2020

Monday, January 06, 2020

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

  • Law School 3037

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

Friday, January 10, 2020

  • Law School 4045

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

Saturday, January 11, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

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

Sunday, January 12, 2020

  • Law School 3041

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

Monday, January 13, 2020

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Law School 4045

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

  • Law School 4000

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

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4172

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

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School, Goodson Library, Riddick Rare Book Room

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

  • Law School 4000

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

  • Law School 4045

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

Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 4047

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

Friday, January 17, 2020

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 4000

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

  • Law School 3043

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

Saturday, January 18, 2020

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

Monday, January 20, 2020

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4045

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

  • Law School 4040

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

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 4172

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

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Sanford Fleishman Commons

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

  • Law School 3041

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

Thursday, January 23, 2020

  • New York N.Y.

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

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 3037

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

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

Friday, January 24, 2020

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

  • Law School 3043

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

Monday, January 27, 2020

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 4055

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

  • Law School, Goodson Library, Riddick Rare Book Room

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

  • Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Room 4067

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Law School 3041

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

Thursday, January 30, 2020

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 4040

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

  • Law School 3037

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

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

Friday, January 31, 2020

  • JB Duke Hotel

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

  • Law School 2014

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

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

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

Saturday, February 01, 2020

  • JB Duke Hotel

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

Monday, February 03, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School 4055

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

  • Law School 4044

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

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4045

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

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3043

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

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 4000

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

  • Law School 4047

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

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

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

Thursday, February 06, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Brodhead Center - Devil's Krafthouse

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

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

Friday, February 07, 2020

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School Blue Lounge

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

Saturday, February 08, 2020

  • Law School 3041

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

Monday, February 10, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 4055

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

  • Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

  • Law School 4046

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 4047

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

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School 4045

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

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

Thursday, February 13, 2020

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4045

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

Friday, February 14, 2020

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School 3041

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

  • Washington Duke Inn

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

Saturday, February 15, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

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

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

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

Monday, February 17, 2020

  • Law School 4055

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

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 3037

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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

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

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Law School 4044

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

  • Law School 3000

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

  • Law School 4047

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

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Law School 3043

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

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Perkins Library, Korman Assembly Room, 217

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

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

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

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

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

  • Perkins Library, Korman Assembly Room, 217

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

Thursday, February 20, 2020

  • Law School Star Commons

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

  • Law School 3171

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

  • Law School 3037

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

  • Law School 4000

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

  • Law School 4042

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

  • Law School 4055

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

  • Law School, Goodson Library, Riddick Rare Book Room

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

  • Law School Star Commons

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

Friday, February 21, 2020

  • Law School 4047

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

Saturday, February 22, 2020

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

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