Elected Member

Professor Jonathan R. Nash

Atlanta, GA
Emory University School of Law
Columbia University
New York University School of Law

Jonathan Nash is the Robert Howell Hall chaired professor of law, and Associate Dean for Research, at Emory University School of Law. He serves as Director of the Emory Center for Federalism and Intersystemic Goverance, and Director of the Emory Center for Law and Social Science. 

Professor Nash specializes in federal courts and jurisdiction, the study of courts and judges, and environmental law (both domestic and international). Before coming to Emory Law, Professor Nash served as the Robert C. Cudd Professor of Environmental Law at Tulane University. He has served as a visiting professor at University of Chicago Law School and at Hofstra University School of Law and also has been a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School. Professor Nash is a prolific scholar, publishing in the Columbia Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Michigan Law Review, the NYU Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, among other leading journals. His scholarship has been cited by numerous courts, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Eight, and Ninth Circuits.

Prior to teaching, Professor Nash was a law clerk to the Honorable Donald Stuart Russell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and to the Honorable Nina Gershon, then Chief Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Professor Nash also worked as an attorney in New York. Professor Nash received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, summa cum laude, from Columbia University in New York, his J.D., magna cum laude, from NYU School of Law, and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

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Areas of Expertise
Civil Practice & Procedure (Litigation)
Legislation (Government Law)
Administrative Law
Environmental Law
Federal Courts
Property Law (Real Property)