Paul D. Carrington papers, 1985-2013

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Summary

Creator:
Carrington, Paul D., 1931-
Abstract:
Paul D. Carrington was Dean of the Law School at Duke University and is Professor Emeritus. The collection contains materials primarily from Paul Carrington's time as Professor Emeritus at the Duke Law School and include correspondence and research materials on his writings on legal and judicial reform.
Extent:
4.5 Linear Feet
Language:
Materials in English
Collection ID:
UA.20.02.0001
University Archives Record Group:
20 -- School of Law
20 -- School of Law > 02 -- Deans

Background

Scope and content:

The collection contains materials primarily from Paul Carrington's time as Professor Emeritus at the Duke Law School. Included is correspondence on a number of legal issues, research materials, teaching and class materials, newsclippings, and other materials. Topics covered include judicial independence, judicial and legal refrom, legal education, Paul Carrington's writings, and other subjects.

Biographical / historical:

Paul D. Carrington was Dean of the Law School at Duke University and is Professor Emeritus.

Paul Carrington was born June 12, 1931, in Dallas, Texas, and attended the University of Texas (1952) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1955). He served in the Army until 1957, when he became a teaching fellow at Harvard Law School until 1958. He then became a Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Wyoming until 1960, when he moved to the Indiana University School of Law. In 1962 he became Associate Professor of Law at Ohio State University, moving to the University of Michigan Law School as Professor of Law in 1965. In 1978, he was named Dean of the School of Law at Duke University.

During his time as Dean of the Law School, Professor Carrington helped establish the Richard M. Nixon Scholarship Program which funded the study of Chinese students and scholars at Duke Law in the 1980s and 1990s, and which later evolved into the Global Leader Scholarship. When he stepped down as dean in 1988, he became the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor Emeritus of Law and continued to teach.

In his teaching, research, and writings, Carrington has focused on a wide variety of legal subjects, including legal reform, legal education, civil procedure, contracts, constitutional law, and the history of the legal profession. He has published numerous books, articles, and opinion pieces, including Stewards of Democracy (1999) and Reforming the Supreme Court: Term Limits for Justices (edited with Roger C. Cramton, 2006). He served as Reporter to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1985-1992, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute, an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Sources: Paul D. Carrington's faculty profile for Duke Law, https://law.duke.edu/fac/carrington/; faculty profile at the University of Michigan School of Law, https://www.law.umich.edu/historyandtraditions/faculty/Faculty_Lists/Alpha_Faculty/Pages/PaulDCarrington.aspx; both viewed February 16, 2017.

Acquisition information:
The Paul D. Carrington Papers were received by the Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a transfer in 2016.
Processing information:

Processed by Tracy M. Jackson, February, 2017.

Accessions described in this collection guide: UA2017-0003.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Subjects

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Subjects:
Law -- Study and teaching -- United States
Judicial independence
Law reform -- United States
Names:
Duke University. School of Law
Carrington, Paul D., 1931-

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