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Fuller Professor of Law: Jason Scott Johnston

Dr. 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 environmental lawyers.

Dr. Johnston 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.

He earned 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.

The Fuller 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

To memorialize those who were victims of the September 11 attacks, Penn has created the Memorial Scholarship Fund.
A $7 million grant to launch the Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice.
The Law School has named Edward Rock the inaugural Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law. Dr. Jason Scott Johnston has been named the Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law.
The list of Penn alumni who died in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is released.
View protocol for identifying and handling suspicious packages and what to do in case of a hazardous discharge. Public Safety will hold training sessions on bomb threats and suspicious packages.
The Policy on Electronic Privacy, which was implemented last fall, is now due for its mandated one-year review; comments are invited by November 16.
Speaking Out: another perspective on the possible six-month moratorium on the issuance of foreign student visas.
Presented at Council -- Safety and security update: from accreditation and arrest protocol to homeland security issues. An update on recommendations concerning services to students with disabilities.
As daylight savings time comes to an end next weekend, Public Safety offers tips for using public transportation safely after dark

For those who want to get away--international travel advisories; fellowships for research abroad and accommodations in London.