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Elaine Nguyen, President

Elaine grew up in Seattle, WA and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Neuroscience (go Bruno!). She worked for 3 years in neuroscience research in Boston before coming to Duke Law. When not camped out in the library, she enjoys hiking, cooking, cheering for Seattle sports teams, and going to the theater (movie, musical, or otherwise).

Other Engagements: First Generation Professionals (1GP) (Vice President of Academic Success), Health Law Society (Treasurer), Cancer Pro Bono Project Volunteer

1L Summer: Health Affairs & Technology Law Group, University of California Office of General Counsel (Oakland, CA)



George Zhu, Vice President of Finance

George grew up in the greater Philadelphia area after immigrating to the U.S. from Shanghai, China in middle school. He studied Mathematics and Philosophy at Swarthmore and conducted research in computational science. In his free time, George enjoys pickup sports, DIY projects, and supporting the Philadelphia 76ers.

Other Engagements: Duke Law & Technology Society (Vice-President), Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

1L Summer: IP Counsel at Commvault (Tinton Falls, NJ)


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Jason Tian, Vice President of Professional Development

Jason was born and raised in Warrensburg, Missouri. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Economic History and developed a passion for art and printmaking. In his spare time, Jason enjoys visiting museums, watching Kansas City sports, and playing golf.

1L Summer: Husch Blackwell LLP (St. Louis Missouri) and U.S. Bank (St. Louis, Missouri)


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Carrie Yang, Vice President of Communications

Carrie is originally from San Diego, CA. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in History. Prior to attending Duke Law School, she worked as a paralegal at the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. In her free time, Carrie enjoys winning intramural softball championships, finding inner peace through yoga and meditation, and putting together playlists for her life.

Other engagements: Transactional Law Society (Competition Problem Designer); Transactional Law Competition 3rd Place Winner

1L Summer: Federal Trade Commission (Washington, DC)



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Sara Forden, Vice President of Internal Relations

Sara grew up in New Jersey and attended Bard College, majoring in Asian Studies. She worked for several years on the JET Program in Kochi, Japan and as a paralegal at a law firm in northern NJ before coming to Duke. Sara loves reading, eating sweet things, and spending time with her friends and family.

Other Engagements: Cancer Pro Bono Project, Law Students for Accessibility

1L Summer: Kitahama Partners (Osaka, Japan) and TMI Associates (Tokyo, Japan)


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Vicki Ye, Vice President of Membership Development

Vicki grew up in Toronto, Canada and Hong Kong, China and graduated from New York University with a major in History and a minor in Political Science. At Duke, Vicki is pursuing a joint JD/LLM degree in International and Comparative Law. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants and tea shops, exploring cities, and painting.

Other Engagements: Interactive Entertainment Law Society (Director of Professional Development)

1L Summer: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Tokyo, Japan); Duke-Leiden Institute in Global and Transnational Law