Faculty

George R. Johnson Jr.
Dean, Elon University School of Law


 Juris Doctorate: Columbia University, 1976
Bachelor of Arts: Amherst College, 1973


Academic experience

  • Elon University
    • Dean, Feb. 1, 2009
    • Interim Dean, School of Law, 2008-2009
    • Associate Dean of Academic Experience, 2007-2008
    • Professor of Law, 2006 - present
  • LeMoyne-Owen College
    • President, 1996-2002
  • Howard University
    • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 1992-1996
    • Professor of Law, 1989-1996
    • Visiting Professor of Law, 1988-1989
  • Indiana University
    • Professor of Law, CLEO Institute, 1989
  • George Mason University
    • Professor of Law, 1981-1988

Selected experience in law practice

    Attorney, Saint Louis & Johnson P.C., 2003-2006
    Senior Consultant, Academic Search Consultation Service, 2002-2003
    Assistant General Counsel, Executive Office of the President of the United States, 1979-1981
    Assistant Counsel, Committee on Banking, Finance, & Urban Affairs,
        United States House of Representatives, 1977-1979
    
Selected professional and civic activities

    Consultant, Administrative Conference of the United States
    Consultant, BioTechnology, Inc.
    Consultant, National Bankers Association
    Consultant, National Black Media Coalition/Satellite Television Corporation
    Board of Trustees, Amherst College
    Board of Trustees, Soulsville USA
    Board of Trustees, Amistad Research Center
    Board of Trustees, Council of Independent Colleges
    Board of Trustees, United Negro College Fund
    Board of Trustees, Universal Life Insurance Company
    Board of Trustees, Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce
    Board of Trustees, Economic Club of Memphis
    Board of Trustees, WKNO Public Broadcasting Company
    Board of Trustees, Memphis Baseball Foundation
    Board of Trustees, Memphis Arts Council
    Board of Trustees, Memphis Zoological Society
    Board of Trustees, Community Academy Public Charter School
    Board of Trustees, Shiloh Church of Washington, D.C.
    Member, Executive Committee of the Alumni Council, Amherst College
    Member, American Bar Association, Fellows of the American Bar Association
    Member, American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar
    Member, American Bar Association, Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
    Member, National Bar Association
    Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    Member, Sigma Pi Phi (Epsilon Boule)

Selected publications

“The Legal Status of African-Americans: 1790-1883” in THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN ALMANAC (1994)

THE LEGACY OF GEORGE MASON: THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, (Fairfax, VA: George Mason University Press, 1991)

“State Implementation of the Coastal Zone Management Consistency Provisions:
Ultra Vires or Unconstitutional,” (with Whitney and Perles),
12 HARVARD ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REVIEW 67 (1988)

“Two Hundred Years of Judicial Review: Delivering the Promise of America,”
9 GEORGE MASON LAW REVIEW 223 (1987)

“The Split-Enforcement Model: Some Conclusions from the OSHA and MSHA Experiences,”
39 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW REVIEW 315 (1987)