Veteran Duke law professor dies
February 5, 2004
DURHAM, N.C. - Jerome M. Culp Jr., a professor at Duke University School of Law for nearly 20 years, died Thursday of complications of kidney disease, the university announced. He was 53.
Culp had a kidney transplant in July, but his condition deteriorated over the last few weeks, Duke said in a news release.
Culp, who joined the Duke faculty in 1985, specialized in race and the law; law and economics; and labor economics issues.
He was born in 1950 in Clarksville, Pa., and earned his undergraduate degree in 1972 from the University of Chicago, where he played varsity football. He earned a masters degree in economics at Harvard University in 1974 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1978.
He was director of the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at Duke Law School from 1989 to 1993.
Culp is survived by his father, Jerome Culp Sr.; siblings Jeffery, Joseph, James and Jonathan Culp, and Risa Culp McCray; and several nieces and nephews.