Paul R. Verkuil

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Paul R. Verkuil
10th Chair of the Administrative Conference of the United States
In office
April 6, 2010 – October 1, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byThomasina Rogers
Succeeded bySteven P. Croley (acting)
24th President of the
College of William & Mary
In office
July 1, 1985 – January 7, 1992
Preceded byThomas Ashley Graves Jr.
Succeeded byTimothy J. Sullivan
Personal details
Paul Robert Verkuil

(1939-12-04) December 4, 1939 (age 81)
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)Judith Rodin
Alma materCollege of William & Mary
University of Virginia
New School for Social Research
New York University

Paul Robert Verkuil (born December 4, 1939)[1] is an attorney, former dean of the Tulane University Law School, former president of the College of William and Mary, and former dean of Cardozo School of Law.[2] He has also served as the CEO of the American Automobile Association from 1992 to 1995.[2][3] He is currently on the faculty of the Cardozo School of Law.[3]

Verkuil received his A.B. at the College of William & Mary and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He also earned an M.A. from the New School for Social Research, and an LL.M. and J.S.D. from New York University School of Law.

Verkuil served as College of William & Mary President from July 1, 1985 until his resignation, effective January 7, 1992.

Professor Verkuil is coauthor of Administrative Law and Process (5th ed. 2009) and Regulation and Deregulation (2nd ed. 2004) and Outsourcing Sovereignty: How Privatization of Government Functions Threatens Democracy And What We Can Do About It (Cambridge University Press, 2007). He has been the editor of the Virginia Law Review, and the recipient of the NYU Founders Day Award for "Consistent evidence of outstanding scholarship."

From August 2008 to August 2009, Verkuil was acting dean of the University of Miami School of Law.[4]

In 2009, Verkuil was nominated by President Barack Obama to be head of the Administrative Conference of the United States.[5] The Senate confirmed his nomination on March 3, 2010. From 1994-97 he served as special master for the U.S. Supreme Court in the original jurisdiction case of New Jersey v. New York, 523 U.S. 767 (1998), and as a member of the White House Council on Small Business.

He is married to Judith Rodin, former President of the Rockefeller Foundation.


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  3. ^ a b "Cardozo Law School biography". Archived from the original on March 19, 2012. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
  4. ^ "Distinguished legal scholar, Paul R. Verkuil, named Acting Dean of the University of Miami School of Law". 21 July 2008. Archived from the original on 17 August 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
  5. ^ "Administrative Conference of the United States - Paul R. Verkuil". Retrieved 2009-12-09.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Joseph Modeste Sweeney
Tulane University Law School Dean
Succeeded by
John R. Kramer