Videos tagged with Legal History

  • 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.

  • Professor Lawrence A. Zelenak's discusses his , Figuring Out the Tax: Congress, Treasury, and the Design of the Early Modern Income Tax, which traces the history of our income tax system through stories of the remarkable personalities who shaped it.

    Professor Richard L. Schmalbeck provides introductory remarks.

    Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean.

  • H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr., the John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History, gives the annual Robert R. Wilson Lecture titled, "Civil Rights as Human Rights." A member of the faculty of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Professor Lovelace is an expert in legal history, civil rights, human rights, and constitutional law. Before joining the Indiana Law faculty, he served as the assistant director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Lovelace earned his J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

  • Thavolia Glymph, the John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History and a professor in the departments of History and African & African American Studies at Duke University gives the annual Robert R. Wilson Lecture titled, "'You will please let me know if we are free:' The Dissolution of Property Rights in Human Beings in War and the Bounds of Freedom."

  • Rebecca J. Scott, the John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History, delivered Duke University's 2017 Robert R. Wilson Lecture. Prof. Scott's lecture, "Adjudicating Status in a Time of Slavery: Luisa Coleta and the Capuchin Friar (Havana, 1817)," asks to what extent the exercise of authority under slavery was constrained by law. Was the Caribbean war refugee named Coleta a slave, or was she a free woman?

  • During the Civil War the U.S. confronted a growing population of refugees and a humanitarian crisis. The refugees of the Civil War were predominantly slaves - and increasingly women and children - who fled slavery hoping to get to Union military lines in the South. By the end of the Civil War, tens of thousands had passed through, and many died in, refugee camps. In today's language, they constituted an internally displaced population and simultaneously, a stateless people.

  • "What, precisely, is the legal evil of slavery?" Adrienne Davis, the John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of American Legal History examines this question and other aspects of slavery's intersection with law when she delivers Duke University's annual Robert R. Wilson Lecture. Professor Davis is visiting Duke Law during the fall 2013 semester from Washington University in St. Louis, where she is Vice Provost and the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law.

  • On Monday, April 11, at 5 p.m., Evelyn Higginbotham, our inaugural John Hope Franklin Professor of Law and History, will present a special lecture entitled "A Summons to History: The African American Historical Perspective in the Legal Battle for Racial Equality."

  • 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.

  • Professor Mary Dudziak of the University of Southern California School of Law presents the Duke Law Journal Fall Lecture: "Working Toward Democracy: Thurgood Marshall and the Constitution of Kenya."

    Recorded on November 10, 2006.

    Full title: Working Toward Democracy: Thurgood Marshall & the Constitution of Kenya.

    Appearing: Catherine Fisk (Duke University School of Law), introducer; Mary Dudziak (University of Southern California School of Law), speaker.

  • Introduction by Christopher Schroeder. Great Lives in the Law features renowned historian and James B. Duke Professor Emeritus John Hope Franklin, in conversation with Duke Law Professor Walter Dellinger.

    Sponsored by the Program in Public Law.

    Recorded on October 26, 2004.

  • April 17, 2009 - The Law School gathered to celebrate the life of Dr. John Hope Franklin and his contributions as a member of the Duke Law community and a renowned legal historian. Speakers include Duke Law Professor Walter Dellinger and UNC Professor Emeritus William Leuchtenburg, who co-taught Dr. Franklin's course at Duke Law from 1985 to 1992. They were joined by Professor Thavolia Glymph, Associate Professor and Interim Chair of African & African American Studies at Duke University. Dean David Levi moderated the discussion.