Faculty in the News

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Jedediah Purdy

Professor, Duke University School of Law
J.D., Yale Law School, 2001
B.A., Harvard University, 1997

Jedediah Purdy is a visiting professor and expert in environmental, property and constitutional law.

Purdy is on the faculty of Duke University School of Law. He graduated from Harvard University, summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in social studies, and received his law degree from Yale Law School.

Purdy clerked for the Judge Pierre N. Leval of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City and has been a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, an ethics fellow at Harvard University, and a visiting professor at Yale Law School and Harvard Law School.

His latest books are
A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom (Knopf, 2009) and The Meaning of Property: Freedom, Community, and the Legal Imagination (Yale University Press, 2010).