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Judgment Calls with Hon. David F. Levi

Judgment Calls is a podcast hosted by David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, former dean of Duke Law, and former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. In Judgment Calls, Levi interviews judges about their work, their lives, and the challenges and opportunities they see in their courts.

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A Conversation with Justice Stephen Breyer

A Conversation with Justice Stephen Breyer

1:04:08"If you want a rule of law, if you want it in reality and not on paper, you can't just talk to the judges and you can't just talk to the lawyers. . . . It is the people in the towns, in the villages. Contrary to popular belief, of our 331 million people, 330...

Judge Michael J. Garcia

Judge Michael J. Garcia

Season 2, Episode 5 | 41:55"I got the call, and I went to talk to Senator Schumer, and it happened. And it was really, in so many ways, was really like going home."Judge Michael J. Garcia of the New York Court of Appeals talks about his unique pathway to the bench....

Judge Jacqueline Nguyen

Judge Jacqueline Nguyen

 September 9, 2021 | Season 2, Episode 4 | 37:09 Judge Nguyen shares her experience as an immigrant and judge. Judge Jacqueline Nguyen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and David F. Levi talk about Judge Nguyen's experience as a refugee during the...

The Incredible, Indescribable Clerkship

The Incredible, Indescribable Clerkship

 June 11, 2021 | Season 2, Episode 3 | 21:05 This episode is all about the value of clerkships. Judge Andrew Oldham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and David F. Levi talk about the clerkship experience and how clerking can contribute to a...

Judge Ann Claire Williams

Judge Ann Claire Williams

 March 30, 2020 | Season 2, Episode 2 | 51:00 Highlights In part two, Judge Ann Claire Williams talks with David F. Levi about her more than 30-year judicial career on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

Judge Ann Claire Williams

Judge Ann Claire Williams

 1.19.21 | Season 2, Episode 1 | 49:37 Highlights Judge Ann Claire Williams talks with David F. Levi about her life, growing up in Detroit, and her journey to becoming the first Black woman to serve as a judge on the United States District Court for the Northern...

Justice Dikgang Moseneke

Justice Dikgang Moseneke

 May 18, 2020 | Season 1, Episode 6 | 50:43 Highlights Justice Dikgang Moseneke talks with David F. Levi about his life, from being imprisoned on Robben Island at age 15 to serving as a justice on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the nation's highest court....

Justice Margaret H. Marshall

Justice Margaret H. Marshall

 April 17, 2020 | Season 1, Episode 5 | 44:50 Highlights Justice Margaret H. Marshall talks with David F. Levi about her remarkable life and career, growing up under apartheid in South Africa, and becoming the first woman to hold the position of chief justice of the...

Judge Marjorie Rendell

Judge Marjorie Rendell

 December 10, 2019 | Season 1, Episode 4 | 34:10 Highlights Judge Marjorie Rendell talks with David F. Levi about the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Education and its efforts to promote judicial independence, judicial accountability, and civic education. As a...

Judge Richard Gergel

Judge Richard Gergel

 December 1, 2019 | Season 1, Episode 3 | 32:59 Highlights Judge Richard M. Gergel talks to David F. Levi about his recent book, Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring. Judge...

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