Upcoming Conferences

 

November 02, 2019

November 01, 2019

August 16, 2019

  • Aug 16
    Workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Research design for causal inference is at the heart of a "credibility revolution" in empirical research. We will cover the design of true randomized experiments and contrast them to natural or quasi-experiments and to pure observational studies, where part of the sample is treated in some way, a remainder is a control group, but the researcher controls neither the assignment of cases to treatment and control groups nor administration of the treatment. We will assess the causal inferences one can draw from a research design, threats to valid inference, and research designs that can mitigate those threats. Sponsored by Duke Law, Northwestern Law, and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

August 15, 2019

  • Aug 15
    Workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Research design for causal inference is at the heart of a "credibility revolution" in empirical research. We will cover the design of true randomized experiments and contrast them to natural or quasi-experiments and to pure observational studies, where part of the sample is treated in some way, a remainder is a control group, but the researcher controls neither the assignment of cases to treatment and control groups nor administration of the treatment. We will assess the causal inferences one can draw from a research design, threats to valid inference, and research designs that can mitigate those threats. Sponsored by Duke Law, Northwestern Law, and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

August 14, 2019

  • Aug 14
    Workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Research design for causal inference is at the heart of a "credibility revolution" in empirical research. We will cover the design of true randomized experiments and contrast them to natural or quasi-experiments and to pure observational studies, where part of the sample is treated in some way, a remainder is a control group, but the researcher controls neither the assignment of cases to treatment and control groups nor administration of the treatment. We will assess the causal inferences one can draw from a research design, threats to valid inference, and research designs that can mitigate those threats. Sponsored by Duke Law, Northwestern Law, and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

August 13, 2019

  • Aug 13
    Workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Research design for causal inference is at the heart of a "credibility revolution" in empirical research. We will cover the design of true randomized experiments and contrast them to natural or quasi-experiments and to pure observational studies, where part of the sample is treated in some way, a remainder is a control group, but the researcher controls neither the assignment of cases to treatment and control groups nor administration of the treatment. We will assess the causal inferences one can draw from a research design, threats to valid inference, and research designs that can mitigate those threats. Sponsored by Duke Law, Northwestern Law, and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

August 12, 2019

  • Aug 12
    Workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Research design for causal inference is at the heart of a "credibility revolution" in empirical research. We will cover the design of true randomized experiments and contrast them to natural or quasi-experiments and to pure observational studies, where part of the sample is treated in some way, a remainder is a control group, but the researcher controls neither the assignment of cases to treatment and control groups nor administration of the treatment. We will assess the causal inferences one can draw from a research design, threats to valid inference, and research designs that can mitigate those threats. Sponsored by Duke Law, Northwestern Law, and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. For more information, please contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu.

May 31, 2019

  • May 31
    Judicial Law-Tech Course 9:00 AMLaw School 4047

    The Bolch Judicial Institute will be hosting an invite-only course on law and technology. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

May 30, 2019

  • May 30
    Judicial Law-Tech Course 9:00 AMLaw School 4047

    The Bolch Judicial Institute will be hosting an invite-only course on law and technology. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

May 29, 2019

  • May 29
    Judicial Law-Tech Course 9:00 AMLaw School 4047

    The Bolch Judicial Institute will be hosting an invite-only course on law and technology. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information please contact Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu.

May 18, 2019

  • May 18
    Women in International Law Conference 8:00 AMLaw School 4040

    By invitation only. Presented by Professors Rachel Brewster and Jayne Huckerby. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

May 17, 2019

  • May 17
    Women in International Law Conference 8:00 AMLaw School 4040

    By invitation only. Presented by Professors Rachel Brewster and Jayne Huckerby. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

March 23, 2019

  • Mar 23
    Second Annual Duke/UNC Animal Law Symposium 8:00 AMLaw School 3041

    We are excited to announce our Second Annual Duke/UNC Animal Law Symposium. More information coming soon. Sponsored by the Duke Law Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter, Bob Barker, and the UNC Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter. For more information please contact Leigh Markowitz at Leigh.Markowitz@duke.edu.

March 22, 2019

  • Mar 22
    The Legal Frameworks of Work After the End of Employment 9:00 AMTBD

    This symposium will explore how the law of work does or should respond to the changing shape of work relationships in the contemporary economy. Three major phenomena will be explored. First: As the platform economy enables millions to provide services through an entity that disclaims any legal responsibility for the conditions of employment, how should law respond? Second: How should labor or employment law address the rapid spread of automation, which in the most futuristic sense threaten or promise to eliminate work? Third: global migrations of peoples and capital in a regulatory frame that renders migrant workers extremely vulnerable and aggregated capital apparently invincible, have generated historically unprecedented levels of inequality while political forces have galvanized nationalist backlash against some of the most vulnerable workers. What soft-law or hard law regulatory frameworks are developing to empower workers? Sponsored by Law & Contemporary Problems. For more information, please contact Will Sowers at wps9@duke.edu.

March 20, 2019

  • Mar 20
    Ten Years from the Bottom: A Reflection on the Financial Crisis and its Lasting Impact 8:30 AMFuqua School of Business Geneen Auditorium

    Many of today's students were too young to be impacted by the financial crisis directly; to them, the crisis is but a faint memory. Considering the stock market has recovered all its losses and then some, students may fairly wonder why the crisis is so important and worthy of study. But the effects of the crisis remain everywhere around us. Therefore, we will be hosting a one-day conference on March 20th that will invite scholars and prominent professionals to campus to reflect upon the impact of the crisis across multiple dimensions. The conference will be capped by a conversation between David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group and Alan Schwartz, executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners LLC and former CEO of Bear Stearns. Check out the conference website for more info and to RSVP: https://sites.law.duke.edu/tenyears/. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center. For more information, please contact Professor Reiners at reiners@law.duke.edu.

March 15, 2019

  • Mar 15
    Empirical Patent Law Conference 8:00 AMLaw School 3000

    This will be a 1-day small workshop with 6 presenters of empirical working papers about patent law and policy, with each presentation having an assigned discussant. For further information, please contact Bonnie Millis at bonnie.millis@law.duke.edu.

March 09, 2019

  • Mar 9
    Resilient Communities: Environmental Justice in the Face of Disaster 8:00 AMPenn Pavilion

    Hear the voices of grassroots leaders addressing disaster preparedness and relief, and join a discussion across disciplines on lessons and next steps at the 2019 Environmental Justice Symposium. The event includes a community tour, dinner, and panel on Friday, and a keynote, panel, and group discussions on Saturday. The event is free but registration is required. Presented by the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and the Duke Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program with support from the Duke Office of Faculty Advancement. Co-sponsored by Bennett College, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Environmental Law Clinic at Columbia Law School, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Vermont Law School. For more information, please visit law.duke.edu/conferences/2019/ejsymposium or contact Claire Hermann at claire.hermann@law.duke.edu.

March 08, 2019

  • Mar 8
    Resilient Communities: Environmental Justice in the Face of Disaster 8:30 AMSee description

    Hear the voices of grassroots leaders addressing disaster preparedness and relief, and join a discussion across disciplines on lessons and next steps at the 2019 Environmental Justice Symposium. The event includes a community tour, dinner, and panel on Friday, and a keynote, panel, and group discussions on Saturday. The event is free but registration is required. Presented by the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and the Duke Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program with support from the Duke Office of Faculty Advancement. Co-sponsored by Bennett College, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Environmental Law Clinic at Columbia Law School, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Vermont Law School. For more information, please visit law.duke.edu/conferences/2019/ejsymposium or contact Claire Hermann at claire.hermann@law.duke.edu.

March 02, 2019

  • Mar 2
    Reconstruction 7:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law's Center on Law, Race, and Politics and the Law in Slavery and Freedom Project of the University of Michigan will host a conference entitled "Reconstruction." This conference will critically reexamine the Reconstruction period - a span of history and legal change that set the stage for the Civil Rights Movement - and will evaluate the ways in which our contemporary and political and legal structure are shaped its failures and successes. For more information, and to register, please visit: law.duke.edu/clrp/conference/reconstruction. Sponsored by CLRP and the Law in Slavery and Freedom Project. For more information, please email clrp@law.duke.edu.

March 01, 2019

  • Mar 1
    Reconstruction 7:00 AMLaw School 3041

    Duke Law's Center on Law, Race, and Politics and the Law in Slavery and Freedom Project of the University of Michigan will host a conference entitled "Reconstruction." This conference will critically reexamine the Reconstruction period - a span of history and legal change that set the stage for the Civil Rights Movement - and will evaluate the ways in which our contemporary and political and legal structure are shaped its failures and successes. For more information, and to register, please visit: law.duke.edu/clrp/conference/reconstruction. Sponsored by CLRP and the Law in Slavery and Freedom Project. For more information, please email clrp@law.duke.edu.

February 23, 2019

February 22, 2019

Conference Highlights

Criminal Justice Policy Symposium
The first Criminal Justice Policy Symposium, sponsored by the Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility and the Duke Law Innocence Project, was designed to raise awareness about current problems and propose solutions for the future. Panel discussions about policy changes with exonerees highlighted the event.

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