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Brainerd Currie


Law professor, author of irreverant verse, conflicts of law scholar

Currie served on the law faculties at the University of Pittsburgh (1952-53), Duke, and the University of Chicago (1953-1961).

[See: 4 Who's Who in American History, 1961-1968 (Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1968)]


"Rose of Aberlone"
[Harvard Law School Record, 1954]

Brainered Currie, Casey Jones Redivivus (Ringhiser v. Chesapeare & Ohio Ry., 77 s. Ct. 1093 (1957))(poem), 1 Green Bag 2d 113 (1997)

_____________, Rose of Abelone (Poem), 1 Green Bag 2d 445 (1998)(a note accompanying the poet states: "Brainerd Currie was a Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law when Rose of Aberlone was published in the Student Lawyer Journal in April 1965.")


Ross E. Davies & Montgomery N. Kosma (eds.), Quidsome Balm: The Collected Nonsense of Brainerd Currie (Washington, D.C.: Greenbag Press, 2000)


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Brainerd Currie, Selected Essays on the Conflict of Laws (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1963)(Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., 1990)

Writings: Articles

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Brainerd Currie, The Law School as an Education Institution, 24 Wash. U.L. Quart. 476 (1939)

____________, The Materials of Law Study, 3 J. Legal Educ. 331 (1951)

____________, The Place of Law in the Liberal Arts College, 5 J. Legal Educ. 428 (1953)

____________, The Materials of Law Study, 8 J. Legal Educ. 1 (1955)

____________, Mutuality of Collateral Estoppel: Limits of the Bernhard Doctrine, 9 Stan. L. Rev. 281 (1957)

____________, Married Women's Contracts: A Study in Conflict of Laws Method, 25 U. Chi. L. Rev. 227 (1958)

____________, Notes on Methods and Objectives in the Conflict of Laws, 1959 Duke L. J. 171

____________, Unification of the Civil and Admiralty Flutes: Why and How, 17 Maine L. Rev. 1 (1965).


Jack Sammons, Brainerd Currie: I Am the Very Model of a Modern Intellectual, 48 Mercer L. Rev. 471 (1983)

Herma Hill Kay, Brainerd Currie, 29 The Law School Record 12 (1983)

Philip Kurland, Brainerd Currie—Five Tributes, 1966 Duke L. J. 2

Research Resources

Brainerd Currie Papers
D'Angelo Law Library
University of Chicago Law School
Chicago, Illinois