Eric A. Johnson


Professor Eric Johnson teaches and writes about criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. His current research is focused on the roles of causation and risk in substantive criminal law. His work has been published in an array of peer- and student-edited journals, including the Boston University Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, the U.C. Davis Law Review, the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, and the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. In 2014, he received the college's Carroll P. Hurd Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship for his article Wrongful-Aspect Overdetermination: The Scope-of-the-Risk Requirement in Drunk-Driving Homicide, 46 Conn. L. Rev. 601 (2013).  

Eric’s research and teaching both are informed by his long experience as a government attorney. He spent 11 years in the Alaska Attorney General’s Office, first as an assistant attorney general (1990-1996) and then as a chief assistant attorney general (1996-2001). From 2001 to 2004, he was an assistant solicitor general in the New York State Attorney General's Office. From 2004 to 2009, he directed the prosecution clinic at the University of Wyoming College of Law.