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September 27, 2011, Volume 58, No. 03

Mr. Paul, Law

James Paul

James C.N. Paul, a former professor in the Law School, died from prostate cancer on September 13; he was 85.

Raised in Philadelphia, Mr. Paul earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1948 and his law degree from Penn in 1951.

Before returning to Penn Law to teach in 1961, Mr. Paul clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred Vinson for two years and then taught at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. During his tenure at Penn, Mr. Paul travelled to Ethiopia and other African countries as an Eisenhower Fellow.

He left Penn in 1965 to help establish a law school at what is now known as Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, where he served as dean in the late 1960s. Their law library was named after Mr. Paul in 2009.

Mr. Paul served as the dean of Rutgers University’s School of Law-Newark from 1970 to 1973 where he was also the William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law Emeritus. He retired in 1996.

Mr. Paul is survived by his wife, Peggy; son, Nicholas; daughters, Martha and Adelaide; a brother; a sister; seven grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

There will be a memorial service October 8, at 1 p.m. at Third Haven Friends Meeting, 405 S. Washington St., Easton, MD.


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Almanac - September 27, 2011, Volume 58, No. 03