2017-18 Bulletin of the Duke University School of Law

Alumni and Development Office 108 • The A. Kenneth Pye Award honors the life and work of former law school dean and Duke University chancellor A. Kenneth Pye. The Pye Award is designed to recognize contributions made to the field of legal education by Duke Law alumni or other members of the Duke Law School community. • The International Alumni Achievement Award honors an international alumnus or alumna who has given distinguished service to his or her own profession and home country and has maintained strong ties with Duke Law School. • The Young Alumni Award recognizes a graduate of fifteen years or less who has made significant contributions of leadership and service both professionally and to Duke Law School. Alumni Programs for Students Alumni frequently visit Duke Law School for a variety of reasons: to recruit for their firms, to participate in panels for the Career and Professional Development Center, to speak about their practice specialty or pro bono activities, or to be guest lecturers in particular classes. The Alumni and Development Office also offers an important electronic medium for alumni and students to connect via the professional networking site LinkedIn. The group is called STAR Student—Alumni Relationship and is a subgroup of the Duke Law Alumni group. In addition to coordinating these activities, the staff of the Alumni and Development Office is eager to get to know students throughout their law school careers. The staff is available to individual students and student organizations who wish to contact alumni. The Alumni and Development Office, in fact, helps to usher students into alumni status by coordinating, along with the Office of Student Affairs, the law school’s Hooding Ceremony. Fundraising Financial strength is critical for Duke Law School to retain and build on its reputation as a global leader in legal education, to support faculty excellence, to attract the best students, and to foster innovative programs and clinics for teaching and legal research. Duke Law School has come a very long way in a few short decades—thanks largely to the support of alumni and friends. Our success is based on the dedication of our alumni who recognize the value of a world class education. We recently concluded the Duke Forward campaign, during which we raised more than $130 million in support of students, faculty, and initiatives. We continue to seek funds for our most critical priorities, including financial aid, professorships, and clinical programs. In addition, gifts to the annual fund provide unrestricted support for the school’s operational needs and emerging priorities. More information is available at http://law.duke. edu/campaign/ . Alumni Publications The Duke Law Magazine , an award-winning publication, provides news and features about Duke Law programs, faculty research, student life, and alumni achievements. Duke Law E-news , a monthly email newsletter distributed by the Communications Office, is the latest way to stay current with news and events at Duke Law School. Subscribers to this free service will receive notification of speakers, conferences, alumni activities, and more. The Advocate: An Alumni and Development Newsletter , is a biannual informational newsletter that provides alumni and friends an overview of the faculty, students, and programs that have been supported by generous philanthropic gift.

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