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.
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.
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.
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