In making appointments to the office of ambassador, U.S. presidents often select political supporters from outside the ranks of the State Department's professional diplomatic corps. This practice is aberrational and a source of recurrent controversy, and yet its significance is substantially opaque: How do political appointees compare with career diplomats in terms of credentials? Do they serve in some countries more than others? Have any patterns evolved over time? Please join Ryan Scoville, associate professor of law at Marquette University, to discuss his findings on the above unexplored questions and thoughts for legal reforms, based on his forthcoming article in the Duke Law Journal. A panel discussion featuring Prof. Curtis Bradley of Duke Law and Prof. Michael Gerhardt of UNC Law will follow. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Duke Law Journal; the Duke Law chapters of the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society; the Duke Center on Law, Ethics and National Security; and the Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy. For more information or any questions, please contact Daniel Lautzenheiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcoming the LLM Class of 2020
Ninety-six accomplished attorneys from 39 countries began their LLM studies on Aug. 19
The annual celebration of the Law School’s international students and scholars will be held Sept. 23 – 27.
New Duke Law center will delve into science of criminal justice
The Center for Science and Justice, led by Professor Brandon Garrett, will apply legal and scientific research to reforming the criminal justice system.