Professor James Duane; Regent University School of Law
Professor James Duane taught me civil procedure in law school. He is arguably the smartest law professor I had throughout law school and I attended two law schools. He is also a committed Christian and conservative. In fact, Professor Duane is such a strong conservative; I was frankly surprised when I found this video. Conservatives typically are averse to making statements that infer a bias for the accused. However, I know that is not Professor Duane’s intent here. He is speaking out strongly in favor of the Fifth Amendment, and as a criminal defense attorney, I could not agree with him more. I cannot count the number of clients that made my job much more difficult because they spoke to the police without the assistance of counsel. Nevertheless, here is Professor Duane in his own words.