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Judge J. Michelle Childs (MJS ’16) confirmed to DC Circuit

Judge J. Michelle Childs (MJS ’16) confirmed to DC Circuit

Judge J. Michelle Childs, a 2016 graduate of Duke Law School's Master of Judicial Studies program, was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on July 19, 2022. (See this article from Reuters.) Judge Childs has served as a federal judge on the U.S....

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Upcoming Events


Event Poster for "Rescuing Afghan Women Judges" panel on March 2, 2023, at Duke Law School.

Rescuing Afghan Women Judges: A Discussion with the IAWJ

March 2, 2023 • 12:30 p.m.

Members of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) will discuss their efforts to coordinate an emergency evacuation of women judges in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover in 2021. Learn more »

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2023 Bolch Prize Ceremony

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) will receive the 2023 recipient of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law at a ceremony held at Duke University. Learn more »

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McGovern Symposium

Save the Date!

 Friday, May 26, 2023, at Duke University

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Advanced MDL Certificate

Save the Date!

Thursday-Friday, May 25-26, 2023, at Duke University