Videos tagged with Alumni

  • The Hon. Richard Gergel, U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina, speaks on his new book "Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring." The book details the impact of the blinding of Stg. Woodard on the thinking of President Truman and Judge Waring, and shows their influential roles in changing America's civil rights history. A question and answer session, moderated by Bolch Judicial Institute Director David Levi, follows Judge Gergel's presentation.

  • The 2019 National Library Week Alumni Author event featured Anders Walker (JD/MA 1998), Lillie Myers Professor of Law at St. Louis University School of Law. In his new book, The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America (2018), he presents a dramatic reexamination of the Jim Crow South from the perspectives of some of the most important American intellectuals, and explores their lasting impact on U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence.

    With an introduction by James Coleman Jr.

    Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library.

  • This 2018 National Library Week Alumni Author event featured Ben Fountain '83, critically acclaimed author of the novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" (2012) and the short story collection "Brief Encounters with Che Guevara" (2006). Fountain discussed his journey from attorney to full-time writer, and shared selected readings from his works of fiction as well as his forthcoming collection of essays on the 2016 election, "Beautiful Country, Burn Again" (2018).

    Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library.

  • The 2017 National Library Week Alumni Author event featured John D. Inazu (JD 2000), Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis.

    In his second book, Confident Pluralism (2016), he presents a framework for an increasingly polarized and divided America to live together peaceably and to explore deep differences in good faith.

    Introduction by Professor H. Jefferson Powell.

    Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and the American Constitution Society.

  • Moderated by Guy-Uriel Charles, Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law and founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics.

  • Duke Law Professor Joseph Blocher talked with Eric Michaux '66 about his experience as one of the first black students at Duke Law, a leader in the effort to integrate the North Carolina Bar Association, and the only black JAG lawyer serving in the Air Force in Vietnam. The conversation also explored the changes in the Duke and Durham communities over the last 50+ years.

    Held during the Alumni Weekend reunion in 2016.

    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni & Development.

  • Duke Law celebrated National Library Week with Jacinda Townsend, Law '95, author of "Saint Monkey." Professor Townsend's novel tells the story of the special friendship between two girls as they grow into young women in the Jim Crow South of the 1950s and early 1960s. "Saint Monkey" was published in 2014 and continues to receive recognition and awards, including the James Fenimore Cooper award for historical fiction and the Kafka Prize for Fiction.

    Co-sponsored by Goodson Law Library, the Black Law Students Association and the Women Law Students Association.

  • Alumni Reunion Weekend Award winners and slideshow.

  • Rawn James, Jr. '01 discusses his most recent book, "The Double V." James, an attorney in Washington, D.C., explores the history of the struggle for equality in the military and how this struggle gave rise to and supported the fight for equality in civilian society. This was a National Library Week event recognizing a law school alum and author, and was co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the Law & History Society, and the Veterans Disability Assistance Project.

  • Ember Reichgott Junge, Duke Law '77, tells the story behind the first charter school law. Thirty years ago there were no state charter schools. Today more than two million students attend charter schools in over 40 states and the District of Columbia. As a Minnesota state senator, Reichgott Junge worked for three years to ensure the passage of the initial charter school legislation. Her book, Zero Chance of Passage: The Pioneering Charter School Story, provides an insider's look at the legislative process and the compromises sometimes necessary as a bill becomes a law.

  • The Modern Environmental Movement draws from much older traditions, but the scientific study of relationships between organisms and their natural environment really exploded following the publication of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring." The policy response to this study led to the creation of many of the laws and law practice specializations which we call Environmental Law. Last year, John H.

  • Thank You!
    Duke Law students who participated in the fall Thank-a-thon say thank you to the school's donors for the opportunities their gifts make possible.