David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School, will serve on the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, according to a statement released by the White House on April 9, 2021. Duke Law professors Guy-Uriel E. Charles, Walter Dellinger, and Margaret H. Lemos also will serve on Continue Reading »
Retired Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall — former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and a lifelong advocate for a more transparent, efficient, and accountable judiciary — will receive the 2021 Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law. From her anti-apartheid advocacy as a young adult in her native South Africa to her Continue Reading »
David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute and president of The American Law Institute, leads a panel discussion about the legal strike force “SG3” that assembled in response to the Trump campaign’s challenges to the 2020 election.
Hon. Michael J. Garcia, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, will be a “virtual visitor” to Duke Law in March 2021 as part of the Bolch Judicial Institute’s Distinguished Judge in Residence program. As part of his residency, Judge Garcia will join a course taught by Professor Sara Beale, meet with students in the Continue Reading »
This two-hour virtual CLE program coincides with the release of the Third Edition of the Guidelines and Best Practices for Implementing the 2015 Discovery Amendments to Achieve Proportionality (to be published in April 2021 under the auspices of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School).
Judge Jacqueline Nguyen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit will be a “virtual visitor” to Duke Law in February 2021 as part of the Bolch Judicial Institute’s Distinguished Judge in Residence program. As part of her residency, she will attend a course taught by Professor Sara Beale, meet with students in Continue Reading »
Paul M. Newby, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, has joined the Advisory Board of the Bolch Judicial Institute. “We are delighted to welcome Chief Justice Newby to our board,” said David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute. “Supporting the North Carolina judiciary is an important part of the Bolch Judicial Continue Reading »
Judge Ann Claire Williams talks with David F. Levi about her life, growing up in Detroit, and her journey to becoming the first Black woman to serve as a judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
The first episode of Beyond Covid, a new video series co-produced by the Bolch Judicial Institute and The American Law Institute (ALI), explores the legacy of the Trump presidency and the future of the American presidency in the aftermath of a violent attempt to disrupt Congress’s certification of the 2020 presidential election at the U.S. Continue Reading »
In a January 7 statement to members of The American Law Institute, David F. Levi — president of ALI and director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law — condemned recent events at the United States Capitol. Statement from ALI President David F. Levi Because we are first and foremost a rule of law Continue Reading »
On the heels of nationwide calls to address systemic racism and inequality, sitting judges shed light on the disparities that exist in the justice system and how to guard against bias in this series of Law360 guest articles.
An advanced e-discovery certificate program produced in partnership by the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School and the Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI) is slated to launch online in early 2021. Taught by industry-leading experts, the 11-course program is designed to offer students and developing professionals an opportunity to deepen their expertise, refine e-discovery and Continue Reading »
The Fall 2020 edition of The Judges’ Journal published by the American Bar Association features an article by David F. Levi, From Judge to Dean and Back Again: Reflections on Transitions (pdf), about his transition from the federal judiciary to the legal academy. In the article, Levi explains his decision to leave the federal bench Continue Reading »
Judge Andrew Oldham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will be a distinguished “virtual visitor” to Duke Law in October 2020 as part of the Bolch Judicial Institute’s Distinguished Judge in Residence program. As part of his residency, he will participate in a session of Professor Ernest Young’s Federal Courts class; Continue Reading »
Benjamin Ferencz, the last living Nuremberg Trial prosecutor and an icon in the field of international justice, is the first person to be honored by the Bolch Judicial Institute’s Raphael Lemkin Guardian of the Rule of Law series, which celebrates individuals who have worked to protect and advance the rule of law. Ferencz joined Continue Reading »
Neil S. Siegel is the David W. Ichel Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Duke Law School and is a former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. His remembrance of Justice Ginsburg was published on cnn.com on September 22, 2020. “I was very fortunate to serve as one of Continue Reading »