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Judge Don Willett to chair Judicature editorial board for 2020-21

Posted on August 3, 2020

Judge Don Willett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will serve as chair of Judicature’s editorial board for the 2020–21 editorial term, beginning with the fall 2020 edition of the journal (Volume 104 Number 3). Willett is a former justice of the Texas Supreme Court. He earned his J.D. from Duke Continue Reading »

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Call for public comment: revised proportionality guidelines

Posted on July 2, 2020

The third edition of the Bolch Judicial Institute and Duke Law School’s Guidelines and Best Practices for Implementing the 2015 Discovery Amendments to Achieve Proportionality is now available for public comment. Editors for this edition, led by Judge Paul Grimm with assistance from Jennie Anderson and David Kessler, are seeking feedback from lawyers, judges, and Continue Reading »

“We must do so much better”

Posted on June 9, 2020

In a June 5 statement to members of The American Law Institute, David F. Levi — president of ALI and director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law — discussed racial injustice in the legal system and called for all ALI members and legal professionals to bring their knowledge and skills to bear on Continue Reading »

Coping with COVID: When Is It Safe to Work?

Posted on June 9, 2020

Leading experts on employment law discussed getting America back to work in the latest episode of Coping with COVID, a video and podcast series produced by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School and The American Law Institute. The episode addressed questions surrounding workplace safety and the rights that employees have under state and Continue Reading »

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Coping with COVID: Leadership Perspectives from the Private Sector

Posted on May 11, 2020

Leaders from Merck, Medtronic, Apple, and 3M discuss the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic is transforming and impacting business across the world during the latest episode of Coping with COVID, a video and podcast series produced by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School and The American Law Institute. Skyrocketing demand for medical equipment; Continue Reading »

Congratulations to the MJS class of 2020!
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Read the spring 2020 newsletter

Posted on May 6, 2020

Our spring 2020 newsletter is here! See what’s happening at the Bolch Judicial Institute. 

Law school deans discuss the pandemic’s impact on learning, community, and 2020-21

Posted on May 1, 2020

In the “wink of an eye” this spring, law schools around the country completely transformed the way they operate. They had to rapidly train faculty to teach online; support staff in adapting to work at home; assist students with urgent needs not only related to learning online but also travel, housing, access to food and Continue Reading »

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

Posted on April 27, 2020

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 Continue Reading »

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Coping with COVID: Legal Services Organizations on the Front Lines

Posted on April 22, 2020

Legal aid agencies are being hit by a “triple whammy” as they work to continue to serve the legal needs of poor and underserved communities, according to the administrators of legal services agencies in some of the country’s largest and hardest hit cities. In the second episode of Coping with COVID — a video and Continue Reading »