New edition of Judicature

Judicial Independence: Under Attack

Featuring articles on judicial independence, civic education, bail reform, judicial temperament, proportionality and privacy, and more.


Bettering the Human Condition by Studying and Promoting the Rule of Law

The Bolch Judicial Institute’s mission is to study and advance rule-of-law principles, judicial independence, and law reform through technology and innovation.

Cover of the Summer 2021 edition of "Judicature" with words: Judicial Independence: Under Attack

Judicature Journal

Volume 105 Number 2

Judicature is the flagship publication of the Bolch Judicial Institute. Its mission is to create a forum for judges, practitioners, and academics to share scholarship, best practices, perspectives, and opinions.


Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter

Read the latest news and updates from the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School. Click here to subscribe to receive future updates from the Institute.

Meet Our Founders

Carl and Susan Bolch have come to appreciate the importance of the rule of law through their travels and their work. Carl Bolch Jr. (J.D. ’67) is chairman of RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. and an honorary member of Duke Law School’s Board of Visitors. Susan Bolch is an attorney who has served as general counsel of RaceTrac Petroleum and is a member of its board of directors.

Proportional Discovery Guidelines

The Institute released a new edition of the guidelines and best practices to achieve proportional discovery. The document’s drafters led a discussion in April 2021, and part of that recording, “Proportionality in Practice,” is available on YouTube.

What Does Fair and Impartial Judiciary Mean and Why is it Important?

Director David F. Levi delivered the keynote address in October for the Fair and Impartial Judiciary Symposium at the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement in Philadelphia.

Distinguished Judge in Residence

Justice Leondra R. Kruger of the California Supreme Court is one of several judges to have participated in the Bolch Judicial Institute’s Distinguished Judge in Residence program.



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