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First-year students talk about the diverse paths that led them to Duke Law School.
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The Storied Third Branch Submission Guidelines
The Storied Third Branch
Invitation to Submit Essays
State and federal court judges are invited to submit short stories from 500 to 1,500 words (2-3 pages) about a judge. We are looking for fact-based papers that will inform the public and make an addition to the history of the Third Branch. We plan to consider papers submitted by the 15th of each month and publish stories on the first day of the month. Papers should be sent to John.Rabiej@law.duke.edu.
Each month we will publish up to three new stories about judges told by judges. Over time we hope to create a substantial repository of history that is readily available to the public in manageable pieces. In this way, we hope to promote the “rule of law,” strengthen respect for the Third Branch, and generate more interest in the Third Branch, which may lead to deeper scholarly dives into the lives of individual judges.