Paul D. Carrington is a Professor of Law at Duke University. He is a native of Dallas, a graduate of the University of Texas (1952) and the...
Paul D. Carrington is a 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). After serving a tour in the Army, he commenced teaching law and has continued that career since 1957. He has been a member of the law faculties at Wyoming, Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, and Duke. He has held visiting appointments at ten other American law schools (including Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas) and has taught in five foreign universities.
From 1978 to 1988, he was dean of the Duke Law School. As dean, he was instrumental in developing international connections for the school, especially in China and Japan, beginning in 1980 with the establishment of Nixon scholarships for Chinese students.
From 1985 to 1993, he served as Reporter to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States and was instrumental in effecting several reforms of those Rules. In 1997-1999, he directed a program on judicial independence and accountability for the American Bar Association, organizing a national conference on that subject in 1999.