John P. Heinz
Owen L. Coon Professor of Law Emeritus
John Heinz is an authority on the application of social science to the study of law. He holds a joint appointment with the sociology department and has been a research faculty member of Northwestern's Institute for Policy Research since 1972.
Areas of Expertise
- Law and Social Science
- Legal Profession
- Criminal Law
- Urban Lawyers: The New Social Structure of the Bar (University of Chicago Press, 2005) (with Robert L. Nelson, Rebecca L. Sandefur, and Edward O. Laumann).
- Lawyers in National Policymaking in The Paradox of Professionalism: Lawyers and the Possibility of Justice 220-242 (Cambridge University Press, 2011) (with Ann Southworth, and Anthony Paik).
- Chicago Lawyers in Conducting Law and Society Research: Reflections on Methods and Practices 59-71 (Cambridge University Press, 2009) (with Edward Laumann ).
- The Scale of Justice: Observations on the Transformation of Urban Law Practice in Analyzing Law’s Reach: Empirical Research on Law and Society (American Bar Association, 2008) (with Robert L. Nelson, and Edward O. Laumann).
- The Changing Character of the Lawyer-Client Relationship: Evidence from Two Chicago Surveys in The Management of Durable Relations: Theoretical Models and Empirical Studies of Households and Organizations (Thela Thesis Publications, 2000) (with Ethan Michelson, and Edward O. Laumann).
- When Law Firms Fail.
- Faculty, American Bar Foundation
- AB, Washington University
- LLB, Yale University
- Professor of Law, 1971-1988, Northwestern University School of Law
- Associate Professor of Law, 1968-1971, Northwestern University School of Law
- Assistant Professor of Law, 1965-1968, Northwestern University School of Law
- Visiting Scholar, 1975-1976, American Bar Foundation
- Executive Director, 1982-1986, American Bar Foundation
- Distinguished Research Fellow, 1987-present, American Bar Foundation
- Affiliated Scholar, 1974-1982, American Bar Foundation
- Captain, 1962-1965, U.S. Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
- Assistant, 1958, Congressman Peter F. Mack