- Jeffrey L. Fisher | Supreme Court LitigationLisa Kern Griffin | Jeffrey L. Fisher | Supreme Court | Program in Public Law | Constitutional Law | Events
February 08, 2016 - Professor Jeffrey L. Fisher - one of the most experienced and successful appellate advocates in the country - discusses his practice before the United States Supreme Court. Fisher leads Stanford's Supreme Court clinic. In an interview with Professor Lisa Kern Griffin, he addresses the cert. process and the Supreme Court's case selection, the role of oral argument, and some of his recent cases concerning marriage equality, digital privacy, and other criminal procedure issues. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law.
- James Boyle & Alden F. Abbot | Conservative v. Liberal in IP: (And What Does That Even Mean?)James Boyle | Alden F. Abbott | Federalist Society | Events
February 08, 2016 - Do intellectual property issues fall along party lines? The Federalist Society presents a discussion featuring Duke Law Professor James Boyle and Alden F. Abbott, Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow and Deputy Director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation and former Director of Patent and Antitrust Strategy for BlackBerry. Sponsored by the Federalist Society.
- Fisher Round Two: Is Affirmative Action Finished?American Constitution Society | Black Law Students Association | Asian Law Students Association | Constitutional Law | Supreme Court | Christopher Lott | Thomas B. Metzloff | Neil S. Siegel | Guy-Uriel Charles | Panels | Events
February 03, 2016 - The Supreme Court heard Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin for the second time in December, 2015. How will the Court rule this time? Could this signal the demise of race-conscious admissions policies? The American Constitution Society presents Christopher Lott, Duke's Assistant University Counsel, Professor Thomas Metzloff, Professor Neil Siegel and Professor Guy Charles for a discussion on Fisher II and affirmative action in general. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, Black Law Students Association, and Asian Law Students Association.
- Jean Baptiste Maillart | Islamic State and International Law: An IntroductionJean Baptiste Maillart | International Law Society | International Law | Lectures | Events
February 01, 2016 - Jean Baptiste Maillart, a visiting PhD student from the University of Geneva, he addresses the rise of Islamic State since 2014 as well as its brutality and cruel practices, often filmed and diffused online, that have sparked fear and indignity in the international community. The Islamic State's existence has also raised numerous legal issues under international law, some of which will be addressed in a series of lunch-time talks throughout the spring 2016 semester. This introductory session aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the history, structure and functioning of Islamic State as well as pointing out the main differences with Al-Qaeda. Some legal questions, such as the issue of statehood, will also be addressed. Sponsored by the International Law Society.