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Judge Richard Gergel discusses new book, Unexampled Courage

Posted on November 13, 2019

Judge Richard Gergel, a 1979 Duke Law graduate and U.S. District Court judge for the District of South Carolina, spoke to Duke Law students on Monday, Nov. 11, about his new book, Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring (Farrar, Straus Continue Reading »

Chinese Translation of Judicature Article

Judicature articles on forensic science published in Chinese law journal

Posted on November 13, 2019

Two Judicature articles  have received attention in China after being translated and reprinted in the Chinese law journal Evidence Science (证据科学) by Zhuhao Wang, associate professor of law at the Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science at the China University of Political Science and Law. Wang’s translations of “How Trial Judges Should Think About Continue Reading »

What Does Fair and Impartial Judiciary Mean and Why is it Important?

Posted on November 5, 2019

  Director David F. Levi delivered the following keynote address on October 26, 2019, at the Fair and Impartial Judiciary Symposium at the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement in Philadelphia. It is a great honor to be with you today to speak about the importance of fair and impartial courts and the role Continue Reading »

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Duke Law announces Judicial Studies LLM class of ’22

Posted on October 18, 2019

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 Continue Reading »

Justice Collins

New Zealand Justice delivers two lectures on American judicial concepts during Duke Law residency

Posted on October 18, 2019

Justice David Collins of the New Zealand Court of Appeal visited Duke Law as the Bolch Judicial Institute’s Distinguished Judge in Residence Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2019. During his residency, he delivered two lectures: Why Nine: A Conversation on Court Packing with Justice David Collins and Judicial Review: A Conversation with Justice David Collins, both co-sponsored by the Continue Reading »

Announcing a new home for EDRM (

Posted on October 18, 2019
Justice Davis Book Talk
Mass-Tort MDL Certificate Program, March 11-13, 2019
Fees, Fines, Bail & the Destitution Pipeline: What Can State Courts Do?
David Collins

Justice David Collins of New Zealand to serve as judge in residence

Posted on September 25, 2019

Justice David Collins of the New Zealand Court of Appeal will visit Duke Law School Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2019, as the Bolch Judicial Institute’s distinguished judge in residence. While at Duke, Justice Collins will deliver two lectures and participate in workshops and classes with Duke Law students and faculty. His lectures, Why Nine: Continue Reading »

Judicial Review
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Conference explores new research on court fees and fines

Posted on September 17, 2019

Scholars and judges came to Duke Law Sept. 5-6, 2019, to discuss — and find ways to mitigate — problems stemming from the disproportionate impact of court fees, fines, and bail processes on poor and minority communities during a conference sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute in collaboration with the Duke Law Journal. The conference, Continue Reading »

Judge Don Willett
Fees & Fines Lunchtime Roundtable
SCOTUS Justice Neil Gorsuch
John Paul Stevens Interview

A conversation with Justice John Paul Stevens

Posted on July 23, 2019

The late Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens shared stories and insights from his 40-year career on the bench with Dean David F. Levi, now director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, during a visit to Duke Law School on May 12, 2012. Justice Stevens was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1975 by President Continue Reading »

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Read the summer 2019 newsletter

Posted on July 15, 2019

Our summer 2019 newsletter is here! See what’s happening at the Bolch Judicial Institute, and click subscribe below to receive future updates.