Professor Lukens is a 2000 graduate of Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Prior to attending Columbia Law School, Professor Lukens was named a 1990 Fulbright Scholar by the U.S. Department of State.
Prior to coming to Duke Law, Professor Lukens taught at the University of Chicago Law School. She has also practiced extensively in the areas of Tax, Business Law, Elder Law and Non-Profit Law. She was an associate at Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett in New York City, and later at Archer & Greiner in Princeton, New Jersey. Professor Lukens also holds an MA degree from the University of Pennsylvania in sociology with a concentration in demography. She received numerous awards while at Penn, including a DAAD award and the Penn Women’s Studies Fellowship.