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Cale Jaffe
Environmental and regulatory law, energy policy, climate change policy
  • Directs the Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic
  • Served as an attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, Charlottesville office director
  • Part of the SELC team that won a unanimous victory in Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy
  • Clerked for Judge Norman K. Moon of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia and Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
John C. Jeffries, Jr.
Criminal and constitutional law; civil rights
  • Former Dean of the Law School (2001-08)
  • Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., and later wrote a biography of him
  • Created the Program in Law & Business and facilitated the Law School’s transition to financial self-sufficiency (receiving no funding from the state)
Alex M. Johnson, Jr.
Contracts, property and real estate; critical race theory
  • Former Dean the University of Minnesota Law School
  • Lectures and writes on the LSAT and academic standards, and has argued both in favor of the continued use of affirmative action in law school admittance as well as the continued use of the LSAT as an objective measure for considering students (Faculty Q&A)
  • Served as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admissions Council and the LSAC's Test, Development and Research, and Minority Affairs Standing Committees
Jason S. Johnston
Law and economics, environmental liability
  • Ph.D. in economics, University of Michigan
  • Clerked for Gilbert S. Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Has served on the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association, on the National Science Foundation’s Law and Social Science grant review panel, and on the Board of the Searle Civil Justice Institute
  • Former director of the Program on Law, Environment and Economy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Johnston currently working on a book that critically analyzes the foundations of global warming law and policy.