James Duane is a Professor at Regent Law School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he received the Faculty Excellence Award in the Fall of 2002. He has twice taught as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, most recently in the Fall of 2011. During the 2013-14 academic year, he served as a faculty associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
He was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award by the Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in 2002. He received his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1981, where he was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his JD cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1984. He 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. He was senior associate at the law firm of Connors & Vilardo in Buffalo, New York, where he practiced civil litigation and criminal defense, and was trial counsel for all of the defendants in Schenck v. Pro-Choice Network of Western New York, 519 U.S. 357 (1997).