Willard Zeller Carr, Jr.


Willard Zeller Carr, Jr.



Willard Zeller Carr, Jr., was born in Richmond, Indiana, on December 18, 1927. Upon graduating from Richmond High School in 1945, he enrolled at Purdue University. After three years at Purdue, Carr enrolled in a cooperative arrangement between Purdue and the Indiana University School of Law, in which his first year of law school would serve as his senior year as an undergraduate. In this manner, he received his Bachelor of Science from Purdue in 1949 and his law degree from I.U. in 1950.

Soon after graduating from law school, Carr entered the U.S. Air Force, serving as a captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Department. In 1952, Carr accepted a position with the Los Angeles firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He would remain with the firm for the next 42 years, specializing in employment law and labor relations.

Carr is an internationally recognized expert on employment law and labor relations, is the author of numerous publications on the subject, and serves as an arbitrator and mediator. He has chaired committees for the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the United States Executive Committee of the U.S.- European Top Management Roundtable. Mr. Carr is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow Emeritus of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. His civic and philanthropic contributions to the Southern California community are numerous. His relationship with the law school has been close since the day he graduated. Carr served on the school's Board of Visitors from 1996 until 2003, and funded an endowed professorship in labor and employment law beginning in 1992. Willard Z. Carr, Jr. was inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 1991.


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Willard Zeller Carr, Jr.