David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute and publisher of Judicature, the scholarly journal for judges, has appointed a new editorial board to advise on the journal’s editorial direction and content.
The board is composed of judges, practitioners, and Duke Law faculty. They will serve one-year terms as advisers to the journal’s publisher and staff beginning with the summer 2019 edition of the journal (Volume 103 Number 2).
Chair of Editorial Board
“It is gratifying that these distinguished judges, practitioners, and scholars are so willing to serve on Judicature’s editorial board,” said Levi. “It’s testament to the journal’s unique role as a means to judicial education, a forum for examining issues that affect and matter to the judiciary, and a place for judges at all levels of our state and federal courts to share ideas and perspectives. We believe Judicature is contributing to a strong judicial culture in this country, which is the linchpin of judicial independence and central to the rule of law. I am grateful to this board for supporting and sustaining Judicature and its important mission. It is particularly gratifying that three members of the board are judges who successfully completed the LLM in Judicial Studies at Duke Law School.”
Judges Willett, Childs, and Timmons-Goodson are alumni of Duke’s master’s program and have published articles in Judicature. Judge Willett served as editor-in-chief of the spring 2017 edition; and Judge Childs served on the editorial board of the autumn 2016 edition.
“I am thrilled to be working with a world-class editorial board and professional staff to help continue Judicature’s preeminent role in sharing best practices, important developments, and ideas of relevance to our third branch of government and to the rule of law,” said Ichel. “I am also very interested in expanding Judicature’s free distribution to more state and federal judges in the hope that useful innovations, experiences, and lessons emanating from and impacting all corners of our judiciary can be better shared throughout all our courts.”
Duke Law became the publisher of Judicature in 2015, when its previous publisher and founder, the American Judicature Society, dissolved. Now in its 103rd volume, Judicature is published three times a year and mailed to all Article III federal judges, state supreme court justices, and a subscriber base of state court judges, libraries, law firms, academics, and others. Recent editions have addressed topics ranging from changing perspectives on the veracity of forensic science; improving access to justice, including a proposal from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch; how court fees and fines disproportionately affect poor people; and much more.