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Archive: November 2020

Director Levi, Judge Sam Thumma (MJS ’20) featured in ABA’s The Judges’ Journal

Posted on November 2, 2020

The Fall 2020 edition of The Judges’ Journal published by the American Bar Association features an article by David F. Levi, From Judge to Dean and Back Again: Reflections on Transitions (pdf), about his transition from the federal judiciary to the legal academy. In the article, Levi explains his decision to leave the federal bench Continue Reading »

LLM thesis papers give Duke Law journal a view from inside the judiciary

Posted on June 5, 2019

Duke’s oldest law journal, Law & Contemporary Problems, has published several thesis papers written by judges who are graduates of the Bolch Judicial Institute’s Master of Judicial Studies program. The papers comprise a special edition of the journal titled The Study of Judicial Institutions: A View from the Inside (Vol. 82 No. 2), and journal Continue Reading »

Federal judges attend law and technology course at Duke University

Posted on June 4, 2019

Nearly 50 federal judges from across the country attended a survey course geared toward helping judges understand and anticipate the ways in which cutting-edge technologies are currently affecting — and likely to affect — the legal world. The program, “Law and Technology for Judges,” was co-hosted by the Bolch Judicial Institute and the Federal Judicial Continue Reading »

From Judicature: 10 Things Judges Should Know About AI

Posted on April 30, 2019

by Jeff Ward  The following article appeared in the Spring 2019 edition of Judicature. With recent and dramatic advances in the capacities of machine learning, we are now beginning to see artificial intelligence (AI) tools come into their own. This matters for our judiciary, not only because the courts are embedded in an increasingly AI-rich Continue Reading »

Scholarly conference examines judicial administration and processes

Posted on December 14, 2018

Legal scholars gathered at Duke to discuss judicial administration and judicial processes during a roundtable conference on Friday, Dec. 14. Organized by Duke Law Professor Marin Levy and sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute, the conference assembled some of the nation’s foremost scholars of judicial administration and focused on new and emerging research. “It is Continue Reading »