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Milken Scholar 2008
Scholar Profile

Dora Duru



Dora graduated from Stanford earning her bachelors degree in International Relations. Dora attended Law school at Vanderbilt University. She worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Hollingsworth LLP. She is now an attorney for Immigrant Defenders Law Center.

High school:  California Academy of Math and Science


College Year Degree
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
2012 B.A. International Relations
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
2020 J.D. Law

News and Highlights

Dora Duru (MS '08)

Arguing the case: Dora Duru, MS'08 was awarded the Richard Nagareda Award for Best Oralist in the 2019 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court Competition, a competition in which she wrote and delivered a brief for a fascinating case that touched on both second and fourteenth amendment issues. The competition included 62 teams and a total of 123 participants. The final round was argued before a panel of three federal appellate judges, including Judge Stephen A. Higginson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, who served as the round’s Chief Justice, Judge David J. Barron of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Read more about the award and case here.