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Guide to the Paul D. Carrington Papers, 1985-2013

Summary

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.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.20.02.0001
Title
Paul D. Carrington papers
Date
1985-2013
Creator
Carrington, Paul D., 1931-
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

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.

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[Identification of item], Paul D. Carrington Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence on Writings, 1985
(2 folders)
Box 1
Press Clippings State Judicial Elections vol. 1 of 3: Alabama-Washington, 1998
(2 folders)
Box 1
Press Clippings State Judicial Elections vol. 2 of 3: District of Columbia and Miscellaneous, 1998-1999
Box 1
Press Clippings State Judicial Elections vol. 3 of 3: Texas, 1989-1999
(2 folders)
Box 1
PAC: Science and Law, 1995-2002
Box 1
PDC: Correspondence with Justices, 1997-2006
Box 1
2F3 Jury Delay, 1996-2013
(3 folders)
Box 1
Appeals, 1992-2010
Box 1
Public Education and Local Government: Durham, 1997-1999
Box 1
re: History of Legal Education, 1993-2010
(3 folders)
Box 1
PDC: Duke Law Alumni and Colleges, 1990-2010
Box 1
Class [title unknown], 1997-2002
(2 folders)
Box 1
PDC: re: Laws and Science, 1996-2002
Box 1
PDC Correspondence re: War on Drugs, 1994-2009
Box 2
Judicial Independent State Courts, 1997-2008
Box 2
Supreme Court, 1998-2012
Box 2
Judging Science, 1993-2003
Box 2
re: President's Day, 1996-1997
Box 2
PAC: [title unknown], 1986-1990
Box 2
Fair Bargains Legislation, 2003-2004
Box 2
Correspondence, 1993-2007
Box 2
re: Judicial Elections not NC, 1997-2008
Box 2
NC Bar Association Judicial Independence Committee, 1998-2007
Box 2
Correspondence: Japan and China, 1994-2007
Box 2
Correspondence: Germany, 1996-2013
Box 2
AKE, 1974
Box 2
AARP, 2003-2008
Box 2
International Correspondence Misc., 2002-2007
Box 2
Terrorism, 1997-2002
Box 2
Stewards of Democracy, 1998-2009
Box 2
False Claims Laws, 2000-2011
Box 2
Federal Rules of Civic Procedure, 1997-2013
Box 2
re: NC Judicial Law Reform, 1997-2008
(2 folders)
Box 2
re: 2004 Campaign NC Senate, 2004
Box 2
Federal Rules of Civic Procedure, 1988-2004
(3 folders)
Box 2
re: Supreme Court Reform, 2004-2009
Box 2
International Corruption, 2008-2010
Box 2
International Litigation, 1996-2011
Box 2
PDC License, 2000
Box 2
Comparative Civic Procedure, 1994-2009
Box 2
PDC Harvard Classmates and Colleagues, 1996-2012
Box 3
Law Colleagues, 1999-2007
Box 3
Former Colleagues/Michigan, 1990-2010
Box 3
Exeter Classmates, 1990-2010
Box 3
Texas [connections?], 1990-2010
Box 3
Management, 1995-1998
(2 folders)
Box 3
PAC Management, 1999-2003
Box 3
PAC Management, 1991-1994
Box 3
International Commerce, 1996-1999
Box 3
PAC Smith Barney vs. Martens, 1998
Box 3
PAC re: Dalkon Shield, 1994-2013
Box 3
PAC re: Registry of Scientists, 1997-2001
Box 3
PDC re: State's Law of Contracts, re: Arbitration, 2000-2003
(2 folders)
Box 3
PDC Fair Arbitration Act, 2001-2009
Box 3
re: ABA Philadelphia Conference, re: Judicial Independence, 1998
Box 3
PAC re: Judicial Education, 1995-2001
Box 3
Correspondence to NC Congress and Senators, 1999-2012
Box 3
Citizens for Independent Courts, 1998-1999
Box 3
Public Citizen re: Judicial Elections, 1997
Box 3
PDC re: Federal Jurisdiction, 1994-2002
Box 3
PDC re: Clinton's Impeachment, 1998
Box 3
PDC re: Translyvania Law School, 1991
Box 3
PDC re: Legal Ethics, 2000-2012
Box 3
 

Historical Note

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.

Related Material

School of Law Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

School of Law Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Carrington, Paul D. Papers, 1968-1993, Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University.


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Provenance

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.