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How to advise a president

Powell offers a vision from
Justice Jackson

Professor Jeff Powell’s latest book, The President as Commander in Chief: An Essay in Constitutional Vision, can be read as a primer on how executive branch lawyers should approach advising their client, the president of the United States. He finds a persuasive approach in Justice Robert Jackson’s concurring 1952 opinion in Youngstown Sheet & Tube v. Sawyer, also known as The Steel Seizure Case.

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Professor Powell

ABOUT H. Jefferson Powell

Powell returned to the Duke Law faculty in May 2012 after serving as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice and as a professor at George Washington University Law School. He previously served on the Duke Law faculty from 1989 to 2010.

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Faculty

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Carolyn McAllaster

N.C. Lawyer magazine lauds McAllaster's "passion for service"
AIDS Legal Project Director Carolyn McAllaster traces her remarkable career, including the evolution of the clinic she founded for HIV-infected people in need of free legal help and her work as co-founder and inaugural president of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys.

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Recent Activities

  • Katharine T. Bartlett
    Professor Bartlett was on the selection committee for the ALI Young Scholars Award and the Class Gift Committee for the 1989 ALI Life Member class.
    (July 16, 2014)
  • Samuel W. Buell
    Professor Buell was a panelist on the topic of managerial liability at the Conference on Sanctioning Corporate Crimes and Financial Misdealing, held at New York University School of Law.
    (April 23, 2014)
  • Katharine T. Bartlett
    Professor Bartlett was a speaker at the Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equality Symposium.
    (April 30, 2014)

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Recent Scholarship

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Journals

  • Alaska Law Review

    Alaska Law Review
    The Alaska Law Review — published at Duke Law School under the sponsorship of the Alaska Bar Association since 1984 — examines legal issues affecting the state of Alaska.

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    Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum
    The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum examines environmental issues from legal, scientific, economic, and public policy perspectives.

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    Duke Forum for Law & Social Change
    The Duke Forum for Law & Social Change seeks to provide ongoing discussion of social change and related issues through an annual symposium and publication.

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    Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law
    Published since 1990, the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law features articles from prominent international scholars and practitioners focusing on issues of comparative and international law.

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    Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy
    The Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy examines the constitutional issues and policy dimensions of court decisions and legislation as they affect practitioners, judges, and legislators.

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    Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy
    The Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy examines gender, sexuality, race, and class issues in the context of law and public policy. Published since 1994, DJGLP aims to foster debate and encourage scholarship outside conventional boundaries.

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    Duke Law & Technology Review
    The Duke Law & Technology Review explores the evolving intersection of law and technology, through both traditional journal articles and short “iBriefs" that provide cutting-edge insight to lawyers and non-legal professionals.

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    Duke Law Journal
    The Duke Law Journal was founded in 1951 as the Duke Bar Journal and publishes eight issues each year, including an annual Administrative Law Symposium issue.

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    Law & Contemporary Problems
    Law and Contemporary Problems is the oldest scholarly publication at Duke Law. Published quarterly in a symposium format, L&CP focuses each issue on a topic of contemporary concern from the perspective of a variety of disciplines.

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Centers

  • 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 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 is an promotes education and discussion of the complex issues involved in national security, such as the legal and policy implications of the war on terror; U.S. relations with the International Criminal Court; humanitarian interventions; and role of contractors in military operations.

  • 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 Capital Markets Center

    Global Capital Markets Center
    The Global Capital Markets Center provides a forum for intellectual exchange on issues of law, regulation, and policy that shape capital markets.

  • 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.

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    Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy
    The Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy supports and facilitates campus-wide research and scholarship that explores the impact of genome sciences on all aspects of life, human health, and social policy.

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    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.

 

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