Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Dean, 1962-1965, Associate Professor of Law and Assistant Dean, 1965-1968, Professor of Law, 1968-1969
John D. Johnston was a Duke undergraduate and a Duke Law alumnus. After completing his LL.B. degree in 1956 he went into practice until 1962, when he joined the Duke Law faculty. From 1964 to 1966 Johnston was editor of the Journal of Legal Education. He published articles on land use, trusts, and insurance. Johnston also served as a member of the Drafting Committee on the Revision of Laws Relating to Decedent's Estates and a member of the North Carolina General Statutes Commission from 1966 to 1969.
In the fall of 1967 Johnston was a visiting professor at New York University. He became a full-time faculty member at NYU in 1969. Johnston taught at NYU until his retirement in 1990. He died at his home in the North Carolina mountains in 2011.
Duke University, School of Law, Bulletin of Duke University School of Law [serial]
1989-1990 AALS Directory of Law Teachers 457
NYU Law Mourns Professor of Law Emeritus John D. Johnston Jr., http://www.law.nyu.edu/news/johnston_john_obituary[perma.cc/T8V3-JXVB] (last viewed August 6, 2015)