April 5, 2012
Duke Law School
Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old student wearing a hoodie and carrying only Skittles and iced tea, was fatally shot while walking toward his family home in Sanford, Florida. His shooter, George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, stated to a 911 operator that the teenager looked suspicious, followed Trayvon on foot through the neighborhood, then claimed self-defense to police, and has not been charged in the case. The death of Trayvon Martin has sparked a national debate. Join Professors Coleman, Hu, Buell, and Beale in a panel discussion of the legal questions surrounding his death. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Program in Public Law.
Trayvon Martin & the Legal Questions Surrounding His Death
April 5, 2012
Helfer’s MOOC on International Human Rights a Duke Law first
Laurence Helfer, the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law, taught a massive open-access online course — a “MOOC” — on international human rights law during the spring semester, bringing high-level legal instruction to a global audience. More than 18,500 students initially enrolled in the six-week course, which is comprised of video lectures, discussion forums in which students debate cutting-edge human rights issues, weekly quizzes, and a final exam.
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