Brandon J. Johnson

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Brandon J. Johnson Assistant Professor of Law

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Professor Johnson’s research sits at the intersection of administrative law, the separation of powers, and the law of democracy. His writing focuses on the ways democratic institutions, including Congress, the Presidency, and the Administrative State interact, and the ways in which the courts attempt to shape those interactions. Professor Johnson’s articles and essays have appeared in nationally recognized publications including Wake Forest Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Boston University Law Review, and the Harvard Law Review Blog. Professor Johnson will be teaching courses on Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, and Election Law. 

Prior to joining the faculty at the College of Law in 2023, Professor Johnson served for two years as an Acting Assistant Professor in NYU’s Lawyering Program. Before beginning his career in academia Professor Johnson practiced as a litigation associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, where he worked primarily on white collar investigations, and clerked for the Hon. Michael Y. Scudder on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. 

 Professor Johnson has a Master’s Degree in Classical Theatre from Kingston University London, and obtained his J.D. summa cum laude from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 2018 where he was also elected as a member of the Order of the Coif.


Administrative Law

Civil Procedure

Legislation and Regulation

Election Law


The Accountability/Accessibility Disconnect,  58 Wake Forest L. Rev. 65 (2023)

The Underused and Overused Privileges and Immunities Clause,  99 Boston Univ. L. Rev. 1535 (2019) (co-authored with Martin H. Redish)

Election AggrandizementThe Election Law Blog (Aug. 2, 2023)
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
A Convict in Chief?, Harv. L. Rev. Blog (April 18, 2023)
Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Summa cum Laude  

Order of the Coif  


B.F.A. University of Montana 2007
M.A. Kingston University London 2012
J.D. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 2018

Areas of Expertise


Assistant Professor of Law, 2023