2021

Monday, January 04, 2021

  • Virtual

    All 2L and 3L students participating in Virtual OCI should attend one of two orientations today at 11am or 4pm ET. The CPDC team will cover technology tips, how to use Flo Recruit, and how to contact your career counselor during OCI.

    To register for the 11am Session follow this link and use your netID email: https://tinyurl.com/OCI11am. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    All 2L and 3L students participating in Virtual OCI should attend one of two orientations today at 11am or 4pm ET. The CPDC team will cover technology tips, how to use Flo Recruit, and how to contact your career counselor during OCI.

    To register for the 4pm Session follow this link and use your NetID email: https://tinyurl.com/OCI4pmET. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Lauren Sloan at lauren.sloan@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Thursday, January 07, 2021

  • Virtual

    Join us for a conversation with Duke Law alumni from San Diego and Orange County. Students will learn from the panelists, which includes recent graduates with experience on both sides of the table, about how to set themselves up for success during the on campus interviewing process. We will also hear from these alumni about their experience working in Southern California. Alumni representatives from Jones Day, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, McNamara Smith LLP, and The Law Office of Daniel R. Weiner will participate in the program. Advanced registration is required. Please email alumni_office@law.duke.edu to register. Students are encouraged to come prepared with questions. This event is co-sponsored by the alumni and development office and the career and professional development center.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Virtual

    Speaking to the Duke, UNC, and Triangle community, Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property & Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office will discuss the new National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI) initiative launched in September 2020. The goal of this inititative is to build a more supportive and inclusive innovation ecosystem, highlighting the need for additional support for URM & women entrepreneurs. Hosted by Bryant Moore, Director of Strategic Partnerships, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization and followed by questions moderated by Arti Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law and Faculty Director, The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-american-innovation-the-role…
    Sponsored by Duke University's Office Of Licensing And Ventures. For more information, please contact Celeste Ferguson at celeste.ferguson@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    On Campus Interviews for upper-level students will take place virtually, Wednesday, January 13, through Saturday, January 16. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    From early-stage research to post-publication impact metrics, the Goodson Law Library can assist with virtually every stage of faculty scholarship. This virtual workshop will provide an overview of library services for maximizing your publications' scholarly impact and reach, with additional time for your questions on library scholarly services. A Zoom link will be sent to Law School faculty in early January. Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library. For more information, please contact libadmin@law.duke.edu.

Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    On Campus Interviews for upper-level students will take place virtually, Wednesday, January 13, through Saturday, January 16. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center. For additional information, contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join the National Lawyers Guild for a legal observer training. Legal observers play a critical role during protests by documenting interactions between the community and the police. By being a legal observer, we help to keep our communities safe. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. For more information please contact Jon Choi at jjc69@duke.edu. Please register at https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvc-yoqTMqGdO8Yb_-Mug7RphiUzivp….

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    The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Administration is poised to enter office on the back of an ambitious climate agenda, departing from four years in which the White House was largely indifferent or even antagonistic to climate priorities. On the surface, the Biden-Harris climate agenda sends powerful signals to the international community, to business and to sub-national governments. Beneath the surface, the agenda will face a number of challenges to implementation. So what can we expect to see in the Biden-Harris Administration's first year?

    Speakers:
    * Tim Profeta - Director, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University & Co-Chair of Climate 21 Project
    * Ana Unruh Cohen - Staff Director, US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
    * Stewart Elgie - Executive Chair, Smart Prosperity Institute & Professor of law and economics, University of Ottawa

    The Can-US Climate Policy Series is brought to you by Smart Prosperity Institute at University of Ottawa & Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Duke University Energy Initiative.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Virtual

    Join the Career Center and International Studies Office for an overview of the U.S. legal market and hiring trends for LLMs, along with career and professional development resources available to LLM students at Duke. We will also provide an overview of the two part NY Job Fair, application process, deadlines and keys to success. This session is required for those who plan to apply to positions via the NY ISIP job fair. Please click here to register: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqc-GhpjMtHtNJObzrOKK4bxyiTNum_… Sponsored by International Studies Office and the Career Center. For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

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

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021

Saturday, January 23, 2021

  • Virtual

    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 and LLMs. Students participate in a mock contract mark-up and negotiation in two-person teams, each representing their client in fictional deal. The event includes a half-day negotiation judged by a practicing attorney, followed by networking. The top three teams from each side of the deal have the opportunity to join the Transactional law Society board. The Transactional Law Competition is sponsored by the Transactional Law Society. The event will be entirely virtual. By November 28th, register as a two-person team or as an individual to be paired with a teammate here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMcSC52QjsofP2vdC41xQgz1dCkS2… Please contact John Schwarcz at js885@duke.edu or Elizabeth Brown at elizabeth.brown728@duke.edu with any questions or for more information.

Monday, January 25, 2021

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    Joining virtually in celebration of Duke faculty and students' novel research accomplishments, Duke Research Week 2021 is a week-long program of 12 events beginning January 25 with a panel discussion on how Duke's surveillance testing has kept campus safe during COVID-19. Topics such as voting in the presidential election, new tools for researchers, and the technologies, inventions, and novel ideas that illustrate the breadth of Duke research will also be covered.

    Since we cannot offer lunch virtually, two $100 vouchers will be awarded each day to participating attendees of lunchtime webinar events. Recipients will be chosen from a random raffle contest.

    Register to join at dukeresearchweek.vfairs.com.

    Please contact the Office of Research at research-office@duke.edu with any questions or concerns.

  • Virtual

    This is the first Community Roundtable of the semester for Duke Law's student organizations. Attendance of at least one officer from each DBA-chartered student group is mandatory. Please register here:https://bit.ly/3sHMjZ1

    Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

  • Virtual

    Novel Justice is a book event series hosted by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. We invite authors to discuss recently published criminal justice books and to engage in Q&A with faculty and students. Sarah Brayne is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. Her book, Predict and Surveil, Data, Discretion and the Future of Policing, offers an unprecedented, inside look at how police use big data and new surveillance technologies, leveraging on-the-ground fieldwork with one of the most technologically advanced law enforcement agencies in the world-the Los Angeles Police Department. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Brayne about her work. Dr. Jeffrey Swanson, Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Science will moderate. The book can be purchased through Oxford University Press, https://bit.ly/PredictandSurveil. Use code BRAYNE20 for a special 20% discount. Registration is required. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/BrayneRSVP. The first five people to register will receive a special Wilson Center gift. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact the Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

  • None

    Fundamentals of the Scientific Process: From Formulating the Research Question to Study Design and Data Collection
    Although the phases of the research cycle are perceived as basic and untroubled in today's competitive and complex research word, day to day research practices have shown potential for common misunderstandings, misinterpretations and data misuse. Duke faculty researchers and data experts invite you to review and discuss fundamentals of the scientific process, how to minimize the risk for error and questionable practices when formulating and refining research questions, converting them in testable hypotheses for study design, converting raw data to analytic data sets, data analysis and drawing study conclusions.

    This event is part of the research week. Please register in advance at this link. You will receive the joining link in the morning of the event: https://dukeresearchweek.vfairs.com/en/registration

  • Virtual

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

Thursday, January 28, 2021

  • Virtual

    Join Career Center counseling staff for a workshop specifically designed to provide LLMs feedback to make sure that your resume is structured in a way that best highlights your strengths in a format that Americans expect. Registered students will be assigned to a small group with one of the Career Center counselors. You will receive your assignment and invitation to the small group zoom room prior to the session. This session is required for those who plan to apply to positions via the NY ISIP job fair. Please click here to register: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcOCtqD0qGNxTuM4QAITUHXoUwYC-k… Sponsored by International Studies Office and the Career Center. For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Issues of race and racism are often absent from scholarly and casebook discussions of contract law. Race and racism, however, have a substantial influence on a broad range of issues within contract law. Join us for a discussion on these and related matters with Emily Houh, Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of the Law and Contracts and Co-director of the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and Nakita Cuttino, Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Law. The panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Barak Richman. This event is part of the series on Race and the 1L Curriculum. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For additional information, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu. Please use the Zoom link https://duke.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gX6IjVXLTn-BuZ1TjdrCRQ to register

Friday, January 29, 2021

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

  • Virtual

    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 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. Register in advance for this meeting: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpd-Gorz4tGdF_s2i1Qa29aX70L6Bkp…

  • Virtual

    PILF is holding a General Body Meeting to review summer funding requirements, inform students of upcoming opportunities to fulfill PILF hours, and answer any questions! Students are encouraged to attend the meeting live so that they can ask questions, but a recording of the meeting will also be distributed for those who cannot attend. Sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, please contact Kayla Fries at kayla.fries@duke.edu. Zoom Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92451913526

  • Virtual

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

Thursday, February 04, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Supreme Court in recent years has advanced a certain kind of religious freedom, one that allows discrimination in the name of religious freedom. What does religious freedom mean today, for minority religions like Jewish people in particular? As part of the panel, Rachel Laser is CEO of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and Michael Lieberman is the Senior Policy Advisor for the Southern Poverty Law Center will speak. This event is a partnership with University of Michigan's Jewish Law Student Association and New York University's Jewish Law Student Association. The event will be virtual at the following Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/2642660074 We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, please contact Ali Rosenblatt at ali.rosenblatt@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a conversation with Judge Michael B. Brennan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, on legal reasoning. Judge Brennan will discuss what we mean by legal reasoning, its particularities, its limits, how to construct the best legal arguments, and the importance of legal reasoning. Judge Brennan was appointed as a court of appeals judge in 2018. Prior to his appointment, Judge Brennan was an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, staff counsel to the Wisconsin Criminal Penalties Committee, a member of the Wisconsin Governor's Task Force to Enhance Probation, in private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a Judge to the Wisconsin Circuit Court. Judge Brennan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Warren, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Honorable Daniel A. Manion, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Meredith Criner at meredith.criner@duke.edu. Log in with this Webinar ID: 912 5304 8316, or this link: https://zoom.us/j/91253048316

  • Virtual

    Susan Gordon, former U.S. Principal Deputy Director of National Security and a current Rubenstein Fellow at Duke https://rubensteinfellows.duke.edu/fellow/susan-gordon/, will discuss leadership, national security, and her career as a senior intelligence official. Sponsored by Trina Jones and LENS. For more information please contact Lauren Maxey at lauren.maxey@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The saga of GameStop has attracted the attention of trading platforms, regulators and even the White House. Just weeks ago, major hedge funds were betting big money against the success of GameStop in the form of short sales. But that didn't stop individual investors from taking those bets. Instead, a flood of retail investors joined forces on Reddit's WallStreetBets forum to send GameStop's stock soaring. The moves by some brokers to slow down trading in these stocks raised legitimate cries of unfairness to regular investors. This event will examine what happened with GameStop's stock, the legal and regulatory implications, and what this means for the future of the stock market. Featured speakers include Professors Lawrence G. Baxter, Elisabeth de Fontenay, Jim Cox, Gina-Gail Fletcher, Lee Reiners, and Emily Strauss. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center and the Interactive Entertainment Law Society. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu. To register: https://bit.ly/3oCMnpQ

  • Virtual

    Moving to New York after graduation? Learn more about the NYC apartment hunting process with Cooper & Cooper's informative webinar in their 10th year visiting Duke. Topics will include; when you should begin your search, the most common and popular apartment floorplans, the application process and required paperwork, income and credit guidelines, and an overview of the real estate market. Sponsored by Business Law Society. Please RSVP to https://www.coopercooper.com/duke. For more information, please contact Macklin Willigan at macklin.willigan@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Duke Center on Law and Technology, DiversifyIT, Ethical Tech, and the Duke Law & Tech Society invite you to join our first book club in 2021 to discuss the book "Weapons of Math Destruction" by Cathy O´Neil. We will focus on chapters 1 (Bomb Parts: What is a Model?), chapter 5 (Civilian Casualties: Justice in the Age of Big Data), and chapter 10 (The Targeted Citizen: Civic Life). The discussion will center on how might we defuse the algorithmic "bombs" in big data and machine learning. All ideas and all Duke community members are welcome (faculty, staff, students of all levels/departments)! Online copies of the book can be accessed by Duke community members through Duke Libraries at https://find.library.duke.edu/catalog/DUKE009775568. Register at https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUudOirrD0tHtBLm2-q4R0_ZmrvizbQE… Sponsored by the Duke Center on Law & Tech. For more information, contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 05, 2021

Monday, February 08, 2021

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a panel discussion with Professors Curt Bradley, Guy Charles, Kate Evans, Stephen Sachs, and Jim Salzman on what we might expect from the Biden administration. Specific topics will include immigration, environmental policy, voting rights, the judiciary, and foreign affairs. Moderated by Marin Levy. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Program in Public Law. Please register in advance here: https://bit.ly/3iMwf3H. For more information, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

  • Virtual

    Join us for a panel of four Duke Law alumni who will speak about their experience navigating the North Carolina legal market after graduation. What practice areas are available? How's the culture? How do you get connected to summer internships? We'll discuss their insights about opportunities to live and work in Charlotte and the Triangle. Co-sponsored by the North Carolina Club and the Office of Alumni and Development. To submit questions in advance, or for more information, please contact Marino Leone at marino.leone@duke.edu. The meeting ID is 910 512 4230 and the link to attend the event is here: https://duke.zoom.us/j/9105124230

  • Virtual

    Students interested in studying abroad for the Fall 2021 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. Please register here https://duke.zoom.us/j/98814067598. Sponsored by the Academic Affairs and International Studies. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu

  • Virtual

    The 2020 election and its aftermath have raised new questions about the role and place of firearms in election-related activities and democratic institutions. Join us for a discussion about the laws regulating firearms around polling places, near political protests and demonstrations, and by groups purporting to act as a militia. The panelists will be: Mary McCord, Legal Director at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center; Alan Chen, Thompson G. Marsh Law Alumni Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; and Timothy Zick, John Marshall Professor of Government and Citizenship, William & Mary Law School. The discussion will be virtual. Please register at: https://duke.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iA32-f0-TCSNdaw8sdAZqw

    Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law. Contact Theresa Boyce (Theresa.Boyce@law.duke.edu) for more information.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • Virtual

    Designed specifically for LLM students, this interactive presentation will focus on interviewing skills and techniques designed to help students prepare for U.S. job interviews and networking. The workshop will address the basics of interview preparation and help you master more advanced skills such as handling open-ended questions with confidence, addressing difficult or uncomfortable questions, and crafting thoughtful questions to ask the interviewer. Sponsored by the International Studies Office. Please click here to register: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrcu6vqz4tHtVQHUXmr-FnQBpQUz7Ge… For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Since the early twentieth century, land use regulations, including zoning and construction permit schemes, have become entrenched in cities and towns throughout the United States. While some land use regulation is certainly warranted, what happens when land use regulation goes too far? How are these schemes implemented, and who are they designed to benefit? This event will feature Dr. Emily Hamilton of the Mercatus Center, an economist, who will discuss how land use regulation impacts housing affordability and potential reforms. Duke Property Law Professor Kathryn Bradley will join the panel to discuss what current legal doctrine has to say about these issues, along with how she has seen them manifest in Durham. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-Sponsored by the Duke Political Science Department and the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions. For more information, please contact Brendan Clemente at brendan.clemente@duke.edu. Log in with meeting ID: 917 2056 5520, or this link: https://zoom.us/j/91720565520

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Considering a career as a public defender or prosecutor, or just want to learn more about career paths or internships in criminal law? Christopher Meadows ('21), Kate Tarantino ('21), Jordan Ryan ('21), and Kayla Fries ('22) will share their perspectives on the criminal law job search and their summer experiences. Past summer employers include the U.S. Department of Justice, district attorney's offices, and public defenders offices in New York, Boston, D.C., Charlotte, and Baltimore. Sponsored by the Criminal Law Society. Co-sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact please contact Adelyn Curran at adelyn.curran@duke.edu. Please join at: https://duke.zoom.us/j/9959708421

  • Virtual

    Join the Business Law Society as we discuss the format for this year's ESQ, best practices for interacting with attorneys, and ways to maximize your experience! Please join via Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/94321754200. Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Samson Goriola at samson.goriola@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • Virtual

    Join the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) for our first general body meeting of the semester! We will be providing a preview of upcoming events for the semester. Sponsored by LALSA. Join us at: https://duke.zoom.us/j/98756159372. For information, please contact Arturo Nava at arturo.nava@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Further information coming soon. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. Please contact Rachel Greeson (rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu) for questions.

  • Virtual

    Join the Duke Law Anti-Racism Project for an hour check-in! We know how tough it can be to make meaningful connections this semester, so we wanted to provide a space where folks feel comfortable chatting about their life in an honest and relaxed setting. We will break-up into smaller groups to talk about anything on your mind. We are hoping to replicate the informal conversations that would happen organically in Star Commons. This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty. Join using this link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/94126159364 or Meeting ID 941 2615 9364. For more information, please contact Serena Tibrewala at serena.tibrewala@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join Duke BLSA as it hosts a virtual trivia night covering pop culture, current events, and Black history. The event will be held virtually and is open to all BLSA students. For further information, please contact Jeff Twitty at jeffrey.twitty@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Interested in human rights issues or pursuing a career in human rights law? Join the Human Rights Law Society (HRLS) for our first meeting of the semester. HRLS provides a forum for students interested in human rights to share their ideas, put on events, and discuss human rights issues. Learn how to get involved or just come to chat. Join the meeting here: https://duke.zoom.us/j/97997206258. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Clare Holtzman at crh81@duke.edu.

Friday, February 12, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Supreme Court will hear argument in United States v. Arthrex, Inc. on March 1, 2021. The issue before the Court is the application of the Appointments Clause to judges of the Patent Trial and Appeals Board, a tribunal established by Congress in 2012 within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The decision below by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that administrative patent judges were principal officers under the Constitution. The Arthrex case focuses on the proper construction of the Appointments Clause and, more broadly, the proper role of administrative adjudication. Distinguished commentators on this program include a Federal Circuit judge and renowned academics whose scholarship has focused on the key patent, administrative, and constitutional issues. Please register here: http://bit.ly/3sk2dsq. Sponsored by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law and the Duke Law Program in Public Law. Contact: Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu) or Kelli Raker (kelli.raker@law.duke.edu). More at http://bit.ly/2XFtYxB.

  • Virtual

    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. Sponsored by Business Law Society. Student registration is open at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tEVfRcRy0EKx1z. For more information, please contact Samson Goriola at samson.goriola@duke.edu.

Monday, February 15, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Human Rights in Practice speaker series presents a discussion with Aruna Kashyap, Senior Counsel, Business and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, and Achal Prabhala, Coordinator, AccessIBSA project and Fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation. The program will be moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) and Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic. This event is organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by the Duke Law Health Justice Clinic, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; the Health Law Society; the Human Rights Law Society; and the International Law Society. The event is free and open to all. No registration is required; see http://bit.ly/3pRkDiR to join the virtual event and information on alternative ways to access Zoom. For additional information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join Dr. Jimmie Lenz, the Director of the Master of Engineering Program in Financial Technology, and Lee Reiners, the Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University for an informal discussion of cryptocurrencies. Are they an asset class? Should they be regulated? If so, by whom? And we may even throw a little DeFi in to keep the conversation moving. Sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering and the Global Financial Markets Center. For Zoom information, email: dukeblockchainhelp@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • Virtual

    Police have become the de facto first responders to behavioral health crises despite rarely receiving adequate training to safely and effectively handle the situation. The consequences of this are reflected in the disproportionate number of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders killed by police every year and held in jails and prisons. A panel of experts - Dr. Tracie Keesee, Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives at the Center for Policing Equity; Timothy Black, Director of Consulting for White Bird Clinic; and Christy E. Lopez, Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law - will discuss alternatives to police responses when it comes to behavioral health crises. Dr. Marvin Swartz will moderate. This event will also feature a Q&A. Registration is required. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/PoliceAlternatives. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Hear from upperclassmen about their 1L GPI summer job search and experiences! Panelists worked for organizations including the EPA, DOJ, and North Carolina Legal Aid. Co-sponsored by the Government & Public Service Society and Economic Justice Project. Join the event: https://duke.zoom.us/j/3203647349 For more information, please contact Binx Saunders at emilie.saunders@duke.edu

  • Virtual

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

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a conversation on qualified immunity with Judge Andrew S. Oldham, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and Professor William Baude, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Constitutional Law Institute at the University of Chicago Law School. Created by the Supreme Court in 1967, the legal doctrine of qualified immunity shields government officials from being sued even if they violate someone's constitutional rights, as long as they are not violating what the Court calls "clearly established law." Proponents of qualified immunity argue that it is necessary for police officers to perform their job without the fear of being sued. Critics say that qualified immunity offers too much protection for the police and lessens their accountability. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Clerkship Office, Wilson Center for Science and Justice, and the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility. For more information, please contact Meredith Criner at meredith.criner@duke.edu. Log in with this Zoom ID: 938 0994 0965, or this link: https://zoom.us/j/93809940965

  • Virtual

    Interested in pursuing a career as a public defender or just learning more about this line of work? Join New Hampshire Public Defender Jeannie Lieder, Durham County Public Defender Jeb Dennis L'16, and The Bronx Defenders Public Defender Hannah Lieberman for a panel discussion on their experiences and career paths as young public defenders. Sponsored by the Criminal Law Society. Co-sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Ryan Kuchinski at ryan.kuchinski@duke.edu or Paget Barranco at paget.barranco@duke.edu. Please join at: https://duke.zoom.us/j/97658941623.

  • Virtual

    Learn about Army and Air Force ROTC options for current students, as well as internship, externship, and post-graduate opportunities with the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy JAG Corps. Current students will share their experiences in ROTC and the benefits of serving during law school. Alumni will share what it's like to be a JAG, including the unique breadth of hands-on litigation and transactional work assigned to entry-level officers. Alumni panelists include: Ryan Crosswell JD/MA '07 (Former Marine Corps JAG, currently with U.S. DOJ Public Integrity Section), Brian Flanagan JD '13 (Air Force JAG Reservist/U.S. DOJ Tax Division), Gabs Lucero JD/MPP '17 (Army JAG), and Shannon Welch JD '17 (Navy JAG). Hear also about panelists' involvement with Duke Law extracurriculars, including clinics, externships, moot court, journals, as well as pro bono and student groups. Register here to receive the meeting link: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qcO2oqDgsGtO2F3nI6BJtTjBh5YCbN…. See pictures and read profiles of panelists here: https://sites.law.duke.edu/pipb/career-panel-rotc-and-jag/. Sponsored by the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office. For more information, please contact Monique Taylor at monique.taylor@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

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

  • Online

    In the first of a six-part mental health webinar series hosted by the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Robin Gurwitch, PhD, a professor in the department, will share and discuss a framework, "Pause-Refresh-Nourish," or "PRN," designed to help us maintain our own wellness and the wellness of our patients. The webinar is applicable and open to all Duke University and Duke Health faculty, staff, trainees and students. A Duke NetID is required.

    To ask a question: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1XNLpQ0kveUTWKO
    To join the webinar: https://duke.zoom.us/j/99753550957?pwd=M05RTEE4dkttUmNRaWZzdFJtbmJsUT09

    To learn more about the series: http://bit.ly/DukeMHSeries

Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Virtual

    Curtis Flowers is a Mississippi man who was tried six times for the same crime and whose case was the subject of Season 2 of the APM Reports podcast In the Dark. He spent nearly 23 years behind bars and endured six trials and four death sentences for four murders he has always maintained he did not commit. Four of the trials resulted in convictions, all of which were overturned on appeal. Flowers' case was one of three that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2016 were to be remanded to lower courts to be reviewed for evidence of racial bias in jury selection. He was finally freed in 2020 when the Mississippi Attorney General's Office dismissed indictments against him. Flowers will join this event with his attorney, Henderson Hill, to discuss his years-long saga and the injustices of a system zeroed in on convicting him. There will also be time for Q&A. Wilson Center Director Brandon Garrett will moderate. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/FlowersRSVP. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice at Duke Law. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Virtual

    "Winter" session provides students with a number of professional skills development opportunities. Short, unique, hands-on courses are offered specifically targeted at teaching important skills for the young associate (contract drafting, taking a deposition, creating a business entity, etc.) and providing practical insight about the realities of the practice of law. Students will gain a leg up in their future practices as they hear firsthand from "Winter" session instructors how the regulatory and structural frameworks of different industries affect the legal analysis and guidance given to clients. Sponsored by the Office of Dean. For more information, please contact Amanda Lacoff at lacoff@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join Dean Kerry Abrams for Lawyers and Leaders, a new series of conversations with pathbreaking figures in the legal profession and beyond. Her guest will be Marc Elias '93, founder of Democracy Docket and the chair of the Political Law Group of Perkins Coie in Washington. A nationally recognized authority and expert in campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting law, and litigation, Marc represents the national Democratic Party, as well as dozens of U.S. senators, governors, representatives, campaigns, and other Democratic groups. During the 2020 election cycle Marc's voting rights practice brought over 150 cases in 30 states, totaling over 120 victories in courtrooms around the country, and winning 64 of 67 post-election cases on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and the Biden campaign. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. Please register in advance here: https://bit.ly/3oTt3oB. For more information, contact rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu.

  • None

    Come and learn from renowned Duke scientists and leaders how to minimize the impact of questionable research practices (QRPs) and ensure that research is conducted with rigor and integrity. From sloppy design, disputable research methods, selective reporting of research results, QRPs are defined as behaviors with negative and possibly harmful consequences for the rigor and reproducibility of research, which ultimately undermine the public trust in science. The Duke Office of Scientific Integrity invites faculty, staff and student researchers to an open discussion about some of the most common QRPs in academic research, including figure manipulation, p-hacking and cherry picking. Why are QRPs so common and how can they be overcome?

    February 19, 2:00 pm -3:30 pm
    Fulfills the RCR requirement for faculty and staff
    Register now: http://duke.is/L69Wbu
    Registrants will receive Zoom info by email

Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Virtual

    "Winter" session provides students with a number of professional skills development opportunities. Short, unique, hands-on courses are offered specifically targeted at teaching important skills for the young associate (contract drafting, taking a deposition, creating a business entity, etc.) and providing practical insight about the realities of the practice of law. Students will gain a leg up in their future practices as they hear firsthand from "Winter" session instructors how the regulatory and structural frameworks of different industries affect the legal analysis and guidance given to clients. Sponsored by the Office of Dean. For more information, please contact Amanda Lacoff at lacoff@law.duke.edu.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Virtual

    "Winter" session provides students with a number of professional skills development opportunities. Short, unique, hands-on courses are offered specifically targeted at teaching important skills for the young associate (contract drafting, taking a deposition, creating a business entity, etc.) and providing practical insight about the realities of the practice of law. Students will gain a leg up in their future practices as they hear firsthand from "Winter" session instructors how the regulatory and structural frameworks of different industries affect the legal analysis and guidance given to clients. Sponsored by the Office of Dean. For more information, please contact Amanda Lacoff at lacoff@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Virtual

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a four-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three largest legal markets and secondary markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: NY panel will showcase alumni working in the New York area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Join Zoom Meeting https://duke.zoom.us/j/98914075936?pwd=K1p1THVzQlliZHZYaW5lUGlLamRuQT09 Meeting ID: 989 1407 5936. Sponsored by APALSA and DBA. For more information, please contact Hairu Zheng at hairu.zheng@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join the Women Law Students Association for a panel discussion with women editors from the Duke Law School journals. The conversation will explore their coverage of women's issues and the importance of women's representation in legal scholarship. Sponsored by the Duke Women Law Students Association. Join Zoom Meeting: https://duke.zoom.us/j/4435982888?pwd=RzBSdG9YNXRVRFBUSXZqTEV3bVZqUT09. For more information, contact Gaby Feliciani at gabrielle.feliciani@duke.edu.

  • None

    The Fifth Amendment is often portrayed on television and in movies as merely a shield for the guilty. But the right against self-incrimination is one of the most important rights citizens hold in a free society. Grueling interrogations used to coerce confessions are a sign of a tyrannical state. The burden of putting people behind bars must be on those who seek to do so--not those facing life-altering punishments. Professor James Duane of Regent University School of Law, a well-known speaker on this topic, will discuss why we have the Fifth Amendment and how the Fifth Amendment, and legal professionals like ourselves, can help accused persons. Professor Jamie Lau of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic will also join the panel to provide his perspective on confessions and wrongful convictions. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, and the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility. For more information, please contact Brendan Clemente at brendan.clemente@duke.edu. Log in at Webinar ID: 987 4590 8270, or using this link: https://zoom.us/j/98745908270

  • Virtual

    Leading renewables lawyers from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe discuss their top-ranked M&A practice and industry trends. Partners Kristin Seeger and Louise Gibbon are based in San Francisco. Eric Vanderhoef is an Associate based in New York City. Please Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orrick-on-mergers-acquisition-in-renewable….
    Sponsored by the Duke Law Energy Society. For more information, contact President & Founder Andrew O'Shaughnessy at ajo20@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join Ebony Bryant as she provides diversity training for Duke Law School staff. Training will take place via Zoom; https://duke.zoom.us/j/99466357406?pwd=MEtUQWhJSTkycVVWTFhXdzNUSGh1UT09. Sponsored by the Staff Programming and Development Committee. For questions, please contact Wick Shreve at wickliffe.shreve@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Virtual

    Novel Justice is a book event series hosted by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. We invite authors to discuss recently published criminal justice books and to engage in Q&A with faculty and students. Seth W. Stoughton is an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and an Associate Professor (Affiliate) in the university's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. His book, Evaluating Police Uses of Force, explores a critical but largely overlooked facet of the difficult and controversial issues of police violence and accountability: how does society evaluate use-of-force incidents? Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Stoughton about his work. Wilson Center Director Brandon Garrett will moderate. The book can be purchased through NYU Press, https://bit.ly/EvalPoliceForce. Use code FORCEFUL30 for a special 30% discount. Registration is required. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/StoughtonRSVP. The first five people to register will receive a special Wilson Center gift. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact the Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join Professors Matt Adler, Joseph Blocher, and Ernie Young for a panel discussion with Christina Duffy Ponsa-Kraus, George Welwood Murray Professor of Legal History at Columbia Law School, exploring a range of constitutional issues-typically uncovered in the 1L curriculum-that arose in the decades following the Civil War and Reconstruction. Professor Ponsa-Kraus will discuss some of the legal questions surrounding the status of Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, including in particular the history and continuing relevance of the century-old Insular Cases. Professor Young in turn will discuss the failure of the 14th Amendment to prevent the collapse of Reconstruction or provide anything like equal rights to black Americans for the better part of a century, as well as the implications of that failure for constitutional law and theory. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion amongst the panel and audience.
    This event is part of the series on Race and the 1L Curriculum. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For additional information, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu. Please use the Zoom link https://duke.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m8SjQikfT0eY0qFx3ytZgg to register.

  • Virtual

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a four-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's four largest legal markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: DC panel will showcase alumni working in the Washington D.C. area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Join us for a conversation with Jenny Wang JD'19 of Latham & Watkins, Nooree Lee AB'05 of Covington & Burling, and Lei Mei JD'05 of Mei & Mark. Sponsored by APALSA and DBA. For more information, please contact Sarah Tinaphong at sarah.tinaphong@duke.edu. The event can be accessed at: https://duke.zoom.us/j/7624663965?pwd=S0NKTWlTYzFiQk12aDBBTktDUTdydz09

  • Virtual

    Please join Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, a legal talent development expert, for a hands-on workshop covering essential tips on creating, honing, and refining your "interview pitch," networking and social situations-such as the virtual and in-person receptions-business etiquette, and other essential information designed to help you present your best self in law firm interview and business development settings. 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. Please register here: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuc-2qqjorGd2EPiL5FcMOzyKf0AJWL… Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    We have always been proud of our strong community at Duke Law School, and we know that the pandemic has made it more important than ever to maintain our connections to each other. Our newest community members, the JD Class of 2023 and the January-starting LLM class, in particular, are invited to join Dean Abrams in a conversation to learn more about Duke Law and its administration, share common experiences about law school during the extraordinary circumstances of a global pandemic, and discuss community challenges, priorities, and aspirations. Senior staff will also attend to offer information about their roles, the different resources and support available to students, and to hear more about what's on students' minds. Questions may be submitted in advance to the Student Suggestion Box, https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6may4pgLPLMdq61, ideally with your name so that we're able to recognize you and your question during the meeting. If time permits, there will be a general Q&A. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Amanda Lacoff at lacoff@law.duke.edu. Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92812899727

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    David Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law, talks with Judge Jacqueline Nguyen of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit about her career and her time on the bench. Judge Nguyen was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals on May 7, 2012 and is the first Asian American woman to serve on a federal court of appeals. Prior to her confirmation, she was the first Asian American woman to serve as a district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She began her judicial career as a trial judge on the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles, serving from 2002 to 2009. Prior to taking the bench, she spent seven years as a federal prosecutor in the U.S Attorney's Office in Los Angeles where she also served as a Deputy Chief in charge of training new Assistant U.S. Attorneys. She began her legal career in private practice. Judge Nguyen received her A.B. from Occidental College in 1987, and her J.D. from UCLA Law School in 1991. Sponsored by Bolch Judicial Institute. FMI - please contact Ann Yandian (ann.yandian@law.duke.edu). You must register at this link: https://buff.ly/2LZPVoJ. Meeting link will be emailed within 24 of the event.

  • Virtual

    The Sports and Entertainment Law Society and Black Law Student's Association are partnering to host a discussion in honor of Black History Month featuring the Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport and CEO of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, Kenneth L. Shropshire. Professor Shropshire will discuss his groundbreaking work exploring the "The Miseducation of the Student Athlete" and its relationship to Race and Sports in America. For more information please contact Zack Flagel at zachary.flagel@lawnet.duke.edu or David Duncan and david.duncan@duke.edu. The zoom link to attend the event is: https://duke.zoom.us/j/6438828242?pwd=dnlURUlzaW9OYmUyRXhwYWZYaTVCZz09

  • Virtual

    Please join Duke Law APALSA for an afternoon chat with Judge Jacqueline Nguyen. Judge Nguyen currently serves on the Federal Appellate Court of the Ninth Circuit. She is the first Asian-American female to serve as a federal appellate judge. She is also the first Vietnamese-American federal judge and the first Asian-Pacific American female federal judge in California. Sponsored by APALSA. For additional information, please contact Emma Li at jiani.li@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Virtual

    Join LALSA for a conversation featuring Judge Jesus G. Bernal. Judge Bernal serves on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Eastern Division and presides over matters in Riverside. Nominated by President Barack Obama, Judge Bernal previously worked in the Federal Public Defender's Office for the Central District of California. During law school, Judge Bernal co-chaired the Stanford Latino Law Students Association. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Mexican American Bar Foundation and of Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission. This event is the first in LALSA's inaugural Latinos in the Law speaker series. Spots are limited. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/iHHZ8cR3dYvkDz996. For more information, please contact Theresa Babendreier at theresa.babendreier@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's largest legal markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: Secondary Markets panel will showcase alumni working in secondary markets to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Panelists are Jennifer Tian from Latham & Watkins, Joshua Carroll from Ropes & Gray, Leah Baucom from K&L Gates, and Yao Zhu from Alston & Bird. The event is on February 25, 12:30 to 1:30pm EST. The Zoom link for the event is https://duke.zoom.us/j/2898384184. Sponsored by APALSA and DBA. For more information, please contact Esther Lu at esther.lu@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Prof. Dunlap will moderate an event presented via Zoom entitled "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Warfighting: A Dialogue" featuring Prof. Rebecca Crootof, University of Richmond School of Law; member, Center for New American Security's Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and National Security and BG Pat Huston, USA, JAGC, Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations. Although this is a kickoff event for the 26th Annual LENS Conference, conference registration is required. The full conference agenda and the link to register for the webinar can be found at https://web.law.duke.edu/lens/conference/2021/. Sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. For more information please email Isabel Fox at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join us for a conversation with Gregg Nunziata, Partner of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP's Washington, D.C., and Professor Stephen Sachs, Colin W. Brown Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law, on the future of conservatism and where the rule of law goes from here. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions and Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program. For more information, please contact Meredith Criner at meredith.criner@duke.edu. Log in with this Webinar ID: 994 9294 1228, or this link: https://zoom.us/j/99492941228

  • Virtual

    Join Black Law Students Association for a 1L night of getting to know each other and playing the game Among Us. To access, please use Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/99920244768?from=addon. Sponsored by BLSA. For questions, please contact Vanessa Keverenge at vanessa.keverenge@duke.edu.

Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Virtual

    Speakers include former Defense Sec. General Jim Mattis , Ms. Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, as well as
    Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force General CQ Brown, Jr. Sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. The full conference agenda and the link to register for the webinar can be found at https://web.law.duke.edu/lens/conference/2021/. For more information please email Isabel Fox at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    As Part II of the Advance Business Networking series, a small group of students will have an opportunity to practice their elevator pitch with Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, a legal talent development expert. Students will receive one-on-one feedback during the workshop to improve their elevator pitch. Students will leave this workshop ready to give their elevator pitch for upcoming interviews and receptions. This session is limited to the first eight (8) students to register for each one hour block (12-1pm or 1-2pm). Please register here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0rHm10bo9SypxLT. Registration required by February 22, 2021. Confirmed students will receive the workshop zoom link and instructions on how to prepare their elevator pitch. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Attorneys from Norton Rose Fulbright's Chambers USA-recognized energy law team discuss careers in renewables. James Berger is a Partner based in Los Angeles. Christine Brozynski is a Senior Associate based in New York City. Benjamin Grayson is an Associate based in New York City. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/norton-rose-fulbright-on-careers-in-renewa… Sponsored by the Duke Law Energy Society. For more information, contact Andrew O'Shaughnessy at ajo20@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three largest legal markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: CA panel will showcase alumni working in the California area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. More information about the panelists will follow. Sponsored by APALSA and DBA. For more information, please contact Eric Doan at eric.doan@duke.edu or Yoo Jung Hah at yoojung.hah@duke.edu. The event can be accessed at: https://duke.zoom.us/j/98972275614.

  • Virtual

    Join LALSA for the second event in our inaugural Latinos in the Law speaker series. This panel discussion will feature former clerks Gabby Bersuder ('14), Chantalle Carles Schropp ('16), and Daniel Echeverri ('17) as they share their experiences with the clerkship application process and navigating the judicial chambers as diverse attorneys. Sponsored by the Latin American Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Arturo Nava at arturo.nava@duke.edu. You can join the conversation here: https://duke.zoom.us/j/96301132110.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Virtual

    Dr. Missy Cummings will discuss Developments in Drones and Autonomous Systems and Ms. Patricia Lee Refo, President of the American Bar Association, will join a panel on Ethics and the National Security Law Practitioner. Sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. The full conference agenda and the link to register for the webinar can be found at https://web.law.duke.edu/lens/conference/2021/. For more information please email Isabel Fox at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    This biannual environmental justice symposium will explore how technical assistance providers such as academics, students, lawyers, researchers, and scientists can support community-based and community-led movements for environmental justice. Sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Howard University School of Law, Shaw University, Vermont Law School, and the Yale School of Forestry and the Environment. For questions, contact Claire Hermann at claire.hermann@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 01, 2021

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a discussion with Talita Dias, University of Oxford, and Gowri Ramachandran, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law; moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Duke Law School. The Human Rights in Practice speaker series is organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. This event is 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. The program is free and open to all. More information and Zoom link: http://bit.ly/3aMWOlH. Queries, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project invites you to join us as we discuss how racial disparities in healthcare make Black and Latinx people less likely to receive a vaccine despite being more likely to become sick from COVID-19 as well as how these disparities intersect with historical distrust of public health systems. Please join us for a conversation between Professor Thomas Williams and Physician Edith Nieves Lopez. Co-sponsored by Duke Law's ACLU, LALSA, HLS, and the Immigrant Rights Clinic. If you have questions, please contact Mary Chandler Beam at Mary.beam@duke.edu. Zoom ID: 988 5382 0944.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

  • Virtual

    Graduates of classes ending in 1s and 6s are warmly invited to a special online event with your Duke Law classmates to mark the anniversary of your graduation from Duke Law School. On March 2-4, Duke Law School will host a couple of virtual gatherings each day exclusively for you and your classmates. The schedule will include special class events, intellectually-engaging programs with Duke Law faculty, and behind-the-scenes spotlights from the law school and across campus. For more detailed information, please visit law.duke.edu/reunion. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office.

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Designed specifically for LLM students, this interactive presentation will focus on interviewing skills and techniques designed to help students prepare for U.S. job interviews and networking. Two recent alums, Karim M'ziani LLM '20 and Sajika Ratnam LLM '20, will share their Top 5 Networking Tips and how they used networking to secure a position in the U.S. The workshop will help you master more advanced skills such as handling open-ended questions with confidence, addressing difficult or uncomfortable questions, and crafting thoughtful questions to ask the interviewer. Sponsored by the International Studies Office. Please click here to register: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrcu6vqz4tHtVQHUXmr-FnQBpQUz7Ge… For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join us for an opportunity to chat with 2Ls and 3Ls who have held a variety of leadership positions and to meet other 1Ls who are interested in leadership next year. You don't have to be committed to anything yet. So much of what makes Duke Law special is an outgrowth of good personal and professional relationships. Topics will include: balancing your workload, job/clerkship applications, and leadership obligations, getting involved outside of Duke Law, and academic and legal work ways to get involved in the community, like clinics, pro bono, etc. We know that Zoom fatigue is real, so feel free to be comfortable for this event. Comfy clothes, food, drinks, and cute pets are encouraged. Sponsored by 1GP, APALSA, BLSA, JLSA, LALSA, OutLaw, and WOCC. Zoom Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/95991198557. For more information, please contact Garmai Gorlorwulu at gjg12@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

  • Virtual

    Graduates of classes ending in 1s and 6s are warmly invited to a special online event with your Duke Law classmates to mark the anniversary of your graduation from Duke Law School. On March 2-4, Duke Law School will host a couple of virtual gatherings each day exclusively for you and your classmates. The schedule will include special class events, intellectually-engaging programs with Duke Law faculty, and behind-the-scenes spotlights from the law school and across campus. For more detailed information, please visit law.duke.edu/reunion. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office.

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    How do we communicate with those with whom we disagree and move forward as a society given the evils and division of our past and present? Professor Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law Emerita at New York Law School and former President of the ACLU, and Mr. Greg Lukianoff, President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), will discuss the importance of civil discourse and open inquiry on campuses and in society more broadly. Professor Nicole Ligon, Supervising Attorney of the Duke Law First Amendment Clinic, will moderate the discussion. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Duke Political Science Department; Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program; Duke Program in American Values and Institutions; Duke First Amendment Clinic; Jewish Law Students Association; and Women Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Meredith Criner at meredith.criner@duke.edu. Log in with this Webinar ID: 996 4696 0646, or this link: https://zoom.us/j/99646960646

  • Virtual

    Join the Government and Public Service Society for a panel on Antitrust law, sponsored by the ABA Antitrust Section Membership, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. Our panelists are from the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, Microsoft's Competition Law Group, Hausfield, and Covington and Burlington. Sponsored by GPSS. Contact Connor Leydecker with questions at cl493@duke.edu

Thursday, March 04, 2021

  • Virtual

    Graduates of classes ending in 1s and 6s are warmly invited to a special online event with your Duke Law classmates to mark the anniversary of your graduation from Duke Law School. On March 2-4, Duke Law School will host a couple of virtual gatherings each day exclusively for you and your classmates. The schedule will include special class events, intellectually-engaging programs with Duke Law faculty, and behind-the-scenes spotlights from the law school and across campus. For more detailed information, please visit law.duke.edu/reunion. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office.

  • Virtual

    Interested in learning more about white collar defense practice? Join Karen Popp of Sidley Austin, Marisa Darden JD'08 of Squire Patton Boggs, Katherine (Katie) Goldstein BA'96 of Akin Gump, and Gabrielle Degelia JD'19 of Kirkland & Ellis for a panel event on their career path, what it is like to work in this practice area, and their experience as a woman in this traditionally underrepresented line of work. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association. Co-sponsored by the Criminal Law Society. For more information, please contact Meredith Criner at meredith.criner@duke.edu. Login in with this Zoom ID: 986 7445 0657, or this link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/98674450657.

  • Virtual

    Join the Government and Public Service Society for a conversation with Lisa Borders, a civic-minded leader and Duke alumna! She will speak about her experiences leading organizations such as the Atlanta City Council, Time's Up, and Women's National Basketball Association, and answer questions from you! Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvLFpaWYNhuIbLlgU-Rr75ls5N3iC… Contact Connor Leydecker, cl493@duke.edu, with questions.

  • Virtual

    Join us for the 7th Annual Whiskey in the Courtroom: Evolving Trends in Forensic Science. Forensic science experts and attorneys who have litigated cases involving complex scientific evidence will present on a range of topics designed to help attorneys understand the latest trends in forensic evidence, limitations to this evidence, and legal challenges that can be made. This year the program will have a special focus on Medical Evidence. The program is open to criminal defense attorneys and investigators and offers 6.25 CLE hours including 1 hour of technology credit. Sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice & Professional Responsibility, Wilson Center for Science and Justice and the NC Office of Indigent Defense Services. Registration is required. RSVP and Zoom links will be provided soon. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 05, 2021

  • Virtual

    Join us for the 7th Annual Whiskey in the Courtroom: Evolving Trends in Forensic Science. Forensic science experts and attorneys who have litigated cases involving complex scientific evidence will present on a range of topics designed to help attorneys understand the latest trends in forensic evidence, limitations to this evidence, and legal challenges that can be made. This year the program will have a special focus on Medical Evidence. The program is open to criminal defense attorneys and investigators and offers 6.25 CLE hours including 1 hour of technology credit. Sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice & Professional Responsibility, Wilson Center for Science and Justice and the NC Office of Indigent Defense Services. Registration is required. RSVP and Zoom links will be provided soon. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Interested in learning more about externship opportunities for Fall 2021? Externship placements allow students to experience lawyering in the "real world" by placing students directly in attorneys' offices in government, non-profit/NGOs, the judiciary, and occasionally, "in-house" at companies. Please plan to attend the LLM Externship Program to learn about seeking an externship placement for the fall semester from Anne Gordon, Clinical Professor of Law / Director of Externships. Sponsored by the Career Center and International Studies Office. Please click here to register: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qcumtqDgvGdfEtix1mmu7BrPzUc3dp… For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join the National Lawyers Guild to train to be a legal observer. Legal observers play a critical role during protests by documenting interactions between the community and the police. Since the 1968 Anti-Vietnam War protests, legal observers have helped social movements and organizers as they participate in civil disobedience. By being legal observers, we help to keep our communities safe. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. For more information please contact Jon Choi at jjc69@duke.edu. Please register at http://bit.ly/MarchLOTraining.

  • Virtual

    Duke SELS annual symposium. Featuring Speakers in the Sports and Entertainment Law fields. Sponsored by SELS. Please contact Shira Levine at shira.levine@duke.edu for more information. Link to come.

  • Virtual

    Students are invited to sign up to meet with Dean Abrams for an open discussion in a small group setting. This event will be held virtually, and participation is limited. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Monday, March 08, 2021

  • Virtual

    Join Dr. Jimmie Lenz, the Director of the Master of Engineering Program in Financial Technology, and Lee Reiners, the Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University for an informal discussion on decentralized finance versus traditional finance, pro's, con's and all the rest... Sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering and the Global Financial Markets Center. Zoom Meeting URL: https://duke.zoom.us/j/95818070561 Zoom Meeting ID: 958 1807 0561
    If you have questions that you'd like to see addressed, please submit them to: dukeblockchainhelp@duke.edu

  • Virtual

    Join us for a panel discussion with Denver University Sturm College of Law Professor David Kopel and Duke Law Professors Joseph Blocher and Darrell Miller on gun control and the prevention of tyranny argument raised by many Second Amendment proponents. The panel will discuss the impact of measures to restrict access to firearms and the historical underpinnings of the prevention of tyranny argument, as well as its strengths and weaknesses. In particular, the panel will discuss the implications of gun control on individual self-defense and constrained government. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law and the Duke Program on American Values and Institutions, and. For more information, please contact Cameron Ervin at cameron.ervin@duke.edu. Log in using Webinar ID: 997 8814 8801 or this link: https://zoom.us/j/99788148801.

  • Virtual

    Please join Alexander McLin L'99, Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Director of the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation, for a conversation about his work and career. Mr. McLin spent ten years as Executive Director of the Swiss Arbitration Association in Geneva, Switzerland; he has served as Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the premier tribunal for sports arbitration, since 2013. Prior to this he was CEO of the FEI, the international governing body for equestrian sport. Mr. McLin will discuss his career path and day-to-day work. He will also share advice with students interested in pursuing careers at the intersection of arbitration and sports. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu. Pre-registration is required for the event: http://bit.ly/3pJkhcQ.

  • Virtual

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Siham Nurhussein, Attorney, USAID Office of the General Counsel, to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with a human rights practitioner. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Learn more about Ms. Nurhussein and the event at http://bit.ly/2ZFvWza. Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

  • Virtual

    In the words of David Friedman, "A market failure is a situation where individual rationality does not lead to group rationality. If each individual makes the right decision, the group makes the wrong decision...Every individual ends up worse off." Professor Friedman argues market failures are not limited to just the free market, and provides a case for and against government intervention using this market failure analysis. Please join us for a discussion with Professor Friedman, Professor Emeritus at Santa Clara Law, and Duke Law's own Professor Barak Richman. Professor Friedman and Professor Richman will discuss the intersection of law and economics, market failures, and how this applies to arguments for and against government. Professor Richman will also discuss aspects of his book Stateless Commerce: The Diamond Network and the Persistence of Relational Exchange. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-Sponsored by the Duke Political Science Department and the Duke Law & Economics Society. For more information, please contact John Addy at john.addy@duke.edu. Log in with this meeting ID: 933 8587 3034, or this link: https://zoom.us/j/93385873034.

  • Virtual

    Are you interested in working or studying abroad? Would you like to learn about different legal systems and meet attorneys from other countries? The International Law Society and the International Studies Office are co-hosting a "JD and LLM students Networking" event. Get to know your classmates, make new friends, learn about international legal markets, and expand your global network. Register here: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclce2qrzIiH9I7GswfujUyOS9WhjP8w…. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu

  • Virtual

    Just over a month ago, a violent mob attempted to subvert and overthrow the democratic process in favor of reinstalling Donald Trump as President. These insurrectionists were galvanized and cheered by numerous high-level Federalist Society lawyers, from practice group chair John Eastman to Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. Join Mark Joseph Stern, legal analyst and Supreme Court correspondent at Slate, who has long covered the Federalist Society's impact on the judiciary, to discuss the Federalist Society's role in insurrection and subverting the democratic process, and stunning silence in the wake of these tragic events. Please join via meeting ID: 830 851 9258. Co-sponsored by the Duke Law Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Constitutional Society, the National Lawyers Guild, the Black Law Students Association, OutLaw, and If/When/How. For questions contact Matt Steyl at matthew.steyl@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Formerly incarcerated individuals face many barriers when re-entering their communities. Learn more about those barriers and the programs successfully addressing them, and hear from formerly incarcerated individuals who have experienced trying to re-enter society. The roundtable for this event is Alice Marie Johnson, a criminal justice reform advocate and former federal prisoner pardoned by former President Donald Trump; Dontae Sharp, a North Carolina exoneree who now works at Forward Justice; and Elenore Wade, who teaches as a Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law & Friedman Fellow in The George Washington University Law School's Prisoner & Reentry Clinic. There will be time for Q&A. Wilson Center Director Brandon Garrett will moderate. Registration required. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/Re-entryRSVP. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice at Duke Law. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join us to informally meet and mix with government and public interest alumni from across the country. Over 50 alumni representing a broad range of career paths and issue areas are eager to welcome current students into the larger Duke Law public interest community. This first-ever remote event is made possible by the new technologies of the remote world, enabling public interest alumni to join us without travel, time and expense constraints. The alumni joining us include graduates working in federal and state government, nonprofits, and judicial clerkships; career paths include public interest, private sector to public interest, clerkships to public interest, and more. Attendee profiles, including career paths, law school activities, and summer internships, will be published in conjunction with the event. Attire is remote-class casual. Students from all degree programs and class years are encouraged to attend. Students will be able to move between virtual tables to speak with alumni in small groups related to issue area or organization type. See more details and RSVP by Monday, March 8, at 1:30 p.m. ET: https://sites.law.duke.edu/pipb/gpicareers/public-interest-alumni-recep….

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Explore how myRESEARCHsuite connects faculty with support for all stages of research. In this information session for Law School faculty, Derek Jones will provide an overview of the myRESEARCHsuite components and answer questions about available tools and services. These tools include a personalized research portal (containing sections for grant deadlines, funding opportunities, and connecting to potential research collaborators on campus), guidance documents for various stages of the research and publication process, and a support team that provides a "hotline" referral service and individual consultations. Faculty members who are interested in exploring research opportunities and/or grant funding are especially encouraged to join this session. A Zoom link will be sent in advance of the session. For more information, contact Duke Law Library Administration at libadmin@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join James Bergin LLM'02, Vice President, Law at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, and Einat Levy LLM'12, Senior Counsel at Vimeo, for a wide-ranging discussion of opportunities for foreign LLMs as they share about their career paths after completing their LLM at Duke Law. The speakers will also answer your questions and offer advice regarding the job search process. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Please click here to register: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckd-qtrzIjEtDdEIMLnG03ofxQeUHM_… For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Music attorney and Duke Law alumni, Jeff Alpert, will be speaking with the Sports and Entertainment Law Society about his extensive legal career and recent transition in-house at TuneIn. The topic of discussion will cover his practice in Biglaw, its relationship to technology and current trends within the industry. For more information, please contact David Duncan at david.duncan@duke.edu. You can attend the event on zoom at https://bit.ly/2MPHzRe.

  • Virtual

    Join Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) for a conversation featuring Judge Diana Saldaña. Judge Saldaña serves on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Nominated by President Barack Obama in 2010, Judge Saldaña previously worked as an Assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas. During law school, Judge Saldaña served as president of the University of Texas School of Law's Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association. A child of migrant farm workers, Judge Saldana was the first in her immediate family to earn a college degree. This event is the second judicial spotlight in LALSA's inaugural Latinos in the Law speaker series. Spots are limited. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/sN8rt6KVaLpBzBYN6. For more information, please contact Theresa Babendreier at theresa.babendreier@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

  • Virtual

    Please join Dean Kerry Abrams for Lawyers and Leaders, a new series of conversations with pathbreaking figures in the legal profession and beyond. Her guest will be Andrea Nelson Meigs '94, partner and talent agent at United Talent Agency. Andrea has built a clientele over 20 years that consists of actors, writers, producers, and directors who impact and influence pop culture all around the world, including international superstar and icon Beyoncé Knowles Carter; Tony, Emmy, Oscar and Golden Globe winner Ellen Burstyn; and Oscar nominees Quvenzhané Wallis and Aunjanue Ellis. In addition to negotiating their deals in television, film, and theater, she also secures multimillion-dollar branding and book deals for them. Before leaving the practice of law to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, Andrea worked with Rep. Maxine Waters and the Los Angeles D.A.'s Office. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. Please register in advance here: https://bit.ly/3tsHG5v. For more information, contact rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Virtual

    "Winter" session provides students with a number of professional skills development opportunities. Short, unique, hands-on courses are offered specifically targeted at teaching important skills for the young associate (contract drafting, taking a deposition, creating a business entity, etc.) and providing practical insight about the realities of the practice of law. Students will gain a leg up in their future practices as they hear firsthand from "Winter" session instructors how the regulatory and structural frameworks of different industries affect the legal analysis and guidance given to clients. Sponsored by the Office of Dean. For more information, please contact Amanda Lacoff at lacoff@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

  • Virtual

    "Winter" session provides students with a number of professional skills development opportunities. Short, unique, hands-on courses are offered specifically targeted at teaching important skills for the young associate (contract drafting, taking a deposition, creating a business entity, etc.) and providing practical insight about the realities of the practice of law. Students will gain a leg up in their future practices as they hear firsthand from "Winter" session instructors how the regulatory and structural frameworks of different industries affect the legal analysis and guidance given to clients. Sponsored by the Office of Dean. For more information, please contact Amanda Lacoff at lacoff@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Duke Asian Pacific American Law Student Association will hold a virtual admitted student office hour to answer questions related to Duke Law and living in Durham! Please feel free to "drop by" at any time between ten and eleven o'clock. Please join via Zoom link https://bit.ly/3talrAC. Sponsored by Duke Law APALSA. For more information, please contact Emma Li at jiani.li@duke.edu or Esther Hong at eh220@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    How can technical assistance providers such as researchers, lawyers, academics and students support community-led movements for environmental justice? Join us for the last of three Saturday panels, this one featuring youth leaders and presented by Vermont Law School. Sponsored by Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. For more information, contact Claire Hermann, claire.hermann@law.duke.edu. Register here: https://bit.ly/2YxgzYH

Sunday, March 14, 2021

  • Virtual

    "Winter" session provides students with a number of professional skills development opportunities. Short, unique, hands-on courses are offered specifically targeted at teaching important skills for the young associate (contract drafting, taking a deposition, creating a business entity, etc.) and providing practical insight about the realities of the practice of law. Students will gain a leg up in their future practices as they hear firsthand from "Winter" session instructors how the regulatory and structural frameworks of different industries affect the legal analysis and guidance given to clients. Sponsored by the Office of Dean. For more information, please contact Amanda Lacoff at lacoff@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 15, 2021

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a discussion with Tina Huang, World Resources Institute, and Kurt Tjossem, International Rescue Committee; moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Duke Law School. The Human Rights in Practice speaker series is organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. This event is co-sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic; the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; the Environmental Law Society; the Food Law Society; the Human Rights Law Society; and, the International Law Society. The program is free and open to all. More information and Zoom link: http://bit.ly/3aSUiua. Queries, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    David Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law, talks with Judge Michael Garcia of the New York Court of Appeals about his career and his time on the bench. Prior to joining the bench in 2016, Judge Garcia served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and later as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; Assistant Secretary of Commerce in the Bureau of Industry and Security; Acting Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service at the U.S. Dept. of Justice; Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security; vice president of the Americas for INTERPOL; and as Chair of the Investigatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee of FIFA. Program sponsored by Bolch Judicial Institute. FMI - please contact Ann Yandian (ann.yandian@law.duke.edu). You must register at this link: https://buff.ly/3qfir4E. Meeting link will be emailed 24 hours prior to the event.

  • Virtual

    Has the FDA really kept us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic? What can we learn to better protect the population in the future? Join us for a discussion with Michael Cannon, the Cato Institute's Director of Health Policy Studies, and Duke Law Robinson O. Everett Professor Nita Farahany. Mr. Cannon and Professor Farahany will provide commentary on the FDA's role in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the two scholars will discuss how the FDA handled COVID-19 tests and vaccine approval, as well as what the pandemic has revealed about the agency across the board. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, the Duke Center on Science & Technology Policy, and the Duke Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Sam Harrison at thomas.harrison@duke.edu. Login with this Webinar ID: 939 5706 8396, or this link: https://zoom.us/j/93957068396

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

  • Virtual

    For 1Ls only: In preparation for the mandatory rounds of the 2021 Hardt Cup Competition, please attend this training session. The Hardt Cup Coordinators will provide further information on the competition, general tips for oral advocacy, and answer any questions you may have about the competition. The session will be recorded in the event that you cannot attend. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Are you planning on skipping BigLaw and going straight to a public interest position after graduation? Want to do it, but worried the jobs aren't there for new grads or the salary isn't livable with your loans and Duke's LRAP (The Wrap on LRAP podcast: https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/b0UFAA/)? Hear from 4 panelists who went the PI route and ask all of your burning questions. Our guests are Evan Cartagena '19, Federal Trade Commission; Elizabeth Haddix, NC Regional Office, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Amanda Ng '20, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project; Michael Wu, Alameda County Public Defender's Office. Join here: https://duke.zoom.us/j/96226090626. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. Co-sponsored by 1GP, Criminal Law Society, Environmental Law Society, Government & Public Service Society, and If/When/How. For more information, contact Leigh Davenport at lkd20@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join the Health Law Society in a discussion on how employee rights and other legal issues shape employers' policies on vaccine requirements. We will discuss whether employers can require employees to get the vaccine in order to return to work, what groups may be exempted from this requirement, and the best practices for employers when creating their vaccination policies. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. https://duke.zoom.us/j/98689335161 Meeting ID: 986 8933 516. For more information, please contact Olivia Ferris at olivia.ferris@duke.edu

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

  • Virtual

    With the Hardt Cup fast approaching, join Women Law Students Association for discussion about Moot Court and tips to improve your oral advocacy! Several women members of the Moot Court Board will share their experiences on the Board and participation in oral advocacy. Additionally, Professor Thomson will share helpful techniques for increasing confidence and improving performance in oral argument. Trying to decide whether or not to participate past the LARW required rounds? Hoping to figure out how to make it to the final round? This is your event! Sponsored by WLSA. For any questions, please contact Angela Sbano at ars123@duke.edu. Join Zoom meeting https://duke.zoom.us/j/97953061417.

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel discussion with attorneys from Sullivan & Cromwell to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what being a Sullivan & Cromwell attorney is all about. Please pre-register here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_czRlpijaLyOrhFc. Zoom links will be distributed the morning of the event. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Macklin Willigan at macklin.willigan@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join us for an informational meeting regarding the Duke-Leiden Summer Institute. Come learn about the opportunity to take advanced-level international and comparative law courses during your 1L summer. The Duke-Leiden Institute in Global and Transnational Law will run from June 13 to July 14. Courses, which will include offerings on trade, international arbitration, human rights, and other core areas of international and comparative law, will be fully accredited and co-taught in English by top faculty from Duke Law and Leiden University. Sponsored by Duke-Leiden Summer Institute. For more information, please contact Meaghan Kelly at meaghan.kelly@law.duke.edu

Thursday, March 18, 2021

  • Virtual

    Women Law Students Association invites students to join Professor Kate Evans in a conversation about the Immigrant Rights Clinic and her career as an advocate. Coffee & Conversation is a great opportunity to informally connect with female professors at the law school and learn more about their work. The discussion will be limited to fifteen students, and we encourage participants to come prepared with questions for Professor Evans. RSVP information and a link to access the event will be sent to WLSA members. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, contact Madeline Hundley at madeline.hundley@duke.edu. We hope to see you there!

  • Virtual

    This is a mandatory information session for most LLM students who plan to sit for the New York bar exam. We will review parts of the NY Bar application including the LLM Certificate of Attendance form, the transcript request process, and the handwriting specimen requirement. Attendees are encouraged to review the LLM Certificate of Attendance in advance at http://www.nybarexam.org/Docs/LLMCertificateofAttendanceForm.pdf. Please note that students who are qualified to sit for the bar exam by the virtue of their home country law degree do not need to attend this session. Sponsored by the International Studies Office. Please click here to register: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUocuurrzorHtA9ZmqDfFrEhJdw81iJ2… For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    JLSA is hosting a panel with Jeffrey Hessekiel, Executive V.P. & General Counsel at Exelixis, and Ari Segal, CEO at Immortals Gaming Club, about alternative careers after law school. The panelists will discuss their career paths, how they ended up in their current roles and any advice they have for law students interested in pursuing non-legal careers. Sponsored by JLSA, in partnership with JGSI. Register for the event here: https://forms.gle/GfgvWbP45bdCrfpj6. The Zoom link for the event is: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92707734817. For more information, please contact Courtney Kobren and Rachel Sereix at courtney.kobren@duke.edu and rachel.sereix@duke.edu. Please submit question for Dr. Farmer here: https://forms.gle/6scBxkLKBbqGJamVA.

  • Virtual

    Underserved communities worldwide are acutely affected by the unequal access to public healthcare. Duke Human Rights Law Society invites you to join us for a robust discussion with Dr. Paul Farmer about systemic disparities in healthcare and how they persist along a global north/south divide. Please submit your questions here: https://forms.gle/6scBxkLKBbqGJamVA, and during our live Q&A with Dr. Farmer. Moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) & Supervising Attorney at Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic. Sponsored by Duke Human Rights Law Society. Co-sponsored by: Duke ACLU, APALSA, BLSA, HLS, ILS, NLG, OutLaw, and Sanford School of Public Policy. For more information, please contact Analiese Batchelor at analiese.batchelor@duke.edu. https://duke.zoom.us/j/94059861178 Meeting ID: 940 5986 1178.

  • Virtual

    Duke Law professor and Wilson Center Director Brandon Garrett was appointed last year as independent monitor for a landmark bail reform settlement in Texas that could become a national model for cash bail reform. He and deputy monitor Sandra Guerra Thompson, professor of law and director of the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, will discuss their work and first two reports to the court. This event will also feature a Q&A. Registration is required. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/BailReformRSVP. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Public Interest and Public Service Certificate students of all class years and faculty mentors are invited to gather as we welcome new enrollees in the class of 2022 and 2023. Meet new faces and re-connect with the community. Featuring a welcome by Dean Kerry Abrams and keynote conversation with Susan Prosnitz L'89, Deputy Chief Counsel for Regulations and Security Standards at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. During her career, Ms. Prosnitz has worked as a judicial clerk, with a law firm, and in government at the local, state and federal level. She also served as the Executive Director of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service which provides educational programs, career mentoring and financial support to law students interested in government and public policy. She has also hired, supervised and mentored law students and attorneys. The event is invitation only and an RSVP is requested. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Pro Bono and Public interest Faculty Committee. For more information, please contact Monique Taylor, monique.taylor@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021

  • Virtual

    Professor Trina Jones, Duke Law's Jerome M. Culp Professor of Law, will engage with Native American scholars and activists on the topic of COVID-19 and other challenges facing Native Americans. Sponsored by the Center on Law, Race and Politics. For more information, and to pre-register, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    What responsibilities do multinational companies have when it comes to human rights compliance? What role can lawyers play in this space? Please join us for a conversation with Margaret Wachenfeld (L'89), an international lawyer with 25 years of experience in applying and linking key international developments and standards related to human rights, human development and good governance to the work of international organizations and private businesses. Her practice is at the leading edge of the rapidly growing field of international human rights compliance. Ms. Wachenfeld will discuss her career path, day-to-day work and challenges and opportunities for students and junior attorneys seeking to enter this field. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu. Pre-registration required: http://bit.ly/3kATOgE.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

  • Virtual

    Incarcerated people are particularly vulnerable to disease, yet the prison system does very little to protect them. Duke Human Rights Law Society invites you to hear a panel of civil rights attorneys discuss the class action work they do to combat health care crises in U.S. prisons and jails. The Legal Director for the ACLU of Tennessee, Thomas Castelli, will discuss cases on lack of Hepatitis C treatment for inmates as well as COVID-19 precautions. ACLU Staff Attorney Andrea Woods will also discuss the work she does to improve health protections for prisoners throughout this pandemic. Please submit your questions here: https://forms.gle/m9sqWMpyp3hHPvpi6 and during our live Q&A. Sponsored by Duke Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Ivy Moore at ivy.moore@duke.edu. https://duke.zoom.us/j/98935686860 | Meeting ID: 989 3568 6860

  • Virtual

    Join us for a conversation with Richard Brooks, the Emilie M. Bullowa Professor of Law at NYU Law School, and Mavis Gragg, the Director of the Sustainable Forestry & African American Land Retention Project of the American Forest Foundation, on the past and present of race in Property law. Prof. Brooks will discuss the role of racially restrictive covenants in segregating neighborhoods, and Ms. Gragg will discuss the challenges facing Black land ownership, partition of heirs property, and environmental justice. The conversation will be moderated by Duke Law Prof. Jonathan Wiener. This event is the last in our year-long series on Race and the 1L Curriculum in 2020-21, sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For additional information, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu. Please register at https://bit.ly/3bbkcuv.

  • Virtual

    Please join Guillaume Barbier LLM '02 Director at PwC France, Colm P. McInerney LLM '07 Associate at Skadden, and Isabelle Mercier-Dalphond LLM '12 VP & Counsel at Endeavor, for a wide-ranging discussion of opportunities for foreign LLMs as they share about their career paths after completing their LLM at Duke Law. The speakers will also answer your questions and offer advice regarding the job search process. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Please click here to register: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckd-qtrzIjEtDdEIMLnG03ofxQeUHM_… For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • Virtual

    Should a visual artist share in the gain when a collector sells a work for more than its purchase price? Artists based in major art-market jurisdictions-with the exception of the United States and China-now have statutory resale or royalty rights (typically capped at a relatively low amount). Debates over resale rights have been shaped by often-unstated assumptions about the creation of works of art, their critical and historical assessment, and their reception in art markets that ignore the roles of institutions in defining artistic achievement, instead treating outcomes as the necessary consequence of an immutable order. Distinct institutions can reinforce each others' effects to the disadvantage of artists who are women; the vulnerability to error of interlocked institutions can assure that artists of merit remain in obscurity. Focusing as well on the context in which artists work encompasses the role that an artist's family and life partners in particular in the artist's ability to realize work. Although artists' life partners are not co-authors of work, they make sustained contributions to the artist's ability to work. As a consequence, a resale right should not terminate with the artist's death. Sponsored by the Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. Join Professor Deborah DeMott for a conversation as we discuss these questions and more. For more information, contact us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register: https://cvent.me/9KyMAy

  • Virtual

    Join us for a discussion with Judge Julius "Jay" Richardson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on the role of the federal prosecutor in our system of separated powers. Moderated by Professor Samuel Buell, this discussion will be a window into the role of the prosecutor and its impact on our greater federal system. Prior to his appointment to the Fourth Circuit, Judge Richardson served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina for nine years and prosecuted several high-profile cases. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility and the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, and the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Patrick Ellis at lee.ellis@duke.edu. Login in using meeting ID: 936 2422 8399, or this link: https://zoom.us/j/93624228399.

  • Virtual

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

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Students are invited to sign up to meet with Dean Abrams for an open discussion in a small group setting. This event will be held in-person, and participation is limited. Please visit http://bit.ly/convowithdean3 to RSVP by March 19, 2021. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

  • Virtual

    Current students are invited to join us for a small gathering to discuss living and working in New York. Aubrey Smith L'11 will join us for the call. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. This call is part of a series that will be hosted throughout the year. The Zoom link will be provided to registrants. This event is co-sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Career and Professional Development Center. To register, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • Virtual

    Duke Law Professor and Wilson Center Director Brandon Garrett's new book, Autopsy of a Crime Lab, Exposing the Flaws in Forensics, is the first to catalog the sources of error and the faulty science behind a range of well-known forensic evidence, from fingerprints and firearms to forensic algorithms. Join us for a roundtable discussion about the book and its findings with Garrett; Erin Murphy, Norman Dorsen Professor of Civil Liberties at New York University School of Law; Edward Cheng, the Hess Chair in Law at Vanderbilt Law School; and Jennifer Mnookin, Dean, Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law, and Faculty Co-Director of Program on Understanding Law, Science and Evidence at UCLA Law. This event will also feature a Q&A. Registration is required. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/AutopsyRSVP. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join the Government and Public Service Society for a talk with MC, a Raleigh defense attorney who started an Instagram page (@ladylawyergang) to show off her #ladylawyerlooks. She uses her page to inspire and encourage people to have fun with their workplace fashion without sacrificing professionalism. She is a big supporter of thrifting and knows how to craft a high-quality wardrobe without breaking the bank! The zoom meeting ID for this event is 962 4067 8130. Sponsored by GPS. For more information, please contact Emma Allison at emma.allison@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join an informal meet and mingle networking event for current LLM students with LLM alumni living in the Tri-state region (NY, NJ & CT). This remote networking event will enable students and alumni to join us without travel, time, and expense constraints. You will be able to move between virtual tables to speak with alumni and your classmates in small groups. This reception is an excellent opportunity for you to connect with Duke alumni. RSVP link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_01hMp2ElCogowu2
    Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Career Center. For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

Friday, March 26, 2021

  • Virtual

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Jaime Todd-Gher, Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Fellow, International  Reproductive  and  Sexual  Health  Law Program, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with a human rights practitioner. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Learn more about Ms. Nurhussein and the event at http://bit.ly/3unA70t. Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Baker Botts partner and Duke Law alum David Jetter will give a brief talk about the work attorneys do helping clients acquire, develop, finance, and sell liquid natural gas assets. Q&A will follow discussion. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baker-botts-on-lng-tickets-145557677933. Sponsored by the Duke Law Energy Society. For more information, please contact Andrew O'Shaughnessy at ajo20@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) for a panel discussion with LALSA alumni on navigating big law as Latinx professionals. Topics will include developing mentor relationships in a big law firm, creating pathways to partnership, and managing the unique challenges facing attorneys of color. Sponsored by LALSA. Join the conversation here: https://duke.zoom.us/j/97790873611. For more information, please contact Arturo Nava at arturo.nava@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Join our distinguished panelists, the Honorable Morgan Christen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Honorable Barbara Lagoa, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Honorable Carl E. Stewart, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, for a discussion about clerkships. The judges will share their perspectives on topics such as the benefits of clerking, what they look for in applications, and how they work with their clerks. Please visit the CPDC Resource site at https://bit.ly/3sMNfL6 to register for the event. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Duke Law Moot Court Board invites you to the final round of this year's Dean's Cup, Duke's premier oral advocacy competition. The Honorable Morgan Christen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the Honorable Barbara Lagoa, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Honorable Carl E. Stewart, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will be judging our two finalists, Eric Roytman and Maurice Baynard, for what is sure to be a fantastic round. Registration is required for the Zoom event. To register, please visit https://bit.ly/3vEGPQm. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more info, please contact Cait O'Neill at coo8@duke.edu, or Deans Cup Coordinators at deanscup@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  • Virtual

    An essential introduction for 1L students interested in Journal membership and the spring Casenote Competition. Learn about the journal experience and value of participation. Hear from editors at Duke's student-run publications and find out what makes each journal so distinctive and rewarding, as well as more information about the competition. Zoom details will be provided via email and on https://law.duke.edu/journals/casenote/. Sponsored by the Casenote Committee. For more information, contact casenote@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Current Duke Law students are invited to join us for a small gathering to learn more about bankruptcy & restructuring. Andy Grimmig L'02 will join us for the call. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. This call is part of a series that will be hosted throughout the year. The Zoom link will be provided to registrants. This event is co-sponsored by the Alumni & Development Office and the Career and Professional Development Center. To register, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join the Duke Law Charlotte board for a night of virtual trivia! Connect with fellow Duke Law alumni and friends for a night of virtual trivia covering a wide range of knowledge. Registration is free. The winning team will receive Duke Law prizes! Sponsored by Duke Law Charlotte. Register here: https://cvent.me/NxXzay

Thursday, April 01, 2021

  • Virtual

    Join current 1GP 2 + 3Ls to learn about how they went about their firm search, networking, and selection process. You'll hear from students going to a variety of markets (such as California, NYC, and DC) who received their job offers through a variety of processes (during formal OCI, pre-OCI early offer, 1L summer returning offer, etc.). Panelists will answer any and all questions and will talk about why their firm/a firm at all. We hope this will help illuminate all of the different possibilities as you navigate this process or navigate your decision whether to do this process or not. If you plan to join, please fill out this short Google form to let us know you're coming and what questions you have: https://tinyurl.com/1GPfirmsearch. Zoom link for panel: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92899426562. Sponsored by First Generation Professionals (1GP) Reach out to Emmy at mew89@duke.edu with any questions. See you there!

  • Virtual

    Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a community-based diversion approach with the goals of improving public safety and public order and reducing unnecessary justice system involvement of people who participate in the program. Join us for a panel of experts who will discuss their work and experience with LEAD. They are Lisa Daugaard, Director of the Public Defender Association; Reed Baer, Deputy Chief of Police of the Hickory Police Department in North Carolina; and Charlton Roberson, a peer support specialist from Fayetteville's LEAD program. Allison Robertson, Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke, and Melissia Larson, LEAD Coordinator at North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, will moderate. This event will also feature a Q&A. Registration is required. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/LEAssistedDiversion. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join the International Law Society and Duke European Law Society for a networking event with lawyers working in various international practice areas in markets such as DC, London, and more. Sponsored by the International Law Society and Duke European Law Society. For more information, please contact Alex Daniels (alexandra.daniels@duke.edu) or Robin Liu (robin.liu@duke.edu). RSVP for the event here: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqfu6vpj0iGtI_jWMFQE8xGi4ExcRHb…

  • Virtual

    A member of the Illinois state legislature recently proposed a ban on Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar's popular video game series where players are tasked with missions, many of which involve committing explicit, unlawful actions. Proponents of the ban suggest that removing games like GTA will help curb a variety of crimes among the general population. Opponents cite free speech considerations and a dubious link between virtual and nonvirtual unlawful activity. Join the Interactive Entertainment Law Society (IELS) as we thoroughly explore the legal and practical basis for such a ban. Please RSVP via https://forms.gle/fcE4pjJCkyqwJ26t9 to receive the zoom room link and reach out to Jerome Grant with any questions at jg407@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join Dean Abrams to discuss plans for the remainder of the Spring 2021 semester, focusing in particular on ways to celebrate the Class of 2021 and accommodate all graduating students, both in person and remote, when marking this significant achievement. We hope also to have additional updates to share about the University's plans to offer vaccinations to all students. You may submit questions or ideas for consideration in advance to student_affairs@law.duke.edu; if time permits, there will also be a general Q&A. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Kate Cobb at kate.cobb@law.duke.edu. Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/s/99000568953

  • Virtual

    Join the Duke Law & Tech Society for a Happy Hour Conversation with Professor Stuart M. Benjamin, focusing on the First Amendment and constraints on regulation of platforms, social media, and search engines. Professor Benjamin is the co-director of the Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law School and has written on a variety of topics concerning the intersection of First Amendment Law and technology. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any interests they have with Professor Benjamin and other participants. No prior knowledge or experience is required. This event is limited to 10 students. Please register here: https://forms.gle/eU9ddMwxgHkM8JDV8. Sponsored by the Duke Law & Tech Society. For more information, please contact Kristin Oakley at kristin.oakley@duke.edu.

Friday, April 02, 2021

Monday, April 05, 2021

  • Virtual

    Please join the Duke Law Journal (DLJ) and the Virginia Law Review as we host Kristen Eichensehr, Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, to discuss her forthcoming article in DLJ, the Youngstown Canon. Duke Law professor Curtis Bradley, William Van Alstyne Professor of Law, will moderate the discussion. In her article, Professor Eichensehr argues that when Congress passes a bill or resolution by a majority of both houses and the President exercises the veto, preventing the act from becoming law, then the expressed congressional opposition to the President's view should be used to narrowly construe the underlying statutory or constitutional authority the President is claiming if that authority is ambiguous. Join the Zoom Meeting here: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92732000238 We will admit attendees via waiting room. Sponsored by DLJ. For more information or any questions, please contact Christian Bale at Christian.Bale@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Duke's Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP) invites you to join us as we discuss the legal, social, and economic, challenges that DACA recipients face and highlight the resilience of the undocumented communities, the status of community mobilization efforts, and actions allies can take. https://duke.zoom.us/j/94262291790 / Meeting ID: 942 6229 1790. Sponsored by DIRP. For any questions, please contact Mary Chandler Beam at mary.beam@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join us for a conversation with the Honorable Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the importance of interpreting the Constitution according to its original public meaning. Judge Ginsburg will discuss the document that governs those who govern us, delving into past, present and future struggles for liberty through the lens of the U.S. Constitution. Senior Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1986; he served as Chief Judge from 2001 to 2008. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Clerkship Office, the Duke Political Science Department, the Duke Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Program, and the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions. For more information, please contact Meredith Criner at meredith.criner@duke.edu. Login with this Webinar ID: 932 2284 3560, or this link: https://zoom.us/j/93222843560.

  • Virtual

    Professor H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr. will preview his forthcoming book, "The World is on Our Side: the U.S. and the U.N. Race Convention." The United Nations Race Convention, the world's most comprehensive treaty on race, contains many provisions that mirror U.S. civil rights law and policy. This is not an accident. In 1964, as the U.N. was drafting the Race Convention, the U.S. was drafting the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the primary drafters of the Race Convention were U.S. lawyers who also helped to draft the Civil Rights Act. Join Professor Lovelace for a discussion of how the U.S. civil rights movement influenced international human rights law--and the implications of this history for today's movements for racial justice. This event is sponsored by the Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register: https://cvent.me/EgDLqv

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

  • Virtual

    How should President Biden respond to the Trump Administration's dismantling of major climate policies? Join us for a discussion with Michael Gerrard, Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, Dan Farber, Director of Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment at the University of California Berkeley Law School, Michelle Nowlin, Co-Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Duke Law School; moderated by Ryke Longest, Co-Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Duke Law School. The conversation will focus on the next steps for the Biden administration to repair the regulatory state and introduce new initiatives. Co-Sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law Society. Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/96192105956

  • Virtual

    Please for an informal conversation with Ryan Park, Solicitor General of North Carolina. Mr. Park previously clerked for Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David H. Souter 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. Sponsored by APALSA. Contact Patience Li (patience.li@duke.edu) for any question. Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/6158392350?pwd=SThIQlpWSVY1WUlTZmVHdGpTVnY2dz09 Meeting ID: 615 839 2350join APALSA

  • Virtual

    Novel Justice is a book event series hosted by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. We invite authors to discuss recently published criminal justice books and to engage in Q&A with faculty and students. Aya Gruber is Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School. Her book, The Feminist War on Crime, the Unexpected Role of Women's Liberation in Mass Incarceration, documents the failure of the state to combat sexual and domestic violence through law and punishment. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Gruber about her work. Wilson Center Director Brandon Garrett will moderate. The book can be purchased on Amazon, https://bit.ly/FemWarUC. Registration is required. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/GruberRSVP. The first five people to register will receive a special Wilson Center gift. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact the Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join ILS for a conversation with former Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Michael Scharf '88. Dean Scharf will discuss the recent American airstrikes in Syria and their implications under domestic and international law, as well as the current humanitarian situation on the ground. Sponsored by the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Ben Greene at benjamin.greene@duke.edu. Please click here to register: https://duke.zoom.us/j/98186850488?pwd=Q21kRlNXakx2OVpBekxOZmZrTlRJQT09

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

  • Virtual

    Have a question for the Clerkship Office about applying for clerkships? Want a quick review of your clerkship resume or cover letter? Want to talk to someone about the logistics of applying for clerkships through OSCAR, email, or mail? Whether you have questions about any of the above, or another question about clerkships, please drop-in to talk with us from 12:00-2:00pm. Sara Emley and Leigh Marquess from the Clerkship Office and Amelia Thorn from the Clerkship Committee will be available to help you with any clerkship questions you may have. To drop-in, access the Zoom link on the Clerkship Events page here: https://bit.ly/3sPJV28. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    We are extremely pleased to have with us Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini to discuss the very complex and sensitive topic of the right to divorce for Muslim women. Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini is an Iranian-born legal anthropologist and activist, who received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Cambridge University and is a specialist in Islamic law, gender, and development. The session will include a review of Dr. Hosseini's writing on A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO TERMINATE THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT: THE CASE OF IRAN, published by the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, followed by a discussion of related questions and ideas. The event will be held on zoom at https://duke.zoom.us/j/93160927187. Sponsored by Duke Human Rights Law Society. For more information, please contact Zoya Hasan at zoya.hasan@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    Please join Anna Chacko LLM '85 General Counsel at Long Island Power Authority, Paul Hespel LLM '95 Partner at Alston & Bird, and Jaclyn Rabin LLM '08 Partner at Kirkland & Ellis, for a wide-ranging discussion of opportunities for foreign LLMs as they share about their career paths after completing their LLM at Duke Law. The speakers will also answer your questions and offer advice regarding the job search process. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Please click here to register: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckd-qtrzIjEtDdEIMLnG03ofxQeUHM_… For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join us for a panel discussion on Industrial Policy and how COVID-19 has impacted debates on this topic. Scott Lincicome, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Visiting Lecturer at Duke Law, argues government interference has only hurt manufacturing. Oren Cass, former domestic policy director for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and the founder and executive director of the think tank American Compass, believes that the U.S. government should intervene more aggressively in the manufacturing industry. Caleb Watney, Director of Innovation Policy for the Progressive Policy Institute and former technology policy fellow at the R Street Institute, will similarly discuss how government intervention often harms industry, as well as how the pandemic is harming America's long-standing innovation institutions, and what we can do to reverse this damage. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Duke Initiative for Science and Society, the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions, the Duke Political Science Department, the Duke Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Program, and the Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy. For more information, please contact Meredith Criner at meredith.criner@duke.edu. Login with this Webinar ID: 923 8860 9392, or this link: https://zoom.us/j/92388609392.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

  • Virtual

    For the tenth year in a row, the LLM Practice Interview Program will pair current LLM students with alums to help our students improve their interview skills in preparation for interviews generally and the NY ISIP job fair specifically. Students often reflect that the practice interview feedback provides helpful advice that is used throughout student's careers. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Registration details will be shared later. For other information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Are you interested in international law? Do you really understand what international law is about? Join International Law Society (ILS) for a coffee chat with Duke Law's own Professor Laurence Helfer and Professor Curtis Bradley to know more about their courses and research on foreign relations law, international human rights law, and more! The professors will also discuss their careers in clerkship, firm practice, U.S. State Department and academia, as well as their perspectives on the fields of international law and advice to future international law students. Sponsored by ILS. For more information, please contact Linda Ye at chuyi.ye@duke.edu or Manxi Wang at manxi.wang@duke.edu. RSVP for the event here: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ufuivqjwrGdNyOWzezPTrRkFR96Bq8….

  • Virtual

    Join us for a conversation with Peter Brann, former Assistant Attorney General and State Solicitor of Maine, and David Kimball, Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, for a discussion about the use of ranked choice voting in the United States. Zoom meeting ID: 936 2137 7085. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For more information, please contact Lily Talerman at lily.talerman@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    In February 2021, Virginia lawmakers voted to end the death penalty within the Commonwealth. This comes on the heels of the most federal executions overseen by a U.S. president in over a century and the rapid push to execute individuals on federal death row amidst the presidential transition period. Join the Duke Law ACLU for this conversation to make sense of where the death penalty stands today nationwide and ongoing movements to reform or abolish the death penalty. Duke Law ACLU will be joined by North Carolina Capital Defender Robert Sharpe, The Center for Death Penalty Litigation Staff Attorney Mark Pickett, and Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds. For more information please contact Ali Rosenblatt at ali.rosenblatt@duke.edu. Sponsored by the Duke Law ACLU. Co-Sponsored Duke Law Innocence Project, National Lawyers Guild, Human Rights Law Society, North Carolina Club and Criminal Law Society. The Zoom link to attend is: https://duke.zoom.us/j/93668230363?pwd=aTBjVXkrSTVnVklNNkdMUGtGWnB2UT09.

  • Virtual

    Duke Law Career and Professional Development Center will host the annual "1L Blueprint for Success" event virtually this spring. All 1Ls planning to participate in Virtual OCI Segment I in August 2021 should attend to build their networking skills and establish meaningful connections with key employers from around the country. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 09, 2021

  • Virtual

    For the tenth year in a row, the LLM Practice Interview Program will pair current LLM students with alums to help our students improve their interview skills in preparation for interviews generally and the NY ISIP job fair specifically. Students often reflect that the practice interview feedback provides helpful advice that is used throughout student's careers. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the International Studies Office. Registration details will be shared later. For other information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Duke's Health Law Society and Duke Med for Social Justice are excited to invite you to a panel exploring healthcare and the right to healthcare for currently and recently incarcerated people. We will be discussing ongoing litigation related to compassionate release during the COVID-19 pandemic, access to appropriate healthcare services while incarcerated, barriers to accessing healthcare after release, and how to be a medical advocate for people experiencing incarceration. Our panelists are from Prisoner Legal Services, Centurion Health (medical contractor for jails and prisons), and the Formerly Incarcerated Transitions (FIT) Program. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. Meeting Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/94574753813?pwd=THZmZTBSeFhYSzR5OXMxak9WZVJZZz09 Meeting ID: 945 7475 3813 (Passcode: 040978). For more information, contact Chorong Song at chorong.song@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy (DJCLPP) to discuss the legal doctrine of qualified immunity. We will begin with a moderated panel before splitting into small groups to discuss with our symposium authors. We hope to demystify this doctrine, to talk about positives and negatives presented by various suggested policies, to think creatively about how to reform or maintain elements of this legal doctrine, and to discuss the role of constitutional law in our everyday lives. Sponsored by DJCLPP. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Garmai Gorlorwulu (gjg12@duke.edu). Zoom ID here: 946 9625 5899

  • Virtual

    The Sports and Entertainment Law Society(SELS)is pleased to announce the first event of our annual symposium. This event will feature Drew Rosenhaus, one of America's best sports agents and an alumnus of Duke Law. Mr. Rosenhaus cofounded Rosenhaus Sports Representation, which represents some of football's biggest names. This event will focus on Rosenhaus's life, career, and experiences working in the sport's industry. Sponsored by SELS. For more information please contact Shira Levine shira.levine@duke.edu. The zoom link for the event is https://duke.zoom.us/j/93680154651

  • Virtual

    Join the Duke Law Journal (DLJ) and the Alaska Law Review (ALR) for Virtual Office Hours! Come chat with current members about their experiences on DLJ & ALR and what makes these journals unique. We will be available to answer any and all questions you may have about journals and the Casenote competition. For the Zoom link, please visit the Casenote Competition website: https://law.duke.edu/journals/casenote/ (student ID/password login required). For questions, please contact Jennalee Beazley (DLJ) at jennalee.beazley@duke.edu, or Kate Goldberg (ALR) at katherine.goldberg@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join us for the Duke Law Hardt Cup Competition Finals next Friday, April 9, at 3 p.m. which will be hosted via Zoom. The Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, D.C. Court of Appeals, the Honorable Mary Scriven, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the Honorable Wes Hendrix, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, will be judging our two finalists. For more information, please contact Anna Dezenzo at aod6@duke.edu, or Hardt Cup Coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. Registration is required for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting. Registration is via this link: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIucOyvqjssHtF_60iUWpuvzwqBmjDz3…

Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Virtual

    Tricky Dick X: Zoom Out is the tenth installment of Duke Law's annual variety show. Come enjoy this hilariously irreverent take on the life and times of our virtual school this past year, featuring professors and a whole host of Duke Law's most talented students! No tickets required, so you are welcome to invite family and friends to this virtual celebration of Duke Law. All attendees will be asked to consider a donation to PILF, so the more the merrier! For more information, please contact Jacob Keohane (jacob.keohane@duke.edu) or Andrew Hayes (arh86@duke.edu). Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92386657421.

Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Virtual

    Struggling to decide whether to do OCI or a 2L GPI summer job? Thinking about doing OCI but not returning to a firm? This panel is for you! Hear from others on how they decided whether to pursue private sector, public sector, or both! Event sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society, National Lawyers Guild, and First Generation Professionals. For more information, please contact Adam Golden at adam.golden@duke.edu. Use the following Zoom link to access the event: https://duke.zoom.us/j/95778242271

  • Virtual

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Joey Lee, Program Officer, Open Society Foundations, to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with a human rights practitioner. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Learn more about Mr. Lee and the event at http://bit.ly/2NwJF8Q. Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (T'84) will be joining Duke Law for an exciting conversation in honor of the 11th Annual Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium. The discussion will address Commissioner Silver's thoughts on current issues facing the NBA, the future of basketball, and beyond. Registration is free and open to the public. For more information or any questions, please contact Duke Law students Justin Reinking (justin.reinking@duke.edu) or Zack Flagel (zachary.flagel@duke.edu). Link to register: https://bit.ly/3lVU3na

  • Virtual

    Many of the recent debates over police violence, the Capitol insurrection, and the events surrounding last summer's antiracism protests have centered on the connections between guns and violence. Observers of these events have developed different views of violence, the state's role in monopolizing legitimate violence, and the relevance of the Second Amendment to these questions. Join us for a discussion on these topics with Susan Liebell,Associate Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Advisor, St. Joseph's University; Alice Ristroph, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School; Jonathan Obert, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Amherst College; and Robert Leider, Assistant Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. The webinar can be access here - https://duke.zoom.us/j/93700407271. Sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law. Contact Theresa Boyce (Theresa.boyce@law.duke.edu) for more information.

  • Virtual

    Please join the Economic Justice Project for a discussion with the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). CRL is a research and policy group based in Durham which seeks to educate the public about financial products and to push for policies that curb predatory lending. Attorneys from CRL will discuss payday and student loans, as well as careers in consumer protection. Join here: https://duke.zoom.us/j/8916138659. Sponsored by the Economic Justice Project. For more information please contact Mary Gen Sanner at mary.sanner@duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Virtual

    Please join Julie Coleman L'14, Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) at The Hague, to learn about her career and day-to-day work at an international NGO tasked with providing policy advice and implementation support at the intersection of human rights, violent extremism and criminal justice reform. Prior to her current role, Ms. Coleman worked at a variety of international organizations and NGOs in Lebanon, the Balkans, Kosovo, and Haiti. She will discuss her career path and share advice with students interested in pursuing careers in international organizations and NGOs. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu. Pre-registration is required for the event: https://bit.ly/3lLVHaZ

  • Virtual

    This program is for 3Ls who will be clerking after graduation and anyone interested in strengthening their writing skills. U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Robert E. Bacharach (10th Circuit) will present on essential skills that will help you be a more effective writer in your clerkship, summer position, or as you prepare to start your post-graduate career. Judge Bacharach has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit since 2013 and, prior to that appointment, was a magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma from 1999-2013. Registration required. Please visit the CPDC Resource site at https://bit.ly/2PnnqTg to register. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join SELS for a conversation with Kristen Baldwin, senior counsel of Business and Legal Affairs-Original Film, and Jonas Blank, Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs at NBCUniversal. This discussion will focus on the business and legal issues involved with streaming services, as well as how the speaker started working in entertainment. For more information please contact Shira Levine (shira.levine@duke.edu). The link to access the event is https://bit.ly/3wh90Fp

  • Virtual

    Have you ever wondered how algorithms and other automated decision-making systems can adversely impact people, particularly in low-income communities? Because we live in an increasingly "datafied" society, these technological systems raise profound issues of civil rights, human rights, and economic justice. Please join us as University of Baltimore Venable Professor of Law and Data & Society Fellow, Michele Gilman, reviews how we-as future lawyers-can help our clients resist the adverse impacts of data-centric technologies and engage as stakeholders in the adoption and implementation of algorithmic systems in a wide-range of practice areas, including consumer law, family law, public benefits, education, workers' rights, and immigration surveillance.

    Co-sponsored by the Economic Justice Project and the Duke Law and Technology Society. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Kristin Oakley at kristin.oakley@duke.edu. Join us at: https://duke.zoom.us/j/99323085304.

  • Virtual

    Senator Romney proposed the Family Security Act earlier this year, which would provide a more generous child allowance for certain families with children. At the same time, Sen. Romney's proposal would reform other sources of aid for low-income individuals, resulting in a deficit-neutral bill that could gain enough votes to pass in the evenly split Senate. Join us for a discussion on this proposed program between Mr. Sam Hammond and Professor David R. Henderson. Mr. Hammond helped craft Senator Romney's proposed program and is the Director of Poverty and Welfare Policy at the Niskanen Center. Professor Henderson served on President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisors, is a Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and is a Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Law & Economics Society, the Duke Political Science Department, the Duke Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Program, and the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions. For more information, please contact Tess Vartanian at tess.vartanian@duke.edu. Log in with this Webinar ID: 936 5394 0333, or this link: https://zoom.us/j/93653940333.

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    The DONE Awards are an annual tradition at Duke Law to recognize the contributions and achievements of students, student organizations, and faculty members to the Duke Law community. Awards will be given out for: Greatest Contribution to Civic Discourse (Organization), Greatest Role in Building Relationships (Organization), Greatest Service to the Outside Community (Organization), Outstanding Student Organization Leader (Student), Outstanding Contribution to the Duke Law Community (Student), as well as the Richard Lin Service Above Self Award (Student), the Distinguished Staff Member Award (Staff Member) and the Distinguished Teaching Award (Professor). The dress code for this online event is semi-formal. Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Sasha Kahn at sasha.kahn@duke.edu. Zoom Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/2949160696 Meeting ID: 294 916 0696

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • Virtual

    Have a question for the Clerkship Office about applying for clerkships? Want a quick review of your clerkship resume or cover letter? Want to talk to someone about the logistics of applying for clerkships through OSCAR, email, or mail? Whether you have questions about any of the above, or another question about clerkships, please drop-in to talk with us from 12:00-2:00pm. Sara Emley and Leigh Marquess from the Clerkship Office and Amelia Thorn from the Clerkship Committee will be available to help you with any clerkship questions you may have. To drop-in, access the Zoom link on the Clerkship Events page here: https://bit.ly/3d01qrc. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts will be joining Duke Law for an exciting conversation in honor of the 11th Annual Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium. The discussion will address Robert's thoughts on current issues facing the NBA, the future of basketball, and its intersection with college sports. Registration is free and open to the public. For more information or any questions, please contact Zack Flagel (zachary.flagel@duke.edu).

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    In February, a military-led coup halted Myanmar's transition to democracy, leaving companies scrambling to cut ties with the country's military-run conglomerates. But even before the coup, the military was responsible for severe human rights violations in Myanmar. The Duke Human Rights Law Society invites you to an in-depth discussion with Margaret Wachenfeld, Senior Advisor to the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, on businesses' human rights obligations in Myanmar pre- and post-coup. For more information, please contact Madeline Hundley at madeline.hundley@duke.edu or Emily Ledbetter at emily.ledbetter@duke.edu. Zoom ID: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92369502674

  • Virtual

    This panel will feature a discussion with lawyers who practice in Privacy, Data Security, and Cybersecurity. With the rise in artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, privacy and data security issues are growing in importance. Lawyers in this field are responsible for advising companies on a range of matters, including how to maintain compliance with the changing regulatory landscape for consumer data protection. Panelists are: Professor John Stark (L'89), Cameron Neal (LLM'17), and Kyle Levenberg (L'19). Sponsored by the Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Paul Drexler at paul.drexler@duke.edu

  • Virtual

    Join us for a conversation about young people's access to abortion care. We will discuss the impacts of various barriers as well as legal solutions. We will be joined by Elizabeth Barber from the North Carolina ACLU and Mars Earle from the Carolina Abortion Fund. Sponsored by If/When/How. Co-Sponsored by NLG, ACLU, WLSA, and CAGV. For more information, please contact Kelly Keglovits at kelly.keglovits@duke.edu. Zoom Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/91637163883

Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Virtual

    Please join WLSA and DLJ to discuss this year's Casenote competition, benefits of journal membership, and tips and tricks that will lead you to success. We highly encourage all WLSA 1Ls to join, regardless of whether or not you have decided you want to join a journal. This event has been incredibly helpful for WLSA members in the past, and we know it will be worth your time! A Zoom link will be circulated via the WLSA listserv. Co-sponsored by WLSA and DLJ. For more information, please contact Kendal Huennekaens at kendall.huennekens@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join the International Law Society for a lunch-time coffee chat with two attorneys in the Office of International Affairs at the Federal Trade Commission. Russell Damtoft is the Associate Director of the FTC's Office of International Affairs, focused on competition law. Michael Panzera is Counsel for International Consumer Protection in the Office of International Affairs. They will speak about their career paths in antitrust and consumer protection. There will also be an opportunity to ask them questions! Register in advance for this meeting: http://bitly.ws/cjZw. Sponsored by International Law Society. For more information, please contact Laurine Verwiel at lfv4@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join Kerry Abrams, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law, for a conversation on the recent increase in anti-Asian violence in the U.S. Panelists will provide key frameworks for understanding and disrupting the nuanced ways in which structural racism in America uniquely impacts those who identify and who are identified as Asian American and Pacific Islander, including the "model minority myth" and "foreigner status." They will then discuss how all types of anti-Asian bias can be placed within these analyses to understand the context for what can seem like individualized and isolated issues. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how anti-Asian bias and discrimination fits within broader structural racism concepts and will be challenged to consider our implicit biases. The panel will include Robert Chang JD/MA '92, Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law; Stephen Lee, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, UC-Irvine School of Law; and Jo-Ann Yoo, Executive Director, Asian American Federation. Moderated by Bethan Eynon, Director of Public Interest Careers. Open to all. Please register in advance with your netID@duke.edu email address at https://bit.ly/2QiDnKU. Contact James Lambert at james.lambert@law.duke.edu for more information. Sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

  • Virtual

    Basketball legend Grant Hill will be joining Duke Law for an exciting conversation in honor of the 11th Annual Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium. Hill is a HOF player for both Duke and the NBA, part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks, member of the NCAA Board of Governors, and was recently appointed Managing Director of Team USA Basketball. The discussion will address Hill's thoughts on the future of basketball and current issues facing the sport. Registration is free and open to the public. For more information or any questions, please contact Zack Flagel (zachary.flagel@duke.edu).

  • Virtual

    This program is for students who will be clerking after graduation and those who will be interning with a judge. Join Suzanne Corriell, Circuit Librarian for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, who will talk about the federal court library program and provide recommendations for research resources beneficial to you during your clerkship or internship. Please visit the CPDC Resource site at https://bit.ly/3sM1QGG to register for the event. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu. **This event will be recorded.**

  • Virtual

    Please join an informal meet and mingle networking event for current LLM students with LLM alumni living throughout the United States. This remote networking event will enable students and alumni to join us without travel, time, and expense constraints. You will be able to move between virtual tables to speak with alumni and your classmates in small groups. This reception is an excellent opportunity for you to connect with Duke alumni. RSVP link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_01hMp2ElCogowu2 Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Career Center. For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Virtual

    The Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum (DELPF) will hold virtual office hours on the morning of Friday, April 16, 2021. For those interested in the journal, please feel free to "drop by" at any time between 9-11am! Join via Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/95407551776. Sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum. For more information, please contact Kristen Renberg at kmr65@duke.edu or Chloe Shostak at cas192@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Are you curious about how energy infrastructure gets built? Please register at this link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_es6BfoWul7dhC3c to participate in a mock negotiation. All participants will have the chance to assume the role of a wind developer, a bank, a speculator, or a state public utility commission. Participants will be given a briefing on the issues surrounding the construction of a fictitious wind farm and then negotiate for their assigned client. Participants must register by Wednesday, April 14th at 11:59 PM. Sponsored by the Duke Law Energy Society. Co-sponsored by the Business Law Society and Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Marco Paternoster at marco.paternoster@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Law School Board of Visitors and Law Alumni Association Board of Directors will meet for part one of the spring board meetings. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join the Duke Law Journal (DLJ) and the Alaska Law Review (ALR) for Virtual Office Hours! Come chat with current members about their experiences on DLJ & ALR and what makes these journals unique. We will be available to answer any and all questions you may have about journals and the Casenote competition. For the Zoom link, please visit the Casenote Competition website: https://law.duke.edu/journals/casenote/ (student ID/password login required). For questions, please contact Jennalee Beazley (DLJ) at jennalee.beazley@duke.edu, or Kate Goldberg (ALR) at katherine.goldberg@duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • Virtual

    Do you want to learn more about legal careers in Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions? Join us for a discussion with Lee Tiedrich, Tech/IP Transactions Partner at Covington & Burling LLP; Michael Herrera, Tech Transactions Associate at Perkins Coie; and Padowithz Alce, patent attorney based in Charlotte. Sponsored by the Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Jinny Park at jinny.park@duke.edu. Please register in advance at this link: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtcOqsqjMvHdUnhUWuXsZOSeEjHuFIO…

  • Virtual

    Attention 1Ls: come learn about the Alaska Law Review, the flagship law journal for the state of Alaska. We examine both federal and state legal issues and publish articles and student works that are relevant to Alaska's practitioners. Come meet our rising 3Ls and find out why we are known as the fun journal! We will give a brief overview of the journal and casenote, and then open up for questions. We know you are all Zoom fatigued, so this shouldn't last longer than a half-hour! Sponsored by Alaska Law Review. For more information, please contact Kate Goldberg at katherine.goldberg@duke.edu. Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/5338511221.

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    This program is for 3Ls who will be clerking after graduation. A former clerk will provide an overview of what to expect during your clerkship and how to excel as a judicial clerk. Please visit the CPDC Resource site at https://bit.ly/3rmBhYc to register for the event. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join Stella Boswell and Bethan Eynon for virtual office hours. Say hi, ask questions about government/public interest (GPI) careers, meet someone new, or just hang out. Register in advance or the day of to access the zoom link: https://bit.ly/3daLYZ9. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Contact bethan.eynon@law.duke.edu with questions.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Virtual

    Join International Law Society (ILS) for a coffee chat with Duke Law's own Professor Rachel Brewster to know more about her courses and research on international economic law and international dispute settlement! Professor Brewster will also discuss her careers in clerkship, U.S. State Trade Representative and academia. This is also a great opportunity to learn more about opportunities for practicing international law in school, as Professor Brewster is the co-director of Duke's Center for International and Comparative Law and co-chair of Duke's JD-LLM Program. Sponsored by ILS. For more information, please contact Linda Ye at chuyi.ye@duke.edu or Maria Zheng at ruonan.zheng@duke.edu. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/31IqdcQ

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a discussion on LGBTQ+ children and families, and recent issues in the law, including in particular family law, civil rights, and protections and healthcare for transgender individuals. Panelists will include: Catherine Smith, professor of law at University of Denver Sturm College of Law, who co-authored an amicus brief on the rights of children cited in Obergefell; Carl Charles, Staff Attorney at Lambda Legal, who is involved in litigating a number of cases expanding and solidifying federal civil rights protections for transgender people, including challenging the constitutionality of the ban on military service by transgender people; and Kyle Velte, associate professor of law at the University of Kansas School of Law, who has authored amicus briefs filed before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the Masterpiece Cakeshop case in 2018. Co-sponsored by the National Lawyers' Guild, OutLaw, Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project, American Constitution Society, Human Rights Law Society, and the Latin American Law Students Association. Contact Matt Steyl at matthew.steyl@duke.edu with questions. Zoom ID: 830 851 9258

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    The Bolch Judicial Institute is hosting a two-hour virtual CLE program on proportional discovery, key considerations in discovery strategy, relevant case law, and cutting-edge issues in e-discovery. Panelists will include Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal (United States District Court, Southern District of Texas), Hon. Paul W. Grimm (United States District Court, District of Maryland), Hon. Andrew J. Peck (DLA Piper LLP, and retired United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York), David Kessler (Norton Rose & Fulbright LLP), and Jennie Lee Anderson (Andrus Anderson LLP). For a full description of the event, please visit https://buff.ly/3bargHQ. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. A limited number of spaces have been reserved for Duke Law Students to attend for free, and pre-registration is required. If interested in attending, please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a panel discussion on voting rights litigation in the 2020 election cycle, the recent flurry of restrictive state voting rights legislation, and bills H.R. 1, the For the People Act, and H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Panelists will include Jay Augustine (Of Counsel, Southern Coalition for Social Justice), Zach Newkirk (L'17, Associate, Perkins Coie), and Caitlin Swain (L'12, Co-Director, Forward Justice). Co-sponsored by the Duke Law American Constitution Society and American Civil Liberties Union. For more information, please contact Graham Stinnett at graham.stinnett@duke.edu. Zoom Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92542517112 Meeting ID: 925 4251 7112

  • Virtual

    Financial services regulatory reform will continue to be active these next three plus years, with the Biden administration focused on activity at the intersection of financial regulation and social policy. However, the pace and tenor of change under the Biden administration will be heavily influenced by the leadership of and senior personnel at the federal prudential and market regulators. Please join us for a panel discussion with Professors Sarah Bloom Raskin, Gina-Gail Fletcher, Elisabeth de Fontenay, Jim Cox, and Lawrence Baxter on what we might expect for financial regulation under the Biden administration. Moderated by Lee Reiners. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. To register: https://bit.ly/3e6GYnO. For more information, please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Virtual

    Please join Dean Abrams and other administrators for a discussion about fall 2021, including the recent University communication about vaccination requirements, and how that step and others may help us towards our goal of returning to a fully in-person semester. While we know we won't have answers for all of your questions, we look forward to sharing with you what we know and hearing your suggestions. You may submit questions or ideas for consideration in advance to student_affairs@law.duke.edu; if time permits, there will also be a general Q&A. Sponsored by The Office of Student Affairs, The Office of Academic Affairs, and The Dean's Office. This Duke Law Dialogue will be via Zoom: https://duke.zoom.us/j/92923347789.

  • Virtual

    We come together to celebrate the publication of Tigar's latest memoir, Sensing Injustice: A Lawyer's Life in the Battle for Change. Please join Michael Tigar, the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History for a virtual book launch featuring: • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies, California State University • Patrick Higginbotham, Senior United States Circuit Judge, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals • Jennifer Laurin, Wright C. Morrow Professor of Law, University of Texas at Austin • Roger Reeves, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Texas at Austin • Moderator: Karen Engle, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law & Founder and Co-director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin Register here via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuduGtqTMqHtUxB9gcqB-0oAChzv7… Contact humanrights@law.utexas.edu for more information

  • Virtual

    The Law School Board of Visitors and Law Alumni Association Board of Directors will meet for part two of the spring board meetings. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For more information, please contact Caitlin Shaw at caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu.

Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Virtual

    This is a mandatory meeting for LLM and exchange students who began their program in January to receive important information about the Honor Code and exams. If you have any questions or are unable to attend, please contact Suzanne Brown at brown@law.duke.edu. The Zoom registration link will be sent out by email

  • Virtual

    The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law's Spring 2021 seminar series, "Conversations on Innovation: New Thinking and New Approaches," seeks to shed light on innovation policy issues that are on the horizon. We will host a broad range of speakers with deep experience working within the innovation ecosystem in the U.S.A. and abroad. To kick off the series, we are thrilled to have two knowledgeable experts sit down with Duke Law School Professor Arti Rai to exchange ideas about the evolving strengths and weaknesses of the American R&D system: Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), and James Lewis, Director of the Technology Program at The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law. More information at https://bit.ly/3dsFG6g. Those interested in joining the session must register at https://bit.ly/3maXAON. For additional information, please contact Balfour Smith at: bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • Virtual

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

Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Virtual

    Investor Bill Hwang set off a storm in the stock market in March when his firm, Archegos Capital Management, and its banks, began liquidating huge positions in blue-chip companies, according to people familiar with the transactions. The sales sent individual stocks swooning and have left at least three banks with major damage. As a family office - a firm generally created to handle the investments of a single wealthy person and a small circle around them - Archegos was essentially unregulated. Please join us for a panel discussion with Professors Gina-Gail Fletcher, Elisabeth de Fontenay, Jim Cox, Lee Reiners, and Lawrence Baxter on why Archegos failed, who got hurt, and what should be done about it. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. To register: https://bit.ly/3dZjO2A. For more information, please contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

  • Virtual

    Historically, retail traders have not wielded significant influence in the financial markets. Recently, the tide has turned. Retail investors have steadily increased their footprint and today are responsible for approximately one-quarter of all trading in the markets. With the introduction of zero commission trading, greater numbers of everyday individuals are buy and selling stocks at previously unseen levels as trading becomes cheaper and more accessible. While this era of improved market democratization is laudable, it exposes tensions and fault lines in the functioning, regulation, and stability of the markets. As retail investors increase, questions arise as to the future of the markets, who the markets serve, and whether market accessibility can exist alongside efficiency, integrity, and stability. Using the recent GameStop frenzy to frame the discussion, this session will explore the pressing practical, policy, and regulatory ramifications that accompany the rise of the retail investor in the financial markets. This program is sponsored by the Duke Law Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu. To register, click here: https://cvent.me/1w59k9

  • Virtual

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

  • Virtual

    You are cordially invited to attend this year's Capstone Project Presentation by 3L Bridget Eklund. Duke Law's Capstone Project Program allows a 3L student to craft an individualized, interdisciplinary project that reflects the student's particular academic interests throughout law school. This year, Bridget Eklund has undertaken a Capstone Project that grew out of her work in a University Bass Connections Project relating to agricultural policy. In her project, Bridget presents three key reforms to the PUV program and proposes model legislation to facilitate these recommended reforms. Attendees can access this event by following the link provided: https://duke.zoom.us/j/94366734101?pwd=MXVncTliMFR0NFVUTEtkUnFIYUpBdz09 Sponsored by the Capstone Project Program. For more information, please contact Professor Kathy Bradley at kbradley@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 06, 2021