Jeffrey Shealy Carter-Johnson

Senior Lecturer


Professor Jeff Carter-Johnson (JCJ to his students) is a Senior Lecturer at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.   Previously, JCJ was at Michigan State University College of Law where he taught in both the JD and Global Food Law Programs.  During his time at MSU, he served as a Special Projects Coordinator to develop the Global Food Law Program and oversaw the MSU Startup Project – a forerunner of the current Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic.  His teaching interests include intellectual property and classes at the intersection of law and science.  JCJ has also coached several intellectual property moot court teams to national finals.  He is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has worked as a consultant.  JCJ received his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis where he was a Scholar in Law awardee.  He also obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Virginia where he attended as a Presidential Fellow.  He received his B.S. in Biology from Old Dominion University.  In addition to his scientific publications, Professor Carter-Johnson has also published in the area of university research, licensing, and bioinformatics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Contracts
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • BioLaw

Selected Publications


  • BS Biology, Old Dominion University
  • Ph.D Microbiology, University of Virginia
  • JD, Washington University School of Law in St. Louis

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