2006-2007 Archive

  • Confronting Terrorism Here and Abroad: Which Way Forward?

    LENS Conference
    April 12-13, 2007

    Co-sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, the Center for International and Comparative Law, and the Program in Public Law, with the generous support of Duke University’s Vice Provost for International Affairs and Development, the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, and the Center for International Business Education & Research; and Warren and Faye Wickersham

  • U.S. Supreme Court Moot

    Powerex Corp. v. Reliant Services, Inc.
    April 11, 2007

    Professor Len Simon moots his upcoming argument before the Supreme Court.

  • Women in Combat: Is the Current Policy Obsolete?

    April 10, 2007
    Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, the Center for International and Comparative Law, and the Program in Public Law
    Colonel Martha McSally, USAF, describes her experiences as a pioneer female fighter pilot and addresses the Dept. of Defense's policy excluding women from direct ground combat units. Webcast

  • A Conversation with Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick promo image
    A Conversation with Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick

    Practical Politics and the Law Speaker Series
    March 28, 2007

    Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick is the first woman to hold citywide office in L.A. She was reelected to that office in 2005 with a whopping 82% of the vote. Webcast

  • 100 Capital Cases and Counting: Susan Boleyn on Her Role as Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia promo image
    100 Capital Cases and Counting: Susan Boleyn on Her Role as Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia

    Practical Politics and the Law Speaker Series
    March 26, 2007

    Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy and the Program in Public Law
    Susan Boleyn discusses her career in appellate litigation, as well as the difficulties of arguing capital cases. Webcast

  • God Talk: Religious Speech in Public Discourse promo image
    God Talk: Religious Speech in Public Discourse

    A Roundtable Discussion
    March 5, 2007

    Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Christian Legal Society, the Federalist Society, Duke International Justice Mission, Duke Law Democrats, Duke Law Republicans, and
    the Program in Public Law

    Webcast

  • The Battle of New London: Understanding the Kelo Case promo image
    The Battle of New London: Understanding the Kelo Case

    A Documentary Premiere and
    Panel Discussion
    February 26, 2007

    Following the first public showing of a documentary produced by Professor Thomas Metzloff, a panel of experts analyzes the Kelo decision and its significance. Webcast

  • Faith, Politics, and the Law promo image
    Faith, Politics, and the Law

    Practical Politics and the Law Speaker Series
    February 27, 2007

    Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy and the Program in Public Law
    Jim Towey, former head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, discusses his experience with faith, politics, and the law. Webcast

  • The Life and Legacy of Chief Justice Earl Warren promo image
    The Life and Legacy of Chief Justice Earl Warren

    Lecture and Book Signing
    with Author Jim Newton
    February 19, 2007

    Jim Newton discusses his well-reviewed biography, Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made. Book TV covers the lecture, followed by an author book signing. Webcast

  • The Law and Politics of International Delegation

    A Workshop
    (follow-up to Delegating Sovereignty Workshop held in March 2006)
    February 16-17, 2007

    Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law (CICL) and the Program in Public Law

  • The Military Commissions Act of 2006 promo image
    The Military Commissions Act of 2006

    A Panel Discussion
    February 12, 2007

    Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law (CICL) and the Program in Public Law
    Panelists discuss legal issues raised by the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Webcast

  • The Lacrosse Case & the Media
    The Lacrosse Case & the Media

    February 7, 2007
    Jack Ford, Senior Anchor for Court TV, veteran trial attorney, and longtime news analyst and commentator, discusses the Duke lacrosse case and media coverage, as well as other notable highly publicized cases. Webcast

  • Trying Cases in the Media: The Role of Prosecutor and the Press
    Trying Cases in the Media: The Role of Prosecutor and the Press

    A Panel Discussion
    January 25, 2007

    Panelists explore issues surrounding high publicity cases. The panel includes Duke Law Professors Tom Metzloff, Jim Coleman, Mike Tigar, and N& O reporter Joe Neff, who has been covering the Duke lacrosse case. Webcast

  • Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It)
    Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It)

    Lecture and Book Signing
    with Author Sanford Levinson
    January 10, 2007

    Book signing immediately following the lecture
    Third floor loggia
    Professor Sanford Levinson of the University of Texas School of Law argues that the Constitution is fundamentally defective in several respects and proposes a new Constitutional Convention. He also argues that law schools should reconsider how constitutional law should be taught.

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Moot with Erwin Chemerinsky

    November 27, 2006 (closed to students)
    Erwin Chemerinsky moots his upcoming argument on behalf of a death row inmate in an appeal from a denial of a habeas corpus petition. Duke Law professors Schroeder, Coleman, Mosteller, Siegel, and Tigar judge the moot. The actual case goes before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on November 29, 2006.

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Moot with Erwin Chemerinsky

    November 27, 2006 (open to students)
    Erwin Chemerinsky moots his upcoming argument on behalf of a death row inmate in an appeal from a denial of a habeas corpus petition. Three North Carolina Death Penalty Center attorneys judge the moot. The actual case goes before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on November 29, 2006.

  • Warning Shots: The Military's Anthrax Vaccination Program and Its Consequences promo image
    Warning Shots: The Military's Anthrax Vaccination Program and Its Consequences

    November 20, 2006
    Sponsored by the Center for Law, Ethics and National Security (LENS) and the Program in Public Law
    John ("Lou") Michels Jr., Partner with the Chicago office of McGuireWoods LLP, discusses his role in a case he successfully argued in 2004 against the mandatory anthrax vaccination of military personnel. Webcast

  • International Delegations and the U.S. Constitution

    Duke-Harvard Foreign Relations Law Workshop
    November 18, 2006

    Sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law (CICL) and the Program in Public Law

  • Blue Investing: Launching a Mutual Fund with a Social and Political Conscience
    Blue Investing: Launching a Mutual Fund with a Social and Political Conscience

    Practical Politics and the Law Speaker Series
    November 13, 2006

    Sponsored by the Duke Law Democrats and the Program in Public Law
    Blue Investment Management Founder and CEO Daniel Adamson discusses launching the first socially and politically conscious mutual fund, and the need for politically responsible investing.

  • Federalism in the Overlapping Territory

    Conference
    November 10-11, 2006

  • The Program in Public Law presents Peter Galbraith promo image
    The Program in Public Law presents Peter Galbraith

    An Address and Author Book Signing
    October 18, 2006

    Sponsored by CICL, the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, and the Program in Public Law
    Peter Galbraith discusses his book The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End. Webcast

  • The Roberts Court: Sophomore Year promo image
    The Roberts Court: Sophomore Year

    Practical Politics and the Law Speaker Series
    October 2, 2006

    Sponsored by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy and the Program in Public Law
    Kenneth Starr '73, Dean of Pepperdine Law School, former Solicitor General and Whitewater independent prosecutor, speaks on his experiences at the intersection of law and politics. Webcast

  • Constitution Day: The Constitution and the War on Terror
    Constitution Day: The Constitution and the War on Terror

    A Panel Discussion
    September 18, 2006

    Professors Schroeder, Silliman, and Powell lead a Constitution Day panel commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Webcast

  • Reexamining the Balance of Power Through Guantanamo Bay: A Discussion of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

    A Panel Discussion
    September 7, 2006

    Sponsored by the Duke Law chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Program in Public Law
    Professors Silliman, Chemerinsky, and Morris discuss the Supreme Court's recent decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the President's response. Webcast

  • Supreme Court Preview: What to Anticipate in the Upcoming Term promo image
    Supreme Court Preview: What to Anticipate in the Upcoming Term

    A Panel Discussion
    August 28, 2006

    Duke Law Professors Chris Schroeder, Neil Siegel, Robert Mosteller, and Erwin Chemerinsky preview the upcoming Supreme Court term. Webcast

  • Presidential Signing Statements: What Is the Problem with Them? promo image
    Presidential Signing Statements: What Is the Problem with Them?

    A Panel Discussion
    August 21, 2006

    Panelists discuss presidential signing statements and the controversy that has surrounded their use in recent times. Webcast