Despite significant progress in improving women's legal status around the world, many laws remain in place that make it difficult for them to participate in economic life. Discriminatory rules bar women from certain jobs, restrict access to capital for women-owned firms and limit women's capacity to make legal decisions. Gender differences in laws affect both developing and developed economies, and women in all regions. The World Bank recently detailed the progress made in the past half century as well as the barriers that still remain in the Women, Business and the Law report. Melissa Johns, an advisor at the World Bank, will discuss the report and its implications for legal systems worldwide. For more information, please contact Brandon Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Welcoming the LLM Class of 2020
Ninety-six accomplished attorneys from 39 countries began their LLM studies on Aug. 19