Chris Christie (L '85) talks about representing death row inmate Victor Stephens. In 2011, a federal court granted Stephens a new trial. The State of Alabama had convicted Stephens of killing two men in a 1986 convenience store robbery. The jury recommended a sentence of life without parole. The trial judge, however, entered an order, drafted ex parte by the Assistant District Attorney, overriding the jury and sentencing Mr. Stephens to death. Christie discusses not only the travails of representing a death row inmate in hostile forums, but also all lawyers’ calling and duty to handle pro bono work.
A New Trial for a Death Row Inmate
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 comments on the "big business" of kidnapping westerners in the Middle East
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