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Judicature magazine profiles Duke Law’s "Storied Third Branch" judicial history project

Posted on November 15, 2012

Judicature magazine, a bi-monthly journal published by the American Judicature Society, wrote about a Duke Law judicial history project in its September/October edition (96 Judicature 2 – September-October 2012). Hon. Delissa A. Ridgway wrote: “State and federal court judges are invited to submit essays for The Storied Third Branch: Stories About Judges by Judges, a project of the Duke Law Continue Reading »

Center for Judicial Studies hosts Turkish judges studying U.S. courts

Posted on November 1, 2012

The Center for Judicial Studies hosted a delegation of judges and high-ranking senior officials from the Turkish Ministry of Justice at Duke Law on Oct. 18.  The delegation’s stop at Duke Law was part of a weeklong program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice designed to inform the delegation about U.S. plea-bargaining practices. Turkey Continue Reading »

Center for Judicial Studies launches monthly series of judicial stories

Posted on September 5, 2012

Duke’s Center for Judicial Studies has launched a monthly online publication, The Storied Third Branch, containing essays about judges, by judges — for the masses. “The general public knows very little about the day-to-day work of the judiciary,” said John Rabiej, director of the Center for Judicial Studies. “The Storied Third Branch aims to help people develop a Continue Reading »

Judicature magazine profiles Duke’s judicial studies master’s program

Posted on August 31, 2012

Judicature magazine, a bi-monthly journal published by the American Judicature Society, covered the new Duke Law Master’s of Laws in Judicial Studies degree program in its 2012 July/August edition (96 Judicature 48 – July-Aug 2012). In describing the ‘innovative’ master’s program for judges, Michael Ream wrote: “One of the more memorable days — Friday, June 1 — began with a Continue Reading »

Silliman confirmed as judge on U.S. Court of Military Commission Review

Posted on June 22, 2012

The U.S. Senate confirmed Professor Scott Silliman as a judge on the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review on June 21. President Barack Obama nominated Silliman to the appellate court that reviews military commission cases in November 2011 and the Senate Armed Services Committee approved his nomination by voice vote on June 20. In a press release Continue Reading »

Launching the Master of Laws in Judicial Studies

Posted on May 21, 2012

The inaugural class of the new Duke Law Master of Laws in Judicial Studies program has begun the first of two in-residence summer terms. The class includes judges from state and federal courts throughout the United States, as well as two international judges, from Canada and Ghana. They are participating in a full four-week term of courses Continue Reading »

Conference: Presidential and Judicial Oversight of Administrative Agencies

Posted on May 10, 2012

The Center for Judicial Studies’ inaugural conference, held on April 27, focused on presidential and judicial oversight of administrative agencies. Leading academics, federal judges, and policymakers, including current and former officials from the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, examined Continue Reading »

Judicial Studies conference to address control of agencies

Posted on April 15, 2012

The Center for Judicial Studies will hold its inaugural conference April 27, 2012, focusing on the political and judicial control of administrative agencies. The conference is organized by Professor Arti Rai, an authority in patent law, administrative law, and innovation policy and former administrator of the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Continue Reading »

Gerken delivers Currie lecture March 27

Posted on March 22, 2012

Heather Gerken, the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School, presented the annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture at Duke Law School on Tuesday, March 27. One of the country’s leading experts on voting rights and election law, the role of groups in the democratic process, and the relationship between diversity and democracy, Continue Reading »

Lives in the Law: Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III

Posted on March 11, 2012

Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III will discuss his experiences as a federal judge and legal scholar during an interview with Dean David F. Levi on Tuesday, March 13, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 3041. Part of the “Lives in the Law” series sponsored by Duke’s Program in Public Law, the event is open to the public. Seating is limited; Continue Reading »

John Rabiej to join Duke’s Center for Judicial Studies

Posted on February 7, 2012

John Rabiej, the former executive director and director of judicial outreach for The Sedona Conference®, will join Duke Law in February as the administrative director of the Center for Judicial Studies. Rabiej brings more than 30 years’ experience working with judges to his role at Duke, including nearly 20 years’ service as head of the office Continue Reading »

Faculty for Judicial Studies program continues to expand

Posted on January 9, 2012

A noted journalist, a former law school dean, and several distinguished federal judges have joined the faculty roster for the inaugural term of Duke Law’s new master’s program in judicial studies. They join a listof well-known legal scholars and Duke Law faculty who will teach in the program when it launches in May 2012. Listed below Continue Reading »