Policy Shock: How governments respond to crises -- and how to do better

Cover of book, Policy ShockA new book edited by four Duke University scholars examines how crisis events can reshape law and regulation, and how we can learn to do better. “This book is part of our larger project on how laws can learn,” said book co-editor Jonathan Wiener, the Perkins Professor of Law, Professor of Environmental Policy, and Professor of Public Policy. Policy Shock: Recalibrating Risk and Regulation After Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents, and Financial Crises reflects the culmination of a multi-year, cross-disciplinary inquiry, and is co-edited by Edward Balleisen, Professor of History and Duke’s Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies; Lori Bennear, the Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy Economics and Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment; Kimberly Krawiec, the Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor of Law; and Wiener.  The project was convened by the Rethinking Regulation program at Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, which Wiener and Bennear co-direct.  All of the co-editors contributed essays to the book.

 

Faculty

Faculty Spotlight

Prof. Marin LevyLevy article examines courts’ disparate practices in assigning panels
In Panel Assignment in the Federal Courts of Appeals, 102 Cornell Law Review 65-116 (2017), Associate Prof. Marin Levy explains the different processes used in different appellate courts to assign judges to panels. Drawing on a multiyear qualitative study of five circuit courts, Levy finds that panel assignments are not random, and can yield different outcomes for litigators.

 

Recent Activities

  • Samuel W. Buell
    Professor Buell spoke at the NYU Law-UBA Joint Conference on Corporate Liability for Corruption, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    (June 01, 2017)
  • Jeff Ward
    Associate Clinical Professor Ward presented on “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Lawyering” at the American Association of Law Librarians annual conference in Austin, Texas.
    (July 17, 2017)
  • Steven L. Schwarcz
    The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) selected two papers submitted by Professor Steven Schwarcz for its upcoming Congress (in Vienna in July) to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Schwarcz has been asked to present one of these submissions, "A proposal for UNCITRAL Research: A Model-law Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring," at the Congress.
    (February 10, 2017)

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Recent Scholarship

  • Mitu Gulati
    Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Gender Gap for SEC Attorneys (April 03, 2018) (with others)
  • Mitu Gulati
    The Hausmann-Gorky Effect (March 21, 2018) (with Ugo Panizza)
  • Mathew D. McCubbins
    Constitutions of Exception: The Constitutional Foundations of the Interruption of Executive and Legislative Function, 174 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 77-98 (2018) (with Jonathan N. Katz)
  • Mathew D. McCubbins
    Constitutions of Exception: The Constitutional Foundations of the Interruption of Executive and Legislative Function, 174 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 77-98 (2018) (with Jonathan N. Katz)
  • Mathew D. McCubbins
    Constitutions of Exception: The Constitutional Foundations of the Interruption of Executive and Legislative Function, 174 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 77-98 (2018) (with Jonathan N. Katz)

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Journals

  • Alaska Law Review

    Alaska Law Review
    The Alaska Law Review — published at Duke Law School under the sponsorship of the Alaska Bar Association since 1984 — examines legal issues affecting the state of Alaska.

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    Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum
    The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum examines environmental issues from legal, scientific, economic, and public policy perspectives.

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    Duke Forum for Law & Social Change
    The Duke Forum for Law & Social Change seeks to provide ongoing discussion of social change and related issues through an annual symposium and publication.

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    Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law
    Published since 1990, the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law features articles from prominent international scholars and practitioners focusing on issues of comparative and international law.

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    Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy
    The Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy examines the constitutional issues and policy dimensions of court decisions and legislation as they affect practitioners, judges, and legislators.

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    Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy
    The Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy examines gender, sexuality, race, and class issues in the context of law and public policy. Published since 1994, DJGLP aims to foster debate and encourage scholarship outside conventional boundaries.

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    Duke Law & Technology Review
    The Duke Law & Technology Review explores the evolving intersection of law and technology, through both traditional journal articles and short “iBriefs" that provide cutting-edge insight to lawyers and non-legal professionals.

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    Duke Law Journal
    The Duke Law Journal was founded in 1951 as the Duke Bar Journal and publishes eight issues each year, including an annual Administrative Law Symposium issue.

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    Law & Contemporary Problems
    Law and Contemporary Problems is the oldest scholarly publication at Duke Law. Published quarterly in a symposium format, L&CP focuses each issue on a topic of contemporary concern from the perspective of a variety of disciplines.

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Centers

  • Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility

    Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility
    The Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility promotes justice in criminal cases by identifying, remedying, and preventing the wrongful conviction of innocent people.

  • Center for Innovation Policy

    Center for Innovation Policy
    The Center for Innovation Policy addresses fundamental issues of law and policy affecting innovation. The center brings a scholarly focus to cross-cutting policies relevant to innovation generally and to sector-specific areas such as the life sciences, information and communications technology, and energy-related technology.

  • Center for International & Comparative Law

    Center for Institutional and Organizational Performance
    The Center for Institutional and Organizational Performance (CIOP) advances our understanding of the factors that enhance the performance of institutions and organizations in our society through research and scholarship, special events, teaching, and student development.

  • Center for International & Comparative Law

    Center for International & Comparative Law
    Launched in 2006, Duke Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) coordinates and supports the School’s programs, resources, and events in the areas of international law, comparative law, and U.S. foreign relations law.

  • Center Judicial Studies

    Center for Judicial Studies
    The mission of the Center for Judicial Studies is to advance the study of the judiciary through interdisciplinary scholarship and cooperative thinking from multiple perspectives and to improve the administration of justice through collaborative efforts aimed at developing consensus positions that can guide policy-makers and judicial decision-makers.

  • Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy

    Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy
    The Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy organizes workshops, conferences, and other scholarly activities in the area of law and economics, with a particular focus on the intersection between welfare economics and normative questions regarding legal frameworks, institutions and doctrines.

  • Center for the Study of the Public Domain

    Center for the Study of the Public Domain
    The Center for the Study of the Public Domain advances research and scholarship on the contributions of the public domain to speech, culture, science and innovation. The center promotes debate about the balance needed in our intellectual property system and works to translate academic research into public policy solutions.

  • Center on Law, Ethics and National Security

    Center on Law, Ethics and National Security
    Founded in 1993, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security is an promotes education and discussion of the complex issues involved in national security, such as the legal and policy implications of the war on terror; U.S. relations with the International Criminal Court; humanitarian interventions; and role of contractors in military operations.

  • Center on Law, Race and Politics

    Center on Law, Race and Politics
    The Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics (CLRP) is a multidisciplinary initiative created to support research, public engagement, teaching, and activities at the intersection of CLRP's core focus.

  •  Global Financial Markets Center

    Global Financial Markets Center
    The Global Financial Markets Center facilitates research, education, and publication that broadens inquiry, dialogue, and debate into the operation of capital and financial markets beyond traditional academic boundaries, bridging the gap between theory and practice.

  • Program in Public Law

    Program in Public Law
    The Program in Public Law promotes a better understanding of our nation’s public institutions, of the Constitutional framework in which they function, and of the principles and laws that apply to the work of public officials through scholarship, workshops, conferences, and curricular programs.

  • Voices of American Law

    Voices of American Law
    Voices of American Law produces high-quality educational materials about the Supreme Court and its role in American society through a video series focusing on the stories of the real people behind the court's opinions.

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    Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
    The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions engages with decision makers in government, the private sector, and the nonprofit community to develop innovative and nonpartisan solutions to critical environmental challenges.

 

 

Law Blogs

    • Balkinization

      Duke faculty occasionally contribute to this law professor blog

    • Lawfire

      A blog about national security

    • Law and Political Economy

      Professor Jed Purdy and legal scholars map how legal rules concentrate economic and political powers

    • Take Care

      Legal analysis by Profs. Joseph Blocher, Walter Dellinger, and affiliates of the President's adherence to the rule of law

    • The FinReg Blog

      Commentary by faculty and affiliates of the Duke Law Global Financial Markets Center

    • The Huffington Post

      Commentary from Professor Jed Purdy