Levi to co-teach online course through Duke Law’s D.C. Summer Institute

Apr 27, 2020Latest News

Portrait of David F. Levi

David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, will co-teach a course with U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Dana Remus, chief counsel of the Biden for President campaign, in Duke Law School’s D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy, to be held online this July.

“Lawyers Branching Out: The Courthouse, the Capitol, and the White House” will introduce students to three ways in which lawyers have sought leadership roles in public service — in the judiciary, in the Congress, and in the executive branch, according to the course overview. Students will learn how lawyers prepare themselves for these positions; the confirmation, election, and selection processes; and the skills and duties required to do the job. They also will have the chance to hear directly from faculty about a typical day in the life of a senator, a judge, and a political advisor; how lawyers can be particularly effective in public service; and leadership characteristics needed across the various branches of government.

“We are so lucky to have Sen. Lee and Ms. Remus on board again this year,” says Levi. “Sen. Lee offers insight on the day-to-day life of a senator and the legislative process. Ms. Remus brings the unique perspective of a key player in the midst of a presidential campaign. They are both dynamic teachers who are willing to engage deeply with students. We hope that the online format this year will allow students who otherwise couldn’t attend the chance to participate and learn from these talented and dedicated public servants.”

The program, designed for undergraduates and working professionals considering law school, will be held entirely online for the first time. Registration is now open; visit law.duke.edu/DCInstitute for more information and to enroll.