Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies

Bridging the gap between academia and the bench and bar.

Center for Judicial Studies


To do your job better, you have to understand how you do your job. And that's what I've gotten here.”

Magistrate Judge George C. Hanks Jr.,
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, is a member of the inaugural Master of Laws in Judicial Studies class.


The Storied Third Branch

Current issue:

A Conscience Steeled By The Face of Evil
"His duties across the pond brought him face to face with individuals deeply involved in the Third Reich, and its calculated machinery of death and destruction..." writes Judge Michael Daly Hawkins, regarding Judge Charles Andrew Muecke.

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