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Jeremy R. Paul

Professor of Law
Princeton University, BA 1978
Harvard University, JD 1981
Office: 30 Cargill Hall
Mail: 416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 373-8887
Fax: (617) 373-8793
E-mail: j.paul@northeastern.edu

Jeremy Paul served as dean of Northeastern University School of Law from 2012 until June 2018. He teaches Constitutional Law, Property and Jurisprudence, and co-directs the University’s Media Advocacy program. A 1978 graduate of Princeton University, he received his law degree from Harvard in 1981. Before coming to Northeastern, Professor 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.

Professor 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, The Hartford Courant and other outlets.

In addition to his long-term career in teaching, Professor 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.

Professor 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 of the SSRN Journal on Legal Education. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession.

Fields of Expertise

  • Constitutional Law
  • Jurisprudence Philosophy
  • Legal Education
  • Property

Selected Works

Books

Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams (Carolina Academic Press, 1999) (co-author) (2nd edition forthcoming 2021).

Selected Articles

Selected Commentary