of Law: Jason Scott Johnston
Jason Scott Johnston has been named the Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor
of Law. Dr. Johnston also serves as the director of POLE (Program
on Law and the Environment), which he founded at the Law School
in 1998. The program promotes multidisciplinary research in environmental
law and regulation. POLE's objective is to further our understanding
of the evolution of federal environmental and resource law as well
as the possibilities for new market and decentralized approaches.
Through POLE, Penn Law trains a new, transactional generation of
has taught environmental law since joining the Penn Law faculty
in 1995. He arrived from Vanderbilt Law School where he was on the
faculty from 1989 to 1994. Before that, Dr. Johnston was a Senior
Fellow in Civil Liability at Yale Law School, an associate professor
of law at Vermont Law School, and a clerk for The Hon. Gilbert S.
Merritt, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
a J.D. in 1981 cum laude from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D.
in Economics in 1984 from the University of Michigan where he was
the Aloca Fellow in Law and Economics.
Professorship was established in 1989 under the terms of a gift
by Robert G. Fuller, Jr. L'64. Though designated primarily
for a scholar in the field of real property and natural resources
law, Mr. Fuller supports the use of the chair to recognize the contributions
of outstanding scholars in other fields of critical importance to
the Law School. Dean Michael A. Fitts was the previous holder of
the chair until he was named dean in 2000.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 9, October 23, 2001
October 23, 2001
Volume 48 Number 9