On Tuesday, Sept 13, the NC legislature voted to put an amendment to the state constitution on the ballot. The amendment, which reads "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State," will go to a vote in the May 2012 primary. This is not just a problem for gay people; it is bad for business, prevents local governments from giving benefits to domestic partners of either gender, and may have implications for domestic violence laws that currently protect unmarried partners of abusers. Join OUTLaw and Lauren Rodgers, a writer for Ballotpedia.org, to learn how you can help prevent this dangerous amendment from becoming enshrined in the NC Constitution. Contact Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
New Duke Law center will delve into science of criminal justice
The Center for Science and Justice, led by Professor Brandon Garrett, will apply legal and scientific research to reforming the criminal justice system.
The annual celebration of the Law School’s international students and scholars will be held Sept. 23 – 27.
Welcoming the LLM Class of 2020
Ninety-six accomplished attorneys from 39 countries began their LLM studies on Aug. 19