November 06, 2020 Feature

From Judge to Dean and Back Again Reflections on Transitions

By David F. Levi

I left the federal bench in 2007 to become dean of the Duke Law School. I left the dean position in 2018 and now direct the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School. I am also president of the American Law Institute (ALI). In many ways, it seems I have come full circle, although not exactly. I will explain.

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