PUBLISHED:August 10, 2011

Meet the Fall 2011 visiting faculty

A Supreme Court justice will reprise his popular seminar on constitutional interpretation during the upcoming fall semester, joining a distinguished roster of visiting scholars, practitioners, and members of the federal judiciary in teaching and mentoring Duke Law students.

Visiting faculty

Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Supreme Court of the United States
Justice Alito returns in September to teach Current Issues in Constitutional Interpretation for the third consecutive year.  The intensive weeklong seminar guides upper-year students through an examination of important constitutional issues that have arisen in recent Supreme Court cases and uses them to consider broader questions of constitutional interpretation and Supreme Court practice, such as theories of interpretation and the role of stare decisis.

Mary L. Dudziak, University of Southern California
Professor Dudziak is visiting in the fall semester as the John Hope Franklin Chair in American Legal History while teaching 20th Century Constitutional History and Law and War in the 20th Century.  The Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law, History and Political Science at the University of Southern California, Dudziak is a leading legal historian whose research focuses on international approaches to legal history and the impact of war on American democracy. She has written extensively about the impact of foreign affairs on civil rights policy during the Cold War and other topics in 20th-century American legal history.

Matthew Adler, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
Professor Adler is teaching Constitutional Law. The Leon Meltzer Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Adler is a respected administrative law and constitutional law scholar.  He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including New Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis (Harvard, 2006; co-authored with Eric Posner); and of the forthcoming Well-Being and Fair Distribution: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis, which systematically discusses how to integrate considerations of fair distribution into policy analysis (Oxford 2011).  Adler has been recognized by students and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania with four awards for excellence in teaching.

Kenneth Broun, University of North Carolina School of Law
Professor Broun, the Henry Brandis Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of North Carolina School of Law, is teaching Evidence.  He has written and co-authored numerous books, including: various editions of McCormick on Evidence; Evidence:  Cases and Materials (with Robert P. Mosteller and Paul C. Giannelli); Black Lawyers White Courts: Soul Of South African Law; Problems in Evidence, 5th (with Kenneth S. Broun, Robert P. Mosteller and Paul C. Giannelli); Black Letter on Evidence, 3rd Ed. (Black Letter Outline Series) (with Walker J. Blakey);  and Brandis & Broun on North Carolina Evidence, now in its sixth edition.  He has served both as director and as a longtime Board of Trustees member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Rachel Brewster, Harvard Law School
Professor Brewster is teaching International Trade and a seminar on International Relations Theory during the fall semester.  At Harvard she is an assistant professor of law and affiliate faculty member of The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Her scholarly research and teaching focus on the areas of international law and international relations theory and international trade.  Her recent and forthcoming publications include: “The Remedy Gap: Institutional Design, Retaliation, and Trade Law Enforcement” George Washington Law Review (forthcoming 2011); “Stepping Stone or Stumbling Block: Incrementalism and National Climate Change Legislation,” 28 Yale Law and Policy Review 245 (2010); and “Shadow Unilateralism: Enforcing Trade Law at the WTO,” 30 University of Pennsylvania International Law Journal (2009).

Visiting professors of the practice of law

Ted Kaufman
Sen. Kaufman has been named a visiting professor of the practice of law; this fall, he will teach Federal Policy Making and supervise student externships in the Duke in D.C. program, which he co-founded at Duke Law in 2009.  Kaufman represented Delaware in the United States Senate from Jan. 16, 2009, to Nov. 15, 2010, after which he became chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.  He served on Sen. Joseph R. Biden’s staff from 1973 through 1994, including 19 years as chief of staff; he also held a senior position in all of Biden’s federal campaigns.  Kaufman has taught at Duke Law School since 1991; he also has taught in the Fuqua School of Business and the Sanford School of Public Policy. From 1995 to 1999, Kaufman served as co-chair of the Law School’s Center for the Study of Congress.

Charles J. Dunlap Jr.
Major General Dunlap (USAF, retired) is the former deputy judge advocate general of the United States Air Force. He was recently named the executive director of the Duke Center on Law, Ethics and National Security.  He co-teaches National Security Law and teaches Use of Force in International Law.  Now in his second year on the Duke Law faculty, Dunlap focuses his scholarship on national security, international law, civil-military relations, cyberwar, and military justice.

Kip Frey
Professor Frey has been named a visiting professor of the practice of law and director of the Law and Entrepreneurship LLM program, in which he also teaches Law and Entrepreneurship.  He is president and CEO of Zenph Sound Innovations, Inc., a technology start-up funded in 2009 by his former colleagues at Intersouth Partners, the largest and oldest venture capital firm in the Southeast.  Frey also has run several other venture-backed companies.  A 1985 Duke Law graduate and a member of the Board of Visitors, Frey has taught at Duke University for more than 15 years.


Judge James C. Dever III ’87, of the United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, returns to Duke Law to teach Sentencing and Punishment in the fall semester.

Judge Barbara J. Rothstein, of the United States District for the Western District of Washington is co-teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution with Professor Francis McGovern

The following federal appellate judges will judge Appellate Practice students’ briefs and preside over their oral arguments: