2010-2011 Archive

  • National Security since 9/11: New Norms for a New Decade?

    LENS Conference
    April 14-15, 2011

    Sponsored by the Duke Law Center on Law, Ethics and National Security and the Duke Law Program in Public Law, with generous support from Duke University's Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs, and the Terry Sanford School of Public Policy

  • Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: A Conversation with Laura Poitras, Charlie Swift, and Madeline Morris promo image
    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: A Conversation with Laura Poitras, Charlie Swift, and Madeline Morris

    A panel discussion
    April 4, 2011
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3041

    The Program in Public Law and Duke Law ACS present a discussion with Professor Madeline Morris, Charlie Swift, and Laura Poitras. Poitras, an Academy-Award nominated film director, has won numerous awards for her documentaries examining the consequences of post-9/11 foreign policy in the Middle East. Swift successfully represented Salim Hamdan in the landmark case, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.

  • "The Oath" Documentary Film Screening promo image
    "The Oath" Documentary Film Screening

    Sunday, April 3, 2011
    3:00–3:30 PM Introductory Remarks
    3:30–5:00 PM Film Screening
    5:00–5:30 PM Reception and Signing Event
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    The Program in Public Law and Duke Law ACS are honored to host Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras for a film screening of her most recent documentary, The Oath.

  • The Judicial Nomination Crisis promo image
    The Judicial Nomination Crisis

    March 17, 2011
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Sponsored by the Program in Public Law and the Duke Law chapter of ACS
    Caroline Fredrickson, Executive Director of the American Constitution Society, provides an overview of the judicial nominations crisis. Webcast

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    Supreme Court Moot

    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Petitioner, v. Betty Dukes et al.
    March 3, 2011
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    (Attendance open to Duke Law faculty, students, and staff only.)
    Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll partner Joseph Sellers, Counsel for Respondents, moots this upcoming case, which is scheduled to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 29, 2011.

  • The Agenda of the Roberts Court and the Will of the People promo image
    The Agenda of the Roberts Court and the Will of the People

    February 28, 2011
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Barry Friedman (NYU School of Law) argues in The Will of the People that the Supreme Court is sensitive to popular opinion and public reaction to its decisions. What does the Court's future hold? Webcast

  • Immigration: Enforcement, Exploitation or Equality? A Constitutional Perspective promo image
    Immigration: Enforcement, Exploitation or Equality? A Constitutional Perspective

    February 24, 2011
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Sponsored by the Program in Public Law and Duke Law ACLU
    Lucas Guttentag, Robina Foundation Distinguished Senior Fellow in Residence (Yale Law School) and former founding national director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project (ACLU Foundation), discusses immigration enforcement. Webcast

  • Judicial Takings: Exploring the Boundaries of the Fifth Amendment

    DJCLPP Annual Symposium
    February 4, 2011
    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Room 3037
    Duke Law School

    Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy's annual symposium focuses on judicial takings and the Fifth Amendment. View official conference schedule.

  • Supreme Court Advocacy in Statutory Interpretation Cases promo image
    Supreme Court Advocacy in Statutory Interpretation Cases

    December 1, 2010
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Sri Srinivasan, partner in the Washington, DC, office of O'Melveny and Myers, will discuss Supreme Court advocacy in statutory interpretation cases through the lens of personal lessons and ideas he has gained from cases he argued last Term. Webcast

  • Supreme Court Moot promo image
    Supreme Court Moot

    Janus v. First Derivative Traders
    November 29, 2010
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    (Attendance limited to Duke Law faculty, students, and staff only.)
    David C. Frederick, Counsel of Record for the Respondent, moots this upcoming case, which is scheduled to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on December 7, 2010. The panel of judges for the moot includes Dean David F. Levi and several Duke Law Professors.

  • Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall and the Struggle to End Segregation promo image
    Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall and the Struggle to End Segregation

    Lecture and book signing
    with author Rawn James Jr. '01

    November 15, 2010
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Rawn James Jr. discusses his important book, Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall and the Struggle to End Segregation. Webcast

  • Challenges and Rewards of Representing the Government in the Supreme Court promo image
    Challenges and Rewards of Representing the Government in the Supreme Court

    November 1, 2010
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Michael Dreeben, Criminal Deputy Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, talks about his career and work in the Office of the Solicitor General and the unique responsibilities and opportunities in representing the United States Government before the Nation's highest court. Webcast

  • Defending the Rights of the Accused Before a Law-and-Order Supreme Court promo image
    Defending the Rights of the Accused Before a Law-and-Order Supreme Court

    Jeffrey L. Fisher, guest speaker
    October 19, 2010
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3037
    Duke Law School

    A leading authority on Supreme Court practice, Professor Fisher talks about marshaling originalism and related interpretive methodologies in order to persuade conservative judges to protect the rights of criminal defendants. Webcast

  • Supreme Court Moot promo image
    Supreme Court Moot

    Skinner v. Switzer
    October 5, 2010
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    (Attendance open to Duke Law faculty, students, and staff only.)
    Gregory S. Coleman, Edward S. Dawson, and Richard B. Farrer, Counsel for the Respondent, moot this upcoming case, which is scheduled to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on October 13, 2010. The panel of judges for the moot includes Dean David F. Levi and several Duke Law Professors.

  • Supreme Court Preview promo
    Supreme Court Preview

    October 4, 2010
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Duke Law Professors Neil Siegel, Joseph Blocher, Kathy Bradley, Lisa Griffin, and Ernie Young discuss some of the most important Supreme Court cases of the upcoming term. Webcast

  • McDonald v. City of Chicago Panel Discussion promo image
    McDonald v. City of Chicago Panel Discussion

    September 21, 2010
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Distinguished panelists discuss the recently decided Supreme Court case, McDonald v. City of Chicago. Read more about the case here in the SCOTUSblog case files. Webcast

  • Constitution Day Commemoration promo image
    Constitution Day Commemoration

    September 17, 2010
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    A Panel Discussion
    The Program in Public Law sponsors this commemorative look at the U.S. Constitution on the anniversary of its signing. Neil Siegel moderates this distinguished panel. Webcast

  • Lives in the Law: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito

    September 15, 2010
    12:15–1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Dean David F. Levi discuss the Justice's distinguished career in law, public service, and on the federal bench. Webcast

  • Supreme Court Review – Criminal promo image
    Supreme Court Review – Criminal

    September 13, 2010
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Duke Law professors Neil Siegel, Sara Beale, Sam Buell, and Lisa Griffin review the most significant decisions of the past term of the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing on criminal cases. Webcast

  • Supreme Court Review – Civil promo image
    Supreme Court Review – Civil

    September 2, 2010
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Duke Law Professors Paul Haagen, James Cox, Guy Charles, and Katharine Bartlett discuss the most significant decisions of the past term of the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing on civil cases. Webcast

  • Justice Stevens Retrospective promo image
    Justice Stevens Retrospective

    August 30, 2010
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Panelists discuss Justice Stevens's long career, the legacy he leaves, and how his retirement and Elena Kagan's ascension to the bench are likely to affect the Court. Webcast