Jason Johnston


Jason Scott Johnston holds the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation and Armistead M. Dobey Professorships at the University of Virginia Law School, where he is also Director of the Olin Program in Law and Economics. Johnston graduated from Dartmouth College and received his J.D. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and then clerked for the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He has served on the Board of the American Law and Economics Association, the Searle Civil Justice Institute, and on the Grant Review Panel of the National Science Foundation. His research has appeared in both peer-edited journals (such as the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization) and law reviews (such as the Yale Law Journal), and it currently focuses on environmental and natural resource regulation (including climate change law and policy and regulatory science), financial regulation, and civil justice reform.