Biography

Timothy P. Terrell


Professor of Law

 

 

 



Areas of Expertise
Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility

Biography

Timothy P. Terrell, a former Fulbright Scholar, received another Fulbright grant-in-aid for scholarly research and teaching in England. Before coming to Emory, he practiced with the Atlanta law firm of Kilpatrick & Cody. His works include "Rethinking Professionalism" and "When Duty Calls" both published in the Emory Law Journal (1992); Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing (Clark Boardman Company, 1992); "Transsovereignty: Separating Human Rights from Traditional Sovereignty and the Implications for the Ethics of International Law Practice," Fordham International Law Journal (1994); "A Tour of the Whine Country: The Challenge of Extending the Tenets of Lawyer Professionalism to Law Professors and Law Students," Washburn Law Journal (1994); "Ethics with an Attitude," Law and Contemporary Problems (1996); "Professionalism as Trust: The Unique Internal Legal Role of the Corporate General Counsel," Emory Law Journal (1997) and several articles on legal writing and editing for West Publishing Company's Perspective periodical.

Professor Terrell has organized conferences on topics such as "Rethinking Liberalism" and "Human Rights and Human Wrongs: Investigating the Jurisprudential Foundations for a Right to Violence." He is director of the Hugh M. Dorsey Jr. Fund for Professionalism and also has been active in continuing legal education for practicing lawyers, presenting programs around the country for the American Law Institute and the National Practice Institute on legal writing and legal ethics. He served part-time as the director of professional development for the Atlanta law firm of King & Spalding, assisting that firm in developing its associate training program. He also helped produce two videotape-based educational programs on legal ethics, one for prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers, the other involving representation of clients in the healthcare industry.

Education: BA, University of Maryland, 1971; JD, Yale University, 1974; Diploma in Law, Oxford University, 1980.

Publications
 
The Right to Shop
Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, to be published December 2013

 
Confronting the Legal Meaning of Religious Faith: Wringing Universal Values Out of Pluralism Itself
54 Emory L.J. 337 2005

 
Statutory Epistemology: Mapping the Interpretation Debate
53 Emory L.J. 523 2004

 
Toward Duty-Based Lawyering - Rethinking the Dangers of Lawyer Civil Disobedience in the Current Era of Regulation
54 Ala. L. Rev. 831 2003

 
Privacy, Technology, and Terrorism: Bartnicki, Kyllo, and the Normative Struggle behind Competing Claims to Solitude and Security
51 Emory L.J. 1469 2002

 
Turmoil at the Normative Core of Lawyering: Uncomfortable Lessons from the Metaethics of Legal Ethics
49 Emory L. J. 87 2000

 
Professionalism as Trust: The Unique Internal Legal Role of the Corporate General Counsel
46 Emory L. J. 1005 1997

 
A Tour of the Whine Country: The Challenge of Extending the Tenets of Lawyer Professionalism to Law Professors and Law Students
34 Washburn L.J. 1 1995

 
Ethics with an Attitude: Comments on New Directions for Keck Philanthropy
58 Law & Contemp. Probs. 355 1995

 
Transovereignty: Separating Human Rights from Traditional Sovereignty and the Implications for the Ethics of International Law Practice
17 Fordham Int'l L.J. 459 1994

 
Rethinking Professionalism
41 Emory L. J. 403 1992

 
What Does and Does Not Happen in Law School to Prepare Students to Practice Law: A View from Both Sides of the Academic/Practice Dichotomy
83 Law. Libr. J. 493 1991

 
Rights and Wrongs in the Rush to Repose: On the Jurisprudential Dangers of Alternative Dispute Resolution
36 Emory L. J. 541 1987

 
Liberty and Responsibility in the Land of New Property: Exploring the Limits of Procedural Due Process
39 U. Fla. L. Rev. 351 1987

 
Conceptual Analysis and the Virtues and Vices of Professor Westen's Linguistics
35 Duke L. J. 660 1986

 
Conceptual Analysis and the Virtues and Vices of Professor Westen's Linguistics
35 Duke L. J. 660 1986

 
Publicity, Liberty, and Intellectual Property: A Conceptual and Economic Analysis of the Inheritability Issue
34 Emory L. J. 1 1985

 
Liberty: The Concept and Its Constitutional Context
1 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 545 1985

 
Flatlaw: An Essay on the Dimensions of Legal Reasoning and the Development of Fundamental Normative Principles
72 Cal. L. Rev. 288 1984

 
Violence, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law
32 Emory L. J. 383 1983

 
Property, Due Process, and the Distinction between Definition and Theory in Legal Analysis
70 Geo. L. J. 861 1982

 
Causes of Action as Property: Logan v. Zimmerman Brush Co. and the Government-as-Monopolist Theory of the Due Process Clause
31 Emory L. J. 491 1982

 
Petitioning Activities on Military Bases: The First Amendment Battle Rages Again
28 Emory L. J. 3 1979

 
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