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Established as a graduate professional school in 1930, Duke University School of Law has created a unique academic community. Its mission is to prepare students for responsible, ethical and productive lives in the legal profession. Recognizing that its graduates will face unprecedented challenge and change within society and the field of law, Duke Law School strives to develop within each student a capacity for legal reasoning, intellectual discipline and critical analysis, equipping its graduates with tools which can be adapted and applied across the spectrum of legal practices.


Unlike many schools, Duke is committed to remaining relatively small, limiting entering classes to about 200 students. With a total enrollment of a little more than 600 J.D. students and 75 foreign LL.M.s, the school selects highly qualified students from a pool of applicants from the United States and abroad. Students come from almost every state and more than 25 different countries. Highly qualified foreign law graduates participate in the LL.M. and S.J.D. programs.


Renowned for their excellence and productivity, Duke Law faculty members are committed to teaching and take a strong personal interest in their students. Because of the faculty's deep interdisciplinary strength, the school is able to offer an extensive list of electives that vary in format, pedagogy and content. Visiting and adjunct professors from the legal profession and other national and international law schools bring new perspectives to students.


The Law School's interdisciplinary focus is supported by Duke University's strong undergraduate programs and graduate and professional schools, which are internationally renowned for their quality and innovation and offer an extensive network of interdisciplinary collaborations. Law students benefit from Duke's offering of innovative joint‑degree programs.


The LawSchool gives students an opportunity to contribute to one of its nine journals ‑ all of which are accessible online ‑ and to further develop writing and oral advocacy skills in moot court competitions. Students are encouraged to attend the visiting lecture series, and student leaders host several significant conferences each year. Members of the Law School's 40+ student organizations participate in a wide variety of campus and community programs and projects.


In addition, students can participate in a variety of Law School programs, such as the Program in Public Law, the Appellate Practice Clinic and Wrongful Convictions Clinic, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, the AIDS Legal Assistance Program, the Children's Education Law Clinic, the Community Enterprise Clinic, the Guantanamo Defense Clinic, the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, and the Public Interest and Pro Bono Programs. To complement the strong LL.M. program, the Law School offers students the opportunity to participate in the two Duke Law Summer Institutes: one in Europe and the other in Asia.


The 2008 full renovation and expansion of the Duke Law Library brings the Library's physical plant into line with the Law School's acknowledged leadership in applying state‑of‑the‑art technologies to the study of law. In addition to its extensive print collections, the Library provides superior electronic research capabilities, a variety of technology‑equipped spaces for group and individual study, and support for student web and video projects.


Duke's superb faculty, distinguished alumni, talented and engaged students, and the outstanding facility combine to create a world‑class law school. Duke University School of Law is recognized nationally and internationally for leadership in research, education, and public service, and for equipping its students for leadership in legal careers that uphold the highest tradition of excellence.


Duke Law School is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.



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DAVID F. LEVI, (Dean and Professor of Law), born 1951; admitted to bar, 1983, California. Education: Harvard College (A.B., 1972); Harvard University (M.A., 1973); Stanford Law School (J.D., 1980). COURSES: Complex Litigation, Trial Practice, Civil and Criminal Procedure, Federal Courts. Email: levi@law.duke.edu

KATHARINE T. BARTLETT, (A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law), born 1947; admitted to bar, 1975, California; 1980, North Carolina. Education: Wheaton College (B.A., 1968); Harvard University (M.A., 1969); University of California at Berkeley (J.D., 1975). COURSES: Family Law, Gender Law, Contracts. Email: bartlett@law.duke.edu


SARA SUN BEALE, (Charles L.B. Lowndes Professor of Law), born 1949; admitted to bar, 1974, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1971); University of Michigan LawSchool (J.D., 1974). COURSES: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure. Email: sun@law.duke.edu


STUART M. BENJAMIN, (Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research), admitted to bar, 1992, Pennsylvania; 1993, District of Columbia. Education: Yale College (B.A., 1987); Yale Law School (J.D., 1991). COURSES: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Telecommunications Law. Email: benjamin@law.duke.edu


JAMES D.A. BOYLE, (William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law), born 1959. Education: Glasgow University (L.L.B., 1980); Harvard Law School (S.J.D., 1986). COURSES: Intellectual Property, Torts, Legal Theory, Law and Literature, Cyberlaw. Email: boyle@law.duke.edu


CURTIS A. BRADLEY, (Richard & Marcy Horvitz Prof. of Law, Prof. of Public Policy Studies, Sr. Assoc. Dean Academic Affairs), admitted to bar, 1989, Colorado; 1992, District of Columbia. Education: University of Colorado (B.A., 1985); Harvard LawSchool (J.D., 1988). COURSES: Federal Courts, Foreign Relations Law, International Law. Email: cbradley@law.duke.edu


MICHAEL H. BRADLEY, (F.W. Kirby Professor of Investment Banking and Professor of Law), born 1947. Education: University of Idaho (A.B., 1969); Syracuse University (M.B.A., 1974); University of Chicago (Ph.D., 1979). COURSES: Corporate Finance, Law & Economics. Email: bradley@duke.edu


PAUL D. CARRINGTON, (Harry R. Chadwick Sr., Emeritus Professor of Law), born 1931; admitted to bar, 1955, Texas; 1964, Ohio; 1970, Michigan. Education: University of Texas (B.A., 1952); HarvardLaw School (LL.B., 1955). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Lawyers in American History, Legal Profession. Email: pdc@law.duke.edu


GEORGE C. CHRISTIE, (James B. Duke Professor of Law), born 1934; admitted to bar, 1957, NewYork; 1958, District of Columbia. Education: Columbia University (A.B., 1955; J.D., 1957); Cambridge University (Dipl. Law, 1962); HarvardLaw School (S.J.D., 1966). COURSES: Jurisprudence, Torts. Email: gcc@law.duke.edu


CHARLES T. CLOTFELTER, (Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies, Professor of Economics and Professor of Law), born 1947. Education: Duke University (B.A., 1969); Harvard University (M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1974). COURSES: Public Finance, Education Policy. Email: charles.clotfelter@duke.edu


WESLEY M. COHEN, (Frederick C. Joerg Professor of Economics and Management and Professor of Law), born 1950. Education: YaleUniversity (B.A., 1973; M.A., 1978; M.Phil., 1978; Ph.D., 1981). COURSES: Economics of Technological Change, Industrial Organization Economics. Email: wcohen@duke.edu


DORIANE LAMBELET COLEMAN, (Professor of Law), born 1961; admitted to bar, 1988, District of Columbia. Education: Cornell University (B.A., 1982); GeorgetownUniversity LawCenter (J.D., 1988). COURSES: Torts, Children and the Law, Advanced Issues in Children and Family Law. Email: dlc@law.duke.edu


JAMES E. COLEMAN, JR., (John S. Bradway Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Special Projects and Priorities), born 1946; admitted to bar, 1975, NewYork. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1970); Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1974). COURSES: Criminal Law, Ethics, Negotiation, Wrongful Convictions: Causes and Remedies. Email: jcoleman@law.duke.edu


JAMES D. COX, (Brainerd Currie Professor of Law), born 1943; admitted to bar, 1970, California. Education: University of California, Hastings College of Law (J.D., 1969); HarvardLaw School (LL.M., 1971). COURSES: Commercial Law, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Corporations, Securities Regulation. Email: jdc@law.duke.edu


RICHARD A. DANNER, (Sr. Assoc. Dean, Library & Information Services, Archibald C. & Frances Fulk Rufty Research Professor), born 1947; admitted to bar, 1979, Wisconsin. Education: University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1969; M.S., 1975); University of Wisconsin LawSchool (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Legislation. Email: zad@law.duke.edu


WALTER E. DELLINGER, III, (Professor of Law), born 1941; admitted to bar, 1970, North Carolina; 1972, California. Education: University of North Carolina (A.B., 1963); Yale UniversityLaw School (LL.B., 1966). COURSES: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law. Email: wed@law.duke.edu


DEBORAH A. DEMOTT, (David F. Cavers Professor of Law), born 1948; admitted to bar, 1974, New York. Education: Swarthmore College (B.A., 1970); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1973). COURSES: Agency & Partnership, Corporate Finance, Corporations, Fiduciary Obligations. Email: demott@law.duke.edu


DIANE DIMOND, (Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Writing), born 1951; admitted to bar, 1978, NewYork; 1983, NorthCarolina. Education: University of Iowa (B.A., 1973); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Negotiation, Legal Analysis, Research and Writing. Email: dimond@law.duke.edu


ROBINSON O. EVERETT, (Professor of Law), born 1928; admitted to bar, 1950, North Carolina; 1954, District of Columbia. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1947); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1950); DukeUniversity (LL.M., 1959). COURSES: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Law & National Defense, Military Law. Email: everett@law.duke.edu


PETER G. FISH, (Professor of Political Science and Law), born 1937. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1960; A.M., 1965); Johns HopkinsUniversity (Ph.D., 1968). COURSES: American Constitutional Interpretation, Judicial Administration, Judicial Process. Email: pfish@acpub.duke.edu


JOEL L. FLEISHMAN, (Professor of Law and Public Policy Sciences), born 1934; admitted to bar, 1959, North Carolina. Education: University of North Carolina (A.B., 1955; M.A., 1959); University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1959); YaleUniversity (LL.M., 1960). COURSES: Legal Regulation, Political Ethics. Email: fleishman@law.duke.edu


ANDREW H. FOSTER, (Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Clinics), born 1969; admitted to bar, 2000, North Carolina. Education: Rutgers University (B.A., 1991); University of North Carolina at ChapelHill (J.D., 2000). COURSES: Community Economic Development Law, Community Enterprise Law, Ethics. Email: foster@law.duke.edu


MARTIN P. GOLDING, (Professor of Philosophy and Law), born 1930. Education: Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons (Ph.D., 1959). COURSES: Jewish Law, Jurisprudence, Philosophy of Law, Responsibility in Law & Morals. Email: mgolding@duke.edu


LISA KERN GRIFFIN, (Professor of Law), born Los Angeles, California, July 24, 1970; admitted to bar, 1999, Illinois. Education: Georgetown University (B.A., 1992; M.A., 1993) Stanford LawSchool (J.D., 1996). COURSES: Evidence, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure. Email: griffin@law.duke.edu


GAURANG "MITU" GULATI, (Professor of Law), Education: University of Chicago (A.B., 1988); Yale University (M.A., 1991); HarvardLaw School (J.D., 1994). COURSES: Business Associations, Current Issues in Corporate Law, International Debt Finance; Law, Ethics and International Finance, Perspectives on Employment Discrimination. Email: gulati@law.duke.edu


PAUL H. HAAGEN, (Professor of Law), born 1950; admitted to bar, 1983, Pennsylvania. Education: Haverford College (B.A., 1972); Oxford University (B.A., 1974); Princeton University (M.A., 1976); YaleUniversity LawSchool (J.D., 1982; Ph.D., 1986). COURSES: Contracts, Legal History, Sports Law. Email: phh@law.duke.edu


STANLEY HAUERWAS, (Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Legal Ethics and Professor of Law), Education: Southwestern University (B.A., 1962); Yale University (B.D., 1965; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., 1968). COURSES: Ethics.


KARLA F.C. HOLLOWAY, (William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and Professor of Law), Education: Talladega College (A.B., 1971); MichiganState University (M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1978); Duke University School of Law (M.L.S., 2005). COURSES: African‑American Cultural Studies, Ethics and Law, American Literatures, Biocultural Studies, Narrative and Literature. Email: karla.holloway@duke.edu


DONALD L. HOROWITZ, (James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science), born 1939; admitted to bar, 1962, New York; 1979, District of Columbia. Education: Syracuse University (A.B., 1959; LL.B., 1961); HarvardUniversity (LL.M., 1962; A.M., 1965; Ph.D., 1967). COURSES: Comparative Law & Policy, Ethnic Group Relations, Labor Law. Email: dhorowitz@law.duke.edu


TRINA JONES, (Professor of Law), born 1966; admitted to bar, 1992, Districtof Columbia. Education: Cornell University (B.A., 1988); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1991). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Employment Discrimination, Race and the Law. Email: tjones@law.duke.edu


DAVID L. LANGE, (Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law), born 1938; admitted to bar, 1964, Illinois; 1988, North Carolina. Education: University of Illinois (B.S., 1960); University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., 1964). COURSES: Communications, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks. Email: lange@law.duke.edu


CAROLYN MCALLASTER, (Clinical Professor of Law and Director, AIDS Legal Assistance Project), born 1949; admitted to bar, 1976, North Carolina. Education: University of North Carolina (B.A., 1972); University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1976). COURSES: AIDS Law, AIDS Legal Assistance Program and the Advanced AIDS Legal Assistance Clinic. Email: mcallaster@law.duke.edu


FRANCIS E. MCGOVERN, (Professor of Law), born 1945; admitted to bar, 1973, Virginia; 1974, District of Columbia and Texas; 1982, Alabama. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1967); University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1973). COURSES: Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Products Liability, Mass Torts, Legal Strategy. Email: mcgovern@law.duke.edu


THOMAS B. METZLOFF, (Professor of Law), born 1954; admitted to bar, 1982, Georgia. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1976); HarvardLaw School (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Distinctive Aspects of U.S. Law, Ethics in the Legal Profession, Case Studies in Supreme Court Litigation. Email: metzloff@law.duke.edu


RALF MICHAELS, (Professor of Law), born Germany. Education: University of Passau Law School (DR. jur, Summa cum Laude; S.J.D., 2000); King's College CambridgeUniversity (LL.M., 1995). COURSES: Comparative Law, Conflicts of Law, Law and Globalization. Email: michaels@law.duke.edu


MADELINE H. MORRIS, (Professor of Law), born 1957. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1986); Yale UniversityLaw School (J.D., 1989). COURSES: Criminal Law, Guantanamo Defense Clinic, International Criminal Law, Public International Law. Email: morris@law.duke.edu


ROBERT P. MOSTELLER, (Harry R. Chadwick Sr., Professor of Law), born 1948; admitted to bar, 1975, NorthCarolina; 1976, District of Columbia. Education: University of North Carolina (B.A., 1970); Harvard University (M.P.P., 1975); Yale UniversityLaw School (J.D., 1975). COURSES: Criminal Procedure, Evidence. Email: rpm@law.duke.edu


THERESA A. NEWMAN, (Clinical Professor of Law), born Deer Park, New York. Education: SUNY at New Platz (B.S., 1977); Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1988). COURSES: Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice Ethics. Email: newman@law.duke.edu


JONATHAN K. OCKO, (Adjunct Professor of Legal History), born 1946. Education: Trinity College (B.A., 1966); Yale University (M.A., M.Phil., 1970); YaleUniversity LawSchool (Ph.D., 1975). COURSES: Chinese Civil Law, Chinese Legal History, Chinese Company and Security Law. Email: ocko@law.duke.edu


JOHN W. PAYNE, (Joseph J. Ruvane, Jr. Professor of Management and Marketing, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Law), Education: University of California, Irvine (B.A., 1969; M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1973). COURSES: Decision Making, Organizational Behavior, Consumer Behavior. Email: jpayne@mail.duke.edu


H. JEFFERSON POWELL, (Frederick Cleaveland Professor of Law and Divinity), born 1954. Education: University of Wales (B.A., 1975); Duke University (A.M., 1977; Ph.D., 1991); YaleUniversity LawSchool (M.Div., 1979; J.D., 1982). COURSES: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Contracts. Email: powell@law.duke.edu


JEDEDIAH S. PURDY, (Associate Professor of Law), born 1974. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1997); Yale University (J.D., 2001). COURSES: Property, Property and the Constitutional Order, Readings in Ethics. Email: purdy@law.duke.edu


ARTI K. RAI, (Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law), admitted to bar, 1993, Pennsylvania; District of Columbia. Education: Harvard College (A.B., 1987); HarvardLaw School (J.D., 1991). COURSES: Biotechnology, Health Care Law, Intellectual Property. Email: rai@law.duke.edu


JEROME H. REICHMAN, (Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law), born 1936. Education: University of Chicago (B.A., 1955); Yale UniversityLaw School (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Contracts, Copyright, International Intellectual Property Law, Intellectual Property. Email: reichman@law.duke.edu


WILLIAM A. REPPY, JR., (Charles L. B. Lowndes Emeritus Professor of Law), born 1941; admitted to bar, 1966, California; 1971, North Carolina. Education: Stanford University (A.B., 1963); Stanford UniversityLaw School (J.D., 1966). COURSES: Animal Law, Community Property, Conflict of Laws, Trusts and Estates, Property. Email: war@law.duke.edu


BARAK D. RICHMAN, (Professor of Law), Education: Brown University (A.B., 1992); University of California at Berkeley (M.A., 1999); Harvard Law School (J.D., 2002). COURSES: Antitrust, Health Care Law, Contracts. Email: richman@law.duke.edu


JAMES E. SALZMAN, (Samuel F. Mordecai Professor of Law and Professor of Environmental Policy), born 1963. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1985); HarvardUniversity (J.D., 1989; M.S., 1990). COURSES: Administrative Law, Contracts, International Environmental Law, Natural Resources, U.S. Environmental Law. Email: salzman@law.duke.edu


RICHARD L. SCHMALBECK, (Professor of Law), born 1947; admitted to bar, 1975, Ohio; 1977, District of Columbia. Education: Universityof Chicago (B.A., 1970; J.D., 1975). COURSES: Quantitative Methods, Federal Income Tax, The Non‑Profit Sector. Email: schmalbeck@law.duke.edu


CHRISTOPHER H. SCHROEDER, (Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies), born 1948; admitted to bar, 1974, California. Education: Princeton University (B.A., 1968); Yale University (M.Div., 1971); University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) (J.D., 1974). COURSES: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Property, The Congress, Constitutional Law, Readings in Ethics. Email: schroeder@law.duke.edu


STEVEN L. SCHWARCZ, (Stanley A. Star Professor of Law and Business), born 1949; admitted to bar, 1975, New York. Education: New York University School of Engineering & Science (B.S., 1971); Columbia University (J.D., 1974). COURSES: Commercial Law, Bankruptcy, Corporate Reorganization, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets. Email: schwarcz@law.duke.edu


NEIL S. SIEGEL, (Associate Professor of Law and Political Science), born 1971. Education: Duke University (B.A., 1994; M.A., 1995); University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 2001; J.D., 2001). COURSES: Federal Courts, Constitutional Law. Email: nsiegel@law.duke.edu


SCOTT L. SILLIMAN, (Professor of the Practice of Law and Director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security), born 1943. Education: University of NorthCarolina (B.A., 1965; J.D., 1968). COURSES: National Security, Military Law.


MICHAEL E. TIGAR, (Professor of the Practice of Law), admitted to bar, 1993, New York. Education: University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1962); Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley (J.D., 1966). COURSES: Criminal Law, Appeals, Appellate Practice. Email: tigar@law.duke.edu


NEIL VIDMAR, (Russell M. Robinson II Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology: Social and Health Sciences), born 1940. Education: MacMurray College (A.B., 1962); University of Illinois (M.A., 1965; Ph.D., 1967). COURSES: Negotiation, Psychology of Litigation Process, Social Science Evidence, Contemporary Jury, World Jury Systems. Email: vidmar@law.duke.edu


JOHN C. WEISTART, (Professor of Law), born 1943; admitted to bar, 1968, Illinois; 1970, North Carolina. Education: IllinoisWesleyan University (A.B., 1965); Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1968). COURSES: Athletics and Antitrust, Commercial Law, Contracts, Commercial Transactions, Strategies in Commercial Transactions. Email: weistart@law.duke.edu


JANE R. WETTACH, (Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Children's Education Law Clinic), admitted to bar, 1981, North Carolina. Education: University of North Carolina (B.A., 1976); University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Education Law, Children's Education Law Clinic, Advanced Children's Education Law Clinic. Email: wettach@law.duke.edu


JONATHAN B. WIENER, (William R. Perkins & Thomas L. Perkins Prof. of Law, Prof. of Environmental Policy & Public Policy Studies), born 1962; admitted to bar, 1988, Massachusetts; 1991, District of Columbia. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1984); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Environmental Law, Property, Mass Torts, Risk Assessment & Management. Email: wiener@law.duke.edu


ERNEST A. YOUNG, (Professor of Law), born Abilene, Texas; admitted to bar, 1994, Texas. Education: Dartmouth College (B.A., 1990); Harvard LawSchool (J.D., 1993). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Foreign Relations Law. Email: young@law.duke.edu


LAWRENCE A. ZELENAK, (Pamela B. Gann Professor of Law), admitted to bar, 1979, Washington. Education: Santa Clara (B.A., 1976); Harvard LawSchool (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Federal Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Tax Policy. Email: Zelenak@law.duke.edu