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 Alumni will not have access to dorms 


Following a unanimous Campus Council resolution Feb. 26, former students returning for Alumni Weekend will not have DukeCard access to residence halls or access to residence hall bathrooms. 


"Campus Council's very happy that Alumni Affairs is so cooperative and receptive to student input on this important safety issue," Campus Council President Anthony Vitarelli said. 


Vitarelli said Director of Alumni Reunions Lisa Dilts agreed in principle to the resolution shortly after its passage. Safety was cited as the primary reason for barring alumni access.


 Moot court success for law students 


A team of Duke law students placed second in the Sidley-IIEL World Trade Organization Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., losing out to students from Georgetown University. 


Third year students Paul Brumpton, Amir Farokhi, Mayur Patel, Brian Sumner and Mariana Tavare and second-year student Liu Fang defeated teams from University of Chicago, New York University and Howard University before falling to Georgetown in the finals of the competition, which was sponsored by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood and Georgetown's Institute of International Economic Law. 


The Duke squad impressed event organizer Patricio Grane, an international trade lawyer with Sidley Austin Brown & Wood.  


"The Duke students gave an outstanding performance. It was a pleasure to hear them argue the case," he said. "Their oralists were excellent."

And on the home front, third-year law student Jonathan Krause won the 2004 Dean's Cup Feb. 13 for his work on the real-world case of Locke v. Davey.


 Law students sweep Everett Fellowships

Two third-year law students, Dimitri Varmazis and Sebastian Kielmanovich, have earned both of this year's Clifton W. Everett, Sr., Community Lawyer Fellowships. Only two Everett Fellowships are awarded each year for entry level, one-year staff attorney positions in selected Legal Aid of North Carolina offices. 


"We are thrilled that both of this year's Everett Fellowships were offered to our students," said Carol Spruill, associate dean for public interest and pro bono at the law school. "This is an extremely competitive fellowship, and I am very pleased that Legal Aid of North Carolina has recognized the talent and strength of commitment to public service that Dimitri and Sebastian offer."  


The fellowships are funded by the North Carolina Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts.


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