Bolch Judicial Institute
Bolch Judicial Institute
Conferences
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Conferences

The Bolch Judicial Institute provides an array of unique educational opportunities for judges, academics, lawyers, and students, including certificate programs, conferences and symposia, workshops, and opportunities for judges to work in residence at Duke Law School.

Current Conferences and Programs

Below is a list of our conferences and programs. For more information about any of our programs, contact us at bolchjudicialinstitute@law.duke.edu.


MDL iconMass-Tort MDL Certificate Program

This multiday course provides a unique opportunity to gain practical insight, network with key players, and develop the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for leadership roles in multidistrict litigation. 

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The Francis McGovern Symposium on Civil Litigation

This annual symposium, held in honor of the late Duke Law Professor Francis McGovern, brings together judges, practitioners, and academics to discuss and advance topics related to Professor McGovern’s pioneering work in civil litigation, including multidistrict litigation, mass harms, mediation, legal strategy, settlement, special masters, and class actions. (Launching in 2021) 

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Judicial Administration Roundtable

This academic conference, led by Duke Law Professor Marin Levy, brings together top scholars to share works-in-progress on important questions of court design, procedure, and judicial decision-making. This program is by invitation only.

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Law and Technology for Judges

In partnership with the Federal Judicial Center, the Bolch Judicial Institute offers a three-day survey course geared toward helping federal judges understand and anticipate the ways in which cutting-edge technologies are currently affecting — and likely to affect — the legal world. Topics include artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data privacy, technology and criminal justice issues, fintech, and blockchain, and examined the impact these topics and related technologies will have on the judiciary.

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Advanced e-Discovery Certificate Program

Produced in partnership with the Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI), this program includes an online series of courses taught by industry-leading experts and designed to offer students and developing professionals an opportunity to deepen their expertise, refine e-discovery and litigation skills, and connect with industry leaders. Students attend a culminating one-day seminar at Duke Law to earn the certificate. (Launching 2021)

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