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Rabiej co-authors Federal Appellate Procedure Manual

Posted on December 16, 2014

John K. Rabiej, director of Duke Law’s Center for Judicial Studies, has co-authored the new Federal Appellate Procedure Manual with Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Both have extensive, first-hand experience in the rulemaking process. The manual, published by Juris Publications, is a comprehensive reference guide for new and experienced practitioners Continue Reading »

Levi, Rabiej co-author new Federal Civil Procedure Manual

Posted on December 16, 2014

Dean David F. Levi, John K. Rabiej, director of Duke Law’s Center for Judicial Studies, have joined with Judge Lee H. Rosenthal to co-author the new Federal Civil Procedure Manual. The manual, published by Juris Publications, is a comprehensive treatment of procedural law in federal courts that attorneys can rely on for quick answers to discrete issues. For new Continue Reading »

Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies to assume publication of Judicature

Posted on November 20, 2014

Duke Law School announced Thursday it will take over publication of Judicature, the scholarly journal of the American Judicature Society (AJS), which is dissolving. Duke Law’s Center for Judicial Studies will be responsible for publishing Judicature. “The missions of the Center for Judicial Studies and Judicature are closely aligned,” said Duke Law Dean David F. Levi. “The center is well positioned to Continue Reading »

Event honoring L. Neil Williams ’61, T ’58 addresses importance of judicial independence

Posted on September 24, 2014

A panel of distinguished jurists and former jurists, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., assembled Sept. 18 at Duke Law School to discuss the necessity of a robust judicial system in democratic societies. The event was part of the “Neil Asks” lecture series, which honors Atlanta lawyer and community leader L. Neil Continue Reading »

Levi tapped to lead new American Bar Association committee

Posted on August 29, 2014

The American Bar Association (ABA) has named Dean David F. Levi chair of the new Standing Committee on the American Judicial System. The appointment was made by ABA President William C. Hubbard following the creation of the committee by the ABA House of Delegates in early August. “This new committee will be a focal point of the Continue Reading »

The Judges’ roundtable

Posted on December 6, 2013

FIFTEEN JUDGES FROM U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS and two more jurists from Canada and Ghana, respectively, convened at Duke Law in mid-May for their second session of studies in the Master of Judicial Studies pro­gram. Their curriculum over four weeks included rigorous courses on the use of foreign law in U.S. courts; administrative law, Continue Reading »