2009-2010 Archive

  • National Security Challenges and the Obama Administration

    LENS Conference
    April 15-16, 2010

    Sponsored by Duke Law's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Center for International and Comparative Law, and Program in Public Law, with generous support from Duke University's Vice Provost for International Affairs and Development, and the Terry Sanford School of Public Policy

  • Detainees and National Security: A Judge's View promo image
    Detainees and National Security: A Judge's View

    April 8, 2010
    12:15 - 1:15 PM
    Room 3037
    Duke Law School

    Sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Program in Public Law
    Judge Richard Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia discusses his experience deciding terrorism-related detainee cases, including Boumediene v. Bush.

  • The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution promo image
    The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution

    Lecture and book signing
    with author Barry Friedman

    March 29, 2010
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Book signing immediately following the lecture
    Third floor loggia
    Webcast

  • Covering the Court: A Conversation with Adam Liptak and Neil Lewis promo image
    Covering the Court: A Conversation with Adam Liptak and Neil Lewis

    March 25, 2010
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, and Neil Lewis, former correspondent for The New York Times and Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School, discuss the responsibilities and challenges of covering the Court. Webcast

  • CLS v. Martinez and the Freedom of Association promo image
    CLS v. Martinez and the Freedom of Association

    March 19, 2010
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Panelists discuss the upcoming Supreme Court case, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez.
    Read more about the case here in the SCOTUSblog case files.
    Webcast

  • Avoiding Marriage: Why Progressives Should Not Support Marriage for Same-Sex Couples promo image
    Avoiding Marriage: Why Progressives Should Not Support Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

    March 18, 2010
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Program in Public Law
    Professor Jeff Redding discusses recent developments in the debate about same-sex marriage in the U.S. In particular, Professor Redding addresses how the recent case filed in federal court in California affects this debate.

  • Drawing Lines: The Future of Redistricting in America promo image
    Drawing Lines: The Future of Redistricting in America

    Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy
    Conference
    February 26, 2010
    9:30 AM-4:30 PM
    Room 3037
    Duke Law School

    View detailed conference schedule

  • Diversity on the Federal Bench: A Debate promo image
    Diversity on the Federal Bench: A Debate

    February 22, 2010
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3037
    Duke Law School

    Sponsored by the Federalist Society, the American Constitution Society, and the Program in Public Law
    Adam Mortara, lecturer at the University of Chicago, and Duke Law professor Neil Siegel debate the value of having diversity in the federal judiciary. Webcast

  • Citizens (dis)United: A Discussion of the Recent Campaign Finance Decision promo image
    Citizens (dis)United: A Discussion of the Recent Campaign Finance Decision

    February 10, 2010
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Join Duke University Professors Michael Munger and Neil Siegel and UNC Professor Gene Nichol for a lively panel discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Webcast

  • The Bowden Inmates and the Rule of Law

    A panel discussion
    January 14, 2010
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041

    Sponsored by the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility and the Program in Public Law
    Panelists discuss the legal and political issues raised by the release or non-release of the "Bowden inmates" from NC prisons. Webcast

  • Supreme Court Moot promo image
    Supreme Court Moot

    Weyhrauch v. United States
    December 2, 2009
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3043
    Duke Law School

    (Attendance limited to Duke Law faculty, students, and staff only.)
    Please join Donald Ayer, Counsel of Record for Petitioner, and judge panelists Dean David F. Levi and Professors Sara Beale, Lisa Griffin, and Samuel Buell, as they moot upcoming Supreme Court case Weyhrauch v. U.S..

  • Supreme Court Moot promo image
    Supreme Court Moot

    United States v. Comstock
    November 18, 2009
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    (Attendance limited to Duke Law faculty, students, and staff only.)
    Join Dean David F. Levi and Duke Law Professors Don Ayer, Sara Beale, Neil Siegel, and Ernie Young as they moot the first case that the Roberts Court will decide concerning the scope of Congress's powers in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Supreme Court Moot promo image
    Supreme Court Moot

    October 21, 2009
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Room 3043
    Duke Law School

    The Program in Public Law sponsors a moot court for the upcoming Jones v. Harris case, in which the Supreme Court has been asked to clarify the standard for judging whether fees charged by mutual fund advisors are excessive under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.

  • Sotomayor Panel Discussion promo image
    Sotomayor Panel Discussion

    October 20, 2009
    12:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Panelists consider the personal and professional background of Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor in an attempt to imagine the sort of Justice that she is most likely to become both methodologically and ideologically. Webcast

  • The Role of the Supreme Court: Rhetoric v. Reality promo image
    The Role of the Supreme Court: Rhetoric v. Reality

    October 7, 2009
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Sponsored by the Program in Public Law,
    the American Constitution Society, and
    the Federalist Society

    Supreme Court litigator Donald Ayer and Duke Law professors Neil Siegel and Ernest Young debate the proper role of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Webcast

  • Supreme Court Preview promo image
    Supreme Court Preview

    October 6, 2009
    12:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Duke Law professors Neil Siegel, Samuel Buell, James Coleman, and Ernest Young discuss some of the most important Supreme Court cases of the upcoming term. Webcast

  • Supreme Court Moot promo image
    Supreme Court Moot

    September 30, 2009
    12:15 – 1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    The Program in Public Law sponsors a Supreme Court moot for the upcoming United States v. Stevens case, a First Amendment free speech clause case involving the sales of videotapes of pit bull dog fights.

  • The Legacy of Justice David H. Souter promo image
    The Legacy of Justice David H. Souter

    September 24, 2009
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Stuart Benjamin and Ernest Young of Duke Law School and Heather Gerken of Yale Law School, former co-clerks in Justice Souter's chambers, will reunite for a panel discussion to reflect on their time together with the Justice and offer thoughts on how history is likely to remember him. Webcast

  • Supreme Court Review promo image
    Supreme Court Review

    September 22, 2009
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Duke Law professors Neil Siegel, Stuart Benjamin, Guy-Uriel Charles, and Lisa Kern Griffin discuss some of the most important Supreme Court decisions from the October 2008 Term. Webcast