Defending free speech
First Amendment Clinic caps off successful first year, readies new Campus Speech Database.
D.C. Institute offers introduction to law school
Duke Law faculty to teach alongside U.S. Senator and former White House counsel
Forging paths and making connections
Duke's Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program offers networking and experiential learning opportunities
The tech issue
Teaching lawyers to lead the way with a focus on ethics and interdisciplinary engagement.
Judge Allyson Duncan '75 tells grads to value "serendipity," seize opportunities that come their way.
Stenberg v. Carhart
In 1997, the Nebraska Legislature voted to ban a procedure known as partial-birth abortion. Although the ban's supporters argued that it only affected certain late-term abortions, abortion provider Dr. LeRoy Carhart feared that the law would affect other common abortion procedures. He sued the state, arguing that the ban placed an unconstitutional burden on a woman's right to an abortion. The case eventually went to the Supreme Court and became the focus of the ongoing political and cultural battle over abortion rights.