An online discussion with David Levi, 14th Dean of the Duke Law School and international scholar of judicial behavior, ethics, and legal history.


Please join the members of the Harvard Club for an event co-sponsored with the University of Chicago Alumni Club of North Carolina.  Professor Levi, a graduate of Harvard College, will join us online to discuss 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.

Event Details 

When:   6:30pm-7:30pm, Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Where:  Zoom online event:  Zoom link to be emailed to registrants the morning of the event 

Tickets:  Free, but registration is required.  Register now!