- Judicial clerkships at Duke LawClerkship | judicial clerkship | U.S. Supreme Court
July 01, 2014 - Students and faculty discuss the importance of judicial clerkships to developing lawyers, and the advantages Duke Law students have in landing prestigious placements.
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- Jennifer Jenkins discusses the ambiguous battle over the Public DomainCreative Commons (Organization) | Jennifer Jenkins | CSPD | Public Domain Day | Open Access | Copyright | Faculty Scholarship | Center for the Study of the Public Domain
June 16, 2014 - Public Domain Day, which falls on January 1st, is intended to be a celebration of copyright expiration, a day when notable works enter the public domain. In 2014, Public Domain Day in Canada saw the writings of Robert Frost, W.E.B. Du Bois, C.S. Lewis, Sylvia Plath, and Aldous Huxley became public works, free for anyone to use and build upon. However, because of copyright extensions passed by the U.S. Congress, no published works entered the U.S. public domain in 2014, and nothing will until 2019. In this video, Jennifer Jenkins, Director of Duke Law's Center for the Study of the Public Domain, discusses her paper "In Ambiguous Battle: The Promise (And Pathos) of Public Domain Day, 2014." Jenkins offers an analysis of the issues surrounding existing copyright laws and discusses ongoing efforts to bolster open access to information. Related paper: Jennifer Jenkins, In Ambiguous Battle: The Promise (And Pathos) Of Public Domain Day, 2014, 12 Duke Law & Technology Review 1-24 (2013). Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/dltr/vol12/iss1/1/
- Duke Law Graduation 2014 | Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodsonhooding ceremony | Graduation
May 10, 2014 - Retired Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson of the North Carolina Supreme Court offered remarks on behalf of the first jurists to receive Duke Law School's Master's of Judicial Studies. The judges benefited from a unique and rigorous educational experience, she said, learning both from leading scholars and from one another. "My classmates and I are grateful to Dean Levi and the team he has assembled for conceiving the [Master's of] Judicial Studies, flawlessly executing the plan, and committing so fully to its success," said Timmons-Goodson. "Duke Law's leadership, vision, and commitment to the judiciary are unparalleled. Although the only such program in the nation, the administration, faculty, and staff displayed at all times a quiet confidence in the compelling mission to strengthen the rule of law." See more at: http://law.duke.edu/news/gao-86-2014-graduates-preserve-optimism-and-ide... Recorded on May 10, 2014.
- Duke Law Graduation 2014 | Ruben HenriquezGraduation | hooding ceremony
May 10, 2014 - JD speaker Ruben Henriquez focused his remarks on the close and collegial student culture he found at Duke Law. "That will be what I'm most fortunate to take away from Duke Law, the fact that we got the chance to experience the last three years of life, in all its ups and downs, with each other," he said. "At Duke Law our classmates are our friends, not just our colleagues. ... Sharing the last three years with each other made them that much more special." See more at: http://law.duke.edu/news/gao-86-2014-graduates-preserve-optimism-and-ide...
- Duke Law Graduation 2014 | Andrew WaltonGraduation | hooding ceremony
May 10, 2014 - Speaking on behalf of graduates of the LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship program, Andrew Walton listed ways in which their year at Duke Law added value to their law degrees -- and some MBAs -- beyond the skills they learned in class and through practicum placements. In addition to fortitude and the integrity to succeed "with excellence, greatness, and honor," he said they got lessons in the self-motivation and drive that characteristically propel entrepreneurs. "In my first week at Duke University, a mentor of mine, Professor Erika Buell said, 'Treat this program like your own entrepreneurial experience, and then treat your life in the same way.' We have learned to invest in ourselves ... to be successful." See more at: http://law.duke.edu/news/gao-86-2014-graduates-preserve-optimism-and-ide...
- Duke Law Graduation 2014 | Tolga OzekGraduation | hooding ceremony
May 10, 2014 - Tolga Ozek, a lawyer from Turkey, asked his LLM classmates and the other graduates to think about how distinguished lawyers throughout history -- like Jefferson, Gandhi, and Mandela -- have used their knowledge of law to solve societal problems. "At Duke Law, I have once again found a reason to affirm that I don't believe in races or ethnic separations or any other similar barriers among humans," he said. "I believe the only difference that makes us distinguishable is our good will and conscience to develop our systems of law and ease the life of our peoples. I truly believe in that now more than ever, after having spent almost a year with distinguished lawyers, prosecutors, and friends from 38 different countries together, in a country where we have enjoyed freedom of speech and the rule of law at its very best." Recorded on May 10, 2014 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. See more at: http://law.duke.edu/news/gao-86-2014-graduates-preserve-optimism-and-ide...
- Karen J. Alter | The New Terrain of International LawCICL | Lectures | Laurence R. Helfer | Karen J. Alter | Human Rights | International Law
April 15, 2014 - Karen J. Alter, Professor of Political Science and Law at Northwestern University, delivers a lecture sponsored by Duke's Center for International & Comparative Law. The talk addresses topics from her newly released book, "The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights." Recorded on April 15, 2014 Appearing: Laurence R. Helfer (Duke Law), host/introductions ; Karen J. Alter (Northwestern University), speaker.
- Rawn James, Jr. | The Double V: How Wars, Protest, & Harry Truman Desegregated America's MilitaryBlack Law Students Association | J. Michael Goodson Law Library | Sara Sun Beale | Rawn James | Lectures | Law & History Society | Vederans Disability Assistance Project
April 15, 2014 - Rawn James, Jr. '01 discusses his most recent book, "The Double V." James, an attorney in Washington, D.C., explores the history of the struggle for equality in the military and how this struggle gave rise to and supported the fight for equality in civilian society. This was a National Library Week event recognizing a law school alum and author, and was co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the Law & History Society, and the Veterans Disability Assistance Project.
- Amateurism in College Athletics: Is this the End?NCAA reform | James E. Coleman Jr. | Panels | Robin Harris | Gabriel Feldman | Sports and Entertainment Law | College sports | NCAA | Paul H. Haagen | Jay Bilas
April 12, 2014 - A panel discussion featuring Jay S. Bilas T'86, L'92, ESPN College Basketball Analyst and Of Counsel, Moore & Van Allen; Gabriel Feldman T'95, L'99, Associate Professor of Law, Director of Tulane Sports Law Program, and Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance, Tulane University; Paul H. Haagen, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy, Duke University; and Robin (Green) Harris T'87, L'93, Executive Director, The Ivy League. Moderated by James E. Coleman, Jr., Faculty Chair of the Duke University Athletic Council and John S. Bradway Professor of the Practice of Law. Recorded on April 12, 2014.
- Jeremy Heimans | Unlocking People Power: Human Rights and Movement-Building in the 21st CenturyHuman Rights | CICL | International Human Rights Clinic | Lectures
April 07, 2014 - Jeremy Heimans, co-founder of Purpose and All Out, gives a talk titled "Unlocking People Power: Human Rights and Movement-Building in the 21st Century." This lecture was co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International & Comparative Law. Recorded on April 7, 2014.
- Nowhere but Chancery: Shareholders Franchise and Private OrderingDelaware | Court of Chancery | James D. Cox | Business Law Society | Corporations | Corporation law
April 07, 2014 - Leading practitioners and former Delaware jurists examine the evolution, prevalence and development of forum selection and arbitration bylaws following the Court of Chancery's recent "Boilermakers" decision. Moderated by Professor James D. Cox, the panel is comprised of Myron Steele, a partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon and the former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, William B. Chandler, a partner at Wilson Sonsini Rosati & Goodrich and the former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Stephen Lamb, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and the former Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Joseph Slights, a partner at Morris James and a former judge of the Delaware Superior Court, and James L. Gale, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases on the North Carolina Business Court. Sponsored by the Duke Business Law Society.
- DELPF Symposium 2014 | Nathalie Cely Suárez, International PerspectiveDELPF Symposium | Lectures | Environmental Justice | Environmental Law
April 04, 2014 - Lecture and discussion by the Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States on environmental justice and work that Ecuador is doing to protect the environment. International Perspective: Nathalie Cely Suárez, Ambassador of Ecuador to the US (11:00 AM) Recorded on April 4, 2014 Conference title: Environmental Justice Symposium: Reflecting on 20 Years of Domestic and International Law & Policy
- DELPF Symposium 2014 | Charles Lee, Evolving Visions of Environmental JusticeDELPF Symposium | Lectures | Environmental Justice | Environmental Law (Field Of Study)
April 04, 2014 - Keynote address on environmental justice movement and the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts and activities towards environmental justice. Keynote: Charles Lee (1:20 PM) Evolving Visions of Environmental Justice: An EJ Pioneer's Reflection on EO 12,898 after 20 Years Recorded on April 4, 2014 Charles Lee is the Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He is one of the first leaders of the national environmental justice movement, the author of Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States, and one of the authors of EJ 2014. Conference title: Environmental Justice Symposium: Reflecting on 20 Years of Domestic and International Law & Policy
- DELPF Symposium 2014 | Environmental Justice in PracticeDELPF Symposium | Panels
April 04, 2014 - Panel presentations and discussion by a group of experts on their environmental justice work. Panel II: Environmental Justice in Practice (2:00 PM) Dr. Beverly Wright -- Exec. Director, Deep South Ctr. For Environ Justice, Dillard University;
Danielle Purifoy -- PhD Student, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University;
Annette Hiatt -- Senior Staff Attorney, Land Loss Prevention Project Recorded on April 4, 2014. Conference title: Environmental Justice Symposium: Reflecting on 20 Years of Domestic and International Law & Policy
- DELPF Symposium 2014 | 20 Years of Regulation and Policy under EO 12,898Panels | DELPF Symposium
April 04, 2014 - Panel presentations and discussion on Executive Order 12,898--Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations Recorded on April 4, 2014. Introduction (02:30)
Danielle Purifoy (Nicholas School of the Environment) Panel I: 20 Years of Regulation and Policy under EO 12,898 (13:01)
Laura McKelvey -- Group Leader of Community and Tribal Programs, EPA;
Charles Lee -- Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator of Environmental Justice, EPA;
Amy Simes -- Liaison for Transportation at N.C. Dept. of Environ & Natural Resources Conference title: Environmental Justice Symposium: Reflecting on 20 Years of Domestic and International Law & Policy
- Death Row Racism: The Racial Justice Act Before the N.C. Supreme CourtNeil Vidmar | James E. Coleman | death penalty | Racial Justice Act
April 03, 2014 - The North Carolina Racial Justice Act (RJA) permitted inmates to challenge their death sentences by establishing race as a significant factor in their trial. The RJA was repealed in June 2013. In State v. Robinson, the first winning decision under the RJA, Marcus Robinson's death sentence was lowered to life imprisonment after Robinson proved racism in his trial 18 years prior. His case will be heard by the North Carolina Supreme Court on April 14. Jay Ferguson of Thomas, Ferguson & Mullins, LLP, counsel in Robinson, will discuss the case as it heads to the Supreme Court. Shelagh Kenney from the Center for Death Penalty Litigation will discuss racism in sentencing and the RJA. Professors Neil Vidmar and Jim Coleman will also join the panel; both are experts in this field and have worked extensively on Robinson. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society.
- Frey Lecture 2014 | David Nimmer, Infringement 2.0Copyright | David Nimmer | Frey Lecture | James Boyle | Lectures
March 27, 2014 - Copyright expert and scholar David Nimmer discussed current developments in U.S. copyright law and how they push us in unanticipated directions when he delivered the annual Meredith and Kip Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property. Among other matters, he explored the potential for recent Supreme Court decisions to upset a large body of jurisprudence, and whether "The Cloud" might push the law in the opposite direction. Nimmer, of counsel to Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles, also serves as Professor from Practice at University of California, Los Angeles Law School and Distinguished Scholar at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. He is the author of the foundational reference treatise, "Nimmer on Copyright." Recorded on March 27, 2014. Appearing: James Boyle (Duke Law School), introduction ; David Nimmer, speaker.
- Hobby Lobby, Healthcare, and Religious ExpressionPanels | Barak Richman | Neil S. Siegel | Ernest A. Young | Katharine T. Bartlett | Program in Public Law | Darrell A. H. Miller
March 19, 2014 - As the U.S. Supreme Court prepared for arguments on whether for-profit corporations and their owners may claim religious freedom exceptions from provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Duke Law professors Darrell Miller, Barak Richman, Neil Siegel, Ernie Young, and Kate Bartlett participated in a lunchtime panel discussion on the implications for constitutional law and public policy. The cases raise important questions about constitutional law, healthcare policy, the corporate form, statutory construction, and the ability of Congress to protect constitutional norms. Sponsored by Duke Law's Program in Public Law.
- The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Discipline and Discrimination in Public SchoolsPanels | Marcia H. Morey | Jane R. Wettach | Jason Langberg | school-to-prison
March 05, 2014 - A panel discussion on the ramifications of widespread in-school disciplinary measures that push at-risk youth out of the educational system and into the criminal justice system. Panelists: Hon. Marcia Morey, Chief District Court Judge of the 14th Judicial District (Durham County); Jason Langberg, Supervising Attorney for Legal Aid NC's Advocates for Children's Services Program; and Professor Jane Wettach of Duke Law, director of the Children's Law Clinic. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society.
- LENS Conference 2014: LAWshaping in National Security | Daniel W. SutherlandLENS Conference | Daniel W. Sutherland | David F. Levi | Charles J. Dunlap Jr. | Lectures
March 03, 2014 - Dean David F. Levi and LENS Director Charles Dunlap introduce the 2014 LENS conference and the first speaker, Daniel W. Sutherland. Sutherland, an associate general counsel in U.S.Department of Homeland Security, discusses the complex relationship between emerging technology and national security law. Speaker: Mr. Daniel W. Sutherland, Associate General Counsel, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of the General Counsel, U.S.Department of Homeland Security Lecture title: Technology, Cyberspace and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities Recorded as part of the 2014 LENS Conference: LAWshaping in National Security: The Past, the Progress, and the Path Ahead.
- LENS Conference 2014: LAWshaping in National Security | Maj. Gen. Steven Lepper, USAF (Ret.)Charles J Dunlap Jr | Steven J. Lepper | Lectures
March 01, 2014 - Maj. Gen. Steven Lepper, USAF (Ret.), former Deputy Judge Advocate General, remarks on professional responsibility for lawyers practicing national security law at a time when new technology and modes of warfare are engendering major ethical questions. Followed by conference closing remarks by LENS Executive Director Maj. Gen. Charlie Dunlap, USAF (Ret.). Speaker: Maj. Gen. Steven Lepper, USAF (Ret.), former Deputy Judge Advocate General, United States Air Force Closing remarks: Maj. Gen. Charlie Dunlap, USAF (Ret.), LENS Executive Director Lecture title: Contemporary Ethical Issues of National Security Law Recorded as part of the 2014 LENS Conference: LAWshaping in National Security: The Past, the Progress, and the Path Ahead.
- LENS Conference 2014: LAWshaping in National Security | Presidential Power & National SecurityChristopher H. Schroeder | H. Jefferson Powell | LENS Conference | Margaret H. Lemos | Neil Kinkopf | Panels
March 01, 2014 - Panelists with extensive expertise in the legal academy and the executive branch discuss the intersection of executive power and national security law. Moderator: Prof. Maggie Lemos, Duke Law School
Prof. Christopher Schroeder, Duke Law School
Prof. H. Jefferson Powell, Duke Law School
Prof. Neil Kinkopf, Georgia State University College of Law Panel title: Presidential Power & National Security Recorded as part of the 2014 LENS Conference: LAWshaping in National Security: The Past, the Progress, and the Path Ahead.
- LENS Conference 2014: LAWshaping in National Security | Phillip CarterLENS Conference | Phil Carter | Lectures
March 01, 2014 - Phillip Carter, Center for a New American Security, discusses "Contemporary Civil-Military Relations: A Lawyer's Perspective," with a subsequent question and answer period. Lecture title: Contemporary Civil-Military Relations: A Lawyer's Perspective Recorded as part of the 2014 LENS Conference: LAWshaping in National Security: The Past, the Progress, and the Path Ahead.
- LENS Conference 2014: LAWShaping in National Security | Capt. Lindsay L. Rodman & James R. SilkenetLENS Conference | Lindsay L. Rodman | James R. Silkenat | Lectures
February 28, 2014 - Addressing Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces: The Path Ahead
Speaker: Capt. Lindsay L. Rodman, USMC, Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of the Legal Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (45:41) Conference Capstone Lecture: The Legal Profession and National Security Law
Speaker: Mr. James R. Silkenat, President, American Bar Association Comments on efforts by the United States armed forces to address sexual assaults in the military. Followed by remarks by the president of the American Bar Association on practice of national security law. Recorded as part of the 2014 LENS Conference: LAWshaping in National Security: The Past, the Progress, and the Path Ahead.
- LENS Conference 2014: LAWshaping in National Security | Drones, Cyber, & MoreLENS Conference | Andrea J. Prasow | William C. Banks | Sean Watts | Geoffrey S. Corn | Panels
February 28, 2014 - A panel of experts discuss how humanitarian law and the law of war is impacted by the increased use of drone warfare, cyber attack, and other newly emergent weapons. Moderator: Prof. William Banks, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University Law School
Prof. Geoffrey Corn, South Texas College of Law
Ms. Andrea Prasow, Human Rights Watch
Prof. Sean Watts, Creighton University School of Law Panel title: Drones, Cyber, and More: International Humanitarian Law and the Path Ahead. Recorded as part of the 2014 LENS Conference: LAWshaping in National Security: The Past, the Progress, and the Path Ahead.
- LENS Conference 2014: LAWshaping in National Security | Hon. Robert S. Litt, Keynote SpeechLENS Conference | Robert S. Litt | Lectures
February 28, 2014 - Robert S. Litt, general counsel in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, discusses the new digital information landscape, and legal issues arising from the possibility for surveillance and data collection on a scale never seen before. Speaker: Hon. Robert S. Litt, General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence Recorded as part of the 2014 LENS Conference: LAWshaping in National Security: The Past, the Progress, and the Path Ahead.
- LENS Conference 2014: LAWshaping in National Security | Federal Courts & National SecurityLENS Conference | Andre Maurice Davis | David B. Sentelle | Reggie B. Walton | Scott L. Silliman | Panels
February 28, 2014 - The federal judiciary plays an important role in shaping and answering emerging questions about national security law. This panel, moderated by LENS Director Emeritus Scott Silliman, a deputy chief judge in the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review, features three federal judges discussing the difficult national security issues heard in courts like theirs. Moderator: Hon. Scott L. Silliman, Deputy Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Military Commission Review, and Professor of the Practice of Law, Duke Law School
Hon. Andre M. Davis, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Hon. David B. Sentelle, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Hon. Reggie B. Walton, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; and Presiding Judge of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Panel title: Federal Courts and National Security: A View from the Judiciary
- Currie Lecture 2014 | Samuel Issacharoff, Ballot Bedlamvoter rights | Lectures | voter id | Currie Lecture | election law | Samuel Issacharoff | ballot access
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 AddressDJCLPP Symposium | Campaign Finance Reform In The United States | campaign finance reform | Symposium (Type Of Conference) | Lawrence Lessig | election reform | campaign finance
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 GeneralDavid F. Levi | Lives in the Law
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.