September 22, 2011
Duke Law School
Nearly three years into President Obama's first term, the number of his judicial nominees who have been confirmed lags well behind the numbers for either President George W. Bush or William Clinton at a comparable point in their presidencies. Christopher Schroeder, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice, discusses President Obama's record in nominating judges, the reasons for the slow confirmation rates, and offers some suggestions as to the implications for the nomination and confirmation process in the future.
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Becoming a Federal Judge (Not a Justice): The Difficulties with the Confirmation Process for Lower Court Judges
September 22, 2011
Helfer’s MOOC on International Human Rights a Duke Law first
Laurence Helfer, the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law, taught a massive open-access online course — a “MOOC” — on international human rights law during the spring semester, bringing high-level legal instruction to a global audience. More than 18,500 students initially enrolled in the six-week course, which is comprised of video lectures, discussion forums in which students debate cutting-edge human rights issues, weekly quizzes, and a final exam.
Dunlap discusses Western anti-ISIL resolve in wake of increased violence and video showing execution of American
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