2016

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

  • Law School 3037

    Are you interested in improving your legal writing? Just in time for the motion memo assignment, the Legal Writing Faculty invites you to an efficient writing workshop. The legal writing program's writing tutors, 2L Meredith Simons and 3L Linda Dahl, will share some specific techniques for writing clearly and efficiently. The workshop will include practice exercises and tips on how to edit for efficient writing. Sponsored by the Legal Writing Faculty. For more information, contact Rebecca Rich at rich@law.duke.edu.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    The Business Law Society invites you to learn from current practitioners about the general structure of a Capital Markets deal, current issues facing the industry, and the role that lawyers play in these transactions. This discussion is part of a series introducing students to the variety of different career paths available under the umbrella of business law. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. Co-sponsored by Latham & Watkins and Skadden. For more information please contact Ashley Waid at ashley.waid@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

  • Law School 3043

    The Career & Professional Development Center and upper-level students will work with all 1Ls to teach critical skills for success as law students and as attorneys. On January 14th the topic will be: "Building Relationships, a.k.a. Networking". Lunch will be provided. For more information please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Philadelphia, PA

    Please join us for a special night as the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Chicago Bulls in Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad St). This will be a great opportunity to casually gather with other Duke Law alumni and friends for an exciting game! Ticket price is $49 and includes a lower level corner seat (rows 18-26), 76ers draw-string bag, and group welcome on the big screen! More so, Duke Law alums and friends will be welcomed for a post-game meet-and-greet with former Duke Blue Devil, Jahlil Okafor. Tickets are limited and must be purchased by December 31, 2015. Hosted by Duke Law Alumni Office. Learn more and RSVP here: https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFo….

Friday, January 15, 2016

  • Law School 3037

    Are you interested in improving your legal writing? Just in time for the motion memo assignment, the Legal Writing Faculty invites you to an efficient writing workshop. The legal writing program's writing tutors, 2L Meredith Simons and 3L Linda Dahl, will share some specific techniques for writing clearly and efficiently. The workshop will include practice exercises and tips on how to edit for efficient writing. Sponsored by the Legal Writing Faculty. For more information, contact Rebecca Rich at rich@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 3043

    The symposium will provide a meaningful opportunity for discussion and interaction among students, professors, legal practitioners, and industry leaders. The symposium offers panels covering a range of current topics in the world of sports and entertainment law, as well as opportunities to meet professionals in these fields. This year's panels include speakers addressing music platforms and royalties, the digital age of sports and entertainment media, the legality of sports gambling and daily fantasy, and issues in sports and entertainment immigration. Sponsored by SELS and DBA. To register and view the detailed schedule, please visit http://sites.duke.edu/selssymposium2016. For more information, please contact Brittany Mills at brittany.mills@duke.edu or Ben Freeman at benjamin.freeman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Want to secure $5,000 this summer while working in a rewarding legal internship reserved exclusively for Duke students? Then come learn about the Stanback Internships available for Summer 2016! Many of the internships provide experience in litigation, administrative law or legislative/government affairs work. The internships are with environmental organizations, but the skills developed readily transfer to many areas of practice. To gain guest access to Career Link so that you can view the full internship descriptions and submit your materials, please complete the registration form here: http://tinyurl.com/2016LawStudentCareerLink. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

Monday, January 18, 2016

  • 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 Qualilty Review training. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to burrucker@law.duke.edu by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13. Sponsored by the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    As part of the Law School's commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dean Levi is sponsoring a community viewing and discussion of the movie Fruitvale Station. The film, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, portrays the events leading up to the death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, shot and killed in 2009 by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer in Oakland, California. The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is an especially opportune time to reflect on the issues of racial and social inequality raised in the film, and where we are as a country in our quest to fulfill the promise of the civil rights movement led by Dr. King. After watching the film, we hope to have a stimulating conversation about our own service and rededication to addressing the thorny problems it highlights, including how best to reflect our community ideals of diversity and inclusion. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Professor Charles at charles@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join recent Duke Law graduates and current first-year associates to discuss opportunities in "Biglaw" firms. Sponsored by the Career Center and DBA. For more information contact DBA Leadership Chair, Jeff Alpert at jeffrey.alpert@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Career Center for a discussion panel of former Duke Law students and current first year associates, as they share their personal insights into life at a "Biglaw" firm. Sponsored by the Career Center and DBA. For more information contact DBA Leadership Chair, Jeff Alpert at jeffrey.alpert@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    The Business Law Society invites you to learn from current practitioners about the general structure of a Private Equity deal, the role that lawyers play in these transactions, working with financial institutional investors, and the skill set to develop during law school to prepare for a successful career in the field. The Private Equity Market is one of the fastest growing drivers of the financial industry and at the forefront of major Wall Street transactions, headliner initial public offerings, and fund formations. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Matthew Cook and Ms. Katherine C. Gomer from Fried Frank, D.C. to discuss their practices. Following the panel discussion, students are invited to attend a coffee reception with the panelists on the 3rd Floor Mezzanine. This discussion is part of a series introducing students to the variety of different career paths available under the umbrella of business law. Sponsored by Fried Frank. For more information, please email Devon McLaughlin at devon.mclaughlin@duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3043

    Please join the Duke Mock Trial Board as we discuss skills and strategies that will help transform you into an effective litigator. Professor Lisa Kern Griffin will present on how to conduct direct and cross examinations. Sponsored by Duke Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Rebecca Cooper at rebecca.cooper@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    If private practice is your goal, would BigLaw or MidLaw fit you best? Please join us for a discussion with lawyers from North Carolina's Brooks Pierce. Learn how a firm's structure, culture and client base impacts your work and life as an associate. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Gail Cutter at gcutter@brookspierce.com by January 18. For more information please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Kick off spring semester by stocking up on Duke Law merchandise! We will have long-sleeve tees, quarter zips, sweatpants, padfolios, coffee tumblers, and more. Payment by credit or debit only; all proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please email Alicia Shen (alicia.shen@lawnet.duke.edu) or Brittany Mixon (brittany.mixon@lawnet.duke.edu).

  • Law School 3171

    Please join us for the next session of our Student Scholarship Workshop Series. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Student Scholarship Workshop. Please RSVP to Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Off-campus

    All North Carolina law students are invited to attend a networking reception with leadership of the North Carolina State Bar, the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association and members of the NCBA staff. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Location: NC Bar Center, 8000 Weston Pkwy., Cary, NC 27513. Please emailakemple@ncbar.org to RSVP. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

Friday, January 22, 2016

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Hispanic Law Students Association and the CPDC in welcoming Neysa Alsina, Counsel for the New York Bar Association and Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, Region II (NY), for a lunch discussion on practicing law as a diverse attorney. Ms. Alsina will share insights based on her legal career and personal experiences and answer questions from students. Ms. Alsina has agreed to be available for individual meetings with students following the discussion to further speak about diversity. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 4000

    This training is mandatory for students who wish to participate in Lawyer on the Line who have not already completed the training. Volunteers work with attorneys through Legal Aid of North Carolina to provide legal assistance to low-income individuals and gain experience interviewing clients and providing legal advice. Sponsored by Lawyer on the Line. For more information, please contact Ashton Garner at ashton.garner@duke.edu.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

  • Law School 3041

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

Monday, January 25, 2016

  • Law School 4172

    Join us on Monday, the 25th, to speak with Bradley Levine, a trial attorney with the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division. Students interested in environmental work, the Department of Justice or working with a government agency, should stop by to meet and chat with Mr. Levine. Please feel free to join the conversation for part of the hour if you have a class conflict. For more information, please email Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu. All class years are welcome. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Duke Mock Trial Board as we discuss skills and strategies that will help transform you into an effective litigator. Professor Don Beskind will present on key evidence issues that commonly arise during trials. Sponsored by Duke Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Rebecca Cooper at rebecca.cooper@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 3043

    Sponsored by the newly chartered Muslim Law Students Association, a kick-off event inviting members of the law school to engage in an informal conversation and presentation about stereotypes and popular media representations of Islam. Interested members may also run for an exec board position. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by MLSA. For more information, please contact Maria Malas at maria.malas@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join Marcelo Pupe Braga, a 2014 LLM graduate who is currently a partner at the prominent Brazilian corporate law firm Da Fonte Advogados, for a discussion of the Brazilian M&A market. The presentation will cover some observations about 2015 as well as noted challenges and opportunity for 2016. There will be time afterwards for questions. Sponsored by HLSA. For more information, please contact Austin Pierce at ap337@duke.edu.

  • Los Angeles, CA

    Please join Duke Forward as we return to Los Angeles! Join us for Ideas That Move the World Forward, a new program featuring short, inspiring talks by some of Duke's most innovative thinkers whose ideas are forging real change both locally and globally. Sponsored by University Development. Learn more details and RSVP here: https://dukeforward.duke.edu/events/los-angeles.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

  • Law School 4047

    Information about Summer Funding will be discussed in one-on-one sessions. More information coming soon. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest Advising. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Whether you plan to work in the United States or return home, understanding some of the customs of U.S. business practice and why U.S. business people and lawyers behave as they do will help you strengthen your relationships and ensure that cultural differences do not hamper your professional and personal success. Sharon Abrahams, Director, Professional Development/Diversity & Inclusion, 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. For more information please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • Law School 3171

    The Duke University Office of General Counsel invites interested 3Ls to a lunch-time conversation to learn about the two post-graduate Fellowships the Office will have available this year. With a staff of fourteen attorneys, the Office of Counsel provides legal representation and advice to Duke University and Duke University Health System. All third years considering their post-graduate plans are encouraged to attend, as no specific background is required for these positions, though one position will have a focus on health care. Attorneys and current Fellows will attend. Please rsvp to the Career Center [https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a8BkwnKR8vEWGih] by Monday, January 25, at 12 noon to ensure an accurate count for lunch. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3043

    Please join faculty from Duke Law School, the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Duke University Energy Initiative for a panel discussion on the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Panelists will focus on the rationale and policies underlying the Clean Power Plan, its current impact on the energy sector and the Plan's future outlook in light of recent legal challenges. Sponsored by the Duke Energy Law Society, the Duke Environmental Law Society and the Duke Energy Initiative. For more information, please contact Garrett Brodeur at garrett.brodeur@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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    Join the Duke Law Club of Northern California for lunch immediately following the ABA Roadshow at Soluna Café & Lounge (272 McAllister St., San Francisco). This is a great opportunity to get to know other Duke alumni litigators in the Bay Area and to chat with Roadshow speakers Laurence Pulgram, John Rabiej, and the Honorable Susan Illston. The lunch is a no-host event, so please bring cash to cover your meal. Space is limited and preference is given to alumni who are also attending the Roadshow. Hosted by the Duke Law Club of Northern California. Learn more and RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/duke-law-club-lunch-after-aba-litigation-se….

  • Law School 3037

    Texas Governor Greg Abbot has called for an Article V convention of the States to pass a series of constitutional amendments, in hopes counteract the accretion of power in Washington. Come join Andrew S. Oldham, deputy general counsel for Governor Greg Abbot, and Professor Ernest Young, as they discuss the advantages and risks of this proposal. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Chase Harrington at chase.harrington@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join us for the next session of our Student Scholarship Workshop Series. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Student Scholarship Workshop. Please RSVP to Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

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    Associate Dean Jennifer Maher '83, and the International Advisory Board of Duke Law School cordially invite you to attend one or both of these special programs: Reception in Honor of the International Student Interview Program (5:30 p.m.) at the offices of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz (51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY) and the Seventh Annual International Alumni and Student Dinner (8:00 p.m.) with a Private Equity Panel: Amyn Hassanally '99, Peter Naismith '05, Evert Vink. Moderated by Gitanjali Workman '02 at The Netherland Club of New York (3 West 51st Street, New York, NY). Learn more and RSVP here: https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFo….

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Members of OUTLaw and FuquaPride join forces to provide mentorship opportunities for Duke undergraduate students interested in pursuing professional degrees in Law and Business after their undergraduate degree is completed. This reception will include current law and business students who identify as LGBTIQQA and faculty and administration interested in connecting with potential students. Food will be served. Sponsored by OUTLaw and FuquaPride. For more information, please contact Seth Pearson at seth.pearson@duke.edu.

Friday, January 29, 2016

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Black Law Students Association and the CPDC in welcoming Sylvia James '96, Diversity Counsel at Baker Botts LLP, and Peter Wilson, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Proskauer Rose LLP, for a lunch discussion on practicing law as a diverse attorney. Ms. James and Mr. Wilson will share insights based on their legal careers and personal experiences and answer questions from students. Ms. James and Mr. Wilson have agreed to be available for individual meetings with students following the discussion to further speak about diversity. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

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    Please join us for a special gathering of Duke Law alumni and friends in Kansas City, MO! The evening will include a reception and program on the state of the Law School with Professor Tom Metzloff. Light Refreshments and drinks will be provided. Sponsored by Polsonelli and Russ Jones L'80. Learn more and RSVP here: http://www.squadup.com/events/duke-law-alumni-gathering-kansas-city.

  • Law School 3041

    The Business Law Society, in conjunction with the Career & Professional Development Center and the Alumni & Development Office, will host the Fourteenth Annual ESQ Career Symposium. This symposium is open to all law students. Attire for the event is business formal. More information available at http://sites.duke.edu/dbls/esq/. For more information, please contact Mitchell Brunson at mitchell.brunson@duke.edu.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    The Business Law Society, in conjunction with the Career & Professional Development Center and the Alumni & Development Office, will host the Fourteenth Annual ESQ Career Symposium. This symposium is open to all law students. Attire for the event is business formal. More information available at http://sites.duke.edu/dbls/esq/. For more information, please contact Mitchell Brunson mitchell.brunson@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

    Students in the Guantánamo Defense Clinic will assist in the defense of Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, the named defendant in the "9/11 case" before the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. Standdown is a two-day intensive training seminar to bring students up to speed. Clinic students will work with clinic professors and defense counsel to analyze legal issues posed by the case, construct case theories and strategies, and prepare court filings and arguments. Sponsored by the Guantanamo Defense Clinic. For more information, please contact Julie.Moushon@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

  • Law School 4172

    Students in the Guantánamo Defense Clinic will assist in the defense of Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, the named defendant in the "9/11 case" before the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. Standdown is a two-day intensive training seminar to bring students up to speed. Clinic students will work with clinic professors and defense counsel to analyze legal issues posed by the case, construct case theories and strategies, and prepare court filings and arguments. Sponsored by the Guantanamo Defense Clinic. For more information, please contact Julie.Moushon@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 01, 2016

  • Goodson Chapel

    An interdisciplinary panel discussion on U.S. drone strikes, policy, ethics and technology. Featuring Major General Charles Dunlap of Duke Law, Professor Missy Cummings of Pratt School of Engineering, Murtaza Hussain of The Intercept and Rev Dr Kara Slade of Duke Divinity School. Taking place in Goodson Chapel of Duke Divinity School.

  • Law School 4055

    Calling all performers! Tricky Dick will be hosting try-outs for Duke Law's 7th Annual Tricky Dick Variety Show, which will be held on Thursday, March 24th. Come, act, sing, dance, and be merry! Sponsored by Tricky Dick Comedy Show. For more information please call Victoria Sheets at victoria.sheets@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join the Duke Mock Trial Board as we discuss skills and strategies to help transform you into effective litigators. Professor Tom Maher will focus on presenting opening statements and closing arguments. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Rebecca Cooper at rebecca.cooper@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 3037

    The talk will address the exponential rise of Islamic State in the past 18 months, as well as its brutality and cruel practices, often filmed and diffused online, that have sparked fear and indignity in the international community. The Islamic State's existence has also raised numerous legal issues under international law, some of which will be addressed in a series of lunch-time talks throughout the spring semester. This introductory session aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the history, structure and functioning of Islamic State as well as pointing out the main differences with Al-Qaeda. Some legal questions, such as the issue of statehood, will also be addressed. This talk features Jean Baptiste Maillart, a visiting PhD student from the University of Geneva. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the International Law Society. For more information please contact Cindy Li at zhiran.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Please join BLSA for the first general body meeting of the semester. We will discuss BLSA programming plans and upcoming events for the semester, including the Black History Month events. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Geoffrey Wright at geoffrey.a.wright@duke.edu.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Join the Black Law Students Association in Kicking-off Black History Month at Duke Law. Food and drinks will be provided. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information contact Christine Umeh at Christine.Umeh@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Calling all performers! Tricky Dick will be hosting try-outs for Duke Law's 7th Annual Tricky Dick Variety Show, which will be held on Thursday, March 24th. Come, act, sing, dance, and be merry! Sponsored by Tricky Dick Comedy Show. For more information please call Victoria Sheets at victoria.sheets@duke.edu.

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. If you are unable to attend this lunch, there will be other opportunities to have lunch with the Dean this semester.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

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    Please join us for this special program with alumni, students, and friends from Duke Law School and Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, with Justice Department prosecutors Patrick M. Duggan J.D./M.A.'10 and Christopher L. Hale J.D./M.E.M'00. The event will take place at the Duke in Washington office (1201 New York Ave, NW, Suite 1110). Hear the story of the recent landmark Lumber Liquidators case marking the first felony conviction related to the import of illegal timber into the United States. Also learn about the paths that Patrick and Chris have taken to their current roles in the Justice Department's Environmental Crimes Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division. Moderated by Stephen E. Roady J.D.'76, Senior Staff Attorney, Earthjustice, and Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Law. Hosted by Duke Law Alumni Office and the Nicholas School of the Environment. Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.squadup.com/events/fighting-environmental-crimes.

  • Law School 4055

    Come hear about the partnership between Legal Aid of NC (LANC) and Duke Law School. The summer begins with a week-long training "boot camp" at Duke covering civil litigation skills and substantive law. Interns will then spend 10 weeks of the summer in one of LANC's twenty-four offices in the state working closely with attorneys and trying cases before courts and administrative bodies. For more information, please contact Stella Boswell at boswell@law.duke.edu or Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center

  • Law School 3041

    The Supreme Court heard Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin for the second time last December. How will the Court rule this time? Could this signal the demise of race-conscious admissions policies? The American Constitution Society invites you to join Christopher Lott, Duke's Assistant University Counsel, Professor Thomas Metzloff, Professor Neil Siegel and Professor Guy Charles for a discussion on Fisher II and affirmative action in general. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by ACS, BLSA and ALSA. For more information, please contact Wenbo Zhang at wz53@duke.edu.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    PACT is an interactive training sponsored by the Women's Center that aims to engage everyone in preventing gender violence in their community. PACT Training helps students identify situations of concern, and provides knowledge and tools to encourage safe and successful interventions. Moving beyond Duke campus concerns, this law school specific training will teach from scenarios specific to the legal community, covering areas from client interactions, power dynamics in law firms, and professional responsibilities. The training will be interactive, and participation is encouraged to your comfort level. The goal is to create a safe space and empower attendees with the tools they need to act when they experience or witness gender violence in the community as well as when you work with survivors in your legal career. Monuts and coffee will be served. Sponsored by Coalition Against Gendered Violence, WLSA, SALSA, MLSA, OutLaw, LSRJ, and DJGLP. For more information, please contact Shannon Welch at shannon.welch@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

  • Law School 4047

    Please join John Simpkins, General Counsel of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for a wide-ranging conversation about his role as the lead attorney overseeing multibillion dollar budget of the government agency responsible for civilian foreign aid. Prior to his current position at USAID, Mr. Simpkins served as Deputy General Counsel at the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration. He will speak about his career path, day-to-day work, and offer advice to students interested in a career involving international trade and development work. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join us for the next session of our Student Scholarship Workshop Series. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Student Scholarship Workshop. Please RSVP to Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Come listen to an interactive discussion with a panel of experts from Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions. This session will begin with a short primer on the basics of open source, then address topics such as: the role of community development in open source technologies, the factors at play in determining the appropriate open source license, the challenges faced by a company like Red Hat of developing an open source business model around a freely available product, and the challenges many proprietary companies face of incorporating open source technology into their proprietary business model. Sponsored by Red Hat Inc., DBA, and LES. For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Fulcher at kaitlyn.fulcher@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Calling all performers! Tricky Dick will be hosting try-outs for Duke Law's 7th Annual Tricky Dick Variety Show, which will be held on Thursday, March 24th. Come, act, sing, dance, and be merry! Sponsored by Tricky Dick Comedy Show. For more information please call Victoria Sheets at victoria.sheets@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    An open lunch to Duke Law students to learn about why you need to be thinking about the bar exam right now. Food provided. Sponsored by Kaplan Bar Review. For more information, please contact Alyse Young at alyse.young@duke.edu.

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    Alumni and friends in the San Diego area are warmly invited to join us for a dinner with David F. Levi, Dean and Professor of Law. The gathering is being generously hosted at the home of Candace Carroll JD'74 and Len Simon JD'73. Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.squadup.com/events/san-diego-alumni-dinner-with-dean-levi.

Friday, February 05, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    The Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum's annual symposium will be welcoming great speakers to discuss the current issues in water law. Sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum. For more information please contact Kimberly Jachimek at Kimberly.jachimek@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Hispanic Law Students Association and the CPDC in welcoming Neysa Alsina, Counsel for the New York City Bar Association and Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, Region II (NY), for a lunch discussion on practicing law as a diverse attorney. Ms. Alsina will share insights based on her legal career and personal experiences and answer questions from students. Ms. Alsina has agreed to be available for individual meetings with students following the discussion to further speak about diversity. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Society for a lunchtime event with 2015 Duke Law graduate Gilad Berkowitz. Moderated by Duke Law Professor Paul Haagen, Mr. Berkowitz will share his experiences in the sports industry. Mr. Berkowitz, a certified agent with the NBA Players Association and a licensed talent manager, represents players both domestically and the highest leagues internationally. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by SELS. For more information, please contact Marcus Garcia (mag84@duke.edu) or Cameron Gibbs (cameron.gibbs@duke.edu).

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

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    The Duke Bar Association is once again hosting a Family Weekend at Duke Law! We hope that your family chooses to come. Sponsored by DBA. For more information please contact Rose McKinley at DBA@law.duke.edu or visit http://law.duke.edu/students/dba/familyweekend/.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Monday, February 08, 2016

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Washington Duke Inn

    Duke Law's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security will host a luncheon for interested students with Lieutenant General Flora Darpino, The Judge Advocate General of the Army. She is the first woman to serve as the Army's senior uniformed lawyer, and she supervises the activities of more than 3,400 full and part-time attorneys, both military and civilian. Space is limited. Sponsored by LENS. Please RSVP by Monday, Feb. 1 to Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Do intellectual property issues fall along party lines? Join the Federalist Society for a discussion featuring Duke Law Professor James Boyle and Alden F. Abbott, Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow and Deputy Director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation and former Director of Patent and Antitrust Strategy for BlackBerry. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Kathleen Blanchard at kathleen.blanchard@duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    This panel of lawyers from Shearman & Sterling LLP brings together two top professionals and Duke Law alumni working in cross-border and international corporate practice. The panel includes Naveen Pogula, L'07, an associate in the Capital Markets group, and Erica Kassman, L'14, an associate in the Corporate group. The panel will discuss the broad issues in both domestic and cross-border corporate practice as well as the day-to-day work in international corporate law. Sponsored by Shearman & Sterling, LLP and the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Amy Richardson.

  • Law School 3037

    Professor Jeffrey Fisher - one of the most experienced and successful appellate advocates in the country - will discuss his practice before the United States Supreme Court. Jeff Fisher leads Stanford's Supreme Court clinic. In an interview with Professor Lisa Kern Griffin, he will address the cert. process and the Supreme Court's case selection, the role of oral argument, and some of his recent cases concerning marriage equality, digital privacy, and other criminal procedure issues. Sponsored by PIPL. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet (jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu) or Gladys Bethea (gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu).

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Women Law Students Association and Professor Jennifer Jenkins for a roundtable conversation about working as a female attorney and legal academic. Professor Jenkins teaches intellectual property and serves as a Director of Duke's Center for the Study of the Public Domain. Prior to entering academia, Professor Jenkins worked at Kilpatrick Stockton in Atlanta, where she was a member of the team that defended the copyright infringement suit against the publisher of the novel "The Wind Done Gone" (a parodic rejoinder to "Gone with the Wind") in Suntrust v. Houghton Mifflin. Coffee and cupcakes will be served. Please RSVP in advance for this event, as space is limited. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Rosemary Chandler at rosemary.chandler@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Duke Energy Law Society in welcoming Mr. Philip Warburg as he examines America's prospects for building a sustainable energy future with solar and wind power at its core. Mr. Warburg will assess the diverse and often complementary applications of these two renewable energy technologies, as well as their interaction with energy law. Mr. Warburg is the former president of the Conservation Law Foundation (New England's leading environmental advocacy group) and a past director of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense in Tel Aviv. Warburg also has extensive experience with environmental law and policy reform in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. His recently published work "Harness the Sun: America's Quest for a Solar-Powered Future" will be available for sale (cash only). Sponsored by the Duke Energy Law Society and Duke's Undergraduate Energy Club. For more information, please contact Garrett Brodeur at garrett.brodeur@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    This training is mandatory for students who wish to participate in Lawyer on the Line who have not already completed the training. Volunteers work with attorneys through Legal Aid of North Carolina to provide legal assistance to low-income individuals and gain experience interviewing clients and providing legal advice. Sponsored by Lawyer on the Line. For more information, please contact Ashton Garner at ashton.garner@duke.edu or Christine Umeh at Christine.Umeh@duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Law School 4000

    Sponsored by DJCIL. For more information, please contact Anne Showalter at aes75@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Los Angeles, CA

    Join the Duke Law Club of Southern California and the Duke Entertainment Media and the Arts Network (DEMAN) for "The Art of the Deal". Contracts and the law are at the heart of every film, television, and musical project that moves forward. Hear stories of how deals were orchestrated and projects were saved. Learn about the role of the guild versus the individual contract, as well as the relationships between lawyers and agents. Sponsored by Duke Law Alumni Relations and DEMAN the event will be held at Emerson College Los Angeles. Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.squadup.com/events/the-art-of-the-deal-duke-la.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Isabella Bellera, L '14, will present and answer questions on her work in White & Case's International Arbitration Practice. She represents and advises foreign sovereigns and private companies in the resolution of international disputes. A native of Venezuela, Isabella is multilingual in English, Spanish, Italian and French. During her time at Duke Law, Isabella assisted the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Trafficking in drafting the Basic Principles on the Right to an Effective Remedy for Trafficked Persons through her law school's International Human Rights Clinic. Sponsored by the International Law Society and White & Case, LLP. For more information, please contact Amy Richardson at amy.k.richardson@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 3043

    Looking for housing in New York City after graduation? Join the Business Law Society and Cooper & Cooper to learn more about the NYC apartment hunting process. Cooper & Cooper is a premier residential real estate brokerage firm based in Manhattan, working with nearly every major landlord, building and apartment throughout NYC (www.CooperCooper.com). Co-sponsored by BLS and Cooper & Cooper. For more information, please contact Mitchell Brunson at mitchell.brunson@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Dr. Tara Smith of the University of Texas will discuss her book on jurisprudence "Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System." Sponsored by the Duke Federalist Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Brian Underwood at brian.underwood@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join Professor Guy Charles and BLSA as we discuss the role of black respectability politics in today's society. Based on an article written by Randall Kennedy, "Lifting As We Climb: A progressive defense of black respectability politics" (http://harpers.org/archive/2015/10/lifting-as-we-climb/), we will discuss how these concepts have played and continue to play a role in our society. Dinner will be served. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Lauren Myers at lauren.myers@duke.edu.

Friday, February 12, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    The Duke Law Journal will be hosting its 46th Annual Administrative Law Symposium. The topic is "Intellectual Property Exceptionalism in Administrative Law." The symposium will assess the impact and desirability of the PTO's growing authority over intellectual property. Sponsored by Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Seth Lowinger at seth.lowinger@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join OUTLaw and the CPDC in welcoming Michael Thompson, an associate at Foley & Lardner LLP, and Patricia Sindel, a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice and former associate at Dickstein Shapiro LLP, for a lunch discussion on practicing law as a diverse attorney and member of the LGBT/Q community. Mr. Thompson and Ms. Sindel will share insights based on their legal careers and personal experiences and answer questions from students. Mr. Thompson and Ms. Sindel have agreed to be available for individual meetings with students following the discussion to further speak about diversity. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3000

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

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

  • Law School 3041

    This panel addresses private and governmental incidences of racial and religious discrimination and explores potential prevention strategies and legal avenues of redress. Panelists will discuss relevant laws and policies in North Carolina and at the federal level, including potential need for reform of those laws and tensions between the First Amendment and hate crime laws. The panel will also consider how these laws apply in specific cases, including in response to the tragic shootings in Chapel Hill in February 2015, as well as the intersections of contemporary social movements and the law in tackling discrimination. Panelists include: Nermeen Arastu, Clinical Law Professor, CUNY School of Law, Chris Brook, Legal Director, ACLU of North Carolina, Joseph B. Cheshire, V, Attorney, Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, PLLC and Nura Sediqe, PhD candidate, Duke University. Jayne Huckerby, Associate Professor of Clinical Law, Duke University School of Law will be the moderator. Co-sponsored by Duke Muslim Law Students Association, Duke Bar Association, and The Light House Project. Refreshments will be provided when doors open at 6. Panel will begin at 6:30 sharp. For more information, please contact Shajuti Hossain at shajuti.hossain@duke.edu.

Monday, February 15, 2016

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    The Duke Law Democrats will be registering students to vote in the upcoming elections. Sponsored by Duke Law Democrats. For more information please contact Joe Harris at Joe.Harris@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join a panel of practitioners across different geographies in the United States, discussing their experiences balancing a thriving legal profession and personal aspects of life. The panelists will examine how geography and location have affected their professional careers and personal lives. Panelists will provide insights and emphasize the advantages and disadvantages of certain geographic areas, including California, Texas, Virginia, and North Carolina. This event is part of WLSA's Professional Development Spring Series and sponsored by Hogan Lovells. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Gloria Liu at gloria.liu1@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 4047

    Please join Michael Gilles (JD/LLM '10), Attorney-Adviser for African and Near Eastern Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, and Howard Wachtel (JD/LLM '06), Senior Advisor in the Office of the Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the U.S. Department of State, for a wide-ranging discussion on the role that the UN Security Council plays in implementing counter-terrorism measures, their effect on Member States, and the criticisms voiced by some observers that some of its measures legitimize repression in the guise of counter-terrorism. Our panelists will be moderated by Professor Jayne Huckerby, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Duke International Human Rights Clinic. The panel will discuss the limits of the UN's ability to safeguard human rights in crisis situations, as well as the due process and humanitarian concerns raised by the UN's counter-terrorism regime. Co-sponsored by the JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, The Center for International & Comparative Law, and the International Human Rights Clinic. Lunch will be provided. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Join the faculty directors of the summer institutes in Geneva and Hong Kong, as well as administrators from the International Studies Office to talk about plans for the 2016 Institutes. Several Duke Law students who attended the 2015 Institutes will attend to talk about their experiences and to answer questions. This is a mandatory meeting for first-year JD/LLMs. Students are welcome to bring their lunch into the meeting room. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 3041

    A celebration of Black History Month with a panel discussion of influential Black attorneys who inspired the career paths of Professors Charles, Miller, Jones, and Coleman. Hosted by ACS. For more information, please contact Priya Khangura at pkk8@duke.edu.

  • New York, NY

    Please join Dean David F. Levi and fellow alumni at a reception to welcome prospective students recently admitted to Duke Law School. This gathering is an opportunity for alumni to visit with current and future students, fellow alumni, and key members of the Duke Law community. This year's reception is generously hosted and sponsored by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.squadup.com/events/alumni-admitted-student-reception-nyc.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    The Duke Law Democrats will be registering students to vote in the upcoming elections. Sponsored by Duke Law Democrats. For more information please contact Joe Harris at Joe.Harris@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Actress Stacey Dash has recently come under fire for suggesting that Black History Month, BET, and other events or awards targeted to black communities promote segregation. Join members of BLSA for a casual discussion about whether or not she has a point and if there's a place for these events in today's society. Food will be provided. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Lauren Myers at lauren.myers@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

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

  • Law School 3041

    The Duke Student Loan Office will conduct a group Exit Loan Counseling Sessions for all federal student loan borrowers that are graduating at the end of the Spring 2016 semester. During this session, borrowers will receive a detailed listing of their loans, information regarding repayment options available and helpful tips for managing their loan debt. Registration is required for this group session. Further instructions and a registration link will be provided at a later date. Sponsored by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. For more information, please contact Lena Howerton at lena.howerton@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Interested in studying abroad during the Fall 2016 semester? Join former exchange students and members of the International Studies staff to discuss the application procedure, guidelines, and specific questions you have about semester study abroad. You are welcome to bring your lunch into the meeting room. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information, please contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Come join us for a conversation between former U.S. Representative Bob Inglis, founder of RepublicEn, and Professor Jonas Monast about the best way for the government to solve environmental problems. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Stephen Tagert at stephen.tagert@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join us for the next session of our Student Scholarship Workshop Series. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Student Scholarship Workshop. Please RSVP to Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join the Government & Public Service Society (GPS) for our spring Kick-Off Event! Come learn what GPS is, meet other students interested in public service, and find out about the exciting events we have planned for the semester! All grades are welcome! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Jasmin Lott at jasmin.lott@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    As part of Duke Women's Weekend, the Duke Women Law Students Association (WLSA) cordially invites students, professors, and alumnae for a panel discussion and subsequent "speed dating" style networking event focused on female success in and out of the workplace. Refreshments will be served. More information, including panelist biographies, will be distributed in late January. Business Casual attire is recommended. Please register by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-does-she-do-it-paths-priorities-and-co…. Sponsored by Sullivan & Cromwell. For more information, please contact Melany Cruz Burgos at mmc55@duke.edu.

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    Duke Law alumni, students and friends are invited to join us for Six Degrees of Duke, a professional networking series designed to bring alumni together from all career levels, industries and professional backgrounds. This installment of the series will highlight Duke Law School alumni, and the featured speakers have varied backgrounds and incredible career paths. The purpose is to provide alumni with an engagement opportunity aimed at simple networking, building relationships and strengthening the Duke community in DC. Hosted by Blank Rome LLP. Learn more and RSVP here: https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/DUKE/event/showEventFo….

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    The Duke Law Club of Northern California is proud to present an evening with our distinguished alumni panelists who will be discussing the current and future legal landscape of data ownership and privacy in the age of the Internet of Things and its implications for consumers, startups, and corporations. This event is being generously sponsored and hosted by Perkins Coie and is presented free of charge to all Duke alumni and their accompanied guests. Learn more and RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/duke-law-club-data-ownership-and-privacy-in….

Friday, February 19, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    Please join the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy for its Spring 2016 symposium on the American Death Penalty After Glossip. The symposium, featuring several of the country's leading experts in the field, will assess the implications of the Supreme Court's 2015 decision in Glossip v. Gross, as well geographic disparities in the application of the death penalty and use of statistics in death penalty litigation. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, Quarles & Brady LLP, and the Eighth Amendment Project. For more information, please contact Matthew Sloan at matthew.sloan@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Society welcomes Kristen Baldwin to discuss the intricacies of motion picture deal-making. Ms. Baldwin will detail key terms in actor, director, writer, and rights deals for films and discuss negotiation strategies she has utilized on behalf of clients. Ms. Baldwin currently serves as a Business Affairs Executive in the Motion Picture Department at Creative Artist Agency (CAA) where she has worked for four years. CAA is a leading entertainment agency that represents many of the most well-known artists in in film, television, music, video games, theatre, and digital content. CAA is also a leader in sports, representing many of the world's top athletes and coaches. Prior to her employment at CAA, Ms. Baldwin worked in business affairs at United Talent Agency as well as in the legal department at Paramount Pictures. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by SELS. For more information, please contact Marcus Garcia at Marcus.Garcia@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 4055

    Update: Ms Chugh is unable to attend. Keep an eye out for information on rescheduling for a later date. Please join the South Asian Law Students Association and the CPDC in welcoming Madhu Chugh, Counsel at WilmerHale LLP and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, for a lunch discussion on practicing law as a diverse attorney. Ms. Chugh will share insights based on her legal career and personal experiences and answer questions from students. Ms. Chugh has agreed to be available for individual meetings with students following the discussion to further speak about diversity. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

    PILF will hold its first General Body Meeting for the spring semester to discuss the 2016 PILF Auction & Gala. This meeting is mandatory if you plan to volunteer at the Auction. Come learn about the items that will be auctioned off, the different roles that volunteers can play, and when tickets will be sold! Food will be provided. Sponsored by Lexis Nexis. For more information, please contact Christine Umeh at christine.umeh@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    The Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security will sponsor a lunchtime talk with General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army (Ret.). He will discuss civil-military relations in the 21st century. Sponsored by LENS. For further information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

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    Take a break and relax with a tour of the Nasher Art Museum's new exhibit, A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited; please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 22, 2016

  • Law School 3171

    Join us on Monday, the 22nd, to speak with Bradley Levine, a trial attorney with the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division. Students interested in environmental work, the Department of Justice or working with a government agency, should stop by to meet and chat with Mr. Levine. Please feel free to join the conversation for part of the hour if you have a class conflict. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join ALSA and the Office of International Studies for a wide-ranging conversation with Colin Jones '93, a visiting professor of Law at Duke, about differences between Japanese and American Legal systems, living and practice law in Japan, and U.S. and Japanese legal cultures. Professor Jones had a fascinating legal career: first as associate and counsel at some of the largest U.S. firms in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong, and later, as academic. He currently teaches at Doshisha University Law School in Kyoto. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by International Studies and ALSA. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    The Women's Law School Association invites you to learn from current practitioners about their experiences working for private equity clients. Private equity continues to surge as a business model. This panel will look at the general structure of a private equity deal, the way that lawyers enable these transactions, and how the field has changed for women. These women will share tips for excelling in a transactional law position, as well as the skills students can obtain in law school to help them succeed in this career path. Featuring Caroline Gottschalk (Simpson Thacher), Leah Shen (Simpson Thacher), Jennifer Roeske (Debevoise & Plimpton), and Katie Ertmer (Wyrick Robbins). Moderated by Professor de Fontenay. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Wendy Becker and wendy.becker@duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    Recent events at Duke and around the country have raised the question of hate speech policies on college campuses. Can universities impose hate speech regulation? Do students really have the right to say whatever they want, even if it's offensive? Join BLSA for a panel discussion with Professor Neil Siegel, Professor Stuart Benjamin, Professor Guy Charles, and Mike Schoenfeld, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations at Duke University about the merits of hate crime policies from a constitutional and university perspective. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Lauren Myers at lauren.myers@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • SSRI-Gross Hall 270

    Duke University scholars will examine the impact of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death on law and politics during a panel discussion Monday, Feb. 22, at Duke.The event, free and open to the public, takes place from 4-5 p.m. in 270 Gross Hall on Duke's West Campus. Parking is available in the Bryan Center lot.On the panel are:-- John Aldrich, a professor of political science specializing in American politics and behavior and political institutions.-- David Rohde, a professor of political science specializing in American politics, including campaigns and elections, and legislative politics.-- Neil Siegel, a professor of law and political science who has focused much of his recent constitutional law scholarship on same-sex marriage and issues involving the Affordable Care Act.Duke political scientist Ruth Grant will moderate the discussion.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4047

    Are you interested in spending a semester in Washington through the Duke in DC program (https://law.duke.edu/curriculum/dukedc/)? Through the program you will have the unique opportunity to engage with the federal policy process through an immersive externship experience and a seminar taught by Law School faculty. Join us for lunch to learn more about the program and the process for applying. Sponsored by Duke in DC. For more information, please contact Sandra Pettiford at pettiford@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us to hear Dean's Cup panelists Judge Richard C. Tallman (9th Circuit), Judge Jane Kelly (8th Circuit), and Judge Kimberly J. Mueller (Eastern District of California) talk about how they select their clerks and how they work with their clerks. They will provide useful insight into the clerkship process, and will happily take questions. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Hannah Beardsley at hannah.beardsley@law.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 The Honorable Richard Tallman, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Honorable Jane Kelly, Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Honorable Kimberly Mueller, Eastern District of California will preside. Watch 2Ls Meredith Simons and Chase Harrington (for petitioner) and Ace Factor and Svein Hoexter (for respondent) argue Texas v. United States in Dean's Cup final round. Sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Moot Court Board. This event will be webcast. For more information, please contact Jordan Glassberg at jbg26@duke.edu

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding ticket sales for the 20th Annual PILF Auction & Gala on Friday, March 4, 2016. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Credit cards or check only, no cash. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Jasmin Lott at jasmin.lott@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, February 19 at 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. If you are unable to attend this lunch, there will be other opportunities to have lunch with the Dean this semester.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join Michael Gilles (JD/LLM '10), Attorney-Adviser for African and Near Eastern Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, and Howard Wachtel (JD/LLM '06), Senior Advisor in the Office of the Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the U.S. Department of State, for a wide-ranging discussion on the role that the UN Security Council plays in implementing counter-terrorism measures, their effect on Member States, and the criticisms voiced by some observers that some of its measures legitimize repression in the guise of counter-terrorism. Our panelists will be moderated by Professor Jayne Huckerby, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Duke International Human Rights Clinic. The panel will discuss the limits of the UN's ability to safeguard human rights in crisis situations, as well as the due process and humanitarian concerns raised by the UN's counter-terrorism regime. Co-sponsored by the JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, The Center for International & Comparative Law, and the International Human Rights Clinic. Lunch will be provided. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a collaborative event where your classmates are the panel! The Student speaker series offers Duke Law students and the Duke Student Community an opportunity to foster a respectful, honest, frank discussion about important matters of the day through guided open panel discussion. This discussion will be focused on issues surrounding Race and Colorism and will be led by Dean Linda Burton from the School of Social Sciences and co-chair of the Task Force on Hate and Bias. Sponsored by OUTLaw, BLSA, ALSA, MLSA, SALSA, WLSA, and CLS. For more information, please contact Katie Hasnain at katherine.hasnain@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Join BLSA as we live stream Michelle Alexander's Conversation on Policing & Race. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Christine Umeh at Christine.n.umeh@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding ticket sales for the 20th Annual PILF Auction & Gala on Friday, March 4, 2016. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Credit cards or check only, no cash. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Jasmin Lott at jasmin.lott@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 3041

    Professor Michael S. Moore, Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Chair and Co-Director, Program in Law and Philosophy at the University of Illinois College of Law, will deliver the Annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture entitled "The Elusive Quest for a Constitutional Right to Liberty." One of the country's most prominent authorities on the intersection of law and philosophy, he has published eight books and some 60 major articles, which have appeared in the country's top law reviews and peer reviewed journals in philosophy and psychiatry. He is the author of Placing Blame, a General Theory of the Criminal Law (Oxford University Press, 1997), widely regarded as the leading modern statement of the retributivist theory of punishment and of that theory's systematic application to criminal law doctrine. In Act and Crime: The Philosophy of Action and its Implications for Criminal Law (Oxford University Press, 1993), Moore provided a unified theory of action that underlies English and American criminal jurisprudence. Professor Moore has presented more than 150 lectures and papers in law, jurisprudence, political theory, legal philosophy, political science and economics, philosophy, psychology, and psychiatry. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Sandie MacLachlan at sandra.maclachlan@law.duke.edu.

  • Charlotte, NC

    Join us for a special program focusing on the work and efforts of Duke Law School's Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Robinson Bradshaw Hinson P.A. (101 N. Tryon St. Suite 1900, Charlotte). This event will feature the program's faculty directors, Professor Newman and Professor Coleman, plus exoneree, LaMonte Armstrong. This program is special to the Duke Law community and we hope you will join us for an uplifting and important presentation. Sponsored and hosted by Robinson Bradshaw Hinson, P.A. Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.squadup.com/events/duke-laws-wrongful-convictions-clinic-ev….

  • Law School 4049

    The Duke Mock Trial Board will present the final round of the annual Twiggs-Beskind Mock Trial Tournament. The final round will be judged by Judge James C. Dever III, the Chief Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The final round will be followed by a reception on the 3rd Floor Mezzanine. Sponsored by the Duke Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Rebecca Cooper at rebecca.cooper@duke.edu.

Friday, February 26, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by the Center for Law, Ethics and National Security. For more information, please contact Charles Dunlap at dunlap@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 4047

    Please join the Asian Law Students Association, the South Asian Law Students Association, and the CPDC in welcoming Marla Tun Reschly, partner at K&L Gates, and Imtiaz Jindani, in-house counsel at Wells Fargo, for a lunch discussion on practicing law as a diverse attorney. Ms. Reschly and Mr. Jindani will share insights based on their legal careers and personal experiences and answer questions from students. Ms. Reschly and Mr. Jindani have agreed to be available for individual meetings with students prior to the discussion to further speak about diversity. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4055

    The Duke Journal of Gender, Law & Policy's lecture will discuss theories of sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression and the implications of the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. The series kicks off with our opening speaker, Mary Ziegle, Stearns, Weaver, Miller Professor at Florida State University College of Law. She will present her paper, "Perceiving Orientation: Defining Sexuality After Obergefell." In addition to more than twenty articles on the legal history of reproduction and sexuality, she is the author of After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate, published by Harvard University Press in 2015. For After Roe, she is the recipient of the biannual Thomas J. Wilson Prize for the best first book published by the press in any discipline. De Novo will be served. Co-sponsored by the Duke Journal on Gender Law & Policy and OUTLaw. For more information please contact Christine Kim at cik2@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by the Center for Law, Ethics and National Security. For more information, please contact Charles Dunlap at dunlap@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    The Duke Law and Technology Review will be holding its annual Executive Board Elections. The positions of Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Chief Executive Editor-Internal, and Chief Executive Editor-External will be elected. This event is mandatory for all 2L members of the Journal. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Duke Law and Technology Review. For more information, please contact Kyle Jaep at kyle.jaep@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will join Professor Paul Haagen for a one-on-one discussion on sports and the law. In order to attend, please register by February 20th at: https://www.squadup.com/events/conversation-with-adam-silver-nba-commis…. Seating in room 3043 will be first come, first served. Additional seating will be available in Room 3037, where the program will be simulcast. Sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Benjamin Freeman at Benjamin.Freeman@Duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Please join the Class Gift Committee in Star Commons to celebrate the Class of 2016. Stop by for a casino and bingo night and learn more about the Class Gift Campaign. Appetizers will be served. For members of the Class of 2016 only. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Department. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 29, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding ticket sales for the 20th Annual PILF Auction & Gala on Friday, March 4, 2016. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Credit cards or check only, no cash. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Jasmin Lott at jasmin.lott@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 3037

    From state senates to the White House, many political offices are occupied by people who earned law degrees long before they hit the campaign trail. Join the Woman Law Students Association to learn from female attorneys-turned-lawmakers about how their legal educations helped prepare them for a life in politics, what they've learned in their various roles, and how they're using their positions to advocate for policies that will improve the lives of women. Panelists include Pricey Harrison (NC House of Representatives), Jennifer Weiss (Former member of NC House of Representatives), Carol Teal (Executive Director Lillian's List), and Susan Bysiewicz (Former Secretary of State for Connecticut). Panelists will discuss how their own careers evolved and offer advice for students who are interested in running for office about how they can position themselves to be successful in politics. Moderated by Professor Bartlett. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Allegra Flamm at allegra.flamm@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Come join us for a conversation with David Thompson, counsel for the Duke Lacrosse players in the civil suit against the University, and Professor Kathryn Bradley and Professor James Coleman about the lessons learned from the Duke Lacrosse scandal. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join visiting scholar Moritz Baumgärtel, a PhD candidate from the Université libre de Bruxelles, for a lecture titled "Europe's Refugee Crisis and the Rights of Migrants: What Role for Europe's Supranational Courts?" With large numbers of asylum seekers arriving in Europe, to what extent have the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice been used to strengthen the precarious rights of asylum seekers and refugees? Baumgärtel's research focuses on the intersection of migrant rights and human rights in litigation before these European supranational courts. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Center for International & Comparative Law, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, International Law Society and Human Rights Law Society. Lunch will be served. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

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

  • Law School 3043

    The Duke Journal of Gender, Law & Policy's Symposium will discuss theories of sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression and the implications of the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. We welcome Ronald Turner, Alumnae Law Center Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center. He will present his paper "Marriage Equality and Obergefell's Generational (Not Glucksberg's Traditional) Due Process Clause." He has authored and co-authored several books, including employment discrimination and torts casebooks, and has published more than 90 articles addressing labor and employment and constitutional law issues in academic journals. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. De Novo will be served. Co-sponsored by the Duke Journal on Gender Law & Policy and OUTLaw. For more information please contact Christine Kim at cik2@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding ticket sales for the 20th Annual PILF Auction & Gala on Friday, March 4, 2016. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Credit cards or check only, no cash. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Jasmin Lott at jasmin.lott@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 3043

    The Duke Journal of Gender, Law & Policy's Symposium will discuss theories of sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression and the implications of the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. We are excited to host Scott Skinner-Thompson, Acting Assistant Professor at NYU School of Law. His research focuses on privacy and anti-discrimination, with a particular focus on LGBTQ and HIV issues. His talk, "The Straight Faces of Same-Sex Marriage," will discuss impact litigation after Obergefell. His most recent article, "Outing Privacy," was published in the Northwestern University Law Review. Scott is the editor and contributing author of AIDS and the Law (Aspen, 5th ed., 2015), one of the leading resources in the field. His shorter commentary has appeared in Slate, The New Republic, and elsewhere. In 2014, he was selected as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Duke Journal on Gender Law & Policy and OUTLaw. For more information please contact Christine Kim at cik2@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The Program in Public Law is pleased to hold a lunchtime event to honor the memory of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February of this year. In his thirty years of service on the Court, Justice Scalia significantly influenced the ways that judges, lawyers, and the public think, talk, and write about the law, the Constitution, and the Court. Please join former Scalia clerk and litigation partner William Jay of Goodwin Procter, Professors Neil Siegel and Ernest Young, and Professor Margaret Lemos, who will moderate, as the Duke Law School community discusses the life and legacy of this influential jurist. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join Steven Watt, Senior Staff Attorney of the Human Rights Program at the American Civil Liberties Union for a lecture titled "Law and Legal Challenges in Addressing Psychologists in the CIA Torture Program." The lecture will focus on the recent ACLU lawsuit of Salim v. Mitchell filed against psychologists James Elmer Mitchell and John Jessen, whose role in designing and overseeing aspects of the post-September 11 detention and interrogation program was recently detailed in The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program (2014). Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Center for International & Comparative Law, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, International Law Society and Human Rights Law Society. Lunch will be served. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding ticket sales for the 20th Annual PILF Auction & Gala on Friday, March 4, 2016. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Credit cards or check only, no cash. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Jasmin Lott at jasmin.lott@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 3037

    Come listen to two leading scholars of statutory interpretation debate the merits of textualism and the role of nontextual aids such as legislative history. Amy Coney Barrett is a former clerk of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and she teaches constitutional law at Notre Dame. Margaret Lemos is former clerk of retired Justice John Paul Stevens, and she is a scholar of constitutional law, legal institutions, and procedure at Duke Law School. Curry Point will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Please contact Chase Harrington for more information at chase.harrington@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    The Duke Journal of Gender, Law & Policy's annual symposium will discuss theories of sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression and the implications of the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Gender, Law & Policy. For more information please contact Christine Kim at cik2@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    A discussion with Professors Neil Siegel and Christopher Schroeder of Duke Law and Professor Bill Marshall of UNC Law on the process, pitfalls, and potential reforms surrounding the Supreme Court's vacancy following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. Please contact Zach Newkirk for more information at zachary.newkirk@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Women Law Students Association and Professor Alexandra Johnson for a roundtable discussion about working as a female attorney and legal academic. Professor Johnson teaches Contract Drafting and other courses in corporate law, and is currently an attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York. Johnson's practice involves the representation of Fortune 500 companies and top financial institutions in the international transportation industry. Coffee and cupcakes will be served. Please RSVP in advance for this event, as space is limited. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Rosemary Chandler at rosemary.chandler@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

  • Law School 3037

    Issues related to gun ownership have plagued the United States for a long time. The Supreme Court's decision in Heller marked a new beginning in the legal debate concerning private gun ownership. In the recent years, mass shootings and terrorist attacks have over and over again brought people's attention to this legal and social issue. With Obama's new gun control executive order, Scalia's recent death, and the upcoming presidential election, the future is even more unpredictable. Prof. Blocher and Prof. Miller from the Law School, Prof. Swanson from the Psychiatry Department, and Prof. Welty from UNC School of Government will talk about the different aspects of the issue. Co-sponsored by ACS, Duke Law Democrats and the Health Law Society. Chick-fil-a will be served. For more information, please contact Wenbo Zhang at wz53@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    Interested in working in a United States Attorney's Office? Join Professor Sam Buell, Professor Lisa Kern Griffin, and Duke Law graduate Erin Blondel, an AUSA in Raleigh, for an informal discussion of AUSA positions. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Professor Griffin and Professor Buell. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Gladys Bethea at gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join BLSA as we discuss upcoming board elections and admitted students weekend. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Geoffrey Wright at geoffrey.a.wright@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 3043

    The Duke Journal of Gender, Law & Policy's Symposium will discuss theories of sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression and the implications of the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. We welcome Dr. Melina Bell, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Law at Washington & Lee University. She will present her paper "Gender Essentialism and American Law: Why and How to Sever the Connection." Professor Bell's primary research interests are in political philosophy, philosophy of law, and feminist philosophy. Her publications have focused on several different ways in which the basic structure of society, or particular domains within it, reflect hierarchies of social power that unduly restrict human freedom and opportunity and impede human flourishing. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Duke Journal on Gender Law & Policy and OUTLaw. For more information please contact Christine Kim at cik2@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be holding ticket sales for the 20th Annual PILF Auction & Gala on Friday, March 4, 2016. Tickets cost $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Credit cards or check only, no cash. Sponsored by PILF. Please contact Jasmin Lott at jasmin.lott@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join WLSA in welcoming members of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, Judicial Division for a panel and reception. Business casual attire recommended. Space is limited. Co-sponsored by the Duke Law Career & Professional Development Center and DBA. Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/I8suQvv925 or email Emily Weiss at ecw36@duke.edu.

Friday, March 04, 2016

  • Law School 3037

    The Duke Forum for Law and Social Change's annual symposium is focused on civil rights litigation and policing. Featured speakers include Professor Jim Coleman and Professor Neil Vidmar. Breakfast and lunch will be served; all are welcome to attend. Sponsored by DFLSC. For more information, please contact Kayla Robinson at kayla.robinson@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 4042

    Chunyang Shao is managing partner of the Shanghai office of JunHe, a prominent Chinese law firm. He will speak on Chinese securities and capital markets, PRC outbound investment, or other more general topics on the Chinese legal practice. For more on Mr. Shao, please see his biography: http://www.junhe.com/en/partnersnc/partner/136.html?tmpl=partner&name=s…. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Asian Law Students Association and International Law Society. For more information, please contact Amy Richardson at amy.k.richardson@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 auction will be donations solicited by PILF throughout the year from law firms, local businesses, faculty, students, and alumni. Popular items have included a law school parking lot pass, vacation time shares, Duke Basketball paraphernalia, dinners with professors, guitar lessons, and climbing trips. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Jasmin Lott at jasmin.lott@duke.edu.

  • Philadelphia, PA

    Please join Duke Philadelphia and Duke Law Alumni to watch the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Miami Heat. Duke alums Jahlil Okafor and Elton Brand of the 76ers will be up against Duke alums Justice Winslow, Luol Deng, and Josh McRoberts of the Miami Heat! This will be a great opportunity to casually gather with other Duke alumni, family, and friends for an exciting game! Hosted by Duke Philadelphia. Learn more and RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/hp3unyz.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    In the wake of a fantastic Duke win against UNC, we would like to invite you to join us for a rally to help us kick-off the 2016 Graduating Class Gift Campaign! Each year the graduating class gives a final gift to the Law School to leave a legacy and sustain the standard of excellence that Duke Law is known for. Please come by Beber Garden at 2pm to play cornhole, enjoy some Bojangles, and rally with your classmates for the Duke vs. UNC game. During this fun day with your fellow classmates, you will also be able to find out how you can make a meaningful contribution to the Law School. No pledge or gift is too small. Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information please contact Kate Shivar, Annual Giving Coordinator, at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu

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    Join us at the home of Jillian Ciocchetti and Corey Ciocchetti JD'02 for a basketball watch party vs. UNC. The gathering will begin one hour prior to tip-off at 6:30pm. Friends and family are welcome. Generously sponsored and hosted by Jillian Ciocchetti and Corey Ciocchetti JD'02. Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.squadup.com/events/duke-vs-unc-basketball-game-watch-denver.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    A training session and mock hearing for law students interested in advocating for sexual assault victims/survivors in Title IX university sexual assault adjudication hearings. Training and mock hearing conducted by members of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Sponsored by Coalition Against Gendered Violence. Lunch will be provided. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Gabrielle Lucero at gabrielle.lucero@lawnet.duke.edu.

Monday, March 07, 2016

  • Perkins Library 217

    While there is a vast literature on medieval Jewish and Islamic law, the histories of medieval Jewish and Muslim legal institutions received substantially less attention. A relative dearth of documentary sources and a privileged position given to prescriptive texts have led to a top-down approach that views courts predominantly from the perspective of the central political power and/or the legal tradition. This situation contrasts with the study of courts and the legal arena in Christian Europe where there has been a long tradition of studying legal institutions "from below," whether through the lens of dispute settlement, microhistory, or legal anthropology. This conference will attempt to bridge the gap between the study of legal culture and practice in medieval Europe and the Islamic world by bring together scholars of medieval Christian, Muslim, Jewish and secular legal institutions to think comparatively about the study of individuals and legal institutions "from below." In order to supply a comparative perspective, we will be joined by scholars who have tackled such questions in adjacent fields, from Late Antiquity to the Ottoman Empire. The talks will explore how individuals accessed legal institutions and maneuvered in the legal arena, how legal institutions catered to and were affected by litigants' participation, and to what extent viewing litigants as consumers is a fruitful model in Europe and across the Mediterranean.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come stock up on Duke Law merchandise! We will have hats, t-shirts, sweatpants, umbrellas, padfolios, teddy bears, and more. Payment by credit or debit only; all proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please email Alicia Shen (alicia.shen@lawnet.duke.edu) or Brittany Mixon (brittany.mixon@lawnet.duke.edu).

  • Law School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick will be working with PILF to sell Tricky Dick tickets outside Star Commons for a discounted price of $10 each. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    North Carolina is one of two states where 16 and 17 year olds are mandatorily charged as adults, regardless of the crime committed. This puts these teenagers in a dangerous position: minors are more vulnerable in adult prisons and have huge difficulties securing jobs or higher education after their eventual release. Join the American Constitution Society for a panel discussion of North Carolina's current policy and the ongoing efforts to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction. The panel will feature Chief District Court Judge Marcia Morey, local juvenile public defender Eric Zogry, and UNC Law's Professor Barbara Fedders. Sponsored by ACS. For more information, contact Sara Faber at sara.faber@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Join the SJD Association and Visiting Scholars to Duke for lunch. Sponsored by the SJD Association. For more information, please contact Christine Ryan at christine.ryan@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a discussion about the future of President Obama's immigration executive order with Professor Josh Blackman of South Texas College of Law and Professor Stuart Benjamin. What will the eight member Supreme Court decide? Does DAPA violate the Take Care Clause? Come join the discussion! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Volunteers will train and certify in the preparation of Foreign Student and Scholar income tax returns. Volunteers will then prepare tax returns at Duke International House (I-House). The service dates at I-House are Sunday, March 20; Saturday, March 26; Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. Please RSVP to burrucker@law.duke.edu by 3:00 on Wednesday, March 2. Dinner will be served. Sponsored by VITA. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

  • See description

    Alumni and friends in the Bay area are warmly invited to join us for a breakfast with David F. Levi, Dean and Professor of Law at Winston & Strawn LLP (101 California Street, 35th Floor, San Francisco, CA). Breakfast will be served. Special thanks to Robert Pringle JD '79 and Krista Enns JD, MPP '99 for hosting! Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.squadup.com/events/san-francisco-alumni-breakfast-with-dean….

  • Law School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick will be working with PILF to sell Tricky Dick tickets outside Star Commons for a discounted price of $10 each. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    An hour-long exploration of top tips to expert-level thinking and writing for judicial law clerks. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, contact Hannah Beardsley at hannah.beardsley@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3171

    Meet and greet with Rabbi Zalman. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by JLSA. For more information, please contact Jake Wasserman at jake.wasserman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    This session will provide an introduction to oral advocacy and the Hardt Cup Tournament for 1L students. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Jasmin Lott at jasmin.lott@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Join the faculty directors of the summer institutes in Geneva and Hong Kong, as well as administrators from International Studies and Student Affairs to talk about plans for the 2016 Institutes. Duke Law students who attended the 2015 Institutes will attend to talk about their experiences and to answer questions. This is a mandatory meeting for first-year JD/LLMs. JDs are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Tonya Jacobs at jacobs@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick will be working with PILF to sell Tricky Dick tickets outside Star Commons for a discounted price of $10 each. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • See description

    Alumni and friends in the Bay area are warmly invited to join us for a lunch with David F. Levi, Dean and Professor of Law at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (650 Page Mill Rd, Conference Room CT-1A, Palo Alto, CA). Special thanks to Tony Jeffries JD '92, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for hosting! Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.squadup.com/events/palo-alto-lunch-with-dean-levi.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join the Duke Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society as it welcomes Justice Sue Bell Cobb, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 2007-2011, for a discussion on the troubling optics and perverse incentives of judicial elections on the independence of our state judiciaries and the legal profession as a whole. Q-Shack will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association and ACS National. For more information, contact Brett Bellmore at brett.bellmore@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Moot Court Board members are invited to attend a judge training session for the preliminary round of the Hardt Cup. All Moot Court Board members must attend one of two trainings. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Daniel Stockton at daniel.stockton@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick will be working with PILF to sell Tricky Dick tickets outside Star Commons for a discounted price of $10 each. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Moot Court Board members are invited to attend a judging training session in preparation for the Hardt Cup. All Moot Court Board members are required to attend one of two training sessions. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Daniel Stockton at daniel.stockton@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Duke Law Democrats will have our introductory meeting - all students are welcome! Sponsored by Duke Law Democrats. For more information, please contact Mark Patronella at mark.patronella@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    This session will provide an introduction to oral advocacy and the Hardt Cup Tournament for 1L students. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Jasmin Lott at jasmin.lott@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Law & Entrepreneurship Society for an informative discussion covering the day-to-day experience of advising high-tech start-up companies and directing venture capital financing deals. Panelist will include associates at law firms locally and in New York. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by L&ES. For more information, please contact L&E Society President Bill Warren at wsw3@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join us for the next session of our Student Scholarship Workshop Series. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Student Scholarship Workshop. Please RSVP to Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 11, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick will be working with PILF to sell Tricky Dick tickets outside Star Commons for a discounted price of $10 each. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

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

Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick is an annual musical comedy show performed by fellow Duke Law students. Tickets cost $15 each. The event is this Thursday at the Durham Arts Council starting at 6:30PM. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation and Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick is an annual musical comedy show performed by fellow Duke Law students. Tickets cost $15 each. The event is this Thursday at the Durham Arts Council starting at 6:30PM. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation and Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Interested in working in a United States Attorney's Office? Join Professor Sam Buell, Professor Lisa Kern Griffin, and Duke Law graduate Erin Blondel, an AUSA in Raleigh, for an informal discussion of AUSA positions. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Professors Griffin and Buell. For more information or to rsvp, please contact Gladys Bethea at gladys.bethea@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Asian Law Students Association for the "I Love" Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three biggest legal markets. The I Love NY Panel will showcase recent alumni working in New York to address regional considerations such as practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Panelists will include: Juyon Kang ('15) of Milbank, Min Lee ('14) of McDermott, Leah Shen ('11) of Simpson Thacher, and Aileen Kim of Weil. Chick-fil-A will be served. Sponsored by ALSA and the DBA. For more information, please contact Stephany Yang at dukealsa@gmail.com.

  • Law School 3043

    The NY State Board of Law Examiners requires that every graduating LLM student planning to sit for the New York Bar fill out the LLM Certificate of Attendance Form. We will hold a mandatory Information Session for LLM students planning to sit for the bar exam to show you how to fill out the form correctly and answer your questions. Please note that students who are qualified to sit for the bar exam by the virtue of their home country law degree do not need to attend this session. Please make sure to bring a printed copy of your class schedule for the fall and spring semesters and a printed copy of the form, which can be download at http://www.nybarexam.org/Docs/LLMCertificateofAttendanceForm.pdf. We encourage you to review the form ahead of time. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the series of seminar entitled "Islamic State and International Law", this second seminar will first assess the legality of the US-led coalition airstrikes against IS in Syria and Iraq, with a particular emphasis on the UN Security Council Resolution 2249, unanimously adopted on November 20, 2015. The question of how to end impunity and bring to justice, at both the national and international levels, IS members suspected of having committed international crimes will then be raised and discussed as well as the question as to whether the international responsibility of territorial and third States providing direct or indirect support to IS could be engaged. This talk features Jean-Baptiste Maillart, visiting scholar at Duke Law School and Antonio Coco, visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. Sponsored by International Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Cindy Li at zhiran.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 4047

    Join Jina Dhillon, Senior Policy Advisor at Ipas, and Aram Schvey, Senior Policy Counsel and Manager of Special Projects at the Center for Reproductive Rights, for a lecture titled "Reproductive Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy: From Helms to the U.N." The speakers will discuss reproductive rights from both an international perspective and in the context of U.S. foreign policy. The international perspective will broadly look at reproductive rights as human rights, international mechanisms through the UN and regional bodies, and comparative experiences in other jurisdictions. The U.S. foreign policy discussion will highlight the Helm Amendment and its implementation, the Siljander Amendment and its chilling effect, and policies on abortion bans overseas. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, Center for International and Comparative Law, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, International Law Society, Human Rights Law Society, and Law Students for Reproductive Justice. Lunch will be served. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • See description

    Join alumni, the Duke Moot Team, and admitted students for a gathering in connection with the twenty-third Willem C. Vis Moot at the Augustinerkeller, Augustinerstraße 1, A-1010 Wien. Sponsored by Katharina Riedl LL.M.'13. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Katharina at Katharina.Riedl@bakermckenzie.com.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick is an annual musical comedy show performed by fellow Duke Law students. Tickets cost $15 each. The event is this Thursday at the Durham Arts Council starting at 6:30PM. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation and Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join Vinson & Elkins, a premier global transactional law firm, and OUTLaw, the Business Law Society, the International Law Society, and the Federalist Society in the annual Anatomy of a Deal event, where real practitioners walk students through the mechanics of a major transaction, highlighting the role that attorneys play along the way. Q-Shack will be served. Sponsored by Vinson & Elkins. For more information, please contact Seth Pearson (seth.pearson@lawnet.duke.edu).

  • Law School 3041

    1Ls: the Casenote competition is less than two months away! Hear from each of the Editors in Chief of Duke's nine student run-publications and find out what makes each journal so distinctive and rewarding. Preliminary details about the competition will also be announced. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Casenote Committee. Please email casenote@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Stop by our 2016 Class Gift table in the Star Commons Foyer and make your donation or pledge there. The table will be staffed by Class Gift Committee members, so stop by to say hi and talk to a committee member about the Class Gift. Sponsored by the Graduating Class Gift and the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar, Annual Giving Coordinator, at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3037

    Approximately 50% of law school graduates are women, yet females comprise less than 20% of the partners at major law firms. Please join WLSA for an interactive workshop lead by Judith Hammerschmidt that will prepare you to negotiate and advocate for yourself in the workplace, as well as build the relationships that will help you succeed in your career. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Caitlyn Greene at caitlyn.greene@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    SELS would like to invite you to lunch with Sean Alford and Chelsea Handler, two practicing sports and entertainment attorneys at Proskauer Rose in New York. Sean and Chelsea will discuss their paths that led them to become attorneys at one of the world's largest sports and entertainment law firms and what their practices entail. This is a great opportunity to learn what it takes to practice in one of the most competitive areas of law and to network with two attorneys in the field. For more information, please see their bios: Sean Alford: http://www.proskauer.com/professionals/sean-alford/ and Chelsea Handler: http://www.proskauer.com/professionals/chelsea-handler/. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Benjamin Freeman at Benjamin.Freeman@Duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    We invite you to come hear a wide-ranging discussion about redistricting and its far-reaching effects. This conversation is particularly important as the Supreme Court is dealing with multiple cases involving redistricting issues. During this conversation, the panelists will talk about how race affects redistricting, what can be done to make districts truly representative, the implications of the two cases currently before the Court, and their experiences working on these issues at their respective organizations. Joining the conversation as panelists will be Anita Earls from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, Leah Aden from the NAACP LDF, and Rep. Larry Hall, the Minority Leader of the NC House of Representatives. The conversation will be moderated by Stella Boswell. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Duke Law Democrats. For more information, please contact Ravi Shah at ravi.shah@duke.edu or Marc Arena at marc.arena@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Join us for a conversation with a panel of Christian attorneys from diverse practices discussing how their faith impacts their legal practice. We envision an informal conversation where people can speak candidly and ask honest questions, so please come with questions. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by the Christian Legal Society. For more information, please contact Dexter Pearce at dexterpearce@live.com.

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Off-campus

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick is an annual musical comedy show performed by fellow Duke Law students. Tickets cost $15 each. The event is this Thursday at the Durham Arts Council starting at 6:30PM. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation and Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

    Chauncey Parker, '86, will be on campus to speak with students interested in working in New York or public interest law. If you are able to attend, please RSVP to Emily Sharples (sharples@law.duke.edu) by Tuesday, March 22, at 2 PM. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 3171

    Join Professors Dorianne Coleman and Lisa Kern Griffin in a roundtable to discuss the experience of women here in the Duke Law classroom. Topics will range from participation in class discussion, office hours, communication with professors, and other challenges and opportunities confronting women in the Duke Law classroom environment. This will be an informal discussion with participation encouraged. Space is limited to fifteen, first come first serve. Please RSVP by filling out the google form, http://goo.gl/forms/C21wmQRBg4. Emails will be sent to confirm attendance. Co-sponsored by WLSA, CAGV, LSRJ, and DJGLP. For more information, please contact Shanna Rifkin, shanna.rifkin@lawnet.duke.edu or Shannon Welch, shannon.welch@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Law School 4045

    Sponsored by Duke Forum for Law and Social Change. For more information, please contact Jihye Lee at jihye.lee@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Alvin E. Roth, The Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics, Stanford University, and co-recipient, 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences will discuss his book, "Who Gets What - And Why: The Hidden World of Matchmaking and Market Design." A bagged lunch will be served to attendees on a first come, first serve basis. Sponsored by The Duke Project on Law and Markets. Please contact Victoria Zellefrow (victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu) with any further questions.

  • Law School 4047

    The Program in Public Law welcomes Chauncey Parker '86, Special Policy Adviser to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, to speak on "Criminal Justice Reform: Reducing Crime and Reducing Imprisonment." Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by PIPL. For more information please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Stop by our 2016 Class Gift table in the Star Commons Foyer and make your donation or pledge there. The table will be staffed by Class Gift Committee members, so stop by to say hi and talk to a committee member about the Class Gift. Sponsored by the Graduating Class Gift and the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar, Annual Giving Coordinator, at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3043

    Are you ready for real-world legal research? Join the Duke Law research instructors to learn about the latest research tools embraced by practitioners, and the best "starting points" for nearly every research assignment you'll receive. Co-sponsored by the J. Michael Goodson Law Library and the Career & Professional Development Center. More details to follow. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4000

    Join the Law & Economics Society for a presentation by Professor John de Figueiredo on how to navigate one's career as a junior associate. Topics will include trade-offs between different specialty groups, client relationships, and lateraling across law firms. Chick-fil-A will be served. Sponsored by the Law & Economics Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Sharaf Islam at sharaf.islam@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Tricky Dick is an annual musical comedy show performed by fellow Duke Law students. Tickets cost $15 each. The event is this Thursday at the Durham Arts Council starting at 6:30PM. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation and Tricky Dick. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come stock up on Duke Law merchandise! We will have polos, hats, t-shirts, shorts, padfolios, and more. Payment by credit or debit only; all proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please email Alicia Shen (alicia.shen@lawnet.duke.edu) or Brittany Mixon (brittany.mixon@lawnet.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4042

    Patrick Moulette, head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) anti-corruption division, will present a lecture titled "The OECD's Anti-Bribery Treaty." Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Judge Robert Katzmann will discuss his book on statutory interpretation, "Judging Statutes", with Duke Law professors Neil Siegel and Marin Levy. Katzmann became Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on September 1, 2013. At his appointment in 1999, he was the Walsh Professor of Government, Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University; a Fellow of the Governmental Studies Program of the Brookings Institution; and president of the Governance Institute. A book signing will follow the discussion. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Sandie MacLachlan at sandra.maclachlan@gmail.com.

  • See description

    Tax practice can take you from the board rooms of Wall St. to the halls of Congress; from the shores of the Caymans to the Cantons of Switzerland. Join the former head of the Tax Practice at Sidley Austin and prior Tax Legislative Counsel of the US Treasury Department, Robert Wooton, about life and opportunities as a tax lawyer. Professor Wooton currently teaches at Northwestern Law School, and can also discuss that schools Tax LLM. Meet in the Career Center at 2:30 to head to the Star Commons with Professor Wooton for Coffee. Please RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3WrCM6sQeuXHTLf. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at Dale.Malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join BLSA as we present a panel of attorneys currently practicing at large law firms in Washington D.C. The panel's discussion will include the benefits of practicing law in the nation's capital, the large variety in practice areas offered at firms in D.C., and the experience of practicing at a firm as a minority attorney. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Geoffrey Wright at geoffrey.a.wright@duke.edu.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 3043

    Professors from the Law School, Pratt, and Fuqua, and representatives from Duke's Office of Licensing and Ventures, will discuss intellectual property, innovation, and entrepreneurship at universities. Sponsored by the Law & Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Joe Harris at joe.harris@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join WLSA as we elect our 2016-2017 Executive Board. Sponsored by WLSA. Please contact Rachel Ofori at rachel.ofori@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 3037

    Please join Law Student for Reproductive Justice and ACS for a lunchtime event on the future of reproductive rights in the wake of the Whole Woman's Health case. We will be joined by David Brown from the Center for Reproductive Rights who worked on the case in Texas, Chavi Koneru, from NARAL Pro-Choice NC to discuss some of the laws in NC and how they impact access to reproductive health services, and Professor Neil Siegel. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Katharine Bartlett. Jimmy John's sandwiches will be served. The event is co-sponsored by ACS and funded by DBA. For more information, please contact Shanna Rifkin at shanna.rifkin@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Discussion of the ongoing financial crisis related to Puerto Rico's government debt. Panelists include attorneys and credit experts from both the US and Puerto Rico. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Mitchell Brunson at mitchell.brunson@duke.edu

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Law faculty members are invited to learn more about two scholarship tracking systems, Hein Author Portal and Google Scholar. For law faculty only. Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library. For more information, please contact Hollie White at hollie.white@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    A must introduction for 1L students interested in Journal membership and the Casenote Competition. Join Professors Doriane Coleman and Joseph Blocher to learn about the journal experience and value of participation. What are the benefits of journal membership and why should you join a journal? How do journal members participate in the scholarly community? What is a casenote, how can you prepare to write one? All 1Ls are encouraged to attend - this event will NOT be recorded. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law Casenote Committee. For more information contact casenote@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, NC WARN, and The Climate Times for lunch and a panel discussion on the economics and environmental risks associated with natural gas production and use. Guest speakers include geoscientist and shale gas expert J. David Hughes, and Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology at Cornell, Dr. Robert Howarth. Sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic. Please contact Ryke Longest, longest@law.duke.edu, or Shannon Arata, shannon.arata@lawnet.duke.edu, for more information.

  • Law School 3037

    Speaker Shardul Desai, more details to follow. Sponsored by PIPL. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

  • Law School 3043

    Please join a panel of practitioners across different geographies in the United States, discussing their experiences balancing a thriving legal profession and personal aspects of life. The panelists will examine how geography and location have affected their professional careers and personal lives. Panelists will provide insights and emphasize the advantages and disadvantages of certain geographic areas, including North Carolina, New York, Texas and Washington, DC. This event is part of WLSA's Professional Development Spring Series. Sponsored by Hogan Lovells. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Gloria Liu at gloria.liu1@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    A three part series for 1Ls. Additional details coming soon. Co-sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3037

    Do you think that the Supreme Court Justices should be the only federal judges not bound by the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges? Should video coverage of Supreme Court hearings be allowed? Join the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society for a lively lunch discussion about Supreme Court transparency and accessibility. The panel will feature Professor Thomas Metzloff, Professor Ernest Young, and Professor Donald Ayer, and will be moderated by Gabe Roth, the executive director of Fix the Court, a non-profit that concentrates on judicial transparency and institutional reform for the Supreme Court. Co-sponsored by ACS and the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Josh Zaslawsky at joshua.zaslawsky@duke.edu.

  • See description

    The official class photo for all JDs, LLMs, and LLM-LEs for the Class of 2016. You must wear a dark suit for the shoot. Location: Front Lawn. Rain date: March 31, 2016. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3041

    This student moderated panel will feature Professors Katharine Bartlett and Jane R. Wettach having an honest, frank discussion surrounding NC HB 2, the "Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act," and fielding questions from the audience regarding the passage of the bill and the success or failure of possible challenges to the law. NC HB 2 was passed last Wednesday and prohibits NC localities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances. Though North Carolina does have a statewide nondiscrimination law, it does not include specific protections for LGBTQ people. Sponsored by OUTLaw. For more information, please contact Katie Hasnain at katherine.hasnain@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    The Program in Public Law welcomes Tristan Duncan, Duke alum, partner and trial lawyer at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, to speak on her involvement in the school finance case Petrella v. Brownback, as well as her work with Kurt Vonnegut, and other American icons, and building a constitutional law practice in general. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Come learn about the PILF Grant application process and PILF board elections. Sponsored by Kaplan. For more information, please contact Christine Umeh at Christine.Umeh@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join us for the next session of our Student Scholarship Workshop Series. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Student Scholarship Workshop. Please RSVP to Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Stop by our 2016 Class Gift table in the Star Commons Foyer and make your donation or pledge there. The table will be staffed by Class Gift Committee members, so stop by to say hi and talk to a committee member about the Class Gift. Sponsored by the Graduating Class Gift and the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar, Annual Giving Coordinator, at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu

Friday, April 01, 2016

Saturday, April 02, 2016

  • See description

    For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Go all in and join us for a fabulous Casino Night with your classmates. We will have Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold'em and Bingo too! We will also have a few professors dealing at the Blackjack tables. Get ready for the excitement and exhilaration of good friends, fun, and a little "gambling". Sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Graduating Class Gift. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar, Annual Giving Coordinator, at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 04, 2016

  • Law School 4040

    Join Professor Jenkins and the Career Center's Jen Caplan in a round table to discuss Women's Career Search Experience at Duke Law. Topics will range from advice on responding to gendered comments and other challenges and opportunities confronting women as they interview and begin their careers. This will be an informal discussion with participation encouraged. Space is limited to fifteen, first come first serve. Please RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0x22N9X5zxGWHs1. Emails will be sent to confirm attendance. Co-sponsored by WLSA, CAGV, LSRJ, DBA, and DJGLP. For more information, please contact Rosie McKinley, rose.mckinley@duke.edu or Rachel Ofori, rachel.ofori@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 4045

    This session is an opportunity for students across various schools in Duke to have an interactive discussion on Environmental Justice in the US. The session encourages participation amongst students from all the graduate programs across the various schools to foster a larger, cross-school network across Duke University to tackle issues that have a multi-disciplinary dimension. The session will be hosted by Professor Longest and Professor Nowlin of the Environmental Law and Policy clinic and Ms. Kay Jowers, a senior policy associate at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Hosted by the Environmental Law Society and co-sponsored by the GPSC and the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. For more information, please contact Dilnaz Bapasola at dilnaz.bapasola@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Ever wondered what a post-graduate fellowship is? Come find out at Post-Graduate Fellowships 101! We will be discussing the different types of fellowships and how to apply. We'll also hear from panelists Emilia Beskind L'08 and Caitlin Swain L'12 as they discuss their experiences as fellows. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association and the Government & Public Service Society (GPS). For more information, please contact Jasmin Lott at jasmin.lott@duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

  • Bryan Center

    The Just-In-Time Career Fair is specifically designed for students seeking summer internships and full-time positions after graduation. Duke will be hosting employers across various disciplines including health, technology, energy, and areas of expertise in between! Any student who may not have locked in an internship or full-time position should attend to meet with employers.

  • Law School 4047

    A three part series for 1Ls. Additional details coming soon. Co-sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4055

    Doug Perlman, founder and CEO of Sports Media Advisors, will join Professor Paul Haagen for a one-on-one discussion on the changing media landscape. Doug Perlman is a veteran sports media executive who has held senior leadership roles at the NHL and IMG and has been recognized by The Sporting News as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Sports. At SMA, he has worked with several prominent sports organizations including the NFL, NASCAR, USTA, PGA Tour, and MLB. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact Benjamin Freeman at Benjamin.Freeman@Duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    All are welcome to join in a discussion of Professor Powell's latest book, Targeting Americans: The Constitutionality of the U.S. Drone War (Oxford University Press). Powell's book focuses on the legal debate surrounding drone strikes, From a position of deep practical expertise in constitutional issues, Prof. Powell provides a dispassionate and balanced analysis of the issues posed by U.S. targeted killing policy. A fundamental theme of the book is that the conclusion that an action or policy is constitutional should not be confused with claims about its wisdom, morality, or legality under international norms. Professor Joseph Blocher and Professor Charles Dunlap, Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, will begin the conversation and discussion. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean and The Goodson Law Library. For more information please contact Melanie Dunshee, dunshee@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

  • Law School 3037

    This is the second Community Roundtable of the year for Duke Law's student organizations. Attendance of at least one officer from each DBA-chartered student group is mandatory. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Enhance your success this summer with a "head's up" from your 3L classmates! A 3L panel will share keys to pre-summer preparation; exceeding employers' expectations; making the most of employers' social offerings; and artfully addressing challenges as they arise. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Please join your fellow students and classmates for a few minutes to chat, celebrate the graduating 3L class, and build community together! Together we will recognize and honor the Duke Law's Outstanding and Noteworthy Endeavors (D.O.N.E) Award winners. The D.O.N.E. Awards honor various student leaders and student organizations for their invaluable contributions to the Law School. Consider it an opportunity to get to know classmates or faculty members in a comfortable atmosphere, and also say good bye to 3Ls before graduation. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Rosie McKinley at ram87@duke.edu.

Friday, April 08, 2016

  • Law School 4044

    All those interested in running for an elected position (President, Vice President, Volunteer Director) on the 2016-2017 PILF Board are required to attend PILF Board Elections. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Daniel Stockton at daniel.stockton@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    This powerful one-hour documentary, Wilhemina's War, "tells the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in her family's fight for survival from HIV and AIDS [in rural South Carolina]. Shot over the course of five years, the film bears witness to the resilience and determination of the human spirit in the fact of tremendous adversity." With 51% of new HIV diagnoses occurring in the US South, the film is a powerful reminder of health disparities faced by poor minority communities in the South. Food will be served. Sponsored by the HIV/AIDS Policy Clinic, the Health Justice Clinic, OUTlaw, PILF, WLSA and the Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Carolyn McAllaster, director of the HIV/AIDS Policy clinic, mcallaster@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    The Environmental Law and Policy Clinic invites all 1Ls and undergraduates interested in Environmental Law to a free pizza lunch. We are seeking feedback from students on the Environmental Law & Policy Clinic's website and outreach. Sponsored by the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. For more information, please contact David Schwartz at david.schwartz@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join SELS as we welcome Russ Sauer, a partner at the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, who has spent the majority of his career practicing sports and entertainment law in big law, to learn about his career and his advice for future attorneys in the field. Sponsored by SELS. For more information, please contact Brittany Mills at brittany.mills@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Boston, MA

    Come out to TD Garden's to watch the Boston Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks with fellow Duke alumni! You will have the chance to watch the game from lodge seating and afterwards, have a court side meet & greet with former Duke player, Miles Plumlee '12. This is a family-friendly event so bring everyone along. $75.00 includes game ticket for lodge seating. Hosted by Duke Boston. Learn more and RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/zavhp8w.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

  • Goodson Chapel

    'Criminal (IN)Justice: A summit on the movement for social change in the era of mass criminalization' brings together students, professors and practitioners of law, theology, prison ministry, public policy, community organizing and activism in the hopes that such cross-sectional collaboration can bring about new solutions for criminal justice reform in North Carolina. Keynote speaker is the Rev. Starsky Wilson, of Duke Divinity and co-chair of the Ferguson Commission. Sponsored by Duke Divinity's Prison and Justice Action Committee (PJAC), in partnership with the Sanford School of Public Policy and The Innocence Project @ Duke Law School. Open to the public, registration and $12 to cover breakfast and lunch required. http://sites.duke.edu/primedd/2016/03/11/criminal-injustice-conference/ Contact: Dominic.MacCormack@duke.edu

Monday, April 11, 2016

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Muslim Law Students Association and the CPDC in welcoming Kiran Siddiqi, Immigration Law Analyst at the US Department of Homeland Security, and Nehal Siddiqui, senior associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York for a lunch discussion on practicing law as a diverse attorney. Ms. Siddiqui and Ms. Siddiqi will share insights based on their legal careers and personal experiences and answer questions from students. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School Star Commons

    Faculty and staff are invited to come celebrate students who have been involved in pro bono, externships, clinics and other public interest activities during the 2015-2016 school year. We will be honoring students who serve the community and serve them dinner for their efforts. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu. Please RSVP here: Faculty/Staff RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5BeVtYJEbtVvSQZ (by April 1); Student RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1FgBLCgEt2sGk6N (by April 4). Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  • Law School 4000

    Josh Toman, current Chambers Clerk to the Honorable Frank D. Whitney, Chief United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina and retired Army JAG will be on campus to discuss a number of career paths with students. Given his background as a US Army Infantry officer and member of the JAG Corps, Josh will discuss with students his diverse experiences and give career advice on areas such as cybersecurity, the law of armed conflict, anti-terrorism, criminal prosecutions, as well as applying for federal clerkships. Sponsored by DJCIL. For more information, please contact Dominic Lerario (dml34@duke.edu).

  • Law School 4047

    Please join us to hear Hardt Cup panelists Judge Todd M. Hughes, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Judge Robin L. Rosenberg, Southern District of Florida and Judge Frank D. Whitney, Western District of North Carolina talk about how they select their clerks and how they work with their clerks. They will provide useful insight into the clerkship process, and will happily take questions. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Hannah Beardsley at hannah.beardsley@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 3037

    This talk will examine the best ways to promote the public interest through copyright law by comparing the recent litigations over the Google Library Project in the United States and China. The U.S. courts ruled that the Google Library Project was fair use. By contrast, the Chinese courts ruled against Google, holding that its Library Project did not constitute fair use. In the talk, Professor Sun will consider why the U.S. and Chinese courts have made these conflicting judicial opinions. He will further use this comparative study to show that the construction of both legal and cultural infrastructures is essential for promoting the public interest in copyright law. This event will cover topics in both comparative and international intellectual property law. Sponsored by the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Laura Pasekoff at lmp44@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The Center on Law, Ethics and National Security will sponsor a panel discussion with three of the chapter authors of "Custom's Future: International Law in a Changing World." Professors Curtis Bradley, Mitu Gulati, and Laurence Helfer will discuss their chapters in the new book edited by Professor Curtis Bradley. The book seeks to promote a better understanding of how customary international law has developed over time, the way in which it is applied in practice, and the challenges that it faces going forward in dealing with complex modern problems such as climate change, international terrorism, and global financial instability. Pizza will be served on a first come, first serve basis. A book signing will follow the talk. Sponsored by LENS. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    If you are a student with an undergrad degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, some related fields), and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney, Practising Law Institute (PLI) invites you to a presentation by Gene Quinn, Featured Lecturer of PLI's Patent Office Exam Course and Founder of IPWatchdog, Inc. Topics for discussion include: The latest info on the Patent Office Exam, Who can take it, How it works, now that it's on computer and "on demand", When you should take it, How the America Invents Act is impacting the Exam, and Recommendations on when and how to study for this very difficult Exam.Scholarships to PLI's other IP programs will also be discussed. This event is sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    The Moot Court Board proudly presents the final round of the 2016 Hardt Cup Tournament. This year's judges include The Honorable Todd M. Hughes, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Honorable Robin L. Rosenberg, Southern District of Florida and the Honorable Frank D. Whitney, Western District of North Carolina. All students and faculty are encouraged to watch this year's finalists. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, contact Jennifer Tian at Jennifer.Tian@lawnet.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

  • Law School 3043

    Join the National Security Law Society for a panel discussion featuring Duke Law Professors Stuart Benjamin and Chris Schroeder, Maryland Law Professor David Gray, and Intel Global Privacy Officer David Hoffman for a discussion of recent dust-ups between the U.S. Department of Justice and tech firms like Microsoft and Apple. The panel will consider the best legal arguments available to the parties in their respective cases, the role of the telecommunications and technology industry in the privacy debates, and implications for national security and international business interests. Co-sponsored by National Security Law Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Sarah Williamson at sbw24@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Wrongful Convictions Clinic and Innocence Project in celebrating the hard earned freedom of Howard Dudley, a client of the Duke Wrongful Conviction's Clinic. In early March, a judge in Kinston, North Carolina finally freed Howard Dudley, ruling that he had no confidence in the 1992 trial in which the Kinston man was convicted of sexually assaulting his 9-year-old daughter. Additionally the judge found that his daughter's recantation of the allegation was credible, and in fact no abuse occurred. Professors from the Wrongful Convictions Clinic, as well as clinic students, will walk through what led to Howard's conviction and how he eventually achieved his freedom. There will also be a discussion of the reintegration process, and what the road ahead for Howard holds. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article63564927.html#story…. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Shannon Welch at shannon.welch@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    Join the current CLS Executive Board to discuss their roles and to select the board for next year. Sponsored by the Christian Legal Society. For more information, please contact Lauren Myers at lauren.myers@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for a detailed discussion on how to build academic and professional experiences that support a career in public interest or government. Jointly sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Career & Professional Development Center. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3037

    Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, invites students to a panel discussion on in-house careers. The panel will be represented by five in-house practitioners from various groups inside Red Hat's legal department (IP litigation, employment law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, privacy and security), all of whom previously practiced law at private firms and/or for the government. While we intend this to be a conversation with plenty of opportunity for Q&A, the panel will come prepared to discuss topics such as: your typical day as an in-house attorney, the primary differences between your experience in-house and in your firm, government practice, some of the paths to in-house practice and advice for those who'd like to pursue this career path, the skills you rely on and draw from most in your in-house position, the challenges you face in your job, what you wish someone had told you before you became a lawyer - and then again before making the leap to in-house practice. Sponsored by the Law and Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Fulcher at kaitlyn.fulcher@duke.edu.

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    Join your fellow graduate and professional students for an ice cream break, and learn about the newly launched Duke "UASK" app! The app is one of several initiatives Duke is undertaking to prevent sexual misconduct and provide care and support for survivors of gendered violence, sexual assault, and harassment. "UASK" is tailored to the Duke community and provides information about Duke's sexual misconduct policy, resources, and support for victims. Members of Duke's Sexual Misconduct Task Force will be present to answer questions and tell you about what Duke is doing and how you can get involved! If you don't have a smart phone, come anyway, grab a Locopop, and learn more about these on-campus resources. Sponsored by Duke Graduate & Professional Student Council, Duke Sexual Misconduct Task Force, Duke Bar Association, Law Students for Reproductive Justice For more information, please contact Rachel Rothendler at rachel.rothendler@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

  • Law School 3037

    Celebrate National Library Week with Jacinda Townsend, Law '95, author of "Saint Monkey." Professor Townsend's novel tells the story of the special friendship between two young girls as they grow into young women in the Jim Crow South of the 1950s and early 1960s. "Saint Monkey" was published in 2014 and continues to receive recognition and awards, including the James Fenimore Cooper award for historical fiction and the Kafka Price for Fiction. Co-sponsored by Goodson Law Library, the Black Law Students Association and the Women Law Students Association. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Marguerite Most at most@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join the Government and Public Service Society (GPS) for a lunchtime roundtable discussion on tips for success in government and public interest summer internships. Upper-class students with experience working in government or public interest internships will spearhead the discussion. This event is ideal for students interested in pursuing government or public interest work after graduation, as well as students working in government or public interest for the summer, but who may opt to pursue other post-graduate opportunities. Sponsored by GPSS. For more information, please contact Katherine Canales at katherine.canales@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

    Please join Stuart Souther, JD-LLM '92 for an informal discussion about Japanese legal culture and business etiquette. Mr. Souther spent a large part of his legal career in Japan working for an international law firm and then as General Counsel for a major Japanese corporation. He has graciously offered to speak to students interested in working in Japan this summer or in the future about Japanese legal practice, business etiquette, as well as provide practical tips on living and working in Japan as an American attorney. Sponsored by International Studies. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join us for a panel discussion featuring four health law attorneys from the Duke University General Counsel Office on practicing health law and representing Duke University Hospital. Lunch will be provided! Sponsored by Duke Health Law Society. For more information please contact Brian Barnes at brian.barnes@duke.edu

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Take a break from studying and come enjoy snacks and refreshments with your classmates on the Third Floor Mezzanine. Sponsored by Rutan & Tucker. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center

  • Law School 4055

    With graduation and summer internships fast approaching, please join senior attorneys currently serving on the Duke Law Alumni Association Career Committee, as they share their personal insights into the keys to success as you begin your legal career. Panelists include Brandon Neal (Capital Markets Banking, Wells Fargo), Lea Courington (Dykema Cox Smith), Craig Kornreich (Latham & Watkins), and Emilia Beskind (NC Office of the Capital Defender). Moderated by Jennifer Caplan and sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Panel to be followed by a brief networking reception with light refreshments. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

Friday, April 15, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come stock up on Duke Law merchandise! We will have polos, hats, t-shirts, shorts, padfolios, and more. Payment by credit or debit only; all proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please email Lauren Meegan (lauren.meegan@lawnet.duke.edu)

  • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by Duke Law School. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 18, 2016

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    3Ls: Before you head to your final classes for the year, please stop by for some bagels and coffee on us. Students who have donated to the Class Gift may also pick up their koozie and stress ball. Sponsored by Alumni & Development and the Class Gift Committee. For more information, please contact Kate Shivar, Annual Giving Coordinator, at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School Star Commons

    Celebrate the last day of classes with sundaes from Ben & Jerry's with the Office of Student Affairs! Sponsored by OSA. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Take a break from studying and come enjoy snacks and refreshments with your classmates in Star Commons. Refreshments provided by Womble Carlyle. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

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

Monday, April 25, 2016

  • Law School Blue Lounge

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  • Law School Blue Lounge

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

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    Join nearly 700 friends already signed up! Celebrate the Duke community and the University's future with fellow alumni, faculty, parents, and friends at Duke Forward DC, featuring Ideas That Move the World Forward. Sponsored by University Development. Learn more and RSVP here: https://evm.auxserv.duke.edu/Ungerboeck//emc00/PublicSignIn.aspx?OrgCod….

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

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    DukeNY will again partner with The Children's Aid Society at their Dunlevy Milbank Community Center in Central Harlem to offer a health fair, sports activities and wellness workshops as part of Duke Alums Engage. Last year, 190 alumni, family and friends volunteered to help nearly 300 adults and children in the Harlem community learn more about healthy living and the importance of staying active. Sponsored by DAA. Learn more and RSVP here: http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/duke-alums-engage-nyc-2016-6th-annual-wild-….

  • Atlanta, GA

    Join us for this year's Duke Alums Engage Day of Service at City of Refuge. The City of Refuge is committed to making real, transformative change in a neighborhood beset by poverty. With programs ranging from providing a safe home and reliable health care to expectant teen mothers to job training for those seeking employment, City of Refuge's programs have received acclaim from The Brookings Institution and funding from The Chick-fil-a Foundation. Hosted by DAA. Learn more and RSVP here: http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/duke-alums-engage-atlanta-this-spring-/even….

  • Chicago, IL

    Come get your hands dirty with Great Lakes Academy Charter School, founded by fellow Duke alum, Katherine Myers-Crum (Trinity '01). Volunteers will work together to build planters to line the outside walls of the school building and fill them with flowers to beautify the students' entry into school. Those who don't have a green thumb can work inside the school to sort and organize books to get the school's Lending Library up and running. Hosted by DAA. Learn more and RSVP here: http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/a-day-of-volunteering-at-great-lakes-academ….

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    Duke South Florida cordially invites you, your family and friends to participate in our 2016 Duke Alums Engage Service Project - an exciting and meaningful day of service at the Overtown Youth Center! We are honored, once again, to be hosting this service project in conjunction with two noteworthy charitable organizations - the Overtown Youth Center (OYC) and the Sisters of Charity. Sponsored by DAA. Learn more and RSVP here: http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/duke-alums-engage-south-florida/event-summa….

Sunday, May 01, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Take a study break with coffee and bagels, served to you by the Office of Student Affairs! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Monday, May 02, 2016

  • Los Angeles, CA

    As part of Duke Alums Engage, Duke Alumni of Southern California will be sponsoring a Career Day at The Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance. We are committed to making a difference in our community and building the next generation of leaders. We're seeking volunteers to offer four hours of their day to talk about their careers to some eager to learn high school students. Sponsored by DAA. Learn more and RSVP here: http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/career-day-at-the-executive-preparatory-aca….

  • Law School Blue Lounge

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

  • New York, NY

    Duke Law alumni and friends are warmly invited to join us for Recent Developments in Corporate Law, A Lunchtime Discussion with Sam Glasscock III J.D.'83, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery. The conversation will begin promptly at 12:45 p.m. and will be led by the Vice Chancellor's former and current Duke Law graduate-clerks: Yair Even-Tal LL.M.'13, Meaghan Krupa J.D./LL.M.'13, Ryan McLeod J.D.'07, Amanda Pooler J.D.'12, and Christine Turner J.D.'15. A soup and sandwich buffet lunch is included. Traditional business attire is required. Space is limited. The event will be held at the Union League Club, The Grant Room (38 East 37th Street, New York, NY). Hosted by the Duke Law Club of NY. Learn more and RSVP here: http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/a-lunchtime-discussion-with-sam-glasscock-i….

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

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    The Entrepreneurship Education: Developing a Community of Practice conference will include panels of EE program leaders, graduates, venture investors and entrepreneurs, and breakout sessions on pedagogical issues, support systems (incubators, accelerators, finance, and IP rights), collaborations across academic units, and opportunities to develop a more robust evidence base for EE curricula. The program is being organized and sponsored by the Duke Law School Center for Innovation Policy, the Duke-wide Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, and the Fuqua School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Science Foundation's Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program. For more information, contact Stephen Merrill (stephen.merrill@law.duke.edu) or visit https://goo.gl/5LmP06.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Thursday, May 05, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Duke University Stores will be here to purchase used textbooks. If you are interested in the textbook buyback, please stop by their table in the Star Commons foyer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on either day. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. 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 Frances Conrad at conrad@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

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    Come join Duke Alums Engage as we volunteer at The Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) on behalf of The Gathering Place (TGP). As a result, TGP will receive a 20 lbs food credit, which will be used to stock their local, onsite food bank with much needed, nutritious staple items. We will be pulling food items and building orders for delivery to various organizations around the state. Sponsored by DAA. Learn more and RSVP here: http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/volunteering-at-the-food-bank-of-the-rockie….

  • Boston, MA

    Come join in this year's Duke Alums Engage where all Duke alumni volunteer "together" nationwide during the same week! For our service project in Boston, we'll be performing invasive plant removal and other activities to make the park beautiful for everyone to enjoy. Come enjoy the outdoors and the company of your Duke friends while helping to improve an important community resource. This is a family friendly event. Sponsored by DAA. Learn more and RSVP here: http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/franklin-park-clean-up-a-day-of-volunteerin….

  • Dallas, TX

    Come join Duke Alums Engage as we put into action Duke's mission of learning in service of society to promote adult literacy in our community! We are partnering with one of Dallas' most amazing community resources, LIFT (Literacy Instruction For Texas), to provide literacy assessments and testing. Sponsored by DAA. Learn more and RSVP here: http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/duke-alums-engage-with-lift/event-summary-6….

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

Friday, May 13, 2016

  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

  • Law School 4042

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

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    All Bay Area Duke and Harvard Alumni - both women and men, law and non-law affiliated alumni - are invited to join the Duke Law Club of Northern California and the Harvard Law School Association (HLSA) of Northern California, at DLA Piper LLP, for an insider's conversation with alumni serving as general counsel of major companies. Hear about their professional paths, how gender has impacted their careers and the broader legal industry, their advice for succeeding in an in-house role, and the changing needs of in-house counsel and how law firms can provide value. Hosted by Duke Law Club of Northern California. Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-view-from-the-general-counsel-suite-a-….

  • Chicago, IL

    Duke Forward is returning to Chicago. Join your friends for an evening with some of Duke's most inspiring and innovative faculty, alumni, and students. Sponsored by University Development, this event will take place at Navy Pier - Festival Hall Convention Complex. Learn more and RSVP here: https://evm.auxserv.duke.edu/Ungerboeck//emc00/PublicSignIn.aspx?OrgCod….

Friday, May 20, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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    Long Island area Duke alumni, parents and families are invited to join DukeNY for our third annual Duke Alums Engage Long Island afternoon of service at Sunrise Day Camp's Planting Day. Participants are invited to stay for as little as one hour, or for the whole four hour event - whatever time works for you! This year we will be working with Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, a 300-acre wooded site that borders Nassau and Suffolk counties, Sunrise Day Camp is the only dedicated full summer day camp in the nation for children, ages 3 1/2 - 16, with cancer and their siblings. Sponsored by DAA. Learn more and RSVP here: http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/duke-alums-engage-long-island/event-summary….

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    DukeDC is proud to partner with DC Greens for our annual Duke Alums Engage project this year. We will work at the K Street Farm and volunteers will have a variety of roles. All levels of gardening ability and ages are encouraged to attend (including children). The K Street Farm is a 3/4 acre farm located adjacent to the Walker Jones Education Campus, a Pre-K through 8th grade DC Public School. This educational farm is managed and maintained by DC Greens as a unique resource for Walker Jones teachers, students, and families, and the surrounding community. Sponsored by DAA. Learn more and RSVP here: http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/duke-alums-engage-dae-dc-greens/event-summa….

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

  • SSRI-Gross Hall 230E

    **UPDATED Location** Seminar on Big Data and Machine Learning in Law and the Social Sciences | Tuesday, May 31-Friday, June 3 | 9-4 PM (8:30am continental breakfast & 12pm lunch)| 230E Gross Hall | Featured speaker: Charles Elkan, UCSD and Amazon Fellow.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Friday, June 03, 2016

Saturday, June 04, 2016

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    Join Duke alumni, family, and friends for a work day at Lakewood Elementary School. Tasks include indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Outdoor teams will paint, mulch and garden. Indoor teams will assist in the library and complete an art project for the school. Triangle area alumni will partner with DURO (Duke University Retiree Outreach), a Duke organization that works with the school throughout the year. Sponsored by DAA. Learn more and RSVP here: http://rsvp.duke.edu/events/duke-alums-engage-durham/event-summary-56ff….

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

  • Law School 3000

    The Center for Democracy and the Rule of Law will host a lunch seminar by Jonathan Katz, the Kay Sugahara Professor of Social Sciences and Statistics, California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences on the topic of "Experiences of an Expert Witness in Voting Rights Cases." Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for Democracy and the Rule of Law. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

  • Charlotte, NC

    Duke alumni, faculty, and friends are invited to join us for the Duke Law Reception at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA). This year the reception and meeting will take place at The Westin Charlotte. The Reception is sponsored by the Duke Law Alumni Office. Registration coming soon!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

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    Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador: Join Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs Sterly Wilder '83 and other staff for an update from campus, to learn about exciting new initiatives for Duke alumni and to celebrate Duke France.Duke Global Education students and faculty and current students home for the summer, are also being invited to join the reception. ALL newly admitted students and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend. We also welcome Duke alumni, students and parents who may be visiting France for Euro 2016. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and soft drinks will be served. COST: Free but please let us know you are coming by clicking on the event title to register. For more information please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Washington, D.C.

    Please join Neil Siegel T'94, G'95, Director of Duke Law's DC Summer Institute on Law and Policy, for a panel discussion with Duke Law alumni working in various settings: Stephanie Dolan L'11, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting; Bobby Gottfied L'12, Management Director/Counsel, Paulen Industrial Center; Alla Lefkowitz L'10, Staff Attorney, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence; and Garrett Levin L'06, Senior Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee. The event will take place at Jones Day, 300 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Hosted by Duke Law School and the DC Summer Institute Program. Learn more and RSVP here:https://www.squadup.com/events/dukelawdc-where-can-your-law-degree-take…. For more information, please contact Halley Bogart at halley.bogart@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Do you have questions about social media platforms? Would you like to tweet your insta pic of that fantastic sculpture outside or see what others are saying about Duke Law? Perhaps you are wondering about Skype or WebEx apps for your phone or tablet? Please join the Media Services team in Star Commons at 10 am or 2 pm for a fun tour of your favorite social media platforms and connect with Duke Law. Please bring your mobile devices! Sponsored by Duke Law Media Services, a division of Academic Technologies and Duke Law School Information Services. For more information, please email media@law.duke.edu or stop by the office.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Do you have questions about social media platforms? Would you like to tweet your insta pic of that fantastic sculpture outside or see what others are saying about Duke Law? Perhaps you are wondering about Skype or WebEx apps for your phone or tablet? Please join the Media Services team in Star Commons at 10 am or 2 pm for a fun tour of your favorite social media platforms and connect with Duke Law. Sponsored by Media Services. For more information, please email media@law.duke.edu or stop by the office.

  • Atlanta, GA

    Please join Professor Metzloff for a reception and discussion with local alumni, parents, and students in the area for the summer. The event will take place at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Terminus 200, 3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500, Atlanta, GA. Presented by the Duke Law Club of Atlanta and generously hosted by Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Kedrick Eily A.B.'91, J.D.'04. Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.squadup.com/events/duke-law-atlanta---supreme-court-term-pr…. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Monday, August 08, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Segment I of Fall 2016 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, August 8 through Thursday, August 11. All interviews will be held at the Washington Duke Inn. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Segment I of Fall 2016 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, August 8 through Thursday, August 11. All interviews will be held at the Washington Duke Inn. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Segment I of Fall 2016 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, August 8 through Thursday, August 11. All interviews will be held at the Washington Duke Inn. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 3000

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

Thursday, August 11, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Segment I of Fall 2016 On Campus Interviews will take place Monday, August 8 through Thursday, August 11. All interviews will be held at the Washington Duke Inn. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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    Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Student Affairs or visit: https://law.duke.edu/students/orientation/.

  • Law School 3037

    Puzzled by people throwing around terms like "corporate law," "transactional law," "litigation," "industries," and "practice areas"? So were we. We'd like to provide a very basic overview of the legal profession and the different types of work attorneys can do, and we want to make it easy for you. This knowledge will be useful for every student who wants to work in law, business-oriented or not. Stuff you need to know! No pre-reading required! No cold calling! Free lunch! It doesn't get any better than this. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 4044

    Duke Law participates in the Equal Justice Works (EJW) Conference and Career Fair. The 2016 Equal Justice Works Fair will take place on October 28-29 in Arlington, VA. This is the nation's largest public interest legal career fair and there are usually about 150 public interest and government employers. If you are planning to attend EJW this year, we recommend you attend this session if you have questions about registration, the conference in general or are just interested in knowing more about the event. Following the Equal Justice Works information, we will answer questions about government and public interest job search resources and the job search process for 2Ls and 3Ls who are unfamiliar with the process. Please email Emily Sharples (sharples@law.duke.edu) with any questions. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    This is the first Community Round Table of the year for Duke Law's student organizations. Presidents and Treasurers of student organizations will receive information on funding, event planning, and more. Attendance of at least one officer from each DBA-chartered student group is mandatory; groups that do not send at least one representative will be required to meet with staff from Student Affairs prior to planning an event or using any Duke funds. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono invites all new students to join us for a Public Interest and Pro Bono Kick-off event on Tuesday, August 30. Students will have the chance to learn about various pro bono and public interest opportunities from student group leaders and participants. A "cook out" dinner will be served. Please RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eFeWraBNwmKZf25. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Come hear about the many ways to earn academic credit while gaining valuable experience in a judicial, government, non-profit, or integrated externship. Students will have the opportunity to hear from students who have done externships as well as faculty who coordinate the program. Come ready to ask questions, eat a delicious lunch, and hear about exciting opportunities in the Triangle area and beyond! Sponsored by the Duke Law Externship Program. For more information, please contact Anne Gordon at agordon@law.duke.edu or 613-8563.

  • Law School 4047

    Join the Veteran's Assistance Project for an information session on what we do and how to get involved. Lunch will be provided. Bring your own beverage. Sponsored by DBA and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Hope Staneski at hope.staneski@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

  • Law School 4047

    Join the Career Center and International Studies Office for an overview of US bar exams and job hunting in the United States and abroad. For more information, contact the Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Come learn about Moot Court and sign-up for the Jessup Cup Tournament! This competition is open to 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls. Each participant has the chance to secure a spot on Duke's Moot Court Board. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice. The problem is "closed-universe," so all materials will be provided and no outside research is required. We will have another information session next week if you cannot make this one. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Hope Staneski at hope.staneski@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Law School 4044

    Join members of the Department of Housing & Urban Development staff as they share information concerning the 2017-2018 Legal Honors Program with the HUD Office of General Counsel. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono.

Monday, September 05, 2016

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    The Law School is closed and doors will be locked but accessible with a Duke Card.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

  • Law School 4045

    Join the Coalition Against Gendered Violence to learn more about the many ways to get involved in the organization. Whether you want to put on events at the school, meet like-minded people, or do pro bono work during your time in school in the many areas encompassed under gendered violence, please join us! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by CAGV. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Panel discussion for all students who are interested in pursuing a career in academia. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information contact Marin Levy, Committee Chair at levy@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Introductory meeting for the Duke Law Democrats - learn about the projects, volunteer opportunities, and events we have planned for the 2016-17 year. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law Democrats. For more information, please contact Joe Harris at joe.harris@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Come to our information session to find out who Business Law Society is, what we do, and how we can help you make the most of your 1L year and beyond! We facilitate relationships between students and law firms, we host lunch sessions to help you decode legal recruiting, we provide opportunities to get to know professionals, and we'll get you ready for your 1L and 2L summer job searches. If you're interested in working for a firm, think you might be interested in working for a firm, or aren't quite sure what you want to do with your legal career, please stop by for some free lunch and information about one of the most important clubs at Duke Law. Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Abigail Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    This event is your introduction to the Duke Law Career & Professional Development Center and all that we have to offer. We will go over your professional development plan for 1L year and beyond, discuss our programming and resources, identify concrete steps for you to take now, and give you the chance to ask early questions about career planning. The live panel will be in room 3041 and the event will be streamed live into room 3043. Please note: Attendance is required for all members of the Class of 2019. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 4045

    This Orientation for Duke Forum for Law and Social Change is mandatory for all 2L staff editors. Sponsored by DFLSC. For more information, please contact Sean McClelland at sean.mcclelland@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Come learn about Moot Court and sign-up for the year's first competition, the Jessup Cup Tournament! This competition is open to 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls. Each participant has the chance to secure a spot on Duke's Moot Court Board. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice. The problem is "closed-universe," so participants will be provided with all materials and no outside research is required. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Taylor West at taylor.r.west@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4044

    Join representatives from the US Department of Labor for an information session about their legal recruitment program and their office. We encourage you to attend this session if you are interested in applying for their Attorney Honors Program. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    All members of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (DJCIL) are required to be present for a meeting delineating their responsibilities and benefits surrounding the DJCIL Symposium this fall. If you are a member of DJCIL and cannot attend, please contact John Epling at john.epling@duke.edu before the meeting. All members are responsible for the information presented in the slides at the meeting. Please bring your own lunch! Sponsored by DJCIL. For more information, please contact John Epling at john.epling@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

  • Law School 3037

    Please join the Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Society as we kick off the academic year. Come to learn about our organization, semester events, and opportunities to join the board as a 1L. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by SELS. For more information, please contact Marcus Garcia at mag84@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    On Thursdays and Fridays this September, all students are invited to join us for panel discussions on different types of government and public interest careers and practice areas. For our first panel, the topic will be Criminal Law and the speakers will be: Emilia Beskind (L'08, Office of the Capital Defender), Lesley Cooley ('05, United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina), Tom Crosby (L'11, Durham District Attorney's Office) and Kat Shea (L'10, Federal Public Defender's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina). Lunch will be provided but please bring your own beverage. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

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

  • Law School Star Commons

    Please join the Duke Bar Association and the Hispanic Law Students Association for a social gathering as we celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. Come out and show your moves! There will be music, dancing, food, and refreshments. Yes, that means you can have your salsa and eat it too. Sponsored by DBA and HLSA. For more information, please contact Melany Cruz Burgos at mmc55@duke.edu or Rosie McKinley at rose.mckinley@duke.edu.

Friday, September 09, 2016

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    This is the first of two conferences on patent quality. The conferences are designed to examine the PTO's ongoing efforts on patent quality, to assess the progress of these efforts, and to explore next steps in the PTO's continuing efforts to ensure the highest quality for U.S. patents. For more information on this conference, contact Professor Colleen Chien at cchien@scu.edu or visit https://t.co/UqGC9DLZhn. Co-sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy and Santa Clara Law's High Tech Law Institute with the participation of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2016.

  • Law School 3041

    Interested in guaranteed summer funding? Come to the Public Interest Law Foundation Info Session! PILF is a fundraising organization that supports Duke Law students seeking public interest summer employment. Come to learn about how to become eligible for summer funding and Bar Grants and meet students involved with public interest here at Duke. Sponsored by DBA and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Kevin Zhao at kevin.y.zhao@duke.edu.

  • Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium

    The Nasher Museum of Art hosts an interdisciplinary conversation about race, justice, and empathy with: Kathryn Webb Bradley, Professor of the Practice of Law, Director of Legal EthicsChristena Cleveland, Associate Professor of the Practice of Reconciliation, The Divinity SchoolJames E. Coleman, Jr., John S. Bradway Professor of the Practice of Law, Director of the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and Co-Director of the Wrongful Convictions ClinicWilliam Darity, Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics, and Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social EquityCharles D. Thompson, Jr., Professor of the Practice, Cultural Anthropology and Documentary Studies Bryan Stevenson's memoir, "Just Mercy," is the 2016 Common Experience summer reading book for incoming first-year students at Duke. An installation inspired by the book is on view in the Nasher Museum's Academic Focus Gallery from August 6 - October 2. The conversation will take place in the Nasher Museum lecture hall. Free and open to the public.

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

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    We will kick off the Jewish Law Student Association this year with our annual welcome (back) shabbat at Dean Elvin's Home! Come ready to nosh on some challah and meet other members of JLSA and Duke's Jewish community! The event starts at 5:30pm and we will light the candles at 6:00pm. Please feel free to invite anyone who wishes to attend, being Jewish is not a requirement! Please RSVP to Jeremy Iloulian (jeremy.iloulian@duke.edu) or Dan Weissman (deweiss@duke.edu) by Tuesday September 5. Directions will be provided via email. Sponsored by JLSA. For more information, please contact Jeremy Iloulian at jeremy.iloulian@duke.edu.

  • Palo Alto, CA

    Please join us in welcoming Prof. Arti Rai and Dr. Steve Merrill to the Bay Area by attending our Meet & Greet event hosted at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Palo Alto office. Prof. Rai and Dr. Merrill are visiting on behalf of the Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy to attend the Patent Quality Conference jointly hosted by the Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy and the Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute. Presented by the Duke Law Club of Northern California. Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-greet-for-prof-arti-rai-dr-steve-merr…. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

  • Law School 4047

    Join the Veterans Assistance Project for its annual required training to be placed on a claim. This is a two part training with the second portion addressing Expungements. The claims training portion will run from 10:00 until 12:00. The expungement portion of the training will run from 12:45 until 2:15. Food will be provided. Join us for a great opportunity to be involved in the Durham community and to get some hands on experience working for clients. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Hope Staneski at hope.staneski@lawnet.duke.edu or Luis Pinto at Luis.pinto@lawnet.duke.edu.

Monday, September 12, 2016

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 4055

    Come join the International Law Society for a kick-off information session for 1Ls and LLMs. Learn about opportunities to be involved as a 1L or LLM representative, and learn more about upcoming ILS events. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the International Law Society. For more information please contact Shira Anderson at shira.anderson@duke.edu or Suzie Jing at shichu.jing@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 4047

    Join members of the Cancer Pro Bono Project to learn about the work we do, the clients we serve, and how you can get involved. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Matt Colin at Matthew.Colinl@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 4172

    Duke Law has its very own a cappella group! If you can sing and would enjoy rehearsing once per week and performing alongside fellow law students a few times throughout the year, please consider auditioning during one of our 15-minute time slots on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Come prepared with a memorized song to perform without accompaniment and to learn a line or two from one of the songs we will be working on. Sign up for a time slot using the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-MeHTd8UtEoQ3TEFBSuZHTazthv5gc5…. Sponsored by Duke Off the Record A Cappella. For more information, please contact Liz Quencer at elizabeth.quencer@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 4055

    Guardian ad Litem programs are a fantastic opportunity to serve your community by advocating for children who have been placed in foster care. Each program is responsible for advocating for the best interest of hundreds of children and rely on volunteer support. Come join us to hear from District Administrators, a Guardian ad Litem attorney advocate, and current students serving as Guardian ad Litems. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Chelsea DeMoss, chelsea.demoss@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Law School 4055

    Training for students who wish to participate in Lawyer on the Line. This is a program in partnership with Legal Aid of NC. Students provide legal assistance to very low income clients over the phone. Each case involves about 3 hours of pro bono service time. All interested students who have not already completed training must attend this training. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Ashton Garner at ashton.garner@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

    Duke Law has its very own a cappella group! If you can sing and would enjoy rehearsing once per week and performing alongside fellow law students a few times throughout the year, please consider auditioning during one of our 15-minute time slots on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Come prepared with a memorized song to perform without accompaniment and to learn a line or two from one of the songs we will be working on. Sign up for a time slot using the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-MeHTd8UtEoQ3TEFBSuZHTazthv5gc5…. Sponsored by Duke Off the Record A Cappella. For more information, please contact Liz Quencer at elizabeth.quencer@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Join Professors Nita Farahany and Buz Waitzkin to learn about the joint degree in law and bioethics & science policy. The JD/MA program enables students to obtain both a JD through Duke Law School and an MA in Bioethics & Science Policy in three years and one summer. scienceandsociety.duke.edu/learn/ma/curriculum/jdma-program/. Students apply to the joint degree program during the first semester of their 1L year. Applications are due October 15. Lunch will be provided to attendees. Sponsored by Duke Initiative for Science & Society's MA in Bioethics & Science Policy Program. For more information, please contact Michael Waitzkin at michael.waitzkin@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Come and learn more about the ways in which Duke Law is engaging with legal education and education policy. Sponsored by Education Law and Policy Society, Street Law, and Teen Court For more information, please contact Tara Burns at tara.burns@email.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Puzzled by people throwing around terms like "corporate law," "transactional law," "litigation," "industries," and "practice areas"? So were we. We'd like to provide a very basic overview of the legal profession and the different types of work attorneys can do, and we want to make it easy for you. This knowledge will be useful for every student who wants to work in law, business-oriented or not. Stuff you need to know! No pre-reading required! No cold calling! Free lunch! Sponsored by Business Law Society. For additional information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@duke.edu.

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, September 9 by 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. If you are unable to attend this lunch, there will be other opportunities to have lunch with the Dean this semester.

  • Law School 4047

    Come join us at our information session to find out how more about the Environmental Law Society and how you can get involved in one of our pro bono research projects. We are looking for 1Ls who are passionate about the environment and want hands-on experience researching and writing about pressing environmental legal issues for our non-profit partners, including Sierra Club and NRDC. If you care about the environment and want an opportunity to do meaningful legal work in the first semester of 1L (it looks great on the resume!), please stop by and introduce yourself. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Zachary Hennessee at zachary.hennessee@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    This is the Black Law Student Association's first General Body Meeting. All Duke Law students are welcome to come and learn more about BLSA and meet the members. Students will also learn about some of the events the Black Law Student Association is planning for the Fall semester. Sponsored by the Black Law Student Association. For more information, please contact Ennis Coble at ennis.coble@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Come learn about the Federalist Society and our goals for the next few years, including hosting the national student convention and creating an integrated network of students, faculty, and alumni. The Federalist Society is dedicated to fostering balanced and open debate about individual freedom, limited constitutional government, and judicial restraint. The Society is about ideas. We do not lobby for legislation, take policy positions, or endorse nominees and candidates for public service. While overall the Society believes in limited government, its members are diverse and often hold conflicting views on a broad range of issues such as tort reform, privacy rights, and criminal justice. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    The first meeting of the year for Duke OUTLaw. We will introduce the new board, go over the anticipated calendar and upcoming events, discuss appointed positions, and welcome new students to Duke Law. We will start the meeting at 12:30, but we will remain in the room until 1:30 for students who want to attend other lunches but still meet up with OUTLaw. Sponsored by OUTLaw. For more information, please contact Madeline Gootman at madeline.gootman@duke.edu.

  • SSRI-Gross Hall 230C

    Training session for folks interested in volunteering for a voter education project. Project will involve outreach to the local community to host voter education sessions. Tentative locations include local mosques, churches, and nonprofits. Volunteer opportunities include helping with outreach and helping to lead the presentations themselves. Sponsored by Duke Law Democrats. For more information, please contact Shajuti Hossain at shajuti.hossain@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Students wishing to participate in the fall semester Street Law Mock Trial program must attend this training. Sponsored by Street Law. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Blair Mason at blair.mason@lawnet.duke.edu by 3:00 Tuesday, September 13.

  • Law School 4055

    Duke Law has its very own a cappella group! If you can sing and would enjoy rehearsing once per week and performing alongside fellow law students a few times throughout the year, please consider auditioning during one of our 15-minute time slots on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Come prepared with a memorized song to perform without accompaniment and to learn a line or two from one of the songs we will be working on. Sign up for a time slot using the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-MeHTd8UtEoQ3TEFBSuZHTazthv5gc5…. Sponsored by Duke Off the Record A Cappella. For more information, please contact Liz Quencer at elizabeth.quencer@duke.edu.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Come learn about Moot Court and sign-up for the Jessup Cup Tournament! This competition is open to 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls. Each participant has the chance to secure a spot on Duke's Moot Court Board. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice. The problem is "closed-universe," so all materials will be provided and no outside research is allowed. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Taylor West taylor.r.west@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4045

    Come join us for a discussion on America's foreign policy strategy with Doug Bandow from the Cato Institute and Major General (Ret.) Charles Dunlap. Should the United States strive to avoid foreign military interventions, given the country's budget constraints and national debt? Lunch from Chik-fil-a will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join us to hear from a panel of lawyers working in a range of non-profit organizations. Learn about their career paths and ask questions about how you too can do this kind of work. Speakers include: Chris Brook (Legal Director of the NC ACLU), Elizabeth Edwards (National Health Law Program), Kari Hamel (Legal Aid of North Carolina), and Jack Holtzman (a Senior Attorney in Consumer and Housing at the NC Justice Center). Lunch will be provided but please bring your own beverage. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Having a serious medical diagnosis is stressful enough without having to worry about legal concerns. The Duke Law Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project offers free legal assistance to help cancer patients deal with legal issues that may accompany their medical diagnosis and treatment. If you would like to volunteer with this project, then you must attend the training sessions. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

  • Law School 3037

    Come learn more about the Government and Public Service Society (GPS) at our kickoff event! GPS is a community of law students committed to government and public service. We provide members with mentorship, resources for summer jobs and career planning, community service opportunities, and networking. Find out how you can get involved! Sponsored by GPS. For more information, please contact Sarah Trent at sarah.j.trent@duke.edu or Olivia Cole at olivia.cole@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 3043

    Join the Transactional Law Competition Board for an information session about this year's contract drafting and negotiation competition, including what participation entails and information regarding the sign up process for those interested. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Transactional Law Competition Board. For more information, please contact Zach Siegler at Zachary.siegler@duke.edu.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    The Sports and Entertainment Law Society presents a lunchtime panel of 2L and 3Ls who spent their 1L summers working for sports and entertainment organizations. Panelists will share their summer experiences and provide insight to current 1Ls interested in pursuing summer employment in these fields. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by SELS. For more information, please contact Theodore Wan at theodore.wan@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Training for current moot court members prior to the 2016 Jessup Cup Competition. All members of moot court who are judging the Jessup Cup must attend one of two training sessions. Sessions will be held 9/20 and 9/22. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the moot court board. For more information, please contact Aleaha Jones at Aleaha.Jones@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Come learn about the National Security Law Association and our plans for the upcoming semester. We hope to discuss issues relating to our nation's security, publish a monthly newsletter, and facilitate careers related to national security. Chick-fil-a will be served. Sponsored by National Security Law. For more information, please contact Kara Iskenderian at kara.iskenderian@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

    Interested in working with the Navy JAG Corps? A representative will be on campus to discuss the application process and what life as an Navy JAG officer is like. It is highly suggested you attend this session if you are interested in applying for the Navy JAG internship or working as an Navy JAG after graduation. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples atsharples@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono.

  • Law School 4000

    Do you struggle to come up with a short and sufficient answer when you tell your friends you're a member of If/When/How and they say, "Reproductive Justice - what's that?" Well, be tongue-tied no more! Be a part of "RJ 101" and learn everything you need to know about the reproductive justice movement. Wow your friends with your impressive knowledge and intersectional analysis of social justice issues. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by If/When/How. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

  • Law School 3037

    The first lecture of a three-part brief introduction to computer science by Professor Salman Azhar of the Duke University Computer Science department. This three-part series will introduce students to what computer science is, what computer scientists do, the strengths, weaknesses, and uses of various programming languages, basic syntax for some of the more popular languages, and more. Sponsored by the Law & Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Russell Deutsch at russell.deutsch@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    UPDATE: This event is being postponed. Join representatives from the US Department of Navy for an information session about their legal recruitment program and their office. We encourage you to attend this session if you are interested in applying for a summer internship in their office. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Come enjoy a friendly discussion on the 2nd Amendment, led by Professor Blocher, to celebrate our Constitution's birthday. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by ACS. For more information, please contact Josh Zaslawsky at joshua.zaslawsky@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The Dean's Cup, initiated in 1963 by Deans E.R. Latty and J.D. Johnston, is Duke's premier oral advocacy competition. Held annually for second- and third-year students and organized by the Moot Court Board, the Dean's Cup seeks to highlight the school's best appellate advocates. The competition centers around a case taught in the Appellate Practice class offered every fall. The Moot Court Board will be hosting this informational meeting about the 2017 Dean's Cup. Attendance is required for those looking to participate in the 2017 Dean's Cup. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Chase Harrington (chase.harrington@duke.edu), Christine Umeh (christine.umeh@duke.edu), Karim Lakhani (karim.lakhani@duke.edu), or Bo Stewart (bo.stewart@duke.edu).

  • Law School 4044

    Duke Law participates in the Equal Justice Works (EJW) Conference and Career Fair. The 2016 Equal Justice Works Fair will take place on October 28-29 in Arlington, VA. This is the nation's largest public interest legal career fair and there are usually about 150 public interest and government employers. 1L students are encouraged to attend this session if they are planning to attend EJW this year and have questions about registration, the conference in general or are just interested in knowing more about the event. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Want to know what the life of an international lawyer entails? Join us for a conversation with Eugene Y. Lao '95! As Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at DocuSign, Inc., he leads the legal support teams responsible for all of DocuSign's international operations, and for their global products and IP. Mr. Lao has led an interesting and distinguished career in the software industry. Before 2011 he worked as the Vice President and Regional General Counsel at Yahoo! Asia-Pacific, where he managed over 40 attorneys. Most recently, he was the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Zynga and Auction.com. Sponsored by ALSA. For more information, please contact Stephany Yang at stephany.yang@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    Each year, Duke Law sends a team to Vienna, Austria for one week to compete in the Willem Vis International Arbitration Moot competition. The competition involves writing two team briefs, due in December and January, followed by oral arguments in Vienna in April. Come to an organizational meeting for any students who may be interested in participating on the Duke team. We will discuss the competition and the team selection process. For more information on the Vis competition see https://vismoot.pace.edu/. Sponsored by Vis Team. For more information, or if you cannot attend the meeting but are interested in the competition, please contact Professor Charles Holton at Holton@law.duke.edu.

  • Atlanta, GA

    Please join us for this special conversation with David E. Nahmias A.B.'86, Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, and David F. Levi, Dean and Professor of Law, Duke University. The evening will begin with a reception in the Grand Rotunda, followed by the conversation at 6:30 p.m. in the Supreme Court chambers. Presented by the Duke Law Club of Atlanta. Learn more and RSVP at http://rsvp.duke.edu/d/hvqp7w. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    Career counselors to give an interactive presentation on crafting American-style resumes and cover letters. Bring a copy of your draft U.S.-style resume to the workshop for review. Workshop is mandatory for LLM students who plan to participate in the annual LLM Job Fair in January 2017. The event is sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Training for current moot court members prior to the 2016 Jessup Cup Competition. All members of moot court who are judging the Jessup Cup must attend one of two training sessions. Sessions will be held 9/20 and 9/22. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the moot court board. For more information contact Aleaha Jones at Aleaha.Jones@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    Learn how to use the most effective tech tools to simplify academic legal research and writing. Easy-access storage and organisation, alternative word processors, cite like a pro and more. Sponsored by SJD Association. For more information, please contact Daniel Ribeiro at daniel.ribeiro@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Few subjects inspire more debate than guns. Do gun laws work? Are restrictions on gun ownership constitutional? Should gun companies be held responsible when criminals misuse their products? The Program in Public Law welcomes Alla Lefkowitz '10, Staff Attorney at Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, to discuss how these issues are addressed in the courts. The talk will address recent developments in Second Amendment law, and provide an introduction to civil lawsuits brought by victims of gun violence against gun manufacturers and sellers. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Come join us for a conversation with Judge Richard J. Leon. Judge Leon has served as a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia since 2002. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Come join us for a reception with Judge Richard J. Leon. Judge Leon has served as a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia since 2002. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Having a serious medical diagnosis is stressful enough without having to worry about legal concerns. The Duke Law Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project offers free legal assistance to help cancer patients deal with legal issues that may accompany their medical diagnosis and treatment. If you would like to volunteer with this project, then you must attend the training sessions. This is part two of the training. You must have attended part 1 of the training and complete the quiz before attending part 2. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • New York, NY

    Duke Forward returns to New York City! Join us for Duke Duets: Partnerships That Move the World Forward, a new program featuring inspiring talks and interactive conversations with Duke faculty and students. Presented by Duke Forward. Learn more and RSVP at https://dukeforward.duke.edu/events/new-york-city. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

Friday, September 23, 2016

  • Law School 3000

    In June 2013, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis made national headlines when she laced up her pink sneakers and held an 11-hour filibuster in an effort to defeat a bill enacting restrictive abortion regulations. Please join us for a round table discussion with the former senator and advocate for women's rights. Sponsored by the Duke Law Democrats and Women's Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Allegra Flamm at Allegra.Flamm@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Interested in a specialized degree program combining law, innovation and entrepreneurship? Anxious to differentiate yourself with employers seeking real experience in these disciplines? You can still apply for the joint JD/LLMLE degree! Join Professor Kip Frey, Director of Duke's Program in Law & Entrepreneurship, and several current Joint Degree students to learn about this unique opportunity. The curriculum includes Business Associations during 1L spring, a summer entrepreneurship immersion after 1L, and guaranteed spots in high-demand courses like the Start-Up Ventures Clinic & the 3L Practicum. Current 2L and 3L students will be on hand to share their academic and other experiences in the program. You can also check out https://law.duke.edu/llmle/jd/. Sponsored by LLMLE. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Megan Tisdale at llmle@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join us to hear from a panel of lawyers working in government agencies. Learn about their career paths and ask questions about how you too can do this kind of work. Panelists include Jon Anderson (Department of Housing and Urban Development), Melinda Harvey (L'09, Internal Revenue Service), Dan Hirschman (North Carolina Department of Justice) and Jeanette Wingler (L'08, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). Lunch will be provided but please bring your own beverage. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Drawing on scholarship they have written about legal formalism and the hedonic level of lawyers' lives, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic will discuss the hidden relationship between Archibald MacLeish, ace lawyer and aspiring writer, and Ezra Pound, eccentric, supremely talented Imagist poet, to consider the balance between imagination and doctrine in the lives of lawyers and legal academics. They will also offer some ideas on how diversity can play a role in teaching students about law and social change. For law faculty only. Sponsored by the Duke Law Teaching Initiative. For more information, please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Wilson Recreation Center

    Join your classmates for a Duke Law Yoga Class In Room 110 Wilson Gym (main card gym). This class is exclusively for the law school and all levels are welcome. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Kelsey Moore at kelsey.moore@duke.edu.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

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    The Environmental Law Society invites you to join us for an afternoon of canoeing on Jordan Lake! Frog Hollow Outdoors will be providing the canoes - all you have to do is come and enjoy a peaceful afternoon on the water. No prior canoeing experience required. Sponsored by Environmental Law Society. For more information or to sign up, please contact Andrew Wagner at andrew.wagner@duke.edu. Space is limited!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    When the Supreme Court term officially begins on "First Monday," October 3rd, it will be the first time in history that a vacancy spans two terms. The Court decides cases that determine who can vote, who can marry, who has access to abortion, and who has clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. These issues and many more are at stake, and are jeopardized by the obstruction of Chief Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to the Court. Across the country, people are taking photos with personalized signs telling the world why they need the Senate to do its job and fill the empty chair. We're helping Alliance for Justice put the photos together in a national display and online campaign released around the first day of the Supreme Court's term. Come stop by our table, take a picture and share why having a full and functioning Supreme Court is important to you, and get a free cookie! Sponsored by If/When/How. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Innocence Project to learn about the ethics of investigating claims of innocence, and how these claims get filed and appealed. Professors Newman and Lau of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic will walk through the requirements of claims for relief and the potential pitfalls in investigating these cases. Sponsored by Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Shannon Welch at shannon.welch@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 Jan Yves Remy, Counsel at Sidley Austin and Coalter Lathrop, Principal at Sovereign Geographic for a wide ranging conversation about litigation and dispute resolution in the context of advising governments on international trade and law of the sea matters. Mr. Lathrop '06 is an international lawyer and cartographer with litigation experience before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). Ms. Remy's recent representations include matters involving sovereign governments engaged in high-profile ongoing disputes at the panel and appellate stages of WTO dispute settlement. The panelists will discuss their current work and offer advice to students interested in careers involving transnational litigation. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Alison Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4040

    We will be meeting to discuss ongoing and future projects. Sponsored by Duke Law Democrats. For more information, please contact Josh Sherman at Joshua.Sherman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

    Interested in working with the Army JAG Corps? A representative will be on campus to discuss the application process and what life as an Army JAG officer is like. It is highly suggested you attend this session if you are interested in applying for the Army JAG internship or working as an Army JAG after graduation. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono.

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Come stop by the Beber Sculpture Garden to learn about being involved in the Fashion Law Society and enjoy coffee and cupcakes. Sponsored by DBA and Fashion Law Society. For more information, please contact Kelsey Schutte at kelsey.schutte@duke.edu.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    This event will feature a panel discussion on the legal challenge to HB 2 filed in March by the North Carolina ACLU. Panelists will include Chris Brook, Legal Director at the North Carolina ACLU and one of the lawyers challenging the law; Scott Skinner-Thompson '08, a professor at NYU Law whose research focuses on LGBTQ issues; and Erica Lachowitz, a Business Applications Manager in Charlotte who has previously spoken out about the impact of the law on the trans* community. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by WLSA, OUTLaw, ACS, CAGV, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. For more information, please contact Rebecca Gentilli at rebecca.gentilli@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

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

  • Law School 4045

    Interested in earning PILF hours? Come get trained on credit card machines in order to volunteer with PILF throughout the year. A representative from Duke's OIT will be there to walk us through the credit card transaction process. The training should take no more than 30 minutes, and you'll receive 0.5 hours for attending. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Lauren Meegan at lauren.meegan@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Join the Office of Student Affairs and the International Law Society for an evening of food and fashion. See styles from all over the globe and enjoy food prepared by your classmates. This year's Food Fiesta categories include best dessert, best spicy dish, best vegetarian dish, best dish on a public interest salary, most romantic dish, and most representative of your home country. Show off your cooking skills! Sign up to participate: https://law.duke.edu/students/intweek/dishes/! Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions about the Food Fiesta. If you have an international outfit or the desire to be a model for the international fashion show, let us know; we're always looking for more people to get involved! Sponsored by OSA and ILS. For more information about the fashion show, please contact Austin Pierce at austin.pierce@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Kick off fall semester by stocking up on Duke Law merchandise! All items will be on SALE! We will have shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, and more. Payment by credit or debit only; all proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please email Lauren Meegan at lauren.meegan@lawnet.duke.edu or Olivia Cole at olivia.cole@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    New attorneys in private practice need to understand both business principals generally as well as the business of law firms more specifically. Entrepreneur, attorney and author Mary Juetten will highlight where to focus to learn what you need to add immediate value to your organization as a new associate. Sponsored by the Career Center and the Start-up Ventures Program. Lunch provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join members of the North Carolina Bar Association for a panel discussion of current trends in transnational legal practices in North Carolina. All law students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    1Ls and other interested students, are you interested in improving your legal writing? Just in time for the second office memo assignment, the Legal Writing Faculty invites you to an efficient writing workshop. The legal writing program's writing tutors will share some specific techniques for writing clearly and efficiently. The workshop will include practice exercises and tips on how to edit for efficient writing. Sponsored by the Legal Writing Faculty. For more information, contact Rebecca Rich at rich@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Interested in Human Rights issues? Come find out more about Duke Law Human Rights Law Society and our plans for this school year. We put on programming for the law school community on a wide range of human rights issues, and this year will be providing a variety of ways to get involved, from piloting a small pro bono project (for a discrete group of students) to regular human rights documentary/movie nights. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact a member of the HRLS leadership team; Chelsea DeMoss at chelsea.demoss@duke.edu, Rachel Rothendler at rachel.rothendler@duke.edu, or Rachel Noveroske at rachel.noveroske@duke.edu.

  • Sanford Fleishman Commons

    This lecture will focus on the United States' anti-trafficking policies both domestically and internationally via diplomatic efforts, and will be presented by Duke Alumni Ambassador-at-Large in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Person, Susan Coppedge, the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor on the National Security Council Staff, the Honorable Amy Pope, and MPP/MBA alumna Andrea Wilson. Co-sponsored by the Sanford School of Public Policy, American Grand Strategy, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Mary Lindsley at mary.lindsley@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    The legal industry is ripe for change but what will be that next big innovation? Join us to hear new ideas from Legal Tech innovators who will pitch their start-ups and Darwin Talks from thought-provoking experts who will share their ideas about where technology for law is heading. Get tickets here: http://evolvelawnow.com/event/duke-univ-school-of-law-durham-nc-legal-i…. Sponsored by the Duke Law Start-Up Ventures Clinic. For more information, please contact Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu.

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    Join classmates from the JD, JD-LLM, and LLM programs for this International Week meet and mingle event at Tobacco Road Sports Café (280 S. Mangum Street). Organized by the International Law Society with sponsorship by the Office of International Studies, the JD-LLM Program, and the DBA. For more information, please contact Shira Anderson at shira.anderson@duke.edu.

Friday, September 30, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    This symposium will feature speakers from around the country highlighting the issues surrounding the legal implications on a very real aspect of everyday life--consumer credit. It will have four panels throughout the day with four speakers included in each panel. Sponsored by Law and Contemporary Problems. For more information, please contact Zach Siegel at zps@duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

    Join us to learn about what it is like working in the White House and the US Department of State, specifically concerning the issues around Human Trafficking and National Security. We will be joined by Susan Coppedge, Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the US Department of State and Amy Pope, Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy Assistant to the President at the National Security Council. Lunch will be provided but please bring your own beverage. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the National Security Law Society and the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

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    Take a break from studying and take a tour of Duke's most well-known landmark, the Chapel! Afterwards we will also climb the tower and have the opportunity to see out over campus. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Off-campus

    Meet local judicial law clerks, past, present and future. Hear about their experiences and the benefits of a post-graduate clerkship. Food will be provided. Event held at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe. Sponsored by the Office of Career and Professional Development. For more information, contact Hannah David at Hannah.david@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

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    The Jewish Law Student Association will host a Rosh Hashannah dinner at 610 West Morgan Street, Durham (27701). JLSA will provide the main dishes which include brisket, chicken, challah, apples and honey. Anyone is encouraged to come but it is requested that you bring a dish of your choosing. A list of requested dishes to bring is provided on the Facebook page. Hosted by JLSA's co-President Jeremy Iloulian. Find more information or RSVP on the Facebook event page and mark which dish you would like to bring: https://goo.gl/cK8wvI.

Monday, October 03, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    First -year students, please join Professor Casey Thomson for an instructional program on how to outline and to hear more about how outlining helps you prepare for exams. This is part of the Academic Success series of programs, following the summer briefing assignment and LEAD Week presentation by Prof. Blocher. Sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Tia Barnes at barnes@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    The fate of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's most important climate change rule, is in the hands of the federal courts. The Environmental Law Society invites you to join us for a debrief after the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, hears oral arguments. A panel of experts from the Duke Community will discuss the background legal issues animating the litigation, assess merits of the oral arguments, and discuss the case's implications for the legal world, environmental policy, and the economy. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Zachary Hennessee at zachary.hennessee@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Coalition Against Gendered Violence for a discussion on the second amendment, the intersection of domestic violence and gun violence protection, the legal issues and decision of Voisine v. United States, and how the decision affects (or doesn't) the work of domestic violence advocates in North Carolina. Featuring Professor Blocher; Elizabeth Avore, a Duke Law alumna from Everytown for Gun Safety (an organization that provided one of the amicus briefs in the case); and Amily McCool from North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Coalition Against Gendered Violence. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please come discuss any comments, concerns and ways that DBA can help your student organization be the best it can be! Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Rachel Ofori at rachel.ofori@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 4046

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

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu no later than Friday, September 30 by 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. If you are unable to attend this lunch, there will be other opportunities to have lunch with the Dean this semester.

  • Law School 3041

    Effective communication creates options and leads to opportunities for students and professionals alike. In this required 1L program, we will show you how experienced attorneys expect law students and new professionals to communicate. We will also discuss and identify common communication pitfalls and how to avoid them. All Duke Law students have the ability to become effective communicators and to set themselves apart as they proceed through law school and launch their careers. The live panel will be in room 3041 and the event will be streamed live into room 3043. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 3037

    Join Duke Law's Innocence Project in celebrating National Wrongful Convictions Day! LaMonte Armstrong, one of the first exonerees from the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic, will be joining us to share his story. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Taylor Jones at taylor.l.jones@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4049

    Join us for the Jessup Cup Finals. Watch the finalists compete before a panel of faculty judges. All are welcome to attend, especially other Jessup Cup participants. After the finals, we will host a reception to celebrate the competitors. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Hope Staneski at hope.staneski@duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

  • Law School 3043

    The second lecture of a three-part brief introduction to computer science by Professor Salman Azhar of the Duke University Computer Science department. This three-part series will introduce students to what computer science is, what computer scientists do, the strengths, weaknesses, and uses of various programming languages, basic syntax for some of the more popular languages, and more. Sponsored by the Law & Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Russell Deutsch at russell.deutsch@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join Jonathan Kellner '03, counsel at Shearman & Sterling's Sao Paulo office, and Tarik Gause, Assistant General Counsel and VP at Bank of America, for a discussion on the interaction between in-house and "outside counsel" in the context of international business transactions. The panelists will share insights into differences and similarities between law firm and in-house legal practice, discuss their highly varied and internationally-focused career paths, and offer advice to students interested in working in cross-border space in South and Central America, as well is globally. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Ali Prince ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Maybe you came to law school because you're afraid of numbers. The bad news is, you probably can't avoid numbers. The good news is, we are here to help! No matter your background, we want to provide a very basic lesson on the most important accounting and finance concepts and terminology that will be relevant to your legal career no matter what your areas of interest are. Stuff you need to know! Free lunch! It doesn't get better than this. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Come learn about opportunities for 3L post-graduation at Credit Suisse in Raleigh. Representatives from the bank will be here in person to discuss the Raleigh Legal Associate Program for 3Ls. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored for the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Erin Biggerstaff at erin.biggerstaff@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Please join Human Rights Law Society for its very first Documentary Lunch! This will be the first in a monthly series of human-rights focused film viewings. If you are interested in human rights law, documentaries, or just want to learn more about the human rights community at Duke Law, come on down. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Meaghan Newkirk at meaghan.newkirk@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Interested in earning PILF hours? Come get trained on credit card machines in order to volunteer with PILF throughout the year. A representative from Duke's OIT will be there to walk us through the credit card transaction process. The training should take no more than 30 minutes, and you'll receive 0.5 hours for attending. Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please contact Lauren Meegan at lauren.meegan@duke.edu.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

  • Law School 3037

    Join Jeffrey L. Fisher, Co-Director of the Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, for a moot court in Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado. This case is set to be argued in front of the US Supreme Court on October 11th, 2016. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join LLM alumni currently working in the U.S. for a wide-ranging discussion of opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market and will share their own job search experiences. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    We will host a panel of 2L and 3L BLSA members who will discuss strategies about successful outlining. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Josephus Allmond at josephus.allmond@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    All are welcome to attend a reading and discussion of Capital Offenses: Business Crime and Punishment in America's Corporate Age, by Bernard M. Fishman Professor of Law, Samuel W. Buell. Prof. Buell, who served as the lead prosecutor for the Justice Department's Enron Task Force, delivers an incisive overview of the rampant and troubling growth of American white-collar crime, dissects the many difficulties facing those who work to root it out and punish criminals, and drafts a blueprint for improving the system going forward. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Goodson Law Library. For more information please contact Melanie Dunshee, dunshee@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    A panel will discuss what it means to be a Christian attorney. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Christian Legal Society. For more information, please contact Katie Christensen at katie.christensen@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a screening of the 2015 film The Big Short. The film is based on Michael Lewis' 2010 book of the same name, and tells the story of the 2007-2008 financial crisis from the perspective of four traders who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse. The film explores a number of issues, including: complex securitizations, a lack of regulation, and the nature of financial fraud. These issues will be discussed in depth immediately after the film in a panel discussion featuring professors Samuel Buell, Steven Schwarcz, and Lawrence Baxter. Food and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at lee.reiners@duke.edu.

Friday, October 07, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will deliver Duke Law's annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture, entitled "Equality in the American Constitution." Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1994, Judge Calabresi was Dean and Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, where he began teaching in 1959, and is now Sterling Professor Emeritus and Professorial Lecturer in Law. He received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Yale College in 1953, a B.A. degree with First Class Honors from Magdalen College, Oxford University, in 1955, an LL.B. degree, magna cum laude, in 1958 from Yale Law School, and an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University in 1959. A Rhodes Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif, Judge Calabresi served as the Note Editor of The Yale Law Journal, 1957-58, while graduating first in his law school class. Following graduation, Judge Calabresi clerked for Justice Hugo Black of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been awarded some fifty honorary degrees from universities in the United States and abroad, and is the author of seven books and more than one hundred articles on law and related subjects. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Sandie MacLachlan at sandra.maclachlan@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 3037

    The Duke Forum for Law and Social Change's fall town hall will explore issues related to geopolitical borders--specifically, how U.S. immigration policy affects and is affected by refugee migration. Stuart Anderson of the Cato Institute will be joining us for this conversation. Mr. Anderson has significant experience with immigration policy generally. He plans to (1) review the U.S.'s historical "open-borders" policies towards immigration and (2) argue that the modern anti-immigration and anti-refugee policy shift is not based on scientifically-sound facts or data. Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Refugee Asylum Support Project (RASP). For more information, please contact Sean Valle at sean.valle@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 4047

    Join the Career & Professional Development Center and learn more about their resources for finding summer employment 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. The event is sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at kobelev@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come stock up on Duke Law merchandise! We will have polos, hats, t-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, and more. Payment by credit or debit only; all proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please email Lauren Meegan (lauren.meegan@lawnet.duke.edu) or Olivia Cole (olivia.cole@lawnet.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 3041

    Diversity shapes our individual viewpoints, but how do we navigate the challenges it poses to us as a community? The ability to resolve conflicts is a critical skill for an attorney. Join Paul James, from the Duke University Office of Institutional Equity, for a dialogue about how to communicate effectively about diversity and embrace our differences, while finding common ground. Co-sponsored by the Center on Law, Race and Politics, Student Affairs, and the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

  • Law School 4045

    The third lecture of a three-part brief introduction to computer science by Professor Salman Azhar of the Duke University Computer Science department. This three-part series will introduce students to what computer science is, what computer scientists do, the strengths, weaknesses, and uses of various programming languages, basic syntax for some of the more popular languages, and more. Sponsored by the Law & Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Russell Deutsch at russell.deutsch@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Wondering how the 2016 election will impact the Supreme Court? Come join the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society for a discussion about how the election might affect future nominees and the issues the Court will face. Ed Whelan, who is the President of the Ethics & Public Policy Center, and Duke Law Professor Thomas Metzloff will be joining us. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and ACS. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird atshelby.baird@lawnet.duke.edu or Josh Zaslawsky at joshua.zaslawksy@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Can't get enough of Civil Procedure? Have you dreamed of being the next Atticus Finch? Come hear about the life of a litigation attorney, and have some free lunch while you're at it. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For additional information, check out our Facebook page @DukeBusinessLawSociety or contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • Law School 4055

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

  • Law School 4045

    Come join Outlaw in a belated celebration of National Coming Out Day! A panel of four students will share their personal stories of coming out as LGBTQA. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Outlaw and McGuire Woods. For more information, Please contact Dagny Lu at xl186@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Join the MLSA for an interactive session on the importance of building welcoming intersectional spaces within our law school community. Sponsored by MLSA. For more information, please contact Maria Malas at maria.malas@duke.edu.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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    Students of all class years are invited to join us for the annual Public Interest Retreat. It is a day of fun, community and learning that culminates in a casual dinner. The Public Interest Retreat provides an opportunity for public interest and government-minded students to meet and mingle, engage with each other and hear from alumni. This year's retreat will be held at Spruce Pine Lodge, 2235 Bahama Rd, Bahama, NC, on the lovely Lake Michie. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the Career and Professional Development Center, the Government and Public Service Society and the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information or to RSVP, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/2016PublicInterestRetreatRSVP.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

  • Law School 4045

    Join CAGV for a training with North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) to learn how to effectively support victims of stalking, sexual assault, and domestic violence in university adjudication proceedings. We will discuss Title IX procedures as well as do a mock university adjudication hearing. NCCASA will also discuss legislative research opportunities they have for students interested in legal research. Food will be provided. Sponsored by the Coalition Against Gendered Violence. Please RSVP by Sunday, October 16th to Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu.

Monday, October 24, 2016

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 3041

    How do you find a 1L job? When and where should you start looking? In our final required program of the semester, we will answer those questions, introduce you to our job search resources, and lay the groundwork for your 1L job search. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join WLSA in welcoming the visiting attorneys from Baker Botts who will be conducting interviews during our 1L Mock Interview Program the following day! This is a great opportunity to meet your interviewer, break the ice early on, and learn more about who they are and the work they do. Business attire suggested. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Caitlyn Greene at caitlyn.greene@duke.edu.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • Law School 3000

    Student Scholarship Workshop Series will be held on October 25, November 1 and November 15. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information contact Marin Levy at levy@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4044

    All ELS members are invited to join us for a General Body Meeting, where we will be explaining 1L rep applications, discussing event planning, and putting the finishing touches on our new constitution. Feel free to bring your lunch. Sponsored by ELS. For more information, please contact Zachary Hennessee at zachary.hennessee@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    The Law & Economics Society is excited to host a conversation with Professor Andrea Renda. Professor Renda will discuss the evolution of the Internet, the pros and cons of mandating net neutrality by regulation, neutrality in the age of artificial intelligence, and other related topics. Professor Renda is Senior Research Fellow and head of the Regulatory Policy Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies, based in Brussels. Lunch from Chick fil A will be provided. Sponsored by Law and Economics Society. For more information, please contact Patrick Bradley at patrick.c.bradley@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project (VITA) is a pro bono project at the law school that works to generate approximately 1/2 million dollars annually for the greater Durham community. Duke Law VITA volunteers prepare income tax returns for low-income area residents . Join us to learn more about how you can get involved with VITA. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact JP Cumming, .james.paul.cumming@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

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

  • West Duke 101 - Ahmadieh Family Conference Room

    The next Rethinking Regulation seminar features Lee Reiners, Director of the Duke Global Financial Markets Center. His talk is entitled, "Different Perspectives: how the public's view of the role of financial regulation differs from the regulators' view and how the media contributes to this difference." Part of the talk will be spent discussing an incident that occurred while he was at the NY Fed and that later was the focus of a This American Life episode. Attendees are welcome to listen to the episode before the seminar: "The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra." Hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Flu shots are free to anyone with a Duke ID and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Working for a judge is a unique legal experience. Attend this program to learn more about judicial internships and externships, what the job entails, and the benefits to you. We will go over the process and timelines for applying and what you can be doing now. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information please contact Hannah David at hannah.david@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

    Student leaders from the Southern Justice Spring Break Trip will provide information on the various opportunities available for the annual spring break legal service trips. We are currently offering locations in New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; Dilley, TX and rural North Carolina. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by PIPB. For more information please contact Kevin Simmons at kevin.simmons@lawnet.duke.edu, Jamie Shinn at jamie.shinn@lawnet.duke.edu or Chen Sheng at chen.sheng@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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    The Environmental Health Scholars Program at Duke University is pleased to announce its 2016 Fall Forum, "Health and the Environment in North Carolina." The Forum will be held at the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Durham (111 Corcoran Street, Durham). Topics to be covered include, Air Pollution and the Effects of the Clean Smokestacks Act; Risks of Coal Ash Ponds; and The Effect of CAFOs in North Carolina. Local and nationally recognized speakers will provide their views. For the full program please see: https://ehs.duke.edu/. The Forum's aims are to bring about changes in the environment, make new connections in the community as well as the political front, and make a change in the daily lives of North Carolina residents. Join us and be a part of this important initiative. There is no charge to attend for students, teachers/faculty members or government employees. A nominal attendance fee for the general public. Sponsored by the Environmental Health Scholars Program. Please register now at http://www.envscholars.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    What does the future of reproductive rights look like? Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a recently decided Supreme Court case on the constitutionality of a Texas law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and requiring abortion clinics in the state to have facilities comparable to an ambulatory surgical center, may give us a hint. Please join ACS and If/When/How for a lunch panel on this hot topic! Tara Romano, the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina, Prof. Siegel and Prof. Bartlett will be on the panel. Co-sponsored by ACS and If/When/How. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Wenbo Zhang at wz53@duke.edu.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Come meet with recent Duke Law Alums now working at Weil. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School 4047

    Join Sue Biniaz, the U.S. State Department's lead climate change lawyer, for a wide-ranging conversation about her most recent paper titled "Comma But Differentiated Responsibilities," her career with the Legal Adviser's Office at the Statement Department, and her career path more generally. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law, the JD-LLM Program for International and Comparative Law, and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and University Program in Environmental Policy Seminar Series. For more information, or for a copy of her paper, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

    Join Susan Biniaz, the U.S. State Department's lead attorney for international environmental law (State/L/OES), for a conversation about her career with the Office of Legal Adviser. Ms. Biniaz has been in the legal adviser's office at the State Department since 1984 and has served as the principal lawyer on the climate change negotiations since 1989. She has worked on legal issues related to the Middle East, diplomatic law, and outer space before turning to oceans, environmental, and scientific affairs, which has remained her specialization. After heading the legal Office for European Affairs, she headed the Oceans, Environment, and Science legal office for many years before becoming a deputy legal adviser. Ms. Biniaz will discuss her work and offer advice to students interested in careers with the U.S. government and, particularly, the U.S. State Department. Coffee & cookies will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for Comparative and International Law, JD-LLM Program, and the Environmental Institution's Seminar Series. Space is limited. RSVP to Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Environment Hall Field Auditorium

    Join GPSC and CAGV for a night of trivia in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Trivia teams will be assigned so that students from different graduate and professional schools can mingle and network with your Duke peers! Information about local domestic violence organizations, including the Compass Center, which provides clients with funding for emergency hotel stays, gas and grocery cards, and transportation for domestic violence victims to go to court or to the doctor, will be available. This event is open to Duke graduate and professional students only. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Sponsored by the CAGV and GPSC Student Life. For more information, please contact Nicole Scully at nicole.scully@duke.edu or Rachel Rothendler at rachel.rothendler@duke.edu.

Friday, October 28, 2016

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    The Environmental Health Scholars Program at Duke University is pleased to announce its 2016 Fall Forum, "Health and the Environment in North Carolina." The Forum will be held at the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Durham (111 Corcoran Street, Durham). Topics to be covered include, Air Pollution and the Effects of the Clean Smokestacks Act; Risks of Coal Ash Ponds; and The Effect of CAFOs in North Carolina. Local and nationally recognized speakers will provide their views. For the full program please see: https://ehs.duke.edu/. The Forum's aims are to bring about changes in the environment, make new connections in the community as well as the political front, and make a change in the daily lives of North Carolina residents. Join us and be a part of this important initiative. There is no charge to attend for students, teachers/faculty members or government employees. A nominal attendance fee for the general public. Sponsored by the Environmental Health Scholars Program. Please register now at http://www.envscholars.duke.edu.

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    Sponsored by the Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact Anna Walker at walker@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join LLM alumni currently working in NYC for a wide-ranging discussion of opportunities and challenges for LLMs in that legal market. The panelists will include a litigation & international arbitration associate at a leading U.S. law firm, a corporate partner specializing on cross-border finance, and a senior executive and in-house counsel at a major multinational corporation. Panelists will share their current responsibilities and job search experiences along with advice to students hoping to work in the United States after graduation. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. For more information, contact Ashley Parson at ashley.parson@law.duke.edu.

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    Take a break and relax at the Duke Gardens teahouse, where, as a guest to Tea, you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Enjoy this rich tradition over an enticing bowl of whisked green tea and a Japanese confection. A brief instruction will be given; no prior experience necessary. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Wilson Recreation Center

    Join your classmates for a Duke Law Yoga Class In Room 110 Wilson Gym (main card gym). This class is exclusively for the law school and all levels are welcome. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Kelsey Moore at kelsey.moore@duke.edu.

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    All Duke alumni in the DC area are welcome to join us for a reception recognizing D.C. area Duke Law School alumni practicing in government and public interest law. Come and share information and advice about your work with current Duke Law students who will be in D.C. for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. You may RSVP here: https://www.squadup.com/events/duke-law-school-ejw-reception-1. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Duke Law Alumni Office. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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    Come join us for a celebratory BBQ to kickoff the very first Energy Week at Duke. Here, you will learn more about what is in store for the week and hear any last-minute updates on the opportunities that will be available throughout the week. Who: Open to the public! Drivers must be 18+ with a valid drivers license.What: BBQ Picnic, GM vehicle test drives, Duke Electric Vehicles Club, and smoothie bikeWhy: Who doesn't like sweet cars and good old Carolina BBQ? Also, the transportation sector represents one of our largest sources of energy demand. Companies like General Motors work every day in defining the future of transportation. Come check out GM's newest line of vehicles, as well as some of the transportation innovation that is happening right here at Duke!EV Ride and Drive Event: Jump in the drivers seat of GM's newest line of electric and hybrid electric vehicles! Test drives are open to public. Drivers must be 18+ years old with a valid drivers license!2017 LineupBolt*VoltMalibuCascadaSierraCamaroCorvette*Brand new, unreleased model. Test drives restricted.Duke Electric Vehicles Club: Check out Duke's own award-winning EV racing squad. Two fully electric vehicles, both fully constructed by students at Duke, will be on display.Check out the full agenda for #EnergyWeekDuke: http://energyweekatduke.org

Monday, October 31, 2016

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    A chiller plant is a centralized system that cools the air for Duke buildings and provides the air-conditioning portion of HVAC systems. The system operates year round to keep up with the demands of campus buildings.The first 30 minutes of the tour will involve an overview of Duke's energy needs and the Climate Action Plan. Hats and safety glasses are provided for the tour, however, close toed shoes are required. There will also be a safety discussion at the beginning of the tour.Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chiller-plant-tour-tickets-27827305219This tour is limited to 20 people, 10 current students and 10 alums/other professionals. First come, first served. There will be a wait list, so if someone cancels their registration you might get the opportunity!Check out the full agenda for #EnergyWeekDuke: http://energyweekatduke.org

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us on the last day of breast cancer awareness month for a panel discussion on the law and politics of cancer. We will discuss access to care and experimental treatments, rising health care costs, health disparities, and the legal issues that patients and survivors face relating to discrimination, unemployment, and health privacy. Panel participants include: Professor Allison Rice, the Director of the Health Justice Clinic; Professor Barak Richman, a healthcare policy expert; Dr. Yousuf Zafar, a health services researcher and professor at the Duke University School of Medicine; and Christine Weason, the Government Relations Director, North Carolina, of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Co-sponsored by the Health Law Society and the Black Law Students Association. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Shelby Baird at shelby.baird@duke.edu.

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

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    Across the world, developing country governments are seeking to rapidly scale-up investment in renewable energy. The financial sums required to achieve this are enormous. Private sector financing, backed by international capital markets, will be key to meeting this investment challenge. However, renewable energy developers often struggle to access the large quantities of financing they require and when available, the cost of financing is often high. Dr. Schmidt will discuss how developing country governments and international institutions can cost-effectively reduce risks and catalyze private investment, with examples drawn from large-scale wind projects and off-grid electrification. Registration is not required.Check out the full agenda for #EnergyWeekDuke: http://energyweekatduke.org

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

  • Bryan Center Plaza

    Steam is the main heat source for buildings on campus. Steam is used for space conditioning, hot water heating, hospital medical equipment sterilization, dining services, pool heating, dishwashing and other process uses at Duke University. Like the chiller plant, it operates year round.The first 15 minutes of the tour consists of a discussion about the hot/solar heating technology, and then the group will walk over to the steam plant. Hats and safety glasses are provided for the tour, however, close toed shoes are required. There will also be a safety discussion at the beginning of the tour.Click here to sign up on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steam-plant-tour-tickets-27844550801. This tour is limited to 20 people, 10 current students and 10 alums/other professionals. First come, first served. There will be a wait list, so if someone cancels their registration you might get the opportunity!This event is part of Energy Week at Duke. See the full agenda: http://energyweekatduke.org

  • Law School 4172

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

  • Law School 4055

    A representative from Bloomberg Law will be here to talk about some of the advanced features on Bloomberg Law that are heavily used by the courts, especially the docket tools. We will discuss how you can use these tools in your clerkship research. Sponsored by the Office of Career and Professional Development. For more information, contact Hannah David at Hannah.david@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Ever dreamed about a spring break so phenomenally interesting, so fantastically stimulating, and so fabulously exciting that you come away having learned, laughed, and cried in a good way? Well, now is your second opportunity to do so! A group of students are planning a student-led, privately funded trip for this spring break following an incredibly successful trip last year. The trip is nearly fully funded (students are only responsible for their own flight tickets) and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only tour a culturally, historically, and politically fascinating (and challenging) country, but also to meet with some of the region's most important movers and shakers, including parliament members, military generals, and a Supreme Court Justice. Please join us for our into event to learn more. All students (including LLMs, SJDs, and visiting scholars) are invited! Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by ILS and JLSA. For more information, please contact Shira Anderson at shira.anderson@duke.edu.

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    Student Scholarship Workshop Series will be held on October 25, November 1 and November 15. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information contact Marin Levy at levy@law.duke.edu.

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    The Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (EEMCC), sponsored by the MBA Energy Club, will engage diverse and creative teams to address real energy challenges affecting the developing world. The one-day competition connects students, academia, and industry, while pursuing unconventional business-based solutions that expose unrecognized opportunities with positive social and environmental impact. Showcasing analytical and presentation skills, future leaders in the energy industry can demonstrate their global mindset, innovative thinking, and passion.Most of the competition will be closed to spectators. However, two events are open to the public: 1) Final session of the Case Competition (November 1, 1:30-4pm, Fuqua School Classroom HCA, Duke University) - No registration required. 2) Energy Mix, a networking event where winners will be announced (November 1, 5-7pm, Energy Hub, Gross Hall, Duke University) - Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-mix-nov-1-tickets-28586640411Check out the full agenda for #EnergyWeekDuke: http://energyweekatduke.org

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    Please join the Women Law Students Association and Professor Lemos for a roundtable conversation about working as a female attorney and legal academic. Professor Lemos teaches Civil Procedure, Judicial Decisionmaking, and Legislation and Statutory Interpretation. Lemos came to Duke Law in 2011 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was an associate professor. Prior to joining the Cardozo faculty, Lemos was a Furman Fellow and program coordinator at New York University School of Law, a Bristow Fellow at the Office of the Solicitor General, and a law clerk for Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Coffee and cupcakes will be served. All spaces have now been filled. Sponsored by DBA and WLSA. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alix Simnock at alixsimnock@duke.edu.

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    On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act ("PROMESA"), which established a seven-member federal Oversight Board for Puerto Rico and a framework for the financial restructuring and economic revitalization of the Island. This event features leading stateside and Puerto Rico attorneys and business leaders discussing their unique perspectives about various key aspects of the crisis, the challenges facing Puerto Rico, the features of PROMESA, and its implementation to date. Reception with panelists to follow immediately afterwards. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Kevin Walton at kevin.walton@duke.edu.

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    The Duke Energy Initiative will host a social and networking reception for students, businesspeople, faculty, and other members of the local energy community at Gross Hall on Duke University's campus. This event is an excellent opportunity to end the day with catered food and drinks (please bring your government I.D. if you are over 21!), while interacting with a broad range of professionals and students all focused on energy. The winners of the Emerging Markets Case Competition will be announced during the Mix. Register for the Energy Mix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-mix-nov-1-tickets-28586640411Free parking will be available in the Chem lot adjacent to Gross Hall.Check out the full agenda for #EnergyWeekDuke: http://energyweekatduke.org

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    As a part of Duke University's first ever Energy Week, Spark is a fast-paced career event aimed at connecting Duke students interested in the energy sector with relevant employers. Recruiters will give quick, informative pitches to a diverse group of students, followed by the opportunity to network directly with those students. Each presentation will last five minutes, and a networking hour will follow the presentations. Presentations will describe the organization's role in the industry, outline key skill sets the company seeks from students, and detail internship and recent graduate opportunities. There are a limited number of tickets available, so please sign up promptly to reserve your spot. To ensure all of Duke's many schools are in attendance, please claim a ticket for your respective school listed in the ticket options. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spark-tickets-28565409910ALSO - immediately before the Spark event, there will be an Energy Mix (free food, drink, and networking) in the Gross Hall lobby from 5-7 pm. Register for that here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-mix-nov-1-tickets-28586640411This event is part of the first-ever Energy Week at Duke. See the full agenda: http://energyweekatduke.org

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

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    When do our courts have jurisdiction? When should they apply foreign law? Under what circumstances should they recognize and enforce foreign judgments? These are the questions of conflict of laws. They occur frequently between States of the US, but also internationally. Courts frequently base their decisions on the Restatement (2nd), which is, however, not only contested, but also which focuses almost exclusively on interstate conflicts. Professor Ralf Michaels will report on a current project at the American Law Institute for a new Restatement. He will focus especially on the importance of comparative law and international conflicts in the drafting process. This presentation is in connection with a conference, co-sponsored by the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law and the American Law Institute, that will look at these questions in more depth on November 4-5. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Suzie Jing at shichu.jing@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility. For more information please contact Sarah Holsapple (sarah.holsapple@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 3037

    Come hear about the life of a corporate attorney - learn just what it means to work on mergers & acquisitions, private equity deals, and transactional law generally. Free lunch, and free career advice - you can't beat it. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please check out our facebook page @DukeBusinessLawSociety or contact Abby Frisch at abigail.frisch@lawnet.duke.edu.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

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    Duke Environment Hall is a relatively new 70,000-square-foot building that opened on April 10, 2014. It is a five-story glass-and-concrete building that is designed to meet or exceed the criteria for LEED Platinum, the highest level of LEED Certification.The tour will commence on the bridge that leads to the 2nd floor of the building. Discussion about the rooftop PV solar panels, and a visit to the rooftop and basement is included in this tour. Lastly, green features that allow for different climate control settings for offices, classrooms, and common spaces will be discussed as well.Click here to sign up on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/environmental-hall-eh-tour-tickets-2812773… tour is limited to 20 people, 10 current students and 10 alums/other professionals. First come, first served. There will be a wait list, so if someone cancels their registration you might get the opportunity!This tour is part of Energy Week at Duke. Full agenda: http://energyweekatduke.org

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    Many law firms sponsor employment and educational programs for 1L law students from diverse backgrounds. These fellowship/scholarship opportunities may include summer employment, training programs, and opportunities for networking and career development. Please join representatives from Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, Morgan Lewis and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity to learn about applying for these unique opportunities as well as to discuss the importance of diversity in the legal profession. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and facilitated by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

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

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    When should religious schools be exempt from a generally applicable anti-discrimination law on religious freedom grounds? Join us for a discussion of this topic, with Greg Baylor '90 of Alliance Defending Freedom and Prof. Barak Richman. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch provided by Moe's Southwest Grill. For more information, please contact Ed Powell at ed.powell@duke.edu.

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    TUNL is a partly underground lab on Duke's West campus that is the "US Department of Energy Center of Excellence in Nuclear Physics." This lab contains three different facilities: HIGS (High Intensity Gamma Ray Source), a Tandem Accelerator Bay, and a Lab for Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics. TUNL is a consortium of the three main triangle universities, including NC State and UNC. Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) is a consortium of three major research universities in the North Carolina Research Triangle Area: Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that focuses on nuclear physics research.This tour will include a visit to all three facilities and talented scientists will discuss their work. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.Click here to sign up on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triangle-universities-nuclear-laboratory-t… tour is limited to 20 people, 10 current students and 10 alums/other professionals. First come, first served. Must be 18 or older and not pregnant to participate. There will be a wait list, so if someone cancels their registration you might get the opportunity!To see the full agenda for Energy Week at Duke, visit http://energyweekatduke.org

  • Law School 3043

    Duke University and Duke Energy have proposed to build a new natural gas power plant on Duke University's campus. This plant is the first in a series of natural gas projects planned by Duke Energy, many of which are specifically targeted at college campuses. Hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, and community members have voiced opposition to this proposal and have called on the administration and President Brodhead to end this proposed plant and act as true climate leaders by supporting innovative and ambitious clean energy solutions. This event, open to all members of the Duke and broader North Carolina community, will feature students, faculty, and advocacy groups in a town hall discussion about concerns over this natural gas expansion and renewable energy alternatives to the proposed fossil fuel facility. Sponsored by Professor Ryke Longest and the Duke Climate Coalition. For more information, please contact Duke Climate Coalition at dukeuclimatecoalition@gmail.com.

Friday, November 04, 2016

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    Duke Law students will join students from four other select law schools around the US to participate in a unique product design challenge. The first 20 students (first come, first served) from Duke Law will work in teams of 4-5 people throughout the course of the day to learn about product design principals, be inspired by innovative startups, and compete in a design challenge by providing creative feedback on Thomson Reuter's Practice Point product. The winners will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to participate as a paid Design Advisor for Thomson Reuters. Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_u2tnNJeLqjGfZ_g8NzkwTCgaDTbgbK…. Sponsored by Duke Law Tech & Access Working Group. For more information, please contact Jeff Ward at ward@law.duke.edu.

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    Did you know the underlying technology behind LEDs and solar panels are the same? Ever wonder how the evolution of light bulbs resulted in LEDs? The Duke Smart Home will deliver a public, interactive presentation on the BC Plaza and everyone is welcomed to stop by! We will demonstrate the basic principles of light generation for incandescents, fluorescents, and LEDs, and discuss why LEDs are more energy-efficient. Afterward, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in the debut of the Smart Home's lighting economizer web tool and get hands-on experimenting with solar panels. Join us in discovering the science-and fun-behind everyday technologies!

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    Successful lawyers are master communicators who excel at conveying information both orally and in writing to their clients and counterparts in the legal profession. For non-native English speakers, this may present unique challenges, especially in the realm of oral communication. Join Brad Teague PhD. and Kaitlyn Aigner of the Duke University Graduate School for an interactive presentation on improving English pronunciation and communication skills for the global work environment. The presenters, who teach in the English for International Students program at Duke University, will help students hone their oral advocacy skills by improving clarity of pronunciation. Attendance is limited (first-come, first-served) and RSVP is required. To RSVP, please visit: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZV5LIiqpGY7nj7. Sponsored by the International Studies Department. For more information, please contact Jena Reger at reger@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (DJCIL) is hosting a symposium on the topic of Internationalizing the Conflict of Laws Restatement. The symposium will provide an opportunity to explore an array of topics such as Comparative Law and International Law in the New Restatement, International versus Interstate Conflicts, Family Law and Domestic Relations and several other topics. The symposium will feature all three reporters of the 3rd Restatement of the Conflict of Laws: Laura Little, Kermit Roosevelt III and Chris Whytock. Speakers will include Patrick Borchers, Hannah Buxbaum, Donald Earl Childress III, Ann Laquer Estin, Richard Fentiman, Professor Ralf Michaels, Horatia Muir Watt, Mathias Reimann, Linda Silberman, Symeon Symeonides, Louise Ellen Teitz, and Chris Whytock. If you are interested in attending the DJCIL Symposium please email djcilsymposium2016@gmail.com. Sponsored by DJCIL. For more information, please visit http://djcil.law.duke.edu/symposium/contact or contact John Epling at john.epling@duke.edu.

  • The Bullpen at Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

    Who? YOU. The student/aspiring entrepreneur/seasoned investor/cleantech guru in the Triangle Area. What? Local energy startups from the Triangle Area present their technology or company in an expo style atmosphere. Why? Learn what's hot in energy in the NC region, one of the fastest growing start-up hubs in the country.Score an internship - Several start-ups are looking for student interns... but the motivated, gritty, start-up kind. Is that you?Think like a Venture Capitalist - Practice evaluating start-ups in a true expo setting.Discover new companies - The company lineup ranges from Early Stage to Mid-sized.Register here: https://www.squadup.com/events/energy-startup-demo-daySee the full agenda for Energy Week: http://energyweekatduke.org

Saturday, November 05, 2016

  • Law School 3037

    The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (DJCIL) is hosting a symposium on the topic of Internationalizing the Conflict of Laws Restatement. The symposium will provide an opportunity to explore an array of topics such as Comparative Law and International Law in the New Restatement, International versus Interstate Conflicts, Family Law and Domestic Relations and several other topics. The symposium will feature all three reporters of the 3rd Restatement of the Conflict of Laws: Laura Little, Kermit Roosevelt III and Chris Whytock. Speakers will include Patrick Borchers, Hannah Buxbaum, Donald Earl Childress III, Ann Laquer Estin, Richard Fentiman, Professor Ralf Michaels, Horatia Muir Watt, Mathias Reimann, Linda Silberman, Symeon Symeonides, Louise Ellen Teitz, and Chris Whytock. If you are interested in attending the DJCIL Symposium please email djcilsymposium2016@gmail.com. Sponsored by DJCIL. For more information, please visit http://djcil.law.duke.edu/symposium/contact or contact John Epling at john.epling@duke.edu.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 3041

    Cover letters are not just an essential part of your job application materials. They are also your first writing sample that a prospective employer will see. Join us for an overview of what employers are looking for in a cover letter, common mistakes to avoid, and tips for making your cover letter successful. This program will be followed by the opportunity to sign up for open review sessions with Career Counselors. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

  • Law School 4055

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

  • Law School 4000

    All students are welcome to come meet BLSA members and learn more about the group. We will be discussing BLSA's upcoming events for the rest of Fall Semester and also discussing preliminary plans for the Spring. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Josephus Allmond at josephus.allmond@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Come decompress after the previous days election results by learning more about the Freedom of Religion. This program will provide an overview of the Freedom of Religion from the history to RFRA to RULPA to religious minorities to recent Supreme Court Cases and more. The event will be a panel discussion with Asma Uddin, Director of Strategy for Center for Islam and Religious Freedom, Professor Bill Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law at UNC and Professor Stuart M. Benjamin, Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law at Duke Law. Lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by the American Constitution Society, Muslim Law Students Association, and Christian Legal Society. For more information, contact Miata Eggerly at miata.eggerly@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Joseph Blocher and Lisa Griffin will give short talks about something they do in teaching. Lunch will be provided. For Law Faculty only. Sponsored by the Duke Law Teaching Initiative. For more information, please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3037

    Duke's Environmental Law Society is hosting a screening of "Before the Flood," a riveting account of the dramatic worldwide impacts of climate change. "Before the Flood" captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. Sponsored by ELS. For more information, contact Zachary Hennessee at zachary.hennessee@duke.edu.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

  • Law School 4055

    Holocaust survivor Rabbi Nissan Mangel will be hosted by the Jewish Law Student Association and Chabad for a discussion about the Holocaust, his experiences at the camps and some of the deeper philosophical questions involved in this tragic part of human history. Nissan Mangel is a renowned scholar, author, speaker and philosopher. He was sent to Auschwitz when he was just 10 years old - making him the youngest inmate at the camp. He survived four other concentration camps and three encounters with Dr. Josef Mengele, the Angel of Death. Sponsored by Jewish Law Student Association. If you have any questions please contact JLSA Co-Presidents Jeremy Iloulian at jeremy.iloulian@gmail.com or Dan Weissman at deweiss@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Autonomous vehicles are no longer a concept of the future. Over the past few months, Uber launched a fleet of driverless cars, Google reported that its autonomous fleet clocked over two million miles, and several companies announced plans to enter the market. However, recent accidents, including one fatal, have raised concerns over how this rapidly-changing technology should be regulated and whether it's truly ready for public use. This panel will examine these concerns while discussing potential regulations, constitutional concerns, liability litigation and the auto industry's approach to these issues. Panelists include Judge Stephen Murphy, III (Eastern District of Michigan), Harry Lightsey (Executive Director, Global Connected Customer, Public Policy at General Motors), and Bill Curtin (Global Head of M&A at Hogan Lovells) and moderated by Professor Jeff Ward. Sponsored by Duke Law & Technology Review and Law & Entrepreneurship Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Emily Harrington at ebh27@duke.edu.

Friday, November 11, 2016

  • Law School 4047

    Please join Jennifer Hillman, former World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body Member, who is currently a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, for a discussion of the past, present, and future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the age of Brexit. Prior to serving on what is frequently described as the "Supreme Court" of International Trade, Professor Hillman spent nine years as General Counsel at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR),where she had previously been an Ambassador and Chief Textiles Negotiator. In addition to offering remarks on TPP's prospects in the new administration, Professor Hillman will discuss her career and offer advice to students interested in pursuing careers in international trade law in both public and private sectors. Professor Rachel Brewster will moderate the discussion. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Monday, November 14, 2016

  • Old Chemistry 011

    Tomas van Houtryve is an artist, photographer and author who engages critical contemporary issues around the world. Among these issues are the use of drone technology and the fallout of post- 9-11 anti-terrorist policies, writ large. In 2013, van Houtryve began working on Blue Sky Days, a drone's-eye view of America. The series was awarded the 2015 ICP Infinity Award and honors from POY, World Press Photo, the Photographic Museum of Humanity, and the White House News Photographer's Association. In addition to Blue Sky Days, van Houtryve will present and discuss a new body of work in which he employs augmented reality and social media streams to capture the diaspora of migrants, primarily Syrian migrants, throughout Europe. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Jayne Huckerby, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Duke University Law School. Presented in collaboration with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, and the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI. Light lunch served beginning at 11:45 am for attendees. For more information, please see https://fsp.trinity.duke.edu/projects/shadows-and-flows-tomas-van-houtr….

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 4047

    This is the 2nd meeting of the Public Interest and Pro Bono Board. Each public interest and pro bono student group is asked to send one representative to the meeting. For this meeting we are inviting each Duke Law Student organization to also send one representative. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Lunch will be served. An RSVP link will be added soon. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 3000

    All graduating students are invited to join the 2017 Class Gift Committee. Committee members will help choose funds to which the gift will be directed, plan events, and encourage classmates to support the campaign. This will be the first informational meeting for any committee members. We will also be serving Enzo's pizza for you to enjoy. Sponsored by Alumni & Development Office. For more information or to sign up, please contact Kate Shivar, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Young Alumni, at kate.shivar@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

  • Fuqua School of Business

    These lunches are for interested faculty and Ph.D. students from Duke Law School, UNC Law, and Fuqua's Finance Department. The purpose is to discuss areas in which research overlaps, to facilitate the sharing of points of view and insights, and to explore ways in which legal insight can inform finance papers and vice versa. On November 18th, Duke Law professor Steven L. Schwarcz will present his latest paper: "Too Big to Fool: Moral Hazard, Bailouts, and Corporate Responsibility." The audience is encouraged to read the paper ahead of time and ask Steven any questions they may have. The lunch will take place in the McKinley Seminar Room on the 1st floor of the Magat Building. Pizza and soda will be served. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Student Scholarship Workshop Series will be held on October 25, November 1 and November 15. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information contact Marin Levy at levy@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join Professor Curtis Bradley for a discussion on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which Congress recently passed into law after overriding President Obama's veto this past September. Professor Bradley will speak on the potential diplomatic and legal consequences of the act as well as the context of sovereign immunity and U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations. The discussion will be followed by an open Q&A. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by ILS. For more information please contact Shira Anderson at sva8@duke.edu or Suzie Jing at shichu.jing@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join the Federalist Society for a discussion of the merits of a $15 hourly minimum wage, featuring Curtis Dubay from the Heritage Foundation and Dr. Mark Paul from Duke's Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Ed Powell at ed.powell@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Learn how to find and fund summer work with government or public interest organizations from the experts in the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. As many public positions are unpaid, the program will cover Duke Law-specific as well as external funding sources available. Lunch will be provided. but please bring your own beverage. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    Step Up Durham helps individuals facing barriers to find employment during its Employment Week. During Employment Week, Step Up teaches its job seekers how to write resumes, how to dress appropriately for interviews, and effective interviewing techniques. BGPSA will be helping connect Step Up job seekers with potential employers during Employment Week by creating employment profiles (similar to resumes). Sponsored by BGPSA. For more information, please contact Glenda Dieuveille at glenda.dieuveille@duke.edu.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Please join the Black Law Student Association for Staff Appreciation Day to show our appreciation for all the Duke Law Staff does. Members of the Black Law Student Association will be in the Blue Lounge with cards and a banner for all the students and faculty to sign. Food will be provided for the staff and student body. Sponsored by DBA and BLSA. For more information, please contact Ennis Coble at ennis.coble@duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

    Are you considering pursuing public interest or government legal work after graduation? Learn more about accessing financial assistance in making your loan payments through Duke Law's generous Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) and about how public service loan forgiveness for federal government loans works. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Financial Aid; the Career and Professional Development Center; and the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 2014

    The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Dean David F. Levi. This is an excellent opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Dean to talk about your Law School experience. Unfortunately, seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu no later than Monday, November 14 by 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Law School 3037

    Duke Law Alum Dan Jacobs discusses his new book, the first comprehensive account of the legal, economic, and environmental consequences of the disaster that resulted from the April 2010 blowout at a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident, which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, killed 11 people. The ensuing oil discharge-the largest ever in U.S. waters-polluted much of the Gulf for months, wreaking havoc on its inhabitants and the environment. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Over the course of the 2016 election cycle, dialogue about sexual violence, gender and racial discrimination, and abortion rights has been pushed into the spotlight. Please join us to continue this discussion. Hear from speakers including Jane Campbell who is running as an independent for NC House, Duke Political Science Professor Ashley Jardina whose research focuses on how gender and racial conflict influence voting behavior and Prof Kristin Goss, Sanford School of Public Policy, an expert on the role of women in politics. Lunch from LUNA will be provided. Sponsored by If/When/How (formerly Law Students for Reproductive Justice) and the Women's Law Student Association. For more information, please contact Christine Ryan christine.ryan@duke.edu or McKenzie Osborne mckenzie.osborne@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join Amna Guellali, a Tunisia and Algeria Researcher of the Middle East and North Africa Division at the Human Rights Watch, for a lecture titled "Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism in Tunisia." In December 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, set himself on fire in protest, which served as a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the broader Arab Spring. Nearly six years on and in an increasingly securitized environment, this event will focus on human rights and counter-terrorism and the example of Tunisia. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, Center for International and Comparative Law, International Law Society, Human Rights Law Society, Center for French and Francophone Studies, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Citizen Journalists in the Middle East and North Africa, in conjunction with the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Chicago, IL

    Please join us for a casual happy hour with Duke Law alumni and friends. Duke Law Club of ChicagoAlumni Happy Hour Join Duke Law alumni and friends for a casual happy hour at the new Revival Hall in downtown Chicago. All are welcome to join the Duke Law Club for drinks and casual conversation. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Wednesday, November 16, 20165:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Revival Cafe-Bar at Revival Food Hall125 S. Clark StreetChicago, IL 60603Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu

Thursday, November 17, 2016

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Photographers will be in the Blue Lounge on Thursday, November 17 and Friday November 18 to take professional headshots for the 1L class. These headshots will be used in the Employer Guide for 1L & 2L recruiting. All 1Ls should participate. You must dress in business attire. Please sign up for a time slot by 4 pm, Monday, November 14 at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0C49A5AC29A2FE3-1lphotoshoot. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 4040

    Please join the Women Law Students Association and Professor Krawiec for a roundtable conversation about working as a female attorney and legal academic. Professor Krawiec teaches Business Associations, Advanced Contracts, Law & Markets Colloquium, Derivatives: Financial Markets, Law and Policy, and Taboo Trades & Forbidden Exchanges. Prior to joining academia, Krawiec was a member of the Commodity & Derivatives Group at the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell. She has served as a commentator for the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) of the American Bar Association and on the faculty of the National Association of Securities Dealers Institute for Professional Development at the Wharton School of Business. She holds a juris doctorate from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University. Coffee and snacks will be served. Sponsored by DBA and WLSA. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alix Simnock at alix.simnock@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    The 2016 elections will impact the federal judiciary for years to come. With nearly 100 federal court vacancies - including one on the Supreme Court - the next President and the next Senate have the potential to reshape the federal judiciary. Please join the American Constitution Society for a panel discussion with Professors Neil Siegel of Duke Law, Craig Green of Temple Law, Michael Gerhardt of UNC Law, and Georg Vanberg of the Duke Department of Political Science for a discussion on the future of the courts under President Trump. Professor Maggie Lemos will moderate. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Zachary Newkirk at zachary.newkirk@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    As you begin your 1L job search, your classmates can be one of your best resources. Join us for a discussion with a panel of 2L and 3L students, who will share their personal insights on how best to pursue and secure rewarding opportunities for your 1L summer. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Dale Malone at dale.malone@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Come get in the holiday spirit with some pie and cider, served up by the Office of Student Affairs! Students, faculty, and staff welcome. Sponsored by OSA. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Please join the Duke Bar Association and the Asian Law Students Association for a social gathering as we celebrate ALSA and the diversity of our student body. Take a study break and come for free food and drinks, and socialize with your fellow classmates and the professors! Sponsored by DBA and ALSA. For more information, please contact David Kuwabara at david.kuwabara@lawnet.duke.edu, Rosie McKinley at rose.mckinley@duke.edu or Alix Simnock at alix.simnock@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides free attorneys to veterans and their qualifying family members who have an appeal pending at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court). If an appellant has filed an appeal with the Court and has been unable to obtain his or her own attorney after 30 days, he or she can request assistance from The Veterans Consortium. The Veterans Consortium recruits and trains volunteer attorneys to help appellants, free of charge, with their appeals at the Court. The Veterans Consortium, in partnership with Duke Law School's Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono invites you to attend this training. The Duke Law Community is welcome to attend. In addition the training is limited to 10 law students and 2 administrators each, from Campbell, Charlotte, Elon, NCCU, UNC and Wake Forest law school, 20 LANC attorneys and 20 private bar attorneys. No CLE credit will be offered for this training. Reservations are required and granted on a first come basis. Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 11. Confirmation and logistics will be sent on Monday, Nov. 14. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

Friday, November 18, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    The 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) will bring together scholars from law, economics, political science, psychology, policy analysis and other fields who are interested in the empirical analysis of law and legal institutions. Over one hundred papers and more than 30 posters on topics such as criminal law and policy, corporate governance, judicial decision-making, intellectual property and law and psychology, will be selected through a peer review process and will be presented at the conference. Papers will be presented in panels, with assigned commenters for each paper, and opportunities for audience discussion. Please register through SSRN via this link: https://hq.ssrn.com/login/pubSignInJoin.cfm?conflink=CELS-2016. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For more information, please contact mailto:cels2016@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

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

Saturday, November 19, 2016

  • Law School 3041

    The 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) will bring together scholars from law, economics, political science, psychology, policy analysis and other fields who are interested in the empirical analysis of law and legal institutions. Over one hundred papers and more than 30 posters on topics such as criminal law and policy, corporate governance, judicial decision-making, intellectual property and law and psychology, will be selected through a peer review process and will be presented at the conference. Papers will be presented in panels, with assigned commenters for each paper, and opportunities for audience discussion. Please register through SSRN via this link: https://hq.ssrn.com/login/pubSignInJoin.cfm?conflink=CELS-2016. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For more information, please contact mailto:cels2016@law.duke.edu.

Monday, November 21, 2016

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 3037

    Learn about the real-world challenges of immigration law from firsthand stories and personal experiences, as told by a refugee, a diversity visa applicant, and someone who works with undocumented immigrants (unfortunately, it is not safe to invite an actual undocumented person to speak on their own behalf). Legal context will be provided by local immigration lawyer and law professor Lynn Calder. In the wake of this presidential election is a great time to become more informed about immigration policies and hear from the people who are directly impacted; even if this is not an area of interest for you, we hope to see you there! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Chelsea DeMoss at chelsea.demoss@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

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

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Take a break from studying and check off your holiday shopping at the final PILF merchandise sale of the year! We will have staples from previous sales including t-shirts, sweatshirts, long-sleeve tees, sweatpants, hats, totes, mugs, and padfolios - as well as special plush toys, and more. Payment by credit or debit only; all proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Sponsored by PILF. For more information, please email Lauren Meegan at lauren.meegan@lawnet.duke.edu or Olivia Cole at olivia.cole@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    The era of "too big to fail" banks is far from over. Eight years after the financial crisis, banks are bigger and more complex. One critical effort to reduce banks' risks post-crisis, was the adoption of the Volcker Rule, which prohibits banks from proprietary trading and owning significant interests in funds. But many policymakers and members of the public want more to be done, with some even calling for banks to be broken up. Please join us as we hear from Tyler Gellasch '03, who was primary author of the Volcker Rule and a former senior aide in the Senate and SEC. Ty will discuss various ways to regulate large banks and share insights on what's working and what isn't. Ty currently is the Executive Director of the Healthy Markets Association. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    It's not too late to pursue an externship either locally or in Washington, D.C. for the Spring 2017 semester! Come hear about the opportunities still available to earn course credit while building your resume, making connections, serving your community, and learning how to lawyer in the real world. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Duke Law Externships. For questions contact Anne Gordon at agordon@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    What will the Trump administration mean for environmental law? How will this affect our international climate change commitments? What is the fate of regulations like the Clean Power Plan? What are the backstops and contingency plans? On a more personal level, how might the change in administration impact students' career goals? Join faculty members Michelle Nowlin, Ryke Longest, Jonathan Wiener, Matt Adler, and Steve Roady for a cross-cutting panel talk and Q&A session where we ask these questions, using environmental law as a lens to examine larger questions of international law, administrative law, government employment in new administrations, and the roll of nonprofits in deregulatory regimes. Sponsored by ELS, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, and DBA. For more information, please contact Zachary Hennesee at zachary.hennessee@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4049

    Students from Neal and Githens Middle schools coached by Duke Law students will compete in a Mock Trial. Duke Law students spend 10 weeks teaching these participants legal terminology and courtroom procedures. The participants are then coached in a mock trial. Sponsored by the Office and Board of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information, contact Kim Burrucker at burrucker@law.duke.edu.

  • None

    Join the Duke Law Club of Northern California for its annual Fall Happy Hour at Natoma Cabana in San Francisco's SOMA district, generously sponsored by Epperly | Elam.Catch up with old classmates and network with some of the other 500+ Duke Alumni-Attorneys who live and practice in the Bay Area. New alumni/recent bar takers are especially encouraged to attend, so that the law club can welcome you to the Bay Area and toast your completion of the bar exam.Drink tickets, generously provided by Epperly | Elam, will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with a cash bar following. Tuesday, November 29, 20166:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Natoma Cabana | 90 Natoma St. | San Francisco, CA 94105 RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/duke-law-club-fall-happy-hour-tickets-2933… by the Law School Alumni Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  • Law School 4045

    Law Students for Accessibility will host its first interest meeting to begin building the organization and explain the overall goals for advocating for accessibility in the legal community. Sponsored by Law Students for Accessibility. For more information, please contact Madeline Gootman at madeline.gootman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    The Duke Law chapter of the American Constitution Society invites you to a panel discussion about the implications of the recent election in North Carolina. The panel will discuss North Carolina's still-unresolved gubernatorial race, the rumors of a court-packing plan for the North Carolina Supreme Court, and a broader discussion of how the election's results will impact North Carolina and how students can get involved. The panel will feature Professor Donald Beskind of Duke University School of Law and Gerry Cohen, an attorney at Nelson Mullins and a former special counsel to the North Carolina General Assembly, and will be moderated by Professor Joseph Blocher of Duke University School of Law. Sponsored by ACS. For more information, please contact Steven Beale at steven.beale@duke.edu.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    The Alumni & Development and International Office are hosting a farewell celebration for international exchange students studying at Duke Law this semester. Stop by the Star Commons Mezzanine to wish our visiting students the best as they conclude time at Duke Law and learn more about how to stay connected with the international Duke Law alumni community. Food and beverages will be provided. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office and the International Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Congrats to the 1L students for finishing your last class of the fall semester! Come celebrate with the Office of Student Affairs with cake. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Classes are done! Come celebrate with Chick-fil-A and snacks in the company of your favorite 1Ls this Thursday in the Blue Lounge. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Sam Berman at samuel.berman@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    DBA will host a 1L movie night on December 1, the last day of classes. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Bar Association (DBA). For more information, contact Sam Berman at samuel.berman@lawnet.duke.edu.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

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

Monday, December 05, 2016

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

  • Washington, D.C.

    Join Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic alumni for an opportunity to catch up with friends and Professor Ryke Longest, Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Clinic and Steve Roady, Professor of the Practice of Law and Faculty Fellow in the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. All are welcome to join the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic for drinks and casual conversation. Wednesday, December 7th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Oyamel (in the Butterfly Bar), 401 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. Contact Caitlin Shaw, caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu with questions.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

  • Law School Blue Lounge

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

Sunday, December 11, 2016

  • Law School Star Commons

    Take a study break with coffee and bagels, served to you by the Office of Student Affairs! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

  • See description

    This is the second of two conferences on patent quality. The conferences are designed to examine the PTO's ongoing efforts on patent quality, to assess the progress of these efforts, and to explore next steps in the PTO's continuing efforts to ensure the highest quality for U.S. patents. Co-sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy and Santa Clara Law's High Tech Law Institute with the participation of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2016. For more information, contact Professor Arti Rai at rai@law.duke.edu or visit https://t.co/UqGC9DLZhn.

  • Law School 4000

    This seminar with Mona Vakilifathi will look at whether legislators are more likely to delegate a new program to an independent agency in times of electoral uncertainty. Prior studies used observational data to answer this question but the authors acknowledge a lack of appropriate empirical measures for electoral uncertainty. This talk will look at how political elites measure electoral uncertainty and whether a change in electoral uncertainty affects bureaucratic insulation. By administering a survey with legislators and staff to confirm the indicators political elites use to assess electoral uncertainty and using a within-subject experiment to compare how legislators and legislative staff change their own preferences to authorize the implementation of a new, hypothetical program to an agency within the executive branch or an independent agency in times of electoral certainty and electoral uncertainty. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For more information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at victoria.zellefrow@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

  • Law School Blue Lounge

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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

  • Law School Blue Lounge

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

Saturday, December 17, 2016

  • Redwood City, CA

    After the success of last year's private screening of A Force Awakens, the Duke Law Club of Northern California is excited to present a private screening of this year's new Star Wars movie, Rogue One during its opening weekend. Please feel free to bring your significant other, children, or other family members, or a friend/co-worker. Redwood Downtown 20 and XD 825 Middlefield Road Auditorium #5 Redwood City, CA 94063Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.