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Todd Pettys

H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Litigation

Professor Pettys joined the faculty in 1999. Before coming to the College, he served as a law clerk for Judge Francis Murnaghan, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He then entered private practice, working for three years in the general litigation department of Perkins Coie, LLP, in Seattle, Washington. Before attending the University of North Carolina School of Law, he served as assistant director of the Capital Campaign for the Arts & Sciences at Duke University.

447 Boyd Law Building
Practice & Teaching: 

Professor Pettys' courses include evidence, constitutional law, and federal courts.


"Retention Redux: Iowa 2012," 14 Journal of Appellate Practice & Process 47 (2013)

"More than Marriage: Civil Cases in the Supreme Court’s 2012-2013 Term," 49 Court Review 164 (2013)

"Unions, Corporations, and the First Amendment: A Response to Professors Fisk and Chemerinsky," Cornell Law Review Online (2013)

"Healthcare, Unions, Ministers and More: Civil Cases in the Supreme Court’s 2011-12 Term," 48 Court Review 112 (2012)


BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1988

JD, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1995