April 5, 2012
Duke Law School
Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old student wearing a hoodie and carrying only Skittles and iced tea, was fatally shot while walking toward his family home in Sanford, Florida. His shooter, George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, stated to a 911 operator that the teenager looked suspicious, followed Trayvon on foot through the neighborhood, then claimed self-defense to police, and has not been charged in the case. The death of Trayvon Martin has sparked a national debate. Join Professors Coleman, Hu, Buell, and Beale in a panel discussion of the legal questions surrounding his death. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Program in Public Law.
Trayvon Martin & the Legal Questions Surrounding His Death
April 5, 2012
Case Docket: The Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, fall 2014
In the fall of 2014, the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic took on four exciting new cases and clients.
One new project involves the Boone, N.C.-based environmental group Arctic Voices, headed by Dr. Harvard Ayers. Students working this project are thinking globally while acting locally, as Artic Voices is interested in combatting climate change by mobilizing local communities to install rooftop solar power.
Postcards from practice: Stanback interns reflect on summer work in environmental advocacy
Twelve Duke Law students spent their summer engaged in environmental advocacy, law, and policy as Stanback interns.
- Anne Gallagher
- Zephyr Teachout discusses her book Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United
- Siegel discusses the role of animus in legal arguments over same-sex marriage Balkinization
- Event honoring L. Neil Williams '61, T '58 addresses importance of judicial independence
- David Gartner