Thomas Clifford Billig
Professor of Law, 1935-1937

Thomas Billig taught economics at colleges in Pennsylvania before completing his legal education.  He taught law at Washington and Lee, Cornell, Ohio State, and West Virginia University, and spent a year as Director of Legal Research with the National Recovery Administration before he joined the Duke Law faculty in 1935..  He taught courses on topics that lay in the intersection of law and economics such as Chattel Transactions and Creditors’ Rights.  After leaving Duke in 1937 Billig taught at Catholic University, where he stayed until 1950. 

Billig completed an A.B. at Geneva College in 1918 and an A.M. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1922.  Between 1920 and 1924 he taught economics at the Pennsylvania Military College and Washington and Jefferson College. He took law courses at the University of Pennsylvania, Conrell, and the University of Pittsburgh before transferring to Yale.  He completed LL.B. and J.S.D. degrees at Yale in 1925 and 1928.  Billig died in 1953. 


Duke University, School of Law, Bulletin of Duke University School of Law [serial]

Thomas Clifford Billig, Faculty Biographies (1849 - Present), Washington and Lee University School of Law [] (last viewed April 22, 2015)

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