Sua Sponte

Spring 2023

For the first time since arriving at Duke in 2018, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law and Distinguished Professor of Law Kerry Abrams returned to the classroom during the fall semester, teaching Family Law to over 40 second- and third-year students. A scholar of immigration, citizenship, family, and constitutional law, Abrams began her teaching career as an acting assistant professor in New York University Law School’s Lawyering Program, and she taught family law, immigration law, citizenship theory, advanced constitutional law, law and sexuality, law and literature, and feminist legal theory as a member of the University of Virginia law faculty for 13 years. 

“Even after two decades of teaching, it’s still a thrill to be in front of a classroom, especially when you’ve got terrific Duke Law students,” she said.