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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

There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time.

Past Events

  • Virtual

    A panel of 2L and 3L students will be discussing their health policy & law summer jobs at firms, non-profit organizations, and in the public sector. Tips and strategies for applying to summer jobs will also be provided. This is an opportunity to get your questions answered about navigating the 1L and 2L job search (from application timing to building a list of firms/opportunities). Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Cassie Ross at cassandra.ross@duke.edu. Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/99893704229

  • Virtual

    Join the Women Law Students Association for a yoga session in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is a great way to practice self care and contribute to a good cause. The yoga class is open to all levels as the instructor will provide alternatives to each pose. For those of us who have tight shoulders from being on Zoom so much, we will offer poses to help stretch out the body. You will come out of the class more relaxed and ready to take on the rest of the week! We ask that the attendees make a donation to Safe Homes, New Life through Compass Center. More information about the organization as well as the link to donate can be found here: https://www.compassctr.org/safehomes. Please register for the event here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUQkPzh1BsB3oDpK6CGmcJfh0fheN… Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, contact Robin Liu at robin.liu@duke.edu. We can't wait to see you at the event!

  • 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 https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/coronavirus-conversations-ele….

  • 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 @timothy.mcdermott@duke.edu.

  • 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 http://duke.is/NhzKjw. For more information, contact Beth O'Brien at marybeth.obrien@duke.edu.

  • 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 ana.maganto.ramirez@lawnet.duke.edu.

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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 bit.ly/climbrsvp to secure your spot. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu 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 http://bit.ly/dukelawfitbox. 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 rachel.mwombela@duke.edu 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 zoey.twyford@duke.edu.

  • 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 rachel.mwombela@duke.edu.