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Archive: June 2020

“We must do so much better”

Posted on June 9, 2020

In a June 5 statement to members of The American Law Institute, David F. Levi — president of ALI and director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law — discussed racial injustice in the legal system and called for all ALI members and legal professionals to bring their knowledge and skills to bear on Continue Reading »

Coping with COVID: When Is It Safe to Work?

Posted on June 9, 2020

Leading experts on employment law discussed getting America back to work in the latest episode of Coping with COVID, a video and podcast series produced by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School and The American Law Institute. The episode addressed questions surrounding workplace safety and the rights that employees have under state and Continue Reading »

Coping with COVID: Leadership Perspectives from the Private Sector

Posted on May 11, 2020

Leaders from Merck, Medtronic, Apple, and 3M discuss the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic is transforming and impacting business across the world during the latest episode of Coping with COVID, a video and podcast series produced by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School and The American Law Institute. Skyrocketing demand for medical equipment; Continue Reading »

Law school deans discuss the pandemic’s impact on learning, community, and 2020-21

Posted on May 1, 2020

In the “wink of an eye” this spring, law schools around the country completely transformed the way they operate. They had to rapidly train faculty to teach online; support staff in adapting to work at home; assist students with urgent needs not only related to learning online but also travel, housing, access to food and Continue Reading »

Coping with COVID: Legal Services Organizations on the Front Lines

Posted on April 22, 2020

Legal aid agencies are being hit by a “triple whammy” as they work to continue to serve the legal needs of poor and underserved communities, according to the administrators of legal services agencies in some of the country’s largest and hardest hit cities. In the second episode of Coping with COVID — a video and Continue Reading »

Judge Richard Gergel discusses new book, Unexampled Courage

Posted on November 13, 2019

Judge Richard Gergel, a 1979 Duke Law graduate and U.S. District Court judge for the District of South Carolina, spoke to Duke Law students on Monday, Nov. 11, about his new book, Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring (Farrar, Straus Continue Reading »

John Paul Stevens Interview

A conversation with Justice John Paul Stevens

Posted on July 23, 2019

The late Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens shared stories and insights from his 40-year career on the bench with Dean David F. Levi, now director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, during a visit to Duke Law School on May 12, 2012. Justice Stevens was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1975 by President Continue Reading »

David F. Levi in Visionaries Documentary

Director David F. Levi appears in PBS documentary

Posted on June 26, 2019

 The American Law Institute (ALI) was selected and profiled for Visionaries, a documentary series that highlights the stories of nonprofit organizations working to make a positive difference in their communities and around the world. David F. Levi, president of the ALI and director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, describes the ALI’s unique ability to Continue Reading »

Duke Law students with Justice Alito and Professor Levi.

Learning from the Best: Duke Law students excel in constitutional law seminar with Justice Alito and Professor Levi

Posted on June 20, 2019

Discussing constitutional law with a Supreme Court justice is a law student’s dream — and for some lucky third-year Duke Law students, that dream was their spring break reality. From March 11 to 15 this year, 15 students learned from the best: Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Professor David F. Levi, former dean of Continue Reading »