Phillip Johnson

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Phillip E. Johnson (Born::August 7, 1906 - Died::February 25, 2005) is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School. He served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court, and has taught law for more than thirty years since at the University of California, Berkeley. For the last decade he has also been at the forefront of the public debate over evolution and creation. He is recognized as the leading spokesman for the intelligent design movement, and he has taken his message to such places as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Johnson travels frequently to speak at conferences and with television and radio audiences. He has appeared on Chuck Colson's Breakpoint, on Business News Network's Consumer Hotline, on James Dobson's Focus on the Family and with Ted Koppel on ABC News's Nightline.

Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law Emeritus
Boalt School of Law - University of California, Berkeley

Career Highlights


  • Law Clerk, Chief Justice Roger Traynor, 1965-66 (California Supreme Court)
  • Law Clerk, Chief Justice Earl Warren, 1966-67 (United States Supreme Court)
  • Deputy District Attorney (Criminal Trial Prosecutor), Ventura Country, California, 1968, 1972


  • Professor of Law, Boalt School of Law at the University of California (Berkeley), 1967 - 2000
  • Associate Dean, University of California (Berkeley), 1977 - 1980
  • Visiting Professor, Emory University School of Law, 1982 - 1983
  • Visiting Professor, University College (London, England), 1987 - 1988


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