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Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government, and Director, Development Finance Initiative


Tyler Mulligan joined UNC’s School of Government in 2007, where he counsels state and local government officials and their partner organizations regarding community economic development, affordable housing, public-private partnerships for development, and revitalization efforts. Mulligan launched the School’s Development Finance Initiative, which assists local governments with attracting private investment for transformative development projects, and has served as its director since 2017.

Prior to joining the School of Government, he practiced law in Raleigh with Womble Carlyle in the capital markets group. Prior to private practice, Mulligan served as a Navy diver and JAG Corps officer. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar. He earned a BA in public policy studies, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University and a JD from Yale Law School.

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