Paul Dewitt Carrington’s book shares ‘A LUCKY LAWYER’S LIFE’

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New book recounts those pleasures one lawyer has enjoyed, shared with his family.

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This book shares a happy story as well as an account of our legal institutions and profession.

Paul Dewitt Carrington’s father enjoyed an eminent career as a Dallas lawyer while his uncle, Charles McCormick achieved fame as a law professor. Inspired by their two examples, the author embarked in 1957 on a career as a law professor, sometime lawyer, and advocate of diverse law reforms.

In this book, A LUCKY LAWYER’S LIFE” (published by Xlibris) he recounts his 55 year career in law and politics, its relation to his family origins, and to his 63 years of marriage to his late wife Bessie and the amazing lives of their descendants.

“This book shares a happy story as well as an account of our legal institutions and profession,” Carrington says. “A vast number of written expressions of admiration for my wife have left me with an ambition to prepare a biography of her, the treasure of the lucky life I have recorded in this book.”

“A LUCKY LAWYER’S LIFE” hopes to make readers realize that a career in law can be useful and gratifying to those who are ready to dedicate their lives in this profession. This book is also dedicated to the memory of Carrington’s wife who passed away in April 2016 while this book was nearing completion. He considers his life as a celebration of the family he created with Bessie.

By Paul Dewitt Carrington
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 386 pages | ISBN 9781514486344
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 386 pages | ISBN 9781514486337
E-Book | 386 pages | ISBN 9781514486320
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Paul Dewitt Carrington is a recently retired Professor of Law and former Dean (1978-1988) at Duke University. He is a native of Dallas, a graduate of the University of Texas (1952) and the Harvard Law School (1955). After serving a tour in the Army, he commenced teaching law and has continued that career since 1957. He has been a member of the law faculties at Wyoming, Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan and Duke. He has held visiting appointments at ten other American law schools and has taught in five foreign universities. He has given occasional lectures at over a hundred other law schools in the United States and abroad. He is the author or editor of nine books and numerous symposia, and is the author of more than 100 leading articles in academic legal journals. His work has been supported by the Ford, Guggenheim, Luce, and Rockefeller foundations. His writings have ranged across many legal and law-related topics.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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