Assistant Professor of Law, 1936-1940, Associate Professor of Law, 1940-1945, Professor of Law, 1945-1946
Paul Sanders was the first Duke Law alumnus to join the faculty since Dean Justin Miller reorganized the law school in 1930. Sanders was hired to teach criminal law and other courses as needed. He also assisted David Cavers with Law and Contemporary Problems as an associate editor.
Sanders received an A.B. from Austin College in 1931 and an LL.B. from Duke in 1934. He spent two years as an Assistant to the Director of the ABA’s National Bar Program before returning to Duke as an assistant professor of law. During World War II Sanders worked for the government in Atlanta. At the end of the war he returned to Duke but soon left for private practice, again in Atlanta. However during the 1947-1948 academic year he was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkley. In 1948 he joined the faculty of the Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he remained for the rest of his career. He assumed emeritus status in 1974.
AALS Directory of Law Teachers 615 (1974)
Duke University, School of Law, Bulletin of Duke University School of Law [serial]
Robert F. Durden, The Rebuilding of Duke University's School of Law, 1925-1947 (Part I)[https://perma.cc/K4QM-XH3A], vol. LXVI, no. 3, July 1989 North Carolina History Review 321
Robert F. Durden, The Rebuilding of Duke University's School of Law, 1925-1947 (Part II)[https://perma.cc/V2QP-KHR2], vol. LXVI, no. 4, October 1989 North Carolina History Review 443