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Inaugural Bolch Prize to honor Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (Retired) for efforts to advance rule of law

Posted on February 26, 2019

The Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School has announced that the first annual Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law will be awarded to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (Retired) during a ceremony at Duke University on April 11, 2019. The Bolch Judicial Institute’s mission focuses on bettering the human condition by Continue Reading »

New editorial board appointed for Judicature

Posted on February 20, 2019

David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute and publisher of Judicature, the scholarly journal for judges, has appointed a new editorial board to advise on the journal’s editorial direction and content. The board is composed of judges, practitioners, and Duke Law faculty. They will serve one-year terms as advisers to the journal’s publisher Continue Reading »

In the News: EDRM releases TAR Guidelines

Posted on February 14, 2019

EDRM releases guidelines to demystify technology-assisted review

Posted on February 14, 2019

The Bolch Judicial Institute’s e-discovery organization, EDRM, has released a comprehensive set of guidelines that aim to objectively define and explain technology-assisted review for members of the judiciary and the legal profession. The goal, editors say, is to provide a wide audience with an authoritative and clear understanding of the reasons to use technology-assisted review, Continue Reading »

Conference to explore mental health, addiction challenges in the legal profession

Posted on February 1, 2019

The Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute will hold an open Distinguished Lawyers conference on Developing a Useful Framework to Address Alcohol Abuse, Drug Addiction, and Anxiety/Depression Among Bench, Bar, and Related Professionals at the University of Miami, Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Dr., Coral Gables, Florida, on February 28-March 1, 2019. Register Now The conference Continue Reading »

Announcing the Advisory Board of the Bolch Judicial Institute

Posted on January 22, 2019

Distinguished justices and judges, accomplished lawyers, and the dean of Duke Law School are among the newly appointed members of the inaugural board of directors for the Bolch Judicial Institute, announced David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute and the Levi Family Professor of Law and Judicial Studies at Duke Law School. The Continue Reading »

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 »