Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Court of Public Opinion Conference Schedule

Friday, I'll be presenting as part of a panel on new media at the conference, held at the Duke Law School. I'll also be live-blogging the entire conference.

The full schedule is below:



Friday, September 28, 2007

Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30-9:00 a.m.

Opening Address by Hodding Carter III
9:00-9:30 a.m.

The Role and Responsibility of Traditional Media
9:35-10:45 a.m.

Moderator: Sara Sun Beale, Charles L. B. Lowndes Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

--Sylvia Adcock, free-lance journalist for The Washington Post; Lecturer, North Carolina State University
--Loren Ghiglione, Richard Schwarzlose Professor of Media Ethics, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
--Eric N. Lieberman, Vice President and Counsel, The Washington Post
--Malcolm Moran, Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society, Pennsylvania State University College of Communications
--Ari Shapiro, Legal Correspondent, NPR News

The Role and Responsibility of New Media
10:50 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Moderator: James Salzman, Samuel F. Mordecai Professor of Law and Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke University School of Law
--KC Johnson, Professor, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, editor of
--Beatrice Myers, Executive Producer, CourtTV News
--Marcy Wheeler, PhD, contributor as "emptywheel" to and
--Kinsey Wilson, Executive Editor, USA TODAY

A “Fred Friendly” Roundtable
12:15-1:45 p.m. (Lunch Provided)
Moderator: Jack Ford, Anchor, CourtTV News
--Peter Gilchrist, District Attorney, Meckenburg County, North Carolina
--Kimberly Guilfoyle, Host, “The Lineup,” Fox News
--Kerstin Kimel, Head Coach, Women’s Lacrosse, Duke University
--David F. Levi, Dean, Duke University School of Law
--Sonja Steptoe, Senior Correspondent, TIME Magazine
--Elliott Wolf, President, Duke Student Government, 2006-2007; Member, Duke University Class of 2008

Public Premiere of “Voices of American Law” Documentary: Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada
2:00-2:30 p.m. (while Roundtable participants have private lunch)

The Role and Responsibility of Defense Counsel
2:45-4:00 p.m.
Moderator: Robert P. Mosteller, Harry R. Chadwick Sr. Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
--Mark Geragos, Principal, The Law Offices of Geragos & Geragos
--Harold A. Haddon, Member, Haddon, Morgan, Mueller, Jordan, Mackey & Foreman PC
--Laurie L. Levenson, Professor of Law, William M. Rains Fellow and Director of the Center for Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
--Michael E. Tigar, Research Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

The Role and Responsibility of Prosecutors
4:15-5:30 p.m.
Moderator: Thomas Metzloff, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
--R. Michael Cassidy, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
--Colm F. Connolly, United States Attorney, District of Delaware
--Marsha Goodenow, Assistant District Attorney, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Comparative Law Approaches to Media Access to Court Proceedings
9:00-10:15 a.m.
Moderator: Francesca E. Bignami, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
--Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
--Peter M. Jacobsen, Partner, Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP, Ontario, Canada
--Gavin Phillipson, Professor, Department of Law, Durham University, United Kingdom
--Giorgio Resta, Associate Professor, Law Faculty, University of Bari, Italy

Institutional Response to Crisis
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Moderator: Noah Pickus, Nannerl O. Keohane Director of The Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University
--Judith Clair, Associate Professor, Boston College Carroll School of Management
--Richard S. Levick, President and Chief Executive Officer, Levick Strategic Communications
--Craig A. Masback, Chief Executive Officer, USA Track & Field

A Conversation: “Living Through Lacrosse”
Noon-1:15 p.m. (Lunch Provided)
Moderator: Erwin Chemerinsky, Alston & Bird Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Duke University School of Law
--John F. Burness, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations, Duke University
--James E. Coleman, Jr., Professor of the Practice of Law, Duke University School of Law
--Paul H. Haagen, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
--Raymond C. Pierce, Dean, North Carolina Central University School of Law
--Emily Rotberg, Member of Duke University Class of 2007

The Role and Responsibility of Special Interest Groups
1:30-2:45 p.m.
Moderator: Christopher H. Schroeder, Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies, Duke University School of Law
--Scott G. Bullock, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
--Robert Entman, J.B. & M.C. Professor of Media and Public Affairs, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University
--Kimberly A. Gross, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University
--Dori J. Maynard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert E. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
--Steven R. Shapiro, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union

The Role and Responsibility of the Court
3:00-4:15 p.m.
Moderator: David F. Levi, Dean, Duke University School of Law
--Gary A. Hengstler, Director, The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for the Courts and Media, National Judicial College
--Leroy F. Millette, Jr., Chief Judge, Circuit Court, Prince William County, Virginia
--W. Terry Ruckriegle, Chief Judge, 5th Judicial District, Breckenridge. Colorado
--David A. Sellers, Assistant Director for Public Affairs, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, D.C.
--Reggie B. Walton, Judge, The United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Closing remarks
4:15-4:30 p.m.


Teach1975 said...

Burness does not deserve to share a stage with J. Coleman.

Also prior to your last duke talk someone jokingly wondered why you were not live blogging your own talk... well it seems like this is pretty close. Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

Well, say what you want, but that's an impressive and diverse line up. Duke Law deserves credit for putting this together.

jamil hussein said...

Ethics and law seem to be popular topic nowadays. It would be interesting to hear opinions about this conference on law & ethics:

"A disbarred lawyer convicted of aiding terrorists will be teaching at an upcoming law school ethics conference.

Lynne Stewart, who was found guilty of conspiring with terrorist Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, will be speaking October 16 at Hofstra Law School’s “Legal Ethics: Lawyering on the Edge,” in Hempstead, New York.

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Debrah said...

This should be interesting.

KC will be among many characters we see as commenters on all the cable news shows.

Mark Geragos

Laurie Levenson

Hodding Carter...having seen him in ages.

Jack Ford...who grosses me out.


I hope they engage in a candid discussion and not some obligatory exercise between the media and academia.

Nice that KC will be there live-blogging!

Anonymous said...

Our very best to Ms Kimel. Guilfoil is one evil woman.

Gary Packwood said...


Goodness. You do keep good company.

I am most appreciative that you will be giving us the opportunity to learn right along with you.

If time permits, would you let us know if undergraduates are in attendance and if they have observations about the process and content of the proceedings?

Thank You

Anonymous said...

It would have been fun to have Nancy Grace on one of the panels. Oh, well, maybe next time.

Anonymous said...

Nancy Grace couldn't make it to the affair? She could have enlightened the gathering on the evidence that Nifong never revealed!!

scott said...


No Mark Anthony Neal, no Wendy Murphy, no Bob Ashley, no Irving Joyner?

Won't the group that can charitably be called "the buffoons" be offended that they are so underrepresented?

Anonymous said...

I imagine how the members of the group of 88 must feel. They are watching people make career making credentials out of the Duke Hoax. While the group of 88 will forever be saddled with their flawed performance in this affair.

They had front row seats to the greatest modern case of prosecution misconduct and railroading in America and they actual went out of their way to help support the railroading.

Many of these people claim to be interested in just causes, but they had no problems throwing the lax players under the bus for their personal goals.

Any statement made by the 88 will be met with "well weren't one of the group of 88?"

Imagine if they had publicly stood up and say something is wrong here lets wait for due process?

They will have a lifetime to consider what might have been.

mac said...

Guest Speakers: CGM, MN, TL, RB?

But seriously, it looks like an impressive cast - except for the appearance of lots of Dukies from the Duke Pantomime and Law School. (It theoretically became a School of Pantomime when justice was treated like a discarded french fry on the men's room floor at Wendy's.)

Someone from the school forgot that Pantomime is not the same thing as Mime, as they were officially silent on the Hoax (except for Professor Coleman.)

At least there are others there.
Glad KC is, especially, except that KC ought to be a keynote speaker.

Anonymous said...

Panel member Ari Shapiro, Legal Correspondent, NPR News

NPR has produced dozens of stories related to the Duke lacrosse hoax. As far as I can tell Ari Shapiro has never touched this story.

So why now? Why not bring on NPR's Adam Hochberg, who rebuked the defense attorneys for their unseemly behavior after NC Attorney Roy Cooper "dropped all charges" Why not bring on any of the other NPR contributors to this failed frame?

If they wanted someone uncompromised by the case, why not bring on Terry Gross, who at least would be entertaining?

inman said...

to 3:22

It would be nice if an alum would place an ad each year in the Chronicle on April 6 ... a simple ad that reads something like this:

"The Group of '88 ...

... faculty at Duke who thought they listened for a disaster, but in fact help cause one."

A copy of the listening statement and a listing of their names.

Each year, until the last one dies.

With a url so that google forever picks it up. So there would be no hiding.

That would surely have a chilling effect on other idealougues who care more for their agenda than they do their students.

And it would be just retribution for a group that surely deserves retribution.

another drive-by quoter! said...

In the dictionary, success comes between shit and sympathy. Professor Coleman is listed between one of the administrative jokes, John Burn-mess and Ray Pierce, the Dean of the NCCU law school.

Truly amazing that Burn-mess is listed as the senior VP for Public Affairs (we all know that he made the Duke HOAX public) and Government Relations (Government relations--aka the DPD and DDA's office------------but soon to be the Federal government)

Anonymous said...

Great idea - 9:36

Anonymous said...

KC: Going to Israel in the middle of this is like missing the Revolutionary War. Man, we NEED you! Where else will we get this perspective and feed our insatiable addiction to this saga?

I went on vacation and didn't get to the blog for a week and thought I was going to have the DTs.

Anonymous said...

I would like to hear Marsha Goodenow. She was impressive at the bar hearing and that was formal testimony. I can imagine her really getting going in an open discussion.