DC Public Interest Reception - Oct. 5

September 19, 2007Duke Law News

Dear alumni and friends of Duke Law School,

Please be our guest at a Duke Law School Alumni/Student Reception in DC on Friday, October 5, 2006, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Dupont Grille Restaurant (http://www.dupontgrille.com/) in the Jurys Washington Hotel at 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW (19th Street NW), Washington, D.C.

We are having this event in conjunction with the Equal Justice Works Public Interest Career Fair and Conference. In addition to alumni, we are inviting students from Duke Law School who are interviewing and attending the career fair/conference, as well as public interest and government employers who conduct on-campus interviews at Duke Law School. The reception will be an informal occasion for meeting and greeting.

This invitation is going to our Duke Law School alumni and friends with a long-standing commitment to public interest. We hope that you will enjoy mingling with the current students to give them encouragement, and to learn from them what life is like at Duke these days. If you know other Duke Law alumni who would enjoy meeting with students attending the conference, please pass this invitation along to them.

If you can attend, please RSVP by at the Duke Law Alumni Website

We look forward to seeing you in DC!


The Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono
Carol Spruill, Associate Dean

The Career & Professional Development Center
Tia Barnes, Director of Public Interest and JD Advising

The Alumni & Development Office
Sarah West, Associate Dean, Alumni and Development
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