- Currie Lecture 2014 | Samuel Issacharoff, Ballot BedlamCurrie Lecture | Samuel Issacharoff | Lectures | election law | ballot access | voter id | voter rights
February 19, 2014 - North Carolina's ongoing battles over ballot access are a window into the current malaise that plagues America's electoral system. Amid the debates about vote fraud and vote suppression, about race and politics, about abuse and integrity, lie deeper questions about how the U.S. has structured its democracy. Recent Supreme Court decisions provide new clues to the complicated interrelation between law, the Constitution, race and politics. Samuel Issacharoff, the Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law, addressed the intersection of these fraught areas of American law and politics during Duke Law's annual Currie Lecture. His wide-ranging research deals with issues in civil procedure, law and economics, constitutional law (particularly with regard to voting rights and electoral systems), and employment law.
- DJCLPP Symposium: The Future of Campaign Finance Reform | Lawrence Lessig, Keynote AddressLawrence Lessig | DJCLPP Symposium | campaign finance | election reform | campaign finance reform | Campaign Finance Reform In The United States | Symposium (Type Of Conference)
February 07, 2014 - Professor Lawrence Lessig from Harvard Law School outlines campaign financing in U.S. elections, and discusses the need for a new system.
- Dysfunction in DC: Myth and RealityProgram in Public Law
February 04, 2014 - The federal government is dysfunctional. "Standing on principle" is richly rewarded, while "compromise" has become a dirty word. Congress is viewed as incapable of resolving major issues while it lurches from crisis to crisis. Fixing these fundamental problems is made all more difficult when the popular diagnoses of their causes and the proposed cures are wrong. This interactive discussion, featuring former U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman, and Professors Jeffrey Peck and Christopher Schroeder, dispels the myths and sheds light on the realities of governing in the current social, political and economic climate. (Please note that certain portions of the audio are compromised due to an equipment malfunction.)
- Lives in the Law | Larry Thompson, Executive VP of PepsiCo, Former Deputy Attorney GeneralLives in the Law | David F. Levi
January 13, 2014 - Dean David F. Levi interviews Larry Thompson, executive vice president, Government Affairs, general counsel, and corporate secretary of PepsiCo. Thompson discusses a career spanning the highest levels of public service and private sector work. As deputy attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice he lead the Security Coordination and Corporate Fraud task forces; he focused on antitrust and litigation as a partner at King & Spalding; and he served as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Thompson has also been a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution and was the John A. Sibley Professor in Corporate and Business Law at the University of Georgia School of Law.