Events

The Center on Law, Race and Politics presents lectures, scholarly roundtables, workshops and conferences to create opportunities for academics, students and the community to participate in the focus areas of CLRP.

  • The Future of Race & Genomics: Regression or Revolution
    November 30, 2015 • 12:00 PM • Love Auditorium, LSRC, B101 
    Presenter: Dorothy Roberts, JD. This lecture is part of the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and African & African American Studies Signature Course: Race, Genomics, and Society.
  • The Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America
    November 20-21, 2015 • All Day Event • Law School
    Scholars, teachers, practitioners, and activists discuss their unique perspectives on inequalities throughout different facets of modern America. The conference provides an opportunity for those who recognize the persistent impact of systematic racism to reflect on the past and present in order to better inform the future.
  • Culp Colloquium and Emerging Scholars
    May 21-23, 2015 • All Day Event • Law School 4044 & 4042 • (Invitation Only)

    The Culp Colloquium is named in honor of former Duke Law Professor Jerome McCristal Culp Jr. Professor Culp was recognized as a great mentor of junior faculty, in particular junior faculty of color, and the Colloquium is meant to advance that part of Professor Culp's legacy.
  • Continuing the conversation on policing and race at Feb. 14 Teach-In
    February 14, 2015 • 10:00 AM • Law School 3041

    Given the recent tragedies in Ferguson, Cleveland, and New York City, issues of policing and race are in the news. The purpose of this event will be to foster a dialogue between Duke Law School, its students, and the Duke community on issues of police practice, police misconduct, civil rights, and race. Scheduled participants include Dean David F. Levi, Duke Law Professors Lisa Kern Griffin, Samuel Buell, Darrell Miller, Guy-Uriel Charles, and James Coleman Jr.; Kami Chavis Simmons, of Wake Forest Law School, an expert on police practice and race, Chris Brook of the North Carolina ACLU, and Police Chief James C. Moore of Rocky Mount will contribute their knowledge.
  • "Picking Cotton" and the Perils of Eyewitness Identification
    January 13, 2015 • 12:15 PM • Law School

    The American Constitution Society, the Center for Law, Race, and Politics, and the Duke Law Innocence Project present a discussion with Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton, co-authors of the award-winning book "Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption," which focuses on Thompson's mistaken identification of Cotton as the perpetrator of her rape, and his subsequent wrongful conviction and incarceration. Also joining this panel will be Duke Law professor Neil Vidmar, who offers a scientific perspective on the evidentiary issues presented by cross-racial eyewitness identification.
  • Culp Colloquium
    May 15, 2014 • All Day Event • Law School 4044 & 4046 • (Invitation Only)

    The Culp Colloquium is named in honor of former Duke Law Professor Jerome McCristal Culp Jr. Professor Culp was recognized as a great mentor of junior faculty, in particular junior faculty of color, and the Colloquium is meant to advance that part of Professor Culp's legacy.
  • Erasing Race: Will Fisher v. University of Texas End Affirmative Action?
    November 08, 2012 • Law School

    Fisher and the Future of Affirmative Action. Oral arguments are in the books and the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin is only months away. How will the court decide? Will it be a narrow ruling? What could this mean for the future of race-conscious admissions policies? The American Constitution Society and Duke Law ACLU invite you to join Professor Neil Siegel and Professor Guy Charles, founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race, and Politics, for a discussion of these questions and the Court's affirmative action doctrine generally.
  • Law & Social Science Workshop
    April 14, 2011 • 12:00 PM • Law School 4055

    John Bowen, the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences and Sociocultural Anthropology at the Washington University in St. Louis will present his paper, "How Could English Courts Recognize Shariah?"
  • Law & Social Science Workshop
    March 3, 2011 • 12:00 PM • Law School 4055

    Steven Schwarcz, the Stanley A. Star Professor of Law & Business at Duke will present his paper, "Addressing the Problem of Sovereign Debt: Comparing Free-Market and Statutory Approaches."
  • Recounts and Post Election Legal Disputes Ten Years After Bush v. Gore
    February 21, 2011 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3041

    Marc E. Elias, Partner at Perkins Coie LLP and Duke Law School Alumnus will give a lecture on "Recounts and Post Election Legal Disputes Ten Years After Bush v. Gore."
  • Law & Social Science Workshop
    February 10, 2011 • 12:00 PM • Law School 4055

    Presenter Chuck Cameron, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University will present his papers, "Modeling Collegial Courts (3): Adjudication Equilibria," and "Policy and Disposition Coalitions on the Supreme Court of the United States."
  • Scholarly Roundtable: Challenges to Democracy in Divided Societies
    January 29, 2011 • All Day Event • Law School 4044

    The Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics and the Duke Law Center on International and Comparative Law will hold a scholarship roundtable titled: "Challenges to Democracy in Divided Societies." The purpose of the roundtable is to bring together scholars who are not often in conversation with one another across a range of disciplines -- particularly law, political science and economics -- to think through the current and future challenges to democracy in fractured societies (Invitation Only).
  • Law & Social Science Workshop
    January 27, 2011 • 12:15 PM • Law School 4055

    Presenter James D. Cox, Brainerd Currie Professor of Law, Duke University, will present his paper titled: "Tweaking Governance for Small Companies after Dodd-Frank."
  • From Slavery to Freedom to the White House: Race in 21st-Century America, A Conference in Honor of John Hope Franklin
    April 8-9, 2010 • All Day Event • Law School 4044

    This conference aims to frame a new scholarly discussion of race. What are the issues that should be at the heart of our public discourse on race? What can we as scholars and empiricists offer to this discussion that might help address racial inequality or improve our understanding of race? What is the significance of President Obama's election for racial identity and equality? Should -- can -- we reframe the stories we tell about race?
  • A View from the Bench: Resolving Election Disputes and the Minnesota 2008 Senate Election
    November 29, 2009 • Law School

    Paul H. Anderson, Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, discusses how the Minnesota judiciary resolved the contested 2008 Minnesota Senate election between Norm Coleman and Al Franken.

A community dialogue on policing, civil rights, and race

Prof. Guy Charles presenting at the Duke Law "Teach-In"
Members of the Duke Law community have engaged in a parallel examination of policing, civil rights, and race with a series of student-initiated events: a panel discussion that included an assessment of institutionalized racism in police departments; a “die-in” in Star Commons, designed as a peaceful protest against the apparent disproportionate use of deadly force by law enforcement agents against black and Latino citizens; and a Feb. 14 “teach-in” with faculty experts and guests who offered insights on such matters as grand jury process, federal and state laws pertaining to police accountability, and the historical and cultural context for tensions between police and citizens of color.

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Culp Colloquium

As a compliment to the VAP program the Law School organizes an annual three-day program, comprised of the Culp Colloquium and the Emerging Scholars Program. Named in honor of former Duke Law Professor Jerome Culp, a mentor of junior faculty, the program honors his legacy by assisting minority scholars and candidates in the academic market in strengthening their tenure and application files.

Learn more about the Culp Colloquium