Meet the JD class of 2021
First-year students talk about the diverse paths that led them to Duke Law School.
Read about the Law School’s 15th dean, an innovative scholar and teacher and a decisive leader who listens, in Duke Law Magazine.
Duke Law welcomes LLM class of 2019
Students from 35 countries will learn about the U.S. legal system and specialized areas of law.
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.
- Coleman examines discrimination in jury selection in North Carolina The Champion
- Video: Eyewitness Evidence in the Courts Duke Law YouTube
- Garrett-authored amicus brief highlights need for improved judicial scrutiny of forensic expertise, evidence
- Recommended: Garrett's "End of Its Rope" database tracking decline in death sentences Data Is Plural
- Garrett co-authors classroom guide to law, politics, societal debate around capital punishment