The Commons Faculty Focus Feature Profiles Alumni Notes In Memoriam Sua Sponte Archive | Winter 2021 | Volume 40 No. 1 From the Dean Reflecting on a year that “has been a constant reminder of the importance of community.” $5M grant aids criminal justice reform at the Wilson Center for Science and Justice International Studies: Kobelev becomes associate dean, Maher ’83 remains engaged as emerita Environmental Law and Policy Clinic shares award for work on Clean Water for Carolina Kids program Janse Haywood retires after 42 years See more articles in The Commons > Rebooting America Amid a pandemic, an economic crisis, and a country fractured by extremism and inequality, Duke Law scholars offer insight and advice to the new administration on the path forward. A pardon and two exonerations The Wrongful Convictions Clinic secures both exoneration and a pardon for Ronnie Long after 44 years of incarceration. Willie Shaw exonerated after spending five years in prison. Office Hours Marin Levy Levy’s recent examination of state-level court packing informs national conversation on the future of federal courts. Alumni Profile In the driver’s seat Erik A. Moses ’96 brings 20 years of executive experience in Washington, D.C.’s sports and live events market to the challenge of reviving a dormant NASCAR track. Alumni Profile Focused on voting Marc Elias JD/MA ’93 speaks with Dean Kerry Abrams on his career in political law, staying true to his personal values, and why he’s driven to advance voting rights and election reform. Sarah Ludington ’92 directs the First Amendment Clinic Christopher Schroeder helms Office of Legal Counsel as acting assistant attorney general Faculty Notes: Margaret Lemos co-authors a novel coursebook on judicial decision-making and more faculty news. John Weistart ’68: A scholar, teacher, mentor, and friend retires after 51 years. See more articles in Faculty Focus > Student Profile Christine Mullen ’21 empowers others through volunteer, pro bono, and clinic service.