A Conversation with Chief Judge Debra Livingston

October 31, 2023 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

Director Paul Grimm of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School talks with Chief Judge Debra Livingston of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit about her career and time on the bench. Judge Livingston was appointed and confirmed to the Second Circuit in 2007 and became chief judge in 2020. She began her career as an associate with the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in 1985 and then served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1986 to 1991. In 1992, she elected to pursue an academic career and taught at the University of Michigan's Law School and then at Columbia Law School, where she still teaches today. She is a co-author of the casebook Comprehensive Criminal Procedure and has published numerous academic articles on legal topics. She has taught courses in evidence, criminal law and procedure, and national security and terrorism. She received her B.A. from Princeton University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Program sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute. Lunch (and treats!) provided. You must register at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0kbNGhlhEe2iTl4. For more information - please contact Lora Beth Farmer (lora.farmer@law.duke.edu).