J. Rodney Johnson
Professor Emeritus of Law
Profile

Professor Rodney Johnson is a Professor Emeritus at the Law School, having served on the faculty from 1970 until his retirement in 1999. He has authored over five dozen articles on wills and trusts, nearly a dozen of which resulted in legislative enactments based on his recommendations. Professor Johnson's Basic Will Drafting in Virginia (An Annotated Collection of Forms and Clauses for Non-Tax Wills, Revocable Inter-Vivos Trusts, Powers of Attorney, etc.) [6th ed. 2008] continues to be used by attorneys across the Commonwealth, and his brochure, Why You Need a Will (a Pamphlet to Explain the Need to the Layperson) [15th ed. 2011], is likewise widely distributed and continues to serve lawyers and the public. Professor Johnson is a life member of the American Law Institute, and he has served as a member of the Legislative Committee of the Virginia Bar Association's Section on Wills, Trusts, and Estates since 1979.

Memberships
Life Member, ALI
Virginia Commissioner, NCCUSL (1994-99)
CLU
ChFC
Professional Experience
Professor Emeritus of Law (1999-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Professor of Law (1972-1999)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Visiting Adjunct Professor of Law (1983)
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Visiting Adjunct Professor of Law (1977-1978)
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Assistant Professor of Law (1970-1972)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Assistant Professor (1968-1970)
Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Instructor (1967-1968)
Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

Education
LL.M., New York University 1970
J.D., College of William and Mary 1967
Contact Information
(804) 289-8200
Areas of Expertise
Wills and Trusts
Fiduciary Administration
Elder Law