John Coyle joined the Carolina Law faculty in 2010 and serves as the Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law. His teaching and research interests include contracts, corporate law, and conflict of laws. Coyle is the author of more than two dozen articles on topics ranging from contract boilerplate to venture capital to private international law. His work has appeared in the Duke Law Journal, the Iowa Law Review, and the William & Mary Law Review, among others. In 2015, he received the Frederick B. McCall Award for teaching excellence from the graduating class at Carolina Law.
Professor Coyle attended Yale Law School where he was a symposium editor on the Yale Law Journal, an articles editor on the Yale Journal of International Law, and the recipient of the William K.S. Wang Prize and the Jewell Prize. After graduating from law school, Coyle clerked for Judge Reena Raggi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also practiced law in the corporate group at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC, and taught legal writing at Harvard Law School prior to joining Carolina Law.