Paul Crane graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2007. He was the recipient of the Carl M. Franklin Prize and an executive editor on the Virginia Law Review. He also earned a master's degree in history from the University of Virginia in 2007. He previously served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court and to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Paul has also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. As a Bristow Fellow, he successfully briefed and argued a criminal appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. And as an Assistant United States Attorney, he tried more than 15 cases in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Paul has also worked as an associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate Group at Latham & Watkins LLP in Washington, D.C.
His research and teaching interests include criminal procedure (including sentencing), criminal law, evidence, federal courts, and constitutional law.