Law Professor James Duane has been active recently.
After passing the Virginia Bar in February, Duane will soon add this association to his state bar admissions.
This coming fall, in addition to his duties at Regent Law, Professor Duane will enjoy the honor of being a visiting professor at William & Mary Law School.
Lastly, in the Spring 2009 issue of the Virginia Bar Association News Journal, Duane published "She Told Me She Was Scared of Him": The Admissibility of Hearsay Evidence that a Murder Victim Feared the Accused. This article addresses the Virginia Supreme Court ruling in Clay v. Commonwealth*, focusing on the delicacy of using the state of mind exception to the hearsay rule in murder cases.
*33 Va.App. 96, 531 S.E.2d 623 (Va. Ct. App.2000) (en banc), affirmed, 262 Va. 253, 546 S.E.2d 728 (2001).