Tuesday, January 31, 2006
The new law school at Elon University in Greensboro, N.C., has announced its founding faculty. The first contracts teacher at the new school is George R. Johnson, Jr. (left).
Johnson, a former academic dean and professor of law at Howard University, spent six years as president of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tenn. He previously served as assistant general counsel in the Executive Office of the President in the Carter Administration, and as assistant counsel to the Committee on Banking, Finance & Urban Affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives. Most recently he practiced law in Washington, D.C.
Johnson is a graduate of Amherst College and earned his J.D. at Columbia. Among other activities, he’s served on the board of trustees of Amherst and the boards of directors of the United Negro College Fund, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Economic Club of Memphis, and Universal Life Insurance Company.