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Public Domain Day 2024 Public Domain Day 2024

Creative works from 1928, and sound recordings from 1923 entered the public domain on Jan. 1. They include the first representations of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from the Disney animated short Steamboat Willie.

Clinical Professor of Law Jennifer Jenkins, director of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain, released her annual list of prominent works and did extensive media interviews leading up to Jan. 1, 2024. Jenkins, who teaches intellectual property, copyright, and trademark law at Duke Law, speaks on the importance of releasing copyrighted works for the public to freely copy, share, and build on, arguing that it gives new life to dormant works and fuels more creativity. Jenkins welcomes media inquiries at

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Apple GC Kate Adams speaks at 2023 Convocation

The distinguished speaker for Duke Law's 2023 Convocation Ceremony was Kate Adams, general counsel at Apple. Adams serves on the company's executive team and oversees all legal matters. Read more about Duke Law School's graduation ceremony.

Deciphering the Arguments in NYSRPA v. Bruen

At this Nov. 11 event, Joseph Blocher and Jake Charles of Duke Law's Center for Firearms Law host a discussion with Mary McCord of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University Law Center. The conversation focuses on takeaways from the Nov. 3 Supreme Court oral arguments in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the first major Second Amendment case the Court will decide in a decade.

Lawyers & Leaders | Marc Elias '93

Dean Kerry Abrams speaks with Marc Elias '93, founder of Democracy Docket, chair of the political law group Perkins Coie in Washington, and one of the nation's foremost authorities on campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting law, and litigation, as part of the dean's Lawyers & Leaders series. 

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