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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 »

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.