Jefferson Powell

 Jefferson Powell
AddressPost Office Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708

Professor of Law and Divinity, jointly with Duke Law School, Duke University Divinity School

B.A., St. David’s University College, Wales,
M.Div., Yale University,
J.D., Yale University,
Ph.D., Duke University,

Professor Powell’s teaching and research interests in the Divinity School are in Christian theological ethics and in the theological interpretation of contemporary society. His books include A Community Built on Words (2002) and he was a contributor to the recent collection of Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought (Michael @. McConnell et al. eds. 2001). He is a lay Episcopalian and a parishioner at St. Luke’s Church, Durham.

Professor Powell has served in both the federal and state governments, as a deputy assistant attorney general and as Principal Deputy Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice, and as special counsel to the Attorney General of North Carolina. He has briefed and argued cases in both federal and state courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.

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