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Encyclopedia > Thomas Merrill

Thomas Merrill is the Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He received a BA from Grinnell College in 1971 and a BA with first-class honors in politics, philosophy and economics in 1973 from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He received his JD from the University of Chicago in 1977 and went on to clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Before coming to Columbia, Merrill was the John Paul Stevens Professor of Law at Northwestern University from 1993 to 2003. He also served as a Deputy Solicitor General from 1987 to 1990. Columbia Law School, located in New York City, is one of the professional schools of Columbia University and one of the leading law schools in the United States; Columbia is currently ranked fourth in the nation by . ... Grinnell College is a liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa, U.S.. It was founded on June 10, 1846, when a group of transplanted New England Congregationalists with strong social-reformer backgrounds organized themselves as the Trustees of Iowa College. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Rhodes House in Oxford Rhodes Scholarships were created by Cecil John Rhodes. ... The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. ... Harold Andrew Blackmun (November 12, 1908 - March 4, 1999) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1970 to 1994. ... For other schools named Northwestern please see Northwestern College. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Solicitor General is a cabinet position in several countries, dealing with legal affairs. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Professor Merrill has published dozens of articles in the country's most prestigious law reviews, including the Harvard Law Review and Yale Law Journal. He has co-authored multiple textbooks, generally dealing with the laws of property. The Harvard Law Review is a journal of legal scholarship published by a student-run group at Harvard Law School. ... The Yale Law Journal, published continuously since 1891, is by far the oldest and most widely known of the eight law reviews published by students at Yale Law School. ...


 
 

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