Bruce S. Johnson

Professor Emeritus of Law
Bruce S. Johnson
Contact Information:

(614) 292-0353 Drinko 374B


Curriculum Vitae Publications

  • B.A., Amherst College, History, 1970 (cum laude)
  • J.D., New York University, 1973
  • M.L.S., Rutgers University, Graduate School of Library

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Areas of Expertise:
  • Legal Writing and Research
  • Real Estate

Professor Bruce S. Johnson joined the Moritz College of Law in 1992 as director of the Michael E. Moritz Law Library and professor of law. In 1997, he became associate dean for information services.  Prior to his shift to emeritus status in 2014, he was the Thomas J. and Mary E. Heck and Leo H. Faust Memorial Designated Professor of Law.

Prior to coming to Ohio State, Professor Johnson was director of the law library and associate professor of law at the University of South Carolina. Earlier, he had served as chief reference librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library.

He has written and spoken on issues of law library management and funding, the confidentiality of library circulation records, and the use of wireless networks in law schools.

Professor Johnson has served as chair of the Law libraries Committee of the America Bar Association’s Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. He teaches Property, and Wills, Trusts, and Estates.