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Law educator , real estate

James Wallace Ely, American Law educator ( law: pract. & administration)Property, real (including real estate development, water)law educator. Member American Society Legal History (treasurer 1980-1981, 82-83, 84-85), Organisation American Historians, So.Hist. Association.


Ely,, James Wallace was born on January 20, 1938 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of James Wallace and Edythe (Farnham) Ely.


AB, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1959. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1971.


Associate Harris, Beach and Wilcox, Rochester, 1962-1967. Instructor University Virginia, 1970. From instructor to assistant professor University Richmond, Virginia, 1970-1973.

Assistant professor law Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1973-1975, associate professor, 1975-1978, professor, since 1978, Milton R. Underwood professor law, 1999—2009, emeritus Milton R. Underwood professor law, professor history Nashville, 1988—2009, emeritus professor history. Visiting professor law. University Leeds, England, 1981-1982.

Chapman distinguished visiting professor University Tulsa, 1985.


  • Bar: New York 1962, United States District Court (western district) New York 1963.



Member American Society Legal History (treasurer 1980-1981, 82-83, 84-85), Organization American Historians, Southern History Association.


Married Ruth Buell MacCameron, August 27, 1960. Children: A. Elizabeth, Kimberly Farnham, Suzanne B., James W. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1959.

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