PUBLISHED:February 17, 2016

Duke Law scholars reflect on the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia and on the confirmation process ahead

Justice Scalia

The death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on Feb. 13 has prompted public tributes and remembrances from across the ideological spectrum alongside debates over Scalia’s legal legacy and potential replacements in the midst of a bitter presidential election campaign.

Duke Law faculty and jurists enrolled in Duke Law’s Masters of Judicial Studies LLM program have contributed to the discussion about Scalia in a variety of ways, from essays on his “originalist” theory of constitutional interpretation and scholarly examinations of constitutional conventions that can affect judicial nominations, to memories of meeting him at Duke Law, where he spoke to audiences of students and judges, taught classes to Judicial Studies candidates and students in the Duke-Geneva Summer Institute, and judged a moot court competition.

Analysis from Duke Law faculty

The New Yorker: Purdy looks at Scalia's "contradictory originalism"

BalkinizationNew article by Siegel and Bradley sheds light on constitutional conventions and replacing Justice Scalia

The TraceBlocher: Scalia’s gun rights legacy is likely to stand, no matter who replaces him

New York Times: Powell article cited in discussion of Scalia's jurisprudence

Memories from members of the Judicial Studies LLM program


Justice Scalia at Duke Law

Lives in the Law, May 22, 2015

Teaching at the Duke-Geneva Summer Institute in Transnational Law, 2011

Discussing his career for an audience of Duke Law students, 2009

Judging the 2009 Dean’s Cup Moot Court Competition

Duke Law Journal

Spotlight on presidential appointments: DLJ's 2015 Administrative Law Symposium explores a contentious issue