News & Events
Please join the Asian Law Students Association for the "I Love" Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three biggest legal markets. The I <3 CA Panel will showcase alumni working in California to address regional considerations such as practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Panelists include: Patrick Park ('14) of Kirkland & Ellis. Chick-fil-A will be served. Sponsored by ALSA and the DBA.
Please join the Asian Law Students Association for the "I Love" Series, a three-part panel event dedicated to exploring Duke's three biggest legal markets. The I <3 NY Panel will showcase recent alumni working in New York to address regional considerations such as practice trends, hiring, diversity, and lifestyle. Panelists include: Juyon Kang ('15) of Milbank and Min Lee ('14) of McDermott, Leah Shen ('11) of Simpson Thacher, and Aileen Kim of Weil. Chick-fil-A lunch will be served. Sponsored by ALSA and the DBA.
Duke Law's Aslan Law Student's Association turns 21 this year! Join us at Basan this Friday, March 11th, to celebrate ALSA's aniiversary and to catch up with the rest of the organization. We'll be serving appetizers and drinks.
We would also like to thank Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and McGuireWoods for sponsoring this event! Naho Kobayashi, a McGuireWoods Partner and a Duke alum will be joining our celebration!
Chunyang Shao is managing partner of the Shanghai office of JunHe, a prominent Chinese law firm. He will speak on Chinese securities and capital markets, PRC outbound investment, or other more general topics on the Chinese legal practice. For more on Mr. Shao, please see his biography: http://www.junhe.com/en/partnersnc/partner/136.html?tmpl=partner&name=sh.... Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Asian Law Students Association and International Law Society.
It is our pleasure ot invite you to an ALSA-exclusive Spring Mixer with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP!
The attorneys at Weil are eager to meet our highly motivated and engaging members so come out to Six Plates Wine Bar this Thursday for some delicious food and casual networking!
Please RVSP to this event as soon as possible so we can make the proper arragements.
Please join the Asian Law Students Association and the CPDC in welcoming Marla Tun Reschly (partner at K&L Gates) and Imtiaz Jindani (counsel at Wells Fargo), for "Navigating Your Career As..." this Friday at 12:30 pm in RM 4047, a lunch discussion on practicing law as a diverse attorney. Our speakers will share valuable insights based on their legal career and personal experiences and answer questions from students.
The speakers have also agreed to be available for indiviudal meetings with students prior to discussion, which is an extremely valuable opportunity to network and address more personal concerns. You can sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0C49A5AC29A2FE3-oneonone3
We look forward to seeing everyone this Friday!
Please join ALSA and the Office of International Studies for a wide-ranging conversation with Colin Jones '93, a visiting professor of Law at Duke, about differences between Japanese and American Legal systems, living and practice law in Japan, and U.S. and Japanese legal cultures. Professor Jones had a fascinating legal career: first as associate and counsel at some of the largest U.S. firms in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong, and later, as academic. He currently teaches at Doshisha University Law School in Kyoto. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by International Studies and ALSA.
The Supreme Court heard Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin for the second time last December. How will the Court rule this time? Could this signal the demise of race-conscious admissions policies? The American Constitution Society invites you to join Christopher Lott, Duke's Assistant University Counsel, Professor Thomas Metzloff, Professor Neil Siegel and Professor Guy Charles for a discussion on Fisher II and affirmative action in general. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by ACS, BLSA and ALSA.
Dear ALSA 1Ls,
Congratulations on making it more than halfway through the semester! We know it is a stressful time of the year so we hope these Care Packages will bring a little happiness to your day. Enclosed, you will find various ALSA goodies, candy, and merchandise. Jamie Shinn and Chen Sheng will be in touch soon to distribute these to you!
In the midst of your studying, make sure you do not neglect your 1L summer job search. Many first-year students miss out on valuable 1L diversity opportunities. As your academic work should remain your number one priority, we wanted to make things a little easier for you by including various law firm brochures and information regarding a few 1L diversity programs. This Care Package is sponsored by Cooley LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. These top law firms have long standing diversity programs and are eager to meet highly-motivated and diverse students. For more opportunities, please refer to the CPDC 1L Diversity Fellowship Information Sheet.
Remember, there is absolutely no need to stress about the 1L job hunt! Many do not begin the process until after their final exams and everyone finds a job. We merely hope to inform you of a few opportunities before you begin looking in December.
We look forward to seeing you at our future ALSA events, and never hesitate to reach out to us with further questions. We are here to help!
The ALSA Board
Want to know what the life of an international lawyer entails? Interested in the tech industry?
Join us for a conversation with Eugene Y. Lao ('95). As Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at DocuSign, Inc., he leads the legal support teams responsible for all of DocuSign's international operations, and for their global products and IP. Mr. Lao has led an interesting and distinguished career in the software industry. Before 2011 he worked as the Vice President and Regional General Counsel at Yahoo! Asia-Pacific, where he managed over 40 attorneys. Most recently, he was the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Zynga and Auction.com. Chick-fil-A will be served! Sponsored by the Asian Law Students Association.
Take a study break for an informal JD & LLM Social as part of International Week. Come enjoy munchies, and mix and mingle to get to know your JD & LLM classmates. The event will be at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, located at 280 S. Mangum Street in Durham. Sponsored by the International Law Society (with funding from DBA, the Office of International Studies and the JD-LLM Program). For more information, contact Sumair Sangha at email@example.com.
The Sanford School of Public Policy would like to invite you to an event exploring immigrant identity and policy.
Photographer and Duke alumni Angela Zhang ’15 will lead a panel discussion of her exhibition “The Hyphenated American” on October 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Rubenstein Hall Room 153 at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
There will be a reception after the panel. Panelists include Gunther Peck, Professor of History and Public Policy, Brooks Sime, T'16 (Computer Science), and Ken Rogerson, Professor of Public Policy.
The exhibit will run in Rubenstein Hall through December 31.
Join the Office of Student Affairs and the International Law Society for an evening of food and fashion. See styles from all over the globe and enjoy food prepared by your classmates. This year's Food Fiesta categories include best dessert, best spicy dish, best vegetarian dish, best dish on a public interest salary, most romantic dish, and most representative of your home country. Show off your cooking skills! Sign up to participate: https://law.duke.edu/students/intweek/dishes/! Please contact Leigh Marquess at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Food Fiesta. If you have an international outfit or the desire to be a model for the international fashion show, let us know; we're always looking for more people to get involved! For more information about the fashion show, please contact Ryan Pitts at email@example.com. Sponsored by OSA and ILS.
Careers in International Law: White Collar and Corporate Internal Investigations in Asia and the U.S., a Conversation with Aya Kobori '02
Please join Aya Kobori, counsel at the New York office of White & Case, for a wide ranging conversation about her practice counseling U.S. and foreign multinational corporations in matters involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), corporate internal investigations, and antitrust law. She will speak about her career path, day-to-day work, and offer advice to students interested in a career involving cross-border litigation and compliance. As Ms. Kobori spends a portion of her time in the Tokyo office of White & Case, she will also discuss entry-level and lateral opportunities for U.S. associates interested in working in Tokyo. Sponsored by the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Oleg Kobelev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gao Xiqing graduated from Duke Law in 1986 and was the first Chinese citizen to pass the NY State Bar exam before becoming one of the world's most powerful sovereign-wealth fund managers. For 7 years he was vice chairman, president and chief investment officer of China Investment Corporation, China's sovereign wealth fund. He has served on the Duke Board of Trustees since 2008.
Please join us, Gao Xiqing and Prof. Baxter for a lunchtime discussion on China's economy.
Lunch will be provided.
A panel of 2Ls and 3Ls will discuss their summer work experiences in international public interest placements and international private law firms. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono and the Career Center. For more information, Contact Oleg Kobelev at email@example.com.
The Asian Law Students Association invites every law school student with ties to Asia or an interest in the region to our first meeting/social of the semester! Come learn about experiences working abroad, plans and events for the upcoming year as well as executive board opportunities. More importantly, just come to hang out and meet the ALSA team over free food and drinks. The event will be held at Trinity Commons (2530 Erwin Road, Unit 410). Sponsored by ALSA. For more information, please contact Bob Zhao (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alan Fu (email@example.com).
Join several editors-in-chief of Duke's journals as they share helpful tips and strategies for effective casenote writing. They will also provide some insight on the casenote evaluation process. Sponsored by the Duke Law Casenote Committee, ALSA, BLSA, HLSA, JLSA, OutLaw, SALSA, and WLSA. If you have any questions, please email Matthew Sloan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Asian Law Student Association (ALSA) would like to extend a warm welcome to the Duke Law community in honor of ALSA's Twentieth Anniversary! Please join us for a family-friendly picnic this Saturday as we celebrate 20 years of history with good food and company. This event is open to all JD and LLM students. Bring your friends, significant others and children! We will provide games and events for the children, as well as light food and drinks. We highly encourage attendees to also bring some food to share. This will be our last social event of the year, so come out and get to know our graduating 3Ls and LLMs! Event will be held at Garrett West Apt. Pool (4130 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707). Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs. For more information, please contact Bob Zhao at email@example.com.
Please join the Asian Law Student Association (ALSA) in hosting a conversation about life as an associate in New York, with Leah Shen ('11) of Simpson & Thacher, Sunny Kim ('11) of White & Case, Sam Kwon ('12) of Kirkland & Ellis, and Sandra Yoo ('14) of Clifford Chance. Leah Shen ('11) works in the Merger & Acquisitions group of Simpson & Thacher's NY office. Sunny Kim ('11) is an associate in the corporate department at White & Case. Sam Kwon ('12) is an intellectual property litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis and concentrates his practice on patent infringement litigation. Sandra Yoo ('14) works in the banking practice of Clifford Chance, NY. The panelists will be talking about their respective practice groups, experiences, and firm culture. They will be open to questions and conversations. Sponsored by ALSA, lunch provided by DBA. For more information, please contact Bob Zhao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALSA is inviting our alumni working in Washington DC to come speak about their experiences working in "big law" as an Asian American lawyer. This event is part of a three-part series, with other panel events focusing on alumni from California and New York. Sponsored by ALSA. For more information, please contact Bob Zhao at email@example.com.
ALSA is inviting our alumni working in California to come speak about their experiences working in "big law" as an Asian American lawyer. This event is a part of a three-part series, with other panel events focusing on alumni from New York and Washington DC. Sponsored by ALSA. For more information, please contact Anais Ning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a job lined up as a Summer Associate at a law firm or interested in becoming a Summer Associate? Come learn the tools necessary to succeed at your law firm, so you can achieve that job offer at the end of the summer. Attorneys from Haynes and Boone will share their insight on the keys to a successful summer in a panel presentation. Co-Sponsored by WLSA, HLSA, ALSA, SALSA, BLSA, and Outlaw. Lunch will be provided by Haynes and Boone. For more information, please contact Katie Karges at email@example.com.
Please join BLSA, ALSA, ACS, SALSA, HLSA, and WLSA for a dinner and discussion of the the racial, gender, and socioeconomic issues raised in the film Dear White People, in a small group setting. A number of Duke Law professors will be joining to add to the discussion. Sponsored by DBA. Space is limited to the first 50 participants. Please fill out the form at the link below, and you will be notified if you received a spot, or if you are placed on a waiting list should we reach capacity. Sponsored by BLSA, ALSA, ACS, SALSA, HLSA, and WLSA. For more information, contact Brittany Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Succeeding in a law firm often depends on your book of business. Join WLSA, ALSA, and BLSA, for a panel featuring successful women rainmakers and hear how they made the connections that led to their positions in the upper echelons of the profession. They will be sharing their business development strategies and tips for young attorneys. Lunch will be provided. Funded by DBA. Please contact Ruthanne Minoru at email@example.com for more information.
The Asian Law Students Association will be holding an informal dinner party off-campus for new and returning members to get to know each other. It will be held at 4130 Garett Road in the swimming pool and outdoor barbecue area. Please let us know ahead of time if you would need a ride, and we will accommodate you. Contact: Cathy Kim: firstname.lastname@example.org.