Robert Parrish, assistant professor of law
(336) 279-9352 / rparrish3@elon.edu

Robert ParrishParrish joins the law faculty at Elon after serving as a Lecturer in Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law since 2007, where he taught courses in legal research and writing.

He previously practiced in the litigation and appellate practice sections of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, working primarily on commercial litigation issues. Parrish served as a Clerk for Justice Frank Sullivan Jr., Indiana Supreme Court, from 2004 to 2006, and has served in the law firms of Baker & Daniels and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice P.L.L.C.

In addition to his legal work, Parrish also has experience as an oral historian and archivist, having worked for the Center for Documentary Studies' Behind the Veil project, which produced "Remembering Jim Crow" a compilation of interviews with African Americans born between 1900 and 1940. He is a co-editor of "Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South" (The New Press 2001).

Parrish earned his B.A. with honors from Indiana University, his Master of Arts in history from Duke University, and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was articles editor for the North Carolina Law Review.