2017-18 Bulletin of the Duke University School of Law

Alumni and Development Office 107 Duke Law School Alumni can be found across the country and around the world, yet their relationship with the Law School remains close. Every graduate of Duke Law is a member of the Law Alumni Association. The Alumni and Development Office, working with the Duke Law Alumni Association, connect the school’s alumni with the law school and with each other. Information about alumni programs sponsored by Duke Law School is also available online at http://law.duke.edu/alumni/connected/ . Law School Leadership Boards Duke Law School has two leadership boards: the Board of Visitors and the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, including the New Lawyers’ Division. More information is available at http://law.duke.edu/alumni/connected/boards/ . Board of Visitors The Board of Visitors serves as an advisory board to the law school’s dean and administrators, the university administration and the university Board of Trustees on matters of student development, external affairs, fundraising, and faculty and academic affairs. The board consists of alumni, parents, and friends of Duke Law from diverse backgrounds. A chairperson oversees the board, and the board classifies individuals as current, senior, or honorary members. Law Alumni Association Board of Directors The Law Alumni Association Board of Directors (LAA) consists of approximately sixty-four members. Twenty-five of the board members are a part of the New Lawyers Division (NLD). NLD members are graduates from the most recent five graduating classes . The mission of the Duke Law Alumni Association Board and the New Lawyers Division is to bring together Duke Law School alumni, students, faculty, and administrators to develop and strengthen the bonds within the greater law school community. The Board of Directors serves to achieve this mission, coordinating efforts among alumni and providing avenues of communication and cooperation among the members of the Duke Law School community. Local Alumni Clubs The Alumni and Development Office coordinates and supports the activities of local Duke Law clubs in the United States and abroad, to foster both a sense of community and an awareness of the law school. These clubs organize social and educational events which are often attended by a Duke Law administrator or faculty member. Besides serving a social and networking function for local alumni and encouraging a sense of community, Duke Law clubs also provide practical assistance to the admissions and career services offices of the law school. To learn more about our clubs, visit https://law.duke.edu/alumni/connected/clubs/ . Duke Law School also pursues a strong alumni relations program with our growing international alumni body. The Alumni and Development Office, in conjunction with the International Studies Office, sponsors programs to cultivate relationships with current international students and international alumni. There are several active Duke Law clubs outside the United States. Alumni events are held each year in conjunction with the transnational institute in Europe. To learn more about our international engagement and our most recent international reunion, visit http://law.duke.edu/alumni/international/ . Reunions and Alumni Weekend The Alumni and Development Office organizes alumni reunions by class at five-year intervals. Reunions are held in the spring of each year, and offer a full weekend of activities designed to encourage alumni to reconnect with Duke Law School, former professors, and classmates. Class committees are formed to help plan reunion activities, encourage attendance and assist in raising class gifts to benefit Duke Law. At the fiftieth reunion, alumni are inducted into the Half-Century Club. For more information, visit https://law.duke.edu/alumni/ reunion/ . Alumni Awards The Law Alumni Association Board of Directors presents five awards to outstanding graduates and friends. More information is available at http://law.duke.edu/alumni/reunion/alumniawards/ . • The Charles S. Murphy Award is presented to an alumnus or alumna whose devotion to the common welfare is manifested in public service or in dedication to education. Charles S. Murphy T’31, L’34 devoted himself to public service, serving in the administrations of presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson as well as serving as a trustee of Duke University. • The Charles S. Rhyne Award honors alumni who exemplify the highest standards of professional ability and personal integrity. Charles Rhyne T’34, L’37 served on the Boards of Trustees at Duke and George Washington universities, and was president of the American Bar Association. Alumni and Development Office