About the Program

The John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at the University of Virginia School of Law supports faculty and student interests and research relating to the economic analysis of legal issues. The program stimulates discussions and debate through conferences, workshops and lectures. It encourages student research through colloquia.

The John M. Olin Foundation Inc. was established in 1953 by John Merrill Olin (1892-1982) — inventor, industrialist, conservationist and philanthropist. Olin was committed to the preservation of the principles of political and economic liberty as they have been expressed in American thought, institutions and practice.


Faculty Director(s)
Jason S. Johnston
Blaine T. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Environmental Law
Nicholas E. Chimicles Research Professor of Business Law and Regulation
Director, John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics