Jeffrey Pojanowski

Jeffrey Pojanowski

Biolchini Family Professor of Law

Office: 3113 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574-631-4887
Fax: 574-631-8078
Staff Assistant: Mary Juckett
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Jeff 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. He has published work in the Georgetown Law JournalHarvard Law ReviewMichigan Law ReviewNorthwestern University Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal, among other publications. He serves as co-editor of The American Journal of Jurisprudence.

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

LAW70371, Conflict of Laws

LAW70812, Jurisprudence

LAW70825, Jurisprudence (Advanced)


Recovering Classical Legal Constitutionalism, 81 Notre Dame L. Rev. 403 (2022) (with Kevin J. Walsh)

The Internal Point of View in Private Law, 67 Am. J. Juris. 247 (2022) (with Paul B. Miller)

Reevaluating Legal Theory, 103 Yale L.J. 1458 (2021)

Neoclassical Administrative Law, 133 Harv. L. Rev. 852 (2020)

Reconstructing an Administrative Republic, 116 Mich. L. Rev. 959 (2018)

Revisiting Seminole Rock, 16 Geo. J. L. & Pub. Pol'y, 87 (2018)

Enduring Originalism, 105 Geo. L.J. 97 (2016) (with Kevin J. Walsh) 

Discretionary Dockets, 31 Const. Comment. 221 (2016) (with Randy J. Kozel) 

The Place of Force in General Jurisprudence, 21 Legal Theory 242 (2015)

Reading Statutes in the Common Law Tradition, 101 Va. L. Rev. 1357 (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
  • Constitutional Interpretation
  • Jurisprudence
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Torts