About the Author
Eric E. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Law at the University
of North Dakota. He has taught torts, intellectual property, sales,
entertainment law, media law, sports law, employment law, and
writing courses. He has twice been selected by students as the
keynote speaker for UND Law’s graduation banquet. His writing on
legal pedagogy has appeared in the Journal of Legal Education.
With scholarly interests in science and risk, and in intellectual
property, Eric’s publications include the Boston University Law Review,
the University of Illinois Law Review, and New Scientist magazine. His
work was selected for the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty
Forum in 2013.
Eric’s practice experience includes a wide array of business torts,
intellectual property, and contract matters. As a litigation associate at
Irell & Manella in Los Angeles, his clients included Paramount,
MTV, CBS, Touchstone, and the bankruptcy estate of eToys.com.
As in-house counsel at Fox Cable Networks, he drafted and
negotiated deals for the Fox Sports cable networks.
Eric received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2000,
where he was an instructor of the first-year course in legal reasoning
and argument. He received his B.A. with Highest and Special
Honors from the Plan II program at the University of Texas at
Outside of his legal career, Eric performed as a stand-up comic and
was a top-40 radio disc jockey. Eric archives teaching materials on
his website at ericejohnson.com. His online exam archive includes
more than a dozen torts essay exams and a bank of multiple-choice