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The Supreme Court “should be guided by those nations … that invoke core U.S. constitutional principles of equality, liberty and due process to recognize same-sex marriages.”

— Laurence Helfer, The New York Times, Supreme Court Asked to Look Abroad for Guidance on Same-Sex Marriage

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Professor Laurence Helfer

ABOUT Laurence Helfer

Helfer is an expert in the areas of international law and institutions, international adjudication and dispute settlement, human rights (including LGBT rights), and international intellectual property law and policy.

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Faculty

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Kim KrawiecKrawiec partners with surgeon to create new kidney transplant process
Brought together by a Nobel Prize winner, Kim Krawiec, the Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor of Law, partnered with a transplant surgeon to tackle issues surrounding cross-border donation systems. Their work resulted in the first transplant of a kidney through “reverse transplant tourism,” a novel form of transplantation combining complex donor chains in the United States with patients in developing countries.
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Recent Activities

  • Jack Knight
    Professor Knight gave a lecture at the University of Catanzaro, Italy.
    (April 04, 2014)
  • Joseph Blocher
    Professor Blocher participated in the panel discussion, "Grappling with Crime ad Mass Shootings in Today's Gun Landscape," during the Harvard Journal on Legislation's 2015 Symposium, "Firearms in America: Safety and Liberty."
    (February 11, 2015) » More
  • Jonathan B. Wiener
    Professor Wiener presented “Precaution, Food Safety, and Risk Regulation in the US and Europe,” Food Working Group, Duke University.
    (December 03, 2014)

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Recent Scholarship

  • Maj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
    Casualties and Polls: Some Observations, Just Security (May 26, 2015)
  • Curtis A. Bradley
    Customary International Law's Uncertain Status in the US Legal System (2015)
  • Barak D. Richman
    The Mechanics of Statelessness: Peering into the Diamond Industry and the Institutions of Trust-Based Exchange, Inequality, Trust, and Ethics Conference: London 2015 (2015)
  • Ryke Longest
    Larding up the NC Farm Bill, News & Observer (May 15, 2015)
  • Carolyn McAllaster
    CDC HIV Prevention Funding Policy is Hurting the Hard-Hit Southern U.S., TheBody.com (May 12, 2015)

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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 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 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, which is law and race; law and politics; and law, race, and politics.

  •  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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    Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy
    The Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy supports and facilitates campus-wide research and scholarship that explores the impact of genome sciences on all aspects of life, human health, and social policy.

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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.

 

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