Centers & Programs


  • Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility
    Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility
    The Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility promotes justice in criminal cases by identifying, remedying, and preventing the wrongful conviction of innocent people.
  • Center for Innovation Policy
    Center for Innovation Policy
    The Center for Innovation Policy addresses fundamental issues of law and policy affecting innovation. The center brings a scholarly focus to cross-cutting policies relevant to innovation generally and to sector-specific areas such as the life sciences, information and communications technology, and energy-related technology.
  • Center for International & Comparative Law
    Center for International & Comparative Law
    Launched in 2006, Duke Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) coordinates and supports the School’s programs, resources, and events in the areas of international law, comparative law, and U.S. foreign relations law.

 

  • Center for Judicial Studies

    Center for Judicial Studies
    The mission of the Center for Judicial Studies is to advance the study of the judiciary through interdisciplinary scholarship and cooperative thinking from multiple perspectives and to improve the administration of justice through collaborative efforts aimed at developing consensus positions that can guide policy-makers and judicial decision-makers.

  • Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy
    Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy
    The Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy organizes workshops, conferences, and other scholarly activities in the area of law and economics, with a particular focus on the intersection between welfare economics and normative questions regarding legal frameworks, institutions and doctrines.
  • Center for the Study of the Public Domain
    Center for the Study of the Public Domain
    The Center for the Study of the Public Domain advances research and scholarship on the contributions of the public domain to speech, culture, science and innovation. The center promotes debate about the balance needed in our intellectual property system and works to translate academic research into public policy solutions.

 

  • Center on Law, Ethics and National Security
    Center on Law, Ethics and National Security
    Founded in 1993, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security promotes education and discussion of the complex and diverse issues involved in national security, such as the legal and policy implications of counterterrorism operations at home and abroad, the role of the respective branches of government in security matters, the international law of armed conflict, the impact of security issues on international business endeavors, and the ethical issues of the practice of national security law.
  • Center on Law, Race and Politics
    Center on Law, Race and Politics
    The Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics (CLRP) is a multidisciplinary initiative created to support research, public engagement, teaching, and activities at the intersection of CLRP's core focus, which is law and race; law and politics; and law, race, and politics.
  • Global Financial Markets Center
    Global Financial Markets Center
    The Global Financial Markets Center facilitates research, education, and publication that broadens inquiry, dialogue, and debate into the operation of capital and financial markets beyond traditional academic boundaries, bridging the gap between theory and practice.

 

  • Program in Public Law
    Program in Public Law
    The Program in Public Law promotes a better understanding of our nation’s public institutions, of the Constitutional framework in which they function, and of the principles and laws that apply to the work of public officials through scholarship, workshops, conferences, and curricular programs.
  • Voices of American Law
    Voices of American Law
    Voices of American Law produces high-quality educational materials about the Supreme Court and its role in American society through a video series focusing on the stories of the real people behind the court's opinions.
  • Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
    Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
    The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions engages with decision makers in government, the private sector, and the nonprofit community to develop innovative and nonpartisan solutions to critical environmental challenges.