Quintin JohnstoneQuintin Johnstone (March 29, 1915 – June 27, 2014) was an American legal scholar. He served as the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School, where he was an authority on property law and land transactions, and was later an academic at the New York Law School.
Johnstone received his undergraduate and legal education at the University of Chicago. After beginning a career in academia, he obtained additional degrees from Cornell and Yale Law School. The majority of Johnstone's tenure as a law professor was spent at Yale University, where he advocated for the teaching of property law and took an active role in recruiting international students. Johnstone also co-founded the law school of Addis Ababa University in 1967, establishing the first of such institution in Ethiopia.
At Yale, Johnstone assumed major administrative positions. He was remembered for being a "strong supporter of empirical work and interdisciplinary approaches to law" and "more concerned with the relation of legal education to the professor than any other member of the faculty". Upon his death in 2014, Robert Post, the dean of Yale Law School, described him as "an iconic figure" at the institution. Provided by Wikipedia