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 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.

  • 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.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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 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.

  • 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.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 • 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.

  • 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, 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 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.

  • 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.

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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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

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 CICL. For more information, please contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.