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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 5484634

Paul D. Carrington papers

Overview

The papers of Paul D. Carrington mainly document his activities as Reporter for the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States and his work as Professor of Law and Dean of the Duke University School of Law. Other material in the collection also relates to Carrington's legal work.

Dates

  • 1968 - 1993

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Extent

20 boxes
The papers of Paul D. Carrington mainly document his activities as Reporter for the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States (1985-1992) and his work as Professor of Law and Dean of the Duke University School of Law (1978-1988). There are few personal papers.

The collection includes the following types of materials: correspondence, drafts, memoranda, surveys, committee minutes and agendas, manuscripts, appointment books, clippings, and some published materials. Most of the documents are typewritten. There is extensive material (ca. 8 linear feet) documenting the work of the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States (1986-1992).

Papers from the Office of the Dean of the Duke University School of Law include materials of the Committee on Legal Education Exchange with China and correspondence (arranged alphabetically). Course materials on civil procedure, courts, lawyers & clients (1982-1986), advanced civil procedure, legal institutions and professional advocacy (1987-1988), and public education (1972-1974) span the years of Prof. Carrington's teaching activities at the University of Michigan and Duke University. General correspondence for 1986-1992 is arranged chronologically.

The collection also contains material on the Hague Convention Conference, held at Duke University on Oct. 24, 1992, and the University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum 1989 Symposium, as well as documents of the Executive and Accreditation Committees of the Association of American Law Schools, and Brewer case files.

Also included are manuscripts of Professor Carrington's articles, addresses, the manuscript of " Law & the River ", issues of ALI-ABA CLE Review for March-April 1972 and materials for " Law and Contemporary Problems " published by the Duke University School of Law.

Biographical Sketch

  • 1931 Born June 12 in Dallas, Texas, son of Paul Carrington and Frances Ellen (Dewitt) Carrington
  • 1952 B.A. -- University of Texas Married Bessie Meek in
  • August 1955 Received L.L.B. from Harvard University Admitted to the Bar of Texas
  • 1955-1957 Served in the United States Army
  • 1957-1958 Teaching fellow at Harvard University
  • 1958-1960 Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Wyoming
  • 1960-1962 Assistant Professor of Law at Indiana University
  • 1962 Admitted to the Bar of Ohio
  • 1962-1965 Associate Professor of Law at Ohio State University
  • 1965-1978 Professor of Law at the University of Michigan
  • 1967 Admitted to the Bar of Michigan
  • 1970-1973 Member of Board of Education at Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1977 Published, Justice on Appeal (with Meador and Rosenberg) Published, Civil Procedure (with Babcock)
  • 1978 Appointed Professor at Duke University School of Law, Durham, N.
  • 1978-1988 Dean of Duke University School of Law
  • 1985-1992 Reporter for Civil Rules Advisory Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States
1931
Born June 12 in Dallas, Texas, son of Paul Carrington and Frances Ellen (Dewitt) Carrington
1952
B.A. -- University of Texas
Married Bessie Meek in
August 1955
Received L.L.B. from Harvard University
Admitted to the Bar of Texas
1955-1957
Served in the United States Army
1957-1958
Teaching fellow at Harvard University
1958-1960
Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Wyoming
1960-1962
Assistant Professor of Law at Indiana University
1962
Admitted to the Bar of Ohio
1962-1965
Associate Professor of Law at Ohio State University
1965-1978
Professor of Law at the University of Michigan
1967
Admitted to the Bar of Michigan
1970-1973
Member of Board of Education at Ann Arbor, Michigan
1977
Published, Justice on Appeal (with Meador and Rosenberg)
Published, Civil Procedure (with Babcock)
1978
Appointed Professor at Duke University School of Law, Durham, N.
1978-1988
Dean of Duke University School of Law
1985-1992
Reporter for Civil Rules Advisory Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were presented as a gift to the Harvard Law School Library by Paul D. Carrington on December 2, 1993.

Processing Information

None available.
Link to catalog
Title
Carrington, Paul D. Papers, 1968-1993: Finding Aid
Author
Harvard Law School LibraryCambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
law00145

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

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