- Bolch Prize 2019 | Anthony M. KennedyAllyson K. Duncan | Samuel A. Alito | Bolch Judicial Institute | Anthony M. Kennedy | Bolch Prize | Dean David F. Levi | Events
April 11, 2019 - Retired United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy received the inaugural Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law on April 11, 2019, during a ceremony with Duke Law alumni and leaders from the North Carolina judiciary and legal community. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Judge Allyson K. Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and Bolch Judicial Institute Director David F. Levi were among the speakers. The Bolch Prize, given annually by the Bolch Judicial Institute, honors individuals or entities who have distinguished themselves in the preservation or advancement of the rule of law. It is a central component of the Institute’s mission to support and further the rule of law in the United States and around the world. By honoring those who do this work, the Bolch Prize draws attention to the ideals of justice and judicial independence and to the constitutional structures and safeguards that undergird a free society. The recipient is selected by the Advisory Board of the Bolch Judicial Institute. Originally recorded on April 11, 2019 at Duke Law School.
- 2019 Hardt Cup FinalsMoot Courts | Moot Court Board | Hardt Cup | Second Amendment | Constitutional Law | Events
April 09, 2019 - Zeke Starr '21 and Alexandra "Xan"Belzley ’21, argued Ass’n of N.J. Rife & Pistol Clubs v. Attorney General, N.J., a case involving a state restriction on possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines. Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge J. Michelle Childs of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, and Justice David E. Nahmias of the Georgia Supreme Court presided over the arguments. The Hardt Cup Competition was launched by students in the Class of 1964, in memory of their classmate, A. Lee Hardt, who died after completing his first year at Duke Law. The annual four-round competition for 1Ls is organized by the Moot Court Board and held in the weeks following spring break, with participation in the first round a mandatory component of the 1L Legal Analysis, Research and Writing curriculum. Participation in subsequent rounds, through which students can earn an invitation to join the Moot Court Board, is voluntary. This year, 234 students participated in the first round, 103 elected to continue to the second round, and 25 accepted invitations to join the Moot Court Board. Current Board members Alishan Alibhai ’20, Matthew Conrad ’19, David Davis ’20, and Neil Joseph ’20 served as 2018-19 Hardt Cup Coordinators. Sponsored by the Moot Court Board.
- Currie-Kenan Distinguished Lecture 2019 | Deborah L. Rhode, #MeToo: Why Now? What Next?Currie Lecture | Deborah L. Rhode | Legal Ethics | Women and the Law | Dean's Office | Lectures | Events
March 28, 2019 - Deborah L. Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law at Stanford University, delivers the Brainerd Currie Memorial and Kenan Institute for Ethics Distinguished Lecture, "#MeToo: Why Now? What Next?". Prof. Rhode, director of Stanford's Center on the Legal Profession and Program in Law and Social Entrepreneurship, is the most frequently cited scholar on legal ethics and the author or co-author of over 30 books in the area of professional responsibility, leadership, and gender. She has received the American Bar Association's Michael Franck Award for contributions to the field of professional responsibility and Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on expanding public service opportunities in law schools, the American Bar Foundation's W. M. Keck Foundation Award for distinguished scholarship on legal ethics and Outstanding Scholar Award, and the White House's Champion of Change Award for a lifetime's work in increasing access to justice. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Kenan Institute for Ethics.
- Driver's License Suspensions in North CarolinaBrandon L. Garrett | Danel Bowes | Criminal Law Society | Will Crozier | Marcia Morey | Diana Powell | Andrea Hudson | Events
March 25, 2019 - Professor Brandon Garrett and Daniel Bowes of the North Carolina Justice Center lead a discussion of driver's license suspensions in North Carolina. Also speaking are individuals who have had their driver's license suspended about how the experience affected their lives. Sponsored by the Duke Criminal Law Society.
- Kat Brown '19 talks about the Duke Law International LLM program.Kat Brown | International Studies | Interational LLM | Productions
March 20, 2019 - Kat Brown LLM '19, of Australia, talks about Duke Law's International LLM program.
- Lawrence Zelenak | Figuring Out The Tax, Faculty Author CelebrationLawrence A. Zelenak | Richard L. Schmalbeck | Tax Policy | Legal History | Lectures | Goodson Law Library | Dean's Office | Events
March 19, 2019 - Professor Lawrence A. Zelenak's discusses his , Figuring Out the Tax: Congress, Treasury, and the Design of the Early Modern Income Tax, which traces the history of our income tax system through stories of the remarkable personalities who shaped it. Professor Richard L. Schmalbeck provides introductory remarks. Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean.
- Kazuko Ito | The #MeToo Movement in JapanKazuko Ito | Human Rights in Practice | International Human Rights Clinic | Center for International & Comparative Law | Human Rights | International Law | Women and the Law | Events
March 18, 2019 - Kazuko Ito, the Secretary General of "Human Rights Now," a Japanese human rights NGO, will be speaking about the legal and advocacy work that her NGO has been doing surrounding the #MeToo movement in Japan. The program will be moderated by Professor Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Supervising Attorney for the International Human Rights Clinic. This event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society.
- Duke Law | Summer Immersion Silicon Valley 2018Law & Entrepreneurship LLM | Productions
March 14, 2019 - Seven rising 2L Duke Law students spent a week in Silicon Valley. They met with entrepreneurs, law firms, in-house counsel, and investors. The week, which capped off their summer intensive coursework, provided unique insight into entrepreneurship.
- Getting Forensics RightBrandon L. Garrett | Keith Harward | Wrongful Convictions Clinic | Peter Neufeld | M. Chris Fabricant | Criminal Law Society | Events
March 06, 2019 - What are the stakes when forensics go wrong? Keith Harward tells his story: he was exonerated by DNA testing, but spent 33 years in prison in Virginia for a murder he did not commit, based on multiple erroneous bite mark comparisons. Peter Neufeld, co-founder and co-director of the Innocence Project joins in the conversation. M. Chris Fabricant, who directs special litigation for the Innocence Project, moderates. Prof. Brandon Garrett introduces the panel. The conference is made possible for the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Science (CSAFE), and it is also supported by the Innocence Project. Sponsored by the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic and Criminal Law Society.
- The Second Amendment & The Supreme CourtCenter for Firearms Law | Second Amendment | Joseph Blocher | Walter E. Dellinger III | Sanford Levinson | Panels | Events
March 04, 2019 - University of Texas law professor Sanford Levinson joins Duke's own Walter Dellinger for a conversation about the Supreme Court, the Second Amendment, and the future of gun rights and regulation. Levinson's article The Embarrassing Second Amendment is regarded as one of the foundational pieces of scholarship in the area. Dellinger argued District of Columbia v. Heller. Moderated by Joseph Blocher. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law.
- The Second Amendment & The Prevention of TyrannyMaj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr | George A. Mocsary | Darrell A.H. Miller | David B. Kopel | Center on Law, Ethics and National Security | Second Amendment | Panels | Center for Firearms Law | Events
February 28, 2019 - Two leading firearms law scholars, David B. Kopel, research director at the Independence Institute and associate policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and George A. Mocsary of the Southern Illinois University School of Law, join Professor Charles Dunlap and Professor Darrell Miller for a discussion of The Second Amendment and the Prevention of Tyranny. Co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law and the Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security.
- Aaron Klein | The Secret to Combat Income Inequality without Raising Taxes: Real Time PaymentsAaron Klein | Global Financial Markets Center | Lectures | Events
February 26, 2019 - Most of us rarely think about how we pay for goods and services. For millions of working families, America's slow and antiquated payment system costs billions through check cashers, pay day lenders, and bank overdraft fees. America's payment system is among the slowest in the world for major economies. Recognizing the need to improve, the Federal Reserve recently requested thoughts on how to upgrade America's payment system to operate in real time. Aaron Klein discusses how the payment system contributes to income inequality and what to do about it. Klein is a fellow in Economic Studies and policy director of the Center on Regulation and Markets at the Brookings Institution. He focuses on financial regulation and technology, macroeconomics, and infrastructure finance and policy. Sponsored by the Global Financial Markets Center.
- Cybersecurity Law and Policy: What Are the Top Issues for 2019?Center on Law & Technology | Center on Law, Ethics and National Security | Law and Technology | Panels | Events
February 06, 2019 - What are the top cybersecurity issues for 2019? Panelists discuss these topics. Panelists include: Ari Schwartz, the Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services at Venable, Jen Ellis, Vice President of Community and Public Affairs at Rapid 7, and Sam Curry, Chief Product Officer at Cybereason. Shane T. Stansbury (Duke Law), moderates. Sponsored by the Center for Law, Ethics and National Security and Duke Center on Law & Technology
- Robert R. Wilson Lecture | H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr., Civil Rights as Human RightsCivil Rights | Human Rights | Lectures | Legal History | Robert R. Wilson Lecture | H. Timothy Lovelace Jr. | Events
February 05, 2019 - H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr., the John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History, gives the annual Robert R. Wilson Lecture titled, "Civil Rights as Human Rights." A member of the faculty of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Professor Lovelace is an expert in legal history, civil rights, human rights, and constitutional law. Before joining the Indiana Law faculty, he served as the assistant director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Lovelace earned his J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean.
- Panel on India Supreme Court Decision Decriminalising Homosexual ActsHuman Rights in Practice | Laurence R. Helfer | Human Rights | International Human Rights Clinic | Center for International and Comparative Law | Vardhman Kumar | Menaka Guruswamy | Arundhati Katju | Events
January 30, 2019 - On Sept. 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the "criminalisation of consensual conduct between adults of the same sex" is unconstitutional. Duke Law presented a panel discussion on the case and LGBTI rights in India featuring Vardhman Kumar, Menaka Guruswamy, and Arundhati Katju, moderated by Prof. Laurence R. Helfer. This event is part of the Duke Law Human Rights in Practice series organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by: Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity; Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; Fuqua Pride; Human Rights Law Society; International Law Society; OUTLaw; Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; Sanford Pride; Sexuality Studies; and South Asian Law Students Association. Decriminalizing Homosexuality in India: Love, Law, & the Constitution For more information visit: https://law.duke.edu/news/decriminalizing-homosexuality-india-love-law-a...
- Duke Law | Program in Law & Entrepreneurship: At the Intersection of Law, Business & InnovationErika J.S. Buell | Kip Frey | Law & Entrepreurship | LLMLE | Productions
January 28, 2019 - The Law and Entrepreneurship LLM at Duke Law integrates rigorous coursework, real-world experience, and high-level networking opportunities to position you to advise, create, and lead the innovative ventures that will drive tomorrow's global economy. Visit: https://law.duke.edu/llmle/ for more information.
- GDPR and Cambridge Analytica: What is the Future of Transatlantic Privacy?Jolynn Delinger | David Hoffman | Leonardo Cervera Navas | Dan Caprio | Panels | Law and Technology | Events
January 25, 2019 - January 28th of every year is Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Leonardo Cervera Navas, Prof. David Hoffman and Prof. Jolynn Dellinger started Data Privacy Day eleven years ago with an event at Duke Law School to discuss transatlantic cooperation in privacy and data protection. Prof. Hoffman moderates a panel discussion including Prof. Jolynn Dellinger, Mr. Leonardo Cervera Navas (Director of the European Data Protection Supervisor), and Dan Caprio (Former Chief Privacy Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce and Chief of Staff to U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Orson Swindle), to discuss the current state of privacy, including the recently enacted E.U. General Data Protection Regulation and efforts to pass a comprehensive U.S. privacy law. Sponsored by Prof. Hoffman, Intel Corporation, the Triangle Privacy Research Hub, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, and the Duke Center on Law & Technology.
- Executive Power & The Office of Legal Counsel: A Conversation with Walter DellingerWalter E. Dellinger III | H. Jefferson Powell | Constitutional Law | Discussions | Public Interest | Events
January 24, 2019 - Professor Walter E. Dellinger III (former Assistant Attorney General in charge of OLC) discusses the role the Office of Legal Counsel plays in Executive branch decision making, key moments and figures in the Office's history, and stories from his time leading the office during the Clinton Administration. The discussion was led by Professor H. Jefferson Powell (former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, OLC). Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, and the Government and Public Interest Society
- Joseph Blocher & Darrell Miller | The Positive Second Amendment: Faculty Author CelebrationJoseph Blocher | Darrell A.H. Miller | Panels | Constitutional Law | Second Amendment | Margaret Lemos | Goodson Law Library | Dean's Office | Events
January 16, 2019 - Joseph Blocher and Darrell A.H. Miller discuss their book, "The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller". This title is the first comprehensive post-Heller account of the history, theory, and law of one of the Constitution's most recognized - and perhaps most misunderstood rights: the right to keep and bear arms. Senior Associate Dean Margaret H. Lemos leads the conversation. Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean.
- Alice Dias '19 talks about the Duke Law International LLM programAlice Dias | International Studies | International LLM | Productions
January 14, 2019 - Alice Dias LLM '19, from Brazil, talks about the Duke Law International LLM program.
- Chaim Saiman | Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of LawChaim Saiman | Lectures | Center for International & Comparative Law | Events
January 10, 2019 - Chaim Saiman, Professor of Law at the Charles Widger School of Law, Villanova University, will discuss his recent book, "Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law" (Princeton University Press, 2018). "In this panoramic book, he traces how generations of rabbis have used concepts forged in talmudic disputation to do the work that other societies assign not only to philosophy, political theory, theology, and ethics but also to art, drama, and literature." Co-sponsored by Duke Law School and the Duke Center for Jewish Studies.