Voice of American Law

The law library has recently acquired a series of videos from Duke University School of Law’s Voices of American Law initiative, designed to develop educational materials related to the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in American society.

The project involved identifying important topics in U.S. constitutional law and selecting relevant and significant Supreme Court cases. Each of the cases is the subject of a twenty minute case documentary that focuses on interviews with the parties, lawyers and judges.


The topics covered include the constitutionality of laws involving issues such as gay rights, freedom of speech, prayer in public schools, the role of religion in public life, partial-birth abortion, campaign finance, and many others.


For a detailed description of these videos, along with access to the opinions, court documents, articles, interviews and photographs related to the cases, click here.


The law library has now acquired all eighteen of these videos. They are available behind the circulation desk for a three day loan, and can be located by title (name  of  case) via our Law Related Video Collection Guide, under documentaries. They can also be retrieved in Madcat using the "title begins with" search: voices of american law.

Submitted by Sunil Rao, on December 6, 2010

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