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The Law School offers an array of events to celebrate your achievement.

Registration and payment (where applicable) for all events must be completed online no later than Friday, April 12, 2024. 

Friday, May 10

PIPS Certificate Celebration

  • Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Law School, Room 3041
  • Who's invited: Invitation only, RSVP required

JD Family Barbecue

  • Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Cookery
  • Who's invited: Graduating JD students and guests
  • Cost: Tickets are $30; free for children under the age of 6
  • Dress: Casual
  • Parking: Complimentary valet parking; feel free to tip. Street pay parking and public pay garages are located in the vicinity but we suggest guests take advantage of the complimentary valet parking service offered.

LLM Candlelight Dinner

  • Time: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Law School, Star Commons
  • Who's invited: Graduating LLM students and guests
  • Cost: Complimentary for graduate; guest tickets are $30; free for children under the age of 6
  • Dress: Business casual to semi-formal 
  • Parking: Law School Lot

Saturday, May 11

Law School Convocation

  • Student arrival and line-up: 4:45 p.m.
  • Doors open: 5:00 p.m.
  • Ceremony: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Who's invited: All graduating students and guests
  • Cost: Free to all, no tickets required
  • Dress: Regalia, business
  • Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • Directions/Parking:
    • Students will not be allowed to park in the Law Lot. This lot will be reserved for faculty and staff.
    • All graduating students and guests will be directed to the Science Drive Garage.   
    • Please plan extra time to walk from the Science Drive Garage to Cameron. A shuttle will be available to take guests and graduates from the Science Drive Garage to Cameron.
  • Accessibility Accommodations:
    • ADA parking for guests with mobility impairments will be at Whitford Lot or Science Drive Visitors Lot. Golf carts will be available to transport guests to the entrance of Cameron.
    • Passengers may be dropped off at the Whitford entrance to Cameron, if needed, and then the driver may proceed to the designated parking area.
    • Disability seating will be available on the ground level of Cameron. Staff will be available to assist.

Special Deadlines:

  • If you will not be attending the Law School Convocation, you must let the Office of Student Affairs know by Monday, April 1, 2024.

Sunday, May 12

Pre-Commencement Breakfast

  • Refreshments: 7:30 a.m.
  • Students line up and walk to Wallace Wade Stadium: 8:15 a.m.
  • Students line up at Wallace Wade: 8:45 a.m.
  • Who's invited: All graduating students and guests
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Dress: Regalia, business (bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast)
  • Location: Law School, Star Commons
  • Parking: Students can use their IDs to enter the Law School Lot

University Commencement

  • Procession begins: 9:00 a.m.
  • Ceremony begins: 9:30 a.m.
  • Who’s invited: All graduating students and guests
  • Cost: Free to all; tickets are required
  • Dress: Regalia
  • Location: Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Directions/Parking: Information regarding directions and parking can be found here on the Duke University Commencement website
  • Accessibility accommodations: Information regarding accommodations can be found on the Duke University Commencement website