The Duke way
Public service is a core value of the legal profession and central to the Duke Law experience.
Duke Law faculty, staff, and alumni help students land prestigious positions with judges
Cyber, Security & Surveillance: Truth & Consequences
» Duke Law hosts annual conference on law, ethics, and national security, Feb. 24-25.
Center for Criminal Justice
Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility
The Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility is devoted to the promotion of justice in criminal cases and to teaching and training students, lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and the general public to identify, remedy, and prevent the wrongful conviction of innocent people.
The center pursues these goals through a series of coordinated academic, advocacy, and public activities: through courses offered to high school, college, and law students; professional seminars and conferences; published papers; extra-curricular programs; and public education. Duke Law School’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic and student-run Innocence Project represent the center’s chief teaching components.
- Community pro bono effort leads to commutations for low-level drug offenders
- Exonerated clinic client Dudley reflects on freedom and reconciliation during Duke Law Thanksgiving celebration News & Observer
- Wrongful Convictions Clinic client Smith released after 20 years Winston-Salem Journal
- Coleman on Kalvin Michael Smith release: "We’re going to keep at it until we exonerate him"
- Duke Law faculty engage in conversation, art exhibit, on race, justice, and empathy at Nasher Museum