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Mortimer M. Caplin Professorship in Law


Formerly known as the Daniel Caplin Professorship in Law, the fund was renamed in 2010 to the Mortimer M. Caplin Professorship in Law. Mortimer M. Caplin (College '37, Law '40) funded the Daniel Caplin Professorship, which was established by the Board of Visitors in 1977 in memory of Mr. Caplin's father, Daniel Caplin. In 2010 the professorship was renamed to honor Mr. Caplin for his devotion to the School of Law. A former Board of Visitors member, Mr. Caplin has served as chair of the Law School Campaign Executive Committee for the campaign that was completed in 2000, trustee of the Law School Foundation, and chair of the University's Council for the Arts. Commissioner of Internal Revenue under President John F. Kennedy, Mr. Caplin is a partner in the firm of Caplin & Drysdale. He has been both professor and visiting professor at the Law School and is one of the school's most generous supporters.

Paul G. Mitchell 2008-present

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