John D. Ohlendorf is a graduate of Bethany Lutheran College (summa cum laude) and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude), where he was an editor...Continue Reading
John D. Ohlendorf is a graduate of Bethany Lutheran College (summa cum laude) and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude), where he was an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. After clerking for Judge Raymond Gruender of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, he was an Olin-Searle-Smith Fellow in Law at Northwestern University School of Law. His publications include “Against Coherence in Statutory Interpretation,” forthcoming in the Notre Dame Law Review, “Textualism and Obstacle Preemption,” in the Georgia Law Review (2013), and “Textualism and the Problem of Scrivener’s Error,” in the Maine Law Review (2011). Mr. Ohlendorf’s areas of interest include civil procedure, statutory interpretation, administrative law, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law, and his research focuses on the role of context and inference from silence in legal interpretation. He is currently working on a series of papers involving statutory interpretation, choice of law, the Erie doctrine, preemption theory, and implied repeal of legislation.