Videos tagged with Black Law Students Association

  • Individuals across disciplines are speculating about the potential benefits and costs of generative AI. This type of speculation becomes particularly pressing when the interests of already vulnerable populations are implicated. This panel will examine the effects of generative AI on marginalized groups.

  • As part of the Human Right in Practice series, join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic for this special International Week program. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges of engaging with supranational institutions, including the UN, in doing human rights advocacy, specifically with respect to racial justice.

  • The Human Rights in Practice speaker series presents discussions with noted practitioners on a wide range of current human rights issues. Our first program for the fall semester features Kaaren Haldeman (Former Vice-Chair, Durham Racial Equity Task Force), Dreisen Heath (Researcher/Advocate, US Program, Human Rights Watch), Yuvraj Joshi (Asst. Professor, Univ. of British Columbia Allard School of Law), and, Virginie Ladisch (Sr.

  • On January 6, 2021, a violent mob attempted to subvert and overthrow the democratic process. These insurrectionists were galvanized and cheered by numerous high-level Federalist Society lawyers. Mark Joseph Stern discusses the Federalist Society's role in the insurrection and attempt to subvert democracy, and their stunning silence in the wake of these tragic events. Stern is a legal analyst and Supreme Court correspondent at Slate, who has long covered the Federalist Society's impact on the judiciary.

  • A discussion and Q&A with thought leaders on the merits, issues, and trade-offs of defunding-to-reallocate budget initiatives.

    Appearing: Brandon Garrett (Duke Law), moderator; James Burch (Anti Police-Terror Project), Darrell Miller (Duke Law), and Christy Lopez (Georgetown Law), panelists.

  • The Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy 2017 symposium, Intersectionality and the Black Lives Matter Movement, addresses the importance of considering intersecting gender, racial, and sexual identities while discussing the Black Lives Matter movement. The third panel of the four-day series is entitled Black Lives Matter in School.

  • 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.

  • Recent events at Duke and around the country have raised the question of hate speech policies on college campuses. Can universities impose hate speech regulation? Do students really have the right to say whatever they want, even if it's offensive? Duke's Black Law Students Association sponsored a panel discussion with Professor Neil Siegel, Professor Stuart Benjamin, Professor Guy Charles, and Michael J. Schoenfeld, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations at Duke University about the merits of hate crime policies from a constitutional and university perspective.

  • A discussion with Professors Katharine Bartlett and Karla Holloway, based on the controversy surrounding the novels Go Set A Watchman and To Kill a Mockingbird. Moderated by Marcus Benning (Black Law Students Association) and Henry Washington (Black Student Alliance), the discussion explores such questions as: Who is Atticus Finch? What does "he" owe us? What, if anything, does the controversial sequel reveal, teach, or reflect about race in our culture and legal system? What, if anything, does it say about the law, ethics, and politics of Black Lives Matter?

  • Sparked by the Michael Brown shooting in Missouri, there is a renewed public discussion on troubled interactions between minorities and police. This panel, comprised of experts from various disciplines, offers observations and suggestions. Panelists include: Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University; Dr.

  • 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.

  • Join Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the inaugural John Hope Franklin Chair in American Legal History at Duke Law, as she speaks about her recent co-authorship of the 9th edition of John Hope Franklin's famous work From Slavery to Freedom. Professor Higginbotham will discuss Franklin's contribution to civil rights lawyers and the struggle for equality and justice for all. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association.

    Recorded on February 15, 2011.

    Full title: Rewriting History: From Slavery to Freedom & the Legacy of John Hope Franklin.

  • Kimberly Ayers Shariff discusses her role at Black Entertainment Television, divulges secrets on how to maintain a strong client relationships as a young attorney, and discusses potential barriers to moving in-house.

    Recorded on February 21, 2007.

  • Is the observance obsolete? Does it still serve a purpose? Professor Kevin Brown, Law Professor at Indiana University, addresses these issues and more.

    Recorded on February 08, 2007.

    Appearing: Kevin Brown (Indiana University), speaker.

  • Tired of folks telling you to cut coupons and stay away from Starbucks? Our team of financial professors, strategists and investors will discuss eliminating debt and investing in the future. Panelsists include: Wachovia Financial Advisor; NCIMED Credit Analyst; and Patrick Lyons, the author of "Map Your Financial Future: Starting the Right Path in Your Teens and Twenties."

    Recorded on October 18, 2006.

    Panel titled: Get a Financial Life: The Grad School Edition.

  • Michael Meltsner, currently a professor of law at Northeastern and formerly one of NAACP Legal Defense Fund's top lawyers who worked with Thurgood Marshall, will be speaking about his new book and his experiences as a civil rights attorney during the 1960s. Hosted by BLSA.

    Recorded on September 21, 2006.

    Appearing: Michael Meltsner (Northeastern University School of Law), speaker.

  • This election season, African-Americans like Barack Obama and Condoleezza Rice rose to the heights of the American political system, but 1.4 million African-American men (13% of the black male population) were ineligible to vote because of their involvement in the criminal justice system. This begs the question: "Is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream still alive?" Please join us at the Law School for a vigorous British Parliamentary style debate as we think critically about Dr. King's contribution and legacy to our nation.

  • In honor of Black History Month, Senior Lecturing Fellow Charles Becton '69 shares a personal story about the thrill of being a lawyer.
    Taken from a BLSA & Duke Law event "A Look Backward, Giant Steps Forward: The Honorable Charles Becton Speaks" on February 13, 2012.

  • The Center for International and Comparative Law and the Kenan Institute for Ethics in association with the Law & History Society, International Law Society, ICCSN, Human Rights Law Society, and BLSA invite all students to join, from The Hague, Judge Patrick Robinson of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (President, 2008-2011). Judge Robinson will discuss the role of the ICTY and international criminal courts in the pursuit of justice and reconciliation.