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Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law, North Carolina

Bosch Fellow in Public Policy - Class of Fall 2003

Paul D. Carrington is a recently retired Professor of Law at Duke University. He is a native of Dallas, a graduate of the University of Texas (1952) and the Harvard Law School (1955). From 1957 to 2010, he was a law professor at Wyoming, Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, and Duke, and held visiting appointments at ten other American law schools and five foreign universities, including Freiburg and Bucerius. He has given occasional lectures at over a hundred other law schools in the United States and abroad. His work has been supported by the Ford, Guggenheim, Luce, and Rockefeller foundations.


His recent books are Stewards of Democracy (1999); Spreading America’s Word (2005); Reforming the Supreme Court: Term Limits for Justices (edited with Roger C. Cramton, 2006); Law and Class in America: Trends since The Cold War (edited with Trina Jones, 2006). His book Lawyers in American History and Politics was published by the American Bar Association in 2011. In summer 2010, he was co-chair of a Bellagio Conference on transnational corruption and addressed the Budapest Bar.

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