2008-2009 Archive

  • National Security under a New Administration

    LENS Conference
    April 16-17, 2009

    Conference featuring Congressman David Price; ´╗┐Dr. Hussein Hassouna, Ambassador, League of Arab States; and former Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security, Stewart A. Baker.

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    Supreme Court Moot

    Northwest Austin Municipal District
    Number One v. Holder

    April 9, 2009

    Gregory S. Coleman, attorney for appellant, moots this case before a panel of Duke Law faculty. He argues the actual case before the Supreme Court on April 29, 2009.

  • A Life in the Law: Judge Richard J. Leon promo image
    A Life in the Law: Judge Richard J. Leon

    March 30, 2009
    The Honorable Richard J. Leon
    United States District Court for the District of Columbia

  • Have We Nationalized Our Banks?

    March 25, 2009
    Experts from the top levels of banking and academia examine the implications of nationalizing financial institutions on the banking industry, consumers, the role of regulators, and free enterprise. Webcast

  • The Future of Federal Faith-Based Initiatives promo image
    The Future of Federal Faith-Based Initiatives

    March 23, 2009
    Missouri Law School Professor Carl Esbeck and Chris Anders, ACLU senior legislative counsel, discuss the history and constitutionality of the federal faith-based initiative office, as well as the various particular issues raised by the implementation of its programs. Webcast

  • The Exxon Valdez Case and the Future of Punitive Damages promo image
    The Exxon Valdez Case and the Future of Punitive Damages

    February 23, 2009
    Professor Jeffrey Fisher, associate professor at Stanford Law School and co-director of its Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, talks about his work on Exxon v. Baker, a case that grew out of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent opinion for punitive damages law. Webcast

  • Measuring Judges and Justice

    Duke Law Journal Conference
    February 6, 2009

    This judicial conference brings together judges and those who study judicial decisionmaking to discuss challenges in the field. Webcast (lunch panel only)

  • A Life in the Law: Justice Antonin Scalia

    January 29, 2009
    Supreme Court Associate Justice shares the experiences that led him to the Supreme Court and insight into his judicial philosophy.

  • Prosecuting Public Corruption Cases: A Prosecutor's Perspective promo image
    Prosecuting Public Corruption Cases: A Prosecutor's Perspective

    December 3, 2008
    Nicholas Marsh (’98), Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, discusses the considerations relevant to initiating a public corruption investigation, the different statutory and prosecutive approaches available to federal prosecutors, and some of the unique challenges that public corruption prosecutions present.

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    U.S. Supreme Court Moot Court with Robert Peck

    December 1, 2008
    Preparing to appear before the Supreme Court on behalf of the respondent in Philip Morris v. Williamson December 3rd, Robert Peck of the Center for Constitutional Litigation argues the case in a moot court at Duke Law.

  • The Bush Administration and International Law promo image
    The Bush Administration and International Law

    Lessons Learned Series
    November 19, 2008

    Professor Curtis Bradley counters popular view that administration ignored international law. Webcast

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    Supreme Court Update

    November 17, 2008
    Duke Law Professors Christopher Schroeder, Ernest Young, Katharine Bartlett, and Lisa Griffin discuss significant cases before the Supreme Court in the areas of preemption, discrimination, environmental law, constitutional law, and criminal law. Webcast

  • The Bush Administration and Executive Power promo image
    The Bush Administration and Executive Power

    Lessons Learned Series
    November 12, 2008

    Neil Kinkopf, Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law, examines the Bush administration and executive power through a question posed by Niccolo Machiavelli in The Prince: Is it better to be loved or feared? Webcast

  • The Bush Administration and Voting Rights promo image
    The Bush Administration and Voting Rights

    Lessons Learned Series
    October 31, 2008

    Voting rights expert Pamela Karlan says administration focused on fraud, not franchisement. Webcast

  • Michael Scharf portrait
    Michael Scharf '88 discusses trial of Saddam Hussein

    High Crimes, High Drama: An Insider's Account of
    the Saddam Hussein Trial

    October 28, 2008

    Nobel Peace Prize nominee Michael Scharf offers an inside look at the trial of Saddam Hussein and the prosecution of major war criminals. Webcast

  • The Bush Administration and Science promo image
    The Bush Administration and Science

    "Political" Science: Regulatory Science
    after the Bush Administration

    Lessons Learned Series
    October 7, 2008

    Expert in regulatory policy, Sidney Shapiro, argues
    that the Bush administration took an overly political
    approach to science. Webcast

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    Supreme Court Review provides insight into recent decisions

    September 17, 2008
    Duke Law faculty discuss cases pertaining to detainees, voting rights, and international law. Webcast

  •  David Strauss
    The Bush Administration and the Supreme Court

    The Bush Administration and the Supreme Court:
    The Death – Yes, the Death – of Political Conservatism

    Lessons Learned Series
    September 10, 2008

    Professor David Strauss kicks off Program in Public Law lecture series on "Lessons Learned" from the Bush administration. Webcast

  • Lessons Learned: Examining the Legacy of the Bush Administration

    Sept. 10; Oct. 7, 22, 31; Nov. 12 & 19, 2008: How has the Bush Administration influenced the United States' public, legal, and constitutional policy and what can be learned going forward?