Videos tagged with OUTLaw

  • Please join the Center for International and Comparative Law for a discussion with Professor Frank Upham of NYU Law on "Same-Sex Marriage and Gender Issues in Japan." Moderated by Professor Laurence Helfer, Duke Law. Co-sponsored by the Duke Japanese Law Society, the Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, and Duke OutLaw.

  • Duke's Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP) invites you to join us as we discuss the legal, social, and economic, challenges that DACA recipients face and highlight the resilience of the undocumented communities, the status of community mobilization efforts, and actions allies can take.

    Appearing: Luis Basurto Villanueva JD '21, introductions ; Prof. Kate Evans (Duke Law), moderator ; Reyna Montoya and Vanessa Luna, former undocumented immigrants and activists, and Jeffrey Davidson, a partner at Covington & Burling and a DACA defender.

  • 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.

  • Professor Macarena Sáez, Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Fellow in International Legal Studies at American University Washington College of Law, and Professor Laurence R. Helfer , Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Duke Law, give a talk titled "New Developments in LGBT Rights within the Inter-American System."

  • Eric Gitari, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) in Kenya, gives a talk on "Litigating LGBTIQ Rights: The Kenya Experience." Gitari draws from social factors (constitutional dictatorship, poverty, institutional corruption, etc) underlying the remaking of Kenya's Constitution in 2010, from its ongoing implementation, and from his own involvement in three pending test cases concerning sexual orientation and gender identity. The talk is moderated by Laurence Helfer, Harry R. Chadwick, Sr.

  • 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 on the legal challenge to HB 2 filed in March by the North Carolina ACLU. Panelists include Chris Brook, Legal Director at the North Carolina ACLU and one of the lawyers challenging the law; Scott Skinner-Thompson '08, a professor at NYU Law whose research focuses on LGBTQ issues; and Erica Lachowitz, a business applications manager in Charlotte who has previously spoken out about the impact of the law on the trans* community.

    Sponsored by WLSA, OUTLaw, ACS, CAGV, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

  • In anticipation of future discussions about HB 2, OUTLaw sponsored a a lunch talk by Rachel See '00 (NLRB, National Center for Transgender Equality). Ms. See discussed how to talk about trans* issues and the landscape of the current law. This talk is in conjunction with WLSA's "Carcano v McCrory: A Look at the Lawsuit Challenging HB 2."

    Sponsored by OUTLaw.

  • As marriage equality seems poised to take effect nation-wide in America within the immediate future, many advocates of LGBT rights are shifting their energies towards challenging other forms of discrimination faced by LGBT individuals, both domestically and internationally. Duke Law Professor Laurence R. Helfer presents a lecture on the current state of LGBT rights and issues across the globe, drawing from his own well-recognized work in international LGBT advocacy and human rights research. Co-sponsored by OutLaw, the Human Rights Law Society, and the International Law Society.

  • OUTLaw and the Duke Law chapter of the ACLU welcome Caitlin Breedlove, from Southerners On New Ground (SONG), Christopher Brook, from the ACLU of North Carolina, and Sharon Thompson, from the Sharon Thompson Law Group. The panel joins moderator, Professor Sharon Holland, Associate Professor in the Departments of English/ AAAS/ Women's Studies at Duke, in a discussion on Second Parent Adoption in North Carolina post Amendment 1.

  • David Lat, founding editor of Above the Law, and Chris Lafferty, of Practical Law Company and formerly Allen & Overy, discuss what summer associates can do to rise above their fellow associates and get the offer, as well as horror stories of associates who weren't so lucky. Sponsored by OUTlaw, the Practical Law Company, and Skadden.

    Recorded on March 19, 2009.

    Appearing: Speakers: David Lat and Chris Lafferty.

  • A panel discussing the diverse range of legal issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and families. A great opportunity to hear all the legal nuances and particularies LGBT citizens face. The panel includes Erwin Chemerinsky, Sharon Thompson, and Kathy Bradley. Sponsored by OUTlaw.

    Recorded on February 18, 2008.

    Appearing: Erwin Chemerinsky, Sharon Thompson, and Kathryn Webb Bradley, Janie Long, panelists.

  • Navigating Gender : A discussion on Gender Identity and Law in the United States. Gunner Scott (The Network/La Red), a renowned trans activist and national speaker for LGBT rights discusses the complex role gender identity plays in every day life and the respective legal battles people face across the country. This event is sponsored by OutLaw, DukeOut and the LGBT Center.

    Recorded on February 16, 2006.

  • Recorded on November 22, 2005.

    Appearing: Speakers: Kathi Westcott (Service Members Legal Defense Network) and Duke Law Professor Erwin Chemerinsky.

  • The Log Cabin Republicans represent the interests of conservative gays and lesbians in the U.S. Patrick Guerriero, President of the Log Cabin Republicans, briefly discusses what it means to confront stereotypes and encourage "new" elements of diversity in the Republican party and within the gay community. Sponsored by Duke Law Republicans, Duke Law Democrats, and OUTLaw.

    Recorded on January 27, 2005.

    Appearing: Patrick Guerriero (President of the Log Cabin Republicans), speaker.

  • Last month, the NC legislature voted to put an Amendment on the May Primary ballot that would ban all state recognition of unmarried couples, with potentially devastating consequences for LGBT couples, unmarried domestic violence victims, and children of unmarried parents.