Jeremy R. PaulDean and Professor of Law
Princeton University, BA 1978
Harvard University, JD 1981
Mail: 416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 373-3307
Fax: (617) 373-8793
Jeremy Paul joined the Northeastern University School of Law faculty as dean in 2012. He teaches Constitutional Law, Property and Jurisprudence. A 1978 graduate of Princeton University, he received his law degree from Harvard in 1981. Before coming to Northeastern, Dean Paul served for 23 years on the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was dean and the Thomas F. Gallivan, Jr. Professor of Real Property Law from 2007 until 2012.
Dean Paul’s scholarly work has been published in the Texas Law Review, Michigan Law Review, University of Southern California Law Review and Washington Monthly. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams, and author of a widely used introduction to legal reasoning, “A Bedtime Story,” published in the Virginia Law Review. He is a frequent contributor to the legal and popular press, with articles appearing in the New York Law Journal, the ABA Journal, The National Law Journal and other outlets.
In addition to his long-term career in teaching, Dean Paul served as a law clerk to Judge Irving R. Kaufman of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; as Professor-in-Residence at the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice; and as assistant to the president of Travelers Group. He has also taught at the University of Miami and at Boston College Law School.
Dean Paul is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Connecticut Bar Foundation. He serves as co-editor of the Association of American Law School’s Journal of Legal Education and the SSRN Journal on Legal Education. He is also a member of the OSCAR (Online System for Clerkship Application and Review) Working Group that advises the U.S. Judicial Conference on the federal clerkship application process.
Fields of Expertise
- Constitutional Law
- Jurisprudence Philosophy
- Legal Education
- “Saving the Canary,” 66 Syracuse Law Review 479 (2016).
- “Ask What the Bar Can Do For Law Schools,” New York Law Journal (April 18, 2016).
- “Changing the 'How' But Not the 'Why,'” New York Law Journal (April 20, 2015).
- “A Law Degree Is No Job Guarantee,” Letter to The New York Times (September 2, 2015).
- “Brain Surgeon Lawyering in Crisis isn't Enough,” ABA Journal (May 22, 2014) (co-author).
- “Theory Makes Successful Lawyering Possible,” New York Law Journal (April 21, 2014).
- “Why Young People Are Rejecting Law School,” The National Law Journal (November 25, 2013).
- “You Could Look it Up,” PreLaw Magazine (Fall 2013).
- “Tomorrow’s Lawyers’ a Compelling Read for Today’s Attorney,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Septemer 18, 2013).
- “With All Due Respect, Mr. President,” The American Lawyer (September 5, 2013) (co-author).
- “The Role of Strategic Thinking in Legal Training,” New York Law Journal (April 22, 2013) (co-author).
- “Only Law Schools that Tackle Costs, Graduate Client-Centered Lawyers Will Survive — A Dean’s View,” ABA Journal: Law News Now (February 21, 2013).
- “If it Quacks Like a Lame Duck, Can it Lead the Free World?: The Case for Relaxing Presidential Term Limits,” 43 Connecticut Law Review 1097 (2011).
- “Reel to Real,” 75 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 1177 (2007).
- “Beyond Reason and Interest,” 57 University of Miami Law Review 593 (2003).
- “Free States or Red States: The Supreme Court’s Role in Recent Election Law Disputes,” 35 Connecticut Law Review 1535 (2003).
- “Changing the Subject: Cognitive Theory and the Teaching of Law,” 67 Brooklyn Law Review 987 (2002).
- “A Bedtime Story,” 74 Virginia Law Review 915 (1988).
- “Lawyers Don't Know Enough About Business. Law Schools Are Trying to Fix That,” Bloomberg Business (May 12, 2015).
- “There Are Too Many Lawyers, Say Law Firms,” Bloomberg Business (May 13, 2015).
- “School of Law Ranked No. 1 for Practical Training,” news@Northeastern (March 23, 2015).