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Duke Law Wellness is an ongoing series of events focused on promoting overall health and wellness for students to encourage personal and academic success throughout their time in law school and in their legal careers.

We will be adding weekly events to this page throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020

  • Virtual

    One of the cruelest voices we hear can be the one that is in our own heads. Despite often hearing that we should be hard on ourselves to succeed, research shows that self-criticism prevents us from overcoming setbacks and achieving our goals. This session will demonstrate robust evidence for, and opportunities to practice, a different internal voice - one of self-compassion. Presented by Dr. Carrie Adair, Assistant Director of Research at the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality and sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at for more information. Webinar ID: 919 613 7161

Past Events

  • Virtual

    Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts in a virtual discussion of how our election process is affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and what we must do to meet these challenges. The panel will consist of Guy-Uriel Charles, the Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law, Anupam B. Jena, the Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy of Harvard Medical School, and Martha E. Kropf, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at UNC-Charlotte. Professor Nita Farahany, Director, Duke Initiative For Science & Society, will moderate. Sponsored by Duke Science & Society. RSVP for connection details at….

  • Virtual

    Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts to discuss how we tell the story of the COVID-19 pandemic and why the language we use and the stories we tell matter. Panelists include: Dr. Christopher Cummings, Senior Research Fellow at NCSU, Founding Director of Decision Analytica, LLC; Dr. Brian Southwell, Senior Director of The Science in the Public Sphere Program in the Center For Communication Science at RTI International; Dr. Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Distinguished Professor of English, Duke University and Moderator, Dr. Mark Borsuk, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Co-Director, Duke Center on Risk, Duke University. Sponsored by Duke Science and Society. For more information and to register, please click on the event title or contact Timothy McDermott

  • Virtual

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused policymakers around the world to consider how and when surveillance tools and personal data collection should be used in the name of public health and safety. Robinson Everett Distinguished Fellow and Senior Lecturing Fellow Shane Stansbury and Senior Lecturing Fellow Jolynn Dellinger '93 will join Sanford School of Public Policy Professors David Schanzer and David Hoffman '93 for a discussion of how policy can properly achieve both privacy and public safety. Sponsored by the Sanford School, the Law School, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, the Program in American Grand Strategy, the Department of Political Science, and the Duke Alumni Association. Registration is required to gain access to the event at For more information, contact Beth O'Brien at

  • Law School 4042

    Not sure how to best allocate your big law summer money? Interested in knowing more about how to invest, pay off loans and save appropriately? Join the Latin American Law Students Association in a conversation with Ramona Ortega, creator of My Money, My Future. We will be discussing what the different types of investments mean and how all components of your portfolio fit together with your paycheck and benefits as both a1L/ 2L summer associate and 3L first-year associate. Sponsored by LALSA and DBA. For more information, please contact Ana Maganto Ramierz at

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    Climb the tower of Duke's most well-known landmark, the Chapel! You'll enjoy a 360-degree view of campus and Durham from an observation deck on the Chapel roof. We will meet in the lobby on the 3rd floor and walk over together. Sponsored by Student Affairs. Space is limited. Visit to secure your spot. Contact Rachel Mwombela at for more information.

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    Join the Office of Student Affairs for an upbeat class where you'll learn proper form and fun combos for a great workout! Using bags and mitt work drills, this is a skill building and fitness class all in one. All levels welcome, no previous experience is necessary. Sign up at This class is limited to ten participants. Participants will meet in the Law School, third floor lobby and walk over to Wilson Gym together. Contact Rachel Mwombela at for more information.

  • Law School 4042

    Join Morgan Lewis lawyers and 1GP as they discuss overcoming "The Imposter Syndrome," moving from self-doubt to confidence. Morgan Lewis attorneys and professionals will speak about their experiences wrestling with Imposter Syndrome in practice. Moderated by 1GP, this event is aimed at supporting an open and honest discussion about the struggle of feeling inadequate in the legal profession and to provide tips and tricks on how students can own their own success. All are welcome! Sponsored by 1GP. For more information, please contact Zoey Twyford at

  • Duke Lemur Center

    Join the Office of Student Affairs for a study break and take a tour of the Duke Lemur Center, the world's largest and most diverse population of lemurs outside their native Madagascar. Space is limited to fifteen participants. Please RSVP to Rachel Mwombela at

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    Join the Environmental Law Society (ELS) for a hike at our local state park! We will be departing from the Fews Ford Picnic Area for a 4 mile hike on the Cox Mountain Trail in Eno River State Park. The hike promises some lovely views, early spring weather, and good conversation with Duke Law's environmental/outdoorsy cohort. Sponsored by ELS. Please contact Molly Bruce at with any questions.

  • Law School 4000

    Developed right here at Duke, Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based program specifically designed for teaching mindfulness and meditation as way to manage stress and reduce anxiety. In this introductory session, you will learn specific skills that help calm and focus your mind, including breathing exercises, guided imagery, body scan, and more! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Please contact Rachel Mwombela at for more information.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Stop by Star Commons to make Valentine's Day cards for children at Duke Children's Hospital. When you're finished, pick up a treat for yourself and a friend. All supplies provided. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Please contact Rachel Mwombela at for more information.

  • Law School 3000

    Please join 1GP for a health and wellness centered study break. We will have healthy snacks and tea for those of you that would like a break from studying for finals. Members of 1GP and 1GP board will be in attendance. Feel free to stop by and say hello! Sponsored by First Generation Professionals. For more information please contact

  • Law School 4045

    Join the Environmental Law Society for a hike to Eno Quarry! We'll meet at the Pleasant Green parking lot (4770 Pleasant Green Rd, Durham, NC 27705) before doing a ~3.5 mile loop to the Eno Quarry and back. It should be a great time if the weather holds up. Please remember to bring water! Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. For more information, please contact Jon Choi at