Faculty Profiles

Leslie Johns

Leslie Johns

Associate Professor of Political Science and Law
B.F.A Carnegie Mellon University, 2002
M.S. Carnegie Mellon University, 2003
M.A. New York University, 2005
Ph.D. New York University, 2008

Professor Johns’ research and teaching lies at the intersection of international law and international relations. In particular, she focuses on international trade disputes at the WTO, the property rights of foreign investors, and the design of international courts and treaties. Her recent publications include: "Under One Roof: Supply Chains and the Protection of Foreign Investment," (with Rachel Wellhausen), 110 American Political Science Review 31 (2016), "Fear of Crowds in World Trade Organization Disputes: Why Don't More Countries Participate?" (with Krzysztof Pelc), 78 Journal of Politics 88 (2016), and Strengthening International Courts: The Hidden Costs of Legalization (University of Michigan Press, 2015).