Duke Law Leadership Weekend

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More than 150 of Duke Law School's alumni volunteer leaders convened at the School on the weekend of Oct. 11-12 for Leadership Weekend, which included meetings of the Board of Visitors, the Law Alumni Association Board, the Future Forum, the Technology Advisory Board and the Law School Campaign Committee.

Peter Kahn addresses board
Peter Kahn '76, chair of the Board of Visitors, welcomes the board on the morning of Oct. 11. See more pictures here.

The two-day event included updates on many aspects of Law School plans and operations, including a presentation by Dean Katharine T. Bartlett on the state of the school, a look at current efforts in Law School communications and admissions, and discussion of upcoming meetings, including a Board of Visitors meeting and International Alumni Congress to be held in Geneva in 2003.

During a luncheon discussion on Oct. 11, alumni leaders also heard presentations on the Law School's Program in Public Law; the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security; the Global Capital Markets Center; and the Center for Environmental Solutions.

Other events included discussions about the Law School's leadership and professionalism initiatives, a dinner honoring scholarship recipients and their donors, a meeting of the student affairs committee of the Board of Visitors with members of the Student Roundtable, and a talk with Duke University Provost Peter Lange.

The weekend also provided opportunities for alumni leaders, faculty and staff to mingle and renew friendships at a dinner at the Washington Duke Inn, which included a student panel presentation and a performance by the Law School student a cappella group, Public Hearing.