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Jeremy R. Paul

Dean and Professor of Law
Princeton University, BA 1978
Harvard University, JD 1981
Office: 120 Knowles Center
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 US Judicial Conference on the federal clerkship application process.

Fields of Expertise

  • Constitutional Law
  • Jurisprudence Philosophy
  • Legal Education
  • Property

Selected Works


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

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