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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recaps the Supreme Court term in conversation with Prof. Neil Siegel

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg summarized key cases from the 2015-16 term, discussed her legal career, and paid tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia during an Aug. 4 event for students in the Law School’s D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy and Duke University alumni.

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Duke Law sticker held over Washington MonumentDuke in D.C. gives students who are interested in public policy, public service, and careers in the public sector an opportunity to study federal policymaking firsthand, under the direction of Duke Law faculty and practitioners. The program has three components: a semester-long externship placement in a congressional or policymaking office; a weekly course taught by Duke Law faculty; and a substantial research project. Through this integrated approach, students deepen their analytical skills, become creative and constructive decision-makers, and learn to work collaboratively and across disciplines.

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  • David W. Ichel Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Program in Public Law, and Director of the DC Summer Institute on Law and Policy

    Siegel’s scholarship addresses a variety of areas of constitutional law and, in doing so, considers ways in which a methodologically pluralist approach can accommodate changes in society and the needs of American governance while remaining disciplined and bound by the rule of law.