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Our History: Former Faculty [Fall 2020 - this site is under construction as we update this list]: Currier, Thomas Scholars (1964-1971)

Tenured faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law through its history.

Thomas Scholars Currier, 1964-1971


A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Thomas Currier received his LL.B. from Tulane University in 1956, after attending Princeton and Stanford Universities. He was then an assistant in research in Federal Practice at Yale Law School. In 1958, he entered private practice in New Orleans for two years, before joining the law faculty at Tulane, where he taught Civil Procedures and Oil and Gas Law. He also taught Labor Law and Constitutional Law at Louisiana State University. He joined the UVA law faculty to teach such courses as Labor Law, Legal Method, Civil Procedures, Constitutional Law, and Federal Courts.



Cases and Materials on Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure (with Ray Forrester and John E. Moye) (West, 2d ed. 1970).

Articles and Book Chapters

Time and Change in Judge-Made Law: Prospective Overruling, 51 Va. L. Rev. 201-272 (1965).

Res Judicata and Related Doctrines (with James Wm. Moore and Jo Desha Lucas), 1B Moore’s Federal Practice (Bender, 2d ed. 1966).

Defamation in Labor Disputes: Preemption and the New Federal Common Law, 53 Va. L. Rev. 1-41 (1967).