Bolch Judicial Institute
Duke Law School
by Diane P. Wood, Chilton Varner and Douglas YoungVol. 100 No. 2 (2016) | A Judge in Public Life
INTRODUCTION1 This paper was originally presented at the United Kingdom-United States Legal Exchange in London, England, in September 2015. The Exchange, sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers, originated […]
During the past three years, China has proclaimed a judicial reform campaign that aims to follow the “rule by law” (yifa zhiguo) in civil dispute resolutions. In delivering the 2014 […]
by Philip SalesVol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held
Much attention is paid to our brave new world wrought by algorithms and artificial technology, one in which many societal functions are accelerated and made more efficient — and more […]
(Pictured Above: View of an online hearing at the Hangzhou Internet Court, in Hangzhou City, the first court in the world designed to hear cases nearly exclusively online. Disputes focus […]
The President of the United States referred to a judge who ruled against the executive as a “so-called” judge. Both his most recent French colleagues called the judiciary “flavorless green […]
by Richard Arnold, Lionel Bently, Estelle Derclaye and Graeme DinwoodieVol. 101 No. 2 (2017) | Can science save justice?
FOUR EUROPEAN IP EXPERTS ASSESS THE LIKELY IMPACT of BREXIT on INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS in the UK AND EU — AND WHAT IT ALL MEANS for the UNITED STATES On […]
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi once described the judiciary as the “cancer of democracy.”1 This presumably had much to do with his personal situation of being accused several times […]
In 2014, two years after graduating law school, I was appointed to serve as a municipal court judge in Guadalupe, Ariz.1 The town had the highest unemployment rate in Maricopa […]
In recent years, governments from the state of Delaware to the Emirate of Dubai have created institutions specially designed to adjudicate transnational commercial disputes. These institutions are hybrids between courts […]
by Allyson K. Duncan and John MacyVol. 104 No. 3 (2020-21) | Judges on the March
In late 2019, the Polish Sejm approved yet another law aimed at cabining the structure and function of the judiciary. The new law, popularly referred to as a “muzzle” law, empowers a disciplinary chamber to bring proceedings against judges for questioning the ruling party’s platform. The law allows the Polish government to fire judges, or cut their salaries, for speaking out against legislation aimed at the judiciary, or for questioning the legitimacy of new judicial appointees.