Videos tagged with Kerry Abrams

  • Melissa Murray, the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, gives the annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture. Murray, who is also the faculty director for the Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network at NYU Law, is a leading expert in family law, constitutional law, and reproductive rights and justice.

  • Members of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), the 2023 recipient of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law, discuss their efforts to coordinate an emergency evacuation of women judges in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover in 2021. The panel includes Justice Susan Glazebrook of the New Zealand Supreme Court, Justice Mona Lynch of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Judge Vanessa Ruiz of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Judge Patricia Whalen of the Vermont State Court, and Judge Robyn Tupman of the District Court of New South Wales.

  • The Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law presented the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) with the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law at a ceremony hosted at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art on March 1, 2023. The IAWJ was honored for their remarkable efforts to help evacuate, support, and resettle Afghan women judges after the Taliban retook control of the country in 2021.


  • On May 20, 2022, the Bolch Judicial Institute held a ribbon cutting celebration for the Bolch Prize pedestal installed at Duke Law School. The pedestal encases a glass shield — an enlarged version of the actual Bolch prize — with descriptive text and a list of all previous recipients. Appearing in this slideshow and taking part in the ceremony were:

  • There is great interest across government, industry, and academia in improving the U.S. innovation system, particularly in light of competitive threats from countries like China. American universities have long been a foundation of U.S. leadership in science, technology, and innovation. As with other U.S. innovation institutions, however, universities face complex challenges. This conference aims to outline a new framework for America’s universities in the context of the country’s long-term competitive future.

  • The Office of the Dean and Kerry Abrams host this discussion on 'Rising Anti-Asian Violence in the U.S.,' with guest speakers Robert Chang JD/MA '92, executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and professor of law at the Seattle University School of Law; Stephen Lee, professor of law and associate dean for Faculty Research and Development at the UC-Irvine School of Law; and Jo-Ann Yoo, executive director of the Asian American Federation. This discussion is moderated by Bethan Eynon, director of Public Interest Careers at Duke Law.

  • Dean Kerry Abrams launches Lawyers and Leaders, a new series of conversations with pathbreaking figures in the legal profession and beyond. Her first guest is Marc Elias '93, founder of Democracy Docket and the chair of the political law group Perkins Coie in Washington. A nationally recognized authority and expert in campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting law, and litigation, Marc represents the national Democratic Party, as well as dozens of U.S. senators, governors, representatives, campaigns, and other Democratic groups.

  • The Duke Law community came together to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Remarks were delivered from those who knew Justice Ginsburg personally or studied, taught, or engaged with her life's work.

    We have also set up a KudoBoard to allow members of the Duke community to share the ways in which Justice Ginsburg has influenced or inspired them (

    Sponsored by The Women's Law Students Association, the Program in Public Law, and the Dean's Office.

  • A celebration of the renaming of the Center for Science and Justice at Duke Law to honor a generous donation from alumnus and philanthropist Derek Wilson. Duke Law Dean Kerry Abrams introduces the event; Center Executive Director Thomas Maher speaks and Center Director Brandon Garrett moderates. The event features a keynote roundtable with renowned ProPublica and New York Times Magazine journalist Pamela Colloff, Texas parolee Joe Bryan and Duke Law rising 3L Sarah Champion, who worked on an amicus brief in Bryan's case.

  • Kerry Abrams, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law, hosts a conversation with Duke Law faculty members on the current state of policing throughout the United States, with an emphasis on how policies and biases impact communities of color. Panelists discuss the history of policing in the United States; address how political movements have been used to demand reform and how the current moment compares to earlier protests; the role of the law and the legal profession in maintaining the status quo; and how the law can be used to enact reforms.

  • Dean Kerry Abrams offers some opening remarks in celebration of the Duke Law Class of 2020.

  • David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute and president of the American Law Institute, talks with top law school deans about how they made the rapid transition to online learning and what the coming months and years might hold for law schools and students. Featuring Kerry Abrams, the James B. Duke and Benjamin N.

  • Mark A. Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, delivers the 2020 David L. Lange Lecture on Intellectual Property, "The Splinternet." Professor Lemley teaches intellectual property, patent law, trademark law, antitrust, the law of robotics and AI, video game law, and remedies.

  • Michael Dreeben '81, former U.S. Deputy Solicitor General, discusses his life in the law with Dean Kerry Abrams. From 1988 through 2019, Michael served in the Office of Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice, first as an Assistant to the Solicitor General and then as a Deputy Solicitor General. As Deputy Solicitor General from 1994 to 2019, he supervised the criminal docket for the United States in the U.S. Supreme Court and argued 105 cases before the Court. In June 2017, Michael was detailed to Office of Special Counsel Robert S.

  • Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, two members of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five, tell their stories to a Duke Law audience. They are the subjects of the Netflix series "When They See Us," which focuses on the conviction and later exoneration of Mr. Salaam, Mr. Santana and three others in the infamous Central Park jogger case. Dean Kerry Abrams welcomes the panelists to Duke Law and Professor Brandon Garrett interviews Mr. Salaam and Mr. Santana about their experiences. A question and answer period follows.

  • The Honorable Sundaresh Menon, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore, delivered the 2018-2019 Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Executive Power: Rethinking the Modalities of Control." The Chief Justice discussed the control of executive power in Singapore as compared to other legal systems.

    Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the Office of the Dean.

  • A panel discussion about Trump v. Hawaii and the travel ban litigation in relation to the legacy of the Japanese-American exclusion orders and internment during WWII. The panel features Dean Kerry Abrams, an expert on immigration law, Professor Eric Muller from UNC Law School, an expert on the Japanese-American exclusion cases, and Pratik Shah, co-head of Akin Gump's Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Duke Law Professor Matthew Adler moderates.

    Sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

  • On February 3, 2017 the Duke Law Journal held it's 47th annual Administrative Law Symposium on Exclusion, Inclusion, and the Administrative State.

    Introductory Remarks by Matthew D. Adler.

    Presenters Olatunde Johnson and Kris Collins; Commentators Nina Mendelson and Kerry Abrams; Moderator Guy-Uriel Charles.

  • Session 3: The New Landscape in Context—Immigration Adjudication

    Conference title: Charting the New Landscape of Administrative Adjudication

    Presenters: Catherine Y. Kim (Brooklyn Law School), Amy Semet (Columbia University), Michael Kagan (UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law), and Jennifer Lee Koh (UCI Law).

    Moderator: Dean Kerry Abrams (Duke Law School)