Anthony Johnstone

Prof. Anthony Johnstone

Anthony Johnstone is an Associate Professor at the University of Montana School of Law. He teaches and writes about Federal and State Constitutional Law, Election Law, Legislation, and related subjects. Professor Johnstone has testified before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and the Montana Legislature, and spoken at academic, professional, and popular events across Montana and the United States. His legal work has been featured in the state and national press, including The Los Angeles Times, The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The National Law Journal, which named him its Appellate Lawyer of the Week in May 2012. Before joining the School of Law, Professor Johnstone served as the Solicitor for the State of Montana, practiced litigation as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, New York, and clerked for the Honorable Sidney R. Thomas, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School.



  • B.A., Yale College (1995)
  • J.D. with Honors, University of Chicago (1999)
17th Annual Faculty Conference