Jeffrey Pojanowski

Professor of Law
Robert and Marion Short Scholar

Office: 3113 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574.631.4887
Fax: 574.631.8078
Staff Assistant: Beth Ferrettie
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Jeffrey Pojanowski joined the faculty and community of Notre Dame Law School in 2010 and was promoted to full professor in 2015. He teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, jurisprudence, legal interpretation, and torts. In 2013, he was named Distinguished Professor of the Year. He has published work in the Virginia Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Texas Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Fordham Law Review, and Jurisprudence. At present, his scholarship focuses on the intersection of jurisprudence and legal interpretation.

Prof. Pojanowski earned his A.B. in Public Policy with highest honors from Princeton University and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2004, where he was Articles Co-Chair for the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk to then-Judge John Roberts on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then to Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States. He then practiced law with Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in appellate litigation and administrative-law matters.

Courses Taught

LAW60901, Torts
LAW70315, Administrative Law
LAW70815, Jurisprudence
LAW70825, Advanced Jurisprudence: Common Law Theory


Reading Statutes in the Common Law Tradition), 101 Va. L. Rev. 1357 (2015)

Redrawing the Dividing Lines between Natural Law and Positivism(s), 101 Va. L. Rev. 1023 (2015)

Private Law in the Gaps, 82 Fordham L. Rev. 1689 (2014).

Statutes in Common Law Courts, 91 Tex. L. Rev. 479 (2013).

Legal Thought in Enlightenment’s Wake, 4 Jurisprudence 158 (2013).

Administrative Change, 59 UCLA Law Review 112 (2011) (with Randy J. Kozel).

Reason and Reasonableness in Review of Agency Decisions, 104 Nw. U. L. Rev. 799 (2010).

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Torts