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Name Merrill, Thomas W.
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Attorney
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
Thomas Merrill served as a Deputy Solicitor General from 1987 to 1990.

Merrill received a B.A. from Grinnell College in 1971 and a B.A. with first-class honors in philosophy, politics and economics in 1973 from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He received his JD from ... read more
Thomas Merrill served as a Deputy Solicitor General from 1987 to 1990.

Merrill received a B.A. from Grinnell College in 1971 and a B.A. with first-class honors in philosophy, politics and economics in 1973 from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 1977 and went on to clerk for Judge David L. Bazelon of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and then Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.

Merrill was the John Paul Stevens Professor of Law at Northwestern University from 1986 to 2003, taking a leave to serve as Deputy Solicitor General in the Reagan Administration. He was the Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School from 2003 to 2008, and currently (as of 2008) teaches at Yale Law School. His scholarship focuses on property law.
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Web Resources The Oyez Project, Martin v. Wilks, 490 U.S. 755 (1989).
www.oyez.org
Written: Jun. 12, 1989
By: Oyez Project (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law)
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