postponed - David Levi: Reflections on Judicial Independence

We have been closely following the evolving situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), and have decided in accordance with University guidance and for the safety of our community and visitors to postpone thIS EVENT.

Distinguished Lecture by David Levi, 14th Dean of the Duke Law School and international scholar of judicial behavior, ethics, and legal history.

The University of Chicago Alumni Club of North Carolina is honored to host David Levi to give a free lecture and discussion on the critically important issue of Judicial Independence.

David F. Levi is the Levi Family Professor of Law and Judicial Studies and Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute. Levi was previously the James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law. The 14th dean of Duke Law School, he served from 2007 to 2018. Prior to his appointment, he was the Chief United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California with chambers in Sacramento. He was appointed United States Attorney by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and a United States district judge by President George H. W. Bush in 1990.

A native of Chicago, Levi earned his A.B. in history and literature, magna cum laude, from Harvard College. He entered Harvard's graduate program in history, specializing in English legal history and serving as a teaching fellow in English history and literature. He graduated Order of the Coif in 1980 from Stanford Law School, where he was also president of the Stanford Law Review. Following graduation, he was a law clerk to Judge Ben C. Duniway of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then to Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dean David Levi has a special affinity for the University of Chicago. He grew up in Hyde Park and his father, Edward H. Levi, was the 8th President of the University of Chicago serving in that role from 1968-1975.


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Cost: Complimentary; Registration Required.


6:30PM - 7:30PM Tue 24 Mar 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 US

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Leah Rutchick
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John Bok
Michael Brown
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Mary Beth Parker
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Ray Sowell
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