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Lawyers should reclaim role as community caretakers in addressing access-to-justice gap, Levi argues in new publication

Posted on January 7, 2019

David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School, is among several leaders of the legal profession to contribute to the new Winter 2019 “Access to Justice” edition of Dædalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This edition of the journal is a multidisciplinary examination of the Continue Reading »

Institute’s class action guidelines garner kudos for clarity, usefulness

Posted on December 20, 2018

The Bolch Judicial Institute’s Guidelines and Best Practices Implementing 2018 Amendments to Rule 23 Class Action Settlement Provisions were lauded on the scholarly blog Jotwell for focusing on “the on-the-ground experience of administering class actions” to shed light on “the thorniest issues in class action law.” In his review of the document, Sergio Campos, professor at the Continue Reading »

Scholarly conference examines judicial administration and processes

Posted on December 14, 2018

Legal scholars gathered at Duke to discuss judicial administration and judicial processes during a roundtable conference on Friday, Dec. 14. Organized by Duke Law Professor Marin Levy and sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute, the conference assembled some of the nation’s foremost scholars of judicial administration and focused on new and emerging research. “It is Continue Reading »

Watch Now: Judge Jon O. Newman at Duke Law

Posted on November 12, 2018

During his first week in residence in October, Judge Jon O. Newman, the inaugural Distinguished Judge in Residence at the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law, offered a lecture on federal sentencing guidelines and recorded an interview with David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, discussing his 45-year tenure on the federal bench, Continue Reading »

Judicial panel to discuss Judge Jeffrey Sutton’s book

Posted on November 7, 2018

The Bolch Judicial Institute welcomes Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Judge Joan Larsen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Justice Goodwin Liu of the Supreme Court of California, and Judge Allison Eid of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, for a roundtable discussion of Judge Sutton’s Continue Reading »

Bolch Judicial Institute hosts annual World Justice Project conference

Posted on October 29, 2018

The Bolch Judicial Institute hosted the 2018 World Justice Project Scholars conference at Duke Law School Oct. 26-27. The conference, which focused on “The Rule of Law: Subnational, Supranational, and Empirical,” assembled scholars from around the world to share and discuss research and scholarship on a range of topics relating to the rule of law, Continue Reading »

Prof. Jack Knight explains how the U.S. selects judges

Posted on October 26, 2018

In a podcast hosted by the World Justice Project, Professor Jack Knight of Duke University and World Justice Project executive director Betsy Andersen discuss the United States’ process of judicial selection, the role it plays in ensuring accountability and independence, and compare the U.S. approach with other methods around the world. Hear the podcast >

Judge Jon O. Newman will be Bolch Judicial Institute’s first judge in residence

Posted on September 26, 2018

The Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School has announced that Judge Jon O. Newman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will serve as the Institute’s inaugural Distinguished Judge in Residence during the 2018-19 academic year. The Institute’s Distinguished Judge in Residence is awarded each year to an outstanding jurist Continue Reading »

Bolch Judicial Institute student fellows get practitioner’s perspective on litigation challenges

Posted on September 10, 2018

It’s not often that a law student is able to help draft best practices and standards that the entire legal profession will look to as a gold standard. But several Duke Law students have done just that as student fellows of the Bolch Judicial Institute, which is now accepting applications through Sept. 21 for the Continue Reading »

Duke Law grad on Supreme Court short list

Posted on July 5, 2018

Don Willett, who holds a JD (1992) and a Master’s of Judicial Studies (2016) from Duke Law, is under consideration for an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. “Don Willett, 51, spent nearly 13 years on the Texas Supreme Court and now serves as a judge in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Continue Reading »

Watch: Dean David Levi interviews Justice Elena Kagan, Paul Clement

Posted on June 26, 2018

At the annual meeting of the American Law Institute in May, Dean David F. Levi, inaugural director of the Bolch Judicial Institute and the current president of ALI, interviewed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement. Watch their lively discussion here, courtesy of ALI.    

Chief Justice thanks Dean David Levi, Duke for work with the courts

Posted on June 8, 2018

Dean David F. Levi, inaugural director of the Bolch Judicial Institute and president of the American Law Institute (ALI), hosted a panel discussion and participated in events at the annual ALI meeting in Washington, D.C., in May. During the event U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., expressed his appreciation for all Dean Levi Continue Reading »

Meet Carl Bolch Jr. and Susan Bass Bolch

Posted on April 16, 2018

Just a few years after he took over his family’s business operating gas stations — and not long after graduating from law school at Duke — Carl Bolch Jr. made what some called a crazy decision: to offer self-serve gasoline at the pump. “People said I would lose money, that customers would just drive off Continue Reading »

$10 million gift establishes Carl and Susan Bolch Judicial Institute

Posted on February 23, 2018

A $10 million gift from alumnus Carl Bolch Jr. ’67 and his wife, Susan Bass Bolch, will endow a new institute at Duke Law School. The Carl and Susan Bolch Judicial Institute will be dedicated to bettering the human condition through studying and promoting the rule of law, Duke University President Vincent E. Price said Continue Reading »

The Making and Measure of a Judge

Posted on January 19, 2018

Judge Joe Webster joined the John Hope Franklin Humanities Center to discuss his new book, The Making and Measure of a Judge, the Biography of the Honorable Sammie Chess, Jr. The book is the definitive biography of North Carolina’s first African American Superior Court Judge. Judge Joe L. Webster is a federal magistrate judge for the U.S. Continue Reading »

In the News: EDRM initiatives among top e-discovery moves for 2017

Posted on January 4, 2018

LegalTech News | 12.22.17 Five Major E-Discovery Industry Developments in 2017 Since the 2015 amendments of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), the way attorneys and judges approach e-discovery has been undergoing a transformation. But in 2017, the forces influencing e-discovery went far beyond case law. In the midst of new technical challenges and market consolidation, Continue Reading »

Duke Law and EDI to partner on advanced e-discovery curriculum

Posted on November 30, 2017

Durham, NC – Duke Law and the Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI) are pleased to announce a partnership to produce an advanced online distance learning program on e-discovery topics. The partnership between EDI and Duke Law supports the core educational missions of both organizations. Designed for legal and other professionals seeking deep mastery of eDiscovery strategy and best Continue Reading »

In the News: Duke named top global university for law degree

Posted on October 10, 2017

Times Higher Education | 10.10.17 Best universities for law degrees 2018 A law degree is the first step to a number of careers including a solicitor, barrister or judge. Many universities around the world provide law degrees so it can be difficult to know which is the best one for you. For the first time, Continue Reading »