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.
Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter
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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.
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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