Qualified Immunity

February 17, 2021 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

Please join us for a conversation on qualified immunity with Judge Andrew S. Oldham, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and Professor William Baude, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Constitutional Law Institute at the University of Chicago Law School. Created by the Supreme Court in 1967, the legal doctrine of qualified immunity shields government officials from being sued even if they violate someone's constitutional rights, as long as they are not violating what the Court calls "clearly established law." Proponents of qualified immunity argue that it is necessary for police officers to perform their job without the fear of being sued. Critics say that qualified immunity offers too much protection for the police and lessens their accountability. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Clerkship Office, Wilson Center for Science and Justice, and the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility. For more information, please contact Meredith Criner at meredith.criner@duke.edu. Log in with this Zoom ID: 938 0994 0965, or this link: https://zoom.us/j/93809940965