Eric Johnson has been named the new associate dean for academic affairs for the University of Illinois College of Law. Johnson joins Vikram Amar (dean), Margareth Etienne (associate dean for graduate and international programs), and Jennifer Robbennolt (associate dean for research) on the senior administration team.
Johnson, who joined Illinois Law in 2009, teaches and writes about criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence, and his current research is focused on the roles of causation and risk in substantive criminal law. Prior to teaching, Johnson spent 11 years in the Alaska Attorney General’s Office, first as an assistant attorney general and then as a chief assistant attorney general. He also served as an assistant solicitor general in the New York State Attorney General's Office and directed the prosecution clinic at the University of Wyoming College of Law.