James Joseph Duane

James Duane received his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College (1981) (elected to Phi Beta Kappa) and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School (1984). He is a Professor at Regent Law School in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he was awarded the Faculty Excellence Award (2002) and the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award by the Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (2002).

Professor Duane clerked for the Honorable Michael A. Telesca of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and the Honorable Ellsworth A. Van Graafeiland on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As senior associate at the law firm of Connors & Vilardo in Buffalo, New York, he practiced civil litigation and criminal defense, and was trial counsel for all defendants in Schenck v. Pro-Choice Network of Western New York, 519 U.S. 357 (1997).

Admitted to practice in the United States supreme Court, he specializes in the areas of Evidence, Civil Procedure, and Trial Practice, and has published more than twenty articles in those fields. He is the co-author of Weissenberger’s Federal Evidence along with Dean Glen Weissenberger of DePaul Law School, and a contributing editor of Black’s Law Dictionary. Since 1995, he has been a member of the faculty at the Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Virginia Law School in Charlottesville, and has taught Constitutional law at the National Litigation Academy.

Professor Duane has lectured widely, has testified before the Advisory Committee of the United States Judicial Conference on the Federal Rules of Evidence and has been interviewed on television and radio, including National Public Radio’s All Things Considered,.

Professor James Joseph Duane
Regent University School of Law
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Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
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