Justice Susan Glazebrook to serve as Duke Law’s Distinguished Judge in Residence

Feb 15, 2023Latest News

Justice Susan Glazebrook official portrait

Justice Susan Glazebrook, a judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand and the president of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), will visit Duke Law School this month as part of the Bolch Judicial Institute’s Distinguished Judge in Residence program.

As part of her residency, Justice Glazebrook will participate in classes taught by Prof. Marin K. Levy, Prof. Sarah Bloom Raskin, and Prof. Neil Siegel, attend conferences and lectures, and meet with students from the Environmental Law Society (ELS) and the Women Law Students Association (WLSA). Justice Glazebrook will also present a lunchtime lecture Climate Change and the Courts: Balancing Stewardship and Restraint on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. in room 4055.

In addition to her residency, Justice Glazebrook will be the featured keynote speaker at the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law ceremony on March 1, 2023, which will recognize and honor the IAWJ’s efforts to help evacuate women judges following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in 2021.

“We are so pleased to welcome Justice Glazebrook to Duke Law School,” said Paul W. Grimm, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute. “We are very grateful that she is willing to make the journey from New Zealand to Durham, North Carolina, both as a representative of the IAWJ and as a distinguished justice and scholar. Her leadership of the IAWJ has been extraordinary, particularly amid the crisis in Afghanistan. We very much look forward to hearing more about her work with the IAWJ, her distinguished tenure as a judge and justice, and her perspectives on recent developments in climate litigation.”

Before being appointed to the bench, Justice Glazebrook was a partner in a large commercial law firm and a member of various commercial boards and government advisory committees. She served as the president of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association in 1998. Since becoming a judge, Justice Glazebrook has served as a member of the Advisory Council of Jurists for the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (from 2002 to 2010) and from 2007 to 2012 chaired the Institute of Judicial Studies, the body responsible for judicial education in New Zealand.

In 2014, Justice Glazebrook was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the judiciary.

The Bolch Judicial Institute’s Distinguished Judge in Residence program brings outstanding judges to Duke Law School to interact with students and faculty. Learn more about the program and see past visiting judges here.