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Duke Law announces Judicial Studies LLM class of ’22

The Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law has announced its fifth class of judges accepted to the Master of Judicial Studies LLM program.

The class entering in summer 2020 will include 10 federal judges, two state supreme court justices, eight state court judges, and two international judges. They will spend two summer terms at Duke Law, in 2020 and 2021, completing eight intensive weeks of coursework and attending lectures taught by Duke Law faculty, a federal judge, and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The judges also will complete a written thesis based on original research. 

Master of Judicial Studies Class of 2022

Hon. Micaela Alvarez, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Hon. Patricia Alvarez, Texas Fourth Court of Appeals
Hon. J. Campbell Barker, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Hon. James Bassett, New Hampshire Supreme Court
Hon. Allegra Collins, North Carolina Court of Appeals
Hon. Veronica Duffy, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
Hon. Willie Epps Jr., U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Hon. Douglas Fasciale, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division
Hon. Patrick Fischer, Supreme Court of Ohio
Hon. Pamela Goodwine, Kentucky Court of Appeals, Fifth Appellate District
Hon. Shera Grant, Alabama Tenth Judicial District
Hon. Keith Gregory, North Carolina Superior Court
Hon. Robert Jones, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Hon. Roseann Ketchmark, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Hon. Sandra Klein, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Hon. Klaudia Lozyk, District Court in Slupsk, Poland
Hon. Katie Mitchell, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Hon. Karen Wells Roby, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Hon. Jack Sabatino, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division
Hon. Tsogt Tsend, Administrative Court of Appeals, Mongolia
Hon. Juan VillaseƱor, Colorado Eighth Judicial District

The Master of Judicial Studies Program at Duke Law teaches sitting judges the analytical skills and research approaches necessary for studying judicial institutions and how to apply those skills to study domestic and international judicial institutions, common and emerging legal issues, general judicial practices, and judicial reform efforts. Visit judicialstudies.duke.edu/judicial-studies-llm to learn more about the program.