of the New Sanctuary Coalition. Professor Trina Jones will moderate this discussion. Please RSVP for the August 3 webinar here. https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b3hxS3ZDYSGKBuJ Sponsored by the Center on Law, Race and Politics. For more information please contact Isabel Fox at Isabel.fox@law.duke.edu

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Join us via video conference to meet Orrick attorneys. Learn more about the firm, ask questions and make connections in advance of 2L hiring. This event is limited to currently enrolled 2L and 3L Duke Law JD students only. RSVP required - check Careering emails and the Duke Law CPDC Resource Site announcements page (https://sites.duke.edu/lawcpdc/2020/07/10/summer-2020-connections-emplo…) for the RSVP link. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Please contact Susan Anderson (susan.anderson@law.duke.edu) for more information.

  • Virtual

    We understand the potential frustration with disruptions to the Hardt Cup as planned last Spring and heard your desire for a similar opportunity. In response, the Moot Court Board is excited to announce that we will be holding a virtual Hardt Cup this September! In this info session, the Hardt Cup Coordinators will discuss the virtual nature of this year's tournament. The information session will also cover Do's and Don't's for both the required written and oral arguments. Finally, we will answer any questions you may have about the tournament and the chance to join the Moot Court Board. Though we wish we could meet in person, we are still excited to host a virtual Hardt Cup for the rising 2L's. We can't wait to join you for this info session! Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Hardt Cup Coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com. Please pre-register here: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMofuiqqj8uGdE2CnwtiUQoOR8mbYWgv…

Thursday, August 06, 2020

  • Virtual

    McGuireWoods' Employer Spotlight will provide students with a brief introduction to the Firm and an opportunity to meet a few of its prestigious attorneys. Our attorneys will discuss our summer program, what we look for in candidates, various practice groups and industry teams, and our dedication to client service. We will also answer any questions students may have about the Firm. We look forward to meeting you! This event is limited to currently enrolled Duke Law JD students only. RSVP here (required) (https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8XkwfsjtPiWkbX). Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu for more information.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Friday, August 14, 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

  • Virtual

    Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact the Office of International Studies at international@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Duke Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) welcomes our incoming students and invites you to attend a virtual Bienvenida to meet faculty, staff, current LALSA members and other incoming Latinx students. This is a great opportunity to meet various members of the Duke Law community leading up to LEAD week. Sponsored by LALSA. To RSVP, please contact Arturo Nava at arturo.nava@duke.edu.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • Virtual

    The Business Law Society is thrilled to welcome all incoming 1Ls and LLMs to Duke! The Business Law Society is committed to providing 1Ls and LLMs with educational programming about the intersection of Law and Business, as well as premier networking opportunities with successful attorneys. We invite you to attend our introduction meeting to learn what the Business Law Society is and how you can get involved with our organization! Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Aaron Level at aaron.level@duke.edu. Please pre-register for the event here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2In47scMKR2Rvv

  • Virtual

    For information on speakers and dates please visit law.duke.edu/faculty/faculty-workshops/ . Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu with questions.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

  • Virtual

    Join Duke Science & Society and a panel of experts in a discussion of the extent to which implicit, explicit, structural, and systemic racial biases in healthcare result in poorer outcomes for Black COVID-19 patients, and other people of color - and what to do to correct for those disparate outcomes.
    Panelists are Dr. Khiara M. Bridges, Ph.D., J.D, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law; Dr. Daniela Lamas, M.D. at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist; Dr. Sylvia Perry, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at Northwestern University. The moderator is Thomas Williams, J.D, Law and Biosciences Fellow at Duke Initiative for Science & Society. RSVP is required: duke.is/swcjiz. Cohosts of the event are The Duke Law Center for Science and Justice; The Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity; and the Duke Center on Law, Race, and Politics. For more information, please contact Timothy McDermott at timothy.mcdermott@duke.edu

  • Virtual

    Virtual "dinner" introducing 1Ls to progressive student organizations at the law school. Lawyers for Reproductive Justice, the National Lawyers Guild, American Constitution Society, Womxn of Color Collective, Duke Immigrant Rights Project, ACLU, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Environmental Law Society, Economic Justice Project, Human Rights Law Society, and Law Students for Accessibility will all be co-hosting and co-sponsoring. This event will take place on Zoom. Registration is not required. Join using the following Zoom link https://duke.zoom.us/j/99233026741 or meeting ID 992 3302 6741. For more information, please contact Danielle Siegel at Danielle.siegel@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Government and Public Service Society is excited to welcome 1Ls to Duke! We will introduce GPS and discuss GPS's programs and goals for the academic year, and invite 1L's to learn more about public service at Duke Law. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. The Zoom link for this virtual meeting is: https://duke.zoom.us/j/93655997061. For more information, please contact Marco Paternoster at mp400@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Enrolled students for any Duke Law Clinic are invited to attend this open house event. Students will have an opportunity to meet our faculty and each other virtually, ask questions and learn more about the scope of our clinical program and plans for Fall semester. By invitation only. Check with your Clinic Director for more information. Sponsored by Duke Law Clinics. For more information, please contact Ryke Longest at longest@law.duke.edu.

Friday, August 28, 2020

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Welcome to Duke! The Federalist Society invites any interested students to a virtual social hour on Friday, August 28th at 6:30. Get to know current members, meet other like-minded students, and learn about the organization. Pre-registration is not required. This event will take place over Zoom at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/9736102898 or at the following meeting ID: 973 610 2898. For additional information/questions: please contact John Sack at john.sack@duke.edu

Monday, August 31, 2020

  • Virtual

    Meet the Duke Center on Law & Technology and learn more about our initiative, Duke Law By Design. First, we'll introduce you to design thinking. Then, we'll frame the problem: the intersection between access to justice and the regulation of lawyers. Finally, this session will introduce the fall 2020 Legal Design Derby and provide information on how to apply. More on the Legal Design Derby: In teams of three or four, law students will frame a question to an access to justice problem and use human-centered design principles to develop, refine, and present a prototype during a public event in late October. Students will receive weekly content from Duke Law By Design facilitators and support from advisors, coaches and community members. Presentations will be reviewed by a panel of judges and prizes will be awarded to the top teams Register at https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtfuivqDgtGNw2_LcZPq8OVeMN770Zw…. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Tech. For more information, please contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Current 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to join Duke Law alumni volunteers for a small gathering to discuss living and working in Atlanta, GA. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. The Zoom link will be provided to registrants. This event is co-sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Career and Professional Development Center. Questions? Please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.
    Registration link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3rrPpkhdb5FMvnT

  • Virtual

    *Update: Registration Closed* Current 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to join Duke Law alumni volunteers for a small gathering to discuss living and working in Washington, D.C.. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. The Zoom link will be provided to registrants. This event is co-sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Career and Professional Development Center. Questions? Please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.
    Registration link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6ExT07rkMOMgWbz

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

  • Virtual

    The Duke Law Innocence Project is committed to fighting to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals and to educating the public about the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions. The Innocence Project invites all JD and LLM students to attend this information session to learn more about the organization's work and ways to get involved. The zoom link for the information session is: https://duke.zoom.us/j/93559162674. Sponsored by the Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Steven Dallas at sdallas@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join for a discussion with Jeff Sands, Assistant Section Chief in the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Environment and Natural Resource's (ENRD) Environmental Enforcement Section. Jeff Sands will discuss the DOJ, ENRD, and its hiring process and opportunities. ENRD is accepting applications to its Honors Program until September 8th (https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/entry-level-attorneys). These positions are in Washington, DC, beginning in the fall of 2021. ENRD is also hiring summer and semester law clerks (unpaid) into both the Washington office and field offices (https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/volunteer-legal-internships). Please join the event at https://duke.zoom.us/j/5230585726. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Jess Kuesel at jessica.kuesel@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join Dean Abrams for a weekly update on Zoom to celebrate the successes of members of the Duke Law community, share updates on what is going on at the Law School and in the legal profession, and help you get to know key staff and faculty on a more personal level. Dean Abrams' special guest this week will be Professor Gina-Gail Fletcher. For the Duke Law community only. The program will be recorded and posted to the website for those who can't attend. Zoom link: http://bit.ly/DeanAbrams

  • Virtual

    The Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono invites all students, JDs & LLMs, to join us for the Public Interest and Pro Bono Kickoff event to learn about various pro bono and public interest opportunities. Students can ask questions of staff members in a general Zoom Room or chat with student group leaders and participants by popping in on specific groups and projects. All students interested in public interest programming and volunteering for a pro bono project this year (unless already engaged in the project), should try to join the session to ask questions and to sign-up for listservs and training information. Links to join staff and student leaders are available on the Kick-Off page: https://sites.law.duke.edu/pipb/kickoff/. Please contact Monique Taylor at Monique.taylor@law.duke.edu with questions.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

  • Virtual

    For information on speakers and dates please visit law.duke.edu/faculty/faculty-workshops/ . Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu with questions.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

  • Virtual

    In the ongoing national conversations about policing, protest, racism, and violence, the role of guns plays an important part. And with gun purchasing, carrying, and brandishing increasingly in the news during the Covid-19 pandemic, the intersection of these issues takes on heightened importance. Join us for an online panel discussion about these issues. Panelists include Duke's own Darrell Miller, Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Intellectual Life, and Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Firearms Law; Kami Chavis, Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives, Professor of Law, and Director of Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest University School of Law; Alice Ristroph, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School; and Stuart Schrader, Lecturer and Assistant Research Scientist in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. Please register at: https://duke.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v8Q6n8jwSAOgfeEzpTaG5w Sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law. Contact Theresa Boyce (theresa.boyce@law.duke.edu) for more information.

Friday, September 04, 2020

Monday, September 07, 2020

  • Virtual

    Please join WLSA for a discussion led by Professor Thomson and Moot Court Board Member Kaitlin Phillips regarding tips and tricks to set yourself up for success in this year's virtual Hardt Cup. A Zoom link for this event will be sent out closer to the date. Sponsored by Women's Law Student Association. For more information, please contact Kendall Huennekens at kh387@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Come join PILF (Public Interest Law Foundation) for our beginning of the year general body meeting! Last year, over 100 students received guaranteed summer funding for unpaid government and public interest internships through participation in PILF-sponsored events. We will introduce our new board, explain how students can receive guaranteed summer funding through the completion of PILF hours, and answer any questions students have. All 1Ls are strongly encouraged to attend, though a recording will be sent out following the meeting. The Zoom link for the virtual meeting is: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73451972295?pwd=WGxTODVnQ05yMnJDRTNJQ2xmV2xIQ…. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Lauren Smith at lauren.smith@lawnet.duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

  • Virtual

    Curious about what it means to be a litigation attorney? How often they go to court? Is it exactly like what you see on TV? Please join the Business Law Society and its esteemed attorney panel to find out the answers to these questions--and more! This panel will give you insight into what it actually means to be a litigation attorney working in business-related practice areas. Please pre-register here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6VZp0MoNJ3eBef3 Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Macklin Willigan at maw123@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Join Dean Abrams for a weekly update on Zoom to celebrate the successes of members of the Duke Law community, share updates on what is going on at the Law School and in the legal profession, and help you get to know faculty, staff, and students on a more personal level. Dean Abrams' special guest this week will be Clinical Professor Rebecca Rich '06. For the Duke Law community only. The program will be recorded and posted to the website for those who can't attend. Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/91531526191.

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

  • Virtual

    For information on speakers and dates please visit law.duke.edu/faculty/faculty-workshops/ . Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • Virtual

    Please join Eric Grouse '02, Associate General Counsel & Legal Director at Amazon Web Services for a conversation about his work and career. Mr. Grouse has over ten years of experience at Amazon, starting in Seattle in 2009 and including time working in Tokyo and now in London, where he has led legal teams to tackle strategic cross-border transactions, a wide range of regulatory, policy and compliance matters, and new product and service launches. Mr. Grouse will discuss his career path, day-to-day work, and challenges and opportunities leading a busy in-house department of a global company. He will also share career tips and advice for students interested in working abroad or in-house as an attorney at some point in their careers, and his experience working at the intersection of law & tech. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu. Pre-registration is required for the event: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7ao5iiMbwamJZfD

  • Virtual

    Join the Criminal Law Society for an opportunity to meet the board and learn more about the organization. You will also be able to get information about ways to get involved with the organization. Anyone interested in criminal law as a topic or potential career path should attend to learn more. Sponsored by the Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Ryan Kuchinski at ryan.kuchinski@duke.edu. Meeting access link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92654021133

  • Online

    ***This virtual event is for current Duke students only.***

    Are you an undergraduate OR graduate student who's new to Duke (or just new to energy)? Come learn more about the events, programs, and offerings you can take advantage of at Duke. You'll get to meet faculty and staff from the Energy Initiative, its Energy Data Analytics Lab, the Energy Access Project at Duke, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and Sustainable Duke. And student leaders from energy clubs and Energy Week at Duke will be on hand too!

    RSVP here: https://bit.ly/energywelcome
    We'll have plenty to share, but also will leave time for your questions. Presentations and Q&A will be from 6-7, with (optional) networking from 7-7:30. Can't wait to meet you!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Virtual

    This event provides students who haven't volunteered with the Health Care Planning Project an overview of the purpose and activities of the Project. The Project provides legal assistance to cancer patients and other North Carolina residents who are interested in advance care planning. Alongside attorney volunteers, students prepare Power of Attorney and Healthcare Power of Attorney forms and Advanced Directives. Our goal is to help our clients ensure their voices are heard by assisting them with appointing trusted individuals to act on their behalf and documenting their healthcare preferences. Join the event at https://duke.zoom.us/j/94464054705 This event is hosted by the Health Care Planning Project. For more information, please contact Carrie Wang at cw394@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Hear Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), discuss his new book, "Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy." Growing problems in the increasingly one-sided finance markets blew up the economy in 2008. In the aftermath, Congress created the CFPB. Sharing the stories of individual consumers, Watchdog shows how the Bureau quickly became a powerful force for good, suing big banks for cheating or deceiving consumers, putting limits on predatory lenders, simplifying mortgage paperwork, and stepping in to help solve problems raised by individual consumers. Cordray will also discuss recent developments, including the Supreme Court's Seila Law decision, as well as what consumer protection may look like under a Biden administration. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Please RSVP to jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu to receive the Zoom password.

  • Virtual

    What is a judicial clerkship? What is the experience like? How can clerking for a judge help you reach your career goals? Join Profs. Tom Metzloff, Kathy Bradley, Darrell Miller and Kendall Gray to learn more about clerkships and hear about their clerkship experiences with state and federal courts. To attend this panel, please click on the Zoom link listed below at the appropriate date and time.

    https://duke.zoom.us/j/94092683608

    Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    LANC attorney, D.J. Dore will provide Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) members with the necessary training needed to assist military veterans with disability claims, discharge upgrades, and other legal issues. Sponsored by Veterans Assistance Project - Pro Bono Group. The Zoom link for the training session is https://duke.zoom.us/j/8160263913. For more information, please contact Courtney Kobren at courtney.kobren@duke.edu or Britta Momanyi at britta.momanyi@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Duke APALSA would like to invite incoming and returning students for a fall semester virtual welcome event! Come to meet fellow students, play games, learn more about the organization, and find out more about our programs and events for the year! Sponsored by APALSA and DBA. For more information, please contact Emma Li at jiani.li@duke.edu. Email Sofi Kim at sofi.kim@duke.edu to be added to the APALSA listserv.

Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Virtual

    Please join Eric Grouse '02, Associate General Counsel & Legal Director at Amazon Web Services for a conversation about his work and career. Mr. Grouse has over ten years of experience at Amazon, starting in Seattle in 2009 and including time working in Tokyo and now in London, where he has led legal teams to tackle strategic cross-border transactions, a wide range of regulatory, policy and compliance matters, and new product and service launches. Mr. Grouse will discuss his career path, day-to-day work, and challenges and opportunities leading a busy in-house department of a global company. He will also share career tips and advice for students interested in working abroad or in-house as an attorney at some point in their careers, and his experience working at the intersection of law & tech. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu. Pre-registration is required for the event: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7ao5iiMbwamJZfD

  • Virtual

    Across the country, the toll of the COVID pandemic on black and brown people has been devastating, as a disproportionate number of them are sickened, seriously injured, and killed by the virus. Conditions in the places where black and brown people tend to live, learn and work; their relative socio-economic status; the cumulative effects of racism on black and brown people (otherwise known as "weathering"); and other factors have directly contributed to this catastrophe. Sponsored by Duke Science and Society. Co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Science and Justice, The Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity,The Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics, and the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. For more information, please contact Timothy McDermott at timothy.mcdermott@duke.edu. Register for the event here: https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/coronavirus-conversations-imp….

  • Virtual

    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. Registration is not required. Join the event with the following Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/s/9196137007. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Virtual

    OutLaw, Duke Law's LGBTQI affinity group, is hosting its inaugural virtual general body meeting for the 2020-21 Academic Year. Interested members are encouraged to join for an overview of events we have planned for the fall semester and to meet the Board. Feel free to come with questions or ideas. For more information, please contact Edward Gonzales at edward.l.gonzales@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Economic Justice Project is excited to welcome the class of 2022 to Duke Law! We are a student-led pro bono project involved in research, advocacy, and litigation surrounding issues of economic justice and consumer protection. Please join us for a virtual lunch to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved. Special guest Ted Mermin, an expert on consumer law who is the Executive Director of the Public Good Law Center and the Interim Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, will be helping us kick off the year. The zoom link for the virtual meeting is https://duke.zoom.us/j/97624513611. Sponsored by the Economic Justice Project. For more information, please contact Chris Ryan at cdr56@duke.edu.

  • Webcast

    **This event is open to Duke University alumni as well as current students, faculty, and staff**
    RSVP: https://bit.ly/energyfuture20

    What are some key trends shaping the future of energy, and how is Duke University research accelerating progress in these areas? Get insights from Duke experts on topics like energy access, electrification and automation of transportation, diversification of energy sources and technologies, and pursuit of decarbonization policy goals.

    This virtual event organized by the Duke University Energy Initiative will feature quick talks, Q&A, and a networking reception. This event is open only to Duke alumni and current students, faculty, and staff.
    Advance registration is required **RSVP: https://bit.ly/energyfuture20

    PANELISTS
    *Lori Bennear - Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy Economics and Policy and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives, Nicholas School of the Environment

    *Nico Hotz - Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Pratt School of Engineering

    *Kate Konschnik - Director of the Climate and Energy Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Law

    *Jonathan Phillips - Director, Energy Access Project at Duke

    RSVP: https://bit.ly/energyfuture20

  • Virtual

    Current 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to join us for a small gathering to discuss living and working in the Bay Area. Jeremy Veit L'00 will join us for the call. Space is limited to ten students. Pre-registration is required. This call is part of a series that will be hosted throughout the year. The Zoom link will be provided to registrants. This event is co-sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.
    Use the following link to sign up: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2mJsFE05p4MfHDf

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • Virtual

    Please join a panel discussion of the international reach of the Black Lives Matter movement with Dominique Day, Executive Director, DAYLIGHT, and Chairperson, United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent; Rym Khadhraoui, Amnesty International; and, Thato Masiagnoako, Researcher, Socio-Economic Rights Institute; moderated by Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law, and Director of the Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic. This event is part of the Duke Law Human Rights in Practice series organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean; the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics; the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association; the Black Law Students Association; Human Rights Law Society; International Law Society; Latin American Law Students Association; Middle East North African Law Students Association; South Asian Law Student Association; and Womxn of Color Collective. The event is free and open to all. To join the virtual event go to https://duke.zoom.us/j/99625071889?pwd=N05DUjZ0enhSb1prdklwNnk3bXNPUT09; for information on alternative ways to access the event can be found on the event webpage at https://bit.ly/31SROsJ. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu

  • Virtual

    Join the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) for our first general body meeting of the year! We look forward to welcoming incoming students and will be providing a preview of what is in store for the rest of the academic year. The main topics to be covered will include an overview of upcoming programming, diversity fellowship applications, 1L representative positions, and additional resources to help you navigate this unique semester. Sponsored by LALSA. Join us at: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92924145407. For information, please contact Arturo Nava at arturo.nava@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join Dean Abrams for a weekly update on Zoom to celebrate the successes of members of the Duke Law community, share updates on what is going on at the Law School and in the legal profession, and help you get to know faculty, staff, and students on a more personal level. Dean Abrams' special guest this week will be DBA leaders Emily Tribulski '21 , Emmy Wydman '22, and Parker O'Neill '22. For the Duke Law community only. The program will be recorded and posted to the website for those who can't attend. Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/91531526191.

  • Virtual

    On June 25, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper signed the Second Chance Act into Law. The Second Chance Act is a bipartisan "clean slate" bill that will expand eligibility for expunging nonviolent criminal convictions after a waiting period, and automates expungement of certain dismissed or "not guilty" charges. This bill allows prosecutors to petition for expungement for dismissed or "not guilty" charges and Raise the Age convictions, and allows individuals to petition for expungement of multiple nonviolent misdemeanor convictions after 7 years of good behavior. Expunction of these records opens the doors for employment and housing to hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians. Currently, Forward Justice is trying to contact 180,000 North Carolinians to inform them of their probable eligibility for expunction and to encourage them to register to vote. Duke Law Students can assist in this effort by calling or texting the persons on the list and making them aware of their possible eligibility. Sponsored by Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/94834886293

  • Virtual

    This event is an HRLS follow up discussion to the event earlier in the day by the International Human Rights Clinic and Center for International & Comparative Law. This event will give students an opportunity to create community and to reflect and share our thoughts and questions about the event, as well as a supplemental article found here: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/06/1066542. Students are asked to read the article and listen to the speech by Tendayi Achiume that you can find in the article, in advance (it's very short). The zoom link is: https://duke.zoom.us/j/97180675448. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. For more information please contact Clare Holtzman at crh81@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Virtual

    For information on speakers and dates please visit law.duke.edu/faculty/faculty-workshops/ . Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • Virtual

    The Global Financial Markets Center welcomes all to a virtual fireside chat with C. Allen Parker (T '77), senior executive vice president and general counsel of Wells Fargo, and former presiding partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Come and join the Duke Immigrant & Refugee Project (DIRP) Kick-Off to learn more about our organization, board members, faculty support (Professors Evans and Ellison), upcoming events, and pro bono opportunities! DIRP assists immigrants and refugees near and far through a variety of pro bono projects (all virtual this semester). DIRP also educates Duke Law students on current immigration issues. We look forward to (virtually) meeting you! Meeting ID: 965 9316 6785. Sponsored by DIRP. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Chandler Beam at Mary.Beam@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Interested in working in one of the fastest-growing and most radically changing industries? Join attorneys from the FDA, Covington & Burling LLP, Genentech, and Duke Office of Counsel for a panel discussion on the various career avenues available to those interested in the healthcare industry. To joint the event, please use Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/91259644784 Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Chorong Song at chorong.song@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Federalist Society welcomes all interested students to our introductory meeting on 9/16. The meeting will introduce the organization, learn what events we offer throughout the year, how you can be involved as a 1L, and answer any questions you have. Pre-registration is not required. This event will take place over Zoom at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/9736102898 or at the following meeting ID: 973 610 2898. Sponsored by Federalist Society. For additional information/questions: please contact John Sack at john.sack@duke.edu

Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Virtual

    The Women's Law Student Association invites you to our annual Class Participation Panel! Join us for a discussion featuring upperclassmen and faculty moderator to learn about how to participate meaningfully in a law school environment. The Zoom link for this virtual meeting is https://duke.zoom.us/j/4789901728 . Sponsored by the Women's Law Student Association. For More Information, please email Angela Sbano at ars123@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Current 1Ls: Interested in entrepreneurship, transactional law, intellectual property, or advising startups? Jump start your career with a dual degree JD/LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship! It's not too late to add this program to your Duke Law experience. Join current students, Program Director Erika Buell, career counselor Jenn Caplan, and academic advisor and Assistant Dean Amanda Lacoff to learn more about the value of this program, curricular requirements, and how to apply for the program. RSVP by Wednesday, September 16 at https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoc-qvqj8vG93isR1DM-AAG2oM0uq19… More information on the JD/LLMLE here: https://law.duke.edu/llmle/jd/ This event has limited space and will be repeated on Thursday, October 1. Sponsored by the Program in Law & Entrepreneurship. For more information, contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    This program will provide an overview of CPDC resources for finding summer opportunities overseas. The topics discussed will include the array of international options available, including law firms, international organizations and NGOs, and how to find and apply for them. Sponsored by the International Studies Office and Career Center. Registration link: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kduygqTwoGNSqcd-lw7BhC4bA75Typ…. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    H. Timothy Lovelace Jr., Duke Law's John Hope Franklin Research Scholar Professor of Law, will lead a small-group discussion of The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass. This event will be limited to 25 students, chosen randomly from registered participants. Participants are asked to read the book in advance. Sponsored by the Center on Law, Race and Politics. For more information, and to pre-register please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join the Food Law Society and the Animal Legal Defense Fund for our fall kickoff event: virtual trivia night! Come meet our board members and learn more about our organizations, while showing off your trivia skills. No registration needed - to join the event, please use this zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/94660162246. Sponsored by the Duke Food Law Society and the Animal Legal Defense Fund. For more information, please contact Bridget Eklund at bridget.eklund@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join the Women Law Students Association for a social hour! This is an opportunity for incoming students to learn more about WLSA and ways to get involved this year. It will also be a chance to get to know other WLSA members! Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please reach out to Nya Gavin at nya.gavin@duke.edu.

Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Virtual

    Climate change poses a "slow motion" systemic threat to the stability of the U.S. financial system requiring urgent action from financial regulators, including the Federal Reserve and the Securities Exchange Commission. That is one of the findings of a recently released landmark report commissioned by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and put together by a panel convened about 10 months ago by CFTC Commissioner Rostin Behnam. Please join us as Commissioner Behnam discusses the report's recommendations and next steps with Duke Law professor Sarah Bloom Raskin. Professor Raskin served as Deputy Treasury Secretary from 2014 to January 20, 2017 and prior to that she served as a governor of the Federal Reserve Board. Professor Raskin has been a leading voice on the need for financial regulators to incorporate climate change into their mandates. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. Please RSVP to jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu to receive the Zoom password.

  • Virtual

    Join If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice as we lay out our plans for the year, introduce our new 1L reps, and kick-off our pro bono work. We're a young organization who can't wait to meet our new members and reconnect with our continuing members, and look forward to creating a space for like-minded folks to do some good work. Now more than ever, we're working to expand our view on the broad impact of reproductive justice and center new perspectives, identities, and intersectionalities, and we want your ideas! If this piques your interest, grab your lunch (that we wish we could provide for you!) and hop on Zoom with us at: https://duke.zoom.us/j/97026829365. Sponsored by If/When/How. For more information, please contact Emmy Wydman at mew89@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society(SELS) for our first event of the year. We want to welcome back our old members as well as any 1L's interested in Sports and Entertainment Law. In this meeting, we will discuss upcoming opportunities and our plan for the year. We will also speak about opportunities for 1L's to get involved. We look forward to meeting everyone and hope you'll join us in making SELS a part of your law school experience. Sponsored by SELS. For more information please contact Shira Levine at shira.levine@duke.edu. Join us at https://duke.zoom.us/j/9304251466

  • Virtual

    Join the Honorable Brett Busby, Supreme Court of Texas, the Honorable Abdul Kallon (tentative), U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, and the Honorable Marina Garcia Marmolejo, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 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.

    Please visit the CPDC Resource site at https://sites.duke.edu/lawcpdc/judicial-clerkships/clerkshipevents/ to register for the event.

    Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Get ready to support your classmates in the final round of the Fall 2020 Hardt Cup competition! After a week of competition, the final two 2L competitors will square off in the championship round of this year's Hardt Cup. This is a great opportunity to see your classmates participate in strong oral advocacy while being questioned by current judges. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Hardt Cup coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com. Please pre-register here: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rd-isqzstGtyujX__SRO-Cph7gG1_0….

Monday, September 21, 2020

  • Virtual

    Join us to celebrate the renaming of the Center for Science and Justice at Duke Law to honor a generous donation from alumnus and philanthropist Derek Wilson. Duke Law Dean Kerry Abrams will introduce the event; Center Executive Director Thomas Maher will speak and Center Director Brandon Garrett will moderate. The event will feature a keynote roundtable with renowned ProPublica and New York Times Magazine journalist Pamela Colloff, Texas parolee Joe Bryan and Duke Law rising 3L Sarah Champion, who worked on an amicus brief in Bryan's case. Sponsored by the Center for Science and Justice and Justice at Duke Law. RSVP at https://bit.ly/35CZtgU. For more information, please contact Melissa Boughton at melissa.boughton@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    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 2020-2021 HRLS board. The zoom link for this event is: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92924230907. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Clare Holtzman at crh81@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Come Stand For Justice with Kassandra Frederique of Drug Policy Alliance, Bianca Tylek of Worth Rises, and Alec Karakatsanis of Civil Rights Corps, moderated by Duke Law's Center for Science and Justice, Brandon Garrett. The talk will focus on criminal justice reform. REGISTER HERE: http://social.sanford.duke.edu/StandFor-Justice to attend. Sponsored by Sanford School of Public Policy and co-sponsored by Duke Law's Center for Science and Justice and Duke Sanford Hart Leadership Program. For more information, please contact Mary Lindsley at mary.lindsley@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Unsure how you want to spend next summer? Come check out our discussion about the 1L job search! The panel will include 2Ls that spent their summers with a wide range of legal employers--from BigLaw to in-house to public interest. Our panelists will share some insight into their decision and application processes, their experiences this summer, and tips to help guide you through your decision. A QA will close out the discussion. Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, the Black Law Students Association, the Latin American Law Students Association, the Middle East North Africa Law Students Association, OutLaw, the South Asian Law Students Association, and the Womxn of Color Collective. For more information, please contact Arturo Nava at arturo.nava@duke.edu. Zoom ID: https://duke.zoom.us/j/99032842462.

  • Virtual

    Join the Duke Law and Technology Society for its kick-off event! The Duke Law & Technology Society seeks to create a forum where like-minded students interested in the intersection of law and technology can share their ideas and satisfy their intellectual curiosity through peer (to-peer) instruction. 1Ls are particularly encouraged to join to get to know the Executive Board and share their interests and goals for the year. Follow this link to join the Zoom meeting: https://duke.zoom.us/j/9894949537?pwd=RHNYZSsrZ1c1amtRTExDNHgzNnlnZz09 Sponsored by the Duke Law and Technology Society. For more information, contact Emma Ritter at emma.ritter@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    State solicitors general play a vital role in protecting the people of their state. Solicitors general are the chief appellate advocates of state government, and therefore, deal with some of the most compelling and complex legal issues facing their states. Join panelists Ryan Park, Matt Sawchak, and Bill Marshall and learn about what solicitors general do, the kinds of legal issues they deal with, and how they use the law to enact progressive change. Ryan Park is the current Solicitor General of North Carolina. Matt Sawchak, JD/LLM '89, is the former Solicitor General of North Carolina. Bill Marshall is a professor at UNC School of Law and the former solicitor general of Ohio. Sponsored by the Duke Law School American Constitution Society. Please contact Shrayan Shetty at shrayan.shetty@duke.edu with any questions. Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/99636787732

  • Virtual

    Think you want to be a corporate attorney? Curious to learn what a corporate attorney does? Please come join the Business Law Society and its esteemed attorney panel to find out the answers to these questions-and more! This panel will give you insight into what it actually means to be a corporate and transactional attorney. Please note, a full list of participating attorneys and firms will be released shortly. Please pre-register for this event at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3PdMrPMkKf0MHWt. Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Ashley Imbriano at aji10@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join Dean Abrams for a weekly update on Zoom to celebrate the successes of members of the Duke Law community, share updates on what is going on at the Law School and in the legal profession, and help you get to know faculty, staff, and students on a more personal level. This week, Dean Abrams will update the community on the Law School's diversity, equity, and inclusion plan. Her special guest will be Jabrina Robinson, director of LLM career development and outreach, who chaired the diversity planning drafting committee. For the Duke Law community only. The program will be recorded and posted to the website for those who can't attend. Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/s/91066420789

  • Virtual

    Please join the International Law Society for our first general body meeting of the semester! The board will be going over our plans for the semester and how incoming students can get more involved with ILS! Join us at: https://duke.zoom.us/j/97864982587 (Meeting ID: 978 6498 2587). Sponsored by International Law Society. For more information, please contact Alex Daniels at ahd21@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • Virtual

    Please join Jabrina Robinson for an interactive presentation on crafting an American-style resume. This session is mandatory for LLM students who plan to participate in the 2021 LLM Job Fair. Co-sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and Office of International Studies. Registration link: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0odOqgrDwsHtXcHe8Y_IENoYCOrXgL5…. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    For information on speakers and dates please visit law.duke.edu/faculty/faculty-workshops/ . Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • Virtual

    At the heart of both Abolish ICE and Defund the Police is a conversation about who is incarcerated and criminalized. The movements share the belief that regardless of the badge, bad law enforcement practices and policies affect the safety and well-being of people across the United States. Join us for a discussion on the increasingly intersecting coalitions between the movements and their impact in reframing the conversation around criminal justice reform with Tsion Gurmu, Legal Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Founder of the Queer Black Immigration Project; Rinku Sen, former Executive Director of Race Forward; and Sejal Zota, Legal Director and Co-Founder of Just Future Laws. Zoom Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/3228312874 Sponsored by Duke Law's Immigrant Rights Clinic and Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project. Cosponsored by the Office of the Dean, the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, BLSA, LALSA, APALSA, MENALSA, WOCC, ACLU, NLG, OutLaw, HRLS, the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, and the Sanford School of Public Policy. For more information please contact Luis Basurto Villanueva at luis.basurto.villanueva@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Update: This event is at capacity. Current 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to join us for a small gathering to learn more about mergers & acquisitions. Cameron Hammell L'17 and Richard Smith L'93 will join us for the call. Space is limited to ten students. Pre-registration is required. This call is part of a series that will be hosted throughout the year. The Zoom link will be provided to registrants. This event is co-sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.
    Registration: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cZ7rECtpsyYIBQF

Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • Virtual

    Issues of race and racism are often absent from scholarly and casebook discussions of tort law. Race and racism, however, have a substantial influence on a broad range of issues within tort law, from the valuation of injuries to the types of tort claims recognized by courts. Join us for a discussion on these and related matters with Regina Austin, the William A. Schnader Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, and Jennifer Wriggins, the Sumner T. Bernstein Professor of Law at the University of Maine. The panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Michael Frakes. Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/99150811868 Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For additional information, please contact Rachel Greeson at Rachel.Greeson@law.duke.edu

  • Virtual

    All 2Ls are welcome to the first information session about clerkship applications for the class of 2022. Learn about the hiring timeline, various courts, and more. Bring your questions! This session will be recorded.

    To attend this session, please click on the Zoom link listed below at the appropriate date and time.
    https://duke.zoom.us/j/97878308954

    Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Virtual

    This is a virtual meeting of North Carolina-based legal technology leaders to share happenings in the legal technology ecosystem locally and to discuss emerging opportunities for regulatory reform to better meet access to justice needs. By invitation only. Invited students will include only those registered for and participating in the DCLT Legal Design Challenge. Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    OutLaw is excited to kick off the semester with virtual community mixers. We invite all queer and trans law students of color to join and connect with one another. Co-sponsored by OutLaw, the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, the Black Law Students Association, the Latin American Law Students Association, the Middle East and North African Law Students Association, the South Asian Law Students Association, and the Womxn of Color Collective. For more information, please contact Edward Gonzales at edward.l.gonzales@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join us for the first event in our three-part Racial Justice Film Series: a screening of "Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners." This documentary chronicles the life of Professor Angela Davis, who was 26 years old when her activism with social movements such as the Black Panthers and others put her in the cross-hairs of some of the most powerful people in the U.S. Government, including the FBI. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Professor Michael Tigar, who was counsel to Angela Davis, and will be moderated by Professor Jesse McCoy of the Duke Civil Justice Clinic. The link to register is here: https://duke.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T4DfWO9ZQtO9s19z7S44rQ . (Once you register, you will receive a link to stream the film if you have a DukeID; otherwise the film is available to rent via Amazon Prime). Those who register will also receive a link for the Q&A session after the film. Interested attendees may also wish to view the pretrial motions and motion argument in Davis's murder charge here: https://law.utexas.edu/tigar/archive-item/case-materials-from-people-v-… Sponsored by Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project and Immigrant Rights Clinic. For more information please contact Lauren Maxey at lauren.maxey@law.duke.edu

  • Virtual

    In the most ambitious cross-over of the Duke Law 2020-2021 calendar, the National Lawyers Guild and the Interactive Entertainment Law Society need you to help crew their spaceship! Join us for a game night as we play "Among Us" by Inner Sloth. In this mafia-style video game, crew members finish tasks aboard their ship while a team of imposters try their best to kill everyone else on board. 1Ls in particular are encouraged to join! We've already got a small crew of 2Ls and 3Ls ready. The game is available on Steam for PC and can be played for free on Android or iPhone. We will be using Discord, an online voice chat system, to communicate in game. To sign up, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/XCMED8YYQX4evt8S7. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild and the Interactive Entertainment Law Society. Please contact Jonathan Choi at jjc69@duke.edu for further information.

  • Virtual

    Join the International Law Society for trivia night! Stop by to get to know ILS members and show off your knowledge of international pop culture, geography, food, and more! Sponsored by the International Law Society. Join us at: https://duke.zoom.us/j/99166787966 (Meeting ID: 991 6678 7966). For more information, please contact Alex Daniels at ahd21@duke.edu.

Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Virtual

    The emerging communitarian norm "I wear a mask for you and you wear a mask for me" will soon be "I vaccinate for you and you vaccinate for me." If we adhere to both, lives will be saved, kids will be back in school, and our economic prospects will improve. If a lot of us don't, these objectives will be harder to achieve. Given this and the fact that pre-pandemic Americans were increasingly claiming individual exemptions from vaccination requirements with documented implications for the public health, the arrival of the Covid vaccine is certain to be accompanied by a vigorous national debate about their merits. In this talk, Professor Doriane Coleman will summarize the current state of vaccination law and present two arguments focused on religious exemptions in particular.
    This program is sponsored by the Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, please email alumni_office@law.duke.edu.
    To register, please go to https://rsvp.duke.edu/d/h7qzgq/

  • Virtual

    Welcome to Duke Law's domestic violence pro bono project, housed within the Coalition Against Gendered Violence! We're so excited to officially kick-off this project, though our work has already begun. Join us for a high-level overview of DV law in North Carolina and beyond, what the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) has been up to, and our plans for the year. If this work interests you, you want to learn more, or you have any other ideas, grab your lunch (or coffee) and hop on Zoom to hear from us and Sherry Honeycutt Everett from NCCADV on Friday, September 25th at 12:30pm EST here: https://duke.zoom.us/j/99244409392. We so badly wish we could serve you Enzo's pizza or endless arepas, but we hope you'll join us anyway. Sponsored by Coalition Against Gendered Violence. Reach out to Emmy Wydman with questions at mew89@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Women Law Students Association (WLSA) and Black Law Students Association (BLSA) are co-hosting California Supreme Court Associate Justice Leondra Kruger for a coffee chat. During the hour, Tranae Felicien will moderate the discussion with Justice Kruger about diversity's impact on the legal profession and her career, leaving time for questions from the audience. Please RSVP using the link in emails from either organization as spots are limited to 22 students, divided between WLSA and BLSA. We ask that all attendees keep their cameras on. If you have any questions, please reach out to tranae.felicien@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join Christian Legal Society this Friday to socialize, catch up, and spend some time in prayer. All are welcome! The event will take via zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/4434514684. Sponsored by Christian Legal Society. If you have any questions, reach out to John Sack at john.sack@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Duke Law Anti-Racism Project would like to invite all students, faculty, and staff to join us for an event on voting rights. We are going to be joined by Duke Law Professor Guy-Uriel Charles, Kenya Myers, Voting Rights Advocate at Disability Rights NC, and Jeff Loperfido, Senior Counsel, Voting Rights, Southern Coalition for Social Justice. We will speak briefly about the history of voting rights up to this very election, and then have our speakers dive right into where we stand with voting rights and the role they play in this upcoming election. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lindsay Cooper (lindsay.k.cooper@duke.edu). Join using this link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/96555346446 Meeting ID: 965 5534 6446.

  • Virtual

    Join Anne Gordon, Clinical Professor of Law / Director of Externships ,as she provides application information and answers questions for LLMs interested in pursuing an externship next semester. Sponsored by the International Studies Office. Registration ink: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUofuCgrDIpHtH-N8Gp0sG5y2xBFy2TL… For more information, please contact Isik S. Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Duke Center on Law & Technology invites you to the 2020 Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day. Duke Law Tech Lab's early-stage legal tech companies with a mission to increase access to justice will pitch their business to the audience and judges. Vote for your favorite; monetary prizes are given to the audience favorite and the judges' top ranked teams. Learn more about the companies here: https://www.dukelawtechlab.com/2020 RSVP required: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkcOiqpj8oE9VjY6rVl4GQNrGfiOLDZ… This event is sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Tech, Latham & Watkins, LexisNexis, & Travelers. For more information, visit http://www.dukelawtechlab.com/demo-day/ or contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The annual Public Interest Retreat brings together GPI (government and public interest) students early each fall semester to connect as a community across all class years. This year's retreat is divided over two days and will be virtual. Friday night, Sept 25, will provide an opportunity for students to meet each other and include a workshop on "Crafting your GPI narrative" that is useful for students as they work through their personal goals and motivations; students regularly use their personal narrative in networking conversations, applications and interviews. Saturday, Sept 26, will include break-out sessions with upper-level students based on practice areas or practice settings; students can join multiple groups. Register at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ey6tZc1hLdIqLI1 by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Visit https://sites.law.duke.edu/pipb/public-interest-retreat/ for more details. Please contact Monique Taylor at monique.taylor@law.duke.edu with any questions.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

  • Virtual

    To open International Week, the International Law Society is hosting a virtual cooking class! In lieu of our usual Food Fest competition, students may submit entries to "teach" a short cooking class via Zoom, on a dish of their choosing, here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3wNPVBZhVO5xpmR. The dish does not need to fit into a specific category, but for the purpose of ideas, past categories have included best comfort food, best dessert, and dish most representative of the student's home country or state. Other students are free to join the event as spectators and do not need to RSVP. Sponsored by the International Studies Office. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu. Zoom information: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92681149570?pwd=c2JtdlF3Vkt3Sk8rZ3ZIU2JNOHlyUT09 Meeting ID: 926 8114 9570 Passcode: 390625

  • Virtual

    The annual Public Interest Retreat brings together GPI (government and public interest) students early each fall semester to connect as a community across all class years. This year's retreat is divided over two days and will be virtual. Friday night, Sept 25, will provide an opportunity for students to meet each other and include a workshop on "Crafting your GPI narrative" that is useful for students as they work through their personal goals and motivations; students regularly use their personal narrative in networking conversations, applications and interviews. Saturday, Sept 26, will include break-out sessions with upper-level students based on practice areas or practice settings; students can join multiple groups. Register at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ey6tZc1hLdIqLI1 by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Visit https://sites.law.duke.edu/pipb/public-interest-retreat/ for more details. Please contact Monique Taylor at monique.taylor@law.duke.edu with any questions.