H. Alston Johnson, IIIFaculty Director of the Center of Continuing Professional Development and Professor of Professional Practice
Professor Alston Johnson returned to the LSU Law Center in January 2012 as a Professor of Professional Practice and Faculty Director of the Center of Continuing Professional Development upon his retirement from Phelps Dunbar. Mr. Johnson originally joined the LSU Law faculty in 1972 as an Assistant Professor of Law, and he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1975, and to Professor of Law in 1978. In 1984, Alston resigned from the LSU Law faculty to open the Baton Rouge office of the Phelps Dunbar law firm.
While active on the faculty, Mr. Johnson also was a prolific publisher of articles on various subjects. As a member of the Law Center’s full-time faculty, he served as the Executive Director of the Louisiana Judicial College. Over the years during his full time and adjunct faculty service, he has spoken at dozens of continuing legal education programs for lawyers and judges sponsored by LSU, the Louisiana Judicial College, and the Louisiana State Bar Association.
He is the author or co-author of three volumes of the Louisiana Civil Law Treatise series: Insurance (with LSU Law alum Shelby McKenzie), Workers Compensation, and Louisiana Jury Instructions – Civil.
Professor Johnson currently teaches Conflict of Laws and Louisiana Civil Procedure I. In the fall he is scheduled to teach Federal Courts and Torts, the latter to incoming first-year students.
A.B., 1967, Georgetown University, cum laude