Events 2002-2006

2005-2006 Archive

  • U.S. National Security Strategy: Finding the Right Balance
    Expert panelists from academia, and the military, intelligence, diplomatic, and media sectors to address such issues as how best to balance national security and civil liberties (more)
    April 20-21, 2006
  • "Delegating Sovereignty: Constitutional and Political Perspectives" workshop (more)
    March 3 and 4, 2006
  • "Great Lives in the Law"
    Linda Greenhouse, Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times(more)
    February 13, 2006
  • "The Terrorist Threat and the War in Iraq: The View from Europe"
    Danish Ambassador Friis Arne Peterson (more)
    January 12, 2006
  • "Internet Journalism: Where Is It Going and How Is It Affecting Public Policy?"
    Cliff Sloan, Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, The Washington Post Company's Internet and New Media subsidiary and the publisher of, and
    January 11, 2006
  • Westcott and Chemerinsky discuss FAIR v. Rumsfeld
    co-sponsored by OUTlaw (more)
    November 22, 2005
  • Sirica and Nixon: A High Stakes Contest Over Executive Privilege
    President Richard NixonPresident Nixon's letter regarding the tapes that ultimately brought down his presidency was donated to his alma mater, a gift of Judge Sirica's son, John Sirica, Jr., T '76. (more)
    November 21, 2005
  • Replacing the Justice in the Middle: Selection Standards, Superprecedents, and Constitutional Change
    Dawn Johnsen ( more)
    November 16, 2005
  • Storming the Court
    Brown Bag Lunch Series presents Brandt Goldstein, author of Storming the Court (more)
    October 31, 2005
  • What's the Matter with Democrats?
    William Greider, national affairs correspondent for "The Nation" ( more)
    October 17, 2005
  • Practical Politics and the Law Series presents Joe Andrew
    Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Joe Andrew will explain his journey through politics ( more)
    October 18, 2005
  • Practical Politics and the Law Series presents Paul Hackett
    Hackett and BatesNew Program in Public Law series offers students insight into political process. Ohio Congressional candidate Paul Hackett discusses his recent election campaign ( more)
    October 5, 2005
  • The Global War on Terrorism: Taking Stock
    ( more)
    September 28, 2005
  • Great Lives in the Law presents Janet Reno
    Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno (more) ( The Chronicle Online)
    September 26, 2005
  • Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist
    A Discussion of the Legacy of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist (webcast)
    September 8, 2005
  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
    Justice O'Connor
    Panel considers the legacy of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court and the implications of replacing her with Judge Roberts (more) ( webcast)
    August 29, 2005

2004-2005 Archive

  • Program in Public Law Conference: Reforming the Supreme Court
    logo for court reformApril 9th conference focuses on Supreme Court Reform (more) (Conference)
    Carrington and Cramton's book Reforming the Court now available
    April 9, 2005

  • Program in Public Law Conference: Reforming the Supreme Court
    logo for court reformApril 9th conference focuses on Supreme Court Reform (more) (Conference)
    April 9, 2005
  • Strategies for the War on Terrorism: Taking Stock
    Jane HarmanTop national security experts gather at Duke for "Strategies for the War on Terrorism: Taking Stock" conference, sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security and co-sponsored by the Program in Public Law (more) (Conference)
    April 7-8, 2005
  • Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey
    ComeyDeputy Attorney General Defends USA Patriot Act (more)
    March 22, 2005

  • Ambassador Daniel Ayalon
    Ambassador Daniel AyalonIsraeli Ambassador to the U.S. Daniel Ayalon speaks about "Prospects for Peace in the Middle East" (more)
    March 7, 2005

  • Meeting the Threat: A Symposium on Counter Terrorism
    logo for symposium Feb 4th symposium features experts on the front lines of investigating and prosecuting terrorists (more)
    February 4, 2004
  • Great Lives in the Law presents Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Great Lives in the Law presents Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A “Lady” Who Led the Fight for Gender Equity (more)
    January 31, 2005
  • Great Lives in the Law presents John Hope Franklin
    FranklinWalter Dellinger interviews renowned historian John Hope Franklin as Great Lives in the Law series continues Oct. 26 at Duke Law School (more)
    October 25, 2004
  • SEC Commissioner Roel Campos
    SEC Commissioner Roel Campos will speak at Duke Law School
    September 30, 2004
  • ACLU President Nadine Strossen
    Nadine StrossenACLU President Nadine Strossen in conversation with Duke Law Professor Erwin Chemerinsky Sept. 30 at Duke Law School (more)
    September 30, 2004
  • Georgetown Professor of Law Neal Katyal
    The Use of Military Commissions to Try Suspected Terrorists, presented by Neal Katyal, Professor of Law, Georgetown School of Law
    September 29, 2004
  • Professor Curtis Bradley
    BradleyProfessor Curtis Bradley to join Duke Law faculty (more)
    September 29, 2004

  • Professor Erwin Chemerinsky
    Erwin ChemerinskyJustice Stephen Breyer should recuse himself from ruling on constitutionality of federal sentencing guidelines, Duke Law Professor Erwin Chemerinsky says (more)
    September 29, 2004
  • Preview of the Upcoming Supreme Court Term
    Professor Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Neil Siegel
    September 27, 2004
  • Public Address by Jamie Gorelick
    GorelickCould 9-11 have been prevented if intelligence errors had not been committed? What changes should be made to prevent something like this from happening again? Is that even the right question to be asking? (more)
    September 22, 2004
  • Program in Public Law Conference: Interrogation, Detention and the Powers of the Executive - A Series of RoundtablesCamp Delta
    Program in Public Law's Sixth Annual Conference. The war on terror raises important issues regarding the appropriate treatment of detainees, implicating questions of constitutional law, domestic law and international law. Can the President selectively direct some detainees into indefinite military detention and others into the criminal justice system? What interrogation techniques are appropriate and legal? How extensive is the power of the Commander-in-Chief? (more)
    September 17, 2004
  • Constitutional Law: Is Doctrine Possible
    A debate by Former Solicitor Generals Walter Dellinger and Charles Fried
    (Co-Sponsored with The Federalist Society)
    September 16, 2004
  • Trying International Terrorists: The Options
    Norm Abrams, Professor of Law, UCLA
    September 10, 2004
  • USA Patriot Act: Civil Liberties and the War on Terror
    Professor Chris Schroeder & Professor Scott Silliman discuss (more)
    September 7, 2004

2002-2004 Archive

  • Program in Public Law Conference: The Scholarships and Contributions of William Van Alstyne
    Fifth Annual Public Law Conference (more)
    April 16-17, 2004
  • Justice Kennedy at the Law School
    KennedyJustice Anthony Kennedy visited Duke November 18-19. He taught sessions of Professor Van Alstyne's and Professor Chemerinsky's constitutional law classes. He also met with students at lunch on November 18 for informal questions and answers. Monday evening he spoke to law faculty and invited guests at dinner.
    November 18-19, 2003
  • Nixon Legacy Remembered
    NixonOn November 14, a distinguished panel discussed the legacy of Richard M. Nixon, '37. The group included Ray Price, President Nixon's longtime speech writer and friend, Ole Holsti, Duke political science professor, Philip Lacovara, Watergate special prosecutor's office, and Ed Nixon, President Nixon's youngest brother. The event was chaired by Professor David Lange, and was brought to fruition through the inspiration and hard work of Randy Cook, '03. The event was recorded and simultaneously webcast. The archived webcast is available for viewing.
    November 14, 2003
  • Great Lives in the Law presents Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
    O'ConnorAs part of the Law School's Great Lives in the Law series, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor spent a day at the law school on March 18, 2003. Before a large audience, Professor Walter Dellinger and Justice O'Connor discussed her experience at Stanford Law School, her law practice, her legislative career, and her experiences as the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The discussion was taped and is available on reserve in the law school library.
    March 18, 2003
  • Ken Starr discusses his latest book at the Law School
    StarrKen Starr, a Duke Law alumnus, visited the Law School on Monday, Jan. 13 to lead a discussion of his latest book, First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life . Ken Starr has served as solicitor general of the United States, a federal appellate judge, and an independent counsel. He is now a partner with the firm of Kirkland and Ellis. The discussion was recorded and the archived webcast is available.
    January 13, 2003
  • Duke Law Faculty speak out on the War Against Terrorism
    At the request of Senator Robert Byrd, Professor Van Alstyne recently sent a letter to Senator Byrd discussing the Constitutional requirements for entering into a war with Iraq. (more)
    August 7, 2002