2024

Monday, January 08, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • See description

    Please join us for 2024 Texas OCI hosted by the Duke Law Texas Club. This event provides 1L students with interviewing opportunities at Big Law firms in Texas. It will be hosted virtually on Jan 8th and 9th and in-person in the law school library on Jan 10th. For more information, please contact Oria Wilson-Iguade or Tyler Christensen at oria.wilson-iguade@duke.edu and tyler.christensen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3171

    Please join us for a Wintersession informal career conversation with Gaia Barcilon LLM '16. Ms. Barcilon is the founder and CEO of EOS Social Responsibility Solutions SA, based in Lugano, Switzerland, which consults with major companies on corporate social responsibility and delivers educational programming to promote human rights. She also serves as in-house counsel for HOPS Technik and has worked in the areas of international arbitration and commercial relations. This session is limited to ten students on a first-come, first-served basis -- Sign Up at: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f3VfqB2sz6bhie. Students may participate in only one LLM Wintersession lunch event and will receive a confirmation email if they are invited to attend the session. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Career Center. Please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu) with questions.

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • See description

    Please join us for 2024 Texas OCI hosted by the Duke Law Texas Club. This event provides 1L students with interviewing opportunities at Big Law firms in Texas. It will be hosted virtually on Jan 8th and 9th and in-person in the law school library on Jan 10th. For more information, please contact Oria Wilson-Iguade or Tyler Christensen at oria.wilson-iguade@duke.edu and tyler.christensen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3171

    Please join us for a Wintersession informal career conversation with Isabella Bellera Landa JD '14 (LLM to JD transfer). Ms. Bellera Landa is an associate at White & Case LLP in Washington, DC, in the Firm's International Arbitration Practice and Commercial Litigation groups. She represents and advises private companies, foreign sovereigns, and state entities in the resolution of international disputes. This session is limited to ten students on a first-come, first-served basis - Sign up at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f3VfqB2sz6bhie. Students may participate in only one LLM Wintersession lunch event and will receive a confirmation email if they are invited to attend the session. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Career Center. Please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu) with questions.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • See description

    Please join us for 2024 Texas OCI hosted by the Duke Law Texas Club. This event provides 1L students with interviewing opportunities at Big Law firms in Texas. It will be hosted virtually on Jan 8th and 9th and in-person in the law school library on Jan 10th. For more information, please contact Oria Wilson-Iguade or Tyler Christensen at oria.wilson-iguade@duke.edu and tyler.christensen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3171

    Please join us for a Wintersession informal career conversation with Jeff Zhang JD '05 (LLM to JD transfer). Mr. Zhang is a partner of the M&A and Private Equity Group, splitting his time between Orrick's Beijing and New York offices. He represents Chinese and international clients from multiple industries, including financial institutions, Fintech, technology, health care, and real estate, in a broad range of M&A, capital markets, corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters. This session is limited to ten students on a first-come, first-served basis - Sign up at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f3VfqB2sz6bhie. Students may participate in only one LLM Wintersession lunch event and will receive a confirmation email if they are invited to attend the session. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Career Center. Please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu) with questions.

  • 5:30 PM • Law School 3000

    Get to know White & Case a little better during this evening panel and learn about 1L and 2L opportunities, firm life, and different practice areas from Brody Greenwald, International Arbitration Partner (Los Angeles) and Isabella Bellera Landa, International Arbitration Associate (Washington DC). Food will be provided. Sponsored by First Class. For more information, please contact Kristie Chan at kristie.chan@duke.edu

Thursday, January 11, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Hear from current public interest students about how they got involved (or didn't!) second semester! Learn about journals, mock trial, and moot court, as well as how these opportunities can support your public interest and government career goals. Half the event will be panel style and the other half will have breakouts so attendees can receive personal advice. Please RSVP for lunch here: https://forms.gle/XP82ipNTP6muzTXWA Sponsored by GPS. Please email Maggie Ash with questions at maggie.ash@duke.edu.

  • 6:00 PM • See description

    Join us at the Law School Sign at 6:00 pm for Run Club's first weekly Thursday evening run of the semester! Pace groups will be led at 9:00 minutes/mile and 11:00 minutes/mile, but do whatever is comfortable for you. See you there! Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    For the Law School community. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu.

  • 3:00 PM • Law School Star Commons

    The Office of Student Affairs invites students, faculty, and staff for cookies and hot cocoa to kick off the new semester. Sponsored by OSA. For more information, contact student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Please join the Competition Law Society for a talk with Kunal Choksi Assistant Attorney General at the NC Department of Justice. The talk will focus on his recent work in antitrust and consumer protection matters as well as discuss the unique role states play in regulation competition. Sponsored by the Competition Law Society. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/jCtiDZC2P1vcwHbA8.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Curious about what it means to be a litigator? How often do they go to court? Is it really like what you see in Suits? Please join the Business Law Society and an esteemed attorney panel of litigators from Skadden; Paul, Weiss; Morrison & Foerster; and Latham & Watkins to find out the answers to these questions and more! Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, contact Avery Lewis at avery.lewis@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3171

    Join GPS for an open-house resume and cover letter review session. Upper-level students will be available to review materials and provide general application and interview advice. Coffee and pastries will be provided. Sponsored by GPS and co-sponsored by DBA. Please contact Maggie Ash at maggie.ash@duke.edu with any questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join LALSA for our first GBM of the semester, followed by lunch with you Mentor Familias. Sponsored by LALSA. For more information, please contact Katie Raya at katie.raya@duke.edu.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join 1GP as we discuss our upcoming events this semester and answer questions about the spring semester. Sponsored by 1GP. For more information, please contact Brandon Bishop at bpb21@duke.edu. RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTOi1mpti9V2LOu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    This is the first Black Law Students Association (BLSA) General Body Meeting of the year. We will discuss programming for the semester and other BLSA matters pertaining to the general body. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Andriana Johnson at andriana.johnson@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3171

    [This session limited to 15 students, registration required.] Please join us for an informal career conversation with Coalter Lathrop, JD/LLM '06. Mr. Lathrop is the principal of Sovereign Geographic, a public international law consultancy based in Asheville, North Carolina. For over two decades, Mr. Lathrop has leveraged his unique combination of legal and geographic skills to represent sovereign states in maritime boundary, territorial sovereignty, and other transboundary disputes, including before the International Court of Justice and International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. He also provides negotiation and litigation support and advice to governments and private interests across the globe. This career session is limited to fifteen students on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Bonnie Blundell at Bonnie.Blundell@law.duke.edu to participate. Those registered to participate will receive a confirmation email to attend the session. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, Office of International Studies, Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, contact Bonnie.Blundell@law.duke.edu.

  • 6:00 PM • See description

    Join us at the Law School Sign at 6:00 pm for Run Club's weekly Thursday evening run. Pace groups will be led at 9:00 minutes/mile and 11:00 minutes/mile, but do whatever is comfortable for you. See you there! Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu.

  • 6:30 PM • Law School 3000

    Spotlight event with Wyrick Robbins, a Raleigh law firm. Sponsored by Wyrick Robbins and North Carolina Club. For more information, please contact Jean Wilson-Stayton at jgw30@duke.edu.

Friday, January 19, 2024

  • 11:30 AM • Law School 3000

    OutLaw is welcoming Latham & Watkins for a discussion about the LGBTQ+ community at the firm, and to meet attorneys and learn about their practice areas, and what it is like to work at Latham. Sponsored by Latham & Watkins. For more information, please contact Caroline Moore at caroline.c.moore@duke.edu. Please fill out the RSVP form if you plan on attending: https://forms.gle/qcr9VneWSakS5gbz5

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    First Class invites you to join Yanely Espinal, known on social media as MissBeHelpful, for a personal finance workshop. Yanely is a Brooklyn-born first-gen college grad, the Director of Educational Outreach at Next Gen Personal Finance, and a member of CNBC's Financial Wellness Advisory Council. The first 25 students to RSVP will receive a free copy of her recently published book, "Mind Your Money." RSVP at link: https://forms.gle/hqe2LKf5grDy2v7V8 Sponsored by First Class. For more information, please contact Melissa Perez at melissa.perez@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel discussion with attorneys from Paul, Weiss to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be a Paul, Weiss attorney. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sean Mehrara at sean.mehrara@duke.edu.

  • 5:00 PM • See description

    Please join WLSA for its spring semester kickoff at Fullsteam Brewery from 5PM to 7PM. Fullsteam Brewery is located at 726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701. Small bites and snacks will be served. Please RSVP by January 13 at https://forms.gle/tJ1gzvy258ew6gUy7. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

Monday, January 22, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Please join the Duke Law California Club for a general body meeting where we will discuss upcoming events for the Spring semester. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law California Club. For more information, please contact Ashley Nelson at ashley.f.nelson@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a conversation with Judge Patrick Wyrick of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and Melvin G. Shimm Distinguished Professor of Law Darrell A. H. Miller for a discussion on the application and challenges presented by the Supreme Court's new text, history, and tradition test established in Bruen. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Ryan Lane at Ryan.Lane@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Join the Wilson Center for Science and Justice for an informational session to learn more about the Summer 2024 Internship Program. The Wilson Center's mission is to advance criminal justice and equity through law and science. We engage in interdisciplinary legal, research, and policy reform efforts across three focus areas: accuracy of evidence, equity in criminal outcomes, and behavioral health. You can read more about our work on our website: https://wcsj.law.duke.edu/. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. Please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Please join WLSA for a panel discussion about strategies for women to optimize leadership roles and participate in decision making in the legal field. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by January 16 at https://forms.gle/VZo2YSt5MmwpNqQE6. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

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

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Representatives from North Carolina Bar Association and North Carolina Bar Foundation will be introducing their Open Door Fellowship to Duke Law 1L students. The NCBF Open Door Fellowship is a competitive opportunity for first-year North Carolina law students from historically excluded or disadvantaged backgrounds. Open Door Fellows will participate in a paid summer program providing an opportunity to gain experience in a legal work setting. Fellows will benefit from meaningful professional experiences through the NC Bar Foundation and Association and have opportunities to widen their professional networks, to "open doors" and prepare them for the next steps in their legal careers. Sponsored by CPDC. Lunch will be provided. Questions? Email Jasminka Vujic (jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

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

  • 5:30 PM • Law School 4055

    This training event is for the Duke Afghan Asylum Project. By invitation only. Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project. For more information, please contact Hannah IsraelMarie at hannah.israelmarie@duke.edu.

  • 6:00 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join Morgan Lewis and APALSA for a career skills panel with attorneys from across the country along with several Morgan Lewis clients, following a networking reception. This event is designed to facilitate general networking skills and conversation with attorneys across practices. The reception, held at JB Duke, and the panel are open to all 1L students. Sponsored by Morgan Lewis and APALSA. For more information, please contact Tianyu Wang at t.wang@duke.edu.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join the Duke Law Florida Club for some coffee chats! We will discuss upcoming events for the Spring semester and both the Florida 1L and 2L recruiting processes. Coffee and breakfast will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law Florida Club. For more information, please contact Richard Silverman at richard.silverman@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Volunteers of Duke Immigrant Refugee Project (DIRP), join us for a celebration of your hard work for our pro bono projects! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DIRP. RSVP at https://forms.gle/Hu432f5bGdYfzHQX6. For more information, please contact gabriela.nagle@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join Philippe Chenu LLM '06, Legal Counsel, JAB Holding Company, and Erica Schohn JD '03, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, for a fireside chat model conversation to dive deeper into understanding career paths related to cross-border employee matters, data privacy, executive compensation, tax planning, corporate governance, and more. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, Office of International Studies, Career and Professional Development Center, and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Bonnie.Blundell@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Middle East and North African Law Students Association (MENALSA) invites all members to join for a general body meeting. The board will go over our events planned for this semester and answer any questions members may have. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by MENALSA. For more information, please contact Ceren Ege ceren.ege@duke.edu or Sari Wisoff sari.wisoff@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Join the Duke Law Mock Trial Board for a presentation with Professor Don Beskind on how to use the Rules of Evidence. For those competing in the 2024 Twiggs Beskind Tournament, this event is a critical step towards learning how litigating inside a courtroom works. Professor Beskind will provide an overview of the most relevant rules of evidence for mock trial tournaments and how to raise objections during a mock trial. Lunch will be provided. If you cannot make it, the event will be recorded and sent to all on the Mock Trial Interest Mailing list. To join the list, click here: https://lists.law.duke.edu/sympa/subscribe/mocktrial. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu or Johanna Crisman at johanna.crisman@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a conversation with Prof. Thomas Metzloff and Anthony Sanders about his book, Baby Ninth Amendments. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Ryan Lane at Ryan.Lane@duke.edu for more information.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    A conversation about immigration reform with Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley and Director of the Immigrants Rights Clinic Kate Evans. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Please contact Ryan Lane at ryan.lane@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    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 24 to July 24 at Leiden University's campus in The Hague. Courses, which will include offerings on trade, human rights, criminal justice and other core areas of international and comparative law, will be fully accredited and co-taught in English by top faculty from Duke Law and Leiden University. Sponsored by Duke-Leiden Summer Institute. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact bonnie.blundell@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Discuss trial civility and ethics. Hosted by Professor Donald Beskind and sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of American College of Trial Lawyers. For more information, please contact Susan Ranes at susan.ranes@law.duke.edu.

  • 3:00 PM • Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

    Please join us for an insightful conversation, "Has COVID-19 Affected Americans' Views of China and Chinese Views of the U.S.?". Our keynote speaker, Yu Xie, is the esteemed Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, with a scholarly focus on social stratification, demography, statistical methods, Chinese studies, and sociology of science. Professor Xie is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academia Sinica and the National Academy of Sciences. Opening remarks will be provided by M. Giovanna Merli, Professor of Public Policy, Sociology, and Global Health at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy & Director of the Duke Center for Population Research. Shitong Qiao, Professor of Law and Ken Young-Gak Yun and Jinah Park Yun Research Scholar at Duke University School of Law, will facilitate the dialogue. This event is co-sponsored by Chinalab@DukeLaw, Office for Faculty Advancement, Duke Center for Population Research, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, and Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute. A reception will follow. For more information, please contact zhang@law.duke.edu.

  • 6:00 PM • See description

    Join us at the Law School Sign at 6:00 pm for Run Club's weekly Thursday evening run. Pace groups will be led at 9:00 minutes/mile and 11:00 minutes/mile, but do whatever is comfortable for you. See you there! Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu.

  • 6:00 PM • Sanford School -- Rubenstein Hall, Room 153

    Join Sarhang Hamasaeed MIDP '07, director of Middle East Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and Mara Revkin, associate professor of law and political science at Duke, for a conversation on the current state of democracy in the Middle East amid ongoing conflicts and peacebuilding efforts. This event is co-hosted by the Duke Center for International Development, Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, and the South-North Scholars. Light refreshments will be available. For questions, please contact Nicole Filippo at 919-613-9257.

Friday, January 26, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School 3000

    Judging Forensic Science: The Wilson Center for Science and Justice and the Bolch Judicial Institute are sponsoring a conference on expert evidence in criminal cases. This conference is by invitation only. For more information, please contact Stella Kreilkamp at stella.kreilkamp@duke.edu.

  • 8:30 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Latham and Watkins attorney Justin Reinking will be hosting informal coffee chats with students interested in their Houston office. Sponsored by the Texas Club. For more information, please contact Tyler Christensen at tyler.christensen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    At a lunchtime judges panel on the future of forensic evidence, Nancy Gertner, retired U.S. district judge for the District of Massachusetts, and professor of the practice at Harvard Law School, and Jed Rakoff, Senior Judge of Southern District of New York, will share their perspectives. This is a momentous time to discuss forensic experts, as Federal Rule of Evidence 702, which governs expert evidence, was just amended for the first time in over twenty years. Professor Brandon L. Garrett will moderate. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, the Bolch Judicial Institute, and the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Science. For more information, please contact Stella Kreilkamp at stella.kreilkamp@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Sponsored by Florida Club. Attendees will need to RSVP at a link to follow. Contact Melissa at melissa,perez@duke.edu with any questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel discussion with attorneys from Latham & Watkins to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an Latham & Watkins attorney. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Joshua Allen at joshua.c.allen@duke.edu.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Monday, January 29, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    The Law School community is invited to join Dean Kerry Abrams for "Lawyers and Leaders," her series of conversations with pathbreaking figures in the legal profession and beyond. Her guest will be Dahlia Lithwick, an award-winning journalist and one of the nation's foremost legal commentators. Lithwick is the host of Amicus, Slate's biweekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court, an MSNBC contributor, and the author of the New York Times bestseller Lady Justice. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Center for Jewish Studies. For more information, please contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    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) for a panel with Jonaki Singh from Kramer Levin and Dean Chapman from Akin Gump. The panelists will answer questions on pro bono opportunities and misconceptions at big law firms. RSVP for lunch at https://forms.gle/8vE7d59fBe8jiVN49. Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP), DBA, and GPS. Contact jen.kim@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4172

    Please join us for an opportunity to talk with Professor Bishop about his career and the intersection of national security and economic policy. Sponsored by NSLS and LENS. Seating is limited. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Riley Flewelling at riley.flewelling@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 01, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join us as we kick off the 2024 Black History Month celebration! There will be general BLSA updates, Black History Month trivia, and food! Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Andriana Johnson at andriana.johnson@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Join the Duke Law Transactional Society for an event you will not want to miss! Yair Even-Tal (Associate at Venable) and Ryan McLeod (Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) will host a program on how to succeed at a big law firm as a summer associate/junior. Lunch provided. Please RSVP (https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4T1KN5UbBuwesCy). Sponsored by the Duke Law Transactional Society. For more information, please contact Kiran Singh at kiran.singh@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Jerome M. Culp, Jr. became the first tenured professor of color at Duke Law in 1989. He was a prolific scholar, internationally known for his work on race and the law. The author of numerous books and articles on critical race theory, justice and equality, law and economics, and labor economics, Professor Culp also taught in the fields of torts, employment discrimination, and sexuality and the law. He died on February 5, 2004, having mentored and intellectually nurtured countless students and scholars.

    On the eve of the 20th Anniversary of his untimely passing, the Center on Law, Race & Policy will host the Inaugural Jerome M. Culp, Jr. Critical Theory Lecture in his honor. The lecture will highlight Professor Culp's legacy and examine a contemporary challenge through the lens of critical theory, which Professor Culp championed. Robert S. Chang (Duke Law and Duke M.A. '92), the Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, will deliver the inaugural address. The event is open to students, faculty, alumni, and members of the Duke University community. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Sponsored by the Center on Race, Law, & Policy. For more information, please contact Shatanya McClure at mcclure@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    The Duke Law Clemency Project is hosting a Q&A session for its members with Ben Finholt. Bring any and all questions regarding the clemency petition process. Lunch will be provided. For question, please contact Jackson Samples at jackson.samples@duke.edu.

  • 3:00 PM • Law School 4172

    Please join us for an informal career conversation with Yair Even-Tal LLM '13. Mr. Even-Tal is an associate at Venable LLP in Washington, DC, where his practice concentrates on M&A and securities compliance. He represents public and private companies, as well as private equity firms, in a variety of domestic and international M&A and matters involving corporate governance and corporate restructuring. This LLM career session is limited to ten students on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu to participate. Those registered to participate will receive a confirmation email to attend the session. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Career Center. Please contact Isik Cotten (isik.cotten@law.duke.edu) with questions.

  • 6:30 PM • See description

    Join Duke Law Run Club for our first brewery run of the semester! Meet us and the folks from Fleet Feet Durham on their three-mile or five-mile loops. Both distance groups will take off at 6:30 pm! Return for great food, outdoor activities, and drinks if you wish. Register here for the run: https://www.fitvil.com/group/6649-2023ponyrun/ For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu. Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club.

Friday, February 02, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Law School 3041

    Twenty-first century technologies, in particular the apps we use on our mobile devices, combined with the lack of effective, privacy protective laws in our information economy, create risks for data related to our health. Duke's Data Privacy Day 2024 event, "Beyond HIPAA: Mental Health Apps, Health Data, and Privacy" will address the vast category of health information that is not covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the urgent need for privacy law and policy to regulate the commercial collection and use of this data. Visit our website, https://duke.is/dpd-2024, for agenda and speaker information. Sponsored by The Kenan Institute for Ethics and Duke Law. Co-sponsored by Sanford School of Public Policy and Science and Society. For more information, contact Jolynn Dellinger at jdellinger@law.duke.edu or David Hoffman at david.hoffman@duke.edu.

  • 11:00 AM • Law School 4046

    Join the Duke Law Fair Chance Project as we partner with the Durham Expunction and Restoration program (DEAR) to review the eligibility of clients at TROSA for criminal record expunction. Students will be assigned a client, review their client's criminal records, prepare an analysis, and then prepare an expunction petition. Students will then present their findings to their clients in-person at a later date. Sponsored by Duke Law Fair Chance Project. For more information, please contact Taylor Dempsey at taylor.dempsey.duke.edu; Jungi Hong at jungi.hong@duke.edu; or Will Knight at will.knight@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4040

    Join Asian Law Students Association for a conversation with Professor Robert S. Chang, a Duke Law alum, the Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, and Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Emily Teng at emily.teng@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Join us for a discussion with attorneys from Winston and Strawn on their experiences navigating being womxn of color in big law. Sponsored by Womxn of Color Collective. For more information, please contact Jordan Berry at Jordan.berry@duke.edu.

  • 4:00 PM • See description

    Please join us for the return of Duke Law's Family Weekend to get an inside view of life at the Law School! Events will include mock classes and more! Additional information coming soon. Sponsored by Duke Bar Association. For questions, please contact DBA VP of Events Natalie Leon at Natalie.leon@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 03, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • See description

    Families and loved ones are invited to join Duke Law Run Club on a run starting at Press Coffee and Crepes! Join us at 8:00 AM to run (or walk) for however long you like on the American Tobacco Trail, one of Durham's best running spots. Stop by Press after for coffee. All paces welcome and encouraged! Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu.

  • 11:00 AM • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Please join us for the return of Duke Law's Family Weekend to get an inside view of life at the Law School! Events will include mock classes and more! Additional information coming soon. Sponsored by Duke Bar Association. For questions, please contact DBA VP of Events Natalie Leon at Natalie.leon@duke.edu.

Sunday, February 04, 2024

  • 10:00 AM • See description

    Members of the Latin American Law Students Association and their familias are welcome to enjoy a fun brunch at Grub! Sponsored by LALSA. Please reach out to Katie Raya at katie.raya@duke.edu with any questions.

Monday, February 05, 2024

  • 9:00 AM • Law School Star Commons

    The Duke Bar Association, Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of the Dean invites Law School faculty, staff, and student body to stop by for bagels, coffee and conversation. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    We will review the steps for graduation. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, Office of International Studies and the Events Office. For more information, please contact events@law.duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Please join us for a debate between Josh Craddock of the James Wilson Institute and Niel Siegel, David W. Ichel Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Intellectual Life, about the meaning of "person" in the 14th Amendment. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Ryan Lane at ryan.lane@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4046

    Please join 1GP for a small group lunch with Professor Jon Petkun. Professor Petkun will discuss his experiences as a federal judicial clerk and as an academic. Sponsored by 1GP. For more information, please contact Brandon Bishop at bpb21@duke.edu. RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25caKOzbun3SSbQ

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Kristin Henning is the Blume Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law. Professor Henning previously worked for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where she helped organize and served as Lead Attorney for the Juvenile Unit, designed to meet the multi-disciplinary needs of children in the juvenile legal system. Professor Henning will be discussing her book The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth, moderated by Crystal Grant, Director of the Children's Law Clinic. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice and the Children's Law Clinic. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Jennifer Melton at jennifer.melton@duke.edu.

  • 5:45 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join the American Constitution Society as we host Professor Timothy Kuhner from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Professor Kuhner's academic work takes a novel approach to the issue of corruption in US politics, analyzing the problem from a unique constitutional law perspective. Professor Kuhner will discuss the challenges that this corruption poses to US politics, especially in light of core 21st century challenges, such as rising inequality, authoritarianism, and unmitigated climate change. Dinner will be provided. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. For questions, please contact Hamza Chaudhry at hamza.chaudhry@duke.edu.

  • 7:00 PM • Virtual

    Cooper & Cooper Real Estate is returning to Duke Law (virtually) to host a Zoom workshop for 3Ls and interested 2Ls who will be moving to NYC after graduation. Topics include: Starting Your Search, Neighborhoods & Subways, Apartment Shapes & Sizes, The Application Process, Paperwork Requirements, Income & Credit Guidelines, and The Real Estate Market. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at https://www.coopercooper.com/duke. Sponsored by BLS. For more information, please contact Avery Lewis at avery.lewis@duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    We will review the steps for graduation. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Events Office. For more information, please contact events@law.duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Join Major, Lindsey & Africa as they walk through different practice areas and help you find the practice areas best suited to you. "Ten Questions You Should Ask Yourself" poses 10 questions law students should think through and answer as they look toward practicing law. Each question digs into their interests, the ways they approach a situation and their goals. After reviewing the 10 questions, law students should have a better understanding of their practice options and the direction they should consider pursuing after law school. Lunch will be provided - please RSVP for planning purposes: https://forms.gle/hZ1BDcLMjHPsuGre7
    Sponsored by CPDC. If you have questions, email Jasminka Vujic (jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • 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 a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident. Maxine Sanders, from Duke's Visa Services Office, will be at the Law School to present information on the OPT process, as well as offer an opportunity to ask questions. Sponsored by the International Studies Office. For more information, contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Thursday, February 08, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Regents Professor and Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society at the University of Minnesota Law School, will deliver the 2024 Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law, which will address the consolidation and expansion of counter-terrorism norms and institutions since 9/11. The rise of counter-terrorism has enabled the consolidation of autocracy, sustained democratic backsliding, and undermined the capacity of civil society to function across the globe. The impact on human rights has been extensive and highly detrimental to the most vulnerable individuals and groups across the world. Drawing on Professor Ni Aolain's work as United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights since her 2017 appointment, the lecture will show the hard choices that must be made nationally and globally to reverse these trends. The Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law honors Professor Herbert L. Bernstein, who was a member of the Duke Law faculty from 1984 until his death in 2001, and the many contributions he made to Duke Law School and the legal community. Boxed lunches will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu. To view a recording of this event, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2ueqrbWxgg.

  • 1:45 PM • Law School 4172

    Please join the California Club in a conversation with Simpson to network and learn about working in their California offices. Sponsored by the California Club. For more information, please contact Ashley Nelson at ashley.f.nelson@duke.edu.

  • 6:00 PM • Law School 4045

    This event is a training session for students who have been selected for spring semester projects with the Human Rights Pro Bono Program (HRPBP). Light dinner will be provided. Sponsored by HRPBP and DBA. For more information, please contact Allison Frison (allison.frison@duke.edu) and Cassie Shapiro (cassidy.shapiro@duke.edu).

  • 6:00 PM • See description

    Join us at the Law School Sign at 6:00 pm for Run Club's weekly Thursday evening run. Pace groups will be led at 9:00 minutes/mile and 11:00 minutes/mile, but do whatever is comfortable for you. See you there! Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu.

Friday, February 09, 2024

  • 10:30 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join First Class for an informal coffee hour with Erin Bergey '15, partner at Latham & Watkins' New York office. Food will be served. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/21NwWaSuCb6af6X27. Sponsored by First Class. For more information, please contact Kristie Chan at kristie.chan@duke.edu.

  • 11:00 AM • Law School 4046

    Join the Duke Law Fair Chance Project as we partner with the Durham Expunction and Restoration program (DEAR) to review the eligibility of clients at TROSA for criminal record expunction. Students will be assigned a client, review their client's criminal records, prepare an analysis, and then prepare an expunction petition. Students will then present their findings to their clients in-person at a later date. Sponsored by Duke Law Fair Chance Project. For more information, please contact Taylor Dempsey at taylor.dempsey@duke.edu; Jungi Hong at jungi.hong@duke.edu; or Will Knight at will.knight@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join North Carolina Club for a panel discussion with attorneys from King & Spalding. Contact Megan Hamori at megan.hamori@duke.edu for more information. RSVP link to come.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    As you know, football does not mean the same in America as it does in the rest of the world. While we, international students, are passionate about the beautiful game, its American counterpart may seem puzzling to many of us. However, once you understand it, American football can be just as exciting as any other sport. That is why, three days before the Super Bowl, Professor Metzloff will tell you everything you need to know to be able to truly enjoy the biggest American event of the year! And if you are not an international student but also want to learn more about football, you are more than welcome to join us. Sponsored by GLSA. For more information, please contact Samuel Bettini (samuel.bettini@duke.edu) or Andres Pulido (andres.pulidomatallana@duke.edu).

  • 1:15 PM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Students of all years are invited to meet with Natalie Lamarque (B.A. '98, J.D. '02), General Counsel & Secretary of Principal Financial and former General Counsel of New York Life. Prior to NYL, Natalie was Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, SDNY, a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, and a law clerk to the Honorable Ann Claire Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, and the Honorable Malcolm J. Howard, U.S. District Court, EDNC. RSVP on a first-come, first-served basis. Food will be served. Please RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eLhhfgQJJuxGDFc. Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Avery Lewis at avery.lewis@duke.edu.

  • 3:00 PM • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    First presented in 2002, ESQ is an annual professional networking symposium held in early-February by the Business Law Society in conjunction with the Career & Professional Development Center and the Alumni & Development Office. The event gives 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 Jack Bergantino at jack.bergantino@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

  • 12:00 PM • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    Duke Law's Annual Intramural Transactional Law Competition provides 1Ls and LLMs the opportunity to negotiate a mock transaction in front of practicing corporate attorneys. Students will gain experience in term sheet markup and face-to-face negotiation. The competition concludes with a networking reception, where winners will be announced and invited to join the Duke Transactional Law Board. Sponsored by the Transactional Law Society. For more information, please contact Kiran Singh at kiran.singh@duke.edu or Helen Li at helen.li@duke.edu.

Monday, February 12, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    This meeting is to elect the DLTR Executive Board for the 2024-2025 school year. This event is mandatory for all 2L DLTR staff. Sponsored by Duke Law & Technology Review. For more information, please contact Collette Moura at cm569@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Join Duke Law graduates Judge Todd Hughes '92 (Fed. Cir.) and Justice Sarah Hawkins Warren '08 (GA Supreme Court) for a discussion about their careers. The judges will also talk about clerkships, including how they work with their clerks and what they look for when hiring clerks. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic for this program featuring Judge Iris Yassmin Barrios Aguilar, President of Guatemala's High Risk Tribunal; and Mary Lawlor, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. Speakers will discuss identifying and combatting threats to human rights defenders from the global to the local. Moderated by Monica Iyer, Senior Lecturing Fellow, International Human Rights Clinic, Duke Law. Co-sponsored by the ACLU, American Constitution Society, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Human Rights Law Society, International Law Society, and National Lawyers Guild. Event will not be livestreamed or recorded. Lunch provided for attendees. For more information, contact Bonnie Blundell (bonnie.blundell@law.duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Students interested in studying abroad for the Fall 2024 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 studying abroad. Current 3Ls will also be on hand to share their study abroad experience. Lunch will be available. Sponsored by the Academic Affairs and International Studies. For more information, please contact James Lambert (james.lambert@law.duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Come out for a lunch event that will cover tips and tricks for the annual Twiggs-Beskind Mock Trial Tournament! This event will not discuss any specifics of case material, but will instruct competitors on proper procedure, etiquette, and overall preparation and expectations. Co-sponsored by MENALSA, OutLaw, SALSA, and BLSA. Lunch will be provided. Please register here: https://forms.gle/XdJ3riDVvf4FPdEw6 For more information, please contact Yechan Choi at yechan.choi@duke.edu if you have any questions.

  • 5:15 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join the Duke Law & Entrepreneurship Society to make networking connections and learn more about life as an entrepreneurial big law attorney at Latham & Watkins! Sponsored by Duke Law & Entrepreneurship Society and Latham & Watkins. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/TCrkmFtZJU1DcpQS8. Please reach out to Carolyn Walworth at carolyn.walworth@duke.edu with any questions. See you there!

  • 6:30 PM • None

    Arnall Golden Gregory from Atlanta, GA will be at Duke Law and is inviting 1L students for dinner and chat. The dinner will be at Mothers & Sons starting at 6:30pm Attendance by invitation only. Sponsored by Arnall Golden Gregory and CPDC. Questions? Please email jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join WLSA for a Galentine's Day celebration. Pastries will be served. Please RSVP by February 7 at https://forms.gle/ewrwidMJAThjvwU99. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • 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

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Are you interested in practicing in Atlanta or wanting to learn more about what legal practice would look like in Atlanta? Explore the potential of the Atlanta legal market with attorneys from some of the top Atlanta law firms! Our exclusive series will provide a firsthand look into the unique professional landscapes of this mid-sized legal hub. Hear from successful attorneys from Alston & Bird, Arnall Golden Gregory, Eversheds Sutherland, and King & Spalding and discover why Atlanta should be a top contender in your job search. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by February 8 for planning purposes:
    https://forms.gle/WGfGFmDmZLVZUYG16
    Sponsored by CPDC. Questions? Email Jasminka Vujic (jasminka.vujic@duke.law.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join OutLaw for our conversation with Judges Todd Hughes (Federal Circuit) and Donald Tunnage (DC Superior Court). Both Duke Law alumni, we will discuss their distinctive paths to their current positions, their perspectives on clerking, and more. Sponsored by OutLaw and the Clerkship Office. Please reach out to Amanda Watson (amanda.m.watson@duke.edu) for more info.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

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

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3000

    A Valentine's Day celebration for the Womxn of Color Collective community including food, activities, and goodie bags. Sponsored by the Womxn of Color Collective. For more information, please contact Jordan Berry at jordan.berry@duke.edu.

  • 2:00 PM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join Lorcan Shannon for an interactive and informal small-group discussion about his career journey as an immigration lawyer in NY and leveraging his LLM degree internationally and in the U.S. Space is limited to ten students on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by International Studies Office. Please RSVP to Leslie Allen (leslie.allen@law.duke.edu)

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

  • 12:00 PM • Law School Star Commons

    Join DBA for a Valentine's Day celebration! Take a break to decorate valentine cards for the special people in your life and enjoy some candy while you're at it. Cards, markers, stickers, glitter glue, and pink starbursts provided. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, contact DBA Wellness Chair Cassie Shapiro at cassidy.shapiro@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    This event, titled as a play on words of Bell Hooks's book "All About Love" is a discussion and celebration of Black self-love. We will discuss topics such as hair texture, colorism, and body positivity within the Black community. There might also be some Valentine's Day treats! Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact Andriana Johnson at andriana.johnson@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Join IPLS for a discussion of the To Kalon wine trademark dispute with Professor Buccafusco, the Edward & Ellen Schwarzman Distinguished Professor of Law. Cosponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) and DBA. Fill out this survey to RSVP for the event and submit questions for the panel: https://forms.gle/V7mv1ggUenM2HwtZ8. For more information, please contact James Mullen at james.mullen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Come join your friends and stop by the table for delicious Kosher food, conversation, and a warm welcome! The Duke Chabad x Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) communities are joining together to celebrate Jewish life. Have questions about the meaning of your existence? Have an opinion on falafel vs. shawarma? Want to just say hello? Come join us for an informal gathering! Sponsored by Duke Chabad in partnership with JLSA. For more information please contact Justin Fiszer at justin.fiszer@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu with questions.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join the Health Law Society for our spring mentorship meet-up. This is a chance for mentors and mentees to discuss classes, the field of health law, careers in health law, and future goals over pastries and coffee from Mad Hatter's Bakeshop. Even if your mentor or mentee will not be in attendance, all are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Isabelle Breier at ifb4@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Dylan C. Penningroth, Professor of Law and Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, will deliver the 2024 Robert R. Wilson Distinguished Lecture, "Hidden Histories of Black Civil Rights." Professor Penningroth, who also serves as associate dean of Berkeley Law's Program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy / Legal Studies, specializes in African American history and in U.S. socio-legal history. His new book, Before the Movement: The Hidden History of Civil Rights (Liveright, 2023), explores how ordinary Black people used and thought about law in their everyday lives, and how Black legal activity and Black legal thought helped shape American law and Black social movements from the 1830s to the 1970s. His first book, The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth-Century South (UNC Press, 2003), won the Avery Craven Prize from the Organization of American Historians. Boxed lunches will be provided on a first come first served basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact events@law.duke.edu.

  • 4:00 PM • Law School 2014

    Third-year students are invited to meet with Dean Abrams and talk about their law school experience. Seating is limited and spots fill quickly. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_db43tP75I87NDdI. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For questions, please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

  • 6:00 PM • See description

    Join us at the Law School Sign at 6:00 pm for Run Club's weekly Thursday evening run. Pace groups will be led at 9:00 minutes/mile and 11:00 minutes/mile, but do whatever is comfortable for you. See you there! Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu.

Friday, February 16, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join Texas Club and O'Melveny & Myers for Coffee with attorneys Kristin Cope and Brennan Wong from Dallas. Kristin and Brennan will be answering questions about life at OMM. Sponsored by Texas Club. For more information, please contact Tyler Christensen at tyler.christensen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Join our panel of attorneys from Ropes & Gray for a conversation about IP Transactions. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS). Fill out this survey to RSVP for the event and submit questions for the panel: https://forms.gle/ZQuEbgJ6sTLXvcZz7. For more information, please contact James Mullen at james.mullen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Please join attorneys from McGuireWoods and O'Melveny & Myers to discuss the 2L recruiting process. The panel will address questions about what students should be doing going into the 2L recruiting season for both those who will and will not be at firms this upcoming summer. Sponsored by Texas Club. For more information, please contact Tyler Christensen at tyler.christensen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4000

    Volume 20 Elections for Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy. Attendance required for all DJCLPP Members. For more information, please contact Margaret Kruzner (mkk45@duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Weil, Gotshal & Manges to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Weil. Sponsored by Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Avery Lewis at avery.lewis@duke.edu.

  • 1:00 PM • See description

    Please join WLSA for a coffee tab at Foster Street Coffee, located at 530 Foster Street #2, Durham, NC 27701. The coffee tab will be open from 1PM to 4PM. Please RSVP by February 14 at https://forms.gle/oLaqsujPT84MdNs7A. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

  • 4:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join APALSA for a conversation with Judge McMillian. Justice Carla Wong McMillian was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia by Governor Brian Kemp, taking office on April 10, 2020. Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, she is the first Asian Pacific American to serve on a state's highest court in the Southern United States. Sponsored by APALSA. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Teng, at emily.teng@duke.edu

Saturday, February 17, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • See description

    Come join the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund for a volunteer day at the Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge! We will be doing tasks such as working in the fruit orchard and helping with a building project, as well as meeting the Refuge's non-human residents. No volunteer experience is necessary. We will meet at Marcy's Garden the morning of the event. Please RSVP here by February 12th: https://forms.gle/Nce1tDhMnj61ETCN7. Sponsored by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. For more information, please contact Jeremy Sharp at jys17@duke.edu.

  • 9:00 AM • Law School 3041

    In this symposium, judges, lawyers, and community members will consider what judges can and should do to address structural racism and bias both in and out of the courtroom. We will hear from speakers on topics including the criminalization of poverty and racial discrimination in jury selection. Sessions will address both racial equity in legal doctrine and collaborative efforts to build an inclusive culture in the legal system. Speakers will share insights into navigating ethical obligations and facing the backlash against racial equity initiatives. Judges will discuss diversity in the legal profession and share practical tools for guarding against the influence of bias. Sponsored by NC CRED, Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, Inclusive Juries Project, Wilson Center for Science and Justice, and many more co-sponsors listed on the event website. For more information and registration, please visit our website link below. For questions, contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Big Law 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: DC Panel will showcase alumni working in the DC area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by 2/18 at https://forms.gle/7A9FrFic3TKEubGx6. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact John Lee at john.lee@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3210 Flex Learning

    Meet with Dean Jabrina Robinson to ask career and job search questions targeted to LLMs to build on the resources shared throughout the year. This is a drop-in session for career tips, strategic planning, and discussions of ways to optimize your job search. Sponsored by International Office. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join our distinguished panelists, the Honorable Julia Gibbons, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the Honorable Sarah Merriam, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and the Honorable Andrew Oldham, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, for a discussion about clerkships. The judges will share their perspectives on topics such as the benefits of clerking, what they look for in applications, and how they work with their clerks. They will also answer questions. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4046

    Please join ILS for a Lunch Chat with Associate Dean of International Studies, Oleg Kobelev, to discuss his career before coming to Duke, his ongoing work advising LLMs and those interested in international law, and the continuing conflict in Ukraine. Space is limited. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/4oGPPrXQfUBMrMhAA. You will receive a confirmation email for the event if you sign up before the event reaches capacity. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the International Law Society. For more information, please contact Kevin Dugan at kevin.dugan@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Big Law 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: California Panel will showcase alumni working in the California area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Join us for a conversation with Aaron Lee '09 of Orrick, Melinda Vanderburg '20 of Latham, and Shireen Matthews '04 of Jones Day. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by February 19 (Monday) at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe660M-CQuByx3gSuCkfBXBKmgLJiw… Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Cher Qin, Linmei Hou, or Wanning Zhao at quer.qin@duke.edu, lh404@duke.edu, or wanning.zhao@duke.edu.

  • 6:00 PM • Law School 3041

    The finalists will moot Speech First, Inc. v. Sands, 69 F.4th 184 (4th Cir. 2023) in the 2023-2024 Dean's Cup Final Round. Casey Jarrod Witte (representing the petitioner, Speech First, Inc.) and Kyle T. Gantz (representing the respondent, Timothy Sands) will argue in front of the panel: the Honorable Julia Gibbons, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the Honorable Sarah Merriam, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and the Honorable Andrew Oldham, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Co-sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board and the Office of the Dean. Attend in-person in Room 3041 or virtually at: https://duke.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=d90fcb12-7…. For more information, please contact deanscup@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Professor Jeff Ward to talk about the recent launch of the Responsible AI in Legal Services (RAILS) initiative - and opportunities for students interested in RAILS to get involved - including but not limited to working alongside legal professionals, interviewing industry leaders, research, etc. Please RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dpxsr3RgpBcfOvA. Sponsored by DLTS. For more information, please contact Dana Han at dh341@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Join the Government & Public Service Society for a conversation with Karla McKanders, Duke alumna and expert on race, immigration, and the administrative state. Karla will talk about her current work with the Legal Defense Fund and opportunities for lawyer activism in racial justice and public law. Please RSVP at: https://forms.gle/KaGr4BUqnXky9KH78. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by Government & Public Service Society and DBA. Contact Maggie.Ash@duke.edu with any questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3000

    This event is only open to visiting scholars and SJDs. The Office of International Studies is hosting a networking lunch for visiting scholars and SJD program participants. This networking lunch aims to provide a relaxed and congenial atmosphere for academics from various disciplines to come together, exchange ideas, and explore potential collaborations. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. Please confirm your attendance with Leslie Allen (leslie.allen@law.duke.edu)

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    What does justice actually look like in our criminal legal system? And what roles do deterrence, punishment, retribution, rehabilitation play? Join District Court Judge Kendra Montgomery-Blinn, Durham District Attorney Satana Deberry, Law Professor & Restorative Justice Facilitator Jon Powell, and seasoned defense attorney Emilia Beskind for a lively discussion on different theories of justice. Sponsored by the Fair Chance Project and Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Taylor Dempsey at taylor.dempsey@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    This event will be the third installment of BLSA's Black History Month series where we will take an in-depth look at the criminal justice system and feature individuals who have both been impacted and worked within the U.S. Criminal Justice system. Sponsored by BLSA. For more information, please contact andriana.johnson@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join WLSA for a panel discussion with women attorneys about the challenges and opportunities of practicing in transactional and finance-based groups. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by January 31 at https://forms.gle/47UuvoytaBL4UaBY8. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Please join the Competition Law Society for a discussion with Loren Smith and Chris Rybak, economists at Compass Lexecon. The talk will focus on their experiences supporting antitrust attorneys as experts and their role in the cases. Lunch will be provided. Please rsvp at https://forms.gle/qUpsUkAkiqFte6Ty7 For questions, please contact jacob.cunningham@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join 1GP for a panel of our 2L members on the firm search process for 2L Summer Associate positions. We will discuss how to find firms of interest, networking strategies, and the timeline of the process. Sponsored by 1GP. For more information, please contact Brandon Bishop at bpb21@duke.edu. RSVP here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cINghAJr6MI7o5U

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Sponsored by the Center for Law, Ethics and National Security. For more information, please email Amanda Gonzalez at lensbox@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Big Law 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: New York Panel will showcase alumni working in the New York area to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Join us for a conversation with Ashley Shan '19 (Shearman & Sterling), Bharath Mohan '17 (Paul, Weiss), Jenny Li (Fried Frank), Denny Bai (Fried Frank), Faith Pang (Schulte), and Debbie Wang (Ropes & Gray). All members of the Duke Law community are welcomed! Lunch will be served. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/cJwnhKyYpJmPFWqx7. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Patricia Su at patricia.su@duke.edu or Carlos Hua at yuxuan.hua@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • 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. Sponsored by the International Studies Office. For more information, please contact Leslie Allen at leslie.allen@law.duke.edu

  • 6:00 PM • See description

    Join us at the Law School Sign at 6:00 pm for Run Club's weekly Thursday evening run. Pace groups will be led at 9:00 minutes/mile and 11:00 minutes/mile, but do whatever is comfortable for you. See you there! Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu.

  • 7:30 PM • See description

    Please join Duke Law California Club for a mixer to connect and network with fellow Duke Law students interested in working in California. Event to be held at High-Wire Brewing Durham. Sponsored by the Duke Law California Club. For more information, please contact Ashley Nelson at ashley.f.nelson@duke.edu.

Friday, February 23, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School 3041

    Join us for the 29th Annual LENS Conference at the Duke Law School. Sponsored by the Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security. Visit our website at https://web.law.duke.edu/lens/conference/2024/ to view the agenda and register for the conference. Registration is required to attend. For more information, please email Amanda Gonzalez at lensmailbox@law.duke.edu.

  • 11:00 AM • Law School 4046

    Join the Duke Law Fair Chance Project as we partner with the Durham Expunction and Restoration program (DEAR) to review the eligibility of clients at TROSA for criminal record expunction. Students will be assigned a client, review their client's criminal records, prepare an analysis, and then prepare an expunction petition. Students will then present their findings to their clients in-person at a later date. Sponsored by Duke Law Fair Chance Project. For more information, please contact Taylor Dempsey at taylor.dempsey@duke.edu; Jungi Hong at jungi.hong@duke.edu; or Will Knight at will.knight@duke.edu

  • 12:00 PM • Law School 3000

    Join Government and Public Service Society (GPS) and National Security Law Society (NSLS) for a drop-in coffee chat with CIA Office of General Counsel attorneys. Duke alumni currently working with the CIA will share about their journeys and offer career advice. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Sponsored by GPS and NSLS Please contact Maggie.Ash@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Gibson Dunn. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sean Mehrara at sean.mehrara@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for our annual Big Law 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: Additional Markets Panel will showcase alumni working in the Chicago, Raleigh, and Houston areas to address regional considerations regarding practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Join us for a conversation with Thomas Cull '15 of White & Case, Amanda Colley of McGuire Woods, and Kathy Phan of Clifford Chance. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by February 19, 2024 at https://forms.gle/EMA41CcnjozXydwH6 Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Waka Ogihara at waka.ogihara@duke.edu.

  • 5:00 PM • Rubenstein Arts Center

    Please join DISL for our first landmark event - our inaugural play presentation and exhibit! DISL will be presenting a staged reading of Borderline by Andrew Siañez-De La O! DISL will be presenting Borderline alongside an exhibit detailing the immigrant rights issues depicted in the play. The exhibit will open at 5 PM, and will remain open after the show. The show will start at 6 PM, followed by a brief talkback. Light refreshments will be served, and transportation vouchers will be provided. Please consider joining us for a brief post-show talkback session and sharing your insights as a valued community member. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/8coFvKK19bTJzhzG9. Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant Stories Lab (DISL). For more information, please contact Amber Holder at ah626@duke.edu.

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Monday, February 26, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Please join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Law Society for a panel discussion of the newly enacted Foreign Extortion Prevention Act. This novel statute seeks to punish foreign officials or politicians who solicit or accept bribes from U.S. citizens, companies, and others. Featuring Scott Greytak, Director of Advocacy at Transparency International USA, and Jay Holtmeier, Partner at WilmerHale. Lunch provided; RSVP here: https://forms.gle/kfLGeJSagYtxwkDh7. Sponsored by CICL and ILS. Contact Noah Buyon at nb264@duke.edu with any questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join LALSA in hearing from a panel of attorneys from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Hispanic/Latino Affairs Division. Latine attorneys will share their experiences working in North Carolina and discuss challenges faced by the Latine community. Sponsored by LALSA. For more information, please contact Katie Raya at katie.raya@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join Judge Bibas for a light-hearted overview of the 1L and law school curriculum drawing out themes of formalism, the rule of law, and the importance of notice and impartiality. Judge Bibas is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was previously a professor of law and crimonology at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, where he continues to teach. He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University, earned a B.A. in jurisprudence from Oxford University, and earned his J.D. from Yale Law School.
    After graduating Yale Law, Judge Bibas clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. He also spent time as a litigation associate at Covington & Burling and successfully prosecuted the world's leading expert in Tiffany stained glass as an AUSA in the Southern District of New York. He is the author of two books and over 60 scholarly articles. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Chandler Cole at chandler.cole@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3000

    Law Faculty Only. Sponsored by the DEI and Teaching and Learning Committees. Please contact Shatanya McClure at mcclure@law.duke.edu for more information.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join Duke Law Florida Club for a discussion regarding Blueprint and opportunities for 2L Summer. Breakfast will be provided. For more information, please contact Richard Silverman at ras96@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Join the Duke Law and Technology Society for a virtual panel with Matthew Castle, Senior Corporate Counsel at Open AI, and Candice Vicuna, AGC at Cruise, as we discuss how to pursue a legal career in the AI and autonomous vehicles fields. This is an exciting opportunity to hear lawyers positioned at the cutting edge of technology law explain how they got to where they are, and what legal skills they consider most important. Sponsored by DLTS. For more information, please contact Cole Horton at cole.horton@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Are you interested in practicing in Boston or wanting to learn more about what legal practice would look like in Boston? Explore the potential of the Boston legal market with attorneys from some of the top Boston law firms! Our exclusive series will provide a firsthand look into the unique professional landscapes of this mid-sized legal hub. Hear from successful attorneys from Choate, Foley Hoag, Mintz, and Ropes & Gray and discover why Boston should be a top contender in your job search. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by February 23 for planning purposes: https://forms.gle/HxnLCF5hp8di4i5a7. Sponsored by CPDC. Questions? Email Jasminka Vujic (jasminka.vujic@duke.law.edu)

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4046

    Join South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) for a mid semester check in! We'll see how everyone is doing this semester and be happy to answer any questions about the rest of the semester. Sponsored by SALSA. Please contact Raashi at raashi.shastry@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Think you want to be a restructuring attorney? Curious to learn what a restructuring attorney does? Please join the Business Law Society and its esteemed attorney panel from Paul, Weiss; Milbank; Davis Polk; and Akin Gump to find out the answers to these questions and more! Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Joshua Allen at joshua.c.allen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and El Chombo, three of the most famous reggaeton artists, are being sued for copyright infringement based on their use of Jamaican dem bow beats. Join Professor Jenkins (Duke's own IP expert), Professor Wayne Marshall (reggaeton expert), and La Gata (cultural reggaeton analyst) in a deep dive into the case and the implications it could have on Jamaican artists and the entire reggaeton genre. RSVP at https://forms.gle/uERoicQ1GXLgqgPQA. Sponsored by LALSA. For more information, please contact Gabriela Nagle Alverio at gen4@duke.edu.

  • 3:00 PM • Law School 2014

    Second-year students are invited to meet with Dean Abrams and talk about their law school experience. Seating is limited and spots fill quickly. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bwMBiEHTtbgZL8O Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Jocelyn Simonson is a Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and the author of Radical Acts of Justice: How Ordinary People are Dismantling Incarceration. Simonson's scholarship explores bottom-up interventions in the criminal legal system, such as bail funds, copwatching, courtwatching, and participatory defense, asking how these real-life interventions should inform our conceptions of the design of criminal justice institutions, the discourse of constitutional rights, and the meaning of democratic justice. Join us for a discussion and Q&A moderated by Professor Brandon Garrett. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Jennifer Melton at jennifer.melton@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4172

    Please join WLSA for a small group lunch with Professor Farel to discuss her professional experiences, with a focus on her work as a trial attorney at the FCC and DOJ and balancing her current careers as a professor and an in-house attorney. Attendance is limited to the first 12 people to sign up at the following link: https://forms.gle/ScP6nw6q6Ds9HoX88. You will receive an email by February 19 if you are within the first 12 people to sign up. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Oren Glickman at oren.glickman@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join the Public Interest and Pro Bono Office and the Government and Public Service Society for a networking lunch with alumni. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by GPS and PIPB Office. Please contact Molly.Pines@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Come join BLSA for a crash course in financial literacy with Certified Financial Planner James Mwombela! Over your lunch break, learn all about intro investments, high yield savings accounts, budgeting, and more! Sponsored by BLSA. For more information contact blsa@law.duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join the Office of Student Affairs for a conversation on leadership and resilience with Gabs Lucero '17. This event is open to current student organization leaders and those who are interested in running for a position next year. Sponsored by OSA. For more information, contact Rachel Mwombela rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

  • 5:30 PM • Law School Star Commons

    Connect with the Duke Law public interest community, including alumni, students, faculty, and staff, as well as PIPS certificate students and faculty mentors. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono. Please reach out to Holly Dorfman at had11@duke.edu for more information.

  • 6:00 PM • See description

    Join us at the Law School Sign at 6:00 pm for Run Club's weekly Thursday evening run. Pace groups will be led at 9:00 minutes/mile and 11:00 minutes/mile, but do whatever is comfortable for you. See you there! Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu.

  • 7:00 PM • Law School 4049

    Join the Duke Law Mock Trial Board for the final round of its 2024 Twiggs Beskind Mock Trial Competition, featuring the top performers in the Twiggs Beskind Tournament. The competition will feature Judge James C. Dever and Professor Marilyn Forbes as our judges. Sponsored by the Mock Trial Board. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu.

Friday, March 01, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School 3000

    The Alumni & Development Office is pleased to welcome the Duke Law Alumnae Leadership Council for their Spring 2024 Meeting. For more information, please email us at alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

  • 10:00 AM • Sanford School -- Rubenstein Hall, Room 200

    Duke Law will host a 4ALL - Lawyers on Call phone site. This pro bono service party brings together Duke Law's North Carolina-licensed attorneys (faculty, staff, and alumni)to provide free legal answers, information, and resources to North Carolinians statewide. Paralegals and law students answer and screen calls. Learn more about the 4ALL event here: https://www.ncbarfoundation.org/our-programs/4all-statewide-service-day/ . Sponsored by the PIPB Office. For more information, please contact D.J. Dore at dj.dore@law.duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Please join WLSA for a golf crash course taught by members of the Duke Golf Team. This classroom session will be paired with a practical golf lesson at the Washington Duke Inn (practical lesson details to follow). Lunch will be served. Please register by February 23 at https://forms.gle/eURvfgAudUZsVoob8. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Milbank to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Milbank. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Joshua Allen at joshua.c.allen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 2014

    Join us for a conversation over lunch with Judge Peter Murray L'90 of the San Diego Superior Court. Elected in 2022, Judge Murray assumed office in January 2023. Prior to his election to the bench, Judge Murray worked as Chief Trial Counsel for a law firm. He also served as Deputy Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General with the California Department of Justice, worked in private practice, and served as a Deputy District Attorney for the San Diego District Attorney's Office. This event is for Duke Law students. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Join our panel of attorneys from Sheppard Mullin for a conversation about IP law. Topics will include unfair competition and false advertising. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS). Fill out this survey to RSVP for the event and submit questions for the panel: https://forms.gle/GbBMAjhn2JQtdHnbA. For more information, please contact James Mullen at james.mullen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Paul Genender (Duke undergrad '91, Duke Law '94, currently a partner at Paul Hastings, chair of the Texas commercial litigation office, and co-chair of the Houston office), and David McAtee (Duke undergrad '91, University of Texas Law '94, currently Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at AT&T) will be doing a Q&A with each other, focused on how legal careers evolve over time and what it takes to succeed in the legal profession. In addition to being Duke undergraduate classmates, Paul and David have been lifelong friends since childhood. Sponsored by Texas Club. For more information, please contact Tyler Christensen at tyler.christensen@duke.edu.

Saturday, March 02, 2024

  • 1:00 PM • Brodie Recreation Center

    Rebuilding a life after incarceration is difficult. How difficult? Join us on Saturday, March 2nd at Brodie Gym's upper courts on Duke's East Campus from 1 to 4 p.m. to experience it for yourself at our Reentry Simulation. This immersive, three-hour event is being put on by the Duke Justice Project and OurJourney, a North Carolina non-profit founded by formerly incarcerated people. Attendees will essentially play a "role-playing game," in which they adopt the persona of a recently released prisoner, and learn how hard it is to navigate the world. There will be time at the end for sharing and hearing from speakers.

    Lunch is provided, and attendance is absolutely free to both Duke and non-Duke affiliates, but you must register before February 27th because space is limited. If you are not a Duke affiliate, please also let us know whether or not you need parking.

  • 8:00 PM • See description

    Duke Bar Association will be hosting its annual Barrister's Ball from 8pm-Midnight at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. Ticket sales have concluded. Please see DBA's prior emails for further details. Sponsored by Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact DBA VP of Events Natalie Leon at Natalie.leon@duke.edu.

Monday, March 04, 2024

  • 9:00 AM • Law School Star Commons

    The Duke Bar Association, Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of the Dean invites Law School faculty, staff, and student body to stop by for bagels, coffee and conversation. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Please join WLSA for a panel discussion about balancing family obligations and commitments, particularly with children, with a legal career. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by February 27 at https://forms.gle/6cBZnhi3kXFKQEqC9. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4046

    Please join 1GP for a small group lunch with Professor Veronica Root-Martinez. Professor Martinez will discuss her experiences in the legal field as a first-generation professional. Sponsored by 1GP. For more information, please contact Brandon Bishop at bpb21@duke.edu. RSVP at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aUXe8SMsTbB9hrw.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    This is a training for current Moot Court Board Members to prepare for the upcoming Hardt Cup competition. All judges should attend. Sponsored by Moot Court. Please contact Maggie.Ash@duke.edu with questions or concerns.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a conversation with Judge Michael Liburdi of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and Duke Law professor Jed Purdy about federal land ownership. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch will be provided. Contact Ryan Lane at Ryan.lane@duke.edu for more information.

  • 6:00 PM • See description

    Join us for a panel discussion on police accountability! Joanna Schwartz , author of Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable, and Tony Cheng, author of The Policing Machine: Enforcement, Endorsements, & the Illusion of Public Input, along with Dawn Blagrove, Executive Director of Emancipate NC will gather for a conversation on problems and solutions of police accountability. The conversation will be moderated by Duke Law Professor Ben Grunwald, and will be held at the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park, 1309 Halley St, Durham, NC 27707. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. For more information, contact Jennifer Melton at jennifer.melton@duke.edu. To learn more and register, visit: https://duke.is/n/2ea6.

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join the Competition Law Society for an informal coffee chat with attorneys from Cleary Gottlieb. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/xqhBHdGjXrvUq8oEA For more information please contact Jacob Cunningham at Jacob.Cunningham@duke.edu.

  • 8:30 AM • Law School 4172

    Students are invited to join attorneys from Greenberg Traurig's Miami office for an informal coffee chat about the firm and Florida practice. Sponsored by the Duke Law Florida Club. for more information, please contact Thomas Gallinar at thomas.gallinar@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Please join the LARW faculty and the Moot Court Board for an information session on the upcoming Hardt Cup competition. Contact Miranda Campbell Kerrigan (mac193@duke.edu) for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3171

    Are you interested in a career working abroad? Lawyers play an integral role in Luxembourg's financial system. Join us for a conversation about opportunities for U.S.-trained attorneys in Luxembourg from lawyers in the Luxembourg office of DLA Piper. This career session is limited to ten students on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu to participate. Those registered to participate will receive a confirmation email to attend the session. Sponsored by the Office of International Studies. For more information, please contact Isik Cotten at isik.cotten@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join the Duke Law & Entrepreneurship Society for this lunchtime event! We'll host Todd Huber, co-founder and owner of local Undercurrent Coffee and Night Swim Coffee, his attorney, and his business partner for a conversation about what it's like to work in the entrepreneurial-business legal space. Lunch provided! Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/PHGk9UWyLpjHKSZ56. Sponsored by DLES. For any questions, please contact Carolyn Walworth at cjw106@duke.edu.

  • 1:30 PM • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Please join First Class for one-on-one coffee chats ahead of Blueprint with WilmerHale attorneys. Attendance is limited; please sign up at the following link: bit.ly/fcwilmerhale. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kristie Chan at kristie.chan@duke.edu.

  • 2:00 PM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) for a coffee chat with Gibson Dunn attorneys Amanda Neely (D.C.) and Emma Li (NYC). Sponsored by APALSA. For more information or any questions, please reach out to Jen Kim at jen.kim@duke.edu

  • 3:00 PM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Coffee chat with Latham & Watkins attorneys coming from California offices. Sponsored by California Club. For more information or any questions, please reach out to Natalie Juo at natalie.juo@duke.edu.

  • 4:45 PM • See description

    All 1Ls considering a 2L private sector job search should attend this annual networking event to establish meaningful connections with law firms from around the country that frequently hire Duke Law 2Ls. The event will be held at the Durham Convention Center. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center. 1L event registration will open in January 2024. For more information, please contact Susan Anderson at susan.anderson@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 06, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Under the Supreme Court's 2022 decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, the constitutionality of a modern gun regulation depends upon whether a court finds the regulation to comport with history and tradition. But Bruen's novel test raises important and pressing questions. How should judges approach a historical record that may be incomplete or misleading because of the way it was compiled? Is it possible to offer publicly intelligible legal reasons for decisions within Bruen's historical-analogical framework? Join Professor Darrell A. H. Miller and Andrew Willinger, Executive Director of the Duke Center for Firearms Law, as they engage these questions and chart the future course of Second Amendment jurisprudence. And look out for their insightful essays on these topics in the Duke Law Journal Online. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law and Duke Law Journal. RSVP by March 1, 2024 at https://forms.gle/n4HmjD9JuA9ZWCFA6. For more information, please contact Lydia Culp at lydia.culp@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel discussion with attorneys from Simpson Thacher to learn more about what a day in the life of a Simpson Thacher attorney is like across different offices and practice areas. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Joshua Allen at joshua.c.allen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Middle East and North African Law Students Association (MENALSA) invites all members to join for their second General Body Meeting. The board will go over our remaining events planned for the semester and pass on advice for the 1Ls' appellate brief. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by MENALSA. For more information, please contact Ceren Ege at ceren.ege@duke.edu or Sari Wisoff at sari.wisoff@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    The word "ecocide" was inspired by the concept of genocide, the desire to destroy an entire human group, combining the Greek root "oikos," which means house (although it has come to refer to habitat), and the Latin "cidio," which means to kill. Although it is a relatively new and still little-discussed topic in Brazil, the Chamber of Deputies recently approved Bill 2,787/19, which amends provisions of Law 9,605/98, criminalizing the offense of ecocide. Learn more about this new crime from Brazilian legal scholar Gianpaolo Poggio Smanio. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/dq62MnB8h1e3qQnR9. Sponsored by ILS, ELS, and HRLS. For more information, please contact Katherine French (kkf18@duke.edu).

  • 6:10 PM • Law School 3041

    100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice tells the story of Elouise Cobell, a Blackfeet Warrior, who filed the largest class action lawsuit ever against the federal government for 100 years of broken promises. When the U.S. Government broke up Indian Reservations and allotted millions of acres to Native Americans, it promised to manage the land and set up the Indian Trust Fund to disburse revenues generated by mining, oil, gas, and timber leases. The government was supposed to manage the Indian Trust, but instead cheated Indian families out of billions of dollars. Join us for a screening of the documentary and comments by Professor Vickie Sutton of Texas Tech and Professor Ryke Longest, who are co-teaching Indigenous Justice this semester. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Clinic, the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, and GPS. RSVP Here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ac26LCfe7BlyVW6 For questions, please contact Holly Dorfman at had11@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 07, 2024

Friday, March 08, 2024

  • 7:30 AM • Law School 3041

    Join us for the 10th 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 to help attorneys understand the latest trends in forensic evidence, limitations to this evidence, and legal challenges that can be made. This year the program will have a special focus on Mental Health Evidence. The program is open to criminal defense attorneys, investigators, and paralegals and will offer 6.25 NC CLE hours. Sponsored by the Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice & Professional Responsibility, NC Office of Indigent Defense Services, Wilson Center for Science and Justice, and Pfeiffer Rudolf. For more information, please contact Marlyn Dail at marlyn.dail@law.duke.edu or visit our website listed below.

Monday, March 18, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Please join the Sports & Entertainment Law Society for a sports-themed panel with attorneys from Proskauer, Skadden, and Sidley to learn more about their firms, their practice areas, and the many ways associates may gain access to sports matters in big law. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by SELS & DBA. For more information, please contact Taylor Grant (taylor.b.grant@duke.edu) or Evan Rodgers (evan.rodgers@duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    On January 30, 2024, Chancellor McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery ordered rescission of Elon Musk's compensation plan at Tesla, worth up to $55.8 billion. Join Professor Bobby Bishop for a conversation with the attorney who won the case, Greg Varallo of Berstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP. Sponsored by Professor Robert Bishop. For more information, please contact Bobbi Pabon at bobbi.pabon@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3000

    Please join CLAPS for a Child Welfare 101, to learn about how the child welfare of family regulation system functions in the U.S. generally as well as in North Carolina. During this event we will be joined by Crystal Grant and Peggy Nicholson, the two professors leading the Duke Children's Law Clinic. We will also be joined by Christine Umeh, a Duke Law alumna, who is the Family Defense Practice Leader at Still She Rises. In addition, we will hear from CLAPS board members who will discuss why they chose to be involved in the club, what they hope to accomplish with this semester, and upcoming opportunities for students to get involved. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/5QEMSrUm7xgHkWuL8. Sponsored by CLAPS. Please contact Maggie Ash at maggie.ash@duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Amazon employee-organizers will be discussing their campaign to organize C.A.U.SE: Carolina Amazonians United For Solidarity and Empowerment at Amazon's RDU facility. Sponsored by the National Lawyer's Guild and DBA. For more information, please contact Melana Dayanim at m.dayanim@duke.edu. Please RSVP to ensure a lunch is ordered for you at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSew4tN0glv5J8gq5zpsgdwbQBcV_AI…

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join us for a pivotal discussion on "Law and AI in China and the U.S." Immerse yourself in a thought-provoking conversation on the intricate dynamics of Law and Artificial Intelligence across two global powerhouses. Our esteemed panel of speakers includes: Yiran Chen, John Cocke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Jian Pei, Arthur S. Pearse Distinguished Professor of Computer Science; Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Distinguished Professor of Law; Jun Yang, Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor, Department of Computer Science. Moderated by Shitong Qiao, Ken Young-Gak Yun and Jinah Park Yun Research Scholar and Professor of Law, this session is sure to illuminate the symbiotic relationship between technological advancement and legal frameworks. Lunch will be provided, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This event is co-sponsored by Chinalab@DukeLaw and the Duke University Office for Faculty Advancement. For inquiries, please contact Alex Zhang zhang@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    We will be meeting for our spring general body meeting. Event will include lunch and North Carolina Trivia! Take a break from studying to join the NCC club for a relaxing, fun (and informative!) lunchtime event. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club. For more information, please reach out to Jean Wilson-Stayton at jgw30@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Gideon Day: The Right to Counsel Past, Present & Future A discussion of the landmark Gideon v. Wainwright in practice. Panel will include Prof. Ben Grunwald, Lacey Coppage, Senior Program Associate at the Sixth Amendment Center, and a former client of the Duke Law Criminal Defense Clinic sharing perspectives on the state of indigent defense. Lunch & Cake Pops will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law Criminal Defense Clinic. For questions, please contact Prof. Fogel at fogel@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join us for an across affinity groups moot court preparation event for the upcoming annual Hardt Cup. We will have panelists sharing candidly about their experiences and give tips & tricks. Sponsored by Duke Law 1GP, APALSA, BLSA, First Class, LALSA, MENALSA, Outlaw, SALSA, and WLSA. For more information, please contact Omar Mattar at omat.mattar@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Latham & Watkins Partner Erin Bergey (L'15) and Winston & Strawn Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Sylvia James (L'96) share specifics of summer and first-year associate success. Whether your goal is to advance within a law firm or take a different path after a few years, associates with the attributes they will discuss will be in high demand and have a broader array of options.

    Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by March 14: https://forms.gle/eAeUPBNPfCY7p8AE6
    Sponsored by CPDC. Questions? Email Jasminka Vujic (jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4000

    Join APALSA for the spring mentor-mentee check-in. Sponsored by Duke Law APALSA. For more information, please contact Steven Sun at shuangqi.sun@duke.edu. Find the RSVP link here: https://forms.office.com/r/yxQQxYgY0L.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join WLSA for a Hardt Cup tips & tricks information session. The presentation will include a panel of current Moot Court Board members to discuss their experiences with Hardt Cup, preparation strategies, and public speaking techniques. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Katherine French at katherine.k.french@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • 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 Kindra Mohr, Financial Services Manager, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), 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 Bonnie Blundell at bonnie.blundell@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Join 1GP as we elect our leadership team for the 2024-2025 school year. Sponsored by 1GP. For more information, please contact AK Kilby @annkathryn.kilby@duke.edu for more information. RSVP Here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ex7Mp4yXcRCTTZI

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

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

  • 5:30 PM • Law School Star Commons

    Please join Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association (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 as we ring in the New Year! Sponsored by MENALSA. For more information, please contact Emma Shahabi at emma.shahabi@duke.edu.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a discussion of state constitutions with Judge David Stras of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Ryan Lane at Ryan.Lane@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    The Public Interest and Pro Bono Office invites public interest students of all class years, including LLMs, to an informal lunch. The lunch is an opportunity for students to visit with each other and continue conversations started at the public interest retreat or in other venues this fall. Co-sponsored by PIPB and GPS. Contact Holly Dorfman, had11@duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join the Duke Law & Entrepreneurship Society in electing its 2024-2025 executive board! Please declare your candidacy for an elected position here: https://forms.gle/WL2WZ8Hj6TGZTqHz9 and RSVP to attend the election and vote here: https://forms.gle/vshXezCPEC7Qj4zAA. Lunch will be provided! Sponsored by Duke Law & Entrepreneurship Society. For more information, please contact Carolyn Walworth at cjw106@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join a panel of attorneys from Latham & Watkins and McDermott, Will, & Emery for a discussion about choosing a forum for IP litigation. The panel will discuss the benefits of litigating in the ITC, US District Courts, PTAB, and international fora. Please complete this survey to RSVP for the event and submit questions for the panel: https://forms.gle/M9PttwangPoz9szGA. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS). For more information, please contact James Mullen at james.mullen@duke.edu

  • 4:15 PM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Students are invited to join first-generation attorneys from Gibson Dunn for an informal coffee chat about the firm and their practices. Breakfast will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law First Class. RSVP at https://forms.gle/vpLomjoGUaZBMHqY7. For more information, please contact Isabella Cheng at isabella.cheng@duke.edu.

  • 5:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Gibson Dunn. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sean Mehrara at sean.mehrara@duke.edu.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Professor Ruth Okediji, Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will deliver the 2024 David L. Lange Lecture in Intellectual Property, titled "Bargaining in the Shadow of Poverty: New Pathways in International Intellectual Property Lawmaking." A foremost authority on the role of IP in social and economic development, Professor Okediji will explore how the interplay among U.S. identity politics, foreign relations crises, and the dynamics of European integration have shaped new frontiers in international IP lawmaking. Boxed lunches will be provided on a first come first serve basis. This event is sponsored by the Dean's office. Please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu for more information.

Friday, March 22, 2024

Saturday, March 23, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School 3041

    Join us for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund's 2024 Spring Symposium. The Symposium will feature panelists substantially connected to the fields of animal rights, law, and industry. Please RSVP here by February 29th: https://forms.gle/3xByx6KTdLMARViS7. Sponsored by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Please contact Jeremy Sharp at jeremy.sharp@duke.edu for more details or questions.

  • 12:00 PM • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    The Transactional Law Society is thrilled to host its annual Interscholastic Transactional Law Competition, providing an opportunity for law students across the country to come together and gain transactional law experience by marking up and negotiating a contract. Participation by invitation only. Sponsored by the Duke Transactional Law Society. For more information, please contact Kiran Singh at kiran.singh@duke.edu or Helen Li at helen.li@duke.edu.

Monday, March 25, 2024

  • 7:30 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    1Ls! Come join Black Law Students Association (BLSA) for a breakfast celebrating the submission of your LAST LARW memo! For any questions please reach out to George Howard at blsapresident@law.duke.edu.

  • 8:45 AM • Law School Star Commons

    Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact leo.zhu@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Unlocking the business drivers behind successful law firms is crucial for both students and new attorneys. Join Associate Dean Bruce Elvin as he navigates the economic landscape of today's legal industry. This session empowers you to understand your firm's priorities, add strategic value, and position yourself for the most promising opportunities both within the firm and beyond. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by March 20: https://forms.gle/QLGPMoMcdZgXvg1X6
    Sponsored by CPDC. Questions? Email Jasminka Vujic (jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Please join the Duke Law Journal (DLJ), 1GP, LALSA, Neurodivergent Law Students Association, SALSA, and APALSA to discuss this year's Casenote competition and tips and tricks that will lead you to success. We will provide specific blue booking strategies and walk you through a highly rated case note. We highly encourage all 1Ls to join, regardless of whether or not you have decided you want to join a journal. Sponsored by DLJ, 1GP, LALSA, Neurodivergent Law Students Association, SALSA, and APALSA. For more information, please contact Natalie Leon at Natalie.leon@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Please join us for a discussion about Article I Courts in the Unites States with Eimer Stahl litigation partner and former Chief Deputy Solicitor General of Wisconsin Ryan J. Walsh and Professor Jonathan Seymour. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. For more information, please contact Ryan Lane at Ryan.Lane@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic for this program featuring Shane Ellison, Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney, Duke Law Immigrant Rights Clinic; Kyle Knight, Interim Deputy Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program, Human Rights Watch; and an additional speaker who is an LGBTQ activist representing her community. Speakers will discuss recent advances and victories in transgender rights. Moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) and Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic, Duke Law. Co-sponsored by ACLU, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project, Human Rights Law Society, International Law Society, National Lawyers Guild, and OutLaw. Event will not be livestreamed or recorded. Lunch provided for attendees. For more information, contact Bonnie Blundell (bonnie.blundell@law.duke.edu).

  • 1:30 PM • Law School, Goodson Library, Riddick Rare Book Room

    As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Kyle Knight, Interim Deputy Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program at Human Rights Watch, 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 Bonnie Blundell at bonnie.blundell@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3000

    ALR will meet to discuss the remaining board positions for the rising 3Ls. Graduating 3Ls will offer insight into what the roles entail in order to allow students to make an informed decision in referencing their journal position for next year. Sponsored by ALR. For more information, please contact Johanna Crisman jc944@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join the North Carolina Club for a panel discussion with attorneys about finance practice in the Charlotte market. Topics will include an introduction to finance-related practice areas, networking tips, and the Charlotte legal landscape. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club. For more information, please reach out to Shaun Thompson at shaun.thompson@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Please join the National Lawyers Guild for a legal observer (LO) training. LOs play a critical role during protests and direct actions by documenting interactions between protestors, counterprotestors, and the police. This training will provide you with skills and strategies to protect everyone's right to protest. Further details, including an RSVP form, to follow. Sponsored by NLG. Contact Noah Buyon at nb264@duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Please join WLSA for a panel discussion about how women can find fulfillment in their careers as attorneys. Panel questions will focus on how women can find and work on legal issues that are important to them, especially women's issues, how women can take care of their mental and physical health as attorneys, and how women can build community in a law firm. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by March 20 at https://forms.gle/UhcWSM5MojMJi2nz9. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    The Duke community (Duke ID required) is invited to join David F. Levi, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean Emeritus of Law, will interview Daphne Barak-Erez, a justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, about her new book, Biblical Judgments, New Legal Readings in the Hebrew Bible.
    The book considers today's dilemmas of law and government, social justice, and human rights through the perspective of the Hebrew Bible. By focusing on biblical narratives and literature rather than on traditional interpretations of biblical law, Justice Barak-Erez looks beyond specific legal norms to concentrate on what the stories can reveal about the "big" issues. The conversation is presented as part of Professor Levi's podcast, Judgment Calls, which features interviews with judges about their careers and judicial decision-making. RSVP required: https://duke.is/4/jey7. Justice Barak-Erez's visit is sponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies. Lunch sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. Contact Melinda.vaughn@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3171

    Please join ILS for a Lunch Chat with Major General Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., the Executive Director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. We will discuss his career before coming to Duke and his specialties in the law of armed conflict, cyberwar, military justice, military coups, and ethics in national security practice. RSVP at https://forms.gle/TbX1zzetfU21cxNv9. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the International Law Society and DBA. For more information, please contact Cristiana Farnsworth at cristiana.farnsworth@duke.edu.

  • 3:45 PM • Law School 2014

    First-year students are invited to meet with Dean Abrams and talk about their law school experience. Seating is limited and spots fill quickly. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BOLzjEctgdvybc Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

  • 7:00 PM • See description

    Do you want to be trained by and practice alongside some of the best legal
    minds in the country? Do you want to go to court and see your ideas and words
    in action? Join Quinn Emanuel attorneys for casual conversation, cocktails, and
    canapes, and learn what your career can look like at the firm the Wall Street Journal calls "A Global Force in Business Litigation." Sponsored by Quinn Emanuel and Duke Law Career Center. Questions? Please email jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu. The reception will be at Mateo Bar de Tapas, 109 W Chapel Hill St. in Durham. All 1Ls are welcome. In order to attend, please RSVP to rebeccafogler@quinnemanuel.com.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Each year Duke Law Journal (DLJ) offers leadership positions to rising 3Ls based on their excellent scholarship. Join DLJ to learn about the two pathways to joining DLJ, the Note-On and Online Essay Competitions. The Note-On Competition involves submitting a note-length piece of scholarship (i.e., SWRP), which would be published in DLJ alongside faculty scholarship. The Online Essay Competition requires students to write a short essay responding to a broad prompt, which, in addition to publication on DLJ Online, comes with an award of $250. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/6QYHAVNZtqUx3ewL8 and contact Gabriela Nagle Alverio (gabriela.nagle@duke.edu) with additional questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    The onset of the #BlackLivesMatter Era has opened scrutiny over what exactly should be police's goals and responsibilities in today's society. Can the police be trusted guardians of security and justice simultaneously? What are the pathways toward institutional change, whatever that may look like? And how are police departments themselves strategically navigating these efforts? Join three authors of new books engaging these questions: Tony Cheng, The Policing Machine: Enforcement, Endorsements, & the Illusion of Public Input; Michael Sierra- Arévalo, The Danger Imperative: Violence, Death and the Soul of Policing; and Michelle Phelps, The Minneapolis Reckoning: Race, Violence, and the Politics of Policing in America. Moderated by Andrea Leverentz, Professor of Sociology at NC State University. Sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice and the Department of Sociology. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Jennifer Melton at Jennifer.melton@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is excited to host its executive board elections for the 2024-2025 academic year! Come make your voice heard in deciding the organization's future leadership! Should you have any questions, please reach out to Kia King at blsa@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join Texas Club for Executive Board elections for the upcoming 2024-25 school year. Sponsored by Texas Club. For more information, please contact Tyler Christensen at tyler.christensen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu with questions.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join the Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Center for International and Comparative Law for a conversation with Ewa Hofmańska, the project manager of Project Sunflower. Ewa will discuss her organization's work as well as broader efforts in Ukraine to document war crimes and other human rights violations arising out of the Russo-Ukrainian War for use in post-conflict accountability proceedings. This event is associated with the Kenan Institute's Ukraine at War: Life in a Time of Fear of Hope programming. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Tatiana Varanko (tmv14@duke.edu) with any questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Interested in project finance? Curious to learn how you can support renewable energy projects as a lawyer? Please join the Duke Law Energy Society and an esteemed attorney panel to learn more. Lunch will be served. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/LDBnzLeHeNYTnbHx7. Co-Sponsored by Duke Law Energy Society, Business Law Society and Norton Rose Fulbright. For more information, please contact Andrew Kelbley at andrew.kelbley@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4172

    Please join WLSA for a small group lunch with Professor Dellinger to discuss her professional experiences and her career as a law school professor, with a particular focus on her work in privacy law. Attendance is limited to the first 12 people to sign up at the following link: https://forms.gle/TmL7hcetjz7upu4Z9. You will receive an email by March 18 if you are within the first 12 people to sign up. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Oren Glickman at oren.glickman@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    More information to come. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Please contact Ryan Lane at ryan.lane@duke.edu for more information

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Come hear directly from Duke Law alumni working in public interest careers with non-profits, state agencies, and the federal government. They will share how they have achieved their financial, life, and family goals on public interest salaries and workplace benefits, all while doing work that they love. Alumni will share their personal circumstances related to budgeting, salaries over time, and managing their educational debt, including how they have bought houses, saved for retirement, started families, funded vacations, provided financial assistance to family members, and paid off student loans. They will also talk about Public Service Loan Forgiveness and using Duke's LRAP. John Ahlers, the Senior Director of Financial Aid at the law school, will also be on the panel. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, and the Government and Public Service Society. Please contact Holly Dorfman at had11@duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join LALSA for Executive Board elections for 2024-25. Sponsored by LALSA. For more information, please contact Katie Raya at katie.raya@duke.edu.

  • 6:00 PM • See description

    Join us at the Law School Sign for Run Club's weekly Thursday evening run. Pace groups will be led at 9:00 minutes/mile and 11:00 minutes/mile, but do whatever is comfortable for you. See you there! Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu.

  • 7:00 PM • See description

    Show off your music at DLMA's Open Mic Night! We are excited to announcement that this semester's event will be held at The Blue Note Grill (709 Washington Street, Durham, NC 27701). We welcome any and all types of talent and invite the entire Durham community to get up on stage. Drums, amps, and PA will be supplied. Sign up to play or just come hang out for a listen. Sign up day of or ahead of time here: https://forms.gle/hsJFVyEWJBQN8ZwH6. For questions, please contact Sam MacDuffie at samuel.macduffie@duke.edu.

Friday, March 29, 2024

Saturday, March 30, 2024

  • 1:00 PM • Law School Marcy's Garden

    This will be a retreat for all of Outlaw members. It will start with lunch and lawn games. Then, there will be a transition inside with a community-building game of "family feud." where mentor and mentee pairs play against each other. Sponsored by Outlaw. For more information, please contact Olive Roerich at olive.roerich@duke.edu.

Monday, April 01, 2024

  • 9:00 AM • Law School Star Commons

    The Duke Bar Association, Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of the Dean invites Law School faculty, staff, and student body to stop by for bagels, coffee and conversation. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Please join the Sports & Entertainment Law Society for a panel of attorneys from across the entertainment industry to learn more about their offices and practice areas. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by SELS & DBA. For more information, please contact Taylor Grant (taylor.b.grant@duke.edu) or Evan Rodgers (evan.rodgers@duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join First Class to learn more about what Pre-OCI is, how to approach the process, and how to set yourself up for success before the summer starts. This panel is open to ALL students! Attorney panelists will be Jenny Bobbit (Akin Gump, NYC), Brandon Marvisi (Hunton Andrews Kurth, LA, LAW '19), and Claire Daly (Goodwin, NYC, LAW '22) Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by First Class. For more information, please contact Isabella Cheng at isabella.cheng@duke.edu. RSVP at: https://forms.gle/76fGNfasTnEhSJ3W6

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Join the Government and Public Service Society, Inclusive Juries Project, Criminal Defense Law Clinic, and Wilson Center for Science and Justice for a screening and discussion of Director Abby Ginzburg's Twin Seas Media's "Judging Juries," a short film directed by Abby Ginzberg that examines the lack of jury pool diversity and barriers to jury service for low-income people and people of color. Duke Law Inclusive Juries Project Director Emily Coward will moderate a 30-min conversation immediately after the screening exploring the jury access and jury diversity challenges highlighted by the film. NC Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls, Durham District Attorney Satana Deberry, and Wake County Chief Public Defender Deonte Thomas will join this conversation as featured panelists. Lunch will be provided, please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/DenjKAv83LtPmjHm8/. Sponsored by GPS and DBA. For questions, please contact Maggie Ash at mla58@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Planning to practice at a law firm and be involved in international work? Curious to learn what cross-border work an attorney does at a law firm? Please join the International Law Society and a panel of esteemed attorneys from White & Case, Cleary Gottlieb, and Clifford Chance to find out the answers to these questions and more! Specifically, we will look at cross-border transactions, international arbitration, and global capital markets. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/RB9NVfyWSiDTn5kQ6. Sponsored by International Law Society (ILS). For more information, please contact Katherine French at kkf18@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School Marcy's Garden

    This is the official class photo for all JDs, LLMs, and LLM-LEs for the Class of 2024. You must wear a dark suit for the shoot. Rain date: April 8, 2024. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

  • 6:00 PM • Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center

    Former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will speak as part of the Provost's Initiative on the Middle East a year-long effort launched in February to make space in the campus community for rigorous and respectful debate on current and past conflicts in the region. Bruce Jentleson, the William Preston Few Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and an expert on the Middle East as well as international security and U.S. foreign policy broadly, will host the conversation. Registration is required at https://events.duke.edu/fayyad. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost. For more information, please email middleeastinitiative@duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) for the 2024-2025 Executive Board Election. We encourage all APALSA members to attend and vote! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by APALSA. For more information, please contact Tianyu Wang at t.wang@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

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

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3000

    The North Carolina Club will be meeting to hold general body elections for the 2024-2025 board. Sponsored by the North Carolina Club. For more information, please reach out to Jean Wilson-Stayton at jgw30@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Join us for a panel of Duke Law Journal alumni reflecting on their journeys at Duke Law, their time on DLJ, and their professional endeavors post-graduation. From their experiences in transactional work, litigation, clerking, and academia, our alumni with underrepresented perspectives will provide invaluable insights into how serving on DLJ helped them to navigate the legal landscape. For those interested in participating in Casenote, we highly recommend attending this event. Co-sponsored by DLJ, LALSA, 1GP, SALSA, APALSA, BLSA, First Class, MENALSA, and the Neurodivergent Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Natalie Leon at Natalie.leon@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Duke OutLaw is hosting live elections for our upcoming executive body! Speeches, lunch, and looks will be served. Sponsored by OutLaw. For more information, please contact Justin Fiszer at justin.fiszer@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

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

  • 4:00 PM • Law School 4046

    Attorneys from Winston & Strawn's New York and California offices will be speaking about their experiences in patent litigation. Coffee and pastries will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law and Technology Society. RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScap2UqVj8isrUwxPxLGgB5s3jJR5n….
    For more information, please contact Nicole Litovsky at (nicole.litovsky@duke.edu) or Linmei Hou at (linmei.hou@duke.edu).

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Come speak to Moot Court Board members about the opt-in portion of Hardt Cup and Moot Court Board membership. Coffee provided. Sponsored by Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Brandon Bishop at bpb21@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join us as we elect the next board of First Class! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by First Class. For more information, please contact Daniela Pereira at dp290@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043

    Please join DLJ and three of our student authors to learn about their writing and publication process. This event is open to all students, but especially those who are interested in learning more about DLJ and its publication opportunities. Sponsored by DLJ. Please contact Miranda Campbell Kerrigan (mac193@duke.edu) for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Please join Professor Jenkins for a conversation about copyright law in the music industry. The discussion will focus on Ed Sheeran's lawsuits. I may just be Thinking Out Loud here, but I bet the event will be a Perfect way to end the year! Fill out this survey to RSVP for the event and submit questions: https://forms.gle/ytRkWi7EWS8b7VCx9. Sponsored by Intellectual Property Law Society. For more information, please contact James Mullen at james.mullen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join us for a conversation with Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams and North Carolina Board of Elections Chair Damon Circosta for a conversation on administering fair elections. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Ryan Lane at Ryan.Lane@duke.edu for more information.

  • 6:15 PM • 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 Avery Lewis at avery.lewis@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 04, 2024

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    The Bolch Judicial Institute invites the Duke Law community to join a celebration of the life and legacy of the late Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, recipient of the 2024 Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law. Dean Kerry Abrams will moderate a panel discussion with four former O'Connor law clerks: Duke Law Professors Lisa K. Griffin (clerked in 1997-98) and Matthew Adler (clerked in 1992-93), Traci L. Lovitt '97 (head of the issues and appeals practice at Jones Day, clerked in 1997-98), and Sarah Boyce '12 (Deputy Attorney General & General Counsel, NC Department of Justice, clerked in 2015-16). The Bolch Prize particularly honors Justice O'Connor's work to advance civic education and civil discourse throughout the country. This event is sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please email Lora.Farmer@law.duke.edu. To learn more about the Bolch Prize and Justice O'Connor, visit http://tinyurl.com/3yd6ykmv.

  • 5:00 PM • Virtual

    The Nicolas School for the Environment, International Law Society, and Environmental Law Society are hosting a webinar with Dr. Nick Gales, Vice-Chair of the International Whaling Commission and former head of the Australian Antarctic Program. Throughout his career, Gales has worked at the intersection of Antarctic science and policy, including testifying on behalf of Australia in the landmark International Whaling Commission (IWC) case against Japan for violations of the whaling moratorium. Dr. Gales will be addressing three major themes during the discussion: how geopolitics affect Antarctic diplomacy, the International Whaling Commission, and how scientists can better engage with the world of international diplomacy. Please join us for what promises to be an informative evening! Register here: https://bit.ly/ODWG_DrNickGales. For more information, please contact Katherine French at kkf18@duke.edu.

  • 5:15 PM • Law School 3037

    Join Run Club for our elections! Nominate yourself in advance here: https://forms.gle/3u6NFvMRC937mtCeA. Nominees will have 1-2 minutes to speak. Following elections, join us for our 6 pm run! Pace groups will be led at 9:00 minutes/mile and 11:00 minutes/mile, but do whatever is comfortable for you. Admitted students who are in town early are welcome to join. Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu. or Michael Deluca at michael.deluca@duke.edu.

  • 5:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Kirkland & Ellis invites you to learn about its cutting-edge private equity practice. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Sean Mehrara at sean.mehrara@duke.edu.

  • 5:40 PM • Law School 3000

    Please join us to elect next year's DISL board and celebrate the successes of DISL's first year! Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/WaZtSR4UEQEBAQgK9 Sponsored by the Duke Immigrant Stories Lab. For more information, please email Amber Holder at ah626@duke.edu

Friday, April 05, 2024

Monday, April 08, 2024

  • 10:00 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Every day, between 2,000 & 2,400 people in North Carolina spend 23-24 hours of their day trapped in a solitary confinement cell. Come see an interactive solitary confinement replica cell to reflect on the torturous use of solitary confinement in our state. Sponsored by Duke Law National Lawyers Guild. For more information, please contact Taylor Dempsey (taylor.dempsey@duke.edu) or Noah Mlyn (noah.mlyn@duke.edu).

  • 12:30 PM • SSRI-Gross Hall 230

    Please join DISL for a Q&A session discussing how to make involvement in firm citizenship activities (affinity group leadership, DEI initiatives, committees, recruitment, mentorship, etc.) into an asset in your career development, while maintaining balance and providing excellent client work. We will be joined by attorneys from Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/YXNnspKhcGVHNg3Y7. Please email Amber Holder at amber.holder@duke.edu with any questions! At 12:25, a DISL board member will be outside Law School Room 3041 to meet and lead folks over to Gross Hall!

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Join us for a conversation on public interest and private sector careers in environmental law. Four guest speakers will share their experiences in public interest and private sectors. This event is sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. Lunch will be provided for those who register. For more information, please contact Ariya Roberts at ariya.roberts@duke.edu. Register here: https://forms.gle/fZrF14e5FzyarP2t9

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Please join the Government and Public Service Society for a conversation with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Mr. Bragg will speak to students about the mission of the Manhattan District Attorney's office, the role of a prosecutor's office in the justice system, and pathways to a career in public service. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3VI04Iq. Sponsored by GPS and DBA. For questions, please contact Jessica Breznick at Jessica.breznick@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Volunteers of Duke Immigrant Refugee Project (DIRP), join us for a celebration of your hard work for our pro bono projects! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DIRP. RSVP at https://forms.gle/dZdDFHerHxQnLxMi7. For more information, please contact Gabriela Nagle Alverio at gabriela.nagle@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Please join us for an event with James Heilpern and Duke Law professor H. Jefferson Powell. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society. Please contact Ryan Lane at ryan.lane@duke.edu for more information.

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Come join Alaska Law Review for coffee and donuts. Open to all 1Ls interested in journal and being on Alaska Law Review. Ask about the Casenote competition, the journal itself, going to Alaska, and much, much more! Sponsored by ALR. Contact Johanna Crisman at jc944@duke.edu for more information.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Join us for a lunch panel with Brandon Flick, Supervisory Attorney for the Office of Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He will discuss what FERC does, what ALJs (and their clerks) do, and hiring timelines for clerkships. Lunch will be served. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/71eSXsRuieGDYpqM6. Co-sponsored by the Duke Law Energy Society and the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Andrew Kelbley at andrew.kelbley@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Come join your friends and stop by the table for delicious Kosher food, conversation, and a warm welcome! The Duke Chabad x JLSA communities are joining together to celebrate Jewish life and Passover. Which KJD will have to read the 4 questions? Come join us for an informal gathering! Sponsored by Duke Chabad in partnership with JLSA. For more information please contact Justin Fiszer at justin.fiszer@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    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 Law School. Sponsored by the Duke Office of Student Loans and Personal Finance. For more information, please contact financialaid@law.duke.edu or anna.sheufelt@duke.edu.

  • 2:00 PM • Virtual

    Please join us for a virtual coffee chat with attorneys from McDermott Law Firm to learn more about their offices, their practice, and what it is like to be an attorney at McDermott. This event will focus on connecting 1Ls with practicing attorneys in areas of interest. Sponsored by Duke Law and Technology Society. To inquire about joining the chat, please contact Jai Singh at jai.singh@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

  • 10:00 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Chat with current Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law (DJCIL) members over coffee and donuts about their experience on DJCIL! All 1Ls are welcome. Sponsored by the DJCIL. For more information, please contact Olivia Callan at olivia.callan@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Join us for a conversation with Duke Law alumna Tanya Smith and learn about the basics of personal finance! Smith is a Strategic Advisor in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. This event will cover the essentials of personal finance including the basics of balancing rent, savings and investments, investment tips for beginners, and preparing financially for life after BigLaw. Please RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_424bdKJ7m7AOVj8 Sponsored by the Business Law Society and the Career Center, and co-sponsored by First Generation Professionals, Duke Law First Class, and the Women Law Student Association. For more information contact Joshua Allen at Joshua.c.allen@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Join ELS for a discussion regarding the environmental justice, racial justice, community lawyering, toxic torts, jury verdicts, and the history of hog nuisance litigation in North Carolina. Sponsored by ELS, ALDF, and DBA. For more information, please contact Avery Lewis at avery.lewis@duke.edu or Nina Jeffries at nina.jeffries@duke.edu. Please RSVP for the event here: https://forms.gle/68D6XbJMaHGGUbkb8.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu with questions.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join Professor Keith Porcaro (Reuben Everett Senior Lecturing Fellow and Director of the Digital Governance Design Studio) for a workshop/lecture on data hygiene for law students and lawyers. Attendees will learn habits and device settings to help secure personal and client information. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Duke Law & Technology Society. For more information, please contact Ben Genender at benjamin.genender@duke.edu. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/Ct3c7FSAzAThKzbC8

  • 12:30 PM • 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 Anita Ugalde at amu12@duke.edu.

  • 5:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from DLA Piper to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at DLA Piper. Sponsored by the Business Law Society. For more information, please contact Avery Lewis at avery.lewis@duke.edu.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

  • 8:30 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Please join WLSA for its fourth mentorship meetup event. This is a chance for mentors and mentees to reflect on the year and discuss summer jobs and planning for 2L. Even if your mentor or mentee will not be in attendance, all are welcome to attend. Coffee and pastries will be served. Please RSVP by April 5 at https://forms.gle/trsGWqa9cpwCNDCUA. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Kate Wozniak at kate.wozniak@duke.edu and Sarah Edwards at sarah.edwards@duke.edu.

  • 11:00 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Come ask current DLJ members any questions you may have about Casenote and what it is like being on a journal! Enjoy some coffee, pastries, and have a casual conversation about the process and experience. Sponsored by Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Natalie Leon at Natalie.leon@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045

    Please join the Competition Law Society for a conversation with Duke Law alum Abby Dennis. Abby is a former partner at a large law firm and the current Deputy Assistant Director for Mergers II at the FTC. Abby will talk about her career in antitrust law and the path she has taken to her current position. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/yGwTZaDz6d8qHMcm8 Please contact Jacob Cunningham with any questions at Jacob.Cunningham@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    Join us for a pivotal discussion on "Negotiating Legality: Chinese Companies in the US Legal System" by Professor Ji Li, John & Marilyn Long Professor of US-China Business and Law, University of California, Irvine. Professor Ji Li will explore the intricate legal landscape shaping Chinese corporate operations in the US., and discuss how these entities adapt to US legal challenges. With insights drawn from extensive interviews and data, this talk promises to deepen our understanding of international law and business. Moderated by Shitong Qiao, Ken Young-Gak Yun and Jinah Park Yun Research Scholar and Professor of Law, Duke University. This event is co-sponsored by Chinalab@DukeLaw, Duke University Office for Faculty Advancement, and Asian/Pacific Studies Institute. For inquiries, please contact Professor Alex Zhang at zhang@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Join our panel for a discussion about unfair competition and false advertising, with a special focus on intellectual property. Panelists include Professor Dustin Marlan (UNC School of Law) and attorneys from Brooks Pierce and Venable. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS). Fill out this survey to RSVP for the event and submit questions for the panel: https://forms.gle/qTfbahgjpb2Nt1rh7 For more information, please contact James Mullen at james.mullen@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    Please join us for the final round of the Hardt Cup! Sponsored by the Duke Law Moot Court Board. For more information, please contact Miranda Campbell at mac193@duke.edu.

  • 1:30 PM • Law School 4172

    Please join California Club in a chat with attorneys from Paul, Weiss' San Francisco office. Sponsored by the Duke Law California Club. For more information, please contact Ashley Nelson at ashley.f.nelson@duke.edu.

  • 2:30 PM • Law School 2014

    Experienced class action litigator Tom Loeser will discuss the path to a national plaintiffs' class action practice and the rewards of the work. He has taken on banks, automakers, credit agencies, big tech, and other national and international mega-corporations and put a stop to fraudulent and deceptive practices that harm consumers. Tom will discuss how his experience as a Big Law junior associate and the rewards of subsequent service as an Assistant U.S. Attorney set the foundation for him to become a plaintiffs' class action litigator, which he has done for the last 18 years.
    Sponsored by CPDC. Coffee and cookies will be served. RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhyqUe1-NUWKPC9PMgY1Ps3NjB_8G…
    Questions? Email jasminka.vujic@law.duke.edu

  • 3:00 PM • Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

    Please join us for a thought-provoking discussion of Prisoners of Congress with author Norman E. Donoghue II (JD '69). Mr. Donoghue, an independent scholar of 18th Century Quakers, will share the little-known story of the 17 Quakers who in 1777 were arrested by the Continental Congress and Pennsylvania authorities who made no criminal allegations, denied the men any hearing to defend themselves and stripped them of the sacred rights of habeas corpus. Please check this link (https://www.prisonersofcongress.com/) for additional details about the book and the author. This event concludes with a reception. For those that cannot attend in person, the event will also be available on Zoom at https://duke.is/8/2rab. This event is co-sponsored by the Duke University Libraries and Goodson Law Library. Please contact Professor Alex Zhang at zhang@law.duke.edu for more information.

Friday, April 12, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • See description

    We will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 and 9 and the Half Century Club for a full weekend of activities. It promises to be a fun and enriching weekend full of opportunities to mingle with friends and classmates, attend educational sessions highlighting our outstanding faculty, experience tours of interesting places around Duke University and Durham, and enjoy a festive dinner with your class. This event is hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please law.duke.edu/reunion or contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu

  • 10:00 AM • East Campus Gazebo

    Join DLRC and Outlaw for our annual Rainbow Run 5K. All are welcome. To enter, please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2QPl8Lt6JdkcrymkT68cVNINWV0c…. Entry fee is a $20 donation to the Durham LGBTQ Center. Bagels, coffee, and pre and post run fuel will be provided. Meet at the Gazebo to start the run. All paces (including walking) are welcome. Please park on East Campus or the surrounding streets. Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club and Outlaw. For more information, please contact AK Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Join the Business Law Society for a panel with attorneys from Sullivan & Cromwell to learn more about their offices, their practice areas, and what it is like to be an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell. Sponsored by BLS. For more information, please contact Joshua Allen at joshua.c.allen@duke.edu

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4044

    Please join California Club for a coffee chat with Chris Dussealt, a partner in Gibson Dunn's LA office. Space is limited. Sponsored by Duke Law California Club. For more information, please reach out to Ashley Nelson at ashley.f.nelson@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Join our panel of attorneys from Desmarais for a conversation about their practice and IP law. Topics will include knowing when a case will get to a jury, jury selection, and arguing in front of juries. Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS). Fill out this survey to RSVP for the event and submit questions for the panel: https://forms.gle/g3EJZWhvobs9FGkSA. For more information, please contact James Mullen at james.mullen@duke.edu.

  • 1:00 PM • Off-campus

    Please join the ELS for a volunteer day at the Hub Farm (117 Milton Rd. in Durham) from 1-4 PM. We will help the Hub Farm staff build a new garden! Sponsored by Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Lauryn Khaw at lek37@duke.edu.

  • 3:00 PM • Virtual

    ALL 1Ls/LLMs are welcome to sign up for a 30-minute slot to practice their interview skills and meet a Gibson Dunn attorney. Time slots are available at 3pm and 3:30pm. Sign up at: bit.ly/gbinterview. If you have a location preference, feel free to make a note in your sign up. After signing up, please email a copy of your resume to the recruiters noted on Sign Up Genius. Sponsored by First Class. For more information, please contact isabella.cheng@duke.edu.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • See description

    We will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 and 9 and the Half Century Club for a full weekend of activities. It promises to be a fun and enriching weekend full of opportunities to mingle with friends and classmates, attend educational sessions highlighting our outstanding faculty, experience tours of interesting places around Duke University and Durham, and enjoy a festive dinner with your class. This event is hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please law.duke.edu/reunion or contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu

Sunday, April 14, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • See description

    We will welcome back graduating classes ending in 4 and 9 and the Half Century Club for a full weekend of activities. It promises to be a fun and enriching weekend full of opportunities to mingle with friends and classmates, attend educational sessions highlighting our outstanding faculty, experience tours of interesting places around Duke University and Durham, and enjoy a festive dinner with your class. This event is hosted by the Alumni & Development Office. For additional information, please law.duke.edu/reunion or contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu

Monday, April 15, 2024

  • 10:00 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Come ask current DLJ members any questions you may have about Casenote and what it is like being on a journal! Enjoy some coffee, pastries, and have a casual conversation about the process and experience. Sponsored by Duke Law Journal. For more information, please contact Natalie Leon at Natalie.leon@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    This year's featured speaker for the Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture is Professor Noah Feldman, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School. He specializes in constitutional studies with emphasis on power and ethics, design of innovative governance solutions, law and religion, and the history of legal ideas. His lecture is titled "History and Tradition? Anatomy of a Constitutional Revolution." The Currie Lecture began over 30 years ago to honor Professor Brainer Currie who was formerly on the Duke Law School faculty. Boxed lunches will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For additional information, please contact Monica Roberson at monica.roberson@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

  • 9:00 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    Duke Law & Entrepreneurship Society (DLES) is hosting a final study break of the year! Join us to take a break from the books, learn about DLES, sign up for our emailing list (if you wish) and enjoy some good treats! No registration necessary. Sponsored by DLES. For more information, please contact Haley Huber at hmh47@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    Please join the Duke Law Music Association in electing our 2024-25 executive board! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DLMA and DBA. For more information, contact Sam MacDuffie at samuel.macduffie@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • 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. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office. To RSVP, please email Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

    An essential introduction for 1L students interested in Journal membership and the 2024 Casenote Competition held after spring exams. Learn about the journal experience and value of participation. Hear from editors at Duke's student-run publications and find out what makes each journal so distinctive and rewarding, as well as more information about the competition. Lunch will be provided. A recording will be available on https://law.duke.edu/journals/casenote/ for interested students who cannot attend. Sponsored by the Casenote Committee. For more information, contact casenote@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4055

    The National Lawyers Guild chapter at Duke will elect its next executive committee for the 2024-2025 academic year. This event is sponsored by NLG. For more information, contact Noah Buyon at nb264@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

    Elections for the executive board of Duke Law Mock Trial. Meeting is for members only. For more information, contact Tom Fogarty at tmf33@duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4047

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Thursday, April 18, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School Beber Sculpture Garden

    Latin American Law Students Association members celebrate the end of the semester with donuts, coffee and breakfast sandwiches. Sponsored by LALSA. For more information, please contact Atzin Villarreal Sosa at arv21@duke.edu.

  • 9:00 AM • Law School Third Floor Mezzanine

    The Duke Law Alumni and Development Office invites the Class of 2024 to a LDOC Celebration. Join us for coffee and pastries, pop in activities, and a chance to win a Class of 2024 prize package! For more, visit law.duke.edu/life/2024. Sponsored by the Duke Law Alumni and Development Office. For more information, please contact Ellie Cooke at ellie.cooke@law.duke.edu.

  • 12:30 PM • Law School 4042

    This event will discuss how legal professionals can work to facilitate the development of environmental policies, regulations, and laws. The speakers will share their experiences communicating complex environmental issues to policymakers, legal experts, and the larger communities they work with. Speakers for the event will include: Erin Lowder, Policy Advisor at EPA Doug Ansel, Assistant General Counsel for NCDEQ John Vandenberg, Private Environmental Consultant and Adjunct Professor at the Nicholas School Brooks Rainey Pearson, Legislative Counsel at Southern Environmental Law Center. Lunch provided. Sponsored by Duke Environmental Law Society, Duke Conservation Society, and Duke Alumni Engagement and Development. For more information, contact Caitlyn Leary at caitlyn.leary@duke.edu. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/jYgTcopeBQV3VNdk8

  • 2:30 PM • 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 the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please email student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • 6:00 PM • See description

    Join us at the Law School Sign at 6:00 pm for Run Club's last weekly Thursday evening run. Pace groups will be led at 9:00 minutes/mile and 11:00 minutes/mile, but do whatever is comfortable for you. See you there! Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club. For more information, please contact Anna Kathryn Kilby at annakathryn.kilby@duke.edu.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

  • 11:00 AM • Law School Star Commons

    Take a break from studying and enjoy Bojangles biscuits with your classmates. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

  • 11:30 AM • Law School 4000

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing chair massage! Sign up for a time slot in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 3208. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Friday, April 26, 2024

  • 11:30 AM • Law School 4000

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing chair massage! Sign up for a time slot in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 3208. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Monday, April 29, 2024

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

  • 11:30 AM • Law School 4000

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing chair massage! Sign up for a time slot in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 3208. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Friday, May 03, 2024

Saturday, May 04, 2024

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School 4047

    This conference brings together Legal Aid of North Carolina's incoming summer intern class to receive substantive legal and professional skills training to prepare them for assignments handling poverty law cases across the state. By invitation only. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, please contact D.J. Dore at dj.dore@law.duke.edu.

Friday, May 17, 2024

  • 8:00 AM • Law School 4047

    This conference brings together Legal Aid of North Carolina's incoming summer intern class to receive substantive legal and professional skills training to prepare them for assignments handling poverty law cases across the state. By invitation only. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono. For more information, please contact D.J. Dore at dj.dore@law.duke.edu.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Friday, May 24, 2024

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Thursday, June 06, 2024

  • 4:00 PM • Baltimore, MD

    Please join fellow alumni, friends, and students in town for the summer for a festive boat cruise and reception in the harbor! Soft-soled shoes are requested, and light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Advance registration is required. As space is limited, a waiting list will be created when capacity is reached. Special thanks to Larry McMichael A.B.'75, J.D.'78 for hosting and serving as our captain! Sponsored by the Duke Law Offices of Alumni and Development. For more information, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

  • 5:30 PM • Dallas, TX

    Duke Law alumni and students are invited to join us for a summer reception in Dallas. This is a great opportunity for alumni and students to meet, connect, and celebrate the local Duke Law community. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. We hope you will join us! This event is co-organized by the Duke Law Offices of Alumni & Development and Career & Professional Development. For questions, please contact alumni_office@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024