Announcing the 2023 Bolch Prize Recipient

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ)

The Bolch Judicial Institute has named the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) as the 2023 recipient of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law in recognition of the organization’s remarkable efforts to evacuate, support, and resettle Afghan women judges who, because of their gender and work as judges, have faced persecution and violence since the Taliban took control of the country in late 2021.

Announcing the 2023 Bolch Prize Recipient

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ)

The Bolch Judicial Institute has named the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) as the 2023 recipient of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law in recognition of the organization’s remarkable efforts to evacuate, support, and resettle Afghan women judges who, because of their gender and work as judges, have faced persecution and violence since the Taliban took control of the country in late 2021.

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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.

Judicature Vol 106 No 2 Cover

Judicature Journal

Volume 106 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.

Spotlights

Trauma-Informed Courts

As the academic leader of the N.C. Chief Justice’s Task Force on ACEs-Informed Courts, the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law is moving forward with plans to scale its trauma-informed courts curriculum by offering it to newly elected and appointed judges in North Carolina.

U.S. District Court Judge Paul W. Grimm of the District of Maryland, a 2016 graduate of Duke Law School’s Master of Judicial Studies program, has been named the David F. Levi Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute effective Jan. 1, 2023.

Judge Paul W. Grimm

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.

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.

Meet Duke Law’s Master of Judicial Studies (MJS) Class of 2023

The Class of 2023 includes 17 U.S. and two international judges who have participated in 10 courses taught over four weeks by Duke Law faculty, distinguished judges, and other experts.

Class Photo of the Master of Judicial Studies Class of 2023
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