Videos tagged with Duke Bar Association

  • Research has shown a link between cruelty towards animals and other violent crimes, namely domestic violence. Abusers may use a companion animal as a tool of their abuse and often times victims who stay in the homes of their abusers do so because they are concerned for the safety of their animals. The first speaker was Join Elizabeth Herron, legal advocate with the Durham Crisis Response Center and Marie Inserra, EEO Counsel for Durham County Human Resources.

  • The Duke Law Innocence Project welcomed Benjamin Rachlin to discuss his new book, "Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption." Rachlin's debut chronicles the wrongful conviction and subsequent exoneration of Willie Grimes. Rachlin was joined by Mr. Grimes, who was exonerated in 2012 after being wrongly incarcerated for 24 years, and his attorney, Chris Mumma. Ghost of the Innocent Man also chronicles the creation of the NC Innocence Inquiry Commission, which was spearheaded by Ms. Mumma and Duke Law Professors Theresa Newman and James Coleman.

  • Ag-Gag legislation conceals abuse in animal agriculture by criminalizing whistleblowers who go undercover in factory farms to record footage of the atrocities taking place. These laws act as a barrier, preventing the public from learning the truth about what is happening in this industry. A number of states, including North Carolina, have effectuated these laws.

  • A discussion for the law community with panelists Professor Walter Dellinger, Professor Neil Siegel, Professor Guy Charles, Professor Chris Schroeder, Professor Stephen Sachs and Professor David Schanzer on the constitutional and legal framework surrounding the recent executive orders issued by the new administration.

    Recorded on January 31, 2017

    Co-sponsored by Outlaw, Muslim Law Students Association, and Duke Bar Association.

  • A panel discussion featuring Duke Law Professors Stuart Benjamin and Chris H. Schroeder, Maryland Law Professor David Gray, and Intel Global Privacy Officer David A. Hoffman discussing recent dust-ups between the U.S. Department of Justice and tech firms like Microsoft and Apple. The panel considers the best legal arguments available to the parties in their respective cases, the role of the telecommunications and technology industry in the privacy debates, and implications for national security and international business interests.

  • The Duke Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society welcomed Justice Sue Bell Cobb, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 2007-2011, for a discussion on the troubling optics and perverse incentives of judicial elections and ensuing effects on the independence of our state judiciaries and the legal profession as a whole.

    Sponsored by the Duke Bar Association and the National Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

  • A discussion of China's economy with Professor Lawrence Baxter and Gao Xiqing '86, former Vice Chairman, President and Chief Investment Officer of the China Investment Corporation.

    Co-sponsored by Alumni & Development and the Duke Bar Association.

  • A panel discussion and talk about the EPA's proposed rule under the Clean Air Act 111(d). This rule will regulate the greenhouse gas emissions of existing power plants. The anticipation of the new compliance standards has created a whirlwind of legal inquiries of interest to regulators and companies alike. Insights of Professor Jonas Monast (Duke Law School), Professor William Pizer (Sanford School of Public Policy), and Professor Jonathan Wiener (Duke Law School) will cover both economic and international perspectives on the issue.

  • Discussion of the role that elections play on our justice system.

    Recorded on October 31, 2007.

    Full title: Elected Justice: The Impact of Electing Judges & Prosecutors.

    Appearing: Speakers: Judge Boyce Martin of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Durham County Judge Marcia Morey, and Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby ; moderated by Paul Carrington.

  • Raised in Asheboro, NC and a graduate of Duke, Couch was a military prosecutor who refused to bring charges against Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Guantanamo Bay prisoner linked to 9/11, because he thought the evidence was tainted by torture. For Lt. Col. Couch, the Slahi case represented a wrenching personal challenge: a collision between the government's objectives and his moral compass. Couch will be speaking about his personal experiences and the reason behind his courageous decision. Sponsored by International Human Rights Law Society, Career Services, and DBA.

  • The inaugural Duke Law Leadership Experience features speakers, a communications workshop, and alumni panel and provides students with insights and skills to use their law degrees to become leaders in their communities. Professor Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, gives the inaugural Duke Law Leadership Experience keynote address.

    Recorded on January 19, 2007.

    Lecture titled: Using Law to Lead Social Change.

    Conference title: Duke Law Leadership Experience 2007.

  • CNN Headline News host and jury consultant Paul Lisnek shares strategies for lawyers to commuicate more effectively

    Recorded on January 19, 2007.

    Lecture titled: The Lawyer's Critical Tool: Communication Strategies.

    Conference title: Duke Law Leadership Experience 2007.

    Appearing: Paul Lisnek, speaker.

  • Recorded on September 11, 2002.

    Full title: September 11 Forum: A Year Later: Examining the Emerging Legal Questions.

    Appearing: Speakers: Michael Byers, Madeline Morris, Chris Schroeder, and Scott Silliman.

  • Professors Scott Silliman and Christopher Schroeder answered questions related to the possible responses this country might make to this act of terrorism, September 12, 2001.

    Recorded on January 01, 2012.

    Full title: An Open Forum to Discuss the World Trade Center Disaster.

    Appearing: Scott Silliman, Executive Director of the Duke Law School's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, and Duke Law Professor Christopher Schroeder.