Duke Law Magazine

   Fall 2013

Duke Law Magazine | Fall 2013, cover and feature stories


Featured Story

Duke Law Class of 1934Letters Home

Robert G. Seaks was just 18 years old when he started his legal studies at Duke in 1931. He found the time to write home regularly to his parents, with lively and descriptive letters detailing the life of a Duke Law student. Seaks’ son, Terry, shared copies of his father’s letters home with the Goodson Law Library. The correspondence — more than 55 letters and postcards in total — offers an intimate portrait of a young man’s experience of law school during a time of transformation for the nation and for Duke.

Faculty Focus


  • Pamela Gann '73
    Pamela Gann '73

    Gann, who served as dean of Duke Law from 1988 to1999, stepped down as president of Claremont McKenna College in June after serving in the role for the 14 years.

  • Chris Bryant '14
    Chris Bryant '14

    An accomplished musician, Bryant's love for music indirectly led him first to teaching and then to law. 

  • Terry Collingsworth ’82
    Terry Collingsworth ’82

    Collingsworth traces his interest in workers’ rights to the five years he spent operating a crane in a Cleveland copper mill during the 1970s.

  • Conor Reardon '14
    Conor Reardon '14

    Composure, resilience, and a fearless work ethic were the skills honed by Reardon to overcome a debilitating injury and become an All-American standout baseball player, skills that suit him well at law school.