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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

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020

  • Law School 4000

    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 rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Past Events

  • 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.

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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 molly.bruce@duke.edu 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 rachel.mwombela@duke.edu 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 rachel.mwombela@duke.edu 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 diamond.zambrano@duke.edu

  • 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 jjc69@duke.edu.

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    Join the Duke Law Run Club for a Race Across Durham course preview run this Sunday, November 10 at 8:00am. Get a feel for the trail ahead of race day! Whether or not you're signed up for the Race Across Durham, come enjoy this portion of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail along the Eno River. As always, all paces are welcome, and you don't have to be a law student or have ever run with Run Club to join us! This will be an out-and-back course, so the distance can be modified to meet your needs. Meet at West Point on the Eno (5253 N. Roxboro St., Durham, NC). This is the start for the 10-miler and about mile 17 for the marathon. Parking: https://goo.gl/maps/iQHyZzZtqAFDzFnV8 Strava course: https://www.strava.com/routes/22078091 Sponsored by Duke Law Run Club - contact Elsa Haag at ech52@duke.edu with questions.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Flu shots will be available in the Blue Lounge from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. They are free to anyone with a Duke ID and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing massage! Please sign up for a time slot in Student Affairs, Office 2007. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing massage! Please sign up for a time slot in Student Affairs, Office 2007. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying and come pet a dog! Certified therapy dogs from Duke Medicine's Pets at Duke program will be taking over the Blue Lounge for two hours for some much-needed dog therapy. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Please contact student_affairs@law.duke.edu with any questions.