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Federal judges attend law and technology course at Duke University

Posted on June 4, 2019

Nearly 50 federal judges from across the country attended a survey course geared toward helping judges understand and anticipate the ways in which cutting-edge technologies are currently affecting — and likely to affect — the legal world. The program, “Law and Technology for Judges,” was co-hosted by the Bolch Judicial Institute and the Federal Judicial Continue Reading »

EDRM’s Spring 2019 Workshop/Forum examines challenging issues of e-discovery and technology

Posted on May 21, 2019

The spring 2019 EDRM workshop/forum, held at Duke University Law School on May 15-17, 2019, examined issues and challenges involving e-discovery and technology, including GDPR compliance, TAR guidelines, and proportionality. Over the course of the workshop, 54 participants worked in small groups on eight different EDRM projects. According to EDRM’s director Jim Waldron, the workshop’s Continue Reading »

Judge Allyson Duncan offers wise counsel to Duke Law Class of 2019

Posted on May 16, 2019

Judge Allyson Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit spoke was the commencement speaker for the Duke Law Class of 2019. A member of the Bolch Judicial Institute Advisory Board, Duncan is a 1975 Duke Law graduate and a Duke University trustee. She shared lessons learned from her remarkable career as Continue Reading »

Justice Kennedy receives inaugural Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law

Posted on May 1, 2019

Retired United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy received the inaugural Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law on April 11, 2019, during a ceremony with Duke Law alumni and leaders from the North Carolina judiciary and legal community. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Judge Allyson K. Duncan of the U.S. Court Continue Reading »

From Judicature: 10 Things Judges Should Know About AI

Posted on April 30, 2019

by Jeff Ward  The following article appeared in the Spring 2019 edition of Judicature. With recent and dramatic advances in the capacities of machine learning, we are now beginning to see artificial intelligence (AI) tools come into their own. This matters for our judiciary, not only because the courts are embedded in an increasingly AI-rich Continue Reading »

Photo Gallery: Bolch Prize 2019

Posted on April 25, 2019

In the News: Kennedy receives award, visits Duke Law

Posted on April 15, 2019

Following is selected coverage of the 2019 Bolch Prize ceremony. CSPAN CSPAN is scheduled to broadcast full coverage of the Bolch Prize ceremony on Monday, May 27, 2019, at 10 a.m. Eastern, and will re-broadcast the program several times afterward. Check CSPAN’s website for details and program alerts. Duke Chronicle: Law must protect human freedom, Continue Reading »

In the News: Kennedy says democracy is ‘slipping away’

Posted on April 15, 2019

Bloomberg Law covered the Bolch Prize ceremony, at which U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (Retired) received the inaugural Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law. From the article by Andrew Ballard: The rule of law, fundamental to freedom and democracy, is being chipped away, according to former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Continue Reading »

In the News: Kennedy ’embodies’ rule of law

Posted on April 15, 2019

NC Policy Watch covered the Bolch Prize ceremony and noted that the award’s inaugural recipient,  U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (retired) was honored for a career that embodied the ideals of the rule of law as well as his efforts to promote the rule of law worldwide. From the article by Melissa Continue Reading »

Rabiej, Waldron discuss court records access

Posted on March 29, 2019

John Rabiej, deputy director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, and Jim Waldron, director of EDRM, the e-discovery organization operated by the Bolch Judicial Institute, spoke at the Yale Law School Workshop on Court Records Access, which was sponsored jointly by Yale’s Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic (MFIA) and its Collaboration for Research Integrity and Continue Reading »

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 »