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Events

  • 6 Mar 2024

Under the Supreme Court's 2022 decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, the constitutionality of a modern gun regulation depends upon whether a court finds the regulation to comport with history and tradition. But Bruen's novel test raises important and pressing questions. How should judges approach a historical record that may...

  • 14 Nov 2023

Professor Darrell Miller will lead a discussion with Cassandra Rowe and Elizabeth Sager, public health experts from the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, regarding the oral arguments in the Supreme Court's next major Second Amendment case, United States v. Rahimi. The discussion will cover each...

  • 25 Oct 2023

Former Congressman Dave Trott (L'85) will discuss his experience working on gun legislation at both the state and federal levels, recent trends in state gun laws, and his perspective on future regulatory developments. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Firearms Law. Co-sponsored with POLIS: Center for Politics at...

  • 21 Mar 2023

Join us for a discussion on policing and gun violence featuring Sanford Professor Emeritus Philip J. Cook and Durham Chief of Police Patrice Andrews. The discussion will cover Professor Cook's new book, Policing Gun Violence, as well as a detailed report that Professor Cook produced - at the invitation of Chief...

  • 4 Oct 2022

Join us for a far-reaching discussion with David French that will cover the landmark 2022 Supreme Court term and the impact of the Court's major Second Amendment decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen. Mr. French is a leading political commentator who is the senior editor at The Dispatch and a New York Times best-selling...

  • 21 Sep 2022

Join us for a discussion of the future of Second Amendment Rights with Clark Neily of the Cato Institute and Duke Law Professor Joseph Blocher. The two will discuss their thoughts on the case and its impact on gun control legislation and Second Amendment litigation. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Federalist...

  • 24 Jun 2022

Sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law. For more information please contact Amanda Gonzalez at amanda.gonzalez@law.duke.edu.

  • 18 Mar 2022

Join us for an all-day conference on the theme Privatizing the Gun Debate. The conference will explore the ways in which private actors are increasingly taking on a major role in the gun debate. It will convene scholars and practitioners for a series of panels to discuss several themes in the movement to regulate guns...

  • 17 Mar 2022

Join us for a discussion with Duke Law alumna Alla Lefkowitz. Ms. Lefkowitz is the Senior Director for Affirmative Litigation at Everytown Law and previously served as a Senior Staff Attorney at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. She will share her experience working on issues related to firearms law, gun...

  • 19 Nov 2021

Private event. Sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law. For more information, please contact Theresa Boyce at Theresa.boyce@law.duke.edu

  • 12 Apr 2021

Many of the recent debates over police violence, the Capitol insurrection, and the events surrounding last summer's antiracism protests have centered on the connections between guns and violence. Observers of these events have developed different views of violence, the state's role in monopolizing legitimate violence,...

  • 8 Mar 2021

Join us for a panel discussion with Denver University Sturm College of Law Professor David Kopel and Duke Law Professors Joseph Blocher and Darrell Miller on gun control and the prevention of tyranny argument raised by many Second Amendment proponents. The panel will discuss the impact of measures to restrict access...

  • 9 Feb 2021

The 2020 election and its aftermath have raised new questions about the role and place of firearms in election-related activities and democratic institutions. Join us for a discussion about the laws regulating firearms around polling places, near political protests and demonstrations, and by groups purporting to act...

  • 10 Nov 2020

Professor Jennifer Carlson will join us to discuss her recently published book, Policing the Second Amendment: Guns, Law Enforcement, and the Politics of Race. Drawing on local and national newspapers, interviews with close to eighty police chiefs, and a rare look at gun licensing processes, Carlson explores the ways...

  • 9 Oct 2020

Duke Center for Firearms Law will host its annual symposium this fall in partnership with The Northwestern University Law Review. The symposium-the Second Amendment's Next Chapter-will explore the future of the Second Amendment. It has been over a decade since the Supreme Court decided a significant Second Amendment...

  • 3 Sep 2020

In the ongoing national conversations about policing, protest, racism, and violence, the role of guns plays an important part. And with gun purchasing, carrying, and brandishing increasingly in the news during the Covid-19 pandemic, the intersection of these issues takes on heightened importance. Join us for an online...

  • 24 Jul 2020

Works in progress workshop for firearms law scholars. By invitation only. Sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law. For more information, please contact Jake Charles at jacob.charles@law.duke.edu.

  • 9 Jul 2020

Please join Kerry Abrams, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law, for a conversation with Duke Law faculty members on the current state of policing throughout the United States, with an emphasis on how policies and biases impact communities of color. Panelists will discuss the history of...

  • 24 Apr 2020

Whether we are speaking of the March for Our Lives students' remarkable amicus brief in NYSRPA v. NYC, or the recent phenomenon of "Second Amendment Sanctuaries," issues of popular mobilization, preemption, localism, and gun law and politics have been in the news lately. The Center for Firearms Law is sponsoring a...

  • 17 Mar 2020

Constitutional interpretation has increasingly turned to history and a close reading of the text to decipher meaning. Scholars have begun mining newly available databases containing thousands of works and millions of words from the founding era to shed light on questions about the typical use of words at the time the...

  • 2 Mar 2020

Guns can be-and perhaps increasingly are-regulated outside the process we usually envision in which laws get debated and passed through the legislature. Through lawsuits asserting tort and tort-like liability (e.g. the Sandy Hook lawsuit against Remington) and through business regulation of sales practices and...

  • 4 Feb 2020

Last December, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a Second Amendment case for the first time in nearly a decade-New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York. Along with that case, nearly a dozen cert petitions are pending before the Court that raise complicated Second Amendment questions, like...

  • 13 Nov 2019

Join this interdisciplinary panel of Duke experts for a conversation about 3D printed guns and the legal, technological, and policy considerations, moderated by Professor Joseph Blocher. Panel includes Professor Ken Gall, Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship in the Pratt School of Engineering, Professor Jeff Ward,...

  • 30 Oct 2019

What counts as a "machine gun" under federal law? How do prosecutors charge and try gun crimes? Join former federal prosecutor Professor Lisa Kern Griffin and Duke Law alumna Pamela Hicks, who has held high-level positions within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), for a discussion about...

  • 27 Sep 2019

For information on the schedule of events for the fall symposium, please visit: https://lcp.law.duke.edu/gun-rights/. Sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law. For more information, please contact Allison Rackley at allison.rackley@law.duke.edu.

  • 19 Sep 2019

Join us for a discussion among Duke Professors Jeff Swanson & Kristin Goss and North Carolina State Representative Marcia Morey about Extreme Risk Protection Order laws (also known as "Red Flag" laws). These laws allow courts to order a person who poses an imminent risk to himself or others to temporarily surrender...

  • 2 Aug 2019

The Center for Firearms Law is hosting a Works In Progress Colloquium. By invitation only. Sponsored by the Center for Firearms Law. For more information, please contact Allison Rackley at allison.rackley@law.duke.edu

  • 4 Mar 2019

The law school's Center for Firearms Law is hosting University of Texas law professor Sanford Levinson, a major constitutional law scholar who also wrote the book "Written in Stone" about monuments. It was published by Duke University Press 20 years ago, and just re-issued this year. We invite interested students and...

  • 4 Mar 2019

University of Texas law professor Sanford Levinson will join Duke's own Walter Dellinger for a conversation about the Supreme Court, the Second Amendment, and the future of gun rights and regulation. Levinson's article The Embarrassing Second Amendment is regarded as one of the foundational pieces of scholarship in...

  • 28 Feb 2019

Two leading firearms law scholars, David Kopel, research director at the Independence Institute and associate policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and George Mocsary of the Southern Illinois University School of Law, will join Professor Charles Dunlap and Professor Darrell Miller for a discussion of The Second...