Law & Culture

Legal Tradition — Or Symbol of Subjugation?

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

Recently a huge controversy erupted in Zimbabwe over the alleged purchase of British horsehair wigs for Zimbabwean judges. Given the financial challenges ordinary Zimbabweans face, it was not surprising that […]

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Artificial Justice: The Quandary of AI in the Courtroom

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Judicature International | 2021-2022

Artificial intelligence is here, and it’s everywhere. The technology is so pervasive, in fact, that it now hides in plain sight — in our cars and on our coffee tables. […]

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Taking aim (again) at multiword prepositions (PDF)

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

Since I didn’t wipe them out the first time (Summer 2018), I am reloading. Multiword prepositions—also called compound or complex or phrasal prepositions—are among the most noxious and pervasive small-scale faults in legal writing. […]

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‘The People’ Have Decided

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

There are many great judges. Only some have a major impact on our law — or even more rarely on our larger culture and society — and most of those […]

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Losing Faith: Why Public Trust in the Judiciary Matters

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

What can judges do about America’s declining trust in public institutions?

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Legal Information vs. Legal Advice: A 25 Year Retrospective

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

In modern times, a key question in access to justice has been: To what extent can court personnel assist unrepresented litigants in filing and managing their claims? The answer to […]

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Trauma-Informed Judicial Practice from the Judges’ Perspective

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

Research sends a clear message: The effects of trauma cannot be ignored within our court system. Up to 90 percent of adolescents and 75 percent of adults involved in the […]

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Bolch Prize 2022: A Shining Example

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

Through more than 50 years of service on the federal bench, Judge J. Clifford Wallace, chief judge emeritus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, has led […]

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Judge Paul W. Grimm named director of the Bolch Judicial Institute

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

U.S. District Court Judge Paul W. Grimm of the District of Maryland has been named director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law, starting Jan. 1, 2023.

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Helping Courts Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

As the challenges of adjusting to the covid pandemic ease within state courts, persistent concerns regarding the fairness and equity of these same courts remain. Efforts to address these longer-term issues […]

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