Duke Law Wellness

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.

 

  • Dec 14
    Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing massage! Please sign up for a time slot in the Student Affairs office, room 2007, starting December 1. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact OSA at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 13
    Exam Study Break: Therapy Dogs 1:00 PMLaw 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.

  • Dec 11
    Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing massage! Please sign up for a time slot in the Student Affairs office, room 2007, starting December 1. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact OSA at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Dec 7
    Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing massage! Please sign up for a time slot in the Student Affairs office, room 2007, starting December 1. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please contact OSA at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Nov 17
    Duke Law Yoga 1:30 PMWilson Recreation Center

    Duke Bar Association invites you to join us at Duke's Wilson Gym for our weekly, law school only (!) workout classes. We have a fabulous teacher and a private class. All levels are welcome. Yoga will be held in Wilson Gym, Room 110. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Kelsey Moore at kelsey.moore@duke.edu.

  • Nov 7
    Duke Law Blood Drive 11:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Donating blood saves lives! The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive. To make an appointment call 1 800 RED CROSS or register online at www.redcrossblood.org - sponsor code: Duke. Sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society and the Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Kelly Todd at kelly.todd@duke.edu or Kelsey Glover at kelsey.glover@duke.edu.

  • Nov 3
    Duke Law Yoga 1:30 PMWilson Recreation Center

    Duke Bar Association invites you to join us at Duke's Wilson Gym for our weekly, law school only (!) workout classes. We have a fabulous teacher and a private class. All levels are welcome. Yoga will be held in Wilson Gym, Room 110. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Kelsey Moore at kelsey.moore@duke.edu.

  • Nov 1
    Calm by and De-stress with Aromatherapy! 12:00 PMLaw School Star Commons

    Take a moment out of your busy day to make your own relaxing aromatherapy room spray! Duke Wellness will be here to help you create an aromatherapy room spray to take home and enjoy. Information about other great resources to help you de-stress will also be available. Stop by the Star Commons foyer from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and enjoy a moment of relaxation. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Duke Wellness. For any questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    Duke Law Wellness: Duke Chapel Tour and Tower Climb 2:00 PMSee description

    Take a break from studying and take a tour of Duke's most well-known landmark, the Chapel! Afterwards we will also climb the tower and have the opportunity to see out over campus. Space is limited; please RSVP to the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 27
    Duke Law Yoga 1:30 PMWilson Recreation Center

    Duke Bar Association invites you to join us at Duke's Wilson Gym for our weekly, law school only (!) workout classes. We have a fabulous teacher and a private class. All levels are welcome. Yoga will be held in Wilson Gym, Room 110. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Kelsey Moore at kelsey.moore@duke.edu.

 

Previous Duke Law Wellness Events

 

2017

  • Sep 21 Governing Global Health: Is there a Role for Human Rights? 4:30 PMPearson Building (School of Nursing), Room 1014-Auditorium

    Human rights norms and principles are now seen as central to global health, offering universal frameworks for the advancement of global justice through public health. Despite the development of health-related human rights under international law, the implementation of these rights requires global governance to translate into policies, programs, and practices.Join us for a panel conversation about organizational efforts to implement human rights and analyze the distinct institutional factors that facilitate or inhibit human rights "mainstreaming" for global health advancement. Panelists include:Lawrence O. Gostin (University Professor, O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University)Benjamin Mason Meier (Associate Professor of Global Health Policy, Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)Alicia Ely Yamin (Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown U Law Center; Adjunct Lecturer on Law and Global Health, Harvard University; Panelist, UN Secretary General's Independent Accountability Panel for the SDGs (EWEC); Global Fellow,Norway's Centre on Law and Social Transformation)The program will be moderated by Gavin Yamey, Professor of the Practice of Global Health at Duke.Add'l co-sponsors: Center for International & Comparative Law & International Human Rights Clinic.RSVP to Deirdre White by 9/18

  • Sep 20 Flu Shots 10:00 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Flu shots 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.

  • Sep 15 Duke Law Wellness: Duke Lemur Center Tour 1:00 PMSee description

    Take a break and relax with a tour of the Duke Lemur Center! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited; please RSVP to the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Sep 8 Duke Law Wellness: Yoga 1:30 PMSee description

    Take a break from studying with a yoga class, just for you! Join your fellow law students for a relaxing yoga class at Blue Point Yoga Center. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited; please RSVP to the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • May 2 Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw 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.

  • Apr 27 Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw 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.

  • Apr 26 Exam Study Break: Therapy Dogs 1:00 PMLaw 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. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Apr 25 "Rx: Lawyer -- How Lawyers Improve Patient Health" 12:00 PMHanes House 131

    Learning Objectives- Why is population health the buzz word?- What are the Social Determinants of Health? - Is it the doctor's job to change them? How do lawyers help doctors move the dial on population health issues for individual patients?Joint Accreditation StatementIn support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.Education Credits- Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.- Nursing CE: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for up to 1.0 ­­credit hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.- Pharmacy: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this knowledge-based activity for a maximum of 1.0 ACPE credit hours.

  • Apr 24 Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw 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.

  • Mar 31 Duke Law Wellness: Duke Lemur Center Tour 1:00 PMSee description

    Take a break and relax with a tour of the Duke Lemur Center! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 28 Enhancing Your Well-being: Healthy Strategies for Personal and Professional Success 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    Please join Professor Dan Bowling as he presents on strategies law students can use to increase their happiness and well-being. Professor Bowling received his JD from Duke Law and his master's degree in positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching courses in labor and employment law, he also designed and teaches the Well-Being and Practice of Law course at Duke Law. Professor Bowling is also a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania where he assists Dr. Martin Seligman, commonly known as the founder of positive psychology, in teaching graduate level courses on positive psychology, positive humanities, and character strengths and virtues. The North Carolina Lawyers Assistance Program will also be on hand to talk about their services for law students and professionals. Program sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs in recognition of the ABA Law Student Division's National Mental Health Day. For more information, please contact Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 8 CANCELLED - Careers in Health Law Panel 12:30 PMLaw School 4055

    Come listen to panelists speak about their careers in Health Law. Sponsored by the Health Law Society. For more information, contact Brian Barnes at brian.barnes@lawnet.duke.edu.

  • Mar 3 Duke Law Wellness: Duke Chapel Tour and Tower Climb 2:00 PMSee description

    Take a break from studying and take a tour of Duke's most well-known landmark, the Chapel! Afterwards we will also climb the tower and have the opportunity to see out over campus. Sponsored by Student Affairs. Space is limited, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Mar 2 Opening Reception and Artists' Talk for "In Conditions of Fresh Water" 6:00 PMCenter for Documentary Studies

    Artist Torkwase Dyson and attorney/environmental scientist Danielle Purifoy on their exhibit exploring environmental racism based on their collaborative documentary research project with citizens in two North Carolina and Alabama counties. Reception 6pm; talk 7pm.Black towns and communities in Alamance (NC) and Lowndes (AL) Counties date back to the post-Civil War era, when free blacks across the South and beyond established places of their own to distance themselves from white terrorism and to build their own economic, social, and political institutions. The land on which they settled was often undesirable to white property interests. Many of these communities still lack access to viable wastewater infrastructure, threatening residents' health, local water quality, and capacity for future economic development. Grassroots activists in both counties continue fighting to attain these basic services in the 21st century. During the summer of 2016, Dyson and Purifoy worked and traveled in Studio South Zero, a mobile solar-powered artist workspace built by Dyson with recycled materials, conducting interviews and documenting these historic Black communities. The resulting art-photographs, drawings, paintings, and writing-was inspired by these places and their people, histories, power struggles, and victories.Community partners for Dyson and Purifoy's work include the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise and the West End Revitalization Association.

  • Mar 2 Ongoing Exhibition: "In Conditions of Fresh Water" 9:00 AMCenter for Documentary Studies

    "In Conditions of Fresh Water" is an exhibition that explores environmental racism, based on a collaborative documentary research project by artist Torkwase Dyson, attorney/environmental scientist Danielle Purifoy, and residents of two North Carolina and Alabama counties. Black towns and communities in Alamance (NC) and Lowndes (AL) Counties date back to the post-Civil War era, when free blacks across the South and beyond established places of their own to distance themselves from white terrorism and to build their own economic, social, and political institutions. The land on which they settled was often undesirable to white property interests. Many of these communities still lack access to viable wastewater infrastructure, threatening residents' health, local water quality, and capacity for future economic development. Grassroots activists in both counties continue fighting to attain these basic services in the 21st century. During the summer of 2016, Dyson and Purifoy worked and traveled in Studio South Zero, a mobile solar-powered artist workspace built by Dyson with recycled materials, conducting interviews and documenting these historic Black communities. The resulting art-photographs, drawings, paintings, and writing-was inspired by these places and their people, histories, power struggles, and victories.Community partners for Dyson and Purifoy's work include the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise and the West End Revitalization Association.

  • Mar 1 The Zika Virus and Reproductive Heath Rights 12:30 PMLaw School 4047

    As a parallel event with the Second Annual Global Health Film Festival scheduled for February 27 through March 4, Debora Diniz, law professor at the University of Brasilia and co-founder of Anis: Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender, will discuss the Zika virus and its impact on reproductive rights for women in Brazil based on her work before the Brazilian Supreme Court on cases involving abortion, marriage equality, and stem cell research. Diniz is also vice-chair on the board of the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC), an advisory committee member of Global Doctors for Choice, and co-editor of the Developing World Bioethics journal. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Center for International and Comparative Law, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, International Law Society, the Duke Global Health Film Festival and the Human Rights Law Society. Lunch will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

  • Feb 10 CANCELED: Duke Law Wellness: Yoga 1:30 PMSee description

    Take a break from studying with a yoga class, just for you! Join your fellow law students for a relaxing yoga class at Blue Point Yoga Center. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited; please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Jan 27 Duke Law Wellness: Afternoon Tea at the Washington Duke Inn 2:30 PMSee description

    Take a break and relax with afternoon tea at the Washington Duke Inn! Hot tea, tea sandwiches, fresh homemade scones, and a variety of sweets will be served. Space is limited; please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

2016

  • Dec 15 Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw 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.

  • Dec 14 Exam Study Break: Therapy Dogs 1:00 PMLaw 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 Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu with any questions.

  • Dec 8 Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw 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.

  • Dec 6 Exam Study Break: Massages 11:30 AMLaw 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.

  • Oct 28 Duke Law Yoga Class 1:30 PMWilson Recreation Center

    Join your classmates for a Duke Law Yoga Class In Room 110 Wilson Gym (main card gym). This class is exclusively for the law school and all levels are welcome. Sponsored by DBA. For more information, please contact Kelsey Moore at kelsey.moore@duke.edu.

  • Oct 28 Duke Law Wellness: Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering at the Duke Gardens 1:00 PMSee description

    Take a break and relax at the Duke Gardens teahouse, where, as a guest to Tea, you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Enjoy this rich tradition over an enticing bowl of whisked green tea and a Japanese confection. A brief instruction will be given; no prior experience necessary. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Space is limited, please RSVP to Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.

  • Oct 26 Flu Shots 8:30 AMLaw School Blue Lounge

    Flu shots 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 Leigh Marquess at leigh.marquess@law.duke.edu.