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A provocative fix for future debt
ceiling crises

Professor Steven L. Schwarcz has outlined a way for the executive branch to bypass Congress in case of another debt ceiling impasse by proposing the president securitize future tax revenues to avoid a default disaster.

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Law & Entrepreneurship

"My decision to attend Duke Law's LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship Program was, without question, the defining moment of my career. This is the most transformative program of its type and, in both substance and structure, fully engages attorneys in the entrepreneurial space. I highly recommend this program to any attorney who is interested in full and comprehensive immersion in the entrepreneurial space. Duke Law's LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship meets a rapidly growing need within the entrepreneurial world for professionals who can effectively counsel and lead innovative ventures."

— Vinny Asaro LLMLE '12
Managing Director, Rock Creek Capital

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  • Erika J.S. Buell portrait
    Senior Lecturing Fellow

    Buell draws on her extensive experience in corporate law and working with technology companies to teach courses in the area of entrepreneurship, financing and transactions. She has advised startups and other technology companies over the last thirteen years. Most recently, Buell led corporate and transactional legal matters as in-house corporate counsel for Revolution Money Inc., a high-profile startup payments company, from its early round of preferred stock financing through its sale in 2010 to American Express for approximately $300 million.

  • Supreme Court Review 2014

    The Program in Public Law presents its annual Supreme Court Review. Duke Law professors Lisa Kern Griffin, Katharine T. Bartlett and Ernest A. Young review the most significant decisions of the 2013-14 term of the U.S. Supreme Court, while Professor Darrell A.H. Miller moderates. Cases discussed include Hobby Lobby, Riley v. California, and Bond v. U.S.

  • Nowhere but Chancery: Shareholders Franchise and Private Ordering

    Leading practitioners and former Delaware jurists examine the evolution, prevalence and development of forum selection and arbitration bylaws following the Court of Chancery's recent "Boilermakers" decision. Moderated by Professor James D. Cox, the panel is comprised of Myron Steele, a partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon and the former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, William B. Chandler, a partner at Wilson Sonsini Rosati & Goodrich and the former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Stephen Lamb, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and the former Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Joseph Slights, a partner at Morris James and a former judge of the Delaware Superior Court, and James L. Gale, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases on the North Carolina Business Court. Sponsored by the Duke Business Law Society.

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