Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies

Bridging the gap between academia and the bench and bar.

Center for Judicial Studies

By bringing together judges, practitioners, teachers, and key government officials, the Center for Judicial Studies fosters an interdisciplinary exploration of the judiciary and case-resolution process to achieve a better understanding of the judiciary and generate law-reform, improving the law.Read more

 


 


 

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

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He Was the Same Person in Court, at Home or at the Racetrack
"Judge Paul Hatfield was an extraordinary judge, a man possessed of humility and courage. He was born and raised in a "blue-collar" family, and he never forgot his roots..." writes Judge Donald W. Molloy, of Judge Paul G. Hatfield

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