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Duke Law School will launch an international human rights law clinic in the next academic year,Dean David F. Levi has announced. Jayne Huckerby, a prominent human rights lawyer, advocate, and teacher, will join the faculty July 1 as an associate clinical professor of law and director of the new clinic, the Law School’s ninth.Read More
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, whose scholarship focuses on civil rights, constitutional law, civil procedure, and legal history, will join the governing faculty on July 1, Dean David F. Levi has announced.Read More
Elisabeth de Fontenay, emerging scholar of corporate law, finance, and financial institutions, joins governing faculty
Elisabeth de Fontenay joins the Duke Law governing faculty on July 1 as an associate professor of law. She comes to Duke from Harvard Law School where she has served as a Climenko Fellow and lecturer in law since 2011.Read More
John Wester is resolute.
“For years, I heard lawyers promise judges: ‘I’ll be brief’ ─ and then go on and on,’” he explains. “I resolved to skip the promise, try my best to be brief, and savor the relief on judges’ faces.”
Fountain won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for his first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which is now being adapted for the screen.
As a Minnesota state senator, Junge spearheaded the passage of the nation’s first charter school law in 1991. She recalls feeling “personally devastated” as a bruising three-year legislative battle came to an end.
Visiting Professor Charles Becton ’69 was preparing fall lectures for his Rhetoric and Advocacy class when he got a phone call, in late July, from University of North Carolina President Tom Ross, who made him an unexpected offer: To become the interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University.
An army-intelligence-trained, Arabic-speaking, travel-loving 3L, Aubart brings a genuine passion for even-keeled discussion to his leadership of the Federalist Society at Duke Law.
Sainati once planned a career as an English professor. She is still aiming to enter academia, but now has her sights set on the legal academy, with a focus on human rights. The shift came somewhat gradually, she explains.