Andrew Johnston is Professor of Company Law and Corporate Governance in the School of Law. He was appointed to a chair at Sheffield in January 2013. Before coming to Sheffield, he lectured at the Universities of Queensland, Cambridge, Sheffield (2003-5) and Warsaw.
He studied law as an undergraduate at Cambridge and wrote his doctorate at the European University Institute in Florence. Before becoming an academic he practised as a solicitor with Herbert Smith and the Treasury Solicitor.
Andrew teaches and researches in the fields of company law and corporate governance, broadly conceived.
In his teaching, Andrew encourages students to consider the policies behind the law, linking topics studied to current corporate and financial events. He attempts to demystify economics for his students, and encourages them to consider the best way to deal with or govern the social costs created by companies, and the role of the law in this.
Andrew is a member of the Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL) research cluster in the School of Law.
His latest research projects examine the contribution of corporate governance to sustainability and regulatory responses to the global financial crisis.
Further information about Andrew can be found here.