Dean Daniel Rodriguez will be speaking on "Judging Bias by Judge." Abstract: A perennial in judicial ethics and constitutional law has been the matter of whether and when judges and judicial opinions should be excoriated on the grounds that these honorable government officials have manifested illegitimate prejudice. How, if at all, should be think differently about these officials exercising judging responsibilities? My project is sketch a sensible vocabulary for assessing illegal bias, beginning, first, with the effort at asking the right questions. Moreover, I draw lessons from the emerging body of literature involving judicial behavior and action, especially that from modern neuroscience, in order to better understand what it means for judges to be impartial versus biased, influenced versus impassioned. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Professor McCubbins. For further information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcoming the LLM Class of 2020
Ninety-six accomplished attorneys from 39 countries began their LLM studies on Aug. 19
The annual celebration of the Law School’s international students and scholars will be held Sept. 23 – 27.
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.