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John Coyle

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About John Coyle Professor Coyle joined the UNC faculty in 2010 after serving as a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. Prior to his fellowship, Professor Coyle clerked for Judge Reena Raggi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practiced corporate law at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC. His research interests include corporate law, public and private international law, and venture capital. His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Duke Law Journal, the William & Mary Law Review, the Georgia Law Review, and the North Carolina Law Review.

Professor Coyle received his B.A. in History and Literature, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard College. He received his M.Phil in European Studies from Cambridge University, where he wrote his dissertation about economic and cultural globalization. He received his JD from Yale Law School, where he was a symposium editor for the Yale Law Journal, an articles editor for the Yale Journal of International Law, and a recipient of the William K.S. Wang Prize and the Jewell Prize.