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.
The issue of same-sex marriage is popularly seen as one that breaks along liberal and conservative lines. But don’t suggest to Professor Ernest Young that there’s something ironic about conservative legal scholars lining up against laws prohibiting gay marriage.Read More
Darrell Miller, scholar of constitutional law, civil rights, and civil procedure, joins governing faculty
Miller, a prolific scholar of civil rights, constitutional law, civil procedure, and legal history came to Duke Law in July from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He was a visiting professor at Duke during the spring 2012 semester.Read More
Huckerby, a prominent human rights lawyer, advocate, and teacher, has joined the faculty as an associate clinical professor of law and director of the International Human Rights Clinic, which will welcome its first class in the spring 2014 semester.Read More
Elisabeth de Fontenay, emerging scholar of corporate law, finance, and financial institutions, joins governing faculty
de Fontenay, an emerging scholar of corporate law, corporate finance, and financial institutions, has joined the governing faculty as an associate professor of law. She had served as a Climenko Fellow and lecturer in law at Harvard Law School since 2011, entering the academy after more than six years of practice at Ropes & Gray in Boston, where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions and debt financing.Read More
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.
An accomplished musician, Bryant's love for music indirectly led him first to teaching and then to law.
Collingsworth traces his interest in workers’ rights to the five years he spent operating a crane in a Cleveland copper mill during the 1970s.
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.