Videos tagged with J. Michael Goodson Law Library

  • 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.

  • Retired Journalist, Lew Powell, exoneree Bob Kelly, his attorney, Mark Montgomery, as well as Jennifer Behrens from the Duke Law Library, spoke about the Little Rascals case that shook North Carolina with ultimately unsubstantiated accusations of toddlers and preschoolers being molested while at the daycare. It was one of multiple cases involving false allegations of child sexual abuse and Satanic rituals performed by daycare providers that swept the nation in the late 1980s and early 1990s.The Little Rascals Daycare Case Papers are now in the permanent collection of the J.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In observance of National Library Week, Duke Law alum and author Zephyr Teachout '99 speaks about her new book "Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United."

    Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library, the American Constitution Society, and the Program in Public Law.

  • 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.

  • Panel presentations and a discussion on law libraries and the study of law.

    Recorded on November 06, 2008.

    Panel titled: 21st Century Law Library.

    Appearing: Dick Danner, Senior Associate Dean for Information Services and Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty Research Professor of Law at Duke Law School; S. Blair Kauffman, Librarian and Professor of Law, Yale Law Library; and John G. Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean of Library and Information Resources, Harvard Law Library, panelists.