International Studies Mentoring Program

July 12, 2012Duke Law News

A record number of international alumni traveled to the Law School this year to meet with students and offer career advice, networking help, and valuable perspective. Their incredible support has been the backbone of the international LLM program, providing students with unparalleled mentorship, friendship and advice.

In September, John Curry (LLM ’05) and Chun Hu met with approximately 45 students to discuss opportunities and challenges for foreign LLMs in the U.S. legal market. In October, Lin Chua (LLM ’00) met with approximately 25 students to discuss her work after Duke and offered networking and mentoring advice to current students.

In January, Arturo H. Benagas Masia (LLM ’00) and Julian R. Vasquez (LLM ’05), spoke with approximately 30 LLM and JD students about their work as in-house attorneys at major corporations and the career paths that led them to these positions, and also participated in the Duke Law LLM Mock Interview Program, where they individually met with students to help them improve their interview skills. Glaucia Petcov (LLM ’12), who met Arturo and Julian at the Pepper Hamilton LLM Reception in October, invited them to come to Durham and introduced them to a group of LLM and JD students.

Finally, in March, Anuja Purohit (JD ’92) and Vandana Shah (LLM ’96) spoke to a group of 32 students from Duke and other law schools about careers in international public interest as part of Duke Law’s annual Public Interest Career Symposium.

If you would like to join these committed alumni and speak at the law school about your own career path and experience, please contact Oleg Kobelev at

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