2022

Monday, January 10, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Join us as we hear from Judge Don Willett (JD/MA '92, MJS '16) as he discusses the importance of civic literacy in a constitutional form of government. Before his confirmation to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017, Judge Willett served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Texas and later on the Texas Supreme Court. A grab-and-go lunch will be served after Judge Willett's remarks, which will begin promptly at 12:30pm. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and co-sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information on this event, contact Ben Hunt at benjamin.hunt@duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Join us as staff from the SEC's Atlanta Regional Office highlight the work of Securities Examiners and Enforcement Attorneys as they use the federal securities laws to protect investors and hold bad actors accountable. They will detail how Examinations staff conducted an examination of a firm subject to regulation in North Carolina; the suspected violations of federal securities laws that they referred to Enforcement staff; and the investigation conducted by Enforcement attorneys, including collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and filing charges in U.S. District Court. This event will provide students with a glimpse into the life of an SEC Enforcement Attorney by detailing a case that was ultimately referred to a U.S. Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution. SEC attorneys will stick around after the event to speak with students about career opportunities at the SEC and answer questions. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a talk with North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Lucy Inman. Judge Inman will survey provisions in the North Carolina Constitution that provide rights in the state related to education, labor, and other core values that are in addition to those provided by the United States Constitution. She will also discuss the application of those provisions by North Carolina's appellate courts and the benefits of clerking for North Carolina state courts. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Please join the attorneys of Simpson Thacher for a discussion about the firm, their careers, and their advice for 1Ls. You can register for this virtual event here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0NAuW8ynUGYssaq. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 11th at noon. Please email courtney.scoufis@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 3043

    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. 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

    For over a decade, Judge Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge in the Miami-Dade County Court, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, has worked with stakeholders to reform how the criminal legal system interacts with individuals with mental illnesses. With his colleagues he has developed a unique diversion model, the "Miami Model," that is a model for reducing violence, unnecessary arrests, and inappropriate incarceration among persons with mental illness. The model encourages recovery, reduces stigma, and gives individuals hope. In this panel discussion, Judge Leifman and Cindy Schwartz and Justin Volpe from his program will present their approach to diversion. Dr. Marvin Swartz will moderate. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/MiamiModel. Sponsored by the Wilson Center. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    Limit one per student. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Join Dr. Jimmie Lenz, Director of the Master of Engineering Programs in Financial Technology and Cybersecurity, and Lee Reiners, Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University, for an informal discussion of the latest crypto news topics. Sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information: reiners@law.duke.edu. Zoom: https://duke.zoom.us/j/98634831540

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Thursday, January 20, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    Limit one per student. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    Courts have become increasingly involved in overseeing the immigration policies announced by the President and his agencies. The result has been a dizzying array of on again, off again directives that raise fundamental questions about the obligations of the President as immigration prosecutor, the scope of his discretionary power, and the race to the courthouse in search of a sword or a shield. In this talk, Professor Evans will discuss the implications of headlines grabbing cases involving Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Travel Ban, Enforcement Priorities, and Border Policy. The session will examine whether courts have abandoned the doctrine that afforded plenary power to the political branches to regulate immigration policy and what courts' divergent decisions mean for administrative policy-making and the integrity of the courts. Using recent immigration litigation as a backdrop, we will explore the future of immigration policy and how those policies might fare in the courtroom. This event is sponsored by the Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu. Use this link to register: https://cvent.me/71XmEQ

  • Law School 3037

    Join Commissioner and Duke Law Professor Margaret H. Lemos for a discussion of the final report by the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court. She will be joined by Professor Neil S. Siegel, who testified before the Commission on reforms such as court packing, term limits, and more diversity. We'll spend most of the time answering your questions. Grab-and-go Rise Biscuits will be served starting at 12:25 for those who plan to attend the remarks beginning at 12:45. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Mark Scalzo at mark.scalzo@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Moderated by Professor Jennifer Jenkins, the event will address how AAPI women-identifying attorneys can succeed and thrive in the workplace after graduation. The panelists include two excellent AAPI women attorneys who have practiced IP in big law and in-house. The panelists and moderator will join via Zoom, and students will have the option to join via Zoom or join in Room 4045. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the end of the event for those who will join in-person. Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/3FtWmpO, and Zoom information will be distributed to the participants before the event. Sponsored by Professor Jenkins and APALSA. For more information, please contact Yoo Jung Hah (yoojung.hah@duke.edu) or Sarah Tinaphong (sarah.tinaphong@due.edu).

  • Law School 4042

    Join us for a conversation with Duke Law alumnus Sandeep Vaheesan (Legal Director, Open Markets Institute) about recent executive and agency efforts to innovate and reform competition law and policy, including the whole-of-government approach toward reinvigorating competition policy in President Biden's recent executive order and FTC Chair Lina Khan's agenda for enforcing fair competition law. Sponsored by the Competition Law Society. Please contact Connor Leydecker at cl493@duke.edu for more information. Register Here: https://forms.gle/4TeTGchVDke1wkuV9

  • Virtual

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project (VITA) is hosting a Zoom infosession. The VITA program provides income tax assistance to low-income individuals and families in North Carolina. The infosession can be accessed through the following Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/95105115561. Sponsored by VITA. If you have any additional questions, please contact Jake Ingoglia at jake.ingoglia@duke.edu.

Friday, January 21, 2022

  • Virtual

    North Carolina Department of Justice Deputy General Counsel Daniel Mosteller and Senior Policy Counsel Steven Mange will join the Wilson Center for Science and Justice to discuss the state of national litigation about opioids. NC Attorney General Josh Stein announced in 2021 a $26 billion settlement with opioid distributors and a manufacturer. Dr. Marvin Swartz will moderate. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/OpioidLitigation. Sponsored by the Wilson Center. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/21, 1/28, and 2/4 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/11 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://bit.ly/2ZC46XE

  • Grainger Hall 2102

    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Practicum Course presents Glasgow Climate Conference COP26 Debrief. Join Duke Students and Professors to hear about the outcomes of the Glasgow Climate Conference & reflections on the COP26 experience. An outdoor reception will follow. For more information. please contact Gabriela Nagle Alverio at gen4@duke.edu

Monday, January 24, 2022

  • Law School 4044

    Check-in & Preparing for the Spring Semester - OutLaw invites members of their mentorship program to connect over lunch for a wellness check-in and to share tips and tricks for the 1L Spring semester. All mentees are encouraged to register regardless of their mentor's availability. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at 12:30 pm. To RSVP, please fill out the following form by 1/21/22: https://forms.gle/yQZJuamZ1JaLMKjq7. For more information regarding the event, please contact Valeria Chavez at vc116@duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a conversation with Judge Timothy Kelly T'91. Judge Kelly was appointed as a district court judge in 2017. Prior to his appointment, Judge Kelly was the Chief Counsel for National Security and Senior Crime Counsel to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley and Staff Director on the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control from 2013-2017. He also served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Public Integrity Section from 2007-2013 and an AUSA with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia from 2003-2007. Judge Kelly served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald L. Buckwalter (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania). Grab and go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4000

    Join DBA for a short information session about our upcoming elections, including available positions, the election timeline, and what's involved in running/being in DBA. While we hope to be in-person and provide a grab-and-go lunch, we will update this event blurb with a Zoom link if necessary. We will have plenty of time for Q&A, but please feel free to submit your questions in advance using this form so we know what you're interested in hearing about: https://forms.gle/mHy39DwkdWrCCHWj6. Reach out to Emmy at mew89@duke.edu with any questions. See you there!

  • Law School 4055

    Students are invited to join the Duke Law North Carolina Club for lunch with Craig Schauer, Partner and Chair of the Law Student Recruiting Committee, of Brooks Pierce's Raleigh Office and Justin Outling, Partner and Director of Diversity & Inclusion, of Brooks Pierce's Greensboro Office. This is an informal opportunity to learn more about practicing in North Carolina and at Brooks Pierce. Please RSVP at the link below. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club. For more information, please contact Marino Leone at marino.leone@duke.edu. https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_57rIxplFIL6AAaW

  • Law School 4047

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

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

  • Law School 4055

    Please join the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) for our first general body meeting of the semester. Members will discuss upcoming events and have the opportunity to connect with mentors. All members welcome. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting. To RSVP, please contact Alyssa Reyes at alyssa.reyes@duke.edu. Please note that this event is tentatively scheduled to be in person.

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a panel featuring 2Ls headed to mid-size markets such as Chicago, Boston, Miami, Raleigh, and Atlanta. They will provide their advice on how best to network with attorneys, identify potential firms, and prepare for OCI. There will be the opportunity to breakout into geographic-specific groups later during the event. Sponsored by Business Law Society. For questions, please contact Brian Yoffe at bry4@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    OutLaw has long played a role in advocating for the LGBTQ+ community at Duke Law. Join us as we recount past successes of our advocacy efforts at the Law School and discuss how the group can best advocate for LGBTQ+ law students moving forward. Takeaway lunch will be provided. Sponsored by OutLaw. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/bPVFqBgJz8HLcLCL9.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

  • Law School 4055

    Please join us and hear from speakers Scheree Gilchrist, a project director and managing attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina, and Michael Cleborne, a public defender with the Durham Public Defender's Office, about their experiences in direct services work. Please RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAcRA36whxvHLnu7JDgqEt-UXsWzW…. Sponsored by GPS. For more information, please contact Adam Golden at adam.golden@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Join DBA for a short information session about our upcoming elections, including available positions, the election timeline, and what's involved in running/being in DBA. While we hope to be in-person and provide a grab-and-go lunch, we will update this event blurb with a Zoom link if necessary. We will have plenty of time for Q&A, but please feel free to submit your questions in advance using this form so we know what you're interested in hearing about: https://forms.gle/mHy39DwkdWrCCHWj6. Reach out to Emmy at mew89@duke.edu with any questions. See you there!

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Mock Trial Board for an information session on the Twiggs-Beskind Mock Trial Competition. The competition will take place in February. This session will include general information on the competition and an overview of the rules. Sponsored by the Mock Trial Board. For more information, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    This is the second Community Roundtable of the year for Duke Law's student organizations. Attendance of at least one officer from each DBA-chartered student group is mandatory. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

Friday, January 28, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 1/21, 1/28, and 2/4 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/11 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://bit.ly/2ZC46XE

  • Virtual

    The LALSA 1L Class Advice Session will provide an opportunity for LALSA 1Ls to speak to a 2L or 3L who previously took the same class with the same professor. We encourage LALSA 1Ls to attend and ask any questions they may have! The Zoom link will be sent to the LALSA Listserv. For more information, please contact Taliah Rodriguez at taliah.rodriguez@duke.edu.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

  • See description

    Work OutLaw! Join us as we conquer our New Years' fitness goals with a private kickboxing workout class. Meet at Pure1 MMA Durham at 12:45 for a 1:00 p.m. class. Dress in athletic clothes and wear sneakers! Please bring water and a comfortable face mask. Sponsored by OutLaw. Please contact Christian Rodriguez at Christian.Rodriguez@duke.edu for more information. RSVP here by Friday, January 28: https://forms.gle/cEtJyCj6Xaw1orEu6.

Monday, January 31, 2022

  • None

    Join us virtually for this week-long celebration of research including an exciting array of faculty lectures and panel discussions; graduate student, trainee, and postdoctoral fellow flash talks; and special guest speakers presenting the Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, Distinguished Lecture and Daubechies Lecture 2022.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a discussion with the Hon. Stephanos Bibas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on the topic of judicial rhetoric and its role in American democracy. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided at 12:25, prior to Judge Bibas' remarks at 12:45. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact John Addy at john.addy@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    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! If you have any specific questions you would like answered, please include them in the RSVP form prior to the event (link: https://tinyurl.com/2p979v2e). Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Keegan Trofatter at keegan.trofatter@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    The Human Rights in Practice speaker series presents discussions with noted practitioners on a wide range of current human rights issues. These events are organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. 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 event is free and open to all. No registration is required. More information to come or contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Thursday, February 03, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Join us as we listen to Professor Russell Weaver discuss the Future of Internet Speech. Professor Weaver is a noted scholar for his work on Free Speech, and he has also written several casebooks on the First Amendment. Professor Nicole Ligon, Supervising Attorney of Duke Law's First Amendment Clinic, will provide commentary. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at 12:25, with Professor Weaver's remarks starting at 12:45. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Ben Hunt at benjamin.hunt@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    A general body meeting for the Moot Court Board members. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Erin Flood at erin.n.flood@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Moving to New York after graduation? Learn more about the NYC apartment hunting process with Cooper & Cooper's informative webinar in their 11th 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 the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    David Levi, Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law, talks with Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit about her career and her time on the bench. She began her career as a legal academic in 1980 after a brief period at the U.S. State Dept. From 1993 until she was appointed a Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit in 1995, she served as Deputy Assistant AG in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Dept. She was Chief Judge of the Seventh Circuit from 2013 to 2020. She clerked for Judge Irving Goldberg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Wood is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a Board Member of the American Bar Foundation, is on the Council of the American Law Institute, and is a Senior Lecturer at the Univ. of Chicago Law School. She received her B.A. and her J.D. from the Univ. of Texas at Austin. Sponsored by Bolch Judicial Institute. FMI - please contact Ann Yandian (ann.yandian@law.duke.edu). You must register at this link: https://buff.ly/3c5N0Em. Zoom meeting link will be emailed within 24 of the event.

Friday, February 04, 2022

  • Virtual

    Virginia is the most recent state to abolish the death penalty, but capital punishment is still authorized in 27 states, by the federal government and the U.S. military. There are numerous studies and advocates to point to why the death penalty should be abolished nationwide, but the people who are sentenced to death are the ones who can speak best about the true impact of such punishment. Join the Wilson Center for Science and Justice for a discussion with George Wilkerson, who is currently serving on death row in North Carolina, and Tessie Castillo, an international journalist specializing in criminal justice, drug policy, and social issues. The two were co-authors of the book, Crimson Letters, Voices from Death Row, which is a collection of personal essays from four incarcerated men, including Wilkerson. Wilson Center Executive Director Yvette Garcia Missri will moderate, and there will be time for Q&A. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/WCSJTheirOwnWords. Sponsored by the Wilson Center. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 2/4 and 2/18 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/11 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://bit.ly/2ZC46XE

  • 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. For more information, please contact a BLS rep at businesslawsociety@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 07, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice at the Cato Institute, and Professor Brandon L. Garrett, L. Neil Williams, Jr. Professor of Law and Director of the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, will discuss plea bargains and the role they play in the modern criminal justice system. Associate Professor Ben Grunwald will moderate the discussion. A grab-and-go lunch will be served at 12:25pm with remarks starting at 12:45pm. Organized by the Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Innocence Project, the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, and the Criminal Law Society For more information, please contact Kyle Gantz at kyle.gantz@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Please join WLSA for a lunch panel moderated by Professor Marin Levy and featuring Judge Amy St. Eve from the Seventh Circuit Court of appeals and Judge Robin L. Rosenberg from the Southern District of Florida (Judge St. Eve will be participating virtually). The judges will discuss their experiences serving on the federal bench, the value of female mentorship in the practice of law, and the importance of clerkships. Sponsored by WLSA and the Duke Law Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Gaby Feliciani at gxf@duke.edu. Grab and go lunch will be provided following the event. Please register by Thursday, February 3 at: https://forms.gle/cvr7Kp6yGyMZ6TDV7.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a four-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's largest legal markets for corporate work. The Biglaw in a Bite: NY panel will showcase alumni working in the New York area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. This year's panel will feature Christine Chen ('13) from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Catherine Kim (JD '16) from Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Sam Kwon (JD '13) from Kirkland & Ellis; Min Lee (JD '14) from McDermott Will & Emery; and Stephany Yang (JD/LLM '18) from Latham & Watkins. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. RSVP at https://bit.ly/33NkWFB. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Grace Li at g.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis to learn more about the firm's culture and private equity practice. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

  • Law School 4049

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at Duke Law School on Tuesday, February 8. Two cases will be heard by the Court. You must sign-up to attend. Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3t5hAYy. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4045

    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 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. More information about the panelists will follow. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Ken Hong at kenneth.hong@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    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 U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Resident. Maxine Sanders, from Duke's Visa Services Office, will be at the Law School to present information on the OPT process, as well as offer an opportunity to ask questions. Sponsored by the International Studies Office. For more information, contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Virtual

    Come informally mix and mingle with over 50 young public interest alumni. Chat about what they love most about working in nonprofits, federal and state government agencies, and more. Students will be able to move freely between virtual tables to talk with alumni in small groups. Casual attire. Click here to RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bPjCDUsUHVaczzM. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. For more information or questions, please contact Monique Taylor at monique.taylor@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

  • 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. This is a virtual event; however, viewing is available in room 3043. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu

  • Law School 4042

    Join OutLaw for our Spring Semester General Body Meeting! We will review our upcoming events for the remainder of the school year and share important information regarding the March elections. Takeaway lunch to follow conclusion of event. See you there! Sponsored by OutLaw. Contact Michael Biondi (Michael.Biondi@duke.edu) for more information. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/s3PhGrFjDo3KC9Wc8.

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice speaker series, join Eva Okoth, Natural Justice, and Kristin Casper, Greenpeace International, for a discussion of the use of litigation and other legal strategies to secure human rights and climate and environmental justice in Kenya and around the world, moderated by Monica Iyer, Duke Law School. The event is organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. 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 Environmental Law and Policy Clinic; the Environmental Law Society; the Human Rights Law Society; and the International Law Society. The event is free and open to all; no registration required. Lunch will be available grab-and-go after the program. For those who can't attend in person, the event will be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/3FIvLpc, starting at 12:30 p.m. More information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a four-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's largest legal markets for big law work. The CA panel will showcase alumni working in the California area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. This year's panel will feature Kevin Wu (Duke JD '17) of Latham & Watkins, Esther Phu (JD '17) of Morgan Lewis, Kimberly Wang (JD '18) of Freshfields, and Nicole Huang (JD '16) of Orrick. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. RSVP at https://forms.gle/aEWi62YcA7VAQvXv6. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Michelle Kim at michelle.kim74@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

  • Law School 3000

    Interested in learning more about how to write legal scholarship and receive feedback on your work? Meet with members of the Law Teaching Committee to discuss the process of writing a note or article, and how to become part of the Student Scholarship Workshop Series to share works-in-progress throughout the spring semester. Boxed lunches will be provided after the event. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information and to register, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • 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. Tony Messenger is the metro columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His book, Profit and Punishment: How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice, is a call to arms, shining a light on a two-tiered system invisible to most Americans. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Messenger about his work. Wilson Center Director Brandon Garrett will moderate. The book can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Profit-Punishment-America-Criminalizes-Justice/d.... Registration is required. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/NovelJusticeMessenger. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for an informal conversation with Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society as part of the Bolch Judicial Institute's Judge In Residence Program. For more information about the program, visit https://bit.ly/JudgeWoodAtDuke. Please contact Lily Talerman at lily.talerman@duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Biglaw in a Bite Series, a four-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's largest legal markets for corporate work. The Big Law in a Bite: Mid-Sized markets panel will showcase alumni working in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Philadelphia to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. We are excited to hear from the following attorneys: Joshua Carroll (Ropes & Gray - Boston) Panelists include Jennifer Tian (Latham & Watkins - Chicago) Betty Yang (Gibson Dunn - Dallas) Gloria Liu (Drinker Biddle & Reath - Philadelphia) Karina Moy (Akin Gump - Philadelphia) Grab-and-go pizza from Enzo's will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Amanda Yang at amanda.e.yang@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Rick Glazier will be joining us to share how he's worked to connect his values to his work through his experience as a state legislator and as executive director of the NC Justice Center. A grab-and-go lunch option will be provided afterwards. Sponsored by Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA). Co-sponsored by Duke Law ACLU, Government and Public Service Society, and the North Carolina Club. RSVP here: bit.ly/JLSAJobs. For more information, please contact Ali Rosenblatt at ali.rosenblatt@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4172

    Join the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project for a wide-ranging conversation with attorneys from the National Lawyer's Guild's National Immigration Project (NIPNLG). NIPNLG does impact litigation, provides direct legal services, and creates resources for attorneys across the country dealing with immigration issues. The attorneys-Ann Garcia, Amber Qureshi, and Caitlin Bellis-will discuss their paths to public interest work, internships and post-graduate fellowships, as well as their current advocacy efforts. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided following the conversation. RSVP to be included in lunch count: https://forms.gle/Khunh6qJKgLcckNi6. Co-sponsored by the Duke Bar Association, National Lawyers Guild, and Government and Public Service Society. This event is part of DIRP's Career Digest Series. Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP). Contact adam.beyer@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4047

    Come join BLSA as we celebrate the beginning of Black History Month 2022! Every year, we host this event to build community, remember our history, and come together to enjoy a night of trivia. Grab and go dinners will be provided by Dame's Chicken & Waffles. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact P.J. Austin at p.j.austin@duke.edu.

Friday, February 11, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This session is an extension of the Financial Markets Bootcamp and will be dedicated to exploring the practice of finance within Big Law. This session will be taught by practicing attorneys. Students do not need to attend the previous financial markets bootcamp sessions to gain value from "Finance in Big Law." Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu or register at: https://bit.ly/2ZC46XE

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Monday, February 14, 2022

  • Law School 4047

    Please join DIRP, APALSA, GPS, ILS, ACLU, HRLS, and MENALSA for an in-person conversation with Research Associate Sebghatullah Jalali (LLM'19) who recently joined the Duke Immigration Rights Clinic after being forced to leave his position with the US Institute of Peace in Afghanistan in order to protect his life. Jalali will be sharing about his journey; his experience using his Duke LLM; how he went from training professors as well as undergrad students in peacebuilding and conflict resolution in Kabul to living through the Afghan government collapse and finally coming to Duke. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting. Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/dukelawjalali. For questions, please contact Kiki Shim at ks598@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    Learn about the unique specifics of pursuing a career in patent law, including the state of the market, the job search and various practice options. With the help of practicing attorneys from Wilson, Sonsini and Finnegan, we will cover the differences between patent boutiques and general practice firms, prosecution vs. litigation, and additional opportunities, including in-house and government positions. Upper-level students will also discuss their individual job searches, including participation in the Loyola Patent Interview Program, as well as their interviewing experiences. For more information, please contact Jennifer Caplan (jennifer.caplan@law.duke.edu). Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Students interested in studying abroad for the Fall 2022 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. Recent JD graduates will also be on hand to share their study abroad experience. Grab and go lunch will be available. Sponsored by the Academic Affairs and International Studies. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join the Environmental Law Society for a discussion with Federal Judge James Boasberg, moderated by Professor Roady. Judge Boasberg serves the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and has handled several high-profile environmental cases, including battles over right whales, ocean monuments, and the Dakota Access Pipeline. He has also recently served as the Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 2020 to 2021. This event will be in a Q&A format and the audience is encouraged to ask questions. Sponsored by ELS and DBA. Please RSVP here: bit.ly/32V8q6o by February 12. For more information, please contact EllieAnn Lesko at ellieann.lesko@duke.edu. Grab and Go lunches will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a talk with North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Lucy Inman. Judge Inman will survey provisions in the North Carolina Constitution that provide rights in the state related to education, labor, and other core values that are in addition to those provided by the United States Constitution. She will also discuss the application of those provisions by North Carolina's appellate courts and the benefits of clerking for North Carolina state courts. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office and North Carolina Club. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu

  • Law School 3041

    Please join the Business Law Society for a panel discussion with attorneys from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what being a Skadden attorney is all about. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

Thursday, February 17, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a panel discussion with Professors Maggie Lemos, Marin Levy, Darrell Miller, and Neil Siegel for a discussion of Justice Breyer's upcoming retirement from the Supreme Court. The panel discussion will cover the upcoming nomination and confirmation process, as well as what it will mean for the Court to be without Justice Breyer after this Term. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law. For more information, please contact Marlen Iraheta at marleniraheta@law.duke.edu. Boxed grab-and-go lunches will be provided.

  • Law School 3037

    Join DLTS for a Technology Transactions career panel moderated by Professor Lee Tiedrich. The panel features four tech transactions attorneys: Mary Newcomer Williams (JD/LLM '96): Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft; Gary Greenstein: Technology Transactions Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Graeme Bushart (JD '18): Technology Transactions Associate at Perkins Coie; Jie Wang: Licensing, Strategic Partnering and Commercial Transactions Associate at Gunderson Dettmer Tech transactions attorneys work on both standalone tech transactions (such as licensing agreements, collaboration/joint development agreements, and strategic partnership agreements), as well as broader corporate transactions and M&A deals that have technology or IP components. This panel is a great opportunity to learn more about a growing field that sits at the intersection of law and technology. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Please sign up here for the event: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8wf4L8IKOR6WzFI. For more information, please contact Mina Li at mina.li@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Join us for our first general body meeting of the semester! We will be discussing our upcoming events and plans for the semester. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided to those who register. Register here: https://forms.gle/rpc1XfLMRSSMPoxK6. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. For more information, please contact Claudia Benz at claudia.benz@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    District Attorney Ben David from Wilmington joins Duke Law Mock Trial for an opening statement workshop. DA David will speak about what makes a good opening statement in trial. This workshop will be particularly helpful for those competing in the Twiggs-Beskind Mock Trial Tournament. Sponsored by Mock Trial. For more information, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Interested in pro bono work and considering a career in big law? Big law firms represent a wide variety of pro bono clients in matters including immigration, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights, economic justice, among others. Join the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP) and the Criminal Law Society for a panel with Michelle Park Chiu (Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius SF), David Maxwell (Sr. Associate for Pro Bono, Hogan Lovells DC), and Erin Meyer (Pro Bono Counsel, Proskauer NY). Another panelist may be joining as well. The panelists will answer questions on pro bono opportunities and misconceptions at big law firms. RSVP for a grab and go lunch at https://forms.gle/46kaEzDSQhUgYLR17.Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP). Contact g.li@duke.edu for more information.

Friday, February 18, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Many Duke Law graduates go on to careers in the financial services industry. During their careers, these lawyers will encounter myriad financial products with varying degrees of complexity. Those demonstrating an understanding of the mechanics, pricing, and risk of various financial products will be in a better position to succeed and advance their career. This bootcamp - free of charge - will provide students with an overview of fixed income and equity markets and the products that trade in them. Students will not be expected to have any previous experience in these areas, although those students who have taken one or more of Duke Law's finance/banking courses may get more out of the bootcamp. The bootcamp will be held on 2/4 and 2/18 from 1 - 3:30 pm. There will be an additional session on 2/11 that will focus on finance in big law. Sponsored by Paul, Weiss and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact reiners@law.duke.edu, or RSVP at https://bit.ly/2ZC46XE

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    Please join us at Boxcar Bar & Arcade for the First Annual Duke Law Affinity Mixer. Join Duke Law's racial and ethnic affinity groups for an open discussion on diversity in the law. The event will include dinner, arcade tokens, and mixing! Sponsored by APALSA, BLSA, LALSA, MENALSA, SALSA, & WOCC. Please contact Nicole De Brigard at nd142@duke.edu for more information. RSVP LINK: https://forms.gle/dVz2zKHsw2qLAscYA

Monday, February 21, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a conversation with Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly L'91. Chief Judge Connolly was appointed as a district court judge in 2018 and became chief judge in 2021. After graduating from Duke Law in 1991, Chief Judge Connolly clerked for The Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. After his clerkship he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware from 1992-1999. He then worked for two years in private practice before becoming the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, serving in that position from 2001-2009. He returned to private practice until his judicial appointment. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Grab and go lunch will be provided. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

  • Law School 4044

    WLSA invites students to join Professors Ligon and Ludington in a conversation about their work in the First Amendment Clinic. This 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 Professors Ligon and Ludington. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided after the event. RSVP by February 21st at 12pm at this link: https://forms.gle/D34tJ1oT7K541sudA Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, contact Melissa Gustafson at mmg77@duke.edu. We hope to see you there!

  • Law School 3043

    Join our distinguished panelists, the Honorable Allison Jones Rushing, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Honorable Goodwin H. Liu, California Supreme Court, and the Honorable Anita Earls, North Carolina Supreme Court, for a discussion about clerkships. The judges will share their perspectives on topics such as the benefits of clerking, what they look for in applications, and how they work with their clerks. They will also answer questions. Grab and go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3041

    The Duke Law Moot Court Board invites you to the final round of this year's Dean's Cup, Duke's premier oral advocacy competition. The Honorable Anita Earls, North Carolina Supreme Court, the Honorable Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court, and the Honorable Allison Rushing, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will be judging our two finalists, Jenny Wheeler and Eric Tucker, for what is sure to be a fantastic round. For those who can't attend in person, the event will be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/3H3bbjS starting at 5:30pm. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board and the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact the Dean's Cup Coordinators at deanscup@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Please join Dean Kerry Abrams for Lawyers and Leaders, a series of conversations with pathbreaking figures in the legal profession and beyond. Her guest will be Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of the California Supreme court. Nominated by Governor Jerry Brown, Justice Liu was unanimously confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments and sworn into office on September 1, 2011. Before joining the state's highest court, Justice Liu was Professor of Law and Associate Dean at the UC Berkeley School of Law. His primary areas of expertise are constitutional law, education law and policy, and diversity in the legal profession. Grab and go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. Please contact Rachel Greeson for more information rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

  • Law School 4049

    Please join us for a talk with Professor Ittai Paldor (Faculty of Law, Hebrew University). Please join us for a talk with Professor Ittai Paldor (Faculty of Law, Hebrew University). Sponsored by Law & Economics Faculty and the Duke Bar Association. For more information, contact Barak Richman at richman@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    As a student loan borrower, you are required to complete an Exit Loan Counseling session and submit updated contact information and resources to help you manage your loans after you leave Duke. Please register to attend: https://bit.ly/3u0MRMM. Sponsored by Duke Office of Student Loans and Personal Finance. For more information, please contact financialaid@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join us for a discussion on the future of school choice with the Institute for Justice's Michael Bindas and Duke Law Professor Jane Wettach. Mr. Bindas was lead counsel for IJ in Carson v. Makin and argued the case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Wettach is a clinical professor, directs the Children's Law Clinic, and teaches Education law at Duke Law School. A grab and go lunch will be provided at 12:25, with the discussion beginning at 12:45. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Children's Law Clinic. For more information, please contact Matt Queen at matt.queen@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Join the North Carolina Club for a panel with attorneys and students working within the Duke University community to learn more about career and internship opportunities outside of the law school. Featuring Nichole Davis '15 from the Office of Counsel, Eric Wagner from the Office of Translation and Commercialization, and Sam Schrader '22 from the Duke Management Company. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by NCC and DBA. For more information, please contact Gina Campanelli at gina.campanelli@duke.edu

  • Virtual

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Hogan Lovells to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Hogan Lovells. This is a virtual event; however, viewing is available in room 4047. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the American Constitution Society and OutLaw for a conversation about election law with Buddy Norton, Deputy Voter Protection Director with the North Carolina Democratic Party. Buddy will provide an overview of the field of election law, as well as ways to get involved in election law and voter protection both during law school and after graduation. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by ACLU, If/When/How, and NLG. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/VMNGZsd7pRwbT8NN7. For more information, contact Lily Talerman at lily.talerman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3210 Flex Learning

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Kristin Casper, General Counsel, Greenpeace International, 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. Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    Join Duke Bar Association for a short information session about our upcoming representative elections, including available positions, the election timeline, and what's involved in running and participating in DBA. We will have plenty of time for Q&A, but please feel free to submit your questions in advance using this form so we know what you're interested in hearing about: https://forms.gle/7ceN3C1mJDqF1xtX9. Sponsored by DBA. Reach out to Monica at monica.calce@duke.edu with any questions. See you there!

  • Law School 3037

    Michele Pearce, the former Acting General Counsel of the Army and Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, will join us for an interactive discussion facilitated by Professor Lee Tiedrich on the intersection of national security and technology, including data, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and space tech. Ms. Pearce also will discuss her career path, including her experience serving as Acting General Counsel of the Army during the Trump impeachments. Please register at: https://bit.ly/369UjeR. Sponsored by Duke Science and Society. For more information, please contact Bobbi Pabon at bobbi.pabon@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Sponsored by the Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security (LENS). For more information please contact Amanda Gonzalez at amanda.gonzalez@duke.edu.

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    DLMA is hosting music trivia at Oak House! Come show off your musical knowledge for a chance to win prizes! Sponsored by DBA. For questions, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

Friday, February 25, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Speakers include the Honorable Jeh Johnson, General Phil Breedlove, USAF (Ret.), General Larry Spencer, USAF (Ret.), Mr. Dean Cheng and Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel for the U.S. Coast Guard RADM Melissa Bert as well as Director of Operations and International Law for the U.S. Air Force Brig Gen. Gail Crawford and Prof. Mike Newton from Vanderbilt University.
    Sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. The full conference agenda can be found at https://web.law.duke.edu/lens/conference/2022/. For more information please email Amanda Gonzalez at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join LALSA to briefly check-in and discuss how the semester is going. Please come with questions about specific classes, requests for support and advice from 2Ls and 3Ls on how to finish the semester strong. Please try to connect with your mentor/mentee at this time! A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Alyssa Reyes at alyssa.reyes@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Speakers include the Honorable Jeh Johnson, General Phil Breedlove, USAF (Ret.), General Larry Spencer, USAF (Ret.), Mr. Dean Cheng and Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel for the U.S. Coast Guard RADM Melissa Bert as well as Director of Operations and International Law for the U.S. Air Force Brig Gen. Gail Crawford and Prof. Mike Newton from Vanderbilt University.
    Sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. The full conference agenda can be found at https://web.law.duke.edu/lens/conference/2022/. For more information please email Amanda Gonzalez at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 28, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Duke Law graduate and Durham District Attorney Satana Deberry will join us to speak about prosecutorial responsibility. Ms. Deberry has served as District Attorney since 2018. Before that, she served as a criminal defense attorney and General Counsel for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Join us to hear her take on the role of the prosecutor in our justice system and her policies towards prosecutorial responsibility. Sponsored by the Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Mary Beth Barksdale at marybeth.barksdale@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice speaker series, join Khanyo Farisé, OutRight Action International, Sam Freeman, Make the Shift, Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Duke Law School, and Amanda McRae, Women Enabled International, as they discuss human rights advances during the past two years in a global pandemic, moderated by Jayne Huckerby, Duke Law School. Organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by ACS; APALSA; BLSA; CAGV; Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; DIRP; Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics; Duke Law Children's Law Clinic; Duke Law Civil Justice Clinic; Duke Law Community Enterprise Clinic; Duke Law Environmental Law and Policy Clinic; Duke Law First Amendment Clinic; Duke Law Health Justice Clinic; Duke Law Immigrant Rights Clinic; ELS; FLS; HLS; HRLS; If/When/How; ILS; LALSA; NLG; MENALSA; NALSA; OutLaw; SALSA, and, WLSA. Event is free and open to all; no registration required. Grab-and-go lunch available after the program. For those who can't attend in person, livestream at https://bit.ly/3tHpSGg, starting at 12:30 p.m. More info: Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join LALSA in welcoming Gerardo Párraga (Simpson Thacher), Diana Castro (McGuireWoods), and Ruben Muñoz (Akin Gump) for a virtual networking event and Q&A session. Grab and Go lunches will be provided following the event. Sponsored by LALSA. For any questions please contact Atzin Villarreal Sosa at arv21@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Law Teaching Committee as they discuss student papers intended for publication. The paper for each workshop will be sent out in advance. Boxed lunches will be available after the workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The time has finally come: Duke Law Patagonia orders! Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card during the pre-sale (Monday 2/28 through Thursday 3/3 at lunch each day). Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL. Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Join the National Lawyers Guild in honor of its Week Against Mass Incarceration. Our guest speaker, Kristie Puckett Williams, MA, is the Deputy Director of Engagement and Mobilization at the ACLU of North Carolina. A formerly incarcerated person, Puckett Williams transformed her lived experience into a career in advocacy and lobbying for prison abolition. She will share her work organizing around inhumane and unjust carceral conditions, especially for women and girls, as well as the movement to end mass incarceration in NC. Grab and Go lunch will be served. Please RSVP here: tinyurl.com/3mf6d9r2. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. For more information, please contact Frank Colaruotolo: frank.colaruotolo@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

  • Law School 3000

    Are you a JD who wants to hone your foreign language skills in another country? A JD who wants to know how they can escape to some far-flung island to practice? An LLM who wants to find out about the culture of different U.S. firms? If so, then join us for the speed networking event sponsored by the International Law Society and the International Studies Office. Come along and offer others advice about your experiences and/or find out what it is like to work in cities and practice areas that you are interested in. Lunch provided. Contact leslie.allen@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School Star Commons

    The time has finally come: Duke Law Patagonia orders! Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card during the pre-sale (Monday 2/28 through Thursday 3/3 at lunch each day). Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL. Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    This session will provide an introduction to oral advocacy and the Hardt Cup Tournament for 1L students. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Hardt Cup Coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

  • Law School 3210 Flex Learning

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Amanda McRae, L'09, of Women Enabled International 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. Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    This is the official class photo for all JDs, LLMs, and LLM-LEs for the Class of 2022. You must wear a dark suit for the shoot. Rain date: March 3, 2022. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Gerrymandering, apportionment, and redistricting. Every ten years we hear these words but seldom are they connected to the underlying law and policy that gives them meaning. Join our panel of distinguished election law experts for a discussion of what should be considered when drawing the legislative lines that will shape the next decade. Panelists will include Derek T. Muller, election law expert, Professor of Law, and Bouma Fellow in Law at the University of Iowa. Also featuring Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Duke Law First Amendment Clinic Sarah Ludington '92. A grab and go lunch will be provided at 12:25, with the discussion beginning at 12:45. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Casey Witte at casey.witte@duke.edu

  • Law School 4042

    Join Duke Law ACLU for a conversation about racial segregation in Durham (specifically in housing, although other topics may be covered) and how the problems and effects persist today. Event will feature a panel of speakers including Jesse McCoy, the Supervising Attorney of Duke Law's Civil Justice Clinic and Henry McKoy, Faculty Member and Director of Entrepreneurship School of Business at North Carolina Central University. Sponsored by Duke Law ACLU. For any questions, contact Kate Weaver at katherine.weaver@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The time has finally come: Duke Law Patagonia orders! Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card during the pre-sale (Monday 2/28 through Thursday 3/3 at lunch each day). Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL. Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    This session will provide an introduction to oral advocacy and the Hardt Cup Tournament for 1L students. Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Hardt Cup Coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

  • 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. Dr. Jessica Simes is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University. Her work contributes to sociological research on racial inequality, mass incarceration, the conditions of prison confinement, and the social structure of cities. Her book, Punishing Places: The Geography of Mass Incarceration, applies a unique spatial analysis to mass incarceration in the United States. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Simes about her work. The book can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Punishing-Places-Geography-Mass-Imprisonment/dp/…. Registration is required. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/NovelJusticeSimes. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Moot Court Board Members are invited to Game Night in Star Commons. Please bring a board game or table top game to share! Sponsored by Moot Court. Please contact Erin Flood at erin.n.flood@duke.edu with questions.

Thursday, March 03, 2022

  • Penn Pavilion

    Please join Polis in a conversation with former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis (Duke '81) who will discuss domestic and political challenges, the effects of political polarity, and steps to address current problems in the American Democracy. Bob Inglis served as a member of South Carolina's congressional delegation and currently is the Executive Director of reuplicEn.org, a growing group of conservatives who care about climate change. Sponsored by the Polis Center for Politics, the Global Financial Markets Center, the Nicholas Institute and the Duke Energy Initiative. For more information contact lee.reiners@law.duke.edu. http://polis.duke.edu/events/bob-inglis/

  • Law School 4042

    Join us for a discussion with Jack Goldsmith, a distinguished professor of law at Harvard University, on the limitations of presidential power in the realm of national security. Before his time at Harvard, Professor Goldsmith served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel and as Special Counsel to the Department of Defense. Professor Ernest Young will moderate the discussion. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided outside the room beginning around 12:25 pm. Professor Goldsmith's remarks will begin at 12:45pm. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. For more information, contact Madeline Sparks at madeline.sparks@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join APALSA for a conversation with Eugene Y. Lao ('95), the Chief Legal Officer at Prime Trust. Mr. Lao has an extensive and distinguished career in technology and international practice. Previously, he had served as the Deputy General Counsel at Zynga, Inc., VP and Regional Genearl Counsel, Asia-Pacific for Yahoo! Inc., among other well-known companies. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/Gz7dF1qc2YqGEDB57. For more information, please contact Yoo Jung Hah at yoojung.hah@duke.edu or Sarah Tinaphong at sarah.tinaphong@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    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. Sponsored by the Career & Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. Grab & go lunch will be provided after the event. For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The time has finally come: Duke Law Patagonia orders! Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card during the pre-sale (Monday 2/28 through Thursday 3/3 at lunch each day). Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL. Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    OutLaw will come together to elect its Executive Board for the 2022-2023 academic year. All members of the General Body should plan to attend to hear the candidates and participate in this important process. To learn more about elections, please contact Michael Biondi (Michael.Biondi@duke.edu). Please be prompt.

  • Law School 4045

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Latham & Watkins to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Latham & Watkins. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a panel discussion of race and corporate law. Panelists include Professor Lisa Fairfax (Penn); Professor Carliss Chatman (Washington & Lee); and Professor Emilie Aguirre (Duke). Professor Gina-Gail Fletcher will moderate. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law's Center on Race, Law and Policy. For more information contact Shatanya McClure at mcclure@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Virtual

    The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law is hosting a two-day conference to discuss the role of university research in the U.S. innovation ecosystem. The conference aims to outline a new framework for America's universities in the context of the country's long-term competitive future. The conference will address key questions within this framework through panel discussions with key leaders in academia, government, and industry, including five university presidents: MICHAEL CROW, President, ASU, REBECCA BLANK, Chancellor, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, SHIRLEY ANN JACKSON, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, FARNAM JAHANIAN, President, Carnegie Mellon University, and VINCENT PRICE, President, Duke University. Please join us for this multi-day virtual event, starting on March 3, 2022, with our keynote address followed by two panels. Co-sponsored by Duke Law's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke Research and Innovation, and the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. More information at https://bit.ly/3K6uuM7; register for the event (required) at https://bit.ly/EvolvingInnovation. Questions, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu or innovationpolicy@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    Join a small group of LLMs for a 45-minute session to practice your elevator pitch with Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, 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 offered in two 45 minute blocks, limited to the first ten (10) students for each block. Register at this link by February 21, 2022: https://bit.ly/3IPt7zK. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center and the Office of International Studies. For additional information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4049

    Judge Dever of the Eastern District of North Carolina will preside over the final round of the Twiggs-Beskind Mock Trial Competition. The two competing teams will be determined through the preliminary rounds on February 26 and 27th. Sponsored by Mock Trial. For more information, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

Friday, March 04, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Join us for the 8th 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 years focus is on firearms evidence. The program is open to criminal defense attorneys and investigators and is expected to offer 6.25 CLE hours. Sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice & Professional Responsibility, NC Office of Indigent Defense Services and Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law is hosting a two-day conference to discuss the role of university research in the U.S. innovation ecosystem. The conference aims to outline a new framework for America's universities in the context of the country's long-term competitive future. The conference will address key questions within this framework through panel discussions with key leaders in academia, government, and industry, including five university presidents: MICHAEL CROW, President, ASU, REBECCA BLANK, Chancellor, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, SHIRLEY ANN JACKSON, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, FARNAM JAHANIAN, President, Carnegie Mellon University, and VINCENT PRICE, President, Duke University. Co-sponsored by Duke Law's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke Research and Innovation, and the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. Please join us for this multi-day virtual event, concluding on March 4, 2022 with our final two panels and brief wrap-up of the proceedings. More information at https://bit.ly/3K6uuM7; register for the event (required) at https://bit.ly/EvolvingInnovation. Questions, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu or innovationpolicy@law.duke.edu.

Monday, March 14, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    We are extending the Duke Law Patagonia pre-sale orders! Stop by Star Commons this week (Monday 3/14 and Thursday 3/17 from 11am - 2pm) to place your order. Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card. Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL (https://bit.ly/3ILfouj) and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL (https://bit.ly/3MlgLlB). Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Law Teaching Committee as they discuss student papers intended for publication. The paper for each workshop will be sent out in advance. Boxed lunches will be available after the workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Please join APALSA for the 2022-2023 Executive Board Election. We encourage all APALSA members to attend and vote. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Yoo Jung Hah at yoojung.hah@duke.edu and Sarah Tinaphong at sarah.tinaphong@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

  • Virtual

    The Coffee and Crypto Chat Series is back for the 2021-2022 academic year! Join Dr. Jimmie Lenz, the Director of the Master of Engineering Programs in Financial Technology and Cybersecurity, and Lee Reiners, the Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University, for an informal discussion of the latest crypto news topics. This month's Coffee and Crypto episode features special guest, Sultan Meghji, former FDIC Innovation Chief. Registration Required. Follow the link below to register for this free Zoom webcast. https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rf-uqqzkoGt3X9mBrplj_8u26RIwCE…. Sponsored by Pratt School of Engineering, Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law, Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity, and Master of Engineering in Financial Technology. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Leslie at elizabeth.leslie@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    We are extending the Duke Law Patagonia pre-sale orders! Stop by Star Commons this week (Monday 3/14 through Thursday 3/17) to place your order. Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card. Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL (https://bit.ly/3ILfouj) and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL (https://bit.ly/3MlgLlB). Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a panel of Duke Law alums who have worked in Big Law and pivoted to new positions, including startup founder, in house counsel, legal writing instructor, private client wealth manager, and management consultant. Learn how they approached their career strategy, how they made the transition, and what prepared them for their current position. Speakers include Bill Warren '16 (Opolis), Karim Lakhani '18 (McKinsey), Jonathan Ng '18 (Grammarly). McKenzie Osborne '18 (University of South Carolina School of Law), and Tanya Smith '19 (Goldman Sachs). A take-away lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Program in Law & Entrepreneurship, the Career and Professional Development Center and the Business Law Society. For more information, contact Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Affinity Group and Moot Court Board Members will discuss their experiences competing in Duke Law Moot Court Intramural Competitions & answer any questions 1Ls have before the 2022 Hardt Cup. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board, APALSA, BLSA, LALSA, MENALSA, OUTLAW, SALSA, WOCC, and WLSA. Grab and Go lunches will be provided. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/7i6LUv5nTm5GvWiy5. For more information, please contact Erin Flood at erin.n.flood@duke.edu

  • Law School 4047

    The Competition Law Society is hosting a panel of professors and industry professionals to demystify the legal and regulatory regimes underlying international trade. Panelists will also discuss the role of lawyers in this system, and they will be open to any questions from the audience. This event is designed to be introductory, and no prior experience with trade law is necessary. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Harriet Dadzie at harriet.dadzie@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Karen Knop, Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, will deliver the Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law. The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Dean. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Rachel Greeson at rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu

  • Virtual

    Interested in learning new skills to help you manage your stress? Join a 4 session Koru Mindfulness course with other law students that will teach you the skill of mindfulness. Mindfulness develops self-awareness that informs all of your important life choices and helps maintain peace of mind - among other benefits! The course will help you build the habit of using mindfulness in your life on a regular basis, with just 10 minutes per day. We've found that folks get a lot more out of Koru if they stick with it from beginning to end, therefore we ask you to commit to attend all 4 sessions. The course will meet virtually on Zoom on Tuesdays after Spring Break (March 15, March 22, March 29, and April 5) from 4 pm - 5 pm and will be led by Corinne Crews (Career Center) and Kelli Raker (Academic Affairs). Sponsored by DuWell. For more information and to sign up to attend, please email Kelli Raker at kelli.raker@law.duke.edu by Friday, March 4, 2022. Class size is limited to 10 students.

  • Law School 3043

    Join us as staff from the SEC's Atlanta Regional Office highlight the work of Securities Examiners and Enforcement Attorneys as they use the federal securities laws to protect investors and hold bad actors accountable. They will detail how Examinations staff conducted an examination of a firm subject to regulation in North Carolina; the suspected violations of federal securities laws that they referred to Enforcement staff; and the investigation conducted by Enforcement attorneys, including collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and filing charges in U.S. District Court. This event will provide students with a glimpse into the life of an SEC Enforcement Attorney by detailing a case that was ultimately referred to a U.S. Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution. SEC attorneys will stick around after the event to speak with students about career opportunities at the SEC and answer questions. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact Jean Jentilet at jean.jentilet@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    We are extending the Duke Law Patagonia pre-sale orders! Stop by Star Commons this week (Monday 3/14 through Thursday 3/17) to place your order. Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card. Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL (https://bit.ly/3ILfouj) and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL (https://bit.ly/3MlgLlB). Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    The NCC's spring general body meeting, where we meet to elect our next Board and discuss the semester's events. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided, and we encourage attendees to eat together afterward to foster community in the Club. Board eligibility and voting rights are limited to students on the NCC listserv or in the GroupMe as of February 5th. Sponsored by the NCC and DBA. For more information, please contact Marino at marino.leone@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Training for members of the Moot Court Board who will be judges in the Hardt Cup. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact the Hardt Cup Coordinators at dukehardtcup@gmail.com.

  • Law School 4000

    Please join us for a conversation about copyright and trademark litigation with Darren W. Johnson, counsel in the Litigation Department with Paul Weiss. Mr. Johnson specializes in copyright, trademark, and contract disputes and has represented prominent clients in disputes regarding fine art, music, motion pictures, and fashion. In addition to his practice, Mr. Johnson is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches courses in intellectual property litigation. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DBA. For questions, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Over the last two years hospitals and other health care providers were challenged not only on the medical front but also on the legal front. Join us to hear first hand from the Office of Counsel at Duke Health System and the Regional Counsel at the Department of Veteran's Affairs about the legal challenges they had to manage during the pandemic. Sponsored by the Health Law Society and DBA. Lunch will be provided, please RVSP by March 14 https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eRuun2IEjelqJNk For more information, please contact Barbara Meier at barbaramanuela.meier@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join us for a conversation with Duke Law alumnus Ted Edwards about practicing investment management law. Mr. Edwards is an Associate at Troutman Pepper and the Chair of the Young Alumni Board of the Global Financial Markets Center. The conversation will focus on the "nuts and bolts" of representing publicly and privately offered investment funds and their managers, and recent developments in the space. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center and the Business Law Society. For more information contact Lee Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu Ted Edwards at theodore.edwards@troutman.com.

  • Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater

    Join us for a screening of the documentary short ANGEL OF ALABAMA followed by a Q&A with the protagonist and filmmaker. Please RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bpin6lFueFjlSTk. Screening will take place in the Film Theater at the Rubenstein Art Center. Sponsored by Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. Co-sponsored by Ethereal Films, UNC Adams School of Dentistry, Southern Environmental Law Center, and Law Offices of Bryan Brice. For more information, please contact Michael Mocciaro at michael.mocciaro@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    We are extending the Duke Law Patagonia pre-sale orders! Stop by Star Commons this week (Monday 3/14 and Thursday 3/17 from 11am - 2pm) to place your order. Grey Quarter-zip Better Sweaters will be available to order for $89 (inclusive of embroidery). The sale is PRE-SALE ONLY, meaning you must pre-order and pay by debit or credit card. Sizes in the women's fit (color: Birch White) range from XXS-XL (https://bit.ly/3ILfouj) and sizes in the men's fit (color: Stonewash) range from XS-3XL (https://bit.ly/3MlgLlB). Sponsored by DBA, and proceeds from the sale will benefit PILF. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4049

    Please join us for a discussion with Prof. Ilya Somin of George Mason's Scalia Law on the importance of property rights for the protection of minorities and the poor. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact John Addy at john.addy@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic and the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section of the North Carolina Bar Association for a panel discussion to introduce students to the practice of environmental law. The panel will consist of environmental lawyers from the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Our keynote speaker will be Brenda Hampton, founder of Concerned Citizens of WMEL Water Authority. The main goal of this event is to introduce students to the practice of environmental law. The overall tone of the program will be conversational. Sponsored by BLSA, FLS, APALSA, GPSS, ELS, MENALSA, and NALSA. Grab-and-go lunch is available after the program for in-person attendees. For more information, please contact Michael Mocciaro (michael.mocciaro@duke.edu).

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a conversation with Judge Mark Davis LLM'18. Judge Davis currently serves on the NC Business Court which handles cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law. The judge will give an overview of the NC Business Court and its importance in the state. He will also talk about the benefits of clerking for the court. Prior to his appointment, Judge Davis served on the NC Supreme Court and NC Court of Appeals, as Special Deputy Attorney General in the North Carolina Department of Justice, as General Counsel in the Office of the Governor, and was in private practice. Grab and go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office and North Carolina Club. Please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    Chag Purim Sameach - Happy Purim! Join JLSA to celebrate Purim with hamantaschen and friends during the lunch hour. Sponsored by JLSA. Contact Ali Rosenblatt at Ali.Rosenblatt@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join us for a panel with attorneys from McGuire Woods to learn more about the firm. Additionally, attorneys will discuss mentorship and sponsorship opportunities, D&I initiatives, wellness efforts, and diversity in the legal profession as a whole. To learn more about how to engage with them during OCI or how to navigate the OCI process more generally, join us for this event! Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. Grab and Go lunches will be provided. For more information, please contact Harriet Dadzie at harriet.dadzie@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    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 Academic Affairs and the International Studies Office. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. In (belated) celebration, WLSA & WOCC will be distributing drinking chocolate and churros from Cocoa Cinnamon. We hope you'll take a minute to come and celebrate with us! Treats will be distributed first-come, first-served, and we will have vegan and dairy-free options. Sponsored by WLSA and WOCC. For more information, please contact Gaby Feliciani at gxf@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3043

    Join us for a discussion with Duke Law alumna Alla Lefkowitz. Ms. Lefkowitz is the Senior Director for Affirmative Litigation at Everytown Law and previously served as a Senior Staff Attorney at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. She will share her experience working on issues related to firearms law, gun violence, and the Second Amendment. We will reserve plenty of time for students to ask questions. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law. Contact Theresa Boyce at theresa.boyce@law.duke.edu for more information.

Friday, March 18, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    Join us for an all-day conference on the theme Privatizing the Gun Debate. The conference will explore the ways in which private actors are increasingly taking on a major role in the gun debate. It will convene scholars and practitioners for a series of panels to discuss several themes in the movement to regulate guns outside legislative channels, like those using civil lawsuits and business policies. Distinguished panelists include New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie, Ian Ayres, Brannon Denning, Heidi Feldman, Alla Lefkowitz, Jon Lowy, Jody Madeira, Julia Mahoney, Linda Mullenix, Lars Noah, Dru Stevenson, Ilya Somin, and Fred Vars. The keynote address will be delivered by Alejandro Celorio, Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and is titled, "The Missing Link: Corporate Responsibility in Arms Trafficking." All are welcome to attend in person. To attend via webinar, please register here: https://bit.ly/PrivatizingGunDebate. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law. Contact Theresa Boyce for more information.

  • Wilson Recreation Center

    Learn to rock climb like a pro! Join Outlaw at the Duke indoor climbing wall (Wilson Recreation Center). No experience needed! All equipment including climbing shoes, harnesses and belay devices are free for the first 25 people to RSVP. The 2 hour session will also include a free belay class for those that would like to learn. This event is open to all queer law students and their allies. Sponsored by Outlaw and co-sponsored by the Duke Law Rock Climbing Club. For more information, please contact Edward Gonzales at elg38@duke.edu. RSVP at: https://forms.gle/6Qc2rbtzxbuhUtJ68

Saturday, March 19, 2022

  • Virtual

    Please join us for a virtual celebration of Walter Dellinger, as well as his beloved wife, Anne Dellinger '74. Register for the Zoom webinar at https://bit.ly/3IgMvVP. In lieu of flowers, a tax-deductible donation in Walter's honor can be considered for Book Harvest (https://bookharvest.org/walter-dellinger/). In addition, tax-deductible donations can be made to the North Carolina Community Foundation or to the Duke University School of Law. NCCF and Duke Law have each established a Walter E. Dellinger III Legacy Fund that will support academic and non-profit initiatives reflecting Walter's life and ideals.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    Please join MENALSA in celebrating Nowruz! We look forward to welcoming you, as well as Afghani refugees in the Durham area. Nowruz is the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which begins on the spring equinox. Although Nowruz has Iranian origins, it is celebrated by many countries in the Middle East and Central Asia. Join us for music, tea and pastries, and activities as we wait to ring in the New Year at the moment of the spring equinox! Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/uV9Qw5CD268JAriq5. Sponsored by MENALSA. For more information, please contact Neeki Memarzadeh at neeki.memarzadeh@duke.edu.

Monday, March 21, 2022

  • Law School 4055

    1GP Members, please join us for our Blueprint Q&A Session. We will have 2Ls present to share their experiences, so please bring any questions you have about the networking process. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Taliah Rodriguez at taliah.rodriguez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Law Teaching Committee as they discuss student papers intended for publication. The paper for each workshop will be sent out in advance. Boxed lunches will be available after the workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join the Duke Law & Technology Society for the Careers in Crypto event. Several Duke Law alumni working in the Crypto industry will be speaking about their legal experiences in the crypto space in a conversation moderated by Professor Reiners. Sponsored by the Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Brandon Avers at brandon.avers@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for an information session 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 20 to July 20 and we are currently planning on having it in person in The Hague. 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. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided at the end of the event. Sponsored by Duke-Leiden Summer Institute. For more information, please contact Meaghan Kelly at meaghan.kelly@law.duke.edu

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

  • Law School 4042

    Are you thinking about doing an externship next year? Do you want to know more about what an externship is, how it differs from a clinic, or how to work it into the rest of your class and extracurricular schedule? Come hear about Duke's Externship program (part-time, full-time, and Duke in DC) at this information session. Students will learn about how to find government, non-profit, judicial, and "in-house" / private sector placements, and discuss why, when, and where to do externships. ALL students interested in a 2022-2023 externship should attend this meeting; please RSVP at this link: https://bit.ly/3hsHrTc. If you cannot attend the meeting, please click the RSVP link anyway to indicate which semester you are interested in doing an externship and we will follow up with you. Sponsored by the Externship Office. For more information, please contact monique.taylor@law.duke.edu. Sponsored by the Externship Office.

  • Law School 3037

    Join Professor Matthew Adler, Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy, for a discussion of his recent book, Measuring Social Welfare: An Introduction. This title provides an overview of the social welfare function (SWF) framework and a demonstration of how it can be used as a powerful tool for evaluating governmental policies. James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law, will provide introductory remarks. Masks are required for all event attendees, and grab & go lunch will be served at the conclusion. Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Jennifer Behrens (behrens@law.duke.edu).

  • Law School 4045

    LES invites students join us for a speaker event with Professor Ben Grunwald as he discusses his use of quantitative analysis to advance criminal justice reform. Professor Grunwald will share insights on some of his recent and upcoming publications, such as "The Wandering Officer": an article published in the Yale Law Journal that empirically studies the behavior of law enforcement officers. Grab and go food will be provided at the end of the event for all attendees. Please RSVP by March 14, 2021 at https://forms.gle/xAeCtqFnAEJLTZpV8. Sponsored by the Law & Economics Society and co-sponsored by the Criminal Law Society. For more information, contact Jake Ingoglia at jake.ingoglia@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    All 1Ls planning to interview for 2L summer associate positions with large law firm in Summer 2022 should attend this annual event to establish meaningful connections with private sector employers from around the country that frequently hire Duke Law 2Ls. The 2022 event will be hosted virtually on Remo across two nights - Tuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 30. Students and employer representatives will be able to move between virtual tables within the event platform for small group and one-on-one video chats.

    Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP) for a conversation with recent alumna Natalie Pate '21 about her process of finding and choosing a job in the immigration space and how she navigated the choice between an immigration firm, nonprofits, fellowships and government work. Please RSVP at tinyurl.com/DIRPNatalie and lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP). Co-sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Contact Kiki Shim at ks598@duke.edu for more information.

  • Law School 4045

    What does it mean to work at the World Bank? Fabian Clausen, a Litigation Specialist with the World Bank Group's Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) unit, will join us for a conversation about his work at the World Bank Group. Mr. Clausen investigates and pursues sanctions related to fraud and corruption in Bank-financed projects and will talk about his experience working in cross-border project finance, intergovernmental organizations, and anti-corruption investigations. He will also speak about his career path and the types of positions at the World Bank. The Careers in International Law program is 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. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School Star Commons

    Join Fabian Clausen, a Litigation Specialist with the World Bank Group's Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) unit, for a 30-minute interactive and informal small-group discussion with a lawyer practicing public international law. Space is limited to five students on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, the Career and Professional Development Center, International Studies, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu to participate in the Career Chat.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Join the Latin American Law Students Association as we elect the incoming executive board. Sponsored by LALSA. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Taliah Rodriguez at taliah.rodriguez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by T&L Committee. For more information contact Rebecca Rich at rich@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Join the Duke Law California Club for a panel event with attorneys from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's Palo Alto and Los Angeles offices to learn more about the firm and what it is like to work in biglaw in both Northern and Southern California. Sponsored by the Duke Law California Club and DBA. For more information, please contact J.C. Gonzalez at jesse.gonzalez@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join OutLaw for a discussion on LGBTQ+ bias in jury trials. Brett Ries (JD 2023, OutLaw Director of Advocacy) will discuss from a constitutional and intersectional perspective how the Supreme Court's rulings in Peña-Rodriguez and Bostock can be used to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from jury discrimination. Takeaway lunch will be provided. Sponsored by OutLaw. Co-sponsored by ACLU, ACS, APALSA, BLSA, GPS, HRLS, LALSA, MENALSA, NALSA, NLG, and WLSA. RSVP here: [%22]https://forms.gle/veRhtC4MtckBS63t9. For more information, please contact Brett Ries at Brett.Ries@duke.edu.

Friday, March 25, 2022

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

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

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Please join us for an afternoon tea with Prof Arti Rai. Prof Arti Rai is an internationally recognized expert in intellectual property law, especially in patent law and health law. Prof. Rai has held several positions in the federal government including the head of the Office of Policy and International Affairs in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Prof. Rai will give an overview of the USPTO as well as patent law. She will also talk about course selections as well as provide general academic and career advice if you are interested in patent law. This event is intended to be a casual and conversational event with up to 10 participants. Afternoon tea will be provided, please RVSP by March 23: https://forms.gle/UKMnGGVGGFd16YEg7. Sponsored by Duke Law & Technology Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Yuchen Han at yuchen.han@duke.edu or Tae Hong at tae.hong@duke.edu.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022

  • 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. Dr. Michael Walker is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. His book, Indefinite: Doing Time in Jail, is the first ethnographic study of an American jail in over 30 years, and is based on his personal experience while incarcerated. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Walker about his findings. The book can be purchased here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/indefinite-9780190072865?cc=us&…;. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Marlyn Dail at wcsj@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Law Teaching Committee as they discuss student papers intended for publication. The paper for each workshop will be sent out in advance. Boxed lunches will be available after the workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for a well-rounded discussion about state judiciaries and the experience and value of clerking at state appellate courts, particularly focusing on North Carolina. Panel will include North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson, North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Allegra Collins, and a collection of recent Duke Law alumni who are current and former North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals clerks. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club, the Clerkship Office, and the DBA. For more information, please contact Marino Leone at marino.leone@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    In 2017, neo-Nazis and white supremacists orchestrated a violent attack on Charlottesville. Integrity for America helped secure damages and hold the extremists accountable for their violence. Join us for a conversation with IFA ED Amy Spitalnick and lawyer Jessica Philips, moderated by Professor Darrell Miller, to learn about this landmark court case and the fight against violent white supremacy. RSVP to attend in person (i4a.us/duke-inperson) or online (i4a.us/duke-virtual). Sponsored by Jewish Law Students Association. Co-sponsored by ACLU, APALSA, BLSA, LALSA, MENALSA, OutLaw, SALSA, WLSA, and WOCC. For more information, contact Ali Rosenblatt at amr147@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Join First Generation Professionals for an information session on our upcoming elections. Current e-board members will be answering any questions you may have regarding position responsibilities and election logistics. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke's First Generation Professionals. For more information please contact Gina Garrett at gina.garrett@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join the Economic Justice Project (EJP) for a discussion with Duke Law Professor Sara Greene. As a sociologist and legal scholar, Professor Greene's work explores the relationship between law, poverty, and inequality. Professor Greene will discuss her recent paper "Stealing (Identity) From the Poor," which highlights how low-income individuals are especially vulnerable to identity theft and how current regulatory efforts fail to address the unique needs and circumstances of these victims. Lunch will be provided after the discussion. Sponsored by the Duke Law Economic Justice Project (EJP). For more information, please contact Sam Wolter at samuel.wolter@duke.edu or Susan Murley at susan.murley@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4049

    The finals for the Twiggs-Beskind Mock Trial Competition will be judged by The Honorable United States District Judge James C. Dever III. The finalists competing are Casey Witte, Anighya Crocker, Alexandra Gomez, Brandon Avers, Thomas Fogarty, Mark Usatinsky, Paige Brasington, and Kristen Love. To attend in person or online, please fill out the form at bit.ly/twiggsfinal. Sponsored by Duke Law Mock Trial. For more information, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

  • Law School 3043

    Join Black Law Students Association for our final general body meeting of the semester as we elect the incoming executive board. Sponsored by BLSA. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. For more information please contact Krystal Dillon at krystal.dillon@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    An introduction for 1L students interested in Journal membership and the spring Casenote Competition. Learn about the journal experience and value of participation, hear from the incoming Editors-in-Chief of Duke's student-edited publications, and receive an overview of the May competition. Lunch will be provided to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, and the session will be recorded for students who cannot join. Sponsored by the Casenote Committee. For more information, contact casenote@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice speaker series, join Denisse Córdova Montes, Acting Associate Director, Human Rights Clinic & Lecturer in Law, University of Miami (Florida) School of Law, and Ana María Suarez Franco, Accounting and Monitoring, FIAN International, for a discussion of the human right to food moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Duke Law School. The event is organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics; Duke Law's Environmental Law and Policy Clinic; the Food Law Society; the Human Rights Law Society; the International Law Society; and the Sanford World Food Policy Center. The event is free and open to all; no registration required. Lunch will be available grab-and-go after the program. For those who can't attend in person, the event will be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/3fF2UYh, starting at 12:30 p.m. More information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater

    On August 4th 2020, one of the world's biggest explosions took place in the capital city of Lebanon, Beirut. A very large part of the city was destroyed, leaving many homeless and displaced. In her recent documentary, Lebanese director Fadia Ahmad takes us through the streets of Beirut one month after the blast. In "Beirut: The Aftermath," she documents the devastation and the reconstruction efforts that took place in the city. The Middle East Graduate Seminar, in collaboration with the Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association, DUMESC, and AMES, will be screening the documentary at the Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater. Sign up on the link below to join us! https://forms.gle/neCWDpnJzHBuAiDP6. Sponsored by LLM. For more information, please contact Nour Berbari at nour.berbari@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3037

    Social media, spyware, and other digital platforms can exacerbate the effects of gender-based violence and intimate partner surveillance. Join the Duke Law and Technology Society for a chat on the increasing prominence of technology in gender-based violence, its legal implications, and work to combat it across disciplines at Duke and elsewhere. Sponsored by Duke Law and Technology Society. Co-sponsored by the ACLU, APALSA, BLSA, CAGV, Criminal Law Society, DBA, GPS, HRLS, LALSA, MENALSA, NALSA, NLG, Outlaw, WLSA, and WOCC. Grab and go food will be provided at the end of the event for all attendees. Please RSVP by Friday, March 25, 2021 (https://forms.gle/wz6Fc5j6tF5QaJuY6). For more information, please contact Analese Bridges (amb182@duke.edu) or Sarah Claypoole (skc39@duke.edu).

  • Law School 4045

    This program is for students who will be clerking after graduation and those who will be interning with a judge. Join Suzanne Corriell, Circuit Librarian for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, who will talk about the federal court library program and provide recommendations for research resources beneficial to you during your clerkship or internship. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. To RSVP, please email Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Please join EJP for a discussion with Jack Holtzman, Co-Director of the Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina. He will be discussing the federal Fair Housing Act, as well as housing discrimination issues around North Carolina. Mr. Holtzman will also highlight how the Fair Housing Project is working to ensure equal housing opportunities for all and ways that students can get involved. Lunch will be provided after the discussion. Sponsored by the Economic Justice Project (EJP) and DBA. For more information, please contact Sam Wolter at samuel.wolter@duke.edu or Injee Hong at injee.hong@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Think you want to be a restructuring attorney? Curious to learn what a restructuring attorney does? Please come join the Business Law Society and its esteemed attorney panel to find out the answers to these questions-and more! This panel will give you insight into what it actually means to be an attorney in a firm's restructuring practice group. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3000

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our International Practice 101 event, a panel discussion that sheds light on working for big law's non-US offices. We will explore topics including practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. This event will feature Izzy Huanbing Xu (Cleary Gottlieb), Yolanda Min (Latham & Watkins), and Alicia Pumpian (White & Case). Our panelists will share with us their experience working for big laws' various locations across the world, including London, Cologne, Hong Kong, Tokyo, DC, and New York. RSVP at https://forms.gle/HVt2TgthzUWP565G9. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Rita Fu at yuru.fu@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    The Environmental Law Society and the Duke Immigration and Refugee Project will be co-hosting a Climate Migration panel, the second event in the Environmental Justice Speaker Series. Climate migration examines the impact of climate change on human migration around the world. While rising sea levels, food scarcity, and unpredictable natural disasters have displaced, and continue to displace, millions of people around the world, the legal frameworks to address this urgent issue are relatively underdeveloped in the international community.
    Professor Sarah Bermeo (Sanford School of Public Policy), Professor Elizabeth Keyes (University of Baltimore School of Law), and Roxana Bendezú (Migrants Roots Media) will speak about their research on climate migration, examine the link between climate change and migration, and share ideas on how to address this problem.This event is open to all members of the Duke community. Sponsored by ELS and DIRP. For any questions, please contact Jerry Zhu at jerry.zhu@duke.edu. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3MLL853

  • Law School 4000

    This is an opportunity for Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) members to discuss Duke Law Journal and write-on process with current DLJ staff. Sponsored by LALSA and DLJ. For more information, please contact Lee Garza at lrg28@duke.edu.

  • Virtual

    All 1Ls planning to interview for 2L summer associate positions with large law firm in Summer 2022 should attend this annual event to establish meaningful connections with private sector employers from around the country that frequently hire Duke Law 2Ls. The 2022 event will be hosted virtually on Remo across two nights - Tuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 30. Students and employer representatives will be able to move between virtual tables within the event platform for small group and one-on-one video chats.

    Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. For more information, please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

  • Online

    This virtual event is part of the Gilman Climate Leaders Seminar Series (March 24 - May 12), designed by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Duke University Energy Initiative and funded by the U.S. Department of State. The interdisciplinary series aims to enhance attendees' understanding of the climate crisis-including its social, political, and economic impacts-through a foreign policy lens. Featured speakers include Duke University faculty as well as other prominent scholars and professionals.

    The second seminar in the series will kick off with reflections by Eric Ndayaho Mvukiyehe (Duke University), a political science professor with deep experience in development and gender issues from his tenure at the World Bank. He will then be joined by Victoria Plutshack (Duke University), who works on energy access and decarbonized, off-grid energy systems in Africa. The two will hold an engaging conversation about tackling climate change and electrification, embedded within this varied, complex context-and explore the role of women-centered solutions in meeting development, political stability and climate goals on the African continent.

    The first seven seminars in the series are open to students at all U.S. colleges and universities as well as to the Duke community, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff. An eighth seminar will be offered exclusively to students and alumni of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholars Program.

    Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/gilmanclimate

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us as Barton Beebe, the John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law at New York University, delivers the 2022 David L. Lange Lecture on Intellectual Property. Professor Beebe is a co-director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU and the author of Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook, a free digital trademark law textbook now in use in 70 law schools around the world. Grab-and-go lunch will be served following the lecture. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Rachel Greeson rachel.greeson@law.duke.edu.

  • See description

    Back by popular demand, DLMA is hosting a Spring Open Mic at Oak House! We are excited to once again open up the stage to Duke Law students for all kinds of performances: instrumentation, live painting, spoken word, singing, and more! We will prioritize Duke students in the line up, but the stage will be open to the community as well. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/DLMAsignup. Any tips to the musicians will be donated to PILF. For questions, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

Friday, April 01, 2022

Monday, April 04, 2022

  • Law School 4047

    Join the Law & Econ Society for a panel with attorneys from K&L Gates to learn more about their firm and Asset Management and Investment Funds practice. Sponsored by the the Law & Econ Society. Co-sponsored by OutLaw. For more information, please contact Nolan Dallara at nolan.dallara@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join us for a panel discussion of the importance of judicial diversity and the nomination process of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Professor Trina Jones will moderate. Please note that the panelists will appear via Zoom. For more information contact Shatanya McClure at mcclure@law.duke.edu. Grab and go lunches will be provided. Sponsored by the Center on Law, Race and Policy, BLSA, ACS, APALSA, ACLU, LALSA, MENSLA, NLG, Outlaw, and WLSA.

  • Law School 4045

    Join us for a conversation with Duke Law alumnus Marcus LeBeouf ('06), Vice President and General Counsel of the Chicago Blackhawks. Sponsored by Duke Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact David Duquette at david.duquette@duke.edu

  • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice speaker series, join Benjamin Ballah, General Secretary, Cultivation of Users' Hope Liberia, and Kriti Sharma, Human Rights Watch, in a discussion about the abuse of persons with psychosocial disabilities and their human rights moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Duke Law School. The event is organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics; the Human Rights Law Society; and the International Law Society. The event is free and open to all; no registration required. Lunch will be available grab-and-go after the program. For those who can't attend in person, the event will be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/3qFLgKj, starting at 12:30 p.m. More information, contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    To OCI or Not to OCI - that is the question. As 1L comes to a close, come hear from a diverse group of students and alum on their decision whether or not to participate in Duke's OCI and their follow-up decision on whether or not to pursue work in BigLaw. Lunch, sponsored by DBA, will be provided to those who register by March 31 at noon here: https://forms.gle/i9u1Q7K79JkL3T8j7. Sponsored by the Government and Public Service Society. For more information, please contact Adam Golden at adam.golden@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Law Teaching Committee as they discuss student papers intended for publication. The paper for each workshop will be sent out in advance. Boxed lunches will be available after the workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    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 grab-and-go will be provided. Co-sponsored by WLSA and DLJ. For more information, please contact Dana Sublett at dana.sublett@duke.edu. If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please RSVP at https://forms.gle/xesGs8KJjJZhS7eq8.

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    Public Interest and Public Service Certificate students of all class years and faculty mentors are invited to gather as we welcome new enrollees. Meet new faces and re-connect with the community. Event by invitation only. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Contact monique.taylor@law.duke.edu with questions.

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

  • Law School 3210 Flex Learning

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Denisse Córdova Montes, Acting Associate Director, Human Rights Clinic & Lecturer in Law at University of Miami School of Law, 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. Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    General body meeting for members of the Moot Court Board. We will be electing the 2022-23 Executive Committee. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board. For more information, contact Erin Flood at erin.n.flood@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Interested in learning more about white collar defense practice? Join attorneys from Sullivan & Cromwell 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. A grab and go lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1N1oMCfaAmdAwn1uysUoHG-caZq8QHzS6hYLAZ7…. Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association and Sullivan & Cromwell. For more information, please contact Paget Barranco at paget.barranco@duke.edu or Sarah Lim at sarah.j.lim@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4042

    Join Apoorva Dixit (1L) for an intimate talk and Q&A about the Bhopal Gas Tragedy-the worst industrial disaster in the world. Dixit, an immigrant and Bhopal native, returned to her hometown as a Fulbright Scholar to record the oral history of the tragedy. Using 80+ interviews and interweaving personal reflection, conversation, and narration, Dixit created a 7-part podcast called "They Knew Which Way to Run" and recently delivered a TEDx Talk at Duke. Dixit will share her experience recording this story of hope, resilience, and memory. All are welcome whether or not they have listened to the podcast. Grab-and-go Indian lunch will be provided. Register here: https://bit.ly/3if1FAf. Check out the podcast here: theyknewwhichwaytorun.com. Sponsored by NLG. Co-sponsored by SALSA, ELS, ACLU, HRLS, ACS, WoCC, & WLSA. For more information, please contact Frank Colaruotolo frank.colaruotolo@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join MENALSA for a conversation with a panel of attorneys at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Kirkland & Ellis, and Paul Hastings about their legal journey and experiences in big law! Lunch will be provided and all are welcome. Sponsored by the Middle East and North African Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Alanah Herfi at ah586@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Sponsored by the Duke Law Economic Justice Project (EJP). For more information, please contact Sam Wolter at samuel.wolter@duke.edu or Scott Johnson at scott.johnson@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

  • Law School Star Commons

    As you prepare for Passover, JLSA's got you covered! Grab your own box of matzo from us. Find us at a table in Star Commons. Sponsored by Jewish Law Students Association and Jewish Graduate Student Initiative. For more information, contact Ali Rosenblatt at Ali.Rosenblatt@duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Barrister's Ball is this Friday from 9pm-1am at the Fruit in downtown Durham!!! Wristband pick up is this Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm in Star Commons Foyer. Your friend can pick up your wristband, but they/you are responsible for it. We are not able to replace lost wristbands. The Fruit will check for each guest's wristbands at check-in. Each guest will need one to get into the event. A few reminders about the event: This is the first time since 2019 that DBA is able to host the Barrister's Ball. We want this to be a fun and safe environment for everyone, so we ask that everyone be responsible before, during, and after the event. Security will be present at The Fruit. Please be mindful that we are setting a precedent for future social events at the law school. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Cravath, Swaine & Moore to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Cravath. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    The Duke International Arbitration Society (DIAS) invites students to join us for the info session of the DIAS followed by a debrief session of the § 1782 oral argument before the Supreme Court with Professor Ryan Mellske. DIAS is Duke's very first arbitration-focused student group. Its goal is to gather like-minded students and host arbitration-related events. In the latter half of this first event, Professor Mellske, who had won a 1782 issue in the Western District of North Carolina in 2020, will take students through some selective excerpts of the oral argument. He will also share insights on his recent publication in the Columbia Law Review. Grab and go food will be provided at the end of the event for all attendees. Please RSVP by April 4, 2022, at: https://forms.gle/W9cLesrKAFxaKctF9. Sponsored by the Duke International Arbitration Society. For more information, please contact Cloe Zhu at jialei.zhu@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Part of the SELS Symposium. What do Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, The Weeknd, and Ed Sheeran have in common? They have all been sued for copying melodies from other songs. Professor Jennifer Jenkins will unpack some of the legal complexities involved in such cases, and Damien Riehl will offer an innovative solution. Riehl is the co-founder of "All The Music," a project machine-generating 400 billion melodies with the goal of helping songwriters avoid unjust "you stole my melody" copyright-infringement suits. The project raises some fascinating issues, including the copyrightability of machine-generated works. Sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the Intellectual Property Law Society. Co-sponsored by DBA. The event is free and open to all. Lunch will be available grab-and-go after the program. For those who can't attend in person, the event will be livestreamed starting at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Abigail Badway (abigail.badway@duke.edu).

  • Law School 4042

    Please join OutLaw for a timely discussion about the recent flurry of state laws targeting trans people, including laws seeking to criminalize providing gender-affirming healthcare. Our presenter will be Duke Law alumna Rachel See, former Board President of the National Center for Transgender Equality, who will also discuss her career path from BigLaw to public service, and her experience coming out as transgender while working as a senior federal government attorney. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/J28t3bNKBJYnzGtd9. Sponsored by OutLaw. For more information, please contact Morgan Kelleher at morgan.kelleher@duke.edu

  • Law School 4045

    The North Carolina Club is hosting a workshop for students interested in practicing law in North Carolina after graduation. Because some North Carolina employers might assume that Duke Law grads are more interested in practicing out of state, students interested in North Carolina frequently hear that having a good narrative or ties to the state is important. This event will bring students and North Carolina practitioners together to facilitate developing a "good" narrative. We'll talk about what ties are worth mentioning, how and when to mention them, and how you can develop additional ties. While the event will begin with a short presentation, the idea is to break into groups for discussion and personalized feedback. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club. For more information, please contact Jack Belk at jack.belk@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 3043

    Join us for a conversation with Duke Law alumna Tanya Smith about financial planning. Smith is a Strategic Advisor in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information contact Sarah Lowe at sarah.e.lowe@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 07, 2022

  • Virtual

    Calling all admitted LLM students house hunting! This is your go-to guide on moving to Durham. Join us to learn about life in different Durham neighborhoods/complexes and for an open and frank discussion with current LLM students. Stop by to ask questions or learn about the pros and cons of living in different areas of Durham. Register here: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrc-2spjgqE9F43jwu-rXgyoPXlUuGI…. Sponsored by the International Studies Office. Please send any questions to Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    The Barrister's Ball is this Friday from 9pm-1am at the Fruit in downtown Durham!!! Wristband pick up is this Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm in Star Commons Foyer. Your friend can pick up your wristband, but they/you are responsible for it. We are not able to replace lost wristbands. The Fruit will check for each guest's wristbands at check-in. Each guest will need one to get into the event. A few reminders about the event: This is the first time since 2019 that DBA is able to host the Barrister's Ball. We want this to be a fun and safe environment for everyone, so we ask that everyone be responsible before, during, and after the event. Security will be present at The Fruit. Please be mindful that we are setting a precedent for future social events at the law school. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Monica Calce at monica.calce@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, will interview Judge Tjoflat '57 about his life in the law, his 50 years on the federal bench, and his lifelong involvement with and loyalty to Duke, as a student, board member, and mentor to more than 110 Duke law clerks. The event is being recorded as part of a Judge Tjoflat's oral history project, which will be archived at Duke Law School. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute and the Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat Chapter of the Federalist Society. For more information, contact Lora Beth Farmer lora.farmer@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4000

    Join the Health Law Society for a moderated panel on health privacy. Experts in the field will discuss HIPAA compliance and data privacy in health law and regulation, and offer insights on their professional engagement in those areas. Lunch will be provided immediately prior to the event. For more information, please contact Mark Usatinsky at mark.usatinsky@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    WLSA invites students to join Professor Aguirre in a conversation about her interdisciplinary approach to business law. This event is a great opportunity to informally connect with a female professor 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 Aguirre. RSVP using this link by April 4th at 6pm: https://forms.gle/782hZ2WTkdVHxHYH7 The tentative plan is to have the event indoors and provide a grab-and-go option for after the event. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, contact Melissa Gustafson at mmg77@duke.edu. We hope to see you there!

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4045

    Attorneys from MoloLamken LLP discuss their tips for success during a clerkship and the doors that a clerkship can open. MoloLamken LLP is a litigation boutique with offices in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. MoloLamken litigates trials and appeals primarily in the areas of complex civil litigation, white-collar defense, and intellectual property disputes. All MoloLamken associates completed at least one federal clerkship, and the firm generally hires new associates directly from their clerkships. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office and MoloLamken. For questions, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Prof. Lee Tiedrich and Rachel See, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Senior Counsel for AI and Algorithmic Bias, will discuss the EEOC's AI initiative Sponsored by Science & Society. Co-sponsored by Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke Law Public Interest Law Foundation, and the Center on Law & Technology. For more information, please contact Bobbi Pabon at bobbi.pabon@duke.edu You can register for this event at: https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/ensuring-hiring-tech-tools-co…

  • Law School 3041

    This is the final Community Roundtable of the year for Duke Law's student organizations. Attendance of at least one officer from each DBA-chartered student group is mandatory. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4046

    Judge Mark W. Bennett served as a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Iowa from 1994 to 2019. Before that, he served as general counsel to the Iowa Civil Liberties Union. Throughout his career, he has been a vocal advocate for judicial reform and innovation, especially on the topics of implicit bias and criminal sentencing. He will be joining us via Zoom to discuss these issues and his experiences both as a judge and as a civil rights advocate. Sponsored by Duke Law ACLU. For more information please contact Hannah Kanter atHannah.kanter@duke.edu

  • Law School 4042

    Please join us for a conversation with Brooklyn Nets GC Jeff Gewirtz. Sponsored by Sports and Entertainment Law Society. For more information, please contact David Duquette at david.duquette@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Join Duke Law's Black Law Student Association for an unforgettable conversation with Kristin Henning! Kristin Henning will virtually join us to discuss her book, "Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth." Grab and go lunches will be provided following our conversation. RSVP by April 3, 2022 to receive a grab and go lunch. RSVP link: https://bit.ly/3gF7jek. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Jessica Lamour at Jessica.lamour@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Alumni & Development Office hosts the spring board meetings for the Board of Visitors and the LAA Board of Directors. Please contact caitlin.shaw@law.duke.edu with questions and for more information.

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    Join the Environmental Law Society at Ponysaurus Brewing Company located at 219 Hood Street, Durham, for our spring social event. Sponsored by ELS. Please contact marianne.salas@duke.edu or andrew.kelbley@duke.edu for more information.

Friday, April 08, 2022

Saturday, April 09, 2022

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Alumni from classes ending in 2s and 7s are invited back to Duke Law School for Reunion Weekend 2022. For more information, please visit law.duke.edu/reunion. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office.

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    Join WLSA and The Coalition NC in a women's self-defense session. Great for those who will be working in a large city or simply want to increase their personal safety skills. This session will cover the basic principles of Krav Maga and will help to empower participants with insight on how to handle everyday violence. There will be a full-body warm-up, instruction to basic techniques like stance, movement, etc., and a full cool down. We will also touch upon awareness and vigilance drills commonly discussed in the Self-Defense seminars. Expect to break a sweat, have fun, and build confidence! Please register at: https://forms.gle/2sJYHczoztjN8VuAA. Email esther.lu@duke.edu for questions and more information. Sponsored by WLSA and Co-Sponsored by WOCC.

  • Off-campus

    Bowling with BLSA is a social event for BLSA members to socialize with fellow law students and have a good time. This event is sponsored by Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and will take place from 8pm to 10pm. To RSVP, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/VHAsyxT8HdxH1xWN9. For more information please contact Jessica Lamour at Jessica.lamour@duke.edu.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

  • Doris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

    Alumni from classes ending in 2s and 7s are invited back to Duke Law School for Reunion Weekend 2022. For more information, please visit law.duke.edu/reunion. Hosted by the Alumni & Development Office.

Monday, April 11, 2022

  • Law School 4047

    Join us for an engaging discussion on judicial courage with Judge Amul R. Thapar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and co-sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Mark Scalzo at mark.scalzo@duke.edu. Individual pizzas will be provided for those attending the event.

  • Law School 4000

    Join DLMA for our Spring General Body meeting. We will be holding elections for several board positions and encourage all DLMA members to attend. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DBA. For question please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

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

  • Law School 3000

    Please join esteemed Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock for a conversation about his experience on the Delaware Chancery Court and clerkship opportunities. This lunch will be beneficial for 1Ls, 2Ls, or 3Ls interested in corporate law or clerkships. Lunch will be provided, and RSVPs will be capped at the first 30 to register. Given this limited capacity, please only RSVP if you know that you will attend. Sponsored by Business Law Society. Please contact Courtney Scoufis at courtney.scoufis@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    The D.O.N.E. Awards are an annual tradition at Duke Law to recognize the achievements and contributions of students, student organizations, faculty, and staff 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). Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Benjamin Spencer at benjamin.spencer@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3171

    Please join the Law Teaching Committee as they discuss student papers intended for publication. The paper for each workshop will be sent out in advance. Boxed lunches will be available after the workshop. Sponsored by the Law Teaching Committee. For more information, please contact Leanna Doty at leanna.doty@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

  • Law School 4055

    Please join us for a presentation by Orkun Akseli, Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Manchester School of Law, on the potential use of digital assets as security in commercial transactions. The development of distributed ledger technology and the potential use of digital assets as collateral when taking security raise several issues in the creation, perfection, and enforcement of security interests as well as in the applicable law. At the same time, modern principles of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions ("MLST") can play a pivotal role in reducing the cost of credit and expanding the financial inclusion of small businesses and individuals. Professor Akseli will argue that financial technology and the MLST have the necessary characteristics to decentralize and streamline the registration of security interests and to enable taking security over digital assets. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    As you prepare for Passover, JLSA's got you covered! Grab your own box of matzo from us. Find us at a table in Star Commons. Sponsored by Jewish Law Students Association and Jewish Graduate Student Initiative. For more information, contact Ali Rosenblatt at Ali.Rosenblatt@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

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

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for a discussion on business and human rights in Ukraine with Robert Friedman (Partner at Holland & Knight) and Isedua Oribhabor (Business & Human Rights Lead at Access Now). Sponsored by Human Rights Law Society. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided following the conversation. For more information, please contact Diana Kenealy at diana.kenealy@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

  • Law School 3037

    How is a law student (or sparkling new J.D.) is supposed to dress like a lawyer before you've even gotten your first paycheck? Do all lawyers have to wear black or navy all the time? How does the type of job you're in affect how you dress? We'll be answering these questions (and more!) with Marie Claire O'Leary Smith (@ladylawyergang on Insta), a #LadyLawyer who knows how to tastefully wear colors and prints while remaining professional, thrift appropriate attire, and switch up her wardrobe based on her job! RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/GPSLookThePart and contact emma.allison@duke.edu with any questions! Sponsored by Government & Public Service Society (GPS)

  • Law School 3043

    Please join us for the discussion with the attorneys of Wilson Sonsini to learn more about the firm. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Wilson Sonsini is known for its focus on entrepreneurship and tech/life science companies. The panelists will include Christina Clemens (L'20), Cody Gaynor (L'16), Leah Leon (L'18) and Sean Semmler (L'18).Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Jinny Park at jinny.park@duke.edu. Registration is not required.

  • Law School 3041

    Please join Women Law Students Association (WLSA), Outlaw, and DLJ to discuss this year's Casenote competition, the benefits of journal membership, and tips and tricks that will lead you to success. We highly encourage all WLSA and Outlaw 1Ls to join, regardless of whether or not you have decided you want to join a journal. This event has been incredibly helpful for our members in the past, and we know it will be worth your time! A grab-and-go lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by WLSA, Outlaw, and DLJ. For more information, please contact Dana Sublett at dana.sublett@duke.edu. If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please RSVP at https://forms.gle/xxdZCVWoQyEUbPdP8.

  • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Alaska Law Review invites all 1Ls interested in participating in casenote to get to know current journal members in a casual setting. We'll be happy to answer any questions, speak to our experience, and offer a few fun facts that make ALR something special in a small group setting. Snacks will be provided, and feel free to dip in and out as you please! Sponsored by ALR. For questions, please contact Macklin Willigan at macklin.willigan@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Mock Trial with hold Board Elections for the 2022-2023 academic year. Sponsored by Mock Trial. For more information, please contact Emily Chrisman at emily.chrisman@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for this unique opportunity to discuss with Mr. Adam S. Harris JD '11 (Associate, Morrison & Foerster Tokyo) and Mr. Yosuke Takenaka LLM '10 (Partner, Baker McKenzie Tokyo) about legal practices and career opportunities in Japan. Sponsored by the Japanese Law Society and the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Zhaoyu Sun at zs108@duke.edu. Please RSVP through this link- https://forms.gle/ws1FJNZtDPCaNQB69

Thursday, April 14, 2022

  • Law School 4045

    Please join us for a discussion about Edward Snowden and the rights and ethics of whistleblowers with Professors Logan Beirne and Professor Shane Stansbury. Professor Beirne is an ISP Faculty Fellow at the Information Society Project and Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. Professor Stansbury, is a Robinson Everett Distinguished Fellow in the Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security, and Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke. Snowden, who leaked classified information from the NSA in 2013, currently resides in Russia after being granted asylum there. The conversation will touch on the legal rights, ethics, and national security concerns of whistleblowing. The panelists will discuss if Snowden is a hero, a villain, or something in between and how we should think about whistleblowers generally. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. For more information please contact Ankush Joshi at ankush.joshi@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Join the First Amendment Clinic for a lunch chat with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh. Sponsored by the First Amendment Clinic. For more information, contact Danielle Siegel at danielle.siegel@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3043

    Please join the Woman Law Students Association (WLSA) and attorneys from Simpson Thacher for a panel on life as a junior associate at the firm. Lunch and GrubHub gift cards will be provided to all attendees. Pre-register at https://forms.gle/1Dzr3jYtbaNUwsSo7. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, contact Paige Mickel at paige.mickel@duke.edu.

  • Law School 4055

    Please join WOCC, BLSA and DLJ to discuss this year's Casenote competition, the benefits of journal membership, and successful tips and tricks. We highly encourage all WOCC and BLSA 1Ls to join, regardless of whether or not you have decided you want to join a journal. This event has been incredibly helpful for our members in the past, and we know it will be worth your time! If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please RSVP at https://forms.gle/RbHjZdzmzRLjJJJs5 - Sponsored by WOCC, BLSA and DLJ. For questions, please contact Nathan Marak at nathan.marak@duke.edu.

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    This event is to celebrate the hard work of Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP)'s pro bono volunteers and our outgoing board! Food will be provided. Sponsored by DIRP & the Immigrant Rights Clinic. For more information, please contact Kate Weaver at katherine.weaver@duke.edu.

  • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Join the Office of Student Affairs in celebrating the last day of classes with ice cream in the Duke Law Parking Lot near the Beber Sculpture Garden! Dairy free option available. Sponsored by OSA. For more information, please email student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Motorco Music Hall

    Join Tricky Dick at MotorCo for our 11th annual spring show! Some people, like the sorely mistaken father of legal icon Elle Woods, believe that "law school is for people who are boring and ugly and serious," but we are going to prove the haters wrong. Featuring comedy, music, special guests, and so much more, you won't want to miss this chance to celebrate the last day of classes! All proceeds go to PILF. Purchase advance tickets here ($8 plus tax/fees): https://motorcomusic.com/event/tricky-dick-11/. Sponsored by Tricky Dick and DBA. For more information, please contact Clara Nieman at clara.nieman@duke.edu.

Monday, April 18, 2022

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

  • Virtual

    The Coffee and Crypto Chat Series is back for the 2021-2022 academic year! Join Dr. Jimmie Lenz, the Director of the Master of Engineering Programs in Financial Technology and Cybersecurity, and Lee Reiners, the Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University, for an informal discussion of the latest crypto news topics. Sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering and the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, contact reiners@law.duke.edu. Please Register in advance for this meeting at the link below. Registration is free. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlcemspjwoHdOgya_Q8CRK5_um2DM-8…

  • Law School 4047

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

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Friday, May 06, 2022

  • Law School 3041

    A graduation ceremony for Class of 2022 students earning a Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law. This event is by invitation only. Sponsored by Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, please contact Monique Taylor at monique.taylor@law.duke.edu.

Saturday, May 07, 2022

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