Peter G. Fish

Peter G. Fish

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Law

External Address: 
301C Perkins Library, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204
Phone: 
(919) 660-4329
Specialties: 
American Politics, Political Institutions

Professor of Political Science and of Law, specializes in public law, the judicial process, and the development of U.S. courts and law. He is the author of The Politics of Federal Administration, The Office of Chief Justice, and a chapter in An Uncertain Tradition: Constitutionalism, and the History of the South, and in The Early Republic and the Sea: Essays on the Naval and Maritime History of the Early Republic. His articles have been published in the Kentucky Law Journal, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Journal of Politics, the Yearbook of the Supreme Court Historical Society, the Western Political Quarterly, the Supreme Court Review, the Justice System Journal, the Judicature, the American Journal of Legal History, the Dictionary of American Biography, the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, the Encyclopedia of the American Judicial System, the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, the Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, the Law and History Review, the Journal of Southern Legal History, the Civil Rights in the United States, and the Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia.

Education

  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University 1968

Fish, P. G. “Behind Closed Doors.” Duke Law Magazine, vol. 1, July 1983, pp. 21–26.

Fish, P. G. “Merit Selection and Politics: Choosing A Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.” Wake Forest Law Review, vol. 15, Oct. 1979, pp. 635–54.

Fish, P. G. “Query: Should Federal Appellate Judges Help Select Their Colleagues?.” Judicature, vol. 63, 1979, pp. 6-7,44.

FISH, P. G. “EVALUATING THE BLACK JUDICIAL APPLICANT.” Judicature, vol. 62, no. 10, AMERICAN JUDICATURE SOCIETY, Jan. 1979, pp. 495–501.

FISH, P. G. “QUESTIONING JUDICIAL CANDIDATES - WHAT CAN MERIT SELECTORS ASK.” Judicature, vol. 62, no. 1, AMERICAN JUDICATURE SOCIETY, Jan. 1978, pp. 8–17.

FISH, P. G. “GUARDING JUDICIAL RAMPARTS - PARKER,JOHN,J AND ADMINISTRATION OF FEDERAL JUSTICE.” Justice System Journal, vol. 3, no. 2, NAT CENTER STATE COURTS, Jan. 1977, pp. 105–25.

Fish, P. G. “Whither American Liberties in the Bicentennial Decade?.” The High School Journal, vol. 57, Oct. 1973, pp. 1–9.

Fish, P. G. “The Circuit Councils: Rusty Hinges of Federal Judicial Administration.” University of Chicago Law Review, vol. 37, Dec. 1970, pp. 203–41.

Fish, P. G. “Crises, politics, and federal judicial reform: The administrative office act of 1939.” The Journal of Politics, vol. 32, no. 3, Jan. 1970, pp. 599–627. Scopus, doi:10.2307/2128833. Full Text

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