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

Our mission is to study and advance rule-of-law principles, judicial independence, and law reform through technology and innovation. Learn More »

Areas of Focus

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

The Judiciary

The Judiciary

Law & Technology

Law & Technology

Spotlights

2019 Bolch Prize Ceremony

Watch the full ceremony, featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Samuel A. Alito, Judge Allyson Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and Bolch Judicial Institute Director David F. Levi.

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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.

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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.

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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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