Participant Bios


Hodding Carter III

Professor Carter will address the conference on Friday morning.

Hodding Carter III is the University Professor of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a post he assumed in 2006 following his tenure as president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Early in his career, Carter spent 17 years with his family's Greenville, Mississippi daily newspaper, working in reporting, editorial, and publishing roles. He then served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and State Department spokesman under President Jimmy Carter, before entering the field of news and public affairs television. Working variously as anchor, commentator, production company president, and reporter over the next 14 years, he won four national Emmy Awards and the Edward R. Murrow Award for best foreign documentary. In l994 he became the Knight Professor of Public Affairs Journalism at the University of Maryland, a post he held until 1998, when he joined the Knight Foundation.

Howard Schneider

Professor Schneider will address the conference on Friday evening.

Howard Schneider is the founding Dean of the School of Journalism and a Professor of Journalism at Stony Brook University. For more than 35 years, Schneider was a reporter and editor at Newsday. For 18 of those years, he was managing editor and then editor. Under his tenure in those positions, the paper won eight Pulitzer Prizes in categories ranging from investigative reporting to arts criticism. Schneider has been a member of the Pulitzer judging panel three times. In 2003, he received the outstanding alumnus award from the Alumni Association of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. At Stony Brook, Schneider developed and taught a course in the Values and Ethics of The American Press. With the help of a $1.7 million grant from the Knight Foundation, he is currently spearheading efforts to teach the nation's first university-wide course in news literacy to 10,000 students.



Sylvia Adcock

Sylvia Adcock is a reporter with 25 years experience, most recently at Newsday, where she covered aviation. She covered courts in Raleigh for The Raleigh Times in the 1980s, and is now a freelance writer and lecturer in journalism at N.C. State University. She covered some of the court hearings on the Duke lacrosse case as a freelance writer for The Washington Post.

Sara Sun Beale

Sara Sun Beale is the Charles L. B. Lowndes Professor Law at Duke University, where she teaches first year criminal law and upper-class courses in criminal justice policy and federal criminal law. Her principal academic interests are in the areas of the grand jury and in the federal government's role in the criminal justice system. One of Beale's current research interests is an examination of the factors that shape public attitudes regarding crime and how those attitudes ultimately translate into legislative changes in criminal laws and procedures. She has been active in law reform efforts related to the federal government's role in criminal justice matters. In 2004, Chief Justice Rehnquist appointed her to serve as the Reporter for the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules, which drafts the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. Beale previously served as an associate reporter for the Workload Subcommittee of the Federal Courts Study Committee (where much of her work focused on the Sentencing Guidelines) and as the reporter for a three branch federal-state working group convened by Attorney General Janet Reno to consider the principles that should govern the federalization of criminal law. Beale received her B.A. degree in English and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan. She clerked for Judge Wade H. McCree Jr. on the Sixth Circuit, and served in the Office of Legal Counsel and the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice before coming to Duke in 1979.

Francesca E. Bignami

Francesca Bignami is a Professor of Law at Duke University, where her research focuses on rights and democracy in the European Union and comparative public law. She is the author of numerous articles on comparative privacy law, comparative administrative law, and rights and accountability in global governance. She is currently serving as the Director of the Duke University Center for European Studies. She is Chair of the Rulemaking Advisory Group of the ABA Project on EU Administrative Law and a member of the academic advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. In 2006-2007, Professor Bignami was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and Boston College Law School. She has also taught in the Academy of European Law, in the Masters Program on Public Administration at the University of Rome "La Sapienza," and at the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome, Italy. Professor Bignami received her A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and her M.Sc. from Oxford University. She then served for one year in the European Commission in Brussels where she worked on Community research and development policy. In 1996, she graduated from Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, and then served as a stagiaire for Advocate General Philippe Léger of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. In 1998, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the European University Institute, after which she worked in private practice in Washington, D.C., specializing in international trade.

Richard H. Brodhead

Richard H. Brodhead became Duke's ninth president in 2004, after a 32-year career at Yale University. Brodhead also is a professor of English at Duke. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Brodhead graduated from Yale in 1968 and received his Ph.D. there in 1972. He then joined the Yale faculty, where he became the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of English and American Studies. After serving as chair of Yale's Department of English for six years, Brodhead was named dean of Yale College in 1993 and served in the post for 11 years until he assumed Duke's presidency. An expert in 19th-century American literature, Brodhead has written or edited more than a dozen books on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Charles W. Chestnutt, William Faulkner, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, Richard Wright and Eudora Welty, among others. His scholarly work has been honored by election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A dedicated teacher, Brodhead won the DeVane Medal for outstanding teaching at Yale and spent eight summers teaching high school teachers at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury, Vermont. He was presented with the 2006 Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal by the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association. Brodhead was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in May 2006 and received an honorary doctoral degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing in June 2006. Brodhead is a member of the Business-Higher Education Forum and a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, of which he is a trustee. He has also held a presidential appointment to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which is engaged with issues of international education and cross-cultural exchange.

Scott G. Bullock

Scott Bullock joined the Institute for Justice at its founding in 1991 and serves as a senior attorney. Although he has litigated in all of the Institute's areas, his current litigation primarily focuses on property rights and free speech cases in federal and state courts. In property rights, he has been involved in a number of cases challenging the use of eminent domain for private development, including the landmark case, Kelo v. City of New London, one of the most controversial and widely discussed U.S. Supreme Court decisions in decades. He has worked with property owners in scores of other cities, including spearheading the litigation that saved the land and homes of the Archie family in Canton, Mississippi. For that accomplishment, he was awarded in 2002 the top civil rights prize by the state chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Among his work on other constitutional issues, Bullock served as lead counsel in the Institute's First Amendment lawsuit to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's campaign against investment newsletters, computer software and websites, establishing one of the first federal precedents extending free speech guarantees to Internet and software publishers. He has also led successful lawsuits challenging rental inspection laws on behalf of tenants, the abuse of civil forfeiture laws, and he has been involved in several cases advocating greater protection for commercial speech and parental rights. His articles and views on constitutional issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, 60 Minutes, ABC Nightly News, National Public Radio, and many other publications and broadcasts. Bullock was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and grew up outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his B.A. in economics and philosophy from Grove City College.

John F. Burness

John F. Burness is Senior Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations at Duke University. Burness oversees the coordination and management of communication programs and strategies with the university's various publics. He directs the offices responsible for conducting Duke's federal and state government relations programs, local government relations and community affairs, the campus office of news and communications, and photographic services. Burness also supervises offices responsible for medical center communications and government relations. Prior to coming to Duke in 1991, he held similar positions at Cornell University, the University of Illinois, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

R. Michael Cassidy

Professor Michael Cassidy is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Boston College School of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of Criminal Law, Evidence, and Professional Responsibility. He is considered an expert on the subject of prosecutorial ethics, and frequently provides training to public sector attorneys on their responsibilities under the Rules of Professional Conduct. During his extensive career as a government lawyer, Professor Cassidy prosecuted hundreds of serious felony cases at both the trial and appellate levels, including briefing and arguing numerous high-profile criminal matters before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Immediately prior to joining the Boston College faculty, Professor Cassidy served as Chief of the Criminal Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. Among his many professional and community activities, Professor Cassidy has served as a member of the Governor's Commission on Corrections Reform, as a member of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission, as Editor-in-Chief of the Massachusetts Law Review, as a hearing officer for the Board of Bar Overseers, as a member of the Criminal Justice Section Council of the Boston Bar Association, and as a member of the Board of Advisors to the National District Attorneys Association. Professor Cassidy received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Following law school he served as law clerk to the Honorable Edward F. Hennessey, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky joined the Duke faculty in July 2004 as the Alston & Bird Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science after 21 years at the University of Southern California Law School, where he was the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science. Prior to that he was a professor at DePaul College of Law. He practiced law as a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice and at Dobrovir, Oakes & Gebhardt in Washington, D.C. He is the author of four books on constitutional law and over 100 law review articles. In addition, he writes a regular column on the Supreme Court for California Lawyer, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and Trial Magazine, and is a frequent contributor to newspapers and other magazines. Regularly serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media. In April 2005, he was named by Legal Affairs as one of "the top 20 legal thinkers in America," and he has received numerous other awards from bar associations, public interest groups, and universities. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals, and he has testified many times before congressional and state legislative committees, including as a witness before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the hearings of Samuel Alito for confirmation to the Supreme Court in January 2006. Professor Chemerinsky received his B.S. from Northwestern University and J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Judith Clair

Judith Clair is an Associate Professor in the Organization Studies Department at the Boston College Carroll School of Management, where she teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership, and management of multicultural diversity. She teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, PhD, and executive levels. She joined the Department of Organization Studies at Boston College in 1993. She has consulted for organizations in the areas of crisis management, natural environmental management, fraud detection, and performance enhancement. Her current research interests include how individuals manage identities at work and how individuals and organizations make sense of and take action on critical organizational events, such as, organizational crises and downsizings; crisis and natural environmental management; management of multicultural diversity; and organizational change. Her publications have appeared in numerous journals. She is a faculty partner with Leadership for Change, an executive education program in the Carroll School of Management. She received a BA with honors in psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles and a PhD in business management from the University of Southern California.

James E. Coleman, Jr.

James Coleman is Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke University. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Professor Coleman's experience includes a judicial clerkship for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a year in private practice in New York, and fifteen years in private practice in Washington, D.C., the last twelve as a partner in a large law firm. In private practice, he specialized in federal court and administrative litigation; he also represented criminal defendants in capital collateral proceedings. He has had a range of government experience. In 1976, he joined the Legal Services Corporation, where he served for two years as an assistant general counsel. In 1978, he conducted an investigation of two members of Congress as chief counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. In 1980, he served as a deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education. On sabbatical from his law firm, he was a visitor at Duke Law School for the fall semester of 1989, where he taught a seminar on capital punishment. He joined the faculty full-time in 1991 and taught criminal law, research and writing, and a seminar on capital punishment. He returned to private practice in 1993, but continued to teach a seminar on capital punishment as a senior visiting lecturer. He rejoined the faculty full-time in 1996. He teaches criminal law, legal ethics, negotiation and mediation, capital punishment, and wrongful convictions. He is an active member of the American Bar Association. He has been chair of the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities and of the ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project. Professor Coleman served as the Law School's Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2002-2005. He received his A.B. in 1970 from Harvard University, and his J.D. in 1974 from Columbia University.

Colm F. Connolly

Colm F. Connolly has served as the United States Attorney for the District of Delaware since September 4, 2001. Mr. Connolly was an Assistant United States Attorney from 1992 to 1999 and a partner with the Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnel law firm in Wilmington, Delaware 2from 1999 to 2001. After graduating from the Duke University School of Law in 1991, Mr. Connolly clerked for Judge Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Connolly holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree from the London School of Economics.

Lucy Dalglish

Lucy Dalglish is the Executive Director of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Prior to assuming the position of Executive Director in January 2000, Dalglish was a media lawyer for almost five years in the trial department of the Minneapolis law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. From 1980-93, Dalglish was a reporter and editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. She was awarded the Wells Memorial Key, the highest honor bestowed by the Society of Professional Journalists, in 1995 for her work as Chairman of SPJ's national Freedom of Information Committee from 1992-95 and for her service as a national board member from 1988-91. She also was named to the inaugural class of the National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame in 1996. Dalglish earned a juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1995; a master of studies in law degree from Yale Law School in 1988; and a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of North Dakota in 1980.

Ronald L. Dufresne

Ronald L. Dufresne is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. His research interests include individual, team, and organizational learning from high-stakes critical incidents in organizations, as well as individual and team morality in decision-making. His work has appeared in the journals Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics, Group and Organization Management, Human Resource Management, Management Learning, Organizational Dynamics, Simulation in Healthcare, Anesthesiology Clinics, and Anesthesia & Analgesia, as well as in the edited volume Positive Psychology in Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior, management skills, and work-based team learning. He earned his Ph.D. in Organization Studies from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and a B.S. in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Prior to pursuing an academic career, he served as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army.

Robert Entman

Robert M. Entman is J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. Prior to joining GW, Dr. Entman served on the faculties at Duke, Northwestern and North Carolina State. His most recent books include Projections of Power: Framing News, Public Opinion, and U.S. Foreign Policy, Mediated Politics: Communication in the Future of Democracy (edited with Lance Bennett), and The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America (with A. Rojecki), which won Harvard's Goldsmith Book Prize, the Lane Award from the American Political Science Association, and other awards. For his work on media framing, he won the 2005 Woolbert Research Prize from the National Communication Association. He has also published dozens of journal articles, reports, and book chapters in such fields as political communication, public opinion, race relations, and public policy. Dr. Entman is currently writing a book called Media Bias Scandals and, with Clay Steinman, is editing an anthology called Key Works in Communication Studies for Blackwell Publishers. He also edits the book series Communication, Society and Politics (with Lance Bennett) for the Cambridge University Press. Dr. Entman lectures frequently at universities in the U.S. and abroad and served as the Lombard Visiting Professor at Harvard in 1997 and a visiting professor of communication at the University of Rome in 2005. In 2006 he was awarded the APSA Political Communication Division's Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Achievement Award. He earned a Ph.D. in political science as a National Science Foundation Fellow at Yale, and an M.P.P. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of California (Berkeley). He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke, where he earned his A.B. in political science.

LaTisha Gotell Faulks

LaTisha Gotell Faulks is an Assistant Professor of Law at North Carolina Center University School of Law. She was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, but traveled the world as a result of her father's thirty years of service in the United States Air Force. She attended Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina where she graduated cum laude and cum honorea with a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis in African Diaspora political evolution. Faulks received her juris doctor from Rutgers University School of Law. As a law student, she began to develop her teaching skills as a Minority Student Program Study Group Tutor and as a Teaching Assistant for an Appellate Advocacy class taught by Alfred L Cohn, lead Partner with Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrmann & Knopf LLP. Prior to joining the faculty at North Carolina Central University School of Law, Faulks served as a Visiting Associate Professor at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Before entering academia, she was a staff attorney with the Center for Capital Litigation in Columbia, South Carolina and an associate with Howrey LLP, a global law firm that represents FORTUNE 500 corporations in high-stakes complex litigation, antitrust and intellectual property disputes. She also served as law clerk to Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Her teaching interests include Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties litigation, Wrongful Convictions, and Death Penalty Jurisprudence. She is the co-advisor to the North Carolina Central University School of Law Innocence Project.

Jack Ford

Jack Ford is co-anchor of the daily trial program Banfield & Ford: Courtside, along with fellow news veteran Ashleigh Banfield. Ford, who returned to Court TV in June 2004 as a guest anchor and later served as co-host of Trial Heat was one of the original on-air faces at the network's inception in 1991 until 1994. Raised by a single parent, Ford's journey has taken him from a small town in New Jersey to Yale University, where he was a three-year starter on the varsity football team, to the Fordham University School of Law, where he helped finance his legal education with his winnings from the television quiz show "Jeopardy!" and, ultimately, to the upper echelons of television journalism. After graduating from law school, Ford spent three years as a prosecutor in New Jersey before entering into private practice. A well-respected trial attorney, he successfully handled such high profile cases as the Northeast's first death penalty trial, one of the nation's first corporate homicide cases, and Wall Street insider trading scandals in the late 1980s. In addition, Ford was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Fordham Law School and authored articles for various legal publications. Ford began his television news career in 1984 as the Legal Commentator for WCBS-TV in New York. In 1991, he joined the newly formed Courtroom Television Network as one of its first anchors. In 1994, Ford joined NBC News as Chief Legal Correspondent, reporting on major cases and legal issues for NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and Dateline, in addition to serving as co-anchor for The Weekend Today Show. In 1999, Ford became an Anchor/Correspondent for ABC at both Good Morning America and 20/20. He also hosted the ESPN show, The Sports Reporters II, from 2002-2003 and, later, was co-host of the nationally syndicated talk show Ali & Jack. Ford's broadcasting work has been honored with a number of awards, including two Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, an American Radio and Television Award, the National Headliner Award, and the March of Dimes FDR Award.

Mark Geragos

As the Principal with the 14-lawyer firm of Geragos & Geragos, Mark Geragos has represented some of the most prominent figures in the world. Geragos cemented his national reputation as a trial lawyer with back to back state and federal court jury trial acquittals for renowned Whitewater figure Susan McDougal, the former business partner of former President Bill Clinton. In early 2001, Geragos completed his representation of McDougal by securing a presidential pardon for Ms. McDougal for a conviction she sustained prior to his representation of her. Among his other clients have been former Congressman Gary Condit, former first brother Roger Clinton, Academy award-winning actress Winona Ryder, pop star Michael Jackson, hip hop star Nate Dogg, international arms dealer Sarkis Soghanalian, and Scott Peterson. Geragos has been named California Lawyer of the Year in Civil Litigation and Trial Lawyer of The Year by the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association, making him one of only two lawyers ever named Lawyer of the year in both the Criminal and Civil arenas. (Johnnie Cochran was the other). California Law Business Magazine named Geragos "one of the 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California" three years in a row and he has been repeatedly voted by his peers every year as one of Los Angeles' Superlawyers. He has regularly appeared as both guest and legal commentator on "Good Morning America," "Dateline NBC," "Larry King Live," "Greta Van Susteren's On the Record," "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours."

Loren Ghiglione

Loren Ghiglione is the Richard Schwarzlose Professor of Media Ethics at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He was on leave during the 2006-2007 academic year to work on three books, a biography of CBS correspondent Don Hollenbeck, a book about the reporting of suicide and another about the future of news. During that year, he also served as president of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication. Professor Ghiglione is a fellow of American Academy of the Arts and Sciences. He has held positions as dean of the Medill School of Journalism, director of the School of Journalism at the University of Southern California, and James M. Cox Chair in Journalism and director for the journalism program at Emory University. In addition, he has served as editor and publisher for The Southbridge (Mass.) Evening News and president/owner of parent company Worcester County Newspapers, and as president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the New England Society of Newspaper Editors, and the New England Press Association. He is the editor and author of six journalism books, a four-time Pulitzer Prize juror, and a consultant to The Freedom Forum on the creation of The Newseum. He received his BA from Haverford College, his MUS and JD from Yale University, and his Ph.D. in American civilization from The George Washington University. He is a Fellow of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics & Public Policy at Harvard University; a Fellow of the Media Studies Center at Columbia University; and a Reuters Foundation Fellow at Oxford University.

Peter Gilchrist

Peter Gilchrist is in his ninth term as the elected District Attorney of the 26th Prosecutorial District of North Carolina (City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County). He is a graduate of Woodberry Forest School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University School of Law. He is a former Certified Public Accountant. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, A Regent of the National College of District Attorneys, and a Former President of the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys. He has been retained to study and provide technical assistance in 18 prosecutor's offices in 12 states.

Marsha Goodenow

Marsha Goodenow is an assistant district attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina. She leads a team of attorneys who prosecute homicide cases. She has been with the District Attorney's office for over 17 years and has handled thousands of cases, many of which were high-profile cases. She is also a lieutenant colonel in the North Carolina Air National Guard with 20 years of military service. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Kimberly A. Gross

Kimberly Gross is an associate professor of media and public affairs at The George Washington University. Her research focuses on public opinion and political communication and has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Political Psychology, Journal of Communication, Social Science Quarterly and the Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics. In the spring of 2006 she was a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

Paul H. Haagen

Paul H. Haagen is Professor of Law at the Duke University School of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy at Duke. Between July 2005 to July 2007, he was Chair of the Academic Council (the faculty senate for Duke University). He has been the Chair of Duke's Student Athlete Advisory Committee, the University committee responsible for advising athletes entering careers in professional sports, since 1989, and has acted as a Special University Counsel for NCAA enforcement matters. Professor Haagen is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association and the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has taught and lectured at universities in Austria, Belgium, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States principally on matters related to contracts, arbitration and sports law. He is has served as legal counsel for Olympic athletes and as expert witness for USA Track and Field in cases dealing with doping in sports, and has advised professional athletes on contract matters. He comments regularly in the press on issues related to sports and law. He received a BA from Haverford College, where he played varsity lacrosse, a BA and MA in Modern History from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, a PhD in History from Princeton and a JD from Yale. Prior to joining the Duke faculty in 1985, he taught history at Princeton University and practiced law in Philadelphia.

Harold A. Haddon

Hal Haddon is a 1966 Duke Law School graduate and was Editor-in-Chief of the Duke Law Journal. He practices law in Denver, Colorado specializing in criminal defense and civil litigation. In his career, he has been Chief Trial Deputy of the Colorado State Public Defender's Office and special prosecutor in political corruption cases. His notable criminal defense clients include Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, John Ramsey, and Kobe Bryant. He has represented a number of large public corporations in criminal investigations, including Rockwell International (Rocky Flats), The Boeing Company, and Qwest Communications.

Gary A. Hengstler

Gary A. Hengstler has been the director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for the Courts and the Media at The National Judicial College since August 2000. Previously he was the Associate Executive Director/Editor and Publisher at the ABA Journal from 1989-August 2000 and News Editor at the ABA Journal from 1986-1989. In 1985, he started The Texas Lawyer that subsequently was purchased by American Lawyer Media. Mr. Hengstler received his bachelor's degree from Ball State University and his J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Mr. Hengstler practiced law from 1983-1984, while also serving as News Editor of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, and he currently holds active law licenses in Ohio and Nevada. He has won several writing awards, including awards for a series based on his travels to Sarajevo during the final stages of the Bosnian-Serb war, his interview with Yassir Arafat, and his interview with Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the last granted by the justice. He is the author of the book Making Work Work for You, published by the American Bar Association. He teaches First Amendent and Media Law courses at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada-Reno.

Margaret A. Jablonski

Dr. Margaret A. (Peggy) Jablonski came to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in August 2004 after serving over two decades at five other campuses in New England. Recognized as a leader in the field of student affairs, Jablonski served as a dean in the student life areas at Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Connecticut. As the lead student affairs administrator at UNC, she works jointly with students, faculty and staff to create and maintain a climate that fosters student learning and development while enhancing a strong sense of community for almost 27,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. She has supervised most major areas of student affairs on more than one campus, including Housing, Student Union, Student Health, Dean of Students, Counseling, Judicial Affairs, diversity programs, orientation, and campus recreation facilities. Jablonski has led the revision of three codes of student conduct and has reviewed and redesigned numerous programs from leadership development to a housing master plan. Jablonski served as a full time faculty member in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has been adjunct faculty at Brown University and North Carolina State University. She has taught graduate courses in higher education policy, leadership theory, women's issues, and student affairs. Her research interests include gender and leadership; spirituality in higher education; higher education policy; and the history of higher education. Jablonski is a frequent presenter at international and national conferences. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and served as the Editor of their Journal until July 2007. A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, Jablonski holds a doctorate in Education from Boston University. She earned Master's and Bachelor's Degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Peter M. Jacobsen

Peter Jacobsen is a partner with the Toronto firm of Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP. He represents a wide variety of print and electronic media, providing libel defense litigation services, pre-publication vetting advice and Charter litigation representation opposing publication bans and sealing orders. He also represents media applicants seeking access to court or government records pursuant to various statutes, including the federal and provincial Freedom of Information statutes. He acts on copyright matters, as well as giving advice on advertising, promotional contests and internet related issues. In addition, he represents individual journalists in a wide variety of media-related cases.

KC Johnson

KC Johnson is a history professor at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center; for the 2007-2008 academic year, he is Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities at Tel Aviv University. He wrote over 1000 posts about the Duke lacrosse case on his blog, Durham-in-Wonderland; was a consultant to ABC's Law and Justice Unit for the case; and co-authored, with Stuart Taylor, a book on the case, Until Proven Innocent. The author of four other books on congressional history and Cold War politics, he has a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Beth Karas

Beth Karas has been a correspondent for Court TV since 1994. She has reported on a number of high-profile trials including those involving Phil Spector, Robert Blake, Kobe Bryant, Martha Stewart, Scott Peterson, David Westerfield, Michael Skakel, and Jenny Jones. In 1996, she spent a month in the Hague covering the war crimes trial of Bosnian-Serb Dusko Tadic. In addition to reporting in the field, Karas offers legal commentary to BBC Radio in London and to network and local radio stations across the United States about key legal topics and trials in the news. She has appeared as a legal expert on virtually every cable and network news program including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Larry King Live, On the Record with Greta van Susteren, and The O'Reilly Factor. She serves as a consultant to NBC's Law & Order: SVU. Prior to joining CourtTV, Karas was an assistant district attorney in New York City. During her eight years as a prosecutor, she handled cases ranging from robbery and rape to complex racketeering and political corruption schemes, at trial and in the grand jury. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Fordham Law School.

Kerstin Kimel

Kerstin Kimel is the Women's Lacrosse Head Coach at Duke University. Kimel, a five-time ACC Coach of the Year, started the Duke program in 1996 and has compiled a winning record during her tenure. She has guided the Blue Devils into the NCAA Tournament in nine straight seasons with two consecutive trips to the Final Four. Under Kimel's direction, there have been 13 first team All-America selections and 28 total with four in each of the past two seasons. She has coached both an IWLCA Attacker of the Year and a C. Markland Kelly Award winner as National Goalie of the Year. There have been 32 players selected to the All-South Region team and 28 players named All-ACC. Kimel's student athletes have also excelled in the classroom with nine players earning Academic All-America honors. Kimel is currently serving a four-year term as a member of the NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Committee. She also serves on the Tewaaraton Award selection committee. From 2001-03, she was chair of the IWLCA/US Lacrosse Division I All-America committee. Prior to coaching at Duke, Kimel became one of the youngest head coaches in Division I when she took over the Davidson College for the 1994 season. She graduated from Maryland in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in speech communications.

Laurie L. Levenson

Laurie L. Levenson is Professor of Law and William M. Rains Fellow at Loyola Law School where she teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics, anti-terrorism, and evidence. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Professor Levenson is also the Director of the Loyola Center for Ethical Advocacy. she was the 2003 recipient of Professor of the Year from both Loyola Law School and the Federal Judicial Center. Prior to joining the Loyola Law School faculty in 1989, Professor Levenson served for eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles. While a federal prosecutor, she tried a wide variety of federal criminal cases, including violent crimes, narcotics offenses, white collar crimes, immigration and public corruption cases. She served as Chief of the Training Section and Chief of the Criminal Appellate Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office. In 1988, she received the Attorney General's Director's Award for Superior Performance. Additionally, she received commendations from the FBI, IRS, U.S. Postal Service, and DEA. Professor Levenson is the author of numerous books and articles on criminal procedure, courtroom demeanor, and legal ethics. Professor Levenson has provided legal commentary on several high profile cases, including the presidential impeachment trial, the Enron prosecutions, the prosecution of Martha Stewart, the Rodney King beating trial, the Denny beating trial, the Menendez Brothers murder trials, the O.J. Simpson and Scott Peterson murder trials, the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, and the Phil Spector murder trial. She has been quoted in more than 10,000 newspaper articles and has appeared on national and international television. Professor Levenson has worked as an expert legal consultant for CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and NPR. She lectures regularly throughout the country and internationally. Professor Levenson received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she was the Chief Article Editor of the Law Review. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Judge James Hunter, III, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

David F. Levi

David F. Levi became the 14th dean of Duke Law School on July 1, 2007, where he also holds an appointment as Professor of Law. Prior to his appointment as dean, he was the chief United States district judge for the Eastern District of California with chambers in Sacramento. He was appointed United States attorney by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and a United States district judge by President George H. W. Bush in 1990. He has served as chair of two Judicial Conference committees by appointment of the chief justice. He was chair of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee and chair of the Standing Committee on the Rules of Practice and Procedure. He is the first president and one of the founders of the Milton L. Schwartz American Inn of Court at the King Hall School of Law, University of California at Davis. The Inn of Court was renamed the Schwartz-Levi American Inn of Court in 2007. He is a member of the Council of the American Law Institute (ALI), was an advisor to the ALI's Federal Judicial Code Revision Project, and currently serves as an advisor to the Aggregate Litigation project. He was chair of the Ninth Circuit Task Force on Race, Religious and Ethnic Fairness for 1994-1997, and was one of the authors of the report of the Task Force. He was elected president of the Ninth Circuit District Judges Association from 2003-2005. In 2007, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dean Levi is the co-author of Federal Trial Objections (James, 2002). He has taught complex litigation at the University of California at Davis School of Law. He graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School in 1980, where he was also president of the Stanford Law Review. Following graduation, he was a law clerk to Judge Ben C. Duniway, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and then to Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court. After earning his A.B. in 1972, magna cum laude, from Harvard College in history and literature, he entered the graduate program in history at Harvard where he specialized in English legal history. He was also a teaching fellow in English history and literature at Harvard from 1973-1977.

Richard S. Levick

Richard S. Levick, Esq. Is the President & CEO of Levick Strategic Communications, a pioneer in litigation and crisis communications. His firm was named Crisis Agency Of The Year In 2005 by the prestigious Holmes Report. The firm directs communications for many of the world's highest-profile litigation, crisis and regulatory matters. The firm has represented more than half the 100 largest law firms in America and over one-third of the 100 largest in the world. Mr. Levick and his firm have published acclaimed books, including Stop The Presses: The Litigation PR Desk Reference. His articles appear regularly in publications throughout the world. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television on high profile cases, and speaks globally on the subject. Mr. Levick was just named to the PRNews Hall Of Fame for Lifetime Achievement. He is the former director of American University's School Of Public Affairs Leadership Program. He holds a Bachelor Of Arts In Urban Studies from the University Of Maryland, a Masters Of Science in Environmental Advocacy (Communications) from the University Of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor Degree from American University's Washington College Of Law.

Eric N. Lieberman

Eric Lieberman is Vice President and Counsel at The Washington Post. He has worked for The Post since 1998. Before that, Mr. Lieberman was an associate at Williams & Connolly where he represented clients in both civil and criminal matters. He graduated from Harvard College and Duke Law School, where he was the Administrative Editor of Law & Contemporary Problems. Following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge James L. Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Loretta E. Lynch

Loretta Lynch is a partner in the New York office of Hogan & Hartson LLP, where her practice focuses on commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and corporate compliance issues. She joined the firm following her tenure as a federal prosecutor. From 1999 to 2001, Lynch served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. During that time, she oversaw an office of more than 150 attorneys who represented the federal government in matters both civil and criminal. Prior to being named U.S. Attorney, Lynch served as the chief assistant U.S. attorney for the district. She also served as chief of the Long Island Office from 1994 to 1998, after serving as the deputy chief of general crimes and as chief of intake and arraignments for the district. She began her career in the Eastern District prosecuting narcotics and violent crime cases. While in the Long Island office, she prosecuted white collar crime and public corruption cases. Before joining the U.S. attorney's office in 1990, Lynch practiced law as a litigation associate for a leading New York based firm. Lynch has been a frequent instructor for the U.S. Department of Justice in its Criminal Trial Advocacy Program and has served as an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law. She has also participated in trial advocacy workshops for the prosecutors of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She received her A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University.

Craig A. Masback

Craig A. Masback is the Chief Executive Officer of USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body for track and field, long distance running, and race walking, with more than 85,000 members nationwide. Masback is responsible for overseeing programs ranging from youth track and field, to selecting teams to represent the United States at the Olympic Games and World Championships, to administering programs for age 40+ masters runners. During his tenure, Masback has more than doubled the organization's revenues and quadrupled sponsor revenues. Before accepting this position, Masback was a senior associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, a Washington, D.C., law firm, specializing in communications and sports law. Masback was a track and field commentator for NBC at the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games and provided network television commentary for numerous other track and field events for NBC, CBS, ESPN, and ABC over a 15-year broadcast career. Masback was a co-founder of Inclyne Sports, a sports marketing and sports television production company with offices in New York and California. From 1982 through 1984, he worked for the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 1980 U.S. indoor mile champion and former American record holder at 2,000 meters, Masback's 1979 clocking of a 3:52.02 mile, one of his 30 sub-four-minute miles, ranked him as history's sixth fastest miler at that time. Masback is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School. He also attended Trinity College/Oxford University from 1977-79 on a Keasbey Foundation Fellowship and was a recipient of an NCAA postgraduate scholarship.

Lawrence G. McMichael

Lawrence McMichael is Chairman of Dilworth Paxson LLP's Litigation Department and a permanent member of the Firm's Executive Committee. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and insolvency matters, with an emphasis on trial work. He has over 29 years of trial experience in both federal and state courts and has tried, as lead counsel, numerous major jury and non-jury cases. McMichael has represented clients in a number of high-profile criminal matters. Among his clients are members of the Rigas family who were former officers, directors, and major shareholders of Adelphia Communications Corporation. On behalf of the Rigases, McMichael negotiated a highly publicized criminal forfeiture settlement with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission that was described by then-Attorney General Gonzales as the largest criminal forfeiture settlement in history. McMichael also represents Sanjay Kumar, the former Chairman and CEO of Computer Associates, Inc. Following Kumar's guilty plea on securities fraud charges, McMichael represented him in connection with restitution matters and other sentencing issues. Among his professional activities, McMichael has lectured frequently with the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in areas of commercial litigation and trial practice. He is admitted to practice law before the US Supreme Court, numerous federal appellate and district courts, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. McMichael received both his J.D. and B.A. degrees, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University.

Thomas Metzloff

Thomas Metzloff is a Professor of Law at Duke University. He began his professional career with a judicial clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, followed by a clerkship with the Supreme Court of the United States. He then practiced with a private firm in Atlanta working on civil litigation matters before accepting a position at Duke Law School in 1985. He teaches civil procedure, ethics, and dispute resolution, as well as a specialized course on the American legal system for international LL.M. students. He has taught that course regularly at Duke's Geneva and Hong Kong summer programs as well as at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He served as the Law School's Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1998-2001. Professor Metzloff's research interests focus generally on dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on medical malpractice litigation. He recently completed a major empirical study of court-ordered mediation in medical malpractice cases funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Professor Metzloff is active in a number of professional activities. He serves as an advisory member to the North Carolina State Bar Ethics Committee. He also serves on the North Carolina Supreme Court's Dispute Resolution Committee, and has in the past served on a variety of other committees and study commissions relating to the development of various ADR programs. He received his B.A. in 1976 from Yale College and his J.D. in 1979 from Harvard Law School.

LeRoy F. Millette, Jr.

Judge LeRoy F. Millette, Jr. is the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Prince William County, Virginia, where he has served since 1993. Judge Millette received a B.A. in Economics from the College of William & Mary and a J.D. from the Marshall - Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. Judge Millette was formerly employed in private practice in Prince William County for twelve years, then as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Prince William County for four years, and then as a Judge of the General District Court of Prince William County for three years. He is currently the Circuit Court Judicial Member of the Virginia Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission. He is a member of the Circuit Court Benchbook Committee. He is a member of the Boyd-Graves Conference and a Master of the George Mason American Inn of Court. He is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the National Judicial College and for the past three years has been a member of the planning committee and a presenter at a Continuing Judicial Education program for Virginia judges entitled "Handling the Capital Case in Virginia." He was a speaker at the 2004 Alaska Bench/Bar Conference on a program entitled "Courtroom Control, Decorum, and Civility" where his topic was "The media and D.C. Sniper, John Muhammad." He has been an Associate Professor at the Northern Virginia Community College since 1976 teaching courses on criminal law, criminal evidence, and criminal procedure.

Malcolm Moran

Malcolm Moran holds the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Pennsylvania State University, a position that allows him to draw on his nearly 30 years of experience as an award-winning and respected sports journalist. Moran has covered 26 bowl games with national championship implications, 26 men's basketball Final Fours, 16 World Series, 11 Super Bowls, several NCAA conventions, and two Olympic Games. In 2007, Moran was the print journalism winner of the annual Curt Gowdy Media Award presented by the Basketball Hall of Fame. Moran launched his daily newspaper career as a sports reporter at Newsday in 1977, where he covered high school, college and professional sports. He worked at The New York Times from 1979 to 1998 as a reporter and columnist before joining the Chicago Tribune in 1998, where he worked as the Notre Dame football beat reporter while also writing commentaries and providing event and feature coverage on professional and college sports. In 2000, he moved to USA Today where, in addition to his coverage of college basketball and football, he wrote feature articles on professional and college sports. In addition to teaching and working with journalism professionals, Moran serves as director of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, housed in the College of Communications and its Department of Journalism. Moran earned his bachelor's degree from Fordham University.

Robert P. Mosteller

Robert P. Mosteller is the Harry R. Chadwick Sr. Professor of Law at Duke University, where he teaches Evidence and Criminal Procedure (Police Investigation) and a seminar involving evidentiary issues as they apply to children as witnesses and victims. He is a co-author of the McCormick evidence treatise, North Carolina Evidence Foundations, and an evidence casebook and problem book. Recent articles have dealt with the new Supreme Court treatment of the Confrontation Clause (Crawford v. Washington & Davis v. Washington), the impact of deceptive statements on the validity of Miranda waiver, admissibility of scientific evidence, the future of evidence law, and evidentiary privileges. He interested in the death penalty, serving as a co-reporter for the Death Penalty Initiative of the Constitution Project and having served as President and a member of the Board of the North Carolina Center for Death Penalty Litigation. He has also written articles opposing a proposal to add a victims' rights amendment to the United States Constitution, and has testified before the Senate and House Judiciary Committees in opposition to the proposed amendment. He served as Chair of the University's Academic Council from 1998 to 2000 and was Chair of the Evidence Section of the Association of American Law Schools in 2000. Mosteller holds a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina, a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard, and a J.D. from Yale. After clerking on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit with Judge J. Braxton Craven, Jr., he worked for seven years with the Washington, D.C. Public Defender Service where he was Director of Training and Chief of the Trial Division, before joining the Duke faculty in 1983.

Beatrice Myers

Beatrice Myers has enjoyed a long and distinguished 25-year career in broadcast journalism and television production. She is currently the Executive Producer of Banfield and Ford: Courtside for the CourtTV News Network which she created and launched with Jack Ford and Ashleigh Banfield as co-hosts, and which covers the day to day of real court cases. Prior to her current position, Myers held posts as the News Director for CNBC, Executive Producer for Bloomberg News, Senior Vice President at and senior producer of NBC's The Today Show. As News Director for CNBC's industry leading Cable Business News channel, Myers was responsible for all CNBC programming from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. including CNBC business news and information programs, Wakeup Call, Squawkbox, Morning Call, Power Lunch, Closing Bell and Kudlow and Kramer. While at Bloomberg News, Myers was the Executive Producer of the North American channel, with overall responsibility for programming the 24-hour seven-day weekly program schedule. During her tenure with NBC News, Myers produced special coverage of breaking news events including the Challenger Explosion, as well as the groundbreaking documentary with NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw examining the then relatively unknown new disease, AIDS. She received the Peabody Award for coverage of the tenth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. From 1992 to 1999, she was the senior producer for The Today Show-Weekend Edition and was responsible for coverage of both Republican and Democratic conventions, the Atlanta Olympics, and the explosion of TWA Flight 800. In 1999, Myers left NBC News and brought her wealth of programming and production expertise to the emerging online media world, as Senior Vice-President for Programming and Production for an ambitious Internet startup,, where she created and developed the site's radio and financial news programs for live streaming over the Internet.

Gavin Phillipson

Gavin Phillipson is Professor of Law at the University of Durham, having previously held posts at King's College London and qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1995. He also currently holds the position of Senior Fellow, Centre for Media and Communications Law, University of Melbourne. He is author of several recent leading articles on civil liberties and the Human Rights Act, as well as co-author of two books and co-editor of an edited collection (Judicial Reasoning Under the UK Human Rights Act [Cambridge University Press, 2007], with Professor Fenwick and R. Masterman), to which he contributed chapters on privacy and on the horizontal effect of constitutional rights, as well as co-authoring the Introduction. His most important contribution has been in the area of the development of a common law right to privacy, on which he has published several influential articles. Most recently, his "Transforming Breach of Confidence? Towards a Common Law Right to Privacy Under the Human Rights Act" (2003) 66(5) Modern Law Review 726, has been cited with approval by the House of Lords in Naomi Campbell v Mirror Group Newspapers [2004] 2 AC 457, by the New Zealand Court of Appeal in Hoskings v Runtings (2005) 1 NZLR 1, and by the UK Court of Appeal in Douglas and Zeta-Jones v Hello! (2006) QB 967. His analysis of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in Media Freedom under the Human Rights Act has recently been used by the UK Court of Appeal in the recent decision in McKennit v Ash [2006] EMLR 10 at [40] and [41].

Noah Pickus

Noah Pickus is the Nannerl O. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University where he teaches in the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy and the Fuqua School of Business. Prior to joining the Kenan Institute, he was the founding director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University and taught at Duke and at Middlebury College. During his tenure at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Pickus has developed and expanded the Institute's business and organizational ethics program, launched a university-wide research initiative on "Changing Institutional Cultures" and directed the graduate colloquium in ethics. In fall 2005, he led a collaborative process to develop the Institute's new strategic plan. Pickus is widely recognized for his scholarship and policy work on immigration, citizenship, and national identity and has advised the Department of Homeland Security, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Smith-Richardson Foundation and other public and private organizations. His publications include True Faith and Allegiance: Immigration and American Civic Nationalism (Princeton University Press, 2005), which examines nationalism and the politics of immigration, the policy report Becoming American/America Becoming, and the volume Immigration and Citizenship in the 21st Century. Pickus has written for the National Journal, The Responsive Community, The Claremont Review of Books, and other publications. He received his Ph.D from Princeton University and has held fellowships from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, the A.W. Mellon Foundation, and the H.B. Earhart Foundation.

Sergio Quintana

Sergio Quintana is a General Assignment Reporter with WNCN TV, NBC-17 in Raleigh. During more than a decade in broadcast journalism, he has won a number of awards for his coverage of local news stories. Prior to joining WNCN TV in late 2005, Quintana spent three years on the air with Southern California's legendary radio station KFWB News 980 in Los Angeles. There he earned two prestigious "Golden Mic" awards, the first for breaking-news coverage of a small plane that crashed into a Hollywood apartment complex, and the second for business news coverage of a local supermarket owner who closed his decades-old store because he could no longer afford workman's compensation insurance. Quintana got his start in the news business in his home state of New Mexico, where he worked for all three network affiliates and won several citations from the New Mexico AP Awards and the New Mexico Broadcasters Association. His hard-hitting news style put him on the front lines of the Cerro Grande Fire that tore through Los Alamos and the drama of Wen Ho Lee, the former Los Alamos National Labs employee who was wrongfully accused of giving secrets to the Chinese government. Since arriving at WNCN TV, Quintana has covered a host of stories of local importance. Most recently, he traveled with busloads of area residents to Jena, Louisiana to cover the rally in support of the "Jena 6."

William Raspberry

William Raspberry, Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy Studies at Duke University's Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, was a columnist for The Washington Post for nearly four decades. He retired from the paper at the end of 2005. His commentaries, often on public policy concerns such as education, crime, justice, drug abuse, and housing, earned the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1994. In 2004 Raspberry earned the National Press Club's highest honor, the Fourth Estate Award. The National Association of Black Journalists gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994 and inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2006. His other honors include recognition by Washingtonian magazine in 1997 as one of the top 50 most influential journalists in the national press corps and honorary doctorates from more than two dozen educational institutions. Raspberry grew up in the small Mississippi town of Okolona, which he likens to the one in Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Raspberry followed a preministerial curriculum at Indiana Central College and graduated with a BS in history in 1958. His newspaper career began with a summer job at the Indianapolis Recorder in 1956. His duties there as reporter, photographer, and editor inspired him to join The Washington Post in 1962, after serving two years in the U.S. Army. At the Post, he was hired as a teletype operator, and quickly advanced to general assignment reporter, copy editor, and assistant city editor. His coverage of the 1965 Watts riot in Los Angeles earned him the Capital Press Club's "Journalist of the Year" award. Raspberry's column first ran in 1966 in the local section of the Post. In 1971, his column was moved to the paper's op-ed page. Syndication by The Washington Post Writers Group began in 1977. At its peak, the column appeared in more than 225 newspapers. Raspberry frequently addressed the newest ideas and proposals for answers to social dilemmas. One reason he retired from journalism was to devote more time to Baby Steps, a parent training and empowerment program he created in his home town of Okolona.

Ellen W. Reckhow

Ellen Reckhow is Chairman of the Durham County Board of Commissioners. She has served as County Commissioner for nineteen years. Her interest in and knowledge of county government stem from her education and work background. She received a BA in Economics from Boston University and a Masters degree in Regional Planning from Harvard University. She has worked as a Planner for Newton, Massachusetts and as a Redevelopment Coordinator and Senior Planner for Lansing, Michigan. Reckhow has served on a wide range of local, regional, and state, and national boards, and was recently elected to a two-year term on the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners' Board of Directors. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 2005 North Carolina Council of Community Programs Leadership Award.

Giorgio Resta

Giorgio Resta is an Associate Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Bari, Italy, where he teaches courses on private comparative law, contracts, and intellectual property. His principal academic interests are privacy, information property, media-law, contract and legal history. He is author of three books and numerous articles on privacy, fundamental rights, contracts, and torts in comparative perspective. He edited the Italian translation of Hesselink's New European Legal Culture. Resta's book Autonomia privata e diritti della personalità was selected as one of the best legal books of year 2005 by the Italian "Club dei giuristi". He is currently serving as member of the scientific board of the Legislative Committee for the reform of third book of Italian Civil Code, appointed by the Italian Ministry of Justice. He is member of the Italian Association of Comparative Law and editor of "Il diritto dell'informazione e dell'informatica" and "Rivista critica del diritto private." He received several scholarships from the Canadian Government (Faculty Research Program), the Max-Planck-Institut für Internationales und Ausländisches Privatrecht (Hamburg, Germany), the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Patent-, Urheber- und Wettbewerbsrecht (Munich, Germany), and the Italian Research Council. He has been visiting scholar in the Yale Law School, the McGill Law School, the Duke Law School, the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (Munich, Germany), and the Max-Planck-Institut für Internationales und Ausländisches Privatrecht (Hamburg, Germany). He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and received his Ph.D. in Private Law from the University of Pisa. He is member of the Italian bar.

Emily Rotberg

Emily Rotberg is currently interning with Financial Times in London. She graduated from Duke University in 2007. She wrote for and edited various aspects of The Chronicle, Duke's independent daily newspaper, and Towerview, the monthly news and perspectives magazine published by The Chronicle, throughout her undergraduate career. She held summer internships with the Associated Press in London, during which she covered the city's successful bid for the 2012 Olympics and the July 7 London transit bombings; and with CNN in New York. Her commitment to journalism was recognized with an Overseas Press Club Scholarship in 2007.

W. Terry Ruckriegle

Judge Ruckriegle was appointed to the District Court bench in August 1984 and has presided as Chief Judge of the Fifth Judicial District out of Breckenridge, Colorado, since 1994. Prior to that, Judge Ruckriegle served as Assistant District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District for nine years, and was in private practice from 1974-1976. He has performed on the Supreme Court Panel on Consolidated Multi District Litigation since 1990. He currently sits on the Chief Judges Council as liaison judge for the Division of Planning and Analysis. Judge Ruckriegle has been president of the Colorado District Judges Association and Colorado Trial Judges Council. He also has presided as chair of the Judicial Advisory Legislative Committee, Probation Services Study Group and Practices Subcommittee of the Caseflow Management Committee. Judge Ruckriegle served for 21 years on the Criminal Law Council and has held several terms on the Board of Governors and Legislative Policy Committee of the Colorado Bar Association. He currently is their delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. He also serves as Chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges of the ABA Judicial Division.

James Salzman

James Salzman holds joint appointments at Duke University as the Samuel F. Mordecai Professor of Law at the Law School and as the Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. He has published numerous casebooks and more than 50 articles on environmental law and policy. He has lectured in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa, and he has served as a visiting professor at Yale, Harvard, and Stanford Universities, as well as at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and Lund University in Lund, Sweden. An honors graduate of Yale College and Harvard University, Professor Salzman was the first Harvard graduate to earn joint degrees in law and engineering and was named a Sheldon Fellow upon graduation. Prior to entering academia, he worked in Paris in the Environment Directorate of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and in London as the European Environmental Manager for Johnson Wax. His honors include election as a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1995, and appointments as a McMaster Fellow and Fulbright Senior Scholar in Australia in 2002-2003 and as a Bren Fellow at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara, in 2004. Professor Salzman is active in the fields of practice and policy, serving since 1996 as a principal liaison for the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee, a government-appointed body providing counsel to the EPA and US Trade Representative on trade and environment issues. Professor Salzman serves on the Editorial Board of three professional journals and on the Boards of four environmental non-profits.

Christopher H. Schroeder

Christopher H. Schroeder is Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy Studies at Duke University. His areas of research and scholarship include environmental and administrative law, democratic theory, legislative institutions and separation of powers. He has written on the philosophical foundations of risk regulation and liability, the regulation of toxic substances, the performance of American environmental policy, and on a variety of topics in public law and theory. His publications include a leading environmental law casebook, Environmental Regulation: Law, Science and Policy, and A New Progressive Agenda for Public Health and the Environment, a project of the Center for Progressive Reform(CPR), co-edited with Rena Steinzor. Schroeder has served as Acting Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice, where he was responsible for legal advice to the Attorney General, the Executive Office of the President and other executive branch agencies on a broad range of issues, including separation of powers, other constitutional issues and matters of statutory interpretation and administrative law. He has also served as Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is of counsel to the firm of O'Melveny and Myers, where he works primarily on appellate matters. He received his B.A. degree from Princeton University, a M. Div. from Yale University, and his J.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), where he was editor-in-chief of the California Law Review.

David A. Sellers

David A. Sellers is the Assistant Director for Public Affairs at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) in Washington, D.C. He oversees media relations, publications, community outreach, video broadcasting, and Internet programs for the AO and provides advice to federal courts in these areas. Mr. Sellers has been with the AO since 1987, serving as the agency's first Public Information Officer. He has served on the faculty of the National Judicial College and the Federal Judicial Center and trained judges and court staff in Jordan, Romania, Bulgaria, and throughout the United States in court/public affairs issues. Mr. Sellers is President of the Conference of Court Public Information Officers and is a member of the National Advisory Council for the Reynolds National Center for Courts and the Media, the National Advisory Council of the American Judicature Society, and the Dickinson College Advisory Council. Mr. Sellers previously covered federal, state, and local courts for the Washington Times, a daily newspaper in the nation's capital. He served as editor of Bar Report, the official newspaper of the D.C. Bar; a public information officer for the Pennsylvania Department of Justice; a syndicated columnist for Copley News Service; and a reporter for the Main Line Times in suburban Philadelphia.

Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro is a Legal Correspondent for NPR News, where he covers major federal prosecutions, national legal trends, and the internal operations of the Department of Justice. His reporting can be heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and NPR's other newsmagazines. Shapiro returned to Washington in 2005, after reporting for NPR from Miami, Atlanta, and Boston. As a regional reporter, he led NPR's coverage of the controversy surrounding the fate of Terri Schiavo. He also covered Florida's 2004 hurricane season and subsequent allegations of wasteful spending by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He investigated abuses of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, and he has reported on the legal proceedings against soldiers accused of the abuses. Shapiro has taken on lighter subjects as well. He has traveled with the United States Coast Guard on a mission to disentangle an endangered North Atlantic right whale, and he attended the Daytona 500 to report on President Bush's appearance at the race. In 2005, Shapiro was awarded the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize. Shapiro began his NPR career in 2001 in the office of NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Following that post, he worked as an editorial assistant and then an assistant editor on Morning Edition. Before working full-time as a reporter for NPR, Shapiro freelanced stories for NPR and member station WAMU in Washington. Later, he was awarded NPR's reporter training fellowship and worked as a local reporter for member station WBUR in Boston. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with honors at Yale University.

Steven R. Shapiro

Steven R. Shapiro is the Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation's oldest and largest civil liberties organization. He directs a staff of approximately 90 full-time lawyers who maintain a large and active docket of civil liberties cases around the country. Those cases cover a broad range of issues, including free speech, racial justice, religious freedom, due process, privacy, reproductive and women's rights, immigrant's rights, gay rights, voting rights, prisoner's rights, and the death penalty. Shapiro has been the ACLU's Legal Director since 1993, and served as Associate Legal Director from 1987-1993. During that time, he has appeared as counsel or co-counsel on more than 200 ACLU briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court. Shapiro is also an adjunct professor of constitutional law at Columbia Law School, and a frequent speaker and writer on civil liberties issues. After graduating from Harvard Law School and spending one year as law clerk to Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Shapiro joined the New York Civil Liberties Union in 1976. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Human Rights First and the Policy Committee of Human Rights Watch, as well as the Advisory Committees of the U.S. Program and Asia Program of Human Rights Watch.

Sonja Steptoe

From 2002 until August 2007, Sonja Steptoe was a Senior Correspondent and Deputy News Director for TIME Magazine, based in Los Angeles, where she supervised five correspondents and 20 freelance reporters. She joined the magazine in 2002 and interviewed such newsmakers as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Rev. Billy Graham, Gloria Steinem and Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr. Her essay on the pre-existing racial, political, and economic turmoil in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina was part of the package of TIME stories honored with two 2006 National Magazine Awards. She joined TIME from People Magazine, where she was a senior editor, handling human affairs and investigations. She managed and edited the 2002 cover package that profiled the Sept. 11 widows who gave birth soon after the tragedy. She has also worked as National Correspondent for CNNSI sports network, where her account of basketball point shaving at Arizona State earned a 1998 National Headliner Award. Her broadcasting experience also includes a stint, from 1995 to 2001, as Correspondent on HBO's RealSports with Bryant Gumbel magazine show, where she investigated East Germany' s systematic doping of Olympic athletes, for which she received an EMMY Award in 1999. From 1996 to 1998, she was a Senior Editor at Sports Illustrated, overseeing the editing of a variety of stories and profiles, including the cover story on controversial sports agent Drew Rosenhaus. As a staff writer, Steptoe co-authored the magazine's 1994 cover story exposing NCAA rules violations by members of the national-champion Florida State University football team and covered the Mike Tyson rape trial. Prior to that, she spent five years with The Wall Street Journal, where she covered legal issues, the pharmaceutical industry, and the financial markets. Listed in Who's Who in America since 2005, Steptoe co-authored Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee's 1998 autobiography, A Kind of Grace. She also authored A Guide to Women's Golf with LPGA Hall of Famer Carol Mann. After receiving degrees in economics and journalism from University of Missouri - where a dormitory house has been named after her - she earned a law degree from Duke University.

Michael E. Tigar

Michael E. Tigar has been a lawyer, author and law teacher for more than 40 years. His clients have included Terry Lynn Nichols, John Connally, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Fernando Chavez, Lynne Stewart and Dominic Gentile. He is author of 11 books - most recently a memoir Fighting Injustice, and Thinking About Terrorism - as well as dozens of law review article and three plays on legal subjects. He is a Visiting Professor at Duke and Research Professor at Washington College of Law. He argued Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada in the Supreme Court.

Reggie B. Walton

Judge Reggie B. Walton assumed his position as a United States District Judge for the District of Columbia on October 29, 2001, after being nominated to the position by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate. Judge Walton was also appointed by President Bush to serve as the Chairperson of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission, and by former Chief Justice Rehnquist to serve on the federal judiciary's Criminal Law Committee. In May, 2007, Chief Justice John Roberts appointed Judge Walton to a seven-year term as a Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Prior to joining the federal bench, Judge Walton served as an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia from 1981 to 1989 and 1991 to 2001, where he was the Court's Presiding Judge of the Family Division, Presiding Judge of the Domestic Violence Unit, and Deputy Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division. Between 1989 and 1991, Judge Walton served as President George H. W. Bush's Associate Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Executive Office of the President and as President Bush's Senior White House Advisor for Crime. Before becoming a judge, he worked for five years in as an attorney in the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Prior to joining the United States Attorney's Office, Judge Walton was a staff attorney in the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Judge Walton has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards. In addition, Judge Walton has traveled to Russia to teach judges there about criminal law, and has served as an instructor in the Harvard University Law School's Advocacy Workshop and a faculty member at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. He has been active in working with the youth of the Washington, D.C. area and throughout the nation. Judge Walton received his BA from West Virginia State University and his JD from The American University, Washington College of Law.

Ron Wellman

Ron Wellman is Athletic Director at Wake Forest University, a post he has held since 1992. During his tenure, Wellman has seen Demon Deacon athletic teams rise to national prominence in several sports while perennially competing for Atlantic Coast Conference championships. Wellman has spearheaded an effort for the overall development of the student-athlete, initiating programs such as the annual Academic Excellence Banquet, a campus-wide affair which honors those student-athletes who have achieved in the classroom. Wellman previously served on the NCAA Division I Management Council and as chairman of the NCAA Baseball Committee. He currently serves as president of the Division I-A Athletic Directors' Association and is a member of the NCAA's Diversity Leadership Strategic Planning Committee and the NCAA'sBaseball Academic Enhancement Committee. Wellman earned his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University, where he was a pitcher on the baseball team. After receiving a master's from Bowling Green, he joined the faculty and coaching staff at Elmhurst (IL) College in 1971, serving as head baseball coach, assistant basketball coach, assistant football coach and associate professor of health and physical education. In 1977, Wellman became Elmhurst's athletic director and guided the NCAA Division III program to new heights. Elmhurst recognized Wellman's contribution to its program in 1985 by naming him to its Hall of Fame. In 1981, Wellman became head baseball coach at Northwestern, where his squads amassed a winning record. Wellman began devoting his energies to athletic administration on a fulltime basis in 1986 when he was named athletic director at Mankato State (MN) University. In 1987, he became athletic director at Illinois State, a position he held until his current post.

Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler writes under the pseudonym "emptywheel" for the political blogs The Next Hurrah, the Guardian's Comment Is Free, and FireDogLake. She was the primary live-blogger for FireDogLake during the Scooter Libby Trial, and is author of Anatomy of Deceit on the CIA leak investigation. Wheeler has a BA in history from Amherst College and a PhD in Comparative Literature from University of Michigan. Her academic research examined the literary-journalistic "feuilleton" in Nineteenth Century France and Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Czech lands and Argentina - a form which ranges from anti-Napoleonic critique, serial novels like The Count of Monte-Cristo, founding liberal texts of the Argentine canon, and dissident samizdat from 1970s Czechoslovakia. Wheeler examined the media and narrative characteristics that allowed the feuilleton to serve as an alternate public sphere in times of heavy censorship or ideological polarization. She has taught Great Books, Newspaper Novels, Media and Narrative, and History of Media. Prior to and since leaving academia, Wheeler has provided documentation and training consulting to Fortune 500 companies, most recently in Asia for the automotive industry.

Kinsey Wilson

Kinsey Wilson is executive editor of USA TODAY, with shared responsibility for strategic planning and day to-to-day editorial
management of one of the nation's most widely read print and online news publications. A veteran reporter and editor, he has played a leadership role in digital media for more than a decade. He was named to his current position in December 2005 upon the merger of USA TODAY's print and online newsrooms. Prior to the merger he was vice president and editor-in-chief of, overseeing the editorial operations and strategic development of a news and information website that reaches more than 1.5 million readers a day. He began his journalism career at City News Bureau of Chicago and from 1988 to 1995 was a reporter at Newsday. For the last 12 years he has been involved in online journalism, first at Congressional Quarterly, where he helped spearhead that company's digital publishing strategy, and since April 2000 at USA TODAY. He is president of the Online News Association, chairs the national advisory board of the Poynter Institute and serves on the advisory board of the school of journalism at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Elliott Wolf

Elliott Wolf is a fourth-year undergraduate at Duke University studying mathematics. Elected 15 days after the Duke University Men's Lacrosse team party, Elliott served as the 2006-2007 President of Duke Student Government, the student organization charged with representing the interests of Duke undergraduates to the Duke administration and to the media. He is currently a regular columnist for The Chronicle, Duke's daily undergraduate student newspaper, and an editor of the on-campus opinions magazine DukeBlue. Before coming to Duke, Elliott resided in Takoma Park, Maryland, and worked extensively with the American Civil Liberties Union.