2011-2012 Archive

  • Trayvon Martin & the Legal Questions Surrounding His Death flier
    Trayvon Martin & the Legal Questions Surrounding His Death

    April 5, 2012
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    The death of Trayvon Martin has sparked a national debate. Join Professors Coleman, Hu, Buell, and Beale in a panel discussion of the legal questions surrounding his death. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Program in Public Law.

  • Who Makes Your iPhone flier
    Who Makes Your iPhone? China Migration, Labor, and Human Rights

    April 4, 2012
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Do you ever wonder who builds your iPhone? The New York Times and other news media have focused their attention recently on manufacturing trends in China and the globalization of U.S. companies such as Apple. The Program in Public Law hosts an exciting panel discussion on the complex geopolitical, labor, and human rights issues surrounding China’s economic revolution.

  • The Grant in Fisher v. Texas: What Does It Portend? poster
    The Grant in Fisher v. Texas: What Does It Portend?

    April 3, 2012
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Professors Neil Siegel, Guy Charles, Trina Jones, and Darrell Miller discuss Fisher v. University of Texas, the affirmative action admissions case in which the U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari.

  • China Environmental Policy and Climate Change in the 21st Century poster
    China Environmental Policy and Climate Change in the 21st Century

    March 29, 2012
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    The Program in Public Law and the Center for Comparative and International Law present a panel discussion on China environmental policy. Professor Paul Haagen moderates. Berkeley Professor Alex Wang joins Duke Law Professors Donald Clarke, Jonathan Ocko, and Jonathan Wiener for this engaging talk.

  • The Constitutionality of SB 1070 promotional poster
    The Supreme Court & Arizona's "Racial Profiling" Law: The Constitutionality of SB 1070

    March 22, 2012
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3043
    Duke Law School

    The Program in Public Law, Kenan Institute for Ethics, American Constitution Society (Washington, DC), and Duke Law ACLU present an exciting panel discussion on the Supreme Court's recent decision to hear arguments in Arizona v. United States.

  • Debate on the Contitutionality of the Filibuster promo image
    A Debate on the Constitutionality of the Filibuster

    March 19, 2012
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Professors Josh Chafetz (Cornell) and Michael Gerhardt (UNC-CH) discuss whether the Constitution permits supermajority rule in a house of Congress, what effect the filibuster has on the constitutional separation of powers, and what (if anything) can or should be done to alter or abolish the filibuster.

  • 2012 We the People State Competition: The Citizen and the Constitution

    March 9, 2012
    8:00 AM-4:00 PM
    Duke Law School

    Sponsored by the Program in Public Law and the North Carolina Bar Association
    The primary goal of this instructional program is to promote civic competence and responsibility in elementary, middle, and high school students.

  • The Court and the Affordable Care Act promo image
    The Court and the Affordable Care Act

    February 27, 2012
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Duke Law Professors Neil Siegel, Maggie Lemos, Barak Richman, and Stephen Sachs discuss the Constitutional challenges to the health care law, the issues/arguments involved in these challenges, and thoughts about what the Court should do, will do, and how much it matters (i.e., which health care system problems will persist, whatever the Court decides).

  • Fighting Corruption at Home and Abroad: The DOJ Perspective

    February 1, 2012
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, shares the DOJ perspective on American anticorruption efforts.

  • A New Trial for a Death Row Inmate promo image
    A New Trial for a Death Row Inmate

    January 25, 2012
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Chris Christie (L '85) discusses not only the travails of representing death row inmate Victor Stephens in a hostile forum, but also all lawyers’ calling and duty to handle pro bono work.

  • A Principled Life: An Unconventional Path to Judging promo image
    A Principled Life: An Unconventional Path to Judging

    November 10, 2011
    12:30-1:20 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    The Honorable Nancy Gertner, recently retired U.S. District Judge and current Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, discusses unconventional paths to success, focusing on her path to a federal judgeship, which involved advocacy about principles, causes, people and issues.

  • The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits promo image
    The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits

    November 2, 2011
    12:30-1:20 PM
    Room 3037
    Duke Law School

    Co-sponsored by the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy and the Federalist Society
    Kent Greenfield, Professor of Law at Boston College, presents his upcoming DJCLPP article on the different approaches to consent in constitutional law and discusses his new book, The Myth of Choice.

  • Supreme Court Preview promo image
    Supreme Court Preview

    October 3, 2011
    12:30-1:20 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    The Program in Public Law presents its annual Supreme Court Preview. Duke Law professors Neil Siegel, Curt Bradley, Stephen Sachs, and student Emily May ('13) discuss some of the most important Supreme Court cases of the upcoming term. Webcast

  • Becoming a Federal Judge (Not a Justice): The Difficulties with the Confirmation Process for Lower Court Judges promo image
    Becoming a Federal Judge (Not a Justice): The Difficulties with the Confirmation Process for Lower Court Judges

    September 22, 2011
    12:30-1:20 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    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.

  • Constitutional Challenges to the Affordable Care Act: Ideas from the Academy promo image
    Constitutional Challenges to the Affordable Care Act: Ideas from the Academy

    September 16, 2011
    9:00 AM-4:15 PM
    Room 3043
    Duke Law School

    Distinguished scholars from across the country address the controversy surrounding the Affordable Care Act in this all-day symposium.

  • Ten Years After 9/11: The Legal Landscape of the "War on Terror"

    September 14, 2011
    12:30-1:20 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Professors Curtis Bradley, Mary Dudziak, Charles Dunlap, and Neil Siegel consider how the law governing the "war on terrorism" has evolved during the ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Webcast

  • Supreme Court Review - Criminal promo image
    Supreme Court Review - Criminal

    August 29, 2011
    12:30-1:20 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Duke Law professors Neil Siegel, Sara Beale, Sam Buell, Jim Coleman and Lisa Griffin review the most significant decisions of the past term of the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing on criminal cases. Webcast

  • Supreme Court Review - Civil promo image
    Supreme Court Review - Civil

    August 23, 2011
    12:30-1:20 PM
    Room 3041
    Duke Law School

    Duke Law Professors Neil Siegel, Stuart Benjamin, Joseph Blocher, Marin Levy, and Ernest Young discuss the most significant decisions of the past term of the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing on civil cases. Webcast