Professor of Law
B. A. 1952, University of Texas; LL.B. 1955, Harvard University. Professor Carrington is a native of Dallas. His professional experience includes a brief stint in private practice, another in a military law office, and occasional consultations over fifty years, most of them pro bono publico. Since his teaching career began in 1957, he has taught in fifteen American law schools, as well as the University of Tokyo, Albert Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg, Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, and Doshisha University Law School in Kyoto. He has been at Duke since 1978, serving as dean from 1978 to 1988. He has been active in judicial law reform efforts, particularly with regard to the jurisdiction of appellate courts, the rules of civil litigation, and the selection and tenure of judges in state courts. From 1985 to 1992, he served as reporter to the committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States advising the Supreme Court on changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. He has since 1988 also studied the history of the legal profession in the United States. He teaches appeals, civil procedure, international civil litigation, and lawyers in American history. His recent works are Stewards of Democracy: Law as a Public Profession (1999), Spreading America's Word: Stories of Its Lawyer-Missionaries (2005); Reforming the Court: Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices (2006); and Law and Class in America: Trends Since the End of the Cold War (2006).