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Twenty-two judges begin Master’s of Judicial Studies program

Posted on June 6, 2016

In May, Duke Law welcomed its third class of judges to its Master’s of Judicial Studies program, which teaches the analytical skills and research approaches necessary for studying judicial institutions and apply those skills to studies of domestic and international judicial institutions, common and emerging legal issues, general judicial practices, and judicial reform efforts. The students, 22 Continue Reading »

Judges, lawyers share feedback on new discovery proportionality rules at Duke-ABA events

Posted on March 1, 2016

As the most significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in more than a decade begin to take hold, Duke Law and the ABA Section on Litigation have partnered to provide educational sessions in 15 cities across the country to help judges and lawyers understand the discovery rule changes. The sessions — which Continue Reading »

Center for Judicial Studies helps pave the way for first majority-female MDL steering committee

Posted on February 3, 2016

When U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil approved a multidistrict litigation steering committee in November, her appointments made headlines — and perhaps ushered in a new era for MDL helped along by Duke Law’s Center for Judicial Studies. The plaintiff steering committee Vratil approved includes more women than men. It’s the first time a majority-female leadership Continue Reading »

Levi elected American Law Institute president

Posted on January 21, 2016

Dean David F. Levi has been elected president of the American Law Institute (ALI), effective May 24, 2017. The president is a volunteer officer who chairs the Executive Committee of the ALI Council and sets the direction for the organization. The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly Continue Reading »

Duke Law selected to co-host annual education program for judges

Posted on January 6, 2016

Duke Law School has been selected by the Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) as co-host for AJEI’s Annual Summit beginning in 2017. The Summit, a premier national judicial education program, is a four-day session that gathers hundreds of federal and state appellate judges, appellate court staff attorneys, and practitioners from across the country for practical, Continue Reading »

Lives in the Law: Justice Antonin Scalia

Posted on May 29, 2015

Duke Law School Dean David F. Levi interviewed Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia about his career during a “Lives in the Law” presentation at the Washington Duke Inn on May 21, 2015. Scalia described his time on the Supreme Court, his career trajectory, and his thoughts on the state of the judiciary as part of the Continue Reading »

The new Duke Judicature is on its way

Posted on April 30, 2015

Duke Law has put its stamp on Judicature magazine, and the first edition is in the mail to subscribers. This edition of Judicature — Volume 99 Number 1 — includes articles by Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California-Irvine School of Law; and several judges Continue Reading »

Duke Law assumes publication of Judicature

Posted on April 28, 2015

Duke Law’s Center for Judicial Studies has taken over publication of Judicature, the scholarly journal of the American Judicature Society (AJS), which is dissolving. “The missions of the Center for Judicial Studies and Judicature are closely aligned,” said Dean David F. Levi. “The center is well positioned to combine its institutional strengths in law and Continue Reading »